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A podcast about yoga teaching, business, and just folks getting real!! Tune in to the show on your favorite platform for podcasts, if YogiTones is not there, hit us up and we will get it there. Much Love and thanks for listening!!

Nikki Krause pre-class Warmup

We get into electrolytes, what type Nikki uses and how much she uses, and Rich Roll (of course). Nikki reminds us especially when you’re teaching in the heat to keep up with your potassium and to listen to what motivates you. Nikki always puts me in a good mood and raises my vibes, so get around people that build you up and challenge you to be your best self! Subscribe to the show to keep up with all the goods and grab a can of Ultima unless it says Nik! Much love and thanks for listening!!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 83 With Sophia Da Silva Hopson – To Be Inspired

What a great episode! I got to sit down and chat it up with the amazing Sophia Da Silva Hopson and she does not disappoint. We get real about teaching yoga and what it truly means to us. Sophia is someone that will bring the best out of you whether on the mat or in a conversation at your local library.

Sophia believes that teaching is an act of service that embodies Maya Angelou’s quote, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” This is the quintessence of her core beliefs as a yoga teacher.

As a practitioner of yoga first, she is committed to learning in perpetuity. Sophia is certain that the totality of yoga has something to offer you if you come open, willing and ready to fall madly in love with where you are. She will tell you that Strength and Flexibility are not required, just an open mind and an open heart.

Her classes are a blend of mind/body integration and an emphasis on SOUL.

Tons of gems on this episode, listen in and enjoy your day!!

Stay tuned for Podcast Om My Goodness and check her out at Mosaic Yoga!!

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Yogi Tones Monthly Income Report – February

Hey everyone! Here is my income report for the month of February. I have to say I am happy with it and feel it will continue to grow! Have a listen and let me know what you are working on to have yoga be your full time gig! Plan on opening a studio? Maybe you want to put on an event? Get at me and lets see how we can work together!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 82 With Amanda Kingsmith – Mastering the Business of Yoga

Amanda Kingsmith is a RYT-200 yoga teacher and yoga business consultant based out of western Canada, although she spends much of her time traveling the world with her partner, Ryan, and is currently based out of Mexico City. Amanda came to yoga from a marketing & business background, and has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing from the University of Calgary. Amanda combined her love of business with her love of yoga by starting M.B.Om, a podcast and online business focusing on the business side of yoga. 

She works with yoga teachers to help them create careers they love that are both sustainable long-term and financially abundant! Amanda has worked with yoga teachers from all corners of the globe, and taught students at studios in Canada and the US. Amanda currently offers weekly classes on her YouTube channel, and is a studio manager for The Yoga Lounge, based out of a Canmore, AB. Amanda teaches vinyasa flow, but has also trained in prenatal and restorative yoga. She is also the co-host of a popular travel podcast and blog called The World Wanderers., and works as an advisor for a growing apprenticeship program called Praxis

When she’s not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find Amanda exploring all corners of the world, hiking, reading, writing, or enjoying a cup of tea! 

Grow your yoga Biz with MBOM’s Yoga Business Boot Camp 

Follow MBOM at Facebook and IG @masteringthebusinessofyoga

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January 2018 Income Report

Hey guys! I put together a quick episode about how much money I made as a yoga teacher in January. I plan to bring more episodes that document my journey as a yoga instructor and break down the reality of what it takes to make full time money as a yoga teacher. Lots of things going on and am in works with a local artist on two different projects that are yoga related, plus an experienced yoga instructor putting together a product to be sold on the site!! I have also started a new podcast with my buddy Jay Ojeda and would say that too is part of the big picture. What are you working on that can be connected to your yoga teaching? Are you selling crystals? Giving Reiki? There are many many different opportunities to make money that can come from your teaching, get creative with your work and lets connect!! 

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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 81 With Kent Katich – Owning Your Failures

What a great episode! For the past 18 years Kent Katich has been implementing yoga training into athletic programs throughout the country. Kent joins me on the show to talk teaching yoga in the sports world and what it actually takes to be successful in this type of business and how the “failures” start to pay off. Kent was awesome to chat with and is a real down to earth guy with great insight into building a yoga business within this arena. Check out what he has going on at All Sport Yoga

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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 80 With Mychal Prieto – Highs And Lows

Born in Santa Barbara, CA, Mychal is an ex-football collegiate plant-based athlete who has studied Kinesiology/Exercise Science since 2008, but his journey with health, fitness, & training began long before that. He spent 7+ years training with Dr. Rusty Smith who forever changed his life as a freshman at SBHS & helped increase his overall athletic performance, resiliency, self-confidence, happiness, discipline, & most importantly quality of life. Mychal is known for his ability to help his students build strength, body-awareness, & self-confidence through the use of Kettlebell’s & Yoga, heavily emphasizing form & technique.

Mychal is a certified Level 1 Strong First instructor (SFG), 200-hour Holistic Yoga Flow instructor, Animal Flow Level 1, TRX, Functional Movement Technique (FMT Basic & Performance), & Precision Nutrition coach. Mychal was a top-producing trainer at Equinox from 2013-’17 & was voted Most Professional Trainer of the Year 2015 & ’16.

Check out more from Mychal in the links below!


IG: @mychalangelo

Yoga: Every Saturday @415pm at The Yoga Collective (Venice), Power Yoga (Santa Monica)

PT & Group Training classes: 34° North (Santa Monica)

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 80 With Michelle Marchildon – Theme Weaver

Michelle Marchildon is The Yogi Muse. She’s an award-winning journalist and the co-author of most recently, “Fearless After Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit and Yoga.” Her first book, Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser and Stronger through Yoga, shows how to laugh through the tears to enlightenment. Her book, Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga, is used by YTT’s worldwide. She’s an E-500 RYT based in Denver, Colorado.  You can find her in Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Mantra Yoga and Health Magazine and Sports Illustrated.

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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 79 With Lainey Morse – The Real Goat Yoga

Lainey Morse has a unique story that not many people can relate to. An idea that started by a twist of fate in the back field of her farm, is now a World-Wide phenomenon and it’s growing by the day. When Lainey first combined the words goat and yoga for a simple event in the Summer of 2016, she inadvertently created a media whirlwind. Since then, life has been anything but simple. At one time, she had over 2,300 people on a wait list to try her newfound classes of Goat Yoga. Lainey has appeared in hundreds of media outlets around the World, including Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, National Geographic and many more. Lainey has been in Marketing & Business Development for over 15 Years and is now focused on expanding her Goat Yoga business and being the pioneer of using goats as therapy animals.

For more from Lainey and Goat Yoga click the links below!

Website – goatyoga.net


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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 78 With Lisa Samuels – Building A Community

Lisa Samuels is a registered dietitian and 200hr RYT from Queens, New York.  She has been practicing yoga for 10 years and teaching Hatha and restorative yoga for three.  Lisa truly sees how important and beneficial yoga is for the body,mind, and spirit.  However, she felt something was missing from the yoga world- a sense of community that not only loves, but embraces and welcomes everyone with open arms.  With that mission in mind, Lisa decided to open The Happie House, a community wellness center.  There, the aim is to free the body, mind, and spirit of toxic thoughts and behaviors, especially fear, through a vast offering of yoga classes, nutrition lectures and counseling sessions, and social gatherings.  The Happie House will be opening soon, and Lisa cannot wait to experience it with all of you!  Namaste! 

Instagram: @the_happie_house
Facebook: TheHappieHouse/

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