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Bridgewalkers' Tea

40 EpisodesProduced by Manasi KakadeWebsite

Grab your tea, pull up a chair, and join Manasi Kakade and Rose Pudzis in these candid, unfiltered conversations at the intersection of practical spirituality, systemic change and solo-preneurship. Manasi is a Practical Spirituality Mentor for Bridgewalker visionary coaches, healers, artists and aut… read more

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38. Karma, Dharma, Adharma

September 9th, 2023


Some of Manasi's most popular TikTok videos are on Karma & Dharma. So in this episode Manasi explains these concepts in detail, and debunks some …

37. Journey through Grief - Disconnecting & Reconnecting to Spirituality

August 11th, 2023


Rose is back! In this episode, Rose candidly shares how grief disconnected her from mystical spirituality but required her to anchor into the most fundamental principles of practical spirituality. From living in the …

36. Secrets of Longevity & Well-being

August 5th, 2023


Manasi shares what she learned about long, healthy and harmonious life, by observing and interacting with her grandparents and great-grandparents who lived 90+ years (one 106 years). May all of us find the courage …

35. Ease in Money & Solar Plexus Mutation in Human Design

July 28th, 2023


Venus Retrograde has brought Manasi some beautiful insights around money, what we value, and that led to us to conversing around the Solar Plexus …

34. Leadership Lessons from Dog Training

July 21st, 2023


Leaders that our world needs are not the ones who operate from control and authority but the ones who operate from love. What are Marcy and Manasi …

33. Soul's Contract & Life Purpose

July 14th, 2023


What is a Soul's Contract? What is the purpose of living a life on the Earth? How it relates to manifesting our desires? Let's dive in!

Further …

32. Gender Gap in Emotional Labor & Mental Load

July 7th, 2023


We are in Venus Retrograde. So the theme of deepening our ways of giving & receiving love is showing up in healing.

Thanks to toxic patriarchy, emotional intimacy & connection feels illusive and missing in many …

31. How to Be a Good Student / Learner

July 1st, 2023


A friend asked Manasi, "You have done a few episodes explaining what makes a good teacher. But how does one become a good student?" Let's discuss …

30. What Is Personal Power & How to Cultivate It?

June 23rd, 2023


When the energy of power shows up in an imbalanced way, we hurt others by exerting control & authority over others in aggressive or passive …

29. Parental Trauma & Pradnya Aparadha

June 9th, 2023


Have you ever found yourself inaccurately assessing a situation or a person? Your trauma and your healing has something to do with it. Let's discuss more on that in this episode.

Resources Referred to in the …

28. What Does It Really Take to Make Aligned Decisions

May 19th, 2023


When Marcia asked the question, "How do we choose a teacher or a product offering that is right for us?", Manasi took the answer to a deeper level explaining, what does it really take to make an aligned decision of any …

27. Why (Many) Indians Don't Get Racism & Cultural Appropriation

May 13th, 2023


Manasi was asked, "Why is it that some Indians instantly understand racism, and some spew anti-Black sentiments?" Here's her opinion on why that …

26. 5 Spiritual Lessons from Gardening

May 5th, 2023


When a beginner gardener brought mindfulness and contemplation while gardening, spiritual lessons started emerging. These lessons may not be new for …

25. Rest Management

April 28th, 2023


Time management is energy management. And energy management begins with rest management. This episode shares some practical tips on how to bring in rest, relaxation and pleasure, even if in small bits, when the life and …

24. Seasonal Changes & Personal Alignment through Karma

April 21st, 2023


If we pause enough, we notice that we have different energetic needs in different seasons of nature, and phases of life. This episode shares, examples from our personal experience, on how we cater to those needs through …

23. Connecting to Sacred Knowledge & Stewarding the Culture

April 14th, 2023


Manasi often gets asked, "Should non-Indians teach Yoga, Chakra, Ayurveda, Jyotishshastra or Vastushastra?" Tune into this episode to hear the …

22. Superficial Information vs. Internalized, Embodied Wisdom

April 7th, 2023


How does one go from consuming and gathering information to embodying genuine wisdom? What's the difference? Why is it even necessary to do so for your sake and for others?

If you are a coach, healer, teacher, this …

21. Money Wounds, Solo-preneurship & Communal Healing

March 31st, 2023


Wounding around money is inevitable. But it keeps us from earning, spending or growing money. It keeps us from experiencing true abundance beyond money. Today we discuss how we recognized our money wounds, and what we …

20. 7 Chakra and Expression

August 26th, 2022


Expression doesn't just come in the form of spoken or written words. Expression includes art, music, clothing, decisions, actions and more. Your expression is you being YOU. This conversation is all about such …

19. Skills to Develop to Make Healing Easier

August 20th, 2022


Through Manasi's recent personal experience with deep and painful healing process, she shares what tools and skills came in handy. You will hear:

18. Being Multipassionate - Its Overwhelm and Wounds of Productivity

August 13th, 2022


This tea is for all you wonderful multi-passionate people. Let's understand:

  • What it really means to "niche down" and how that applies to you when …

17. How to Pick a Good Teacher / Spiritual Mentor

July 15th, 2022


Teachers you learn from have the capacity to bring you wisdom, healing, and confidence or they can induce more wounds, harm and make you feel you …

16. Challenges of a Woman of Color in the Professional Speaking Industry

July 8th, 2022


This tea starts with lessons from Manasi's dog, Argo, Rising signs, and then settles into Manasi sharing her challenges as an immigrant woman from India to the USA, teaching spirituality as a Professional Speaker in the …

15. Practical Example of Subconscious Fear of Failing & How to Heal It

June 24th, 2022


Wounding can happen in the simplest moments. Healing takes intentional reflection, making uncomfortable decisions, and taking courageous actions. Listen in for a practical example of how a subconscious fear can set in, …

14. Pluto Return of the USA with Astrologer Dr. Michael Lennox

June 17th, 2022


Manasi's go-to astrologer for Western Astrology and an Ambassador for Conscious Embodiment, Dr. Michael Lennox, joins Manasi in this discussion / …

13. Castism, Cultural Appropriation and Manasi's Family History

June 10th, 2022


For the first time, Manasi is publicly sharing her family's lived experience in the social system of castism in India. She also touches upon the struggles of modern day India and Indian people as it relates to religion …

12. Grief & Why We Took The Unplanned Break

June 3rd, 2022


Grieving is a process unique to each individual. Yet there's something healing about sharing your grief (if and when you want to do that), and …

11. Seasons - in Nature, Business and Life

March 4th, 2022


Rose couldn't join us at this tea. So Manasi invited another friend and a Bridgewalker, Marcia Bernstein. Marcia is an expert in Ayurveda and a real …

10. Inspired Action, "Kotodama", and Pronunciations as an Effect of Colonization

February 11th, 2022


As always, Rose and Manasi cover a lot of ground through their open, honest, candid conversation. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What the wisdom …

9. Mother Mary, Systemic Oppression & Living Your Purpose

January 28th, 2022


This episode is juicy, fiery, and it will leave you with inspiration, healing and empowerment. 

Rose starts off the episode with a beautiful quote …

8. Value of Rest & Inner Peace in Expressing Your True (aka Divine) Potential

January 21st, 2022


This episode is dedicated to all the care-givers including parents taking care of children. Manasi starts out by sharing an unexpected family emergency that they faced in December. (Everything is fine now.) She now has …

7. Individualistic vs. Group Oriented Cultures

January 14th, 2022


You may know Manasi is born and brought up in India which is a Collectivist / Group Oriented Culture. She now lives in the USA which is an …

6b. BONUS - Word of the Year

January 11th, 2022


Bonus episodes are short snippets that explain a specific idea or answer a question from listeners. You can submit your question via email at

In this one, Manasi shares how she selects her …

6. Playfulness and joy of the vision

January 7th, 2022


What are most of us conditioned to do when we first get an idea, a vision or set a new goal? We ask the "How" - "How do I do this?"

Jumping from vision to action, is a surefire way of cutting the flow of the energy. …

5. Astrology, North Node, and Its Practical Application

December 24th, 2021


This episode really needs your tea! So grab it, and join in this fun and informative conversation about astrology, North Node and what it has to tell …

4. Marketing Practices - Trauma It Creates, What To Do Instead

December 17th, 2021


Note: There's some cussing, swearing in this episode so be careful of whom you are listening with. 

The world of solo-preneurship is filled with …

3. Stories of wounds of cultural appropriation, racism, beauty standards, and comparison to others

December 10th, 2021


Oh my! This episode came through as inspiration wrapped in entertainment.

It's filled with stories that discuss wounds of colonization, cultural …

2. Productivity, Flow and How Your Energy Affects Both

November 30th, 2021


Even before we jump into the conversation about productivity and flow, Manasi shares more about Diwali, and a fun ritual they do for their dog Argo on the day of Govasta Dwadashi or Vasubaras. Video of it here:

1. Origin Story of Bridgewalkers' Tea Podcast - Divine timing + Aligned Action = Flow

November 30th, 2021


Join us as Manasi shares the story of how quickly this podcast came together - the idea of co-hosting, getting Rose on board, and recording their first episode was all done within a week WHILE Manasi was on vacation! …

0. Welcome to Bridgewalkers' Tea!

November 28th, 2021


A Bridgewalker is an analytical, critical thinker fascinated by spirituality. If you are a Bridgewalker coach, healer, artist, author or speaker, you have come to right place because this podcast is all about practical …

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