In this episode, Patrick Beach, international yoga teacher with a widely-followed Instagram of over 182,000 followers, recounts his first-ever yoga class and how he fell in love with handstands. He discusses the teachers that inspire him and why he became a yoga teacher. Patrick explains what is behind his unique teaching style. He reflects on how his Instagram account has changed his life and connected him with a global community. Patrick reveals what he is working on in his own yoga practice, on and off the mat. He tells the story of how Carling, his wife, and him met. Lastly, Patrick gives his perspective on the future of yoga in the next 25 years.
In this episode Julie Piatt, healer, musician, yogi, plant-based chef, meditator, mother of four, and author, shares a wealth of information about practicing spirituality amidst living a busy life. She explores how she practices gratitude on a daily basis and what is means to lives yoga off the mat. Julie reveals the unique components of her Jai Release Meditation program and the experience of her meditation practice leading her to finding her voice as a musician. She discusses what it is like having her sons as her band. Julie provides insight from balancing her many roles and who inspires her now. Lastly, Julie offers wisdom on living as a spiritual being surrounded by others who don’t share the same mindset.
In this episode Dana Flynn, yoga teacher and co-creator of the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, shares the story of how yoga came into her life: from being a former stockbroker, owning a restaurant in New York City, to the spiritual journey that brought her to her mat. She describes the biggest challenge in her personal yoga practice and her inspirational Lotus community. Dana reflects on the intersection between music and yoga in her life and in Lotus Flow. Lastly, Dana reveals whats ahead for 2014: the upcoming Lotus Shakti Summit and exciting trainings and growth in the Laughing Lotus Center.
In this episode we discuss how Faith Hunter, yoga teacher and social activist, discovered yoga as a way to cope with her brother Michael dying of AIDS. Faith explains her yoga teacher training background with the Laughing Lotus School and how she has evolved her teaching into her signature style of Embrace Your Flow. She discusses her work in Haiti and how listeners can become involved in either trainings or a retreat in Haiti. Faith shares her biggest personal inspiration and what she is looking forward to in 2014.
In this episode we explore Sage Rountree, yoga teacher, runner, triathlete, endurance sports coach, and author’s relationships with balancing yoga and running. Sage reveals how she found yoga and what inspired her to become a yoga teacher. Sage also discusses “yoga moments” during a race, how yoga can fit into runners’ training, and her own story of battling a running injury. Lastly, Sage shares her inspirations, from great reads to her recent REI/Prana Tour.
In this episode we explore Darren Rhodes, yoga teacher, director of YogaOasis, and founder of YogaHour’s yoga background from how it helped heal his scoliosis to how he began teaching at YogaOasis in 1997. He shares what yoga philosophy and postures currently inspire him. Darren discuses his experiences modeling and writing on over 400 yoga poses for his book, the Yoga Resource Practice Manual eBook. Darren reveals whats ahead for 2014 and what he foresees as the future of yoga in the United States in the next 25 years.