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Sunday, December 31, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #64: creative connection (chap 6)

HTC: December 31, 2006 Shownotes

Bonjour, Happy New Year! Welcome to the 64th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat. Produced from the raspberry and leopard-print embellished flat in Washington, DC.

Today’s podcast is a discussion of Chapter 6 (creativity!), topped of with a pose of the podcast, insights on upcoming events, and groovy podsafe music. View our shownotes at

Yamilee Bastien is an international business advisor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. Her career and life path have been guided by the deeply-held belief that we are here to facilitate the realization of human potential. This belief brought her to the field of international development, where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin (West Africa) and then worked for 12 years on social and economic development programs in Africa and the Caribbean. Now as her guiding principle is evolving to include spiritual growth and creativity, her activities revolve around conducting transformational leadership workshops, coaching people through career transitions, and leading yoga retreats. She has led 6 yoga
retreats in Africa, the US, and India. When not running to catch a plane, Yamilee makes her own aromatherapy skincare products and raises funds to support entrepreneurship training programs for young people in Africa. She has recently launched an import/export company and is writing a children’s book on the 8 limbs of yoga. Check out Yamilee at or e-mail her at

Pose of the Podcast: Lunge. From your standing forward fold, extend your right leg back to a lunge. Line up your front fingers and toes, wiggle your right leg back so that the leg is straight and your heel is above the ball of the foot. Press forward through the front shin. Lift up onto your fingertips if that offers you more space. Breathe here for 1 minute and feel free to rock back and forth to bring more life into the hips.

Haute Stuff Shoppe: Shop online for the book, CD, leopard print scarf, or crystal tee. New TranquiliT website is up! Check it out at

Soirees, Chats & Booksignings & Retreats: The step-by-step scoop for hosting a Hip Tranquil Chick Signature ChariTea Soiree is up! The downloadable PDF has discussion tips, a toolkit, yoga sequences, recipes, and more! All hip tranquil chicks who agree to host a soiree in 2007 will be sent a lovely leopard-print headband and scarf as a host gift. What’s not to love about leopard-print?

Complimentary hip and tranquil teleclass coming January 29, 2006 8pm EST. To register, e-mail me with “teleclass” in the subject line. I’ll pass all the scoop and OMwork along shortly.

Local gals – join me for a book club on Hip Tranquil Chick next Friday, January 5 at Tranquil Space or for a 4-week Creativity Circle starting late January. Details at

I’m heading to Charlotte in January and Denver in April to lead workshops and host book signings. Please come see me. Details are here!

Hip Tranquil Times Newsletter coming in the New Year. Be sure to sign up at

Escape with me and like-minded women at our first HTC retreat in upstate NY in June and our first international excursion in Costa Rica in September. Details at

Au Revoir: Share your hip tranquil chickness with me, request show ideas, or pass along feedback by e-mailing me at or leaving a love note in the comments section of A reminder that we’re on MySpace and Frappr, so please connect with the community virtually there, too!

Have a burning question that you’d like hip and tranquil feedback on? E-mail me at to have it featured and answered in our dear hip tranquil chick segment!

To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music by new and independent artists from IODA Promonet. Today’s selection is Pride & Salvation by Craig De Maio. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of his music, at Craig's MySpace page.

Thanks for joining me for the 64th edition of the HTC podcast. Namaste and happy new year!

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