Be inspired, uplifted and gain new perspectives with Jo and Rane from Garden of Yoga. Every episode celebrates the diversity of yoga, meditation and movement teachers from Australia and around the world.
Life in Lockdown
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In this episode, Rane and Jo share the books, projects and resources that are helping them navigate life in lockdown.
These are challenging times, and we send out our support and solidarity to you all. Here are some of our favourites that might spark a little joy.
What is helping your mental health right now?
While these resources have been helping our state of mind, if you need support please call:
Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Health Support.
1800 512 348.
Lifeline. Crisis Support.
13 11 14.
Rane: Learning Maori - Happy Maori Language Week!
Korero Maori - Maori Made Easy: Scotty Morrison
Waka Huia, Te Karere, view on the Maori TV app:
Jo: Gua Sha - Sandra Lanshin Chiu TCM
Chris Cheers Psychology - elevating mental health in the arts and LGBTQI+ communities. Helpful insights and suggestions like:
‘Notes from a psychologist trying to find a way through a lockdown low day’
Em Swami - art + activism from an intersectional perspective. Jo just bought the ‘Stop imagining the apocalypse start imagining the revolution’ print.
Danielle Coke - visual and poetic representation of social justice issues. A helpful, visual way to make sense of complex social issues.
Christopher - a Brooklyn based Black, queer femme kween building - community through plants. Joy, sparkles, plant care and self care tips.
Feel good viewing
Beryl Shereshewsky, a youtube channel cooking and exploring foods from different cultures.
Pick Up Limes - a youtube channel sharing simple and inspiring vegan dishes, with lots of quick and low budget options. We love Sadia’s episode sharing Afghan dishes from her childhood.
Back to Nature: ABC Iview
A journey through the Australian landscape and the unique stories of the land, deepening
our connection with nature and culture. Beautiful scenery, insights from the original inhabitants of each location and creative guests.
Jo’s recently enjoyed books:
Taylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the Six, Malibu Rising
Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell
Justina Blakeney - Jungalow
Although buy from somewhere local or booktopia to save on shipping.
Jivana’s new book - Yoga Revolution, it will be released in November (Jo was reading an advance copy for an upcoming podcast episode).
Who is inspiring you right now?
Accessible Yoga Training
Accessible Yoga Conference - September 22
Asanas for Autism and Special Needs
Yoga for Humankind
Jill Miller and Tom Myers rolling along the anatomy trains
Aboriginal creator and story teller. Mermaid queen on Kariyarra country. Art, design, photography tips, celebrating Aboriginal women and families.
Inspiration from Fipe Preuss!
Dee Dussault - Cannabis, Yoga and Racial Justice
Dee Dussault is an internationally known yoga teacher, sensuality coach, and is the author of Ganja Yoga book. She also extensively promotes anti-racism work, so we were very interested to get her perspectives on everything from yoga, cultural appropriation, the racism inherent to the war on drugs, and much more.
We have said that we are branching out from yoga-themed episodes, but we really think that the work that Dee Dussault is doing is very interesting and she is working with a side of yoga that has been relatively unexplored in the west.
We know this is a topic that people may have strong opinions on and we would love to hear from you - you can comment below or join us on Facebook in the Flow artists podcast group - let us know your thoughts!
Dee's website: https://www.deedussault.com/home
Ganja Yoga Book: https://www.ganjayoga.com/
Offering Tree: https://www.offeringtree.com/flowartists
A Journey Home
The podcast has been on an extended break lately. This was partly due to Rane's recent trip back to New Zealand. And what a trip it was!
In this episode we change the format slightly - we hear Rane speaking with Jo about the chaotic events that occurred while he was in New Zealand - from calling the ambulance at 4 am for his father, to jetting around the country to visit various hospitals, and concluding with the funeral of another family member. Rane also shares about the sad but ultimately rewarding time he spent with his mother and his learning to come to terms with her dementia.
It was a tumultuous journey with emotional highs and lows.
Fipe Preuss - Living Culture, Living Koko
Fipe Preuss is a Polynesian dancer, an activist, a chocolate maker, a scuba instructor(!), and a business woman who also goes by the stage name Fipe Keanu.
Fipe is of Samoan and German heritage and hails from both Samoa and New Zealand. We were really excited to talk to her in particular about what she is doing with her business Living Koko, combining sustainability, food sovereignty, cultural education, and chocolate!
Fipe brought an amazing energy to our conversation, so we are excited to be sharing it with you today!
Living Koko: https://www.livingkoko.com/
Fipe's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fipekeanu/
Vaiusu on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vaiusu_melbourne/
100th Episode Livestream Recording!
We recently recorded a live stream to celebrate our 100th episode live from the Rane Room!
We get a little bit more personal in this episode and speak about some aspects of the yoga world that have really been on our minds.
We also reminisce about some of our favourite episodes and we discuss where we are going from here.
Beata Heyman - Circle of Breath, Circle of Life
In our latest episode, we speak with Beata Heyman.
Beata is a yoga teacher, a yoga teacher trainer, and the creator of Breath Circle. Breath Circle is a health and wellbeing organisation, teaching mindful breathing in schools to support emotional regulation and mental health in young people. They work directly with schools to empower students and teachers to use mindful breathing as a tool for self-regulating emotions and building resilience.
Beata is doing amazing work teaching breathwork to children, teenagers, and their teachers so we were excited to get the chance to speak with her. Trigger warning: Beata’s story does involve a very intense memory of family violence, and the mental health of a family member.
Her healing from this time really informs a lot of the work she does today, and we are honored that our guests trust us to hold space for this kind of sharing.
Breath Circle: http://www.beataheymann.com/breath-circle
Breath Circle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breathcircle/
Embodied Yoga Summit: https://learn.theembodylab.com/a/46268/AfQ2FeF9
Amazing Aerial Intro Pass: https://gardenofyoga.com.au/pass-purchase/amazing-aerial-intro
This episode is sponsored by Yoga Australia:
The opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the view and opinions of the sponsor.
So thankful to have discovered this podcast
So many inspiring guests and important discussions about yoga and the health and wellness industries, it’s a resource. Thanks Jo and Rane, keep up the amazing work!
Wonderful and insightful.
Love listening to this local Melbourne poddy. Such insightful guests and thoughtful presenting. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about anything yoga related.
My favourite podcast
This is my favourite podcast on yoga/meditation and other related teachings. It is authentic and knowledgeable and I love Jo and Rane's approach. They have intersting guests and I love that they often follow up the interviews up with a workshop of some sort for those wanting to expand their knowledge more. Keep up the great work.