Visionary Lifestyle Podcast



The Visionary Lifestyle Podcast is a seasonal Variety Show Published Weekly and Featuring: Interviews, Topic Based Episodes, and Q and A shows.Im your host, Magda Freedom Rod: Health and lifestyle guide, mother, yoga instructor, environmentalist, conscious eating expert, content creator and world traveling digital nomad.Youll hear interviews with:Inspiring soulutionaries, change makers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, conscious media makers, authors, yogis, conscious musicians and more.Topics include: yoga, conscious eating, meditation, Ayurveda, sustainability, alternative health, healing, spirituality, activism, non-toxic living and many more.My mission is to inspire, educate and empower in order to activate the highest potential of individuals and our collective world in such a way that we create a healthy, thriving humanity and a sustainable planet.Its my hope that this podcast will serve as a clarion call to gather the tribe that is interested in being the change we wish to see in the world. I believe that as we become activated into our own highest potential through the use of tools including yoga, conscious eating and meditation, we become empowered to deliver our gifts to the world. The Visionary Lifestyle is about raising consciousness on the planet. We believe in self love, animal love and planet love. Join us. Visit to learn more, read show notes and submit comments and questions. Donations gratefully received at


  • VLP S9 1 Octavio Salvado: Time for Truth

    26/03/2021 Duração: 01h12min

    Enjoy my live interview with Octavio Salvado, founder of The Practice Yoga Studio in Bali. We discuss the definition of true yoga, the real meaning of tantra and the place of a yogi in the modern world. Octavio began practicing the science of Kriya Yoga at age 19 and was eventually initiated into Kriya Yoga at 27 in Northern India. He pilgrimaged for a decade across India, deepening his understanding and practice of Yoga and Tantra; things that can’t be learned from books. He has accumulated dozens of certificates over the last two decades, but to him they matter very little. As the Masters say: ‘Only direct experience matters and how committed we are to daily practice’. Now, with the unshakable resolve to educate people on the truth about Tantra – about what it is and what it isn’t – and to make it more accessible and meaningful for the masses, Octavio has committed himself wholeheartedly to the lineage of Sri Vidya Tantra, the knowledge-stream of the Himalayan Masters. This sublime lineage, above all else,

  • VLP 2.0 Relaunch

    25/03/2021 Duração: 18min

    After a long and unexpected break, we are back! Tune in to hear where we've been and why we're bringing the show back online NOW!

  • Muladhara Meditation in France

    14/10/2019 Duração: 07min

    Live recording of a Muladhara (root chakra) meditation in a forest in the south of France.

  • VLP S8 8 Amisha Ghadiali: The Future is Beautiful

    18/09/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    Greeting Rainbow Warriors How's everybody doing?? I know it’s been a while since I’ve published an episode and I am so grateful for your patience. I am coming to you today from the south of France where I’m currently just north of the magical and powerful Pyrenees and just about wrapping this round of my pilgrimage to Mary Magdalene. As I’ve dived into her teachings I’m learning that I have been teaching many of the same things, and it’s blowing my mind. I feel a strong resonance with her story and her energy. I hope you’re following my instagram account where I’ve been sharing lots on my feed and my daily stories about the journey and all the sacred sites I’ve visited. Check that out at @visionary_lifestyle_guide.  Guys this pilgrimage to the Divine Feminine has been life-changing. I’m finally understanding why I’ve been called to Paris and the south of France for over 3 decades. I’ve discovered that Mary Magdalene spent a significant part of her life here in France, and that Paris is actually named for the

  • VLP S8 7 Soma Temple: The Value of Rudraksha Beads, Malas and Japa Meditation

    21/06/2019 Duração: 37min

    Greetings Rainbow Warriors, I’m coming to you today from Ojai, California. Tomorrow marks the celebration of two important events that I want to make sure you’re aware of. Summer Solstice and the 4th International Day of Yoga. Our guest today is Soma Temple. A 35-year resident of the powerful and holy Island of Bali, Soma Temple is truly one of Bali’s Sacred Goddess’s. Both with her unbreakable faith and her determination to fill the world with love. A dedicated pioneer of the Rudraksha movement and one of the founders of the world's new appreciation for Malas. An incredible mother, friend and mentor, Soma is a warrior of the light in every sense of the words. Soma Temple is the Priestess of Rudraksha Beads, with a special story about how she became so. In this interview, she tells her story and she explains the purpose of malas and how to use them, as well as the significance of that sacred number 108. Join me in Soma’s sacred puja space in her home in Bali for an intimate discussion about these sacred subje

  • VLP S8 6 Phil Dickenson Yoga For Nature

    26/04/2019 Duração: 48min

    Greeting beloved rainbow warriors, earth lovers and sacred activists.I’m coming to you today from beautiful Bali. I thought this interview would be the perfect compliment to earth day week. And can we just talk about earth day for a minute? That’s EVERY DAY, right guys? But officially this is the 10th anniversary of Mother earth day, according to the UN. The Resolution was introduced in 2009 by Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states. The term Mother Earth is used because it "reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit" Can I get an amen!? So in celebration of so much of the world paying attention to this life or death reality, I thought it good to focus on Yoga for the earth today. If you’ve been listening to the show for any amount of time, you know that I’m passionate about the environment and yoga, so what do you expect haha. ‘Now before I get to todays guest, I want to share a recent itunes review with you. Gina says”Magda is fabul

  • BONUS:Julian Silburn Didjeridu Healing Track

    15/04/2019 Duração: 18min

    A bonus episode of healing didjeridu music from my guest Julian Silburn. Enjoy this deeply healing music while meditating, doing breath work or just relaxing!   Check out his healing music and instruments on his website here Julian has been taught by a number of indigenous elders in Northern Territory home of the Yidaki,(Didjeridu) Also can you please add as well as the If there’s space and also for the Album The Golden Age Other CDs are available by contacting Julian direct by email [email protected]  

  • VLP S8 5 Julian Silburn Sound Alchemy For Deep Healing

    14/04/2019 Duração: 25min

    Today’s guest is Julian Silburn. Julian is from Perth Australia and is a didjeridu healer, performer and teacher with a passionate interest in Aboriginal culture and music. Julian has been taught by a number of indigenous elders in Western Australia. Having collaborated with them musically and culturally over many years, he has their blessing and approval for using the didjeridu in his healing, performance and teaching work. In all these activities, he aims to respectfully impart the spirit of what he was taught and to connect people with nature through various rhythms, songs and nature calls. I attended one of Julian’s sound healing offerings at Bali Spirit Festival and was called to dive deeper into his intentions and what potential sound healing holds for us.   To connect with Julian and learn about his instruments, recordings and performances visit his websites here:  Julian has been taught by a number of indigenous elders in Northern Territory home of

  • VLP S8 4 Silvia Mordini:Yomad and Love Alchemist

    05/04/2019 Duração: 31min

    Greetings from Bali my beloved rainbow warriors!I am still in post Bali Spirit bliss and have recovered from the sleep deprivation and massive influx of love into my heart by connecting with new and old friends and soaking up loads of new wisdom and skills. It was 8 solid days and nights and wonderfully exhausting. Just wow. I’m so grateful to be tapped into this community. Bali Spirit fest really did not disappoint, and if fact, it seems to get better and better. There’s truly a global soul family that is converging there year after year and growing and glowing more and more. If you’re following my instagram you saw some of the highlights, and if you’re not, what are you waiting for? Find me on insta at visionary_lifestyle_guide and @visionarylifestylepodcast This year the theme of SHAKTI rang out loud and clear for me so you can watch for my Shakti Power Season following this one. I recorded some amazing interviews and some of them were even done live on my Visionary LIfestyle and Podcast facebook page so y

  • VLP S8 3 Ebony Smith the Ghetto Guru

    12/03/2019 Duração: 35min

      Today’s guest is Ebony Smith aka The Ghetto Guru, world renowned yoga and mindfulness instructor and founder of Yoga N Da Hood (YNDH), a non profit organization dedicated to making wellness accessible to everyone. (in short they teach yoga in the hood) YNDH is one of the fastest growing non profits in Dallas, translating how wellness is implemented across cultural and social economic barriers. Growing up in inner city Dallas, she knew first hand what it means to be at a disadvantage. She then learned the power of thought, and that what you think will truly cultivate the life you live. Ebony is an inspiring example of how yoga can heal and transform your life. She went from getting fired from every job she’d ever had, an alcoholic, misfit;  to traveling the world teaching yoga and mindfulness and inspiring others to be the greatest versions of themselves. From college drop out and pill popper to speaking and teaching at Harvard Medical School, Essence Festival, SXSW, Bali, Canada, Jamaica, and all over the U

  • VLP S8 2 Gywn Williams on The 3 Treasures

    24/02/2019 Duração: 36min

    My interview with Gwyn Williams at Bali Spirit festival discussing the 3 Treasures. Greetings beloved rainbow warriors. I’m coming to you today from Goa india where I’ve been for a couple months now teaching and learning and teaching again. What a blessing to be here spending time in the nourishing sea Gwyn has been teaching his entire adult life. Earlier as a physical education teacher, martial arts instructor and later as a yoga teacher and Zenthai facilitator. His passion for alternative therapies and connecting his heart with his hands led to him teaching Zen Shiatsu at his created Mt. Ninderry Healing Centre in 1999. Since this initial class he has become a national and international teacher of his own form of bodywork/movement and awareness he calls Zenthai. I have to share from his website this explanation of what zenthai is to give you an understanding of who Gywn is. On Zenthai … ‘On the surface we may see a creative form of bodywork integrating techniques and philosophy from Zen Shiatsu, Thai massag

  • 2 Year Anniversary Show!

    23/02/2019 Duração: 21min

    Thanks for helping me celebrate two years of the Visionary Lifestyle Podcast! Check out to find links to donate and support the show. All my love, Magda

  • VLP S8 1 Ayurveda for a Modern World with Insiya Rasiwala Finn

    19/12/2018 Duração: 01h22min

    Greetings Rainbow Warriors, I’m coming to you today from the amazing Auroville India. If you missed my last show and introduction to this brand new season, season 8 of the Visionary Lifestyle Podcast please do and get yourself up to date with where I am and the incredible experience I’m having here. So now This is our first show of season 8 and I couldn’t be more excited to be offering you this particular interview, as it’s been a long time coming. Our guest today is Insiya Rasiwala Finn. She is a Yoga, Ayurveda and Wellness expert who grew up in Bombay, India with Yoga and Ayurveda shaping her life. She is passionate about sharing the transformative impact of these wisdom practices with inspiration, freshness, poetry, and joy; embodying her life as a mama, yogini and community connector in our modern world.  Insiya has crafted a life of globe-trotting en famille, with her partner Eoin Finn and their son Ananda, who she says is one of her greatest teachers, as well as living the simple, slow life when at home

  • Welcome to Season 8 of the VLP

    19/12/2018 Duração: 07min

    An introduction to what's coming up in Season 8 of the show. Coming to you live from Auroville, India!

  • VLP BONUS Laura Fredrickson :Radical Gratitude to Activate Wealth in Your Life

    28/11/2018 Duração: 50min

    Greetings Rainbow Warriors. I’m coming to you today from Bali, and this will likely be my last show from here as I’m off to India next week! I’m going to go explore the intentional community in the south of India known as Auroville. This is a community that was founded 50 years ago, is off the grid , practices sustainable building and organic farming and doesn’t use money. Can you say Visionary? It’s a place that seems to embody most of my top values and I can not wait to see it for myself. If any of you have been there and have tips please do shoot me an email and let me know. You can find me at [email protected]. You know I love hearing from you anyway so don’t hesitate to reach out.Stay tuned for shows from there as I launch season 8 of the podcast which will be, ironically, all recorded in Bali at the Bali Spirit Festival . There are so many incredible interviews there I can hardly wait for you to hear them! And if you’re not in the facebook community yet please jump in there. I’m doing livest

  • VLP S7 6 Dr. Vandana Shiva: Why Working with the Earth is the True Prosperity

    16/11/2018 Duração: 01h43min

    Dr. Vandana shares about eco feminism, artificial intelligence, climate change and so much more in this lecture recorded at her biodiversity farm in India, Navdanya.

  • VLP S7 5: Katie Fisher Vibrational Healing Medicine

    07/11/2018 Duração: 48min

    Greetings from Bali my beloved rainbow Warriors! The monsoon season is upon us and today I saw some of the heaviest rain I’ve seen in my life, and that is saying a lot as I grew up in Hawaii :) And speaking of Hawaii, today’s guest and I have that in common, which makes it pretty funny that we had to go all the way to Rishikesh India to meet each other. Our guest today is Katie Fisher. Katie is an Artist, activist, musician, healer, a practitioner of Chinese medicine, global traveler, facilitator of sound healing. I met Katie at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh. I was immediately drawn to her sound healing classes and her set of rainbow wands, or tuning forks as they’re called actually. I attended some of her classes and became more an more intrigued with the techniques she was teaching, and how she was connecting the practices to yoga. We touch on a lot of different topics in the interview like about yoga, Marma points and Acupuncture, the chakras, the Solfeggio frequencies, Cymatics, sound heali

  • VLP S7 4 Krishnamurthy Mohan Raj: Yoga in China

    31/10/2018 Duração: 34min

    Greetings Rainbow Warriors, I’m coming to you from beautiful Bali, Indonesia today. Happy Samhain, If you’re not familiar with this special day, listen up. "Samhain involves the celebration and festival of death and transformation. It occurs in late October and early November and is most popularly known as Halloween, All Hallows Eve, All Saints & All Souls including Day of the Dead. This is also a celebration for the new year in other practices of the world. Like many cultures celebrating the New Year is a time for letting go of the old and looking ahead to the new. It marks the end of the harvest season. " It is also said that the veil is thinner at this time, giving us access to our dearly departed loved ones. So beloveds, if it resonates with you, light a candle tonight and invite a connection with someone you loved who passed on to the other side. And one more quick announcement, I have just a couple of spots left for the 30 day Visionary Activation Challenge that I announced all over my social media

  • VLP S7 3 Prabhavati Dwabha- Karma Yogi in Rishikesh

    26/10/2018 Duração: 26min

    Greetings Rainbow Warriors, I’m coming to you today from Bali, Indonesia. It’s amazing to be here eating the nourishing tropical fruits, watching sunsets on the beach, and connecting with so many activated rainbow warriors here. Bali really is one of those activated places on the planet, no question. Some say it’s the best place in the world to do healing work, and I believe that. Everything about being here feels nourishing to me. If you haven’t listened to my episodes recorded here at the Bai SPirit Festival, go back and listen to those shows. They’ll give you a real taste of what it’s like to be on the ground here. And coming up after this season from India will be another season of the Bali Spirit Festival, so stay tuned for that. In fact, the last time I saw our guest, was exactly there, even though I met her in Rishikesh India. Our guest today is Pravbavati Dwabha. Dwabha, as she’s called, is an icon of the Rishikesh community. I used to see her around and wonder who she was. She definitely makes an imp

  • VLP S7 2 Dr Maurya: All About Panchakarma

    18/10/2018 Duração: 37min

    Greetings Rainbow Warriors, I’m coming to you today from Bali, Indonesia. Did you catch my facebook live today making kitchari here? You can find it on my Visionary Lifestyle and Podcast page so go and check it out. Most of the essential ingredients are not available here in Bali so we had to make do with what we had but man oh man did it turn out great anyway. So delicious and easy to make! I’m doing a 3 day kitchari cleanse at the moment here where that’s the only thing I’ll eat for a few days and give my digestion a rest so my body can do some cleansing. It’s really the most delicious way to cleanse. Om yum! Check my FB live and my Visionary Lifestyle Guide instagram story for more on that. Great timing for that one too since today’s topic is all about the Ayurvedic cleanse known as panchakarma, and kitchari is the food of choice during that journey of self-love. Today’s interview is with Dr. Maurya, my personal Ayurvedacharya in India. This is Dr. Maury’s second time on the show, so if you’re new to Ayurv

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