Podcasts

Check out the Fierce Calm Podcast hosted by our Global Ambassador Danni Pomplun, featuring inspiring guests and compelling personal accounts about Yoga's ability to transform lives

You have probably been able to tell that a big part of my journey recently is the practice of anti-racism. It took me a while to realize how much simply presenting as white can shape and change someone’s daily life. This realization has helped me learn and grow and it has also shifted the way I run a few things in my life. One of the things I’m fully committed to is opening up gateways to bring more yogis of all colors into the fold. One way I’m excited to do right away is to use my platforms to raise up other BI-POC, queer, trans and other unheard voices.

This week on the Seeker+Sage podcast I had the honor of interviewing Danny Fluker. Danny is an incredible human who is also driven to bring yoga out into the world — specifically to men of color. We get down into the nitty-gritty of his purpose and his mission. He shares his story on how yoga has helped shape his life. This is one of those episodes I had to playback to just deeply hear his message and get all those awesome nuggets. A big shout to our friends Fierce Calm for making this connection and helping others be heard. Tune in and enjoy, yogis.

Richie Bostock has popped in and out of my world for a little over a year now. My friends over at Fierce Calm @fiercecalm mentioned that we HAD to sync up and I am so happy we did. As one does, we got him to come on the podcast to chat with us about his wellness path. He brings breath work practice into the day to day similarly to how I bring yoga into the day to day. It’s always interesting for me to hear what tools have been successful in helping others to achieve balance, grounding, and self-care. Yoga has many ways of doing this, but Richie has taken what he’s learned and gave this practice an approach of his own. I got to experience it myself firsthand, and it’s pretty freaking amazing! Stick around for the end of the show, where he guides us into an awesome breathing session

Maude Hirst  is a past actor that has changed her life through meditation and yoga! Ten years into her acting career she reflected on her life, then suddenly realized that she was just repeating patterns of self-destructive behavior. She had to move on from an unhealthy relationship and had to reflect on if her career was the best for her. A quote that she lives by is feel the fear and do it anyway. The vulnerability she found in yoga inspired her to continue in the practice, it enables her to feel loved, heard and seen. During a yoga retreat she reached a deeper level of self awareness and concluded that it was her job to speak her truth and live her truth.

Robyn shares their incredible journey “home” with us, a journey I think we can all relate to. Robyn and Danni discuss how vital it is to keep yourself and your mental health priority. Thank you Robyn Childers for sharing your story with us, enjoy listening.

Zephyr Wildman is an ambassador with Fierce Calm. She has an INCREDIBLE story about how yoga came into her life and helped her through the suffering and dark times. She is brilliant, brave, and honest 

Cole shares her story about how yoga saved her life. She took her first class at a drug rehabilitation center and it was one of those moments that showed her a different path.  She is so brave in this episode and shares her most vulnerable moments. Listen to her story...

Danni Pomplun talks with Selena Garefino who shares her personal story that goes into detail about dealing with body dysmorphia, having several life changing surgeries and losing her spouse. She speaks her truth and gives insight into her practice and relationship with yoga. We agree that we all have to do the work, listen to ourselves, and take responsibility for our own healing

Danni Pomplun talks with Gianna, who puts in her own words, pain is pain, it registers different for everyone and it becomes the focus at the current time. Using her practice of asana as a way of recovery from a motorcycle accident she helps  others discover that recovery through asana is possible.

Danni Pomplun shares Mariel Whitmond's journey on this months Podcast.. A yoga teacher that has an inspiring and empowering story on how she found value in herself rather than looking for it in others.

Stay tuned at the end for stories from Blair Sanning and Cara Forrester

Danni Pomplun talks with Melanie Klein & Jennifer Kreatsoulas who share a similar story as to how yoga had a positive impact on their lives. Coming both from athletics as well as a world of body images ideas for women. Sharing these similarities helps bring light and normalization to these conversations. Julia and Melaine talk about what they have used and still use to this day to share empowering messages and help the lives around them.

Danni Pomplun chats with Yoga Girl London, Hannah Barrett. They discuss how yoga entered her life, how it helped her during her pregnancies, especially after the birth of her second child. Her daughter Emily was born premature and the pregnancy leading up to her birth was very concerning. With this experience, Hannah now advocates for awareness on PTSD and post-natal depression and wrote an e-book called Strength Through Yoga sharing knowledge from what she underwent.

Stay tuned at the end for two mini stories from Icar and Adam.

Danni Pomplun chats with Yoga Girl London, Hannah Barrett. They discuss how yoga entered her life, how it helped her during her pregnancies, especially after the birth of her second child. Her daughter Emily was born premature and the pregnancy leading up to her birth was very concerning. With this experience, Hannah now advocates for awareness on PTSD and post-natal depression and wrote an e-book called Strength Through Yoga sharing knowledge from what she underwent.

Stay tuned at the end for two mini stories from Icar and Adam.

Danni Pomplun speaks with Veteran Kris Pac who suffered a traumatic brain injury during his service leaving him with chronic pain and PTSD. Yoga gave its support to Kris after experiencing frustration with the Veteran Affairs health care system. Manifesting as a physical practice initially, yoga showed its spiritual side that encouraged him to become a teacher when he didn’t want to be. Being vulnerable during class cracked something open within that altered Kris’ life as he knew it. Stay tuned at the end for two mini stories from Shannon and Tatiana, too! 06th March 2019

Danni Pomplun has Joseph Armstrong on this show, and he shares his story about how yoga profoundly affected him. Having a history of drug usage, he hit a wall with IV meth usage, bringing him to an impasse. With the help of the 12 Step program and Ashtanga yoga, he shares his journey of transformation towards a new life.

Stay tuned at the end for two mini stories from Tasha and Maria, too! January 30th, 2019

Danni Pomplun speaks with Lee Watson, Fierce Calm founder, and Koreen Strauss, Yoga Coordinator, about the Fierce-Calm movement. November 14th, 2018