Yoke Chronicles

 …is theYoke blog. The contributors are Yoga folk from across the globe addressing topics related to Yoga in the modern worldThis way to learning about Yoga…

May each conversation plant a seed in the discovery of what “Yoga” is.

Amber’s life is a continual revolution and testament to the power of Yoga. Initially, she used Yogic techniques to re-associate herself  with her body post a traumatic sexual assault. Now she is dedicated to the integration of Yoga into every aspect of her life. In this podcast she offers insights for Yoga practitioners, studio owners, single moms and anyone working toward “life balance.”

Khalilah‘s path into Yoga (in all its’ gloriousness) took many years to get started. Imagery of the modern Yoga scene left her questioning her place in it as a black woman. Now years later she is grateful to not only be on the path of learning this ancient tradition, but also being a teacher to reach folks “who look like me.”

Joe Charsagua joins us this month. He shares his journey from being in the Army to a life immersed in and guided via by Yogic practices. Additional resources on Yoga for veterans can be found on theYoke’s website: theyoke.yoga/yogis-tea-room/ytserve/veterans/

We are off to India for a bit.
See you late summer!

March Podcast

Marlene reflects on a multitude of aspects related to living Yoga. She provides many opportunities for reflection on dealing with the intellectual bypassing and how she fosters Yogic values with her two children. She is an Art of Living teacher and long time practitioner.

February Podcast

Teaching internationally now occupies over half of Stephanie‘s teaching time. She tells us about how her new cultural aware eyes are educating her as she leads trainings outside the US. We love her unique video game analogy for teachers, as she gently reminds us all about the most important skill of all, humbleness. She also offers her experiences in the less spoken about nādā Yoga, the Yoga of sound and so much more.

January Podcast

Elle Potter (aka Elizabeth Brodsky) was recognized with an advocacy award by the Yoga Alliance, in 2017, as the founder of Yoga Buzz. She shares how heading up this team effort is bringing a new approach to collaboration amongst studios and sharing Yoga in the St. Louis area. She also shares how the unveiling of an anxiety disorder played out in her life as a Yoga teachers. There are many juicy tidbits-bits about being a Yoga professional in this podcast. So take a break from your day, heat the tea kettle and sit back to enjoy.

November Podcast

October Podcast

Peter Snyder is on a mindful mission in the cultivation of his personal and professional life. In this podcast Peter Snyder shares how creating a life based on a mindful path led him to discover his teacher, Kinlock Walpoe and Zen meditation. We learn of his further exploration into mindfulness and now leading MBSR (mindful- based stress reduction) in the prison system, along with humbling moments of this work.

Marlo Nikkila is a creator of peace in every realm of her work from individual to group interactions. This podcast Marlo sits with shares her thoughts and reflections on the role of competition in the modern Yoga world with theYoke’s executive director, LauraLynn Jansen. They explore the role of competition (both positive and challenging) between students, teachers, studio owners and other Yoga professionals.

September Podcast

Priscilla Torres-Lopez is an Ashtanga teacher who strives to bring yogic living principles into every day life with her three young daughters. She shares how she uses mindfulness and mantra in daily family routines. Priscilla also offers her thoughts on being inspired on her path as a newer Yoga teacher.