Practice Indie Yoga Podcast

Practice Indie Yoga Podcast
This podcast is dedicated to you reclaiming yourself through the sharing of ancient yoga wisdom through a modern lens. Rediscover your best self through self inquiry, love and a bit of laughter as we bring this ancient wisdom to life in our modern world.

5/11/20 : Maya- breaking the disillusionment + mental health awareness
May 11 • 16 min
Hello everyone! This week we are focusing on Maya or the fog of illusion that prevails through the human experience. It’s our work as yogis to cut through the fog with our practices and pursuit of clear vantage points. One of the quotes shared in this…
5/4/20 : Durga & Pandemic Musings
May 7 • 42 min
Welcome to our weekly fireside chat where we discuss all things upcoming at the studio, our weekly focus and pose. This week we are talking about Durga and how to channel her in your daily practice, as well as what to expect in the coming week (May 4,…
Let’s Talk About Sex Ba-BY! Prepping for book club: Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
Apr 15 • 27 min
What does sex have to do with yoga? Well if we are trying to yoke our mind, body and spirit- there’s no clause in there saying “but exclude your naughty bits”. Sex is so charged in our society, so we’ve chosen the book Come as You Are by Dr. Emily Nagoski…
Finding Faith Through Uncertainty
Mar 22 • 21 min
Oh SNAP do we need this more than EVER THIS WEEK??? The Universe, she’s full of jokes, eh? This week we talk about faith (shraddha) through uncertainty/ obstacles (the malas) and how this whole month has led up to this. It’s wild how applicable this is,…
Samskara: Rewiring Your Patterns
Mar 17 • 20 min
This conversation brought to you by habit reformation, Jeffrey Dahmer references and more. Engage with this content to help reset patterns you’re ready to let go of and engage in new ones!
Vidya: Knowledge and Wisdom
Mar 8 • 12 min
Jenna dives deep into the definition of Vidya and how it differs from the commonly cited (from the Yoga Sutras) Avidya. Join in for a conversation on knowing better and doing better, and conscious awareness!
Gayatri: Big Mother & Sun Energy
Mar 1 • 15 min
We begin this episode chanting the Gayatri Mantra. This episode is full of big mother energy, the history of the Gayatri, who she is and what she embodies. Get ready for a week of expansion and alchemy as we explore this beautiful Goddess and theme. In…
Karma: moving into F L O W🍂
Feb 25 • 2 min
Karma is not retribution, but rather working toward moving out of friction into a flow state. Enjoy this quick sound bite from Jenna on this important topic.
Prenatal Yoga w/ Tess Belden
Feb 24 • 27 min
Enjoy this beautiful conversation with Tess Belden on prenatal yoga, being a doula, being a woman, pregnancy and so much more! If you’re seeking more information or community with other women, pregnant women or support through your pregnancy, here are…
Race & Inclusion in Yoga w/ Kristina Johnson
Feb 24 • 25 min
Seeking further community and/or learning on the topics of race, inclusion and diversity (within yoga, as well as beyond)? This is by no means exhaustive, but a start. Here are a few resources: 1. Work with Kristina directly (our staff did this training…
Svarupa : love the F*ck out of your authentic self
Feb 16 • 20 min
If Practice Indie had a Sanskrit name, this would likely be it. Svarupa is the discovery, practice and deep cultivation/love/acceptance of your true Self. This is not your external self (although we use that as an analogy in this episode), but rather who…
Bhava: Our Deep Feeling
Feb 9 • 18 min
This week we’re talking all about FEELINGS, but not the kind you barf out on instagram- the deeper, more intentional feelings that guide our practices, that help us cultivate deep meaning. Dive in, this one’s juicy :).
Practice Being Human + Narayana- The Guru of the Universe
Feb 2 • 13 min
Happy February, y’all! We’re looking at what it means to be human all month long, and this week we’re focusing on Narayana, the Guru of the Universe. Listen in for more on this month, as well as this week’s theme!
Pranava- the Cosmic Sound of the Universe
Jan 26 • 9 min
We dive into how the Universe as sound, wood witches, vibrational frequencies and more really important shtufff. Don’t miss this week’s focus podcast with the ever brilliant Jenna Baker!
Purusha and Prakriti : The changing and the infinite
Jan 12 • 15 min
Purusha and Prakriti are fundamental concepts in yoga to understand - that which is eternal, and that which is constantly changing. Listen on for more!
Is God a Dirty Word?
Jan 8 • 29 min
Join Nataraj Chaitanya as we discuss how God is involved with yoga… and whether or not it is fundamental to the practice. This deep, important conversation is beautiful, thoughtful and big. Enjoy! Oh, and here’s our original blog referenced from 2016:…
Ganesha: Lord of Beginnings & the Placer/Remover of Obstacles
Jan 5 • 16 min
This week’s focus is all on Ganesha. We talk about how to interface with this Avatar, considerations for how to grapple with putting your awareness on a god that may not serve your religious understanding and how that all can weave into our yoga. This is…
Trauma, Therapy and Yoga
Jan 4 • 48 min
Mary-Margaret, one of our incredible teachers who is a full time therapist/ social worker, dives deep into what therapy is, how it relates to yoga, why it’s important and what trauma is. This conversation reiterates our core belief that you are not…
Now Begins the Practice of Yoga
Jan 4 • 18 min
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.1 states “Atha yoga anushasanam. Now begins the practice of yoga.” Listen on for our first week’s theme of 2020, and this auspicious reminder that at any time, we can begin again.
What to expect from our programming in 2020
Dec 24, 2019 • 10 min
If you’re a student of Practice Indie, you know that we do a weekly focus… what you might not know is that it is interwoven into a larger annual theme. Our programming goddess, Jenna Baker, joins on this week’s podcast for a quick overview of what you can…
The Yoga of Sound : How to Practice with Mantras & More
Dec 23, 2019 • 33 min
This episode is full of helpful vocabulary break downs. We discuss what mantra is, what sankalpa is (typically called ‘intentions’ in a Western/ American yoga class), bija, japa, bhava and more. Enjoy this deep dive into Nada yoga, or the yoga of sound,…
Why Tantra?
Dec 17, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode of Practice Indie Yoga’s podcast, we discuss with Nataraj Chaitanya what Tantra is and it’s significance. This episode is full of beautiful information. Give yourself time to soak it up. Enjoy! Some books listed at the end of the podcast…
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Legacy
Nov 27, 2019 • 15 min
Martin Luther King Jr. accomplished the bulk of his world changing work in the span of 10 years. Who do you want to be 10 years from now? What do you want people to be saying at your 100th birthday, and/or at your funeral? What kind of legacy do you hope…
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Habits & Living in Alignment
Nov 27, 2019 • 15 min
Every choice and moment can tip the scale like a single grain of rice. What we do moment to moment matters, and it adds up. This episode is about habit formation and how to create habits that will sustain and inform your goals, as well as keeping you in…
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Goal Setting
Nov 27, 2019 • 20 min
Let’s set some goals, sugar pies! Get comfy, nestle in and hunker down. It’s time to vision your life in the best case scenario and then break out goals to make it possible. Don’t forget Sheryl Sandburg’s wise advice “you can do it all, just not all at…
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Present Self
Nov 27, 2019 • 18 min
It’s time to observe who we are now, so that we can move forward as the Self we truly want to be/ return to/ become (it depends on how you look at it ::). Join us to dive in more into diving into our purpose, goals and vision with these two awesome…
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : A Year in Review
Nov 27, 2019 • 15 min
Let’s dive into the past year! Join us for our community wide goal setting (members, free | drop ins, $18) January 1, 1p-3:30p Grab the worksheets on our website:
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Reflect on the Decade
Nov 27, 2019 • 15 min
Here’s a Spotify playlist you can jam to when you hit pause to do these reflection exercises. Grab a piece of paper, or join in by printing out these resources (they’ll be used for all of the episodes). Grab the worksheets on our website:…
Seeing Clear | 2020 Visions : Start Here
Nov 27, 2019 • 15 min
Ready to have your best year yet? Goal setting and vision setting is not about becoming someone new, but rather embracing that which already exists within you. Enjoy this 6 (well, 7 if you include this intro podcast) series to help you recap the last…
Derek Cook : Functional Anatomy, Alignment and Divinity
Nov 24, 2019 • 54 min
We bite off just a few MAJOR topics in this episode. It is such a privilege to get to hear Derek Cook speak on all his genius! Enjoy conversations on functional anatomy, choosing to teach organization over alignment and how studying the body can be…
Why Do a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Nov 18, 2019 • 30 min
“Life is practice” that’s Nicole DeYoung’s moto, and it’s one we live by here at PI! Enjoy a conversation with one of our tenured teachers as she shares her own journey through teacher trainings, workshops and her constantly evolving yoga practice. We’ll…
Invest in Rest this holiday w/ Purvi Lippincott
Nov 9, 2019 • 29 min
Why does rest matter? How can we integrate it as a practice? We talk about restorative yoga, what it is and how to integrate it into your daily life. It may look like 10 minutes of legs up the wall, it may look like surrendering to props. As the go-go…
Conscious Consumerism : Holiday Buying Guide w/ Purvi Lippincott
Nov 9, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode we are chatting conscious consumerism with Purvi and prepping ourselves for the holidays. While we do our best to share some local spots to shop, above all it comes down to shopping with intention, asking people what they want and honoring…
Money Mindfulness w/ Melissa Gindling
Nov 9, 2019 • 29 min
Money… it gets such a bad wrap, but having agency over our money, and recognizing our power with it when we become mindful and conscious with it can change our world view. We talk with Melissa Gindling (teacher, student and all around BOSS BABE) on why…
Astrology 101 w/ Megan Hanna
Nov 4, 2019 • 39 min
Our focus this week is pratyabijna - self knowing, and what better way to celebrate the knowledge or remembering of the self than looking at the study of Astrology! We’ll dive in with Megan Hanna on what astrology is, how it helps us to know more about…
The Story We Tell Ourselves
Oct 23, 2019 • 28 min
The story we tell ourselves can help us remember our wholeness or distract us from it. In this episode we dive into the mind stuff and how we can alter the course of our lives and find meaning in every moment simply by shifting the narrative we create.
Alaska Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat 2020
Oct 22, 2019 • 11 min
We are going to Alaska! Join us for a time to reconnect and re-energize in beautiful Alaska. Staraya is from where we will be retreating to and shared all the whys behind this magnificent sojourn.
Ayurveda 101 w/ Staraya McKinstry
Oct 22, 2019 • 37 min
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga… but what is it really? How do we practice it and how can it combine with our yoga practice and enhance our lives? Staraya answers all this and more in this awesome episode! Enjoy!
The Yamas: the don’t be a Furby guidelines
Oct 19, 2019 • 26 min
One of the best known paths to the practice and state of yoga is the Ashtanga Yoga or 8 limbed path of yoga. We will dive in to the first of the 8 limbs- the yamas, and look at 10 listed yamas. Normally we discuss only 5, so consider it your lucky/nerdy…
What is Jnana Yoga? (and how to practice it)
Oct 14, 2019 • 28 min
Join Jenna Baker as she shares with us what Jnana yoga (the yoga of wisdom) is and how to practice it. Spoiler alert- you can do it curled up on your couch ♥️
Why your self-care routine isn’t working (and ways to fix it)
Oct 8, 2019 • 22 min
Are you doing all the things suggested to care for yourself and still hitting burnout? It’s possible it’s due to the fact that the self care that’s sold to us just masks bigger issues we need to deal with. Practicing yoga is as much about evaluating and…
So… What is Yoga?
Oct 1, 2019 • 30 min
Yoga is viewed in the West as an exercise program, but really that’s just the tip of the tip of the iceberg. Listen in as we share the definition of yoga, the roots of yoga, answer the question “is it a religion” and so much more! If you’re curious about…
Practice Indie: Who We Are
Sep 26, 2019 • 33 min
Hi! 👋🏻 we are practice Indie yoga- a yoga studio located in Indianapolis dedicated you doing you (more expanded: we want to help you reclaim your best self). This our brief story of who we are, how we came to be and a little of what you can expect from…
Practice Indie Yoga Podcast (Trailer)
Sep 25, 2019 • 0 min