• Bridging Yoga Communities with the SYTAR National Conference: Insights from IAYT’s Kelly Froio and Marita Greenridge

    In this enlightening episode, we delve into the world of yoga therapy with Kelly Froio, the IAYT Membership Coordinator, and Marita Greenridge, the IAYT Marketing and Communications Director. Our guests shed light on the International Association of Yoga Therapists' (IAYT) dual online platforms aimed at both members and the public, highlighting the organization's efforts to educate on yoga therapy and facilitate finding certified therapists. The conversation also explores the significance of the SYTAR conference, revealing its pivotal role in fostering connections within the yoga community, discussing its evolution, and unveiling the anticipated lineup for SYTAR 2024, including notable speakers like Ganesh Mohan, Heather Mason, Chanda Hinton, Chanda Williams and Doug Keller. The episode rounds out with a look ahead to the Symposium for Yoga Therapy Research at Kripalu, promising a continuation of IAYT's mission to unite and advance the field.

    • Introduction to IAYT’s Online Platforms: Overview of the two distinct websites operated by IAYT, tailored to serve its members and the general public, aiming to spread awareness about yoga therapy and how to locate a certified yoga therapist.
    • SYTAR Conference Highlights: Discussion on the essence of the SYTAR conference, emphasizing its importance for creating meaningful connections, sharing expertise, and laying the groundwork for collaborative efforts—all while enjoying the collective spirit and fun of the yoga community.
    • Evolution of SYTAR 2024: Insights into the new developments for the upcoming SYTAR conference, showcasing how the event continues to grow and adapt to meet the needs of the yoga therapy community.
    • 2024 Event Lineup and Keynotes: Preview of what attendees can expect at SYTAR 2024, including an impressive roster of speakers.
    • Symposium for Yoga Therapy Research: Introduction to the annual fall conference held at Kripalu, focusing on yoga therapy research, furthering IAYT’s commitment to the professional development and recognition of yoga therapy.

     

     

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    S7E2 - 45m - Apr 5, 2024
  • Empowering Inclusivity: Navigating Boundaries and Ableism in Yoga with Jivana Heyman

    In this enlightening episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour and Beyond, host Amy delves deep into the essentials of accessible yoga with guest Jivana Heyman, author of "The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body." Their conversation shines a light on the critical aspects of the teacher-student relationship, emphasizing the importance of setting healthy boundaries to foster a safe and creative environment. Heyman's insights into avoiding burnout, addressing ableism within the yoga community, and the nuances of teaching yoga at different levels further enrich the dialogue. The discussion also covers the use of invitational language to empower students with choice and agency, ensuring yoga remains accessible and inclusive to all.

     

    In this enlightening episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour and Beyond, host Amy delves deep into the essentials of accessible yoga with guest Jivana Heyman, author of "The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body." Their conversation shines a light on the critical aspects of the teacher-student relationship, emphasizing the importance of setting healthy boundaries to foster a safe and creative environment. Heyman's insights into avoiding burnout, addressing ableism within the yoga community, and the nuances of teaching yoga at different levels further enrich the dialogue. The discussion also covers the use of invitational language to empower students with choice and agency, ensuring yoga remains accessible and inclusive to all.

    Key thoughts/concepts discussed in the episode:

    • Setting Boundaries: It's crucial for teachers to maintain professional boundaries with students, recognizing that students are not friends and are not there to meet the teacher's personal needs.
    • Avoiding Burnout: By establishing clear boundaries, teachers can avoid burnout, ensuring they meet their own needs through personal support systems outside of the student-teacher dynamic.
    • Addressing Ableism: The conversation highlights the pervasive issue of ableism in yoga, encouraging teachers to recognize and mitigate its impacts on students.
    • Understanding Yoga Levels: Distinguishing between beginner and advanced yoga is less about complexity and more about meeting students where they are, using language that is inclusive and empowering.
    • Invitational Language: The use of invitational language is essential for giving students choice and agency in their practice, without overwhelming them with too many options.
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    In summary, this episode with Jivana Heyman offers invaluable insights into making yoga more accessible and inclusive. By focusing on the significance of boundaries, the awareness of ableism, and the thoughtful approach to teaching, Amy and Heyman provide a roadmap for yoga teachers and therapists to enhance their practice and foster a more welcoming space for all students. The dialogue not only underscores the importance of professional relationships and self-care but also propels the conversation towards creating a more inclusive yoga community that values choice, safety, and collaboration.

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    S7E1 - 51m - Mar 29, 2024
  • Navigating Life with Yoga Therapy: The Key to Autonomic Regulation and Holistic Health with Amy Wheeler

    In this compelling solo episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, Amy Wheeler delves into the intricate relationship between the regulation of the autonomic nervous system and overall health. Amy illuminates how mastering this regulation through therapeutic yoga can profoundly impact various bodily systems—digestion, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, and reproductive—thereby influencing our experiences with chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, and addiction. Her insights offer a transformative approach to health and happiness, guiding listeners towards living a life of coherence and well-being.

    • Understanding Autonomic Regulation: Amy explains the significance of the autonomic nervous system in maintaining body homeostasis and its effect on health and disease.
    • Therapeutic Yoga as a Tool: Discover how therapeutic yoga practices can be strategically used to manage the nervous system, promoting healing, and preventing illness.
    • Personal Journey and Successes: Through personal anecdotes, Amy shares how yoga therapy has been pivotal in managing her health, providing practical examples that inspire.
    • Patanjali’s Insights on Suffering: Amy discusses the four symptoms of suffering outlined by Patanjali, offering a deeper understanding of how yoga philosophy can aid in overcoming life's challenges.
    • The Path to Clarity and Regulation: Learn about the concept of viveka (clarity) and how moving from a place of regulation can lead to making choices that reduce suffering.
    • Integrating Wisdom from Daniel Amen and Gabor Mate: Amy brings in the work of renowned figures like Daniel Amen and Gabor Mate to enrich the discussion on mental health, addiction, and the power of yoga therapy.

     

    This episode with Amy Wheeler serves not only as an educational journey into the depths of yoga therapy but also as a testament to the transformative power of yoga in achieving health and happiness. By bridging ancient wisdom with modern scientific understanding, Amy offers a holistic approach to living that prioritizes coherence and regulation. Whether you're navigating chronic conditions, seeking mental clarity, or simply aspiring for a healthier life, this episode provides valuable insights and practical tools to guide you on your path. Join us in exploring how therapeutic yoga can unlock the door to a balanced, fulfilling life, and inspire a journey towards self-regulation and profound well-being.

     

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    S6E17 - 39m - Mar 22, 2024
  • The Trinity of Wellness: Liz Duncanson and the Journey to a Sustainable Core

    Welcome to this episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast! Today, we're excited to have Liz Duncanson, a renowned author and expert in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation, joining us. Liz's groundbreaking book, "Cultivating a Sustainable Core: An Integrative Framework Integrating Body, Mind, and Breath into Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation," has been a game changer in the way we understand and approach physical therapy and yoga therapy. In this engaging discussion, Liz shares her insights and experiences, shedding light on the intricate connection between the body, mind, and breath in achieving holistic wellness and sustainable core strength.

    Main Points of Discussion:

    • The Core Concept of a Sustainable Core:
    • Liz explains the foundational idea behind her book, emphasizing the importance of integrating body, mind, and breath for a sustainable core.
    • Discussion on how traditional rehabilitation methods often overlook the holistic aspect of healing.
    • Integrative Approach to Rehabilitation:
    • Exploring the blend of yoga therapy and conventional musculoskeletal rehabilitation techniques.
    • The role of mindfulness and mental well-being in physical healing.
    • Breathing Techniques and Core Stability:
    • The significance of breathwork in strengthening the core and aiding rehabilitation.
    • Practical breathing exercises that can be incorporated into daily routines.
    • Mind-Body Connection in Healing:
    • Real-life examples and case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of an integrative approach.
    • Liz's personal experiences and observations from her practice.
    • Implementing the Framework in Daily Life:
    • Tips and strategies for readers and listeners to apply these concepts in their own lives.
    • Discussing the adaptability of the framework for different age groups and physical conditions.
    • Future of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation:
    • Liz’s vision for the future of rehabilitation, emphasizing a more holistic, patient-centered approach.
    • Discussion on the evolving landscape of physical therapy and yoga therapy.

    In today’s enlightening conversation with Liz Duncanson, we delved deep into the essence of her book, "Cultivating a Sustainable Core," and explored the powerful synergy of integrating body, mind, and breath in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Liz's insights not only highlight the importance of a holistic approach to core strength and healing but also offer practical guidance for incorporating these principles into our everyday lives. Her integrative framework paves the way for a more mindful, effective, and sustainable path to rehabilitation and overall well-being. This discussion undoubtedly leaves us with a richer understanding and appreciation of the potential in blending traditional and modern therapeutic practices for optimal health and vitality.

     

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    S6E16 - 47m - Mar 15, 2024
  • The Journey Beyond Life: Exploring Yoga, Mortality, and Legacy with Leslie Howard

    Welcome to another insightful episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast. In today's episode, we are joined by the remarkable Leslie Howard, a distinguished yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and yoga researcher. Leslie delves into the profound and mystical experiences she encountered during Savasana Pose, also known as Corpse Pose, experiences that defied modern explanations. But that's just the beginning of Leslie's journey. She shares her transformational path towards becoming a Death Doula, an unexpected realization that drew a profound connection between yoga and the preparation for the inevitable. In a world where the essence of yoga often gets overshadowed by modern practices, Leslie brings to light its ancient purpose: preparing us for the profound journey of death and dying. Through her Death Cafe's, Leslie invites candid conversations about mortality, offering insight and answers to questions that surround the preparation, the moments themselves, and the mysteries beyond. She sheds light on the unsettling medicalization of death in contemporary society, where the focus is on prolonging life, often at the expense of a peaceful transition. Leslie also emphasizes the significance of legacy and the enduring impact of even the smallest acts of kindness. In a thought-provoking discussion, she prompts us to reflect on how we would live our lives if we knew our time was limited, revealing that research suggests people would prioritize quality time with loved ones over material pursuits. As we explore this profound subject, Leslie offers a treasure trove of book recommendations and insights into the art of being present for our loved ones during those final moments of farewell. If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and contemplation, embracing both the concept of your own mortality and that of your loved ones, then this episode is sure to resonate with you.

     Quick Summary:

    • Leslie Howard, a renowned yoga teacher, therapist, and researcher, shares her extraordinary experiences in Savasana Pose.
    • Her journey towards becoming a Death Doula and the surprising realization that death preparation is inherently linked to yoga.
    • The lost essence of yoga's role in preparing us for death in modern yoga studios.
    • The establishment of Death Cafe's to foster open conversations about mortality and its various aspects.
    • Discussing the medicalization of death and society's focus on prolonging life at the expense of a peaceful transition.
    • Exploring the significance of legacy and the enduring impact of acts of kindness and contribution.
    • Reflecting on how our lives might change if we lived with the awareness of limited time, with research suggesting a shift towards prioritizing quality time with loved ones.
    • Leslie's book recommendations to further explore the topic.
    • The art of being present for loved ones during their final weeks, days, or moments.

     

     

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    S6E15 - 48m - Mar 8, 2024
  • Embodying Confidence: Transforming Mental Health from the Body Up with Libby Walunas

    Opening Summary:

    Welcome to The Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast! Today's episode features a special guest, Libby Walunas from Houston, TX, who brings a unique perspective to the table. Focusing on mental health and self-confidence, Libby discusses the traditional Top-Down approach used in mental health, which involves reprogramming thoughts through methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). However, Libby introduces a compelling Bottom-Up approach, emphasizing the importance of physiological changes through grounding, centering, and breathing exercises to enhance mental stability and control. This episode promises to be an enlightening exploration of how body and mind can work together to foster self-confidence and mental well-being.

    Main Discussion Points:

    • Mental Health and Self-Confidence: Understanding the traditional perspectives and challenges.
    • Bottom-Up Approach to Mental Health: Libby's training and perspective on improving mental health by altering body physiology and the felt sense of Be-ing.
    • Grounding Exercises: Techniques and benefits.
    • Centering Exercises: How they contribute to mental stability.
    • Coherent Breathing Exercises: Their role in achieving mental control.
    • The Connection Between Body and Mind: How physical stability leads to mental stability.
    • Overcoming Anxiety: Why thinking alone may not be the solution.
    • Tools for Grounding and Centering: Practical methods Libby uses with her clients.
    • Embodiment and Trust: The journey to trusting oneself, the world, and life's process.
    • Accessing Internal Wisdom: How self-connection enables sharing one's gifts with the world.
    • Neurodiversity and Social Acceptance: Libby's insights on the authenticity and challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals.

    Closing Summary:

    In today's insightful episode with Libby Walunas, we delved into the complexities of mental health and self-confidence, challenging conventional approaches. Libby's Bottom-Up approach to feeling better in our skin provides a refreshing and effective way to handle anxiety, lack of confidence and self-doubt. Her tools for grounding and centering, coupled with the concept of embodiment, open new doors to trusting and understanding oneself. Thank you for joining us on The Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast. Enjoy the journey!

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    S6E14 - 48m - Mar 1, 2024
  • Empowering Brain Longevity with Eve Adler

    In today's episode, we dive into the world of holistic healing for brain health with the esteemed Eve Adler. With a rich background spanning healthcare, wellness, and education, Eve brings a holistic approach to health and healing. As a Registered Nurse, Registered Yoga Teacher, Qi Gong Practitioner, and Brain Longevity Specialist, she offers a wealth of knowledge on healthy aging and brain health. Eve offers a unique perspective on nurturing brain longevity and promoting overall health that comes from her training with the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation. As the founder of Help People Heal, she has touched many lives through her innovative approach to wellness. Join us as we explore the critical elements of healthy aging and the importance of maintaining brain health throughout our lives.

    Key Takeaways:

    ·        Holistic Background: Eve combines her experience in nursing, yoga, and Qi Gong to advocate for comprehensive wellness.

    ·        Brain Health: Discussing the 4 pillars of brain health, she emphasizes a plant-based diet and vital supplementation due to soil depletion.

    ·        Cortisol's Impact: Eve explains the negative effects of cortisol on the brain's memory center and offers meditation techniques to help manage stress.

    ·        Spiritual Fitness: She describes the benefits of secular spirituality, including social connections and volunteering, for improving life satisfaction.

    ·        Exercise: Eve advocates for a balance of cardiovascular and strength training alongside mental challenges to keep both the body and brain in peak condition.

    ·        Preventative Measures: The startling revelation that cognitive decline begins 20 years before symptoms encourages early and proactive engagement in brain health practices.

    This episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour is a treasure trove of insights for anyone looking to support their brain health proactively. Eve Adler's message is clear: the time to act is now, and by integrating the four pillars of brain health into our daily lives, we not only safeguard our cognitive future but also enhance our present well-being. Her practical advice, from diet to mental exercises, provides a roadmap for aging gracefully and healthily. Don't miss this transformative discussion with one of the leading voices in integrative health.

     

     

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    S6E13 - 59m - Feb 23, 2024
  • Embracing Healing from Cancer with Kimberly Searl

    Welcome to a new episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour with your host Amy Wheeler. Today's guest is Kimberly Searl, a TedX speaker and the mind behind Integrative Sustainable Movement. Together, they explore the healing journey of yoga therapy for those facing the tumultuous path of a cancer diagnosis. This heart-to-heart conversation traverses the role of yoga in the face of illness, the power of maintaining inner equilibrium, and life post cancer recovery, even with a persistent gene mutation.

    ·        Meet Kimberly Searl: An introduction to our guest, her background, and her transformative cancer origin story.

    ·        The Role of Yoga Therapy: Discussion on how yoga therapy aids individuals coping with cancer, focusing on the body's natural tendency towards homeostasis.

    ·        Beyond Postures: Conversing about the less used tools and technologies of yoga, such as mindset shifts, deep relaxation techniques, affirmation, mantra, mudra and meditative practices that play a crucial role in cancer care.

    ·        Realistic Outcomes: Evaluating yoga therapy as a complementary treatment to traditional medicine, emphasizing its stress-reducing benefits and empowerment of personal agency.

    ·        Patience and Support: Delving into the difficulties of seeking support, the slow pace of healing, and confronting the reality of one's mortality.

    ·        Reflections on Life Post-Cancer: Insights into the life-altering lessons of a cancer journey, from shifting communication to focusing on self-care and energy conservation.

    In summary, Amy and Kimberly's dialogue sheds light on the lesser-discussed facets of yoga therapy in the context of serious health challenges. This episode encourages us to rethink the conventional definitions of yoga and embrace its full spectrum of healing potential. As we reflect on the power of yoga to transform and heal, we're reminded of the courage it takes to face one's mortality and the strength found in vulnerability. Tune into this powerful episode for a blend of personal storytelling and practical wisdom that may change your perspective on health and healing.

     

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    S6E12 - 59m - Feb 16, 2024
  • Exploring Attachment Theory and the Joy of Imperfect Love with Carla Marie Manly

    Introduction:

    In this special Valentine's Day episode of Yoga Therapy Hour & Beyond, we are thrilled to introduce our guest, Carla Marie Manly, a yoga practitioner and clinical psychologist whose distinctive approach to her work has been transforming lives. Carla's journey into the realm of writing is nothing short of extraordinary—she crafts books inspired by her clients' real-life struggles. Her first masterpiece, "Joy from Fear," initially conceived as a doctoral dissertation, took eight years to evolve into a book tailored for a broader audience. Join us as we explore Carla's unique perspective on Attachment Theory and delve into the concept of "The Joy of Imperfect Love."

    Segment 1: Writing from Real-Life Experiences

    • Carla's unconventional writing method: Drawing inspiration from clients' challenges.
    • "Joy from Fear" - Transition from academia to accessible wisdom.
    • The power of storytelling in healing and personal growth.

    Segment 2: The Joy of Imperfect Love

    • Exploration of "The Joy of Imperfect Love."
    • Rooted in Carla's clinical practice and client experiences.
    • Imperfect love, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and rewiring for better relationships.
    • Embracing wounds and nurturing strengths in relationships.

    Segment 3: Rewiring for Healthy Attachment

    • The process of rewiring our brains for healthier attachments.
    • Replacing shame and blame with curiosity about our wounds and relationship patterns.
    • Self-attunement and attunement to loved ones for secure attachments.

    Segment 4: Attachment Theory and Self-Reflection

    • Deep dive into Attachment Theory.
    • Carla's self-reflection exercise: Define love, caregiver definitions, safety, responsiveness, and attention to needs.
    • Determining secure or insecure attachments from early experiences.
    • Understanding how early patterns shape adult relationships.

     

     

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    S6E11 - 1h 0m - Feb 9, 2024
  • Embracing Change: Yoga Therapy Across Life's Stages with Kate Holcombe

    In this episode, we are delighted to have Kate Holcombe, founder of the Healing Yoga Foundation, as our guest. Kate shares her profound insights on yoga therapy at various stages of life, emphasizing the importance of adapting our yoga practices to meet the evolving needs of each phase. She explores how life's planned and unexpected changes, such as caring for parents, dealing with illness, or going through a divorce, impact our practice. Kate highlights the flexibility of yoga, including the length of practice, timing, and integration into family life. She also reflects on her personal journey, from a college student under the guidance of TKV Desikachar to raising four children and overcoming breast cancer. Kate encourages us to be both accountable and gentle with ourselves in our daily practice, even if it means just one minute a day. Finally, she shares heartwarming stories about her relationship with TKV Desikachar and his wise counsel to prioritize family over asana practice, reminding us that yoga is here to support life, not the other way around.

    Key Points:

    • Yoga therapy and its adaptability throughout life's stages.
    • Individualized yoga therapy practices and how they can be used.
    • Adapting practices to meet the changing needs brought by life's challenges.
    • Flexibility in yoga practice, including duration, timing, and integration into daily life.
    • Kate's personal journey, from her college days with TKV Desikachar to overcoming breast cancer.
    • The importance of self-accountability and self-compassion in daily practice.
    • Stories of Kate's relationship with TKV Desikachar and his emphasis on family first over a rigid daily practice.
    • Flexibility is key to helping us to connect to our authentic Self.

    Kate Holcombe's insights into yoga therapy and its application across life's various stages are a source of inspiration for anyone on a yogic journey. Her emphasis on adapting our practice to life's changing circumstances and the wisdom of prioritizing family and self-care is a reminder that yoga is a dynamic and compassionate practice. Whether you have just one minute or an hour a day, Kate's words encourage us to embrace yoga as a support system for life, rather than a rigid routine. Join us in this episode to gain a deeper understanding of how yoga can be a guiding light through the twists and turns of our life's journey.

     

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    S6E10 - 49m - Feb 2, 2024
  • Connecting with Ancestors through Yoga, Meditation, and Plant Medicine with Spring Washam

    In this captivating episode, we are joined by the insightful Spring Washam, who takes us on a transformative journey through the realms of yoga, meditation, plant medicine, and ancestral connections. Spring's path to self-realization began with profound books like "Autobiography of a Yogi" and "Man's Eternal Quest for Meaning," but her personal journey was marked by hardship, witnessing suffering, addiction, and trauma. She found solace and liberation in the practices of yoga and meditation, learning to distance herself from the stories of her own mind. A pivotal three-month meditation retreat in 2007 shattered her old self, leading to newfound freedom from self-hatred, attachments, negative thinking, and habitual patterns. Her exploration took her to the mountains of California, where she encountered Ayahuasca and experienced profound healing. This experience led her to South America, where she learned from Indigenous elders, becoming a shaman herself. Through plant medicine journeys, Spring discovered that our ancestors live within us, and by healing ourselves, we can heal generations that came before and after us. Her journey also led to the creation of "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman," a book that is now helping countless people heal ancestral wounds and find their life purpose.

    Bullet Points:

    • Spring Washam's journey from reading spiritual books to finding relief from suffering through yoga and meditation.
    • The realization that identifying with one's thoughts can lead to suffering and how meditation helps create a gap for self-awareness.
    • Transformative experience during a challenging three-month meditation retreat in 2007.
    • Liberation from self-hatred, attachments, negative thinking, and habitual patterns of the mind.
    • Exploration of Ayahuasca and healing old wounds, leading to Spring's training as a shaman.
    • Understanding the connection between ancestral healing and plant medicine journeys.
    • The idea that healing ourselves can bring peace to our ancestors and future generations.
    • Spring Washam's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the creation of "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman."
    • How "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman" is helping people heal ancestral wounds and discover their life purpose.

    Join us on this illuminating episode with Spring Washam as she shares her profound journey of self-discovery, healing, and connecting with our ancestors. Through the powerful practices of yoga, meditation, and plant medicine, Spring reminds us that we can transform our lives and heal generations that came before and after us. Her work, including "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman," serves as an inspiring testament to the possibility of profound healing and the fulfillment of life's purpose. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight into the remarkable journey of Spring Washam and the wisdom she offers to those seeking a deeper connection with themselves and their ancestors.

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    S6E9 - 50m - Jan 26, 2024
  • Exploring Therapeutic Yoga for Low Back Pain with Nydia Darby

    Introduction: Welcome to another enlightening episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour! I'm your host, Amy Wheeler, and today, we have a truly special guest joining us. Nydia Tijerina-Darby, a experienced Integrative Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist, and Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, will be sharing her wealth of knowledge and insights on the topic of spinal health, particularly low back pain.

    Episode Highlights:

    1. The Global Impact of Low Back Pain (LBP):In 2020, LBP affected a staggering 619 million people worldwide.
    2. Predictions estimate that this number will soar to 843 million cases by 2050, driven primarily by population growth and aging.
    3. LBP is recognized as the leading cause of disability globally, making it a crucial area for rehabilitation.
    4. Holistic Approach to Healing:Nydia Darby emphasizes her holistic approach to working with clients.
    5. She discusses how she conducts comprehensive assessments and utilizes therapeutic sun salutations for evaluation and treatment planning.
    6. The importance of assessing and teaching proper breathing techniques is highlighted in her methodology.
    7. Breath, Movement, and Meditation:Nydia explains how the integration of breath and movement can transition into a      meditative state, aiding in pain management.
    8. She shares her insights on addressing spirituality with clients who express an interest in discussing this aspect of healing.
    9. The Power of Community:Nydia stresses the significance of community support in the healing process.
    10. She offers both online yoga classes and in-person sessions at her studio in San Antonio, TX, fostering a sense of belonging and encouragement among her clients.
    11. The Role of the Nervous System:Nydia dispels the misconception that MRI scans are the sole indicators of chronic pain.
    12. She explains that pain resides not only in the physical structures but also in the nervous system and brain.
    13. Nydia outlines how breathing practices can effectively regulate the autonomic nervous system.
    14. Three Pillars of Health:Nydia shares her wisdom on what she believes makes the healthiest individuals.
    15. She identifies three key elements: a positive outlook, an active lifestyle ith ample movement, and having a higher purpose in life.


    Closing Thoughts: Thank you for tuning in to The Yoga Therapy Hour with our special guest, Nydia Darby. Her profound insights into therapeutic yoga for low back pain and holistic healing approaches have been truly enlightening. Remember, your journey to a healthier life can start with a breath and a step towards a more positive outlook.

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    S6E8 - 56m - Jan 19, 2024
  • Overcoming Self-Doubt and Building Trust In Self with Amy Wheeler

    Amy Wheeler shares her thoughts on self-doubt and the importance of trust, and faith in oneself and in higher forces. She emphasizes that building self-belief involves the ability to overcome tough situations, and to listen to our inner voices that affirm our potential.

    ·        Power of Daily Practice: Amy highlights the benefits of a regular yoga practice, using examples from students who've found greater clarity, self-awareness, and life perspective through consistent engagement with yoga. This practice helps to nurture a connection to self.

    ·        Building a Foundation with Ayurveda: Ayurveda, with its focus on herbs, diet and lifestyle changes, can provide a strong foundation for the journey of yoga, making it accessible to individuals dealing with life's challenges.

    ·        Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome: Using a personal anecdote from a women's workshop, Amy demonstrates how even successful individuals can struggle with self-doubt and imposter syndrome.

    ·        Expression of Self-Doubt: Amy discusses an exercise where participants wrote down their thoughts during their introductions. This revealed shared feelings of self-doubt, which, when expressed openly, resulted in shared laughter and an understanding that self-doubt is a common human experience.

    ·        Self-Doubt and Yoga Therapy: In her yoga therapy sessions, Amy often encounters clients who identify self-doubt as a primary obstacle. This underscores the importance of discussing strategies to overcome it.

    ·        Using Patanjali's Yoga Sutra to Overcome Self-Doubt: Amy uses Patanjali's Yoga Sutra as a guide to overcome self-doubt. The Sutras serve as a reminder of our potential and the importance of conviction and trust in ourselves, our support systems, and the universe at large.

    ·        Moving Forward: The episode concludes with the promise to further explore how yoga and Patanjali's Yoga Sutra can aid in overcoming self-doubt, building self-belief, and achieving a more fulfilling life.

    This episode explores the themes of self-doubt, trust, faith, and the transformative power of yoga. It is about recognizing and addressing our inner voices of doubt, while harnessing our inherent potential and strength. It's a journey of building new neural pathways and using the philosophy of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra to develop conviction about our potential and life path.

    S6E7 - 1h 0m - Dec 15, 2023
  • Embracing Yoga MisFits and Cultivating Curiosity with Nyk Danu

    Introduction: Welcome back to another enlightening

    episode of "The Yoga Therapy Hour." Today, we're delving deep into

    the world of yoga and self-acceptance with our special guest, Nyk Danu. Nyk is

    a yoga practitioner and therapist with a unique focus on helping those who feel

    like they don't quite fit into mainstream yoga circles – the misfits of the

    world. Nyk's journey started with anxiety and back pain, and she's now

    dedicated to assisting others on their paths to self-discovery and healing.

    Segment 1: Embracing the Misfits Nyk Danu introduces

    herself and her mission, emphasizing her affinity for working with the

    "Yoga MisFits" – a community of individuals who don't feel at home in

    traditional yoga environments. Nyk shares her personal experience of initially

    doubting yoga's appeal, only to be pleasantly surprised by the sense of

    embodiment it brought and the alleviation of her anxiety. She describes how

    others who feel like outsiders in the yoga world are naturally drawn to her.

    Segment 2: The Practice of Non-Judgment In this

    segment, Nyk and the host, Amy, engage in a deep discussion about

    self-awareness and the practice of non-judgment. They explore how meditation

    and asana practice can help individuals recognize their assumptions and

    expectations, both about themselves and others. Nyk encourages listeners to

    step back and find humor in their own judgments while learning to let go of the

    stories they create in their minds about people.

    Segment 3: The "Come as You Are" Mentality Nyk Danu

    shares her philosophy of the "Come as You Are" mentality in her yoga

    classes. She discusses the importance of allowing individuals to be themselves,

    even if that means simply resting on their yoga mats during class. Nyk

    emphasizes the value of listening, leaning in, and discovering what makes each

    person unique and different.

    Segment 4: Cancel Culture and Cultivating Curiosity Amy and Nyk

    dive into a thought-provoking conversation about cancel culture and its impact

    on the yoga community and society as a whole. They reflect on their own

    experiences of facing cancelation from yoga teachers and how they emerged from

    rejection stronger. Instead of canceling others, they encourage curiosity,

    questioning, and challenging one's own beliefs to foster greater understanding

    and connection with those who have different perspectives.

    Conclusion: In this episode of "The Yoga Therapy

    Hour," Nyk Danu has illuminated the path to self-acceptance, embracing

    misfits, and challenging our judgments in the world of yoga and beyond. As we

    reflect on the transformative power of yoga and the importance of curiosity and

    compassion, let us strive to be more open-minded and accepting of others,

    recognizing that we are all imperfect, flawed humans on our own unique

    journeys. Thank you for joining us today, and remember, you don't have to fit

    in to find your place in the world of yoga.

     

     

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    S6E6 - 58m - Dec 8, 2023
  • Authentic Marketing in Turbulent Times with Tristan Katz, Marketing Expert for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists

    In this episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, our host Amy dives

    deep into the world of authentic marketing with guest Tristan Katz, a marketing expert in the yoga world. They explore the challenges of sharing one's offerings and gifts with the world amidst global crises and discuss the importance of self-care, content-based marketing, community-building, and intentionality in marketing.

    Themes Discussed:

    1. Authenticity in Marketing:

    •              When, how, and why to share offerings authentically.

    •              Balancing the urge to market with awareness of global suffering.

    •              Self-care as a prerequisite for mindful marketing.

    •              Deciding when to postpone marketing and when to share mindfully.

    •              The importance of not rushing through marketing efforts.

    2. Content-Based Marketing:

    •              Providing value and being of service while marketing.

    •              The concept of educating while marketing.

    •              Overcoming the fear of giving too much away.

    •              Highlighting the value of human connection and experience in seminars.

    3. Building a Community:

    •              Nurturing a community through marketing.

    •              Recognizing what resonates with your audience.

    •              Observing organic conversations and excitement among your followers.

    •              The power of word-of-mouth in supporting your marketing efforts.

    4. Sharing Personal Stories:

    •              Balancing personal sharing with comfort levels.

    •              Intentionality in sharing personal stories.

    •              Considering the audience's benefit when sharing.

    •              Determining

    if your sharing serves you or your audience.

    Key Takeaways:

    •              Authenticity is key in marketing; be mindful of the world's challenges while sharing your offerings.

    •              Prioritize self-care to convey an authentic and mindful message.

    •              Content-based marketing adds value and creates a deeper connection with your audience.

    •              Building a genuine community and nurturing word-of-mouth can amplify your marketing

    efforts.

    •              Share personal stories with intention, always considering how it benefits your audience.


    Conclusion:

    In this insightful episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, Tristan Katz offers valuable insights into authentic marketing in challenging times. Listeners are encouraged to approach marketing with mindfulness, prioritize self-care, provide value, and build genuine connections with their audience. By balancing personal sharing with intentionality, they can create meaningful connections and make a positive impact through their marketing efforts.

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    S6E5 - 1h 0m - Dec 1, 2023
  • Transforming Lives with Yield Theory: A Conversation with Dr. Christian Conte

    Introduction: In this episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, we dive

    deep into the transformative power of Yield Theory with our special guest, Dr.

    Christian Conte. Dr. Conte's dynamic energy, unquenchable passion, and

    unwavering compassion have made him a leading figure in the world of anger

    management and personal transformation. With level V anger management

    certification and the creation of Yield Theory, he brings a unique blend of

    radical compassion and conscious education to the table.



    Episode Highlights:



    1. Understanding Yield Theory:






    • Dr. Conte introduces Yield
    • Theory, a powerful approach centered around three key principles:
    • listening, validating, and exploring options. These principles align
    • closely with yogic concepts, emphasizing humility, presence, taking the
    • opposite perspective and exploring multiple possibilities arising from our
    • current situation.





    2. The Science of Change:






    • Dive into the fascinating world
    • of neuroscience with Dr. Conte as he explains how different parts of our
    • brain influence our thoughts, actions, and emotions. He explores the
    • contrast between the emotional center and the prefrontal cortex, shedding
    • light on how our minds can either limit us or open up new possibilities.





    3. Overcoming Limiting Beliefs:






    • Discover how our past values and
    • beliefs can hold us back and restrict our potential. Dr. Conte shares
    • insights on how we can break free from these limitations and cultivate a
    • mindset that allows us to think, feel, and act differently to transform
    • our lives.





    4. A Diverse Toolkit for Transformation:






    • Dr. Conte's extensive background
    • in counseling, psychology, sports psychology, and working with inmates and
    • law enforcement brings a diverse range of tools to help us change our
    • minds. Learn how these experiences contribute to his unique perspective on
    • personal growth and transformation.





    Conclusion: Join us in this captivating conversation

    with Dr. Christian Conte as we explore the profound impact of Yield Theory and

    its alignment with yogic principles. Discover how understanding our own minds

    and embracing radical compassion can lead to transformative change in our

    lives.



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    S6E4 - 1h 8m - Nov 24, 2023
  • Vajra Yoga and Spiritual Neuroscience with Robert AF Thurman

    Introduction:

    • Background on Robert AF Thurman, the first western monk ordained by the Dalai Lama in 1964.
    • A glance into Robert’s transition from a Buddhist monk to lay life.
    • Introduction to the Menla Spa Resort in the Catskills of New York, co-run by Bob and his wife.

    Journey to Tibetan Medicine:

    • Bob’s initial interest in Tibetan Medicine as a young monk, drawing parallels with Ayurveda from India.
    • Exploring the concept of enlightenment and its link with holistic healing.

    Vajra Yoga: The Science of Inner Well-being:

    • Bob's insights into Vajra Yoga as a way to become “inner scientists.”
    • How Vajra Yoga connects the dots between spirituality and neuroscience.
    • Delving deep into the various systems of the body: lymph, nerves, breath, endocrine, and biochemistry, and how Vajra Yoga impacts them.

    Key Takeaways from Vajra Yoga:

    1. The importance of understanding that the Ultimate Reality serves as the universe's foundation.
    2. Recognizing the essence of this reality, which lies in its spacious infinite goodness.

    Merging Ancient Wisdom with Modern AI:

    • A discussion between Amy and Bob about the potential of AI in translating ancient spiritual texts.
    • The significance of integrating large language models with ancient languages, particularly Sanskrit.
    • Bob's emphasis on the ethical foundation present in most ancient literature and its critical role in shaping the thought process of future AI systems.

    Closing Thoughts:

    • Reflecting on the harmonious blend of spirituality, traditional medicine, and modern technology.
    • Bob's hopeful vision for the future where AI aids in disseminating age-old wisdom and ethical values to the broader world.

     

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    S6E3 - 1h 1m - Nov 17, 2023
  • Healing Through Alignment: Embracing Nature, Overcoming Trauma, and the Role of Yoga & Ayurveda with Anjali Deva

    In a deeply meaningful episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, Amy Wheeler sits down with Anjali Deva from Rooted Rasa Ayurveda. The two discuss the transformative power of aligning one's life with intrinsic values, from the serenity of living close to nature to the stabilizing force of daily routines. Anjali sheds light on the importance of being with loved ones and animals, the rejuvenating effects of clean air and water, and the role of being in alignment with the circadian rhythms in our daily lives. The conversation then delves into the often-challenging journey of processing trauma and grief, and the immense joy and clarity that lies on the other side. Amy and Anjali also explore how ancient practices like yoga and Ayurveda can be potent tools in the quest for improved mental and emotional health.

    • Unlocking Ancient Wisdom: Understanding what Ayurveda is.
    • Origins of Ayurveda: Tracing its roots and its journey through time.
    • Time-Tested Traditions: How long has Ayurveda been practiced on Earth?
    • Ayurveda vs. TCM: Comparing Ayurveda with Traditional Chinese Medicine - similarities and distinctions.
    • Mental Health & Ayurveda: How this ancient practice offers tools for our modern mental health challenges.
    • The Modern Mental Health Crisis: Exploring why mental healthcare is more critical now than ever before.
    • Inseparable Duo: Mental health and physical health are ONE.
    • Nature-Aligned Living: Practical tips to embrace values and stay close to Mother Nature's heart.
    • Healing Emotional Wounds: Using Ayurveda to process trauma and grief.
    • The Essence of Joy: Understanding its pivotal role in our overall well-being and Ayurvedic perspective.

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    S6E2 - 49m - Nov 10, 2023
  • From Spinal Surgeon to Serenity: Dr. David Hanscom's Journey to Healing Through the Mind-Body Connection

    Introduction:

    • David Hanscom's impressive journey spanning over 33 years as a spinal surgeon.
    • His personal struggle with decades-long chronic pain and surprising solution.
    •  

    His Personal Revelation:

    1. Discovery of the strong body-mind connection.
    2. Realization of the impact of repetitive unpleasant thoughts on his well-being.
    3. Recognizing the physiological effects of being in a constant fight or flight mode leading to symptoms of pain.
    4.  

    Making a Life-Altering Decision:

    1. The choice to leave his accomplished career as a spinal surgeon.
    2. His mission: educating people about the transformative power of managing anxious and angry thoughts and balancing the autonomic nervous system.
    3. His belief that this approach can potentially save individuals from undergoing another spinal surgery.

     

    David Hanscome’s Method: (Sounds a Lot Like Yoga Therapy)

    1. Divert the Unpleasant Thoughts:
    • Techniques to shift focus from distressing thoughts.
    • Importance of awareness and mindfulness.
    1. Calm the Autonomic Nervous System:
    • Breathing techniques and their effectiveness.
    • Practices to regulate the nervous system and achieve a balanced state.
    1. Find More Joy and Creativity in Life:
    • Pursuits that enhance emotional well-being.
    • Activities and practices to unlock one's creativity.
    • Real-life stories of transformation.
    1. Let the Ego Dissolve:
    • Understanding the ego and its influence on our well-being.
    • Techniques to let go and live more authentically.
    • How this relates closely to yogic principles.

     

    Challenges and Pitfalls:

    1. Addressing skepticism and hesitation in trying out these techniques.
    2. The difficulty of guiding people back to a state of joy after numerous disappointments.
    3. Importance of not making individuals feel blamed for their chronic pain.

     

    Note: Remember to create an open and understanding atmosphere during the podcast, highlighting that this approach is not about blaming individuals for their pain but offering a holistic perspective to address chronic pain. 

     

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    S6E1 - 1h 1m - Nov 3, 2023
  • Navigating Wellness and Healing through Integrative Physical Therapy and Yoga Therapy with Catherine Justice, PT & C-IAYT

    Key Takeaways:

    1. Impact on Autonomic Nervous System:
    • Yoga plays a crucial role in balancing the autonomic nervous system.
    • Catherine says, “The Autonomic Nervous System is everything.” Amy agrees!
    • It can offer profound effects through simple practices.
    1. Pearl of Wisdom:
    • The simplest practices in yoga often yield the deepest impact. It’s the simplicity and subtleness that bring profound shifts and healing.
    1. Working with People Who Experience Symptoms of Trauma:
    • Working with trauma victims necessitates a deep sense of humility and awareness of one's own biases and limitations.
    • A trauma-sensitive approach is paramount in dealing with clients with different traumatic experiences.
    1. Collaboration and Holistic Approach to Yoga Therapy and Physical Therapy:
    • Interdisciplinary collaboration enriches the healing experience, offering patients a more comprehensive and holistic approach to their health.
    • Integrating yoga therapy into these collaborations can yield remarkable healing outcomes.
    1. Yoga Therapy vs Physical Therapy:
    • Yoga Therapy is about understanding the interconnectedness of physical body, mind and emotions. Traditional Physical Therapy is about restoring function to certain areas of the body.
    1. Lifestyle Medicine and Individual Context:
    • Lifestyle advice should be given in context and should be free from judgment. The hard part is watching ourselves create biases in our minds.
    • Empowering patients through motivational interviewing and trauma-informed principles is critical.
    1. Research and its Integration:
    • Studies by Dr. Robert Saper and Paula Gardner provide valuable insights into the efficacy of yoga therapy in diverse populations and chronic pain.
    • The integration of research findings into practical applications can bridge the gap between conventional PT and yoga therapy.

     

     

     

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    S5E29 - 55m - Oct 27, 2023
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