Sunday, March 19, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #24: a rockin' yoga lifestyle

HTC: March 19, 2006 Shownotes

Welcome to the 24th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a girl’s guide for living a luxe lifestyle on and off the yoga mat. Produced from the 600 sq. foot "Pink Palace" in Washington, DC.

Today’s podcast is on my exploring what yoga means to you and how to live it daily both on and off the mat—not JUST an asana practice, topped of with a pose of the podcast, book suggestions, hip tranquil chick chat, and fun music from a local yogini! View our shownotes at and check out the cover of the upcoming book on the homepage!

Check out our Frappr!I have been so pleased to hear from people all over the US and around the world--being a hip tranquil chick definitely trancends borders! I wanted to share the expansive listenership with others so I set up a virtual map at Frappr. Please take a brief moment, click on the link, and stick a pushpin on that map.

Yoga 101
8 limbs for the modern girl: episode 16 – get your yoga on

On the mat
Tuning out of your head and into your body

Off the mat

Integrating yoga into lifestyle – no one way. Borrow elements that speak to you. Remember, yoga and life are ALL about exploration!

A few journal writing ideas:
1. What does yoga mean to me?
2. In what ways do I live my yoga every day?
3. How can I incorporate more yoga (on and off the mat) into my daily life?
Pose of the Podcast: Wide legged forward fold

Hip Tranquil Chick Suggestions:

SEED: the feminine way to create business
by lynne franks

retail therapy: life lessons learned while shopping
by Amanda Ford

Tea Here Now: Rituals, Remedies, and Meditations
by Donna Fellman & Lhasha Tizer

the diamond cutter
by geshe michael roach

Hip Tranquil Chick Chat:
"I can't believe it's taken me this long to email you, I've meaning to for ages. I just wanted to say how much your podcasts have changed my whole life, you have introduced me to so much! I have bought loads of the books on your recommended reading list which have led me onto even more books once I got started on their recommended reading! All I am doing is getting to know myself really but it's something I have never done.

In Living Out Loud at one point Keri Smith says "I trusted the opinions of others over my own" and that really hit me because I've been doing that all my life, I would always first ask my dad and my boyfriend what I should do about a decision rather than make my own choice. I now think if I had made my own decisions in the past I would be doing a different job to now and maybe be happier because I'd have followed my own heart, not someone elses. But at least I know now.

My favourite podcasts are the creativity one, journalling one and top tips ones. I know you are doing another journalling one soon which I am really looking forward to! I have started my own journal after hearing that podcast which has been brilliant getting out all my thoughts and feelings. It's now like a best friend. And I have started making an art journal but that's something I need to work on as I am never completely happy with what I create but it is very therapeutic."

Closing: Share your locale with fellow hip tranquil chicks—we’ve added Frapper to the blog. Listen to my interview at Yoga Peeps with the amazing Lara.

Let me help you grow. How can I help support you and your hip tranquil chick path? I hope to add workshops, teleclasses, retreats, online forums, and more so please let me know if you have ideas!

Share your thoughts, needs, and suggestions from your hip tranquil chick path with me at or in the comments section of Visit for online sources of inspiration. Sign up for the tranquiliT times at and view the latest spring issue in the archives.

Offering a hip tranquil chick creativity circle every other Saturday in June-July, details at Off to lead a retreat in Tobago this Thursday-Thursday and will be offline for the first time in almost 2 years. Gasp!

To close out the show, we’re playing music one of TS’s very own beloved yoginis – Tranquil Monsoon by Heather McAuliffe. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of her music, at Heather's page on

Thanks for joining me for the 24th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste!

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    1 comment:

    WhatWouldBetseyDo said...

    Hello Kimberly,

    I really really enjoy your podcasting. I find your talks very giving, insightful and inspirational - especially on pursuing Bliss and Joy in life. Your book choices are constantly making their way to my Amazon Wish List and Library Holds List.
    After listening to your podcast #24 (yes, I'm going back into the archives for more!), I was struck with your mention of a workshop for giving fashion shows. I didn't know these existed! I hope to find some soon to attend myself. How did you come to find something like this (any tips on a gal in L.A. finding this type of workshop?)