Episode 82: Claire Missingham Vinyasa Flow UK

By May 21, 2010 Podcast

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In this episode Claire and Lara talk about Sufism, seeing people as love – all consuming love, the wonderful discipline involved in a daily yoga practice, Tantra, to intend, parenthood improving her teaching, the feeling state – the bhavanam, feel yoga instead of “doing it”, to find the authenticity in each one of us, the most important point of the practice is union with the divine, to stay inspired, refining Vinyasa Flow Yoga, her work for Yoga Journal, Shaktified Women’s Retreat, Satya, Santosha, Sdvayaya, Surrendering, her inspirations, her dvd and her writing.

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Episode 82: Claire Missingham Vinyasa Flow UK

By May 21, 2010 shownotes

Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Triyoga.co.uk
Sufis – Rumi & Hafiz
Huffington Post Blog
Priana Vanda Tantric text
Influencial teachers:
Daniel Odie
Lauren Roche – The Radiant Sutras
Ruth White – Iyengar
Jivamukti Yoga
Pattabhi Jois – Lakshmi Puram
Bihar School of Yoga
Books:
The Radiant Sutras – Lauren Roche
The Yoga of Madra Mudra
Spanda Karikas – Daniel Odie
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathon Saffron Fowler
Yoga School Dropout – Lucy Edge
The Handbag and Wellies Yoga Club -Lucy Edge
Yoga Journal
nitin sawhney – musician
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Vinyasa Flow Yoga Triyoga.co.uk

Influencial teachers:

Pattabhi Jois – Lakshmi Puram
Books:

Music:

Nitin Sawhney – musician

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Episode 81: Eoin Finn Show Notes

By May 9, 2010 shownotes

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DVDs available:
Amazon
Rei
Lululemon
Blissology.com – all sequences available online
Camp Moomba for Kids impacted with aids – Yogathon, Yoga Aid, Global Mala
Influential Teachers:
Joseph Campbell – The Power of Myth
Dalai Lama
Goia Irwin
Susan Apotion – Body Mind Psycotherapy
Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad
Nadia Toraman
Deepak Chopra
Books:
David Suzuki – The Sacred Balance
David Hawkins – Power vs Force
Music:
Link to Blog Post on music

The Pursuit of Happy Hips DVDs available at:

Amazon

Rei

Lululemon

HappyHipsDVD

Blissology.com – all sequences available online

Camp Moomba for Kids impacted with aids – Yogathon, Yoga Aid, Global Mala

Influential Teachers:

Joseph Campbell – The Power of Myth

Dalai Lama

Gioia Irwin

Susan Aposhyan – Body Mind Psychotherapy

Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad

Nadia Toraman

Deepak Chopra

Books:

David Suzuki – The Sacred Balance

David Hawkins – Power vs Force

Music:

Eoin’s Top Yoga Tunes

Website:

www.eoinfinnyoga.com

Podcast Music:

She’s Coming Deep Down, Azoora

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Episode 81: Eoin Finn Blissologist

By May 9, 2010 Podcast

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In this episode Eoin and Lara talk about?Hammock Enlightment, Blissology – the art of being happy, balancing with the web of life, love as a force in the universe like gravity, his work with Lululemon and Olympic athletes, his new DVD The Pursuit of Happy Hips, as well as Everyday Yoga shot in Bali (coming soon), 200+hr Yoga Alliance Teacher’s Training on Vancouver Island, opening yourself up, getting into your natural environment, superflow – the practice of moving in ways that traditional yoga practice doesn’t allow, the chakra system, dealing with anger and conflict with Love, nature appreciation, seeing the light in people’s eyes, rating the prana in your food, gratitude, teaching in the US, and connection on Facebook.

Hammock Enlightment, Blissology – the art of being happy, balancing with the web of life, love is a force in the universe, like gravity, his work with Lululemon and Olympic athletes, His new DVD The Pursuit of Happy Hips, Everyday Yoga shot in Bali, 200+hr Yoga Alliance Teacher’s Training on Vancouver Island, Opening yourself up, getting into your natural environment, superflow – moving in ways other than traditional yoga practice doesn’t allow, chakra system, dealing with anger and conflict with Love, nature appretiation, seeing the light in people’s eyes, rating the prana in your food, gratitude, teaching in the US, connection on Faceboo

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By May 4, 2010 Blog

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Crissy, from Indego Africa emailed me this week, and told me about their awesome new yoga bags.

She wrote, “We are Indego Africa a social enterprise part of the Fair Trade Federation that makes high-quality, gorgeous handicrafts that empower women artisans in Rwanda to lift themselves out of poverty.? While our?Yoga Bags are versatile and beautifully made, these products also tell a great story.? All proceeds go towards?training programsfor the women in entrepreneurship, management, literacy, computers, and microfinance. Many of our remarkable women care for several children and are the sole providers for their households”.

Check out their newest style of yoga bags, just in time for Mother?s Day.?These fantastic bags are handcrafted from Dutch wax cloth and have a zipper all the way up the side for easy packing and unpacking, plus a separate pocket for wallets, keys. You can learn more about their products and see photos and videos of the amazing women at?www.indegoafrica.org.

I love this bag, and the women who made it.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Episode 80: Dana Smith-Rogers Show Notes

By May 3, 2010 shownotes

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ShowNotes:
AM/PM Yoga Rodney Yee & Patricia Walden
Influential Teachers:
Rodney Yee
Patricia Walden
Shiva Rea
Ana Forrest
Sharon Gannon & David Life
Books:
Light On Yoga, BKS Iyengar
Meditations from the Mat, Rolf Gates
Thich nat Han
Music:
Stan Richardson
Yoga Soul – Various Artists
Lewong Gachong – Wind Flutes
Thai Yoga Massage – Energy Work, Accuprassure, light yoga stretches
Yama: Ahimsa
Niyama: svadhyaya (study of scriptures & self)
The Yamas and Niyamas, Deborah Adele
Love to Hear:
Shiva Rea
Podshow Music: Africana, by 1000psi
Website: http://www.essenceyoga.net/danasmith-rogers.htm
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SE_Yoga
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/yogadiva3
YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/yogadiva76
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=355825325

ShowNotes:

DVD AM/PM Yoga Rodney Yee & Patricia Walden

Influential Teachers:

Rodney Yee

Patricia Walden

Shiva Rea

Ana Forrest

Sharon Gannon & David Life

Books:

Light On Yoga, BKS Iyengar

Meditations from the Mat, Rolf Gates

Thich Nhat Hanh

Music:

Stan Richardson

Yoga Soul – Various Artists

Lewong Gachong – Wind Flutes

Thai Yoga Massage – Energy Work, Acupressure, light yoga stretches

Yama/Niyama: Ahimsa

Limb: Svadhyaya (study of scriptures & self)

The Yamas and Niyamas, Deborah Adele

Love to Hear:

Shiva Rea

Podshow Music: Africana, by 1000psi

Website: http://www.essenceyoga.net/danasmith-rogers.htm

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SE_Yoga

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yogadiva3

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/yogadiva76

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=355825325

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Episode 80: Dana Smith-Rogers

By May 3, 2010 Podcast

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In this episode Dana and Lara talk about Thai Yoga Massage, being the Yoga Diva, a Reiki Master, her group Life Coaching online, starting where you are, being grateful for your experience, allowing your yoga to happen, challenge in Hanumasana, practicing detachment, ahimsa, Pranayama – to help and ease asthma, her message: the spiritual essense of yoga is you, to release judgements, and to seek the love and light in life.

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Eoin Finn: The Pursuit of Happy Hips

By April 26, 2010 Blog
Eoin Finn, a Vancouver based superflow surfin’ yogi Blissologist, just released a new DVD, The Pursuit of Happy Hips. I caught up with him this week and asked him about it.
Hi Eoin, It’s been a couple of years since our first interview,
1.) What have you been up to? How was Bali?
Bali was amazing and so inspiring. We spent three and a half months there last year. Even though I love what I do, mostly when we were there we were filming. We filmed an epic 6 yoga routines and 6 meditation routines for an upcoming project called “Everyday Yoga and Meditation.” It’s was a huge undertaking to say the least but Bali is no place where you really want to work; the internet is slow, the pace of life is slow, it’s hot and there is so much yoga and surfing to do. It was nice to go back this year with little agenda except to really relax and enjoy what we love as individuals and as a couple. If you have never heard of it, you have to go to the Bali Spirit Festival next year for 5 days of Yoga, Dance and Music. It was amazing to teach and share in the energy there.
Right now, I am just enjoying being home, surfing, doing yoga, taking in the culture of Vancouver and spending time in my hammock under all these amazing cherry blossoms. May is going to get busy editing again.
2.) I know you have an awesome new DVD you just released, The Pursuit of Happy Hips. Tell us about it?
The Pursuit of Happy Hips turned out better than we could have expected. It came about from my 6 years of working with Olympic Athletes and lululemon elite ambassadors. They all really love the benefits of yoga because it brings balance back to their lives and to helps them excel at their activities. Because they travel so much they asked if we could make them a DVD they could do on the road. This was the original inspiration.
These athletes have insane fitness levels so sometimes they want a yoga routine that is challenging for their fitness, but sometimes they are just tired from training and traveling so the yoga needs to be more restorative. As a result some routines are more mellow and some are physically challenging.
Also, even on the more challenging routines, I went deep into alignment and took a slower approach. My deal with the athletes is that if they ever hurt themselves when they were training on the road, I would do their competition for them. I didn’t have much desire to go off a ski jump doing a million flips or go down a bobsled run headfirst so this slow, detailed approach is key.
I also love the music and the audio tracks laid down by other teachers to Olympians Tracey Delfs and Insiya, my wife.
The DVD is so good for the general public and not just Olympians.
3.) Why the Hips?
First off, we don’t just focus on the hips only making sure the routines address the needs of all parts f the body and mind, but there is definitely an emphasis on hip opening and balancing.
The original idea for this hip focus comes from the athletes themselves. Most of the Olympians talked about restricted range of motion in their hips them because they use their legs so much as such a power source.
On a deeper level, the pelvis is functionally the foundation for the spine, and so much of our health is related to our spine. It is also the connecting place between the upper and lower body and it is a place where culturally we feel so many taboos. In a really simple sense, opening up the hips is such a fast track to deep bliss and that’s what we are all about.
4.) The DVD is shot so well, with scenes in Whistler, and Vancouver. Absolutely gorgeous. I love practicing outside with you guys every week at my home here in Santa Barbara. Tell me about the different sections, Easy Street, World Champion Hips, Hot Chocolate, All Downhill – How are they different?
Yeah, as I mentioned some routines are super mellow and some really challenge your fitness. We expanded on the ski map idea and rated the routines in terms of green dots for the more mellow ones and black diamond for the more challenging. I am big into nature and even though it makes for extra challenges shooting outdoors, I think great scenery is the key. A big part of Yoga for me is about connecting to Nature.
The great thing about this DVD is we started with 2 1/2 hours of routines that get edited down into sub routines. Our past DVDs have had about an hour and a half, so there is tons of different material for each routine
We also have 2 others coming up on the new blissology.com website when it launches in mid May. One of them is free with thePursuit of Happy Hips DVD called ‘Tantric Trail ‘ and the other is ‘Double Diamond Hips’ which, as the name suggests, involves super deep hip opening with half and full lotus variations. I’ve been testing it a lot this week and I feel high every day!
5.) What’s coming up for you?Always lots. I was listening to Deepak Chopra’s Radio show and he interviewed the author of a book called ‘Well Being, the Five Elements’ and he said that only twenty percent of the population enjoy their work. That’s insane, because my work is my art and my offering, I love it.I think one of the main things I want to do is get the Blissology idea out in the world since I feel it is a key philosophy that can help give voice and momentum to the environmental movement and bring more kindness into the world. I just got a U.S. Visa which is amazing because I have never been able to teach in the U.S so I really look forward to sharing what I do there. May is going to find me in our Vancouver Island home a lot where we will be surfing, yoga-ing and editing the Every Day Yoga and Mediation DVD series. We may line up a couple of classes in Cali.
Mostly I want to write. I seriously pray every time I get on a plane that the plane can not crash until I write some of the books I have in mind. It is my life mission to get it down on paper. Writing is my big, big passion.I also want to practice and spread Hammock Enlightenment. I think it key for saving the world. I want to set up our relaxation sites in different cities we visit.Other than that, spending time with Insiya and considering starting a family… Wow, did I say that?!?
Thank you so much for chatting with us today. People can find you at your blog and website, eoinfinnyoga.com, where you have more free yoga downloads, info about your Teacher Trainings, and YES Retreats. You’re also launching blissology.com, which we’ll look out for in the coming months.
To win a FREE copy of Eoin’s new DVD, leave a comment to this blog post, about how you found your “bliss” while practicing yoga. One person will be chosen at random, by May 1st, and annonuced here. You can also DM me your short response on Twitter.com/larahedin.

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Eoin Finn, a Vancouver based superflow surfin’ yogi Blissologist, just released a new DVD, The Pursuit of Happy Hips. I caught up with him this week and asked him about it.

Lara: Hi Eoin, It’s been a couple of years since our first interview, what have you been up to? How was Bali?

Eoin: Bali was amazing and so inspiring. We spent three and a half months there last year. Even though I love what I do, mostly when we were there we were filming. We filmed an epic 6 yoga routines and 6 meditation routines for an upcoming project called “Everyday Yoga and Meditation.” It’s was a huge undertaking to say the least but Bali is no place where you really want to work; the internet is slow, the pace of life is slow, it’s hot and there is so much yoga and surfing to do. It was nice to go back this year with little agenda except to really relax and enjoy what we love as individuals and as a couple. If you have never heard of it, you have to go to the Bali Spirit Festival next year for 5 days of Yoga, Dance and Music. It was amazing to teach and share in the energy there.

Right now, I am just enjoying being home, surfing, doing yoga, taking in the culture of Vancouver and spending time in my hammock under all these amazing cherry blossoms. May is going to get busy editing again.

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L: I know you have an awesome new DVD you just released, The Pursuit of Happy Hips. Tell us about it.

E: The Pursuit of Happy Hips turned out better than we could have expected. It came about from my 6 years of working with Olympic Athletes and lululemon elite ambassadors. They all really love the benefits of yoga because it brings balance back to their lives and to helps them excel at their activities. Because they travel so much they asked if we could make them a DVD they could do on the road. This was the original inspiration.

These athletes have insane fitness levels so sometimes they want a yoga routine that is challenging for their fitness, but sometimes they are just tired from training and traveling so the yoga needs to be more restorative. As a result some routines are more mellow and some are physically challenging.

Also, even on the more challenging routines, I went deep into alignment and took a slower approach. My deal with the athletes is that if they ever hurt themselves when they were training on the road, I would do their competition for them. I didn’t have much desire to go off a ski jump doing a million flips or go down a bobsled run headfirst so this slow, detailed approach is key.

I also love the music and the audio tracks laid down by other teachers to Olympians Tracey Delfs and Insiya, my wife.

The DVD is so good for the general public and not just Olympians.

L: Why the Hips?

E: First off, we don’t just focus on the hips only making sure the routines address the needs of all parts f the body and mind, but there is definitely an emphasis on hip opening and balancing.

The original idea for this hip focus comes from the athletes themselves. Most of the Olympians talked about restricted range of motion in their hips them because they use their legs so much as such a power source.

On a deeper level, the pelvis is functionally the foundation for the spine, and so much of our health is related to our spine. It is also the connecting place between the upper and lower body and it is a place where culturally we feel so many taboos. In a really simple sense, opening up the hips is such a fast track to deep bliss and that’s what we are all about.

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L: The DVD is shot so well, with scenes in Whistler, and Vancouver. Absolutely gorgeous. I love practicing outside with you guys every week at my home with the DVD. Tell me about the different sections, Easy Street, World Champion Hips, Hot Chocolate, All Downhill – How are they different?

E: Yeah, as I mentioned some routines are super mellow and some really challenge your fitness. We expanded on the ski map idea and rated the routines in terms of green dots for the more mellow ones and black diamond for the more challenging. I am big into nature and even though it makes for extra challenges shooting outdoors, I think great scenery is the key. A big part of Yoga for me is about connecting to Nature.

The great thing about this DVD is we started with 2 1/2 hours of routines that get edited down into sub routines. Our past DVDs have had about an hour and a half, so there is tons of different material for each routine

We also have 2 others coming up on the new blissology.com website when it launches in mid May. One of them is free with thePursuit of Happy Hips DVD called ‘Tantric Trail ‘ and the other is ‘Double Diamond Hips’ which, as the name suggests, involves super deep hip opening with half and full lotus variations. I’ve been testing it a lot this week and I feel high every day!

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L: What’s coming up for you?

E: Always lots. I was listening to Deepak Chopra’s Radio show and he interviewed the author of a book called ‘Well Being, the Five Elements’ and he said that only twenty percent of the population enjoy their work. That’s insane, because my work is my art and my offering, I love it.I think one of the main things I want to do is get the Blissology idea out in the world since I feel it is a key philosophy that can help give voice and momentum to the environmental movement and bring more kindness into the world. I just got a U.S. Visa which is amazing because I have never been able to teach in the U.S so I really look forward to sharing what I do there. May is going to find me in our Vancouver Island home a lot where we will be surfing, yoga-ing and editing the Every Day Yoga and Mediation DVD series. We may line up a couple of classes in Cali.

Mostly I want to write. I seriously pray every time I get on a plane that the plane can not crash until I write some of the books I have in mind. It is my life mission to get it down on paper. Writing is my big, big passion.I also want to practice and spread Hammock Enlightenment. I think it key for saving the world. I want to set up our relaxation sites in different cities we visit.Other than that, spending time with Insiya and considering starting a family… Wow, did I say that?!?

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Thank you so much for chatting with us today. People can find you at your blog and website, www.eoinfinnyoga.com, where you have more free yoga downloads, info about your Teacher Trainings, and YES Retreats. You’re also launching www.blissology.com, which we’ll look out for in the coming months.

You can pick up a copy of the DVD at Amazon. To win a FREE copy of Eoin’s new DVD, look for Eoin’s audio interview coming out here on Yoga Peeps next week, with details on how to win.

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Episode 79: Laura Colvin-Brown Flagstaff Yoga Festival ShowNotes

By April 24, 2010 shownotes

Laura

Bisbee Yoga Festival
Unlimited Thought, San Antonio, Texas
Influential Teachers:
The Living Yoga program.com, Austin, Texas
Charles maceery, Ellen Smith
Angela Farmer
Vanda Scaravelli
Erich Schiffman
Yamas/Niyamas:
Satya – Truth
Books She Loves:
Happy Yoga, Steve Ross
From the Inside Out, Victor Van Kooten
Light On Yoga, BKS
Jivamukti, Sharon Gannon David Life
Awakening the Spine, Vanda Scravelli
Music:
Heated classes: Moby, The Republic Tigers
Influenced by:
Irish and English Folk music – fiddle and flute – boppy celtic stuff
Shoogle Misty
Huge Crowd Teaching: Listen to Yourself and your own Body, like coming home
Love to hear on YogaPeeps:
Donna Farhi, Erich Shiffman
Podcast Music: Wild Mountain Thyme, Brobdingnagian Bards

Show Notes:

Bisbee Yoga Festival

Unlimited Thought, San Antonio, Texas

Influential Teachers:

The Living Yoga program.com, Austin, Texas

Charles MacInerney, Ellen Smith

Angela Farmer

Vanda Scaravelli

Erich Schiffman

Yamas/Niyamas:

Satya – Truth

Books She Loves:

Happy Yoga, Steve Ross

From the Inside Out, Victor Van Kooten

Light On Yoga, BKS

Jivamukti, Sharon Gannon David Life

Awakening the Spine, Vanda Scaravelli

Music She Loves:

Heated classes: Moby, The Republic Tigers

Irish and English Folk music – fiddle and flute – boppy celtic stuff

Shooglenifty

Huge Crowd Teaching: Listen to Yourself and your own Body, like coming home

Love to hear on YogaPeeps:

Donna Farhi, Erich Schiffman

Podcast Music: Wild Mountain Thyme, Brobdingnagian Bards

Websites:

www.Flagstaffyogafestival.com

www.virtualtarotschool.com

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Episode 79: Laura Colvin-Brown Flagstaff Yoga Festival

By April 24, 2010 Podcast

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In this episode Laura and Lara talk about Kundalini, Tarot, Archatypes of Universal Experience, The Flagstaff Yoga Festival, childcare at the festival, making the festival accessible for everyone, parenting as the deepest yoga you can do, filling your own cup first, finding your own path in yoga, bringing in all types and paths of yoga, handstand difficulties/benefits, waking up the endocrine system, open your eyes and really listen to the truth being revealed, how can I serve?, bones growing in spirals, and your own experience being the mightiest.

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