May 24, 2018


Take a listen to interviews with Brea Johnson on a variety of podcasts.

I love to talk, especially on podcasts. Take a listen as I share my insights on adopting a sustainable approach to yoga, among other fascinating topics. Of course, it would be remiss of me not to mention my own podcast. It's a complimentary resource for yoga teachers at all stages—from the aspirants to the seasoned professionals. I delve into a variety of subjects I wish someone had discussed with me when I began teaching. From expanding my classes to crafting not just a sustainable practice but also a thriving business, I cover it all.

Move with Love

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The Move with Love podcast is a love letter to yoga teachers. For the yoga teachers who have ever felt doubt, comparison or feeling like an imposter. For those who care deeply about how they teach and who they teach. We share short stories of inspiration, real talk and life lessons embedded in the day to day realities of teaching yoga in a modern world.

The Mentor Sessions

Creating a sustainable Movement Practice. Listen Here

In This Episode:

  • Discover the synergy between CrossFit and yoga.
  • Uncover the 4 Pillars of Sustainable Yoga Practice.
  • Learn about Brea’s unique approach to sequencing based on intention.
  • Explore the blend of spiritual and movement practices.
  • Understand the importance of adaptability in yoga.
  • Get tips on incorporating new, sustainable practices into teaching without feeling overwhelmed.
  • Tools for teachers to enhance class sustainability.

The Connected Yoga Teacher

Building an online business. The details, the equipment and all the behind the scenes info. Listen Here

In This Episode:

  • Brea's Transition to Online Teaching: How she moved her practice online and the benefits it brought to her teaching style and lifestyle.
  • Defining a Niche: The story behind Brea’s “yoga existential crisis” and how it guided her to focus on sustainability in yoga.
  • Challenges of Online Classes: Brea shares the hurdles of online teaching and how it contrasts with the myth of passive income.
  • Online Class Memberships: Insights into Brea’s method of offering memberships, including a library of classes with filters for a personalized experience.
  • Content Creation: From choosing the right equipment to editing, Brea provides practical advice for producing high-quality online yoga content.
  • Engaging with Students: Strategies for staying connected with clients and offering a personalized teaching experience.
  • Online Platforms and Tools: Recommendations for hosting classes, equipment suggestions, and tips on video production.
  • Teacher Trainings Online: The significance of offering movement-based teacher trainings in an online format.

Intelligent Edge Yoga Podcast

Open-source yoga. Talking about teaching yoga online, strategies for smart teaching and more. Listen Here on Spotify

In This Episode: 

  • Focusing on online yoga teaching expands reach but may reduce personal connection.
  • Teaching inspires, and being inspired is essential to teach effectively.
  • Small, beneficial movements can be surprisingly challenging to master and teach.
  • Experiencing a yoga existential crisis can lead to a richer, more diverse practice.
  • Leadership in yoga requires boldness and the courage to make and learn from mistakes.
  • The shift towards a collaborative, "post-guru" era encourages shared authority and open-source yoga.
  • Embracing the business and marketing aspects of yoga with confidence and professionalism is vital.
  • Resisting societal pressures to underplay ambitions supports ethical and professional leadership.
  • Yoga is a living tradition, inspiring ongoing "heart work" through personal and teaching practices.

Mastering the Business of Yoga Podcast

How to make yoga accessible to everyone. Listen Here

In This Episode:

  • Make yoga accessible in all ways, from classes to marketing.
  • Jump right in and teach as much as possible early on.
  • Balance your time between teaching and personal practice.
  • Owning a yoga studio is rewarding yet demanding.
  • Stay true to your unique teaching style and values.
  • Approach your yoga studio as a business with clear operations.
  • Understand the market before opening your studio.
  • Always be authentic to your identity as a yoga teacher.
  • Trust and follow your intuition in your teaching journey.
  • Prioritize movement and functional practice over traditional asana.
  • Choose a business name that deeply resonates with you.
  • Remember, you are your own brand; market yourself accordingly.
  • Specialize in a unique aspect of yoga to stand out.
  • Be professional and thoughtful when contacting yoga studios for work.
  • Gain experience through teaching as many classes as you can.
  • Adopt a "fake it till you make it" attitude if necessary.
  • People's opinions reflect more on them than on you.
  • Continuously work on refining your teaching voice.
  • Embrace lifelong learning to enhance your skills and knowledge.
  • Define what success means to you personally and professionally.
  • Seek a mentor in the yoga field to guide and inspire you.

Fearless Self-love Podcast

All about self-love, self-awareness as a teacher and in your everyday life. This one was a really sweet and loving interview!  Listen Here

In This Episode:

  • Overcoming imposter syndrome by recognizing that feeling unqualified stems from caring deeply.
  • Embracing both vulnerability and confidence as key components of success.
  • Understanding that changing the world is not solely your responsibility.
  • The importance of self-care as an act of self-love.
  • How to teach yoga from a place that balances confidence with vulnerability.
  • Recognizing the value of movement in yoga as a tool for inward connection and well-being.
  • Acknowledging a widespread movement deficit and addressing it through yoga.
  • Accepting that making mistakes is a crucial part of becoming a good teacher.
  • Finding love and validation outside of the student-teacher relationship.

Interview With A Yogi

Sustainable Yoga, why who you are is your superpower, and how to get started teaching online. Listen Here

In This Episode: 

  • Discussing the 'heart' of yoga and the power of authenticity.
  • Embracing personal uniqueness as a yoga teacher's superpower.
  • Navigating uncertainty with grace in the yoga teaching journey.
  • Practical advice on starting to teach yoga online.
  • Insight into the equipment Brea uses for filming yoga videos, including camera recommendations.

The Mindful Mess 

The mindful adventure. I know we've all thought about packing up our lives into a small suitcase and travelling the world with our families but what separates this dream from reality?

Join Clare Newman and her special guest Brea Johnson for This Mindful Adventure where they discuss Brea's travels with her wee family as she embarks on teaching yoga trainings and workshops globally. We're all struggling to find the work/life balance while following our passions and leading by example to our children.  Listen as Brea, founder of Heart + Bones Yoga and travelling offers advice on pursuing a travelling/work career and the importance of following ones dreams no matter how big or small.  Listen Here

Brea Johnson and Alexandria Crowe uncover the true essence of yoga, challenging conventional norms and guiding you toward a more genuine practice.

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In this episode:

  • Nick delves into part two of the Yoga Alliance mini-series with guests Brie Johnson and Alexandria Crowe.
  • Brie Johnson, founder of Heart and Bones, shares her decision not to affiliate with Yoga Alliance, emphasizing the importance of accessible, inclusive, and anatomy-informed teaching.
  • Alexandria Crowe discusses her journey away from Yoga Alliance, highlighting the organization's superficial benefits versus the deeper needs for quality education and ethical practices.
  • The conversation critiques Yoga Alliance's lack of support for the yoga community, especially in enhancing teaching standards and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The episode encourages a critical assessment of Yoga Alliance affiliation and the pursuit of educational opportunities that support genuine growth and integrity in yoga teaching.