Religion

Who Would You Be if You Were Powerful?

This week, we welcome the ever-radiant yoga and meditation teacher Tracee Stanley to sit down with Tal for an empowering conversation on finding your voice, creating your resolve, and following your dharma. Now a teacher for over 17 years, Tracee left her career as a successful Hollywood producer in order to take more responsibility for what she was putting out into the world. She shares the deep practices of yoga nidra—what she calls going to sleep in order to wake up —and using the yogic intention of sankalpa to change your thoughts, your habits, and ultimately, your life.

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DENtalks Live: Nick Viall

We got up close and personal with Nick about his struggles with anxiety, ego, relationships, his childhood, essential oils and so much more. If you think you know Nick, think again – this episode sheds light on a side of Nick not often seen by #BachelorNation. He shares his secrets to finding pause through use of essential oils and that the things he likes most about himself have come through failures. He’s raw, honest, and we had SO much fun at this live event with him! Nick even shares with us a quote he lives by at the end of the episode for his personal practice.

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Dreams Decoded

After a mysterious illness left her bedridden for over 18 months, Connie Kaplan started to notice patterns within her dreams, and has since integrated her personal experiences with her backgrounds in both psychology and ministry to write multiple books and lead dream circles relating to the powerful ways in which our dreams connect us to greater consciousness, the source, and soul. We have no doubt the connections Connie has found between her dreams, the lunar cycle, and even her own feminine cycle just might inspire you to start tracking your own.

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Meeting Pain with Love

We are incredibly honored to welcome the widely-adored Sharon Salzberg to DENtalks! Sharon is a world-renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, New York Times bestselling author, and one of the key influential people credited with bringing meditation to the West. We talk about what it means to accept change, compassionately making space for pain, developing self-respect, and later break down the various approaches to ultimately achieving our goals.

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A Sit with the Urban Monk

A Taoist monk, Dr. Pedram Shojai was faced with the decision between a life of isolation and meditation in the mountains, and one in which he was able to bring his practice back into the plight of modern society. We discuss the challenges of living in such a fast-paced Westernized culture, how to listen when life tells us to pull over before things escalate beyond repair, and how to truly bring your practice into everything from parenting to work to just being stuck in traffic.

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Getting Crystal Clear in Business

Long-time best friends and the founders of conscious lifestyle and crystal brand Energy Muse, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, join Tal for a lighthearted conversation about life, love, mysticism, and more. Growing up in Manhattan Beach in the 60’s and 70’s, Heather and Timmi were regularly read their tea leaves and talked to about reincarnation. But it wasn’t until they would accidentally stumble into the world of energy through feng shui and relationship issues that they gravitated to the business of it all.

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Opening Up to Intimacy

Famed speaker, relationship coach, and teacher, John Wineland, joins us for a powerful lesson in sexual intimacy and energy. John reveals the power of applying concepts such as breath, emotion, and openness to create a truly sacred experience through union. We also talk about how both partners can learn to be fluid and fluent in both, and dive into the roots of shame, taboo, and sexual wounds with insight on how to help heal them.

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Leading Lady of Yoga

This conversation goes deep, shedding light on the realities of society, with guidance on how to begin dismantling the systems that divide us by simply turning inward and doing the hard work itself. Seane shares how her upbringing led her to yoga, discovering God in the most unlikely of places (you won’t believe where), spiritual democracy, and personal stories that have shaped who she is and her yoga practice.

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Less Stress, More Ziva

Join us in a neuroscience-packed conversation with founder of Ziva Meditation and leading expert on meditation for high performance, Emily Fletcher. We talk about the difference between the pursuit of happiness and finding happiness in the pursuit, the neuroscience behind why meditation works (for the skeptics out there), and how raising our consciousness can ultimately change the world.

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Tales of Truth

This week we sit down with yoga and meditation teacher, speaker, life coach, and host of the popular SoulFeed podcast, Shannon Algeo. We go into his innate sense of honesty and dedication to seeking truth—even when it’s hard—and discuss just how powerful vulnerability and authenticity can be in creating opportunities to connect with one another in a world that can seem to hide behind a façade of perfection on social media today.

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