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Episode 182: Yoga for First Responders with Olivia Mead

Soon after deciding to teach yoga to first responders, yoga teacher Olivia Mead decided to go through fire and police academy. She wanted to develop authentic yoga classes that would resonate with -- not alienate -- first responders. She also wanted to develop yoga...

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Episode 181: On Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Yoga teacher trainings have changed a lot over the years. When I did my 200-hour training years ago, I jumped in without knowing what to expect. I loved my training, but it was more of an immersion than a teacher training.In this episode, Jason and two of his...

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Episode 177: A Young Yoga Teacher Shares His Story

Today, I'm joined by  Tabay Atkins and his mother, Sahel Anvarinejad. Tabay contacted us awhile back to inquire if we’d be OK with a 14-year-old attending one of Jason’s advanced teacher training modules. It turns out that when Tabay was 11, he became one of the...

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Episode 170: Seane Corn’s Revolution of the Soul

International yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn joins us this week. Seane recently added another title she says she never thought she’d hold to her list of accomplishments: Published author. Her new book, Revolution of the Soul, is a powerful mix of personal...

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Episode 166: The Power of Essential Oils with Elena Brower

The scent of lavender wafting from every local yoga studio’s doors may be a relatively recent phenomenon, but essential oils have been used to bolster health and well being for thousands of years, says this week’s guest Elena Brower, who is a New York yoga teacher and...

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Episode 158: Closing the Wellness Gap with Nicole Cardoza

Today’s guest is Nicole Cardoza, founder of Yoga Foster. I couldn't be more excited about Nicole's mission to bring more movement into classrooms across the country. Her approach is innovative, too -- Nicole's background in tech inspired her to create a platform that...

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Episode 155: Creating a Pranic Budget with Sarah Kucera

If you’ve followed this podcast for a while, you know that I think self care is vitally important if you want to live a happy, healthy life. (I even created an online course about self care!) You might also know that I dabble in Ayurveda and I’m fascinated about what...

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Episode 154: Bernie Clark on the Benefits of Yin

The thoughtful and articulate Bernie Clark joins us on the show this week! Bernie is perhaps best known for his influential Yin yoga teachings as well as his books, The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, and Your Body, Your Yoga. When Jason and I shared our thoughts about...

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Episode 133: Yoga for Life’s Transitions with Ty Powers

This week, I talk with Ty Powers. You might know Ty as the husband of my personal yoga teacher, Sarah Powers. He's also an incredibly insightful teacher in his own right, a meditation teacher, and coach. Recently, he's also been leading workshops called Changes and...

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Episode 120: Yoga and Addiction with Nikki Myers

If you haven't been directly impacted by addiction, there's a good chance you know someone who has. Today's guest, Nikki Myers, a yoga therapist and the founder of Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery), shares how yoga has helped with her personal struggles with addiction...

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Episode 106: Yoga, Birth, and Business with Rachel Yellin

Yoga offers us so much more than a healthy body and mind--it also helps us to get to know ourselves on a deep, intimate level. That deep knowing can help us make better decisions about every aspect of our lives, which is especially true during the childbirth process,...

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Episode 92: Yoga for Healthy Aging with Baxter Bell

Did you know that the fastest growing demographic of yogis are ages 55 and older? Neither did I! I learned all sorts of fascinating facts, statistics, and new research from this week’s guest, Baxter Bell, a medical doctor and the co-author of the new book Yoga for Healthy Living.

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Episode 51: Susan Cain — Embrace Your Quiet Side

Susan Cain is the reason the word "introvert" is now in common parlance. Her book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" spent more than four years on The New York Times Best Seller List, her Ted Talk on the topic has been viewed more than...

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Episode 46: Jessamyn Stanley’s Every Body Yoga

Hello Yogalandia! This week, I talk to the super sharp and funny Jessamyn Stanley. Jessamyn is a world-traveling yoga teacher who has a new book, Every Body Yoga. I love Jessamyn's story and she writes about it with such grace and humor in her book: A few years ago...

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Episode 45: Amanda Giacomini’s 10,000 Buddhas Project

This week, we dive into the mind and creative process of artist and yogini Amanda Giacomini. Amanda has been working for several years on a project to put 10,000 Buddhas out into the world. Her work has appeared on murals, canvases, and prayer wheels in cities from...

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Episode 41: Deborah Burkman — You Are Enough

In this age of insta-celebrity and everyone chasing their 15 minutes of fame, it's refreshing to talk to a long-term, successful yoga teacher. Deborah Burkman is one such person. She's been teaching for 17 years, in many settings, and loves her job. She's not famous...

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Episode 33: Bex Urban — Best Yoga Retreat Ever

This week's episode will be inspiring for yoga teachers and logistically helpful for the teachers out there. It's all about creating successful yoga retreats. And while it may seem like anachronous timing to think about yoga retreats while the world is in such a state...

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Episode 20: Seane Corn – Activism for Yogis

Unless you've been living high up in the Himalayas without wifi, you've likely had moments of feeling despair, fear, perhaps even helpless about the current state of violence and discord in the world. I woke up a few months ago, after the Orlando shooting, and felt...

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Episode 19: Coral Brown – Geeky Fun With Hindu Deities

Hi everyone, This week my guest is senior Prana Vinyasa Flow teacher Coral Brown (@coralbrownyoga). In her yoga teaching and in her one-on-one therapy practice, Coral draws on 20 years experience of in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open...

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Episode 10: Stephanie Snyder – Love Your Whole Story

Hi everyone! After interviewing many traveling yoga teachers, I wanted to talk to a teacher who has focused on building a successful career serving her local community. Enter vinyasa yoga teacher Stephanie Snyder. Although Steph (@stephsnyderyoga) has spent her fair...

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Episode 7: Taylor Harkness – Being True to You

Hello and Happy Summer! Have you met or taken class online with Taylor Harkness yet? You should! Taylor (@tjhark on Instagram) is warm and heartful with an infectious charm. He's young (my first millennial on the podcast) but he is truly a wise, old soul. Taylor...

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Episode 2: Stacy Meyrowitz – How Yoga Saved My Life

My guest on this episode is the incredible (and hilarious) Stacy Meyrowitz. Fourteen years ago, Stacy survived a massive brain hemorrhage. The trauma of long hospital stays, countless scans, and three brain surgeries left Stacy feeling completely out of whack and...

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Episode 1: Amy Ippoliti – Meditating with a Manta Ray

In episode 1, I talked to well-known yoga teacher and environmental activist Amy Ippoliti about her project to raise awareness for marine life. She shares what it was like doing yoga with whale sharks, manta rays, and dolphins and how her yoga practice supported her.

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