Yoga Is Vegan

Yoga Is Vegan

Yoga Is Vegan is a podcast focused on raising awareness of the non-harm principles in the yoga community. Each episode, Yoga Is Vegan's founder Holly Skodis, interviews yogis who have chosen the vegan path.

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October 21, 2021 76 min
Austin K. Sanderson moved to NYC in 1998 to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Design and Production Department. After graduating with his Masters degree in set and costume design, he spent the next twenty-two years working as a designer in the American theater. In 2008 he was introduced to Jivamukti Yoga in a yoga class at a local neighborhood gym in Jersey City New Jersey. As he continued to take Jivamukt...
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Karo focuses on 3 things. FOOD, YOGA AND ACTIVISM. She is a vegan chef, Jivamukti Yoga teacher and activist. For years now she has been bringing these elements together, traveling the world to teach Jivamukti Yoga, talk about animal rights, teach cooking classes and compassionately spreads the word for animals worldwide. She dedicates herself to several causes and projects and a huge part of her activism is her podcast called GO FO...
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Dr. Sailesh Rao has over three decades of professional experience and is the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated towards healing the Earth’s climate. A systems specialist with a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Dr. Rao worked on the internet communications infrastructure for twenty years after graduation. During this period, he blazed the trail for high speed signal pr...
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September 16, 2021 46 min
Berenice Miles is a vegan yoga teacher and yoga therapist.
After living eight years abroad, she loves to call south of France home. She discovered yoga several years ago and hated her first yoga class. Yet, she embarked on the yoga journey by chance. Today, sharing yoga and helping human beings to get better with yoga is her greatest source of joy and gratitude. Yoga has been, and still is, a stepping stone in her recovery from anx...
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Swamini Amma Niradhara is a Vedic Vegan, Agnihotri, Sannyasi, Spiritual Mother & Resident Managing Director of SwAr Ashram & its small grass-roots charity NGO located in an ancient heritage hermitage in rural India, along the banks of the most holy River Narmada. She is providing educational initiatives in English, Computers & Yoga, supporting girls with Moon Cycle educational Satsang as an integral part of monthly Yo...
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Whitney Pérez-Wright (she/her) is cardiovascular/critical care RN who has served in COVID ICU and recently experienced the effects of the virus personally. She strives to employ the principles that she has learned from the ancient technology of yoga passed down to her by her teachers, to help her serve other people. She has a passion for helping the world come together and heal in every way. She currently resides in Colorado with h...
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Adriane Marie is an ethical consumerism advocate. She founded HEALabel, a website and app to help spread awareness about how our purchases impact health, the environment, animals and laborers. Adriane is also the author and illustrator of the kids book "The Roots Of Our Food". She enjoys studying and teaching all aspects of consumer mindfulness in order to help others in their lives in the name of personal and societal imp...
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July 20, 2021 87 min
John Smrtic, JD, Advanced Certification Jivamukti Yoga, teaches yoga and meditation internationally and believes in love as the divine reality, holding the power to unify and fully awaken the soul, the eternal connection to Source, in this lifetime, through devotional, compassionate, yogic living. He innovatively shares yoga as the technology to spark this Divine Re-membering, more recently focusing on the power of silence, stilln...
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Christina is a Conscious Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, and an Activist. She has been vegan for over 8 years and in that time has explored the depths of compassionate living through plant based foods, social justice, animal rights, and the environment. She creates space for others through cooking classes, lifestyle programs, and retreats, to explore what it means to live consciously and how to live life more fr...
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Cinda is a former gymnast, dancer and diver, who easily connected to the physicality of the practice. Very soon after though, she realized that there was so much more to yoga. Cinda studied with Andrea von Behren for her 200 hour training. She continued her studies with Alan Haras at Hamsa Yoga and eventually went on to study with Sri Dharma Mittra for both the 500 and 800 hour Life of A Yogi teacher trainings.

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June 22, 2021 60 min
Gabrielle has been teaching yoga since 2008 and has earned over 1200 hours of teacher training certifications in various styles and lineages including Dharma Yoga where she found her beloved teacher Dharma Mittra. 

Gabrielle has been operating as the founder of her company and yoga school, Hatha Raja Yoga, since 2015. She leads yoga teacher trainings and retreats nationally and internationally. In addition, Gabrielle is a senior tea...
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Erica Nicholson’s mission is to demystify living a holistic lifestyle for all - by uncovering limiting beliefs, cultivating sustainable healthy eating habits and igniting personal transformations from the inside out. As a certified yoga teacher, plantbased coach, author, and award-winning speaker, she leads clients to nurture their bodies, release weight, boost energy levels, and become their own wellness advocates. She’s an avid r...
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Jacque Tarlton, Certified Wellcoach® & Wellness Advocate, is passionate about improving health through fabulous, fun, and scientifically proven lifestyle changes. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and she practiced as a Registered Dietitian (RD) early in her career. She is currently a Certified Wellcoach®, Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Facilitator, & Corporate Wellness Trainer...
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Arturo Jose (AJ) is passionate about changing our food systems via a just transition to mitigate the climate crisis, health crisis, and the exploitation of human and non-human animals and the planet. He has fifteen years of international experience and ten years in senior management, public awareness campaigns, public relations, and undercover investigations. He has been a leader in the non-profit realm for the last decade, working...
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Marianna is the co-founder of Kind Living Yoga, a yoga teacher training school and studio that also works with mental health charities and offers counseling and clinical hypnotherapy.

Born in Italy, Marianna eventually moved to London where she began teaching Barre before making the move into Yoga and mental health. Her passion is to bring people together while helping them find space for healing so that they can ultimately lead ...
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Gopi Om (Nicole Sopko) first discovered yoga by chance and was instantly intrigued. She attended her first teacher training with the sole intention of learning more about the practice, but, despite being a lifelong introvert, found the teachings of yoga to be so transformational that she couldn't keep them to herself and began teaching in 2005. Shortly after, her practice grew immensely when she met her beloved Guru, Sri Dharma...
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In this episode Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Rishi Chidananda discuss the following:

Bhagavad Gita
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananada and the Self Realization Fellowship ( Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades)
Maha Kumbh Mela
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
Victoria Moran on Episode's 16 and Episode 94
Sanatana dharma
Ahimsa

Rishi Chidananda has spent the latter part of his life as a monk, studying the philos...
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In this episode Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Rowdy Girl Sanctuary's Renee King-Sonnen discuss the following:

Renee's journey from former cattle ranger's wife to a vegan powerhouse
Renee's calf and greatest teacher, Rowdy Girl
Yoga & Spirituality
Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan
International Yoga Studies Sandra Summerfiel Kozak
Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville

Renee, a native Houstonian, is the...
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What is our COVID Karma? Ray Ippolito, a long time Yoga practitioner, Kirtan wallah and Animal Liberation Activist has created an initiative that is committed to educate, inspire and remove our role from this most challenging virus and all others that are headed our way. How can we use our practice to make a difference in the COVID world we created and what are you willing to do about it?

In this episode Yoga Is Vegan's Holly S...
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In this episode Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Achāryā Samitā Rāthor discuss the following:

Samita's experience studying with Yogi Sir Desikachar
Yoga as therapy
Vibrational energies as children
One on one versus group trainings
Traditional Yoga
Asana and the meaning of Yoga
Alkaline diet and sattvic diet
Prana
The importance of contolilng your tongue in Yoga
Tapas

Achāryā Samitā Rāthor is the founder of Yogarpanam which translated...
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