The yoga world is full of passion, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit. In this podcast Yoga Journal editors interview thought leaders, experts, teachers, and disruptors about the creative, practical, and spiritual issues flowing through the yoga community today.
In this podcast, we’ll be releasing 4-episode series around the themes of each issue of our magazine: Creativity, Energy, Healing, Celebration, and more.
SERIES 3: Healing
Episode 2: Embodied Activism with Nkem Ndefo and Rae Johnson
The theme of our September/October issue is Healing—and on the latest episode of The Yoga Show we chat with Rae Johnson and Nkem Ndefo, leaders of an Embodied Activism Course from Embodied Philosophy. Drawing on neuroscience, somatic theory and practice, liberation psychology, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive education, and lived experience, the course examines practical strategies to reclaiming, resisting, and interrogating the political realities of our everyday lives using the felt experiences of our bodies as the groundwork for social justice—so we can come at personal and community healing from the inside out.
This episode of The Yoga Show is sponsored by Say Your Peace. Say Your Peace aims to spark global change through self-transformation and community dialogue. Share your story by using #SayYourPeace and following us on Instagram and Facebook.
Episode 1: Healing Complex Traumas with Steven Medeiros
The theme of our September/October issue is Healing—a complicated task. physically, psychologically, emotionally. In some way, trauma finds its way into each and every one of our lives, and no one comes pre-programmed with a roadmap for how to overcome it. But with the help of our friends, family, our community, and professionals, we can start down the path toward feeling whole.This week’s guest is the subject of our cover story: Steven Medeiros. He’s an activist and advocate from the bay area who lost his leg to a motorcycle accident 17 years ago, and his mother to murder at age 12. He’s had a long, tough road to healing both physically and mentally from his past. And today, he uses what he’s learned in an attempt to help heal society at large, to push for much-needed criminal justice reforms, and to help prevent others like him from facing the same circumstances. (Stephen's Book recommendation from the podcast: The New Jim Crow.)
SERIES 2: Energy
Bonus Episode: Reclaiming your Energy with Dr. Pedram Shojai
We talk with New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Urban Monk, Dr. Pedram Shojai, about his new book, Focus: Bringing Time, Energy, and Money into Flow—a step-by-step plan for mastering your time by intentionally managing energy economics.
Episode 4: The Energy of Money with Clare Cui
For the final conversation in our Energy series, we hear from six-figure sales coach and yoga teacher Clare Cui about working with money’s energy to unleash life’s greatest possibilities.
Episode 3: Food Energetics and Classical Chinese Medicine with Nathalie Basile
As part of our four-part series on energy, we chat with Classical Chinese Medicine practitioner Nathalie Basile about how she uses Chi, the energy of all things, to help her clients find holistic well-being through tailored treatments and meal plans.
For more conversations on energy and its many functions for well-being, check out our July/August issue. Find Nathalie at alchemyasheville.com.
Episode 2: Energy Healing with Donna Eden
In this episode, we explore energy medicine with Donna Eden, author and founder of Eden Energy Medicine.
You can study with Donna in her online education courses with Yoga Journal: Energy Medicine Yoga: Transformation Through the Subtle Body.
Episode 1: Harnessing Positive Energy with Olympian Tianna Bartoletta
For the first installment in our four-part series on energy, we chat with three-time Olympic track and field gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta about overcoming health challenges, practicing yoga for athletic performance and overall wellbeing, and harnessing energy to bring home the gold.
For more conversations on energy and how to channel it when we need it most, check out our July/August issue—or visit yogajournal.com and @yogajournal on Instagram and Facebook.
SERIES 1: CREATIVITY
Episode 4: Creative Yoga Solutions and the Future of Practice with Colleen Saidman Yee and Sean Porter
For the last installment of our four-part series on creativity, we chat with two industry leaders—Colleen Saidman Yee and Sean Porter—to find out how yoga practice is changing forever in the face of the pandemic. For more conversations on creativity, check out our May/June issue.
Episode 3: Tapping the Muse with Elizabeth Gilbert and Jen Pastiloff
We talk with bestselling authors Elizabeth Gilbert and Jen Pastiloff about tapping into your own muse and moving beyond fear into a creative life.
Episode 2: Creative Practice Through Yoga with Tracee Stanley
Executive Editor Lindsay Tucker talks to Tantra teacher Tracee Stanley about accessing our inner gifts through yoga. The former Hollywood producer also discusses yoga techniques for calming down and getting creative during COVID-19 and beyond.
Episode 1: Creative Manifesting with Sahara Rose Ketabi
We chat with Ayurvedic expert and author Sahara Rose about how to discover your dharma and kickstart your dream life—right now.
Read Yoga Journal's January/February cover story on Sahara Rose.
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