Conversations for Yoga Teachers
Ayurveda with Susan Weis Bohlen (EP.128)

Ayurveda with Susan Weis Bohlen (EP.128)

May 3, 2021

Have you ever wondered about the practices of Ayurveda and how you can use this ancient, time tested approach to health to improve and expand your wellness? Well, wonder no more because this week’s episode will break it all down for you!

Here is the background of my guest:

SUSAN WEIS-BOHLEN is an author and Ayurvedic consultant. Pre-COVID, she taught cooking, meditation, and led sacred site tours, mostly in India. In 2008 Susan received her first certification in Ayurveda from the Chopra Center in California. In subsequent years she studied with Dr. Vasant Lad in New Mexico and India, and Ayurvedic cookbook author and teacher, Amadea Morningstar, in New Mexico.
Susan's first book is the best-seller, Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles & Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally, (February 2018, Althea Press). It has sold over 30,000 copies and has been translated into 4 languages. Her new book is, Seasonal Self-Care Rituals: Eat, Breathe Move and Sleep Better According to Your Dosha, (December 2020, Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press)

You can subscribe to Susan’s newsletter and read her blog at www.breatheayurveda.com.

Breathe Ayurveda on FB; and Instagram @susanweisbohlen

Susan lives with her husband Larry and their three dogs, Ella, Shadow and Joonie (a rescue from Pune, India), in the woods in Reisterstown, Maryland just outside of Baltimore City.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Hand and wrist anatomy with Dr. Peter Kim (EP.127)

Hand and wrist anatomy with Dr. Peter Kim (EP.127)

April 26, 2021

There’s no denying that understanding even the most basic aspects of hand and wrist anatomy is super important for yoga teachers. Joining me today on the podcast is a very special guest, Dr. Peter Kim, of New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Dr. Kim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the conversation about not only anatomy but functional movement as well as injury prevention and treatment. It was a pleasure and an honor to have him on the show and I’m excited for you all to listen to the episode.

 

If you live in the Boston area and are in need of an excellent physician who specializes in hand and wrist, contact Dr. Kim.

Meet Dr. Rick Richey (EP.126)

Meet Dr. Rick Richey (EP.126)

April 19, 2021

Rick has worked in the fitness industry since 2002 as a trainer, licensed massage therapist, college and university adjunct professor, NASM faculty instructor, author, subject matter expert and talent for fitness industry educational videos, textbooks, and web-based content. He has presented at numerous fitness conferences within the US and internationally. As an entrepreneur, he is the owner of Independent Training Spot, NYC-based personal training gyms for independent trainers to rent space and run their own businesses. He also developed a continuing education company for personal trainers called HMS Resources. Rick hosts the NASM CPT Podcast and holds a master’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate in health science.

On the podcast today, we go into his origin story, his philosophy towards health, training and teaching and he also answers some specific questions I pose about different scenarios we see in yoga teaching. 

You can follow him on Instagram at dr.rickrichey.

Meet Margaret Furtado (EP.125)

Meet Margaret Furtado (EP.125)

April 12, 2021

Have you ever had a dream you were unwilling to let go of and you kept it in the front of your mind and in your heart for years? That’s the theme of today’s episode as I interview my dear friend, Margaret Furtado. Margaret is a Registered Dietician, author, speaker and wellness expert and while she had an established career in nutrition, she always wanted to be a physician. She recently graduated from medical school and matched at Roger Williams Medical Center for her residency. Listen in as she talks about her own journey as you will find themes that help you connect to your dream and the path to get there as well.

Ten Steps to Learning Anatomy (EP.124)

Ten Steps to Learning Anatomy (EP.124)

April 5, 2021
If you’re trying to learn anatomy on your own, it can be hard to know where to start. In this episode, I share a step by step process for learning anatomy that will take some of the overwhelm out of it. 
 
To get the free download that goes with this episode, click below:
 
 
Red Flags in Alignment (EP.123)

Red Flags in Alignment (EP.123)

March 29, 2021
Even though I’ve covered this before, each time I do, I always share a little more and share in a different way. So, if you caught this topic the first time, listen in for new information. If this is your first time, welcome and listen in to this topic. I discuss red flags to look for in teaching and the anatomy rationale behind them. 
 
Download your guide that goes with this episode here:
 
Groups of Muscles (EP.122)

Groups of Muscles (EP.122)

March 22, 2021

Ever wonder what muscles make up the “glutes” or the “rotator cuff?” Well, I’ve got you covered in this episode where I share a breakdown of different groups of muscles that people refer to all the time. It’s important as a teacher you be able to break down these groups into the individual muscles and know what each of them does. I also share a bit at the start of this episode on sequence building and mention a free sequence building template you can download which is here:

 

https://barebonesyoga.lpages.co/how-to-build-a-yoga-sequence-lead-page/

A Review of Muscles (EP.121)

A Review of Muscles (EP.121)

March 16, 2021

Studying the muscles is a core part of understanding anatomy. However, it’s also where teachers can feel the most frustrated because of the amount of information out there. In this episode I share a format for studying muscles that will make the process more manageable. However, there’s only so much you can do on your own; to learn muscles in a structured way, in the context of a program, get on the wait list for my signature program on anatomy, The Blueprint Learning Program. You can get on the wait list here:

 

https://barebonesyoga.lpages.co/blueprint-course-coaching-program-waitlist/

 

I also shared a comment at the end about a recent workshop I did on cues. To watch that, you can click here:

 

https://barebonesyoga.lpages.co/free-webinar-on-yoga-cues/

 

Key Bones and Joints (EP.120)

Key Bones and Joints (EP.120)

March 9, 2021

We’ll start out this episode with an overview of some general movement principles and then launch into a conversation about key bones and joints. I also share an opportunity for you to enroll in my monthly membership, The Bare Bones Yoga Practice Portal. For those of you who enroll this week for only $10.99, you’ll get a free myofacial release set which you can use for some of the practices on the Portal. To find out more, use this link:

https://barebonesyoga.lpages.co/bare-bones-yoga-practice-portal/

Teaching shifts during these times (EP.119)

Teaching shifts during these times (EP.119)

March 3, 2021

How has your teaching changed since the start of the pandemic? Listen here as one of the teachers in my program, The Blueprint Learning Program, shares how her teaching has shifted and how she has created opportunities to reach people, even at a time when people might be holding off. I start out the episode covering a few questions I hear from teachers time and time again. It’s so important we start applying what we know about anatomy to many of the things that teachers tend to do all the time and question whether they make sense. You’ll hear more about that in this episode. I also offer you a chance to watch my free workshop that I held this weekend on how to to give effective cues. You can catch that workshop here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Jq2U6k1Qlw4ZKLCACcFOLWAJg3RBibqdyg9duwU8mH1wiDQ24rJJtCVvxy-arj7D.fNwWZSI3ss5a-DDJ?startTime=1614546246000

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