“It’s medicinal to be so present. It’s medicine and wherever that student is, in that moment, they’re either able to swallow it and be like, ‘oh thank you,’ or it’s going to be so bitter, scary, and frightening that they need to go off and do some more work before they are really able to inhabit the present moment.” * In this episode, Kevin Courtney, yoga teacher and musician, tells the story of his musical background from playing guitar in his youth to exploring the healing power of shamanic ceremony music. Kevin recounts the first yoga class he ever attended and what drew him back to his mat. He discusses how his evolution as a yoga teacher has been centered on maintaining a spirit of openness, gratitude, and co-creation in a highly commercialized yoga world. Kevin reflects on his experiences teaching at Bonnaroo Music Festival and Wanderlust Yoga Festival. He shares the creative process behind his yoga music album “Nada Sadhana.” Lastly, Kevin provides insight on practicing presence in music, yoga, and everyday life.
In the episode, Gillian Gebree, yoga teacher, professional ocean sports athlete, and owner of Paddle into Fitness, describes where her love of the ocean began from her childhood on Cape Cod. She explains what is stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga and the actual logistics of practicing yoga on the water. Gillian reflects on her most memorable teaching moment of 2014. She explores how she navigates the challenges of being self-employed and balancing her teaching with competing. Gillian reviews the different styles of water racing she participates in, and which discipline she likes the most. She shares on how she stays motivated in her training. Gillian offers insight on the practice of presence in water sports and yoga. Lastly, Gillian reveals whats on her yoga teaching and racing calendars in 2015.
In this episode, Goldie Graham, yoga teacher, community organizer, and runner, describes her yoga background from why she first stepped on a yoga mat to how she knew she wanted to be a yoga teacher. Goldie offers advice for people who are interested in doing a teacher training. She recounts a recent memorable yoga class she taught at Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Vermont and what made it so special. Goldie discusses the details behind organizing a yoga-run event called More Movement and what it was like to teach 600 people. She tells the story of how Brogan, her husband and cofounder of November Project, met. Goldie reveals what is her favorite workout in the November Project weekly schedule. She reflects on her upcoming New York City Marathon. Goldie provides insight on living yoga off the mat through the practice of patience. She shares yoga teachers that inspire her and how she unplugs. Goldie explains her philosophy on nutrition from her favorite juicing recipe to her top eating spots in Boston. Lastly, she previews upcoming projects.