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7 Podcasts We Think Yogis Will Love

Take a break from hard-hitting news and reconnect to the holistic lifestyle and yoga mindset we all crave on the daily. Tune in to these yoga-inspired podcasts anytime you need a little grounding or inspiration.

1. From The Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl

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Listen if…you’re feeling stressed

Why we love it

Rachel Brathen’s calm voice, pranayama and meditation practices, and topical conversations about overcoming life’s challenges will help you feel less alone and more grounded. With her large social community backing her (the show launched at #2 on the Apple Podcast charts), Brathen has created a movement toward connection and self-acceptance.

The inspiration: 

“I felt inspired to start the podcast from a longing to deepen my connection with the community and to have a tool to continue conversations as they develop through social media,” Brathen says. “I invite guests that inspire me and dive into a different topic, from the heart, every week.”

Subscribe to From the Heart on iTunes

See also The Yoga of Childbirth: Rachel Brathen Shares Baby Lea Luna’s Birth Story

2. The Balanced Blonde // Soul On Fire

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Listen if…you’re a millennial 

Why we love it: 

Jordan Younger hits home on topics that many millennials are facing in everyday life. From finding a home vibe that fits your unique self to how to become a successful, fulfilled blogger or yoga teacher, Younger openly asks wellness experts the questions we’ve all been wondering about. 

The inspiration: 

“I was inspired to start my podcast because I was craving a deeper connection with The Balanced Blonde community that went beyond the written word,“ Younger says. “Simultaneously I began teaching yoga classes and yoga events, so between those and the podcast I definitely got what I was craving! It’s been an amazing way to connect, and on a personal level I have learned so much about connecting and listening in a brand new way. It has been a fun way to evolve my brand on all levels!” 

Subscribe to Soul On Fire on iTunes.

See also 10 Tips & a Meditation for Riding Life’s Turbulent Waters

3. Yogaland

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Listen if…you’re a yoga teacher or devoted yogi

Why we love it: 

Yoga Journal alum with years of both yoga and journalism under her belt, Andrea Ferretti dives into the topics that yogis care about most. Her guests often include world-class teachers, such as Alexandria Crow, Bo Forbes, Maty Ezraty, and Ferretti’s husband, Jason Crandell. Listen for thorough and engaging conversations about all things yoga from the perspective of top teachers with years of experience. 

The inspiration: 

“My initial reason for starting the podcast is that I had interviewed so many amazing, insightful teachers in my years at Yoga Journal and I wanted to share those conversations,” Ferretti says. “I like the raw, unedited format of a long-form podcast. And one of my favorite parts of being an editor is the reporting. So, creating this podcast brought together all of my passions—yoga, journalism, and simply connecting with interesting people.”

Subscribe to Yogaland on iTunes

See also Jason Crandell’s Top 10 Poses to Practice Daily

4. Rock Your Bliss

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Listen if…you need some inspired girl time

Why we love it: 

Jacki Carr and Mary Beth LaRue’s silly and relatable conversations feel like you’re grabbing coffee with your best girlfriends. Rock Your Bliss connects through a feminine power to share the stories and inspirations of women doing amazing things in the yoga and wellness world. 

The inspiration: 

“We were inspired by the real and raw conversations we were having in our workshops (both online and in person), on our retreats and with one another,” LaRue says. “We truly believe in the power of vulnerability and authenticity and our podcast is a celebration of just that, a type of living we call “blisscrafting.” The podcast is truly an extension of our conversations in a coffee shop or curled up on the couch or in our long-distance friendship. No editing allowed because there’s so much beauty in being human.” 

Subscribe to Rock Your Bliss on iTunes

If you like the podcast, you’ll love our online course Yoga for Creativity with Mary Beth LaRue. Sign up now!

5. Radically Loved Radio

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Listen if…you’re working through something hard

Why we love it: 

Live Be Yoga ambassador Rosie Acosta has quick (under 10 minute) life-coaching podcasts that help you recenter and set intentions to become your best self. Episodes like “3 Steps to Transform Negative Thoughts” and “5 Ways to Kick Bad Habits” offer advice and clarity when life feels hard. 

The inspiration: 

Acosta says she started the podcast because she had “a desire to learn why people practice yoga, in the ‘off mat’ sense. Also, I’m writing a book, and it was for research purposes and it ended up just taking off…who knew?”

Subscribe to Radically Loved Radio on iTunes

See also Live Be Yoga: 5 Travel Tips for Yogis

6. Free Cookies

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Listen if…you want more than yoga and wellness topics

Why we love it: 

ESPNW sports writer Kate Fagan and longtime YJ contributor Kathryn Budig‘s chemistry is fun, witty, and a breath of fresh air, compared with some more serious yogic podcasts we’ve listened to. These two find a way to merge sports and yoga into a thoughtful conversation that never gets boring. 

The inspiration: 

“My girlfriend and I were constantly tackling in-depth topics for hours, and we finally thought—why don’t we do this on a podcast?” Budig says. “Combine her background in sports, mine in wellness, and an added dose of our wild curiosity for all the truths brewing beneath the surface. We also love to laugh and have a great banter—thus Free Cookies was born!”

Subscribe to Free Cookies on iTunes

See also Kathryn Budig’s Healing Meditation for Yoga Injuries

7. Highest Self Podcast

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Listen if…you want Ayurvedic and spiritual inspiration

Why we love it: 

Sahara Rose is an up-and-coming spiritual guru on all things Ayurveda and modern spirituality. She breaks down ancient theories, philosophies, and practices—such as Doshas, the power of crystals, and Hindu Goddesses—into modern-day terms. Her short and sweet episodes will help you on your own personal path to enlightenment. 

The inspiration: 

“I felt inspired to start this podcast because it is exactly what I wish I had on my journey in becoming my highest self,” Rose says. “I craved to share the tools and insights I’ve learned along the way, such as discovering my Dosha, past lives and soul’s archetypes because these findings can be so pivotal in an individual’s personal development. I’m blown away by the transformations I’ve seen in my listeners and am grateful to be a medium for the greater universal message that channels through me.”

Subscribe to Highest Self Podcast on iTunes

See also Putting Ayurvedic Theory IRL Terms: What Your Dosha Really Says About You