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Listen in to this powerful chat with Deb Flashenberg all about Prenatal Yoga! Deb is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. Along with being a prenatal yoga teacher, she is also a labor support doula, Lamaze childbirth educator, mother of two and self proclaimed "birth and anatomy geek", and founder and host of Yoga | Birth | Babies Podcast.In this episode:- How yoga supports someone during pregnancy and how to adapt the practice to fit the pregnant body- How certain yoga poses can leave someone in more pain or cause imbalance during pregnancy- The benefits of Prenatal and Postnatal yoga - And so much more! Learn more about Deb- http://www.prenatalyogacenter.com and follow her on IG @prenatalyogacenter Yoga teacher….YOU are needed now more than ever. Let’s all inspire each other to shine brighter instead of dim your light.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 that yoga is for everyBODY and is a practice and lifestyle that should be accessible to anyone interested in learning it. My vision is for everyone to feel safe, seen and accepted in class just the way they are.It is our responsibility as teachers to set the tone and actively create an inclusive environment and yoga community. Learning how to work with students in a way that doesn’t inadvertently offend, demoralize, dismiss or exclude is just as essential to teaching yoga as learning anatomy or sequencing.In this episode:Tips to be mindful of in creating an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for your yoga students!Yoga teacher….YOU are needed now more than ever. Let’s all inspire each other to shine brighter instead of dim your light.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 does doing “your best” look like?I know at times I can be hard on myself...comparing myself to yesterday or last year...some days I feel like I’m not doing “enough”. When in reality, I am doing my best and every day my ‘best’ looks different.Your best is not going to look the same as anyone else, or how you were yesterday or ten years ago.In this episode I chat about:- How doing your best changes day to day- Releasing comparison to others and yourselfYoga teacher….YOU are needed now more than ever. Let’s all inspire each other to shine brighter instead of dim your light.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
This weeks episode is a Guided Body Scan Meditation!In this meditation I’ll guide you to different points in your body to notice and observe what is present physically, mentally and emotionally. This mindfulness practice invites you to release what no longer serves you...creating space in all layers of yourself.Yoga teacher….YOU 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.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
Bex and I had such a great time as we dive into such a powerful conversation based on the work she does in the world teaching yoga and helping people prioritize self-love, connect to their inner peace and heal from trauma.Bex does a variety of things as a yoga teacher through leading yoga teacher trainings, retreats, virtual yoga classes, workshops and public yoga classes.In this episode:Self love, taking your power back and showing up fully as your true selfTeaching yoga onlineHow Bex got started teaching in 200 hour YTT’sHer personal story and so much more!Learn more about Bex on IG @Bex.livinglife and at http://bexrichards.com"Bex began her yoga journey in 2009. In 2011 she completed her 200HR yoga teacher training at Moksha Yoga, Chicago. After teaching yoga for just over three years in Illinois she made her journey to AZ. Currently, Bex is enrolled in a 500hr program for Yoga Therapy. She also spends her days promoting self love and teaching others how to find inner peace and healing. When not teaching yoga and self love, you can catch Bex hiking mountains, eating at local restaurants and enjoying coffee shops around Phoenix. Her passion is helping others and she is determined to show people how to live their best and most authentic life through yoga, meditation and self love!"Yoga teacher….YOU are needed now more than ever!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 does it really means to ‘take up space’??Taking up space means recognizing you have the right to be heard, use your voice, show up fully, have opinions, speak your truth, live your truth, expressing yourself and your needs without ever allowing anyone else take this away from you.At times in my life I’ve noticed that I would dim my light for fear of being too much for others. I kept myself smaller to ‘fit in the box’.And now I’ve made a promise to myself to never lessen who I am, to always show up fully as me, take up all the f*cking space my soul wants to take up and hopefully in return help others do the same. And if it’s too much for ya...then Byeeeeeee Felicia. In this episode:What taking up space looks likeQuestions to reflect on regarding how you are showing up in your lifeWays to begin taking up space today!Let’s all inspire each other to shine brighter instead of dim your light.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
Intentional relaxation and rest is so important for us yoga teachers, facilitators and space holders. We need to fill our own cup up so we can go out to serve our community and yoga students.This week I've been focusing extra on recharging and taking time for myself after finishing up leading a big teacher training, and I know if I need some extra TLC...others probably do too!This guided meditation invites you into conscious rest and relaxation, and will leave you feeling recharged and ready to show up fully and share yourself with the world!Yoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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 was such an amazing conversation with Jill Peterson, Co-Founder of Girls Mentorship! Jill’s mission is to share personal development + life skills to middle and high school aged girls, and helping them build confidence using yoga and mindfulness.In this episode we covered:-Different practices to help teen girls boost confidence, set boundaries, grow communication skills and ultimately learn to connect to their true self-How Yoga and Mindfulness helps to unlock your potential -Jill’s personal story, what led her to this work and so much more!Learn more about Jill on IG @girlsmentorship and www.girlsmentorship.com“Jill Petersen is an experienced coach and former leader at Lululemon for nearly a decade. Her superpower lies within connecting and building trust quickly to overcome self-doubt and help people find their greatness. Jill holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Communication) and (Mass Communication) from Arizona State University, as well as receiving a certificate in Mindfulness Leadership. She is a Yoga Alliance, 200-hour certified yoga and mindfulness teacher. Jill has experienced firsthand the importance of a mind, body and soul approach to both every day wellness and the achievement of accomplishing goals. She believes, “Uncommon results begin with an uncommon mindset.” She gets excited about the opportunity to make an impact with girls and help them pair their feelings work for them, not against them.” Yoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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
Everything is energy...the way we show up for ourselves and others, the beliefs and stories we tell ourselves all create our reality.As I’ve stepped further into my purpose as a yoga teacher, facilitator and space holder, I’ve continuously been faced with my own limiting beliefs and stories that have kept me safe and comfortable. As I learn about my blindspots, shed layers and do my inner work...magical things happen in my life and my business.Part of this has to do with actively and consciously raising my vibration and energetic frequency to expand into my next layer.I fully believe that business IS spiritual. Growing a yoga business and teaching yoga brings up many insecurities, which allows us the opportunity to work through our stories and grow.In this episode:-Different practices to raise your vibration-How to recognize your limiting beliefs and stories, different ways to work through them and expand into your next level youYoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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
It is our responsibility as teachers to create a safe, nurturing environment as we encourage our students to explore, be curious about their body and connect to themselves in a deeper way through yoga, mindfulness and pranayama.Understanding how to observe your students, read the room, the collective group or your private clients energy will help you teach to what is genuinely needed in that moment, and to honor the needs of your students. You have the opportunity of creating a unique experience for your students.Teaching is both an art and a science and learning to customize your teaching is a skill that will serve you well.Building this ‘observation eye’ takes time, practice, trust and understanding what is it to look.In this episode:- What to look for when reading the room and your students-Tips to adapt your teaching in the moment-How understanding trauma helps you read the needs of your studentsYoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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 weeks episode is a New Year Manifestation Meditation to Get clear on what you desire, want to create, call in, manifest and invite into your life in 2021!YOU are the creator of your life and reality...and if you aren’t clear on what you want to create...life will choose for you. In this guided meditation we’ll start with connecting to the body and breath and then shift into visualizing what it is you want to create and manifest this year. Let’s make it a great year!Yoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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
Carah and I had such a powerful conversation based on the work she does in the world helping women heal from trauma, connect to themselves in a deeper way and live a life of freedom!In this episode:-Trauma and how to resolve trauma to find freedom-Somatic, yogic and energetic practices to reconnect with the wisdom of the body-Carah’s personal story transitioning from 15 years as a therapist, to now starting her own coaching practice called Body Wisdom Coaching-And so much more!About Carah “I obtained my Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling and have trained with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and the International Association of Trauma Professionals. As well as trained to become a Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Nidra & Second Degree Reiki Healer. I believe it’s important to integrate body-mind-spirit into my work with you to assist you in finding your way back to your true self and meeting your highest potential, in all areas of your life.” Connect with Carah on IG @Carah.ElizabethYoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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
It’s time to get clear on your vision for the new year and all that you want to create and manifest into your life!This is Part 2 of Closing 2020 - Entering 2021 With a Clear Vision. If you haven’t listened to Part 1 yet, hit pause and go back now! Before you plan your future, set goals, or can live an intentional life, you need to take a look at what you’ve been creating up to this point.In this episode I share:Three areas to dive into for what you want to create and manifest in 2021 - Personal, Career/Work, Financial.I hope you enjoy this episode! Let’s make 2021 the best year yet!Yoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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 a year 2020 has been! Like...WHAT just happened?!It’s the end of the year...which means it’s a great time to pause and reflect on all that has happened this year, all that you’ve accomplished, the challenges you’ve faced and taking the time to acknowledge yourself for all of the ways you have grown.It’s also a beautiful time to get clear on your vision for the new year and all that you want to create and manifest into your life.In this episode I cover:10 questions and journal prompts to reflect on this past yearBe sure to get cozy, ground yourself, grab your journal and pen and I hope you enjoy dropping in!Check out next week’s episode for Part 2 - Intention Setting for an EPIC 2021!Yoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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
Creating safe, supportive and welcoming yoga spaces is one of the most important parts to building a community. As yoga teachers, we have the perfect platform and opportunity to build community where people feel like they belong and a space for them to connect with like minded people.If you genuinely care about your yoga community and create authentic connections with your students and clients...this can really help you grow your yoga brand and business as a teacher.In this episode:Ways to build a safe and welcoming yoga communityHow building community grows your following organicallyHow building your community now can help you in the future when you launch a workshop, event, retreat or training...which helps you grow your business, income and impactYoga teacher….YOU 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 February’s online Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - https://www.taylorwrayyoga.com/trauma-informed-yttStay 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
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

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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
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