Originator of a yoga modality “Movement arts to keep your body in shape to do fun things.” Sam Salwei is one of the original YogaSlackers. He and Jason Magness started the organization in 2004 when a picture was taken of them at a yoga festival creating yoga poses on a slackline and soon after… Continue reading Interview with Sam Salwei of the YogaSlackers
This episode contains occasional profanity. Peg Mulqueen began practicing yoga 17 years ago, after her kickboxing class and she would leave before savasana because taking a break in life didn’t make sense to her. She started teaching yoga because the regular teacher was pregnant. After that, she began studying yoga sequences and only then did… Continue reading Peg Mulqueen; Ashtanga teacher, magazine editor, podcaster and more
This is the second episode of two. The first episode was released immediately before this one. Yoga is about freedom and doing right by your tribe. – 13 Hands This episode contains occasional profanity. The conversation jumps around to many different topics, including his process of learning his own body. He tells about spending hours… Continue reading Part 2 of the interview with 13 Hands: Grammy nominated musician, yoga professor and a fun guy to talk to
13 Hands aka Dalien Grammy nominated musician, yoga professor and a fun guy to talk with This episode contains the occasional profanity. The conversation is split into two episodes. The second part will be posted soon. Dalien is the yang of this man; the business man and the hustler. 13 Hands is the yin; the… Continue reading Interview with 13 Hands (aka Dalien)
On a whim, Ari took a yoga class in college and was immediately obsessed. For the first few years, her life was eclectic and varied, but her yoga practice was constant. Her first teaching experience came out of the blue; her teacher told her one day that she was leading the class. Only after that… Continue reading Arianne Traverso; Teacher, Studio Owner & Business Coach
After spending a few hours with Joe and 11 other yoga teachers, taking pictures in Columcille Megalith Park, he came back to my house. We sat outside and talked, so you may hear the occasional sound of nature doing its thing. This podcast is a few minutes longer than usual because talking with Joe is… Continue reading Interview with Joe Longo; yogi photographer
Bassam grew up in Iraq. When the situation there became too dangerous, he and his family moved out of the country. He moved around the middle east, living in various countries illegally for about 7 years, doing various jobs. During that time, he was seeking legal, immigrant status but he was a low priority. At one point he learned that he would have an easier time finding asylum if he acknowledges his homosexuality, because of the threats of violence and potential death in that part of the world. Soon after, he was living in New York City.
When he was introduced to yoga, it looked like a religion to him, which conflicted with his religion of birth. Over time, he decided that the stories of India can be inspirational and they guided his inner search.
Jean-Jacques Gabriel Artist, Social Activist and Teacher of Color Warning: this interview contains occasional profanity. Jean-Jacques Gabriel is a yoga practitioner of color, an artist and a teacher of many disciplines. He was born in Haiti, grew up in the suburbs of DC and move to Philadelphia in order to go to art school which… Continue reading Jean-Jacques Gabriel – Artist, Social Activist and Yoga teacher of color
Matt Giordano Traveling Yoga Teacher, Handstand Coach and Musician Early in his life, Matt Giordano found focus and passion through creative outlets; primarily through art, specifically music. He found peace of mind first in meditation, and then, in the asana practice. Accidentally, he found himself teaching a small group of friends and those events grew… Continue reading Matt Giordano – Traveling Yoga Teacher, Handstand Coach and Musician