Being Yoga Podcast
Episode 5 - Julie Smerdon
The Power of Yoga, Community and Sankalpa

Julie Smerdon is an international yoga teacher, writer and storyteller who has studied and taught yoga in the US and Australia for over 20 years.  She is the founder of Shri Yoga, one of Brisbane's most popular yoga yoga centres.
In this Podcast we talk about the power of community and how yoga studios can support their students to come together, connect and feel bonded by a common goal.  We discuss Anusara Yoga and it's core underlying philosophy of seeing the good in others, which changed Julie's life for the better.  

Julie talks about Sankalpa and why having clear intentions in life is everything.  She mentions her on again off again relationship with the practice of meditation and that it was in meeting Lorin Roche and the Radiance Sutras that everything changed for her.   
We also discuss men and sportspeople in yoga and Julie's work with the Australian cricket team.    

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Michael Daly
Michael Daly

Michael Daly describes himself as a cat with nine lives. He has lived in many different worlds from a previous life in Criminal Law and then working as a Marketing Manager in London before having a sudden shift in priorities. For the past 20 years Michael has been a meditation and yoga teacher and trainer. He has run 3 busy yoga studios, written and taught over 10000 hours of vocational training in yoga and meditation as well as facilitated over 65 retreats in Australia and internationally. He has turned a deep passion to help people into a million dollar business and now supports others to do the same. Alongside this work, Michael runs a Hypnotherapy and Coaching business where he helps people move through anxieties and traumas and towards greater success in life. He is a published author, has appeared in numerous magazines and runs his own Podcast called Being Yoga.