Beyond Bending: Yoga Pro Looks to Heal the World

"You have to learn to see yourself. You're hiding something. And not just the physical body. We're talking about everything goes on internally. The emotional body. That's why we go there--to heal, really because the yoga is really mental work.

Yoga master Isabel Tomasino

Is is possible to beat depression through stretching and breathing rather than meds? Isabel Tomasino is certain that’s the case. Tomasino is a Northern California yoga pro who’s used the practice to heal her own physical and psychological wounds. Tomasino came to the United States with only a few dollar and a dream, driven to share this gift with the world. She addresses the controversy surrounding the founder of Bikram Yoga, including her inner conflict and how it’s possible to achieve ultimate pleasure in class with the right posture. Enough said!

The Dave Lewis Show
The Dave Lewis Show
Beyond Bending: Yoga Pro Looks to Heal the World


  1. Jim Heinz says:

    Isabel is the best Bikram instructor that I’ve had. She is extremely good at explaining the benefits of the postures and demonstrating them. In addition, she does have a very caring spirit and conveys meaningful wisdom to her students. She is a genuinely nice person outside of the studio, as well.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Great podcast. It’s a joy to hear advanced Bikram yogis speak about the sequence

  3. Dorene says:

    This was amazing Isabel! Her passion for Bikram is unparalleled to any other!

  4. Margo says:

    Awesome podcast Dave and Isabel! I always love taking Isabel’s yoga classes and the pearls of wisdom that she so beautifully speaks about.

  5. Adriana says:

    As a fellow Bikram Yoga teacher, and Isabel being my first Bikram Yoga teacher almost 6 years ago, I love this. She’s amazing 😊♥️

  6. Nick says:

    Great podcast! So inspiring!!

  7. G. I. Tomasino vda de Canales says:

    I love your passion for life, teaching your knowledge & your beliefs.. Congratulations and “pa delante que para atrás ni para agarrar impulso.” All the best in your future projects and dreams. You have already proved you can fullfil and finish what you start. Do more. ❤️

  8. Isabel is such an amazing soul and gives nothing but love and caring to those around her.

  9. Skilly says:

    So great to hear Isabel sharing her experience. Her practice and many years of experience applied with her unique approach to a healthy life is a pleasure to listen to. What a great podcast – there is no quick fix – this is a journey! Thank you Dave and Izzy1

  10. Jawad says:

    Isabel is an amazing enlightened yogi who always stresses the importance of mind body connection through the practice of Bikram Yoga. I take her class whenever I need to destress and I’ve never walked out of her class not feeling amazing.

  11. Katerina says:

    Amazing! Could have said it better. It’s work work work and it’s all worth it💕

  12. Jorge Barrera says:

    Izzy is a big inspiration in my life! I am a fan.

  13. Erin says:

    I love this! I completely believe in the healing abound yoga! Namaste!

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