How to Teach Meditation to Beginners – A Step by Step Teachers Guide

As yoga teachers, especially newly qualified ones, the amount of stuff we need to keep on top of is boggling. Often we are so worried about asana that we forget that the physical practice of yoga developed solely to prepare the body to sit in contemplative silence. Teaching meditation is probably some way down the…

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The Business of Yoga — 3 Pillars to Success

Going into business, becoming an ‘entrepreneur’, is all the rage. More and more individuals are looking for a way to secure a career without the restrictions imposed on them in the traditional workforce — cubicles, unforgiving 9-5 work hours, having to work from a noisy office, just to name a few. As yoga teachers, this…

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Tips for Travelling Yoga Teachers

Did I intend to become a ‘travelling yoga teacher’? Possibly not actually. For me, it conjures up visions of being some battered-yoga-mat-slinging, dreadlocked-elephant-pant-wearing trust fund kid… Not that I have anything against such folks (hi there and good work if that’s you! 😉 ) but with a 15 year corporate career behind me I think…

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Grow Your Yoga Community with Email

With social platforms becoming more and more popular, businesses and entrepreneurs have moved away from email. Rather than send off an email we update our Facebook page or post a new Instagram photo. Don’t get me wrong, these are all great ways to reach out to your audience. Ignoring email, inadvertently or not, is completely…

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Do You Need More Yang in Your Life?

As yoga teachers it is often assumed we float through our day to day lives without a care in the world, with instant access to limitless reserves of calm and quiet, and the same level of patience and serenity as Mother Teresa. Just the other day someone immediately wailed ‘oh you must be so zen…’…

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A Personalized Look at What it Takes to Run a Yoga Teacher Training Program

A look back on what Jules’ first experience running a yoga teacher training program was like. Read on to see how this compares to your first time running a YTT course OR if you are interested in running one, but unsure what that may look like. It’s very insightful…. I stood back to survey my…

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Does My Bum Look Big? — Creating Your First Yoga Video

Like any good entrepreneur, you are always looking to expand your reach and grow your audience continuously. You’ve started with the basics, like Facebook, Instagram and of course, a website. While this is all well and good, you want to take it one step further. Videos. Videos are a great way to broaden your horizons…

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Yoga Meditations for Children

I will be the first to admit that I don’t often read the news anymore. There is an exceptional amount of negativity int he world these days and allowing it to worm its way into my head has not had any positive benefits. However, you can’t avoid all news, especially when people share it on…

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5 Mistakes I Made in the First 5 Years of Teaching

*Guest Post by Jennifer* This week marks the 5th anniversary of finishing my first Yoga teacher training course. While I could easily have written a list of 50 things, I thought I’d zero in on some of the more energy zapping, what-am-I-doing-with-my-life causing ones. 1. Over Committing Like a lot of new teachers, the first…

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5 Ways to Network as a Yoga Teacher

There’s a saying in business, “it’s not about how many people you know, but who you know.” Simply put, when it comes to landing jobs or securing leads, if you know the right people you are more likely to succeed. Nepotism at it’s finest, amiright?! But what if you’re struggling to know anyone, let alone…

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