Visionary Lifestyle Podcast

The Visionary Lifestyle Podcast is a seasonal Variety Show Published Weekly and Featuring: Interviews, Topic Based Episodes, and Q and A shows. I’m your host, Magda Freedom Rod: Health and lifestyle guide, mother, yoga instructor, environmentalist, conscious eating expert, content creator and world traveling digital nomad. You’ll hear interviews with: Inspiring soulutionaries, change makers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, conscious media makers, authors, yogis, conscious musicians and more. Topics include: yoga, conscious eating, meditation, Ayurveda, sustainability, alternative health, healing, spirituality, activism, non-toxic living and many more. “My mission is to inspire, educate and empower in order to activate the highest potential of individuals and our collective world in such a way that we create a healthy, thriving humanity and a sustainable planet.” It’s my hope that this podcast will serve as a clarion call to gather the tribe that is interested in being the change we wish to see in the world. I believe that as we become activated into our own highest potential through the use of tools including yoga, conscious eating and meditation, we become empowered to deliver our gifts to the world. The Visionary Lifestyle is about raising consciousness on the planet. We believe in self love, animal love and planet love. Join us. Visit to learn more, read show notes and submit comments and questions. Donations gratefully received at Namaste
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Jan 29, 2018

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 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….

Jan 16, 2018

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.



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Jan 4, 2018

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