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Yoga and Women with Marisa Toriggino

For thirty years, Marisa Toriggino has been offering yoga to women in every phase of life.  In this conversation she talks about yoga, women and empowerment.Learn More: Marisa’s Website

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Energy Speaks with Lee Harris

Bestselling author Lee Harris talks about his new book, Energy Speaks: Messages from Spirit on Living, Loving, and Awakening . Visit Lee’s Website

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Inclusive Christianity with Brandan Robertson

Often, modern Christianity can feel exclusive and judgmental. Pastor and author Brandan Robertson has a very different approach forged in his own experience as a gay Christian.  His mission is to promote a more inclusive  Christianity that welcomes everyone.  This approach to Christianity had made him a wildly popular and also made him the target […]

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Exploring Masculinity

What does it mean to be truly masculine—to move through the world with confidence and strength.  In this episode, Sam Pond, a leading men’s coach, explores what it means to embrace true masculinity an how straight men can more confidently connect with women.   About Sam PondSam is a coach for men, helping men in many countries drop into […]

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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. Learn more about Mariana’s books, classes and trainings

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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.  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 […]

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Web Design for Teachers and Healers

A well designed website that is easy to navigate is essential to growing your business as a teacher or healer. In this episode of the The Yogi Entrepreneur Podcast we will get some expert advice from Charlie Wedel—a branding specialist, website designer, graphic designer and photographer. He is known for building profitable online platforms for […]

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Islam & Yoga with Sameera Qureshi

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 […]

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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 InstagramZach at Fitness SF

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Conversations with Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater has been teaching yoga since 1971.  She has studied directly with B.K.S Iyengar, is a physical therapist and holds a Ph.D. in East-West psychology.    She has taught and lectured the world over and is one of the original founders of Yoga Journal. In this series of conversations, Judith talks about her pioneering work in […]

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Grow Your Twitter Following Fast

http://traffic.libsyn.com/yogientrepreneur/004_twitter_build.mp3 Twitter is a powerful social media tool, but building a following on the platform can be a challenge.  In this podcast we will explore ways to grow your following and weed out annoying bots and fake accounts.   Best of all you can do it quickly with just a few minutes per day. Resources Mentioned […]

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Crafting Your Narrative

http://traffic.libsyn.com/yogientrepreneur/003_narative.mp3 Everyone has a story to tell—most have many stories.  It is our story or  narrative that makes a teacher or healer relatable to those we serve.  In this episode, we will look at the various aspects of an effective narrative and begin the process of crafting one.   This episode is based on the […]

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Developing Your Brand

Your brand is much more than your logo and style sheet.  Your brand is what current and potential students and clients think and feel about you as a professional.  Your brand is the bedrock of mindfully marketing your business in an effective and meaningful way.  In this podcast we will explore how to develop your […]

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Identifying Your Audience

Before you can market yourself as a teacher or healer, you must first identify your audience.  This often overlooked first step is the source of the many pitfalls. In this episode we will explore the concept of an audience and discuss some simple but powerful ways to discover the people you will serve as a teacher […]

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Exploring Feng Shui with Mark Ainley

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

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Spiritual Liberation

While it remains important to fight for democracy and civil liberties, we may feel like the dog that caught the car if we don’t also liberate the mind resulting in a state known as moksha.  In this episode we will look at how the practice of yoga helps us to achieve that inner liberation.   […]

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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 […]

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Time • Karma • Healing

Have you ever wondered why you never have enough time when you need it and too much time when you are uncomfortable and board?  In this episode we explore the concept of time as it relates to yoga and meditation practice. Darren’s Books Amazon | Audible Download Episode

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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 […]

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The Kingdom Within

In this talk Darren Main explores the relationship between the inner world and the outer world of the yogi and how healing the inner is a prerequisite for change in the outer world.   Darren’s Books Amazon | Audible Download Episode

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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 […]

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The Three Pillars of Yoga

Yoga works to achieve spiritual growth and equanimity is a very systematic way?in this episode we explore the three pillars of yoga and how, when understood in relations to each other, can exponentially amplify yoga’s many benefits.   Subscribe on iTunes If you feel inspired to support this podcast you can do so through Patreon […]

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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 experienced trauma of their own.  In this discussion, author Lisa Danylchuk talks about the triggering effects these stories have had and […]

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Yoga Body and Mind Handbook with Jasmine Tarkeshi

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/Jasmine_Tarkeshi.mp3 Co-Founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga J 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 PURCHASE Yoga Body and Mind Handbook   Direct Download

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The Teacher Appears with Brian Leaf

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/The_Teacher_Appears_with_Brian_Leaf.mp3 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 Direct Download

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VIDEO: Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation

Watch the Video Series on Conscious 2 In this hour long course, meditation teacher, Darren Main shares how to set up and engage a regular seated meditation practice. Using analogies and personal stories, he artfully explains why it is so important to include this ancient practice in a modern lifestyle. If you have ever wanted […]

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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 Direct […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 we will speak with, Bob Berman, author of Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True […]

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What is Atman?

Understanding the True Self or Atman is fundamental to living as a yogi. The atman is the unchanging part of who we are that is characterized by uninterrupted joy and bliss. In this video, Darren explains Atman. Please consider supporting this video series Darren’s books are available on Amazon Find more great Living Yoga videos and podcasts […]

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Can Yoga Lead to Greater Intimacy?

Yoga is not just about touching your toes, it is about touching the lives of those around you. In this video we explore yoga as a practice of creating greater intimacy in your relationships Please consider sponsoring us on Patreon Darren’s books are available on Amazon Learn More about Darren Main

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You Are the One with Kute Blackson

Motivational speaker and author Kute Blackson is unique in his approach to empowerment.  Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom.  In this interview  Kute talks about […]

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Yoga and Mindful Politics

Subscribe on YouTube NOTE: This episode was filled just before the November 2016 Election in the USA. Is it possible for a yogi to be politically involved? Can a yogi be a force for change in this world without losing one’s center? In this episode we will explore the practice of mindful involvement in the […]

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Master Your Mind, Master Your Life with Giovanni Dienstmann

Meditation can feel like an overwhelming practice, but with the right guidance, anyone can learn to master the mind.  In this episode Giovanni Dienstmann talks about his own experiences learning to meditate and shares some tips for creating a regular and satisfying home practice. Resources Giovanni’s Website Direct Download

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What is Yoga?

In the first episode in this series, author and yoga teacher Darren Main answers the most fundamental question a modern yogi can ask: ” What is yoga?” Learn more about The Living Yoga Series  Learn More about Darren’s Books  

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The Enneagram with Karl Hebenstreit

The Enneagram is a popular method of understanding personality types and how to more effectively communicate in business and personal relationships.  In this episode, Enneagram expert and author Karl Hebenstreit talks about his new book and how the Enneagram can help you better understand your own personality and the personalities of the people in your life.   Resources […]

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MindTravel with Murray Hidary

MindTravel, a musical experience created by Murray Hidary, is both transporting and expansive and has moved audiences worldwide. MindTravel, which started as a personal practice for Murray many years ago brings both music and visual art together to take people on a powerful journey. A journey that is at once provocative and reflective, healing and transcending. Learn More […]

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Yoga Marketing with Crystal Higgins

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/Marketing_Yoga_with_Crystal_Higgins.mp3 Defining yourself as a yoga teacher and sharing your teachings through marketing can draw students to your practice.  Crystal Higgins supports teachers and studios to do just that. From a career in Corporate Marketing, Crystal took the leap to live her passion for yoga and integrate her marketing talents along the way.  Crystal challenges […]

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Chinese Medicine with Timothy Asher

Traditional Chinese medicine has earned the respect of many Western scientists and doctors, but it is often misunderstood.  In this episode, Acupuncturist, Timothy Asher talks about this ancient system of healing  and sheds light on its effectiveness in treating a number of common conditions.   Resources Timothy Asher’s Website Direct Download

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Parenting a Transgender Child

How does a loving and supportive parent support their child when that child’s gender doesn’t fall in our conventional binary understanding of Gender?  Gabriel and Janna Barkin faced this question when their child’s true gender started to assert itself early in life. This amazing and inspiring couple model for all parents what it means to be […]

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The Raging Skillet with Chef Rossi

Chef Rossi, (yes, she only has one name)— has been a writer for many publications, such as The Daily News, The New York Post, Time Out New York and Mcsweeney’s to name a few. She has been the food writer of the “Eat Me” column for Bust magazine since 1998, hosts her own hit radio […]

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“The Yoga of Max’s Discontent” with Karan Bajaj

New York Times best selling author Karan Bajaj talks about his new novel, The Yoga of Max’s Discontent.  Karan takes the reader on a vivid journey to India to unlock many of the ancient mysteries hidden in plain sight. Resources Purchase The Yoga of Max’s Discontent Karan’s website   Direct Download

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Autobiography of a Naked Yogi

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/autobiography_of_a_naked_yogi.mp3 Yogi Aaron (formally Aaron Star) is the co-founder of the Blue Osa Yoga Center in Costa Rica and the former owner and founder of Hot Nude Yoga in New York City.   In his new book, Autobiography of a Naked Yogi, he details his unique approach to yoga and the colorful journey that led him […]

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Understanding Autism with Lance King

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one in sixty-eight people fall somewhere on the autistic spectrum.  In this episode Lance King, author of Never One of Them talks about his diagnosis on the spectrum that came well into his adulthood.   Resources Lance on Facebook Purchase Never One of Them Purchase NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman  […]

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The End of Self Help with Gail Brenner

People spend millions every year on self help books, classes and coaching only to find lasting contentment remains elusive.  Psychologist and author, Dr. Gail Brenner,  takes an approach to self help that is so radical that it just might work!  In her book The End of Self Help, Gail promotes the idea that we are not […]

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Dating Success for Men with Jeremi McManus

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/jeremi_mcmanus_2.mp3 There are countless resources out there to help women navigate the new world of dating  now that online matching services are increasingly used to find potential partners.  Men, however, have precious few guides to help navigate ‘right swipes’ and profiles.  Author and psychologist Jeremi McManus seeks to change all that with his book Dating Success […]

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Healthy Teacher-Student Relationships

Free Online Course for Yoga Alliance Member Watch Now Darren Main, E-RYT 500, explores the unique – and often misunderstood – relationship between yoga teacher and student on an emotional and psychological level. Learn tips for creating a safe, supportive space to take students deeper into their practices.

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The Work of Byron Katie with Bryan Wagner

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4035648/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Speaker and author Byron Katie developed a method of self-inquiry often referred to as “The Work”.   The technique involves four simple questions followed by a ‘turn around’ process.  This very simple technique has been transformational for thousands of people around the world. In this episode, Bryan […]

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Understanding Yoga Alliance with Andrew Tanner

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/Yoga_Alliance.mp3 Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Its mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga by setting standards for teachers and schools, legal advocacy and lobbying on behalf of the yoga industry. In this interview Andrew Tanner talks about the work Yoga Alliance is […]

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BodyTalk with Greg Wieting

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3923926/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] The BodyTalk System is a non-invasive healthcare system which supports the body allowing its many parts and systems to communicate more fully and work harmoniously. In this interview Greg Wieting talks about his own healing journey and the amazing results he has witnessed in […]

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Panel Discussion: Pujya Swamiji , Bishop Andrus & Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

On July 21, 2015  Grace Cathedral hosted a panel discussion moderated by Darren Main.  Speakers included renown spiritual leaders Pujya Swamiji, Bishop Marc Andrus and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati.   If you enjoy this free recording please consider making a donation the Grace Cathedral Community Preschool  About the Speakers Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati (often called Pujya Swamiji ), is one of […]

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Life In Bite-Sized Morsels with Kyczy Hawk

Once the illusions about using drugs and alcohol have been smashed, one faces the more subtle aspects of recovery and leading a recovered life. Addiction can be a difficult process sometimes slipping from one behavior to another: food, consumerism, sex, love, affection, internet activity and so on. In this episode  author Kyczy Hawk her new book “Life […]

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Gay Men and The New Way Forward with Raymond Rigoglioso

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3638466/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode, we explore how gay men have emerged from a history of victimization to become teachers for humanity. Raymond Rigoglioso, author of Gay Men and The New Way Forward, and founder of the Gay Men of Wisdom project, will discuss how gay […]

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Mysticism & A Course in Miracles with David Hoffmeister

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3618408/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Mystic David Hoffmeister is known for his practical application of the non-dual teachings needed for seekers to experience the unified mind; his clarity about the function of forgiveness in spiritual awakening and his radical use of mindful movie watching in the release of judgement. […]

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Reflections of a Birth Mother with Kimberly Smythe

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3609104/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Letting Go Again is one birth mother’s courageous and compassionate account of giving up her baby daughter for adoption, and their troubled relationship once they are reunited almost two decades later.   While many of us have witnessed the emotional “adoption reunions” on daytime TV, […]

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Buddhist Boot Camp with Timber Hawkeye

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/Timber_Hawkeye.mp3 The applicability of the message within Buddhist Boot Camp to everyday life, regardless of spiritual or religious affiliation, or none at all. The invitation is for each of us to live in abundance through gratitude and kindness (toward ourselves and others). By understanding the way our mind works, we can learn to accept everything […]

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A Conversation with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3562559/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Recorded Live at Grace Cathedral • May 12, 2015 For more than twenty years American born Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati has lived in the lap of the Himalayas  on the banks of the Ganges River.  Since her arrival in India she has worked tirelessly to promote […]

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The Nepal Earthquake with Eric Roache

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/The_Nepal_Earthquake_with_Eric_Roache.mp3 On April 25, 2015 the Gorkha earthquake rocked the country of Nepal, killing more than 7,000 people and leaving many others injured, homeless and in desperate need of food, water, medicine and shelter.  While the quake itself registered at 7.8 magnitude and was felt as far away as china and India, the relief effort has […]

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Yoga at Base Camp with Blake ‘True’ Jung

For thousands of years, Buddhist monks and yogis have found refuge in the jagged peaks of the Himalayas, but few modern seekers make that pilgrimage.  New York based yoga teacher  True (Blake Jung) is an exception to that rule. In this podcast True recounts his adventures, hiking to Mount Everest’s infamous Base Camp where he […]

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Conversations with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

For more than twenty years, American born Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati has lived on the banks of the Ganges River in the Parmarth Niketan Ashram.  In this interview she talks about the unique journey that lead her from Stanford graduate to becoming one of India’s most renown spiritual teachers.    Sadhvi’s unique style and passion have had a […]

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Imagery, Design and the Yoga Sutras with Gary Kissiah

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3446130/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Gary was introduced to Eastern philosophy in college when he discovered the writings of Alan Watts which led to studies in Zen and Zen poetry. Gary is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (RYT 200) and has a Certificate of Yoga Philosophy […]

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A World of Peace in Song with Cantor Rita Glassman

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3406857/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] While the world may be full of violence, war and hostility, Rita Glassman believes that music can be a powerful tool to help all of us see beyond superficial differences to reveal a world of peace. In this moving podcast Rita reflects of growing up as […]

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Goethe and Energy Medicine with Bruce Dickson

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3403647/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Bruce Dickson is the author of sixteen books and countless articles about holistic healing and wellness as well in the co-founder of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. In this podcast Bruce talks about how we can now make Energy Medicine, all […]

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Yoga & Shamanism with CJ Ananda

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3401782/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Merging with the Medicine Wheel is a Shamanic Yoga Tour that CJ Ananda and her husband, Coby have created as a way to invite individuals to explore the fusion of the two mystical traditions of Yoga and Shamanism. Yoga (union with the Divine) and […]

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Yoga Teacher Sexual Abuse with Darcy Lyon

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3390512/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In recent years there has been a near constant flood of sexual abuse charges against pominant yoga teachers and gurus.  Most recently, Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram Yoga has been accused of rape and sexual misconduct by a number of women.   In this podcast […]

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The Vaccine Debate

  The recent outbreak of measles in the United States has cast a small segment of the population that chooses not vaccinate into the spotlight.  In this podcast Darren, a vaccine advocate, has a civil yet pointed debate with Neil Z. Miller. Neil is a medical research journalist and the Director of the Thinktwice Global […]

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Yoga on the Labyrinth • 2014 Holiday Practice

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3273373/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Recorded live inside San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral, this year-end class was attedend by 700 people.  It features Darren Main teaching yoga and live music from Sam Jackson, Amber Field, Kendra Faye, Mirabai & Friends, Clare Hedin and Gary Malkin. Yoga on the Labyrinth […]

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The Natural Force of Awakening with Jon Bernie

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3111388/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Jon Bernie is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a compassionate, heart-centered approach to awakening. His teaching focuses on returning the attention to the already enlightened state that lies at the core of our human experience. He has four decades of practice and study […]

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Two Lifestyles, One Lifetime with Les Leventhal

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/Two20Lifetimes2C20One20Life.mp3 How did the crystal-meth-addicted, alcohol-abusing porn star cross the road to become a beloved, world-famous yoga teacher? In his inspiring memoir, Two Lifestyles, One Lifetime, Les Leventhal reveals his desperate and wildly self-destructive attempts to grasp at self-worth in a turbulent, hostile environment. In the throes of a sharp downward spiral toward certain death, […]

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The National Fitness Campaign with Mitch Menaged

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3099246/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Getting in shape and staying fit can seem like elusive goals, but Mitch Menaged of National Fitness Campaign has found a way to inspire people of all ages and abilities to develop and maintain healthy bodies and balanced minds.   By partnering with cities and […]

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Love Cycles with Linda Carroll

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3072463/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Falling in love is the easy part.  Cultivating and sustaining a lasting, loving relatioinship takes skills.  In her groundbreaking book, Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love, Linda Carroll challenges many of the misconceptions we have about romantic relationships and offers powerful […]

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First Intelligence with Simone Wright

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3061184/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]  Simone Wright is an internationally valued expert on the power of the human mind and its massive potential for evolutionary intelligence and groundbreaking ingenuity. She is a highly respected Intuitive consultant, an award winning entrepreneur, a globally collected artist who has become the highest […]

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The Future of Christianity with Bishop Marc Andrus

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3007146/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California and his vision of what will come next for Christianity stands in stark contrast to the vision of more conservative and fundamentalist ministers.   In this interview Bishop Andrus explains […]

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Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi with Brian Leaf

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/Misadventures_of_a_Parenting_Yogi.mp3 If you are a parent, a yogi or even if you have parents,  you will love this interview with author and yogi Brian Leaf.  His latest book Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi are a collection of funny reflections of the pitfalls of conscious parenting.   Resources Brian’s Website Brian on Facebook Mentioned in this Podcast […]

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The Music of Amber Field

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/IW_amber_field.mp3 Infusing music from ancient India, the Middle East and tribal Australia, Amber Fields music will stir heart string you didn’t even know were there!    Her latest album Serendip has already become a staple in yoga studios around the world. In this interview Amber talks about the deep emotions that helped to define her life […]

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The Music of Gabriel Gold

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2932273/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] The Halo is a mind-altering instrument that a less than 1000 musicians are able to play and far fewer with the skill of Gabriel Gold.  By combining the unique tones of his voice with the hauntingly beautiful sounds of the Halo, Gabriel takes listeners […]

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Chanting with Ryan Brewer

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2924528/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] While Ryan Brewer began practicing and teaching yoga for the physical benefits, he quickly discovered that Bhakti yoga—the yoga of devotion and heart opening would become an important part of his path.   After facing his crippling fears of singing in public, he discovered […]

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Ayurveda Basics with Deacon Carpenter

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2902698/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/theme/standard-mini” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Deacon Carpenter is an Ayurvediist and yoga teacher based in Healdsburg, CA, and has been studying the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda since the age of 16. He believes in a practical approach to both Ayurveda and Yoga. Deacon received his degree in Ayurvedic […]

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Interview with Swami Kriyananada

  Part One :  Interview with Darren Main Part Two: Q&A with Live Audience Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) is one of the foremost spiritual teachers of Yoga principles in the world today. In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, he became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. He is one of […]

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The Jesuit Yogi with Robert Karle

As yoga expands to more and more corners of Western society, many Christians are finding that a strong yoga practice can greatly complement one’s faith.  Robert Karle is a Catholic in preparation to become a Jesuit Priest who also shares a passion for yoga.  In this podcast we discuss the ways in which these two […]

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Yoga and the 12-Step Path with Kyczy Hawk

Author and Yoga Teacher:  Kyczy Hawk is the author of “Yoga and the Twelve Step Path”  – and has been teaching yoga to people in various stages of recovery for five years.  She has developed a yoga teacher certification program called S.O.A.R (TM) to assist others in pursuing this specialty area.  In addition to her […]

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The Jericho Deception with Jeffrey Small

http://traffic.libsyn.com/darrenmain/The_Jerrico_Deception_with_Jeffrey_Small.mp3 Jeffrey Small is the author of the best-selling thriller, The Breath of God, which won the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Best Fiction. He is also a popular blogger on Huffington Post, and an acclaimed speaker on religious and spirituality topics. Jeffrey graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then graduated magna cum laude from […]

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Craniosacral Therapy with Jennifer Blackstock

Craniosacral therapy is a a healing practice that balances the natural rhythm of the fluid in which the brain and spinal cord are immersed.  This simple and noninvasive technique has helped thousands of people around the world with sleep disorders, vertigo,  TMJ and many other conditions. Jen Blackstock is  a Certified BioDynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Healer, Spiritual […]

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Creating Time with Marney Makridakis

Creating Time is a heart-centered-yet-practical guide that offers a new paradigm of time and the tools to implement it. Marney Makridakis has devoted her career to helping people live fuller and more meaningful lives by connecting with their own creativity. In this podcast, Marney talks about her unique approach to time which combines art and […]

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Crafting a Spiritual practice with Maggie Oman Shannon

Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon, M.A., is an interfaith minister, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and author of five books, including Prayers for Healing and A String and a Prayer: How to Make and Use Prayer Beads. In 2000, Maggie Oman Shannon founded The New Story, a coaching and consulting business focused on helping people create deeper meaning […]

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Alignment & Flow with Jason Bowman

In this podcast, renown teacher Jason Bowman explores the balance between aligment focused yoga such as Iyengar and vinyasa or flow based yoga such as The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.  On this surfce, these very different approaches to hatha yoga seem very different, but Jason explains how the two paths are really very complementary […]

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The Art of Teaching Yoga with Mark Stephens

 Author and yoga teacher Mark Stephens talks about his ground breaking book “Teaching Yoga”.  Mark Stephens is based in Santa Cruz. More info can be found on his website Resources Mark’s Website Mark’s Books: Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes   

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Flotation Therapy at Zazen Spa

  Floatation therapy is the act of floating on your back in 10 inches of a warm saltwater solution, in a lightproof and almost soundproof tank . Free from external stimulation and gravity, your body and mind quickly reach a state of relaxation and meditation. Many people float to relieve pain, to catch up on […]

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The Mother Miracle School

Part One: Original 2009 Interview Part Two:  Follow up Interview July  2012 Shahla Ettefagh has committed her life to assisting underprivileged children in India. she gave up her careers in USA and permanently relocated to India in 2002 to create Mother Miracle’s Programs in slums of Rishikesh free of charge.Shahla Ettefagh has a master’s degree […]

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Chair Yoga with Stacie-Saraswati Dooreck

Stacie-Saraswati Dooreck is a Certified Gentle Integral Yoga Instructor, Certified Sivananda Hatha Yoga Instructor Since 1995, and  a Certified Kundalini teacher.  Stacie used chair yoga while healing from an illness and continues to share with others the benefits of chair yoga. In 2011 she was featured on CBS Ch. 4 News Healthwatch teaching “Yoga for Seniors”.  She created […]

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SFO Yoga Room

John L. Martin has served as Airport Director of SFO since 1995. Prior to becoming Director, he served as the Airport’s Deputy Director for Business and Finance and has worked for the Airport Commission since 1981. He received a Masters Degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lawrence University. During his […]

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