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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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Apr 26, 2018

Today we continue our conversation with Yogi Aaron, author of “Autobiography of a Naked Yogi.” After sharing how he developed his very first naked yoga class (and what it entailed), Aaron walks us through how this practice grew into a flourishing studio in New York City offering 15+ classes a week. We talk about stripping away clothing as a way of accessing the deepest layers of ourselves. We discuss potency of emotional release in yoga (and naked yoga in particular!). He tells us why simply listening to another person’s breath can change our lives. Aaron talks about the yoga practice as an experiment: “To practice, is to experiment.” If you’re not experimenting with your personal practice right now, this podcast will inspire you to start. 

Yogi Aaron, author of “Autobiography of a Naked Yogi” is the co-owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa, where he brings passion and adventure to countless students through his teachings and lectures. Inspired by his own practice, he guides students to secret and far-flung locales, empowers them to realize their own limitless potential, and makes yoga relevant and accessible for the modern world. Since 2002 he has been traveling and leading retreats worldwide. He currently serves as the yoga director leading the One-Month Immersions Yoga Teacher Trainings at Blue Osa.

 

Special Guest: Yogi Aaron

www.YogiAaron.com

www.BlueOsa.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

 

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Apr 24, 2018

Learn about the world of nude yoga – a practice that is much deeper than you may think. Our guest, Yogi Aaron, author of “Autobiography of a Naked Yogi” shares how he pioneered the practice of naked yoga for men in 2000. Learn from Aaron’s fascinating personal journey as he developed and grew this practice from a small experimental class, to a large nude yoga studio offering 15+ classes a week. Aaron walks us through how he developed his first naked yoga class, and the components that make this practice so special. Whether you think you might ever want to take your clothes off in yoga (or not), this podcast is full of gems that will help you break through any blocks or preconceived notions about yourself.   

 

Yogi Aaron, author of “Autobiography of a Naked Yogi” is the co-owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa, where he brings passion and adventure to countless students through his teachings and lectures. Inspired by his own practice, he guides students to secret and far-flung locales, empowers them to realize their own limitless potential, and makes yoga relevant and accessible for the modern world. Since 2002 he has been traveling and leading retreats worldwide. He currently serves as the yoga director leading the One-Month Immersions Yoga Teacher Trainings at Blue Osa.

 

Special Guest: Yogi Aaron

YogiAaron.com

www.BlueOsa.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

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Apr 19, 2018

We continue to celebrate menstruation through an Ayurvedic lens with expert Ayurvedic Consultant, Akshata Sheelvant. Building on Tuesday’s episode, we cover: Ayurvedic remedies for headaches, bloating and cramps. We learn what various menstrual side effects mean according to Ayurveda, and how they tie back to our digestive health. We also discuss common questions around birth control, hyperthyroidism, whether to exercise or practice yoga during your cycle and more! Ultimately, Akshata teaches us how to use your period as a time for powerful introspection and creative work. 

 

Akshata (Akee) Sheelvant is an Ayurveda/Yoga Lifestyle Consultant living in Phoenix, USA. She is a RYT certified yoga teacher studied with Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, India. Akshata is also a disciple of her Guru Paramahansa Yogananda and has been practicing Kriya Yoga for more than 15 years.

Akshata has used the scientific wisdom of Ayurveda and practice of classical Hatha Yoga to successfully regulate her hypothyroidism. The Ayurvedic saying let ‘food be thy medicine’ is a living mantra in her personal life. She brings her knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga in her workshops and personal 1/1 consultations. Her forte is crafting multi-cuisine nutritiously delicious food-medicine. She specializes in helping her clients with dosha-specific diet recommendations for endocrine health, diabetes management, weight issues, hormone balance, digestive issues and other lifestyle disorders.

For more details about Akshata and her work, please visit www.JeevaLifestyle.com

 

Special Guest: Akshata Sheelvant

https://www.jeevalifestyle.com/

https://www.jeevalifestyle.com/webinars-videos

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

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Apr 17, 2018

You’ll never think about your period the same way again after this week’s fascinating interview with Ayurvedic Consultant, Akshata Sheelvant. Understand why a woman’s health is directly related to her period. Learn how to identify a Vata, Pitta and Kapha period, as well as the 5 different types of Vata and how they affect menstrual flow. Discover how your period relates to your Second Chakra and the cycles of the moon. Akshata shares Ayurvedic wisdom on how to have healthy monthly cycles, as well as yoga poses and mantras for female reproductive health.

 

Akshata (Akee) Sheelvant is an Ayurveda/Yoga Lifestyle Consultant living in Phoenix, USA. She is a RYT certified yoga teacher studied with Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, India. Akshata is also a disciple of her Guru Paramahansa Yogananda and has been practicing Kriya Yoga for more than 15 years.

Akshata has used the scientific wisdom of Ayurveda and practice of classical Hatha Yoga to successfully regulate her hypothyroidism. The Ayurvedic saying let ‘food be thy medicine’ is a living mantra in her personal life. She brings her knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga in her workshops and personal 1/1 consultations. Her forte is crafting multi-cuisine nutritiously delicious food-medicine. She specializes in helping her clients with dosha-specific diet recommendations for endocrine health, diabetes management, weight issues, hormone balance, digestive issues and other lifestyle disorders.

For more details about Akshata and her work, please visit www.JeevaLifestyle.com

 

Special Guest: Akshata Sheelvant

https://www.jeevalifestyle.com/

https://www.jeevalifestyle.com/webinars-videos

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes!

Apr 12, 2018

Understanding Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” can serve as a powerful catalyst for change in our own lives. In this episode, Ronnie Landis shows us how. He covers the key “plot points” in the Hero’s Journey and shares how we can use this framework to further our own self-development.

 

Ronnie Landis is a leading expert in holistic health, natural nutrition, and human potential. His work ranges from exploring the fringes of cutting edge health sciences, food based nutrition, innovative supplementation strategies, and a deep passion for helping people overcome long held mental and emotional road blocks so they can experience every area of their life at their full potential. Ronnie is a public speaker and teacher, a published author of multiple books, hosts of two popular podcasts, a transformation and peak performance coach, and above all else a man who deeply values life and has devoted his life to uplifting and inspiring the lives of as many people as he can reach through his mission, his work, and his message.

 

Special Guest: Ronnie Landis

http://www.ronnielandis.net
http://www.holistichealthmastery.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

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Apr 10, 2018

Prepare for massive paradigm shifts around the concept of “freedom” in this special episode. Ronnie Landis shares with us this paradox: How uncompromising discipline in how we schedule our day-to-day lives results in the freedom to show up as the best version of ourselves. We cover why “freedom” is often defined incorrectly. We learn how to break free from our excuses to create the habits our highest self secretly craves. If you’ve been wondering how to balance structure and freedom in your own life (and daily schedule), this is a must-listen!

Ronnie Landis is a leading expert in holistic health, natural nutrition, and human potential. His work ranges from exploring the fringes of cutting edge health sciences, food based nutrition, innovative supplementation strategies, and a deep passion for helping people overcome long held mental and emotional road blocks so they can experience every area of their life at their full potential. Ronnie is a public speaker and teacher, a published author of multiple books, hosts of two popular podcasts, a transformation and peak performance coach, and above all else a man who deeply values life and has devoted his life to uplifting and inspiring the lives of as many people as he can reach through his mission, his work, and his message.

 

Special Guest: Ronnie Landis

http://www.ronnielandis.net
http://www.holistichealthmastery.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes!

 

Apr 5, 2018

Today we continue our conversation with Lauren Zander, founder of The Handel Method®, which is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren explains how personal Integrity is the secret sauce to achieving your dreams, finding happiness, confidence & self-esteem. Many of us may think we are living in integrity, but we are actually not! We go over how to set up promises and consequences to build self-trust and personal integrity.  Lauren explains the many ways in which we all trained to lie, and how to start telling the truth now in order to improve your life and inner landscape. Lauren also shares with us how her no-nonsense methodology is especially applicable to those of us who love yoga and meditation. Don’t miss this powerful episode, which builds on many of the ideas in Tuesday’s episode.

 

Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the author of “Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life” (Published by Hachette Book Group, April 2017), a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there. She has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private and corporate clients, including executives at Vogue, BASF, and AOL. Lauren has been a featured expert in The New York Times, BBC, Forbes, Women’s Health, Dr. Oz, and Marie Claire and she is a regular contributor to Businessweek and the Huffington Post.

 

 

Special Guest: Lauren Zander

www.handelgroup.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes!

Apr 3, 2018

In today’s episode, Lauren Zandel shares with us her powerful coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, which is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. According to Lauren, if you’re unhappy with aspects of your life right now, it’s your own fault! This takeaway: "maybe it's you" is good news. If you’re the common denominator of everything that isn’t working in your life, YOU can do something about it. If it’s the economy’s fault, your boss’s fault, your metabolism’s fault, there’s nothing you can do about any of it. Lauren teaches us how to dream big, examine our inner dialogue, and make promises and consequences that get us into action around our goals. You do not want to miss her no-nonsense approach to building a life you love.

 

Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the author of “Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life” (Published by Hachette Book Group, April 2017), a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there. She has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private and corporate clients, including executives at Vogue, BASF, and AOL. Lauren has been a featured expert in The New York Times, BBC, Forbes, Women’s Health, Dr. Oz, and Marie Claire and she is a regular contributor to Businessweek and the Huffington Post.

 

 

Special Guest: Lauren Zander

www.handelgroup.com/

 

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes!

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