73: Where Do We Go From Here? with Jules Mitchell + Arundhati Baitmangalkar

It is now September of this unprecedented year, and there is so much that is unknown about our future and our world. When I asked my friends Jules Mitchell and Arundhati Baitmangalkar to join me for this conversation about what happens next, particularly in the yoga world, they both cautioned me that they didn’t really have many answers to my questions. “That’s okay!” I said. “It’s not important to give people sure and concrete answers, those don’t really exist in the best of times anyway. It’s just important to have conversations about what comes next out in public!”

So I’m very excited to bring you the third episode in the Where Do We Go From Here? series here on The Mentor Sessions. In this episode you’ll hear Jules, Aru and I get really honest about what these last six months have been like for us, and our best guess about what our work might look like a year from now. 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • a honest conversation about the joys and challenges of teaching online
  • how the events of this year might change the yoga world permanently
  • what our work might look like a year from now
  • what makes us feel hopeful about the future
  • some suggestions for yoga teachers and studio owners as we continue to move through this challenging season

Arundhati Baitmangalkar (she/her)  is an Indian immigrant yoga teacher, studio business owner, podcaster and Bollywood choreographer. Based in Seattle, Arundhati has been teaching for 14 years, owns 2 studios businesses. Named as one of the top 20 POC yoga teachers to watch out for by Yogawalla in 2020…Arundhati focuses on merging the eastern and western worlds of yoga authentically through her teacher trainings, her weekly ‘Let’s Talk Yoga’ podcast and other offerings. Her mission is to empower other yoga teachers like her to not only live their yoga but also thrive by building a successful career around it.

Jules Mitchell (she/her) MS, CMT, RYT is a Las Vegas based yoga teacher, educator and massage therapist. She blends the tradition of yoga with her extensive study in biomechanics to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. She regularly contributes to yoga teacher training programs and leads workshops worldwide, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. Bringing the most useful and applicable pieces of that science into the yoga community is her passion, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition. Her book, Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, is now available through Handspring Publishing.

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2 Responses to “73: Where Do We Go From Here? with Jules Mitchell + Arundhati Baitmangalkar”

  1. Anita Garrett

    Loved the podcast, but I would like to recommend interviewing a studio owner from an area where studios have restarted operations. I think it would offer some insight to your listeners. In Tennessee studios have been open with various restrictions since May or June.

    • Francesca Cervero

      Thanks for the recommendation and feedback Anita! I didn’t get a chance to interview a studio owner in a place that was open for this round of the series, but I am sure there will be more to come in the future!


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