Going Pro Yoga Podcast

Going Pro Yoga Podcast

Going Pro Yoga is for Yoga Teachers who want to elevate their teaching skills and develop their craft with integrity and authenticity. We’ve created this podcast to support beginner teachers on their journey. We serve to inspire, teach, and discuss real topics about yoga in the modern world. Topics include: • Sequencing, Teaching Techniques, and the Business of Yoga; • Anatomy, Injury Prevention, and Safe Practices; • Philosophy, Ethics and Legal Considerations; • And much more.. Co-hosted by: Michael Henri (MPTHY / RYT 500), Paul Teodo (E-RYT 500) and Byron de Marsé (E-RYT 500)


December 6, 2023 65 mins

We have a special guest this week! Persia Juliet joins Michael to share her knowledge on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the connection to the elements that make up our composition. Persia begins by sharing her back story, including her introduction to yoga and first teaching experience as a Bikram yoga teacher. Persia now lives in Bali where she teaches yin yoga and offers training in Yin Yoga and traditional Chinese medici...

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In this week's episode, Cat Kabira returns to the show! In Episode #97 Michael and Cat talked about the energetic field, but this week ‘emotions’ are on the menu. They start off by talking about breathwork, heightened experiences, exploring the depths, but also about ‘coming back’ and being more ‘here’ and present in this world.

They explore our senses and abilities beyond our five senses, and refining our sensations through sk...

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In this week's episode, Michael talks with Dr. Brendan about change and uncertainty. Originally a Kiwi, Brendan is a psychiatrist from Australia that operates a mental health platform. Last year Brendan did his 200hr Yoga Teacher Training and took the leap to spend more of his time in Bali. Brendan recently started his own Podcast Show called ‘The Self You Seek’.

Michael and Brendan open up the conversation about ‘changing your...

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In this week's episode, Michael shares his experience and tricks on managing nervousness. We all get nervous from time to time, especially when we stand in front of a group of people.

While it's completely normal to feel this way, it most definitely can affect our ability to 'perform' or operate on a way that serves the room.

He also explains the basic function of the nervous system and quickly elaborates the scienc...

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In this week’s episode, we have a spontaneous guest walk into the studio to share her experience with finding your voice.

Megan Cowley, originally from the UK, has moved to Bali and completed a 200hr Yoga teacher training this past year and has been diving into the exploration of voice.

Not a typically path of a yoga teacher, but a path that has allowed her to use the tools from her training and experiment with different elements...

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In this week’s episode, Paul Teodo joins the podcast to share the “Need-to-knows” for yoga teachers based on his 10 years of experience in the yoga industry.

Whether you’re a new teacher or you already have gained some teaching experience, these tips will help refine your craft and improve your style of teaching. 

From simple teaching techniques, to voice improvement strategies, to challenging your students in a healthy way, these ...

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In this week’s episode, Michael sits down with Carlos Tao, senior yoga teacher and founder of the FluidUs Academy. Carlos is from Cuban descent, and was born in the United States, now part-time living and working in Bali. Carlos is not your regular yoga teacher, as he’s on a journey to re-enchant myth and ritual, breathing life into old traditions, and helping shift what we do and what we see, and being available for our present li...

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In this week’s episode, Michael breaks down the science of energy. The language around energy is freely used and many of us are not familiar with what energy actually is.

Beyond talking about the basic science of energy, Michael drops a few facts related to how energy and emotions in the body are the source of any allergies, like foods, or environmental elements that cause us to sneeze, sniff, and snot.

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In this week’s episode, Michael sits with special guest Vijeth Kumar who talks about his journey growing up in India, finding his guru, his life as a yoga therapist, the importance of yoga in the modern day, and unconditional love and gratitude. 

Vijeth talks about his traditional upbringing in Mysore India where practicing yoga daily was part of the routine. He met his guru BNS Iyengar at 14 years old. 

He talks about the importan...

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In this week’s episode of the Going Pro Yoga Podcast Michael deep dives into the subconscious mind. He starts by sharing his analogy of ‘‘the subconscious mind as a book’’. This book becomes the autopilot where we move through life unconsciously with our  actions, patterns and behaviours. 

In Michael’s analogy, the conscious mind can be considered the author and reader of your book. As the author, you can ‘consciously’ add (or not ...

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For this week’s episode of the Going Pro Podcast Michael invites Silfath Sophia on the show to talk about the Money Mindset. Originally from Ivory Coast, Silfath moved to the United States to work as a banker, but took a big leap in 2017 when she started her own business as a fashion stylist. She later moved into Somatic Therapy and Movement for Women, and is now working as a healer and teacher in the wellness space. Silfath lives ...

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In this week’s episode of Going Pro, Michael sits down with guest Abi describes her background as a personal trainer and how she started Yoga 15, yoga for athletic performance and recovery. She shares the development of this thriving company that serves a niche space for athletes as someone who was always incredibly athletic herself. 

She and Michael discuss various types of yoga teacher trainings and Abi emphasizes the importanc...

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September 4, 2023 40 mins

In this week’s episode, Michael and Paul sit down to discuss two very well known opposites: yin and yang. Not only do they move through qualities and elements that represent yin and yang, but more specifically they dive into yin and yang as it applies to teaching yoga and how you approach your classes. 

They discuss the Yang as structure, the left brain, the logic or anatomy, controlling the room, respect, among much more. Paul s...

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In this week’s episode of Going Pro, Michael sits down with guest Katie Nesbitt to discuss all things yoga, present moment awareness, somatic work, and mindfulness. Katie describes her background shifting from childhood athlete to corporate worker in LA to yoga instructor and wellness consultant. 

Katie dives into the elements of present awareness and shares techniques that have helped her on her own journey, as well as with her cl...

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In this week’s episode of Going Pro, guest Alyssa Goldberg returns to share her journey in becoming a yoga teacher. Sitting alongside Michael and Byron, Alyssa discusses the steps she took upon completing her 200 hour YTT in September, and what her year has looked like since. 

Alyssa opens up about the early stages of her teaching career all the way to the present day: from zoom yoga classes to small group in person classes, to eve...

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Nothing is held back in this very special episode of Going Pro! Sitting beside Michael and Byron in the studio is healer, mystic, coach, and spiritual guide Amara Samata discussing her journey through an awakening and how it brought her to the work she does today. 

Beginning with her life’s story, Amara shares the many ways she was always seeking and looking for more from this life experience from a young age. Walking the audience ...

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In this week’s episode of Going Pro, Michael breaks down in a simple and clear manner: what is fascia. 

He describes fascia as a web of connective tissue that exists everywhere in your body from head to toe. He elaborates that it has an airy web-like quality to it and a spread out nature and structure that allow for its elasticity. He breaks down the difference between fascia and other parts of the body such as ligaments and tendon...

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July 19, 2023 20 mins

This week’s episode of Going Pro is all about… you guessed it! Text Neck. With Paul back in the studio alongside Michael, the two discuss what text neck is and how both the effects of the pandemic and the effects of our modern habits have affected the human body.

Both very knowledgeable in the world of fascia, Paul shares the new habits he’s seen in his students’ postures in general and more specifically in their asana practices as...

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In this episode guest Cat Kabira sits with Michael to talk about energy work. She shares the many realities of her past – trauma, an eating disorder, and discontentment – and how the energy work, yoga, and meditation practices changed her life. Having always lived with a deep understanding of energy in herself and others, she talks about the importance of making shifts and helping others understand through language what they are ...

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In this week’s episode of Going Pro, Paul Teodo returns to discuss yin yoga with Michael! Together they break down the history of yin yoga, styles of the physical practice, and the depths of the nervous system that can be reached through the practice. Yin yoga is a wonderful practice that provides students with ways of living more beautiful, vivid, and balanced lives.

Paul discusses what yin yoga is and the way in which he personal...

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