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Love Teaching Yoga Podcast

70 EpisodesProduced by Michelle Linane: Yoga Teacher & Career CoachWebsite

Art, Science & Business of Teaching Yoga

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070: Travel & Teaching Online w/ Amanda Kingsmith

January 20th, 2019


Amanda Kingsmith shares her unconventional journey traveling as a yoga teacher, and how’s she created an online yoga offering.  DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Gaining experience and building a career while you travel …

069: Creating Yoga Programs for Special Population w/ Shannon McQuaide

December 21st, 2018


If you’ve ever thought about starting a yoga program for a special population with unique needs, this episode is for you. Shannon McQuaide, founder …

68: Yoga & the Dark Night of the Soul w/ Simon Haas

December 6th, 2018


This conversation is about the soul’s journey from fear, lamentation and confusion to sacred love. Based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Simon …

067: Thrive

November 8th, 2018


What does to mean to thrive as a yoga teacher? Michelle addresses this question as she reads the opening chapters of her book, The Thriving Yoga Teacher: How to Create A Sustainable Career Doing What You Love. DISCUSSED …

066: Digital Marketing for Yoga Teachers w/ Destinee Berman

October 19th, 2018


Maybe you already have a digital presence or perhaps you don’t even know what that entails. A website? Social media? Email list? What does it all mean and how can a digital presence help you fill your classes and spread …

065: So You Have a Website, Now What? with Risa Kawamoto

September 26th, 2018


Do you have a website, but feel as if it’s not working for you? In this episode, yoga teacher and web designer, Risa Kawamoto, discusses strategies you can implement today to help your website convert visitors into …

064: Generosity-Based Business Models w/ Alex Haley

September 8th, 2018


Yoga is for everyone, right? So why do we cringe at commercialized yoga when commercializing something means bringing it to the masses (i.e. everyone)? Or maybe you’ve experienced guilt charging $75+ for a private …

063: Anatomy Talk w/ Gabby DeLorenze

August 21st, 2018


Understanding human anatomy and the biomechanics of yoga is vital to teaching safe and effective yoga classes. Yet, the quality of anatomy training varies drastically and anatomy is often hard for teachers to retain …

062: Kids Yoga In Schools w/ Susan Verde

July 31st, 2018


Kids yoga is growing in popularity as the benefits of mindful practices becomes more apparent. In this episode, kids yoga teacher and author, Susan …

061: Trauma Informed Yoga- Best Practices w/ Mims Driscoll

July 12th, 2018


Trauma informed yoga teaches us to approach students with compassion, sensitivity and free of judgement. Yet, it’s an approach we should apply to …

060: Teaching Injured Students w/ Mark Stephens

June 6th, 2018


Internationally acclaimed author and teacher, Mark Stephens, discusses guiding principles and best practices for teaching students with injuries and special conditions. Even if you don’t intend to work with injured …

059: From YTT to Sold Out Retreat in 8 months w/ Maite Issa

May 22nd, 2018


If you want to expand your teachings beyond group studio classes, but don’t know what direction to go in, this episode is for you. If you want to …

058: Philosophy, Business & Money w/ Amy McDonald

May 14th, 2018


Do you ever feel stressed out, burnt out and broke as a yoga teacher? Know that you’re not alone. Michelle and her guest Amy McDonald get it and have been there too. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. …

057: Liability & Protection- Insurance for Yoga Teachers

April 30th, 2018


Despite our good nature, lawsuits are popping up in all corners of the yoga world. These days, insurance for yoga teachers is a must and not only because most studios require it, but because it’s your best line of …

056: Creating Online Yoga Courses w/ Eileen McGurty

April 17th, 2018


Have you found yourself thinking there aren’t enough hours in the day to teach all the classes you want and reach more people? Online yoga courses …

055: Discovering Your Voice w/ Kelly Smith

March 26th, 2018


Kelly Smith, E-RYT 500 and founder of Yoga For You, shines light on the topic of finding, developing and exploring your voice as a yoga teacher. …

054: Essential Oils – Integrating & Earning w/ Amanda Hill

February 26th, 2018


Guest teacher Amanda Hill shares her experience and tips for integrating essential oils into your yoga work and earning an income through essential oil sales and workshops. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How essential …

053: My #1 Income Tax Tip

February 1st, 2018


In this episode Michelle reveals her most important tip for managing your income taxes. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Show notes: FREE Online Workshop: Tax Training For Yoga …

052: Grow Your Biz with Workshops & Lauri Glenn

January 14th, 2018


Yoga teacher and massage therapist, Lauri Glenn, shares her experience using workshops as a tool to empower students and to grow her yoga business. …

051: Yoga Writing for Blogs, Email Opt-Ins & More w/ Lori Snyder

December 4th, 2017


Yoga teacher and professional editor/writer, Lori Snyder, shares insightful tips about finding your writing voice as a yogi and sharing your message …

050: Sponsors On The Show

November 16th, 2017


In this episode Michelle shares her intentions for inviting sponsors onto the show. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments at the show notes:

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049: Teaching Mixed Level Classes w/ Angela Sullivan

November 15th, 2017


Angela Sullivan shares her experience and advice about the all-too-common challenge of teaching multiple levels and body types in one yoga class. IN …

048: Traveling As A Yoga Teacher w/ Adell Bridges

November 7th, 2017


Adell Bridges shares her stories and advice about how she makes her way around the globe teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How to become a traveling yoga teacher How to make money and find work How to trust …

047: Stretching the Hamstrings w/ Brian Aganad

October 25th, 2017


Brian Aganad from The Asana Academy shines new light on the common approaches to stretching the hamstrings. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How subtle changes help protect the body from injury How tight and weak glutes …

046: Anatomy Refresher – The Hamstrings

October 12th, 2017


Refresh your memory of basic hamstring anatomy, function and relation to movement in yoga. Plus, Michelle discusses 2 common myths about stretching the hamstrings. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: What really causes …

045: Teaching at Yoga Festivals & Manifesting w/ Kellee Rich

September 28th, 2017


Guest teacher Kellee Rich shares her experience and advice teaching at yoga festivals like Wanderlust. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How Kellee got …

044: Feel More Comfortable Teaching Privates w/ Francesca Cervero

September 14th, 2017


Guest Francesca Cervero shares a framework to help you feel more comfortable teaching privates, cultivate more engagement and ultimately teach more …

043: 3 Skills to Grow Your Yoga Career w/ Charles Du

September 6th, 2017


Michelle speaks with Yoga Career Summit founder, Charles Du, about developing business skills to grow your career teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How to grow a career out of teaching yoga How to find your …

042: Surrender, Sharing & Teaching While Pregnant

August 16th, 2017


Michelle shares her personal experience and tips for teaching while pregnant. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: How surrendering to change can enhance your teaching My intention behind the podcast and why I use selective …

041: Why Yoga Teachers Struggle Financially w/ Brandon Quittem

July 27th, 2017


Join Michelle and Brandon, founder of TheYogaNomads, for a discussion about why yoga teachers struggle financially and how you can overcome the struggle. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: What contributes to the struggle …

040: Yoga & Movement Research w/ Ariana Rabinovich

July 20th, 2017


Join Michelle and Ariana, founder of Yoga & Movement Research, for a discussion about evidence-based yoga research as it relates to you as a teacher. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How reviewing evidence-based …

039: 4 Essentials for Teaching Private Yoga

July 1st, 2017


Join Michelle for a discussion about teaching private yoga and essentials elements to serving your clients in the best way possible. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: What the benefits are to teaching private yoga sessions …

038: 6 Yoga Business FAQs

June 13th, 2017


Michelle answers 6 of the most commonly asked questions related to yoga business and career development as a yoga teacher. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: How do I get corporate gigs? Do I need liability insurance? …

037: Yoga Psychology w/ Ashley Turner & Building Your Career

May 17th, 2017


Michelle and Ashley Turner discuss the dynamics of yoga psychology and building a meaningful and successful career as a yoga teacher. IN THIS EPISODE …

036: Do You Need A Business License?

May 11th, 2017


Surprisingly, many yoga teachers should have a business license but don’t. In the episode Michelle shares what you need to know to make sure you are …

035: Yoga Service w/ Mary Lynn Fitton

April 26th, 2017


Michelle speaks with Mary Lynn Fitton (co-founder of the Yoga Service Council and founder of the Art Of Yoga Project) about teaching and yoga service work. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: The difference between service …

034: Forward Bends After Backbends, Counterpose or Counterproductive?

April 11th, 2017


Michelle discusses both sides of the coin to answer the question: are forward bends after backbends safe counterposes…or counterproductive? IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Why some teachers and traditions support the idea …

033: 7 Ways to Earn More Money Teaching Yoga

March 29th, 2017


Michelle shares 7 different ways to diversify your methods of teaching, create multiple streams of income, and earn more money teaching yoga. IN THIS …

032: Things I’m Afraid To Tell You

March 24th, 2017


In this intimate episode, Michelle opens up about some very personal feelings and fears with teaching yoga and the show.

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031: Transitioning To Studio Owner w/ Pleasance Silicki

March 9th, 2017


Michelle and Pleasance talk about operating a yoga studio, and specifically transitioning from a teacher to studio owner. Pleasance shares her entire journey with us, from the start of her career as a yoga teacher, to …

030: Sequencing w/ Blueprint Postures & Anga Vachon

February 22nd, 2017


Michelle and Anga Vachon from Ready To Teach Yoga discuss Anga’s method of sequencing with blueprint postures and more. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Best practices for sequencing with blueprint postures Anga’s 4 steps …

029: Anatomy Refresher – Hands, Wrists & Elbows

February 15th, 2017


In this episode Michelle discusses the basic anatomical structures of the hands, wrists and elbows and how they move in yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: What makes the Vinyasa transtion problematic for the hands, …

028: Theming Authentic Yoga Classes w/ Jelena Hardy

February 8th, 2017


In this episode Michelle and Jelena discuss how to theme authentic and transformative classes. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Why self-honesty is the core of authentic teaching Tips for helping students get out of their …

027: Teaching Online in Live Video w/ Suki Eleuterio

February 3rd, 2017


In this episode Michelle and Suki discuss how teaching online with live video can help you grow your tribe and career, while expanding your ripple of impact as a teacher. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How Suki …

026: 6 Common Teaching Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

January 25th, 2017


In this episode Michelle discusses 6 fundamental concepts that can improve your teaching. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: What makes a class transformative How to improve your cueing to be more inclusive Why it’s …

025: Creating Your Own Teaching Opportunities w/ Victoria Pardue

December 29th, 2016


A big step in building your career as a yoga teacher involves a shift in thinking outside of traditional studio classes. In this episode, guest …

024: Travel & Yoga Trade w/ Erica Hartnick

December 7th, 2016


Michelle speaks with Yoga Trade founder, Erica Hartnick, about being a traveling yoga teacher and how Yoga Trade helps teachers find unique teaching opportunities all over the globe. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How …

023: 16 Online & Digital Tools to Grow Your Yoga Biz

November 30th, 2016


Michelle shares 16 of her favorite online and digital tools to help you grow your yoga business and improve your skills. Michelle’s favorite …

022: Anatomy Refresher – The Shoulder & Chaturanga

November 16th, 2016


Michelle serves up an easy to digest anatomy refresher of the shoulder and how it relates to yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How to practice and …

021: Curvy Yoga w/ Anna Guest-Jelley

November 9th, 2016


Michelle speaks with Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga, about teaching yoga to bodies of all shapes and sizes. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: About teaching body acceptance for all yogis How to welcome curvy yogis …

020: Yoga Retreat Planning w/ Jen Corley

November 3rd, 2016


Michelle speaks with Jen Corley about the process of yoga retreat planning and hosting. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How to get started planning a yoga retreat What goes into preparation How to validate your retreat …

019: Building A Thriving Career w/ Charanpal Kaur

October 13th, 2016


Michelle speaks with Kundalini Yoga teacher, Charanpal Kaur, about how she built a thriving career teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How Charanpal recognized her call to teach How to be OK with receiving …

018: 5 Common Alignment Cues To Avoid

October 5th, 2016


Learning to cue appropriately can be challenging and developing style evolves over time. Meanwhile, consider these common mistakes and how to avoid …

017: 2 Essential Tips For Career Success

September 28th, 2016


In this episode, Michelle discusses strategies for building a successful career teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How being an independent …

016: Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga w/ Jeanna Lurie

September 21st, 2016


In this episode, Michelle speaks to Jeanna Lurie, about teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: A few things all yoga …

015: Anatomy Refresher – The Spine

September 15th, 2016


Refresh your memory with this short anatomy episode on the spine. Learn the basic structure and function of the spine, as well as how to keep it safe in yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Why teachers like Jason …

014: Integrating Yoga Philosophy w/ Hari-kirtana das

August 31st, 2016


In this episode, Michelle speaks to Hari-kirtana das about integrating yoga philosophy into your everyday teaching. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How to bring together a philosophical theme with Hari’s seamless …

013: Anatomy Refresher – Anatomical Terms & Yoga

August 24th, 2016


In this episode, Michelle introduces Love Teaching Yoga’s new podcast series called Anatomy Refreshers. Sprinkled in among all the other topics, Anatomy Refreshers are designed to give you a brief and easy to digest …

012: Creating A Virtual Yoga Studio on Namastream w/ Jennifer Barcelos

August 17th, 2016


In this episode, Michelle speaks to Jennifer Barcelos of Namastream about creating a virtual yoga studio and steering your career in a new direction. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How bringing your teaching online …

011: Understanding Hypermobility & Joint Stability

August 10th, 2016


Yoga is known for creating flexibility, but can a person be too flexible? And can yoga push people in the wrong direction? IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How to acknowledge the difference between flexible and hypermobile …

010: Teaching Private Yoga w/ Kate Connell Potts

August 3rd, 2016


Whether you currently teach private or you’re just starting out, Kate shares some best practices for making the most of your private sessions. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How to transition your current community into …

009: Yoga for Athletes w/ Sage Rountree

July 27th, 2016


The number of athletes practicing yoga is on the rise and for good reason. In this episode, expert teacher Sage Rountree shares her best practices for working with athletes. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: What’s …

008: Veteran Yoga w/ Semper Sarah

July 13th, 2016


Veteran yoga is growing in demand and availability. In this episode, we talk with Sarah Plummer Taylor, a yoga teacher and veteran herself, about the ins-&-outs of teaching yoga to U.S. veterans. IN THIS EPISODE …

007: Passive Income & Audible Yoga w/ Virginia O’Connor

July 6th, 2016


Learn how to earn extra money with the classes you’re already teaching in this interview with Virginia O’Connor from Audible Yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: What Audible Yoga is and how you can use it to generate …

006: Alignment Centers w/ Kathleen Ames

June 29th, 2016


Studio owner and yoga teacher, Kathleen Ames, shares her philosophy on yoga alignment. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: About Kathleen’s 7 alignment centers and how they relate to the chakra system How to properly align …

005: 5 Common Sequencing Mistakes

June 22nd, 2016


Michelle discusses 5 common mistakes made in yoga sequencing. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How teachers are sacrificing safety for creativity Why the transition from Warrior III to Half Moon is unsafe How to properly …

004: WorkSHOP TALK w/ Cindy Manit

June 14th, 2016


Yoga teacher and entrepreneur, Cindy Manit, shares her method for creating sold-out yoga workshops and events. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: How …

003: Branding Tips w/ Danielle Joseph

June 7th, 2016


In this interview, yoga teacher, brand stylist and graphic designer, Danielle Joseph, shares her top 3 branding tips for yoga teachers. IN THIS …

002: Healing Yoga & Cancer w/ Lorien Neargarder

June 7th, 2016


In this interview, Cancer Exercise Specialist and Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Lorien Neargarder, shares her experience teaching yoga to cancer patients and survivors. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:    How Lorien got …

Welcome to the Love Teaching Yoga Podcast!

May 31st, 2016


EPISODE 001: From Yoga Student to Studio Owner to Podcast Host In this short introduction episode, join Michelle on her journey from yoga student to your podcast host. She also shares her vision for the show and how she …

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