Skillful Means Podcast

By Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw

Spiritual nourishment for yoga practitioners and teachers. Experienced teachers Jennifer O’Sullivan and Sarah Jane Shangraw discuss the ways in which the Buddhadharma, Taoism, and spiritual psychology enrich and expand a yoga practice. Drawing on their own inquiries and inspired by their teachers — including Sarah and Ty Powers, Don and Amba Stapleton, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, and Tara Brach — Jen and Sarah Jane discuss opportunities for awakening amidst challenging, 21st-century life. Along the way, they model a modern, spiritual friendship.

  1. 1.
    #36 Yoga Nidra for Awakening Compassion Guided Practice
    28:43
  2. 2.
    #35 Are We in a Golden Age of Trainings and Retreats?
    1:05:54
  3. 3.
    #34 Contemplating the Elements from the Inside Out Guided Practice
    22:02
  4. 4.
    #33 What We’re Turning Toward
    57:39
  5. 5.
    #32 Inner Smile Guided Practice
    18:53
  6. 6.
    #31 The Only Way Out is Through Guided Practice
    22:27
  7. 7.
    Tuning In, Reaching Out Virtual Retreat Day 3: Loving-Kindness in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
    43:54
  8. 8.
    Tuning In, Reaching Out Virtual Retreat Day 3: Yoga & Compassion
    1:07:28
  1. 9.
    Tuning In, Reaching Out Day 2: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and Yin Yoga
    1:14:01
  2. 10.
    Tuning In, Reaching Out Virtual Retreat Day 2: Gentle Movement to Unwind Stress and Connect with Yourself
    1:11:38
  3. 11.
    Tuning In, Reaching Out Virtual Retreat Day 1: Cultivating Concentration in Yin Yoga
    58:18
  4. 12.
    Tuning in, Reaching Out Virtual Retreat Day 1: Yoga & RAIN Meditation
    58:38
  5. 13.
    You're Invited to Tune In and Reach Out with us on Nov 20-22
    3:15
  6. 14.
    #30 Get To Know Your Parts IFS Guided Practice
    20:35
  7. 15.
    #29 What is IFS?
    57:26
  8. 16.
    #28 Earth & Sky Guided Practice
    13:52
  9. 17.
    #27 Meeting Uncertainty & Change
    43:08
  10. 18.
    #26 Cultivate Resilience in Uncertain Times with Yin Yoga for the Spleen and Stomach Guided Practice
    31:45
  11. 19.
    #25 Get to Know Yourself with the Body-Heart-Mind Check-In
    42:43
  12. 20.
    #24 Equanimity for Balanced Action Guided Practice
    22:25
  13. 21.
    #23 Uncovering Conditioning & Biases with Buddhist Mindfulness
    41:02
  14. 22.
    #22 Meeting Difficulty with Ease and Presence in Sphinx Pose Guided Practice
    12:50
  15. 23.
    #21 Dharmic Activism: Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita with Kaya Mindlin
    1:29:57
  16. 24.
    #20 Embodied Awareness & Compassion for the Weary Guided Practice
    18:49
  17. 25.
    #19 Resources for Social Justice in Intentional & Spiritual Communities
    17:19
  18. 26.
    #18 Yin Yoga To Awaken a Peaceful Inner Attitude Guided Practice
    26:05
  19. 27.
    BONUS: Guided Heart Center Practice With Sarah Powers
    28:33
  20. 28.
    #17 A Conversation with Sarah Powers
    1:18:29
  21. 29.
    #16 Sympathetic Joy Guided Practice
    22:26
  22. 30.
    #15 Yin Yoga For Strengthening Wei Qi Guided Practice
    23:02
  23. 31.
    #14 Yin Yoga for the Physical Body (Part 2)
    37:05
  24. 32.
    #13 Compassion Guided Practice
    18:00
  25. 33.
    #12 Yin Yoga for the Physical Body (Part 1)
    43:52
  26. 34.
    #11 3-Part Check-in Meditation in Butterfly Pose Guided Practice
    12:45
  27. 35.
    #10: The Life-Changing Magic of Yin Yoga
    49:07
  28. 36.
    # 9 Loving Kindness Guided Practice
    26:12
  29. 37.
    #8 Maintaining Practice While Traveling & Visiting Family
    40:32
  30. 38.
    #7 Body Scan Guided Practice
    23:18
  31. 39.
    BONUS: RAIN Guided Practice
    13:22
  32. 40.
    #6 What is RAIN meditation?
    39:27
  33. 41.
    #5 Walking Meditation Guided Practice
    17:14
  34. 42.
    #4: Advancing in a Yoga Practice
    38:59
  35. 43.
    #3: Mindfulness of Breathing Guided Practice
    13:09
  36. 44.
    #2: Skillful Means
    38:06
  37. 45.
    #1: Spiritual Friends
    43:36
  38. 46.
    Trailer: Introducing Skillful Means Podcast
    2:22

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