Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn – Connecting the Dots – Yoga, Acupuncture and the Meridian Pathways

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Todd McLaughlin

I’m really delighted to bring to the podcast today, Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn. She is an experienced acupuncturist. She’s a yoga teacher, she specializes in myofascial trigger point therapy and the practice of science of meridians. She has over 20 years of practice in the field. And she’s got an incredible Instagram page, I really highly recommend you go check it out. It’s at @erin_bodyaware. And then please go look her up on her website, which is scienceofself.com

I recently bought her book The Science of Self, Yoga, Pathways, Organs and Emotions off of Amazon. I’ll put a link in the description below for all these different sites. It’s really interesting. I have to admit, I’ve been reading it and applying some of the ideas during my own yoga practice. I love the way that she’s been able to bring attention to the use of visualization of the meridians while practicing the yoga poses. I really appreciate how she encourages feeling the energy pathways in the body based on our experience. Then having a little bit of guidance from her to know what the tradition of it all is, has been really fascinating. So for me, this is a huge honor to bring Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn on. Let’s go ahead and start. 

I’m so excited to have Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn here today. Dr. Rose Erin, how are you doing today?

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn

I’m doing great. I’m sitting by my wood stove up in upstate New York.

Todd McLaughlin

Oh wow. It’s obviously a little bit colder up there than here in Florida. I am in my flip flops and in the air conditioning. 

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn

Oh, wow. Right?

No, it’s very cold here. Yeah.

Todd McLaughlin

Oh, man. I’m really excited to have this chance to speak with you because I have your book, The Science of Self – Yoga Pathways, Organs and Emotions, and I’m enamored with it. I think what you’ve done with blending your acupuncture career with the yoga together and the visuals of the way that you use the meridian lines from the acupuncture and Chinese medicine system in relation to the yoga poses has been so interesting. I really love your book. I think it’s incredible.

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn

Well, thank you. 

Todd McLaughlin

You’re welcome. And so so that all of our listeners are aware, you’re an experienced acupuncturist, you’re a yoga teacher, you specialize in myofascial trigger point therapy, and practice science of meridians. And you’ve had an opportunity to learn from your 20 years of practice in the field. And I’m curious, was there a lightbulb moment for you that your study and career path would unfold to where you are now?

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn

There was a few but I think as far as combining the energy pathways, which we call meridians, in Chinese medicine, with yoga, those are two different systems. That happened for me, I think that was something that was sort of a seed for a long time, you know, seed and sprout. Where roads and I think when I was studying originally just trigger point manual therapy and yoga before I went to acupuncture school and learned the meridian system. I sensed there is some deeper connection that I needed to find with combining the myofascial pathways that I was learning with the asana. With yoga asana, with an understanding, sort of the emotional connection to it. Like why are these patterns in the body? And why does yoga asana work, to not only heal the body, but to release emotions? Anyone that practices yoga knows that it there is this relationship? Yes. Because you start crying in class sometimes, and then you feel better. Yeah. So I really just had asked my teacher who is Dharma Mitra, my yoga teacher. He’s a master. I mean he’s 83 years old now, and I was pretty close to him. I said I want to learn the energy pathways. And he’s a funny guy. I mean, he will say things like, really short, you know, and then later, you’ll figure out what it meant. But he just said, what you need to do, you need to get a book. He was like, I don’t know that stuff. But you should get a book. He told me to get the Sivananda book that has description of the nadis. And I was like, Oh well, I guess that was a stupid question. But I think he mysteriously put me on the path to go to acupuncture school and learn those pathways. Now every time I see him, he’s always like, are you still doing the needles? You know, acupuncture. And he asked me while I was in school, and yeah, he asked me just last week, are you still doing? And anyway, I think, as I studied the meridian system, which is really overwhelming, in the beginning, yes, it’s a massive amount of very detailed information about the energy pathways in the body. And so it was overwhelming. So I made up these meditations, which I could do during yoga and afterward that worked like body scans. Where you just follow them around the body.

Todd McLaughlin

I don’t want to say it. I guess I was gonna say the word imagination, but you use your power of visualization to body scan and follow the meridian around while you’re in the yoga pose?

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn 

Exactly. That’s crazy imagination. Yeah. Because whether, I mean, my acupuncture teacher is also a master. And he’s like, it doesn’t matter if these pathways are real or not. You know what I mean? Like, people argue over these things. Like, are they useful? And so they are useful. And anyway, yes, it’s totally imagination, visualization. And as I was doing the asana that I’d been doing for years anyway, I was like, wow, I can feel these pathways. Wow. They’re on some level. They’re really real. Doorways unfolded and it opened a whole new world when I did that. 

Todd McLaughlin

Did that light bulb go off more when you started to apply what you’re learning from the Chinese meridian system more so than what you had learned and applied from the myofascial release pressure point work?

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn

Well, the thing about the myofascial release, which is brilliant, and that’s what I had studied, the Travell and Simons’ text. That is what I studied when I went to massage school first.

Todd McLaughlin

Yeah, that’s a very dense text isn’t it? I have those books and they are amazing. For those listening that are unfamiliar with those texts I would like to mention that it is a big undertaking to study these. So that’s pretty amazing that you combed through those volumes and went deep into study of them.

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn

You really do have to comb through them and I still have the original books that I had bought and they’re you know, heavily underlined. I was just like, wow, what is this? Crazy like that? Any I tell everyone to buy those and just spend the rest of their life reading them. 

Todd McLaughlin

They’re absolutely incredible in relation to trigger point and referral points, don’t you think?

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn

Yes. Learning about things that it could do to mimic, or that could mimic those pain patterns. Like, you know, you may think you’re having a heart attack, but you actually have a trigger point in your rhomboids or something like that, or your pec major. Yes. And so that was just fascinating to me, but it has left out one component, mostly which, which was emotions. Like stress and anxiety or anger. Like, how did those things relate and what patterns do they specifically create? And that is what the Chinese system is masterful for. Because they understand the connection of those myofascial pathways to the specific internal organs. When you first hear that the liver is has anger, you know, or is associated with anger, people don’t buy it right away. But I explain it to people like, you know, the heart is related to love. Right? 

Todd McLaughlin 

Yeah. Everyone just sort of intuitively knows that. Because they feel it. Yeah. And that’s one that we accept that. Yet the thought of the connection between anger and my liver, that’s a tough one at first.

Dr. Rose Erin Vaughn

It is, you know, but then if you start to study it and think about it. Then you notice, like, when you get really angry, or there’s something that’s really irritating you that’s not usually there, you notice certain patterns in your body. Like tension around the right side of the ribcage radiating down the right side, or down the IT band or something or up into your jaw. And that’s the liver and gallbladder. The gallbladder pathway, but it’s related to the liver. And then it changes your life, you can’t go back once you see the connection.

Todd McLaughlin

Good point.

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Michael Harris – Falling Down Getting UP – Overcoming Your Obstacles

Join in listening to this wonderful conversation I had with Michael Harris.

Michael has been telling “sit on the edge of your seat stories” ever since his first show and tell in grade school – some stories will make you laugh – others are quite tragic that could bring any listener to tears. He shares in his #1 book, Falling Down Getting UP,  how starting in 1987, yoga helped heal him from several near fatal predicaments. 

Today, Michael is a popular yoga teacher with three certifications from Erich Schiffman, Integral Yoga and Bikram Yoga. In addition, he is an author, lifelong entrepreneur and co-founder of Endless Stages – a company dedicated to help motivated yogis, healers and entrepreneurs get their personal voice, message and story out to the world.

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Todd McLaughlin

We’ll just so the listeners are aware you you gave me the best surprise ever because we had scheduled to do this podcast quite a while ago. I know we worked really hard at finding a date that we could both organize to make this work. Just prior to me hitting the record button, Michael, you reminded me that you and I had met in California, at Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. You were one of the teachers that were helping teach some of the classes at the training. I didn’t even know that was you when we were scheduling this appointment. So now the fact that I’m getting a chance to speak with you I am so exited. I remember you very clearly. I loved your classes! I felt like you were a grounding force in a really wild world. You know? I’m just now getting a chance to pick your brain and find out where you are at with Bikram yoga, and what you’re doing now. So on that note, can you just start telling me and filling me in on your journey? And I guess I’ll be a little more specific. Let’s go way, way back. Can you tell me the first time you start practicing yoga? What was the first yoga class you ever got a chance to take?

Michael Harris

Absolutely. You know, the first time that I took a yoga class was 1988. Yes. Or excuse me,1987. I had vascular surgery in November of 1986. I had blocked arteries. The doctors at the time suggested that they may need to amputate my leg. I was pretty blunt to them and saying that that wasn’t gonna happen. I ended up at a place called Pritikin Longevity Center, which is in Santa Monica, but no longer there. By the ocean right down on the boardwalk pretty close to the Santa Monica Pier. When I first got there, I was walking on a cane I could walk literally about 10 feet. Cane in one hand, my other hand on the wall. Well, I could barely walk. To make a long story much shorter. The doctors that I was seeing in Portland for my vascular disease suggested that when it hurt that I should not move my body. And not to walk. The doctor at the Pritikin Center said when it hurts, keep walking. In hindsight, it was a huge spiritual wake up call to me. It was one of a number of times that I can identify over the years. But that particular one, he says get up and walk and walk through the pain. He says I just want you to go out there on the boardwalk and start walking. Initially, I was pretty scared to. I was in serious pain and was nervous because the movement seem to make me feel more pain. Yet he said, “Yes, it’s gonna hurt.” And he says, “Just keep doing what you can do.” Well, here I am. You know, 1987 that was actually March of 1987. There was a lot of women on rollerblades. And here I am. I’m a sick man. And I don’t want to be a sick man. I want to feel strong and healthy. And I had already had a lot of self esteem issues and everything else that I’ve struggled with. And so I wanted to walk tall. So within two weeks, I went from walking 10 feet to two miles, unassisted without my cane without a wall. 

TM

Wow. 

MH

And the sheer process of moving my body. Of walking, going one foot in front of the next, helped to build new blood vessels in my leg and collateral blood vessels. 

TM

Wow. 

MH

So as those new vessels were being built, in addition to that, the popliteal arteries where the primary blockages were began to heal as well. So not only was I getting the collaterals, I was also getting the popliteal artery to begin to heal. So answering your question about the first yoga class, the first yoga class was at the Pritikin Longevity Center. Now, granted, it wasn’t a very vigorous class. It was mostly for people in rehabilitation of some sort. It was really known more for weight loss. Although I wasn’t heavy, I’ve never really been heavy in my life. So losing weight wasn’t my challenge, they actually wanted me to gain weight. But there’s also a plant based facility at Pritikin Longevity Center. So they said I can eat as much food as I want. So I was walking, I started doing some yoga classes in the basement, and I was eating all the plant based food I could possibly eat.

TM

Nice. 

MH

Yeah, it was good. 

TM

Well, that’s incredible! That’s a really great story in terms of endurance and overcoming, like you said, that fear of working into the pain. Having that question like, “what do you mean…..walk more?” That whole transformation process of pushing through that. I’m curious, from taking yoga in the Pritikin environment there. What was your next step in relation to seeking other types of yoga? What was the evolution? How did it evolve from here?

MH

Yep. Well, I was living in Portland at the time, so I was just down there for the Pritikin Center. And when I went back to Portland, I started going to a yoga class at the gym. Because I was doing the gym, I was doing the treadmill. When I first started doing the treadmill, actually, was at Pritikin Center. I was going point three miles an hour.  As slow as the treadmill would move. That’s how slow I was going. And I was struggling. But I did more at the gym. And I was also walking in a park near my house as much as I could, but they had a yoga class there. And I would not call it a gym yoga, you know, however you want to perceive that to be, but it was a wonderful class. And at the end, they did candle gazing and I really liked it. When they would have me do downward dog. I would fall out of it. I couldn’t do much. But it led me to another general hatha yoga class. Diane Wilson was quite important for years. And I started taking her class. And I’m kind of jumping here ahead a little bit. I started doing Ashtanga Yoga. I saw a flyer for Yoga for Skiers. And I hadn’t skied for years because my condition and I want to get back to skiing. Somebody named Beryl Bender Birch was in Portland teaching and I thought, well, I’m gonna go to this thing and see if I can start skiing again. Well, I had what some people would call perhaps a kundalini experience and feeling the sensations in my body. Like tears flowing and just like opening up. Through this process and diving into Ashtanga I did a lot of stuff with David Swenson and a guy named Clifford. A lot of people don’t know who he was. He was one of the really early people. Nancy Gilgoff. I got a lot of time with her over in Maui. 

TM

Isn’t her place amazing? When you gotta look for the tomato sign when you’re driving up country on Maui? Everyone tells you like look for the tomato farm sign and then pull it you’ll find the house of Zen right? Is it called House of yoga and Zen or house of Zen? What a great little setup. That little wooden barn kind of yoga studio structure on that farm. Wow, studying with Nancy is like a real treat. That’s amazing. That’s cool, Michael.  I love David Swenson. I’ve never had a chance to practice with Beryl Bender Birch, but she’s a bit of a legend in the Ashtanga vinyasa world as well.

MH

Yeah. And a little bit more in synchronicity with Nancy. I don’t like staying in motels or hotels. So I was looking for a place to stay in apartment, a house something to rent. I rented this place. And you know, this guy named Gary and I called him and I said, Oh, do you know that Nancy? He says, oh, yeah, and that was about it. Didn’t say much. Well, when I got there, and it was rented apartment in his basement, do you know who Gary Kraftsow is?

TM

Oh yeah, he’s one of the famous teachers of Viniyoga. 

MH

One of his primary teachers was really close to Desikachar. I had no idea when I rented this place who it was. So here I am staying at Gary Kraftsow’s house. Also studying with Nancy. Wow. It was just like, you know, I mean, totally immersed.

TM

That’s right. When I lived on Maui for a year, and I remember seeing that he had a center in the upcountry area when I started looking into yoga. I never went but I remember his place was associated with a bodywork studio that always looked so interesting to me. That’s really cool. I can imagine that. Yeah, you’re staying with Gary, you’re getting your butt kicked with Nancy and in a good way. So at this point, I’m thinking you’ve made a pretty radical transformation from holding on to the wall walking 10 steps, if you’re hanging out with these yoga legends? Were you “back to normal” at this point? Where are you at at this phase?

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Rick Olderman – The Confluence of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Check out the most recent episode of Native Yoga Toddcast with Rick Olderman. You can visit Rick at his website https://rickolderman.com. Enclose is the transcript from an excerpt of our conversation. You can listen to the entire episode for free here.

Todd McLaughlin

Welcome to Native Yoga Toddcast. I’m thrilled that you are here and excited to introduce to you Rick Olderman. Rick is a physical therapist, personal trainer and Pilates instructor. He’s authored several books, and he speaks and teaches people in this trade. I’m going to link all of the information in the show notes below, the easiest way to get a hold of them is to find him at rickolderman.com. I’ll put the links in where you can find his series of books that are available. Also, he has trademarked a method called Fixing You, which he has home courses, and basically a bunch of information for us as yogis, bodyworkers and professionals in these fields. So without further ado, let’s go ahead and get started. 

I’m really excited and honored to have Rick Olderman here with me today. Rick, how are you?

Rick Olderman

I’m great. Todd. I’m so excited to be here. Thanks for having me.

TM

Thank you. Can you tell me where you’re located?

RO

I’m located in Denver, Colorado.

TM

Nice. How’s the weather there right now?

RO

You know, we had a really hot summer, but surprisingly it is cooling off a little bit. Now it’s only in the 80s. This past week has been unusually cooler considering it is still summer. 

TM

That does sound nice. Yeah, very cool. I’m excited to have a chance to talk to you because you have a background in physical therapy, you own and run a clinic and are a personal trainer and a Pilates instructor. You’ve written books and you guest speak. And so one of the things I noticed when reading over your information is that after graduating from physical therapy school, you found that when you got out into the real world that you weren’t fully prepared for dealing with the pain that people experience. So I’m really excited to hear what you’ve learned over your years of work and research. On that note, what is some of the things you learned along the way that helped you to be able to successfully help people with their pain? What differs from your initial protocols to you current approach to pain management the you are utilizing?

RO

Yeah, well, you know, prior to physical therapy school, I had back pain myself. And I thought, oh, I’m gonna go to PT school and get the insider secrets. And, you know, I was that guy who raised his hand. Anytime they asked for a volunteer for a back pain demonstration of some sort, I was just like, okay, fix my back, I am ready to go. But it never happened. And what I learned was that the focus in PT school was on the structures that become damaged, rather than why they become damaged. And so we were taught to treat those structures, rather than treat why they were damaged. And after, as you mentioned, after I graduated, that’s why I was feeling like a complete failure. Anybody who had any kind of chronic issue, you know, I can help sprains and strains. That’s pretty easy, but chronic issues, I was hit or miss. And so and it was because of this and my intuition was that we have everything to do with why we’re having pain. But that’s not how we’re taught in school. We’re just taught to look at the structures that are painful and treat those structures, make pain go away and done. Yet it didn’t work out in the real world. So that’s what led me on this journey. It’s really interesting figuring out the “why’s” behind pain.

TM

And what what were the steps that you used and or took to discover the answer?

RO

Yeah, well, it was very difficult as well you know. I was sunk into a deep depression because of it. Because I really thought this was my calling. And I couldn’t believe that there, there wasn’t a lot more information about the “why’s” in pain. But anyway, I discovered Dr. Shirley Sarmad, who is an instructor out of Washington University in St. Louis. And she is, her whole focus is movement impairments that create pain and how to solve those. And that was a great starting point. And then, along the road, I also uncovered Thomas Meyers’ work with Anatomy Trains, and Dr. Robert Treat’s work with fascia. And then also, lastly, I discovered Thomas Hanna’s work with neurological reflex patterns in the body that contribute to chronic pain. And it turns out that all three of these different researchers, unbeknownst to each other, pointed to the same three patterns of dysfunction that caused almost all back pain. And so what I did was I ended up integrating these and then adding more into it, because none of them really went into the movement habits that were creating these patterns of dysfunction. So that’s what I’ve been teasing out and doing in my clinic and for the last 25 years, and it’s been pretty successful. Yeah.

TM

Wow, that’s amazing. Can you explain those three main characteristics that you saw each of these instructors or practitioners were teaching you?

RO

Yeah. So, you know, Dr. Solomon’s work is known as a classic physical therapy where, you know, we analyze movement. We look at tight or weak muscles associated with that movement impairment. And then we fix those tight or weak muscles, and also change a little bit about how they’re moving. Because movement also creates tight or weak muscles, it works both ways. Right? Tight or weak muscles cause movement impairments and moving impairments cause tight or weak muscles. So you have to fix both of those things. And so that’s what her focus was. But I learned that I realized that while my outcomes became much better, they were limited. And so I started looking, you know, further away and thinking, hey, you know, there’s got to be something else here. And that’s when I discovered Thomas Myers, because we had been taught about fascia, but we hadn’t been taught in depth about fascia. And that’s when I discovered his Anatomy Trains. He teaches the fact that we have these super highways of fascia that run through a body. And they, we have a back line that runs from the head to the bottom of the foot. Same with a lateral line down the side, we have a spiral line, we have a front line of fascia. And all of these lines can be dissected as one contiguous piece of tissue from the body. So they’re all, you know, very connected. And fascia is connective tissue. But it’s also highly nervous innervated to as well. So then, after I read his book, I realized, oh, he helped me understand how things further away from pain could be along that line of fascia that I would need to address in order to solve pain, kind of like a spider web, you know, you can hit a little twinge, you know, a little piece of webbing further away from the center. But the spider in the center still feels that little twinge. And that’s the way it is in the body, too. Then I started treating things further away from the sources from where the pain was being experienced, and I had better outcomes. But then I also ran into these certain people that seemed to have a battery that was charging their bodies to create tension in these patterns of dysfunction that I was uncovering, and that’s what I learned about Dr. Thomas Hanna’s work. Again he identified the same three patterns of dysfunction. And his focus was on decreasing the neurological tension that’s been that’s charging these patterns of dysfunction. So combining all three of these, I was just like, boom, that’s when I really saw the miracles happening in my clinic. 

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Ashtanga Yoga in Tulum with Jayson Barniske

Todd McLaughlin

I feel honored to have the opportunity to speak today with Jayson Barniske. Jason is down in Tulum, Mexico. I had the opportunity of meeting Jayson at a Second Series Teacher Training with Tim Miller in California quite a few years back. I’m really excited to have this opportunity to reconnect with him. Jason, can you hear me?

Jayson Barniske

Yeah, I can. Thank you for having me today, Todd. It’s a privilege and honor to be on your podcast I’ve been listening to for a long time. And I’m excited that we get to do this today.

TM

Oh, man. Well, I really appreciate that. I appreciate that feedback. And so I just figured we could jump in on the fact that you had made mention to me that today marks the grand opening of your Ashtanga Yoga Tulum Shala in Tulum in Mexico, is that correct?

JB

Well, so….. today is the groundbreaking. So we’re building the floor today. Yeah, the groundbreaking. We’re building the floor. So it should be opened in about 30 days from now, but I am really excited! The floor is going to be built and handmade out of all local woods and then it’s gonna be a beautiful bamboo structure that’s over a raw, vegan, gluten free restaurant called Raw Love in the center of Tulum.

TM

Whoa, you know, I just was looking at your Instagram page right before we’re got on this call, and so that everyone can find you it’s @jbarniske on IG. I’ll put that link in the show notes below so people can easily connect with you via that medium. And then I’m really curious, how long have you been in Tulum?

JB

I’ve been here for about two years. And the reason I came down here, right before COVID hit, I was living in Imperial Valley, about an hour east of San Diego and California. I was working at Desert Yoga and Wellness and teaching a lot of yoga. When COVID hit everything closed down. When I saw that the saloon and bar was still open it got me thinking. Interestingly enough, in California, they started opening the bars and other lower vibrational establishments. Yet they left the yoga studios closed. So it’s really important for me to kind of keep teaching. The online is is great but I had moved down here to Tulum and was in classes with large amounts of people. It was really, really refreshing to move down here. When I came down here, to this place, it kind of just grew on me. The vibration of people down here is incredible. Alot of people say that Tulum is an energy vortex. So there’s lots of people who come down here for looking for spiritual growth and to connect to nature. I really just fell in love with Tulum and am enjoying making my home here.

TM

That’s awesome! I know we share a teacher who we both really love and appreciate, Tim Miller. I know Tim had held retreats down in Tulum. I’ve never been to on of them though. I had heard how amazing it was….. did you go down there and practice with him when he was holding retreats in the past?

JB

You know, it’s very interesting now. That was the only other time I’d heard of Tulum before moving down here was because of Tim. And it’s funny, but I seem to cross many of his same paths. He did a retreat at Maya Tulum. So I’m hoping later this year to do a retreat possibly at Maya Tulum, and have the same place that he used to do that. But no, I never came down here. It’s very interesting, coming down here and kind of following in his footsteps, has had, you know, such a profound impact on my life. I was lucky enough to meet him when I was 21 years old. And I remember the first teacher training I went to in 2009. With him, most of the people at the training had been doing yoga longer than I’ve been alive. And it was an incredibly humbling and enlightening experience that left me inspired to continue doing yoga. Really intensely ever since then,

TM

Wasn’t the vibe in that area of San Diego just absolutely amazing? Was Tim still on E Street at that time in Encinitas? Or had he moved to the Carlsbad location by then?

JB

Yeah, by the time I had met him, he was already in the forum at Carlsbad upstairs location. And I remember my first class going there I was in Mysore. I had completed the first series and this somehow inflating my ego. I was practicing next to these four women who are in their mid 60s. And each one of them was doing third and fourth series like standing up with their leg behind their head, all these things. I remember I was working on Marichyasana D and I had a pool of sweat that was so like, huge around me. Tim was standing there, and I felt him coming in to adjust me. And he slipped. And the next thing I looked up and Tim was sitting in my lap. I thought, “Oh no!” I nearly killed the guru with my profuse sweating. He continued to put me into the pose, and I had made the bind. Afterwards, he ended up giving me his mat cover. And I remember he said, “if Jason had a sign, it would be slippery when wet.” (Lots of laughter)

TM

I know, I feel like we could just sit here for a whole hour and much more just just recounting classic tales of the Timji at work!

JB

Oh Yeah!

TM

The little things he would say always seemed so profound. Well, on that note, I saw one of the quotes that you put on your Instagram post was “Don’t tell Hanuman how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big Hanuman is.” I love that. That’s awesome. Did you come up with that? Or did you hear that somewhere?

JB

I didn’t come up with that. A lot of times what I do is first thing when I wake up in the morning, is I just look and read for personal inspiration. So maybe I go on like the Self-realization Instagram page. Or maybe I’ll go on just some other Bhakti Instagram pages and find a meme and try to share that with my students. Yeah, and I will just spend time thinking on it it for about 10 minutes. It’s so amazing that Tim took so much time to teach us beyond just the third limb of Ashtanga Yoga. Beyond just the asanas. And like just how much effort he put into taking us into this world of bhakti and teaching us the stories of the Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita and the Mahabharata. How he was always encouraging us to slow down and study on the Yoga Sutras, and then we dive into these other texts. Wow, it’s really been been incredible for me. So thinking about Tim, thinking about my whole story and kind of thinking about my biggest message is that I’ve kind of learned through yoga and what I’d like to share is this process that I’ve worked out. I’ve really been diving deep into is the question of how do we transform our sufferings into a blessing. 

A wonderful way that I like to tell my story is to say the three worst things that ever happened to me in my life. And then the three best things that ever happened to me in my life, because that helps me to see how all these things are totally lined up. And none of the good things could have happened without the bad things happening to me………..


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New Podcast | Episode 79 – Sara Gaugler ~ Serving the Recovery Community with the Trini Foundation

Check out this new episode with Sara Gaugler. Sara is the Director of Communications for the Trini Foundation. The Trini Foundation is dedicated to helping people with substance use disorder find long-term recovery by building environments of physical, mental, and spiritual support through integrating recovery services with Ashtanga yoga and mindfulness practices. Check out the links below as discussed during our conversation below.

Trini Website
Donate
Ashtanga & Addiction Forum

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New Podcast with Earth & Aerial Yoga founders Lora Markova & Katharine Scalora

Join this discussion I had with Katharine Scalora & Lora Markova who are the owners Earth & Aerial Yoga located in Hudson, MA. Lora and Katharine share the passion they have for Aerial Yoga and talk about their journey owning a studio together. Learn some of the ‘ins and outs’ of owning an Aerial studio and how these movement classes transform people’s lives. Listen to the podcast here here at Podcast website: Native Yoga Toddcast During this conversation we covered topics like:

  • Aerial yoga teacher training and the process used to facilitate the program
  • How to effectively communicate directions in a class that requires students to listen for safety purposes
  • how to coach students through fear of being upside down
  • the work that owning a studio entails
  • the safety process involved in hanging silks from the ceiling
  • how COVID transformed their ability to provide a safe and healthy environment
  • the joy that comes from seeing connection in the community
  • and SO MUCH MORE

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Website: earthandaerialyoga.com

Social: @earthandaerialyoga

Special Offerings: Aerial Yoga Teacher Training, Private Aerial Yoga Parties and Lessons, Kids Aerial Yoga Classes, Lyra Classes

Upcoming Workshops: Partner Aerial Yoga, Parent Child Aerial Yoga, Floating Meditation & Reiki, Restorative Aerial Yoga, Lyra Doubles.

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Donation Based Ashtanga Yoga Workshop benefits Trini Foundation

I am really excited to host this event online and in studio at Native. I had the joy of doing a podcast with Taylor Hunt who is the founder of the Trini Foundation. After speaking with him I felt inspired to help fundraise for his non profit. I would love to have you attend. If you preregister for the event I will send you an email 30 minutes before with the zoom link.

Check out the details below:

Donation Based Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

Benefiting the Trini Foundation for National Recovery Month
In Loving Memory of Thomas Spencer

Sunday, September 11th, 2022
1:30pm-3:30pm EST
In Studio and Online Livestream

Taught by Todd McLaughlin. This is an ALL LEVELS class. No EXPERIENCE necessary. Everyone is welcome.

Pre register for the event by signing up here.
A zoom link will be provided to everyone who signs up in advance.

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●  Venmo: @trinifoundation

If students choose to donate by cash or check:

●  Checks made out to the Trini Foundation

Trini Foundation
PO Box 1257 Columbus, OH 43085

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Native Yoga Center
833 Donald Ross Rd
Juno Beach, FL 33408

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Jayson Barniske ~ Ashtanga Yoga Tulum

Join in listening to this fascinating conversation I had with Jayson Barniske. Jason is opening up an Ashtanga yoga center and vegan cafe in Tulum, Mexico. You have to check this out! Find Jayson on IG @jbarniske. Check out his website ashtangayogatulum.com while you are at it.

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During this conversation we discussed:

  • Jayson’s 3 most difficult times and 3 best times of his life (sit down for this one)
  • Shamanic traditions that lay the foundation for yoga
  • how yoga has impacted his life
  • what practicing with a shaman in Mexico is like
  • the use of bee tinctures in the eyes to cure troubled vision
  • his vision of practicing yoga in the jungle coming to reality
  • how he has translated his struggle into freedom
  • and a whole lot more

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Kelly Haas ~ The Path of Service

Join this excerpt of a spontaneous podcast discussion I had the great opportunity of having with Kelly Haas. Kelly is a yoga teacher with many years leading and facilitating yoga classes and trainings all around the world. She now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida and specializes in Yoga Therapy through adaptive practices as well as prenatal yoga, Conscious Aging and accessibility for special populations. Check her out on her website at kellyhaasyogatherapy.com and on IG @yogawithhaas.

Listen to the full episode of the podcast here at Native Yoga Toddcast.

Todd I’m really excited to have the opportunity to have Kelly Haas here with me in studio. This morning, when I woke up, I thought to myself, I’m going to bring my podcasting equipment to the studio and see who shows up for the 9:30am class and then just try to pull them aside here and see if they’re open and willing to have a conversation with me today. So Kelly, I’m so happy to have you here and to have a chance to speak with you. Thank you. 

Kelly Thank you. I am the lucky winner. Thank you, Todd, and for a beautiful practice here at Native yoga.

Todd I appreciate that. Something that’s also really great is that because we’re just on audio, neither you or I need to get our blow dryer out, have a quick shower or worry about what our appearances are after we just sweated like crazy in our hot humid room here in Florida. 

Kelly Yes, we are definitely in post Ashtanga mode. That’s right. 

Todd Yes, so with that being said, I just wanted to start asking you some questions about your own personal yoga journey. And if we bring it way back to the beginning, where and when was the needle turned toward yoga for you?

Kelly I’ve always been into practices of the body and body movements. I was a gymnast when I was a child, so that inquisitiveness was always there. And then in college at the University of North Carolina, I started dabbling in yoga classes. Shortly after that, after my graduation from there which was 1999, was when I really found a teacher that I resonated with and started practicing regularly. That was Sivananda style yoga in the beginning. Then I was just hungry to learn all that I could. I did a teacher training at the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica with Don and Amba Stapleton. I ran the yoga retreat center at Pura Vida in Costa Rica for a few years. And that was a really pivotal time in my yoga education. Because there was a lot of renowned teachers from different methodologies that were coming to the retreat center, every week or every few weeks to lead trainings. And usually they were very generous and allowed me to drop in. So I was teaching all of the in house classes for the program there. But then I had all of these wonderful ways of, you know, being introduced to Doug and David Swenson, who would come and offer Ashtanga or Baron Baptiste or Anusara Yoga with John friend, and Sianna Sherman. So that time was just a breadth of learning and being exposed to a lot of different styles of yoga. I found that Anusara really resonated with me at that time. I loved the biomechanics of it, and it helped me start to deepen some understandings of my own practice. That led me to working with the Anusara organization and managing their world tour for six years. At that time, I was just traveling all over the world, Asia, Europe, all over the United States. I had this really wonderful experience of delving really deep into that method. That also allowed me to become so connected with the worldwide community, which as we know, the yoga community is big, but it’s also very small. I’ve made so many wonderful friends and colleagues around the world that still now I’m connected to. I’ve been energized and am kind of feeding off of them from all those experiences. I landed after my time as the Anusara tour manager in New Orleans, and have spent the last 10 years cultivating community there and building a yoga therapy practice. Before my recent move to South Florida in West Palm Beach and I’ve moved here in November of last year.

Todd That’s amazing Kelly, because I really had no idea that you had that background, which really is testament to your humility, because you’ve been coming and taking classes now for the past couple months, and you just come in and you practice and you bust out a great routine and you have a big smile. And you say, thank you very much. I’ll see you later. And so I can’t believe that you have this incredibly diverse background! I had no idea. I love that. Yes! That’s really cool. That’s amazing.

Kelly It’s a testament if I may say to the space that you hold. I love to have a place to practice, it feels so comfortable to come in and I feel very supported. I love that wherever we are in our practice you make the group feel like they can all participate. It feels very community driven. And I think for me, after being such a leader in my community for so long, it’s also nice to come into a new place and, and go back to these humble beginnings, where you can just kind of float in and out and, and experience my practice again. And, you know, for me, Ashtanga has come into my yoga practice in my yoga field with consistency at different times. Over the 20 years, I’ve been practicing, but it hasn’t been a main practice for me in the past few years. And it’s feeling so good to get back into this practice, and to even have a deeper understanding or experience of it in my own body.

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Todd Wow, that’s cool. Yeah. Sometimes I’ll say to people or I’ll think to myself, if you learn Ashtanga Yoga it gives the basis for a solid understanding. To remain humble in theory and practice, then I could go into any other yoga school and/or tradition and feel like I could navigate relatively well. Like I’d have a fairly good understanding of what’s going on. Would you agree with that in relation with all that you’ve had experience with in different practices with like Anusara, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and all these different vinyasa flow teachers? I guess the reason that I bring that up is that when I first started practicing hatha yoga it was in the Bikram method. Then I went to Mysore in India to practice with Pattabhi Jois, and I just kind of thought…. well, I’m coming from this one yoga, so I’ll probably just slide into this other yoga room and just be completely fine. But then I got my butt totally kicked, going into Mysore and was completely humbled. I liken it to as if was a dancer and I take tap all the time and then I think I’m gonna go study somewhere in Paris with some ballet master and it will translate. While tap and ballet are both forms of dance they are so completely different. Each style of yoga seems to be so unique and specialized in different ways. What has your experience been with being humbled in the yoga world?

Kelly Well, that’s the beauty of where if we are humble and open to being a perpetual student, right, which is where I always strive to be. I think for certain Ashtanga is one of the more rigorous and powerful methodologies and I think, you know, in my 20s when I was practicing it, and I have a fiery personality and a fiery way of being, I connected it to the fire of it, you know, it’s a strenuous practice, right? And I can almost feel sometimes like my anger or my anger issues coming up within it, you know, like, why are we doing another vinyasa? Why does there have to be four Marichyasanas? (Laughter) You know, come on, don’t you think two is plenty? But, but now I feel like coming back to it and me being in perhaps a less fiery time in my life and my existence with the way I’ve changed. It feels so much more therapeutic and even therapeutic on an organic basis, like on the organ level that I don’t think I experienced when I was younger. So it is hard to translate. I mean, I feel that so many flow and vinyasa practices we have now are so steeped in and of whatever the teacher wants to offer, not necessarily in the succinct fundamentals and methodology that goes behind a method like Ashtanga or Iyengar. I think. I think it always informs me in certain ways, but the Iyengar yoga therapeutics that I’ve studied, more in depth in the past few years, as well as restorative practices, has offered a whole other lens for me of yoga. In the sense of teaching a restorative class and having some student come in a wheelchair and you think, yeah, this student is coming to take a yoga practice with me. I don’t know exactly how to serve them. What do I do? Yeah, and that really was an instigator for me wanting to learn more on how can I serve whoever walks into the room? So while I love the Ashtanga practice, yes, the accessibility and the changes that I think we’ve seen with stress levels, with Western lifestyle with things like that. There’s some softer methods that I feel like maybe are a little more approachable for certain people.

Todd I agree. 100%. That’s really cool.

Kelly I hope I can say that on an Ashtanga yoga podcast?

Todd To be honest, this is not just an Ashtanga yoga podcast. I do bring all people from all different backgrounds on this platform. I welcome those that really love Ashtanga and are really focused mostly on that, and I also bring on people who are completely outside of the Ashtanga world. So I think that hearing multiple viewpoints and approaches is absolutely essential for development, right? Because don’t you think if we get to narrowed in on one thing, that it almost creates problems? Yeah, you know, if you start putting the blinders and thinking that “this” is the only way, or that my method is the best way and everyone else’s method isn’t quite up to par with what I’m doing. 

Kelly That’s a trap, that’s a closed myopic view. It’s very hard to learn or expand good in that way of thinking. You know, like Ram Dass says, “There are many paths to God, make sure you’re on one of them.” I think in our yoga world you are in practices that help you connect to your embodiment. Yeah, and feel embodied. And that can look so many different types of ways, even through the yoga lens?

Todd I just want to go out here on a limb and ask this question right off the bat, based on the information you gave me already. You were able to manage the world tour of Anusara and John friend, which at some point, I remember when I was looking at Yoga Journal back in the day, I mean, he was like exploding. And but then obviously, there was a little bit of controversy, where were you without going into all the heaviness of that? Were you out of managing the tour before that controversial component came up? Or were you in the thick of that when all that happened?

Kelly No, I was not out of the picture, I was quite steeped in the unraveling of that method, and of John’s downfall and the changes in the organization. And that has been a really wonderful and big teacher for me. And I wouldn’t change any of that experience. In hindsight, looking back at it, it was heart wrenching, and difficult for our community. I think for me personally, going through that feeling, perhaps a lack of trust in my teacher, or the methodology that I had learned. It makes you start to question a lot of things, which in the end, is a beautiful gift, because it allowed me to go all the way back to square one and to say, what do I want to teach? How do I want to teach? What resonates for me? What am I practicing? That’s what I can offer. And those are parts of the teachings that are not wrapped up in one person who can obviously very be very human, as we all are. I think it showed me a lot of traps that we can fall into in terms of when we are holding space as teachers or leaders with these practices that are really transformational. It’s important for us to remember and for the students to remember, that we serve. To remember that it’s through the service to others that holds the door open for their transformation. And that’s their innate power and innate intelligence. And it’s not coming from us. Right? Yeah! That helps with humility, for sure.

Todd Great answer, Kelly. That’s amazing. I’ve had a similar experience. And it obviously, is a very common thread in the yoga and meditation community that, like you said, with the transformational power of these practices that the teacher gets put on a pedestal and then the humanity of their experience comes to the light and it makes us question everything. So I don’t know if maybe that’s a part of yoga? In some strange way like it’s almost like if you keep going with yoga long enough that at some point, we’re going to bump into that. The rise and fall of the teacher can lead us deeper into the humility of being of service as the basis of all yoga. It teaches us to come to terms with it and learn and grow from that. I personally have the dream, the goal and the vision that that will never happen in a setting that I find myself in now and moving forward. I believe that I have learned the lesson now of the importance of humility and service because of my witnessing of that sort of abuse of power. I’ve seen it enough. And I can now move forward. I won’t be a part of it anymore. Does that make sense? 

Kelly Yes. 

Todd I just think that’s so important right now, especially watching what what we’ve seen in the last few years. I feel like I heard story after story, from this school from that school, from this tradition, that tradition, where there was a very similar, kind of break down, melt down period.

Kelly Right. An unraveling of power structures. Service to humanity and humility is the solution to that problem.

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