For our 28th episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Nubia Teixeira. Nubia and I have been part of the same yoga circles here in the bay area, but I have never directly studied with her. She’s known for using yoga and dance as a way to connect to the heart, to create healing and feel alive. She teaches Bhakti Yoga and just published a book called Yoga and the art of Mudras and today we sat down to talk about all of that!
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ABOUT OUR GUEST
Author, yogini, teacher trainer, and Odissi dancer, Nubia Teixeira has devoted herself to teaching different aspects of yoga for almost 30 years. Perceiving yoga as a healing art, Nubia's refinement and unique style overflows with sacred meaning and heartfelt inspiration. She is the founder of the Bhakti Nova School of Yoga and Dance and the author of the book Yoga and The Art of Mudras and of the instructional CD, Pranayama: May Breath Be Our Prayer
Nubia lead classes, workshops, and teacher-trainings internationally, independently, and in collaboration with her husband, kirtan artist Jai Uttal. They live in Fairfax, California, with their son, Ezra.
Find out more about her :
Her website : nubiateixeira.com
Get her Pranayama CD here.
Get her new book Yoga and the Art of Mudras here. (Available June 16th)
QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your yoga journey?
Can you explain what is traditionally considered the path of Bhakti or Bhakti Yoga itself?
What is the goal of Bhakti Yoga? Why is this practice important?
What are some tools or ways to practice Bhakti Yoga?
What’s the difference between love and devotion?
Id Self-Love a devotional practice?
Do you have to be religious to practice Bhakti?
Is there a modern wider scope or approach to Bhakti for people that are atheists or agnostics?
Let say you do want to devote yourself to a God. How does someone choose to which Diety, God or Goddess to devote themselves?
In the grand scheme of yoga, do you think Bhakti alone is enough or not too one sided?
How has the Bhakti path changed the way you experience life?
*Edited and mastered by Alexandre Saba