This week on the podcast I am joined by Diane Bruni. Diane was the first female ashtanga teacher in Canada, a studio owner, a body worker, and now a teacher of functional movement.
On this episode, Diane shares how she first got into yoga, what the yoga landscape was like 20-30 years ago, owning a yoga studio, what it's been like shifting more towards functional movement, and what she's learned throughout her career.
This week on the podcast I am joined by Trina Altman. Trina received her training through STOTT PILATES® and is an E-RYT 500. She’s the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk about Trina's journey as a yoga and pilates teacher, her approach to movement, anatomy and yoga, how she took her business online, and much more!
This week on the podcast I am joined by the co-founder of Yoga Trade, Erica Hartnick. Erica discovered yoga after spending years as an athlete, and after slowly falling in love with the practice, Erica decided to teach. Soon after she become a yoga teacher, she started pitching companies, and hotels around the world to see if she could do a trade. In return for accommodation, she would teach yoga!
Erica did this for a number of years before the idea for Yoga Trade was a born! Why not create a platform where people can find traveling and teaching opportunities around the world? Fast forward 5 years, and Yoga Trade is the most popular online platform to find traveling yoga teaching opportunities.
On this episode, Erica shares how the idea for Yoga Trade was born and how she actually got it started with her co-founders. She talks about the struggles of creating an online platform and membership site, tips for other people who want to travel and teach or create an online business, as well as what she's learned through the process.
Jason Crandell is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, who teaches workshops and trainings around the world. He is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, and also writes for Yoga Journal, and teaches on Yoga Glo.
In this episode of the podcast, Jason shares his yoga story with myself and listeners. Jason shares how he went from not enjoying his first yoga class to really enjoying the practice, and then becoming a teacher. He shares what it was like to be a yoga teacher 20 years ago, how the yoga world has changed, and how he's navigated the changing yoga landscape. Jason also share tips for new yoga teachers to stand out in a competitive industry, the importance of word-of-mouth and honing your skills, and so much more.
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