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. 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. 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 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.

Episode 42: Molly Rose Hilgenberg - Your Wider Self, Breathwork, and Embracing the Weird

Molly Rose Hilgenberg is a trained breathwork facilitator, yoga instructor and musician who merges holistic healing with creative expression. She is currently a Masters of Social Work candidate at Humboldt State University. She lives off-grid on ancestral Wiyot land with her husband and two dogs, where they enjoy spending free time playing music and being in nature. In this conversation we discuss yoga the yogic path, what your body is trying to tell you, breath work, cultural conditioning, transformation and the kundalini phenomena. You can find Molly and the introductory song “Golden Bells” at www.roseheart.world

You can find out more about the Ayurvedic Life Mastery Program at www.ayurvedicliving.com. Receive a $500 discount if you sign up before 2/19/19. Tell Traci Webb that the Humboldt Lighthouse sent you and receive an additional $300 off the cost of this 9-month transformational program.

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. Support a local Humboldt County business this holiday season by purchasing CBD-infused bath bombs, tinctures, gummies, and salves for you and your pets. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

When I started to understand the subtle inner body and what its doing within these poses, I wanted to go out and apologize to my earliest yoga students.
— Molly Rose Hilgenberg

Show Notes: The introductory music was written and performed by Rose Heart

Molly will be facilitating a Rose Heart Breathwork workshop at Om Shala in Arcata! Saturday, February 23rd 3:00pm-4:45pm $10-20 sliding scale (only 20 spots, sign up early at the link below:

Rose Heart Breathwork Advance Sign Up

In 2018, Molly studied Breathwork facilitation with David Elliott in New Mexico. David Elliott is the author of The Reluctant Healer and Healing. His website can be accessed at www.davidelliott.com. You can access David Elliott’s guided breathwork via Spotify.

Mind Body Solutions, Adaptive Yoga Training: http://www.mindbodysolutions.org/

As mentioned by Molly: Circle facilitation training and spiritual quest in Washington State: https://peerspirit.com/ and non-profit http://www.thecircleway.net/

Wyrd / Weird etymology from Pagan Europe: The Saxons called Fate "Wurd", the Germans "Wurt" and the Anglo-Saxons "Wyrd" . - these names are the completed aspect of the verb "to be, to become." "Becamemeans the shaper of destiny herself, sums up fates already fulfilled, as she brings new things into being...Wyrd or Werd gave rise ot the medival word for destiny: weird." (Max Dashu "Witches and Pagans")

Book Mentions: Bessel A. van der Kolk’s, Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, John Warren White’s, Kundalini: Evolution and Enlightenment, and Bell Hook’s, All About Love: New Visions, and Sean Blackwell’s, Am I Bipolar or Waking Up?

Episode 41: Francis R. - Running with the Beatniks, LSD in the 60's & Crazy Wisdom

Francis R. was born midway through WWII, never imagining the journey ahead until finding himself riding the crest of the Bay Area’s counter-cultural revolution. Francis palled around with the famous Beatniks, managed the Sons of Champlin rock band, and ultimately dropped out to live the simple life on a homestead in Humboldt County, California. In this conversation we discuss the causes and conditions leading to the 1960’s cultural revolution, the Beatniks, America’s cultural shift after WWII, the movement of Eastern thought to the West, LSD and higher consciousness, and Michael Pollan’s recent bestseller How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. Intro music by @wookiefoot

You can find out more about the Ayurvedic Life Mastery Program at www.ayurvedicliving.com. Receive a $500 discount if you sign up before 2/19/19. Tell Traci Webb that the Humboldt Lighthouse sent you and receive an additional $300 off the cost of this 9-month transformational program.

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. Support a local Humboldt County business this holiday season by purchasing CBD-infused bath bombs, tinctures, gummies, and salves for you and your pets. Use the coupon code LIGHTHOUSE at www.webeekind.com to get 10% off your purchase order.

I think what happened is that we came all the way across the United States and we got to the Pacific. The next place to look for the answers was to the East and the philosophies of Asia.
— Francis R.

Episode 24: Cameron Nelson - Light Work, Christ Consciousness, Ayahuasca, & the Zen of Slacklining

Cameron Nelson (@thevoyageforward) is a high line and slack line adventurer spending the summer in Humboldt County, California. In this conversation we discuss his upbringing in Arizona, psychedelia, light work, the works and consciousness of Jesus Christ, the journey of the soul, slack lining as a mindfulness practice, consciousness, Trump’s America, Cameron’s Ayahuasca healing journey in the Amazon, living in gratitude, manifestation, dancing with our fears, and a lot more. 

This episode is sponsored by Kozm clothing, men's yoga gear that won't wreck the planet. Available at www.thekozm.com.

Those of us that are in tune with our own light can help shine our light onto the darkness of others.
— Cameron Nelson

Episode 22: Toad - Visionary Art, Literature, Motherhood, & the Journey of Souls

Toad is a cosmic landscape artist living in Humboldt County, California. In this conversation we discuss the purpose and source of art, our favorite literature, psychedelic and spiritual work, God, astrology, consciousness, synchronicity and coincidence, motherhood, destiny and purpose, the law of attraction, the Tarot and the archetypical journey of the soul, and following your bliss. Follow Toad on Instagram (@art.by.toad) and at www.toadart.co Enjoy!

I think there can either be meaning in everything or no meaning in anything. It’s a choice, and I prefer for there to be meaning.
— Toad

Show Notes: Follow Toad on Instagram @art.by.toad and view and purchase her art at www.toadart.co.

Book Mentions: Tom Robbin's Another Roadside Attraction and Jitterbug Perfume, Osho's Love, Freedom, and Aloneness, Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna, Clarissa Pinkola Estes' Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Jared Diamond's The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success, and Red Pine's (Bill Porter) The Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits.