The Dandelion Effect Podcast: The Magic Of Living A Connected Life

The Dandelion Effect Podcast: The Magic Of Living A Connected Life

The Dandelion Effect podcast is a space for organic conversation about the magic of living a connected life. Just like the natural world around us, we are all linked through an intricate web, a never-ending ripple that spans across the globe. Here, we explore the ideas that our guests carry through the world, remember who and what inspired them along the way, and uncover the seeds that helped them blossom into their unique version of this human experience.

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Judith Hanson Lasater: Trusting the Body’s Wisdom to Guide Us Home

Judith Hanson Lasater is an American yoga teacher and writer who is recognized as one of the leading yoga teachers in the country and throughout the world. In this conversation, we talk about the right-hand turn that changed her life, her personal understanding of the word ‘spiritual,’ how the body is a storehouse for wisdom, and her favorite memory from the Feathered Pipe Ranch over the years. Listen Here

Dandelion Effect Podcast: “Best of Season One” Episode

The "Best Of Season One” episode is a taster to hear pieces of all 22 Dandelion Effect Podcast episodes, inviting you go back and listen to the ones that you missed. These conversations explore a range of topics including post traumatic growth and healing, music therapy, food systems and soil, refugee resettlement, mental health and suicide prevention, nonviolent communication, transgender healthcare, cultural preservation and so much more. Listen Here

India Supera: Walking the Path of Kindness

Today’s episode is the last interview ever conducted with India Supera, the Feathered Pipe Ranch founder and visionary. For 44 years, India Supera floated around the property at the Feathered Pipe Ranch, welcoming new guests like old family and sharing stories in front of the stone fireplace. Stories that included tales of her travels in the 1960s and the extraordinary circumstances that led to her vision for America’s first healing center of its kind. Listen Here

Wilmot Collins: From Liberian Refugee to Montana Mayor

Wilmot Collins is the Mayor of Helena, Montana. Born in Liberia, West Africa, he and his wife fled the country when a dangerous civil war erupted, killing 250,000 people and displacing over a million more. We shared many, many tears as he walked me through the unbelievable circumstances that he has survived, a barrage of hurdles, one after the next, that nearly defeated him on his path to freedom and reconnection with his family. Listen Here

Nat Kendall: The Path to Personal Truth

Nat Kendall is a San Francisco-based Bhakti yoga teacher and musician who hosts weekly classes in the Bay Area, annual retreats at Feathered Pipe Ranch and has produced numerous albums with different collaborators. This is a deeply personal conversation about truth, vulnerability, commitment to self love, and life as the ultimate practice of yogic philosophy. We talk about seeing our teachers as humans, not people who are perfected beings or enlightened masters. Listen Here

Howard Binkow: Exploring the Lost Art of Listening

Howard Binkow, author, publisher and currently CEO of the We Do Listen Foundation, is an old friend of India Supera. At 88 years old, his life is dedicated to the subject of listening, and he has been a listener in training for 28 years. In today’s conversation, we focus on the two pillars of listening that he learned from author Steven Covey: “Seek first to understand before being understood” and “be present.” Listen Here

Jim Barngrover: Regenerating Our Food, Soil and Community

Jim Barngrover has over four decades of experience in organic gardening, regenerative farming and marketing local and fairtrade products. In his young adult life, he serendipitously stumbled into the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Jim speaks to the chemically-dependent industrial farming complex in America, the reasons why he farms with organic and regenerative practices, and the lessons that he’s learned from working in harmony with the land. Listen Here

Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher: An Inside Look at Gender Affirmation Surgery

Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher is double-board certified in general and plastic surgery, and is a leader in the field of gender affirmation surgery, serving the transgender community through her private practice in Miami. Today, Sidhbh joins us for an inspiring conversation about her path to becoming a surgeon and how she works to support people on their journeys to feeling comfortable and complete in their own bodies. Listen Here

R. Carlos Nakai: Sharing Your Soul’s Music

Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. has released more than 50 albums in his career, earning Platinum status with his album Canyon Trilogy. He speaks of the flute as a vehicle for telling your authentic story, the self expression that allows you to put yourself in the center of your life, to realize that the gifts and tools you were born with are exactly what you need to be who you are meant to be in this world. Listen Here

Lauren Walker: Energy Medicine for Healing Trauma Patterns

Lauren Walker is the founder of Energy Medicine Yoga, a highly intuitive, simple healing method that marries yoga with the transformative power of energy work. Today, we cover a topic so relevant to what we’re facing on a collective and an individual scale: trauma. This conversation aims to be a safe container where we unpack and give context to the word that’s become so common in mainstream vernacular. Listen Here

Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen: Becoming Who You Were Meant to Be

Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker who has deep ties with the Feathered Pipe Ranch. In today’s conversation—beginning with her upbringing as a Japanese American during World War II, her first memories of recognizing injustices and privilege, moments of divine connection and humility, the Age of Aquarius and so much more. Listen Here

Gary Lemons: Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness

Gary Lemons is a poet, yogi, activist and long-time member of the Feathered Pipe Ranch Community, venturing to Helena, Montana for 20 summers in a row to study with renowned yoga and dharma teacher Erich Schiffmann. We recognize here, together, that poetry was a form of meditative awareness for Gary long before he even knew what meditation was, and he reflects on the evolution of his craft over the decades. Listen Here

The Dandelion Effect Podcast Reviews and Love Notes:

-- “I listened to the podcasts with Allison and Danny last weekend and was so impressed with the work. I found the nature of the discussions to be incredibly graceful and informative. I’ve really come to understand better the mission of The Dandelion Effect. From what I’ve listened to so far, it’s absolutely based in a place of kindness, giving, and gentleness.”


-- “I am only 26 minutes into the first episode and I am loving it so much. Remembering that my body innately knows how to heal and that I am right where I need to be. Thank you!”


-- “It’s refreshing to listen to a podcast telling real stories of mindfulness making an impact on people dealing with real issues in today’s turbulent climate. It’s raw, it’s inspiring and I love it.”


-- “Wow! I just listened to my first Dandelion Effect Podcast, the episode with Sarah from Mooxli. I’m so f’ing impressed. You are phenomenal. Thank you!”


-- “I just finished listening to the podcast – in every way, fabulous. I learned so much – and got perspective on the overall big picture of mental health research (its importance, where the obstacles are) and so many other insights. WELL DONE!!!!”


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