Season 2, Episode 271: Charanpal Kaur – Yoga Instructor & Recording Artist

Today’s guest is Charanpal Kaur. Charanpal is a devoted KRI-Certified Kundalini yoga teacher, Khalsa Way prenatal consultant, Yin Yoga instructor, and recording artist. After studying Hatha yoga for over a decade, her curiosity led her to try something new. She was completely struck by how positively different she felt after her first Kundalini class, and developed a loving relationship with this ancient science and technology.

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Teaching Kundalini Yoga has been a great honor for Charanpal. She witnesses profound transformations in her students as they empower themselves with the awareness that who they truly are is a pure, radiant, and healthy Being.

As a recording artist, Charanpal is inspired by the folk music of her youth, such as Joni Mitchell, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Cat Stevens. In developing her own style, she has enjoyed mixing poetry in English with the traditional Gurbani mantras that Master Teacher, Yogi Bhajan, shared with the yogis of the west.

With a thirst for travel and learning about different cultures, Charanpal leads retreats and workshops world-wide. She is honored to call Santa Cruz, CA, her home, where she resides in the redwoods with her two cats and four alpacas.

You can find out more about her at www.CharanpalKaur.com or www.TheOracleIsYou.com.

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Season 2, Episode 244: Guided Meditation #36 with Michael Neeley

Today’s guided meditation was spurred on by a Zoom session for charismatic speakers and will be focused on presencing yourself and getting grounded in the now – something especially important for that moment before you take the stage. And as Shakespeare so eloquently put it… “All the world’s a stage”. Michael will lead you on a simple, short meditation with attention on the breath, and a reminder that the past belongs behind us and the future can wait… enjoy your present.

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Interim 2015, Episode 228: A Night at the Museum (the MAH-dcast)

In today’s episode, I will share a series of brief interviews conducted at the Museum of Art & History right here in Santa Cruz, CA. I was invited to introduce the art of podcasting as part of their Radical Craft Night. This is a really awesome event that the MAH puts on every year, where you can learn about everything from button-making and taxidermy, to metal forging and silk-screening, and so much more. It’s radical.

And it’s all part of the third-Friday series that the MAH features on an ongoing basis. So, if you’re local to Santa Cruz, or just stopping through, be sure to check out the MAH (The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History) anytime, but especially on the third Friday of every month when things really get rocking.

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A quick side-note: this show was recorded with a massive and varying degree of background noise. Some of the guests are easier to hear than others, and I’ve done quite a bit of editing to try to make it work. My apologies to those people I interviewed but was unable to use in the show for some reason or another, which was likely due to background noise.

Interim 2015, Episode 227: Dr. Gay Hendricks – Psychologist, Author & Transformational Relationship Expert

Today’s guest is Dr. Gay Hendricks. Gay has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies for over 45 years. After earning his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford, Gay served as professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. He has written and co-authored, with his wife Katie, 35 books, including the bestseller Conscious Loving, used as a primary text in universities around the world. In 2003, Gay co-founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies and conscious entertainment to subscribers in more than 70 countries.

Gay has offered seminars worldwide and appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others. In addition to his work with The Hendricks Institute, Gay is currently continuing his new mystery series that began with The First Rule Of Ten.

You can learn more about Gay at www.hendricks.com, or www.heartsintrueharmony.com. Also, be sure to pick up his latest book, Conscious Loving Ever After, available today!

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Interim 2015, Episode 225: Guided Meditation #33 Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert

A short creativity meditation to help you explore your own "Big Magic"

Today’s guided meditation was inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk in Santa Cruz, CA, as she is touring to promote her new book, Big Magic. The book is both inspirational and motivational, and is sure to ignite your creative juices. In this sit led by your host, Michael Neeley, the intention is to apply similar meditation practices to the removal of your creative blocks and fears.

No matter what the area of your creativity, this practice is designed to open you up to your natural flow, allowing what wants to come forth from you the freedom to do so, unencumbered.

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Enjoy!

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