For the past few weeks, the team at Yogapedia has been bustling around in anticipation of this day. Well, friends, the day has arrived! We couldn't be happier or more grateful to be launching the first episode of The Yogapedia Podcast with a very special guest: MC YOGI, a renowned Yogi and musician, who also goes by the name Nicholas Giacomini.

The Yogapedia Podcast is here to help you navigate life’s biggest questions through the lens of yoga. Listen to insightful discussions with master teachers, leading experts, doctors, researchers and practitioners as they share all the tips, secrets, and special knowledge you need for a healthier, meaningful life. The ancient teachings of yoga offer extraordinary solutions for navigating many of the critical issues in our modern landscape. Through intimate conversation our expert guests share their personal relationship to yoga, the discoveries that defined their path and the insights that brought meaning into their everyday lives.

The podcast is hosted by Saraswati Clere, an award-winning documentary film-maker, yoga studio owner and 500 RYT Yoga Teacher Trainer, with intro music by Jim Beckwith.

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In This Interview: Peace, Love and Hip Hop

MC YOGI is a revolutionary who draws on the power of music, yoga, art and activism in a new genre of conscious hip-hop. In this conversation, we dive into MC YOGI’s journey into yoga. A master storyteller, he shares with humility, great wisdom and humor - and spontaneously breaks into poetry and rap.

Today, MC YOGI is an international hip-hop artist and one of the most well-respected yoga teachers in North America. Yet, his journey to success took strong will and direction. MC YOGI was a juvenile delinquent, who was sent to live at a group home for at-risk youth, was arrested for vandalism, and got caught up in a world of drugs and chaos. At 18, fate brought him to his first yoga class. After discovering yoga, MC YOGI devoted himself to the practice. From traveling to India to study with gurus to living and learning with many American yoga masters, MC YOGI soaked in the knowledge that would revolutionize his entire life and put him on the path to healing, wholeness and peace.

In 2008, he created an inspiring video in support of Obama for the election and he and his wife, Amanda, were invited to the White House by Michelle Obama to teach yoga and become Global Health Ambassadors.

Check out MC YOGI's recent memoire called "Spiritual Graffiti," in which he offers his wisdom and inspiration.