89. Intelligent Yoga – with Peter Blackaby 

Top British yoga teacher Peter Blackaby joins long-term student and host Mark Walsh to discuss humanism vs. guru culture, purpose (what’s the point of yoga?), functionality, critical analysis, structural vs. neurological approaches to yoga, foot yoga, efficient and parasitic movement, ease, top vs. bottom-up approaches, sensory yoga, interoception, proprioception, Antonio Damasio, emotions vs. feelings, yoga for daily life, social engagement, the “quiet revolutions” in yoga-land, what stupid and delusional yoga is,Mary Stewart and Vanda Scaravelli, modernism vs. postmodernism, evidence based yoga, cultural exclusivity, container vs. transfer in yoga and yoga as a process. A thoughtful wide-ranging discussion with shout-outs to many innovative people in the field today. 





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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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