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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May 14, 2018

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

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

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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.”

Achintya Devi


May 11, 2018

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.


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


Link to donate to Magda’s computer fund

Cristina Urioste



Kitchari Recipe









“Food is a common denominator”

“You can heal your relationship with the earth through the food that you eat”

Cristina Urioste