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Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

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United States

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Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mind Your Breathing with Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian

2/22/2021
Pranayama is the yogic art of breathing. Ancient yogis knew the power & potential of our breath. They gifted us this wisdom through the practice of pranayama. But in the modern asana dominant world we sometimes don't think of pranayama beyond inhales, exhales & ujjayi breathing. But it is SO much more... My guest today is Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian, a researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina studying cancer biology, and Yoga. His research provides evidence for how Pranayama...

Duration:00:45:27

COVID-19 & What We Can Do as Yoga Teachers (Respiratory health & immunity focus)

2/15/2021
As yoga teachers, we have access to amazing tools in yoga to help in this fight against COVID19. There's so much we can offer our students and ourselves in terms of respiratory health well-being & immunity boosting. Doing a special solo episode sharing some of my best advice for this pandemic that seems neverending. Whether you teach or do yoga, today we’re talking about practical tips to improve or restore respiratory health. Episode highlights... Join our mailing list:...

Duration:00:38:05

What is Zero Waste Living & How is it Yoga with Stephanie Lentz

2/8/2021
Exploring the connection between zero waste living & yoga on the podcast today! Like many of you, I’m big on being a conscious consumer, reducing my carbon footprint, living a low waste lifestyle & most importantly, living my yoga in areas of my life off the yoga mat… For me, there’s no point in doing all the yoga if you can’t take it with you - into different areas of your life every day. And to be honest, I’m not perfect at doing this. But it’s a start. I hope today’s conversation gives...

Duration:00:59:04

Unpacking What Yoga Philosophy Means in its Truest Sense with Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

2/1/2021
I’m delighted to share my podcast guest today. Dr. Shyam Ranganathan is a field-changing researcher, scholar, author, and teacher of philosophy, and an expert in the neglected traditions of Indian moral philosophy, including Yoga. He’s also a trained scholar, researcher of philosophy, and an author, editor, and translator of over 50 peer-reviewed, scholarly works. If you’re a yoga teacher trying to get a grasp over what is yoga philosophy, hit play now. Here are some of the highlights of...

Duration:00:48:44

Why Content is Your Superpower with Andrea Ferretti

1/24/2021
My guest today needs no introduction. Andrea Ferretti & her podcast, Yogaland are beloved names in the yoga industry. Standing at 4 million downloads Andrea is the queen of content creation in the industry. Recently, she launched her own content creation course to help yoga teachers understand and navigate the world of content creation. In our conversation today, Andrea shares her insight on the nitty-gritty of what it means to develop content. Free content versus paid content, where to get...

Duration:00:53:36

Unleashing the Power & Potential of Restorative Yoga with Adelene Cheong

1/17/2021
Restorative yoga is a hidden gem of modern yoga Adelene Cheong, a London-based senior yoga teacher who specializes in restorative yoga. When I met Adelene in a recent training I instantly knew that I wanted to have her chat with you about all things restorative yoga as she's steeped in it from years of experience. This conversation weaves through many layers of restorative yoga. Bringing you clarity & a deep understanding of the impact of the practice. We cover a wide range of questions in...

Duration:00:58:49

Is Meditation the Answer for Everything? With Anusha Wijeyakumar

1/12/2021
In this episode, I talk to Anusha Wijeyakumar, the founder of Shanti Within Wellness. Anusha Wijeyakumar is an author and a motivational speaker with areas of expertise in the science of mindfulness and meditation. Anusha is among the few South Asian women in the yoga industry making a real difference with her work every day. Meditation is a big part of her life and she just launched her first book this January. We chat about meditation, the benefits, the impact, the "best" kind of...

Duration:00:51:05

What Your Dosha Says About Your Gut Health with Dr. Ram Tamang

1/5/2021
What Ayurveda has to say about your GUT-HEALTH? One of my intentions in 2021 is to take better care of my digestive health. Like so many of you, when it comes to living holistically, I first turn to Yoga & Ayurveda for answers. In this episode, I chat with Dr. Ram Tamang, an Ayurvedic doctor (& also my doctor) with 20 years of experience. Born & raised in the hills of Nepal & now practicing Ayurvedic medicine in Orange County. Dr. Ram helps us understand what are doshas are. How to find...

Duration:00:48:05

A Year End Message from Me to You

12/29/2020
As we wrap up the year, I’d like to thank you for tuning into the show, leaving reviews, and for all the kind words! I'm also grateful to all the amazing guests that we had on the show. It's amazing how much Let's Talk Yoga has grown over a short period of time! Wish you a joyful, safe, peaceful holiday season to all of our listeners and we're looking forward to more exciting shows with exciting guests in the year ahead!

Duration:00:02:36

Body Positive Yoga and Setting a Shame Free New Year’s Resolution with Amber Karnes

12/22/2020
Can fat people do yoga? Oftentimes, larger-body people experience hostility in fitness environments. Amber Karnes certainly remembers how nervous she was when she first joined a yoga class. Nevertheless, her body figure and all the constant negative self-talk didn’t stop her and eventually, she got hooked on practicing yoga. She originally started to practice yoga in an effort to change her body but later realized that yoga taught her how to be in her body instead. Now, Amber teaches yoga...

Duration:00:50:27

BONUS_ My story on Yogaland

12/14/2020
Since some of our listeners have been curious about my yoga journey, I thought that this would be the perfect time to drop a bonus episode. I’m sharing with you an interview that I did with Andrea Ferretti of Yogaland Podcast earlier this summer. Andrea Ferretti is the well-known host of the long-running Yogaland podcast & wife of Jason Crandell, an internationally renowned yoga teacher who was my guest for Episode 4 of the Let’s Talk Yoga Podcast. In this chat we go into my story as well...

Duration:00:43:56

All things OM, Origins of Sanskrit and the Role of Mantras in Yoga with Sunita Baste Patil

12/8/2020
When I thought about the perfect guest to talk about OM, Sanskrit language, as well as mantra and meditation, I thought of Sunita Baste Patil. She shares her vast knowledge & experience in today's podcast. If you've ever wondered about the origins of OM, the meaning, the significance, the pronunciation - you'll discover those answers in today's conversation. We also chat about the Sanskrit language, the mispronunciations as well as the significance of Sanskrit in yoga. We also chat about...

Duration:00:47:04

Everyday Ayurvedic Self-Care Rituals You Didn’t Know About with Indu Arora

12/1/2020
Indu Arora is back on the podcast again! This time we geek out about all things self-care from the rich & deep wisdom of Ayurveda. Indu just released her 3rd book, SOMA 100 heritage recipes for self-care. This conversation is woven around self-care rituals detailed in her latest e-book. If you've been looking to go beyond trendy self-care & invest your limited time, energy, & money into really wholesome, simple & effective self-care. This episode is for you. Indu shares recipes & rituals...

Duration:01:04:02

Can yoga history be fun? A conversation with Colin Hall

11/24/2020
Usually, when we think of history, we think of it as boring. But as I was looking for someone to help weave the journey of yoga in North America, I stumbled upon Colin Hall’s show called the Yoga History Podcast that was made in collaboration with Yoga International. It really surprised me as Colin has this amazing sense of humor while providing great information about yoga history so I decided to have him on the show. Join our fun conversation as we trace the journey of yoga in North...

Duration:00:53:36

A New Approach & Updated Guidelines for Online Yoga Teacher Trainings by Yoga Alliance -an interview with Dr. Christa Kuberry

11/17/2020
Yoga Alliance, whether you love them or despise them, this episode will shed light on how they’ve evolved into a progressive, community-driven platform in the past 2 years. I chatted with Dr. Christa Kuberry, the VP of Yoga Alliance Standards, about the new, revised guidelines for 2021 for studios & teacher trainings. What happens after 2021, as well as the new direction Yoga Alliance, is undertaking as an organization. We chat about the cultural appropriation of yoga & whether there are...

Duration:00:41:27

Questions I've been asked about poses over the past decade

11/10/2020
I’m back with a solo episode answering the most commonly asked asana questions over the past (almost) a decade of teaching yoga. While most of you know me through my guest interviews, I actually teach a lot of asana at my yoga studio. It’s not every day that you see an Indian immigrant yoga teacher talking about the physical practice of yoga, is it? Somehow that’s often been left to my white counterparts…many of whom are brilliant at what they do. But I did this episode as I know there are...

Duration:00:44:21

Do props have a purpose with Zain Syed

11/3/2020
We’re exploring the purpose of props in today’s episode with international yoga teacher, Zain Syed. Zain’s videos on social media have inspired many around the world to explore creative and fun ways to practice yoga poses. With many years of training from senior Iyengar Yoga teachers, as well as studying and learning from his mentor and dear friend, Carrie Owerko, he brings a dynamic blend of power, precision and play into his practice and teaching. Before the pandemic Zain was a traveling...

Duration:00:45:27

True Yoga is Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman

10/27/2020
My guest today is the face of the Accessible yoga movement. Jivana Heyman, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. He’s the co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training School, and the author of the book, Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body (Shambhala Publications), and the upcoming book, Rainbow Mind. Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities and out...

Duration:00:43:10

The Pelvis is Everything with Judith Hanson Lasater

10/13/2020
My guest today has been teaching yoga for almost 50 years. Let that sink in - 50 years. Judith Hanson Lasater is a teacher's teacher, an author, and a world-renowned yoga teacher highly respected for her experience in the yoga world. She has authored many yoga books - her latest one being "Yoga Myths" that just came out several weeks ago. In this book, she talks about some of the common myths when it comes to alignment, movement & things yoga teachers say. A great read for any long time yoga...

Duration:00:54:29

The Science of a Private Lesson with Francesca Cervero

10/6/2020
My guest this week wears many hats. She's a yoga teacher, podcaster, teacher trainer, mentor, and more. Francesca Cervero & I discuss how during this unprecedented time for the world & yoga studios, yoga teachers need to understand the potential of getting private clients to stick. As yoga studios are closing every week across the globe. In the years ahead, there will be lesser opportunities to get employed as new yoga teachers & make it progressively harder. That's why this conversation...

Duration:00:49:57