Practice Indie Yoga Podcast

Practice Indie Yoga Podcast

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This podcast is dedicated to you reclaiming yourself through the sharing of ancient yoga wisdom through a modern lens. Rediscover your best self through self inquiry, love and a bit of laughter as we bring this ancient wisdom to life in our modern world.
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Svarupa : love the F*ck out of your authentic self
If Practice Indie had a Sanskrit name, this would likely be it. Svarupa is the discovery, practice and deep cultivation/love/acceptance of your true Self. This is not your external self (although we use that as an analogy in this episode), but rather who you are deep within. Join us this week to practice svarupa. 
20:41
February 16, 2020
Bhava: Our Deep Feeling
This week we're talking all about FEELINGS, but not the kind you barf out on instagram- the deeper, more intentional feelings that guide our practices, that help us cultivate deep meaning. Dive in, this one's juicy :). 
18:29
February 9, 2020
Practice Being Human + Narayana- The Guru of the Universe
Happy February, y'all! We're looking at what it means to be human all month long, and this week we're focusing on Narayana, the Guru of the Universe. Listen in for more on this month, as well as this week's theme!
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February 2, 2020
Pranava- the Cosmic Sound of the Universe
We dive into how the Universe as sound, wood witches, vibrational frequencies and more really important shtufff. Don't miss this week's focus podcast with the ever brilliant Jenna Baker!
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January 26, 2020
Purusha & Prakriti : The changing and the infinite
Purusha and Prakriti are fundamental concepts in yoga to understand - that which is eternal, and that which is constantly changing.  Listen on for more!
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January 12, 2020
Is God a Dirty Word?
Join Nataraj Chaitanya as we discuss how God is involved with yoga... and whether or not it is fundamental to the practice. This deep, important conversation is beautiful, thoughtful and big. Enjoy! Oh, and here's our original blog referenced from 2016: http://practiceindie.com/isvarapranidhanadva-is-god-a-dirty-word/
29:36
January 8, 2020
Ganesha: Lord of Beginnings & the Placer/Remover of Obstacles
This week's focus is all on Ganesha. We talk about how to interface with this Avatar, considerations for how to grapple with putting your awareness on a god that may not serve your religious understanding and how that all can weave into our yoga. This is a wonderful episode on this beautiful deity, and one that is helpful on and off your mat!
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January 5, 2020
Trauma, Therapy and Yoga
Mary-Margaret, one of our incredible teachers who is a full time therapist/ social worker, dives deep into what therapy is, how it relates to yoga, why it's important and what trauma is. This conversation reiterates our core belief that you are not broken, but rather that which challenges us might be opportunities to heal and transform.  We also discuss how to find a therapist and what to expect out of a therapist, so if you're looking to add therapy into your care routine- this is an excellent episode to dive into! BONUS: there's a whole dialogue around The Sound of Music/ Julie Andrews/ The Von Trapps (GET PUMPED) For more resources: Training and consulting business: seekandsummon.com Therapy: Soaringheartcounseling.com
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January 4, 2020
Now Begins the Practice of Yoga
Patanjali's Yoga Sutra 1.1 states "Atha yoga anushasanam. Now begins the practice of yoga." Listen on for our first week's theme of 2020, and this auspicious reminder that at any time, we can begin again. 
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January 4, 2020
What to expect from our programming in 2020
If you're a student of Practice Indie, you know that we do a weekly focus... what you might not know is that it is interwoven into a larger annual theme. Our programming goddess, Jenna Baker, joins on this week's podcast for a quick overview of what you can expect in 2020 and the whys behind it.  Whether you join us in the studio or watch from afar, enjoy how you can expect to expand with us in 2020. (Oh, and we highly recommend subscribing to our newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/practiceindie.com/newsletter to nerd out even more week over week!) 
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December 24, 2019
The Yoga of Sound : How to Practice with Mantras & More
This episode is full of helpful vocabulary break downs. We discuss what mantra is, what sankalpa is (typically called 'intentions' in a Western/ American yoga class), bija, japa, bhava and more. Enjoy this deep dive into Nada yoga, or the yoga of sound, complete with a chant at the end. BONUS: a little 'how to engage' in a kirtan should you ever go to one! Deep gratitude for Nataraj Chaitanya and all his wisdom and teachings!
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December 23, 2019
Why Tantra?
In this episode of Practice Indie Yoga's podcast, we discuss with Nataraj Chaitanya what Tantra is and it's significance. This episode is full of beautiful information. Give yourself time to soak it up. Enjoy! Some books listed at the end of the podcast to keep diving in, if you're curious! Consciousness is Everything by Swami Shankarananda Shakti Rising by Kavitha Chinnaiyan Meditation for the Love of it by Sally Kempton or hit up Jimmy's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jimmynataraj/posts
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December 17, 2019
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Legacy
Martin Luther King Jr. accomplished the bulk of his world changing work in the span of 10 years. Who do you want to be 10 years from now? What do you want people to be saying at your 100th birthday, and/or at your funeral? What kind of legacy do you hope to leave on this earth? Join us to dive in more into diving into our purpose, goals and vision with these two awesome events: 2020 Visions w/ Nataraj Chaitanya, Dec. 6-8 & our community wide goal setting (members, free | drop ins, $18) January 1, 1p-3:30p Grab the worksheets on our website: http://practiceindie.com/seeing-clear-visions-for-2020/
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November 27, 2019
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Habits & Living in Alignment
Every choice and moment can tip the scale like a single grain of rice. What we do moment to moment matters, and it adds up. This episode is about habit formation and how to create habits that will sustain and inform your goals, as well as keeping you in alignment with your highest Self. Join us for our community wide goal setting (members, free | drop ins, $18) January 1, 1p-3:30p Grab the worksheets on our website: http://practiceindie.com/seeing-clear-visions-for-2020/
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November 27, 2019
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Goal Setting
Let's set some goals, sugar pies! Get comfy, nestle in and hunker down. It's time to vision your life in the best case scenario and then break out goals to make it possible. Don't forget Sheryl Sandburg's wise advice "you can do it all, just not all at once." Take an appropriate bite out of what you want to accomplish in your life. We'll go over legacy in 2 episodes from now to try to expand beyond what we can accomplish in one year (which is still A LOT by the way!).  Join us for our community wide goal setting (members, free | drop ins, $18) January 1, 1p-3:30p Grab the worksheets on our website: http://practiceindie.com/seeing-clear-visions-for-2020/
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November 27, 2019
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Present Self
It's time to observe who we are now, so that we can move forward as the Self we truly want to be/ return to/ become (it depends on how you look at it ::).  Join us to dive in more into diving into our purpose, goals and vision with these two awesome events: 2020 Visions w/ Nataraj Chaitanya, Dec. 6-8 & our community wide goal setting (members, free | drop ins, $18) January 1, 1p-3:30p Grab the worksheets on our website: http://practiceindie.com/seeing-clear-visions-for-2020/
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November 27, 2019
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : A Year in Review
Let's dive into the past year!  Join us for our community wide goal setting (members, free | drop ins, $18) January 1, 1p-3:30p Grab the worksheets on our website: http://practiceindie.com/seeing-clear-visions-for-2020/
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November 27, 2019
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Reflect on the Decade
Here's a Spotify playlist you can jam to when you hit pause to do these reflection exercises.  Grab a piece of paper, or join in by printing out these resources (they'll be used for all of the episodes). Grab the worksheets on our website: http://practiceindie.com/seeing-clear-visions-for-2020/
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November 27, 2019
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Start Here
Ready to have your best year yet? Goal setting and vision setting is not about becoming someone new, but rather embracing that which already exists within you. Enjoy this 6 (well, 7 if you include this intro podcast) series to help you recap the last decade and year then vision and prepare for who you want to be one year and 10 years from now. Life is short and precious, let's make every moment count. Resources: Michael Hyatt's Your Best Year Ever Brian Tracy The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey Grab the worksheets on our website: http://practiceindie.com/seeing-clear-visions-for-2020/
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November 27, 2019
Derek Cook : Functional Anatomy, Alignment and Divinity
We bite off just a few MAJOR topics in this episode. It is such a privilege to get to hear Derek Cook speak on all his genius! Enjoy conversations on functional anatomy, choosing to teach organization over alignment and how studying the body can be religious experience. We talk Tantra, body work, spiritual seeking in India and more in this awesome, epic episode! Strap in and drive somewhere far so you can soak it all in!
54:52
November 24, 2019
Why Do a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
"Life is practice" that's Nicole DeYoung's moto, and it's one we live by here at PI! Enjoy a conversation with one of our tenured teachers as she shares her own journey through teacher trainings, workshops and her constantly evolving yoga practice. We'll discuss what to expect for a teacher training, why to do one (and why not to!). If you're on the fence about doing a teacher training, hit up this article for some practical tips on how to choose one. Wanna learn more about ours/ apply? GO HERE! Yoga has the power to heal and reunite yourself with your Self. If you are looking to live your yoga more fully, learn the concepts in a deeper way and build a community, we highly recommend considering doing a teacher training... AND (one of our rules in teacher training is always say yes, and :)) there are other ways to cultivate that learning if it's not the right fit for you. Maybe consider one of the following: Our 'Deepen Your Practice' program A workshop Practicing with more consistency (try 40 days in a row!) Yoga University
30:41
November 18, 2019
Invest in Rest this holiday w/ Purvi Lippincott
Why does rest matter? How can we integrate it as a practice? We talk about restorative yoga, what it is and how to integrate it into your daily life. It may look like 10 minutes of legs up the wall, it may look like surrendering to props. As the go-go nature of the season ramps up, don't forget to prioritize time out for rest! Intersted in Purvi's Restorative training in December? Check it out here: http://practiceindie.com/restorative-yoga-teacher-training/
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November 9, 2019
Conscious Consumerism : Holiday Buying Guide w/ Purvi Lippincott
In this episode we are chatting conscious consumerism with Purvi and prepping ourselves for the holidays. While we do our best to share some local spots to shop, above all it comes down to shopping with intention, asking people what they want and honoring your values! Enjoy this conversation on what conscious consumerism is, and how we can make even shopping a practice in consciousness. Book recommendation: Affluenza by John De Graaf, David Waan and Thomas H. Naylor  Shop some of our favorite local spots here in Indy on Shop Small Saturday and/or join us for our No Spend Black Friday event on November 29. Silver in the City Crimson Tate Freyya Onatah Grounded Plant and Floral Provider/ Coat Check Coffee Ukiyo Boomerang Boutique Mass Ave Wines Nurture Mass Ave Toys and so many more!
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November 9, 2019
Money Mindfulness w/ Melissa Gindling
Money... it gets such a bad wrap, but having agency over our money, and recognizing our power with it when we become mindful and conscious with it can change our world view. We talk with Melissa Gindling (teacher, student and all around BOSS BABE) on why money matters and how to be conscious around it without it feeling icky. When we align with our values, money can be a powerful tool for change and stability! As you gear up for the holidays, consider how and why you are spending your money. Make it a practice to spend and save with mindfulness. Join us on Black Friday (Nov. 29, 2019) for an in person chat on this with Melissa from 1p-2p. Free and open to the public!
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November 9, 2019
Astrology 101 w/ Megan Hanna
Our focus this week is pratyabijna - self knowing, and what better way to celebrate the knowledge or remembering of the self than looking at the study of Astrology! We'll dive in with Megan Hanna on what astrology is, how it helps us to know more about ourselves and ways to start studying it.  Get pumped for 2020 as we will be offering a 6 week Astrology course, 2 astrology themed flows (aligned with astrological events) and an Astrology based membership that will include one on one consultations/ check ins, a planner to keep up with all astrological events (and how they may impact you) + incorporate a weekly yoga practice to truly get to know yourself and step into a deep rhythm of self love and awareness.  To get your natal chart, hit up https://cafeastrology.com/ **also, part of the zodiac story gets cut off- Cancer is the mother followed by Leo ♥️
39:15
November 5, 2019
The Story We Tell Ourselves
The story we tell ourselves can help us remember our wholeness or distract us from it. In this episode we dive into the mind stuff and how we can alter the course of our lives and find meaning in every moment simply by shifting the narrative we create.
28:25
October 24, 2019
Alaska Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat 2020
We are going to Alaska! Join us for a time to reconnect and re-energize in beautiful Alaska. Staraya is from where we will be retreating to and shared all the whys behind this magnificent sojourn.
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October 22, 2019
Ayurveda 101 w/ Staraya McKinstry
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga... but what is it really? How do we practice it and how can it combine with our yoga practice and enhance our lives? Staraya answers all this and more in this awesome episode! Enjoy!
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October 22, 2019
The Yamas: the don’t be a Furby guidelines
One of the best known paths to the practice and state of yoga is the Ashtanga Yoga or 8 limbed path of yoga. We will dive in to the first of the 8 limbs- the yamas, and look at 10 listed yamas. Normally we discuss only 5, so consider it your lucky/nerdy day to expand into 10 through the lens of both Patanjali and Yajnavalkya.
26:07
October 19, 2019
What is Jnana Yoga? (and how to practice it)
Join Jenna Baker as she shares with us what Jnana yoga (the yoga of wisdom) is and how to practice it. Spoiler alert- you can do it curled up on your couch ♥️
28:00
October 14, 2019
Why your self-care routine isn’t working (and ways to fix it)
Are you doing all the things suggested to care for yourself and still hitting burnout? It’s possible it’s due to the fact that the self care that’s sold to us just masks bigger issues we need to deal with. Practicing yoga is as much about evaluating and healing yourself as it is about touching your toes. Consider these self-study exercises to heal your self in a deep and sustainable way!
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October 8, 2019
So... What is Yoga?
Yoga is viewed in the West as an exercise program, but really that’s just the tip of the tip of the iceberg. Listen in as we share the definition of yoga, the roots of yoga, answer the question “is it a religion” and so much more! If you’re curious about what it is you’re actually practicing or want to know why you should (or are hesitant!) practice yoga, then this is an awesome deep dive into what it is we are really doing on (and off) our yoga mats!
30:36
October 1, 2019
Practice Indie: Who We Are
Hi! 👋🏻 we are practice Indie yoga- a yoga studio located in Indianapolis dedicated you doing you (more expanded: we want to help you reclaim your best self). This our brief story of who we are, how we came to be and a little of what you can expect from this podcast week over week, as well as if you come visit us!
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September 26, 2019