88: How Not To Teach Yoga with Tori Lunden

Do you know Tori Lunden (she/her)? She is known as Bad At Yoga on social media and if you haven’t come across her work yet I’m SO excited I get to introduce you to her today. If you do know Tori’s work, you won’t be surprised at all to know that I jumped at the… Read more

87: The Nuances Of Trauma-Informed Yoga with Sangeeta Vallabhan

Trauma-informed practice is a popular topic in the yoga world, and with good reason. Most people have experienced some kind of trauma and if yoga is to be a healing practice, as teachers and practitioners we must take into account what could make a practice unsafe or triggering for folks, including ourselves. But like so… Read more

86: What It REALLY Looks Like to Regress or Progress Movement with Trina Altman

There are two things I’m really passionate about in my teaching: One is dismantling the notion of linear, hierarchical, universal progress, especially when it comes to movement. The other is teaching in a way that students feel 100% agency to make autonomous, empowered, educated decisions about their own movement practice.  These two concepts come together… Read more

85: The Trans* Yoga Project with M Camellia + River Redwood

The Trans* Yoga Project is doing incredibly important work in the yoga and wellness spaces and I’m honored to introduce you to two of the founding members, River Redwood (they/them) and M Camellia (they/them). The Trans* Yoga Project creates and holds space for Trans* people to live wholly and thrive loudly by dismantling barriers to… Read more

84: The Power of Pranayama with Mirabelle D’cunha

Pranayama is incredibly rich practice because breath is a powerful vehicle to explore our most intimate relationship, the one we have with ourselves. I’m really excited to introduce you to my friend Mirabelle, because studying and teaching the intricacies of pranayama is a great passion and expertise of hers! I was lucky enough to have… Read more

83: A Teacher Owned Co-Op with Shamina Rao + Elizabeth Barnett of The Connective

The Connective is a virtual movement studio that is cooperatively owned and powered by teachers. They provide a sustainable livelihood for yoga and movement professionals and raise industry standards for quality, diversity, anti-racism, and accessibility. They offer students an online space to explore movement, build community, and discover new potential.  I am so excited to… Read more

82: The 12 Routines That Saved Me Last Year

You don’t need me to tell you that The Year of Our Lord 2020 was (and this is the official designation, I’m pretty sure) A Hot Steaming Pile of Garbage. So much of what made last year difficult is unchanged at the moment and so I wanted to record an episode that is a little… Read more

81: Yoga In India + Yoga In The West with Arundhati Baitmangalkar

The differences between the way yoga is taught and practiced in India and the West are significant, and important for western yoga teachers to be aware of! Lucky for us, today on the podcast we have my friend Arundhati Baitmangalkar to break it down for us!  Arundhati (she/her) is an Indian immigrant yoga teacher, studio… Read more

80: An Evidence-Based Approach to Mindful Movement with Jenn Pilotti

The human body is a beautiful and complex system, and people who teach movement always have more to learn! When the scientific concepts of motor control, proprioception and the science of learning itself are integrated into the way we teach movement, they can have significant impacts on mental health, chronic pain and the processing of… Read more