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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 every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

Let's Talk Yoga Arundhati Baitmangalkar

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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 every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

    Why Yoga Nidra is not about sleep with Indu Arora

    Why Yoga Nidra is not about sleep with Indu Arora

    Every once in awhile I come across a yoga teacher who just exemplifies yogic wisdom and embodies the practice. Indu Arora is one such teacher. She was introduced to yoga at the age of 4 in India and has made it her life's practice since. Today, she's...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Indian men & American yoga studios with Ashish Arora

    Indian men & American yoga studios with Ashish Arora

    When was the last time you saw an Indian man doing yoga in an American yoga studio? Chances are - you've rarely seen this. Have you ever wondered why? In this episode, I chat with Ashish Arora. An Indian yoga teacher, who left behind a 6-figure...

    • 50 min
    How to appreciate yoga as yoga teachers with Jesal Parikh.

    How to appreciate yoga as yoga teachers with Jesal Parikh.

    Today’s episode is an informative, spontaneous discussion with Jesal Parikh from Yoga is Dead Podcast. We chat about ways in which yoga teachers can appreciate yoga more. We have a serious discussion about the yoga industry today and how as yoga...

    • 50 min
    6. Instagram is the *new* LinkedIn for yoga teachers with Cora Geroux

    6. Instagram is the *new* LinkedIn for yoga teachers with Cora Geroux

    If you're a yoga teacher looking to leverage the power of social media to grow your class and yoga business, then listen up. In today's episode, I chat with Cora Geroux, a yoga teacher, ex-studio owner, podcast host & business coach for yoga...

    • 57 min
    BONUS: Living your yoga in business

    BONUS: Living your yoga in business

    Being a yoga teacher is not only about teaching yoga but equally about understanding how to run a small scale business. So often yoga teachers forget to think of the business side of yoga. During the pandemic, many yoga teachers have had to start running their own businesses. 
    I was interviewed by Cora Geroux of the teaching yoga podcast last month. We had a great conversation about the backend side of running studios, what it takes to keep things going, what failure looks like, and most importantly, how to live your yoga in your business. 
    Dropping the interview this week! I hope you enjoy it...
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    • 59 min
    5. Cultural appropriation of yoga - a starting point with Madhura Bhagawat

    5. Cultural appropriation of yoga - a starting point with Madhura Bhagawat

    In this episode, we chat about a topic dear to my heart - Cultural appropriation of yoga with my guest, Madhura Bhagawat. 
    Being born & raised in India, this topic is close to my heart. (I bet you've seen my campaigns on Instagram) & a couple of months ago, I met Madhura online. She's a force of nature, working tirelessly to shed light on what yoga is truly about. I knew with her deep understanding of yoga, politics & law she would shed so much light on this topic. She's honest & tells it like it is!
    This episode is the start of many such conversations to come about yoga in the western world. But think of this as a starting point for yoga teachers & studio owners. 

    HIGHLIGHTS>>>
    What is cultural appropriation? How is it different from appreciation? Why Indian yoga teachers are often left out of mainstream western yoga?  The yoga scene in Scotland (where Madhura is currently based)  What does decolonizing yoga mean?  Appropriation we see in modern yoga studios...including use of the word yogi, namaste, using music in class, mala beads as a fashion statement, use of deities and sacred symbols as decor and so much more... We talk about tokenism for Indian yoga teachers & hiring more Indian and South Asian teachers in studios and teacher trainings  Is yoga a religion? Lastly, we talk about how some yoga teachers are sensationalizing and using the BLM movement & other social causes to create controversy and connect Indian politics to the BLM and taking things out of context. How yoga teachers need to be cautious of what they understand from social media? How Instagram is not the place for yoga education and more...
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    • 41 min

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