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Author: Taylor Wray

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Yoga teacher...you are needed now more than ever, and YOU have a unique voice, offering and message that needs to be shared with the world. This podcast is designed to help you thrive doing what you love most - teaching yoga. In each episode we’ll dive into honest conversations on the business of yoga, challenges we face in this industry, technical teaching skills and tips, self-care, inclusivity and diversity, confidence building and SO much more!
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Self-Love is the absolute most important thing we can gift ourselves...especially as yoga teachers, space holders and facilitators. We need to fill our own cup up before going out to serve and share our gifts with the world.This week I’ve been focusing extra on self-love and I invite you to do the same! Take 15 minutes out of your day to pause, connect with and embrace all aspects of yourself.This guided meditation invites you deeper into yourself and connect with what you truly love about yourself.Keep in touch with me! Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India, wisdom of life and the sister science of Yoga. Justine and I have such an amazing conversation about implementing Ayurvedic tools, tips and practices to invite balance into our busy yoga teacher lives.In this episode:What Ayurveda is How to incorporate Ayurveda into your teaching, classes and daily lifestyleSeasonal tips to invite balance into the body/mindTips for the overwhelmed yoga teacherAnd more!Justine is an Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher and Lifestyle Educator who is known for her creative sequencing and inclusive teaching style. She works with overwhelmed yoga teachers to help them create sustainable routines and seasonal offerings through Ayurveda and Yoga. Connect with Justine on IG @ayurvedagirl_ and www.rhythmofsimplicity.comKeep in touch with me! Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Make Space for Fear

Make Space for Fear

2020-11-1121:58

Fear is part of life and something that we all experience...and most yoga teachers experience at some point (and more often than not) in their teaching career.Fear stops so many people from truly going after what they want in life and feeling it can be extremely paralyzing. Fear of making decisions, fear of not being good enough, fear of failing, fear of rejection, fear of intimacy, fear of being seen...and the list goes on!In this episode:How fear shows up and how it stops us from going for what we wantCommon fears we all experience that keep us safeHow to continue to peel back the layers to understand what’s underneath your fearTips on how to befriend your fear and make space for itKeep in touch with me! Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Listen in to one of my favorite conversations for yoga teachers with special guest Mado Hesselink!  In this episode we covered: What imposter syndrome is, how it shows up for yoga teachers and how it can keep you from stepping fully into your purpose, dharma and role as a yoga teacherThe importance of prioritizing and developing your personal yoga practice and how your practice is really all about befriending yourself and understanding your nervous system.And so much more! Learn more about Mado and the amazing work she does! Connect with her on:IG - @yoga.teacher.resourceWebsite - teachingyoga.netKeep in touch with me! Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Yoga studios, gyms and resorts will (most likely) require that you audition for the teaching position.Auditioning for a teaching position is completely different from a job interview and varies across the board on what kind of audition you'll be asked to do.In this episode:What they are looking for within your sample class (voice, cues, pace, energy, sequencing, music, hands on assists, etc)Tips to stand out, shine and nail your audition!And the various types of auditions. Auditions can range from a 5-10 minute demo, group auditions, teaching the hiring manager or owner a private session, teaching a pretend full length class or a group of people or sending in a video of yourself teaching. Keep in touch with me! Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Take 15 minutes out of your busy day to pause, connect and ground with this guided meditation - Ground into Now!This week I've been focusing extra on self-care and I hope you are too!It's so important to be able to truly ground yourself, especially as a yoga teacher, space holder and facilitator.This guided meditation invites you deeper into yourself, the present moment, to notice all sensation, emotions and feelings without attachment or judgement.I hope you enjoy and leave feeling more grounded and connected. Connect with me!Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Jenna is an Advanced Breath of Love Teacher and Facilitator, intuitive spiritual guide, yoga teacher, sound healer, and entrepreneur. She shared SO much knowledge and wisdom with us in this episode!In this episode we covered:Self-doubt and where it comes fromLimiting beliefsTraumaBreathworkSomatic ExperiencingLiving outside the ‘box’Following and listening to your desires...AND taking actionAnd sooo much more!Learn more about Jenna and connect with her on social media!FB - Jenna HedstromIG - @jennapaigehealing Website - http://www.jennapaigehealing.com/Join the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down - https://taylorwrayyoga.podia.com/grow-your-yoga-biz-by-niching-downStay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
As yoga teachers….we all know about the importance of Non-Attachment (Aparigraha) the last Yama of the 8 Limbs. We most likely talk about it with our yoga students, theme a class around it and do our best to practice it ourselves.BUT….How about practicing non-attachment when it comes to receiving feedback (positive or negative) from your students? Do you crave positive reinforcement after class because it makes you feel good enough? Or if you receive negative/constructive feedback does it spiral you into believing you aren’t good enough?ORDo you think a ‘full’ yoga class means your a good teacher? And an empty class means you aren’t?It is SO easy to become attached to all of the above as a yoga teacher. In this episode I chat about:Practicing non-attachment as a yoga teacherFinding your own sense of self-worth and center beyond the feedback (positive or negative) from your students and the numbers in your classesJoin the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down - https://taylorwrayyoga.podia.com/grow-your-yoga-biz-by-niching-downStay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
15 Tips to Gain Confidence as a New Yoga Teacher - Part 2The MOST common thing I see, hear and chat about with yoga teachers and especially brand new yoga teachers is all about......Not feeling confident.Building confidence as a yoga teacher takes time, being patient and lots of practice!In this episode I cover:The remaining 9 tips (out of 15) to help you bust through mental blocks and step confidently into yourself as a yoga teacherBe sure to listen to the previous episode for part 1!Join the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down - https://taylorwrayyoga.podia.com/grow-your-yoga-biz-by-niching-downStay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Part 1 - The MOST common thing I see, hear and chat about with yoga teachers and especially brand new yoga teachers is all about......Not feeling confident.Building confidence as a yoga teacher takes time, being patient and lots of practice!In this episode I cover:The first 6 tips (out of 15) to help you bust through mental blocks and step confidently into yourself as a yoga teacherBe sure to listen to the next episode for part 2! Join the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down - https://taylorwrayyoga.podia.com/grow-your-yoga-biz-by-niching-downStay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Community is such an important part of being a yoga teacher. We thrive off community and connection. Listen into this conversation I had with Christy, who is the founder of Grip The Mat - a non-profit that hosts yoga events and is known as a community builder. In this episode we discuss:What it looks likes leading yoga events and building communityPivoting into teaching online through the pandemicTrusting the process of growth, starting where you are and more! Join the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down - https://taylorwrayyoga.podia.com/grow-your-yoga-biz-by-niching-downStay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyogaConnect with Christy and follow her work on IG - @christyskarulis and @gripthemat
Self-care is such an important part of teaching yoga. We have to learn to find a balance between how much we give and how much we take time to nurture ourselves, so we can show up and serve our communities. Yoga teacher burnout is something to be aware of and can happen before you know it.In this episode I cover:Self-care as a yoga teacherWays to protect your energetic bubbleSigns of yoga teacher burnoutHow to prevent and recover from burnoutJoin the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down - https://taylorwrayyoga.podia.com/grow-your-yoga-biz-by-niching-downStay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
This conversation is all about Cultivating an Abundance Mindset!In last week’s episode I covered the different limiting beliefs floating around the yoga community like, ‘yoga teachers don’t make money’, or ‘you shouldn't charge for your yoga services’, or ‘yoga should be free’. Along with how an abundance and scarcity mindset show up for us.If you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, definitely go back an episode and check it out!In this episode I cover:10 steps to take to shift into an abundance money mindsetBelieving you are capable and worthy of abundanceJoin the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down!Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
There’s a limiting belief floating around the yoga community that ‘yoga teachers don’t make money’, or ‘you shouldn't charge for your yoga services’, or ‘yoga should be free’ As a yoga teacher...YOU offer such a valuable gift to the world. Your service and offering is worth everything. A major block that gets in the way of cultivating abundance are your beliefs about money, whether it’s conscious or unconscious. In this episode I cover:How an abundance money mindset shows upHow a scarcity money mindset shows upCommon scarcity beliefs yoga teachers haveCommon money blocksEnjoy the next episode for part 2 of Abundance and Money Mindset for Yoga Teachers!Join the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down!Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
What an amazing conversation I had with Jax Burbage! I met Jax while in San Diego and was a student in her Slow Flow yoga class and instantly fell in love with her! Her teaching style is so beautifully unique, poetic and authentic to her own voice and messaging, she creates such a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for students and you can’t help but notice and feel how she embodies the yoga lifestyle.In this episode we discuss:Jax’s personal story with battling depression and how she uses her past to fuel her work today Embodiment and Yoga TherapyTeaching yoga authentically and staying true to yourself and messageTrauma-informed yoga, inclusivity and more!Register for the online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://taylorwray.love/trauma-informed-yoga-teacher-training/Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyogaConnect with Jax on IG @jacqueline_burb and @theinbodyjourney
Yoga and Mindfulness for Addiction Recovery with Donny StarkinsAddiction is everywhere. We all know someone who has faced or is facing addiction whether we know it or not. Unfortunately, the addiction epidemic has only skyrocketed since Coronavirus hit.As yoga teachers we have one of the greatest practices and tools to share with the world and with those who are either stuck in the cycle of addiction or are in recovery.Donny and I are both living a sober life and have created a life beyond our wildest dreams. We understand how challenging, emotional, intense and powerful it is to shift from addiction into sobriety. I am thrilled to have him on the YTC Podcast to share more about:In this episode we discuss:Donny’s story with addiction and recoveryThe power of yoga and mindfulness for recoveryLiving a life beyond your wildest dreamsTransitioning your in person yoga business into the online spaceAnd more!Register for the online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://taylorwray.love/trauma-informed-yoga-teacher-training/Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyogaDonny Starkins helps people who are stuck in the addiction cycle get sober and stay sober through yoga, mindfulness and his coaching program, The Shift to Sobriety. Learn more about Donny and all of the powerful work he does in the world here - https://donnystarkins.com/the-shift-to-sobriety/
Having a clear niche can be the key to help you grow and expand your biz, attract the right clients and create a sustainable income for yourself.It can be so challenging to define your niche as a yoga teacher.You might only be used to teaching public group classes in studios....which doesn’t really need a niche.But if you’re trying to grow a brand and business...like building a private client biz, growing an online yoga biz, teaching events, workshops, trainings and retreats...you need a niche! In this episode I cover:What a niche is and how having a clear niche helps YOU live in your purposeWhy it’s important to have a niche as a yoga teacher and yogipreneur How having a clear niche can help your business grow….fast! Join the online course Grow Your Yoga Business by Niching Down!Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
I believe every yoga teacher should have an understanding of trauma and how it impacts the mind and body. Every single person has experienced some form of trauma in their life...which means your students show up to yoga (knowingly or unknowingly) with trauma, PTSD or stress. Understanding how to teach yoga with a trauma-informed lens can only help you to better serve your students, clients and community.In this episode I cover: How trauma-informed yoga helps those healing from trauma Why it’s important for all yoga teachers to understand trauma Ways to create a safer space for everyBODYYOU are needed now more than ever. The world is experiencing a collective trauma and this couldn’t be a better time for you to learn about how trauma-informed yoga can help your community.Register for the online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://taylorwray.love/trauma-informed-yoga-teacher-training/Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
Whether you realize it or not, you know someone who has been affected by brain injury. Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness is such a powerful practice to help aid the recovery and healing process from a Traumatic Brain Injury. Most yoga teachers ask about injuries in the beginning of a class or private session, but do you understand the intricacies of a TBI? It’s important as a yoga teacher to understand how yoga/mindfulness work with the brain and nervous system….so you can show up for your students and clients in a more mindful way.In this episode:Mallory shares her personal story as a yoga teacher healing from her own traumatic brain injuryWhat it’s like living with a TBI and chronic pain and how it affects mental healthWhat a yoga and mindfulness practice looks likes for those with a TBIAnd more!Connect with Mallory - IG @drfoxyfit and https://www.befoxyfit.com/ Register for the online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training https://taylorwray.love/trauma-informed-yoga-teacher-training/Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!Find me on Instagram @taylor_wrayyoga
How many exciting ideas do you have for yourself, your yoga business, and ways you want to share/teach yoga in your community?! But you have the voice in your head that says if you can’t do it right, you probably shouldn’t even try.Perfectionism and waiting to be ready is paralyzing! It holds you back from taking action in creating your vision and ideal life.In this episode I talk about:The beauty in starting messy and making mistakesHow failure is fakeHow to get out of your own way to create your project and serve your community!Stay in touch and join the free Yoga Teacher Circle facebook group and community! Most YTC episodes are recorded live in the Yoga Teacher Circle FB group where YOU can join the trainings/conversations in real time and ask questions!I'd also love to connect with you on Instagram @taylor_wrayyogaInterested in one on one coaching to help YOU elevate your offerings, impact and income?! Join me here https://taylorwray.love/yoga-teacher-coaching
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