Light Not Might

Light Not Might

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By Danielle Day
Saving the world while Celebrating yourself...as you actually are!

Light Not Might is about learning radical self-acceptance. Whether you're new to Yoga or have a deep practice, this is for everyone.

Danielle Day, badass yoga teacher trainer, presents her "organized storytelling" of yoga teacher training, lovingly illuminated through her unique style of humor, profanity, and Sanskrit.

Danielle has trained hundreds to become the best yoga teachers they can be. Her stories will give you insight into the world of Yoga and her quest to give people the tools to create their best lives.
More places to listen

More places to listen

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
In this episode, Danielle celebrates the grace, the light, and the beauty that is Carly Backman. Since graduating from Open Up in early 2015, Carly has taught internationally and pursued advanced training all over the world. Hear about her journey as a teacher, studying & teaching while traveling, and about her work volunteering with the International Rescue Committee. What is Trauma-informed teaching? How do yoga and social media co-exist? How do you “let yoga do the work”? We cover a lot of ground in this enlightening chat, so come on along! Follow Carly - @holacarly on IG and http://www.holacarly.com/ Take her class at: The Six at South Lake Union  Root Yoga in Columbia City  Sun Salutation Workshop October 6, 2019 - 1-3pm at Root Yoga And be inspired by the great work of the International Rescue Committee You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OpenUpYogaTT Yoga Alliance - https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=587
52:17
September 25, 2019
Don't Stop Believing
Pablo Casals said that “to the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.”  Sit in on a conversation between Danielle and Most Awesome Alumni, Aaron Maxwell, as they catch up and reflect upon the tradition, the legacy, and the mission of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training. Follow Aaron on Instagram or Facebook  Slow Retreats - Why (K)not Yoga Retreat with Aaron Maxwell  You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!  Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training  Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/  Twitter - https://twitter.com/OpenUpYogaTT  Yoga Alliance - https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=587
37:58
September 7, 2019
Side Hustlers Unite!
Sit down with recent graduates/alumni/rockstar early-career teachers, Emma Gonzalez, Katrina Muser, and Jake Grossman, as Danielle commemorates the 54th graduating group of Open Up! Teacher Training. Join the party and hear some insights from this fun round-table discussion. As always, a huge thank you to Get Zen Hot Yoga! You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OpenUpYogaTT Yoga Alliance - https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=587
15:51
September 4, 2019
Open Up with Juli
Listen in as Danielle celebrates Juli’s 200 RYT graduation. Learn about her journey becoming a Yoga Teacher while raising a family.  This is for anybody who’s ever self-identified as maybe ready…  Once again, a huge thank you to Get Zen Hot Yoga! You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OpenUpYogaTT Yoga Alliance - https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=587
19:07
September 4, 2019
Audrey's Journey
We love all our YTT alumni at Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training. For Danielle, the sweetest part of her gig is walking on the Path with luminescent, lovely yogis like Audrey. Listen in on a fun conversation between Open Up! Lead Trainer Danielle Day and early-career Rockstar Audrey Verginia about finding yoga, finding her voice and finding out how awesome of a yoga teacher you really can become when you Open Up! You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Get Zen Hot Yoga Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OpenUpYogaTT Yoga Alliance - https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=587
34:58
August 17, 2019
Adam! The Riehl Deal
Let’s hang out! Take a break and join Danielle and her very special guest, Adam Riehl. Adam is a dear member of the Open Up! family, Manager of Be One Yoga in Kirkland, and a kick-ass yoga teacher sharing his light in the community. We sit down and talk about a wide range of topics offering a glimpse into the Side Hustle to serve the community. Adam shares his experiences as a teacher and studio manager, and his struggles and achievements in his journey. This fun chat with one of America’s best loved teachers will put a smile on your face.  http://www.openupyogatt.com/home Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World
47:26
July 30, 2019
Thrown to the Wolves!
The scariest part of teaching yoga? When students complain about your yoga class.  What happens when yoga teachers get a thumbs-down on their class?  Hear Danielle’s take on handling student complaints in this behind the scenes look at the darker side of being a Lightworker.  For the student, for the teacher, and for the studio owner, there are insights and lessons for us all to learn and to share. Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
18:02
July 16, 2019
Ahead of the Curve
Yoga Alliance has changed its credentialing standards!  If you are shopping for a YTT program, be aware that new standards are taking effect in 2022. In this episode, I explain how Open Up! Teacher Training already meets the new Yoga Alliance credentialing standards, and has from the very beginning.  Over 54 sessions and hundreds of Teachers coming from our program ready to teach on day 1! You bet we're doing it right! https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=587 http://www.openupyogatt.com/sessions-1 http://www.openupyogatt.com/home
12:27
July 1, 2019
Choose Your Own Adventure at Advanced Teacher Training
 We are excited to announce our Advanced Teacher Training program!  Whether you’ve been through a 200 hour program or you haven’t, we have a place for you. Maybe you are suffering in silence yearning to teach. Perhaps you want some mentorship, or you’ve never taught to a whole group and need a boost. Maybe you want to start from scratch, or maybe you want to teach a new format like Hatha, Yin, Nidra, Restoratives, Sculpt, or Power Yoga, We can do it!  We’ve got it all, and we’re here to do it with you! http://www.openupyogatt.com https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=587 https://youtu.be/xAoYmoAQyN8
08:11
June 4, 2019
Ayurveda and Adult Beverages... Let's Party!
All kale and no play makes for a dull journey. When it’s time to party, what’s an awakened vehicle of light like yourself to choose? Assuming you’re not driving a car, teaching a class later, or caring for small children, raise your goblet of Rock! Grab a drink with Danielle, and explore which adult beverages are right for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in this lighthearted offering.  Lightworkers, We salute you! Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OpenUpYogaTT
25:11
May 5, 2019
From Student to Teacher - Interview with Emma Gonzalez & Jordan Seifert
Danielle hands over the show to Jordan Seifert & Emma Gonzalez. Jordan graduated from Open Up a year ago and has made Teaching her full-time career. Emma graduated  just two days ago and is diving into her auditions. Listen in on their conversation and learn about tips & tricks for yoga, the life of a yoga teacher, and the journey they each took to becoming teachers. Thank you to Get Zen for hosting our current training session and for letting us record the show! Check out their newest studio in Redmond Ridge. Namaste
30:09
April 6, 2019
A Yogi's Journey - Interview with Jake Grossman
Danielle sits down with recent alumnus/rockstar Jake Grossman to discuss his journey - finding yoga, diving into teacher training, and the transition between training and the launch of his new career in being a Yoga Teacher .  Is Jake living his yoga, earning his living AND making the world an even better place? Links: Jake Grossman: Instagram -  plantbased_jake Get Zen Hot Yoga - http://www.getzenyoga.com/ Open Up Yoga Teacher Training - http://www.openupyogatt.com/home
36:01
March 24, 2019
I Used to be Skinny; Now I'm Just Sexy
We all struggle with body image issues. Have you ever wondered how your yoga teachers feel about their bodies? Do you ever wonder if you "look the part"? Spend some time with Danielle, as she shares how she decided to quit worrying, and to learned to love her body...and herself, just as she is.  "To love is to first accept yourself as you actually are. To dream of the you that you wish to become is to waste the you that you are now." - Thich Nhat Hanh As yoga teachers, it's our job to model radical self-acceptance and love.
27:11
March 10, 2019
Start From Scratch Every Day - The step-by-step recipe for maintaining a personal practice
The scariest part of yoga might just be opening the door to your local yoga studio. Danielle breaks it down, offering inspiration, tips, & strategies for you to embark upon your journey. "I am so inspired every day by the potential for one's personal practice to save one's soul." - Danielle Day
36:13
March 8, 2019
How to Live Your Yoga and Earn Your Living
Ever wonder how yoga teachers do what they love, love what they do, AND pay their bills?   Danielle shares her stories of struggle, vision boards, and financial freedom in this heartfelt podcast about The Side Hustle to Save the World.
26:37
March 8, 2019
The ABC's of Establishing a Personal Practice
Remember the Movie "Inside Out?"  Well, it turns out, that within this Disney/Pixar movie lie the secrets to optimizing Yogic Living.  Take the Ayurvedic Dosha Quiz and buckle up for a bumpy ride through the sister science of Yoga.
33:55
March 7, 2019
Slow is the New Fast
Ever wonder why nothing "bad" ever seems to happen to your yoga teachers? Well, knock on wood and kick back with this diatribe for the Yoga Tribe. Danielle shares her secrets to looking young, avoiding chronic illnesses and maintaining an impeccable driving record.
20:30
March 6, 2019
How to Prepare for Yoga Teacher Training with Open Up! Yoga
So, you are taking the plunge. You're all registered for your 200 Hour RYT. Good for you! Wondering how to prepare for your journey? Danielle walks you through, step by step, all the ways to get a jump start. It's going to be a lot of fun, it's going to be a lot of work, but this is for you! What you are attracting to yourself and your life is a path forward where you are going to understand how strong you are, how kind you are, how great you are, how much you are loved, and how you have something special to offer the wider world.  Reading List - http://www.openupyogatt.com/reading-list/ Yoga 108 App - iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yoga-108/id908577727 Yoga 108 App - Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yogiclife&hl=en_US Other Resources - http://www.openupyogatt.com/resources   Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OpenUpYogaTT
26:21
March 5, 2019
What is Open Up Yoga Teacher Training?
Shopping around for Yoga Teacher Training? Danielle explains the daily routines, priorities, and passions of the Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training program. Learn more about what makes the region's most-experienced, best-loved Teacher Training program special. You'll find out what to expect in your training and what sets Open Up apart from other teacher training programs.  Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OpenUpYogaTT
51:07
March 4, 2019
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