EPISODE 285: Laughing for Healing
with JP Sears
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Why do so many yoga and meditation teachers talk in the third person, add in huge pauses between words, and hold awkward eye contact while teaching? Where did this caricature of a “spiritual person” come from, and is there really any point? As a career yoga teacher, I’ve fallen into just about every trap there is, including adopting “yoga speak,” appropriating Eastern cultures (disrespectfully), and role playing a yogi. Unfortunately, this behaviour pushes more people away than it attracts, and I’ve done my best in recent years just to be myself.
Our guest on this week’s Yoga Talk Show has built a huge online following basically making fun of people like me—and his jokes are so true, you can’t ignore him. Beyond comedy, JP Sears is really a satirist, and his knowledge and true messages are worth listening too. He’s a smart guy.
What You’ll Learn:
- How comedy can be a great teaching tool
- Why self-awareness is so important on any path of personal or spiritual growth
- Why there is so much role playing in yoga communities
- Why it’s important to laugh at yourself (sometimes)
ABOUT OUR GUEST
JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, author and Youtube creator. He is a Holistic Coach Advanced Practitioner through the Holistic Coaching Institute and was a faculty member for the C.H.E.K. Institute from 2006-2013. Youtube channel has: 500K subscribers and 50 million views
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