Yogaland Teacher's Companion
Check out our collection of Yogaland Teacher’s Companion videos by Jason Crandell below. Hone your yoga practice and teaching with these short tutorials. Jason covers everything from yoga philosophy to technique to practice inspiration. Bookmark this page or subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss an update!
Learn how to teach your new yoga students the four most essential sun salutations. This episode includes the benefits, most essential cues, and key focal
You deserve more than just another Chaturanga and Upward Dog–and, so do your students. Here’s a tutorial on spicing up your Sun Salutations and adding
This is your Ultimate Guide to Sequencing for Backbends. It’s a master class that teaches you the anatomical rationale behind intelligent, sustainable sequencing that will
The details of transitioning into Half Lotus and Full Lotus are rarely discussed. Transitioning incorrectly significantly increases the likelihood of injuring the knee in these
Learn to prepare yourself and your students for Lotus (Padmasana). There are countless postures that will help prepare your body for lotus, but these are
These are my five favorite (slightly less conventional) preparations for splits (Hanumanasana). In addition to opening up your body, each of these postures helps teach
Meet your students where they are by learning the 4 best set-ups for Forearm Balance. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each set-up and
This episode features the best shoulder openers to prepare you and your students’ bodies for Handstand and Forearm Balance. We’ll cover the best strengtheners and
This episode features the best shoulder strengtheners to prepare you and your students body for Handstand and Forearm Balance. Make sure to also check out
The most common yoga cue for twists, “twist from the bottom-up” needs to be replaced. Since, well, the lower-back doesn’t actually twist! Here are 6
Most yoga teachers have been teaching yoga on Zoom for a few years–but, the experience can still be awkward, under-utilized, and daunting. In this episode
Practicing and teaching Bakasana (Crow Pose / Crane Pose) is much more accessible with effective techniques. This episode provides you with the four best preparatory
This episode breaks down the single most important key to practicing and teaching Bakasana and other Arm Balances.
Beginning yoga students often struggle to breath properly in class. As a yoga teacher, we want to provide our students with skillful, accessible techniques to
Practicing and teaching Chaturanga in yoga can be difficult. Learning how to set up the pose with a skillful transition is the first step. This
This episode supports yoga teachers by breaking down the 3 best modification and 3 best alternatives to Chaturanga.
Teaching Chaturanga safely and effectively is simple when you understand how to keep the shoulders stable. This episode discusses how to teach Chaturanga safely, unpacks
In this episode of Yogaland’s Yoga Teacher Companion, Jason discusses how to effectively incorporate yoga philosophy and wisdom in your classes. You’ll learn how to
Yogaland Teacher’s Companion: Effective Core Strengtheners (And Where to Put Them In Your Sequences)
Learn my favorite go-to yoga core strengtheners–and, where you can put them in your practice and classes to create sustainable, integrated core-strength.
Learn my 5 favorite postures and transitions for creating greater shoulder mobility. You’ll also learn where I like to include these postures in my personal
Learn my 5 favorite postures and transitions for creating greater hip-mobility. You’ll also learn where I like to include these postures in my personal practice
We don’t simply want greater flexibility. We want flexibility that we can control–and, we want to be strong in our flexibility. In this discussion, Jason
Understanding the relationship between flexibility in mobility–and, gaining clarity on these terms–is essential as a modern yoga teacher. All too often, flexibility and mobility are
Mobilizing your hip-flexors and quadriceps is the most essential preparation for backbending. Learn Jason’s 5-favorite yoga poses to prep for backbends — and where you
On this episode of Yoga Teacher’s Companion, Jason answers the perennial questions that come up about backbends: First, should you tilt your pelvis toward your
Yogaland Teacher’s Companion is here! Jason created this series to complement all of the teaching and talking we do on the audio podcast but with