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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 93 – Nikki Krause Shares Her Cue Formula For Yoga Teachers

Nikki and I get into cues for teachers and how to use them effectively. We talk subtle cues, deepening cues and how you can be a great instructor without even moving your body. I probably drink too much coffee to do that now but hey maybe give it try in your next class! Nikki puts in a ton of time and effort into learning and growing as a teacher and am sure you'll get some nuggets for you to use in your yoga classes.

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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 92 – Sabrina Gallier from Fiitz Drops Some Science About Marketing and The Yoga Business

Sabrina Gallier breaks down the business of yoga and how much time you should be spending on sales and marketing for yoga teachers. Sabrina is the Co-founder of Fiitz – Find yoga anywhere. Teach yoga everywhere.
FiitZ is a community-driven platform for yogis, much like Airbnb is for travelers, with the objective to help the yoga industry reorganize as it matures further. We want to empower people to do more yoga, anywhere. Creating technology catered to yoga teachers is going to help students find the right classes, workshops, and retreats. Our vision is to make yoga easy to find and available everywhere, to everyone.  
In the last 1,5 years, Sabrina lived in 10 different places, and 3 different countries for her work before coming back home to San Diego. Her biggest challenge was to do yoga anywhere she went and find the teachers she could truly connect with. When Sabrina got back here, she was eager to make that process of finding a yoga teacher a bit easier and the whole experience, more pleasant. That is how FiitZ was born.  The people at Fiitz believe a 16 billion dollar industry could be better organized.  Today, 20.4 Million people practice yoga in the US. They want to bring yoga, wellness, and meditation to even more people worldwide.
Check out more from Sabrina and Fiitz Community!!

Special thanks to Sabrina for joining me on the show. Until next time!


Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 91 with Erin Clarelli From yOTga – Occupational Inspired Therapy Yoga

Erin Clarelli is awesome and so is her yoga business! We talk some of her fears she had from starting her yoga business and how if you just do it, it (your yoga business) will happen. Get out of your own way and hold a yoga class! 

More about Erin and her background..

Erin is a occupational therapist, certified children’s yoga teacher, sister, daughter, wife, friend, and fur mama. Her passion for yoga and mindfulness has always been intertwined into her work and she never realized how truly her treatment approach aligned with the holistic view of yoga… until now. She is eager to share these skills through interactive games, songs, play, and exploration of fun child centered Asanas (simply said – body positions) to support your child while challenging them to find their true potential. Erin is a rockstar!! Much love and thanks for listening!!

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Special thanks to Erin for joining me on the show. Until next time!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 90 – Shawna Schenk On How To Have A Successful Yoga Festival

Shawna breaks down the latest San Diego Yoga Festival, how amazing it was, why she will continue to do it in the month of March and how you have to put your heart and soul into your work, to make it really work. Listen in to what it takes to have a successful yoga festival from someone who has done it!!

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Special thanks to Shawna for joining me this week. Until next time!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 89 – Mindful in Minutes with Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith is an E-RYT 500, YACEP, founder of Yoga For You, and host of the iTunes chart topping podcast, Mindful in Minutes. Kelly was inspired to start sharing yoga and mindfulness as a teenager, when she saw the therapeutic benefits yoga and mindfulness had on her mom during her battle with breast cancer. At first Kelly did not start pursuing her passion as a career but the week after she graduated from University Kelly enrolled in her first yoga teacher training program and has never looked back. After a cross country move forced her to leave her full-time job in business management Kelly decided to turn yoga into her career. Kelly started with a small, modest studio in the rural midwest and has since expanded to thousands of students located all through the US, Canada, and the UK, offers yoga teacher trainings, workshops, and local and international yoga and mindfulness retreats.

Kelly believes that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to yoga and cultivates an environment that empowers her students to listen to their bodies, explore their personal practice through more than just yoga poses, and to find joy and gratitude for the life they have. She believes you already have everything you need to thrive instead of you, you just need the right tools, and a little courage to bring your true radiance forward and thrive. Kelly is an advocate for living your life with joy and gratitude, creating a yoga and meditation practice that fits you, and always having a fresh cup of coffee in hand. Kelly and Yoga For You have been featured in places like FabFitFun, KTVO ABC News, and numerous major lifestyle and wellness blogs and podcasts.

Check out more from Kelly with the the links below!

Website for YFY yogaforyouonline.com
website for podcast mindfulinminutespod.com

Special thanks to Kelly for joining me on the show. Until next time!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 88 with Karla Rodas – La Vida Yoga Con Karla!!

Karla Rodas , RYT-200 and Reiki Practitioner, is an ambassador of love and hugger of sweaty beings. It wasn’t always that way. She found yoga at the perfect time in her life. As a Navy spouse and mother of two sons, she was stressed out and wound tight when her husband deployed for many months at a time. With dedication to her new found practice and the help of her first teachers at Chula Vista yoga, she learned tools to help her in her daily life. Since her first 200-hr training, she’s completed several trainings and specializes in yoga for trauma/military communities, restorative-yin and yoga therapeutics for those suffering from chronic pain and injury. She offers REIKI + RESTORE workshops to support healing in the community. 

Through yoga and writing, her greatest hope is to help others self-heal and tap into their own inner beauty, strength and limitless potential, always with humor and love. Karla, a native New Yorker, now lives a chill California life, (thanks to YOGA), joined by her beloved husband Frank and two sons.

Visit Karla on her website – La Vida Yoga Con Karla

Also check her reflections on life, yoga and other fun stuff HERE!

Special thanks to Karla for joining me this week. Until next time!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 87 – The Independent Yoga Instructor With David Miranda

Today I chat with a yoga teacher who I went through teacher training with and is just an awesome guy. David Miranda and I talk about some of his set backs as well as some of his successes since he has become certified. What he is working on to build his personal yoga classes and some of the marketing he is trying out. Give it a listen and be sure to visit his website ParfaitYoga.Com

A little more about David…

As the son of a Navy Man he moved around quite a bit. Spent six years in Panama Canal Zone most notably, was a Dance Major at UC Santa Barbara for many years, eventually settling in San Diego. He has always practiced Yoga, but only recently found CorePower and studio taught classes. Shortly after his first few classes he decided to get certified. He teaches a free community class for seniors at the SD LGBT Center every Monday and they are his hearts joy!! He also does regular classes in the park called Parfait Yoga twice a week, check out his web site and face book page to join his class!

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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 86 – An Evening With The Kula Yoga Fam!

Love and positive vibes is abundant when you hang with the Kula Yoga Family! Always a good time when we get together! This time I was able to record it so you could hear how great it is to vibe higher with the awesome people. Find your community and love them! Still looking for a community?! Kula is on 3rd Avenue in downtown Chula Vista. Come check us out, take a yoga class and soak in the good vibes!!

This episode we get into how loud you have to speak when teaching yoga and how your mom voice can help, Darek breaks down how to be an insta yogi when using peacock pose. Teaching tree pose the right way, baby grasshopper, giving que’s in Polish, helping beginners, how to say yoga in Spanish and much much more!! Listen in and enjoy your day!

Follow everybody on Instagram because they always have fun yoga stuff to follow along with and enjoy!

Darek Oktaba The Sun Watcher

Sonia with Upright Citizen

Kula Yoga SD

Paulina aka Pow Pow

After you follow them on insta, check them on facebook or drop in and take a class from one us!!

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Kula Yoga Website

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Special thanks to the entire Kula Yoga Family for joining me this week. Until next time!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 85 with Sita Rose – In Essence

What a privilege to chat with Sita Rose on the podcast today, her energy and genuine love for what she does is truly inspiring! A yoga teacher and musician who really knows how to blend the two and make magic! Support her debut album In Essence by going to SitaRose.com or indigogo.com and choosing a package. You’ll be glad you backed such a great project. Also join us at Queen Bees May 6th for the album release party!

A little more about Sita Rose…

Sita Rose is a spirit seeker, space holder, and music maker. Based in San Diego, CA, she is an expressive performer skilled at crafting melodic medicine derived from the heart. She draws from her experience as a board-certified music therapist, devotional singer,  ashtanga yoga practitioner to elevate consciousness and promote peace.  Her gypsy spirit has led her to study the ancient healing qualities of music throughout  India, South America, and Jamaica. As co-founder of Seed & Song LLC, she is passionate about fostering communities that empower women.  

Sharing is caring. If you can’t contribute financially, please consider sharing on social media, sending an email, donate a product or perk for BACKER BONUSES, volunteering at the album release party May 6th event. Your help is welcomed in all forms. Much love and see you soon!!


Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 84 – It’s Time to Wake Up and Be Awesome Kitty Blincoe

Kitty Blincoe is an ex-Fashion Exec who after many “mental moments” on and off the mat has transformed from a Type A Personality to a “Recovering” Type A Personality all because of YOGA.  Soul Whisperer, credentialed Yogini (E-RYT 500) and cancer survivor, Reiki Master, motivational speaker, Melt Method certified and Yoga Teacher Trainer are some of her credentials.  She is the creator of ReBoot: AromaReiki + Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and is a y4c – Yoga4Cancer Master Teacher.  She is ecstatic to call San Diego home after moving from the northeast two years ago.  Visit her at Sanctuary Z – a Sleep, Stretch and Stress Management space in Carlsbad, CA which she owns and where she guides those going through challenging times or looking for a mindset change to Success through Tranquility. In my eyes Kitty is a yoga rockstar!! KITTY’S MISSION is Blending Eastern and Western modalities for a global mentality on wellness, daily life and contentment.

Yoga Nidra is like a “Facial for the Brain Cells” while being soothed by Kitty’s “mesmerizing voice”.  Bask in the warm bliss of reiki healers surrounding the class and taking this experience to a whole new vibration.

Check out more from Kitty at KittyBlincoe.com

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Special thanks to Kitty for joining me this week. Until next time!