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Going Pro Yoga Podcast

Going Pro Yoga Podcast

By Michael Henri, Paul Teodo, Byron de Marsé
For aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity.

Most YTT’s are becoming watered-down and mediocre, and we’ve created this podcast to help supplement Yoga Teachers who graduated from a YTT and don’t feel confident going out into the real world to teach.

Topics include real-talk about yoga in a practical world:
• Sequencing, teaching methodology, and the business of yoga;
• Anatomy, biomechanics, and safe practice;
• Philosophy, ethical and legal considerations;
• And much much more...

Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé
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Episode #70: Pursuing Discipline
Do you struggle to maintain discipline in your yoga practice? Today we are discussing all the aspects of discipline and how it relates to your yoga practice and yoga teaching. We discuss the difference between discipline and integrity. How discipline has both positive and negative connotations. And we talk about the flip side of discipline; compulsiveness, impulsiveness, and going with the flow. We take some time to dissect the mindset of being disciplined all the time, or allowing for some flow and compulsiveness. Most importantly we talk about discipline for yoga teachers. And we bring it back to probably the most common issue around discipline which is diet and food! So, be disciplined and listen to the whole episode ;) (00:00) Nobody wants to tell you why discipline is so important! (01:48) Discipline can be viewed positively or negatively (03:16) The difference between discipline and integrity (04:49) Discipline is a core value of Going Pro (07:09) Does discipline disrupt flow state? (08:04) Attaching meaning to the word discipline (09:35) What’s the consequence of not being disciplined? (10:54) Are you compulsive or impulsive? (13:19) Discipline for a yoga teacher (15:01) Discipline around food and diet is something everyone can relate to (16:33) It’s a fat bastard austin powers kinda thing! (19:02) Be disciplined like a spider spinning it’s web (20:10) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
20:58
January 27, 2022
Episode #69: Mastering Flow State
In today’s episode, we are exploring flow state, what it is, and how to access it… We start by explaining what flow state is. What it feels like, and what helps Michael to achieve flow state. We also discuss how flow state is a bit subjective, it can be different for everyone, and that it’s not just linked to creativity. We of course discuss flow state in yoga, and yoga teaching, and how the breath helps us to find focus. Best of all, Byron shows us a demonstration of flow state with some freestyle rapping! So check out the full episode to catch all the details on flow state, and all of Byron’s brilliant rapping. (00:21) Flow state is like a cold plunge… (02:00) Have you experienced runner’s high? (03:08) What triggers Michael’s flow state? (04:02) What blocks flow state? (05:26) Flow state isn’t just for creatives, accountants can get in flow state too! (07:18) Flow state doesn’t have a concrete definition (08:53) You don’t want to be in flow state for too long… (11:05) Vinyasa uses the breath, and that can help achieve flow state (11:35) Byron’s flow state rap! (12:47) How developed your neural pathways are impacts accessing flow state (13:31) Flow state is different for each individual (15:14) The wrap (RAP) up (15:58) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
17:18
January 20, 2022
Episode #68: Trauma Informed with Russel (Rusty) Price
In this episode, we get some incredibly valuable advice and insights from Rusty Price on trauma in its many forms. We discuss the different ways that trauma occurs, shows up, and can impact your life. And importantly we talk about how that comes into the yoga classrooms, and how it can affect you as a yoga teacher. Rusty shares his experiences, his background, and his professional expertise as a hypnotherapist, natural therapist, neuro-linguistic programmer, and more! He spills the beans on Big T and little t trauma, and how holding space and safety are big parts of being able to heal trauma in others. Interestingly, we take a look at how your resonance and presence are key skills as a yoga teacher, and dealing with your own trauma is also critical. We even touch upon the holy grail of spiritual teachings… Presence. And different approaches to teaching someone to be present. Lastly, we finish off with a really valuable recap and advice on dealing with your own traumas, so listen all the way to the end for that! If you want to connect with Russ, you can do so via his instagram, and if you’re lucky you can book a free session with him: https://www.instagram.com/hypno.with.russ/?hl=en (07:20) Yoga teachers have too high expectations from students and themselves (08:46) Teachers, in general, are put on a pedestal (11:22) Ashtanga vs. Kundalini yoga teachers (14:23) What is trauma? (15:33) Everyone’s got little t trauma (17:36) Big T trauma and little t trauma (20:27) Bringing it back to the yoga class and the nervous system (22:17) The best thing you can do is deal with your own trauma (23:51) Resonance and presence as a yoga teacher (26:06) The holy grail of spiritual teachings (27:17) Invite someone to be exactly where they are (29:36) Teaching presence to beginners or autistic children… (36:19) Let’s talk about hypnotherapy (38:55) Safety, or giving the feeling of safety is key to teaching and healing trauma (41:39) How you love yourself affects how others perceive you as a teacher (43:57) Trauma relating to physical ailments/illnesses SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! What’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
52:10
January 13, 2022
Episode #67: Deconstructing the Ego (Part 3)
In the final part 3 episode about legos and egos, we dive deeper into the how and why we develop an ego in the first place. Starting from childhood, and how our interactions, upbringing and society actually impact our egos development. Michael shares a poignant story about him as a curious child, and how a singular interaction can/could have had an impact on his ego’s development. We then get further into how your ego stops you from listening. And how it shows up around how we view and identify ourselves. Especially for yoga teachers, there is so much attachment to how students view us and our classes. So learning to put your ego to one side is an important skill to allow yourself to receive feedback and improve. For all the details on the ego, listen to the full episode! (01:41) Do kids have an ego? (03:33) Ego’s start to form at an early age (05:04) Michael’s childhood experience with race (06:26) Your society and your upbringing impact or define your ego (08:11) The ego is really good at stopping you from listening (09:12) What’s the risk in checking your ego? (10:45) Are you attached to how others perceive you (12:18) What if you’re just an okay or mediocre yoga teacher? (14:32) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
15:20
January 06, 2022
Episode #66: Deconstructing the Ego (Part 2)
In this second episode on the ego, we dive into some of the more personal stories, experiences, and encounters we have had with our own egos. Byron shares about his first meaningful interaction around his ego. Which was in an acting class at a younger age. We also dial it back to a more basic level of ego-based thoughts, like comparing ourselves to other yoga teachers. Which Byron makes a bold claim about! Yoga teachers are of course not immune to dealing with their own egos, and you can see that from our own experiences and development too. We bring the episode to a close, by sharing some advice on shaking things up, making energy shifts, and learning to check your own ego. Stay tuned for the final episode, part 3 on the ego, coming next! (01:46) Byron’s acting class story (03:51) What stories do you bring with you? (04:46) Do you destroy or befriend your ego? (07:33) Byron’s a better yoga teacher than Paul… he said it! (09:14) It’s all just brain chemistry (11:35) Sometimes you’ve got to shake things up (14:50) Byron’s own experience of his ego (16:05) It’s beautiful to check your ego (17:47) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
18:34
December 30, 2021
Episode #65: Deconstructing the Ego (Part 1)
This is the first of 3 episodes where we break down the tricky topic of the ego! The ego is something that comes up in yoga teacher trainings and around the subject of yoga often. Because yoga is considered one of many paths to ego death. In this episode we break down the origins of the word ego. Whether it really is a bad or good thing, and the yogic approach to the ego. We also share some pointers and tips on calling out and recognising your own ego. Plus a fun way to name your ego alter identity with the help of Lenny and Barabara! Check out the full episode if you want to dive deeper into the topic of ego, and stay tuned for part 2... (00:00) Lego the ego (01:58) The origins of ego (03:53) The ego simply put is a block from the truth (05:34) Is the ego really a bad thing? (08:05) Are you scared of judgement from others about your ego? (09:09) The Kevin Costner effect is back! (11:24) The yogic perspective on ego (12:29) The ego can also be a victim (13:35) Michael and Christina alter ego’s Leonard and Barbara (14:44) Calling out your ego (16:07) The more touch points (16:54) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
17:42
December 23, 2021
Episode #64: Managing Anxiety with Kristina Blundon
This is a truly enlightening episode, and it is packed with a lot of value and wisdom, from an emotionally intelligent and great communicating couple. In this episode with Kristina (Michael’s partner), we explore the topics of emotional intelligence and dealing with anxiety. We dive into subtopics of holding space, communication, and emotional awareness. And how these relate to yoga teaching and key values for a yoga teacher. There are also some fun little insights and history of Michael and Kristina’s relationship and personal growth together. And some practical tools and tips on dealing with anxiety. Kristina is part of the contentment foundation and if you would like to get in contact with her about anything that was discussed, please email her at: kristina@contentment.org (00:00) Human life is not easy! (00:57) Intro (01:50) Welcoming Michael’s partner - Kristina (03:19) Curiosity killed the Kristina (05:24) A brief history of Tina (08:20) Yoga teachers need to be able to hold space (09:13) The pattern - this is not an affiliate promotion (11:39) Chasing magic (12:38) Community and Curiosity (14:07) Michael wasn’t originally an emotionally aware man! (15:11) Yoga teachers aren’t perfect (16:07) Enlightenment is a daily practice (19:25) A 6 year-old can befriend their anger (20:22) The 4 pillars of well-being - These all apply to Yoga too! (25:50) Contentment is Santosha in the Yoga world (26:55) Yoga isn’t the solution to everything (28:39) Let’s talk about anxiety (30:11) Putting yourself on a pedestal, and setting self-expectations can be harmful (33:43) Some practical tools and steps for dealing with anxiety (35:41) Introducing Tiny Tina (38:23) Tiny Tina often shows up in Savasana during Yoga (40:16) Getting professional help cannot be recommended enough! (42:39) Is medication a solution? (45:14) Learning to communicate your feelings with others can be liberating! (47:49) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
49:08
December 16, 2021
Episode #63: How to Become more Authentically YOU
Today, we are exploring what authenticity really means. How it relates to being a yoga teacher. Plus share some advice on how and why you should be more authentic if you aren’t already. We get into the topics of open mic and public speaking being a great measure of authenticity. Plus how sharing circles, especially in the yoga world tend to cultivate genuine authentic relating. We even talk about the Kevin Costner effect. And everyone’s pet peeve, the classic small talk, “how are you?” question. If you want to be more authentic, or want your yoga teaching to come across more authentically. Then listen in to the full episode to get our take on what it really means to be truly your authentic self. (00:00) Byron’s on his phone! (01:42) What is the google definition of authenticity? (02:46) Are you an original unique copy? (04:00) Are you being fully vulnerable (06:00) The Kevin Costner effect… (08:08) Authenticity for new yoga teachers (09:22) Being authentic as a yoga teacher can be challenging at first (10:35) No one is born a yoga teacher! (12:06) Open mic/public speaking is a great example of authenticity (14:07) Sharing circles can be amazing vehicles for authenticity (16:38) If you’re not being authentic you’re a selfish son of a... (17:48) Authenticity breeds authenticity (19:29) How are you? May be the least authentic conversation opener ever! (21:34) How to Authentically not give a crap. (22:50) Going Pro Offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
23:37
December 09, 2021
Episode #62: Core Value of Integrity
In this episode, we look into integrity as a core value. We discuss what it means to have integrity. The difference between integrity and self-integrity. How integrity is an important aspect of your yoga teaching and your self-practice. And how students often don’t hold much integrity around commitments to attend a yoga class. We also discuss a solution to having more integrity. And how your community, your friends, and the culture of where you live can have a big impact on the importance you place on integrity. We even touch upon the Vedic approach to this, and how a Vata imbalance can be related to a lack of integrity. If you struggle to maintain commitments and uphold your integrity with yourself or others. Then make a commitment to listen to this full episode and follow through with it, and that will be your first step to having more integrity. ;) (00:00) Let’s talk about integrity baby (00:55) The desire for integrity comes from bad experiences where integrity was missing (02:34) What does integrity mean to us? (04:00) Self-integrity is just as important as our integrity to others (05:40) Integrity to others is like trust, hard to build and easily lost (07:13) Do you have integrity in your yoga teaching? (08:57) External accountability and help can build your self-integrity (10:20) Do you always show up to a yoga class when you say you will? (11:36) Stop making commitments, say no more! (12:39) Integrity is also affected by culture, community, and who you surround yourself with. (14:07) Close community fosters integrity (16:33) Vata energy is linked to a lack of integrity (17:34) Don’t say yes to everything! (18:33) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
19:47
December 02, 2021
Episode #61: Core Value of Freedom
This episode is a breakdown of freedom as a core value. We discuss what freedom might mean to you, and the different ways you may want or desire to be free. Freedom in some form or another is typically a core value to most individuals. It especially tends to show up in the yoga/spiritual space as people begin to experience different forms of freedom. Freedom from negative emotions. Financial freedom. Freewill to do what you wish. All of these desires for freedom and what it really means to be free are covered in this episode. Plus we share how yoga is one path to finding freedom. (00:00) FREEDOM FRIES! - Because... America (00:42) Mayonnaise vs Ketchup? (02:02) How FREE do you really want to be? (03:24) Freedom is the ability to disconnect from your attachments? (06:10) What is Financial freedom (07:02) Let’s go into the hypothetical deep end (08:40) Freewill is a mindf*ck (09:45) What does freedom mean to you? (10:30) All people really want is freedom and love (11:52) Freedom from negative emotions and anxiety (13:27) Opening up the free in freedom (14:23) Yoga can help us experience freedom (16:03) Freedom from social media is a huge one! (19:48) Appreciation and balance can make you free (21:31) Going Pro offer --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
22:27
November 25, 2021
Episode #60: Core Values and Business with Sharni Quinn
This episode brings incredible advice from a yoga and wellness marketing professional.  Sharni Quinn shares how to avoid burnout and become a successful yoga teacher by using the yogic approach to business practices. Sharni Quinn is a yoga teacher, wellness, business, and life coach with years of experience in the industry. Sharni has experienced the highs and lows going through multiple burnouts while also creating multiple successful businesses. In this interview episode, she shares her personal stories and provides some top tips, inspiration, and advice to new yoga teachers. PLUS Sharni shares the critical approach of defining your 3 core principles that will set you apart as a yoga teacher. Listen to the full episode and gather all of Sharni’s experience, wisdom, and knowledge! Connect with Sharni: https://sharniquinn.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sharniquinn_wellness (00:00) What are your 3 core values? (01:00) Episode Introduction (01:54) Sharni brings the feminine energy to Going Pro (03:29) A brief introduction to Sharni Quinn a.k.a. Shiny Queen (06:34) The first rock bottom... (08:15) The second rock bottom… (11:00) Learning and growing is a constant process (13:09) How to go from stress to success as a wellness professional (14:59) Every yoga teachers journey is different  (17:12) Yoga in the USA and South Africa is a different animal (19:53) The yoga landscape has changed in the last year! (20:38) You can be a successful yoga teacher without being an influencer (22:48) Bringing a yogic approach to doing business is powerful (26:07) Cracking the code to avoid burnout (30:31) Short strategy tip and takeaway for yoga teachers (31:00) 3 core principle examples (36:33) The difference between understanding and truly knowing (37:29) We don’t need to be happy or joyful all the time (40:13) Is all we really need just freedom and love? (42:14) Using and not abusing social media to market yourself (43:32) How to find more about Sharni Quinn (44:43) Have you ever heard of Watsu? (46:49) Byron has hijacked the podcast! (48:23) Going Pro Special Offer SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! What’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question 
49:15
November 18, 2021
Episode #59: The Most Common Questions Asked in a Yoga Teacher Training (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of the most commonly asked questions that come up on yoga trainings. In this episode we are digging deep through even more of these valuable questions. We go in-depth on how much rest is needed as both a student and a teacher. Plus if this differs depending on the type of yoga. We also cover more teacher-related questions in this episode. Like planning classes, physical cues, and recommendations regarding Sanskrit. If you’re a yoga teacher or you’re aspiring to be a yoga teacher. Then check out this full episode and pay close attention to the answers as they will probably give you a little edge on the other yoga teachers out there! (00:00) Going Pro offer (02:03) How much rest does the body need between yoga classes? (02:18) The teachers answer (04:14) The students answer (06:30) Is the answer different regarding yin yoga? (08:45) Do I need to plan the whole yoga class ahead? (10:04) Does this differ when giving an online yoga class? (11:05) Should I bend the knee more than 90 degrees? (12:36) The anatomical answer from a physiotherapist (15:47) Do I need to know the Sanskrit name for all the poses? (17:20) Sanskrit can be beneficial for a truly international student base --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
20:15
November 11, 2021
Episode #58: The Most Common Questions Asked in a Yoga Teacher Training (Part 1)
In this episode of the Going Pro Yoga Podcast, we are answering the most commonly asked questions that come up on yoga trainings. Having taught and led many yoga teacher trainings, these really are the repeat offenders that always get asked. So take the opportunity to get all of the answers firsthand right here! We discuss muscle cramps, how they happen in yoga, and what you can do about them. We cover some anatomical questions about poses like pigeon and tadasana. Plus Byron goes deeper on why yoga should hurt so good. And how exploring your edge and your pain tolerance is part of understanding your yoga practice. These questions and answers could really help you out in your own practice to avoid common mistakes and injuries. Also, as a yoga teacher, understanding some of these answers could be really valuable to share with your own students. (00:00) Going Pro offer (02:51) Why do people get muscle cramps during yoga? (03:55) Your breathing might be affecting your muscle cramps… (05:47) Nutrition and your diet affects muscle performance (07:16) Should you practice yoga with your feet together or apart? (08:49) The anatomical approach is… (10:56) Does yoga have to hurt? (12:00) Exploring your edge (13:08) You need to know your own pain tolerance (15:05) How to align the front foot in pigeon pose? (17:37) Byron’s fondness for pigeon --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
19:43
November 04, 2021
Episode #57: Pet Peeves in Yoga (Part 3)
In our 3rd and final episode of yoga pet peeves, we are getting into more of the personal stuff. Like what irritates Michael in a yoga class, and some of the most awful stereotypes that come up in yoga teachers. Have you experienced yoga teachers that speak as if everything opinion they share is a fact? Yoga teachers that tell you chaturanga or other poses are just straight-up bad for you? Yoga teachers that like to get so creative in their cueing that you can’t really understand what they are saying or meaning? Yoga teachers that use that fake airy-fairy yoga voice, as if they are a wise sage? Yoga teachers that use unnecessarily complicated and specific anatomy language? Yoga teachers that are lazy at cueing? Or even yoga teachers that insist on adjusting when it’s not even necessary? Well in this episode we cover all of this and more, sharing our unfiltered opinions on why some of these things are freaking annoying! So go ahead and jump right into this fun, no holds barred, dressing down of the worst yoga pet peeves... (00:00) Going Pro offer (01:41) Voicing strong opinions in a yoga class (02:55) Don’t deal in absolutes (03:42) Is chaturanga bad for you? (05:38) Creative cueing, creative shmooing… (07:20) The yoga voice, seriously… just no! (09:57) Almost nobody knows what their serratus anterior is (11:56) Get the block out of my face (12:51) Lazy cueing sucks, give some guidance in transitions (14:01) Adjustments - you don’t need to touch everyone in your class! (15:33) Was this edgy enough for you? - wrap up --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
17:08
October 28, 2021
Episode #56: Pet Peeves in Yoga (Part 2)
There were so many pet peeves to cover we had to do a 2nd episode! If you missed part one, then go back and check that out first. In this Part 2, we are covering more things that piss us off as yoga teachers. Plus we get to find out about Byron’s least favourite compliments that he often gets as a teacher! We also touch upon how sociopaths may have an advantage and upper hand as a yoga teacher. Towards the end of the episode, we start to delve into pet peeves as a yoga student. Things teachers do that might piss you off in class. So if you’re a student or teacher, pay attention, there are some valuable lessons in here to be learned. (00:00) Going Pro offer (01:37) What is closed energy, and why does it suck… (03:24) Is there a desire to get students to open up as a teacher? (04:32) Sociopaths have an advantage as yoga teachers! (05:39) When students ignore your cues… (08:47) I’m a yoga teacher, not a DJ (10:30) Byron’s pet peeve about compliments (12:39) Michael’s commitment to not complain about things (13:46) Student pet peeves: The teacher talks too much (15:00) Does Beyonce give you inspiration in your yoga classes --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
17:05
October 21, 2021
Episode #55: Pet Peeves in Yoga (Part 1)
In this very raw episode, we go deep on yoga teacher pet peeves! Things that really commonly piss us off as teachers, and happen universally in all types of yoga classes. Byron and Michael both share some personal stories and insights into their own experiences of yoga class pet peeves. Plus if you’re a yoga teacher there are some great insights and pointers in here for how to deal with some of these issues if they occur in your classes. It’s also valuable to take note as a student in case you have any of these bad habits yourself. Maybe you aren’t even aware, but you might be pissing off your teacher. So, at the very least, understanding your bad habits could help you be a better student. (00:00) A special Going Pro offer (02:11) Byron is PISSED OFF! (03:22) Students showing up late, GRRRR! (05:00) Locking your students out of class (06:05) Michael’s lateness broke time itself… (07:35) Instagram content shouldn’t be captured in a yoga class (09:15) Parents parenting in class, DON’T, instead just be a student (10:26) When Byron snaps at a parent… (12:12) Interrupting the class with a question (13:49) Talking ruins the practice for other students (14:30) Going off sequence (16:17) The beauty in everyone’s flaws (17:32) Pet peeves are rooted in your childhood --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
19:23
October 14, 2021
Episode #54: Why Emotions Come Up in Yoga
In this podcast episode we are discussing the very intense and powerful topic of emotional release in yoga classes. If you have experienced a huge emotional release in a yoga class as either a teacher or student, or if you’re interested to experience one then make sure to listen to the full episode. We cover how emotions are stored in the body, and the various ways they can be released through yoga practices. Plus importantly we discuss how as a yoga teacher, the way you conduct your classes can lead to these emotional releases or not… Byron also shares his own experience and perspective as both a student and teacher. And also the intellectual and emotional perspectives on why you might experience emotions in your yoga classes. Join us for this dive into a very interesting and stimulating topic! (01:41) Introduction and how emotions and the physical body are linked… (03:25) Yoga is one method of releasing stored trauma (04:56) Acceptance and being seen (06:50) Yoga teachers inadvertently learn to hold space (07:23) Students may perceive you as a teacher in a certain emotional way (08:02) With great power comes great responsibility… (10:35) You don’t always need to be on fire, and you don’t always need to hold space (11:53) Byron’s perspective as a yoga student on emotional release (12:52) The intellectual or emotional perspective (14:51) Slowing down or pushing through, what would you respond to? (16:53) This was just the tip of the iceberg, and we will go deeper in the future --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
18:49
October 01, 2021
Episode #53: Light and Dark of Intention Setting
Yoga is/has become a very spiritual practice, with intention setting a common start to a yoga class. But is this actually a good or bad thing? In this episode, we go deep into the ideas and philosophy of intention setting. We discuss the light and dark sides of it. How intentions can be really powerful and beneficial, but also limiting and hindering. We also cover the difference between intentions and expectations. As a teacher, we discuss the pros and cons and how you can come to your own conclusions about intention setting in your classes. This is a topic that is really valuable to be aware of, and understand as a teacher the impact it can have on your classes and students... (01:36) Byron’s Love Of Intention Setting (03:20) The Risks Of Intention Setting (05:18) Exercise - Imagine Yourself In A Yoga Classroom… (07:43) Intentions Can Be Super Deep And Powerful, Or Also Really Simple (09:16) As A Teacher You Should Develop Your Own Beliefs Around Intentions (10:52) Let’s Go Deeper If You’re Willing… (12:15) The Difference Between Intentions And Expectations (12:45) Michael’s Monthly Intentions (14:46) Rebelling Against Intentions (16:04) A Complete Summary --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
18:05
September 22, 2021
Episode #52: How to Practice Yoga with a Wrist Injury
Wrist injuries are one of the most common injuries to occur in a yoga class! And yet it is still very possible to practice yoga with a wrist injury... In this episode, we cover the various ways you can modify and practice yoga whilst managing a wrist injury. We also discuss the teacher’s perspective and how to safely cue and guide students that are dealing with wrist injuries in your class. Also, proper alignment and the importance of warming up are all discussed. To help you understand how to avoid injuring your wrists in your yoga practice in the first place too. For those of you interested in the anatomical approach. Michael also discusses the bones and joints in the wrist. To help give a better understanding of how and why the wrist functions, and is prone to injuries. Plus listen all the way to the end for a question that will have you scratching your head! (00:37) Introduction - Wrists Get Used A Lot In Yoga (01:43) The Students Perspective Of Wrist Injuries (03:07) Guided Hand Exercise - Try While You Listen (04:45) The Anatomy Of The Wrist Bones - Why You Want To Press In A Certain Way (06:10) Warming Up Your Wrists Is Essential (07:10) Teaching With Awareness For Injuries (09:34) Cueing For Wrist Injuries And Prevention (10:25) Byron’s Top Teacher Tips For Subtly Cueing Wrists (12:29) Don’t Be Afraid To Support And Reassure Someone To Modify Or Take It Easy (13:19) Our Feet And Hands Deserve Some Love (14:13) There Are More Bones In Your Hand Than Your Spine… (14:51) Hands Are Not Feet, They Aren’t Designed To Bear Weight (16:07) A Poignant Question To Finish... --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
17:34
September 15, 2021
Episode #51: Why Experienced Yogis Still get Injured and How to Prevent it
Have you got injured practicing or teaching yoga? It’s much more common than you would think, and we are here to explain why. Plus we cover how you can avoid getting injured or making your injuries worse in your yoga practice. This episode is especially for Yoga teachers. As injuries are far too common in yoga teachers and are easily avoidable. Injuries in yoga is a topic we are very passionate about at the Going Pro Yoga Podcast. Because yoga is a healing movement practice, so causing injuries is the opposite intention to yoga and something that we can all work to improve. Check out the full episode and timing notes below: (01:07) Introduction Why Yoga Teachers Get Injured (02:12) Byrons Lessons From Nature (03:45) The Faults Of Our Human Nature (04:44) Don’t Keep Scratching Your Itches… (05:57) Neural Programming (08:34) The Ego Is Not Your Friend When Injured (09:40) This Is God (Byron) Speaking (11:02) Practicing Non Attachment (13:03) Reacting Vs. Responding (13:56) Emotions Get Stored In Your Body --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
17:05
September 08, 2021
Episode #50: Business of Yoga with Amy MacDonald
This is the best business advice for new yoga teachers! You can hear firsthand the experiences and wisdom of someone who has gone through the complete process of transitioning from a corporate job to a full-time yoga teacher, then to a business coach for yoga teachers. Amy MacDonald is a yoga business coach with a huge range of experience and knowledge in the yoga industry. In this episode, she shares her personal journey of practicing yoga as a child. The evolution of her practice and teaching. Plus the struggles and mistakes that helped her find success and helps her deliver success for new yoga teachers too. And you can get her top advice and tips for new yoga teachers to avoid common mistakes. There is some really powerful and great advice and topics packed into this episode. Plus some really fun personal stories too. If you want to connect with Amy then check out her Instagram profile here. (00:41) Introduction To Amy MacDonald (02:00) Learning Yoga As A Kid (06:10) Amy’s Eat, Pray, Love Journey (09:36) The Not So Sexy Side Of Corporate Management (12:05) Amy’s First Teacher Training Experience (17:04) The Big Issues With Most 200hr Yoga Trainings (19:21) Managing Expectations As A New Yoga Teacher (21:44) Thai Fishing Pants Aren’t Yoga Appropriate... (23:11) Becoming A Full-Time Yoga Teacher (27:27) Your Number Of Students Doesn’t Determine Your Self Worth (28:20) The Biggest Business Challenge New Yoga Teachers Face (30:08) The Best Business Tip For New Yoga Teachers (33:36) Unrealistic Expectations From 200hr Trainings (35:11) Top 3 Common Mistakes And Fixes For New Yoga Teachers (39:51) Tip 1 Recap - Stop Chasing Perfection (40:54) Tip 2 Recap - Qualified Outsourcing (Understand What You’re Paying For) (41:47) Tip 3 Recap - Community And Competition In The Yoga Industry (43:43) Why We Need More Men In The Yoga Industry (50:46) How To Get In Touch With Amy… --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
52:34
September 01, 2021
Episode #49: How to Practice Yoga with Lower Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common injuries or issues that appear in yoga classes! Learning how to practice with a back injury and lead a class is really important. Plus understanding how to safely share and teach students who are suffering from back injuries is very valuable. As a yoga teacher, it is important to understand both the benefits and also limitations of yoga to heal someone’s back. Plus managing expectations of students as well. We even discuss the distinction between a yoga teacher and a doctor, and to be wary of giving medical advice. This episode is so valuable because it is so common to experience back pain or injuries in either yourself or in your students. (00:52) Intro To Lower Back Pain (01:47) Byron’s Personal Experience With Back Pain (03:12) Michael’s Personal Experience With Back Pain (04:21) Practicing Yoga Can Help Prevent Back Pain (06:06) Only You Know How Your Body Feels (06:53) Going Deeper On The Anatomy (08:40) Yoga Can Help But It Can’t Fix Every Back Problem (10:08) The Wild Wild West Of Physical Therapy (11:22) Yoga Teachers Aren’t Doctors (12:18) How To Teach With A Back Injury --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
16:05
August 25, 2021
Episode #48: How to Bounce Back from Teaching the Worst Class
Have you ever taught a yoga class and left feeling like it was the worst class ever? Don’t worry, it happens to every yoga teacher at some point. Today we are going to discuss how you can bounce back from that experience. And become a better teacher. Plus we will discuss what actually makes a “bad class” a bad class. And how your perception as a teacher and the students’ perception of the class may be completely different. There are some really valuable mindset tips and advice in this episode for new yoga teachers. So dive on into this episode of the Going Pro Yoga Podcast. (01:33) Immerse Yourself In A Bad Class Experience… (03:13) Dealing With Self Doubt (04:55) Our Desperate Need To Be Liked (06:22) Be Yourself Always (07:50) Criticism And Self Doubt Is Normal, Embrace It... (09:36) Find Things To Work On And Improve, And Ask For Help (10:11) Meditate On It (12:04) The Truth Will Set You Free (13:14) Students Feedback And Your Perceptions May Differ (15:16) Byron’s Bad Review Story --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
18:00
August 18, 2021
Episode #47: Pros and Cons of Hot Yoga
Hot Yoga is a style of yoga that is rapidly growing in popularity in the modern yoga world, especially in the West. But is it actually good for you? Today we discuss the Pro’s and Con’s of Hot Yoga. Sharing our personal experiences and knowledge. Plus talking about the anatomy and physiology perspective of what hot yoga does for the body. And why some people may be more naturally suited to it than others. If you love hot yoga, or if you hate it, or if you’ve never even tried it… Then listen to the full episode as it may give you a different perspective to consider. ;) (00:55) Intro And Personal Experiences Of Hot Yoga (01:46) Who Is Bikram And What Is Hot Yoga? (02:51) Byron’s First Impression Of Hot Yoga (04:17) Ayurvedic Constitutions (05:16) Thermodynamics In The Body (07:39) Hot Yoga As A Religion… (08:19) The Challenge And Benefits That Hot Yoga Gives (09:55) Keeping An Open Mind, Whatever Stage Of Your Yoga Journey You’re At (13:32) Should You Or Shouldn’t You Practice Hot Yoga? --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
16:26
August 12, 2021
Physiotherapist to Yoga Anatomy Teacher (Michael's Story Part 2)
This is a truly inspiring story of following one’s passions, taking risks, and pursuing a life of purpose and fulfillment! Listen to the extraordinary journey of your host, Michael. Who went from physiotherapist to yoga anatomy teacher and all the incredible steps between. In today’s episode, Michael shares his personal story that spans the past 10 years. From graduating in Australia as a professional physiotherapist. To working as a physio in his hometown in Canada. Then setting up his own physiotherapy department for complex care. Before traveling around Asia as a travel vlogger... managing an eco-lodge in Costa Rica. His path to becoming a yoga anatomy teacher is quite unique that you should really hear it for yourself! In case you missed it Michael’s Story Pt.1 is Episode 39... (00:41) Introduction to Michael’s Story Pt.2 (02:15) My First Physiotherapy Job  (04:03) The Orthopaedic Clinic And Post Surgery Patients (05:56) Big Corporate Physiotherapy - The Business Issues (07:44) Private Physiotherapy For Motor Accident Rehab Patients (10:00) Setting Up My Own Physiotherapy Department and Clinic (12:15) Complex Care Cases (Physical Injuries And Emotional/Mental Injuries Too) (14:27) The First Influence Of Yoga… (16:58) Making Travel Plans And Leaving Canada (18:54) My Attempt At Being A Travel Vlogging Youtube Star (20:56) My First Trip To Bali And First Yoga Class (23:49) Second Trip To Bali And The True Start Of My Yoga Journey (25:01) Costa Rica Adventures Managing An Eco Lodge (28:18) Moving To Bali Permanently And Creating A Nutrition Coaching Business (30:55) Why I Quit My Nutrition Business (33:19) Taking Time To My Business Passion  (35:12) Finding Yoga Anatomy And Helping Yoga Teachers (38:06) My Journey Into Becoming A Yoga Teacher (42:06) Finding My Passion In Yoga Anatomy (43:09) The Birth Of Going Pro (46:00) The Start Of The Going Pro Online Platform (47:20) Coming Full Circle And Sharing Going Pro With You --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
50:17
August 05, 2021
Episode #45: How to Practice Yoga with a Knee injury
Knee injuries are incredibly common in yoga. Understanding how to modify, and adjust your practice and your teaching is absolutely essential. By gaining this knowledge you will protect your students and your own knees. In today’s episode of The Going Pro Yoga Podcast, we discuss knee injuries and issues. We dive deep into adjustments and modifications, to allow safe practice with a knee injury. Unfortunately, knee injuries are very common in yoga. Plus miscueing, misalignments and misunderstanding of the knee joint are common in most yoga classes. We discuss the anatomy of the knee. So you can understand why these common misalignments occur. And we share the ideal and appropriate modifications and adjustments you can use to correct these. Especially from a yoga teaching perspective, this is critical, must know information. To protect yourself and your students from long term knee problems. And to avoid causing any knee injuries in your classes. (01:00) Introduction, How To Practice Yoga With A Knee Injury (01:57) Anatomy Of The Knee Joint (02:56) Chronic And Acute Knee Injuries - The Differences (03:52) General Adjustments And Modifications To Support Your Knees (05:03) Teaching Tips For Knee Injuries (08:37) Props And Modifications For The Knees (11:09) Understanding The Knee Anatomy Deeper - What’s Causing The Pain (12:45) Why You Need To Flex Your Foot (13:53) The Importance Of Foot Placement In Standing Poses For Your Knees (15:25) Tree Pose - The Common Knee Issue --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
16:16
July 29, 2021
Episode #44: How to Practice Yoga with an Ankle Injury
Do you or your students have an ankle injury but still want to practice yoga? Then this is the podcast episode for you! In today’s episode of The Going Pro Yoga Podcast, we discuss chronic ankle injuries and acute ankle injuries. We give the top tips and advice on how to practice yoga with an ankle injury. How to help boost recovery and healing through your yoga practice. And we discuss how best to approach teaching students that have ankle injuries. What modifications and adjustments you can give. Plus, some explanation of the anatomy and what’s actually happening inside your ankle joint. Ankle injuries are incredibly common in sports and yoga. If you’re a yoga teacher, this is super valuable information that could help your students one day! (01:23) Introduction, Student And Teachers Perspective (02:38) Chronic Ankle Injuries - Scar Tissue (04:22) Hurt Vs Harm Concept (05:52) Overcoming And Breaking Down Scar Tissue (07:29) Understanding Hurt Vs Harm In Your Self Practice (08:34) Acute (New/Fresh) Ankle Injuries - How To Adjust Your Practice (10:29) Understanding The Anatomy Of Ankle Injuries (13:25) Balancing Poses To Strengthen The Ankle (14:07) Teacher’s Perspective - How To Approach Students With Ankle Injuries (15:17) Teaching Tips And Modifications For Students --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
16:49
July 22, 2021
Episode #43: Benefits of Practicing Acro Yoga with Caspian Burrell
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to practice yoga whilst in the air? In today’s episode we cover the benefits of AcroYoga. AcroYoga can improve your yoga practice, relationships and interpersonal skills. In this episode Michael hosts Caspian Burrell, an AcroYoga and Yoga Teacher based in Bali. Caspian shares his personal journey into teaching AcroYoga. Caspian shares a long list of benefits that AcroYoga offers, and how it's different from Yoga. (02:18) Caspian’s Story and Journey from Aerospace Engineer to AcroYoga Teacher (03:45) Travels in Asia and finding Yoga (05:52) Why Yoga? What was the attraction to yoga as a male... (07:23) Studying Yoga in Rishikesh, India (10:02) Finding AcroYoga through Tinder… (10:33) What is AcroYoga? (13:32) What is an AcroYoga Jam? (17:20) Why you should try AcroYoga (20:43) How AcroYoga and Yoga are similar and also different (21:58) Playfulness as adults, and how AcroYoga unleashes your inner child (25:22) Ego and how it manifests in Yoga and in Acro (28:03) Naming your ego, Hi Lenny! (29:05) Physical benefits of practicing AcroYoga (Basing) (32:15) Building Stability and helping with injuries recovery and prevention (35:18) Benefits of Flying in AcroYoga (Flyer) (37:47) Injuries in Acro, prevention, awareness, safety and managing fear (38:50) Spotters and their role in Safety in Acro practices (42:26) The AcroYoga Show - how to get started and learn more about AcroYoga (44:25) AcroSpirit - Connect with our Instagram, come join our events in Bali --- Plus you can connect via instagram with AcroSpirit or Caspian to get inspiration. Connect with the AcroSpirit Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acrospirit/?hl=en Connect with Caspian’s on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheekyacromonkey/?hl=en --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
46:14
July 15, 2021
Episode #42: How to Control the Room when Teaching Yoga
Do you struggle with controlling the room in your yoga classes? Taking control of the room is an essential skill to master as a Yoga Teacher. If you struggle to control and lead a room full of students, the impact of your teaching will be much less effective. Gaining control of a room, and setting boundaries/rules, are essential to providing a desirable experience in your yoga classes. Michael and Byron share their top tips for controlling your yoga classes,  from the teacher's and student's perspective. (01:47) Control, types of control and why it’s needed in a yoga classroom (03:14) Controlling the Environment (Airflow, Temperature, The Room) (06:10) Controlling the Humans (Demonstrating, Position in the room) (08:44) Manipulating the voice (08:58) Expert Tip - Using Balancing Poses (10:09) Summarizing the tips (11:36) Importance of Time Management (12:49) Using Positive Reinforcement (13:03) Most Important - Setting Rules at the Start of Class --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
15:02
July 09, 2021
Episode #41: How to Teach Yoga in a Gym Environment
How can you make gym/fitness students fall in love with your yoga classes? Teaching yoga in a gym environment can be incredibly challenging and difficult, but can also lead to much more rewarding results! Like giving an amazing first impression of yoga as a practice, and really changing the course of somebody's life... In this episode of the Going Pro Nugget Series, Michael Henri and Byron de Marsé discuss their top tips for teaching yoga in a gym environment. They cover the following topics: (01:26) The differences of the environment (gym vs yoga studio). (02:53) Distractions, attitudes and experience of gym students compared to yoga students. (05:10) How to avoid demonstrating every single pose. (10:11) Managing your expectations, and seeking reward as a yoga teacher. (11:52) Adapting your teaching style, and optimising your communication and language to your audience. (15:04) Example language for yoga cueing in a gym environment. And much more... This episode is specifically about gym environments, but a lot of the information, guidance and advice is applicable to yoga teaching in general, and different environments. Some of these tips are absolutely essential skills for you to have if you’re wanting to start ‘Going Pro’ as a yoga teacher. --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
16:07
July 04, 2021
Episode #40: Advanced Yoga Transitions
Is it safe to transition from Warrior III to Half Moon? This would be considered an ADVANCED yoga transition, and the discussion on whether it’s safe to practice, and safe to teach is what needs to be clear for yoga teachers. There are many challenging transitions that some teachers like to explore, while others stay away from completely. Why is that? What is it about these transitions that we need to understand? In this 15-minute episode, Michael and Byron discuss the safety of advanced transitions and what the teachers responsibilities are to their students. --- SPECIAL OFFER: Become a founding member of the much anticipated Going Pro Yoga Platform! A sneak peak of what’s inside: The first EVER Priority Cueing System for over 120 yoga poses, with over 300 variations and modifications, to refine your teaching The first EVER Sequencing Vault with over 70 videos to plug-in-play and create your own sequences in minutes. The first EVER Injury Management and Injury Prevention Program for Yoga Teachers from yours truly And so much more.. When you become a founding member, you'll NEVER have to pay a monthly subscription, you'll get access for life, and you'll receive all updates and addons. The perks of being the first ones in the door! Add your name and email to the waitlist and be the first one in the door! I want to Join the waitlist and become a founding member! --- PODCAST DETAILS: This podcast is dedicated to aspiring yoga teachers who want to develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. Co-hosted by Michael Henri, Paul Teodo and Byron de Marsé Send us an email Send us a voice-note comment/question
15:32
June 24, 2021
Episode #39: I’m Not Your Anatomy Guru (Michael's Story)
For the first time, Michael Henri shares his story on how he was rejected from Physiotherapy school for 3 years straight. In this biographical episode, you’ll learn how a below average student became an above average guy. After spending thousands of hours and dollars chasing his dreams, only to get swatted down time and time again. Michael shares his story on how he climbed the ladder to become one of the most respected professionals in the industry. His focus, determination and commitment towards his goals and dreams is what allowed him to be the teacher and mentor he is today. Michael Henri shares his story on: Taking his first Anatomy Class when he was 18 years old How he was maintaining a “C” average in both high school and University Getting rejected from Graduate schools 3 years in a row His crippling knee injury that sent him into a depression And so much more... - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to answer your question(s)! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and, internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram  Paul Teodo's Instagram  Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
48:14
June 17, 2021
Episode #38: How to Teach an All Levels Class with Byron de Marse
Imagine teaching a yoga class with: A.) A first time Beginner to Yoga B.) An advanced Yogi of 15 years C.) A 70 year old man in the back D.) ALL OF THE ABOVE ✅ This is what teaching an ALL LEVELS class can be like. Intimidating yes… but it doesn’t have to be… It really all depends on how you approach it. What are some considerations or things to think about before creating a sequence for an all levels class? - - - In this episode, Byron de Marse shares from his depth of experience from teaching all levels classes for years. Byron shares his tips and tricks on how to: Teach all levels classes like a professional Market your class to attract the right students Become a dynamic yoga teacher who can teach in any studio - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to answer your question(s)! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and, internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram  Paul Teodo's Instagram  Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
50:47
June 10, 2021
Episode #37: Mastering Alignment and the Spirals of Energy with Michael Henri
Alignment is THE most important concept when it comes to yoga! Just in case you disagree... There are several different types of alignment that need to be understood in order to value it as much as we do. In this episode, Michael teaches about the Principles of Alignment through the Spirals of Energy. A deep topic that can be discussed for hours. Within this episode you'll learn about: Yoga Principles vs Rules 3 Types of Alignment The Spirals of Energy, and  The Seven Loops of Alignment More importantly how these concepts can make alignment cueing simple and easy to apply in any yoga pose! - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to answer your question(s)! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and, internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram  Paul Teodo's Instagram  Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
26:20
May 26, 2021
Episode #36: 4 Key Elements that Affect Hip Flexibility with Michael Henri
Everyone has a pose (or position) that they struggle with... and we blame it on our tight hips! Most of us feel like our hips are tight. But the reality is there are several factors that affect our hip flexibility. Some of these factors we can influence/change/adjust... while others... we can't do anything about. The hip is a deep and complicated joint.  However, the more you can understand these factors and reflect back how they relate to your situation, you'll be better informed about what's possible for your practice related to hip flexibility. Specifically, as yoga teacher's, it's SUPER important to understand these 4 key elements for your own practice and for the safety of your students. - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to answer your question(s)! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and, internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram    Paul Teodo's Instagram  Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
29:05
May 19, 2021
Episode #35: How to Avoid Burnout with Byron de Marsé
"I'm so burnt out. I've completed exhausted myself." Why is this conversation so common in the yoga community? How do we fill ourselves up? How can we sustain our work? If you're teaching 15 classes a week (which is a lot), then that's probably around 20 hours per week. Most full time jobs are 40 hours per week. So if you really think about it, are we just that lazy where 20 hours per week is too much work?  Or is the work exhausting?  And what is it ABOUT the work that is exhausting? Is there a way to shift or change things that so that it's not exhausting and the work can actually fill you up? - - - In this episode, Byron shares his wisdom around the topic of avoiding burnout as he experienced it during his 2nd year of working as a Yoga Teacher. There are many lessons to be learned from this episode regardless of your profession. When applied, these lessons can energize you and dramatically change your life. - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,   internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram    Paul Teodo's Instagram  Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
52:35
May 12, 2021
Episode #34: Healthy Masculinity & Femininity and Being Perfectly-Imperfect with Callan Mielnik
Giving ourself permission, forgiveness and grace is one of the hardest challenges we all face. It is an art. And it starts with giving ourselves permission first. Not always easy and often requires reminders, which is why made that the focus on this episode. This week's episode we invite Callan Mielnik, a Yoga teacher, Acro Yogi, Dance artist and overall sweetheart. Callan has strong beliefs about the power of giving ourselves permission as teachers, as well as encouraging that permission onto our students.  She was taught these lessons early on from her 200 hour YTT with the School of Sacred Arts (SOSA), and they've stuck with her as one of the most important lessons learned. While this topic seems simple on the front-end, the conversation goes deep into how it connects to: Balance between Masculinity and Feminiity Being Sloppy, Imperfect and learning How to make Mistakes What it means when we're feeling "broken" And so much more.. - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,   internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram    Paul Teodo's Instagram  Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
46:38
May 04, 2021
Episode #33 - Shoulder Anatomy Stabilization, Coordination and Injury Prevention with Michael Henri
Who HASN'T had issues with their shoulders? The thing that isn't common is what causes most issues in the shoulder.  While most of us are not "anatomists", you don't need to be in order to understand some of the basics. Knowing the basics can save your shoulders in the long run. Here are a few of the facts that Michael covers in this episode: Shoulder muscles are smaller than most muscles in the body, and therefore fatigue easily. (Like when holding Warrior I or II for a long period) Over 90% of shoulder injuries are muscle-related. Most shoulder problems occur because of a lack of warm-up in preparation for a demanding task (or pose). More importantly, through this audio-interactive episode, you'll learn: How your shoulder works; and how to effectively cue movements near the shoulder to achieve a safe alignment that will feel good in your body and your student's bodies. - - - In this episode, Michael breaks down the anatomy of the shoulder in a way that allows you to create a sense of awareness of what's happening when you move. Consider this a guided body-movement-episode. If that's even a thing. :-) - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,   internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram Paul Teodo's Instagram  Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
23:47
April 28, 2021
Episode #32: Unrealistic Expectations put on Yoga Teachers with Paul Teodo
Yoga Teachers don't drink, swear, eat meat, or make mistakes.  Ha! That was hard enough to type let alone accept as truth. These are just a few of the unrealistic expectations that are put on Yoga Teachers. It's true that as Yoga Teachers, we have a responsibility to help heal the world and inspire health and wellness through the practice, but not in such a way that doesn't align with your wants, needs, or desires. There's also the idea that once you become a Yoga Teacher you 'should' automatically know how to fix people's injuries or limitations. That's a hard one to get over for a lot of new teachers, and I'm happy to say that I (Michael) break that one down to the point where you can sleep better at night knowing what your TRUE responsibilities are as a Yoga Teacher. - - - In this episode, Paul and Michael discuss the unrealistic expectations that the general population puts on Yoga Teachers. To be a certain way. To eat a certain way. To have a certain "energy" about them. While some of these traits may be true for some, they are not absolutes. This episode is all about deconstructing and debunking the many unrealistic expectations and turning them into after-thoughts. - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,   internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram Paul Teodo's Instagram  Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
31:21
April 21, 2021
Episode #31: How to Avoid Knee Injuries in Yoga with Michael Henri
Our knees are under-appreciated in life. We typically don’t think too much about them until they become a problem. Depending on what your life has looked like, or what kind of activity you’ve gotten into throughout your life, you may have knees that are feeling older than you are! Or maybe that’s just me (Michael)! Either way, the knees are super important and require a lot of TLC to make sure they can continue to carry us around this beautiful world. When it comes to yoga practice, our knees can be easily ignored and overlooked, resulting in a gradual breakdown of stability and structure. Nobody wants that. With a little self-awareness and a sprinkle of anatomy knowledge, you can make a major impact in the progression of life for your knees and for those of the students that attend your classes. - - - In this episode, Michael breaks down the essential “need-to-knows” about protecting the knees during yoga practice and how we as teachers can help to facilitate that injury prevention through simple guidance of cues, reminders, and encouragement. Not only will it protect you and your students, but your students will sense the level of care and caution that you hold within your classes and they will respect you and want to continue to attend your classes. - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like!  If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review!  If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,   internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram Paul Teodo's Instagram   Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
30:15
April 14, 2021
Episode #30: The Art of Responding Vs Reacting with Byron de Marsé
That choice on whether you're going to... respond... or react.⁠ ⁠ In this week's episode, we welcome back Byron de Marsé as our guest to talk about so many interesting topics that it's hard to encapsulate them all in this description.... But I'll try (Just listen to the full episode, you won't be disappointed) The general theme of the episode is centered around the choice of reacting versus responding in situations within our day to day life. And how WE can make big difference in the happiness, or peace, we feel - And to those that warrant a reaction/response. Reacting usually means our emotions quickly decide our next move. ⁠ ⁠ For example, getting frustrated, annoyed, and upset when others do something that triggers you. ⁠ However, responding means that I step back from those emotions and look at the whole picture for a "minute". Asking myself:⁠ "What are possible reasons for this to be happening?"⁠ "How can I do something differently to change the outcome?"⁠ ⁠ That  "minute" allows time to realize that maybe "I need to be more clear in MY communication so that others know what my expectations are, so I don't get frustrated, annoyed and upset. Ahhh yes.... that seems like the wiser choice!⁠ Wisdom is a balance of emotional mind and logical mind.⁠ ⁠ Acting from emotions is a "reaction"🤬⁠ Acting from logic is robotic🤖⁠ Acting from WISDOM is what sets us free.☮️⁠ ⁠ This is a flash of light on how this applies in life, and how this simple concept can be applied through various situations in your life to find a sense of peace in motion so that you can minimize the "suffering" you go through by not letting your mind wallow in mind poo (toxic emotions). - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,   internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram    Paul Teodo's Instagram    Byron's de Marsé's Instagram - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
54:21
April 07, 2021
Episode #29: Morning Routines for Better Mental Health with Paul Teodo
Do you ever have those days where you just feel like you can't do anything right? I hear ya! It happens to the best of us. One of the most important things you can do to resolve that is to incorporate a morning routine. Let's face it, the science is out, and there are plenty of case studies to demonstrate its effectiveness. Yet a lot of us still don't do it - myself included (Michael). I'm working on it and think about it regularly, but after having this conversation with Paul, I'm feeling much more inspired to give it another shot and make it stick! - - -  In this episode, Paul breaks down the power of what a simple morning routine can do for you and your life.  So if you're struggling to find one that works for you and you haven't seen much benefit, then this episode is for you!  - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,   internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram     Paul Teodo's Instagram  - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional Yoga Teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
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April 01, 2021
Episode #28: How to Do Pelvic Tilts: Techniques, Benefits, Variations with Michael Henri
Posture is relatable to everyone.. and alignment is even more relatable and important for yogis and yoginis. Most people don't realize this, but both of these are STRONGLY controlled by the movement of your pelvis! Whether you're:  Sitting at a desk working and need to correct your posture... Doing a sexy dance and shaking your hips and want to know how to move and flow more smoothly...  Focusing on adjusting your spine in yoga to ensure safety and prevention of injury Trying to achieve the full expression of a pose, or Want to know how to re-align your hips It can be SUPER confusing on what's actually going on in your body and it can be challenging to understand what exactly do to, or how to do it. - - - In this short episode, Michael guides you through a simple process of finding your 'neutral pelvic posture'. He'll guide you through the exploration of your own pelvic movements, the muscles involved, and the influence it has on your spine and posture.  This unique style episode provides a focused concentration on how to better understand your body movement and create awareness around your core.  By the end, you will feel more equipped to answer questions related to pelvic movement, the pelvic loop (spirals of energy), and guide others through restoring a healthy pelvis and spinal posture. You'll also find the answers to questions like: What's an anterior tilt?  What's a posterior tilt?  Which one should I be doing?  How do I do pelvic tilts? How do I find my neutral posture? Why are pelvic tilts important?  How do pelvic tilts relate to posture? - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram   Paul Teodo's Instagram  - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional yoga teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
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March 25, 2021
Episode #27: The Power of Yoga from an Eastern Teacher with Paul Teodo
One of the most valuable ingredients that make a Yoga Teacher stand out from the rest is the level of genuine depth in their teaching style. It's one thing to lead a physical yoga practice, but it's another thing to inspire through words of wisdom. So, unless you've lived/studied in an Ashram for 10-15 years, then why not learn from someone who has. That is the typical life of an Eastern Yoga Teacher. To be completely immersed in the teachings of what "yoga" is. While in the Western world, yoga is mostly about exercise, when you can incorporate the wisdom from an Eastern Yoga Teacher, your professionalism and quality as a yoga teacher will sky rocket! - - - Listen to this 30-minute episode where Michael and Paul discuss the extreme life-changing benefits of learning from an Eastern Yoga Teacher. Particularly when it comes to teacher trainings, however, not limited to only trainings. Eastern teachers have a wealth of knowledge that is so deep, that could only have been developed over the span of 10 to 15 years. - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram Paul Teodo's Instagram   - - - Want to train with us and level up your practice and teaching style? Check out our Online Mentorship program - where we focus on getting you ready to stand out from the crowd and be the most professional yoga teacher you can be! Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program
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March 18, 2021
Episode #26: Drug Addict to Yogi Entrepreneur with Danni Pomplun
"Be it. Trust it." Arguably one of the most inspiring stories I've heard in a long time, Senior Yoga Teacher, Danny Pomplun, shares his journey where he went from drug addict to a well-respected yoga teacher. Growing up in East LA back in the day, and with a challenging child-hood, pushed Danni to leave home at the age of 16 years old and live on his own. Turning to drugs, sex work, and any means to help him survive, Danni has experienced life in a way that many of us have never seen, or imagined. Through a series of events, Danni was able to pull himself out of those toxic environments and grow into an inspiration for us all.  - - - Listen to this 45-minute episode where Paul interviews Danni on his life story that will inspire your day! From scrubbing toilets to leading trainings all over the world, Danni shares more than just his story, but his revelations throughout his life which is better than any self-help book you could pick up! - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us: Michael Henri's Instagram  Paul Teodo's Instagram  Going Pro: Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program Danni Pomplin's Instagram  Danni's Website  Danni's Podcast: Seeker and Sage
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March 10, 2021
Episode #25: Mastering the Art of Stretching, Flexibility, and Mobility with Michael Henri
Flexibility is a false sense of mobility. Who doesn't want to be more flexible, right? To be able to bend over, touch your toes; bend, and move without feeling stiffness, aches, and pains, to be able to move in ways that you could when you were younger. And isn't yoga FANTASTIC for stretching? (That's pretty much all it is right... ) Most people believe that yoga is stretching, and when you stretch you become more flexible. And that's the whole point, right? Not at all! And if you're a yoga teacher, it's very important that you understand the difference between stretching, flexibility, and mobility! - - - Listen to this 24-minute episode where Michael breaks down the difference between flexibility, mobility, and stretching and ultimately how to do all three in a safe and effective way! But more importantly, how to lead your classes in such a way as to support your students, and fully understand why, as yoga teachers, we cue certain movements or alignment points in particular poses. - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri's Instagram   Paul Teodo's Instagram 
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March 04, 2021
Episode #24: The Best Exercises to Support Your Personal Yoga Practice with Paul Teodo
Yoga is NOT a complete all-in-one practice.  While it's fantastic by itself... there are several things that you SHOULD do to complement your practice that is highly recommended for a completely well-rounded healthy body. If yoga is ALL that you do, you're likely to develop "weak" spots in your body. It's better to avoid these things from happening as they could lead to injuries in the long term. PLUS, with these well-rounded suggestions, your yoga practice will become easier and feel even better in your body. Generally, yoga is missing the following: pulling exercises cardiovascular exercise elasticity training Some of which can be incorporated into yoga practice with some creativity, however, it's not always the easiest. So we recommend finding other activities and exercises that can really supplement and make a difference in your body.  We also touch on the importance of a strong meditation practice and how that can make a MAJOR impact on your physical practice. - - - Listen to this 28-minute episode where Michael and Paul each share their own personal practices to supplement yoga to prevent those "weak" spots from becoming a problem down the line. The goal of this episode is to get you thinking about what might be missing from YOUR practice and how you can supplement your own potential "weak" spots with activities that can really make a difference! - - - If you liked this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri's Instagram   Paul Teodo's Instagram 
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February 25, 2021
Episode #23: How to Respond to Questions about Injuries as a Yoga Teacher with Michael Henri
Why are Yoga teachers expected to know everything about injuries?!? This is common in most professions that are considered in the health and wellness space. Particularly because yoga teachers are "Movement Therapists" and so, there is a myth that they should know everything about the body, and all the aches, pains, and injuries that come with it. Well, yes... and no... It's unrealistic for a Yoga Teacher to be fully trained to be able to answer questions about injuries and rehabilitation. Unless of course, they have a background that can speak to that! In this special edition episode, Michael breaks down the 3-Stages of Injuries, and how to best support your students when they bring their aches and pains to your attention. - - - Listen to this 25-minute episode Michael provides practical tips on how to respond to the common questions asked before and after yoga class. Learn about the 3-Stages of Injuries and how to best direct them to their next steps. Those steps could be to attend your class, or it could be to see another professional. Either way, this episode will provide clarity on how to navigate those tough questions! - - - If you enjoyed this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri   Paul Teodo  Byron de Marsé
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February 17, 2021
Episode #22: How to Make Eastern Yoga Accessible to the Western World with Byron de Marsé
It's not easy to understand "Yoga" entirely because of its depth.  Having originated in the Eastern world and migrating to the Western World, many powerful lessons have been lost on many of us.  While we understand some of these life-changing perspectives, the extent to which we can relate them to our audience can be challenging. Yoga doesn't have to be as complicated as it seems, and in this episode with Byron de Marsé, he shares his wisdom on how to connect the amazingness of the Eastern perspective of yoga to the modern-day world. More importantly, how you can use simple language and experiences from your life to inspire and lead others. - - - Listen to this 45-minute episode to get a glimpse of the wisdom that comes from Byron's 10,000 hours of teaching yoga. I wish we could have extended this episode even longer... and you'll feel the same way once you jump in and listen! While Byron gives us an inside look into his world, he also drops inspiring yet simple perspectives that, you'll end up walking away from this episode feeling better than you did before. - - - If you enjoyed this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - Going PRO Mentorship Program A 6-Week online mentorship program for Yoga Teachers who graduated from a 200HR training and don't feel confident teaching in the real world. Masterclasses start Feb 15th. ⁠For more information visit https://www.YttMasterClass.com If you have any questions, send us an email at info[at]yttmasterclass[dot]com - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri  Paul Teodo  Byron de Marsé
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February 10, 2021
Episode #21: Debunking the Rumors about taking a 200/300 HR Yoga Teacher Training with Paul Teodo
Have you heard about this rumor? The word on the streets is that taking a 200HR YTT is not meant to get you ready to teach in the real world! You'll have to take additional training, like a 300HR, to be ready to teach! That's BS! And a play for more money... Graduating from a 200Hr YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, and walking away with a certificate of being able to call yourself a "Yoga Teacher"... any training should be giving all the tools to do exactly that! Not an excuse/justification for the lack of preparation from trainers. (clearly some passion behind this one!) - - - Listen to this 25-minute episode to hear the truth behind why this rumor has spread and why it is becoming widely accepted as the 'norm', but more importantly how to not accept this rumor as fact!  We'll also share about the practical and fundamental tools needed to teach yoga in the real world, which include: Sequencing Teaching methodology Public Speaking Injury Prevention Practice Teaching - - -  If you enjoyed this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover the topic! - - - Going PRO Mentorship Program A 6-Week online mentorship program for Yoga Teachers who graduated from a 200HR training and don't feel confident teaching in the real world. Masterclasses start Feb 15th. ⁠For more information visit https://www.YttMasterClass.com If you have any questions, send us an email at info[at]yttmasterclass[dot]com - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri  Paul Teodo  
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February 03, 2021
Episode #20: How to Use Core Strength and Prevent Injuries in Your Body
Do you want to learn how important your core-muscles are? Or better yet, which muscles ACTUALLY make up your core (It's not what you think!) Most people get this wrong and think it's all about 6-pack abs and a tight stomach. But let's be honest... working on your core is not the most fun thing to do - In fact, it kind of sucks! (At least that's how most people feel!) - - -  Listen to this 31-minute episode to fully understand the importance of training core muscles. Learn what the two fundamental core muscles that affect your standing balance AND your arm balances! We talk about how to train them, and how it will make a MASSIVE difference in your personal practice.  It's also extremely beneficial to communicate these pointers with your students, so they can fully understand how a regular focus on core strengthening in yoga, can make such a HUGE difference with injury prevention and balance in the body! If you enjoy this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover it! - - - If you're a yoga teacher and you've said things like: “I don’t feel ready to teach.” “I’m afraid of saying the wrong thing.” “I wasn’t able to practice teaching enough” “I fell behind in my learning/teaching” “I haven’t caught up to the other teachers” “Maybe teaching yoga isn’t for me” Going PRO: A 6-Week online mentorship program for Yoga Teachers who graduated from a 200HR training and don't feel confident teaching in the real world. Masterclasses start Feb 15th. ⁠For more information visit https://www.YttMasterClass.com - - - This Podcast is Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri  Paul Teodo  
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January 27, 2021
Episode #19: When & How to Learn Hands-On-Adjustments as a New Yoga Teacher
Do you want to know how to do hands-on-adjustments? Regardless of your response, after listening to this episode, you'll become even more clear. Hands-on-adjustments is BIG topic in yoga, and we want to make sure you have a solid foundation on a few important things to consider before you: Start adjusting people. Pay money to learn how to do it. Decide if that's something you want to include in your tool-box (cause you don't have to)!  In this short episode, we answer a few common questions you've likely asked yourself about hands-on-adjustments.  Chances are this will be ONE of many episodes on this topic, so we started off by scratching the service and talking about some fundamentals for you to walk away with. Listen in, and let us know if you have a follow-up question(s) as we'll be sure to answer it/them, or discuss, on our next episode. Give someone a hug today! Namaste. - - - Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and,  internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. - - - Listen to this 28-minute episode to set yourself up with your next step with: performing or learning, hands-on-adjustments. If you enjoyed this episode (or any others), and you haven't given us some love, then here's what you can do: If you listen on Spotify, give us a follow and like! If you listen on Apple Podcasts, give us a subscribe, rating, and review! If you just listen to us, and you have a comment or question, send one of us DM. We'll make sure to cover it! Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri Paul Teodo  
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January 20, 2021
Episode #18: How Injuries in Yoga are Affecting the Industry
Over 30% of people who practice yoga suffer from an injury. That's terrifying as a new yoga teacher!!! The last thing you want to do is go out and start teaching and hurt people! (The whole goal is to help heal people, right?!?) This can easily be avoided, and if you are not feeling confident about your ability to create a safe environment for your students, then listen in! You'll walk away with some helpful tips on how to avoid injuries in your classes! - - - In this episode, Paul and Michael discuss the prevalence of injuries in yoga. What areas of the body are most often injured and why. As well as simple reflections on how you can adjust your teaching style (and/or practice) to avoid injuries in general. Regardless of your yoga (or medical) background, there is something in this episode for you. - - - Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and, internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Listen to this 30-minute episode to bring awareness to your teaching (and/or practice) so that you can avoid injuries in yoga. Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri Paul Teodo  
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January 13, 2021
Episode #17: How to Pick a Yoga Teacher Training You'll LOVE
Are you interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher?  If you're anything like me (Michael), you wouldn't know where to start on how to choose a training! I had NO CLUE, how to choose! Lucky for me, I was fortunate enough to sign-up for a yoga teacher training that fit my personality, and style, very well!  Not everyone is so lucky. . .  It's a competitive and growing industry, and like most things that get popular, there is a 'watered-down' effect that takes places. I doubt you want to sign-up for a training that is going to leave you feel shorted by the end.  Paul walks me through the best strategy on how to pick a yoga teacher training, and by the end of the episode, you'll know EXACTLY what you need to do next! You'll feel much better about choosing the right training for you! - - - In this episode, Michael, a brand-new yoga teacher, interviews senior teacher, Paul Teodo, and asks every question possible to walk away with a clear idea of how to pick a yoga teacher training you'll love. Not only that! But you'll be sure to get the proper training you need to go out into the world and demonstrate excellence! - - - Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and, internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Listen to this 40-minute episode to get clear on How to Pick a Yoga Teacher Training that you'll love! Connect with us on Instagram: Michael Henri Paul Teodo
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January 13, 2021
Welcome to the Going Pro Yoga Podcast (Formerly the Yoga Teacher Evolution Podcast)
Have you ever felt you didn't get all in training you needed from your 200HR YTT? You're not alone!  If you haven't fully experienced it yet, It is incredibly challenging to build momentum after graduating from your yoga teacher training. . .  ESPECIALLY, if you feel like you didn't get all the training you needed.  There is a lot of inconsistency in the yoga industry. No training is perfect, but there are certainly others that are more well rounded.  So if you feel like you are in need of some ongoing support and want to continue to learn from two experienced individuals in the space, then you're in the right place! Co-hosted by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and, internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri. Listen to this short trailer episode and you'll get the full breakdown of what this podcast is all about! Connect with the hosts on Instagram: Michael Henri Paul Teodo
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January 13, 2021
Episode #15: Chris Walker - Businessman to Yoga Teacher, Bali and Beyond (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Join us for another exciting episode and learn about Chris Walker’s journey to becoming a yoga teacher. Chris made his mark in the corporate world in West Coast California before moving to London and finally Bali. Chris’s tale is another powerful story of finding the North Star and living a life in alignment with purpose. Chris was a successful businessman with it all. On paper, he lived “the life” that we are all taught to dream of, but something was missing. Yoga entered his life and quickly became a guiding light of happiness and alignment.  Chris made the leap to become a yoga teacher after a series of challenging events that most of us can relate to. His story is inspiring and relatable as he was forced to answer life’s challenging questions that prompted him to evaluate his lifestyle. Chris lives in beautiful Bali and has made a name for himself as a prominent yoga teacher. His life is full of passion as he helps those live with purpose. Follow us along on Instagram Chris Walker website Chris Walker Instagram Brent Collier Michael Henri Paul Teodo
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January 06, 2021
Episode #14: Sara Agah Franti - A Mom Building a Business for the People of the World (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Sara Agah Franti is an entrepreneur, a people-worker, philanthropist, and a registered nurse. She mixes a bit of mom life with adventure as she builds her business in Bali. Until recently, Sara lived in San Francisco with her husband, the extremely talented musician, Michael Franti, but moved to Bali as a result of the coronavirus. Sara and Michael own the Soulshine retreat center in Bali where they regularly host events and retreats but now she is taking that game to the next level. Sara shares with Paul Teodo how the coronavirus changed her life forever and brought her to live in Bali. The change-up has created a unique opportunity for her to create a business for the people of the world. She talks about how she escaped the “rat race” to literally live in paradise here in Bali. Sara shares her past journey and dives into the major events that shaped the world that she knows today. As the wife of the world famous musician, Michael Franti, she has been blessed with success but refuses to let it be handed to her. She has staked her own claim in the world and rightfully has made a name for herself. She gives the people of the world her heart and offers her love with her all. Follow us along on Instagram Sara Franti website Sara Franti Instagram Sara Franti Facebook Michael Franti Instagram Soulshine retreat center website Soulshine Instagram Brent Collier Michael Henri Paul Teodo
50:15
December 23, 2020
Episode #13: Andrew Sealy - Creating Your Own Reality Through Yoga, Passion, and Love (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Andrew Sealy is one of those rare humans that has the potential to change your life forever just by one encounter. Andrew lives life on his own terms and is the creative director of his own reality. This episode is a heart-warming talk between long-time friends Andrew and Brent. Andrew lights up every room he walks into his heart of gold. You only need to spend a few seconds with Andrew to tap into his high vibration and positivity as you will quickly see in this episode. Andrew is a world-renowned yoga teacher, acroyoga teacher, Your Aligned Purpose cofounder, meditation teacher, movement master, vegan chef, GLO Vegan protein cofounder, entrepreneur, and so much more.  I have had the pleasure of knowing Andrew for over a decade now. I’ve been with him on his journey from the beginning and seen him grow into the incredible human being that he is. He looks at life through a different lens and sees the good, the beautiful, and the positive in everything. Andrew’s life changed when he started practicing yoga in college. Brent and Andrew share stories from back in the day and dive into some of the catalysts that propelled Andrew into becoming a yoga teacher. Becoming a yoga teacher wasn’t a path full of sunshine and rainbows. Andrew shares his struggles, challenges, and obstacles that he overcame during his journey to a yoga teacher. Andrew lives his life with intention, passion, and curiosity as he lives each and every day to its fullest potential. Andrew helps others realize their ultimate potential and realize their dreams by teaching them to look inside themselves and see what has always been.  Do it for the gram Website links Follow us along on Instagram Andrew Sealy Instagram GLO Vegan Protein Instagram Your Aligned Purpose Instagram Andrew Sealy website GLO Vegan Protein website Your Aligned Purpose website Brent Collier Michael Henri Paul Teodo
41:45
December 16, 2020
Episode #12: Adam Carney – East+West Yoga School: A Fusion of Traditional India with the Modern World (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Adam Carney is an entrepreneur, a world traveler, yoga teacher,  and the founder of East+West Yoga. His yoga teacher school is already one of the largest in the world with massive success in creating yoga teacher trainings in Bali and online. At the core, East+West yoga teacher trainings bring together traditional Indian Easter yoga teachers and commercially successful Western yoga teachers to create a unique experience from Eastern and Western philosophies. Like many of us, Adam was feeling burnt out from the grind of start-up life. He wanted a change and needed to switch things up. With a desire to further his yoga practice, Adam decided to become a yoga instructor but wanted more out of a yoga teacher training than his local studio could offer so he decided to go all-in and head to the source of it all, India. This yoga teacher training changed everything for him. He saw the world through different eyes, in a different light. Although he returned to the start-up life and jumped back into the rat race, it wasn’t long before his deeper appreciation for life took the reins and he found himself stepping away from his start-up to follow his inner calling. He came up with the idea to mix the traditional Indian yoga teacher teachings with a modern flair that would allow the student to have an experience second to none. He carried over his business experience and expertise into the yoga world to create a high quality yoga teacher training like no other. In this episode, Adam and Paul discuss the elements of creating a great yoga teacher training and how 2020 has changed the landscape of the yoga community. Adam also shares personal insights on being a successful entrepreneur and running a conscious business. East+West Yoga Website Follow along on Instagram Brent Collier Michael Henri Paul Teodo
56:31
December 09, 2020
Episode #11: Hanalei Swan - The Unstoppable 13 Year Old International Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, and Speaker (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
The final member of The Unstoppable Family, Hanalei Swan. She is the daughter of two superhumans and two of our favorite guests, Rhonda Swan (check out her episode here) and Brian Swan (check out his episode here). If Superwoman and Wolverine were to have a child, it would be Hanalei Swan. Only 13 years old, Hanalei is an international fashion designer, artist, author, international speaker & founder of 3 companies. She started traveling the world before she knew how to walk. Thanks to her uniquely diverse upbringing, she has experienced different countries, cultures, and communities around the world and has a powerful perspective about the world. She values the importance of sustainable living, diversity, and working with others, not against them. Brent and Hanalei talk about her unusual upbringing and how it shaped her to be the incredibly talented and gifted human she is today. She’s less than half my age but twice as wise. Hanalei grasps many life lessons that I am only starting to understand and has a maturity far beyond her age. Hanalei shares a few of the challenges she faced that are not typical of growing up in the world today. She is one of the most inspiring human beings that I have ever spoken with. Hanalei has renewed my hope in the next generation and is no doubt a leading individual of her generation. Don’t miss out on this exceptional episode for unparalleled inspiration. Follow along on Instagram International fashion designer, Hanalei Swan Hanalei Swan website Shop for Hanalei’s clothing Hanalei on the gram Hanalei official Facebook Brent Collier Michael Henri Paul Teodo
39:43
December 02, 2020
Episode #9: Kai Mata - The First Openly Gay Musician in Indonesia (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Kai Mata is a singer/songwriter raised between Indonesia and the USA with a heart of gold. She recently came out as Indonesia's first openly gay artist and has exploded in popularity. Being gay is a bold statement to make in a predominately Muslim and counservative country where marriage and procreation is a paramount part of society. Being gay in Indonesia is seldomly admitted outside of close friends and lovers because of the potential backlash of hate crimes and discrimination. Kai speaks with host, Paul Teodo, about the need for more awareness about LGBTQ+ rights in Asian countries, and the difficulties and responsibilities that come with authenticity in this captivating episode of The Rat Race Revolution Podcast. [Brent Collier] I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Kai personally for quite some time now and she is the real deal. She’s an incredible person with a good heart trying to make a real difference in the world the way she knows best - her music. She’s captivating, energizing, and an all around bundle of fun who fills my heart up everytime. Self-proclaimed as Indonesia’s first openly gay musician, Kai fliers the rainbow flag with pride. Indonesian is a very conservative country with society and laws that ostracize and discriminate against any and all non-heterosexual sexual orientations. She is a vocal activist for LGBTQ+ rights on and off stage. Kai Mata is an Indonesian Singer-Songwriter with a quirky-folk charm and vibrant lyricism that intertwine to cultivate connection. Listen to Kai Mata on Spotify here. With an emphasis on truthful storytelling, her shows are not solely performance, but also where audiences are invited into the world of sunlight to shadows. Her folksy debut album, Time to Shine, brought her to tour in the US, where she shared a beacon of light from her experiences discovering adulthood and love. In 2019, she stepped into the role as a musical pioneer for the LGBTQ+ Community in Indonesia with her Pride Anthem, So Hard. Though her songs celebrating love have often sparked national controversy and backlash, they also have propelled her to be featured across the world on the South China Morning Post, Pink News, Mashable, and Diva Magazine, to name a few. Her most recent single, Where Love Goes, shows a progression as Kai Mata heralds love in an unmistakably memorable, captivating way, with fragrant hooks from an enchanting whistle, harmonic layers of vocals, and driving, rhythmic instrumentation to keep the listeners captivated. Kai Mata: “I’m here to claim the space that is rightfully mine.” Get to know Kai Mata Listen to Kai Mata on Spotify Kai Mata YouTube Channel Kai Mata Instagram Kai Mata Facebook
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November 18, 2020
Episode #8: Brian Swan - The Unstoppable Surfer with an Unstoppable Appetite for Life (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
The one and only Brian Swan shares his extraordinary life of inspiration. Formerly a robotics engineer, Brian speaks about his shocking meeting with Elon Musk. After a few bad investments gone wrong, Brian took stock of what he valued most and prioritized his family above all else. He came face-to-face with a question that we all have: to what end do we work? For what? Brian ultimately made the decision to leave his "dream life" in San Diego to follow his own dreams. Brian is the dad of The Unstoppable Family that has been traveling the globe since 2008. Challenging the norm of what it means to raise a child in today's world, Brian and his wife, Rhonda, completely redefined life on their own terms. This nuclear family is by definition, Unstoppable, and lives up to the name in every way possible. This surfer may have left California, but the surf certainly has not left him! He makes it a priority to crush the waves in Bali, Indonesia and is able to share the experience with his daughter Hanalei Swan who paddles out with him. It's not just all about fun, Brian paddles with a purpose. He recently finished a charity paddle surfing fundraiser to help those in need in Bali. Brian is an entrepreneur at heart and recently launched a beard brand that he is very proud of. If you've got a beard, or someone in your life does, check out The Unstoppable Beard to keep your beard styled, soft, and under control. It's about Beards. It's about being Unstoppable. It's about time.
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November 11, 2020
Episode #7: Don't Sleep With Your Students (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Brent interviews Paul about being a yoga teacher/wellness professional in the wake of the #metoo movement, and the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries in the spiritual community. 
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November 05, 2020
Episode #6: Rhonda Swan - The Unstoppable Mama Takes On The World (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Rhonda Swan shares her inspiring story about what it took to build a life of her dreams. On paper, she had it all… the house, the car, and all the fancy "materialistic" things, but something was still missing. It was not the life she wanted to raise a child in so she gave it all up to focus on her family in a very progressive and uncanny fashion - by traveling. Follow her incredible journey from the highs to the lows and everything in between. Rhonda and her husband, part of The Unstoppable Family, traveled the world to live life to the fullest and give her daughter a profound childhood full of worldly experiences. All the while building a very successful 7 figure online business, the Unstoppable Branding Agency. Rhonda is one of the most inspiring people we have ever met. Her energy is captivating, her passion is unmatchable, and her heart is pure. This hot mama from the Unstoppable Family is not one to miss! Check out more The Rat Race Rebellion links and resources
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October 14, 2020
Episode #5: Managing Your Anxiety and Shifting Your Mindset (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Paul and Brent discuss the current state of the world and how it is manifesting a lot of anxiety for people. We discuss tools and techniques we learned from our own experiences and share them with you for managing your own stress and anxiety. We've been there. Brent knows the startup grind all too well and Paul shares how he made it through his own career change. Whether you are at a startup, established business, an entrepreneur yourself, or in a transition period, we hope these tips help motivate and inspire you to live the life of your dreams.
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October 12, 2020
Episode #4: Charlie Knoles - Popping the Guru Bubble (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Paul interviews renowned meditation teacher Charlie Knoles. They discuss his journey growing up as the son of a world famous meditation father, and finding a grounded approach to being a mentor and teacher without getting lost in the clouds. Charlie highlights his time working for Apple selling iPhones before he began sharing his message with the world.
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October 07, 2020
Episode #3: Dealing with Lower Back Pain (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Pain Paul interviews licensed physio, Michael Henri Lalonde, about how to manage and identify causes and relief for lower back pain. We discuss how yoga can be beneficial for people experiencing lower back pain, and how if done incorrectly it can cause it.
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October 02, 2020
Episode #2: Paul Teodo - Goodbye America, Hello World (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Brent interviews co-host, Paul Teodo, about his life growing up in Chicago, and transitioning from real estate to acting in Hollywood to yoga teacher to world traveler. 
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September 30, 2020
Episode #1: The Rat Race Crippled My Lower Back so I Moved to Bali (Rat Race Revolution Podcast)
Paul interviews co-host, Brent, about his back-breaking journey from technology consulting to the fast paced world of tech start-ups in San Francisco and how The Rat Race ran him into the ground. Brent discusses his journey out of the matrix and into a meaningful life living in Bali, Indonesia. After ignoring several wake up calls, he experienced so much back pain that he had to stop work and go on disability. He took a hard look at his lifestyle and reverse engineered his life to to create one worth living.
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September 23, 2020