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Be inspired, uplifted and gain new perspectives with Jo and Rane from Garden of Yoga. Every episode celebrates the diversity of yoga, meditation and movement teachers from Australia and around the world.

The Flow Artists Podcast Rane Bowen, Jo Stewart

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Be inspired, uplifted and gain new perspectives with Jo and Rane from Garden of Yoga. Every episode celebrates the diversity of yoga, meditation and movement teachers from Australia and around the world.

    Marlee Silva - You Can't Be What You Can't See

    Marlee Silva - You Can't Be What You Can't See

    In this episode we speak with Marlee Silva, the creator of the 'Tiddas 4 Tiddas' and 'Always Was, Always Will Be our Stories' Podcast, and the author of 'My Tidda, My Sister'.

    Marlee is a proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman who combines her passion for storytelling and pride in her Aboriginality in her work by sharing stories of strength, resilience and inspiration. She is dedicated to uplifting others and demonstrating the diversity of what success can look like. We were excited to talk to her and learn more!

    In this episode, Marlee shares her childhood experiences of growing up in a predominantly white beachside town and how she often felt isolated. She shares how she developed a huge Instagram following, sharing Aboriginal Women's stories and achievements on her page 'Tiddas 4 tiddas'. Marlee also shares the dark side of life online and the cyberbullying that she has experienced.

    Links

    My Tidda, My Sister Book: https://www.booktopia.com.au/my-tidda-my-sister-marlee-silva/book/9781741177114.html
    Tiddas for Tiddas Podcast: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/tiddas-4-tiddas/tiddas-4-tiddas/
    Always Was, Always Will be Our stories: https://anchor.fm/marlee-silva

    War Collective: https://www.instagram.com/warrevolt/
    Trading Blak: https://www.instagram.com/tradingblak/
    Coming Out Blak: https://www.instagram.com/comingoutblak/
    First Nations Fashion Design: https://www.instagram.com/first.nations.fashion.design/

    Thrive Northside: https://thrivenorthside.com/

    This episode is sponsored by Yoga Australia:
    https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/
    https://www.instagram.com/yogaaustralia/

    The opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the view and opinions of the sponsor.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Daisy Catterall - Building Inclusive Online Communities

    Daisy Catterall - Building Inclusive Online Communities

    Daisy Catterall is a queer Maori woman living on Gadigal land in Sydney. She is a yoga teacher who has created a wonderfully inclusive community in these challenging pandemic times with her offering Feel Free Yoga.
    In this conversation, we hear about Daisy's childhood growing up in the Gold Coast before moving to a remote town. She shares how her feelings of being isolated during her younger life encouraged her to use the internet as a powerful tool for creating an online community.
    Daisy shares her experiences taking her classes online - including how she uses language to create a welcoming and inclusive experience. One of the beautiful aspects of Daisy's teaching is how she weaves acknowledgement of country into the beginning of her classes. She also has sliding scale prices and an invitation for Aboriginal participants to practice for free.
    We loved hearing about how Daisy has worked to make these practices more accessible for the LGBTQI and BIPOC communities and she has some great advice for other teachers.

    For more from Daisy, check out her Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/daisybossybaddy/
    and her website: https://www.feelfreeyoga.space/

    Find more episodes like this at http://podcast.flowartists.com or support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/flowartistspodcast

    • 53 min
    Shawnee Thornton Hardy - Autism, Neurodiversity and Yoga

    Shawnee Thornton Hardy - Autism, Neurodiversity and Yoga

    Shawnee Thornton Hardy is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Educational/Behavior Consultant and the author of Asanas for Autism and Special Needs. Shawnee specialises in working with neurodiverse children and adults and we were pretty excited to speak with her on this topic - It’s just one of the aspects of yoga we have started to learn more about.

    In this episode, we learn what neurodiversity means and what drew Shawnee to working with neurodiverse children and adults. We discuss the ways Shawnee structures her classes to accommodate diverse needs and how her techniques can be useful in all yoga classes.

    One of the things we learned was how much in common Shawnee's approach had with the trauma-informed approach to yoga. This lead to a conversation about what yoga really is.

    Links

    Website: https://www.asanasforautismandspecialneeds.com/
    Blog: https://asanasforautismandspecialneeds.wordpress.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asanasforautismandspecialneeds/?ref=hl
    CALMM Yoga toolkit: https://www.asanasforautismandspecialneeds.com/#!product-page/p0o2r/8fe8f05f-951e-1563-b917-88adf8284543
    Shawnee's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Asanas-Autism-Special-Needs-Self-regulation/dp/1849059888

    Thrive Northside: https://thrivenorthside.com/

    This episode is sponsored by Yoga Australia:
    https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/
    https://www.instagram.com/yogaaustralia/

    The opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the view and opinions of the sponsor.

    • 58 min
    Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco - Forging Your Own Path

    Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco - Forging Your Own Path

    Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco need very little introduction. Ana is known as a unique and independent yoga teacher who has forged her own path and educated many prominent teachers along the way. She speaks openly about her past trauma and the healing experiences she has had through living with Native American communities, which she weaves into her teaching today.

    Jose has also learned from Australian Aboriginal culture which he shares through music and ceremony.
    Before COVID-19 Jose and Ana travelled the world teaching, now they are living on Orcas Island and about to launch an online training program. They share with passion and humour and are not afraid to laugh at themselves at times.

    Links

    Website: https://www.forrest.yoga/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forrestyoga/?hl=en
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Forrest.Yoga/

    This episode is sponsored by Yoga Australia:
    https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/
    https://www.instagram.com/yogaaustralia/

    The opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the view and opinions of the sponsor.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mariko B. Ryan - The Opposite of Fear is Freedom

    Mariko B. Ryan - The Opposite of Fear is Freedom

    Mariko B. Ryan is the author of Infinite Threads: 100 Indigenous Maori Insights from Old Maori Manuscripts. "Infinite Threads" is an incredible book which reinterprets the manuscripts of Maori Tohunga (sages) in a way that has incredible relevance today. Rane and Jo both found the book full of wonderful insights which described aspects of Maori culture in a way that parallels mindfulness and yogic practices and philosophy.

    In this episode, we learn about Mariko's background growing up in Auckland, New Zealand and how Maori culture influenced Mariko's upbringing. We learn about the role of the Tohunga or sage in Maori culture, their oral tradition, and how they came to write down their knowledge to prevent their traditions from being destroyed.

    Mariko tells us about how it took her many years to find the courage to write the book, and the wonderful reception it has received. She also tells us how she ensured that the book made sense to both Maori and non Maori audiences.

    Links:

    Mariko's website: https://www.marikobryan.nz/

    This episode is sponsored by Yoga Australia:
    https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/
    https://www.instagram.com/yogaaustralia/

    The opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the view and opinions of the sponsor.

    • 1 hr
    Alice Williams - What Is A Bad Yogi?

    Alice Williams - What Is A Bad Yogi?

    Alice Williams is a Yoga Teacher, writer, and the author of "Bad Yogi: The Funniest Self-Help Memoir You'll Ever Read".

    In this episode, we speak with Alice about her process writing the book as well as her experiences in yoga teacher training. We also learn about how Alice dealt with an eating disorder and the commonalities between her yoga teacher training with the 12 step recovery program.

    We discuss perfectionism in the yoga world and talk about what being a bad yogi really means.

    Please be advised that we discuss sexual abuse in the yoga community and an episode of indecent exposure. This content may be triggering for some.

    Links

    Website: http://alice-williams.com/bad-yogi/
    Book: http://alice-williams.com/bad-yogi/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alice_v_williams/

    This episode is sponsored by Yoga Australia:
    https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au/
    https://www.instagram.com/yogaaustralia/

    The opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the view and opinions of the sponsor.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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