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This down-to-earth podcast by Andrea Ferretti (former executive editor of Yoga Journal) will keep informed and inspired to practice yoga. Topics run the gamut from nitty gritty technique (her yoga teacher husband Jason Crandell often joins to help with this) to down-to-earth conversations about how to apply yoga's lessons and tools to help craft a happy, balanced life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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United States

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This down-to-earth podcast by Andrea Ferretti (former executive editor of Yoga Journal) will keep informed and inspired to practice yoga. Topics run the gamut from nitty gritty technique (her yoga teacher husband Jason Crandell often joins to help with this) to down-to-earth conversations about how to apply yoga's lessons and tools to help craft a happy, balanced life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes
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What It Takes to Make It as a Yoga Teacher, Part II

7/16/2024
On this solo podcast, Jason shares a roadmap for making a sustainable living as a yoga teacher. He breaks down the importance of yoga teacher training in your career development, the importance of learning to teach higher ticket offerings, and the best ways to develop and maintain a consistent student base. Highlights: Train with Jason's Yoga Alliance accredited trainings! Enroll in his 300-Hour YTT: jasonyoga.com/300 Hone your sequencing with Mastering the Art of Yoga Sequencing: jasonyoga.com/sequencing The last yoga anatomy course you will need to take! Essential Yoga Anatomy: jasonyoga.com/anatomy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:44:31

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What It Takes to Make It as a Yoga Teacher with Jason Crandell

7/2/2024
Jason joins me on this episode to talk about the challenges of making a living as a yoga teacher and how he has managed those challenges over the past 30 years. There have been many twists and turns and even some failures. We give you a peek behind the curtain of his career, honing in on 6 pivotal moments and what Jason learned from them. Related to this episode! Next week Jason is hosting a webinar where he shares his roadmap how to make it as a yoga teacher. You can sign up for this free webinar at www.jasonyoga.com/webinar Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:04:00

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Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Yoga Retreat with Giana Gambino & Bradshaw Wish

6/26/2024
Giana Gambino and Bradshaw Wish of CAYA Yoga School join me this week to talk all things yoga retreats! These two have come together to create a dream-team when it comes to retreats -- they offer several domestic and international retreats per year (look for their 2025 retreat in Italy) and they've honed their process. They generously share all of their secrets in this conversation. We cover: You can get to know Giana and Bradshaw better on their podcast A Funny Thing About Yoga I'll put links to their retreats and yoga school on the shownotes page here: yogalandpodcast.com/episode332 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:05:25

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Yoga Teacher's Companion #41: How to Improve Camel Pose--And, Update Your Teaching Cues: Yoga Teacher's Companion #41

6/20/2024
Learn how to improve your Camel Pose (Ustrasana) and help your students go deeper. This episode breaks down how to make the lower back, knees, and neck more comfortable in this posture. It also outlines the best cues to help everyone feel stronger, more flexible, and more comfortable in this backbend. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:18:12

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5 Ways to Improve Your Downward Facing Dog

6/4/2024
Practicing--and teaching--Down Dog the same way every time leads to diminishing returns and stale cues. This episode breaks down 5 ways to improve Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) to focus on opening your shoulders, opening your hips, stretching your hamstrings, stretching your calves and more. Perfect for yoga students and yoga teachers alike. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:14:16

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The Healing Power of Dogs with Erin Jorich

5/28/2024
I love hearing how longtime yoga teachers make this career work. This week's guest, Erin Jorich, has figured out how to use her skillset as a yoga teacher and combine it with her love for dogs. Along with her dog, Wallace, Erin works part-time for Canine Inspired Change, an organization that brings dogs into schools, juvenile detention centers, and other settings to improve the well being and social emotional skills of the people there. On this episode, Erin talks about how her yoga skills are transferable to the dog therapy work she does: Her years of teaching yoga make it easy for her to communicate clearly and effectively with the dog/human "teams" she trains. Her trauma-informed yoga certification means she understands the importance of giving kids choice and agency when they're working with the dogs. Erin finds that splitting her time between Canine Inspired Change and working as a yoga teacher afford her balance and stability that she might not have if she chose one over the other. Most importantly, as the folks she works with gain a variety of skills -- from more confidence to self-compassion to self-regulation -- she gets to witness the healing power of dogs firsthand. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:40:01

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Authentic Body Positivity & Accidental Activism with Dianne Bondy

5/21/2024
Dianne Bondy's web site declares in bold letters, "Yoga is for Every Body. No exceptions. You can do yoga." And she has devoted her teaching career to making sure this is the case. Over the past few decades, she has been proactive in creating yoga spaces that are empowering, inclusive, and equitable for all. I know Dianne from her playful and educational social media presence -- I had even more fun with her magnetic and charismatic presence in our talk. In our conversation she shares: To learn more about Dianne, go to our shownotes page: https://yogalandpodcast.com/episode330 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:08:31

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"I am my own beloved, my own best friend" -- Susanna Harwood Rubin on navigating life with cancer

5/1/2024
Susanna Harwood Rubin is back! Susanna was my guest on episode 165, and we continue our intimate conversation here. Our conversation runs the gamut (but somehow all ties together), ranging from her recent trip to her spiritual home in India, to living fully and joyfully with metastatic breast cancer, to her passion for teaching her own form of "embodied writing." Shownotes for this episode can be found at yogalandpodcast.com/episode329 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:03:19

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They're a vibe. Sound healing, parenting, podcasting & growing with Adam & Holly Husler

4/23/2024
Adam and Holly Husler are an impressive yoga duo: Holly has gone from performing in a girl-band to singing healing mantras and becoming one of the UK’s leading crystal bowl sound healing trainers. Adam has taught classes, workshops and trainings in over 60 studios in over 20 countries, with a robust home schedule in London's leading studios. Together they are parents to a young son and co-hosts of the podcast, Honestly Unbalanced. On this episode, Jason and I catch up Adam and Holly to ask them the questions that folks often ask us: How do they balance their relationship while working and podcasting together? How has their practice changed and supported them as they've become new parents? How did Adam stumble and eventually find his voice as one of Instagram's funniest yoga reels creators? Plus, Holly shares all the goods on Sound Healing: How it works, why she started teaching it, and the empowering approach she takes when leading her online Sound Healing trainings. For links to Adam and Holly's trainings, Holly's album, and the interview Andrea did on Honestly Unbalanced, go to : yogalandpodcast.com/episode328 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:58:35

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Yoga for Perimenopause & Menopause with Judith Hanson Lasater and Lizzie Lasater

4/16/2024
"I needed my yoga to find me, to comfort me -- not be another box to check off." An open and inquisitive conversation about navigating the challenges, grief, and joys of perimenopause and menopause -- and how to craft a yoga practice that meets you in the moment. For shownotes, go to yogalandpodcast.com/episode327 Thank you for listening and for sharing the podcast with friends and students! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:10:05

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7 Reasons to Make Your Home Yoga Practice a Priority

4/11/2024
This week Jason and I talk about why a home practice is essential if you want to integrate yoga in your day to day life. We also offer our thoughts on what constitutes home practice so that you give yourself a break and focus on what's important -- getting on your mat! Our hope is that home practice can be the thing in your life that consistently feels like a respite, a refuge, a haven. We hope you enjoy this conversation where we talk through these 7 distinct reasons that developing a home practice is beneficial: I've linked to five essential sequences on our shownotes page: yogalandpodcast.com/episode326 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:35:31

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5 Common Mistakes Yoga Teachers Make with Jason Crandell

4/2/2024
Take a deep breath and get ready to take notes for this one: Jason hones in on 5 of the most common mistakes yoga teachers make. They're so common, in fact, that there are a few Jason still has to be mindful of from time to time. This episode is packed with simple, straightforward ideas to help you teach more skillfully and with more confidence. ⭐️ Join us in at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts for a morning of yoga to benefit Boston Children's Hospital! The event is April 28th. Join our Team Yogaland here: yogareachesout.org ⭐️ For shownotes: yogalandpodcast.com/episode325 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:17

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome (& Building a YouTube Empire) with Brett Larkin

3/26/2024
You might look at yoga teacher Brett Larkin, with her 500K YouTube followers and think it all came easily and naturally to her. Not so — over the course of a decade, Brett slowly but surely kept publishing videos while working full-time as a game developer job and mothering her two small boys. On this episode, Brett shares the details of how she overcame imposter syndrome with the help of her online yoga community and ultimately created a thriving online teacher training business. She also shares gems from her new book, Yoga Life: Habits, Poses, and Breathwork to Channel Joy, which helps you create a personalized practice that fits into the chaos of your daily life. Go check out the shownotes for links to all of Brett's work: yogalandpodcast.com/episode324 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:53:12

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Demystifying Office Yoga with Maryam Sharifzadeh

3/19/2024
Are you still vying for a decent time slot to teach at your local studio? According to Office Yoga founder Maryam Sharifzadeh, your efforts would be far better spent finding a few corporate teaching gigs. Consider this statistic from Sharifzadeh: In the US there is one yoga studio for every 10,000 businesses. That's a lot more premium time slots, with better pay and, in all likelihood, shorter classes! Sharifzadeh founded her business, Office Yoga, in 2014 and shares all the goods about how to go about teaching in the workplace, including: Sharifzadeh's passion for office yoga is infectious -- as she puts it, people in offices need you, they want you, and they really appreciate the yoga. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:43:43

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Your injuries Qs answered! Sore hammies, sacroiliac woes & more

3/6/2024
Jason joins me this week to answer questions that have been asked during the group live calls of his online course about preventing yoga injuries. He talks through: Jason will be teaching at LoveStory Yoga in San Francisco on March 29th, 2024 -- go to lovestoryyoga.com/workshops to register! Come see Jason and I at Gillette Stadium on April 28th, 2024 for the Yoga Reaches Out event benefitting Boston Children's Hospital. Register here: www.yogareachesout.org There's still time to join Jason's training, Better Way to Flow: Preventing & Managing Common Yoga Injuries. Join us here: learn.jasonyoga.com/injuries Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:42:11

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Meet the yoga teacher who has raised more than $4 million for children's charities

2/27/2024
More than a decade ago, Sarah Gardner was a yoga teacher with a dream: She wanted to bring a thousand yogis together at Gillette Stadium in Boston to raise money for Boston Children's Hospital. Years before, Sarah's son had spent seven life-saving weeks in the NICU at Boston Children's. After experiencing the love, care, and devotion that the doctors and nurses gave to her family, Sarah knew she wanted to give back. She has spent more than a decade doing just that -- rallying the yoga community each spring to gather at Gillette Stadium to do yoga for a cause. To date, her organization, Yoga Reaches Out, has raised more than 4 million dollars for Boston Children's Hospital. The money raised helps fund the program Every Child Fund, which offers dog therapy and art therapy, helps families with food vouchers, hotel stays, vouchers, and more. Hear Sarah's inspiring story, including lessons she's learned along the way. PS: Jason and I are headlining this year's Yoga Reaches Out even on April 28th and we would love to see you there! You can find information about how to join here: www.yogareachesout.org If you can't be there in person but would like to donate, go to www.yogareachesout.org and type Team Yogaland in the search box. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:59

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8 Best Practices for Minimizing Yoga Injuries

2/22/2024
In the modern era of practicing yoga, we've come to terms with the reality that alignment alone is not the sole consideration when it comes to preventing yoga injuries. Today's episode draws from Jason's recent webinar, The Yoga Injury Matrix, and focuses on eight best practices for minimizing yoga injuries. The talk dives into the following ideas: To listen to more podcasts we've done about specific yoga injuries, we've created a collection here: jasonyoga.com/yogaland-podcast/yoga-injuries/ Or, learn more in Jason's newly updated online course Better Way to Flow: Preventing & Managing Common Yoga Injuries. Group calls start on March 18th! Or you can choose the self-paced option: www.jasonyoga.com/injuries Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:35:57

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Making Your Yoga Teaching More Accessible with Jivana Heyman

2/12/2024
It was such a delight to have Jivana Heyman back on the show to talk about his latest book, The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga. (You can listen to our first chat at yogalandpodcast.com/episode176). The episode explores: What it means to be more collaborative in your teaching, how being more collaborative could help break down traditional hierarchical power dynamics that have led to teacher-student abuses in the past, the importance of overcoming impostor syndrome (especially if you don't think you look the part of the "typical" yoga teacher), his love of asana because of how accessible it makes the spiritual practice of yoga, and the importance of de-stigmatizing chair and bed yoga. For shownotes, go to: yogalandpodcast.com/episode320 Jason's 2024 training schedule is up! You can find it at jasonyoga.com/schedule You can support the podcast by joining my Substack community at yogaland.substack.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:54:53

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The 5 Compartments of the Hip -- and How to Strengthen Them in Yoga

2/6/2024
Welcome back to a new season of Yogaland! Jason is my inaugural guest this season and our conversation focuses on the hips: Jason lays it all out for you step-by-step. Take a listen and take notes! Also: Jason will be leading his Preventing Injuries online course very soon! Join the waitlist and we will send you all the details as soon as they become available: learn.jasonyoga.com/injuries Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:59:53

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Ideas for Mindfully Navigating the Holidays

12/20/2023
This time of year is often so fraught with busyness, overwhelm, expectations, even loneliness that we forget the goal: To feel present, joyful, connected. Here are my thoughts on how to gather up all of the skills that you cultivate on your mat (and cushion) and utilize them to navigate the challenges of this time of year. Check out the shownotes fo rmore helpful episodes: yogalandpodcast.com/episode318 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:27:50