The Yogapedia Podcast Featuring Astrud Castillo

By Yogapedia Editorial Team
Published: May 13, 2020
Key Takeaways

In this episode of The Yogapedia Podcast, we talk with Astrud Castillo about the heritage of Bhakti yoga and the power of mantra.


We're excited to bring you Episode Four of Season Three of The Yodapedia Podcast featuring yoga teacher and kirtan artist, Astrud Castillo!

In This Interview:

Coming Home to Your Self with Bhakti Yoga

Castillo has been teaching yoga in NYC and San Francisco for over 20 years. She has studied with many renowned master teachers and had the honor of studying Vedic chanting and yoga philosophy with T.K.V. Desikachar. These days she spreads her love and knowledge of Bhakti yoga to aspiring teachers around the Bay Area.

Since 2012, Castillo has been leading her band the Cosmic Caravan locally, nationally and internationally. She passionately guides communities in the ancient art of kirtan – singing the names of the divine through call-and-response chanting.

In this episode we talk with Castillo about the heritage of Bhakti yoga and the power of mantra. Listen in as we discuss why chanting can be such a powerful tool and what Bhakti means to her.


Listen to the interview here, or download or subscribe to the podcast using the podcast app of your choice. Be sure to like us or give us a comment if you do!

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Why The Yogapedia Podcast?

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, more 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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Yogapedia Editorial Team
Yogapedia's editorial team is dedicated to writing and curating authentic yogic knowledge from around the globe. Our intention is to help seekers turn within and connect with Self (Ātman) through shared understanding of the philosophy and practice of yoga.

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