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Yoga is more than just a workout. It is a life awakening practice and will help you in all things.

Meet Yoga Teacher and Standing Leg Raiser Julie Gagen

What type of yoga do you teach?

Vinyasa, Postnatal, Hot yoga, Restorative, Power, Kids, Slow Flow, Meditation

Do you teach at a studio?

Yes, I am the owner.

Which studio/s?

Be the Love Yoga + Wellness

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

At my studio 😉

What do you like the most about practicing there?

I love the community, the variety of classes, and how each class compliments the other.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I’m in year 4 of teaching and now offer between 8-12 classes each week, in addition to workshops and managing my studio. I also have two little kids (age 2 and 6). My work days can go all day and night. Life is busy. And I love it.

Compassion. Imperfection. Grace

Compassion is the practice I offer both to myself and my lifestyle. I am not perfect. I do not expect perfection out of my students, and I certainly don’t expect perfection out of my kids, but somehow I still have moments where I recognize I have held myself, my partner, or my community to a standard of perfection. 

That is when conflict appears. In the stuff. In the hard moments. When, even for a breath, I lose myself. 

And that is when, most importantly, I turn back to compassion for myself, compassion for all those involved, and give us all the grace to continue to be imperfect.

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

Laughter and family.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

I had the good fortune of learning from a yoga school that had a well established community. In our final days of training we co-taught classes to a full 60-person room. It was MAGIC. I loved being in a moment where I could build off of what another teacher had started. I loved witnessing the excitement in the community as they got to experience the very first class their favorite teachers had lead. I loved building up the room to a place where someone else could take over. And I loved the ease that came from knowing that it was not all on me. And that we were in it together. Supported. Encouraged. Embraced. It was beautiful.

What is your favorite food?

Fresh pressed apple, beet, ginger juice.

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

Standing leg raise. No question.

What inspires you to teach yoga?

People. Witnessing the progression of their practice. Watching minor instructions land in their bodies. Seeing the physical shifts that occur when something that I say lands on their bodies.

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

Exactly where I am.

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

Teaching class with baby food all over my shirt.

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

What are you waiting for?

What music are you jamming to right now?

Hymns of Spirit by a Beautiful Chorus

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

I have always known that if I didn’t teach, I would never practice or invest in my body and self development the way I do BECAUSE it’s my profession. I am exceptionally grateful for a profession that requires me to take care of myself.

Where else can we find you?

You can find me and my team on the following channels: 

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/betheloveyoga
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/betheloveyogastudio
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/bethelove
Website: http://www.bethelove.yoga


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 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

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

2019 San Diego Yoga Festival

Are you coming to San Diego Yoga Festival in March?!

Less than two months away and I am so excited for this FUN and healthy epic 4 days of nonstop yoga!

Check out the changes, additions and all the epic offerings happening at this event on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, on the map below including an entire Kid’s Yoga Center sponsored by Hapa Yoga & Fitness offering family and kids activities throughout the weekend for free, an epic sound dome (fitting 20 people) offering profound and intimate sound healing sessions from various sound tools and instruments, Yoga With Shawna’s Reiki Clinic offering $1 a minute healing sessions, a free smudging and affirmation center to get blessed or inspired as you check in to the event and free surf lessons!!!! All of this right on the beach in the epic, Imperial Beach, with nonstop yoga and healing classes on our huge beachside stages or the workshop area!

GET YOUR TICKETS!!! Volunteer if you can’t afford it!!! Be a vendor or sponsor! Come together :!

 

 

Details on all of those options: www.sandiegoyogafestival.com

We are looking for yoga teachers! Fill out the Teaching Form to get pick a yoga class near you!

Meet Yoga Teacher and Plant Based Foodie Ana Demaison

What type of yoga do you teach?

Hatha/ Vinyasa

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Gardens or cozy studios.

What do you like the most about practicing there?

Nature contact or people’s energy.

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

I would stay with people I love, I would have a good conversation somewhere near nature and the sea.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

Private classes with friends in a open space, and after that i teach for some people at studio in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil and classes in a Hotel for guests in IlhaBela – Brazil.

What is your favorite food?

Plant Based Food.

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

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

What inspires you to teach yoga?

Share with people a moment to think and feel their own breathing, share the inner sense of peace at the same time that you move your body, massage your organs and feed your mind without having to think about your concerns.

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

Here and now

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

My embarrassing moments always give me experience, that’s why they are so important. 
If i can handle with this moments, they are not embarrassing anymore.

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

Do it and surrender.

What music are you jamming to right now?

I always love to listen Jack Johnson, Bob Marley and Gayatri Mantra.

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

Do one more thing that I love by bringing awareness and heath-being to those who are looking.

Where else can we find you?

@aninhademaison
Facebook Ana Demaison Nutrição e Gastronomia Natural


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 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

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

Yogi Tones Podcast with Jackie Gadd – Teaching the Senior Population

Jackie Gadd ([email protected]) found yoga in 2004 as path to alleviate physical and emotional health complications. After volunteering to teach yoga to preteens, she went on to earn four small certificates in children’s yoga. In 2011, at age 43 and a new mom, she committed to yoga as a career, and earned her E-RYT-200 and RPTY (perinatal). Since, Jackie has added certifications like Yoga for Eating Disorders, Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, Accessible Yoga, Silver Sneakers, and trainings in mindfulness, restorative practices, and yoga anatomy. For her, every class is adaptive, and she insists that the practice should fit the practitioner, not the reverse.
Check out helpful links and more from Jackie below!

  • To share your thoughts:

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     If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

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

Yoga Molding

Often times when I am teaching yoga, I get thoughts of how I want to mold the students and get them to where I want them with postures in a sequence. That doesn’t always work out well because each person that comes to a yoga class is different. Different beliefs, body type, ideas of who they are or were in the past, present and future. We all can’t go to the same place and probably don’t want to in our yoga practice. We all offer something totally unique to the world that nobody else can offer. My kids often remind me that I need to stop trying to make them into what I want and allow them to explore and be who they are truly meant to be. My daughter did this little video of her molding a snowman and as she was creating it, I had to remind myself that it’s ok for slime to be on the table, or fall off of it. Getting messy is how we learn and how we can then guide others to learning as well.

 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 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

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

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


  • To share your thoughts:

     Other fun things to do:

     If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

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

 

Yogi Tones Podcast with Jay Ojeda – They Need Me

My good buddy Jay Ojeda is on the Yogi Tones podcast for the first time! We talk about taking a training for the first time, playlist, working the core and giving feedback. He also uses much bigger weights than me in class and this training is gonna rock since we are doing it together!!

More about Jay Ojeda. And by the way this short bio will only be the tip of the iceberg of info on Jay. He is a 40 year old male, retired from the Navy, has two daughters, likes good food, great coffee and staying active AF. Most days you can find him at work, in a yoga class, or in Mexico, where he lives. Connect with him on IG: jayojeda_ or in real life or somewhere in San Diego. Be on the lookout for more episodes from myself and Jay while we do this training!


  • To share your thoughts:

     Other fun things to do:

     If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

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