JIP 068: Vanessa Arias

Vanessa Arias

Vanessa Arias: photographer’s journey from Venezuela to Hawaii Vanessa tells us about growing up in Venezuela and her childhood dreams of becoming a diplomat. She shares with us how much of a difficult decision it was to leave her family behind but after getting a green card through the Diversity Visa program and moving to…

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JIP 067: Julian Castro

Julian Castro

Julian Castro: quitting the “American Dream” to pursue creativity Julian grew up with a very creative childhood, always playing and creating. But his Portuguese parents were immigrants from Mozambique, and like most immigrant parents, raised him to work hard, go to college and “succeed”. They wanted him to live the “American Dream” that so many…

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JIP 066: Daniel Quintana

Daniel Quintana

Daniel Quintana: social entrepreneur, traveler and photographer Daniel, born and raised in Miami, always loved travel. As a student, he decided to head to Asia to step outside of his comfort zone & discover a new culture. He ended up finding a job in China and stayed in the area for a few years, traveling…

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JIP 065: Jivana Heyman

Jivana Heyman

Jivana Heyman: Accessible Yoga Jivana is the founder and director of the non-profit Accessible Yoga, dedicated to increasing access to yoga teachings. Jivana’s yoga practice started in the 90s in San Francisco. He got involved in the AIDS movement when many of his friends in the gay community were dying from this terrible disease. Jivana…

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JIP 064: Dianne Bondy

Dianne Bondy

Dianne Bondy: Yoga is for Every Body Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement. She was a guest speaker during our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and we loved her talk so much, we decided to interview her for you. She shares with…

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JIP 062: Special Good bye & Thank you Miami

Rosie & Jeremie

Special: Good bye & Thank you Miami We are leaving Miami 😭 In today’s episode, we discuss our 3 and a half-year love affair with Miami. We talk about our expectations before moving here, how we made friends, our favorite moments, things we will miss and so much more! Miami has been one hell of…

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JIP 061: Patrick Lawson

Patrick Lawson

Patrick Lawson: London’s happiest bus driver Patrick grew up in London with an unsteady family dynamic. He was taught as a child that he was a bad person, he was ugly, and that he was the problem. This along with physical & verbal abuse from family members caused him a lot of pain and put…

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JIP 060: Kerel Revis

Kerel Revis

Kerel Revis: story of a black gay man in America Kerel is a black gay man who grew up in a religious family with pastor parents, going to an all-white school in small-town America. As you might imagine, that came with lots of challenges for him. Kerel shares openly the struggles of growing up in…

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JIP 058: Sari Velar

Sari Velar

Sari Velar: cancer, eating disorder & addiction survivor Sari Velar is a cancer warrior, yoga teacher, writer, mom, and advocate for education and ending the stigma surrounding eating disorders, addiction, and mental health. Over 20 years ago, she turned to yoga as an alternative therapy after a life-threatening cancer diagnosis and a subsequent battle with…

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JIP 055: Pedro Pena

Pedro Pena

Pedro Pena: my stuttering life He says it himself, Pedro navigates life with 80% fluency. He shares his life story with us as someone with a stutter. This was actually the first time we talked to someone with a stutter, and we learned so much from him! For 40 years, Pedro struggled. Growing up with…

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