The Love of Yoga

The Love of Yoga

Hosted by: Anjali Rao

The Love of Yoga Podcast connects to the expansiveness of the teachings of Yoga through provocative conversations with Yoga scholars, changemakers, and thought leaders. Our intention is to provide avenues of access...

Episodes

02. Belonging, Cultural Appropriation, & Tibetan Buddhism

Season #4

Chemi Lhamo is a community organizer and a human rights activist. She served as the Community Health Lead at Parkdale People’s Economy and on the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust’s board. She is recognized in...
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01. The Trauma of Caste with Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Season #4

Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a Dalit Civil rights artist, organizer, and theorist who has worked with hundreds of organizations to better understand the urgent issues of racial, caste, and gender equity. Working across...
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Coming Soon: The Love of Yoga

Season #4

Coming Soon: The Love of Yoga Podcast Take a listen to this excerpt from Anjali's interview with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, author of The Trauma of Caste: A Dalit Feminist Meditation on Survivorship, Healing, and...
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069. The Nuances of Accessibility in Yoga

Season #3

In this final episode of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Anjali and Jivana discuss:  What does it mean to make yoga accessible? The danger of oversimplifying a yoga practice The importance of reflecting on who we...
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068. Radical Honesty with Saira Rao

Season #3

Saira (NOT Sara) Rao grew up in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Indian immigrants. For forty years, she wasted her precious time aspiring to be white and accepted by dominant white society, a futile task for...
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067. Practice Isn’t Meant to “Fix”, It’s Meant to Heal

Season #3

Teo Drake is an organizer, a teacher, and an artisan who works in wood and steel. As a queer and trans long-term HIV/AIDS survivor, the practices and philosophies of yoga and Buddhism have been both life-saving and...
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066. The Audacity of Hope for Yoga

Season #3

Tejal Patel is a first-generation Indian American yoga teacher, writer, podcaster, and community organizer. She advocates for yoga through a social justice lens and educates and empowers individuals and groups around...
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065. Yoga & Cancer with Anusha Wijeyakumar

Season #3

Anusha is the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital, one of the top rated hospitals in the USA where she leads on integrative medicine and implementing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental health...
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064. The Accessible Yoga Podcast LIVE!

Season #3

The Accessible Yoga Podcast is back for Season 3 with a live podcast recording as a part of the grand opening of the new Accessible Yoga Community! In this special episode, Jivana and Anjali discuss: The new...
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063. Community & Innovation in Yoga - Podcast Season 2 Recap & What’s Next

Season #2

In this Season 2 finale, Amber and Jivana discuss: Their lives and current challenges How our activism and practice is showing up for us in this moment Amber’s bike reels on instagram Themes from Season 2: Community...
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062. Yoga & Pelvic Health with Shannon Crow

Season #2

Shannon Crow is the host of The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast and a consultant for yoga teachers. She shares what she has learned (and continues to learn) as a yoga entrepreneur. She’s also the founder of Pelvic...
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061. American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal with Kerri Kelly

Season #2

A community organizer, wellness activist and author of the book American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal, Kerri is recognized across communities for her work to bridge transformational practice...
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