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The Ego Podcast

This is a podcast about striving to find balance in a world full of extremes. On it, Dena Jackson (Comedian, Writer and Meditation advocate) interviews comedians, actors, yogis, meditation leaders and other working professionals about what they do to find balance in their lives and manage their egos.

Episode 30: Interview with Olesya Kolisnyk, Teacher, Author and Researcher

Aug 01 2018
On episode 30 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by author, teacher and researcher, Olesya Kolisnyk! We discuss Olesya's work in the non profit sector, working with immigrant women in business, her book on this topic and her involvement in bringing Ted X to Toronto communities. We also discuss Olesya's individual yoga practice and how yoga has helped her manage both her physical and mental health and how she is an advocate for these practices.

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Episode 30: Interview with Olesya Kolisnyk, Teacher, Author and Researcher

00:39:18 Download (54MB)

Episode 29: Interview with Lawyer and Mindfulness Teacher, Nicolle Kopping-Pavars (Pt. 2)

Jul 25 2018
On episode 29 of the Ego Podcast, lawyer and mindfulness teacher, Nicolle Kopping-Pavars returns to share some more knowledge about mindfulness and how it can improve your current situation and shift your perception about life overall.

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Episode 29: Interview with Lawyer and Mindfulness Teacher, Nicolle Kopping-Pavars (Pt. 2)

00:51:19 Download (47MB)

Episode 28: Interview with Sound Healer, Darren Austin Hall

Jul 11 2018
On episode 28 of the Ego Podcast I am joined by sound healer, Darren Austin Hall. Darren uses music and sound for healing purposes, which he shares in great detail on this interview. We discuss some of the history behind crystal singing bowls and Darren's work with them in yoga, meditation and healing circles. We also talk about music and how various sounds can be used to heal in many ways. I loved this interview and I'm very excited to share with listeners.

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Episode 28: Interview with Sound Healer, Darren Austin Hall

00:56:40 Download (65MB)

Episode 27: Interview with Voice Actor, Ron Rubin

Jun 27 2018
On episode 27 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by award winning Voice actor and meditation advocate, Ron Rubin! Ron and I had a lovely discussion about his work in entertainment, how he found meditation and how these practices have helped him find and maintain balance while working in an industry that has many ups and downs.

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Episode 27: Interview with Voice Actor, Ron Rubin

00:54:08 Download (62MB)

Episode 26: Interview with Yoga, Meditation Instructor and Reiki Healer, Caitlan Carver (Part 2)

Jun 14 2018
On this episode of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by returning guest, yoga and meditation instructor and reiki healer, Caitlan Carver! We dive into an in depth discussion about useful shake-off meditations that are helpful first thing in the morning, where yoga and meditation are headed and the connection between these two practices. I love having Caitlan as a guest and I'm delighted she has returned with more knowledge to share.

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Episode 26: Interview with Yoga, Meditation Instructor and Reiki Healer, Caitlan Carver (Part 2)

00:57:33 Download (53MB)

Episode 25: Interview with Actor and Yoga Instructor, Michael Eisner

May 23 2018
On episode 25 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by Actor and Yoga Instructor, Michael Eisner! We discuss Michael's experiences with ego in both the yoga/meditation and entertainment worlds. He also discusses some unique styles of meditation that he practices and how they have impacted his life in a major way. Michael also shares his experience with the health condition, Ankylosing Spondilitis and you can listen to his podcast which touches on this subject deeper; "Ankylosing Spondilitis Natural Health" on iTunes and Shoutengine. This episode was recorded at the Laughing Vikings Studio in Toronto. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 25: Interview with Actor and Yoga Instructor, Michael Eisner

00:41:12 Download (47MB)

Episode 24: Interview with Elaine Smookler, Psychotherapist, Writer and Performer

May 09 2018
On this episode of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by Psychotherapist, writer, performer and mindfulness advocate, Elaine Smookler. During this interview we discussed Elaine's work with mindfulness and how she teaches it to others in very creative ways. Elaine shares her perspective on the benefits of mindfulness practices and the importance of being present. I loved recording this interview with Elaine. Enjoy! For more info about Elaine and her work, please visit http://www.elainesmookler.com/. This episode was made possible by Comedy Records. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 24: Interview with Elaine Smookler, Psychotherapist, Writer and Performer

00:54:30 Download (62MB)

Episode 23: Interview with Serah Ruth Goldberg, Yoga & Breath Work Facilitator

Apr 26 2018
On episode 23 of the Ego Podcast I am joined by yoga and meditation instructor and breath work facilitator, Serah Ruth Goldberg! We discuss Serah's work with breath and how she uses yoga as a platform to relay her teachings with others. We also discuss Serah's love for ego and finding ways to work with your ego rather than fighting it or having it drive the ship. This was a wonderful conversation and I learned so much from Serah and her perspective. For more information about Serah please visit seersway.ca or follow her on social media @serahruth. If you are in Toronto, you can also attend one of her classes at: YYoga Studio, Good Space and Kula Annex, where she runs breath work events. This recording was made possible by Comedy Records. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 23: Interview with Serah Ruth Goldberg, Yoga & Breath Work Facilitator

00:43:30 Download (100MB)

Episode 22: Interview with Janice Winton, Meditation Advocate and Former VP of Ryerson University

Apr 18 2018
On episode 22 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by Meditation Advocate and former Vice President of Ryerson University, Janice Winton! Janice is also the person who taught me how to meditate and my mom. We discuss her meditation process, teaching myself and others how to practice, incorporating meditation into the school systems and more! This was a really fun episode to record and I learned a lot about Janice's personal understanding of meditation and mindfulness practices and how that was passed along in my family. For more information about Janice and the Ryerson University Wellness Centre, please visit: www.ryerson.ca/healthandwellness/ This episode was made possible by Comedy Records. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 22: Interview with Janice Winton, Meditation Advocate and Former VP of Ryerson University

00:39:09 Download (45MB)

Episode 21: Interview with Comedian & Yoga Instructor, Kristy LaPointe

Apr 11 2018
On episode 21 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by comedian, writer and fellow yoga instructor, Kristy LaPointe! I had so much fun interviewing Kristy and during this interview we talk about life in the comedy and yoga worlds, removing ego as an instructor, applying yoga principles when performing and more! It was so nice to chat with another comedian/yogi and Kristy's perspective is both refreshing and hilarious. Enjoy! For more information about Kristy and her upcoming projects please visit: Kristylapointe.com or you can follow her on social media @kristylapointe and @planebasedkristy. She also has a new comedy/yoga web series available on CBC Comedy available here: www.cbc.ca/comedy/yoga-101-1.4578999 This recording was made possible by Comedy Records. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 21: Interview with Comedian & Yoga Instructor, Kristy LaPointe

00:44:24 Download (102MB)

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