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Cate Stillman: Vibrant Health Educator, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Conscious Entrepreneur

Yoga students, yoga teachers and wellness pros listen to innovative, awake living tips for vibrant health. Live the yoga lifestyle by updating your habits in line with Ayurveda. Combining ayurvedic philosophy, healthy foods, and behavioral science to uplevel your habits in line with your wellness potential. Progressive and informed from ancient evolutionary wisdom, Cate Stillman conducts expert in depth interviews with experts in yoga, ayurveda, conscious entrepreneurship, eating raw, living foods and progressive family living. This podcast is packed with Cate's passionate workshops, conversations and uber practical yoga classes that makes an impact on how you feel, what you do, what you think and talk about and ultimately how you show up in the world! Join the Yogahealer community at yogahealer.com

Episodes

Yogahealer Internships with Hadlee Garrison
30:41
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 30:41
Yogahealer Internships with Hadlee Garrison

On today’s show, we talk all about internships. How do you develop an internship program? How do you become an intern in someone else’s program? How can you encourage someone who you think would be great at it to start an internship program? You’ll learn the answer to these questions and more in this chat with Hadlee Garrison, one of our Summer 2017 (and beyond!) interns at Yogahealer.

 

I rap with Hadlee Garrison about Internships:

  • How internships relate back to ancient wisdom concepts and practices
  • Why an internship program needs to vibe with your interests
  • How the exchange of information and skills in an intern-mentor relationship helps both sides get what they need

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn how to create, guide, and refine an internship program for yourself or your organization
  • See how organizations and individuals can change when an intern starts working
  • Learn how to get past the roadblocks that might be keeping you from hiring an intern

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 1:50 — Hadlee approached Yogahealer because she has a passion for health, nutrition, Ayurveda and self-improvement. She loved Yogahealer’s accessible, applicable, realistic vibe — it felt like a perfect match for her to pursue an internship here. That’s the feeling everyone should ideally get from a program.
  • 6:20 — The way Yogahealer has always arranged internships is by positioning the program as an opportunity for greater learning and relationship development. It ties in with the ancient concept and foundational relationship of gurukula, or mentorship.
  • 12:00 — When Hadlee approached us about becoming an intern, it was necessary to create and define a position for her — as it is with any program. We already have a vibrant work-study program, but the internships needed some finessing. Hadlee took over much of the work involved with producing Yogahealer Podcast materials as a result.
  • 20:20 — Hadlee is also now working on developing the Yogahealer internship program and creating the guide, structure, and documentation that can help future interns step into the role. Not knowing how to hire and train interns is a big obstacle in people’s reluctance to develop internship programs in the first place.
  • 22:40 — Hiring an intern can be very similar to hiring a contractor or hiring for a full-time position. It requires looking at paths to leadership, creating a job description, defining roles, and finding a personality type that fits.
  • 24:15 — Hadlee shares her advice for millennial students who want to pursue internships but aren’t sure about how to approach their schools or find a program that works for them.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “It’s self-enhancement to the max!” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “For anyone who’s self-employed and doesn’t have an intern, you’re kind of missing out on a really interesting exchange.” –Cate Stillman
  • “You can make it so sustainable. Yes, you’re going to have to put in the work at first.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Even just having an intern to create your internship program is going to be so helpful.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Being a student vs. having a job was like night and day… If I had done some sort of internship, it would’ve given me a clue!” –Cate Stillman
  • “When you’re actually applying the stuff that you’re learning, you learn it 10 times more quickly than you do studying theory.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Exchange value for value at the highest potential level.” –Cate Stillman

Ayurveda for Health and Disease
01:31:28
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 01:31:28
Ayurveda for Health and Disease

I just put it out through email: what do you want to learn next? I love doing webinars, and I love talking about Ayurveda. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Cate Stillman. I started Yogahealer.com in 2001 as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist — basically as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. And I absolutely love having very practical, innovative conversations about Ayurveda.

 

So I put it out via email to ask what the community wants to learn next. Do we want to look at Ayurveda for constitutions? Do we want to look at health and disease? Do we want to look at Ayurveda for the season, and the season that we're going into? We had a lot of neck-and-neck responses; a lot of us wanted to learn about all of those topics. But the one that rose slightly above the other ones was on Ayurveda for health and disease. So that's what we're talking about today. I have a lecture that's about an hour long, and then host a Q+A session.

I rap about Ayurveda for health and disease:

  • How disease and healing work from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • What healing actually is, and the importance of being in sync with nature
  • How self-healers, family healers, and pro-healers can incorporate Ayurveda to more quickly get to the root of what’s troubling them
  • Why you need to know what enstasy is

 

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn what to do if your body or mind is experiencing “technical difficulties”
  • Find out how to embark on your own self-healer path
  • Learn the primary causes of disease and disintegration on a cellular level
  • Gain a better understanding of the true costs associated with misunderstanding disease

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 6:00 — We are our own test subjects when it comes to learning what works best for us, health-wise and in thrive. Finding out what works for our bodies is a process. We need to learn to run better experiments so that tomorrow is better than today, and so that we can not only help ourselves, but also help families and clients.
  • 11:30 — There are costs of not understanding disease. These aren’t just costs involved with the country’s healthcare system or the supplement industry — costs that feed off a lack of deep, foundational knowledge. They are costs of not understanding how your body works, and not understanding Ayurveda.
  • 17:15 — Many people’s entire lifestyles just aren’t working for them today. Our culture isn’t in sync with nature’s rhythms. And we’re covering this up with a range of “band-aids” in the form of pharmaceuticals and surgeries. We need to learn about the natural energies behind who we are.
  • 21:50 — When thinking of disease and health, we must always remember Cause and Effect. We must remember that we frequently can’t see the causes, but we can see the effects — the disease. Understanding cause and effect is essential in finding clarity about changing our own causes to change our effects.
  • 33:30 — We are wired for bliss and deeply satisfying intimacy in our relationships. That’s one of the roots of health. We have a responsibility to get to the root of dis-ease in relationships to break cyclical drama patterns.
  • 45:30 — Eventually, a physical disease becomes metaphysical. We start to point our awareness inward, and we discover the roots of disease. And, while looking within ourselves, we start to discover our different bodies — there are so many more than just our physical bodies.
  • 1:03:00 — The Q+A session with webinar listeners begins.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I have a penchant for making the practical wisdom of ancient medicine a little bit more accessible for modern humans, just so we can have great lives, and raise our kids, and be a little bit more interconnected, a little bit more enlightened, and a lot more healthy than we might otherwise be." - Cate Stillman
  • “Everything around us is the beauty of the universe that created us.” –Cate Stillman
  • “You want to get to the root of what’s going on with you. You want to understand cause and effect with yourself.” –Cate Stillman
  • “There’s a cost to not understanding the basic wisdom of Ayurveda. How much do you spend vs. invest in your body wisdom?” –Cate Stillman
  • “We are nature. We are our ecosystems.” –Cate Stillman
  • “The roots of disease are the same, and the roots of healing are the same.” –Cate Stillman

Ask Cate: Existential Opportunities with Carrie Seitz
33:07
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 33:07
Ask Cate: Existential Opportunities with Carrie Seitz

On today’s show, I talk with a long-term course member and friend, Carrie Seitz. She messaged me and said she was going to be in the Tetons and asked if I wanted to go for a mountain bike ride. Of course I said yes, because she’s so much fun to hang out with. So the day arrived, and we were biking Mill Creek, which is a super steep, 2.5-hour trail.

As we got about a quarter of the way in, Carrie — who just signed up for Yoga Health Coaching — started asking me all sorts of questions. She wants to start working for herself, but she isn’t sure if it’s the right fit for her because she doesn’t really do or teach Yoga. Over the course of our bike ride, we fleshed out some deeper details and ended up having a coaching session after we got back. Today’s episode is a result of that big discussion.

You’ll find this episode super helpful if, while you’re listening, you’re trying to figure out your deeper dharma. Figure out how to tap into it and where you’re going in the next chapter of your life. I’ll guide you through a five-word exercise, and you’ll hear me coach Carrie through it to get a better idea of what it entails.

 

I rap with Carrie Seitz about Existential Opportunities:

  • Why a crisis isn’t too different from an opportunity, depending on how you look at it
  • What bhavanas are and how they tie into the client experience
  • Why how you show up in life matters
  • How the four aims of Yoga help you get your needs met

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn how to shift from crisis mode into opportunity mode
  • Find out the basics of designing a brand based on your personality
  • Learn how to create experiences for clients based on your five guiding adjectives

 

Links:

 

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 5:15 — Carrie wants to help people thrive in their bodies, but she isn’t currently working in the wellness sphere. She has a vision about what she wants to start doing, but she wasn’t clear on how YHC could help her until she actually saw the program materials and understood what was involved in the steps.
  • 6:15 — In Chinese, the written word for “crisis” is the same as the written word for “opportunity.” They can be one in the same, but it’s all in how we frame the situation at hand. When the universe is giving us a shake-up, it helps to start seeing it as an opportunity. Anything is always possible!
  • 9:40 — When we start companies or start providing services, we start “branding” them based on our personalities — to an extent. When we’re at the helms of companies, we’re the faces of them. The experiences we consistently provide by being our best, unique selves are what draw people in. This ties into the feeling experience of bhavanas.
  • 13:15 — In Yoga Health Coaching, there’s an exercise that involves choosing the five words that describe everything in your brand, from the experience to the communication. Carrie tries out the process. You can try this out by listing ≈20 adjectives and circling the five that you most identify with. These five words can drive your business decisions.
  • 24:00 — What if everything you want is something the universe wants of you? Ask evolution itself what it wants to do with you and to lead you through desire.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When we’re in an easygoing plane in life and things are working together, we keep doing the same things instead of seeing ‘Oh my gosh! I can do anything!... I can develop different habits!’” –Cate Stillman
  • “The crisis actually brought me into searching out something that could help me get through it.” –Carrie Seitz
  • “Halfway through the course, I realized, ‘This actually isn’t a crisis. It’s an opportunity for something else, something greater.’” –Carrie Seitz
  • “If we’re not grounded in our body habits, those opportunities aren’t available… There’s not enough energetic integrity.” –Cate Stillman
  • “Our nervous system needs to get away from it all so we can listen to what our mind, body, and spirit are telling us.” –Carrie Seitz
  • “Go through an experiential process and be so much more able to guide people through going beyond their own comfort zones.” –Cate Stillman

 

Peira Moinester - Brooklyn Music Factory + Creating Musicians for Life
30:44
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 30:44
Peira Moinester - Brooklyn Music Factory + Creating Musicians for Life

On today's podcast, we have Peira Moinester of Brooklyn Music Factory. I've tried to get her on the show for about eight months, or as long as I've known her. She helps kids learn music, helps families get into music, and runs all sorts of lessons and camps. She is based in Brooklyn, and is going online soon. Tune in to learn all about how she breaks the traditional paradigms of teaching music and embraces an innovative teaching environment to make students of every age and walk of life a musician for life.

I rap with Peira Moinester of Brooklyn Music Factory about creating musicians for life:

  • Music as a part of human connection, collaboration, and expression
  • The connective power of family and community jam sessions
  • Learning music through songwriting

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • What games to use to facilitate musical learning and collaboration
  • Why Ayurveda describes vibrational sound as the place where the divine meets the physical world
  • When to free yourself of judgment and just experiment with music

 

 

Links:

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Show Highlights:

  • 0:45 - Our traditional paradigm of teaching music to children is not actually fun! By making music fun, we can make students want to practice more often, thus improving their musical talent and becoming a musician for life.
  • 7:00 - The best thing for kids learning an instrument is to have the whole family involved! A family coming together through music builds a bond unlike any other experience.
  • 11:00 - There is something about music that can lift a mood and inexplicably shift energies. In vedic wisdom, vibrational sound is actually where the divine comes to meet the physical world. By simply getting in touch with music, we can combat a multitude nervous system imbalances.
  • 15:30 - Most children are kinesthetic learners, and should thus be taught by connecting motor skills with visual and audible stimuli. In our society, words are too often used to try to affect change: there are many other ways to teach that are often more effective and enduring.
  • 20:10 - Learning through songwriting: instead of being confined to teaching with a specific song, teaching through songwriting allows you to teach musical fluency and increases student motivation and investment.
  • 25:50 - For anyone looking to incorporate more music into life, leave the judgment at the door. Let yourself go, and embrace your creativity.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Music is the thing I remember from growing up… it's the thing that impacted me the most." - Peira Moinester
  • "This is a natural part of human connection, communication, expression, and play." - Cate Stillman
  • "Anybody should be given the opportunity to make music." - Peira Moinester
  • "The divine comes first through sound." - Cate Stillman
  • "We are an instrument; we have a natural desire to express and create." - Cate Stillman
  • "One of the most humbling things is to hear six-year-olds write a killer song." - Peira Moinester

BIO:

Born in Brooklyn and raised in a family of educators, Peira Moinester has been making music and working with kids for over 20 years. Peira also spent many of those years playing in In Flight Radio, an NYC-based rock band. In 2009, she founded Brooklyn Kids Rock, a band program for kids that quickly blossomed into one of the leading band programs in the area. Then in 2011, she had the pleasure of joining forces with fellow musician and music educator Nate Shaw. Together they founded the Brooklyn Music Factory, which now serves over 350 families with it’s unique, game-based approach to learning. “I am excited to have found something that combines the things I love the most – kids, music, and the amazing community that is Brooklyn,” says Peira. “This is the program I would have loved to have had around as a child, and I am thrilled to be a part of creating this opportunity for the next generation.” Peira happily resides in Brooklyn with her husband and her two young children.

Body Thrive Book Finally on Audible Read by She Podcasts Star… Elsie Escobar!
01:02:54
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 01:02:54
Body Thrive Book Finally on Audible Read by She Podcasts Star… Elsie Escobar!

Today's show is a bit about my dharma and Elsie Escobar's dharma. Elsie is a good friend and the co-host of She Podcasts, and we've also been podcasting together for years. We first met as Anusara Yoga teachers at trainings, where I noticed she was super cool and super fun — so I wanted to be friends with her!

Our paths kept crossing, and she's always had one of the most popular Yoga podcasts around. So, when it came time for me to make a decision about recording Body Thrive as a book on tape (or on Audible, in this case), I realized that I just didn't have the amount of time it required. When I found out that Elsie wanted to record it, I knew that was absolutely the right option. 

Enjoy a sneak peek of the Body Thrive audiobook and join us for a chat about everything from identity evolution to diversity in podcasting.

 

I rap with Elsie Escobar of She Podcasts:

  • Why it's important to develop and use your voice to get clear on who you are and feel empowered to deliver messages
  • The first steps of redefining our identities
  • How our culture's loss of the water element is affecting our ability to reflect inwardly and outwardly

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn the differences between talking to think and thinking to talk
  • Understand the importance of having someone who's a truth-teller "hammer" in your life
  • See how you can use incremental, kaizen steps to help shift identity evolution

 

Links:  

 

Related Podcasts: 

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:00 — Enjoy a clip of Elsie reading Body Thrive!
  • 22:00 — Visuals can be great for delivering a message, but they're not always the best way to get information across. They're often distracting. Hearing things and giving life to our ideas with our voices can help us connect with each other and with information on even deeper levels.
  • 30:20 — Identity evolution is always possible, even when we haven't chosen our own identities and they've been given to us by our communities or the world around us. We have to be willing to let these identities go to grow.
  • 37:05 — So many people start off making changes when they're coming from a place of depletion, not a place of excess. The idea of being able to do something great feels out of reach, but incremental steps are so much more digestible and easy to implement when we know we need to make big shifts.
  • 41:30 — Sometimes, we don't realize we're taking actions that set our bodies up for cellular confusion. We can start to recognize it when we notice we're craving things that hurt, not things that heal. 
  • 48:30 — Most sugar (and other) cravings are cured when we start meal spacing. Instead of worrying about what to eat, we should try eating at the same time every day. Our taste buds will slowly attune to what our bodies really need once our digestion gets more efficient through meal spacing.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Beauty, at times, is not necessarily always a positive thing." –Elsie Escobar
  • "We've gotten to a place where we need to evolve the identity that the world has given us." –Elsie Escobar
  • "Willingness comes from when you've had it up to herewith yourself." –Cate Stillman
  • "You have to have that source…that truth-teller in your life." –Elsie Escobar
  • "If you need something, you have to ask." –Elsie Escobar
  • "The what is so much less important than the when." –Cate Stillman
  • "How do I create the habit of listening? How do I have this become a part of my life?" –Elsie Escobar

 

 BIO:

Highlighting the impact of podcasts in society and culture rocks my world. Taking the conversationbeyond podcast monetization and metrics to bring awareness to the future and growth of podcasting through the lens of cyber behavior, cognitive psychology, the impact of socioeconomic status, and diversity.

My desire is to drive dialogue in the podcasting industry with a focus on podcasts’ impact on society, diversity, and culture as well as their power to drive social change, personal development, and bring voice to support underrepresented communities and initiatives.

Focus on Fit, Not Thin Webinar
01:38:26
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 01:38:26
Focus on Fit, Not Thin Webinar

It's been a while since I've done a live webinar, but they're so much fun! To me, they're a casual way for us to connect around things that I've been thinking about and practicing. This webinar that focuses on being fit not thin has an underlying philosophy — we're swimming in this pool of how we're supposed to look. In many ways, this information is more predominant than how we're supposed to feel. As a not-so-secret result, many of us have been trained to ignore and override what and how our bodies are feeling. Today, I want to rekindle your connection to how your body wants to feel and help you start taking direct action based on your own internal signals. We can all notice in our own heads and self-talk that there are often some really subtle ways that we're overriding even the most basic signals our bodies are sending us. It's time to get much more connected to how we want to feel and get more comfortable in our own skin. 

 

I rap with webinar listeners about becoming fit, not thin:

  • Our bodies' desire to orient toward movement as a species
  • The satiation cycle of nourishment and the ways our bodies want to experience deeper satiation
  • Radical self-love, cellular love and how to tap into them
  • Why we need to make ourselves more "wild" again and play like kids at recess

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How to bring more movement into your life and encourage your body to take over
  • How to determine what "fit" means for your body and what role your Ayurvedic constitution plays
  • How your habits and identity need to evolve for you to become a fitter person
  • How to stop associating workouts with work

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts: 

 

Show Highlights:

  • 6:45 — There are two key behaviors related to a fitter you. One primarily involves movement, and the other is all about helping your body feel satiated and satisfied. Being fit is about physical experience and radiant longevity, not appearance.
  • 11:00 — Our state of mind and emotional state of being directly impact everything that we do. If we aren't in a fit experience in our own bodies, we run into trouble in meeting our own needs and those of the people to whom we're most closely connected.
  • 16:30 — One of the first steps in getting fitter is really getting in touch with your body and throwing off our culturally imposed limitations. What do you want for your body? How do you really want to feel? Give yourself permission to dream bigger and ignore the limitations. What would it do for you long-term to become that person?
  • 22:45 — Instead of thinking about doing one main workout each day, we need to start thinking in terms of what movement we can do every couple of hours. How many monkeying-around recesses are you freely enjoying each day? Schedule them on your calendar if you're not taking four or five a day. Create a menu of movements you can do, and choose a few activities from it to start rewilding.
  • 36:45 — Intermittent exercise makes a lot of sense, but intermittent fasting can seem difficult to adapt to. Open yourself up to experimentation when it comes to your diet! It's time to start honoring your metabolism. Giving it a break with intermittent fasting can help you reach and satiate your true, deep, cellular hunger.
  • 52:50 — Are there people in your life who already embody the habits you're starting to adopt? Get into their realms and get motivated. When we don't know people who have these habits, we need to get into a community or group that does. Our habits are communal. What small behaviors do you need to change to become the person you want to be, and who can help you get there?
  • 1:12:30 — This section of the show is a Q+A with webinar listeners to discuss a range of topics related to becoming a smarter, fitter, better version of yourself.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "There are no surprises, but if you're not doing these things, you're making your life more stressful." –Cate Stillman 
  • "You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first." –Cate Stillman 
  • "If we're not acting like smart monkeys…we're not going to be as fit." –Cate Stillman 
  • "What do you want on the body level? Breathe that in." –Cate Stillman 
  • "Do you feel like a wild-animal version of yourself, or do you feel like you've been hyper-domesticated?" –Cate Stillman 
  • "Getting stressed out has a lot to do with not moving your body enough." –Cate Stillman 
  • "Your thinking becomes much clearer when your physiology is energized." –Cate Stillman 
  • "We are wired for bliss." –Cate Stillman
  • "Our past habits have a momentum. That momentum is like a tidal wave." –Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into Yoga. Built on the value of personal and planetary thrive and a deep connection to one’s ecosystem, community, and body, Yogahealer grew into a team of people, two podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, and a professional community and certification program, Yoga Health Coaching. Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig Yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectories using the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.

Grow Your Career by Leading a Facebook Group with Katie Krimitsos
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Grow Your Career by Leading a Facebook Group with Katie Krimitsos

Katie Krimitsos is a blast. Biz women rock! Together we can rock the world is Katie's brand. She has a podcast where she plays rock and roll music and coaches women in rocking their business.

I met Katie at Podcast Movement a few years ago, and I got to know her work. A big part of her work is helping women use social platforms, and Facebook groups in particular, to help fuel the growth of their membership, their business, or their client base.

You might wonder if what you want to do -- whether it's social change in your community, your work in the world, etc. -- requires a Facebook group. Do you need something that is a way for people to connect, and if you do, how much of a time commitment is it to have one that actually does what you want it to do? This is exactly what today's conversation is all about. Enjoy!

 

I rap with Katie Krimitsos about using Facebook to reach business goals:

  • Attract people to become clients or course members through Facebook Groups
  • Tips for a successful Facebook Group
  • Use Challenges to attract potential clients

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How to maximize your effort and minimize your time by creating Brand Ambassador positions
  • How to set up your group culture in a forum
  • How to differentiate your paid forums from your unpaid ones

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:30 - Use Challenges to attract potential clients to your community and get them hooked! This works because:
    • It engages your core community
    • It gives them something of value
    • It deepens your "Know, Love, and Trust" Factor
    • It can weave in ways for participants to share about you, your brand, and your message
  • 13:30 - Create different groups when you find that a specific topic is only relevant to certain individuals who would benefit from diving deeper into that topic. BONUS: When you create a separate group, you will attract people interested in that topic who weren't in your general community before, introducing them to you and your brand!
  • 15:35 - Tips for a Successful Facebook Group:
  1. Show up! Don't just create a group and then have an administrator run it.
  2. Maximize your effort and visibility in the group, and minimize your time by creating Brand Ambassadors: they will be in charge of starting conversations, commenting on posts and threads, letting you know if there is spam in the group, and reporting to you about important posts and conversations.
  • 24:00 - Set up your group culture: do something to make sure a new person in your group knows how to act in it as soon as they join.
  • 25:15 - You can either automate posts or post fresh content daily: showing up live can be beneficial, but so can automatically posting previously disseminated, high-quality content that you know was successful in the past.
  • 33:45 - Differentiate your paid from your unpaid groups:
    • Host video meetings to collaborate with the whole community
    • Post video responses directly addressing individuals
    • Give shout-outs to people for being active in the group, or reach out one-on-one to thank people for being a valuable member
    • Create special challenges for your paid groups
    • Provide insight to the behind-the-scenes of your business or personal life

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "You can intelligently filter in ways to bring it back to your brand in an authentic way." - Katie Krimitsos
  • "They're really fun, they're a great way to engage people, and they can be in line with whatever it is you do!" - Katie Krimitsos
  • "They go sing it on the mountain... because you're helping them create results." - Katie Krimitsos
  • "There's no doing it wrong, there's just a lot of different ways of figuring out how it's going to work." - Cate Stillman
  • "It is hugely advantageous to be a powerful, valuable member of a group." - Katie Krimitsos

 

BIO:Katie Krimitsos is the Founder of Biz Women Rock, a community and education provider for business women around the globe who want to grow their companies. She is a business coach and growth strategist and provides virtual and live education to help purpose-driven and action-taking women get the tools they need to fulfill their business dreams! Her podcast Biz Women Rock provides personal business interviews, pertinent topics and actionable information that help her community thrive in their businesses. She is a lover of travel, animals (she has a pet parrot, Sammy!), the water and is amazingly in love with her very first child, Sedona and her husband, Chris.

 

Yoga, Your Healthspan + Empowered Elders with Dr. Baxter Bell
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Yoga, Your Healthspan + Empowered Elders with Dr. Baxter Bell

Where is western medicine part of the problem with stress and preventable disease

Can anyone actually promise practices that will increase longevity or how long you live? And if not, should we just do whatever we want and not worry about doing yoga or our taking care of our health?

Are there any paradoxes that you have discovered in working on the ideas of Yoga for Healthy Aging? (e.g. that restorative practices can actually assist in weight loss!)

Should yoga students just wait until they start to feel "old" or develop an age-related chronic illness such as high blood pressure before they start to learn these specific techniques?

 

And what do we do with the reality that we will all age, we will all suffer some period of ill health and eventually die? Does yoga offer us any ways to address this with an even mind and spirit?

 

I rap with Baxter Bell about healthy aging:

  • The six key factors for healthy aging
  • The difference between what our society tells us about aging and the lived experience of people practicing Yoga and Ayurveda
  • The increasing amount of older people practicing and becoming empowered by yoga

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:   

  • Why you should focus on healthspan instead of lifespan
  • How to use yoga for healthy aging
  • Why collaboration is much more impactful than competition

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 4:30 - In the medical profession, the main social assumption is that we don't need to pause and reflect. This causes unaddressed stress for the people who are supposed to be taking care of the rest of us!
  • 8:40 - While much of the mainstream media focuses on the next technology or drug, Yoga is permeating into the culture more and more, with more people than ever practicing yoga or interested in trying it in the near future, and with more people from western medicine and science advocating for it as well.
  • 18:15 - In our modern society, the cultural norm is that as you age, you start to deteriorate. But that is simply not the experience for many people, which speaks to the importance of increasing healthspan, not lifespan: instead of trying to live as long as we can, let's try to live as healthfully as we can for the years we have available.
  • 21:50 - Some of the key themes for healthy aging include building strength, flexibility, balance, and agility, developing cardiovascular health and brain health, maintaining independence, and practicing equanimity.
  • 28:00 - Growing and expanding and creating with other people improves reach and impact much more than retreating into a competitive mindset.
  • 33:50 - In many societies outside the western culture, there is much more respect for older people, which is reflected in the way older people live healthfully and easefully until late in life.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "It was one of the few times that my mind slowed down, stopped, reflected, and felt, as opposed to being on that treadmill of what's next." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "Especially for males in a modern context, there's really no social acceptance of reflection." - Cate Stillman
  • "Increasing healthspan, not lifespan… I want to be as healthy as I can for the years I have available." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "That's not what we're being told by mainstream media. We're being told to expect problems, to get help, to be on medications, to expect that we’ll need help with everyday activities." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "Know what you want out of it and aim for that. Then this whole other world is going to open, and you'll want different things in a few months or in a few years." - Cate Stillman
  • "When people start to practice new ways of moving, and breathing, and relating to themselves, their integrity increases." - Cate Stillman
  • "Maybe we're just okay, but we want to be healthier than we are right now." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "How much is our expiration date a mindset?" - Cate Stillman

BIO:

Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, eRYT500

Cofounder of the Yoga for Healthy Aging blog and co-author with Nina Zolotow of the upcoming book "Yoga for Healthy Aging", Baxter is a medical doctor and medical acupuncturist, as well as a certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Baxter practiced as a family physician from 1989 to 2000. Then, in 2001, he completed the 18-month, 680-hour Advanced Studies Program at Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, with Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, Mary Paffard, and Patricia Sullivan. In 2000, he completed his 300-hour medical acupuncture training. In 2017, he was certified as a yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Based in Oakland, California, Baxter was director of the Deep Yoga Teacher Training at Piedmont Yoga Studio for seven years and is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member on teacher training programs and therapeutic yoga trainings around the country. He teaches locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering regular yoga classes to the general public as well as specialty classes for those with back pain and adults with disabilities, and teaches workshops and retreats worldwide with an emphasis on yoga for healthy aging and how yoga can be used therapeutically to improve health and well-being. He also combines his experience as a family physician with his training in medical acupuncture in his complementary medical practice in Oakland, where he focuses on acupuncture and therapeutic yoga. He is featured in the Yoga Journal: Yoga for Stress DVD as well as on the Practice Channel at YogaUOnline.com. To find out more about Baxter or to contact him, visit www.baxterbell.com, and to view his instructional videos (including for many of the poses in his upcoming book) visit his YouTube channel “Baxter Bell Yoga.”

The Subtle Physiology of the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
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The Subtle Physiology of the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s grandfather was the village doctor, known throughout the land. Two generations later Kulreet is a modern neurologist and an ancient wisdom guru. She was raised in the USA on the Ayurvedic lifestyle. She became both a modern neurologist and an ancient wisdom guru. She authored The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss.

Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for ten years, and remains a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is also a neuroscientist. She has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. She currently does patient consultations at The Chopra Center in San Diego, California.

 

In today’s episode we unpack her experiential path of dharma.

  • Cutting your teeth on the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

 

I rap with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s  about her Path of Dharma

  • The Subtle Physiology Behind the Pain of personal evolution
  • How to know if you're on the right track with Dharma
  • The Heart’s role in Dharma

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • The concrete nature of beliefs
  • Surrender is the gateway drug of dharma
  • Risk-taking, breaking boundaries and entering the next plane of existence
  • Evolutionary Habit Automation as a launching pad for Dharma
  • The dharmic threads in your ancestry and relationships with your grandparents, parents and siblings

 

Links:

 

Watch the video of this episode:

https://vimeo.com/228109871/

 

Related Podcast:

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:15 - You will make a much bigger impact on the world by listening to and working from the heart, rather than the mind.
  • 10:00 - There is an intertwinement of the physical, the mental, and the emotional body. When ama blocks that intertwinement, it can cause a disconnect between your spiritual practice, your thoughts, your words, and your actions.
  • 18:30 - Most of the time, people will not want you to change who you are as you experience identity evolution.Try not to be affected by their beliefs, as that might be what is holding you back. In fact, your shift in identity will most likely help them dissolve ama and go through their own evolution!
  • 23:15 - Automate your body habits so you can reach a higher plane of consciousness! By firmly grounding your habits, you can delve so much deeper into your dharmic path.
  • 29:00 - Where have you received messages through ancestral lineage? What valuable aspects of your ancestors were passed down to you? These are usually linked to your dharma!

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "The heart has a capacity to reach people beyond anything you could imagine." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "If you're willing to ride that thread of dharma, it will embroider within your heart the themes of all of humanity. It's a way of being stitched into the universal soul." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "If you have a connection with your dharma, it becomes an anchor." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "Interconnectivity shows you're on the right track." - Cate Stillman
  • "Who does dharma want me to become next?" - Cate Stillman
  • "The greatest, most selfless thing you can do is to choose to connect with yourself." - Dr. Kulreet
  • "There is something about your dharma hidden in your ancestral lineage, and that's why you chose that family." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

 

BIO:

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s combined expertise in both modern neurology and the ancient science of health known as Ayurveda has uniquely positioned her as an expert able to pull from the broadest possible base to treat her clients. She is passionate about raising awareness for the need of a paradigm shift in contemporary medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health-based (rather than disease-based) medical system. Dr. Chaudhary is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show, where her teachings about Ayurvedic medicine have been applauded by a national audience. She is also the author of The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss.

Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for ten years, and remains a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is also a neuroscientist. She has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. She currently does patient consultations at The Chopra Center in San Diego, California.

Feminine Leadership + Warrior Goddesses with Heatherash Amara
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Feminine Leadership + Warrior Goddesses with Heatherash Amara

On today's show is HeatherAsh Amara, the author of the the best-seller Warrior Goddess Training, the The Warrior Goddess Way, and The Toltec Path of Transformation: Embracing the Four Elements of Change. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. In our conversation today, we dive heavily into feminine leadership, into women and trauma and history, into judgment, judgment of others, and self-judgment, and into what's starting to happen in the realm of collective leadership. Stay tuned for HeatherAsh Amara!

 

I rap with HeatherAsh Amara about the history of women:

  • The disconnect between the freedoms women legally have in our society and the way we feel and are treated because of our history
  • Why we, as women, think other people's desires are more important than ours
  • Why we compare ourselves to other women

What you’ll get out of tuning in:  

  • Why we sometimes get caught in spiritual judgment, and how to step out of it
  • How to truly befriend your body, mind, and spirit
  • When to shed fears of exposure and step into leadership

 

Links:

 

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 2:55 - In order to slow down and tap into your desires, you must have a practice that gives you tools to start coming back into yourself, and shift away from trying to be something else.
  • 10:00 - From an early age, we are taught to compare ourselves to other women, and to be judgmental of them. By recognizing when we are doing this, and redirecting our thoughts with compassion for ourselves and for the other woman, we can take steps to heal ourselves and our future generations of this pattern.
  • 14:00 - There are three things you can do to get in touch with the Self and live a more easeful, happy life:
  1. Desire: Do more of the things you love!
  2. Cleanse: With compassion, ask yourself what you are believing that isn't true. Then clean up the old behavior, change it, and start living in a new, more conscious way.
  3. Silence: Consciously bring more stillness into your life.
  • 16:55 - Don't apologize unless you're actually sorry! Too many of us say 'sorry' more than we should, and this word undermines our confidence and self-worth.
  • 23:20 - HeatherAsh shares two main psychological reasons women don't want to step into leadership roles:
  1. The dominant paradigm of leadership is that the leader has power over someone else and oppresses the other person. But leadership doesn't have to be that way, and in fact, the most effective leaders are co-collaborators!
  2. Stepping into leadership makes a person, and especially a woman, much more vulnerable. Our ancestral patterns tell us it isn't safe to be so exposed.

But women are absolutely needed in leadership roles, and we should step into them past the fear of being exposed, in a collaborative and co-creative way.

  • 35:00 -Instead of separating ourselves from other people and other groups, we should respect our diversity and celebrate our interconnectedness.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Desire is super intelligent! You want to pay attention to that stuff!" - Cate Stillman
  • "The world is so busy, there's so much going on, that if you're not paying attention, you can look up and ten years has passed." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "Who am I now, and who do I want to be next?" - Cate Stillman
  • "While we have tremendous external freedoms, we don't have the same internal freedom." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "We all need more stillness in our lives." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "More of us need to be willing to step into leadership. We're needed! Our voice, our experience, our perspective, is so, so needed." - HeatherAsh
  • "We don't serve anyone around us when we stay small and safe." - HeatherAsh Amara

 

BIO:

HeatherAsh Amara is the author of the bestselling Warrior Goddess Training, The Warrior Goddess Way, and The Toltec Path of Transformation. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family. Raised in Southeast Asia, HeatherAsh has traveled the world from childhood and is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of human expression and experience. She brings this open-hearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony.

How to Become Part of A Team: From Disorganized Chaos to Collaboration with Amanda Hemmingsen
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How to Become Part of A Team: From Disorganized Chaos to Collaboration with Amanda Hemmingsen

I met Amanda Hemmingsen at the Yogahealer Mexico Retreat in Feb. 2017. I knew Amanda as a member of Living Ayurveda Course. She’d impressed me with her unique digestion and expression of Ayurveda. She was perhaps one of the high ether element types I’d even met, who also had the gift of being able to put the formless into words.

Seeing her natural tendency to isolate (as is common for high ether Vata’s), I felt a strong desire to get to know Amanda and draw her deeper into the community.

When Amanda posted the following on Facebook - about her new job and the friction and chaos involved in becoming part of a team - I wanted her on the Dharma & Dollars Show.

“After 20 months of navigating the turbulent waters of organizational chaos, I think I can finally say that my job has been fully integrated into the team.

I have learned so much about personal and organizational chaos and about developing a kind of creativity that knows when to pick herself up from defeat, when to set a battle aside, and when to immerse in the celebration of small victories.

To everyone out there who has uncomfortable, life-affecting friction with their job...there is hope and possibility to influence things to the better, if you take the long view and find a support network that doesn't tolerate empty venting.” Amanda Hemmingsen

 

  • Understanding how to be a leader up echelon and laterally
  • Understanding that every situation we are placed in is an opportunity to shed light on the inner reality
  • Understanding the energetics of a bureaucracy and how to navigate culture and personalities to get something accomplished
  • Thinking as an empath: understanding the difference internally between one's individual identity and one's group identity.
  • What is anger before its anger? Fire. Learning to rechannel the fire rather than alternating between smothering it and watching it burn out of control.
  • "In order to make correct decisions in your life, you must gain objective self-knowledge. This is not accomplished by exploring one's own dreams, attitudes, and opinions. These are useless in self-examination. Instead, contemplate your effect on the world around you. There you will find yourself."

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Letting go of the millennial need for quick fixes.
  • Learning to speak one's truth and refining the process of effective communication in professional settings with people who don't think like me
  • Developing a judicious understanding of how to tap into one's social support structure. The energetics of complaining.
  • How the more we reject something, the more we end up clinging to it. (i.e., I used to reject being 'smart' and therefore needed lots of compliments to prop me up)

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:40 - For the most part, modern jobs no longer consist of laborers performing their own separate tasks: most jobs today require a certain degree of teamwork. Therefore, in order to live your bigger dharma, it is important to learn how to collaborate in a team setting.
  • 7:00 - For many companies, and especially growing ones, new positions are added frequently, and won't have an exact onboarding process. So, it's imperative for the new person to be able to listen to the group and adapt to it while also contributing fresh perspective.
  • 10:55 - By actively listening to and learning from the dynamics of an already established team, you can figure out how to communicate with each person in order to create leverage for whichever task you need to accomplish.
  • 13:35 - Learning to let go of your personal attachment to results allows you and your company to become more efficient: by delegating tasks instead of doing everything yourself, you can get more done with less stress.
  • 18:00 - In many business settings, the personal and the professional are strictly separate. But bridging the gap of the personal and the professional can actually bring much more clarity to the capacities of a company based on its team members.
  • 25:00 - When you get a new job, or adopt another role in your current one, you go through a shift in identity, which is inherently disorienting. But by aligning with the habits of yogis, even while being in this inner chaos, you can still be relaxed, accessible, and connective at the same time.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "That needs done, but it's not efficient for me to be the one to do it. So how can I help find the person who needs to do it?" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "We can start to see the threads of our own dharma, and the more we can articulate that..., the more that becomes an asset to the organization. If everyone's doing that, we're really not in chaos at all any more: we're in higher systems collaboration." - Cate Stillman
  • "In the professional world, you have your separate parts of what you can and cannot talk about, even though some of that other stuff matters." - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "What are ways that I can bring a little bit more of the whole person in?" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "For me, I need the stillness. When I have the stillness, whatever the next piece is will come out." - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "Chaos is opportunity!" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "How do you create a much more resilient nervous system? You can be in chaos and still be relaxed, and accessible, and available, and open-hearted, and connective at the same time." - Cate Stillman

BIO:

Having dived deep into her own core being, Amanda has learned to build channels for her emotion energies to flow through her being and express in the world. An empath working for government bureaucracy, success has come from being the change.

Q&A with Cate Stillman
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Q&A with Cate Stillman

 

Today’s episode is an Ask Cate Show! Many of you have gone to Yoghealer.com/ask and left me a message. You let me know what YOU want to know. In this episode I play your questions and answer them. We have all sorts of topics to check out, from questions about India to queries about amenorrhea. You’ll learn about what it means to have emotional amas since birth, too.

I’m going to spin a yarn, and I know you’ll get something good out of it because we’re talking about all sorts of things! Just a quick disclaimer here: I’m not giving medical advice. I’m just sharing with you what I know and my point of view. So take care of yourself and learn some new insights about the Ayurvedic perspective!

 

I rap about the answers to your recent burning questions:

  • What it was like studying Ayurveda in India, and what goes down at a rough-n-ready silent meditation retreat, India-style
  • What malas are in Ayurveda, how they relate to amenorrhea, and why they aren’t “bad” waste products
  • Why you need to heed the call of your natural cycles to gain depth of wisdom and power

What you'll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn why Yoga in the United States is a much more athletic experience than the spiritual, transcendent Yoga of India is
  • Understand why amenorrhea happens — from an Ayurvedic perspective — and how a vata-pacifying routine can restore the energy needed for this process
  • See what the subtle energetic patterns are behind allergies and how excess elements can impact your body

Show Highlights:

  • 3:08 - Cate reveals what happened on her 2004 trip for studying Ayurveda in India. She went to study the Yoga of ancient chants and ended up totally rewiring her pranic body before having a strange panchakarma learning experience and enjoying some super no-frills meditation.
  • 14:00 - Malas in Ayurveda are functional waste products/tissues that our systems create. They also play a big role in our bodies’ immune responses and cleansing processes. When women have amenorrhea, they lose out on the cleansing cycle that comes with menstruation. It’s a sign of energetic depletion, but deep-level ojas rebuilding is still possible.
  • 22:37 - Allergies aren’t a one-size-fits-all thing. In Ayurveda, they can be symptoms of excess elemental energies — water, air, fire. We need to understand how these reactions impact our larger systems and how they relate to our overall health. At the end of the day, with chronic conditions, waste and energy are cycling through us and trying to get out in ways they normally wouldn’t.
Favorite Quotes:
  • “This whole life is about choosing your own adventure!” –Cate Stillman
  • “Westerners are so good at asking the big ‘why?’ question.” –Cate Stillman
  • “Fly by the seat of your pants and just go on an adventure.” –Cate Stillman
  • “The natural cycle is always the most powerful.” –Cate Stillman

Links:

Related Podcasts:

BIO:

Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching.

Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

Cate have had a blast innovating on the edge of a 5000 year old deep wellness wisdom tradition. Tapping modern culture into ancient traditions is what Yogahealer has always been about and continues to become next!

 

Joe Vitale on Collaborating with the Great Something
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Joe Vitale on Collaborating with the Great Something

On today's show, we have Dr. Joe Vitale, globally famous author, speaker, musician, marketing expert, and movie, TV, and radio personality. His best-selling books include The Attractor Factor, The Key, Faith, Attract Money Now, and Zero Limits.

This show is so fun -- it was a blast talking to Joe. He talks about being the Michelangelo of your own life, and how you want to start sculpting your David right now.

He's also really into music right now, so we talk about the morphing of identity evolution and what we're both experiencing with that, as well as how quickly idea-to-manifestation occurs. So stay tuned to wake up!

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 2:55 - Intention is a great way to set goals and fulfill desires, but because our minds can only declare what they want based on our past experiences and knowledge, it has built-in limitations. By receiving and acting on inspiration instead, we can be open to things we never could have envisioned in our own heads.
  • 7:35 - Embrace and act upon inspiration, with the full knowledge that who you will become is not who you are now. This concept of Identity Evolution will lead you to become an improved, more expanded version of yourself.
  • 12:50 - There are four stages of awakening:
  1. Victimhood: the belief that we have no control, and that things just happen to us and against us
  2. Empowerment: the feeling after receiving an empowering message through a book, movie, podcast, etc. that tells us we can control our own destiny
  3. Surrender: the realization that we can't control everything, and that we need to get into partnership with 'The Great Something' to co-create rather than trying to create and control everything ourselves
  4. Awakening: the recognition that we not only co-create with 'The Great Something,' but that we are 'The Great Something'
  • 17:50 - In order to make something happen, you have to trust your inspiration, say yes to it, and then trust the baby steps you need to take to create it. Remember that you don't have to make it all happen at once: all you have to do is the baby step that is required today.
  • 23:15 - The people around you are either going to help you or hinder you. You don't have to change the people who negatively effect you. Rather, as you change yourself, people who hinder your growth drop away, and new people with whom you can co-collaborate come naturally into your life.
  • 33:20 - Purely resonant words register in the neuroplasticity of the brain: it is even important to listen to music that has a positive, life-giving message, rather than a negative or invalidating one.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I'm a big believer in receiving inspiration, honoring inspiration, and being rewarded by inspiration." - Joe Vitale
  • "I think we're all being sent these kind of messages, but we're blocked off, we're too busy… there are just so many distractions." - Joe Vitale
  • "All the great success, all the juice of life, all of the stretching and the growing and the learning...  is right there when I say yes and follow the inspiration." - Joe Vitale
  • "What we're here to do is awaken." - Joe Vitale
  • "We can have, do, and be more, but only when we're in partnership with 'The Great Something.'" - Joe Vitale
  • "We're in it together. There's no longer separation consciousness." - Cate Stillman
  • "What does this moment require?" - Joe Vitale
  • "Some thoughts will make you happy, some thoughts will make you sad. Some thoughts will make you angry, some thoughts will make you glad… Like a jukebox in your mind, you can change the song any time. Choose the thought that feels good. Choose the thought that makes you happy." - Joe Vitale's new song!
  • "I say yes, I don't second-guess, and I get out of the way." - Joe Vitale

 

BIO:

Dr. Joe Vitale is the author of way too many bestselling books to mention here. Some of them include The Attractor Factor, Life's Missing Instruction Manual, The Key, Faith, Attract Money Now and his latest is a sequel to his bestseller, Zero Limits which was officially launched in January 2014, entitled At Zero. Check out his latest release, The Secret Prayer! He's also recorded many Nightingale-Conant audio programs, to name a few, The Awakening Course, The Missing Secret, The Secret to Attracting Money, The Abundance Paradigm, The Ultimate Law of Attraction Library and his latest release is called, The Zero Point. Joe has also been in several movies, including the blockbuster The Secret. He's been on the following TV shows: Larry King Live, Donny Deutsch's “The Big Idea,” CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News: Fox & Friends and Extra TV. He's also been featured in The New York Times and Newsweek. One of his most recent accomplishments includes being the world's first self-help singer songwriter as seen in 2012's Rolling Stone Magazine®. To date, he has released 15 albums! Several of his songs were recognized and nominated for the Posi Award, regarded as “The Grammys of Positive Music.” He created a Miracles Coaching® program and helps people achieve their dreams by understanding the deeper aspects of the law of attraction and the law of right action. This man was once homeless but today is a bestselling author who believes in magic and miracles.

Desire + Fearless Over Fifty
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 41:09
Desire + Fearless Over Fifty

 

Hello it's Cate Stillman with the YogaHealer Real Life Show. I am thrilled to bring to you today Desiree Rumbaugh, one of my friends, and Michelle Marchildon, who have both co-authored Fearless After Fifty. In this conversation today, we talk about how older yogis actually need to turn their practice up instead of being overly careful. We talk about being strong, and what needs to happen next in the aging population that's not really doing yoga yet.

For those who don't know Desiree Rumbaugh, she is an internationally recognized yoga teacher. I met Desiree when we were both teaching Agni Sara yoga. She travels the world full-time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga. She has the Wisdom Warriors community, which has been incredibly successful, and she's attracted a lot of women to going much deeper into the strength of their body.

Michelle Marchildon is internationally recognized as the Yogi Muse. She's a long-time student of Des, and she's also an award-winning journalist and author. Fearless Over Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit, and Yoga.

                      

Links:

We are happy to give away a book to the first three listeners who are in the continental U.S. We are unable to ship overseas at this time. The first 3 people to email yogimuse@gmail.com will receive this offer.    

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 6:25 While there are countless resources that encourage older women to play it safe in yoga and other movement, there aren't nearly enough resources to help older yogis stay strong and grow in their practice.
  • 7:00 It all starts with a mindset evolution: because older women have been told that they should always play it safe, they need help realizing that while they should be careful, they are still incredibly capable in body and mind.
  • 16:05 Even the smallest positive changes will improve health and wellbeing. By recognizing this concept of Kaizen, and not trying to drastically change habits which have been ingrained for decades, you can start to continuously change your habits without being overwhelmed.
  • 29:15 A lot of us are probably going to live longer than our parents. By that logic, what 50 or 60 is now looks really different if you're going to live to 100 instead of living to 80. Healthy lifestyle choices will help to avoid feeling 'old' even longer.
  • 33:40 It is a cultural assumption that as we age, we are supposed to get sick and decrepit. By recognizing this, you'll discover that it doesn't actually have to be that way!
  • 36:10 As you age, be open-minded, try new things, and take risks!
 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "It's mature women who've been around that are really fueling this whole exploration into wellness and into a more liberated way of living." - Cate Stillman
  • "We have a body after 50 and 60 that is almost as strong, but we have a much better mind: We have a mind that is ready to be resilient, a mind that's ready to be persistent…, and a mind that's ready to be patient." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "It's never too late!" - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Whenever you start, you change the course of your aging." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "The message is: 'you've got to take it easy, you don't want to hurt yourself.' And Michelle and I are giving an opposite message. We're saying 'well, you have to be careful, but you also have to work.'"  - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Yoga is a path that once you root down and stand taller, you can stand taller in all of your truths." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "I don't really feel what my chronological age is. I feel just like I always feel. And a lot of it is based on how I feel in my body. So if you can still do stuff, you're going to feel younger." - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Let's see how good we can make this ride!" - Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Desiree is an international yoga teacher with an unquenchable enthusiasm for life, love and healing. Desiree travels the world full­time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga.

She blends playful humor with an authentic inquiry into the nature of being in order to bring the ancient teachings of wisdom into modern life.

Michelle Marchildon (PRONOUNCED MARSH­shil­dun) is known internationally as the Yogi Muse. She is a longtime student of Desiree's, and an award­ winning journalist, author and columnist. You can find her in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga and Health, Origin Magazine, Elephant Journal, and Sports Illustrated. Fearless After Fifty is her third book on yoga.

Tera Warner and the Cycles of Development + Identity and Relationship Evolution
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 44:17
Tera Warner and the Cycles of Development + Identity and Relationship Evolution

Here today is Tera Warner! I was thrilled when she showed up on my schedule, I use to follow her when she was the head of the Rod Davies community and Wish Radio and then she disappeared for a while for a while so that is why in today's episode we talk about the cycles of development and evolutions, especially as woman mom entrepreneurs and what goes down and what takes priority. You’ll enjoy this rich and deep conversation, Terra leads a tribe of ethical troublemakers, her values and her brand are really all about authenticity issues and how she works as an authenticity agent and comunication ninja I think you will really enjoy the show so stay tuned.

 

I rap with Tera Warner about women's relational health:

  • Why you should allow others to help you
  • When to put down the screen and observe your surroundings
  • How to Detox Your Relationships for More Confidence

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:   

  • How to Say What You Really Think Without Fear
  • Why You Sometimes Get Stuck (Despite Your Best Efforts To Move Forward)
  • Why you don't have to be who you were yesterday!

 

Links:

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:30 - One of the biggest barriers to your own success and happiness is thinking that you already know all there is to know: realize that your mistakes and downfalls might be a reflection of missing information and not of your own pitfalls as a person. Remain curious, and you'll continue to grow.
  • 14:50 - Pull out your assumptions about yourself and about the world so you can decide whether you want to operate on those beliefs or start testing them to see if they're actually true.
  • 18:10 - Life becomes much easier when we can lean on other people to help us: rely on others to tell you when something might be hindering you without your knowledge.
  • 23:50 - People's lives are overwhelming: they need things to be clear and articulate, and they need to be met where they are in order to actually benefit from the help you want to give.
  • 29:20 - Our current society produces excessive stimulation and communication, which causes more confusion and stress. Getting in touch with yourself and your direct environment can bring you much more clarity than something you find online.
  • 36:15 - You don't have to be who you were yesterday: who you were ten years ago can and should be different from who you are now! Learning from your past and deciding you want to be someone different today allows you to experience identity and relationship evolution. Allow yourself and others to become someone different from yesterday, and decide together where you want to go next.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I feel like I'm climbing one big ass mountain, and the view gets better the higher I go." –  Tera Warner
  • "Everything feels easier when we're alone, but the actual truth is that we need each other to get through it." – Tera Warner
  • "I understand… how clear and easy and helpful things need to be, not because we are wrong, not because we are stupid, but because we are overwhelmed." – Tera Warner
  • "If we're going to help someone…, we've got to go through that pre-digestive process of: how easy can we make it?" – Cate Stillman
  • "We lose our dreams because we just keep tripping and falling in the same spot." – Tera Warner
  • "You are the universe. You are the field of support…. This is what intrinsic support feels like." – Cate Stillman
  • "You don't have to be who you were yesterday!" – Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Tera remembers reading "Cinderella" when she was 3 years old.

At three, it was easy to believe in Prince Charming, happily ever after, and fairy Godmothers who sprinkle fairy dust when you're down in the dumps.

But 15 years ago, when life's rug fell out from under her, fairy dust was nowhere to be found. Newly pregnant and with a two-year old daughter, Tera was miles away from family and friends when her husband announced he wanted a divorce.

Stunned and reeling with loss, Tera began a series of small but courageous acts that would one day lead her to change her life completely, and touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of women all over the world.

With two babes by her side, a strong backpack and a truckload of courage, Tera got busy figuring out a few things about life. Along the way, she shared these things through her blog, podcasts, programs, and live retreats around the world.

Today, she's created a powerful community of truth-seeking trouble-makers who are committed to overcoming overwhelm and getting their happily ever after back on track.

You can access Tera's interviews and inspiring message through her website, podcast, articles, and more. If you'd like to work with Tera or one of her coaches, please fill out this Personal Toxicity Assessment here to take the first step.  

Someone will get back to you very shortly with a little sprinkling of fairy dust if you need it.

Don Jose Ruiz: Modern-day Shaman + Ancient Lineage Spiritual Teacher
37:49
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 37:49
Don Jose Ruiz: Modern-day Shaman + Ancient Lineage Spiritual Teacher

I had a blast talking to Don Jose Ruiz! You can tell by listening that this modern-day shaman is so in it. Aside from authoring books, he teaches workshops and offers transformational journeys, and I have to say — just being with him, you really get a hit of ancient lineages and his spiritual training. He takes you there, even through casual conversation. In this episode, Don Jose Ruiz and I chat about ancient lineages and discuss what’s going on when people are addicted to their own suffering. Don Jose also reveals what his role as a messenger entails.

 

I rap with Don Jose Ruiz about being a modern-day shaman:

  • Why people are addicted to their own suffering
  • What it means to be a messenger
  • Getting comfortable in discomfort
  • What makes mentoring so critical

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn how to attain true freedom
  • See how to overcome your inner tyrant, let go of things that are eating you alive, and learn to grow
  • Understand how your mind is the real Garden of Eden
  • Find out how to let your thinking become like a wild horse

 

Links:

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 3:40 — There are certain things that our parents can’t pass onto us, but we still need to learn them. They can’t navigate our lessons for us, but they can give us tools from our ancient lineages that help us get through things and access truths.
  • 7:00 — When we’re caught up in the midst of pain or heartbreak, we’re often unable to see why we’re there. We can’t look at it objectively. But once we pass it, we can understand everything and see why it was meant to be. This healing gives us teachings we can express later throughout life.
  • 14:35 — Mentoring is increasingly recognized as one of the most effective ways of learning. Teaching and passing information forward promote connection on multiple levels to build community, and they also make it easier to remember what’s important.
  • 21:00 — The Toltecs see all as family. This felt perspective promotes the ability to recognize and help others through pain while connecting with people on much deeper levels.
  • 28:30 — Making the choice to consciously step away from suffering is an act of love that we can all benefit from. When you really want to make a change, the decision isn’t actually that difficult — and you’ll no longer be trapped in a cage.
  • 33:20 — Symbols are important, especially when they’re open to our interpretation. We can use them to fulfill our dreams and manifest visions.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “We humans have strong intent. Always be careful what you intend — that might create a reality.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “We cannot be there for somebody if we’re not there for ourselves first.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “The peaceful truth doesn’t care to react; it just cares to be and witness everything.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “Experience is the real teacher in life.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “When we share something that was given to us, we’re not giving it to someone. We’re receiving it.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “Once you wake up, you know the meaning of your life.” – Don Jose Ruiz

 

BIO:

In 2010, Don Jose Ruiz released his first book, The Fifth Agreement, in partnership with his father, Don Miguel Ruiz. Following its publication, Don Jose began traveling around the United States, Mexico, and South America. Don Jose inspires people in many different ways, including through his book signings, lectures, and seminars, and by hosting journeys to Teotihuacan and other sacred sites around the world.

Don Jose's message has been heard all over the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Israel, and South America. His journeys to sacred sites have also been translated into many different languages, including Spanish, French, and German. His message changes lives and brings people closer to themselves than ever before. His passion is to help children stay away from gangs and drugs by developing healthy outlets, such as music and other creative avenues.

Don Jose enjoys working with people of all faiths and cultures. He sees all men and women as equals and feels it's a blessing to be alive. He plans to continue to share the wisdom of his family lineage through his own life experiences.

Disrupting the Dysfunctional Medical Model with the Modern Country Doctor with Dr. Eric Grasser
43:24
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 43:24
Disrupting the Dysfunctional Medical Model with the Modern Country Doctor with Dr. Eric Grasser

A few years ago, Dr. Eric Grasser approached me to partner with him on the Ayurveda Summit. We had a blast together and have kept in touch since. He is a brilliant doctor who knows so much about so many things, but who is also incredibly humble and easy to talk to, and I so appreciate our friendship.

When we started collaborating, Dr. Grasser was not happy with the mainstream medical model he was using to run his complimentary allopathic, functional medicine, and ayurvedic practice.

Today, we talk about the return of the country doctor. Dr. Grasser talks about how he transformed from a regular practice to a non-butler concierge model. Why? This model incentivizes doctors to take preventive care of their patients. To me, this is the future of complementary medicine: finding what we should do next as collaborators of eastern and western medicine, transformative technology, and ancient wisdom.

 

I rap with Dr. Eric Grasser about a Better Doctor-Patient Relationship:

  • How he transitioned from a regular practice to a membership-based model
  • Why his model better incentivises doctors to implement preventive care and educate their member and patients
  • Readjusting our mindset into an evolving wellness model

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Rethink how doctors may re-enter the picture in your wellness future
  • How to develop a community that nurtures its members
  • Why you want to see an integrative doctor vs. an allopathic doctor
  • Learn how to find this model of care near you!

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:30 People are thirsting for a change to the traditional care model we practice in our western world, where illness is treated as it arises and where income is generated when a physician sees a patient.
  • 7:40 With his new membership-based model, all of Dr. Grasser's patients have the following benefits:
    • Enhanced access
      • Members can directly communicate with Dr. Grasser via cell phone at all hours of the day or night
      • If they have an urgent need, members can be worked into Dr. Grasser's schedule the same day or the day after
    • Prolonged visit time
      • Members have time to talk about their diet and lifestyle during visits
      • Members have more time for prevention and education
    • Membership Meetings
      • Every couple of months, Dr. Grasser gives a lecture on a health topic that combines functional medicine, Ayurveda, and integrative medicine
      • Members can participate in a Q&A following the lectures, which brings the members together and promotes a sense of support between them
    • Access in emergencies
      • Even when they are admitted to the hospital, members can be assured that Dr. Grasser will be there to take care of them
    • Comprehensive members receive even more benefits:
    • Access to Dr. Grasser's online courses
    • Discounts on supplements
    • Home visits
  • 10:40 Switching from a traditional model to an integrative and collaborative membership model can help not only patients' individual Thrive, but also community and planetary Thrive.
  • 17:20 The membership model is also a shift from reactionary to preventive medicine. Instead of paying every time to see a doctor, a membership fee provides access to them all the time, and that relationship nurtures healthy behaviors and establishes a healthier life with less affliction down the road.
  • 24:35 Many progressive practices bring in health coaches and use the power of members as a peer group to follow up with each other and make sure they are making changes in their daily lives. This allows physicians to focus their skill set to its greatest capacity while also providing patients with support in transforming their health behaviors.
  • 32:30 Look for concierge medicine practices or functional medicine practitioners to find a similar, membership-based model of care near you!

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "This is what disruption looks like in the holistic paradigm. It looks like a lot of people connecting. It looks like not just information being exchanged, but support." - Cate Stillman
  • "Patients want to talk. They want to be listened to. They want to be asked questions. They want education. They want options reviewed to them. And they want perspective." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "It's easier to take care of 300 well people than 300 sick people!" - Cate Stillman
  • "Western medicine is great for emergencies, but we know that it's been incredibly unsuccessful in chronic disease management, and it's been unsuccessful in prevention and lifestyle. And that's where Ayurveda shines." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "Learn from whatever worked or didn't work yesterday and apply that today." - Cate Stillman
  • "It's incredibly frustrating for patients to come in and have their doctor not know them." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "Unfortunately, the way the western medical system is structured… is all about turning the person who is a whole, complete being, into just the sum of parts and a set of diagnoses." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "People are on a wellness journey. It's not a stop." - Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Dr. Eric Grasser is one of the world’s foremost experts in the integration of Functional Medicine and Ayurveda. He supports his patients through his extensive experience in Western Medical practice as well as his deep knowledge of the alternative healing systems of Ayurveda, Yoga and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Grasser is also a dad and a graduate of Stanford University and Dartmouth Medical School.

Advocating for Kids Riding Bikes with Kickstarter Book Launch
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 40:44
Advocating for Kids Riding Bikes with Kickstarter Book Launch

“Bike-a-bike-a-bike-a, bike-a-bike,“Bike-a-bike-a-bike-a, bike-a-bike-a-bike.”

Indy made up this song around two and a half years old, scooting herself around the kitchen on her pedal-less toddler bike. Her bike was the center of her entertainment in the center of our house for two years. She sang that song hundreds of times, which you’ll hear me spontaneously perform live in this episode.

On today’s Dharma  & Dollars show  local Teton Valley Idaho resident, Jannine Fitzgerald talks about her family’s kids bike advocacy work in the world. She and her husband Scott are in the homestretch of their second kickstarter campaign to fund their second kid’s book which serves as a tool for bike advocacy.

 

Belief #1: Bikes are freedom machines that build experiences and values that become the foundation of lifelong success and happiness.

Belief #2: The # of kids riding bikes is declining.

Belief #3: Media drives beliefs and behaviors.

I rap with Jannine Fitzgerald about Kid’s Bike Advocacy:

  • The crisis in tech over wheels
  • The doors that open for bicycle riders
  • How bikers see the world differently

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Thinking about a kickstarter campaign for your book? Get an inside scoop.
  • Getting books into shops, magazines, Amazon
  • How to rent a car instead of a bike for your next trip!

Links:

                          

BIO:

In 2015, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald decided to sell their shop, Fitzgerald's Bicycles, which they had owned and operated since 2002. While running the store, Scott and Jannine saw, time and time again, the positive impacts bicycles have on people of all ages, as well as communities as a whole.

What they came to refer to as 'the Power of the Bicycle', took hold of them over the years and led to the launch of Buddy Pegs, their new company.

Buddy Pegs was created to connect kids (and parents) to the building blocks of lifelong happiness through the power of the bicycle.

Their first product, a children's alphabet book titled B is for Bicycles, is their first foray into the media market. This children's book was successfully funded via Kickstarter in 2014, and brought to life in 2015. 

The Fitzgerald's are now taking their passion for bicycle advocacy outside of their home in the Tetons (Jackson Hole, WY / Teton Valley, ID), and across the world. By creating bicycle experiences for kids, and their parents, Scott and Jannine plan on showing how the bicycle really can be a simple solution to the world's most complex problems. And just a lot of fun!

Daring to Be Real About Yoga + Motherhood with Rachel Brathen
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 41:45
Daring to Be Real About Yoga + Motherhood with Rachel Brathen

Rachel Brathen is a famous yoga teacher who strives to keep it real. Raised in Sweden and now living on Aruba she walks her talk and brings you back to your mat. She is a new mom of a baby girl. In this show she raps about becoming “popular”, teaching teens, and how she connects with her students.

 

I rap with Rachel Brathen about Bringing Online Yoga to Your Home Practice:

  • How to bridge learning yoga online with a real relationship with a teacher and community
  • Why your practice needs to evolve with time
  • Best tip for Yoga Teachers to fill their retreats

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Connecting to the core values of the practice of Yoga
  • Why teens start yoga
  • Is yoga + Ayurveda a flash in a pan of modern popularity?
  • Motherhood + Homesteader + the painting the perfect picture
  • The humility of the path of yoga

 

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BIO:

Swedish native Rachel Brathen is a New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and international yoga teacher residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. With over two million followers in social media, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day and constantly travels the globe to connect with her community.

In addition to teaching worldwide, Rachel is the founder of www.oneOeight.com; an online platform for yoga, meditation, and healing. As the most successful crowd-funded yoga project of all time, the platform is made up of a vast community of dedicated practitioners from all over the world looking to cultivate balance, create space for inner healing and deepen their yoga practice. With an amazing team of experienced guides and teachers, oneOeight offers heart-centered classes designed to fit the always evolving needs of both body, mind and soul.

Conscious Daydreaming is How You Connect to Your Future with Summer McStravick
32:23
2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 32:23
Conscious Daydreaming is How You Connect to Your Future with Summer McStravick

Are you action-oriented, or more of a daydreamer? In today’s show, Summer McStravick unpacks the art of conscious daydreaming, which she calls Flowdreaming, to tap into a deeper trust and flow with the universe that created us.

We explore why it’s far more productive to let go of the conscious, problem-solving mind. In Flowdreaming, the payoff for the practice of conscious daydreaming is the lived, embodied experience of aligning the future to the present. That may sound “out-there.” In actuality, it’s refreshingly efficient, fun, and easeful.

 

I rap with Summer McStravick about Flowdreaming:

  • How to use conscious daydreaming to access higher states of flow and ease.
  • Why we need to lose track of time to access a deeper plane of consciousness
  • How to access a frictionless state of knowing

By Flowdreaming, you tap into your core state of consciousness, where you can emote and therefore create.

Take the time to ask a question and receive an answer, or receive an arising emotion. Check out Flowdreaming.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Are you in  need of more action or more dreaming? Learn how to develop both aspects of yourself.
  • How to make the most of conscious daydreaming
  • How ultra-controllers can learn to let go
  • Why you want to engage in pre-action rather than reaction

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

Show Highlights:

  • 5:10 Flowdreaming has two elements: Flow and Dreaming. Flow is a realization that life is a continuous flow of growth without resistance. Dreaming is the practice of conscious daydreaming, where we can connect to our consciousness and co-create through emotion and desire.
  • 8:55 It's easier for some people to fall into nonphysical co-creation than others. If you are more action-oriented than preaction-oriented, you should schedule time for daydreaming. Spend 10-15 minutes a day connecting with consciousness.
  • 11:40 You may naturally release into daydream when you engage in a repetitive activity such as riding a bike or taking a shower. When this happens, open up all the way and let free-form associations happen, and connect into flow and source.
  • 15:40 Summer describes how flowdreaming helped her grieve her cancer diagnosis and find a state of bliss.
  • 19:45 Mining regret daily creates constant healing and learning. By doing this, you release smaller losses and failures, and ensure that they won't build up to a point of overwhelming grief.
  • 24:40 In today's western society, our masculine cognition and willpower is overdeveloped, while feminine intuition and desire is trained out of us early on. But our feminine intuition is really in charge of our actions and behaviors, and thus it is important for us to tap into and harness that power of desire.  

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "We are expanding and adding to ourselves every single day." - Summer McStravick
  • "There is a natural road that is frictionless, that doesn't have any resistance, that is you fully in your expansion, in your growth." - Summer McStravick
  • "Emotion is the universal language." - Summer McStravick
  • "Have a conversation with source, with flow, with future, with your greater self. Whatever! Emote, and therefore you're creating." - Summer McStravick
  • "Most of the time, we spend our lives in reaction… if you want to be someone who is co-creating, who is manifesting, you have to get out of reaction. You have to get into preaction." - Summer McStravick
  • "Whatever you're feeling or experiencing, you're actually creating." - Summer McStravick
  • "There are multiple paths to God…, multiple paths to source. - Summer McStravick
  • "After my diagnosis, I cried for three days straight... It was like a purge of old, blocked emotion. And I realized that I wasn't just crying for the diagnosis. I was crying for every crappy thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life." - Summer McStravick
  • "This feminine power…, it's very connected to emotion, very connected to desire, very connected to full process: life and death, very connected to flow, and actually opens the gateway to collaborative forms of intelligence." - Cate Stillman

BIO:

Summer McStravick, the woman who invented Flowdreaming, specializes in the architect of emotions – the language of the universe – which she helps people harness so they can program their future and experience unstoppable upleveling and personal growth in every aspect of their lives.

She’s known for having been hand-selected to work for Louise Hay, where she had the opportunity to dream-up and build Hay House Radio to what it is today. There, she produced major online seminars, CDs, and radio programs for people like Esther and Jerry Hicks (with Abraham), Suze Orman, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Doreen Virtue, and many other luminaries in the fields of self-help and spirituality.

It was while at Hay House Radio that Summer began to share her previously private practice for manifesting, which turned into Flowdreaming®. Recommended by her co-host Dr. Wayne Dyer, public demand for Flowdreaming exploded, so Summer wrote two books and recorded hundreds of audios, and began her life-changing journey teaching Flowdreaming to thousands.

Designing Your Space with Ayurvedic Wisdom (with Vixi's Ashley Dentino)
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Designing Your Space with Ayurvedic Wisdom (with Vixi's Ashley Dentino)

Ashley of Vixi.com first came to me as a Yoga student, and then she later reappeared in my life as an Ayurveda student. We became collaborative colleagues as she transitioned into developing Vixi, and since then, she’s gone into interior design in Manhattan after attending school. Ashley and I have this experience of both noticing the interweaving between living a life of thrive and developing our spaces to step into our potential. That’s what today’s show is all about!

 

I rap with Ashley Dentino about designing your space with Ayurvedic Wisdom:

  • Creating a space that brings you forward into what you want more of
  • Easy ways to use color and materials from season to season
  • Why it’s important to feel synced up with your environment and how to decorate to be better attuned to it

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Find out how to create balance in your life through home decor, especially when you’re living in the city and don’t have as many natural cues to draw from
  • Learn how Ayurveda ties into interior decor, and how like increases like
  • Discover how to decorate for your dosha

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 6:00 — Switching in new colors and materials — flowers, table linens, bedding, candles, even food — provides decorating cues throughout the seasons. Like increases like, and by minimizing “hot” colors during summer, you can avoid heating up too much with the weather. Bring in balancing elements instead.
  • 9:45 — Different doshas need different types of interior design to harness their energies in the most effective ways and for their energies to be uplifted and mobile. Design can also change based on what the seasonal dosha is.
  • 15:15 — Ashley discusses evidence-based design and how the colors, dimensions, and lighting of a space can impact us mentally and physically. We can create spaces to evoke emotions and functions within ourselves.
  • 22:13 — Design is a feedback loop. It’s a reflection of what’s inside of us showing up in our spaces, but our spaces also deeply affect us.
  • 26:30 — We need to think about what our goals are as people before we start thinking about what our goals are for decorating our spaces. Once we do this, we can create our spaces in a way that energizes us and propels us toward who we want to be in the future.
  • 33:35 — We aren’t using our spaces unconventionally enough. Instead of a guest room, why not have a creativity room? We need to think about the square footage value of each room and how the things in these spaces are earning their keep. It’s okay to extract (and increase) the value of every room, but we can do this unconventionally to make the spaces more personal.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Summer is so pared down.” – Cate Stillman
  • “When we’re not in control of our space, we’re not in control of our time.” – Cate Stillman
  • “A lot of people don’t like change in their space. And it’s hard.” – Ashley Dentino
  • “Always say ‘Let’s just try it, and if we don’t like it we can move everything back.’” – Ashley Dentino
  • “People don’t invest enough of their attention into creating a space at a high enough level of vibration that nourishes their potential.” – Cate Stillman
  • “I see design as a feedback loop.” – Ashley Dentino
  • “If we want to have clarity of thought...it’s entirely linked to the space element.” – Cate Stillman

BIO:

Ashley Dentino is a New York-based interior designer dedicated to helping people apply timeless design tools and strategies to their homes to create a huge impact on their daily lives. Through her blog and online design programs, Ashley works with people who are design enthusiasts — they love and appreciate interior design but don't have the time, skills, or confidence to figure it all out themselves.

Ashley has always had an extraordinary fascination with interior design and the power it has on the way we think, feel, and operate. She wanted to figure out what exactly it is that makes a space come alive with its own energy and best serve the people who spend time there. Why do some environments feel cold and unwelcoming, while others feel effortlessly comfortable, functional, and uniquely beautiful?

After growing up with a father who builds luxury custom homes, working in the family business, and spending nearly a decade in the health and wellness industry, Ashley can say with confidence there's a major connection between the design of our homes and our human potential.

The Role of Love in Healing Trauma with Sex Trafficking Survivor Anneke Lucas
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The Role of Love in Healing Trauma with Sex Trafficking Survivor Anneke Lucas

Yoga as a tool for healing the entire planet. Through yoga philosophy, meditation, conscious awareness, mindfulness, etc. and also the physical practice, lived spirituality can change the materialistic mindset that has the entire world in chaos. The current top to bottom paradigm is not working. As I've survived child abuse at the hands of several world

leaders, I know firsthand the darkness of society and my healing journey through yoga has brought me back to life.

The journey inward ­ is needed now to change the paradigm to a model of peace, much like John Lennon's future world in "Imagine." For this to happen, we have to remove the corporate greed and colonization out of yoga, and go back to its spiritual essence. With Liberation Prison Yoga, we bring trauma informed yoga ­ which would work for everyone since we are all traumatized from living in a world run by insane people.

“When relationships are integrative, the brain becomes integrated. This may sound too simple, but every bit of evidence suggests that it’s true. In other words, healthy relationships stimulate the growth of integrative fibers.” according to Dr. Daniel Siegel.

Our yoga programs also keep into account the fight-flight-freeze-collapse response in people suffering from P.T.S.D.

 

I rap with Anneke Lucas  about:

  • What trauma-conscious Yoga is and how it helps sufferers of painful, damaging events
  • The role of inner power dynamics
  • Why teaching Yoga doesn’t have to involve verbal commands

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:   

  • Learn how Yoga teachers are trained to work with people who’ve experienced trauma
  • See how trauma-conscious Yoga helps people navigate the issues of incarceration, and how anger, frustration, and depression are natural parts of the healing process
  • Understand the ways in which intense trauma can transform into intense healing

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 5:50 — Many survivors of trauma have spent much of their lives in fight or flight mode. This isn’t a true indicator of who they are, just how their brains have been forced to work.
  • 8:45 — Trauma is all too infrequently addressed in Yoga teacher training, and trauma-conscious Yoga often requires complete retraining. There are no commands used at all in the language of these Yoga sessions. Students start in a circle and have a conversation to connect from their hearts before doing poses.
  • 15:00 — We’re living in an inherently traumatic world where the people at the bottom — prisoners, those living in poverty — are carrying the biggest burden of pain for everyone else. But the more trauma a person has, the more inclined they are to not feel those painful feelings.
  • 21:05 — Liberation Prison Yoga doesn’t focus on accountability like most programs do — it’s the last thing LPY looks at. Instead, the focus is on helping people get in touch with their pure, light, true nature. Guided meditation plays a huge role in this by helping people move beyond their physical experiences.
  • 31:30 — Working through trauma requires going back to the origin and feeling the feelings of shock, disbelief, anger, and disgust. It’s physically taxing. The experience lands in the heart and causes pain and grief, but that’s where wisdom comes from.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “The people who look too good to be true in the beginning — the reality of them is the worst.” – Anneke Lucas

 

  • “When I discovered Yoga, I knew that it was very important as a healing modality.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “Our genuine desire to be present is felt right away.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “We all have trauma. We live in a paradigm that is inherently traumatic.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “We focus on the person as a whole because we all were born that way. We all were born pure.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “We all have feelings that are frozen.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “From pain and grief comes the prize: the wisdom.” – Anneke Lucas

BIO:

Anneke Lucas founded Liberation Prison Yoga in 2014. As a survivor of child sex trafficking and extreme violence, she used elements of her own healing journey to develop programs based on how she would have wished to be treated in her young adult life. A close analysis of those people who were able to get through to her when she was shut down by trauma forms the cornerstone of LPY’s philosophy – for Liberation teachers to become those people; aware and unconditionally present for their students.

Anneke is an advocate for sex trafficking survivors. She started a petition for a bill to mandate trafficking awareness training for hotel and motel staff, as well for hotels to post signs with the National Trafficking Hotline in the lobby. Anneke is also a public speaker. She is writing a book about her healing journey, Seeds Beneath the Snow: Post Traumatic Growth and Purpose in Dark Times represented by Sam Hiyate at The Rights Factory.

JJ Virgin and the Miracle Mindset: Overcoming Life’s Hardest Lessons
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 26:52
JJ Virgin and the Miracle Mindset: Overcoming Life’s Hardest Lessons

When I first saw JJ Virgin’s work, I was impressed by her image and presentation. After The Virgin Diet was released and went straight to the top of the New York Times’ Bestseller List, I knew she had her act together as an entrepreneur.When my assistant booked her on the podcast I was thrilled. I wanted to ask her all about her path as an entrepreneur.  Then, I dug into her most recent work — The Miracle Mindset — and found out what she had been through with almost losing her teenage son to a hit-and-run car accident.

 

Find out your Miracle Mindset Score:

 

I rap with JJ Virgin about the Miracle Mindset:

  • How JJ’s mindset evolved as she grew her career and impact
  • What her biggest mindset challenge was following her son’s tragic accident
  • Why some people are more resilient than others

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn the surprising breakthroughs that come with forgiveness
  • See why we all need to take risks to grow
  • Discover which core mindsets you need for personal growth

 

Links:

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:45 — JJ discusses how mindset challenges make us better people and how we need challenge as a catalyst to realize what we’re truly capable of. When we’re coasting through life, we aren’t stopping to think about personal growth.
  • 7:00 — There are so many ways we limit ourselves. Changing our mindsets expands our comfort zones and opens us to new possibilities while we learn to show up with courage and build resilience.
  • 9:20 — The people who have made the most impact on the most people have gone through the most. They’re more stress-resilient. Life wasn’t easy for them, but they made their way through it.
  • 13:20 — Your mindset is a muscle. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to start a multimillion-dollar company or trying to improve your home life; the skillset is the same. The decision to grow and expand your life is what’s most important.
  • 19:00 — Holding grudges doesn’t serve us. We need to process each situation and really work through it to find forgiveness — not just hide the emotions away.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When things are going well, that’s not when you went, ‘Gosh, I’ve really become a better person.’” – JJ Virgin
  • “We’re never better than when we’re challenged.” – JJ Virgin
  • “We go through things in life and we don’t realize the imprint they have and how much they can move us forward.” – JJ Virgin
  • “Your ability to handle things expands to incredible degrees.” – JJ Virgin
  • “I know...that I’m not playing big enough when I don’t wake up a little bit scared.” – JJ Virgin
  • “Am I feeling a little Impostor Syndrome? I’m probably in the right place.” – JJ Virgin
  • “Are you inspired? Are you willing to step outside your comfort zone?” – JJ Virgin
  • “Think about how life would be if we all took responsibility for ourselves.” – JJ Virgin

BIO:

 

Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindsets so they can lead bigger, better lives. She’s the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir, Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons, explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident.

 

JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach who founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit. Find articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at www.jjvirgin.com.

 

Ayurveda, Summer + Living into Your Potential Seasonal Alignment with Kate O’Donnell
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Ayurveda, Summer + Living into Your Potential Seasonal Alignment with Kate O’Donnell

What do two normal “Ayurveda people” talk about during the summer? Join me in a conversation with Kate O’Donnell and get a glimpse into our conversation as two pals hanging out. We talk about Ayurveda, summer, and the shift to how a Yogic path brings us closer into the Sattvic experience of deeper alignment, clarity, and peace. Learn some summertime tips about staying and feeling light in the hottest months of the year and some light, bright recipes you can make with plants from your local ecosystem.

 

I rap with Kate O’Donnell about beating summer burnout with Ayurveda:

  • Why just because a drink has ice in it doesn’t mean it cools your body!
  • How you can feel what you’re eating and why you should listen to those immediate signals, especially with acidic foods
  • How excess nerve activity and vibrations can spur summer burnout and overheating
  • What a “walk to the mailbox” can do for your stress and enjoyment levels

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn which foods aggravate heat and how to eat for summer
  • See how increases in fire in your body impact everything from your mood to your scalp
  • Understand what occurs in your body when you’re experiencing summer burnout
  • Find out how to chill out your internal fire with Ayurveda for summer

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:30 — When we increase the water and fire elements in our bodies, we can feel them immediately on a cellular level and even in our appearance. This is especially true when we consume things like caffeine, cigarettes, and alcohol.
  • 9:40 — If we pack on too much body weight or muscle mass, dehydrate, or get too salty or acidic, this is when we start to feel imprisoned in our bodies. We get irritated, reactionary, and edgy and start to create problems for ourselves — and it spreads from person to person.
  • 17:40 — Shakti speaks to us with a voice of pure enjoyment when we let our senses engage with her and with her watery flow. Taking a moment to let her guide us — even if it means doing nothing — helps us back off of the stress that comes along with overheating.
  • 24:25 — When we’re in rajas fire, like increases like. The energy with which something is done perpetuates that energy into the world in the same way a wildfire spreads.
  • 26:30 — When we look at summer burnout, we have to look at ourselves internally and how we’re orienting to the moment. External influences like diet play a part, but are we perpetuating heat energy within ourselves too? We need to examine relationships and projects and how we’re responding to them.
  • 32:00 — Summer menus don’t need complexity. That isn’t what Ayurvedic wisdom is about. We thrive when we eat from our ecosystems — and when we eat simple foods. Complexity isn’t a truth of our appetites.
  • 43:15 — Kate notes that our attitudes around food are what need to be modified, and the foods we eat will follow those changes. We can enjoy the sattvic experience — more mental clarity — with simple eating and attitude shifts.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Diet comes in as a very close second to stress for heating the body.” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “Your nerves start vibrating like a high-tension bridge.” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “You’re going to start to get inflamed, to get overheated, and to burn out from doing too much.” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “Humans do not know the feminine, the receptive, the watery, the not-knowingness.” – Cate Stillman
  • “Can we receive that desire and then allow it to happen?” – Cate Stillman
  • “How shakti sounds when she speaks to us is different from how rajas sounds.” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “Shakti doesn’t have an agenda” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “The number-one summer tool is outdoor recreation...taking that time to enjoy.” – Kate O’Donnell

BIO:

Kate O’Donnell is the author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well. She’s a nationally certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ashtanga Yoga teacher based in Boston, and she travels to India annually for study.Kate began Yoga by accident in South India at age 20. More than a dozen extended trips to India and nearly 20 years spent studying the wisdom traditions of the subcontinent support Kate’s understanding of Ayurveda and Yoga.After years of dedication to the Ashtanga system, Kate has experienced great benefit from this practice and was authorized by her teacher Sharath Jois to teach the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga. She currently stewards a morning Yoga program in Boston.Kate also specializes in Ayurvedic education, cooking skills, and cleansing programs, offering online programs, residential immersions and trainings, and individual consultations. Her Ayurveda and Yoga offerings aim to help others come closer to their true nature.

 

Eating Food for Summer + Boosting Digestion with Dr. John Douillard
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 43:19
Eating Food for Summer + Boosting Digestion with Dr. John Douillard

In this episode, I chat with John Douillard, one of my favourite Ayurvedic dudes out there — he’s amazing! He’s super down to Earth, he’s raised six children, and he's been a chiropractor and Ayurvedic Practitioner for decades. Dr. Douillard makes it a point to nail down the science behind things, so tune in if you want to get an earful on the inner workings and different processes that drive our biology.

We touch base on a multitude of different topics, such as ketogenesis, the paleo diet — including eating wheat or not eating wheat — and fermented foods. The overall gist of the episode is on tuning into your body this summer, what you need to do, and what you should be focusing on to experience improved connectivity in your physiology and digestion.

I rap with John Douillard about:
    • How to tune into your body during the summer — and how this supports seasonal eating with balanced summer foods
    • Why holistic, ecosystem-connected ways of living and eating are important
    • The role of seasonal microbiomes and the necessity of eating globally
    • The role of hard-to-digest foods and digestive atrophy in overall health and our bodies’ ability to detoxify

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • Why you should tune in to your body this summer to figure out your personal path for connecting to your physiology and the season
  • How to balance your doshas with the seasons and your stage of life
  • How to navigate fad and high-fat diets and prevent digestive atrophy with hard-to-digest foods
Links:

 

Related Podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 3:30 — There’s a major lack of food variety in any given region, and it’s becoming increasingly necessary to eat globally to get the nutrition we need.
  • 8:45 — Dr. John explains the importance of changing our microbiomes from season to season and how to ensure their diversity. Eating from our own gardens helps us get the diversity in our intestinal flora that we desperately need — these plants are the new probiotics.
  • 10:00 — Hard-to-digest foods, like wheat, are critical for our bodies and for proper immune system function and protection. Scientific research suggests that people who can’t digest these foods have more mercury in their blood and fewer T-cells. This digestive atrophy is dangerous.
  • 21:00 — We should be living in feast and famine cycles, not fad dieting. Our bodies have evolved to process all the beautiful plants coming from the ground during summer — not charred meats. Summer is the start of the feast season and a time of overwhelming nutrition to prep us for the famine of winter.
  • 26:30 — Melatonin may be the most important hormone in our bodies. It’s the oldest, helping us sleep and detoxify. Our working lives now cause us to produce less melatonin, which means we produce less serotonin — leading to anxiety.
  • 33:40 — High-fat and other restrictive diets are unsustainable, and they’re essentially starvation diets. This way of eating is great for springtime fat burning, but it’s not right for the entire year and is too harsh and acidic for long-term eating.

 

Favorite Quotes:
  • "Part of what we're trying to do, from an Ayurvedic perspective, from a microbiome perspective, is change the microbiome from winter to summer to spring." - Dr. John Douillard
  • "There are people walking around in our western world who have two or three strains of microbes in their guts. We're supposed to have thousands!" - Dr. John Douillard
  • “If you find yourself taking stuff out of your diet because you're not digesting well, it's a temporary solution that never addresses the bigger problem — your inability to digest an immune-supporting nutritional palate." - Dr. John Douillard
  • "We have to be able to detox the toxic world we live in." - Dr. John Douillard
  • "Start thinking about what you can eat more of as opposed to what you shouldn't eat." - Dr. John Douillard
  • "A lot of the big solutions are really simple: getting a lot more day lighting in your life, exploring your ecosystem, getting a little bit more organized about your gardening and your kitchen gardening, and bringing the sanity home." - Cate Stillman
  • "What feels good is good." - Cate Stillman
  • "Everyone's got a piece of the puzzle, but very few people have an idea about the entire puzzle." - Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, a leading online Ayurvedic health and wellness resource with over 5 million views on YouTube. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 800 articles and videos melding ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development and Nutrition Expert for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, the bestselling author of seven health books, and a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show who has been featured in USA Today, The LA Times, and dozens of other national publications. He has been in practice for over 30 years and has seen over 100,000 patients. Dr. John directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the Year in Boulder, CO.

How Fear Disqualifies Us from Stepping into Potential: with Yoga Health Coach Grace Edison
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 39:48
How Fear Disqualifies Us from Stepping into Potential: with Yoga Health Coach Grace Edison

This is another amazing show with my good friend, colleague, and mentee Grace Edison. Grace helps and guides people out of their own way. This conversation explores how we disqualify ourselves based on our fears, and how there are lots of subtle limiting beliefs that can hold us back while convincing us that they’re true and real. In this episode, we talk about how to dig a few layers deeper. In doing so, we gain new perspectives on how we’re disqualifying ourselves from stepping onto our dharmic paths.

 

Tune in and find out how and where you’re disqualifying yourself.

 

I rap with Grace Edison about Making the Hard Choice to Step Beyond Fear

  • Common ways we disqualify ourselves from big opportunities
  • Determining when a big choice is good for you
  • Investing in yourself with bravery and courage
  • Figuring out your “why”

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • How to stop hitting your head against a proverbial brick wall and get out of your own way
  • How to make decisions based on your future self that aren’t rooted in fear
  • Ways to transform from a hot mess into an organized, thriving entrepreneur
  • How to say “yes” to the things that scare you the most, face fears to do what you desire, and learn about your desires from your fears

 Links

Grace Edison's website

Grace on Facebook

Terrace Yoga Studio

Terrace Yoga Studio on Facebook

Talk to Grace and other Yoga Health Coaches

Body Thrive

Yoga Health Coaching

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Related Podcasts

Get Out of Your Box & into Your Journey with Allie Van Fossen

Lucky Breaks + Hard Work to become a NYT Best Seller with Ayurvedic Author Katie Silcox 

The Feminine Side of Ambition with Grace Edison

Make More Money in Your Wellness Career 

Show Highlights:
  • 4:50 — Grace recounts how she became involved in Yoga Health Coaching through Body Thrive and discusses her journey along the way as a Yoga teacher who loves helping people.
  • 13:05 — We need to change our patterns to achieve our desires — otherwise we’re stuck in a loop of discomfort and feeling sick and tired (a samskara).
  • 16:35 — If we’re not growing exponentially, we’re out of the loop and don’t see how to get clear on our “whys.” We’ve disqualified ourselves from the growth curve because of limiting beliefs. And when we have wellness careers and we disqualify ourselves, we’re also disqualifying all the people we have the potential to impact.
  • 24:40 — We need to learn how to leverage regret and make sure we don’t repeat our mistakes again in order to break cycles and experience growth.
  • 29:00 — Where do you want to be in a year? Is your next choice getting you there? We are verbs, not nouns, and we need to make choices based on our future selves, not who we are presently.
  • 32:50 — Readiness isn’t the feeling of certainty, but rather feeling right about something and simultaneously scared to fail at attempts to pursue it.
  • 38:00 — We need to step into dharma to look at the ways we’re qualified to do what we most deeply desire. What are our advantages? Who makes up our support systems? Who believes in us?

Favorite Quotes

  • "How bad do you want it? Because the only one who's going to get in your way is you." – Cate Stillman
  • “What do your fears have to tell you?” – Grace Edison
  • "If you have the call, you gotta live the call." – Cate Stillman
  • "The world needs you to get out of your own damn way so we can all do this together." – Grace Edison
  • "You can't expect it not to be hard, so stop. And stop thinking it was easier for someone else." – Cate Stillman
  • "There is no 'good time.' The time is now." – Grace Edison
  • "Readiness...is not feeling certainty and knowing exactly how it's going to go — usually it's hair-straight-back terrifying, but damn it's exciting." – Grace Edison
  • "We know deep down that it's right and that it's scary." – Cate Stillman

BIO

Grace Edison lives in British Columbia, Canada. She’s a mom of twin 8-year-olds, a Yoga teacher, a studio owner, and a Yoga Health Coach — and she also works for Cate Stillman in Admissions at Yogahealer! More than anything, she loves to make people laugh and has a not-so-secret dream of doing stand-up comedy.

Grace has a strong passion for empowering others to take their health and wellness into their own hands. She loves building authentic relationships, making people laugh, and creating supportive communities. After a longstanding relationship with severe depression, Grace has found deep relief through the habits of Ayurveda — and much credit is due to Cate and her Body Thrive program. After taking Body Thrive several times and jumping into Yoga Health Coaching, Grace came aboard the Yogahealer team. If you’re interested in applying for or discovering if you’re a good fit for the course, please contact her at graceg@yogahealer.com to book a strategy session!

The 6 Human Needs + Your Modern Life Skills with Michael Kohan
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 49:16
The 6 Human Needs + Your Modern Life Skills with Michael Kohan

Have you heard of the six psychological human needs? These are the needs that surface after food and shelter are checked off your list:

 

  • Significance
  • Contribution
  • Growth
  • Love
  • Certainty
  • Uncertainty

 

In this show with Michael Kohan, aka Mukunda Chandra das, I dive into which human needs I’m dominated by. I tell all in hopes that you’ll have a better idea of the positive and negative needs and drives that are influencing your behavior.

 

I rap with Michael Kohan about Getting Your Psychological Needs Met with Positive Outcomes:

  • How understanding your human needs can help you live in integrity and with positivity
  • The difference between drives and needs and how they affect each other
  • The importance of knowing others’ needs and how this can help you understand friends and loved ones’ motivations on a deeper level

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Identify two dominant needs you have
  • Learn which are the core needs or drives of the people you live with
  • Find out why people take on spiritual names…and what to do when you or they do

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 4:00 — Michael outlines the four ashrams, what’s typical of each stage, and how they coincide with different names people take on throughout life.
  • 7:50 — The six human needs are our driving forces for all our basic functions: why we get up in the morning, how we behave, how we connect and interact with the world around us, and how we make our lifestyle choices. Each need complements the others.
  • 15:00 — Sometimes people have needs to feel the six human needs, and sometimes they have drives to feel the human needs. When our needs mature and evolve, they become drives.
  • 22:10 — There are natural dyads in the needs that can seem like conflicts or a competition. It’s important for us to find balance with our needs, which we can do when we understand them and find unique ways to fulfill them.
  • 25:20 — Our dominant needs change at different stages of our lives.
  • 34:20 — Michael discusses “weapons of mass distraction” and how they relate to self-improvement and fulfillment via the six psychological needs.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “If you take on a spiritual name, it calls you to a higher sense than your worldly name.” –Cate Stillman
  • “Two human needs will be your driving force.” –Michael Kohan
  • “When you understand it, then you can know how to live more harmoniously.” –Michael Kohan
  • “When you understand what you need and what the people in your life need, you’re able to live more productively.” –Michael Kohan
  • “How can I fulfill this human need in a positive way? How do I fulfill it in a way that makes the world better?” –Michael Kohan
  • “Isn’t that what the whole point of being a spiritually minded person is? It’s to become integrated.” –Michael Kohan

 

BIO:

Michael Kohan, or Mukunda Chandra das (affectionately known as Mukunda), is dedicated to helping his clients and students balance all aspects of their lives — their emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. Mukunda is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified Life Coach, a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and a Certified Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner who works with others to guide them to restore balance in their lives via healthier, more-conscious lifestyle choices. True harmony is achieved through developing balanced cooperation between mind, body, and soul.

Living in this world can be tough at times, but when we learn simple spiritual tools for healing and maintenance, life can be much easier. Mukunda’s goal is to help clients and students discover the skills that’ll help them move forward in all areas of their lives. Mukunda feels that his purpose is to serve others through his teachings by encouraging students and clients to become steadfast in their own practices while integrating spiritual and mindful living into their day-to-day lives.

Mukunda met his spiritual mentor, Guru H.H. Radhanatha Swami, and after several years of formal study under his Guru — which included systematic reading of spiritual texts, dedicated practice of mantra meditation, rising early for morning services, and regulating his cooking and diet — Mukunda received formal initiation into his spiritual lineage in 2013.

Women + Moon Cycle Empowerment with YouTube Yogini Kassandra Reinhardt
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 51:21
Women + Moon Cycle Empowerment with YouTube Yogini Kassandra Reinhardt

There are deep and longstanding benefits to aligning your Yoga practice with the lunar cycle. You can tap into the energetics and archetypes of the four main moon phases both on your mat and in your daily life.

Kassandra Reinhardt began to experience the power of attending to the archetypal goddess stages syncing with the moon cycles. Then, she began to guide a community of women through the process of self-empowerment via syncing their activities with their menstrual cycles, and syncing their menstrual cycles to the moon cycle.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • What Yin Yoga is all about and how it can help you slow down
  • The power of aligning your Yoga practice to your menstrual rhythm
  • The ways the moon cycle can impact your time on the mat

 

I rap with Kassandra Reinhardt about Women + Moon Cycle Empowerment:
  • How Yin Yoga led her to her moon cycle
  • What are the four stages and four goddess archetypes that represent the moon cycle
  • How to tap into the power of the moon and the rhythm of your body
  • Why women suffer from PMS...and how to stop the hurt
  Links:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 5:40 — Because of its slowed, passive nature, Yin Yoga isn’t about building muscle or losing weight. It’s about building mental and meditative strength.
  • 9:00 — The history of studying human anatomy focused on compartmentalizing each muscle and body part, but that’s fundamentally incorrect. Kassandra discusses how releasing that idea in favor of a holistic approach helped her open up.
  • 14:00 — Many people are experiencing whole-body dissonance in today’s world. They’re engaging in the very bodily-Yin activity of sitting at desks, but mentally, their Yang is off the charts with stress and to-do lists.
  • 27:20 — Women’s fertility and monthly cycles are no longer aligned with the lunar cycle. Somewhere along the way, they got out of sync with each other, but we can reclaim unification with these cycles.
  • 30:25 — We go through four archetypes during our monthly cycle: the maiden, the mother, the wild woman, and the crone. Getting in touch with our intuition and connecting with these four archetypes can help us reclaim our femininity.
  • 40:50 — Giving voice to your wild woman and channeling your sensitivity can help transform your PMS into a source of power.
Favorite Quotes:
  • “Nothing is separate in our bodies. Everything is interconnected.” –Kassandra Reinhardt
  • “Yin Yoga has an emphasis that we’re linking the entire body together.” –Kassandra Reinhardt
  • “The big shift that happened in my body was when I started to let go of the idea that everything is separate.” –Kassandra Reinhardt
  • “When I feel the most at peace with myself is when I find that balance.” –Kassandra Reinhardt
  • “As far as I go out, that’s as deep as I get to go in.” –Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Kassandra Reinhardt is an Ottawa-based Yoga Instructor on a mission to help others feel great with Yoga. She started practicing Yoga in 2008 as a way to become more flexible and learn to manage stress and anxiety. Little did she know that, in a few short years, she would have the privilege of becoming a teacher who’s passionately committed to sharing Yoga with others who, like her, were sick of feeling less than vibrant.

Before Kassandra started practicing, she barely had any energy. She couldn't quiet her mind for a single minute and always seemed to have aches and pains in her legs and lower back. Once she started practicing regularly, bit by bit she became stronger, calmer, and braver. Yoga is ingrained in her daily life in a fundamental way. It helps her meet any challenges she faces by teaching her to be present, focused, and receptive.

Kassandra believes that integrating just a little bit of Yoga into your life can help you make some drastic shifts. Whether that's going to class once a week, doing a few poses at home, or taking five minutes to meditate in your car, it's worth it. Her aim is to create accessible, easy-to-follow Yoga classes that students can do in the comfort of their own homes to make their well-being a priority.

 

Evolving Your Yoga Practice (+ Your Yoga Teaching) with Alexandria Crow
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 37:50
Evolving Your Yoga Practice (+ Your Yoga Teaching) with Alexandria Crow

When Alex Crow and I hopped on Skype, I hadn’t realized she was one of the two  HardTail gals… For those who didn’t subscribe to Yoga Journal over the past decade- you wouldn’t recognize her side view or backside in various level 3 poses. Alex went through some asthtanga-based injuries before slowly her practice way down and teaching in her own integrity.

In this conversation with Alex you can eavesdrop on us on two seasoned yoga teachers discussing about the evolution of the practice and the teaching

 

I rap with Alexandria Crow about:

  • Why the sedentary lifestyle and intense practice lead to injury
  • Where advanced teachers start co-creating the experience with their students
  • Tips for Yoga Studios who aren’t serving advanced students or teachers
  • How to teach with personal integrity

 

 

Links:

 

BIO:

 

Alexandria Crow’s yoga experience has been a journey of transformation that has led to self acceptance and a sense of ease with herself and the world around her. The physical challenges of a rigorous yoga asana practice initially provided a natural familiarity for the former competitive gymnast, through injury and inquiry her practice and teaching has evolved towards sustainability. The study of the yogic philosophy has given her tools she uses to approach life with steadiness. Her practice has taught her the importance of accessing the present moment and how one’s thoughts are not an accurate representation of who each of us are at the source. With this clarity, she’s able to live life with more ease.

Alex shares her personal experience of the transformative nature of a yoga practice with her students. Her classes are unique in their style and are wisely designed and are based on the actual mechanics of the body and allow students to explore their personal range of motion and capabilities in relation to each class's focus. She asks her students to observe the roots of their actions  to know why they are making certain choices and to understand that while they can or cannot do something doesn't necessarily mean that they  should on either side.  She teaches her students to experience the impermanent sensations of the body while watching how those sensations beget thoughts and how those thoughts beget an action that may or may not always be wise or based in the present moment. Alex’s emphasis on paying attention and her insistence on each individual respecting their own uniqueness encourages them to love and celebrate who they are. It’s this love of their own unique perfection that creates true change in her students so they can connect with more grace to themselves, to others and to the world.

Alex is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain in the simplest terms the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable for everyone, of every level and of every walk of life. She shares this knowledge with her students and other teachers so they can practice and teach wisely, sustainably and mindfully. Her continuing education workshops train teachers to be better informed on yogic philosophy, the physical mechanics of the body and how they apply to asana. Her Yoga Physics mentorship program is helping teachers build on their strengths, develop their weaknesses while discovering their own unique voices.

The Innovative Intersection of Worldly and Yogic Paths with Rod Stryker
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 44:34
The Innovative Intersection of Worldly and Yogic Paths with Rod Stryker

In the drama of modern-day hyperstimulation and overwhelm, any one of us can easily lose track of our dharma, our soul purpose. In the modern lifestyle — with all of its Vata aggravations of too much information and too many stimuli for our sense organs to process — it’s a wonder we even get dinner on the table.

We’re moving toward more mass confusion, not more mental clarity, as a modern species. Amidst this chaos I have a very sane, sound, and innovative conversation with modern guru Rod Stryker.

So, what’s the key to awakening to your dharma? Have a strong enough desire to pursue it. Bestir your desire by listening to Rod.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Why dharma ≠ profession
  • Why innovating is the natural pattern of the brain
  • The innovative intersection of the worldly path and the Yogic path

 

I rap with Rod Stryker about the Innovative Nature of Dharma:

  • How to discover your dharma’s shadow side: your vikulpa
  • Find out if you’re exploring or exploiting with your brain
  • How to attune to the the imperative of your soul

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 6:00 — We need to become both materially and spiritually fulfilled. You can have more than enough, materially speaking, and still be at a loss when it comes to having deep meaning. Do both types of work in earnest.
  • 11:10 — Our brains are fundamentally creative organisms. They’re constantly looking to innovate. But under stress, they go into “exploitation mode” and recirculate old information, which causes us to live old patterns.
  • 18:45 — We’re physically configured to innovate. Material and spiritual paths require this innovation to spur our own personal evolutions. But the process of innovation still requires us to be awake and aware and open to it to fully happen.
  • 23:30 — If you approach the goal of self-mastery while honoring the greater good, the universe will support you. If you want freedom, live for the purpose — for living on the edge.
  • 28:15 — Dharma is a chapter-by-chapter experience, not one main life purpose. It’s not what you do or how you make a living — it’s how you’re showing up as a person.
  • 30:25 — Your dharma doesn’t change throughout your life, but its expression does. It’s up to you to figure out what material you need to bring along.
  • 36:20 — A lot of us continue to do what we’re good at, not what we need to do. But we’re not using our full selves, and we need to find new paradigms.

 

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Innovating is the natural pattern of the brain.” –Rod Stryker
  • “Freedom — svatantrya — is living on the edge.” –Rod Stryker
  • “Dharma ≠ profession.” –Rod Stryker
  • “You are born with dharma.” –Rod Stryker
  • “If you always nurture dharma, dharma will always nurture you.” – Rod Stryker

 

BIO:

Yogarupa Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He has taught for more than 35 years, dedicating his life to improving others’ lives through his lectures, writing, creativity, leadership, and service.

After decades of study, intensive practice, and apprenticeship with internationally renowned Yoga masters, Rod founded ParaYoga® to create a resource for the time-tested wisdom of the Yoga tradition. As part of ParaYoga®'s Master Training program, he recently launched one of the most comprehensive online Yoga teacher trainings in the world.

Renowned for his depth of knowledge, practical wisdom, and unique ability to transmit the deepest teachings to modern audiences, Rod is a leading spokesperson for living a life of purpose, fulfillment, and freedom on two fronts. On one, he offers accessible wisdom and practices to wide audiences — those who simply want to live more joyfully and effectively. He’s also a leading authoritative source for experienced students and teachers of Yoga and meditation. Rod is a mentor to hundreds of teachers and thousands of students worldwide.

Building Your Influence + Your Team with Your Values with Nor Franco
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 51:44
Building Your Influence + Your Team with Your Values with Nor Franco

Last year I learned how to codify and lead to the values intrinsic in Yogahealer. I learned how to hire for values first and skills second. This learning enabled Nor and I to find each other and to get quick traction in leading the team at Yogahealer into the next phase of development together.

So much flack is thrown at businesses who have a global remote team. Terms like off-shore labor often bring dirty business practices and unethical leaders to mind. The idea of saving a buck at the expense of our humanity is where the conversation tends to go.

Nor and I show a whole other world that is happening simultaneously. A world in which we and zillions of other small businesses are having a truly evolutionary connection with remote global teamwork.  Like Nor says, “At Yogahealer we are a mini United Nations.”

Learn from what is working with us. Apply it to your family, your teams, your work.

I rap with Nor Franco about Leading + Managing with Values:

  • How values lead the way in leadership
  • How  global remote teams can be life-enhancing for their people
  • How to become a better leader and a better manager

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • You’ll diversify your perspective on teamwork + values
  • The most essential skill of a manager

 

Links:

http://www.nextmanager.net/

 

Show Notes:

 

  • 5:45 — Working with a global group isn’t “dirty labor”; it’s helping to create an inspiring global marketplace that’s truly enriching lives. The personal ethics of small businesses create an environment where people from around the world can benefit from sharing each other’s skills.
  • 9:45 — There’s a big difference in the mindset of “remote teams” versus “outsourcing.” The team is the most important component, and values can align whether or not the team is working remotely or in person — there’s no difference in terms of ethics.
  • 14:40 — Company culture is what matters when it comes to letting a team of people fully harness their skills. People even get healthier together this way.
  • 22:30 — It’s easy to get excited about work and about being on a team when the work is fulfilling and impactful and the team is cohesive with shared values.
  • 29:20 — There are many ways to become an effective manager, but most important among them is knowing your core strengths. You have to manage yourself first!
  • 33:25 — Just because you’re a good leader doesn’t mean you’re also inherently a good manager. But you can still learn — or outsource those tasks to other team members.
  • 42:00 — When we work on teams, we pool our strengths. Our skills become each other’s skills, and this connection builds shared trust.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When these teams come together online, they’re creating beautiful things.”
  • “There’s actually no difference between having your people in the same room on the same floor of a building and getting to talk to them online with the technology right now.”
  • “What really matters is that you’re developing a team that is actually cohesive. They actually value each other, and they actually are caring for the welfare of others.”
  • “It’s just amazing — putting these people together in one place.”
  • “Being able to build teams and build trust without needing to meet in person — these are the skills of the future.”

 

 

BIO:

Nor is a Corporate Executive for more than 2 decades; and currently a Freelance Management Consultant and founder at nextManager.net. He works with over 100 remote workers on various teams and business initiatives. He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Agile Project Management, Business Process Improvement, Strategic HR, and Lean Management.

Experience Body Acceptance on the Cellular Level with Anna Guest-Jelley
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 43:09
Experience Body Acceptance on the Cellular Level with Anna Guest-Jelley

Anna is big into Body Acceptance and I’m big into Body Thrive. In this episode we tease apart the levels and layers on the journey to deeply embodied living. Anna Guest-Jelley is the founder of Curvy Yoga, the author of Curvy Yoga: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day. She and I have talked before on the show. I was curious about what happened since the last time we talked about the growth of Curvy Yoga and their curriculum development and her life at the helm of a growing yoga organization.

I rap with Anna Guest-Jelley about:
  • Body Acceptance
  • How Yoga works on Beginners
  • Why the process of self- acceptance + cellular embodiment take time
  • Is a support community a necessity to evolve?

From Anna “One thing that's really up for me right now is *how* we learn to listen to our bodies -- and particularly how yoga can help us with that. I think of body acceptance as an ongoing conversation with our bodies, so this listening skill is really key. We talk about both how this unfolds for us as students/practitioners as well as how teachers can help facilitate it.”

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

 

Links:   Show Notes:

 

Favorite Quotes:
  • “The goal is to move from Body Acceptance to Body Blessedness.  We are blessed to have a body. Not just accept it - but to deeply, cellularly embody the blessing.” Cate

 

Related podcasts:   BIO:

Anna Guest-Jelley is founder and CEO (Curvy Executive Officer) at Curvy Yoga, a training and inspiration portal offering classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, a virtual yoga studio and lots of love and support to people of every shape and size — all over the world.

Anna is a writer, teacher and lifelong champion for women’s empowerment and body acceptance. Co-editor of “Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body” (Llewellyn), Anna has been featured online and in print at The New York Times, The Washington Post, xoJane, The Daily Love, MariaShriver.com, US News & World Report, Southern Living, Vogue Italia, Yoga International, Yoga Journal and more. Visit Curvy Yoga online.

The Dharmic Intersection of a Soul Journey, Autoimmune Healing Crisis + Start Up Entrepreneur with Reena Jadhav
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 50:03
The Dharmic Intersection of a Soul Journey, Autoimmune Healing Crisis + Start Up Entrepreneur with Reena Jadhav

I wanted to talk with Reena, founder of HEalerpedia because after she interviewed me twice about Ayurveda I got curious about who she was. Turns out she is one smart cookie - coaching Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in the success of their start-ups.  With one degree from Wharton and an MBA from Harvard Reena’s healing journey is of particular interest to me.

Her career path was interrupted a soul journey health crisis. After getting nowhere fast she took back her life into her own hands and found her healers, her doctors, her support team to help her regain her body. In the process she awoke to the crisis of health care and where start ups and venture capital can make a difference. She is at that cool start up place of whole, ready, and curious about where her dharma and the marketplace will take her.

 

I rap with Reena Jadhav about healing her dharma + healing her Autoimmune disease:

  • Earning a Masters in Self Health Care
  • How an imbalance of surrender and control contributed to her disease pattern
  • How she healed her CIPO
  • Why it takes a team, not a doctor, to heal yourself

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

BIO:

Reena is a tech entrepreneur and investor turned health crusader. she had her first health crisis with colon cancer at 35 years and a second health crisis in september 2015 which almost killed her. After 18 months of fighting ferociously to get back her health she is on a mission to share the truth she learned. The truth about why we are getting sicker and how we can get our health back, naturally. She may have gotten a harvard mba and graduated at the top of her class at wharton undergrad but the last 18 months proved to her that our education system is letting us down when it comes to owning and protecting our health. And without great health, life sucks. she has founded healerpedia as the directory for top doctors and healers in integrative, alternative and functional medicine. So everyone has a chance at great health!

Tiffany Cruikshank on Knowing Yourself with Yoga
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 40:56
Tiffany Cruikshank on Knowing Yourself with Yoga

In this episode, I visit with Tiffany Cruikshank, a global Yoga-teaching force in and of herself. We connect around how Yoga bridges the Eastern medicine energetics into Western Yoga students’ lives. See how she’s upleveling the physiology and anatomy training in the Yoga teachers she certifies.

 

I rap with Tiffany Cruikshank about Anatomy for Yoga Teachers:
  • How Yoga is about noticing what works
  • Longevity vs. short-term health
  • Why teens need Yoga for discipline + dedication
  • How Yoga Medicine came about
  • How our Yoga practices have changed over time

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • Why it’s important to get out of “pill and a bill” mode and into holistic care — looking at the whole person and who that person is — when you’re looking for or need to guide health improvements
  • How looking at yourself and at illness like they’re trees can help you see the bigger picture of symptoms and wellness, from root to branches
  • An understanding of what exponential value is in the scope of health and why it’s important
  • What happens when East meets West in blending Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda
  • Why you need to leave room for inquiry in personal practice

 

Links:   Show Notes:
  • 2:39 — The “big picture” approach is the best way to look at yourself or someone you’re trying to help, and Eastern medicine can provide a blend of techniques that make doing this much more effective.
  • 8:27 — The nature of healing and recovery is not a “quick fix.” They’re slow paths, and climbing out of the depths can take a long time — a speed we’re not accustomed to in this day and age.
  • 13:34 — Tiffany shares her motivation, how she created her methodology, and how they both have morphed.
  • 18:07 — We’re facing an overwhelming inundation of information these days, and it’s hard to know what’s really healthy and what works. We need mindfulness while we investigate.
  • 24:10 — One of the most powerful things about Yoga is that it lets you live in the moment and focus on how you feel right now, not worry about how you felt yesterday.
  • 30:24 — People get confused when they first enter the Yoga world. They want to know a cut-and-dry “right way” to do things, but it’s not that easy. For Tiffany, teaching anatomy and physiology to students, and letting them decide, is what Yoga Medicine is all about. Part of respecting each individual is not having a “right way” to do things.
  • 32:21 — How do our practices and businesses need to change to support who we’re becoming next?

 

Favorite Quotes:
  • “We can take some of these concepts from Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda that are really relevant to Yoga and our students to get back inside the big picture.”
  • “We know when something’s wrong, but we often forget as things get better.”
  • “Listening is a form of compassion.”
  • “Healthcare providers always feel like we have to have all the answers and know everything. The reality is, we don’t know everything. Science doesn’t know everything.”
  • “Can I take care of myself without ruminating and obsessing about it and still allow myself to appreciate the moment?”

 

BIO:

Tiffany Cruikshank is an internationally renowned Yoga instructor who has  spent the past 20 years crafting  a methodology for teaching and practicing  Yoga. In these methods, the practice is melded with Eastern and Western notions of  medicine. Cruikshank’s teachings are held up by her work as a holistic health  practitioner, acupuncturist, and sports medicine expert. Based in Seattle,  Cruikshank teaches regularly for YogaGlo and travels extensively around  the world. She’s also the author of Meditate Your Weight.  Her approach has helped thousands of Yogis around the world see their  practice in a new light as a result of Cruikshank’s innovative thinking and  dedication to the practice.

My Best 10 Career Tips to Grow Your Wellness Practice
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 22:52
My Best 10 Career Tips to Grow Your Wellness Practice

My first Ayurvedic Practitioner teacher was Mary Thompson at the California College of Ayurveda (CCA). Mary and I both ended up parking trailers on the land of dear Linsey Richards, who owned a beautiful lot an a tributary to the Yuba River. This particular creek has a spectacular 50 foot waterfall.

I remember the first seeds of Yogahealer that you shared with me in your tiny trailer on Linsey’s property,” recalls Mary,  “I would like to share a small part of your story with the graduates of CCA and, if you have any words of wisdom for them, I’d like to share those, too.” Linsey Richards, a generous soul who was running the Pancha Karma Clinic for the California College of Ayurveda, took us in as Ayurvedic wanderlusters. She invited us to each park a trailer on her land above the waterfall.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • Get Cate’s best advice for your wellness pro career development
  • Shortcut the hard lessons you learned as an Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • Learn why you want to focus on results with your clients

I had the extremely good fortune to be nurtured and nourished by these two deep lovers of Ayurveda. I was apprenticing at CCA in the herb department and the Pancha Karma department under Linsey’s tutelage. We’d head back to the gorgeous spot Linsey owned above the Yuba River after work/school. We lived, breathed and conversed Ayurveda.

Mary recently contacted me to let me know that she is leaving her long time teaching position at California College of Ayurveda at the end of the year. CCA asked her to be the speaker at this year’s graduation. She reached out to me because of our strong connection back in 1999.  I was honored to hear what she had to say next:

“I want to leave the graduates with an inspirational message about some graduates of CCA and what they have done since their graduation.

I find the work you are doing out in the world to be inspirational.  Having known you as a student and to see what you have manifested since that time is certainly inspiring to me.  I remember the first seeds of Yogahealer that you shared with me in your tiny trailer on Linsey’s property.  I would like to share a small part of your story with the graduates and, if you have any words of wisdom for them, I’d like to share those, too.

I’ve been able to get some info from your website, but would love to hear any advice you might give to a new graduate.  Do you have any advice for the new graduate?  Imagine if you as who you are today could have whispered something to yourself during your own graduation ceremony, what would that have been?”

Mary’s question forced me to think about what I would say to myself if I could travel back in time from today to my past self at my time of graduation. When I graduated I already had started www.yogahealer.com. Last year, we did about $1.2 M in revenue and we have a team of 10. We have 55 workstudies on the team in mentoring and community leadership roles. To say I could have even dreamed this when I graduated school is a stretch beyond my imagination.

 

Here are the 10 steps I came up with in response to the question.

“Imagine if you as who you are today could have whispered something to yourself during your own graduation ceremony, what would that have been?”

 

1. Feel your care. Tap into your desire to be of service, to help people, don’t focus what you’re getting, focus on what you’re giving. Get good at serving and the opportunities will follow.

2. Get experience + get results as quickly as you can. Whittle away your 10000 hours, as Malcolm Gladwell would say. Don’t worry about what to charge people. Find out if you can provide value. Once you are providing value and getting results for people – you’ll have a much better sense of how you can exchange your value in the marketplace. As I learned from Greg Hartle, author of Ten Dollars and a Laptop, “You serve at the pleasure of the marketplace.”

3. Design a journey for your future clients.  You can use emails, phone calls, videos, worksheets, checklists, quizzes, retreats, 1-1 time, group time and a mix of it all. Focus on where the people who come to you want to go -and design for that.

4. Invest in learning a better business model as an Ayurvedic practitioner. I grew up semi-affluent. As a typical pitta-head I had a strong affinity for the finer things in life. I also have an ego the size of a mac truck. I wanted not just be good in my chosen career, I felt extremely driven to be great. I wanted to thrive, not survive, as a wellness pro. Implementing the right business model made the difference in income, and more importantly, it made the difference in impact. Most practitioners are unaware that they even have a business model for how they market, how they sell, how the deliver the experience of wellness. First, realize that there is a model out there that will lead you to your desired impact and desired results. Then, find it. I explain the model I use in this free training at www.yogahealthcoaching.com/thrive.

5. Find the people who want help. Go to where the people who want help are already hanging out. Don’t try to get people to come to you. Don’t try to convince people they need your help. For starters, remember to who you were 3 steps ago on your journey to thrive. What questions were you asking? Where you spending time? What would have engaged you into investing in what you most wanted 3 steps back? The marketers who are really good at this focus on their unique niche with specificity. Start with an internal investigation into the past version of yourself(think 3 steps back). Based on what you discover, Write an outline for free talk. Deliver that free talk and end it with an invitation for people to have a conversation with you.

6. lnvest in your interests. Notice your “aha’s. Pay attention to where your interests lead. Trust the shakti, the creative force of the universe, that arises as your own yearning to do what you want to do. Notice Who You’re Noticing. Notice whose work you’re attracted to. Get in touch with your own desire to be good at guiding people to thrive. Desire to be great and study those who are great. Journal on your desires and end each entry with an action step to make something happen, or to run a small experiment to see how deep that desire goes or where it leads next.

7. Form a pro posse. Stick together. Form a mesh, form a mastermind, get stronger together. Help each other to get established and take off. For starters, do a little research on Mastermind groups. Then,  write a list of 4-6 people who are like you in wanting to develop their careers, and who are at about the same stage. Do a quick interview with each of them to see if they are a fit. Then, schedule your first meeting using a group scheduling tool like www.doodle.com.

8. Learn the Yoga of sales + marketing. Don’t fall for the hype of the latest and greatest in how to grow your clientele. Learn the time tested essentials of sales and marketing. Respect the wisdom of the great teachers of sales and the great gurus of marketing. It’s the yogic path of the marketplace and it leads to having a deeper, bigger, and more long lasting impact. Learn how to market, how to sell, even before you know what you’re marketing and selling. Start now and you’ll be able to support yourself.

9. Befriend technology + hire a techie V.A. Whether you want to make a living or make a fortune, you live in the age of the search engine. You have the power to design an original and uniquely valuable experience for the people you want to help. Search for yourself on the internet. Imagine someone has just heard your name for the first time? Google yourself…Is that the experience you want someone to have? They hear about your great work, then what? Improve the experience. Over the years I wanted my peeps to have a better experience, so I hired virtual assistants from Upwork.com to design the website, run the Facebook ads, take care of the customer service.

10. Become a better version of yourself. Raise your own bar in how you can help people. Know who you are by studying your personality tests. Know your assets and grow them. Discover your native genius and develop that. But, whatever you do, don’t ever present yourself as knowing it all or having it all together. You’ll create more separation than connection, which will keep your clients from getting results. Not to mention you’ll feel like a fraud.

 

Links:

 

BIO:

Cate founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching.

Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

Cate have had a blast innovating on the edge of a 5000 year old deep wellness wisdom tradition. Tapping modern culture into ancient traditions is what Yogahealer has always been about and continues to become next!

Rewilding Ourselves + Our Kids with Sean Guinan, Holistic Pediatrics 101
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 42:33
Rewilding Ourselves + Our Kids with Sean Guinan, Holistic Pediatrics 101

Have you heard of rewilding? Rewilding means restoring ancestral ways of living that create greater health and well-being for humans and the ecosystems that we belong to. This is the topic of today’s show with Holistic Pediatric Doctor and father of four, Sean Guinan. We get into the real deal conversation in our own lives with how we are rewilding ourselves and our families, shaping our culture

I rap with Sean Guinan about Rewilding Ourselves:

  • Probiotics vs. good dirt
  • Upleveling our perspective about what is normal, healthy, and natural?
  • Forest Bathing for and HIIT for Mountain Bikers
  • Why we own Trampolines instead of Playhouses
  • Baby Steps in Rewilding Yourself and Your Family

 

Links:

 

Sean’s blogs on this topic:

 

Get Out of Your Box + into Your Journey with Allie Van Fossen
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 44:52
Get Out of Your Box + into Your Journey with Allie Van Fossen

Allie left her corporate marketing job to get her soul back. Yoga was her key “get out of jail free card.” She stopped numbing herself and starting taking care of her body and her spirit. Soon, The Journey Junkie was born.

In this conversation, we talk about why the Yoga and mindfulness movement co-arises with the “follow your calling out of your cubicle” movement. We dive into how to be smart and brave and get the next chapter of your life on.

Allie writes, “Aha moment for me: that our physical Yoga practice isn't enough to help do the work, to help us ‘live our journey’ (this is my motto within my community). As Yoga teachers, we have to introduce mindfulness and healthy habits, speak from a place of authenticity, share our shortcomings, and also touch on integration.”

 

I rap with Allie Van Fossen about busting out of cubicles to enjoy transformation:

 

  • Getting out of the box into a freedom-based lifestyle
  • Why we’re in a feedback loop of recycled ideas and inspiration
  • Why we need to stop defining our roles based on narrow thinking — if we’re in boxes, we’re keeping ourselves there
  • Why insurance for “staying safe” doesn’t provide actual assurance or security at all

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:  

  • Learn why gossip gets phased out of the Yoga lifestyle
  • Understand The Numb Path vs. The Growth Path
  • See why real living always lands you in the unknown
  • Learn how to focus on the next chapter of your life instead of the big wide open
  • Find out to what degree you’re tapping into the capacities of your chakras

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 2:20 — Allie brings up a personal example to discuss how walking away from the box — the safety net — helps you get lit up with something you really love to do.
  • 4:45 — We’re called to follow different people and ideas, but getting stuck in a workflow loop and sitting at a desk all day prevent that by leading to a rut of “absolute blah.”
  • 8:30 — There’s intense responsibility in directing our own awareness, but many people are afraid to take responsibility for making the choices that’ll get them into a more creative, active zone.
  • 14:25 — A huge shift occurs when you stop putting up with what you don’t like and say yes to what you do like.
  • 19:00 — Have a willingness to recognize and let go of old habits and patterns. Take a deeper look at what isn’t serving you — like gossip.
  • 28:05 — When we’re looking to grow and live our dreams, we need to focus on just getting to the next chapter — even if we don’t know what the chapter after it holds. It’ll appear when the time is right.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “I remember calling my mom and saying my soul was being sucked out of me in that cubicle.”
  • “I think a lot of people — when they’re stuck in that desk job — it’s because they won’t force something else to happen. They won’t force function out of their choices. They don’t come up with the better ideas...and they wonder, ‘Why can’t I make the leap?’”
  • “Once you start to peel away some of the layers of self-doubt and insecurity and start fueling your confidence through your entire lifestyle...the creativity starts zooming into your brain out of nowhere.”
  • “What does your tongue like to taste? What cloth makes your skin happy?”
  • “All these small life shifts start to happen and they’re tugging at you and they’re asking you and they’re really pulling at you. The more you tap into it, the harder it pulls and the better it feels to follow the pull.”

 

BIO:

Allie is the creator behind the online Yoga and life inspiration community, The Journey Junkie. She strives to help others live their journeys through the practices of Yoga, mindfulness, healthy living, and sharing her personal story alongside her tribe. She’s also the soul behind the newly created podcast Truth + Dare, a community that's dedicated to female empowerment through living our truth and daring to change.

Core Strength from a Centered Body with Donna Farhi
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 01:02:59
Core Strength from a Centered Body with Donna Farhi

In our obsession for a lean strong core we get injured. That is what world-class yoga teacher trainer Donna Farhi has discovered in injured yoga teachers that find their way to her classroom for healing. Donna’s newest release, Pathways to a Centered Body, coauthored with  Leila Stuart, and remarkably Illustrated by Sonya Rooney is the best book ever to be released on the yoga of healing back pain. It’s also the best book to be released on the inner body exploration of core yoga. In this interview you’ll learn how your psoas has everything to do with your moment to moment experience. Whether you experience pain or pulsating bliss, you can trace the roots of your experience to the current state of your psoas. Your Psoas is your “hidden treasure” .

Most yoga teachers get giddy when talking about the psoas. In Pathways to a Centered Body Donna worked with Sonya Rooney to get the best illustrations to date for you to depict the pattern of your inner body.

           

I rap with Donna Farhi about Unwinding into Deep Core Strength and Back Bone Integrity

  • Donna + Leila’s 6 step Protocol to healing back pain
  • WHat body part Donna calls the Industrial Strength Columns
  • How our western language keeps us trapped in an unempowered physical experience
  • What Yoga Sutras 46-48 have to do with advancing your core experience
  • How do tap into the physical intelligence of your enteric nervous system

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • What is going on beneath your skin from the  long term impact of trauma
  • Understand the connection between your nervous system and your spina
  • Get how your psoas and diaphragm determine eachother’s reality

 

Links:

Other treasures by Donna Farhi:

  • The Breathing Book
  • Yoga, Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness
  • Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship

               

BIO:

Donna Farhi has been practicing Yoga for forty years and teaching since 1982. She is one of the most sought-after guest teachers in the world leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally. Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living. Her fourth book Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide. She has been profiled in four separate publications on exceptional contemporary teachers of our time, including Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga. Her fifth book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease, will be released in May, 2017. American born, Donna now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand on a 30-acre farm with her partne r and her horses Santosha and Pavana.

 

Favorite Quotes

  • “We want the best teachers to have the best impact.”
  • “Americans say  “He has a good head on his shoulders. In Japan they say, “His Hara is rising.”
  • “Focus the mind on what is unchanging.”
  • “Develop a high standard for comfort.”

People used to come to class with complaints such as neck tension, lower back pain, and stress that were the result of overall body stiffness and immobility. Gentle alignment-based yoga was an incredibly effective tool for healing these issues. Two decades later, Donna is seeing an alarming trend of Yoga practitioners attending her intensives with chronic and acute conditions and injuries that are the result of hypermobility rather than stiffness. It would seem the tables have turned. When did yoga change from being a healing modality to a harming modality? How can we reaffirm and restore the central values of yoga as a relevant, practical and healing art and science?

The writing of my new book, coauthored with Leila Stuart, "Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain, and Moving with Ease", was motivated by a desire to share ways of preventing and resolving injuries and developing the kind of core strength that builds sustainable practice.

Core fitness has become a catch-phrase, even in Yoga circles. What do we really mean when we talk about core? Why is it important to balance, release and lengthen the deep core muscles before beginning strengthening work?

Apart from the obvious physical benefits, what are some of the other benefits of focusing on centering, strength and stability in Yoga practice?

How are teachers contributing to the problem of competitiveness in Yoga and what are some of the ways we can encourage people to work within healthy constraints?

The myth "no pain, no gain" has now become deeply embedded in the worldwide yoga psyche. Why is this misguided?

Back pain is a huge problem in the general population, so it's not surprising that a large percentage of people coming to yoga class have preexisting back problems. How can focusing on core balance help resolve many of these problems?

Unlocking Your Subtle Body Anatomy + Deep Time with Tias Little
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2017-09-22 13:56:04 UTC 40:32
Unlocking Your Subtle Body Anatomy + Deep Time with Tias Little

When we’re in the world of distraction we have a momentum that brings us to move distraction, to more overwhelm. He starts talking about the “almost a chakra” around your ear… and what happens when the temporal bone floats. This episode is a gateway into the subtle body experience via Tias’s transmission.

Meet Tias Little and his newest book, [Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga](http://amzn.to/2pyegnQ). Of course, many of you have already been touched by the depth of Tias’s work. In this episode Tias describes his fascination with exploring and decoded the subtle body, and gives us a guidebook to know our own technology, our own unending interiors, and the great peace within.

I rap with Tias Little about the Yoga of the Subtle Body:

  • How the subtle Body unlocks a better human experience
  • Becoming present through understanding your past as vibratory patterns + memories
  • Discover the  Soundless Place within you
  • Unlock time by opening space with the temporal bone around your ear
  • Processing emotions in the present

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How Tias starts his day
  • Why you want to start to sit and explore your breath
  • What is happens as Tias grows older and wiser

Links:

BIO:

Tias’s unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore, India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. Thus his teaching brings together precision of alignment, anatomical detail and a profound meditative experience. Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. His teaching style is unique in being able to weave together poetic metaphor with clear instruction filled with compassion and humor. Tias earned a Master’s degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998. Tias is the author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdropand Yoga of the Subtle Body.

Favorite Quotes:

“Time gets trapped in the body.” - Tias Little

“We can get trapped in time in the identifications we make about who we are.” - Tias Little

“The temporal bone around the ear is almost a chakra.” - Tias Little

Jason Nemer on AcroYoga, Trust, Connectivity, + the Small Powerful Communities
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 51:10
Jason Nemer on AcroYoga, Trust, Connectivity, + the Small Powerful Communities

Jason Nemer was an acrobat before he co-founded Acroyoga. In this episode Jason and I have a natural conversation about Trust, Connectivity, + the Small Powerful Communities. We talk about what happens when we leave the solitude of our own mats and open the gateways to new levels of human connection, healing, and communication.We talk about the evolutions in Acroyoga to acrofit, and what you can learn from your physical body and in your relationships... We also talk about the importance of developing skills in connection, compassion and communities on the path of Yoga.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

 

  • Jason’s evolving dharma + what the next phase of his growth is about
  • What trust has to do with yoga
  • What happens when shy yoga come to acroyoga
  • Doing yoga together vs. alone- sensitivity to each other. the relationship between cause and effect between each other. what are the common big “aha’s” of your students?
  • The potential to being an amazing partner
  • What you can learn from the roles in the smallest community

 

Link:

BIO:

Jason wants to live in a world where strangers from different cultures can become friends through the joy of playfulness. Seeing people shift their beliefs about themselves, each other and the world is what motivates him. He is forever amazed at how a first AcroYoga flight can dissolve barriers of language and country, or how one improvement on a handstand can invigorate new possibilities of strength, balance, and progress.

 

About Acroyoga

AcroYoga elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. Acro in Greek  means high, or elevated. Yoga in Sanskrit commonly translates to notions of union, or joining. The experience of taking flight with AcroYoga instantly dissolves fears and invites practitioners to tap into new and infinite possibilities of communication, trust, and union. By combining acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts, the practice of AcroYoga has built a community of active teachers and practitioners all over the world.

AcroYoga International was founded by Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein in 2003. They were the first to codify the AcroYoga practice in 2006. Their work culminated into not only manuals, but also cultivated formalized educational paths that have promoted the highest levels of safety, expression, and straight up fun.

The Dharma of Ayurvedic Medicine Making with Todd Caldecott
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 47:38
The Dharma of Ayurvedic Medicine Making with Todd Caldecott

Todd recently returned from taking a group to Nepal to study the Vajracharya tradition of Ayurveda. Vajracharya, and the transmission of Ayurveda as an expression of their Buddhist vow to alleviate suffering. Ever since, the Vajracharya lineage has maintained their original vows and served their community as skilled physicians, never once charging for a medical consultation.

“Working with Vaidya Madhu (Vaidya Mana’s son), particularly in difficult-to-treat or long-standing cases, I find that these remedies exist in a class apart from anything else I have tried in 20 years of practice. I have even compared these remedies to others that are supposedly the same or similar, but have learned there is no comparison to the 800 years of knowledge and experience that goes into making these medications.”

I rap with Todd Caldecott about the History of Ayurveda

  • The processes of making traditional medicines
  • How he is connecting the Vajracharya with modern western Ayurveda practitioners
  • The fetishism of importing formulas from India + Nepal
  • The innovations of small batch medicine making where east meets west

Links:

BIO:

Todd's training as a clinician in herbal medicine began in 1992 during his search to resolve a chronic digestive disorder he acquired while traveling on the cheap in India. In his search for relief he tried many different things including modern medicine, naturopathic medicine, homeopathy and Chinese medicine, but nothing seemed to shift his health issues until he met an Ayurveda physician named Dr T. Sukumaran. His simple and informed recommendations, which essentially taught him how to take care of myself, sparked what has now become a life-long fascination and study with Ayurveda and traditional medicine. Since this time, he went on to complete his training as a practicing medical herbalist, studied Ayurveda in India, and later becoming director of herbal college and publishing a textbook in Ayurveda. He has been in clinical practice since 1995, and have practiced all over the world, working with a variety of health issues from the common cold to cancer (for his c/v please click this link). Tradition is his inspiration. He explain this in large part because he was born without any kind of tradition: his cultural heritage is a product of being a native of Vancouver, a city on the western edge of the Western world, where East becomes West, suffused and tempered with the raw abundance and beauty of the Pacific Rim.

Author of Food As Medicine.

The concept of 'food as medicine' is rooted in our most ancient of traditions, including Greek, Indian and Chinese medicine. If we consider the anthropological evidence it is very likely that our hunter-gatherer ancestors learned about medicinal herbs by observing wild animals deliberately eating certain plants in their diet as a way to treat different health issues. For all of nature and throughout the history of traditional medicine there has never been any real separation between food and medicine, and the present work aims to restore this connection. Informed by the theory and practices of Ayurveda and scientific research, Food As Medicine: The Theory and Practice of Food provides a practical and lucid

 

Unearth Your Dream with Cate Stillman
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 27:36
Unearth Your Dream with Cate Stillman

Today I’m going to tell you how I tap into the Five Elements of Ayurveda to make every next chapter of my life simultaneously more dynamic, more on target, and more easeful — and it’s going to be a real eye-opener for you. The 5 Elemental Core Competencies is what this podcast is about. Either you’ve learned these competencies and are living a life beyond your dreams, or you need to uplevel specific elemental competencies.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Which element (space, air, fire, water, earth) to start with)
  • How to unearth your dream
  • Why Your Intuition Needs Clean + Clear Space to be Perceived

 

LINKS:

Take the Unearth Your Dream survey.

Get signed up for the free video training on Unearthing Your Dream.

 

BIO:

Cate Stillman is a tribe leader and small business owner who rose from a background as an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and Environmentalist. A wellness professional turned curriculum innovator, she has built and nurtures her tribe toward her worldwide vision for healthier communities and healthier ecosystems since 2001.  

She holds a chair at the table of female business owners who have broken the $1 million mark in revenue. (Notably, less than 3% of all business owners, and less than 2% of female business owners crush this barrier.)  She leads a thriving virtual team at Yogahealer.com and YogaHealthCoaching.com with team members from 4 continents and 10 countries. Cate is a leader of an emerging business model based on collective evolution and collective collaborative leadership. She is continually expanding a workstudy program based on collective leadership with over 55 mentors. Yogahealer is on track to double both in revenue, course members and workstudy mentors by the end of 2018.

She is also mother to Indigo (age 9) and wife to Winston. Her family is lives bi-annually between the Teton Mountains of Wyoming and the Bay of Banderas in Mexico, where they stand up paddle river run, surf, ski, backcountry ski and mountain bike. Recently she funded the construction of an ultra-efficient modern house which her husband designed and built for their unique desires, which is now one of their homes.

In a nutshell Cate leads a lifestyle brand with a sizable, organic following of people who want to raise their own bar and live a creative, inspired and interconnected life beyond their current expectations.

Nurturing Relationships + Svadyaya as a Modern, Online Yoga Teacher with Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 48:53
Nurturing Relationships + Svadyaya as a Modern, Online Yoga Teacher with Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski

Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski (Miller) is a yoga teacher with over 300,000 social media fans. She has an intense travel schedule and a full portfolio of online yoga classes. On this episode of Dharma & Dollars she reveals the history of her career and future plans. If you'll a yoga teacher, don’t miss this episode.

I rap with Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski about Nurturing Relationships as a Yoga Teacher:

  • Making yoga a full-time and affluent career
  • How to stay grounded in a career that is entered around the use of travel and social media
  • Generational + technology differences in yoga teachers

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How MacKenzie was able to
  • The power of svadyaya (self-study) on the path
  • How she makes a living  + how that will change in the future

 

Links:

 

BIO:

MacKenzie is a certified personal trainer, international yoga instructor and lover of travel. Her teaching combines the thorough understanding of alignment and anatomy with the joy of balance and movement. Through the power of social media, words of honesty and authenticity she has grown a following of +300k.

Birthing Yourself with A Sacred Postpartum Experience Ayurveda with Reena Jadhav
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 43:13
Birthing Yourself with A Sacred Postpartum Experience Ayurveda with Reena Jadhav

Reena Jadhav, founder of HealerPedia, asks me about Ayurveda for postpartum women. What stimulated the conversation was this article: Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression. We dive into the Ayurveda mentality and methodology on postpartum diet + rituals… and what happens when we don’t drop into the postpartum soup.

 

 

I rap with Reena Jadhav about Ayurveda for postpartum

  • Why not to bring lasagna to a postpartum woman
  • Why weight loss is never the focus postpartum
  • What is the name of the game postpartum? Find out...

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How to support a pregnant women through focusing on her postpartum plan
  • Why postpartum massage is a necessity for 40 days
  • What goes wrong Postpartum

Links:

BIO:

www.linkedin.com/in/reena

Cell: 650-346-2500 Founder HealerPedia

 

Favorite Quotes:

“She is in the soup of postpartum.”“In pregnancy she should be building her outer support team, so she can be in the soup of postpartum.”

“You’re not going to be educated by your doctor. You're not going to be educated by your yoga teacher. You're not going to be educated by your friends. You must educated yourself on postpartum.”

“As humans, we birth tribally. You need your mama - or a support team.”

The Yoga of an Effective Dharma Workstudy Program
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 37:52
The Yoga of an Effective Dharma Workstudy Program

Yoga has worked on the barter system since the beginning. “I’ll trade my service for your wisdom.” I’ve been part of workstudy programs since I started training as a teacher and a practitioner.

As a former yoga studio owner we had a dynamic workstudy program and even a live-in intern role.  In this show I talk with Rachel Peters  who is the Team Leader of the Yogahealer + Yoga Health Coaching workstudy program, which we call Paths to Leadership. Find out how Rachel stepped into workstudy with me and took over and grew the program with a team. We have 55 workstudies under contract and continue to grow the program.

I rap with Rachel Peters about Growing a Workstudy Program

  • How structure precedes evolution
  • What Vulnerability looks like on the Dharmic Path
  • The evolution of workstudy program into collective leadership

 

Links:

BIO:

Rachel recently left an academic administrative position of almost twenty years to dedicate herself more fully  to helping others tap into their purpose, align their habits with their deeper wisdom while redefining their relationship with time.  She is super stoked to be the Coaching Team Manager for Yogahealer & Yoga Health Coaching. This merges her savvy admin skills with her love of conscious business.

She’s an entrepreneur, a mother, a wife and a lover of wild places. As a Certified Yoga Health Coach, with an MA in Environmental Studies, and Certified Yoga Teacher, she’s primed to provide another level of conversation at this dynamic intersection of yoga, ayurveda and living in alignment with nature. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, check out her Website and feel free to keep the conversation going through E-mail rachelpetersyoga@gmail.com.

Favorite Quote:

“Structure precedes evolution.”

History, Politics, Justice + the Evolution of our Collective Needs with Rick Hanson
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 46:52
History, Politics, Justice + the Evolution of our Collective Needs with Rick Hanson

I got to drill Rick Hanson on what is happening behind the scenes in our species evolution with collective leadership.  For those who don’t know Rick - you should. And you should listen. I took 4 pages of notes during the interview.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

 The dude gets neuroplasticity at the forefront of psychology and meditation. Our conversation moves from the personal to the political. From claiming truth for yourself to claiming justice for all. You’ll receive an earful, a heartful and a brainful from this episode with Rick.

I rap with Rick Hanson about social evolution, connection + leadership

  • Know your 3 needs and 3 brains
  • How to come home to yourself quickly and thoroughly
  • Advocating for our shared truth, shared welfare, shared justice and shared power/resources

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • A brief social history of our species that makes sense and rings true
  • Why women are the driving force of social change
  • What it means to feed the lizard, pet the money and

 

Links:How to Master the Superpower that Builds All Other Powers with Rick Hanson

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

BIO

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 120,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

The Evolving Dharma of Advocacy with the Microphone with Elsie Escobar
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 51:19
The Evolving Dharma of Advocacy with the Microphone with Elsie Escobar

On the path of awake living Dharma changes with time. Elsie Escobar, famous yogini podcaster, returns to talk about her evolving dharma with the mic.

Obviously we have more access to more conversations than ever before. We also have more access to better conversations. And we all have the ability to grab the mic and start the conversation we most want to be part of. Yogis have transmitted teaching via vibration, via audio. What happens when you invest your attention, your ears and your voice more consciously? Evolution happens. Advocacy happens. We become a bigger part of the living conversation that is evolution.

Who are you talking to? What are you advocating for? Who are you supporting? What feedback are you receiving? This is what Elsie Escobar unpacks in this call.

 

I rap with Elsie Escobar about Influencing, Advocating + Getting into the Best Conversations for You

  • Why Elsie is a massive audio proponent
  • What happens when you listen vs. watch
  • Is audio a medium that encourages more presence?

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Why yogis are suited to podcasts and podcasting.
  • How do you decide what deserves attention

 

Link:

  • The Cyber Effect One of the World's Experts in Cyberpsychology Explains How Technology Is Shaping the Development of Our Children, Our Behavior, Our Values, and Our Perception

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BIO

Highlighting the impact of podcasts in society and culture rocks my world. Taking the conversation beyond podcast monetization and metrics to bring awareness to the future and growth of podcasting through the lens of cyber behavior, cognitive psychology, the impact of socioeconomic status, and diversity.

My desire is to drive dialogue in the podcasting industry with a focus on podcasts' impact on society, diversity, and culture as well as their power to drive social change, personal development, and bring voice to support underrepresented communities and initiatives.

The Mystical Powers of Your Internal Organs, A Chinese Medicine Perspective with Brodie Welch
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The Mystical Powers of Your Internal Organs, A Chinese Medicine Perspective with Brodie Welch

Brodie grew up in the shadow of her older half sister - Dr. Claudia Welch. Dharmically driven to her own path as a healer and TCM wisdom maven Brodie shares with us today how to develop a relationship with our internal organs.

Just take a moment and ask your kidneys what kind of day they are having. Ask your liver what it wants for dinner. Ask your lungs what they want to do next. One of my favorite ways to experience greater interconnectivity in myself is to go into a second person dialogue, what Ken Wilber refers to as the “I-thou” relationship. We can do this with any part of the self. And as we do, we tap our intuition into the driver’s seat of our experience.

In today’s episode with Brodie Welch, LAC, we get into the historic Confucian names and nicknames for the organs with a capital O. In grasping the insight from the nickname as well as the order of command we connect deeper into our own integrated experience as a human with a body.

I rap with Brodie Welch about Developing a Relationship with your Organs

  • Find out the nicknames of your organs
  • What happens with your Liver gets overloaded
  • How your Heart falls in the Hierarchy

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Specific acupoints for nourishing Yin energy
  • How to use essential oils with acupoints
  • Why a deep breath makes all the different in your Free and Easy Wanderer...

 

Links:

http://brodiewelch.com

Yin Organ Meditation

BIO

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003.

In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie shares her expertise to help caring, conscious women take care of themselves through innovative learn-from-anywhere courses and coaching programs on stress management, the bodymind connection, moving meditation, and Chinese Medicine. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

 

Favorite Quotes

As I was about to go look up all the official nicknames I learned in school, I realize that

while those names were helpful in remembering what does what on a subtle level, I actually thinking about the organs not as these Confucian bureaucrats like the "general of the army" or "the official in charge of the granary" but as deities. Like the Tantric conception of the Hindu deities, the Organs are these forces inside us that we can call on to support is the ways we need. We can pray to / worship / insult these internal deities with food, herbs, using acupoints, putting ourselves in postures that support them (yoga, qi gong), lifestyle, essential oils on points. Points are very potent altars.

And then that got me thinking about the voice dialogue work we did on the retreat --passing the mic around internally: which of your organs most needs to wield its power right now?

So maybe something like "The Mystical Powers of Your Internal Organs?" "Your internal organs pantheon: A quick guide" or Chinese Medicine on the Path to Consciousness?

Ancient Ayurvedic Superfoods for Biohackers, ultra athletes and yogis with Joel Einhorn
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 47:38
Ancient Ayurvedic Superfoods for Biohackers, ultra athletes and yogis with Joel Einhorn

You know when an old friend you really like tells you that you need to meet their new friend? When they say your two worlds collide and line up in unexpected ways? Such was  my intro from the famous rockclimber Jimmy Chin to my new friend Joel Einhorn.

Joel is making Ayurvedic formulas, traditionally prepared, hip to the world of western Biohackers, ultra athletes and yogis. Based on an intersection on Chavanprash (an ayurvedic brain optimizing formula first documents in  the Charaka Samhita, the ancient Ayurvedic treatise[3] from the early first millennium BCE.

I used to have a hard time getting clients and course members to start taking Chavanprash. Hanah One creates no boundary with it’s handy dandy gel pack packaging and superfood labeling.  Lowering the barrier to entry into the world of Ayurvedic formulas is a good thing.

I rap with Joel Einhorn about Hanah One + Making Chavanprash into a Superfood:

  • What is next in the line of Ayurvedic superfoods
  • You are also selling Ashwaganda - and bringing it more to a main stream market
  • Sustainable supplements
  • Herbs based in fats (bulletproofing our herbs for maximum slow absorption vs. popping capsules
  • What  Biohackers, ultra athletes and yogis have in common

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How herbs are processed and formulated predict if your body can actually absorb their benefits
  • How Superfoods are formulated in Ayurveda
  • What is up with the Vechur Cows in Kerala, India

 

Links:

http://www.hanahlife.com/

More on Chavanprash

BIO:

In 2008, I was in a terrible bike accident. Western Medicine put me back together, but it was Eastern Medicine that nursed me back to health. I created HANAH ONE with the help of an Indian Ayurvedic Doctor and am excited to share it with the world.

 

Donna Farhi on Teaching + Practicing Yoga
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 47:07
Donna Farhi on Teaching + Practicing Yoga

On today’s show with Donna Farhi I confirm that Advanced Yoga is… drum roll please….  Being completely who you Are.

Every now and then we have a true modern guru on the Yogahealer show. (The rest of us i like to call  “good hacks”, and I lovingly place myself in the latter category.) On today’s show we are blessed with the presence of Donna Farhi - who tends not to make it onto the www much.

Donna has strong words of advice for the modern yoga student and yoga teacher. If you want her advice, you should listen. Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher who has been practicing for 40 years and teaching since 1982. Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body, & Spirit, Bringing Yoga to Life and Teaching Yoga.

I hope Donna becomes a regular on the show. She has recently co-authored a book on getting to the root of back pain. She’ll be back on the show on that topic soon.

 

Note from Donna Farhi to Yogahealer Tribe:

Each year I do a round-the-world teaching tour, so even though I live in New Zealand, I feel I have my finger on the pulse of issues percolating within the Yoga community. What I have been witnessing over the last decade is a growing chasm between yoga as a status seeking competitive from of physical elitism, and a veritable ground swell of both newbie and established practitioners seeking a return to Yoga as a practical, relevant, and accessible tool for self-care and self transformation.

People used to come to yoga to heal acute and chronic injuries and to sooth mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering. Increasingly, I work with people who have incurred their injuries THROUGH yoga, and feel enormous mental and emotional conflict within their practice because they sense the gap between what they intuitively know is right for themselves, and what the commercial yoga culture tells them they should be doing.

Increasingly I think people come to my intensives because I offer a Safe House for them to restore a loving relationship with themselves. Sadly, many share at the end of these intensives that they can't go back to their teachers because to go back means to return to an atmosphere of coercion. Let's open up a discussion about how teachers can support a shift back to self sovereignty for their students.

 

I rap with Donna Farhi about Being a Better Yoga teacher
  • How does Donna measure progress on the path of her students
  • How does Donna measure progress on the path of her yoga teachers
  • What we can do to guide our local + community yoga culture
  • How Donna creates a SAFE HOUSE for her students and teachers

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • How teachers can support a shift back to self sovereignty for their students
  • Why you get injured in Yoga
  • Healing vs. Upleveling in Yoga
  • What is un-yogic about commercial yoga culture
  • How she demonstrates a cooperative vs. antagonistic relationship with the body
  • Making agreements as a yoga teacher
  • The Power of the phrase… “May I…?”
  • Advanced Yoga: Being completely who You Are
Links: BIO: Donna Farhi has been practicing Yoga for forty years and teaching since 1982.  She is one of the most sought-after guest teachers in the world leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally. Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living. Her fourth book Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide. She has been profiled in four separate publications on exceptional contemporary teachers of our time, including Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga.  Her fifth book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease, will be released in May, 2017.  American born, Donna now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand on a 30-acre farm with her partner and her horses Santosha and Pavana. 

Visual thinking & spiritual intelligence with Sunni Brown
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 45:39
Visual thinking & spiritual intelligence with Sunni Brown

I first read The Doodle Revolution when it came out somehow miraculously it crossed my path and changed the way I think, the way I work, the way I coach. When Sunni said she’d talk to me I was over the moon. She and I are running parallel universes that finally intersected on the topics of Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv.

She is the specialist. I am the dillitante. If yo’ure into any of that - you’ll love the conversation. And you’ll start to get very interested in the intersection between visual thinking and spiritual intelligence.

I'm currently using 4 techniques: Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv to teach complex topics like Emotional Intelligence, Collaborative Intelligence, Self-Awareness, and Spiritual Intelligence. This is a pretty radical integration and one that I'm doing in public (yikes!). I appreciate being invited to connect on your show.

I rap with Sunni Brown about Visual Thinking

  • Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv
  • How she uses Improv in Corporate Coaching
  • Why yo want to up your visual communications game
  • What Design Thinking can do for your dharma
  • How Game Thinking works

Links

Bio

Sunni founded her creative consultancy, SB Ink, over ten years ago and she continues to grow and lead it. Her cherished teachers and mentors recommended that she NOT join a monastery - to offer her work IN the world rather than outside of it - so her path led her to become an author, speaker, trainer, coach and expert meeting facilitator. She was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and one of the “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company.

Her team has designed and led hundreds of group experiences in diverse industries and environments around the world. She is the best-selling author of Gamestorming and The Doodle Revolution and she leads a global campaign advocating for visual, game, design and improvisational thinking. Her TED Talk on doodling has drawn more than a million views on TED.com and her work has been featured in every major U.S. publication including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, WIRED, and Entrepreneur, as well as being featured twice on the beloved CBS Sunday Morning.

Sunni is an autodidact and she is trained in meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and two mind-body practices called Hakomi and Internal Family Systems. All of these methods apply ancient wisdom practices to daily life, so this partially satisfies her longing for the nunnery.

10 Tips Intermittent Fasting with Ayurvedic Wisdom
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 23:06
10 Tips Intermittent Fasting with Ayurvedic Wisdom

I just in yet another Ayurveda book that fasting is dangerous. I couldn’t disagree more. The power of aligning to an optimized digestive fire involves some serious fasting. I love intermittent fasting - the 16/8 leangains.com method -where you fast for 16 hours per 24 hour cycle and have 8 hours of feed time.

In today’s episode I give you my 10 best tips in hopes of inspiring you to stop eating so frequently. I want you to experience the joys of deep fat metabolism. And if you want support in transitioning - get your a$$ in the Yogidetox. In there me and my team can escalate your bliss.

I rap with you about my Ayurvedic Experiment with Intermittent Fasting

  1. It's only challenging for a week.
  2. Big Green Smoothie or Juice (with soaked Chia seeds for great elimination), an hour later - 2 eggs/toast or whatever, then a big meal about 5 hours later
  3. If you want to evolve what you're eating, do that after you change WHEN you're eating.
  4. Self massage with tons of oil
  5. Don't give up coffee or tea if you drink it
  6. Be ahead in the hydration game
  7. Eat better oils - I've been using avocado, and small amounts of dark organic chocolate. when i go back to the USA I suspect I'll use more soaked almonds and almond butter.
  8. If you can - sell your dining partners on trying the 16/8 for a week
  9. Do something you enjoy in the time you'd otherwise be eating. I take a walk, a swim, play with family, do yoga.
  10. Don't worry about your social calendar in the long run. How you feel opens new gateways and relationalships. Youll find your rhythm. Expect great evolution.

Links:

Body Thrive Book

Yogidetox - the Course

BIO:

Cate Stillman, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda,  helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Cate also founded a new career path for Yoga Teachers with her Yoga Health Coaching Certification Program. Cate helps yoga teachers and healers transition to a more lucrative career while accelerating the wellness trajectory of their clients. Get free trainings at www.yogahealer.com

Exponential Growth + Collective Leadership: A conversation with Tracey Duncan
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 36:19
Exponential Growth + Collective Leadership: A conversation with Tracey Duncan

Tracey Duncan wins Yoga Health Coach Popularity Contest and Cate calls her for conversational partnership. Listen in and spark your exponential growth. We met when I started reading her blog posts on the YHC blog. She was honest and interesting and had sweet tats. I wanted to know who this chick is.

As a YHC member she came to the Yogahealer Retreat. In this show we talk about what happens when you tap into exponential growth. And quit smoking. And Collective Leadership and Yoga Teachers + Money + Metrics + Real Goals. Like I said - she is my newest and grooviest conversation partner .

I rap with Tracey Duncan, Yoga Health Coach hailing from New Orleans at Mardi Gras time about:  

  • Exponential growth
  • Breakdown before breakthrough (as exciting)
  • Quitting Smoking
  • YHC podcast
  • Collective Leadership
  • Yoga Teachers + Money + Metrics + Real Goals

Links

BIO

Tracey Duncan is the headmistress of More Yoga, Less Bullshit. Tracey is a straight shooter with a limp wrist. She helps rebellious yogis find their own personal rhythm and connect to cosmic rhythms in unconventional ways.Tracey believes that folks who respect tradition but resist the status quo will be the innovators who can bring yogic and ayurvedic wisdom to the next level. If you are dubious about everything, but dig yoga and want to evolve into your superhero alter ego, Tracey wants to help.

Tracey lives in New Orleans with her dazzling wife and six animal compatriots. She is a yoga teacher, a writer, a health coach, and a recovering party girl. She smokes, drinks, and wakes up before dawn to meditate. She is not a role model, and you can too.

 

Owning Your Emotional Eating by transforming your fat with Intermittent Fasting
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2017-09-22 13:56:05 UTC 36:44
Owning Your Emotional Eating by transforming your fat with Intermittent Fasting

When Grace Edison asked me to mentor her, I thought, “oh, boy. What am i getting into.” Yogahealer Real Life Show listeners know I talk a lot about mentoring. Grace is making me walk my talk through our 1-1 conversations.

Grace has lost 60 pounds since taking up the Body Thrive habits. [Body Thrive Book], 6-0.  Not 10. Not 20. Not even 50. I’d say she has another 12 or so to go before she is ama-free (or free of carrying unprocessed waste, and poor quality un-integrated matter).

 

Not bad, eh? Grace and I have been intermittent fasting for 2 months now. I’m feeling lean, lithe, strong, agile in body and mind. Grace is having the time of her life. We share the nitty gritty of deep physical transformation for peeps at all levels.

We talk about taking ownership over our lost horizons, including grief, trauma, cellulite, skin folds, … you name it.

I rap with Grace Edison about the Scary Parts of Weight Loss
  • The connection between grief and weight
  • How unprocessed emotions get processed when you burn clean conscious agni (digestive fire)
  • Tips for emotional weight loss
  • Why you want to become a self-massage queen
Links:

Body Thrive Book

Yogidetox - the Course

 

BIO:

Grace Edison lives in British Columbia, Canada. She is a mom of twin 8 year olds, a yoga teacher, studio owner, Yoga Health Coach and also works for Cate Stillman in admissions at Yogahealer! More than anything, she loves to make people laugh and has a not so secret dream of doing stand up comedy.

Grace has a strong passion for empowering others to take their health and wellness into their own hands! She also loves building authentic relationships, making people laugh and creating supportive community. After a long standing relationship with severe depression, Grace has found deep relief through the habits of Ayurveda and much credit is due to Cate and her Body Thrive program. After taking Body Thrive several times and jumping into Yoga Health Coaching, Grace came on board the Yogahealer team to work in Admissions. If you are interested in applying or discovering if you are a good fit for the course, please contact her at graceg@yogahealer.com to book a strategy session!

How to Become an Influencer with Esther Kiss
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How to Become an Influencer with Esther Kiss

Today’s episode was entirely self-serving as I drill PR expert Ester Kiss on what I should know about PR as an influencer. If you're also trying to be a positive force for good in the world - you’ll want to get how it works in today’s day. In today’s episode learn from Ester on how to build your platform and be strategic about creating the right positioning for yourself to become a true influencer.

 

I drill PR pro Esther Kiss on:

  • How to get attention when you want it
  • How to know if you are actually ready to get attention
  • What kind of attention you actually want to get and from whom

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How to become an influencer in your niche
  • What not to spend PR dollars on
  • How the pros use PR

LINKS

To learn more about Esther Kiss, go to: www.borntoinfluence.com

 

BIO

Esther Kiss is the founder of Born To Influence, a one-of-a-kind publicity & marketing agency, where she helps experts (coaches / consultants / authors / speakers / marketers) get exposure for an extended period of time by placing them on the right online media outlets.

These include interviews on traditional media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines) as well as online media (podcasts, online radio shows, YouTube shows, webinars and presentations for telesummits and private, paid mastermind groups and more).

Esther is also the producer and host of the popular podcast Born To Influence: The Marketing Show where she interviews highly successful entrepreneurs and NY Times bestselling authors about their marketing and PR strategies.

To help her clients get more leads and sales for their product, service or book launch, she introduces them to A-players such as the guests of Born To Influence for cross-promotions and long term collaboration.

Esther speaks fluent Hungarian and a little bit of Dutch. She lived in six European countries before moving to Los Angeles, CA in 2007. Today, Esther lives in the Palm Springs area with her three cats: Mr. RoofTop, Silkie and Scruffy.

Living a Detoxed Life with Kim Constable
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Living a Detoxed Life with Kim Constable

I invited Kim of deyogatox.com to be a guest teacher in the April 2017 Yogidetox. She created a beautiful library of yoga videos to accompany her detox program. Today we talk about what living a detoxed life is like, with kids, with work, with life!

From Kim:I've recently forayed into the world of bodybuilding and as a vegan competitor, I am hugely in the minority. People are curious and fascinated as to how I can eat enough protein to build the muscle necessary to compete at this level of fitness.

Yet, as a vegan, I find my body responds instantly to small changes I make and that I actually have an advantage over other competitors who often sacrifice their health, to make it to the stage.

I'm very passionate about veganism. We do not need to eat animals to survive, yet we continue to do so without thinking of the repercussions. I believe that all life is sacred, and needs to be protected. I believe that humans actually thrive and flourish on a vegan diet, more so than any other.

This is why I choose not to send my children to school. My aim is to teach them HOW to think, not WHAT to think. School produces children to fit very nicely into the system, and I am passionate about my children doing anything BUT fitting into the system. I want them to be free thinkers who question everything.

Truly I am passionate about encouraging people to think more, and challenge the status quo. I do this by challenging people's deep rooted, often cultural beliefs about the way the world works.

I rap with Kim Constable about Detoxing with Yoga + Food

  • What being adaptable feels like
  • Why you want to know about Identity evolution and your cravings
  • How to break the detox/retox cycle

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How Kim feeds her kids
  • Why Kim is obsessed with learning about the liver
  • Why life gets easier in a detoxed body

LINKS

Deyogatox Website

BIO

Kim Constable is a vegan eating, yoga teaching, bodybuilding, homeschooling mum of four young kids. She owns two online companies - Deyogatox and The Sculpted Vegan. She is passionate about health, fitness and finding out what the human body is capable of on every level.

 

Connectivity, Ojas + Productivity: Ayurvedic Chats with Dr. Claudia Welch
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Connectivity, Ojas + Productivity: Ayurvedic Chats with Dr. Claudia Welch

Three of my favorite words are Connectivity, Productivity + Dharma. Without connectivity productivity is futile. It comes at the expense at that which enables it. Without dharma, connectivity goes a little flat.

I am one lucky gal because I get to ask my much more esteemed colleagues about what I think about. One such colleague is Dr. Claudia Welch. You’ve heard her on the she many times to save women from a life devoid of ritual, rhythm and a little ruckus.

 

I rap with Dr. Claudia Welch about Connectivity, Productivity + Dharma

  • Investigate the missing skills between you and the next level of dharma
  • What happens with productivity without connectivity
  • The relationship between  Ojas and dharma

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn what Dr. Claudia says about ojas
  • How do you take a leadership role in life
  • Uplevel your dharma more productively

 

Links:

Free Call With Cate Stillman and Dr. Claudia Welch

 

BIO:

Dr. Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Ayurvedic practitioner and educator. She published Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life in 2011, and How the Art of Medicine Makes the Science More Effective in 2015.  Dr Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Ayurvedic practitioner and educator, and the author of several books and lectures internationally on Oriental and Ayurvedic medicines and Women’s Health, bringing a depth of knowledge and a sense of joy to her presentations.

She has served on the teaching faculty of The Ayurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Southwest Acupuncture College, and Acupractice Seminars.

 

The Wisdom of Rhythm, Integrity + Dharma with Acharya Shunya
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The Wisdom of Rhythm, Integrity + Dharma with Acharya Shunya

Acharya Shunya was born into an Ayurvedic lineage. Her guru was her grandpa. Her life was Ayurveda from the beginning. Today we talk about her new book- Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom.

My daughter’s education outside the home has little to do with deep wisdom. It has more to do with practical life skills. She goes to school for math, language training, socialization, a little art. After school she learns gymnastics. I’m sure there is implicit wisdom in her day to day learnings.

But explicit wisdom? Wisdom for the raw sake of wisdom? She gets that at home. Today Acharya Shunya is back.

I rap with Acharya Shunya about Ayurveda Living Wisdom

  • What happens when you accomodate your guests needs before your own
  • Rebels, hacks and gurus in the Ages of Ayurveda

Links

Shunya’s Book: Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom

BIO

Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized spiritual teacher, ordained lineage holder, and authoritative scholar of the Vedic Sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta.“Acharya” is a customary title which Shunya earned after 14 years of study. Her lineage of Vedic sacred teachers goes back centuries, and yet she feels it is her sacred duty and honor to put this knowledge into the hands of everyone today, especially people who have sought answers in modern medicine, but need to find another way.

Learning Ayurveda on the knee of her beloved grandfather, who was revered throughout India, Acharya Shunya has become one of the leading American practitioners and advocates. She is the founder of Vedika Global, a spiritual foundation dedicated to elevating consciousness, building community, and serving humanity by illuminating India’s Vedic spiritual traditions of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta. She was named among the 100 Ayurveda and Yoga Trailblazers by Spirituality and Health magazine and is president of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.

Acharya Shunya personally mentors and supports Vedika graduates who are teaching Ayurveda lifestyle courses at Stanford University's Health Improvement Program and in schools in Coimbatore, India. She also supports graduates leading Ayurveda staff trainings in California probation departments.She is also chair and advisor to several noteworthy national and international organizations, including the Government of India, on international Ayurveda and Yoga affairs.

Habit Evolution + Power of your Constitution
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Habit Evolution + Power of your Constitution

I know that a coach, coaches for a living. I teach them the habits of enlightenment, so they can help their students and everyone around them. If you have the habits of Yogis, we can make amazing progress very fast. If you want to know how to instill the habits of enlightenment in others, this D&D show is definitely for you.

I rap about the Habits of Enlightenment + Biohacking + Ayurveda and The Power of your Constitution

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • What are the Habits of Enlightenment
  • The Power of your Constitution
  • The Obstacles to Uplevel your Habits within your Relationships
  • The Habit Momentum
  • The Keys to Exponential Growth + Leadership

Links

BIO

I empower thrive-seekers to uplevel their health, their careers and their lives in real time. I teach wellness pros to grow their impact and their income and live their best lives. I created yogahealer.com in 2001, and have since helped thousands of people thrive in their health, their families and their communities. My Ayurveda courses, Body Thrive and Living Ayurveda, transform people’s lives. I split my time between the Teton Valley and Punta Mita, Mexico, so I can enjoy mountain biking in the summer and paddleboarding and surfing in the winter.

Why Meditation Opens Time, Ease, + Inner Trust
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Why Meditation Opens Time, Ease, + Inner Trust

Many of us have been meditating for a long time. Others of us have not. Why do meditators keep meditating? Why is it hard for some people to start? What is only possible when we give our mind a little breathing room and our awareness some time to soak up beingness.

Tom Evans is an ex-BBC TV engineer who became an author, podcast host and meditation guide by accident. His passion is helping people get in and stay in the zone. His latest book is The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness which explores how to use meditation for real world outcomes.

Welcome to our conversion on Turning inward to Open Time, Ease, + Inner Trust

I rap with Tom Evans about Meditation is the key to Trust.

  • Why it's a kind of madness not to meditate each day
  • How to get in the zone
  • How to change the speed of time to get more done with less of it
  • How and why magic is making a comeback
  • How humans are on the transition of awakening to new levels of super-sensibility

Links

BIO

Tom Evans is an ex-BBC TV engineer who became an author, podcast host and meditation guide by accident. His passion is helping people get in and stay in the zone. His latest book is The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness which explores how to use meditation for real world outcomes.

Deep Health = Kind Voices in your Head with Deborah Zucker
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Deep Health = Kind Voices in your Head with Deborah Zucker

Have you noticed the voices in your head? Have you noticed if they are nice? Would you talk to a friend that way? One way to know you are entering stages of deeper health is the voices become cool to listen to. You hear your brighter future calling to you. You hear love, empathy, joy, and even the voice of silence and stillness.

In the few conversations I’ve had with Deb Zucker I never know where we’ll go together. This woman can drop into a co-creative conversation as a true companion. A compadre on the path of awakening.

I rap with Deborah Zucker about Deep Health

  • Coming into new levels of wholeness + intuitive self-care
  • Why are women leading the way
  • The stages of Men as warriors, soldiers, factory workers, office workers
  • Does Sensitivity make it easier for women to heal?

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • An intro to voice dialogue work by Hal + Sidra Stone
  • Why Self-Care isn’t a path that leads to enlightenment
  • How we’re getting better as a species at the stages of healing + awakening

Links

BIO

 

Dr. Deborah Zucker is a licensed naturopathic physician, transformational health coach, and author of The Vitality Map: A Guide to Deep Health, Joyful Self-Care, & Resilient Well-Being. To learn more about Deborah and her virtual and retreat-based programs go to Vital Medicine

Favorite Quotes

Do You Have Bodhisattva Syndrome?

You Are Not the Voices Inside Your Head

(this is about shadow work pertaining to our essential relationship with how we tend to and care for ourselves)

 

Eating Disorders to Cookbook Writer with Talya’s Kitchen
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Eating Disorders to Cookbook Writer with Talya’s Kitchen

The more we deepen our path of yoga the more we discover our dharma and our karma. Often with the help of a guide, a guru or a mentor our journey becomes sparkier, more connected, and opportunities just come about.

Talya’s story is the healer’s journey - from disconnected to deeply aware, intune. She tells the path she walked from her disconnect with food to her celebration of the senses through Ayurvedic cooking. She is a chef, a cookbook writer, yoga teacher and Ayurvedic healer with a deep love of bringing people in love with their food.

I rap with Tayla Lutzker about How to Write a Cookbook

  • How she recovered from psoriasis with Ayurveda
  • Why mentors matter and syncronicities arise
  • Ancestral healing + Ayurveda

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • A trust of your own path, your own dharma and karma
  • A sense of how your words might matter to someone
  • Q+A on Eating Disorders, Kindling Agni + Enhancing Your Digestion

Links:

BIO

Talya Lutzker is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, massage therapist, professional chef, author of three Ayurvedic cookbooks and the founder of Talya’s Kitchen, an Ayurvedic and nutrition-centered catering company in Santa Cruz, CA.

She’s been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1993 and a yoga teacher since 2001. Talya started to study Ayurvedic aromatherapy in 2003 and is super passionate about sharing the benefits of essential oils in her practice.

These days, Talya teaches Ayurvedic self-care to thousands of people through online courses, classes, private consultations, cleanse programs, and her new year-long program “Nourishment School”.

You can find Talya on Grokker.com, YouTube, and Facebook.

To learn more about Talya and how Ayurvedic nutrition and self-care can change your life for the better, sign up for her newsletter at: www.TalyasKitchen.com.

 

Woman, The Emotional Wisdom of Women in Business with Katie Krimitsos
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Woman, The Emotional Wisdom of Women in Business with Katie Krimitsos

I’m curious about the power of my emotions to fuel my growth. I’m curious because as I rock my small business I notice it’s quite an emotional journey.

Big breakthroughs happen as old systems break down. How do we tap into the intelligence of our emotions? How do we enjoy or be in JOY in our ride as women living multifaceted modern lives?THis is the conversation today on the D’arma and Dolla’s show with my conversational comrade - Katie Krimitos of Biz Women Rock.

I rap with Katie Krimitsos about Women Taking Charge of Their Prosperity

  • Does personal evolution precedes the evolution of your prosperity?
  • Why business growth happens from the inside out
  • How to become the woman who is ready to run the business of your dreams
  • Why An abundant mindset will ALWAYS triumph over lack.
  • Who to have on YOUR business success team
  • How to  create the life you want through the journaling process

Why an abundance Mindset works - from Katie:

  • There is no one else who has the exact experience you have.
  • There is no one else who has your exact take on your industry.
  • There is no one else who has your laugh, or your way of talking, or your hand gestures or your energy.
  • There is no one who has your exact same point of view.

Links

BIO

Katie Krimitsos is the creator of Biz Women Rock, a global community of action-taking women entrepreneurs. Through her podcast (which started the whole thing), Facebook Group, coaching services, online education programs and live retreats, Katie's purpose is to provide her community with the best resources possible to help create massive results in their businesses. Katie is a lover of animals, nature, her amazing husband, Chris and her first daughter, Sedona.

Favorite Quotes

“But dealing with challenges in your business is more than that.  It’s just one way that we are called to EVOLVE AS INDIVIDUALS.  And EVOLVING is a must if we want to become the person who is running that fabulous business we envision!” Katie

How to Heal your ancestral patterns with Ayurveda with Sarita Rocco
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How to Heal your ancestral patterns with Ayurveda with Sarita Rocco

From Maya Tiwari, “Honoring your ancestors is the first step in reclaiming your spiritual heritage. As you begin to recover your ancestral memories, you will also uncover unconscious, troubled memories that prevent you from knowing the truth of who you are. According to the Vedic sages, we humans are the only species which has the power of intuition. Yet too easily we forfeit our sacred birthright and with it the ability to change and grow, create, and strive for inner freedom. We have largely forgotten the joy, love, and wellness that are intrinsic to human nature.”

Ritual is back and more needed than any other time in our human history. The more plugged in we get the more our nerves crave the rhythmic healing spaces of ritual. Our ancestors used rituals to celebrate, honor, and heal their ancestors. Yes- even and especially the ones who were dead and gone.

This seems far out in our forward moving modern culture. The problem is, when we don’t create the time and space to honor our ancestors, we carry their baggage into our future. Which means our dharma, our kids, our lives are all influenced by what we’re not taking the time to process. Ask around. Who of your core peeps does ritualized honoring of ancestors? Ask them them what it gives back to them. Why they do it. How they do it. What rituals have they fallen into? ANd if none of your core peeps has ventured into ancestral terrain - be the ripple - and it will grow.  On today’s show Maya Tiwari’s right hand women during ancestral ceremonies is here. Sarita Rocco tells us WHY to do ancestral healing rituals. Sarita Rocco tells us HOW to do ancestral healing rituals.  And WHEN. Listen to this episode annually. Schedule it in to hear again in September.

I rap with Sarita Rocco about Ancestral Healing + Ancestral Honoring

  • How we all carry unprocessed ancestral memories until we digest them
  • How memories unconsciously affect our habits
  • Why you want to take the time to connect with your ancestors in a ritual
  • What to do in an ancestral healing ritual.

What you’ll get out of tuning in  

Links

 

BIO

Sarita has been studying and practicing Ayurveda since 1996. She is personally trained by Maya Tiwari, world spiritual leader & founder of Wise Earth School of Ayurveda. Maya Tiwari is famous for her work on ancestral healing. Sarita assisted Maya in conducing numerous workshops and ceremonies to walk people through the journey of ancestral healing.

Lucky Breaks + Hard Work to become a NYT Best Seller with Ayurvedic Author Katie Silcox
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Lucky Breaks + Hard Work to become a NYT Best Seller with Ayurvedic Author Katie Silcox

When I saw that [Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women by Katie Silcox](http://amzn.to/2k1nHb1) was a New York Times Best-Selling I wanted the backstory. While I had Katie on the line to talk about Ayurveda + eroticism (link to podcast episode)

I recorded this conversation.

If you're wondering about writing your book, or even just curious about the behinds the scenes of lucky breaks - you’ll find Katie deliciously entertaining.

I rap with Katie Silcox about Behind the Scenes of her book: Healthy, Happy, Sexy

  • Self-publishing vs. finding an agent
  • How books appear to yogis
  • Is Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS) getting in the way of deeper work?

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • How to make time for what is most juicy in your life
  • What to do when honoring your creativity means sacrificing something good
  • When to push for what you want to make happen

Links

BIO

Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of yoga’s ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings of yoga with southern-belle humor and grace. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy.

Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of "100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda" by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015. Katie has written extensively on the topics of yoga, Ayurveda, sexuality, herbalism and women’s health in such publications as Yoga Journal, Common Ground Magazine and Origin Magazine. Her best-selling book has been translated into multiple languages around the globe.

Feeling Your Eroticism, Love + Self-Love with Katie Silcox
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Feeling Your Eroticism, Love + Self-Love with Katie Silcox

When Katie Silcox released her book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women - I wondered, who is this gal? I had never heard of her. I was jealous. I feel energy rise up in my second chakra just admitting I was jealous.

Women’s jealousy is an interesting beast to ride. Over the years I’ve come to recognize jealousy as a live-giving shakti that points me in the direction of a true sister. With my jealousy comes my respect. As I witnessed her success, as her book translating Ayurveda for the typical Cosmo reader soared to become a New York Times Bestsellter, my awe grew.

This conversation with Katie arose from both my desire to finally meet and converse with this modern tantric yogini, and also from you, dear tribe, in your desire to hear more about sex and eroticism.

I rap with Katie Silcox about Women, sexuality and spirituality

  • How Love and emotions are the feminine portal for awakening
  • What is rasa and it’s tie to enlightenment
  • Throwing off the mantle of the  yogic patriarchy

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • How to honor your shakti in conversation
  • Deep self-care - what does that even mean?
  • Evaluate: Is your yoga healing you or building your capacity?

Links

BIO

Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of yoga’s ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings of yoga with southern-belle humor and grace. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy.

Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of "100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda" by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015. Katie has written extensively on the topics of yoga, Ayurveda, sexuality, herbalism and women’s health in such publications as Yoga Journal, Common Ground Magazine and Origin Magazine. Her best-selling book has been translated into multiple languages around the globe.

How to Build a Better Online Course Experience with Eileen McGurty
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How to Build a Better Online Course Experience with Eileen McGurty

Eileen McGurty went from professor to online educator back in 1999. I didn’t start teaching online until 2007. In either case, we were way ahead of the curve in online education. In this conversation we discuss what is happening with education of the human species.

Our short attention spans aren’t a problem. They are part of our evolutionary edge. Online education is leading a revolution in us getting what we want - the next action to take - to learn.

Eileen has a bone to pick with those who through up an online course and put their heart and soul into marketing. Those teaching online should pay more attention to the results their students get from the experience. Learning how to teach and learning how to teach online is key.

I rap with Eileen McGurty about

  • How to improve your teaching so it sticks
  • The 3 parts of the Content Sandwich
  • The biggest mistake most online educators make

What you’ll get out of tuning in    

From Eileen McGurtyWant to teach? Make a sandwich! 

 

Links From This Show

About Eileen

I work with aspiring entrepreneurs and coaches who want to create inspiring and profitable online courses.

After nearly 20 years teaching online at universities, I stated my business for coaches and entrepreneurs who wanted to serve their students with the highest quality online learning opportunities.

My goal is to help you turn your passion, knowledge and desire to serve into a dynamic, interactive and distinctive online course.

 

Drawing Your Chakras, Elements + Yantras on the Path of Yoga + Ayurveda with Susan Fauman
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Drawing Your Chakras, Elements + Yantras on the Path of Yoga + Ayurveda with Susan Fauman

Susan Fauman loves shapes. From what I can tell she thinks in shapes. She makes her food into shapes and takes pictures of those shapes. While it’s all in the art of play, the shapes come from her 15 years of study and teaching in Yoga & Ayurveda, and her love of Yantra.

I rap with Susan Fauman about shaping our brain with shapes

  • How the five elements show up in yantras
  • Why you want to use simple yantras in everyday life
  • The benefits of doodling the 5 elements

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • The benefits of Turmeric
  • How to use Turmeric in everyday life
  • Why taking Turmeric as a supplement doesn’t deliver the same benefits
  • A quick gratitude practice on running water!

Links

BIO

Susan Fauman is an artist, yoga instructor, jewelry-maker and ayurvedic lifestyle educator. The first time she went to an Ayurvedic doctor, more than 15 years ago, she stunned him into silence with her health history and a laundry list of symptoms and health complaints.

Since that first meeting with Ayurveda, Susan has dedicated her life to the study of living in alignment with Nature and creativity. She has spent a total of more than 2.5 years in India, living and studying with masters of classical Ayurveda and more than 6 months in Thailand and Peru studying traditional healing methods. Her studies have also included traditional Newari sacred painting, Western Herbology and Taoist medicinal cooking.

Along the way she became a mother, lived in France for 2 years (where she also taught Yoga and Ayurveda for Self Care), created her blog, wrote for the Huffington Post Blog and launched a jewelry line of healing talismans.

Trough her jewelry, artwork and her online courses, Susan teaches women how to connect with their intuition and with cycles of nature to rediscover their innate wisdom. Her goal is to inspire you to be carried away by the wonder and poetry of Nature but still make it back in time to cook dinner.

Favorite Quotes

“I am completely turned on by the prospect of taking responsibility for our own lives and well-being through creative expression. I love all that Ayurveda and Yoga have to offer, but to me, the most exciting thing is when these tools become our own. When we enter into dialogue with the teachings in exploration of our own, individual experience, coming out the other end inspired and empowered.

I love the use of sacred symbols and simplicity to enrich our lives and create more ease. I find these paintings SO inspiring

 

Benjamin Hardy on Writing Online
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Benjamin Hardy on Writing Online

Ben Hardy and I talk about how he went from a brand new, and obscure blogger to a writer with 100,000 followers, now working on his first book. Ben is father to 3 foster children, ages 5,7,and 9,  and pursuing his PhD student in Organizational Psychology.

When I first came across a blog post from Ben his writing captured my attention. He is a much better writer than me. I almost didn’t notice his writing though, because the covnersaiton he was having was so easy to follow and rich to read. This weird thing happened, where within weeks, I had randomly come across another 3 of his posts. I wasn’t looking for them. Medium.com probably placed some cookie on my browser that sucked me back.

Before long I realized that I’d stumbled upon someone I really wanted to talk to.

I rap with Ben Hardy about Turning Journaling into Good Writing

We discuss his blog posts that drew me in:

Links

Ben's Website

Medium.com

My Philosophy For Successful Living by Jim Rohn

The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles by Bruce Lipton 

BIO Benjamin Hardy is one of the top writers at Medium.com. He has over 120,000 email subscribers to his blog. His work is featured at Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and others. He is the foster father of 3 kids, and his finishing his PhD in Organizational Psychology. Favorite Quotes from Ben’s Writing

“Who do I need to be to have the life I want?” Jim Rohn“Everything you do is positioning. Are you positioning yourself to do AMAZING things in 1, 3, or 5 years from now?”

“This organization saves loads of time. In his book, Essentialism, Greg McKeown explains that spending 5 minutes creating outlines can save you hours when writing a book or an article — or when going through your day!

“Sometimes only 2–5 minutes and a few bullets is enough to capture all I need to have the confidence to write the article. Sometimes, it takes several pages, as depicted above. This is very important to me: I don’t write an article until I’m feeling it!”

“Most of us are like butter scraped over too much bread.”

“So your mantra becomes: The worst comes first. Do that thing you’ve been needing to do. Then do it again tomorrow.”

“Rather than “competing,” with people at your perceived skill-level, compete with those who are where you want to be. Herein lies a fundamental decision-making difference between those who become successful and those who don’t. Unsuccessful people make decisions based on current circumstances while successful people make decisions based on whe

Ayurveda for Women’s Mental + Emotional Thrive with Mary Thompson
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Ayurveda for Women’s Mental + Emotional Thrive with Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson was my first teacher in Ayurveda College. I know hundreds of Ayurvedic Practitioners can say the same. We talk about how all psychological problems - like anxiety, frustration, depression - originate in our biorhythms being out of sync. For women who have the monthly hormonal roller coaster and the menopause shift we are often more aware of how what is going on in our bodies is affecting our mental and emotional experience.  

  • Vata imbalance contributes to anxiety, fear, mental instability and insomnia
  • Pitta imbalance may give rise to anger and irritability
  • Kapha imbalance may lead to lethargy and depression

I rap with Mary Thompson about Ayurveda Mental & Emotional Thrive

According to Ayurveda, psychological problems start when fundamental imbalances develop in the biological intelligence that controls all bodily processes.

Most illness, including anxiety and depression, begin when doshas accumulate and disrupt our body's delicate biochemistry.

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

 

  • How to build your Ojas Bank
  • Redefining the 3 pillars of Food, Sleep and Creative Power
  • Are your spending or investing?

Links

BIO

Mary Thompson is an internationally recognized leader in Ayurveda education ready to assist her colleagues as they study and practice Ayurveda.

Mary Thompson is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist with eighteen years of experience teaching at the California College of Ayurveda.

Mary trained with Dr. Marc Halpern at the California College of Ayurveda and received the titles Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist in October, 1997.  In 1999, she studied with Drs. Subhash & Sunanda Ranade and Drs. Avinash & Bharti Lele during an internship in Pune, India with the International Academy of Ayurved.  She has continued her education with many Ayurvedic teachers and practitioners and has attended numerous conferences in the US both as speaker and attendee.

In addition, Mary is a founding board member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.  In this role, she supported the advancement of Ayurvedic health care in California and the founding of the National Board.

Since she became an Ayurvedic teacher and practitioner, Mary has dedicated her life to supporting the spread of Ayurveda in the west.  She does this via her teaching in school and the webinars she offers to both the public and practitioners.  She enjoys working directly with practitioners to support them in their work with their clients.

Mary’s teaching style is entertaining and enlightening. She has a gift for translating complex principles into easy-to-understand language.  Her students appreciate her humor and intellect, and find her inspiring.

Her writings on Ayurvedic principles have been published in magazines dedicated to Yoga and Ayurveda.  As an author, she has been praised for conveying complex principles simply and facilitating understanding for the reader.

Mary is now a consultant dedicated to spreading Ayurvedic principles, supporting practitioners, and developing protocols to address imbalances using the tools of Ayurveda.

Mary lives with her husband and son in Grass Valley, California.  Their son, Keegan, is currently in junior high and active in drama.

Favorite Quotes

As Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach has said, “Surround yourself with people who remind you more of your future than your past.”

Productivity + Connectivity Tips For a Dharmic Life
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Productivity + Connectivity Tips For a Dharmic Life

Long time student, Mo Horton, asked me a question for the podcast. She asked, “What body habits will make the critical difference… individually and collectively…  for us to show up as our optimal best… for ourselves and for the next generation?”Mo’s heartfelt question landed as being exactly on pointe for me dharmically, I decided to devote this episode to answering it at my growing edge.

What habits do I see as making the pivotal difference for humanity?

I rap about:

  1. Your keystone habit
  2. Your non-negoitables
  3. Living into the truth that you know: Being Honest with yourself
  4. Evolving each year
  5. Leading with your actions, not your words
  6. Asking for support specifically
  7. Intermittent fasting and Ayurveda

Intermittent fasting and Ayurveda

I’ll be talking more and more about intermittent fasting and Yogic habits because it’s where two communities intersect. The foundation of studies on intermittent fasting are driven by the science-driven body builder communities who are obsessed with having a low body fat index. Yet, we as yogis and Ayurvedic fans have our own body of science. The yogis and vaidyas have long professed the necessity of fat metabolism and intermittent fasting. They just didnt’ call it that.

What we can lend to the intermittent fasting conversations happening around the globe is the benefit of timing. The yogis are committed to starting the day right. They won’t eat at night because they know that creates tamasic or dull energy in the body and mind. They want to access the dawning of a new day everyday, because that is where the universal power and power of enlightened living are rooted.I’ll be developing this conversation more this year. For now - enjoy the show.

Links

BIO

Cate Stillman, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author of Body Thrive, helps people who dig yoga take the a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Click here for Cate’s Free Video Ayurveda Training. You’ll get practical tips to uplevel your body wisdom in real time.

Communication Skills for Yoga Teachers (+ everyone else) with Julia Beauchamp
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Communication Skills for Yoga Teachers (+ everyone else) with Julia Beauchamp

Who is in the front line of spirituality in the western world? Yoga teachers. More and more, yoga teachers are the gateway drug for people who lost touch with their spirit to reconnect. And to do this job well requires very decent communication skills.Here is where  Julia Beauchamp enters the conversation. Get up to speed on how to consistently show up, prepare, and deliver a transformational experience. Anyone in the field of teaching, speaking, or acting will learn a truckload from our chat today.

I rap with Julia Beauchamp about How to Step up Your Yoga Teaching with your Communication Skills

  • What you don’t know about non-verbal communication
  • How to Step up Your Yoga Teaching with your Communication Skills
  • How to Deliver a consistent experience
  • Ritualized experience : a beginning, a middle or end
  • Skills you're leaving in the dust: which need to come up

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • How to command presence
  • A Breathing Practice to center your body and your voice into the room
  • Tips to identify where you breathe gets stuck.

Links

Julia’s website

Visit Julia’s site to schedule a free informational interview

BIO

Julia Beauchamp (Bee-chum) is passionate about the transformative power of speaking. It has been through her personal experience, first as a perfectionistic, caged and fearful wanna-be actress and now as a decisive, confident and charismatic speaker, that she learned what it takes to captivate a room and have an impact.

She has taught over 3,000 hours of yoga classes and workshops internationally and has over 10,000 hours of professional training in performance, voice and speaking over the past 15 years. This includes a B.A. in Acting from Emerson College and studying at the internationally renowned physical theater training institute, The Grotowski Center, in Poland.  She is a “Claim Your Voice” certified public-speaking coach, a Magnetic Speaking Trainer and a certified Big Impact Speaker through Mark Grainger and Shannon Law.

She’s worked with conscious entrepreneurs as well as corporate professionals from companies such as Fair Trade USA, The Wall Street Journal, SalesForce and The Center For Investigative Reporting.

Favorite Quotes

“It’s vulnerable to open our mouths.”

“The tongue can hold incredible amounts of tension and cut off your throat in the back.”

 

Kali, Rakta Bija + Burning Your Partnerships
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Kali, Rakta Bija + Burning Your Partnerships

Any partnership I’m in I want to be a strategic partnership. Strategic partnerships require structure. Structure in how what values we both hold, how we meet, what we do when we meet, how we plan, how we co-create, how we reflect and review what we’ve created.

WIthout structure for dynamic growth, we enter stagnation. Stagnation is a pathology in Ayurveda. Stuff in your mind needs to go on an agenda.

The balance between fire and water, action and reflection is the key to strategic growth. Without building structure in your partnerships you’ll enter the land of mental and collaborative inefficiencies, and potentially even destructive tendencies like Grace talks about in our dialogue today.

I rap with Grace Edison about When Ambition is Destructive

  • How to tap into deeper intelligence via the  I-Thou Relationship inquiry practice
  • What to do when you run into trouble in partnership
  • The balance between fire and water, action and reflection

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Why structure always precedes the evolution
  • How to efficient direct energy in collaborative partnerships for massive co-creative potential
  • How to get a 30000-50000 foot perspective on your relationship growth issues

Links:

The Story of Raktabija

Favorite Quotes

“The structure always precedes the evolution.”“Reduce your mental drama until it’s no longer part of your ecosystem of thought.”

“I try to reduce my mental drama to non-existent. I need to build structures until my mental drama until it’s no longer part of my ecosystem of thought.”

 

Teens & Parents on the Path to Evolutionary Communication + Better Relationships
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Teens & Parents on the Path to Evolutionary Communication + Better Relationships

If you want to hear what parenting teens at the evolutionary level sounds like and looks like you’ll want to tune into this conversation.

I met Denise Ackert of Inner Light Health Works when I was just starting out as an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner. Denise - a master bodyworker and birth doula -  instantly “saw” me, though I was almost 10 years younger and way less evolved than her. She recognized my essence and potential right away and we became fast friends.

Fifteen years later Denise is coaching Teens + Parents of Teens on the path to better relationships. She has been my one and only go-to on the art of mindful parenting. In this episode you’ll hear us rap about:

I rap with Denise Ackert about Parents Taking Responsibility for how they are showing up with their teens

  • What teens really want from their parents, that they are not getting
  • What not to do when your kid walks in the door
  • A Simple before bed question you want to ask every night.

What you’ll get out of tuning in  

  • Build better structures for better communication
  • Realize your relationships are conversations
  • Pay more attention to deep listening for deeper connectivity

Links

BIO

Denise Ackert, LMT has worked in the wellness field for over 25 years as a mindfulness educator, yoga teacher and wellness consultant.  Her current passion is teaching mindfulness and healthy communication courses for youth, adults, children and organizations. Through her work, she helps others develop skills for a deeply connected life of deep happiness and ease.  Additionally, her degree in Environmental Science and Permaculture Teacher Certification inform her work around personal and planetary wellness.

Favorite Quotes

“Is there anything you want to tell me today?”

Lessons Learned in Strategic planning for personal growth
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Lessons Learned in Strategic planning for personal growth

The balance between fire and water, action and reflection is the key to strategic growth. Without building structure for reflection, you can’t absorb your lessons learned. When you don’t absorb your lessons learned, you repeat past. When you repeat the past, you end up in the land of stagnation, negative feedback loops and can even fall into regression.

Do you agree with the statement: “The structure always precedes the evolution”? I didn’t know this under 2016 - so i can add this to my lessons learned list. I can also add a few other lessons to the list.

I made a very condensed podcast episode to outline how I personally do my strategic planning, as well as how I do it with my family.Planning gets on the same page. Aligned. Clear. Having listened and having been heard. I’m teaching my team and my kid this method to pave the way for smooth sailing in the year to come.

I rap with the Tribe about Strategic Planning

  • How to absorb your lessons learned
  • How to identify your strengths to leverage
  • How to identify your strengths to develop

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • Develop your own strategic plan
  • Get a hit of the value of strategic thinking
  • Fun for the whole family! Seriously. You live with these people.

Books Recommended 

Favorite Quotes

“The balance between fire and water, action and reflection is the key to strategic growth.”

 

Dr. Svoboda: Mentors For Boys
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Dr. Svoboda: Mentors For Boys

Picking Pot Over Pills with Medical Marijuana Expert Dr. Rachna Patel
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Picking Pot Over Pills with Medical Marijuana Expert Dr. Rachna Patel

Ayurveda is a planet-human consciousness art and science. Ayurveda is as connected to plants as plants are to humans. Where does marijuana fit into all this? What about alcohol? And what about the explosion of the medical marijuana industry and accessibility?This is our topic of conversation on today’s show.

I rap with Dr. Rachna Patel about Picking Pot Over Pills

  • Why marijuana works for pain relief
  • Alcohol vs. Pot for stress release
  • The future of marijuana
  • Marijuana from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • Entheogens for insights

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Cate’s Granola Recipe
  • Cate’s simple tips on a high prana morning practice

Recipe of the Week: Raw Amaranth Pecan Coconut Granola                                  

From Cate + Indy + Winston                                              

Punta Mita Granola

4 cups whole oats

2 cups dried unsweetened coconut

1 cup pecans

2 cups popped amaranth

½ cup chopped dates

½ cup chopped raisins

⅓ cup coconut oil

¼ cup maple syrup

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients. Toss together. Bake at 300’ for an hour, stirring once or twice. Cool. Store in airtight con

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BIO

Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana since 2012.

She step-by-step walks patients through how to use medical marijuana for their specific medical condition without getting high off of it, without getting addicted to it, without building a tolerance to it, and without smoking it.

She speaks from the experience of having treated thousands of patients and having read research study upon research study on marijuana. She completed her medical studies at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University.

You can learn more about the work she does at www.DrRachnaPatel.com

Favorite Quotes

David Wolfe : “The danger of alcohol is hundreds of times greater than the danger of al the power plants combined.”

“It’s estimated that 0.7% of the planet is drunk at any one time. Alcohol, especially distilled or hard alcohol, is the most dangerous of the recreational drugs. Alcohol exacerbates control issues in people. Alcohol inhibits proper judgement, creates erratic behavior, increases meat consumption, causes dehydration, elevates anger, clouds one from seeing the consequences of one’s actions, and invites one to forget. Alcohol abuse seems to symbolize everything that is wrong with civilized humanity.” (p. 93)

 

Mentoring Teens on the Habits from Yogis from Ayurveda
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Mentoring Teens on the Habits from Yogis from Ayurveda

About 12 years ago I witnessed Maya’s birth. I was there in the role of birth doula, but I wasn’t much help. It was my first birth. Maya being stubborn, was a little stubborn about coming out. Twelve years later, Maya is fired up to test the habits in Body Thrive. She wants to see how good she can feel.

In this role as a mentor to Maya on her Body Thrive journey we kick off how I always kick off. I want to know exactly what success looks like for the person in front of me. Often people aren’t quite sure. They haven’t put names or numbers to the future they want to experience. We start by getting a clear picture of what Maya “feeling better” is to Maya in her 10 week journey. And she drills me back on her questions about the habits of Yogis from Ayurveda

I rap with my Pre-Teen Friend Maya about the Body Thrive Habits

  • Why you need to set the target before you start the journey
  • How to decide which habit to direct most of your attention
  • Is snacking the root of all evil for teens?

What you’ll get out of tuning in

Listen to get a sense of coaching-in-action. If you haven’t worked with a health coach and you want to see what it’s be like, no matter what your age, eavesdrop on our conversation. Also tap into the power of mentoring and instigating mentoring relationships in your life.

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The Responsibilities of Online Community Leadership in the Sharing Economy with Alex Hillinger
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The Responsibilities of Online Community Leadership in the Sharing Economy with Alex Hillinger

I didn’t set out to become a community leader. Only recently am I learning what leadership actually is. In fact, despite being an accomplished athlete, I was never a good team captain. I was elected for that role more due to my drive and performance… that for any actual leadership skills.

As Yogahealer has grown up and is now in it’s solid teen years (it’s turning 16 this year), I have some perspective to reflect. In today’s conversation with my smart buddy Alex Hillinger, founder of curvejumping.com, consultant to google, and former business manager of Chase Jarvis at creativelive.com, we rap on the responsibility of the community leader in the sharing economy.

If you find yourself, like I did, at the center of a community you inadvertedly or purposefully started - you’ll love this conversation. If that isn’t you - you’ll get a kick out of listening in on the future of evolutionary communities, conversations, and companies.

I rap with Alex Hillinger from Curvejumping about the responsibilities of Online Community Leadership

  • What happens when community leaders step into responsibility
  • The role of  collective leadership in evolutionary organizations
  • How to do it all wrong as a community leader
  • What the role of the leader will always be
  • How the role of the tribe is evolving

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • How to become a community leader
  • Why you need to Be All In
  • How your Platform will evolve

Cate unpacks the diagram below:

 

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BIO

Alex Hillinger is a business strategist, brand architect and co-founder of the Curvejump event series.

Working at the intersection of technology, design and entrepreneurship for over 20 years, Alex has been involved with start-up companies and publicly-traded organizations in key roles ranging from marketing director to brand strategist to senior advisor. He is currently working with Google and Filson and has advisory roles with several leading CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs. He is also a co-owner of Asymbol.co, an online art venture.

Through his event series Curvejump, Alex brings together high level entrepreneurs and change-makers seeking to create positive impacts in the world.

Alex is based in Jackson, Wyoming where he lives with his wife and son. He holds a BSc in Psychology from Tufts University and an MBA from the University of Melbourne Business School.

The Evolutions + Regressions of Intergenerational Relationships with Tom McBride
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The Evolutions + Regressions of Intergenerational Relationships with Tom McBride

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with our interconnectivity as a species. When researching intergenerational relationships I came across the work of Tom McBride. Tom has studies millennials for years on the crossover between classics and anthropology. Let’s just say I found the right man for the job in this “intergenerational skillset” conversation.

Our dynamic conversations weaves between building real skills between the generations in real time, and what is happening behind the scenes in our tendency to get wrapped up in our own generational bubble. If you want to uplevel your intergenerational connectivity skills - and you should because it’ll make you a smarter monkey - then listen in.

I rap with Tom McBride about Intergenerational Communication Skills

  • Older vs. Younger generation's ability to adapt to culture change
  • Cultural evolution vs. cultural regression
  • The planetary and personal costs of Alienation and estrangement between the generations

What you’ll get out of tuning in  

  • Why Millennials are more materialistically minimalist than the hyper-consumer “fix-me” boomers
  • Tom’s top 3 skills recommended for colleges to teach the millennials
  • Why you want to know how to (1) give a short presentation that stimulates an informed conversation, (2) uplevel yourlistening skills, and (3) adopt an anthropological perspective

Links

Cate’s Intergenerational Tip Sheet

Article: The Value of Intergenerational Relationships 

The Mindset List 

The Mindset List of the Obscure: 74 Famously Forgotten Icons from A to Z

The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think Is Normal 

The Great American Lay: An All Too Brief History of Sex

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Jim Knight’s Better Conversations 

Body Habits New Year’s Day Webinar + Q+A

BIO

Tom McBride, Keefer Professor of Beloit College teaches Milton, Shakespeare, and critical theory. He has team-taught a variety of interdisciplinary courses with both classicists and anthropologists.

His interests in comparative discourse have most recently led him to an extensive project on Darwinian approaches to the study of literature. With Professor Shawn Gillen, he is co-founder of the department’s new program in Rhetoric and Discourse. He has published both critical essays and creative non-fiction in journals as diverse as Texas Studies in Language and Literature, The Baker Street Journal, and Two Cities.

For four years, he was a popular commentator on language for Wisconsin Public Radio. On campus he is known for the twice-yearly Keefer Lectures on a variety of subjects. Most recently he has authored essays for britannica.com on Raymond Carver and Allan Bloom, and for open democracy.net on Saul Bellow. He is an editor of the Beloit College Mindset List.

Favorite Quotes

“We need to get comfortable with the weirdness of the world.” Tom McBride

Smarten Up Your Technology Habits
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Smarten Up Your Technology Habits

We all use smart phones, computers, tablets. Are they dumbing us down or smartening us up? That depends on how you use them. Listen to this episode with Nir Eyalon designing your behavior to suit your life. Nir helps tech companies design our behaviors. Lucky for us, this smart dude, author of best-seller Hooked, is in the game to help us be more conscious, smarter, happier, and healthier human beings.

I rap with Nir Eyal about Smarten Up Your Technology Habits

  • Learn his 4 part method to behavior evolution
  • Find out how to game your habits
  • Learn how to balance our historic scarcity with our current over-consumption

What you’ll get out of tuning in

-You’re already Rich! Sparkle in a second of silence

Links

BIO

Nir Eyal is interested broadly in a field he calls “behavior engineering”, a topic at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Behavior engineering encompasses user experience design, behavioral economics, and a dash of neuroscience. He's a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and since 2003 he's founded two technology companies. He's a contributing writer for TechCrunch, Forbes, Psychology Today, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences, universities, and Fortune 500 companies. For most of his career he's worked in the video gaming and advertising industries where he learned, applied, and at times rejected, the techniques used to motivate and manipulate users. He writes to help companies create behaviors that benefit their users, while educating people on how to build healthful habits in their own lives.

Better Conversations for Your Holiday Gatherings with Cate Stillman
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Better Conversations for Your Holiday Gatherings with Cate Stillman

Are you looking for common ground in your conversations? Are you using words that unite or words that divide? Are you avoiding toxic connections? When I came across Better Conversations by Jim Knight I realized I was not so skilful in this area. In today’s session I ready from this gem of a book, and unpack his I-CARE acronym for helping us all experience more interconnectivity through the holiday season.

I read from Better Conversations from Jim Knight

  • How to use the I-CARE acronym to build common ground in conversation
  • Identify what you do that turns a connection into a toxic connection
  • Learn which words and phrases unite, and which divide

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Which books make the Connectivity Kit Book list + why 
  • Learn Cate’s favorite book for learning how to mine feedback for evolutionary gems
  • What to do for a yeast infection
  • And do detoxes work for pregnancy?

Links

Better Conversations by Jim KnightCandida Care for Your Ayurvedic Type

BIO

Jim Knight has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the President of the Instructional Coaching Group.

Jim wrote the first article on the topic of instructional coaching for The Journal of Staff Development, and his book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2007) popularized the idea.  Jim edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (Corwin, 2009) and co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (Pacific Northwest Publishing, 2010). Jim’s other books include Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2011), High-Impact Instruction: A Framework or Great Teaching (Corwin, 2013), and Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction (Corwin, 2014).

Jim’s articles on professional learning, teaching, and instructional coaching have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Kappan, and Educational Leadership.

Frequently asked to lead professional learning, Jim has presented to more than 30,000 educators from six continents. He has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. Jim also writes the Radical Learners blog.

The Feminine Side of Ambition with Grace Edison
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The Feminine Side of Ambition with Grace Edison

Grace Edison appears on the show again in deep turmoil. As she hits new targets of success she has been aiming for, “mom guilt” arises. On one hand she knows she is up against outdated ancestral patterns about what it means to be a good mother. On the other hand she knows that her success is good for her children, especially her daughter.

I talk about the woman who helped me navigate this a few years back. Her words affected how I choose to raise Indigo, and the person she is becoming.

I rap with Grace Edison about Mom-Guilt, the duality that can exist with success and motherhood - must we choose? Can we have both and do both well?

  • The feminine side of ambition
  • Grounding yourself as you expand
  • Where lifestyle design intersects creative parenting

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

Ideas and perspective shifting tips on how you can be a present mom and live into the success of your Dharma. How to get creative and skillfully balance your feminine ambition alongside being a nurturing mother with more purpose and less guilt. How to create your own parenting model, building what works for YOU!

Stepping outside of the box with confidence - you are not alone!

We take a moment to talk about and get present with what we’ve seen (exampled) and touch on working through past patterns and ancestral work.

How to be more comfortable with success!

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BIO

Grace Edison is a mom (of 8 year old twins!), owns a yoga studio in Northern BC Canada, runs retreats, is an up and coming Yoga Health Coach, works for Cate in admissions and is leaning into new levels of leadership.

Favorite Quotes

“What came up for me this week is this deep guilt I have around being successful AND being a good mom. Is that even possible?”  - Grace

“We’re taught, conditioned and told that those two things (success and being a good mom) can’t co-exist and I want to change this!” - Grace

“What I have realized, reflectively, in the yogahealer courses is that we ignite ambition, and most women have a masculine experience of ambition at this point - which is that it can be cut throat, competitive, winners vs loser - but when we are more balance, and have a more non-dual experience then there can be a sense of who I want to be, and what I really want - and who I really am!”  - Cate

“What do I need to do, who do I need to become to make that happen (what I want) because I am not that person right now!”  - Cate

“It’s not forcing, it’s not competitive - it’s integrative, cooperative and everyone wins.

“What’s the cost of me playing small - on me, on my kid, on my spouse, on the members in my tribe - what is the cost if I believe in the BS instead of aligning to what is trying to happen through me” - Cate

“Ambition is an amazing asset when we awaken it in a balanced way - between masculine and feminine”  - Cate

Tap into the Power of Mentoring
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Tap into the Power of Mentoring

Today's show is all about mentoring, mentoring relationship is a lot of what we use in Yogahealer, so you're going to have an earful about mentoring with me, some of the Yoga Health Coaching Mentors, Annie Barrett and Alex Biondo.

I rap with Yoga Health Coaching Mentors about Mentoring

What you’ll get out of tuning in
  • Aloe: Wicked Tip from the Witch on a Mountain Bike
  • What Mentorship can reflect back to you
  • Are All Managers or Teachers, Mentors?
  • Better Relationships, Better Connectivity

Amy Eldredge Question about Aloe:

"Question about aloe vera. I use aloe gel frequently in my green smoothies in the am. I am Pitta Kapha and I have scalloping on my tongue and have (before making significant changes to my dinacharya and diet) tended toward diarrhea. My question is...I have a lovely aloe vera plant...is it edible? I have done some reading online and there is part of the plant that can cause diarrhea and not all aloe is edible. Does anyone harvest their own aloe gel? I'd like to get an edible aloe and use it in my smoothies. Anyone have experience or advice about using aloe in this way?"

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BIO

Annie Barret

Annie is an educator with an Masters of Arts in Education, a yoga teacher and teacher trainer, a certified yoga health coach.  She loves cooking, hiking, live music, traveling, and speaking Spanish.

She says on her Website: Our family splits our time between the evergreen forest on the edge of Olympia, WA and the Andes mountains of Pisac, Peru.  It has been and continues to be a magnificent journey and I count myself and fortunate and blessed.  As someone who has walked the householder path of yoga for over twenty years, I am dedicated to offering yoga and wellness programs for vibrant living.

Barbara Stanny: Women’s Path to Power through Money
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Barbara Stanny: Women’s Path to Power through Money

Barbara Stanny wrote Secrets of Six Figure Women in 2004. It took me a few years to hear about it. When I read it - I was probably earning around $60k a year. Not bad. Roughly 2x the median (women earn about $31k). I was getting interested in my power. I was getting interested in my potential.

When I read this now relic of a book a few bulbs went off. All of the sudden six figures went from being way out in left field to the center of home plate. I was already doing half of what those women were doing. Now I just had to do the other half. And Barbara through the stories in the book, let me know how.

More importantly the book taught me the importance of dreaming big and setting goals. I was thrilled to see someone on my podcast team, unbenounced to me, got Barbara on the show. I’ve just ordered her most recent book: Sacred Success. In today’s conversation Barbara schools me on the dharma of investing.  

I rap with Barbara Stanny about Owning Your Power through Wealth

  • Why women do better taking charge of their financials in groups
  • The simplicity of investing
  • Why you don’t want to stay in the dark ages
  • If you want to give more -you need to learn to invest more

There has never been a more fun time to become your own version of a financial powerhouse. Becoming an empowered women means becoming financially empowered. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s a habit. And once you’ve got the swing of it… the world is your oyster.

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • The power in your hands:
  • Karmendriyas represent the physical organs of action and the corresponding subtle organs. They are related to the active solar energy of the manas tattva.
  • pāni - the organ of apprehension
  • Hands are the most complex organ of action as they can express,feel and touch.

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BIO

Barbara Stanny is the leading authority on women and wealth. As a bestselling author, teacher & wealth coach, Barbara has helped millions take charge of their finances and their lives.

Barbara's background in business, her years as a journalist, her Master's Degree in psychology, her extensive research, and her personal experience with money give her a unique perspective and makes her the foremost expert on women's financial issues. She is a bestselling author, sought after speaker and workshop facilitator who empowers women to live up to their financial and personal potential.

Barbara Stanny has been featured on Good Morning America, The View, Extra, The O'Reilly Report, and many times on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, PBS and NPR, as well as the New York Times, and USA Today.

Her first book, Prince Charming Isn't Coming grew out of her interviews with financially savvy women. Her next two books, Secrets of Six Figure Women and Overcoming Underearning® focused on helping women go from financial survival to financial stability. Her focus today is on helping women move from stability to affluence with her newest book Sacred Success®: A Course in Financial Miracles. She also wrote Breaking Through: Getting Past the Stuck Points and Finding a Financial Advisor You Can Trust.

 

How Are you an Intelligence Collaborator with Angie McArthur
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How Are you an Intelligence Collaborator with Angie McArthur

A Yoga Health Coach asked if I’d read Collaborative Intelligence, assuming I had - because I’m on a collaborative leadership kick. (I first learned the term collaborative leadership in the flagship book Mastering Leadership, which in my opinion is the best book written on leadership yet.)

I ordered the book that night and started reading it when brown Santa (UPS) arrived at my office. Within hours I was sucked into figuring out the intelligence pattern of all members of my household according to their quiz. Our attention has 3 zones:  a zone of focus, a zone of sorting and a zone of expanded thinking. We each use 3 languages of thinking: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Each language we use in which zone -that is our pattern. And authors Dawna Markova, PhD and Angie McArthur outline the 6 mind pattern types in their book, Collaborative Intelligence. You can also skip to the online quiz .

I agree with what  Jacki Zehner, Chief Engagement Officer, Women Moving Millions, says about Angie + Dawna’s body of work on collaborative intelligence:, “It’s time to call an end to striving to be ‘the smartest guy in the room’ and instead invite everyone’s unique intelligence to the table. Collaborative Intelligence teaches you how to recognize the unique ways that you think and how to recognize how others think, with the goal of reducing conflict, increasing productivity, creativity, innovation, and maybe even joy! This is a breakthrough book."

I rap with Angie McArthur about Discovering Your Intelligence Pattern

  • Why you want to know your own, your partners, and your kids intelligence
  • What is the Mind-Share Economy + how it’s better than any past human economy
  • The Strategy of Inquiry to access wisdom and connect with those who think different
  • Bringing teams together for collective visioning and decision making using collaborative intelligence - what happened in Nigeria + Royal Shell Oil
  • Life learners + inquiry practice

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BIO

As an expert in multi-dimensional thinking, Angie McArthur has developed communication strategies for authors, corporations and CEOs, and the ongoing Executive Champions Workshop. She is a senior partner of Professional Thinking Partners, and since joining the company in 1998 has co-facilitated and designed global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs, and ongoing one-on-one Thinking Partnerships in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s.

Angie McArthur is a co-founder and senior partner of Professional Thinking Partners (with Dawna Markova), and since joining the company in 1998 has co-facilitated and designed global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs, and ongoing one-on-one Thinking Partnerships in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s. She is the co-author of two books by Random House: Collaborative Intelligence (due Aug 2015), and Relational Intelligence (2016). Angie is also one of the creators of the Worldwide Women’s Web, a network formed in 2001 to retain women in corporate leadership roles. As an expert in multi-dimensional thinking she has developed communication strategies for authors, corporations and CEO’s, and the ongoing Executive Champions Workshop. She has also designed interactive web assessments and products for corporate training programs.

Favorite Quotes

Cate’s favorite inquiry questions, “To make this happen, who do I need to become next?”

YHC Blog Team Collaborators + Ayurveda Holiday Tips
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YHC Blog Team Collaborators + Ayurveda Holiday Tips

IT TAKES TWO...TO COACH!

Cate Stillman talks to November Coaches of the Month, Krista Strayer and Elise Collins. In this audio blog, Krista and Elise reflect on how to get the Yoga Health Coaching message out into the world, as well as how to direct coaches to fulfill their potential in writing for their business. If you are looking for ways to communicate about the work that you do as a coach, listen to this audio.

Krista and Elise have collaborated in leadership to help launch and found the Yoga Health Coaching blog. They have picked up entrepreneurial skills and increased their writing proficiency along the way. Listen in to hear what has helped them write, create sound bytes, as well as inspire and guide YHC bloggers to their fullest potential as writers.

Krista and Elise share their coaching and blogging experience and adopt an intuitive frame of reference on the benefits of recording and sharing. Stay tuned to the global conversation, “haiku” your tweets and scribe your way to the top! Beware, listening to this audio may cause the following symptoms: fell inspired to start your own blog, to reach out to guest blog for a high traffic sight or apply to write for the YHC blog.

Tune in and learn how to:
  • Blog storm and get the beat of the tribe!
  • Co-operate and grow into different writing perspectives
  • Mentor, pass the message and open to the world.
  • Scribe your way to the top!.
In this episode I rap with Krista and Elise about:
  • The keystone habits of the “dynamic duo”.
  • Useful advice to new bloggers on how to give community a voice.
Show Highlights:
  • Stay tuned to the conversation together that’s happening globally 4.37’ - 4.40’
  • Give the community a voice that’s multi-faceted 4.50’
  • Record and share 5.02’
  • Take a little sound byte and find the title 8.27’
  • Step out of the comfort zone 10.28’
  • Keystone habits 15.21’
Favorite Quotes from the Conversation
  • Take off the masks, take out of  your comfort zone and think about writing differently.
  • Learn, grow and curve.
  • “Haiku” your tweets.
  • Step into leadership and become part of each other’s future.

BIO

Krista Strayer is the founder of Flourish Schools, providing teacher wellness support along with yoga and mindfulness resources for Elementary School Teachers. Inspired on a coaching call with Cate by the philosophy of Nourishing the Mother so the Child will thrive as the missing piece to support teachers. Sharing yoga and mindfulness resources only goes so far when the teachers are overwhelmed and exhausted. Krista has since been bringing the Yoga Health Coaching message into schools to Nourish the Teacher and the Students will Thrive.

Krista is a “recovering” Engineer, perfectionist and workaholic turned essential oil addict.  She loves sunshine, skiing and being a “Dance Mom”. Connect with Krista’s tribe of teachers on Facebook and Pinterest.

A former nightclub DJ turned yoga teacher, Elise Collins stayed up way too late for many years. Although she embraced a healthy lifestyle, she had difficulty sleeping and staying focused while she taught yoga, raised her son Krishna, filmed live music and wrote two books on holistic health, Chakra Tonics and An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods.

Longing for sustainable systems that would allow her the energy and ability to follow her passions, she found Yoga Health Coaching, a system she now shares with students and clients. Her specialty is helping people to listen to their bodies to create foundational health habits that enable them to live like rock stars who get to bed ‘early’ most nights.

Connect with Elise on her website, Facebook, or Twitter.

Type 2 Diabetes, Ayurveda, Digestion, Millennials with Dr. Michele Colon
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Type 2 Diabetes, Ayurveda, Digestion, Millennials with Dr. Michele Colon

Today’s show will inspire you to eat phat balls, rub your feet with spices, and educate your community about preventing diabetes. I promise. Dr. Michele, a podiatrist specializing in diabetes patients, I met as she was deciding to join us in Yoga Health Coaching. Over the past year I’ve learned of the barriers to lifestyle care for the typical diabetes patient - and the consequences of not getting lifestyle coaching.

As an amputator, Dr. Michele Colon tells why she has turned her attention to prevention with the Millennials and Gen X’ers who are already on disability for diabetes -much younger than their parents. In this casual chat, we dive into the most effective habits in the most effective order for diabetics.

I rap with Dr. Michele Colon about Diabetes, Millennials, + Earlier Lighter Dinners

  • Why she is turning her attention to the Millennials and Gen X’ers
  • How to educate those without access to good modeling
  • Her top tips for diabetics to shift their habits

What you’ll get out of tuning in    

  • Cate’s Phat Hemp Balls Recipe
  • Tips on using Fats + greens to stabilize your blood
  • Kami’s spicy foot scrub

Links

Body Thrive Book

Dr. Michele's Website

Ayurvedic Phat Hemp Balls Recipe

BIO

A physician, surgeon, health coach, yoga teacher, anatomy instructor, author and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is known as The Holistic Podiatrist of Southern California and has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. Dr. Michele combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her clients.

For almost two decades, Dr. Michele has dedicated herself to maintaining a private medical practice and providing exceptional care to her patients while at the same time studying Holistic Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Acupressure. Dr. Michele believes that food is medicine and that yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation are the keys to perfect health.

Dr. Michele has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, and a Doctorate degree in Podiatry with a specialty in Foot & Ankle Surgery. Dr. Michele is also certified in Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Laser Therapy. Dr. Michele specializes in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga to provide the most healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation to her patients and clients.

Dr. Michele has studied Ayurveda extensively and has worked with some of the best practitioners throughout California to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of medicine. Combining yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation is one of Dr. Michele’s passions so that she can spread the word to as many clients and patients as possible that this is the path to perfect health.

Conversation Skills for Influencers with Denise Green
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Conversation Skills for Influencers with Denise Green

I’m all for moving the conversation forward. Thus, I interrupt. When I’m coaching a large group - which is at least a few times a week - I keep an ear to the person in the hot seat and an ear to the group.

When the hot seater goes too deep into background story or veers off track into TMI - I interrupt. While I’ve found this a very effective technique in hot seat coaching with large groups - I had some questions about teaching this technique to other coaching and teaching it as part of evolutionary conversation skills.

  I rap with Denise Green about Skillful Interruption in Coaching
  • Learn when to interrupt
  • Get the low-down on when it’s rude
  • Find out how to honor where you want the conversation to go next, while honoring the speaker

What you’ll get out of tuning in    

  • Tips on attuning to a bigger dharma
  • Which apps Cate is grateful for this week

Links

BIO

Denise is a speaker, writer, and executive coach who's passionate about helping people go from burned out to brilliant. She uses brain-based approaches to help people lower stress, build new habits, communicate powerfully, build and maintain great relationships, and say no gracefully to people and tasks that aren't aligned with their passions, values, and goals.

Originally from Kansas, she's called the Bay Area home since 1993. She lives in Oakland with her amazing daughter and her wonder-mutt Andy.

Nicole Apelian of the reality TV Show Alone Part 2
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Nicole Apelian of the reality TV Show Alone Part 2

“All of the sudden, in human history, we’re  putting too much emphasis on productivity and not enough emphasis on connectivity. We need connection - both to ourselves, our community and nature. When you have all three of those you have a complete culture.” (Nicole Apelian - on the podcast)

I met Nicole for the first time during this sparky conversation. I bow to the podcast crew for bringing me new amigos and soul sistas. Nicole - it turns out - starred as the component humanist on reality tv show - Alone. I’d never heard of it until Nicole turned up on my schedule. And hallelujah for that.

I rap with Nicole Apelian about Restoring Functional Intelligence to Human Relationships

  • Being on Alone- and building a platform for her message
  • The 3 Necessities of a complete culture
  • Harvesting your own food and medicine

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • Autoimmune + Celiacs
  • Gluten intolerance and your intestinal villi
  • Why ama is a problem for Celiacs

Links

BIO

Nicole’s first exposure to true wilderness living began while working as a field biologist in Botswana. Following a job as a game warden with the US Peace Corps, she began tracking and researching lions in southern Africa.

Nicole immediately fell in love with the African landscapes and the San Bushmen’s way of life, and later, while working with the San Bushmen, Nicole completed her doctorate, focused in Cultural Anthropology within the field of Sustainability Education.

Years of visiting the San Bushmen and developing strong relationships within the tribe allowed Nicole to learn many of the primitive skills and ways she practices and teaches today.

Dr. Nicole Apelian is a scientist, mother, educator, researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, herbalist and traditional skills instructor. A leader in the field of transformative nature education, Nicole is excited to share her knowledge and expertise of nature connection, indigenous knowledge, natural wellness and survival skills with the world.

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2000 led Nicole to apply her research skills towards her own personal wellness. She developed a healthy living strategy, focusing on health and wholeness. Through simple changes in her lifestyle and eating habits, Nicole restored her vitality and she moved on to become a founder and primary guide for her own tracking and wildlife safari company, Eco Tours International.

Favorite Quotes from Nicole Apelian (+ Cate)

“Well. p.s. And otherwise you're going to go nuts.” Cate

“Well, people are going nuts in our modern day society.” Nicole

“We are lacking culture.

We are seeing a deeper connection.

We are seeking a meaningful experience of life.”

“Harvest your food, harvest your medicine, and live in an egalitarian society.”   

The Yoga of Investing in Yourself: Cate’s Take on breaking plateaus through skillful personal investment
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The Yoga of Investing in Yourself: Cate’s Take on breaking plateaus through skillful personal investment

“What do I need to know, How do I need to ask, and How do I out myself?”  Grace Edison mentioned rhetorically in conversation with me on skillful personal investment. She is getting serious about investing in herself. She wanted to find out what she didn’t know about the next level of personal investment.

Though I’ve done way better than most of my friends, in my cavalier opinion, I’ve only recently got experienced a real shift. I’m still maxing out my SEP IRA and expanding in real estate. But i’m also investing more in Yogahealer than ever as the team grows. As the team grows I grow.  Investing in yourself is a spectrum in every direction. As you become more whole you become more connected you become more interconnected.

Breaking plateaus through skillful investment with Grace Edison

  • Saving money by not investing in myself. Not. Why this tactic is stupid and why investing in yourself skillfully always wins.

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • Ground Rules for Mentoring
  • Skillful investment
  • You're Already Rich!

Links:

BIO

Cate is known for her ability to enable wellness providers to grasp and implement the necessary tools and strategies for their unique success.

She was recently named in the Top 100 Trailblazers in Yoga + Ayurveda by Spirituality & Health Magazine. Since 2001 Cate has generated unique online offerings helping clients, yoga students, and yoga teachers experience health and career breakthroughs around our planet.

Favorite Quotes

“I’m in control of that.” Grace Edison

“What do I need to know, How do I need to ask, and How do I out myself?”  Grace Edison

Ground Rules for Mentoring

Lean in together

Commit to engage. If we lean in - we can decide what we are doing together. Create a relationship agreement.

Decide on your meeting rhythm   

Most mentorships arise naturally. Give a name to your conversations. Give a space and time. Give your relationship a rhythm to thrive. Your desires engender sparkle.

Sparkle or fizzle

Attend to the flame of what connects you. When you attend to the flame, your attention sparks the flame. What sparks your attention? What is sparky for you? Attend your inner spark and you attend your ability to thrive.

Be ready for action

Don’t dawdle - it’s boring to mentor a dawdler.

It’s equally boring to be mentored by a dawdler. The evolving version of ourselves is much more interesting.

Give to receive with your ears.

Pulsation is the nature of relationship.

For something or someone to be in relationship a polarity established itself. With polarity comes the twin powers of rebound and leverage. The more you can rebound your energy and focus, the more energy and focus you have to leverage. Without pulsation there is stagnation. The fastest path to get your relationship basking in pulsation is to give to receive. Give your attention, your listening.

Honesty, Care & Humility are the name of the game

Honesty is high strength liquid fire starter for relationships. Without it, fizzle happens. No one wants to spend time with arrogance. With humility, you don’t need to know what you haven’t already learned. Humility opens the gateway to learning. Showing or articulating your care for the partnership adds grease to the wheels. Decide which of these 3 you are working on & start working on it.

 

Mentoring, Anthropology + Reconnecting with our Ancestral Humanity with Nicole Apelian, Part 1
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Mentoring, Anthropology + Reconnecting with our Ancestral Humanity with Nicole Apelian, Part 1

I met Nicole Apelian for the first time during this sparky conversation. I bow to the podcast crew for bringing me new amigos and soul sistas. Nicole - it turns out - starred as the component humanist on reality tv show - Alone. I’d never heard of it until Nicole turned up on my schedule. And hallelujah for that.

On the mentor/mentee relationship in her African tribal second family:

“The parents only job is to love their children. That’s it. They don’t have to discipline their children, or teach their children. Only love them. The job of teaching and disciplining the children goes to the Grandparents, aunties, uncles. And your job as an adult is to teach your nieces and nephews and cousins. But for the parent, that is it. Imagine that! Imagine if your only job with your children was to love them and nothing else. And kids always learn better from people who aren’t their parents.” (Nicole Apelian - on the podcast)

I rap with Nicole Apelian about Restoring Functional Intelligence to Human Relationships

  • Be entertained with a sparky conversation
  • Survival skills vs. wilderness living skills
  • Mentoring, thinking, and tech limitation

What you’ll get out of tuning in

Links

BIO

Nicole’s first exposure to true wilderness living began while working as a field biologist in Botswana. Following a job as a game warden with the US Peace Corps, she began tracking and researching lions in southern Africa. Nicole immediately fell in love with the African landscapes and the San Bushmen’s way of life, and later, while working with the San Bushmen, Nicole completed her doctorate, focused in Cultural Anthropology within the field of Sustainability Education. Years of visiting the San Bushmen and developing strong relationships within the tribe allowed Nicole to learn many of the primitive skills and ways she practices and teaches today.

Dr. Nicole Apelian is a scientist, mother, educator, researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, herbalist and traditional skills instructor. A leader in the field of transformative nature education, Nicole is excited to share her knowledge and expertise of nature connection, indigenous knowledge, natural wellness and survival skills with the world.

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2000 led Nicole to apply her research skills towards her own personal wellness. She developed a healthy living strategy, focusing on health and wholeness. Through simple changes in her lifestyle and eating habits, Nicole restored her vitality and she moved on to become a founder and primary guide for her own tracking and wildlife safari company, Eco Tours International.

Favorite Quotes from Nicole Apelian (+ Cate)

“Well. p.s. And otherwise you're going to go nuts.” Cate

“Well, people are going nuts in our modern day society.” Nicole

“We are lacking culture.

We are seeing a deeper connection.

We are seeking a meaningful experience of life.”

“Harvest your food, harvest your medicine, and live in an egalitarian society.”   

 

Superheroine Dharma Workshop for Pro Healer, Yoga Teachers, & Wellness Pros
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Superheroine Dharma Workshop for Pro Healer, Yoga Teachers, & Wellness Pros

Being a Yoga + holistic wellness teacher or practitioner can be brutal. Most wellness pros fail to make a good living. Many run themselves ragged for their clients, students or patients - who are earning much more than the wellness pro earns.The results leave something to be desired - especially in terms of walking our talk, and money in the bank at the end of the day.

In today’s episode I give you a super fun way for Pro Healers and yoga teachers to take matters under their own capes. In today’s episode I steal a video clip - video 2 - to be exact - from the my packed Spiral Plateau plateau series (YogaHealthCoaching.com/thrive). You will learn the following:

The Workshop for Pro Healers + Wellness Pros
  • Walk the Talk as a wellness pro
  • Name your next level self: Your Inner Breakthrough Buddy
  • Codify Your Power Ups
  • Identify your bad guys
What you’ll get out of tuning in  
  • Learn exactly my funnest way I uplevel my life in stages
  • Get the game I use the most, in detail
  • Unpack your next stage of evolution
  • Download the next steps to ensure you climb to the next plateau
Links

Lucas Rockwood on How Ambitious Yogis Live
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Lucas Rockwood on How Ambitious Yogis Live

What does Lucas Rockwood put in his pie hole? It rhymes with phat. We don’t actually get to that part until very last. You’ll first have to slog through the  Why the  ”hope for the best business model” is a dead end model.

Stacking things on top of things: the forcing function             

I rap with Lucas Rockwood about Work + Life as a Yoga Pro

  • The three buckets: health, wealth + relationship
  • Tuning into a  Body of Work + leaving a legacy
  • The negative career mindset of the yoga industry + lack of career structure for a yoga professional.

What you’ll get out of tuning in

Links

Lucas Website

Lucas Podcast Shows

BIO

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur.

With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

Learn More About Lucas

Favorite Quotes

“There’s a learning curve for Growth and Development”

“Because I’m a good student, I’m a good teacher”

Word or Term of the Week

A forcing function is a constraint where the user "is forced" to complete a task based on a limited, paired down set of features or controls. Forcing functions help streamline, simplify or minimize how a user interacts with a design.

Ultra Spiritual Crazy Wisdom with JP Sears
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Ultra Spiritual Crazy Wisdom with JP Sears

JP Sears has given New Agers a chance to see themselves in the mirror and laugh. It reminds me of crazy wisdom - using humor and mental/emotional confusion as a path to awakening. as opposed to a direct teaching. JP is inspiringly unpredictable. His videos are shaking up and shaking down the spiritual elite - like you and me.   I rap with JP Sears about Being Ultra Spiritual & Poking Fun   He is a pro at satire and parody. His humor is dry, witty and unsettling. That is why it works. In this special episode we play clips from JP’s videos mixed in with the interview. JP is also a life coach whose target audience he lovingly teases into awakening via his videos. He says of his life coaching sessions his purpose during these sessions is not to give advice, but rather to facilitate the re-connection of you with your own inner source of wisdom.   By discovering hidden parts of you that are compromised, healing and re-balancing allows you to have new realizations of inner peace, meaning, and the release of suffering.   Because he walks the path and does the work -he knows the pitfalls and potholes we trip in.   What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • Why humor is so freaking effective to bust up outdated beliefs
  • How he writes + films
  • Who he was before his Youtube fame and what he is up to next

 Links

Other videos by JP you shouldn’t miss   5 Best Terrible Workouts with JP Sears - RawBrahs   Truth About Conspiracy Theories - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 13 - with JP Sears   Using Ayahuasca - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 5 - with JP Sears If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 35   BIO   JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP speaks and performs at numerous events, conferences, festivals, and retreats around the world. He is very active on his YouTube channel, AwakenWithJP, where he encourages healing and growth through his entertainingly informative, humorous, and inspiring videos including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series. You can learn more about JP and his work at www.AwakenWithJP.com and www.YouTube.com/AwakenWithJP.

Be a Solutionarian with Carrie L’Esperance
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Be a Solutionarian with Carrie L’Esperance

Carrie L'Esperance wrote the best book on detox I ever got my hands on. Her first book, The Seasonal Detox Diet: Remedies from the Ancient Cookfire, travels through ecosystems, cultures and kitchens. I’ve used many recipes and recommended the book to thousands of Yogidetoxers. It is a true gem.   I rap with Carrie L’Esperance about Empirical Medicine + Self Mastery   With the release of her second book, Soul Breathing: Spiritual Light and the Art of Self-Mastery, Carrie emerges onto the scene inviting us to explore the important unseen spiritual energies that support the vital energy fields of life. In this episode we talk about:

  • The importance of purifying the body to raise one's energy frequency to a higher state of consciousness.
  • The importance of purifying the mind, thought patterns, and environment to raise one's ability to access higher information.
  • The fact that Humanity is at a critical threshold in time unlike any other due to the leprosy of technology being bio-incompatible with the energy of life.

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • Why detox is the gateway into higher levels of intelligence
  • How personal suffering is a natural stepping stone to higher learning
  • The critical threshold for social change and how each of us affects the field 

Links

BIO   Carrie L'Esperance is the author of The Seasonal Detox Diet, a book that helped to ignite the billion dollar detox movement that we have today in the world. She is a certified Iridologist who helps people to take responsibility for their own health and well being through prevention: diet, herbals, and lifestyle. She has written an important sequel to the Seasonal Detox Diet called Soul Breathing just released in June 2016 that invites the individual to explore the important unseen spiritual energies that support the vital energy fields of life. Carrie offers seasonal detox retreats at a rustic nature preserve in Northern California.   Favorite Quotes   “The darkest moment is just before the dawn.”

DJ Cavem Raps Hip Hop, Kale Chomping + Activism
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DJ Cavem Raps Hip Hop, Kale Chomping + Activism

Are you an OG? (Organic Gardener).  If not, you'll get a fire lit under your butt with  Food Justice activist and  O.G. DJ Cavem. The Real g's are the real Gardeners. My newest friend DJ Cavem is a food activist, deejay and kale advocate from the ‘hood.  He dedicates his work to transforming the minds and health of children and his community using hip hop as a platform of communication. In this episode we rap, or rather he raps and I pay homage, about HIPHOP: Higher Inner Peace Helping Other People - and what his food equality movement is all about.  As he says, "Everyone wants to know what kind of greens you're selling. Every hustler on the block."   Laying down lines in the ‘hood for change with DJ Cavem.   DJ Cavem tells his story as a food activist from the concrete jungle. His hiphop music is an artful and activist food movement - cultivating food justice. He is redefining the image of wealth, food and priorities in hip-hop culture.   … from drug dealers to kale dealers.   DJ Cavem and I discuss how food issues affect urban communities and how hip-hop activates young people towards a healthier way of living from street violence to environment and food awareness through school and college educational programs. See how film screenings, break dancing and juicing can transform street and school culture.   Take the action step with me and contribute to kid kale education - check out Sprout This Life - Barnraiser campaign and get the T-shirt, signed poster. I’m wearing mine loud and proud.     What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Find out Why Real G's got Hoes!
  • Check out his Culinary Concerts. 
  • Rap with environmental hip-hop in school curricula.
  • Learn how he Makes Kale Cool for the inner city kids.
  • Get a taste of how cooking and yoga can be mixed with eco hip-hop. 
I rap with DJ Cavem about :
  • Hip Hop Kale Imbibing Activism.
  • The revolution of growing your own food.
  • Encouraging Green Entrepreneurship with younger folks.
  • Preventing food related illnesses by adopting healthier eating habits.
  • Food consumption awareness.
  • Inner transformation through the way we eat.
  • Moving from Gangs to Gardens! 
  • How he created his album, which is an award winning curriculum.
  Links:   BIO 2014 Music Educator Award Grammy nominee and international recording artist, DJ Cavem is an O.G. (organic gardener) educator, emcee, deejay, BBoy, award-winning activist, midwife, vegan chef and founder of Going Green Living Bling. He created an album which is an award winning curriculum introducing the subjects of Organic Gardening and Food Justice. He has dedicated his work to transforming the minds and health of children and his community using hip hop as a platform of communication.   Favorite Quotes In the video for his track "Wheat Grass", the charismatic 27-year-old, stage name DJ Cavem, talks a young brother down from buying chips: 
  • "Kids have to take care of themselves to be fresh and fly," Vita says. "I hope they see food as medicine." 
 "Everyone wants to know what kind of greens you're selling. Every hustler on the block."DJ Cavem Raps Hip Hop Kale Chomping Activism.

 

Hydration Tips From Ayurveda , Chokecherry Juice Recipe, Relflux + Ayurveda Q+A with Cate
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Hydration Tips From Ayurveda , Chokecherry Juice Recipe, Relflux + Ayurveda Q+A with Cate

Today's show is a mishmash of Q+ A questions. We dive into the seasonal flux and havoc it can wreak on the sensitive body types.  I teach you how to use your skin as an organ for hydration. Also I share my new Chokecherry Juice recipe.   There are a slew of Q+A questions including: swimming in cold weather, hydration tips from ayurveda, reflux esophagitis and toddlers. Also I include tips for reflux in general including a recipe for a soothing juice made of aloe vera, cucumbers, and celery.   What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • How to Hydrate in Autumn + Winter
  • Are your lymphatics working properly?
  • Should you give up swimming in cold weather?
  • Getting help with Reflux issues

I rap about How to Make Chokecherry Juice

  • Ayurvedic Chokecherry Autumn Elixir
  • Ayurveda and Chokecherries
  • How to make Chokecherry Juice
Links   Ayurvedic Chokecherry Autumn Elixir Exquisite essential oil blends for the doshas Pitta is my favorite. thanks for sending them Vivica.  Free Book audible with a new subscription   Book Mentions   Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Face of Cancer  Body Thrive   BIO   Cate Stillman, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda,  helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Cate also founded a new career path for Yoga Teachers with her Yoga Health Coaching Certification Program. Cate helps yoga teachers and healers transition to a more lucrative career while accelerating the wellness trajectory of their clients. Get free trainings at Yogahealer.com     Ask Cate Questions on this Episode   1. Good evening everyone. I am new to ayurveda. In the past week I am noticing my body getting more dehydrated. This begins with less easy bowel movements, feeling dehydrated even with drinking water, today my lips are very dry and I feel like I might be getting a cold. Any suggestions?   2. This is for the podcast as it might help others too: my 4 year old son takes swimming lessons at an indoor pool. I am wondering if we should put lessons on hold for the winter. Will it predispose him to imbalances and illness to be cold and wet in the winter? We live in the Bay Area - not the coldest but not warm in winter either. It is very windy here as you know. Sorry I don't know what my son's dosha is. I can tell you I am a strong vata and he is not.    3. My client's daughter(20 y.o.) has reflux esophagitis, she can not swallow the food and is taking only liquids. Shell I refer her to an Ayurvedic doctor, because traditional medicine couldn't help her? Or Ayurveda is powerless with such a disease?

Leadership, Speaking Skills, and Investing in your Bottom Line
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Leadership, Speaking Skills, and Investing in your Bottom Line

This Week’s show is a mish mash of Dharma in the buff. I included clips with Katie Krimitsos of Biz Women Rock and Ed Alter of Speech Skills.  Katie Krimitsos asked me, “What is the biggest mistake I made in biz that had a negative impact on Yogahealer revenues. I asked Ed how to get my Yoga Health Coaches to stop speaking in Superlatives, Exaggerations + Generalizations.   I rap with Katie Krimistos about Investment, Revenue + Leadership  

  • My Biggest Mistake at the Helm of Yogahealer
  • Values, Kaizen
  • Making peace with making money
I ask Speech Skills Expert Ed Alter about Speaking Like a Pro Book of the Week   Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday      Links   Speech Skills Biz Women Rock Our Facebook Page   BIO   Cate Stillman, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga , an Amazon #1 Best seller in Ayurveda, helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Cate also founded a new career path for Yoga Teachers with her Yoga Health Coaching Certification Program. Cate helps yoga teachers and healers transition to a more lucrative career while accelerating the wellness trajectory of their clients. Get free trainings at Yogahealer.com     Favorite Quotes   “While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” —from the prologue    Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday 

Heal Your Headaches + Migraines with Ayurveda with Trupti Gokani, MD
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Heal Your Headaches + Migraines with Ayurveda with Trupti Gokani, MD

As you are likely aware- we have a HUGE national problem with those suffering in pain overusing narcotic medications. There are 36 million migraineurs and 100 million pain sufferers in the US that have NO IDEA why they suffer. Instead of delving into the root causes of pain and understanding their pain from an ancient model, they use strong abortives (as needed meds) such as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, steroids to break cycles of pain vs using a model of connection with themselves to reduce pain over time.   Over the course of time, the pain only worsens and addiction is bound to happen. Trupti Gokani, MD on a mission to stop this epidemic and help people really understand the purpose of their pain. It helps that now the CDC (and Hillary Clinton) are pushing reform in this area. Docs, patients and other providers are now left with going to route causes, yet they are not trained on how to do that. Its a fascinating time educating others about this!   In the last 15 years of her practice,Trupti Gokani, MD have been talking about gut-brain links but only in the last 1-2 years has it hit the conversation almost EVERYWHERE. EVEN PHARMA!!! She was one of the top speakers last year for Teva because they are addressing this concept with the new products they are creating to improve pain. They are on a socially responsible mission to help education millions. The beauty is that Ayurveda teaches these concepts and using this ancient model can truly advance western medicine.    I rap with Trupti Gokani, MD about Headaches, Migraines and Ayurveda

  • Vata types of headaches
  • Pitta types of headaches
  • Kapha types of headaches
  • When headaches turn into migraines

What you’ll get out of tuning in 

  • What headaches pain drugs do to you gut
  • Steps in healing your headache pattern
  • Detox, food changes + headache healing
Recipe of the Week
  • Blueberry muffins
Links   Trupti's site  Trupti's book: The Mysterious Mind: How to Use Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Heal Your Headaches and Reclaim Your Health  Blueberry Muffin Recipe    Bio   Trupti Gokani, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified neurologist, speaker and coach, who is best known for her innovative and integrative approach to treating pain and mood disorders. Her unique melding of modern medicine and ancient wisdom has enabled her to establish a thriving private practice along the Chicago’s North Shore. When not seeing patients or coaching, Dr. Gokani dedicates her time and significant insights speaking to the wider community.   She helps them understand how to feel optimal, through a deeper appreciation of the mind-body connection. Her passion is helping others balance stress and digestion, linking this to the mind and presentation of disease. Dr. Gokani was featured on The Dr. Oz Show, is a blogger for Huffington Post, and author of the book, The Mysterious Mind: How to Use Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Heal Your Headaches and Reclaim Your Health.     How Migraines are different from Headaches   These headaches are intense or severe and often have accompanying symptoms in addition to head pain. Symptoms associated with a migraine headache include:  • nausea  • pain behind one eye or ear  • pain in the temples  • seeing spots or flashing lights  • sensitivity to light and/or sound  • temporary vision loss  • vomiting   Known as the “prodrome” phase, these subtler signs of Migraines that happen a few days ahead of a migraine can include:  • constipation  • depression  • frequent yawning  • irritability  • neck stiffness  • unusual food cravings

Yogahealer Internships with Hadlee Garrison
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Yogahealer Internships with Hadlee Garrison

On today’s show, we talk all about internships. How do you develop an internship program? How do you become an intern in someone else’s program? How can you encourage someone who you think would be great at it to start an internship program? You’ll learn the answer to these questions and more in this chat with Hadlee Garrison, one of our Summer 2017 (and beyond!) interns at Yogahealer.

 

I rap with Hadlee Garrison about Internships:

  • How internships relate back to ancient wisdom concepts and practices
  • Why an internship program needs to vibe with your interests
  • How the exchange of information and skills in an intern-mentor relationship helps both sides get what they need

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn how to create, guide, and refine an internship program for yourself or your organization
  • See how organizations and individuals can change when an intern starts working
  • Learn how to get past the roadblocks that might be keeping you from hiring an intern

 

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Related Podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 1:50 — Hadlee approached Yogahealer because she has a passion for health, nutrition, Ayurveda and self-improvement. She loved Yogahealer’s accessible, applicable, realistic vibe — it felt like a perfect match for her to pursue an internship here. That’s the feeling everyone should ideally get from a program.
  • 6:20 — The way Yogahealer has always arranged internships is by positioning the program as an opportunity for greater learning and relationship development. It ties in with the ancient concept and foundational relationship of gurukula, or mentorship.
  • 12:00 — When Hadlee approached us about becoming an intern, it was necessary to create and define a position for her — as it is with any program. We already have a vibrant work-study program, but the internships needed some finessing. Hadlee took over much of the work involved with producing Yogahealer Podcast materials as a result.
  • 20:20 — Hadlee is also now working on developing the Yogahealer internship program and creating the guide, structure, and documentation that can help future interns step into the role. Not knowing how to hire and train interns is a big obstacle in people’s reluctance to develop internship programs in the first place.
  • 22:40 — Hiring an intern can be very similar to hiring a contractor or hiring for a full-time position. It requires looking at paths to leadership, creating a job description, defining roles, and finding a personality type that fits.
  • 24:15 — Hadlee shares her advice for millennial students who want to pursue internships but aren’t sure about how to approach their schools or find a program that works for them.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “It’s self-enhancement to the max!” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “For anyone who’s self-employed and doesn’t have an intern, you’re kind of missing out on a really interesting exchange.” –Cate Stillman
  • “You can make it so sustainable. Yes, you’re going to have to put in the work at first.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Even just having an intern to create your internship program is going to be so helpful.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Being a student vs. having a job was like night and day… If I had done some sort of internship, it would’ve given me a clue!” –Cate Stillman
  • “When you’re actually applying the stuff that you’re learning, you learn it 10 times more quickly than you do studying theory.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Exchange value for value at the highest potential level.” –Cate Stillman

Ayurveda for Health and Disease
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 01:31:28
Ayurveda for Health and Disease

I just put it out through email: what do you want to learn next? I love doing webinars, and I love talking about Ayurveda. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Cate Stillman. I started Yogahealer.com in 2001 as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist — basically as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. And I absolutely love having very practical, innovative conversations about Ayurveda.

 

So I put it out via email to ask what the community wants to learn next. Do we want to look at Ayurveda for constitutions? Do we want to look at health and disease? Do we want to look at Ayurveda for the season, and the season that we're going into? We had a lot of neck-and-neck responses; a lot of us wanted to learn about all of those topics. But the one that rose slightly above the other ones was on Ayurveda for health and disease. So that's what we're talking about today. I have a lecture that's about an hour long, and then host a Q+A session.

I rap about Ayurveda for health and disease:

  • How disease and healing work from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • What healing actually is, and the importance of being in sync with nature
  • How self-healers, family healers, and pro-healers can incorporate Ayurveda to more quickly get to the root of what’s troubling them
  • Why you need to know what enstasy is

 

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn what to do if your body or mind is experiencing “technical difficulties”
  • Find out how to embark on your own self-healer path
  • Learn the primary causes of disease and disintegration on a cellular level
  • Gain a better understanding of the true costs associated with misunderstanding disease

 

Links:

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 6:00 — We are our own test subjects when it comes to learning what works best for us, health-wise and in thrive. Finding out what works for our bodies is a process. We need to learn to run better experiments so that tomorrow is better than today, and so that we can not only help ourselves, but also help families and clients.
  • 11:30 — There are costs of not understanding disease. These aren’t just costs involved with the country’s healthcare system or the supplement industry — costs that feed off a lack of deep, foundational knowledge. They are costs of not understanding how your body works, and not understanding Ayurveda.
  • 17:15 — Many people’s entire lifestyles just aren’t working for them today. Our culture isn’t in sync with nature’s rhythms. And we’re covering this up with a range of “band-aids” in the form of pharmaceuticals and surgeries. We need to learn about the natural energies behind who we are.
  • 21:50 — When thinking of disease and health, we must always remember Cause and Effect. We must remember that we frequently can’t see the causes, but we can see the effects — the disease. Understanding cause and effect is essential in finding clarity about changing our own causes to change our effects.
  • 33:30 — We are wired for bliss and deeply satisfying intimacy in our relationships. That’s one of the roots of health. We have a responsibility to get to the root of dis-ease in relationships to break cyclical drama patterns.
  • 45:30 — Eventually, a physical disease becomes metaphysical. We start to point our awareness inward, and we discover the roots of disease. And, while looking within ourselves, we start to discover our different bodies — there are so many more than just our physical bodies.
  • 1:03:00 — The Q+A session with webinar listeners begins.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I have a penchant for making the practical wisdom of ancient medicine a little bit more accessible for modern humans, just so we can have great lives, and raise our kids, and be a little bit more interconnected, a little bit more enlightened, and a lot more healthy than we might otherwise be." - Cate Stillman
  • “Everything around us is the beauty of the universe that created us.” –Cate Stillman
  • “You want to get to the root of what’s going on with you. You want to understand cause and effect with yourself.” –Cate Stillman
  • “There’s a cost to not understanding the basic wisdom of Ayurveda. How much do you spend vs. invest in your body wisdom?” –Cate Stillman
  • “We are nature. We are our ecosystems.” –Cate Stillman
  • “The roots of disease are the same, and the roots of healing are the same.” –Cate Stillman

Ask Cate: Existential Opportunities with Carrie Seitz
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 33:07
Ask Cate: Existential Opportunities with Carrie Seitz

On today’s show, I talk with a long-term course member and friend, Carrie Seitz. She messaged me and said she was going to be in the Tetons and asked if I wanted to go for a mountain bike ride. Of course I said yes, because she’s so much fun to hang out with. So the day arrived, and we were biking Mill Creek, which is a super steep, 2.5-hour trail.

As we got about a quarter of the way in, Carrie — who just signed up for Yoga Health Coaching — started asking me all sorts of questions. She wants to start working for herself, but she isn’t sure if it’s the right fit for her because she doesn’t really do or teach Yoga. Over the course of our bike ride, we fleshed out some deeper details and ended up having a coaching session after we got back. Today’s episode is a result of that big discussion.

You’ll find this episode super helpful if, while you’re listening, you’re trying to figure out your deeper dharma. Figure out how to tap into it and where you’re going in the next chapter of your life. I’ll guide you through a five-word exercise, and you’ll hear me coach Carrie through it to get a better idea of what it entails.

 

I rap with Carrie Seitz about Existential Opportunities:

  • Why a crisis isn’t too different from an opportunity, depending on how you look at it
  • What bhavanas are and how they tie into the client experience
  • Why how you show up in life matters
  • How the four aims of Yoga help you get your needs met

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn how to shift from crisis mode into opportunity mode
  • Find out the basics of designing a brand based on your personality
  • Learn how to create experiences for clients based on your five guiding adjectives

 

Links:

 

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 5:15 — Carrie wants to help people thrive in their bodies, but she isn’t currently working in the wellness sphere. She has a vision about what she wants to start doing, but she wasn’t clear on how YHC could help her until she actually saw the program materials and understood what was involved in the steps.
  • 6:15 — In Chinese, the written word for “crisis” is the same as the written word for “opportunity.” They can be one in the same, but it’s all in how we frame the situation at hand. When the universe is giving us a shake-up, it helps to start seeing it as an opportunity. Anything is always possible!
  • 9:40 — When we start companies or start providing services, we start “branding” them based on our personalities — to an extent. When we’re at the helms of companies, we’re the faces of them. The experiences we consistently provide by being our best, unique selves are what draw people in. This ties into the feeling experience of bhavanas.
  • 13:15 — In Yoga Health Coaching, there’s an exercise that involves choosing the five words that describe everything in your brand, from the experience to the communication. Carrie tries out the process. You can try this out by listing ≈20 adjectives and circling the five that you most identify with. These five words can drive your business decisions.
  • 24:00 — What if everything you want is something the universe wants of you? Ask evolution itself what it wants to do with you and to lead you through desire.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When we’re in an easygoing plane in life and things are working together, we keep doing the same things instead of seeing ‘Oh my gosh! I can do anything!... I can develop different habits!’” –Cate Stillman
  • “The crisis actually brought me into searching out something that could help me get through it.” –Carrie Seitz
  • “Halfway through the course, I realized, ‘This actually isn’t a crisis. It’s an opportunity for something else, something greater.’” –Carrie Seitz
  • “If we’re not grounded in our body habits, those opportunities aren’t available… There’s not enough energetic integrity.” –Cate Stillman
  • “Our nervous system needs to get away from it all so we can listen to what our mind, body, and spirit are telling us.” –Carrie Seitz
  • “Go through an experiential process and be so much more able to guide people through going beyond their own comfort zones.” –Cate Stillman

 

Peira Moinester - Brooklyn Music Factory + Creating Musicians for Life
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Peira Moinester - Brooklyn Music Factory + Creating Musicians for Life

On today's podcast, we have Peira Moinester of Brooklyn Music Factory. I've tried to get her on the show for about eight months, or as long as I've known her. She helps kids learn music, helps families get into music, and runs all sorts of lessons and camps. She is based in Brooklyn, and is going online soon. Tune in to learn all about how she breaks the traditional paradigms of teaching music and embraces an innovative teaching environment to make students of every age and walk of life a musician for life.

I rap with Peira Moinester of Brooklyn Music Factory about creating musicians for life:

  • Music as a part of human connection, collaboration, and expression
  • The connective power of family and community jam sessions
  • Learning music through songwriting

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • What games to use to facilitate musical learning and collaboration
  • Why Ayurveda describes vibrational sound as the place where the divine meets the physical world
  • When to free yourself of judgment and just experiment with music

 

 

Links:

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Show Highlights:

  • 0:45 - Our traditional paradigm of teaching music to children is not actually fun! By making music fun, we can make students want to practice more often, thus improving their musical talent and becoming a musician for life.
  • 7:00 - The best thing for kids learning an instrument is to have the whole family involved! A family coming together through music builds a bond unlike any other experience.
  • 11:00 - There is something about music that can lift a mood and inexplicably shift energies. In vedic wisdom, vibrational sound is actually where the divine comes to meet the physical world. By simply getting in touch with music, we can combat a multitude nervous system imbalances.
  • 15:30 - Most children are kinesthetic learners, and should thus be taught by connecting motor skills with visual and audible stimuli. In our society, words are too often used to try to affect change: there are many other ways to teach that are often more effective and enduring.
  • 20:10 - Learning through songwriting: instead of being confined to teaching with a specific song, teaching through songwriting allows you to teach musical fluency and increases student motivation and investment.
  • 25:50 - For anyone looking to incorporate more music into life, leave the judgment at the door. Let yourself go, and embrace your creativity.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Music is the thing I remember from growing up… it's the thing that impacted me the most." - Peira Moinester
  • "This is a natural part of human connection, communication, expression, and play." - Cate Stillman
  • "Anybody should be given the opportunity to make music." - Peira Moinester
  • "The divine comes first through sound." - Cate Stillman
  • "We are an instrument; we have a natural desire to express and create." - Cate Stillman
  • "One of the most humbling things is to hear six-year-olds write a killer song." - Peira Moinester

BIO:

Born in Brooklyn and raised in a family of educators, Peira Moinester has been making music and working with kids for over 20 years. Peira also spent many of those years playing in In Flight Radio, an NYC-based rock band. In 2009, she founded Brooklyn Kids Rock, a band program for kids that quickly blossomed into one of the leading band programs in the area. Then in 2011, she had the pleasure of joining forces with fellow musician and music educator Nate Shaw. Together they founded the Brooklyn Music Factory, which now serves over 350 families with it’s unique, game-based approach to learning. “I am excited to have found something that combines the things I love the most – kids, music, and the amazing community that is Brooklyn,” says Peira. “This is the program I would have loved to have had around as a child, and I am thrilled to be a part of creating this opportunity for the next generation.” Peira happily resides in Brooklyn with her husband and her two young children.

Body Thrive Book Finally on Audible Read by She Podcasts Star… Elsie Escobar!
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Body Thrive Book Finally on Audible Read by She Podcasts Star… Elsie Escobar!

Today's show is a bit about my dharma and Elsie Escobar's dharma. Elsie is a good friend and the co-host of She Podcasts, and we've also been podcasting together for years. We first met as Anusara Yoga teachers at trainings, where I noticed she was super cool and super fun — so I wanted to be friends with her!

Our paths kept crossing, and she's always had one of the most popular Yoga podcasts around. So, when it came time for me to make a decision about recording Body Thrive as a book on tape (or on Audible, in this case), I realized that I just didn't have the amount of time it required. When I found out that Elsie wanted to record it, I knew that was absolutely the right option. 

Enjoy a sneak peek of the Body Thrive audiobook and join us for a chat about everything from identity evolution to diversity in podcasting.

 

I rap with Elsie Escobar of She Podcasts:

  • Why it's important to develop and use your voice to get clear on who you are and feel empowered to deliver messages
  • The first steps of redefining our identities
  • How our culture's loss of the water element is affecting our ability to reflect inwardly and outwardly

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn the differences between talking to think and thinking to talk
  • Understand the importance of having someone who's a truth-teller "hammer" in your life
  • See how you can use incremental, kaizen steps to help shift identity evolution

 

Links:  

 

Related Podcasts: 

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:00 — Enjoy a clip of Elsie reading Body Thrive!
  • 22:00 — Visuals can be great for delivering a message, but they're not always the best way to get information across. They're often distracting. Hearing things and giving life to our ideas with our voices can help us connect with each other and with information on even deeper levels.
  • 30:20 — Identity evolution is always possible, even when we haven't chosen our own identities and they've been given to us by our communities or the world around us. We have to be willing to let these identities go to grow.
  • 37:05 — So many people start off making changes when they're coming from a place of depletion, not a place of excess. The idea of being able to do something great feels out of reach, but incremental steps are so much more digestible and easy to implement when we know we need to make big shifts.
  • 41:30 — Sometimes, we don't realize we're taking actions that set our bodies up for cellular confusion. We can start to recognize it when we notice we're craving things that hurt, not things that heal. 
  • 48:30 — Most sugar (and other) cravings are cured when we start meal spacing. Instead of worrying about what to eat, we should try eating at the same time every day. Our taste buds will slowly attune to what our bodies really need once our digestion gets more efficient through meal spacing.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Beauty, at times, is not necessarily always a positive thing." –Elsie Escobar
  • "We've gotten to a place where we need to evolve the identity that the world has given us." –Elsie Escobar
  • "Willingness comes from when you've had it up to herewith yourself." –Cate Stillman
  • "You have to have that source…that truth-teller in your life." –Elsie Escobar
  • "If you need something, you have to ask." –Elsie Escobar
  • "The what is so much less important than the when." –Cate Stillman
  • "How do I create the habit of listening? How do I have this become a part of my life?" –Elsie Escobar

 

 BIO:

Highlighting the impact of podcasts in society and culture rocks my world. Taking the conversationbeyond podcast monetization and metrics to bring awareness to the future and growth of podcasting through the lens of cyber behavior, cognitive psychology, the impact of socioeconomic status, and diversity.

My desire is to drive dialogue in the podcasting industry with a focus on podcasts’ impact on society, diversity, and culture as well as their power to drive social change, personal development, and bring voice to support underrepresented communities and initiatives.

Focus on Fit, Not Thin Webinar
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Focus on Fit, Not Thin Webinar

It's been a while since I've done a live webinar, but they're so much fun! To me, they're a casual way for us to connect around things that I've been thinking about and practicing. This webinar that focuses on being fit not thin has an underlying philosophy — we're swimming in this pool of how we're supposed to look. In many ways, this information is more predominant than how we're supposed to feel. As a not-so-secret result, many of us have been trained to ignore and override what and how our bodies are feeling. Today, I want to rekindle your connection to how your body wants to feel and help you start taking direct action based on your own internal signals. We can all notice in our own heads and self-talk that there are often some really subtle ways that we're overriding even the most basic signals our bodies are sending us. It's time to get much more connected to how we want to feel and get more comfortable in our own skin. 

 

I rap with webinar listeners about becoming fit, not thin:

  • Our bodies' desire to orient toward movement as a species
  • The satiation cycle of nourishment and the ways our bodies want to experience deeper satiation
  • Radical self-love, cellular love and how to tap into them
  • Why we need to make ourselves more "wild" again and play like kids at recess

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How to bring more movement into your life and encourage your body to take over
  • How to determine what "fit" means for your body and what role your Ayurvedic constitution plays
  • How your habits and identity need to evolve for you to become a fitter person
  • How to stop associating workouts with work

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts: 

 

Show Highlights:

  • 6:45 — There are two key behaviors related to a fitter you. One primarily involves movement, and the other is all about helping your body feel satiated and satisfied. Being fit is about physical experience and radiant longevity, not appearance.
  • 11:00 — Our state of mind and emotional state of being directly impact everything that we do. If we aren't in a fit experience in our own bodies, we run into trouble in meeting our own needs and those of the people to whom we're most closely connected.
  • 16:30 — One of the first steps in getting fitter is really getting in touch with your body and throwing off our culturally imposed limitations. What do you want for your body? How do you really want to feel? Give yourself permission to dream bigger and ignore the limitations. What would it do for you long-term to become that person?
  • 22:45 — Instead of thinking about doing one main workout each day, we need to start thinking in terms of what movement we can do every couple of hours. How many monkeying-around recesses are you freely enjoying each day? Schedule them on your calendar if you're not taking four or five a day. Create a menu of movements you can do, and choose a few activities from it to start rewilding.
  • 36:45 — Intermittent exercise makes a lot of sense, but intermittent fasting can seem difficult to adapt to. Open yourself up to experimentation when it comes to your diet! It's time to start honoring your metabolism. Giving it a break with intermittent fasting can help you reach and satiate your true, deep, cellular hunger.
  • 52:50 — Are there people in your life who already embody the habits you're starting to adopt? Get into their realms and get motivated. When we don't know people who have these habits, we need to get into a community or group that does. Our habits are communal. What small behaviors do you need to change to become the person you want to be, and who can help you get there?
  • 1:12:30 — This section of the show is a Q+A with webinar listeners to discuss a range of topics related to becoming a smarter, fitter, better version of yourself.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "There are no surprises, but if you're not doing these things, you're making your life more stressful." –Cate Stillman 
  • "You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first." –Cate Stillman 
  • "If we're not acting like smart monkeys…we're not going to be as fit." –Cate Stillman 
  • "What do you want on the body level? Breathe that in." –Cate Stillman 
  • "Do you feel like a wild-animal version of yourself, or do you feel like you've been hyper-domesticated?" –Cate Stillman 
  • "Getting stressed out has a lot to do with not moving your body enough." –Cate Stillman 
  • "Your thinking becomes much clearer when your physiology is energized." –Cate Stillman 
  • "We are wired for bliss." –Cate Stillman
  • "Our past habits have a momentum. That momentum is like a tidal wave." –Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into Yoga. Built on the value of personal and planetary thrive and a deep connection to one’s ecosystem, community, and body, Yogahealer grew into a team of people, two podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, and a professional community and certification program, Yoga Health Coaching. Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig Yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectories using the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.

Grow Your Career by Leading a Facebook Group with Katie Krimitsos
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Grow Your Career by Leading a Facebook Group with Katie Krimitsos

Katie Krimitsos is a blast. Biz women rock! Together we can rock the world is Katie's brand. She has a podcast where she plays rock and roll music and coaches women in rocking their business.

I met Katie at Podcast Movement a few years ago, and I got to know her work. A big part of her work is helping women use social platforms, and Facebook groups in particular, to help fuel the growth of their membership, their business, or their client base.

You might wonder if what you want to do -- whether it's social change in your community, your work in the world, etc. -- requires a Facebook group. Do you need something that is a way for people to connect, and if you do, how much of a time commitment is it to have one that actually does what you want it to do? This is exactly what today's conversation is all about. Enjoy!

 

I rap with Katie Krimitsos about using Facebook to reach business goals:

  • Attract people to become clients or course members through Facebook Groups
  • Tips for a successful Facebook Group
  • Use Challenges to attract potential clients

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How to maximize your effort and minimize your time by creating Brand Ambassador positions
  • How to set up your group culture in a forum
  • How to differentiate your paid forums from your unpaid ones

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:30 - Use Challenges to attract potential clients to your community and get them hooked! This works because:
    • It engages your core community
    • It gives them something of value
    • It deepens your "Know, Love, and Trust" Factor
    • It can weave in ways for participants to share about you, your brand, and your message
  • 13:30 - Create different groups when you find that a specific topic is only relevant to certain individuals who would benefit from diving deeper into that topic. BONUS: When you create a separate group, you will attract people interested in that topic who weren't in your general community before, introducing them to you and your brand!
  • 15:35 - Tips for a Successful Facebook Group:
  1. Show up! Don't just create a group and then have an administrator run it.
  2. Maximize your effort and visibility in the group, and minimize your time by creating Brand Ambassadors: they will be in charge of starting conversations, commenting on posts and threads, letting you know if there is spam in the group, and reporting to you about important posts and conversations.
  • 24:00 - Set up your group culture: do something to make sure a new person in your group knows how to act in it as soon as they join.
  • 25:15 - You can either automate posts or post fresh content daily: showing up live can be beneficial, but so can automatically posting previously disseminated, high-quality content that you know was successful in the past.
  • 33:45 - Differentiate your paid from your unpaid groups:
    • Host video meetings to collaborate with the whole community
    • Post video responses directly addressing individuals
    • Give shout-outs to people for being active in the group, or reach out one-on-one to thank people for being a valuable member
    • Create special challenges for your paid groups
    • Provide insight to the behind-the-scenes of your business or personal life

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "You can intelligently filter in ways to bring it back to your brand in an authentic way." - Katie Krimitsos
  • "They're really fun, they're a great way to engage people, and they can be in line with whatever it is you do!" - Katie Krimitsos
  • "They go sing it on the mountain... because you're helping them create results." - Katie Krimitsos
  • "There's no doing it wrong, there's just a lot of different ways of figuring out how it's going to work." - Cate Stillman
  • "It is hugely advantageous to be a powerful, valuable member of a group." - Katie Krimitsos

 

BIO:Katie Krimitsos is the Founder of Biz Women Rock, a community and education provider for business women around the globe who want to grow their companies. She is a business coach and growth strategist and provides virtual and live education to help purpose-driven and action-taking women get the tools they need to fulfill their business dreams! Her podcast Biz Women Rock provides personal business interviews, pertinent topics and actionable information that help her community thrive in their businesses. She is a lover of travel, animals (she has a pet parrot, Sammy!), the water and is amazingly in love with her very first child, Sedona and her husband, Chris.

 

Yoga, Your Healthspan + Empowered Elders with Dr. Baxter Bell
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Yoga, Your Healthspan + Empowered Elders with Dr. Baxter Bell

Where is western medicine part of the problem with stress and preventable disease

Can anyone actually promise practices that will increase longevity or how long you live? And if not, should we just do whatever we want and not worry about doing yoga or our taking care of our health?

Are there any paradoxes that you have discovered in working on the ideas of Yoga for Healthy Aging? (e.g. that restorative practices can actually assist in weight loss!)

Should yoga students just wait until they start to feel "old" or develop an age-related chronic illness such as high blood pressure before they start to learn these specific techniques?

 

And what do we do with the reality that we will all age, we will all suffer some period of ill health and eventually die? Does yoga offer us any ways to address this with an even mind and spirit?

 

I rap with Baxter Bell about healthy aging:

  • The six key factors for healthy aging
  • The difference between what our society tells us about aging and the lived experience of people practicing Yoga and Ayurveda
  • The increasing amount of older people practicing and becoming empowered by yoga

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:   

  • Why you should focus on healthspan instead of lifespan
  • How to use yoga for healthy aging
  • Why collaboration is much more impactful than competition

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 4:30 - In the medical profession, the main social assumption is that we don't need to pause and reflect. This causes unaddressed stress for the people who are supposed to be taking care of the rest of us!
  • 8:40 - While much of the mainstream media focuses on the next technology or drug, Yoga is permeating into the culture more and more, with more people than ever practicing yoga or interested in trying it in the near future, and with more people from western medicine and science advocating for it as well.
  • 18:15 - In our modern society, the cultural norm is that as you age, you start to deteriorate. But that is simply not the experience for many people, which speaks to the importance of increasing healthspan, not lifespan: instead of trying to live as long as we can, let's try to live as healthfully as we can for the years we have available.
  • 21:50 - Some of the key themes for healthy aging include building strength, flexibility, balance, and agility, developing cardiovascular health and brain health, maintaining independence, and practicing equanimity.
  • 28:00 - Growing and expanding and creating with other people improves reach and impact much more than retreating into a competitive mindset.
  • 33:50 - In many societies outside the western culture, there is much more respect for older people, which is reflected in the way older people live healthfully and easefully until late in life.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "It was one of the few times that my mind slowed down, stopped, reflected, and felt, as opposed to being on that treadmill of what's next." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "Especially for males in a modern context, there's really no social acceptance of reflection." - Cate Stillman
  • "Increasing healthspan, not lifespan… I want to be as healthy as I can for the years I have available." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "That's not what we're being told by mainstream media. We're being told to expect problems, to get help, to be on medications, to expect that we’ll need help with everyday activities." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "Know what you want out of it and aim for that. Then this whole other world is going to open, and you'll want different things in a few months or in a few years." - Cate Stillman
  • "When people start to practice new ways of moving, and breathing, and relating to themselves, their integrity increases." - Cate Stillman
  • "Maybe we're just okay, but we want to be healthier than we are right now." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "How much is our expiration date a mindset?" - Cate Stillman

BIO:

Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, eRYT500

Cofounder of the Yoga for Healthy Aging blog and co-author with Nina Zolotow of the upcoming book "Yoga for Healthy Aging", Baxter is a medical doctor and medical acupuncturist, as well as a certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Baxter practiced as a family physician from 1989 to 2000. Then, in 2001, he completed the 18-month, 680-hour Advanced Studies Program at Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, with Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, Mary Paffard, and Patricia Sullivan. In 2000, he completed his 300-hour medical acupuncture training. In 2017, he was certified as a yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Based in Oakland, California, Baxter was director of the Deep Yoga Teacher Training at Piedmont Yoga Studio for seven years and is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member on teacher training programs and therapeutic yoga trainings around the country. He teaches locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering regular yoga classes to the general public as well as specialty classes for those with back pain and adults with disabilities, and teaches workshops and retreats worldwide with an emphasis on yoga for healthy aging and how yoga can be used therapeutically to improve health and well-being. He also combines his experience as a family physician with his training in medical acupuncture in his complementary medical practice in Oakland, where he focuses on acupuncture and therapeutic yoga. He is featured in the Yoga Journal: Yoga for Stress DVD as well as on the Practice Channel at YogaUOnline.com. To find out more about Baxter or to contact him, visit www.baxterbell.com, and to view his instructional videos (including for many of the poses in his upcoming book) visit his YouTube channel “Baxter Bell Yoga.”

The Subtle Physiology of the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
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The Subtle Physiology of the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s grandfather was the village doctor, known throughout the land. Two generations later Kulreet is a modern neurologist and an ancient wisdom guru. She was raised in the USA on the Ayurvedic lifestyle. She became both a modern neurologist and an ancient wisdom guru. She authored The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss.

Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for ten years, and remains a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is also a neuroscientist. She has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. She currently does patient consultations at The Chopra Center in San Diego, California.

 

In today’s episode we unpack her experiential path of dharma.

  • Cutting your teeth on the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

 

I rap with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s  about her Path of Dharma

  • The Subtle Physiology Behind the Pain of personal evolution
  • How to know if you're on the right track with Dharma
  • The Heart’s role in Dharma

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • The concrete nature of beliefs
  • Surrender is the gateway drug of dharma
  • Risk-taking, breaking boundaries and entering the next plane of existence
  • Evolutionary Habit Automation as a launching pad for Dharma
  • The dharmic threads in your ancestry and relationships with your grandparents, parents and siblings

 

Links:

 

Watch the video of this episode:

https://vimeo.com/228109871/

 

Related Podcast:

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:15 - You will make a much bigger impact on the world by listening to and working from the heart, rather than the mind.
  • 10:00 - There is an intertwinement of the physical, the mental, and the emotional body. When ama blocks that intertwinement, it can cause a disconnect between your spiritual practice, your thoughts, your words, and your actions.
  • 18:30 - Most of the time, people will not want you to change who you are as you experience identity evolution.Try not to be affected by their beliefs, as that might be what is holding you back. In fact, your shift in identity will most likely help them dissolve ama and go through their own evolution!
  • 23:15 - Automate your body habits so you can reach a higher plane of consciousness! By firmly grounding your habits, you can delve so much deeper into your dharmic path.
  • 29:00 - Where have you received messages through ancestral lineage? What valuable aspects of your ancestors were passed down to you? These are usually linked to your dharma!

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "The heart has a capacity to reach people beyond anything you could imagine." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "If you're willing to ride that thread of dharma, it will embroider within your heart the themes of all of humanity. It's a way of being stitched into the universal soul." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "If you have a connection with your dharma, it becomes an anchor." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "Interconnectivity shows you're on the right track." - Cate Stillman
  • "Who does dharma want me to become next?" - Cate Stillman
  • "The greatest, most selfless thing you can do is to choose to connect with yourself." - Dr. Kulreet
  • "There is something about your dharma hidden in your ancestral lineage, and that's why you chose that family." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

 

BIO:

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s combined expertise in both modern neurology and the ancient science of health known as Ayurveda has uniquely positioned her as an expert able to pull from the broadest possible base to treat her clients. She is passionate about raising awareness for the need of a paradigm shift in contemporary medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health-based (rather than disease-based) medical system. Dr. Chaudhary is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show, where her teachings about Ayurvedic medicine have been applauded by a national audience. She is also the author of The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss.

Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for ten years, and remains a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is also a neuroscientist. She has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. She currently does patient consultations at The Chopra Center in San Diego, California.

Feminine Leadership + Warrior Goddesses with Heatherash Amara
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 43:48
Feminine Leadership + Warrior Goddesses with Heatherash Amara

On today's show is HeatherAsh Amara, the author of the the best-seller Warrior Goddess Training, the The Warrior Goddess Way, and The Toltec Path of Transformation: Embracing the Four Elements of Change. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. In our conversation today, we dive heavily into feminine leadership, into women and trauma and history, into judgment, judgment of others, and self-judgment, and into what's starting to happen in the realm of collective leadership. Stay tuned for HeatherAsh Amara!

 

I rap with HeatherAsh Amara about the history of women:

  • The disconnect between the freedoms women legally have in our society and the way we feel and are treated because of our history
  • Why we, as women, think other people's desires are more important than ours
  • Why we compare ourselves to other women

What you’ll get out of tuning in:  

  • Why we sometimes get caught in spiritual judgment, and how to step out of it
  • How to truly befriend your body, mind, and spirit
  • When to shed fears of exposure and step into leadership

 

Links:

 

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 2:55 - In order to slow down and tap into your desires, you must have a practice that gives you tools to start coming back into yourself, and shift away from trying to be something else.
  • 10:00 - From an early age, we are taught to compare ourselves to other women, and to be judgmental of them. By recognizing when we are doing this, and redirecting our thoughts with compassion for ourselves and for the other woman, we can take steps to heal ourselves and our future generations of this pattern.
  • 14:00 - There are three things you can do to get in touch with the Self and live a more easeful, happy life:
  1. Desire: Do more of the things you love!
  2. Cleanse: With compassion, ask yourself what you are believing that isn't true. Then clean up the old behavior, change it, and start living in a new, more conscious way.
  3. Silence: Consciously bring more stillness into your life.
  • 16:55 - Don't apologize unless you're actually sorry! Too many of us say 'sorry' more than we should, and this word undermines our confidence and self-worth.
  • 23:20 - HeatherAsh shares two main psychological reasons women don't want to step into leadership roles:
  1. The dominant paradigm of leadership is that the leader has power over someone else and oppresses the other person. But leadership doesn't have to be that way, and in fact, the most effective leaders are co-collaborators!
  2. Stepping into leadership makes a person, and especially a woman, much more vulnerable. Our ancestral patterns tell us it isn't safe to be so exposed.

But women are absolutely needed in leadership roles, and we should step into them past the fear of being exposed, in a collaborative and co-creative way.

  • 35:00 -Instead of separating ourselves from other people and other groups, we should respect our diversity and celebrate our interconnectedness.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Desire is super intelligent! You want to pay attention to that stuff!" - Cate Stillman
  • "The world is so busy, there's so much going on, that if you're not paying attention, you can look up and ten years has passed." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "Who am I now, and who do I want to be next?" - Cate Stillman
  • "While we have tremendous external freedoms, we don't have the same internal freedom." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "We all need more stillness in our lives." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "More of us need to be willing to step into leadership. We're needed! Our voice, our experience, our perspective, is so, so needed." - HeatherAsh
  • "We don't serve anyone around us when we stay small and safe." - HeatherAsh Amara

 

BIO:

HeatherAsh Amara is the author of the bestselling Warrior Goddess Training, The Warrior Goddess Way, and The Toltec Path of Transformation. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family. Raised in Southeast Asia, HeatherAsh has traveled the world from childhood and is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of human expression and experience. She brings this open-hearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony.

How to Become Part of A Team: From Disorganized Chaos to Collaboration with Amanda Hemmingsen
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How to Become Part of A Team: From Disorganized Chaos to Collaboration with Amanda Hemmingsen

I met Amanda Hemmingsen at the Yogahealer Mexico Retreat in Feb. 2017. I knew Amanda as a member of Living Ayurveda Course. She’d impressed me with her unique digestion and expression of Ayurveda. She was perhaps one of the high ether element types I’d even met, who also had the gift of being able to put the formless into words.

Seeing her natural tendency to isolate (as is common for high ether Vata’s), I felt a strong desire to get to know Amanda and draw her deeper into the community.

When Amanda posted the following on Facebook - about her new job and the friction and chaos involved in becoming part of a team - I wanted her on the Dharma & Dollars Show.

“After 20 months of navigating the turbulent waters of organizational chaos, I think I can finally say that my job has been fully integrated into the team.

I have learned so much about personal and organizational chaos and about developing a kind of creativity that knows when to pick herself up from defeat, when to set a battle aside, and when to immerse in the celebration of small victories.

To everyone out there who has uncomfortable, life-affecting friction with their job...there is hope and possibility to influence things to the better, if you take the long view and find a support network that doesn't tolerate empty venting.” Amanda Hemmingsen

 

  • Understanding how to be a leader up echelon and laterally
  • Understanding that every situation we are placed in is an opportunity to shed light on the inner reality
  • Understanding the energetics of a bureaucracy and how to navigate culture and personalities to get something accomplished
  • Thinking as an empath: understanding the difference internally between one's individual identity and one's group identity.
  • What is anger before its anger? Fire. Learning to rechannel the fire rather than alternating between smothering it and watching it burn out of control.
  • "In order to make correct decisions in your life, you must gain objective self-knowledge. This is not accomplished by exploring one's own dreams, attitudes, and opinions. These are useless in self-examination. Instead, contemplate your effect on the world around you. There you will find yourself."

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Letting go of the millennial need for quick fixes.
  • Learning to speak one's truth and refining the process of effective communication in professional settings with people who don't think like me
  • Developing a judicious understanding of how to tap into one's social support structure. The energetics of complaining.
  • How the more we reject something, the more we end up clinging to it. (i.e., I used to reject being 'smart' and therefore needed lots of compliments to prop me up)

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:40 - For the most part, modern jobs no longer consist of laborers performing their own separate tasks: most jobs today require a certain degree of teamwork. Therefore, in order to live your bigger dharma, it is important to learn how to collaborate in a team setting.
  • 7:00 - For many companies, and especially growing ones, new positions are added frequently, and won't have an exact onboarding process. So, it's imperative for the new person to be able to listen to the group and adapt to it while also contributing fresh perspective.
  • 10:55 - By actively listening to and learning from the dynamics of an already established team, you can figure out how to communicate with each person in order to create leverage for whichever task you need to accomplish.
  • 13:35 - Learning to let go of your personal attachment to results allows you and your company to become more efficient: by delegating tasks instead of doing everything yourself, you can get more done with less stress.
  • 18:00 - In many business settings, the personal and the professional are strictly separate. But bridging the gap of the personal and the professional can actually bring much more clarity to the capacities of a company based on its team members.
  • 25:00 - When you get a new job, or adopt another role in your current one, you go through a shift in identity, which is inherently disorienting. But by aligning with the habits of yogis, even while being in this inner chaos, you can still be relaxed, accessible, and connective at the same time.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "That needs done, but it's not efficient for me to be the one to do it. So how can I help find the person who needs to do it?" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "We can start to see the threads of our own dharma, and the more we can articulate that..., the more that becomes an asset to the organization. If everyone's doing that, we're really not in chaos at all any more: we're in higher systems collaboration." - Cate Stillman
  • "In the professional world, you have your separate parts of what you can and cannot talk about, even though some of that other stuff matters." - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "What are ways that I can bring a little bit more of the whole person in?" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "For me, I need the stillness. When I have the stillness, whatever the next piece is will come out." - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "Chaos is opportunity!" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "How do you create a much more resilient nervous system? You can be in chaos and still be relaxed, and accessible, and available, and open-hearted, and connective at the same time." - Cate Stillman

BIO:

Having dived deep into her own core being, Amanda has learned to build channels for her emotion energies to flow through her being and express in the world. An empath working for government bureaucracy, success has come from being the change.

Q&A with Cate Stillman
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Q&A with Cate Stillman

 

Today’s episode is an Ask Cate Show! Many of you have gone to Yoghealer.com/ask and left me a message. You let me know what YOU want to know. In this episode I play your questions and answer them. We have all sorts of topics to check out, from questions about India to queries about amenorrhea. You’ll learn about what it means to have emotional amas since birth, too.

I’m going to spin a yarn, and I know you’ll get something good out of it because we’re talking about all sorts of things! Just a quick disclaimer here: I’m not giving medical advice. I’m just sharing with you what I know and my point of view. So take care of yourself and learn some new insights about the Ayurvedic perspective!

 

I rap about the answers to your recent burning questions:

  • What it was like studying Ayurveda in India, and what goes down at a rough-n-ready silent meditation retreat, India-style
  • What malas are in Ayurveda, how they relate to amenorrhea, and why they aren’t “bad” waste products
  • Why you need to heed the call of your natural cycles to gain depth of wisdom and power

What you'll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn why Yoga in the United States is a much more athletic experience than the spiritual, transcendent Yoga of India is
  • Understand why amenorrhea happens — from an Ayurvedic perspective — and how a vata-pacifying routine can restore the energy needed for this process
  • See what the subtle energetic patterns are behind allergies and how excess elements can impact your body

Show Highlights:

  • 3:08 - Cate reveals what happened on her 2004 trip for studying Ayurveda in India. She went to study the Yoga of ancient chants and ended up totally rewiring her pranic body before having a strange panchakarma learning experience and enjoying some super no-frills meditation.
  • 14:00 - Malas in Ayurveda are functional waste products/tissues that our systems create. They also play a big role in our bodies’ immune responses and cleansing processes. When women have amenorrhea, they lose out on the cleansing cycle that comes with menstruation. It’s a sign of energetic depletion, but deep-level ojas rebuilding is still possible.
  • 22:37 - Allergies aren’t a one-size-fits-all thing. In Ayurveda, they can be symptoms of excess elemental energies — water, air, fire. We need to understand how these reactions impact our larger systems and how they relate to our overall health. At the end of the day, with chronic conditions, waste and energy are cycling through us and trying to get out in ways they normally wouldn’t.
Favorite Quotes:
  • “This whole life is about choosing your own adventure!” –Cate Stillman
  • “Westerners are so good at asking the big ‘why?’ question.” –Cate Stillman
  • “Fly by the seat of your pants and just go on an adventure.” –Cate Stillman
  • “The natural cycle is always the most powerful.” –Cate Stillman

Links:

Related Podcasts:

BIO:

Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching.

Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

Cate have had a blast innovating on the edge of a 5000 year old deep wellness wisdom tradition. Tapping modern culture into ancient traditions is what Yogahealer has always been about and continues to become next!

 

Joe Vitale on Collaborating with the Great Something
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Joe Vitale on Collaborating with the Great Something

On today's show, we have Dr. Joe Vitale, globally famous author, speaker, musician, marketing expert, and movie, TV, and radio personality. His best-selling books include The Attractor Factor, The Key, Faith, Attract Money Now, and Zero Limits.

This show is so fun -- it was a blast talking to Joe. He talks about being the Michelangelo of your own life, and how you want to start sculpting your David right now.

He's also really into music right now, so we talk about the morphing of identity evolution and what we're both experiencing with that, as well as how quickly idea-to-manifestation occurs. So stay tuned to wake up!

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 2:55 - Intention is a great way to set goals and fulfill desires, but because our minds can only declare what they want based on our past experiences and knowledge, it has built-in limitations. By receiving and acting on inspiration instead, we can be open to things we never could have envisioned in our own heads.
  • 7:35 - Embrace and act upon inspiration, with the full knowledge that who you will become is not who you are now. This concept of Identity Evolution will lead you to become an improved, more expanded version of yourself.
  • 12:50 - There are four stages of awakening:
  1. Victimhood: the belief that we have no control, and that things just happen to us and against us
  2. Empowerment: the feeling after receiving an empowering message through a book, movie, podcast, etc. that tells us we can control our own destiny
  3. Surrender: the realization that we can't control everything, and that we need to get into partnership with 'The Great Something' to co-create rather than trying to create and control everything ourselves
  4. Awakening: the recognition that we not only co-create with 'The Great Something,' but that we are 'The Great Something'
  • 17:50 - In order to make something happen, you have to trust your inspiration, say yes to it, and then trust the baby steps you need to take to create it. Remember that you don't have to make it all happen at once: all you have to do is the baby step that is required today.
  • 23:15 - The people around you are either going to help you or hinder you. You don't have to change the people who negatively effect you. Rather, as you change yourself, people who hinder your growth drop away, and new people with whom you can co-collaborate come naturally into your life.
  • 33:20 - Purely resonant words register in the neuroplasticity of the brain: it is even important to listen to music that has a positive, life-giving message, rather than a negative or invalidating one.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I'm a big believer in receiving inspiration, honoring inspiration, and being rewarded by inspiration." - Joe Vitale
  • "I think we're all being sent these kind of messages, but we're blocked off, we're too busy… there are just so many distractions." - Joe Vitale
  • "All the great success, all the juice of life, all of the stretching and the growing and the learning...  is right there when I say yes and follow the inspiration." - Joe Vitale
  • "What we're here to do is awaken." - Joe Vitale
  • "We can have, do, and be more, but only when we're in partnership with 'The Great Something.'" - Joe Vitale
  • "We're in it together. There's no longer separation consciousness." - Cate Stillman
  • "What does this moment require?" - Joe Vitale
  • "Some thoughts will make you happy, some thoughts will make you sad. Some thoughts will make you angry, some thoughts will make you glad… Like a jukebox in your mind, you can change the song any time. Choose the thought that feels good. Choose the thought that makes you happy." - Joe Vitale's new song!
  • "I say yes, I don't second-guess, and I get out of the way." - Joe Vitale

 

BIO:

Dr. Joe Vitale is the author of way too many bestselling books to mention here. Some of them include The Attractor Factor, Life's Missing Instruction Manual, The Key, Faith, Attract Money Now and his latest is a sequel to his bestseller, Zero Limits which was officially launched in January 2014, entitled At Zero. Check out his latest release, The Secret Prayer! He's also recorded many Nightingale-Conant audio programs, to name a few, The Awakening Course, The Missing Secret, The Secret to Attracting Money, The Abundance Paradigm, The Ultimate Law of Attraction Library and his latest release is called, The Zero Point. Joe has also been in several movies, including the blockbuster The Secret. He's been on the following TV shows: Larry King Live, Donny Deutsch's “The Big Idea,” CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News: Fox & Friends and Extra TV. He's also been featured in The New York Times and Newsweek. One of his most recent accomplishments includes being the world's first self-help singer songwriter as seen in 2012's Rolling Stone Magazine®. To date, he has released 15 albums! Several of his songs were recognized and nominated for the Posi Award, regarded as “The Grammys of Positive Music.” He created a Miracles Coaching® program and helps people achieve their dreams by understanding the deeper aspects of the law of attraction and the law of right action. This man was once homeless but today is a bestselling author who believes in magic and miracles.

Desire + Fearless Over Fifty
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 41:09
Desire + Fearless Over Fifty

 

Hello it's Cate Stillman with the YogaHealer Real Life Show. I am thrilled to bring to you today Desiree Rumbaugh, one of my friends, and Michelle Marchildon, who have both co-authored Fearless After Fifty. In this conversation today, we talk about how older yogis actually need to turn their practice up instead of being overly careful. We talk about being strong, and what needs to happen next in the aging population that's not really doing yoga yet.

For those who don't know Desiree Rumbaugh, she is an internationally recognized yoga teacher. I met Desiree when we were both teaching Agni Sara yoga. She travels the world full-time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga. She has the Wisdom Warriors community, which has been incredibly successful, and she's attracted a lot of women to going much deeper into the strength of their body.

Michelle Marchildon is internationally recognized as the Yogi Muse. She's a long-time student of Des, and she's also an award-winning journalist and author. Fearless Over Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit, and Yoga.

                      

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We are happy to give away a book to the first three listeners who are in the continental U.S. We are unable to ship overseas at this time. The first 3 people to email yogimuse@gmail.com will receive this offer.    

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 6:25 While there are countless resources that encourage older women to play it safe in yoga and other movement, there aren't nearly enough resources to help older yogis stay strong and grow in their practice.
  • 7:00 It all starts with a mindset evolution: because older women have been told that they should always play it safe, they need help realizing that while they should be careful, they are still incredibly capable in body and mind.
  • 16:05 Even the smallest positive changes will improve health and wellbeing. By recognizing this concept of Kaizen, and not trying to drastically change habits which have been ingrained for decades, you can start to continuously change your habits without being overwhelmed.
  • 29:15 A lot of us are probably going to live longer than our parents. By that logic, what 50 or 60 is now looks really different if you're going to live to 100 instead of living to 80. Healthy lifestyle choices will help to avoid feeling 'old' even longer.
  • 33:40 It is a cultural assumption that as we age, we are supposed to get sick and decrepit. By recognizing this, you'll discover that it doesn't actually have to be that way!
  • 36:10 As you age, be open-minded, try new things, and take risks!
 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "It's mature women who've been around that are really fueling this whole exploration into wellness and into a more liberated way of living." - Cate Stillman
  • "We have a body after 50 and 60 that is almost as strong, but we have a much better mind: We have a mind that is ready to be resilient, a mind that's ready to be persistent…, and a mind that's ready to be patient." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "It's never too late!" - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Whenever you start, you change the course of your aging." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "The message is: 'you've got to take it easy, you don't want to hurt yourself.' And Michelle and I are giving an opposite message. We're saying 'well, you have to be careful, but you also have to work.'"  - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Yoga is a path that once you root down and stand taller, you can stand taller in all of your truths." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "I don't really feel what my chronological age is. I feel just like I always feel. And a lot of it is based on how I feel in my body. So if you can still do stuff, you're going to feel younger." - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Let's see how good we can make this ride!" - Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Desiree is an international yoga teacher with an unquenchable enthusiasm for life, love and healing. Desiree travels the world full­time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga.

She blends playful humor with an authentic inquiry into the nature of being in order to bring the ancient teachings of wisdom into modern life.

Michelle Marchildon (PRONOUNCED MARSH­shil­dun) is known internationally as the Yogi Muse. She is a longtime student of Desiree's, and an award­ winning journalist, author and columnist. You can find her in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga and Health, Origin Magazine, Elephant Journal, and Sports Illustrated. Fearless After Fifty is her third book on yoga.

Tera Warner and the Cycles of Development + Identity and Relationship Evolution
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 44:17
Tera Warner and the Cycles of Development + Identity and Relationship Evolution

Here today is Tera Warner! I was thrilled when she showed up on my schedule, I use to follow her when she was the head of the Rod Davies community and Wish Radio and then she disappeared for a while for a while so that is why in today's episode we talk about the cycles of development and evolutions, especially as woman mom entrepreneurs and what goes down and what takes priority. You’ll enjoy this rich and deep conversation, Terra leads a tribe of ethical troublemakers, her values and her brand are really all about authenticity issues and how she works as an authenticity agent and comunication ninja I think you will really enjoy the show so stay tuned.

 

I rap with Tera Warner about women's relational health:

  • Why you should allow others to help you
  • When to put down the screen and observe your surroundings
  • How to Detox Your Relationships for More Confidence

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:   

  • How to Say What You Really Think Without Fear
  • Why You Sometimes Get Stuck (Despite Your Best Efforts To Move Forward)
  • Why you don't have to be who you were yesterday!

 

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Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:30 - One of the biggest barriers to your own success and happiness is thinking that you already know all there is to know: realize that your mistakes and downfalls might be a reflection of missing information and not of your own pitfalls as a person. Remain curious, and you'll continue to grow.
  • 14:50 - Pull out your assumptions about yourself and about the world so you can decide whether you want to operate on those beliefs or start testing them to see if they're actually true.
  • 18:10 - Life becomes much easier when we can lean on other people to help us: rely on others to tell you when something might be hindering you without your knowledge.
  • 23:50 - People's lives are overwhelming: they need things to be clear and articulate, and they need to be met where they are in order to actually benefit from the help you want to give.
  • 29:20 - Our current society produces excessive stimulation and communication, which causes more confusion and stress. Getting in touch with yourself and your direct environment can bring you much more clarity than something you find online.
  • 36:15 - You don't have to be who you were yesterday: who you were ten years ago can and should be different from who you are now! Learning from your past and deciding you want to be someone different today allows you to experience identity and relationship evolution. Allow yourself and others to become someone different from yesterday, and decide together where you want to go next.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I feel like I'm climbing one big ass mountain, and the view gets better the higher I go." –  Tera Warner
  • "Everything feels easier when we're alone, but the actual truth is that we need each other to get through it." – Tera Warner
  • "I understand… how clear and easy and helpful things need to be, not because we are wrong, not because we are stupid, but because we are overwhelmed." – Tera Warner
  • "If we're going to help someone…, we've got to go through that pre-digestive process of: how easy can we make it?" – Cate Stillman
  • "We lose our dreams because we just keep tripping and falling in the same spot." – Tera Warner
  • "You are the universe. You are the field of support…. This is what intrinsic support feels like." – Cate Stillman
  • "You don't have to be who you were yesterday!" – Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Tera remembers reading "Cinderella" when she was 3 years old.

At three, it was easy to believe in Prince Charming, happily ever after, and fairy Godmothers who sprinkle fairy dust when you're down in the dumps.

But 15 years ago, when life's rug fell out from under her, fairy dust was nowhere to be found. Newly pregnant and with a two-year old daughter, Tera was miles away from family and friends when her husband announced he wanted a divorce.

Stunned and reeling with loss, Tera began a series of small but courageous acts that would one day lead her to change her life completely, and touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of women all over the world.

With two babes by her side, a strong backpack and a truckload of courage, Tera got busy figuring out a few things about life. Along the way, she shared these things through her blog, podcasts, programs, and live retreats around the world.

Today, she's created a powerful community of truth-seeking trouble-makers who are committed to overcoming overwhelm and getting their happily ever after back on track.

You can access Tera's interviews and inspiring message through her website, podcast, articles, and more. If you'd like to work with Tera or one of her coaches, please fill out this Personal Toxicity Assessment here to take the first step.  

Someone will get back to you very shortly with a little sprinkling of fairy dust if you need it.

Don Jose Ruiz: Modern-day Shaman + Ancient Lineage Spiritual Teacher
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 37:49
Don Jose Ruiz: Modern-day Shaman + Ancient Lineage Spiritual Teacher

I had a blast talking to Don Jose Ruiz! You can tell by listening that this modern-day shaman is so in it. Aside from authoring books, he teaches workshops and offers transformational journeys, and I have to say — just being with him, you really get a hit of ancient lineages and his spiritual training. He takes you there, even through casual conversation. In this episode, Don Jose Ruiz and I chat about ancient lineages and discuss what’s going on when people are addicted to their own suffering. Don Jose also reveals what his role as a messenger entails.

 

I rap with Don Jose Ruiz about being a modern-day shaman:

  • Why people are addicted to their own suffering
  • What it means to be a messenger
  • Getting comfortable in discomfort
  • What makes mentoring so critical

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn how to attain true freedom
  • See how to overcome your inner tyrant, let go of things that are eating you alive, and learn to grow
  • Understand how your mind is the real Garden of Eden
  • Find out how to let your thinking become like a wild horse

 

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Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 3:40 — There are certain things that our parents can’t pass onto us, but we still need to learn them. They can’t navigate our lessons for us, but they can give us tools from our ancient lineages that help us get through things and access truths.
  • 7:00 — When we’re caught up in the midst of pain or heartbreak, we’re often unable to see why we’re there. We can’t look at it objectively. But once we pass it, we can understand everything and see why it was meant to be. This healing gives us teachings we can express later throughout life.
  • 14:35 — Mentoring is increasingly recognized as one of the most effective ways of learning. Teaching and passing information forward promote connection on multiple levels to build community, and they also make it easier to remember what’s important.
  • 21:00 — The Toltecs see all as family. This felt perspective promotes the ability to recognize and help others through pain while connecting with people on much deeper levels.
  • 28:30 — Making the choice to consciously step away from suffering is an act of love that we can all benefit from. When you really want to make a change, the decision isn’t actually that difficult — and you’ll no longer be trapped in a cage.
  • 33:20 — Symbols are important, especially when they’re open to our interpretation. We can use them to fulfill our dreams and manifest visions.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “We humans have strong intent. Always be careful what you intend — that might create a reality.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “We cannot be there for somebody if we’re not there for ourselves first.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “The peaceful truth doesn’t care to react; it just cares to be and witness everything.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “Experience is the real teacher in life.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “When we share something that was given to us, we’re not giving it to someone. We’re receiving it.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “Once you wake up, you know the meaning of your life.” – Don Jose Ruiz

 

BIO:

In 2010, Don Jose Ruiz released his first book, The Fifth Agreement, in partnership with his father, Don Miguel Ruiz. Following its publication, Don Jose began traveling around the United States, Mexico, and South America. Don Jose inspires people in many different ways, including through his book signings, lectures, and seminars, and by hosting journeys to Teotihuacan and other sacred sites around the world.

Don Jose's message has been heard all over the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Israel, and South America. His journeys to sacred sites have also been translated into many different languages, including Spanish, French, and German. His message changes lives and brings people closer to themselves than ever before. His passion is to help children stay away from gangs and drugs by developing healthy outlets, such as music and other creative avenues.

Don Jose enjoys working with people of all faiths and cultures. He sees all men and women as equals and feels it's a blessing to be alive. He plans to continue to share the wisdom of his family lineage through his own life experiences.

Disrupting the Dysfunctional Medical Model with the Modern Country Doctor with Dr. Eric Grasser
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 43:24
Disrupting the Dysfunctional Medical Model with the Modern Country Doctor with Dr. Eric Grasser

A few years ago, Dr. Eric Grasser approached me to partner with him on the Ayurveda Summit. We had a blast together and have kept in touch since. He is a brilliant doctor who knows so much about so many things, but who is also incredibly humble and easy to talk to, and I so appreciate our friendship.

When we started collaborating, Dr. Grasser was not happy with the mainstream medical model he was using to run his complimentary allopathic, functional medicine, and ayurvedic practice.

Today, we talk about the return of the country doctor. Dr. Grasser talks about how he transformed from a regular practice to a non-butler concierge model. Why? This model incentivizes doctors to take preventive care of their patients. To me, this is the future of complementary medicine: finding what we should do next as collaborators of eastern and western medicine, transformative technology, and ancient wisdom.

 

I rap with Dr. Eric Grasser about a Better Doctor-Patient Relationship:

  • How he transitioned from a regular practice to a membership-based model
  • Why his model better incentivises doctors to implement preventive care and educate their member and patients
  • Readjusting our mindset into an evolving wellness model

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Rethink how doctors may re-enter the picture in your wellness future
  • How to develop a community that nurtures its members
  • Why you want to see an integrative doctor vs. an allopathic doctor
  • Learn how to find this model of care near you!

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:30 People are thirsting for a change to the traditional care model we practice in our western world, where illness is treated as it arises and where income is generated when a physician sees a patient.
  • 7:40 With his new membership-based model, all of Dr. Grasser's patients have the following benefits:
    • Enhanced access
      • Members can directly communicate with Dr. Grasser via cell phone at all hours of the day or night
      • If they have an urgent need, members can be worked into Dr. Grasser's schedule the same day or the day after
    • Prolonged visit time
      • Members have time to talk about their diet and lifestyle during visits
      • Members have more time for prevention and education
    • Membership Meetings
      • Every couple of months, Dr. Grasser gives a lecture on a health topic that combines functional medicine, Ayurveda, and integrative medicine
      • Members can participate in a Q&A following the lectures, which brings the members together and promotes a sense of support between them
    • Access in emergencies
      • Even when they are admitted to the hospital, members can be assured that Dr. Grasser will be there to take care of them
    • Comprehensive members receive even more benefits:
    • Access to Dr. Grasser's online courses
    • Discounts on supplements
    • Home visits
  • 10:40 Switching from a traditional model to an integrative and collaborative membership model can help not only patients' individual Thrive, but also community and planetary Thrive.
  • 17:20 The membership model is also a shift from reactionary to preventive medicine. Instead of paying every time to see a doctor, a membership fee provides access to them all the time, and that relationship nurtures healthy behaviors and establishes a healthier life with less affliction down the road.
  • 24:35 Many progressive practices bring in health coaches and use the power of members as a peer group to follow up with each other and make sure they are making changes in their daily lives. This allows physicians to focus their skill set to its greatest capacity while also providing patients with support in transforming their health behaviors.
  • 32:30 Look for concierge medicine practices or functional medicine practitioners to find a similar, membership-based model of care near you!

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "This is what disruption looks like in the holistic paradigm. It looks like a lot of people connecting. It looks like not just information being exchanged, but support." - Cate Stillman
  • "Patients want to talk. They want to be listened to. They want to be asked questions. They want education. They want options reviewed to them. And they want perspective." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "It's easier to take care of 300 well people than 300 sick people!" - Cate Stillman
  • "Western medicine is great for emergencies, but we know that it's been incredibly unsuccessful in chronic disease management, and it's been unsuccessful in prevention and lifestyle. And that's where Ayurveda shines." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "Learn from whatever worked or didn't work yesterday and apply that today." - Cate Stillman
  • "It's incredibly frustrating for patients to come in and have their doctor not know them." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "Unfortunately, the way the western medical system is structured… is all about turning the person who is a whole, complete being, into just the sum of parts and a set of diagnoses." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "People are on a wellness journey. It's not a stop." - Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Dr. Eric Grasser is one of the world’s foremost experts in the integration of Functional Medicine and Ayurveda. He supports his patients through his extensive experience in Western Medical practice as well as his deep knowledge of the alternative healing systems of Ayurveda, Yoga and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Grasser is also a dad and a graduate of Stanford University and Dartmouth Medical School.

Advocating for Kids Riding Bikes with Kickstarter Book Launch
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 40:44
Advocating for Kids Riding Bikes with Kickstarter Book Launch

“Bike-a-bike-a-bike-a, bike-a-bike,“Bike-a-bike-a-bike-a, bike-a-bike-a-bike.”

Indy made up this song around two and a half years old, scooting herself around the kitchen on her pedal-less toddler bike. Her bike was the center of her entertainment in the center of our house for two years. She sang that song hundreds of times, which you’ll hear me spontaneously perform live in this episode.

On today’s Dharma  & Dollars show  local Teton Valley Idaho resident, Jannine Fitzgerald talks about her family’s kids bike advocacy work in the world. She and her husband Scott are in the homestretch of their second kickstarter campaign to fund their second kid’s book which serves as a tool for bike advocacy.

 

Belief #1: Bikes are freedom machines that build experiences and values that become the foundation of lifelong success and happiness.

Belief #2: The # of kids riding bikes is declining.

Belief #3: Media drives beliefs and behaviors.

I rap with Jannine Fitzgerald about Kid’s Bike Advocacy:

  • The crisis in tech over wheels
  • The doors that open for bicycle riders
  • How bikers see the world differently

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Thinking about a kickstarter campaign for your book? Get an inside scoop.
  • Getting books into shops, magazines, Amazon
  • How to rent a car instead of a bike for your next trip!

Links:

                          

BIO:

In 2015, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald decided to sell their shop, Fitzgerald's Bicycles, which they had owned and operated since 2002. While running the store, Scott and Jannine saw, time and time again, the positive impacts bicycles have on people of all ages, as well as communities as a whole.

What they came to refer to as 'the Power of the Bicycle', took hold of them over the years and led to the launch of Buddy Pegs, their new company.

Buddy Pegs was created to connect kids (and parents) to the building blocks of lifelong happiness through the power of the bicycle.

Their first product, a children's alphabet book titled B is for Bicycles, is their first foray into the media market. This children's book was successfully funded via Kickstarter in 2014, and brought to life in 2015. 

The Fitzgerald's are now taking their passion for bicycle advocacy outside of their home in the Tetons (Jackson Hole, WY / Teton Valley, ID), and across the world. By creating bicycle experiences for kids, and their parents, Scott and Jannine plan on showing how the bicycle really can be a simple solution to the world's most complex problems. And just a lot of fun!

Daring to Be Real About Yoga + Motherhood with Rachel Brathen
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 41:45
Daring to Be Real About Yoga + Motherhood with Rachel Brathen

Rachel Brathen is a famous yoga teacher who strives to keep it real. Raised in Sweden and now living on Aruba she walks her talk and brings you back to your mat. She is a new mom of a baby girl. In this show she raps about becoming “popular”, teaching teens, and how she connects with her students.

 

I rap with Rachel Brathen about Bringing Online Yoga to Your Home Practice:

  • How to bridge learning yoga online with a real relationship with a teacher and community
  • Why your practice needs to evolve with time
  • Best tip for Yoga Teachers to fill their retreats

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Connecting to the core values of the practice of Yoga
  • Why teens start yoga
  • Is yoga + Ayurveda a flash in a pan of modern popularity?
  • Motherhood + Homesteader + the painting the perfect picture
  • The humility of the path of yoga

 

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BIO:

Swedish native Rachel Brathen is a New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and international yoga teacher residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. With over two million followers in social media, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day and constantly travels the globe to connect with her community.

In addition to teaching worldwide, Rachel is the founder of www.oneOeight.com; an online platform for yoga, meditation, and healing. As the most successful crowd-funded yoga project of all time, the platform is made up of a vast community of dedicated practitioners from all over the world looking to cultivate balance, create space for inner healing and deepen their yoga practice. With an amazing team of experienced guides and teachers, oneOeight offers heart-centered classes designed to fit the always evolving needs of both body, mind and soul.

Conscious Daydreaming is How You Connect to Your Future with Summer McStravick
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 32:23
Conscious Daydreaming is How You Connect to Your Future with Summer McStravick

Are you action-oriented, or more of a daydreamer? In today’s show, Summer McStravick unpacks the art of conscious daydreaming, which she calls Flowdreaming, to tap into a deeper trust and flow with the universe that created us.

We explore why it’s far more productive to let go of the conscious, problem-solving mind. In Flowdreaming, the payoff for the practice of conscious daydreaming is the lived, embodied experience of aligning the future to the present. That may sound “out-there.” In actuality, it’s refreshingly efficient, fun, and easeful.

 

I rap with Summer McStravick about Flowdreaming:

  • How to use conscious daydreaming to access higher states of flow and ease.
  • Why we need to lose track of time to access a deeper plane of consciousness
  • How to access a frictionless state of knowing

By Flowdreaming, you tap into your core state of consciousness, where you can emote and therefore create.

Take the time to ask a question and receive an answer, or receive an arising emotion. Check out Flowdreaming.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Are you in  need of more action or more dreaming? Learn how to develop both aspects of yourself.
  • How to make the most of conscious daydreaming
  • How ultra-controllers can learn to let go
  • Why you want to engage in pre-action rather than reaction

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

Show Highlights:

  • 5:10 Flowdreaming has two elements: Flow and Dreaming. Flow is a realization that life is a continuous flow of growth without resistance. Dreaming is the practice of conscious daydreaming, where we can connect to our consciousness and co-create through emotion and desire.
  • 8:55 It's easier for some people to fall into nonphysical co-creation than others. If you are more action-oriented than preaction-oriented, you should schedule time for daydreaming. Spend 10-15 minutes a day connecting with consciousness.
  • 11:40 You may naturally release into daydream when you engage in a repetitive activity such as riding a bike or taking a shower. When this happens, open up all the way and let free-form associations happen, and connect into flow and source.
  • 15:40 Summer describes how flowdreaming helped her grieve her cancer diagnosis and find a state of bliss.
  • 19:45 Mining regret daily creates constant healing and learning. By doing this, you release smaller losses and failures, and ensure that they won't build up to a point of overwhelming grief.
  • 24:40 In today's western society, our masculine cognition and willpower is overdeveloped, while feminine intuition and desire is trained out of us early on. But our feminine intuition is really in charge of our actions and behaviors, and thus it is important for us to tap into and harness that power of desire.  

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "We are expanding and adding to ourselves every single day." - Summer McStravick
  • "There is a natural road that is frictionless, that doesn't have any resistance, that is you fully in your expansion, in your growth." - Summer McStravick
  • "Emotion is the universal language." - Summer McStravick
  • "Have a conversation with source, with flow, with future, with your greater self. Whatever! Emote, and therefore you're creating." - Summer McStravick
  • "Most of the time, we spend our lives in reaction… if you want to be someone who is co-creating, who is manifesting, you have to get out of reaction. You have to get into preaction." - Summer McStravick
  • "Whatever you're feeling or experiencing, you're actually creating." - Summer McStravick
  • "There are multiple paths to God…, multiple paths to source. - Summer McStravick
  • "After my diagnosis, I cried for three days straight... It was like a purge of old, blocked emotion. And I realized that I wasn't just crying for the diagnosis. I was crying for every crappy thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life." - Summer McStravick
  • "This feminine power…, it's very connected to emotion, very connected to desire, very connected to full process: life and death, very connected to flow, and actually opens the gateway to collaborative forms of intelligence." - Cate Stillman

BIO:

Summer McStravick, the woman who invented Flowdreaming, specializes in the architect of emotions – the language of the universe – which she helps people harness so they can program their future and experience unstoppable upleveling and personal growth in every aspect of their lives.

She’s known for having been hand-selected to work for Louise Hay, where she had the opportunity to dream-up and build Hay House Radio to what it is today. There, she produced major online seminars, CDs, and radio programs for people like Esther and Jerry Hicks (with Abraham), Suze Orman, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Doreen Virtue, and many other luminaries in the fields of self-help and spirituality.

It was while at Hay House Radio that Summer began to share her previously private practice for manifesting, which turned into Flowdreaming®. Recommended by her co-host Dr. Wayne Dyer, public demand for Flowdreaming exploded, so Summer wrote two books and recorded hundreds of audios, and began her life-changing journey teaching Flowdreaming to thousands.

Designing Your Space with Ayurvedic Wisdom (with Vixi's Ashley Dentino)
40:59
2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 40:59
Designing Your Space with Ayurvedic Wisdom (with Vixi's Ashley Dentino)

Ashley of Vixi.com first came to me as a Yoga student, and then she later reappeared in my life as an Ayurveda student. We became collaborative colleagues as she transitioned into developing Vixi, and since then, she’s gone into interior design in Manhattan after attending school. Ashley and I have this experience of both noticing the interweaving between living a life of thrive and developing our spaces to step into our potential. That’s what today’s show is all about!

 

I rap with Ashley Dentino about designing your space with Ayurvedic Wisdom:

  • Creating a space that brings you forward into what you want more of
  • Easy ways to use color and materials from season to season
  • Why it’s important to feel synced up with your environment and how to decorate to be better attuned to it

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Find out how to create balance in your life through home decor, especially when you’re living in the city and don’t have as many natural cues to draw from
  • Learn how Ayurveda ties into interior decor, and how like increases like
  • Discover how to decorate for your dosha

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 6:00 — Switching in new colors and materials — flowers, table linens, bedding, candles, even food — provides decorating cues throughout the seasons. Like increases like, and by minimizing “hot” colors during summer, you can avoid heating up too much with the weather. Bring in balancing elements instead.
  • 9:45 — Different doshas need different types of interior design to harness their energies in the most effective ways and for their energies to be uplifted and mobile. Design can also change based on what the seasonal dosha is.
  • 15:15 — Ashley discusses evidence-based design and how the colors, dimensions, and lighting of a space can impact us mentally and physically. We can create spaces to evoke emotions and functions within ourselves.
  • 22:13 — Design is a feedback loop. It’s a reflection of what’s inside of us showing up in our spaces, but our spaces also deeply affect us.
  • 26:30 — We need to think about what our goals are as people before we start thinking about what our goals are for decorating our spaces. Once we do this, we can create our spaces in a way that energizes us and propels us toward who we want to be in the future.
  • 33:35 — We aren’t using our spaces unconventionally enough. Instead of a guest room, why not have a creativity room? We need to think about the square footage value of each room and how the things in these spaces are earning their keep. It’s okay to extract (and increase) the value of every room, but we can do this unconventionally to make the spaces more personal.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Summer is so pared down.” – Cate Stillman
  • “When we’re not in control of our space, we’re not in control of our time.” – Cate Stillman
  • “A lot of people don’t like change in their space. And it’s hard.” – Ashley Dentino
  • “Always say ‘Let’s just try it, and if we don’t like it we can move everything back.’” – Ashley Dentino
  • “People don’t invest enough of their attention into creating a space at a high enough level of vibration that nourishes their potential.” – Cate Stillman
  • “I see design as a feedback loop.” – Ashley Dentino
  • “If we want to have clarity of thought...it’s entirely linked to the space element.” – Cate Stillman

BIO:

Ashley Dentino is a New York-based interior designer dedicated to helping people apply timeless design tools and strategies to their homes to create a huge impact on their daily lives. Through her blog and online design programs, Ashley works with people who are design enthusiasts — they love and appreciate interior design but don't have the time, skills, or confidence to figure it all out themselves.

Ashley has always had an extraordinary fascination with interior design and the power it has on the way we think, feel, and operate. She wanted to figure out what exactly it is that makes a space come alive with its own energy and best serve the people who spend time there. Why do some environments feel cold and unwelcoming, while others feel effortlessly comfortable, functional, and uniquely beautiful?

After growing up with a father who builds luxury custom homes, working in the family business, and spending nearly a decade in the health and wellness industry, Ashley can say with confidence there's a major connection between the design of our homes and our human potential.

The Role of Love in Healing Trauma with Sex Trafficking Survivor Anneke Lucas
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The Role of Love in Healing Trauma with Sex Trafficking Survivor Anneke Lucas

Yoga as a tool for healing the entire planet. Through yoga philosophy, meditation, conscious awareness, mindfulness, etc. and also the physical practice, lived spirituality can change the materialistic mindset that has the entire world in chaos. The current top to bottom paradigm is not working. As I've survived child abuse at the hands of several world

leaders, I know firsthand the darkness of society and my healing journey through yoga has brought me back to life.

The journey inward ­ is needed now to change the paradigm to a model of peace, much like John Lennon's future world in "Imagine." For this to happen, we have to remove the corporate greed and colonization out of yoga, and go back to its spiritual essence. With Liberation Prison Yoga, we bring trauma informed yoga ­ which would work for everyone since we are all traumatized from living in a world run by insane people.

“When relationships are integrative, the brain becomes integrated. This may sound too simple, but every bit of evidence suggests that it’s true. In other words, healthy relationships stimulate the growth of integrative fibers.” according to Dr. Daniel Siegel.

Our yoga programs also keep into account the fight-flight-freeze-collapse response in people suffering from P.T.S.D.

 

I rap with Anneke Lucas  about:

  • What trauma-conscious Yoga is and how it helps sufferers of painful, damaging events
  • The role of inner power dynamics
  • Why teaching Yoga doesn’t have to involve verbal commands

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:   

  • Learn how Yoga teachers are trained to work with people who’ve experienced trauma
  • See how trauma-conscious Yoga helps people navigate the issues of incarceration, and how anger, frustration, and depression are natural parts of the healing process
  • Understand the ways in which intense trauma can transform into intense healing

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 5:50 — Many survivors of trauma have spent much of their lives in fight or flight mode. This isn’t a true indicator of who they are, just how their brains have been forced to work.
  • 8:45 — Trauma is all too infrequently addressed in Yoga teacher training, and trauma-conscious Yoga often requires complete retraining. There are no commands used at all in the language of these Yoga sessions. Students start in a circle and have a conversation to connect from their hearts before doing poses.
  • 15:00 — We’re living in an inherently traumatic world where the people at the bottom — prisoners, those living in poverty — are carrying the biggest burden of pain for everyone else. But the more trauma a person has, the more inclined they are to not feel those painful feelings.
  • 21:05 — Liberation Prison Yoga doesn’t focus on accountability like most programs do — it’s the last thing LPY looks at. Instead, the focus is on helping people get in touch with their pure, light, true nature. Guided meditation plays a huge role in this by helping people move beyond their physical experiences.
  • 31:30 — Working through trauma requires going back to the origin and feeling the feelings of shock, disbelief, anger, and disgust. It’s physically taxing. The experience lands in the heart and causes pain and grief, but that’s where wisdom comes from.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “The people who look too good to be true in the beginning — the reality of them is the worst.” – Anneke Lucas

 

  • “When I discovered Yoga, I knew that it was very important as a healing modality.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “Our genuine desire to be present is felt right away.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “We all have trauma. We live in a paradigm that is inherently traumatic.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “We focus on the person as a whole because we all were born that way. We all were born pure.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “We all have feelings that are frozen.” – Anneke Lucas
  • “From pain and grief comes the prize: the wisdom.” – Anneke Lucas

BIO:

Anneke Lucas founded Liberation Prison Yoga in 2014. As a survivor of child sex trafficking and extreme violence, she used elements of her own healing journey to develop programs based on how she would have wished to be treated in her young adult life. A close analysis of those people who were able to get through to her when she was shut down by trauma forms the cornerstone of LPY’s philosophy – for Liberation teachers to become those people; aware and unconditionally present for their students.

Anneke is an advocate for sex trafficking survivors. She started a petition for a bill to mandate trafficking awareness training for hotel and motel staff, as well for hotels to post signs with the National Trafficking Hotline in the lobby. Anneke is also a public speaker. She is writing a book about her healing journey, Seeds Beneath the Snow: Post Traumatic Growth and Purpose in Dark Times represented by Sam Hiyate at The Rights Factory.

JJ Virgin and the Miracle Mindset: Overcoming Life’s Hardest Lessons
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JJ Virgin and the Miracle Mindset: Overcoming Life’s Hardest Lessons

When I first saw JJ Virgin’s work, I was impressed by her image and presentation. After The Virgin Diet was released and went straight to the top of the New York Times’ Bestseller List, I knew she had her act together as an entrepreneur.When my assistant booked her on the podcast I was thrilled. I wanted to ask her all about her path as an entrepreneur.  Then, I dug into her most recent work — The Miracle Mindset — and found out what she had been through with almost losing her teenage son to a hit-and-run car accident.

 

Find out your Miracle Mindset Score:

 

I rap with JJ Virgin about the Miracle Mindset:

  • How JJ’s mindset evolved as she grew her career and impact
  • What her biggest mindset challenge was following her son’s tragic accident
  • Why some people are more resilient than others

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn the surprising breakthroughs that come with forgiveness
  • See why we all need to take risks to grow
  • Discover which core mindsets you need for personal growth

 

Links:

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:45 — JJ discusses how mindset challenges make us better people and how we need challenge as a catalyst to realize what we’re truly capable of. When we’re coasting through life, we aren’t stopping to think about personal growth.
  • 7:00 — There are so many ways we limit ourselves. Changing our mindsets expands our comfort zones and opens us to new possibilities while we learn to show up with courage and build resilience.
  • 9:20 — The people who have made the most impact on the most people have gone through the most. They’re more stress-resilient. Life wasn’t easy for them, but they made their way through it.
  • 13:20 — Your mindset is a muscle. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to start a multimillion-dollar company or trying to improve your home life; the skillset is the same. The decision to grow and expand your life is what’s most important.
  • 19:00 — Holding grudges doesn’t serve us. We need to process each situation and really work through it to find forgiveness — not just hide the emotions away.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When things are going well, that’s not when you went, ‘Gosh, I’ve really become a better person.’” – JJ Virgin
  • “We’re never better than when we’re challenged.” – JJ Virgin
  • “We go through things in life and we don’t realize the imprint they have and how much they can move us forward.” – JJ Virgin
  • “Your ability to handle things expands to incredible degrees.” – JJ Virgin
  • “I know...that I’m not playing big enough when I don’t wake up a little bit scared.” – JJ Virgin
  • “Am I feeling a little Impostor Syndrome? I’m probably in the right place.” – JJ Virgin
  • “Are you inspired? Are you willing to step outside your comfort zone?” – JJ Virgin
  • “Think about how life would be if we all took responsibility for ourselves.” – JJ Virgin

BIO:

 

Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindsets so they can lead bigger, better lives. She’s the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir, Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons, explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident.

 

JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach who founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit. Find articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at www.jjvirgin.com.

 

Ayurveda, Summer + Living into Your Potential Seasonal Alignment with Kate O’Donnell
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Ayurveda, Summer + Living into Your Potential Seasonal Alignment with Kate O’Donnell

What do two normal “Ayurveda people” talk about during the summer? Join me in a conversation with Kate O’Donnell and get a glimpse into our conversation as two pals hanging out. We talk about Ayurveda, summer, and the shift to how a Yogic path brings us closer into the Sattvic experience of deeper alignment, clarity, and peace. Learn some summertime tips about staying and feeling light in the hottest months of the year and some light, bright recipes you can make with plants from your local ecosystem.

 

I rap with Kate O’Donnell about beating summer burnout with Ayurveda:

  • Why just because a drink has ice in it doesn’t mean it cools your body!
  • How you can feel what you’re eating and why you should listen to those immediate signals, especially with acidic foods
  • How excess nerve activity and vibrations can spur summer burnout and overheating
  • What a “walk to the mailbox” can do for your stress and enjoyment levels

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn which foods aggravate heat and how to eat for summer
  • See how increases in fire in your body impact everything from your mood to your scalp
  • Understand what occurs in your body when you’re experiencing summer burnout
  • Find out how to chill out your internal fire with Ayurveda for summer

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:30 — When we increase the water and fire elements in our bodies, we can feel them immediately on a cellular level and even in our appearance. This is especially true when we consume things like caffeine, cigarettes, and alcohol.
  • 9:40 — If we pack on too much body weight or muscle mass, dehydrate, or get too salty or acidic, this is when we start to feel imprisoned in our bodies. We get irritated, reactionary, and edgy and start to create problems for ourselves — and it spreads from person to person.
  • 17:40 — Shakti speaks to us with a voice of pure enjoyment when we let our senses engage with her and with her watery flow. Taking a moment to let her guide us — even if it means doing nothing — helps us back off of the stress that comes along with overheating.
  • 24:25 — When we’re in rajas fire, like increases like. The energy with which something is done perpetuates that energy into the world in the same way a wildfire spreads.
  • 26:30 — When we look at summer burnout, we have to look at ourselves internally and how we’re orienting to the moment. External influences like diet play a part, but are we perpetuating heat energy within ourselves too? We need to examine relationships and projects and how we’re responding to them.
  • 32:00 — Summer menus don’t need complexity. That isn’t what Ayurvedic wisdom is about. We thrive when we eat from our ecosystems — and when we eat simple foods. Complexity isn’t a truth of our appetites.
  • 43:15 — Kate notes that our attitudes around food are what need to be modified, and the foods we eat will follow those changes. We can enjoy the sattvic experience — more mental clarity — with simple eating and attitude shifts.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Diet comes in as a very close second to stress for heating the body.” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “Your nerves start vibrating like a high-tension bridge.” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “You’re going to start to get inflamed, to get overheated, and to burn out from doing too much.” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “Humans do not know the feminine, the receptive, the watery, the not-knowingness.” – Cate Stillman
  • “Can we receive that desire and then allow it to happen?” – Cate Stillman
  • “How shakti sounds when she speaks to us is different from how rajas sounds.” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “Shakti doesn’t have an agenda” – Kate O’Donnell
  • “The number-one summer tool is outdoor recreation...taking that time to enjoy.” – Kate O’Donnell

BIO:

Kate O’Donnell is the author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well. She’s a nationally certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ashtanga Yoga teacher based in Boston, and she travels to India annually for study.Kate began Yoga by accident in South India at age 20. More than a dozen extended trips to India and nearly 20 years spent studying the wisdom traditions of the subcontinent support Kate’s understanding of Ayurveda and Yoga.After years of dedication to the Ashtanga system, Kate has experienced great benefit from this practice and was authorized by her teacher Sharath Jois to teach the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga. She currently stewards a morning Yoga program in Boston.Kate also specializes in Ayurvedic education, cooking skills, and cleansing programs, offering online programs, residential immersions and trainings, and individual consultations. Her Ayurveda and Yoga offerings aim to help others come closer to their true nature.

 

Eating Food for Summer + Boosting Digestion with Dr. John Douillard
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Eating Food for Summer + Boosting Digestion with Dr. John Douillard

In this episode, I chat with John Douillard, one of my favourite Ayurvedic dudes out there — he’s amazing! He’s super down to Earth, he’s raised six children, and he's been a chiropractor and Ayurvedic Practitioner for decades. Dr. Douillard makes it a point to nail down the science behind things, so tune in if you want to get an earful on the inner workings and different processes that drive our biology.

We touch base on a multitude of different topics, such as ketogenesis, the paleo diet — including eating wheat or not eating wheat — and fermented foods. The overall gist of the episode is on tuning into your body this summer, what you need to do, and what you should be focusing on to experience improved connectivity in your physiology and digestion.

I rap with John Douillard about:
    • How to tune into your body during the summer — and how this supports seasonal eating with balanced summer foods
    • Why holistic, ecosystem-connected ways of living and eating are important
    • The role of seasonal microbiomes and the necessity of eating globally
    • The role of hard-to-digest foods and digestive atrophy in overall health and our bodies’ ability to detoxify

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • Why you should tune in to your body this summer to figure out your personal path for connecting to your physiology and the season
  • How to balance your doshas with the seasons and your stage of life
  • How to navigate fad and high-fat diets and prevent digestive atrophy with hard-to-digest foods
Links:

 

Related Podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 3:30 — There’s a major lack of food variety in any given region, and it’s becoming increasingly necessary to eat globally to get the nutrition we need.
  • 8:45 — Dr. John explains the importance of changing our microbiomes from season to season and how to ensure their diversity. Eating from our own gardens helps us get the diversity in our intestinal flora that we desperately need — these plants are the new probiotics.
  • 10:00 — Hard-to-digest foods, like wheat, are critical for our bodies and for proper immune system function and protection. Scientific research suggests that people who can’t digest these foods have more mercury in their blood and fewer T-cells. This digestive atrophy is dangerous.
  • 21:00 — We should be living in feast and famine cycles, not fad dieting. Our bodies have evolved to process all the beautiful plants coming from the ground during summer — not charred meats. Summer is the start of the feast season and a time of overwhelming nutrition to prep us for the famine of winter.
  • 26:30 — Melatonin may be the most important hormone in our bodies. It’s the oldest, helping us sleep and detoxify. Our working lives now cause us to produce less melatonin, which means we produce less serotonin — leading to anxiety.
  • 33:40 — High-fat and other restrictive diets are unsustainable, and they’re essentially starvation diets. This way of eating is great for springtime fat burning, but it’s not right for the entire year and is too harsh and acidic for long-term eating.

 

Favorite Quotes:
  • "Part of what we're trying to do, from an Ayurvedic perspective, from a microbiome perspective, is change the microbiome from winter to summer to spring." - Dr. John Douillard
  • "There are people walking around in our western world who have two or three strains of microbes in their guts. We're supposed to have thousands!" - Dr. John Douillard
  • “If you find yourself taking stuff out of your diet because you're not digesting well, it's a temporary solution that never addresses the bigger problem — your inability to digest an immune-supporting nutritional palate." - Dr. John Douillard
  • "We have to be able to detox the toxic world we live in." - Dr. John Douillard
  • "Start thinking about what you can eat more of as opposed to what you shouldn't eat." - Dr. John Douillard
  • "A lot of the big solutions are really simple: getting a lot more day lighting in your life, exploring your ecosystem, getting a little bit more organized about your gardening and your kitchen gardening, and bringing the sanity home." - Cate Stillman
  • "What feels good is good." - Cate Stillman
  • "Everyone's got a piece of the puzzle, but very few people have an idea about the entire puzzle." - Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, a leading online Ayurvedic health and wellness resource with over 5 million views on YouTube. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 800 articles and videos melding ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development and Nutrition Expert for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, the bestselling author of seven health books, and a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show who has been featured in USA Today, The LA Times, and dozens of other national publications. He has been in practice for over 30 years and has seen over 100,000 patients. Dr. John directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the Year in Boulder, CO.

How Fear Disqualifies Us from Stepping into Potential: with Yoga Health Coach Grace Edison
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How Fear Disqualifies Us from Stepping into Potential: with Yoga Health Coach Grace Edison

This is another amazing show with my good friend, colleague, and mentee Grace Edison. Grace helps and guides people out of their own way. This conversation explores how we disqualify ourselves based on our fears, and how there are lots of subtle limiting beliefs that can hold us back while convincing us that they’re true and real. In this episode, we talk about how to dig a few layers deeper. In doing so, we gain new perspectives on how we’re disqualifying ourselves from stepping onto our dharmic paths.

 

Tune in and find out how and where you’re disqualifying yourself.

 

I rap with Grace Edison about Making the Hard Choice to Step Beyond Fear

  • Common ways we disqualify ourselves from big opportunities
  • Determining when a big choice is good for you
  • Investing in yourself with bravery and courage
  • Figuring out your “why”

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • How to stop hitting your head against a proverbial brick wall and get out of your own way
  • How to make decisions based on your future self that aren’t rooted in fear
  • Ways to transform from a hot mess into an organized, thriving entrepreneur
  • How to say “yes” to the things that scare you the most, face fears to do what you desire, and learn about your desires from your fears

 Links

Grace Edison's website

Grace on Facebook

Terrace Yoga Studio

Terrace Yoga Studio on Facebook

Talk to Grace and other Yoga Health Coaches

Body Thrive

Yoga Health Coaching

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Related Podcasts

Get Out of Your Box & into Your Journey with Allie Van Fossen

Lucky Breaks + Hard Work to become a NYT Best Seller with Ayurvedic Author Katie Silcox 

The Feminine Side of Ambition with Grace Edison

Make More Money in Your Wellness Career 

Show Highlights:
  • 4:50 — Grace recounts how she became involved in Yoga Health Coaching through Body Thrive and discusses her journey along the way as a Yoga teacher who loves helping people.
  • 13:05 — We need to change our patterns to achieve our desires — otherwise we’re stuck in a loop of discomfort and feeling sick and tired (a samskara).
  • 16:35 — If we’re not growing exponentially, we’re out of the loop and don’t see how to get clear on our “whys.” We’ve disqualified ourselves from the growth curve because of limiting beliefs. And when we have wellness careers and we disqualify ourselves, we’re also disqualifying all the people we have the potential to impact.
  • 24:40 — We need to learn how to leverage regret and make sure we don’t repeat our mistakes again in order to break cycles and experience growth.
  • 29:00 — Where do you want to be in a year? Is your next choice getting you there? We are verbs, not nouns, and we need to make choices based on our future selves, not who we are presently.
  • 32:50 — Readiness isn’t the feeling of certainty, but rather feeling right about something and simultaneously scared to fail at attempts to pursue it.
  • 38:00 — We need to step into dharma to look at the ways we’re qualified to do what we most deeply desire. What are our advantages? Who makes up our support systems? Who believes in us?

Favorite Quotes

  • "How bad do you want it? Because the only one who's going to get in your way is you." – Cate Stillman
  • “What do your fears have to tell you?” – Grace Edison
  • "If you have the call, you gotta live the call." – Cate Stillman
  • "The world needs you to get out of your own damn way so we can all do this together." – Grace Edison
  • "You can't expect it not to be hard, so stop. And stop thinking it was easier for someone else." – Cate Stillman
  • "There is no 'good time.' The time is now." – Grace Edison
  • "Readiness...is not feeling certainty and knowing exactly how it's going to go — usually it's hair-straight-back terrifying, but damn it's exciting." – Grace Edison
  • "We know deep down that it's right and that it's scary." – Cate Stillman

BIO

Grace Edison lives in British Columbia, Canada. She’s a mom of twin 8-year-olds, a Yoga teacher, a studio owner, and a Yoga Health Coach — and she also works for Cate Stillman in Admissions at Yogahealer! More than anything, she loves to make people laugh and has a not-so-secret dream of doing stand-up comedy.

Grace has a strong passion for empowering others to take their health and wellness into their own hands. She loves building authentic relationships, making people laugh, and creating supportive communities. After a longstanding relationship with severe depression, Grace has found deep relief through the habits of Ayurveda — and much credit is due to Cate and her Body Thrive program. After taking Body Thrive several times and jumping into Yoga Health Coaching, Grace came aboard the Yogahealer team. If you’re interested in applying for or discovering if you’re a good fit for the course, please contact her at graceg@yogahealer.com to book a strategy session!

The 6 Human Needs + Your Modern Life Skills with Michael Kohan
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The 6 Human Needs + Your Modern Life Skills with Michael Kohan

Have you heard of the six psychological human needs? These are the needs that surface after food and shelter are checked off your list:

 

  • Significance
  • Contribution
  • Growth
  • Love
  • Certainty
  • Uncertainty

 

In this show with Michael Kohan, aka Mukunda Chandra das, I dive into which human needs I’m dominated by. I tell all in hopes that you’ll have a better idea of the positive and negative needs and drives that are influencing your behavior.

 

I rap with Michael Kohan about Getting Your Psychological Needs Met with Positive Outcomes:

  • How understanding your human needs can help you live in integrity and with positivity
  • The difference between drives and needs and how they affect each other
  • The importance of knowing others’ needs and how this can help you understand friends and loved ones’ motivations on a deeper level

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Identify two dominant needs you have
  • Learn which are the core needs or drives of the people you live with
  • Find out why people take on spiritual names…and what to do when you or they do

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 4:00 — Michael outlines the four ashrams, what’s typical of each stage, and how they coincide with different names people take on throughout life.
  • 7:50 — The six human needs are our driving forces for all our basic functions: why we get up in the morning, how we behave, how we connect and interact with the world around us, and how we make our lifestyle choices. Each need complements the others.
  • 15:00 — Sometimes people have needs to feel the six human needs, and sometimes they have drives to feel the human needs. When our needs mature and evolve, they become drives.
  • 22:10 — There are natural dyads in the needs that can seem like conflicts or a competition. It’s important for us to find balance with our needs, which we can do when we understand them and find unique ways to fulfill them.
  • 25:20 — Our dominant needs change at different stages of our lives.
  • 34:20 — Michael discusses “weapons of mass distraction” and how they relate to self-improvement and fulfillment via the six psychological needs.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “If you take on a spiritual name, it calls you to a higher sense than your worldly name.” –Cate Stillman
  • “Two human needs will be your driving force.” –Michael Kohan
  • “When you understand it, then you can know how to live more harmoniously.” –Michael Kohan
  • “When you understand what you need and what the people in your life need, you’re able to live more productively.” –Michael Kohan
  • “How can I fulfill this human need in a positive way? How do I fulfill it in a way that makes the world better?” –Michael Kohan
  • “Isn’t that what the whole point of being a spiritually minded person is? It’s to become integrated.” –Michael Kohan

 

BIO:

Michael Kohan, or Mukunda Chandra das (affectionately known as Mukunda), is dedicated to helping his clients and students balance all aspects of their lives — their emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. Mukunda is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified Life Coach, a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and a Certified Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner who works with others to guide them to restore balance in their lives via healthier, more-conscious lifestyle choices. True harmony is achieved through developing balanced cooperation between mind, body, and soul.

Living in this world can be tough at times, but when we learn simple spiritual tools for healing and maintenance, life can be much easier. Mukunda’s goal is to help clients and students discover the skills that’ll help them move forward in all areas of their lives. Mukunda feels that his purpose is to serve others through his teachings by encouraging students and clients to become steadfast in their own practices while integrating spiritual and mindful living into their day-to-day lives.

Mukunda met his spiritual mentor, Guru H.H. Radhanatha Swami, and after several years of formal study under his Guru — which included systematic reading of spiritual texts, dedicated practice of mantra meditation, rising early for morning services, and regulating his cooking and diet — Mukunda received formal initiation into his spiritual lineage in 2013.

Women + Moon Cycle Empowerment with YouTube Yogini Kassandra Reinhardt
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Women + Moon Cycle Empowerment with YouTube Yogini Kassandra Reinhardt

There are deep and longstanding benefits to aligning your Yoga practice with the lunar cycle. You can tap into the energetics and archetypes of the four main moon phases both on your mat and in your daily life.

Kassandra Reinhardt began to experience the power of attending to the archetypal goddess stages syncing with the moon cycles. Then, she began to guide a community of women through the process of self-empowerment via syncing their activities with their menstrual cycles, and syncing their menstrual cycles to the moon cycle.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • What Yin Yoga is all about and how it can help you slow down
  • The power of aligning your Yoga practice to your menstrual rhythm
  • The ways the moon cycle can impact your time on the mat

 

I rap with Kassandra Reinhardt about Women + Moon Cycle Empowerment:
  • How Yin Yoga led her to her moon cycle
  • What are the four stages and four goddess archetypes that represent the moon cycle
  • How to tap into the power of the moon and the rhythm of your body
  • Why women suffer from PMS...and how to stop the hurt
  Links:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 5:40 — Because of its slowed, passive nature, Yin Yoga isn’t about building muscle or losing weight. It’s about building mental and meditative strength.
  • 9:00 — The history of studying human anatomy focused on compartmentalizing each muscle and body part, but that’s fundamentally incorrect. Kassandra discusses how releasing that idea in favor of a holistic approach helped her open up.
  • 14:00 — Many people are experiencing whole-body dissonance in today’s world. They’re engaging in the very bodily-Yin activity of sitting at desks, but mentally, their Yang is off the charts with stress and to-do lists.
  • 27:20 — Women’s fertility and monthly cycles are no longer aligned with the lunar cycle. Somewhere along the way, they got out of sync with each other, but we can reclaim unification with these cycles.
  • 30:25 — We go through four archetypes during our monthly cycle: the maiden, the mother, the wild woman, and the crone. Getting in touch with our intuition and connecting with these four archetypes can help us reclaim our femininity.
  • 40:50 — Giving voice to your wild woman and channeling your sensitivity can help transform your PMS into a source of power.
Favorite Quotes:
  • “Nothing is separate in our bodies. Everything is interconnected.” –Kassandra Reinhardt
  • “Yin Yoga has an emphasis that we’re linking the entire body together.” –Kassandra Reinhardt
  • “The big shift that happened in my body was when I started to let go of the idea that everything is separate.” –Kassandra Reinhardt
  • “When I feel the most at peace with myself is when I find that balance.” –Kassandra Reinhardt
  • “As far as I go out, that’s as deep as I get to go in.” –Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Kassandra Reinhardt is an Ottawa-based Yoga Instructor on a mission to help others feel great with Yoga. She started practicing Yoga in 2008 as a way to become more flexible and learn to manage stress and anxiety. Little did she know that, in a few short years, she would have the privilege of becoming a teacher who’s passionately committed to sharing Yoga with others who, like her, were sick of feeling less than vibrant.

Before Kassandra started practicing, she barely had any energy. She couldn't quiet her mind for a single minute and always seemed to have aches and pains in her legs and lower back. Once she started practicing regularly, bit by bit she became stronger, calmer, and braver. Yoga is ingrained in her daily life in a fundamental way. It helps her meet any challenges she faces by teaching her to be present, focused, and receptive.

Kassandra believes that integrating just a little bit of Yoga into your life can help you make some drastic shifts. Whether that's going to class once a week, doing a few poses at home, or taking five minutes to meditate in your car, it's worth it. Her aim is to create accessible, easy-to-follow Yoga classes that students can do in the comfort of their own homes to make their well-being a priority.

 

Evolving Your Yoga Practice (+ Your Yoga Teaching) with Alexandria Crow
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 37:50
Evolving Your Yoga Practice (+ Your Yoga Teaching) with Alexandria Crow

When Alex Crow and I hopped on Skype, I hadn’t realized she was one of the two  HardTail gals… For those who didn’t subscribe to Yoga Journal over the past decade- you wouldn’t recognize her side view or backside in various level 3 poses. Alex went through some asthtanga-based injuries before slowly her practice way down and teaching in her own integrity.

In this conversation with Alex you can eavesdrop on us on two seasoned yoga teachers discussing about the evolution of the practice and the teaching

 

I rap with Alexandria Crow about:

  • Why the sedentary lifestyle and intense practice lead to injury
  • Where advanced teachers start co-creating the experience with their students
  • Tips for Yoga Studios who aren’t serving advanced students or teachers
  • How to teach with personal integrity

 

 

Links:

 

BIO:

 

Alexandria Crow’s yoga experience has been a journey of transformation that has led to self acceptance and a sense of ease with herself and the world around her. The physical challenges of a rigorous yoga asana practice initially provided a natural familiarity for the former competitive gymnast, through injury and inquiry her practice and teaching has evolved towards sustainability. The study of the yogic philosophy has given her tools she uses to approach life with steadiness. Her practice has taught her the importance of accessing the present moment and how one’s thoughts are not an accurate representation of who each of us are at the source. With this clarity, she’s able to live life with more ease.

Alex shares her personal experience of the transformative nature of a yoga practice with her students. Her classes are unique in their style and are wisely designed and are based on the actual mechanics of the body and allow students to explore their personal range of motion and capabilities in relation to each class's focus. She asks her students to observe the roots of their actions  to know why they are making certain choices and to understand that while they can or cannot do something doesn't necessarily mean that they  should on either side.  She teaches her students to experience the impermanent sensations of the body while watching how those sensations beget thoughts and how those thoughts beget an action that may or may not always be wise or based in the present moment. Alex’s emphasis on paying attention and her insistence on each individual respecting their own uniqueness encourages them to love and celebrate who they are. It’s this love of their own unique perfection that creates true change in her students so they can connect with more grace to themselves, to others and to the world.

Alex is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain in the simplest terms the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable for everyone, of every level and of every walk of life. She shares this knowledge with her students and other teachers so they can practice and teach wisely, sustainably and mindfully. Her continuing education workshops train teachers to be better informed on yogic philosophy, the physical mechanics of the body and how they apply to asana. Her Yoga Physics mentorship program is helping teachers build on their strengths, develop their weaknesses while discovering their own unique voices.

The Innovative Intersection of Worldly and Yogic Paths with Rod Stryker
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 44:34
The Innovative Intersection of Worldly and Yogic Paths with Rod Stryker

In the drama of modern-day hyperstimulation and overwhelm, any one of us can easily lose track of our dharma, our soul purpose. In the modern lifestyle — with all of its Vata aggravations of too much information and too many stimuli for our sense organs to process — it’s a wonder we even get dinner on the table.

We’re moving toward more mass confusion, not more mental clarity, as a modern species. Amidst this chaos I have a very sane, sound, and innovative conversation with modern guru Rod Stryker.

So, what’s the key to awakening to your dharma? Have a strong enough desire to pursue it. Bestir your desire by listening to Rod.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Why dharma ≠ profession
  • Why innovating is the natural pattern of the brain
  • The innovative intersection of the worldly path and the Yogic path

 

I rap with Rod Stryker about the Innovative Nature of Dharma:

  • How to discover your dharma’s shadow side: your vikulpa
  • Find out if you’re exploring or exploiting with your brain
  • How to attune to the the imperative of your soul

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 6:00 — We need to become both materially and spiritually fulfilled. You can have more than enough, materially speaking, and still be at a loss when it comes to having deep meaning. Do both types of work in earnest.
  • 11:10 — Our brains are fundamentally creative organisms. They’re constantly looking to innovate. But under stress, they go into “exploitation mode” and recirculate old information, which causes us to live old patterns.
  • 18:45 — We’re physically configured to innovate. Material and spiritual paths require this innovation to spur our own personal evolutions. But the process of innovation still requires us to be awake and aware and open to it to fully happen.
  • 23:30 — If you approach the goal of self-mastery while honoring the greater good, the universe will support you. If you want freedom, live for the purpose — for living on the edge.
  • 28:15 — Dharma is a chapter-by-chapter experience, not one main life purpose. It’s not what you do or how you make a living — it’s how you’re showing up as a person.
  • 30:25 — Your dharma doesn’t change throughout your life, but its expression does. It’s up to you to figure out what material you need to bring along.
  • 36:20 — A lot of us continue to do what we’re good at, not what we need to do. But we’re not using our full selves, and we need to find new paradigms.

 

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Innovating is the natural pattern of the brain.” –Rod Stryker
  • “Freedom — svatantrya — is living on the edge.” –Rod Stryker
  • “Dharma ≠ profession.” –Rod Stryker
  • “You are born with dharma.” –Rod Stryker
  • “If you always nurture dharma, dharma will always nurture you.” – Rod Stryker

 

BIO:

Yogarupa Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He has taught for more than 35 years, dedicating his life to improving others’ lives through his lectures, writing, creativity, leadership, and service.

After decades of study, intensive practice, and apprenticeship with internationally renowned Yoga masters, Rod founded ParaYoga® to create a resource for the time-tested wisdom of the Yoga tradition. As part of ParaYoga®'s Master Training program, he recently launched one of the most comprehensive online Yoga teacher trainings in the world.

Renowned for his depth of knowledge, practical wisdom, and unique ability to transmit the deepest teachings to modern audiences, Rod is a leading spokesperson for living a life of purpose, fulfillment, and freedom on two fronts. On one, he offers accessible wisdom and practices to wide audiences — those who simply want to live more joyfully and effectively. He’s also a leading authoritative source for experienced students and teachers of Yoga and meditation. Rod is a mentor to hundreds of teachers and thousands of students worldwide.

Building Your Influence + Your Team with Your Values with Nor Franco
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 51:44
Building Your Influence + Your Team with Your Values with Nor Franco

Last year I learned how to codify and lead to the values intrinsic in Yogahealer. I learned how to hire for values first and skills second. This learning enabled Nor and I to find each other and to get quick traction in leading the team at Yogahealer into the next phase of development together.

So much flack is thrown at businesses who have a global remote team. Terms like off-shore labor often bring dirty business practices and unethical leaders to mind. The idea of saving a buck at the expense of our humanity is where the conversation tends to go.

Nor and I show a whole other world that is happening simultaneously. A world in which we and zillions of other small businesses are having a truly evolutionary connection with remote global teamwork.  Like Nor says, “At Yogahealer we are a mini United Nations.”

Learn from what is working with us. Apply it to your family, your teams, your work.

I rap with Nor Franco about Leading + Managing with Values:

  • How values lead the way in leadership
  • How  global remote teams can be life-enhancing for their people
  • How to become a better leader and a better manager

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • You’ll diversify your perspective on teamwork + values
  • The most essential skill of a manager

 

Links:

http://www.nextmanager.net/

 

Show Notes:

 

  • 5:45 — Working with a global group isn’t “dirty labor”; it’s helping to create an inspiring global marketplace that’s truly enriching lives. The personal ethics of small businesses create an environment where people from around the world can benefit from sharing each other’s skills.
  • 9:45 — There’s a big difference in the mindset of “remote teams” versus “outsourcing.” The team is the most important component, and values can align whether or not the team is working remotely or in person — there’s no difference in terms of ethics.
  • 14:40 — Company culture is what matters when it comes to letting a team of people fully harness their skills. People even get healthier together this way.
  • 22:30 — It’s easy to get excited about work and about being on a team when the work is fulfilling and impactful and the team is cohesive with shared values.
  • 29:20 — There are many ways to become an effective manager, but most important among them is knowing your core strengths. You have to manage yourself first!
  • 33:25 — Just because you’re a good leader doesn’t mean you’re also inherently a good manager. But you can still learn — or outsource those tasks to other team members.
  • 42:00 — When we work on teams, we pool our strengths. Our skills become each other’s skills, and this connection builds shared trust.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When these teams come together online, they’re creating beautiful things.”
  • “There’s actually no difference between having your people in the same room on the same floor of a building and getting to talk to them online with the technology right now.”
  • “What really matters is that you’re developing a team that is actually cohesive. They actually value each other, and they actually are caring for the welfare of others.”
  • “It’s just amazing — putting these people together in one place.”
  • “Being able to build teams and build trust without needing to meet in person — these are the skills of the future.”

 

 

BIO:

Nor is a Corporate Executive for more than 2 decades; and currently a Freelance Management Consultant and founder at nextManager.net. He works with over 100 remote workers on various teams and business initiatives. He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Agile Project Management, Business Process Improvement, Strategic HR, and Lean Management.

Experience Body Acceptance on the Cellular Level with Anna Guest-Jelley
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 43:09
Experience Body Acceptance on the Cellular Level with Anna Guest-Jelley

Anna is big into Body Acceptance and I’m big into Body Thrive. In this episode we tease apart the levels and layers on the journey to deeply embodied living. Anna Guest-Jelley is the founder of Curvy Yoga, the author of Curvy Yoga: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day. She and I have talked before on the show. I was curious about what happened since the last time we talked about the growth of Curvy Yoga and their curriculum development and her life at the helm of a growing yoga organization.

I rap with Anna Guest-Jelley about:
  • Body Acceptance
  • How Yoga works on Beginners
  • Why the process of self- acceptance + cellular embodiment take time
  • Is a support community a necessity to evolve?

From Anna “One thing that's really up for me right now is *how* we learn to listen to our bodies -- and particularly how yoga can help us with that. I think of body acceptance as an ongoing conversation with our bodies, so this listening skill is really key. We talk about both how this unfolds for us as students/practitioners as well as how teachers can help facilitate it.”

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

 

Links:   Show Notes:

 

Favorite Quotes:
  • “The goal is to move from Body Acceptance to Body Blessedness.  We are blessed to have a body. Not just accept it - but to deeply, cellularly embody the blessing.” Cate

 

Related podcasts:   BIO:

Anna Guest-Jelley is founder and CEO (Curvy Executive Officer) at Curvy Yoga, a training and inspiration portal offering classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, a virtual yoga studio and lots of love and support to people of every shape and size — all over the world.

Anna is a writer, teacher and lifelong champion for women’s empowerment and body acceptance. Co-editor of “Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body” (Llewellyn), Anna has been featured online and in print at The New York Times, The Washington Post, xoJane, The Daily Love, MariaShriver.com, US News & World Report, Southern Living, Vogue Italia, Yoga International, Yoga Journal and more. Visit Curvy Yoga online.

The Dharmic Intersection of a Soul Journey, Autoimmune Healing Crisis + Start Up Entrepreneur with Reena Jadhav
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 50:03
The Dharmic Intersection of a Soul Journey, Autoimmune Healing Crisis + Start Up Entrepreneur with Reena Jadhav

I wanted to talk with Reena, founder of HEalerpedia because after she interviewed me twice about Ayurveda I got curious about who she was. Turns out she is one smart cookie - coaching Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in the success of their start-ups.  With one degree from Wharton and an MBA from Harvard Reena’s healing journey is of particular interest to me.

Her career path was interrupted a soul journey health crisis. After getting nowhere fast she took back her life into her own hands and found her healers, her doctors, her support team to help her regain her body. In the process she awoke to the crisis of health care and where start ups and venture capital can make a difference. She is at that cool start up place of whole, ready, and curious about where her dharma and the marketplace will take her.

 

I rap with Reena Jadhav about healing her dharma + healing her Autoimmune disease:

  • Earning a Masters in Self Health Care
  • How an imbalance of surrender and control contributed to her disease pattern
  • How she healed her CIPO
  • Why it takes a team, not a doctor, to heal yourself

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

BIO:

Reena is a tech entrepreneur and investor turned health crusader. she had her first health crisis with colon cancer at 35 years and a second health crisis in september 2015 which almost killed her. After 18 months of fighting ferociously to get back her health she is on a mission to share the truth she learned. The truth about why we are getting sicker and how we can get our health back, naturally. She may have gotten a harvard mba and graduated at the top of her class at wharton undergrad but the last 18 months proved to her that our education system is letting us down when it comes to owning and protecting our health. And without great health, life sucks. she has founded healerpedia as the directory for top doctors and healers in integrative, alternative and functional medicine. So everyone has a chance at great health!

Tiffany Cruikshank on Knowing Yourself with Yoga
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 40:56
Tiffany Cruikshank on Knowing Yourself with Yoga

In this episode, I visit with Tiffany Cruikshank, a global Yoga-teaching force in and of herself. We connect around how Yoga bridges the Eastern medicine energetics into Western Yoga students’ lives. See how she’s upleveling the physiology and anatomy training in the Yoga teachers she certifies.

 

I rap with Tiffany Cruikshank about Anatomy for Yoga Teachers:
  • How Yoga is about noticing what works
  • Longevity vs. short-term health
  • Why teens need Yoga for discipline + dedication
  • How Yoga Medicine came about
  • How our Yoga practices have changed over time

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • Why it’s important to get out of “pill and a bill” mode and into holistic care — looking at the whole person and who that person is — when you’re looking for or need to guide health improvements
  • How looking at yourself and at illness like they’re trees can help you see the bigger picture of symptoms and wellness, from root to branches
  • An understanding of what exponential value is in the scope of health and why it’s important
  • What happens when East meets West in blending Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda
  • Why you need to leave room for inquiry in personal practice

 

Links:   Show Notes:
  • 2:39 — The “big picture” approach is the best way to look at yourself or someone you’re trying to help, and Eastern medicine can provide a blend of techniques that make doing this much more effective.
  • 8:27 — The nature of healing and recovery is not a “quick fix.” They’re slow paths, and climbing out of the depths can take a long time — a speed we’re not accustomed to in this day and age.
  • 13:34 — Tiffany shares her motivation, how she created her methodology, and how they both have morphed.
  • 18:07 — We’re facing an overwhelming inundation of information these days, and it’s hard to know what’s really healthy and what works. We need mindfulness while we investigate.
  • 24:10 — One of the most powerful things about Yoga is that it lets you live in the moment and focus on how you feel right now, not worry about how you felt yesterday.
  • 30:24 — People get confused when they first enter the Yoga world. They want to know a cut-and-dry “right way” to do things, but it’s not that easy. For Tiffany, teaching anatomy and physiology to students, and letting them decide, is what Yoga Medicine is all about. Part of respecting each individual is not having a “right way” to do things.
  • 32:21 — How do our practices and businesses need to change to support who we’re becoming next?

 

Favorite Quotes:
  • “We can take some of these concepts from Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda that are really relevant to Yoga and our students to get back inside the big picture.”
  • “We know when something’s wrong, but we often forget as things get better.”
  • “Listening is a form of compassion.”
  • “Healthcare providers always feel like we have to have all the answers and know everything. The reality is, we don’t know everything. Science doesn’t know everything.”
  • “Can I take care of myself without ruminating and obsessing about it and still allow myself to appreciate the moment?”

 

BIO:

Tiffany Cruikshank is an internationally renowned Yoga instructor who has  spent the past 20 years crafting  a methodology for teaching and practicing  Yoga. In these methods, the practice is melded with Eastern and Western notions of  medicine. Cruikshank’s teachings are held up by her work as a holistic health  practitioner, acupuncturist, and sports medicine expert. Based in Seattle,  Cruikshank teaches regularly for YogaGlo and travels extensively around  the world. She’s also the author of Meditate Your Weight.  Her approach has helped thousands of Yogis around the world see their  practice in a new light as a result of Cruikshank’s innovative thinking and  dedication to the practice.

My Best 10 Career Tips to Grow Your Wellness Practice
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 22:52
My Best 10 Career Tips to Grow Your Wellness Practice

My first Ayurvedic Practitioner teacher was Mary Thompson at the California College of Ayurveda (CCA). Mary and I both ended up parking trailers on the land of dear Linsey Richards, who owned a beautiful lot an a tributary to the Yuba River. This particular creek has a spectacular 50 foot waterfall.

I remember the first seeds of Yogahealer that you shared with me in your tiny trailer on Linsey’s property,” recalls Mary,  “I would like to share a small part of your story with the graduates of CCA and, if you have any words of wisdom for them, I’d like to share those, too.” Linsey Richards, a generous soul who was running the Pancha Karma Clinic for the California College of Ayurveda, took us in as Ayurvedic wanderlusters. She invited us to each park a trailer on her land above the waterfall.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • Get Cate’s best advice for your wellness pro career development
  • Shortcut the hard lessons you learned as an Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • Learn why you want to focus on results with your clients

I had the extremely good fortune to be nurtured and nourished by these two deep lovers of Ayurveda. I was apprenticing at CCA in the herb department and the Pancha Karma department under Linsey’s tutelage. We’d head back to the gorgeous spot Linsey owned above the Yuba River after work/school. We lived, breathed and conversed Ayurveda.

Mary recently contacted me to let me know that she is leaving her long time teaching position at California College of Ayurveda at the end of the year. CCA asked her to be the speaker at this year’s graduation. She reached out to me because of our strong connection back in 1999.  I was honored to hear what she had to say next:

“I want to leave the graduates with an inspirational message about some graduates of CCA and what they have done since their graduation.

I find the work you are doing out in the world to be inspirational.  Having known you as a student and to see what you have manifested since that time is certainly inspiring to me.  I remember the first seeds of Yogahealer that you shared with me in your tiny trailer on Linsey’s property.  I would like to share a small part of your story with the graduates and, if you have any words of wisdom for them, I’d like to share those, too.

I’ve been able to get some info from your website, but would love to hear any advice you might give to a new graduate.  Do you have any advice for the new graduate?  Imagine if you as who you are today could have whispered something to yourself during your own graduation ceremony, what would that have been?”

Mary’s question forced me to think about what I would say to myself if I could travel back in time from today to my past self at my time of graduation. When I graduated I already had started www.yogahealer.com. Last year, we did about $1.2 M in revenue and we have a team of 10. We have 55 workstudies on the team in mentoring and community leadership roles. To say I could have even dreamed this when I graduated school is a stretch beyond my imagination.

 

Here are the 10 steps I came up with in response to the question.

“Imagine if you as who you are today could have whispered something to yourself during your own graduation ceremony, what would that have been?”

 

1. Feel your care. Tap into your desire to be of service, to help people, don’t focus what you’re getting, focus on what you’re giving. Get good at serving and the opportunities will follow.

2. Get experience + get results as quickly as you can. Whittle away your 10000 hours, as Malcolm Gladwell would say. Don’t worry about what to charge people. Find out if you can provide value. Once you are providing value and getting results for people – you’ll have a much better sense of how you can exchange your value in the marketplace. As I learned from Greg Hartle, author of Ten Dollars and a Laptop, “You serve at the pleasure of the marketplace.”

3. Design a journey for your future clients.  You can use emails, phone calls, videos, worksheets, checklists, quizzes, retreats, 1-1 time, group time and a mix of it all. Focus on where the people who come to you want to go -and design for that.

4. Invest in learning a better business model as an Ayurvedic practitioner. I grew up semi-affluent. As a typical pitta-head I had a strong affinity for the finer things in life. I also have an ego the size of a mac truck. I wanted not just be good in my chosen career, I felt extremely driven to be great. I wanted to thrive, not survive, as a wellness pro. Implementing the right business model made the difference in income, and more importantly, it made the difference in impact. Most practitioners are unaware that they even have a business model for how they market, how they sell, how the deliver the experience of wellness. First, realize that there is a model out there that will lead you to your desired impact and desired results. Then, find it. I explain the model I use in this free training at www.yogahealthcoaching.com/thrive.

5. Find the people who want help. Go to where the people who want help are already hanging out. Don’t try to get people to come to you. Don’t try to convince people they need your help. For starters, remember to who you were 3 steps ago on your journey to thrive. What questions were you asking? Where you spending time? What would have engaged you into investing in what you most wanted 3 steps back? The marketers who are really good at this focus on their unique niche with specificity. Start with an internal investigation into the past version of yourself(think 3 steps back). Based on what you discover, Write an outline for free talk. Deliver that free talk and end it with an invitation for people to have a conversation with you.

6. lnvest in your interests. Notice your “aha’s. Pay attention to where your interests lead. Trust the shakti, the creative force of the universe, that arises as your own yearning to do what you want to do. Notice Who You’re Noticing. Notice whose work you’re attracted to. Get in touch with your own desire to be good at guiding people to thrive. Desire to be great and study those who are great. Journal on your desires and end each entry with an action step to make something happen, or to run a small experiment to see how deep that desire goes or where it leads next.

7. Form a pro posse. Stick together. Form a mesh, form a mastermind, get stronger together. Help each other to get established and take off. For starters, do a little research on Mastermind groups. Then,  write a list of 4-6 people who are like you in wanting to develop their careers, and who are at about the same stage. Do a quick interview with each of them to see if they are a fit. Then, schedule your first meeting using a group scheduling tool like www.doodle.com.

8. Learn the Yoga of sales + marketing. Don’t fall for the hype of the latest and greatest in how to grow your clientele. Learn the time tested essentials of sales and marketing. Respect the wisdom of the great teachers of sales and the great gurus of marketing. It’s the yogic path of the marketplace and it leads to having a deeper, bigger, and more long lasting impact. Learn how to market, how to sell, even before you know what you’re marketing and selling. Start now and you’ll be able to support yourself.

9. Befriend technology + hire a techie V.A. Whether you want to make a living or make a fortune, you live in the age of the search engine. You have the power to design an original and uniquely valuable experience for the people you want to help. Search for yourself on the internet. Imagine someone has just heard your name for the first time? Google yourself…Is that the experience you want someone to have? They hear about your great work, then what? Improve the experience. Over the years I wanted my peeps to have a better experience, so I hired virtual assistants from Upwork.com to design the website, run the Facebook ads, take care of the customer service.

10. Become a better version of yourself. Raise your own bar in how you can help people. Know who you are by studying your personality tests. Know your assets and grow them. Discover your native genius and develop that. But, whatever you do, don’t ever present yourself as knowing it all or having it all together. You’ll create more separation than connection, which will keep your clients from getting results. Not to mention you’ll feel like a fraud.

 

Links:

 

BIO:

Cate founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching.

Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

Cate have had a blast innovating on the edge of a 5000 year old deep wellness wisdom tradition. Tapping modern culture into ancient traditions is what Yogahealer has always been about and continues to become next!

Rewilding Ourselves + Our Kids with Sean Guinan, Holistic Pediatrics 101
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 42:33
Rewilding Ourselves + Our Kids with Sean Guinan, Holistic Pediatrics 101

Have you heard of rewilding? Rewilding means restoring ancestral ways of living that create greater health and well-being for humans and the ecosystems that we belong to. This is the topic of today’s show with Holistic Pediatric Doctor and father of four, Sean Guinan. We get into the real deal conversation in our own lives with how we are rewilding ourselves and our families, shaping our culture

I rap with Sean Guinan about Rewilding Ourselves:

  • Probiotics vs. good dirt
  • Upleveling our perspective about what is normal, healthy, and natural?
  • Forest Bathing for and HIIT for Mountain Bikers
  • Why we own Trampolines instead of Playhouses
  • Baby Steps in Rewilding Yourself and Your Family

 

Links:

 

Sean’s blogs on this topic:

 

Get Out of Your Box + into Your Journey with Allie Van Fossen
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 44:52
Get Out of Your Box + into Your Journey with Allie Van Fossen

Allie left her corporate marketing job to get her soul back. Yoga was her key “get out of jail free card.” She stopped numbing herself and starting taking care of her body and her spirit. Soon, The Journey Junkie was born.

In this conversation, we talk about why the Yoga and mindfulness movement co-arises with the “follow your calling out of your cubicle” movement. We dive into how to be smart and brave and get the next chapter of your life on.

Allie writes, “Aha moment for me: that our physical Yoga practice isn't enough to help do the work, to help us ‘live our journey’ (this is my motto within my community). As Yoga teachers, we have to introduce mindfulness and healthy habits, speak from a place of authenticity, share our shortcomings, and also touch on integration.”

 

I rap with Allie Van Fossen about busting out of cubicles to enjoy transformation:

 

  • Getting out of the box into a freedom-based lifestyle
  • Why we’re in a feedback loop of recycled ideas and inspiration
  • Why we need to stop defining our roles based on narrow thinking — if we’re in boxes, we’re keeping ourselves there
  • Why insurance for “staying safe” doesn’t provide actual assurance or security at all

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:  

  • Learn why gossip gets phased out of the Yoga lifestyle
  • Understand The Numb Path vs. The Growth Path
  • See why real living always lands you in the unknown
  • Learn how to focus on the next chapter of your life instead of the big wide open
  • Find out to what degree you’re tapping into the capacities of your chakras

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 2:20 — Allie brings up a personal example to discuss how walking away from the box — the safety net — helps you get lit up with something you really love to do.
  • 4:45 — We’re called to follow different people and ideas, but getting stuck in a workflow loop and sitting at a desk all day prevent that by leading to a rut of “absolute blah.”
  • 8:30 — There’s intense responsibility in directing our own awareness, but many people are afraid to take responsibility for making the choices that’ll get them into a more creative, active zone.
  • 14:25 — A huge shift occurs when you stop putting up with what you don’t like and say yes to what you do like.
  • 19:00 — Have a willingness to recognize and let go of old habits and patterns. Take a deeper look at what isn’t serving you — like gossip.
  • 28:05 — When we’re looking to grow and live our dreams, we need to focus on just getting to the next chapter — even if we don’t know what the chapter after it holds. It’ll appear when the time is right.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “I remember calling my mom and saying my soul was being sucked out of me in that cubicle.”
  • “I think a lot of people — when they’re stuck in that desk job — it’s because they won’t force something else to happen. They won’t force function out of their choices. They don’t come up with the better ideas...and they wonder, ‘Why can’t I make the leap?’”
  • “Once you start to peel away some of the layers of self-doubt and insecurity and start fueling your confidence through your entire lifestyle...the creativity starts zooming into your brain out of nowhere.”
  • “What does your tongue like to taste? What cloth makes your skin happy?”
  • “All these small life shifts start to happen and they’re tugging at you and they’re asking you and they’re really pulling at you. The more you tap into it, the harder it pulls and the better it feels to follow the pull.”

 

BIO:

Allie is the creator behind the online Yoga and life inspiration community, The Journey Junkie. She strives to help others live their journeys through the practices of Yoga, mindfulness, healthy living, and sharing her personal story alongside her tribe. She’s also the soul behind the newly created podcast Truth + Dare, a community that's dedicated to female empowerment through living our truth and daring to change.

Core Strength from a Centered Body with Donna Farhi
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Core Strength from a Centered Body with Donna Farhi

In our obsession for a lean strong core we get injured. That is what world-class yoga teacher trainer Donna Farhi has discovered in injured yoga teachers that find their way to her classroom for healing. Donna’s newest release, Pathways to a Centered Body, coauthored with  Leila Stuart, and remarkably Illustrated by Sonya Rooney is the best book ever to be released on the yoga of healing back pain. It’s also the best book to be released on the inner body exploration of core yoga. In this interview you’ll learn how your psoas has everything to do with your moment to moment experience. Whether you experience pain or pulsating bliss, you can trace the roots of your experience to the current state of your psoas. Your Psoas is your “hidden treasure” .

Most yoga teachers get giddy when talking about the psoas. In Pathways to a Centered Body Donna worked with Sonya Rooney to get the best illustrations to date for you to depict the pattern of your inner body.

           

I rap with Donna Farhi about Unwinding into Deep Core Strength and Back Bone Integrity

  • Donna + Leila’s 6 step Protocol to healing back pain
  • WHat body part Donna calls the Industrial Strength Columns
  • How our western language keeps us trapped in an unempowered physical experience
  • What Yoga Sutras 46-48 have to do with advancing your core experience
  • How do tap into the physical intelligence of your enteric nervous system

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • What is going on beneath your skin from the  long term impact of trauma
  • Understand the connection between your nervous system and your spina
  • Get how your psoas and diaphragm determine eachother’s reality

 

Links:

Other treasures by Donna Farhi:

  • The Breathing Book
  • Yoga, Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness
  • Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship

               

BIO:

Donna Farhi has been practicing Yoga for forty years and teaching since 1982. She is one of the most sought-after guest teachers in the world leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally. Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living. Her fourth book Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide. She has been profiled in four separate publications on exceptional contemporary teachers of our time, including Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga. Her fifth book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease, will be released in May, 2017. American born, Donna now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand on a 30-acre farm with her partne r and her horses Santosha and Pavana.

 

Favorite Quotes

  • “We want the best teachers to have the best impact.”
  • “Americans say  “He has a good head on his shoulders. In Japan they say, “His Hara is rising.”
  • “Focus the mind on what is unchanging.”
  • “Develop a high standard for comfort.”

People used to come to class with complaints such as neck tension, lower back pain, and stress that were the result of overall body stiffness and immobility. Gentle alignment-based yoga was an incredibly effective tool for healing these issues. Two decades later, Donna is seeing an alarming trend of Yoga practitioners attending her intensives with chronic and acute conditions and injuries that are the result of hypermobility rather than stiffness. It would seem the tables have turned. When did yoga change from being a healing modality to a harming modality? How can we reaffirm and restore the central values of yoga as a relevant, practical and healing art and science?

The writing of my new book, coauthored with Leila Stuart, "Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain, and Moving with Ease", was motivated by a desire to share ways of preventing and resolving injuries and developing the kind of core strength that builds sustainable practice.

Core fitness has become a catch-phrase, even in Yoga circles. What do we really mean when we talk about core? Why is it important to balance, release and lengthen the deep core muscles before beginning strengthening work?

Apart from the obvious physical benefits, what are some of the other benefits of focusing on centering, strength and stability in Yoga practice?

How are teachers contributing to the problem of competitiveness in Yoga and what are some of the ways we can encourage people to work within healthy constraints?

The myth "no pain, no gain" has now become deeply embedded in the worldwide yoga psyche. Why is this misguided?

Back pain is a huge problem in the general population, so it's not surprising that a large percentage of people coming to yoga class have preexisting back problems. How can focusing on core balance help resolve many of these problems?

Unlocking Your Subtle Body Anatomy + Deep Time with Tias Little
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 40:32
Unlocking Your Subtle Body Anatomy + Deep Time with Tias Little

When we’re in the world of distraction we have a momentum that brings us to move distraction, to more overwhelm. He starts talking about the “almost a chakra” around your ear… and what happens when the temporal bone floats. This episode is a gateway into the subtle body experience via Tias’s transmission.

Meet Tias Little and his newest book, [Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga](http://amzn.to/2pyegnQ). Of course, many of you have already been touched by the depth of Tias’s work. In this episode Tias describes his fascination with exploring and decoded the subtle body, and gives us a guidebook to know our own technology, our own unending interiors, and the great peace within.

I rap with Tias Little about the Yoga of the Subtle Body:

  • How the subtle Body unlocks a better human experience
  • Becoming present through understanding your past as vibratory patterns + memories
  • Discover the  Soundless Place within you
  • Unlock time by opening space with the temporal bone around your ear
  • Processing emotions in the present

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How Tias starts his day
  • Why you want to start to sit and explore your breath
  • What is happens as Tias grows older and wiser

Links:

BIO:

Tias’s unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore, India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. Thus his teaching brings together precision of alignment, anatomical detail and a profound meditative experience. Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. His teaching style is unique in being able to weave together poetic metaphor with clear instruction filled with compassion and humor. Tias earned a Master’s degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998. Tias is the author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdropand Yoga of the Subtle Body.

Favorite Quotes:

“Time gets trapped in the body.” - Tias Little

“We can get trapped in time in the identifications we make about who we are.” - Tias Little

“The temporal bone around the ear is almost a chakra.” - Tias Little

Jason Nemer on AcroYoga, Trust, Connectivity, + the Small Powerful Communities
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 51:10
Jason Nemer on AcroYoga, Trust, Connectivity, + the Small Powerful Communities

Jason Nemer was an acrobat before he co-founded Acroyoga. In this episode Jason and I have a natural conversation about Trust, Connectivity, + the Small Powerful Communities. We talk about what happens when we leave the solitude of our own mats and open the gateways to new levels of human connection, healing, and communication.We talk about the evolutions in Acroyoga to acrofit, and what you can learn from your physical body and in your relationships... We also talk about the importance of developing skills in connection, compassion and communities on the path of Yoga.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

 

  • Jason’s evolving dharma + what the next phase of his growth is about
  • What trust has to do with yoga
  • What happens when shy yoga come to acroyoga
  • Doing yoga together vs. alone- sensitivity to each other. the relationship between cause and effect between each other. what are the common big “aha’s” of your students?
  • The potential to being an amazing partner
  • What you can learn from the roles in the smallest community

 

Link:

BIO:

Jason wants to live in a world where strangers from different cultures can become friends through the joy of playfulness. Seeing people shift their beliefs about themselves, each other and the world is what motivates him. He is forever amazed at how a first AcroYoga flight can dissolve barriers of language and country, or how one improvement on a handstand can invigorate new possibilities of strength, balance, and progress.

 

About Acroyoga

AcroYoga elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. Acro in Greek  means high, or elevated. Yoga in Sanskrit commonly translates to notions of union, or joining. The experience of taking flight with AcroYoga instantly dissolves fears and invites practitioners to tap into new and infinite possibilities of communication, trust, and union. By combining acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts, the practice of AcroYoga has built a community of active teachers and practitioners all over the world.

AcroYoga International was founded by Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein in 2003. They were the first to codify the AcroYoga practice in 2006. Their work culminated into not only manuals, but also cultivated formalized educational paths that have promoted the highest levels of safety, expression, and straight up fun.

The Dharma of Ayurvedic Medicine Making with Todd Caldecott
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 47:38
The Dharma of Ayurvedic Medicine Making with Todd Caldecott

Todd recently returned from taking a group to Nepal to study the Vajracharya tradition of Ayurveda. Vajracharya, and the transmission of Ayurveda as an expression of their Buddhist vow to alleviate suffering. Ever since, the Vajracharya lineage has maintained their original vows and served their community as skilled physicians, never once charging for a medical consultation.

“Working with Vaidya Madhu (Vaidya Mana’s son), particularly in difficult-to-treat or long-standing cases, I find that these remedies exist in a class apart from anything else I have tried in 20 years of practice. I have even compared these remedies to others that are supposedly the same or similar, but have learned there is no comparison to the 800 years of knowledge and experience that goes into making these medications.”

I rap with Todd Caldecott about the History of Ayurveda

  • The processes of making traditional medicines
  • How he is connecting the Vajracharya with modern western Ayurveda practitioners
  • The fetishism of importing formulas from India + Nepal
  • The innovations of small batch medicine making where east meets west

Links:

BIO:

Todd's training as a clinician in herbal medicine began in 1992 during his search to resolve a chronic digestive disorder he acquired while traveling on the cheap in India. In his search for relief he tried many different things including modern medicine, naturopathic medicine, homeopathy and Chinese medicine, but nothing seemed to shift his health issues until he met an Ayurveda physician named Dr T. Sukumaran. His simple and informed recommendations, which essentially taught him how to take care of myself, sparked what has now become a life-long fascination and study with Ayurveda and traditional medicine. Since this time, he went on to complete his training as a practicing medical herbalist, studied Ayurveda in India, and later becoming director of herbal college and publishing a textbook in Ayurveda. He has been in clinical practice since 1995, and have practiced all over the world, working with a variety of health issues from the common cold to cancer (for his c/v please click this link). Tradition is his inspiration. He explain this in large part because he was born without any kind of tradition: his cultural heritage is a product of being a native of Vancouver, a city on the western edge of the Western world, where East becomes West, suffused and tempered with the raw abundance and beauty of the Pacific Rim.

Author of Food As Medicine.

The concept of 'food as medicine' is rooted in our most ancient of traditions, including Greek, Indian and Chinese medicine. If we consider the anthropological evidence it is very likely that our hunter-gatherer ancestors learned about medicinal herbs by observing wild animals deliberately eating certain plants in their diet as a way to treat different health issues. For all of nature and throughout the history of traditional medicine there has never been any real separation between food and medicine, and the present work aims to restore this connection. Informed by the theory and practices of Ayurveda and scientific research, Food As Medicine: The Theory and Practice of Food provides a practical and lucid

 

Unearth Your Dream with Cate Stillman
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 27:36
Unearth Your Dream with Cate Stillman

Today I’m going to tell you how I tap into the Five Elements of Ayurveda to make every next chapter of my life simultaneously more dynamic, more on target, and more easeful — and it’s going to be a real eye-opener for you. The 5 Elemental Core Competencies is what this podcast is about. Either you’ve learned these competencies and are living a life beyond your dreams, or you need to uplevel specific elemental competencies.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Which element (space, air, fire, water, earth) to start with)
  • How to unearth your dream
  • Why Your Intuition Needs Clean + Clear Space to be Perceived

 

LINKS:

Take the Unearth Your Dream survey.

Get signed up for the free video training on Unearthing Your Dream.

 

BIO:

Cate Stillman is a tribe leader and small business owner who rose from a background as an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and Environmentalist. A wellness professional turned curriculum innovator, she has built and nurtures her tribe toward her worldwide vision for healthier communities and healthier ecosystems since 2001.  

She holds a chair at the table of female business owners who have broken the $1 million mark in revenue. (Notably, less than 3% of all business owners, and less than 2% of female business owners crush this barrier.)  She leads a thriving virtual team at Yogahealer.com and YogaHealthCoaching.com with team members from 4 continents and 10 countries. Cate is a leader of an emerging business model based on collective evolution and collective collaborative leadership. She is continually expanding a workstudy program based on collective leadership with over 55 mentors. Yogahealer is on track to double both in revenue, course members and workstudy mentors by the end of 2018.

She is also mother to Indigo (age 9) and wife to Winston. Her family is lives bi-annually between the Teton Mountains of Wyoming and the Bay of Banderas in Mexico, where they stand up paddle river run, surf, ski, backcountry ski and mountain bike. Recently she funded the construction of an ultra-efficient modern house which her husband designed and built for their unique desires, which is now one of their homes.

In a nutshell Cate leads a lifestyle brand with a sizable, organic following of people who want to raise their own bar and live a creative, inspired and interconnected life beyond their current expectations.

Nurturing Relationships + Svadyaya as a Modern, Online Yoga Teacher with Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 48:53
Nurturing Relationships + Svadyaya as a Modern, Online Yoga Teacher with Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski

Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski (Miller) is a yoga teacher with over 300,000 social media fans. She has an intense travel schedule and a full portfolio of online yoga classes. On this episode of Dharma & Dollars she reveals the history of her career and future plans. If you'll a yoga teacher, don’t miss this episode.

I rap with Mackenzie Miller Kozlowski about Nurturing Relationships as a Yoga Teacher:

  • Making yoga a full-time and affluent career
  • How to stay grounded in a career that is entered around the use of travel and social media
  • Generational + technology differences in yoga teachers

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How MacKenzie was able to
  • The power of svadyaya (self-study) on the path
  • How she makes a living  + how that will change in the future

 

Links:

 

BIO:

MacKenzie is a certified personal trainer, international yoga instructor and lover of travel. Her teaching combines the thorough understanding of alignment and anatomy with the joy of balance and movement. Through the power of social media, words of honesty and authenticity she has grown a following of +300k.

Birthing Yourself with A Sacred Postpartum Experience Ayurveda with Reena Jadhav
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 43:13
Birthing Yourself with A Sacred Postpartum Experience Ayurveda with Reena Jadhav

Reena Jadhav, founder of HealerPedia, asks me about Ayurveda for postpartum women. What stimulated the conversation was this article: Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression. We dive into the Ayurveda mentality and methodology on postpartum diet + rituals… and what happens when we don’t drop into the postpartum soup.

 

 

I rap with Reena Jadhav about Ayurveda for postpartum

  • Why not to bring lasagna to a postpartum woman
  • Why weight loss is never the focus postpartum
  • What is the name of the game postpartum? Find out...

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How to support a pregnant women through focusing on her postpartum plan
  • Why postpartum massage is a necessity for 40 days
  • What goes wrong Postpartum

Links:

BIO:

www.linkedin.com/in/reena

Cell: 650-346-2500 Founder HealerPedia

 

Favorite Quotes:

“She is in the soup of postpartum.”“In pregnancy she should be building her outer support team, so she can be in the soup of postpartum.”

“You’re not going to be educated by your doctor. You're not going to be educated by your yoga teacher. You're not going to be educated by your friends. You must educated yourself on postpartum.”

“As humans, we birth tribally. You need your mama - or a support team.”

The Yoga of an Effective Dharma Workstudy Program
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 37:52
The Yoga of an Effective Dharma Workstudy Program

Yoga has worked on the barter system since the beginning. “I’ll trade my service for your wisdom.” I’ve been part of workstudy programs since I started training as a teacher and a practitioner.

As a former yoga studio owner we had a dynamic workstudy program and even a live-in intern role.  In this show I talk with Rachel Peters  who is the Team Leader of the Yogahealer + Yoga Health Coaching workstudy program, which we call Paths to Leadership. Find out how Rachel stepped into workstudy with me and took over and grew the program with a team. We have 55 workstudies under contract and continue to grow the program.

I rap with Rachel Peters about Growing a Workstudy Program

  • How structure precedes evolution
  • What Vulnerability looks like on the Dharmic Path
  • The evolution of workstudy program into collective leadership

 

Links:

BIO:

Rachel recently left an academic administrative position of almost twenty years to dedicate herself more fully  to helping others tap into their purpose, align their habits with their deeper wisdom while redefining their relationship with time.  She is super stoked to be the Coaching Team Manager for Yogahealer & Yoga Health Coaching. This merges her savvy admin skills with her love of conscious business.

She’s an entrepreneur, a mother, a wife and a lover of wild places. As a Certified Yoga Health Coach, with an MA in Environmental Studies, and Certified Yoga Teacher, she’s primed to provide another level of conversation at this dynamic intersection of yoga, ayurveda and living in alignment with nature. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, check out her Website and feel free to keep the conversation going through E-mail rachelpetersyoga@gmail.com.

Favorite Quote:

“Structure precedes evolution.”

History, Politics, Justice + the Evolution of our Collective Needs with Rick Hanson
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 46:52
History, Politics, Justice + the Evolution of our Collective Needs with Rick Hanson

I got to drill Rick Hanson on what is happening behind the scenes in our species evolution with collective leadership.  For those who don’t know Rick - you should. And you should listen. I took 4 pages of notes during the interview.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

 The dude gets neuroplasticity at the forefront of psychology and meditation. Our conversation moves from the personal to the political. From claiming truth for yourself to claiming justice for all. You’ll receive an earful, a heartful and a brainful from this episode with Rick.

I rap with Rick Hanson about social evolution, connection + leadership

  • Know your 3 needs and 3 brains
  • How to come home to yourself quickly and thoroughly
  • Advocating for our shared truth, shared welfare, shared justice and shared power/resources

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • A brief social history of our species that makes sense and rings true
  • Why women are the driving force of social change
  • What it means to feed the lizard, pet the money and

 

Links:How to Master the Superpower that Builds All Other Powers with Rick Hanson

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

BIO

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 120,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

The Evolving Dharma of Advocacy with the Microphone with Elsie Escobar
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 51:19
The Evolving Dharma of Advocacy with the Microphone with Elsie Escobar

On the path of awake living Dharma changes with time. Elsie Escobar, famous yogini podcaster, returns to talk about her evolving dharma with the mic.

Obviously we have more access to more conversations than ever before. We also have more access to better conversations. And we all have the ability to grab the mic and start the conversation we most want to be part of. Yogis have transmitted teaching via vibration, via audio. What happens when you invest your attention, your ears and your voice more consciously? Evolution happens. Advocacy happens. We become a bigger part of the living conversation that is evolution.

Who are you talking to? What are you advocating for? Who are you supporting? What feedback are you receiving? This is what Elsie Escobar unpacks in this call.

 

I rap with Elsie Escobar about Influencing, Advocating + Getting into the Best Conversations for You

  • Why Elsie is a massive audio proponent
  • What happens when you listen vs. watch
  • Is audio a medium that encourages more presence?

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Why yogis are suited to podcasts and podcasting.
  • How do you decide what deserves attention

 

Link:

  • The Cyber Effect One of the World's Experts in Cyberpsychology Explains How Technology Is Shaping the Development of Our Children, Our Behavior, Our Values, and Our Perception

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BIO

Highlighting the impact of podcasts in society and culture rocks my world. Taking the conversation beyond podcast monetization and metrics to bring awareness to the future and growth of podcasting through the lens of cyber behavior, cognitive psychology, the impact of socioeconomic status, and diversity.

My desire is to drive dialogue in the podcasting industry with a focus on podcasts' impact on society, diversity, and culture as well as their power to drive social change, personal development, and bring voice to support underrepresented communities and initiatives.

The Mystical Powers of Your Internal Organs, A Chinese Medicine Perspective with Brodie Welch
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2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 44:24
The Mystical Powers of Your Internal Organs, A Chinese Medicine Perspective with Brodie Welch

Brodie grew up in the shadow of her older half sister - Dr. Claudia Welch. Dharmically driven to her own path as a healer and TCM wisdom maven Brodie shares with us today how to develop a relationship with our internal organs.

Just take a moment and ask your kidneys what kind of day they are having. Ask your liver what it wants for dinner. Ask your lungs what they want to do next. One of my favorite ways to experience greater interconnectivity in myself is to go into a second person dialogue, what Ken Wilber refers to as the “I-thou” relationship. We can do this with any part of the self. And as we do, we tap our intuition into the driver’s seat of our experience.

In today’s episode with Brodie Welch, LAC, we get into the historic Confucian names and nicknames for the organs with a capital O. In grasping the insight from the nickname as well as the order of command we connect deeper into our own integrated experience as a human with a body.

I rap with Brodie Welch about Developing a Relationship with your Organs

  • Find out the nicknames of your organs
  • What happens with your Liver gets overloaded
  • How your Heart falls in the Hierarchy

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Specific acupoints for nourishing Yin energy
  • How to use essential oils with acupoints
  • Why a deep breath makes all the different in your Free and Easy Wanderer...

 

Links:

http://brodiewelch.com

Yin Organ Meditation

BIO

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003.

In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie shares her expertise to help caring, conscious women take care of themselves through innovative learn-from-anywhere courses and coaching programs on stress management, the bodymind connection, moving meditation, and Chinese Medicine. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

 

Favorite Quotes

As I was about to go look up all the official nicknames I learned in school, I realize that

while those names were helpful in remembering what does what on a subtle level, I actually thinking about the organs not as these Confucian bureaucrats like the "general of the army" or "the official in charge of the granary" but as deities. Like the Tantric conception of the Hindu deities, the Organs are these forces inside us that we can call on to support is the ways we need. We can pray to / worship / insult these internal deities with food, herbs, using acupoints, putting ourselves in postures that support them (yoga, qi gong), lifestyle, essential oils on points. Points are very potent altars.

And then that got me thinking about the voice dialogue work we did on the retreat --passing the mic around internally: which of your organs most needs to wield its power right now?

So maybe something like "The Mystical Powers of Your Internal Organs?" "Your internal organs pantheon: A quick guide" or Chinese Medicine on the Path to Consciousness?

Ancient Ayurvedic Superfoods for Biohackers, ultra athletes and yogis with Joel Einhorn
47:38
2017-09-22 23:44:01 UTC 47:38
Ancient Ayurvedic Superfoods for Biohackers, ultra athletes and yogis with Joel Einhorn

You know when an old friend you really like tells you that you need to meet their new friend? When they say your two worlds collide and line up in unexpected ways? Such was  my intro from the famous rockclimber Jimmy Chin to my new friend Joel Einhorn.

Joel is making Ayurvedic formulas, traditionally prepared, hip to the world of western Biohackers, ultra athletes and yogis. Based on an intersection on Chavanprash (an ayurvedic brain optimizing formula first documents in  the Charaka Samhita, the ancient Ayurvedic treatise[3] from the early first millennium BCE.

I used to have a hard time getting clients and course members to start taking Chavanprash. Hanah One creates no boundary with it’s handy dandy gel pack packaging and superfood labeling.  Lowering the barrier to entry into the world of Ayurvedic formulas is a good thing.

I rap with Joel Einhorn about Hanah One + Making Chavanprash into a Superfood:

  • What is next in the line of Ayurvedic superfoods
  • You are also selling Ashwaganda - and bringing it more to a main stream market
  • Sustainable supplements
  • Herbs based in fats (bulletproofing our herbs for maximum slow absorption vs. popping capsules
  • What  Biohackers, ultra athletes and yogis have in common

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How herbs are processed and formulated predict if your body can actually absorb their benefits
  • How Superfoods are formulated in Ayurveda
  • What is up with the Vechur Cows in Kerala, India

 

Links:

http://www.hanahlife.com/

More on Chavanprash

BIO:

In 2008, I was in a terrible bike accident. Western Medicine put me back together, but it was Eastern Medicine that nursed me back to health. I created HANAH ONE with the help of an Indian Ayurvedic Doctor and am excited to share it with the world.

 

Donna Farhi on Teaching + Practicing Yoga
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Donna Farhi on Teaching + Practicing Yoga

On today’s show with Donna Farhi I confirm that Advanced Yoga is… drum roll please….  Being completely who you Are.

Every now and then we have a true modern guru on the Yogahealer show. (The rest of us i like to call  “good hacks”, and I lovingly place myself in the latter category.) On today’s show we are blessed with the presence of Donna Farhi - who tends not to make it onto the www much.

Donna has strong words of advice for the modern yoga student and yoga teacher. If you want her advice, you should listen. Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher who has been practicing for 40 years and teaching since 1982. Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body, & Spirit, Bringing Yoga to Life and Teaching Yoga.

I hope Donna becomes a regular on the show. She has recently co-authored a book on getting to the root of back pain. She’ll be back on the show on that topic soon.

 

Note from Donna Farhi to Yogahealer Tribe:

Each year I do a round-the-world teaching tour, so even though I live in New Zealand, I feel I have my finger on the pulse of issues percolating within the Yoga community. What I have been witnessing over the last decade is a growing chasm between yoga as a status seeking competitive from of physical elitism, and a veritable ground swell of both newbie and established practitioners seeking a return to Yoga as a practical, relevant, and accessible tool for self-care and self transformation.

People used to come to yoga to heal acute and chronic injuries and to sooth mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering. Increasingly, I work with people who have incurred their injuries THROUGH yoga, and feel enormous mental and emotional conflict within their practice because they sense the gap between what they intuitively know is right for themselves, and what the commercial yoga culture tells them they should be doing.

Increasingly I think people come to my intensives because I offer a Safe House for them to restore a loving relationship with themselves. Sadly, many share at the end of these intensives that they can't go back to their teachers because to go back means to return to an atmosphere of coercion. Let's open up a discussion about how teachers can support a shift back to self sovereignty for their students.

 

I rap with Donna Farhi about Being a Better Yoga teacher
  • How does Donna measure progress on the path of her students
  • How does Donna measure progress on the path of her yoga teachers
  • What we can do to guide our local + community yoga culture
  • How Donna creates a SAFE HOUSE for her students and teachers

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:
  • How teachers can support a shift back to self sovereignty for their students
  • Why you get injured in Yoga
  • Healing vs. Upleveling in Yoga
  • What is un-yogic about commercial yoga culture
  • How she demonstrates a cooperative vs. antagonistic relationship with the body
  • Making agreements as a yoga teacher
  • The Power of the phrase… “May I…?”
  • Advanced Yoga: Being completely who You Are
Links: BIO: Donna Farhi has been practicing Yoga for forty years and teaching since 1982.  She is one of the most sought-after guest teachers in the world leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally. Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living. Her fourth book Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide. She has been profiled in four separate publications on exceptional contemporary teachers of our time, including Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga.  Her fifth book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease, will be released in May, 2017.  American born, Donna now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand on a 30-acre farm with her partner and her horses Santosha and Pavana. 

Visual thinking & spiritual intelligence with Sunni Brown
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Visual thinking & spiritual intelligence with Sunni Brown

I first read The Doodle Revolution when it came out somehow miraculously it crossed my path and changed the way I think, the way I work, the way I coach. When Sunni said she’d talk to me I was over the moon. She and I are running parallel universes that finally intersected on the topics of Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv.

She is the specialist. I am the dillitante. If yo’ure into any of that - you’ll love the conversation. And you’ll start to get very interested in the intersection between visual thinking and spiritual intelligence.

I'm currently using 4 techniques: Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv to teach complex topics like Emotional Intelligence, Collaborative Intelligence, Self-Awareness, and Spiritual Intelligence. This is a pretty radical integration and one that I'm doing in public (yikes!). I appreciate being invited to connect on your show.

I rap with Sunni Brown about Visual Thinking

  • Visual Thinking, Design Thinking, Game Thinking and Applied Improv
  • How she uses Improv in Corporate Coaching
  • Why yo want to up your visual communications game
  • What Design Thinking can do for your dharma
  • How Game Thinking works

Links

Bio

Sunni founded her creative consultancy, SB Ink, over ten years ago and she continues to grow and lead it. Her cherished teachers and mentors recommended that she NOT join a monastery - to offer her work IN the world rather than outside of it - so her path led her to become an author, speaker, trainer, coach and expert meeting facilitator. She was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and one of the “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company.

Her team has designed and led hundreds of group experiences in diverse industries and environments around the world. She is the best-selling author of Gamestorming and The Doodle Revolution and she leads a global campaign advocating for visual, game, design and improvisational thinking. Her TED Talk on doodling has drawn more than a million views on TED.com and her work has been featured in every major U.S. publication including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, WIRED, and Entrepreneur, as well as being featured twice on the beloved CBS Sunday Morning.

Sunni is an autodidact and she is trained in meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and two mind-body practices called Hakomi and Internal Family Systems. All of these methods apply ancient wisdom practices to daily life, so this partially satisfies her longing for the nunnery.

10 Tips Intermittent Fasting with Ayurvedic Wisdom
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10 Tips Intermittent Fasting with Ayurvedic Wisdom

I just in yet another Ayurveda book that fasting is dangerous. I couldn’t disagree more. The power of aligning to an optimized digestive fire involves some serious fasting. I love intermittent fasting - the 16/8 leangains.com method -where you fast for 16 hours per 24 hour cycle and have 8 hours of feed time.

In today’s episode I give you my 10 best tips in hopes of inspiring you to stop eating so frequently. I want you to experience the joys of deep fat metabolism. And if you want support in transitioning - get your a$$ in the Yogidetox. In there me and my team can escalate your bliss.

I rap with you about my Ayurvedic Experiment with Intermittent Fasting

  1. It's only challenging for a week.
  2. Big Green Smoothie or Juice (with soaked Chia seeds for great elimination), an hour later - 2 eggs/toast or whatever, then a big meal about 5 hours later
  3. If you want to evolve what you're eating, do that after you change WHEN you're eating.
  4. Self massage with tons of oil
  5. Don't give up coffee or tea if you drink it
  6. Be ahead in the hydration game
  7. Eat better oils - I've been using avocado, and small amounts of dark organic chocolate. when i go back to the USA I suspect I'll use more soaked almonds and almond butter.
  8. If you can - sell your dining partners on trying the 16/8 for a week
  9. Do something you enjoy in the time you'd otherwise be eating. I take a walk, a swim, play with family, do yoga.
  10. Don't worry about your social calendar in the long run. How you feel opens new gateways and relationalships. Youll find your rhythm. Expect great evolution.

Links:

Body Thrive Book

Yogidetox - the Course

BIO:

Cate Stillman, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda,  helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Cate also founded a new career path for Yoga Teachers with her Yoga Health Coaching Certification Program. Cate helps yoga teachers and healers transition to a more lucrative career while accelerating the wellness trajectory of their clients. Get free trainings at www.yogahealer.com

Exponential Growth + Collective Leadership: A conversation with Tracey Duncan
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Exponential Growth + Collective Leadership: A conversation with Tracey Duncan

Tracey Duncan wins Yoga Health Coach Popularity Contest and Cate calls her for conversational partnership. Listen in and spark your exponential growth. We met when I started reading her blog posts on the YHC blog. She was honest and interesting and had sweet tats. I wanted to know who this chick is.

As a YHC member she came to the Yogahealer Retreat. In this show we talk about what happens when you tap into exponential growth. And quit smoking. And Collective Leadership and Yoga Teachers + Money + Metrics + Real Goals. Like I said - she is my newest and grooviest conversation partner .

I rap with Tracey Duncan, Yoga Health Coach hailing from New Orleans at Mardi Gras time about:  

  • Exponential growth
  • Breakdown before breakthrough (as exciting)
  • Quitting Smoking
  • YHC podcast
  • Collective Leadership
  • Yoga Teachers + Money + Metrics + Real Goals

Links

BIO

Tracey Duncan is the headmistress of More Yoga, Less Bullshit. Tracey is a straight shooter with a limp wrist. She helps rebellious yogis find their own personal rhythm and connect to cosmic rhythms in unconventional ways.Tracey believes that folks who respect tradition but resist the status quo will be the innovators who can bring yogic and ayurvedic wisdom to the next level. If you are dubious about everything, but dig yoga and want to evolve into your superhero alter ego, Tracey wants to help.

Tracey lives in New Orleans with her dazzling wife and six animal compatriots. She is a yoga teacher, a writer, a health coach, and a recovering party girl. She smokes, drinks, and wakes up before dawn to meditate. She is not a role model, and you can too.

 

Owning Your Emotional Eating by transforming your fat with Intermittent Fasting
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Owning Your Emotional Eating by transforming your fat with Intermittent Fasting

When Grace Edison asked me to mentor her, I thought, “oh, boy. What am i getting into.” Yogahealer Real Life Show listeners know I talk a lot about mentoring. Grace is making me walk my talk through our 1-1 conversations.

Grace has lost 60 pounds since taking up the Body Thrive habits. [Body Thrive Book], 6-0.  Not 10. Not 20. Not even 50. I’d say she has another 12 or so to go before she is ama-free (or free of carrying unprocessed waste, and poor quality un-integrated matter).

 

Not bad, eh? Grace and I have been intermittent fasting for 2 months now. I’m feeling lean, lithe, strong, agile in body and mind. Grace is having the time of her life. We share the nitty gritty of deep physical transformation for peeps at all levels.

We talk about taking ownership over our lost horizons, including grief, trauma, cellulite, skin folds, … you name it.

I rap with Grace Edison about the Scary Parts of Weight Loss
  • The connection between grief and weight
  • How unprocessed emotions get processed when you burn clean conscious agni (digestive fire)
  • Tips for emotional weight loss
  • Why you want to become a self-massage queen
Links:

Body Thrive Book

Yogidetox - the Course

 

BIO:

Grace Edison lives in British Columbia, Canada. She is a mom of twin 8 year olds, a yoga teacher, studio owner, Yoga Health Coach and also works for Cate Stillman in admissions at Yogahealer! More than anything, she loves to make people laugh and has a not so secret dream of doing stand up comedy.

Grace has a strong passion for empowering others to take their health and wellness into their own hands! She also loves building authentic relationships, making people laugh and creating supportive community. After a long standing relationship with severe depression, Grace has found deep relief through the habits of Ayurveda and much credit is due to Cate and her Body Thrive program. After taking Body Thrive several times and jumping into Yoga Health Coaching, Grace came on board the Yogahealer team to work in Admissions. If you are interested in applying or discovering if you are a good fit for the course, please contact her at graceg@yogahealer.com to book a strategy session!

How to Become an Influencer with Esther Kiss
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How to Become an Influencer with Esther Kiss

Today’s episode was entirely self-serving as I drill PR expert Ester Kiss on what I should know about PR as an influencer. If you're also trying to be a positive force for good in the world - you’ll want to get how it works in today’s day. In today’s episode learn from Ester on how to build your platform and be strategic about creating the right positioning for yourself to become a true influencer.

 

I drill PR pro Esther Kiss on:

  • How to get attention when you want it
  • How to know if you are actually ready to get attention
  • What kind of attention you actually want to get and from whom

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How to become an influencer in your niche
  • What not to spend PR dollars on
  • How the pros use PR

LINKS

To learn more about Esther Kiss, go to: www.borntoinfluence.com

 

BIO

Esther Kiss is the founder of Born To Influence, a one-of-a-kind publicity & marketing agency, where she helps experts (coaches / consultants / authors / speakers / marketers) get exposure for an extended period of time by placing them on the right online media outlets.

These include interviews on traditional media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines) as well as online media (podcasts, online radio shows, YouTube shows, webinars and presentations for telesummits and private, paid mastermind groups and more).

Esther is also the producer and host of the popular podcast Born To Influence: The Marketing Show where she interviews highly successful entrepreneurs and NY Times bestselling authors about their marketing and PR strategies.

To help her clients get more leads and sales for their product, service or book launch, she introduces them to A-players such as the guests of Born To Influence for cross-promotions and long term collaboration.

Esther speaks fluent Hungarian and a little bit of Dutch. She lived in six European countries before moving to Los Angeles, CA in 2007. Today, Esther lives in the Palm Springs area with her three cats: Mr. RoofTop, Silkie and Scruffy.

Living a Detoxed Life with Kim Constable
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Living a Detoxed Life with Kim Constable

I invited Kim of deyogatox.com to be a guest teacher in the April 2017 Yogidetox. She created a beautiful library of yoga videos to accompany her detox program. Today we talk about what living a detoxed life is like, with kids, with work, with life!

From Kim:I've recently forayed into the world of bodybuilding and as a vegan competitor, I am hugely in the minority. People are curious and fascinated as to how I can eat enough protein to build the muscle necessary to compete at this level of fitness.

Yet, as a vegan, I find my body responds instantly to small changes I make and that I actually have an advantage over other competitors who often sacrifice their health, to make it to the stage.

I'm very passionate about veganism. We do not need to eat animals to survive, yet we continue to do so without thinking of the repercussions. I believe that all life is sacred, and needs to be protected. I believe that humans actually thrive and flourish on a vegan diet, more so than any other.

This is why I choose not to send my children to school. My aim is to teach them HOW to think, not WHAT to think. School produces children to fit very nicely into the system, and I am passionate about my children doing anything BUT fitting into the system. I want them to be free thinkers who question everything.

Truly I am passionate about encouraging people to think more, and challenge the status quo. I do this by challenging people's deep rooted, often cultural beliefs about the way the world works.

I rap with Kim Constable about Detoxing with Yoga + Food

  • What being adaptable feels like
  • Why you want to know about Identity evolution and your cravings
  • How to break the detox/retox cycle

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How Kim feeds her kids
  • Why Kim is obsessed with learning about the liver
  • Why life gets easier in a detoxed body

LINKS

Deyogatox Website

BIO

Kim Constable is a vegan eating, yoga teaching, bodybuilding, homeschooling mum of four young kids. She owns two online companies - Deyogatox and The Sculpted Vegan. She is passionate about health, fitness and finding out what the human body is capable of on every level.

 

Connectivity, Ojas + Productivity: Ayurvedic Chats with Dr. Claudia Welch
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Connectivity, Ojas + Productivity: Ayurvedic Chats with Dr. Claudia Welch

Three of my favorite words are Connectivity, Productivity + Dharma. Without connectivity productivity is futile. It comes at the expense at that which enables it. Without dharma, connectivity goes a little flat.

I am one lucky gal because I get to ask my much more esteemed colleagues about what I think about. One such colleague is Dr. Claudia Welch. You’ve heard her on the she many times to save women from a life devoid of ritual, rhythm and a little ruckus.

 

I rap with Dr. Claudia Welch about Connectivity, Productivity + Dharma

  • Investigate the missing skills between you and the next level of dharma
  • What happens with productivity without connectivity
  • The relationship between  Ojas and dharma

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn what Dr. Claudia says about ojas
  • How do you take a leadership role in life
  • Uplevel your dharma more productively

 

Links:

Free Call With Cate Stillman and Dr. Claudia Welch

 

BIO:

Dr. Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Ayurvedic practitioner and educator. She published Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life in 2011, and How the Art of Medicine Makes the Science More Effective in 2015.  Dr Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Ayurvedic practitioner and educator, and the author of several books and lectures internationally on Oriental and Ayurvedic medicines and Women’s Health, bringing a depth of knowledge and a sense of joy to her presentations.

She has served on the teaching faculty of The Ayurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Southwest Acupuncture College, and Acupractice Seminars.

 

The Wisdom of Rhythm, Integrity + Dharma with Acharya Shunya
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The Wisdom of Rhythm, Integrity + Dharma with Acharya Shunya

Acharya Shunya was born into an Ayurvedic lineage. Her guru was her grandpa. Her life was Ayurveda from the beginning. Today we talk about her new book- Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom.

My daughter’s education outside the home has little to do with deep wisdom. It has more to do with practical life skills. She goes to school for math, language training, socialization, a little art. After school she learns gymnastics. I’m sure there is implicit wisdom in her day to day learnings.

But explicit wisdom? Wisdom for the raw sake of wisdom? She gets that at home. Today Acharya Shunya is back.

I rap with Acharya Shunya about Ayurveda Living Wisdom

  • What happens when you accomodate your guests needs before your own
  • Rebels, hacks and gurus in the Ages of Ayurveda

Links

Shunya’s Book: Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom

BIO

Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized spiritual teacher, ordained lineage holder, and authoritative scholar of the Vedic Sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta.“Acharya” is a customary title which Shunya earned after 14 years of study. Her lineage of Vedic sacred teachers goes back centuries, and yet she feels it is her sacred duty and honor to put this knowledge into the hands of everyone today, especially people who have sought answers in modern medicine, but need to find another way.

Learning Ayurveda on the knee of her beloved grandfather, who was revered throughout India, Acharya Shunya has become one of the leading American practitioners and advocates. She is the founder of Vedika Global, a spiritual foundation dedicated to elevating consciousness, building community, and serving humanity by illuminating India’s Vedic spiritual traditions of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta. She was named among the 100 Ayurveda and Yoga Trailblazers by Spirituality and Health magazine and is president of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.

Acharya Shunya personally mentors and supports Vedika graduates who are teaching Ayurveda lifestyle courses at Stanford University's Health Improvement Program and in schools in Coimbatore, India. She also supports graduates leading Ayurveda staff trainings in California probation departments.She is also chair and advisor to several noteworthy national and international organizations, including the Government of India, on international Ayurveda and Yoga affairs.

Habit Evolution + Power of your Constitution
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Habit Evolution + Power of your Constitution

I know that a coach, coaches for a living. I teach them the habits of enlightenment, so they can help their students and everyone around them. If you have the habits of Yogis, we can make amazing progress very fast. If you want to know how to instill the habits of enlightenment in others, this D&D show is definitely for you.

I rap about the Habits of Enlightenment + Biohacking + Ayurveda and The Power of your Constitution

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • What are the Habits of Enlightenment
  • The Power of your Constitution
  • The Obstacles to Uplevel your Habits within your Relationships
  • The Habit Momentum
  • The Keys to Exponential Growth + Leadership

Links

BIO

I empower thrive-seekers to uplevel their health, their careers and their lives in real time. I teach wellness pros to grow their impact and their income and live their best lives. I created yogahealer.com in 2001, and have since helped thousands of people thrive in their health, their families and their communities. My Ayurveda courses, Body Thrive and Living Ayurveda, transform people’s lives. I split my time between the Teton Valley and Punta Mita, Mexico, so I can enjoy mountain biking in the summer and paddleboarding and surfing in the winter.

Why Meditation Opens Time, Ease, + Inner Trust
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Why Meditation Opens Time, Ease, + Inner Trust

Many of us have been meditating for a long time. Others of us have not. Why do meditators keep meditating? Why is it hard for some people to start? What is only possible when we give our mind a little breathing room and our awareness some time to soak up beingness.

Tom Evans is an ex-BBC TV engineer who became an author, podcast host and meditation guide by accident. His passion is helping people get in and stay in the zone. His latest book is The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness which explores how to use meditation for real world outcomes.

Welcome to our conversion on Turning inward to Open Time, Ease, + Inner Trust

I rap with Tom Evans about Meditation is the key to Trust.

  • Why it's a kind of madness not to meditate each day
  • How to get in the zone
  • How to change the speed of time to get more done with less of it
  • How and why magic is making a comeback
  • How humans are on the transition of awakening to new levels of super-sensibility

Links

BIO

Tom Evans is an ex-BBC TV engineer who became an author, podcast host and meditation guide by accident. His passion is helping people get in and stay in the zone. His latest book is The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness which explores how to use meditation for real world outcomes.

Deep Health = Kind Voices in your Head with Deborah Zucker
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Deep Health = Kind Voices in your Head with Deborah Zucker

Have you noticed the voices in your head? Have you noticed if they are nice? Would you talk to a friend that way? One way to know you are entering stages of deeper health is the voices become cool to listen to. You hear your brighter future calling to you. You hear love, empathy, joy, and even the voice of silence and stillness.

In the few conversations I’ve had with Deb Zucker I never know where we’ll go together. This woman can drop into a co-creative conversation as a true companion. A compadre on the path of awakening.

I rap with Deborah Zucker about Deep Health

  • Coming into new levels of wholeness + intuitive self-care
  • Why are women leading the way
  • The stages of Men as warriors, soldiers, factory workers, office workers
  • Does Sensitivity make it easier for women to heal?

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • An intro to voice dialogue work by Hal + Sidra Stone
  • Why Self-Care isn’t a path that leads to enlightenment
  • How we’re getting better as a species at the stages of healing + awakening

Links

BIO

 

Dr. Deborah Zucker is a licensed naturopathic physician, transformational health coach, and author of The Vitality Map: A Guide to Deep Health, Joyful Self-Care, & Resilient Well-Being. To learn more about Deborah and her virtual and retreat-based programs go to Vital Medicine

Favorite Quotes

Do You Have Bodhisattva Syndrome?

You Are Not the Voices Inside Your Head

(this is about shadow work pertaining to our essential relationship with how we tend to and care for ourselves)

 

Eating Disorders to Cookbook Writer with Talya’s Kitchen
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Eating Disorders to Cookbook Writer with Talya’s Kitchen

The more we deepen our path of yoga the more we discover our dharma and our karma. Often with the help of a guide, a guru or a mentor our journey becomes sparkier, more connected, and opportunities just come about.

Talya’s story is the healer’s journey - from disconnected to deeply aware, intune. She tells the path she walked from her disconnect with food to her celebration of the senses through Ayurvedic cooking. She is a chef, a cookbook writer, yoga teacher and Ayurvedic healer with a deep love of bringing people in love with their food.

I rap with Tayla Lutzker about How to Write a Cookbook

  • How she recovered from psoriasis with Ayurveda
  • Why mentors matter and syncronicities arise
  • Ancestral healing + Ayurveda

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • A trust of your own path, your own dharma and karma
  • A sense of how your words might matter to someone
  • Q+A on Eating Disorders, Kindling Agni + Enhancing Your Digestion

Links:

BIO

Talya Lutzker is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, massage therapist, professional chef, author of three Ayurvedic cookbooks and the founder of Talya’s Kitchen, an Ayurvedic and nutrition-centered catering company in Santa Cruz, CA.

She’s been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1993 and a yoga teacher since 2001. Talya started to study Ayurvedic aromatherapy in 2003 and is super passionate about sharing the benefits of essential oils in her practice.

These days, Talya teaches Ayurvedic self-care to thousands of people through online courses, classes, private consultations, cleanse programs, and her new year-long program “Nourishment School”.

You can find Talya on Grokker.com, YouTube, and Facebook.

To learn more about Talya and how Ayurvedic nutrition and self-care can change your life for the better, sign up for her newsletter at: www.TalyasKitchen.com.

 

Woman, The Emotional Wisdom of Women in Business with Katie Krimitsos
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Woman, The Emotional Wisdom of Women in Business with Katie Krimitsos

I’m curious about the power of my emotions to fuel my growth. I’m curious because as I rock my small business I notice it’s quite an emotional journey.

Big breakthroughs happen as old systems break down. How do we tap into the intelligence of our emotions? How do we enjoy or be in JOY in our ride as women living multifaceted modern lives?THis is the conversation today on the D’arma and Dolla’s show with my conversational comrade - Katie Krimitos of Biz Women Rock.

I rap with Katie Krimitsos about Women Taking Charge of Their Prosperity

  • Does personal evolution precedes the evolution of your prosperity?
  • Why business growth happens from the inside out
  • How to become the woman who is ready to run the business of your dreams
  • Why An abundant mindset will ALWAYS triumph over lack.
  • Who to have on YOUR business success team
  • How to  create the life you want through the journaling process

Why an abundance Mindset works - from Katie:

  • There is no one else who has the exact experience you have.
  • There is no one else who has your exact take on your industry.
  • There is no one else who has your laugh, or your way of talking, or your hand gestures or your energy.
  • There is no one who has your exact same point of view.

Links

BIO

Katie Krimitsos is the creator of Biz Women Rock, a global community of action-taking women entrepreneurs. Through her podcast (which started the whole thing), Facebook Group, coaching services, online education programs and live retreats, Katie's purpose is to provide her community with the best resources possible to help create massive results in their businesses. Katie is a lover of animals, nature, her amazing husband, Chris and her first daughter, Sedona.

Favorite Quotes

“But dealing with challenges in your business is more than that.  It’s just one way that we are called to EVOLVE AS INDIVIDUALS.  And EVOLVING is a must if we want to become the person who is running that fabulous business we envision!” Katie

How to Heal your ancestral patterns with Ayurveda with Sarita Rocco
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How to Heal your ancestral patterns with Ayurveda with Sarita Rocco

From Maya Tiwari, “Honoring your ancestors is the first step in reclaiming your spiritual heritage. As you begin to recover your ancestral memories, you will also uncover unconscious, troubled memories that prevent you from knowing the truth of who you are. According to the Vedic sages, we humans are the only species which has the power of intuition. Yet too easily we forfeit our sacred birthright and with it the ability to change and grow, create, and strive for inner freedom. We have largely forgotten the joy, love, and wellness that are intrinsic to human nature.”

Ritual is back and more needed than any other time in our human history. The more plugged in we get the more our nerves crave the rhythmic healing spaces of ritual. Our ancestors used rituals to celebrate, honor, and heal their ancestors. Yes- even and especially the ones who were dead and gone.

This seems far out in our forward moving modern culture. The problem is, when we don’t create the time and space to honor our ancestors, we carry their baggage into our future. Which means our dharma, our kids, our lives are all influenced by what we’re not taking the time to process. Ask around. Who of your core peeps does ritualized honoring of ancestors? Ask them them what it gives back to them. Why they do it. How they do it. What rituals have they fallen into? ANd if none of your core peeps has ventured into ancestral terrain - be the ripple - and it will grow.  On today’s show Maya Tiwari’s right hand women during ancestral ceremonies is here. Sarita Rocco tells us WHY to do ancestral healing rituals. Sarita Rocco tells us HOW to do ancestral healing rituals.  And WHEN. Listen to this episode annually. Schedule it in to hear again in September.

I rap with Sarita Rocco about Ancestral Healing + Ancestral Honoring

  • How we all carry unprocessed ancestral memories until we digest them
  • How memories unconsciously affect our habits
  • Why you want to take the time to connect with your ancestors in a ritual
  • What to do in an ancestral healing ritual.

What you’ll get out of tuning in  

Links

 

BIO

Sarita has been studying and practicing Ayurveda since 1996. She is personally trained by Maya Tiwari, world spiritual leader & founder of Wise Earth School of Ayurveda. Maya Tiwari is famous for her work on ancestral healing. Sarita assisted Maya in conducing numerous workshops and ceremonies to walk people through the journey of ancestral healing.

Lucky Breaks + Hard Work to become a NYT Best Seller with Ayurvedic Author Katie Silcox
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Lucky Breaks + Hard Work to become a NYT Best Seller with Ayurvedic Author Katie Silcox

When I saw that [Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women by Katie Silcox](http://amzn.to/2k1nHb1) was a New York Times Best-Selling I wanted the backstory. While I had Katie on the line to talk about Ayurveda + eroticism (link to podcast episode)

I recorded this conversation.

If you're wondering about writing your book, or even just curious about the behinds the scenes of lucky breaks - you’ll find Katie deliciously entertaining.

I rap with Katie Silcox about Behind the Scenes of her book: Healthy, Happy, Sexy

  • Self-publishing vs. finding an agent
  • How books appear to yogis
  • Is Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS) getting in the way of deeper work?

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • How to make time for what is most juicy in your life
  • What to do when honoring your creativity means sacrificing something good
  • When to push for what you want to make happen

Links

BIO

Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of yoga’s ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings of yoga with southern-belle humor and grace. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy.

Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of "100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda" by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015. Katie has written extensively on the topics of yoga, Ayurveda, sexuality, herbalism and women’s health in such publications as Yoga Journal, Common Ground Magazine and Origin Magazine. Her best-selling book has been translated into multiple languages around the globe.

Feeling Your Eroticism, Love + Self-Love with Katie Silcox
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Feeling Your Eroticism, Love + Self-Love with Katie Silcox

When Katie Silcox released her book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women - I wondered, who is this gal? I had never heard of her. I was jealous. I feel energy rise up in my second chakra just admitting I was jealous.

Women’s jealousy is an interesting beast to ride. Over the years I’ve come to recognize jealousy as a live-giving shakti that points me in the direction of a true sister. With my jealousy comes my respect. As I witnessed her success, as her book translating Ayurveda for the typical Cosmo reader soared to become a New York Times Bestsellter, my awe grew.

This conversation with Katie arose from both my desire to finally meet and converse with this modern tantric yogini, and also from you, dear tribe, in your desire to hear more about sex and eroticism.

I rap with Katie Silcox about Women, sexuality and spirituality

  • How Love and emotions are the feminine portal for awakening
  • What is rasa and it’s tie to enlightenment
  • Throwing off the mantle of the  yogic patriarchy

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • How to honor your shakti in conversation
  • Deep self-care - what does that even mean?
  • Evaluate: Is your yoga healing you or building your capacity?

Links

BIO

Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of yoga’s ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings of yoga with southern-belle humor and grace. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy.

Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of "100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda" by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015. Katie has written extensively on the topics of yoga, Ayurveda, sexuality, herbalism and women’s health in such publications as Yoga Journal, Common Ground Magazine and Origin Magazine. Her best-selling book has been translated into multiple languages around the globe.

How to Build a Better Online Course Experience with Eileen McGurty
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How to Build a Better Online Course Experience with Eileen McGurty

Eileen McGurty went from professor to online educator back in 1999. I didn’t start teaching online until 2007. In either case, we were way ahead of the curve in online education. In this conversation we discuss what is happening with education of the human species.

Our short attention spans aren’t a problem. They are part of our evolutionary edge. Online education is leading a revolution in us getting what we want - the next action to take - to learn.

Eileen has a bone to pick with those who through up an online course and put their heart and soul into marketing. Those teaching online should pay more attention to the results their students get from the experience. Learning how to teach and learning how to teach online is key.

I rap with Eileen McGurty about

  • How to improve your teaching so it sticks
  • The 3 parts of the Content Sandwich
  • The biggest mistake most online educators make

What you’ll get out of tuning in    

From Eileen McGurtyWant to teach? Make a sandwich! 

 

Links From This Show

About Eileen

I work with aspiring entrepreneurs and coaches who want to create inspiring and profitable online courses.

After nearly 20 years teaching online at universities, I stated my business for coaches and entrepreneurs who wanted to serve their students with the highest quality online learning opportunities.

My goal is to help you turn your passion, knowledge and desire to serve into a dynamic, interactive and distinctive online course.

 

Drawing Your Chakras, Elements + Yantras on the Path of Yoga + Ayurveda with Susan Fauman
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Drawing Your Chakras, Elements + Yantras on the Path of Yoga + Ayurveda with Susan Fauman

Susan Fauman loves shapes. From what I can tell she thinks in shapes. She makes her food into shapes and takes pictures of those shapes. While it’s all in the art of play, the shapes come from her 15 years of study and teaching in Yoga & Ayurveda, and her love of Yantra.

I rap with Susan Fauman about shaping our brain with shapes

  • How the five elements show up in yantras
  • Why you want to use simple yantras in everyday life
  • The benefits of doodling the 5 elements

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • The benefits of Turmeric
  • How to use Turmeric in everyday life
  • Why taking Turmeric as a supplement doesn’t deliver the same benefits
  • A quick gratitude practice on running water!

Links

BIO

Susan Fauman is an artist, yoga instructor, jewelry-maker and ayurvedic lifestyle educator. The first time she went to an Ayurvedic doctor, more than 15 years ago, she stunned him into silence with her health history and a laundry list of symptoms and health complaints.

Since that first meeting with Ayurveda, Susan has dedicated her life to the study of living in alignment with Nature and creativity. She has spent a total of more than 2.5 years in India, living and studying with masters of classical Ayurveda and more than 6 months in Thailand and Peru studying traditional healing methods. Her studies have also included traditional Newari sacred painting, Western Herbology and Taoist medicinal cooking.

Along the way she became a mother, lived in France for 2 years (where she also taught Yoga and Ayurveda for Self Care), created her blog, wrote for the Huffington Post Blog and launched a jewelry line of healing talismans.

Trough her jewelry, artwork and her online courses, Susan teaches women how to connect with their intuition and with cycles of nature to rediscover their innate wisdom. Her goal is to inspire you to be carried away by the wonder and poetry of Nature but still make it back in time to cook dinner.

Favorite Quotes

“I am completely turned on by the prospect of taking responsibility for our own lives and well-being through creative expression. I love all that Ayurveda and Yoga have to offer, but to me, the most exciting thing is when these tools become our own. When we enter into dialogue with the teachings in exploration of our own, individual experience, coming out the other end inspired and empowered.

I love the use of sacred symbols and simplicity to enrich our lives and create more ease. I find these paintings SO inspiring

 

Benjamin Hardy on Writing Online
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Benjamin Hardy on Writing Online

Ben Hardy and I talk about how he went from a brand new, and obscure blogger to a writer with 100,000 followers, now working on his first book. Ben is father to 3 foster children, ages 5,7,and 9,  and pursuing his PhD student in Organizational Psychology.

When I first came across a blog post from Ben his writing captured my attention. He is a much better writer than me. I almost didn’t notice his writing though, because the covnersaiton he was having was so easy to follow and rich to read. This weird thing happened, where within weeks, I had randomly come across another 3 of his posts. I wasn’t looking for them. Medium.com probably placed some cookie on my browser that sucked me back.

Before long I realized that I’d stumbled upon someone I really wanted to talk to.

I rap with Ben Hardy about Turning Journaling into Good Writing

We discuss his blog posts that drew me in:

Links

Ben's Website

Medium.com

My Philosophy For Successful Living by Jim Rohn

The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles by Bruce Lipton 

BIO Benjamin Hardy is one of the top writers at Medium.com. He has over 120,000 email subscribers to his blog. His work is featured at Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and others. He is the foster father of 3 kids, and his finishing his PhD in Organizational Psychology. Favorite Quotes from Ben’s Writing

“Who do I need to be to have the life I want?” Jim Rohn“Everything you do is positioning. Are you positioning yourself to do AMAZING things in 1, 3, or 5 years from now?”

“This organization saves loads of time. In his book, Essentialism, Greg McKeown explains that spending 5 minutes creating outlines can save you hours when writing a book or an article — or when going through your day!

“Sometimes only 2–5 minutes and a few bullets is enough to capture all I need to have the confidence to write the article. Sometimes, it takes several pages, as depicted above. This is very important to me: I don’t write an article until I’m feeling it!”

“Most of us are like butter scraped over too much bread.”

“So your mantra becomes: The worst comes first. Do that thing you’ve been needing to do. Then do it again tomorrow.”

“Rather than “competing,” with people at your perceived skill-level, compete with those who are where you want to be. Herein lies a fundamental decision-making difference between those who become successful and those who don’t. Unsuccessful people make decisions based on current circumstances while successful people make decisions based on whe

Ayurveda for Women’s Mental + Emotional Thrive with Mary Thompson
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Ayurveda for Women’s Mental + Emotional Thrive with Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson was my first teacher in Ayurveda College. I know hundreds of Ayurvedic Practitioners can say the same. We talk about how all psychological problems - like anxiety, frustration, depression - originate in our biorhythms being out of sync. For women who have the monthly hormonal roller coaster and the menopause shift we are often more aware of how what is going on in our bodies is affecting our mental and emotional experience.  

  • Vata imbalance contributes to anxiety, fear, mental instability and insomnia
  • Pitta imbalance may give rise to anger and irritability
  • Kapha imbalance may lead to lethargy and depression

I rap with Mary Thompson about Ayurveda Mental & Emotional Thrive

According to Ayurveda, psychological problems start when fundamental imbalances develop in the biological intelligence that controls all bodily processes.

Most illness, including anxiety and depression, begin when doshas accumulate and disrupt our body's delicate biochemistry.

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

 

  • How to build your Ojas Bank
  • Redefining the 3 pillars of Food, Sleep and Creative Power
  • Are your spending or investing?

Links

BIO

Mary Thompson is an internationally recognized leader in Ayurveda education ready to assist her colleagues as they study and practice Ayurveda.

Mary Thompson is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist with eighteen years of experience teaching at the California College of Ayurveda.

Mary trained with Dr. Marc Halpern at the California College of Ayurveda and received the titles Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist in October, 1997.  In 1999, she studied with Drs. Subhash & Sunanda Ranade and Drs. Avinash & Bharti Lele during an internship in Pune, India with the International Academy of Ayurved.  She has continued her education with many Ayurvedic teachers and practitioners and has attended numerous conferences in the US both as speaker and attendee.

In addition, Mary is a founding board member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.  In this role, she supported the advancement of Ayurvedic health care in California and the founding of the National Board.

Since she became an Ayurvedic teacher and practitioner, Mary has dedicated her life to supporting the spread of Ayurveda in the west.  She does this via her teaching in school and the webinars she offers to both the public and practitioners.  She enjoys working directly with practitioners to support them in their work with their clients.

Mary’s teaching style is entertaining and enlightening. She has a gift for translating complex principles into easy-to-understand language.  Her students appreciate her humor and intellect, and find her inspiring.

Her writings on Ayurvedic principles have been published in magazines dedicated to Yoga and Ayurveda.  As an author, she has been praised for conveying complex principles simply and facilitating understanding for the reader.

Mary is now a consultant dedicated to spreading Ayurvedic principles, supporting practitioners, and developing protocols to address imbalances using the tools of Ayurveda.

Mary lives with her husband and son in Grass Valley, California.  Their son, Keegan, is currently in junior high and active in drama.

Favorite Quotes

As Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach has said, “Surround yourself with people who remind you more of your future than your past.”

Productivity + Connectivity Tips For a Dharmic Life
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Productivity + Connectivity Tips For a Dharmic Life

Long time student, Mo Horton, asked me a question for the podcast. She asked, “What body habits will make the critical difference… individually and collectively…  for us to show up as our optimal best… for ourselves and for the next generation?”Mo’s heartfelt question landed as being exactly on pointe for me dharmically, I decided to devote this episode to answering it at my growing edge.

What habits do I see as making the pivotal difference for humanity?

I rap about:

  1. Your keystone habit
  2. Your non-negoitables
  3. Living into the truth that you know: Being Honest with yourself
  4. Evolving each year
  5. Leading with your actions, not your words
  6. Asking for support specifically
  7. Intermittent fasting and Ayurveda

Intermittent fasting and Ayurveda

I’ll be talking more and more about intermittent fasting and Yogic habits because it’s where two communities intersect. The foundation of studies on intermittent fasting are driven by the science-driven body builder communities who are obsessed with having a low body fat index. Yet, we as yogis and Ayurvedic fans have our own body of science. The yogis and vaidyas have long professed the necessity of fat metabolism and intermittent fasting. They just didnt’ call it that.

What we can lend to the intermittent fasting conversations happening around the globe is the benefit of timing. The yogis are committed to starting the day right. They won’t eat at night because they know that creates tamasic or dull energy in the body and mind. They want to access the dawning of a new day everyday, because that is where the universal power and power of enlightened living are rooted.I’ll be developing this conversation more this year. For now - enjoy the show.

Links

BIO

Cate Stillman, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author of Body Thrive, helps people who dig yoga take the a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Click here for Cate’s Free Video Ayurveda Training. You’ll get practical tips to uplevel your body wisdom in real time.

Communication Skills for Yoga Teachers (+ everyone else) with Julia Beauchamp
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Communication Skills for Yoga Teachers (+ everyone else) with Julia Beauchamp

Who is in the front line of spirituality in the western world? Yoga teachers. More and more, yoga teachers are the gateway drug for people who lost touch with their spirit to reconnect. And to do this job well requires very decent communication skills.Here is where  Julia Beauchamp enters the conversation. Get up to speed on how to consistently show up, prepare, and deliver a transformational experience. Anyone in the field of teaching, speaking, or acting will learn a truckload from our chat today.

I rap with Julia Beauchamp about How to Step up Your Yoga Teaching with your Communication Skills

  • What you don’t know about non-verbal communication
  • How to Step up Your Yoga Teaching with your Communication Skills
  • How to Deliver a consistent experience
  • Ritualized experience : a beginning, a middle or end
  • Skills you're leaving in the dust: which need to come up

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • How to command presence
  • A Breathing Practice to center your body and your voice into the room
  • Tips to identify where you breathe gets stuck.

Links

Julia’s website

Visit Julia’s site to schedule a free informational interview

BIO

Julia Beauchamp (Bee-chum) is passionate about the transformative power of speaking. It has been through her personal experience, first as a perfectionistic, caged and fearful wanna-be actress and now as a decisive, confident and charismatic speaker, that she learned what it takes to captivate a room and have an impact.

She has taught over 3,000 hours of yoga classes and workshops internationally and has over 10,000 hours of professional training in performance, voice and speaking over the past 15 years. This includes a B.A. in Acting from Emerson College and studying at the internationally renowned physical theater training institute, The Grotowski Center, in Poland.  She is a “Claim Your Voice” certified public-speaking coach, a Magnetic Speaking Trainer and a certified Big Impact Speaker through Mark Grainger and Shannon Law.

She’s worked with conscious entrepreneurs as well as corporate professionals from companies such as Fair Trade USA, The Wall Street Journal, SalesForce and The Center For Investigative Reporting.

Favorite Quotes

“It’s vulnerable to open our mouths.”

“The tongue can hold incredible amounts of tension and cut off your throat in the back.”

 

Kali, Rakta Bija + Burning Your Partnerships
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Kali, Rakta Bija + Burning Your Partnerships

Any partnership I’m in I want to be a strategic partnership. Strategic partnerships require structure. Structure in how what values we both hold, how we meet, what we do when we meet, how we plan, how we co-create, how we reflect and review what we’ve created.

WIthout structure for dynamic growth, we enter stagnation. Stagnation is a pathology in Ayurveda. Stuff in your mind needs to go on an agenda.

The balance between fire and water, action and reflection is the key to strategic growth. Without building structure in your partnerships you’ll enter the land of mental and collaborative inefficiencies, and potentially even destructive tendencies like Grace talks about in our dialogue today.

I rap with Grace Edison about When Ambition is Destructive

  • How to tap into deeper intelligence via the  I-Thou Relationship inquiry practice
  • What to do when you run into trouble in partnership
  • The balance between fire and water, action and reflection

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Why structure always precedes the evolution
  • How to efficient direct energy in collaborative partnerships for massive co-creative potential
  • How to get a 30000-50000 foot perspective on your relationship growth issues

Links:

The Story of Raktabija

Favorite Quotes

“The structure always precedes the evolution.”“Reduce your mental drama until it’s no longer part of your ecosystem of thought.”

“I try to reduce my mental drama to non-existent. I need to build structures until my mental drama until it’s no longer part of my ecosystem of thought.”

 

Teens & Parents on the Path to Evolutionary Communication + Better Relationships
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Teens & Parents on the Path to Evolutionary Communication + Better Relationships

If you want to hear what parenting teens at the evolutionary level sounds like and looks like you’ll want to tune into this conversation.

I met Denise Ackert of Inner Light Health Works when I was just starting out as an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner. Denise - a master bodyworker and birth doula -  instantly “saw” me, though I was almost 10 years younger and way less evolved than her. She recognized my essence and potential right away and we became fast friends.

Fifteen years later Denise is coaching Teens + Parents of Teens on the path to better relationships. She has been my one and only go-to on the art of mindful parenting. In this episode you’ll hear us rap about:

I rap with Denise Ackert about Parents Taking Responsibility for how they are showing up with their teens

  • What teens really want from their parents, that they are not getting
  • What not to do when your kid walks in the door
  • A Simple before bed question you want to ask every night.

What you’ll get out of tuning in  

  • Build better structures for better communication
  • Realize your relationships are conversations
  • Pay more attention to deep listening for deeper connectivity

Links

BIO

Denise Ackert, LMT has worked in the wellness field for over 25 years as a mindfulness educator, yoga teacher and wellness consultant.  Her current passion is teaching mindfulness and healthy communication courses for youth, adults, children and organizations. Through her work, she helps others develop skills for a deeply connected life of deep happiness and ease.  Additionally, her degree in Environmental Science and Permaculture Teacher Certification inform her work around personal and planetary wellness.

Favorite Quotes

“Is there anything you want to tell me today?”

Lessons Learned in Strategic planning for personal growth
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Lessons Learned in Strategic planning for personal growth

The balance between fire and water, action and reflection is the key to strategic growth. Without building structure for reflection, you can’t absorb your lessons learned. When you don’t absorb your lessons learned, you repeat past. When you repeat the past, you end up in the land of stagnation, negative feedback loops and can even fall into regression.

Do you agree with the statement: “The structure always precedes the evolution”? I didn’t know this under 2016 - so i can add this to my lessons learned list. I can also add a few other lessons to the list.

I made a very condensed podcast episode to outline how I personally do my strategic planning, as well as how I do it with my family.Planning gets on the same page. Aligned. Clear. Having listened and having been heard. I’m teaching my team and my kid this method to pave the way for smooth sailing in the year to come.

I rap with the Tribe about Strategic Planning

  • How to absorb your lessons learned
  • How to identify your strengths to leverage
  • How to identify your strengths to develop

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • Develop your own strategic plan
  • Get a hit of the value of strategic thinking
  • Fun for the whole family! Seriously. You live with these people.

Books Recommended 

Favorite Quotes

“The balance between fire and water, action and reflection is the key to strategic growth.”

 

Dr. Svoboda: Mentors For Boys
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Dr. Svoboda: Mentors For Boys

Picking Pot Over Pills with Medical Marijuana Expert Dr. Rachna Patel
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Picking Pot Over Pills with Medical Marijuana Expert Dr. Rachna Patel

Ayurveda is a planet-human consciousness art and science. Ayurveda is as connected to plants as plants are to humans. Where does marijuana fit into all this? What about alcohol? And what about the explosion of the medical marijuana industry and accessibility?This is our topic of conversation on today’s show.

I rap with Dr. Rachna Patel about Picking Pot Over Pills

  • Why marijuana works for pain relief
  • Alcohol vs. Pot for stress release
  • The future of marijuana
  • Marijuana from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • Entheogens for insights

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Cate’s Granola Recipe
  • Cate’s simple tips on a high prana morning practice

Recipe of the Week: Raw Amaranth Pecan Coconut Granola                                  

From Cate + Indy + Winston                                              

Punta Mita Granola

4 cups whole oats

2 cups dried unsweetened coconut

1 cup pecans

2 cups popped amaranth

½ cup chopped dates

½ cup chopped raisins

⅓ cup coconut oil

¼ cup maple syrup

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients. Toss together. Bake at 300’ for an hour, stirring once or twice. Cool. Store in airtight con

Links

BIO

Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana since 2012.

She step-by-step walks patients through how to use medical marijuana for their specific medical condition without getting high off of it, without getting addicted to it, without building a tolerance to it, and without smoking it.

She speaks from the experience of having treated thousands of patients and having read research study upon research study on marijuana. She completed her medical studies at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University.

You can learn more about the work she does at www.DrRachnaPatel.com

Favorite Quotes

David Wolfe : “The danger of alcohol is hundreds of times greater than the danger of al the power plants combined.”

“It’s estimated that 0.7% of the planet is drunk at any one time. Alcohol, especially distilled or hard alcohol, is the most dangerous of the recreational drugs. Alcohol exacerbates control issues in people. Alcohol inhibits proper judgement, creates erratic behavior, increases meat consumption, causes dehydration, elevates anger, clouds one from seeing the consequences of one’s actions, and invites one to forget. Alcohol abuse seems to symbolize everything that is wrong with civilized humanity.” (p. 93)

 

Mentoring Teens on the Habits from Yogis from Ayurveda
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Mentoring Teens on the Habits from Yogis from Ayurveda

About 12 years ago I witnessed Maya’s birth. I was there in the role of birth doula, but I wasn’t much help. It was my first birth. Maya being stubborn, was a little stubborn about coming out. Twelve years later, Maya is fired up to test the habits in Body Thrive. She wants to see how good she can feel.

In this role as a mentor to Maya on her Body Thrive journey we kick off how I always kick off. I want to know exactly what success looks like for the person in front of me. Often people aren’t quite sure. They haven’t put names or numbers to the future they want to experience. We start by getting a clear picture of what Maya “feeling better” is to Maya in her 10 week journey. And she drills me back on her questions about the habits of Yogis from Ayurveda

I rap with my Pre-Teen Friend Maya about the Body Thrive Habits

  • Why you need to set the target before you start the journey
  • How to decide which habit to direct most of your attention
  • Is snacking the root of all evil for teens?

What you’ll get out of tuning in

Listen to get a sense of coaching-in-action. If you haven’t worked with a health coach and you want to see what it’s be like, no matter what your age, eavesdrop on our conversation. Also tap into the power of mentoring and instigating mentoring relationships in your life.

Links

The Responsibilities of Online Community Leadership in the Sharing Economy with Alex Hillinger
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The Responsibilities of Online Community Leadership in the Sharing Economy with Alex Hillinger

I didn’t set out to become a community leader. Only recently am I learning what leadership actually is. In fact, despite being an accomplished athlete, I was never a good team captain. I was elected for that role more due to my drive and performance… that for any actual leadership skills.

As Yogahealer has grown up and is now in it’s solid teen years (it’s turning 16 this year), I have some perspective to reflect. In today’s conversation with my smart buddy Alex Hillinger, founder of curvejumping.com, consultant to google, and former business manager of Chase Jarvis at creativelive.com, we rap on the responsibility of the community leader in the sharing economy.

If you find yourself, like I did, at the center of a community you inadvertedly or purposefully started - you’ll love this conversation. If that isn’t you - you’ll get a kick out of listening in on the future of evolutionary communities, conversations, and companies.

I rap with Alex Hillinger from Curvejumping about the responsibilities of Online Community Leadership

  • What happens when community leaders step into responsibility
  • The role of  collective leadership in evolutionary organizations
  • How to do it all wrong as a community leader
  • What the role of the leader will always be
  • How the role of the tribe is evolving

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • How to become a community leader
  • Why you need to Be All In
  • How your Platform will evolve

Cate unpacks the diagram below:

 

Links:

BIO

Alex Hillinger is a business strategist, brand architect and co-founder of the Curvejump event series.

Working at the intersection of technology, design and entrepreneurship for over 20 years, Alex has been involved with start-up companies and publicly-traded organizations in key roles ranging from marketing director to brand strategist to senior advisor. He is currently working with Google and Filson and has advisory roles with several leading CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs. He is also a co-owner of Asymbol.co, an online art venture.

Through his event series Curvejump, Alex brings together high level entrepreneurs and change-makers seeking to create positive impacts in the world.

Alex is based in Jackson, Wyoming where he lives with his wife and son. He holds a BSc in Psychology from Tufts University and an MBA from the University of Melbourne Business School.

The Evolutions + Regressions of Intergenerational Relationships with Tom McBride
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The Evolutions + Regressions of Intergenerational Relationships with Tom McBride

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with our interconnectivity as a species. When researching intergenerational relationships I came across the work of Tom McBride. Tom has studies millennials for years on the crossover between classics and anthropology. Let’s just say I found the right man for the job in this “intergenerational skillset” conversation.

Our dynamic conversations weaves between building real skills between the generations in real time, and what is happening behind the scenes in our tendency to get wrapped up in our own generational bubble. If you want to uplevel your intergenerational connectivity skills - and you should because it’ll make you a smarter monkey - then listen in.

I rap with Tom McBride about Intergenerational Communication Skills

  • Older vs. Younger generation's ability to adapt to culture change
  • Cultural evolution vs. cultural regression
  • The planetary and personal costs of Alienation and estrangement between the generations

What you’ll get out of tuning in  

  • Why Millennials are more materialistically minimalist than the hyper-consumer “fix-me” boomers
  • Tom’s top 3 skills recommended for colleges to teach the millennials
  • Why you want to know how to (1) give a short presentation that stimulates an informed conversation, (2) uplevel yourlistening skills, and (3) adopt an anthropological perspective

Links

Cate’s Intergenerational Tip Sheet

Article: The Value of Intergenerational Relationships 

The Mindset List 

The Mindset List of the Obscure: 74 Famously Forgotten Icons from A to Z

The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think Is Normal 

The Great American Lay: An All Too Brief History of Sex

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Jim Knight’s Better Conversations 

Body Habits New Year’s Day Webinar + Q+A

BIO

Tom McBride, Keefer Professor of Beloit College teaches Milton, Shakespeare, and critical theory. He has team-taught a variety of interdisciplinary courses with both classicists and anthropologists.

His interests in comparative discourse have most recently led him to an extensive project on Darwinian approaches to the study of literature. With Professor Shawn Gillen, he is co-founder of the department’s new program in Rhetoric and Discourse. He has published both critical essays and creative non-fiction in journals as diverse as Texas Studies in Language and Literature, The Baker Street Journal, and Two Cities.

For four years, he was a popular commentator on language for Wisconsin Public Radio. On campus he is known for the twice-yearly Keefer Lectures on a variety of subjects. Most recently he has authored essays for britannica.com on Raymond Carver and Allan Bloom, and for open democracy.net on Saul Bellow. He is an editor of the Beloit College Mindset List.

Favorite Quotes

“We need to get comfortable with the weirdness of the world.” Tom McBride

Smarten Up Your Technology Habits
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Smarten Up Your Technology Habits

We all use smart phones, computers, tablets. Are they dumbing us down or smartening us up? That depends on how you use them. Listen to this episode with Nir Eyalon designing your behavior to suit your life. Nir helps tech companies design our behaviors. Lucky for us, this smart dude, author of best-seller Hooked, is in the game to help us be more conscious, smarter, happier, and healthier human beings.

I rap with Nir Eyal about Smarten Up Your Technology Habits

  • Learn his 4 part method to behavior evolution
  • Find out how to game your habits
  • Learn how to balance our historic scarcity with our current over-consumption

What you’ll get out of tuning in

-You’re already Rich! Sparkle in a second of silence

Links

BIO

Nir Eyal is interested broadly in a field he calls “behavior engineering”, a topic at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Behavior engineering encompasses user experience design, behavioral economics, and a dash of neuroscience. He's a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and since 2003 he's founded two technology companies. He's a contributing writer for TechCrunch, Forbes, Psychology Today, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences, universities, and Fortune 500 companies. For most of his career he's worked in the video gaming and advertising industries where he learned, applied, and at times rejected, the techniques used to motivate and manipulate users. He writes to help companies create behaviors that benefit their users, while educating people on how to build healthful habits in their own lives.

Better Conversations for Your Holiday Gatherings with Cate Stillman
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Better Conversations for Your Holiday Gatherings with Cate Stillman

Are you looking for common ground in your conversations? Are you using words that unite or words that divide? Are you avoiding toxic connections? When I came across Better Conversations by Jim Knight I realized I was not so skilful in this area. In today’s session I ready from this gem of a book, and unpack his I-CARE acronym for helping us all experience more interconnectivity through the holiday season.

I read from Better Conversations from Jim Knight

  • How to use the I-CARE acronym to build common ground in conversation
  • Identify what you do that turns a connection into a toxic connection
  • Learn which words and phrases unite, and which divide

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Which books make the Connectivity Kit Book list + why 
  • Learn Cate’s favorite book for learning how to mine feedback for evolutionary gems
  • What to do for a yeast infection
  • And do detoxes work for pregnancy?

Links

Better Conversations by Jim KnightCandida Care for Your Ayurvedic Type

BIO

Jim Knight has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the President of the Instructional Coaching Group.

Jim wrote the first article on the topic of instructional coaching for The Journal of Staff Development, and his book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2007) popularized the idea.  Jim edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (Corwin, 2009) and co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (Pacific Northwest Publishing, 2010). Jim’s other books include Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2011), High-Impact Instruction: A Framework or Great Teaching (Corwin, 2013), and Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction (Corwin, 2014).

Jim’s articles on professional learning, teaching, and instructional coaching have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Kappan, and Educational Leadership.

Frequently asked to lead professional learning, Jim has presented to more than 30,000 educators from six continents. He has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. Jim also writes the Radical Learners blog.

The Feminine Side of Ambition with Grace Edison
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The Feminine Side of Ambition with Grace Edison

Grace Edison appears on the show again in deep turmoil. As she hits new targets of success she has been aiming for, “mom guilt” arises. On one hand she knows she is up against outdated ancestral patterns about what it means to be a good mother. On the other hand she knows that her success is good for her children, especially her daughter.

I talk about the woman who helped me navigate this a few years back. Her words affected how I choose to raise Indigo, and the person she is becoming.

I rap with Grace Edison about Mom-Guilt, the duality that can exist with success and motherhood - must we choose? Can we have both and do both well?

  • The feminine side of ambition
  • Grounding yourself as you expand
  • Where lifestyle design intersects creative parenting

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

Ideas and perspective shifting tips on how you can be a present mom and live into the success of your Dharma. How to get creative and skillfully balance your feminine ambition alongside being a nurturing mother with more purpose and less guilt. How to create your own parenting model, building what works for YOU!

Stepping outside of the box with confidence - you are not alone!

We take a moment to talk about and get present with what we’ve seen (exampled) and touch on working through past patterns and ancestral work.

How to be more comfortable with success!

Links:

BIO

Grace Edison is a mom (of 8 year old twins!), owns a yoga studio in Northern BC Canada, runs retreats, is an up and coming Yoga Health Coach, works for Cate in admissions and is leaning into new levels of leadership.

Favorite Quotes

“What came up for me this week is this deep guilt I have around being successful AND being a good mom. Is that even possible?”  - Grace

“We’re taught, conditioned and told that those two things (success and being a good mom) can’t co-exist and I want to change this!” - Grace

“What I have realized, reflectively, in the yogahealer courses is that we ignite ambition, and most women have a masculine experience of ambition at this point - which is that it can be cut throat, competitive, winners vs loser - but when we are more balance, and have a more non-dual experience then there can be a sense of who I want to be, and what I really want - and who I really am!”  - Cate

“What do I need to do, who do I need to become to make that happen (what I want) because I am not that person right now!”  - Cate

“It’s not forcing, it’s not competitive - it’s integrative, cooperative and everyone wins.

“What’s the cost of me playing small - on me, on my kid, on my spouse, on the members in my tribe - what is the cost if I believe in the BS instead of aligning to what is trying to happen through me” - Cate

“Ambition is an amazing asset when we awaken it in a balanced way - between masculine and feminine”  - Cate

Tap into the Power of Mentoring
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Tap into the Power of Mentoring

Today's show is all about mentoring, mentoring relationship is a lot of what we use in Yogahealer, so you're going to have an earful about mentoring with me, some of the Yoga Health Coaching Mentors, Annie Barrett and Alex Biondo.

I rap with Yoga Health Coaching Mentors about Mentoring

What you’ll get out of tuning in
  • Aloe: Wicked Tip from the Witch on a Mountain Bike
  • What Mentorship can reflect back to you
  • Are All Managers or Teachers, Mentors?
  • Better Relationships, Better Connectivity

Amy Eldredge Question about Aloe:

"Question about aloe vera. I use aloe gel frequently in my green smoothies in the am. I am Pitta Kapha and I have scalloping on my tongue and have (before making significant changes to my dinacharya and diet) tended toward diarrhea. My question is...I have a lovely aloe vera plant...is it edible? I have done some reading online and there is part of the plant that can cause diarrhea and not all aloe is edible. Does anyone harvest their own aloe gel? I'd like to get an edible aloe and use it in my smoothies. Anyone have experience or advice about using aloe in this way?"

Links

BIO

Annie Barret

Annie is an educator with an Masters of Arts in Education, a yoga teacher and teacher trainer, a certified yoga health coach.  She loves cooking, hiking, live music, traveling, and speaking Spanish.

She says on her Website: Our family splits our time between the evergreen forest on the edge of Olympia, WA and the Andes mountains of Pisac, Peru.  It has been and continues to be a magnificent journey and I count myself and fortunate and blessed.  As someone who has walked the householder path of yoga for over twenty years, I am dedicated to offering yoga and wellness programs for vibrant living.

Barbara Stanny: Women’s Path to Power through Money
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Barbara Stanny: Women’s Path to Power through Money

Barbara Stanny wrote Secrets of Six Figure Women in 2004. It took me a few years to hear about it. When I read it - I was probably earning around $60k a year. Not bad. Roughly 2x the median (women earn about $31k). I was getting interested in my power. I was getting interested in my potential.

When I read this now relic of a book a few bulbs went off. All of the sudden six figures went from being way out in left field to the center of home plate. I was already doing half of what those women were doing. Now I just had to do the other half. And Barbara through the stories in the book, let me know how.

More importantly the book taught me the importance of dreaming big and setting goals. I was thrilled to see someone on my podcast team, unbenounced to me, got Barbara on the show. I’ve just ordered her most recent book: Sacred Success. In today’s conversation Barbara schools me on the dharma of investing.  

I rap with Barbara Stanny about Owning Your Power through Wealth

  • Why women do better taking charge of their financials in groups
  • The simplicity of investing
  • Why you don’t want to stay in the dark ages
  • If you want to give more -you need to learn to invest more

There has never been a more fun time to become your own version of a financial powerhouse. Becoming an empowered women means becoming financially empowered. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s a habit. And once you’ve got the swing of it… the world is your oyster.

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • The power in your hands:
  • Karmendriyas represent the physical organs of action and the corresponding subtle organs. They are related to the active solar energy of the manas tattva.
  • pāni - the organ of apprehension
  • Hands are the most complex organ of action as they can express,feel and touch.

Links

BIO

Barbara Stanny is the leading authority on women and wealth. As a bestselling author, teacher & wealth coach, Barbara has helped millions take charge of their finances and their lives.

Barbara's background in business, her years as a journalist, her Master's Degree in psychology, her extensive research, and her personal experience with money give her a unique perspective and makes her the foremost expert on women's financial issues. She is a bestselling author, sought after speaker and workshop facilitator who empowers women to live up to their financial and personal potential.

Barbara Stanny has been featured on Good Morning America, The View, Extra, The O'Reilly Report, and many times on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, PBS and NPR, as well as the New York Times, and USA Today.

Her first book, Prince Charming Isn't Coming grew out of her interviews with financially savvy women. Her next two books, Secrets of Six Figure Women and Overcoming Underearning® focused on helping women go from financial survival to financial stability. Her focus today is on helping women move from stability to affluence with her newest book Sacred Success®: A Course in Financial Miracles. She also wrote Breaking Through: Getting Past the Stuck Points and Finding a Financial Advisor You Can Trust.

 

How Are you an Intelligence Collaborator with Angie McArthur
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How Are you an Intelligence Collaborator with Angie McArthur

A Yoga Health Coach asked if I’d read Collaborative Intelligence, assuming I had - because I’m on a collaborative leadership kick. (I first learned the term collaborative leadership in the flagship book Mastering Leadership, which in my opinion is the best book written on leadership yet.)

I ordered the book that night and started reading it when brown Santa (UPS) arrived at my office. Within hours I was sucked into figuring out the intelligence pattern of all members of my household according to their quiz. Our attention has 3 zones:  a zone of focus, a zone of sorting and a zone of expanded thinking. We each use 3 languages of thinking: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Each language we use in which zone -that is our pattern. And authors Dawna Markova, PhD and Angie McArthur outline the 6 mind pattern types in their book, Collaborative Intelligence. You can also skip to the online quiz .

I agree with what  Jacki Zehner, Chief Engagement Officer, Women Moving Millions, says about Angie + Dawna’s body of work on collaborative intelligence:, “It’s time to call an end to striving to be ‘the smartest guy in the room’ and instead invite everyone’s unique intelligence to the table. Collaborative Intelligence teaches you how to recognize the unique ways that you think and how to recognize how others think, with the goal of reducing conflict, increasing productivity, creativity, innovation, and maybe even joy! This is a breakthrough book."

I rap with Angie McArthur about Discovering Your Intelligence Pattern

  • Why you want to know your own, your partners, and your kids intelligence
  • What is the Mind-Share Economy + how it’s better than any past human economy
  • The Strategy of Inquiry to access wisdom and connect with those who think different
  • Bringing teams together for collective visioning and decision making using collaborative intelligence - what happened in Nigeria + Royal Shell Oil
  • Life learners + inquiry practice

Links

BIO

As an expert in multi-dimensional thinking, Angie McArthur has developed communication strategies for authors, corporations and CEOs, and the ongoing Executive Champions Workshop. She is a senior partner of Professional Thinking Partners, and since joining the company in 1998 has co-facilitated and designed global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs, and ongoing one-on-one Thinking Partnerships in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s.

Angie McArthur is a co-founder and senior partner of Professional Thinking Partners (with Dawna Markova), and since joining the company in 1998 has co-facilitated and designed global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs, and ongoing one-on-one Thinking Partnerships in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s. She is the co-author of two books by Random House: Collaborative Intelligence (due Aug 2015), and Relational Intelligence (2016). Angie is also one of the creators of the Worldwide Women’s Web, a network formed in 2001 to retain women in corporate leadership roles. As an expert in multi-dimensional thinking she has developed communication strategies for authors, corporations and CEO’s, and the ongoing Executive Champions Workshop. She has also designed interactive web assessments and products for corporate training programs.

Favorite Quotes

Cate’s favorite inquiry questions, “To make this happen, who do I need to become next?”

YHC Blog Team Collaborators + Ayurveda Holiday Tips
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YHC Blog Team Collaborators + Ayurveda Holiday Tips

IT TAKES TWO...TO COACH!

Cate Stillman talks to November Coaches of the Month, Krista Strayer and Elise Collins. In this audio blog, Krista and Elise reflect on how to get the Yoga Health Coaching message out into the world, as well as how to direct coaches to fulfill their potential in writing for their business. If you are looking for ways to communicate about the work that you do as a coach, listen to this audio.

Krista and Elise have collaborated in leadership to help launch and found the Yoga Health Coaching blog. They have picked up entrepreneurial skills and increased their writing proficiency along the way. Listen in to hear what has helped them write, create sound bytes, as well as inspire and guide YHC bloggers to their fullest potential as writers.

Krista and Elise share their coaching and blogging experience and adopt an intuitive frame of reference on the benefits of recording and sharing. Stay tuned to the global conversation, “haiku” your tweets and scribe your way to the top! Beware, listening to this audio may cause the following symptoms: fell inspired to start your own blog, to reach out to guest blog for a high traffic sight or apply to write for the YHC blog.

Tune in and learn how to:
  • Blog storm and get the beat of the tribe!
  • Co-operate and grow into different writing perspectives
  • Mentor, pass the message and open to the world.
  • Scribe your way to the top!.
In this episode I rap with Krista and Elise about:
  • The keystone habits of the “dynamic duo”.
  • Useful advice to new bloggers on how to give community a voice.
Show Highlights:
  • Stay tuned to the conversation together that’s happening globally 4.37’ - 4.40’
  • Give the community a voice that’s multi-faceted 4.50’
  • Record and share 5.02’
  • Take a little sound byte and find the title 8.27’
  • Step out of the comfort zone 10.28’
  • Keystone habits 15.21’
Favorite Quotes from the Conversation
  • Take off the masks, take out of  your comfort zone and think about writing differently.
  • Learn, grow and curve.
  • “Haiku” your tweets.
  • Step into leadership and become part of each other’s future.

BIO

Krista Strayer is the founder of Flourish Schools, providing teacher wellness support along with yoga and mindfulness resources for Elementary School Teachers. Inspired on a coaching call with Cate by the philosophy of Nourishing the Mother so the Child will thrive as the missing piece to support teachers. Sharing yoga and mindfulness resources only goes so far when the teachers are overwhelmed and exhausted. Krista has since been bringing the Yoga Health Coaching message into schools to Nourish the Teacher and the Students will Thrive.

Krista is a “recovering” Engineer, perfectionist and workaholic turned essential oil addict.  She loves sunshine, skiing and being a “Dance Mom”. Connect with Krista’s tribe of teachers on Facebook and Pinterest.

A former nightclub DJ turned yoga teacher, Elise Collins stayed up way too late for many years. Although she embraced a healthy lifestyle, she had difficulty sleeping and staying focused while she taught yoga, raised her son Krishna, filmed live music and wrote two books on holistic health, Chakra Tonics and An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods.

Longing for sustainable systems that would allow her the energy and ability to follow her passions, she found Yoga Health Coaching, a system she now shares with students and clients. Her specialty is helping people to listen to their bodies to create foundational health habits that enable them to live like rock stars who get to bed ‘early’ most nights.

Connect with Elise on her website, Facebook, or Twitter.

Type 2 Diabetes, Ayurveda, Digestion, Millennials with Dr. Michele Colon
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Type 2 Diabetes, Ayurveda, Digestion, Millennials with Dr. Michele Colon

Today’s show will inspire you to eat phat balls, rub your feet with spices, and educate your community about preventing diabetes. I promise. Dr. Michele, a podiatrist specializing in diabetes patients, I met as she was deciding to join us in Yoga Health Coaching. Over the past year I’ve learned of the barriers to lifestyle care for the typical diabetes patient - and the consequences of not getting lifestyle coaching.

As an amputator, Dr. Michele Colon tells why she has turned her attention to prevention with the Millennials and Gen X’ers who are already on disability for diabetes -much younger than their parents. In this casual chat, we dive into the most effective habits in the most effective order for diabetics.

I rap with Dr. Michele Colon about Diabetes, Millennials, + Earlier Lighter Dinners

  • Why she is turning her attention to the Millennials and Gen X’ers
  • How to educate those without access to good modeling
  • Her top tips for diabetics to shift their habits

What you’ll get out of tuning in    

  • Cate’s Phat Hemp Balls Recipe
  • Tips on using Fats + greens to stabilize your blood
  • Kami’s spicy foot scrub

Links

Body Thrive Book

Dr. Michele's Website

Ayurvedic Phat Hemp Balls Recipe

BIO

A physician, surgeon, health coach, yoga teacher, anatomy instructor, author and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is known as The Holistic Podiatrist of Southern California and has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. Dr. Michele combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her clients.

For almost two decades, Dr. Michele has dedicated herself to maintaining a private medical practice and providing exceptional care to her patients while at the same time studying Holistic Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Acupressure. Dr. Michele believes that food is medicine and that yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation are the keys to perfect health.

Dr. Michele has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, and a Doctorate degree in Podiatry with a specialty in Foot & Ankle Surgery. Dr. Michele is also certified in Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Laser Therapy. Dr. Michele specializes in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga to provide the most healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation to her patients and clients.

Dr. Michele has studied Ayurveda extensively and has worked with some of the best practitioners throughout California to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of medicine. Combining yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation is one of Dr. Michele’s passions so that she can spread the word to as many clients and patients as possible that this is the path to perfect health.

Conversation Skills for Influencers with Denise Green
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Conversation Skills for Influencers with Denise Green

I’m all for moving the conversation forward. Thus, I interrupt. When I’m coaching a large group - which is at least a few times a week - I keep an ear to the person in the hot seat and an ear to the group.

When the hot seater goes too deep into background story or veers off track into TMI - I interrupt. While I’ve found this a very effective technique in hot seat coaching with large groups - I had some questions about teaching this technique to other coaching and teaching it as part of evolutionary conversation skills.

  I rap with Denise Green about Skillful Interruption in Coaching
  • Learn when to interrupt
  • Get the low-down on when it’s rude
  • Find out how to honor where you want the conversation to go next, while honoring the speaker

What you’ll get out of tuning in    

  • Tips on attuning to a bigger dharma
  • Which apps Cate is grateful for this week

Links

BIO

Denise is a speaker, writer, and executive coach who's passionate about helping people go from burned out to brilliant. She uses brain-based approaches to help people lower stress, build new habits, communicate powerfully, build and maintain great relationships, and say no gracefully to people and tasks that aren't aligned with their passions, values, and goals.

Originally from Kansas, she's called the Bay Area home since 1993. She lives in Oakland with her amazing daughter and her wonder-mutt Andy.

Nicole Apelian of the reality TV Show Alone Part 2
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Nicole Apelian of the reality TV Show Alone Part 2

“All of the sudden, in human history, we’re  putting too much emphasis on productivity and not enough emphasis on connectivity. We need connection - both to ourselves, our community and nature. When you have all three of those you have a complete culture.” (Nicole Apelian - on the podcast)

I met Nicole for the first time during this sparky conversation. I bow to the podcast crew for bringing me new amigos and soul sistas. Nicole - it turns out - starred as the component humanist on reality tv show - Alone. I’d never heard of it until Nicole turned up on my schedule. And hallelujah for that.

I rap with Nicole Apelian about Restoring Functional Intelligence to Human Relationships

  • Being on Alone- and building a platform for her message
  • The 3 Necessities of a complete culture
  • Harvesting your own food and medicine

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • Autoimmune + Celiacs
  • Gluten intolerance and your intestinal villi
  • Why ama is a problem for Celiacs

Links

BIO

Nicole’s first exposure to true wilderness living began while working as a field biologist in Botswana. Following a job as a game warden with the US Peace Corps, she began tracking and researching lions in southern Africa.

Nicole immediately fell in love with the African landscapes and the San Bushmen’s way of life, and later, while working with the San Bushmen, Nicole completed her doctorate, focused in Cultural Anthropology within the field of Sustainability Education.

Years of visiting the San Bushmen and developing strong relationships within the tribe allowed Nicole to learn many of the primitive skills and ways she practices and teaches today.

Dr. Nicole Apelian is a scientist, mother, educator, researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, herbalist and traditional skills instructor. A leader in the field of transformative nature education, Nicole is excited to share her knowledge and expertise of nature connection, indigenous knowledge, natural wellness and survival skills with the world.

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2000 led Nicole to apply her research skills towards her own personal wellness. She developed a healthy living strategy, focusing on health and wholeness. Through simple changes in her lifestyle and eating habits, Nicole restored her vitality and she moved on to become a founder and primary guide for her own tracking and wildlife safari company, Eco Tours International.

Favorite Quotes from Nicole Apelian (+ Cate)

“Well. p.s. And otherwise you're going to go nuts.” Cate

“Well, people are going nuts in our modern day society.” Nicole

“We are lacking culture.

We are seeing a deeper connection.

We are seeking a meaningful experience of life.”

“Harvest your food, harvest your medicine, and live in an egalitarian society.”   

The Yoga of Investing in Yourself: Cate’s Take on breaking plateaus through skillful personal investment
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The Yoga of Investing in Yourself: Cate’s Take on breaking plateaus through skillful personal investment

“What do I need to know, How do I need to ask, and How do I out myself?”  Grace Edison mentioned rhetorically in conversation with me on skillful personal investment. She is getting serious about investing in herself. She wanted to find out what she didn’t know about the next level of personal investment.

Though I’ve done way better than most of my friends, in my cavalier opinion, I’ve only recently got experienced a real shift. I’m still maxing out my SEP IRA and expanding in real estate. But i’m also investing more in Yogahealer than ever as the team grows. As the team grows I grow.  Investing in yourself is a spectrum in every direction. As you become more whole you become more connected you become more interconnected.

Breaking plateaus through skillful investment with Grace Edison

  • Saving money by not investing in myself. Not. Why this tactic is stupid and why investing in yourself skillfully always wins.

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • Ground Rules for Mentoring
  • Skillful investment
  • You're Already Rich!

Links:

BIO

Cate is known for her ability to enable wellness providers to grasp and implement the necessary tools and strategies for their unique success.

She was recently named in the Top 100 Trailblazers in Yoga + Ayurveda by Spirituality & Health Magazine. Since 2001 Cate has generated unique online offerings helping clients, yoga students, and yoga teachers experience health and career breakthroughs around our planet.

Favorite Quotes

“I’m in control of that.” Grace Edison

“What do I need to know, How do I need to ask, and How do I out myself?”  Grace Edison

Ground Rules for Mentoring

Lean in together

Commit to engage. If we lean in - we can decide what we are doing together. Create a relationship agreement.

Decide on your meeting rhythm   

Most mentorships arise naturally. Give a name to your conversations. Give a space and time. Give your relationship a rhythm to thrive. Your desires engender sparkle.

Sparkle or fizzle

Attend to the flame of what connects you. When you attend to the flame, your attention sparks the flame. What sparks your attention? What is sparky for you? Attend your inner spark and you attend your ability to thrive.

Be ready for action

Don’t dawdle - it’s boring to mentor a dawdler.

It’s equally boring to be mentored by a dawdler. The evolving version of ourselves is much more interesting.

Give to receive with your ears.

Pulsation is the nature of relationship.

For something or someone to be in relationship a polarity established itself. With polarity comes the twin powers of rebound and leverage. The more you can rebound your energy and focus, the more energy and focus you have to leverage. Without pulsation there is stagnation. The fastest path to get your relationship basking in pulsation is to give to receive. Give your attention, your listening.

Honesty, Care & Humility are the name of the game

Honesty is high strength liquid fire starter for relationships. Without it, fizzle happens. No one wants to spend time with arrogance. With humility, you don’t need to know what you haven’t already learned. Humility opens the gateway to learning. Showing or articulating your care for the partnership adds grease to the wheels. Decide which of these 3 you are working on & start working on it.

 

Mentoring, Anthropology + Reconnecting with our Ancestral Humanity with Nicole Apelian, Part 1
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 44:42
Mentoring, Anthropology + Reconnecting with our Ancestral Humanity with Nicole Apelian, Part 1

I met Nicole Apelian for the first time during this sparky conversation. I bow to the podcast crew for bringing me new amigos and soul sistas. Nicole - it turns out - starred as the component humanist on reality tv show - Alone. I’d never heard of it until Nicole turned up on my schedule. And hallelujah for that.

On the mentor/mentee relationship in her African tribal second family:

“The parents only job is to love their children. That’s it. They don’t have to discipline their children, or teach their children. Only love them. The job of teaching and disciplining the children goes to the Grandparents, aunties, uncles. And your job as an adult is to teach your nieces and nephews and cousins. But for the parent, that is it. Imagine that! Imagine if your only job with your children was to love them and nothing else. And kids always learn better from people who aren’t their parents.” (Nicole Apelian - on the podcast)

I rap with Nicole Apelian about Restoring Functional Intelligence to Human Relationships

  • Be entertained with a sparky conversation
  • Survival skills vs. wilderness living skills
  • Mentoring, thinking, and tech limitation

What you’ll get out of tuning in

Links

BIO

Nicole’s first exposure to true wilderness living began while working as a field biologist in Botswana. Following a job as a game warden with the US Peace Corps, she began tracking and researching lions in southern Africa. Nicole immediately fell in love with the African landscapes and the San Bushmen’s way of life, and later, while working with the San Bushmen, Nicole completed her doctorate, focused in Cultural Anthropology within the field of Sustainability Education. Years of visiting the San Bushmen and developing strong relationships within the tribe allowed Nicole to learn many of the primitive skills and ways she practices and teaches today.

Dr. Nicole Apelian is a scientist, mother, educator, researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, herbalist and traditional skills instructor. A leader in the field of transformative nature education, Nicole is excited to share her knowledge and expertise of nature connection, indigenous knowledge, natural wellness and survival skills with the world.

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2000 led Nicole to apply her research skills towards her own personal wellness. She developed a healthy living strategy, focusing on health and wholeness. Through simple changes in her lifestyle and eating habits, Nicole restored her vitality and she moved on to become a founder and primary guide for her own tracking and wildlife safari company, Eco Tours International.

Favorite Quotes from Nicole Apelian (+ Cate)

“Well. p.s. And otherwise you're going to go nuts.” Cate

“Well, people are going nuts in our modern day society.” Nicole

“We are lacking culture.

We are seeing a deeper connection.

We are seeking a meaningful experience of life.”

“Harvest your food, harvest your medicine, and live in an egalitarian society.”   

 

Superheroine Dharma Workshop for Pro Healer, Yoga Teachers, & Wellness Pros
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 43:04
Superheroine Dharma Workshop for Pro Healer, Yoga Teachers, & Wellness Pros

Being a Yoga + holistic wellness teacher or practitioner can be brutal. Most wellness pros fail to make a good living. Many run themselves ragged for their clients, students or patients - who are earning much more than the wellness pro earns.The results leave something to be desired - especially in terms of walking our talk, and money in the bank at the end of the day.

In today’s episode I give you a super fun way for Pro Healers and yoga teachers to take matters under their own capes. In today’s episode I steal a video clip - video 2 - to be exact - from the my packed Spiral Plateau plateau series (YogaHealthCoaching.com/thrive). You will learn the following:

The Workshop for Pro Healers + Wellness Pros
  • Walk the Talk as a wellness pro
  • Name your next level self: Your Inner Breakthrough Buddy
  • Codify Your Power Ups
  • Identify your bad guys
What you’ll get out of tuning in  
  • Learn exactly my funnest way I uplevel my life in stages
  • Get the game I use the most, in detail
  • Unpack your next stage of evolution
  • Download the next steps to ensure you climb to the next plateau
Links

Lucas Rockwood on How Ambitious Yogis Live
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 45:48
Lucas Rockwood on How Ambitious Yogis Live

What does Lucas Rockwood put in his pie hole? It rhymes with phat. We don’t actually get to that part until very last. You’ll first have to slog through the  Why the  ”hope for the best business model” is a dead end model.

Stacking things on top of things: the forcing function             

I rap with Lucas Rockwood about Work + Life as a Yoga Pro

  • The three buckets: health, wealth + relationship
  • Tuning into a  Body of Work + leaving a legacy
  • The negative career mindset of the yoga industry + lack of career structure for a yoga professional.

What you’ll get out of tuning in

Links

Lucas Website

Lucas Podcast Shows

BIO

Lucas Rockwood is a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur.

With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he studied with personally) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka.

Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries.

Learn More About Lucas

Favorite Quotes

“There’s a learning curve for Growth and Development”

“Because I’m a good student, I’m a good teacher”

Word or Term of the Week

A forcing function is a constraint where the user "is forced" to complete a task based on a limited, paired down set of features or controls. Forcing functions help streamline, simplify or minimize how a user interacts with a design.

Ultra Spiritual Crazy Wisdom with JP Sears
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 42:09
Ultra Spiritual Crazy Wisdom with JP Sears

JP Sears has given New Agers a chance to see themselves in the mirror and laugh. It reminds me of crazy wisdom - using humor and mental/emotional confusion as a path to awakening. as opposed to a direct teaching. JP is inspiringly unpredictable. His videos are shaking up and shaking down the spiritual elite - like you and me.   I rap with JP Sears about Being Ultra Spiritual & Poking Fun   He is a pro at satire and parody. His humor is dry, witty and unsettling. That is why it works. In this special episode we play clips from JP’s videos mixed in with the interview. JP is also a life coach whose target audience he lovingly teases into awakening via his videos. He says of his life coaching sessions his purpose during these sessions is not to give advice, but rather to facilitate the re-connection of you with your own inner source of wisdom.   By discovering hidden parts of you that are compromised, healing and re-balancing allows you to have new realizations of inner peace, meaning, and the release of suffering.   Because he walks the path and does the work -he knows the pitfalls and potholes we trip in.   What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • Why humor is so freaking effective to bust up outdated beliefs
  • How he writes + films
  • Who he was before his Youtube fame and what he is up to next

 Links

Other videos by JP you shouldn’t miss   5 Best Terrible Workouts with JP Sears - RawBrahs   Truth About Conspiracy Theories - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 13 - with JP Sears   Using Ayahuasca - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 5 - with JP Sears If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 35   BIO   JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP speaks and performs at numerous events, conferences, festivals, and retreats around the world. He is very active on his YouTube channel, AwakenWithJP, where he encourages healing and growth through his entertainingly informative, humorous, and inspiring videos including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series. You can learn more about JP and his work at www.AwakenWithJP.com and www.YouTube.com/AwakenWithJP.

Be a Solutionarian with Carrie L’Esperance
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 01:01:57
Be a Solutionarian with Carrie L’Esperance

Carrie L'Esperance wrote the best book on detox I ever got my hands on. Her first book, The Seasonal Detox Diet: Remedies from the Ancient Cookfire, travels through ecosystems, cultures and kitchens. I’ve used many recipes and recommended the book to thousands of Yogidetoxers. It is a true gem.   I rap with Carrie L’Esperance about Empirical Medicine + Self Mastery   With the release of her second book, Soul Breathing: Spiritual Light and the Art of Self-Mastery, Carrie emerges onto the scene inviting us to explore the important unseen spiritual energies that support the vital energy fields of life. In this episode we talk about:

  • The importance of purifying the body to raise one's energy frequency to a higher state of consciousness.
  • The importance of purifying the mind, thought patterns, and environment to raise one's ability to access higher information.
  • The fact that Humanity is at a critical threshold in time unlike any other due to the leprosy of technology being bio-incompatible with the energy of life.

What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • Why detox is the gateway into higher levels of intelligence
  • How personal suffering is a natural stepping stone to higher learning
  • The critical threshold for social change and how each of us affects the field 

Links

BIO   Carrie L'Esperance is the author of The Seasonal Detox Diet, a book that helped to ignite the billion dollar detox movement that we have today in the world. She is a certified Iridologist who helps people to take responsibility for their own health and well being through prevention: diet, herbals, and lifestyle. She has written an important sequel to the Seasonal Detox Diet called Soul Breathing just released in June 2016 that invites the individual to explore the important unseen spiritual energies that support the vital energy fields of life. Carrie offers seasonal detox retreats at a rustic nature preserve in Northern California.   Favorite Quotes   “The darkest moment is just before the dawn.”

DJ Cavem Raps Hip Hop, Kale Chomping + Activism
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 44:11
DJ Cavem Raps Hip Hop, Kale Chomping + Activism

Are you an OG? (Organic Gardener).  If not, you'll get a fire lit under your butt with  Food Justice activist and  O.G. DJ Cavem. The Real g's are the real Gardeners. My newest friend DJ Cavem is a food activist, deejay and kale advocate from the ‘hood.  He dedicates his work to transforming the minds and health of children and his community using hip hop as a platform of communication. In this episode we rap, or rather he raps and I pay homage, about HIPHOP: Higher Inner Peace Helping Other People - and what his food equality movement is all about.  As he says, "Everyone wants to know what kind of greens you're selling. Every hustler on the block."   Laying down lines in the ‘hood for change with DJ Cavem.   DJ Cavem tells his story as a food activist from the concrete jungle. His hiphop music is an artful and activist food movement - cultivating food justice. He is redefining the image of wealth, food and priorities in hip-hop culture.   … from drug dealers to kale dealers.   DJ Cavem and I discuss how food issues affect urban communities and how hip-hop activates young people towards a healthier way of living from street violence to environment and food awareness through school and college educational programs. See how film screenings, break dancing and juicing can transform street and school culture.   Take the action step with me and contribute to kid kale education - check out Sprout This Life - Barnraiser campaign and get the T-shirt, signed poster. I’m wearing mine loud and proud.     What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Find out Why Real G's got Hoes!
  • Check out his Culinary Concerts. 
  • Rap with environmental hip-hop in school curricula.
  • Learn how he Makes Kale Cool for the inner city kids.
  • Get a taste of how cooking and yoga can be mixed with eco hip-hop. 
I rap with DJ Cavem about :
  • Hip Hop Kale Imbibing Activism.
  • The revolution of growing your own food.
  • Encouraging Green Entrepreneurship with younger folks.
  • Preventing food related illnesses by adopting healthier eating habits.
  • Food consumption awareness.
  • Inner transformation through the way we eat.
  • Moving from Gangs to Gardens! 
  • How he created his album, which is an award winning curriculum.
  Links:   BIO 2014 Music Educator Award Grammy nominee and international recording artist, DJ Cavem is an O.G. (organic gardener) educator, emcee, deejay, BBoy, award-winning activist, midwife, vegan chef and founder of Going Green Living Bling. He created an album which is an award winning curriculum introducing the subjects of Organic Gardening and Food Justice. He has dedicated his work to transforming the minds and health of children and his community using hip hop as a platform of communication.   Favorite Quotes In the video for his track "Wheat Grass", the charismatic 27-year-old, stage name DJ Cavem, talks a young brother down from buying chips: 
  • "Kids have to take care of themselves to be fresh and fly," Vita says. "I hope they see food as medicine." 
 "Everyone wants to know what kind of greens you're selling. Every hustler on the block."DJ Cavem Raps Hip Hop Kale Chomping Activism.

 

Hydration Tips From Ayurveda , Chokecherry Juice Recipe, Relflux + Ayurveda Q+A with Cate
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 30:20
Hydration Tips From Ayurveda , Chokecherry Juice Recipe, Relflux + Ayurveda Q+A with Cate

Today's show is a mishmash of Q+ A questions. We dive into the seasonal flux and havoc it can wreak on the sensitive body types.  I teach you how to use your skin as an organ for hydration. Also I share my new Chokecherry Juice recipe.   There are a slew of Q+A questions including: swimming in cold weather, hydration tips from ayurveda, reflux esophagitis and toddlers. Also I include tips for reflux in general including a recipe for a soothing juice made of aloe vera, cucumbers, and celery.   What you’ll get out of tuning in

  • How to Hydrate in Autumn + Winter
  • Are your lymphatics working properly?
  • Should you give up swimming in cold weather?
  • Getting help with Reflux issues

I rap about How to Make Chokecherry Juice

  • Ayurvedic Chokecherry Autumn Elixir
  • Ayurveda and Chokecherries
  • How to make Chokecherry Juice
Links   Ayurvedic Chokecherry Autumn Elixir Exquisite essential oil blends for the doshas Pitta is my favorite. thanks for sending them Vivica.  Free Book audible with a new subscription   Book Mentions   Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Face of Cancer  Body Thrive   BIO   Cate Stillman, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda,  helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Cate also founded a new career path for Yoga Teachers with her Yoga Health Coaching Certification Program. Cate helps yoga teachers and healers transition to a more lucrative career while accelerating the wellness trajectory of their clients. Get free trainings at Yogahealer.com     Ask Cate Questions on this Episode   1. Good evening everyone. I am new to ayurveda. In the past week I am noticing my body getting more dehydrated. This begins with less easy bowel movements, feeling dehydrated even with drinking water, today my lips are very dry and I feel like I might be getting a cold. Any suggestions?   2. This is for the podcast as it might help others too: my 4 year old son takes swimming lessons at an indoor pool. I am wondering if we should put lessons on hold for the winter. Will it predispose him to imbalances and illness to be cold and wet in the winter? We live in the Bay Area - not the coldest but not warm in winter either. It is very windy here as you know. Sorry I don't know what my son's dosha is. I can tell you I am a strong vata and he is not.    3. My client's daughter(20 y.o.) has reflux esophagitis, she can not swallow the food and is taking only liquids. Shell I refer her to an Ayurvedic doctor, because traditional medicine couldn't help her? Or Ayurveda is powerless with such a disease?

Leadership, Speaking Skills, and Investing in your Bottom Line
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 25:24
Leadership, Speaking Skills, and Investing in your Bottom Line

This Week’s show is a mish mash of Dharma in the buff. I included clips with Katie Krimitsos of Biz Women Rock and Ed Alter of Speech Skills.  Katie Krimitsos asked me, “What is the biggest mistake I made in biz that had a negative impact on Yogahealer revenues. I asked Ed how to get my Yoga Health Coaches to stop speaking in Superlatives, Exaggerations + Generalizations.   I rap with Katie Krimistos about Investment, Revenue + Leadership  

  • My Biggest Mistake at the Helm of Yogahealer
  • Values, Kaizen
  • Making peace with making money
I ask Speech Skills Expert Ed Alter about Speaking Like a Pro Book of the Week   Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday      Links   Speech Skills Biz Women Rock Our Facebook Page   BIO   Cate Stillman, founder of Yogahealer.com in 2001, author Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga , an Amazon #1 Best seller in Ayurveda, helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda. Cate also founded a new career path for Yoga Teachers with her Yoga Health Coaching Certification Program. Cate helps yoga teachers and healers transition to a more lucrative career while accelerating the wellness trajectory of their clients. Get free trainings at Yogahealer.com     Favorite Quotes   “While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” —from the prologue    Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday 

Heal Your Headaches + Migraines with Ayurveda with Trupti Gokani, MD
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2017-09-22 23:44:02 UTC 40:26
Heal Your Headaches + Migraines with Ayurveda with Trupti Gokani, MD

As you are likely aware- we have a HUGE national problem with those suffering in pain overusing narcotic medications. There are 36 million migraineurs and 100 million pain sufferers in the US that have NO IDEA why they suffer. Instead of delving into the root causes of pain and understanding their pain from an ancient model, they use strong abortives (as needed meds) such as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, steroids to break cycles of pain vs using a model of connection with themselves to reduce pain over time.   Over the course of time, the pain only worsens and addiction is bound to happen. Trupti Gokani, MD on a mission to stop this epidemic and help people really understand the purpose of their pain. It helps that now the CDC (and Hillary Clinton) are pushing reform in this area. Docs, patients and other providers are now left with going to route causes, yet they are not trained on how to do that. Its a fascinating time educating others about this!   In the last 15 years of her practice,Trupti Gokani, MD have been talking about gut-brain links but only in the last 1-2 years has it hit the conversation almost EVERYWHERE. EVEN PHARMA!!! She was one of the top speakers last year for Teva because they are addressing this concept with the new products they are creating to improve pain. They are on a socially responsible mission to help education millions. The beauty is that Ayurveda teaches these concepts and using this ancient model can truly advance western medicine.    I rap with Trupti Gokani, MD about Headaches, Migraines and Ayurveda

  • Vata types of headaches
  • Pitta types of headaches
  • Kapha types of headaches
  • When headaches turn into migraines

What you’ll get out of tuning in 

  • What headaches pain drugs do to you gut
  • Steps in healing your headache pattern
  • Detox, food changes + headache healing
Recipe of the Week
  • Blueberry muffins
Links   Trupti's site  Trupti's book: The Mysterious Mind: How to Use Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Heal Your Headaches and Reclaim Your Health  Blueberry Muffin Recipe    Bio   Trupti Gokani, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified neurologist, speaker and coach, who is best known for her innovative and integrative approach to treating pain and mood disorders. Her unique melding of modern medicine and ancient wisdom has enabled her to establish a thriving private practice along the Chicago’s North Shore. When not seeing patients or coaching, Dr. Gokani dedicates her time and significant insights speaking to the wider community.   She helps them understand how to feel optimal, through a deeper appreciation of the mind-body connection. Her passion is helping others balance stress and digestion, linking this to the mind and presentation of disease. Dr. Gokani was featured on The Dr. Oz Show, is a blogger for Huffington Post, and author of the book, The Mysterious Mind: How to Use Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Heal Your Headaches and Reclaim Your Health.     How Migraines are different from Headaches   These headaches are intense or severe and often have accompanying symptoms in addition to head pain. Symptoms associated with a migraine headache include:  • nausea  • pain behind one eye or ear  • pain in the temples  • seeing spots or flashing lights  • sensitivity to light and/or sound  • temporary vision loss  • vomiting   Known as the “prodrome” phase, these subtler signs of Migraines that happen a few days ahead of a migraine can include:  • constipation  • depression  • frequent yawning  • irritability  • neck stiffness  • unusual food cravings

The Yoga of Modern Marriage with Maggie Reyes
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 46:13
The Yoga of Modern Marriage with Maggie Reyes

Cate and marriage coach Maggie Reyes talk about modern marriage. Maggie is a marriage coach and writer who helps people create more connection in a marriage based on the principles of nonviolence and self reflection. Maggie discusses the idea of teams and alliances in marriages, and Cate offers insight into the yogic philosophy of malas and how they play a role in relationships. Maggie offers a brief self-appreciation exercise at the end of the episode.

 

I rap with Maggie Reyes of Modern Marriage:

  • Why you should work on self-fulfilment in order to be more authentic in your relationships
  • How marriage has evolved over generations
  • How the principle of Ahimsa relates to marital relationships

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in: 

  • How marriage and yogic philosophies intersect
  • Trends in modern marriages
  • Family meetings as they relate to self growth and relational support
 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 02:47 - Maggie shares her theory that after leaving the womb, our whole lives are a quest for safety.
  • 05:37 - Safety in a relationships start with our own needs and knowing how to honor them.
  • 07:04 - Parallel with principle of yogic awareness and creating safety in relationships
  • 08:45 - The meanings we assign to actions of others can be harmful or helpful.
  • 09:26 - Cate talks about self-fulfilment or lack thereof in terms of relationships.
  • 11:20 - Maggie shares a coaching exercise: Mental yoga.
  • 15:17 - Cate and Maggie discuss the role of de-escaltion of violence in our everyday relationships as well as the principle of Ahimsa.
  • 18:23 - Cate and Maggie discuss the yogic concept of malas
  • 21:30 - Where are modern relationships and spiritual evolution going? To more connectedness and awareness.
  • 26:53 - Maggie discusses her conscious choice not to have children and how her business, Modern Marriage grew from that so that she could articulate the evolving relationships in marriage as we redefine them as a culture.
  • 30:08 - Maggie discusses the idea that in marriages there are teams and there are alliances.
  • 35:48 - Cate and Maggie discuss longterm mating
  • 42:10 - Maggie offers a self-appreciation exercise

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When we don’t feel safe, that’s when relationships break down” - Maggie
  • “The way that we are violent to each other is so increasingly subtle as our relationships evolve” - Cate
  • “Sometimes the most healing and the highest good is to end a relationship” - Maggie

 

BIO:

Maggie Reyes is a Life Coach and Modern Marriage Mentor who helps high achieving women have happier marriages. Her romantic-yet-practical approach to love has appeared in Brides and Martha Stewart Weddings. She is the founder of ModernMarried.

 

Awake Modern Families with Child Mindfulness Expert Ian Hoge
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 51:23
Awake Modern Families with Child Mindfulness Expert Ian Hoge

In this episode I chat with Ian Hoge, a successful therapist, mindfulness teacher and author, about navigating our own personal journeys of transformation. We discuss the benefits of radical acceptance, and the importance of opening to difficult emotions in times of suffering with the knowledge that the suffering will pass. We talk about grief and how our practices can get us through. We talk about family meetings, the importance of parents in the lives of their children, and the way that children can often be our best teachers.

 

I rap with Ian Hoge about:

  • How healing yourself allows further transformation
  • How our practice can help us in difficult situations including times of grief
  • Family meetings
  • Radical acceptance as practice

What you’ll get out of tuning in: 

  • How you can help your family grow with shared values
  • What Cate takes from the work of Gay Hendricks
  • Brain neuroplasticity

Links:

 

Related Podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 07:15 - Increased stress levels in schools and introduction of mind-body programs into
  • school environments
  • 09:23 - Cate discusses the work of Gay Hendricks and what she finds relevant to mindfulness, especially in relation to suffering
  • 11:15 - How mindfulness brings up realities that we need to face (school, work, lifestyle, etc) -- and how that can be terrifying
  • 13:01 - Ian talks about the importance of finding space for mindfulness in our busy lives, including for teachers and parents
  • 16:45 - Parents are the key to creating mindfulness practices in families
  • 18:12 - How family meetings can help create structure, routine and shared values
  • 23:00 - Concept of “talking stick” or a physical object to give people space in groups to be heard and of “listening from your heart”
  • 32:00 - Meditation helps you lean into the unknown; it’s a practice
  • 34:10 - The brain and meditation and neuroplasticity over time
  • 38:18 - Different approaches to grief
  • 39:10 - DBT therapy - Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • 44:03 - Awe and bliss come from lifelong practice

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “The most interesting thing is how can I help others” - Ian
  • “Usually when change happens it is the death of something.” - Ian
  • “The practice of being still is the best thing that we could possibly do.” - Ian

 

BIO:

Ian is a Mindfulness Teacher at Evenflow.io meditation app, co-Director of the Mindfulness Program at The Stephen Wise Elementary school in Los Angeles, and Mindfulness coordinator at PeakBrain institute. In addition he teaches Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga, both privately and in groups, to adults and adolescents in the LA area.

Ian is also a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with a Masters in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles.

Ian co-Wrote the book, 21 Days Of Enlightenments, with co-author, Bernadette Luckett. 21 Days of Enlightenments is a journey/discovery book filled with daily acts of service. He has also written and recorded two music albums about personal and spiritual growth available on itunes.

Evolving Ethics in Yoga Communities with Noah Maze
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 36:56
Evolving Ethics in Yoga Communities with Noah Maze

Noah Maze and I talk about the evolving ethics of yoga communities and how being a leader is both a vulnerable place and an opportunity to grow. Listen to how both of these community leaders have navigated their group evolution.

 

I rap with Noah Maze about:

  • Ethical considerations for yoga communities
  • Exploring complexities of teacher-student and employee-employer relationships
  • The lessons Cate learned from Monica Lewinsky

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Why creating an ethos around your community is important
  • How Cate and Noah each work to evolve ethics in their individual online communities

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts: 

 

Show Highlights: 

  • 07:32 - Yoga ethics and how they fit into creating communities; how social media has changed the way we interact
  • 10:18 - Cate discusses how she creates an appropriate space on her online forums
  • 15:10 - The more you’re known, the more you open yourself up for being a target of others’ projections; also your actions and speech are ever more important
  • 21:33 - The struggle of  yoga communities and intimacy in relation to the other parts of our lives
  • 22:29 - Current political climate in U.S., a lot of people’s trauma and wounds are being triggered, especially for yogis who are more sensitive
  • 26:02 - Cate discusses hearing Monica Lewinsky at Wisdom 2.0 and how that experience helped Cate see that opinions we form of people are our own, not necessarily reality
  • 32:04 - Noah discusses the importance of having conversations around ethics of communities. How ethical case studies are learning opportunities

Favorite Quotes:

  • “We have a choice to shape the ethos [of our communities]” - Cate
  • “They ‘Why’ for me is always bringing me back to the core. Core Values and Core Mission.” - Noah

 

BIO:

Noah Mazé is papa to Madeleine and Oliver, and his fierce and compassionate dedication to yoga inspires and holds space for students to journey deeper into body, heart, mind, and spirit than they ever could have imagined. Noah is best known for his clear and precise teaching style, tangible knowledge, and an ability to transmit with openness, curiosity, and wit.

Noah began a regular practice of hatha yoga when he was 14 years old. Early on, he was honored to study with Richard Freeman, Pattabhi Jois, and Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Manouso Manos among many others. Noah continues to be an avid student of yoga and various yoga teachers across styles and disciplines.

Noah is ever-advancing global conversation and curriculum in yoga education. In 2012 he co-founded his school, YOGAMAZÉ, with his wife, Tracy.  Together they have pioneered training content (both in person and online) to enhance skills of yoga teachers and studios in nearly every corner of the world.  

Noah is a faculty member at the 1440 Multi University and Esalen Institute, and a regular presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences and Wanderlust Festivals.  He regularly contributes to the usual suspects of yoga publication.  In addition to creating and developing the entirety of YOGAMAZÉ’s curriculum, Noah serves as faculty on Wanderlust’s 300 hour trainings and acts as a consultant to corporations developing advanced yoga education programs worldwide.

In Los Angeles, Noah offers weekly classes and in-depth programming at his home studio, Wanderlust Hollywood. He is blessed to share life with his wife, Tracy, his two children, Madeleine (8) and Oliver (5), three rescued dogs, two kittens, and one goldfish.

Ayurvedic Healing Drinks + Charismatic Plants with Amadea Morningstar
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 49:49
Ayurvedic Healing Drinks + Charismatic Plants with Amadea Morningstar

Amadea Morningstar is a seminal figure in the world of Ayurveda. Anyone looking to studying ayurveda would benefit from getting to know her work, which include two cookbooks and an upcoming book on healing drinks.

Cate and Amadea discuss how beverages made consciously with seeds and other natural ingredients can have specific healing actions. They discuss the need to soak seeds and how that process allows for better absorption of nutrients. Amadea gives Cate some ideas for drinks she can make her daughter after a long day at school. Amadea gives quick recipe ideas throughout the show so be sure to listen to the entire episode!

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How tuning into nature’s rhythms can help us create healing drinks from herbs and spices.
  • Remember the importance of seed soaking, and pick up a few quick recipes from Amadea!

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

 

  • 5:22 Late summer/early fall is an invitation for us to tune into our bodies
  • 7:09 Beverages as mediums for bringing healing plants and herbs into our bodies for healing and overall nutrition
  • 08:25 Soaking seeds for use in beverages; why the soaking process is important for accessing nutrition and protein in seeds
  • 11:19 Cold-infusion toning tea recipe
  • 15:44 Nourishing beverages for aging
  • 18:30 Nature (and no electronics) can help us reset our nervous system including melatonin levels
  • 19:23 Tart cherries are rich in melatonin. Cherry aquafresca recipe to help with sleep.
  • 24:35 Sourcing your herbs from your local ecosystem + care for your ecosystem
  • 27:15 Amadea describes spurge
  • 30:00 The importance of cultural diversity and how language relates to seed conservation
  • 38:37 Healing beverage ideas for kids after school
  • 40:40 Fruit + herb drinks
  • 44:45 Kitchen sadhana
  • 47:15 Sneak peaks for Amadea’s new books - Ebooks

 

Favorite quotes:

  • 15:26 “So many of the herbs are so fun and tasty so you might as well enjoy them” - Amadea
  • 17:54 “Oftentimes I’m trying to lure people into nature at any age because that’s where the reset is” - Amadea
  • 25:20 “I’m trying to rewild us as a culture” - Cate
  • 37:00 “It’s OK to just let yourself focus and relax and ground in one reality at a time, whenever possible” - Amadea

 

BIO:

Amadea Morningstar writes about healing and self care in Ayurveda. She’s the author of the new eBook series Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda with photographer Renee Lynn. Amadea directs the Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute in Santa Fe, NM.

 

Yogahealer Internships with Hadlee Garrison
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 30:41
Yogahealer Internships with Hadlee Garrison

On today’s show, we talk all about internships. How do you develop an internship program? How do you become an intern in someone else’s program? How can you encourage someone who you think would be great at it to start an internship program? You’ll learn the answer to these questions and more in this chat with Hadlee Garrison, one of our Summer 2017 (and beyond!) interns at Yogahealer.

 

I rap with Hadlee Garrison about Internships:

  • How internships relate back to ancient wisdom concepts and practices
  • Why an internship program needs to vibe with your interests
  • How the exchange of information and skills in an intern-mentor relationship helps both sides get what they need

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn how to create, guide, and refine an internship program for yourself or your organization
  • See how organizations and individuals can change when an intern starts working
  • Learn how to get past the roadblocks that might be keeping you from hiring an intern

 

Links:

 

Related Podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 1:50 — Hadlee approached Yogahealer because she has a passion for health, nutrition, Ayurveda and self-improvement. She loved Yogahealer’s accessible, applicable, realistic vibe — it felt like a perfect match for her to pursue an internship here. That’s the feeling everyone should ideally get from a program.
  • 6:20 — The way Yogahealer has always arranged internships is by positioning the program as an opportunity for greater learning and relationship development. It ties in with the ancient concept and foundational relationship of gurukula, or mentorship.
  • 12:00 — When Hadlee approached us about becoming an intern, it was necessary to create and define a position for her — as it is with any program. We already have a vibrant work-study program, but the internships needed some finessing. Hadlee took over much of the work involved with producing Yogahealer Podcast materials as a result.
  • 20:20 — Hadlee is also now working on developing the Yogahealer internship program and creating the guide, structure, and documentation that can help future interns step into the role. Not knowing how to hire and train interns is a big obstacle in people’s reluctance to develop internship programs in the first place.
  • 22:40 — Hiring an intern can be very similar to hiring a contractor or hiring for a full-time position. It requires looking at paths to leadership, creating a job description, defining roles, and finding a personality type that fits.
  • 24:15 — Hadlee shares her advice for millennial students who want to pursue internships but aren’t sure about how to approach their schools or find a program that works for them.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “It’s self-enhancement to the max!” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “For anyone who’s self-employed and doesn’t have an intern, you’re kind of missing out on a really interesting exchange.” –Cate Stillman
  • “You can make it so sustainable. Yes, you’re going to have to put in the work at first.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Even just having an intern to create your internship program is going to be so helpful.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Being a student vs. having a job was like night and day… If I had done some sort of internship, it would’ve given me a clue!” –Cate Stillman
  • “When you’re actually applying the stuff that you’re learning, you learn it 10 times more quickly than you do studying theory.” –Hadlee Garrison
  • “Exchange value for value at the highest potential level.” –Cate Stillman

Ayurveda for Health and Disease
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 01:31:28
Ayurveda for Health and Disease

I just put it out through email: what do you want to learn next? I love doing webinars, and I love talking about Ayurveda. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Cate Stillman. I started Yogahealer.com in 2001 as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist — basically as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. And I absolutely love having very practical, innovative conversations about Ayurveda.

 

So I put it out via email to ask what the community wants to learn next. Do we want to look at Ayurveda for constitutions? Do we want to look at health and disease? Do we want to look at Ayurveda for the season, and the season that we're going into? We had a lot of neck-and-neck responses; a lot of us wanted to learn about all of those topics. But the one that rose slightly above the other ones was on Ayurveda for health and disease. So that's what we're talking about today. I have a lecture that's about an hour long, and then host a Q+A session.

I rap about Ayurveda for health and disease:

  • How disease and healing work from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • What healing actually is, and the importance of being in sync with nature
  • How self-healers, family healers, and pro-healers can incorporate Ayurveda to more quickly get to the root of what’s troubling them
  • Why you need to know what enstasy is

 

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn what to do if your body or mind is experiencing “technical difficulties”
  • Find out how to embark on your own self-healer path
  • Learn the primary causes of disease and disintegration on a cellular level
  • Gain a better understanding of the true costs associated with misunderstanding disease

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 6:00 — We are our own test subjects when it comes to learning what works best for us, health-wise and in thrive. Finding out what works for our bodies is a process. We need to learn to run better experiments so that tomorrow is better than today, and so that we can not only help ourselves, but also help families and clients.
  • 11:30 — There are costs of not understanding disease. These aren’t just costs involved with the country’s healthcare system or the supplement industry — costs that feed off a lack of deep, foundational knowledge. They are costs of not understanding how your body works, and not understanding Ayurveda.
  • 17:15 — Many people’s entire lifestyles just aren’t working for them today. Our culture isn’t in sync with nature’s rhythms. And we’re covering this up with a range of “band-aids” in the form of pharmaceuticals and surgeries. We need to learn about the natural energies behind who we are.
  • 21:50 — When thinking of disease and health, we must always remember Cause and Effect. We must remember that we frequently can’t see the causes, but we can see the effects — the disease. Understanding cause and effect is essential in finding clarity about changing our own causes to change our effects.
  • 33:30 — We are wired for bliss and deeply satisfying intimacy in our relationships. That’s one of the roots of health. We have a responsibility to get to the root of dis-ease in relationships to break cyclical drama patterns.
  • 45:30 — Eventually, a physical disease becomes metaphysical. We start to point our awareness inward, and we discover the roots of disease. And, while looking within ourselves, we start to discover our different bodies — there are so many more than just our physical bodies.
  • 1:03:00 — The Q+A session with webinar listeners begins.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I have a penchant for making the practical wisdom of ancient medicine a little bit more accessible for modern humans, just so we can have great lives, and raise our kids, and be a little bit more interconnected, a little bit more enlightened, and a lot more healthy than we might otherwise be." - Cate Stillman
  • “Everything around us is the beauty of the universe that created us.” –Cate Stillman
  • “You want to get to the root of what’s going on with you. You want to understand cause and effect with yourself.” –Cate Stillman
  • “There’s a cost to not understanding the basic wisdom of Ayurveda. How much do you spend vs. invest in your body wisdom?” –Cate Stillman
  • “We are nature. We are our ecosystems.” –Cate Stillman
  • “The roots of disease are the same, and the roots of healing are the same.” –Cate Stillman

Ask Cate: Existential Opportunities with Carrie Seitz
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 33:07
Ask Cate: Existential Opportunities with Carrie Seitz

On today’s show, I talk with a long-term course member and friend, Carrie Seitz. She messaged me and said she was going to be in the Tetons and asked if I wanted to go for a mountain bike ride. Of course I said yes, because she’s so much fun to hang out with. So the day arrived, and we were biking Mill Creek, which is a super steep, 2.5-hour trail.

As we got about a quarter of the way in, Carrie — who just signed up for Yoga Health Coaching — started asking me all sorts of questions. She wants to start working for herself, but she isn’t sure if it’s the right fit for her because she doesn’t really do or teach Yoga. Over the course of our bike ride, we fleshed out some deeper details and ended up having a coaching session after we got back. Today’s episode is a result of that big discussion.

You’ll find this episode super helpful if, while you’re listening, you’re trying to figure out your deeper dharma. Figure out how to tap into it and where you’re going in the next chapter of your life. I’ll guide you through a five-word exercise, and you’ll hear me coach Carrie through it to get a better idea of what it entails.

 

I rap with Carrie Seitz about Existential Opportunities:

  • Why a crisis isn’t too different from an opportunity, depending on how you look at it
  • What bhavanas are and how they tie into the client experience
  • Why how you show up in life matters
  • How the four aims of Yoga help you get your needs met

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn how to shift from crisis mode into opportunity mode
  • Find out the basics of designing a brand based on your personality
  • Learn how to create experiences for clients based on your five guiding adjectives

 

Links:

 

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 5:15 — Carrie wants to help people thrive in their bodies, but she isn’t currently working in the wellness sphere. She has a vision about what she wants to start doing, but she wasn’t clear on how YHC could help her until she actually saw the program materials and understood what was involved in the steps.
  • 6:15 — In Chinese, the written word for “crisis” is the same as the written word for “opportunity.” They can be one in the same, but it’s all in how we frame the situation at hand. When the universe is giving us a shake-up, it helps to start seeing it as an opportunity. Anything is always possible!
  • 9:40 — When we start companies or start providing services, we start “branding” them based on our personalities — to an extent. When we’re at the helms of companies, we’re the faces of them. The experiences we consistently provide by being our best, unique selves are what draw people in. This ties into the feeling experience of bhavanas.
  • 13:15 — In Yoga Health Coaching, there’s an exercise that involves choosing the five words that describe everything in your brand, from the experience to the communication. Carrie tries out the process. You can try this out by listing ≈20 adjectives and circling the five that you most identify with. These five words can drive your business decisions.
  • 24:00 — What if everything you want is something the universe wants of you? Ask evolution itself what it wants to do with you and to lead you through desire.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When we’re in an easygoing plane in life and things are working together, we keep doing the same things instead of seeing ‘Oh my gosh! I can do anything!... I can develop different habits!’” –Cate Stillman
  • “The crisis actually brought me into searching out something that could help me get through it.” –Carrie Seitz
  • “Halfway through the course, I realized, ‘This actually isn’t a crisis. It’s an opportunity for something else, something greater.’” –Carrie Seitz
  • “If we’re not grounded in our body habits, those opportunities aren’t available… There’s not enough energetic integrity.” –Cate Stillman
  • “Our nervous system needs to get away from it all so we can listen to what our mind, body, and spirit are telling us.” –Carrie Seitz
  • “Go through an experiential process and be so much more able to guide people through going beyond their own comfort zones.” –Cate Stillman

 

Peira Moinester - Brooklyn Music Factory + Creating Musicians for Life
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 30:44
Peira Moinester - Brooklyn Music Factory + Creating Musicians for Life

On today's podcast, we have Peira Moinester of Brooklyn Music Factory. I've tried to get her on the show for about eight months, or as long as I've known her. She helps kids learn music, helps families get into music, and runs all sorts of lessons and camps. She is based in Brooklyn, and is going online soon. Tune in to learn all about how she breaks the traditional paradigms of teaching music and embraces an innovative teaching environment to make students of every age and walk of life a musician for life.

I rap with Peira Moinester of Brooklyn Music Factory about creating musicians for life:

  • Music as a part of human connection, collaboration, and expression
  • The connective power of family and community jam sessions
  • Learning music through songwriting

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • What games to use to facilitate musical learning and collaboration
  • Why Ayurveda describes vibrational sound as the place where the divine meets the physical world
  • When to free yourself of judgment and just experiment with music

 

 

Links:

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Show Highlights:

  • 0:45 - Our traditional paradigm of teaching music to children is not actually fun! By making music fun, we can make students want to practice more often, thus improving their musical talent and becoming a musician for life.
  • 7:00 - The best thing for kids learning an instrument is to have the whole family involved! A family coming together through music builds a bond unlike any other experience.
  • 11:00 - There is something about music that can lift a mood and inexplicably shift energies. In vedic wisdom, vibrational sound is actually where the divine comes to meet the physical world. By simply getting in touch with music, we can combat a multitude nervous system imbalances.
  • 15:30 - Most children are kinesthetic learners, and should thus be taught by connecting motor skills with visual and audible stimuli. In our society, words are too often used to try to affect change: there are many other ways to teach that are often more effective and enduring.
  • 20:10 - Learning through songwriting: instead of being confined to teaching with a specific song, teaching through songwriting allows you to teach musical fluency and increases student motivation and investment.
  • 25:50 - For anyone looking to incorporate more music into life, leave the judgment at the door. Let yourself go, and embrace your creativity.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Music is the thing I remember from growing up… it's the thing that impacted me the most." - Peira Moinester
  • "This is a natural part of human connection, communication, expression, and play." - Cate Stillman
  • "Anybody should be given the opportunity to make music." - Peira Moinester
  • "The divine comes first through sound." - Cate Stillman
  • "We are an instrument; we have a natural desire to express and create." - Cate Stillman
  • "One of the most humbling things is to hear six-year-olds write a killer song." - Peira Moinester

BIO:

Born in Brooklyn and raised in a family of educators, Peira Moinester has been making music and working with kids for over 20 years. Peira also spent many of those years playing in In Flight Radio, an NYC-based rock band. In 2009, she founded Brooklyn Kids Rock, a band program for kids that quickly blossomed into one of the leading band programs in the area. Then in 2011, she had the pleasure of joining forces with fellow musician and music educator Nate Shaw. Together they founded the Brooklyn Music Factory, which now serves over 350 families with it’s unique, game-based approach to learning. “I am excited to have found something that combines the things I love the most – kids, music, and the amazing community that is Brooklyn,” says Peira. “This is the program I would have loved to have had around as a child, and I am thrilled to be a part of creating this opportunity for the next generation.” Peira happily resides in Brooklyn with her husband and her two young children.

Body Thrive Book Finally on Audible Read by She Podcasts Star… Elsie Escobar!
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 01:02:54
Body Thrive Book Finally on Audible Read by She Podcasts Star… Elsie Escobar!

Today's show is a bit about my dharma and Elsie Escobar's dharma. Elsie is a good friend and the co-host of She Podcasts, and we've also been podcasting together for years. We first met as Anusara Yoga teachers at trainings, where I noticed she was super cool and super fun — so I wanted to be friends with her!

Our paths kept crossing, and she's always had one of the most popular Yoga podcasts around. So, when it came time for me to make a decision about recording Body Thrive as a book on tape (or on Audible, in this case), I realized that I just didn't have the amount of time it required. When I found out that Elsie wanted to record it, I knew that was absolutely the right option. 

Enjoy a sneak peek of the Body Thrive audiobook and join us for a chat about everything from identity evolution to diversity in podcasting.

 

I rap with Elsie Escobar of She Podcasts:

  • Why it's important to develop and use your voice to get clear on who you are and feel empowered to deliver messages
  • The first steps of redefining our identities
  • How our culture's loss of the water element is affecting our ability to reflect inwardly and outwardly

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn the differences between talking to think and thinking to talk
  • Understand the importance of having someone who's a truth-teller "hammer" in your life
  • See how you can use incremental, kaizen steps to help shift identity evolution

 

Links:  

 

Related Podcasts: 

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:00 — Enjoy a clip of Elsie reading Body Thrive!
  • 22:00 — Visuals can be great for delivering a message, but they're not always the best way to get information across. They're often distracting. Hearing things and giving life to our ideas with our voices can help us connect with each other and with information on even deeper levels.
  • 30:20 — Identity evolution is always possible, even when we haven't chosen our own identities and they've been given to us by our communities or the world around us. We have to be willing to let these identities go to grow.
  • 37:05 — So many people start off making changes when they're coming from a place of depletion, not a place of excess. The idea of being able to do something great feels out of reach, but incremental steps are so much more digestible and easy to implement when we know we need to make big shifts.
  • 41:30 — Sometimes, we don't realize we're taking actions that set our bodies up for cellular confusion. We can start to recognize it when we notice we're craving things that hurt, not things that heal. 
  • 48:30 — Most sugar (and other) cravings are cured when we start meal spacing. Instead of worrying about what to eat, we should try eating at the same time every day. Our taste buds will slowly attune to what our bodies really need once our digestion gets more efficient through meal spacing.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Beauty, at times, is not necessarily always a positive thing." –Elsie Escobar
  • "We've gotten to a place where we need to evolve the identity that the world has given us." –Elsie Escobar
  • "Willingness comes from when you've had it up to herewith yourself." –Cate Stillman
  • "You have to have that source…that truth-teller in your life." –Elsie Escobar
  • "If you need something, you have to ask." –Elsie Escobar
  • "The what is so much less important than the when." –Cate Stillman
  • "How do I create the habit of listening? How do I have this become a part of my life?" –Elsie Escobar

 

 BIO:

Highlighting the impact of podcasts in society and culture rocks my world. Taking the conversationbeyond podcast monetization and metrics to bring awareness to the future and growth of podcasting through the lens of cyber behavior, cognitive psychology, the impact of socioeconomic status, and diversity.

My desire is to drive dialogue in the podcasting industry with a focus on podcasts’ impact on society, diversity, and culture as well as their power to drive social change, personal development, and bring voice to support underrepresented communities and initiatives.

Focus on Fit, Not Thin Webinar
01:38:26
2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 01:38:26
Focus on Fit, Not Thin Webinar

It's been a while since I've done a live webinar, but they're so much fun! To me, they're a casual way for us to connect around things that I've been thinking about and practicing. This webinar that focuses on being fit not thin has an underlying philosophy — we're swimming in this pool of how we're supposed to look. In many ways, this information is more predominant than how we're supposed to feel. As a not-so-secret result, many of us have been trained to ignore and override what and how our bodies are feeling. Today, I want to rekindle your connection to how your body wants to feel and help you start taking direct action based on your own internal signals. We can all notice in our own heads and self-talk that there are often some really subtle ways that we're overriding even the most basic signals our bodies are sending us. It's time to get much more connected to how we want to feel and get more comfortable in our own skin. 

 

I rap with webinar listeners about becoming fit, not thin:

  • Our bodies' desire to orient toward movement as a species
  • The satiation cycle of nourishment and the ways our bodies want to experience deeper satiation
  • Radical self-love, cellular love and how to tap into them
  • Why we need to make ourselves more "wild" again and play like kids at recess

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How to bring more movement into your life and encourage your body to take over
  • How to determine what "fit" means for your body and what role your Ayurvedic constitution plays
  • How your habits and identity need to evolve for you to become a fitter person
  • How to stop associating workouts with work

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts: 

 

Show Highlights:

  • 6:45 — There are two key behaviors related to a fitter you. One primarily involves movement, and the other is all about helping your body feel satiated and satisfied. Being fit is about physical experience and radiant longevity, not appearance.
  • 11:00 — Our state of mind and emotional state of being directly impact everything that we do. If we aren't in a fit experience in our own bodies, we run into trouble in meeting our own needs and those of the people to whom we're most closely connected.
  • 16:30 — One of the first steps in getting fitter is really getting in touch with your body and throwing off our culturally imposed limitations. What do you want for your body? How do you really want to feel? Give yourself permission to dream bigger and ignore the limitations. What would it do for you long-term to become that person?
  • 22:45 — Instead of thinking about doing one main workout each day, we need to start thinking in terms of what movement we can do every couple of hours. How many monkeying-around recesses are you freely enjoying each day? Schedule them on your calendar if you're not taking four or five a day. Create a menu of movements you can do, and choose a few activities from it to start rewilding.
  • 36:45 — Intermittent exercise makes a lot of sense, but intermittent fasting can seem difficult to adapt to. Open yourself up to experimentation when it comes to your diet! It's time to start honoring your metabolism. Giving it a break with intermittent fasting can help you reach and satiate your true, deep, cellular hunger.
  • 52:50 — Are there people in your life who already embody the habits you're starting to adopt? Get into their realms and get motivated. When we don't know people who have these habits, we need to get into a community or group that does. Our habits are communal. What small behaviors do you need to change to become the person you want to be, and who can help you get there?
  • 1:12:30 — This section of the show is a Q+A with webinar listeners to discuss a range of topics related to becoming a smarter, fitter, better version of yourself.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "There are no surprises, but if you're not doing these things, you're making your life more stressful." –Cate Stillman 
  • "You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first." –Cate Stillman 
  • "If we're not acting like smart monkeys…we're not going to be as fit." –Cate Stillman 
  • "What do you want on the body level? Breathe that in." –Cate Stillman 
  • "Do you feel like a wild-animal version of yourself, or do you feel like you've been hyper-domesticated?" –Cate Stillman 
  • "Getting stressed out has a lot to do with not moving your body enough." –Cate Stillman 
  • "Your thinking becomes much clearer when your physiology is energized." –Cate Stillman 
  • "We are wired for bliss." –Cate Stillman
  • "Our past habits have a momentum. That momentum is like a tidal wave." –Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into Yoga. Built on the value of personal and planetary thrive and a deep connection to one’s ecosystem, community, and body, Yogahealer grew into a team of people, two podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, and a professional community and certification program, Yoga Health Coaching. Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig Yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectories using the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.

Grow Your Career by Leading a Facebook Group with Katie Krimitsos
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Grow Your Career by Leading a Facebook Group with Katie Krimitsos

Katie Krimitsos is a blast. Biz women rock! Together we can rock the world is Katie's brand. She has a podcast where she plays rock and roll music and coaches women in rocking their business.

I met Katie at Podcast Movement a few years ago, and I got to know her work. A big part of her work is helping women use social platforms, and Facebook groups in particular, to help fuel the growth of their membership, their business, or their client base.

You might wonder if what you want to do -- whether it's social change in your community, your work in the world, etc. -- requires a Facebook group. Do you need something that is a way for people to connect, and if you do, how much of a time commitment is it to have one that actually does what you want it to do? This is exactly what today's conversation is all about. Enjoy!

 

I rap with Katie Krimitsos about using Facebook to reach business goals:

  • Attract people to become clients or course members through Facebook Groups
  • Tips for a successful Facebook Group
  • Use Challenges to attract potential clients

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • How to maximize your effort and minimize your time by creating Brand Ambassador positions
  • How to set up your group culture in a forum
  • How to differentiate your paid forums from your unpaid ones

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:30 - Use Challenges to attract potential clients to your community and get them hooked! This works because:
    • It engages your core community
    • It gives them something of value
    • It deepens your "Know, Love, and Trust" Factor
    • It can weave in ways for participants to share about you, your brand, and your message
  • 13:30 - Create different groups when you find that a specific topic is only relevant to certain individuals who would benefit from diving deeper into that topic. BONUS: When you create a separate group, you will attract people interested in that topic who weren't in your general community before, introducing them to you and your brand!
  • 15:35 - Tips for a Successful Facebook Group:
  1. Show up! Don't just create a group and then have an administrator run it.
  2. Maximize your effort and visibility in the group, and minimize your time by creating Brand Ambassadors: they will be in charge of starting conversations, commenting on posts and threads, letting you know if there is spam in the group, and reporting to you about important posts and conversations.
  • 24:00 - Set up your group culture: do something to make sure a new person in your group knows how to act in it as soon as they join.
  • 25:15 - You can either automate posts or post fresh content daily: showing up live can be beneficial, but so can automatically posting previously disseminated, high-quality content that you know was successful in the past.
  • 33:45 - Differentiate your paid from your unpaid groups:
    • Host video meetings to collaborate with the whole community
    • Post video responses directly addressing individuals
    • Give shout-outs to people for being active in the group, or reach out one-on-one to thank people for being a valuable member
    • Create special challenges for your paid groups
    • Provide insight to the behind-the-scenes of your business or personal life

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "You can intelligently filter in ways to bring it back to your brand in an authentic way." - Katie Krimitsos
  • "They're really fun, they're a great way to engage people, and they can be in line with whatever it is you do!" - Katie Krimitsos
  • "They go sing it on the mountain... because you're helping them create results." - Katie Krimitsos
  • "There's no doing it wrong, there's just a lot of different ways of figuring out how it's going to work." - Cate Stillman
  • "It is hugely advantageous to be a powerful, valuable member of a group." - Katie Krimitsos

 

BIO:Katie Krimitsos is the Founder of Biz Women Rock, a community and education provider for business women around the globe who want to grow their companies. She is a business coach and growth strategist and provides virtual and live education to help purpose-driven and action-taking women get the tools they need to fulfill their business dreams! Her podcast Biz Women Rock provides personal business interviews, pertinent topics and actionable information that help her community thrive in their businesses. She is a lover of travel, animals (she has a pet parrot, Sammy!), the water and is amazingly in love with her very first child, Sedona and her husband, Chris.

 

Yoga, Your Healthspan + Empowered Elders with Dr. Baxter Bell
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Yoga, Your Healthspan + Empowered Elders with Dr. Baxter Bell

Where is western medicine part of the problem with stress and preventable disease

Can anyone actually promise practices that will increase longevity or how long you live? And if not, should we just do whatever we want and not worry about doing yoga or our taking care of our health?

Are there any paradoxes that you have discovered in working on the ideas of Yoga for Healthy Aging? (e.g. that restorative practices can actually assist in weight loss!)

Should yoga students just wait until they start to feel "old" or develop an age-related chronic illness such as high blood pressure before they start to learn these specific techniques?

 

And what do we do with the reality that we will all age, we will all suffer some period of ill health and eventually die? Does yoga offer us any ways to address this with an even mind and spirit?

 

I rap with Baxter Bell about healthy aging:

  • The six key factors for healthy aging
  • The difference between what our society tells us about aging and the lived experience of people practicing Yoga and Ayurveda
  • The increasing amount of older people practicing and becoming empowered by yoga

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:   

  • Why you should focus on healthspan instead of lifespan
  • How to use yoga for healthy aging
  • Why collaboration is much more impactful than competition

 

Links:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 4:30 - In the medical profession, the main social assumption is that we don't need to pause and reflect. This causes unaddressed stress for the people who are supposed to be taking care of the rest of us!
  • 8:40 - While much of the mainstream media focuses on the next technology or drug, Yoga is permeating into the culture more and more, with more people than ever practicing yoga or interested in trying it in the near future, and with more people from western medicine and science advocating for it as well.
  • 18:15 - In our modern society, the cultural norm is that as you age, you start to deteriorate. But that is simply not the experience for many people, which speaks to the importance of increasing healthspan, not lifespan: instead of trying to live as long as we can, let's try to live as healthfully as we can for the years we have available.
  • 21:50 - Some of the key themes for healthy aging include building strength, flexibility, balance, and agility, developing cardiovascular health and brain health, maintaining independence, and practicing equanimity.
  • 28:00 - Growing and expanding and creating with other people improves reach and impact much more than retreating into a competitive mindset.
  • 33:50 - In many societies outside the western culture, there is much more respect for older people, which is reflected in the way older people live healthfully and easefully until late in life.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "It was one of the few times that my mind slowed down, stopped, reflected, and felt, as opposed to being on that treadmill of what's next." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "Especially for males in a modern context, there's really no social acceptance of reflection." - Cate Stillman
  • "Increasing healthspan, not lifespan… I want to be as healthy as I can for the years I have available." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "That's not what we're being told by mainstream media. We're being told to expect problems, to get help, to be on medications, to expect that we’ll need help with everyday activities." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "Know what you want out of it and aim for that. Then this whole other world is going to open, and you'll want different things in a few months or in a few years." - Cate Stillman
  • "When people start to practice new ways of moving, and breathing, and relating to themselves, their integrity increases." - Cate Stillman
  • "Maybe we're just okay, but we want to be healthier than we are right now." - Dr. Baxter Bell
  • "How much is our expiration date a mindset?" - Cate Stillman

BIO:

Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, eRYT500

Cofounder of the Yoga for Healthy Aging blog and co-author with Nina Zolotow of the upcoming book "Yoga for Healthy Aging", Baxter is a medical doctor and medical acupuncturist, as well as a certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Baxter practiced as a family physician from 1989 to 2000. Then, in 2001, he completed the 18-month, 680-hour Advanced Studies Program at Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, with Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, Mary Paffard, and Patricia Sullivan. In 2000, he completed his 300-hour medical acupuncture training. In 2017, he was certified as a yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Based in Oakland, California, Baxter was director of the Deep Yoga Teacher Training at Piedmont Yoga Studio for seven years and is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member on teacher training programs and therapeutic yoga trainings around the country. He teaches locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering regular yoga classes to the general public as well as specialty classes for those with back pain and adults with disabilities, and teaches workshops and retreats worldwide with an emphasis on yoga for healthy aging and how yoga can be used therapeutically to improve health and well-being. He also combines his experience as a family physician with his training in medical acupuncture in his complementary medical practice in Oakland, where he focuses on acupuncture and therapeutic yoga. He is featured in the Yoga Journal: Yoga for Stress DVD as well as on the Practice Channel at YogaUOnline.com. To find out more about Baxter or to contact him, visit www.baxterbell.com, and to view his instructional videos (including for many of the poses in his upcoming book) visit his YouTube channel “Baxter Bell Yoga.”

The Subtle Physiology of the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
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The Subtle Physiology of the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s grandfather was the village doctor, known throughout the land. Two generations later Kulreet is a modern neurologist and an ancient wisdom guru. She was raised in the USA on the Ayurvedic lifestyle. She became both a modern neurologist and an ancient wisdom guru. She authored The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss.

Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for ten years, and remains a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is also a neuroscientist. She has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. She currently does patient consultations at The Chopra Center in San Diego, California.

 

In today’s episode we unpack her experiential path of dharma.

  • Cutting your teeth on the Dharmic Path with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

 

I rap with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s  about her Path of Dharma

  • The Subtle Physiology Behind the Pain of personal evolution
  • How to know if you're on the right track with Dharma
  • The Heart’s role in Dharma

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • The concrete nature of beliefs
  • Surrender is the gateway drug of dharma
  • Risk-taking, breaking boundaries and entering the next plane of existence
  • Evolutionary Habit Automation as a launching pad for Dharma
  • The dharmic threads in your ancestry and relationships with your grandparents, parents and siblings

 

Links:

 

Watch the video of this episode:

https://vimeo.com/228109871/

 

Related Podcast:

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:15 - You will make a much bigger impact on the world by listening to and working from the heart, rather than the mind.
  • 10:00 - There is an intertwinement of the physical, the mental, and the emotional body. When ama blocks that intertwinement, it can cause a disconnect between your spiritual practice, your thoughts, your words, and your actions.
  • 18:30 - Most of the time, people will not want you to change who you are as you experience identity evolution.Try not to be affected by their beliefs, as that might be what is holding you back. In fact, your shift in identity will most likely help them dissolve ama and go through their own evolution!
  • 23:15 - Automate your body habits so you can reach a higher plane of consciousness! By firmly grounding your habits, you can delve so much deeper into your dharmic path.
  • 29:00 - Where have you received messages through ancestral lineage? What valuable aspects of your ancestors were passed down to you? These are usually linked to your dharma!

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "The heart has a capacity to reach people beyond anything you could imagine." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "If you're willing to ride that thread of dharma, it will embroider within your heart the themes of all of humanity. It's a way of being stitched into the universal soul." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "If you have a connection with your dharma, it becomes an anchor." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
  • "Interconnectivity shows you're on the right track." - Cate Stillman
  • "Who does dharma want me to become next?" - Cate Stillman
  • "The greatest, most selfless thing you can do is to choose to connect with yourself." - Dr. Kulreet
  • "There is something about your dharma hidden in your ancestral lineage, and that's why you chose that family." - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

 

BIO:

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s combined expertise in both modern neurology and the ancient science of health known as Ayurveda has uniquely positioned her as an expert able to pull from the broadest possible base to treat her clients. She is passionate about raising awareness for the need of a paradigm shift in contemporary medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health-based (rather than disease-based) medical system. Dr. Chaudhary is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show, where her teachings about Ayurvedic medicine have been applauded by a national audience. She is also the author of The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss.

Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for ten years, and remains a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is also a neuroscientist. She has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. She currently does patient consultations at The Chopra Center in San Diego, California.

Feminine Leadership + Warrior Goddesses with Heatherash Amara
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Feminine Leadership + Warrior Goddesses with Heatherash Amara

On today's show is HeatherAsh Amara, the author of the the best-seller Warrior Goddess Training, the The Warrior Goddess Way, and The Toltec Path of Transformation: Embracing the Four Elements of Change. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. In our conversation today, we dive heavily into feminine leadership, into women and trauma and history, into judgment, judgment of others, and self-judgment, and into what's starting to happen in the realm of collective leadership. Stay tuned for HeatherAsh Amara!

 

I rap with HeatherAsh Amara about the history of women:

  • The disconnect between the freedoms women legally have in our society and the way we feel and are treated because of our history
  • Why we, as women, think other people's desires are more important than ours
  • Why we compare ourselves to other women

What you’ll get out of tuning in:  

  • Why we sometimes get caught in spiritual judgment, and how to step out of it
  • How to truly befriend your body, mind, and spirit
  • When to shed fears of exposure and step into leadership

 

Links:

 

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 2:55 - In order to slow down and tap into your desires, you must have a practice that gives you tools to start coming back into yourself, and shift away from trying to be something else.
  • 10:00 - From an early age, we are taught to compare ourselves to other women, and to be judgmental of them. By recognizing when we are doing this, and redirecting our thoughts with compassion for ourselves and for the other woman, we can take steps to heal ourselves and our future generations of this pattern.
  • 14:00 - There are three things you can do to get in touch with the Self and live a more easeful, happy life:
  1. Desire: Do more of the things you love!
  2. Cleanse: With compassion, ask yourself what you are believing that isn't true. Then clean up the old behavior, change it, and start living in a new, more conscious way.
  3. Silence: Consciously bring more stillness into your life.
  • 16:55 - Don't apologize unless you're actually sorry! Too many of us say 'sorry' more than we should, and this word undermines our confidence and self-worth.
  • 23:20 - HeatherAsh shares two main psychological reasons women don't want to step into leadership roles:
  1. The dominant paradigm of leadership is that the leader has power over someone else and oppresses the other person. But leadership doesn't have to be that way, and in fact, the most effective leaders are co-collaborators!
  2. Stepping into leadership makes a person, and especially a woman, much more vulnerable. Our ancestral patterns tell us it isn't safe to be so exposed.

But women are absolutely needed in leadership roles, and we should step into them past the fear of being exposed, in a collaborative and co-creative way.

  • 35:00 -Instead of separating ourselves from other people and other groups, we should respect our diversity and celebrate our interconnectedness.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "Desire is super intelligent! You want to pay attention to that stuff!" - Cate Stillman
  • "The world is so busy, there's so much going on, that if you're not paying attention, you can look up and ten years has passed." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "Who am I now, and who do I want to be next?" - Cate Stillman
  • "While we have tremendous external freedoms, we don't have the same internal freedom." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "We all need more stillness in our lives." - HeatherAsh Amara
  • "More of us need to be willing to step into leadership. We're needed! Our voice, our experience, our perspective, is so, so needed." - HeatherAsh
  • "We don't serve anyone around us when we stay small and safe." - HeatherAsh Amara

 

BIO:

HeatherAsh Amara is the author of the bestselling Warrior Goddess Training, The Warrior Goddess Way, and The Toltec Path of Transformation. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family. Raised in Southeast Asia, HeatherAsh has traveled the world from childhood and is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of human expression and experience. She brings this open-hearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony.

How to Become Part of A Team: From Disorganized Chaos to Collaboration with Amanda Hemmingsen
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How to Become Part of A Team: From Disorganized Chaos to Collaboration with Amanda Hemmingsen

I met Amanda Hemmingsen at the Yogahealer Mexico Retreat in Feb. 2017. I knew Amanda as a member of Living Ayurveda Course. She’d impressed me with her unique digestion and expression of Ayurveda. She was perhaps one of the high ether element types I’d even met, who also had the gift of being able to put the formless into words.

Seeing her natural tendency to isolate (as is common for high ether Vata’s), I felt a strong desire to get to know Amanda and draw her deeper into the community.

When Amanda posted the following on Facebook - about her new job and the friction and chaos involved in becoming part of a team - I wanted her on the Dharma & Dollars Show.

“After 20 months of navigating the turbulent waters of organizational chaos, I think I can finally say that my job has been fully integrated into the team.

I have learned so much about personal and organizational chaos and about developing a kind of creativity that knows when to pick herself up from defeat, when to set a battle aside, and when to immerse in the celebration of small victories.

To everyone out there who has uncomfortable, life-affecting friction with their job...there is hope and possibility to influence things to the better, if you take the long view and find a support network that doesn't tolerate empty venting.” Amanda Hemmingsen

 

  • Understanding how to be a leader up echelon and laterally
  • Understanding that every situation we are placed in is an opportunity to shed light on the inner reality
  • Understanding the energetics of a bureaucracy and how to navigate culture and personalities to get something accomplished
  • Thinking as an empath: understanding the difference internally between one's individual identity and one's group identity.
  • What is anger before its anger? Fire. Learning to rechannel the fire rather than alternating between smothering it and watching it burn out of control.
  • "In order to make correct decisions in your life, you must gain objective self-knowledge. This is not accomplished by exploring one's own dreams, attitudes, and opinions. These are useless in self-examination. Instead, contemplate your effect on the world around you. There you will find yourself."

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Letting go of the millennial need for quick fixes.
  • Learning to speak one's truth and refining the process of effective communication in professional settings with people who don't think like me
  • Developing a judicious understanding of how to tap into one's social support structure. The energetics of complaining.
  • How the more we reject something, the more we end up clinging to it. (i.e., I used to reject being 'smart' and therefore needed lots of compliments to prop me up)

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

 

  • 3:40 - For the most part, modern jobs no longer consist of laborers performing their own separate tasks: most jobs today require a certain degree of teamwork. Therefore, in order to live your bigger dharma, it is important to learn how to collaborate in a team setting.
  • 7:00 - For many companies, and especially growing ones, new positions are added frequently, and won't have an exact onboarding process. So, it's imperative for the new person to be able to listen to the group and adapt to it while also contributing fresh perspective.
  • 10:55 - By actively listening to and learning from the dynamics of an already established team, you can figure out how to communicate with each person in order to create leverage for whichever task you need to accomplish.
  • 13:35 - Learning to let go of your personal attachment to results allows you and your company to become more efficient: by delegating tasks instead of doing everything yourself, you can get more done with less stress.
  • 18:00 - In many business settings, the personal and the professional are strictly separate. But bridging the gap of the personal and the professional can actually bring much more clarity to the capacities of a company based on its team members.
  • 25:00 - When you get a new job, or adopt another role in your current one, you go through a shift in identity, which is inherently disorienting. But by aligning with the habits of yogis, even while being in this inner chaos, you can still be relaxed, accessible, and connective at the same time.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "That needs done, but it's not efficient for me to be the one to do it. So how can I help find the person who needs to do it?" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "We can start to see the threads of our own dharma, and the more we can articulate that..., the more that becomes an asset to the organization. If everyone's doing that, we're really not in chaos at all any more: we're in higher systems collaboration." - Cate Stillman
  • "In the professional world, you have your separate parts of what you can and cannot talk about, even though some of that other stuff matters." - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "What are ways that I can bring a little bit more of the whole person in?" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "For me, I need the stillness. When I have the stillness, whatever the next piece is will come out." - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "Chaos is opportunity!" - Amanda Hemmingsen
  • "How do you create a much more resilient nervous system? You can be in chaos and still be relaxed, and accessible, and available, and open-hearted, and connective at the same time." - Cate Stillman

BIO:

Having dived deep into her own core being, Amanda has learned to build channels for her emotion energies to flow through her being and express in the world. An empath working for government bureaucracy, success has come from being the change.

Q&A with Cate Stillman
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Q&A with Cate Stillman

 

Today’s episode is an Ask Cate Show! Many of you have gone to Yoghealer.com/ask and left me a message. You let me know what YOU want to know. In this episode I play your questions and answer them. We have all sorts of topics to check out, from questions about India to queries about amenorrhea. You’ll learn about what it means to have emotional amas since birth, too.

I’m going to spin a yarn, and I know you’ll get something good out of it because we’re talking about all sorts of things! Just a quick disclaimer here: I’m not giving medical advice. I’m just sharing with you what I know and my point of view. So take care of yourself and learn some new insights about the Ayurvedic perspective!

 

I rap about the answers to your recent burning questions:

  • What it was like studying Ayurveda in India, and what goes down at a rough-n-ready silent meditation retreat, India-style
  • What malas are in Ayurveda, how they relate to amenorrhea, and why they aren’t “bad” waste products
  • Why you need to heed the call of your natural cycles to gain depth of wisdom and power

What you'll get out of tuning in:

  • Learn why Yoga in the United States is a much more athletic experience than the spiritual, transcendent Yoga of India is
  • Understand why amenorrhea happens — from an Ayurvedic perspective — and how a vata-pacifying routine can restore the energy needed for this process
  • See what the subtle energetic patterns are behind allergies and how excess elements can impact your body

Show Highlights:

  • 3:08 - Cate reveals what happened on her 2004 trip for studying Ayurveda in India. She went to study the Yoga of ancient chants and ended up totally rewiring her pranic body before having a strange panchakarma learning experience and enjoying some super no-frills meditation.
  • 14:00 - Malas in Ayurveda are functional waste products/tissues that our systems create. They also play a big role in our bodies’ immune responses and cleansing processes. When women have amenorrhea, they lose out on the cleansing cycle that comes with menstruation. It’s a sign of energetic depletion, but deep-level ojas rebuilding is still possible.
  • 22:37 - Allergies aren’t a one-size-fits-all thing. In Ayurveda, they can be symptoms of excess elemental energies — water, air, fire. We need to understand how these reactions impact our larger systems and how they relate to our overall health. At the end of the day, with chronic conditions, waste and energy are cycling through us and trying to get out in ways they normally wouldn’t.
Favorite Quotes:
  • “This whole life is about choosing your own adventure!” –Cate Stillman
  • “Westerners are so good at asking the big ‘why?’ question.” –Cate Stillman
  • “Fly by the seat of your pants and just go on an adventure.” –Cate Stillman
  • “The natural cycle is always the most powerful.” –Cate Stillman

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BIO:

Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching.

Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

Cate have had a blast innovating on the edge of a 5000 year old deep wellness wisdom tradition. Tapping modern culture into ancient traditions is what Yogahealer has always been about and continues to become next!

 

Joe Vitale on Collaborating with the Great Something
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 40:03
Joe Vitale on Collaborating with the Great Something

On today's show, we have Dr. Joe Vitale, globally famous author, speaker, musician, marketing expert, and movie, TV, and radio personality. His best-selling books include The Attractor Factor, The Key, Faith, Attract Money Now, and Zero Limits.

This show is so fun -- it was a blast talking to Joe. He talks about being the Michelangelo of your own life, and how you want to start sculpting your David right now.

He's also really into music right now, so we talk about the morphing of identity evolution and what we're both experiencing with that, as well as how quickly idea-to-manifestation occurs. So stay tuned to wake up!

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 2:55 - Intention is a great way to set goals and fulfill desires, but because our minds can only declare what they want based on our past experiences and knowledge, it has built-in limitations. By receiving and acting on inspiration instead, we can be open to things we never could have envisioned in our own heads.
  • 7:35 - Embrace and act upon inspiration, with the full knowledge that who you will become is not who you are now. This concept of Identity Evolution will lead you to become an improved, more expanded version of yourself.
  • 12:50 - There are four stages of awakening:
  1. Victimhood: the belief that we have no control, and that things just happen to us and against us
  2. Empowerment: the feeling after receiving an empowering message through a book, movie, podcast, etc. that tells us we can control our own destiny
  3. Surrender: the realization that we can't control everything, and that we need to get into partnership with 'The Great Something' to co-create rather than trying to create and control everything ourselves
  4. Awakening: the recognition that we not only co-create with 'The Great Something,' but that we are 'The Great Something'
  • 17:50 - In order to make something happen, you have to trust your inspiration, say yes to it, and then trust the baby steps you need to take to create it. Remember that you don't have to make it all happen at once: all you have to do is the baby step that is required today.
  • 23:15 - The people around you are either going to help you or hinder you. You don't have to change the people who negatively effect you. Rather, as you change yourself, people who hinder your growth drop away, and new people with whom you can co-collaborate come naturally into your life.
  • 33:20 - Purely resonant words register in the neuroplasticity of the brain: it is even important to listen to music that has a positive, life-giving message, rather than a negative or invalidating one.

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I'm a big believer in receiving inspiration, honoring inspiration, and being rewarded by inspiration." - Joe Vitale
  • "I think we're all being sent these kind of messages, but we're blocked off, we're too busy… there are just so many distractions." - Joe Vitale
  • "All the great success, all the juice of life, all of the stretching and the growing and the learning...  is right there when I say yes and follow the inspiration." - Joe Vitale
  • "What we're here to do is awaken." - Joe Vitale
  • "We can have, do, and be more, but only when we're in partnership with 'The Great Something.'" - Joe Vitale
  • "We're in it together. There's no longer separation consciousness." - Cate Stillman
  • "What does this moment require?" - Joe Vitale
  • "Some thoughts will make you happy, some thoughts will make you sad. Some thoughts will make you angry, some thoughts will make you glad… Like a jukebox in your mind, you can change the song any time. Choose the thought that feels good. Choose the thought that makes you happy." - Joe Vitale's new song!
  • "I say yes, I don't second-guess, and I get out of the way." - Joe Vitale

 

BIO:

Dr. Joe Vitale is the author of way too many bestselling books to mention here. Some of them include The Attractor Factor, Life's Missing Instruction Manual, The Key, Faith, Attract Money Now and his latest is a sequel to his bestseller, Zero Limits which was officially launched in January 2014, entitled At Zero. Check out his latest release, The Secret Prayer! He's also recorded many Nightingale-Conant audio programs, to name a few, The Awakening Course, The Missing Secret, The Secret to Attracting Money, The Abundance Paradigm, The Ultimate Law of Attraction Library and his latest release is called, The Zero Point. Joe has also been in several movies, including the blockbuster The Secret. He's been on the following TV shows: Larry King Live, Donny Deutsch's “The Big Idea,” CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News: Fox & Friends and Extra TV. He's also been featured in The New York Times and Newsweek. One of his most recent accomplishments includes being the world's first self-help singer songwriter as seen in 2012's Rolling Stone Magazine®. To date, he has released 15 albums! Several of his songs were recognized and nominated for the Posi Award, regarded as “The Grammys of Positive Music.” He created a Miracles Coaching® program and helps people achieve their dreams by understanding the deeper aspects of the law of attraction and the law of right action. This man was once homeless but today is a bestselling author who believes in magic and miracles.

Desire + Fearless Over Fifty
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 41:09
Desire + Fearless Over Fifty

 

Hello it's Cate Stillman with the YogaHealer Real Life Show. I am thrilled to bring to you today Desiree Rumbaugh, one of my friends, and Michelle Marchildon, who have both co-authored Fearless After Fifty. In this conversation today, we talk about how older yogis actually need to turn their practice up instead of being overly careful. We talk about being strong, and what needs to happen next in the aging population that's not really doing yoga yet.

For those who don't know Desiree Rumbaugh, she is an internationally recognized yoga teacher. I met Desiree when we were both teaching Agni Sara yoga. She travels the world full-time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga. She has the Wisdom Warriors community, which has been incredibly successful, and she's attracted a lot of women to going much deeper into the strength of their body.

Michelle Marchildon is internationally recognized as the Yogi Muse. She's a long-time student of Des, and she's also an award-winning journalist and author. Fearless Over Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit, and Yoga.

                      

Links:

We are happy to give away a book to the first three listeners who are in the continental U.S. We are unable to ship overseas at this time. The first 3 people to email yogimuse@gmail.com will receive this offer.    

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 6:25 While there are countless resources that encourage older women to play it safe in yoga and other movement, there aren't nearly enough resources to help older yogis stay strong and grow in their practice.
  • 7:00 It all starts with a mindset evolution: because older women have been told that they should always play it safe, they need help realizing that while they should be careful, they are still incredibly capable in body and mind.
  • 16:05 Even the smallest positive changes will improve health and wellbeing. By recognizing this concept of Kaizen, and not trying to drastically change habits which have been ingrained for decades, you can start to continuously change your habits without being overwhelmed.
  • 29:15 A lot of us are probably going to live longer than our parents. By that logic, what 50 or 60 is now looks really different if you're going to live to 100 instead of living to 80. Healthy lifestyle choices will help to avoid feeling 'old' even longer.
  • 33:40 It is a cultural assumption that as we age, we are supposed to get sick and decrepit. By recognizing this, you'll discover that it doesn't actually have to be that way!
  • 36:10 As you age, be open-minded, try new things, and take risks!
 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "It's mature women who've been around that are really fueling this whole exploration into wellness and into a more liberated way of living." - Cate Stillman
  • "We have a body after 50 and 60 that is almost as strong, but we have a much better mind: We have a mind that is ready to be resilient, a mind that's ready to be persistent…, and a mind that's ready to be patient." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "It's never too late!" - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Whenever you start, you change the course of your aging." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "The message is: 'you've got to take it easy, you don't want to hurt yourself.' And Michelle and I are giving an opposite message. We're saying 'well, you have to be careful, but you also have to work.'"  - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Yoga is a path that once you root down and stand taller, you can stand taller in all of your truths." - Michelle Marchildon
  • "I don't really feel what my chronological age is. I feel just like I always feel. And a lot of it is based on how I feel in my body. So if you can still do stuff, you're going to feel younger." - Desiree Rumbaugh
  • "Let's see how good we can make this ride!" - Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Desiree is an international yoga teacher with an unquenchable enthusiasm for life, love and healing. Desiree travels the world full­time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga.

She blends playful humor with an authentic inquiry into the nature of being in order to bring the ancient teachings of wisdom into modern life.

Michelle Marchildon (PRONOUNCED MARSH­shil­dun) is known internationally as the Yogi Muse. She is a longtime student of Desiree's, and an award­ winning journalist, author and columnist. You can find her in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga and Health, Origin Magazine, Elephant Journal, and Sports Illustrated. Fearless After Fifty is her third book on yoga.

Tera Warner and the Cycles of Development + Identity and Relationship Evolution
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 44:17
Tera Warner and the Cycles of Development + Identity and Relationship Evolution

Here today is Tera Warner! I was thrilled when she showed up on my schedule, I use to follow her when she was the head of the Rod Davies community and Wish Radio and then she disappeared for a while for a while so that is why in today's episode we talk about the cycles of development and evolutions, especially as woman mom entrepreneurs and what goes down and what takes priority. You’ll enjoy this rich and deep conversation, Terra leads a tribe of ethical troublemakers, her values and her brand are really all about authenticity issues and how she works as an authenticity agent and comunication ninja I think you will really enjoy the show so stay tuned.

 

I rap with Tera Warner about women's relational health:

  • Why you should allow others to help you
  • When to put down the screen and observe your surroundings
  • How to Detox Your Relationships for More Confidence

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:   

  • How to Say What You Really Think Without Fear
  • Why You Sometimes Get Stuck (Despite Your Best Efforts To Move Forward)
  • Why you don't have to be who you were yesterday!

 

Links:

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:30 - One of the biggest barriers to your own success and happiness is thinking that you already know all there is to know: realize that your mistakes and downfalls might be a reflection of missing information and not of your own pitfalls as a person. Remain curious, and you'll continue to grow.
  • 14:50 - Pull out your assumptions about yourself and about the world so you can decide whether you want to operate on those beliefs or start testing them to see if they're actually true.
  • 18:10 - Life becomes much easier when we can lean on other people to help us: rely on others to tell you when something might be hindering you without your knowledge.
  • 23:50 - People's lives are overwhelming: they need things to be clear and articulate, and they need to be met where they are in order to actually benefit from the help you want to give.
  • 29:20 - Our current society produces excessive stimulation and communication, which causes more confusion and stress. Getting in touch with yourself and your direct environment can bring you much more clarity than something you find online.
  • 36:15 - You don't have to be who you were yesterday: who you were ten years ago can and should be different from who you are now! Learning from your past and deciding you want to be someone different today allows you to experience identity and relationship evolution. Allow yourself and others to become someone different from yesterday, and decide together where you want to go next.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "I feel like I'm climbing one big ass mountain, and the view gets better the higher I go." –  Tera Warner
  • "Everything feels easier when we're alone, but the actual truth is that we need each other to get through it." – Tera Warner
  • "I understand… how clear and easy and helpful things need to be, not because we are wrong, not because we are stupid, but because we are overwhelmed." – Tera Warner
  • "If we're going to help someone…, we've got to go through that pre-digestive process of: how easy can we make it?" – Cate Stillman
  • "We lose our dreams because we just keep tripping and falling in the same spot." – Tera Warner
  • "You are the universe. You are the field of support…. This is what intrinsic support feels like." – Cate Stillman
  • "You don't have to be who you were yesterday!" – Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Tera remembers reading "Cinderella" when she was 3 years old.

At three, it was easy to believe in Prince Charming, happily ever after, and fairy Godmothers who sprinkle fairy dust when you're down in the dumps.

But 15 years ago, when life's rug fell out from under her, fairy dust was nowhere to be found. Newly pregnant and with a two-year old daughter, Tera was miles away from family and friends when her husband announced he wanted a divorce.

Stunned and reeling with loss, Tera began a series of small but courageous acts that would one day lead her to change her life completely, and touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of women all over the world.

With two babes by her side, a strong backpack and a truckload of courage, Tera got busy figuring out a few things about life. Along the way, she shared these things through her blog, podcasts, programs, and live retreats around the world.

Today, she's created a powerful community of truth-seeking trouble-makers who are committed to overcoming overwhelm and getting their happily ever after back on track.

You can access Tera's interviews and inspiring message through her website, podcast, articles, and more. If you'd like to work with Tera or one of her coaches, please fill out this Personal Toxicity Assessment here to take the first step.  

Someone will get back to you very shortly with a little sprinkling of fairy dust if you need it.

Don Jose Ruiz: Modern-day Shaman + Ancient Lineage Spiritual Teacher
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 37:49
Don Jose Ruiz: Modern-day Shaman + Ancient Lineage Spiritual Teacher

I had a blast talking to Don Jose Ruiz! You can tell by listening that this modern-day shaman is so in it. Aside from authoring books, he teaches workshops and offers transformational journeys, and I have to say — just being with him, you really get a hit of ancient lineages and his spiritual training. He takes you there, even through casual conversation. In this episode, Don Jose Ruiz and I chat about ancient lineages and discuss what’s going on when people are addicted to their own suffering. Don Jose also reveals what his role as a messenger entails.

 

I rap with Don Jose Ruiz about being a modern-day shaman:

  • Why people are addicted to their own suffering
  • What it means to be a messenger
  • Getting comfortable in discomfort
  • What makes mentoring so critical

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Learn how to attain true freedom
  • See how to overcome your inner tyrant, let go of things that are eating you alive, and learn to grow
  • Understand how your mind is the real Garden of Eden
  • Find out how to let your thinking become like a wild horse

 

Links:

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:
  • 3:40 — There are certain things that our parents can’t pass onto us, but we still need to learn them. They can’t navigate our lessons for us, but they can give us tools from our ancient lineages that help us get through things and access truths.
  • 7:00 — When we’re caught up in the midst of pain or heartbreak, we’re often unable to see why we’re there. We can’t look at it objectively. But once we pass it, we can understand everything and see why it was meant to be. This healing gives us teachings we can express later throughout life.
  • 14:35 — Mentoring is increasingly recognized as one of the most effective ways of learning. Teaching and passing information forward promote connection on multiple levels to build community, and they also make it easier to remember what’s important.
  • 21:00 — The Toltecs see all as family. This felt perspective promotes the ability to recognize and help others through pain while connecting with people on much deeper levels.
  • 28:30 — Making the choice to consciously step away from suffering is an act of love that we can all benefit from. When you really want to make a change, the decision isn’t actually that difficult — and you’ll no longer be trapped in a cage.
  • 33:20 — Symbols are important, especially when they’re open to our interpretation. We can use them to fulfill our dreams and manifest visions.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “We humans have strong intent. Always be careful what you intend — that might create a reality.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “We cannot be there for somebody if we’re not there for ourselves first.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “The peaceful truth doesn’t care to react; it just cares to be and witness everything.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “Experience is the real teacher in life.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “When we share something that was given to us, we’re not giving it to someone. We’re receiving it.” – Don Jose Ruiz
  • “Once you wake up, you know the meaning of your life.” – Don Jose Ruiz

 

BIO:

In 2010, Don Jose Ruiz released his first book, The Fifth Agreement, in partnership with his father, Don Miguel Ruiz. Following its publication, Don Jose began traveling around the United States, Mexico, and South America. Don Jose inspires people in many different ways, including through his book signings, lectures, and seminars, and by hosting journeys to Teotihuacan and other sacred sites around the world.

Don Jose's message has been heard all over the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Israel, and South America. His journeys to sacred sites have also been translated into many different languages, including Spanish, French, and German. His message changes lives and brings people closer to themselves than ever before. His passion is to help children stay away from gangs and drugs by developing healthy outlets, such as music and other creative avenues.

Don Jose enjoys working with people of all faiths and cultures. He sees all men and women as equals and feels it's a blessing to be alive. He plans to continue to share the wisdom of his family lineage through his own life experiences.

Disrupting the Dysfunctional Medical Model with the Modern Country Doctor with Dr. Eric Grasser
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 43:24
Disrupting the Dysfunctional Medical Model with the Modern Country Doctor with Dr. Eric Grasser

A few years ago, Dr. Eric Grasser approached me to partner with him on the Ayurveda Summit. We had a blast together and have kept in touch since. He is a brilliant doctor who knows so much about so many things, but who is also incredibly humble and easy to talk to, and I so appreciate our friendship.

When we started collaborating, Dr. Grasser was not happy with the mainstream medical model he was using to run his complimentary allopathic, functional medicine, and ayurvedic practice.

Today, we talk about the return of the country doctor. Dr. Grasser talks about how he transformed from a regular practice to a non-butler concierge model. Why? This model incentivizes doctors to take preventive care of their patients. To me, this is the future of complementary medicine: finding what we should do next as collaborators of eastern and western medicine, transformative technology, and ancient wisdom.

 

I rap with Dr. Eric Grasser about a Better Doctor-Patient Relationship:

  • How he transitioned from a regular practice to a membership-based model
  • Why his model better incentivises doctors to implement preventive care and educate their member and patients
  • Readjusting our mindset into an evolving wellness model

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Rethink how doctors may re-enter the picture in your wellness future
  • How to develop a community that nurtures its members
  • Why you want to see an integrative doctor vs. an allopathic doctor
  • Learn how to find this model of care near you!

 

Links:

 

Related podcasts:

 

Show Highlights:

  • 3:30 People are thirsting for a change to the traditional care model we practice in our western world, where illness is treated as it arises and where income is generated when a physician sees a patient.
  • 7:40 With his new membership-based model, all of Dr. Grasser's patients have the following benefits:
    • Enhanced access
      • Members can directly communicate with Dr. Grasser via cell phone at all hours of the day or night
      • If they have an urgent need, members can be worked into Dr. Grasser's schedule the same day or the day after
    • Prolonged visit time
      • Members have time to talk about their diet and lifestyle during visits
      • Members have more time for prevention and education
    • Membership Meetings
      • Every couple of months, Dr. Grasser gives a lecture on a health topic that combines functional medicine, Ayurveda, and integrative medicine
      • Members can participate in a Q&A following the lectures, which brings the members together and promotes a sense of support between them
    • Access in emergencies
      • Even when they are admitted to the hospital, members can be assured that Dr. Grasser will be there to take care of them
    • Comprehensive members receive even more benefits:
    • Access to Dr. Grasser's online courses
    • Discounts on supplements
    • Home visits
  • 10:40 Switching from a traditional model to an integrative and collaborative membership model can help not only patients' individual Thrive, but also community and planetary Thrive.
  • 17:20 The membership model is also a shift from reactionary to preventive medicine. Instead of paying every time to see a doctor, a membership fee provides access to them all the time, and that relationship nurtures healthy behaviors and establishes a healthier life with less affliction down the road.
  • 24:35 Many progressive practices bring in health coaches and use the power of members as a peer group to follow up with each other and make sure they are making changes in their daily lives. This allows physicians to focus their skill set to its greatest capacity while also providing patients with support in transforming their health behaviors.
  • 32:30 Look for concierge medicine practices or functional medicine practitioners to find a similar, membership-based model of care near you!

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • "This is what disruption looks like in the holistic paradigm. It looks like a lot of people connecting. It looks like not just information being exchanged, but support." - Cate Stillman
  • "Patients want to talk. They want to be listened to. They want to be asked questions. They want education. They want options reviewed to them. And they want perspective." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "It's easier to take care of 300 well people than 300 sick people!" - Cate Stillman
  • "Western medicine is great for emergencies, but we know that it's been incredibly unsuccessful in chronic disease management, and it's been unsuccessful in prevention and lifestyle. And that's where Ayurveda shines." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "Learn from whatever worked or didn't work yesterday and apply that today." - Cate Stillman
  • "It's incredibly frustrating for patients to come in and have their doctor not know them." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "Unfortunately, the way the western medical system is structured… is all about turning the person who is a whole, complete being, into just the sum of parts and a set of diagnoses." - Dr. Eric Grasser
  • "People are on a wellness journey. It's not a stop." - Cate Stillman

 

BIO:

Dr. Eric Grasser is one of the world’s foremost experts in the integration of Functional Medicine and Ayurveda. He supports his patients through his extensive experience in Western Medical practice as well as his deep knowledge of the alternative healing systems of Ayurveda, Yoga and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Grasser is also a dad and a graduate of Stanford University and Dartmouth Medical School.

Advocating for Kids Riding Bikes with Kickstarter Book Launch
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 40:44
Advocating for Kids Riding Bikes with Kickstarter Book Launch

“Bike-a-bike-a-bike-a, bike-a-bike,“Bike-a-bike-a-bike-a, bike-a-bike-a-bike.”

Indy made up this song around two and a half years old, scooting herself around the kitchen on her pedal-less toddler bike. Her bike was the center of her entertainment in the center of our house for two years. She sang that song hundreds of times, which you’ll hear me spontaneously perform live in this episode.

On today’s Dharma  & Dollars show  local Teton Valley Idaho resident, Jannine Fitzgerald talks about her family’s kids bike advocacy work in the world. She and her husband Scott are in the homestretch of their second kickstarter campaign to fund their second kid’s book which serves as a tool for bike advocacy.

 

Belief #1: Bikes are freedom machines that build experiences and values that become the foundation of lifelong success and happiness.

Belief #2: The # of kids riding bikes is declining.

Belief #3: Media drives beliefs and behaviors.

I rap with Jannine Fitzgerald about Kid’s Bike Advocacy:

  • The crisis in tech over wheels
  • The doors that open for bicycle riders
  • How bikers see the world differently

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Thinking about a kickstarter campaign for your book? Get an inside scoop.
  • Getting books into shops, magazines, Amazon
  • How to rent a car instead of a bike for your next trip!

Links:

                          

BIO:

In 2015, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald decided to sell their shop, Fitzgerald's Bicycles, which they had owned and operated since 2002. While running the store, Scott and Jannine saw, time and time again, the positive impacts bicycles have on people of all ages, as well as communities as a whole.

What they came to refer to as 'the Power of the Bicycle', took hold of them over the years and led to the launch of Buddy Pegs, their new company.

Buddy Pegs was created to connect kids (and parents) to the building blocks of lifelong happiness through the power of the bicycle.

Their first product, a children's alphabet book titled B is for Bicycles, is their first foray into the media market. This children's book was successfully funded via Kickstarter in 2014, and brought to life in 2015. 

The Fitzgerald's are now taking their passion for bicycle advocacy outside of their home in the Tetons (Jackson Hole, WY / Teton Valley, ID), and across the world. By creating bicycle experiences for kids, and their parents, Scott and Jannine plan on showing how the bicycle really can be a simple solution to the world's most complex problems. And just a lot of fun!

Daring to Be Real About Yoga + Motherhood with Rachel Brathen
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 41:45
Daring to Be Real About Yoga + Motherhood with Rachel Brathen

Rachel Brathen is a famous yoga teacher who strives to keep it real. Raised in Sweden and now living on Aruba she walks her talk and brings you back to your mat. She is a new mom of a baby girl. In this show she raps about becoming “popular”, teaching teens, and how she connects with her students.

 

I rap with Rachel Brathen about Bringing Online Yoga to Your Home Practice:

  • How to bridge learning yoga online with a real relationship with a teacher and community
  • Why your practice needs to evolve with time
  • Best tip for Yoga Teachers to fill their retreats

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Connecting to the core values of the practice of Yoga
  • Why teens start yoga
  • Is yoga + Ayurveda a flash in a pan of modern popularity?
  • Motherhood + Homesteader + the painting the perfect picture
  • The humility of the path of yoga

 

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BIO:

Swedish native Rachel Brathen is a New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and international yoga teacher residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. With over two million followers in social media, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day and constantly travels the globe to connect with her community.

In addition to teaching worldwide, Rachel is the founder of www.oneOeight.com; an online platform for yoga, meditation, and healing. As the most successful crowd-funded yoga project of all time, the platform is made up of a vast community of dedicated practitioners from all over the world looking to cultivate balance, create space for inner healing and deepen their yoga practice. With an amazing team of experienced guides and teachers, oneOeight offers heart-centered classes designed to fit the always evolving needs of both body, mind and soul.

Conscious Daydreaming is How You Connect to Your Future with Summer McStravick
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2017-10-07 18:53:51 UTC 32:23
Conscious Daydreaming is How You Connect to Your Future with Summer McStravick

Are you action-oriented, or more of a daydreamer? In today’s show, Summer McStravick unpacks the art of conscious daydreaming, which she calls Flowdreaming, to tap into a deeper trust and flow with the universe that created us.

We explore why it’s far more productive to let go of the conscious, problem-solving mind. In Flowdreaming, the payoff for the practice of conscious daydreaming is the lived, embodied experience of aligning the future to the present. That may sound “out-there.” In actuality, it’s refreshingly efficient, fun, and easeful.

 

I rap with Summer McStravick about Flowdreaming:

  • How to use conscious daydreaming to access higher states of flow and ease.
  • Why we need to lose track of time to access a deeper plane of consciousness
  • How to access a frictionless state of knowing

By Flowdreaming, you tap into your core state of consciousness, where you can emote and therefore create.

Take the time to ask a question and receive an answer, or receive an arising emotion. Check out Flowdreaming.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:    

  • Are you in  need of more action or more dreaming? Learn how to develop both aspects of yourself.
  • How to make the most of conscious daydreaming
  • How ultra-controllers can learn to let go
  • Why you want to engage in pre-action rather than reaction

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 5:10 Flowdreaming has two elements: Flow and Dreaming. Flow is a realization that life is a continuous flow of growth without resistance. Dreaming is the practice of conscious daydreaming, where we can connect to our consciousness and co-create through emotion and desire.
  • 8:55 It's easier for some people to fall into nonphysical co-creation than others. If you are more action-oriented than preaction-oriented, you should schedule time for daydreaming. Spend 10-15 minutes a day connecting with consciousness.
  • 11:40 You may naturally release into daydream when you engage in a repetitive activity such as riding a bike or taking a shower. When this happens, open up all the way and let free-form associations happen, and connect into flow and source.
  • 15:40 Summer describes how flowdreaming helped her grieve her cancer diagnosis and find a state of bliss.
  • 19:45 Mining regret dail