100 episodes

Join Kino MacGregor, one of the world’s master yoga teachers, as she shares her yoga life hacks to translate the wisdom of yoga into a happier, more peaceful, more loving life. Listen to authentic, raw conversations and talks from Kino on her own and with real students about what yoga is really all about. Ignite or rekindle your inner spark to get on your mat and keep practicing.

Yoga Inspiration Kino MacGregor

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 140 Ratings

Join Kino MacGregor, one of the world’s master yoga teachers, as she shares her yoga life hacks to translate the wisdom of yoga into a happier, more peaceful, more loving life. Listen to authentic, raw conversations and talks from Kino on her own and with real students about what yoga is really all about. Ignite or rekindle your inner spark to get on your mat and keep practicing.

    #137: Immersing Yourself in the Yoga

    #137: Immersing Yourself in the Yoga

    Consider how freely you practise yoga, ride your bicycle in the sunshine, or smash a workout for an endorphin hit. What happens when all of these activities are taken away from you?
    The sad reality is that this is happening in our world. Kino talks with Maryam, an Iranian who emigrated from her home country in 2018, about the quality of life in Iran. More specifically, the country’s unrest regarding women’s rights - a backlash to the tragic death of Mahsa Amini. 
    Myram discusses how she found solace in her online yoga practice during difficult times and sympathises with her fellow Iranians stuck in the country where the internet has been prohibited and most outdoor exercises banned (to name a few restrictions). 
    In this episode, Kino and Myram also observe how yogis appear to lead from a place of love. It’s that love which is crucial to understanding these devastating times. They emphasise how important it is to separate religion from an oppressive government. 
    Let’s exercise discernment, love, and empathy for nuanced situations. Let’s keep nurturing our love for ourselves on the mat so that we can keep sharing love with the world around us.  
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    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more. 
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.

    • 40 min
    #137: The Journey of Becoming a Yoga Teacher with Tim Feldmann

    #137: The Journey of Becoming a Yoga Teacher with Tim Feldmann

    The call that brought us to our yoga mat is the same call that leads many of us toward the path of teaching.
    The mental, physical and spiritual healing that can be found within a dedicated yoga practice is life changing. It’s only natural that the desire to spread this wisdom with the world comes knocking.
    But is that passion enough to be a good teacher? Your teacher training may have provided an immersion into yoga but the truth is, the deeper we dip our toe into the stream of truth, the more we realise that there’s an entire ocean of knowledge yet to be understood. 
    This conversation explores a teacher's need to surrender to their life-long role as a student. To potentially hold space for someone’s awakening requires a first-hand understanding of the power this sacred practice possesses. 
    A teacher will face many lessons - maybe even doubt and comparison. But these are lessons that are just as important as your studying. There is no rush. Take your time.
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    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more.
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #136: What Can Meditation Teach Us About Our Mind, Body and Emotions?

    #136: What Can Meditation Teach Us About Our Mind, Body and Emotions?

    After an hour-long group meditation, all areas of the practice are covered. Why do we struggle to keep up a daily practice? Why do our thoughts spiral? Where is the subconscious mind located? This exploration provides consolation to the thinking mind’s questions about meditation.
    Whether it’s five minutes or a one-hour sit, mediation is a practice that requires daily attention yet so many of us feel like we fail at it. The question is rarely whether we’re capable though. Rather, we must understand whether we’re asking too much of ourselves. 
    The secret to starting and sustaining a daily practice is to underestimate our capabilities and we might just surprise ourselves.
    Once we find ourselves deep in these meditations, our thoughts come into focus. If the mind is left unchecked it can proliferate and remove us from our intention to be present. While the goal is not to rid all thoughts from our mind, we’re often reminded that we’re not our body, mind, or emotions. We are the awareness. 
    Being aware of a mind full of thoughts and a body revealing past emotions can make meditation challenging. It’s true. But the more we dedicate ourselves to the practice, the more equanimity unfolds. It’s waiting for us.
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    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more.
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to a guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #135: Cultural Appreciation Versus Cultural Appropriation of Yoga with Pranidhi Varshney

    #135: Cultural Appreciation Versus Cultural Appropriation of Yoga with Pranidhi Varshney

    Pranidhi Varshney is the founder of Yoga Shala West which is based in Los Angele and has been practising yoga for 15 years. She believes that learning is cyclical where the student learns from the teacher and the teacher learns from the student unlike a top-down relationship. 
    Previously, within the yoga community, there was a tendency to overlook the origins and lineage of yoga. Pranidhi feels it’s important for this conversation and voices around yoga to include people of South Asian descent. Nevertheless, she is quick to admit that Western practitioners have played a key role in promoting Ashtanga yoga. 
    The Ashtanga community is in a transition and accessibility is a big part of that transition. People are moving away from strict regimens and harmful hierarchies that had made yoga feel restrictive and acted as a barrier for newcomers.
    We can learn culturally from India where people who practice yoga incorporate it into their everyday life just like eating or combing your hair. Your life shouldn’t come to a halt when you practice yoga.
    Hopefully, during this transition, as teachers and practitioners, we can create a safe space where everyone can express their point of view without being shamed or ostracised.
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    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on
    Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more.
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If
    you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.
    Important links:
    Pranidhi's Essay that was Published on Yoga Journal: https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/cultural-appropriation-yoga/ Links to the site and Youtube: http://yogashalawest.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/PranidhiV

    • 46 min
    #134: Our Spiritual Selves With Dannion Brinkley

    #134: Our Spiritual Selves With Dannion Brinkley

    Dannion Brinkley had faced unimaginable odds, having several near-death experiences and even crossing over and coming back. He discovered that we are spiritual beings. Death, as we are taught, is only an illusion. Dannion works with those close to passing to accept that we never die. 
    The biggest mistake we all make is forgetting we are spiritual beings. And to be able to live now is a gift, no matter what may be going wrong in your life. As you release more love and gratitude, you enter your spiritual consciousness a little more. 
    A new world is being born. We are light bearers, holders of a certain spiritual consciousness, and grateful for the practice and whatever divine forces are at work in your life. As this world changes and shifts, we change and shift along with it, carrying the torch of our practice to new generations for future change. 
    Things that affect your dignity, like helplessness and loneliness, are grand illusions that we learn to accept upon living in this world. But, they are not present in the spiritual realm. When you realize this, the steps you take are in love and gratitude and the only power you have is within you. But this power in our breath is the power to create change from a distance.
    You are a great, powerful, and mighty spiritual being, with dignity, direction, and purpose. You’re in the right direction, but it’s the purpose that most struggle with. It’s not to be perfect. Your purpose is to be yourself and to make a difference. And you have the power within yourself as a spiritual being to do that. 
    Start the journey now with your free 30-day membership on Omstars.com. Use code: PODCAST.
    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more.
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.

    • 43 min
    #133: Using Yoga To Bring Mindfulness and Equanimity Into Your Life

    #133: Using Yoga To Bring Mindfulness and Equanimity Into Your Life

    A misunderstanding about meditation is that it calms your mind. But even after 20 years of practicing, a calm mind will still have days of chaos. The purpose of meditation is not to become calm but to create equanimity. 
    Though the words calm and equanimous are often used synonymously, there is a slight difference. Calmness can be compared to still waters, while equanimity is more like the sky. It’s a container that holds all things. 
    The equanimous mind remains the same, no matter what happens. It contains all of your thoughts, emotions, and memories but does not react to them. 
    Similar to memory, mindfulness requires total presence and having full faculty of your senses. But while memories are rooted in the past, mindfulness is now.
    If you can learn to anchor the mind with mindfulness and yoga practice, you can learn to become equanimous. Begin with a 5-minute meditation or mindfulness practice.   
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    Keep up with us online @omstarsofficial or follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga. Visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com to learn more.
    Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

Bongoddess ,

If you’re a yoga student/teacher the podcast is an amazing recourse!

I’ve never felt so compelled to leave a review than after listening to todays episode #114 A Call To Ahimsa and a Prayer For Peace in Ukrainian. I’ve also never felt so proud to call Kino my teacher. Although we’ve only met in person one time I knew that her gentle yet firm way of teaching worked for me. I can easily understand the teachings of the eight fold path and with sustained practice it gets easier and easier but today was different. Today Kino is raw emotion and it is felt deeply. I sobbed as I listened but thankful to be here listening from a safe place as our brothers and sisters fight a war. I’ve stayed clear of the news before today because I know it doesn’t serve me too be so upset, afraid , angry at the situation but Kino explains what is happening in a way that I can hear it and pray/meditate/practice not only ahimsa but the other limbs of the practice SO that I may serve others without passing on fear/anger etc. I can’t wait to someday visit my teacher Kino in the new space in Miami! Peace and Love to all!

33whiskey ,

A must listen for yogis

Kino’s podcast is amazing. So nice to be able to receive teachings through Kino via this podcast. Episodes are packed with so much good information on the practice and philosophy of yoga. I often have to go back and replay episodes when I am not doing other things (driving, etc.) so that I can take notes of stuff I want to learn more about. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us Kino!

akizora1 ,

I’m here for the interviews

Kino is a great interviewer and chooses wonderful people to talk with. I’m always so glad I took the time to listen. The dharma talks however are a little disconcerting as she slides into broken English. This seems unusual since her interviews are in a beautiful, conversational, energetic voice. For this reason I’m having trouble recommending the podcast to others. Kino, I would love it if you could work through this with friends and colleagues you trust.

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