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Spiritual Graffiti with MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini (Episode 23)

9/9/2017
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In this episode, Jenny and Mike sit down with MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini to discuss MC Yogi's newly released book "Spiritual Graffiti" and Amanda's 10,000 Buddhas art initiative (see below for links to both). The group discusses MC Yogi's writing process and what it was like to revisit the past when writing about his life. We talk about some of the topics that stirred difficult memories, including the loss of the couple's dog. The conversation progresses to cover Amanda's achievement of...

Duration:00:53:25

Sacred Chant with Adam Bauer (Episode 22)

9/9/2017
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In this episode, Mike & Jenny speak with kirtan artist Adam Bauer about the origins of his spiritual practices, which led him to a life of renunciation at an early age. The conversation provides a primer on using mantra as a spiritual practice and some of the challenges that can arise when turning inwards. Adam also discusses the many years he spent playing bass for sacred chant pioneer Krishna Das and Bhakti Yoga legend Shyamdas. In the latter half of the podcast, we discuss how Adam...

Duration:01:30:08

Bhakti Fest Preview (Episode 21)

8/31/2017
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Mike and Jenny preview the upcoming Bhakti Fest yoga festival. They discuss their past experiences attending workshops; classes; and musical performances at the festival and the events they are looking forward to attending this year. For more information on the festival and event schedule, visit www.bhaktifest.com. Blog Post: https://www.yogafrequency.com/blog/bhakti-fest-2017 Enjoyed the talk? Help spread the hi-vibe yoga frequency: iTunes for TYF Namaste, Mike and Jenny

Duration:01:07:04

Team Vegan with Michelle May (Episode 20)

8/20/2017
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Mike sits down with Michelle May, founder of Seva Foods and Beinji's Canine Cuisine, to discuss veganism. The discussion covers popular reasons this dietary trend is on the rise and common pitfalls people encounter making the transition to a diet free of animal products. The conversation also includes an examination of the common criticisms of a vegan diet including vitamin deficiencies and caloric efficiency. The episode concludes with discussion about reasons for potentially transitioning...

Duration:00:40:37

The Problem with Modern Yoga - Mike (Episode 19)

8/6/2017
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This episode begins with an update on the podcast and a new series of class offerings and progresses to anecdotes about the different forms of yoga being taught in the West and the pros and cons of teacher trainings. Mike also discusses common criticisms of modern yoga that he has heard over the years and offers a few rebuttals. In the conclusion, Mike talks about injuries and his own experience recovering from a surgery brought about by overtraining along with the challenges he faced on the...

Duration:01:31:43

Shining Your Unique Light with MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini (Episode 18)

12/31/2016
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On a recent trip to Belize, Jenny and Mike had a chance to sit down with MC Yogi and his wife Amanda to pick their brains on MC Yogi's music and a range of yoga-related topics. We discuss MC Yogi's early exposure to hip hop music and perspectives on individuality. The interview also includes discussion about the positive influence of yoga in the couple's lives; their experience practicing with power yoga pioneer Larry Schultz; dealing with physical injuries; and staying the course with your...

Duration:01:05:59

Breaking Out of the Matrix with Hayden Gerson (Episode 17)

11/22/2016
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Hayden Gerson is an entrepreneur, solar energy evangelist, motorcycle racer, and yogi, among other things. In this episode, Mike and Jenny talk with Hayden about how to work through fear and step into a more rewarding and passionate life. Hayden shares his views on personal limitations, the importance of failure, inspiration, and success. The discussion also covers how yoga fits into these topics and contemplates how best to learn and integrate aspects of the practice into one’s journey. We...

Duration:01:41:34

Grassroots Activism with Belsay Gonzalez (Episode 16)

10/25/2016
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In the midst of a dire economic crisis, the citizens of Venezuela are enduring rampant shortages of food and basic goods. Because Venezuela imports a majority of these staple goods from other countries, hyperinflation has set in as its currency, the bolivar, has collapsed. Prices have risen so much that paying in physical currency has become arduous. At best, citizens face long waits and empty shelves at the supermarket. At worst, looting and theft rule the day. The worst aspect of the...

Duration:01:06:11

Building Communication with Loved Ones - Mike and Jenny (Episode 15)

10/20/2016
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In this episode, Mike and Jenny discuss their experience going through couple’s therapy to protect and support their relationship. They discuss their initial reservations about surrendering to the therapeutic process and what ultimately swayed them to jump in with both feet. The conversation then turns towards the pros and cons of working through their personal issues as a team and a description of the tools they are using to build solid communication with each other. This is a great episode...

Duration:01:10:05

How Yoga Works - Mike (Episode 14)

10/9/2016
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In this episode, Mike talks about how yoga has worked in his life through a process known as svadhyaya, or self-study. Mike shares several stories of how the seeds of yoga actually took root and branched out into other aspects of his life. The discussion also provides a description of the Ashtanga and Bikram methods of yoga and how certain aspects of the eight limbs of yoga are conveyed in each system. This episode is great for those looking to learn a little bit more about Mike and be...

Duration:00:58:50

Walking Your Path with Ashton Szabo (Episode 13)

10/3/2016
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Ashton Szabo is a yoga teacher, educator, story teller, martial artist, and full blown anatomy geek. He currently hosts The Sivana Podcast: Eastern Spirituality, Yoga Philosophy, and Conscious Living. Ashton has been studying and practicing yoga for more than twenty years, having first been introduced to the practice when he was twelve years old by his Japanese Ju Jitsu Sensei, Steve Copping. His martial arts training began even earlier, at the ripe young age of five. Ashton's natural...

Duration:01:06:37

Awaken Your Inner Artist with Donna De Lory (Episode 12)

9/26/2016
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ABOUT DONNA With a string of best-selling and much-loved albums—including Bliss (2000), In the Glow (2003), The Lover and The Beloved (2004), Sky is Open (2006), Sanctuary (2008),Remixes (2010), The Unchanging (2013), and Universal Light: Remixes from The Unchanging + Bonus Tracks (2015) —Donna De Lory has become one of the reigning queens of world devotional music. Before dedicating her life to singing sacred mantras and lyrics of spiritual aspiration, De Lory traveled the globe for 20...

Duration:00:59:00

Modern Yoga Wisdom with Jeffrey Armstrong (Episode 11)

9/18/2016
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Are you overwhelmed with the volume of yoga philosophy texts and not sure where to start your reading? On our recent trip to Bhaktifest, Jenny and I had a chance to sit down with Jeffrey Armstrong, a former monk and vedic astrologer. Jeffrey is a master of Eastern wisdom and counts a long-running translation of the Bhagavad Gita among his many accomplishments. Jeffrey's experience is unique in that he entered an ashram at a young age and subsequently launched a successful career working...

Duration:00:48:14

Transcending Trauma with Paisley Close and Monique Minahan (Episode 10)

9/12/2016
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Have you turned to yoga to overcome a traumatic experience? Yoga can complement traditional talk therapies if approached properly with a qualified instructor. One of the best aspects of incorporating yoga to heal is that it incorporates your physicality. This is important because a growing body of evidence supports the idea that, as well as affecting the mind, trauma is stored in the body. This week I had a chance to speak with Paisley Close and Monique Minahan, two senior yoga...

Duration:01:11:03

Spiritual Ego with Sridhar Steven Silberfein (Episode 9)

9/2/2016
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Before heading out for Bhakti Fest, we had a chance to sit down with the Founder, Sridhar Steven Silberfein. Sridhar has a wealth of yoga and life experience that stretches back to the late sixties and spans all the great teachers that brought yoga to the west. He is a contemporary and friend of Ram Das, and student of Satchidananda. He shares about letting go, the best way to forgive, how to not live in fear, spiritual ego, and much more. Enjoy and see you next week at the festival!

Duration:01:02:05

Letting Go in Vipassana - Mike and Jenny (Episode 8)

7/23/2016
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In this episode, Mike and Jenny discuss Mike's recent vipassana experience and his shocking discovery of underlying hidden emotions held within the body. How it affected him before, during, and after the experience. We also discuss the book, "Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender" by MD. PHD. David R. Hawkins and PhD Peter Lownds. We hope you enjoy this episode. Remember to join our mailing list: https://www.yogafrequency.com/subscribe/ and leave us a review on iTunes. The reviews help us...

Duration:00:39:31

Episode 7.5 - Shaktifest 2016

5/25/2016
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The Yoga Frequency is a yoga-centric podcast dedicated to shining light on extraordinary individuals spreading positive energy and providing inspiration to raise our collective awareness to a higher level. Check out our sponsor BuddhiBox and use coupon code YF2016 for 10% off a subscription and 15% off at their store! https://buddhiboxes.com/

Duration:00:17:18

Episode 7 - Lauren Padula

5/10/2016
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The Yoga Frequency is a yoga-centric podcast dedicated to shining light on extraordinary individuals spreading positive energy and providing inspiration to raise our collective awareness to a higher level. Check out our sponsor BuddhiBox and use coupon code YF2016 for 10% off a subscription and 15% off at their store! https://buddhiboxes.com/ Lauren's website - http://runalivesd.wix.com/runalivesd Five Minute Journal - http://www.fiveminutejournal.com/

Duration:01:05:54

Episode 6.5 - Follow Your Foolish Heart

4/27/2016
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The Yoga Frequency is a yoga-centric podcast dedicated to shining light on extraordinary individuals spreading positive energy and providing inspiration to raise our collective awareness to a higher level. Check out our sponsor BuddhiBox and use coupon code YF2016 for 10% off a subscription and 15% off at their store! https://buddhiboxes.com/ The Motivation Manifesto -...

Duration:00:15:45

Episode 6 - Sarah Rain Margolis

3/20/2016
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The Yoga Frequency is a yoga-centric podcast dedicated to shining light on extraordinary individuals spreading positive energy and providing inspiration to raise our collective awareness to a higher level. Check out our sponsor BuddhiBox and use coupon code YF2016 for 10% off a subscription and 15% off at their store! https://buddhiboxes.com/

Duration:01:11:35