By Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
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Enlightening interviews with leading teachers, authors, and thinkers associated with Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, a retreat center for yoga and holistic living in western Massachusetts that offers workshops, trainings, and retreats that explore the yoga of life. Please visit us online at kripalu.org.
||Micah Mortali: On Becoming a Yoga Teacher||Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, talks about the journey that led him to becoming a Kripalu Yoga teacher.||1/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cristie Newhart: Yoga for the Absolute Beginner||Kripalu faculty member Cristie Newhart offers insights on how to feel confident as you begin to do yoga at home, or in a class.||9/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Karen Maezen Miller: Everything’s Zen||Karen Maezen Miller, a Zen priest, teacher, and parent, discusses how to incorporate the straightforward wisdom of Zen into everyday life.||9/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jeremy Rock Smith: Food, Glorious Food!||Kripalu Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith discusses how food nourishes us not just physically but also emotionally and spiritually.||7/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jennifer Reis: Retreat into Relaxation||In our latest podcast, Kripalu Yoga teacher Jennifer Reis discusses how tools such as yoga nidra can nourish the whole being through slowing down, letting go, and tuning in.||5/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kia Miller: Heart Wisdom and Kundalini Yoga||In this month’s podcast, Kia Miller discusses heart connection and self-realization through Kundalini Yoga and meditation.||3/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bryan Kest: Power in Practice||Power Yoga innovator Bryan Kest discusses how a physically potent yoga practice is not just a great workout but also a profound mind-body experience.||1/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kofi Busia: Yoga, Skillfunless, and Finding Your Voice||Teacher Kofi Busia shares his insights on how the alignment-driven practice of Iyengar Yoga can help us to develop more skillfulness on the mat and deeper awareness in our lives—by uncovering our individual voice and the essence of who we truly are.||11/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness||What do neuroscience and meditation have in common? In this podcast, neuroscientist and author Rick Hanson discusses powerful healing methods that combine the latest brain science with the wisdom of contemplative practice, and how they can foster greater happiness in our lives.||9/29/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jurian Hughes: The Yoga of Voice||What is your authentic voice, and how can yoga help you uncover it? Kripalu Yoga teacher Jurian Hughes describes how, through postures, affirmations, chanting, and simply breathing, we can unlock the freedom that allows us to create more joy, ease, expression, and authenticity in our lives.||7/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rachel Schaeffer: Yoga for Your Spiritual Muscles||In this podcast, Rachel Schaeffer, a Kripalu Yoga teacher and author of , describes the 12 spiritual “muscles” and how to tone and strengthen them to experience your yoga practice in powerful new ways.||5/29/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rolf Gates: Yoga and Meditation for Recovery||In this latest edition of Kripalu Perspectives, Rolf Gates, a yoga teacher and former social worker trained in the field of addiction, tells us how the practices of yoga and meditation can help those in recovery reclaim and trust themselves again.||3/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Snatam Kaur: Chanting, Awakening,and Kundalini Yoga||Best-selling chant artist and Kundalini Yoga teacher Snatam Kaur reveals how chanting can help us listen more deeply—to our inner voice and to those around us.||1/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sadie Nardini: Core Strength from the Inside Out||Core strength is about more than just having firm abs. In this edition of Kripalu Perspectives, Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, shares her insights on how connecting to our core—both physically and emotionally—can help guide us into a life of authentic self-expression.||10/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Panache Desai: Feel the Vibration||How can you become a catalyst for your own vibrational transformation? In this edition of Kripalu Perspectives, spiritual teacher Panache Desai defines vibrational transformation, and explains why we’re all infinite beings with infinite possibilities.||8/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kathie Madonna Swift: Integrative Nutrition||In this edition of Kripalu Perspectives, Kathie Madonna Swift, a registered dietitian and senior Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member, discusses how nutrition can influence our genetic makeup, the ways food affects mood, and the satisfaction that comes from cooking at home. She also shares some ideas for quick, healthful meals that are low on prep time but high in flavor.||6/28/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lisa Nelson: Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease||Lisa B. Nelson, Director of Medical Education for Kripalu’s Healthy Living immersion programs, names the three biggest risk factors for heart disease, and addresses techniques that can prevent—and even reverse—the effects of heart disease and other chronic conditions.||4/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kate and Joel Feldman: The High Art of Inteimacy||Kate and Joel Feldman discuss the intricacies of building love and trust in relationships, offer insight as to how yoga practices can help couples grow, and give tips for resolving conflict.||2/27/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||David Nichtern: Introduction to Meditation||David Nichtern, senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center, discusses the principles of mindfulness meditation, or shamatha.||12/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sudha Carolyn Lundeen: Radiant Women, Radiant Health||Senior Kripalu Yoga teacher Sudha Carolyn Lundeen addresses some of the key health issues affecting women today, and how the self-nurturing practices of Ayurveda and yoga can help women of all ages cultivate a more radiant, balanced, and nourished life.||10/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tao Porchon-Lynch: Aging Youthfully||Master yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch is living proof that youthfulness is a quality that one can cultivate at any age. In this edition of Kripalu Perspectives, the impressive nonagenarian discusses her lifelong passion for yoga and shares her timeless tips on aging well.||9/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dana Moore: Trauma, Yoga, and the Road to Recovery||Psychotherapist and Kripalu Yoga teacher Dana Moore discusses the neuroscience behind trauma and how mindfulness practices and body-centered modalites, such as yoga, are playing a powerful role in trauma recovery.||8/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Bagnulo: Demystifying Detox||Nutritionist John Bagnulo sheds some light on the components of an effective detox, discusses its immediate and long-term health benefits, identifies the three most toxic foods to avoid, and more.||7/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Deepak Chopra: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul||Author, speaker, and spiritual luminary Deepak Chopra talks about his latest work and upcoming program in this installment of Kripalu Perspectives, offering tools for deep, embodied transformation.||6/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sage Rountree: Yoga for Athletes||From building flexibility and balance to sharpening mental focus, clarity, and breath awareness, yoga has become an instrumental component of many athletes’ training regimens. Endurance sports coach and yoga teacher Sage Rountree discusses these benefits and more.||5/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Deborah Davis: The Healing Power of Qigong||In this edition of Kripalu Perspectives, acupuncturist, qigong instructor, and medical intuitive Deborah Davis discusses qigong, an ancient holistic system that blends Chinese medicine, deep breathing, stretching, self-massage, and sound to enhance vitality.||4/30/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jeffrey Davis: Meaning, Magic, and the Wonder of Every Day Life||In this edition of Kripalu Perspectives, writer and creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis describes how tracking wonder is a practice, much like yoga and meditation, and how curiosity, joy, and compassion can be cultivated in even the most mundane experiences.||3/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mark Hyman on Whole-Body Health||In this month’s podcast, Mark Hyman, medical director of the UltraWellness Center, discusses how treating the system and not just the symptom can help heal chronic conditions and bring fulfillment to our lives.||2/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eric Maisel on Unlocking Creativity||Host Portland Helmich talks with author and creativity coach Eric Maisel about how we all have the ability to manifest our potential through self-expression.||1/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hilary Garivaltis on Harmony, Balance, and Ayurveda||Host Portland Helmich talks with Hilary Garivaltis, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, about Ayurveda and how this powerful and proven holistic health system is gaining attention in the West. She also offers easy and effective Ayurvedic tips to add to your daily routine.||12/31/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stephen Cope on Generosity and Yoga||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Psychotherapist, senior Kripalu Yoga teacher, and author Stephen Cope who discusses how yoga practice goes beyond physical gain to create states of well-being, happiness, and generosity.||11/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Larissa Hall Carlson on Breathing Deeply, Living Fully||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Kripalu Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Larissa Hall Carlson about pranayama and its numerous physical and emotional benefits.||10/31/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sarah Susanka on Living a Not-So-Big Life||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Sarah Susanka who shares her wisdom on the connection between home design and life design. Her advice? Build better, not bigger.||9/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jason Crandell on Contemporary Vinyasa Practice||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Jason Crandell who offers fresh insights on enlivening and invigorating your vinyasa practice.||9/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Daniel Leven on Movement, Dance, and Healing||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Dan Leven who discusses how dance engages the brain, opens the heart, and fosters vitality in people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience.||8/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kim Rosen on the Power of Poetry||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with poet and spiritual teacher Kim Rosen about how the words, rhythms, and images that make poetry a vital, immediate art form can also sustain the soul throughout life’s many challenges.||7/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marilu Henner on Changing Your Normal||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with actress and author Marilu Henner about her passion for health and wellness and on how to “change your normal” to create the best possible life for yourself.||6/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sydney Solis on Sparking Kids’ Imaginations||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Sydney Solis, educator and children’s book author on the importance of cultivating the imagination. Sydney shares how her yoga and storytelling program engages kids in fun body-based learning, improves language and thinking skills, and enhances self-awareness and self-expression.||5/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Randal Williams on the Yoga of Nature||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Randal Williams, one of the directors of Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu and a nature retreat specialist who leads outdoor retreats merging yoga practice with the natural world.||4/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Susan Lord on Nourishment||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Susan Lord, an integrative family physician who specializes in personalized lifestyle medicine, about nourishment.||3/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Maria Sirois on Slowing Down||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Maria Sirois, inspirational teacher and psychologist, about how to slow down—and why it’s so important.||2/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Christina Baldwin on Storytelling||This month, host Portland Helmich talks with Christina Baldwin, one of the founders of the journal-writing movement in North America.||1/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
Thanks for providing these interviews. As a mindful yoga teacher I especially liked Dan Leven; although all of these podcasts are educational and inspirational!
Thank u for this podcast. It is informative and enlightening.
Kripalu Perspectives Rocks
I have enjoyed listening to Kripalu Perspectives ever since I found it on the Kripalu site.
I enjoy the broad variety of leaders who are showcased in the podcast, but I especially like the way Portland Helmich conducts the interviews.
She has a wonderful way of hitting the sweet spot between "Kripalu Fangirl" and "Duty Sceptic". She has an interview style that makes the interviewee and the topic at hand very accessible to a broad range of listeners.
I've personally recommended a few of these podcasts to friends who want to start learning about specific subjects Kripalu Perspectives has covered.
I hope this podcast continues for a long time!