One of the World’s top Yoga Teachers on avoiding the Happiness Trap.

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Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Presents…

Everyone’s caught up in selling workshops, instagram followers, attending a celebyogi’s class. But true yoga has a way of undercutting all of that…while leading us to true happiness. Finally.

Waylon & Richard, elephant’s hometown hero, go way back. Here’s a relaxed yet frank discussion (at the ’14 Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, Colorado) between the two of them about serious issues worth laughing about.


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anonymous Sep 30, 2014 8:17pm

Finally…spot on..enough with Instagram and yogi rockstars. It is so easy to fall into that trap just to pay the bills or satisfy my ego. I continue to resist, and often question that decision. This interview has reinforced my belief to continue to stay true… thank you!!!

anonymous Sep 30, 2014 2:04am

Nice interview. Richard is refreshingly humble and wise amidst what has become of modern yoga.

    anonymous Oct 14, 2014 8:59pm

    Also, Waylon is incredibly humble and…okay, who am I kidding. ~ Waylon