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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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Aug 30, 2018

“Yoga can be a spiritual pressure cooker!” says today’s guest, Awilda Rivera. If you’ve cried, lost your temper or experienced intense emotions as your practice, it’s OK! Awilda shares with us her top three tips on how to coach ourselves through those rough moments in class. Commitment, patience and humor all play a role. This episode outlines the exact techniques you can try.   

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Awilda Rivera is a yoga teacher, success coach, spiritual advisor and former lawyer. Learn more at www.AwildaRivera.com

 

Special Guest: Awilda Rivera

www.AwildaRivera.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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Aug 28, 2018

Ever feel overwhelmed by the incredible amount of content on the Sivana Podcast? Me too! This show features so many amazing experts with so many gold-nuggets of wisdom. I’ve conducted over 100 interviews! I decided to create a summary episode of the top ten lifestyle changes I’ve personally made as a result of the Sivana podcast. I’m a busy wife, mother, entrepreneur and yogini. These are all things I’ve actually been able to integrate into my life consistently. If I can do it, you can too! Get ready to hear about my favorite episodes, favorite takeaways, and the best advice I’ve received on this show. Listen now!

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Brett is the founder of Uplifted Yoga, an online yoga and meditation community empowering students to personalize their practice and ignite their best life - on and off the mat. She’s instructed at top studios, companies like Google and Pinterest, and leads the world’s most interactive Online Yoga Teacher Training program. She teaches to a social media following of over 300K people. Her content on Youtube is streamed for 2 million minutes each month. Learn more at BrettLarkin.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! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Screenshot your review and send it to info@brettlarkin.com and I’ll send you my favorite affirmations and journaling prompts as a free PDF! Thanks for your support!

 

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Aug 23, 2018

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset or an employee mindset? Find out in today’s episode with the “Fairy Godmother of Coaches,” Carolin Soldo. She and her team help healers go from ZERO to FULL-TIME INCOME in less than 4 months. Many health coaches, yoga teachers and spiritual advisors encounter resistance around charging a lot of for their services. Yet according to Carolin, it’s better for coaches and clients when you charge MORE. We cover: How to get comfortable with charging more. How to embrace risk. How much to save vs spend when it comes to your business. We discuss why Carolin’s not a fan of affirmations, as well as the scariest thing she ever did in her business (yikes!). If you’re a coach, teacher or are considering one day pursuing the entrepreneurial path, this episode is a must-listen!

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Carolin has been called “The Fairy Godmother of Coaches” for no other reason than her years of experience, deep expertise, and love for her international coaching community.

With over 10 years of experience, she has cracked the code to helping clients go from ZERO to FULL-TIME INCOME in less than 4 months and break through the Million Dollar Mark. Not only that, Carolin has helped build numerous multi-7 figure businesses, including her own international Coaching Company. She’s helped clients leave their jobs, become their own boss, and most importantly do the work they love every day.

With her team of over 14 coaches and experts, Carolin’s company has worked with thousands of clients from around the world including the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Holland, Netherlands, France, and more.

 

Special Guest: Carolin Soldo

http://www.carolinsoldo.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! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Screenshot your review and send it to info@brettlarkin.com and I’ll send you my favorite affirmations and journaling prompts as a free PDF! Thanks for your support!

Aug 21, 2018

So, you love Kirtan -- do you think you might want to be a Kirtan leader? You don’t have to be an expert in Western or Indian music to get started! In the second part of our two-part Kirtan series, Mike Cohen dives deep into the creating your own Kirtan songs, how he teaches Kirtan, and how simple and fast it is to start playing Harmonium. We also get to hear more about Mike’s background in Kirtan, and the intense lineage of his practice! We also talk about how the Kirtan Leader Institute trains spiritually rooted Kirtan leaders, teaching everything from basic musicianship to touring and writing albums.

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Founder of the Boulder, CO based Kirtan Leader Institute, Mike Cohen has trained and apprenticed hundreds of Kirtan Leaders across the world since 2010, from total beginners to students he helped create and release original chant Kirtan albums. Mike guides his students to launch their home chant practices, share Kirtan with others, lead bands, build thriving chant communities, write compelling original music, tour, play at festivals, create beautiful Kirtan albums and transform who they are being in the world. 
You can find out more info at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com.

 

Special Guest: Mike Cohen

www.MikeCohenKirtan.com

 

Those who want to learn to chant at home can access the details on our 3-Session Summer Special at https://www.facebook.com/events/2074419922828384/
and register here - https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/launch-your-home-chant-practice-summer-special

Use Promo Code "SUMMER SPECIAL" for a $49 discount!

 

How to Buy a Harmonium and not a Headache

 

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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Aug 16, 2018

For those of you want to find out what Kirtan is, or are intimidated by singing Kirtan, this is the episode for you! Mike Cohen, founder of the Boulder, CO-based Kirtan Institute, teaches us about this ancient practice of singing mantras in part one of a two-part series. We’ll hear Mike’s unique perspective as a Kirtan leader about the energetic effects of Kirtan, how he makes mantras more accessible, and how Kirtan connects us to community. From the origins of Kirtan and its place in a Bhakti yoga practice to the power of Kirtan as a tool for moving away from ego, this episode will absolutely convince you to try Kirtan if you haven’t already!

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Founder of the Boulder, CO based Kirtan Leader Institute, Mike Cohen has trained and apprenticed hundreds of Kirtan Leaders across the world since 2010, from total beginners to students he helped create and release original chant Kirtan albums. Mike guides his students to launch their home chant practices, share Kirtan with others, lead bands, build thriving chant communities, write compelling original music, tour, play at festivals, create beautiful Kirtan albums and transform who they are being in the world. 
You can find out more info at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com.

 

Special Guest: Mike Cohen

www.MikeCohenKirtan.com

 

Those who want to learn to chant at home can access the details on our 3-Session Summer Special at https://www.facebook.com/events/2074419922828384/
and register here - https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/launch-your-home-chant-practice-summer-special

Use Promo Code "SUMMER SPECIAL" for a $49 discount!

 

How to Buy a Harmonium and not a Headache

 

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! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

Aug 14, 2018

Do you secretly dread chanting aloud? I used to too! In this episode, I share WHY you want to have a practice of chanting out loud and WHAT the concrete benefits are. I also share the tips, tricks and practices I used to get comfortable hearing my own voice. My hope is that these can be helpful to you as well! If you’re a chanting skeptic or want to deepen your chanting practice, listen for more!

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Brett is the founder of Uplifted Yoga, an online yoga and meditation community empowering students to personalize their practice and ignite their best life - on and off the mat. She’s instructed at top studios, companies like Google and Pinterest, and leads the world’s most interactive Online Yoga Teacher Training program. She teaches to a social media following of over 200K people. Her content on Youtube is streamed for 2 million minutes each month. Learn more at BrettLarkin.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! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Screenshot your review and send it to info@brettlarkin.com and I’ll send you my favorite affirmations and journaling prompts as a free PDF! Thanks for your support!

Aug 9, 2018

What are the 8 limbs of yoga really about? Judith Hanson Lasater unpacks the BIG lessons from yogic philosophy in this special episode. We cover: The true meaning of ahimsa (non-violence) and santosha (contentment). How to embrace sadness? What does it mean to be an “integrated person?” Judith also shared with us the two common pitfalls she seems students and teachers make when it comes to understanding yogic philosophy. Walk away inspired from this powerful episode. 

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Judith Hanson Lasater holds a Ph.d. in East-West Psychology and a BS in Physical Therapy, and has taught yoga around the world since 1971. She is a founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA, as well as of Yoga Journal magazine. Ms. Lasater trains yoga teachers in virtually every state of the union and is often an invited guest at international yoga conventions. She is president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers' Association as well as the author of numerous articles on yoga and health for nationally recognized magazines. She served as an advisor on three National Institute of Health studies on the health effects of yoga practice. She was selected by Natural Health magazine, on the occasion of their 40th anniversary, as one of the five people in the USA who has had the most influence on natural health in America during those 40 years. In September, 2014, she was interviewed on the nationally broadcast NPR (National Public Radio) very popular radio show “All Things Considered” about the passing of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. In its 40th anniversary edition in 2015, Yoga Journal magazine named Ms. Lasater as the most influential yoga teacher in the USA of those 40 years. She is the author of 10 books, the latest of which is Restore and Rebalance: the yoga of deep relaxation.

 

Special Guest: Judith Hanson Lasater

www.judithhansonlasater.com
www.lasater.yoga

 

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! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

Aug 7, 2018

Only doing savasana for a few minutes? According to today’s guest, that’s not long enough! Today we welcome to the show Judith Hanson Lasater, world-renowned expert in restorative yoga. In this mind-blowing episode, she shares with us why rest and sleep are different, and how we need BOTH. Judith explains the three unique stages of savasana. And if you’re playing music while you rest, think again! Judith teaches us the potent power of silence. Whether you’re a yoga student or teacher, you’ll walk away from this episode with a renewed enthusiasm for self-care. Thank you, Judith for inspiring my 4pm rest time and for this amazing episode!

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Judith Hanson Lasater holds a Ph.d. in East-West Psychology and a BS in Physical Therapy, and has taught yoga around the world since 1971. She is a founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA, as well as of Yoga Journal magazine. Ms. Lasater trains yoga teachers in virtually every state of the union and is often an invited guest at international yoga conventions. She is president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers' Association as well as the author of numerous articles on yoga and health for nationally recognized magazines. She served as an advisor on three National Institute of Health studies on the health effects of yoga practice. She was selected by Natural Health magazine, on the occasion of their 40th anniversary, as one of the five people in the USA who has had the most influence on natural health in America during those 40 years. In September, 2014, she was interviewed on the nationally broadcast NPR (National Public Radio) very popular radio show “All Things Considered” about the passing of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. In its 40th anniversary edition in 2015, Yoga Journal magazine named Ms. Lasater as the most influential yoga teacher in the USA of those 40 years. She is the author of 10 books, the latest of which is Restore and Rebalance: the yoga of deep relaxation.

 

Special Guest: Judith Hanson Lasater

www.judithhansonlasater.com
www.lasater.yoga

 

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! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

Aug 2, 2018

Teri Mosey, Ph.D., is an international speaker, wellness consultant, and author of The Hidden Messages in Food. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, master’s degree in exercise physiology, doctorate in holistic nutrition, and is a graduate of culinary studies. Through a holistic approach, Teri’s intention is to inspire, educate, and support others toward becoming the best version of themselves.

 

Special Guest: Teri Mosey, Ph.D.,

https://www.terimosey.com/

Teri’s book “The Hidden Messages in Food” on Amazon.

 

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! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

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