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Today’s guest is yoga legend Sharon Gannon.
Sharon is a 21st-century Renaissance woman, an animal rights and vegan activist and a world-renowned yogini, perhaps best known as the founder, along with David Life, of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is also an accomplished writer, dancer, painter, musician and chef. Sharon has devoted many years exploring the role of diet in promoting physical, emotional and mental well-being as well as spiritual development. She lives in a 125-acre wild forest sanctuary in Woodstock, NY.
She is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and is credited for making yoga cool and hip—relating ancient teachings of yoga to the modern world. Sharon’s book Yoga and Vegetarianism has been called the “seminal” work on the subject, exploring the relationship of veganism to the teachings of yoga.
Sharon is a also a musician and is a featured vocalist on many CDs.She has produced numerous yoga-related DVDs and is the author of several books on yoga. Her latest offering is Simple Recipes for Joy: More than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes, a beautifully illustrated cookbook with recipes that are featured in the Jivamuktea Café in NYC.
Sharon’s writing has also appeared in numerous publications.
I met Sharon at The International Yoga Day at the United Nations in New York last year, where she was teaching a class. I was moved by many of the words she shared, so I caught up with her a few days later at the Jivamukti school near Union Square, that she founded with her husband David Life.
We talked yoga and she spelled out the ideal yogi diet. Sharon has a fresh take on the subject, really breaking it down from a yogic perspective. I learned so much in this conversation and I hope you do too.
I urge you to read her book Yoga and Vegetarianism as a follow up to listening to this show. If you consider yourself a yogi or on the yogic path at all, I’d say this is required reading.