Podcasts & Essays

Ali

If yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory, then I am also interested in that 1% – Ali

Some of you will know Ali as a yoga teacher, however, she is also an academic writer and speaker. This page gives you the chance to deepen your yogic knowledge by listening and reading Ali’s works.

PODCASTS

Listen to Ali talking about different aspects of contemplation, self-development and meditation. This new podcast series is a great way to learn about becoming more interconnected with the inner self.

PODCAST: DIA DE LOS MUETOS

PODCAST: GARDENING FOR THE SOUL

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PODCAST: SACRED FIRE

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PODCAST: HOMAGE TO MY GURU

PODCAST: A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

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PODCAST: HONORING THE MIND

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PODCAST: HONORING THE ELEMENTS: SPACE

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PODCAST: HONORING THE ELEMENTS – AIR AND THE BREATH

PODCAST: HONORING THE ELEMENTS – FIRE

PODCAST: HONORING THE ELEMENTS – WATER

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PODCAST: HONORING THE ELEMENTS – EARTH

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PODCAST: UPROOTING THE ‘AVIDYAS’ (ROOTS OF IGNORANCE)

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PODCAST: GUARDING THE SENSES/ October 2nd 2017

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PODCAST: BREATHING WITH PURPOSE /1st October 2017

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PODCAST: GURU PURNIMA 2017 – Podcast 1& 2

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ESSAYS

Ali’s Master’s Thesis – “Yoga Communities in New Zealand”

To read this study, open the link below

FINAL Ali Hale Tilley, Yoga Communities in New Zealand, MA Thesis submission (1)

This ethnographic study by Ali Hale Tilley looks at the Aotearoa/ New Zealand (NZ) yoga industry, examining the ways that spirituality, secularism, and consumerism influence modern yoga practices. Tilley argues that people in New Zealand choose yoga practices for different ethical, physical, and social reasons, reflecting their diverse sociocultural values. More specifically, data gathered during fieldwork shows that the Wellington yoga industry contains at least three community subcultures, which she refers to as: 1) moral communities, 2) corporate communities, and 3) brand communities. This means that at the level of local culture, the NZ yoga industry represents a wide range of yoga practices, which in turn reflect the diverse needs, consumer expectations, and imagined ideals of resident populations. Yoga in NZ is currently under-researched, making this study a starting point for further inquiry.

Ali Hale Tilley is available to present findings of this new study at your  organisation or yoga centre.

Contact Ali by email: nzyogacentre@gmail.com