Happy Solstice, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Christmas, or whatever you appreciate this time of year! The holidays around this time celebrate light, and today’s podcast is about light’s energy: vibration. Here’s a link to a video that shows you how vibrations move matter in beautiful ways. I head over to visit my student and kirtan co-conspirator Lindsay Sanwald where we talk about mantras and kirtan.
But before I head out, I wanted to share something from Oprah’s Supersoul podcast, which Lindsay turned me on to a while back. In Oprah’s recent conversation with Shawn Achor, who taught a course on happiness at Harvard, they discuss a practice of gratitude.
At this time of darkness and light, I just want to say, I’m grateful that you are listening to my podcast, and I wish you actual happiness and deep living. Come start the new year in the right vibration at ISHTA Yoga, New Year’s Day. Details are here.
I D G Y D E A N is the musical moniker of ISHTA-trained yogini Lindsay Sanwald. A one-woman psychedelic rock band, Idgy Dean has been composing DIY music for 20 years, playing various instruments in multiple bands, performing solo as a looping artist across the country, and producing critically-acclaimed records and music videos from her home base in Brooklyn, New York.
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I’m very excited to announce a summer retreat, led by Ulrica Norberg, Wendy Newton, and myself in Normandy, France this summer, August 14-18. It’s called Yoga and the Art of Living Creatively. Details are available at peterferko.com/france2018.
I’m also heading to the Caribbean for an Easter retreat with Petra Rakebrandt. Details here!
I’m teaching a 300-hr teacher training at ISHTA in January. I also teach regular asana and meditation classes there. See ISHTAYOGA.com for details.
Finally, I’m using Patreon to offer opportunities to work with me one on one. You can subscribe for a mantra session or for an hour video private. Of course, as they say on public radio, I hope you’ll subscribe at any level, just because you value Peter’s Podcast. Go to Patreon.com/peterspodcast.