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Yoga as a practice, a discipline and a philosophy. Yoga for awareness, self-regulation and higher consciousness. Yoga to be embodied, to move, to connect. We often step on the mat for one reason and keep coming for a thousand others. Whether the practice is more physical, mental, or spiritual for you, this interview based podcast will answer all your questions. You will find a wide range of highly respected yoga teacher and authors here to inspire you to step on the mat and carry your lesson ...
 
The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, coverin ...
 
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Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, coauthors of When Love Comes to Light: Bringing Wisdom from The Bhagavad Gita Into Modern Life, talk with J about their new translation and interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita. The conversation begins with a check-in on how things are going in the pandemic and then turns to the relevance of the Gita to our current s…
 
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld is joined by J. Brown to discuss the similarities between Yoga and the Bates Method. J. Brown is a world-renowned yoga teacher based in Pennsylvania and host of the Yoga Talks Podcast. With both their backgrounds in yoga and their shared curiosity about natural vision improvement, J. …
 
Our old pal Michael Wann of Susquehanna Alchemy returns to THC to talk about his most recent rabbit hole of synchronistic connections, power players, and conspiratorial events. Definitely follow along with the slides he provided if you'd like to get a better idea of the big picture:By Greg Carlwood
 
Returning guest Phoenix Aurelius is a self-taught spagyrist who has been practicing and teaching the alchemical arts since 2005. His work focuses on reconstructing Spagyric theory, philosophy, practice, & pharmacopeia for the 21st century at the Phoenix Aurelius Research Academy.Phoenix's website: phoenixaurelius.orgUse the coupon code Higherside f…
 
For this episode, I sat down with Adell Bridges. Adell is a yoga teacher who has travelled the world to share her love of yoga. Her background as a gymnast plays a meaningful role in the playful and creative style of her teaching, which she intertwines with pranayama, yoga philosophy, and anatomy to take the physical practice into a journey of inne…
 
Dr. Monea Tamara Abdul-Majeed, Racial Justice Educator and Yoga Teacher, talks with J about anti-racism and the need for all voices to be heard. They discuss having courageous conversations with family and friends, change making from top down and bottom up, radical viewpoints and self care, understanding privilege without shaming, being resilient i…
 
Carol Horton, author of 21st Century Yoga and Yoga PhD, returns to the show to provide a sober analysis of authoritarianism on both sides of the political aisle and perspective on the choices we all are facing. They discuss the erosion of dialogue and debate among online yoga communities and beyond, the politics and social mores that are fueling th…
 
Returning guest, Whitney Webb, is an independent journalist investigating some of the deepest, darkest rabbitholes there are. She is currently a staff writer for the Last American Vagabond, and previously wrote for MintPress News and Ben Swann's Truth In Media. Whitney is also the very deserving 2019 winner of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromise…
 
Our old friend Sylvie Ivanova of the New Earth YouTube Channel & Megaliths.org returns to talk about provocative prophecies, the Parasite's takeover, hidden history, & the emergence of an interesting character in Russia named Alexander Paramanov.Sylvie's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/everhungriescatgangSylvie's site: http://megalith…
 
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 content every month, like this episode with me on self-care, plus the other regular episodes in the video, uncut and uncensored format. With the other tiers, you can also have access…
 
Kishor Stein is a former student of Manouso Manos who talked with J at the end of last year about the abuse he witnessed, but it was never made public until now. Seven months later, they reconnect to introduce the episode by discussing why it was not originally released and why they are doing so now. The original conversation is about the overt and…
 
Welcome to the first re-imagined monthly Joint Session, initially called that b/c of the sit down between host and audience, but now referring to audience derived content that is gone over in these casual bonus episodes.It's a show made up of: Messages left in the Joint Session forum thread, questions left in the Q&A forum thread, & we go through s…
 
Derrick Broze is an activist, journalist, and the Founder and CEO of The Conscious Resistance Network, an independent media organization focused on empowering individuals through education, philosophy, & community organizing.Derrick is also involved with FreedomCells.org a great resource for finding like-minded people ion your area.Get more Derrick…
 
Tias Little, author of The Practice is the Path and Yoga of the Subtle Body, talks with J about liminal spaces and subtle body healing. They discuss his background and evolution from rigorous physicality to somatic embodiment, mining dreams for messages from beyond, using slower movement and poetic language to encourage greater awareness, delving d…
 
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld is joined by Victor Mifsud, the creator of the documentary film My Neuroplastic Adventure, which is now available on iTunes! Victor was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 9, which eventually led him on an enlightening journey to explore alternative approaches to eye car…
 
Today's guest, Sally Fallon Morell, is best known as the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, nec…
 
For this episode, I sat down with Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Rod is a world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher, guiding and sharing his wisdom for 40 years. He is the founder of ParaYoga®, and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He is the creator of one of the most comprehensive online yoga t…
 
Max Strom, author of There Is No App For Happiness and A Life Worth Breathing, talks with J about emotional healing and fulfilling core human needs. They discuss experiences and influences that shaped Max’s work, the fundamental relationship between bodies and feeling, using breath-work to heal emotional wounds, the ethical causes needed to support…
 
Nicola Belen is a long-time listener of the show who has reached out to J a few times and is currently living in Hong Kong, they discuss her story and what things look like there with the pandemic. Nicola shares her experience of being a “third culture kid,” the years she spent in New York and San Francisco, the evolution of her yoga through pregna…
 
Dr. Angela Hattery & Dr. Earl Smith are award -winning professors and sociologists with over 30 years experience, and 13 books published. Together they have been researching and teaching about social inequalities for quite some time, and their vast knowledge and experience provides a set of critical lenses for interrogating, understanding and devel…
 
Our returning pal, Joshua Cutchin brings along the co-author of his latest project, Timothy Renner of the Strange Familiars Podcast, to dive deep into said project: Where The Footprints End - High Strangeness & the Bigfoot Phenomenon Vol 1. Folklore.Get more from Josh @ www.joshuacutchin.comCheck out Tim's podcast @ www.strangefamiliars.com…
 
For this episode, I sat down with Robert Sturman. Robert is a dedicated yoga practitioner and photographer capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of yoga in his work. His stunning repertoire of portraits runs the gamut from yogis perched on rocks surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, to African orphans practicing yoga in Kenya, to breast …
 
Barbara Verrochi, co-owner and director of The Shala yoga studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn, talks with J about surviving all these years and so far in the pandemic. They discuss their parallel paths through the early NY scene of the nineties, the evolution of practice over the years and the sustainability of small independent centers, what has con…
 
This is on and off your mat podcast, exclusive episode #62: Yoga Nidra. 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 content every month, like this meditation, plus the other regular episodes in the video, uncut and uncensored …
 
Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., former President of the Board of Directors at the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founder of Optimal State, talks with J about the current landscape of the “Industrial Yoga Complex” and embodying the principles of yoga. They discuss Amy’s work as a sports psychologist, her training with TKV Desikachar and differenc…
 
Bruce R. Fenton is a British multidisciplinary scientific researcher and media personality. Born in the historic English town of Cheltenham, England, he studied Information Systems at Anglia Ruskin University before working in global finance and real estate.Fenton, is an explorer best known for his expeditions to megalithic constructions in the Ecu…
 
For this episode, I sat down with J.Brown. J is a yoga teacher, writer, and podcaster. He is at the forefront of a quiet yoga revolution, based in healing, that seeks to change the dialogue and direction of yoga practice in the west. His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga …
 
Leana Marie Marshall, founder of Elle Em Consulting and blackyogateachers365, talks with J about her time at Corepower Yoga and the need for better training around diversity and inclusion in the yoga industry. They discuss the reasons why POC don’t feel welcomed in yoga spaces, working her way through the Corepower system, her attempts to reform in…
 
In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld is joined by Esther Joy van der Werf to celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of starting the Better Eyesight Podcast, which is their new podcast that reads Dr. Bates' monthly publications from exactly 100 years ago. Dr. William Bates published Better Eyesight every month from 1919 to 1930, so Nathan and Esther (and many…
 
Today's guest, Phoenix Aurelius, is a self-taught Spagyrist who has been practicing and teaching the Alchemical Arts & Sciences since 2005. One of his highest stated goals is reconstructing Spagyric Theory, Philosophy, Practice, & Pharmacopoeia for the 21st Century.He runs the Phoenix Aurelius Research Academy, which offers courses, materials, and …
 
Dylan Galos, epidemiologist and evaluator, friend of the show, talks with J about the current health crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement. They discuss the role of epidemiology, his background and areas of study, the science behind pandemics, data sets and policy recommendations, effectiveness of masks, impacts of social distance on mental he…
 
Angela J. Davis, professor of law at AU's Washington College of Law, is an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system. Davis previously served as director of the D.C. Public Defender Service, where she began as a staff attorney representing indigent juveniles and adult…
 
Today we're talking about a new documentary called The Medicine, which chronicles the entire journey of a true Amazonian ayahuasca retreat, with a level of detail I've yet to see anywhere else. The film follows former NFL safety, Kerry Rhodes, and actress, AnnaLyne McCord, as they both seek out shamanic healing for their own reasons.Having spent ma…
 
For this episode, I sat down with Bethany C. Meyers. Bethany is the founder of the online sensation, the be.come project, is a master instructor and entrepreneur with a message known for inclusivity and body-neutrality. Their unique approach to movement awakens clients in profound ways. Meyers’ voice stands apart in the fitness world as a leader in…
 
Todd Norian, author of Tantra Yoga: Journey to Unbreakable Wholeness, talks with J about his time in community and his path to Tantra. They discuss, his thirteen years at Kripalu, his relationship to Amrit Desai, what to make of fallen gurus, endurance training, desire for partnership and eating meat, coming to know that we are enough, and the Tant…
 
This episode is part of our PREMIUM subscription. To get access to it, visit patreon.com/onandoffyourmat and become a member. With this episode, you get a 30 minutes full body sequence video flow to follow along and do at home with me. This one was also a request! If you have requests please let me know about them, I'm happy to create content just …
 
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