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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!!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 99 with Curious Monki Veronica Thai!

Veronica is a yoga teacher, podcaster and lifelong explorer.   She’s the host of the Curious Monki podcast – a yoga, spirituality and wellness based podcast designed to spark your journey of transformation.  She interviews yoga teachers, healers, coaches and great minds alike who are breaking ground to help others live heart led lives.  Her own stormy experiences taught her how to drop into her inner world and what it really means to “follow your heart”.  Now she works with intense optimism in her classes and podcast to cheer you on with the inspiration, tools and knowledge that you need to find and follow your own heart calling.

Check out more from Veronica at the links below!

website: curiousmonki.com or veronicathai.com (they go to the same place)
Instagram: @curiousmonki

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

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 98 with Nate Guadagni from Bo Yoga

Nate and I have a great chat about his business Bo Yoga, building a yoga business in general and how you should go about building your yoga business.

Nate Guadagni has been teaching yoga, qi gong and meditation full time for over thirteen years and is the founder of Bo Yoga®, a rapidly growing health and wellness system. His mission through Bo Yoga is to make mindful movement accessible to all people by providing innovative props and training techniques and adapting to student’s diverse needs.

He is the author of the book Bo Yoga: 7 Essential Values to Energize Your Life and has produced three DVDs: Bo Yoga for Beginners, Bo Yoga Basics and 5 Elements Qi Gong.  He has also created online courses and leads national workshops around the country.

He is a member of the Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.  His most recent training is Sarahjoy Marsh’s 500 Hour Yoga Therapy Program.

Website: boyoga.com
Instagram: @boyogaofficial

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

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 97 with Andrew Gordon – Yoga Moves You

Yoga Moves You Podcast host Andrew Gordon stops by to talk about how he completely transformed his business through Podcasting. A former yoga studio owner who has truly found what he loves and even offers a service to help others start their own podcast. Given the fact that he has a background in radio, it has a been a natural transition. Be sure to stay up with Andrew and all that he has going on, go HERE to learn how you can create your own podcast too!!

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

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 96 with Kitty Orient – Insight From A Yoga Studio Owner

Listen to what it takes to run and operate a yoga studio from Kitty Orient a Las Vegas/Minneapolis based yoga teacher who decided to take the leap into studio ownership. Often I hear people say they want to open a yoga studio without truly understanding what it requires from you in the day to day. Great episode if you think owning a studio is for you.

Kitty began her yoga practice in 2001 at Bikram Yoga in Minneapolis. She found that yoga was an excellent means to keep her body healthy, while helping to rehab many old injuries from a life of running, gymnastics, and other sports. She learned over time that relaxation through the breath work that goes hand in hand with a yoga practice was helping her sleep as well as keeping her mind clear and calm on a day to day basis.

After 4 years of personal practice, she knew she wanted to teach, and in 2005 Kitty completed her first RYT-200 certification for Hot Yoga through Corepower Yoga in Minneapolis. She began teaching in the fall of 2005. Over the next year, she completed her second RYT-200 certification for Vinyasa Yoga, as well as training to teach Yoga Sculpt. In 2012, Kitty completed her third RYT-200, and RYT-500 training in Brazil through Modo Yoga. She also completed Modo Flow training in New York City in 2014. Kitty is a graduate of Align Pilates’ Align Barre training, and has been teaching Barre classes since 2009.

Modo Yoga Las Vegas

Modo Yoga Minneapolis

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

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 95 with Anthony Davis – Not Everyone Enjoys Chaturanga

Today on the show Anthony Davis and I chat about some postures that might need a bit more attention and warm up before getting into them. Anthony left a comment about very common poses on a yoga teacher thread that really resonated with me and it was super cool to have him on to talk about it. Listen in to why leaving chaturanga out in your yoga class could be a good idea, because somebody in your yoga class doing chaturanga is not enjoying them.

Anthony is studying to be a Doctor of Chiropractic, emphasizing in Sports Medicine. He was originally drawn to yoga during battles with alcoholism and drug addiction, when his sister dragged him to a hot power vinyasa class despite his reluctance due to withdrawal symptoms. This class totally transformed him, and for the first time in years a healthy and positive relationship to his own body was formed. Simple tools like breathing and meditation combined with intentional movement and a commitment to personal health and growth can radically transform anyone’s life. Yoga works if you work it. 
Since beginning a yoga practice in 2009, Anthony has completed over 700 hours of yoga teacher training, become certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer with a Corrective Exercise Specialization. He has also taken many immersive workshops with world class teachers like David Swenson, Ana Forrest, and Rod Stryker, and been accepted to the Doctor of Chiropractic program at NWHSU where he will complete a Master’s in Exercise Science while getting his Doctorate. Education is the best thing one can do to enhance one’s own power and mastery of life. Giving it back through teaching is the practice of karma yoga which drives him. 
Want more awesome stuff from Anthony? Check out the links below!!
YouTube Channel
Instagram: @shapeshiftwellness
Facebook Page

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

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 94 – Surjot Kaur Talks About The Power of Kundalini Yoga

Another fun episode today with Surjot Kaur! We talk how to get paid to write, teaching Kundalini and the power behind that type of yoga and much more!

Surjot Kaur embraced Yoga practice over 24 years ago.  She is a mother, writer, drummer and yoga teacher who has completed over 500 hours of Yoga teacher training.  She works as an assistant to Yogi Amandeep Singh, a world-renown yogi who leads trainings and yatras in India.  Surjot Kaur (pronounced Sir Jote Kawr) is a spiritual name that means the Princess of the Universal Vibration that holds the whole Creation together.  She appreciates the mystical dimensions of Yoga and teaches with great joy and heart.  Sat Naam! 

Check out the link below for more from Surjot!


Helpful links that we chatted about, click on them to learn more!


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


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!!

Link to her website/social media handles:

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!