Yours Truly, Yoga aired in a 30 minute format, twice weekly, on Adelphia Cable's Educational Channel and The Stockton Cable Network between 1996 and 2000. Its hostess was long-time Yoga Instructor, "Acharya" Khadi Madama, who also wrote every segment and directed her more than 300,000 viewers through user-friendly Yoga poses.
Viewers could anticipate a flying carpet with exotic Indian music playing in the background and Acharya Khadi's voice reciting the ancient Sanskrit poem welcoming the dawn of a new day. The flying carpet would twist and turn on its way before landing on the ground as Khadi would appear, sitting on it ready to welcome her viewers.
During the show, Acharya Khadi would reach into the Magic Oriental message box to receive the weekly message from the High Lama of Shangri La, the mythical place that viewers were assured they would reach if only they would practice their Yoga.
Fans were encouraged to write in to request a special Yoga pose for a particular purpose. Acharya Khadi would read the request and dedicate that weeks show to the write-in viewer.
There were also occasional antics on the show when special guests would visit, adding to the lighthearted manner in which the show was broadcast.
Acharya Khadi has also been a guest on; TV News 12 NJ, WOBM Radio, The Mom Show, The Ernie Show and she has made personal appearances on behalf of Deborah Hospital through Clinique along with The Amazing Kreskin and numerous appearances throughout the Ocean County Library system. She is also credited with introducing, in 1974, the concept of seated Therapeutic Yoga after her article, "Airborne Asanas" was published in Ambassador Magazine which went all around the world as their In-flight magazine. She has recently been a guest on The Nurses Station (a podcast), The Morning X Show (talking about the mystical side of Yoga) and loves offering her Celebrity Status to endorse worthwhile causes.
As a result of the popularity of the show, Acharya Khadi produced two recordings: The Journey to Shangri La, audio CD and The Journey to Shangri La; Short, Sweet and Simple Yoga on DVD. Both are available for purchase. Please visit the on-line store link for purchasing information and about other products and services.
In January of 2009 Acharya Khadi received the Jewel of India Award in New Delhi, India. She currently is the Yoga Sport Coach for the Jersey Shore Roller Girls derby team; she has presented a Yoga Sports Clinic at the famous Arnold Swarzenegger Martial Arts Fest for the competitors and is a Yoga Sport Trainer for Brazilian Jiujitsu champions. In 1987 her dedicated student, Mr. Harold Rave, took the Decathlon Gold Medal in the German Olympics under her direction. She serves as a member of the Advisory Board to TheHolisticOption.com with a monthly blog and other commentary.
The Yours Truly, Yoga TV Newsletter is mailed, free to former viewers and fans as well as new sign-ups, It offers fun giveaways each month. To sign up, please visit the "Just For You" section where you will also find other fun items to download.
TESTIMONIALS FROM WONDERFUL PEOPLE.....THANK YOU SO MUCH
Thanks for your continuing information.I am sharing your 1974 article Airborne Asanas for plane trips with three of my class who are taking plane rides....they range in age from mid 70's to 91. I know it will help them...the folks I already shared it with have had nothing but praise for it.'Thanks again
Love, Penny Maroldo RN, BSN
"You should be a regular on the "Hot Topic" circuit in Monmouth and Ocean. I remember telling the agents at the Education Meeting for the reason we needed to have you in to speak...we are in such a tough market right now but Khadi's advice on how to find Shangri La brings your stress level from high to low. Her affirmations are something we should recite on a daily basis. Thinking positive and lovely thoughts as Khadi recommends is the key to happiness and success.
Thank you again for such a wonderful inspirational seminar. I hope that our paths cross again in the future."
NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award 2004-2008
International President's Circle
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
"Your visit to Lord and Taylor helped with my decision to get back into Yoga. I will never stop!"
Thanks, Roxane B.
Lord & Taylor Coordinator for "Beauty From the Inside Out" trade show.
"Dear Khadi~Enjoyed the podcast. Congratulations! You are a natural speaker with helpful suggestions for all who are willing to listen"
L. P.Principal Library Assistant Ocean County Library
Acharya Khadi says "Remember to think happy thoughts and keep smiling"