As yoga expands to more and more corners of Western society, many Christians are finding that a strong yoga practice can greatly complement one's faith.  Robert Karle is a Catholic in prepration to become a Jesuit Priest who also shares a passion for yoga.  In this podcast we discuss the ways in which these two paths complement oneanother and where there is conflict and how all of that takes root in Robert's own spiritual practice as a Jesuit Yogi.

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 6:25 PM

Author and Yoga Teacher:  Kyczy Hawk is the author of “Yoga and the Twelve Step Path”  - and has been teaching yoga to people in various stages of recovery for five years.  She has developed a yoga teacher certification program called S.O.A.R (TM) to assist others in pursuing this specialty area.  In addition to her regular classes she leads Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery) meetings in the So. SF Bay Area. She volunteers in the local jail bringing these classes to the women at Elmwood and occasionally continues to work with the Art of Yoga in San Mateo and has worked with Niroga in San Jose. 

Direct download: Yoga_and_the_12-Step_Path_with_Kyczy_Hawk.mp3
Category:Yoga -- posted at: 4:19 AM

Jeffrey Small is the author of the best-selling thriller, The Breath of God, which won the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Best Fiction. He is also a popular blogger on Huffington Post, and an acclaimed speaker on religious and spirituality topics. Jeffrey graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was elected to the Board of Student Advisors and taught speech, legal writing, and research. Jeffrey next earned a Masters in the Study of Religions from Oxford University in England where he was a member of Oriel College.

Jeffrey is active in the Episcopal Church, currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees at General Theological Seminary in New York, but he has also studied Yoga in India, practiced Buddhist meditation in Bhutan, explored the ancient temples in Egypt, and journeyed throughout the Holy Land.

When not pursing his passion for theological discourse, Jeffrey is the CEO and founder of MDH Partners, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate investment and development company that has participated in over $2 billion of acquisitions and developments. Jeffrey’s eclectic hobbies include being a former US Champion amateur ballroom dancer with his wife, Alison. He also held the rank of Black Sash in Kung Fu, specializing in the Internal Arts. 


Jeffrey Small's Website
Purchase The Jericho Deception
Purchase The Breath of God 

Jeffrey's Previous Inquire Within Podcasts
—>The Breath of God with Jeffrey Small
—>East-West Spirituality with Jeffrey Small


Direct download: The_Jerrico_Deception_with_Jeffrey_Small.mp3
Category:modern spirituality -- posted at: 9:01 PM

Creating Time is a heart-centered-yet-practical guide that offers a new paradigm of time and the tools to implement it. Marney Makridakis has devoted her career to helping people live fuller and more meaningful lives by connecting with their own creativity. In this podcast, Marney talks about her unique approach to time which combines art and philosophy, science and story, to help us connect deeply with the power of our creative selves.

Direct download: Creating_Time_with_Marney_Makridakis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15 AM

Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon, M.A., is an interfaith minister, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and author of five books, including Prayers for Healing and A String and a Prayer: How to Make and Use Prayer Beads. In 2000, Maggie Oman Shannon founded The New Story, a coaching and consulting business focused on helping people create deeper meaning in their lives. Shannon currently has the honor of serving as Spiritual Director of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and seven-year-old daughter.

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Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation, Published by Viva Editions, 2013

Prayers for Healing : A String and a Prayer: How to Make and Use Prayer Beads.

Jen Blackstock is  a Certified BioDynamic CranioSacral Therapist, Healer, Spiritual and Life Coach and Intuitive.  In this podcast, she talks about her journey in becoming a healer generally and craniosacral therapy specifacially.


Suggested Reading

The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work

In this podcast, renown teacher Jason Bowman explores the balance between aligment focused yoga such as Iyengar and vinyasa or flow based yoga such as The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.  On this surfce, these very different approaches to hatha yoga seem very different, but Jason explains how the two paths are really very complementary and similar.

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Direct download: Jason_Bowman_-_Vinyasa_Yoga_Teacher.mp3
Category:Yoga -- posted at: 8:35 PM

Darren Main interviews Author and yoga teacher Mark Stephens about his book "Teaching Yoga".  Mark Stephens is based in Santa Cruz.  

More info can be found on his website


Mark's Website

Mark's Books:

Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques 

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes 

Direct download: Mark_Stephens.mp3
Category:Yoga -- posted at: 5:10 AM

What is floatation?
Floatation therapy is the act of floating on your back in 10 inches of a warm saltwater solution, in a lightproof and almost soundproof tank . Free from external stimulation and gravity, your body and mind quickly reach a state of relaxation and meditation. Many people float to relieve pain, to catch up on rest, to meditate, or to find creative inspiration.

Direct download: Floatation.mp3
Category:health and healing -- posted at: 4:07 AM

Swami Kriyananda, born J. Donald Walters (born May 19, 1926), is a direct disciple of the yogi Paramahansa Yogananda and had many hours of personal contact with him during the last four years of Yogananda\s life (1948 – 1952).[1] During this time Kriyananda became a minister for Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by Yogananda. Yogananda also asked him to teach Kriya Yoga, which Yogananda called the highest technique of Self-Realization.[citation needed] Swami Kriyananda was elected as Vice President of Self-Realization Fellowship in 1960. Kriyananda is the founder of Ananda, a worldwide movement of spiritual intentional communities based on Yogananda\s World Brotherhood Colonies idea. Ananda has meditation centers and study groups throughout the world based on the teachings of Yogananda.[2] Kriyananda is also the author of more than 80 books and the composer of over 400 songs. 

Direct download: Kriyananda_QA_Session.mp3
Category:modern spirituality -- posted at: 5:45 AM