• Navigating Life and Career Paths Intuitively with Heather Mason

    Episode Overview: In this inspiring episode, Amy Wheeler welcomes Heather Mason, Founder of the Minded Institute. Minded Institute offers a unique yoga therapy + psychotherapy school in London. Heather discusses her journey toward creating and accrediting her innovative training program within the university system. The conversation evolves into a deeper exploration of living purposefully, tuning into our professional paths, and the art of deep inner listening.

    Key Points Discussed:

    ·        Creating a Unique Educational Path: Heather shares her experiences in establishing a successful school that merges yoga therapy with psychotherapy, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of getting the program accredited by the university system.

    ·        Life Purpose and Professional Paths: The dialogue shifts towards understanding one's life purpose and finding the right professional trajectory through deep inner listening and being open to the universe's signs.

    ·        Intuitive Decision-Making: Heather opens up about her personal approach to decision-making. Contrary to conventional goal-setting, she emphasizes staying present, responsive, and trusting her intuition to guide her steps.

    ·        The Journey of Non-Planning: Heather discusses her method of moving through life without rigid plans, such as typical 3 or 5-year strategies, focusing instead on remaining awake to opportunities and trusting herself to make sound decisions at every turn.

    ·        Being of Service: The episode concludes with Heather sharing insights on how to use one's gifts effectively and be of service, while also accommodating personal challenges.

    Guest Bio: Heather Mason is a pioneer in integrating yoga therapy and psychotherapy into a formal educational program. Her work not only enriches her students but also contributes significantly to the broader field, setting new standards in holistic health education.

    Closing Thoughts: Heather's journey is a testament to the power of intuition and flexibility in achieving professional success and personal fulfillment. Her story encourages listeners to trust their paths, embrace their capabilities, and remain open to life's limitless possibilities.

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    S7E9 - 51m - May 24, 2024
  • Embracing Transformation Through Detachment and Receptivity: Insights from Yoga Therapy with Amy Wheeler

    In this spiritually based episode of the Yoga Therapy Hour, Amy Wheeler delves into the profound processes of loss, grieving, and the transformative power of letting go. Through her personal insights and the teachings of T.K.V. Desikachar, Amy explores the journey towards receptivity and the unexpected transformations it can usher into our lives. This solo episode is a deep dive into the essence of Yoga therapy and its application in navigating the ebbs and flows of life with grace and authenticity.

    Key Points:

    • The Significance of Detachment and Receptivity: Amy shares her observations on how the principles of detachment and receptivity, as taught by T.K.V. Desikachar, can lead to profound personal transformation and spiritual growth.
    • Letting Go of Expectations: She emphasizes the importance of releasing expectations and agendas to fully embrace the present moment and the opportunities it presents.
    • The Journey Towards Authenticity: Amy reflects on the challenges and rewards of living authentically, trusting oneself, and being open to the flow of life.
    • Embracing Loss and Transformation: The episode explores the themes of loss, grief, and the potential for rebirth and new beginnings that lie in the process of letting go.
    • Community and Connection: Amy highlights the role of community and genuine connections in supporting one's journey through change and uncertainty.
    • Living a Yogic Lifestyle: The discussion touches on the practical aspects of incorporating Yoga therapy principles into daily life, aiming for a balance between action and introspection.

     

    In this episode of the Yoga Therapy Hour, Amy Wheeler offers a deeply personal and insightful exploration of the transformative potential inherent in the practices of detachment and receptivity. Drawing from the teachings of T.K.V. Desikachar and her own life experiences, Amy presents a compelling case for embracing loss, trusting in the process of life, and finding strength in authenticity. Through stories, reflections, and practical advice, she guides listeners towards a more connected and mindful way of living, underscored by the importance of community, self-trust, and the courage to face the unknown. This episode is a testament to the power of Yoga therapy principles in fostering personal growth and resilience amidst life's challenges.

     

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    S7E8 - 36m - May 17, 2024
  • Nurturing Wellness as a Healthcare Provider: A Holistic Approach to Cancer Care with Dr. Lois Ramondetta

    In this episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast, we delve into the profound insights of Dr. Lois Ramondetta, a distinguished physician and surgeon with over 27 years of experience at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. Beyond her medical expertise, Dr. Ramondetta is also a Certified Yoga Therapist and is ACLM Certified, weaving together the realms of conventional medicine and holistic wellness with finesse. Join us as she shares invaluable wisdom on nutrition, sleep, stress reduction, aerobic exercise, and the intricate connection to our gut health, or microbiome. Dr. Ramondetta's groundbreaking research in Lifestyle Medicine unveils promising avenues for cancer preparation and recovery, illuminating the transformative power of integrating yoga practices into conventional treatment modalities.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Nutrition as Medicine: Explore the profound impact of dietary choices on overall well-being, particularly in the context of cancer prevention and recovery.
    • The Importance of Sleep: Dr. Ramondetta sheds light on the critical role of quality sleep and stress reduction in supporting the body's natural healing processes and bolstering resilience.
    • Stress Reduction Techniques: Discover practical strategies to navigate stress and cultivate inner calm amidst life's challenges, drawing from both medical science and ancient yogic wisdom.
    • Aerobic Exercise for Vitality: Uncover the rejuvenating benefits of aerobic exercise and its potential to enhance physical, mental, and emotional vitality during cancer treatment and beyond.
    • Harnessing the Microbiome: Delve into the intricate interplay between gut health and overall wellness, as Dr. Ramondetta illuminates the significance of nurturing a thriving microbiome.
    • Transformative Power of Yoga Philosophy: Dr. Ramondetta shares her personal journey of overcoming burnout and compassion fatigue by embracing insights from yoga philosophy. Explore how cultivating awareness of attachments, aversions, and identifications can foster resilience and facilitate profound healing.

    Join us on this illuminating journey as Dr. Lois Ramondetta unveils the transformative potential of Lifestyle Medicine in cancer care, offering invaluable insights drawn from both her extensive medical expertise and profound yogic wisdom. Don't miss out on her inspiring book, "The Light Within," a beacon of hope and healing for all seekers on the path to wellness.

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    S7E7 - 45m - May 10, 2024
  • The Synergy of Chiropractic and Yoga Therapy with Dr. Kevin Holman

    In this episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast, we had the privilege of hosting Dr. Kevin Holman, DC, a pioneer in the field of chiropractic care and the esteemed founder of Optimal Health Chiropractic. Dr. Holman, who also happens to be Amy Wheeler's personal chiropractor, delves deep into the fascinating convergence of chiropractic practices and yoga therapy. Together, they explore how these distinct yet complementary disciplines unite to balance the autonomic nervous system, fostering an optimal flow of life force throughout the human body. This discussion unveils the vast potential of chiropractic care beyond traditional methods, highlighting a holistic approach to wellbeing that resonates with the core principles of yoga therapy.

    Main Points:

    1. Beyond Back Cracking: A Holistic Approach - Dr. Holman introduces us to the expansive world of chiropractic modalities, numbering over 200, which transcend the common perception of chiropractic care as merely adjusting skeletal misalignments. He emphasizes a holistic strategy aimed at restoring balance and enhancing the flow of life force or prana within the body.
    2. A Therapeutic Alliance: Amy and Dr. Holman discuss the significance of the relationship between practitioner and client, emphasizing that a strong therapeutic alliance forms the foundation for successful outcomes in both chiropractic care and yoga therapy.
    3. Practitioner Wellbeing: The importance of the practitioner's balance and energy flow is highlighted as a critical factor in achieving positive client outcomes. Dr. Holman and Amy explore how the wellbeing of the practitioner directly influences their ability to facilitate healing in others.
    4. Comprehensive Wellness Philosophy: Dr. Holman elaborates on the concept that chiropractic care extends far beyond the clinic's walls. He stresses the importance of a balanced lifestyle, including nutritious eating, regular movement, and positive thinking, and how these elements contribute to spinal health and overall wellbeing.
    5. Interconnectedness of Body and Mind: The episode explores the profound impact of mental states, dietary choices, and physical activity on body chemistry and physiology. This interconnectedness plays a pivotal role in the functioning of the nervous system and overall health, underscoring the holistic nature of chiropractic care and yoga therapy.
    6. Flow of Life Force: Both Dr. Holman and Amy converge on the goal of enabling the unrestricted flow of prana or life force throughout the body. They discuss how chiropractic techniques and yoga therapy can work in tandem to achieve this, facilitating healing, balance, and vitality.

     

    This episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast with Dr. Kevin Holman illuminates the powerful synergy between chiropractic care and yoga therapy in cultivating a harmonious autonomic nervous system and promoting the unimpeded flow of life force. Dr. Holman's insights into the comprehensive scope of chiropractic modalities, coupled with a shared emphasis on a holistic lifestyle and the importance of a therapeutic alliance, reveal a path to profound healing and wellbeing. By recognizing the interconnectedness of our physical, mental, and spiritual health, we are reminded of the transformative potential of integrating chiropractic and yoga therapy into our lives.

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    S7E6 - 47m - May 3, 2024
  • Finding Your Voice with Dr. Mojisola Edu

    In this transformative episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, we were honored to have Dr. Mojisola Edu share her profound insights on a journey many of us yearn to embark upon: How to Find Your Voice.

    Dr. Edu, a beacon of wisdom and strength, guides us through the essential steps of this deeply personal yet universally resonant process. The conversation illuminates the path from recognizing the need for healing to ultimately reclaiming your power and voice.

    Dr. Edu emphasizes that finding one's voice is not a cognitive exercise, but rather a holistic journey that necessitates returning to the basics. The journey begins with the pivotal decision to heal and to start embodying love in its purest form. She outlines the critical milestones on this path, including self-acceptance, the art of setting boundaries, effective communication of needs, prioritizing oneself, cultivating honesty with oneself and others, and the powerful act of self-forgiveness.

    However, what truly sets this episode apart is Dr. Edu's emphasis on community. She passionately argues that this transformative work cannot and should not be done in isolation. A supportive, safe community plays a crucial role in providing love, support, and positive power, acting as a catalyst for individual growth and empowerment.

    Key Takeaways:

    • The importance of healing and showing up as love in the journey of finding one's voice.
    • Critical steps towards self-empowerment, including self-acceptance, setting boundaries, communicating needs, prioritizing oneself, honesty, and forgiveness.
    • The indispensable role of community in the journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
    • Dr. Edu's message of strength, resilience, and the power of communal support in reclaiming one's voice.

    Listeners will leave this episode feeling inspired and equipped with the knowledge to embark on their journey towards self-discovery and empowerment. Dr. Mojisola Edu's wisdom serves as a reminder that finding your voice is a testament to your strength and an act of reclaiming your power, done best with the support of a nurturing community.

     

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    S7E5 - 52m - Apr 26, 2024
  • Exploring the Landscape of Mental Health with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

    Introduction: In this deeply insightful episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, host Amy Wheeler sits down with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, esteemed mental health advocate, public speaker, mentor, and author of "Closer Together, Knowing Ourselves and Loving Each Other". Sophie brings over two decades of dedication to empowering youth, advocating for gender equality, and supporting emotional and physical well-being.

    About Our Guest: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has received international accolades for her humanitarian efforts, including UN recognition awards. In 2022, she was named the first National Volunteer for the Canadian Mental Health Association, highlighting her ongoing commitment to mental health advocacy.

    Episode Highlights:

    ·       Childhood and Self-Perception:

    ·        How the environment we're raised in shapes our self-identity.

    ·        Discussing attachment theory and its implications for adult relationships.

    ·       Managing Emotions:

    ·        Strategies for preparing to handle intense emotions.

    ·        The importance of emotional leadership and resilience in challenging times.

    ·       Relationship Dynamics:

    ·        Understanding what we need from relationships and what we contribute to them.

    ·        Insights from renowned experts including Gabor Mate, Deb Dana, and others.

    ·       The Role of Physical and Creative Activities:

    ·        Exploring the connection between physical activity, creative pursuits, and mental well-being.

    ·        How yoga and meditation practices support mental health.

    ·       Philosophical Underpinnings:

    ·        Sophie shares how yoga philosophy acts as the framework of her life.

    ·        Discussion on the transformative power of practicing challenging aspects of yoga and meditation.

    ·       Sophie’s Personal Journey in Yoga:

    ·       A candid look into Sophie’s own practices and how they have influenced her mental health journey and advocacy work.

     

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    S7E4 - 49m - Apr 19, 2024
  • Inviting Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda for ADHD and Menstrual Health with Maya Semans

    Welcome to a transformative episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, where we dive deep into the healing realms of yoga therapy and Ayurveda with our esteemed guest, Maya Semans. Maya is a renowned expert in lifestyle wellness, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda, specializing in supporting women through the challenges of ADHD and menstrual cycle difficulties. In today's episode, Maya shares her invaluable insights on how these ancient practices offer holistic pathways to wellness. Here's a glimpse into our enlightening conversation:

    1.    Intersecting Paths of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda: Maya begins by exploring how yoga therapy and Ayurvedic practices beautifully converge to support menstrual health, emphasizing the importance of aligning the body's natural rhythms with lifestyle choices.

    2.    Menstrual Cycle and Mental Health: She delves into the holistic connection between the menstrual cycle and mental health, highlighting how these aspects are deeply intertwined and impact women's lives.

    3.    ADHD Management through Ancient Wisdom: Maya provides a fresh perspective on managing ADHD symptoms, focusing on the calming and grounding effects of yoga therapy and Ayurvedic principles.

    4.    Yogic Practices for Every Phase: Addressing specific phases of the menstrual cycle, Maya recommends tailored yogic practices and Ayurvedic remedies to nurture mental health and hormonal balance.

    5.    Lifestyle Changes for ADHD and Menstrual Health: The conversation shifts to lifestyle modifications, as Maya emphasizes the role of diet, sleep, and daily routines in managing ADHD symptoms alongside yoga therapy.

    6.    Mind-Body Connection in Holistic Approaches: Maya shares her insights on the profound mind-body connection acknowledged by these holistic approaches, especially in treating menstrual health and ADHD concurrently.

    7.    Dispelling Common Misconceptions: She tackles common myths and misconceptions about menstrual health, mental well-being, and ADHD, paving the way for a deeper understanding of these complex relationships.

    8.    Empowerment through Self-Awareness: Our guest discusses how yoga therapy and Ayurveda empower individuals to embrace their unique mind-body constitution, fostering acceptance and self-awareness in the context of menstrual health and ADHD.

    9.    Success Stories that Inspire: Maya recounts moving success stories from her practice, where individuals have experienced significant improvements in menstrual health and mental well-being through these integrative approaches.

    10. The Impact of Panchakarma: Maya shares her personal journey with panchakarma, an Ayurvedic detoxification process, and its profound impact on her ADHD and menstrual cycle symptoms, offering hope and inspiration to others facing similar challenges.

    In this episode, Maya Semans not only enlightens us on the therapeutic powers of yoga therapy and Ayurveda but also inspires us with her passion and dedication to helping women navigate the complexities of ADHD and menstrual health. Join us on this journey of discovery, healing, and empowerment.

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    S7E3 - 50m - Apr 12, 2024
  • 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.

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    • 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
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