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The Afro Yoga Podcast
71 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
S3 E7: Becoming the Alchemist w/ Didier M'Ponte
In our final episode of the season we dive into meditation, knowledge of self and becoming the alchemist. A huge thank you to our amazing guest @didiermponte of @madebylightandwater and of course my incredible co-host @msnicole_c. We thank you, we love you and appreciate you so much for being with us this season. Peace! Find more about Didier's work https://www.lightandwater.org/
58 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
S3 E6: Finding Your Passion and Path to Wellness
In this episode we have some technical difficulties but plenty of dope gems as we discuss: Moving beyond your environment. Exploring who you are with curiosity. Finding your passion. Unfolding your own path to wellness. Give thanks to my lovely co-host @msnicole_c and our guest @nhaystings an amazing entrepreneur doing great things in Sacramento.
35 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
S3 E6: Mid-Season Recap w/ Co-Host Nicole Carter
In this episode Nicole and I take a moment to recap on the first half of the season. Nicole shares some full moon rituals and we get into a beautiful conversation themed around the evolution of Black men, returning to Self and standing in our power. We hope you enjoy!
75 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
S3 E5: Finding Liberation Through Travel
In this episode we talk about the power of finding yourself through travel, experiencing boundlessness and freedom — especially through the mental and structural limitations of being Black in America. This conversation was an entire bag of gems with my amazing co-host @msnicole_c and our guest @ashton.ragsdale who dropped major insight on how travel changed his perspective on life and on himself. Find Ashton's bookclub here.
59 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
S3 E4: Accessing Your Creative Power with Roshaun Davis
In this episode @msnicole_c and I talk with @thespiritualhomie who drops major game in how to live an intentionally created and joy-filled life. He shares his story and how hip-hop music inspired him and gave him wisdom to overcome adversity in his environment. This one is full of gems!
72 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
S3 E3: The Military Black Man with T Franklin
In this episode we interview my dad, T Franklin, @fatsfranklin where he shares a wealth of life experiences including growing up a military brat, enlisting in the Air Force himself and how the foundation of who he is developed from it. From traveling all over the world, to dealing with racial stress and trauma in America, to developing his self-care, healing practices and financial literacy to find a sense of wellbeing. We hope you enjoy this candid episode!
60 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
S3 E2: A Yogi Athelete is Born with Amir Madison
In episode 2 we talk with @amir_yogiathlete founder of @yogiathlete who takes us through his wellness journey of self-discovery. He talks about growing up in South Los Angeles, finding yoga, healing trauma through the practice and transforming into his true self. We hope you enjoy this amazing conversation filled with gems!
64 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
S3 E1: Why Love Always Wins with Stephan Houston
Nicole and I kick off season 3 of the Afro Yoga Podcast with an incredible discussion about love with our LA homie, Stephan Houston. Stephan shares intimately about his experience as a Black man working in the prison system, taking a leap of faith to start his plant-based catering business and the journey of embodying love. We share tips on how to practice self-love, the importance of being true to who you are strengthening your sense of self. This was an epic episode we hope you enjoy and share! Find Stephan Houston on Instagram at @plateofhue
46 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: INTENTIONAL INTERSECTIONALITY W/ OWL RARE
A special conversation today with Owl Rare, who shares with us some intimate details of their life and the journey to wellness, increasing representation and access for LGBTQ. Connect and support their amazing work below: Imani Yoga: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/qtpocyoga/imani-faith-yoga/community Podcast: QTPOC Talks https://open.spotify.com/show/5cpYgLHbpD45rc2qUtPES0?si=_oh3gqigRcufUzZ7sALp9g Instagram: @owlrare
53 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: Marseille, France
An incredible conversation with Jennifer, a yoga teacher of color out of Marseille, France. Born and raised in a the island of Guadalupe she moves to Paris in her early twenties and has a cerebral stroke at 23 years old. Accidentally discovering yoga, it transforms her life and she becomes a yoga teacher. Noticing the lack of wellness resources and experiences for Black people and African immigrants in Marseille, she became passionate about building an inclusive and diverse community. Listen in for this powerful conversation.
81 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: Canada
In this episode we speak with @vibrantlifecollectivebyval who shared with us some beautiful insight and wisdom on the Chakra system and how we can use it as a blueprint to align with our Highest Self. Val also shares her journey from running ragged in her 9-5 to becoming a yoga teacher and how her decision changed her life. Bonus: Tips on choosing the right yoga teacher training, how a commitment to therapy has been transformational for Angie and how to live from a place of love. We hope you enjoy this joy filled episode.
59 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: Bequia
From her immigrant upbringing, to growing up in the hustle and bustle of New York City to yoga becoming a huge catalyst for following her dreams — in this episode Alexa shares with us a rich story of her journey to finding herself. We talked about the cutthroat wellness studio culture in NYC, the cultural divides in the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and how it all plays a role for accessibility and participation in yoga.
52 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: Dakar, Senegal
From being born and raised in Dakar to college at Spelman to the impact she’s having in her community back home, Rugi gave us some amazing insight into her wellness journey as an African Black woman. We spoke about yoga as self-improvement practice on and off the mat, where it intersects with Islam, the embodiment of yoga in its African origins and the power of that representation. It was an honor to speak with Rugi as we shared our passion and love for the practice of yoga. Find Rugi on IG @rugiyatujournal
67 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: Cuba
In this episode of our live podcast Kaylaa shares with us a very intimate journey to finding herself after moving 2,000 miles away from home to pursue a career as a doctor. From her experience of being a Black woman in Cuba to being open to new ways of healing in the midst of so much change, she highlights the importance of meeting yourself where YOU are. Find Kaylaa on IG: @thepeoplesmd
59 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: Abu Dhabi
In this episode with Melody Sylvain, yoga instructor, behavioral health expert and mental health advocate, we talk about the importance or normalizing the discussion of addressing mental well-being while seeking wellness. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.
63 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: Glasgow, Scotland
In this episode Sade Bruce brings such humility, power and grace to a conversation about redefining success, choosing happiness and handling adversity as a Black woman in a white centered wellness industry and country.
60 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: Stockholm, Sweden
In this episode we talk to Ruthie Zerai about her journey to knowing herself after a serious burnout and deciding to take a year sabbatical. Her experience of burnout, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation got her curious about mental health and led her to lean into wellness. She also speaks about finding her individual identity as a child of Eritrean immigrant parents. This was an INCREDIBLE conversation y’all, find her at @ruthiezerai on Instagram.
59 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Black + Well Abroad: London
Today we kick off Season II of The Afro Yoga Podcast with @chloesm16 coming to us live from London. The goal of this series is to highlight the state of Black wellness while celebrating our unique and varied experiences around the world as Black people. In this episode, Chloe shares with us some of her experiences working at a meditation studio in London and her views on the missing representation and participation in wellness.
60 minutes | May 15, 2020
PART 4: YOGA TEACHER TO WELLNESS ENTREPRENEUR
Our final part of this special series wraps up with Caroline Collins of @solfloyoga. We talked about the importance of representation in wellness spaces, carving our own lanes, merging our passions to serve our communities and generational healing. I even shed a few tears at the end realizing the impact this work has on US, our families and our communities. Enjoy the listen.
59 minutes | May 14, 2020
PART 3: YOGA TEACHER TO WELLNESS ENTREPRENEUR
Megan from @wellwithnoel joins us in this episode to talk about her journey into yoga from a flight attendant who experienced a lot of anxiety traveling. She speaks on her black led yoga teacher training in Oakland and how the Decolonize Your Teaching mentorship program gave her the business tools and skills necessary to build her business. She now sells wellness products and serves her community through online yoga classes and more. We hope you enjoy part 3 of the series.
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