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Changing the Face of Yoga Podcast

Hosted by Stephanie Cunningham, a yoga teacher herself who is committed to sharing yoga with anyone, especially the over 50's. Stephanie created this podcast to share how yoga can be practiced by anyone with amazing benefits. Yoga teachers themselves will share their stories; discussing why they teach, who they teach, how students benefit. Every fortnight or so, we will release a new episode. We will talk with teachers about teaching children, curvy bodies, the elderly but also those that each yoga to support students with diabetes, cancer and mental health issues.
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Dec 12, 2017

Gratitude 

:48 Thank you to all of the people that supported me to bring the podcast to fruition, people who took the time to be interviewed and to the listeners.

6:25 Schedule for next 6 weeks

7:29 Gratitude Meditation to Increase Resilience

Dec 5, 2017
Small discrete practices for stress and anxiety with Stephannie Weikert 1:39 How to make yoga philosophy more understandable with metaphors and stories. Simple postures, and integrate practice into daily routines. 2:50 Stephanie develops simple, but complete practices for her clients based on practicality and doability. 3:33 Developed this methodology based on her personal experience of being very stressed and anxious in her early twenties. The stress led to a body focused, repetitive behaviour similar to nervous habits. Introduced to yoga but could not make a consistent time to go to class given her schedule. She would do a simple forward bend, breathe deeply and developed a personal mantra to handle the stress and anxiety. She noticed she became less reactive and more centred. A 3 -5 minute practice can be integrated into the habits of your life and shifts mindset. 9:40 Benefits to students/clients: Two programs - Shift Happens - very basic, practical, doable, and tools to turn practice into a lifelong habit. 45% of daily activities are routines that we do everyday with little thought. Tapping into the science of habit building to turn daily routines into opportunities for a daily yoga practice. 3 steps to building a new habit - trigger, routine and reward. Using these three steps starting very small and slowly building to a practice helps someone integrate a new habit into their life. 32:45 Other course offered by Stephannie is Make Peace with Stress takes more time and delves deeply into self-study, learning to surrender when appropriate to intention setting. Learning what is the real cause of stress and how we deal with it and how we want to deal with it. 42:00 On Stephannie's website (www.stephannieweikert.com) you can take a stress test to identify your stress type and a short practice for that stress type. Contacts: website: www.stephannieweikert.com email: stephannie@makepeacewith stress.com FB: www.facebook.com/stephannieweikertyogatherapy Instagram: stephannie weikert  
Nov 28, 2017
Experiential Learning with Charlotte Nuessle 2:44 Positive Neuroplasticity -shape your brain throughout your life. Brain tends toward negative -survival mechanism. Brings out negative emotions and fight, flight or freeze reactions. Tools to bring about concentrating on the positive to deepen or grow neural pathways that pay attention to positive. Leads to resiliency. Gratitude practice. 14:50 Experiential Learning definition. Becoming a witness; stand back from negative experiences. Unique to each person and set a unique intention for the class. People don't live in their bodies often; need to get them back in to fully integrate an experience. Develop compassion and kindness for themselves. Examples 24:50 Positive brain pathways plus experiential learning. Culture separates mind, body spirit. Priority to guiding people to connect with their body and feel safe. 31:45 Tuning into one's nervous system: kindness to self, aware of fight, flight response, mentor, yoga practice Contacts and Resources: Email: charlotte@charlottenuessle.com Website: www.charlottenuessle.com Free online webinar: Tuning into your Nervous System and Healing Trauma - www.charlottenuessle.com On Line Course: Tuning into Your Nervous System (website) Dr. Rick Hanson www.rickhanson.net/ (more info on cultivating positive neuroplasticity)
Nov 21, 2017


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Breathing with Sharon Harvey Alexander 2:50 Sharon "loses" her breath at 15 and begins to find it again in her late twenties when she begins yoga. The connection of breath and movement unites all of the pieces of an individual. 5:54: Breathing, autonomic nervous system, vagus nerve definitions and connections. 11:00 Yoga Nidra - centering activity in the class. Relax and integrate the movement and breath of the rest of the class. 14:00 Types of breathing, what they do,and how they connect with the vagus nerve, nervous system and the brain. 16:50 Vagus Nerve can bring about relaxation through the right kind of breath. Fight, Flight, Freeze or rest and relax determined by either sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system. 22:30 Learning to Breathe, Learning to Live by Sharon Harvey Alexander. Simple tools to relieve stress and invigorate your life. 6 Breathing techniques to stimulate the relaxation response. Includes guided meditation. A 5 week plan to implement stress reduction activities. 25:55 Koshas - ancient model to consider all of the aspects of who we are. Contacts: email: mountainsmiles@msn.com website: www.mountainwisdomwholistichealth.com Twitter: @SharonHA FB: Sharon.H.Alexander Sharon's Book: Learning to Live, Larning to Breathe, Balboa.press.com and type Sharon's name or the name of the book to find it on the publisher's website.
Nov 14, 2017


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Restorative Yoga with Leslie Kazadi 2:40 Definition of Restorative Yoga vis a vis gentle yoga. Blanket term from the Iyengar lineage of long hold but not very passive. Yin Yoga -long holds relaxing into gravity. Restorative - invokes relaxation response Go into parasympathetic system. Relaxation response - rhythmic device (i.e., breathing) & non-attachment to intrusive thoughts. Body supported, relax easier. Prop Wizard- use props to support body to relax.Look for places where tension is held. Lots of poses in restorative; different for different teachers. 12:53 End goal of restorative: relaxation response and embodiment. Many people are estranged from their body and our senses. Listen to our senses. 16:10 Seniors live with pain and may ignore body sensations. Their senses diminish, Strong external focus or internal focus ignoring body sensations. Yoga designed to enliven sensory experiences. 19:27 "structural situations" sounds less permanent than problem. Choose language carefully as words can invoke unexpected reactions. Using or not using Sanskrit in class and why. 29:56 Contact Details: email: leslie.kazadi@gmail.com website: www.leslie.kazaki.com Twitter: @leslielovesyoga Instagram: #leslielovesyoga FB: lesliekazakiyogatherapy www.yogaanonymous.com - search for Leslie Kazadi for video classes
Nov 7, 2017
How Yoga Has Changed with Beth Spindler 3:45: Questioning among yoga teachers and students about how yoga has evolved and what it should be. It's not just doing poses - it is acknowledging that people have different bodies, nervous systems. etc. Advertising presents a very different face of yoga. Beth is seeing a shift to addressing yoga for different ages and abilities. 8:20 Senior Yoga: a few years ago, Beth saw mature students wanting to take her training for the first time. A yoga teacher must understand therapeutics in regard to aging to teach this group. Beth's approach is to alleviate pain. Yoga is general is moving forward to include everyone. However there is a misconception that yoga is generally therapeutic but its not. For the aging population, a teacher has to be knowledgeable about modifications for poses, etc. Look to the intelligence of applying poses to individual humans. Takes applying this concept to ask students to; "notice", "pay attention", "is this too much or too little". Having people notice "Can I breathe in this posture. If not, then I am out of my range of appropriate practice." 33:40 I am moving away from poses and more toward appropriate movement. Approximating the shapes of poses is wrong. Contacts: email: spindler.beth@gmail.com website: www.teachtoinspire.com FB:https://www.facebook.com/vbethspindler http://www.faceboook.com/TimeToInspireJournal/YogaTherapy@Spindler.Beth www.linkedin.com/in/beth-spindler-eryt-ciayta2ab1014/
Oct 31, 2017
Download the podcast here Yoga Teacher Training Part 4 - Reflection 1:54 Introduction of series guests: Maria Kirsten of Yoga for Grownups, Flo Fenton of In Touch Yoga Byron Bay, and Kristine Koverii Weber of Subtle Yoga. 2:40 All guests thought that the basic yoga training was inadequate as a stand alone system for producing yoga teachers. Maria Kirsten believes that to fully understand a subject one needs  to acquire the knowledge, apply that knowledge and then reflect on the application to know what additional knowledge is needed. This is a lifelong requirement as knowledge changes often and new ways of thinking and doing are always available. Flo is concerned by the business model used by many teacher training courses, the lack of time to practice teaching the public, and the little face-to-face time with experienced teachers. Kristine talked about her experience of being a mentor and mentee and the benefits of both. 6:55 Flo discussed Yoga Australia's proposed policy on auditing certified teacher training courses. Most will have a desk audit (responding to a set of questions developed by Yoga Australia) and one will have a site audit by Yoga Australia personnel. Although a good start on policy, it needs to have more thought into the implementation of policy. 11:00 Kristine suggests that the 200 level become a lifestyle course while the 500 level become the basic teacher training course. 16:53 How to choose a 200 level course: Flo Fenton suggests that potential students of a yoga teacher training course (after finding some courses that meet their personal goals) ask these questions:
  1. Does the course require that trainees have experience taking yoga classes and if so for how long?
  2. Is the content up-to-date?
  3. Do students have the opportunity for ongoing support after graduation?
  4. Are graduates confident in their ability to teach – have they had the opportunity to practice teaching the public several times during the course?
  5. What is the teacher/student ratio?
She also suggests that the perfect teacher training course have the following elements or results which is another way that a potential teacher could choose a training:
  1. More time
  2. Requires commitment and discipline
  3. Minimum of one year of contact
  4. Lots of time for students to practice and practice teaching.
  5. Know how to differentiate themselves from other teachers
  6. Must have attended yoga classes for at least a year.
  7. How to maintain student clientele and conduct a business
Kristine has provided a PDF  on how to choose a basic training course which includes first deciding what is the person's goals for training and then researching and asking questions of potential training courses. 21:00 Perception of the professionalism of yoga teachers. Yoga research shows more and more benefits of yoga for people's wellness levels. Yoga teachers and therapists could become part of a team of wellness professionals to assist those with certain issues. To be considered for that kind of collaboration, yoga teachers and yoga therapists have to be considered professionals. Does the basic 200 hour training provide that professionalism? Resourses: Maria Kirsten: www.yogaforgrownups.com Flo Fenton: www.intouchyogabyronbay.com Kristine Koverii Weber: www.subtleyoga.com PDF on how to choose a basic yoga teacher training: Go to www.subtleyoga.com, sign up for Kristine's newsletter and they will send you the PDF.
Oct 24, 2017
Download the podcast here Mentoring as part of Teacher Training  1:16 Introduction to our guest Kristine Koverii Weber 3:45 Mentoring - choosing a student to mentor. Student has a specific goal often about teaching a special population (given the therapeutic nature of Kristine's work). It is  one or two hours/month. Usually on Skype. 6:40 Benefits of Mentoring - basic yoga teacher training is very basic and tends to deprofessionalise the industry. It has been watered down over the years and devalues what yoga teachers have to offer. Neuroscience research shows that 10,000 hours of training are needed to achieve mastery in an area. 9:22 Mentoring is valuable but teacher training needs to change to professionise the industry. Perhaps 200 hour training could be a lifestyle training for one's own use and not for teaching. Making the 500 hour training the basic training would be a good first step. The 200 hour training is giving people the false assumption of expertise. 12:35 Benefits of mentoring for the mentor. Opportunity to engage with new, enthusiastic teachers. I find the gaps in my own teacher training in theory and practice. It is a useful reflection process for the mentor and reminds Kristine to access the knowledge of her mentors. 14:30 Students' benefits from mentoring. Having a relationship with an experienced teacher and help you problem solve. How does a new teacher skillfully evaluate new ideas, research or practice in yoga with little experience and basic training. The mentor can help the new teacher navigate these issues. Have a personal relationship with a teacher. Isolation can be a problem with yoga teachers and mentoring can help to build a community. 19:45 History of teacher training and what it should be. All acquisition of knowledge is based on three ways to obtaining that knowledge: inference (scientific), perception (own experience), and authority (teachers). Need a balance between these three ways of knowing. Yoga teacher training in the future has:
  • 500 hours minimum
  • Schools  being more transparent about what they teach(e.g., fitness vs. philosophy)
  • Acknowledged that social credentialing is suspect (testimonials from newly minted teachers)
  • Audits to ensure that teacher training schools are teaching as they proposed when approved.
  • community standards
29:37 Downloads: Kristine is offering E-Books on how to choose a teacher training course. Go to her website (www.subtleyoga.com), sign up for her newsletter and download the E book for thoughts on choosing a teacher training course. 31:00 Contact: www.subtleyoga.com Resource : NOTE: Kristine meant to say Dr. Richard Davidson (https://www.richardjdavidson.com/) instead of Dan Siegal for information on his study of meditation.      
Oct 17, 2017

Flo Fenton - Teacher Training Series 2

How to find a good Teacher Training Course. 2:38 Two types of teacher training:
  1. Maximising profit
  2. Maximising teacher contact
Flo discusses her teacher training experience where she had over 3500 hours of training in 9 months. Most well-known teachers have had similar types of training. Is the credibility of yoga teachers and teacher training decreased because of the short term nature of teacher training now? What are some areas to explore when deciding on a teacher training course?
  1. Does the course require that trainees have experience taking yoga classes?
  2. Is the content up-to-date?
  3. Do students have the opportunity for ongoing support after graduation?
  4. Are graduates confident in their ability to teach - have they had the opportunity to practice teaching the public several times during the course?
  5. What is the teacher/student ratio?
19:00 How do you extend the time (and  the cost) of teacher training when most yoga teachers now cannot support themselves with yoga alone?  Yoga needs to become more professional, with specific qualifications, and programs must be accredited sufficiently to assure the public that yoga teachers are qualified. 20:36 Mentoring: Yoga Australia requires that any student  from a yoga teacher training course that is under a year must have mentoring to have a full year of training. Provides insight into teaching and the business of yoga. 25:00 Yoga Australia is changing their oversight of yoga teacher training courses. A training working group has developed a process to evaluate yoga teacher training courses. Every course will have a desktop audit annually, one course will have a face-to-face audit, and a grievance process has been developed for both trainees and graduates of teacher training courses as well as the public. There are currently approximately 100 teacher training organisations under the aegis of Yoga Australia. 28:50 Perfect teacher training
  1. Much more lengthy
  2. Requires commitment and discipline
  3. Minimum of one year of contact
  4. Lots of time for students to practice and practice teaching.
  5. Know how to differentiate themselves from other teachers
  6. Must have attended yoga classes for at least a year.
  7. How to maintain students and conduct a business.
Contacts: www.intouchyogabyronbay.com flo@intouchyogabyronbay.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/IntouchYogaTeacherTraining/?ref=h1  
Oct 10, 2017
Anatomy in Teacher Training 5:35 Maria Kirsten's method of teaching anatomy: knowing the family around a movement. Donna Farhi notices that in teacher training, students are taught to mimic a shape. 15:30 Spiral of training, teaching, questions, back to training, etc. Especially for short-term teacher training, make a commitment to life-long learning. Driver's Licence analogy: P, L and full licence. Integration is critical and takes time. 21:09 Maria's story of her training cycles. Moved towards functional movement (e.g., forward folds, hinge or roll up). 29:00 References: Anatomy courses to explore after finishing teacher training - Digital courses: Simon Borg-Olivier, Leslie Kaminoff, Tiffany Kruikshank, Amy Mathews Workshops: Judith Lassiter, Donna Farhi, Judy Krupp, Libbie Nelson Yoga Journal articles Lifelong learning is critical to a yoga teacher. They will need anatomy training at the beginning and will come back for refreshers in anatomy. Going outside your own field can be helpful (Qi Cong, Tai Chi).   But after a while, other aspects of yoga may become more important. 38:21 Yoga and Public Health Integration of yoga and yoga therapy into the public health system. Maria's next project is developing a series of trainings for yoga teachers to become health promotion officers. These trainings will empower people to manage their own health and how to collaborate with other yoga and health professionals. Contacts: Instagram: @yogaforgrownups Facebook: MariaKirstenYogaTherapy website: www.yogaforgrownups.com email: maria@yogaforgrownups.com DVD: Applying anatomy learning as Maria videos a class she teaches. Can get the DVD by contacting Maria through the website.  
Oct 3, 2017

Trauma Care with Katie Overcash

2:20 What causes stress -natural disasters, medical interventions, abuse, neglect, military related, grief and loss. 3:00 What can traumatic stress look like in a yoga class - Trauma comes in through the senses, can become stuck in the body. People with trauma stress can be hyper-aroused or hypo-aroused with little time in between. Non-traumatised people can go between these states and self regulate themselves. People with trauma cannot and can become stuck. 9:20 - What can yoga teachers/therapists do in a class with someone show trauma stress - Support them, bring them to the present, making sure they have support outside of class. 17:30 - What do yoga teachers need to know - people with trauma stress don't feel safe or in control. Yoga class can provide predictable, safe, environment where they have choices. 21:15 - Have a referral who deals with trauma 24:30 Where do yoga instructors and yoga therapists fit in the healing cycle for traumatic stress: bottom up model where yoga bookends the talk therapy. 29:50 Contacts and references Katie Overcash on Facebook and Instagram: overcashtherapy Bessel Van Der Kolk - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, Body in the Healing of Trauma
Sep 26, 2017
Inclusion 3:55 Yoga - Sanctuary or Oppressive? 7:35 Yoga teacher's unequal and often unacknowledged power 12:00 Anti-oppressive teaching methods 19:30 Communication, Empathy and Boundaries 33:49 Tips to teach in an inclusive manner in large classes 38: 40 Contacts www.sofya.co.uk info@sofya.co.uk   Download the podcast here  
Sep 20, 2017
Refugee Yoga Project 2:12 Danielle's story and the beginnings of the Refugee Yoga Project 9.16 Teacher preparation for teaching for the Refugee Yoga Project Weekend intensive, Mentoring and Class design 20:30 Free 8 week sessions around Sydney with instructional videos in Tamil, Arabic, and Nepali for students' personal practice. 23:15 Students' descriptions of the benefits of yoga classes. Decrease in anger and chronic pain. Contact details: email: danielle@refugeeyogaproject.com website: www.refugeeyogaproject.com Partner contact details: Vasudhara Foundation: www.vasudhara.org NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Trauma and Torture Survivors: www.startts.org.au Power Living: www.powerliving.com.au
Sep 13, 2017
Ahimsa - a safe class with Christine Wushke 2:40 - Ahimsa - creating a safe environment in class to be a healing space. Need presence and attunement to your students to receive feedback about how they are doing. Slowing everything down, looking for resistance and blockages. 8:00 - Students not connecting with their bodies and forcing their bodies to do poses 10:30 - Trauma informed yoga. Hakomi trauma theapy. Frontline yoga, teacher is tracking the room for trauma activation. 17:00 - Adjustments in a safe environment 26:00 - Mindfulness (being present in yourself) and bringing your student to mindfulness at the beginning of class 34:15 - Christine talks to yoga teachers: a) use a movement attuned to resistance to allow students to release and b) using organic movement Contact details: email: journeytolight@gmail.com Website: www.freelyhuman.com Book: Freedom is your Nature. See it on Amazon or Christine's website
 
Sep 6, 2017
Giving Back through Yoga Volunteering Patti Stevens of Live  Balanced Naturally 1:00 Introduction: Aerobatics, Zen of Las Vegas, volunteering, Patti's travels. 5:23 - Teaching Yoga, Reiki, Qi Cong  as a Volunteer in a Substance Abuse Facility for Women and Their Children.  Low income individuals who have never experienced these types of modalities 9:20 Benefits for Clients: Breathing, meditation, relax, focus and movement. Patti Introduced Drum meditation as a tool for personal journey in meditation 18:58 - Reiki  is energy work and unblocks energy channels. Clients of the center can attend reiki circles after leaving the facility. A reiki circle is a group where facilitators provide energy release for the attendees. 24:15 - Patti has combined all of these modalities to help others. She has utilised all of these modalities to build a coaching system: Live Balanced Naturally.  Patti coaches women who are at a crossroads of their life  to find the best exercise, to eat cleanly, and to find a spiritual path that is good for them. To contact Patti: FB: www.facebook.com/LiveBalancedNaturally website: www.livebalancednaturally.com Speaker page: http://www.myspeakerpage.com/pattistevens/ Twitter: https://twitter.com_LiveBalance Youtube: https://twitter.com/channel/UC9KyqDYlgXpRi7mto9zcxFQ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/livebalancednaturally/  
Aug 30, 2017
Alchemic Yoga with Natalie Almond 1:33 - Alchemic processes and how a yoga class is structured. Working with the hormones, organs, breath. 7:04 - Natalie's journey to become an alchemic teacher and her teacher John Burke. 12:45 - Using visualisation 15:26 - Would this yoga class look like a "current" yoga class 22:40 - Students with a variety of wellness and fitness levels and goals all in one class. 29:56 - Website: E-book on its way and retreats,  and teachers should be honest and humorous, and be themselves. www.anahatayogaspace.com.au, anahatyogaspace@gmail.com and FB page: anahataspace    
Aug 23, 2017
The Future of Yoga: A recap of what we found out in the Future of Yoga Series 1:12 What is the Future of Yoga; how it will and must change in some areas 4:55 Re-introducing our guests in the series 6:55 Yoga is beautifully designed to be helpful in the prevention area in health systems and research is showing how yoga helps all systems of the body. 13:40 What are the roles of yoga teachers and yoga therapists in yoga's future? 16:34 Where will we be teaching? 20:50 How do we clean up yoga's reputation given recent ethical and criminal issues in the yoga community? 30.00 As the perception of yoga as a valuable, health-promoting tool becomes more widely known, regulation becomes more and more of an issue.  
Aug 15, 2017
Download the podcast here Future of Yoga - Somatics Research and Yoga Regulation 1:00 Intro 2:15 Somatics Definition:Turning our attention to the consciousness of the body. Trying to objectively study our subjective experiences. How does movement affect the hormones, enzymes, nervous system, brain and the muscles and fascia 11:15 New Somatics Research: As the value of Yoga is researched in a variety of ways and this research shows the value of the holistic practice of yoga, it will become more evident that yoga  helps a variety of conditions and will be of even more value to different populations like children, pregnant women, seniors and people with mental and physical health issues. Yoga will find a home in many institutions: schools, prisons, clinics,and  hospitals. 16:00 Regulatory Concerns: Yoga needs to regulate itself or state legislatures will either regulate the industry or allow other certified modalities to take yoga' s place. Regulation allows the public and other yoga professionals recourse for a yoga teacher with insufficient knowledge and ability. Regulation is to remove the dregs at the bottom not the cream at the top. 24:45 Recent research shows that movement and meditation affect genes by turning some on and others off. Yoga's system turns on genes associated with movement that lead to better health. This system affects all systems, not just muscle, bones and fascia. 29:15 Harm in not being regulated: Without regulation, yoga will have no standing with legislative authorities. Yoga can be legislated out of existence if other regulated modalities complain about yoga and require that they not practice.  All yoga teacher's/therapists will be the same in the public's perceptionas under prepared and harmful yoga teachers/therapists. There is no recourse for someone harmed by a yoga teacher and the industry has no recourse in regards to a yoga teacher with insufficient knowledge and ability.
Aug 8, 2017
I welcome Linda Baird to the podcast to talk about ethics in yoga. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the topic. We discuss how to be ethical in the classroom given that yoga teachers and yoga therapists have by nature of the job more power than their students. Linda emphasises that the most important concept in ethics is to have a relationship with your students. To genuinely care for them, to be aware of how they are doing in class, to ask questions to understand instead of assuming are some of the tips she gives. She also discusses ways to be ethical is large classes and how to be present and lead from the heart as a yoga teacher.
Aug 1, 2017
Future of Yoga - Part 1 with Kristine Koverii Weber 0:00 Intro to the series and to my guest 4:06 How yoga can help improve population health 18:30 Anxiety, depression, trauma and recovery 25:30 Yoga's public perception as a fitness exercise 29:30 How mind-body yoga improves resiliency in the nervous system
Jul 25, 2017
Jodie Gillam Penderghast of Source Yoga in Brisbane Australia talks about her fusion of Western evidence based information and Eastern modalities to offer therapeutic help to all of her students. 1:12 Introduction 4:46 Joining the Guru Tradition with Western Evidence Based Information: Jodie has a background in remedial massage and a Satyananda lineage in yoga. She has fused these two areas to develop a series of unique yoga classes. 6:46 Evolution of yoga: 7:57 Life Stories in Students' Bodies: Students carry their lifestyle in their bodies and many cannot even begin a yoga class without some therapeutic intervention so that they can move more easily. 13:35 Musculo-Skeletal Therapies in the Yoga Class
Jul 18, 2017
Qi  Gong - Talking with Brodie Welch Stephanie and Brodie discuss the similarities and differences between yoga and qi gong and why might someone choose one or the other. Brodie is developing a new method to help people reach their healthy lifestyle goals by bringing a group together for support and providing guidance to help them become healthier.
Jul 11, 2017
Download the podcast here On this podcast, I talk to Jen Markunas Reynolds about her experience in tailoring yoga for athletes and to improve athletic performance. As an athlete herself, she knows the benefits of both the mental and physical aspects of yoga to provide resilience, focus and discipline for athletes: Jen Markunas Reynolds: Peak Mountain Fitness on Facebook and Instagram
Jul 4, 2017
Download the podcast here I talk to Katrina Kopeck about her yoga class for military veterans. Class set-up, sequencing, movement, breathing and relaxation are all designed to cater to the needs of the military veterans which may include severe trauma. Katrina Kopeck: katrina@unboundyogatherapy.com
Jun 28, 2017
Download the podcast here Nana Gounder Chresta has a yoga business on the Central Coast which specialises in chair yoga for  individuals who cannot get up and down from the floor. She travels to several senior centres and retirement villages in the area and provides chair classes. She discusses the surprises, benefits and joy in teaching an older population. She is encouraging other yoga teachers to add classes for older students because of the beneifits to students and to teachers. To contact Nana: nanachresta@gmail.com or  on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/ 1693985314157118
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