Indian Traditional Philosophy

Ira Schepetin is an scholar of Indian traditional philosophies and in particular Vedanta. I had the pleasure to ask him a couple of questions about the relationship of Yoga and indian traditional philosophies during last season in India.
Of course, he didn't have time to cover the topic in depth but he gives some glimpses in this conversation which can be useful. He mentions the differences between Vedanta, Yoga (the philosophy) and Buddhism in several fundamental aspects.
There are several of Ira's speeches in youtube like this one
I really like listening to Ira and I hope next year I get another opportunity to record another chapter of the podcast.

Organizing Retreats

In this chapter I had a conversation with Sara from Sankalpa Sicily. Sara is a woman that irradiates energy that I had the pleasure to meet in Goa December 2018. We had this conversation for the podcast in which Sara tells me how she started organizing yoga retreats in Sicily and what she believes makes a good retreat.

Sara has organized a retreat with Balu Thevar in June the last two years in Sicily. For 2019 Balu is not available in June and wanted to do the retreat in August. Since the place of Sara in Sicily is not available in August, the option opened to organize in Spain. Sara was also busy in August but Balu will still come to Spain for a first retreat in Valencia, inauguration of the place this year.

I very much wanted to have Sara organizing retreats in Valencia Spain but she is going to explore possibilities taking yogis into Cachemira in the summer. I am very thankful for her sharing in this podcast her experience and advice on retreats.