Yoga is about freedom and doing right by your tribe. – 13 Hands
This episode contains occasional profanity.
The conversation jumps around to many different topics, including his process of learning his own body. He tells about spending hours reading about how the body works and using medical literature to show Doctors how wrong their opinions are.
He gives us a Business 101 course on getting into yoga, from an artist’s perspective. He talks about showing up to teach a workshop where there were only 2 students and teaching anyway. He explains how to get a base income, seeking out supplemental business and the importance of marketing. He talks about how to present your information, depending on who you are talking to. That you should figure out what you are good at and build off of it and to consider when it is better to partner and when it is better to run, solo.
To learn more about 13 Hands:
Ted Talk YouTube: Music for healing, from a “calm type-A” personality
And, of course, we appreciate 13 Hands for the conversation and for providing the music at the beginning and end of the episode.
Some of the different people and places that were mentioned in the conversation:
Mount Eden Retreat Center in Washington, NJ
SuperSoul Farm in Canaan, NY
SuperSoul Yoga in Chatham, NY
Dr. Michael Schachter in Suffern, NY
Tantris, the clothing line and studio of Russell Simmons
200HR Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training at Kula Kamala Foundation and Yoga Ashram
A few of the books that were mentioned in the conversation:
Heal Your Body by Louise Hay, Success Through Stillness by Russell Simmons, Yoga & Ayurveda by David Frawley