Hosted by Tasha Schumann and Jeff Warren, each episode of the Consciousness Explorers Podcast takes listeners into a different practice, and a different perspective on life. We don’t just chat with our guests – we ask them to take us somewhere, and you come with us.
Each of our guides has expertise in a different mind-body practice. We explore different styles of meditation, therapy, movement, art, dreaming, voice, psychedelics, ceremony, breath, hypnosis, writing, technology, prayer, interpersonal communication, anti-bias training, Tarot, poetry, somatic release, touch, sexuality, and much more.
Guides run the gamut from well-known teachers, researchers and therapists to more freestyle healers, artists, and innovators. We focus on diversity and inclusivity – of age, background, and intellectual style. We believe that many people can responsibly guide a practice, so we don’t limit ourselves to orthodox modes and authorities. What’s more, when it comes to our own life experience, we are the only true experts. Thus this podcast is also about learning to become your own teacher.
Our practices illuminate every domain of human life. They help us change and grow, heal and connect. They can be very fun, and very serious, and everything in between.
Practices are the habits we choose. Practices take us places, and teach us things, and help connect us to new capacities and orientations. They’re also needed – badly. We face immense challenges as a species. We need to share best practices – practices of communication and regulation, practices of connection and wonder, practices of seeing and unseeing, of settling down and rising up. We can also get better at practices, including the critical practice of not trying to get better at anything!
Practice has also never been more available. It’s ironic that the very medium scrambling our collective brain – the internet – has also made a zillion mind-body practices available. It’s a lot to sift through. We aim to be an intelligent filter. By doing the practices with us, and by listening to us talk about our own experience – what we found hard or helpful, interesting or preposterous – the hope is you’ll find insight and companionship for your own journeys.
The Consciousness Explorers Podcast is a way for people to connect to perspectives and resources that support them in life. As we learn to care for ourselves, we’re better able to care for the world and each other.
Always! It’s like this: You can talk about pizza all day long, but if you want to know how pizza really tastes, you gotta take a bite for yourself.
Tasha Schumann is a recording artist, writer, and buddhist teacher. Some know her as Tasha the Amazon, award-winning surfer of crowds and dropper of basslines. Her work has been featured on shows like HBO’s Insecure, Comedy Central’s Broad City, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop and she’s been profiled in media like Billboard, New York Magazine, VICE, and many more. Others know her as Lama Tasha, a teacher of Dzogchen, Mahamudra, and Vajrayana, who is illuminating buddhist practice and vibes for a whole new generation.
She gets super excited about helping people explore the WTF-IS-GOING-ON-HERE of mind, creativity, personhood, and ratchetry (or “pop culture”) in whichever way she can, which includes hosting Floralogic (a YouTube show about nature whose community is 2 million viewers strong!) and mentoring emerging artists across the country.
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