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The Wanderlust Speakeasy podcast brings our live lecture series straight to your ears. Immerse yourself in the inspiring ideas of Wanderlust's acclaimed presenters, including prominent yoga teachers, wellness leaders, authors, musicians, and more.

The Wanderlust Speakeasy podcast brings our live lecture series straight to your ears. Immerse yourself in the inspiring ideas of Wanderlust's acclaimed presenters, including prominent yoga teachers, wellness leaders, authors, musicians, and more.
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The Wanderlust Speakeasy podcast brings our live lecture series straight to your ears. Immerse yourself in the inspiring ideas of Wanderlust's acclaimed presenters, including prominent yoga teachers, wellness leaders, authors, musicians, and more.




A Sneak Peak At Season 4 - Here's What's Next

Thank you for joining us in for Season 3 as we examined Practice. In Season 4, we'll be looking at Intimacy. We can't wait. Season 3 starts 1/4.


Elena Brower: Bringing Light

How can we can bring light - to ourselves and others - through our practice, our work, our interactions? By articulating and loving the darkest aspects of ourselves. Elena shares her experience of her own discoveries of light, via the dark knots of fear that dim our light and rob us of precious energy. Elena shares her studies and ways in which we can all articulate and literally love what we'd rather hide, thereby bringing light to every realm of your life.


Nick Ortner: Use EFT To Clear Patterns of Self-Sabotage

"Your goals, dreams and aspirations: if you're not achieving them, then at some level they are connected to a fight or flight response." Hear the fascinating theory behind how tapping works from Nick Ortner, who breaks it down for the Wanderlust Speakeasy crowd with a sense of humour and compassion.


Chris Grosso: How a 10 Minute Morning Routine Can Change Your Life

Chris Grosso knows firsthand what the cyclical nature of sadness, pain, and despair feels like. A former addict, Chris shares how he found spiritual growth when he was at his most vulnerable in this Speakeasy talk from Wanderlust Stratton 2014. Finding our true spirit, he says, depends a lot on our own unique experiences. But acknowledging both our relative, physical self and our ultimate self can get us there.


Dr. Aviva Romm: Body Ecology

Dr. Aviva Romm talks about the relationship between women, their bodies, and the earth in this Speakeasy talk from Wanderlust Stratton 2014. She shares stories of women she’s encountered throughout her work as a midwife, clinical herbalist, and physician that have felt the influence of the outside world on their inner health, whether it’s interpersonal relationships, stress, or the foods they’re eating. We’re getting mixed messages from society about what is and isn’t normal, and what we...


Rod Stryker: Yogic Tradition—Missing Treasure or Obsolete Relic

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Rod is widely recognized as one of the West's leading authorities on yoga, Tantra, and meditation. His teaching weaves a profound breadth of knowledge and experience, along with his unique ability to make the deepest of the ancient teachings accessible to students of all levels. Rod has taught for more than 30 years and leads retreats, workshops, and...


Shiva Rea: Yoga Energy Activism

Shiva Rea, M.A. is a yogini firekeeper, sacred activist, global adventurer and leading innovator in the evolution of prana flow yoga, transformational vinyasa flow integrating the tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of prana flow out in the world. Shiva is the...


Justin Michael Williams: Active Meditation—For People Who Want to Get Sh!t Done

Meditation is much more than just a way to relieve stress. When approached properly, it sends you on an express elevator to your life’s purpose. This speakeasy will teach you about Active Meditation and give you tangible takeaways that you can use right away to next-level your life, unlock your creativity, and ignite your passion.


Gabby Bernstein: May Cause Miracles

Gabrielle Bernstein believes that simple, consistent shifts in our thinking and actions can lead to the miraculous in all aspects of our daily lives, including our relationships, finances, bodies and self-image. In this inspiring workshop, Gabrielle will offer an exciting plan for releasing fear and allowing gratitude, forgiveness and love to flow through us without fail. All of which, ultimately, will lead to breathtaking lives of abundance, acceptance, appreciation and happiness. Attend...


Maty Ezraty: The Business of Yoga

Maty Ezraty joins us in Lake Tahoe, CA to discuss the business side of yoga -- she shares tips on opening a studio, keeping it vibrant, how to keep your teachers and students engaged, and more. Maty Ezraty was the original founder of Yoga Works in Santa Monica California and directed the Teacher Training Program there for over 16 years. She has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois 5 times in India , and during 5 of his American tours as well as once in France .She is known for her joyful,...


Gretchen Bleiler: An Olympian's Story of Flow State

Olympian Gretchen Bleiler learned how to tap into flow state during her experience at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Bleiler taught herself how to tap into flow state, or what she calls our own human potential. She believes we are able to tap into it at any time; all we have to do is learn how. Every persons' flow state is unique and different, depending on our own abilities and willingness to explore it. Once we can tap into flow state, all effort ceases—as it did for Bleiler in her X...


Ashley Turner: Yoga Meets Modern Psychology

"I believe firmly in doing the deeper emotional work in yoga and not just the physical practice. Shiva consciousness is the soul, the essence that embodies the feminine body. Yoga connects them," says Ashley about the mind/body connection. "In yoga, we hear a lot of negative talk about the ego, getting rid of the ego, slaying the ego, but from a psychological perspective, we really we want a healthy sense of ego, a strong sense of self. A yoga practice does help us find this," explains...


Dr. Sara Gottfried: 7 Ways to Rock Cortisol & Manage Your Stress

"I'm not going to tell you to relax, because that's not what I want you to do," shares Dr. Sara Gottfried right off the top of her Speakeasy at Wanderlust Colorado. In her talk on managing cortisol (and thereby stress levels), she emphasizes that her version of reducing stress, "is a much more advanced physiological state [than relaxation]. When you entrain your and sympathetic nervous system (the half that deals with "fight or flight") with your parasympathetic nervous system (the half...


Dharma Mittra: Yama–The Foundation of Yoga

In this insightful talk from Wanderlust’s Speakeasy, Sri Dharma Mittra explains the root of yoga: Yama. Without Yama there is no yoga, it is the first step in the journey of knowing. But what exactly is Yama? Defined as the ethical precepts set forth in the yoga sutras, is encompasses the first and second set of the eight limbs that form the foundation for spiritual progress along the path to enlightenment. Through stories and personal experience Sri Dharma Mittra explains how a life based...


A Sneak Peak At Season 3 - Here's What's Next

Thank you for joining us in for Season 2 as we examined Food. In Season 3, we'll be looking at Practice. We can't wait. Season 3 starts 9/7.


Dr. Mark Hyman : Take Back Your Health

“The fundamental problem is that we’re treating 21st century diseases—lifestyle-related diseases—with drugs instead of things like diet and yoga. We need to rethink our whole approach.” We're facing some pretty challenging health issues in America. In this Speakeasy talk, Dr. Mark Hyman discusses how we can get to the root of chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes by treating food as medicine. From Wanderlust Copper Mountain 2013


Moby : Why I Am Vegan

Moby headlined the 2010 Lake Tahoe festival, playing a DJ set to the Squaw Valley crowd. Moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career, and his music has appeared in hundreds of different films, including 'Heat', Any Given Sunday', 'Tomorrow Never Dies', and 'The Beach', among others. Moby supports many non-profit entities, such as the Humane Society and the Institute for Music & Neurologic function. He also recently edited a book entitled "Gristle: From Factory...


Jenny McGruther: A Real Food Revival

Though it's one of the richest nations in the world, the United States has become synonymous with unhealthy eating and obesity. In this talk from Wanderlust’s Speakeasy, Jenny McGruther, real food advocate and author of Nourished Kitchen, explores our country’s difficult relationship with food and how we got to now. Generations ago, new immigrants brought with them traditions of seasonal eating, fermentation, and farm-fresh produce. As time went on, industrialization and war necessitated the...


Summer Bock: Restoring the Gut With Fermented Foods

In this Wanderlust Speakeasy Summer Bock delves into the magic of fermented foods and how they can be used to restore our health. As we learn more about our bodies and the role bacteria play in our overall health, we find we are facing a crisis. Digestive disorders such as Crohn’s, IBD, and ulcerative colitis are at an all-time high with no sign of slowing down. Summer poses the question: What is the cause of this major decline in gut health worldwide? The answer: a lack of live foods. From...


Jason Brown: From Football to Farming: A Story of Family and Faith

From a young age, Brown had always dreamed of taking over the family landscaping business. He found joy in beautifying the neighborhood and satisfaction in the good he was doing for the community. Yet his natural gifts of athleticism led him down a different path. While football allowed him to travel, see the world, and build his fortune, it left him spiritually unfulfilled. It was only after a spiritual calling that he decided to head back to his roots. Brown is a living example of how far...