In Conversation with Jo Tastula

In this wide ranging conversation with vinyasa flow yoga teacher Jo Tastula we discuss among many other things:

The evolution of her yoga practice

Her thoughts on authenticity both as a yogi and as a person, and how her whole life has become an integral practice.

She discusses her time living with and around spiritual teacher Ram Dass and his community in Maui.

The importance of family as her primary spiritual community, and that the evolution of spiritual life now means that it is our ordinary lives that are the forefront of spiritual awakening and practice.

We discuss one of the most important topics of the day, in how we can live alongside others whose views may be very different from our own, and the importance of vulnerability in meeting ourselves and each other.

We talk about her connection to the cycles of the moon, and how she has integrated that into her teaching and practice, and we look at how meditation reveals our true self which helps us move beyond fear into the wholeness of life… 

Jo Tastula has been teaching yoga and especially vinyasa flow for over twenty years, she leads retreats, and is one of the brightest stars of online yoga video service Yogaglo.

I hope you enjoy our chat
with love
John

Links Mentioned In This Podcast:

Authentic Living's Patreon Page
www.patreon.com/authenticliving

Jo Tastula
www.jotastula.com

YogaGlo
www.yogaglo.com

Photo of Jo by Amir Magal
www.amirimage.com

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