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Dharma Drops is a little bit about yoga, a little bit about life, and a little bit about whatever. Dharma Drops is designed to offer digestible nugs of information, inspiration, and inquiry. I'm a little candid and, sometimes, foul-mouthed. And, often, I speak before I think. But like yoga, life (and this podcast) is a practice. Even when I'm at my worst, I'm doing the best I can. And I hope we can do our best together. Dharma Drops offers musings--not Truths--about life living as a modern-day yogi. On this podcast, we are dumping out the yoga Kool-Aid and seeking how we can be both a normal human and a yogi. And, sometimes, that means we don't talk about yoga at all--because it doesn't have to be all yoga all of the time. Giddy up, friends. Here we go.

Dharma Drops is a little bit about yoga, a little bit about life, and a little bit about whatever. Dharma Drops is designed to offer digestible nugs of information, inspiration, and inquiry. I'm a little candid and, sometimes, foul-mouthed. And, often, I speak before I think. But like yoga, life (and this podcast) is a practice. Even when I'm at my worst, I'm doing the best I can. And I hope we can do our best together. Dharma Drops offers musings--not Truths--about life living as a modern-day yogi. On this podcast, we are dumping out the yoga Kool-Aid and seeking how we can be both a normal human and a yogi. And, sometimes, that means we don't talk about yoga at all--because it doesn't have to be all yoga all of the time. Giddy up, friends. Here we go.
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Dharma Drops is a little bit about yoga, a little bit about life, and a little bit about whatever. Dharma Drops is designed to offer digestible nugs of information, inspiration, and inquiry. I'm a little candid and, sometimes, foul-mouthed. And, often, I speak before I think. But like yoga, life (and this podcast) is a practice. Even when I'm at my worst, I'm doing the best I can. And I hope we can do our best together. Dharma Drops offers musings--not Truths--about life living as a modern-day yogi. On this podcast, we are dumping out the yoga Kool-Aid and seeking how we can be both a normal human and a yogi. And, sometimes, that means we don't talk about yoga at all--because it doesn't have to be all yoga all of the time. Giddy up, friends. Here we go.

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English


Episodes

Swan Michelle on Sound Therapy + Energetic Hygiene

12/6/2019
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Listening is a diminishing art, but Swan Michelle shares how we can tune in and listen more carefully--to the vibrations surrounding us and within us. In this episode, Michelle and I chat about the importance and role of sound therapy in our lives. We touch on the science of sound's effect on the brain, the subtle body, the chakras, mantras, and beyond. This is a beautiful episode that teaches the importance of both listening and speaking with clarity and compassion. Join Michelle in...

Duration:01:12:43

Close to Om: A Conversation with Andrea Marcum

11/22/2019
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Yoga teacher and author Andrea Marcum joins the Dharma Drops conversation this week! In a down-to-earth conversation, Andrea sheds light on the inspiration and process behind writing her book Close to Om, a practical and philosophical guide to mindfulness in both your yoga practice and everyday life. Plus, along the way, we chat about teaching yoga, the creative process, travel, and more. Oh, and, of course, as two writers/bookworms, we pay homage to trendy reading glasses. 🤓 ⭐️ Save 20%...

Duration:00:59:59

Announcement! Get the Exclusive Gratitude Episode!

11/18/2019
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's the season of gratitude! Join the Dharma Drops community in the celebration and practice of gratitude with an exclusive episode of Dharma Drops Podcast. This episode is only available via email. So to get the episode and the other monthly freebies (yoga classes, meditations, exclusives podcast episodes, and more), just join the email list! It's free and easy! Click here to get on the email list: https://dharmadropspodcast.com/november. The Dharma...

Duration:00:03:11

Healing the Feminine: Breast Cancer, Tantra, + Yoga with CA Gresham

11/8/2019
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Diagnosed with breast cancer at just 30-years-old, CA Gresham has spent the last six months undergoing chemotherapy. In this episode, she shares her wisdom and experience of healing the feminine through spiritual practice, tantra, and yoga. Along the way we talk about kaula tantra yoga, womb healing, menopause, chemotherapy, prayer, and, of course, plenty more (like Below Deck and Dermot Kennedy, haha)! Ps. If you listen closely, you can hear my little French bulldog snoring. To learn...

Duration:01:09:36

The Professor + The Woo-Woo with Noelle Whittington

10/25/2019
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The real question is who is the professor and who is the woo-woo? My guest Noelle Whittington or me?! In this funny and lighthearted episode, Noelle and I are chatting about the yoga practice, mantra, bhakti yoga, teaching yoga, and beyond. Even though we are cracking up the whole time, the overarching message reminds us that the yoga practice requires study, devotion, discipline--and FUN! Along the way, we chat about our trips to India, surfing, Hocus Pocus, and ecstatic dance. And if you...

Duration:01:03:54

Hala Khouri on Trauma-Informed Yoga + Social Justice

10/11/2019
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Hala Khouri, yoga teacher and co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, joins the Dharma Drops conversation in this episode that touches on some of the most important points in current yoga discourse: trauma and social justice. How can yoga teachers make space for practitioners with trauma in the body and mind? How can yogis honor their needs in yoga classes as they process and heal trauma through yoga? And with all of this in mind, how can all of us bring trauma-informed practices--both in...

Duration:00:47:04

Ms. Holistic on Better Health + Wellbeing

9/27/2019
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We are jumping across the pond again! This time with Ms. Holistic (aka Simone Venner), a British-based, registered holistic nutritionist. In this episode, we cover a wide range of health-related topics including gut health, stress, + wellness in the workplace. Plus, we also talk about the government's responsibilities (British and American) within collective, community wellness. It wouldn't be a Dharma Drops episode without off-topic shenanigans though. Along the way, we chat about The Peep...

Duration:01:38:13

Anusara Yoga, Tantra, + Beauty with Sommer Sobin

9/13/2019
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In this episode, Sommer Sobin, owner of Thousand Petals Yoga, is sharing her profound insight about Anusara yoga, Tantra yoga, beauty, and more. We cover a wide array of topics, including John Friend and the Anusara "implosion," the pedagogy of Douglas Brooks, and the hope of a new generation. Most importantly, Sommer reminds us that all of life offers the experience to learn and grow. And we have the opportunity to see our entire lives as a beautiful reflection of the Self. Along...

Duration:01:24:02

Bhakti Yoga, Music, + Devotion with Johanna Beekman

9/6/2019
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It's a bonus episode of Dharma Drops Podcast! This time, I am chatting with bhakti yogi and kirtan artist Johanna Beekman. In this sweet conversation, Johanna shares her insight into yoga, bhakti yoga, kirtan, and more. But, most importantly, she reminds us that the whole experience of life brings us closer to the Truth--that we are one and love is the answer. Along the way, we talk about music, National Dog Day, kirtan, appropriation, gender, women's studies, and more. No stone goes...

Duration:01:06:37

Representation, Body Positivity, + Beyond with Jacquitta Boone

8/30/2019
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In this episode of Dharma Drops, I'm virtually hanging out with yoga teacher Jacquitta Boone, creator of This Curvi Yogi. Though we cover many topics, the heart of the episode rests in some of the most important conversations in the yoga community right now: representation and body positivity. Jacquitta is "a curvy girl, trying to change the perception of what a yogi looks like." And she reminds us that there is space for everyBODY in the yoga practice. Along the way, we talk about...

Duration:00:49:15

Wellness + The Mindset with Natalie Griffie

8/16/2019
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Wellness and empowerment coach Natalie Griffie is talking about the importance of the mindset in this episode of Dharma Drops Podcast. Not only does she share ways in which we can begin to identify and reshape thoughts that keep us from our potential, but she also explains how the mindset relates to our overall wellness and fitness. This episode reminds us that our thoughts shape our perspective of reality, so we need to get clear with what we think and why. And, most importantly, we can...

Duration:01:06:57

Yoga + Nursing: A Unique Perspective with Angela David

8/12/2019
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Angela David is back for her second episode of Dharma Drops Podcast. As a registered nurse and RYT-500 yoga teacher, she is sharing her insight about how healthcare and yoga are merging industries. Specifically, she is sharing how healthcare professionals can benefit from a yoga practice, and how yoga practitioners can benefit from a medical perspective. As a nurse, she uses yogic practices for patients, fellow medical professionals, and self. And as a yoga teacher, she incorporates...

Duration:01:09:22

5 Bold Ways to Amp Up Your Fitness Routine with Addie Jo Bannerman

8/2/2019
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In this episode, Addie Jo Bannerman, creator of Prana Pump, is sharing her 5 bold ways to amp up your fitness routine--even if you don't have one. These inspiring practices are for everyBODY. Whether you want to start, revive, or advance your exercise routine, you can be bold with your workout! Yogis, runners, weight lifters, dancers, and everybody else, this episode is for YOU! Along the way, we talk about yoga, Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Gumby, books, Trader Joe's, and more....

Duration:01:23:04

A Conversation with Annie Carpenter-Special Episode

7/24/2019
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Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, and I sat down for an impromptu chat after one her weekend workshop sessions! In this special episode of Dharma Drops podcast, Annie shares insight about the yoga teacher’s role, how dancing for Martha Graham informed her work as a yoga teacher, the importance of dharana (point of focus), and more. Plus, she shares a little history about how she became an active bird watcher. And even though I might be tired from a challenging weekend of yoga with...

Duration:00:35:41

Habits for Physical + Emotional Decluttering with Rebecca Mezzino

7/19/2019
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Clutter doesn't just fill our homes. Our homes, emotions, calendars, and lives are jam-packed. But it is Rebecca Mezzino's mission to assist others in decluttering their lives. And in this episode, she is sharing the top habits for an uncluttered life. Not only is she reminding us to clean out our closets, but she is also asking us to reconsider how we shop, what we buy, and how we fill our calendars. And, importantly, this conversation begs the questions why do we fill our lives with so...

Duration:01:48:43

Vaginas, Art, + Creativity with Gaby Merediz

7/5/2019
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In this week's episode, I'm hanging out with Gaby Merediz, creator of Make Your Perfect. Gaby believes that the answer to everything in life is to pay attention to your vagina--literally and metaphorically. In doing so, we (women + men) can experience the fullness of life. And most importantly, we can tap into the subtle senses and see every step of life as part of the creative process. Or, as she says, "When you let go of what everyone taught you to be and embrace your radical authenticity,...

Duration:01:35:00

Kids Yoga: Mini Me Yoga with Dr. Kate Bartram Brown

6/21/2019
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Kids yoga is emerging in schools, daycares, and beyond. But Dr. Kate Bartram Brown, founder of Mini Me Yoga, is taking it to the next level. Kate started her children's yoga program during civil unrest in the Middle East. And now her program is taught in 32 countries and has won prestigious awards in the United Kingdom. Listen to learn how a daily yoga practice for kids is healthy for not just the children, but also for parents, teachers, and other caretakers. Of course, along the way, we...

Duration:01:09:05

Special Episode! Arm Balances are for EveryBODY!

6/11/2019
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You don't have to be an advanced yogi to do arm balances. In fact, you don't even have to do arm balances at all. In this special episode of Dharma Drops Podcast, I'm talking about one of the more sensitive topics in my own practice--arm balances. Even after all of these years practicing and teaching, I still struggle with them. And that's okay! This episode underscores the notion that it doesn't matter if you can do arm balances in your yoga practice. But what can you learn from trying? To...

Duration:00:30:31

The Magic of Letting Go with Jackie DeConti

6/7/2019
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The act of letting go is HARD! But when we do it, magical outcomes can emerge. And that's what Jackie DeConti and I are talking about in this episode of Dharma Drops--the process of letting go, the importance of sitting in the stillness, and, waiting for the magic to happen. And how do we do this? Through yoga, of course! Along the way, we cover the everlasting topic of Game of Thrones, my adventures of seasickness on the way to the Bahamas, moonflowers, Pixie Lighthorse books, sacred...

Duration:01:05:40

Taming the Inner Mean Girl with Keegan White

5/24/2019
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Mean Girls the movie might be "fetch." But the inner mean girl voice isn't. In this episode, I'm virtually hanging out with coach and speaker Keegan White. And she is teaching us how to tame the inner critic--or the inner mean girl. In turn, she reminds us that we are not our thoughts. By kicking the inner mean girl to the curb, we can build resilience, improve our health, and empower ourselves to live our best lives. Plus, Keegan is offering a free guided meditation for all Dharma Drops...

Duration:00:57:57