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Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

Let's Talk Yoga Arundhati Baitmangalkar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

    How to Study the Bhagavad Gita with Luvena Rangel

    How to Study the Bhagavad Gita with Luvena Rangel

    The Bhagavad Gita is a text that's fascinated generations of humanity. For yoga teachers, this text is extremely valuable for life. I will be exploring this text in more future episodes as it's impossible to capture its essence in just one episode.

    My guest today is Luvena Rangel, the founder of curvy yogi. A body-positive yoga teacher, cultural appropriation advocate, teacher trainer & more...Luvena talks about the role of the Bhagavad Geeta in her own life as well as nuances of this text.

    Luvena talks about it's not so much about studying the Gita. It's more about who you're studying the Gita from that matters. How not to get lost in a sea of translations and to work with master teachers who live the message of the Geeta every single day.

    Episode highlights...
    Luvena’s journey into yogaWhy is the Bhagavad Gita important in a yoga teacher’s life?What is the Bhagavad Gita?How to explore and learn the GitaThe relationship between Arjuna and KrishnaWhere’s the yoga in the Gita?Is it possible to differentiate the yogas?Where to start learning Bhagavad GitaJoin our mailing list: https://www.aham.yoga/instagram-2021 for all episodes.
    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 56 min
    Take Great Photos from Your Iphone & How to Work with a Photographer with Lauren Mitchell

    Take Great Photos from Your Iphone & How to Work with a Photographer with Lauren Mitchell

    As a yoga teacher, it's not important to have good yoga photos. But it is necessary if you're trying to grow your yoga career. Think of all the brands you've paid attention to. Chances are they've told you a story through their photos. The best part of yoga photos is that you can now get decent ones on your iPhone or if you have the budget work with a photographer.
    My guest today, is my photographer, Lauren Mitchell. We chat about what it takes to get good yoga photos from your iPhone as well as what to know before working with a yoga photographer.
    Lauren has done so many yoga pictures for me and she's the reason why I feel more comfortable in front of the camera. She has some great advice for all camera shy yoga teachers out there!

    Episode Highlights...
    How photography came to Lauren’s life from being a respiratory therapistThe importance of pictures for a brand or a businessIs it possible for anyone at home with an iPhone to be able to take website-worthy pictures on their own?What to do before a photo shoot at home?The golden hour light for outdoor photoshootsOther than an iPhone, what do you need when you shoot pictures at home?Artificial light for photographyEditing pictures on your iPhone, is it a wise move?Horizontal versus vertical picturesHow to do a lifestyle shootWhere to look when having a photoshootUsing props and clothingWhat does it take to work with a professional photographer?What to ask a photographer?Where to shoot and finding a rental spaceIndoor versus outdoor photoshootsHacks for small-budget photographyAdvice for people who are camera shyJoin our mailing list: https://www.aham.yoga/instagram-2021 for all the good stuff 

    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 40 min
    Understanding Post-Lineage Yoga with Theodora Wildcroft

    Understanding Post-Lineage Yoga with Theodora Wildcroft

    Talking about post-lineage yoga today on the Let’s Talk Yoga Podcast with Theodora Wildcroft.
    Lineage in yoga has always fascinated & frustrated me at the same time. So when I discovered Theo’s book on Post-Lineage yoga I knew I excited, curious & but also cautious. Excited & curious because lineages have played an important part in yoga’s transmission for centuries. Cautious because while having a reformist attitude is important, there’s a fine line between doing what’s right by yoga & doing what one thinks is right. 
    Theo’s book was refreshing & reminded me that we need to make more space for these kind of researches in modern yoga conversations. We chat about her book in details today…Here are some highlights…
     
    What is post lineage yoga How to identify if we’re part of a lineage or a style of yoga What’s going on in post lineage yoga Do women gravitate towards this practice more The different audiences in yoga conferences & festivalsThe future of post lineage yoga Role of standardizationThe role of social media & cancel culture You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 50 min
    Role of Body Image and Feminism in Yoga with Melanie Klein

    Role of Body Image and Feminism in Yoga with Melanie Klein

    Growing up in India, I noticed a culture of body shaming, an obsession with thinness, & fair skin being the ideal standard to be considered beautiful. While my own household luckily never endorsed any of this. Body image hit me like a rock when I became a professional Bollywood dancer at the Shiamak Dance company. 
    Often if not always we were shamed, bullied, insulted, ridiculed & threatened with consequences if we didn’t remain or become thin. It is then as a young woman, I developed an unhealthy relationship with my own body image. It was also a big reason why a practice like yoga resonated with me SO STRONGLY. 
    On the podcast today, I chat with Melanie Klein about body image, feminism & yoga. I can’t think of a better expert to have this conversation with. She’s a professor of sociology, & women’s study. A thought leader, an empowerment coach, author & co-founder of Yoga & Body Image coalition
    Tune in if you’ve been keen to understand this topic more! Tune in if you’re a yoga teacher who gets questions about weight loss often. Tune in if you think you need to be thin to do yoga. Tune in so you can have a healthier relationship with yourself & more…
    Some episode highlights…
    How Melanie became such a thought leader in the yoga worldHow Melanie’s body image evolved and enhanced over time with her yoga practiceResisting the system of oppression and educating ourselvesHow do we as women take control of our own narrative?Where are we today in the yoga world in terms of representation of body imageTokenism for POC yoga teachersHow Melanie interprets yogaWhat does it mean to be a feminist in the yoga world today?How do men & male yoga teachers get involved in the conversation about feminism?Melanie shares the first time she heard the term yoga bodyThe woman who have impacted Melanie’s lifeYou can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Learn To Savor Your Sadhana with Mirabelle D’Cunha

    Learn To Savor Your Sadhana with Mirabelle D’Cunha

    Mirabelle D'Cunha & I have a soulful conversation about Sadhana on the show today. Sadhana is the very fabric that helps us move forward on our yogic path.  And there's no better person for you to learn what Sadhana is all about. 

    Conversations about our sadhana as yoga teachers are vastly missing in today's yoga world. We often confuse lose sight of real yoga in the modern-day. Mirabelle will drive home the importance of sadhana with her delightful wisdom. If you love yoga philosophy, ethics & are keen to live your yoga - you can't miss this episode. 

    Episode highlights... (Psst these brief callouts don't do justice to the wisdom packed in this episode) 
    Mirabelle’s origin storyWhat sadhana means for MirabelleWhat is the essence of sadhana to yoga teachers?Who is sadhana for?Is Sadhana the same as self-care?Where does one learn sadhana?How is Sadhana different for students versus yoga teachers?What happens in a sadhana practice?How does sadhana come into the family dynamics? 
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    • 55 min
    10 Never-heard Before Insights for Yoga Teachers + New Co-host

    10 Never-heard Before Insights for Yoga Teachers + New Co-host

    Back with what is probably my most favorite solo episode yet. I've just launched The Mindful Yoga Teachers Club & this conversation is geared to give you an insight into my world & thought process.

    When you decide to be a yoga teacher, you often have to learn 2 things - yoga & how to get your yoga into the hands of your 'potential yoga students'. These are 2 different realities for yoga teachers. And often challenging as not everyone can or wants to be an entrepreneur.

    Well-intentioned yoga teachers end up making the same mistake year after year. Whether you teach yoga or not, this is a fascinating conversation about mindset for yoga teachers & 10 actionable steps you can start today. These are hidden gems of wisdom that's not easy to come across especially if you're trying to launch or re-launch your career.

    This episode has so much goodness, that I've made a special downloadable freebie so you can take this with you wherever you go ;)

    P.S I've brought along a new surprise co-host who has a very special announcement of her own.

    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
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    • 59 min

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