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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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.

    Trauma of Cultural Appropriation, decolonizing mental health from a POC viewpoint, & Compassion as a Core Value with Ekta Hattangady

    Trauma of Cultural Appropriation, decolonizing mental health from a POC viewpoint, & Compassion as a Core Value with Ekta Hattangady

    Today, we highlight 3 important topics...
    The trauma of cultural appropriation on Indian people What is 'decolonizing' mental health from a POC viewpoint Exploring compassion as a core valueYou might be wondering what any of this has to do with yoga? Occasionally, I take a step out of "traditional" or "more-predictable" yoga conversations to bring you topics that will influence your yoga life. This is one such conversation. 

    Ekta Hattangady is a social worker, psychotherapist, and mindfulness coach. Who practices yoga & Buddhism. With 16 years of work experience in the US, UK & Canada. 

    We get into learning about...
    What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?Ekta explains what qualifies as good mental healthWhat it means to decolonize mental health & its importanceEkta talks about yoga trauma for Indians abroadWhat is compassion?How empathy and compassion are relatedCompassion: Learned Behavior or Internal Trait?How to measure compassion?What comes first? Compassion or Mindfulness?Different types of compassionEkta's thoughts on the mental health of yoga teachers todayHow to increase your compassio
    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 45 min
    BTS of My New Immersive Study Program

    BTS of My New Immersive Study Program

    An exclusive behind-the-scenes (BTS) look at my new immersive study program. Happening this Winter 2022. 
    For the first time, I take you behind the scenes to give you a first-hand look at how I’m re-working the existing system of studying & teaching yoga. For student who loves to practice, but looking to deepen their understanding of yoga. But doesn't necessarily want to teach yoga. 
    The issue that plagues the yoga world today is most people leap from loving asana to suddenly studying to become a yoga teacher. Skipping many parts & payers in between. This is a big loophole. There's a need for more yoga study or education programs in the modern-day context.  This is what we talk about today. 

    I share my 10 non-negotiables when starting a teacher training or study program. Perfect if you're keen to evaluate your own training or use this as a checklist to audit your previous yoga education. 
    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 29 min
    5 Ways to Verify The Credibility Of Your Instagram-Famous Yoga Teacher

    5 Ways to Verify The Credibility Of Your Instagram-Famous Yoga Teacher

    Social media has undoubtedly influenced yoga. In today's conversation, I explore ways in which you can verify the credibility of your Instagram-famous yoga teacher. You'll get a list of questions or thought-provoking prompts before you dedicate your time, energy and money to these yoga teachers.

    If you use Instagram & are a yoga teacher, chances are you're influenced by the medium and probably not fully aware of the extent to which the medium influences your thinking.

    Listen in, for 5 must ask questions for yourself and your Instagram yoga celebrity.  

    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 31 min
    The Future of Yoga Teacher Trainings in 2021 (solo episode)

    The Future of Yoga Teacher Trainings in 2021 (solo episode)

    Want to be a better teacher? You've first got to seek out the best yoga teacher trainings out there. But it isn't business as usual in the yoga world in 2021.

    I take a fresh look at where the yoga industry is headed in this new normal. Where you should be focused for higher or better yoga education.

    The best combination of trainings to get a good foundation & more.  Hit play if you want to learn how to be a better yoga teacher. 
     
    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/

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    • 27 min
    Curious about the Bhagavad Gita - Here's what you need to know with Kaya Mindlin

    Curious about the Bhagavad Gita - Here's what you need to know with Kaya Mindlin

    Are you keen to understand the Bhagavad Gita & how it relates to the life of yoga seekers?

    If yes, this conversation is the best on this topic. Kaya Mindlin is a lifelong student & teacher of the Bhagavad Gita. She shares many fascinating aspects of this text.

    We don't talk about the storyline of the Gita but more along the lines of how this applies to a yoga seeker.  Kaya shares some very important misconceptions in modern yoga about this text. And reminds of the much overlooked "teaching methodology" of the Gita by modern-day yoga seekers.

    We also explore the significance of this text in many ways in this conversation. If you're curious about why this text is standing the test of time. Tune in now. 

    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 59 min
    Teaching Yoga with Intention with Judith Hanson Lasater

    Teaching Yoga with Intention with Judith Hanson Lasater

    Judith Hanson Lasater is back on the show today for the 3rd time. We chat about her 2 very significant milestones. Her newest book, “Teaching Yoga with Intention - The Essential Guide to Skillful Hands-On Assists and Verbal Communication”. She also completed 50 years of teaching yoga this July & I ask her what it's like to teach for half a century. Her evolution through this journey. 
    Teaching yoga with intention is a book that is for both - the yoga teacher and the yoga student. Judith addresses the importance of communication for yoga teachers. Especially communicating using the system of non-violent communication. (I had previously interviewed her about this. Listen to episode 31) & the importance of mutuality & empathy in communication. 
    Her book also highlights adjustments, power dynamics, difficult conversations & hands-on adjustments. 
    My favorite part of the book is the final section about how to become an educated student. This is a key part of the conversation that's missing in mainstream yoga. We can all use reminders of how to be a better yoga student! 
    Judith also shares a special 30% off coupon code for her new book in this episode. You can listen anywhere you stream your podcasts or just head to the link in my bio! 
    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

elliegoat22 ,

Transformative!

I’m so glad I found your podcast, Arundhati. I love the people you interview and their knowledge, expertise, exploration of ideas and sharing of practical ways to practice, teach, study and live yoga. Your perspectives are firm and focused and at the same time you explore everything with a sense of curiosity. I began yoga looking for a feel-good practice and have found more depth to myself and the teachings of yoga than I thought possible. You and your guests are part of my continuing education and have opened my eyes to new paths that I would like to travel. Well done 💛

jessiyogini ,

Authentic and Engaging

I have just been binge listening to this show on a long drive with my little one. It’s so informative, engaging and inspiring. I’m definitely a fan now!

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