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 • 141 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.

    #145: Compassion Fatigue and the Reality of Altruism with Robert Mack

    #145: Compassion Fatigue and the Reality of Altruism with Robert Mack

    Holding space for those in pursuit of spiritual or psychological growth is not a path free from compassion fatigue yet we must look at how absorbing the pressure of the ‘pedestal’ is one of the catalysts for burnout.
    But what if our teachers aren't really the ones leading the way? After all, personal epiphanies could not occur without the self, nor could they be delivered without spirit.
    No matter what position you hold in society, you are always a student. Whether that humility is embraced with open arms or the universe offers a perfect storm for your awakening to the fact, life is not a game to complete. 
    Besides, if we completed it, would anyone feel the call to guide and teach the rest of society to find the light that shines between these human experiences?
    Even when we find the light, we face tests and, as many of us will admit, question whether our spiritual practices actually serve us.
    From altruism to therapy disease, it’s time to dig deep.
    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.

    • 55 min
    #144: Devotion to the Divine - Is It Missing in the West?

    #144: Devotion to the Divine - Is It Missing in the West?

    Swami Chidananda once lived a life of expensive cars and partying–exactly what you might expect of a young investment banker. 
    But his life took a dramatic turn after realising that rising to the top still meant he was a cog in the capitalist machine. He had a call to follow his purpose even if that meant taking a leap of faith all the way to India.
    After years of devotion in ashrams, Swami Chidananda is able to now shine some perspective on wisdom seeking and asana practice in the west. 
    When can philosophies become ungrounding? And, how can teachers guide students through the call of the divine when they are not connected to lineage?
    Perhaps those like Swami Chidananda have the answers.
    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.

    • 59 min
    #143: Individualism in Yoga: Competition Versus Lineage

    #143: Individualism in Yoga: Competition Versus Lineage

    If you were blindfolded and asked to describe what’s in front of you, you might say ‘thin and ropey’. At least, that’s what you’d say if an elephant’s tail was in front of you. This description of your experience is true, but it’s not the whole elephant. 
    When it comes to understanding this life, the same thing applies: not one person can comprehend the whole. 
    We’re each searching for meaning through different lenses. For many, the lens is yoga and with commitment, profound insights are uncovered. Yet, as yoga brings us closer to our truth, we mustn’t get lost in competition nor should we forget that our insights are just as fragmented as seeing the elephant for its tail.
    The solution? Of course, we open our minds. More practically, we can honour yoga lineage by respecting our elders. Their asana practice might be as agile, but their wisdom is rich.
    Let’s preserve our most sacred sources of knowledge.
    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #142: Is There a Difference Between a Teacher and a Guru? With Tim Feldmann

    #142: Is There a Difference Between a Teacher and a Guru? With Tim Feldmann

    Tim takes inspiration from David Bowie’s song ‘Heroes’ (and his own guru experience) to unravel the everpresent draw towards figures of leadership.
    Yet, on a spiritual path, we face the choice to turn to our yoga teacher or an acclaimed guru. But really, what’s the difference?
    Tim explores how the idea of ‘teacher’ is multifaceted. The person leading your class could be brand new to the space or have a lifetime of practice behind them. Regardless, they’re devoted to serving. Equally, a fellow yogi on the mat next to you is a teacher in their own right too. 
    The guru’s devotion, however, is to the liberation of souls. The guru shows us the big picture of life and can guide us to liberation. That power is a privilege and while worshipped, Tim makes no hesitation to address the injustice that can arise from such a position in society. 
    What it really comes down to is finding the empowerment to unlock our own authority on this journey. Whether that’s through a teacher or guru, you get to decide.
    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #141: Remembering Our Duty and the Essence of Yoga with David Swenson

    #141: Remembering Our Duty and the Essence of Yoga with David Swenson

    As yoga evolves, there's a risk of over-complication and self-centredness. In this episode, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, David Swenson, takes us on an exploration of yoga observations from almost 50 years of dedication. 
    To him, what’s changed the most over the decades is the way people show up to yoga. For some there’s a drive to ‘complete it’ while others can be overly fixated on anatomy. Too much of this and we can be distracted from the basic yet powerful benefits of the practice.
    But there’s also the beauty in watching yoga evolve. David has witnessed ashtanga branch off into different forms such as vinyasa and power yoga. So whether attitudes change or sequences morph into something new, the bottom line is that yoga evolves with the world around it. 
    And that’s all fine–on one condition: we keep showing up to our mat and share the love we gain from our practice with the world. That’s our duty.
    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.

    • 49 min
    #140: If We Want Peace, We Must Allow Ourselves to be Angry

    #140: If We Want Peace, We Must Allow Ourselves to be Angry

    We know that when we practice yoga, it has a positive ripple effect on the world around us. But in moments of injustice, we cannot rely on this as a way to change the world. 
    Azadeh sees both worlds as an Iranian woman and owner of yoga studios. She expresses how it’s now more important than ever to ensure we speak of this oppression so that the world can awaken to the truth of Iran’s reality.
    We may turn to yoga for peace but Azadeh reminds us, anger is okay too. It’s within our practice of meditation to accept all feelings; to be angry at the current situation is our right. 
    For women around the entire world, we need to resist bypassing and instead be heard.
    We’re being invited to observe whatever freedom we each have right now and take the steps to pass it on to our sisters in Iran. If we want peace, we must take action. 
    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.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 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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