In this episode, Hala Khouri, yoga teacher, somatic counselor, and activist, discusses transforming trauma through yoga and activism. Hala reveals the traumas she experienced that inspire her work, including leaving her home of Beirut, Lebanon as a young girl. She reflects on her yoga background from how a cancer diagnosis lead her to her first yoga class to her decision to become a yoga teacher.
In this episode, Jason and Chelsey Magness, professional multi-sport athletes and yoga teachers, explore the joys and challenges in adventuring racing and Slackline Yoga.
In this episode, Karen Fabian, yoga teacher, writer, and creator of Bare Bones Yoga, explores the reality of being a yoga teacher. Karen describes her style of teaching and how she knew she wanted to teach yoga. She discusses the impact of social media on the evolution of yoga in the United States. Karen shares the story of following her dream of starting her own company, Bare Bones Yoga, and the financial challenges she faced along the way.
“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, Erin Taylor, yoga teacher and global head coach of Jasyoga, tells the story of how a basketball injury brought her to yoga. She recounts the experience of teaching yoga to her college teammates and how this naturally put her in the role of yoga teacher. Erin explains the structure of Jasyoga, her revolutionary approach to teaching yoga to athletes. She discusses yoga for runners, including three essential yoga poses that runners should incorporate on a daily basis. Erin provides insights she has learned from her recent move from Seattle to England. She shares how she balances running with her yoga practice. Lastly, Erin reveals whats ahead for in 2015, including exciting developments for Jasyoga.
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.