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Yoga, wellness, & healthy living for real people. Minimal hippie weirdness and zero pseudo "inspiration." Support this podcast:

Yoga, wellness, & healthy living for real people. Minimal hippie weirdness and zero pseudo "inspiration." Support this podcast:


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Yoga, wellness, & healthy living for real people. Minimal hippie weirdness and zero pseudo "inspiration." Support this podcast:




Jessamyn Stanley: Mixing Ego, Business, & Yoga

Jessamyn Stanley is our guest today! Fun fact: this is the first episode I recorded as a MOM. That fact is totally irrelevant to today's episode, but still a fun little side track. If you're new around here, I just had a baby 6 weeks ago & his name is Theo... my husband ended up taking him out for a walk while I had this interview which is also the first time I do an official "work" thing since his birth. Time flies, I'm telling you... Speaking of getting back to work, what an easy, warm...


How to Live Forever (or at least longer) with Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on the podcast today! And it's true that he practically needs no introduction, but I'll go ahead and introduce him anyway ;) I'm very excited to share this interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Yep, if that name sounds familiar, that's because you definitely know him. Dr. Gupta is the multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. He's a practicing neurosurgeon & is a staple on CNN to report on health and medical news for all of their shows domestically and...


The Angry Therapist: Building Your Life Purpose & Relationship Real Talk

The Angry Therapist, also known as John Kim, is today's guest and is basically to therapy who I am to yoga. For some context, John is a licensed therapist, published author, speaker, and life coach. But he started a blog called The Angry Therapist as a place to be himself without a filter while he was going through a divorce. It turned into something people really resonated with because typically people don't see therapists as real people with real feelings. He didn't want to be that guy....


Liesel Teen: How to Birth It Up Like a Total BOSS

Liesel Teen, also known as @mommy.labornurse, is today's guest. She's a labor & delivery nurse turned blogger. I started following her a couple months ago for her super fun facts about birth & pregnancy. I LOVED her stuff on Instagram & later learned she had this course called Birth It Up which preps you for a natural delivery in a hospital. This was my intention going into birth, so I got the course (which is INSANELY affordable, BTW), LOVED it, & knew I had to have her on the podcast. I...


How to Get Unstuck & Show Up As Your True Self w/Jator Pierre

Today's episode is one I thought I'd literally never do. I'm interviewing a life coach. I know, I know. Eye roll, right? But here's my thought process: as I was looking for interesting people to talk to, I came across this guy named Jator Pierre who was actually recommended to me from JP Sears. So already that's one level of skepticism removed. Anyway, back to my thought process... lately I've been thinking that maybe *some* of the things I roll my eyes at are actually some of the things I...


Sound Baths: A Better Way to Meditate with Sara Auster

I am loving today's episode because it's actually a little interactive. The very best kind of episodes are, in my opinion :) Have you ever heard of sound baths? If not, don't worry-- I'm gonna play you a little sample by my incredibly talented guest, Sara Auster. She's a sound therapist & meditation teacher. Using a holistic approach to well-being with the transformative power of music and sound, her carefully crafted experiences allow sound to be used as a tool to access meditative states,...


Practical Numerology with Felicia Bender

Today's episode is a little controversial, apparently! I didn't intend for it to be when I invited our guest, but when I asked the community for your questions for her, that's when I realized this was a touchy subject. Today I have Felicia Bender to talk about her style of numerology which she calls Practical Numerology. I got tons of questions but a fair amount of pushback from people saying this is BS or it's evil or it conflicts with Christianity-- all kinds of stuff. Personally, I found...


Am I "Normal"? & Other Questions with Sex Educator Emily Nagoski

I'm SO thrilled to be sharing this chat with Emily Nagoski. She has her Ph.D. in health Behavior, is a masterful Sex Educator, gifted speaker, and award winning author. She wrote the New York Times Best Seller "Come As You Are: Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life". If you haven't read it, you MUST. Today we're chatting about... - The one concept everyone should know that will transform how we think about consent & what our bodies "want" - The dual control model of sexual...


How to Silence Your Inner Critic

How to Silence Your Inner Critic should be the title of a mandatory class in high school, college, and your first job orientation. We ALL struggle with keeping our inner critic in check, but not many people talk about it in the real world. You don't have to just "deal with it." Adrien and I are going to share... - our own biggest struggles with our inner critics - how we manage them - how to recognize a good push vs harmful criticism - the best creative ways to silence them Enjoy! *** For...


Stop Disease Before It Starts: A Gut Health Masterclass

This episode is unique. And it’s dense– in a good way. In the best way, actually. Today I’m talking with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, a gastroenterologist and gut health expert. When it comes to gut health, “Dr. B” is my go to source and after this, he’ll be yours too. His Instagram account @theguthealthmd is filled with tips, research, & even recipes. Everything is science based, it’s free, it’s fun, and dare I say, it’s digestible 😉 But the best part about this guy is that he’s an actual doctor...


Are Skinny White Girls Appropriating Body Positivity?

Body Positivity is such a loaded topic! I've been putting off recording this episode for a few weeks now because I really didn't know how to approach it. I figured the best way to approach this is to be sincere and explore perspectives besides just my own in the conversation, so that's exactly what we'll do. I'll talk a little about... - My own experience with body image & "positivity" - My personal interpretation of what the body positivity movement stands for - The Instagram interaction...


Kick*ss Advice for People Who Hate Their Day Job w/Adrien Edwards

Adrien (also my husband) is here to drop some serious wisdom for any of you who hate your day job and want to do something else. I've also been the person who hated their job before so I definitely understand how depressing it is to feel trapped doing something you despise. Adrien's here for some real talk about... - How to decide when to make the jump - How to deal with the fear of failure - Does he ever get jealous of me being in the limelight - Whether there's room in the yoga industry...


How to Meal Prep Like A Boss w/Jess Dang (& How She Built A Biz Doing It)

Today's podcast guest is a friend and fellow entrepreneur, Jess Dang, founder of Cook Smarts! Cook Smarts gives you weekly meal plans, cooking guides and infographics and online cooking lessons, all designed to help anyone build a strong cooking foundation. Basically, it's a life saver for anyone who feels like meal prep and weekly menu planning is a GIANT pain in the ass. This episode is one part entrepreneurial inspiration, one part map for meal prep success, & a dash of how to maintain...


28 Questions I've Never Been Asked w/Erin Motz (Husband Interviewed Me!)

We had an idea to do an episode where Adrien (my husband & co-founder of Bad Yogi) interviews me as a "guest." This was exceptionally hilarious and fun because as the person who knows me netter than anyone, his questions were GOOD. He didn't ask anything obvious, didn't give me any softball questions, and made me reveal a few embarrassing facts about myself that I didn't intend to, lol. In this episode we talk about... - The biggest mistake I've made with Bad Yogi - Advice for people wanting...


How to Start Over: The Art of Reinvention with Matt Sydal

I have a super inspiring story to share with you today from an unlikely source. I mean, it's not unlikely if you ask me, because I know this person, BUT it might seem straight outta left field for the rest of you. Matt is an American pro-wrestler, futurist, and bad yogi. YES, he totally has "bad yogi" in his bio! I did not throw that in there myself! He's a professional wrestler and also the Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion. He spent years in the WWE, traveling the world in total...


Should you try the next medical marijuana? with Amber Sears

Amber Sears (formerly Zuckswert-- she just got married!) is somewhat of an expert in plant medicine, but especially ayahuasca. Some people are calling this the next medical marijuana, so it's definitely something you want to know about! We're talking about everything you didn't know about psychedelics, especially ayahuasca. From what it is, what it does, how you do it, to challenging my OWN bias against it, we're leaving no stone uncovered. We also get pretty deep and chat about the spirit...


3-Hour Sex Dates & Vaginal Weight Lifting with Kim Anami

Kim Anami is a sex & relationship coach. She's always been highly attuned to her own sexual energy + spiritual curiosity. From a young age, she experienced the power of sex to awaken, transform + accelerate her own journey of self-actualization. I spoke with Kim about... - Her viral campaign on Instagram which you definitely need to check out: #thingsiliftwithmyvagina ... yes, seriously. - We talk about why kegals are wrong and how, exactly, you can actually LIFT WEIGHT with your vagina -...


Secrets to Authentic Success with JP Sears

JP Sears is one of those people you hope is as awesome, hilarious, and authentic in real life as he is in his online persona. Well, he's not. He's much, much cooler, if that's even possible. We talk about every aspect of finding authentic success in today's episode, including... - How to pursue your passions when you still need to make money. Sure, it's not "all about the money" but you still don't want to be homeless! - Times in both our careers where we sacrificed the purity of our work...


Season 2 Teaser!

Who's excited for Season 2?! After a brief intermission, a bunch of interviews, and asking what you wanted to hear more about, we have an insanely fun Season 2 coming up soon. Here's a little peak at what to look forward to. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:


Yoga & Business: What I wish I knew when I started

The Frenchman (aka Adrien aka my husband & business partner) is back! We're doing a 2 part series on business, entrepreneurship & yoga, and this is the second installment. We're talking about some of the structural details of our business, how to pitch someone AND get a response, and what I wish I knew when I started... Enjoy! For more from Bad Yogi, head to and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast & give us a 5-star rating if you love it! --- Support this podcast:...