On today’s episode I talk with Emmie Rae. Emmie is a restorative yoga teacher in Sydney, and I first found her work on rest through the recommendation of a fellow teacher and friend. Emmie has traveled the world to train with and assist the best restorative teachers the yoga community has to offer - people like judith & lizzie lasater, and roger cole. However, Emmie brings her own unique perspective to restorative yoga by combining it with Human Design - which we cover in a good amount of detail in this episodeRead More
In today’s episode I talk with Alex Mazerolle, or better know an Ally Maz. Ally is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and soon to be author. Her work focuses largely around empowering young women through yoga, real conversation, and deep connection. Alex is also the co-founder of The Distrikt, a yoga & movement studio in North Vancouver that after 5 incredible years, recently closed its doors.Read More
On today’s episode I talk with Amy Matthews. Amy has been teaching movement for over 25 years. Amy is a yoga teacher, a body mind centering teacher, a certified laban movement analyst, and an infant developmental movement educator. Amy also co-authored the book Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, and was a director of the breathing project in NYC. Amy has since partnered with Sarah Barnaby to create the Babies Prohect - a space in NYC dedicated to developmental movement for babies. So, in other words - when it comes to movement, Amy really knows her shit.Read More
In today's episode I interview Brea Johnson of Heart & Bones Yoga. Brea and I discuss the 'heart' of yoga, and why who you are is your superpower. We discuss what it means to with authenticity as a yoga teacher, and how to hold uncertainty with grace. Brea also opens up and shares some really practical and insightful tips about how to get started teaching yoga online, and even shares what camera she uses to film her yoga videos.Read More
Today I chat with Katie Manitsas. Katie has been teaching yoga for over 20 years, is an Ayurvedic Master Practitioner a doula, and an author. Katie is passionate about Ayurveda as a daily practice, womens work and making spiritual teachings relevant to modern life.
Katie and I talk about a feminine approach to Ayurveda, and one simple dietary shift that can have an immediate impact on a woman’s health and fertility. We also discuss the concept of a constitutional dharma or how our life’s purpose can be shaped by our Ayurvedic doshas.
In this episode Rachel and I discuss all things Yoga Teacher Training. We get into what to look for when choosing a YTT course, and why you might want to do a course, even if you don’t want to teach. It’s also a great episode for yoga educators, as we dive into how you can make sure you’re sharing your absolute best content.Read More
On today’s episode I talk with Danielle Begg. Danielle is the founder and CEO of ‘The Yoga Impact Charity’ which provides yoga at no cost to people of all ages who have suffered from trauma. Danielle has been working with refugees since 2014 by providing them with access to evidence based trauma informed yoga. Danielle also runs training programs for yoga teachers in Trauma Informed Yoga, and I feel super lucky that this year we have Danielle providing a trauma informed module in our 200 HR Hatha Foundations Training that starts starts in March.
Danielle and I talk about:
Why all yoga teachers need to understand trauma informed yoga
How we, as well intentioned teachers may be unknowingly triggering our students
And how you can make a general class more trauma aware
And so much more
On today’s episode I talk with Kathryn Bruni-Young. Kathryn grew up in her mom’s yoga studio in Toronto, she took her first teacher training when she was 17, and at 22 she started to notice aches and pains after her practice. In the years that followed Kathryn began to look outside the yoga world for answers to her physical symptoms, and along the way studied with Ido Portal, and began lifting weights seriously. In 2015 Kathryn won the Ontario Provincials in powerlifting. Since that time Kathryn has created all kinds of different resources for yogi’s who are curious about adding strength training to their movement practice, and is the host of the mindful strength podcast.Read More
On today’s episode I talk with Judith & Lizzie Lasater. Judith has been teaching yoga since 1971, she’s dubbed the ‘restorative yoga queen’ and was one of the first independent yoga teachers in california. Judith is the co-founder of yoga journal magazine, and is currently writing her 10th book on yoga and related topics.
Lizzie, Judith’s daughter has been practicing yoga since she was in the womb, and now teaches restorative yoga teacher trainings all over the world. Lizzie and Judith have also created a depth of incredible online courses that you can find at lasater.yoga
We discuss the difference between yin and restorative yoga, how restorative yoga works, and how restorative yoga can be a backdoor into meditation. We also get into the future of yoga, and how both Lizzie and Judith have struggled with, or been exposed to the cross pollination of yoga with eating disorders, and the image conscious yoga scene in LA.Read More
Sarah Powers - creator of Insight Yoga, and yoga teacher for over 3 decades shares her wisdom in integrating yoga, psychology and Buddhism. She unpacks why many long term yoga practitioners still struggle with neurosis and how to skillfully relate to parts of our life that our out of our control. Sarah also shares some incredibly practical and useful advice about balancing teaching yoga from the heart, and making a living as a full time yoga teacher.Read More
Adam Whiting shares his journey into yoga, how he manages his mental health through his practice. Adam talks about what it’s really like to be a traveling yoga teacher, and a man in todays image conscious yoga industry. Adam also opens up about his recent back surgery, and what it’s meant for his yoga practice.Read More
In today’s episode Functional Movement Expert, Cecily Milne shares how we can make our modern asana practice truly functional, and why we need to if we want to have a life long practice. She also shares her top “missing ingredients” from most modern yoga, what the fu*k engage your core, actually means, and her tips to teachers trying to incorporate a more functional approaching into their classes.Read More
This episode with J Brown is packed with practical, useful information for both yoga teachers and students. J talks about a new definition of discipline that isn’t based on striving, he shares his journey towards a slower, breath centered yoga practice. How he has managed to buck the mainstream yoga trends, but still finds success, and why he sold his long time New York City Yoga Studio. Near the end of the episode, J very generously shares real some real numbers in his yoga business, and talks about alternate revenue streams for yoga teachers.Read More
Today on the show I talk to Devashi Shakti - creator of sacred female yoga. In this episode we discuss feminine vitality cultivation practices, aligning your yoga practice with your menstrual cycle, and the his-story, and her-story of modern yoga.Read More
Bernie Clark, creator of yinyoga.com talks to us about how yin yoga works, why the body needs stress to thrive, and the impact “creep” can have on our yin practice. He also discusses why standardized alignment cues don’t cut it anymore, what to do instead, and how to talk to students who don’t feel anything in their yin practice.Read More
Today’s episode is a little bit different, as the three co-owners of WOKE Yoga, Cora Geroux, Lyndsey Benn and Em Cruickshank sit down to discuss the spiritual background of their upbringing, what brought them to yoga in the first place and how that journey unfolded. They also share what is currently on their leading edge in the realms of yoga, spirituality and health.Read More
Our very first episode of Interview With A Yogi, launch week guest lineup, and a sneak peak into three of our favourite interviews.Read More