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Yoga teacher and writer J. Brown is leading the way in the Slow Yoga Revolution, advocating for more intimate, breath-centered, therapeutic yoga practices. J interviews guests from old-school yoga teachers to other yoga revolutionists about philosophy and the business of yoga.

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Yoga teacher and writer J. Brown is leading the way in the Slow Yoga Revolution, advocating for more intimate, breath-centered, therapeutic yoga practices. J interviews guests from old-school yoga teachers to other yoga revolutionists about philosophy and the business of yoga.

    Derek Beres - "Conspirituality, Media, and Medicine"

    Derek Beres - "Conspirituality, Media, and Medicine"

    Derek Beres, columnist for Big Think and host of the EarthRise Podcast, talks with J about the intersection of conspiracy theories, the wellness industry, and healthy skepticism. They discuss Derek’s history as a journalist and movement enthusiast, the article he wrote debunking the plandemic video, fake vs real conspiracies, media manipulation and the politics of healthcare, Derek’s upcoming book on psychedelics, and the sort of dialogue necessary to make informed and smart choices.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Mel Russo - "Local Yoga, Corporate Gigs, and Personal Touch"

    Mel Russo - "Local Yoga, Corporate Gigs, and Personal Touch"

    Mel Russo, native New Yorker and old friend, reminisces with J about the early days and shares an inside take on the closing of Yoga Works and the future of the studio model. They discuss moving west, living in the east-village back when the rents were low, managing and owning a center, having to close shop and take a gig at Yoga Works, why it all fell apart there and what was happening when the pandemic hit, and reaffirming the tiny beautiful moments that make yoga feel meaningful and worthwhile.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Nyk Danu - "DIY Spirit with a Punk Rock Heart"

    Nyk Danu - "DIY Spirit with a Punk Rock Heart"

    Nyk Danu, Therapeutic Yoga Teacher and Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer, has been corresponding with J for years and they finally connect to touch base on what’s happening at the grassroots. They discuss Nyk’s history and appetite for learning, hosting your own classes vs teaching at centers, offering classes in a series vs drop ins, the hardcore nature of simple practice, how different centers are handling the stay-at-home orders, digital teacher training, and keeping it together when the world is falling apar

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Derek Sivers - "Solving Problems and Self Expansion"

    Derek Sivers - "Solving Problems and Self Expansion"

    Derek Sivers, musician, producer, circus performer, entrepreneur, TED speaker, and best known as the founder of CD Baby, talks with J about shifting viewpoints, solving problems, and self expansion. They discuss utilizing inspiration, thinking smart instead of strategically, improving our business “top line,” taking control with digital technology, creative process as problem solving, expanding ourselves because it's fun, and reaffirming the intrinsic fascination and wonder that makes life worth living.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Joe and Alexis Simek - "Coming Together to Get Through"

    Joe and Alexis Simek - "Coming Together to Get Through"

    Joe Simek and Alexis Ridge-Simek, co-owners of Dragonfly Yoga and co-founders of The Fiaria Project, talk with J about their community coming together to get through the shut down. Originally intended to be recorded at a live event to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their yoga center which had to be postponed indefinitely, they discuss how things were going before the pandemic hit, what steps they took to get ahead of the stay-at-home orders, and the heart and soul that is holding it all together.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Justine Cohen and Michael Ponte - "Weathering the Storm"

    Justine Cohen and Michael Ponte - "Weathering the Storm"

    Justine Wiltshire Cohen and Michael Ponte, owner and manager at Down Under Yoga School of Yoga in Boston, talk with J about what how things have been going since Justine was last on the show three years ago and what they are doing to meat the challenge of the pandemic crisis. They discuss Down Under’s transition to making their teachers employees, responding to the needs of teachers and staff, keys to their success, efforts they are making to survive the shut down, and the principles guiding their choices

    • 1 hr 38 min

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