November 25, 2020

Being Transformed by Birth and Yoga with Mado Hesselink

In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies we dive into the topics I love most, yoga, birth and babies! Renowned yoga teacher, podcast host and yoga business strategist, Mado Hesselink shares her journey from her early 20s having her first child and to her late 30’s when having her second child. Mado also discusses how she balances being a yoga practitioner, teacher, and a parent. This powerful episode really has something for everyone… Expectant parents, New parents, yoga teachers, and yoga practitioners.

In this episode:

  • Learn about Mado and what brought her into the world of yoga.
  • Mado’s approach to yoga teaching and practice. 
  • How Mado’s teaching evolved as her practice evolved. 
  • Pregnancy and teacher training.
  • Handling an unexpectedly quick first birth. 
  • Pregnancy as an “older mom” 12 years after Mado’s first birth. 
  • An unanticipated unassisted home birth! 
  • Yoga and pregnancy. 
  • Learning how to listen to your body on and off the mat
  • How to pregnant students in a non prenatal yoga class.
  • One tip/piece of advice Mado has for new or expectant parents AND for new yoga teachers.
  • Where you can find Mado’s work! 

About Mado:

Mado Hesselink, IAYT & E-RYT 500, helps yoga teachers integrate their heart-centered mission with practical business & teaching strategies so that they can make both an impact and a living. 

On “The Yoga Teacher Resource”, her top-rated podcast with over 350K downloads, Mado draws from 15 years of teaching experience to share relevant stories, practical tips, and down-to-earth advice. Through individual and group programs, she guides participants to leverage their unique perspectives, talents, and vision into systems to build a successful and sustainable career. Her podcast was also listed as one of the top 10 resources for yoga teachers by momoyoga

Mado has been featured on other podcasts such as “The Connected Yoga Teacher”, “Marketing Yoga with Confidence”, “Mastering the Business of Yoga”, “Live Like You Love Yourself” and “The Yoga Health Coaching Podcast”. 

Topics she covers include online small business strategy, the yoga industry, impostor syndrome, and the importance of ethics in business. Mado currently lives in Asheville, NC with her husband and two daughters.

Connect with Mado:



Instagram:  @yoga.teacher.resource

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