Podcasts & Essays

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

PODCASTS

Some of you will know Ali as a yoga teacher, however, she is also an academic writer and speaker. By listening to her podcasts, you will be able to deepen your yogic knowledge and learn more about different aspects of  sadhana, which includes spiritual development, contemplation,  and meditation.

These 6 new podcasts will help you move from being a yoga tourist in India, to a spiritual pilgrim on the ever-widening path of self-realisation.

Podcast on ego-busting exercises

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Podcast on India as a pilgrimage 

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Podcast on meeting Guruji

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Podcast on different types of yoga 

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Podcast on uprooting the ego

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Podcast on the enemies of yoga

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Podcast on visiting Guruji’s ashram

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If you like these free podcasts, Ali will soon be putting together a new exciting meditation series by subscription

 

GURU PURNIMA 2018

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PODCAST: DIA DE LOS MUETOS

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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

If you enjoy any of the podcasts why not give a small donation to help develop new exciting services at the New Zealand Yoga Centre.

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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

 

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