1st Season Final Show

October 8, 2014
Hosted by Jim Kallett

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Returning from Bali, Indonesia, host Jim Kallett will sum up the first season with a reflection of the initial 12 shows, continued inquiry into Yoga and Life, sources for further information and on the subjects of the shows, responses to e-mail questions, and final discussion....

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

  • 10/8/2014: 1st Season Final Show Listen Now
  • 10/1/2014: Interview: the filmmakers of the new film "Awake: The Life of Yogananda" Listen Now

September 2014

August 2014

Rajashree Choudhury

Rajashree Choudhury, five-time winner of the All-India Yoga Championship, brings years of experience to her teachings of Bikram Yoga and personal development. In conjunction with the International Yoga Asana Championships, now in its 12th year, she founded the USA Yoga Federation, a non-profit organization formed to facilitate her goal of Yoga becoming accepted as Sport. Rajashree has also produced the popular and practical DVD "Bikram Yoga for Pregnancy," does Yoga Seminars and Women's Retreats worldwide, and has unique expertise on the therapeutic and emotional aspects of Yoga practice. View Guest page

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Emmy Cleaves

Emmy Cleaves first met Bikram Choudhury at a Yoga demonstration in 1973. After practicing with him somewhat skeptically, she visited India to investigate Yoga techniques for herself. She discovered there that his method and way of teaching was the most efficacious and precise. Upon returning to Los Angeles she devoted herself to studying and eventually teaching Bikram Yoga. She has dedicated the last forty-one years of her life to teaching and spreading the healing and regenerative power of Yoga. View Guest page

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Paola di Florio

Counterpoint Films founder Paola di Florio is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and television producer whose work has featured extraordinary individuals and the triumph of the human spirit. Di Florio’s films have been distributed theatrically throughout the world and featured in broadcasts on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, Sundance Channel, Court TV, TLC and A&E. The New York Times described her work as “extraordinary” and “poignant.” The Los Angeles Times’ found it “deeply affecting, revelatory [and] gripping.” The Hollywood Reporter declared that it “should be required viewing for all Americans.” Her documentaries (Speaking in Strings, Home of the Brave) feature the lives of strong, maverick women who impacted American culture. Her television work includes producing a TV series for Canal Plus entitled Directors on Directors, featuring unique portraits of Hollywood auteurs – including Sydney Pollack, Arthur Penn, Robert Altman, Michael Mann, and others – which was given a special screening at the Locarno Film Festival’s 50th Anniversary. Her independent films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, garnered numerous awards and were honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Writer's Guild and the International Documentary Association. She has served on film juries and panels, including at the American Film Institute and has guest lectured at UCLA, USC, Berkeley, Stanford and other universities and conferences. She is also a founding partner of Nerd Girls, Inc., a New Media startup dedicated to creating new role models and empowering young women to enter the fields of science and engineering. View Guest page

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