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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Mar 26, 2018

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 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 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 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.

Mar 19, 2018

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 to get links to their website.

I hope you enjoy our interview as much as I did.


Twitter: @dnxglobal

Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Mar 18, 2018

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:

Enjoy and Namaste