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Join Darren as he sits down with Leslie Howard, a renowned yoga teacher with a focus on the pelvic floor, in this enlightening episode. Leslie discusses the unique needs of transgender individuals, including those undergoing hormone replacement therapy and gender confirmation surgery. Delving into the essentials of trans yoga, they explore how gender affirming care can transform lives within the LGBTQ+ community. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in how yoga can support trans women, trans men, and non-binary individuals through their journeys. Don't miss this powerful discussion on transgender yoga, the broader transgender debate, and the vital message that gender affirming care saves lives. Connect with Leslie READ: Pelvic Liberation: Using Yoga, Self-Inquiry, and Breath Awareness for Pelvic Health Connect with Darren Main
Almost all of us struggle with depression or know someone who does. In this episode, renowned mental health advocate and author of So-Called Normal, Mark Henick, shares his personal journey through depression and suicidal thinking and provides insightful tips and practical advice for those struggling with depression.  Join Darren Main and Mark Henick as they delve into the transformative potential of holistic health practices like yoga and meditation in addressing the complexities of depression and suicidal thinking. RESOURCES • If you or someone you know needs support, you can contact the National Suicide Hotline. Send an SMS Text to 988 Connect With Mark Henick Mark's Website Purchase So-Called Normal: Connect with Darren Main Darren's Website, Social Media and Free Meditation Course
In this insightful episode, we delve into the art of teaching yoga during challenging and stressful times. Join the conversation between Darren Main and Amy Ippoliti, the author of The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional's Guide to a Fulfilling Career. Amy Ippoliti, celebrated for her innovative approach to yoga and wellness, shares her expertise in adapting yoga practices to meet the demands of contemporary life. This episode is not just a discussion; it's a treasure trove of wisdom for yoga teachers looking to deepen their impact and provide a sanctuary of calm and resilience through their teaching. Whether you're a seasoned yoga instructor or new to the field, this conversation between Darren Main and Amy Ippoliti offers valuable perspectives and tools to help you guide your students through these turbulent times. RESOURCES • Learn More about Amy Ippoliti: • Learn More about Darren Main purchase: The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional's Guide to a Fulfilling Career
Join Darren Main in this insightful episode of 'Living Yoga' as he chats with Sarah Ezrin, author of 'The Yoga of Parenting.' Dive deep into the transformative world of yoga and how it offers valuable parenting tips, advice, and hacks. Learn how the ancient practices can be the key to stress management for parents, ensuring self-care, balance, and holistic well-being. From breathwork to mindful meditation, discover the tools every parent needs in their arsenal. Don’t miss out on this union of yoga wisdom and modern-day parenting insights. Subscribe for more enlightening interviews and yoga-based solutions. READ: The Yoga of Parenting CONNECT AND FOLLOW Sarah Ezrin Darren Main
Now that The Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade and states are criminalizing abortion and passing more restrictive abortion laws, millions of women have fewer choices and are left to navigate healthcare decisions without the support of a trusted doctor or clinics. • How can women in states that have criminalized abortion end a pregnancy safely?  • When is it safe to get an abortion using abortive drugs?  • How can women get medical advice remotely in states that have abortion bans? • When should a woman see a doctor about complications? • How do I minimize legal risk when discussing reproductive medicine with a healthcare provider?  In this episode, Nurse Practitioner and wellness coach Jill Baker offers important advice for making reproductive health care choices in our post Roe v. Wade world. She discusses issues like Morning-After pills, abortive pills that induce a miscarriage, IUDs, and legal issues faced by both women and their healthcare providers. She also offers important guidance about when to seek medical attention should complications arise while using abortive drugs at home. _______________ RESOURCES Jill Baker Wellness: Abortions Resources and Services All-Options Hotline- 888-493-0092 Planned Parenthood National Network of Abortion Funds Repro Legal Helpline Abortion on Demand Self Managed Abortion Follow Darren on social media and learn more about his work- FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME Mindfulness for Busy Minds Video Course: BOOKS BY DARREN Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation River of Wisdom: 108 Life-Changing Reflections Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road The Yogi Entrepreneur Check out Darren’s other channel, The Yogi Entrepreneur This episode was sponsored by yogis just like yourself. If you feel inspired to support future episodes, you can leave a tip in any amount here:
Kori Hahn is the author of Rituals of the Soul and founder of a community gathering place called the Santosha Society, which is dedicated to travel, surfing, and the soulful.   Learn More about Kori Hahn: Purchase: Rituals of the Soul: Using the 8 Ancient Principles of Yoga to Create a Modern & Meaningful Life This episode was sponsored by yogis just like yourself.  If you feel inspired to support future episodes, you can leave a tip in any amount here: FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME Mindfulness for Busy Minds Video Course:
Yoga is wonderful, but for students practicing with various limitations as and unique challenges or who use a wheelchair, it’s hard to know where to start or how to practice. In this conversation, Jivana Heyman, a certified yoga teacher and author, will offer tips on how to adapt the practice to make it more accessible for everyone. Jivana Heyman’s Website Purchase Accessible Yoga FREE VIDEO COURSE: Mindfulness for Busy Minds (limited time) This video course will teach you everything you need to avoid frustrating pitfalls and get started with regular practice so that you can start living a healthier, happier life. Jumpstart your meditation practice today! Free Registration
A conversation with activist, yoga teachers and author of A Queer Dharma, Jacoby Ballard. RESOURCES Jacoby's Website Purchase: A Queer Dharma FREE VIDEO COURSE Mindfulness for Busy Minds
In this conversation author, spiritual teachers and humanitarian Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati discusses her personal journey, women's rights, COVID-19 in India and her new book, Hollywood to the Himalayas. Learn more about Sadhvi and her work at Purchase Hollywood to the Himalayas:
Amber Caudle is a renowned chef and author. We are going to chat about ways to take your healthy diet to the next level even if you often feel to busy to cook. Chef Amber's Website
Use these simple tips to create more passionate yoga students.  
Long time San Francisco Bay Area yoga teacher Christa Reynolds please release of her new book, Will and Mysteria. Learn More
Women and Yoga

Women and Yoga


For thirty years, Marisa Toriggino has been offering yoga to women in every phase of life.  In this conversation she talks about yoga, women and empowerment. Marisa's Website
Bestselling author Lee Harris talks about his new book, Energy Speaks: Messages from Spirit on Living, Loving, and Awakening . Visit Lee's Website
Often, modern Christianity can feel exclusive and judgmental. Pastor and author Brandan Robertson has a very different approach forged in his own experience as a gay Christian.  His mission is to promote a more inclusive  Christianity that welcomes everyone.  This approach to Christianity had made him a wildly popular and also made him the target of the intolerance he preaches against. Brandan's Website Brandan on Amazon
What does it mean to be truly masculine—to move through the world with confidence and strength. In this episode, Sam Pond, a leading men's coach, explores what it means to embrace true masculinity an how straight men can more confidently connect with women.   About Sam Pond Sam is a coach for men, helping men in many countries drop into feeling, releasing old stories, finding freedom in their dating and professional lives. Also a coach for the Fearless group and the Amorati based in Bucharest, Romania.  
Yoga can be a great complement to one's faith. In this interview, author, psychologist and yoga teacher Mariana Caplan, reflects on how yoga intersects with her Jewish beliefs and traditions.    
In spite of greater political equality in recent decades, many gay men still struggle to find deep connections with other gay men.  Finn Deerhart began his career as a conservative Christian minister only to realize that he was living in denial. Ultimately, he let go of his body shame and started a new career helping gay men to celebrate their sexuality.  In this episode, Finn talks about ways in which gay men can deepen their connection to each other and ultimately to something powerful within themselves. LEARN MORE Finn Deerhart’s Website
Yoga and Islam

Yoga and Islam


About 3.5 million Americans and nearly 2 billion people worldwide identify as Muslim. How can Muslims benefit from yoga? Is yoga a complement to or in conflict with Islam? What can the broader yoga community do to make the yoga space more welcoming to Muslims? In this podcast, Sameera Qureshi—a prominent Muslim yoga teacher will address these many other questions. About Sameera Sameera Qureshi is a Muslim yoga teacher and prevention specialist based in the Washington, D.C area. She is the Director of Education and Training for a national nonprofit that empowers Muslim communities to prevent sexual violence. Sameera is passionate about infusing Islamic spirituality into evidence-based programs for her work in the violence-prevention field and within her role as a yoga teacher.
Getting and staying in shape can be hard.  In this episode, personal trainer, Zach Taylor talks abound a more holistic approach to resistance training that can complement practices like yoga. Contact Zach Zach on Instagram Zach at Fitness SF