#119 Kino MacGregor Interview – Act of Love
Kino MacGregor Interview - Act of Love (www.kinoyoga.com/ | @kinoyoga)
Changes to practice in Mysore over the years | Sharathji claiming his own space | Use of consent cards | Relationship with Guruji and Sharathji | The intention of teaching | Being an innovator on YouTube | Consent violations | Trauma survivor | Evolution of the Ashtanga community teaching | Softening after dogma | Social justice and teaching | Integrating practice of Vipassana | E-how yoga | Morning routine & personal practice | Spirituality of the practice (bio below)
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I really enjoyed this Kino MacGregor interview. I first met Kino in Crete in 2004 at one of her first international workshops where she taught a small group of students along with life coaching sessions in the afternoon. She has done a lot since then but remains the inspiring and highly energetic presence I first met almost 20 years ago.
A unique and household name in Ashtanga yoga, Kino has a wealth of experience to share, not least her own personal journey - which she speaks about most candidly in this podcast as well as her new book ‘Act of Love’.
A Miami native, Kino relentlessly travels the world sharing her knowledge as well as having released several books prior to her new one as well as many popular practice videos.
With over 1 million followers on Instagram and over 500,000 subscribers on YouTube and Facebook, Kino’s message of spiritual strength reaches people all over the world. Sought after as an expert in yoga worldwide, is an international yoga teacher, inspirational speaker, author of four books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveller, co-founder of Miami Life Center and the founder of Omstars—the world’s first yoga TV network.
Over the last twenty years I have made annual trips to Mysore, India to study Ashtanga Yoga with my teachers the late K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath Jois. If you’d like to go to Mysore to study with Sharath Ji, more info can be found here: www.sharathjois.com
Some of Kino's thoughts are below.
As a key component of my daily spiritual practice, I sit morning and evening. Cultivating a mindful state of presence has helped me move past deeply personal psychological issues and healed me in ways beyond what words can describe. I have maintained a traditional Vipassana meditation practice for nearly 20 years and attended five silent meditation retreats. If you’d like to join a donated-based meditation retreat, it will change your life. More info here: www.dhamma.org
OMstars—This is my dream of creating the world's first Yoga TV Network and it's come true! OMstars makes the tools of traditional yoga practice accessible to people all over the world and keeps you inspired to live the yogi life.
Miami Life Center—Founded by my husband, Tim Feldmann, and I in 2006, MLC is a home for the traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice on Miami Beach.
My Books—I love to write and I'm the author of four books (Sacred Fire, Power of Ashtanga I, Power of Ashtanga II, and Yogi Assignment). I'm currently working on my fifth book, which will be called Yoga Challenge and is about bringing to everyone.
Enjoy this Kino MacGregor interview.