173 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
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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.

    #173: The Sacred Now and the Transformative Power of Mudita

    #173: The Sacred Now and the Transformative Power of Mudita

    As life progresses—with its inevitable busyness, ageing, or delving into the role of teacher—finding time for personal practice becomes even more crucial. We must continually adapt, acknowledging that our physical abilities might change and accepting these shifts not as setbacks but as opportunities to deepen our understanding of yoga’s true essence. It's about evolving our practice to fit our changing lives, ensuring that it remains a steadfast source of support and reflection.
    This episode invites us to reflect on the constancy of change and the persistence required to sustain a yoga practice. We explore how to hold space for our personal growth on the mat, recognizing that the practice of yoga is less about achieving perfection and more about embracing life's journey with grace and resilience.
    We also explore the delicate dynamics within the yoga community, where competition and jealousy can sometimes overshadow mutual success. It's crucial to cultivate 'mudita' or sympathetic joy, celebrating the achievements of others as affirmations of possibility, rather than a path toward division.
    Join us as we discuss how the discipline of yoga can be a profound tool for life transformation, guiding us through personal introspection and community interactions with compassion and humility. 




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    • 52 min
    #172: Doubt, Shame and Blame: How Your Shadows Can Deepen Your Practice

    #172: Doubt, Shame and Blame: How Your Shadows Can Deepen Your Practice

    The first time we step onto a yoga mat is the first step on an unexpected journey towards transformation. As we immerse ourselves deeper, repeating movements and dedicating our energy, we witness a shift in our lives but more notably, we encounter the humanness of frustration, shame and blame. Yet, it is in these moments where yoga reveals its subtler spiritual layers offering us tools not just to perform but to persevere and transform.
    These reflections, often sparked by realizing our teachers' humanity or our own limitations, might tempt us to stray from the path. Doubts can arise, shadows can appear more comforting, and the myth of perfection might seem like a shattered promise. However, embracing these human elements is not an admission of defeat but a deeper initiation into yoga's true purpose.
    We must remember that advancing through series or mastering more complex poses doesn’t necessarily equate to spiritual progress. True advancement comes from recognizing that perfection is not the goal of yoga—embracing our humanity is. 
     
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    • 57 min
    #171: Encouraging Sangha: The Importance Of Community in Yoga

    #171: Encouraging Sangha: The Importance Of Community in Yoga

    Without a doubt, yoga is an invitation for introspection and growth. It holds a mirror to who we truly are and generously serves as our unwavering support throughout the trials of life. But as we move through this journey, how often do we consider our contribution to the yoga community?
    Much like the unwavering support of our own practices guiding us through arduous human experiences, community parallels as the backbone of yoga’s presence in society. It’s truly in the embrace of a supportive community that the true essence of yoga blossoms. 
    And in this moment, who do we consider responsible for togetherness in yoga? It's not solely the teacher's guidance or the student's perseverance that fosters connection, but the intersection of both that forms a sense of belonging, a sense of sangha. 
    So next time we dive into our asanas with devotion, let’s extend that outwards to the yogi on the mat next door, open up the space for deeper connection - for more togetherness - and consider community a loving duty for us all.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #170: Does Mastering More Asanas Make a Better Yogi? The Confronting Lessons of Ashtanga

    #170: Does Mastering More Asanas Make a Better Yogi? The Confronting Lessons of Ashtanga

    Yoga does change your life if you tend to the practice every day. But is it compassionate enough to show up on the mat when your body is begging you for a break? 
    You get to choose: you could show up to your Ashtanga practice once a week giving your everything or you could show up every day with just 50% - even 10% - of what you’ve got. With this decision, you get the invitation to reflect upon what brought you to Ashtanga in the first place. Because if spiritual transformation is what you seek, you must release the shackles of perfectionism and validation.
    So let’s talk about this road to consistency and explore how samadhi greets you when you return every day with humility. After all, when we live in a world that’s conditioned us to want more, why not release the chase for applause for our impressive string of asanas?
    Why not allow Ashtanga to bring us back down to earth - not just from the busyness of modern life, but to settle the ego?
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    #169: From Pregnancy to Pranayama with Katy Scherer

    #169: From Pregnancy to Pranayama with Katy Scherer

    The belief that one metaphorical door closing is the chance for another one to open couldn’t speak to Katy Scherer’s story more. When pregnancy placed a sudden limitation on her running career, a redirection emerged that she never expected; she traded laces for bare feet and the gravel beneath them for a yoga mat.
    But this isn’t a conversation about life’s surprises, this is in fact an exploration of Katy’s wisdom of the breath. 
    Her initiation into yoga offered incredible gifts of community and well-being, but it profoundly guided Katy towards a deeper connection to oneness and, ultimately, her journey of guiding others along the path of pranayama.
    Through candid discussions on body awareness and the recognition of bodily limitations, this conversation explores the profound potential for self-discovery that lies within the practice of pranayama and breathwork. So join us - but not before taking a nourishingly deep inhale-exhale.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #168: Healing Roots: From Quick Fixes to The Intricacies of Lineage and Diversity

    #168: Healing Roots: From Quick Fixes to The Intricacies of Lineage and Diversity

    From summer camp serendipity to university days solace, yoga can meet us in the most unsuspecting times. It plants tiny seeds of inspiration into our awareness so that our yogic journeys can fully bloom when the time is right.
    And it’s in these moments - where many of us find yoga’s healing qualities as a soothing balm to insomnia or back pain - that we meet the real essence of yoga. The deeper dimensions offer opportunities for self-compassion, introspection, and connection with the breath, with oneness.
    It’s the devotion to this essence of yoga that nurtures teachers with not just the connection to oneness but the vision of that nature too. Isn’t yoga for everyone? And do we really need to categorize our practices to achieve that?
    Tune in to this episode and immerse yourself in thoughts of diversity, ashtanga versus vinyasa and audience Q&A.
     
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    • 57 min

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153 Ratings

Cali Lili Indies ™pwMiM™ feMt0 ,

“Kino is AWESOME 💕 like meeting a new friend & rediscovering my more peaceful self “

I’m sharing a quote about Kino written by an artist named Cali Lili - because this called my attention to Kino’s work :

“As a dancer who was also a teenage practitioner of yoga (as well as having been a teenage yoga teacher myself) I’m always aware that everyone is both a teacher and student at various times of day, various times of the year and various times in our lives. Kino recently came into my consciousness at a time when extra stress from current events & scheduling my own work - was becoming a REALLY big problem. Kino reminded me of my more peaceful self. The self I bring to my art , the self I share with others - in compassion- but which I forget too often, to bring to my … self. Self compassion and self care … are too often dismissed … and it’s an amazing moment when we can accept, that this type of gentle kindness, toward self, is equal to the kindnesses we bestow outside ourselves…thank you Kino. Thank you universe.”

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!

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