60 episodes

For aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.

Most YTT’s are becoming watered-down and mediocre, and we’ve created this podcast to help supplement Yoga Teachers who graduated from a YTT and don’t feel confident going out into the real world to teach.

Topics include real-talk about yoga in a practical world:
• Sequencing, teaching methodology, and the business of yoga;
• Anatomy, biomechanics, and safe practice;
• Philosophy, ethical and legal considerations;
• And much much more...

Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé

Going Pro Yoga Podcast Michael Henri, Paul Teodo, Byron de Marsé

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For aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.

Most YTT’s are becoming watered-down and mediocre, and we’ve created this podcast to help supplement Yoga Teachers who graduated from a YTT and don’t feel confident going out into the real world to teach.

Topics include real-talk about yoga in a practical world:
• Sequencing, teaching methodology, and the business of yoga;
• Anatomy, biomechanics, and safe practice;
• Philosophy, ethical and legal considerations;
• And much much more...

Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé

    Episode #61: Core Value of Freedom

    Episode #61: Core Value of Freedom

    This episode is a breakdown of freedom as a core value.

    We discuss what freedom might mean to you, and the different ways you may want or desire to be free.

    Freedom in some form or another is typically a core value to most individuals.

    It especially tends to show up in the yoga/spiritual space as people begin to experience different forms of freedom.

    Freedom from negative emotions.

    Financial freedom.

    Freewill to do what you wish.

    All of these desires for freedom and what it really means to be free are covered in this episode.

    Plus we share how yoga is one path to finding freedom.


    (00:00) FREEDOM FRIES! - Because... America
    (00:42) Mayonnaise vs Ketchup?
    (02:02) How FREE do you really want to be?
    (03:24) Freedom is the ability to disconnect from your attachments?
    (06:10) What is Financial freedom
    (07:02) Let’s go into the hypothetical deep end
    (08:40) Freewill is a mindf*ck
    (09:45) What does freedom mean to you?
    (10:30) All people really want is freedom and love
    (11:52) Freedom from negative emotions and anxiety
    (13:27) Opening up the free in freedom
    (14:23) Yoga can help us experience freedom
    (16:03) Freedom from social media is a huge one!
    (19:48) Appreciation and balance can make you free
    (21:31) Going Pro offer

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    SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform!

    A sneak peak of what’s inside:


    The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching
    The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes.
    The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly
    And so much more..

    When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons.

    The perks of being the first ones in the door!

    Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door!

    I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member!

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    PODCAST DETAILS:

    This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.

    Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé

    Send us an email

    Send us a voice-note comment/question

    • 22 min
    Episode #60: Core Values and Business with Sharni Quinn

    Episode #60: Core Values and Business with Sharni Quinn

    This episode brings incredible advice from a yoga and wellness marketing professional. 

    Sharni Quinn shares how to avoid burnout and become a successful yoga teacher by using the yogic approach to business practices.

    Sharni Quinn is a yoga teacher, wellness, business, and life coach with years of experience in the industry.

    Sharni has experienced the highs and lows going through multiple burnouts while also creating multiple successful businesses.

    In this interview episode, she shares her personal stories and provides some top tips, inspiration, and advice to new yoga teachers.

    PLUS Sharni shares the critical approach of defining your 3 core principles that will set you apart as a yoga teacher.

    Listen to the full episode and gather all of Sharni’s experience, wisdom, and knowledge!

    Connect with Sharni:

    https://sharniquinn.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/sharniquinn_wellness


    (00:00) What are your 3 core values?
    (01:00) Episode Introduction
    (01:54) Sharni brings the feminine energy to Going Pro
    (03:29) A brief introduction to Sharni Quinn a.k.a. Shiny Queen
    (06:34) The first rock bottom...
    (08:15) The second rock bottom…
    (11:00) Learning and growing is a constant process
    (13:09) How to go from stress to success as a wellness professional
    (14:59) Every yoga teachers journey is different 
    (17:12) Yoga in the USA and South Africa is a different animal
    (19:53) The yoga landscape has changed in the last year!
    (20:38) You can be a successful yoga teacher without being an influencer
    (22:48) Bringing a yogic approach to doing business is powerful
    (26:07) Cracking the code to avoid burnout
    (30:31) Short strategy tip and takeaway for yoga teachers
    (31:00) 3 core principle examples
    (36:33) The difference between understanding and truly knowing
    (37:29) We don’t need to be happy or joyful all the time
    (40:13) Is all we really need just freedom and love?
    (42:14) Using and not abusing social media to market yourself
    (43:32) How to find more about Sharni Quinn
    (44:43) Have you ever heard of Watsu?
    (46:49) Byron has hijacked the podcast!
    (48:23) Going Pro Special Offer

    SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform!

    What’s inside:


    The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching
    The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes.
    The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly

    When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons.

    Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door!
    I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member!

    PODCAST DETAILS:

    This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.
    Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé
    Send us an email
    Send us a voice-note comment/question 

    • 49 min
    Episode #59: The Most Common Questions Asked in a Yoga Teacher Training (Part 2)

    Episode #59: The Most Common Questions Asked in a Yoga Teacher Training (Part 2)

    This is Part 2 of the most commonly asked questions that come up on yoga trainings.

    In this episode we are digging deep through even more of these valuable questions.

    We go in-depth on how much rest is needed as both a student and a teacher.

    Plus if this differs depending on the type of yoga.

    We also cover more teacher-related questions in this episode.

    Like planning classes, physical cues, and recommendations regarding Sanskrit.

    If you’re a yoga teacher or you’re aspiring to be a yoga teacher.

    Then check out this full episode and pay close attention to the answers as they will probably give you a little edge on the other yoga teachers out there!


    (00:00) Going Pro offer
    (02:03) How much rest does the body need between yoga classes?
    (02:18) The teachers answer
    (04:14) The students answer
    (06:30) Is the answer different regarding yin yoga?
    (08:45) Do I need to plan the whole yoga class ahead?
    (10:04) Does this differ when giving an online yoga class?
    (11:05) Should I bend the knee more than 90 degrees?
    (12:36) The anatomical answer from a physiotherapist
    (15:47) Do I need to know the Sanskrit name for all the poses?
    (17:20) Sanskrit can be beneficial for a truly international student base

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    SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform!

    A sneak peak of what’s inside:


    The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching
    The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes.
    The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly
    And so much more..

    When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons.

    The perks of being the first ones in the door!

    Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door!

    I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member!

    ---

    PODCAST DETAILS:

    This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.

    Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé

    Send us an email

    Send us a voice-note comment/question

    • 20 min
    Episode #58: The Most Common Questions Asked in a Yoga Teacher Training (Part 1)

    Episode #58: The Most Common Questions Asked in a Yoga Teacher Training (Part 1)

    In this episode of the Going Pro Yoga Podcast, we are answering the most commonly asked questions that come up on yoga trainings.

    Having taught and led many yoga teacher trainings, these really are the repeat offenders that always get asked.

    So take the opportunity to get all of the answers firsthand right here!

    We discuss muscle cramps, how they happen in yoga, and what you can do about them.

    We cover some anatomical questions about poses like pigeon and tadasana.

    Plus Byron goes deeper on why yoga should hurt so good.

    And how exploring your edge and your pain tolerance is part of understanding your yoga practice.

    These questions and answers could really help you out in your own practice to avoid common mistakes and injuries.

    Also, as a yoga teacher, understanding some of these answers could be really valuable to share with your own students.


    (00:00) Going Pro offer
    (02:51) Why do people get muscle cramps during yoga?
    (03:55) Your breathing might be affecting your muscle cramps…
    (05:47) Nutrition and your diet affects muscle performance
    (07:16) Should you practice yoga with your feet together or apart?
    (08:49) The anatomical approach is…
    (10:56) Does yoga have to hurt?
    (12:00) Exploring your edge
    (13:08) You need to know your own pain tolerance
    (15:05) How to align the front foot in pigeon pose?
    (17:37) Byron’s fondness for pigeon

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    SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform!

    A sneak peak of what’s inside:


    The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching
    The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes.
    The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly
    And so much more..

    When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons.

    The perks of being the first ones in the door!

    Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door!

    I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member!

    ---

    PODCAST DETAILS:

    This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.

    Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé

    Send us an email

    Send us a voice-note comment/question

    • 19 min
    Episode #57: Pet Peeves in Yoga (Part 3)

    Episode #57: Pet Peeves in Yoga (Part 3)

    In our 3rd and final episode of yoga pet peeves, we are getting into more of the personal stuff.

    Like what irritates Michael in a yoga class, and some of the most awful stereotypes that come up in yoga teachers.

    Have you experienced yoga teachers that speak as if everything opinion they share is a fact?

    Yoga teachers that tell you chaturanga or other poses are just straight-up bad for you?

    Yoga teachers that like to get so creative in their cueing that you can’t really understand what they are saying or meaning?

    Yoga teachers that use that fake airy-fairy yoga voice, as if they are a wise sage?

    Yoga teachers that use unnecessarily complicated and specific anatomy language?

    Yoga teachers that are lazy at cueing?

    Or even yoga teachers that insist on adjusting when it’s not even necessary?

    Well in this episode we cover all of this and more, sharing our unfiltered opinions on why some of these things are freaking annoying!

    So go ahead and jump right into this fun, no holds barred, dressing down of the worst yoga pet peeves...


    (00:00) Going Pro offer
    (01:41) Voicing strong opinions in a yoga class
    (02:55) Don’t deal in absolutes
    (03:42) Is chaturanga bad for you?
    (05:38) Creative cueing, creative shmooing…
    (07:20) The yoga voice, seriously… just no!
    (09:57) Almost nobody knows what their serratus anterior is
    (11:56) Get the block out of my face
    (12:51) Lazy cueing sucks, give some guidance in transitions
    (14:01) Adjustments - you don’t need to touch everyone in your class!
    (15:33) Was this edgy enough for you? - wrap up

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    SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform!

    A sneak peak of what’s inside:


    The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching
    The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes.
    The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly
    And so much more..

    When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons.

    The perks of being the first ones in the door!

    Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door!

    I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member!

    ---

    PODCAST DETAILS:

    This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.

    Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé

    Send us an email

    Send us a voice-note comment/question

    • 17 min
    Episode #56: Pet Peeves in Yoga (Part 2)

    Episode #56: Pet Peeves in Yoga (Part 2)

    There were so many pet peeves to cover we had to do a 2nd episode!

    If you missed part one, then go back and check that out first.

    In this Part 2, we are covering more things that piss us off as yoga teachers.

    Plus we get to find out about Byron’s least favourite compliments that he often gets as a teacher!

    We also touch upon how sociopaths may have an advantage and upper hand as a yoga teacher.

    Towards the end of the episode, we start to delve into pet peeves as a yoga student.

    Things teachers do that might piss you off in class.

    So if you’re a student or teacher, pay attention, there are some valuable lessons in here to be learned.


    (00:00) Going Pro offer
    (01:37) What is closed energy, and why does it suck…
    (03:24) Is there a desire to get students to open up as a teacher?
    (04:32) Sociopaths have an advantage as yoga teachers!
    (05:39) When students ignore your cues…
    (08:47) I’m a yoga teacher, not a DJ
    (10:30) Byron’s pet peeve about compliments
    (12:39) Michael’s commitment to not complain about things
    (13:46) Student pet peeves: The teacher talks too much
    (15:00) Does Beyonce give you inspiration in your yoga classes

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    SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform!

    A sneak peak of what’s inside:


    The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching
    The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes.
    The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly
    And so much more..

    When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons.

    The perks of being the first ones in the door!

    Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door!

    I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member!

    ---

    PODCAST DETAILS:

    This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.

    Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé

    Send us an email

    Send us a voice-note comment/question

    • 17 min

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