Resources For Yoga Teachers
Today I want to share the tools that I use in my yoga business to create simple graphics. Anyone can create beautiful simple graphics – here is how.
Facebook has their fancy technology (algorithm) that decides what content you see first. Videos rank higher and right now Facebook live videos rank highest. So this is an amazing advertising tool.
This pelvic symmetry sequence is adapted from Cecile Röst, PT and Dr. Sinead Dufour, PT, PhD. Useful for pelvic girdle pain or asymmetry.
What if we want to assist without touch? Some people don’t want to be touched, for various reasons. This article will help you to assist those students.
Art of Assists with Shannon Crow is a course devoted to helping yoga teachers to assist their students – through hands-on assists, verbal cues, pose awareness, with props and with an awareness of the yoga space and the feedback from students.
Every Tuesday from 5:30-6:45pm is Hips and Shoulders Yoga at Tone Studio in Owen Sound. Read on for more information on the fall session and for printable pose cards.
Today I was chatting with Maxine, our studio manager at Tone about online scheduling programs. We currently use Schedulicity for scheduling classes…
I was feeling a bit overwhelmed today. I had a busy week of private yoga sessions, which is great. It was just that the paperwork was getting ahead of me.
Belly breathing adds pressure to the pelvic floor. The more air you take in – the more the organs are pressing down on your pelvic floor.
Here are some of the ways to ask for permission to touch. See what works best for your style of teaching and your students.
Your website is an expression of who you are. Here are the five pages that I suggest to every yoga teacher that I work with.
Wanting to learn the basic boney anatomy of the pelvis? You have found a great article that outlines where the bones are and how to find them.
In my research of email and time management I began to read about batched email time. Think of it this way. If you were going to bake cookies…
If you are wondering what to charge for classes or how to make money teaching yoga — this article is going to shed some light.
I think I just discovered the best email tool. You know how you sign up for those great newsletters, e-book and free things and then your inbox is full?
If you find it difficult to show your love – to self and to others – this article might give some insights. I have replaced the word love with kindness when it has come up for me.
A meditation app that I love and often use as a yoga teacher is called Insight Timer. It can be used for yin/restorative/savasana postures and is free.
Create your own Opposite of a To Do List by recording your small accomplishments weekly, then setting a goal for the upcoming week.
If you want to be a successful yoga teacher, then getting good with the business side is a must. Increase your income and the number of people benefitting from a yoga practice.
Whistle breath offers calming focus and relaxation. It is a fun breath practice that we sometimes forget about. It is great for beginner students.
Yoga students often request core strengthening aspects to a yoga practice and for great reasons. Strengthening your core helps to prevent back pain and helps to support the important pelvic organs.
I have been editing the Art of Assists for Yoga Teachers manual again. I like to add to it and update it as I learn and grow as a teacher. This graphic that I created today gives some great insight to the keys of hands-on assists.
As a yoga teacher and practitioner with low blood pressure – I wanted to share what I have found helpful in my personal yoga practice and for my students.
When you define your ideal yoga student – it takes the guessing out of everything, from choosing a logo and colours to confirming your class calendar.
After a full week and a long weekend – I am happy to offer this to all yoga students and teachers who are needing a rejuvenating yoga playlist.
Here are six tips to make posters for your yoga classes, events or retreats. Also I have shared a yoga poster template that you can update with your information, colours and photos.
As I was working on it I thought of the most common question that has come in so far from yoga teachers. What is the best advertising platform to use for marketing your yoga?
Here is a list of the Grey and Bruce County Practitioners and Therapists that I often refer yoga students or friends to.
At a yoga teacher training this past weekend we were discussing how a referral list of local therapists and practitioners is so helpful and that got me to thinking that it would help all yoga teachers to have an outline of the list that I have.
A student waiver form provides you with four very important things — health information, contact information, a signed waiver and email consent (which is required in Canada since the Anti-Spam law was passed in 2014).
My belief is that a yoga assist is not intended to adjust, correct or fix a student or pose. Instead a yoga assist should offer enhancement and confidence.
Yogi Tea is an ancient healing tea in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition that is perfect for cold and flu season.
It tastes great, energizes and rejuvenates, and is wonderful for people of all ages. Your home will also smell great as it is cooking!
Define Your Passions
What excites you now?
What do you lose track of time doing?
If you had an entire free day or weekend what would you love to do?
I have created a Yoga for Musicians example flow (below) as an example of what breathing and stretches can be done before and during a music practice session. Feel free to share this with your yoga guides and healthcare providers to develop a practice that is suitable to your body at this time.
Today I am focusing on Ahiṃsā as part of my Eight Limbs of Yoga project.
Ahimsa means nonviolence or not harming.
Metta Meditation (also known as metta bhavana) is focused on the emotion of loving-kindness. Metta means love (in the non-romantic sense), friendliness or kindness. Bhavana means development or cultivation.
Om Mani Padme Hum is a mantra that contains all of the teachings of the Buddha. It can be listened to, said aloud or said in your mind.
The Sound of Truth Story
A devoted meditator, after years concentrating on a particular mantra, had attained enough insight to begin teaching. The student’s humility was far from perfect, but the teachers at the monastery were not worried.
Here is the private yoga class waiver form that I use. The first page is a general student waiver and information form that is similar to what we use at Tone Studio in Owen Sound. Feel free to use this to format your own private yoga class waiver form.
I created this eight limbs of yoga “homework” as part of the MamaNurture Prenatal Yoga teacher training last year. When one of the graduates told me that she was still using parts of it a year later I knew I wanted to share it.
This yoga playlist is over 2 hours and incorporates songs that have Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in them from when we talked about cycles of change and the perceived beginning, end and middle of something.
I was so honoured when Lindsay (of DevaTree) asked me to share a Yoga Dance experience on weekend one of Expressive Arts Yoga Teacher Training. I used my “go to” Yoga Dance playlist and wanted to share it.
Here are some of my favourite prenatal songs. It is a gentle, slow paced prenatal yoga playlist, perfect for anyone in need of nurturing, relaxation and inspiration.
This weekend was very first session of ‘The Art of Assisting Yoga Postures’ in Owen Sound and I had lots of great feedback about the yoga playlist for our 2-hour morning yoga practice on Saturday, so I wanted to share it.
As a yoga teacher I remember back to teaching 11 classes a week, 2-3 Thai Yoga Massages and 10-30 hours of administration work per week. I was driving everywhere, not eating properly, staying up late to fit more in and skipping my own yoga practice.
Okay so I have to tell you about my PicMonkey love. I use it to create all kinds of projects.
Often I refer to The Fuzz Video by Gil Hedley in my yoga classes and Thai Yoga Massage sessions. I share it via email or tell people to search for it when they ask questions about fascia and movement.
In the spirit of spring and all things new I updated my “go to” yoga playlist. I used it this weekend at the yoga teacher training and wanted to share it with the yoga teachers and students and/or the music lovers out there.
I created this pranayama chart for my own clarification on breath practices and how they affect the mind. I often refer to it before a teacher training, workshop or class focused on breath.