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Part 2: Meet the Architect of Namaste Yoga Seasons 3 and 4

Inspiration is plentiful for those who are open and ready to receive it. Sometimes, we draw from our present environment, and sometimes we draw from the past. It is here we continue our interview with Erica Blitz: recalling moments of inspiration and intuition that guided her into this moment. Developing the sequences for the latest seasons of Namaste Yoga has contributed some vibrant threads to the yogic tapestry Erica is weaving. Her yoga school, "Inquire + Inspire," offers classes, workshops and teacher trainings primarily in the United States and Canada. Her intentions of helping others live healthfully extends to her company, nubeleaf, which specializes in fruit and vegetable powders. Here is the conclusion of our two-part interview with Erica Blitz....

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#NamasteS3 Yoginis Revealed: Meet Amanda Riches

As excitement intensifies over the creation of our third season, you may find yourself wondering, "who are these new Namaste Yoga instructors, anyway?" It is our distinct honour to introduce them to you! In this installment, we chat with Amanda Riches, one of Namaste Yoga’s most active ambassadors.  Amanda Riches has spent years connecting with the Namaste Yoga community. As Namaste Yoga's in-house yoga instructor, she works hard to ensure that, even though viewers are practicing at home, they get as much support as possible. Amanda understands why fans are so passionate about and dedicated to the series: Namaste is the main inspiration behind her own practice. "[Namaste Yoga] is the reason why I started a daily yoga practice," Amanda explains....

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#NamasteS3 Yoginis Revealed: Meet Michelle Brunet

As excitement intensifies over the creation of our third season, you may find yourself wondering, "Who are these new Namaste Yoga instructors, anyway?" It is our honour to introduce them to you! In this installment, we chat with the eclectic and often upside-down, Michelle Brunet. Michelle Brunet received a vague e-mail about auditions for a televised yoga show. The message contained the contact information of an agent and a question about her interest in possibly pursing a position in the cast. As she had no formal portfolio, her boyfriend snapped some candid photos of her in the park to submit as headshots. With no real specifics on the show she was trying out for, Michelle auditioned twice. "I couldn't see anyone...

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#NamasteS3 Yoginis Revealed: Meet Judy Swens

As excitement intensifies over the creation of our third season, you may find yourself wondering, "Who are these new Namaste Yoga instructors, anyway?" It is our distinct honour to introduce them to you! In this installment, we chat with Judy Swens, Wanderlust Wayfarer, Sunshine Coast Yoga Festival organizer and co-creator of Prakriti Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. Judy Swens saw a post about auditions for Namaste Yoga's third season through the Vancouver School of Yoga's community group. "I checked the website and loved the notion behind the show and the beautiful scenes of yoga outdoors," she explains. When recalling her audition, Judy says, "I probably performed the most shaky yoga ever!" The Basics Personal Motto: "Be the change you want to see."...

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#NamasteS3 Yoginis Revealed: Meet Emily Millen

As excitement intensifies over the creation of our third season, you may find yourself wondering, "Who are these new Namaste Yoga instructors, anyway?" It is our honour to introduce them to you! In this installment, we chat with Emily Millen about everything from eating steak to tending bees.  "One of my students went to law school with the Associate Producer for Namaste Yoga, and recommended me for the project," Emily Millen shares. "I was contacted to audition for the teacher position and then for a yogi on camera. The rest is history!" The Basics Personal Motto: "Always remember the bigger picture. Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things."...

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