Episode: 4

Online Yoga Teacher Training pros & cons with Jason Crandell

Title: Let’s Talk Yoga! with Jason Crandell 

Welcome to Episode 4 of Let’s Talk Yoga! 

I believe that yoga teacher training is a powerful place where great yoga teachers are made and it can have a tremendous impact if done right. So today, we are going to talk about yoga teacher training with one of my favorite modern yoga teachers, Jason Crandell.  

Jason Crandell started yoga when he was graduating with a Philosophy degree and he took a yoga class for a whole semester to fulfill a credit hour requirement. While he struggled and loathed every class, he also discovered that it worked well for him, for his nervous system gave him more focus and managed his anxieties. 

As a teacher, he studied for a long period of time both in the Vinyasa-based world and Iyengar yoga world. He focuses on teaching highly accessible, functional, contemporary classes that are sensible, rational that work in people’s bodies. He teaches on different platforms, Yoga Glo being the most notable. He has been a prolific live and online teacher for two decades now all over the world. For the past five months, he has been streaming on-demand classes of yoga online on Yoga Glo and teacher training programs that are niche-based. 

While the shut down caused by the pandemic required him to convert his long-teacher-training programs into online content—which has been intense and time-consuming to make them thorough, considered, and user-friendly—it has also helped him be more efficient with his time at home, without having to deal with the stressors of travel. 

Episode highlights: 

  • What to look for in an online yoga teacher training 
  • Learn to adjust and conduct an online yoga teacher training 
  • Pros and cons of online yoga teacher training 
  • The effective new-normal yoga teacher training 
  • Yoga Alliance in the social-distance era 
  • Jason’s current asana yoga practice 

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Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 20 years of experience. Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been an in-demand teacher at conferences around the world for more than a decade. Considered a teacher’s teacher, Jason has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher-training content at esteemed conferences. Jason’s primary teacher is Rodney Yee—who was kind enough to say, “Jason is taking the art of teaching yoga to its next level.”

For the past 10 years, Jason has honed his approach by looking to peers outside of the yoga community, in the fields of physical therapy, orthopedics, traumatology, and sports medicine. These collaborative partnerships have enabled Jason to offer the most up-to-date to asana technique, cueing, injury management, and hands-on adjustments. Jason’s goal is to blend the timeless wisdom of yoga philosophy with evidence-based information to create a yoga curriculum that helps modern practitioners grow and evolve.


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