Episode 18 - Self Care for Success: Prioritizing Your Time for Creativity and Growth
Have you ever considered how important it is to take time and practice self-care in order to generate creativity and growth for your yoga business? Alanna was reminded of this on a recent team retreat to Belize, and she wants to share her insights and three actionable tips that will help you shift your mindset and change the game immediately. Whether you are at the beginning of your yoga career, focusing on teaching as many classes per week as possible, or up-leveling your yoga biz to go online, this episode empowers and inspires you to put yourself first and prioritize your self-care for success!
Episode 17 - The Power of Your Voice: Captivating Your Students with Presence and Presenting Techniques
Many teachers are never taught specifically how to develop a confident presence with the voice and use high-level communication skills to present not just movements…but meaning. These are skills we must learn, just like anything else in our practice. Most of us need additional work on our speaking skills. If this is something we’ve never examined, then we have a tremendous amount to gain by taking a look at how we use our words to deliver the teachings that come from our heart. In this podcast. Alanna teaches her most powerful and important speaking and cueing techniques that elevate you from good to great as a yoga instructor, and help you establish the kind of expertise necessary to differentiate yourself from the crowd.
Episode 16 - Gratitude Meditation
Guided Gratitude Meditation! At this time of division–whether it be the division between us personally, politically, globally, or socially–how do we begin to back out of separation and into connection? How do we let go of our judgments of others, or an us vs. them attitude, or forgive those who have wronged us? We begin with gratitude. Gratitude alleviates fear. It dissolves painful emotion. It evolves negative thought. It reverses false belief systems. Gratitude is a miracle worker, and you can let it work for you. This special edition of the Upward Facing Career Podcast features a guided gratitude meditation to elevate our hearts and souls and remind us of what is most important in life...each other.
Episode 15: Chakras & Planets
Did you know that the chakras and astrology go together like peanut butter and jelly? It turns out that each of our sacred energy centers (chakras) is ruled by a corresponding planet in the astrological system. This podcast will go through each chakra and the associated planet and illuminate the *true* meaning of hatha yoga...the joining of the sun and the moon! Listen for deeper insight into the chakras, astrology, yoga psychology, and how to achieve a greater level of health and wellbeing for yourself and your clients.
Episode 14 - The Meaning of Om
We chant Om all the time...but do you really know what it means? Alanna takes you through the history, the mythology, and the power of Om in this podcast. You learn why it works, and why it is such an essential part of yoga practice and spiritual transformation.