Welcome to episode 25, Vania's last! Two of the new co-directors chat with her about how she's feeling through the transition of this unexpected move to Germany (spoiler: she's overwhelmed) and the three answer a really great question during Ask a Yogi about uncertified yoga teachers, they share another Sign of the Yogapocalypse, and each reflect on the last time they read the book of Revelations. Yup. Enjoy and get ready for the next episode which will feature all four new horsefolk!
Welcome to episode 24 with two of our new horsefolk, Tawni and Michelle. We talk about Charlottesville, how to respond as individuals and as a community, how to hold space for folks of color without letting white folks off the hook, and more. We also answer a question from Ask a Yogi and share a new Sign of the Yogapocalypse.
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This is a very special LIVE episode coming straight to you from Yoga in the Park 2017! We were joined on the "main stage" by Carrie Akre. (Yes, THE Carrie Akre!) We talked about yoga, remembering who we are, becoming more ourselves, and other stuff too!
Welcome to episode 21 of the podcast! We were joined by Craig O'Hanlon (aka First Spouse) and we had a conversation about what it looks like to be a Mindful Gym, and how Ayurveda and Yoga have influenced the way he approaches his work. We also talked about whether or not yoga is "good" for you and shared about Unfold Yoga Studio in Portland, OR. Enjoy!
Welcome to episode 22 of the podcast! Vania was all by her lonesome in the studio this time, talking into the void. She shares her story of coming to Yoga, attempts to answer the question of "why give to SKY", talks about the difference between curing and healing, and has a surprise guest at the very end! Exciting!
Welcome to episode 20 of the podcast! We were joined by Hien Hong and we had a conversation about being a woman of color in a white-dominated industry, spiritual bypass, and shared about the important work happening over at RaceAndYoga. Enjoy!
Welcome to episode 19! We are joined by local artist Robby Kunkle, creator of the mobile that hangs in our studio. We talk about mobiles, discarded items, balance, movement, art, inclusion, fizzy drinks before meditation, and so many other things! (Also you'll hear Vania making a lot of hilarious listening sounds... hmmm, ahhhh, uh huh...you get it.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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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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
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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