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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

The Best Yoga Business Coaches to Skyrocket Your Income

Forget about mixing… I say business IS pleasure! I love making business a spiritual practice. I love to teach yoga in person, online, and sell my trainings. If you want to see how I achieved this with templates you can use to score you first yoga studio job, leverage...

Best Blog Platform for Yoga Teachers

As an SEO, I've used a lot of different blogging platforms with a mix of different SEO tools. I've tried everything from a drag and drop website builder to a headless CMS, and I know what "website maintenance" really looks like. So when Brett asked me to write about...

How To Become A Yoga Therapist After Your YTT

You’re obsessed with yoga or teaching yoga (me too!). If you’ve already been teaching yoga and want to learn more and go deeper, perhaps you've considered becoming a yoga therapist. What’s that all about? When I was researching the difference between being a yoga...

Yoga Alliance

What Topics Does a Yoga Alliance-Certified Training Cover?

Just like studying at university where lectures follow a certain curriculum, a Yoga Alliance (YA) certified Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) offered by a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) is required to cover specific topics. There is freedom within these...

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?...

Teaching Yoga

Creating Inclusive Yoga Spaces: Here’s What To Avoid Saying

Have you ever gone to a yoga class where you couldn’t keep up? Maybe you were asked to contort your body into shapes that just weren’t attainable for you. Did you leave feeling defeated instead of confident? Yoga isn’t one-size-fits-all, and it’s not a competitive...

Traditional Yoga Class Plan Template (Tips for Yoga Sequencing)

Using a yoga sequencing template can help you design transformative yoga classes, even more so than creating a sequence from scratch. How? Creating yoga sequences can be a time consuming process. So much energy is spent in the preparation that a lot of the inspiration...

Why You Need A Yoga Intake Form (FREE download) 

Teaching private yoga classes is a great way to boost your income as a yoga teacher and gain experience with one-on-one teaching. The ONE thing you need to get started? A private yoga intake form. Here’s why: A private yoga intake form is a simple, all-in-one admin...

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 By Benefit

Find the yoga sequence right for you.

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

How to Chant the Mangala Charan Mantra (With Pronunciation)

You’ve been doing Kundalini Yoga for a while now and you feel like you’ve got the Adi Mantra down, right?  Perhaps you took a Kundalini Yoga class that had some new words after the tune in... and you're wondering what they mean?  Or you’ve been teaching...

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...

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...