Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Yoga Pro Podcast

Sep 21, 2023

There are many ideas about whether or not yoga is a religion and I love having conversations that explore all sides of the topic.


In this episode, Troy Hadeed joins to to share his experience as a religious person who practices yoga and how he sees the relationship between them both.


Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or find it at The Yoga Pro Podcast dot com.  Send a DM or email if you want the direct link.


Troy is a yoga teacher, author, and social entrepreneur who has taught yoga internationally for over 15 years, and has founded several successful businesses, including a hemp store, a waste oil recycling business and a yoga studio. 

He has walked coast-to-coast across central America, navigated the world on a ship, spent prolonged periods in silence and darkness, and is continuously seeking to make sense of the human experience.



-How yoga found Troy

-He talks about his unlikely yoga mentor

-What does practicing yoga really mean?

-The embodiment of yoga from a religious standpoint

-The difference between being told of God and knowing God

-Why divinity isn’t religion

-Redefining what God means to a person

-Understanding wrongs done in the name of religion

-How yoga is spiritual but not religious

-Why deepening his relationship to breath felt like praying

-The relationship between yoga and religions like Hinduism

-Why prayer is something we do with our bodies

-How we unconsciously pray for negative things

-What is manifestation?

-Having your yoga and your religion co-exist

-Why improper breathing impacts your relationship to God

-Practicing with intention

-Finding the yoga space or teacher that aligns with your religious goals

-Why Jesus was the embodiment of yoga



Please fill out our survey and receive a FREE I’m a Yoga Pro sticker!


Would you or someone you know make a great guest?  

Apply with this podcast guest form and waiver



Connect with Troy:

Website -

Instagram -



Connect with Pamela:




Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.