Interviews with Norman
Settling Into Your Body In Meditation - a session for Sangha Live, December 2022
Finding a comfortable body posture when meditating is a crucial element in our practice. We can use our bodies as a way of experiencing change and impermanence. In this session, we will be looking at ways to make our bodies comfortable for meditation - both standing (if appropriate for your body) and sitting. Click here
Podcast with Abby Hoffman from October 2022. Click here
In this conversation we reflect on blurring boundaries between different yoga practices, reasons for teaching yoga, neo-individualism, the '9th Limb' of Yoga; and much more....
Podcast with Kate Codrington on how to choose a teacher (from December 2021). Click here
There is a wealth of classes and trainings available. How can we choose? How do we evaluate the quality and integrity of the offering? Norman and Kate discuss the issues that are often unspoken when we are about to click ‘buy now’.
Podcast with J. Brown on 'The State of the Yoga Teacher Union' (from April 2021). Click here
Discussion ranged from an update on the formation of a yoga teacher union in the UK, pay equity, and the benefits of keeping things small and cooperative; to the impact of the pandemic on yoga teachers and centers, online teaching and getting back together in person; poetry and regulation of the nervous system, and daring to think creatively about our future.
Here is the latest podcast with Norman Blair and Cora Geroux (from July 2021). Click here
We talked about how to create a sustainable career as a teacher, issues with the hybrid-class teaching model and why collaboration may be the key to the future of the yoga industry.
Another hour of Norman Blair chatting with Cora Geroux. Click here
We discussed how yoga teachers can get better over time, the importance of sustainability, how some corporates parasitically exploit yogaland, the need to break taboos around speaking about money in yoga, how yoga teachers can benefit from mentoring, why yoga teachers as workers in the gig economy can be better supported by coming together as a collective voice (this could be also called a union).
For those teachers interested in being part of this collective, to get involved please email [email protected] for more information.
If you would like to share this, you can do through my FB page. Click here
The revolutionary power of yoga podcast
This is a wide-ranging conversation about the monetary policies of yoga centers and the underlying economics that are fuelling them. Norman discusses the emergence of a yoga teaching profession, hard numbers on the stagnant or declining rates of income yoga teachers are receiving, actionable steps to potentially counter unhealthy trends, and the revolutionary power of yoga to help shape society.
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Chanting rabbits at Yogarocks in Crete
Norman and Maitripushpa talk about yoga, transformation and chanting rabbits at Yogarocks in Crete
Norman's talk from his book launch
Norman's talk from 'Brightening our Inner Skies' book launch