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Light Not Might

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Saving the world while Celebrating yourself...as you actually are! Light Not Might is about learning radical self-acceptance and is here to help anyone who loves yoga to imagine the possibilities. You will hear tales off the mat from other yoga teachers, as well as learn from Danielle's own journey as a yoga teacher trainer. Danielle has trained hundreds to become the best yoga teachers they can be. Her stories and interviews will give you insight into the world of Yoga and her quest to give people the tools to create their own best lives.

Saving the world while Celebrating yourself...as you actually are! Light Not Might is about learning radical self-acceptance and is here to help anyone who loves yoga to imagine the possibilities. You will hear tales off the mat from other yoga teachers, as well as learn from Danielle's own journey as a yoga teacher trainer. Danielle has trained hundreds to become the best yoga teachers they can be. Her stories and interviews will give you insight into the world of Yoga and her quest to give people the tools to create their own best lives.

Location:

Seattle, WA

Description:

Saving the world while Celebrating yourself...as you actually are! Light Not Might is about learning radical self-acceptance and is here to help anyone who loves yoga to imagine the possibilities. You will hear tales off the mat from other yoga teachers, as well as learn from Danielle's own journey as a yoga teacher trainer. Danielle has trained hundreds to become the best yoga teachers they can be. Her stories and interviews will give you insight into the world of Yoga and her quest to give people the tools to create their own best lives.

Language:

English

Contact:

4258902336


Episodes

Brain Break - A Guided Meditation

3/19/2020
These are trying times and we need to be able to keep grounded and safe. Tap into your imagination to feel better right now. Listen to the dulcet tones of Danielle’s voice as she offers this meditation for you. Namaste 🙏🏻 ––– You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Find us on: Facebook -...

Duration:00:22:27

Pranayama, The 4th Limb - Yoga Humanities 104

12/19/2019
Pranayama is more than just breathing, it is switching gears from living to being. Your life force and your finite resource of time on the earth is exhibited by your beautiful breath flowing in and out. We'll look at how your breath is key to your vibration and quality of living and so much more, including a special guest demonstration by my dog Nemo! Watch the video companion to this episode - https://youtu.be/IQwG_fsmnRA You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be...

Duration:00:49:55

Niyamas, The Second Limb - Yoga Humanities 103

12/17/2019
Your personal practice isn't just the physical, it is your higher power. The Second Limb of Yoga, Niyama, is the focus of this episode. What your postures look like is one thing, but your personal practice is every bit as much a part of yoga and just as vital. We'll break down the five Niyamas and explore how to live in alignment with these principles in your practice, and in your life. Watch the companion video to this episode - https://youtu.be/GlBs1xwY8Ms You don't have to be great to...

Duration:01:03:10

What Makes a Good Yogi? - Yoga Humanities 102

12/15/2019
In this episode, we take a deep dive into what it means and what it takes to be a good yogi. We'll dig into the First Limb of Yoga - Yama. We explore the five yamas and how to apply these core principles into your real world. Ethics, integrity, behavior - it's more than teaching a class, it is a true way of living. Watch the companion video to this episode - https://youtu.be/ahoQz8KeRww You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up! Yoga Teacher...

Duration:01:06:46

Stillness, Clarity, and Light - Yoga Humanities 101

12/4/2019
Our latest episode is a podcast companion to our online training series, Yoga Humanities. This 101 discussion is the preamble to our entire Teacher Training program. Listen in as we explore and illuminate concepts related to the practice and tradition of Yoga in the 21st century. "Yoga as spiritual direct action" is our way of addressing the question "What is Yoga?" YouTube - Yoga Humanities 101 - Stillness, Clarity, and Light You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to...

Duration:01:09:08

Life is a Courageous Act

11/8/2019
Danielle recently had her team over to the treehouse for lunch and a podcast. They talked about how Session #56 is about to begin and what the new TTs are in for. What’s it like to join a teacher training? How do you overcome your fears? How do you know when it’s time to take a leap? Join us as Jake and Jordan talk about what it takes to say yes to the journey and yes to yourself when you “Open Up!” In yoga teacher training! Follow these amazing people! Jordan - @yogajordan or...

Duration:01:28:50

Flying High with Sarah Haynes

10/30/2019
“I hope that yoga can be the light at the end of the tunnel that I cannot see yet.” With these words, Sarah Haynes began her journey as a Light Worker. Danielle sits down with Sarah, a beloved Open Up Alum. Listen in as Sarah describes her unique small business with big dreams. She also shares her story of how teaching yoga has helped her experience with depression and how she discovered the healing powers of Reiki and became a practitioner - “Being at my low point really opened the door for...

Duration:00:48:41

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

9/25/2019
In this episode, Danielle celebrates the grace, the light, and the beauty that is Carly Backman. Since graduating from Open Up in early 2015, Carly has taught internationally and pursued advanced training all over the world. Hear about her journey as a teacher, studying & teaching while traveling, and about her work volunteering with the International Rescue Committee. What is Trauma-informed teaching? How do yoga and social media co-exist? How do you “let yoga do the work”? We cover a...

Duration:00:52:17

Don't Stop Believing

9/7/2019
Pablo Casals said that “to the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.” Sit in on a conversation between Danielle and Most Awesome Alumni, Aaron Maxwell, as they catch up and reflect upon the tradition, the legacy, and the mission of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training. Follow Aaron on Instagram or Facebook Slow Retreats - Why (K)not Yoga Retreat with Aaron Maxwell You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be...

Duration:00:37:58

Side Hustlers Unite!

9/4/2019
Sit down with recent graduates/alumni/rockstar early-career teachers, Emma Gonzalez, Katrina Muser, and Jake Grossman, as Danielle commemorates the 54th graduating group of Open Up! Teacher Training. Join the party and hear some insights from this fun round-table discussion. As always, a huge thank you to Get Zen Hot Yoga! You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official...

Duration:00:15:51

Open Up with Juli

9/4/2019
Listen in as Danielle celebrates Juli’s 200 RYT graduation. Learn about her journey becoming a Yoga Teacher while raising a family. This is for anybody who’s ever self-identified as maybe ready… Once again, a huge thank you to Get Zen Hot Yoga! You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training Find us on: Facebook -...

Duration:00:19:07

Audrey's Journey

8/17/2019
We love all our YTT alumni at Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training. For Danielle, the sweetest part of her gig is walking on the Path with luminescent, lovely yogis like Audrey. Listen in on a fun conversation between Open Up! Lead Trainer Danielle Day and early-career Rockstar Audrey Verginia about finding yoga, finding her voice and finding out how awesome of a yoga teacher you really can become when you Open Up! You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! Open Up!...

Duration:00:34:58

Adam! The Riehl Deal

7/30/2019
Let’s hang out! Take a break and join Danielle and her very special guest, Adam Riehl. Adam is a dear member of the Open Up! family, Manager of Be One Yoga in Kirkland, and a kick-ass yoga teacher sharing his light in the community. We sit down and talk about a wide range of topics offering a glimpse into the Side Hustle to serve the community. Adam shares his experiences as a teacher and studio manager, and his struggles and achievements in his journey. This fun chat with one of...

Duration:00:47:26

Thrown to the Wolves!

7/16/2019
The scariest part of teaching yoga? When students complain about your yoga class. What happens when yoga teachers get a thumbs-down on their class? Hear Danielle’s take on handling student complaints in this behind the scenes look at the darker side of being a Lightworker. For the student, for the teacher, and for the studio owner, there are insights and lessons for us all to learn and to share. Teaching Yoga: The Side Hustle to Save the World - The Official Training Manual of Open Up!...

Duration:00:18:02

Ahead of the Curve

7/1/2019
Yoga Alliance has changed its credentialing standards! If you are shopping for a YTT program, be aware that new standards are taking effect in 2022. In this episode, I explain how Open Up! Teacher Training already meets the new Yoga Alliance credentialing standards, and has from the very beginning. Over 54 sessions and hundreds of Teachers coming from our program ready to teach on day 1! You bet we're doing it...

Duration:00:12:27

Choose Your Own Adventure at Advanced Teacher Training

6/4/2019
We are excited to announce our Advanced Teacher Training program! Whether you’ve been through a 200 hour program or you haven’t, we have a place for you. Maybe you are suffering in silence yearning to teach. Perhaps you want some mentorship, or you’ve never taught to a whole group and need a boost. Maybe you want to start from scratch, or maybe you want to teach a new format like Hatha, Yin, Nidra, Restoratives, Sculpt, or Power Yoga, We can do it! We’ve got it all, and we’re here to do it...

Duration:00:08:11

Ayurveda and Adult Beverages... Let's Party!

5/5/2019
All kale and no play makes for a dull journey. When it’s time to party, what’s an awakened vehicle of light like yourself to choose? Assuming you’re not driving a car, teaching a class later, or caring for small children, raise your goblet of Rock! Grab a drink with Danielle, and explore which adult beverages are right for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in this lighthearted offering. Lightworkers, We salute you! Find us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OpenUpYogaTT/ Twitter -...

Duration:00:25:11

From Student to Teacher - Interview with Emma Gonzalez & Jordan Seifert

4/6/2019
Danielle hands over the show to Jordan Seifert & Emma Gonzalez. Jordan graduated from Open Up a year ago and has made Teaching her full-time career. Emma graduated just two days ago and is diving into her auditions. Listen in on their conversation and learn about tips & tricks for yoga, the life of a yoga teacher, and the journey they each took to becoming teachers. Thank you to Get Zen for hosting our current training session and for letting us record the show! Check out their newest...

Duration:00:30:09

A Yogi's Journey - Interview with Jake Grossman

3/24/2019
Danielle sits down with recent alumnus/rockstar Jake Grossman to discuss his journey - finding yoga, diving into teacher training, and the transition between training and the launch of his new career in being a Yoga Teacher . Is Jake living his yoga, earning his living AND making the world an even better place? Links: Jake Grossman: Instagram - plantbased_jake Get Zen Hot Yoga - http://www.getzenyoga.com/ Open Up Yoga Teacher Training - http://www.openupyogatt.com/home --- Send in a...

Duration:00:36:01

I Used to be Skinny; Now I'm Just Sexy

3/9/2019
We all struggle with body image issues. Have you ever wondered how your yoga teachers feel about their bodies? Do you ever wonder if you "look the part"? Spend some time with Danielle, as she shares how she decided to quit worrying, and to learned to love her body...and herself, just as she is. "To love is to first accept yourself as you actually are. To dream of the you that you wish to become is to waste the you that you are now." - Thich Nhat Hanh As yoga teachers, it's our job to model...

Duration:00:27:11