AE008 – Lewis Rothlein – Ashtanga Yoga for Self-Discovery

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In our conversation Lewis shares some of his interesting experiences which began with a difficult childhood experience growing up in South Florida.   From there he served in the army band during the Vietnam War, edited numerous magazines, ran marathons, taught elementary school – and even designed a New York Times Crossword.  We dedicate the largest part of the conversation to discussing how he found yoga and what it has taught him over the years.  A kind and warm soul, Lewis teaches out of joy – and it shows in this heartfelt conversation.
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AE007 – Visnu Dass – Finding the Ayurvedic Lifestyle

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In our conversation from summer 2015, Vishnu talks about his travels coast to coast in America and abroad.  His curiosity followed his heart, which led him to live in the ashram at Mount Madonna and study a deep curriculum in yoga and the Vedic studies.  The passion of a young man seeking spirtual fulfillment took him all the way to India where he lived as a Saddhu before falling ill and returning home.  There he discovered more about his true nature, and directed his passion for the healing arts to a life as an Ayurvedic practitioner.  He shares how this lifestyle is accessible to all and how it can always lead to a greater state of total health.
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AE006 – Brack Jefferys – Awakening the Inner Healer

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In our conversation Brack traces back his professional career across a variety of healing modalities – substance abuse counselor, registered nurse, massage therapist.  He courageously shares how his work emerged from a breakdown as a young man, and how his life as a searcher connected him with the spiritual healing work of holotropic breathwork.
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AE005 – Ryan Kurczak – At Peace with the Mystery.mp3

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Ryan sat down in a longform conversation where we explored how he followed his curiosity as a young man growing up in West Virginia.  A powerful experience in craniosacral massage led to a career as a massage therapist and a deepening practice of Kriya yoga. An intellectual study of Vedic astrology has guided his process of seeing how we are all connected in this mysterious journey.  As a bonus, he shares his Celtic music this episode, a fascinating investigation filled with jumping off points for further study.
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AE004 – Corey Costanzo – Make it Happen

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AE002 – Daniel Nevins – Painting from the Inside Out

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Daniel Nevins is an accomplished Asheville visual artist.  He has been recognized for his abstract work, but most recently has completed 42 paintings depicting the story of the Torah.   In this conversation he reflects upon his earliest memory and how his artistic work is shaped by his spiritual views.

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AE001 – Bob Boleman – From Physician to Yoga Teacher

Bob Boleman recently retired after practicing a full career as an emergency physician.  He has also dealt with depression at various stages in life.  In this conversation Bob shares his healing journey of how his rediscovery of yoga guided him through the depression – and led to another career as a yoga teacher.  This is the first episode of the Anecdotal Evidence podcast, hosted by psychiatrist Daniel Johnson, MD from Asheville, NC.  Check back weekly for more conversations with practitioners of the healing arts, former clients, and other inspiring figures.

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