In this episode, MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini, yoga teachers and artists, muse on creativity, spirituality, and art.
“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 this episode, Susie and Julia interview Ann Mazur, yoga teacher, runner, and creator of Runners Love Yoga. Ann graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she specialized as a runner in the 5 and 10km on the track. However, Ann discovered yoga in 2005 and found not only that it increased her flexibility, but helped to prevent many injuries. Currently a postdoctoral fellow in the English department at the University of Virginia, Ann splits her time between academia, teaching yoga, running, and also acting in a theatrical group she helped to create.
Ask the Yogi Runners is a new bi-monthly show on Running On Om hosted by Julia Hanlon and Susie Stephen In each episode we aim to answer some of the most frequently asked questions that we have received, as yoga teachers, runners and coaches – about the separate activities of yoga and running and also how to combine the two. In our second episode, we first recap Susie’s experience as a volunteer at the HURT 100 mile race on Oahu, Hawaii and her upcoming marathon plans. We then dive into questions about whether runners can pass the point of healthy flexibility and the role of heated yoga in runner’s training.
Ask the Yogi Runners is a new bi-monthly show on Running On Om hosted by Julia Hanlon and Susie Stephen In each episode we aim to answer some of the most frequently asked questions that we have received, as yoga teachers, runners and coaches – about the separate activities of yoga and running and also how to combine the two. In our first episode, after a few introductions and scene setting conversations, we dive into questions about how to begin a yoga practice, and if you’re a runner, how to include yoga with the demands of a training plan.