Before his recent workshop at Naada Yoga in Montréal, yoga teacher and author Michael Stone was interviewed via Skype. The conversation illuminated some of the concepts in his latest book, Yoga for a World Out of Balance, including community, interconnectedness and the importance of not defining our practice as something that happens on our sticky mat. At the heart of Michael’s approach is his definition of yoga as “intimacy” – the fact that everything is already inherently interconnected to everything else. This definition enables us to be open to and one with everything, and to ultimately wake up.

It’s a long interview, running 30 minutes, so make a cup of tea and sit back.

[Thanks to the good peeps at Naada Yoga for letting me post the video interview!]