Yoga Journal Podcasts: The Yoga Show

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.

Listen below or on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or Spotify.

 

Season 3

Episode 5: Decolonizing Yoga with Anusha Wijeyakumar

For decades, the practice of Yoga has been co-opted by white America. This has led to a commodification of the practice—of which the implications have been both harmful and far reaching. Yoga teacher and wellness consultant Anusha Wijeyakumar is one of the many voices calling to return the notion of yoga back to its roots and make the full practice accessible for anyone interested in learning the 8 limbs in a way that’s respectful and non-appropriative.

Her new book, Meditation with Intention, came out in January, and you can pre-register for her Intro to the Bhagavad Gita course as early as Friday February 26, at yogajournal.com/courses.

Episode 4: Yoga, Dating, and Data Science with Comedian Ginny Hogan

This week, Yoga Show host Lindsay Tucker chats with Ginny Hogan, a standup comedian and yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance who writes for outlets such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Vulture. After leaving a data science job in Silicon Valley, Hogan started a blog comedically analyzing data from her own dating profiles and online dates. Once she found her voice in comedy, Hogan also started down the road to health and wellness by quitting drinking and getting her 200 hour YTT certification. We caught up with her to talk about dating and YTT in the time of COVID, and how to kick a smartphone addiction—or not.

Episode 3: Teaching Yoga inside Arkansas’ Toughest Prison

Tracy Davis met Jerome Bargo after he won a years-long battle in federal court to allow practicing yoga in Arkansas’ prisons, which he’d escaped multiple times. His last escape, in 1988, earned him spots on America’s Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. After being on the run for 15 years, someone recognized him from TV in a restaurant—and he was sent to Arkansas’ Varner Unit high-security state prison where he’s serving a 140-year sentence. In Varner he found yoga, and it changed his life. In this episode, Tracy joins host Lindsay Tucker to talk about how the practice is transforming the lives of our society’s most forgotten population: prisoners.

Episode 2: Discover Your Dharma with Sahara Rose

Sahara Rose experienced plenty of false starts and moments of self-doubt on her way to becoming an ayurvedic expert, bestselling author, and modern master of ancient wisdom. On her journey toward discovering her own dharma, she learned that feelings of unworthiness can have many voices, but overcoming all the reasons not to do something is crucial in fulfilling your life’s purpose. Sahara Rose (@iamsahararose) writes about this in her new book, Discover Your Dharma, A Vedic Guide to Finding Your Purpose. It’s a friendly field guide for getting sh*t done, with tons of tips from Ayurveda.

Episode 1: Raising Your Vibration with Lalah Deliah

We chat with our January/February cover star Lalah Delia. Lalah is a spiritual writer and wellness educator, and the founder of VibrateHigherDaily.com, an online school that shares its name with her best-selling book, Vibrate Higher Daily, dedicated to all things high vibration, self care, and self empowerment. “Just because you feel lost doesn’t mean that you are. Sometimes you just have to relax, breathe deep, and trust the path you’re on.” Delia writes in the book. Because New Year’s is a time when we usually reexamine our paths and make resolutions for the future, we caught up with Lalah to talk raising vibrations and forging ahead through tough circumstances.

SEASON 2

Episode 3: Yoga and Complex Characters with Actor Michelle Natalie Nunez

On the latest episode of The Yoga Show podcast, Lindsay chats with yoga teacher, mental health advocate, and actor Michelle Natalie Nunez. Michelle stars in Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, a fictional series that takes a hard look inside a bizarre sex-crazed Rakadushi cult — which has striking similarities to that of the Rajneeshpuram, led by the Indian guru Rajneesh (later known as Osho). Michelle’s character was introduced this past Thursday, in the show’s mid-season premiere. She joined us to talk about how she uses her practice to stay centered and grounded during grueling filming of complex, often triggering subject matter.

Episode 2: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities with Dr. Dean Radin

This week we talk with Dr. Dean Radin, a parapsychologist and researcher of psychic phenomena at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Radin has dedicated his career to understanding the effect of human consciousness on the physical world. From various Emoto-style water studies to Ganzfeld tests, both of which we’ll discuss in this episode, his often controversial research claims to demonstrate human ability to experience precognition, telepathy, and telekinesis. His book, Supernormal: Science, Yoga and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities examines whether yoga and meditation can unleash inherent supernormal mental powers, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition.

Episode 1: Tearing Down Oppressive Systems with Amber Karnes

In the latest episode of the Yoga Show, Executive Editor Lindsay Tucker (@linds.tucker) chats with November/December cover yogi, Amber Karnes (@amberkarnesofficial)—founder of Body Positive Yoga—about re-thinking oppressive systems and why yoga is for all bodies.

SERIES 3: HEALING

Episode 5: Introduction to Reiki with Master Lina Iorgovan

For the last episode in our healing series, we’re joined by reiki master and intuitive Lina Iorgovan (@linamassagetherapy) who walks us through the Japanese form of energy healing known for its powerful ability to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Plus—hear Lina do a special intuitive reading of host Lindsay Tucker (@linds.tucker) and show producer Aviv Rubinstien (@rambocalrissian)!

BONUS EPISODE! Guided Hypnosis with Mark Stephens

Practice along with us as meditation expert and hypnotherapist Mark Stephens teaches a hypnosis for releasing past traumas and letting go.

Episode 4: Healing Through Hypnosis with Mark Stephens

For the fourth installment in our healing series, meditation expert and hypnotherapist Mark Stephens joins host Lindsay Tucker to talk about breaking habits for a healthier, happier lifestyle through meditation and hypnosis.

Episode 3: What to do When You’re Having Trouble Conceiving with Rosie Acosta

For the third installment in our Healing Series, we chat with yoga and meditation teacher Rosie Acosta about about women’s reproductive health and the stigmas surrounding motherhood—and how she found her path toward wholeness after a tumultuous childhood and multiple miscarriages.

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.

Contact Rae through her website or through Pacifica Graduate Institute and Nkem through her website.

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.

You can study with Colleen in her online education courses with Yoga Journal: Yoga for Inner Peace and Restorative Yoga to Overcome Emotional Roadblocks.

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.

Check out our other podcast—The Practice. Where Yoga Journal brings you accessible 5- to 30-minute meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and mantra practices from some of the world’s best teachers. All you have to do is tune in.