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Want to roll up your mat and find yoga and mindfulness in your day-to-day life? Living Yoga is a podcast that features interviews with leading voices in mindfulness, holistic health and spiritual activism. It’s hosted by author and yoga teacher Darren Main and features guests who are experts on topics like mindfulness, meditation, stress management, nutrition, exercise physiology and much more! If you want to learn how to live your best life, then subscribe now! Thanks again for listening an ...
 
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Now that The Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade and states are criminalizing abortion and passing more restrictive abortion laws, millions of women have fewer choices and are left to navigate healthcare decisions without the support of a trusted doctor or clinics. • How can women in states that have criminalized abortion end a pregnancy safel…
 
Kori Hahn is the author of Rituals of the Soul and founder of a community gathering place called the Santosha Society, which is dedicated to travel, surfing, and the soulful. Learn More about Kori Hahn: https://santoshasociety.com/ Purchase: Rituals of the Soul: Using the 8 Ancient Principles of Yoga to Create a Modern & Meaningful Life https://amz…
 
Yoga is wonderful, but for students practicing with various limitations as and unique challenges or who use a wheelchair, it’s hard to know where to start or how to practice. In this conversation, Jivana Heyman, a certified yoga teacher and author, will offer tips on how to adapt the practice to make it more accessible for everyone. Jivana Heyman’s…
 
In this conversation author, spiritual teachers and humanitarian Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati discusses her personal journey, women's rights, COVID-19 in India and her new book, Hollywood to the Himalayas. Learn more about Sadhvi and her work at https://www.sadhviji.org/ Purchase Hollywood to the Himalayas: https://amzn.to/3C3XL5f…
 
Often, modern Christianity can feel exclusive and judgmental. Pastor and author Brandan Robertson has a very different approach forged in his own experience as a gay Christian. His mission is to promote a more inclusive Christianity that welcomes everyone. This approach to Christianity had made him a wildly popular and also made him the target of t…
 
What does it mean to be truly masculine—to move through the world with confidence and strength. In this episode, Sam Pond, a leading men's coach, explores what it means to embrace true masculinity an how straight men can more confidently connect with women. About Sam Pond Sam is a coach for men, helping men in many countries drop into feeling, rele…
 
In spite of greater political equality in recent decades, many gay men still struggle to find deep connections with other gay men. Finn Deerhart began his career as a conservative Christian minister only to realize that he was living in denial. Ultimately, he let go of his body shame and started a new career helping gay men to celebrate their sexua…
 
About 3.5 million Americans and nearly 2 billion people worldwide identify as Muslim. How can Muslims benefit from yoga? Is yoga a complement to or in conflict with Islam? What can the broader yoga community do to make the yoga space more welcoming to Muslims? In this podcast, Sameera Qureshi—a prominent Muslim yoga teacher will address these many …
 
A conversation with, yoga teacher, author and Ayurvedic practitioner Mariko Hirakawa. In this episode Mariko talks about her inspiring journey and her new book, The Yoga of Personal Development: Enlightened Lessons on Peak Performance, Leadership and Living A Life of No Regrets RESOURCES Mariko's Website Purchase: The Yoga of Personal Development: …
 
Wall of Song is a collaborative singing video work that invites people from all different backgrounds, beliefs, political affiliations, orientations and countries of origins—no matter their ability to carry a tune—to record themselves singing along to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. In this time of great unknowing, uncertainty and division, this is a w…
 
Jaimal Yogis is an outdoorsman, award-winning writer, and frequent teacher. He is the author of Saltwater Buddha, a humorous coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and eventually winding up at Columbia Journalism School. In this interview Jaimal talks about his new book, All Our Waves Are W…
 
In our culture of “get more, have more, be more,” is there any place for “thanks, I’m good”? In this interview, Darren talks with Bestselling author and acclaimed teacher Roger Housden who says yes in this alternative to nonstop striving and self-criticism. Resources Roger's Website Purchase Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Ha…
 
Paul MacAlindin was called to help create a National Youth Orchestra in the world's toughest place for music, Iraq. Through his book, UPBEAT: the Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq, he explains how a youth orchestra became the crucible for the young musicians' trauma and hunger for education, to create the most powerful cultural ambassad…
 
The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved stories of all time and with very good reason. The images and symbolism in this story contain profound guidance and wisdom that speak to the heart to the human condition. By reflecting on Dorothy’s search for home, the Tin Man’s quest for love, the Scarecrow’s desire to learn and the Lion’s need to face h…
 
Donald Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood Tape’, numerous allegations against Bill Cosby and many other high profile news stories about sexual assault have been reported in recent years bringing up strong emotions in those who have experiences trauma of their own. In this discussion, autho Lisa Danylchuk talks about the triggering effects these stories have…
 
Like clouds that can hide the blue sky, passing thoughts and emotions can obscure the deep serenity and stillness of the mind. In this episode Zen Priest, Richard Diedrichs, talks about mindfulness and meditation and his inspiring new book, Living in Blue Sky Mind. Resources Richard’s Website PURCHASE: Living in Blue Sky Mind…
 
Kimberly Roberts lives for adventure and had devoted her life to helping others walk through the fears that keep them stuck. By forming the Rebel Livin’ online community and coaching hundreds of people, she has become an expert boat rocker that will inspire you to leap first and ask questions later! Resources Kimberly’s Website Join the Rebel Livin…
 
At eighteen, Jake Heilbrunn entered college like millions of other high school graduates. But after developing a chronic skin condition and falling into depression, Jake realized staying in school didn’t align with his dreams. Listening to his inner voice and following his heart, he took a leap of faith, left school and hopped on a one-way flight t…
 
For thousands of years mystics have espoused the notion that observing the physical universe changes it. Now quantum physics has begun to observe this effect in measurable and scientific ways as well.. In this episode, Bob Berman author of Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe and Beyo…
 
Motivational speaker and author Kute Blackson is unique in his approach to empowerment. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom. In this interview Kute talks about his work and his grou…
 
Meditation can feel like an overwhelming practice, but with the right guidance, anyone can learn to master the mind. In this episode Giovanni Dienstmann talks about his own experiences learning to meditate and shares some tips for creating a regular and satisfying home practice. Resources Giovanni’s Website…
 
The Enneagram is a popular method of understanding personality types and how to more effectively communicate in business and personal relationships. In this episode, Enneagram expert and author Karl Hebenstreit talks about his new book and how the Enneagram can help you better understand your own personality and the personalities of the people in y…
 
MindTravel, a musical experience created by Murray Hidary, is both transporting and expansive and has moved audiences worldwide. MindTravel, which started as a personal practice for Murray many years ago brings both music and visual art together to take people on a powerful journey. A journey that is at once provocative and reflective, healing and …
 
Defining yourself as a yoga teacher and sharing teachings through marketing can draw students to your practice. Crystal Higgins supports teachers and studios to do just that. From a career in Corporate Marketing, Crystal took the leap to live her passion for yoga and integrate her marketing talents along the way. Crystal challenges her clients to f…
 
Traditional Chinese medicine has earned the respect of many Western scientists and doctors, but it is often misunderstood. In this episode, Acupuncturist, Timothy Asher talks about this ancient system of healing and sheds light on its effectiveness in treating a number of common conditions. Resources Timothy Asher's Website…
 
How does a loving and supportive parent support their child when that child's gender doesn't fall in our conventional binary understanding of Gender? Gabriel and Janna Barkin faced this question when their child's true gender started to assert itself early in life. This amazing and inspiring couple model for all parents what it means to be loving a…
 
Chef Rossi, (yes, she only has one name) -– has been a writer for many publications, such as The Daily News, The New York Post, Time Out New York and Mcsweeney's to name a few. She has been the food writer of the "Eat Me" column for Bust magazine since 1998, hosts her own hit radio show on WOMR and WFMR in Cape Cod called "Bite This," now in its tw…
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one in sixty-eight people fall somewhere on the autistic spectrum. In this episode Lance King, author of Never One of Them talks about his diagnosis on the spectrum that came well into his adulthood. Resources Lance on Facebook Purchase Never One of Them Purchase NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman The…
 
There are countless resources out there to help women navigate the new world of dating now that online matching services are increasingly used to find potential partners. Men, however, have precious few guides to help navigate 'right swipes' and profiles. Author and psychologist Jeremi McManus seeks to change all that with his book Dating Success f…
 
People spend millions every year on self help books, classes and coaching only to find lasting contentment remains elusive. Psychologist and author, Dr. Gail Brenner, takes an approach to self help that is so radical that it just might work! In her book The End of Self Help, Gail promotes the idea that we are not damaged, inadequate, limited selves…
 
Yogi Aaron (formally Aaron Star) is the co-founder of the Blue Osa Yoga Center in Costa Rica and the former owner and founder of Hot Nude Yoga in New York City. In his new book, Autobiography of a Naked Yogi, he details his unique approach to yoga and the colorful journey that led him to the tropical forests of the Osa Peninsula Resources Purchase …
 
Speaker and author Byron Katie developed a method of self-inquiry often referred to as "The Work". The technique involves four simple questions followed by a 'turn around' process. This very simple technique has been transformational for thousands of people around the world. In this episode, Bryan Wagner discusses his own experience with 'The Work'…
 
The BodyTalk System is a non-invasive healthcare system which supports the body allowing its many parts and systems to communicate more fully and work harmoniously. In this interview Greg Wieting talks about his own healing journey and the amazing results he has witnessed in his clients. Resources Greg's Website Find a Body Talk Therapist…
 
On July 21, 2015 Grace Cathedral hosted a panel discussion moderated by Darren Main. Speakers included renown spiritual leaders Pujya Swamiji, Bishop Marc Andrus and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati. If you enjoy this free recording please consider making a donation the Grace Cathedral Community Preschool About the Speakers Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswat…
 
Once the illusions about using drugs and alcohol have been smashed, one faces the more subtle aspects of recovery and leading a recovered life. Addiction can be a teflon process sometimes slipping from one behavior to another: food, consumerism, sex, love, affection, internet activity and so on. In this episode author Kyczy Hawk her new book “Life …
 
In this episode, we explore how gay men have emerged from a history of victimization to become teachers for humanity. Raymond Rigoglioso, author of Gay Men and The New Way Forward, and founder of the Gay Men of Wisdom project, will discuss how gay men serve and heal humanity, reinvent manhood, and free and enrich the human spirit. Raymond L. Rigogl…
 
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