Feb 6, 2023
This is a podcast is about yoga and memory, and it is created with new yoga teachers in mind. It contains music, mantras, and mnemonics to help yoga teachers remember... yoga.
In this episode, host Derek Pashupa Goodwin shares his origin story of becoming a yoga teacher; a tale that begins in Western Massachusetts then continues through New Orleans, NYC, and Colorado. Derek talks about his lifelong struggles with memory, how he adapted creative tools to help him remember things, and how that journey led to the creation of this podcast.
He introduces his Four Mnemonic Methods of Memorization, tools to help yoga teachers remember.
Featuring stories about Rima Rani Rabbath, Sharon Gannon, Shiva Shakti (yoga studio in Northampton MA), Swan River Yoga (yoga studio in New Orleans), and, of course, Cheech and Chong.
This episode includes the full version of the Shatkarma Kriya Song, recorded at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY at the 2011 Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training. It also includes clips from the Pelvis Song and A Humerus Love Song to the Shoulder Girdle, which Derek wrote and recorded to help memorize anatomy concepts during a 2021 training with Amy Ippoliti. These songs will all be explored in more detail in future episodes.