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Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: Learn Anatomy, Philosophy, Business and More

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Whether you want to teach yoga or not, the best way to learn and uncover all of the incredible benefits yoga has to offer is to learn like a teacher. Based on 11yrs and 7000hrs of experience, in this podcast you'll learn the history, philosophy, in-depth anatomy, meditation, sequencing, cueing, busi… read more

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104: Rey Cardenas, Co-Founder of Practice Yoga in Austin, Texas

October 4th, 2023


Whenever people ask me what studio to check out in Austin, Texas, I always recommend Practice Yoga on the East side.

Rey Cardenas is the co-founder of Practice which recently celebrated it's 10 year anniversary.

If …

103: Diana Hernandez On 6 Steps To Earn $10k A Month On Instagram

September 13th, 2023


Diana Hernandez is an international actress, TV host, and content creator with a highly successful and engaged Instagram audience. I met Diana while …

102: Kate Lombardo - Yoga Director For YogaRenew

August 22nd, 2023


Kate Lombardo's influence as a yoga instructor spans the globe, touching tens of thousands of students internationally. For almost a decade, Kate has been teaching and leading training programs through her award-winning …

101: Yoga Therapist Kristine Weber Responds to Dr. Andrew Huberman

August 20th, 2023


Kristine Weber, MA, C-IAYT, eRYT500 is a leading world authority on the neuroscientific benefits of slow, mindful movement and an advocate for the …

100: Insights From 100 Episodes

July 6th, 2023


Thank you for supporting 4 years and 100 episodes of the Yoga Teacher Training podcast!

In this episode I share some of my most popular lessons from …

99: Todd Norian on Tantra Yoga and Spiritual Awakening

June 20th, 2023


Todd Norian is an international yoga teacher with 40+ years of experience. By steadfastly following his heart, Todd has lived an uncommon life: …

98: Susan Marrufo on Yoga, Sex and Death

May 8th, 2023


Susan Marrufo has been a yoga certified instructor since 2009, when she received her first 500-hour certification in Thailand after studying the classical yogic scriptures and esoteric tantric philosophy. Susan has …

97: Sarah Hannala on Bhakti Yoga, Poetry and Teaching All Styles of Yoga

April 26th, 2023


Sarah Hannala is a trauma-informed Bhakti Yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, Sound healer, Writer, Creative and Mental health advocate. She is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Devoted to the yogic path of …

96: Yogi Aaron, Author of "Stop Stretching!: A New Yogic Approach to Master Your Body And Live Pain-Free"

April 16th, 2023


Yogi Aaron shares decades of experience and a unique approach to yoga that emphasizes activating muscles rather than passive stretching. Lots of great discussion and insights here!

Check out his most recent book "Stop …

95: Kewal Haussman on 20 Years Of Teaching, Authenticity, Equity and Building An Amazing Community

March 5th, 2023


So many good stories in this one! Kewal is one of my mentors and someone I've learned a lot from. We talked about a wide range of topics including lessons he's learned from his 20+ years teaching, being authentic as a …

94: Death By A Thousand Cues

February 23rd, 2023


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One of the most common questions new teachers ask me is "How …

93: Lily Allen-Deunas of the Wild Yoga Tribe

February 15th, 2023


Lily Allen-Duenas is an international yoga teacher, meditation guide, and holistic health and wellness coach. She helps overwhelmed individuals …

92: Yoga Ethics: How to Create Safety For Students Of All Backgrounds

February 7th, 2023


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How do you create a safe and inviting space for students of all …

89: "Everything in My Life Has Changed Since YTT!"

November 9th, 2022


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Cait Rumak graduated from the QYTT just over a year ago and her life has changed dramatically since then. We talk about:

⭐️ The …

88: Instead of ‘How' To Do Poses, Consider This

October 25th, 2022


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87: Quantum Physics & Yoga

October 17th, 2022


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One of my favorite topics to study outside of yoga is quantum physics. It's so fascinating and validates a lot of the ancient yoga philosophy with …

85: A New Definition Of "Imposter Syndrome"

August 10th, 2022


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Imposter …

81: Class Attendance Dropping? Avoid These 5 Marketing Mistakes To Attract More Students With Less Stress

April 25th, 2022


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One of the most common questions I hear from yoga …

80: Why Your Yoga Business Is Struggling To Survive

April 19th, 2022


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In 2016, after 5 years of yoga certifications, I realized something was missing. I had a ton of personal and spiritual growth, …

79: Use Vedic Astrology To Overcome Doubt And Stand Out In Your Teaching

February 13th, 2022


As yoga teachers we all experience doubts, fears, setbacks and obstacles. That is unavoidable, and the more you teach, the more you'll experience these challenges. The question is not how to prevent them, but how to …

78: Vedic Astrology 101 - The Sister Science of Yoga

February 2nd, 2022


🌞 What's your sign? You might think of yourself as an Aries or Taurus or Gemini, but did you know that the Sun was most likely not even in that sign on the day you were born? This is one of the biggest differences …

77: Why I Stopped Planning Classes (and What Works Instead)

January 26th, 2022


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76: The Most Important Thing To Focus On When Teaching

January 19th, 2022


As teachers it can be overwhelming to know what to focus on. There are so many amazing aspects to yoga from the anatomy to philosophy to cueing that it can be easy to want to include it ALL in every class. …

75: 22 Ways To Improve Your Teaching in 2022

January 5th, 2022

  1. Hire a business coach (email me at to see if I can support you or point you in the right direction)
  2. Set an intention and …

“By The First Session I Knew I Would Get More From The QYTT Than My Previous Training” - With Trish Evenson, Graduate of the QYTT

September 23rd, 2021


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In this interview Trish shares her concerns about taking an online YTT and her unfortunate experience with trying …

"It Has Been Life Changing" - One Year After The QYTT With Shannon Borthwick

September 22nd, 2021


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One year ago Shannon …

71: How I Became A Yoga Teacher

September 15th, 2021


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The most life-changing thing I’ve done was take a Yoga Teacher Training.

I didn't take it to become a teacher, though. I took a Yoga Teacher …

"There Are Too Many Teachers" - The Myth vs The Math

September 9th, 2021


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By joining you get access to our private pop-up Facebook group. By joining …

What Is The Best Online Yoga Teacher Training? (Free Workshop)

September 4th, 2021


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One of the most common questions I hear is “what is the …

68: How To Overcome The Fear Of Failure

August 25th, 2021


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67: 7 Dos and Don'ts After Graduating Teacher Training

August 18th, 2021


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Today’s topic comes from my discussion with my mentee Cait Rumak in Staten Island. She is nearing the end of our time working …

66: "You Must Know This Advanced Pose Before You Can Teach Yoga"

August 10th, 2021


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Have you ever felt like you need to know more advanced postures before you can feel confident with teaching yoga? Have you ever heard someone say …

65: "From Total Anxiety To The Best I've Ever Felt" With Angie Knight

July 27th, 2021


Today I welcome back one of my mentors Angie Knight to talk about her experience through the challenges of 2020, and how she went from a really challenging experience to feeling "the best I have ever felt" despite all …

64: Why I Don't Recommend Teaching "Peak Poses"

July 21st, 2021


Today's episode comes from a discussion with a student in the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training about "Peak Poses." This is a common way of teaching …

63 Asana: What Are We Doing When We Practice Postures?

July 14th, 2021


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Modern life pulls our energy in a million directions. Overwhelm, burn out, …

62: Use The Poses To Get Into Your Body, Rather Than Using Your Body To Get Into The Poses

July 11th, 2021


Why do you practice postures?

Today and over the next 3 episodes let's explore what it really is that we are doing when we do yoga. Is it to reach a goal of flexibility? Is it to be present in the body? Is it to tune …

61: How To Make Money Teaching Yoga In Your First Five Years

June 18th, 2021


Sign up for the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at -- Already completed a 200hr training? Message me for a discount! 

How do yoga teachers make a living? 

What are some of the ways they …

60: Create Your Ayurvedic Routines

June 11th, 2021


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Today’s episode was inspired by Quietmind Yoga …

59: 9 Types Of Cues To Include In Every Class

May 15th, 2021


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A little challenge I’ve had for myself over the years is to figure how to say as much as possible about a pose in as few words as …

58: Why Cueing Is The Most Important Skill of Teaching

May 4th, 2021


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Nearly all yoga teaching is happening online right now. Teaching online creates a lot of unique challenges:
You can't use physical …

57: Say This To Immediately Improve Your Cues

April 29th, 2021


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Last week I shared 6 of the most common mistakes that new teachers make with their cues. Today I will share what I suggest to do …

56: 6 Cueing Mistakes That New Teachers Make

April 22nd, 2021


What you say matters. Especailly as a yoga teacher, every word counts. Sometimes just the smallest variation of how you say something can completely change your student’s experience of what you said. A phrase that you …

55: The Best Yoga Mat For You - 11 Things To Consider

April 13th, 2021


What is the best yoga mat for you? I have had the same mat for 7 years and it's still going strong! The only reason I bought a new one is for the …

54: Inside The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training (Starts Next Week!)

March 16th, 2021


What makes a YTT stand out? Why would you pick one over another? With 17+ years in wellness I have learned what makes an exceptional Teacher Training …

53: How Do I Know If I’m Doing A Pose Correctly?

March 5th, 2021


One of the most common questions that new teachers have his “am I doing this pose correctly?” This is a great question and really important to know …

52: How To Memorize Sequences

February 10th, 2021


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How do you memorize sequences? If you're going to teach a class or going to audition for a studio you might be feeling …

51: The Secret To Teaching Great Classes: The Sequencing Bell Curve

February 2nd, 2021


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The Key To Taking Student Requests: What I Teach In The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training

December 7th, 2020


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Sanskrit 101: Common Mistakes and Should You Teach It In Class?

December 1st, 2020


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Yoga Diet & Nutrition For Beginners: Create an Ayurvedic Diet For A Clear, Calm Mind

November 5th, 2020


$25 Yoga Insurance for YTT students + $10 off for life when you sign up for your yoga insurance through this link: - this is an awesome deal and covers all online, recorded and in …

4 Types of Stretching + The Definition of Flexibility In Anatomy & Exercise Science

October 29th, 2020


What is the main reason most people practice yoga? If it is to increase flexibility then what is flexibility? We most often think of doing this with stretching but often only in one style of stretching - did you know …

Fascia 101: What is Fascia? How to Release, Strengthen and Stretch Fascia in Yoga

October 18th, 2020


Yoga Anatomy is one of my favorite topics to teach and study - but it took a long time for me to really make sense of it. One of the more fascinating aspects of yoga anatomy is the fascia. This incredibly strong, yet …

7 Chakra Meditations, Mudras and Mantras - Security, Creativity, Willpower, Love, Communication, Intuition and Purpose

September 30th, 2020


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The True Origins of "Mindfulness" + The Neuroscience of Monks Who Meditated 50,000 Hours

September 23rd, 2020


The Quietmind Membership is now open for Fall Enrollment! Go to to learn about the 80+ on demand videos you can …

Yoga Philosophy: Everything Can Be Understood Through These 3 Qualities

September 15th, 2020


The Quietmind Membership opens for one week only next week! to join the waiting list. 

Today I share a major topic Im teaching inside the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training. At the core …

Favorite Lessons From "On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace" Documentary

September 11th, 2020


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Today I share some of my favorite insights from the …

The Key To Learning Yoga Anatomy - What I Teach In The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training

August 27th, 2020


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Today I share one of the most valuable lessons I've …

How To Choose A Yoga Teacher Training In 2020: 15 Questions To Ask

August 12th, 2020


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Total Freedom & Total Responsibility: What It's Like To Be A Full Time Yoga Teacher

August 5th, 2020


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I …

How To Save A Disappointing Yoga Teacher Training - 8 Ways To Make The Most Of Your YTT

July 30th, 2020


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Today’s episode was inspired by a conversation with a student who …

Ishvari Pranidhana - How My Trip To India Broke Me Out Of My Comfort Zone To Learn To Trust Life

July 22nd, 2020


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A few years ago I went to India and …

3 Practices That Changed My Life By Cultivating Self Awareness (Svadyaya)

July 17th, 2020


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You can watch this episode on YouTube at - please subscribe and like to support this …

Can You Really Learn Yoga Online? The Pros & Cons Of Taking An Online Yoga Teacher Training

July 9th, 2020


Already a teacher and want mentorship in creating your online business? My new mentorship program Thrive Teaching Online just opened this week(!) at

Today I'm answering a student's …

Tapas: 10 Yogic Practices To Build Discipline & Willpower

July 4th, 2020


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How do you build willpower, discipline and patience? This is one of the core …

How Practicing Contentment (Santosha) Helped Me Work Through Depression

June 18th, 2020


This practice changed my life. 

Around 12 years ago I was struggling with depression and feeling stuck on how to navigate it. 

I knew something …

32: What To Do After Teacher Training? Get Clients? Another Training? Interview With Recent Grad Allison Halley

June 13th, 2020


What do you do after yoga teacher training? How do you start teaching classes? Should you take more trainings? I sat down to discuss all of this with …

Saucha: How Your Choices & Environments Shape Your Mind

May 26th, 2020


Saucha means cleanliness and it’s the first of 5 niyamas (disciplines) - things we aim to do to achieve the 8 limbs of yoga. Recent research in quantum physics has fascinating implications for how our minds shape our …

Aparigraha: Non-Attachment to Thoughts, Relationships and Outcomes

May 20th, 2020


Aparigraha means “non-grasping” and is the final “don’t” of Yoga Philosophy. It asks us to be aware of where we grasp to results, behaviors and …

Brahmacharya: How to Manage Your Time, Energy & Attention

May 12th, 2020


Brahmacharya comes form the words brahman (the source of which are all a part) and acharya “to walk with” to “follow the lead” or “to lead.” So why …

Natural Ways To Support Your Immune System With Physician/Yogi Chris Harrison

May 6th, 2020


What are some natural, holistic ways we can support our immune systems and prevent disease? I reached out to Chris Harrison, a physician / yoga …

Asteya: The Subtle Ways We Give and Take

April 29th, 2020


Asteya means non-stealing. A few years ago I became aware of a subtle, unintentional way that I was taking from others. My intention was to be …

Satya: Are You Being Honest With Your Yoga Practice?

April 21st, 2020


What is your truth? How do you distinguish objective vs subjective truth? How do you teachers NOT apply truthfulness in teaching? I’ll share all …

Essential Cues For 13 Of The Most Common Poses - Even if You Can’t See Your Students

April 14th, 2020


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How do you teach online when you can’t see your students? How do you know they are safe? In this episode I will share what 3 approaches I have …

Ahimsa: How to Practice Non-Harming While Practicing And Teaching Yoga

April 7th, 2020

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New Series: How To Apply The 8 Limbs of Yoga To Your Practice & Teaching

March 31st, 2020


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Today begins a new series on applying the 8 limbs of yoga to practicing and teaching yoga. Each week I will cover a new aspect of the 8 …

21: From Zero To 1 Million Views on YouTube with Joy Scola

March 25th, 2020


Want to grow a Yoga YouTube channel? Who better to learn from than someone who has created videos with over 1 million views, my friend Joy Scola! I …

20: How to Start Teaching Online Today With No Experience and Little To No Costs

March 14th, 2020


As my teacher Libby would say "now, all previous teachings apply."

This is an uncertain, disruptive time for us all over the world, and I hope you …

19: Test Your Yoga Knowledge With This Certification Mini Quiz

February 29th, 2020


What is on a Yoga Certification exam? Every one will be different, but almost all of them will cover similar aspects of yoga: philosophy, anatomy, postures. I put together a free mini quiz for you to test your yoga …

18: 7 Of The Most Helpful Things I've Learned About Anatomy

February 19th, 2020


Today I share 7 of the most helpful things I have learned about anatomy, and many of them I didn't learn until years into my practice. This is all …

17: How to Know When You're Ready for Teacher Training with Allison Halley - Right After Her Graduation!

February 14th, 2020


What's it like to have JUST finished Yoga Teacher Training? On today's episode we'll talk about exactly that.  

I interviewed Allison Halley - who I have worked with 1-1 for several months - just days after she finished …

16: Should You Have A Plan When Teaching Yoga? (+Free Worksheet)

February 7th, 2020


Download the free one page plan worksheet for your year of teaching at

Do you have a plan for your teaching? Do you prefer to not have a plan? I share my experience with both …

15: Vedic Astrology For Yoga Teachers

December 24th, 2019


This is part of a series on bringing closure to the year and planning your classes for the year ahead. Starting with Episode 12, up to Episode 16.

14: Use Ayurveda To Align With The Seasons

December 20th, 2019


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What does it mean to be in alignment? One aspect is aligning with the changing of the seasons. Ayurveda is a sister science of yoga all …

13: Review Your Year of Teaching

December 18th, 2019


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I've taken one of the exercises from my Mindful New Year course and …

12: How To Measure Progress As A Teacher (+ Free Assessment)

December 14th, 2019


I created a free self assessment for this episode at - this is an updated version of the previous 10 Core Competencies self assessment and a great way to look at how you're growing as a …

11: I Only Have One Thing to Teach: Stirha Sukha Asana

December 6th, 2019


On today's episode I share the core of what I teach: Stirha Sukha Asana - and how working with polarity applies to yoga and everything we do - from …

10: How to Avoid Burnout with Lisa Feder

November 27th, 2019


Today I get to interview Lisa Feder. Lisa is an experienced yoga teacher, MBA and author of "A Year of Mindful Wellness." We talked about how to …

9: BBC: "Yoga teachers risking serious hip problems"

November 12th, 2019


There is a new article from the BBC called “Yoga teachers risking serious hip problems”

In today’s episode I read through the article and share the one piece missing from the …

8: The Source Texts of Yoga

September 8th, 2019


Want to build confidence in your practice? I'm hosting a free live training called 3 Mindset Shifts to Build Confidence in Teaching Yoga - register at

In today's episode I start …

7: How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training

August 30th, 2019


There are more teacher trainings than ever. How can you know which one is best for you? In today's episode I'll share five essential factors to consider when choosing a Yoga Teacher Training. Having been a part of …

6: What Was The First Written Use of The Word Yoga?

August 20th, 2019


In modern discussion of yoga there is a lot of conflict about what is or isn't yoga. Now we have so many permutations, and so many people claiming …

5: Which phase are you in?

August 14th, 2019


Since I began teaching in 2011 I have noticed there is a pattern to how I have learned over the years. Once I noticed this pattern I asked other experienced teachers if they noticed it too. They did! I began applying it …

4: A New Approach to Teaching Yoga

August 8th, 2019


While creating my online Teacher Training I realized there is a need to have a clear structure and framework for how we approach practice. 

This …

3: 5 Aspects of a Consistent Practice

August 1st, 2019


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Like anything, the more consistent your practice becomes, the more significant results you'll see: …

2: From Limiting Beliefs to Rising in Love with Angie Knight

July 17th, 2019


This is a special episode!

Today I interview one of my mentors, Angie Knight. She has taught for 20+ years and we have worked together for the last 6 years. In the interview she shared some brilliant insights that you …

1: Welcome to the Yoga Teacher Training Podcast!

June 26th, 2019


Today's episode is brought to you by the FREE PDF guide "10 Yoga Mistakes to Stop Today" - get your free download at


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