Ep. 66 - The Path of the Urban Mystic with Darren Main

Darren Main is a yoga teacher and author currently living in San Francisco. He has written largely about Eastern spirituality for a more modern and Western audience. Main is best known for his second book, Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic. In this conversation we discuss how Darren found yoga, the spiritual metaphor in The Wizard of Oz, religion and mythology, mysticism, the ethics of yoga marketing and holding space for students, and much more. Find more from Darren at https://darrenmain.com/

This episode is sponsored by The KOZM @thekozm. The KOZM is a benefit and certified B Corp that manufactures men’s fitness clothing. Its mission is to honor all stakeholders—environment, community, employees, and investors—while proving that business can be done better. Visit www.thekozm.com and use coupon code HL15 to get 15% off your purchase order.

I’ve learned to see life challenges as yoga poses: Opportunities to grow and open, to witness and be in presence, and to sit in compassion with myself.
— Darren Main

Ep. 65 - Healthy Masculinity, Anger, and Lifting Each Other Up with Devin Fredericksen

Devin Fredericksen (@devinfredericksen) is a men’s empowerment coach. I had to have Devin back on after our Om Rising Session conversation so we could discuss toxic masculinity, healthy masculinity, anger and grief, conscious relationships, transformation and yoga, Sacred Sons, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by The KOZM @thekozm. The KOZM is a benefit and certified B Corp that manufactures men’s fitness clothing. Its mission is to honor all stakeholders—environment, community, employees, and investors—while proving that business can be done better. Visit www.thekozm.com and use coupon code HL15 to get 15% off your purchase order.

Healthy men understand what’s sacred.
— Devin Fredericksen

Ep. 64 - Frankenskies, the 5G controversy, and activism with Matt Landman

Matt Landman is an activist and producer of Frankenskies. In this conversation we discuss how Matt got interested in weather modification, the history of weather modification, the Department of Energy’s 2001 Tropospheric Aerosol Program report, the science and purpose of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, how civil society actors manifest the will of the public, the psychology of conspiracy theories, the perils of awakening, 5G technology and public safety concerns, and much more. View FrankenSkies at http://frankenskiesthemovie.com/ and visit Matt’s 5G protective apparel line at https://speroprotectionclothing.com/.

This episode is sponsored by The KOZM @thekozm. The KOZM is a benefit and certified B Corp that manufactures men’s fitness clothing. It’s mission is to honor all stakeholders—environment, community, employees, and investors—while proving that business can be done better. Visit www.thekozm.com and use coupon code HL15 to get 15% off your purchase order.

Truth is a frequency. Once you start resonating on that frequency, other truths become self evident.
— Matt Landman

Ep. 63 - Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Economics and clothing, and B Corps with Derek Sabori, co-founder of The KOZM

Derek Sabori is the co-founder of The KOZM (@thekozm), a sustainable men’s fitness clothing line. Derek started his career as an unpaid intern at Volcom and finished his time there as VP of global sustainability. In this conversation we discuss his decision to co-found a sustainable clothing brand, benefit corporations and B Corps certification, the challenges of building a company committed to doing things right, sustainable clothing manufacturing, and how yoga can help entrepreneurs respond instead of react. Intro music by @willevansmusic

This episode is sponsored by The KOZM. Visit www.thekozm.com and use the coupon code HL15 to get 15% off your purchase order.

Entrepreneurship requires guts.
— Derek Sabori

Ep. 62 - Heart-Centered Medicine with Dr. Michael Fratkin

Dr. Michael Fratkin is a palliative care specialist that decided to opt out of the mainstream model of healthcare and build his own patient and heart-centered practice, Resolution Care. In this conversation we discuss the genesis of Resolution Care, how working closely with death impacts how Dr. Fratkin shows up in life, how he processed his father’s recent passing, and what Resolution Care is offering the community. Visit www.resolutioncare.com for more information. Intro music by @willevansmusic

This episode is sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Visit www.webekind.com and use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE to receive 10% off your purchase order.

View Dr. Fratkin’s TEDx Talk:

Ep. 61 - The Om Rising Sessions: Devin Fredericksen

Devin Fredericksen (@heartcenteredman) is a men’s empowerment coach. In this conversation we discuss why Devin decided transforming people was the most important work in these times, separating orgasm from ejaculation and the art of sexual kung fu, how to connect to your masculinity, and much more.


Books Mentioned:

A Language Older Then Words - Derrik Jensen
The Multi-Orgasmic Man - Mantak Chia

This episode is sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Visit www.webekind.com and use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE to receive 10% off your purchase order.

Ep. 60 - The Om Rising Sessions: Daniel Hansen of RootFlute

Daniel Hansen, better known as RootFlute to many, is an artisanal flute maker offering a profound sound meditation experience for anyone lucky enough to partake. In this conversation we discuss how Daniel discovered his craft while traveling in Hawaii, books that helped him on his journey, and what gives him hope. To learn more about Daniel, visit www.rootflute.com


Books Mentioned:
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One - Dr. Joe Dispenza.


This episode is sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Visit www.webekind.com and use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE to receive 10% off your purchase order.

Ep. 59 - The Om Rising Sessions: Mirror Pool

Mirror Pool (@mirrorpoolmusic) offers a soulful blend of vocal harmonies and electro-acoustic, looped ambiance. In this conversation I sit down with Alyra, Aly, and Randy to discuss the group’s genesis, the origins of creativity and inspiration, the band’s favorite books and myths, and the hope of love. This episode closes with Mirror Pool’s song Underwater #9. Find out more about Mirror Pool at www.mirrorpoolmusic.com

Book Mentions:
The Silmarillion by T.R. Tolkien

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

John Trudell - Descendent Now Ancestor

This episode is sponsored by Webeekind @webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Visit www.webekind.com and use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE to receive 10% off your purchase order.

Ep. 58 - The Om Rising Sessions: Rob Sidon

Rob Sidon is the owner and creative force behind the Bay Area’s favorite conscious community magazine, Common Ground. In this conversation we discuss Rob’s transformation from Big Business deal-maker to his new life as a conscious and creative entrepreneur, business advice for those in the conscious and creative space, transformative literature, and more. Find out more about Rob and the Common Ground magazine by visiting www.commongroundmag.com

Book Mentions:
The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
The Yoga and Other Works by Swami Vivekananda

This episode is sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Visit www.webekind.com and use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE to receive 10% off your purchase order.

Ep. 57 - The Om Rising Sessions: Michelle Bouvier

Michelle Bouvier is a yogini teaching others to push beyond linear paths on and off the mat. In this conversation we discuss Michelle’s journey into yoga, some of her favorite books, and where she finds hope in the future. You can find out more about Michelle and her work at www.michellebouvier.com

Books Mentioned:
Move Your DNA by Katie Bowman
Life on Land by Emilie Conrad
Sweat Your Prayer by Gabrielle Roth
Spiral Dance by Starhawk
Kiss the Ground by Josh Tickell


This episode is sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Visit www.webekind.com and use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE to receive 10% off your purchase order.

Ep. 56 - The Om Rising Sessions: Christopher Tompkins

Christopher Tompkins is a Harvard-trained Sanskritist currently teaching at the University of California Berkeley. In this conversation we discuss how Christopher’s father used kriya yoga to overcome alcoholism, PTSD, and cancer, the historical roots and modern science of kundalini and sound healing, the life of Gopi Krishna, and more. To find out more about Christopher, visit www.yogavidhi.org. To support Christopher’s research in exchange for exclusive perks and access, visit www.patreon.com/kundaliniyoga

Books Mentioned:

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
Living with Kundalini by Gopi Krishna

This episode is also sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

Ep. 55 - Pain as the Path to Liberation with Bruce Burger

Bruce Burger is the founder of The Heartwood Institute and the author of Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness. In this conversation we discuss Bruce’s over land journey to India in the seventies, his years in India and finding his teacher, developing self agency and founding the Heartwood Institute, the rights of nature, presence as the essence of existence, shifts in energy, clearing trauma, and much more. You can find out more about Bruce at www.weare1.us or find him on youtube by Subscribing to his page “Bruce Burger”

This episode is sponsored by the Om Rising Yoga and Music Festival, @omrising. This festival is nestled in Camp Navarro’s redwood forest in Mendocino, CA from August 16-19. Visit www.omrising.org for more information, and use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 10% off your purchase order.

This episode is also sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

Your highest good is to get in touch with the experience of being.
— Bruce Burger

Show Notes: Find out more about Randolph Stone’s Polarity Therapy visit HERE. To find out more about Dr. Richard Miller’s yoga nidra work with combat veterans visit www.irest.org.

Book Mentions
: Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness by Bruce Burger, Shiva: Stories and Teachings from the Shiva Mahapurana by Vanamali, Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford.

Ep. 54 - Finding Your Voice Out Loud with Erica M Haines

In this episode, I sit down with the spiritual life coach, Erica Haines @ericahaineslove. We discuss her entry into alternative and spiritual health, her time at Yogi Hari’s Ashram, relationships, judgement, her advice for coaches, living life in the open, and much more. Follow Erica on Youtube at www.youtube.com/ericahainesyoga Intro music by @willevansmusic

This episode is sponsored by the Om Rising Yoga and Music Festival, @omrising. This festival is nestled in Camp Navarro’s redwood forest in Mendocino, CA from August 16-19. Visit www.omrising.org for more information, and use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 10% off your purchase order.

This episode is also sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

Ep. 53 - Entrepreneurialism, Yoga, and Building Community with Tim Dale

Tim Dale is a serial entrepreneur, founder of San Francisco’s Yoga Tree, and founder of Om Rising Music and Yoga Festival. In this conversation Tim opens up about his yoga journey, shares advice for entrepreneurs, and describes his plans for this year’s Om Rising Yoga and Music Festival. Intro music by @willevansmusic

This episode is sponsored by the Om Rising Yoga and Music Festival, @omrising. This festival is nestled in Camp Navarro’s redwood forest in Mendocino, CA from August 16-19. Visit www.omrising.org for more information, and use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 10% off your purchase order.

This episode is also sponsored by the karma yogis over at The KOZM, @thekozm. The KOZM produces ethical fitness clothing and guides their business decisions by the yogic principles of right action, the yamas and niyamas. Visit www.thekozm.com and use the coupon code HL10 to get 10% off your purchase order.

Ep. 52 - Building the Solidarity Economy with David Cobb

David Cobb is a board member of Cooperation Humboldt, a local organization striving to create a solidarity economy in California’s North Coast. David is a "people's lawyer" who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for office as the Green Party Presidential Nominee in 2004, and has even been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. In this conversation we discuss Cooperation Humboldt’s vision for a solidarity economy, social change and progressive politics, public banking, improving the life of the working class, the rise of fascism, and much more. Find out more at www.cooperationhumboldt.com

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis @thekozm. The KOZM makes fitness clothing without wrecking the planet and gives 5% of all profits to yoga empowerment projects. Visit www.thekozm.com and use the coupon code HL10 to receive 10% off your purchase order.

Show Notes: Examples of faith-based activists listed in this conversation include Jim Wallis and the Sojourners, Dorothy Day, Matthew Fox, and Marianne Williamson. Find Yuval Noah Harari’s Intelligence Squared interview HERE.

Book Mentions: Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Media

Ep. 51 - Finding Meaning in the Mystery: Yoga and the Power of Saying "I Don't Know" with Peter Walters

Peter Walters @peterwaltersyoga is a yoga teacher living in California’s Bay Area. In this conversation we discuss how Peter found yoga, Bhakti yoga and definitions of God, tips for yoga teachers, the power of saying “I don’t know,” and much more. Find out more about Peter at www.peteryoga.com Intro music by @willevansmusic

This episode is sponsored by Om Rising, a community gathering of yoga, nature, and music. The event takes place in the redwoods of Camp Navarro in Mendocino, CA and is scheduled for August 16th-19th, 2019. Visit omrising.org and use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 10% off your purchase order.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis @thekozm. Use the coupon code HL10 to get 10% off your purchase order at www.thekozm.com. The Kozm is manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

Find your own voice. Be authentically you.
— Peter Walters

Book Mentions: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s I Am That, Rusty Wells’ Bhakti Flow Yoga: A Training Guide To Practice and Life, Ramesh Menon’s translation of The Ramayana, Ram Dass’ Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Satchitanada’s The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for the Modern Reader, Kamal Kapur’s Ganesha Goes to Lunch, B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Yoga.

Ep. 50 - Integrating Wisdom: Peak Experiences, Transformation, and Women's Health with Sabrina Ourania

Sabrina Ourania @goddess_alchemist is a holistic reproductive health practitioner and astrologer. After an intense kundalini activation, Sabrina’s life began to shift in profound ways. In this conversation we discuss Sabrina’s initiation and resulting shift, ayahuasca and integration, relationships, Saturn’s Return, women’s health, reversing polycystic ovary syndrome, and more. You can learn more about Sabrina at www.goddessalchemist.com

This episode is sponsored by Om Rising, a community gathering of yoga, nature, and music. The event takes place in the redwoods of Camp Navarro in Mendocino, CA and is scheduled for August 16th-19th, 2019. Visit omrising.org and use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 10% off your purchase order.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis @thekozm. Use the coupon code HL10 to get 10% off your purchase order at www.thekozm.com. The Kozm is manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

A lot of what relationship looks like is your trauma interacting with my trauma.
— Sabrina Ourania

Book Mentions: Richard Tarnas’, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

Ep. 49 - Yoga Beyond Asana: Wisdom From the Himalayas with Bira Gonzaga

Bira Gonzaga had it all, the high-paid corporate gig, the plush apartment, and all the pleasure Miami Beach could offer, yet life felt hollow on the inside. After reading Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, Bira left that life behind to seek an enlightened teacher. In this conversation we discuss Bira’s journey to India, what makes a yogi a yogi, the confusion of yoga in the West, the eight limbs of yoga, mixing cannabis with yoga, and much more. Bira is the author of “Tommy Pilgrim: A Spiritual Quest in the Indian Himalayas” and can be found at www.ancientschoolofyoga.com.

This episode is sponsored by Om Rising, a community gathering of yoga, nature, and music. The event takes place in the redwoods of Camp Navarro in Mendocino, CA and is scheduled for August 16th-19th, 2019. Visit omrising.org and use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 10% off your purchase order.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis @thekozm. Use the coupon code HL10 to get 10% off your purchase order at www.thekozm.com. The Kozm is manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

To go from confusion to complete clarity, this is the yogic journey.
— Bira Gonzaga

Show Notes: You can find out more about Bira Gonzaga at www.birayoga.com and www.ancientschoolofyoga.com

Book Mentions: Paramahansa Yoganada’s, Autobiography of a Yogi, and Bhagavad Gita

Episode 48: Pastor Roger Williams - The Search for Truth, Christ, and Finding Your Nirvana

Roger Williams is the pastor at Eureka’s Seventh Day Adventist Church. In this conversation we discuss spiritual rebirth and awakening from the Christian perspective, the life of Spirit, the life and teachings of Christ, the peace of being as you were created, undercover pastoring, and finding your nirvana. You can learn more about Roger and Eureka’s Seventh Day Adventist Church at www.redwoodadventist.org Intro music by @mikelovemusic

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis @thekozm. Use the coupon code HL10 to get 10% off your purchase order at www.thekozm.com. The Kozm is manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

Book Mentions: Timothy Keller’s, The Reason for God.

Episode 47: Traci Webb - Ayurveda, Yoga, and How to Master Your Life

Traci Webb is a local ayurvedic healer and founder of the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda. In this episode we sit down to discuss her upcoming 9-month online Ayurveda Life Mastery Program and internship, relationships, yoga philosophy, characteristics of healers, and how to master your life. You can learn more about the Ayurveda Life Mastery Program at http://ayurvedicliving.com/ayurveda-life-mastery.html Mention The Humboldt Lighthouse podcast to get a $250 discount off the program. Intro music by @mikelovemusic

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis @thekozm. Use the coupon code HL10 to get 10% off your purchase order at www.thekozm.com. The Kozm is manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.

This episode is also sponsored by Webeekind CBD herbal apothecary, @webeekind. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

Yoga moves the mind away from the world and brings the senses introvert, to the still quiet place. This brings us to our truest nature, which is peace. We say sat-chit-ananda, or truth-consciousness-bliss. Ayurveda was cognized to sustain the physical container and body-mind complex of the yogi to have the samadhi experience. You cannot have one science without the other.
— Traci Webb

Show Notes: You can find out more about Traci HERE.