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The Sivana Podcast

Join us as we explore the rich culture, philosophies, techniques, and stories from the East that have endured millenniums and continue to enrich the lives of billions in the modern world. Mantras, Meditation, Buddha, yoga, alternative healing, and the Hindu pantheon of gods- we cover it all. We promise you'll quickly realize why the East has been beloved throughout history. Lofty ideas and down-to-earth wisdom make our show inspiring, practical, and even life changing! For daily inspiration, be sure to check out our blog: http://www.SivanaEast.com Shop our store at: http://www.sivanaspirit.com
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Jul 25, 2017

You might want to eat dandelions rather than spray them after listening to this podcast with world-renowned herbalist Brigitte Mars. You’ll also never think of grass in the same way again! Brigitte teaches us simple first aid remedies already living in your the kitchen, easy ways you can create your own edible backyard, and why bees are your best friend in restoring your yard (and healing yourself!). If you have even the slightest interest in how to create your own garden – whether you live in high-rise apartment or a country ranch – this is a must listen. At the very end of the episode, we also get Brigitte’s perspective on psychoactive plants for spiritual use.

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant. 

 

Special Guest: Brigitte Mars

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Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

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Producer: Benn Mendelson

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Jul 18, 2017

Learn how self-compassion can radically transform your life with the world’s leading expert on self-compassion research. Dr. Kristin Neff teaches us the three main elements of self-compassion - mindfulness, common humanity and self-kindness – and how to apply them in challenging situations. We’ll learn how to relate to moments of struggle in order to thrive and achieve more. By stepping into the role of our own “friendly coach,” Kristin shares with us how we can gain more confidence and clarity about who we are. Included are special tips for caretakers on how to best practice self-compassion while consumed in the task of caring for someone else. Don’t miss this episode full of practical, transformation tips on how to care for ourselves in the way that matters most. 

 

Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself," released by William Morrow. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide. Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.

 

Special Guest: Dr. Kristin Neff

www.self-compassion.org

www.CenterforMSC.org

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

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Producer: Benn Mendelson

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www.sivanapodcast.com

Jul 11, 2017

Learn how to step into your courage and connect with your Shakti energy in this powerful conversation with Master Yogini, Shiva Rea. In this conversation, Shiva Rea shares with us her personal evolution from the structure of Ashtanga yoga, to listening to the call of her own “sway” to found her own style: Prana Vinyasa Yoga. She shares with us how she creates time and space for her personal practice, inspires us with the story of her own Shakti awakening, and provides practical tips on how we can tap into our own Prana and courage, whether alone at home, or at a yoga festival.

Shiva Rea is the author of over 27 home-practice DVDs. She’s integrated the roots of vinyasa, yoga, ayurveda, and tantra in creative and life-transforming courses, workshops, retreats, and trainings. Join Shiva Rea along with over 200 live music performers at ARISE Music Festival in Loveland, Colorado this August. 

 

Special Guest: Shiva Rea

http://www.shivarea.com/

www.arisefestival.com 

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

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Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

Jul 4, 2017

In this episode, author Brian Leaf provides us with insight on how to power our personal practice through 108 prompts that are part of his most recent book. We learn about how he used the tools of yoga and ayurevda to overcome both ulcerative colitis and ADD, as well as a major Vata dosha imbalance. We also ask – who is the teacher? And how can we trust them to appear?

Brian Leaf, M.A., is the author of thirteen books, including The Teacher Appears and Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi. Brian graduated from Georgetown University in 1993 with a BA in theology, English, and business, and in 1999 he completed a master’s degree at Lesley College, specializing in yoga and ayurveda. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons. Brian is a devotee of Swami Kripalvananda.

 

Special Guest: Brian Leaf

http://www.teacherappears.net/

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

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