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Each week, through long format interviews, host, Cora Geroux uncovers answers to tough questions about Teaching Yoga. How can we truly make our yoga spaces inclusive? Is it possible to make a sustainable living doing this work? How do we shift from cultural appropriation to appreciation in yoga? This show is a space for real, raw conversation, a place to remind you that you’re not alone, and a resource for your life and work on a spiritual path. Stay connected with your host, and follow the ...
 
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As my guest today Eve White, points out in this episode, if we live in Australia, or North America we are living on stolen land. Knowing that, acknowledging country in the beginning of our classes is one small way that we as yoga teachers can pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands we reside on. In today’s episode, Eve shares wh…
 
Shawnee Thornton Hardy is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Educational/Behavior Consultant and the author of Asanas for Autism and Special Needs. Shawnee specialises in working with neurodiverse children and adults and we were pretty excited to speak with her on this topic - It’s just one of the aspects of yoga we have started to learn more about.In thi…
 
On today's show, I speak with Katie Rose. Katie and I both live and work in Sydney, and have crossed paths professionally over the years. So we decided to keep this conversation a bit more casual, so you might find this show is a bit more conversational and less structured. However, we cover some really important topics around having a healthy rela…
 
On today's show I speak with Lizette Pompa, yoga studio owner & serial entrepreneur. Lizette has grown her Instagram following to almost 80k followers by showing up consistently, adding value and building relationships. This has allowed Lizette to grow an online subscription business using the playbook app, where she empowers women to build strengt…
 
Did you know that issues with your digestive system, anxiety, and poor interpersonal boundaries can all be linked to hypermobility? If you’re thinking wtf, Cora? Then you’re not alone. On today’s show I speak with Libby Hinsley, a yoga teacher & physical therapist who specializes in treating hypermobile yoga teachers, and folks with yoga injuries. …
 
In today’s show, Snjezana Pruginic shares her journey from working 1:1 with clients as a Shiatsu therapist to bringing mindfulness and body based healing work into the criminal justice system. As well as the impact that mindfulness, emotional resilience and body based practices can have on individuals who are inside the justice system. Snjezana Pru…
 
What does it really take to run a successful yoga business? Mark Breadner has been teaching yoga for over 20 years, and in the last 5+ years he’s gotten as serious about business as he has been about yoga. The pay off for him has been more reaching more students, having more impact, and ultimately creating a better income and lifestyle for himself.…
 
Did you know that culture, society and politics determine what is considered beautiful at any given time or place? And that the idea of our “body project” (i.e. all the time, effort, money and mental energy we put into working on our bodies) is a relatively new, culturally constructed idea? Listen in as Melanie C. Klein, M.A., a sought-after empowe…
 
Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco need very little introduction. Ana is known as a unique and independent yoga teacher who has forged her own path and educated many prominent teachers along the way. She speaks openly about her past trauma and the healing experiences she has had through living with Native American communities, which she weaves into her t…
 
Today on the show we have our first ever return guest - JESAL PARIKH. You might remember Jesal from episode 1, where she and her co-host Tejal Patel on the underbelly of the yoga industry. But in case you haven’t listened in to that episode, Jesal (she/her/hers) is a yoga teacher, movement educator, podcaster, author, and disrupter working on creat…
 
On Today’s show I speak with Dr. Lauren Tober. I’ve been following Lauren’s work for a while now, and while it always resonated with me, I wanted to have Lauren on the show to speak specifically about how we, as yoga teachers, can make our classes safer spaces for students with mental health concerns - which, as Lauren points out in the interview, …
 
Mariko B. Ryan is the author of Infinite Threads: 100 Indigenous Maori Insights from Old Maori Manuscripts. "Infinite Threads" is an incredible book which reinterprets the manuscripts of Maori Tohunga (sages) in a way that has incredible relevance today. Rane and Jo both found the book full of wonderful insights which described aspects of Maori cul…
 
When I first came across the term post lineage yoga it immediately struck a chord with me. As I began to read more of Theo Wildcroft's blogs on the topic, for the first time, I started to have language around some of the things I had been pondering for the last several years in my yoga journey. Theo Wildcroft, PhD is a yoga teacher, writer and scho…
 
After the death of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020, there has been an awakening in the world, and the wellness community to the inequities that have oppressed Black, Indigenous and People Of Colour over the last several centuries. If you’re in the process of waking up and have been reposting, sharing and using your voice on social media to stand up …
 
Alice Williams is a Yoga Teacher, writer, and the author of "Bad Yogi: The Funniest Self-Help Memoir You'll Ever Read".In this episode, we speak with Alice about her process writing the book as well as her experiences in yoga teacher training. We also learn about how Alice dealt with an eating disorder and the commonalities between her yoga teacher…
 
On today’s show, I speak with my guest Arundhati Baitmangalkar about the business of yoga. And while I’m sure, you (like me), didn’t start out to become a business owner when you did your fist ytt, you’ve now realised that a business is exactly what you have. Right now, many teachers are realising for the first time that they are truly sole traders…
 
Today on the show, I speak with Norman Blair - Norman is an author, yoga teacher and advocate for teachers’ rights, living and teaching in the UK. While Norman has been practising yoga since the early 1990s (and teaching from 2001), I first became familiar with Norman's work when he published two viral articles in early 2019 called Let’s Talk About…
 
Cora Geroux is a yoga teacher, former studio owner, and the host of the Teaching Yoga podcast.Cora originally hails from Canada and is now based in Sydney, Australia. Cora has been teaching yoga & leading yoga teacher trainings since 2009. Before which, she obtained a BA in psychology from Simon Fraser University. Cora was also the co-owner of two …
 
I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that as a yoga teacher you probably started teaching because practicing yoga changed your life in some way. Maybe it helped you heal chronic pain or illness, or showed you a more skillful way of working with your mind. And because of those benefits, perhaps you felt compelled to learn more about yoga, o…
 
In today’s show, I speak with Ty Powers. Ty co-founded the Insight Yoga Institute and has been leading Buddhist mindfulness meditation retreats throughout the world for 20+ years. He completed the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training program in 2003 and has led daylong retreats on issues concerning cultural diversity. He is also a Certified…
 
Jordan Ashley is a yoga teacher and the founder of Souljourn Yoga. Souljourn Yoga Foundation is a non-profit that raises awareness and funds for girls education in lesser economically developed countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits. They have hosted retreats in Rwanda, Morocco, Peru and more. Souljourn co-designs ret…
 
On today’s show, I speak with my good friend, yoga teacher and astrologer - Mark Ashmore. Some of you might remember Mark from episode 0, where he interviewed me, and helped to introduce the show way back in November of last year. Mark and I have known each other for years, and have even led yoga & astrology workshops together. I was really excited…
 
Cate Peterson is a yoga teacher, activist and the driving force behind LovEarth, YogaHive and Get Off Your Asana.Cate has done a lot of work around building relationships between the yoga community and the Aboriginal community in Australia, helping with projects such as Yoga on Country and the Reciprocity Action Plan group in collaboration with Yog…
 
Today on the show, I speak with Dr. Krista Kuberry and Catherine Marquette of Yoga Alliance. My intention with this interview is to ask the questions that you, Yoga Alliance’s international members, especially here in Australia, wanted me to ask. I reached out to my own community in the teachers club, and created polls and posts on my Instagram and…
 
I know I always say this, but I am so excited to bring you this week's episode. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Jivana Heyman, author of Accessible Yoga; Poses & Practices For Every Body, Founder and Director of The Accessible Yoga Organization - an international not-for-profit dedicated to bringing the teachings of yoga to communities …
 
We've been seeing all sorts of conspiracy theories posted online lately - from 5g causing coronavirus, to the Plandemic film and more. So we decided to have a chat with Matthew Remski. Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, a writer and an activist. He has written extensively about cult dynamics in yoga, but recently he has turned his attention to the h…
 
In today’s episode, I speak with Manoj Dias, the founder of A-Space, Australia’s first drop in meditation studio. Manoj is also a global ambassador for lululemon, and was featured on the 20 Teachers Of Colour To Watch in 2020 list. I had the pleasure of meeting Manoj in person late last year when he came to Sydney to teach about anxiety and burn ou…
 
Last week my guest Eliana Chinea spoke about some of the issues that arise in the typical yoga studio model - and inside of The Teachers Club we questioned weather the studio model, as we know it, will go extinct. It's true that studio after studio are closing their doors. Many of them were in real financial trouble before the pandemic, and the clo…
 
Ria Tirazona is a yoga facilitator/education and licensed Psychologist from Manila. She manages a branch of a local yoga studio brand, YogaPlus.As a self-confessed emotional eater, Ria struggled with weight issues for most of her life. Through yoga, she found that she deserved to celebrate her body and treat herself with love and compassion. This i…
 
In today’s show I speak with Constanza Eliana Chinea - a Latinx Yoga teacher living in LA. Eliana began teaching and consulting after noticing a need for diversity and representation in the industry. She now teaches Yogis and entrepreneurs how to decolonize their practice, create equity for teachers of color, and build inclusive spaces in the commu…
 
On today's show, I speak with Susanna Barkataki. Susanna is someone that I’ve been wanting to speak with for a long time - and I am so excited to share our conversation with you. Susanna is the founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute in which she currently runs multiple yoga teacher training programs. With an Honors degree in Philosophy from …
 
Kelly DiNardo is a Yoga teacher, studio owner, podcaster, writer and author of the book Living The Sutras.Living the Sutras is an accessible and fun guide to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The sutras contain teachings on how to deal with loss, pain, dissatisfaction, and alienation as well as providing guidance on how to cultivate joy and lead a heal…
 
On today's show I speak with Rane Bowen & Jo Stewart of The Flow Artists Podcast. Jo & Rane also operate Garden Of Yoga, and I was really excited to speak with them because I think they have responded to the changes in our industry super quickly and intelligently while retaining their values. If you haven’t listened to the flow artists podcast befo…
 
Ely Bakouche is a fellow introvert, writer, editor and co-founder of Shut Up & Yoga. I reached out to Ely to talk alternative ways to be involved in yoga as a profession - without teaching a million classes per week - something that I think is especially relevant right now. We speak about running a digital yoga magazine - creating a team, respondin…
 
In this episode, we speak to the amazing Aleisha Leonard about kirtan, yoga, trauma-informed practice and LGBTIQ+ Leadership. A lot has changed since we originally spoke to Aleisha for the podcast, so we begin the episode with a quick check-in from her current residence in London.We learn how Aleisha found a love of yoga despite initially finding i…
 
I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to have Jo Buick as my guest at the our ever LIVE podcast recording. The show was tapped at AKA Yoga Studio on February 29th in Melbourne. Jo has been working as an educator and strategist in the social justice sector for over a decade and has bee teaching yoga for the last eight years. Jo has worked acro…
 
In this episode we speak to Dr Gail Parker. Gail Parker is a psychologist and a certified yoga therapist. She is a nationally and internationally renowned media personality, educator, author, and thought leader. Dr. Parker is the author of the upcoming book Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma, and current president of the B…
 
Myra and I spoke before the COVID-19 Pandemic became a serious social and public health emergency. However, it’s been several weeks since I last put out the podcast, and I know I’ve found respite in the podcasts I love in the last few days. Taking dog walking breaks and listening to shows that have nothing to do with the pandemic have been healing …
 
Nicole is one of those people that I definitely felt was way too cool to talk to me, especially since we scheduled the interview, Nicole is now the face of Nike's Spring 2020 Yoga campaign. Not to mention her plentiful accolades, multiple not-for-profit businesses and the fact that she is an all around changemaker in wellness - I felt truly lucky t…
 
Much like yoga, I have a deeply personal relationship to Ayurveda, however I’m very aware that like yoga, Ayurveda comes from a culture that is not my own. As I continue to explore my own lineage, and the healing practices that come from within it, I am also committed to sharing my gratitude for a system that has bestowed so much benefit upon my ow…
 
This week the podcast takes on a different form - solo episode of a monthly round up of what happened in Yoga during January. Aside from locking myself out of “my” ( I use quotes because I house sit full time ) apartment and missing an interview, a yoga news show has been bubbling around in my mind for a while. Members of The Teachers Club will rec…
 
In November 2019, Yoga Teachers at YogaWorks in New York city came together to create the world’s first ( that we know of ) Union For Yoga Teachers. From The Yoga Works Union: “We are Yoga and Mindful Fitness Educators. We’ve come together to have a voice in our industry, raise industry standards, and create a more equitable and sustainable profess…
 
What role do white yoga teachers play in shifting the cultural landscape inside of yoga spaces to one of equity, and liberation for all? Michelle Johnson and I unpack this question, and define terms that you need to know like: White Supremacy Privilege Oppression Racism Liberation Intersectionality We also cover: How yoga philosophy calls us to cre…
 
Today on the show I speak with Dana Falsetti. Dana is a yoga teacher, fat liberation activist & serial entrepreneur. Dana’s newest yoga related venture, “practice with dana” is an online, pay what you can, accessible yoga platform. In 2013 Dana started an instagram account under the username @noaltrees and brought the conversation of yoga and body …
 
I found Tristan through her instagram page, Tristan Katz Creative, when she started putting out LGBTQ Inclusivity content for yoga teachers. Over the last several months Tristan has put out a series of posts that help educate yoga teachers around language, pronouns, what to do when you fuck up, and finding ongoing support. Alongside this work, Tris…
 
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