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United States

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Just published the first three episodes of the podcast.

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English

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828-279-4399


Episodes

Indra Gets Caught – A story

9/2/2017
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A short story about the god, Indra who is captured by and imprisoned by illusion. If you like this story, you can find it and more like it in the book, Ganesha Goes to Lunch by Kamla K Kapur Thanks to Matt Worley for introducing the episode. His Facebook profile. A big thanks to 13 … Continue reading "Indra Gets Caught – A story"

Duration: 00:08:22


Alia Khan; How a Recovering Lawyer becomes a studio owner

8/17/2017
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Alia Khan and I conducted this interview at Wanderlust in Snowshoe, WV. She is a yoga teacher and owns a yoga studio in Washington D.C. She found herself in the business of yoga after becoming dissatisfied with her job as an attorney. The motivation came from understanding the difference between being comfortable and being happy. … Continue reading "Alia Khan; How a Recovering Lawyer becomes a studio owner"

Duration: 01:25:52


Ganesha Goes to Lunch – A story

7/25/2017
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A short story about Ganesha and greed. About recognizing the difference between wants and needs. And about food. If you like this story, you can find it and more like it in the book, Ganesha Goes to Lunch by Kamla K Kapur Thanks to David Davis for introducing the episode. A big thanks to 13 … Continue reading "Ganesha Goes to Lunch – A story"

Duration: 00:14:22


The Snake – A Short Story

7/13/2017
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A fun little story about embracing a peaceful lifestyle while maintaining your personal strength. If you like this story, you can find it and more like it in the book, Ganesha Goes to Lunch by Kamla K Kapur Thanks to David Davis for introducing the episode. A big thanks to 13 Hands for allowing us … Continue reading "The Snake – A Short Story"

Duration: 00:04:37


How a Marine Corp vet found healing through yoga. Interview with Justin Blazejewski

6/27/2017
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Justin Blazejewski joined the Marine Corp after high-school. He transitioned to a contractor, working in IT. His normal coping methods of dealing with stress were very physical such as marathons and lifting weights. He went to a yoga class after a few injuries and significant pressure from a friend. He was hooked after his first … Continue reading "How a Marine Corp vet found healing through yoga. Interview with Justin Blazejewski"

Duration: 01:14:44


Arianne Traverso; Teacher, Studio Owner & Business Coach

6/5/2017
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On a whim, Ari took a yoga class in college and was immediately obsessed. For the first few years, her life was eclectic and varied, but her yoga practice was constant. Her first teaching experience came out of the blue; her teacher told her one day that she was leading the class. Only after that … Continue reading "Arianne Traverso; Teacher, Studio Owner & Business Coach"

Duration: 01:16:26


Version 2: Interview with Joe Longo; yogi photographer

5/15/2017
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This podcast is a repeat of the previous episode, the interview with Joe Longo. I am posting it because there was an editing error in the first interview. If you listened to the Joe Longo interview and it sounded one-sided for the first two minutes and then you heard Joe and I talking over each … Continue reading "Version 2: Interview with Joe Longo; yogi photographer"

Duration: 01:20:14


Interview with Joe Longo; yogi photographer

5/14/2017
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After spending a few hours with Joe and 11 other yoga teachers, taking pictures in Columcille Megalith Park, he came back to my house. We sat outside and talked, so you may hear the occasional sound of nature doing its thing. This podcast is a few minutes longer than usual because talking with Joe is … Continue reading "Interview with Joe Longo; yogi photographer"

Duration: 01:19:37


Interview with Tracey Alysson who tells of her pilgrimage in Tibet.

4/22/2017
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Tracey Alysson, Ph.D. Pilgrim A Kora is a type of meditative practice and a type of pilgrimage. A Kora is performed by someone making a clockwise circumambulation around a sacred site or object, typically as part of a pilgrimage, ceremony, celebration or ritual. In 2006, Tracey Alysson conducted a Kora around Mount Kailash; a sacred … Continue reading "Interview with Tracey Alysson who tells of her pilgrimage in Tibet."

Duration: 00:35:09


Two Monks at the River – A (very) short story

4/10/2017
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This episode breaks new ground; we are adding a new facet to our yoga chats. This is the first of many yoga stories. Some will be long and some, like this one, will be short. In fact, this one is very short. If you like this story, you can find this one and more like … Continue reading "Two Monks at the River – A (very) short story"

Duration: 00:02:17


Bassam Kubba - Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Seacher, Refugee

2/24/2017
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Bassam Kubba Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Seeker and Refugee Bassam grew up in Iraq. When the situation there became too dangerous, he and his family moved out of the country. He moved around the middle east, living in various countries illegally for about 7 years, doing various jobs. During that time, he was seeking legal, immigrant … Continue reading "Interview with a middle eastern yogi/refugee"

Duration: 01:32:50