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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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Now displaying: August, 2017
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
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