Day 1 — Jennilee Toner

Today I am speaking to international yoga teacher and author Jennilee Toner! Jennilee talks to us about functional anatomy, the skills of teaching a multi level class and discusses whether there is such a thing as the perfect chaturanga!!

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Day 1

Jennilee Toner

Today I am speaking to international yoga teacher and author Jennilee Toner! Jennilee talks to us about functional anatomy, the skills of teaching a multi level class and discusses whether there is such a thing as the perfect chaturanga!!

Day 2

Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco

I absolutely loved every second of this conversation, they are such an interesting team who are so willing to share their knowledge and decades of experience with us.

Ana and Jose speak to us about Healing through yoga and sound, veganism, the importance of the breath as well as how Ana took the traditional yoga practice and created a very relevant practice for the modern yogi.

Day 3

Bernie Clark

Today Bernie Clark, founder of www.yinyoga.com is back with us discussing aesthetics versus function in the yoga practice.

He explains that although alignment is important, there is no universal alignment that will work for every body.

Bernie speaks about the importance of setting an intention for your practice and then paying attention throughout the practice.

Day 4

Annie Carpenter

Today I am speaking to Annie Carpenter. Annie is the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, and is known as a “Teacher of Teachers”

Annie is a fountain of knowledge! She speaks to us about how to hand the asana practice back to your students. How to get them into their body, to create a practice of inquiry and to help students figure out what feels right for them on any given day.

Day 5

Brooke Boon

Today I am speaking to Brooke Boon, founder of Holy Yoga.

Brooke is an amazing yogini and a mind full of information. We had the most wonderful conversation about how she built a strong and thriving community. She shares a very clever technique to advance your verbal cueing skills.

Day 6

Paul Grilley

Today I am speaking to Paul Grilley. Paul has been teaching functional yoga for decades and has so much information to share with us about how individual each student is. Paul discussed the idea of letting go of naming the pose and explains a different way to guide students through the practice.

Day 7

Anat Geiger

Today I am speaking to Anat Geiger.

Anat is passionate about teaching functional yoga and how we can work with all of the students that come into class. Anat is so inspiring and shares so much helpful information around teaching functional vinyasa with us today.

Day 8

Tiffany Cruikshank

Today I am speaking to Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine and Author of Meditate your weight

We had an awesome conversation about the benefits of the practice, how amazing the body is and how there is so much more going on than the physical that we can see.

Day 9

Daniel Clement

Today I am speaking to Daniel Clement and what an awesome conversation this was!!!

Daniel shares his knowledge so openly, speaking about clear language and cueing, using props to provide a whole different experience within a yoga pose. He explains the benefits of observation and what you can learn from watching people in their practice.

Day 10

Abbie Galvin

Today my guest speaker is Abbie Galvin, owner of The Studio

Abbie speaks about how to move away from linear teaching and start teaching in a dimensional way. She speaks about using assisting to allow the student let go of any investment and habit in a pose and gain a whole new experience!

Day 11

Rachel Scott

Today I am speaking to Rachel Scott.

Rachel has an amazing energy, she explain to us techniques that she uses to encourage self exploration in her students. We discuss hands on assisting, how to teach vinyasa flow yoga skillfully and best practice as a teacher.

The “Magical Unicorn” made me laugh out loud 🙂

Day 12

Vidya Heisel

Today I am speaking to my teacher and good friend Vidya Heisel, founder of Frog Lotus yoga International and Suryalila Retreat Centre.

Over her 44 years of yoga practice Vidya’s mindset and style has changed. She speaks about how her practice influences her teaching. We discuss how injury in her own body has given her a deeper awareness. She gives us great advice around teaching an inclusive class that offers kindness and compassionate in every posture.

Day 13

Beth Spindler

Today my guest is yoga teacher and Author, Beth Spindler.

Beth discusses how her teaching style has changed over the years and how her focus now is teaching people rather than poses. She explains the importance of connecting with what our body is telling us in an age where we are numbing ourselves physically and mentally.

Day 14

Adrian Molina

Today I am speaking to Adrian Molina, co-creator of Warrior Flow!

Adrian speaks to us about how his own journey through depression and how this lead to a passion to share the benefits of therapeutic yoga for mental health. Adrian works with doctors, nurses, surgeons, medical students as well as at shelters, with homeless people. There is so much learning in this interview!!

Day 15

Natasha Rizopoulos

Today I am speaking with yoga teacher and trainer Natasha Rizopoulos.

Natasha speaks to us about how her background in Ashtanga and Iyengar has influenced her to create Align Your Flow. She explains that the classical form of yoga is a great starting point for a pose but that a good portion of your students will need to find a modification in order to benefit from the pose.

My Favourite quote from the interview today “I’m here to give you as much information as I can but ultimately you are your own best teacher”

Day 16

David Robson

Today I am speaking to the director of Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, David Robson.

David speaks to us about the traditional practice of Ashtanga yoga.

He explains the difference between working one to one with students versus teaching a led or guided class. We talk about ashtangas reputation as a strict traditional practice and he talks about the conditions a student must meet to move onto the next pose.  

Day 17

Alexandria Crow

Today our guest is Alexandria Crow and what a fantastic conversation this is!

Alex speaks to me about the big question of hypermobility and the results of encouraging it or not! This is Alex’s largest area of study and inquiry and is very excited to share it with us.

We also discuss how her teaching has changed over the years and techniques to keep her students safe.

There are so many take homes from this interview, you will definitely want to take notes!!  

Day 18

Yogi Ram Jain

Today I am speaking to Yogi Ram Jain, Director of the Arhanta Yoga Ashrams.

Yogi Ram tells us about the difference between a Traditional Indian practice and the western approach to yoga. He talks about what a teacher is, how they work with their students and when to assist a student.

Day 19

Josh Summers

Today I am speaking to Josh Summers, founded the Summers School of Yin Yoga

This is a unique conversation where Josh discusses what he calls a Yin Meditation.

He explains how we can take a functional approach to the asana practice and then apply the same concept to the meditation practice.

Day 20

Stephanie Snyder

Today I am speaking to Stephanie Snyder, founder of Love Story Yoga in San Francisco.

Stephanie tells us how to weave philosophy into vinyasa classes! She talks to us about how to take students deeper into the practice and gives us ways to have students hold themselves accountable for their practice. Stephanie gives some great advice around class sequencing and explains how she uses anatomy to support her teaching.  

Day 21

Amy Ippoliti

Today I am speaking to Amy Ippoliti co-founder of 90monkeys.

Amy Speaks about the importance of longevity in the yoga practice and how we can ensure a lifelong practice. She explains that building community is essential to your yoga business and gives us tips on how to go about it.

Amy also talks to us about the benefits of getting of the mat when you are teaching a class.

Day 22

Rachel Land

Rachel is a yoga teacher trainer with Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine and travels all over the world working with yoga teachers

We have a fascinating conversation about Fascia and how we can introduce myofascial work as yoga teachers, we discuss life patterns in our students and how that shows up on the yoga mat and we discuss ways to use props to deepen and vary the yoga practice. 

Day 23

Carl Faure

Today I am speaking to my good friend Carl Faure owner of Stretch London.

Carl speaks about freedom and union in the yoga practice. He speaks about our coping strategies and how to support your students as a teacher. Carl explains about how he softened his approach to teaching and the benefits of that.