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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.

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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.

    Before You Teach Your Next Yoga Class, Do This..

    Before You Teach Your Next Yoga Class, Do This..

    Last week, Jason shared what to do when you feel like you've taught the worst yoga class of your life. This week, he’s sharing a few tips for getting in the right headspace before you teach so that you’re more likely to show up for class feeling calm, present, and confident.


    We cover:


    * How to get grounded before you teach a yoga class -- and why this is a big challenge for so many yoga teachers


    * Strategies for using the first few minutes of class to get yourself in the right mindset to teach


    * Why having a plan and a back-up plan (a go-to sequence that you know you teach well) can be a saving grace as a yoga teacher


    * Why it's important to teach what you're practicing at home


    Show notes: http://jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode175


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    • 28 min
    How to Survive Teaching the Worst Yoga Class Ever

    How to Survive Teaching the Worst Yoga Class Ever

    All yoga teachers have their off days. Even those who are as experienced as Jason. This week, Jason’s back on the podcast to share his insights on how to recover from those times when a yoga class you’re teaching just doesn’t work out the way you hoped it would. 


    He shares:


    * Why the class you’re teaching probably isn’t going as badly as you think 
    * One thing to be mindful of when you are in the midst of teaching a less than stellar class. (This is what Jason says he struggles with most.)
    * Two practical things you can do during class to handle anxiety that might come with feeling like you’re teaching a bad class
    * The most important thing to do after you’re finished teaching a class you feel wasn’t up to par
    * Plus, a pep talk for teachers who think they're students aren't engaged--or worse--pack up and leave in the middle of class.


    Show notes: Jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode174


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    • 36 min
    The Amazing Benefits of Self Compassion

    The Amazing Benefits of Self Compassion

    Happy New Year! It’s so good to be back for another season of Yogaland.


    My wish for you in this new year (and new decade!) it’s to develop compassion for yourself. And in this episode Jason and I talk about why compassion plays such a huge role in personal development and why you have to learn to be kind to yourself before you can show up for others in your life. 


    We talk about:


    * The difference between self-care and self compassion


    * Why our brains are wired to cling to the negative and ignore the positive


    * I share my favorite 3-part definition of self compassion from author Kristin Neff


    * How we use these principles to develop a meditation habit that sticks in my online course, Start Your Year with Self Care (starting next week!)


    Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode173


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    • 41 min
    What we learned in 2019

    What we learned in 2019

    Can you believe this is the last Yogaland episode of 2019? This week, Jason and I reflect on the many ways we’ve changed and grown during the past year, we talk about our favorite episodes, the year’s biggest challenges, and what you can expect from us in 2020. 


    Here a quick overview of the episode:
    *We talk about how Jason’s teaching has shifted in the last year + a few of my biggest moments of the year
    *We share what have been our biggest challenges of the past year  
    *We also let you in on what new and exciting projects you can expect to see from us in 2020 
    *Plus, we talk about some major events from 2019, like the passing of YogaWorks founder Maty Ezraty, and how they impacted our lives.


    Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode172


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    • 59 min
    Is Yoga Enough?

    Is Yoga Enough?

    This week, Jason and I are tackling another common question that modern yoga students ask: Is yoga enough to keep you healthy? Or do you need to do other forms of exercise to stay fit?


    The answer, of course, depends on the goal. But we chat about our own thoughts as long-time practitioners and weigh in on some of the benefits we’ve noticed from adding additional forms of exercise into our routines.


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    • 35 min
    Seane Corn's Revolution of the Soul

    Seane Corn's Revolution of the Soul

    International yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn joins us this week. Seane recently added another title she says she never thought she’d hold to her list of accomplishments: Published author. Her new book, Revolution of the Soul, is a powerful mix of personal narrative and a thoughtful unpacking how yoga and mindfulness practices + other healing modalities can help one’s personal healing journey. 


    The book is raw and real--she tells her story from the beginning and goes into such detail that it’s hard not to relate. This interview takes us behind the scenes of Seane's process and how she uses her own trauma and pain to help others.


    Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode170


    SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

Bloom Yoga ,

The BEST yoga podcast

Having admired and virtually practiced with Jason for more than a decade, it’s wonderful to have this platform to gain some real and raw insight as both a student and teacher. I’ve also enjoyed hearing from others in the yoga world that I might not have come across otherwise! Thank you both SO much. 🙏

Cecile Yogasunshineproject ,

My favourite talks

Thank you Andrea and Jason for running this podcast, I just Love all your interviews on so many topics ..
Always so true, no filter & authentic. You help me so much in my day to day life.
I feel like I found my community. When I wonder why Yoga again ? Just listenning to your podcast helps me to be back on track.
Living in France it is so great to hear all the latest news and point of view of the whole yoga world.
Thank you so much for sharing
I recomend to everybody ... even if you're not into yoga hahah (you will be)

stevemargaret ,

Thank you!

Thank you for the time + effort you put behind each epic episode! I always learn so much. Gratitude 🙏🏽⚡️

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