210. What Yoga Isn’t – With Simon Borg-Olivier

Experienced yoga teacher Simon joins me from Australia to discuss his yoga journey, physiotherapy, the nervous system, bodyhacking, what “traditional” yoga is, practicing in “the bush”, mallakhamb, Indian martial arts, problems with the word “yoga”, the basic principles of movement, breath, fluid natural movement, blood pumps, what’s not yoga, modern exercise, steroids, the philosophy of yoga and Sanskrit mistranslations, sexuality, laughter, cancer and more! A veritable masterclass of yoga and movement!




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Patricia is a Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Family Constellations Facilitator. She is a lead trainer of the Trauma Coaching certification and the Courage to Lead course for female facilitators.

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Karin is a yoga & meditation teacher and embodiment trainer with an MSc in Mindfulness Studies. She's co-author of Embodied Meditation and is lead trainer on the Embodied Meditation and Embodied Toolkit certifications.

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Christina is an embodiment coach and somatic educator with an MSc in Social Sciences. She's co-lead trainer on the Certification of Embodiment Coaching and Courage to Lead courses. Christina combines her work as an Aikido blackbelt, dance and improvisation in guiding groups and individuals.

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