Welcome to Yoga Voice! The idea for this podcast came as I crossed the Australian desert on my motorcycle. I rode 19000 klm around Australia and listened to a lot of podcasts along the way. I was influenced and inspired by what I was listening to and wanted to create a conversation about yoga with the beautiful and brave people who teach it. When Im riding I experience moments of profound clarity and presence. I become open to receive the teachings in whatever form they may come and am inspired to bring the practice into everything that I do. It is from this space of deep gratitude and wild adventure that Yoga Voice was born. I hope you enjoy and contribute to the evolving conversation of yoga.

You can download the show by going to Itunes here or you can click on the link to the right for the latest shows and that will take you to a site where you can listen or download without using Itunes.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Nathalie Saunderson

In this interview Nathalie shares with us an honest and raw account of her struggle with anorexia and her eventual recovery. It is this struggle which brought her to the practice and continues to inspire her teaching today.  Our greatest teachings always seem to come from the darkest of circumstances. It is the climbing out of these circumstances which gives us our deepest compassion, wisdom and humility.  I am so grateful to those who are willing to share their struggle as a way to help others. Nat has had a strong and dedicated practice for almost 10 years and brings a beautiful depth to her teaching.
Nathalie is synthesizing her love of nature and her love of yoga and holding retreats on Bowen island.  Find more information here http://santoshayogashala.ca/

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lawrence Jacob Milman

I first met Lawrence during an Anusara immersion in Sydney, Australia. Lawrence was already Anusara Inspired and had been a dedicated teacher for years. What I noticed right away was how engaged and curious he was in the material that he had studied time and time again.  His desire to learn all that he can about this practice is clear and it's that same desire and dedication that will allow him to keep evolving as a student and teacher and inspire others to do the same. One year later I moved back to Vancouver only to find Lawrence teaching at Yyoga! He calls many places home and unfortunately his time in Vancouver was transitory, Sydney's got him now! Lawrence seems to have a surplus of energy and I found myself getting more and more excited as our conversation grew legs.  Before this interview I had decided I was going to make the podcasts shorter and then Lawrence bounced through my door and it's the longest one yet! Its worth it though and for the first time in Yoga Voices long time history we talk about ......John Friend.......and Lawrence says some yoga type things in Russian.

His newest home and my favorite yoga studio in all of Sydney, Preshana Yoga Studio.  You're in for a good time Sydneysiders

His blog

Pure Yoga Hong Kong, where Lawrence and many other amazing people have taught and learned.

Ill keep you posted on his Russian Studio. 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Julie Peters

Julie Peters is a yoga teacher, studio owner, writer and spoken word poet. Julie brings her emotional intelligence and creativity to everything she does.  Her classes are rich with metaphors, poetry and authenticity.  Julie is the owner of Eastside yoga studio, a space that was built on the genuine heart of the East Vancouver community. You can find everything you need to know about the studio here, including Julies upcoming teacher training this summer

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Emelia Symington Fedy

Emelia Symington Fedy is Vancouvers only AcroYoga teacher!  She is also one of the funniest people I know and a natural story teller. I have to admit, after this interview I had to Wikipedia "mound of Venus," am I the only one who had never heard this term before??  Emelia has a way of turning her dark and shameful experiences into zany bits of comedic relief. Check out her off beat essays at http://tryingtobegood.com/2012/03/05/brazilian-waxing-as-spiritual-practice/
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The Salt spring center of yoga, Emelia and I both took our 200 hour teacher training here. I absolutely love this place and highly recommend it.

You can also see her teaching schedule at www.acroyoga.org  Look under her name Emelia Symington Fedy to find upcoming classes in your area.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jodie Neault

This weeks interview is with Vancouvers Rocket Yoga teacher Jodie Neault. Click her name to the right of this post to download! Jodie came over to my place, which used to be her place, and sat on my couch and told me her story. She talks about her dramatic weight loss through yoga and how the practice changed her relationship to her body and introduced her to the healing practices of pranayama. She also shares with us how yoga carried her through one of the most difficult things a person can go through and the affect it still has on her practice today. She reminded me that most days you only get one chance to practice yoga asana, one chance to do the pose so give it all you got, sweat it out, be present.  Being present is a lesson I learn over and over again, this moment is the only one we have so why is it so hard to stay in it?
Yoga helps, that's all I know!
Jodie teaches Ashtanga, core, flow, power and Yhot at the Yaletown and Highgate Yyoga locations
And she also teaches Hatha Yoga at Sanga, a beautiful community studio in Dunbar.
Here are a few links to Its Yoga and the Rocket series for those of you who want to check it out:
Enjoy the conversation!!