Episode 018: "I thought if I just bought that shirt I would feel super empowered!"

Welcome to episode 18! We are very excited to welcome SKY's co-founder, Pamela Higley, to the podcast! Pamela and Vania talk about empowerment, tapping into our inner fire, Ayurveda, daily practice, and rave about our Sign of the Yogapocalypse, the Yoga Service Counsel.

Show notes:

Pamela Higley Yoga

Yoga Service Counsel

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Training

Honey Mama's Chocolate

Episode 017: "The Buddha wouldn't be down with that."

Welcome to episode 17 with very special guest Greg Owen - local artist, yogi, admin of the Hot Shop Heroes project, and emcee at the Museum of Glass hot shop (a position formerly held by our producer Doug!). We talk about justice, common sense, politics, what our brains are up to during meditation, and other stuff, all while Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" plays through Vania's head. 

Show notes:

Hot Shop Heroes

Museum of Glass

Kate Werning Yoga

Episode 016: "Because consumerism and patriarchy and all the other systems I regularly rail against..."

Welcome to episode 16 in which we talk about diversity, class, and how it shows up in the yoga world. (And admit we've barely scratched the surface of this topic.) We answer a question about the connection between yoga and social justice and we talk about just how much we really want a Mindful Moment room in ALL spaces. Plus consumerism, patriarchy ... you know the drill. 

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Show notes:

Mindful Moment Room

Episode 015: "A very long-winded horse."

Welcome to episode 15! We talk about another of our core values: service. How do we practice service in a way that does not reinforce a hierarchy between giver and receiver of service? We stumble our way through that conversation, then answer a question about our outreach work, then finish up with yet another sign of the Yogapocalypse. 

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Show notes:

Yogasana

Episode 014: "We're doing eye-gazing which is really good for radio."

Welcome to episode 14! In this episode we talk about one of our organizational values: community. We hear how community has been present for Kate as she takes a leave of absence, how Vania's doing with that, suggestions (or a lack thereof) for maintaining a daily practice, and we hear about a Happiness Committee at a place of work! WHAT?! So great. 

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Episode 013: "Sorry to tell you, you're not going to relax."

Lucky episode 13! We were joined in the studio by none other than Erin Joosse, co-founder and owner of Source Yoga. We talk about MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), spiritual bypass, and our unique collaborative relationship. 

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Show notes:

MBSR

Source Yoga

Episode 012: "I always forget we can swear!"

Welcome to Episode 12! Well, it's November so you know what that means - mandatory gratitude! In this episode we have a very special guest who shares with us how, as a veteran living with the effects of trauma, yoga and other meditation practices have helped him to experience gratitude. We also discuss trauma-awareness in yoga studios, a new book about the history of Yoga, and a reimagining of goddesses across traditions as modern-day badass feminists. 

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Show notes:

The Path of Modern Yoga: The History of an Embodied Spiritual Practice

Goddesses as Modern Day Feminists

Episode 011: "Was I supposed to be staying centered?"

Welcome to episode 11! In this episode we talk about how we stay centered during this polarizing election season, what teachers do during savasana, and yet another Sign of the Yogapocalypse. We also get really formal and fancy, using our full names. 

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Show notes:

voteWELL Campaign

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Training

 

Episode 010 - "Did we start the recording?" (Bonus LIVE episode from Yoga in the Park)

This picture was NOT taken during the live recording. We just like it. 

This picture was NOT taken during the live recording. We just like it. 

Welcome to our bonus LIVE episode from our annual fundraiser Yoga in the Park! With special guest, Michelle, our board president. It was a great day of community and love. The weather was perfect and we had a blast. In this episode we wonder, Is the world falling apart? And if so, what's yoga got to do with it? We answer a question from an active duty military person about teaching yoga to her fellow men and women in uniform, and another exciting sign of the Yogapocalypse. Enjoy!

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SHOW NOTES:

Samdhana-Karana Yoga

Episode 009 - "Snort number one, noted."

Welcome to episode 9! While we're taking a break this week, enjoy this incredibly laughter-filled episode in which we discuss how we recharge and renew, whether or not Vania is an outdoorsy person, and how we are high on life. Plus, not one but two signs of the Yogapocalypse!

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Notes:

Article in Decolonizing Yoga

Episode 008 - "If we're not a sign of the Yogapocalypse, then what are we doing?!."

Welcome to Episode 8! We're nearing the culmination of the our Give Big season and Yoga in the Park is coming up very soon! In this episode we talk about our commitment to practicing in community, the White Savior Complex, the meaning of OM, and social movement ecology.

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NOTES:

This is an Uprising

Samdhana-Karana Yoga

 

Give Big HERE

Special thanks to our Yoga in the Park sponsors: Source Yoga, Hawthorn Natural Health, Pamela Higley Yoga, City of Tacoma, HopeSparks, and Moon Yard Recording Studios

Episode 007 - "I am definitely in Tacoma, Washington."

Welcome to episode 7, in which we talk about the joy (yes, the joy!) of fundraising, how we take care of ourselves during this busy Give Big Season, the imperfect first step, asking for what we need, and the messiness of being in real relationship with people. 

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NOTES:

The Soul of Money

Samdhana-Karana Yoga

Give Big HERE

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR YOGA IN THE PARK SPONSORS: SOURCE YOGAHAWTHORN NATURAL HEALTHPAMELA HIGLEY YOGA, CITY OF TACOMAHOPESPARKS, AND MOON YARD RECORDING STUDIOS

Episode 006 - "I am a diagnosed human."

These Chacos were made for podcasting', and that's just what they'll do...

These Chacos were made for podcasting', and that's just what they'll do...

Welcome to episode 6! We talk about the most challenging and joyful parts of fulfilling our vision to empower people of all incomes and abilities towards lives of peace, purpose, and joy through the connection, love, and mutual healing that Yoga inspires. (phew!) We also talk about what it means to be a nonprofit (though we prefer the term "social profit"), how nobody needs to be billions of dollars rich, how queer and trans yoga is becoming more popular, and Yoga in the Park, among other things.

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Notes:

 

Third Root Community Center

The Rainbow Center

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR YOGA IN THE PARK SPONSORS: SOURCE YOGAHAWTHORN NATURAL HEALTHPAMELA HIGLEY YOGA, CITY OF TACOMAHOPESPARKS, AND MOON YARD RECORDING STUDIOS

Episode 005 - "We're such, uh, what's the word? Amateurs."

Welcome to episode 5! In this episode we talk about what happened in Orlando, how our practice prepares us for these moments, privilege and discomfort, and how we're beginning our Give Big Season and feel GREAT about asking people to reallocate their resources towards the work we're doing in the world. 

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Notes:

Give Big HERE

CTZNWELL

Special thanks to our Yoga in the Park sponsors: Source YogaHawthorn Natural HealthPamela Higley Yoga, City of TacomaHopeSparks, and Moon Yard Recording Studios

Episode 004 - "I"m just gonna borrow the guitar, Kate."

These are our very serious podcasting faces.

These are our very serious podcasting faces.

Welcome to the 4th episode of the Four Horsefolk of the Yogapocalypse! In this episode we confirm that these are in fact called episodes and/or whatever we want to call 'em. We also talk about what planetary transformation means to us, Kevin's songwriting, and our resident yogi badass, Heidi. 

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