Kino MacGregor – Be Stronger

Kino MacGregor is an international yoga teacher, author of four books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center, co-fouder of Yoga Challenge and OmStars and co-creator of Yoga Pro Wheel.

Kino’s dharma is to help people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through the inner tradition of yoga. She is one of the few people in the world of yoga to embrace both the traditional teaching of India’s historic past and the popular contemporary social media channels.

With more than 18 years of experience in Ashtanga Yoga, she is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and practice into the Fifth Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

00:00 Trailer.
02:21 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:48 Brian’s introduction.
06:18 The UK’s Yoga scene and what Yoga’s global followers are searching for.
10:15 Kino was like many people who realise they are unhappy with their current path.
13:35 How can being alone on a rubber mat bring salvation?
17:59 Emotional intelligence and wisdom within the body.
21:52 Physical yoga practice brings a spiritual aspect.
28:51 Being a Jogi 24/7, not just an hour a day on a mat.
31:52 Learning to be strong in India with Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
44:17 A brief history of yoga and in particular Ashtanga yoga and what to look for in a teacher.
53:00 Kino’s downward spiral following “Gurugi’s” death.
59:23 How she moved forward towards positivity.
1:11:51 If you believe in God do you have to belong to a Christian denomination?
1:14:43 Is Kino the most famous yoga teacher in the world?
1:15:18 How Kino answers her detractors.
1:22:54 Technology both the cause and potential saviour of our troubled world.
1:30:11 How Kino deals with haters.
1:32:30 Kino’s vision for her future within yoga.
1:35:03 What makes a good yoga teacher.
1:35:57 Success secrets.
1:36:47 Who Kino considers as successful.
1:37:08 What we would be surprised to learn about Kino.
1:38:35 What scares Kino.
1:40:29 What keeps her awake at night.
1:41:12 Kino’s relationship advice.
1:43:24 How she manages to do so many different types of handstand moves.
1:45:14 Kino’s guilty pleasure.
1:46:17 Phone call to the Ecstacy addicted 20 year old Kino.
1:49:42 How does she look back on her crazy upbringing.
1:51:48 Best advice she ever received.
1:55:04 Advice to the 20 year old listening who wants to be like Kino.
1:55:49 Brian’s summing up.
1:59:14 The idea behind writing her new book The Yoga Assignment.

Kino MacGregor links:
Kino Macgregor website
Kino Macgregor on YouTube
Kino Macgregor on Instagram
Kino Macgregor on Facebook
Kino Macgregor on Twitter

Kino MacGregor Books:
The Yoga Assignment
The Power of Ashtanga Yoga
The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II
Sacred Fire

Topics discussed:
Mysore style of Yoga
Miami Life Center
Sivananda Yoga
Kundalini Yoga
Bikram Yoga

People mentioned in this episode:
Sri K Pattabhi Jois
Dorian Yates
Ido Portal
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
B K S Iyengar
Kerry Verna
Douglas Rushkoff
PALETA CalmQuality