The Vital Veda Podcast: Ayurveda | Holistic Health | Cosmic and Natural Law

Dylan Smith: Ayurvedic Practitioner, Holistic Health Educator, Conscious Entrepreneur

The Vital Veda Podcast is a show for people who intend to live the most evolutionary life at their highest potential, while experiencing total wellness and bliss.

Our host Dylan Smith brings you the most inspiring interviews with thought leaders and experts from around the world in the fields of health, spirituality, personal development and natural law.

Dylan Smith is an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and exponent of Vedic wisdom. He is devoted to learning, sharing and radiating this profound knowledge for everyone to utilise and enjoy.

Enliven your natural capability to tune into your own body and mind, awaken your instincts and engage in life in a frictionless flow.

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Navigating the Serpentine Path of Kundalini Awakening | Kim Nguyen #133
Apr 3 2024
Navigating the Serpentine Path of Kundalini Awakening | Kim Nguyen #133
Journey the mystical realms of Kundalini awakenings with my guest, Kim Nguyen. From full-time corporate architect to being bombarded with radical spiritual energies, at first Kim was overwhelmed with kundalini energies, but now is evolving to work with it.Kim is now touring the world to meet one-on-one with renown artists to rapidly boost their creativity through techniques she is still learning about “what the hell is manifesting through me”. But before that, it wasn’t easy for Kim. We dive into the challenges of straddling the spiritual and mundane worlds, as well as candid tales of first-hand-experiences wrestling with involuntary movements akin to trying to tame a thunderstorm within and the subsequent quest for acceptance and harmony with this new energy.In her journey navigating a radical kundalini awakening Kim encountered spirits, and learned to harness a newfound creativity. From wrestling with inner turmoil to becoming a beacon of inspiration for others, Kim's odyssey is a masterclass in spiritual transformation.As we wrap up this session, we reflect on the essential role of support systems in grounding these ethereal experiences. You'll hear about the lifelines that teachers and therapists provide, acting as buoys in the vast ocean of spiritual awakening. Get ready for a journey where each step on the serpentine path of Kundalini awakening is met with wisdom, understanding, and shared discovery. Tune in now to unlock the secrets of the inner self!IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🐍 An Introduction to Kundalini Awakening🐍 How To Handle These Overwhelming Experiences🐍 Sleep Disruption and Spiritual Awareness🐍 Expanded Sensory Perception and Subtle Realms🐍 Stabilisation and Integration🐍 Seeking Mentorship and GuidanceABOUT OUR GUEST: Kim NguyenKim Nguyen is a Vedic Meditation teacher dedicated to helping you experience a deeper sense of awareness to navigate life's demands with grace and ease.  Her teaching is rooted in the Vedic tradition, which focuses on becoming in tune with one’s Self.  She provides guidance and support to help others become self-sufficient on their lifelong meditation journey.  As an architect and engineer with a range of scientific and philosophical interests, she offers her unique perspective on spiritual practice.  She is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher with trauma-informed training.  She learned to teach Vedic Meditation from Thom Knoles of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s lineage, and was ordained in the Shankaracharya tradition.  Kim's home base is in Los Angeles, where she teaches private and group classes.  She also travels worldwide to teach workshops and retreats.RESOURCES:Spiritual Awakenings Internationalfrogwi.comRelated Listens:What Actually Is Kundalini: The Bio-Energetic Force | Dylan Smith #126Journey Through Kundalini: Terror, Ecstasy, and Transformation | Marcus Hamill #129Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
What I Learned While Touring Australia With My Ayurvedic Teachers | Dylan Smith #132
Mar 18 2024
What I Learned While Touring Australia With My Ayurvedic Teachers | Dylan Smith #132
Embark on a transformative journey with me, as I recount a decade's worth of profound Ayurvedic wisdom and personal growth, marking Vital Veda's 10-year milestone. Feel the anticipation as I unveil pivotal lessons from my health voyage and the enlightening encounters with my esteemed Ayurvedic mentors, the Raju family of Vaidyas (Ayurvedic Physicians), during their recent trip to Australia. This episode is brimming with intimate reflections on my dietary choices and the eye-opening realities of addiction in Australia, all woven into actionable advice that promises to rejuvenate your digestion, boost your vigor, and elevate your well-being.Savor the essence of ancient Ayurvedic practices harmonised with contemporary health challenges, as this conversation unfolds numerous gems of wellness. This episode is an open invitation to reshape your approach to health and join a community that's a decade in the making.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🪷 Mixing Hot and Cold Drinks🪷 Reheating Foods🪷 Buttermilk (Takra) Consumption🪷 Coffee and Caffeine Addiction🪷 Breakfast Habits🪷 Upcoming In-Depth Learning OpportunitiesRESOURSES:Learn More About The Raju Family Australia Visit April 2024 HEREBook In With The Rajus in April HERERaju Family Retreat: Advanced Techniques in Marma, Pulse & Abhyaṅga with Vaidyas Harsha & Pavani RajuSupport the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Super-Human Intuition: Reading & Cycling Blindfolded, Mental Health Evolution | Michael Collins #131
Mar 6 2024
Super-Human Intuition: Reading & Cycling Blindfolded, Mental Health Evolution | Michael Collins #131
On this podcast episode I had the pleasure of sitting down with Emmy-nominated documentarist, Michael Collins, to discuss his upcoming film release, ”Intuition” showcasing one set of techniques to unlock the hidden potential within children, by means of a simple yet highly sophisticated practice (sadhana). On this episode we delve into the fascinating stories of children who have gone through this ‘intuition process', as well as discuss the huge implications and impact this will have on society.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🪽 The Art Of Living Intuition Course🪽 Michael's Involvement Documenting "The Intuition Process"🪽 What Is Intuition On A Profound Spiritual Level🪽 The Studies Being Done On The Intuition Process🪽 How Children Are Manifesting Diverse "Superhuman" Capabilities🪽 The Deeper Transformative Impact Of This Spiritual Practice & Consciousness ExpansionABOUT OUR GUEST: Michael CollinsMichael Collins is a multiple-time Emmy® Award-nominated filmmaker and the founder of Thoughtful Robot, a film production company dedicated to sharing impactful stories that inspire change and connection. As a respected figure in the film industry, Michael served as the President of the Jury at the Flahertiana International Film Festival in Perm, Russia, in September 2018. He also participated as a jury member at the Telluride Mountainfilm festival in May 2019, where his film had previously won the Moving Mountains Award three years earlier. Michael's work continues to make a significant impact, earning critical acclaim and recognition for its compelling narratives and societal contributions.RESOURCES:Michael's Instagram Account (@mjc_collins) - HERETax-Deductible donation page for the film - HERE-The Intuition Process by The Art of Living - HERESupport the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Sacred Sounds, Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga | Vijay Krishna #130
Feb 21 2024
Sacred Sounds, Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga | Vijay Krishna #130
When the soulful rhythms of Kirtan music and the rich wisdom of Bhakti Yoga merge, a portal to spiritual ecstasy opens. For this episode I had the privilege of sitting down with Vijay Krishna from the Kirtaniyas, whose life story is as enchanting as the mantras he chants. Vijay's journey is a testament to the transformative power of devotional music. His insight into balancing the reverence for tradition with the vibrancy of personal expression invites us all to find our unique spiritual cadence. Together, we traversed the narrative landscapes from his birth, cradled by mantras, to the magic of performing Kirtan in unexpected venues across the globe.Our discussion ventured into the heart of Bhakti Yoga, underscoring the embracing of the beautiful nature of this path. Vijay's experiences as a mixed-race individual in the world of sacred music reveal the universality of mantras beyond cultural divides, inviting us to embrace a broader perspective on devotion and inclusivity.Embark on this sonorous journey where we shed light on the intimate ripples of evening ragas along India's sacred rivers, the electrifying fusion of Kirtan with contemporary genres, and celebrate unity through diversity.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🪷 The Soulful Origins of Vijay Krishna🪷 Balancing Tradition and Personal Expression🪷 Bhakti Yoga and Inclusivity🪷 Multicultural Influences in Devotional Music🪷 The Heartwarming Connections Made Through Kirtaniyas' MusicABOUT OUR GUEST: Vijay KrishnaVijay Krsna is a Kirtan singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and entrepreneur from the UK. He studied devotional Indian folk music known as “Kirtan” in the sacred village of Vrindavana, India. Joined together with his musically gifted wife Sarasvati, soulful vocalist Rasika and drummer Nitai, Vijay formed the Kirtaniyas in 2009, a california-based collective of energetic, multitalented kirtan artists.Vijay composes phenomenal hybrids of traditional Bengali, Braj and Sanskrit Kirtan and Mantras with cross-cultural musical influences, subsonic bass and World-beat music.Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Journey Through Kundalini: Terror, Ecstasy, and Transformation | Marcus Hamill #129
Feb 7 2024
Journey Through Kundalini: Terror, Ecstasy, and Transformation | Marcus Hamill #129
Imagine returning from a serene holiday only to be thrust into a world where your deepest fears and brightest epiphanies collide. Embark on a transformative journey with Yoga teacher Marcus Hamill as he shares the unexpected onset of his Kundalini awakening post-vacation. On this episode we explore the delicate dance between terror and bliss, unraveling personal encounters with this mystifying energy that is Kundalini 🐍.This episode delves into the night when Marcus faced the raw terror and ecstasy of confronting his inner darkness, revealing the resilience of the human spirit. As we emerge into the light of understanding, we discuss the non-linear progression of healing, the guidance of teachers & mentors, and the anchoring practices that become the most useful during these challenging times.Join us for a profound exploration of consciousness, where every breath brings self-discovery and every heartbeat echoes the mantra of our collective transformational odyssey. Trust in the divine order becomes the guiding force, reconnecting with our true Selves, overcoming fear, and embracing the non-linear path to healing. Tune in for an immersive experience, breathing deeply into the essence of kundalini awakening and self-discovery.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🐍 Journey Into Kundalini🐍 Personal Experiences With Kundalini🐍 Facing Inner Darkness🐍 The Journey Towards Understanding🐍 Guidance and Mentorship - The Light Of Guru🐍 Reconnecting With The Younger SelfABOUT OUR GUEST: Marcus HamillThe Sattva Life co-founder Marcus Hamill, is a Master trained Sattva Meditation, Breathwork and Kriya Yoga teacher, Therapeutic Breathwork facilitator, and expert in the field of consciousness and human potential. Marcus has a unique ability to illuminate the depths of these ancient wisdom practices, in a style that is grounded and highly relevant to modern life.Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Sun, Skin & Breasts: Renegade Health | Nadine Artemis #128
Jan 25 2024
Sun, Skin & Breasts: Renegade Health | Nadine Artemis #128
On this episode Nadine Artemis and Dylan Smith, two sun-worshiping natural health practitioners, explore the sun's healing potential, particularly focussing on its influence on our lifestyle, skin vitality, breast health as well as overall health. ☀️💛Discover the transformative power of natural air, water, and grounding with Earth's energies, unraveling ancient wisdom and modern biohacks, including the wonders of red light therapy. This episode is an invitation to harmonise your life with the natural world, a call to bask in the glow of holistic health.Venturing into the realms of natural sun care and women's health, we debunk myths and provide natural solutions. From the protective qualities of botanical oils to nurturing the body's microbiome, we offer skincare and sun protection and pro-collaboration tips.So, draw back the curtains, let the sunlight in, and join us for a conversation that promises to illuminate the path to a healthier, more radiant you. It's time to embrace holistic health—nourish your body, elevate your spirit, and shine from within.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🌞 Sūrya & Sun Exposure🌞 Heliotherapy (Sun Therapy)🌞 Melatonin Production & The Sun🌞 Breast Health and Empowering Women🌞 Hygiene Practices and Natural Smells🌞 Vaginal Microbiome and LubricantsABOUT OUR GUEST: Nadine ArtemisNadine Artemis, beauty philosopher, aroma-cologist, and botanical muse, shaping plant-intelligence into palpable consecrations to blush senses and muse imaginations.Founder of Living Libations, where she crafts elegant formulations and healing creations from botanicals that have skin glowing around the world.Author of Renegade Beauty and Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums. Nadine opened North America’s first full concept aromatherapy store, Osmosis, in 1994.Her concept of Renegade Beauty encourages effortlessness and inspires people to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness. where she creates products that have received rave receives by various esteemed publications. Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Vedic Astrology Insights for 2024 | Laura Plumb #127
Jan 10 2024
Vedic Astrology Insights for 2024 | Laura Plumb #127
In this insightful episode, I had a sit down with Vedic astrologer Laura Plumb, delving into the astrological predictions for the year 2024. Laura sheds light on the positions of key planets and how their alignments will influence various aspects of our lives. Exploring the impact on different zodiac signs, the discussion covers topics like health, relationships, and spiritual practices.This episode offers a holistic approach to navigating the year's celestial patterns, from global challenges to personal narratives shaped by the stars.Laura provides a detailed overview of the Mercury retrograde periods, and the conversation extends to the significance of moon placements and their effects on mental and emotional well-being. The episode concludes with practical advice for navigating the astrological energies of 2024. Laura encourages listeners to explore Vedic sciences for personal growth, emphasising the role of discernment and the importance of understanding oneself through the lens of Jyotish.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🌌 Positions Of The External Planetary Bodies (Saturn & Jupiter) 🌌 Astrological Planetary Alignments and Personal Well-being 🌌 Mercury Retrograde🌌 Moon Placements 🌌 Practical Advice and Developing Cosmic Awareness🌌 Eclipses in 2024🌌 Important Dates To Keep In Mind This Year ABOUT OUR GUEST: Laura PlumbLaura Plumb is the Founder and Director of VedaWise, and lead faculty for the Ayurvedic Integrated Nutrition 200 hour Professional Training, author of the best-selling book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, creator/presenterLaura offers clinical services in natural medicine, gives classes and consultations in Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga Therapy, Whole Food Cooking and Nutrition.With decades of study into Yoga, Meditation, Vedanta, Jyotish, herbal medicine, nutrition, health and healing, Laura is an educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote radical health and sacred, sumptuous living.RESOURCES:Laura's Website - HERE Laura's Instagram Account (@lauraplumb) - HERE-Laura's new course - HERERelated Listens:Vedic Astrology Forecast 2022 + Great Truths of Light (Jyotish) | Laura Plumb #076Karmic Relationships, Why Am I Single? & Past Lives with Jyotish: Vedic Astrology + Top 3 Episodes of 2020 | Blaine Watson #049Jyotish: Celestial Organisation of Life with Vedic Astrology | Blaine Watson #041Jyotish: Vedic Astrology | Anand Mehrotra #003Healing Mental Health Epidemics & Eating Disorders w/ the World’s Largest Love-Based Movement in Human History | Nicole Gibson #100Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Tips to Avoid Toxins Over Xmas & Silly Season (& Still Indulge) | Dylan Smith #125
Dec 6 2023
Tips to Avoid Toxins Over Xmas & Silly Season (& Still Indulge) | Dylan Smith #125
The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it a myriad of delicious treats and tempting delights. In this episode, I delve into some Ayurvedic tips for you to indulge in the festivities while still taking care of your health.Did you know that over 99% of us are likely to break the rules and indulge during this time?And guess what?That's okay!Join me as I explore ways for you to enjoy the festive season guilt-free, while supporting your digestive system to navigate the culinary delights of this silly season.Discover the wisdom of Ayurveda as we uncover the importance of maintaining a strong and balanced digestive fire (agni) at this time.Learn how to keep your Agni burning efficiently, ḥelping you transform as many morsels of festive delight as possible into a nourishing substance called "Ahara Rasa" – the essence of the food, as much as we can.Tune in for practical tips and Ayurvedic insights on how to prevent the accumulation of Ama (indigested food toxins) with big meals, heavy dinners, lots and lots of sweet and sugar, and amongst all this… keep your body in balance throughout the entire holiday season. From understanding the weak spots where Ama tends to accumulate to fostering a thriving digestive system, this episode is your guide to navigating the festivities with well-being in mind.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🎄 Understanding Ama🎄 The Six Stages of Disease (Shat Kriya Kala)🎄 Maintaining Digestive Fire (Agni)🎄 Practical Tips for Balanced Agni🎄 Ayurvedic Detox Practices🎄 Balancing ActivitiesSupport the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Sleeping Smart: A Guide to Healthy Beds & Mattresses | Nick Ristevski, The Most Experienced “Mattress Man” in Australia #124
Nov 22 2023
Sleeping Smart: A Guide to Healthy Beds & Mattresses | Nick Ristevski, The Most Experienced “Mattress Man” in Australia #124
Join me in a revealing conversation with Nick Ristevski, the most experienced man in the Australian mattress industry, as we unravel the secrets of the world-wide mattress industry.Nick shares invaluable insights on materials, certifications, ventilation, children and the impact on overall health, guiding you to make informed choices for a restorative sleep.Discover the history of latex, the pitfalls in mattress sourcing, and the innovative "latex noodles" pillow that offers customisation and ventilation. Nick exposes deceptive industry practices, warns against misleading sales tactics, and emphasises the importance of understanding mattress materials.For a healthier sleep environment, Nick recommends mattress alternatives and extends a 20% discount on the “latex noodles" pillow for Vital Veda Podcast listeners. Tune in to gain clarity on mattress shopping and create a sleep sanctuary for optimal well-being.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🛌  Nick's Background🛌 Challenges in The Mattress Industry🛌 The Importance of Ventilation🛌 Common Misleading Sales Practices🛌 Understanding Materials🛌 Industry Evolution and TrendsABOUT OUR GUEST: Nick RistevskiNick Ristevski, a mattress expert based in Australia, traces his roots to a small village in Macedonia. Over 60 years ago, luxuries were rare, and Nick's early years saw him sleeping on a handmade rug woven from goat's hair until the age of 5. Subsequently, his family crafted a bed from straw that served him until he turned 15.In his teenage years, Nick migrated to Australia, where he encountered his first "proper" bed — an innerspring mattress with coconut fiber and cotton.Nick's journey into the world of mattresses was revolutionary. Today, after over 60 years, Nick sleeps proudly on a mattress of his own design, incorporating the best technologies in the mattress industry.For over 54 years, Nick has served as the Director of Rockdale Mattress Factory, evolving from a furniture deliverer to one of Australia's leading mattress makers. His passion for work and commitment to quality have attracted an impressive clientele, including celebrities like billionaire James Packer.Nick's aim to become one of the most knowledgeable mattress makers is reflected in the success of his small family business. Offering hand-made mattresses with a distinct touch has been a key factor in customer satisfaction for over four decades.Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Revolutionising Your Relationship with Coffee: An Ayurvedic Perspective | Myra Lewin #121
Oct 11 2023
Revolutionising Your Relationship with Coffee: An Ayurvedic Perspective | Myra Lewin #121
Ready to revolutionise your relationship with coffee? Our latest podcast episode features Myra Lewin, who shares her insights on how caffeine affects our health from an Ayurvedic perspective. Myra, a renowned Ayurveda and yoga teacher & founder of Hale Pule, offers a comprehensive look into how coffee influences our hormones, digestive system, anxiety levels, and sleep cycles. Listen in as we discuss the benefits, drawbacks, and ways to improve our interactions with this ubiquitous stimulant.We'll dive deep into the world of coffee, exploring the addictive nature of caffeine. Myra illuminates the uncomfortable nature of withdrawal symptoms, shedding light on the hidden depths of our reliance on coffee. We also examine how caffeine impacts our physiology with an emphasis on the three doshas (Ayurvedic constitutions / elemental makeups). Learn Ayurveda's approach to caffeine, understanding how to make smarter decisions about our caffeine intake. This episode is an opportunity to empower yourself and make wiser choices for your health. Tune in and unlock the secrets of caffeine!IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:☕️ Understanding Caffeine Through The Lens of Ayurveda☕️ The Prevalence of Coffee Consumption☕️ Caffeine's Desirable & Ill Effects on the Body☕️ Alleviating the Ill Effects of Caffeine with Ayurveda☕️ Mindful Reduction of Caffeine Intake☕️ How And When To Drink Coffee (If You Want To)☕️ Ayurvedic Coffee AlternativesABOUT OUR GUEST: Myra LewinMyra embraced the power of Ayurveda and Yoga when her career as a corporate executive had previously made it difficult to manage her health.She undertook trainings in Ayurveda and Yoga in India and around the world and as she healed her own body and mind through these ancient sciences, they became the foundation for her life.Myra founded Hale Pule Ayurveda and Yoga in 1999 as a place for those on a journey towards greater health and genuine contentment.Myra is the author of two books, has more than 50,000 hours of Yoga teaching experience spanning 20 years.She has spoken at several conferences around the world.Myra leads Yoga teacher trainings and Ayurvedic trainings and immersions all over the world and online. When Myra is not helping others find balance in their lives, you’ll find her knee-deep in the dirt pulling weeds, making date pecan muffins in the kitchen, surfing, swimming, hiking or doing fire ceremonies.Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Fertility Stories: 18 Months of Trust & Surrender | Tam Oblowitz #120
Sep 27 2023
Fertility Stories: 18 Months of Trust & Surrender | Tam Oblowitz #120
Ever wondered how fertility journeys intertwine with the power of trust and surrender? On this episode Dylan brings you an enriching conversation with his patient Tam Oblowitz. Tam's incredible journey towards fertility is sure to inspire, as she bares her heart out about the emotional rollercoaster she experienced during her long journey towards fertility before finding Ayurveda and how things shifted for her once that happened. Her experiences reveal the importance of shifting one's mindset and taking control of one's health.Tam's story is a testament to the transformative power of this ancient holistic science. Dylan and Tam also delve into the different treatments and herbs that helped support Tam in her fertility journey. This traditional approach, aimed at nourishing the womb and reproductive tissues, resonates deeply with Tam's ethos of holistic healing.In this engaging conversation, Dylan & Tam explore the concept of trusting your body and surrendering to the fertility journey. Tam shares her insights on how tuning into her body's responses and maintaining faith in the process has been vital in her journey to conceive her cheerful and  6-week-old baby. They also discuss how these principles can impact the processes of conception and birthing, adding a new dimension to our understanding of fertility. Tune in to our enlightening discussion to discover more about Ayurvedic practices, preconception stories, and the incredible power of trust and surrender.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🧑‍🍼 Tam's Journey of Trust and Surrender​🧑‍🍼 The Role of Spirituality In Tam's Fertility Journey​🧑‍🍼 Ayurveda and Holistic Well-being Focused On Preconception & Fertility​🧑‍🍼 Divine Timing: Learning To Flow With Nature's Rythms​🧑‍🍼 Hope and Wisdom For Those Grappling With Fertility Issues​ABOUT OUR GUEST: Tam OblowitzTamarin holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and has trained at prestigious clinics in Beverly Hills, California.Through her travels, attending Balinese healing + yoga retreats, and life experiences, Tam has merged her Psychotherapy experience and background with her spiritual guidance, intuitive and energetic healing capabilities. And so, EmpowHER Healing was born. Tam now calls Sydney, Australia, home.Tam offers one-on-one sessions (in person and virtual) which which weave the wisdom of many modalities, merging the traditional psychotherapy model with a more holistic + spiritual guidance + healing. Her powerful sessions aim to cultivate the deep transformation driven by one’s readiness to discover their own potential for self-love, empowerment, expansion, and healing. Clients leave Tam’s sessions with their souls feeling aligned, empowered, expanded, and transformed.After struggling to conceive for 12 months, Tam approached Dylan seeking for guidance and support in her pre-conception journey. After 6 months of undergoing an Ayurvedic preconception protocol prescribed by Dylan and adhering to subtle lifestyle changes, Tam managed to successfully conceive a healthy and thriving baby. Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
Bhakti is In Her Blood: Jahnavi Harrison Spreading Spiritual Music with the World | #119
Sep 13 2023
Bhakti is In Her Blood: Jahnavi Harrison Spreading Spiritual Music with the World | #119
In this divinely captivating episode of the Vital Veda Podcast we sat down with Jahnavi Harrison, a rising star in the world of Kirtan & devotional music 🎵 .Jahnavi, raised in the heart of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) in the UK, shares her special journey going from a small-town Vedic community to worldwide kirtan phenomenon.Her majestically composed music illuminates & enlivens the Divine within those who listens. Join us as Jahnavi discusses her evolution as a Kirtan artist and leader, offering a glimpse intothe fusion of Sanskrit mantras with English lyrics,her recent EP collab with Willow Smith which initiated an explosion of bhakti (devotional) music with the wider world,her upcoming musical releases, and a bunch of other delightful topics. We couldn’t be more excited to be releasing and sharing this episode with you all.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🎻 The Meaning of The “Hare Krishna” Maha Mantra🎻 Being Raised in The UK & Growing Up As A Member Of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness)🎻 The Initial Challenge Of Venturing Into Western Culture & Society After Being Raised in ISKCON🎻 Finding Her Voice As a Kirtan Leader & Artist🎻 Going “Mainstream” & The Experience Of Recording The “R I S E” EP With Willow Smith🎻 Hybridising Kirtan Music: Sanskrit & The English Language🎻 Mantra Tradition & Respecting Guru Parampara (Lineages)🎻 Jahnavi’s Upcoming Musical Releases🎻 Q&A Rapid Fire RoundABOUT OUR GUEST: Jahnavi HarrisonJahnavi Harrison was raised in a family of Bhakti-yoga practitioners at Bhaktivedanta Manor, one of England’s most important spiritual landmarks. As a child she was fascinated with song and story, and has nurtured that interest through her life long exploration of music, dance, visual art and the written word. She is a musician who aims to channel her creative expression as a path to self-realisation and service.For over 12 years she has travelled the world, offering her voice and violin playing in the performance of sacred music and call-and-response mantra chant (kirtan). Her sound encompasses rich influences of East and West, and aims to offer an experience which truly nourishes the spirit. Based in both London and New York, she offers regular concerts, sound baths and workshops.She released her debut album, ‘Like a River to the Sea’ in July 2015, and features on the Grammy nominated ‘Bhakti Without Borders’ charity album (2016). Jahnavi presents regularly for BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’ and ‘Something Understood’ on BBC Radio 4.Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
The Importance of Rites of Passage Today & Risks of an Unititatied Society | Arne Rubinstein #118
Aug 30 2023
The Importance of Rites of Passage Today & Risks of an Unititatied Society | Arne Rubinstein #118
Step into a realm of transformation and initiation with our latest podcast episode on Rites of Passage (ROPs).Join Dylan as we navigate the ancient and contemporary perspectives on ROPs, unraveling their enduring relevance.In this engaging episode, we dive into the core elements of ROPs and their evolution.Our guest, Arne Rubenstein, CEO of Rite of Passage Institute & Dylan share personal ROP experiences, shedding light on the impact of these rituals. We also explore innovative programs like "Making of Men" and "Mother and Daughter," bridging traditional concepts with modern contexts.Discover the cultural impact of a society without ROPs and how these rituals traditionally prepared individuals for new responsibilities. We discuss the challenges of reintegrating initiates into a community that lacks the language of ROPs.Join us for a captivating exploration of personal growth, cultural significance, and the modern application of Rites of Passage.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:👶 What Was The Traditional Perspective on Rites Of Passage (ROP)?🧒 Why Are ROP Still Important/Relevant In Modern Culture🧑 The Key Elements of A ROP🧓 The Cultural Impacts Of A Culture Which Is Largely Uninitiated Through ROPs👶 Transitioning Into The "Elder" Space / Time Period🧒 Indigenous Rites of passages🧑 Advice For Listeners To Apply The ROP Framework & Thinking In Everyday LifeABOUT OUR GUEST: Arne RubensteinArne Rubinstein started his professional life at the coal face of youth trauma and misadventure in several Emergency Rooms in regional NSW. Through his own research, observations and investigations, Arne identified a critical stage in the development of our youths was missing - a traditional and public Rite of Passage.Dr Arne is the CEO and Founder of the Rites of Passage Institute. He has over 30 years experience as a medical doctor, counsellor, mentor, speaker and workshop facilitator. The programs, seminars and camps he’s helped to develop have been attended by more than 350,000 people globally, while some of the largest schools in Australia have implemented the framework effectively. The programs are designed to support boys and girls successfully make a safe, healthy transition into adulthood. His goal is to make Rites of Passage mainstream once again. Dr Arne is the proud father of two wonderful young men and a mentor to many others.Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
The Lost Art of Community & Fundamental Men’s Business | Tony Tow #116
Aug 2 2023
The Lost Art of Community & Fundamental Men’s Business | Tony Tow #116
Join us for a powerful and transformative episode centered around men’s mental and emotional health, and the quest to establish a conscious connection with the Divine Masculine.Our special guest, Tony Tow, a seasoned professional executive coach, facilitator, and leadership expert, leads the way in creating spaces for men to heal emotional trauma and foster meaningful connections with other conscious individuals.In this episode, Tony shares profound insights, drawing from his expertise in guiding men towards emotional healing and personal growth. Together, we explore the challenges men encounter in expressing their emotions authentically and the significance of nurturing mental well-being.Through candid discussions and practical advice, we unravel the transformative power of embracing vulnerability and breaking free from societal expectations.Join us on this enlightening journey as we delve into the depths of men's work, discovering how the conscious connection to the Divine Masculine can pave the way for profound personal growth, healthier relationships, and a harmonious integration of spirituality into everyday life. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:🧡 What Is Most Needed For The Healing of Men 🧡 What Are Some of The Biggest Challenges Men Are Facing Today🧡 The Value of Having a Conscious Community of Men 🧡 Men's Groups & Enlivening The Divine Masculine 🧡 Advice For Men That Haven't Yet Ventured Into Men's Work 🧡 How To Check-In With Men Who Are Struggling 🧡 The Mantribe Program ABOUT OUR GUEST: Tony TowTony is a professional executive coach, facilitator and leadership expert.When he is not facilitating ManTribe, he works at Bendelta, Australia’s most awarded and recognised leadership firm. He works with leaders across all sectors not just to develop leadership skills such as delegation and communication (horizontal development) but more importantly to explore the underlying beliefs, assumptions and motivations (vertical development) that shape the way a leader shows up.Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website
The Alcohol-Free Revolution | James Swanwick #115
Jul 19 2023
The Alcohol-Free Revolution | James Swanwick #115
Dive into a captivating conversation on the Vital Veda Podcast as we explore the transformative realm of an alcohol-free lifestyle with James Swanwick, a renowned speaker and facilitator on connecting, functioning and relating consciously.Join us as we embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, uncovering the profound impact an alcohol-free lifestyle can have on your physical and mental well-being. James shares his wisdom on transforming societal norms, navigating rites of passage, and discovering the bright road ahead while embracing conscious partying and challenging conventional beliefs. Delve into intriguing questions and gain insights on living a fulfilling and embodied alcohol-free lifestyle. Tune in to unlock the secrets of a vibrant, liberated existence with James Swanwick.IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:💪 Impact on Physical & Mental Health💪 Transforming the Norms Around💪 Rites of Passage💪 Self Enquiry & Self Assessment💪 The Bright Road Ahead & Conscious Partying💪 Why Does AA Have Such a High Failure Rate?💪 Living & Embodying An Alcohol Free LifestyleABOUT OUR GUEST: James SwanwickJames Swanwick is an Australian-American entrepreneur who helps casual drinkers reduce or quit alcohol. He has coached thousands of people to improve their lives and performance by adopting an alcohol-free lifestyle.He is the author of The 30-Day No-Alcohol Challenge and the creator of Project 90, an online program providing support and coaching for individuals eliminating alcohol from their lives.He is also the host of the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Podcast and co-founder of Swanwick Sleep, a company which produces blue light-blocking glasses. In 2015, Forbes Magazine included James in its 25 Professional Networking Experts To Watch.Support the show🌿 Follow us on Instagram (@vitalveda)🌿 Our Courses🌿 Our Treatments🌿 Our Online Shop🌿 Vital Veda Website