Yoga for World Peace with Rama Jyoti Vernon
April 21, 2014
Hosted by Marc and Heather Titus
As we explore the world of Yoga, especially in the West, we would be remiss if we didn’t connect with some of the early pioneers; the ones who were closest to those who brought this ancient practice from the India. Our Guest today, not only was she close, having introduced BKS Iyengar to the US, she also founded Yoga Journal, whose humble roots was a type written newsletter from Rama's kitchen table. She was also instrumental in the formation of the Yoga Alliance, a professional and trade association for yoga teachers and schools in the US. What is even more striking is what Rama has done with Yoga in the world of international diplomacy. Founding President of the Center for International Dialogue formerly known as the Center for the Soviet American Dialogue, Rama, as a citizen diplomat, travelled to the Soviet Union 47 times in seven years and has been recognized by US and Soviet alike as being instrumental in ending the Cold War. Rama shares her vision of world peace with us today.
Yoga Begins Now
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For more than 5,000 years, the practice of yoga has effortlessly transcended time, space and culture. Yet suddenly it’s more popular (and more relevant) than ever before! Why? Join the bright, enlightened minds behind the Sedona Yoga Festival (Founder/Director Marc Titus and Producer H. Shereé Titus) as they unpack this and other compelling questions with YOGA BEGINS NOW. This informative and inspirational radio show was created to bring yoga out of the candlelit studio, and into the real world, because no matter what you’ve been told, yoga isn’t just for twentysomethings in spandex. It’s for everyone. Whether you’re young or old, size 00 or XXL, yoga will meet you right where you are. With thoughtful discussion, teacher interviews, special guests and guided practice sessions, you’ll delve beyond the purely physical aspects of yoga, and begin to understand how it supports a healthier, happier, more conscious way of living. Momentum begins with a single moment. And YOGA BEGINS NOW.
Marc and Heather Titus
Marc is a modern yogi and visionary guide for new paradigm thinkers and creators. His modern yoga and meditation blends masterfully ancient practices and philosophy to soothe this often tumultuous modern experience. He supports purposeful, organic and dynamic collaborations that bring humanity to a higher consciousness experience. Marc founded the Sedona Yoga Festival and is the current Festival Director. He has authored 2 books and blogged extensively about his soul-journey to consciousness.
Heather, a yogini with a business sense, brings conscious collaboration into our business and exchange. Heather teaches little yogis in service to bring mindfulness and compassion to our next generation, as we hope to bring a culture of generosity and cooperation into the new age. Passionate about sustainability, she brings social and environmental responsibility to their business practices. She is the Producer of the Sedona Yoga Festival.
Together, Marc and Heather have become a united, balanced team advocating for higher consciousness, sustainable business and community, giving back, and choose to show up as models of a life in service. They are tirelessly passionate about Yoga and Consciousness Studies which helped these two bring about harmonious life changes, bringing each individually from a place of lack and confusion to an abundant life of better health and vitality, prosperity, and joyful experience and it can be the same for you. They are living proof. Namaste.