In this episode, Kyle Finch and KamGi Chak, founders of Be Love Apparel and social activists, tell the story of how they met in Thailand and their journey creating their home in Topanga, California. They reveal what inspired them to start their apparel company Be Love. Kyle and KamGi discuss the power of the yoga community and how it has helped Be Love grow. They explain what organizations Be Love supports with their profits, including the LA-based Alexandria House. Kyle and KamGi reflect on the challenges they have encountered in owning their own company. They provide insight on how Be Love remains authentic in the fashion world. Lastly, Kyle and KamGi share unexpected moments of discovering their Be Love apparel and how they unplug from work.
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, Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga, yoga teacher, wellness coach, and dancer, discusses her dance background, how she created Afro Flow Yoga, and issues of diversity in the yoga world. She reveals her journey to become a professional dancer for the Alvin Ailey Company. Leslie explains what is Afro Flow Yoga, how a trip to Africa inspired its creation, and the riveting story of the very first Afro Flow Yoga Class. Leslie provides insight on issues of diversity in the yoga community and the healing work that she is doing. She previews upcoming events for Afro Flow Yoga, including collaborations with the renowned Omega Institute. Lastly, Leslie offers her perspective on nutrition, from what she eats to advice for those interested in eating clean.
In this episode, Cara Gilman, yoga teacher, cycle instructor, and long-distance runner, discusses her relationship with yoga, running, and the integration of these movement forms in her life. Cara shares the stories behind how yoga and running came into her life and why she became a yoga teacher. She reveals how she overcame the fears associated with making her livelihood as a yoga teacher and how her students inspire her. Cara describes her three main self-care practices, including meditation, and how she fits these into her daily schedule. Cara offers advice for those interested in trying running or yoga and the benefits for those on either side of the spectrum. She provides details on her training for the 2014 Fall Chicago Marathon and her plans to become a running coach. Lastly, Cara explains why Gabrielle Bernstein inspires her and how her husband balances her.
In this episode, Carly Wilson, surfer and yogi, shares the story of how her mother first taught her to surf. She discusses all things surfing– how to navigate fear of waves, what kind of board she uses, and the variability of a surfing session. Carly reflects on her experience as a woman in the sport and her female inspirations in the surfing world. Carly reveals what she thinks about when riding a wave. She explores the intersection between yoga and surfing. Carly explains the role of nutrition in her life– both as fueling her sport and her sponsors. Lastly, Carly expresses her excitement to go back to school to study sustainable food systems of Hawaii.
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.