Movement for Modern Life Podcast

Movement for Modern Life is so chuffed to finally have jumped on the podcast wagon! In our podcast, Founder of Movement for Modern Life, Kat Farrants, will meet Champions of Change – those who are changing the world, and helping us all to live a more healthy, happy and sustainable life, as well as meeting experts who can all help us to Move More. Live More.

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Robin Watkins - Davis

Movement for Modern Life Episode 1: Champion of Change Robin Watkins-Davis

Wooohooo!!! It’s our first podcast and Kat is absolutely over-excited to chat to Champion of Change, Teen yoga ambassador, Robin Watkins-Davis. Robin is the youngest person to qualify as a yoga teacher in the UK and shares her insights into:
- how yoga helped her anxiety as a teenager
- her vision for sharing yoga with young people
- how yoga was a superpower that turned her from struggling student to A grade.

'Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change’.

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Vidya Heisel

Champion of Change 2: Vidya Heisel

Vidya’s mission in her newest project is to reverse desertification in southern Spain. Southern Spain is at massive risk of becoming a desert, which means that the land will be irreversibly unusable. Vidya Heisel is founder of Frog Lotus Yoga International, Suryalila and Danyadara, and is one of the most senior and respected teachers of yoga in the world. The story Vidya tells is one of her resourcefulness in educating herself around the issues to manage her yoga retreat land, and passion to educate and inspire people about different ways of managing the land, and the impact intensive farming has on the planet. The practice of mindfulness around the preciousness of our resources is key to Vidya’s message, her work truly is yoga in action.

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Vidya Heisel

Champion of Change 3: Jyoti Manuel

In our third episode highlighting the work of some of the most inspiring people, Kat meets Jyoti Manuel, founder of Special Yoga Global.

‘When it’s your soul’s calling, it lights you up to do the work’.

Jyoti has been practicing yoga for four decades and working with special needs people. Find out how yoga helps special children and how tand teaching is that of listening

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Vidya Heisel

Champion of Change 4: David Kam

In this very inspiring conversation you’ll meet Movement Artist David Kam who is a champion of change, but not in the usual way. He is a champion of changing things up! We discuss the art of responsiveness.

‘My purpose to break boundaries and remember what the point is of yoga is. Shedding light where you lack awareness.’

Take a sideways look at yoga with David. If you were nudged sideways, would you fall? Find out from David how his teaching is to build new connections and new patterns of responsiveness.

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Vidya Heisel

Champion of Change 5: Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Mimi Kuo-Deemer is one of the most inspiring and scholarly yoga and qigong teachers you’re likely to meet. She combines a sense of humour in story telling, with telling us how it is. In this chat, Mimi shares her radical vision of a sustainable health and fitness. This is a vision in which we move for our health and wellbeing not for a sense of accomplishment. Where our target is to live more in tune with the natural world and our life’s rhythms.

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Vidya Heisel

Champion of Change 6: Norman Blair

Norman shines a light on how our yoga practice is an everyday practice of living a life with meaning and integrity. In this discussion we talk about the small steps we might take to become a constructive agent of change, and how we can become more conscious influencers of change in the world.

In this discussion we discuss what yoga teaching has to do with living a meaningful life, how we might find meaning in our lives, and the importance, as yogis, of living a life full of honesty and integrity and challenging complacency.

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