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For our 11th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Kara-Leah Grant. Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned yoga teacher, author and retreat leader. She is the founder of New Zealand’s most popular yoga website The Yoga Lunchbox, she’s also a contributor for Elephant Journal, and has published two books. Today we sat down to talk about her yoga practice and how it has influenced the way she teaches and leads her retreats.

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QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED

  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what brought you to yoga originally?
  • How does your practice serve you now?
  • How does having a daily practice and a home practice has impacted your life as a yogi and as a teacher?
  • You’re doing a 1000 days of home practice challenge?
  • How is that going? What did you learn from the experience so far?
  • Why do self-study and inquiry are at the center of what you do?
  • What is the first step for teachers that want to start teaching more than asanas?
  • Tantric philosophy seems to influence your teachings. Why? How?
  • Where would you suggest people start if there are interested in the subject?
  • You’re the founder of New Zealand’s most popular yoga website The Yoga Lunchbox. What was your intention when you started this website?
  • You wrote a lot of articles on The Yoga Lunchbox and you’re also a contributor to Elephant Journal. On both platforms, you have written some very open, honest, and vulnerable articles. How do you decide what to write about? Any advice for teachers that want to share deep and personal experiences? Have you encountered any challenges? You call yourself an Awakened Heart Warrior. What does that mean? How does it influence and direct your work in retreats and 1:1? What is your hope? Any tips for teachers that are just starting to lead retreats? How can they make the experience more potent?

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned retreat leader, teacher, and author. She has impacted millions of people over the last decade through her articles, books, videos, and teaching. Passionate about liberation in this lifetime, Kara-Leah practices and teaches an every day path of awakening – the path of the Awakened Heart Warrior.


This path is grounded in Tantra and focuses on dissolving layers of the conditioned mind into deeper and deeper heart-felt presence. Kara-Leah’s work, through her teaching, writing and retreats, focuses on using the process of compassionate inquiry to reveal the conditioned mind, and so help people to drop down into being-ness and presence. Find more about her here: karaleah.com

Retreats: karaleah.com/events/

FB: Kara-Leah Grant

IG : Kara-Leah Grant

Books: The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga & Forty Days of Yoga on karaleah.com/books/

OTHER REFERENCES

Shiva Rea

Rod Stryker

Twee Merrigan

Christopher Tompkins

Sarah Hon

Kara-Leah’s Photos by : Pete Longworth

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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Yoga Teacher and Life Coach.

I have a passion for helping women in their personal growth, so they can feel that anything is possible in life. Blogging is one way I do that; another medium for me to share a more personal side of the whole journey. Self-Study, awareness, and inquiry are a big part of my path. Join me as I use my experiences as the base for the lessons I want to share. I write about what I know and what helps me, hoping that it will help you.

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