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Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: Learn Anatomy, Philosophy, Business and More

Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: Learn Anatomy, Philosophy, Business and More

By Jeremy Devens
Whether you want to teach yoga or not, the best way to learn and uncover all of the incredible benefits yoga has to offer is to learn like a teacher. Based on 11yrs and 7000hrs of experience, in this podcast you'll learn the history, philosophy, in-depth anatomy, meditation, sequencing, cueing, business and everything that goes into both teaching and practicing in great yoga classes.
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82: What Makes An Offer Irresistible? Examples You Can Learn From
Join the FREE Workshop: Thrive Teaching Online at www.thriveteachingonline.com/workshop
33:29
April 29, 2022
Class Attendance Dropping? Avoid These 5 Marketing Mistakes To Attract More Students With Less Stress
Join the FREE Live Workshop: Thrive Teaching Online at www.thriveteachingonline.com/workshop One of the most common questions I hear from yoga teachers is "how do i grow my classes?" Should you focus on Instagram, or YouTube or something else? In the Thrive Teaching Online Workshop I'll share a much more empowering question to ask yourself to reliably grow your audience every day, with way less effort, even when you're not teaching! Today I address the question of "what do you do when your class attendance is dropping." How do you show up when nobody shows up? I encourage you to think outside of the box of weekly drop in classes, so everything I share here will apply to classes, but also workshops, courses and other offers that I teach step by step inside of the Thrive Teaching Online coaching program. Topics Covered In This Episode 1 - Why this Bhagavad Gita quote is so relevant to your business and marketing: “You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of the work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction.” 2 - The common mistake of comparing your internal experience to someone else external results. Comparing your internal thought process and behind the scenes to their likes, comments, views and shares without knowing how they got to those results. Limiting Belief: "If I want growth like successful teachers, I need to model their __________ The Truth: "If I want growth like successful teachers, I need to model their ___________ 3 - Why so many teachers fall into the "Homer Simpson With A Shotgun" method of marketing Limiting Belief: "People aren't coming to my classes because  _____________" The Truth: "People come to my classes when _________" 4 - Why you can't hide it if you start marketing from desperation. Limiting Belief: "If this class grows *then* I'll ________" The Truth: "When I know what result I want to have, I can ________ and getting that result will become inevitable." 5 - The pains of marketing from obligation Limiting Belief: "I *need* to be on Instagram"  The Truth: "I can _________ my _______________!" Thanks For Listening! Jeremy Devens, Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training, Thrive Teaching Online
34:05
April 25, 2022
80: Why Your Yoga Business Is Struggling To Survive
Signup for the FREE workshop: Thrive Teaching Online at thriveteachingonline.com/workshop In 2016, after 5 years of yoga certifications, I realized something was missing. I had a ton of personal and spiritual growth, but almost no material or financial growth. I moved around Austin from one guest room to another until I found a place I wanted to live with awesome roommates. When I asked how much it cost to live there I said "oh wow, nevermind, I wont be able to afford that." The cost was $500 a month. With all bills and food included.  I started to question the path I was on. How could I serve my students if I can't even pay my bills? So instead of taking another yoga training, I took a business training. For six years I studied with some of the best marketing, sales and business teachers in the world. This was not separate from my spiritual path at all. It was the best thing I could have done for my personal growth. The teachers I resonated with most lived yogic principles like ahimsa and aparigraha. They also happened to be the most successful ones.  Since then, I've become more confident, focused, and more myself than ever before. As a reflection of my internal growth, my business has seen massive growth too. After 500k+ podcast downloads and creating a six figure business doing only work I love, I want to give back. If you want to grow your yoga business and see similar results, then I created something you'll love. It's a free workshop called Thrive Teaching Online on Tuesday April 26th at 2pm CST. I'm opening this workshop to the public, and offering 1-1 mentoring to a few dedicated teachers. This is for you if you want to increase your income, grow your audience and transition to only doing work you love. My goal is to help you achieve those results and save years of trial, error, overwhelm and frustration. If you’re interested, go to thriveteachingonline.com/workshop to sign up for the free workshop. 
15:50
April 19, 2022
79: Use Vedic Astrology To Overcome Doubt And Stand Out In Your Teaching
As yoga teachers we all experience doubts, fears, setbacks and obstacles. That is unavoidable, and the more you teach, the more you'll experience these challenges. The question is not how to prevent them, but how to navigate them when they arise. Today I'll share how to use Vedic Astrology, the ancient sister science of yoga to better understand your strengths, weaknesses and opportunities as a teacher. I'll share examples of how I've used this as well as teachers in the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training, so that you can better live in alignment and integrity with your unique gifts and purpose.  Get your free birth chart: https://www.quietmindastrology.com Follow on Instagram: @quietmind.yoga Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Astrology Podcast http://www.quietmindastrology.com Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens
22:58
February 13, 2022
78: Vedic Astrology 101 - The Sister Science of Yoga
🌞 What's your sign? You might think of yourself as an Aries or Taurus or Gemini, but did you know that the Sun was most likely not even in that sign on the day you were born? This is one of the biggest differences between Western and Vedic Astrology, the topic of today's episode. How can this ancient practice help you understand yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses and improve your teaching? Ill share on today's episode! Learn your TRUE Sun Sign: https://www.quietmind.yoga/sunsign Want to create a career teaching yoga beyond the RYT200? Subscribe for updates to learn about a special new offer coming in March 2022 at http://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Get the free Essential Yoga Pose Guide: http://www.quietmind.yoga/poseguide Follow on Instagram: @quietmind.yoga Follow on YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Astrology Podcast http://www.quietmindastrology.com Quietmind Yoga Podcast (Free Classes) http://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens
22:38
February 02, 2022
77: Why I Stopped Planning Classes (and What Works Instead)
Want to create a career teaching yoga beyond the RYT200? Subscribe for updates to learn about a special new offer coming in March 2022 at http://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Get the free Essential Yoga Pose Guide I mention in this episode here: http://www.quietmind.yoga/poseguide Follow on Instagram: @quietmind.yoga Follow on YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Astrology Podcast http://www.quietmindastrology.com Quietmind Yoga Podcast (Free Classes) http://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens
32:13
January 26, 2022
76: The Most Important Thing To Focus On When Teaching
As teachers it can be overwhelming to know what to focus on. There are so many amazing aspects to yoga from the anatomy to philosophy to cueing that it can be easy to want to include it ALL in every class. Unfortunately, if you try to say everything in a class, you end up saying nothing. And if you never know what to focus on when teaching your classes and your own energy will become scattered, unfocused and you'll eventually get burned out and discouraged from teaching. You might even just decide to quit teaching all together. So what do you focus on instead? It's simpler and more obvious than you might think, but I've been to plenty of classes where the teacher forgets to do this, and you may have too. It's an easy mistake to make, but it's also a simple mistake to avoid. I'll share how in today's episode! Get the free Essential Yoga Pose Guide I mention in this episode here: http://www.quietmind.yoga/poseguide Follow on Instagram: @quietmind.yoga Follow on YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Astrology Podcast http://www.quietmindastrology.com Quietmind Yoga Podcast (Free Classes) http://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens
33:44
January 19, 2022
22 Ways To Improve Your Teaching in 2022
Hire a business coach (email me at jeremy@quietmind.yoga to see if I can support you or point you in the right direction) Set an intention and review it daily Take new yoga classes Take new non yoga classes Set a 10 minute timer to move intuitively Take singing lessons Do vocal warm ups on YouTube Take speaking lessons or read a book on public speaking Watch inspiring talks from teachers on any subject (such as TED talks) Focus on a core competency to develop (anatomy, philosophy, etc) Buy three books on that subject and set a deadline to have read them or turned them into topics for classes you teach Try a sequencing app like Tummee Get insurance (http://www.quietmind.yoga/insurance) Track your classes (attendance, theme, etc) with a spreadsheet or a notebook - what gets measured gets improved Track your online output (what gets measured gets improved) Post a FB Live video Make a goal to post to social media daily for a month Make a YouTube video Make a business website File paperwork to make an LLC Host an in person event or workshop Start an email list Follow on Instagram: @quietmind.yoga Follow on YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Astrology Podcast http://www.quietmindastrology.com Quietmind Yoga Podcast (Free Classe) http://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens
36:48
January 05, 2022
“By The First Session I Knew I Would Get More From The QYTT Than My Previous Training” - With Trish Evenson, Graduate of the QYTT
Today is the LAST day to join the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt In this interview Trish shares her concerns about taking an online YTT and her unfortunate experience with trying another YTT before joining the QYTT. Lots of great insights here from Trish who is now less than one year into teaching and leading excellent classes for all students from all backgrounds. Enjoy! Jeremy
36:56
September 23, 2021
"It Has Been Life Changing" - One Year After The QYTT With Shannon Borthwick
Sign up for the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt - Enrollment closes this Friday at Midnight CST One year ago Shannon joined the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training with no teacher training background and within weeks was teaching great classes that her classmates loved in the QYTT practice teaching sessions. After training I was looking for a new teacher to join as a teacher for the Quietmind Yoga Membership and knew Shannon would be perfect and was ready to teach. Since then she has taught dozens of amazing classes and built up an awesome library of classes in all styles with a wide range of themes from anatomy to chakras to mudras, all with skills she learned in her QYTT. She shares lots of great insights for you if you're thinking about taking the QYTT, super grateful for Shannon's insights and perspectives here!
25:39
September 22, 2021
71: How I Became A Yoga Teacher
Join the FREE 60 Minute YTT Workshop at http://www.quietmind.yoga/yttworkshop The most life-changing thing I’ve done was take a Yoga Teacher Training. I didn't take it to become a teacher, though. I took a Yoga Teacher Training to learn more about my self, my health and improve my yoga and meditation practice. It did all of that and so much more than I could have imagined. In today’s episode I share my story of how I became a teacher from childhood, to my first YTT to today. If you have been wanting to expand your practice and considering becoming a teacher by taking a YTT there are now more options than ever before to become a certified teacher, but not all trainings are the same. Since starting the Yoga Teacher Training podcast in 2019 I have heard from people all over the world who have had a disappointing and discouraging experience in their YTT, so I created this workshop to save you years of confusion and frustration. To help you know exactly what to look for and what to focus on for your own practice, your health and, if you desire, creating a career doing work you love, teaching yoga. It's called "The 60 Minute YTT: 10 Keys to Confidence, Clarity and Creating A Career Doing Work You Love Teaching Yoga" If you've been curious about Yoga Teacher Training you'll learn a ton at this workshop, so come ready to take notes Register at this link to get all the details: http://www.quietmind.yoga/yttworkshop See you at the workshop! Jeremy
37:32
September 15, 2021
"There Are Too Many Teachers" - The Myth vs The Math
Join the FREE 60 Minute YTT Workshop at http://www.quietmind.yoga/yttworkshop - Already a certified teacher? You'll learn a ton from this too! By joining you get access to our private pop-up Facebook group. By joining the workshop live you enter to win a free Vedic Astrology reading ($247 value). Today I talk about the common myth and fear that "there are too many yoga teachers." I share why this is a common and valid concern, as well as the reasons I believe this is just not true - along with the stats and math to back it up! If you find this helpful you'll love what I share at next week's free workshop.  Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens
22:45
September 09, 2021
What Is The Best Online Yoga Teacher Training? (Free Workshop)
Register for the FREE workshop "The 60 Minute YTT - 10 Keys to Confidence, Clarity and Creating a Career Teaching Yoga" at http://www.quietmind.yoga/60minuteytt One of the most common questions I hear is “what is the best online yoga teacher training? In this episode I will address this question as well as some of the other most common questions I hear from people before, during and after taking their YTT. I’ll share some of the most important things to look for and why I created my free workshop to help you address these questions live on Sept 16th. Whether you want to join a YTT just for yourself or you are considering a career as a yoga teacher, there are 10 important things to consider that will help you gain clarity, build confidence and create a sustainable, thriving career as a teacher. I’ll share all of them in the free workshop, and some of the important highlights in this episode. The next Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training is opening soon. Whether you decide to train with me or another teacher, I'll make sure you know what to look for and avoid the common mistakes that people make in choosing a YTT. Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens
20:00
September 04, 2021
68: How To Overcome The Fear Of Failure
Join the waitlist for the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt - Fall 2021 enrollment opens soon! Special announcement coming next week. Today’s topic comes from a discussion with Danika, a newer teacher in Austin navigating the fear of putting yourself out there and possibly failing that comes with teaching yoga. I’ll share a personal story about a failure I experienced and how important it is to consider what failure means to you. What is at the root of the fear of failure? Is it a False Expectation Appearing Real? Is it a F. Everything And Run situation?! Towards the end I share the two most helpful ways I have found to think about failure and why it is ESSENTIAL to growth. Subscribe to the new Yoga Teacher Training YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNq1aoW2zpcivCSG50O9HQ Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens, failure
27:56
August 25, 2021
67: 7 Dos and Don'ts After Graduating Teacher Training
Join the waitlist for the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Today’s topic comes from my discussion with my mentee Cait Rumak in Staten Island. She is nearing the end of our time working together and asked what I recommend doing after she is finished. Today I’ll share what I did and what I’ve noticed that successful teachers do after finishing Yoga Teacher Training. I’ll also share what NOT to do! DONT teach yoga to everyone lose the momentum stop teaching just go into more trainings without implementing anything stop being a student try to rush your process be harsh on yourself DO Be a yogi, rather than teaching yoga Keep the momentum going; volunteer, clean the floors, be in the community, create gatherings, etc Start teaching at least once a week keep implementing what you learn from each training always have a next training, workshop, mentorship, retreat or course you’re doing and things on the horizon Always think long term Approach your own path as a student with as much kindness and care as you would teaching approach teaching your students You can watch the video for this episode on the new Yoga Teacher Training YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNq1aoW2zpcivCSG50O9HQ Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens
26:41
August 18, 2021
66: "You Must Know This Advanced Pose Before You Can Teach Yoga"
Join the Yoga Teacher Training waitlist at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Have you ever felt like you need to know more advanced postures before you can feel confident with teaching yoga? Have you ever heard someone say “i’m not flexible or strong enough to do that pose”? I’ll address these common beliefs and the deeper truths beneath them. For example, do you know how many people in the world practice yoga? And how many of them consider themselves “advanced”? I’ll share all about advanced poses on today’s episode. You can watch the video for this episode on the new Yoga Teacher Training YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNq1aoW2zpcivCSG50O9HQ Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens, Advanced Asana
28:38
August 10, 2021
65: "From Total Anxiety To The Best I've Ever Felt" With Angie Knight
Today I welcome back one of my mentors Angie Knight to talk about her experience through the challenges of 2020, and how she went from a really challenging experience to feeling "the best I have ever felt" despite all of those challenges. As always, Angie has great insights to share and I'm grateful to share this interview with you! Angie's workshop is coming up at https://www.angieknightyoga.com/webinar Watch the video our interview at https://youtu.be/DCXXz0kyH7U Join the waiting list for the next Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT, Jeremy Devens, Angie Knight, 
31:43
July 27, 2021
64: Why I Don't Recommend Teaching "Peak Poses"
Today's episode comes from a discussion with a student in the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training about "Peak Poses." This is a common way of teaching that involves building up to an intermediate or advanced pose within a class. There are many pros and cons to consider with this and I'll share what I found after experimenting with this approach many times over the years and encourage you to build on my experience to find what works best for you.  Join the waiting list for the next Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Get the new free Essential Yoga Poses guide at http://www.quietmind.yoga/poseguide Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT
18:17
July 21, 2021
63 Asana: What Are We Doing When We Practice Postures?
Get the free guide of essential cues at http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues  Modern life pulls our energy in a million directions. Overwhelm, burn out, feeling distracted and scattered are normal side effects of living our modern fast paced, mostly online lives. I believe yoga and particularly asana practice has become so popular in recent years not because of the common perception that people are focused on their outward appearance, but because asana is an invitation away from the noise into the clear, calm center underneath all the noise.  In this episode I share a personal experience of realizing just how ungrounded I was and just how much asana could be the thing to help get me back 'down to earth' and grounded. I'll share three things that asana provides that is unlike nearly any other physical movement or practice and why it can be the perfect remedy to our modern lifestyles. I'll share about integrating the ancient source texts of yoga with modern neuroscience and understanding of trauma informed embodiment practices. This helps make asana far more than just a performance of flexibility, but an opportunity to be centered and embodied moment to moment.  Join the waiting list for the next Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses, Maslow, Mind/Body, Yoga History, Quietmind Yoga, QYTT
31:37
July 14, 2021
62: Use The Poses To Get Into Your Body, Rather Than Using Your Body To Get Into The Poses
Why do you practice postures? Today and over the next 3 episodes let's explore what it really is that we are doing when we do yoga. Is it to reach a goal of flexibility? Is it to be present in the body? Is it to tune out from life for an hour in a day? What if all perspectives can be valid and appropriate and the real aim is to develop your inner authority that knows which perspective is in alignment for you? I'll share insights from all the way back at my very first yoga class and how that continues to shape my practice and perspective today, as well as thoughts from my mentors, historical teachers, the source texts of yoga and modern science. Look forward to sharing with you! Join the waiting list for the next Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Keywords: Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher, YTT, Asana, Postures, Poses, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Poses
21:51
July 11, 2021
61: How To Make Money Teaching Yoga In Your First Five Years
Sign up for the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt -- Already completed a 200hr training? Message me for a discount!  How do yoga teachers make a living?  What are some of the ways they make money?  Are the Google numbers true that say yoga teachers can make from 30k a year to 300k a year?  I'll lay out a simple outline based on my own experience and conversations with other experienced teachers over the years for how you can go from teaching for free to teaching as your full time career, if you desire. I'll walk you through to what to expect in your first few years as far as income and what kind of opportunities to focus on. Should you teach at a studio? What about workshops, retreats and private sessions? I cover it all in todays episode.  Thanks for listening! Jeremy
42:11
June 18, 2021
60: Create Your Ayurvedic Routines
Get the free guide to create your Ayurvedic routines at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ayurvedicroutine Today’s episode was inspired by Quietmind Yoga teacher Satchie Wolfe who recently had her first child and is wanting to create daily routines in this new phase of life. I have not had a child myself but I have had countless major life changes where I needed to change my routines and find new ones. Ayurveda has been invaluable for this. I’ll share some of the best morning, afternoon and evening routines to consider for all doshas. Get the free PDF for this episode at https://www.quietmind.yoga/ayurvedicroutine This is a preview of the upcoming Summer Solstice event Ayurveda For The Summer Season - Free for Quietmind Yoga Members. Not a member? You can get the 7 day free trial and join just for the workshop. This workshop was $37 on it’s own the last time I offered it but you can get that and the 300+ classes of the Quietmind Yoga Membership for $27/mo and cancel anytime. RSVP for the event when you login to the Membership at http://www.quietmind.yoga Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quietmindyogateachertraining Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: ayurveda, teaching yoga, Jeremy Devens, quietmind, quiet mind, 300hr, ryt, continuing education, yoga teacher, dinacharya, vata, pitta, kapha, doshas, yoga philosophy
24:48
June 11, 2021
59: 9 Types Of Cues To Include In Every Class
Join the Cue With Confidence course at http://www.quietmind.yoga/cuewithconfidence A little challenge I’ve had for myself over the years is to figure how to say as much as possible about a pose in as few words as possible - while also speaking to all levels of students and giving them options so the class feels personalized - while also integrating anatomy and philosophy lessons that are relevant - while giving lots of space for the student to have their own experience and listen to their body’s needs. There are infinite ways to cue a pose and I encourage you to find your own and I’ve found dozens of cues and really efficient phrases that do all of the above - distilling 10 years of trial and error as a teacher into 2 1/2 hr workshop I’m teaching in the Cue With Confidence Workshop. Today I’ll share how to frame this through 9 types of cues that great teachers include in every class. This is not something that is traditionally taught in teacher trainings, but something I have observered from 12 years of practice and 10 years of teaching. Listen in to hear about these cues and how they can significantly improve the quality of your classes and the experience of your students! We all know to cue with the breath. Inhale, do x. Exhale, do y. This is a great foundation but there are 8 other types of cues that you can easily include in every class to give students a much more well-rounded experience while integrating all aspects of yoga beyond just the poses. I'll teach you when, why and how to include all 9 types of cues, no matter what style of yoga you teach. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quietmind.yoga Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: cueing, teaching yoga, Jeremy Devens, quietmind, quiet mind, 300hr, ryt, continuing education, yoga teacher
20:46
May 15, 2021
58: Why Cueing Is The Most Important Skill of Teaching
Join the Cue With Confidence course at http://www.quietmind.yoga/cuewithconfidence Nearly all yoga teaching is happening online right now. Teaching online creates a lot of unique challenges: You can't use physical assists. You can't always see your students clearly. Students need to hear each word you say clearly You can't go over to talk to students 1-1 Every word you say matters more than ever Cueing is the most important skill for yoga teachers to develop, especially if you're teaching online, and this workshop will address all of these needs. With these skills you can build a thriving online yoga community and livelihood. In the book "The One Thing" they ask the question "What's the One Thing I can do / such that by doing it / everything else will be easier or unnecessary?" - in teaching yoga I believe the one thing you can focus on that makes everything significantly better is cueing. A new student coming to your class can know within minutes wether you they would come back or not. They know because of your cues. An experienced student will keep coming back because your cues add insight and depth to their practice. As a teacher, nearly every word you say from the beginning to the end of class is a cue that is either clear or unclear. Clarifying or confusing. So how do we define what a cue is? Have you noticed there are different types of cues? What are some examples of effective vs ineffective cues? I'll share in today's episode. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quietmind.yoga Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy
17:13
May 04, 2021
57: Say This To Immediately Improve Your Cues
Join the Cue With Confidence course at http://www.quietmind.yoga/cuewithconfidence Last week I shared 6 of the most common mistakes that new teachers make with their cues. Today I will share what I suggest to do instead. These suggestions will help you create more clarity in your teaching and help your students focus on their practice of embodiment and presence in your classes. With experience and practice you can become great at cueing and be able to say just the right thing at just the right time. To review last week, the common mistakes I'll follow up on are: Using passive instructing Not using trauma informed language Teaching too fast Requiring students to look at you Not managing your state before you teach Being self conscious I'll share about these and 6 more common mistakes at the upcoming workshop. I'll also share the 9 types of cues to include in each class. You might already do some of these without knowing it, and may be missing some of these without knowing it. Including all 9 helps you create a more well rounded class that better serves your students. Learn more and enroll now at https://www.quietmind.yoga/cuewithconfidence FREE PDF Guide: 13 Essential Cues: http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues Thanks for listening! Jeremy
29:21
April 29, 2021
56: 6 Cueing Mistakes That New Teachers Make
What you say matters. Especailly as a yoga teacher, every word counts. Sometimes just the smallest variation of how you say something can completely change your student’s experience of what you said. A phrase that you feel is helpful could come accross as unclear, confusing or potentially even triggering of past trauma. Sometimes we say too much or too little. With experience and practice we can learn to say just the right thing at just the right time. Today I’ll share some of the most common mistakes that new teachers make, including: Using passive instructing Not using trauma informed language Teaching too fast Requiring students to look at you Not managing your state before you teach Being self conscious I’ll share my suggestions of what to do instead on the next episode. For now, take some time to just sit with these topics and notice them in classes you teach and attend. What woudl you do differently and why? This is a great way to practice svadyaya (self study), part of the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Come to your own conclusions, then I’ll share mine on the next episode. I’ll share in much more detail, including step by step cues and exercises for you to practice and find your way of cueing at the Cue With Confidence workshop: https://www.quietmind.yoga/cuewithconfidence (promo code for you below) Cue with Confidence Saturday May 15: Noon to 2:30pm CST Promo code: YTTPOD for $20 off until Apr 30 FREE PDF Guide: 13 Essential Cues: http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues
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April 22, 2021
55: The Best Yoga Mat For You - 11 Things To Consider
What is the best yoga mat for you? I have had the same mat for 7 years and it's still going strong! The only reason I bought a new one is for the color, which is one of the 11 factors to consider when buying a yoga mat. What mat is going to be most durable? What have I seen from countless studios, teachers, students and my own experience with dozens of brands of mats? Hopefully this podcast saves you some time and money to invest in a mat that will last you a long time.  The 11 factors I'll share about are:  Purpose of the mat Cost Grip Thickness Durability Size Portability Environmental Gimmicks / Alignment guides Warranty Color / Design Free Essential Guide to Yoga Cues: http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/  Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts  Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts  Thanks for listening!  Jeremy
29:26
April 13, 2021
54: Inside The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training (Starts Next Week!)
What makes a YTT stand out? Why would you pick one over another? With 17+ years in wellness I have learned what makes an exceptional Teacher Training and that is why I initially created the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training in 2019. Today I share some of my absolute favorite and most essential insights from the whole 200 hour program - from anatomy, to philosophy to ayurveda to trauma informed teaching and everything in between. I cover a lot of ground and share how I weave it into classes and why it is so essential that we as teachers include all of these core competencies in our teachers so we can best serve each student we work with. I share about my lineage of teachers from Krishnamacharya to the source texts of 1750s BCE to modern exercise science and kinesiology. It all weaves together in the beautiful space of practicing yoga and meditation. I share a quote from a QYTT Grad Patricia about why there can never be “too many yoga teachers” and why there has never been a better time to become a teacher than right now. I also touch on the business of teaching as I've learned from the lead sales training for Tony Robbins and other great teachers outside of the yoga realm. The QYTT starts next week! Learn more and sign up at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Want to work with me for FREE? I am hosting a free workshop this Saturday: Ayurveda For The Spring Season at http://www.quietmind.yoga/springworkshop Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training: http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt FREE Essential Guide to Yoga Cues: http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy
40:30
March 16, 2021
53: How Do I Know If I’m Doing A Pose Correctly?
One of the most common questions that new teachers have his “am I doing this pose correctly?” This is a great question and really important to know if you're going to teach that pose. What do you look for? What should it feel like in your body? Is there really even just one correct way to do a pose? There are some important questions to consider when we're talking about a posture. First of all, whose standards are you following? Some lineages of yoga say that you have to do chair pose with your knees together and arms overhead. Other lineages say that you should adapt each pose to the individual student. Which one is correct? Is there a place for both? The word alignment gets thrown around a lot in the yoga context, but what does it really mean? It's really understand the postures we need to answer these questions and decide on what standards we are following and how we are choosing to define ‘in-alignment’ vs ‘out of alignment.’ Often these definitions are not as clearly defined as you might think. How can we define alignment? How can we know if a pose is correct or incorrect? Is that even a context that we want to frame our teaching in? I'll share 5 questions to consider that I teach about in my Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training to help you feel confident practicing and teaching all of the most common poses. Once you understand how to apply this to one pose you start to see how it applies to all poses. Whose standards are you following? How do you define Alignment? What are the common misalignments in this pose? What anatomical actions are happening in the pose? What are the possible progressions of this pose? These are things I weave into everything I teach in the Teacher Training, the Quietmind Yoga Podcast and the Quietmind Yoga Membership. If you find this helpful, leave a review on Apple Podcasts or send me a message on Instagram @jeremy.quietmind Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training: http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt FREE Essential Guide to Yoga Cues: http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy
41:12
March 05, 2021
52: How To Memorize Sequences
Signup for the next Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training info session at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt How do you memorize sequences? If you're going to teach a class or going to audition for a studio you might be feeling nervous or doubting yourself. I totally get it! I have experienced this too and I'll share my story of how I doubted myself at an audition and how it reinforced some really important lessons that I'll share with you today. I'll share the 5 things I find most helpful for memorizing sequences / preparing to teach classes. After teaching 5000+ classes I've made the mistake of going against all of these ideas at one time or another and found my classes to be far more effective when I approach them with these 5 things in mind.  Have questions or requests for future episodes? Email me at jeremy@quietmind.yoga Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training: http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt FREE Essential Guide to Yoga Cues: http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy
27:46
February 10, 2021
51: The Secret To Teaching Great Classes: The Sequencing Bell Curve
Enroll in the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt -- Learn 10 Core Competencies including Anatomy, Philosophy, Asana, Meditation and Teaching Skills such as today's topic: The Sequencing Bell Curve Today I am sharing something I use in every class I teach. This is essentially the 'secret' that I discovered from attending thousands of classes and refined through teaching thousands of classes myself. In this podcast I'll share: How to teach in a way that addresses all of the gunas (qualities) of energy. How to meet your student's energy where they are at and take them through a practice towards feeling great mentally and physically. How to know when to teach what kinds of poses - when it makes sense to be more or less active in a sequence How the Sequencing Bell Curve helps students build better mind muscle connection How the Sequencing Bell Curve helps students increase mind muscle connection and build up to advanced poses How the Sequencing Bell Curve helps your students reach deeper states of meditation and relieve stress How to start and end your classes in a way that helps your students deepen their practice Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training: http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt FREE Essential Guide to Yoga Cues: http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy
22:10
February 02, 2021
The Key To Taking Student Requests: What I Teach In The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training
Enroll in the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt -- Learn 10 Core Competencies including Anatomy, Philosophy, Asana, Meditation and Teaching Skills such as today's topic: How To Take Requests. I'll share the number one thing I believe is most important to taking student requests (hint: it is part of the 8 Limbs of Yoga). Then I'll share 9 things to consider when taking requests, exactly what I do with students and what I teach inside the QUietmind Yoga Teacher Training. We'll explore some important things to consider: Should you take student requests when teaching yoga? Why or why not?  What if they have low back pain, or a knee injury or a shoulder injury and you don't know how to work with it? How do you stay within the scope of teaching yoga and what we can do as yoga teachers vs physical therapists or kinesiologists, etc. How to always keep learning as a yoga student and teacher. How to know if your teaching is effective and helpful for your yoga students. Free Newsletter: http://www.quietmind.yoga/newsletter YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thrive Teaching Online Podcast: http://www.thriveteachingonline.com Thanks for listening! Jeremy
15:54
December 07, 2020
Sanskrit 101: Common Mistakes and Should You Teach It In Class?
The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training is now open for enrollment! Join the free live Q&A info session at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt — Learn 10 Core Competencies over 12 weeks. Significant discount available if you already have a YTT from another school. Today I share all about Sanskrit — the language of yoga. How do we pronounce common words like asana? What are some of the mistakes teachers make with using Sanskrit and what can we do instead? I’ll also share about the deeper spiritual implications of using the Sanskrit language and why it’s like yoga for the tongue and mouth. Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training: http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy
18:09
December 01, 2020
Yoga Diet & Nutrition For Beginners: Create an Ayurvedic Diet For A Clear, Calm Mind
$25 Yoga Insurance for YTT students + $10 off for life when you sign up for your yoga insurance through this link: http://www.quietmind.yoga/insurance - this is an awesome deal and covers all online, recorded and in person teaching.  Today I share from the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training lesson on Ayurveda. Having a yogic / Ayurvedic / sattvic diet may not seem so significant to teaching yoga but I believe how we eat is one of the most important decisions we make and it has a major effect on our mood and energy throughout the day. Ayurveda has known incredible methods to optimize our diet, energy and mood for thousands of years and many of them are being validated by modern science and research today. I share 5 of the most important ways to create an Ayurvedic / sattvic diet whether you are completely new to the topic or have been practicing it for decades, there are always new layers to explore.  $25 YTT Student Insurance + $10 off Yoga Insurance: http://www.quietmind.yoga/insurance YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thrive Teaching Online Podcast: http://www.thriveteachingonline.com Thanks for listening! Jeremy
21:57
November 05, 2020
4 Types of Stretching + The Definition of Flexibility In Anatomy & Exercise Science
What is the main reason most people practice yoga? If it is to increase flexibility then what is flexibility? We most often think of doing this with stretching but often only in one style of stretching - did you know that there are at least 4 types of stretching? I'll share about them in today's episode including one that I would never teach and why some teachers do suggest doing it.  Watch this episode on YouTube at: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thrive Teaching Online Podcast: http://www.thriveteachingonline.com Thanks for listening! Jeremy
22:47
October 29, 2020
Fascia 101: What is Fascia? How to Release, Strengthen and Stretch Fascia in Yoga
Yoga Anatomy is one of my favorite topics to teach and study - but it took a long time for me to really make sense of it. One of the more fascinating aspects of yoga anatomy is the fascia. This incredibly strong, yet adaptable connective tissue connects every muscle and bone of the body. How do we work with this tissue? Why is it so important? I'll share all about this in today's episode.  If you enjoy this podcast please leave a review in Apple Podcasts.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thrive Teaching Online Podcast: http://www.thriveteachingonline.com Thanks for listening! Jeremy
18:53
October 18, 2020
7 Chakra Meditations, Mudras and Mantras - Security, Creativity, Willpower, Love, Communication, Intuition and Purpose
Download the free PDF for this episode at http://www.quietmind.yoga/meditations Today is the last day to join the Quietmind Membership at http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership - 80+ video classes + new monthly themes + amazing global community. Tomorrow we start our new series working with Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga to learn your dosha (type) and create habits and practices to create balance, focus and live in alignment with what matters most to you.  In this episode I share some thoughts from inside the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training about how important meditation is and the ONLY thing that we truly have control over is our attention + how to direct that attention to notice which areas of our lives are out of balance / "de ranged" either deficient or excessive via the Chakra system. I'll share specific meditations you can use for each chakra and offer a free PDF download that lays it all out for you at http://www.quietmind.yoga/meditations Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy
30:42
September 30, 2020
The True Origins of "Mindfulness" + The Neuroscience of Monks Who Meditated 50,000 Hours
The Quietmind Membership is now open for Fall Enrollment! Go to http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership to learn about the 80+ on demand videos you can access right now and join an amazing community of yogis all over the world. Enrollment closes next week.  Today on the podcast I'm sharing insights on Mindfulness from the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training -- Did you know that the word "mindfulness" has it's roots in Vedic teachings just like yoga? It gives a whole new meaning to the word that I haven't heard anyone else teach about before. I'll also share fascinating brain research from monks who have meditated 50,000+ hours and how even a complete beginner can change their brain in a single mindfulness meditation session. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy
32:25
September 23, 2020
Yoga Philosophy: Everything Can Be Understood Through These 3 Qualities
The Quietmind Membership opens for one week only next week! http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership to join the waiting list.  Today I share a major topic Im teaching inside the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training. At the core of yoga philosophy is Samkhya philosophy -- a lesser known and far less practiced philosophy that includes an understanding of creation based on 2 qualities: parusha and prakriti (something and nothing), similar to yin and yang, stirha and sukha and other pairs of opposites. From them comes the 3 gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas which I will share about today. Learning these three qualities completely changed my approach to life and practice. Everything can be understood through these three qualities, making it an essential part of yoga philosophy. Excited to share all about it with you on today's episode!.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Devens
26:22
September 15, 2020
Favorite Lessons From "On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace" Documentary
The Quietmind Membership opens on Sept 22nd for one week only at http://www.quietmind.yoga/memberhsip - Join the waiting list now to be notified when it opens! Today I share some of my favorite insights from the beautiful film On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace. This was required for students in my Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training to view and I’ll be sharing some behind the scenes thoughts on the new Fall 2020 class today and throughout the whole training over the next 3 months! There are many incredible moments, scenes and quotes from this film. Today I share some of my favorites with you. You can watch the film (highly recommended) over at: https://amzn.to/3ioe8A5 There is also a book of the photography available at https://amzn.to/3k0wzvc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Devens
27:39
September 11, 2020
The Key To Learning Yoga Anatomy - What I Teach In The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training
Enrollment closes soon for the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Today I share one of the most valuable lessons I've learned about anatomy, how it made everything I was trying to learn about anatomy click, and how you can apply it in specific movements and poses right away. This is the foundation of what I teach in the Anatomy section of the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training - one of the 10 Core Competencies of Yoga I teach.  Want to re-ignite your practice? Join the free challenge starting next week at http://www.quietmind.yoga/challenge Contact: jeremy@quietmind.yoga Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thanks for listening! Jeremy Devens
20:49
August 27, 2020
How To Choose A Yoga Teacher Training In 2020: 15 Questions To Ask
Early registration is open now for the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at http://www.quietmind.yoga/qcenroll - Get an extra 1-1 session when you signup before Sunday! One of the most popular episodes here was "How to Choose A Yoga Teacher Training" all the way back 20000 years ago in Sept 2019.  So much has changed since then, and I've heard from students who are really disappointed with their newly online trainings. I decided to have my Yoga Teacher Trainings be online even before the pandemic because I have found it to be a better learning environment when done well. In this episode I'll share about these 15 questions to ask when choosing an online Teacher Training in 2020.  Who is leading it? What is the schedule? What styles will I learn? Have they done it online before? What is the curriculum? Is it all just on Zoom? / Is there an online classroom? A FB Group? Do you get to practice teaching? Or just one curriculum? What accountability is there? Are there any extra costs? Is there any required reading? How much does it cost? Are there payment plans? What are the requirements for certification? Is it well organized and fun? Is there business training? What does my intuition say? Contact: jeremy@quietmind.yoga Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thrive Teaching Online Podcast: http://www.thriveteachingonline.com Thanks for listening! Jeremy Devens
24:46
August 12, 2020
Total Freedom & Total Responsibility: What It's Like To Be A Full Time Yoga Teacher
The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training opens soon! Early bird registration starts Monday - Sign up at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt to be notified I received a message recently asking what it's like to be a full time yoga teacher. What can you expect? I'll share all about that today and why self care is the most important thing to focus on first and why many yoga teachers neglect this. I'll also share why 8 hour work days are not necessary or even effective for yoga teachers and how many hours I typically work in a day, and what I focus on. I'll address one of the more common mistakes I have seen among teacher that can lead to struggling to pay bills despite teaching all the time, and how I have created a life of only doing work I love while making a great living and being able to genuinely help others. Contact: jeremy@quietmind.yoga Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thrive Teaching Online Podcast: http://www.thriveteachingonline.com Thanks for listening! Jeremy Devens
35:40
August 05, 2020
How To Save A Disappointing Yoga Teacher Training - 8 Ways To Make The Most Of Your YTT
The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training is just over a month away! Signup to receive exclusive updates and bonus lessons at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Today’s episode was inspired by a conversation with a student who enrolled in a Yoga Teacher Training that she feels has been disorganized and disappointing. This is unfortunately a common experience, but after talking a bit I shared some ways she could salvage the experience and make the most of it. In this episode I’ll share 8 ways to make the most of a disappointing YTT but this applies just as well even if your YTT is great and you want to make the most of it. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ YouTube: http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube Quietmind Yoga Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Quietmind Astrology Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Yoga Teacher Training Podcast: https://www.quietmind.yoga/podcasts Thrive Teaching Online Podcast: http://www.thriveteachingonline.com Thanks for listening! Jeremy Devens
29:18
July 30, 2020
Ishvari Pranidhana - How My Trip To India Broke Me Out Of My Comfort Zone To Learn To Trust Life
The Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training is opening for enrollment soon! Learn more at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt A few years ago I went to India and one of my guides said “the thing that India teaches you is how to surrender.” I will explain all about that today as I share about the 5th Niyama: Ishvari Pranidhana - Surrender to source. Fun fact: this can be spelled "ishvara" for the divine masculine and "ishvari" for the divine feminine. Download the free "8 Limbs Of Yoga Study Guide" for this series at http://www.quietmind.yoga/8limbs Thanks for listening! Jeremy Devens Quietmind Yoga
24:18
July 22, 2020
3 Practices That Changed My Life By Cultivating Self Awareness (Svadyaya)
Download the free "8 Limbs Of Yoga Study Guide" for this episode at http://www.quietmind.yoga/8limbs You can watch this episode on YouTube at http://www.quietmind.yoga/youtube - please subscribe and like to support this podcast
21:08
July 17, 2020
Can You Really Learn Yoga Online? The Pros & Cons Of Taking An Online Yoga Teacher Training
Already a teacher and want mentorship in creating your online business? My new mentorship program Thrive Teaching Online just opened this week(!) at http://www.quietmind.yoga/tto Today I'm answering a student's question: "can you really learn yoga online?" What about the in-person, hands on instruction to make sure you're doing the poses safely?  Today I share 5 pros and 5 cons of taking an online Yoga Teacher Training. I have been a student and teacher in countless trainings and can say there are definitely strengths and weaknesses to both. I'll share several things I have found really helpful for my YTT students that you'll want to make sure your Yoga Teacher Trainer considers so you get the most out of your experience.  Want to watch this episode on YouTube? Subscribe to the Quietmind Yoga YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/quietmindyoga The next Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training is just 9 weeks away! Pre-register for my free workshop: 3 Mindset Shifts To Build Confidence In Teaching Yoga here: https://www.quietmind.yoga/confidence Thanks for listening! Jeremy
26:31
July 09, 2020
Tapas: 10 Yogic Practices To Build Discipline & Willpower
Watch the free workshop 6 Steps To Turn Your Idea Into An Online Yoga Business In The Next 90 Days at http://www.quietmind.yoga/6steps How do you build willpower, discipline and patience? This is one of the core teachings of yoga philosophy: Tapas.  Tapas means all of those things plus intensity, passion and focus.  We see it in the ascetic yogis who devote their lives to tapas practices like keeping one arm up in the air for their whole life. This is still happening in India to this day.  Yogis who practice tapas teach us that we are capable of much more than the mind would let on. They can inspire us to challenge ourselves and grow. This follows the Niyama of contentment because it's important to embody both contentment and tapas. Stirha and sukha. Effort and ease. In today's episode I will share 10 yogic ways you can apply tapas to your life to increase your own willpower and discipline.  Sign up for updates and exclusive discounts by downloading any of my free guides at http://www.quietmind.yoga Thanks for listening! Jeremy
23:22
July 04, 2020
How Practicing Contentment (Santosha) Helped Me Work Through Depression
This practice changed my life.  Around 12 years ago I was struggling with depression and feeling stuck on how to navigate it.  I knew something needed to change so when I heard about a practice that could possibly help, I was eager to try it.  The practice, I know now, shares its roots with this ancient teaching of Yoga Philosophy.  What is the practice? I will share in this podcast, as well as how you can start applying it today.  The Yoga Sutra teaches "From contentment comes all happiness."  The Sanskrit word for this is "Santosha" which comes from "Sam" and "tosha" meaning "completely all together." -- When we are 'completely all together' we feel contentment.  Is contentment just complacency though?  What if you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious and think seeking contentment is unrealistic?  What creates discontent?  This episode is quite personal to my own growth. I look forward to sharing the lessons I've learned about contentment with you today.  If you enjoy this podcast please leave a review in Apple Podcasts.  Want to watch a video of this episode? Subscribe on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/c/quietmindyoga Learn more at http://www.quietmind.yoga Thanks for listening! Jeremy
18:27
June 18, 2020
32: What To Do After Teacher Training? Get Clients? Another Training? Interview With Recent Grad Allison Halley
What do you do after yoga teacher training? How do you start teaching classes? Should you take more trainings? I sat down to discuss all of this with recent grad Allison Halley, who you heard on episode 17 "How to Know When You're Ready for Teacher Training." In the short time since then she started teaching weekly classes and is already near the completion of her second YTT with me through the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training.  What has been most helpful for her as a new teacher? What obstacles has she overcome as a new teacher? How did she build the confidence to create several blogs and online videos already since her training? Excited to share this awesome interview with you! Jeremy
29:52
June 13, 2020
6 Incredible People Of Color We Can Support Right Now
I would not be who I am without learning from these incredible people of color. I'll share what I have learned from them and how you can support their work. The first two are yoga teachers, but the others have also significantly influenced who I am as a person and teacher. These people are all based around Austin, TX, but you can connect with them from anywhere in the world.   Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork with Robin Bruce - I have never relaxed deeper than at these classes http://www.robindbruce.com/ https://youtu.be/UEQIXc5GB2U Methods of Mindfulness with Shawn Kent - Yoga from a therapeutic and incredibly emotionally intelligent perspective, able to meet people right where they are at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUFYIJZ7DAQ https://practiceyogaaustin.com/#schedule - Monday's at 9PM CST Solomon Masala - Empowering, fun and educational group facilitation https://sourceconsultinggroup.com/ Shasparay Lighteard - Incredibly powerful, emotive and inspiring poetry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFgjDLk11Ek https://www.amazon.com/Say-Your-Chest-Shasparay-Lighteard/dp/0692206604 Life Ki Do with Etienne Vidal - Grounded, compassionate, patient, fun leadership https://www.lifekido.com/team-life-ki-do-instructors Art of Jeane-Pierre Verdijo - Brilliant artist, now focused solely on making signs to support Austin protests https://www.artofjeanpierre.com
17:58
June 07, 2020
Saucha: How Your Choices & Environments Shape Your Mind
Saucha means cleanliness and it’s the first of 5 niyamas (disciplines) - things we aim to do to achieve the 8 limbs of yoga. Recent research in quantum physics has fascinating implications for how our minds shape our environments and vice versa. Practicing saucha means being mindful of the ‘cleanliness’ of your mind just as much as the cleanliness of your body. To perceive more clearly rather than through samskaras (patterns) or kleshas (afflictions of the mind). Today I’ll share about What is Saucha? How to navigate confusion, anxiety, overwhelm, fear and insecurity How to navigate psychological concept of “learned helplessness” I already live a pretty ‘clean’ life, how is Saucha relevant to me? Simple ways to start practicing Saucha today Want to learn more about the Yoga Sutras - the source of the Niyamas? Check out the Quietmind Yoga Membership where you can practice along with several classes including an upcoming series on the 8 limbs of yoga. http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership Look forward to sharing more next week as we continue this series on the 8 Limbs of Yoga philosophy! Jeremy
20:30
May 26, 2020
Aparigraha: Non-Attachment to Thoughts, Relationships and Outcomes
Aparigraha means “non-grasping” and is the final “don’t” of Yoga Philosophy. It asks us to be aware of where we grasp to results, behaviors and anything external that may ultimately lead to suffering and disconnection from our true self. Today I’ll share about What is Aparigraha? Is it healthy to practice non-attachment? Is that unrealistic? How can we practice aparigraha? Want to learn more about the Yoga Sutra - the source of Aparigraha? Check out the Quietmind Yoga Membership where you can practice along with several classes including a series on the 8 limbs of yoga. http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership
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May 20, 2020
Brahmacharya: How to Manage Your Time, Energy & Attention
Brahmacharya comes form the words brahman (the source of which are all a part) and acharya “to walk with” to “follow the lead” or “to lead.” So why is this Yama often defined as “abstinence from sex?” Today I’ll share about What is Brahmacharya? Is it abstinence from sex? Why? How does Brahmacharya relate to taoist and tantric sexual cultivation practices? What does this Yama have to do with our most valuable asset: our attention? Simple ways to apply Brahmacharya to your life Want to learn more about the Yoga Sutra - the source of Brahmacharya? Check out the Yoga Book Club where we are reading from the Yoga Sutra together every week, live on Zoom. You can join in to any or all sessions. They are recorded for you to watch on-demand. Join now to get 14 days free, then just $9.97/mo. You don’t even need to own the book to read along with us. Learn more at http://www.yogabookclub.com
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May 12, 2020
Natural Ways To Support Your Immune System With Physician/Yogi Chris Harrison
What are some natural, holistic ways we can support our immune systems and prevent disease? I reached out to Chris Harrison, a physician / yoga teacher who I met through our mentor Jenn Wooten. Chris has a lifetime of experience in the medical field as well as several years of studying mindfulness and yoga practices. I thought she might have a unique perspective on everything happening. I'm so grateful we got to talk and I think you'll find her insight very practical, helpful and supportive.  The word I took away from this interview was "nourishing" - what can I do that feels genuinely nourishing for me? I'd love to hear your thoughts on what Chris shares over at the Quietmind Community - a free Facebook group to connect with peers form around the world. You can join for free at http://www.quietmind.yoga/community. Of course, yoga practice is one of the things Chris mentions, and you can now join me three times a week on Zoom - all by donation. Learn more at http://www.quietmind.yoga/classes Thanks for listening! Jeremy
42:50
May 06, 2020
Asteya: The Subtle Ways We Give and Take
Asteya means non-stealing. A few years ago I became aware of a subtle, unintentional way that I was taking from others. My intention was to be “helpful” and demonstrate care, so I was bewildered when a coach pointed out that my attempts to be caring were actually taking more than I was giving. This took me a while to fully grasp, and it is a common, well intended behavior in helping professions. I’ll share about that experience and how it taught me the value of Asteya in today’s episode. The Quietmind Yoga Membership is now open! Visit http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership for full length classes, mini workshops and 1-1 feedback to build specific skills in your practice such as nervous system regulation, expanding lung capacity and learning pose breakdowns. $9.97 a month or 20% off for a full year. Today I’ll share about What is Asteya and why is it the third ‘step’ of yoga, well before asana? The unintentional way that we might be taking from ourselves The unintentional way that we might be taking from teachers The unintentional way that we might be taking from students A simple way to apply Asteya in each pose
24:02
April 29, 2020
Satya: Are You Being Honest With Your Yoga Practice?
What is your truth? How do you distinguish objective vs subjective truth? How do you teachers NOT apply truthfulness in teaching? I’ll share all about this in today’s episode on Satya (Truthfulness). The Quietmind Yoga Membership is now open! Visit http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership for full length classes, mini workshops and 1-1 feedback to build specific skills in your practice such as nervous system regulation, expanding lung capacity and pose breakdowns. $9.97 a month or 20% off for a full year. Over the next few weeks I’ll be adding practices to embody the 8 limbs of yoga as we learn more in this series. Today continues our series on applying the 8 limbs of yoga to teaching yoga. Each week I will cover a new aspect of the 8 limbs. This week I’ll share how you can apply the Satya (truthfulness) to your practice and teaching. I’ll share about: What is your “truth?” How do you distinguish objective vs subjective truth? The unexpected way I realized I was being dishonest with myself A simple way to apply Satya in each pose The most common ways yoga teachers DON”T apply satya
35:19
April 21, 2020
Essential Cues For 13 Of The Most Common Poses - Even if You Can’t See Your Students
Get the free PDF guide for this episode at http://www.quietmind.yoga/cues How do you teach online when you can’t see your students? How do you know they are safe? In this episode I will share what 3 approaches I have found most helpful and 13 of the most common poses along with cues that you can use to guide any student at any level - even if you can’t see them. In this episode I share about: How you can improve your teaching when you can’t see your students A physical adjustment you can make to improve your teaching A mindset shift to make about how you’re teaching A teaching skill you can use to make sure your students are safe Shout out to Maria S listening in the UK who reached out to ask about this - she is in a teacher training across the pond and always has great questions! Also a shout out to Satchie Wolfe and Allison Halley in the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training who brought up this issue in a recent Teacher Training lesson. Would you like to see a special online course about how to best teach online? With videos and PDFs? Send me a message on Instagram @Jeremy.quietmind - I am thinking about making this and would love to hear if it would be helpful / if you have any questions on this topic? This is such a pressing topic for many teacher right now so I wanted to make sure we covered it, and I will return to the series on the 8 Limbs of Yoga next week with the second Yama: Satya!
17:37
April 14, 2020
Ahimsa: How to Practice Non-Harming While Practicing And Teaching Yoga
http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership The Quietmind Yoga Membership is now open! Weekly live classes and weekly mini workshops to develop deliberate skills in your practice such as nervous system regulation, strengthening Agni. Over the next few weeks I’ll be adding bonus classes with practices to embody the 8 limbs of yoga as we learn more in this series. Today continues our series on applying the 8 limbs of yoga to teaching yoga. Each week I will cover a new aspect of the 8 limbs. This week I’ll share how you can apply the first Yama: Ahimsa to teaching. It may seem obvious that you are not harming your students in class, but there is an unavoidable power dynamic at play in yoga classes that has been a source of harm to countless students who have shared their stories in recent years. I will share ways I have found to both hold the seat of the teacher, while guiding students back to their inner authority. The points I will discuss are:  Notice judgements and comparisons in your practice When negative thoughts arise, cultivate the opposite Rather than assume authority over students, direct them towards their inner authority Use invitational cues rather than authoritative cues — while still using active cues rather than passive cues "Non-killing being established, in his presence all emnities cease (in others). If a man gets the idea of non-injuring others, before him even animals which are by their nature ferocious will become peaceful. The tiger and the lamb will play together before that Yogi and will not hurt each other. When you have come to that state, then alone you will understand that you have become firmly established in non-injuring" - Vivekananda “Ahimsa is not mere negative non-injury. It is positive, cosmic love. It is the development of a mental attitude in which hatred is replaced by love. Ahimsa is true sacrifice. Ahimsa is forgiveness. Ahimsa is Sakti (power). Ahimsa is true strength.” - Sivananda “Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as is humanly possible from violence.” - Mahatma Gandhi “Strictly speaking, no activity and no industry is possible without a certain amount of violence, no matter how little. Even the very process of living is impossible without a certain amount of violence. What we have to do is to minimize it to the greatest extent possible.” - Mahatma Gandhi “The power of unarmed nonviolence is any day far superior to that of armed force.” - Mahatma Gandhi “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” - Thomas A. Edison
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April 07, 2020
New Series: How To Apply The 8 Limbs of Yoga To Your Practice & Teaching
Join the free Quietmind Community at http://facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ Today begins a new series on applying the 8 limbs of yoga to practicing and teaching yoga. Each week I will cover a new aspect of the 8 limbs from the Yamas and Niyamas to Samadhi. In this episode I will give an overview of the 8 limbs of yoga, their origins and different interpretations of how you can apply them to your yoga practice and teaching. I’ll also share a helpful memorization trick that I’ve used to remember the 10 Yamas and Niyamas. This is a solid foundation for yoga philosophy and applying yoga to all areas of life outside of practice. We’ll discuss the overview of the 8 Limbs and touch on Yamas (Don’ts), Niyamas (Dos), Asana, Pranayama, Pratiyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. If you want to deepen your practice more, join the Quietmind Yoga Membership for weekly live classes, weekly mini workshops and 1-1 feedback at http://www.quietmind.yoga/membership Thanks for listening! Jeremy
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March 31, 2020
21: From Zero To 1 Million Views on YouTube with Joy Scola
Want to grow a Yoga YouTube channel? Who better to learn from than someone who has created videos with over 1 million views, my friend Joy Scola! I am so grateful to have Joy on today to discuss how to start -- from being uncomfortable to being on camera — to recording your first video — to growing your channel to reach millions of people around the world. It takes some hard work and consistency and Joy shows you step by step how she has been successful so you can be too. We’ll discuss Making your first youtube video Getting comfortable being on camera Teaching online Creating YouTube thumbnails Best practices for growing your channel And much more! Learn more about Joy at http://www.joyscola.com Join the FREE Quietmind Community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/quietmindcommunity/ to see where I'm teaching online next, including a special class with Joy on Instagram this week! I'm also sharing exclusive offers and monthly Facebook Live Q&As there. It's free to join! Thanks for listening Jeremy
39:18
March 25, 2020
20: How to Start Teaching Online Today With No Experience and Little To No Costs
As my teacher Libby would say "now, all previous teachings apply." This is an uncertain, disruptive time for us all over the world, and I hope you and your loved ones are well and staying safe. Many people are experiencing major losses and challenges with the spread of covid-19 and if you are not directly effected this an opportunity for you to apply all you have learned about yoga to be a loving presence for others and 'teach yoga' by how you show up for them.  For those of you teaching in studios and in person - which is nearly all yoga teachers - you may be experiencing major transitions in your work. Studios are limiting class sizes and eliminating props. Corporate clients are now working remotely. How can you best navigate this in a traditionally in-person, service based industry?  One thing I have done over the years is teach over video chat, and I am grateful to have that experience as I have been able to seamlessly transition into working with many of my clients this way. In today's episode I share how you can do the same TODAY with no prior experience and little to no costs.  You just need 6 things to get started. Listen for more details. The Zoom video conferencing app Tripod (or something to lean the phone on) fishbowl) lens: $30 https://amzn.to/39U5ODS Tripod (or omething to lean the phone on) Bluetooth headphones (optional) Lighting: sunlight + optional: white light lamp or video light: not too close to a wall Accept payment on Venmo or Paypal What I don't address in this episode is the actual teaching. If you want to build confidence in teaching check out my free workshop: 3 Mindset Shifts to Build Confidence in Teaching Yoga by clicking here If you want to learn all about teaching online, creating multiple streams of income and developing teaching skills in 10 core competencies, I offer that in the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training. Enrollment closes soon at http://www.quietmind.yoga/enroll Thanks for listening! Jeremy Devens Quietmind Yoga
15:08
March 14, 2020
19: Test Your Yoga Knowledge With This Certification Mini Quiz
What is on a Yoga Certification exam? Every one will be different, but almost all of them will cover similar aspects of yoga: philosophy, anatomy, postures. I put together a free mini quiz for you to test your yoga knowledge at http://www.quietmind.yoga/19quiz -- I'll walk you through the whole thing in today's episode. You can test your knowledge before listening, or after and see how you do. These are some of the same questions I include in the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training certification exam. Of course, I don't cover everything here, but these are some of the essentials, and a great place to start to make sure you do great no matter which certification you take.  If you want to learn more, check out my free online workshop 3 Mindset Shifts to Build Confidence in Teaching Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/confidence  Thanks for listening! Jeremy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremydevens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Website: http://www.quietmind.yoga YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/quietmindyoga
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February 29, 2020
18: 7 Of The Most Helpful Things I've Learned About Anatomy
Today I share 7 of the most helpful things I have learned about anatomy, and many of them I didn't learn until years into my practice. This is all infused into my March 2020 Online Yoga Teacher Training and Mentorship at http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt but some of the best ideas are right here in this episode. Hopefully this podcast can save you years of confusion and even harm to your body.  The 7 things I share about are:  The 5 movements of the spine Every anatomic cue comes from understanding anatomic neutral Every muscle in the body can do two things Think about all areas of the body 3 dimensionally: front, back and sides The 6 movements of the scapula Joints are responsible for 47% of flexibility, muscles and fascia are 41% Learn anatomy from PTs, CPTs, doctors and other anatomy specialists If you like this episode and want to learn more, sign up for my free upcoming online workshop: 3 Mindset Shifts to Build Confidence in Teaching Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/confidence Keep in touch: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremydevens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind.yoga/ Website: http://www.quietmind.yoga
33:47
February 19, 2020
17: How to Know When You're Ready for Teacher Training with Allison Halley - Right After Her Graduation!
What's it like to have JUST finished Yoga Teacher Training? On today's episode we'll talk about exactly that.   I interviewed Allison Halley - who I have worked with 1-1 for several months - just days after she finished her first Teacher Training, She actually didn't take my training, and we'll discuss why. She addresses some of the most common questions I hear from students, and the questions that she had when she wasn't sure if she was ready to take a yoga teacher training. Allison has an amazingly optimistic, focused and inspiring mindset that shines in this interview - these are excellent qualities to for any teacher. In fact, in the 2 month since we recorded this interview Allison went from 'just graduated' to teaching TWO weekly classes! I'll definitely have her back in the future to discuss her quick growth, but you could get to know her much more because she has enrolled in my March 2020 Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training that is all online, and you could be her classmate! I'll share more details about this training in the weeks ahead, but for now you can sign up for my free upcoming workshop: 3 Mindset Shifts to Build Confidence in Teaching Yoga at http://www.quietmind.yoga/confidence - details coming soon. You can follow Allison's journey on Instagram at @allihalley Keep in Touch: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremydevens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.quietmind/ Website: http://www.quietmind.yoga
25:54
February 14, 2020
16: Should You Have A Plan When Teaching Yoga? (+Free Worksheet)
Download the free one page plan worksheet for your year of teaching at http://www.quietmind.yoga/16plan Do you have a plan for your teaching? Do you prefer to not have a plan? I share my experience with both perspectives and a major mistake I made early on in my teaching. I'll share the factors that I consider when planning classes and how you can apply them to your classes. Everything from seasonal, Ayurveda and astrological themes as mentioned in the last two episodes - to anatomical, energetic and meditative themes as I share in today's episode.  If you want to create a plan for your full year - in all areas of your life - based on yoga, ayurveda and Vedic astrology - check out Mindful New Year - an online course and retreat for exactly that - at http://www.mindfulnewyear.com Enter to win free access to the online version of Mindful New Year by leaving an honest review for this podcast or my others: Quietmind Yoga and Quietmind Astrology. Winner will be selected on January 10th, one week before the event. Thanks for listening! Jeremy
12:26
February 07, 2020
15: Vedic Astrology For Yoga Teachers
This is part of a series on bringing closure to the year and planning your classes for the year ahead. Starting with Episode 12, up to Episode 16. What is Vedic Astrology? How is it different than western sun sign astrology? How is it related to yoga, and why is it considered a "sister science" of yoga? Even if you're completely new to Vedic Astrology I'll help you get started with today's episode and give some suggestions on how you can begin applying awareness of transits and astrological influences to your teaching. If you want to know the specific influences effecting you this year, based on your birth chart, that's exactly why I created the Mindful New Year online course and retreat. You can learn all about it at http://www.mindfulnewyear.com Enter to win free access to the online version of Mindful New Year by leaving an honest review for this podcast or my others: Quietmind Yoga and Quietmind Astrology. Winner will be selected on January 10th, one week before the event. Thanks for listening! Jeremy
15:59
December 24, 2019
14: Use Ayurveda To Align With The Seasons
Download the free 4 page PDF for this episode at http://www.quietmind.yoga/14plan What does it mean to be in alignment? One aspect is aligning with the changing of the seasons. Ayurveda is a sister science of yoga all about understanding the elements and how they effect us. From the foods we eat, to our thoughts, behaviors and yoga practices. In today's episode I share how I use Ayurveda to adapt my teaching to the individuals I work with and to the season we're in. I love this topic and I share a ton more about it my mindful new year course that you can check out at http://www.mindfulnewyear.com Enter to win free access to the online version of Mindful New Year by leaving an honest review for this podcast or my others: Quietmind Yoga and Quietmind Astrology. Winner will be selected on January 10th, one week before the event.  Thanks for listening! Jeremy
14:25
December 20, 2019
13: Review Your Year of Teaching
Get the free 4 page PDF for this episode at http://www.quietmind.yoga/13review I've taken one of the exercises from my Mindful New Year course and distilled it down to this episode and a simple 4 page PDF you can download now to review your past year of teaching. What are you grateful for? How have you grown? What do you want to create in the year ahead? I'll address it all in this episode.  Enter to win Mindful New Year: if you're enjoying this podcast, leave a review in Apple Podcasts and you will be entered to win access to the online version of Mindful New Year for free! All you have to do is leave an honest review for this podcast or either of my other two podcasts: Quietmind Yoga and Quietmind Astrology.  Thanks for listening! Jeremy
14:49
December 18, 2019
12: How To Measure Progress As A Teacher (+ Free Assessment)
I created a free self assessment for this episode at http://www.quietmind.yoga/core10 - this is an updated version of the previous 10 Core Competencies self assessment and a great way to look at how you're growing as a teacher.  Should we measure progress as teachers? Isn't yoga just about being? If we did measure progress, what kind of things could we look at? Do you ever doubt yourself in certain aspects of practice and wonder how you could build more confidence in those areas? I will address all of this on today's episode.  Enter to win: I'm giving away a free spot in the Mindful New Year online course! All you have to do to enter is leave an honest review in Apple Podcasts for this show or my other two podcasts: Quietmind Yoga and Quietmind Astrology. Search "Jeremy Devens" to find them where you're listening. Learn more about Mindful New Year at http://www.mindfulnewyear.com  Thanks for listening! Jeremy
19:59
December 14, 2019
11: I Only Have One Thing to Teach: Stirha Sukha Asana
On today's episode I share the core of what I teach: Stirha Sukha Asana - and how working with polarity applies to yoga and everything we do - from breathing - to your heartbeat - to the cycles of nature.  This is integrated into my upcoming retreat: Mindful New Year - Jan 17-19 in Austin, TX or online. Learn more at http://www.mindfulnewyear.com
19:59
December 06, 2019
10: How to Avoid Burnout with Lisa Feder
Today I get to interview Lisa Feder. Lisa is an experienced yoga teacher, MBA and author of "A Year of Mindful Wellness." We talked about how to avoid burnout - and an experienced that Lisa had recently of realizing her cup was empty and how she navigated that. We talk about the need for intentions and directing our attention to be focused. We discuss how the simple gratitude practice Lisa has been doing recently and how it's shifted her perspective of things, and how you can apply it too. I also share my own experience with Lisa and how something she said to me changed the way I approach my schedule.  You can follow Lisa on Instagram at @beingwellyoga. Her website is http://www.beingwellyoga.com. You can check out her next retreat here and purchase her book on Amazon here.  Get the full transcript of today's episode here.  Like this podcast? Leave a review. Want to learn more? Check out http://www.quietmind.yoga for the free  "Essential Guide to Yoga Teacher Training" - A PDF download with the 10 Core Competencies of Teaching Yoga.  Thanks for listening!
44:53
November 27, 2019
9: BBC: "Yoga teachers risking serious hip problems"
There is a new article from the BBC called “Yoga teachers risking serious hip problems” https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50181155 In today’s episode I read through the article and share the one piece missing from the article - specifically how to apply this article to your practice and prevent serious hip problems. If you enjoy this podcast leave an honest review and rating or join the Quietmind Community at http://www.quietmind.yoga  Want to plan your year to make time for your practice and what is most important to you? Jan 17th is the Mindful New Year retreat online or in Austin, TX where you will apply yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology to plan the year ahead in alignment with the seasons and personalized to your unique type (dosha) and your Vedic moon signs. Don't know these things? You will learn them at this retreat! http://www.mindfulnewyear.com
26:48
November 12, 2019
8: The Source Texts of Yoga
Want to build confidence in your practice? I'm hosting a free live training called 3 Mindset Shifts to Build Confidence in Teaching Yoga - register at http://www.quietmind.yoga/confidence In today's episode I start with the question of "what are the most essential, source texts of yoga?" - There have been so many books written, but where do they originate? Are most modern books on yoga derivative of these texts? What do they teach that has stood the test of time? I will share all about that in today's episode of the Yoga Teacher Training podcast.  Here are links to the texts I mentioned in this episode: The Upanishads: https://amzn.to/2HjNbx9 Bhagavad Gita: https://amzn.to/33Q0OO5 Yoga Sutra https://amzn.to/2HmVhVw Hatha Yoga Pradipika https://amzn.to/2ZlZPBH Want to help support this podcast? I earn a small commission when you buy from these Amazon links - no additional cost to you.  If you're enjoying this podcast, leave a review and share this podcast with someone you think might like it. Thanks for listening! Jeremy
31:03
September 08, 2019
7: How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training
There are more teacher trainings than ever. How can you know which one is best for you? In today's episode I'll share five essential factors to consider when choosing a Yoga Teacher Training. Having been a part of several trainings as both a student and teacher, I have learned that there are some things that can make all the difference in the quality of your training and your own personal growth. I'll share the lessons I've learned in this episode.  If you want a training that addresses all aspects I discuss here; from the curriculum, to the learning environment and resources to build your confidence in your practice and your teaching, check out the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training at  http://www.quietmind.yoga/ytt Thanks for listening!
32:12
August 30, 2019
6: What Was The First Written Use of The Word Yoga?
In modern discussion of yoga there is a lot of conflict about what is or isn't yoga. Now we have so many permutations, and so many people claiming their yoga is more authentic, who should we listen to?  In this podcast I will go all the way back to the oldest written mention of the word yoga to explore it's definition and practice and how that applies to our modern, westernized approaches to yoga.  I'll dive into one of my favorite sources of yogic wisdom, the Upanishads. A treasure trove of incredible teachings that are as relevant now as they were 2000+ years ago.  Two of my favorite translation / commentaries on the Upanishads are this one by Eknath Eswaren and this one by Thomas Egenes. Both worth having in your library to review for years to come.  I also mentioned a great documentary you can check out HERE that shows what practices that modern yogis are doing that were also practiced by the yogis of 2000+ years ago  If you like learning yoga from the roots up then you will love the Quietmind Yoga Teacher Training. Doors open 9/9 and you can join the waiting list here. Can't make it this time? Next class will be in the Spring.  Enjoying this podcast? Leave a review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen and share this show with a friend.  Thanks for listening! Jeremy
26:24
August 20, 2019
5: Which phase are you in?
Since I began teaching in 2011 I have noticed there is a pattern to how I have learned over the years. Once I noticed this pattern I asked other experienced teachers if they noticed it too. They did! I began applying it to how I learned going forward and it has helepd my practice stay interesting, engaging and evolving every year since. PHASE 1: Study the Fundamentals: You've likely heard "you don't know what you don't know." This is where you start. With a beginners mind, curious and open to new possibiliteis. Maybe you feel this way about anatomy, asana or breathwork. This is the time to find a mentor, learn the mindset, and see the big picture. Explore for a while, then decide where to dig deeper in phase 2, PHASE 2: Deepen Your Practice: Now that you have the basics down, you start thinking "Ok, i get it," but only intellectually. it takes lots of practice and repittion to myelinate your brain and build mind-muscle connection. In this phase you start having realizations, new perspectives. Satchidananda said "stop digging shallow wells, you have to dig deep to reach water." That is phase 2. Learn more and get your FREE GUIDE that walks you through each step at http://www.quietmind.yoga/3phases Thanks for listening! Jeremy
41:08
August 14, 2019
4: A New Approach to Teaching Yoga
While creating my online Teacher Training I realized there is a need to have a clear structure and framework for how we approach practice.  This could be taking classes that interest you and learning pieces as you go. This could be studying a specific lineage and form of yoga. Both approaches have their pros and cons. I wanted you to have a way to assess your practice - regardless of the style you practice or how long you've been practicing. An assessment that is relevant to you at any level of experience, for as long as you practice. To create a clear structure, I wrote out everything that goes into yoga - from the postures, to anatomy, to breathwork and anything else you could think of. I combined similar topics and distilled it all down into as few categories as possible. The end result is a way to asses your practice I call the '10 Core Competencies of Teaching Yoga.'  In today's episode I share how this approach fits in with Samkhya philosophy - the origins of yoga. I also share what the 10 areas are and how you can assess yourself in these areas. Lastly, I share how you can continue to deepen your practice.  Take the free self assessment at http://www.quietmind.yoga/core10
37:26
August 08, 2019
3: 5 Aspects of a Consistent Practice
See more at http://www.quietmind.yoga/resources Like anything, the more consistent your practice becomes, the more significant results you'll see: increased flexibility, strength, balance and equanimity of mind. Many of the advanced poses will come as a side effect of regular practice. Many of the day-to-day benefits of feeling less stressed and reactive will come as a side effect of regular practice. If we chase these goals directly it will likely lead to frustration and injury. Instead, we can focus on making it easy to have a consistent practice. Here are 5 things I've found to be helpful: You make it a routine - a time, a place, a stop and start. it could be a class or at home. The more automatic it is to get to practice, the less willpower needed.  You have support - You've likely heard you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Find peers who also practice yoga and it will become the new norm. You have a teacher you like - It's good to explore at first but once you find a teacher or two you like it is one less variable to decide on. A good teacher will have consistent classes or offerings for you to continue to deepen your practice.  You practice releasing judgments and expectations - Easier said than done, but one of the most demotivating things you can do is compare yourself - even to yourself. Every day is different, every practice is different. Yoga is about being with what arises without judgment. Any judgment is just a reminder to come back to being with this new experience.  You have a space that makes it easy to practice - If you practice at a study, make it easy to get there. If you practice at home have a space that is ideally just used for yoga with things that feel inspiring and motivating to practice. If it needs to be a multipurpose space, make it easy to move obstructions.
19:52
August 01, 2019
2: From Limiting Beliefs to Rising in Love with Angie Knight
This is a special episode! Today I interview one of my mentors, Angie Knight. She has taught for 20+ years and we have worked together for the last 6 years. In the interview she shared some brilliant insights that you can apply right away. We discussed:  How to get into a receptive state of intuition and inspiration How do you distinguish between what is your intuition and what is your conditioning? A personal story of the synchronicities and intuition that lead me to Angie's class What blocks you from following your heart How to resolve cognitive dissonance Angie and I share limiting beliefs that we have had around money (and how my car fell apart!)  How to go stop unconsciously creating what you don't want Learn about Angie's event happening on July 27th in Austin where you can practice all of the above The importance of having a safe space to process your emotions What's "wrong" with you is actually your gift Flexing your 'faith muscles' 💪 Get the full transcript at http://www.quietmind.yoga/blog/tt2 Special Offer for listeners to this podcast: 20% OFF Angie's event "Time To Fly: Rising in Love" at https://www.angieknightyoga.com/timetofly use promo code FLASH20
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July 17, 2019
1: Welcome to the Yoga Teacher Training Podcast!
Today's episode is brought to you by the FREE PDF guide "10 Yoga Mistakes to Stop Today" - get your free download at http://www.quietmind.yoga/1 - My name is Jeremy Devens and welcome to the Yoga Teacher Training Podcast! This podcast is all about learning yoga, as a teacher, as a student, and going on this long and lifetime journey from student to teacher, back to student, back to teacher. I’ll share what I've learned, in my experience. I’ll talk to experienced teachers and we’ll discuss what's working for them and what can support you in your teaching.  - Like this podcast? Check out my two other podcasts: Quietmind Yoga: Weekly 60 minute yoga classes you can practice anywhere Quietmind Astrology: Weekly lessons based on the 5000+ year old teachings of Vedic Astrology
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June 26, 2019