109 episodes

Adam Keen hosts the Keen On Yoga Podcast where he engages in a deep level of discussion with Ashtanga yoga teachers as well as others involved in inquiry, wellness, diet, or simply people he finds interesting.

The podcast is nonformulaic; there is no pre-list of questions, and the guests are encouraged into an open-ended chat in order to really get a feel for them and their approach to their subject.

The emphasis is always on depth, with actual topics of discussion prioritised over the life-story or more familiar, surface-level questions we are used to hearing. To this end, the conversations are often quite honest and surprising.

Approaching quickly towards one-hundred episodes, the keen on yoga podcast was started at the beginning of the first lockdown of 2021. We have now released one episode a week for the las year and are as enthusiastic as ever to bring you a wide range of voices to inspire and support your greater journey with yoga.

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support us you can do so by liking, sharing, rating and donating at https://keenonyoga.com/donate/

Keen on Yoga Podcast Adam Keen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 22 Ratings

Adam Keen hosts the Keen On Yoga Podcast where he engages in a deep level of discussion with Ashtanga yoga teachers as well as others involved in inquiry, wellness, diet, or simply people he finds interesting.

The podcast is nonformulaic; there is no pre-list of questions, and the guests are encouraged into an open-ended chat in order to really get a feel for them and their approach to their subject.

The emphasis is always on depth, with actual topics of discussion prioritised over the life-story or more familiar, surface-level questions we are used to hearing. To this end, the conversations are often quite honest and surprising.

Approaching quickly towards one-hundred episodes, the keen on yoga podcast was started at the beginning of the first lockdown of 2021. We have now released one episode a week for the las year and are as enthusiastic as ever to bring you a wide range of voices to inspire and support your greater journey with yoga.

If you enjoy the podcast and would like to support us you can do so by liking, sharing, rating and donating at https://keenonyoga.com/donate/

    Damien de Bastier: The French Connection

    Damien de Bastier: The French Connection

    Damien de Bastier (https://www.ubuntubali.com/ @ubuntu_bali). Ashtanga With Knee Injuries | Teaching to Student’s Individual Needs | Ashtanga in France | Importance of Meditation | The 20% Rule | Yoga As a Therapy | Myofascial Release | Chitta Vritti Nirodaha
    This episode is sponsored by Momence, the booking system we’ve been using for the last year and highly recommend. Momence is a booking system for online, in-person and hybrid classes and events with packages to fit self-employed teachers to multi-site studios.
    To try Momence for two months at no cost click on the link below for more information or book a demo and quote “Keen on Yoga” https://momence.com/lp/keen-on-yoga
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    Damien has been practising and studying yoga for over 30 years. As a struggling teenager, he was introduced to transcendental meditation and has followed the path of yogic wisdom ever since. On his journey to more balance, joy and understanding, Damien gained degrees in clinical psychology, Ashtanga yoga, yoga therapy and various forms of bodywork that he integrates into his teachings. After teaching all these years, what inspires Damien the most is watching people use yoga to transform themselves and grow into their fullness. It’s an honour to be a part of that process and guide them. Ubuntu, his yoga centre in Bali, was born from that inspiration. It’s a haven where people can find the tools to work on themselves and go deeper into their unfolding. Ubuntu provides yoga practice and courses in philosophy, anatomy, breathwork, meditation, permaculture and creative arts, all in a beautiful garden setting in Canggu.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    James Mallinson - The Origins of Hatha Yoga

    James Mallinson - The Origins of Hatha Yoga

    Our sponsor for this episode is Momence, the booking system we use for yoga classes, workshops, events, etc.  From independent teachers wanting to take bookings and payments online to multi-site studios wanting to replace outdated and expensive systems, Momence is easy to use for you and your customers.  It reduces hours of admin and offers live chat help.  For a 2-month free trial, click the link:  https://momence.com/lp/keen-on-yoga 
    James Mallinson is Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical and Indian Studies at SOAS, University of London. His interest in yoga grew out of a fascination for India and Indian asceticism – he spent several years living with Indian ascetics and yogis, in particular Rāmānandī Tyāgīs. His MA thesis, part of a major in ethnography, was on Indian asceticism. He became frustrated, however, with (to quote Sheldon Pollock) the “hypertrophy of method” that afflicts much of the humanities, and anthropology in particular, so sought to ground his future research in philology. The one aspect of ascetic practice that is well represented in Sanskrit texts is yoga, so for his doctoral thesis he chose to edit an early text on haṭhayoga, the Khecarīvidyā, which teaches in detail khecarīmudrā, one of traditional haṭhayoga’s most important practices, and he used fieldwork among traditional yogis in India to shed light on the text’s teachings. As he worked on his thesis he became more and more unsure that the received wisdom on the origins of haṭhayoga (whose practices form the basis of much of modern yoga) was correct, in particular its blanket attribution to the Nāth sect, based as that wisdom was on a very small selection of the available texts and modern oral history (which is rarely a reliable source in India). But it was clear that to put his work in the broader context was going to be impossible while working on his thesis. When he was revising it for publication a few years after completing it, he was asked to contribute to a volume on the Nāths and their literature. He agreed and decided to concentrate on the corpus of texts of haṭhayoga. It soon became apparent that this was going to be too big a task for a single chapter of a book and he apologised to the volume’s editor but continued with his research. Four years on he has identified a corpus of eight works that teach early haṭhayoga and about a dozen more that contribute to its classical formulation in the Haṭhapradīpikā. With this philological basis established it has been possible at last to put all of haṭhayoga’s aspects into context, which is what he is doing in the monograph on which he is currently working, Yoga and Yogis: The Texts, Techniques and Practitioners of Early Haṭhayoga. Many of the conclusions that can be drawn from the corpus and the other sources he uses (from Mughal miniatures to his fieldwork amongst traditional yogis) overturn what was previously thought about yoga’s formative period. Although he has decided to present the bulk of the findings in a single monograph (because its parts are all so interdependent), in the course of working on it he has written various spin-off articles and reviews on specific aspects of haṭhayoga. Between September 2015-2020, Mallinson was the Principle Investigator of The Haṭha Yoga Project (HYP), a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council and based at SOAS, University of London which aims to chart the history of physical yoga practice by means of philology, i.e. the study of texts on yoga, and ethnography, i.e. fieldwork among practitioners of yoga. From January 2021, Mallison has been the lead on three year project entitled “Light on Hatha Yoga: A critical edition and translation of the Haṭhapradīpikā, the most important premodern text on physical yoga” funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the German Research Foundation Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). He has been interviewe

    • 59 min
    #106 – Keen on Yoga Podcast with Jenna Longoria

    #106 – Keen on Yoga Podcast with Jenna Longoria

    Jenna Longoria – The Period Guru – Women’s Cycles, Ashtanga Yoga Practice & Time Off For Periods,  Period Pain Is Not Inherent, Time Your Practice with Your Cycles
    Our sponsor for this episode is Momence, the booking system we use for yoga classes, workshops, events, etc.  From independent teachers wanting to take bookings and payments online to multi-site studios wanting to replace outdated and expensive systems, Momence is easy to use for you and your customers.  It reduces hours of admin and offers live chat help.  For a 2-month free trial, click the link:  https://momence.com/lp/keen-on-yoga 
    Jenna Longoria, “The Period Guru” (@theperiodguru), is a Board Certified Functional Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P) passionate about women’s hormonal health.  She is also an authorised Ashtanga yoga teacher.
    Growing up, she struggled with weight gain, painful and irregular periods, PMS, digestive discomfort, and intense mood swings. At the time, she didn’t realise that all these symptoms were part of PCOS and Endometriosis.
    The only “solution” doctors gave her was to take the birth control pill, but she wasn’t keen on the host of horrible side effects.
    Jenna returned to school to study functional medicine, nutrition, and women’s health. She ran the right labs, changed her diet and lifestyle to support her body and started taking targeted supplements.
    Today, she’s 20 pounds lighter, has regular periods, and her mood swings and sugar cravings no longer get the best of her.
    Her mission is to empower all women with the knowledge to be their best health advocates to achieve pain-free periods, abundant energy, healthy digestion, and optimum fertility.

    • 56 min
    Paul Dallaghan - Breath, Mind & Body Master

    Paul Dallaghan - Breath, Mind & Body Master

    Paul, a Master of breath-mind-body, scholar & entrepreneur, talks to Adam about his life of yoga.
    Paul has devoted the last three decades to developing expertise in the breath-mind-body lifestyle. He has received a PhD from one of the leading universities in the US, covering both the tradition and science of yoga and breath practices. He has been uniquely acknowledged in the Yoga tradition by “Master Yogi-Prānācharya (breath expert)”. He has been a dedicated teacher for 25 years and a pioneering entrepreneur establishing the first sustainably-based yoga-breath-meditation retreat centre in Asia, Samahita Retreat, in 2003. As a teacher, researcher, and presenter, Paul’s continuous effort is to help people improve their mental and physical health.
    He is a highly natural and gifted speaker who has taught and spoken at events worldwide.
    CONNECT WITH PAUL
    Website: https://samahitaretreat.com/teachers/paul-dallaghan/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/samahitaretreat/
     
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Rod Stryker - Tantra, The People's Yoga

    Rod Stryker - Tantra, The People's Yoga

    Rod Stryker is a world-renowned meditation teacher, yoga educator, and thought leader.
    One of the world’s leading yoga and meditation teachers, Rod Stryker, has dedicated the last 40 years of his life to improving the lives of others through his teaching, lectures, writing, leadership, and service. 
    Rod is the founder of ParaYoga®, and the author of two books—his first, The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom, and his second, Enlightened Sleep, soon to be released. He is the creator of one of the world’s most comprehensive online yoga training programs and, most recently, Sanctuary with Rod Stryker: the meditation & yoga nidra app with deep sleep, yoga, and pranayama (breathing) practices. 
    Rod has also written numerous articles on yoga and meditation, has been featured in countless interviews, and has been a keynote speaker and presenter at a multitude of conferences internationally.
    Rod Stryker is renowned for making ancient wisdom and practices accessible to modern audiences. He continues to share the gifts of his practice, discipleship, and life with diverse audiences beyond the yoga world––which is to say, anyone wanting to experience the tools (such as meditation and deep relaxation) that help them successfully navigate an ever-changing world, or those simply looking to improve their quality of life and well-being. 
    Raised in Los Angeles, California, Rod attended Beverly Hills High School and the University of Denver, in addition to studying abroad. He was 19 years old when he began his study of yoga. He taught his first class in 1980 and led his first teacher training seven years later.
    In addition to mentoring hundreds of teachers and thousands of students worldwide, Rod Stryker also serves on the board of Give Back Yoga Foundation and is a featured faculty member of Yoga International. Rod is father to four amazing souls and currently lives in Boise, Idaho.
     
     
    https://www.instagram.com/rodstrykerofficial/

    • 53 min
    Dr Mikel Burley - What is Samkhya Yoga?

    Dr Mikel Burley - What is Samkhya Yoga?

    Dr Mikel (Mik) Burley is an Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy
    Philosophy of religion; religious ethics; comparative and cross-cultural philosophy and religion; South Asian religious and philosophical traditions (esp. Hindu and Buddhist).
    BA (Essex)
    MA (Nottingham)
    PhD, MA (Leeds)
    PhD (Bristol)
    Research Interests
    Philosophy of religion Religious ethics Comparative and cross-cultural philosophy and religion South Asian religious and philosophical traditions (esp. Hindu and Buddhist) Philosophical and interdisciplinary research methods Death, illness and emotion Conceptions of immortality and eternal life Rebirth and reincarnation Wittgenstein and Wittgensteinian approaches  

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

little_and_me ,

A favorite podcast!

A fun podcast to listen to for learning about Ashtanga and other things yoga. Great guest interviews by an enthusiastic international host.

RLbeehive1235 ,

Great guests, hard to listen

I commend the concept and guest roster, but unfortunately I had to stop listening bc of how often the host is talking over guests and the audible aspirated inhales that are distracting (maybe will improve w practice and time :).

dana luna ,

Listen if you Love Yoga!

Best interviews, great variety of guests, very interesting and enjoyable listen 🌞

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