Greetings Rainbow Warriors, and welcome to the first episode of season 6 of the Visionary Lifestyle Podcast.I’m coming to you today from Provence, in the south of France. I’ve been in France for about 6 weeks now, and am more convinced than ever, that’s it ‘s one of my power points on the planet. The energy and landscape here, along with the lifestyle and beautiful people, stir my soul. One of the beautiful things about this digital nomad lifestyle is the opportunity to discover where we feel good. After all, everything is energy, and when we feel good somewhere, obviously life is more pleasurable, and usually more productive and even purposeful.
So now onto today’s show.
Today’s guest is Jackie Knechtel.
Jackie Knechtel, M.A., is an executive coach/consultant, behavioral therapist, international speaker and pioneer in the area of flow. She is the co-founder of the Flow Consciousness Institute which holds cutting edge trainings, retreats, leads workshops and delivers transformational experiences worldwide. Jackie is also the co-author of the forthcoming book Flow: The Art of Effortless Living and is actively shifting consciousness on a global scale through her speaking, coaching practice and by blending science and spirituality into practical tools for living an enlightened life. Jackie has a background as an autism specialist with clients in NYC, Beverly Hills, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. She serves as an advisor for the Eve Branson Foundation, NomadX and AutismCodes and is currently working to revolutionize the therapy delivery model for special needs children and their caregivers with her vision, Spectra.
As you’ll hear in the interview, Jackie and I met at the Digital Nomad, or DNX Conference, in Lisbon last year. We connected pretty much instantly, and I’m super grateful we met and made the time for this interview. We cover a lot here guys.
This is truly an episode for the flow curious. We talk about effortless action, epigenetics, and the definition of flow and not only how to achieve it, but how to maintain it. This episode is rich with ideas that will leave you thinking about your beliefs and how to shift them.
I hope you find some nuggets of inspiration here, as well as some tools to help you get into and stay in your own state of flow.
As usual, check out the show notes for links to Jackie’s work and the things we discuss in this episode. That’s at visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast
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Beinvenue from France. I’ve just left Auvergne where I was immersed for over 3 weeks in a 6000 acre forest leading a Wilderness Wellness experience at a 300 year old ecolodge. This area is known as, in addition to being the “green heart of france”, the land of the volcanos , and is so rich with prana, delicious spring water and deep wilderness as far as the eye can see.
This experience brought me a deep connection with nature, and so many unexpected blessings, including, meeting today’s guest, Julien Peron.
Julien is a filmmaker among many other things. Using his own values such as self-awareness, curiosity and open-mindedness, since childhood, this 39-year-old entrepreneur has nurtured and molded these qualities from a young age, and respects others and the environment. In his childhood Julien played sports, and became interested in astrology and the tarot. He developed his strengths in Martial Arts for more than 14 years, with Kung-fu, pushing his passion very far to become champion of France in 1999. Then with the encouragement of his family, at the age of 12, he went to the United States for a month immersed in a Wisconsin family. Today, he puts his pocket money aside to go regularly with his backpack to discover other countries and other cultures. His explorations of the surrounding world lead to more inward explorations, nourished by a lot of reading and other discoveries, including aspects of human psychology, well-being, personal development and alternative medicine, as well as economics, politics and sociology.
He’s been in the fields of well being, ecology, marketing and communication for 16 years.
-Honorary Member of the World League for the Right to Happiness
-Member of the development council of the city of Montpellier
-Creator of the school of life and annual festival for the school of life >> http://www.festival-ecole-de-la-vie.fr/
-Creator of the 1st Congress Innovation in Education >> http://www.innovation-en-education.fr
-Director and producer of the documentary "What is happiness for you? » >> http://www.citationbonheur.fr/
-Creator and leader of cycling, yoga and meditation trips >> http://www.neobienetre.fr/velo-yoga-et-meditation-avec-neo-bienetre/
-Creator of inter-professional meetings of well-being in 2003 >> http://www.neobienetre.fr/rencontre-inter-therapeutes-neo-bienetre-paris-lyon-montpellier-aix-en-provence-toulouse-bordeaux/
-CCP in permaculture
- 20 years of field experience in France and around the world
- Member of the World Association of Tourism Experts (WTEA)
- Member of the parliament of entrepreneurs of the future
- Member of eco-responsible travelers and tour operators (VVE)
- Partner of the Good Planet Foundation and the French Ecotourism Association
I met Julien at the Instants D’Absolute Ecolodge in France where I was teaching yoga ,and he came to screen his film “C’est quoi le bonheur pour vous?” or , “What is Happiness for you?”
I found myself instantly uplifted just by the title of his film, and over the following days, found this question having a lasting impact in my mind. As I was teaching a yoga class the following morning, with Julien in attendance, I had the idea to invite him for this interview, to dive deeper into his film, and this important question.
Through this conversation I learned that Julien has a second film almost completed, and a big goal to build a school. It’s not just any school he wants to build, but a School of Life, for parents, students, and teachers, learn the alternative education that is missing in most schools, and the part that our societies so sorely need in order to find that happiness we’re always talking about.
I hope you enjoy this conversation and find some inspiration and tools here to support you on your happiness journey.
Check the show notes for a trailer of the film, and links on how to see it, as well as Julien’s other projects.
Enjoy and namaste…
Trailer « C’est quoi le bonheur pour vous? » >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sdET8JnBOw
Chaine Youtube >> https://www.youtube.com/c/NeoBienetre
Greetings Rainbow Warriors!
I’m still in the forest in Auvergne in what’s known as the “green heart” of France. Truly, we’re in the land of the volcanoes here drinking the pristine spring water and enjoying the views of the seemingly endless green rolling hills. I’ve been walking barefoot on the earth here, teaching yoga, and exhaling in this magnificent raw natural environment.
I feel so blessed that I’ll be here teaching yoga on the 4th International Yoga Day on the Solstice, June 21st. We’ll be having a solstice ceremony and practicing yoga, really in unison with hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. You can look for a local event in your area to join the celebration, and if you have never practiced yoga, I invite you to take the initiative on this day, to join in the collective global energy of this practice that has proven to bring more health and balance to the body , as well as peace and and expansion to the mind and Spirit.
wow, I’m just so grateful for the practice of yoga because I witness every single day how many gifts it has brought to my life. I sincerely hope that this show is a source of inspiration to you, to start or deepen your personal practice. It is the life path that continually lights my way, and it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
So now, on to todays’ show. I’m so happy to introduce you to today’s guest, Morgan Gaignon. She’s the chef of a little restaurant in Paris called Sol Semilla. Gratefully, I discovered this place by chance as I was walking down the street , and the deeper I looked, the more I liked what I was finding.
Sol Semilla is a French brand of superfoods from a fully integrated chain, from seed to plate, and they’ve opened their organic, vegan, gluten free restaurant to nourish as well as teach their customers how to cook with and use the superfoods. The food there is super high vibration “soul food” always made with that all important and delicious ingredient of love. It’s an educational initiative as well as a restaurant, based in good intentions. They also have a youtube channel full of videos teaching people how to use superfoods, and how they contribute to better health.
I was really so impressed with what I found there. We did the interview in the restaurant, so you’ll get the feel for the place with the background noise.
I really urge you to check out their website, and their Youtube channel, and next time you find your self in Paris, don’t miss the chance to discover this delicious food and marinate in the high vibe atmosphere they’ve created.
You’ll hear us in the discussion talking about a word:totum, which at the time I was unfamiliar with. I’ve since researched it and learned that in essence it’s that philosophy of :the sum of the different aspects, being more than the individual parts, but this time, in relation to medicinal plants. What this means is that when we consume the entire plant, we’re getting the synergistic benefit, rather than consuming an isolated nutrient, which doesn’t manage to deliver the same level of nutrition.
And, just so you know, the mysterious berry we discuss, I’ve come to learn is what I know as the golden berry. If you were at my last presentation at The Lightning in a Bottle Festival, you tasted that inside the chia pudding recipe I made, along with gogi berries. These little berries pack a deep nutrient punch, and I urge you to discover them yourself if you’re not already familiar.
You can visit the Sol Semilla website to learn more about all the wonderful superfoods they are sharing with their customers, and the world.
Meeting people and places like this really lifts my heart. It’s inspiring to see this passion for health and well being , through the use of conscious eating, being embraced and shared, around the world. The focus on education here I think, is an integral piece of what we, as a shared humanity need to support and grow greater health, together.
This place is definitely, 100% conscious eating approved, and I can’t wait to visit again!
I hope you enjoy the interview and find some inspiration to give more attention to the food you’re consuming, and how you can nourish your body temple in the best way possible, to activate YOUR highest potential, and support you in delivering your unique gifts to the world.
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Enjoy, namaste and bon appetite!
Greetings Rainbow Warriors,
I’m still in this massive forest in France and waking up with such profound gratitude each day that I’m living this yomad lifestyle and sharing yoga all over the world. Are you following my instagram feed yet? Have you joined my Visionary Lifestyle and Podcast page and group yet? The community is growing and we want you to be a part of it!
Check the show notes for link to my accounts and please do keep in touch. I love hearing from you and answering your questions so please keep them coming.
I truly hope you’re enjoying the show and sharing it with those you think could benefit from it!
Today’s guest is yoga legend Sharon Gannon.
Sharon is a 21st-century Renaissance woman, an animal rights and vegan activist and a world-renowned yogini, perhaps best known as the founder, along with David Life, of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is also an accomplished writer, dancer, painter, musician and chef. Sharon has devoted many years exploring the role of diet in promoting physical, emotional and mental well-being as well as spiritual development. She lives in a 125-acre wild forest sanctuary in Woodstock, NY.
She is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and is credited for making yoga cool and hip—relating ancient teachings of yoga to the modern world. Sharon's book Yoga and Vegetarianism has been called the "seminal" work on the subject, exploring the relationship of veganism to the teachings of yoga.
Sharon is a also a musician and is a featured vocalist on many CDs.She has produced numerous yoga-related DVDs and is the author of several books on yoga. Her latest offering is Simple Recipes for Joy: More than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes, a beautifully illustrated cookbook with recipes that are featured in the Jivamuktea Café in NYC.
Sharon's writing has also appeared in numerous publications.
I met Sharon at The International Yoga Day at the United Nations in New York last year, where she was teaching a class. I was moved by many of the words she shared, so I caught up with her a few days later at the Jivamukti school near Union Square, that she founded with her husband David Life.
We talked yoga and she spelled out the ideal yogi diet. Sharon has a fresh take on the subject, really breaking it down from a yogic perspective. I learned so much in this conversation, and I hope you do too.
I urge you to read her book Yoga and Vegetarianism as a follow up to listening to this show. If you consider yourself a yogi or on the yogic path at all, I’d say this is required reading.
Enjoy and Namaste
Greetings Rainbow Warriors!
I’m still in the middle of a forest in France, and ready for you to join me here in this Widerness Wellness Experience through June 23rd, anytime it’s convenient for you for as few or as many days as you wish. We’re in a 300 year old eco lodge and spa in the forest, surrounded by pristine nature, and I’m teaching yoga here twice a day.
Check the show notes or my Visionary Lifestyle and Podcast Page for details on that.
Our guest today is one of my sheros, the one and only, Seane Corn.
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. As a leading voice of Yoga and social change, Seane has been featured in countless media platforms across the globe. She has been seen on the cover of over 30 magazines and utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues.
In 2005, she was named “National Yoga Ambassador” for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 was given the “Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award.” Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®.
Seane has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti and Africa working with communities in need- teaching yoga, providing support for child labor and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Seane is also co-founder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, which have raised roughly $4 million since 2007, getting the yoga community involved in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe.
Her self-authored dvds are available through Gaiam and Yoga Journal, as well as her most recent groundbreaking 3-dvd set “The Yoga of Awakening” through Sounds True. She is currently working on her first book.
I’m so excited to bring you this interview with one of my biggest sheroes! I met Seane back in 2011 when I invited her to join me teaching yoga in Los Angeles on 11/11/11 during the Occupy protest on the lawn at City Hall.
She showed up in spades on that day, bringing her whole tribe from Off the Mat Into the World as well as organizing all the top yoga teachers in LA to join us. It was a phenomenal day that I’ll never forget. Make sure to check out the show notes for pics of that.
I’ve interviewed Seane several times for different publications over the years because she stands, so firmly, for all the things I deeply care about. She is karma yoga in action.
She is a huge role model for me and so many others.
We recorded this interview last year in New York City at the United Nations on International Yoga Day where Seane was teaching a class to celebrate the occasion, with all my Rishikesh yoga tribe on site too. It was a truly spectacular day to be a yogi!
And guys, we’re almost at that time again. This Summer Solstice, June 21st, will be the 4th International Day of Yoga! I’ll be teaching in France and would love love love for you to join me here to celebrate that and join a worldwide group of people who recognize the tremendous benefits of yoga.
Seane and I deep dive here into what it means to be a yogi. I looooove this conversation and I just know you will find lots of inspiration in it too.
Remember to check the show notes at visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast for links to Seane and things we talk about during the interview.
Enjoy and namaste
Occupy Your Mat Pics
Skyland Animal Sanctuary https://skylandssanctuary.org/
Wilderness Wellness Experience in France with Magda
Greetings Rainbow Warriors and beinvenue from France. I had hoped to get this episode out while I was still in California, but I was forced to surrender to the fact that between technical issues with computers and some files, in addition to my heavy schedule of moving out of my place in LA and teaching while in California , it simply wasn’t possible.
I taught a community healing event in my beloved Ojai to help with healing after the fires, and I presented my “Yoga Starts in the Kitchen” workshop at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival. That was my 4th year in a row at the Learning Kitchen and it’s always a joy to present at this event. Stay tuned for pics and a youtube video of that presentation coming up soon, and listen to my interview with Cristina Urioste , the curator fo that stage to learn more about that event.
So I’ve done it now. I took the leap to leave my Los Angeles home of twenty years behind, donate all my stuff to my friends who lost their homes in the Ojai fires, I sold my car, and I’m now on yomad status. That’s right, I’m a yoga nomad sharing yoga all over the world, and I couldn’t be happier about it. This last year traveling the world showed me that this is exactly what I want to be doing at this point in my life. I’m taking the action steps to literally lighten my load and invest in experiences over things. In September I’ll be presenting at the DNX Global festival in Lisbon which is the place to be if you’re interested in moving toward the digital nomad lifestyle. Stay tuned to my facebook page for announcements and discounts to that event.
So now I’m in the Auvergne region in France, in the middle of a 6000 acre forest that rest inside a volcano, seriously guys. I’m here offering a Wilderness Wellness experience and you’re invited! I’ll be here teaching yoga for a couple more weeks and you can drop in any time to participate. We’re in a stunning 300 year old eco lodge in front of a lake with views of animals and rolling hills. It’s the most quiet peaceful place I can ever remember being. It’s truly magical. You can come for just a few nights or as long as you want, so if you’re in Europe or looking for an excuse to travel, please, come and join us. You can find the details on my “Visionary Yoga and Podcast” facebook page and I’ll post a link in the show notes as well.
So now, on to today’s show.
Allison Melody, is a co-host of The Food Heals Podcast along with Suzy Hardy, and is the owner of Melody Productions. She is an eco–entrepreneur with a passion for film, fitness and food. Through her podcast, she brings together experts in nutrition and healing to teach listeners the best-kept natural secrets to health and happiness. For the past eleven years, Allison has also directed, produced and edited documentary films, PSA’s, commercials and viral videos for clients on the topics of social justice, human rights and holistic health.
The topics she addresses through her work are powerful and heart-centered and focus on Holistic Health, Social Justice, Human Rights and Animal Rights. They reflect her passion for creating positive change in people and the communities they serve.
At the age of 26, Allison endured the devastating loss of both her parents to cancer after long and challenging battles. Witnessing her mother and father suffer so intensely and needlessly from a cure that brought more pain than the disease, Allison soon dedicated her life to finding a better way to heal. She watched in disbelief as doctors prescribed drug after drug, observed her parents’ hair fall out, their rapidly aging faces, and their exceedingly diminishing vitality. The tragedy instilled in her an unwavering passion for nutritional medicine, and propelled her into the world of holistic health and alternative healing. Allison’s firm commitment to natural health is further evidenced by her achievement of a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology.
Allison is currently in the process of directing Food Heals, a documentary with an all star cast, that focuses on the healing power of food as medicine.
I met Allison in the city of angels a few years ago when I was a guest on her podcast: Food Heals not once, but 3 times. After the first appearance on her show, it was clear we are like minded kindred spirits both working to raise awareness about the healing power of food and a sustainable lifestyle.
Sadly Suzy was unavailable to join us for this interview, but I think Allison and I managed to have a lively discussion that I hope will inspire and empower you on your healing journey.
Food is medicine guys, and Allison and I dive into this topic in this conversation. If you’re suffering from an illness, or have a loved one who is, I hope you get some inspiration and learn something here that supports you.
We talk about the best foods to eat to heal as well as those to avoid, we discuss the documentaries that helped us learn how to thrive in this lifestyle, and Allison reveals her biggest mistakes as well as tips when starting on the healthy lifestyle path.
Allison says “My mission is to educate others that we can heal ourselves. We just have to believe it and do the work.”
So are you ready to do the work to live your healthiest life ever?
And make sure to check out the show notes on visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast for links to the things we discuss in this episode.
While you’re at it, join our facebook page and group, and follow my worldwide yomad adventures and say hi on my instagram account @visionary_lifestyle_guide and @visionarylifestylepodcast
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed having it.
Enjoy and namaste
Tool: Food journal
Magda's Go Green Video
Greetings Rainbow Warriors,
I’m coming to you from beautiful Ojai California today. I’m here reuniting with my beloved community after circling the globe not once, but twice in the last year. There is something simply magical about this sacred land. And to see it in the rebirth process after the fires here last fall is a true blessing. Fresh green sprouts and wildflowers abound. After being around the world I can honestly say that Ojai holds my heart like no other place. The energy here and the people that are drawn here create a very special and powerful vortex. A quaint valley surrounded by mountains, full of spiritual centers and named by the Chumash Tribe after the moon, I’ve found it to be an extremely healing and grounding place to be. I’m thinking I should do some retreats here to share the magic with you. You guys in? Check out my Visionary Lifestyle & Podcast facebook page to see some yoga videos here.Send me an email if that sounds good to you. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So now, on to today’s show.
Today’s guest is Achintya Devi.
Achintya is the Founder of Goddess Rising Mystery School, dedicated to empowering the Wild Sacred Feminine within our Global Sisterhood through Moon Priestess & Womb Codex Trainings, Red Tent Leadership Certification & Collective, Priestess Path Trainings & Pilgrimages and an online Moon Sisters Temple.
Achintya is a Priestess of Avalon, ordained in the Temple of Isis and the Rose Lineage of the Magdalene, sharing oracle transmissions and ancient/future Priestess Arts Training in connection with the Divine Feminine Ascended Masters. She is especially passionate about women reawakening their Womb Codes of Light to embody their Sovereign Divinity for lasting transformation within and to serve as Sacred Leaders in this era of great Planetary Awakening.
Achintya is also an Acupressure Therapist, Wholistic Health Practitioner and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, she teaches internationally and is based on the island of Maui.
I was blessed to meet Achintya in our community here in the Valley of the Moon, also known as Ojai. Then I caught up with her at the LIghtning in a Bottle Festival in California last year and fortunately we found time to get this interview in.
Coming up soon on Labor Day weekend I’ll be presenting again at The Learning Kitchen at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival here in California. If you’re around come and participate in my “Yoga Starts in the Kitchen” workshop there.
I’ve found that Achintya is carrying deep wisdom that the world, and especially women, need now.
She shares it with grace and a commitment to awakening people to help create a better world.
As usual, the show notes will contain links to her work as well as the download she mentions in the interview. Find those at visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast
Enjoy and namaste
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“If we are to change the outer world together we have to really take responsibility to change the inner landscape within us.”
Greetings Rainbow Warriors,
Today I’m coming to you from Ojai, California.I’m here visiting my soul tribe and preparing to offer some healing workshops for the community that is just getting back on it’s feet after the largest fire in California history swept through here last fall. The mountains surrounding this sacred valley are a sight to behold as the green is just starting to pop through the burn scars that cover the hills, and a variety of colorful wildflowers are sprouting up, creating a unique landscape that screams rebirth. It’s been a blessed homecoming seeing everyone who survived the trauma of the fires. Some of the best hugs ever are happening here now, and my heart is so full.
I’m sorry about the lapse in publishing a show, but, It was beyond my control because…. my computer died in Indonesia. You may have seen my facebook live video talking about it? When I thought it was just the battery? Well it turned out to be the motherboard dangit. It took me over 60 hours to get back to California, and then I went to immediately move out of my place I’ve lived in for 20 years, sort through aaaaaaall my possessions, and look for a new computer all at the same time, while fighting some serious jetlag soooooooooo…. Now I’m on the other side of all that, thank God.
And yeah, you heard me right, I just let my place in Los Angeles go. A huge chapter of my life is coming to a close here on this trip. I’ve given away or sold almost everything I owned, including my car guys. So I am now an official yomad, free to roam the world with a lot less weight. Releasing the old, to make space for the new feels so deeply, like the right choice. . I’m embracing the thrill and mystery of world travel and freeing myself up to accept aligned opportunities as they arise.
If you’ve been finding value in the show, and can spare a few dollars, your donations are always appreciated, and I’ve set up a special fund to support the unexpected purchase of my new laptop
And now onto today's Show.
Today's guest is Cristina Urioste
Cristina’s appreciation for organic, seasonal, and locally grown food began while living on a beautiful farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she learned organic gardening techniques and grew her own fruits and vegetables from 1997- 2000. Participating so fully with the cycles of nature served as a profound epiphany in her understanding of the human relationship with food.
It was also during that time that she began studying Ayurveda, an ancient holistic lifeway from India (often considered yoga’s ‘sister science’), at The Wise Earth School of Ayurveda. There, Sri Swamini Mayatitananda carefully taught her about grace, wholeness, and sadhana in the kitchen, and reminded her that food is medicine. Ultimately, in 1999 she became Chef of the Wise Earth School, preparing food for Swamini Mayatitananda Herself, as well as doctors, health practitioners, healers, yoga teachers, and spiritual seekers. Since then, Cristina has been cooking and teaching others how to prepare wholesome delicious meals at wellness retreat centers, yoga centers, summer camps, private homes, fundraising events, movie sets, and more. Cristina currently lives in Venice, California, where she continues to garden and prepare organic delights with constant love and joy. You can typically find her at one or more of the outstanding farmer’s markets on the Westside with a canvas bag full of organic goodies for that week’s menu. She caters events and prepares food in private homes. She also teaches Kitchen Wisdom: Holistic Traditions for Sustainable Wellness classes both privately and in small groups.
Her brand name is Rasa Foods. RASA IS A SANSKRIT WORD THAT MEANS “DIVINE NECTAR.” IT ALSO MEANS “THE SAP, THE JUICE, THE ESSENCE OR VITALITY IN A SUBSTANCE.” RASA FOODS: DELECTABLE SALUBRIOUS COOKing that TAKES PRIDE IN CREATING MEALS FORTIFIED WITH THE NOURISHING ESSENCE AND VITALITY OF LIFE.
Cristina is also the creator and curator of The Learning Kitchen, a stage at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival that’s grown to over 30K tickets sold.
I met Cristina 4 years ago when she invited me to present at The Learning Kitchen . This will be my 4th year presenting there, and if you’re in California please do come and don’t miss my “Yoga Starts in the Kitchen” workshop.
The stage is packed all weekend with workshops sharing super creative ideas and much needed knowledge about food. It is not to be missed!
Make sure to check out the show notes for links to Cristina’s work, as well as her kitchari recipe that she mentions during the interview. Those can all be found at visionary-lifestyle.com
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“Food is a common denominator”
“You can heal your relationship with the earth through the food that you eat”
Greetings Rainbow Warriors,
I’m coming to you from magical Bali today. I’ve been here about 3 weeks now and I’ve got to say I’m really enjoying the island life. The warm humid air is so pacifying for my vata which feels really balancing for me, you can listen to my Ayurveda episodes if you don’t know what I’m talking about. Bali is known for being a concentrated place of healing on the planet, and I’m witnessing it myself and hearing amazing stories from people here about their healing too.
I’m looking into offering retreats here, to give you all a taste of the magic, so drop me an email through my visionary-lifestyle.com website if that’s something that you’d like to participate in.
Our guest today is Ronnie Landis. Ronnie is an Author, Professional Speaker, Health & Life Transformation Coach, and a Nutrition & Human Potential Strategist.
He’s a leading expert in holistic health, natural nutrition, and human potential. He helps people ,from driven entrepreneurs, athletes, visionary artists, actors/actresses, and intuitive healers, all the way to stay at home moms and dads to perform at their best mentally, emotionally, and physically. Ronnie’s 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 roadblocks 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.
I’ve known Ronnie for years through the healthy lifestyle scene in Los Angeles. I’ve always regarded him as someone who carries a lot of wisdom and passion for holistic health. I’m grateful we got to share this conversation when I was last in California, almost a year ago now. Ronnie drops a lot of specific wisdom in this show, everything from nuggets about Taoist herbs and plant medicine in general, to conscious eating, to the importance of acid/alkaline balance and lots more, so it’s a good idea to be ready to take some notes if you can.
Also, Check out the show notes for links to Ronnie’s work on visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast.
Enjoy and namaste,
Morwenna is a passionate and inspired Channeler, Healer and Yogi, who loves to dance between realms. Working internationally she offers Energy Healing sessions and runs Trainings & Workshops in Reiki, Crystal Healing, Channeling & Angelic Communication. Morwenna is a channel for Source Consciousness and the Angelic realm. She re-awakens these energy channels within her clients, gently activating them into their path of truth, lovingly releasing the stories & moving into pure potential.
I met Morwenna last year at The Sanctuary Thailand on the island of Ko Phangan, and was instantly struck by her high vibes and graceful nature. We got a chance to sit down together for her to explain about the different types of energy healing she knows and offers to her clients .
It’s interesting for me to listen to this interview again now, after I became certified in Reiki during my last trip to India. I really resonate with her explanation of Reiki and am grateful to now be certified in this healing modality.
If energy healing is somewhat of a mystery to you, this episode should shine some light on it.
Make sure you listen until the end where Morwenna shares tips for self healing and to help get your own energy flowing.
Check out the show notes at visionary-lifestyle.com, to learn more about Morwenna’s work and connect with her.
Enjoy and namaste
Namaste Rainbow Warriors! I’m coming to you today from Bali, Indonesia. I’ve discovered that landing in Bali direct from india is a great traveling strategy.
Everything feels more clean and comfy here. In India I was kind of roughing it. Of course I’m madly in love with India, and I believe it’s an important journey for everyone to spend time there, it certainly is for me, and I haven’t even scratched the surface there, but Bali is an entirely different vibe. And there’s better wifi haha. The culture here is still hindu, but a different kind than you see in India.
This culture is steeped in ceremony for everything in the world. They literally have a ceremony for everything, and it’s amazing to be in a place that holds so much reverence for everything under the sun. Yesterday was a ceremony for all things metal, like cars and machines, and I hear there’s one for trees coming up soon. How cool is that?!
I love the high energy of sacred community here. In the couple days ‘ve been here I’ve been running into old and dear friends that I didn’t expect to see, and that always feels magical.
The air is hot and moist, everything is bright green, the prana is just palpable here. SO much life force energy! Tomorrow the Bali Spirit Festival will begin and I’ll be on a week long love fest yoga train. I’m looking forward to recording a new season of interviews for you here with the international speakers and teachers from the festival, and keep this podcast rolling as a source of inspiration and empowerment for you!
So now let’s get to today’s episode.
Our guest today is Jonny Rose. Jonny is a 700 hour yoga alliance certified teacher, that’s a lot of training folks! He is part of the core teaching team at The Sanctuary Thailand where he’s been teaching since 2014. After discovering yoga in Byron Bay in 2002 it has been happily taking over Jonny's life. He tries to do justice to all his amazing teachers in every class he leads, for the amazing effects they had on his life.
He believes that dancing is a basic human need, and has a light hearted approach and a wicked sense of humor.
I met Jonny in Ko Phangan ,Thailand, on the advise of a common friend who said he’d ”make a great” interview, and that he did. Jonny lives most of his life in an absolute paradise on a small bay of turquiose water on this island in southern Thailand, surrounded by jungle and yoga.
I enjoyed a couple of his classes there, and love his “don’t take yourself too seriously”approach.
In this interview we took a deep dive into the 8 limbs of yoga, and especially the yamas and the niyamas. Jonny’s explanation of these foundational yogic principles was straight to the point and enlightening. Jonny really breaks down the 8 limbs of yoga in a way you may not have heard before.
I hope you learn something here and get inspired to deepen your practice of true yoga .
As usual check out the show notes for links to Jonny and things we talked about in the show, on my website at visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast you’ll find my special media links there too so you can keep in touch and follow my behind the scenes stories that lead to these shows….
See you next week.
Enjoy and namaste
“It’s really yama and niyama that provide a blueprint for you before you even start the asana practice.”
Greeting Rainbow Warriors.This is the last show I’m publishing from India. As this episode is going live, I’ll be leaving a deeply transformative month in Rishikesh, which ends my 3 months in India, l and travelling to Bali.
My heart is heavy leaving India. Time spent here is a true deep dive into ones soul, and even 3 months seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. Walking through Rishikesh feels like an alternate reality. Mantras and inscense are literally wafting through the air everywhere I go, cows are everywhere, the river is flowing, the streets are feel of saddus and spiritual seekers from around the world. and the air is ris in spiritual depth and transformation.Sitting with the powerful River Ganga this evening for my last sunset, contemplating my time here in the Motherland, the biggest thought that pervades my head and heart is “thank you”. I feel so so blessed to be spending this time here, and then to have this outlet, to share it with you. SO much soul growth, so much heart connection, so much learning, so much beauty. India , has. My. heart.
I finished an 8 day panchakarma treatment here yesterday, and am happy to report that my body and mind feel so light after this deep celular detox. Today I interviewed My Ayurvedic Dr, Dr. Maurya who I published an episode with last year, about the panchakarma process, so watch for that interview coming up in a future season. This is something I highly recommend to everyone, and I’ll be making it part of my annual trip to India, which happens to coincide with my birthday. I mean, What better way to honor and celebrate myself every year than this!? Right?
As I’m preparing to record this intro, a review came in on facebook and inspired me to share it here. Tribe your reviews really warm my heart and give me the inspiration to keep this show going. It’s midnight here in my hotel room in Rishikesh and I’m waking up early to travel tomorrow, so receiving some words of encouragement at a time like this really gives me a boost to keep working into the night to get this show out to you. Sara says” “I can’t stop listening and catching up on all the episodes, so interesting, so enriching and juicy...in deep gratitude to Magda and everyone who support this podcast <3” Thank you so much Sara, for listening, and for taking the time to share your review, it means so much to me, I’m grateful to you too. Is this a love fest or what you guys?
And a quick announcement, if you’ve been thinking about joining my Conscious eating 101 ecourse, NOW is the time to do it. If you’re following my Visionary Yoga and Lifestyle FB page you know I’m offering ti at 70% off to support you in a fresh start for this spring season. Equinox and Spring is the very best time of year for you to upgrade and recommit to your body temple and make better food choices. It’s a spring cleaning of your body guys. Remember, yoga starts in the kitchen, and It is really my honor to support you in that, so check out consciouseating101.com if that calls you.
SO now on with today’s show….
The timing of this interview seems fitting as our guest today shares how her trip to India changed the course of her life.
Our guest today is Nadia Moon.
Nadia Moon is a 500h certified yoga teacher, a dream catcher, a traveler & a yoga holiday organizer. After few years working in London as International Marketing Executive she decided to quit it all to catch her dreams, share her love, follow her intentions & happiness.
Her intention and mission for this lifetime is to inspire & empower others to follow their dreams, to improve their lifestyle, to laugh more, to stretch more, to dance more, to be more present, to accept & to let go. She believes in the power of letting go through yoga, meditation, dancing, chanting and in the freedom of mind & body.
We met at a beautiful yoga and detox resort in on the island of Ko Phangan in Thailand, known as The Sanctuary. I attended a couple of her classes, one on pranayamas with chakras, and the other in Yoga Nidra.
I really enjoyed her teaching style and her energy in general, and loved getting to know her better in this interview. His story is one that may inspire you to reconsider you life and allow yoga to become a bigger part of your life.
We talked a lot about yoga, India, she touched on her experience at a Vipassana Meditation Retreat, and we discussed her yogi diet.
She explained what yoga nidra is and shared a lot of inspiration.
So don’t forget to check out the show notes on itunes or my website visionary-lifestyle.com to find out more about Nadia. She teaches in Thailand and offers retreats in Italy so make sure to check out her website for more info.
I really hope this conversation inspires you to go deeper with your yoga practice.
Enjoy and namaste.
Welcome to the first episode of season 5, and year two of the show!
If you didn’t hear the previous episode talking about everything that’s coming up, make sure to check that out.
Todays’s guests are Felicia Hargarten and Marcus Meurer.
Marcus is a Kitesurfer, an Entrepreneur and a Vegan Athlete.
Felicia, or Feli as she called by those who know her is an Entrepreneur, author and blogger. She runs Travelicia , one of the biggest websites for backpackers, globetrotters, & digital nomads in Germany with 100,000 + readers.
Together they founded the DNX Movement and are digital nomads by heart and live and work from anywhere around the globe. They connect and support Digital Nomads worldwide through their DNX - Digital Nomad Conference as well as their DNX Coworking and Coliving CAMPS.
We met in Thailand where I was lucky enough to interview these two bright lights and get their insight in this world of traveling full time and working from anywhere. These two truly are living the dream and have created ways to help you do it too.
Turns out they’re also vegans and yogis so you can imagine we had lots to talk about.
Their next event is The DNX Global Festival in Lisbon on September 22/23 this year, so mark your calendars for that. If you’re looking into the freedom lifestyle guys, this is the place to be, and hopefully I’ll see you there.
Make sure to check the show notes on my website at visionary-lifetsyle.com/podcast to get links to their website.
I hope you enjoy our interview as much as I did.
Digital Nomad Lifestyle
Welcome to year two of the Visionary Lifestyle Podcast!I thank you for your patience for the launch of this second year, I had a couple little delays as I’m traveling in India, I’ve been busy with the International Yoga Festival, wifi is an ongoing issue, I’ve had some technical issues with my phone, as well as my computer. I actually recorded this intro days ago but my computer froze before I could save it and then my wifi went down ha. There are challenges to this digital nomad thing when travelling in 3rd world countries and it’s taken me some time to accept that but thankfully ,I’m finally getting this out to you.
I’m currently in Risihikesh, India. I attended the International Yoga festival where it was like a big reunion. I saw a lot of the yoga teachers I interviewed during the festival last year, and I see this family growing and strengthening. I’m considering bringing a group of yogis with me here next year, shoot me an email if that interests you!~
This time of year draws the spiritual masters or “gurus” to Rishikesh. In fact the place is named Rishikesh because the great sages and rishis have been drawn here to the foothill of the Himalyas for eons. I’ve been attending satsangs, which is essentially a spiritual talk by a “guru”. There are loads of them here, with these spiritual masters coming from around the world and sharing their spiritual wisdom with their followers.
If you’re not yet following my instagram check that out for some behind the scenes stories of what I’m up to and what’s coming up on the show. That’s @ visionary_lifestyle_guide.
So here we go, this is the launch of year two of the podcast. There’s sooooo much in the pipeline for you that I just can’t wait to share!
This year will start with season 5 which began in Thailand, continued in California and then went on to Europe. The following season 6 was recorded in Lisbon at the DNX Global Conference which is all about the digital nomad lifestyle I’ve been embracing for the last year. Or, as I like to call it, digitalyomad, as in yoga nomad. My new favorite hashtag is #yogaallovertheworld. yay!. If you’re interested in taking your work on the road and traveling more , you don’t want to miss those interviews with people who are living that lifestyle now.
And I’m recording season 7 now in India, and will continue on back to Bali again for the Bali Spirit Festival again this year. I just returned from Navdanya, Vanadana Shivas organic farm in rural India and was fortunate enough to interview her about her activism and what conscious eating looks like for her today. She touts saving the seeds and our food system as the answer to climate change and improving health and food security for all sentient beings. She is truly my shero and interviewing her was a true honor. I took an eco feminism course and toured herfarm which was incredibly inspiring to see. Check my instagram to see pics from that trip. The best part was the seed bank where they’re storehousing organic and heirloom seeds. Did you know that Monsanto now owns over 90% of the seeds on our planet? That means this giant poison company control our food system guys. Vanadana Shiva is their biggest enemy, and working on the daily to ensure that we the people have safe and abundant food. So make sure you watch for her episode in season 7.
I’m so excited to see what unfolds with the podcast this year. I’ve made countless valuable friendships with the people I interviewed last year, brought you what I hope are inspiring and empowering content through those interviews, and look forward to so many more.
Have you listened to my episodes from the last year? If you’re new to the podcast I invite you to go back and look through and listen to the ones that call you. And it’s also a good idea to go back to episode #1 in order to get my take on what we’re focusing on here, and what’s really important in the Visionary Lifestyle. If you’re wondering why I always address you as Rainbow Warriors, I explain that there too.
This is an ongoing and open invitation for YOU to join our tribe and participate in activating your highest potential.
Ok so next I’m going to play a short piece I recorded at the beatles ashram here in Rishikesh on a very special day, and then coming up next will be Season 5, starting with my interview with the digital nomad founders of the DNX Global Movement which we recorded in Thailand.
If there are people or topics you’d like me to cover, send me an email and share your thoughts. If you’ve enjoyed the show it’s never too late to write us a review on itunes, and as always, I love hearing from you so just drop me an eMail to: email@example.com
Enjoy and Namaste
Dear beloved community, my rainbow warriors!
This is a very special episode because it marks our 1 year anniversary!
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I launched this show! It’s been quite the journey producing over 55 episodes for you while I travel the world. It has been a wonderful creative birthing experience, to say the least.
I’m back in India now, where it all began last February, when I managed to launch this baby with minimal technical experience, not to mention wifi , and constant power outages in India. It’s nothing short of a miracle that I got these episodes out at times. I remember sitting in a cafe in Rishikesh this time last year, trying to find enough wifi to watch a 3 minute youtube tutorial on how to tag my episodes.
A year later I am happy to report that I have literally circled the globe , interviewing loads of inspiring teachers, new thought leaders, healers, health experts, conscious musicians and yogis galore, all doing their part to uplift consciousness and create more unity, also known as yoga. Did you catch that? The word yoga, means union. That, is in essence what this show is all about. How can we create more union? Union of ourselves with the Divine, union of ourselves to one another, union of all people with this glorious planet we call Mother Earth, and union of all life with all life. This, is what yoga means to me.
Now Tribe, I am floored and humbled to know that we have listeners in over 40 countries, say whaaaaaat?!
Massive love and shout outs to my listeners in
United Arab Emirates
It’s really inspiring to me to do this 1 year recap and study the statistics and see just how far this visionary message is reaching! Wow! Thank you for listening to and sharing the show!
If you’ve been listening to the show for a while you’ve learned that yoga is much more than moving your body into special positions. Yoga is a lifestyle, and a way of being. It’s a conscious path, that has the potential to enrich your life in ways you can’t imagine. It has the power to bring you not only a healthy fit body, but also inner peace, a deeper sense of self and maybe even an enriched value system that supports the union I’ve been talking about. It’s a path for the courageous, because when you truly embark on it, your life really begins to change. You become, more conscious. I like to joke that yoga is the gateway drug to higher consciousness. It’s not something you have to try for, it’s just a natural evolution of your being that happens through the practice of yoga. More than even a path, yoga is a journey, deep into the self. Yoga says our suffering is caused by ignorance, ignorance of our true nature.
There are some interviews on the show with teachers like Laura Plumb and Jules Febre, talking about the 8 limbs of yoga, and there are more of those conversations in the pipeline. Please pay attention to this, it is critical information. It’s really a big mission for me with the show for you to understand this. What we’re talking about here is TRUE yoga. As laid out by the great sage Patanjali, Yoga is like a tree, with 8 limbs. Each limb is joined to the others, balancing and strengthening them,as an integral part of a greater whole. The body of yoga grows by itself, spontaneously, when you practice it. And, there’s a reason yoga is called a practice. It requires your attention daily, and even minute to minute.
I met a guy on the street here in Goa and invited him to one of my workshops I’m teaching. I asked” do you practice yoga?” his response was perfect” Yoga, constantly, asana, sometimes”
It’s much broader and deeper than just the physical practice of stretching, moving and balancing your body into different postures. True yoga is not just “jumping and pumping” yoga as VishveJi says in my interview with him, it’s not just about fitness. The physical postures in yoga, the asana, which is by the way the 3rd limb of yoga, does help keep the body clean and fit, for the purpose of, not vanity, but for us to be healthy, pain and disease free so we can do the work we came here to do, to deliver our unique gifts without distraction of a sick or weak body.
Yoga is a way of being in the world. In my interview with Katchi Ananda, she says Yoga is a prayer in the body, and I couldn’t agree more. Vijay Gopala reminds us that presence is the most important aspect we can bring to our practice. Eoin Finn reminded us that we are nature, and the more we blur the lines between nature and us, the happier we can be. Seriously when I relisten to these interviews as I edit them, I gain so much wisdom from these knowledgeable teachers. In some cases it’s been 6 months since I did an interview when I come to edit it, and I’m amazed at the depth of the wisdom being shared, that I may not have been able to fully grasp in the moment. I find myself listening to the interviews multiple times, and taking notes, because they’re s just so much value to absorb.
So consider this. The first limb of yoga is the yamas, or ways of being in the world. The first 3 tenants in that first limb are ahimsa (nonviolence or doing the least harm), then we have satya,(truth or sometimes translated as impeccability in thought speech and action) and asteya (integrity, which can be interpreted as not stealing, or not laying claim to anything that is not ours). That can be something as simple as hogging a conversation and “stealing”someone’s time for your own egoic need to talk talk talk.
Like Sadvhiji said in my interview with her, if people followed just those first three tenants, imagine the world we would live in. Can we consider this for a moment?Non violence, truth and integrity...
So this leads me to share with you that, as I see it, yoga has the potential to literally save the world.
If people got on board with these values, and did the physical asana practice to keep themselves well, and pranayama , the fourth limb, to keep themselves clean physically and balanced mentally, we would automatically gain the other limbs which culminate in the 8th limb, known as samadhi, or enlightened bliss.
Last year at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh where I recorded the second season of the show, and where I am headed again in the coming weeks, The prime minister of India , Mr. Modi, skyped in with a message. Mind you this was very soon after Donald Trump was inagurated as the president in the US, and the contrast between these two men couldn’t be more stark. Modi , who does an hour of yoga every morning at 5am, spoke about how and why yoga is essential for people to practice. That it is and can be the solution our world so desperately needs. It is, the path to union for all beings.”
So to recap the first year of the show. Season 1 was recorded in California before I started my world tour, with brilliant guests sharing about healing, yoga, conscious media, yogic philosophy and tons more. That was followed by a season in India at the International Yoga Festival, 2 full seasons in Bali, one at the Bali SPirit Festival and another at the New Earth Festival, and now coming up next is season 5 recorded in Thailand, California, New York and Paris! This has truly become a worldwide heart expression of the Visionary LIfestyle message. Turns out, there are people all over the world interested in being the change. Bravo my rainbow warriors, bravo.
So I thought I’d share with you about some of my takeaways from a year of traveling the world.
First one, Just when you think you have things figured out, another plot twist unfolds
The only constant is change
Go with the flow has taken on a new meaning
Calling this Magda’s magical mystery tour couldn’t have been a better name, ha. Have you seen that hashtag on instagram? #magdasmagicalmysterytour
One of the most challenging things has been Learning to go with the flow with ease and grace. You can’t get attached to anything, or anyone.
I said at the beginning of 2018 that my word this year was going to be “allow”. That means I intend to allow the things meant to me to come to me, without chasing them or really even trying to “manifest”. The other side of course is allowing the things not meant for me to fall away with ease and grace as well. To loosen my grip when something I find myself attached to decides to leave.
God knows I’m getting lots of practice in these arenas.
Another Big takeaway is that :Everything is energy.
I feel I’ve come to understand this on a deeper level than ever before. My interview with Michael Tellinger goes a bit deeper into this. The most important aspect of any relationship, decision, business deal, anything, is energetic resonance.
I’ve certainly had some lessons lately that remind me to trust my intuition, because when I don’t, it always comes around to bite me in the ass.
If you didn’t catch the announcement I made at new years, know that I’m recording notes on all my adventures and beginning to put them into a book. I’ve decided to write two books this year actually.
The first is the Visionary Lifestyle Guide to Activating Your Highest Potential, so a guidebook really, detailing the 7 steps that make for a healthy and fulfilling life.
The second is one about my travels and what I’ve learned along the way. I’m coming up on my 50th birthday in just over a year from now, and I’d like to think I’ve accumulated some wisdom worth sharing, so stay tuned for that. I’m embracing my silver streaks in my hair, and choosing to regard my aging as a beautiful unfoldment of a sage wise woman. My intention is the have both books out by my 50th birthday-wish me luck….
I want to give a shout out to some of my top patrons on Patreon, Johann Urb, Michelle Dohrn and Kim Debus you’ve been absolute champions and I thank you. David Byrne you are my top angel again and again, and this content would not have been produced without your generous support. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my soul, THANK YOU
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My out of pocket expenses for this show have never been fully covered by my audience, so that means they’re coming out of my pocket guys. Notice there are no ads here. My goal is for this show to be listener supported. Yes, this is a labor of love but, I’m going to need you to cough up some more support if we want to keep this going and going and going, which I sure do!
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Now if you’re listening to the show, you know how important community is to us here, so I invite you to join our virtual community on facebook. If you’re not already in it, find our facebook page and group, Visionary Lifestyle and Podcast https://www.facebook.com/visionarylifestyle/, and the group Visionary Yoga Lifestyle and podcast https://www.facebook.com/groups/visionaryyogaandlifestyle/?source_id=479405518792755, plus, you can follow my behind the scenes adventures on my instagram @visionary_lifestyle_guide and for show announcements @visionarylifestylepodcast
Visit my website to find the show notes for this episode, for links to all of this.
I’ve got loads of videos on the facebook page with mini practices filmed around the world. Join me there for more free stuff!
I’m so excited for another year of bringing you life altering tools and content to help activate your highest potential. If there’s anything or anyone in particular you want more of , shoot me an email and let me know! Send that to firstname.lastname@example.org
My intention here is to be of service, To be of service to your highest potential that once activated, will automatically make the world a better place. Your effort and willingness to put in the time to listen to these conversations , get inspired, and do the practices is the most important thing you can do for yourself, and the world.
One of my favorite and guiding quotes is from Lao Tzu, the author of the Tao de Ching. He says:
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
So with that inspiring quote, I want to leave you today with a share of a song that has been guiding my way all around the world. This is a gift from a soul sister back in Ojai, CAlifornia named Shylah ray SUnshine. The first time I hear her voice many years ago, her music moved me so deeply. Her music has been my constant companion as I make my way through the world, and this song in particular has gotten me through some week moments. If I’m ever feeling low or week, this song is sure to remind me of the Truth, the Truth that sometimes gets buried or hidden under the weight of the world otr my own mental garbage.
If you’re driving, turn up the volume, if you’re at home, I invite you to stop what you’re doing, and maybe even put some headphones on, and give this your full attention. Allow the lyrics to dive deep into the cells of your being, and remind you of what’s important, to bring YOU back to center. To empower you with the Truth, with a capital T. You are so powerful tribe, please remember that. Your presence and your choices and your vibration carry so much power. May we all continue to be the change we wish to see in the world.
May we all continue on our paths of self-transformation.
I wish you so much love and light on your personal journey.
I’ll be back next week with the first episode of season 5, recorded in Thailand.
There will be links to everything talked about in this episode, including to Shylah’s music so you can download this yourself in the show notes. You can find those on my website at visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast
This song is called Existence….enjoy and namaste
Greetings rainbow warriors. I’m coming to you from Goa India today. I’ve been healing my body and mind with the sun and the sea here, and will be teaching a slew of workshops over the next couple of weeks.
Feeling super blessed to be on this epic magical mystery tour. Are you guys following my instagram yet to follow my world tour?
Catch me at visionary_lifestyle_guide and of course @visionarylifestylepodcast for show announcements.
We have a Visionary, Yoga and Lifestyle Facebook group that I’d love to see you in too, so look for that in the show notes along with links to Daisy’s work as well. Find the show notes on my website at visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast
Today's guest is Daisy Kaye. Daisy is a wellness facilitator, an advocate for maintaining a holiday lifestyle and dancing in the mundane world. She’s a Universal Tao Instructor, Breathwork Facilitator, Body Worker, Herbalist and founder of Sacred Cacao 5 Element Dance and is blessed to facilitate sacred space, teach and practice body-work globally.
She’s the founder of Daisy's Dancing Alchemy and Live A Holiday Life style; whose missions are to bring health, wealth, happiness, self-love, abundance and playfulness into people's lives through dance and presence practices. Her methods stem from ancient Taoist and Tantric Philosophies; creating harmony through integration and personal responsibility of mind, body and spirit.
Daisy creates retreats and workshops, inviting people into the possibility of how it feels to live a happy, healthy life, everyday. From singles and couples, to mothers and daughters; She holds space for all to flourish in abundance and happiness.
I met Daisy at the New Earth Festival in Bali and we squeezed in this interview as one of her students was about to lead a cacao ceremony.
We were interrupted a bunch of times during the interview so it may sound a little choppy, but I assure you, there is a lot of rich content in this brief conversation.
Have you been called to a participate in a cacao ceremony? If so, this may help you understand why you’re interested in it, and the potential this experience has for you.
I really enjoyed meeting Daisy and love her uplifting energy. I did get to The Santuary in Thailand after this interview but unfortunately didn’t get to participate in a ciao ceremony. I’m trusting that the right one in the right place will align when it’s the perfect time.
Sacha Stone, founder of Humanitad.org (and its brainchild, NewEarth Project)
Sacha is a Former rock musician and founder of the New Earth Project, the planetary sovereignty, consciousness and sustainability movement, convening itself as the worlds first extraterritorial nation of peoples from all cultures & faiths. New Earth nationals are people who choose to step out of the invisible contracts with corporate nation states and into a new covenant of fellowship amongst all of humankind via a Declaration of Sovereignty. The nation exists under its own cognisance, as its own court of record and is backed up by its own law commission, law academy and a growing army of law experts around the world. The Nation is launching a zero-point economy and has recently launched Zero Point Time (ZPT) as a unified time signature.
Sacha Stone established Humanitad (http://www.humanitad.org/) as a non sectarian organisation serving as architect and facilitator of global initiatives impacting sustainability, natural justice and social ecology. It is a focus platform for experts in economics, media, education, science & technology, research & advocacy, arts & culture and diplomacy & conflict-resolution.
Humanitad’s law commission is active on the world stage in human rights and natural justice. It continues to incubate medical cures and technological breakthroughs whilst challenging established frameworks of governance which serve vested interests ahead of the interests of humanity and a fragile planet. As a non-profit organisation it functions in the service of people of the world beyond the constraints of ‘systems’ and ‘ideologies’ devised by men and institutions which seek power and wealth as the measure by which all else follows.
Whilst outspoken against the centralisation of power and of multilateral institutional manipulation, in order to enter the multilateral arena and attempt to engage with the mechanics of centralised power, Sacha Stone produced the MDG Awards ceremony on the floor of the General Assembly at the United Nations in 2009. It was at this event where Archbishop Desmond Tutu propounded the word Ubuntu, which is fast becoming a major pattern for international socio-ecological reform.
As Director-General for the UN-IGO (IREO) Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organisation in 2010, he founded and launched the Exemplar-Zero Initiative. The pioneering international initiative safe-harbours and develops breakthrough sustainable technologies and solutions as well as sustainable economic modelling.
Sacha currently chairs the annual Global Breakthrough Energy Movement panels of scientists and innovators – a pioneering movement which is leading the world toward a free-energy revolution. www.globalbem.com
In 2011 Sacha founded the (NWO) Natural World Organisation (http://www.nwo-igo.org/) an intergovernmental organisation promulgating accountability and transparency in world-wide governance – a multilateral organisation which directly challenges globalism and collectivism.
Sacha Stone’s socio-political writings and ‘State of the World’ reports serve as harsh critiques on the disease of globalisation and covert elitism (the architecture of fear and control).
At the same time he emphasises the need for a conscious return (via a total collapse of the collective human conceptual framework) back into the true ‘zero-point’ contained within the quanta of the (collective) human heart – in order for us to qualify and participate fully in the next great step in our human and planetary evolution.
Sacha says "If we are to manifest sustainability and foster an energy & socio-ecological revolution in our times we must acknowledge that participatory ‘consciousness’ is the chief factor. Technology and consciousness are intimately connected and it is time for us to engage that conversation without fear of scorn from a world still largely trapped in linear logic and limitations of the conditioned mind."
I met Sacha in Bali at his New Earth Haven when he hosted the first New Earth Festival.
The people that gathered for this event were truly visionaries, and I was honored to present my Conscious Eating talk, and subsequently to be invited onto the faculty of the New Earth University’s school of Health & Wellness.
Sacha is not shy, he has strong opinions, and an ability to communicate them effectively. I see him as a passionate visionary activist, working on the daily to help create a new and better world. He dropped so many deep concepts during this conversation, that it took me a while to digest it, and listening to it again now to edit it, I’m reminded that this man is spearheading the work of truly bringing into tangible form, the new earth so many of us want to see. And as you’ll hear, he’s not taking credit for all of it. He wants everyone to participate, collectively, for the new earth to be birthed, by all of us.
I hope you find this episode inspiring, and allow yourself to vision for yourself how you can participate in birthing the new earth, and then, get to it. Remember my guiding quote for this show that I mentioned in episode 1? A vision is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision and a task is the hope of the world. We all need to get to work my rainbow warriors. Let this be your nudge today, to put some energy into creating the world that you want to see.
Todays guest is Jonathan Fritzler. Jonathan is co-founder of The Mind Lab, an organization that researches the latest in neuroscience, Coherence, Consciousness and quantum theory, to develop innovative frameworks for personal leadership and engineering the future.
The Mind Lab is a process that uses the scientific method as a framework to help leaders plot a clear trajectory towards their goals. Jonathan has hosted workshops in over 25 cities globally with participants reporting increased clarity about their future, more energy and confidence to achieve their goals, and new insights into who they are becoming in the future.
Jonathan and I met at the New Earth festival in Bali where he was presenting a workshop, and fortunately, we found time to sit down and have this chat. We talked about how to bring consciousness to business, and he defines and explains how he works with Divine sacred strategy. He spoke about how he’s teaching entrepreneurship and intrepreneurship.
This conversation is in essence, about how to create right livelihood, meaning, making your work in the world benefit not only yourself , but also be of service to the world.
Right livelihood is a concept that came to my awareness about 15 years ago when I was regularly attending services at Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. I can honestly say that learning about this changed the trajectory of my life. Being of service and benefitting others through the work I do really appealed to me, and helped me focus my intentions in this direction. Out of these ideas, Visionary Lifestyle was born.
So today I’m happy to be bringing this concept to you through this conversation, and Jonathan is an excellent guide to help you on that path to creating a business that is truly your souls purpose. Jonathan asks: “ What is the value that you are bringing to the world?”
He goes into some practical steps you can take today to move yourself forward on this path of sacred activism.
I really enjoyed this conversion with Jonathan and found myself being really inspired as a result of it. I hope you have the same experience.
As usual, you can find links to all we talk about in the show notes on iTunes as well as on my website at visionary-lifestyle.com/podcast and again my personal intstagram to see behind the scenes photos and follow my travels is @visionary_lifetyle_guide and please also follow the show on IG at @visionarylifestylepodcast
Namaste and enjoy….
Greetings Rainbow Warriors! I’m coming to you from Amritapuri Ashram in Kerala india today. I pray I can get enough connection to actually upload this show.
I’ve been here near 3 weeks now and I have to say it’s been a very deep experience. Lots of personal growth happens in a deeply activated place like this. Phew! Keep an eye on my Visionary Lifestyle Guide instagram for the behind the scenes insights on my journey here. I’m thrilled to announce that just completed a course in Reiki so I’m now a certified practitioner and am really looking forward to sharing that with people who are in need of energy healing. In India I usually find myself being more of s student than a teacher. I sharpen my tools and add new ones to the kit, and it feels so so good.
Our guest today is Nancy Ash. Reverend Dr Nancy Ash is a modern day mystic and pioneering midwife to the new paradigm since the 1970s. Her heart-centered voice is heard worldwide as a passionate new-thought-leader, healing conduit, author, poet, web TV host of Kaleidoscope, and former radio co-host championing peace for all women, men, and children on this planet. Ordained in ‘85, Rev Nancy is a senior minister at the vanguard of inter-spiritual dialogue.
Professor Ash is president of the new-paradigm learning community, New Earth Theological University, and is a grad/postgrad advisor as dean of its school of inter- spiritual studies. She is also executive director of NewEarth University, the learning arm of a global movement, the NewEarth Project.
As a teen, Nancy studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York while working in graphic design at CBS before receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. During that phase she met and studied briefly with mythologist Joseph Campbell - inspiration for her life-work. Dr Ash holds a PhD in religious studies from Metropolitan University, and earned a Doctor of Divinity degree in metaphysics & spirituality.
In tandem with 40 years as a Oneness Advocate in evolutionary consciousness, Nancy is honored to serve as a Founding Trustee for the unprecedented initiative: the “ITNJ” ... the International Tribunal for Natural Justice - a world court for the people and by the people.
Reverend Dr Nancy Ash is the author of two books: Garland of Grace: Sitting with the Dying Sun; and, Doing a 360: Turning Your Life Around to Follow Soul’s Purpose. “
I was blessed to meet Nancy at The New Earth festival in Bali. Turns out she’s an old yogi so no wonder we hit it off famously.
We had a great chat with a beautiful view, and she told me all about New Earth University.
The university is divided into six schools that Nancy will outline in the interview.
The NewEarth University is currently blossoming online with 5-10 year plans of expansion into physical structures and locations.
After getting to know each other I was honored to be invited to join the faculty of the School of Health and Wellness , and contribute my work on Conscious Eating and more, to their massive database of open source content on line.
Please make sure to check the show notes to get links to everything we discuss, and do make sure check out the New Earth University website.
This is a new paradigm of education, sharing the information that our world truly needs now. I’m so grateful to learn that this is happening. It really gives me hope for the future!
So now please enjoy the show, and namaste.
Welcome to the New Earth University [https://newearth.university/]
Greetings Rainbow Warriors and Namaste from india
Today I’m coming to you from Kerala in the very south of India, known as God’s own country.
I’m at Amiritapuri, which is Amma’s ashram. Perhaps you’ve heard of Amma, the hugging saint. She a force of nature and seemingly beyond human. Amma has been traveling the world for decades giving blessings in the form of hugs known as darshan. She’s done this for millions of people, and most days she goes for 12-18 hours nearly non stop. She amazing to witness.
She’s also a huge humanitarian, helping those in need with her orphanages and countless other humanitarian programs, a true inspiration.
I’ll post a link to her website in the show notes so if you’re inspire to know more, read Amma’s books or visit the ashram one day you’ll know where to find her.
I got here in time for new years eve, and spent that night in the presence of Amma as she shared her spiritual wisdom. One point she made that really stuck out for me is that our mind is like a garden, and we must tend it to keep it healthy and beautiful. We need to weed it, water it, give it the right fertilizer and clear the brush so we can enjoy it’s beautiful flowers.
On new years day here thousands of people passed through the Kali temple and chanted Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bavantu which essentially translates to “May all being be happy and free, and may my thoughts words and actions contribute in some way to that happiness.”
Once I landed here I found out I have nearly no signal and not enough to load a full show, so I wanted to publish this title message to touch base and apologize for being late and to let you know that I will resume publishing full shows just as soon as I can get back to an place with more bandwidth..
I have tons of shows recorded included the rest of The New earth season, seasons from Thailand, California and Europe including the Barcelona Yoga festival and the Digital Nomad conference in Lisbon. There’s so much amazing content in the pipeline for you.
In the meantime, follow my instagram at visionary_lifestyle_guide for daily inspiration, and watch some of the videos on my Visionary Lifestyle and Podcast Facebook page. In fact, there you can find a couple videos of that mantra I mentioned, in case you’re inspired to send some good vibes out to the world too.
This is a great time to go back and listen to some older episodes and get caught up.
So for the moment, I’m surrendering to the unexpected break, and diving deep into my own spiritual practice,
I’m doing hours of yoga every day, witnessing the extraordinary sunrises and sunsets, singing mantras, practicing pranayama, and learning new techniques and meeting new friends.
I’ll also be checking into Amma’s Ayurvedic Hospital for a few weeks to do a deep deep cleanse known as panchakrama.
This is an investment I’m making in my own well being. Panchalrama clears out toxins from the body and the mind, and I highly recommend it.
Maybe I’ll be able to post a show from there, we’ll see how the signal is…
Right now it’s a mystery that’s unfolding day by day and I’m in full surrender to it.
I pray you had a wonderful holiday season, and are heading into this new year with optimism, strength and an eager willingness to be the change you wish to see in the world.
Until next time, keep up your practice and be well.
All my love
Our guest today is Kayla Wexelberg. Kayla is a chef, an educator and a yogini. She the founder of Taste Your Roots. Taste Your Roots’ goal is grounding and educating people in their food culture, the land, and supporting them on the journey to developing a self motivated sustainable food system. Her website states: With the diverse foods that exists today, we help folks find food practices that, not only give them healthy nourishing sustenance but a deeper sense of being in connection with their food and their land. Taste Your Roots achieves this through hands on cooking classes, private chef work, conscious caterings' and individual health consultations. In addition, Taste Your Roots is constantly researching and documenting food practices and traditions all over the world. The information gathered is intertwined in classes and used to help us understand the importance of food traditions and the information they have to offer us in understanding a history, a culture and a geographic landscape. Most importantly this research is aimed at answering the questions of how to live a sustainable and connected life.
A fellow yogini, Kayla also completed her yoga teacher training in Rishikesh India this year.
I met Kayla at the New Earth Festival in Bali where she was preparing food to nourish the participants. I was super impressed with what she was serving up, and saw very quickly that she was a kindred spirit. She managed to pull herself away from the busy kitchen to have this chat with me.
We talk about food, seed to table, food and the chakra system, and yoga.
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed having it.
Kayla you kick ass!
Greetings rainbow warriors,Today I’m coming from you from Morocco, with a heavy heart. Over the last week I’ve watched a nightmare unfold. My sweet home town of Ojai ,California just north of Los Angeles, has been burning. California wildfires are raging through the state, and sadly this sweet little idyllic valley also fell victim to them. Ojai is the sacred valley of the moon, named by the Chumash tribe that first inhabited it. It’s a small and tight knit spiritual town where I built a yoga community atop a mountain that overlooked the entire valley, in a center called Meditation Mount. This has been my family and community for years, which supported me and gave me the trust to lead them in yoga. This community made me the teacher I am today. I am forever grateful to those who believed in me, and my students who attended classes week after week, deepening their own practice, and unbeknownst to them also filling my heart with so much gratitude as they allowed me to share the sacred gift of yoga with them, creating such a fulfuling livlihood for me.
So this last week, The entire city was forced to evacuate. Many friends lost their homes, and that center I spoke of, Meditation Mount, had the fires ravage the land and gardens. Though some of the structures still remain, and we expect in Divine timing, the center will reopen to once again serve as a peaceful place for people to gather and meditate daily in service to humanity as they’ve been doing there for over 40 years..
My heart has been engaged in the news non stop as the horror has unfolded. Almost everyone is still displaced as the air is too toxic to breathe there right now.I humbly ask you to send your prayers and good thoughts to this very special communiyt of activated souls, so many tru Rainbow Warriors there. The local organic grocery store is even names Rainbow Bridge guys, if that give you any idea.
The fire maps show that eventually the fires made it 100% completely around the town which is a long narrow valley and could have easily been swallowed whole by the giant flames. Thanks to the tireless work of the thousands of hero firefighters, and a few miracles resulting from lots of collective prayer, the main town did not burn. It’s really nothing short of a miracle.
So, today I’m called to share with you, a recording of one of my yoga classes at our beloved Meditation Mount. As you listen, envision a mountain top glass enclosed sanctuary with a massive skylight leading up to the heavens, with views of exquisite gardens, majestic mountains, and our magical valley below. It has been a true honor to be a part of this community, and I and many are holding space for a phoenix from the ashes story for Meditation Mount, and the town as a whole.
You can visit my Visionary LIfestyle and Podcast facebook page to see a video I shared, to help the fire victims strengthen their root chakras, which are undoubtedly out of balance at this traumatic time. The root chakra is what makes us feel safe a and secure in the world, and when our homes , live or livlihoods are threatened a lot of instability ca result. That video can be helpful to anyway concerned about their physical survival. Please check it out and share it with anyone affected by the fires.
I hope you enjoy the class. I look forward to hearing your feedback. I’m always happy to hear from you guys. You can contact me through my facebook page or website any time visionary-lifestyle.com.
This one’s for you my Ojai tribe. We are the rainbow bridge that connects heaven and earth, eternity with the now. Namaste
Today’s guest is Michael Tellinger. Michael is a scientist, explorer, researcher, activist, humanitarian and internationally acclaimed author of numerous books, and dozens of lectures available on YouTube. He is the founder of the UBUNTU Liberation Movement of UNITY & Higher Consciousness a political party registered in the UK. His latest contribution to the literary world is UBUNTU Contributionism – A Blueprint For Human Prosperity in which he lays the foundation for the philosophy of Contributionism – a world without money. In which people live in united communities in support of each other, rather than the divided communities in fear of each other that we find ourselves in today.
Michael has become an authority on the ancient vanished civilisations of Southern Africa. His continued efforts and analytical scientific approach have produced stunning new evidence that will force us to rethink our origins and rewrite our history books.
I connected with Michael at the New Earth Festival in Bali, and was blown away by his presentation and the information he was sharing. I only got a short time to interview him, as he was rushing off to reveal their new free energy device.
Michael says everything we’ve been told is a lie, and that we’re a species with amnesia. His findings are truly fascinating. We talked about the torus energy field, cymascopes, contributionism, and how sound waves can kill cancer cells. He explains that the human voice is a creation tool. Basically, everything comes from the primordial sourcecode of sound, and it all comes down to harmonic resonance he says.
Michael is connecting the dots between past and present, and wants us to move out the matrix of division into unity. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it tribe?
Make sure to check the show notes, for links to Michael’s website as well as youtube videos about some of the topics we covered in this interview.
Anthony holland-youtube Killing Cancer with Sound