26 episodes

Through a collage of conversations, here we distill mindful living and timeless wisdom within a modern everyday context. Experience rich and insightful dialogue with a wide variety of guests as we explore the melodies and mechanics of life. Here, we nurture and value the delicate relationship with seasonal rhythm, our outer environment, and also delve into the unlimited reservoir of quietude and neutrality within.

We venture into concepts around mindfulness, meditation, Yoga, Ayurveda, breath work, movement, mantra, harmonious seasonal living, motherhood, mindset, and what it looks like to lead a life living in alignment. With sincerity, curiosity, and studentship, we navigate that which makes us come alive.

Living In Alignment Amy Landry

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Through a collage of conversations, here we distill mindful living and timeless wisdom within a modern everyday context. Experience rich and insightful dialogue with a wide variety of guests as we explore the melodies and mechanics of life. Here, we nurture and value the delicate relationship with seasonal rhythm, our outer environment, and also delve into the unlimited reservoir of quietude and neutrality within.

We venture into concepts around mindfulness, meditation, Yoga, Ayurveda, breath work, movement, mantra, harmonious seasonal living, motherhood, mindset, and what it looks like to lead a life living in alignment. With sincerity, curiosity, and studentship, we navigate that which makes us come alive.

    Katie Rose - Weaving Timeless Wisdom into Everyday Life

    Katie Rose - Weaving Timeless Wisdom into Everyday Life

    Katie Rose is a yoga teacher, ayurveda guide and author with over 25 years of experience in the world of wellness alongside many thousands of teaching hours under her belt. She is a doula and teacher for the Australian Doula College.

    Katie was the manager of the prestigious TriYoga centre in London before moving to Sydney and opening Samadhi Yoga in 2004 followed by Jivamukti Yoga Sydney which at its peak was a four-studio business.

    Her popular online courses have helped hundreds of women from all over the world in empower themselves.  Much of Katie’s work focuses on the Australian seasons, landscape and Indigenous culture and she has a keen passion for respecting First Nation’s wisdom as well as animal rights and the environment.

    She is the founder and host of the annual Bhakti Women’s Online Yoga Summit and the author of several internationally available books published by Rockpool Publishing including ‘Mindful Living’ and ‘The Yoga of Birth’.

    Katie helps women go from feeling stuck and overwhelmed to living a life that is vibrant, creative and abundant. 

    She lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and her five children in a loud and busy household where her meditation practice keeps her sane!

    Within this episode:

    Katie’s past life calling and blessing of good karma with her teachers
    Unravelling the esoteric and feminine approach to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
    The value of inner authority when understanding yoga related texts
    Weaving the masculine and feminine qualities into daily life, personally and professionally
    Being in relationship with the subtle yogic body, the pranamaya kosha, in a practical way
    Katie’s capacity to utilise her time and presence with depth
    How Katie has curated her career with boundaries and devotion to her family
    How Katie embraces the role of matriarch in her home
    Building community, bringing people together both in person and online
    The challenges and biggest learning from hosting online live summits
    Katie’s favourite book recommendations on Yoga and Ayurveda
    The controversial book Katie is currently reading and the biggest takeaway from it

    Connect with Katie via her website: https://www.bhaktirose.com.au/ and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bhakti.rose/

    Mentioned in the episode:

    The Secret Power of Yoga, by Nischala Joy Devi
    Don’t Just Sit There! By Biet Simkin
    The Path of Practice, by Maya Tiwari
    Eve in Exile: And the Restoration of Femininity, by Rebekah Merkle

    • 55 min
    Mark Breadner - Yoga Beyond the Body

    Mark Breadner - Yoga Beyond the Body

    Mark Breadner is a luminary in the world of yoga and meditation education, boasting over five decades of devoted practice. Known as a teacher of teachers and Australia's longest-serving yoga educator, Mark is the creator of YogaCoach and a certified somatic psychotherapist. He has dedicated his career to empowering yoga teachers to become transformational leaders. Beyond training thousands of yoga and meditation teachers, his expertise has led him to become a "Body/Mind" coach for Olympic Gold medalists and World Champions in swimming & surfing. His passion and focus aim to foster a new generation of yoga teachers, providing essential skills for this deeply transformative practice and teaching.

    In this episode, uncover:

    Mark’s introduction to yoga through his mother as a child
    How Mark came to yoga and came to teaching as a teenager
    What Mark’s practice and life looked like in his early days
    Mark’s experience of traveling India years ago and what it showed him
    Mark’s vision and mission for yoga teachers and facilitating teacher trainings
    What prana is and why this understanding is fundamental to the practice and path of yoga
    The basics of subtle yogic anatomy
    Misunderstandings and risks around the Breathwork trend and pranayama
    How the Western interest in science needs to be paired with Spirit
    How Yoga is now part of the fitness movement as an alternate fitness offering
    Seeing the body through the lens of yoga
    The questionable value of Western anatomy and physiology in the context of yoga
    What we lose through the commercialisation of yoga
    How Yoga Teachers can avoid becoming a commodity
    How yoga could be at the leading edge of the health and wellbeing industry
    How a Yoga Teacher can find their niche within their work in the world
    Yoga without asana
    How mastery of mental stability must arise before building prana
    How to get the most change and improvement in your body whilst being kind to oneself
    The essential, holistic, sequential approach to yoga
    How to live yoga and embrace being an energetic, subtle being
    The value of fasting as it pertains to yoga
    Mark’s 3 recommended books
    His message to yoga teachers 



    NEWCASTLE Sept 16th

    CENTRAL COAST Sept 17th

    BRISBANE Sept 23

    SOUTH SYDNEY Sept 30

    BALI Meditation Training Immersion Oct 27-31

    FREE BREATH CHALLENGE: https://challenge.yogacoach.com/

    Connect with Mark via his website https://www.yogacoach.com/ and also on Instagram @mark.breadner or https://www.instagram.com/mark.breadner/


    IYTA - International Yoga Teachers Association

    The Oxygen Advantage - Patrick McKeown

    Tantra of the Yoga Sutras - Alan Finger

    The Kybalion

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Octavio Salvado - A Stairway to Higher Yoga

    Octavio Salvado - A Stairway to Higher Yoga

    Octavio Salvado’s mission is simple: to share Yoga with the world in the way that it was intended – as a spiritual science, not an exercise routine.

    Everything he teaches is lineage-based, integrated over decades of a hardcore commitment to personal practice. Octavio considers himself a student above all else - a relentless student with unwavering commitment to this extraordinary path that has the potential to truly heal, realign, and empower the world.

    As a teacher, Octavio has a firm resolve to spend his life helping other dedicated students find more depth in their practices, and more purpose, self-reliance, joy and freedom in their daily lives. He holds absolute certainty that Yoga, when practiced correctly, can provide this.

    Octavio currently lives in Bali with his amazing wife, Emma and their two wild kids, where together they run The Practice – a Yoga institute dedicated to keeping the tradition alive.

    Connect and study with Octavio at thepracticebali.com and on Instagram at @thepracticebaliyoga - plus check out the Moon Sun Fire app should you feel drawn to cultivating a solid home practice.

    Here is some of what you’ll find within this episode:

    Insight into Octavio’s path, including the early influences and pivotal moments.
    The truth about Dharma and our duty in life.
    The problem with our current yoga world and the mainstream practices.
    What sharpens our intellect and highest expression of Buddhi.
    What Octavio is guilty of.
    How modern yoga classes do not facilitate Dharmic living.
    Embracing wealth and shared prosperity within the community.
    The essence of Sanātana Dharma in daily life.
    Lessons of eternal truth.
    A true tell tale sign you’re on the right path.
    Uncovering ever present abundance.
    Insights into Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.
    The central theme within Tantra.
    The ultimate stairway to higher yoga.
    Key components within Hatha Yoga.
    Two essential roles of Asana.
    The most important defining qualities of an excellent yoga teacher.


    David Goulet - https://chakrayoga.com/

    Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda

    Grab a cuppa and join us for this riveting conversation.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Paula Crossfield - Vedic Astrology and your Karmic Wealth

    Paula Crossfield - Vedic Astrology and your Karmic Wealth

    Paula Crossfield is a Vedic astrologer and Business Coach dedicated to helping a million spirit-led entrepreneurs make more money and impact so they can bankroll the change they want to see in the world.

    She believes that when spiritually grounded business owners are aligned with their purpose and the planets, they can earn massively and give back in profound ways to inspire a positive change in our culture – in fact Paula is able to give back and donate five figures every year from her overflow (that’s in USD!).

    Her insights on astrology and business strategy have helped her clients build sustainable five+ figure per month incomes while still embodying their values.

    When she's not helping her clients with proven strategies paired with astrology’s auspicious timing and insight, you can find Paula working in the garden on her 160 acre homestead where she and her husband are regenerating the forest and land for future generations.

    In this insightful episode:

    Paula shares the incredibly aligned, moving, and synchronistic story of her path
    Learn the influence of Paula’s first trip to India on the trajectory of her life
    Understand the distinct elements of Vedic Astrology
    Understand how Western astrology is different to Vedic astrology (the “eye of the veda”)
    Hear of the value of remedies in Vedic astrology
    How Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) is tied into Yoga and Ayurveda
    Learn how we can see ourselves through our unique stories and then gain headway to move forward well in life
    Discover the 3 key aspects of your chart which are the most valuable to pay attention to
    Three essential books to read
    Unravelling narratives and the resistance to wealth for those in spiritual communities and work
    Money as Shakti and Karma
    Building wealth into one’s business with the purpose to purely give back
    Paula’s empowering offerings and courses you can access



    Mentioned in the episode:

    Prakriti by Dr Robert Svoboda

    Shadow Yoga (Shandor Remete & Emma Balances)

    Dr Scott Blossom

    Allison Dennis

    BOOK: The Divine Forces of the Lunar Naksatras

    By Radhe (Susan Pfau)

    BOOK: Light On Life by Dr Robert Svoboda and  Hart de Fouw

    BOOK: The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

    BOOK: The Soul Of Money by Lynne Twist

    • 48 min
    Daniel Simpson - The Truth (& Untruths) of Yoga

    Daniel Simpson - The Truth (& Untruths) of Yoga

    Twenty years ago, Daniel Simpson quit his job as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. It’s a long story – it wound up as a book – but to keep it brief, Daniel got high and freaked out while his colleagues hyped a bogus case for war.

    Daniel Simpson is the author of The Truth of Yoga, an accessible guide to yoga history and philosophy. He holds a master's degree in yoga studies (from School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London) and teaches courses at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, on yoga teacher trainings and via his website: truthofyoga.com

    In this wonderful episode we uncover:

    Daniels fascinating story working as a foreign correspondent, his curious and wild travels in India, his path as a yoga practitioner (by accident) and teacher, and more
    The motivation behind his book, The Truth Of Yoga, and how it has filled a gap in the market for yoga practitioners
    The many untruths of yoga
    The complexities around the meaning of “yoga”
    The questionable relevance of popular texts to yoga, as we know it today
    The real purpose of the Yoga Sutra
    The value, and barrier, of the Bhagavad Gita in our modern lives
    How we need to continue the innovation of yoga whilst respecting the culture and traditions
    The influence of Tantra on yoga as we know it today
    The relevance and misunderstandings of Tantra for yoga practitioners
    Clarifying the purpose of eastern chakra systems and the development of the chakras over time in the western world
    The varying auxiliaries or limbs of yoga, beyond Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga system
    The potential healing with an 8 limbed path
    Why all of this matters
    Applying discernment as we approach our studies
    Daniel’s upcoming retreat that integrates theory and practice
    Daniel’s online offerings and courses


    Swami Hariharananda Aranya - Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali with Bhasvati
    Kurt Leland - Rainbow Body


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielcsimpson/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truthofyoga/

    Website: http://truthofyoga.com & https://www.danielsimpson.info/

    Substack: https://ancientfutures.substack.com/

    Podcast: Ancient Futures - https://ancientfutures.substack.com/

    Yoga Retreat: https://bit.ly/uk-retreat August 2023

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Vikram Jeet Singh - The Middle Path of Yoga

    Vikram Jeet Singh - The Middle Path of Yoga

    Vikram Jeet Singh took his first asana class in 2006. After steady practice he went on to finish a 500 hour Teacher Training in Kerala, India in early 2008. After teaching part time for a few months, Vikram was called to switch careers and ultimately left a HR job to pursue full time yoga teaching. 

    Over the course of the years gone by he has accumulated more than  11,000 hours of teaching experience across the US, Canada, and India. Vikram is an Ayurvedic practitioner having completed his studies from the Kripalu School Of Ayurveda.

    Vikram completed his training with Bernie Clark in November 2015 and is a certified Yin Yoga Teacher. More recently, Vikram received authorization from Sharath Jois to teach the Ashtanga primary series.

    Being born AND growing up in India, Vikram has always been fascinated with the rich history and stories from the Indian culture which were a big part of his childhood. His passion for sharing this wisdom and deep desire to study Yoga History & Philosophy has lead him to be part of the lead faculty for Modo Yoga, where he teaches modules on the history of yoga alongside the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. He also runs mentorship courses and workshops for teachers, studios and practitioners to help bring yoga in every aspect of our lives. 

    A strong advocate of true diversity & inclusion, Vikram consults yoga teachers and studios on cultural appropriation, decolonisation, and inclusion in both yoga and related spaces.

    Vikram loves to share his culture and experience of growing up in India, and believes that all practitioners at some point, should visit the birthplace of Yoga. To help support that initiative, he hosts annual retreats in India, where he currently lives - in Goa - with his wife, Melissa and their daughter, Satya.

    In this episode we uncover and learn:

    The presence of Yoga as being woven into the fabric of daily life as a child in India
    The influence of Vikram’s grandfather, planting seeds of yoga throughout his upbringing
    The cultural context of yoga
    The current yoga culture and trends across India
    What a genuinely culturally immersive experience of India is
    What yoga means and looks like in India
    Misrepresentation VS Cultural Appropriation
    How to not cross the line of ethical representation of yoga
    What drives the misrepresentation of yoga
    What we can do to have integrity in presenting yoga
    What reflections and questions around inclusion and diversity we should we be having a community
    Diversity VS Decolonisation
    Reverence and sanctity in preserving yoga
    Contemplating the desire for Guru and lineage
    Why some Gurus fall from grace
    How the teachings of yoga traditions are not dependent on a Guru
    The value in considering your own composition and mental qualities to know which schools and systems would be ideal, regardless of trends
    How all roads of yoga lead to the same place or end goal
    Taking ownership of our path
    The hustle culture of studentship in yoga
    How Vikram can support you if you’re a student, teacher, or studio owner, in sharing history, philosophy, and ethics
    How Vikram’s courses and offerings can support you as a student seeking more depth of knowledge without the YTT price tag

    You can connect with Vikram on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/wanderingmat/ and find his offerings here: https://www.yogifuel.com/vikraminstabio 

    • 1 hr 8 min

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