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Lauren Robinson and Pina Tripodi Give Some Insight into Planning the Peace, Love and Lavender Retreat

Lauren Robinson and Pina Tripodi talk about their upcoming Peace, Love and Lavender retreat! If you plan on holding a retreat yourself then this is a great episode for you! Give it a listen and let us know what you think!
 
  To sign up or learn more about retreat go to PeaceLoveLavender.eventbrite.com
 
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  Use the Discount code for 20% OFF: PeaceNLove
 

More about the Lauren and Pina..

Lauren Robinson, RYT-200, Reiki, and Myofascial Release Practitioner is dedicated to healing the mind, body and soul through creative movement.

Having completed her 200-hour Prana Vinyasa® Yoga certification in Raleigh, NC she transitioned to the west coast and currently resides in San Diego, studying under global Prana Vinyasa teacher, Shiva Rea. Lauren is actively working towards her 500-hour certification where she has expanded her skills to include Yoga Trance Dance® offerings.

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Pina Tripodi, M.Ed, Reiki Master, RYT-200, & Kids Yoga Teacher

Pina always knew she was going to be a teacher, and for the past 8 years she has done just that as a special educator working with children and adolescents. Little did she know that this was just the beginning. When she allowed herself to receive all of the possibilities that were in store for her, she realized that there was so much more to learn and to teach to those ready to learn them.

Yoga, Reiki, art, & essential oils all hold a special place in her heart and have all been transformative methods of hollistic healing in her life . Pina feels there is nothing quite like being able to give love to another person in the form of creating, teaching, and healing. 

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Special thanks to Pina and Lauren for being on. Until next time!!

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Income Report April 2018

It can be challenging to be a full time yoga teacher, especially if you are like me and find it draining to teach four classes a day. This month I did not put in as much work as I usually do, as far as reaching outside of studios to teach. The result is less money and the realization that being a yoga teacher outside of the studio means you have to hustle or you don’t get paid. We have to be able to get creative and always look for opportunities to teach if we don’t have the studios to hand us classes, which even then can be tough to get. I hope you find the report useful and thank you for listening. Until next time!!

To share your thoughts:

Yogi Tones Featured Teacher – Darek Oktaba

What type of yoga do you teach?

Hatha

Do you teach at a studio?

Yes

Which studio/s?

Every Body Yoga (Santee, CA) & Kula (Chula Vista, CA)

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Lifetime Fitness (Schaumburg, IL)

What do you like the most about practicing there?

Floors, Mirrors, Lights, Heaters!

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

So many hours on the mat that no time left for “off the mat”. Living green’ish and enjoying little things.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Indulge? Haven’t thought of that one. Need to create “indulge list” instead of “bucket list”. Haha.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Both

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Something calm. Something from back bend category.

If you could teach yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Kyoto

What has been your most embarrassing yoga moment as a teacher or practitioner?

Nothing extreme happened. Mixing left side with right doesn’t count.

Waffles or Pancakes?

Waffles

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Come to my class.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Grunge

What has been the most rewarding thing about being a teaching yoga?

Feedback(s)

Where else can we find you?

I am active on Instagram as @thesunwatcher. The feed is not 100% yoga oriented. I figured until I have my own studio I stay off-line. Maybe I should change that thinking…

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

 

 

Yogi Tones Featured Teacher – Daniel Lumley

 What type of yoga do you teach?

Forrest Yoga

Do you teach at a studio?

Yes.

Which studio/s?

Back To Balance.

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

In my home space.

What do you like the most about practicing there?

It is private, so I can explore poses for as long as I like without disturbance.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Conscious breathing and acting with positive intentions.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Given that I have already indulged in many of the things that most people would answer, it would be time with my family.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

Being terrified to stand in front of a class of students, to teach wrist stretches for my teacher.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

I’d sit with my legs crossed.

What inspires you to teach yoga?

The transformational effects that it has had on my life.

If you could teach yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Africa.

What has been your most embarrassing yoga moment as a teacher or practitioner?

Breaking wind, when in a yoga class, is still always a bit of a shock.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

It may transform your life and it may Not, but you will not know if you don’t give it a try.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Reggae artist Turbulance.

What has been the most rewarding thing about being a teaching yoga?

The individuals who really get it and make positive lifestyle changes because they embody the practice.

Where else can we find you?

Facebook: RECOVERYYOGALTD
Instagram: RECOVERYYOGALTD 
Twitter: @Wolverineyogi
YouTube: Recovery Yoga
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Anything else you would like to add?

I started practicing yoga after 13 years of drug & alcohol addiction. For as long as I have been practicing yoga, I haven’t used drugs or drank alcohol; 7 years.

Yogi Tones Featured Teacher – Lesa Green

 Where do you teach yoga?

Southwestern College, Grossmont College and Mesa College.

Favorite place to practice yoga?

Bikram Yoga

What do you like the most about practicing there?

That was my first real connection to Yoga at age 18.

What was your first experience with yoga?

My first experience was at age 16, falling asleep in an 8am Yoga class I attended with my mom. 

At 18, a friend of mine (who now teaches at Bikram’s) told me to try this class with her. Wearing full Dance pants and a long sleeved shirt, I think I received a double dose of heat therapy but I connected with it. And I never stopped. I knew I needed to train in Yoga.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Either at Bikram or CorePowerYoga. Something about the heat. I love it. If I don’t make it to a studio, I practice at home.

The world ends tomorrow. What will you eat tonight?

Korean BBQ, spaghetti, any of my moms cooking but most definitely Lumpia.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Natarajasana-Dancers pose.

If you could roll out your yoga mat anywhere in the world, where would it be?

India, of course! But also right in the middle of the Brazilian Rain Forest.

What inspires you to practice yoga?

The ability to zero in on my breathing, challenging my body and mind to do asanas that maybe felt impossible before and putting the world on pause during my practice.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about trying yoga?

I would ask them what they feel they need. People who are hyperactive or have high pressure careers might need a power Yoga so they don’t feel “bored” or that Yoga is “too slow”. And people who have previous injuries/limitations may need to start with a restorative Yoga so as not to feel overwhelmed. I would tell them that connection to the style and instructor are important before writing Yoga off completely. I believe that EVERYONE can benefit from Yoga. Experiment and take different styles with different instructors to discover the best fit for you.

What music are you jamming to right now?

I’m watching The Legoland Batman Movie! But if I was listening to music it would be some sort of Dubstep or TrapHouse.

Where else can we find you?

My website is: TheMIXTechnique.com

My socials (IG, Twitter, FB) are all:
@TheMIXTechnique

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 67 With Jon Old-Rowe – Loving Others Where They Are

Fourteen years ago Jon began yoga in a teacher training, and was where he took his first yoga class. It was actually a practice that began to quell his mind’s desires and addictions to pain and suffering.  Through a daily practice and much guidance, the links between his breath, mind, body and unique spirit gave Jon a heightened sense of the importance of love on all levels…for the individual self and all beings surrounding it. 

Jon teaches at Trilogy and Buddhi Yoga. Check him out!

Also writes poetry on Instagram @jonoldrowe

Thanks for listening and subscribe to the show if you have not done so. Much love!!

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Special thanks to Jon for joining me on this episode. Until next time!

Featured Yogi – Mychal Prieto

 Are you a yoga teacher?

Yes

Where do you teach?

The Yoga Collective (Venice) & Power Yoga (Santa Monica)

Favorite place to practice yoga?

In Nature

What do you like the most about practicing there?

Everything from the fresh are to the sounds

What was your first experience with yoga?

When I was 18 during my senior year in high school. My trainer/mentor suggested I take a yoga class at a local studio and I went with my dad and loved how I felt afterwards.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Slowly with intention

The world ends tomorrow. What will you eat tonight?

All the deserts from Cafe Gratitude

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Extended Triangle or Warrior 2

If you could roll out your yoga mat anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Overlooking the ocean with mountains nearby

What inspires you to practice yoga?

Living life & my family

 

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about trying yoga?

I grew up playing football from age 8-22, a professional strength/functional trainer, and trains (and instructs) with kettlebells 4-6 days a week. I was on the fence as a teenager but once I started to feel some of the many benefits of the practice, both physical and mental, the only thing I felt was that I should’ve taken up this practice at a younger age.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Michael Jackson P.Y.T.

Where else can we find you?

Mychalprieto.com

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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 66 With Nicole Jurovics – Rattled And Rebuilt

Nicole tried her first yoga class at Guilford College in 1992 because she thought it would be an easy elective. It was and it wasn’t. She adored her first yoga teacher for being funny and very strong, even though her teacher was really old…..like, forty (ahem)! So Nicole began practicing yoga more regularly and sampled styles and teachers as often as possible. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the end of 1994, she structured her life to include at least four yoga classes each week. With the physical practice established, her interest grew beyond her yoga mat and into other limbs of the discipline.

With a background in the music business, Nicole’s schedule included very late nights. She needed an anchor, something to tether her to a true foundation. She credits her yoga practice and studies for illuminating what was truly important—respect for herself and the friends who continually surfaced when she needed support. Shortly after marrying a yoga-loving musician (surprise!), she decided to further cement her commitment to her yoga practice by completing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Peachtree Yoga with Graham Fowler, Elizabeth Nix, and Sean Tebor.

Nicole has been teaching yoga since early 2004, with Decatur Yoga as her home base, although she’s fortunate to also work with other yoga studios, gyms, and schools.

Check out the Southeast Yoga Conference for upcoming 2018 dates and follow them on their Facebook Page.

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Special thanks to Nicole for joining me on this episode. Until next time!

 

Featured Yogi – Tristan Mangindin

Are you a yoga teacher?

Yes

Where do you teach?

CorePower Yoga – North Park

Favorite place to practice yoga?

CorePower Yoga

What do you like the most about practicing there?

A wonderful community, inspiring teachers, and awesome classes.

What was your first experience with yoga?

I attended my first hot yoga class in 2009, the entire day after, I was sore and couldn’t get out of bed, but something told me I needed to keep going, and I’d eventually get used to it. I started going three times a week after that, and eventually I lost 55 lbs., mostly through Asanas.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I try to practice at home with some Sun Salutations and a few poses to open up my shoulders and warm up my spine in the morning, but I honestly prefer to be in a class with other yogis. I need a community to truly practice.

The world ends tomorrow. What will you eat tonight?

BBQ Ribs

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Bird of Paradise

If you could roll out your yoga mat anywhere in the world, where would it be?

On a beach in Hawaii

What inspires you to practice yoga?

Knowing my yoga practice is essential for mindfulness and centering/grounding. I feel ‘out of sync’ when I haven’t flowed for a while. Also, with all of the other exercise I do, such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, yoga keeps me flexible and bendy, and has really helped me with breathing and staying calm while rolling.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about trying yoga?

Yoga is accessible and modifiable for anyone. Once you begin a consistent practice, you’ll feel your life change, and you’ll begin to see the world more calmly. There are so many benefits to yoga that translate into other activities that it should almost be a companion to them.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Mark Morrison – Return of The Mack