I have a confession to make. When I first started teaching Yoga I felt a lot of pressure to have a life-altering theme for every class. Have you been there?

The truth is theming is an amazing tool to use as a Yoga instructor. But… you don’t have to do it.

One of my favorite things a mentor said to me before I started teaching was, “Yoga is magic all by itself.” If you just cued the poses, the breath, and some stillness and meditation, your students would 100% leave feeling better than they did before class.

If you are…


If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE theming Yoga classes. It’s one of the most fun and unique aspects of being a Yoga teacher. It gives you the ability to share ideas with your students in sometimes fun and non-conventional ways.

If you’re new to theming, check out my article How to Theme Your Yoga Classes Like a Pro. Here, I go into more detail about why you should theme your classes as well as how to plan and successfully execute your dream theme.

If you are new teaching classes every week, it can be hard…


This year, as an effort to connect more with my Yoga community and step more fully into the spiritual and intellectual aspect of the practice, I decided to start a Yoga Book Club.

For me, this was a no brainer. It was an idea I’d been brewing for a while because I love personal growth and I believe it truly interweaves seamlessly into a wholistic view of practicing Yoga. The deeper I’ve gone into asana, meditation, and breath work, the more I crave to know.

So far, the book club has been a hit and I’ve connected more deeply with…


It’s springtime here in Tennessee and I’m thinking about growth. Spring always finds a way and so can you! At it’s roots, this blog post is about that:

Looking back, I now realize how truly scary it is to step off of your mat and into the role of Yoga teacher. As a beginner student over 10 years ago, I never even thought about how hard it must be to teach a Yoga class. Most of the classes I went to seemed effortlessly led by poised and professional teachers. …

Della Wheeler

Yoga Teacher, Business Coach, and Founder of Yogi CEO

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