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Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

Yogaland Podcast Andrea Ferretti

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Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

    The Globalization of Yoga with Andrea Jain

    The Globalization of Yoga with Andrea Jain

    On today's episode, I speak to author and religious studies professor Andrea Jain about her book, Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture. Her book is one of the best I've read in terms of tracing the globalization of yoga without oversimplifying it or vilifying modern yoga's evolution.


    We cover a lot of ground in this interview. Here are some highlights:


    - Is it true that yoga is of Hindu origin and, if so, does that mean that Is the way we practice yoga in the West cultural appropriation? 


    - How can Western yoga practitioners educate themselves about cultural appropriation and practice in a way that is respectful to the culture where yoga originated?


    - Jain makes the case that yoga shouldn’t “belong” to any one group of people. 


    - We talk about “Godmen” and why the relationship between teacher and student opens the door to abuse of authority in yoga as well as other groups.


    - Jain makes the case that yoga as it is practiced today could be considered a religious practice. And we go into the pros and cons of looking at it that way.


    - She also gives us an overview of her next book, Peace, Love, Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality, which will be available in September.
     
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    • 53 min
    Anti-racism‌ ‌and‌ ‌Allyship‌ ‌in‌ ‌Yogaland‌ ‌with‌ ‌Jennifer‌ ‌Hutton

    Anti-racism‌ ‌and‌ ‌Allyship‌ ‌in‌ ‌Yogaland‌ ‌with‌ ‌Jennifer‌ ‌Hutton

    My guest today is Jennifer Hutton, a pediatric physical therapist from Nashville. As a physical therapist, Jennifer is passionate about teaching others to use rock tape (more on that in the episode!). But she’s also become a leader in talking about anti-racism, and what it means to be an ally of the movement. She recently gave a webinar on the topic to 600 viewers and raised more than $10,000 for the National Association of Black Physical Therapists. 


    Here are the highlights from the episode.


    *How watching her cousin, who has Cerebral Palsy, go through his therapies inspired her to become a physical therapist 


    *Her approach to working with children by helping each individual child accomplish what’s possible for them regardless any any diagnosis they might have


    *She talks about times when she has seen racism in her professional life and explains how she has learned to respond


    *We talk about the framework for allyship she presented in her webinar, including awakening, education, self-interrogation and examination, and action


    * Plus, how this can apply to yoga teachers and studio owners so that they might make their classes more inclusive to BIPOC


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    Faith Hunter, "You can't be spiritual and not stand for something."

    Faith Hunter, "You can't be spiritual and not stand for something."

    On this episode, I’m joined by Washington, DC yoga studio owner and world-traveling yoga teacher Faith Hunter. You may remember Faith from episode 37 where she shared her story of coping with the loss of her brother. I wanted to check in with Faith to find out how she's doing, to ask her about her new projects, and to get her take on how the white yoga community can be more actively anti-racist and support the BIPOC community.


    A few things we cover:
    * Faith talks about her new online platform, Embrace Om and her new talk show, Spiritually Fly Lifestyle
    * We talk about the tendency to bypass or ignore the problem of racism within the yoga community
    * She shares how yoga studios can take steps toward supporting the BIPOC community
    * We talk about the importance of representation, inclusive language, and collaboration


    This is the first of many conversations I hope we have within our community.


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    The Goats of Anarchy Episode

    The Goats of Anarchy Episode

    This week, you get to hear Jason and I interviewed by Bridget Riepl of New Jersey Yoga Collective. It was part of a fundraiser for Goats of Anarchy -- those goats needed a new barn and we were happy to support.


    Bridget asked us about a whole host of topics -- from the history and intention behind this podcast, to the advice we have for yoga teachers and students grappling with the hardships of the Covid-19 pandemic to making yoga more inclusive practice.


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    Offering Tree makes it easy to build your own yoga website in about 30 minutes. It includes class scheduling, appointment booking, online payments, email marketing, website analytics, and more. It’s fully customizable and all services are included so it’s easy to get your business up and running. For 20% off your first 6 months, visit OfferingTree.com/YOGALAND now.
     
     
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    Yoga in the Time of Covid

    Yoga in the Time of Covid

    There's no doubt that Covid-19 has changed the current landscape of how we practice and teach yoga. On this special episode (recorded live via Zoom with Jason's recent online teacher trainees), Jason and I talk through about the important conversations that will need to happen between studio owners and yoga teachers as things open up. We also talk about how this time of uncertainty calls creates space for creativity. And lastly to my yoga teachers: Please start your own email newsletter. And send it consistently. This is my wish for you. ❤️


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    Teaching Yoga Online? Here's How to Protect Yourself Legally

    Teaching Yoga Online? Here's How to Protect Yourself Legally

    If you’re a yoga teacher who teaches online, you might wonder if there are extra steps you should take to protect yourself.


    The short answer is, “Yes!” But it isn’t as difficult or confusing as you might think.


    This week, I ask Sarah Waldbuesser, an attorney for coaches and online business owners, to explain, in simple terms, the legal documents and liability releases for online businesses we need to protect our business.


    We cover:


    * Why types of legal documents and disclaimers you need on your website to protect you legally


    * Is it OK to crowdsource legal documents?


    * What precautions you need to take if you offering yoga classes online for free or accepting donations vs. paid online yoga classes or courses


    * Plus, we talk about how to find out whether your liability insurance will cover your online yoga classes or not


    Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode195


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In gratitude of YogaLand

Such gratitude for you, these podcasts, your individual and collective work, and inspiration! Love these rich discussions on topics that feel so relevant and alive. Really appreciate the encouragement to show up as who we are, without judgement, in service of the greater good. Please keep it coming - it really makes a difference, on and off the mat!

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Thank you for being here for all of us during this crazy time! So appreciate your candor. I love this recourse and can’t wait to start my yoga teacher training with you!! Janice Sherman

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What a resource!

If you teach yoga, this is an amazing source of real life advice! Has kept me going on some pretty dark days. Thank you Andrea and Jason!

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