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  • What do Yoga and Podcasting have in common?

    by on Jan 12

    Before the Word ‘Podcast’
    Sometimes life takes you in directions you never imagined. This was the case with me when I started Drishti Point in 2005, a radio show about yoga. At that time, I had never heard the word ‘podcast’ and I never would have imagined how much of my life and work would involve this new medium.

    In 2008, Drishti Point began recording our broadcasts and making them available on-line and thus, begun my career in podcasting. Since 2005, I have had the privilege in interviewing fascinating and interesting personalities including Deva Premal, Geshe Michael Roach, Neale Donald Walsh, Dr. Christiane Northrup and hundreds of others.

    Coming Home to Hollyhock
    In 2015, I was invited to teach at Hollyhock. It was a dream come true. From the very first day that I stepped onto the land, I had a vision that I would return year after year.  I turned that vision into reality when I proposed a podcast series featuring the presenters of Hollyhock and thus was born- Hollyhock Talks.

    Podcast Blossoms with Banyen Books
    This year, I am excited and honored to partner with Banyen Books and Sound to produce In Conversation: a series of insightful dialogues with writers, artists, and spiritual teachers. This year’s series will include an interview with Gabor Mate, Caroline Myss, Pico Iver, and many more. 

    More Podcasts?
    You’d think with all this podcasting, I’d have enough of podcasts but the truth is, I love podcasting. When the opportunity came to interview podcasts for Naturopathic Doctor- ... read more

  • Ending and Beginnings

    by on Feb 11

    Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.

    Today is a day of celebration and new beginnings. After 10 profound years of podcasting (and broadcasting at Vancouver Coop Radio 100.5FM), I am bringing Drishti Point to a close.  It has come time to let go, bring closure, celebrate the many people who contributed to Drishti Point, and offer gratitude for the blessing it has been in my life.

    More than 10 years ago, when I could barely imagine myself as a Yoga teacher, I never would have imagined that I would get to meet and converse with some of the greatest spiritual teachers on this planet. Every guest had a gift for me and some gifts will remain forever in my heart.

    All Drishti Point Podcasts are now FREE. Visit www.yogapodcast.podomatic.com.

    Impermanence
    Drishti Point like all beautiful things in life is impermanent; like a flower from the earth- here to offer beauty and fragrance  only temporarily.  The truth of impermanence is the hardest one of all to accept even though it is reflected all around us in the changing seasons, our changing bodies, our fluctuating emotions and moods, and the flow of friendships.

    Gratitude
    Drishti Point has been my friend and companion for close to a decade and I am eternally grateful to the many Angels who showed up to help and contribute. Loren Spagnulo, Mike Stanely, Liana Yip,  Sri Venu, Madhuri, Sarah Newton, Sarah Morrissette, Ellen Koch, Jimena Mendieta and countless others.   May your lives be blessed with beauty, health, abundance, harmony, and peace.

    Our Achievements
    In the last 10 years, I have volunteered over 2288 hours, supervised over 10 volunteers, produced over 400 podcasts, partnered with five organizations and produced half a dozen fundraising events.  Drishti Point Yoga Podcasts has been the single, largest project I have ever worked on and it has taught me countless lessons and brought me immeasurable joy.

    ONE Message
    After interviewing hundreds of teachers, the single thread in all of these podcasts is that true happiness comes from selfless service, cultivating virtues (patience, forgiveness, generosity, loving-kindness), and connection to a higher Being or higher purpose.

    It has been my honour to serve all of our listeners as your Host and Producer and it is my hope that Drishti Point podcasts will inspire s ... read more

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