triyoga talks – podcasts

triyoga is delighted to announce the launch of triyoga talks, a bi-weekly podcast featuring some of the world’s most renowned yoga teachers interviewed by Genny Wilkinson Priest. In addition to delving into these remarkable teachers’ influences both past and present, the podcast will tackle subjects as diverse as the ethics of yoga, the power of contemplative practice as well as offer sage advice for yoga teachers, students and studio owners alike.

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triyoga talks episode 25: Kino MacGregor on mental health, wealth + the future of ashtanga yoga

In this episode of triyoga talks, globally-recognised yoga teacher Kino MacGregor shares the inspiring tale of her evolution from late-night raver to fully-devoted yoga practitioner, teacher and entrepreneur. She shows her vulnerable side as she opens up about her healing from the trauma of rape, shares her views on the role of money in yoga and discusses the future of ashtanga yoga.

triyoga talks episode 24: Dianne Bondy on activism + inclusion

Dianne Bondy is a yoga teacher on a mission. A mission to tear down the walls of the yoga industrial complex to make space for people of colour, older people, disabled people, transgendered people and people of all shapes and size. This episode of triyoga talks is a frank conversation packed with wisdom, uncomfortable truths and infectious laughter – things we’ve come to know and love about Dianne.

triyoga talks episode 23: Beryl Bender Birch on power yoga, social justice + accessibility

In this episode of triyoga talks, Beryl discusses everything from the origin of “power yoga” to practising under the fierce ashtanga teacher Norman Allen to supporting first-responders and veterans through trauma-sensitive yoga.

triyoga talks episode 22: Carolyn Cowan on anxiety, addiction + sexuality

In this fascinating episode of triyoga talks, Carolyn discusses how losing everything and shifting identities has informed her fearless approach to living life and teaching yoga. She also shares her views on the 12 step programme and her belief that anxiety, compulsive behaviour and addiction are not diseases, but actions rooted in shame, abuse and trauma.

triyoga talks episode 21: Sarah Powers on insight yoga, self-exploration + the benefits of a yin practice

In this episode of triyoga talks, Sarah and Genny have a potent conversation about self-exploration through stillness and how creating a healthy relationship to both our gifts and our brokenness is pivotal for transformation. Sarah also shares her views on blending traditions to find liberation from feelings of separation from life and each other.

triyoga talks episode 20: Cyndi Lee on mindfulness, meditation + yoga beyond asana

In this episode of triyoga talks, Cyndi shares her personal experiences from being at the forefront of the yoga explosion in Manhattan in the 1990s, the differentiation between mindfulness and meditation, mindfulness as a gateway to deeper study, western insights on Buddhist philosophy and her take on the increasing popularity of meditation across the globe.

triyoga talks episode 19: Lolly Stirk on active birth, pregnancy yoga + the value of community

In this episode of triyoga talks, Lolly shares memories from the birth of her daughter and how this powerful experience changed her life. She speaks about why pregnancy yoga should be more than modified poses and how her classes and trainings are created to enhance and support the natural changes happening during pregnancy.

triyoga talks episode 18: Alexandria Crow on gender equality, social media + authenticity

To mark International Women’s Day on 08th March, we spoke with Alexandria Crow, a leading female voice in the yoga world. Known to be fearless and blunt, Alexandria has strong opinions and isn’t afraid to express them, whether she’s questioning conventional definitions of advanced yoga or busting yoga myths.In this episode, she tackles the difficult topic of gender inequality in yoga and how women practitioners often face more criticism than their male counterparts.

triyoga talks episode 17: Jonathan Sattin on seva, community + the origins of triyoga

19 years ago today on 19th February 2000, triyoga opened the doors to its first centre in Primrose Hill. And so, to mark the occasion, we spoke with triyoga’s Managing Director Jonathan Sattin, in this very special episode of triyoga talks.

triyoga talks episode 16: Tom Myers on fascia, flexibility + the SI joint

In this episode of triyoga talks, Tom discusses fascia and why it’s crucial yoga teachers, massage therapists and personal trainers understand its role. He also shares his views on whether memories are held in our bodies, the finer details of sacroiliac joint dysfunction and the nature of flexibility.

triyoga talks episode 15: Zephyr Wildman on grief, meditation + the importance of being real

In this episode of triyoga talks, triyoga teacher, Zephyr Wildman speaks candidly about the death of her husband, working through grief and the daily practices that keep her feeling whole.

triyoga talks episode 14: Nadia Narain + Katia Narain Phillips

For our latest podcast, we met up with the sisters of wellness – Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips. In this episode, they reveal how to set and stick to new year’s resolutions, the value of rituals and how small actions can have a huge impact.

triyoga talks episode 13: J Brown on 2018 – a year in review

In this episode of triyoga talks, we look back at 2018 and get J Brown’s views on some of this year’s key events in the world of yoga. Topics under the spotlight include whether or not the yoga community needs an alliance and, if so, what role it plays, the commodification of yoga through social media, and how further outreach could help make yoga more accessible. J also shares his thoughts on yoga in the age of #metoo, yoga’s role in social consciousness and whether recent scandals have change the role of the guru.

triyoga talks episode 12: Jean Hall, Anna Ashby and Naomi Absalom on a teacher’s practice

In this episode of triyoga talks, three of triyoga’s highly experienced teachers speak about a wide variety of subjects from striking the right balance between a teacher’s personal practice and their teaching (it’s not easy!), to the rise of secularism in the practice of contemporary yoga as spiritual aspects become less prevalent.

triyoga talks episode 11: Jason Crandell on his teacher training, politics + the evolution of yoga

In this episode of triyoga talks, Jason answers some tough questions on the upcoming generation of yoga teachers, how yoga is evolving – for better or worse – in modern times, and whether yoga and politics should go hand in hand.

triyoga talks episode 10: yoga + food

On 1 November, we held a teachers’ symposium on this sometimes difficult topic in our Soho centre. What transpired was a fascinating look at the relationship between yoga and food, with insights from our expert panellists. For those who couldn’t attend, we’re releasing it here as a bonus episode in our ongoing triyoga talks podcast series.

triyoga talks episode 9: what is yoga?

In September 2018, five of the world’s leading scholars on yoga philosophy gathered at a special triyoga teachers’ symposium to try to answer this deceptively simple question. The event sold out so, due to popular demand, we’re releasing it as a two-part podcast. If you missed out, you can now tune in to what proved to be a fascinating and thought-provoking discussion on a complex topic.

triyoga talks episode 8: Dr Melody Moore on #metoo, eating disorders + self-love

In this episode of triyoga talks, Dr Melody Moore speaks about the importance of self-love, how media myths perpetuate a sense of ‘not enoughness’ and the complex relationship between contemporary yoga and eating disorders.

triyoga talks episode 7: Vicky Fox on yoga for cancer + the value of community

In this episode of triyoga talks, Vicky Fox talks about how to hold space and support people living with pain, how yoga can help with the physical, emotional and mental effects of cancer, and the positive power of community and sharing.

triyoga talks episode 6: Gurmukh + Gurushabd on Yogi Bhajan, kundalini + motherhood

In this episode of triyoga talks, Gurmukh and Gurushabd talk about their experiences of studying with Yogi Bhajan, the vast oral history and traditions of Kundalini yoga and how Gurmurkh’s own experiences and grief shaped her teaching of yoga for pregnant women.

triyoga talks episode 5: Max Strom on breath, grief + the dangers of technology

In this episode, triyoga talks speaks to yoga teacher and TEDx speaker Max Strom on the ethics a yoga teacher should uphold, how breathing techniques can release feelings of grief, and how technology is driving us apart instead of bringing us closer together.

triyoga talks episode 4: Richard Rosen on authenticity, yoga’s evolution + the purpose of asana

Richard talks with us about yoga in the modern world, how traditional practices have evolved over the centuries, and whether there is really any such thing as authentic yoga.

triyoga talks episode 3: Sharon Gannon on yoga + veganism, consent cards and what makes a good teacher

Sharon Gannon, the creatrix of Jivamukti Yoga, talks to us about yoga and veganism, the use of consent cards in yoga studios, what her personal sadhana looks like now and more.

triyoga talks episode 2: Bo Forbes on yoga as a tool for social justice + the convergence of yoga + psychotherapy

Bo Forbes talks on why yoga and psychotherapy are natural fits, how yoga teachers can speak to students suffering from anorexia nervosa, and how yoga can be used as a tool for social justice in creating politically awake communities

triyoga talks episode 1: Maty Ezraty on self-exploration, sexual misconduct + social media in yoga

In our inaugural triyoga talks podcast, we speak with Yogaworks co-founder Maty Ezraty who tells us why advanced posture work alone cannot lead to enlightenment, when self-exploration shifts into self-absorption, and the effect social media has had on the yoga landscape.