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S2 EP03: Rohini Manohar | Whatever life brings you, can you take it with joy?

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“Do your sadhana. On the days you like it, on the days you don’t. It is essential. It’s like that boat that brings you across the ocean.”

Today’s guest is a true spark of delight and wisdom all packed into one. Rohini Manohar describes her quest for joy as one that began with curiosity and winded up bringing her into a lifelong love affair with yoga. She shares palatable and memorable stories with us, along with many points of reflection to contemplate on the mat and in our lives.  

A potent storyteller and popular yoga teacher in southern India, Rohini has a unique story and deep conviction that shines with such positivity. Rohini is the Founder of the Chennai Yoga studio and Mitra Yoga Festival along with the author of 5 children’s books.  She is currently writing school curriculum based on Yoga and Ayurveda for the New Education Policy in India. Rohini has also been awarded multiple awards for her contribution to yoga by the central government

All this PLUS totally radiant approach to life. I’d say her quest for joy seems to be spot on.  So let’s all take some inspiration from Rohini on that note and enjoy the episode.

Today we talk about soooo much. Here are some highlight moments: 

➖06:05 Story of the monkey, laddu and attachment

➖21:05 The spiritual pillars of yoga

➖29:30 Yoga and Vedanta 

➖34:02 Signposts to the Divine

➖38:28 Is it right or easy? Shreyas and preyas

➖47:04 Is the stress to do something big in life worth it? 

Connect with Rohini here: 

I really loved this light-hearted and illuminating conversation. I promise you’ll find some of that joy Rohini speaks about throughout the episode. Honestly, how could you not? 

With love and oneness, 


Thanks for listening, you beautiful soul! 


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About Bobbi

I'm Bobbi, a very curious yogi! I’m also into exploring nature all around the world, creating epic vegan feasts, and apart from being on my yoga mat, I’m happiest when I’m disco dancing my way back to the 70’s!



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I’m really excited that you’ve made it here! So, what’s my mission? It’s to support you in uncovering your highest Self and living an expanded everyday life. It’s my mission because I spent 14 years as a lost, addicted, and depressed yogi. And, it wasn’t until I began to put tender, love and care into my daily personal practice, sadhana, that I began to unfold that state of bliss, which is Yog. 

I’m here as your guide, and your friend, to help you integrate hath yog, pranaayam, meditation & yogic wisdom into your daily life so you can blossom too. 

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