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Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, healthy, meaningful life. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland.

Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, healthy, meaningful life. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland.

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United States

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Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, healthy, meaningful life. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland.

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English


Episodes

Our 2020 Gratitude Lists

11/25/2020
We're getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving in Yogaland! This week, Jason and I are sharing the things we’re thankful for right now (yes, even in 2020!). We feel especially grateful for all of YOU! Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode217 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:41:05

Unity in Yoga & Embracing Yoga's Roots

11/19/2020
Today's guest, Susanna Barkataki, is the author of a new book on yoga's history and culture called Embrace Yoga's Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. This book is a call for all who study yoga to take a deeper look at how we interact with Indian culture, how we use our privilege, and how we can advocate for more equity within the practice we love. Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode216 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. See...

Duration:00:50:24

Andrea Jain on her new book, "Peace Love Yoga"

11/5/2020
Religious Studies professor Andrea Jain is back on the podcast -- this time to talk to Jason about her new book, "Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spiritualization." Jain's book explores the connection between global spirituality and neoliberalism. While Jain acknowledges that yoga is healthy practice, she's concerned by the ways in which modern yoga (she uses the U.S., Canada, and India as examples) has been commodified and packaged to encourage complacency (think: "good vibes only"...

Duration:00:47:12

Troubleshooting Knee Pain in 3 Families of Poses

10/29/2020
This episode scratches the surface of how to approach knee pain in yoga poses. Jason talks us through how he approaches knee pain in Pigeon Pose, Bridge Pose, and Virasana (or Vajrasana, which is sitting on your shins). Shownotes include a link to our blog: 3 Backbend Cues for Tweaky Knees & Hips. Visit yogalandpodcast.com/episode214 to check it out! You can also train with Jason next week in his newest online program: Better Way to Flow: Preventing + Managing Common Yoga Injuries:...

Duration:00:52:11

Abby With the Rods

10/20/2020
On today's episode, Jason talks with Portland yoga teacher Abby Kraai about her experience of teaching and practicing yoga with scoliosis. This episode is packed with practical info about how to help students with scoliosis approach different yoga poses, which postures that people with varying degrees of scoliosis might want to avoid, and where to go to learn more. Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode213 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. See...

Duration:01:31:57

How to Stay in Your Lane as a Yoga Teacher

10/13/2020
What do you do when a student comes to you hoping you can help them with an injury? Just what is appropriate or inappropriate? How can you help students heal while not overstepping into the realm of medical clinician? Find out on today's episode! Show notes: http://jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode212 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:55:50

Yoga Teachers: Should You Ask Students to Disclose Injuries?

10/6/2020
It was once common practice for yoga teachers to start every class with a simple question: "Is anyone working with any injuries or medical conditions?" On this episode, Jason talks about the reasons that this question does -- and does not -- hold up. The goal isn't to tell teachers what to do, but to share the pros and cons so that you can make the decision for yourself. Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode211 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. See...

Duration:00:37:19

4 Ways to Prevent Yoga Injuries

10/2/2020
In this episode, Jason and I tackle yoga injuries, There may not be a way to completely prevent all injuries, but we're sharing some best practices that teachers and students can practice to minimize the risk. We cover a lot of ground, but here are a few top-level points: * Why there’s no one “right” way to approach any pose in order to prevent injury. * The four key things you should consider in regards to injury prevention * The types of hands-on adjustments that Jason advocates...

Duration:00:51:58

Sequencing for Twists and Backbends with Jason Crandell

9/17/2020
As yoga practitioners we all know that the body is amazingly complex -- and there is so much to learn when it comes to getting the body into those shapes we call yoga poses. But even though yoga postures are complicated, yoga sequencing doesn't have to be. On this episode, Jason explains his simple yet thorough approach to sequencing for twists and backbends. Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode209 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. See...

Duration:00:42:57

Q&A - Jason Answers Your Questions about Rotation of the Hip and Shoulder Joints + More

9/9/2020
It’s been a while since we devoted an episode to answering listener questions, so that’s exactly what we’re doing this week. In this episode, Jason tackles a few of the questions that have been submitted recently such as: *Internal or external hip rotation in forward folds? (A simple question with a not-so-simple answer) *Does that upper arm bone externally rotate in Chaturanga? *Is passively stretching a muscle or group of muscles (like the psoas and other hip flexors) that is both...

Duration:00:42:47

Anti-racism and Allyship in Yogaland with Jennifer Hutton

9/1/2020
I’ve received a lot of questions from white yogis recently about how we can be better allies to our BIPOC friends and studio owners in the community. My guest today, Dr. Jennifer Hutton, offers insightful guidance for this type of self-inquiry. Jennifer is a pediatric physical therapist from Nashville with a passion for nurturing children with developmental delays. She’s also become a leader in talking about anti-racism, and what it means to be an ally. She recently gave a webinar on the...

Duration:00:53:16

"Put on Your CEO Pants" with Andrea and Jason

8/25/2020
Helping yoga teachers make a decent living is something Jason and I are both passionate about. So in this episode, Jason and I have a candid conversation about what it takes to have a successful yoga business--particularly, how to get noticed by potential students online. The big takeaways: Yes, it takes time and energy to grow a following online, but it is very doable, too. And there’s more good news! You don’t need as many “followers” as you might think in order to do what you love and...

Duration:00:57:15

"The Pelvis is Everything" with Judith Hanson Lasater

8/18/2020
If you've practiced yoga for awhile, it's likely that you've heard a sweeping generalization about alignment in a pose. Often these generalizations get passed around until they become cemented as absolute truths -- when in fact, they're really just true under certain conditions at certain times. Or they're simply myths. My guest today is Judith Hanson Lasater, who addresses all of this in her newest book, "Yoga Myths: What You Need to Learn and Unlearn for a Safe and Healthy Yoga...

Duration:00:59:56

Episode 205: Let's Talk Yoga with Arundhati Baitmangalkar

8/11/2020
My guest this week wears so many hats! She's a yoga and Bollywood dance teacher, studio owner (Aham Yoga in Redmond, WA), and a brand new yoga podcaster! (Her pod is called Let's Talk Yoga.)⁠ ⁠ Arundhati hails from Southern India and moved to the states with her husband seven years ago. In her own words, "I've built a successful business as an immigrant, WOC yoga teacher with no business background, no Handstands -- just pure instinct and the free information I found on google. There are...

Duration:00:47:35

How YOU doin? An update on teaching and practicing during the pandemic

8/4/2020
We’ve been giving a lot of tips for bringing your teaching online during the pandemic lately. This week, we talk through the challenges both teachers and students are going through. Then, we offer some thoughts and creative ideas (many of them from our students) on how to cope with those challenges. The challenges -- overcoming Zoom fatigue, the broken teacher-student “feedback loop,” the absence of manual adjustments, and the additional challenge of finding + retaining students. The...

Duration:00:55:33

Your students need you. How yoga teachers can show up in 2020.

7/28/2020
This week, Jason and I chat about a topic that's near and dear to my heart: Creating online content to help grow your teaching business. We don't yet know how COVID is going to impact the future of yoga teaching. But there's one thing I know for sure: Creating online content is incredibly beneficial. It helps you grow, it helps you hone your voice, it attracts students who are interested in your approach. There are so many reasons! On this episode I share my top five, plus some key ideas for...

Duration:00:42:52

"I'm a Black Yoga Teacher in Appalachia" with Kristin Booker

7/21/2020
Today’s guest is writer, illustrator, and yoga teacher Kristen Booker. For the past decade, Kristen has built a successful career as a freelance writer in New York -- her work has appeared in Elle, Marie Claire, Refinery 29, Well+Good, and more. A year ago -- just after finishing her yoga teacher training -- Kristen returned to her hometown of Charleston, West Virginia to care for her aging mother. On this episode, Kristen shares her experience of going home and teaching yoga in a part of...

Duration:01:17:18

Riding the Waves of Life with Jaimal Yogis

7/14/2020
It's safe to say that we need all the help we can get right now to stay grounded. You might remember Jaimal from episode 61 where we talked about his memoir, All Our Waves Our Water. This time around we focus on Jaimal's newest book for kids -- Mop Rides the Waves of Life. This book is so sweet and clear and meaningful with beautiful visuals by artist Matthew Allen. It gives kids a relatable way to practice mindfulness of feelings every day. Whether you are a kid or an adult feeling...

Duration:00:34:29

The Globalization of Yoga with Andrea Jain

7/7/2020
On today's episode, I speak to author and religious studies professor Andrea Jain about her book, Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture. Her book is one of the best I've read in terms of tracing the globalization of yoga without oversimplifying it or vilifying modern yoga's evolution. We cover a lot of ground in this interview. Here are some highlights: Peace, Love, Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. See...

Duration:00:53:40

Anti-racism‌ ‌and‌ ‌Allyship‌ ‌in‌ ‌Yogaland‌ ‌with‌ ‌Jennifer‌ ‌Hutton

6/30/2020
My guest today is Jennifer Hutton, a pediatric physical therapist from Nashville. As a physical therapist, Jennifer is passionate about teaching others to use rock tape (more on that in the episode!). But she’s also become a leader in talking about anti-racism, and what it means to be an ally of the movement. She recently gave a webinar on the topic to 600 viewers and raised more than $10,000 for the National Association of Black Physical Therapists. Here are the highlights from the...

Duration:00:51:00