Episode: 3

Ayurvedic self-care for yoga teachers

Welcome to Episode 3 of Let’s Talk Yoga!

In today’s episode, we will understand the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda. 

Join me as I welcome our guest, Afrin Sopariwala, for our first interview on the Let’s Talk Yoga podcast. 

Afrin and I are dear friends connected by yoga. We met in a yoga class almost seven years ago. Afrin worked for two years at Google but left knowing that being a corporate employee was not for her. Eventually, she became an activist, doing talks and organizing protests about the climate crisis. She almost even got arrested. She presently works as a full-time Ayurveda practitioner. 

Afrin found herself in the yoga mat when she experienced stress as she was leaving Google. When her contract ended, she also felt an end to a relationship. Yoga healed her body and her heart and made her reflect on herself. 

She studied Ayurveda for two years while being an activist. When these activities came to a burnout point, she went to work with a naturopathic doctor in Seattle and also started to see her own clients. 

Ayurveda was derived from two Sanskrit words (āyus + veda) meaning “wisdom of life”. It was developed in India, and it is one of the oldest practiced holistic medical systems in the world. It is a way of living in harmony with the nature around you and also knowing the nature within you. It helps you learn and discover your uniqueness. 

Episode highlights: 

  • Ayurveda and yoga 
  • Ayurveda explained and simplified and the common misconceptions about it 
  • Ayurveda and self-care 
  • When to seek Ayurveda help 
  • How to access good ayurvedic wisdom 
  • Ayurvedic doctors versus ayurvedic practitioners 
  • Ayurveda for yoga teachers to combat fatigue, voice strain, disrupted sleep, burnout and when doing yoga outdoors 

Resources and links mentioned: 

  • Dr. Vasant Lad’s Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing 
  • Dr. Robert Svoboda’s Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity 

Did you enjoy today’s episode? 

Please click here to leave a review for The Let’s Talk Yoga Podcast. Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app to get notified when a new episode comes out! 

Do you know someone who might enjoy this episode? Share this episode! 

Featured Guests

Afrin Sopariwala

Afrin Sopariwala is a Women’s Health Specialist and Life Coach. She’s a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and has a Yoga Teacher Certification.

Her own personal journey in healing from severe menstrual & digestive issues made her a life-long believer in a holistic approach to mid-body wellbeing. She loves to share practical, empowering, environmentally conscious, and result-focused techniques. She believes the simple daily practices of wellbeing can entirely transform your life. The trick is feeling motivated enough to build those habits. That’s where a coach comes in to guide you through that process.


Hey there,

Get your free download right away

Yes send me the free guide

Yes send me the free guide

Yes send me the free guide

Yes send me the free guide