Category Archives: Interviews

Podcast #42 – Exposing Yoga Myths (part 4)

Oh, so much more we discuss. Listen here for: Some things that we love about yoga in our personal practice and how we use it as a tool with students and clients. Yes, our book criticizes concepts often taught in yoga teacher trainings. Being critical doesn’t mean that we’re being negative. We’re criticizing something we love because we want to make it better. Some thoughts on the importance of critical thinking. Click here for Ariana’s article for Mind Body Green. Hit us up and share your thoughts 🙂 #complimentsandwich  

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 3. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

Here’s part 3 of our interview with Ariana. We wrap up our conversation talking about lies of the yoga and fitness industry. Does yoga give you long and lean muscles? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The cleansing craze. Rage Against the Machine. Fuck you! I won’t do what you tell me! Please share your thoughts.

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 2. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

Enjoyed the first interview? Here’s the second in which we continue to discuss cultural (mis)appropriation, making money off of yoga and the Dunning–Kruger effect. Let us know what you think.

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 1. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

We talk to our friend and colleague, Ariana from Yoga and Beyond about our upcoming ebook, Exposing Yoga Myths. Amidst all the giggling and cursing we discuss the provenance of SMARTer Bodies, cultural misappropriation in the yoga world, infallible gurus, and how we’re not afraid to contextualize yoga in science and physiology. Enjoy!

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A Discussion About Mindfulness With Dr. Peregrine Kavros

Dr. Peregrine Kavros is a friend of ours who is a licensed Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist who provides individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, and sex therapy.  She founded Management Focus to address the often overlooked needs of students and professionals in academia and the workplace: Among the many tools she uses, Dr. Kavros has found that mindfulness techniques can change the moods that control your life.  So, obviously we wanted to pick her brain and share with you what makes her work with others so successful. She explains the neuroscience that proves that there is indeed a connection between emotions and Read more…

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Our Interview with Yoga Foster’s Nicole Cardoza

In case you haven’t heard of Yoga Foster now is the time to get acquainted.  This is one of the yoga-driven organizations that makes New York City an amazing place to grow up.  Here’s what they’re all about: Yoga Foster is a non-profit initiative that fosters creativity through the children’s yoga practice. We empower yoga volunteers to teach creativity-based children’s yoga classes at schools and community centers for no charge. It basically doesn’t get any better does it?  We know the City’s public schools’ budgets are always being trimmed, after school and arts programs often being the first to get Read more…

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Interview with William Broad, NOT a Yoga Basher!

We were fortunate enough to snag an interview with possibly the most spoken about man in the yoga community these days, William Broad.  The author of the book, The Science of Yoga, had some interesting reactions and comments to make about the recent controversy surrounding that article and was kind enough to answer other questions.  We may not agree with everything in the book and you might not either, but, as serious yoga teachers, we are thrilled to see material like this entering the mainstream of yoga culture! “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” broke down the secrecy surrounding the idea Read more…

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