Sunday, September 14, 2008

hip tranquil chick podcast #136: enlightenment for idiots

Bonjour! Welcome to the 136th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s show menu features updates, fall fashion, and enlightenment for idiots:

Le chic teleclass chat on Frolicking Creatively (and Mindfully) into Fall on Monday, September 15 at 9pm ET. If you can't be on the phone at that exact time, don't fret - sign up and we'll send you the mp3!

Workshops + Retreats
: Join me for workshops and book signings in Leesburg, VA and Lexington in October, Denver in January, Montreal in March. In addition, we've got a day focused on creating 2009 at our 2nd annual new year's gala, weekend of tranquility and creativity at our 3rd Annual Hip Tranquil Chick retreat in a lovely farmhouse not far from NYC March 27-29, 2009m and another week at Kripalu next August 9-14, 2009. All the scoop is at's workshops page.

Featured eco-luxe TranquiliT
: fall look book (PDF)

Featured guest
: Anne Cushman

As a writer and teacher of yoga and meditation, Anne Cushman explores the poignant intersection between the lofty ideals of spiritual practice and the gritty, comical, and heartbreaking details of ordinary life. She is a contributing editor to both Yoga Journal and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and the coauthor of From Here to Nirvana, a seeker’s guide to spiritual India. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, O: The Oprah Magazine, and, and have been anthologized in Best Buddhist Writing 2004 and 2006, A Woman’s Path: Best Women’s Spiritual Travel Writing, Traveling Souls: Contemporary Pilgrimage Tales, and other books. She co-directs the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California; and lives in nearby Fairfax with her seven-year-old son, Skye.

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Savvy sources:

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing Pink Neon by Natalie Walker courtesy of Promonet. You can learn more about Natalie's music at

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1 comment:

Kenya at Studio 41 said...

OMG! Kimberly read fiction?!


Thanks for the rec ... planning to purchase today, my blissful day off of meeting friends, the farmers market, a little retail therapy and yoga w/ David Romanelli!