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Inner Explorations with Angela and Victor: A Yoga Podcast

Inner Explorations with Angela and Victor: A Yoga Podcast

By Blake Tedder
This is a new podcast featuring conversations with legendary yoga teachers Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten who teach us to do yoga from the inside out and point us to radically creative and alive ways to inhabit and move in our bodies. These conversations and occasional other special treats are for anyone exploring yoga, embodiment, healing, creativity, or deepening a connection to the natural world. Learn more about host and yoga teacher Blake Tedder at blaketedder.com. Learn more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com. Email questions to angelavictorpodcast@gmail.com.
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03 - Bringing Nature & Imagery into our Yoga

Inner Explorations with Angela and Victor: A Yoga Podcast

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09 - Taking the body to its limits... or not
In this episode we talk about sports, Olympic athletes, and embodiment for achievement at high levels, the limits of our anatomy, whether or not a structured practice is useful, and so much more. This conversation was something different entirely than what I had planned, and it is one of my favorite conversations with A&V yet. Please feel free to email us and let us know how you're working with what you've learned from these episodes. Better yet, send us a brief audio file describing your experiences after listening. We may play them in the podcast. Contact us at angelavictorpodcast@gmail.com. ---------------------------------- Links: Info about Angela’s March Zoom series is available on the ‘Products’ page of their website or directly here. A&V's interview on the J. Brown Yoga Talks podcast can be found here. Contribute to the production of the podcast here. ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
01:09:42
March 20, 2022
08 - Announcements: Breath, the Beloved & The Garden of Earthly Delights
This is a short announcements episodes to let you know what Angela and Victor are up to. Angela's new Zoom class series begins today (Nov. 25). Called "Breath, the Beloved" (links below). Blake also mentions the new video series he and Victor recorded about 16th century painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights" (links also below). Thank you all so much for your time and attention. We are glad you are enjoying the podcast. Please email us and let us know how you're working with it. Better yet, send us a brief audio file describing your experiences after listening. We may play them in the podcast. Contact angelavictorpodcast@gmail.com. ---------------------------------- Links: Info about Angela’s Zoom series from Nov. 25 - Dec 19 is available on the ‘Products’ page of their website or directly here. Victor's and Blake's conversation about Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights" can be found here: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
07:31
November 25, 2021
07 - Space is the Place
In another episode full of deep wisdom worthy of a relisten, Angela and Victor talk about the importance of finding space in our bodies and in our lives and learning to fill that space with more resourceful and alive parts of ourselves. Jumping off directly from our last conversation about Healing, feeling interior space is a central aspect to the healing journey and a friend for our preparations for death. *Pardon the squeaky fan and it's interaction with Zoom technology. ---------------------------------- Links: Info about Angela’s Zoom series in September/October 2021 is available on the ‘Products’ page of their website or directly here. The title of this episode comes from a signature line and song title of legendary intergalactic jazz musician Sun Ra. Here's one of my favorite clips of music where he completely deconstructs Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington's "Take the A Train". It's wild. Talk about space! ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
44:07
September 29, 2021
06 - Our Own Power to Heal
In this rich episode I ask Angela and Victor to help me understand what we have to heal and what healing is anyways. If you have found yoga to be a healing practice for you, if you've had trauma(s) in your life, or if you're just curious about a deeply gentle and personally empowered healing practice looks like, you will enjoy this episode. You may want to listen to this one a few times. I know I will. *Pardon the squeaky fan and it's interaction with Zoom technology. ---------------------------------- Links: Info about Angela’s Zoom series in September 2021 is available on the ‘Products’ page of their website or directly here.  Information about the movie My Left Foot that Angela discusses at the end can be found here. ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com  Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter   Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
57:12
September 14, 2021
05 - [Meditation] Presence, Grounding, and Coming Alive (Angela)
Join Angela for a deep and gentle grounding practice that will help you slow down and find aliveness right here in your body in the present moment. This was recorded in 2011 in Chapel Hill, NC. A special thank you to Molly Drake for organizing this workshop and many others. Molly is the reason so many of us in our area got to know A&V. She's an awesome guide for inner explorations and leads online classes at mollydrakeyoga.com. ---------------------------------- Info about Angela’s upcoming Zoom series beginning September 9 is available on the ‘Products’ page of their website or directly here: https://everymomentprecious.com/shop/?v=402f03a963ba ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter  Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
18:11
August 26, 2021
04 - Heads or Tails (...always tails)
In this exploration we talk about tails -- a centerpiece of their teaching. Building off of our last episode where we talked about developing our observation of the natural world and bringing natural imagery into our practice, we dig deep here and talk about one of the concepts that makes their teaching so real and dynamic and different: the energetic and imaginative side of yoga. By accessing our tails (and our roots) and learning to “try on” different tails, we can open whole worlds inside ourselves and gain new perspectives on our yoga, on being human, and in our lives.  ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
33:32
July 24, 2021
03 - Bringing Nature & Imagery into our Yoga
In this episode Angela and Victor talk about a natural way of yoga and what it means to embody the animals, plants, and other elements of natural world and the tremendous wisdom, creativity and power that comes from it. We talk about the gradual process of learning to open ourselves when we spend time in nature and develop our observational skills and what it looks like to bring that home to our yoga practice by using natural imagery--born of this observation and our natural instincts--so we can start treating yoga properly, as a means for trusting our own being, coming home to our selves  and connecting ultimately to our deepest selves.  ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
44:22
July 06, 2021
02 - Who are they anyways? Pt 2
In part two of our conversation about what makes Angela and Victor’s approach to yoga so different, we dive a little deeper. We discuss what an Angela and Victor workshop experience is like and how its different from a typical yoga class. They dig into their constant helpful image of "roots". We discuss the trouble and benefit of calling their yoga “yoga” and what "Yoga" is anyways. We talk about the importance of the body as the way into our experience and energetic sensitivity, and Angela tells her very personal story of how surgery at a young age caused trauma that she’s still exploring today. ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com  Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter    Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
40:40
May 14, 2021
01 - Who are they anyways? Pt 1
In this conversation , we learn about what makes Angela and Victor’s approach to yoga so different and potent in healing and becoming more receptive to life. In part one of this two part conversation, we learn about their break with BKS Iyengar and the evolution of their teaching. We talk about the pitfalls of following guru figures and the motivations for following your own path.  ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter Music: Siddartha Corsus "Ta Da!" from freemusicarchive.org
41:50
April 25, 2021
00 - Pilot - Creativity and Receptivity [Victor]
In this first conversation - which started this whole project - Blake chats with Victor about his creative process. Victor has a seemingly boundless sense of creativity as a prolific artist and inner explorer. He sees so much in the body and speaks about inner wheels, currents, pulleys, fur, tails, mushrooms, windows, and gills which all creatively describe the nameless energy currents within us that move us and animate us. By developing this inner imagination, we access our energy, open and heal our bodies, and touch deeper sources of ourselves and our creativity. I hope you enjoy this conversation about yoga and the creative process. ---------------------------------- Find out more about Angela and Victor at angela-victor.com Find out more about Blake at blaketedder.com | blake@blaketedder.com | @blakeatedder on Twitter Music: Ketsa "Underground" from freemusicarchive.org
59:28
April 04, 2021