ep 48: ecodharma with david loy

Ecodharma - Buddhist teachings for the ecological crisis is a book by David Loy on his vision for modern Buddhists to tread the ecosattva path. We discuss practice in the age of the climate crisis, and he shares wisdom from his decades as a scholar and practitioner-teacher.

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ep 47: some politics of stress

Isn't yoga stress reduction? Some people say no, but stress reduction is one of the primary reasons people start a yoga program. This episode explores some of the reasons we're stressed, stressed differently, and how they relate to a spiritual program.

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ep 45 + ep 46: harry potter yoga parts 1 and 2

What do the magic of Harry Potter and yoga have in common? We discuss commonalities between the books and the way they portray magic, as well as the first half of a conversation about pedagogy (teaching methods) and Hogwarts.

Episode one of two! The journey continues with the next episode.

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ep 42: leslie kaminoff: success arises from being effective

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Leslie Kaminoff is one of the most recognized and respected names in American yoga, but he owes it all to Canada... We talk about his beginnings as a teacher, the Yoga Alliance standards creation and review, as well as some breathwork techniques and when holding the breath makes sense.

We also discuss...

- Leslie's forty years as a teacher, and he got started with teaching in Canada! Learning from Swami Vishnudevananda and his senior students in Val Morin, Quebec, so as a Canadian, I insist on credit for his education. (We also talk about TKV Desikachar, who was his Teacher.)

- We discuss the difference between instructor and teacher, and how Leslie sat at the table during the creation of the Yoga Alliance standards (back when it was Unity in Yoga). We discuss the Standards Review Yoga Alliance is undertaking, and what we both think will come of them.

- Since Leslie knows so much about breath work and breath anatomy, we discuss breath retention and how it’s a natural inclination that can be really helpful.

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podcast ep 41: moving yoga online with elise joan

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Elise Joan is a bright, bold presence - she puts herself out there - and has done yoga DVDs, television, and has a thriving online yoga business. We talk about putting it all out there, and her initial start in acting and musical theatre and how she could translate making it in one tough industry to another when her voice gave out and she had to make a change.

We also discuss...

  • Elise’s original pursuit of acting and musical theatre, and making it work in difficult, competitive fields. (She started off on the road to medical school, and decided on musical theatre instead!)

  • Grieving the end of her acting career through yoga.

  • Offering online yoga grew out of the opportunity from a magazine editor who took Elise’s class and invited Elise to do some online DVDs.

  • Meeting people where they are and offering yoga for “people from the Midwest”.

  • How even the best paying studios don’t pay enough for a sustainable income, so teaching in studio has to be a part of the equation.

  • The emotional healing ability of yoga, and how it was essential to Elise’s recovery after divorce.

  • If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Inclusive and financially accessible yoga.

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Elise Joan website

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