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Yogi Tones Podcast – Yoga Teacher Scam

Had a conversation through text with a yoga teacher recently who said my business was a scam. I really took this to heart and after the initial reaction, realize that wasn’t necessary. That always seems to be the case with these type of situations right? Hope this recording helps you in your future business dealings and we learn to let go and stay with our breath a little while. Much love!

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Yogi Tones Podcast with Alicia Tillman – Awkward Yoga Girl

Alicia Tillman joins me on the show today to chat about teaching yoga to young athletes, trap yoga & tacos, and how she grew to be a rockstar yoga teacher!

Alicia Tillman, A.K.A Awkward Yoga Girl, is an unconventional yoga teacher from Houston, TX. Her love of the traditional practice mixed with her humor and musicality, she is able to create a yoga experience like no other. Her ability to challenge students of all levels, while creating a fun and comfortable environment for the student to grow in their practice. Alicia is a 300hr Registered Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Alliance. With a focus on yoga for athletes and performance, she is able to create a practice to benefit the movement in all body types from professional to the everyday athlete. She is currently the Program Director and co-creator of Empower Fitness Lab and teaches events and workshops around the country and internationally.

Find more from Alicia on her Website and Instagram.


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

Yogi Tones Podcast with Lauren Robinson – Led By Love

Lauren Robinson and I chat about entrepreneurship, oils, teaching yoga, healing yourself and other fun stuff on this episode! Lauren is a RYT-200, Reiki, and Myofascial Release Practitioner who 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.

Connect with Lauren!! 

Website    Facebook    doTerra    Instagram


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Meet Yoga Teacher and Home-made ice-cream Lover Carolyn Smith

What type of yoga do you teach?

Vinyasa, yoga for stress and burnout, yoga for ME and chronic fatigue syndrome, yoga for addictions

Which studio/s?

The Drawing Room, Butleigh

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

In my new studio at The Drawing Room

What do you like the most about practicing there?

The studio has been designed for small classes of up to 4 people for me to teach yoga for mental health and recovery. It is part of a beautiful house looking out into a peaceful garden so I feel close to nature and get inspiration for my classes.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

By subtly sharing the principle of non-attachment when I see people putting themselves under huge pressure to achieve and acquire possessions and status.

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

Time with the most important people in my life; my two adult children.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

Teaching free yoga taster sessions for colleagues I worked with while I was doing my teacher training. I’d expected that only one or two people would turn up however the class was close to overflowing with 20 people!

What is your favorite food?

Home-made ice-cream made with any type of berries. Blissful.

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

Viparita Karnak to promote subtle, gentle yoga and inclusivity.

What inspires you to teach yoga?

In my previous career as a mental health social worker and senior manager, I was dealing with high levels of stress and kept striving to achieve more and more. Yoga changed my life. It reduced my level of stress, gave me the confidence to start teacher training at the age of 45 and then give up my secure, well paid job. I know yoga works and it can change other people’s lives too. That’s what inspires me.

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

In a small clearing in a forest at dawn. I just need to find it!

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

Trying to sit down on a block without looking when teaching a large class; I sat on the back of the block, overbalanced and ended up on my back with legs in the air!

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

Those of us who practice yoga don’t need research findings and evidence about the benefits of yoga. Although they are important, we know it works from our own experiences. If you’re curious, give it a go.

What music are you jamming to right now?

I’ve recently realised the importance and beauty of silence and have exchanged music for space and tranquility.

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

Students telling me that the yoga has helped them to become calmer, reduced their anxiety and improved their sleep. Students realising that asana is only the beginning.

Where else can we find you?

Drinking tea with Jade who owns the house and tea room where my new studio is based, working towards our aim of an inclusive community hub in our rural village.

Anything else you would like to add?

Unbeknown to me, in 2017, Jade, who owns the house where my studio is based, less than half a mile away, was also planning to change her life. She wanted to create something very special for the local community. A local resident who attended one of my classes visited her tea room and saw the potential. She linked Jade and I and within days, Carolyn Smith Yoga at The Drawing Room Butleigh was born!


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 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

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Yogi Tones Podcast with Brian Glasspool – Beautiful Struggles of Full Time Yoga Teaching

Brian Glasspool and I chat about the ups and downs of working toward being a full time yoga teacher.

Brian is a San Diego Yoga Instructor who loves to teach yoga and guided meditation. He has been teaching yoga for over 4 years. Brian completed his RYT 200 at I Am Yoga Wellness Studio while attending CSU Stanislaus. After completing graduate school he moved to San Diego with the intention of finding himself. Brian has focused on crafting his teaching style through various styles of yoga, guided meditations, workshops, and podcasts. Brian’s intention as an instructor is to make yoga more accessible to all from any demographic. Brian loves to read, write, be out in nature, and to help others.

www.brianglasspoolyoga.com

IG: @blovedwanderer

 


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

Can You Teach Yoga If Your Not Flexible?

A little rant about being flexible on and off the mat. We as teachers have a responsibility to our students especially new ones to be mindful. I also get that students sometimes don’t listen and maybe need a talking to after class, hahaha! Also I touch on the idea of being flexible in the yoga business you are building and share a recent situation that had me pissed and needing me to find my yoga off the mat. Enjoy the show!


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Yogi Tones Podcast with Jules Mitchell – Yoga Biomechanics

Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, educator and massage therapist. Her unique approach incorporates her extensive study in biomechanics with the modern application of yoga asana to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate loading, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. She leads workshops and continuing education courses worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics.  Jules is currently writing her book, Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching, which is expected to become available in 2018 through Handspring Publishing.  She is also adjunct faculty at Arizona State University where she serves as the yoga consultant on various research studies.  If she’s not teaching workshops at your favorite local studio any time soon, you can access a variety of her programs online.

Learn more about Jules Mitchell.


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

Solo Episode! Seeding Your Passion

Little solo sesh today! Took a yoga class and the teacher seeded her passion extremely well! So I thought it would be good to talk to you about selling in your yoga class. Number one tip! Don’t be a douchebag! That is really the only tip.

Inviting a conversation about what you love while teaching a yoga class is always a great idea! Listen in and enjoy your day!


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Yogi Tones Podcast with Justin Temple – Radically Consistent

Justin was instantly drawn to yoga after being pulled, hooting and hollering, into his first class at the bidding of his friends. Justin describes his group classes as radically consistent. The focus is to help each student get the most out of their practice. Both, in the short and long-term. Had a great time chatting with Justin, you’ll love our conversation! Listen in and enjoy your day!

Check out more from Justin at his website – justintempleyoga.com

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