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Dr Andrea Pennington is a popular integrative medicine and longevity doctor who takes her empowerment coaching and life transformation services global! www.AndreaPennington.com As a respected Integrative Medicine physician, acupuncturist, QiGong healer, author and leading authority on wellness and self-love, Dr. Pennington blends traditional medicine with nutritional insights, acupuncture, spiritual direction and positive psyhcology to present a holistic approach to overall wellness. She is ...
 
Honest answers to frequently asked questions about sexuality, love and relationships - NOT for the easily offended! Our sexuality is so important to life that you need someone who can be honest, up-front and FUN! Finally a hip and hot doctor gives you real answers about sex, your body, your relationships and how to live a healthy life full of passion! After serving as Medical Director and Spokesperson for Discovery Health Channel and multiple appearances on Oprah, Dr. Oz, CNN and more, Dr. A ...
 
Adam Keen hosts the Keen On Yoga Podcast where he engages in a deep level of discussion with Ashtanga yoga teachers as well as others involved in inquiry, wellness, diet, or simply people he finds interesting. The podcast is nonformulaic; there is no pre-list of questions, and the guests are encouraged into an open-ended chat in order to really get a feel for them and their approach to their subject. The emphasis is always on depth, with actual topics of discussion prioritised over the life- ...
 
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In Season 3, Emmy award-winning producer and Omega director of digital media, Cali Alpert sits down for intimate conversations with some of Omega's trailblazing spiritual teachers, thought leaders and social visionaries, to explore the many ways to awaken the best in the human spirit.
 
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Andrea Pennington is an integrative medicine doctor, acupuncturist, TEDx speaker and author of several books including I Love You, Me! and The Orgasm Prescription for Women. She specializes in self-love, mindfulness and authentic self-expression. She is nationally recognized as an expert in meditation, resilience and positive psychology with multip…
 
Deepika Mehta has been on the forefront of Yoga, fitness and wellness in India since 2001. She is a Level 2 Authorised Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and a mom to her daugther Devi Tara. Because Deepika used Yoga to heal herself from an accident she had several years ago, she believes deeply in the power of the healing process of the practice. Deepika is kn…
 
Govinda Kai has studied and dedicated himself to martial arts, meditative disciplines and yoga for over 20 years. At the age of 30, Govinda discovered the practice of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and immediately fell in love with the practice. He is one of the select individuals in the world who are certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga Method by its found…
 
This is the second time that Taylor has been on the Keen on Yoga Podcast, this time talking about the role of the yoga teacher. Taylor believes that Ashtanga yoga is for everyone and that it can be tailored to fit each individual’s needs. He encourages others to find a practice they can commit to and make it a part of their daily routine. After yea…
 
In this episode of RTalk, Kim Stanwood Terranova interviews Rick Smith. About Rick: A naturally charismatic leader who is driven by foundational beliefs, Rick Smith is committed to living a purposeful life. In his youth, Rick’s motivational appeal with his peers earned him positions as class president, team captains, and more. As a professional, hi…
 
The journey started in the late 60’s, Krishna Das met spiritual seeker Ram Dass. He traveled across the country with Ram Dass as his student. And was captivated by the stories of his recent trip to India where he had met the legendary guru Neem Karoli Baba, known to most as Maharaj-ji. Finally, following his heart, in August 1970, Krishna Das left …
 
College students, and the adults who nurture them, face unique challenges: the anxiety of daily deadlines, social media overload, finances, loneliness, diet and health. In his conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, Dr. Eric Loucks shares a mindfulness-based method to connect with your body, mind, and spirit; to become healthier…
 
From the very young age of 13, Doug Swenson began his study of yoga in 1964. He has studied and practiced with many amazing teachers including Ernest Wood, the highly respected British Yoga Master, theosophist, and Sanskrit scholar. Doug’s other mentors include Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel, BKS Iyengar and Swami Satchidananda. Many of Doug’s stude…
 
The Dalai Lama befriended Bob in 1964, ordained him as a Buddhist monk, then later forgave him for returning to lay life. Bob Thurman is known in the academic circles as Professor Robert A.F. Thurman. He is a talented popularizer of the Buddha’s teachings. In addition, Bob is the first Westerner Tibetan Buddhist monk ordained by His Holiness the Da…
 
Tara has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga for over 18 years. She has been blessed to practice with some of the most dedicated ashtanga teachers in the world. Studying with Johnny Smith, Tim Miller (completing both his primary and intermediate series trainings), R. Sharath Jois & R. Saraswathi Jois. She has apprenticed with only certified teach…
 
Yan Ong tested at the top 2% of worlds IQ at the age of 16. Joining the Mensa Society, sparked an interest to discover the purpose of intellect. She sought out to gain knowledge through university degrees in science graduating with honours in Biotechnology from the world's 5th ranked university. In attempt to balance both left and right brain funct…
 
Ross Stambaugh is an Ashtanga yoga teacher who is Authorized Level 2 by Saraswati Jois. He has made many annual trips to India to continue his studies and has assisted Saraswati on multiple occasions. Ross seeks to preserve the traditional Ashtanga method by maintaining a daily practice and teaching his students with the same integrity and patience…
 
The "Yoga Doc" - Dr. Ronald Steiner is the founder of the AYI method. This method links traditional Ashtanga Yoga with innovative Yogatherapy. Body and mind connect with each other and together create a harmonious balance. Ronald is a sports physician, researcher with focus on prevention and rehabilitation as well as one of the most well-known prac…
 
Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011). In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior. This emphasizes the importance of physiol…
 
David Jackson a Master Instructor with the Oxygen Advantage and a breathwork coach. He is a former professional rugby player, accredited UKSCA Strength & Conditioning coach, NASM performance enhancement & corrective exercise specialist. His mission is to make breathwork a normal part of our everyday lives. David retrained his own breathing after a …
 
Ana Forrest is an inspiration and has been changing people’s lives for over 45 years. She is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. She is the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, a mystic, visionary, philanthropist, author, and Medicine Woman. Ana crafted Forrest Yoga while working through healing from her own life’s traumas – a…
 
Stephen Cope is a best-selling author and scholar who specializes in the relationship between the Eastern contemplative traditions and Western depth psychology. Among his seminal works in this area are: Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, The Wisdom of Yoga, and The Great Work of Your Life. His most recent work, Deep Human Connection, is an exami…
 
Cultivate a sixth sense, accept an invitation to the unknown, and open your heart to the magic of life. In this conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, qigong master Mingtong Gu talks about the ancient method that changed his life, and how we can learn to co-exist with every aspect of ourselves—the joy, the pain, the courage, th…
 
In her conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, Dr. Andrea Pennington talks about drama and trauma in life, and how we come to manage them. But bouncing back, she says, goes beyond a return to baseline normal—it’s about being able to thrive. Empowering ourselves to slow down, be still and take time out for play are powerful tools…
 
In this episode, author of The Reluctant Healer David Elliott explains how breathwork helps to get people out of their head and into their heart. In his conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, he unpacks the physiology—how the breath practice causes more oxygen to travel through the bloodstream to the brain, creating enough ener…
 
Protima Rodrigues is the founder of True Bay India - India’s first homegrown Ashtanga Yoga Workshop and Retreat Organiser, bringing top International Ashtanga yoga teachers to India, since January 2019. Protima creates awareness as a yoga practitioner, on mental health, social justice, inclusivity, equality, diversity and believes that, yoga is for…
 
Leslie Salmon Jones says that Afro Flow Yoga was spontaneously born out of her deep healing journey—including a trip through West African slave dungeons—with her partner in life and work, Jeffrey Jones. In her conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, Leslie details how her ancestors’ legacy of trauma impacted her body and her mis…
 
Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, called Power Yoga, in 1979. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world. His mainstream popularity i…
 
Listen as Scott Shute, author of The Full Body Yes, talks with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert about the history of work and how it impacts our conditioning, the human desire to become the best version of ourselves, and how we might shape our work to be more aligned with what we love. Scott shares a personal story about how he developed mi…
 
Edward Clark is the creator of Tripsichore, the London-based yoga performance group that has delighted audiences around the world. The performance company was created to explore the possibilities of a form of theater that would celebrate yoga philosophy and extraordinary physical prowess. Edward began studying yoga in 1978. Notable among his teache…
 
Donna Holland Barnes, a certified grief recovery specialist, life coach, and author of The Truth About Suicide, shares a personal experience about suicide and how it impacted her life, shifting her focus to helping others. In her conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, Donna discusses grief and suicide, and how eschewing a presc…
 
In a conversation with Omega digital media director Cali Alpert, Matt Kahn, an empathic healer and best-selling author of Whatever Arises, Love That, shares how love takes many shapes and forms throughout life. Matt gets to the heart of the matter by offering the support people need to love themselves the way they would desire others to love them. …
 
Bessel van der Kolk MD is author of the seminal book The Body Keeps The Score. He spends his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences, and has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults. In 1984, he set up…
 
Coauthor of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Jeff Warren speaks from his own experience with ADD, when he says that a more fun, accessible approach to meditation is urgently needed today. In his conversation with Omega Digital Media Director Cali Alpert, Jeff reveals why he thinks meditation is one of the most radical acts, how we can tailor a pract…
 
It actually strikes one as quite funny, that despite Zoe’s reputation, she is hardly unruly. Actually, during this podcast she and Adam spend a good majority of their time praising Mysore and Sharathji’s ability to make the general rule specific to individuals. In fact, neither of them are ultimately rebellious. They like the system, its traditiona…
 
This is the first part of Ashtanga Yoga 2021 & Beyond online panel webinar held in June 2021. We brought together two groups of teachers spanning decades of teaching to discuss the future of Ashtanga yoga. Hosts Adam Keen and Eddie Stern moderated the issues. Discussion was around the best way to move forward from various points of view. The aim of…
 
Russell is one of the most interesting characters I’ve interviewed. Sometimes painfully self-aware, the discussion gives you a good idea of the nuanced world of yoga in utter technicolour honesty as Russell is well known for now as co-host of the Finding Harmony Podcast with his wife Harmony Slater. Russell was one of the fairly old batch of studen…
 
Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner, educator, and author. She helps women heal trauma, awaken their power and feel at home in their bodies. So they can then start living life on their own terms. She’s always had a deep knowing that she was in this world to change things for the better. All of that came into sharp focus whe…
 
In this Keen on Yoga Podcast Adam talks to Carlos Pomeda. Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in …
 
In this Keen on Yoga Podcast Adam talks to Dr Yogi (Andrew McGonigle) Andrew attended Medical School at The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne but struggled with the non-holistic approach often adopted by western medicine. He graduated in 2005 at the young age of 23 and worked for a brief period as a junior doctor in Sunderland Royal Infirmary. Howe…
 
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