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How To Become A Yoga Teacher

If you want to become a yoga instructor, then start here. These are my most helpful articles to get you started.

Yoga Teacher Resources

If you’re already a yoga instructor and you’re looking for resources on how to choose your advanced training or to improve your career, then you’ll love this section of the blog. From how to write the perfect resume to how to find a job, I’ve got you covered.

Yoga Business and Marketing

Managing Cash Flow and Profit In Your Yoga Business

You’ve done all the thinking, crunched all the numbers, and you’re finally ready to take the plunge—you want to create your own yoga business! With that comes managing cash flow and profit. If running and starting a business is relatively new to you, you might not be...

The Top 5 Biggest Fears of New Yoga Teachers

Dear New Yoga teacher: I feel you.You've just finished your yoga teacher training and are preparing to launch your career. And yet, when graduation finally comes, you find yourself drowning in a waterfall of what ifs as you grapple with the biggest fears of new yoga...

13 Yoga Playlists for Every Style and Taste

A great yoga playlist is a lot like avocado on a veggie burger. Can you get by without it? Sure. But the right yoga playlist (like the perfect avocado) just makes everything better. 😌  Am I right?  A good playlist can help you set the tone for your class,...

Yoga Alliance

How Many Hours Do You Need to be Certified by the Yoga Alliance?

Timing is everything. Especially when it comes to YTT! With literally thousands of yoga teacher trainings to choose from with all of the confusing standards, travel options, and formats, you might be wondering, how long is a yoga alliance certified training, really?...

Am I Qualified to Teach After Taking a 200 Hour YTT?

So, you're interested taking a yoga teacher training (yay!!)? Even if you're more than ready to dive into your YTT, you may still be wondering ... is 200 hours enough to teach yoga? As an expert teacher-trainer who has graduated thousands of students just like you,...

On Being a Yoga Teacher

5 Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training (For Non-Teachers, Too!)

If you’re hooked on yoga, it’s only a matter of time before you get curious about the benefits of yoga teacher training. How do you know when you’re ready for YTT (it’s different for everyone)? Can you go through training if you don’t want to teach (absolutely). And...

13 Yoga Playlists for Every Style and Taste

A great yoga playlist is a lot like avocado on a veggie burger. Can you get by without it? Sure. But the right yoga playlist (like the perfect avocado) just makes everything better. 😌  Am I right?  A good playlist can help you set the tone for your class,...

Chakras and Kundalini

Wanna know about the chakras colors, how they work, and how to balance them? Then check out these posts all about the chakras and Kundalini Yoga. See all of my posts about chakras and Kundalini Yoga here.

Yoga Pose Directory

Explore different yoga postures, alignment, and yogic philosophy behind the poses.

Yoga Philosophy

Learn yogic philosophy, practices, and postures for a deep dive into traditional yoga.

Pranayama

How to Do Sitali Pranayama: The Cooling Breath

https://youtu.be/vthtFd3BUCc In yoga, we often talk about stoking our internal fire to awaken prana. This is in part why people love vinyasa flow so much. You know - the same people who love a daily 5-mile jog and core work. We -(yes, I am one of you) love to feel the...

What Are Nadis? Your Guide to Energy Channels In Your Body.

Ah! The beautiful journey of becoming a yogi! You’ve been practicing asanas, doing breathing exercises, and chanting mantras. But you’re not there yet. The physical aspect of yoga is just the tip of the iceberg. Now, you’re learning all this stuff about your astral...

How To Do Pyramid Pose

(Parsovtannasana): Techniques, Benefits, Variations Level – Intermediate Pyramid Pose (Parsovtannasana) Pyramid Pose Prep & Practice 1 Beginning in Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I), right leg forward, left leg back, hands on hips. Right toes (front foot)...

Meditation

Chanting Mantras: Unlock the Secrets of These Spiritual Formulas

Mantras are spiritual formulas that alter the pattern of your mind. Really, you ask? Yes, really! Chanting mantras with your daily yoga practice instantly connect you to divine vibrations. Chanting may be one of the most widely misunderstood practices, often falling...

What is Japji? The Sacred Ritual, Explained

What is Japji? The Sacred Ritual, Explained Japji is a universal prayer that brings wisdom, blessings, and peace to anyone who chants it. It’s the most effective incantation 🪄  I know of, but it involves less magic than you might think! This beautiful prayer is...

The 7 Aquarian Mantras: Tune In To Profound Transformation

For newbies to Kundalini yoga, the chanting can be a *bit* overwhelming at first. Truth be told? I thought the chanting was a bit culty before I learned more about the why behind it.  Chanting mantras not only focuses the mind and oxygenates the brain (you’ll...

Prenatal Yoga

Home Birth vs Hospital Birth: Which is More Yogic?

Congratulations, you're having a baby! Now is the time for questions that lead to research that leads to... TA-DA! More questions. I've been there! You're probably here because you're caught between two worlds; you're considering a home birth, but you're not sure if...

Pregnant? To Teach or Not To Teach

Congratulations! You're pregnant!  Your heart is probably overflowing with the joy of motherhood! ....Aaaaaand your mind is probably filled with at least a few oh crap types of thoughts as you embark on the most epic 40-week rollercoaster ride of your life!...

9 Yoga Modifications for Pregnancy and How to Teach Them

Regardless of your level of expertise as a yoga teacher, chances are, you will have someone who is pregnant in your vinyasa yoga class at some point in your career.  You don't have to be a practicing prenatal yoga instructor to guide pregnant students but it's...