Episode 1: What is a Yogi?

Despite the name of this podcast we feel a bit uncomfortable referring to ourselves as yogis. Hey, let’s chat about what that term means, yeah?

In this episode we introduce a little about our personal journeys with yoga and why we hesitate to call ourselves ‘yogis’. We discuss the evolution of the term, from its origination in the East to its migration to the West. We speak about how yogis were once considered powerful, sinister beings by colonial rulers and how drastically that has changed to a “cutesy”term in Western contemporary studios. There is no end or answer to this question but our goal is to work out some of the sticky bits through investigation of our academic knowledge and our own personal history with yoga.