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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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.1 • 527 Ratings

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.

    Catherine Annis - "Evolution of Yoga Teacher Training"

    Catherine Annis - "Evolution of Yoga Teacher Training"

    Catherine Annis, core teacher for Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training, talks with J about Scaravelli-inspired yoga and the evolution of yoga teacher training. They discuss her start as a dancer and early inspirations, discovering her primary teacher, moving into a space of ease rather than seeking out challenge, structure and the use of form in somatic-based practices, meeting people where they are while still offering a deeper inquiry, defining parameters for training teachers, and having the courage to share your authentic experience.
     
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Libby Hinsley - "Yoga and Hypermobility Syndromes"

    Libby Hinsley - "Yoga and Hypermobility Syndromes"

    Libby Hinsley, author of Yoga for Bendy People, talks with J about the prevalence and education gap regarding hypermobility syndromes. They discuss the lack of understanding and confusion around diagnosing Hypermibility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobility Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, varied issues that overly lax collagen can present, distinguishing between mobility and flexibility, the benefit of slower and simpler movements, appropriate strength training, and the role of yoga in addressing pain and easing suffering.
     
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Nikki Costello - "Reimagining the Classroom"

    Nikki Costello - "Reimagining the Classroom"

    Nikki Costello talks with J about the changing dynamics between yoga teachers, students, and institutions. They discuss their parallel trajectory of practice over the last thirty years, Nikki's evolution and identity as an Iyengar lineage holder, the pedagogy of liberation, dogma and co-creation, the role of a teacher in facilitating inquiry, discernment of students in the information age, the problem with the scaling of yoga teacher training, and reimagining the classroom to embody the qualities and values that are fundamental to healing.
     
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Sukadev Bretz - "How a Spiritual Community is Created"

    Sukadev Bretz - "How a Spiritual Community is Created"

    Sukadev Bretz, founder of Yoga Vidya, talks with J about going from being a disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda to founding a democratically run non-profit spiritual Yoga organization. They discuss what it was like to become a disciple and take vows in the eighties, when institutions become more about rules than people, bearing witness to the hypocrisies of gurus, choosing to leave and creating something with community rights and safeguards, adapting to the needs of our passing times, and allowing ourselves to be guided by the Divine.
     
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Jeff Carreira - "From Spiritual Awakening to Cosmic Awareness"

    Jeff Carreira - "From Spiritual Awakening to Cosmic Awareness"

    Jeff Carreira, author of The Path of Spiritual Breakthrough: From Awakening to Cosmic Awareness, talks with J about the process of awakening into deeper awareness of our spiritual existence. They discuss the realization that there is more to reality than the sum total of everything we’ve ever known or have been told exists, how we make meaning of our experiences, intuitive knowing, organic growth, the disappointment of a spiritual path, aligning your life with your heart, and the courage to embrace a field of infinite possibility as the new paradigm.
     
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Robin Rose Bennett - "Healing Ways of the Green Witch"

    Robin Rose Bennett - "Healing Ways of the Green Witch"

    Robin Rose Bennett, author of Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living and The Gift of Healing Herbs, talks with J about the language of plants and the need for radical revitalization. They discuss the value of dandelion, lessons to be learned from Ginkgo biloba trees, reclaiming the sacredness of dirt, turtle medicine, synchronicity, oat straw, reality as the most magical game around, earth spirit teachings, Robins upcoming course on Radical Self-Care, and the evolutionary impulse towards embodying our "kin-dome" with all of life.
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
527 Ratings

527 Ratings

transitional transmissions ,

Honest and Vulnerable

Thank you, J. for always sharing your humility with grace. You help us feel like we’re really all on this journey together, even though we have our own paths to walk–and sometimes that path is muddy, or rocky. You listen to others perspectives with sincere openness; sometimes pushing back, sometimes holding back, and always with curiosity. Being honest about how you might have done differently next time, or in recognizing your personal flaws when it’s necessary to acknowledge. My heart goes out to your family during this time (just catching up on an episode from a few weeks back). Much love.

16yo half Japanese son ,

Annabelle episode

OMG, J!! What a wise daughters you have. I am a long time listener and remember the Roslyn’s episode five years ago. Thank you for sharing the love. This episode just kept me smile on my face and definitely feeling warmth 🥰

F3F3F3F3 ,

Anti masker and always comparing himself

Do not listen to this terrible podcast - J Brown clearly has massive insecurity complexes and cannot stay on point while interviewing his subjects but rather constantly self references and compares his own teaching to his guests who are more accomplished than he is.
Additionally he is terribly trans phobic see the episode with Katchie Ananda and her hate rhetoric he gives airtime to.
And to top it all off he is an anti-masker and mentions that although his children want to wear masks in public and seem to be more intelligent to public health and science than he himself is that he thinks all his kids should go to school without mascon.
In a nutshell he is an insecure self referential yoga practitioner and teacher that cannot stay on point, promotes hate speech, and does not exhibit intelligence that makes this podcast worth your time listening.

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