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Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, healthy, meaningful life.
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Andrea Ferretti spent more than a decade as an editor at Yoga Journal interviewing inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. Now, on Yogaland, Andrea talks to insightful people about all things related to yoga and the path of self-awareness. From how yoga is being used in schools, to how it rewires our brains, to nitty gritty anatomy advice, to the simple ways it helps us navigate emotions. Yogaland is a dose of weekly inspiration that focuses on creating a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

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Episodes

Yoga Philosophy for Beginners

1/15/2019
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In this second episode of our Begin Again series, we talk about what keeps us motivated to practice when yoga is feeling stagnant and Jason offers useful tips for teachers who are faced with the difficult (but rewarding!) task of teaching yoga to beginners. He also talks about how to introduce philosophy to beginning students and how to motivate students to keep coming back to their mats. Here’s an overview of the episode: * Why beginning again can be a great thing even for experienced...

Duration:01:00:44

Jason's Tips for Teaching Beginners (and Beginning Again)

1/8/2019
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With a new year comes a flood of new students into yoga classes everywhere. Many of those students will be brand new to yoga, while others have re-committed to their yoga practice. In this first episode of our series on yoga beginners, Jason shares some tips for how to welcome these new students and make them feel "supported, but not hounded" in the yoga room. While the series will be geared toward teachers, it's important info for those yoga students who will be seeing lots of new faces...

Duration:00:52:44

Sarah Powers on Growth Mindset and Lifelong Learning

12/18/2018
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For the last interview of 2018, I am so excited to share an interview with Insight Yoga founder Sarah Powers. Sarah has been a huge influence on my yoga practice, my meditation practice, and my life. Here's what we talk about: * Yoga and parenting: How Sarah introduced her daughter to yoga and what impact she believes growing up in a yoga family had on her daughter * How Sarah and Ty came to the decision to home school their daughter and how that decision made Sarah a better yoga...

Duration:01:30:18

Yoga for Life's Transitions with Ty Powers

12/11/2018
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This week, I talk with Ty Powers. You might know Ty as the husband an influential yoga teacher for me (and many others!) -- Sarah Powers. He's also an incredibly insightful teacher in his own right, a meditation teacher, and coach. Recently, he's also been leading workshops called Changes and Transitions in Midlife--something that is of particular interest to me now that I'm in my 40s. Here are some highlights from our conversation: *Ty talks briefly about parenting and race and how both...

Duration:00:51:21

The Art of the Yoga Sutras

12/4/2018
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This week's guest, Melissa Townsend is the author of two beautiful books about the Yoga Sutras. Townsend, a long-time yoga student, artist, Sanskrit enthusiast, and psychic, wasn't always enthusiastic about the sutras. But in the same way that psychic visions come to her, so did the idea to use her art to share the Yoga Sutras. On this episode, I had the opportunity to ask her all about the creative process of her Yoga Sutras art and translations. We're also joined by Stephanie Snyder, a...

Duration:00:57:31

Yoga as a Form of Radical Self-Care

11/27/2018
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Historically, during times of political and cultural strife, people become more interested in self-care. That means that right now, self-care is an incredibly important and popular topic (to the tune of 9 million hashtags on Instagram!). Self-care means different things to different people. It's not all bubble baths and mani/pedis (although, there's certainly nothing wrong with those!) I think of yoga as a radical form of self-care because yoga builds self-awareness -- of your unique...

Duration:00:44:36

Timothy McCall's East/West Journey Through Cancer

11/20/2018
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One out of three people will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. While a regular yoga practice might not prevent cancer, it can certainly help ease the fear, anxiety, and emotional anguish that can come with it. Today's guest, Dr. Timothy McCall, is a medical doctor and yoga teacher, who talks with us this week about his road to recovery from throat cancer. His story is an inspiring testimony to the power of a yoga and meditation during hard times. Timothy shares how he discovered...

Duration:01:09:55

Self Care: Which herbs can help you adapt to stress?

11/13/2018
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This week's episode focuses on adaptogenic herbs and nootropics, which are herbs and supplements that are thought to help us adapt to stress, improve cognitive function, and memory. They're everywhere these days -- in our smoothies, on the shelves of Whole Foods, in teas. And as with all trends, I both want to embrace anything and everything that's said to improve health while simultaneously feeling completely skeptical. So, I thought I'd have Ayurvedic practitioner, Niika Quistgard on the...

Duration:01:06:51

Live from Maui! The Benefits of Retreat + Refining Ujjayi + Making Progress in Backbends

11/7/2018
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This is the sixth year Jason led his week-long retreat on Maui, but the FIRST year we did a live Yogaland podcast! We did not humble brag about the beautiful setting, the food, the roosters, or the camaraderie of the students -- we just full on brag bragged. But we also answered student questions, which happened to mainly focus on backbending. Here's an overview: * We talk about the benefits of immersing yourself in yoga on retreat and how Jason thinks of it as a mini-training * Jason...

Duration:00:53:13

Special Anniversary Episode: On Yoga and Marriage

10/30/2018
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Jason and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in early October -- that's a whole DECADE of wedded bliss, you guys!. In an unusual moment of sentimentality, we decided to share a bit more about our relationship in this episode. We reflect on - How we went from colleagues to dating to married - How we moved from student-teacher relationship (and editor-writer relationship) to romantic partnership - How we balance our work relationship with our home life - The huge role that yoga has played...

Duration:01:00:04

Jason's Best Bakasana Tips

10/23/2018
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Most people consider arm balances and inversions challenging poses, but we think they're worth the effort. This week, I talk to Jason about his approach to teaching these popular poses, and how he breaks them down to make them more accessible for every student. We also share our newest mini-course (it's free!), which goes deep into one of the most foundational arm balances, Bakasana (also known as Crane Pose or Crow Pose). We talk about: * Why practice arm balances and inversions in the...

Duration:00:39:19

When the Stars (And Your Chakras) Align with Susannah Freedman

10/16/2018
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It was such a pleasure to talk to yoga teacher and astrologer Susannah Freedman for this very special episode. Susannah has been teaching yoga and doing astrology readings since 2010 and has a Masters in Philosophy and Religion, but both her yoga and astrology journeys started during her self-described "hippie childhood." In this interview, Susannah explains how she sees someone's chart as their "karmic blueprint." Unlike some who approach astrology from a prescriptive point of view,...

Duration:00:52:34

Melanie Klein: Reimagine Your Relationship With Your Body

10/9/2018
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Today's guest is Melanie Klein, a professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and author of the new book, Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body. Her work has made her a respected leader in the conversation around yoga and body image. In this interview, we talk about how she came to be such an advocate for the positive body image movement. Plus, since I am a former editor for Yoga Journal, we have a candid...

Duration:01:06:11

All About the Ketogenic Diet with Dr. Will Cole

10/2/2018
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I'm so excited to share this interview with Dr. Will Cole! Dr. Cole is a functional medicine doc whose new book, Ketotarian, offers a mostly plant-based approach to the ketogenic diet that's much healthier than the traditional bacon and bunless burgers regimen. I've been on the ketogenic diet for a few years and I value Dr. Cole's approach -- it's compassionate, research-driven,and balanced. Plus, it was a real treat for me to bounce all of my keto questions off of someone! I got to ask Dr....

Duration:01:03:20

Applying the Yoga Sutra to Your Daily Life

9/25/2018
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There are so many interpretations of the seminal yoga text, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. This week, I talk to two women who've written one that is refreshingly different. Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden join me to talk about their book new book, Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat. Their book is not a formal, scholarly translation of the Yoga Sutra. Instead, DiNardo and Pearce-Hayden have created a guide that can help you take the sutras, reflect on them, and then apply...

Duration:01:00:31

Q&A: Ideas for Building Your Business (And Your Confidence) as a Yoga Teacher

9/18/2018
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I got a great question from a listener recently in response to episode 119, so I decided to start this episode with Jason's response. The listener, Neil, asks, "If we're creating a practice that's sustainable, does it really makes sense to repeat the same sequence over and over again?" And what's the best way to handle pressure from studio and gym owners to "freshen things up?" We also answer a couple of other questions that come in often, in many different forms, essentially: * What's the...

Duration:00:53:19

Yoga and Addiction with Nikki Myers

9/11/2018
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Today's guest, Nikki Myers, a yoga therapist and the founder of Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery), shares how yoga has helped with her personal struggles with addiction and helped thousands of people through Y12SR. Even if you've never been touched personally by addiction, her insights and advice apply to anyone who's had to overcome a challenge in life. We talk about: * Nikki's personal road to recovery, what she learned along the way, and how yoga helped her heal * Why an important part...

Duration:01:13:10

Q&A: Jason's Thoughts on "Creative" Sequencing & Finding Your Breath in Backbends

9/4/2018
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Jason is back this week to answer a few questions that came up about our Summer Series. The questions came from students in Jason's advanced yoga teacher training class, but they are applicable to any serious practitioners. We address: * His sequencing philosophy + the one biggest mistake he thinks yoga teachers make when they're planning their yoga class sequences. * How to help students find a slow, steady breath during vinyasa classes -- including how to breathe for backbends like...

Duration:00:49:08

J. Brown, “A testament to the practice is the person it produces”

8/28/2018
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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, former yoga center owner, blogger, and the host of the popular podcast J. Brown Yoga Talks. On this episode, I ask J. about his yoga origin story as well as the current iteration of his yoga life -- both online and off. J. also shares how the powerful words he said to his mother toward the end of her life have had a lasting impact on who he is today and helped lead him to yoga. J.'s mother died before he graduated from high school, and what he once saw as a wound...

Duration:01:26:17

Jason's Favorite Non-Asana Yoga Books

8/21/2018
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When I have Jason on the show, we talk a lot about postures and technique, so I thought it would be interesting to talk yoga philosophy on the podcast this week. I asked Jason to share his favorite yoga books (that are not focused on the physical practice). These are just a few of his favorites, spanning yoga philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, and neuroscience. You can find links to all of the books mentioned in the episode on the show notes page:...

Duration:00:53:27