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If you are a yoga professional looking for yoga information and help with skills to run your business.  This is your podcast!

The Yoga Pro Podcast is a hub of information from authorities in the yoga and movement worlds as well as entrepreneurial experts to share all things “yoga biz”.  We hear from leading yoga therapists, yoga teachers, movement practitioners, successful entrepreneurs and more.  

Pamela Crane (MS-Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, E-RYT, RYT-500, YACEP) is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Actor and Dancer, and former Broadcast Journalist; and she loves having meaningful conversations around yoga practices, impacts on society, and entrepreneurship skills.  In her business, Interoceptive Performance, her passion includes helping yoga professionals learn evidence-based and scientifically supported research to augment their yoga training.

Every Wednesday we will delve into the topics you want to know about and share tons of usable knowledge to up-level your business.  We love diving into the science behind how yoga works and the practical skills you need to share these practices in a sustainable way.

Connect with Pamela:
Website
www.interoceptiveperformance.com
Social Media
www.instagram.com/interoceptiveperformance
www.facebook.com/interoceptiveperformance
www.youtube.com/interoceptiveperformance
https://www.linkedin.com/in/interoceptiveperformance/

Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.
www.renawren.com

The Yoga Pro Podcast Pamela Crane-Certified Yoga Therapist, MS Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

If you are a yoga professional looking for yoga information and help with skills to run your business.  This is your podcast!

The Yoga Pro Podcast is a hub of information from authorities in the yoga and movement worlds as well as entrepreneurial experts to share all things “yoga biz”.  We hear from leading yoga therapists, yoga teachers, movement practitioners, successful entrepreneurs and more.  

Pamela Crane (MS-Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, E-RYT, RYT-500, YACEP) is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Actor and Dancer, and former Broadcast Journalist; and she loves having meaningful conversations around yoga practices, impacts on society, and entrepreneurship skills.  In her business, Interoceptive Performance, her passion includes helping yoga professionals learn evidence-based and scientifically supported research to augment their yoga training.

Every Wednesday we will delve into the topics you want to know about and share tons of usable knowledge to up-level your business.  We love diving into the science behind how yoga works and the practical skills you need to share these practices in a sustainable way.

Connect with Pamela:
Website
www.interoceptiveperformance.com
Social Media
www.instagram.com/interoceptiveperformance
www.facebook.com/interoceptiveperformance
www.youtube.com/interoceptiveperformance
https://www.linkedin.com/in/interoceptiveperformance/

Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.
www.renawren.com

    How to Plan Your Yoga Retreat with Sejal Shah

    How to Plan Your Yoga Retreat with Sejal Shah

    Are you interested in planning a yoga retreat?
     
    Many of us have dreams of gathering together with our students and clients in some amazing location, but it takes logistics and planning to make what looks effortless come together. 
     
    Sejal Shah joins us on this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast to share the ins and outs of planning a yoga retreat.
     
    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or find it at www.theyogapropodcast.com
     
    Sejal is a C-IAYT and E-RYT 500, and is a teacher trainer with the Sri Sri School of Yoga.  She also facilitates the Happiness Program at the Art of Living Yoga Retreat Center
     
    She is a writer who has written for various print and digital media and she wrote a 31-page ebook- Sun Salutation: Your Full Guide to Master the Age-old Yoga Sequence. She also compiled and published a quote book: Spirit of Yoga
     
    Topics:
    -Sejal’s first yoga experience
    -Her inspiration to leave her homeopathic practice and move to teaching yoga
    -Planning her first yoga retreat
    -The balance between the root of yoga as Seva and having yoga as a business
    -Keeping the mindset of giving when selling your retreat
    -Beginning steps for planning your retreat
    -How to choose the right venue
    -Making a budget for your retreat
    -Why you should have a clear refund policy
    -Planning for the unexpected
    -Waivers and liability forms
    -Accommodating people with food allergies or preferences
    -How marketing a yoga retreat is different than yoga classes
    -The best length of time for your retreat
    -Making sure you have the right insurance policy
    -Tips for designing the best retreat schedule
    -Taking care of your self care during the retreat
    -Why you might want to collaborate with someone else to share responsibilities
     
     
    Please fill out our survey and receive a FREE I’m a Yoga Pro sticker! https://lynxshort.com/podcastsurvey
     
    Would you or someone you know make a great guest?  
    Apply with this podcast guest form and waiver
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    Connect with Sejal:
    www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org
    https://linktr.ee/SejalShah108
    https://www.instagram.com/sejalshah108/
    https://www.instagram.com/artofliving/
     
    Connect with Pamela:
    www.theyogapropodcast.com
    www.instagram.com/gratefullypamela
     
    Email: info@interoceptiveperformance.com
     
    Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.  
    www.renawren.com
     
    Tags:  #yogaretreat #yogaretreatplanning #yogaretreats 

    • 40 min
    Content Strategy for Your Yoga Business with Paula Reeves

    Content Strategy for Your Yoga Business with Paula Reeves

    As a yoga business person, you may not be thinking of content strategy, or even know what that is!
     
    In this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Paula Reeves joins us to pull back the curtain on content strategy and spill all the tea about why you need to focus on it, how to produce your content organically and truthfully, and why you need to do the deep inner work before you start putting out the content.
     
    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or find it at www.theyogapropodcast.com
     
    Paula is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) with a master of science degree in yoga therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health and a master of arts degree in communication and adult education from Regis University. Her combined professional experience as a yoga therapist and UX content strategist spans decades and she has worked in higher education, non-profit, government contracting, and the travel industry.
    Topics:
    -Paula’s aha moment about how to market herself as a yoga therapist and content strategist
    -Redesigning and reinventing yourself
    -The importance of defining your content
    -Paula’s unusual yoga journey
    -How she transitioned into teaching yoga and becoming a yoga therapist
    -Paula defines content strategy and why it is ever changing
    -How to make the evolution of your content natural and organic
    -Why you need to know who you are before you start building strategy
    -The danger in comparing your business to competitors and colleagues
    -Why transformational leadership matters when trying to make change in ourselves and the world
    -Unpacking the word strategy and how it can be yogic
    -What a content strategy session looks like with Paula
    -Embracing your multitude of talents
    -Root chakra work for building trust in yourself
    -Biggest mistakes people are making with their marketing and content strategy
    -Why simplicity and heart centered offerings create success
    -Releasing expectation that you have to do all the things
    -Why you need to love what you do
    -Offering content that is solution based
    -How to show up on google
    -Why being vulnerable is attractive
    -Getting away from social media and into your community
     
    Please fill out our survey and receive a FREE I’m a Yoga Pro sticker! https://lynxshort.com/podcastsurvey
     
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    Connect with Paula:
    https://lovetravels.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/yogatherapy_with_paula/
     
    Connect with Pamela:
    www.theyogapropodcast.com
    www.instagram.com/gratefullypamela
     
    Email: info@interoceptiveperformance.com
     
    Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.  
    www.renawrenmusic.com

    • 58 min
    How to Start a Yoga Non-Profit with Mona Flynn

    How to Start a Yoga Non-Profit with Mona Flynn

    Have you been dreaming of starting a non profit yoga business but aren’t sure where to start?
     
    In this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Mona Flynn joins us to share important information on how to start a non profit (and some amazing tips), and candid stories from her experience with her own non profit organization.  
     
    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or find it at www.theyogapropodcast.com
     
    Mona Flynn, MS, C-IAYT, ERYT500, YACEP, TRE Advanced Provider, is the owner of Life Fit, Inc., a business dedicated to improving lifelong well-being, while building community.  Mona is founder and BOD Chair of The Yoga Connection, a 501c3 supporting immigrant and refugee women through yoga therapy group classes.
     
    Topics:
    -Mona’s first yoga experience
    -What inspired her to start a non profit for refugees
    -How she started organizing the non profit
    -Mona discusses winning IAYT’s Seva award and what that did for the mission
    -How she secured free mentorship and business advice and what she learned from them about starting a non profit
    -Moving your non profit into a place where you can provide payment for staff members
    -Managing volunteers
    -Why you need to create a training that counts for continuing education
    -Why she added TRE to her tool box and the organization’s training
    -Giving up control of your non profit
    -Benefits of turning your offerings into a non profit
    -Challenges that Mona faces with running a non profit
    -Mona shares a beautiful story of the impact her non profit made on one of their participants
    -The struggle of getting people to participate in non profit and for profit yoga spaces
    -The biggest mistake people make when starting a non profit
    -How her non profit is empowering participants and inspiring them
    -Mona gives a brief description of what TRE is
     
    Please fill out our survey and receive a FREE I’m a Yoga Pro sticker! https://lynxshort.com/podcastsurvey
     
    Would you or someone you know make a great guest?  
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    Connect with Mona:
    https://www.facebook.com/LifeFitInc IG 
    https://www.facebook.com/theyogaconnectiongreensboro  
    https://www.instagram.com/lifefityoga/
    https://www.instagram.com/the.yoga.connection/
     
    International Association of Yoga Therapists
    www.iayt.org
    TRE website
    www.traumaprevention.com
     
    Connect with Pamela:
    www.theyogapropodcast.com
    www.instagram.com/gratefullypamela
    Email: info@interoceptiveperformance.com
     
    Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.  
    www.renawren.com

    • 44 min
    Can We Be Funny and Professional in Yoga? with Colin Hall

    Can We Be Funny and Professional in Yoga? with Colin Hall

    Humor is used in advertising successfully to get people’s attention, but in yoga we sometimes feel the need to keep it serious. But at what cost?  
     
    If you are a humorous person in real life but feel like you can’t bring that into your yoga class are you really being authentic?
     
    Colin Hall joins us on this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast to help us find the balance between the seriousness and respect for the practice of yoga and our natural desire to laugh and bring joy.
     
    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or find it at www.theyogapropodcast.com
     
    Colin describes himself as a punk who ended up teaching yoga somehow. He teaches at Kinesiology and Sociology at the University of Regina and he owns Bodhi Tree Yoga in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada
     
    Topics:
    -Colin’s unusual path to yoga
    -What an hour in a yoga class with Colin is like
    -Colin talks about recycling jokes in yoga class
    -Why humor keeps people in the present moment
    -Why the pandemic is hard on yoga teachers with a sense of humor
    -How  trying to be serious if you are a humorous person isn’t yogic
    -Getting past the idea that you have to be serious to be knowledgable
    -Colin discusses how he doesn’t take himself seriously even though he takes yoga seriously
    -Navigating yoga teaching without fear of being criticized for appropriating
    -How to handle criticism from people online
    -Using funny memes to spark conversation
    -Why a difference of opinion doesn’t necessarily mean an attack on you personally
    -What can happen if you stop editing out the funny things that come to mind while you are teaching
    -How to speak in your yoga classes like you do in real life and why you should do that
    -Colin discusses use of language in yoga classes and whether or not Sanskrit is important
    -Why people learn more effectively when you use humor for teaching
     
     
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    Connect with Colin:
    https://www.bodhitreeyoga.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/colinyogin/
     
    Connect with Pamela:
    www.theyogapropodcast.com
    www.instagram.com/gratefullypamela
    Email: info@interoceptiveperformance.com
     
    Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.  
    www.renawren.com

    • 41 min
    Trauma Sensitive Yoga for South Africa and Beyond with Candice Clark

    Trauma Sensitive Yoga for South Africa and Beyond with Candice Clark

    Providing trauma informed and trauma sensitive yoga is important everywhere but some areas of the world are particularly affected by complex PTSD, and are important places for these offerings.
     
    In this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Candice Clark talks about sensitive yoga for South Africa and research based protocols.  She shares why we never really get over our traumas, ways to manage them through yoga, and why yoga can be more effective than traditional treatments for PTSD.
     
    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or find it at www.theyogapropodcast.com
     
    Candice Clark is a licensed counsellor and yoga therapist that specializes in trauma and mental health. She has worked with numerous individuals and on group therapy programs in South Africa and internationally, supporting the recovery from psychological trauma. She is currently completing her Masters thesis on trauma-sensitive yoga in the South African context. She trains psychologists, counsellors, healthcare practitioners and yoga teachers on this methodology.
     
     
    Topics:
    -Candice shares her yoga journey
    -Why we never really get over our traumas and how to manage that
    -Why staying in the present moment is crucial
    -Using the five senses exercise as a way to manage trauma
    -The difference between resolved and unresolved trauma
    -Candice’s explanation of the difference between trauma informed and trauma sensitive
    -What research is showing about trauma sensitive yoga and why it helps
    -Why trauma survivors have trouble completing traditional treatment and why some have more success with yoga
    -Unique challenges that trauma survivors in South Africa face
    -The difference between complex PTSD and PTSD
    -How trauma sensitive yoga is filling the gap in mental health care in South Africa
    -Barriers for reaching more biopic teachers
    -Respecting the communities by knowing where you do and don’t fit in
    -Why trauma sensitive yoga isn’t a one-size-fits-all for every country or community
    -Treating traumatized individuals in situations where the trauma is ongoing
     
    Please fill out our survey and receive a FREE I’m a Yoga Pro sticker! https://lynxshort.com/podcastsurvey
     
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    Connect with Candice:
    www.instagram.com/returntopresence
    www.instagram.com/candsclarkvz
    www.candiceclark.co.za
     
     
     
    Connect with Pamela:
    www.theyogapropodcast.com
    www.instagram.com/gratefullypamela
    Email: info@interoceptiveperformance.com
     
    Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.  
    www.renawren.com

    • 37 min
    Gratitude and Rebranding with Pamela Crane

    Gratitude and Rebranding with Pamela Crane

    Rebranding yourself and your business can be a scary process.  In this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Pamela goes solo to with a pep talk about her journey of rebranding, how getting in touch with your core values is important when branding yourself, and so much more.
     
    Check out this episode if you are struggling with how to get to the heart of yourself and your biz and show up as your truest self.
     
    Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or find it at www.theyogapropodcast.com
     
    Pamela Crane, MS Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is a certified yoga therapist who helps heart-centered entrepreneurs overcome fears and imposter syndrome to create online content; and provides evidence-based continuing education and mentoring for yoga professionals. She has presented stress management seminars at the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Education, and the USPS headquarters to name a few; and has presented nationally and internationally at symposiums and conferences for yoga and integrative medicine. She has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Meniere’s Disease, and ADHD, and manages her challenges with yoga, stress management techniques, and lifestyle adjustments.  She is the host of The Yoga Pro podcast where she interviews experts in the field of yoga and integrative health.
     
    Topics:
    -Why Pamela changed her brand from Interoceptive Performance to Gratefully Pamela
    -How she worked through the process with interoception and intuition
    -What her gratitude practice looks like
    -Why knowing her core values was important in figuring out what resonated
    -How knowing who you are and who you serve can make your rebrand easier
    -Understanding that getting comfortable with the fact that everyone won’t resonate with you is important
    -Why you need your own yoga therapist to work with
     
     
    Please fill out our survey and receive a FREE I’m a Yoga Pro sticker! https://lynxshort.com/podcastsurvey
     
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    Connect with Pamela:
    www.theyogapropodcast.com
    www.instagram.com/gratefullypamela
     
    Email: info@interoceptiveperformance.com
     
    Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.  
    www.renawren.com

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

16yo half Japanese son ,

SYTAR recap episode

Thank you, Pamela. It was great to have you in the space of Trauma conversations. Looking forward to listening Maryam’s episode. One of the highlights at SYTAR for me was meeting you in person finally as your podcast fan!!😊

Kristen Ko ,

Honest, intelligent conversation

Fabulous topics, guests and conversations that get me thinking.
Pamela is a excellent host and keeps the podcast interesting and approachable for listeners.

Monicalebaron.com ,

Great conversations!

Is always nice to hear a real and wise conversations in one place.

Thank you, Pamela for creating that space for us.

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