Episode: 52

Best Advice from a Yoga Editor with Kat Heagberg Rebar

It is important for yoga teachers to develop good communication skills. One of the best ways to do this is to practice writing content. Whether it’s putting out a social media post, a blog article, or just writing a yoga teacher training manual for a yoga class, yoga teachers need good writing skills. For this reason, I invited Kat Heagberg Rebar to the show today. She's dishing out the best advice as a yoga editor.

Kat is the editor of Yoga International, an author, and a podcaster. We connected when I wrote a couple of articles for Yoga International. Aside from talking about the importance of writing for yoga teachers, we also chat about her latest book, Yoga Where You Are: Customize Your Practice for Your Body and Your Life.

Yoga teachers may not see the importance of developing good writing skills but as Kat mentions in our episode today, social media is the most used platform in communicating with our students. If you’re someone conducting online yoga classes, you might have asked yourself how to best send your message out there in such a way that it’s easy to understand.

Kat highlights our most common mistakes so we can avoid them. She also gives us some tips on how to start developing good writing habits. 

Advise from a Yoga Editor Episode highlights:

  • The upside in building writing skills for yoga teachers
  • Is it important for yoga teachers of today to develop their content writing skills?
  • The most common mistakes people make when writing on social media or blogs
  • What to look for in a good piece of content
  • What is the ideal length recommended in writing articles
  • Setting up a timer when writing
  • Where to start in developing good writing habits
  • Inserting your own personality into your writing
  • About Yoga Where You Are: Customize Your Practice for Your Body and Your Life

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Kat Heagberg Rebar

Kat (Heagberg) Rebar is the editor of Yoga International, co-author of Yoga Where You Are: Customize Your Practice for Your Body and Your Life with Dianne Bondy (Shambhala, 2020), and co-editor of Embodied Resilience through Yoga: 30 Mindful Essays About Finding Empowerment After Addiction, Trauma, Grief, and Loss (Llewellyn, 2020). Kat has been teaching yoga since 2005, and though she initially trained in alignment-based styles of yoga (which continue to inform her practice and teaching), she likes teaching vinyasa flow best of all. In her editorial life, she writes about how to make challenging poses more accessible and the power of language in yoga culture.


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