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Each week, through long format interviews, host, Cora Geroux uncovers answers to tough questions about Teaching Yoga. How can we truly make our yoga spaces inclusive? Is it possible to make a sustainable living doing this work? How do we shift from cultural appropriation to appreciation in yoga? This show is a space for real, raw conversation, a place to remind you that you’re not alone, and a resource for your life and work on a spiritual path. Stay connected with your host, and follow the creation of the podcast on Instagram @corageroux Sign up to have weekly show notes, links & resources delivered straight to your inbox at www.corageroux.com/newsletter

Teaching Yoga Cora Geroux

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Each week, through long format interviews, host, Cora Geroux uncovers answers to tough questions about Teaching Yoga. How can we truly make our yoga spaces inclusive? Is it possible to make a sustainable living doing this work? How do we shift from cultural appropriation to appreciation in yoga? This show is a space for real, raw conversation, a place to remind you that you’re not alone, and a resource for your life and work on a spiritual path. Stay connected with your host, and follow the creation of the podcast on Instagram @corageroux Sign up to have weekly show notes, links & resources delivered straight to your inbox at www.corageroux.com/newsletter

    The Secrets Of A Truly Sustainable Studio with Deb Flashenberg

    The Secrets Of A Truly Sustainable Studio with Deb Flashenberg

    In today’s episode, Deb Flashenberg, founder of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC shares the secrets behind how she built, and maintained a sustainable business over almost 20 years - even while many other yoga centers have come and gone in that time. I was thrilled to speak with Deb, and shout out to Mado Hesselink (our guest on episode 72) who introduced us. Deb is not only a true expert in her field, but she is also a kick ass business woman.
    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS
    Deb’s “dirty” yoga secretHow Deb started focusing on prenatal yogaHow Deb started her yoga studio, even without a business backgroundDeb’s approach to building a business from scratchHow Deb successfully transitioned her in person studio, to teaching online during the pandemicHow going online allowed Deb to grow her student base by about ⅓Why getting super clear on your niche can have a massive positive impact on your businessThe importance of keeping overheads low when you have a physical spaceHow Deb built an incredible team to support and grow her businessHow Deb decided to take the leap, and hire her first studio managerThe biggest lessons & biggest mistakes Deb has learned from working with her teamHow Deb structures her sales funnel to help new followers on Instagram, turn into studentsWhy going slow is an essential element to building a sustainable businessFIND DEB FLASHENBERG
    Prenatal Yoga Center InstagramPrenatal Yoga Center WebsiteFIND CORA
    Cora’s NewsletterCora’s InstagramFor links & resources mentioned in this episode go to www.corageroux.com/episode87
    Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Aligning Your Business With Your Cycle with Alice Browning

    Aligning Your Business With Your Cycle with Alice Browning

    Alice Browning runs an online yoga studio that is a “landing pad for women to feel less isolated and more supported in their own experiences of being a woman.” Early in 2020, like every other yoga teacher, Alice went online - however, she went beyond teaching zoom classes, and stepped into running a full blown online studio, which now hosts several other amazing teachers as well. Throughout the process Alice became more and more clear on her vision, and began “niching down” offering classes, articles and resources specifically for women's health. 
    In this conversation, Alice not only shares her process of growing her online studio, but also how she runs a business in harmony with the cyclical nature of having a menstrual cycle. 
    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS
    Alice’s process of upleveling her online studioThe pro’s & con’s of filming at home vs. hiring a spaceBeing efficient with your time while creating online contentBeing of service through getting specific in what you offerWhy “not competing” with huge online yoga platforms is a strategy for successWorking in alignment with ones menstrual cycle Managing energy, menstruation and teaching classesEmbracing boundaries as a business ownerExpanding your business by hiring staff, delegating and outsourcing to expertsFIND ALICE BROWNING
    Alice’s InstagramAlice’s online studioFIND CORA
    Cora’s NewsletterCora’s InstagramFor links & resources mentioned in this episode go to www.corageroux.com/episode86
    Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Being A Multi-passionate Yoga & Beyond Business Owner with Ariana Rabinovitch

    Being A Multi-passionate Yoga & Beyond Business Owner with Ariana Rabinovitch

    I first discovered Ariana Rabinovitch’s work in 2015 while I was developing my first 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training. Her podcast, Yoga & Beyond inspired and informed me on so many areas in relation to what we know about yoga from science. Since that time Ariana has continued to contribute to the yoga community through her work at Yoga Research & Beyond, and numerous other projects. 
    On today's show Ariana and I speak about the behind the scenes of her business, and how it’s evolved over the last several years. We get into the power of collaboration in business, balancing many different projects at the same time and embracing marketing as a practice. 
    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS
    How Ariana keeps so many plates (i.e. different projects) spinningFollowing your curiosity as a path to standing outWhy developing the content of your course is the easy partGetting inspired by great teachers outside of the yoga communityEmbracing marketing as a practice The power of being organised and creating a great scheduleTips on having healthy collaborationsFIND ARIANA RABINOVITCH
    Ariana’s InstagramAriana’s Website & PodcastYoga Research & Beyond InstagramNew York StretchFIND CORA
    Cora’s NewsletterCora’s InstagramFor links & resources mentioned in this episode go to www.corageroux.com/episode85
    Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Kirtan Of The Heart with Mark Ashmore

    Kirtan Of The Heart with Mark Ashmore

    Long time friend of the podcast, Mark Ashmore comes back on the show to share how the practice of chanting mantra and kirtan can bring us into resonance with the heart. Mark has been practicing and leading kirtan throughout Australia for many years, and has recently recorded a new album, Heartlight. I’ve had his album on repeat in the background while I work, and his first single, Ganesha brought me to tears. 
    If you’ve been struggling with the intensity and heaviness of these times, tune in to Heartlight on Spotify to be wrapped up in a warm blanket of joy and love. 
    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS
    A definition of kirtanThe difference between mantra and kirtanThe vulnerability of using your voiceKirtan and Bhakti YogaWhy pronouncing the mantra correctly may be more important than knowing what it meansThe process of creating “HeartLight”, Marks recent kirtan albumMarketing & distributing an albumWorking with deities in kirtanWhy following “the juice” can lead to a fruitful personal practiceThe question of “what is prayer”?FIND MARK ASHMORE
    Mark’s InstagramHeart Light Music On InstagramListen to Mark’s album on SpotifyMark’s websiteFIND CORA
    Cora’s NewsletterCora’s InstagramFor links & resources mentioned in this episode go to www.corageroux.com/episode84
    Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Spring Seasonal Update From Cora

    Spring Seasonal Update From Cora

    Hello Friends! 
    It’s Spring here in Australia, which means it’s officially time for my next seasonal update. 
    In this episode I share:
    A personal update on my struggles during our recent lockdownWhat’s been getting me through in the last 12 weeksA few stories of the incredible businesses our students have startedAn invitation to join our community in the next round of B101/Lost-to-LaunchSome BIG changes for the podcast coming in season 3⚡️ Apply For Business 101 YTT/Lost-to-Launch
    ⚡️Check out the awesome things our students have created:
    Cait - who launched a cycle synching course, and surpassed her goal for enrolments.
    Annie - who launched The Rest Club who has some of the best conversion rates I’ve ever seen. 
    Antonika - who launched Enso Body, the bolster covers you need, and has nearly (if not completely by the time this comes out) sold out her first launch!
    ⚡️ Submit a question to be answered on Season 3 of the podcast
    Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)

    • 30 min
    How To Bring “Semi-free” Movement Into Your Classes with Olivia Berggren

    How To Bring “Semi-free” Movement Into Your Classes with Olivia Berggren

    What is asana? Are they a particular set of shapes? Is asana the shapes that were derived from the poses from Ashtanga, or Iyengar yoga? A meditation posture? Or, something else? After practicing Ashtanga for 8 years, Olivia Bergreen began exploring new ways of moving, and teaching movement - and now, as a newly graduated physiotherapist and yoga teacher, shares “semi-free” movement classes that help students reduce repetitive strain while increasing the confidence and connection with their body.
    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS
    Olivia’s story of pain, pregnancy and Ashtanga yogaWhy Olivia stopped teaching Ashtanga yogaHow Olivia began bringing “new” and “different” movements into her classesWhy it’s ok for the process of changing teaching styles to be a bit messy at firstOlivia also shares many practical tips for how you can successfully bring more semi-free movement into your classesWhy saying “if it hurts, don’t do it” might not be the best approachTips for managing students expectations when teaching novel movements in classFIND OLIVIA BERGGREN
    Olivia’s InstagramOlivia’s websiteHandbook in speaking to the Body FIND CORA
    Cora’s NewsletterThe Teachers ClubCora’s InstagramFor links & resources mentioned in this episode go to www.corageroux.com/episode82
    Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)

    • 1 hr 16 min

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