Honest talk about contemporary yoga culture from the Yoga International team.
61 - Talking to the Yoga Community About Suicide Prevention
Content note: in this episode we discuss suicide with yoga teacher Elliot Kesse. Our conversations are based on our experiences and are not intended to represent the experiences of others, which may be vastly different. Please practice self-care and skip this one if you need to. Elliot Kesse is a fat, white, atheist, agender spoonie who strives to create safe spaces for joyful movement and practical stillness for all humans. They founded change.yoga and are anti-diet and pro-self-empowerment. They live, practice, and teach with several chronic physical and mental illnesses including autoimmune and endocrine diseases, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.
60 - Yoga Where You Are (With Kat, Dianne Bondy, and More!)
Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist, and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Most recently, Dianne and Kat co-authored “Yoga Where You Are: Customize Your Practice for Your Body and Your Life.” Yoga Talk’s co-host Kyle and our editor Jai modeled in the book. Together, we discuss adapting a yoga practice to fit a person’s specific needs, maintaining authenticity on social media, and how to manage negative self-talk when modeling for a photoshoot. “Yoga Where You Are: Customize Your Practice for Your Body and Your Life” https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Where-You-Are-Customize/dp/1611807867/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=yoga+where+you+are&qid=1608230944&sr=8-1
59 - Keeping Your Meditation Practice Grounded in Reality with Ishan Tigunait
Ishan Tigunait has been practicing yoga his entire life. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute and Chairman of Yoga International, and has been a driving force for the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects in Africa over the past 15 years. In this episode, we discuss the history of yoga meditation, the unique benefits of yoga meditation, and how to keep your meditation practice grounded in reality.
58 - Deconstructing Yoga Sequencing and More with Trina Altman
Trina Altman is the author of "Yoga Deconstructed." In this episode, we discuss sequencing classes, somatics, reframing acute physical pain, and more (including single-leg deadlifts) with Trina.
57 - White Supremacy in Yoga and the Importance of Critical Thinking with Anusha Wijeyakumar
Anusha Wijeyakumar is a sought after motivational speaker on the science of mindfulness and meditation, the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital in Orange County, CA, host of YI's "Finding Balance" podcast, and author of the widely shared article "We Need to Talk About the Rise of White Supremacy in Yoga." In this episode, Kat and Kyle talk with Anusha about the importance of speaking out against racism and white supremacy in yoga spaces, how to be a better ally, and the value of critical thinking during the pandemic.
56 - Embodied Resilience Through Yoga
Kat and Kyle sit down with Yoga and Body Image Coalition co-founder Melanie Klein and yoga teacher and Psy.D Celisa Flores to discuss trauma, resilience, and the physiology of eating disorders.
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