Talking Yoga with Emmy Cleaves

September 24, 2014
Hosted by Jim Kallett

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We will talk with the magnificent Emmy Cleaves about the great healing and restorative power of proper Yoga practice, about the physical and mental aspects of Hatha Yoga Asana practice, including it's bio-energetic effects -- how it works. We will also talk about her 60 years of practicing Yoga, and her relationship with Bikram Yoga, which she has been teaching and practicing since 1973, as the Principal teacher at the Yoga College of India Headquarters in Los Angeles, and Bikram's Yoga Teacher Training (since 1993).

Yoga is Life Radio

Yoga is Life Radio

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The great Yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury, in his Yoga lectures, asks “What’s the most important thing in your life? Do you want to live a good life? Do you want to live a long life?”

This is a show about Yoga, and how it addresses the fundamental questions and concerns of life. It will focus on some history of Yoga, especially in the West, what is Yoga, current trends and what it means, the practical application of Yoga, proper techniques, safety, effective use, precautions, and the reality. How the proper practice of Yoga is the best, safest, most scientific tool for improving the quality and longevity of one’s life. Jim Kallett and his guests will address the important things in life including health, happiness, success and prosperity, self-empowerment, backed up with research, stories, testimonials, and inviting input from you.

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Jim Kallett

Jim Kallett

Senior Bikram Yoga Instructor Jim Kallett became a Certified teacher during Bikram Choudhury’s 5th ever Yoga Teacher Training in 1997. Jim is one of the original and select few instructors that Bikram hand picked to represent him by conducting posture clinics, seminars, and now lectures around the world. Due to his dedicated service, Jim is a senior faculty member of Bikram’s Yoga College of India International Headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and Bikram's famous Intensive Yoga Teacher Training, since 1998. With his extensive Yoga knowledge and experience, Jim has been instrumental in assisting with Bikram Teacher Re-Certifications, and has served as a Judge at 9 International Yoga Asana Championship-Bishnu Ghosh Cup Finals. He has coached 5 International Yoga Champions. Opening San Diego’s first ever Bikram Yoga school in 1998, Jim has co-owned and operated one of the biggest and busiest Bikram Yoga schools in the world.

“Happily, as Yoga has become so increasingly more accessible and practiced by more and more people around the world, I am excited to be able to contribute to redirecting the discussion of Yoga, back to its primary principles, to the practice of Hatha Yoga Asana done safely, effectively, and properly. It’s more important than ever.”

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Episode Directory

October 2014

September 2014

  • 9/24/2014: Talking Yoga with Emmy Cleaves Listen Now
  • 9/17/2014: Talking Yoga with Rajashree Choudhury Listen Now
  • 9/10/2014: Exploration and inquiry into aspects of Yoga Listen Now
  • 9/3/2014: Harvard , MGH Research: Bikram Yoga and Depression Listen Now

August 2014