I know a lot of us walked into this quarantine thinking how wonderful it was going to be to have all the time to do all the things we’ve been putting off. I was one of them.
But the reality has been so different for many of us.
I thought this month would be a great time to share inspiration and hope alongside lessons and necessary transformations, so I decided to dig in and share my favorite inspirational podcasts about yoga, meditation, and spiritual growth.
The following are (in my opinion) the best yoga-based podcasts for students, teachers, and business owners this year:
Practice You with Elena Brower
“On the PY Podcast, expect raw, real inquiries into relationship, lifestyle, healing, education, spirit, service, ancient practice, and modern wisdom. Expect explorations that uplift our understandings, stories to support our strengths, and lessons in compassion to amplify our love.”
Episode Length – Usually about 45 min
Episode to listen to right now – Episode 57 Biet Simkin “On choosing conscious shocks, conscious suffering and crystallizing your commitment to daily bliss.”
Why I love it: honest explorations, and real, raw conversations.
Highest self podcast by Sahara Rose
In this podcast, Sahara Rose shares how you can tune into your unique gifts, find your purpose, live in your Dharma and blossom into your highest self. From understanding your mission on this planet to sharing it with the world, this podcast is the spiritual friend you wish you had, who lifts you up and gets you on all levels.”
Average Episode Length – 30-76 min
Episode to Listen to Now: Ep 303 “Why Your Desires Are Sacred with Dr. Saida Desilets”
Why I love it: It’s ancient wisdom in a modern package, full of fun, feminine beauty and goddess embodiment.
Yoga Teacher Resource by Mado Hesselink
“Information, support, and inspiration for yoga teachers on topics including the business of yoga, teaching skills, philosophy, ethical and legal considerations, and more.”
Average Episode Length – 45 min – 1 hr
Episode to Listen to Now: “7 Tips for Building Credibility Online”
Why I love it: It has THE best, up-to-date business tips for yoga teachers
Blissful Biz with Susanne Rieker
“Digital strategist, website designer and yoga teacher Susanne Rieker and guest experts answer ALL of these questions weekly and help you build a thriving online business that truly aligns with your passions and values.
Each week she brings you the productivity tips, online course launch strategies, social media hacks and mindset shifts that will help you create your dream business.”
Average Episode Length: 15-25 min
Episode to Listen to Now: “Money & Marketing Mindset for Yoga Business Owners with Amanda McKinney”
Episode with myself as a guest on this podcast: How to build a successful yoga retreat business
Why I love it: Susanne is honest, knowledgeable, and transparent with what works-and doesn’t in the business of yoga.
The Connected Yoga Teacher with Shannon Crow
“The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast is a place where yoga teachers can tune in each week to learn, connect with community and gain inspiration.
This podcast addresses the questions and challenges that yoga teachers face. Hear interviews with yoga teachers and other professionals on a variety of topics.”
Average Episode Length: 45 min – 1 hr
Episode to Listen to Now: “How to Connect (aka Network) with Natalie Eckdahl”
Why I love it: Great topics about things that get really challenging on the business side, like social media, using video, and deepening your practice.
Radically Loved by Rosie Acosta
“In a world where we are bombarded with information and overwhelming stress, we have forgotten what it’s like to truly connect to ourselves. Radically Loved discusses different ways of achieving the mind/body/spirit connection, navigating through life’s challenges and finding the support you need to achieve your highest potential and live a radically loved life. Topics include yoga, holistic health, life coaching, spirituality, meditation, mindful living.
Average Episode Length: 35 min – 1 hr
Episode to Listen to Now: Awaken Your spiritual Ninja during quarantine with Janelle Christa
Why I love it: Real, raw topics, amazing guests, and she taps into a feminine wisdom in such a beautiful way.
Yoga Healer with Cate Stillman
“This podcast for yogis, yoga teachers and wellness professionals provides cutting edge practical living and business wisdom for vibrant health combining ayurvedic philosophy, raw foods, wild edible plants, conscious business practices and practical tools for optimizing your healthcare and business for you and your modern yoga family.”
Average Episode Length: 30-45 min
Episode to Listen to Now: How to Heal your Ancestral Patterns with Ayurveda with Sarita Rocco
Why I love it: I love the vibrant array of juicy topics! I could close my eyes and click on any one of them, listen the whole way through, and learn so much.
Yoga Talks by J Brown Yoga
“Leading the way in the Slow Yoga Revolution, advocating for more intimate, breath-centered, therapeutic yoga practices, J interviews guests from old-school yoga teachers to other yoga revolutionists about philosophy and the business of yoga.
Average Episode Length: 1.5 – 2hr
Episode to Listen to Now: “Tantra of Unbreakable Wholeness” with Todd Norian
Why I love it: This podcast is perfect for long days in rainy season here, when you have time but you don’t want to watch a movie. I love how intentional it is.
“The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” LR Knost
“Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.”
Average Episode Length: 45 min – 1hr with shorter meditations as well
Episode to Listen to Now: “Your Awake Heart Is Calling You”
Why I love it: I could listen to Tara speak for hours. Her stories are so vivid, engaging, deeply moving, and I even get a few laughs in there too.
On Being with Krista Tippet
“Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.”
Average Episode Length: 45-50 min, also includes longer unedited copies of each episode
Episode to Listen to Now: “Navigating Loss without Closure” with Pauline Boss
Why I love it: Her easy to listen to voice and natural interview skills make this podcast a relaxing but engaging listen.
The Soul Sessions with Kori Hahn
“Kori is a yoga and meditation teacher, writer and world traveler who is passionate about discussing all things soulful. This podcast supports, encourages and inspires living less from the mind and more from the heart and soul. This podcast is perfect for all soul-seekers, spiritually curious, and those wanting more happiness, calm and peace in their lives.”
Average Episode Length: 45 min – 1 hr
Episode to Listen to Now: “Feeling into Worthiness”
Why I love it: I love Kori’s spiritual perspective and deep soothing voice.
Conversations from the Heart with YogaGirl Rachel Brathen
“Rachel offers an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and of course, yoga and well-being.”
Average Episode Length – 50-75 min
Episode to Listen to Now: Diversifying The Wellness Industry with Nicole Cardoza
Why I love it: Rachel is known for her loud opinions, personality, and deep connection with her followers. Every bit of who she is oozes out of the podcast, so fun to listen to.
Bonus podcast! YogaGirl Daily
“In this series, Rachel Brathen, New York Times Bestselling author, serial entrepreneur and international yoga teacher, is offering nuggets of wisdom, guidance and clarity every day of the week. From Make it Happen Monday, to Feel-Good Friday, each episode offers self care tips, guided meditations, heartfelt advice and a moment to ground into your body, lead with purpose, set intentions and take action in your day-to-day life.”
Average Episode Length: 5 min
Episode to Listen to Now: “This Week I Will Begin Each Day in a Mindful Way”
Why I love it: 5 minutes of supercharged messages and reminders that I can make time for every day
I hope you find lots of inspiration in this list, please share your favorite episodes in the comments below! And is something you like not on the list yet? Just leave me a comment and I’m happy to add it to this list!
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I look forward to connecting with you,