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Yoga Is Vegan is a podcast focused on raising awareness of the non-harm principles in the yoga community. Each episode, Yoga Is Vegan's founder Holly Skodis, interviews yogis who have chosen the vegan path.

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Yoga Is Vegan is a podcast focused on raising awareness of the non-harm principles in the yoga community. Each episode, Yoga Is Vegan's founder Holly Skodis, interviews yogis who have chosen the vegan path.

    Episode 115- Berenice Miles

    Episode 115- Berenice Miles

    Berenice Miles is a vegan yoga teacher and yoga therapist.
    After living eight years abroad, she loves to call south of France home. She discovered yoga several years ago and hated her first yoga class. Yet, she embarked on the yoga journey by chance. Today, sharing yoga and helping human beings to get better with yoga is her greatest source of joy and gratitude. Yoga has been, and still is, a stepping stone in her recovery from anxiety, PTSD and eating disorders.

    In this episode Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Berenice Miles discuss the following:

    Berenice's eating disorder and the role of veganism
    Yoga therapy for people with eating disorders
    How to pick a yoga teacher
    The Wisdom of Trauma. Can our Deepest Pain be a Doorway to Healing? Featuring Dr. Gabor Maté
    When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress Disease Connection by Gabor Maté
    Connect with Berenice:
    YouTube: Berenice Miles
    Website: berenicemiles.com
    Facebook: @bereniceMiles

    • 46 min
    Episode 114- The Vegan Aspects of the Yamas & the Niyamas with Swamini Amma Niradhara

    Episode 114- The Vegan Aspects of the Yamas & the Niyamas with Swamini Amma Niradhara

    Swamini Amma Niradhara is a Vedic Vegan, Agnihotri, Sannyasi, Spiritual Mother & Resident Managing Director of SwAr Ashram & its small grass-roots charity NGO located in an ancient heritage hermitage in rural India, along the banks of the most holy River Narmada. She is providing educational initiatives in English, Computers & Yoga, supporting girls with Moon Cycle educational Satsang as an integral part of monthly Yoga Camps, providing eco & bio-friendly cloth fem pads, empowering girls to attend school while caring for their sacred time of the month. Her breadth of experience as a Teacher bridges East & West, illuminating the deep waters that flow between culture, philosophy, lifestyle & ethics. E-RYT500 Experienced Yoga Teacher & CYT-300, Yoga Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, YACEP provider, Ordained Interfaith Minister (formerly a max security women's prison Minister).

    In this episode Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Amma Niradhara discuss the following:

    The Yamas and the Niyamas and how they relate to veganism
    The Textbook of Yoga Psychology - The Definitive Translation and Interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras by Rammurti S. Mishra
    The traditional Indian vegetarian diet
    Ahimsa Dairies

    Connect with Niradhara:

    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/inneryajnya
    Website: https://swarashram.com
    Instagram: @swarashram
    Facebook: @eyeSwArAsharam

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 113- Whitney Pérez-Wright: Ahimsa & COVID

    Episode 113- Whitney Pérez-Wright: Ahimsa & COVID

    Whitney Pérez-Wright (she/her) is cardiovascular/critical care RN who has served in COVID ICU and recently experienced the effects of the virus personally. She strives to employ the principles that she has learned from the ancient technology of yoga passed down to her by her teachers, to help her serve other people. She has a passion for helping the world come together and heal in every way. She currently resides in Colorado with her partner Sam along with her animal companions.

    In this episode Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Whitney Pérez-Wright discuss our duty as Yogis to practice what we preach, especially during COVID. Topics discussed:

    Spiritual bypassing
    Masks
    Vaccines
    Finding compassion for each other
    How to deal with COVID if you get it

    Connect with WhitneyPérez-Wright

    Instagram: @whitney__stark
    Email: whitnery.koerper@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 112- We Can All Do Better with HEALable Founder Adriane Marie

    Episode 112- We Can All Do Better with HEALable Founder Adriane Marie

    Adriane Marie is an ethical consumerism advocate. She founded HEALabel, a website and app to help spread awareness about how our purchases impact health, the environment, animals and laborers. Adriane is also the author and illustrator of the kids book "The Roots Of Our Food". She enjoys studying and teaching all aspects of consumer mindfulness in order to help others in their lives in the name of personal and societal improvement and empowerment.

    In this episode Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Adriane Marie discuss the following:

    The EWG's Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen
    Palm Oil Deforestation
    Coconuts and Monkey Labor
    Water consumption and food production
    India and cotton production
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    Connect with Adriane Marie:
    Website: app.healable.com
    Facebook: @HEALable
    Instagram: @HEALable

    • 55 min
    Episode 111- John Smrtic

    Episode 111- John Smrtic

    John Smrtic, JD, Advanced Certification Jivamukti Yoga, teaches yoga and meditation internationally and believes in love as the divine reality, holding the power to unify and fully awaken the soul, the eternal connection to Source, in this lifetime, through devotional, compassionate, yogic living. He innovatively shares yoga as the technology to spark this Divine Re-membering, more recently focusing on the power of silence, stillness and devotional surrender through meditation to actualize the indwelling spirit soul. John leads an annual pilgrimage to India and teaches at premiere festivals including Bhakti Fest.



    In this episode Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and John Smrtic discuss the following:

    Yoga is Vegan Podcast Episode 67 with Banka
    Michael Franti Yoga
    Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David Life
    Animal husbandry and the manipulation of the sacred feminine
    World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle
    Parallels to the pandemic and the treatment of animals
    Meditation
    Miscreated I
    Jane Unchained Lunch Break Live Mung Beans & Rice Quesadilla with Holly Skodis


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    Connect with John Smrtic:
    Instagram: @johnsmrtic
    Website: bhaktigrooveyoga.com

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 110- Christina Gdisis on Compassionate Veganism

    Episode 110- Christina Gdisis on Compassionate Veganism

    Christina is a Conscious Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, and an Activist. She has been vegan for over 8 years and in that time has explored the depths of compassionate living through plant based foods, social justice, animal rights, and the environment. She creates space for others through cooking classes, lifestyle programs, and retreats, to explore what it means to live consciously and how to live life more from the heart.



    It is through yoga that she found a path of sharing what it means to be a conscious vegan – understanding that it’s not just about what we eat but more about living life in alignment with our ethics and morals. These guiding compassionate principles are what can make this world a better place. The actions and choices we make are not just for animals, but equally as much as this planet and people, acknowledging the reciprocity between Mama Earth, communities, and our body, minds, and souls.



    She is a native New Yorker and 1st generation to Greek immigrants from her motherland’s mountainous farmlands. She received her training from the Bhakti Center in NYC, in Bhakti Yoga and Meditation. Currently she is training with the Prison Yoga Project through the lens of Trauma and Incarceration and hopes to soon serve prisoners in New York State.



    When she is not working on her Conscious Vegan business, she spends her time immersing herself in Mother Nature and spending time with her partner and newly adopted dog, Louka.



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    Connect with Christina:


    Website: compassionatefilledlife.com
    Instagram: @christina.ahimsa

    • 56 min

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