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Hear interviews with leading voices in the spiritual, holistic health and Social Activism. Hosted by author and yoga teacher Darren Main.

Hear interviews with leading voices in the spiritual, holistic health and Social Activism. Hosted by author and yoga teacher Darren Main.
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Hear interviews with leading voices in the spiritual, holistic health and Social Activism. Hosted by author and yoga teacher Darren Main.




Yoga and the Jewish Tradition

Yoga can be a great complement to one's faith. In this interview, author, psychologist and yoga teacher Mariana Caplan, reflects on how yoga intersects with her Jewish beliefs and traditions.  Â


Gay Men Finding Intimacy with Finn Deerhart

In spite of greater political equality in recent decades, many gay men still struggle to find deep connections with other gay men. Â Finn Deerhart began his career as a conservative Christian minister only to realize that he was living in denial. Ultimately, he let go of his body shame and started a new career helping gay men to celebrate their sexuality. Â In this episode, Finn talks about ways in which gay men can deepen their connection to each other and ultimately to something powerful...


Yoga and Islam

About 3.5 million Americans and nearly 2 billion people worldwide identify as Muslim. How can Muslims benefit from yoga? Is yoga a complement to or in conflict with Islam? What can the broader yoga community do to make the yoga space more welcoming to Muslims? In this podcast, Sameera Qureshi—a prominent Muslim yoga teacher will address these many other questions. About Sameera Sameera Qureshi is a Muslim yoga teacher and prevention specialist based in the Washington, D.C area. She is...


Holistic Fitness with Zach Taylor

Getting and staying in shape can be hard. In this episode, personal trainer, Zach Taylor talks abound a more holistic approach to resistance training that can complement practices like yoga. Contact Zach Zach on Instagram Zach at Fitness SF


A conversation with Mariko Hirakawa

A conversation with, yoga teacher, author and Ayurvedic practitioner Mariko Hirakawa. In this episode Mariko talks about her inspiring journey and her new book, The Yoga of Personal Development: Enlightened Lessons on Peak Performance, Leadership and Living A Life of No Regrets RESOURCES Mariko's Website Purchase: The Yoga of Personal Development: Enlightened Lessons on Peak Performance, Leadership and Living A Life of No Regrets


The Wall of Song

Wall of Song is a collaborative singing video work that invites people from all different backgrounds, beliefs, political affiliations, orientations and countries of origins—no matter their ability to carry a tune—to record themselves singing along to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. In this time of great unknowing, uncertainty and division, this is a wall that brings us together. RESOURCES The Wall of Song iOS App


Exploring Feng Shui with Mark Ainley

Mark Ainley is a Contemporary Feng Shui Consultant with a unique sensibility. Â In this episode Mark talks about the powerful impact one's surroundings can have on the body, mind and spirit. Â LEARN MORE Mark's Website


All Our Waves are Water with Jaimal Yogis

Jaimal Yogis is an outdoorsman, award-winning writer, and frequent teacher. He is the author of Saltwater Buddha, a humorous coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and eventually winding up at Columbia Journalism School. In this interview Jaimal talks about his new book, All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride   Resources Jaimal's Website  Purchase All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling...


FREE Sample: Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation

Enjoy a free sample of Darren Main's audiobook, Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation read by actor Jesse Dornan. Like the book?  Download the whole things on Amazon or Audible Â


Dropping the Struggle with Roger Housden

In our culture of “get more, have more, be more,” is there any place for “thanks, I’m good”?  In this interview, Darren talks with Bestselling author and acclaimed teacher Roger Housden who says yes in this alternative to nonstop striving and self-criticism.  Resources Roger's Website Purchase Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have Learn More about Roger's other books


The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq with Paul MacAlindin

Paul MacAlindin was called to help create a National Youth Orchestra in the world's toughest place for music, Iraq. Through his book, UPBEAT: the Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq, he explains how a youth orchestra became the crucible for the young musicians' trauma and hunger for education, to create the most powerful cultural ambassador Iraq has ever seen. Although the story ends tragically with the invasion of Daesh in 2014, MacAlindin reflects on the power of paradox and...


FREE Sample: Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road Audiobook

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved stories of all time and with very good reason.  The images and symbolism in this story contain profound guidance and wisdom that speak to the heart to the human condition.  By reflecting on Dorothy’s search for home, the Tin Man’s quest for love, the Scarecrow’s desire to learn and the Lion’s need to face his fears, powerful insight and wisdom can be realized on your own journey along the Yellow Brick Road of life. Get the entire...


Healing Trauma Triggers with Lisa Danylchuk

Donald Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood Tape’, numerous allegations against Bill Cosby and many other  high profile news stories about sexual assault have been reported in recent years bringing up strong emotions in those who have experiences trauma of their own.  In this discussion, autho Lisa Danylchuk talks about the triggering effects these stories have had and how practices like yoga and meditation can help people recover from trauma.  Resources Lisa's Website PURCHASE How You...


Bonus: Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic Audiobook

A free sample of Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic by Darren Main.  If you enjoy this sample please feel welcome to get the full version at Amazon, Audible or iTunes Â


Yoga Body and Mind Handbook with Jasmine Tarkeshi

Co-Founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga JÂ talks about her amazing journey from New York to San Francisco to motherhood and her new book, Yoga Body and Mind Handbook Resources Laughing Lotus Website PURCHASEÂ Yoga Body and Mind Handbook Â


The Teacher Appears with Brian Leaf

Renown yoga teacher Brian Leaf is best known for his sharp wit and deep insights into the practical aspect of yoga. In this episode he talks about his latest book The Teacher Appears: 108 Prompts to Power Your Yoga Practice. Brian’s Website Purchase The Teacher Appears Â


Living in Blue Sky Mind with Richard Diedrichs

Like clouds that can hide the blue sky, passing thoughts and emotions can obscure the deep serenity and stillness of the mind.  In this episode Zen Priest, Richard Diedrichs, talks about mindfulness and meditation and his inspiring new book, Living in Blue Sky Mind. Resources Richard’s Website PURCHASE: Living in Blue Sky Mind


Rebel Livin’ with Kimberly Roberts

Kimberly Roberts lives for adventure and had devoted her life to helping others walk through the fears that keep them stuck.  By forming the Rebel Livin’ online community and coaching hundreds of people, she has become an expert boat rocker that will inspire you to leap first and ask questions later! Resources Kimberly’s Website Join the Rebel Livin Facebook Community  Â


Breaking Rules with Jake Heilbrunn

At eighteen, Jake Heilbrunn entered college like millions of other high school graduates. But after developing a chronic skin condition and falling into depression, Jake realized staying in school didn’t align with his dreams. Listening to his inner voice and following his heart, he took a leap of faith, left school and hopped on a one-way flight to Guatemala. The result—an amazing adventure and a the inspirational new book, Off the Beaten Trail.  Resources Jake's Website PURCHASE:...


Exploring Biocentrism with Bob Berman

For thousands of years mystics have espoused the notion that observing the physical universe changes it.  Now quantum physics has begun to observe this effect in measurable and scientific ways as well..  In this episode, Bob Berman author of Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe and Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death Resources Bob’s Website  PURCHASE Biocentrism:...