In this conversation I’m diving into the world of Harjiwan - a Kundalini Yogi and a woman who glows with radiance, expansiveness and dedication.
We explore her life in depth, from her strict regime of ballet through her childhood, and how it impacted her both positively, in a way of inner discipline and body awareness, but also how it impacted her in a damaging way through developing anorexia at a young age. Her journey from then to now has been a wildly expansive and successful one, from becoming a renowned Pilates instructor to the Australian Ballet Academy and Australian Football teams, owning her own studio, to then diving into Ashtanga yoga, before the doorway opened for her to discover Kundalini Yoga.
This path let her to the foot of Yogi Bhajan, the master teacher who brought this practice to the West. By his seed planted, she grew the first Kundalini studio and community in Australia in the early 2000s, and has continued to teach ever since.
I get her to explain the basics and the profound nature of Kundalini, the technology that it is and it’s purpose, for all of us still green to its magic.
We cover why Kundalini yogis wear white, wrap their heads, practice for specific time periods or numbers of positions within kriyas, what a kriya actually is, how many kriyas there are to choose from, to assist you in your focus or needs, the power of consistent, daily Sadhana and so much more.
Amongst frequent workshops and classes, Harjiwan offers a mentoring program for women called ‘WOW’ which she speaks in depth about in our conversation, and why she’s specifically focused on expanding and elevating women into their radiance.
She’s a beautiful, inspiring woman who really walks her talk and lives and breathes the essence of Kundalini.
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Let's talk Astrology! Charting the basics & the profound with Astrologer Daisy Clementine
In this conversation I’m chatting all things evolutionary astrology with Daisy of 'Flowers for Dais Astrology'.
We cover her journey into astrology, dive into what astrology actually is, her personal, unique approach to it and how she navigates her sessions, the energies of the planets, nodes and asteroids encompassing astrological charts, how these energies show up in us and in the collective world, and so much more. (she also shares an astrological forecast for this April new moon 2019.)
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Menstruation Empowerment & Monthly Cycle Wisdom with Samantha Neal
In this conversation I'm diving into the vast world of womanly cycles with Samantha Neal, who lives, breathes and shares the power of coming into greater understanding, and therefore empowerment, around our monthly cycles.
We speak in depth about menstruation, the way society has 'told us' to think about it, her first time bleeding and her disempowered perception of it then, to now understanding it's purpose, and the power we have in this time to vision/create/rest/restore.
We go into exactly what happens in a woman's body each month as she prepares to ovulate, and then to bleed, and around and around again.
We share tips on self-care, food, herbs, rituals and boundaries needed at these times of the month, and how to understand/communicate our needs and honour them.
Samantha lives in Byron Bay, Australia and holds workshops, meditations, circles and 1:1 sessions.
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Her new website is coming soon - see her link in Instagram bio for her latest offerings!
Sailing the World, Solo Van Life & Artistic Endeavours with Josje Leyten
In this conversation I’m exploring the adventures of Josje Leyten, a world-travelling sailor, an artist, a media creator and a natural intuitive.
She’s walked, or drifted, perhaps, along the path less travelled, in embarking on a sailing endeavour at the age of 18 and not coming back for over 4 years, travelling all around the pacific and falling in love with life on the sea.
We explore her life’s journey and all the directions it’s lead her in and the places shes seen, and most recently to her van life living and solo adventures through Australia.
We also speak about what inspires her to share her journey through YouTube, and the new collaborative project she’s just about to launch on there!
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Women's Social/Skill/Financial/Community Empowerment in India with IPHD Founder Madhu Vaishnav
In this very potent and important conversation I’m speaking to Madhu Vaishnav, the incredible lady behind IPHD, a small NGO based out of Jodhpur, India.
During the podcast we speak about Madhu’s journey, diving into the topic of gender and what it means to be a woman in India (a still patriarchal society), to her time working as a social worker in the slums of Jodhpur, to now her work within rural community development. We discuss the significance of women’s empowerment and why this remains Madhu’s sole focus.
We also touch on the creation of ‘Saheli Women’, the social enterprise program formed in 2015 by Madhu to create employment opportunities and financial and social independence for the women of Bhikamkor, the rural village, adopted by IPHD in 2015, which is currently an incredible ethical clothing enterprise.
I was introduced to Madhu through my beautiful friend Claire Hart, who just spent some time in the community developing her ethical clothing label Arezü. So she chimes in too through the conversation!
Sink in and dive into Madhu’s story, her passion, her mission and the incredible work she’s doing from the ground up in rural Indian communities through the empowerment of women.
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