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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Feb 22, 2018

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
















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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

Now folks if you’re enjoying and finding value in this content, please support the show in the way that feels best for you.

Your 5 star rating and review goes a long way in itunes, sharing with loved ones that will benefit from this content gains you big karma points , and sharing on social media is always a huge plug for the show, and , of course your financial support on patreon or directly through paypal would help keep this boat afloat.

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!

So please become a patron today by signing up for even just $1 a month. If everyone listening did that my out of pocket expenses just for publishing, would be covered. Now that doesn’t include so many other expenses like plane tickets, meals,equipment, not even my internet costs. There is a base monthly cost mostly for subscriptions to host and the like, to produce and publish the show and get the content all over the internet,  to make it easy for you to access.

We just submitted to spotify so you should be able to find it there soon. We also added Apple Play and LInkedin if you prefer listening there. These are in addition to our itunes, stitcher, soundcloud and youtube channels as well as of course my website where you can also find the show notes for every episode.

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, and the group Visionary Yoga Lifestyle and podcast, 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

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

This song is called Existence….enjoy and namaste

Feb 12, 2018

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

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.

Feb 5, 2018

Sacha Stone, founder of (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 ( 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.

In 2011 Sacha founded the (NWO) Natural World Organisation ( 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.