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Sunday, September 16, 2007

hip tranquil chick podcast #100: centennial celebration

Bonjour! Welcome to the 100th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s menu turns the interviewing mic on Kimberly as we celebrate the 100th episode and nearly 2 years of Hip Tranquil Chick Podcast! View our shownotes at

Our interviewer
michelle cohen completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training from tranquil space in 2007. she began practicing yoga shortly before getting married, to help relieve some of the stress of wedding planning and to find balance as she transitioned into a new stage of her life. she fell in love with yoga immediately and knew it would make her grow and change beyond her wildest imagination. michelle enjoys cultivating a spiritual connection through her asana, pranayama and meditation practice. her teaching style is supportive, playful and energetic.

she encourages her students to uncover and embrace their inner wisdom to empower them to lead a more truthful, conscious and passionate life. she would like to express gratitude to all her tranquil space teachers for illuminating her divine spark, and her husband for his amazing and endless support.

when not on the mat, michelle is a fundraising professional for a community arts organization based in capitol hill. she is an active volunteer for the tranquil space foundation and the make-a-wish foundation. michelle holds a masters in tourism administration from george washington university and a b.s. in mass communication from towson university.

The questions

Have you always been a hip and tranquil chick from birth?

What do you like best about DC/what made you decide to start your yoga studio here and stay settled here?

What three women have been the greatest influences in your life?

What do you like best about what you do?

What is one part of your job that you absolutely hate? How do you overcome the things you don’t like to do?

As an entrepreneur, author, clothing and jewelry designer, podcaster and blogger, mentor and activist, what are the next big projects on the horizon? Where do you see yourself and what do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

What keeps you motivated?

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

What three things could you not live without?

Who are your greatest yogic inspirations?

Listener Questions

How many classes do you teach a week? When you are not teaching a class, how much time do you typically spend in an active yoga practice?

With the amount of time that your business must take and the number of interactions with all the HTC community via computer and in person at functions, how and when do you connect with your real/true friends? And when do you make time for yourself?

How do you stay so slim? Is it the yoga? The veggie lifestyle? You look amazing in photographs! What do you eat on a 'typical' day in DC?

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Miracle said...

Congrats on your 100 podcast!! :) :)
I love your show and your blog. Thank you! You ARE such an inspiration Kimberly. :)

Anonymous said...

Terrific podcast! Thank you Kimberly and Michelle--and congrats on the 100th episode of HTC!

Sneaux said...

Terrific podcast, Kimberly - Congrats on #100! I enjoy them all, and wait with baited breath for each Sunday's episode. A friend turned me on to your blog and podcasts, and I am forever in her debt...

Anonymous said...

congrats on your 100th podcast!
you mentioned looking for a source listing products not tested on animals. Please check out they have an extensive list of companies they certify.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this #100 podcast - this is one for the record books!
Great! Appreciate all the information and opening up to us all.
Looking forward to the pictures and a planner pad podcast. (Lots of P's!) :)
I still cannot figure out how to use stickers in my planner pad and wondering what kind of stickers will help me in organizing my time.
And a thank you to the person who make the comment for the animal testing webiste - definitely one to check out.

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Congratulations on your 100th podcast! Was a great interview - enjoyed every bit of it and it was as inspiring as ever!

Maree Jones said...

Great podcast Kimberly. Your interviewer did a lovely job. Congrats on the 100th!

I'm a total lipgloss buff and I too wear lipgloss to bed (I thought I might have been the only one...glad to know I'm not!) and one range you might be interested in is the Miessence range. It is certified organic, which is apparently very rare - they also list/show all the ingredients of their products on their website which is awesome. I have their "jaffa" lipgloss and it is lovely.

Here is their website:

Maree :)

Anonymous said...

I use the PETA website as a resource for cruelty free products. Great podcast!