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A yoga podcast filled with truly engaging interviews from the most inspiring and accomplished spiritual teachers in the world. Get inspired by their story, learn their best-kept secrets, and how to apply everything they know to your practice and your life off the mat. Join me in my curious, passionate, open minded attitude towards growth and transformation as I meet all the teachers who inspire me and as we share with you the gifts of yoga. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/5a5fde ...
 
Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, hea ...
 
Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in e ...
 
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Did you know you can optimize your life by living in accordance with your cycle, just like with any other rhythms that exist in Nature? For this episode, I sat down with Mia Tarduno. Mia is a yoga teacher, she’s certified in Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Certified Life Coach. Her mission is to connect people with their natural states of being to restor…
 
Restorative yoga is a hidden gem of modern yoga Adelene Cheong, a London-based senior yoga teacher who specializes in restorative yoga. When I met Adelene in a recent training I instantly knew that I wanted to have her chat with you about all things restorative yoga as she's steeped in it from years of experience. This conversation weaves through m…
 
In this episode, I talk to Anusha Wijeyakumar, the founder of Shanti Within Wellness. Anusha Wijeyakumar is an author and a motivational speaker with areas of expertise in the science of mindfulness and meditation. Anusha is among the few South Asian women in the yoga industry making a real difference with her work every day. Meditation is a big pa…
 
What Ayurveda has to say about your GUT-HEALTH? One of my intentions in 2021 is to take better care of my digestive health. Like so many of you, when it comes to living holistically, I first turn to Yoga & Ayurveda for answers. In this episode, I chat with Dr. Ram Tamang, an Ayurvedic doctor (& also my doctor) with 20 years of experience. Born & ra…
 
Happy New Year guys! This time a year is perfect to reflect on the past year and project ourselves into the future to envision and create what you want to experience. Did you feel like 2020 was a year of ruined plans? If so now’s the time to take control back, dream again, and start to rebuild. Are you the type not to follow through on resolutions?…
 
As we wrap up the year, I’d like to thank you for tuning into the show, leaving reviews, and for all the kind words! I'm also grateful to all the amazing guests that we had on the show. It's amazing how much Let's Talk Yoga has grown over a short period of time! Wish you a joyful, safe, peaceful holiday season to all of our listeners and we're look…
 
I hope you’re having a happy holiday season! This time a year is perfect to reflect on the past year and project ourselves into the future to envision and create what you want to experience. Did you feel like 2020 was a year of ruined plans, a strange waiting game where everything felt out of your control? I know I did… So we can start to move forw…
 
Today, I have an inspiring story to share with you that I think many of you will relate to. Erin Landsee is a yoga teacher and mom of three who had finally found a work-life balance that worked for her family--teaching yoga at a local college. Like so many, she found herself starting over when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. With little kids at home 24/…
 
Can fat people do yoga? Oftentimes, larger-body people experience hostility in fitness environments. Amber Karnes certainly remembers how nervous she was when she first joined a yoga class. Nevertheless, her body figure and all the constant negative self-talk didn’t stop her and eventually, she got hooked on practicing yoga. She originally started …
 
Today, Jason and I dive into the topic of leadership in the yoga community. People love their yoga teachers--so much! And while there’s a lot of good that comes from that, it can also set up an unbalanced power dynamic. We talk about the student-teacher power differential and some of the circumstances that put yoga teachers at risk of (knowingly or…
 
Since some of our listeners have been curious about my yoga journey, I thought that this would be the perfect time to drop a bonus episode. I’m sharing with you an interview that I did with Andrea Ferretti of Yogaland Podcast earlier this summer. Andrea Ferretti is the well-known host of the long-running Yogaland podcast & wife of Jason Crandell, a…
 
If you are a newer teacher sequencing might feel overwhelming at times and having some structure can be very grounding and helpful. If you are not a teacher, this episode is still for you, don’t go anywhere. Having some knowledge, some behind the curtain information about sequencing might help you identify or choose the right teacher for you and it…
 
As the world edges ever close to the one year mark of being in the midst of a pandemic, many of us are feeling weary. This week, Jason and I talk about resilience -- how it's been tested and how we tap into it using the tools from our yoga practice both on and off the mat. Hope it helps you tap into your own resilience during these challenging time…
 
After podcasting for four years, I want to feature YOUR voices--people who study with us. Today, I'm sharing a story from listener Elisabeth Brower, a yoga teacher from Oregon. I love how creative she has been with her teaching during this challenging time. I'd also love to hear from you! Do you have a story about how this pandemic has shaped your …
 
When I thought about the perfect guest to talk about OM, Sanskrit language, as well as mantra and meditation, I thought of Sunita Baste Patil. She shares her vast knowledge & experience in today's podcast. If you've ever wondered about the origins of OM, the meaning, the significance, the pronunciation - you'll discover those answers in today's con…
 
Indu Arora is back on the podcast again! This time we geek out about all things self-care from the rich & deep wisdom of Ayurveda. Indu just released her 3rd book, SOMA 100 heritage recipes for self-care. This conversation is woven around self-care rituals detailed in her latest e-book. If you've been looking to go beyond trendy self-care & invest …
 
We can all use a little more joy and creativity in our lives right now -- especially after months of teaching and taking online yoga classes. Chicago-based yoga teacher Bradshaw Wish is just the breath of fresh air we all need. It matters not that much of the world is going back into lockdown -- Bradshaw's annual Mariah Carey Christmas Flow must go…
 
A strong core is not about bikini season, and a core workout is not a post-Thanksgiving punishment. A strong core stabilizes the body and allows you to move in all directions with more control and less injury risk. Whether you're flowing through a vinyasa or mopping the floor, all necessary movements either originate in your core, or move through i…
 
We're getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving in Yogaland! This week, Jason and I are sharing the things we’re thankful for right now (yes, even in 2020!). We feel especially grateful for all of YOU! Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode217 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o…
 
Usually, when we think of history, we think of it as boring. But as I was looking for someone to help weave the journey of yoga in North America, I stumbled upon Colin Hall’s show called the Yoga History Podcast that was made in collaboration with Yoga International. It really surprised me as Colin has this amazing sense of humor while providing gr…
 
We are finishing our mental health series today. If you missed our 3 other episodes, check out #70: Yoga for Stress and Anxiety, and #72 Yoga for Mental Health. You also got a deep dive and practice of alternate nostril breathing on our Premium Membership on Patreon for #71, as a tool to deal with stressful times. Today is a special episode. I do n…
 
Today's guest, Susanna Barkataki, is the author of a new book on yoga's history and culture called Embrace Yoga's Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. This book is a call for all who study yoga to take a deeper look at how we interact with Indian culture, how we use our privilege, and how we can advocate for more equity within the p…
 
Yoga Alliance, whether you love them or despise them, this episode will shed light on how they’ve evolved into a progressive, community-driven platform in the past 2 years. I chatted with Dr. Christa Kuberry, the VP of Yoga Alliance Standards, about the new, revised guidelines for 2021 for studios & teacher trainings. What happens after 2021, as we…
 
We are continuing with our mental health theme in hopes of supporting you through these challenging times. If you missed our Episode #70: Yoga for Anxiety, find it here, and our articles and premiums episode on Alternate Nostrils Breathing, you can find the deep dive article here and the practice of alternate nostril breathing or a follow along on …
 
I’m back with a solo episode answering the most commonly asked asana questions over the past (almost) a decade of teaching yoga. While most of you know me through my guest interviews, I actually teach a lot of asana at my yoga studio. It’s not every day that you see an Indian immigrant yoga teacher talking about the physical practice of yoga, is it…
 
Religious Studies professor Andrea Jain is back on the podcast -- this time to talk to Jason about her new book, "Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spiritualization." Jain's book explores the connection between global spirituality and neoliberalism. While Jain acknowledges that yoga is healthy practice, she's concerned by the ways in which mo…
 
We’re exploring the purpose of props in today’s episode with international yoga teacher, Zain Syed. Zain’s videos on social media have inspired many around the world to explore creative and fun ways to practice yoga poses. With many years of training from senior Iyengar Yoga teachers, as well as studying and learning from his mentor and dear friend…
 
This episode is part of our PREMIUM subscription. To get access to it, visit Patreon.com/onandoffyourmat and become a member. On the 5$ tier, you get one new exclusive every month. Today you get a lesson on Alternate Nostril Breathing, we talk about what is the practice, why do it, the benefits, any contraindications, I give a few tips to help you …
 
This episode scratches the surface of how to approach knee pain in yoga poses. Jason talks us through how he approaches knee pain in Pigeon Pose, Bridge Pose, and Virasana (or Vajrasana, which is sitting on your shins). Shownotes include a link to our blog: 3 Backbend Cues for Tweaky Knees & Hips. Visit yogalandpodcast.com/episode214 to check it ou…
 
My guest today is the face of the Accessible yoga movement. Jivana Heyman, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. He’s the co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training School, and the author of the book, Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Eve…
 
With the World Mental Health Day earlier this month, and everything happening socially, politically and health wise in the world right now, I thought it was the perfect time to dig in the power of yoga to support us through these times. For this episode, I sat down with Amanda Whiting. Amanda is a yoga teacher specializing in yoga for emotional wel…
 
On today's episode, Jason talks with Portland yoga teacher Abby Kraai about her experience of teaching and practicing yoga with scoliosis. This episode is packed with practical info about how to help students with scoliosis approach different yoga poses, which postures that people with varying degrees of scoliosis might want to avoid, and where to …
 
For this episode, I sat down with Susanna Barkataki. Susanna is a yoga teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist and the founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute where she runs Ignite Be Well 200/500 Yoga teacher Training programs. She is the author of the forthcoming book Honor Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. With a degree…
 
My guest today has been teaching yoga for almost 50 years. Let that sink in - 50 years. Judith Hanson Lasater is a teacher's teacher, an author, and a world-renowned yoga teacher highly respected for her experience in the yoga world. She has authored many yoga books - her latest one being "Yoga Myths" that just came out several weeks ago. In this b…
 
What do you do when a student comes to you hoping you can help them with an injury? Just what is appropriate or inappropriate? How can you help students heal while not overstepping into the realm of medical clinician? Find out on today's episode! Show notes: http://jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode212 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogala…
 
My guest this week wears many hats. She's a yoga teacher, podcaster, teacher trainer, mentor, and more. Francesca Cervero & I discuss how during this unprecedented time for the world & yoga studios, yoga teachers need to understand the potential of getting private clients to stick. As yoga studios are closing every week across the globe. In the yea…
 
It was once common practice for yoga teachers to start every class with a simple question: "Is anyone working with any injuries or medical conditions?" On this episode, Jason talks about the reasons that this question does -- and does not -- hold up. The goal isn't to tell teachers what to do, but to share the pros and cons so that you can make the…
 
This episode is part of our PREMIUM subscription. To get access to it, visit Patreon.com/onandoffyourmat and become a member. On the 5$ tier, you get one new exclusive episode every month. Today you get a 30-minute video sequence, a delicious no props required restorative yoga class with me. With the other tiers, you can also have access to some or…
 
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