Episode 86: Tara Stiles

By October 25, 2015 Podcast

Episode 86 is with Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga.  This interview was revived from the Yoga Peeps Archive, in honor of the Tara’s new cookbook, launching in just over a week’s time on November 3rd.

Strala is a Swedish word, that means “to radiate light”.  Its also a system of practice which guides people through yoga posses and movement, focusing on tuning inward and encouraging flowing with ease. Thousands of Strala yoga guides are leading Strala classes around the world in partner studios, and gyms including Sports Club/LA and CMG.  Tara and her husband Mike, teach trainings around the world, and in their studio on 623 Broadway, in New York City.

Tara also partners with W Hotels on FIT with Tara Stiles — a global program bringing Strala Yoga classes and healthy recipes to W properties. She is a collaborator with Reebok, working closely with the design team on their Reebok Yoga lifestyle range. She has authored several books including Slim Calm Sexy Yoga, Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Diet, and her newest, Make Your Own Rules Diet Cookbook, out November 3rd.

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Tara supports The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, President Clinton’s initiative to combat childhood obesity, bringing Strala classes to 20,000+ participating schools. Visit Tara at www.tarastiles.com.  She has the sweetest heart, and has helped me and many others drop their preconceived image of a yoga practice, and simply move with ease at any and all body and skill levels.  Enjoy the show below, and grab a copy of her delicious new, Make Your Own Diet Cookbook!

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Download the episode here.

Happy listening, and Namaste.

Love,

Lara

 

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The Yoga Collective: A Venice Beach Online Yoga Studio.

By May 30, 2015 Blog

Loving The Yoga Collective!

I know I feel amazing after a yoga practice.  Whether it’s 5 minutes, 45, or 75 minutes, it always feels incredible, and I’m left wondering, why didn’t I do this sooner?

The answer is, as a Mom, teacher, coach, and podcaster there is alway something to do, and often my own practice suffers.  Recently, I have recommitted to my personal practice, and my online subscription to The Yoga Collective, adds variety and depth to my practice.  It’s super easy to do a little 10 – 20 minute session, or if I have longer, a 40-60 minute session.  It’s so nice to be gently guided in my own home, while the kids sleep, or do their homework.

Convenience: Carving out the time to go to a yoga studio, is a luxury I’m not always afforded, whether for time or money.  I’m stoked I found the  The Yoga Collective!

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The Teachers: I love the variety of teachers, who I respect and admire.  Some of my favorites are Mary Beth LaRue, Travis Eliot, Shayna Hiller, and Rachel Tratt.   But really, I enjoy all of them.  Among them are life/health coaches, musicians, jewelry designers, artists, athletes, surfers, and yoga teacher trainers.  I love when yoga instructors have a deep well of experience to draw on in their teaching.

The Site: It’s beautiful, clean site that’s easy to navigate.  I love simplicity.  I love how you can learn about each teacher, watch mini interviews with them, and even get samples of how they teach.  It’s super key to connect with a teacher, before the practice.

Charity: 20% of proceeds go to charity.  They support Yoga for YOUTH, Charity:Water, Kiss The Ground, Heal the Bay, and Saving Innocence.

Recap of Awesome:

Availability: Anytime

Cost: $130 a year!! $10 a month – insanely good price.

Teachers: The best.  Real, down to earth, authentic, easy to follow, laid back, fun, athletic vibe.

Charity: Proceeds go to a handful of meaningful, fantastic charities.

Free stuff:  Free Pose instruction on the sight. Want to get samples of teaching and more in depth info on certain basic poses?  Have a look here.

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Go check them out at The Yoga Collective. You’ll love them! <3

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Mind Body Green

By February 3, 2012 Blog, Yoga Peeps Videos
I love Mind Body Green! It such a great resource and read for anyone looking to improve their life.
MindBodyGreen.com is a yoga and wellness lifestyle website, started by Jason Wachob. As Curator and one of the founders of MindBodyGreen, Jason’s goal is to make wellness and yoga accessible. After years of successfully trading equities on Wall Street, and traveling around the country running a national organic cookie company, Jason was told that he required back surgery. He opted for yoga instead of surgery and is now completely healed.
Jason is a contributor to The Huffington Post and has been featured in the The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He has a BA in History from Columbia University, where he played Varsity Basketball for four years. Jason lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife.
Twitter: @JasonWachob
I had a chance to chat with Jason, during a recent trip to New York. He is fantastic, and an extremely hard worker! I’m so stoked he started this blog, and continues to make it an incredible resource for everyone.
I especially love the Interviews and the yoga videos. There lots more resources for wellness including nutrition, yoga, celebrities, teachers, workshops, and retreats
Enjoy reading through this awesome site!
Website: www.mindbodygreen.com
Twitter: @mindbodygreen
FaceBook: MindBodyGreen

I love Mind Body Green! It such a great resource and read for anyone looking to improve their life.

MindBodyGreen.com is a yoga and wellness lifestyle website, started by Jason Wachob. As Curator and one of the founders of MindBodyGreen, Jason’s goal is to make wellness and yoga accessible. After years of successfully trading equities on Wall Street, and traveling around the country running a national organic cookie company, Jason was told that he required back surgery. He opted for yoga instead of surgery and is now completely healed.

Jason is a contributor to The Huffington Post and has been featured in the The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He has a BA in History from Columbia University, where he played Varsity Basketball for four years. Jason lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife. He’s on?Twitter: @JasonWachob

I had a chance to chat with Jason, during a recent trip to New York. He is fantastic, and an extremely hard worker! I’m so stoked he started this blog, and continues to make it an incredible resource for everyone.

I especially love the interviews and the yoga videos. There lots more resources for wellness on the site, including nutrition, yoga, celebrities, teachers, workshops, and retreats.

Enjoy reading through this awesome site!

Website: www.mindbodygreen.com

Twitter: @mindbodygreen

FaceBook: MindBodyGreen

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Wanderlust Speaker Series & Do No Harm

By December 6, 2011 Blog

“Do no harm. No harm in what I’m eating, what I’m drinking, what I’m thinking”.?Kris Carr

Jake over at Wanderlust, sent me this video from Kris Carr’s talk at the Wanderlust Speaker Series.

Wanderlust is releasing speakeasy videos from their Vermont and California festivals. The speakers include (but are not limited to) Kris Carr, Majora Carter, Maty Ezraty, Jonas Elrod, Robert “Skip” Backus, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, John Friend, Vikram Gandhi, Elena Brower, Chris Sacca, and more!

Their first video from Kris Carr’s inspirational speakeasy session in Bondville, Vermont on “Crazy Sexy Life”. As you may or may not know, Kris is a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, and wellness coach. Kris has also appeared on Oprah, The Early Show, The Evening News with Katie Couric, Good Morning America, and many more top-tier network news shows.

Kris is a cancer survivor who is has healed herself by eating a plant based diet. After watching this video, and reading Kris’ book, Crazy Sexy Diet, I started juicing, and released animal products from my diet.

I feel so much more energetic, calm, lighter, and yes, kinder. I was at the cusp of making these choices, to a kinder diet, and making kinder more ALIVE choices in my life. The idea of eating dead flesh, started to feel wrong to me. I asked, “What would help me vibrate higher, longer?”.

A couple of days later this video came into my email box, and the idea of no harm, and the tongue as our internal yoga mat, makes absolute sense. It’s like I’ve known this all along, but didn’t have the courage to finally embody. I am ready. I am so very grateful for Kris’ book, and her telling her story and sharing so much healthy knowledge with the peeps.

I am so stoked! And, so excited to have more energy, feel lighter, and be doing less harm.

“Make juice, not war.” “Change your plate, and you will change your fate”. – Kris Carr

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Episode 85: Jennifer Wolfe Prenatal Yoga

By September 16, 2011 Podcast

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In Yoga Peeps Episode 85, Jennifer Wolfe, Doula and Prenatal Yoga Instructor, discusses her best selling prenatal dvd, poses for breech baby turning, and ones to avoid, to set intentions, finding where the intensity is in a pose or in pregnancy, exploring with consciousness, the fear/tension/pain cycle, how pleasure reaches the brain before pain, knowing what?s best for you based on how it feels, the idea of oneness nonseparateness that we are all connected, and to listen to your own inner teachings.

Listen Here: YogaPeeps_JenniferWolfe_080110.mp3

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Show Notes

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Episode 85: Jennifer Wolfe Prenatal Yoga ShowNotes

By September 16, 2011 shownotes

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Jennifer Wolfe Shownotes:
Doug Swenson – Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Amazon DVD: Prenatal Yoga
doula, hypnotherapist, best selling prenatal dvd, poses for breech baby turning, and ones to avoid, set itentions, where is the intensity in a pose or in pregnancy, explore with consciousness, fear/tension/pain cycle, pleasure reaches the brain before pain, knowing what’s best for you based on how it feels, oneness – nonseparateness – we are all connected, listen to the inner teachings,
Books she loves:
Krishnamurti
Music she loves:
Deva Premal
Jai Uttal
Website: www.jenniferwolfeyoga.com
Twitter:prenatal yoga
Facebook:prenatal yoga
Spinningbabies.com
Hi this is lara and welcome to yogapeeps, episode 85. Today I’m speaking with Jennifer Wolfe. She is a Registered Yoga Alliance Vinyasa Yoga instructor, Certified Master Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapist, Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator, Reiki master and a Mother. She’s attended over 400 births, has a best selling prenatal yoga dvd on amazon, and offers pregnancy coaching to women worldwide. You can find her online at
www.jenniferwolfeyoga.com
This episode is brought to you by Ultima Replenisher electrolyte mix. It’s sugar free, and is the most-advanced, balanced electrolyte drink available in the world. It is safe for pregnancy, mom’s, dad. ‘s, kids, athletes, seniors, diabetics, celiacs, vegetarians and vegans. And it tastes delicious, we love it! The first 5 listeners who message me on Twitter.com/larahedin with the word ultima, will win a free sample pak. Check them out at: ultimareplenisher.com
The music provided in this podcast is the song Guruji, from Sharon Gannon’s new album, Sharanam. Check it out online: http://www.jivamuktiyoga.com/boutique
Thank you for listening, for your emails, and for your donations at yogapeeps.com. Namaste.

Jennifer Wolfe Shownotes:

Doug Swenson – Vinyasa Flow Yoga

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DVD: Prenatal Yoga

Podcast Topics:

doula, hypnotherapist, best selling prenatal dvd, poses for breech baby turning, and ones to avoid, set itentions, where is the intensity in a pose or in pregnancy, explore with consciousness, fear/tension/pain cycle, pleasure reaches the brain before pain, knowing what’s best for you based on how it feels, oneness – nonseparateness – we are all connected, listen to the inner teachings

Books she loves:

Krishnamurti

Music she loves:

Deva Premal

Jai Uttal

Twitter:@prenatal yoga

Facebook: Jennifer Wolfe Prenatal yoga

Website: www.jenniferwolfeyoga.com

Podcast Music: Guruji, from Sharon Gannon’s new album, Sharanam.

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Episode 84: Clive Mayhew, Founder Yoga Aid

By July 21, 2010 Podcast

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In Episode 84, Clive Mayhew, the Founder of Yoga Aid, and Lara talk about the cultural differences of giving, Yoga Aid in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, US, Wanderlust in Tahoe in July, to raise money for Off the Mat into the World, how yoga has changed his life, and how making time for it changes everything, honesty, authenticity in your life, and how to enjoy life, by serving others.

Listen Here: YogaPeeps_072110_CliveMayhew_YogaAid.mp3

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Show Notes

About Yoga Aid

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By July 21, 2010 shownotes

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Present at the Asia Yoga Conference – Hong Kong
Cultural differences of giving, Yoga Aid in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, US
Wanderlust to raise money for Off the Mat into the World
Yoga Ambassadors – People who organize
Yoga Leaders – People who teach
Mark’s Teachers:
Swami Saraswataji
Mark Whitwell
Baron Baptiste
the Yoga community
Books He Loves:
The Element, How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson
Bihar Yoga Books
Path to Holistic Health, BKS Iyengar
Music he Loves:
David Bowie
Krishna Das
Ty Burhoe
Sacred Earth, Australia
MC Yogi – Free MC Yogi, Give Love Download at YogaAid.com

Website:

www.yogaaid.com

Yoga Aid present at the Asia Yoga Conference – Hong Kong

Yoga Aid present at WanderLust, to raise money for Off the Mat into the World

Yoga Ambassadors – People who organize

Yoga Leaders – People who teach

Mark’s Teachers:

Swami Saraswataji

Mark Whitwell

Baron Baptiste

the Yoga community

Books He Loves:

The Element, How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson

Bihar Yoga Books

Path to Holistic Health, BKS Iyengar

Music he Loves:

David Bowie

Krishna Das

Ty Burhoe

Sacred Earth, Australia

MC Yogi – Free MC Yogi, Give Love Download at YogaAid.com

Podcast Music:

Give Love, MC Yogi

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Episode 83: Michael Taylor Strala Yoga NYC

By June 10, 2010 Podcast

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In this episode, Michael and I talk about his desire to be for health instead of sickness, yoga connecting you to you, the best teachers connect you to you, how you tune into you, advice for teachers-Do a lot of yoga, tuning into yourself rather than tuning out, paying attention, to stop separating things into their parts, and instead see the whole – “eating the avocado”, music being a direct path in, a mood shaper, intellectualizing things can really stand in the way of actually experiencing them, when you can hear your own body it’s easier to take good care of yourself – yoga is a great tool for tuning in, the poses come from you when you’re ready, not from mimicking others, and lots more! Click the link below to listen and “tune in”.

Listen to the Interview: YogaPeeps_MichaelTaylor_ 060910.mp3

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Episode 83: Michael Taylor Show Notes

By June 10, 2010 shownotes

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Books:
Michael Pollen – In Defense of Food
Tara Stiles – Slim Calm Sexy
Osho – Love Freedom and Aloneness
Ram Das – Still Here
Herman Hesse – Siddhartha
Carlos Casteneda – Journey to Xtlan
Piper – Orange is the New Black
Music:
Willie Nelson
Leonard Skynard
John lennon
Krishna Das
Website:
www.stralayoga.com
Twitter:
www.twitter.com/michaeltaylor8
Jason – MindBodyGreen.com, twitter.com/mindbodygreen
Peeps he wants to hear interviewed on YogaPeeps:
Michael Pollen
Tara Stiles

Books:

Michael Pollen – In Defense of Food

Tara Stiles – Slim Calm Sexy

Osho – Love Freedom and Aloneness

Ram Das – Still?Here

Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha

Carlos Castaneda – Journey to Ixtlan

Piper Kerman – Orange is the New Black

Music:

Willie Nelson

Lynyrd Skynyrd

John Lennon

Krishna Das

Website:

www.stralayoga.com

Twitter:

www.twitter.com/michaeltaylor8

www.twitter.com/tarastiles

Jason Wachobwww.MindBodyGreen.com, twitter.com/mindbodygreen

Peeps he wants to hear interviewed on YogaPeeps:

Michael Pollan

Tara Stiles

Jason Wachob (MindBodyGreen)

Nadya Andreeva

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