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Don't Forget Yoga Podcast

Apr 27, 2023

This episode features a song to help you remember the Kleśas, as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras.

Song begins: 05:40

I have struggled a bit with remembering the kleśas, the five poisons or mental afflictions that keep us from yoga. I was inspired by the talk with Austin Sanderson about Patanjali and the...

Apr 15, 2023

If you have taken a yoga teacher training in the Western world, you probably learned a little bit about Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. You might even get the impression that most of the yogic tradition comes out of that text.

In this episode, I share the second part of my interview with Austin Sanderson (The first part is in...

Mar 31, 2023

Have you ever wondered how important it is to pronounce a Sanskrit mantra correctly? This episode will provide you with an answer, and give you a little insight into the importance of Sanskrit in yoga. 

I met our guest Manorama in 2011 when she came to teach the Sanskrit module at the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training. I...

Mar 25, 2023

Have you ever noticed that a really great yoga class feels like a song? The breathing creates a rhythm, the teacher's voice moves like a melody, and the emotion rises and falls until we land gently in Shavasana. 

My guest Juju Stulbach was a dancer before she became a yoga teacher. Juju grew up in Brazil and moved to...

Mar 11, 2023


Vasisthasana (वसिष्ठासन vasiṣṭhāsana) is the Sanskrit name for side plank pose, and it turns out lots of us yoga teachers mispronounce it. 

Today's guest is Frances Vicente, an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher who lives and teaches in Montreal. Derek met Frances at the 2011 Jivamukti...