”Brave Conversations” is a podcast about yoga and society as told through the voices of yoga teachers, scholars, and life-long students meeting at the intersection of wokeness, wellness, and the world.
Each episode, a variety of guests meet to have crucial conversations about complex topics such as identity, intersectionality, equity, and social justice. It’s designed to engage listeners and educate them to think critically about all the perspectives presented in order to activate and apply a boldly informed yoga in the world.
Janessa Mondestin is the founder of Soulthentic School of Yoga, a certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT), an experience Yoga Teacher (e-RYT500), an iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher and Director of People and Culture for Yoga International. She is the creator and curator of Brave Conversations podcast, a teacher’s teacher, and continuing education provider. Formerly a professor of Yoga for Stevens Institute of Technology teaching self-care through meditation and movement to staff and students, Janessa adapts her offerings for the audience to help integrate the benefit of the practices. Janessa devotes her time to being a lifelong student to the practices of spirituality, resilience and wellness while sharing her knowledge by teaching workshops, trainings, and coaching intensives. You can learn more about her at JanessaMondestin.com.
Episode 1: Powerful Things Happen When Indigenous People Come Together
Episode 2: “Making A Way Out of No Way”: Black Men Occupying Space and Mastering Humanity
Episode 3: Joy, through the power of an exhale
Episode 4: Longing for Belonging from a LatinX Lens
Episode 5: Living a Multi-Hyphenated Reality
Episode 6: Because I Matter
Episode 7: The Way I move Through the World
Episode 8: Celebrating Fat Liberation
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