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Each week, through long format interviews, host, Cora Geroux uncovers answers to tough questions about Teaching Yoga. How can we truly make our yoga spaces inclusive? Is it possible to make a sustainable living doing this work? How do we shift from cultural appropriation to appreciation in yoga? This show is a space for real, raw conversation, a place to remind you that you’re not alone, and a resource for your life and work on a spiritual path. Stay connected with your host, and follow the ...
 
Long format interviews with the best yoga teachers, movement professionals and spiritual leaders from around the globe. Our aim is that each episode educates, inspires or provides useful information for both yoga teachers and practitioners from the best minds in the field. Connect with us on Instagram at:@interviewwithayogipodcast@wokeyogasydney Or online at our website:www.wokeyoga.com.au
 
Welcome to Prosperous; a sanctuary where we explore the Highest expression of your Soul. I’m Sandy Vo, your host, leading spiritual teacher, and sidekick here to elevate you on the journey of your next evolution. Each week, you’ll receive grounded, insightful teachings that you can integrate with ease. Get ready to unlock your version of spiritual growth in wealth, business, life and relationships. Are you ready to finally embody your most Prosperous life with more pleasure, peace and purpos ...
 
Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer a ...
 
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Expand your definition of self-care and learn how understanding cue’s from our body plays an important role in creating sustainable self-care habits. Episode Highlights: What it means to practice intuitive self care Examples of the different ways self care can look for different people The importance of making self care more accessible What “commun…
 
Decluttering isn't just about aesthetics but about clearing up your space to make room for what truly matters to you. Are you feeling heavy from the abundance of clutter in your life? As we slip into the fall season (Kapha, earth, grounding season), integrating the practice of decluttering will help you to create more space for all that brings you …
 
As my guest today Eve White, points out in this episode, if we live in Australia, or North America we are living on stolen land. Knowing that, acknowledging country in the beginning of our classes is one small way that we as yoga teachers can pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands we reside on. In today’s episode, Eve shares wh…
 
Certified lactation counselor and writer Leslie Moniot joins us to discuss diet culture in the infant-nutrition field, trying to raise an intuitive eater, the difference between intuitive eating in children and adults, why we shouldn’t judge people regardless of how they choose to feed themselves or their kids, and so much more. Plus, Christy answe…
 
Learn how to plan your yoga classes and workshops around a theme using a basic framework that you can adapt and make your own. Episode Highlights: How lesson plans are helpful for new teachers Narrowing down your topic and simplifying the language The basic structure of a balanced yoga sequence The five parts to creating a lesson plan for yoga clas…
 
On today's show, I speak with Katie Rose. Katie and I both live and work in Sydney, and have crossed paths professionally over the years. So we decided to keep this conversation a bit more casual, so you might find this show is a bit more conversational and less structured. However, we cover some really important topics around having a healthy rela…
 
Body-image coach Summer Innanen returns to the podcast to discuss weight-inclusive pregnancy and postpartum resources; raising socially conscious, anti-diet children; her experiences returning to work from maternity leave; why she rebranded her body-image course; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about the current state of…
 
Investigate some of the common myths and misconceptions people have about anatomy and yoga. Episode Highlights: The myth of alignment and what is actually normal or average Benefits and limitations of alignment-based yoga Why doing a posture correctly according to formulas is not safe for everyone The myth of safety and the fragility of the human b…
 
Are you unconsciously sabotaging your own growth spiritually, mentally, physically and financially? After teaching hundreds of students and mentoring leaders, Sandy is going to take you on a journey to uncover the 3 main areas where you're unconsciously getting in your own way of experience optimal growth and prosperity. We talk about: What you're …
 
On today's show I speak with Lizette Pompa, yoga studio owner & serial entrepreneur. Lizette has grown her Instagram following to almost 80k followers by showing up consistently, adding value and building relationships. This has allowed Lizette to grow an online subscription business using the playbook app, where she empowers women to build strengt…
 
SEASON 8 PREMIERE! Therapist and body-image coach Brianna Campos joins us to discuss how to improve body image and fight internalized weight stigma, her concept of “body grief,” how body image is connected to what’s going on in the world around you, and so much more. Plus, Ask Food Psych co-host Savala Trepczynski answers a listener question about …
 
Learn what it means to create equitable spaces for Black, indigenous, people of color in the yoga community and how to help people who are underrepresented in the yoga space feel safe and welcome in your classes. Episode Highlights: How the 8 Limbs of Yoga relate to practicing racial equity How white yoga teachers can make their classes more welcom…
 
Welcome back beautiful soul, do you have a challenging time managing your energy? Your energy is your number one priority and in today's episode, Sandy will talk about how to gain an intimate understanding of your energy so you can learn how to leverage, transform and feel more vital every day. Most of the stresses of life can be resolved by integr…
 
Did you know that issues with your digestive system, anxiety, and poor interpersonal boundaries can all be linked to hypermobility? If you’re thinking wtf, Cora? Then you’re not alone. On today’s show I speak with Libby Hinsley, a yoga teacher & physical therapist who specializes in treating hypermobile yoga teachers, and folks with yoga injuries. …
 
Fellow anti-diet dietitian Marci Evans is back! We discuss the intersection of digestive disorders and eating disorders, the risks associated with elimination diets, the role of the gut microbiome in digestion and health, the importance of consistency in self-care and well-being, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about why…
 
Rachel Cook, MBA joins Mado to talk about different business models and income streams for yoga teachers. Listen as they define what leveraged, passive, and scaled income streams are and what it looks like to put them into action. Episode Highlights: When and why you would want to look at different income streams The definitions of leveraged, passi…
 
Welcome to another episode of Prosperous with Sandy Vo Do you sometimes get frustrated that you've done all the intellectual work, you feel super smart, you are full of knowledge but still feel like you are lacking fulfillment or success that you’re desiring? This episode will challenge you and guide you to a new awareness around what it means to b…
 
In today’s show, Snjezana Pruginic shares her journey from working 1:1 with clients as a Shiatsu therapist to bringing mindfulness and body based healing work into the criminal justice system. As well as the impact that mindfulness, emotional resilience and body based practices can have on individuals who are inside the justice system. Snjezana Pru…
 
Disability-rights advocate and writer Rebekah Taussig joins us to talk about why body positivity needs to be a radical and intersectional movement, the connection between body acceptance and disability rights, the many ways in which diet culture has infiltrated disability culture and affects people in disabled bodies, embracing all the emotions tha…
 
In this on-air coaching call, Mado and Kelly explore business models for online memberships, a new take on email marketing strategy, and different ways she can support her online and in-person yoga business. Episode Highlights: How to use a podcast to increase visibility and guide people to your other offerings Business models for online membership…
 
Welcome back beautiful Soul, sometimes our higher path can feel a bit nerve wracking and we choose to resist it. Society has made us feel so small that when we step into our true power we instantly become insecure, we dim our light afraid of our own power. This mini soul talk episode is all about embracing your power as a Divine Feminine. We need t…
 
What does it really take to run a successful yoga business? Mark Breadner has been teaching yoga for over 20 years, and in the last 5+ years he’s gotten as serious about business as he has been about yoga. The pay off for him has been more reaching more students, having more impact, and ultimately creating a better income and lifestyle for himself.…
 
Mental health counselor and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christine Yoshida joins us to discuss how fitness culture affected her relationship with food, how she broke free and restored her relationship with her body, why diet mentality and “clean eating” can make health problems worse, how young children can be influenced by diet culture, us…
 
What does the law have to do with self-worth? Listen for a unique perspective on the purpose of the law and why yoga teachers need to understand the legal landscape around their vocation. Stay tuned to the end for information on how to win a signed copy of Cory’s book, The Yoga Law Book. Episode Highlights: The biggest misunderstanding yoga teacher…
 
Did you know that culture, society and politics determine what is considered beautiful at any given time or place? And that the idea of our “body project” (i.e. all the time, effort, money and mental energy we put into working on our bodies) is a relatively new, culturally constructed idea? Listen in as Melanie C. Klein, M.A., a sought-after empowe…
 
Body-positive sex coach and fellow podcast host Dawn Serra joins us to talk about the social currency that comes with dieting and pursuing weight loss, her work in sexuality and how it intersects with fat activism, body image struggles within sexual experiences, how weight discrimination affects people in larger bodies, thin privilege, the good-fat…
 
Explore the nuanced topic of cultural appropriation in this week’s podcast episode. Learn what it is, how to identify it, how it relates to yoga, and how we can use this information to ease the suffering and harm it can cause. Episode Highlights: Defining cultural appropriation from both direct personal experience and a research/writing perspective…
 
Today on the show we have our first ever return guest - JESAL PARIKH. You might remember Jesal from episode 1, where she and her co-host Tejal Patel on the underbelly of the yoga industry. But in case you haven’t listened in to that episode, Jesal (she/her/hers) is a yoga teacher, movement educator, podcaster, author, and disrupter working on creat…
 
TV writer and fellow podcaster April K. Quioh joins us to talk about how intersectional feminism and sociology helped her to finally let go of dieting and embrace her body size, why we need to challenge fatphobia and fight for it to be considered a valid form of discrimination, why it’s important to unlearn the diet-culture rules we’ve internalized…
 
Libby Hinsley returns to the podcast to talk about joint hypermobility, how yoga affects bendy people differently from people with a more average range of motion, and how to best support those with hypermobile bodies in your yoga classes. Episode Highlights: Hallmarks of hypermobility Patterns in injured yogis and yoga teachers Things to pay attent…
 
Nurturing the Ego on Your Spiritual Journey Are you the kind of person who is independent and likes to do things your own unique way? But sometimes you get stuck? ⁣ That’s because the Ego’s job is to protect you. When the programmed ego sees that you’re doing things your own unique way and not like what other people are doing- it becomes alarmed. I…
 
On Today’s show I speak with Dr. Lauren Tober. I’ve been following Lauren’s work for a while now, and while it always resonated with me, I wanted to have Lauren on the show to speak specifically about how we, as yoga teachers, can make our classes safer spaces for students with mental health concerns - which, as Lauren points out in the interview, …
 
SEASON 7 FINALE! Fat activist, author, speaker, and podcaster Victoria Welsby returns to the podcast to discuss the intersection of fatphobia and healthism, why all weight-loss advice is a form of weight stigma, the moralization of different health conditions, the role of thin allies in fat activism, and so much more. Plus, in our new “Ask Food Psy…
 
Maria Kirsten joins Mado for a fascinating and dynamic conversation about mental health and yoga including specific ways yoga teachers can support the mental health of their students in their classes. Episode Highlights: The stigma of mental health and normalizing the full spectrum of experiences How social media helps and hinders mental health A d…
 
When it comes to creating the reality you desire, does it ever feel like you NEED to have it NOW and you NEED to have it fast? This can be true when it comes to making more money, attracting your dream relationship or having anything you want. In today’s episode, Sandy talks about why it’s common that the same frustrating patterns are repeating the…
 
When I first came across the term post lineage yoga it immediately struck a chord with me. As I began to read more of Theo Wildcroft's blogs on the topic, for the first time, I started to have language around some of the things I had been pondering for the last several years in my yoga journey. Theo Wildcroft, PhD is a yoga teacher, writer and scho…
 
Fat-liberation activist Angelina Moles joins us to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic perpetuates oppression and trauma, her shift from body positivity to fat liberation, why subtle forms of weight stigma can sometimes be more harmful than overt ones, the trauma of medical fatphobia, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about …
 
Nichi Linder, like a lot of yoga teachers, is looking to create a balance between her full-time job, her family, teaching yoga classes, and doing more yoga training. Listen as Mado helps her hone in on some important considerations for time management and deciding where the best place for her to teach might be. They also discuss Nichi’s plans to co…
 
This is one of the most important episodes that Sandy has ever recorded because she shares an intimate story about a time when she considered taking away her own life. Have you ever felt like you have a challenging time connecting with others or even connecting with yourself? Do you feel like you try to understand people but it’s hard for you to un…
 
After the death of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020, there has been an awakening in the world, and the wellness community to the inequities that have oppressed Black, Indigenous and People Of Colour over the last several centuries. If you’re in the process of waking up and have been reposting, sharing and using your voice on social media to stand up …
 
Anti-diet writer Kelsey Miller returns to the podcast to share her experiences of pregnancy in a larger body, adjusting to postpartum body changes, being a new mom, navigating the wedding industry as a plus-size bride, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about eating-disorder recovery while living at home with a parent who p…
 
Understanding Ayurveda helps yoga teachers and students access a more grounded presence both in their practice and their lives. This is especially true during times of change, uncertainty, and heightened anxiety. Chara Carruthers joins Mado on the podcast to talk about how the tools of ayurveda can help us to stay centered and maintain our self car…
 
Practices to Slowly Break the Anxiety Loop Do you sometimes feel like things can easily spiral out of control? Do you struggle dealing with uncertainty and often perceive outside events to be threatening to your life? As we continue to navigate through these very uncertain times, it can feel like an emotional roller coaster of knowing what you can …
 
On today’s show, I speak with my guest Arundhati Baitmangalkar about the business of yoga. And while I’m sure, you (like me), didn’t start out to become a business owner when you did your fist ytt, you’ve now realised that a business is exactly what you have. Right now, many teachers are realising for the first time that they are truly sole traders…
 
Eating-disorders therapist and fellow podcaster Asher Pandjiris joins us to discuss chronic illness in the context of body acceptance, the experience of living with an autoimmune disorder, the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, how the “personal responsibility” narrative perpetuates stigma, how being queer and non-binary has affected Ashe…
 
Positioning yourself as a leader in your specific field or niche is one of the most effective ways to grow your audience of enthusiastic and engaged followers online. This episode contains Mado’s tips for building your credibility along with building a following. Yoga teachers and anyone looking to build their audience can benefit from this tried a…
 
One of the hardest yet rewarding lessons Sandy's ever had to learn is how to set healthy boundaries without feeling guilty for it.⁣ Do you often find yourself saying “yes” even when it’s really a “no”? ⁣ ⁣Do you struggle to speak your truth and be honest about how you’re actually feeling? ⁣ ⁣Do you assume that if you speak up that people will judge…
 
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