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Your Yoga In English by Enga Unite

Your Yoga In English by Enga Unite

By Annie from Enga Unite

A podcast for multilingual yogis that want to train their yoga teaching and business skills and get inspired by likeminded wellness professionals.

My name is Annie, I'm the host of this podcast and the founder of Enga Unite. Enga Unite is an online learning platform for non-native English speaking yoga teachers that want to develop their skills and knowledge to confidently and effectively teach yoga in English and serve their students worldwide.

Watch my 10 tips for multilingual yoga teachers here: engamembers.teachable.com/p/10-tips-for-multilingual-yoga-teachers-video-series
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19: Finding Your Voice as a Multilingual Yoga Teacher with Thomas Thoroe

Your Yoga In English by Enga UniteApr 16, 2021

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139: 5 Grammar Hacks for Multilingual Yoga Teachers

139: 5 Grammar Hacks for Multilingual Yoga Teachers

Every teacher is unique and so is the way you express yourself!
As a yoga teacher your authenticity is one of the most important factors for genuine communication and deeper connections with your students.
When starting to teach yoga, you'll soon realise that the way you speak is the gateway to effective classes and student engagement. And if it's your goal to teach yoga internationally, you don't only want to develop your communication skills, but also optimise your language knowledge, grammar, and word choice.
If you're a proficient speaker, this requires you to gain an understanding of the way words can be perceived based on a person's cultural background, first language, and individual experiences. 💡
If you're an English learner yourself, this requires you to learn the vocabulary to express yourself clearly and effectively and that matches your style of voice. 📖

In this training, I help you hack 5 grammar points to optimise your overall communication.
As a part of our community, you're not alone in the process of optimising your communication! 👀
If you want to dive deeper into this topic, check out
the Teach Yoga in English Journey.
This is a 6-month all round continuing education programme in which I take you on the journey of becoming a confident English speaking yoga teacher to build your international teaching career to teach worldwide, online or abroad! 🌏💜


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Join the Teach Yoga in English Journey: 6 month group programme to confidently teach yoga in English and build your international career.

⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.


Sep 25, 202343:03
138: Your Journey to a Fulfilling International Career

138: Your Journey to a Fulfilling International Career

The teachers in our community are working hard on building their international teaching career.

There are teachers that:

  • Host their own retreats or work with retreat organisations worldwide.
  • Have their own membership of online classes, workshops and events.
  • Moved abroad and started their own yoga studio in another country.
  • Are teacher trainers and translated their YTTs to English to reach a global audience.
  • Created their own courses and coaching programmes, serving their students in-person and online.

So let me ask you... What does your ideal teaching career look like?

Right now, you may lack the structure and clear steps to making your ideal career a reality. It can feel overwhelming, intimidating or even impossible. I get it - it takes some work, but having helped hundreds of multilingual yoga teachers pursue their dreams, I have gained a lot of insight into what it truly takes and I know it is possible for you too! 🚀

I don't believe in overnight success and I certainly don't believe that there's only one way to Rome.

I believe that everyone's unique. You have your own experiences, approach, learning style, commitments and unique goals.

But I do believe that there are some essential steps and those I'd like to share with you today.

The way you'll apply these steps require you to do some inner work. It's your responsibility to find the ways that suit you, because that way I can guarantee you'll stay focussedmotivated and disciplined to making your international career a reality and super fulfilling.

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Join the Teach Yoga in English Journey: 6 month group programme to confidently teach yoga in English and build your international career.

⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Sep 18, 202339:52
137: 5 communication habits to maintain flow in your yoga classes

137: 5 communication habits to maintain flow in your yoga classes

At Enga, we maintain a huge focus on the development of your personal expression. 🌟

To speak with clarity and authenticity, I confront you time and time again with the importance of self-discovery to improve your overall communication. As a yoga teacher, communication isn't just about the words and cues you use, but also about how you interact and connect with your students.

My aim is to help you find your voice so that you can express yourself truly and cultivate deeper relationships with your students.

So in today's live training, I want to help you improve your communication habits to feel confident about the way you speak and create a safe and transformative space for your students.

In this episode, I'll help you

  • Become aware of your communication habits
  • Unlearn 5 communication habits to maintain flow in your classes
  • Gain practical tips to practise improving your communication skills

We'll break down all habits one-by-one, giving you practical examples and actionable steps to implement straight away. 📚💡

By identifying and refining these habits, you'll be able to speak more mindfully and intention so that you can create a space where your students feel seen, heard, safe, and respected. 🙌

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Join the Teach Yoga in English Journey: 6 month group programme to confidently teach yoga in English and build your international career.

Join the community⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.


Sep 11, 202340:04
136: How to grow in your role as a yoga teacher

136: How to grow in your role as a yoga teacher

Every day is an opportunity to start something new or make changes.

The topic of today’s episode is inspired by some conversations I had in the last few days.

Many people (clients, co-workers, and friends) I spoke to said they feel stuck and doubtful in the last weeks. They feel disconnected and lost causing them to live on autopilot and neglect their goals.

They also described that deep down, they know they want to do something more meaningful. They want to grow, make progress, and feel more fulfilled, but find it difficult to make changes or are afraid that what they want will cost a lot of work or is impossible for them.

You may recognise you feel or have felt this way too. So today, I want to make space to help you reconnect to your path so that you can grow in your role as a yoga teacher and navigate the changes that come with it with more ease.

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To make our content relevant to you, I'd love to hear what topics you'd like to hear or see more of!

Leave me a voice message or send me DM on Instagram to tell me about your current challenges or the things you want to learn!

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Check out all ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Sep 04, 202335:30
135: What to do when you feel disconnected & how to decide on your next steps!

135: What to do when you feel disconnected & how to decide on your next steps!

How to stop postponing your ideal teaching career and decide on your next steps!

It’s August 2023 and we’re just past the middle of the year.

What goals did you set for yourself this year? And are you accomplishing them?​

The days pass by, another week starts; time flies!

You may feel that time flies and notice you got distracted by all types of other things happening in your life. (Especially now that for many of us, it’s summer time!) 

Distraction can cause you to feel unbalanced. Feeling unbalanced may result in losing focus. And not being focussed may make you forget about your goals and the things you want to achieve. All of that makes you feel unfulfilled or misaligned with your deepest desires.

In this episode, I want to help you

• Realign with your purpose

• Check in with your goals or set new objectives

• Get back on track and have a little more structure building your ideal life and career path​


For this training, I've created a fillable reflection form so that you can make the most of the things I'll share with you.

This form will help you reflect on where you are, what's going well, and what you can do to realign with your purpose and take action. You can print the form or keep it as a digital doc for yourself.

>>> use the form here​: https://forms.gle/m86tRpYDawDEbnqX7


You'll also help us get insight into what our community members need help with. Don't worry; we'll not share your information with anyone else and completing the form doesn't mean you need to enrol in any of our services.

This form is for you, to help you get back on track and find focus!

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Check out all ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Aug 28, 202341:22
134: How to find and use synonyms for teaching yoga in English

134: How to find and use synonyms for teaching yoga in English

When you speak in English, do you (sometimes)...

Feel inauthentic and catch yourself using words others use, but don't feel they 'express you'?

Doubt your words actually make sense?

Wish you remembered or knew other words to say exactly what you want?

Omit saying things because you can't find 'the right words'?


In other words (pun not intended )...

Do you find yourself searching for 'the right words' to express yourself clearly?


Speaking another language is a skill and learning to teach yoga in English really doesn't have to be complicated!


The ​Teach Yoga in English Course Bundle​ is designed to not only help you find the right words, but also feel completely yourself using them. Here I help you find your voice in English so that you can teach your international students with clarity and compassion.

However, I understand that you may want to know more about what it really means to 'find the right words', so in this episode I want to focus on empowering you in your language development!

Let me help you find and use synonyms so that you can develop your communication skills to feel confident about expressing yourself without losing the essence of your personality.


Speaking another language is a skill and learning to teach yoga in English really doesn't have to be complicated!


Start today and enrol in the Teach Yoga in English Course Bundle!


The course bundle helps you to:

• Express what you truly want to say in English without losing the essence of your personality.

• Learn the words, phrases and expressions you need for your English yoga classes.

• Start using new vocabulary, synonyms and variations to feel less repetitive.

• Speak about a variety of yogic topics confidently.

https://engaunite.com/teach-yoga-in-english-course-bundle/

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Check out all ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Aug 21, 202329:51
133: How to feel less nervous teaching yoga

133: How to feel less nervous teaching yoga

Many teachers say that before and even during the class they feel anxious about teaching yoga.

Teaching means people look at you and wait for your cues.Being heard and seen can make you feel uncomfortable and taking the responsibility to lead and guide others can make you feel pressured.

Especially if you don't have a lot of experience yet, or want to learn to teach in a foreign language, you're not alone if teaching yoga makes you feel nervous!

In this episode find out what you can do to feel less nervous about teaching yoga!

Here I'll share my experience feeling nervous about teaching (yes, I've been there too!) and...

• 6 reasons why you may feel nervous

• 5 mindset hacks to overcome feeling nervous

• 4 practical solutions to feel more comfortable with being seen, heard, and making mistakes


No matter if you teach a group of people or just one person, all of what I'll share here will help you overcome feeling nervous about teaching yoga in your own language and in English.


Start your journey today and enrol in the Teach Yoga in English Course Bundle!


The TYIE Bundle contains 4 courses that will help you:

• Speak about a variety of yogic topics confidently.

• Start using new vocabulary, synonyms and variations to feel less repetitive.

• Learn the words, phrases and expressions you need for your English yoga classes.

• Express what you truly want to say in English without losing the essence of your personality.

http://engaunite.com/teach-yoga-in-english-course-bundle/


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Check out all ⁠⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Aug 14, 202350:06
132: How to overcome the fear of speaking in English

132: How to overcome the fear of speaking in English

The fear of speaking English is a common obstacle among language learners!

Expressing yourself in a language that’s not your own can make you feel extremely uncomfortable.

You may…

• Doubt you don’t know the right or enough words

• Fear people judge you on your accent or pronunciation

• Speak slow and feel bad about having to make people wait

• Be afraid that you sound childish and people think you’re less intelligent

All these things cause you to hold back and postpone whatever your goal of speaking English is. For most of you here, it causes you to delay your international career.

Because if you don’t learn to speak and practice to develop your speech for teaching yoga, you’ll keep…

• Postponing to look for jobs abroad

• Declining collaborations with people that don’t speak your language

• Saying no to international teaching offers like retreats

So, let’s dive in and find how you can overcome the fear of speaking English; feel comfortablecapablefluent, and even yourself!

And with that, pursue your dream to teach yoga internationally!

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Check out all ⁠⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Aug 07, 202329:40
131: 5 communication errors when teaching yoga in English
Jul 31, 202324:60
130: Money back & cancellation policies

130: Money back & cancellation policies

After you’ve created your class schedule, set up your space to teach and start attracting new students it’s wise to establish your business politics, because you want to be prepared and protect yourself.
It’s possible a student gets sick or unexpectedly has to change their plans which means they could cancel last-minute.
It’s also possible students expected something differently from your classes or services or aren’t happy with their results.
All of these things can cause unnecessary obstacles if you haven’t set up your refund and cancellation policies. So in this episode, let’s have a look at what type of things you can consider to cover yourself for these types of unexpected or unfortunate circumstances.

Expect to learn about what:

  • your prices include
  • to add to your class and/or service descriptions
  • to consider for your refund policy
  • to consider for your cancellation policy


What type of yoga business suits you?
Later this year, I’ll host a pilot course to help you create and set up your international teaching career!
In that course we’ll look at all the things it involves to create your own offerings such as international retreats or online programmes, your visibility and how to attract students, but of course, your money mindset, refund and cancellation policies will be part of it too.
If you’d like to find out what type of yoga business would suit you,
take the quiz to find out your most ideal business model!

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Check out all ⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠Follow us⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Jul 24, 202325:25
129: How to fill your online yoga classes

129: How to fill your online yoga classes

In this episode let's chat about how you can actually attract people to your classes.

I often see yoga teachers struggling to fill up their classes and wonder what they do wrong.

In the beginning of my digital yoga career have made many mistakes too. My purpose of this training is help you understand what doesn’t work so that you can become more focussedattract consistent students and start building a loyal clientele to expand your career and actually live off teaching yoga.

Expect to learn how to:

  • Optimise your class schedule without getting burnt out
  • Overcome teaching from a place of scarcity
  • Stop teaching random or general classes and instead teach what you absolutely love

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Ready to start for yourself and create your own schedule of yoga classes? Check out Momoyoga!

Momoyoga conveniently helps you manage your studio from one zen place. Here you can let your students join your classes and recorded videosreceive payments, send out links to your online classes, upload classes on demand, and much more!

>>> Try Momoyoga 2 months for free

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Check out all ⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Jul 17, 202322:56
128: How to start your digital yoga teaching journey | Interview with Joost Gielen, Momoyoga

128: How to start your digital yoga teaching journey | Interview with Joost Gielen, Momoyoga

This month, I already shared how you can find teaching opportunities and guide to online teaching, but for this episode I've invited a special guest to share how to start your digital yoga teaching journey (even if you've just finished your YTT).

It could be that you want to start by teaching your friends and family, or that you already have some students, but want to make your classes more accessible to them. Maybe you're starting from zero. Wherever you are, what's important when starting your online teaching career is that you build your online presence first!

Joost Gielen is the founder of Momoyoga and has years of experience helping teachers build their own (online) yoga studio.

He will share with us:

  • How to get started
  • The tools and equipment you need
  • What you need to know about using Instagram to attract new students
  • How to market your classes
  • Why your online identity is so important

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Ready to start for yourself and create your own schedule of yoga classes? Check out Momoyoga!

Momoyoga conveniently helps you manage your studio from one zen place. Here you can let your students join your classes and recorded videosreceive payments, send out links to your online classes, upload classes on demand, and much more!

>>> Try Momoyoga 2 months for free

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Check out all ⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Jul 10, 202325:26
127: Student Success Stories: Dalet

127: Student Success Stories: Dalet

Community interview: Dalet @sankalpayogaandsoundhealing
Join Annie and Dalet to find out about Dalet's English and yoga journey:
• Why she became a teacher
• How she found her voice and overcame fears and feelings of inadequacy
• What amazing things she's achieved and teaching opportunities she received
Want to share your journey with the community too? Send us a DM or email at annie@engaunite.com

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Check out all ⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠Follow us⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Jul 03, 202331:18
126: How to find teaching practices without getting hired

126: How to find teaching practices without getting hired

In May, I shared with you 3 tricks to reprogramme your mindset for a lasting career.

In this training I focussed on ways in which you can transform the fears and limiting beliefs that stop you from believing in yourself, your skills, experience, and expertise. All of that with the aim to help you build a lasting career.

Thoughts and limiting beliefs cause you to lack confidence on a mental and emotional level. However, some of you describe to also suffer from the common 'chicken-or-egg situation'. And it goes like this:

"I know that to gain confidence in my teaching skills I need experience, but to gain teaching experience, I need to build confidence first."

Does that sound like you?

Then you may ask, where do I go from here?

In this episode I will give you all the answers and a clear idea of where to start. I'll explain how to gain practical experience to help you build confidence so that you gradually build and expand your own career.


Expect to learn:

  • How to leave the chicken-or-egg situation and actually get out there
  • How to use your network to find safe teaching opportunities that will help you build confidence and feel capable
  • 3 ways to gain (paid) teaching experience without getting hired

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Ready to start for yourself and create your own schedule of yoga classes? Check out Momoyoga!

Momoyoga conveniently helps you manage your studio from one zen place. Here you can let your students join your classes and recorded videosreceive payments, send out links to your online classes, upload classes on demand, and much more!

>>> Try Momoyoga 2 months for free

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What's your style teaching voice? - ⁠⁠TAKE THE QUIZ⁠⁠

Check out all ⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Jun 26, 202323:27
125: Student Success Stories: Sabri

125: Student Success Stories: Sabri

Your transformation is our mission!

In this episode learn about Sabri's English and yoga journey; why she became a teacher and what she learned working with Enga.


About Sabri:

I'm a Fit Yoga teacher and Reiki master who loves helping others improve their overall health through yogic and reiki techniques. Currently I live in Germany and teach online yoga classes in a personalised way. I’m very dedicated and love my teaching profession. I try to adapt each class to the needs of my students and follow their progress in the field of wellness. My yoga school, YogaLuna, is designed for those who want to feel empowered and good about themselves. We practise Fit Yoga to train the muscles in a gentle and conscious way and I offer Reiki courses that help harmonise vital energy. On top of that I host community meetings to support and help each other further.


Do you recognise yourself in Sabri’s journey?
Do you also want to
• find your authentic voice?
• learn all the vocabulary you need to teach yoga in English?
• start your own yoga school?
• move abroad and teach worldwide?

START HERE!


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What's your style teaching voice? - ⁠TAKE THE QUIZ⁠

Check out all ⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠Follow us⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

Jun 19, 202324:56
124: A guide to online teaching
Jun 12, 202330:48
123: Student Success Stories: Carlos
Jun 05, 202317:15
122: How to add mindfulness and meditation to your yoga classes
May 29, 202322:50
121: Student Success Stories: Andrea
May 22, 202321:09
120: The missing piece to your international career

120: The missing piece to your international career

In this episode, I’d like to share with you the missing piece to your international career.

Actually, there are a few missing pieces, but the first and most important one, as you can guess now, is receiving support and guidance with finding and developing your own voice (even more so, if you want to teach in a foreign language).

Finding your voice is step one of the 6-step process to becoming a confident and authentic English-speaking yoga teacher.

Your voice, as they call it in yoga, is the way you speak and what you communicate. This includes your tone of voice and also the type of language you use. You may have heard of the terms ‘use your voice’, ‘authentic voice’, ‘finding your voice’.

All of this refers to the development of becoming and expressing yourself as you are. The way you communicate and what you communicate. When finding your voice in a foreign language, it also refers to learning the type of language that matches your teaching style and personality, so that you can stay true to your natural way of being and communication, even when teaching in English.

It can be intimidating to teach in a foreign language, but since you’re here. I know you have a passion you want to share with the world. It’s time to do the work and kiss goodbye all your fears and insecurities.

Because remember, ’Teaching yoga in a foreign language is a sign of bravery!’

In this training, I'll share 7 steps to overcome practical challenges and common fears that stop you from finding your voice!

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What's your style teaching voice? - ⁠TAKE THE QUIZ⁠

Check out all ⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠Follow us⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

May 15, 202323:52
119: 3 tricks to reprogramme your mindset for a lasting career

119: 3 tricks to reprogramme your mindset for a lasting career

In episode 118, I shared with you the mindset shifts needed to feel capable of teaching yoga.

I spoke about the reason 'why' you feel you aren't ready to teach yoga and unpacked 4 things that may cause you to lack confidence.

All of them are limiting beliefs.

It starts with a thought, which then makes you feel a certain way, which provokes another thought, and boom ... you’re in the cycle of negative thinking, doubting your skills, and feeding your own insecurities, which is absolutely not necessary!

As I finished that training, I realised that there's A LOT more I’d like to share about this topic so in this episode, I want to continue and give you 3 practical tricks to reprogramme your mindset for a lasting career.​

Expect to find out

• How to leave the chicken and egg situation and actually get out there

• How to find safe teaching opportunities that will help you build confidence and feel capable

• 3 ways to overcome limited and negative thinking and shift your thoughts outward rather than in

P.S. Are your English language skills the reason for you to postpone your career?

Check our courses to shift your mindset and focus on what you need to learn to pursue your international teaching career.

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What's your style teaching voice? - ⁠⁠TAKE THE QUIZ⁠⁠

Check out all ⁠⁠⁠courses and programmes⁠⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠Join the community⁠⁠⁠ of multilingual yogis and feel supported on your journey as an international yoga teacher.

⁠⁠Follow us⁠⁠ on Instagram

⁠⁠⁠Book your free discovery call ⁠⁠⁠to find out what you can improve and create an action plan to achieve the goals you have for your career as an international yoga teacher.

May 08, 202325:48
118: Mindset Shifts to Feel Capable of Teaching Yoga
May 01, 202326:42
117: English Grammar Revision for Effective Cues
Apr 24, 202330:13
116: How to boost your online presence using Offering Tree
Apr 16, 202324:56
115: How you can create a yoga career with in-person and digital offerings with Gwen
Apr 09, 202336:15
114: Outdated cues and how to unlearn them

114: Outdated cues and how to unlearn them

The word 'outdated' refers to things that are old-fashioned.

Usually, old-fashioned is a word that describes something that is ancient, antique, obsolete, or out of date. Stuff that’s made in a different age; from materials we no longer use; things that aren’t anymore produced, or because we’ve found faster, more innovative ways. Just as production and consumption make advances, so do we people and so does language.

In the past you may have heard or learned certain cues. They made a lot of sense and you may have even started using them in your own classes. By now, you’ve heard them so often that you don’t even question the words anymore. However, due to social advances, research and revision, some of the cues you may use today are no longer accepted. Instead this type of outdated language is considered

• ineffective

• inaccurate

• non-inclusive

• offensive

With this episode, I want to help you understand why some cues are no longer safe to use and how you can recognise similar phrases to make your cueing language up-to-date and appropriate.

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Apr 02, 202323:10
113: 3 words you can no longer use teaching yoga in English
Mar 26, 202318:43
112: What's a well-rounded sequence

112: What's a well-rounded sequence

Many teachers in our community complain that their Yoga Teacher Training didn’t prepare them enough to write sequences or that they didn’t receive enough practice time to learn to write them. And, I know how much your ability to write high quality sequences would boosts your confidence.

Themed sequences that feel logical and intuitive.

Sequences that...

  • you can use again and again, without feeling repetitive.
  • are well-rounded and offer great development of strength, flexibility, sthira and sukha.
  • inspire your students to continue their spiritual journey.
  • provide your students with enough to learn.

Or simply put, sequences your students love to practice, and you love to teach.

Sequencing is a skill and just as learning vocabulary, it requires practice. On the English for Yoga Teachers Course, I’ve dedicated an entire module to learn, develop, and practice your sequencing skills. It’s one of my favourite modules, because this is where I see most of our teachers make massive progress in their confidence building and owning their authentic expression as a yoga teacher.

But what really is sequencing? 

What does a sequence consist of? 

And what is a well-rounded sequence?

In this episode, I’ll give you answers to all those questions!

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Mar 19, 202321:26
111: 7 tricks to optimise learning English for yoga

111: 7 tricks to optimise learning English for yoga

Everyone’s learning process is different. Learning processes differ depending on for example:

• the type of thing you want to learn

• your experience with the topic so far

• the methodologies and learning techniques you’ve been taught to use in the past

Some sign up for courses to work towards a specific outcome in a container, finding support in sharing their journey with their classmates. Others go for coaching or mentoring to receive 1:1 or personalised support. And again others like a more independent approach and try to figure it all out by themselves.

Whatever your learning strategy looks like, it can be that you:

• Don’t know really know where to start or how to continue

• Feel overwhelmed with all the different resources, materials and courses available and don’t know which is right for you

• Get stuck because you focus on things you don’t actually need by using old-fashioned learning methods that don’t (longer) work for you

• Feel alone, because you don’t have anymore to share your progress with

As an avid learner of anything to do with yoga and foreign languages, I’ve explored many different learning strategies. Some worked, some didn’t, and years back I thought it’d be the same for everyone.

However, teaching English as a foreign language has taught me that the opposite is true. Everyone has a different way of absorbing and processing information, so I’m aware that there’s no one-size-fits-all.

I love exploring this topic and it’s my passion to help you optimise your learning journey. So, having helped hundreds of yoga teachers and English learners navigate their journey I realised that there’s one thing that truly works for all: personalising your learning journey!

In this training I’ll take you through the 7 ways to optimise learning English for yoga!

Join us for the Teach with Confidence Mini-Course | 10-12 March, live on Zoom.

https://engaunite.com/teach-with-confidence-mini-course/


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Mar 13, 202327:23
110: 3 language mistakes multilingual yoga teachers make

110: 3 language mistakes multilingual yoga teachers make

Learning a foreign language comes with unique challenges.

Depending on your mother tongue, some languages may be easier to learn than others. But, even when the roots or origins of two languages are the same, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and cultural aspects are different.

Most of the time, the purpose of general language classes is to help you pass exams. This is unfortunate when you want to learn a language for teaching yoga. The language aspects we use in a yogic setting are very specific and very sensitive. General language classes usually don’t provide you with the knowledge and skill practice you need to teach yoga in a foreign language.

So, yoga teachers that have never studied language for yoga classes often make mistakes that can

• cause physical and emotional harm

• damage your student-teacher relationships

• cause a lot of confusion

In today’s training I want to discuss with you three of the most common language mistakes I see teachers in our community make. My aim is to help you analyse your language use and find out what you can improve it to

• make yourself understood better

• guide your students with more compassion

• strengthen your student-teacher relationships


Resources mentioned:

Why it's a bad idea to translate your scripts

Ways of being inclusive in your English yoga classes

Ways of including everybody in your English yoga classes

Uncomplicated grammar in your English yoga classes


Teach with Confidence | Mini-Course | 10 - 12 March 2023

Free registration until the 10th of March

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Mar 06, 202323:28
109: 5 cueing mistakes multilingual yoga teachers make

109: 5 cueing mistakes multilingual yoga teachers make

Cueing is the art of verbally guiding students through your yoga asana classes.

It includes all the words, phrases, metaphors and expressions you use to teach.

Now, imagine teaching yoga in a foreign language…

Knowing the correct terminology for body parts, verbs, and language for directions and movement can be quite a challenge.

Then understanding which words are inclusive and non-offensive requires study and real-life experience.

And when you finally know the right vocabulary, forming sentences that are quickly understood by your students and easy to remember for you is the next step.

As you can tell, cueing isn't something you learn in one day and mistakes are easily made.

In this training, I'd like to help you become aware of 5 cueing mistakes that are commonly made by multilingual yoga teachers. This awareness will help you:

• analyse what language aspects you can improve

• optimise your verbal communication to strengthen your student-teacher relationships

• guide your students with compassion


Join us for the Teach with Confidence Mini-Course | 10-12 March

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Feb 27, 202327:01
108: How to start teaching yoga in a foreign language

108: How to start teaching yoga in a foreign language

When I did my first yoga teacher training, I learned the hard way that the language we use in a yogic setting isn’t the same as what we learn in general language classes. At this point I was already very fluent in English; I had a C2 certificate and even taught English as a foreign language to students from all over the world.

I did not once think that I would have language challenges doing my yoga teacher training in English. My level of English was proficient, but having a conversation about yogic topics, let alone cueing a yoga asana class was something completely new.

In the very beginning, I felt defeated and doubted my skills.

It made me feel as if I had to start learning all over again. But then I realised it had nothing to do with my language skills, it simply was because my studies and daily conversations had never been in this area.

Thankfully, I was an English language teacher so I could transfer the skills and knowledge I gained teaching general and exam English, to teach myself the language I needed for teaching yoga. I spent hours and hours learning, studying, observing, and improving.

Realising that the need for language and communication training among yoga teachers was high, I did more yoga teacher training and eventually developed a framework to help you: non-native English speaking yoga teachers, learn the language you need for your job, so that you can:

• Teach with confidence

• Speak with authenticity

• Strengthen your student-teacher relationships.

Based on my experience guiding hundreds of yogis learning to teach yoga in English as a foreign language, in this training I want to share with you 3 steps to help you understand:

• Where to start teaching yoga in a foreign language.

• What to do to save time

• How you can make your learning journey personal, effective and enjoyable!

Check out and register your spot for the Cue with Confidence Mini-Course

Live on Zoom | 10-12 March 2023

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Feb 20, 202327:43
107: 3 things that boost your confidence teaching yoga

107: 3 things that boost your confidence teaching yoga

The biggest obstacle when learning anything is lack of confidence.

Think of when you're learning a foreign language and feel embarrassed about your pronunciation.

Or learning to teach yoga and doubt your cues and instructions are effective and easily understood.

Imagine learning to teach yoga in a foreign language and the fears around both your speaking and teaching skills come up.

When you lack confidence it's possible that you

• hide

• stop trying

• avoid things you find challenging

But if your aim is to teach yoga in internationally, in multiple languages none of these things help.

Instead, I want to help you teach with total confidence and share your passion for yoga without doubting yourself.

If you recognise this challenge, join me for this training to find out about 3 key tools that help you boost your confidence teaching yoga in a foreign language and you can easily start doing today!

And check out our FREE resources that help you boost your confidence in your teaching skills!

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Feb 13, 202321:38
106: Where in your teaching journey are you?
Feb 06, 202327:27
105: Intuitive Goal Setting for Yoga and Wellness Business Owners

105: Intuitive Goal Setting for Yoga and Wellness Business Owners

Jan 30, 202338:17
104: 2022 Year Reflection

104: 2022 Year Reflection

Every year is full of new learnings!

To fully be present with what arises... what needs to be seen... and prepare for growth...

I believe we need intentional reflection on 'what actually happened' and 'how we got there'.

For me personally, 2022 was an extremely challenging year.

I started the year feeling completely burnt out, not being able to do anything for 3 months. I separated, moved countries, went back into therapy and did A LOT of work on myself.

Even though I felt defeated, triggered, tested... I know it was something I had to go through to experience 'break through'.

Break through was needed to keep doing what I do... helping you create the career you dream of!

Whether it's by improving your language and communication skills or business knowledge.

I met heaps of incredible people that inspired, supported, and encouraged my growth.

I had tons of new experiences, 'aha' moments, transitions, and signs that activated my intuition and made me make life changes (which I'll share with you tomorrow)

So, in this live training, I'll tell you a little bit about what happened for me in 2022, what I learned and how I dealt with the challenges life threw my way to step up and overcome obstacles that limited my growth (and career path).

I hope you see this as an invitation to receive the tools to intentionally reflect on your year too and prepare yourself for intuitive goal setting!

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Jan 25, 202336:28
102: Programmes and software to invest in
Jan 16, 202322:53
101: Why you need to partner up and collaborate
Jan 09, 202323:44
100: Business models for yogi and wellpreneurs

100: Business models for yogi and wellpreneurs

For our 100th episode on the Your Yoga in English podcast I want to help you kick off the new year with clarity and (re-)evaluate your business model! 

Celebrate with us and make a chance on winning a free 1:1 coaching session with Annie!

What to do:

Enter until the 9th of January 2023. The winner will be announced on the 11th of January 2023 during our weekly live training on Instagram and Facebook.

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You may have a wish list of programmes and software to invest in (check out episode 101), but before you spend all your money on things you don't actually need, I think that it’s wise to consider your business plan/model to invest wisely and plan out your ideal career.

Based on my experience working with many starting business owners, it doesn’t really matter what you create. Building the foundation of your businesses takes quite a similar approach. However, your business model heavily influences your task management, market research, messaging, content creation, and community building.

So today, let's have a look at some business models to for you to consider. During this session, I'll also give you some journal prompts to help you gain clarity on the business model that best suits you.

Per DMs on social media or email, please share your answers with me. This way I can give you feedback on your ideas, but also hold you accountable for pursuing your objectives.

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Jan 02, 202328:42
99: How to create your own job opportunities
Dec 26, 202224:28
98: Creating flow in your life and business
Dec 19, 202223:30
97: The challenges of multilingual yoga businesses
Dec 14, 202239:14
96: Is the English for Yoga Teachers Course for you?
Nov 21, 202230:25
95: Where do you start creating your own (multilingual) yoga business
Nov 14, 202233:40
94: How to run your own yoga studio online

94: How to run your own yoga studio online

As the yoga industry is booming, the integration of technology is inevitable. Online yoga is more popular than ever, and I know that they're here to stay. So I believe this is a great opportunity for you to explore your options and start thinking about opening your own online yoga studio too.

The benefits are countless. It allows you to

  • practice and teach with whomever, whenever, and wherever (there's an internet connection).
  • meet people from all around the world
  • get access to teachers and students that otherwise wouldn't be available to you
  • reach more people and make a bigger impact
  • gain more freedom (financially and logistically)

and so much more!

If you wish to be an international (travelling) yoga teacher... having your own online yoga studio could mean massive growth!

In this expert interview, Joost and Ingo will tell you all about how you can optimally run your own online yoga studio. Expect to learn about:

• Recent changes in yoga market
• What an online yoga studio entails
• Why having your own (online) yoga studio is so beneficial
• How Momoyoga facilitates your live as an independent yoga teacher

and much more!

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Nov 07, 202228:45
93: 5 Ways to overcome procrastination... and feel motivated to achieve your goals

93: 5 Ways to overcome procrastination... and feel motivated to achieve your goals

Oct 31, 202235:19
92: 4 types of words to master your cues

92: 4 types of words to master your cues

Cueing is an art. It’s the art of guiding your students into positions or variations that allow them to experience the asana in a way that is beneficial to them, using as few words as possible.

Cueing is communicating clearly and considerately so that you can guide your students’ movement in the moment. These cues must serve your students as individuals even when they’re in a group so that they can find what works in their body.

If you speak too fast, students get lost. If you speak too quietly, students focus too much on trying to hear you. And if you use too many words, students will need to think too much about what you want them to do.

To master your cues, simplicity is the key. What you say and how you say it directly impacts the practice of our students, so it’s really important to pay attention to it.

Now you know that cueing is the art of directing your students into positions or variations that allow them to experience the asana in a way that is beneficial to them, with as few words as possible, in this training we’ll look at how to form instructional cues (active cues) with the four types of words that will help you master the foundation of your cueing language.

Learn about:

  • The art of cueing
  • Cues that offer a well-rounded experience
  • Why you need to stop using passive cues and how to focus on active cues instead
  • 4 types of words that will help you cue clearly and precisely

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Oct 25, 202233:40
91: 6 steps to confidently teach yoga in English
Oct 17, 202236:04
90: How to choose your next yoga teacher course
Oct 10, 202224:17
89: How to memorise your sequences better
Oct 03, 202221:30