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Wild Yoga Tribe

Wild Yoga Tribe

By Lily Allen-Duenas

The Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast is a treasury of teachings, conversations, and insight on what yoga is and what yoga offers. It features vulnerable, soul-shifting conversations with yogis and yoga teachers from around the world who share their own yoga journey, their thoughts on the entire path of yoga, and what yoga is like in their own countries. Hosted by Lily Allen-Duenas, The Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast shines a light on the global yoga community— on the entire yoga ecosystem. It's time to open our eyes to the entire world of yoga.
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A Journey of Discovering The Self - Yoga in Bosnia with Mike Zulovich
A Journey of Discovering The Self - Yoga in Bosnia with Mike Zulovich
Welcome to Episode #63 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! My conversation with Mike A. Zulovich, a yoga teacher from Bosnia, was so illuminative as we took a deep dive into Vinyasa Krama yoga and about yin yoga as the sister to her yang brother. I hope that this conversation made you curious about so many things, but mainly and mostly curious about yourself. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that will hopefully spark a journey of discovering who you truly are then this is the conversation for you. Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Mike A. Zulovich Mike is a yoga teacher and yoga studio owner in Sarajevo. He teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Krama yoga, and Yin yoga. Mike A. Zulovich started his yoga journey in Boston, MA, and traveled to India three times— two times to Mysore, India to study with the Noise family, and one time to Chennai to study with Srivatsa Ramaswami, Vinyasa Krama Yoga). What to expect in the Yoga In Bosnia episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Mike fell in love with yoga during his very first class. He took a class during a trip to Massachusetts. Yoga is impossible to learn from videos. There is an exchange of energy, immediate feedback, and alignment adjustments needed for yoga to occur. We talked about how technology is a great tool to use, but it does have its limitations— especially when it comes to yoga. Mike and I then talked about what is Vinyasa Krama yoga, and what it was like for him to go to India to studio Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Krama yoga. Vinyasa Krama yoga is more accessible, with ten set sequences. If you do only yang, yang, yang. Then you may in deep need of yin. We all need balance in our lives. Yin yoga provides the balance of yang. As Mike says, “Yin yoga is the sister to the yang brother.” Of course, we also talked about yoga in Bosnia and what Bosnia is like as a country. Curious? Tune into the whole podcast episode! For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Bosnia episode? Yoga is impossible to really learn from videos What is Vinyasa Krama yoga? Bringing yoga to the body, not the body to yoga Yin yoga is the sister to the yang brother Connect with Mike A. Zulovich https://www.instagram.com/yogasarajevo/ https://www.ashtangayogasarajevo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mike_a_zu_yoga/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
35:47
November 25, 2022
#62 - Yoga Should Come with a Big Warning - Yoga in Norway with Jannice Strand
#62 - Yoga Should Come with a Big Warning - Yoga in Norway with Jannice Strand
Welcome to Episode #62 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! My conversation with Jannice Strand, a yoga teacher from Norway, was so delightful as we talked about psychology as yoga philosophy and realizing that yoga is what we need to heal and process and gain an understanding of ourselves as we truly are. I hope that this conversation made you want to show up for yourself as yourself in the deepest way possible. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about the big warnings that yoga should come with, then this is the conversation for you. Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Jannice Strand Jannice is the owner of Be Yoga Studio in Norway, a yoga teacher, YogaWorks certified Teacher Trainer, and a dedicated yoga student for life. Jannice Strand has assisted in more than 600 hours of YogaWorks Teacher Training and has completed tons of additional training. Moreover, Jannice has also studied the chakra, bandhas, and mudras with Dr. Kausthub Decikashar, who is TKV Desikachars son. And she has completed in-depth study with BKS Iyengar Oslo Iyengar. She has also studied Tibetan Buddishm with Dolpo Tulki Rainpoche with the Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist Society. What to expect in the Yoga In Norway episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Jannice used to have a “hardcore life,” as she says. She was struggling to find joy, her body was tired, and she was partying all the time. One day, she walked by a small yoga studio ran by Tibetan monks in Oslo. She felt the urge to go and one day she walked through the doors, and began doing courses and training there. After that studio closed, she sought out another yoga studio in Oslo and ended up at an Ashtanga Yoga studio, and then came to YogaWorks. After a really difficult time in her life, and doctors prescribed antidepressants and then more and more pills, Jannice said enough was enough. She went to a psychiatrist and realized that what the psychiatrist was telling her was really yoga philosophy. What she really needed was yoga.  Yoga should come with a big warning. You have to see yourself. You have to face yourself. For more of Jannice’s insight on the big warnings that yoga should come with, and for more about yoga in Norway, tune into the whole podcast episode and tap into our beautiful conversation! What’s in the yoga in Norway episode? A hardcore life transformed by yoga Psychology is yoga philosophy Yoga is a lifestyle in every way When you practice yoga, you are a spreader of light Yoga should come with a big warning Yoga is spreading like wildfire Connect with Jannice Strand https://www.instagram.com/beyogastudio/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
31:01
November 18, 2022
#61 - Yoga for Health - Yoga in Bulgaria with Kaloyan Popov
#61 - Yoga for Health - Yoga in Bulgaria with Kaloyan Popov
Welcome to Episode #61 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! My conversation with Kaloyan Popov, a yoga teacher from Bulgaria, was so lovely as we dove into the physiological responses of the body to stress, and how yoga can serve the health of humanity. I hope that this conversation made you curious about how yoga can help those around you on their path to health and wellness. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about yoga for health then this is the conversation for you. Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Kaloyan Popov Kaloyan Popov is certified under the Yoga Alliance by Sanjay Yogi. He completed his yoga teacher training in Sofia, Bulgaria, and he will be graduating as a physiotherapist in 2023. Kaloyan is passionate about helping people by seeing the human body as a whole. He teaches vinyasa yoga, and occasionally a specialized type of Kundalini yoga. What to expect in the Yoga In Bulgaria episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Bulgaria was part of the communist block so everything around spirituality was forbidden until the 1990s. Kaloyan was born into democracy, just three years after Bulgaria entered into a democracy. When Kaloyan was young, his father was reading him Indian tales, and part of the Bhagavad Gita. In high school, his mathematics teacher would tell stories about sacred geometry. He acknowledges that when he started teaching yoga, he took a step back in yogic life. It brought him back into “normal life,” having to focus more on the clock and being responsible to show up at certain places at certain times. He knew it was time to share his knowledge. After he started teaching yoga, he decided to study physiotherapy because he felt like it was close to yoga, working with the breath and movement. Kaloyan believes that the answer to our physical ailments, and our stress, is yoga. Interestingly, Kaloyan says that yoga has a lot of stereotypes. He’s trying to put science to yoga, and show people that yoga is more than the stereotypes that they have in their heads— whether that is that yoga is fitness based, or the only reason that a man would teach yoga would be to look at women’s bodies (so sad that he said this is a stereotype he faces!) Of course, we talked about yoga in Bulgaria, and about what Bulgaria is like as a country. If you’re curious— tune in to the whole episode! For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Bulgaria episode? Reading spiritual books as a child with his father Mathematics teacher sharing knowledge on sacred geometry Mandala Spiritual Center in Sofia The stereotypes yoga faces Teaching yoga has made him step back from a yogic life Connect with Kaloyan Popov https://youtube.com/channel/UC2XdARB4vvQFTIcDziEf6RQ https://www.instagram.com/kei_higher/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe
35:12
November 11, 2022
#60 - Paradigms around the Practice - Yoga in El Salvador with Lianik Borlasca
#60 - Paradigms around the Practice - Yoga in El Salvador with Lianik Borlasca
Welcome to Episode #60 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! My conversation with Lianik Borlasca, a yoga teacher from El Salvador, was multidimensional as we took a deep dive into the spiritual understanding of Jnana and Raja yoga. I hope that this conversation made you curious about the paradigms that exist around yoga, and what we can do to shift them. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about all the dimensions of yoga then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Lianik Borlasca Lianik Borlasca is a yoga teacher from El Salvador. She is the yoga studio owner of Peace & Yoga in San Salvador. Her passion has been Jñāna and Raja Yoga and the study of the self as the ultimate knowledge. She is also a teacher of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and is a Reiki Master. Her goal is to integrate everything to teach yoga from different perspectives, to break paradigms around the practice. She has organized International Yoga Day in El Salvador for many years, and has introduced yoga to the public in El Salvador by teaching yoga on several different TV channels in El Salvador. What to expect in the Yoga In El Salvador episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast During the course of our conversation, Lianik wove in so many insights about the multidimensionality of the practice of yoga. She defined Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga and then expanded upon them, why they are the paths of yoga she has been drawn to. She explained how the physical dimension of yoga, is the most limited of the human being. That’s why the asana practice is so accessible to everyone, and why it’s only the first layer of yoga. It’s only one of the branches— there are seven others! Lianik shared beautiful thoughts around all the dimensions around the practice and path of yoga. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in El Salvador episode? The paradigms around yoga Yoga is a path and the destination at the same time Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga Limitations exist only in your mind The physical dimension is the most limited of the human being Favorite Quote From Lianik Borlasca “Yoga is a path and the destination at the same time.” Connect with Lianik Borlasca https://www.instagram.com/peaceyogasv/ https://www.facebook.com/PeaceYogaElSalvador https://linktr.ee/peaceyogasv Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
30:03
November 04, 2022
#59 - Yoga Cure - Yoga in Oman with Majid Al Mandhari
#59 - Yoga Cure - Yoga in Oman with Majid Al Mandhari
Welcome to Episode #59 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! My conversation with Majid Al Mandhari, a yoga teacher from Oman, was so engaging as we took a deeper look into meditation and how to make it yours. As Majid says, meditation has the power to cure any diseases. I hope that this conversation made you curious about meditation and the gifts that it can give. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about yoga in Oman then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Majid Al Mandhari Majid Al Mandhari has obtained the RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher certification and also a 200 hours Yoga Therapy certification. He teaches at a private health club owned by an oil company called Petroleum Development Oman. He also teaches yoga twice a week at the beach early morning at 6:00am. Majid has been practicing yoga on and off for the last 30 years. He teaches meditation, pranayama, and Vinyasa yoga mainly. He has been formally teaching after certification for the last 4 years, however he did begin teaching pre-certification for the last 10 years. What to expect in the Yoga In Oman episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Majid used to work for an international airline, located in Pakistan, and at the Sheraton hotel there was a yoga class offered in the hotel itself. Although that was his first yoga asana class, he had already been reading books about yoga and his curiosity was piqued. Once Majid came back to Oman, one day his accountant came to the office and asked him if he was interested in yoga and after Majid said yes, there was a yoga teacher who came to his colleagues’ house and asked him to join. Majid always felt mesmerized by yoga teachers, immensely curious about how yoga teachers crafted sequences, and about the depth of their knowledge. Something was sparked in him and he knew he wanted to teach yoga one day. It took years until the right yoga teacher training in Oman for him. Majid has a strong daily meditation practice, he sits in meditation before sunrise and chants the 99 names of God in Islam. Majid knows that meditation and yoga detoxifies the body, cleanses the body. Yoga has become a personal life for him— he enjoys the vitality, the challenges, the energy— it’s a part of him. We also talked about what Oman is like as a country, and what it’s like to live there! For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Oman episode? What is Majid’s personal practice and sadhana? With meditation you can cure yourself of any disease How to make meditation yours The cultural and social implications of practicing yoga in Oman What Oman is like as a country Connect with Majid Al Mandhari https://www.instagram.com/yogawith.majid/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
27:18
October 28, 2022
#58 - Yoga isn't a Handstand - Yoga in Malaysia with Alia Lika
#58 - Yoga isn't a Handstand - Yoga in Malaysia with Alia Lika
Welcome to Episode #58 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Alia Lika onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Malaysia. My conversation with Alia Lika, a yoga teacher from Malaysia, was so beautiful as we danced around so many topics around yoga— yoga isn't a handstand, and don’t skip Shavasana! I hope that this conversation made you smile, made you laugh, and made you rethink what yoga is. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about being a yoga teacher while still being a student on the path of yoga then this is the conversation for you. Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Alia Lika Certified in 2016 with the Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors in Hatha yoga, recently Alia Like completed another 200hrs YTT with Vikasa Academy and another 50hr YTT in Yin yoga by Alicia Casillas. Alia believes that a consistent yoga practice is fundamental to achieving a healthy mind and body. Her teaching styles varies from a slow and alignment based to a power flow practice. Whether it’s a slow, alignment-focused session or a strength and endurance flow class, a Shavasana awaits at the end. From years of consistent practice, Alia is convinced that no matter what your energy or flexibility level is, yoga will help you discover and grow your true limits – help you sit, walk and exercise better, not to mention sleep well too. What to expect in the Yoga In Alia Lika episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Did you know that yoga was banned in Malaysia in 2008? The government forbade it from being taught and practiced in the whole country. Fortunately, that law was repealed and then Alia was able to make her way to finding her way to yoga.  We also talked about common misconceptions around yoga— yoga is only for flexible people, yoga is only for a work-out, or yoga is practiced to lose weight. Alia actually turns away clients and students who say they want to lose weight. She also shared how a lot of her students struggle with shavasana.  For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Malaysia episode? What happens when yoga is banned in a country Completing a yoga teacher training doesn’t make you a yoga teacher Yoga isn’t a handstand Don’t skip the shavasana The importance of attending other yoga classes as a teacher Connect with Alia Lika https://www.instagram.com/_alia_lika Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
38:58
October 21, 2022
#57 - Humility and Humanity in Yoga - Yoga in Bermuda with Maryem Mayouti
#57 - Humility and Humanity in Yoga - Yoga in Bermuda with Maryem Mayouti
Welcome to Episode #57 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! My conversation with Maryem Mayouti, a yoga teacher from Bermuda, was so vibrant and engaging as we dove head-first into moving the mind out of the brain and back into the body. I hope that this conversation made you want to seek a deeper connection with the breath, your anchor, and your most powerful reminder of where you are. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about the humility and humanity in yoga, then this is the conversation for you. Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Maryem Mayouti Maryem Mayouti is a certified, RYT-500 yoga instructor and a certified mindfulness teacher. Her yoga classes are anatomy-informed and her instructions are geared towards injury prevention and connection to one's breath. She understands and reminds her students that skeletal differences and anatomical variations will stop us from looking like yoga models in pictures, so it is best is to focus on the inner journey. By bringing everything back to the breath, she helps the practitioner learn asana in a way that is relatable and easy to practice, so that it may be taken anywhere. What to expect in the Yoga In Bermuda episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast We talked about the power of being in a yoga class with others, and the communal impact of a yoga class. As social beings, being in a yoga classroom with other people doing the same thing as you is a powerful experience. Maryem defines yoga as “yoga lies somewhere in between grounding and connecting.” Our conversation flowed so naturally as we touched on how humility is vital in a yoga practice, as is the need to be compassionate and kind to our bodies and to each other. In regards to yoga in Bermuda, Maryem points out how yoga has been accepted globally not just because it’s mainstream, but because the benefits are real and have now been scientifically proven. She sees Bermuda as a reflection of that. And did you know that Bermuda is only 21 square miles big? That tiny of an island means a tight-knit community. With abundant natural beauty, Bermuda really is Bermudaful! For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Bermuda episode? Yoga beyond the asana The communal impact of a yoga class Moving the mind out of the brain, and back into the body Be kind to your body Humility and humanity in the practice Connect with Maryem Mayouti www.mayoutiyoga.com mayouti.yoga@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/bermudaful.yoga Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
36:10
October 14, 2022
#56 - Embodiment is Empowerment - Yoga in Romania with Roxana Corojan
#56 - Embodiment is Empowerment - Yoga in Romania with Roxana Corojan
Welcome to Episode #56 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! My conversation with Roxana Corojan, a yoga teacher from Romania, was so real and vulnerable, as we dove into how yoga can hold you, and can be a remedy for that which ails you, and that which you struggle against. I hope that this conversation delight in how yoga can be a playground, and how embodiment is empowerment. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about embodiment, play, and about turning your practice into a process, then this is the conversation for you. Roxana is a yoga teacher from Romania, was actually trained by Carlos Romero in Bali - who is a previous guest on the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast on Episode #34. Roxana is a yoga teacher and Thai yoga massage therapist who is deeply passionate about Somatics and Embodiment. She loves to mix mindfulness with play, and to bring yoga to alternative places. Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe What to expect in the Yoga In Romania episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Roxana came to yoga through her sister’s advice, and although she didn’t like it at first— she quickly came to love it. After experiencing severe burnout, she quit her job and headed off to Bali. She met Carlos Romero there, and fell in love with Thai Yoga massage, and with her practice. Although she never planned on becoming a yoga teacher, that was where the path led her. Roxana seeks to create a home and a strong sense of community with each yoga class she teaches, and she felt in her bones she had found the right space to open a yoga studio in Romania. She opened her yoga studio and created beautiful rituals of sharing tea and practicing yoga, or sharing desserts, or doing tarot readings and yoga. Roxana realized, a long time ago, that community is what brings her true happiness. Though, Roxana realized that to be a yoga teacher means having ten jobs at once and to be a studio owner, she felt like some of her joy was diminished with the fatigue of doing too many things. She decided to close her yoga studio and to work with other yoga studies as a freelancer. I found it so powerful how Roxana said, “To be a yoga teacher is to be a composer of experiences.” And when we dove into the world of embodiment— WOW! She talked about yoga as a playground, to be able to play with the boundaries of form and to explore. Through embodiment she was able to touch into her sensuality, and felt waves of creativity and embodiment. One of Roxana’s mantras is, “Turn your practice into a process.” For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Romania episode? The mat is a safe space no matter where you are Being held by yoga Yoga as a remedy for panic attacks Seek slowness Opening and then closing a yoga studio To be a yoga teacher is to be a composer of experiences Embodiment is empowerment Yoga is a playground Connect with Roxana Corojan https://www.instagram.com/hearthe.yoga/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
39:11
October 07, 2022
#55 - Yoga is Infinite - Yoga in Colombia with Laura Alvarez
#55 - Yoga is Infinite - Yoga in Colombia with Laura Alvarez
Welcome to Episode #55 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Laura Alvarez onto the show. My conversation with Laura Alvarez, a yoga teacher from Colombia, was so lovely tuned into how vital it is to study the spiritual texts, sutras, and scriptures and how doing so, gives you a lens into your own mind and helps to truly provide you with freedom. I hope that this conversation made you want to dive into the spiritual texts yourself— the study of yoga is infinite after all! If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about devotion to understanding the self and seeking depth in your own being, then this is the conversation for you. Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Laura Alvarez Laura Alvarez, whose spiritual name Sat Purkh Kaur, is a Kundalini yoga teacher from Colombia. She first started practicing Kundalini Yoga 25 years ago in Barcelona, where she was living for 8 years while attending university. She completed her Kundalini Yoga teacher training in Barcelona 22 years ago, and then soon returned home to Bogota, Colombia to open her own yoga studio, Happy Yoga Bogota, is the largest and one of the oldest yoga studios in Colombia. It is a sister location of Happy Yoga in Barcelona. What to expect in the Yoga In Columbia episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Yoga was a huge answer for Laura to all the big questions in life, all the big spiritual questions. And as yoga has been a part of Laura’s life for over half of her life, she feels like yoga has been a constant companion— an enormous part of our life that has watched her grow, a safe place to come back, always, whenever you need it. It’s a huge gift. Being able to share this gift with other, is a “double gift,” as Laura says. As a yoga teacher training, Laura highlighted how the study of yoga never ends. Laura is passionate about the yoga scriptures, sutras, and reading all the spiritual texts of yoga. I was grateful how she talked about how and why it is so important to study the texts of yoga— it helps you to study yoga with your mind, to start to say to the ego I don’t want to suffer more, I want to love more. Yoga is freedom. Yoga is an opportunity to choose again. As a way of being, yoga gives us the ability to choose again, and again, and again, in every moment. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Colombia episode? Yoga has watched her grow The study of yoga is infinite Passion for the scriptures and the texts of yoga Yoga is a tool to go back to your heart, and open the mind The Ego VS. the Spirit Yoga is a way of being Connect with Laura Alvarez happyyogacolombia.com FB/IG/TikTok: @happyyogabogota https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH1J8TkDyxlVsuJNApkAcMw Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
36:42
September 30, 2022
#54 - Universal Yoga - Yoga in Brunei with Vera Chek Lee Kong
#54 - Universal Yoga - Yoga in Brunei with Vera Chek Lee Kong
Welcome to Episode #54 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! My conversation with Vera, a yoga teacher from Brunei, was so fun as we took a really honed in on what Universal Yoga really is. I hope that this conversation made you curious about how Universal Yoga can come from within, while still honoring the anatomical and scientific approach of the body. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about Universal Yoga, and the difference between being a yoga teacher and a yoga practitioner, then this is the conversation for you. Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Chek Lee Kong (Vera) Chek Lee Kong is a yoga teacher and studio owner in Brunei. She is the owner of Truharmony Yoga Studio in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. She teaches Hatha yoga (200hrs Certified Vikasa Yoga), Vinyasa Yoga- Fit Flow Fly (300hrs Bryce Yoga), and Universal Yoga (200hrs Certified). When the perfect opportunity arose, she renovated a space which is now Truharmony, located at Gadong Central in Brunei. Vera has also studied with dozens of yoga teachers around the world and completed so many workshops with Kino McGregor, Dylan Werner, Jason Crandell, Annie Carpenter, Sri Dharma Mittra, Tiffany Chruikshank, and more! What to expect in the Yoga In Brunei episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast What really peaked my interest was her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Universal Yoga. Universal Yoga is something I’ve never heard of before, and I was grateful that Vera took time to unravel how she first came to know about Universal Yoga and what Universal yoga is. Created and taught by Andrey Lappa. Universal Yoga has set sequences based on a highly scientific and anatomical approach.Yet, she says that Universal Yoga comes from within. The principle of Universal yoga is to always be awake and and to be conscious. It turns out that the founder of Universal Yoga is actually an engineer as well, so his attention to detail, anatomy, degrees of motion and movement is truly incredible. We talked also about how Vera— very recently— burned her legs very badly and has had to recover from this injury and return to her yoga practice and to teaching. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Brunei episode? What is Universal Yoga? Yoga that comes from within, not without What an engineer can bring to yoga as a teacher Being a yoga teacher is different from a yoga practitioner Recovering from badly burned legs and coming back to yoga Connect with Vera https://www.instagram.com/verayoga/ https://www.instagram.com/truharmony_yogastudio/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
36:53
September 23, 2022
#53 - The Counterbalances of Ashtanga and Yin Yoga - Yoga in Latvia with Līva Veinberga
#53 - The Counterbalances of Ashtanga and Yin Yoga - Yoga in Latvia with Līva Veinberga
Welcome to Episode #53 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Līva Veinberga onto the show. My conversation with Līva Veinberga, a yoga teacher from Latvia was so powerful as we took a deep dive into the world of ashtanga vinyasa yoga and yin yoga. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about digging into the power of yoga then this is the conversation for you. Support the podcast and gain access to exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Līva Veinberga Līva Veinberga is a yoga teacher from Latvia, and also the studio owner of Urban Yoga in Riga, Latvia. Līva first came to yoga around 15 years ago when she was seeking a deeper, more fulfilling physical practice. She found Hatha yoga and Anusara yoga first, and then came to Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, which has been an integral part of her life ever since. In ashtanga vinyasa yoga system her main teacher is Lino Miele and she has attended his retreats in India and also in Europe. In 2012, Līva decided it was time to do a yoga teacher training in Riga, Latvia as she still continue her work as a full-time lawyer. She began teaching at a local studio occasionally in the evenings, and after experiencing deep dissatisfaction in her career, she took a year off to go backpacking in New Zealand and completed a yin yoga teacher training with Markus Henning Giess and Karin Michelle Sang. Upon her return to Riga, Latvia, Līva learned that a yoga studio owner was selling her studio, and that is how she became the owner of Riga’s Urban Yoga studio. She is a full-time teacher there, as well as the owner of the studio. She teaches ashtanga vinyasa yoga, flow vinyasa, and Yin yoga. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Latvia episode? How is Ashtanga yoga and yin yoga counterbalances for each other? Watching life fade away as a lawyer and then seeking change Why is it important for a yoga teacher to have their own self-practice? What is it like to be a yoga studio owner and full-time yoga teacher in Latvia? The different reasons why people come to yoga What to expect in the Yoga In Latvia episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast I really loved how Liva talked about asanas, as having the possibility to unlock the path of yoga not just as a “small part” of yoga which it is often criticized for being. Liva brought up so many great points and you’ll have to tune into the podcast episode itself to hear them all! Connect with Līva Veinberga www.urbanyoga.lv https://instagram.com/livavein https://instagram.com/urbanyogariga Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
43:47
September 16, 2022
#52 - Yoga Connections  - Yoga in East Timor with Alberto Dos Reis Mendonça
#52 - Yoga Connections - Yoga in East Timor with Alberto Dos Reis Mendonça
Welcome to Episode #52 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Alberto Dos Reis Mendonça onto the show. My conversation with Alberto, a yoga teacher from East Timor, was really interesting as he really walked us through what his country is like to live in— with no sugar coating— and what yoga is like there as it has been present on the island for less than a decade. I hope that this conversation made you want to learn more about East Timor, and also to consider how yoga in spaces and places, like in prisoners, cooperate offices, and with special Olympic athletes, can be a gift to the whole community. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is about East Timor A to Z, then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Alberto Dos Reis Mendonça Alberto Dos Reis Mendonça was introduced to yoga in his late twenties, in 2018, through an introduction yoga class for Juventude ba Dezenvolvimentu Nasional (JVN) where he was volunteering. Progressing in his practice quickly, he started to teach his fellow students and share it also with some of his family members. Three months after his journey with yoga started he began a yoga teacher training and internship with Dili Ashtanga Yoga. Alberto also teaches yoga at hotels, public places, many different organizations, government offices, and community classes. He also teaches yoga for the special Olympics and with the people who are in prison. Alberto teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha yoga, and Vinyasa yoga. He completed his yoga teacher training certification program under Ahimsaka who is the founder of Dili Ashtanga Yoga, and he still works there today. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in East Timor episode? Only one yoga studio in an entire country! Yoga giving the gift of connection Teaching yoga in prisons and with the special olympics How yoga and the Baháʼí faith share similarities What is East Timor really like? What to expect in the Yoga In East Timor episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast During our conversation, Alberto walked us through what yoga means to him, and how yoga is growing in his community. As yoga has only been on the island itself for five, six, or seven years according to his estimate— yoga is absolutely still growing there. Alberto teaches yoga in a lot of different places and spaces, like in prisoners, in corporate offices, and with the athletes in the special Olympics. Alberto is enjoying very much, sharing the gifts that yoga can give with his community. Connect with Alberto https://diliashtangayoga.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/yogatimorleste/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe
21:39
September 09, 2022
#51 - Yoga in Daily Life - Yoga in Georgia with Olga Ramer
#51 - Yoga in Daily Life - Yoga in Georgia with Olga Ramer
Welcome to Episode #51 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Olga Ramer onto the show. My conversation with Olga Ramer, a yoga teacher and the first yoga studio owner from Georgia, was so profound as we took a deeper look at what it is like to be the disciple of a Guru, and what the Yoga in Daily Life system is. I hope that our conversation will give you something to consider, some food for thought, about the purpose of yoga and the true aim of yoga. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about a deep relationship with a guru and the importance of the mental state on the physical state of human beings, then this is the conversation for you. Curious about yoga in Georgia? Read on and tune in! Support the podcast and tap into exclusive content and freebies! https://www.patreon.com/wildyogatribe Tell me more about Olga Ramer Olga Ramer first started practicing yoga at the beginning of 2000 in Croatia. She changed a few countries and a few styles before found the perfect yoga system for me Yoga In Daily Life (YIDL) by Paramahans Swami Maheshwarananda, which incorporates everything - asanas, pranayamas, meditations, kriyas, and a yogic life style.The country of Georgia did not have a single yoga studio in the country, so Olga went through the yoga teachers training in the YIDL system and became a certified YIDL yoga teacher. Olga first started teaching in Georgia in 2006, and in 2010 she opened the first yoga studio in Georgia, The Yoga Cave. Furthermore, she has also went through multiple trainings in the yoga therapy with Nischala Joy Devi in the Shivananda tradition. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Georgia episode? What it was like to open the first yoga studio in her country? What is the Yoga in Daily Life system of yoga? The realization of divine self is the real purpose of yoga Advice for those who struggle with meditation Answering all the big questions of life by hearing a Guru speak Connect with Olga Ramer www.yogaindailylife.org www.tbilisiyogacave.com Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.tiktok.com/@wildyogatribe https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
29:37
September 02, 2022
#50 - No matter where you go, yoga will always be home - Yoga in Ukraine with Dariya Kolodiy
#50 - No matter where you go, yoga will always be home - Yoga in Ukraine with Dariya Kolodiy
Welcome to Episode #50 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Dariya Kolodiy onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Ukraine, who is now leaving in Poland. It was an honor to talk to Dariya in honor and celebration of the 50th episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast. We’ve been together, dear listeners, for nearly a full near now and the 50th episode is certainly one to celebrate. My conversation with Dariya Kolodiy, a yoga teacher from Ukraine, was so beautiful as we talked about how yoga helps give acceptance of others and of the self as well. I hope that this conversation made you realize that no matter where you go, a yoga studio and your yoga mat will always be a safe place, a sanctuary, a place to come home to. Of course, we also talked about the war, and how her family and life has been effected. If you want to learn more about yoga in Ukraine, tune in to our powerful conversation together. Tell me more about Dariya Kolodiy Dariya Kolodiy is a yoga teacher from Ukraine, from the city of Kiev, who currently lives in Poland. She first began practicing yoga in 2004, however she began teaching yoga in 2016 upon completion of her yoga teacher training in Ukraine. She is an ashtanga practicer, also called an ashtangi. She has taught yoga—and lived!—in Kazakhstan with her husband, and it was due to his job that they moved to Warsaw, Poland in 2020. Dariya knows that over the years, she has not only become healthier, more flexible, and stronger through yoga, but yoga has completely changed her life. She began to really hear herself, to realize her desires and to be more present in the here and the now. Dariya knows for sure that yoga is a path that leads in the right direction. What to expect in the Yoga In Ukraine episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Dariya and I opened the conversation by talking about how she first came to the practice of yoga— naturally, it was through the asana practice. Before the war, there were tons of yoga studios in Ukraine with a lot of different styles to try and to practice, and that was something she was very grateful for! We moved our conversation through what yoga means to Dairya— a place to learn acceptance of yourself and acceptance of others. She sees yoga, and yoga studios and shalas, as places where she will always find a home and a community. When she has travelled and moved to other countries and cities, she has always found her tribe in the yoga studio itself. Of course, the Ukraine and Russian war was brought up. But we also talked about what yoga in Ukraine was like before the war, and what Ukraine is like as a country to live in and to visit. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Ukraine episode? Yoga changes and expands your social circles Yoga gives ease of communication Yoga gives acceptance of others and of the self No matter where you go, yoga will always be a home— a sanctuary Yoga brings balance in life Connect with Dariya https://www.instagram.com/ukraine_yogagirl/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
24:26
June 10, 2022
#49 - Kundalini Yoga and Mental Health - Yoga in Argentina with Cori Giunti
#49 - Kundalini Yoga and Mental Health - Yoga in Argentina with Cori Giunti
Welcome to Episode #49 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Cori Giunti onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Argentina and a psychologist as well. My conversation with Cori was so touching as we took a deep dive into the spiritual world of Kundalini yoga, and the world of mental health as well. I hope that this conversation made you curious about the mind-body connection and how yoga can help process trauma and psychological issues. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about Kundalini yoga and mental health then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Cori Giunti Cori Giunti is a Kundalini Yoga instructor. She currently teaches weekly classes at the Yoga Center, Valletierra, applying other tools to awaken consciousness. She has been a practitioner of Kundalini yoga for 9 years, and did her yoga teacher training in Argentina, and has studied under Snatam Kaur. Her passion is to serve people in order to feel good, get better, and become more connected and more conscious. She is a psychologist as well as a yoga teacher. What to expect in the Yoga In Argentina episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Cori and I then dove into what Kundalini yoga is and what practicing it is like. She defined Kundalini yoga as the yoga of awareness. And even though it involves physical movement and asanas, it’s not the primary focus. Kundalini includes a lot of mantras, chanting, singing, pranayama, and movement. We then dove into how yoga has impacted Cori’s life, and how yoga can help her patients and people in general process trauma and work through the emotions that are blocked and stored in our bodies. We then talked about what yoga is to Cori, a place where she feels safe and a place to feel a lot of love. Curious? Tune into the podcast episode For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Argentina episode? What is kundalini yoga and kundalini energy? Kundalini: The Yoga of Awareness Yoga is a commitment to yourself Don’t look outside all the time, the answers to your questions are inside of you The emotions we block settle in our bodies Yoga is a place of love, safety, and vast openness 🌀 Resources The Body Keeps The Score book 🌀 Connect with Cori Giunti www.corinagiunti.com https://www.instagram.com/mindlab_ok/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe Thank you for listening to the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast— be well.
24:45
June 03, 2022
#48 - Yoga Shapes Your Perspective of People and of the World - Yoga in Nigeria with Motolani Aransiola
#48 - Yoga Shapes Your Perspective of People and of the World - Yoga in Nigeria with Motolani Aransiola
Welcome to Episode #48 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Motolani Aransiola onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Nigeria who received her 200hr yoga teacher training with the Africa Yoga Project. She is the founder of Rhodes Yoga Nigeria and Rhodes Healthy Kitchen. She is a girl child advocate and strives to foster healthy lifestyle habits within her community through yoga, corporate yoga, and yoga retreats. My conversation with Motolani Aransiola, a yoga teacher from Nigeria, was so powerful as we looked at how she serves her community in Nigeria and how she incorporates healthy living and eating into her methods and mission. I hope that this conversation made you curious about how yoga can teach you that there is good in the world and that people are inherently good. Yoga can help you shape your perspective of the world. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about yoga giving you a different point of view on the world, then this is the conversation for you. What to expect in the Yoga In Nigeria episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast After the death of her father in 2017, Motolani began her journey in yoga. She did her first international trip to Kenya to complete a yoga teacher training with the Africa Yoga Project. She started offering free yoga classes for 6 months after she completed her yoga training. It’s recent that people have started waking up about their mental health and wellness in Nigeria. In 2017, this wasn’t there yet. It was all about fitness. First people assumed it was a religious practice with only chanting and worshipping other gods. The vaguest awareness was that it was an Indian practice. This was a challenge for her to reorient people to what yoga actually is. Slowly, people learned. Acro yoga was one of the ways she was able to get more people to come to her classes. Now, she has founded Rhodes Yoga NG and Rhodes Healthy Kitchen. I loved how Motolani talked about how yoga changed her life, and the lessons she has learned from the practice. She talked about taking a step backwards when circumstances arise to be more human when dealing with daily circumstances. And about how yoga has helped to shape her perspective on the world. Curious? Tune into the whole episode to find out more about yoga in Nigeria! For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Nigeria episode? Educating her community on what yoga actually is The greatest lesson learned through yoga is that people is inherently good Yoga can help you shape your perspective of the world Yoga Teacher Trainings are good for everyone! Explore Nigeria with Motolani Connect with Motolani Aransiola https://www.instagram.com/Mohtorlahny/ https://www.instagram.com/rhodesyogang/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb
23:20
May 27, 2022
#47 - Yoga is not a magic pill - Yoga in Kazakhstan with Nadezhda Kadenova
#47 - Yoga is not a magic pill - Yoga in Kazakhstan with Nadezhda Kadenova
Welcome to Episode #47 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Nadezhda Kadenova onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Kazakhstan. My conversation with Nadezhda Kadenova, a yoga teacher from Kazakhstan, was so lovely as we discussed how yoga is an intimate inner experience, and how it’s not a fantasy— it’s a discipline. Yoga is where you learn about yourself and have to actually “overcome yourself” to show up for your practice every day. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about yoga how yoga is not a magic pill, it is a constant self-development practice, then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Nadezhda Kadenova Nadezhda has been teaching Hatha yoga, pilates, and prenatal yoga in a local yoga studio in Almaty, Kazakhstan since 2019. She has been practicing yoga on regular basis since she her completed my first yoga teacher training in 2013, in Rishikesh, India. She has also studied yoga at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India in 2018 and is currently just traveled to India in April 2022 to do a Prabodh yoga training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul. She has completed fly-yoga training and helps manage a yoga studio in Kazakhstan. What to expect in the Yoga In Kazakhstan episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Here mother was practicing yoga at home, and first learned yoga at University although they didn’t call it by the name yoga. It was referred to more as gymnastics or exercise, so when Nadia started to become interested in yoga books at a young age it wasn’t a surprise. Starting when she was nine years old, Nadia found books about yoga at the library. First came to know yoga from books in the library, and as she grew older she got more and more interested in yoga and continued to read copious amounts of books on the path of yoga. She went to Rishikesh to receive her first yoga teacher training. She has returned to India many times ever since. She manages a yoga studio in Kazakhstan and loves how the yoga studio community is like a true family, which is something she feels is part of yoga itself. Nadia defines yoga as a lifestyle, and as unity and peace inside yourself. It's an intimate an inner experience. I loved how Nadia says that yoga is not a fantasy, it’s a discipline. It’s something you don’t always want to do. You need to “overcome yourself” to show up on the mat— yoga is developing strong willpower. You work on your habits and on your perception of the world, and on your negative perception of the world. You become more aware of your own reactions, and you realize that you are responsible for everything that happens within you. What you do now is your choice. Yoga is a constant self development practice. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Kazakhstan episode? Avidly reading yoga books ever since she was 9 years old What it’s like to manage a yoga studio in Kazakhstan? Yoga is constant self-development practice A yoga teacher is not a doctor, and yoga is not a magic pill “Overcome yourself” to show up on the mat Connect with Nadezhda Kadenova https://instagram.com/yoga_na_zhubanova https://instagram.com/nadi_kadenova Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
22:57
May 20, 2022
#46 - Yoga is the Way - Yoga in the Czech Republic with Filip Klieštík
#46 - Yoga is the Way - Yoga in the Czech Republic with Filip Klieštík
Welcome to Episode #46 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Filip Klieštík onto the show. He is a yoga teacher from the Czech Republic. From time machines, magic wands, and wishes from genies my conversation with Filip was beyond delightful, just as it was equally filled with powerful insight. My conversation with Filip, was so thought-provoking as we wove a conversation full of laughter paired with powerful insight. I hope that this conversation made you crave silence and self-reflection. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about burnout, mental health, and the gifts of imperfection then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Filip Klieštík Filip is from Jenčice, Czech Republic and he first fell in love with yoga at the end of year 2010, and in 2012 he completed a Yoga Teacher Training in power yoga in the Czech Republic. In 2013, he traveled to India to do another Yoga Teacher Training, this time in Ashtanga Yoga. Filip has done several courses in Ayurveda while he was in India, including Ayurveda cooking, stress management. Recently he has completed a yoga psychology teacher training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul, and a yoga nidra teacher training as well. Additionally, Filip has completed a psychotherapeutic training in SatiTherapy (Mindfulness therapy). He teaches Hatha yoga combined with meditation, relaxation, and a strong mindfulness approach. Moreover, he lectures at the Václav Krejčík Power Yoga Academy and participates in the teaching of future yoga instructors. In companies and offices, he takes care of the mental health of employees and leads trainings in burnout prevention programs. What to expect in the Yoga In the Czech Republic episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast My conversation with Filip was a true delight as we discussed how psychotherapy and yoga can go hand in hand on the path of transformation, healing, and change. Nowadays, everyone wants a quick fix, a magic pill, or even a magic wand— but change, growth, healing, all take hard work. You have to be open to change, and have the desire to change for change to actually happen. Filip and I talked about how vast yoga is, and how it is a place of self-discovery. It’s when people can move without borders, to go inside of themselves and really understand who they are. It’s the realest of all realities— our mind, body, and soul. Thank you for listening to the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast— be well. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in the Czech Republic episode? Burnout prevention through yoga Time of darkness, in the shadow Yoga is a way for the whole life There is no magic wand or magic pill for change Silence is full of the answers Observe reality, don’t blame and don’t punish Connect with Filip Klieštík www.harmony-yoga.cz https://www.facebook.com/filip.kliestik https://filip-kliestik.webnode.cz/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
35:42
May 13, 2022
#45 - Non Hollywood-style, Glamorous Instagram yoga- Yoga in Vanuatu with Nicola Barnes
#45 - Non Hollywood-style, Glamorous Instagram yoga- Yoga in Vanuatu with Nicola Barnes
Welcome to Episode #45 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Nicky Barnes onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Vanuatu and she's also the co-founder of the leading Yoga Association in Vanuatu. It's donation based and, it has been for 13 years. My conversation with Nicola Barnes, a yoga teacher from Vanuatu was so delightful as we took a deep dive into the world of her yoga association in Vanuatu. And we also discussed how yoga is an art and an act of coming home. I hope that this conversation made you curious about balance and movement and expression, as well as the act of coming home to yourself without pressure without ego, without ambition, just coming home. Tell me more about Nicola Barnes Nicola Barnes started yoga seriously while living in London in the late 1990s. She became a yoga teacher in India at Neyyar Dam Sivinanda Ashram in 2003. Since then, she has taught in the Cayman Islands and in Vanuatu. She is the co-founder of the leading Yoga Association in Vanuatu, which is entirely donation-based and has been for 13 years. All of the yoga teachers in the Vanuatu yoga association volunteer their time. She teaches a mixed Hatha style, which is mostly asana based, but does involve pranayama. She has been teaching yoga for 19 years. The Vanuatu Yoga Association was set up so that yoga in Port Vila would have a sense of community and longevity.  It also gives a forum for those who love to share their passion for yoga with others to instruct classes.  The Vanuatu Yoga Association aims to support the local community by offering classes that are welcoming and affordable. What to expect in the Yoga In Vanuatu episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast I loved how Nicola highlighted how yoga exists in the real world— it’s not a cartoon or a Hollywood creation. It exists in the raw, unexpected, natural way of life and of living. She pointed out how Instagram yoga with perfect hair, lovely beauty, and being picture-perfect isn’t how yoga should really be viewed or considered— it’s messy, raw, and includes all the hiccups and bumps in life! We also dove into how Nicky, along with two other co-founders, dreamed up the Vanuatu yoga association and decided to make it a nonprofit, volunteer based organization. Nicky expressed that, “It's just been amazing that trusting in the goodness of people and trusting that something that doesn't seem to be commercially logical can work.” For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Vanuatu episode? Why found a yoga association in Vanuatu Let yoga be a natural evolution, don’t push too hard Hollywood-style, glamorous Instagram yoga isn’t the messy, raw, yoga of the real world Yoga and kitesurfing: balance, movement, expression The challenges of studio ownership on a small island Connect with Nicola Barnes https://web.facebook.com/PortVilaYoga/?_rdc=1&_rdr https://yoga.vu/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
36:19
May 06, 2022
#44 - True, Real, Unbelievable Healing - Yoga in Namibia with Gergentia Shoombe
#44 - True, Real, Unbelievable Healing - Yoga in Namibia with Gergentia Shoombe
Welcome to Episode #44 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Gergentia Shoombe onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Namibia. She teaches power yoga, yin yoga, and yoga alignment at the Virgin Active Windhoek clubs and at the Yoga Shala. She has been teaching yoga full time since 2016. After a serious car crash, and doctors saying she’ll never walk again, Gergentia beat the odds through yoga and eastern healing techniques like Qi Gong and Reiki. My conversation with Gergentia Shoombe, a yoga teacher from Namibia, was so astounding as we took a deep look at the power of the body and spirit to heal. I hope that this conversation gave you a glimpse into how everything can come together even as it falls apart. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about inner strength and the strength community gives you, then this is the conversation for you. What to expect in the Yoga In Namibia episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast After a serious car crash, Gergentia knew she needed healing, and she found meditation. She couldn’t sit, stand, or walk— but she found peace in meditation as she was on her journey of healing. In the beginning, yoga was simply meditation for her, before she even learned asanas. In all actuality, she didn’t think her body could do asanas, as after the car crash, her doctors thought she would never walk again. She had never even tried asanas before her car crash, and it wasn’t until after she had done some healing therapy work with Qi-Gong and Reiki. In Swaziland, a monk introduced Gergentia to bhakti yoga and Maha-matra chanting which led her to change her whole life and led her to study holistic healing therapy. She applied to do a yoga teacher training with a the Africa Yoga Project. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Namibia episode? Being desperate for healing after a serious car crash Learned meditation from a monk in Swaziland Stayed in the Hari Krishna temple for 2 years while she was studying holistic healing Wanted to run away from yoga asanas Everything comes together even as it falls apart Yoga is life itself, it’s coming together The power of seeing yourself clearer Connect with Gergentia Shoombe https://www.instagram.com/Holisticyogini/ https://www.instagram.com/oshanayogaproject/ https://www.facebook.com/gshoombe https://www.facebook.com/oshanayogaclub Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
39:01
April 29, 2022
#43 - Honoring the Origins of Yoga - Yoga in Portugal with Paulo Martins
#43 - Honoring the Origins of Yoga - Yoga in Portugal with Paulo Martins
Welcome to Episode #43 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Paulo Martins onto the show, a yoga teacher and yoga studio owner from Portugal. In Lisbon, Paulo is the founder of Yoga Lumiar which is part of the Chintamani Yoga Association. He teaches and practices Babaji's Kryia Yoga which includes initiatic techniques and the following Yoga technical disciplines: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Yantra, Mudra, Bhanda, Kryia, Yoganidra, Puja, Manasika, Dhyana and Samadhi. My conversation with Paulo Martins, a yoga teacher from Portugal, was very grounding as we discussed the spiritual understanding of the origins of yoga. I hope that this conversation made you curious about going deeper on the path of yoga, and exploring it’s origins. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about the transformational power of yoga, then this is the conversation for you. Welcome to yoga in Lisboa! --> JOIN LILY FOR YOGA CLASSES ONLINE! What to expect in the Yoga In Portugal episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Paulo and I kicked off the conversation by talking about how yoga first came into Paulo’s life. After a heartbreak, his friends recommended yoga. Although he was in the military, he decided to become a yoga teacher and open his own yoga studio— affiliated with the Chintamani Yoga Association. Chintamani means transformation. Paulo described it as a kind of alchemy. As if they are transforming themselves from the heavy, dullness of our gross bodies into spiritual beings of light. Paulo took us back through the lines of yoga, and explained to us about the origins of yoga and how he seeks to honor them. Of course, he was very explicit that his ultimate goal is Samadhi or liberation. I found a lot of what Paulo said to be very curious— how he doesn’t like to teach just a single yoga class as he doesn’t find it to be beneficial for the students. And how he walked us through some of the different layers of the practice and path of yoga. Of course, we wrapped up the episode talking about yoga in Portugal and what Portugal is like to visit. Curious? Tune in! And welcome to yoga in Portugal! For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Portugal episode? Transition from a life in the military to a life of yoga What is Chintamani Yoga? Who is Babaji? Dedicating and honoring the origins of yoga Teaching all the techniques and disciplines of yoga Yoga as transformation— as alchemy! Connect with Paulo Martins Yoga Lumiar Location: Rua Professor João Cândido de Oliveira nº7 Loja D, 1750-230, Lisboa https://www.centroyogalumiar.com https://www.facebook.com/YogaLumiar https://www.instagram.com/yogalumiar/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/centro-yoga-lumiar/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe --> JOIN LILY FOR YOGA CLASSES ONLINE!
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April 22, 2022
#42 - Integrating Yoga into our Daily Lives - Yoga in Croatia with Eli Marušić
#42 - Integrating Yoga into our Daily Lives - Yoga in Croatia with Eli Marušić
Welcome to Episode #42 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Eli Marušić onto the show, a yoga teacher from Croatia who teaches yoga at Studio One, in Split, one of Croatia's first and biggest yoga schools. My conversation with Eli Marušić was so inspiring as we took a close look at how to integrate yoga into our daily lives, how to develop not just habits, but a perspective as well for how to help you be in alignment with the present moment. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about looking deeply, seeking connection, and tuning into your heart then this is the conversation for you. --> JOIN LILY FOR YOGA CLASSES ONLINE! Tell me more about Eli Marušić Eli's mission is teaching, and she loves sharing knowledge and experience with others. She strives to help people understand their capacities and live a more meaningful life. Eli was trained in classical ballet and is an avid sport enthusiast who enjoys indoor rowing, swimming, jogging, and cycling. She completed her 500hr yoga teacher training at the Himalayan Institute, and has completed an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Training with Kathryn Templeton, and attends Ayurvedic Institute webinars with Dr. Vasant Lad and the AyurPrana Team. What to expect in the Yoga In Croatia episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Eli and I began our conversation with learning how yoga first came into her life. She first encountered yoga through meditation, and then through books given to her by a friend. At this time, a few decades ago, there were no yoga studios in Croatia. She feels enormous gratitude that she first came to yoga through mediation as Eli says, “After all, yoga is a liberation path to the ultimate truth and to the Supreme. And so meditation is the crown of yoga.” We then shared our mutual gratitude and respect for Thich Nhat Hanh, which dovetailed into a conversation about finding a teacher wherever you look— whether that is your family, your friends, or a cat. Which then progressed into a conversation about how to integrate yoga in your daily life, touching on Ayurvedic practices and perspectives. We wrapped up the episode talking about Croatia and about what the yoga scene is like in Croatia now. Curious? Tune into the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast to learn more about Eli, and about yoga in Croatia. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Croatia episode? Yoga is not just asana, it is self-study and being in connection Your heart is your universal brain The many teachers of yoga — including friends, family, and cats! How to integrate yoga in your daily life, whether that is by connecting with your heart space or taking deep breaths What is Ayurveda? What does it teach you? What is yoga in Croatia like in the past and in the present? Connect with Eli Marušić https://studioone.hr/?lang=en Email: emarusic@pfst.hr Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe --> JOIN LILY FOR YOGA CLASSES ONLINE!
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April 15, 2022
#41 - All About Yoga Studio Ownership - Yoga in Morocco with Aurélie Martin Scally
#41 - All About Yoga Studio Ownership - Yoga in Morocco with Aurélie Martin Scally
Welcome to Episode #41 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Aurélie Martin Scally, who goes by Lily, is yoga teacher who founded five yoga studios in Morocco onto the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast. She first founded Om Yoga Studios in 2013, and then founded the EPIC Festival in Marrakech in 2019. Since 2019, she also runs EPIC yoga teacher trainings in Morocco. Lily studied ashtanga yoga in Thailand, and Aerial Yoga with Cirque du Soleil artists. For her, a beautiful series of yoga is like a work of art, a mix of technique and intuition. My conversation with Aurélie Martin Scally, who founded five yoga studios in Morocco, was so incredible as we took a deep dive into the world of studio ownership and how to cultivate energy and spirit in multiple studio centers. We also discussed yoga as a way to find balance. The world isn’t black or white, and yoga is a way to discover, see, and accept all the variations of color you have inside of you. What to expect in the Yoga In Morocco episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Aurélie discovered a Bikram yoga studio in Morocco, and after the death of her father, she found strength and solace on the yoga mat. The owner of that Bikram yoga studio, Nabil Scally, would soon become Lily’s husband. After closing the Bikram yoga studio, Lily and Nabil founded Om Yoga Studios in Morocco, first in Casablanca and then later in Marrakech and Dakhla. They now own five yoga studios, and founded EPIC Yoga Festival and EPIC Yoga Teacher Trainings in Morocco, and available online— soon available around the world on their yoga world tour! During our conversation, Lily and I discussed what it was like to open a yoga studio in Morocco, and the advice she would offer to yoga teachers who hope to open their own yoga studios one day. Her main advice is to be careful to not get lost in the yoga studio area, keep your own personal practice strong and keep teaching. And to also be careful to not teach too much. It can be tempting to teach all-day every day, and also marketing, accounting, planning, and more— so many hats!— but to make sure not to burn yourself out. Curious? Tune into the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast to learn more about Lily, and about yoga in Morocco. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Morocco episode? What it’s like to own multiple yoga studios How the balance of teaching and studio ownership Cultivating energy and keeping the spirit alive in a yoga studio even when you’re not physically there yourself Advice to yoga teachers who want to open their own yoga studios Yoga is balance and a way of seeing and accepting all the variations of colors inside of yourself Connect with Aurélie Martin Scally www.omyoga.ma https://www.instagram.com/omyoga_studios/?hl=fr https://www.instagram.com/epic.ytt/ https://www.instagram.com/lily_scally/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe JOIN LILY ALLEN-DUENAS FOR YOGA CLASSES ONLINE!
27:44
April 08, 2022
#40 - Yoga as a Therapy - Yoga in Greece with Christina Kyparissa
#40 - Yoga as a Therapy - Yoga in Greece with Christina Kyparissa
Welcome to Episode #39 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Christina Kyparissa onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Greece who teaches hatha yoga, pranayama, mantra chanting, and yoga nidra. She has beautifully vibrant energy and she shared her passion for yoga as a healing tool, and as a therapeutic way of getting to know ourselves better and deal with difficulties that arise in our lives. My conversation with Christina Kyparissa, a yoga teacher from Greece was so intriguing as we talked about yoga as a therapy, as a tool to explore ourselves and to ultimately transform into our better selves. I hope that this conversation made you curious about the therapeutic elements and gifts of yoga, and about what wellness means to you. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about acceptance, wellness, and connection then this is the conversation for you. --> $25 Credit to join Lily for live-streamed online yoga classes Tell me more about Christina Kyparissa Christina Kyparissa is a yoga teacher from Greece who has been a student of yoga since 2011, and she became a yoga teacher in 2019. She teaches Hatha Yoga, pranayama, and yoga nidra. She leads online workshops and teaches at yoga retreats in the summers in Corfu. She lives in Thessaloniki, Greece and also works as a freelance writer. She leads weekly online yoga classes on Zoom with students from around the world. What to expect in the Yoga In Greece episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Christina came to yoga looking for a non-extreme, non-aggressive way to move her body. She soon realized that yoga is a powerful tool of healing. After she lost her father in 2015, her yoga practice was a place to heal and to learn to acceptance and to find peace. She teaches yoga to give back what she, herself, has gained from the practice. She wants to give her students the chance to explore themselves in a smooth way, and give them a therapeutic tool. Yoga, as a lifestyle, one of the goals is to be therapeutic so that we can find our higher selves and to actually deal with who we are, and to see ourselves transforming into our better selves. Through our conversation, Christina shared her wisdom and grace with us while also sharing what yoga in Greece is like and why Greece is a place that has captured the attention of the world for centuries. Curious? Tune into the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast to learn more about Christina, and about yoga in Greece. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Greece episode? Why she teaches yoga— she feels like she’s taken so much from yoga, and she feels that it’s her turn, and her time, to give back Why teach only Hatha Yoga? Yoga is a therapy, as a tool to explore ourselves and to connect with the universe itself Through mantras, through vibrations, we can give our brain a way to get into a different mode What is wellness? Acceptance and awareness of our needs Yoga is a gift - a lifestyle you can choose in order to give yourself the chance to approach parts of yourself you may not be in touch with Learning how to enjoy the simple things Connect with Christina Kyparissa https://instagram.com/kyparissakiyoga Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
27:46
April 01, 2022
#39 - The World of Soma and Embodiment - Yoga in Vietnam with Huong Nguyen
#39 - The World of Soma and Embodiment - Yoga in Vietnam with Huong Nguyen
Welcome to Episode #39 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Huong Nguyen onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Vietnam, who is the owner of Om Hanoi: Yoga & Cafe. She teaches yin yoga, therapy yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and hosts yoga and meditation retreats in Vietnam. She also is a certified embodiment facilitator and is pursing further education in somatic movements. My conversation with Huong, a yoga teacher from Vietnam, was delightful as we learned more about yoga in Hanoi and about how a rotator cuff injury changed her relationship to yoga and moved her towards Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and embodiment and somatic movement. I hope that this conversation made you curious about spiritual and emotional healing journey that movement can offer. --> $25 Credit To Take Yoga Classes With Lily Online! Tell me more about Huong Nguyen Huong Nguyen is a yoga teacher from Vietnam, and the studio owner of Om Hanoi: Yoga & Cafe in Hanoi. Huong started to practice yoga 10 years ago, and was first introduced to yoga through Kundalini yoga. After connecting with a yoga studio in Hanoi that was run by some expats, she was drawn in and found something she felt she had been missing in her life. After completing her 200hr yoga teacher training in Hanoi, she took over Om Hanoi yoga studio and began her teaching career. She completed sever advanced courses, abroad and online, and after suffering from an injury to her rotator cuff— she found herself immersed in the world of Qi Gong and Tai Chi. At first, she thought she was seeking just physical healing, but it turned out to be a mental and also spiritual process. Since the lockdown, she was drawn to the somatic and embodiment world, which has allowed Huong to deepen her relationship with herself and her own healing journey. After completing her embodiment facilitation and coaching certificates last year, she plans to continue to pursue further education on somatic movements. What to expect in the Yoga In Vietnam episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Huong and I shared a beautiful conversation, and I really enjoyed her explanation about what Qi Gong really is as well as how she defined what soma and embodiment means as well. She brought her calm and peaceful energy with her throughout the entirety of our conversation and I hope you find a sense of joy when you listen to her stare her story. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Vietnam episode? How one's relationship to yoga can change over time The world of soma and embodiment A spiritual and emotional healing journey Mixing and melding Qi Gong and Tai Chi into yoga Seeking out the different styles of movement and different traditions to progress on a healing journey. The message that Huong wants to send out into the world Connect with Huong Nguyen https://www.facebook.com/Om-Hanoi-Yoga-Cafe-605058369636717/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
20:38
March 25, 2022
#38 - Yoga as a Healing Tool - Yoga in Sierra Leone with Osman Teezo Kargbo
#38 - Yoga as a Healing Tool - Yoga in Sierra Leone with Osman Teezo Kargbo
Welcome to Episode #38 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Osman Teezo Kargbo onto the show, a yoga teacher from Sierra Leone who was trained by the Africa Yoga Project. My conversation with Osman Teezo Kargbo, a yoga teacher from Sierra Leone, was so humbling as we looked at Osman’s history and story about how yoga came into his life, and gave him the ability to heal from a lifetime of hardships, trauma, and war. I hope that this conversation made you re-think about what yoga can do for not just an individual person, but for an entire community. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about war and peace, and how yoga can be a light in a community, then this is the conversation for you. --> Join The Women's History Month Challenge on Moxie Tell me more about Osman Teezo Kargbo Osman Teezo Kargbo is a yoga teacher from Sierra Leone, in West Africa. He started his yoga training with Africa Yoga Project in 2018. Since then, he has given yoga outreach to different communities in Sierra Leone. He also hosts yoga workshops with nurses at the biggest nursing School in Sierra Leone, and he aims to become a yoga therapist. He teaches Baptist Vinyasa yoga, yoga for children, meditation, and pranayama. What to expect in the Yoga In Sierra Leone episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Osman grew up in the midst of wars, and family and societal hardships. He met a yoga teacher with the Africa Yoga Project, Edward Kekura Kamara, who then introduced him to the practice of yoga and then eventually got him involved in the Africa Yoga Project teacher training program. Osman found great healing in through yoga, and is proud to have impacted his community through offering free outreach yoga classes. Osman has also taught yoga at hospitals, and hopes to continue offering healing yoga classes to those who are hospitalized in the future. --> $25 credit to join me for live-streamed yoga classes For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Sierra Leone episode? Re-think about what yoga can do for not just an individual person, but for an entire community. How a supportive yoga community can be as one family Yoga teaches self-love and self-acceptance, just as it helps heal trauma and to garner acceptance Yoga helped him cross into other tribes, and different ethnic groups, who speak different dialects. He never had interacted with other groups and tribes before teaching yoga. He now reaches out to these communities, teaches yoga to them, and shares yoga with them. He said it’s difficult to communicate, but now they There are many open doors and many locked doors, you never know when a door will open Connect with Osman Teezo Kargbo https://youtube.com/channel/UCbFnevMDdFcKtIzUdxu8EcQ https://www.facebook.com/This-Is-Yoga-Sierra-Leone-West-Africa-102168361279713 Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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March 18, 2022
#37 - Yoga is Grace, A Way To Converse With The Divine - Yoga in Brazil with Nubia Teixeira
#37 - Yoga is Grace, A Way To Converse With The Divine - Yoga in Brazil with Nubia Teixeira
Welcome to Episode #37 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Nubia Teixeira onto the show. My conversation with Nubia Teixeira, a yoga teacher from Brazil, was soul stirring and soul shifting as we took a deep dive into the spiritual sphere of yoga as a way to converse and commune with the divine. I hope that this conversation made something stir inside your being and body. We talked about the essence of yoga being grace and the most vital elements of yoga being listening, feeling, and seeing. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about the journey at the heart of yoga then this is the conversation for you. --> PRACTICE YOGA WITH ME ONLINE - $25 Credit For Newcomers! Tell me more about Nubia Teixeira Nubia Teixeira, a Brazilian-born yogini, has devoted herself to teaching many different aspects of yoga and dance for the past 30 years.Perceiving yoga as a healing art, Nubia's refinement and unique style overflows with sacred meaning and heartfelt inspiration. Nubia leads workshops, teacher trainings and retreats locally and around the world. What to expect in the Yoga In Brazil episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Nubia was “picked up” by yoga when she was 16. The ability to express her feelings and moods was always of great importance to her. Practicing yoga helped her to realize that art and spiritual practices are completely intertwined. Nubia grew up Catholic, and grew up knowing about the divine presence and found yoga to be a great shelter. As Nubia describes it, “Yoga is a way to converse and commune with the divine.” As a Bhakta, a devotee of the Divine Mother, Nubia feels grace move through her and her life live a river. She shares with us the bounty she has received in this life, and about the three most vital practices of yoga— listening, feeling, and seeing. She also shared a powerful incarnation with us which she teaches her students— ““May I see what I need to see in order to do what I need to do. May I hear what I need to hear in order to say what I need to say. May I feel what I need to feel, in order to heal what I need to heal.” For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Brazil episode? Yoga is grace Yoga is a way to converse and commune with the divine Yoga is a space for hearing, invoking, and listening to your intuition The most important practices of yoga are listening, feeling, and seeing Incantation to the Divine Mother “I could not live my life without yoga. Period.” Yoga is a homeopathic medicine The commercialization of yoga in Brazil - to minimize the yoga experience is a loss Working is a great tool to not be drawn into the fabric of the ego Connect with Nubia Teixeira https://www.nubiayoga.com NUBIA’S PATREON https://www.instagram.com/nubiateixeira_bhaktinova/ BOOK: Yoga and the Art of Mudra (2019) CD: Pranayama: May our Breath Be Our Prayer (2005) Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
28:20
March 11, 2022
#36 - Yoga is a Playground - Yoga in Slovenia with Nataša Rhind-Tutt
#36 - Yoga is a Playground - Yoga in Slovenia with Nataša Rhind-Tutt
Welcome to Episode #36 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Nataša Rhind-Tutt onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Slovenia who owns a Nataraja Yoga Studio in Ljubljana and is the founder of the summer yoga festival in Ljubljana. My conversation with Nataša Rhind-Tutt, a yoga teacher from Slovenia, was so fascinating as we took discussed different types of yoga— from Forrest Yoga to Rocket Yoga and how passion, focus, and discipline are the main ingredients in a yoga practice. Her desire and decision to follow her dharma and to protect her freedom is truly inspiring. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about honoring your inner voice and setting aside self-doubt to live in alignment with your dharma then this is the conversation for you. JOIN THE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH MOXIE CHALLENGE FOR $25 - 100% GOES TO GIRLS ON THE RUN! Tell me more about Nataša Rhind-Tutt Nataša Rhind-Tutt is the founder and owner of the Nataraja Yoga Studio in Ljubljana. She has been teaching yoga since 2007 and before that was a professional dancer at the Kazina Dance School and the Slovenian Dance Project. Movement has been a part of her life from the beginning and, after the end of her dance career, yoga, with its highly-evolved philosophy and its holistic approach to life and teachings, seemed the next logical step on her life path. Nataša’s classes are mostly in the dynamic style, combining elements from different yoga disciplines, Pilates, and dance, with fundamental techniques in massage, self-massage, and work in pairs. Deep breathing techniques, mastering of asanas, concentration and meditation often change the lives of those who attend her classes and give them greater insight into themselves, their bodies, and their desires. GET A $15-OFF COUPON TO PRACTICE YOGA WITH ME ONLINE! For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Slovenia episode? Coming to yoga feeling like an outcast What is Rocket yoga and Forrest yoga? Yoga is a playground Everything we do with passion and focus is what yoga is teaching us Setting aside self-doubt and living in alignment with your dharma Founding a yoga festival in the middle of the pandemic Connect with Nataša Rhind-Tutt https://www.natarajastudio.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nataraja_studio/ https://www.facebook.com/NatarajaJogaStudio/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe GET A $15-OFF COUPON TO PRACTICE YOGA WITH ME ONLINE!
31:20
March 04, 2022
#35 - Transforming Anxiety Through Yoga - Yoga in Ghana with Rama Saeed
#35 - Transforming Anxiety Through Yoga - Yoga in Ghana with Rama Saeed
Welcome to Episode #35 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Rama Saeed onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Ghana. Rama Saeed first encountered yoga through a workout app that had a small offering of yoga, and she avoided “clicking that yoga button for as long as possible.” Then she realized it wasn’t anything like she expected. Another thing she came to realize— she couldn’t touch her toes. She want around to her family members, asking if they can touch their toes and she was the only one who couldn’t! So, at first, she didn’t enjoy yoga at all but she kept on coming back again and again to yoga. She was working in horse riding, training, and trick riding and very fortunately, when she wanted to become a yoga teacher, her family was supportive. Rama received a scholarship to travel to Kenya— where she had never been before and knew no one at all— to study yoga with the Africa Yoga Project. --> $15 Coupon For Yoga Classes With Me: https://get.moxie.xyz/wildyogatribe So tell me more about Rama Saeed Rama Saeed is a yoga teacher from Ghana who started practicing yoga at the age of 18. In 2019, she received a scholarship with the Africa Yoga Project to travel to Kenya and to complete a 200hr yoga teacher training program. Shortly after returning home to Ghana, Rama began teaching outreach classes and teaching at Bliss Yoga in Accra. She has also completed a 200hr PYT certification from Yogazama, and she teaches power vinyasa, restorative flow, and psychotherapeutic yoga. What to expect in the Yoga In Ghana episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast My conversation with Rama Saeed, a yoga teacher from Ghana, was so meaningful as she shared her journey of how yoga has allowed her to open up the “curtains” to the world, and to knock on different doors of her own being and body. I hope that this conversation made you feel empowered to start a yoga practice, or to reflect on how yoga has changed and transformed your own life. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about being brave and breaking the mould then this is the conversation for you. Thank you for listening to the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast— be well. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Ghana episode? Coming to yoga through a work-out app, and starting from a place of not being able to touch her toes Journeying to Kenya for her TTC with the Africa Yoga Project and finding her second family there Opening up the “curtains” into the world of confidence, and knocking on the door of different poses and different aspects of being and body Yoga is empowering in every sense of the word Transforming anxiety and finding your super power! Yoga is more popular in Ghana now because of COVID and people’s desire to do something good for their bodies at home Meditation can be scary— gently easing people into awareness of what yoga is and what being with your breath can look like Connect with Rama Saeed https://instagram.com/esipoweryoga r0riy96@gmail.com Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
28:39
February 25, 2022
#34 - Yoga as a Magnificent Ritual - Yoga in Venezuela with Carlos Romero
#34 - Yoga as a Magnificent Ritual - Yoga in Venezuela with Carlos Romero
Welcome to Episode #34 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Carlos Romero onto the show. He is a yoga teacher from Venezuela and the founder of Livin’ Inspired. He has been immersed in the journey of self-exploration over the last 20 years, and is the founder of Livin’ Inspired. Carlos is the kind of a yoga teacher who artfully curates every moment of the mind-body-spirit journey, leaving just enough space for silence. He has taught yoga all over the world, and has been based in Bali for the last 12 years. He’s been teaching at Yoga Barn for many years. My conversation with Carlos Romero, a yoga teacher from Venezuela was so illuminative as we took a deep dive into the synchronicity and transformation that has occurred on Carlos’ path of yoga. Carlos defined yoga as intimacy— as moving closer to ourselves and experiencing union and connection with own lungs, our own hearts, our own selves. I hope that this conversation made you want to turn a little closer towards yourself. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about magnificent rituals and raising consciousness through collective movement then this is the conversation for you. What to expect in the Yoga In Venezuela episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast At 16 years old, Carlos Romero took Indra Devi's book on yoga and did self-practice and self-study in the mountains in Caracas. At university he studied pharmaceutical science, though he felt an intense duality— that his heart was calling for a path of yoga, but given his age, his parents were strongly pushing him towards a university education in Venezuela. Then he started doing donation yoga classes with his fellow classmates at University. After he graduated and began working in a pharmacy, he was still teaching yoga classes after work and he felt a bit like “superman,” with taking off his lab coat and donning his yoga pants and flip-flops. He soon realized his real path was the path of yoga, that was what he was meant to do and how he was meant to serve. When an opportunity came up to move to Costa Rica and teach yoga, and then later in Bali— where he has been living for Bali for the last 12 years teaching yoga and building his yoga company, Livin’ Inspired. Carlos is a well of knowledge about the many branches of holistic healing. His desire to help raising consciousness through collective movement, and to help people create a vibrant and authentic lifestyle is at the center of all his actions and endeavors. Curious? Tune into the Yoga in Venezuela episode to learn more and bask in Carlos’ wisdom. For the skimmers - What’s in the yoga in Venezuela episode? Yoga is Intimacy— cultivating a relationship with yourself The importance of developing and honoring rituals Rituals help us come back to our true nature, and help us make decisions by tapping into our inner guidance Raising consciousness through collective movement How to create a vibrant and authentic lifestyle All about Venezuela and yoga in Venezuela Connect with Carlos Romero https://livininspired.com https://youtube.com/channel/UCF-92Z-PBRvtQjEyXBsUnCg https://www.instagram.com/livininspired/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe Coupon to practice yoga with me for free! https://get.moxie.xyz/wildyogatribe
31:57
February 18, 2022
 #33 - Yoga is the Best Medicine - Yoga in Cambodia with Soveth Vath
#33 - Yoga is the Best Medicine - Yoga in Cambodia with Soveth Vath
Welcome to Episode #33 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Soveth Path onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Cambodia, and owns a crystal and stones studio in Phnom Penh which you hopes to expand into a yoga studio one day. Soveth worked for four years at a non-profit, teaching yoga to children in rural Cambodia. She worked with young children, and with pre-teens and said she enjoyed the younger children as they had an enormous sense of playfulness and there was always a lot of laughter. My conversation with Soveth Vath, a yoga teacher from Cambodia, was so sweet and special. Soveth told us stories about teaching yoga to children in rural Cambodia, about their laughter and their excitement to learn something new. I hope that this conversation made you smile. We talked about the Cambodian people and how yoga can be a source of stillness, patience, and compassion. If you're looking to tune into a podcast episode, that's all about yoga in Cambodia, whether it's popular or not, and learn more from a Cambodian yoga teacher, then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Soveth Vath Soveth Vath is a yoga teacher from Cambodia, and she teaches yoga in the capital city of Phnom Penh. She taught yoga at the Azahar Cambodia Center for four years, and she now works as a freelance yoga teacher. She teaches Vinyasa flow yoga and has spent many hours teaching yoga to children in rural Cambodia. What to expect in the Yoga In Cambodia episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Soveth was very brave in agreeing to be a guest on the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast. She was nervous about her ability to communicate in English, and throughout the podcast, she conveyed a sweet energy and an enthusiasm for the importance of bringing yoga to rural communities. Yoga isn’t available to everyone, everywhere. While yoga is becoming increasingly popular around the world, it is still not available to people in all communities and at all income levels. I feel grateful to Soveth and the work she has spent helping others relieve stress, pain, and to learn about the path of yoga. If you’re curious about yoga in Cambodia, please tune into this short, sweet, and special episode on the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast. For the skimmers - What’s in yoga in Cambodia episode? Nonprofit yoga initiatives What it’s like to teach yoga to children in rural areas Cambodia How yoga teaches patience and compassion Why yoga is not yet popular in Cambodia Yoga is the best medicine Favorite Quote From Soveth Path “There is a theory: yoga is yoke or a union. But, for me, when someone asks me that question, I say yoga is a way of my life. It's like a life full of happiness, a life full of connection between my mind, but the spirit. And yoga also is the best medicine for me.” Connect with Soveth Vath https://www.facebook.com/su.vei.7 Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe FREE YOGA -> $25 is yours to practice yoga with me online! Click here: https://get.moxie.xyz/wildyogatribe
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February 11, 2022
#32 - Adaptive Yoga & A Journey To Body Peace - Yoga in New Zealand with Jennie Jackson
#32 - Adaptive Yoga & A Journey To Body Peace - Yoga in New Zealand with Jennie Jackson
Welcome to Episode #32 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Jennie Jackson onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from New Zealand, born, raised, and teaching yoga in Auckland! She owns her own yoga studio, and teaches online and in person. Jen is a passionate advocate for accessible yoga, and making the powerful practice of yoga accessible to all people. Jen herself was gifted a new lease on life after living with a degenerative disability and through a challenging journey of immobility and pain, was lucky to end up with a prothesis device that helps her walk and yoga pain free – which is truly amazing!  She has been a yoga teacher since 2016, but a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1998. She specializes in restorative and accessible yoga for ALL. Jen offers group and private yoga classes, yoga courses, and yoga retreats in New Zealand. However, if you're not in New Zealand, you can join her for online yoga classes on her online platform The Adaptive Yogi. Tell me more about Jennie Jackson Jennie Jackson's ‘Yoga for ALL’ philosophy attracts those that previously tough they ‘couldn’t’ take part, advocating diversity and inclusion, no matter what ability, size, age or state you are in, you are welcomed and catered for! Jen has her own home yoga studio and an online studio with an impressive yoga class library! Also, she teaches chair yoga at a Senior Citizens Hall and a very special wheelchair adaptive yoga class at a university with fourth year students to assist. What to expect in the Yoga In New Zealand episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast My conversation with Jen Jackson was so invigorating as we took talked about accessible yoga, and how to make more inclusive for all bodies. I hope that this conversation made you realize that yoga is for every body, and it’s not actually just about the body. We talked about helping others on their journey towards body peace and about celebrating the joy of movement! If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about cultivating a purpose and intention of being on a journey towards body peace, and being inclusive and compassionate every step of the way, then this is the conversation for you. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in New Zealand episode? A "new lease" on life after a degenerative disability almost ended in an elective surgery and how yoga came into the picture! What is accessible yoga? An invitation on a journey towards body peace! The power of prana— sensing and feeling it even if you’re in a wheelchair, or have lost a limb A warning to yoga teachers to be careful of upholding stereotypes without awareness Yoga teachers upholding stereotype without even the awareness Resources Mentioned: https://accessibleyoga.org/ https://diannebondyyoga.com/ https://www.mindbodysolutions.org/ Connect with Jennie Jackson www.theadaptiveyogi.co.nz https://www.instagram.com/@theadaptiveyogi https://www.facebook.com/theadaptiveyogi Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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February 04, 2022
#31 - Yoga is a Mirror - Yoga in Italy with Michela Maltoni
#31 - Yoga is a Mirror - Yoga in Italy with Michela Maltoni
Welcome to Episode #31 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Michela Maltoni onto the show, a yoga teacher from Italy. She's also the founder of the online yoga school Let it Yoga. My conversation with Michela Maltoni was so delightful as we spoke about how different types of yoga align with people’s different rhythms, and how yoga is a mirror, a reflection of our daily life. We also talked about how yoga can heal a destroyed body, and how flexibility of mind a necessary element for yoga teachers everywhere— especially in these unique times! If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about the yoga practice on and off the mat, then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Michela Maltoni Michela Maltoni started her career as a professional dancer, and then worked in Italian TV and with theater companies around the country, including international shows in America and on cruise ships like Royal Caribbean. During her career as a dancer, she trained as a Personal Trainer and a Pilates instructor, and then, yoga finally arrived. After years of practicing, Michela became a yoga teacher, and in January 2020 she founded my online yoga school called: Let it Yoga, a digital platform with over 350 lessons, in which she regularly holds lessons live and on demand. She is certified in Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal yoga and lives in Rome, Italy. What to expect in the Yoga In Italy episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast With a life spent as a dancer, Michela Maltoni she suffered from sciatica for years and was in a lot of pain. She tried everything, and when she finally tried yoga she didn’t like it. She found it too slow and boring. When her body was destroyed and had nothing else to turn to, she found vinyasa yoga— a dynamic style that she hadn’t tried before, and she fell in love. Vinyasa yoga was her therapy. It helped her body to heal. As Michela says, “Yoga was a necessity.” Michela believes that yoga is a mirror, a reflection of our daily life. And she strives to meet her students exactly where they are and to develop a relationship with them so that she can guide them through everything that comes up on and off the mat. At the end of our conversation, we talked about yoga in Italy and how beautiful Roma is! For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Italy episode? How yoga can save a destroyed body Yoga is a mirror, a reflection of our daily life How to trust technology and embrace yoga online Tips for yoga teachers to connect with their students online The power of the written word and how it enhances the experience of yoga Connect with Michela Maltoni https://www.michelamaltoni.com/ https://www.letityoga.it https://www.instagram.com/michela.maltoni/ https://www.instagram.com/letityoga_official/?hl=it https://www.youtube.com/c/MichelaMaltoni https://www.facebook.com/michelamaltoniyoga info@michelamaltoni.com Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe JOIN ME FOR LIVE-STREAMED YOGA CLASSES! $15 is yours! 
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January 28, 2022
#30 - How Yoga Changed My Life and My Family’s Life  - Yoga in Kenya with Samuel Muthama
#30 - How Yoga Changed My Life and My Family’s Life - Yoga in Kenya with Samuel Muthama
Welcome to Episode #30 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Samuel Muthama onto the show. He is a yoga teacher from Kenya, who is involved in the Africa Yoga Project. My conversation with Samuel Muthama, a yoga teacher from Nairobi, Kenya, was so moving as Samuel took us on a journey, walking us through his journey, of how he transformed a life of crime and toil into a life centered on yoga, with the kind generosity and assistance of the Africa Yoga Project I hope that this conversation made your realize the gift that yoga can really be. I hope you consider joining Samuel for a class on Zoom soon. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is profoundly honest, raw, and real about how yoga can change your life— then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Samuel Muthama From Nairobi, Kenya, Samuel Muthama was introduced to yoga in 2017 when he completed his 200 hours yoga teacher training and attained a certificate at Africa Yoga Project. With a background in boxing and fitness, Samuel first approached yoga thinking that it would be easy and relaxing. After his first class, he had a very different experience—it was strenuous and physically demanding. Yet, he loved the sense of peace and harmony he found in yoga—unity between the body, mind, and breath. Samuel Muthama teaches yoga both in person and online. To join him, please send an Instagram, Whatsapp, or Facebook message his way. What to expect in the Yoga In Kenya episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast It’s hard to explain or to express exactly what you’ll hear in the yoga in Kenya episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast with Samuel Muthama. Coming from the slums outside of Nairobi, Samuel lived a life of toil, living hand-to-mouth, to try to put food on the table for his family. He carried jugs of water to people in his community, to try to earn a little money. He was doing drugs, and was being pressured into turning to crime. However, all that changed, when he delivered water to the home of a yoga teacher. Samuel's story shines the brightest light on the power of yoga, to change not just his own life but the life of his entire family. He shares it with raw vulnerability, and with a profound gratitude that emanates from his words, and from his voice. I sincerely hope you consider tuning into this moving episode of the podcast, and joining Samuel for a yoga class on Zoom to support him and his family. I already have joined a class of his, and I can attest that he is a wonderful teacher. For the skimmers - What’s in the Kenya episode? Pure serendipity— first hearing of yoga when delivering water to a local yoga teacher Yoga has the power to change lives Transforming a life of drugs and crime, to a life of yoga and wellness The Nonprofit Africa Yoga Project and how they serve their community What is YOD yoga? Your Own Determination Yoga Connect with Samuel Muthama https://www.instagram.com/yogawithmuthama/ Join Samuel’s Yoga Class on Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday: $10 per class WhatsApp: +254 701000152 Facebook Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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January 21, 2022
#29 - Yoga is not a Holy Grail - Yoga in Estonia with Liina Tael
#29 - Yoga is not a Holy Grail - Yoga in Estonia with Liina Tael
Welcome to Episode #29 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Liina Tael onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Estonia. My conversation with Liina Tael, a yoga teacher from Estonia, was so beautiful as we delved into Liina’s journey with yoga— from a mindset of “no pain, no gain,” and “work hard, play hard” to a place of tenderness and self-inquiry, and the essence of yin yoga. I hope our conversation made you curious about becoming curious yourself— about your own individual experience with yoga in your body, energy, and emotions. I also loved how Liina offered up gentle warnings about looking towards yoga like a holy grail, or as a sort of spiritual bypass. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that really focuses on where the rubber meets the road, then this is the conversation for you. $25-Off Live-Streamed Yoga Classes! Tell me more about Liina Tael Liina Tael is has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching yoga since 2007. She Received her first yoga teacher training in Australia, and started her journey with Yin yoga in Vancouver with Sarah Powers, and with Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier. She went on to complete a Restorative Yoga teacher training with Judith Lasater. Currently, Liina teaches yoga in Berlin where she focuses on inquiry and awareness based yoga, which can take both softer and stronger forms, always circling back to building greater autonomy and agency, self-awareness through tender and compassionate self-inquiry. What to expect in the Yoga In Estonia episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Liina Tael is a yoga teacher from Estonia, who spent years in Australia learning yoga and teaching yoga, she now lives in Berlin and has plans to build a home in Italy in the near future. As a global citizen, Liina feels enormous grief over the way humans are treating the world, and relating to the world. In fact, she feels “Grief for how we are treating the world, and our wider community.” She invites us to imagine imagine what the world will be like when we start to live from that place where we feel that connection— the connection that is engendered by yoga. She has such a beautiful perspective on the individual and the collective, and how to align with our truest essence. For the skimmers - What’s in the Estonia episode? Where the rubber meets the road - How yoga practice shows up and shapes how we act out in the world. The essence of Yin: that which is hidden, below the surface, the feminine, the darkness, the reflection, and the allowing. A warning of yoga becoming such a “spiritual bypass,” as we see magnified in the current times. Careful about thinking about yoga as a holy grail What is practicing on your yoga mat with you? We live in a yin deficient world Connect with Liina Tael www.liinayoga.com instagram.com/liinatael Yin Yoga TTC: https://www.liinayoga.com/yinyogatt.html Online offers (Livestream & On-demand): https://www.liinayoga.com/yogaonline.html Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ $25-Off Live-Streamed Yoga Classes!  https://moxie.xyz/invite/signup?i=wildyogatribe https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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January 14, 2022
 #28 - Yoga By Many Names - Yoga in Azerbaijan with Gafar Ganizadeh
#28 - Yoga By Many Names - Yoga in Azerbaijan with Gafar Ganizadeh
Welcome to Episode #28 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Gafar Ganizadeh onto the show. He is a yoga teacher from Azerbaijan. He’s an aerial yoga (fly yoga) instructor, and a past studio owner of a yoga studio in Baku. He teaches classic hatha, power yoga, fly yoga, and something very unique, which he calls complex yoga. My conversation with Gafar was so interesting as we looked at the Azerbaijan culture and how expressing emotion and refreshing the brain benefit his community. I hope that this conversation made you curious about how you could integrate different methodologies and traditions together to make your own kind of complex yoga practice. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about living a life around yoga, using yoga at any time of your day, or of your life, then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Gafar Ganizadeh Gafar Ganizadeh first began to practice yoga in 2009 when he was invited to practice yoga with one of this friends who had just received her yoga teacher certification. After attending her classes, Gafar quickly realized that yoga was the thing that was missing from his life. Gafar’s first yoga training was in 2016 in Hatha, and a year later he obtained his advanced yoga teacher training certificate. In 2017, Hatha became a Fly Yoga teacher as well. Gafar teaches yoga in his hometown of Baku. He teaches classic hatha, power yoga, fly yoga, and his own practice, which he calls complex yoga. --> $25-off coupon for yoga classes with Lily on Moxie! What to expect in the Yoga In Azerbaijan episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Gafar created the concept of complex yoga, this is a type of yoga he describes as melding together of different practices and methodologies including kundalini, ashtanga, and sufism. He used to own his own yoga studio in Baku with his wife called High Fly yoga. He had to close that school down due to the pandemic, though he teaches with his wife and friends at another yoga studio in Baku now. As a yoga teacher, when he’s in class, he can feel what his students need for the day. He calls this his superpower! Gafar also shared with us that he estimates that 90% of all people who come to yoga classes in Azerbaijan do so for health reasons, whether that is sleep issues or spine issues. Yoga is very popular in Azerbaijan with plenty of yoga students and teachers, as people realize how yoga can help people get their health back. Something I thought was particularly curious was how Gafar suggested that yoga was in Azerbaijan before, but went by different names. Azerbaijan is a very spiritual country, and he believes that lots of yoga teachers today create their own techniques and practices by tapping into old Azerbaijani traditions and knowledge. For the skimmers - What’s in the Azerbaijan episode? What is Complex Yoga? The importance of cathartic emotional release Sufi breathing techniques Brain stops & refreshes Traditional Folk music to heal—the Muğam Resources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ateshgah_of_Baku https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanar_Dag https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobustan_National_Park Connect with Gafar Ganizade www.instagram.com/melyamo.yogi Join me for yoga classes on Moxie with $25-off! https://moxie.xyz/invite/signup?i=wildyogatribe
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January 07, 2022
#27 - Delight in Yoga: Anusara Yoga - Yoga in Barbados with Pamela Harris
#27 - Delight in Yoga: Anusara Yoga - Yoga in Barbados with Pamela Harris
Welcome to Episode #27 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Pamela Harris onto the show. She is a yoga teacher and yoga studio owner from Barbados, Sunshine Kula Yoga Studio. My conversation with Pamela Harris, a yoga teacher from Barbados, was so lovely as she shared stories about what yoga was like in the 1960s and 70s in Barbados and how it has evolved over time. Hearing her stories about demonstrating yoga at a Hilton Hotel and how people were worried about getting swept up into a “hippie world,” provided such a unique snapshot into the past. Pamela and I also talked about Yoga Therapy and Anusara yoga and weaving the philosophy of yoga into every class, and taking it through the whole practice. Pamela is devoted to inner peace and personal development and committed to sharing a practice that is inclusive, accessible and for every level of oneself. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is about energetic openings and connecting to the divine within yourself then this is the conversation for you.  What to expect in the Yoga In Barbados episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Pamela started learning yoga around the age 8 as her mother took her along to yoga classes. Yoga in the late 60s in Barbados was a magical place for Pamela, although apparently some ladies in Barbados of the late 60s and early 70s were worried about “going off into some hippie world” if they attended yoga classes. In fact, Pamela performed yoga demonstrations at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados in the 1960s— a story she unraveled for us on the show. Though Pamela didn’t continue yoga through her teenage years, but came back to it around the age 25. She now is a studio owner in the Barbados, who teaches Anusara yoga and yoga therapy. Pamela finds the sacred within all, as she looks at yoga as an experience of journeying inwards. In regards to teaching yoga, Pamela prioritizes guiding others to delight in the experience of yoga and in life. Moreover, I loved how Pamela talked about yoga as honoring individuality and celebrating diversity, all while recognizing our oneness. Pamela and I also discussed the 5 principles of alignment of Anusara Yoga, as well as the scandal that happened with the founder of Anusara yoga, John Friend, and how she reacted and responded to that becoming public knowledge and how Anusara has shifted since then. Curious about yoga in Barbados and all the yoga happening there? Tune into the episode to find out more. For the skimmers - What’s in the Barbados episode? What is Anusara Yoga? Coming to yoga as a child & doing yoga demonstrations  Honoring individuality and celebrating diversity, while recognizing our oneness How to delight in the experience of yoga and of life The 5 principles of alignment of Anusara Yoga Favorite Quote From Pamela Harris “I’ve always looked at yoga as an experience of journeying inwards through those inner levels— the energetic, the emotional, the mind, the heart, to the spirit level.” Connect with Pamela Harris www.sunshinekula.com www.facebook.com/SunshineKulaYoga www.instagram.com/sunshinekula_yoga Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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December 17, 2021
#26 -  Lessons from the Icelandic Horse - Yoga in Iceland with Hodur Bender
#26 - Lessons from the Icelandic Horse - Yoga in Iceland with Hodur Bender
Welcome to Episode #26 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Hörður Bender onto the show, a yoga teacher from Iceland. He is an entrepreneur, a horse whisperer, a garlic farmer, and a yoga teacher. In recent years he has taken people up to the mountains to meditate, and on yoga and horse riding retreats at his farm, Efri-Úlfsstaðir. Hörður believes that our brain is like a young stallion that needs to be tamed, and that the Icelandic horse is the biggest teacher. My conversation with Hörður Bender, a yoga teacher from Iceland, was so grounding as he talked about the powerful connection of horses and how his horses teach him mindfulness. Hordur shared his love of Iceland with us, the wild natural beauty and how the lack of noise helps keep his inner world still. As a garlic farmer, a horse whisperer, and a yoga teacher, Hordur Bender is a man who lives what he teaches. We talked extensively about what Hörður learns from his horses. He revealed how sensitive, alert, and present his horses are, and how they embody true mindfulness. Just by being close to them, sensing their breath and their energy— you feel more grounded and still. Hörður is actually the first farmer ever to grow garlic in Iceland. He wanted to attempt to grow something that is difficult to grow in Icelandic soil as a testament to how magnificent mother is. “Part of the journey is also seeing what can mother earth give and supply us with.” As Hörður says, “Here we are in a rock in the middle of the Atlantic. The Icelandic nature keeps you very alert. You always have to be aware of the forces of nature.” Iceland reminds us every day who is in control— and it’s not the humans! Curious about yoga in Iceland and all the yoga retreats Hörður offers? Tune into the episode to find out more. Tell me more about Hörður Bender Hörður Bender is the owner of a horse and garlic farm, a place where Icelanders and people from all over the world come to celebrate the Icelandic horse. The environment surrounding his farm is filled with natural wonders— including mountains, volcanoes, and the Atlantic Ocean. and he leads yoga and horse retreats in Iceland, with a strong focus on mindfulness and connecting with to the most earth-connected creatures that Iceland has to offer— the Icelandic horse. What’s in the Iceland episode? The power of yoga multiplies when paired with horse riding and with natural beauty Horses embody true mindfulness In Iceland, your awareness of the forces of nature is heightened Mountain top yoga: a place and space for rethinking Retreats with no schedule, with no clocks Who is in control? It’s not the humans! Connect with Hordur https://mriceland.is/ https://www.youtube.com/c/MrIceland https://www.instagram.com/mistericeland/ https://www.facebook.com/MrIceland.is Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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December 10, 2021
#25 - Relationships on the Spiritual Path - Yoga in Israel with Pazit and Kobi
#25 - Relationships on the Spiritual Path - Yoga in Israel with Pazit and Kobi
Welcome to Episode #25 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Pazit Barak and Kobi Tov onto the show. They are yoga teachers from Israel who own a retreat center in Cambodia, called Vagabond Temple. My conversation with Pazit and Kobi was so powerful as we took a deep dive into the spiritual understanding of yoga and the world of modern yoga. I hope that this conversation made you want to take a deeper look into the the role yoga plays in modern life and in your life. We talked about their yoga retreat center in Kep, and about the yoga scene in Israel as well. We also talked about how we, as people, have different forces that take us in different directions and how bringing the different aspects of ourselves in alignment allows us to really connect ourselves with who we truly are. I also loved how we talked about sharing the spiritual path with your partner and how this effects and strengthens your relationships. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about the spiritual aspects and the elements of yoga then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Pazit Barak and Kobi Tov … Pazit and Kobi Tov are yoga teachers from Israel are co-founders and owners of Vagabond Temple Yoga, Meditation, and Healing School in Kep, Cambodia. They opened the doors to Vagabond Temple 8 years ago on the southern coast of Cambodia in Kep, with the intention to create a space and place where people could connect with the divinity inside of themselves. In case you were wondering, yes, they are a married couple and they both teach Iyengar yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Healing. They have both studied extensively from renowned teachers like the Taoist Master Mantak Chia, Prashnat Iyengar, and more. For the skimmers - What’s in the Israel episode? The most vital elements that a person needs to see, experience, or feel to connect with the divinity within themselves Bringing the different aspects of ourselves in alignment to work together as one to allow us to really connect ourselves with who we are The role of modern yoga in the world today Yoga as a big tool or reconnecting ourselves to the every day life The importance of authenticity in yoga classes Strengthened relationship with your partner, as you both walk the spiritual path What yoga is like in Israel Thank you so much for taking a look at— and hopefully tuning in to— the Yoga in Israel episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast with Pazit Barak and Kobi Tov. Connect with Pazit and Kobi vagabondtemple.com https://www.instagram.com/vagabondtemple/ https://www.facebook.com/VagabondTemple/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHFXBlWOJE_VF5ZWFEp6orw Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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December 03, 2021
#24 - Advice for the next generation of yoga teachers - Yoga in Hungary with Orsi Kinka
#24 - Advice for the next generation of yoga teachers - Yoga in Hungary with Orsi Kinka
Welcome to Episode #24 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Orsi Kinka onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Hungary. She started teaching yoga in 2014 and has taught yoga in Hungary, Czech Republic, India, and Thailand. She offers online yoga classes and coaching. She teaches many different types of yoga, yet where she feel the most connected is in teaching relaxing and restorative yoga, combining pranayama with meditation for stress reduction. Tell me more about Orsi Kinka Orsi Kinka was a competitive rower and worked as a finance manager. When she was first introduced to yoga in 2010, she quickly fell in love with it and took her 200hr yoga teacher training course in 2013 in Budapest. She started yoga teaching in 2014 in Budapest before moving to India to assist in yoga teacher trainings at Tattva Yoga under Kamal in Rishikesh, India. Orsi worked there for a year, before moving to Phuket, Thailand to teach yoga, meditation, and pranayama for three years at Amatara Hotel and Jungle Healing Center. She has now returned to Budapest and teaches yoga in Hungary at local studios and online. What to expect in the Yoga In Hungary episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast My conversation with Orsi Kinka, a yoga teacher from Hungary, was so fruitful as she offered up advice to the next generation of yoga teachers. Of course, Orsi shared her story, as well as how yoga transformed her into a more confident, vibrant person. I loved Orsi’s definition of yoga— yoga is being aware of your own life. Yoga is a never ending story. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode that is all about how yoga can change you for the better then this is the conversation for you. We talks talked about the difficulties she’s currently facing given the current state of the world, with the pandemic and now as we are progressing towards the shadow of the pandemic. The difficulty, of course, being how rare face-to-face teaching is nowadays. She thinks maybe one in five instructions are actually being absorbed by the student per asana, per posture. Yet, she is teaching yoga online, as well as in person yoga classes in Hungary. Orsi gives advice to yoga teachers who are teaching on-line, as well as her top three pieces of advice she’d like to offer up to the next generation of yoga teachers. I won’t spoil them here— you’ll have to listen to the podcast yourself or read the podcast transcription below on my website! For the skimmers - What’s in the Hungary episode? Advice for the next generation of yoga teachers How yoga transformed her personality Yoga is a never ending story Teaching yoga abroad for extended periods of time The yoga scene in Hungary Connect with Orsi Kinka www.enjoythebreath.com https://www.instagram.com/enjoy.the.breath/ https://www.facebook.com/enjoythebreath https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPDC5xRAwosEzYlZ3tZ_Rg Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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November 26, 2021
#23 - Yoga and Pelvic Health - Yoga in Canada with Shannon Crow
#23 - Yoga and Pelvic Health - Yoga in Canada with Shannon Crow
Welcome to Episode #23 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Shannon Crow onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Canada. My conversation with Shannon Crow was so informative as we took a deep dive into the world of pelvic health—understanding how it works, what tension we carry there, and about the root chakra. We talked about yoga in Canada being vast, but now the yoga scene in Canada is now looking to recenter and to really understand the roots of yoga with more education and ethical awareness. We also talked about the niche work and why it's important for yoga teachers to find their specialities, and also what that looked like for Shannon.If you’re looking to tune into a podcast episode all about pelvic health—the science and magic of the human body, then this is the conversation for you. Shannon Crow is such a phenomenal resource. As a yoga teacher, yoga podcaster, and yoga entrepreneur, I feel like I could have talked to Shannon crow for hours and hours. The focus of our episode was on Shannon’s two professional pillars— pelvic health and niche work for yoga teachers. Curious about yoga in Canada? Readers, read on! Tell me more about Shannon Crow… Shannon Crow is the host of The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast and a consultant for yoga teachers. She shares what she has learned (and continues to learn) as a yoga entrepreneur. She became a yoga teacher in 2006 and continues to teach weekly group and private classes in Owen Sound, Ontario, with a specialty in Yoga for Pelvic Health. And she is also the co-founder of the MamaNurture Prenatal Yoga School and she developed the Yoga for Pelvic Health Teacher Training. For the skimmers - What’s in the Canada episode? Stress Response in the Pelvic Floor The five functions of the pelvic floor Stability, Support, Sexual Function, Sump Pump, Guarding or Protection Balance Between Relaxation and Tension Why niche work is so important for yoga teachers Collaborating with professional peers around you, direct people to others teachers Letting go so that you can be of greater service to your community and clients Unlearning what you think yoga is Guides & Resources https://pelvichealthprofessionals.com/pelvic-floor-anatomy-function/ Connect with Shannon Crow https://www.theconnectedyogateacher.com/ https://pelvichealthprofessionals.com/ https://www.facebook.com/watch/connectedyogateacher/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/connectedyogateacher Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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November 19, 2021
#22 - The Discipline and Devotion of Ashtanga Yoga - Yoga in Switzerland with Amina Luc
#22 - The Discipline and Devotion of Ashtanga Yoga - Yoga in Switzerland with Amina Luc
Welcome to Episode #22 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Amina onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Switzerland, who teaches yoga in Switzerland and abroad! She hosts yoga retreats and classes in Italy, Morocco, Spain, and more. She’s a dedicated Ashtanga Vinyasa practitioner, who has spent extensive amount of times studying in Mysore, India. My conversation with Amina Luc was so much fun, she is so filled with light and laughter and it comes through every minute of our time together. I hope that this conversation gave you a deeper look into yoga in India compared to yoga in the West, specifically in Europe. We talked about the discipline and devotion of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, and about inner transformation, and teachers being everywhere. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast that is illuminates the path of yoga as a lifestyle with devotion and the heart of it all, then this is the conversation for you. Yoga in Switzerland— away we om! Tell me more about Amina Luc… At a young age, Amina Luc began classical dance training at the Friborg Conservatory. Several years later, she discovered Hatha Yoga, and eventually found herself in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga – the style to which she now devotes herself. She has completed over 600 hours of training, Amina travels to India regularly, returning to Mysore each year to practice under her masters Vijay and Vinay Kumar. Amina is also a Reiki Master and a full-time yoga teacher in Switzerland. What to expect in the Yoga In Switzerland episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Amina Luc feels like an old friend. She has a bright and beautiful soul, and so much devotion to the path of yoga. She’s taken multiple trips to India to study under her teachers in Mysore, and actually spent 15 months in India during the pandemic! She firmly believes that yoga is a way of living, it’s not just some philosophy to talk about and ponder on. She has a solid, dedicated daily sadhana practice and also tunes in to the needs of her body and being, and adjusts her practice accordingly. In our conversation in the Yoga in Switzerland podcast episode, Amina and I talk about what about Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga resonates so profoundly with Amina, what her daily sadhana looks like, the most inspirational moment she’s experienced as a teacher, and her personal definition of yoga as well! We even talk about how yoga and surfing is similar— both are passions of Aminas. Tune in to hear all about Amina’s beautiful journey. For the skimmers - What’s in the Switzerland episode? The Discipline and Devotion of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga Inner Transformation & The Flow of Energy Getting stuck in India for 15 months during COVID19 The history of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga How Surfing and Yoga are Alike Thank you so much for tuning in the Yoga in Switzerland episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast with Amina. Our conversation was stirring, significant, and downright beautiful. Connect with Amina Luc https://www.instagram.com/amina.yoga/ https://www.aminayoga.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ashtangayogavalais Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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November 12, 2021
#21 - Transformational Yoga - Yoga in England with Jeni Louise
#21 - Transformational Yoga - Yoga in England with Jeni Louise
Welcome to Episode #21 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Jeni Louise onto the show. She is yoga teacher from England and is the co-founder of the wellness company Innerhealer 4D. Jeni has yoga all over the world and she expressed heartfelt gratitude for the acceptance and accessibility of yoga in England. Years ago, her friends used to tease her for “being a hippie,” as she rolled out her yoga mat. Now she celebrates how popular yoga has become and the fact that she knows doctors who are actually writing prescriptions for yoga! Jeni and I had a beautiful conversation about teaching yoga at charities in England, her dissertation on the embezzlement of yoga, and about transformational yoga. What’s transformational yoga? Tune in to the podcast to find out more! Yoga in England here we go! Tell me more about Jeni Louise… Jeni Louise first began her path of yoga at age 16 and began teaching yoga at her university, where she used yoga, meditation, and breath in her theatre projects to experiment with their effect and efficacy on the process and product of the shows themselves. After graduation, Jeni moved from England to Singapore, where she taught yoga whilst co-founding a performing arts school evolve-arts.com. She then traveled across Asia doing courses in Nepal with Dr. Chintamani and in India under Swami Vidyanand, the founder of Transformational Yoga. Jeni is an author and the co-founder of Inner Healer 4D and leads retreats, workshops, and teacher-trainings, online and in person. What to expect in the Yoga In England episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Curious about the Yoga in England episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast with Jeni Louise? Our conversation was both compelling and meaningful. Jeni and I delved deeper into transformational yoga and her own yoga teaching methodologies and philosophies. The pillars of which, for her, are self-inquiry and self-love. We shared laughter about yoga in England as it used to be just for hippies— not anymore! For the skimmers - What’s in the England episode? What is transformational yoga? Dissertation, study, and findings on the embezzlement of yoga Observation is the biggest tool Two pillars self-inquiry and self-love The acceptance and accessibility of yoga in England Connect with Jeni Louise Teacher Training Courses Link to the LIVE, Online, Dual Cert YTTC: https://www.littleyogiuniverse.com/200-hour-yoga-ttc Books: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J-L-Ayodele/e/B07KZWCZPG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share For Discounts and Bulk Requests: jenilouisebooks@gmail.com Website: www.innerhealer4D.com Inquiries: innerhealer4D@gmail.com Website: littleyogiuniverse.com Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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November 05, 2021
#20 - The Science and Sanctuary of Sound - Yoga in Saudi Arabia with Alaa Abanomi
#20 - The Science and Sanctuary of Sound - Yoga in Saudi Arabia with Alaa Abanomi
Welcome to Episode #20 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Alaa Abanomi onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Saudi Arabia, who is also a meditation master and sound therapist. She is also the founder of the first official yoga studio in Saudi Arabia! She continues to work with the Saudi Arabia government to curate, plan, and put on events in the health and wellness space. My conversation with Alaa Abanomi was so informative and truly beautiful. I hope that this conversation made you curious about sound therapy and using sound to elicit transformation, especially altering brain waves! We talked about yoga in Saudi Arabia being supported and encouraged by the government— how amazing is that? We also talked about sound sanctuaries, sound diets, silence being the language of the soul, and how yoga and sound therapy are connected. If you’re looking to tune into a podcast that is marries the science with the philosophy of sound therapy and the path of yoga, then this is the conversation for you. For the skimmers - What’s in the Saudi Arabia episode? What is sound healing? The science of sound Silence as a sanctuary Taking a sound diet The Saudi government’s support of yoga Tell me more about Alaa … Alaa Abanomi has over 15 years of experience in yoga, functional movement, meditation, retreats, sound therapy and healing, breathwork, Ayurveda, and other practices. In 2014, she co-founded the first dedicated yoga and wellbeing center (Sukoun) in Saudi Arabia that was a an important refuge in Riyadh and has also hosted several renowned international speakers including Deepak Chopra and Max Strom. Most recently, Alaa founded ‘Emtinan,’ a wellbeing consulting and event management company which curates and runs wellness retreats, activations, and spaces. She holds a BSBA from the University of Denver and is an internationally certified yoga and meditation master, as well as Sound Therapist. She has also completed 5,000+ hours of training across USA, UK, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Alaa is based out of her home city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. References and Resources: The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto Healing at the Speed of Sound by Don Campbell Richie Bostock - The Breath Guy Connect with Alaa Abonomi https://thesaudialchemist.com/ IG: @thesaudialchemist @emtinan.sa Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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October 29, 2021
 #19 - Yoga Biz & Looking to Lakshmi - Yoga in Australia with Amy McDonald
#19 - Yoga Biz & Looking to Lakshmi - Yoga in Australia with Amy McDonald
Welcome to Episode #19 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Amy McDonald onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Australia, and is also a yoga business coach! In our conversation, Amy unveils top tips for yoga teachers on how to get started, best business practices, and even what yoga teachers are doing wrong that hinders their growth. Mindset, As Amy says, “If you can understand a little bit about Patajali’s yoga sutras, then you can absolutely learn how to make a Facebook ad.” If you’re looking to tune into a podcast that is jam-packed with joy, laughter, and tips and tricks for how to have abundance and prosperity in your yoga business, then this is the conversation for you. Tell me more about Amy McDonald… Amy McDonald is a spiritual business coach and yoga teacher from Australia. She’s also the host of the Abundant Yoga Teachers Podcast. Amy has been teaching yoga since 2009 and has taught freelance classes, corporate yoga, and yoga classes in studios— she’s even taught yoga classes in a men’s prison! She has led workshops and retreats in Australia, Bali, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Europe, and the USA. And she doesn’t just teach yoga classes, she also teaches yoga teachers how to succeed in their careers. She offers business coaching, social media confidence courses, workshops, and more. She is dedicate to helping yoga teachers grow in their businesses to create abundance. For the skimmers - What’s in the Australia episode? Advice for new yoga teachers Things that yoga teachers are doing wrong Mindset Matters: Do What You Love and Have Prosperity The Number One Question Yoga Teachers Ask Amy Setting the Scene: Yoga in Australia Look at Lakshmi: Have Targets & Goals My conversation with Amy McDonald, a yoga teacher from Australia was relevant, pertinent, applicable to all yoga teachers who are tuning in. And even if you’re not a yoga teacher, or a yoga teacher from Australia, I believe that our conversation will still applicable for you and any entrepreneurship idea you’re working on or mulling over, or maybe even if you’re just dealing with negative self-talk or low self-esteem. Amy and I discuss mindset, limited self-thinking, self-worth, and more. You can also expect a lot of laughter in this episode! There are golden toilets. There are kitchen tools for modifying your DNA. What? Seriously? Tune in to find out what in the heck we’re talking about. You won’t regret it! Connect with Amy McDonald https://www.instagram.com/amyyogabizcoach/ www.amymcdonald.com.au Abundant Yoga Teachers FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1585131075060442 Resource Mentioned: https://www.facebook.com/ozyogablokes/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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October 22, 2021
#18 - Mystical Yoga Music - Yoga in Turkey with Egemen Sanli
#18 - Mystical Yoga Music - Yoga in Turkey with Egemen Sanli
Welcome to Episode #18 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Egemen Sanli onto the show. He is a yoga teacher from Turkey who is also an improvisational yoga musician who works at Google. As he explains in this episode, he is a Googler and also a Yoggler— the term that people who work at Google and practice Yoga call themselves! We talked about the the progression of yoga in Turkey from asana to subtler levels, about sufism, and about the pioneers of yoga in Istanbul. We also talked all about Ege’s path not just of yoga but of music as well, and how his improvisational yoga music becomes the heartbeat of a yoga class, a dynamic and alive element of yoga classes that can help even more in unifying and harmonizing a room full of yoga practitioners. If you want to take an inside peek into Ege’s journey to yoga—which actually was through music—as well as a look behind the scenes of Google tune into this podcast episode! Yoga in Turkey here we go! Tell me more about Egemen Sanli… Egemen Sanli—who goes by Ege—is a yoga teacher from Turkey. He is also a modern dervish traveling to find his own voice within world music, carrying the flag of his Turkish roots as a musician. Ege plays the sitar alongside other ethnic instruments (shamisen, saz, hang and handpan drums, banjo, flutes) and is able to bring out the mystic and invigorating qualities of all. He utilizes beats, loops, and tanpura machines to compliment his joyful improvisations based on traditional Eastern ragas. Ege lives in San Francisco and performs regularly in the Bay Area, he is also a certified yoga teacher from Turkey. What’s in the Turkey episode? Entering the yoga scene through music The progression of yoga in Turkey from asana to subtler levels Improvisational Music and Vinyasa Sequencing Sufism and Rumi What live music adds to asana practice Connect with Egemen Sanli Website: https://egemensanli.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/egesan/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/egesan6 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/39Hxxiq33beoXGP8uKjbXi iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/egemen-sanli/356530309 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turksitar SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/egesan Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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October 15, 2021
#17 - Don’t Weaponize Yoga - Yoga in Mexico with Ana Paula Hernández
#17 - Don’t Weaponize Yoga - Yoga in Mexico with Ana Paula Hernández
Welcome to Episode #17 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Ana Paula Hernández onto the show. She is a yoga teacher and studio owner from Mexico. Ana hit rock bottom, suffering from addiction depression, and eating disorders, and she felt like the medical system was failing her— it was yoga that saved her. She even describes her first yoga class as an exorcism. Yin yoga was part of her full recovery. As Ana Paula says, “Through yoga, with yoga, through silence, through resilience, through holding— that’s a healing process, that’s why yin is so important to me.” Now, Ana Paula works with the elderly and with medical protocols. Her mission is to “cut early their conditions,”and even though she’s not a doctor but she works alongside them. Ana Paula works alongside neurologists and doctors with elderly patients to help them ease or reverse their symptoms of diseases. Ana Paula has another important message, which she stresses here in our conversation— don’t weaponize yoga. “Stop the fighting, stop the dividing, start reconciling with yourself.” Ready for more? Yoga in Mexico here we go! Tell me more about Ana Paula Hernández… Ana Paula Hernández first began her journey with Yoga in 2002. She received her first certification in Vancouver BC, under the guidance of Shakti Mhi at Prana College in Hatha Yoga 200 YA. Ana Paula then found her passion for the various styles of Yoga, starting a series of certifications, including Yin Yoga in 2004, Restorative Yoga 2006 under the guidance of Nevah (Wendy Eaton), and Mat Pilates under the guidance of Martha Hernandez. Moreover, in 2006 Ana Paula completed a year-long course in Ayurvedic Medicine and Cooking with Dr. Shiva Varma. She then went on to complete certifications in Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Kids, and Thai Massage. Ana Paula taught yoga from the beginning of her career in Vancouver, before returning home to Mexico in 2008 where she immediately opened with a small home yoga studio, and in 2011 she opened the Drishti Center in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mexico. Since then, Ana Paula has been leading the 200 hour yoga teacher training and continuing education program for yogis and advanced teachers. Ana offers classes, workshops and certifications throughout Mexico and abroad. For the skimmers - What’s in the Mexico episode? Hitting Rock Bottom & Yoga as an Exorcism Your Body Is A Universe Understanding Yin Yoga Don't Weaponize Yoga! Instagram Yoga & Moral Superiority Yoga is survival Connect with Ana Paula Hernández www.drishticenter.com https://www.instagram.com/anayogadrishti/ https://www.facebook.com/drishtiyogacenter/ https://www.instagram.com/drishticenteryoga/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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October 08, 2021
#16 - Trauma Informed Yoga - Yoga in Costa Rica with Sharon Brenes
#16 - Trauma Informed Yoga - Yoga in Costa Rica with Sharon Brenes
Welcome to Episode #16 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Sharon Brenes onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Costa Rica, the lead yoga teacher at SoulWork, the Director of the non-profit Shakti Seva, and the founder of Karuna Tribu a yoga venture focused on bringing retreats, trainings, and yoga to Costa Rica. Sharon is a trauma informed yoga teacher, and we dive into what trauma informed yoga is, as well as some tips and cues yoga teachers can give to hold safe space for their students. As Sharon says, “Trauma informed yoga offers us as teachers and as holders of these transformational spaces, tools to invite people to enjoy their practice.” Also in this episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast, we dive into Sharon’s vision, passion, and mission of making yoga more accessible and inclusive for Latin America Community. She also poses these powerful questions: "How can I cultivate more love right now? How can I remember who I am from the deepest space with me?" Our conversation stunned me. Each minute was filled with truth. Trust me, this is a podcast episode you don’t want to miss! Are you in? Yoga in Costa Rica here we come! Tell me more about Sharon Brenes… Sharon Brenes is a Trauma Informed Yoga Alliance Certified 500hr Yoga and Meditation Teacher in Costa Rica. In 2019 she made her first trip to India, learning directly from teachers of the Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar and Akhanda traditions, integrating breathing, philosophy, movement and energy, with the intention of transferring what she learned while facilitating spaces for self awareness and transformation. In 2017 she created her the Karuna Tribu; a hispanic yoga community based in Costa Rica, offering Yoga Teacher Trainings, Workshops, Retreats and lectures on the integration of Yoga in the modern lifestyle - which she combines with her other professional area: social communication. She is a lead yoga teacher at SoulWork, Director of the non-profit Shakti Seva, and runs the Spanish Programs offering Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings in 200 and 300 hour and Prenatal Yoga formats. What’s in the Costa Rica episode? Using Your Shadow As a Path to Follow your Dharma Going to the Jungle Radical Responsibility To Do The Inner Work Yoga as a Path to Self Knowledge, Self Awareness, and Self Regulation Trauma Informed Yoga Allows You To See Yourself In Your Practice The Path of Yoga as Love Mission of making yoga more accessible and inclusive for Latin America Community Connect with Sharon Brenes www.karunatribu.com https://www.instagram.com/sharonbrenes/ https://www.instagram.com/karunatribu/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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October 01, 2021
#15 - Yoga is a Fairy Godmother - Yoga in Botswana with Bonolo Phaladze
#15 - Yoga is a Fairy Godmother - Yoga in Botswana with Bonolo Phaladze
Welcome to Episode #15 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Bonolo Phaladze onto the show. She is a yoga studio owner and yoga teacher from Botswana. The way that Bonolo describes yoga, as a fairy godmother was such a surprise! But a delight to hear and to listen to her share her thoughts on yoga in Botswana and how yoga makes her feel. As a yoga studio owner of one of the few yoga studios in Botswana, Bonolo describes what it was like for her to find yoga herself, and her journey to find a yoga teacher— it was harder than she expected! Get ready for a fun conversation filled with laughter and creative analogies and metaphors! Yoga in Botswana, here we come! Tell me more about Bonolo Phaladze… Bonolo Phaladze is the founder and lead teacher at Yownn Yoga, a yoga studio based in Gaborone, Botswana. The studio offers yoga retreats in Southern Africa, and yoga classes both in person and online. Bonolo is a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT200 with Yoga Alliance, she specializes in yoga for beginners primarily because the yoga scene in Botswana is relatively new, and there is a lot of work to be done to introduce more people to yoga. Bonolo's first encounter with yoga was not enthusiastic, it was a doctor's recommendation. In 2013 due to a high risk pregnancy she had no choice but to accede to her doctor's demands to abandon her regular high intensity train for something low impact and gentle like yoga. She was skeptical of yoga, maybe even judgmental, she had never once considered yoga a fitness activity. The first yoga session sparked a curiosity and respect in her that propelled her to keep returning to the mat.  What to expect in the Yoga In Botswana episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Bonolo kicks off the conversation by revealing how she first came to yoga, as her bio indicates, it wasn’t enthusiastically. She first saw people at the gym just lying around on their yoga mats (apparently!) and she judged yoga as something too boring and easy. Now, it is her passion to teach new students what yoga is and what yoga can be. As yoga in Botswana is still not mainstream, the majority of her students are new to the practice. She loves walking alongside her students on their journey of yoga and showing them that it is more than just handstands and headstands. The emotional and mental presence involved in yoga is where the magic lies. While yoga in Botswana may be relatively “unpopular” as its not mainstream yet, Bonolo describes Botswana as an oasis for those seeking peace, and as she jokes “a place to sleep.” Curious about yoga in Botswana? Let’s go straight to the source! Tap into our conversation wherever you listen to podcasts. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Botswana episode? Yoga is a Fairy Godmother The Joy of Yoga - A Sun Burst! Teaching Beginners & Walking with Them On Their Journey Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, and Back Pain Connect with Bonolo Phaladze https://yownnyoga.com/retreats-workshops/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCilnPwG29SD7RIfIQ_YgamQ https://www.instagram.com/yownnyoga/ https://www.facebook.com/yownnyoga/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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September 24, 2021
#14 - Surrender: Giving Up The How - Yoga in Bahrain with Weam Zabar
#14 - Surrender: Giving Up The How - Yoga in Bahrain with Weam Zabar
Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Episode #14 - Surrender: Giving Up The How - Yoga in Bahrain with Weam Zabar Welcome to Episode #14 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Weam Zabar onto the show. She is a yoga studio owner and yoga teacher from Bahrain. Now, when I think of yoga in Bahrain, I immediately will think of Weam! Not only is she a studio owner, her yoga studio was the first registered yoga school opened in Bahrain. She opened her yoga studio in 2011, Namaste, and has been integral to the yoga scene in Bahrain ever since. As a psychotherapist, Weam is passionate about listening and is a firm advocate of surrender. Weam defines surrender as “Being clear about the why of the what and then giving up the how.” Surrender is not about giving up the external action, giving up your dreams, or about standing idly by. What does surrender mean to you? Learn more about surrender, about yoga in Bahrain and about how psychotherapy influences yoga teaching and practice in this episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast! Want to learn more about yoga in Bahrain? Tune into the full episode to find out more! Tell me more about Weam Zabar… Weam Zabar is a yoga teacher from Bahrain. She is a ERYT-500hr yoga teacher, a phsychotherapist, a hypnotherapist, and a Reiki Healer, and is the founder of Namaste— Bahrain’s first internationally recognized yoga school, located in Budaiya. Her Yoga journey started in 2007 and nothing remained the same. Seeing how Yoga nurtured her life, she left behind a demanding corporate job to dedicate her to guiding others and sharing their journey home. Weam has held workshops, teacher trainings and retreats in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bali, India, Morocco and Thailand. Moreover, Weam teaches vinyassa, hatha, aerial, self enquiry, philosophy, pranayama, and meditation. For the Skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Bahrain episode? Surrender - Giving Up The How The Lesson of Listening What Does Weam NOT Like About Yoga How Psychotherapy Compliments Teaching Yoga Does Your Yoga Practice Work For You? Or Do You Work For It? The Importance of Vulnerable Conversations Connect with Weam Zabar https://www.instagram.com/namastebh/ https://www.instagram.com/wanderwonderweam/ https://namastebh.com/ Book: Living In The Grey  Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
50:03
September 17, 2021
#13 - Yoga is a Sanctuary - Yoga in Lebanon with Tracy Estefane
#13 - Yoga is a Sanctuary - Yoga in Lebanon with Tracy Estefane
Welcome to Episode #13 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Tracy Estefane onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Lebanon, and is located in Beirut. She teaches at Sarvam Yoga in Beirut and co-leads 200hr yoga teacher trainings there. Tracy was deep in the throes of getting her Master’s in London when yoga came into her life. From the first class, she felt “changed.” This lead her to do a training in Scotland, and then to go to Thailand to receive her 200hr Hot Yoga Teacher Training certification. What I find to be the most inspiring part of Tracy’s journey is that she immediately took the leap of faith into becoming a yoga teacher full-time. While she doesn’t currently own her own studio— although she hopes to one day!— she is deeply immersed in serving her yoga community in Lebanon, and is grateful for the sanctuary that yoga provides to not just herself, but to her whole community, during these difficult times for her country. How does yoga help? How is yoga a sanctuary? Tune into our conversation to hear Tracy's truths! Tell me more about Tracy… Tracy Estefane started her yoga journey in 2014, when she discovered Bikram hot yoga in London as she was completing her Masters degree. In 2015, Tracy took the leap to turn her passion into her profession and joined the 200hours Hot Yoga Teacher Training at the Absolute Yoga Academy in Thailand. Directly upon completion of the program and returning to Lebanon, Tracy started teaching private and public yoga classes including Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Yogalates in Beirut’s leading yoga studios and gyms. She is now co-leading yearly 200hr teacher training programs in Lebanon and internationally, specializing in vinyasa yoga. She has a special interest in energy healing and breath-work and attended numerous trainings in Pranic healing and rebirthing breath-work. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Lebanon episode? From Passion to Profession: Taking The Leap! Yoga is a Sanctuary Advice for Yoga Teachers On Starting to Teach Healing a Hurting Community Through Yoga The Art of Creative Sequencing The Cleansing Practices of Pranic Healing An Explanation: Rebirthing Breath-Work Connect with Tracy https://www.instagram.com/tracyogini/ http://www.sarvamyoga.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sarvamyoga/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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September 10, 2021
#12 - The Art of Living and Sri Sri Yoga - Yoga in Suriname with Arti Abhelakh
#12 - The Art of Living and Sri Sri Yoga - Yoga in Suriname with Arti Abhelakh
Welcome to Episode #12 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Arti Abhelakh onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Suriname, and is the owner of Yoga Peetha Happiness Center in Paramaribo, Suriname. Arti is a Bhakta, which means a true devotee. She has a Guru that she is devoted to, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is the founder of The Art of Living foundation which has reached over 160 countries world-wide with their knowledge, techniques, and their wisdom. The yogic practices of the Art of Living are called Sri Sri Yoga, and it is a particular type of Hatha Yoga developed to be accessible to all and to also put happiness at the forefront of your practice. As Arti says, when practicing Sri Sri Yoga, “you will have a constant smile on your face.” This conversation is truly a deep dive— we talk about her Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Art of Living, Sri Sri Yoga, the Vashtu Principles, and we define Seva, Satsang, and Sadhana. We also will hear Arti’s stories about meeting her Guru, and about her personal practice, and about Yoga Peetha Happiness Center in Suriname. Get ready for a beautiful conversation coming your way! What to expect in Episode #12 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Say hello to yoga in Suriname! Have you heard of Suriname before? Go ahead! Be honest! Suriname is the only country in South America that speaks Dutch! Suriname is sandwiched between French Guyana and Guyana. Brazil is on Suriname’s southern border and the Atlantic Ocean is to the North. And there are five big cultures living in Suriname— India, China, Indonesia, Africa, and Europe. All these cultures coexist and live together in Suriname. Arti herself has ancestral ties to India. When I asked Arti to talk about Suriname and yoga in Suriname, Arti shares that how the cultures live side by side and celebrate each other. She feels that they are one big family. In this episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast, Arti and I take a deep dive into her yogic path. She is a Bhakta, which means a true devotee of a guru. Her Guru is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who is still alive today. He is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, in which Arti is also a devoted practitioner and teacher. Her daily sadhana, her daily practice, includes all of the pillars of the Art of Living and Sri Sri Yoga— the Hatha yoga sequence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s lineage. Her daily practice includes not just sadhana, but also Seva and Satsang. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Suriname episode? The Art of Living What Is Sri Sri Yoga? The Grace of the Guru Moving Through You What It’s Like To Meet Your Guru Arti’s Daily Personal Practice Seva, Satsang, and Sadhana What are the Vashtu Principles? Connect with Arti https://www.facebook.com/ssysur https://www.facebook.com/yogapeethahc https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfKU-3zFSXtSOdkByGxAmA/featured Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
44:19
September 03, 2021
#11 - The Magic of Theta Healing - Yoga in Germany with Sabrina Neitzel
#11 - The Magic of Theta Healing - Yoga in Germany with Sabrina Neitzel
Welcome to Episode #11 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Sabrina Neitzel onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Germany who teaches yoga at Seva Experience in Dubai. She is also a plant-based nutritionist and a vegan raw-food chef and share her expertise with us on the show. While Sabrina hasn’t taught yoga in Germany before, her path of health and wellness began there. Her life as an accountant in Germany was what pushed her first towards meditation, then towards plant-based living, and then, lastly, to yoga. For Sabrina yoga wasn’t the gateway, it truly was meditation— and then it was a profound call inside of her heart to heal. Get ready for a beautiful conversation! You don’t want to miss it! Tell me more about Sabrina… Sabrina Neitzel is a yoga instructor from Germany who has taught yoga in Europe, Asia, and is now teaching in Dubai at Seva Experience Her love for yoga began over 5 years ago, and it was her passion for healthy living that drew her towards yoga. After experiencing all the amazing benefits yoga and meditation has to offer, Sabrina wanted to pass on this experience to others to feel the same way. She teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, power yoga, pranayama, meditation, and has recently started teaching Face Yoga. She also offers theta healing sessions. Moreover, she has been plant based for 10 years and has completed a Vegan Raw Food Cooking Course in the school of Matthew Kenney, now PlantLab, in Venice Beach, Los Angeles and has become a Vegan Raw-Food Chef and a Plant Based Nutritionist. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Germany episode? The benefits of face yoga What Is Theta Healing? What is yoga? Yoga is magic! Raw Food and Vegan Nutrition The Yoga in Dubai Scene Connect with Sabrina https://www.instagram.com/sabrinabiljana_/ https://www.yogaleafbys.com/ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
32:42
August 27, 2021
#10 - We Are Not Rising, We Have Risen - Yoga in Jamaica with Nadine McNeil
#10 - We Are Not Rising, We Have Risen - Yoga in Jamaica with Nadine McNeil
Welcome to Episode #10 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Nadine McNeil onto the show. She is an E-RYT 200hr yoga teacher from Jamaica who teaches yoga at Yoga Barn in Bali and leads yoga retreats in her home country of Jamaica. She is the former UN Chief of Operations in the Central African Republic, and has lived a life of service in emergency response, prior to her dedicating herself to healing others through yoga. Nadine also goes by the moniker, Universal Empress, a name that embodies her energy and her intention. She is a global being, and believes wholeheartedly in the power of women. As she says, “We are not rising, we have risen.” Get ready to deep dive into a powerful conversation about listening to the body, tuning into your inner navigation system, women’s circles, and what Nadine envisions as the future of yoga for the Western world. Excited? I know I am. Get ready to dive in! Tell me more about Nadine… Nadine McNeil is no stranger to moments of crisis. A global gallivanter who goes by the moniker Universal Empress online, for nearly two decades, prior to her deep dive into yoga in 2008, Nadine travelled the world in service of the UN, UNICEF, Global Volunteer Network and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. She was the former UN Chief of Operations in the Central African Republic and UNICEF humanitarian who is now based in Bali as a yoga instructor and personal coach at Yoga Barn in Ubud. These and other experiences rooted Nadine’s continued devotion to activism. Nadine McNeil’s mission as a yoga teacher, speaker, wisdom mentor, and humanitarian is to ignite infinite possibility in people around the world and share yoga especially with diverse underserved communities. Inspired by her firsthand encounters with both the resilience of the human spirit and also its suffering, Nadine’s talks, workshops, yoga sessions, Women’s Circles and retreats are continually described as powerful, moving and insightful. As her Women’s Circles continue to gain global traction, women from across the world who have sat with her in Circle, have returned to their communities to offer this necessary and important work. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Jamacia episode? What is your body telling you? How to unlock or unpack what the body is trying to tell us The power of Women Circles Yoga for Women - tuning into our built in navigation system Tapping into our animal instincts Movement as trauma healing Connect with Nadine https://linktr.ee/universalempress https://www.bookyogaretreats.com/nadine-mcneil/5-day-the-royal-reset-a-personalized-meditation-and-yoga-wellness-retreat-in-st-andrew Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe
44:29
August 20, 2021
#9 - Yoga is a technology for humanity - Yoga in Belize with Michelle Shanti Williams
#9 - Yoga is a technology for humanity - Yoga in Belize with Michelle Shanti Williams
Welcome to Episode #9 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Michelle Shanti Williams onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Belize who is the founder of Om Shanti Yoga Belize, Rhythm of Change, and the International Yoga Festival in Belize. She is a Master Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork Teacher deeply rooted in the Himalyan Yog Vedantic Tradition trained in the Himalayas, India (Vedic & Tantric Transcendental Wisdom, Tantra, Kriya, Naad, Himalayan Kundalini, Laya, and Hatha Vinyasa. Michelle is also an Usui Reiki Master, a Vedic Thai Yoga Therapist, and a Jyotishi. Michelle is a dynamic women, who seems to have the keys to synchronicity and serendipity. Her yoga path has been a fascinating, and beautiful one— full of community and collaboration.  Michelle’s nonprofit, Rhythm of Change (ROC), teaches yoga to women in prisons, children in Belize’s school system, and to youth at detention centers. ROC is dedicated to sharing evolutionary tools of progressive action (yoga/meditation) to communities throughout the country. In fact, it all started when Michelle was invited to teach yoga on the streets during Belize’s monthly sacred day for peace among gangs, called “days of healing.”  Michelle is a global leader in yoga, and she speaks often about the necessity of seeing yoga as an integrative practice, as a technology for humanity for our evolution and to bring us together in unity. What is needed is collaborative work, work that is heart-based. Once things are heart-based, everything falls into place. “When we can relate from heart to heart, all our differences becomes irrelevant. They actually become a beautiful learning curve, to learn about somebody else’s believe, and to appreciate it it, is what yoga is really about.” Inhale. Exhale. We’re about to dive in! What’s in the Yoga in Belize episode? Yoga as an integrative practice Yoga is a technology for humanity Jnana, Vidya, knowing the correct knowledge of humanity The pressing issue of spiritual dictatorship Deep respect of all traditions A call for heart-based collaborate work What it’s like to teach yoga to gangs and at youth detention centers Manifestation and synchronicity Connect with Michelle https://www.facebook.com/Omshantibelize www.omshantibelize.com www.yogahealsbelize.com https://www.instagram.com/belize.yogafest https://www.facebook.com/Belize.YogaFest/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLC4m7LntDb_-pEho6ZQ3cQ Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
38:12
August 13, 2021
#8 - Yoga Is A Spiritual Path - Yoga in Russia with Ksenia Rasapriya Bodhi
#8 - Yoga Is A Spiritual Path - Yoga in Russia with Ksenia Rasapriya Bodhi
Welcome to Episode #8 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Ksenia Rasapriya Bodhi onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Russia, who leads international yoga teacher trainings and yoga retreats in India. Long ago, when living and working in Russia a voice inside of her said— “Go to where the Ganges begins.” She had no idea where that was. She pulled out a map, and traced the Ganges from the southern tip of India up to the source of Ganges, where it all begins— Rishikesh. She studied at Moscow University of Yoga and completed her 200hr YTTC there. At the same time, she was studying osteopathy. Over the last 6 years, Ksenia has continued her education in yoga with her teachers and her guru-ji. In India, in 2015, her project Yogatoursindia was born with the mission to provide authentic yoga knowledge to every Russian speaking practitioner. In 2016, she opened a yoga school and studio in Rishikesh, Yoga Vidya, with her husband Prashant Jakhmola. I met Ksenia for the first time in Rishikesh in 2018, and we reunited again in Rishikesh in 2019. We’re in the same yoga circles, as I take daily classes at Yoga Vidya, which is the studio she owns with Prashant-ji. In our conversation, we dive into the depths of what has called us both to India, the energy of Bhakti and jnana yoga pulsing through India, and how yoga has shaped Ksenia’s life. Get ready for an inspiring episode, dear listeners! For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Russia episode? The spiritual connection between Russia and India Samskaras - the imprints from our past lives How a person is tuned inside is what he or she will find in the outside Bhakti yoga - the energy of pure love and devotion Yoga is a spiritual path Trust that life itself will show you what to do You are a tool, a mediator, for knowledge to be shared Who am I to judge? Each soul already has had such a long journey before showing up on the yoga mat Connect with Ksenia https://yogatoursindia.org/ https://www.yogavidyaschool.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ksenia_rasapriya/ https://www.instagram.com/yogatoursindia/ https://www.instagram.com/prashantjyoga/ https://taplink.cc/prashantjyoga https://taplink.cc/ksenia_rasapriya https://www.facebook.com/yogavidyarishikesh Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
43:52
August 06, 2021
#7 - The Yoga Teacher's Role - Yoga in Spain with Almudena Laborda Galindo
#7 - The Yoga Teacher's Role - Yoga in Spain with Almudena Laborda Galindo
Welcome to Episode #7 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Almudena Laborda Galindo onto the show. She is a yoga teacher from Spain, who leads international yoga retreats. Almudena and I are connected through Punyah Yoga in Rishikesh. While we haven’t met in person, we became fast friends online as we are both consider India to be a kind of second home— especially Rishikesh. Almudena’s passion for India as the root source of yoga is clear. In our conversation, we discuss Almudena’s journey in yoga, her opinions on what yoga in India teaches Western students, and how to honor the essence of yoga, as a teacher, in your yoga classes. What to expect in Episode #7 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Almudena believes that it is the responsibility of the yoga teacher to transmit the spiritual practice of yoga. Teachers who are only taught during yoga teacher training during anatomy, alignment, or asana this is what they are going to transmit. If they are in front of a student in the role of a teacher, then they should go deeper and deeper in this practice. I found that this part of our conversation was the most moving— the responsibilities of a yoga teacher. We also discuss transcending the physical part of yoga. As Almudena says, “Doing an inversion is nothing.” Flexibility is not the goal of yoga, and Almudena definitely drives that home. Yoga is a tool for connecting the individual self to the superior self, and as a path to self-awareness and realization. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Spain episode? What it’s like to hold yoga retreats abroad and in Spain The asana is the most attractive but it’s not the point of yoga What we should seek in yoga is enquiries: Who am I? What is my purpose? (17:55) The role of the teacher is to go deeper and deeper into the practice Yoga is tool to know about ourselves Learning an inversion is nothing, being flexible is nothing We are not independent individuals, we are part of the whole system, we are all connected as one Transcend the physical part of yoga, and you will realize that yoga is more relevant in our daily life Connect with Almudena www.yogaholidays.es www.malaguru.es https://www.instagram.com/almudena.yoga/ https://www.instagram.com/yogaholidays.es/ https://www.instagram.com/malaguru.es Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/thepodcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
37:11
July 30, 2021
#6 - Yoga is a Washing Machine - Yoga in Nepal with Prakash Acharya
#6 - Yoga is a Washing Machine - Yoga in Nepal with Prakash Acharya
Welcome to Episode #6 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Prakash Acharya onto the show. He is the founder of Nepal Yoga Home, the school where I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Kathmandu Nepal. Prakash Acharya’s wisdom is effusive. You can feel his wealth of wisdom in his words, his energy, and by the strength of his aura. It comes across in this episode doesn’t it? He has this incredible way of using metaphors to clarify complex subjects. In our conversation today, Prakash talks about yoga as a washing machine for cleansing our bodies, and what it’s like to be a dirty car, or how we’re taught how to drive a car but not how to drive our lives… Get ready for a rumbling! Your brain is about to soak up some deep, yogic knowledge all while laughing along with Prakash and his fun metaphors. Tell me more about Prakash… Prakash Acharya is the founder of Nepal Yoga Home, a renowned Yoga Teacher Training facility in Kathmandu Nepal. With a Masters degree in Yogic Science and  Human Consciousness from Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar, India, he is currently researching the subject of meditation for his PhD. He is a Grand Master in Reiki Healing and has diplomas is Yoga and Naturopathy, Acupressure and is the Ambassador of Yoga Alliance International for Nepal. Due to his deep and profound knowledge and insight in the field of yoga, Prakash Acharya has been highly acclaimed and appreciated by both his students and by the international circle of yoga. For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Nepal episode? The shock students feel when they realize what real yoga is The difference between a yogi and a vogi Minimizing your thoughts to make your mind clear The key that locks the door is the same key that opens the door The flickering of candle in the wind, just like your mind with thoughts We learn how to drive a car, but we never learn how to drive our life The three gunas and how tamas guna inhibits our connection to self The body and mind connection and how to actually connect the body to the mind The history of yoga and Nepal Why Nepal has special energy and is a great place to practice yoga Connect with Prakash and Nepal Yoga Home www.nepalyogahome.com nepalyogahome@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/nepalyogahome https://www.instagram.com/nepalyogahome/ www.thetreknepal.com Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/podcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses/
28:04
July 23, 2021
#5 - Positivity Power - Yoga in Panama with Feliciano Barria Alba
#5 - Positivity Power - Yoga in Panama with Feliciano Barria Alba
Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast Episode #5 - Yoga in Panama with Feliciano Barria Alba Welcome to Episode #5 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Feliciano Barria Alba onto the show. Feliciano was actually a part of my cohort at Nepal Yoga Home in Kathmandu, and we studied alongside each other as we worked towards our 200hr hatha/vinyasa yoga teacher training certification. Feliciano is from a small town in Panama, from La Chorrera. As a flight attendant for Emirates airlines, Feliciano has traveled the world. He’s been to 85 different countries so far! Based in the United Arab Emirates, in Dubai, Feliciano is quite the globe trotter. True to his energy, and lifestyle, Feliciano has picked up lots of skills, talents, and interests along his journey. While this episode is titled “Yoga in Panama,” we talk about a whole lot more than just yoga in Panama! In this episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast, Feliciano and I will discuss Ho’oponopono, reiki healing, and the law of attraction! Get ready for a fun and fabulous conversation as we go deeper than just yoga in Panama… What to expect in Episode #5 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast: In this episode, Feliciano and I explore the realms of self-healing and healing others through Reiki— as we are both certified Reiki practioners. We’ll also reveal what Ho’oponopono is all about and talk about the four-steps of Ho’oponopono. Interested in positivity? Interested in the law of attraction? Feliciano cultivates the attitude of gratitude and seeks to manifest positivity in his life through the law of attraction. Then, we’ll move on to yoga in Panama! We’ll talk about Catholicism, the culture, and how yoga in Panama really isn’t a big thing yet— it hasn’t taken off! Though, we both think yoga retreats and yoga studios in Panama will surely take off soon. In fact, Feliciano hopes to open his own holistic healing center and yoga retreat venue in Panama one day. Hopefully soon! For the skimmers - What’s in the Yoga in Panama episode? The joys of international travel and life as a flight attendant The power of Reiki The uniqueness of everyone’s individual healing journey through Reiki The power of positive thinking and the law of attraction Healing yourself and healing others What is Ho’oponopono? How do I practice Ho’oponopono? What are the four steps of Ho’oponopono? What yoga in Panama is really like? Is it popular? Connect with Feliciano felicianobarria@hotmail.com https://www.instagram.com/felihappyciano https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-normal/id1511424080?uo=4 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR_a2MKSKYekDdfBYhh5r3Q https://open.spotify.com/show/3EZT5H1zNf3sruhtXpBU3s?si=KYChcAn-S4mwUzQzpMaeCA&dl_branch=1 Want more? Head on over to my website: https://wildyogatribe.com/podcast/ Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses/
31:37
July 16, 2021
#4 - Mute Your Mind - Yoga in Lithuania with Ruta Keriane
#4 - Mute Your Mind - Yoga in Lithuania with Ruta Keriane
Welcome to Episode #4 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Ruta Keriane onto the show. She is a yoga teacher and yoga studio owner from Lithuania. I met Ruta Keriane in Rishikesh in the summer of 2019 at Punyah Yoga. I was taking an Ashtanga Alignment and Adjustment course at Punyah Yoga while Ruta was taking her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course there as well. When I met Ruta I was amazed. I mean, really and truly amazed. She’s this driven, dynamic 42 year old woman who has two children in their early twenties and she’s never tried yoga before and she is here in India wanting to become a yoga teacher? What!? What’s even more impressive? Within just a couple months of getting back to Lithuania, she opened up her own studio there. That’s right. This brand new yoga student turned yoga teacher became a studio owner all in the matter of a few months. Once Ruta knew her path, she wasted no time getting started. Tell me more about Ruta… Ruta Keriane is from Lithuania, from a small town called Mazeikiai. She is 44 years old and is mother of two sons who are 24 and 22 years old. Married for 26 years with a Bachelor in law and a Master in business management, Ruta has mostly worked as a commercial and project manager. She is an Ashtanga yoga teacher who opened her own yoga studio, So Hum, and was running it for 1.5 years before moving to Scotland for a year-long business contract. What to expect in Episode #4 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast: What happens when one door closes and the whole world opens The passion test and Ruta’s results The power of living in the flow Stop knowing - muting your mind The pressures of perfectionism Everyone can be a teacher because what you teach is what you experience in your life Yoga as a comparison of life and the mat It’s not yoga practice, yoga is life Not calling your students, students Yoga as it teaches you to know yourself, love yourself, and stop changing yourself What opening a yoga studio in a small village in Lithuania is like and how Ruta strives to teach the most authentic yoga as possible Connect with Ruta https://www.facebook.com/ruta.keriene https://instagram.com/rutamelionas Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/podcast Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses/ Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
40:34
July 09, 2021
#3 - The Power of Pranayama - Yoga in the Philippines with Ayn Latonio
#3 - The Power of Pranayama - Yoga in the Philippines with Ayn Latonio
Welcome to Episode #3 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! This week, I welcome Ayn Latonio onto the show. I first met Ayn in Rishikesh, India back in 2018. We were staying in the same hostel and we decided to attend a Hatha Yoga class with the renowned teacher Sri Surinder Singh at Swasti Yoga Shala. Ayn and I were fast friends, and have stayed in touch as fellow yoga practitioners on the path. Ayn is a yoga teacher in Cebu City, in the Philippines. I actually spent a month teaching yoga in Cebu myself, at Wellnessland, however Ayn was traveling outside of the Philippines and we weren’t able to reconnect in his home city. In this episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast, we will dive into yoga in the Philippines and learn more about Ayn’s affinity for pranayama and bandhas. For a quick explanation, pranayama is the movement of energy, or our life-force, through the breath. Bandhas are energy locks, using internal muscles (either tensing or relaxing them) to control the flow of energy. As Ayn says in this podcast episode, “I started off like everyone, it was all about the asanas and strengthening and flexibility. It was all about the physical practice. So when I got introduced to bandhas, it changed my physical practice so much. It made so many postures more accessible that just going into these poses without using the bandhas and brute force— mindless efforts so to say.” What to expect in Episode #3 of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast: Asana as the gateway The relationship between asanas and bandhas Exploring different practices and methods until you find the one you resonate with The first step in finding the right teacher When the student is ready the teacher appears, when the student is truly ready the teacher disappears Yoga in the Philippines is “young,” but is growing fast and found by word of mouth Pranayama as the path to emotional control, and more control over thought and actions The power of a deep breath when it is truly deep How to radiate peace How to to breathe through stress Connect with Ayn Latonio Personal IG account: https://www.instagram.com/@Ayn_7 Vinyasa Krama IG account: https://www.instagram.com/vinyasakramaphilippines Ayn’s teacher: https://instagram.com/gokulacandra Ayn’s first teacher Veer: https://instagram.com/___veer___ Want more? Head on over to my website! https://wildyogatribe.com/podcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Book a private yoga or meditation class with me: https://wildyogatribe.com/yogaclasses Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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July 02, 2021
#2 - You Are Your Own Book - Diving into Yoga In India with Hemant Singh
#2 - You Are Your Own Book - Diving into Yoga In India with Hemant Singh
Hemant Singh is the founder of Punyah Yoga, a leading yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh India. I first took classes with Hemant in Rishikesh in 2018, and continued to take a daily ashtanga course with him for nearly a month. I was struck by the strength of his teaching and by his presence in the shala. He has a keen eye for the tiniest details of each asana and his presence makes you know that he is always watching each infinitesimal movement you make. I certainly progressed in asana practice under his teachings. I returned to Rishikesh in 2019 and continued to take classes with Hemant, and completed an Ashtanga alignment and adjustment course with him. We have kept in great touch over the years, and I now am a yoga nidra teacher at Punyah Yoga’s online teacher training courses. How about a bit of his biography? Hemant firmly believes that one has to be strongly passionate about learning yoga in order to reap and experience the benefits of the path of yoga. He has practiced under the guidance of many teachers around the world including Prahlada Ji, Yogi Kamal Singh, and Vijay Mehra Ji. He considers Yogi Kamal Singh his Guru in the journey to Ashtanga Yoga and continues to pass on his teachings through Punyah Yoga School. Hemant’s classes follow the traditional Ashtanga Yoga Method, as it is taught today, with the particular emphasis on discipline being the first and foremost foundation of a Yoga practice. I was delighted to have Hemant on the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast, to share his philosophies on yoga with you all, dear listeners. What you can expect to learn from conversation with Hemant Singh on this episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast: What yoga is like in India? How is yoga different in India than in the West? The many branches of yoga The relationship between the student and the guru The definition of yoga What seeking a deeper yoga path looks like Going past the body and mind connection Right time, right student, right teacher As Hemant says, “Yoga is a journey. It’s very important we don’t get lost in the body and mind only. We have to have one strong calling— why am I here? Who am I? What is my real purpose? Then, you can really go deeper into your own roots.”  And my favorite quote of the episode— "The body and mind are rented space for the soul." If you’d like to get in touch with Hemant, you can follow him on Instagram at @hemant_singh06 If you’d like to learn more about Punyah Yoga, one of the industry-leading yoga teacher training schools in Rishikesh, you can visit Punyah Yoga’s instagram account @punyahyoga Want to learn more about Punyah Yoga? Check out Punyah Yoga’s website at punyahyoga.com Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/podcast/ Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe Everything you need is just one click away! Check out all the resources here: https://linktr.ee/wildyogatribe
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June 25, 2021
#1 - Yoga In Egypt with Farah Mostafa
#1 - Yoga In Egypt with Farah Mostafa
Tune in to the first official episode of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast! In this episode, I interview my dear friend Farah Mostafa who is from Cairo, Egypt. We first met back in July 2017 in Nepal Yoga Home during our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. We immediately connected and were basically inseparable during our training. Fast forward a few years, and I was able to visit Farah in Egypt in the summer of 2019 and am planning another visit to see her in the fall of 2021! Farah has a truly kind spirit. In this episode, you will get a feel for her energy, and for her teaching methodology and style. An architect and a former gymnast, Farah Mostafa jumped from one sport to another until she found peace, balance and awareness in yoga. Farah stumbled upon her first yoga class while recovering from a back injury, seeing the effect it had on her body, connecting and discovering more about her inner-self was the beginning of the journey. She started digging deeper into a more spiritual practice, then travelled to Nepal to study for her 200 hours teacher training. Farah is currently a full time yoga teacher pursuing her dream job in helping others with their journey to self-discovery and development. We will talk about what yoga is like in Egypt, whether it’s popular or not, and how she is teaching a very special student— a Paralympic swimmer who is trying to qualify for Tokyo 2021. We’ll also touch on Sufi Yoga, a type of yoga that I had never even heard of before! Moreover, Farah and I will dive into what yoga has done for Farah on a very personal level. Although she was a competitive athlete, a gymnast, Farah struggled with severe back pain for years, and ultimately herniated her spine which halted her athletic career. Yoga was a gift to Farah “I started going to yoga classes and I loved how it felt, not just physically but spiritually. I was so depressed about my injury. I was so stressed, and feeling so down. I loved how it made me feel. Even though I used to do a lot of sports and move a lot, I wasn’t really connected to my body… I’ve learned so much body awareness though yoga.” I also want to share with you, dear reader—and listener too I hope!— my favorite moment of my interview with Farah. I asked Farah to define yoga for me. She defined yoga ask alignment. “Yoga means union in Sanskrit. It’s the union of the body, mind and the soul. Through this we get more aligned— aligned with our bodies, aligned with the moment, aligned with our breath. So alignment allows us to be more in harmony with our thoughts, our actions, our words— which makes us more intone with our purpose, intention, and values. When we are trying to find this harmony, things get aligned and put in the proper place,” says Farah. If you’d like to get in touch with Farah, you can follow her on Instagram at @farahmostafa.yoga If you’d like to learn more about Eslam you can visit his instagram account @eslam_abuali Want to learn more about Sufi Yoga? I know I do! Check out Farah’s Sufi Yoga teacher’s instagram here @elyogiali Want more? Head on over to my website https://wildyogatribe.com/podcast/ to learn more! Questions? Comments? Let's get social! https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe Mediate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Flow with me: https://www.youtube.com/c/WildYogaTribe QQqH5ZMYitYPiRZSfo7O
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June 17, 2021
An Introduction to the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast
An Introduction to the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast
Welcome, welcome, welcome. I’m so happy you are here. So what is the Wild Yoga Tribe podcast? I'm so glad you asked! The Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast is a treasury of teachings, conversations, and insight on what yoga is and what yoga offers. It features vulnerable, soul-shifting conversations with yogis and yoga teachers from around the world. Each week, your host Lily Allen-Duenas, welcomes guests onto the show who are yogis, yoginis, and yoga teachers from around the world. Sharing their insight, wisdom, and expertise on yoga, their own yoga journey, their thoughts on the entire path of yoga, and what yoga is like in their own countries.  Together, let’s discover how yoga is different in Egypt. Let’s learn about the yoga scene in Lithuania. Let’s talk about how Poland treats and thinks of yoga. The Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast shines a light on the global yoga community, on the entire yoga ecosystem. It's time to open our eyes to the entire world of yoga. Are you ready to join me on this adventure? Let's dive in. Get your glow on! Meditate with me: https://insig.ht/6gFTaXHlogb Get your flow on! Take one of of my YouTube Yoga Classes:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSigWVRTnhfsoxDjTt3wZAg Check out my website and tap into all the fantastic resources it has to offer: https://wildyogatribe.com/ Want to get social?  https://www.instagram.com/wildyogatribe/ https://www.facebook.com/wildyogatribe https://twitter.com/wildyogatribe
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June 08, 2021