EPISODE 33 - POST LINEAGE YOGA WITH THEO WILDCROFT

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When I first came across the term post lineage yoga it immediately struck a chord with me. As I began to read more of Theo Wildcroft’s blogs on the topic, for the first time, I started to have language around some of the things I had been pondering for the last several years in my yoga journey. 

Theo Wildcroft, PhD is a yoga teacher, writer and scholar working for a more sustainable relationship between our many selves, the communities that hold us, and the world that nourishes us. Her research considers the democratization of yoga post-lineage, and the many different ways yoga communities are responding to concerns about safety in practice. She’s a lover of vulnerable people, of wild things and wild places, and of the simple miracle of life itself. Countless people have downloaded her yoga nidras, which are profound but gentle, take you on unexpected journeys, and are always spontaneously created.

I learned so much from my conversation with Theo, we’re definitely going to do another episode as there is so much more we could discuss.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

  • Theo’s background in yoga & research
  • How Theo earns a living
  • A definition of post lineage yoga
  • How post-lineage yoga works
  • What a crisis of authority in our yoga communities looks like
  • Three pillars of authority
  • Moving away from standardization in yoga
  • The question of accountability
  • The importance of maintaining connections outside of the yoga community
  • Mistaking lineage for heritage
  • Cultural appropriation and post-lineage yoga
  • Why separating the teacher from the teachings might not make sense
  • Recognizing the potential for healing and harm in our teaching and practice

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