Open Source Yoga with Brea Johnson

Intelligent Edge Yoga Podcast

Heart and Bones is the result of Brea Johnson's heart work and a long relationship with yoga and inquiry, particularly into anatomy and movement as it applies to teaching asana. She joins me to wander through a bit of her history as a faciliator and studio owner, her yoga existential crisis and resulting content, and what it's like to move online. We also discuss...

  • What it's like to focus your yoga teaching more online, what you gain and some early perspective on what you may lose
  • The cyclical nature of teaching to be inspired and needing to be inspired to teach
  • The surprising difficulty of tiny movements that are good for you
  • Brea's yoga existential crisis and how she moved away from and back toward yoga after incorporating a more diverse approach to yoga asana
  • Yoga leadership, which includes boldness, walking a path that hasn't been trod, and being OK to stumble on that path
  • The co-creation of yoga in a "post guru" era
  • Collaborative approaches to yoga - open source yoga! - and balancing owning our own authority
  • Being comfortable and even enthusiastic about owning a yoga business and marketing your work
  • Resisting the pressure to play down your goals and desires to incorporate a leadership style that's ethically guided and professional
  • The living tradition of yoga and how we walk our path to inspire people to do the "heart work"