Episode 73

70 mins

Tristan Rose - Yoga is a Weapon of Peace

February 2, 2020

Tristan Rose is a yoga teacher, military veteran and the founder of Blind Tiger Yoga. Blind Tiger Yoga focuses on helping members of the Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their broader communities, through yoga and meditation. Tristan discovered yin yoga, yoga nidra and meditation as powerful tools for managing pain from multiple injuries he sustained while on deployment overseas and he has trained with remarkable teachers such as Bernie Clark and Paul and Suzee Grilley.

In this conversation, we learn how Tristan became involved in the military, and how he completed two university degrees while maintaining a full time job overseas. We learn how Tristan discovered yin yoga after accidentally walking into the wrong class, and how it changed his life. We learn what lead Tristan to teach yoga and some exciting plans that he has for the future.

Warning: Some of the content in this episode may be disturbing or triggering for some listeners.

Links
Tristan's website: https://tristanrose.com.au/about-tristan-rose/
Blind Tiger Yoga: https://blindtigeryoga.com/
Tristan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tristanrose.com.au/

Makarlu Masterclass: https://www.gardenofyoga.com.au/workshops/makarlu-masterclass/

Highlights

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1:35 Makarlu Masterclass workshop
2:24 Tristan tells us about growing up in Newcastle, New South Wales
2:48 Rugby Union or League?
2:59 Rane heard wrong about the abundance of mangoes in Newcastle
3:15 How did Tristan become involved in the military?
6:38 Is it yoga’s ability to help you come to rest what appeals to Tristan?
7:23 How did Tristan discover yoga?
11:14 “Just don’t do yoga” Early non-inclusive experiences
12:23 “I went into a yin class by mistake. It was an amazing teacher - Rich Kelly”
14:01 What lead Tristan to wanting to teach yoga?
19:55 Does Tristan teach differently for different groups?
26:01 Blind Tiger Yoga
31:20 Does Tristan have advice on making classes more inclusive?
36:00 Midroll - About our Patreon Page!
37:28 How does Tristan find the “goldilocks position” when he may be navigating through a lot of pain in a particular day?
43:13 Yoga as a place of allowing
44:45 Does Tristan have any practices to help avoid burn out?
49:14 Has Tristan considered running teacher trainings?
53:10 A unicorn in the yoga world
64:00 Teachers that call themselves masters
66:55 What is the core lesson that Tristan would like to share with the world?

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