68 episodes

Life as a Secret Yogi with your host & yoga teacher Austin Bitzas.

Unlock your super powers through yoga & related practices!

Embody your "Secret Yogi", your inner source...your heroic self!

Each Interview is centered around a particular topic & matched with another interactive episode. May it be a guided meditation, breath-work, energy work or more.

Bonus: We love animals! We often have episodes on the correlation between animals & the lessons of yoga.

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Life as a Secret Yogi (Yoga Podcast‪)‬ Austin Bitzas

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Life as a Secret Yogi with your host & yoga teacher Austin Bitzas.

Unlock your super powers through yoga & related practices!

Embody your "Secret Yogi", your inner source...your heroic self!

Each Interview is centered around a particular topic & matched with another interactive episode. May it be a guided meditation, breath-work, energy work or more.

Bonus: We love animals! We often have episodes on the correlation between animals & the lessons of yoga.

www.secretyogisociety.com

    Interview: Ultimate Yoga for Pregnancy Guide w/ Mother-to-Be Yoga Teacher Celeste Cusumano

    Interview: Ultimate Yoga for Pregnancy Guide w/ Mother-to-Be Yoga Teacher Celeste Cusumano

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    Celeste Cusumano is the founder of Asana Soul Practice which has locations in Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ. At the time of recording this episode she was 9months pregnant with her expected due date the next day! She is the perfect person to break down yoga for pregnancy not only from her teaching experience but also actively going through it her as we spoke.
    Show Notes:
    07:20 – Celeste’s story to yoga and opening up Asana Soul Practice
    11:15 – Yoga and Self Identity
    12:45 – Benefits of yoga while pregnant
    16:30 – Celeste’s personal stories and advice on yoga, meditation and breathwork during her pregnancy
    20:25 - How and Why to communicate to your instructor you are pregnant
    23:15 – 1st Trimester (1-13 weeks or 1-3months) – what to know, modifications, best poses, poses to avoid, breathwork, Celeste’s personal experience
    30:45 – 2nd Trimester (14-26 weeks or 4-6 months) – what to know, modifications, best poses, poses to avoid, breathwork, Celeste’s personal experience
    44:30 – 3rd Trimester (27-40 weeks or 7-9 months) – what to know, modifications, best poses, poses to avoid, breathwork, Celeste’s personal experience
    50:30 – Specific advice on yoga for pregnancy
    52:00 – Postpartum plans for Celeste
    Audience Questions:
    54:30 - What about styles of yoga of course prenatal but which other styles are good to practice but may be underrated when compared to the more common vinyasa practice?
    58:15 – Best breathing practices during pregnancy
    60:00 – Dealing with lower back pain during pregnancy
    61:00 - How to do core work while pregnant?
    63:44 – Celeste’s personal tips and resources for an at home practice
    67:30 – What’s next for Celeste and Asana Soul Practice
    **Contact Asana Soul Practice if you are interested in the Yoga for pregnancy notes**
    More on Celeste Cusumano:
    Website: https://www.asanasoulpractice.com/ (https://www.asanasoulpractice.com/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asanasoulpractice/ (@asanasoulpractice)
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Meditation: with Bliss Army Captain Eoin Finn

    Meditation: with Bliss Army Captain Eoin Finn

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    Eoin Finn is a Canadian native who turned globally renowned yoga teacher. He is the founder of Blissology. He has been featured in major publications such as the Yoga Journal numerous times and even listed as one of Oprah’s “one’s to watch”. The whole concept of his teachings which we unpack on this show is this idea of sharing happiness.
    Enjoy this meditation!

    • 9 min
    Interview: Eoin Finn Yoga teacher, Surfer, & Bliss Army Captain (Blissology)

    Interview: Eoin Finn Yoga teacher, Surfer, & Bliss Army Captain (Blissology)

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    Eoin Finn is a Canadian native who turned globally renowned yoga teacher. He is the founder of Blissology. He has been featured in major publications such as the Yoga Journal numerous times and even listed as one of Oprah’s “one’s to watch”. The whole concept of his teachings which we unpack on this show is this idea of sharing happiness.
    Show Notes:
    Eoin's story to world renowned yoga teacher, surfer, and Bliss army captain
    Eoin explains his mission to be a “conduit for love”
    How you stay true to your vision?
    Eoin's top quotes/mantras that he lives by
    Less drama, more pranayama
    The issues, live in the tissues
    Toes before pose
    Less smartphones, more heart phones
    Chill is a skill
    Less scrolling, more strolling
    and more...
    Life habits to living a long vibrant life? Day in the life of Eoin as a "jacked" yogi
    What other disciplines mental or physical does Eoin use to complement your yoga practice?
    Nature and the lessons we can learn from our dogs
    How has EcoKarma Project evolved over the years?
    What’s next for Eoin?
    Website: https://blissology.com/ (https://blissology.com/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blissology/ (https://www.instagram.com/blissology/)
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    • 58 min
    Interview: Yogue the New Vogue w/ Insiya Rasiwala-Finn

    Interview: Yogue the New Vogue w/ Insiya Rasiwala-Finn

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    Yoga, Ayurveda and Wellness expert Insiya Rasiwala-Finn
    She founded her company Yogue to spread her passion. Her passion in life revolves around sharing the transformative impact of these practices with inspiration, freshness, poetry, and joy. She is also a mother and a wife to Eoin Finn, who is also a world renowned yoga teacher. Insiya has been featured in many prominent publications such as yoga journal, conde Nast traveler and many more.
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    Show Notes:
    Her story to yoga and Ayurveda teacher, to corporate career and starting Yogue starting with growing up in Bombay, India
    Finding her company Yogue
    What are your lifestyle habits to living a long vibrant life?
    Using Ayurveda and yoga together and actionable items for the audience
    Food is very important for you. Being able to grow a garden. Can we talk about mindful eating?
    Yogic lessons we can learn from our dogs?
    Aligning our bodies and life style with assistance from tools such as yoga and Ayurveda
    Aligning your values with your career
    What’s next for Insiya what are you working on now?
    Website: http://www.yogue.ca/ (http://www.yogue.ca/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yogue8/ (https://www.instagram.com/yogue8/)
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Interview: "Self Referral", Circular Time, Nature vs Nurture & More with Eddie Stern

    Interview: "Self Referral", Circular Time, Nature vs Nurture & More with Eddie Stern

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    Eddie Stern is a World renowned Ashtanga Yoga teacher and inspiring entrepreneur. He uses his diverse understanding of yoga to fuse science, philosophy and art in order to share the benefits of yoga for all. Eddie has really been able to adapt the message of yoga to a modern audience through creative entrepreneurial endeavors over the years.
    Author of: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0865477809/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=secretyogi-20andcreative=9325andlinkCode=as2andcreativeASIN=0865477809andlinkId=2da42a89b3a793cbcc47cf26ec919561 (One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life)
    App:
    Yoga365 (new!) https://yoga365.online/ (https://yoga365.online/)
    Show Notes:
    06:00– Have we lost the art of intimacy in our modern world?
    Quote: “We need to re-embrace the meaning of intimacy in our modern society”
    14:00 – Is time is linear?
    Quote: “We become the people we are because we were already those people underneath it and life is just a series of uncovering the person we really are. Everything on top of that is superficial.”
    28:00 – How should we think about self referral? (eg. I’m a yogi, I’m old, I’m young, I’m a podcaster, etc)
    Quote: “What we pay attention to we will respond and we don’t always pay attention to ourselves in the right way”
    37:00 – How are we supposed to teach our youth to bring focus?
    53:00 – Yoga365 App https://yoga365.online/ (https://yoga365.online/)
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Sound Meditation w/ Integral Yoga Minister Rev Laksmi Scalise

    Sound Meditation w/ Integral Yoga Minister Rev Laksmi Scalise

    Sound Bath Meditation using instruments such as the healing sound bowls, gong, chimes, and more!
    More on Rev Laksmi Scalise:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laksmiscalise/ (https://www.instagram.com/laksmiscalise/)
    Or visit Integral Yoga Institute NYC
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

RunnerBoy22 ,

Spreading positivity

Austin’s message should be at the core of how we all live - find the extraordinary in “ordinary” life. In every episode, he and his incredible guests masterfully guide you along a journey in sharing gems of wisdom that bring you closer to your ideal mindset. We are all secret Yogis, even if we don’t practice yoga. Rather, Life as a Secret Yogi is all about finding out what makes YOU tick and helps make the world a better place. And if that’s not inclusive, I don’t know what is!

Earnestsarbear ,

Going deeper

Telling our stories and listening to others’ stories are what connects us. I love that this podcast goes beyond “what we do” and gets to the heart of “who we are.”

Yogishelly ,

Great learning podcast & health tips

This podcast is full of great information and health tips you wouldn’t otherwise be aware of!

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