126 episodes

Adam Keen hosts the Keen On Yoga Podcast where he engages in a deep level of discussion with Ashtanga yoga teachers as well as others involved in inquiry, wellness, diet, or simply people he finds interesting.

The podcast is nonformulaic; there is no pre-list of questions, and the guests are encouraged into an open-ended chat in order to really get a feel for them and their approach to their subject.

The emphasis is always on depth, with actual topics of discussion prioritised over the life-story or more familiar, surface-level questions we are used to hearing. To this end, the conversations are often quite honest and surprising.

Approaching quickly towards one-hundred episodes, the keen on yoga podcast was started at the beginning of the first lockdown of 2021. We have now released one episode a week for the las year and are as enthusiastic as ever to bring you a wide range of voices to inspire and support your greater journey with yoga.

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support us you can do so by liking, sharing, rating and donating at https://keenonyoga.com/donate/

Keen on Yoga Podcast Adam Keen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 27 Ratings

Adam Keen hosts the Keen On Yoga Podcast where he engages in a deep level of discussion with Ashtanga yoga teachers as well as others involved in inquiry, wellness, diet, or simply people he finds interesting.

The podcast is nonformulaic; there is no pre-list of questions, and the guests are encouraged into an open-ended chat in order to really get a feel for them and their approach to their subject.

The emphasis is always on depth, with actual topics of discussion prioritised over the life-story or more familiar, surface-level questions we are used to hearing. To this end, the conversations are often quite honest and surprising.

Approaching quickly towards one-hundred episodes, the keen on yoga podcast was started at the beginning of the first lockdown of 2021. We have now released one episode a week for the las year and are as enthusiastic as ever to bring you a wide range of voices to inspire and support your greater journey with yoga.

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support us you can do so by liking, sharing, rating and donating at https://keenonyoga.com/donate/

    Gerald Disse & Linda Munro - Bringing Mysore to Paris

    Gerald Disse & Linda Munro - Bringing Mysore to Paris

    Gerald Disse & Linda Munro Bringing Mysore to Paris (www.ashtangayogaparis.fr | @ashtangayogaparis
    Bringing Mysore to Paris | Teaching as a married couple | Finding Ashtanga in the early 90s | Changes from yoga | Looking for meaning | Being in class with Madonna | Giving up a career in fashion | Becoming a teacher | Teacher-student relationship | Yoga Lifestyle | Building a community in Paris | Pattahbi Jois 1991 | Sharing with other teachers | Eating more chapatis | Start of the Paris shala | Mysore v Led class | Changes in practice | Importance of the series | Importance of leaving the Ashtanga rules | Impact of “Me Too” with teaching
    This episode is sponsored by Momence, the booking system we use and highly recommend. Momence facilitates online, in-person and hybrid classes and events, and there are packages to fit self-employed teachers to multi-site studios. With Momence, you can: ·
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    GÉRALD DISSE
    Gérald has been practicing yoga since 1989 and teaching since 1996. He discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 1991 with Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. He spent 8 years traveling to Mysore spending 4 – 6 months per visit to learn more of the system, then going off to some other exotic location to practice daily what Guruji had taught him. Gérald was taught up to the third series and was one of the first French students to have been personally authorized to teach by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. 
    In addition to his Ashtanga practice, Gérald continues to cultivate a meditation practice in the tradition of Kriya Yoga. He has a daily pranayama practice and has been certified to teach kriya and pranayama by his teacher, Sri O.P. Tiwari.
    LINDA MUNRO
    Linda took her first yoga class in 1995 in Toronto, Canada with Ron Reid. But a couple of months later she was in a fairly serious car accident and had to have physical therapy. This is when she decided to use the yoga as a way to compliment the therapy. Soon after she realized that the yoga would be a life time practice. A practice of asana, pranayama and meditation but also a practice of being truthful, a practice of being kind, a practice of being fearless, peaceful and happy. She believes that the practice of “yoga” is continuous; the practice does not stop when you roll up the yoga mat. The practice of yoga includes the way you live your life, the way you relate to your family, friends, co-workers and to the strangers on the street. This is the life long practice of developing yogic awareness.
    In 1997 she moved to New York City with her work in the fashion business while continuing a daily ashtanga practice studying under Eddie Stern. The year 2000 brought her to Paris, France. After thirteen years in the world of fashion she decided it was the time to move fully into the direction she had been moving since her first yoga class.
    She studied yogic scriptures and philosophy, having completed a 250 hour study program of Patanjali’s

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    #124 Dr Suzanne Newcombe History of Asana in the UK

    #124 Dr Suzanne Newcombe History of Asana in the UK

    Dr Suzanne Newcombe History of Asana in the UK (https://www.open.ac.uk/people/shn44 | @faithoutsidethebox)
    Modern yoga classes | Importance of physical well-being post WW2 | Impact of UK due to past imperial past with India | Desmond Dunn teaching yogism | Theosophical society early human potential movement | Watkins book shop & first translations of Yoga Sutras | Hari Shastri | Krishnamurti | Annie Besant Rhodes
    Theosophical Society of India focus on improvement of Indians | Paul Brunton In Search of Secret India | Christmas Humphries | The intertwined history of Buddhism and Yoga in Britain | Gerald York shift toward physical experience | Pierre Bernard teaching yoga in New York | Paul Dukes first person to teach yoga on UK TV 1949 | Yogini Sunita 1960s Birmingham | Wilfred Clark British Wheel of Yoga | BKS Iyengar Light on Yoga | Yehudi Menuhin | Sivananda Yoga | Yogi Bajan | 1990s Pattabhi Jois | Godfrey Deveraux & Shandor Remete
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    This episode is sponsored by Momence, the booking system we use and highly recommend. Momence facilitates online, in-person and hybrid classes and events, and there are packages to fit self-employed teachers to multi-site studios. With Momence, you can: ·
    Manage your class and workshop schedule Organize your appointment types and availability Create marketing and win-back campaigns Organize your on-demand videos and courses See exactly how your business is doing through insightful reporting. Have customers self-check-in via kiosks Sell products and services with a fully integrated point of sale With live support by chat, phone and email Momence is easy to use for yourself and your customers.
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     Dr Suzanne Newcombe is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University (UK) where she researches modern yoga from a sociological and social historical perspective. She is also the Director of Inform, a registered charity that researches and provides information on new and minority religions and spiritualities using social scientific methodology which is based in Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London.
    Between 2015-2020 she was part of a 5-year project funded by the European Research Council (Horizon 2020) entitled ‘Medicine, Immortality and Moksha: Entangled Histories of Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy in South Asia’, see: http://www.ayuryog.org/ for more details.
    Suzanne’s focus for 2023 is coordinating a British Academy funded conference with Karen O'Brien-Kop from 26-27 May 2023 entitled 'Public Health after COVID: Beliefs, Religion and Competing Epistemologies.'  https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/british-academy-conferences/public-health-after-covid/
    Publications (2019) Yoga in Britain: Stretching Spirituality and Educating Yogis. Sheffield, Equinox.
    Edited Books and Journals: (2020) ed. with Karen O’Brien-Kop. Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351050753
    (2017) Special Issue of Religions of South Asia: Yoga Darśana, Yoga Sādhana: traditions, transmissions and transformations. Religions of South Asia.

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    #123 Marque Garaux - Yoga as a Lifestyle

    #123 Marque Garaux - Yoga as a Lifestyle

    Marque Garaux Yoga as a Lifestyle ( http://www.greatlakesashtangayoga.com/ | @yogamarque)
    Connection with nature | Spending time outside | Moderation in all things | 2 basic principles of decisions | Connecting to oneself, others or nature | Protecting to avoid toxins of the world | Moderation is important | Asana is only one piece of the puzzle | Quiet time to quiet the mind | Paying attention to food choices | Making small changes a priority | Shift from what's good for me to what's good for all | Do your best | Cold baths | Outdoor practice | Sleep | Incorporating pleasure
    This episode is sponsored by Momence, the booking system we use and highly recommend. Momence facilitates online, in-person and hybrid classes and events, and there are packages to fit self-employed teachers to multi-site studios. With Momence, you can: ·
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    2 MONTHS FREE TRAIL: for more information click on the link https://www.keenonyoga.com/momence/ or book a demo and quote “Keen on Yoga”
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    Shandor Remete The Hidden Teachings of Hatha Yoga

    Shandor Remete The Hidden Teachings of Hatha Yoga

    Shandor Remete (www.shadowyoga.com/ | @shdow_yoga)
    Series of seven full moon discourses: https://shadowyoga.com/product/light-upon-taranyali-tridha-dhyanam
    All courses: https://shadowyoga.com/courses
    Book: Taraṇyali Tridhā Dhyānam: The Threefold Meditations of the Thunder Dragon
    Pashupatis | Tantra | Mula bandha | Sadhana | Mastery vs Ability & availability | Asana is for preparatory steps | Bringing the blind spots into focus | Becoming conscious of programming and free from them | The pranic force | Developing the sensitivity of the mind | The penny drops | Asanas become mudras | Angaharas | Mantra sadhana | Real ujjayi breath | Use of mantra | What is behind the mind | Soma chakra | 5 Human Gurus
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    Sundernath (Shandor Remete) was fortunate to be born into a household at the southeastern tip of the great Hungarian plain where the art of yoga was a daily presence. From this seed, his destiny on the path of yoga unfolded.
    He is an initiate of the Kanpatha Hatha Yogins of Nepal, descendants of Sri Gorakhnath, and his Guru Sri Matsyendranath. These great Yogins were the forefathers of Tantrik Hatha Yoga, the heart of which is Hatha Yoga – the science bestowed upon humanity by Adinatha (Lord Shiva).
    Shadow Yoga Shadow Yoga is a modern term that encompasses the ancient practices originating with the Pashupata tantrika yogins. These practises preceded and gave rise to Hatha Yoga. 
    The Pashupata tantrika yogins are the oldest known ascetic yogins, even pre-dating Patanjali.
    The name Shadow Yoga is derived from the sixth chapter (entitled ‘Yoga of the Shadow Man’) of the ancient tantrika treatise or writings titled ‘The Shiva-svarodaya’ (the birth of the breath of life revealed by the god Shiva).
    The teaching of the Shadow School is based upon the ancient Hatha Yogic texts which state that ‘all fixed forms should be designed to develop the practice of freestyle’. Freestyle is a necessary step in the cultivation of longevity and enlightenment.
    The required tools are the Shadow Yoga prelude forms, Nrtta (pure dance of Shiva), Asana (posture), Pranayama (inner breath control) and the mental practices through the concentrated power of will termed Samyama (even restraint).
    The basis for

    • 1 hr 17 min
    David Swenson - Yoga Short Forms

    David Swenson - Yoga Short Forms

    David Swenson (www.ashtanga.net | @davidswensonashtanga)
    David is teaching his first ever workshop on yoga short forms over Zoom with Keen on Yoga, details of the workshop are here:
    https://www.keenonyoga.com/events/david-swenson-ashtanga-short-forms/
    In this podcast David talks about
    Pattabhi Jois short form | Western students driving for more | All or nothing mentality | Permission to shorten practice | 10-minute practice can be enough | What time is accessible? | Asana families | Intelligence behind sequences | Something is better than nothing | Being Doctors of our own body | What is happening today? | Feel good about yoga
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    • 58 min
    Ty Landrum - Making Room For Consciousness

    Ty Landrum - Making Room For Consciousness

    Ty Landrum (https://www.tylandrum.com/ @tylandrumyoga)
    The impact of the awareness of yoga | Yoga for struggles with depression | Bringing awareness to the body | Awareness of the breath | Yoga opens doors to hidden emotions | Stiff beginnings | Acceptance of pushing in yoga | Being present with whatever is arising | Wanting to feel like Richard Freeman | Following the questions | Prana and Apana impact on asana | Energetic based alignment | Roles of inhale and exhale | Varying the Ashtanga sequence | Qualities a good teacher
    This episode is sponsored by Momence, the booking system we use and highly recommend. Momence facilitates online, in-person and hybrid classes and events, and there are packages to fit self-employed teachers to multi-site studios. With Momence, you can: ·
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    Ty is running Intensives in Europe and in Goa, for bookings and info see here: https://www.tylandrum.com/events
    Ty has an unwavering love for this unique somatic discipline, which he began practicing back in 2005. Drawing on his formal background in philosophy (PhD University of Virginia), Ty has an unusual power for illuminating the internal dynamics of yoga. He sees yoga as conscious participation in archetypal patterns of human development, which he is ever drawn to explore.
    Many inspiring people taught Ty about yoga, but the deepest and most lasting imprints have been made by Jennifer Eliot (his first teacher), David Garrigues (his second), Mary Taylor and Richard Freeman (his most recent), to all of whom he is forever grateful. These teachers all did something remarkable, which is to disappear, and allow the spirit of yoga to stand forth from within.
    Ty now shares his love of yoga in studios and retreat centers around the world. His passion is to share the brilliance of yoga with anyone who wants to learn.
    learned yoga from pain and heartache, loss and confusion, old books, lost tapes, full moons, long bouts of silence, cold winds, simplicity, forgiveness, surrender, and the caring words of a few good friends.
    He draws inspiration from children, saffron, sage, carob, almonds, chocolate, wise women, gnarled old men, olive trees, deep rivers, steep mountains, quaking aspen, honeybees, love songs, sunrises, laughter and deep breath.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

HodgeRebecca ,

Always good!

Fascinated by the experiences of everyone who collaborates with Keen on Yoga. The interviews are insightful and often inspiring. It’s good to get a sense of how yoga has evolved over the decades, and responded to the involvement of generation of followers. You could say that the podcasts are like an akashic record! Folk should at least benefit from the honesty. Personally, I always wait until the end for the guilty pleasures, but they’re never that indulgent… Thank you. 💐

MealsonWheels12 ,

All colours of the Ashtanga yoga rainbow!

A bountiful selection of yoga-related discussions with some fascinating and acclaimed guests. Mainly Ashtanga focused but not entirely. Great opportunity to find out more about the practise as you deepen into your own yoga journey. Wonderfully hosted by Adam in his heartwarming and informal, but respectful, manner.

CarrieSabin ,

Always a great listen

Unsurprisingly, the Keen on Yoga podcast is full of wonderful guests and beautifully hosted by Adam. An interesting and insightful look into many different perspectives on yoga.

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