Life On Earth Podcast
#38 Yoga Tradition with Melanie Fawer Going Back To Mysore

#38 Yoga Tradition with Melanie Fawer Going Back To Mysore

September 23, 2018

Today’s guest is Melanie Fawer, an ashtanga yoga teacher who is certified by Pattabhi Jois. We hear about how her first trip to India made her fall in love with yoga, in part due to the differences she saw in it there compared to the US. That first trip to India was in 1994, so we discuss the changes that Melanie has seen in yoga since then.

 

Melanie teaches Mysore style yoga. She shares with us why it is so special to her and what exactly makes it unique. She continues to be impressed at how genius the style is. Then, we learn about the usefulness of led classes and other inspirations that Melanie draws from. Because ashtanga classes are sometimes taught incorrectly, we hear about this causing some people to falsely dislike it. A proper class takes a lot of observation from the teacher.

 

Only internally can we truly know when the next level of evolution needs to happen, which causes Melanie to share how we can find our true potential. It’s important to have a support group, but Melanie feels like she hasn’t had that foundation until about five years ago. Related to this, she offers advice on what to do on the days that feel gloomy.

 

An important aspect of Mysore style is connecting with one teacher; going to different studios and teachers may lead to selling yourself short. Melanie discusses this and points out what to keep in mind when starting Mysore style yoga.

 

melanie@ashtangayogaroom.com

http://www.ashtangayogaroom.com

https://www.amazon.com/Mysore-Style-Ashtanga-Yoga-Certified/dp/B00078S6A6

https://www.instagram.com/ashtangayogaroom/

https://www.facebook.com/theyogaroomnola

#3 ” The Intro ” Episode : France, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, USA : Many Oceans. One Earth.

#3 ” The Intro ” Episode : France, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, USA : Many Oceans. One Earth.

April 29, 2017

On this episode of Life On Earth, you’ll get to know all about Nathalie Croix. Nathalie tells us about her life journey, travels, background, career, and her love of animals.

You’ll hear about Nathalie’s vision for the Life On Earth podcast and what you can expect to hear. This includes interviews with amazing people, with hopes to inspire you to become a better person.

Links:

Nathalie's Website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

Shanti Yoga Shala's Website / Twitter / Facebook

Check out this article on Nathalie : http://girlcrushoftheday.blogspot.com/2010/02/nathalie-croix.html

Sheena Interviews Nathalie for Raw Talk with Sheena Podcast :

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/5-sheena-talks-yoga-meditation/id1138075741?i=1000373139159&mt=2 

Quotes:

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” - Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love

 

There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatsoever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." - Martha Graham

About Our Shanti Yoga Teacher Training School :

Here is one testimonial from one of our teacher training graduates who is now teaching yoga all over the Globe :)
 
" My experience at Shanti Yoga Shala is very difficult to put into words because it literally changed my life. 
First of all, the way the opportunity to come train at the Shala was the perfect way to start what would be a beautiful journey.
I was looking for teacher trainings in the New Orleans area and I happened to come across a Vinyasa Teacher Training. which was exactly what I was looking for. At the moment I was in Panama (where I am from) and I immediately called Nathalie to book a spot and the training happened to be full. Luckily for me we had an immediate connection (over the phone!!) and she promised that if someone cancelled she would call me right away and because the Universe works in wonderful ways that is exactly what happened next. 
The day she called to let me know someone had cancelled was probably the happiest day of 2014!!
After that things just got better.
In a short period of 5 months my life changed. I had turned around the way I practiced, I had learned more than in the past 3 years of college, I was able to begin teaching in the beautiful space, and I became part of an amazing family , the Shanti Yoga Love Warriors. 
Nathalie and the whole Shanti Yoga Family are definitely a blessing and they were put in my way to help me grow and blossom.
The Shala became my second home while I was in New Orleans and I miss it every single day.
I recommend coming to practice here and I definitely recommend taking the Teacher Training if you wish to deepen your practice and/or teach.
As I said before, my experience at Shanti changed my life and I am infinitely grateful <3 
Namaste,
Aurora Brenes " 
 
cleardot.gif* Aurora is on Instagram  @lapetiteyogini 
 
Check Out Our Shanti Yoga Teacher Training Video:
 
 
Italy Yoga Retreat June / July 2017 : Umbria : Health and Happiness 
 
http://nathaliecroix.com/november-workshops/
 
 
 
 
 We Are All Unique Individuals * May Our Light Always Shine *
 
Peace, Love, Yoga And Radical Acceptance,
 
Nathalie Croix and Team Shanti Yoga 
 
 

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