Inspiring Talks, Interviews and Videos

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 shaping the modern yoga movement in the West.

One: Restorative Yoga

Two:  Exploring the YogaBody

Three: What We Say Matters


Judith’s Website

Restorative Yoga Teachers Directory

Books by Judith

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times

Living Your Yoga

What We Say Matters

Grow Your Twitter Following Fast

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 in this Episode
Social Oomph
Manage Filter

Suggested Reading:Twitter: How To Market & Make Money With Twitter by Ace Mcloud


This episode is based on the bestselling book, The Yogi Entrepreneur: A Guide to Earning a Mindful Living Through Yoga by Darren Main

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Crafting Your Narrative

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 bestselling book, The Yogi Entrepreneur: A Guide to Earning a Mindful Living Through Yoga by Darren Main

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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 brand.

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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 or healer.

This episode is based on the bestselling book, The Yogi Entrepreneur: A Guide to Earning a Mindful Living Through Yoga by Darren Main

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The Wall of Song Project

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.


The Wall of Song Project Website

The Wall of Song iOS App

Wall of Song (Grace Cathedral, San Francisco video installation and live singing event version) from Mel Day on Vimeo.


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


All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride

Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea


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.



Roger’s Website
Purchase Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have


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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 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 conflict in creating powerful art and uniting people in peace.

Paul’s Website

Purchase: UPBEAT: the Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

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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.


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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 how practices like yoga and meditation can help people recover from trauma.


Lisa’s Website

How You Can Heal
Embodied Healing

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VIDEO: Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation

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In this hour long course, meditation teacher Darren Main shares how to set up and engage a regular seated meditation practice.

Using relatable 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 to try meditation but were confused by all the different techniques, or felt bewildered as you sat down on the cushion, this short course is the perfect introduction that explains why you should even care about meditating, how to physically set up the posture, what to do as you sit there, how to maintain your motivation for practicing, how to overcome common obstacles, and how to set up an ongoing practice structure that works for your life.

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.



Jake’s Website

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