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Now displaying: March, 2023
Mar 27, 2023

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

317: Balance Flow Yoga with Shelly Prosko

 

Description:

As we age, our balance reaction changes, our strength decreases, and our general mobility is reduced. This can put us at greater risk of falls. Movement is a great tool to help prevent falls, improve balance, and also reduce the risk of injuries. In this episode, Shelly Prosko shares more about her new offer - Balance Flow Yoga - designed to address these common concerns.

 

Why is balance so important for yoga teachers, yoga students, and people who are interested in pelvic health? Shelly explains how she came to offer Balance Flow Yoga and why it is such a relevant topic for everyone. This offer is created in such a way that yoga teachers would be able to experience it and then go on to share it in their community - why was this such an essential part of how this program is structured and what’s covered in the program? Shelly answers these questions and more.

 

Tune in to learn more about Balance Flow Yoga and how you can join the upcoming training sessions with Shelly Prosko!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:13] Shannon gives a shout out to sponsors, OfferingTree and Pelvic Health Professionals.

[2:29] Shannon welcomes returning guest Shelly Prosko to the podcast.

[2:29] What is the work that Shelly does?

[4:26] How did the idea for Balance Flow Yoga come about?

[7:36] How has Shelly been sharing Balance Flow Yoga out in her community?

[9:16] Why did Shelly think that it was important for yoga teachers to be able to share this in their community?

[16:39] Shannon pops in with a quick message about OfferingTree.

[18:15] Shelly talks about some of the things they cover in terms of the balance aspect in her course.

[19:13] Balance Flow Yoga also has a connection to the pelvic floor.

[22:14] Shannon shares the details of the upcoming Balance Flow Yoga course.

[23:01] Who should attend and what should you bring when you sign up?

[25:11] Get the early bird pricing if you sign up by the end of March!

[25:56] Sign up for Balance Flow Yoga with Shelly Prosko on the Pelvic Health Professionals website.



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Gratitude to our Sponsors, OfferingTree and Pelvic Health Professionals.

 

Quotes from this episode:

“"We have evidence that shows movement is really good to help prevent falls, to help improve our balance and also reduce the risk of injuries."

 

"It's wonderful to be able to translate the research... and then to actually offer that in the community for everybody."

 

"Our world just kind of gets smaller and smaller and we do less and less because we're afraid to fall. And then that causes it, it perpetuates the cycle."

 

"We can look at different meditative practices and different breathing practices that can not only help us with our movement but also with the emotions of confidence and self compassion."

 

Mar 20, 2023

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

316: Holidays, Vacation & CEO Days with Shannon Crow

 

Description:

Do you plan out your vacation days, holidays, and CEO days? Do you schedule them into your calendar to ensure you have no-work days to look forward to? If you don’t already do this, this episode is for you!

 

It can feel uncomfortable to take time off work, or even impossible but we need to find a balance. Shannon shares how she has managed to take time off for holidays and vacations even as a single mother of three young children and encourages you to reflect on the time you would like to take off in your yoga business. She also talks about the importance of taking CEO days in your business to plan and move forward. Listen in for tips on how to plan for vacations and holidays in your business, especially if you feel like you don't have time to take time off from work!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:25] Shannon continues the theme of the last few podcast episodes in talking about taking breaks, time off, and vacations.

[4:01] Shannon gives a shout out of thanks to sponsors OfferingTree and Pelvic Health Professionals.

[6:56] To help plan out her vacations and time off from work, Shannon recommends looking at a big annual calendar to see the year at a glance.

[8:29] Ask yourself: How many days off a year do you want to take for a vacation, staycation, or just to not work?

[10:25] Shannon invites you to reflect on a number for the amount of time you would like to take off working and to notice what comes up for you.

[11:53] You can plan for time off and give yourself the flexibility to change things if needed.

[12:54] Add your vacation time to your calendar. Then mark off the holidays that you want to take off work too. Include state and country holidays, but also think about if there are special days (birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations) you want to be off work too!

[13:33] Shannon uses OfferingTree to help her to plan her vacations, holidays, and time off.

[15:00] CEO days are planning times for you to look at data from your business and your goals and make big plans.

[18:27] Shannon shares some other resources that may be helpful to you as you plan out your vacations, time off, and CEO planning days.

[19:56] Hang out with Shannon in real-time!

 

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Gratitude to our Sponsors, OfferingTree and Pelvic Health Professionals.

 

Quotes from this episode:

"How many days off a year do you want to take for vacation or a staycation?"

 

"The important thing is that you are adding some vacation time to your calendar."

 

"CEO planning time is where you get to look at the data from your business and your big goals and dreams and ideas and you get to plan big."

 

"I want to see you really sustain yourself and be in this and enjoying your life outside of work."

 

Mar 13, 2023

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

315: Let's Talk Time Off with Shannon Crow

 

Description:

Apart from taking breaks in your work day, it is also important to take time off from work. Whether that’s vacations, time away from teaching yoga, or time off for personal development or your mental health and wellbeing, this is a critical element of not getting burnt out. Shannon Crow shares insights from our very own Connected Yoga Teachers. 

 

Shannon reads comments from different yoga teachers in the Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group about how and when they take time off. Everyone’s situation is unique and what works for one person may not for others. Tune in to hear how different yoga business owners are working time off into their schedule and use this episode as an inspiration for you to take more time off work too!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:02] This week's episode will focus on taking time off, especially when you're feeling overworked and stretched to your limit.

[1:48] Have you heard about the 4-day work week? Shannon shares some findings from the largest trial of the 4-day work week.

[3:25] Shannon plans her time off and then fits her work time in.

[5:33] Shannon gives a shout out to sponsors, OfferingTree and Pelvic Health Professionals.

[7:07] Shannon recently asked yoga teachers in the Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group about their thoughts on taking time off.

[8:35] Shannon reads a reply from Erin Olsson.

[10:59] Shannon shares some comments from Jennifer Parker about how taking time off has evolved for her, and Rebecca Sebastian's comment about how Jennifer inspired her.

[14:42] Shannon reads a comment from Nathan Shiva retiring early to follow his passion - yoga.

[15:51] Before reading a few more shares from yoga teachers, Shannon answers a question she often gets about how to create an online studio membership. OfferingTree is a great option to check out!

[17:07] Charisma Whitefeather commented on the post that she takes about 50 days off a year!

[17:42] If you feel like it's impossible for you to take that many days off, Shannon invites you to explore how you can start taking action to make that a reality.

[18:58] Some yoga teachers shared their less-than-ideal situation with taking time off.

[21:59] Another yoga teacher, Sarah Garden, commented that most yoga teachers who live off their yoga income alone work too much.

[24:10] Shannon reads another comment shared by Barbara Germershausen.

[26:24] Everyone has a unique situation - not everyone's 24 hours looks the same.

[28:11] Shannon gives us a sneak peek into the upcoming episodes and some exciting real-time events!



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Gratitude to our Sponsors, OfferingTree and Pelvic Health Professionals.

 

Quotes from this episode:

“Time off has a really positive impact for employees for sure, but also for companies.”

 

"What I actually do is plan my time off and then fit my work time in."

 

"Let's start small and slow if that feels like a good fit for you." 

 

"What would be the baby step to make [your dream time off] possible?"

 

Mar 6, 2023

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

314: Plan Your Breaks with Shannon Crow

 

Description:

Taking breaks as an entrepreneur and yoga business owner is important, yet difficult to do. It can be easy to dive into your work and forget about taking time off until you hit burnout or start to resent your schedule and even the work you do! Planning your breaks into your schedule can be helpful.

 

Shannon Crow shares a series of journaling prompts that you can use to reflect on what your ideal week would look like, as well as to include breaks into your work schedule. Using these journal prompts, take some time to write your responses and see what comes up for you. Then, start getting creative on how you can implement this into your life.

 

This episode is perfect for anyone who is serious about taking breaks from work and is keen to take action to create their ideal schedule!

 

Key Takeaways:

[0:56] Taking breaks as an entrepreneur and yoga business owner is important, yet difficult!

[2:32] Shannon gives a shout out to sponsors, OfferingTreel and Pelvic Health Professionals.

[3:56] Sometimes, we are in a season where we don't get time off.

[6:25] This podcast is an actionable podcast, so go get your paper and pen or somewhere to write!

[8:33] Shannon has some journaling prompts for you if you are serious about taking time off.

[15:59] Take your time with these questions and make your responses as detailed as possible.

[16:26] How can you set up reminders for yourself about the important things as you set up your work schedule?

[16:56] Shannon shares a tip that has worked very well for her to manage her schedule.

[18:17] Join the conversation about taking time off in the Connected Yoga Teachers Facebook group and share your ideal week with Shannon!

[19:05] If you want to connect with Shannon in real time, there are some fun ways to do that!

 

Journal Prompts

  1. On an ideal work day, I feel…

  2. I can easily get my meaningful work done between the hours of _____ to _____.

  3. An ideal start to my day feels…

  4. Before I start work for the day, I want to…

  5. The next one is my lunch break is _____ hours.

  6. Between work, I take _____ minute breaks where I…

  7. At the end of my workday, I feel…

  8. To close my workday, I do these three things.

  9. Before I move into "after work" time, I…

  10. In my average work week, I have _____ days off.

  11. Is there anything else that you want to feel or outline to have your ideal work week?

 

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Gratitude to our Sponsors, OfferingTree and Pelvic Health Professionals.

 

Quotes from this episode:

“It can be so easy to focus on the work and forget about time off until you hit burnout."

 

"We want to build a schedule that is not only sustainable but is also your dream schedule because that's why you became an entrepreneur."

 

"Notice with compassion what feelings start to come up as you outline your work hours."

 

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