Inquire Within Podcast

Darren Main

Hear interviews with leading voices in the spiritual, holistic health and Social Activism. Hosted by author and yoga teacher Darren Main.

  • 33 minutes 27 seconds
    Transgender Yoga with Leslie Howard

    Join Darren as he sits down with Leslie Howard, a renowned yoga teacher with a focus on the pelvic floor, in this enlightening episode.

    Leslie discusses the unique needs of transgender individuals, including those undergoing hormone replacement therapy and gender confirmation surgery. Delving into the essentials of trans yoga, they explore how gender affirming care can transform lives within the LGBTQ+ community. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in how yoga can support trans women, trans men, and non-binary individuals through their journeys. Don't miss this powerful discussion on transgender yoga, the broader transgender debate, and the vital message that gender affirming care saves lives.

    Connect with Leslie

    READ: Pelvic Liberation: Using Yoga, Self-Inquiry, and Breath Awareness for Pelvic Health

    Connect with Darren Main

    11 May 2024, 6:14 pm
  • 30 minutes 29 seconds
    Mindful Solutions: Tackling Depression From Within

    Almost all of us struggle with depression or know someone who does. In this episode, renowned mental health advocate and author of So-Called Normal, Mark Henick, shares his personal journey through depression and suicidal thinking and provides insightful tips and practical advice for those struggling with depression. 

    Join Darren Main and Mark Henick as they delve into the transformative potential of holistic health practices like yoga and meditation in addressing the complexities of depression and suicidal thinking.


    • If you or someone you know needs support, you can contact the National Suicide Hotline. Send an SMS Text to 988

    Connect With Mark Henick

    Mark's Website

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    Connect with Darren Main

    Darren's Website, Social Media and Free Meditation Course

    6 April 2024, 5:27 pm
  • 34 minutes 8 seconds
    Empowering Yoga in Turbulent Times: A Conversation with Amy Ippoliti

    In this insightful episode, we delve into the art of teaching yoga during challenging and stressful times. Join the conversation between Darren Main and Amy Ippoliti, the author of The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional's Guide to a Fulfilling Career.

    Amy Ippoliti, celebrated for her innovative approach to yoga and wellness, shares her expertise in adapting yoga practices to meet the demands of contemporary life.

    This episode is not just a discussion; it's a treasure trove of wisdom for yoga teachers looking to deepen their impact and provide a sanctuary of calm and resilience through their teaching. Whether you're a seasoned yoga instructor or new to the field, this conversation between Darren Main and Amy Ippoliti offers valuable perspectives and tools to help you guide your students through these turbulent times.


    Learn More about Amy Ippoliti:

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    purchase: The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional's Guide to a Fulfilling Career

    3 December 2023, 10:12 pm
  • 32 minutes 21 seconds
    Parenting Tips, Hacks & Yoga Wisdom with Sarah Ezrin

    Join Darren Main in this insightful episode of 'Living Yoga' as he chats with Sarah Ezrin, author of 'The Yoga of Parenting.' Dive deep into the transformative world of yoga and how it offers valuable parenting tips, advice, and hacks. Learn how the ancient practices can be the key to stress management for parents, ensuring self-care, balance, and holistic well-being. From breathwork to mindful meditation, discover the tools every parent needs in their arsenal. Don’t miss out on this union of yoga wisdom and modern-day parenting insights. Subscribe for more enlightening interviews and yoga-based solutions.

    READ: The Yoga of Parenting


    Sarah Ezrin

    Darren Main

    21 October 2023, 5:17 am
  • 49 minutes 22 seconds
    Can Abortion Be Safe Without Roe V. Wade?

    Now that The Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade and states are criminalizing abortion and passing more restrictive abortion laws, millions of women have fewer choices and are left to navigate healthcare decisions without the support of a trusted doctor or clinics.

    • How can women in states that have criminalized abortion end a pregnancy safely? 

    • When is it safe to get an abortion using abortive drugs? 

    • How can women get medical advice remotely in states that have abortion bans?

    • When should a woman see a doctor about complications?

    • How do I minimize legal risk when discussing reproductive medicine with a healthcare provider?

     In this episode, Nurse Practitioner and wellness coach Jill Baker offers important advice for making reproductive health care choices in our post Roe v. Wade world. She discusses issues like Morning-After pills, abortive pills that induce a miscarriage, IUDs, and legal issues faced by both women and their healthcare providers. She also offers important guidance about when to seek medical attention should complications arise while using abortive drugs at home.



    Jill Baker Wellness:

    Abortions Resources and Services

    All-Options Hotline- 888-493-0092

    Planned Parenthood

    National Network of Abortion Funds

    Repro Legal Helpline

    Abortion on Demand

    Self Managed Abortion

    Follow Darren on social media and learn more about his work-


    Mindfulness for Busy Minds Video Course:


    Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

    Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation

    River of Wisdom: 108 Life-Changing Reflections

    Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road

    The Yogi Entrepreneur

    Check out Darren’s other channel, The Yogi Entrepreneur

    This episode was sponsored by yogis just like yourself. If you feel inspired to support future episodes, you can leave a tip in any amount here:

    10 July 2022, 6:44 pm
  • 47 minutes 30 seconds
    Rituals of the Soul with Kori Hahn

    Kori Hahn is the author of Rituals of the Soul and founder of a community gathering place called the Santosha Society, which is dedicated to travel, surfing, and the soulful.  

    Learn More about Kori Hahn:

    Purchase: Rituals of the Soul: Using the 8 Ancient Principles of Yoga to Create a Modern & Meaningful Life

    This episode was sponsored by yogis just like yourself.  If you feel inspired to support future episodes, you can leave a tip in any amount here:


    Mindfulness for Busy Minds Video Course:

    28 January 2022, 5:07 am
  • 41 minutes 58 seconds
    Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman

    Yoga is wonderful, but for students practicing with various limitations as and unique challenges or who use a wheelchair, it’s hard to know where to start or how to practice.

    In this conversation, Jivana Heyman, a certified yoga teacher and author, will offer tips on how to adapt the practice to make it more accessible for everyone.

    Jivana Heyman’s Website

    Purchase Accessible Yoga

    FREE VIDEO COURSE: Mindfulness for Busy Minds (limited time)

    This video course will teach you everything you need to avoid frustrating pitfalls and get started with regular practice so that you can start living a healthier, happier life. Jumpstart your meditation practice today! Free Registration

    13 January 2022, 1:05 am
  • 50 minutes 18 seconds
    A Queer Dharma with Jacoby Ballard

    A conversation with activist, yoga teachers and author of A Queer Dharma, Jacoby Ballard.


    Jacoby's Website

    Purchase: A Queer Dharma


    Mindfulness for Busy Minds

    9 January 2022, 7:13 pm
  • 1 hour 37 seconds
    A Conversation with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji

    In this conversation author, spiritual teachers and humanitarian Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati discusses her personal journey, women's rights, COVID-19 in India and her new book, Hollywood to the Himalayas.

    Learn more about Sadhvi and her work at

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    15 September 2021, 2:29 pm
  • 32 minutes 56 seconds
    Conscious Eating with Chef Amber

    Amber Caudle is a renowned chef and author. We are going to chat about ways to take your healthy diet to the next level even if you often feel to busy to cook.

    Chef Amber's Website

    23 July 2021, 3:32 pm
  • 4 minutes 2 seconds
    Yogi Entrepreneur: Inspiring Passion in Your Students

    Use these simple tips to create more passionate yoga students.


    10 September 2020, 5:09 am
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