Episode 38: Balancing Nonharming & Truth-Telling With Nikki Estrada

Hi everyone!

I’ve been doing asana practice for many years. As my body continues to change, my physical practice continues to change as well. But one thing that doesn’t change: My passion and interest for incorporating the principles of yoga (and Buddhism) into my daily life. I’ve gotten feedback from many of you that you’d like more guidance around this topic and that was the genesis of this week’s episode.

I sat down with Nikki Estrada (@yogininikki) to talk about the first two ahimsa (nonharming) and satya (truth). These are such seemingly straightforward principles, but like everything in yoga, there’s a lot of nuance and that’s why I think this podcast format is so perfect for learning. There will be many more yoga philosophy discussions — in the meantime, enjoy this one and let me know what you think!

Here’s a little bit more about Nikki: She has more than 20 years teaching experience and has been leading 200 and 300-hour teaching trainings for more than 12 years. She was Director of Trainer Development for YogaWorks for more than 7 years where she supported and mentored teacher trainers. She leads intensives, immersions and workshop series in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She contributes to Yoga International where you can find her articles and videos. Nikki is an Athleta Ambassador for embodying the Power of She, is sponsored by Zobha, has presented at Yoga Journal conferences and was voted best yoga teacher by Marin Magazine 2016.

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  1. The link for this pod cast does not work in Safari.

    • Hi Gayle! I’m not sure how to help because I actually listen to the podcast in Safari. Have you updated it lately? You could also listen to the podcast on iTunes on your computer or on the Podcast app on your iphone. If you have an Android phone, download the Acast app. Let me know how it goes. Andrea

  2. Another great episode. This was so helpful to me — especially the part about saying no and then not having to attach a big explanation to that.

  3. Dear Andrea,

    I am (obviously) still far behind on your podcast, but I just wanted to say, that again this episode spoke to me in such a way. And I am so so grateful for your work.

    I just had a situation where somebody said something to me that was deeply hurtful and I am now more convinced than before, that I have to address it head on. SO thank you and of course also thank Nikki!

    • Thanks for listening, Nadine. I’m glad that it was helpful…and I’m sorry for the hurtful comment! Warmly, Andrea


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