Dharma & Dollars Show

The 6 Human Needs + Your Modern Life Skills with Michael Kohan

Have you heard of the six psychological human needs? These are the needs that surface after food and shelter are checked off your list:   Significance Contribution Growth Love Certainty Uncertainty   In this show with Michael Kohan, aka Mukunda Chandra das, I dive into which human needs I’m dominated by. I tell all in hopes that you’ll have a better idea of the positive and negative needs and drives that are influencing your behaviors.   I rap with Michael Kohan about Getting Your Psychological Needs Met with Positive Outcomes: How understanding your human needs...

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Evolving Your Yoga Practice (+ Your Yoga Teaching) with Alexandria Crow

When Alex Crow and I hopped on Skype, I hadn’t realized she was one of the two HardTail gals. If you haven’t been subscribed to Yoga Journal over the past decade, you won’t recognize her side view or backside in various Level 3 poses — but those of us who have been definitely would! In this conversation with Alex, you can eavesdrop on us two seasoned Yoga teachers discussing the evolution of the practice and why it’s important to find a balance that isn’t so intense that it causes injury. Alex...

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Building Your Influence + Your Team with Your Values with Nor Franco

Last year, I learned how to codify and lead the values intrinsic in Yogahealer. I learned how to hire for values first and skills second. This learning enabled Nor and me to find each other and to get quick traction in leading the team at Yogahealer into the next phase of development together. So much flack is thrown at businesses that have global remote teams. Terms like “off-shore labor” often bring dirty business practices and unethical leaders to mind. The idea of saving a buck at the expense of our humanity...

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The Dharmic Intersection of a Soul Journey, Autoimmune Healing Crisis + Start Up Entrepreneur with Reena Jadhav

I wanted to talk with Reena, founder of HealerPedia, because after she interviewed me twice about Ayurveda I got curious about who she was. It turns out she’s one smart cookie who coaches Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in the success of their startups. With one degree from Wharton and an MBA from Harvard, Reena’s healing journey is of particular interest to me. Her career path was interrupted by a soul-journey health crisis. After getting nowhere fast, she took back her life into her own hands and found her healers, her doctors, and...

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My Best 10 Career Tips to Grow Your Wellness Practice

My first Ayurvedic Practitioner teacher was Mary Thompson at the California College of Ayurveda (CCA). Mary and I both ended up parking trailers on the land of dear Linsey Richards, who owned a beautiful lot an a tributary to the Yuba River. This particular creek has a spectacular 50 foot waterfall. “I remember the first seeds of Yogahealer that you shared with me in your tiny trailer on Linsey’s property,” recalls Mary,  “I would like to share a small part of your story with the graduates of CCA and, if you...

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Get Out of Your Box & into Your Journey with Allie Van Fossen

Allie left her corporate marketing job to get her soul back. Yoga was her key “get out of jail free card.” She stopped numbing herself and starting taking care of her body and her spirit. Soon, The Journey Junkie was born. In this conversation, we talk about why the Yoga and mindfulness movement co-arises with the “follow your calling out of your cubicle” movement. We dive into how to be smart and brave and get the next chapter of your life on. Allie writes, “Aha moment for me: that our physical Yoga...

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Unlocking Your Subtle Body Anatomy + Deep Time with Tias Little

Meet Tias Little and his newest book, Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga. The depth of Tias’s work has already touched many of you. During this episode, Tias describes his fascination with exploring and decoding the Subtle Body. In addition, he gives us a guidebook to know our own technology, our own unending interiors, and the great peace within. When we’re in the world of distraction, we have a momentum that brings us to more distraction and more overwhelm. Tias discusses how the “almost...

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The Dharma of Ayurvedic Medicine Making with Todd Caldecott

Todd recently returned from taking a group to Nepal to study the Vajracharya tradition of Ayurveda. Vajracharya, and the transmission of Ayurveda as an expression of their Buddhist vow to alleviate suffering. Ever since, the Vajracharya lineage has maintained their original vows and served their community as skilled physicians, never once charging for a medical consultation. “Working with Vaidya Madhu (Vaidya Mana’s son), particularly in difficult-to-treat or long-standing cases, I find that these remedies exist in a class apart from anything else I have tried in 20 years of practice. I...

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Nurturing Relationships + Svadyaya as a Modern, Online Yoga Teacher with Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski

Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski (Miller) is a yoga teacher with over 300,000 social media fans. She has an intense travel schedule and a full portfolio of online yoga classes. On this episode of Dharma & Dollars she reveals the history of her career and future plans. If you want to be a yoga teacher, don’t miss this episode. I rap with Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski about Nurturing Relationships as a Yoga Teacher: Making yoga a full-time and affluent career How to stay grounded in a career that is entered around the use of travel and...

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The Yoga of an Effective Dharma Workstudy Program

Yoga has worked on the barter system since the beginning. “I’ll trade my service for your wisdom.” I’ve been part of workstudy programs since I started training as a teacher and a practitioner. As a former yoga studio owner we had a dynamic workstudy program and even a live-in intern role.  In this show I talk with Rachel Peters  who is the Team Leader of the Yogahealer + Yoga Health Coaching workstudy program, which we call Paths to Leadership. Find out how Rachel stepped into workstudy with me and took over...

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