Friends!! After a bit of a hiatus, the Free Spirit Academy Podcast is back and it feels SO good. I'll update you a bit in the intro to this episode, but here's a bit of what to expect today:
I met Jen at my Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training and my first thought was 'thank GOD, a real human'. While I met so many lovely humans, Jen didn't feel like she was trying to prove anything or sound a certain way, she was there for the practice and was simultaneously running her own studio and it was just very refreshing.
In this episode you'll hear us talk about...
...Jens' practice of 25 years, how she got into it for the yoga butt and the healing and spirituality snuck up on her.
...online yoga teacher culture and the choice to present the full spectrum of what it means to be a human.
...growing up in a childhood where everything is 'fine' no matter what's happening or what anyone is feeling and how that impacts us.
...how we can use yoga as a practice that actually makes a difference in the quality of our life, rather than helping us escape from our life.
...how kundalini yoga helps us actually process trauma that's stored in the body.
...thoughts on 'cancel culture', and what we see as problems in the wellness and spirituality communities.
...the history of patriarchy and abuse in the yoga lineage and Jen's personal story of abuse by a well-known yoga teacher.