Yoga Podcast Ep. 63: Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen

Go Get Your Peace

Today is March 21st, two years to the day from when I left my daughter Meghan in Australia at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. I am here with her now in Tasmania and after two long years of separation, I can’t tell you the relief and joy that I feel.

It was the longest amount of time we’d ever been apart, with a grief that was at times, overwhelming. Though it’s a sadness I rarely talked about or shared. And I’m not exactly sure why because I’m sure many of you were feeling it too.

Which is something today’s guest, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen reminded me — that we have all experienced trauma in some form or another. And it’s this suffering that connects us and can bring us closer together. But only if we give it the proper space and welcome others in. As Wambui shares in the podcast, until you can mourn, peace will evade you.

Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen is an Ashtanga yoga teacher based in Finland. Born in Kenya and raised in the U.S., Wambui now lives in Helsinki with her husband, Petri who also teaches, and their two young sons. Wambui is passionate about providing wellness through yoga and meditation to those actively engaged in equity and social justice. For in the midst of dismantling systemic oppression, we need to allow space for our own self care. This is part of our practice. And the way we go get our peace.

To learn more about Wambui and her offerings, visit and @wellnesswithwambui.

The Ashtanga Dispatch Yoga Podcast is is produced, edited, and hosted by Peg Mulqueen along with Meghan Powell. Music is by Marc Pilley.

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