Episodes


  • Episode 97: Bobbi Paidel/ POSITIVE LAMB FOUNDATION and a Curious Yogi Podcast

    "Innner contentment unfolds supreme happiness"

    In this episode (which we recorded in February this year) my dear friend and fellow yogini Bobbi Paidel and i are talking about all things yoga, being curious, our love for India, living in ashrams, our teacher Stewart Gilchrist, SIMPLICITY AND CONTENTMENT, being less busy, redirecting language and the many transformations/incarnations Bobbi has been through, like depression and addiction and her sobriety journey. We also speak about Bobbi's foundation: POSITIVE LAMB and all the good work she is doing for children living with HIV in India.

    Please support Postive Lamb Foundation:

    TREKKING FOR THE CHILDREN! On June 15th I'm trekking in London to raise money for children living with HIV in India. Helping to send 75 children to school for a year, along with everything they need! This is my second time fundraising for POSITIVE LAMB FOUNDATION a cause i am extremely passionate about, please help me help them and sponsor me to reach my 500 euro goal!
    DONATE: https://trek.positivelamb.com/karo-tak

    Bobbi's other episode


    SHOW NOTES:
    https://www.positivelamb.com/

    https://bobbipaidel.com/

    Bobbi's guru: SWAMI SHYAM
    https://swamishyam.com/swami-shyam/

    Yoga and the 12 steps:
    https://collectiveresilienceyoga.com/nikkimyers



    INSTA:
    A curious yogi

    Positive Lamb Foundation

  • Episode 96: Blowing the whistle with Thysia Huisman

    WARNING! This episode talks about sexual abuse, rape and victim blaming, please be aware before listening to the episode.

    Thysia was only 18 years old when she became the victim of sexual abuse at the very early start of her modelling career, she recently wrote a book about the whole experience called: CLOSE UP (only available in Dutch) Thysia is a student and friend of mine who i highly respect and adore, it was a truly special exercise to sit with her one on one here in Amsterdam and speak about all she has been through and how she became the whistle blower which sparked a lot more women to come forward.

    Thysia is just a powerhouse of a woman. She is a writer, mother, producer, creative and a spokesperson for women who have delat or are dealing with sexual abuse, specifically in the entertainment industry.

    So have a listen and share!

    Check a short interview with Thysia here

    Find Thysia on instagram @thysia.huisman

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  • Episode 95: Come as you are, creating global community with Salons for Life

    The second episode in our EMPOWERED WOMEN SERIES!

    In this episode i speak with the founders of SALONS FOR LIFE: Nirupa, Sybil and Kate. A magical trio who created a true special project, i am honored to be part of.

    WHAT IS SALONS FOR LIFE?
    The founding vison came from creating a shared authority space where adults could free themselves in thinking and embodying and sharing as creative beings. Focused on a shared desire to LEARN. Which was a common desire of the founders but they soon learned this desire was something many people felt across the globe, this collective striving and yearning united the community and attracts the life learners through their different salons and salon facilitators.

    So we speak about the founding principals of the Salons and where they came from. We also speak about:




    How the Salons came about and how much they have grownZoom Fatique online versus in personWhat does community really mean? And how they created a local to global community with their salonsIntrovert versus extravert and the different ways of expression oneselfTo COME AS YOU ARE and they take time to reflect on their ethos and finding principles

    Sybil - the second co-founder of the Salons for Life cohort - and i first met at a Thanksgiving Yoga Retreat at Ananda Ashram in Upstate New York. A fellow yoga practitioner (Nirupa, Sybil and Kate all met each other @urbansadhujerseycity circa 2017) After attending her first salon with trustbs , i expressed in all my well known enthusiasm, how much love i have for the work they do, coupled with my own dedication to helping people create healthy and happy lives made, as match was made in heaven!

    And so here i am..... my upcoming salon, “SLO-MO: Way to Go – Slow Living in a Fast World,” is very much steeped in the spirit of making New Year’s resolutions that last beyond just a month or year, but a lifetime living mindful, easeful, and joyful living.

    Join Salons for Life as we kick off our 7th year of salons!
    Saturday, January 27th, 2024, 10:30am-12pm ET / 4:30-6pm CET on Zoom.
    SIGN UP HERE


    SHOWNOTES:

    https://www.trustbs.com/

    https://www.salonsforlife.com/

    https://www.urbansadhuyoga.com/



  • Episode 94: Finding your PURPOSE with Yogini Goddess Vanessa Van Noy

    "THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXERCISE AND YOGA IS PURPOSE"- Vanessa Van Noy

    Vanessa is back! For the third time in a row, this time we are speaking about FINDING YOUR PURPOSE, yoga, being a woman in this yoga world dealing with sexual predators, yoga teaching, specifically teacher training programs, how much shitty programs there are out there, space fillers, a yoga teacher mill just pumping out teachers, we speak about all this and the responsibilty Vanessa feels teaching teachers herself in her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. And we dive back in time to our own experiences of teacher training and our yoga careers, two decades for Vanessa, one decade for me.

    Vanessa is such a legend! She has been teaching in the NY metro area for over 23 years. She has worked with pro and collegiate athletes, people with physical limitations, and everyone in between. She specializes in creating practices that are fluid, functional and fun. She encourages humor & compassion, perseverance & perception , love & laughter. Vanessa is also the founder of “Headstands for Hunger “a annual yoga-based community event that feeds hungry people and homeless pets in Monmouth County NJ. Because TAKING YOGA OFF THE MAT IS WHERE IT IS AT!

    Vanessa is a true believer in the power of the practice .Yoga has changed her life in so many ways. Yoga has made her a happier , more confident and more content human being. Vanessa's mat has been her safe place for a long time, a place where she can feel strong, hopeful and connected. Her wish is to share all these gifts with her community, and to help all beings live their lives happy, healthy and free. She is also the co founder of PURPOSE yoga studio in New Jersey.


    SHOW NOTES:

    INSTA: @vanessa_vannoy @purpose.nj

    https://vanessavannoy.com/

    https://purposenj.com/




  • Episode 93 On War and Peace brokers with Austin from Urban Sadhu Yoga

    Austin is back! And this time we explore the heavy topic of war and our responsibility as a yoga teacher to bring this topic into our classes and communities. YOGA IS POLITICS! And this needs to be addressed more. Austin explains his point of view through ancient yogi texts and the way he works with and within his community bringing his views and method of yoga in Jersey City. This truly is a MUST LISTEN!

    I invited Austin to speak about this topic specifically bcause I feel it’s so crazy to be in the business of “peace” as a yoga teacher and be confronted with this war and feel helpless and powerless. I also feel it’s our job as yoga teachers to talk about this, to bring politics into class, to have this conversation, we speak about all this and about spiritual bypassing too.... another important topic!
    Please listen, share and leave a review!


    SHOW NOTES:

    Austin's earlier episode in January 2021

    Urban Sadhu Yoga Explorations of the Month

    Urban Sadhu Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training (Omega Institute July 28 – August 25 2024, Rhinebeck NY)

    Video about the 300 hour Urban Sadhu Yoga Teacher Training

    Virtual Yoga and Video Archive

    Devdutt Pattanaik’s https://devdutt.com

    Jaya, An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

    The Mythology Toolkit (Omega Institute Weekend Workshop August 16- 18 2024)

  • Episode 92: Boss ladies on married life and other relations with BFF Lisa

    So can highly independent women/people live happily ever after? How do we feel about marriage? How is marriage viewed by others, specifically the marriage of others……
    All this I discuss with my BFF, my wife, love of my life Lisa Dickmann and we go all out, deep and personal……

    This episode is released on Tuesday the 21st of November, which is my own first wedding anniversary.

    Dedicated to my dear husband who loves me so unconditionally and without him this podcast wouldn’t be possible. I love you Miguel!

  • Episode 91: Happy World Vegan Day with raw vegan veteran Kate Magic


    HAPPY WORLD VEGAN DAY!!!!!

    We could not think of a better person to share this special day with then the magical and wonderful Kate Magic, a true vegan veteran! Regarded as one of the true pioneers of the raw vegan lifestyle, she has been a raw vegan for over thirty years, and raised her three sons into adulthood on a primarily raw vegan diet. BOOM! What a legend….

    She also is the author of seven raw recipe and holistic lifestyle books and with her company RAW LIVING she has created over twenty unique products.
    She believes raw foods and superfoods to be vital tools to unlocking our inner potential and empowering ourselves as individuals to create the shift that is now immediately upon us.

    A vegan powerhouse…… obviously!

    Plus Kate is also a DJ for on sohoradiolondon.com a yoga student and teacher for many years! We share the same teacher…. Another legend…. Stewart Gilchrist!

    In this episode we discuss:

    Turning vegan in the eighties
    Raw veganism and writing the very first raw vegan cookbook in the UK in the early nineties
    How to protect your mental state and mental airwaves by being pretty strict about how to use social media
    creating space for people to step into the MAGIC 🌟
    working with universal energy and having patience for the process


    INSTA:
    @katemagic

    https://katemagic.com/

    https://www.rawliving.co.uk/


    Here’s a link to Kate’s villa in Bali:
    https://www.rawliving.co.uk/products/bali-magic-villa

    SHOW NOTES:

    https://sohoradiolondon.com/profile/kate-magic/


    The Farmacy London https://farmacylondon.com/

    Stewart Gilchrist https://www.eastlondonschoolofyoga.com/about/

    Shanti Allen https://alchemyacademybali.com/

    Dolores Cannon (QHHT) https://www.dolorescannon.com/

  • EPISODE 90: WORDS MATTER! With freestyle/beatbox legend: BS and hip hop artist GAEA.

    “MANTRA is the chorus, visualisation is the verse- what do you want for yourself moving forward?” David “BS” Bradshaw

    We stay on point! This week is yet again an episode about MUSIC! This time I get to speak about my favourite music really HIP HOP with two experts the one and only BS (David Bradshaw) the only BS you can trust and my very skilled and talented husband GAEA (Miguel Sarzedas)

    I met BS online during a Salons for Life rhyming workshop last year, setting some serious intentions for the new year and witnessing his pure skill and talent in rhyming, freestyle and beatboxing. I freaking love this guy and this episode is DA BOMB on all levels!


    We discuss:

    FREESTYLE FITNESS!

    WORDS MATTER- HOW WE SPEAK OUR OWN SPELLS!

    ACCOUNTABILITY IS LOVE!

    PRACTICE IS PROGRESS! Unpredictable and exciting! 🤘🤘🤘🤘

    @trustbs @gaeaxvx

    https://www.trustbs.com/

    https://open.spotify.com/album/2xLbirQGX2k3PAV6viq5o2?si=FxFfSyDgTtSFrPizKBQFuQ

    https://gaea.bandcamp.com/music


    SHOW NOTES: @salonsforlife https://www.salonsforlife.com/

    @freestyleplus https://freestyleplus.com/

    @greymatterbbox

    @ianplevy

    https://bladingcamp.com/

  • “ EVERYTHING FALLS INTO PLACE, RIGHT IN MY FACE!” (From the song Do you know why)

    Episode 89! VALUES HERE! With Chui and Porcell

    WE ARE BACK! After a break we’re back at it! And we could not have come back with a better episode then this one! RIGHT IN YOUR FACE! Yeah!

    Guest host Miguel and I sit down with Chui and Porcell (from Judge, Shelter, Gorilla Biscuits) to talk about their brand new band VALUES HERE and their upcoming album: TAKE YOUR TIME, I’LL BE WAITING which will be released next week Friday 22nd!

    We speak about:
    MUSIC! The importance of it.PMA! (Positive Mental Attitude)Chasing your dreams! Never giving up on yourself!The upcoming albums and the meaning of some of the songsVALUES and ETHICS!Being a DIVA and just being your true, authentic self and MUCH MORE!Even if music isn't your thing, or tattoos or yoga..... you will still find some jewels in this conversation that will inspire you and change you, rearrange you! These two are powerhouses, have a listen and share!

    “Personally I always like to push the envelope with every band and record I do. I never just want to live off of past accomplishments and recreate a sound I did with previous bands just because I know it will be immediately accepted. I’d rather push forward and always challenge myself to make newer and more interesting music. I knew Chui was an amazing singer so I wanted to write songs that would showcase her voice and harmonies. I’m a punk rocker at heart so I’ll always make music that’s energetic and rallies around a message, but for this record I wanted to go further into the melodic side of things.” PORCELL

    SHOWNOTES:
    Find the band here: @valueshere
    Find Chui here: @chuikanela
    Find Porcell here: @thehardcoreyogi
    LABEL: @end_hits_records

    Check out this interview, it was a great resource for us:
    https://thoughtswordsaction.com/2023/08/30/interview-porcell-chui-of-values-here/


  • “The glory of the elderly is their insight to life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

    Episode 88: Learning from the elderly and how to follow your heart and travel the world with Lynda

    My dearv friend Lynda and I recorded this episode at the end of last year and it’s such a wonderful conversation I am excited about sharing. This one is a very inspiring one to leave you with just before our summer break!

    We can learn so much from the elders, Lynda is such a delight of a being and has such light and insight to share with the world in the most kind, humble and graceful way. We speak about her childhood, life in Burma, Pakistan, Iran and other places, her amazing pilgrimage all by herself from the UK to India and how she followed her heart and passion for traveling from a young age.
    Lynda also gives some tips and advice for traveling to India and she shares some great insights on ashram/community living.

    SHOWNOTES:
    Lynda and I met through Dru Yoga UK. Check out info here. https://druyoga.com/


    SUMMER BREAK! We are taking a break for summer, recording new episodes, lots of walks and swims for Sparky and we will be back on in September! HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you all!

  • Episode 87: The hard life of Devadasis and how we can show support with Mahima from Terre des Hommes

    ‘If I were to sit under a tree and tell you the sadness we have to suffer’, she said, ‘the leaves of that tree would fall like tears. (From the book Nine Lives)

    In this episode Mahima Sashank from Terre des Hommes NL explains all about the life of Devadasis in India and her role and the role of Terre des Hommes to change the narrative and how to create a better world for those faced with the hard life of being a Devadasi.

    “They are bold, they want to bring about change, they want their lives to change.” Mahima Sashank

    DEVADASI means servant of God, but this term has been used for children who get into a system of sexual exploitation. Children as young as 12, 13 years old are told this is what they are supposed to do in the name of God and culture.

    Terre des Hommes offers life skill training: A total of 16. Confidence building, resilience, communication skills, leadership training and more.

    CHILDREN GOOD Project TdH is working to getting children out of the devadasi system in 5 districts in North Karanataka, 80 villages all together. TDH wants to empower the children. “We are just facilitators and we EMPOWER them!”

    About Terre des Hommes:
    A global organisation you can find all over the world.
    They focus on:
    ADVOCACY teaching children that and how to fight for themselves, train them how to speak and defend themselves through the lifeskill program.
    SENSITISING the community and the community members about the hard life of devadasis. Change in community attitudes.
    Training children as agents. Children solving village problems. Including them in problem solving for the communities.

    SPREADING AWARENESS AND RAISING MONEY! Please donate to this cause and BE PART OF THE CHANGE! CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOLUTION!

    “The devadasi system is not a cultural practice by any stretch of imagination, but a system of child rape, sexual slavery, caste discrimination and gender-based violence.” The New Humanitarian

    SHOW NOTES
    FUNDRAISER! PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT HERE:
    https://secure.terredeshommes.nl/donation-goforyourlifepodcast

    Report link
    https://www.datocms-assets.com/22233/1676368257-children-good-phase-1-report.pdf
    www.tdh.nl

    BOOK: NINE LIVES by William Dalrymple THE DAUGHTERS OF YELLAMMA (chapter 3)
    https://williamdalrymple.com/books/nine-lives-1

    Also mentioned: Tribe of Lambs https://tribeoflambs.com/

  • Episode 86 with CYCLING WARRIOR Luis Luz and how to NEVER GIVE UP!

    "I am searching for a feeling of happiness" Luis Luz

    So this episode is with my dear friend and brother Luis Luz is about cycling and races, but Luis is giving some great advice and tips about how to persevere, how to never give up, how being dedicated and committed to something you’re passionate about, will get you very far in life!
    We speak about how does training work, Luis’s trainer and dear friend Pinela, how he trains on his own, how much he trains and what hos training schedule looks like. We also discuss what happens to him mentally, spiritually and emotionally when he is racing and what's keep him going.

    This is such a GO FOR YOUR FREAKING LIFE AND NEVER GIVE UP episode I am super proud of and a MUST LISTEN, even if cycling isn’t your thang!

    Check it out, share and leave a review!

    Find Luis here: @l.c.luz
    Shout out to his trainer and dear friend @ricardopinela

    SHOW NOTES:
    The race Luis will be starting TOMORROW! In South West Germany and France:
    http://mittelgebirgeclassique.cc
    ⇔ 1060 km | ⇑ 22.740m | Τime limit: 114h
    You can follow his every move! Here: https://www.followmychallenge.com/live/mc23/

    This is the book about ACT in sport: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/55843087

    LUIS’S CYCLE HEROINS:
    Emily Chappel - https://www.instagram.com/emilyofchappell - her book about the Transcontinental Race https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46260674-where-there-s-a-will Lael Wilcox - https://www.laelwilcox.net Juliana Bühring - http://julianabuhring.com

    THE RACES HE HAS DONE:
    - Heading southwest, Portugal - https://www.finisterra.cc/heading-southwest/ - 2 Volcano Sprint, Italy - https://www.twovolcanosprint.com The race that first inspired him: - Transcontinental Race - https://www.transcontinental.cc

  • YOGA STOPS YULIN!
    Fighting the dog and cat meat trade!

    💪 EVERY YEAR, 30 MILLION DOGS AND CATS ARE BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR MEAT ACROSS THE ASIA PACIFIC!!!!!! 🐈 YOGA STOPS YULIN!

    I am celebrating a decade of yoga teaching this Wednesday, proud of all I’ve done, what I’ve become and all that’s yet to come! Please join me! On zoomtopia! In this episode i am speaking with founder Jade on this very important subject and her passion for the cause!

    Ending the dog and cat meat trade! All of the funds raised during the 2023 Yoga Stops Yulin campaign will go directly to the dogs saved by the Chinese rescuers check 🐶

    COME TO CLASS or JUST DONATE! All links and info in shownotes!

    Wednesday 17th of May 7 pm CET/ 6 pm UK time/ 1 pm EST
    90 minute class, all levels welcome but be ready for joyful challenge


    SHOWNOTES
    Class and zoom info https://karotak.com/product/celebrating-a-decade-of-yoga-fundraiser-for-yoga-stops-yulin/
    Yoga Stops Yulin website: www.yogastopsyulin.com
    Yoga Stops Yulin fundraiser: https://fnd.us/yogastopsyulin2023?ref=sh_3CP7Ke
    Stop Yulin podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@stopyulin8640


    Yoga teachers, please reach out to Jade at: [email protected]

  • “Sometimes I wish it was back in it’s little corner where no one gave a toss about it” SG


    Episode 84: Keeping it real in an industrial yoga complex world with Stewart Gilchrist and Mick Barnes


    This episode is without a doubt the closest to my heart, as my two main teachers who I love dearly came together in one (zoom) room! CHECK THIS OUT! It’s a legendary one!

    Stewart Gilchrist and Mick Barnes both Senior Yoga Teachers (teaching for over 15 and 20 years) and true legends. We speak about how CAPITALISM IS DESTROYING YOGA! How they both navigate in a world of teacher training, Lulu Lemon world and retreats. Swimming against the tide. Or as Stew says swimming against a huge tsunami. They explain WHAT YOGA IS AND WHAT YOGA ISN’T! . It’s an incredible unique, authentic and pure hearted episode sharing the ultimate truth and core of what yoga is or at least should be….. and even if you aren’t into yoga, these two will entertain you and open up your eyes and inspire you in many ways!

    TO BE CONTINUED! PART 2 COMING SOON! .


    SHOW NOTES:


    About STEW: https://www.eastlondonschoolofyoga.com/about/
    Insta:@eastlondonschoolofyoga
    About MICK: https://www.theyogafactory.com.au/
    Insta: @theyogafactory_sydney


    Other things mentioned:
    Yoga Statistics website https://www.thegoodbody.com/yoga-statistics/
    International Yoga Festival https://internationalyogafestival.org/
    Ashram https://www.parmarth.org/
    The most horrible yoga book according to Stewart: 2.100 asanas by Daniel Lacerda / Dr Yogi the epiphany of flipflop yoga https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24693036-2-100-asanas

    Stewart’s book recommendations:
    Tree of Yoga- B.K.S Iyengar https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/354703.The_Tree_of_Yoga
    The Deeper Dimension of Yoga- Georg Feuerstein https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/739234.The_Deeper_Dimension_of_Yoga
    Handbook for teachers of Yogasana https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3522107-a-physiological-handbook-for-teachers-of-yogasana
    CHAKRAS a handbook https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/193008.Chakras
    Georg Feuerstein studies: https://traditionalyogastudies.com/about/

    INSIGHTS/HIGHLIGHTS:

    REAL YOGA:

    STEW: The only real yoga are the ones that are mentioned in the Shastras, Puranas, Upanishads and ancient sacred texts. Those are yogas. The other ones aren’t, they are businesses, just in it to make a profit. They are made up, without any scriptural history.

    YOGS ENDS SUFFERING:

    STEW: I think about quitting everyday. But then I think about how many people are suffering in this world and I suffered badly before I found yoga. I suffered every singe day and I made others suffer. And the one thing that helped me was yoga. So if I can show people that helped me with my suffering I can alleviate some of that suffering for them. That is what keeps me going. That stops me from quitting every single day.

    YOU CAN’T DO YOGA ON A COMPUTER:

    MICK: After Covid we got left with the phenomenon that is now Zoom. That has been the most challenging. Our little shala has never recovered, we lost some people because they lost their discipline and now we are still up against the Zoom and it sickened me. It sucked the life out of me, this capitalist marketing, people getting rich with setting up cameras all over gyms and yoga schools, but you can’t do yoga on a computer, a big part of the practice is the effort it takes to get to the shala. It’s been very hard for me.


    JUST KEEP GOING:
    Stew to Mick: Hang in there, you’re doing the right thing. I get frustrated and angry with it too, just keep doing what you’re doing. What you’re doing is fine, it’s almost like a separation, you got to separate yourself mentally. You can feel alienated. But you have to keep going…..


    YOGA IS A SCIENCE:
    MICK: I believe yoga is a science. If you subscribe to a certain order of practices, processes, being open to being taught, moving from absolute nobody awareness to awareness, its a holistic process, this is so much more than turning a computer on. Teachers need to have these people present, so we can emerge them, teach them, educate them, so they get the full benefit of it. THERE IS AN ORDER FOR EVERYTHING.

    Give everybody an opportunity to shine be able to teach anyone to practice yoga. You have to start somewhere.


    IT’S NOT WHERE YOU ARE GOING, IT’S WHERE YOU CAME FROM! MICK: Sharon used to say we are everything there is nothing to get, nothing to gain. And that is exactly it, it’s not about where we are going, it’s retracing our way back where we came from. (Sharon Gannon, co-founder Jivamukti Yoga)


    THE EVOLUTION OF THE SPIRIT! MICK: When you get older, you realise it’s not really you doing it. That’s the practice. The evolution of the spirit, it’s not you.


  • Episode 83 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL (CITY) FARMER with Andres Jara

    “My food always comes with a message” Andres Jara

    I am all for supporting your locals and for that reason alone this episode is one close to my heart! We recorded this in November 2021 but is still as accurate to share! Talking to the lovely Andres, local farmer and plant based food producer. We speak about his joureny from being a butcher in Italy to a plantbased farmer and food producer in Amsterdam. He aspires to bring more knowledge and appreciation for local and seasonal food choices into town and he does it in such an enthusiastic and passionate way! I love this guy! It’s especially great for those of you living in Amsterdam and able to support Andres and de STADSGROENTEBOER but just as inspiring for those who don’t! . We speak about the farm, how it all works, how the farm started, why we should farm sustainably, how and why we can all do it, how and why to support the project and Andres side projects like his sauces and products with his brand JARA. We speak also about food travelling, creating consciousness in our mindset when it comes to where our food is coming from etc….


    SHOWNOTES:
    Insta: @jara.earth @destadsgroenteboer
    Websites: https://jara.earth/
    https://www.stadsgroenteboer.nl/


    ABOUT ANDRES:
    Born in Colombia, trained as a chef in Peru, had his own catering company in Colombia, studied gastronomic sciences in Italy, mastered the technique of Italian butchery in Tuscany and is now growing vegetables in the Netherlands. With his enthusiasm and networking skills, he ensures that word gets around fast. He is an expert at finding locally available resources, like woodchips, mushroom compost, or bathtubs! He also sees to it that the greenhouses are kept shipshape and that the farm’s self-made compost is at it best. He loves to use the farm’s produce for events, workshops and his creative products. And he aspires to bring more knowledge and appreciation for local and seasonal food choices into town. Check out his latest project https://jara.earth/


    ABOUT DE STADSGROENTEBOER:
    We are Andres, Laura, Lisa, Julia and Milo. Gardeners, cooks, bakers, cheesemakers, scientists and food entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, Switzerland and Colombia. We met at a small university in Piedmont, Italy, where we spent four wonderful years studying the origins, taste and culture of food. After each of us had gone on their individual journey through Europe to work on different organic farms and explore the food industry, the time was ripe to start our own project. In December 2018, we took over the vegetable garden from the first Stadsgroenteboer Wout ten Have. In 2021, we got the opportunity to expand our farm from half a hectare to almost one hectare and rent a piece of land in the Lutkemeer polder on the organic farm de Boterbloem.


  • Episode 82: Surviving cancer and guiding others with Tom Gilry

    “Cancer is an invitation for a radical transformation towards a more meaningful life. Trust me, I know. “ -Tom Gilry

    I am so proud of this week’s episode with Tom! Tom has become a close friend and I just absolutely heart this guy, I am currently actually staying with him and his beautiful partner Sabrina while releasing this episode, funny enough.

    Tom is a cancer survivor (nearly 5 year cancer free) in this episode we speak about not tip toeing around the subject of cancer, how to deal with having cancer and Tom’s personal journey with having lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. We discuss the concept of cancer coaching. And how passionate he is about guiding, helping and supporting others with cancer.
    We also talk about the importance of having a daily practice of yoga, and meditation and a (raw) vegan diet for his recovery. And very importantly a POSITIVE MIND SET and WILLPOWER! He is also mentions how much yoga really taught him discipline.

    ABOUT TOM:
    “I know that cancer can be terrifying and I want to guide you through this journey.”
    Tom understands what it really takes to traverse the treatment phase and transition back into your life. He offers a way to turn crisis into an opportunity. He has put together tailor made coaching programs that are in line with goals and aspirations of his clients.
    Tom is also a passionate yogi, practicing on a daily basis and teaching too. AND he is very passionate about being vegan and his healthy diet and lifestyle.

    SHOW NOTES:

    BLOOD TEST RESULTS: Tom’s blood test he is mentioning in this episode was very positive and he now just gets a yearly check up just like “normal people” do. YAH!

    Find Tom here: https://www.cancer-coaching.com/

    The Cancer Journey Institute https://www.thecancerjourney.com/

    Art work made for Tom by his friend Philip Long check here: http://nagualcreations.co.uk

    “As Stew says” referring to our yoga teacher Stewart Gilchrist/ East London School of Yoga https://www.eastlondonschoolofyoga.com

    BOOK: My guru cancer by Bethany Webb https://www.bookdepository.com/My-Guru-Cancer-Bethany-Webb/9781735297705

  • Episode 81 Self Mastery, GETTING REAL and the Conscious Lab with Cherryl Duncan

    Want to get shit done? GET REAL AND GET WHAT YOU WANT!

    “I have a lot of ideas and a lot of them fail and then eventually something works and I don’t know if it’s courage or stupidity probably a bit of both, but I can’t not do something” Cherryl

    We’ve recorded this episode way back on the 23rd of November in 2021 but both felt it was accurate enough to share it! And I am now also going to be teaching for the Conscious Lab starting this Tuesday the 17th, so perfect timing to share this episode now! :)

    We talk about going back to believing nothing in tough times, throwing everything out and starting from scratch, and in this way really finding your own authenticity, finding your own values. We also talk about the practical application of yoga at this time and age and how the industry is ever evolving and ever growing. And the importance of having a good teacher! And the importance of not undercharging yourself as a yoga teacher. Knowing your own worth.

    Cherryl initially started her project: the Conscious Lab a yoga and meditation online platform in Covid time but it’s still running now as a hybrid, online channel, very convenenient and time saving for people joining and it is here to stay. Even though it’s an online platform there is a strong human connection, a feel of community.

    What does the word conscious mean for Cherryl? MAKING CHOICES FROM AN INFORMED PLACE, FROM AWAKENING.

    About Cherryl:
    Cherryl is a passionate entrepreneur and has been in the business of raising consciousness for over 18 years. She is the founder of The Conscious Lab, an online Universe with of tools and practices like Yoga, meditation, breath work and coaching, as well as Conscious cosmetics and sustainable fashion.

    Cherryl is also a Self Mastery Coach and the author of Magnificently Real. Her focus is to encourage, train and teach people to live a life driven by desire. She also developed her own method of Yoga called dharmaKaya® Yoga which incorporates the Taoist practice of Emotional alchemy at the core of the method. Cherryl has run Yoga Teacher Training programs, Coaching Training programs and now coaches groups in organisations and is in the process of digitalising her programs to be made more accessible on The Conscious Lab platform.

    Originally from South Africa, Cherryl sold the Yoga Studio she owned to move to Germany where she has been living for the last 10 years.

    At the very beginning, she left a career in advertising to pursue more authentic feeling goals of self investigation which led her to living in ashrams in India, studying with famous yoga teachers in New York, studying Tibetan Buddhism with Western monks from Arizona, attending Shamanic rituals in Brazil and other pursuits that still keep her dedicated to the path of Self Mastery and the pursuit of a living a life most fully lived.


    SHOW NOTES:

    http://www.cherrylduncan.com/

    Insta: @cherrylduncan_official

    @the_conscious_lab

    www.theconsciouslab.com sign up for a free account which gives immediate access to selected videos in the library!

    Join KARO every Tuesday and Thursday morning in Jan and Feb!
    https://theconsciouslab.com/en/programs/jivamukti-yoga-with-karo


    Mentions: Kari Zabel
    @karimzabel
    www.karizabel.com

  • Episode 80: 2023 ACTION SURVIVAL PLAN and how to work with the mind with Barbara Berger

    SPECIAL NEW YEARS EPISODE! Monday 2nd of January 2023
    “There is nothing like a good crisis. Crisis is actually the karmic gifts we have with us, that put us in these different situations that pause us to develop and grow. “ Barbara Berger

    YES! It’s that time of the year again! New Years intentions and teachings from wonderful life coach and author Barbara Berger has some really good advice for us in store!
    We spoke about her books, how to work with the mind, how we can transform being a victim of the mind, to a master of the mind! Barbara explained once you understand the mental laws and the way the mind works, you understand why you experience life the way you do.
    So what is the best way to organise our thoughts and our plan of actions in order to achieve what we want in life? Listen to the answer to this questions and many more in this episode!
    Some great tips on making money too and how to look at money and finding the balance between passion and survival.

    A great way to start the year! Have listen and please share!



    SHOW NOTES:
    Find Barbara here: http://www.beamteam.com/index_en.html

    INSTA: @barbara_berger_author

    BOOKS:
    Healthy Models for Relationships by Barbara Berger
    http://www.beamteam.com/en/barbara/healthy_models.html

    The Road To Power http://www.beamteam.com/en/barbara/fastfood.html

    FREE E-BOOK
    Mental Laws email Barbara to receive a copy [email protected]

    GUIDED MEDITATIONS with Barbara http://www.beamteam.com/en/barbara/meditation.html

    War: United 24 to donate https://u24.gov.ua/

    DAILY MEDITATION:
    10 MINUTE HEALING MEDITATION EVERY DAY
    Every day for 10 minutes from 3 pm to 3.10 pm in the afternoon European time (CET 1500 hours). This is 2 pm in the UK and 9 am Eastern Standard Time in the US.
    Please join us in our daily meditation for Healing and World Peace.
    Please join forces with us to help raise the collective consciousness on Planet Earth. You can sit, lie down, or stand and walk as you do this meditation – whatever works best for you is fine. It’s the good energy that counts! And try to do it every day!
    We end our 10 minutes of meditation by sending thoughts of Love and Peace and Healing to the good people of Ukraine, to the women of Iran and to other trouble spots around the world.
    Love, Barbara & Tim & Thomas

  • Episode 78: how do you want to be remembered with Steven Hess

    “You don’t get to first place without a second opinion.”

    How do you design your life? How do you want to be remembered? What is success? What is this work, life, balance business everyone always talks about? According to my guest this week work, life, balance is total BS…… And the difference between an “entrepreneur and an “offtrepeneur”

    Hear me out!

    The end of the year is here a perfect time for reflection and setting an intention for next year! Now this guest will most def inspire and help you with that! Meet Steven Hess, an international advisor, mentor and coach, sought-after for his honest, considered and straightforward approach. I have had the pleasure to have a coaching session with him this week actually and it’s helped me so very much! We speak about daring to look at yourself, being yourself, bravery, the value of mentorship and coaching others and how we can live our lives to the fullest! Steven fundamentally believes that success is more about legacy than the bottom line.
    Steven lives in London with his wife and three sons.

    HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? Now…. that would be a nice intention and question to ask yourself for 23!


    SHOW-NOTES:
    The article mentioned: https://www.whitecap-pv.com/articles/work-life-balance-lie
    https://www.whitecap-pv.com
    @hesszero7

    ABOUT STEVEN:
    Steven became a coach not by choice but by evolution.
    Entrepreneur, educator and CEO maverick Steven Hess is an international advisor and coach, sought-after for his honest, considered and straightforward approach.
    A veteran of global enterprise and fast growth startups, Steven brings decades of experience in the media, consumer, education, health and advertising sectors to his coaching practice. A three-time founder, Steven leveraged his experience to develop and grow the global not-for-profit Startup Leadership Program in the UK into a $158MM, 2,000 job movement while supporting the NHS with its own clinical entrepreneur initiative.
    Steven has a proven ability to move individuals and teams through rapid change and crisis drawing on his unique blend of business acumen, people skills and yoga teacher training. He fundamentally believes that success is more about legacy than the bottom line. How do you want to be remembered? Steven lives in London with his wife and three sons.

    ABOUT WHITECAP COACHING:
    Mentorship, in all its forms, has value - a consultancy will absolutely focus your business and resources (be they human or otherwise) on where it and they need to be. It just tends to ignore the human element when it comes to forging a path toward success. And where a business coach will do wonders when morale reaches rock bottom, it will focus much less on the bottom line.
    WhiteCap offers a different way forward - empathy, but with action, guidance, and goals; ambition plus authenticity. The science of success is a two-sided coin, and WhiteCap gives you both in a quantified system designed to identify what’s working well and areas for focus.
    https://www.whitecap-pv.com

  • Episode 77: Ayurveda living with Radha Patel part 2

    “Ayurveda is a lifestyle, it is a path that you choose to take, it requires regular input, regular “updates”. “ Radha

    Many of you know I am about to qualify as an Ayurveda Health Coach, so it makes so much sense to share this episode with you now! With the wonderful and radiant Radha Patel, my very own Ayurveda Coach and now also colleague on the Dru Ayurveda team.

    So this is a follow up from episode 72, in this episode we dive even deeper into the magical practices of Ayurveda and life coaching, from a more practical approach and what Ayurveda is and how we work with it at this time, with a rapidly changing and moving world and how to adapt it to our daily lives.

    AYURVEDA:
    Ayurveda is an ancient medical tradition from India. The term is derived from the Sanskrit ayur, meaning "life" or "longevity" and veda, meaning "knowledge" or "science". All this in connection with nature and in alignment with the seasonal changes.

    RADHA:
    This wonderful soul is just such a radiant, radical being in my opinion. Radha Patel, she is both a pharmacist, yoga teacher, personal trainer and an Ayurvedic coach, so i was very curious about these two world colliding and how she navigates between them.....

    If you are looking for Ayurvedic guidance and a wonderful coach, Radha and i (i am starting in January) would love to have you!

    Book me here: @goforyourlifewithkaro

    Follow Radha here:
    @pradha108


    SHOW NOTES:

    Episode 72 Part 1 with Radha

    https://www.spreaker.com/user/karotak/episode-72-radha-episode-1
    and check this one: https://anchor.fm/schirach/episodes/021---Radha-Patel---Personal-Coach-through-the-lens-of-Yoga-and-Ayurveda-ecbkbg

    DRU AYURVEDA:
    https://druyoga.com/uk/events/ayurveda-diploma-2023

    Book: PRACTICAL AYURVEDA
    https://sivanandala.org/product/practical-ayurveda-2/

    Barbara Berger Life Coach (she will be back on the podcast New Years Day!)
    @barbara_berger_author https://barbarabergercoaching.com/in-english/