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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.

The Flow Artists Podcast Rane Bowen, Jo Stewart

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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.

    Michelle Cassandra Johnson - Oppression Takes the Breath Away

    Michelle Cassandra Johnson - Oppression Takes the Breath Away

    For our first episode of 2020 Jo and Rane speak with Michelle Cassandra Johnson.
    Michelle Cassandra Johnson is a writer, yoga teacher, social worker, activist, and author of Skill in Action.

    Skill in Action is an unflinching look at power and privilege, oppression, liberation and suffering, and invites readers to take steps to make changes in their lives to create a world that allows all of us to be free. It incorporates yogic philosophy, poetry and personal practice as a path towards dismantling racism.

    In this episode, we learn about Michelle's background growing up in Richmond, Virginia, how she discovered yoga and the inspiration for writing the book Skill in Action.

    Also, Rane was surprised to learn that he was selected as one of 20 Teachers of Colour to Watch in 2020!
    https://www.yogawallanyc.com/blog/2020/1/9/20-yoga-teachers-of-color-to-watch-in-2020

    Links
    Michelle's website: https://www.michellecjohnson.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skillinaction/
    Skill in Action: https://www.michellecjohnson.com/skill-in-action-book

    Makarlu Masterclass: https://www.gardenofyoga.com.au/workshops/makarlu-masterclass/

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    Carla Mullins - Pilates, Changing Lives and Creating the Makarlu

    Carla Mullins - Pilates, Changing Lives and Creating the Makarlu

    Carla Mullins is an ex-lawyer turned pilates and movement teacher and creator of the Makarlu Lotus.
    In our conversation with Carla, we hear about how she discovered pilates while dealing with some serious health issues and how this has inspired her to help others.

    We also hear about how her partner had a severe cycling accident and how this inspired the creation of the Makarlu - a versatile tool for self-massage, stability and proprioception exercises.
    Carla tells us how the makarlu has great applications for aiding people with peripheral neuropathy or other neurological conditions.

    Finally, we learn the amount of work it takes to bring a product such as the makarlu to market. Hint: a lot.

    Links
    Use the code MAKFLOW to get a 5% discount at https://www.makarlu.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_makarlu_/

    Makarlu Masterclass at Garden of Yoga: https://www.gardenofyoga.com.au/workshops/makarlu-masterclass/
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/flowartistspodcast

    • 57 min
    Claire Nettley - Yoga Australia, Marketing and Defining Boundaries

    Claire Nettley - Yoga Australia, Marketing and Defining Boundaries

    Claire Nettley is a yoga and meditation teacher, former president of Yoga Australia and a prolific writer, having her work featured in Women’s Health Magazine, Australian Yoga Life and more.

    In this episode we discuss Claire's background growing up in the Salisbury region of England, and we learn about her professional life working in marketing. We hear about how Claire was introduced to yoga after a back injury and what lead her to do her yoga teacher training.

    We learn about her time as president of Yoga Australia and how her expertise in marketing and PR moved the organisation forward. Throughout this episode, Claire gives great advice on marketing your own small business, from defining your audience through to working out what channels might work best for you.

    This episode is released in partnership with Yoga Australia, and December marks the 20 year anniversary of the organisation. Happy Anniversary Yoga Australia!

    Links
    Yoga Australia: https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/
    Claire's website: https://www.clairenettley.com/

    The Makarlu Lotus: https://www.makarlu.com/aff/7/ Use the code MAKFLOW for a 5% discount.
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/flowartistspodcast

    • 56 min
    Ella Noah Bancroft - Living with Integrity

    Ella Noah Bancroft - Living with Integrity

    Ella Noah Bancroft is a Yoga teacher, artist, sexuality coach and an environmental and indigenous rights activist.

    In our conversation with Ella, we hear about her life growing up the daughter of a famous Aboriginal artist, and how she was raised on country in New South Wales after relocating from Sydney. We hear how Ella weaves together Indigenous philosophy with her yoga practice, while remaining authentic to both traditions. We hear about her perspective navigating the world as a queer black woman and how it has shaped her philosophy and approach to life today.

    Ella is passionate about sustainability and has created a fashion label (YHI creations) that reflects her values. Finally, we hear about The Returning, a festival/retreat inspired by the concept of sacred women's business and how she makes this event sustainable on an environmental and community level.

    Links
    Ella's Website: https://www.ellanoahbancroft.net/
    Ella's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellanoahbancroft_/
    The Returning: https://www.thereturning.com.au/

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/flowartistspodcast

    • 41 min
    Leigh Blashki - Yoga Australia's Pivotal Moments

    Leigh Blashki - Yoga Australia's Pivotal Moments

    This episode is released in partnership with Yoga Australia to celebrate their 20 year anniversary!

    We sat down with co-founder and former president of Yoga Australia Leigh Blashki while on retreat at Continental House at Hepburn Springs.

    This is the second time we've spoken with Leigh for the podcast and this time we had the chance to learn more about the history of Yoga Australia, including some of the organisation's most pivotal moments.

    We also hear some of Leigh's hopes and dreams for the organisation, and why he believes that Yoga Australia is essential for the future of yoga and the yoga teaching profession in this country.

    Rane also shares some of his plans for the future of the podcast and asks for your submissions, opinions and feedback about hands-on assists/adjustments.

    Links
    Yoga Australia: https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/
    Leigh Blashki: https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/yoga_user/leigh-blashki/

    The Makarlu: https://www.makarlu.com/aff/7/
    Use the discount code MAKFLOW to receive a 5% discount!

    • 39 min
    Jo & Rane - 2 Years On, Now What?

    Jo & Rane - 2 Years On, Now What?

    It's been an unbelievable 2 years since we started the podcast, so we are celebrating!

    Hear us talk about what the last year of the podcast has been like, and hear questions and contributions from some of our favourite podcast guests.

    There are juicy questions on the role of podcasting for industries such as yoga, the relationship between the hosts and guests, as well as more lighthearted questions such as: What have been our most inspiring moments? What are the most embarrassing things we have ever said?

    Leigh Blashki, Gina Macauley, Mei Lai Swan, Jivana Heyman, Sarah Harry, Janet Lowndes, Amy Bell and Jo Buick all contributed to this episode!

    We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has appeared on the podcast, as well as you the listener and especially our Patreon Supporters. Thank you so much!

    Links
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/flowartistspodcast
    Free Shoulders Self Massage Guide: https://www.gardenofyoga.com.au/free-shoulders-guide/

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

KaylaR19 ,

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!

Zena ,

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.

Buffymac64 ,

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.

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