137 episodes

Information, support, and inspiration for yoga teachers. Topics include the business of yoga, teaching skills, philosophy, ethical and legal considerations, and more.

Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast Mado Hesselink

    • Entrepreneurship

Information, support, and inspiration for yoga teachers. Topics include the business of yoga, teaching skills, philosophy, ethical and legal considerations, and more.

    The Science of Behavior Change with Alex Haley

    The Science of Behavior Change with Alex Haley

    Behavior change researcher and meditation teacher Alex Haley shares insights about neuropsychology and behavioral psychology. Learn to tap into the power of behavior change to inspire your yoga students, get more benefit from your practice and build a more sustainable business.
    Episode Highlights: 
    Myths and misconceptions about behavior change  Practical steps to stay motivated and cement new positive habits  The magic of sharing a resonant moment How to make meditation and yoga practice less daunting  The ripple effect of inspiring someone to connect with a positive emotion in a yoga class How to help your students avoid decision burnout and attend class more regularly  Links & Resources
    Sign up for the Yoga Teacher Resource email list to get access to Alex’s list of recommended reading. 
    Become a patron of the Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast to get the worksheet of behavior change concepts + access to training replays, the teaching yoga online checklist, and more. 
    Join the Yoga Teacher Resource Facebook Group 
    Follow YTR on Instagram @yoga.teacher.resource 
    How Technology is Changing Yoga with Alex Haley  Episode 63
    Offering Tree - All in one digital platform for wellness professionals 

    • 56 min
    Teaching and Dharma

    Teaching and Dharma

    Yoga helps us reconnect with the deepest, unchanging aspects of ourselves. In this episode, Mado invites you to prioritize your values to remember, and love, who you really are.
    Episode Highlights: 
    Maslow’s hierarchy and how yoga fits into each stage Mado’s personal story of finding meaning and purpose through yoga  The meaning of the word dharma from the hindu tradition Yoga and the fulfillment of The Purushartas (4 Goals of Life) Why running your own business can make your teaching more powerful The importance of keeping your values front and center  Links & Resources
    Become a patron to support ad-free episodes and receive bonus content
    Join the Yoga Teacher Resource Facebook Group 
    Sign up for Mado's email list and get a free download of 100 yoga class themes
     
    Follow YTR on Instagram @yoga.teacher.resource 
     

    • 23 min
    Values Driven Goal Setting

    Values Driven Goal Setting

    Learn  systems and processes to help you focus your energy and achieve goals in alignment with your values.
    Episode Highlights: 
    The importance of checking in with your values on a regular basis  How to direct your passion with focus and follow through How to move on from mistakes and use challenging events as catalyst for change  Scheduling habits that will free up energy and mental space  Ideas for specific, measurable, timely goals that will light a fire under you Why celebrating and savoring your successes set the stage for more Get the printable checklist that goes with this episode plus Mado’s top 5 tips to building a successful yoga business  
    Links & Resources
    Become a patron to support ad-free episodes and receive bonus content
    Join the Yoga Teacher Resource Facebook Group 
    Sign up for Mado's email list and get a free download of 100 yoga class themes
    Get the printable checklist that goes with this episode plus Mado’s top 5 tips to building a successful yoga business  
    Book Recommendations
    The Artist’s Way
    The 12 Week Year
    Tag @yoga.teacher.resource on Instagram to celebrate your accomplishments!
     

    • 28 min
    6 Steps to Launch your Yoga Business

    6 Steps to Launch your Yoga Business

    Owning a yoga business is not for the faint of heart. In this episode, Mado breaks down 6 steps that will help you be more organized and successful than 99% of yoga teachers out there. If you’re thinking about launching your own yoga business, or want to make sure your foundations are in place, this episode will be your roadmap to confidence. 
    Episode Highlights: 
    What it means to own and run a business What you need to do to set your foundation as a business owner and entrepreneur How to plan and pace your business growth Financial and legal  considerations for your yoga business The benefits and responsibilities of being a business owner vs contractor or employee Business ownership as an aspect of your yoga practice How to meet the needs of your students, grow your client base, network and make personal connections Links & Resources
    Become a patron to support ad-free episodes and receive bonus content
    Join the Yoga Teacher Resource Facebook Group 
    Sign up for Mado's email list and get a free download of 100 yoga class themes
    Get the printable checklist that goes with this episode plus Mado’s top 5 tips to building a successful yoga business  
    Podcast Episodes:
    Yoga, Self Worth and the Law with Cory Sterling
    How to Price your Offerings 
    Money, purpose and freedom with Chioma Njoku
    Yoga and Money: An Inquiry
    Are you making these yoga niche mistakes?
    [on air coaching] Is my niche too narrow?
    [on air coaching] A new yoga teacher finds her niche 
    [on air coaching] choose a niche that aligns with your passions, values and aspirations 
    Mini Training Email Magic 
    Tag @yoga.teacher.resource  on Instagram to celebrate your accomplishments!
    Suggested Software:
    Acuity
    Offering Tree
    Site Ground 
     

    • 40 min
    Prenatal Yoga with Deb Flashenberg

    Prenatal Yoga with Deb Flashenberg

    Gestating, birthing, and parenting another human is one of the most profound yoga practices to be experienced. Listen to this in-depth conversation with Prenatal Yoga Center founder and director, Deb Flashenberg about  yoga during pregnancy, birth, and parenting from both the personal and professional perspective. Rest assured, if a pregnant student walks into your yoga class, you can support them.
    Episode Highlights: 
    How to accept, surrender, and challenge yourself in your yoga practice during pregnancy The role of the psoas in pregnancy and birth Common misunderstandings about pregnancy and yoga Parenting as a yoga practice and how having a baby can change your approach to teaching How to create community, check in with your students and make them feel heard Advice for how to best serve pregnant students in mixed level classes Links & Resources
    Become a patron of the yoga teacher resource podcast to support ad-free episodes and receive bonus content
    Join the Yoga Teacher Resource Facebook Group 
    Sign up for Mado's email list and get a free download of 100 yoga class themes
    Deb’s podcast Yoga | Birth | Babies - Mado’s episode will be airing soon
    Find out more about Deb’s work on her website

    • 47 min
    Clarity through action (on-air coaching call)

    Clarity through action (on-air coaching call)

    Sophia has a vision to share the benefits of yoga with people who have experienced gender-based or domestic violence, but she feels stuck with how to talk about it and include/attract the right people. In this on-air coaching session, Mado helps her navigate some important choices and encourages her to start imperfectly. 
    Episode Highlights: 
    How to approach the language around working with survivors of gender-based violence  How certain language around your niche can unintentionally exclude people and what you can do about it. The leadership skill of making tough decisions  How having self awareness as a yoga teacher helps you take action, learn as you go, and course correct  The challenges and strengths of building a business as a shy or introverted person and how to work with what you have Strategies for creating a sense of community for online classes   
    Links & Resources
    Become a patron of the yoga teacher resource podcast to support ad-free episodes and receive bonus content
    Join the Yoga Teacher Resource Facebook Group 
    Sign up for Mado's email list and get a free download of 100 yoga class themes

    • 31 min

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