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Kat Heagberg

Kat Heagberg is the editor of Yoga International, co-author of Yoga Where You Are: Customize Your Practice for Your Body and Your Life with Dianne Bondy (Shambhala, 2020), and co-editor of Embodied Resilience through Yoga: 30 Mindful Essays About Finding Empowerment After Addiction, Trauma, Grief, and Loss (Llewellyn, 2020). Kat has been teaching yoga since 2005, and though she initially trained in alignment-based styles of yoga (which continue to inform her practice and teaching), she likes teaching vinyasa flow best of all. In her editorial life, she writes about how to make challenging poses more accessible and the power of language in yoga culture. You can read her work and take her yoga classes and courses here on Yoga International. Follow her on Instagram at @katheagberglar

Kyle Rebar

Kyle Rebar is a filmmaker, video editor, musician, and senior videographer for Yoga International. Kyle hosts and co-hosts several podcasts including Yoga International’s Yoga Talk podcast. He’s been practicing yoga since 2012, has modeled for numerous YI articles and classes, and is featured in the upcoming book Yoga Where You Are by Dianne Bondy and Kat Heagberg. Kyle currently resides in Santa Monica, California where he enjoys making music, making pizza, and doing improv. He is currently learning how to surf.

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Section 1
  • Jillian Ferry is an awareness educator who provides trainings to universities and organizations across the globe, both in person and virtually. An expert in Interactive Mindfulness, Jillian is skilled in bringing theory into practice and mindfulness into the everyday. In this episode; we discuss the relationship between yoga, improv comedy, and mindfulness; saying "yes" to opportunities; and how to find authenticity in a difficult world.
  • Jamie Hanson is a trauma-informed yoga teacher, teacher trainer, and whole body resilience coach. She is also a facilitator, facilitator trainer, and sits on the board of the Embody Love Movement. In this episode, we discuss what white fragility is, why it's a very normal part of the journey to allyship for those of us with white body privilege, and how yoga can be a resource to help uncover the conditioning that we have from living in a culture of White Supremacy.
  • Dorian Christian Baucum is a singer-songwriter, actor, and registered community pharmacist. He is also a trained Reiki master and Kripalu bodyworker and a singer in the Music for Healing program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills. He works to create a kind of "medicine through music" that empowers people in body, mind, and soul. His essay titled "My Own Hero: Healing My Inner Black Gay Child" is featured in the book Embodied Resilience Through Yoga. In this episode, we discuss the power of telling your story with Dorian. Embodied Resilience Through Yoga https://www.amazon.com/Embodied-Resilience-through-Yoga-Empowerment/dp/0738762490/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1BXQX98V8LJR0&dchild=1&keywords=embodied+resilience+through+yoga&qid=1611777640&sprefix=embodied+resilienc%2Caps%2C250&sr=8-1...
Section 2
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kat and Kyle sit down with internationally acclaimed yoga educator and musician Rocky Heron to talk about what makes yoga "yoga."
  • Kat and Kyle talk with YI teacher and Tantra Flow Yoga founder Jeanne Heileman. Their lively conversation covers helpful tips for seasoned yoga teachers, new yoga teachers, and teachers in training!
  • In this episode, Kat & Jivana Heyman talk about their experiences writing books about yoga.
  • Kat, Kyle, and Justine discuss taking care of yourself during the pandemic, offer helpful tips for "getting the most out of" remote therapy sessions, and explore the relationship between yoga and pop culture.
  • In this episode, Kat and Kyle talk to Michelle Johnson about the importance of activism and meditation during the pandemic.
  • Kat and Kyle interview YI featured teacher Sarah Garden about how you can support your local small businesses during the pandemic and why those businesses matter.
  • Kat and Kyle interview YI featured teacher Colin Hall about social activism during the current pandemic.
  • Kat and Kyle interview Jill Miller about tools for regulating your nervous system, how to develop curiosity for science, and the complexities of parenting while running a business.
  • Kat and Kyle interview Jesal Parikh and Tejal Patel from the Yoga is Dead Podcast about personal responsibility, the importance of community during social distancing, and how we can support our yoga teachers right now.
  • Kat and Kyle interview YI featured teacher Rocky Heron about how to stay engaged with your practice, teaching, and art.
  • Kat and Kyle interview YI featured teacher Dianne Bondy about maintaining your practice, parenting, and some ways to give back to your community during these uncertain times.
  • Kat and Kyle interview YI featured teacher Trina Altman about the importance of "paying it forward" and helping out our friends and colleagues during quarantine.
  • What occurs in our tissues and our minds when we experience pain? What does it mean to really "listen to our bodies"? How do we effectively talk about pain in yoga? Doctor of physical therapy Shanté Cofield, aka the Movement Maestro, joins Kat and Kyle to answer these questions and more in this in-depth (yet totally approachable!) conversation on pain science.
  • Who says resistance bands can't be a yoga prop? Join Kat, Kyle, and Trina for the second part of their lively discussion on the value of taking an interdisciplinary approach to yoga. If you didn't catch the first half of this yoga talk, click here (because you definitely don't want to miss out!).
  • Kat and Kyle interview* Trina Altman about the value of taking an interdisciplinary approach to yoga by incorporating somatics, resistance bands (i.e., non-yoga props), Pilates, and more, into a practice. Trina is the founder of Yoga Deconstructed®, Pilates Deconstructed®, and the author of the upcoming book Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning from rehabilitation back into the yoga studio. *This is part one of a two-part interview.
  • Are you a yoga philosophy nerd? Kat and Kyle take a deep dive with religious studies professor Jonathan Dickstein, exploring his research on God or Isvara in yoga and more.
Section 3
  • Content warning: This is a conversation about sexual assault and its impact. Karen Rain joins Kat and Kyle to talk about how the yoga community can support survivors and more effectively address and prevent sexual violence. Resources mentioned in this podcast: Yoga Guru Pattabhi Jois Sexually Assaulted Me for Years I Don’t Need "I Believe You." I Need "I’ll Stand up for You. How to Respond to Sexual Abuse Within a Yoga or Spiritual Community Yoga Nidra Network IndoctriNation podcast by Rachel Bernstein, LMFT Daniel Shaw, LCSW Alexandra Stein, PhD Janja Lalich National Sexual Violence Resource Center...
  • Kat and Kyle talk with Yoga Service Council's Amina Naru and Carol Horton about yoga service and how altruistic teachers can be more effective.
  • What exactly is biomechanics? How does biomechanics relate to yoga? Kat and Kyle dig into the discussion with Yoga Biomechanics author Jules Mitchell
  • Kat and Kyle interview yoga therapist, author, and Yoga for Eating Disorders founder Jennifer Kreatsoulas.
  • Join Kat and Kyle as they chat with social justice advocate and yoga teacher Tobias Wiggins about the important topics of consent and gender in yoga. Tobias teaches at York University on topics related to sex, sexuality, gender, race and racism, dis/ability, and colonization. Talking points include: Some of the main ways that the topic of consent shows up in yoga spaces. Tobias' blog post: "Creating a Culture of Consent Through Yoga Practice" Feeling pressure to say "yes" to hands-on assists when you want to say "no." Creating a context where "no" is appreciated. Common ways yoga teachers reinforce...
  • Join Kat and Kyle as they chat with Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest about yoga and moderation and why we are so often drawn to extremes. Bryan also explains what "power yoga" truly means (and it may surprise you). Talking points include: What is the "power" part of Power Yoga about? Major misconceptions about health in the fitness world and how they can affect our yoga practice. Why extreme workouts are overrated and how gentleness leads to more sustainability. What Bryan means when he says, "We brought our crap into yoga and now we're turning yoga into crap." Being okay with who you are because...
  • Join Kat and Kyle as they chat with Yoga International contributor and founder of change.yoga, Kesse Hodge, about the problem of gendering yoga, yoga and atheism, and practicing when you live with chronic pain or illness. Talking points include: Common ways yoga teachers reinforce gender binaries and stereotypes. (And is there even a reason to gender our language in yoga classes?) The benefits and challenges of being an atheist yogi, and why it can be so hard to find a fully inclusive yoga community in general. Are we watering down yoga when we don't make it spiritual? Deconstructing the idea of...
  • Kat and Kyle chat with Buddha Body Yoga founder Michael Hayes about making yoga spaces welcoming for yogis in larger bodies, plus-sized props, what differentiates a Buddha Body class from your average yoga class, and more. Talking points include: What to expect from a Buddha Body Yoga class. Props that are useful (and not so useful) for people with larger bodies. Ways teachers can make their classes more accessible for yogis in larger bodies. Tips for people who'd like to try yoga but aren't comfortable going to a studio. The value of going beyond yoga and exploring other movement practices. What...
  • Kat and Kyle are joined by yoga teacher, religious studies and kinesiology professor, and fellow science-enthusiast Colin Hall to discuss the importance of evidence-based research, the problem with pseudoscience in the yoga world, and more. Talking points include: Looking at yoga through a religious-studies lens. The value of "pirate yoga." Where does the science come in? What does it have to do with a traditional, often mystical practice like yoga? The importance of teaching from an evidence-based perspective (and what we mean by "evidence-based"). How can yoga teachers articulate something that...
  • Kat and Kyle talk with special guest Beth Spindler about yoga therapy: they discuss what it is, what it's not, and learn the answers to common questions. Beth is the author of Yoga Therapy for Fear: Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus Nerve and Other Techniques and a frequent contributor to Yoga International. Talking Points Include: How yoga therapy differs from physical therapy and other disciplines such as occupational therapy and massage therapy. The process of becoming a yoga therapist. What a yoga therapist's scope of practice is. Why yoga therapy emphasizes lifestyle choices...
  • Kat and Kyle chat with Adore Your Body Telesummit founder and Forrest Yoga Guardian Erica Mather about developing body confidence, cultivating body positivity in yoga spaces, what to do if your (yoga) lineage conflicts with your values, and more. Talking points include the following: What is Forrest Yoga and what is a Forrest Yoga Guardian? Body positivity and body confidence. What happens when positivity seems out of reach? Where do you begin if you hate your body? What does body positivity mean in the context of a yoga class? Matthew Sanford is awesome. Addressing body confidence and feelings...
  • In the second part of this two-part series, Kat, Kyle, and Molly Birkholm delve into the role that men can play in women's empowerment. Learn more about the Women's Empowerment Initiative here. Send your comments, questions, and future show ideas to: YogaTalk@yogainternational.com Download mp3 (right click, select "Save link as") Original score for this podcast is by Austin Joy.
  • Kat and Kyle chat with Amber Karnes, the founder of Body Positive Yoga, about identifying wellness barriers and creating inclusive yoga spaces. Talking points include: What is Body Positive Yoga and what inspired Amber to create it? Representation matters: how the media transmits the message that most people don't belong in yoga spaces. How yoga teachers and studios can shift the perspective of what yoga is and who it's for. The fine line between inclusion and tokenism. What to avoid if you're a teacher and you want to make your yoga spaces more inclusive. Thoughts on hands-on assists and ways...
  • Kat and Kyle talk with Jivana Heyman, the founder of Accessible Yoga, about making yoga—particularly yoga philosophy—more accessible for all. Talking points include: A misconception that makes yoga philosophy seem inaccessible. Getting real (less academic, more relatable) about how we talk about yoga philosophy. Yoga philosophy teaches that we are more than the body. Yoga is for everyone. It's not just people who can do the physical practices. ...and more. Learn about Accessible Yoga here. Send your comments, questions, and future show ideas to: YogaTalk@yogainternational.com Download mp3 (right...
  • Kat and Kyle talk with Melanie Klein (co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition) and Dianne Bondy (founder of Yoga for All) about the new book Yoga Rising, the follow-up anthology to Yoga and Body Image. Melanie curated and edited this groundbreaking new book and Dianne wrote the foreword (and also graces the cover!). Talking points include: What Yoga Rising is all about. How the yoga and body image conversation has evolved over time and how Yoga Rising plays a part. Why Melanie chose to feature a diverse range of experiences in this book. Feelings that can arise when we're confronted with...
  • When the honeymoon period is over and we start to fall a little (or a lot) out of love with yoga, how can we rekindle the fire? If you find your practice or teaching is losing its luster, join Kat, Kyle, and Dianne Bondy for some practical advice and lighthearted inspiration. Talking points include: Yoga as a lifestyle vs the identity of being a "yogi" Getting real about yoga snobbery Ways to keep yoga fresh when things get boring Moving past perfectionism Realizing you can be you when you teach Embracing a variety of yoga styles and practices Pushing back against spiritual bypassing Getting out...
  • In part I of this two-part podcast, Kat and Kyle are joined by Molly Birkholm (you may remember her from episode 34 on yoga and trauma). In this episode, we discuss the new Women's Empowerment Initiative that Molly created with Yoga International, how women's empowerment relates to yoga, the importance of speaking up (and how to do it if, like us, you tend to avoid confrontation), yoga as service, and more. Stay tuned for part II, where we'll delve into the role that men can play in women's empowerment! Learn more about the Women's Empowerment Initiative here. Send your comments, questions, and...
  • Join Kat and Kyle as they chat with Anna Guest-Jelley, the founder of Curvy Yoga. Anna shares her story—what inspired her to begin teaching and, ultimately, to found Curvy Yoga. She also offers tips for creating a sustainable home practice, accepting your body, and more. Talking points include: Why your body is perfect for yoga Anna’s book, Curvy Yoga, and what it has to offer Accepting the changes in our body size that occur over time Tips for creating a sustainable (true-to-you) yoga practice Making space for what “is” rather than what should be Tips for learning how to listen to your body Shifting...
  • Kat and Kyle interview ayurvedic specialist Kathryn Templeton and Moka Origins co-founder Jeff Abella about all things chocolate and ayurveda. Break off a square of your favorite chocolate bar and join us! Talking points include: Why is there so much guilt around sugar? What’s the ayurvedic perspective? The six tastes: Why each one matters and the importance of striking a balance. Why moderation can be so difficult, and why extremes make us boring! The importance of subtle tastes. The importance of not feeling guilty about what we eat. The health benefits of chocolate: What are they and how much...
  • In this episode, Kat and Kyle catch up with Yoga and Body Image Coalition co-founder Melanie Klein. About Melanie: Melanie Klein, M.A., is a writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Moorpark College in Ventura County, CA. Her areas of interest and specialty include media literacy education, body image, and the intersectional analysis of systems of power and privilege. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body (Llewellyn, 2014) with Anna Guest-Jelley, a contributor in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and...
  • Kat and Kyle talk with founder of Warrior Wear (a yoga clothing company for men), Jered Seibert, about challenges and stereotypes that male practitioners can face, yoga clothing for men, addressing competition on the mat, body image, and much more! Jered's yoga story Advice for guys trying find a yoga class that works for them How to work with competitive feelings on the mat The relationship between yoga and body image The importance of self-confidence Does the lack of men's yoga clothing make yoga less accessible for men? What Jered considers when he designs yoga clothes for men The importance...
  • In part II Kat and Kyle interview YogaQuest teachers Vanessa, Kris, and Steve about their experiences in YogaQuest teacher training, community building, and numinous aspects of practice. YogaQuest is an organization that blends pop culture, fan fiction, and storytelling with yoga. Listen in and learn more about what it has to offer. Talking points include: What sets YogaQuest training apart from other teacher training programs. How these teachers got involved with YogaQuest. The pitfalls of pseudoscience in yoga. Body image concerns on the yoga mat. Finding a teacher training that works for you....
  • Kat and Kyle chat with YogaQuest founder Justini Yogini about the importance of community, language, why "geek wellness" matters, and much more! Talking points include: Justini's yoga story What is a YogaQuest class like? Geek wellness (what it is, why it's important) How YogaQuest uses language to build community The power of authenticity How YogaQuest makes their classes inclusive YogaQuest as a safe (and creative!) community The Power of narrative YogaQuest classes on Yoga International YogaQuest classes at yogaquest.org Send your comments, questions, and future show ideas to: YogaTalk@yogainternational.com...
Section 4
  • Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. Emily and Kat weigh in on the current yoga and body image conversation, plus an interview with Yoga and Body Image co-editor Melanie Klein. Shownotes In this episode we discuss: Yoga and Body Image, edited by Anna Guest-Jelley and Melanie Klein (who we interview in the podcast) The “Yoga Body Myth” (blog post from Danielle Prohom Olson) Body image consciousness built up by "yogier than thou" body shaming (We love Marianne Elliot’s "How Shame Found me on the Yoga Mat" essay from Yoga and Body Image) Carol Horton’s response to Yoga Journal's "Body Issue" ("encouraging,...
  • Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. Kat and Emily are joined by expert teacher Sandra Anderson answering questions submitted by YOU, our listeners! Topics include: Should yoga be our only form of exercise? What happens when we can no longer practice as intensely as we used to? Why is it so much more challenging to maintain a daily pranayama practice than a daily asana or meditation practice? Is it more beneficial to practice asana a shorter amount of time more often, or a longer amount of time once in awhile? How important is it for teachers to use (correct) Sanskrit in class? (Unfortunately, the...
  • Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. Kat and Kyle interview yoga photographer and all-around awesome human Robert Sturman at the Sedona Yoga Festival. You may think you don't know who Robert Sturman is, but really, probably you do. Turning Yoga Into Art by Tara Parker-Pope at the New York Times Yoga in Africa by Karen Barrow at the New York Times Robert Sturman on Yoga and Photography by Kathryn Ashworth Selected Portfolios Prison Yoga Yoga in the Streets of New York City Africa Yoga Project Polaroids from Around the World Impressions of Yoga Portfolio Robert's Leggings Collection for Bend Active...
  • Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. We interviewed the incredible Molly Birkholm at the Sedona Yoga Festival in Sedona, Arizona. Molly is the co-founder and Executive Director of Warriors at Ease, an organization that builds yoga and meditation programs in military communities. She partners with the Department of Defense on PTSD treatment and prevention programs. Molly is also the Director of Yoga Programming and Yoga Therapy for the Sivananda Yoga Retreat, the Director of Human Trafficking Relief for the Integrative Restoration Institute (iRest), and she has been extensively involved with yoga...
  • Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. Kat and Kyle talk about yoga, writing, philosophy, anatomy, motherhood, and more with Nancy Alder at the Sedona Yoga Festival. Nancy has been featured in, written for, and worked as an editor for magazines like Origin and Mantra. You may also know her as “The Flying Yogini” online. Talking points include: Nancy's yoga story The psoas! The eight limbs of yoga and how they relate to our daily lives Nancy's Eight Limb Life online course How being a mom informs her yoga practice How being a writer informs her yoga practice Advice for aspiring yoga writers and editors...
  • Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. In part one of this two-part podcast, Kat talks about yoga and social justice with Portland yoga teacher Sam Miller. Talking points include: Sam's yoga story Addressing personal privilege and thinking critically. Suggestions for how the yoga community can become more inclusive. The importance of safe spaces. Complexity of cultural appropriation. "Cultural Appropriation and Yoga" by Emma Dines at Queen Street Yoga. The importance of not oversimplifying yoga's history. The power of listening. Intent vs impact. Body image. Watch for part two of this podcast, where...
  • Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. Kat and Kyle discuss yoga, social justice, and body image with yoga teacher and activist Dianne Bondy. Dianne is a leading voice in the Yoga for All movement, founder of Yogasteya, a writer, teacher, and model for Yoga International. Her work has also been published in Yoga and Body Image and YES Yoga Has Curves. Learn more about Dianne at Diannebondyyoga.com. You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook. Talking points include: Dianne's story Using yoga as a tool for equality, equity, and social justice The Yoga for All movement Tips for how teachers can...
  • Kat and Kyle interview world-traveling, podcasting, Jivamukti yoga teacher Jessica Stickler. Talking points include: The evolution of yoga knowledge. Music in the yoga studio. Experimenting with music in your personal practice. What Jessica loves about Jivamukti. The value of a structured yoga practice. Exploring other styles of yoga. Hands-on assists. Anatomy geek-out. Jessica's asana tips. Jessica's upcoming projects. Find Jessica on the web at yogastickler.com Send your comments, questions, and future show ideas to: YogaTalk@yogainternational.com> Download mp3 (right click, select "Save link...
  • Kat and Kyle talk with Dr. John Douillard about wheat and answer common questions such as: Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Do elimination diets work? (and many more). Dr. John Douillard's story Why he feels elimination diets sometimes fall short History of the human diet Why Dr. Douillard wrote Eat Wheat Ancient wheat versus modern wheat Is gluten bad for you? Connections between digestion, the health of the lymphatic system, and diabetes Treating the symptoms versus the cause But wait...what is gluten anyway? The value of eating foods when they're in season If someone has a food sensitivity,...
  • Kat and Kyle discuss yoga, fitness, and body image with renowned yoga teacher and dance and fitness instructor Jennifer Galardi. To learn more about Jennifer, check out her blogs: livewhole.com and donetheblog.com. (And check out her contributions to Yoga International below!) Talking points include: Jennifer's yoga story Finding a teacher The importance of cross-training The differences between yoga and fitness Advice for fitness-phobic yogis How yoga is different every day Finding self-acceptance (body image, yoga, and fitness) Addressing insecurities Learning to Love My Body Yoga for Athletes...
  • Kat and Kyle talk to Kundalini Yoga teacher Sierra Hollister—a self-proclaimed "yoga universalist." Tune in as they discuss Kundalini Yoga, what it is and what it isn't. Talking points include: What it means to be a "yoga universalist" Sierra's yoga story What is Kundalini Yoga? Misconceptions about Kudalini Yoga Why Kundalini yogis often wear white Sierra's recommended Kundalini yoga resources Balancing practice and motherhood/daily life Yoga and running Using yoga to address trauma The Light a Path organization, and how it vets teachers Advice for teachers working with vulnerable populations...
  • Kat and Kyle talk with renowned teacher and founder of Yoga for All, Dianne Bondy, about the benefits and challenges of online yoga. How Dianne got started teaching yoga online Where you can find Dianne's classes Common practice questions Dianne receives How online yoga can create opportunities for diversity The dark side of the yoga internet Negative comments vs. constructive criticism The impact of language Tips for comment etiquette Dianne's recommended practice resources Teachers who have influenced Dianne (and why they have!) The importance of gender diversity in yoga The importance of making...
  • Kat and Kyle talk with the author of Autobiography of a Naked Yogi and the director at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa, Yogi Aaron, about body image, spirituality, making time for self-care, and more. Yogi Aaron's yoga story Body image challenges among male yogis The negative stories that we tell ourselves The myth that "Yoga isn't for _____" Feeling at home in our bodies The importance of self-care and daily exercise More about Autobiography of a Naked Yogi What Breaking My Leg in the Himalayas Taught Me about Faith Learn more about Yogi Aaron here. Send your comments, questions, and future show...
  • Kat and Kyle sit with yoga teacher Britt B. Steele at her yoga farm in Oregon to discuss living in balance, inclusive yoga, and weaving practice into daily life. Talking points include: Britt's yoga story How to use your practice to study yourself How to live in balance by using the five elements and aligning with nature "If you can breathe, you can do yoga." Bringing yoga into everything that you do The importance of observing your bedtime and morning habits, and daily habits in general Love and integration as yoga Life at the yoga farm The divine masculine and the divine feminine Learn more about...

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