Adams' unique style has been described as 'Just an English bloke trying to figure it out."
In these conversations on yoga lifestyle and what that means he gets out of the way of his guests. His aim is to encouraging an honest and in-depth discussion that goes beyond a regular biographical interview.
The podcast feels more like a chat in your living room, bringing yoga into a practical application in daily life whilst avoiding the regular cliches and hyperbole. Adam has no fear of asking the most basic questions such as why do we practice? What are we aiming for? The exchanges are spontaneous, unscripted, insightful and often also amusing
The aim is the wish to broaden the topic of yoga in conversation with people who have lived yoga as lifestyle for many years. Find out what yoga really means to them, and us, as we take yoga off the mat to consider afresh what it really means for living in the modern world.
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Shanna Small - Yoga For All
Shanna Small is a writer and Yoga teacher who speaks to the intersectionality of Yoga and social justice. She has practiced Ashtanga Yoga and studied the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Ashtanga in Mysore with Sharath Jois. Shanna studied Sanskrit, the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika with Laksmish in Mysore, India. Shanna’s finds joy in making the Ashtanga practice accessible for all. She studied with Amber Karnes and Dianne Bondy and is Yoga For All certified.
Robert Svboda - Vedic Polymath
Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of twelve books including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution and the Aghora series, which discusses his experiences with his mentor during the years 1975 – 1983.
Nea Ferrier - The Female Cycle in Yoga
Nea and Adam are discuss on this the female menstrual cycle. Nea has been personally involved in charting her own cycle for a number of years now to her own benefit.
On this podcast she discusses the importance of honouring her cycle and the natural ebb and flow of life it suggests.
Instead of trying to gloss over these cycles, to homogonise our lives it makes more sense to use these natural, biological patterns of the body accordingly and follow their guidance.
Rupert Spira - The Essence of Advaita Vedanta
Rupert Spira came across the poetry of Rumi at the age of fifteen, in 1975, and soon after this met his first teacher, Dr. Francis Roles a student of Shantananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of India.
Under his guidance Rupert learnt mantra meditation and was introduced to the classical system of Advaita, or non-duality, which formed the foundation of his interest and practice for the next twenty-five years. In this podcast Adam and Rupert discuss the essence of non-duality.
Alex Medin - Back in the Ring
This is my second interview with Alexander Medin. But, this episode focuses particularly on his most recent work; setting up “Back in the Ring”, a foundation teaching yoga to Norwegian prisoners; many of whom are serving long-term sentences.
Even by Alex’s standards, what he has achieved with this is remarkable, leading to government funding to provide yoga teaching across the board in Norwegian prisons.
In this podcast we discuss the practicalities of this, the difficulties and the achievement
Robert Moses A Life of Devotion
Robert Sankara Moses has 50 years’ experience as a teacher of yoga and advaita vedanta.
Born in South Africa, Robert studied architecture, travelled abroad and, in 1972, discovered yoga in the tradition of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India. He served in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers for 22 years, teaching yoga teacher training and advanced training courses worldwide.
He founded and continues to co-publish Namarupa: Categories of Indian Thought, a magazine about the philosophies and arts of India. Robert leads annual pilgrimages to sacred places of India.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Robert has been teaching Pranayama and philosophy courses on Zoom to students from around the world.
Thank you, Adam, for inviting this amazing human and teacher, Max Strom. He was one of the first teachers who inspired me more than 20 years ago and now I know I will study with him again. Big thanks and ehugs from Horsham, Irina ❤️