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Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in e ...
 
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Exploring the 4 main margas (paths) of yoga & questioning if they make "living your yoga" off your mat simpler with Uma Subramaniam. (M. Sc Yoga science) The paths of yoga are ancient & rich. But we often get lost in the modern yoga landscape of styles, trends, and schools of yoga. The margas go back in time to much more ancient & rich wisdom often…
 
Today, we highlight 3 important topics... The trauma of cultural appropriation on Indian people What is 'decolonizing' mental health from a POC viewpoint Exploring compassion as a core value You might be wondering what any of this has to do with yoga? Occasionally, I take a step out of "traditional" or "more-predictable" yoga conversations to bring…
 
An exclusive behind-the-scenes (BTS) look at my new immersive study program. Happening this Winter 2022. For the first time, I take you behind the scenes to give you a first-hand look at how I’m re-working the existing system of studying & teaching yoga. For student who loves to practice, but looking to deepen their understanding of yoga. But doesn…
 
Social media has undoubtedly influenced yoga. In today's conversation, I explore ways in which you can verify the credibility of your Instagram-famous yoga teacher. You'll get a list of questions or thought-provoking prompts before you dedicate your time, energy and money to these yoga teachers. If you use Instagram & are a yoga teacher, chances ar…
 
Want to be a better teacher? You've first got to seek out the best yoga teacher trainings out there. But it isn't business as usual in the yoga world in 2021. I take a fresh look at where the yoga industry is headed in this new normal. Where you should be focused for higher or better yoga education. The best combination of trainings to get a good f…
 
Are you keen to understand the Bhagavad Gita & how it relates to the life of yoga seekers? If yes, this conversation is the best on this topic. Kaya Mindlin is a lifelong student & teacher of the Bhagavad Gita. She shares many fascinating aspects of this text. We don't talk about the storyline of the Gita but more along the lines of how this applie…
 
Judith Hanson Lasater is back on the show today for the 3rd time. We chat about her 2 very significant milestones. Her newest book, “Teaching Yoga with Intention - The Essential Guide to Skillful Hands-On Assists and Verbal Communication”. She also completed 50 years of teaching yoga this July & I ask her what it's like to teach for half a century.…
 
Beginner's yoga classes are often ignored by many in the modern yoga landscape. While in reality teaching beginners is one of the most rewarding experiences that a yoga teacher could ask for. It's how you can build community & confidence in yourself and your students. But there's definitely a learning curve. While I've personally built my studio wi…
 
Ayurveda is Yoga's sister science. Every now & then, I bring Ayurveda guests on the show to highlight key aspects of Ayurveda that impact our every day. In this episode, we're exploring the Gunas & how they impact us on a regular basis with Myra Lewin. Myra is an Ayurveda & Yoga Teacher with over 30 years of experience. She's an author, podcast hos…
 
Sharing answers to the TOP 5 most frequently asked questions about Pranayama on the show today. Pull up your front-row seat to my pranayama training. Hit play to find out answers to the most commonly asked questions about Pranayama. If you like what you hear & want to learn more about pranayama - check out my upcoming 30-hour pranayama training for…
 
You've got a front-row seat in my upcoming pranayama training. In today's episode, you'll discover the 3 main categories of pranayama practices. These 3 groups are like your GPS or guiding system. They make navigating through the various techniques effortless. These are fundamental to know & understand if you want to practice or teach pranayama in …
 
As yoga teachers, knowing the origins of yoga & its passage through time is very significant. In fact, I would argue that's it's required if one teaches any aspect of yoga. Knowing this correctly is not only important but has deep cultural implications if misinterpreted. I’ve been on the lookout for the “perfect” guest for this one. Someone who cou…
 
In today's episode, I chat with Alexandria Crow. An ex-gymnast turned yoga educator. Injuries from her gymnastic career led Alex to evolve her approach to yoga. Today she's passionate about making yoga accessible & living the practice through her teachings. We chat about hypermobility & the pursuit of flexibility in yoga. How to balance the pursuit…
 
Do you know there’s a Sanskrit channel on YouTube that’s phenomenal? Whether you think Sanskrit is a dead language or you’re intrigued by it. Today’s episode is fire. I’m chatting with Udaya Shreyas. A Sanskrit linguist, & the director & (much loved) host of THE SANSKRIT CHANNEL on YouTube. We chat about the birth of his channel. Why he fell in lov…
 
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Savira Gupta is back with Part 2 of the Yamas & Niyamas. If you haven't heard part 1. Check out episode 47 before listening to this one. If you ask anyone who’s raised in the culture of yoga. They’ll tell you they learned these aspects since childhood. Their first teachers being their mothers, grandmothers, school teachers, elders, spiritual lesson…
 
I'm obsessed with how yoga teachers are created. Because ultimately its teachers who control the destiny of yoga in the modern yoga world. This is why you should care about what happens in yoga teacher training. This episode was not meant to be on the podcast. In fact, it was just something I shared on Instagram. But it triggered & resonated deeply…
 
Have you ever asked yourself what’s the difference between hip pain & pelvic girdle pain? How do we as yoga-asana teachers help the students work through this? Shannon Crow is on the show today answering these questions & a whole lot more. Shannon is a yoga teacher, trainer, host of the connected yoga teacher podcast & the founder of pelvic health …
 
Somatic yoga is becoming a popular term in the modern yoga world. In this episode, we chat with Trina Altman about her new book, Yoga Deconstructed: Movement Science Principles. An in-depth look into modern movement science & yoga. We cover somatic yoga training, why injuries occur, progressions & regressions in yoga asana, hypermobility, cueing & …
 
Do you ever feel something is missing in your yoga journey? Do you feel like you’re lacking something when it comes to living your yoga thoroughly? Whether you answered yes or not, as a yoga teacher you cannot dismiss the Yamas & Niyamas. Which are so often OVERSIMPLIFIED as black & white in the modern yoga landscape. Often spoken about more than l…
 
“The teachings of yoga are superior to the teacher” - Kaya Mindlin A skilled yoga teacher will impact not just your learning but your life. Kaya Mindlin unpacks the nuances of a teacher-student relationship in modern yoga. If you’re a yoga teacher wondering what’s missing in your yoga journey, it's probably a skilled teacher who goes beyond the boo…
 
Did you know you don’t need to do arm balances on your arms alone? In fact, arm balances aren’t necessarily reserved only for advanced asana practice. On the podcast today, I chat with Allison Ray Jeraci about making arm balances fun with a unique & fresh approach. We chat about how to get into arm balances without ever balancing on your arms. Fun …
 
Identifying your imposter syndrome will be a game-changer for yoga teachers. Identifying & learning to navigate this skillfully is what we chat about today with Modo Hesselink. We get into what imposter syndrome is & how it limits yoga teachers. Mado talks about her experience with yoga teachers who deal with this on a daily basis. Plus her tips & …
 
Answering 3 very important questions that every yoga teacher asks at some point... Especially right after graduating a teacher training & entering the very real world of teaching yoga. Most yoga teachers feel alone, lost & unsure of how to navigate this new world. How to draw the line between self-practice & yoga class prep as a yoga teacher? Shoul…
 
Free pranayama class & with extra pranayama notes & sequence tips for yoga teachers is out on the show today. Are you fascinated yet a little confused by pranayama? A little unsure as to where to begin? Well, I've got you covered. The idea to offer this free pranayama class came to me when I was putting the final touches on my pranayama immersion &…
 
The Bhagavad Gita is a text that's fascinated generations of humanity. For yoga teachers, this text is extremely valuable for life. I will be exploring this text in more future episodes as it's impossible to capture its essence in just one episode. My guest today is Luvena Rangel, the founder of curvy yogi. A body-positive yoga teacher, cultural ap…
 
As a yoga teacher, it's not important to have good yoga photos. But it is necessary if you're trying to grow your yoga career. Think of all the brands you've paid attention to. Chances are they've told you a story through their photos. The best part of yoga photos is that you can now get decent ones on your iPhone or if you have the budget work wit…
 
Talking about post-lineage yoga today on the Let’s Talk Yoga Podcast with Theodora Wildcroft. Lineage in yoga has always fascinated & frustrated me at the same time. So when I discovered Theo’s book on Post-Lineage yoga I knew I excited, curious & but also cautious. Excited & curious because lineages have played an important part in yoga’s transmis…
 
Growing up in India, I noticed a culture of body shaming, an obsession with thinness, & fair skin being the ideal standard to be considered beautiful. While my own household luckily never endorsed any of this. Body image hit me like a rock when I became a professional Bollywood dancer at the Shiamak Dance company. Often if not always we were shamed…
 
Mirabelle D'Cunha & I have a soulful conversation about Sadhana on the show today. Sadhana is the very fabric that helps us move forward on our yogic path. And there's no better person for you to learn what Sadhana is all about. Conversations about our sadhana as yoga teachers are vastly missing in today's yoga world. We often confuse lose sight of…
 
Back with what is probably my most favorite solo episode yet. I've just launched The Mindful Yoga Teachers Club & this conversation is geared to give you an insight into my world & thought process. When you decide to be a yoga teacher, you often have to learn 2 things - yoga & how to get your yoga into the hands of your 'potential yoga students'. T…
 
Did you know there's a goddess of yoga nidra? Or how you can set a mental alarm clock? Do you know the "real" meaning of yoga nidra apart from yogic sleep? What about people with trauma? In today's episode, we uncover the power of yoga Nidra once again with Tracee Stanley. Author of a new book on yoga nidra called Radiant Rest. Tracee goes deep int…
 
I chat with one of my go-to yoga teachers today, Rocky Heron. I found Rocky right after the pandemic hit in 2020. I instantly gravitated towards his approach to asana & movement. I found his classes to be well-structured, playful, mindful & authentic. Even before the podcast was born, I knew I’d have him on someday to chat about his approach. Criti…
 
I've been fascinated by fascia for a while now. This week I've found the perfect guest to chat with about all things fascia. My guest today is Pooja Virani. She's a Pain-Free Movement Specialist and Social Justice Consultant on a mission to spread joy, foster equality, and help people reach their highest potential. Having practiced for 15 years and…
 
There's something so beautiful about the Purushartha system. In English, we could call it, the 4 pillars of life. These principles have existed for 1000s of years in Vedic culture. Guiding people who seek this wisdom. But unknown to most people who practice or even teach Yoga. My guest today, Savira Gupta started indulging in Yoga at 40. She comes …
 
Communication is central to our life. As yoga teachers, we communicate constantly through our words, actions & bodies. Yoga philosophy often shows us how to communicate compassionately. But in today's world of social media & cancel culture it can be very challenging. There's a gap between silent & spoken communication. The 'tone' of how we communic…
 
Pranayama is the yogic art of breathing. Ancient yogis knew the power & potential of our breath. They gifted us this wisdom through the practice of pranayama. But in the modern asana dominant world we sometimes don't think of pranayama beyond inhales, exhales & ujjayi breathing. But it is SO much more... My guest today is Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian…
 
As yoga teachers, we have access to amazing tools in yoga to help in this fight against COVID19. There's so much we can offer our students and ourselves in terms of respiratory health well-being & immunity boosting. Doing a special solo episode sharing some of my best advice for this pandemic that seems neverending. Whether you teach or do yoga, to…
 
Exploring the connection between zero waste living & yoga on the podcast today! Like many of you, I’m big on being a conscious consumer, reducing my carbon footprint, living a low waste lifestyle & most importantly, living my yoga in areas of my life off the yoga mat… For me, there’s no point in doing all the yoga if you can’t take it with you - in…
 
I’m delighted to share my podcast guest today. Dr. Shyam Ranganathan is a field-changing researcher, scholar, author, and teacher of philosophy, and an expert in the neglected traditions of Indian moral philosophy, including Yoga. He’s also a trained scholar, researcher of philosophy, and an author, editor, and translator of over 50 peer-reviewed, …
 
My guest today needs no introduction. Andrea Ferretti & her podcast, Yogaland are beloved names in the yoga industry. Standing at 4 million downloads Andrea is the queen of content creation in the industry. Recently, she launched her own content creation course to help yoga teachers understand and navigate the world of content creation. In our conv…
 
Restorative yoga is a hidden gem of modern yoga Adelene Cheong, a London-based senior yoga teacher who specializes in restorative yoga. When I met Adelene in a recent training I instantly knew that I wanted to have her chat with you about all things restorative yoga as she's steeped in it from years of experience. This conversation weaves through m…
 
In this episode, I talk to Anusha Wijeyakumar, the founder of Shanti Within Wellness. Anusha Wijeyakumar is an author and a motivational speaker with areas of expertise in the science of mindfulness and meditation. Anusha is among the few South Asian women in the yoga industry making a real difference with her work every day. Meditation is a big pa…
 
What Ayurveda has to say about your GUT-HEALTH? One of my intentions in 2021 is to take better care of my digestive health. Like so many of you, when it comes to living holistically, I first turn to Yoga & Ayurveda for answers. In this episode, I chat with Dr. Ram Tamang, an Ayurvedic doctor (& also my doctor) with 20 years of experience. Born & ra…
 
As we wrap up the year, I’d like to thank you for tuning into the show, leaving reviews, and for all the kind words! I'm also grateful to all the amazing guests that we had on the show. It's amazing how much Let's Talk Yoga has grown over a short period of time! Wish you a joyful, safe, peaceful holiday season to all of our listeners and we're look…
 
Can fat people do yoga? Oftentimes, larger-body people experience hostility in fitness environments. Amber Karnes certainly remembers how nervous she was when she first joined a yoga class. Nevertheless, her body figure and all the constant negative self-talk didn’t stop her and eventually, she got hooked on practicing yoga. She originally started …
 
Since some of our listeners have been curious about my yoga journey, I thought that this would be the perfect time to drop a bonus episode. I’m sharing with you an interview that I did with Andrea Ferretti of Yogaland Podcast earlier this summer. Andrea Ferretti is the well-known host of the long-running Yogaland podcast & wife of Jason Crandell, a…
 
When I thought about the perfect guest to talk about OM, Sanskrit language, as well as mantra and meditation, I thought of Sunita Baste Patil. She shares her vast knowledge & experience in today's podcast. If you've ever wondered about the origins of OM, the meaning, the significance, the pronunciation - you'll discover those answers in today's con…
 
Indu Arora is back on the podcast again! This time we geek out about all things self-care from the rich & deep wisdom of Ayurveda. Indu just released her 3rd book, SOMA 100 heritage recipes for self-care. This conversation is woven around self-care rituals detailed in her latest e-book. If you've been looking to go beyond trendy self-care & invest …
 
Usually, when we think of history, we think of it as boring. But as I was looking for someone to help weave the journey of yoga in North America, I stumbled upon Colin Hall’s show called the Yoga History Podcast that was made in collaboration with Yoga International. It really surprised me as Colin has this amazing sense of humor while providing gr…
 
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