60 pippa.io On and Off Your Mat https://www.erikabelanger.com/blog-podcast en all rights reserved Erika Belanger 2018 erika belanger,yoga, on and off your mat,asana,breath,health,meditation,philosophy,pranayama,namaste,savasana,yoga teacher, yoga class, yoga podcast,yoga disciple,yogaland,yoga girl,mat,posture,hatha,yoga journal,spirituality,self help, self development Erika Belanger Yoga Podcast This interview based podcast answers all your questions about yoga, what happens on the mat and in your life off the mat. This interview based podcast answers all your questions about yoga, what happens on the mat and in your life off the mat. no Erika Belanger info+5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227/show-cover.jpg https://www.erikabelanger.com/blog-podcast On and Off Your Mat https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227 Danni Pomplun’s Yoga Story Danni Pomplun’s Yoga Story Mon, 26 Nov 2018 16:53:30 GMT 34:25 5bf1d4600fde010d61fce94e no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/11/26/Podcast-Episode-16-Danni-Pomplun%E2%80%99s-Yoga-Story full 16 For our 16th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Danni Pomplun. Danni is a San Francisco Based Yoga teacher and Teacher Trainer that uses his life story and his love of the practice to change the world around him. I met him at one of his workshops, and we further connected online. He’s passionate in his purpose and generous with his self and his teachings. On top of classes, workshops, retreats and YTT, he also host his own podcast, and was featured in Vice Magazine and in the book When to Jump. I’ve been wanting to have him on the show for a long time, so I can let you guys discover who he is and why he teaches.


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST


"We all have our own stories. Mine has some twists and turns through a tough childhood and young adult years blurred by frustration, drugs, alcohol, and a near-death brush with cancer, and I credit yoga with helping me to become healthy and opening my eyes to a world of positive opportunities. I’m truly grateful to now be able to share what I’ve learned with others, whether it’s on the mat in my home base of San Francisco, in another location for an immersion or workshop, or through my online yoga platform. I am grateful to work alongside my teachers and mentors Jason Crandell & Darren Main, who have helped influence my teaching style.


I teach to share my passion and the love of the practice in hopes that it can change the world, one down dog at a time. "


Find more about him here and check his podcast :


Dannipomplun.com

Yogi Misfit Session


QUESTIONS HE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you found yoga?
  • What is the biggest lesson pain and suffering has brought you?
  • How sharing your story has affected you or change your perspective on life, or your connection to other people?
  • If you had one advice for people that are going through a really rough time, what would it be?
  • How does overcoming all these challenges molded you in the teacher you are today? How are your teachings influenced by your past?
  • What’s important for you today as a teacher, what your goal, your purpose?
  • Why did you decided to start a podcast? How is it serving you? Serving your community? What’s the feedback you get from it?
  • How has starting to play the harmonium and chanting impacted you and your classes?
  • A few weeks back, you hosted with 3 other teachers ONE LOVE: it’s a movement… Can you tell us a bit about that and why these kind of events matter for you.
  • What’s next for you? Any other projects brewing you can share with us?
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For our 16th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Danni Pomplun. Danni is a San Francisco Based Yoga teacher and Teacher Trainer that uses his life story and his love of the practice to change the world around him. I met him at one of his workshops, and we further connected online. He’s passionate in his purpose and generous with his self and his teachings. On top of classes, workshops, retreats and YTT, he also host his own podcast, and was featured in Vice Magazine and in the book When to Jump. I’ve been wanting to have him on the show for a long time, so I can let you guys discover who he is and why he teaches.


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST


"We all have our own stories. Mine has some twists and turns through a tough childhood and young adult years blurred by frustration, drugs, alcohol, and a near-death brush with cancer, and I credit yoga with helping me to become healthy and opening my eyes to a world of positive opportunities. I’m truly grateful to now be able to share what I’ve learned with others, whether it’s on the mat in my home base of San Francisco, in another location for an immersion or workshop, or through my online yoga platform. I am grateful to work alongside my teachers and mentors Jason Crandell & Darren Main, who have helped influence my teaching style.


I teach to share my passion and the love of the practice in hopes that it can change the world, one down dog at a time. "


Find more about him here and check his podcast :


Dannipomplun.com

Yogi Misfit Session


QUESTIONS HE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you found yoga?
  • What is the biggest lesson pain and suffering has brought you?
  • How sharing your story has affected you or change your perspective on life, or your connection to other people?
  • If you had one advice for people that are going through a really rough time, what would it be?
  • How does overcoming all these challenges molded you in the teacher you are today? How are your teachings influenced by your past?
  • What’s important for you today as a teacher, what your goal, your purpose?
  • Why did you decided to start a podcast? How is it serving you? Serving your community? What’s the feedback you get from it?
  • How has starting to play the harmonium and chanting impacted you and your classes?
  • A few weeks back, you hosted with 3 other teachers ONE LOVE: it’s a movement… Can you tell us a bit about that and why these kind of events matter for you.
  • What’s next for you? Any other projects brewing you can share with us?
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Living the Sutras Living the Sutras Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:20:44 GMT 40:34 5be8bd4c2715d67d684aaa2d no https://shows.pippa.io/5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227/living-the-sutras with Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden full 15 For our 15th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden. Kelly and Amy are the co-authors of an amazing book called Living the Sutras - A guide to Yoga wisdom beyond the mat. It "offers a modern, accessible and personal look at the ancient yogic philosophy and wisdom found in The Yoga Sutras". Even before the book was out, it was on my reading list and I pre-ordered it. I was so excited to dig in the Sutra from another perspective, and when I saw how simply it was presented and that it came with exercises to apply it to your daily life, I really wanted to sit down with the authors to talk about it!



As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter our giveaway. This episode, Kelly and Amy are generously giving out a couple copies of their book! You have great chances to get to read their book for free if you write a review! If you're not sure how to do it, check this article.



ABOUT OUR GUESTS



​​

Kelly DiNardo is the author of several books, including Living the Sutras. As a freelance journalist, she specializes in exploration – whether it’s internally through yoga and meditation, physically through health and fitness, culturally and socially through profiles or the myriad ways food and travel brings all of that together. She has written for O: The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, AARP and others. Kelly is also the owner of Past Tense yoga studio in Washington, DC. It was born from her vision for a welcoming, accessible, community space where people come together and find that joy as well as support for and growth in their practice.


Learn more about Kelly and her work here : 


www.kellydinardo.com

www.pasttensestudio.com




​​


Amy Pearce-Hayden who is author of “Living the Sutras” A Guide to Yoga Wisdom beyond the Mat, and owner of Tantra Wellness & Yoga, (Madison, WI) can be found spending her time teaching, lecturing, and connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs. She has devoted 20 years of study to yogic and Eastern philosophies, while running small businesses from yoga studios to restaurants. Amy is a recognized International Yoga teacher who is sought out for her expertise in linking classical yoga with modern living. She specializes in addiction, trauma therapy, and whole-family living. 


Learn more about Amy and her work here : 


www.tantramadison.com 


QUESTIONS THEY ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and what brought you to yoga and to writing originally?
  • Is there a parallel for you between writing and yoga?
  • How was the experience of co-writing this book? 
  • For people that have no idea what the yoga sutras are, can you explain what they are and what is the importance of that text?
  • What has been your relationship to the yoga sutras as students and as teachers? Has it changed?
  • Why did you feel call to write this book? Why was it important for you to make the yoga sutras more accessible?
  • How did you make a selection of sutras? What are the most important sutras in your opinion? Do you have a favorite sutra?
  • What is the biggest lesson you learned about your life, from writing this book?
  • In your opinion, what is the place of the yoga sutras in developing a personal practice?
  • If people feel inspire and want to dig a little deeper after your book, where should they turn? What you’re favorite translation and why?
  • What’s next for you? Any projects you can share with us?


OTHER REFERENCES :


- Edwin F. Bryant , The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary

- Nicolai Bachman, The Yoga Sutras : An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy

- Sri Swami Satchidananda, ​The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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For our 15th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden. Kelly and Amy are the co-authors of an amazing book called Living the Sutras - A guide to Yoga wisdom beyond the mat. It "offers a modern, accessible and personal look at the ancient yogic philosophy and wisdom found in The Yoga Sutras". Even before the book was out, it was on my reading list and I pre-ordered it. I was so excited to dig in the Sutra from another perspective, and when I saw how simply it was presented and that it came with exercises to apply it to your daily life, I really wanted to sit down with the authors to talk about it!



As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter our giveaway. This episode, Kelly and Amy are generously giving out a couple copies of their book! You have great chances to get to read their book for free if you write a review! If you're not sure how to do it, check this article.



ABOUT OUR GUESTS



​​

Kelly DiNardo is the author of several books, including Living the Sutras. As a freelance journalist, she specializes in exploration – whether it’s internally through yoga and meditation, physically through health and fitness, culturally and socially through profiles or the myriad ways food and travel brings all of that together. She has written for O: The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, AARP and others. Kelly is also the owner of Past Tense yoga studio in Washington, DC. It was born from her vision for a welcoming, accessible, community space where people come together and find that joy as well as support for and growth in their practice.


Learn more about Kelly and her work here : 


www.kellydinardo.com

www.pasttensestudio.com




​​


Amy Pearce-Hayden who is author of “Living the Sutras” A Guide to Yoga Wisdom beyond the Mat, and owner of Tantra Wellness & Yoga, (Madison, WI) can be found spending her time teaching, lecturing, and connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs. She has devoted 20 years of study to yogic and Eastern philosophies, while running small businesses from yoga studios to restaurants. Amy is a recognized International Yoga teacher who is sought out for her expertise in linking classical yoga with modern living. She specializes in addiction, trauma therapy, and whole-family living. 


Learn more about Amy and her work here : 


www.tantramadison.com 


QUESTIONS THEY ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and what brought you to yoga and to writing originally?
  • Is there a parallel for you between writing and yoga?
  • How was the experience of co-writing this book? 
  • For people that have no idea what the yoga sutras are, can you explain what they are and what is the importance of that text?
  • What has been your relationship to the yoga sutras as students and as teachers? Has it changed?
  • Why did you feel call to write this book? Why was it important for you to make the yoga sutras more accessible?
  • How did you make a selection of sutras? What are the most important sutras in your opinion? Do you have a favorite sutra?
  • What is the biggest lesson you learned about your life, from writing this book?
  • In your opinion, what is the place of the yoga sutras in developing a personal practice?
  • If people feel inspire and want to dig a little deeper after your book, where should they turn? What you’re favorite translation and why?
  • What’s next for you? Any projects you can share with us?


OTHER REFERENCES :


- Edwin F. Bryant , The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary

- Nicolai Bachman, The Yoga Sutras : An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy

- Sri Swami Satchidananda, ​The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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Critical Thinking and Yoga Critical Thinking and Yoga Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:32:04 GMT 47:31 5bd7360428cc028a74f82c1e no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/10/29/Podcast-Episode-14-Critical-Thinking-and-Yoga with Sean Haleen full 14 For our 14th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Sean Haleen. Sean is a celebrated San Francisco Bay Area Yoga Teacher who has been studying Hatha Yoga and philosophy for over 20 years. He leads alignment workshops all over the country as well as various teacher trainings. He leads with humor and precision and openly talks about the good, the bad and the ugly relating to the practice, the teachings and the business surrendering yoga. Today we sat down to talk about his yoga journey and how critical thinking is a important skill for teachers and practitioners.



Thank you so much for listening and being part of our 14th episode! We have other great guests lined up for you so make sure to subscribe to the podcast where ever you listen! 


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.




ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​

 

Sean Haleen (500 E-RYT) is a celebrated Hatha yoga teacher and practitioner. Sean has practiced and studied yoga asana and philosophy since 1997 and began teaching in 2007.


He now lives north of San Francisco with his husband and dog. He teaches public classes in San Francisco and Oakland as well as various 200HR and 500HR teacher trainings and Joyful Alignment workshops at studios across the US. In 2017, Yoga Journal selected Sean as one of the next generation’s top Yoga teachers.



Find more about him here:


His website: www.seanhaleenyoga.com

Instagram: @Seanhaleenyoga 

Facebook: @YogicTraveler



QUESTIONS HE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your yoga journey?
  • What are your goals / intention as a yoga teacher? What inspires you?
  • What’s one of the biggest lessons you’ve learned over your years teaching?
  • You call yourself a sarcastic yoga teacher, why is it important for you to challenge some mainstream/dogmatic ideas on yoga and teaching yoga?
  • Why do you think critical thinking is important for yoga teachers?
  • How do you balance reverence to the practice or to our teachers and critical thinking?
  • In your opinion, what’s in the scope of a yoga teacher. Or what’s not in the scope of a yoga teacher?
  • What’s your opinion on social media, self-promotion, and on “famous”/fame seeking yoga teachers?
  • What would be your one tip for new yoga teachers?
  • In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of the amount of practitioners and teachers augmenting so rapidly in the west?
  • In your opinion, what’s missing in teacher trainings? 
  • What’s one thing you would change in the yoga world today?
  • What makes you human and beautifully imperfect?
  • What one thing you love about teaching? What one reason you continue to do it?
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For our 14th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Sean Haleen. Sean is a celebrated San Francisco Bay Area Yoga Teacher who has been studying Hatha Yoga and philosophy for over 20 years. He leads alignment workshops all over the country as well as various teacher trainings. He leads with humor and precision and openly talks about the good, the bad and the ugly relating to the practice, the teachings and the business surrendering yoga. Today we sat down to talk about his yoga journey and how critical thinking is a important skill for teachers and practitioners.



Thank you so much for listening and being part of our 14th episode! We have other great guests lined up for you so make sure to subscribe to the podcast where ever you listen! 


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.




ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​

 

Sean Haleen (500 E-RYT) is a celebrated Hatha yoga teacher and practitioner. Sean has practiced and studied yoga asana and philosophy since 1997 and began teaching in 2007.


He now lives north of San Francisco with his husband and dog. He teaches public classes in San Francisco and Oakland as well as various 200HR and 500HR teacher trainings and Joyful Alignment workshops at studios across the US. In 2017, Yoga Journal selected Sean as one of the next generation’s top Yoga teachers.



Find more about him here:


His website: www.seanhaleenyoga.com

Instagram: @Seanhaleenyoga 

Facebook: @YogicTraveler



QUESTIONS HE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your yoga journey?
  • What are your goals / intention as a yoga teacher? What inspires you?
  • What’s one of the biggest lessons you’ve learned over your years teaching?
  • You call yourself a sarcastic yoga teacher, why is it important for you to challenge some mainstream/dogmatic ideas on yoga and teaching yoga?
  • Why do you think critical thinking is important for yoga teachers?
  • How do you balance reverence to the practice or to our teachers and critical thinking?
  • In your opinion, what’s in the scope of a yoga teacher. Or what’s not in the scope of a yoga teacher?
  • What’s your opinion on social media, self-promotion, and on “famous”/fame seeking yoga teachers?
  • What would be your one tip for new yoga teachers?
  • In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of the amount of practitioners and teachers augmenting so rapidly in the west?
  • In your opinion, what’s missing in teacher trainings? 
  • What’s one thing you would change in the yoga world today?
  • What makes you human and beautifully imperfect?
  • What one thing you love about teaching? What one reason you continue to do it?
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Taking Your Yoga Practice Outside Taking Your Yoga Practice Outside Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:32:43 GMT 28:03 5bc3aafd52d1ac881059c25e no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/10/15/Podcast-Episode-13-Taking-Your-Yoga-Practice-Outside with Julianne Aiello full 13 For our 13th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Julianne Aiello. Julianne is the founder of Outdoor Yoga SF. She leads a team of passionate teachers, and teaches yoga classes on the beach in San Francisco. They believe that gathering together in nature is a nourishing way to create a community and they do it very well! Today we sat down to talk about her yoga journey and how yoga and nature go so well together!


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Thank you so much for listening and being part of our 13th episode! We have other great guests lined up for you so make sure to subscribe to the podcast where ever you listen! 


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.



ABOUT OUR GUEST



Julianne is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, a practitioner of joy and love, and a student of life. She teaches a strong, grounding, lighthearted vinyasa yoga practice that welcomes all bodies and all beings to feel the power of stretching and breathing.


Julianne is on a mission to help people find a reprieve and sanctuary in the practice of yoga so that you can call on it often. A few minutes before a walk or run, as a practice to do at home, or simply in taking a few deep breaths to reset during your day.


You can join her classes on the beach with Outdoor Yoga SF, or reach out for privates in yoga, reiki and wellness coaching.


Find more about her here:


www.julianneyoga.com


instagram: @julianneyoga


upcoming events: 


Kauai Yoga Retreat, Weekend Beach Yoga : Saturdays at 11am, Sundays at 4:30pm

QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you found yoga and meditation. 
  • How do you think it has affected your life?
  • How was your experience teaching at Yoga Journal Live Event like for you?
  • What’s your relationship to nature?
  • Why do you choose to teach on the beach? 
  • Do you teach differently on the beach vs in the studio?
  • What are the benefits of practicing outside?
  • What has been the biggest challenge thru this whole project?
  • What has been your biggest lesson?
  • Do you have any tips for people who want to come practice outside?
  • Where is your personal favorite space to practice outside?
  • Is there a location outside you would like to teach you haven’t taught yet? Do you have a dream location for yoga classes?
  • When you lead retreats, do you take people outside the space usually reserved to yoga?
  • I’m gonna say a few words. Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind : Beach, Forest, Mountain, Island, Ocean...
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For our 13th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Julianne Aiello. Julianne is the founder of Outdoor Yoga SF. She leads a team of passionate teachers, and teaches yoga classes on the beach in San Francisco. They believe that gathering together in nature is a nourishing way to create a community and they do it very well! Today we sat down to talk about her yoga journey and how yoga and nature go so well together!


****


Thank you so much for listening and being part of our 13th episode! We have other great guests lined up for you so make sure to subscribe to the podcast where ever you listen! 


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.



ABOUT OUR GUEST



Julianne is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, a practitioner of joy and love, and a student of life. She teaches a strong, grounding, lighthearted vinyasa yoga practice that welcomes all bodies and all beings to feel the power of stretching and breathing.


Julianne is on a mission to help people find a reprieve and sanctuary in the practice of yoga so that you can call on it often. A few minutes before a walk or run, as a practice to do at home, or simply in taking a few deep breaths to reset during your day.


You can join her classes on the beach with Outdoor Yoga SF, or reach out for privates in yoga, reiki and wellness coaching.


Find more about her here:


www.julianneyoga.com


instagram: @julianneyoga


upcoming events: 


Kauai Yoga Retreat, Weekend Beach Yoga : Saturdays at 11am, Sundays at 4:30pm

QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you found yoga and meditation. 
  • How do you think it has affected your life?
  • How was your experience teaching at Yoga Journal Live Event like for you?
  • What’s your relationship to nature?
  • Why do you choose to teach on the beach? 
  • Do you teach differently on the beach vs in the studio?
  • What are the benefits of practicing outside?
  • What has been the biggest challenge thru this whole project?
  • What has been your biggest lesson?
  • Do you have any tips for people who want to come practice outside?
  • Where is your personal favorite space to practice outside?
  • Is there a location outside you would like to teach you haven’t taught yet? Do you have a dream location for yoga classes?
  • When you lead retreats, do you take people outside the space usually reserved to yoga?
  • I’m gonna say a few words. Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind : Beach, Forest, Mountain, Island, Ocean...
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When your life needs a little coaching When your life needs a little coaching Mon, 24 Sep 2018 03:19:10 GMT 36:01 5ba828edfd7395f86361fd07 no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/09/23/When-your-life-needs-a-little-coaching with Lauren Zoeller full 12 For our 12th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Lauren Zoeller. Lauren is a yoga and meditation teacher, and she’s also a Whole Living Life Coach. We really connected on the importance of self-care when looking for growth in our life and on the idea of whole living. Today we sat down and talked about what does it means to be a life coach and how has yoga has influenced her on that path.


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​


Work-life Balance Coach. Yoga Instructor. Motivational Speaker. Lauren brings holistic balance to the busy professional. Her coaching practice equips individuals in finding work/life balance for increased happiness and heightened performance. Lauren believes that yoga, meditation, and proper self care can give anyone the balance they need to take ownership of their body, believe in themselves and live a happy life. 


In addition to her coaching practice, Lauren teaches yoga at multiple studios in the Nashville area and co-leads 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses with Phoenix Yoga Teacher Trainings. When she is not teaching, you can find her traveling, speaking and leading workshops to promote her ultimate message of balance and self care. 


Find more about her here:


Her Website

IG : @laurenzoeller

FB : @lzoeller


Free 5 Day Meditation Course: http://www.laurenzoeller.com --> Scroll to bottom to enter course


Mention this podcast when you sign up and get 20% off sessions with her!


QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and how you found yoga.
  • What’s the parallel between teaching yoga and being a life coach? 
  • Before becoming a life coach, you started by seeing one right? Why did you seek coaching? How did that help you move forward in life? You’re still seeing one now?
  • Why did you later decide to become a life coach? Why are you on this path? 
  • How does a session look like? How is what you do different from therapy?
  • Can anyone become a life coach? What does it take?
  • What are your intentions as a coach, what are your goals? What do you believe in? 
  • What’s your definition of success?
  • On your website, you say : You have a story, it’s meant to be told. Why do you think telling our story is important? How does telling your story has helped you?
  • How do I know if coaching is right for me? Any tips for people to choose the right person for them? 
  • How can people know if the sessions are working for them? / What are the keys to having a successful coaching experience?
  • I would like to finish with a few journaling questions for our listeners. Can we make a list of questions you would ask clients? 
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For our 12th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Lauren Zoeller. Lauren is a yoga and meditation teacher, and she’s also a Whole Living Life Coach. We really connected on the importance of self-care when looking for growth in our life and on the idea of whole living. Today we sat down and talked about what does it means to be a life coach and how has yoga has influenced her on that path.


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​


Work-life Balance Coach. Yoga Instructor. Motivational Speaker. Lauren brings holistic balance to the busy professional. Her coaching practice equips individuals in finding work/life balance for increased happiness and heightened performance. Lauren believes that yoga, meditation, and proper self care can give anyone the balance they need to take ownership of their body, believe in themselves and live a happy life. 


In addition to her coaching practice, Lauren teaches yoga at multiple studios in the Nashville area and co-leads 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses with Phoenix Yoga Teacher Trainings. When she is not teaching, you can find her traveling, speaking and leading workshops to promote her ultimate message of balance and self care. 


Find more about her here:


Her Website

IG : @laurenzoeller

FB : @lzoeller


Free 5 Day Meditation Course: http://www.laurenzoeller.com --> Scroll to bottom to enter course


Mention this podcast when you sign up and get 20% off sessions with her!


QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and how you found yoga.
  • What’s the parallel between teaching yoga and being a life coach? 
  • Before becoming a life coach, you started by seeing one right? Why did you seek coaching? How did that help you move forward in life? You’re still seeing one now?
  • Why did you later decide to become a life coach? Why are you on this path? 
  • How does a session look like? How is what you do different from therapy?
  • Can anyone become a life coach? What does it take?
  • What are your intentions as a coach, what are your goals? What do you believe in? 
  • What’s your definition of success?
  • On your website, you say : You have a story, it’s meant to be told. Why do you think telling our story is important? How does telling your story has helped you?
  • How do I know if coaching is right for me? Any tips for people to choose the right person for them? 
  • How can people know if the sessions are working for them? / What are the keys to having a successful coaching experience?
  • I would like to finish with a few journaling questions for our listeners. Can we make a list of questions you would ask clients? 
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Being an Awakened Heart Warrior Being an Awakened Heart Warrior Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:42:46 GMT 41:13 5b95d10e359d4d7d5240512c no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/09/10/Being-an-Awakened-Heart-Warrior with Kara-Leah Grant full 11 For our 11th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Kara-Leah Grant. Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned yoga teacher, author and retreat leader. She is the founder of New Zealand’s most popular yoga website The Yoga Lunchbox, she’s also a contributor for Elephant Journal, and has published two books. Today we sat down to talk about her yoga practice and how it has influenced the way she teaches and leads her retreats.


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.



ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​

Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned retreat leader, teacher and author. She has impacted millions of people over the last decade through her articles, books, videos and teaching. Passionate about liberation in this lifetime, Kara-Leah practices and teaches an every day path of awakening - the path of the Awakened Heart Warrior.


This path is grounded in Tantra and focuses on dissolving layers of the conditioned mind into deeper and deeper heart-felt presence. Kara-Leah’s work, through her teaching, writing and retreats, focuses on using the process of compassionate inquiry to reveal conditioned mind, and so help people to drop down into being-ness and presence.


Find more about her here:


karaleah.com

Retreats: karaleah.com/events/


FB: Kara-Leah Grant

IG : Kara-Leah Grant


Books: The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga & Forty Days of Yoga on karaleah.com/books/



QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what brought you to yoga originally?
  • How does your practice serve you now? What do you seek, why is it an important part of your life?
  • How does having a daily practice and a home practice has impacted your life as a yogi and as a teacher? You’re doing a 1000 days of home practice challenge? How is that going? What did you learn from the experience so far?
  • Why does self-study and inquiry are at the center of what you do?
  • What is the first step for teachers that want to start teaching more than asanas? 
  • Tantric philosophy seems to influence your teachings. Why? How? Where would you suggest people start if there are interested in the subject?
  • You’re the founder of New Zealand’s most popular yoga website The Yoga Lunchbox. What were your intention when you started this website? 
  • You wrote a lot of articles on The Yoga Lunchbox and you’re also a contributor on Elephant Journal. On both platform, you have written some very open, honest and vulnerable articles. How do you decide what to write about? Any advice for teachers that want to share deep and personal experiences? Have you encounter any challenges?
  • You call yourself an Awakened Heart Warrior. What does that mean? How does it influence and direct you work in retreats and 1:1?
  • Any tips for teachers that are just starting to lead retreats? How can they make the experience more potent?



OTHER REFERENCES:


Shiva Rea

Rod Stryker

Twee Merrigan

Christopher Tompkins

Sarah Hon


Kara-Leah's Photos by : Pete Longworth

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For our 11th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Kara-Leah Grant. Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned yoga teacher, author and retreat leader. She is the founder of New Zealand’s most popular yoga website The Yoga Lunchbox, she’s also a contributor for Elephant Journal, and has published two books. Today we sat down to talk about her yoga practice and how it has influenced the way she teaches and leads her retreats.


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.



ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​

Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned retreat leader, teacher and author. She has impacted millions of people over the last decade through her articles, books, videos and teaching. Passionate about liberation in this lifetime, Kara-Leah practices and teaches an every day path of awakening - the path of the Awakened Heart Warrior.


This path is grounded in Tantra and focuses on dissolving layers of the conditioned mind into deeper and deeper heart-felt presence. Kara-Leah’s work, through her teaching, writing and retreats, focuses on using the process of compassionate inquiry to reveal conditioned mind, and so help people to drop down into being-ness and presence.


Find more about her here:


karaleah.com

Retreats: karaleah.com/events/


FB: Kara-Leah Grant

IG : Kara-Leah Grant


Books: The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga & Forty Days of Yoga on karaleah.com/books/



QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what brought you to yoga originally?
  • How does your practice serve you now? What do you seek, why is it an important part of your life?
  • How does having a daily practice and a home practice has impacted your life as a yogi and as a teacher? You’re doing a 1000 days of home practice challenge? How is that going? What did you learn from the experience so far?
  • Why does self-study and inquiry are at the center of what you do?
  • What is the first step for teachers that want to start teaching more than asanas? 
  • Tantric philosophy seems to influence your teachings. Why? How? Where would you suggest people start if there are interested in the subject?
  • You’re the founder of New Zealand’s most popular yoga website The Yoga Lunchbox. What were your intention when you started this website? 
  • You wrote a lot of articles on The Yoga Lunchbox and you’re also a contributor on Elephant Journal. On both platform, you have written some very open, honest and vulnerable articles. How do you decide what to write about? Any advice for teachers that want to share deep and personal experiences? Have you encounter any challenges?
  • You call yourself an Awakened Heart Warrior. What does that mean? How does it influence and direct you work in retreats and 1:1?
  • Any tips for teachers that are just starting to lead retreats? How can they make the experience more potent?



OTHER REFERENCES:


Shiva Rea

Rod Stryker

Twee Merrigan

Christopher Tompkins

Sarah Hon


Kara-Leah's Photos by : Pete Longworth

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Finding Refuge in Your Yoga Practice Finding Refuge in Your Yoga Practice Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:07:23 GMT 37:29 5b8413acbdb9804331265f74 no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/08/27/Podcast-Episode-10-Finding-Refuge-in-Your-Yoga-Practice with Erika Trice full 10 For our 10th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Erika Trice. Erika is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She was one of my mentors when I studied to become a yoga teacher. I was amazed by her presence, and inspired by her passion. She always offers immersion that I’m interested in taking and when I saw that her next one was called The Refuge of Practice – A Weekend Yoga and Meditation Intensives, I thought the idea of refuge would be a great subject to cover on the podcast. 


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​

Erika Trice is an E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and teacher trainer. She has been studying and teaching yoga for over 25 years leading classes that are a combination of precise instruction on alignment, flow with breath attention, philosophical insights and playfulness. 


Erika's studies include a variety of styles... Iyengar yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin and Anusara. In addition to yoga, Erika has been a student and teacher of the Oriental Arts of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan under the private tutelage of Larry Johnson, O.M.D. 


Her teaching style reflects the transformative power of both of these disciplines recognizing the importance of a practice that is integrated, well grounded and nourishing.    

​​

Find out more about Erika : 


www.erikatrice.com

FB : Erika Trice Yoga


Register for her workshop The Refuge of Practice – A weekend Yoga and Meditation Intensives here.


Take classes with her at YogaWorks or at Yoga Mountain Studio.



 QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERS DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what brought you to yoga originally?
  • How do you define/see the idea of refuge? What does it mean to seek refuge in our practice for you?
  • How does that type of practice look like/feel like? Energetically, physically, mentally? 
  • What in your life made you or makes you seek refuge in your yoga practice?
  • Can you share your thoughts about pain and suffering in general, as part of the human experience?
  • What parts of the practice are the most potent in your opinion when what we seek safety and shelter? 
  • You also do workshops on the yamas and niyamas, how do these 2 subject related for you?
  • How much does traditional texts direct you in developing this kind of practice? What influenced you to create this workshop? 
  • In your opinion, What’s the place of community when we seek refuge?
  • Why is this work important for you as a teacher? Why do you want to offer refuge to your students?
  • What kind of skill are you hoping to develop in your student?
  • How did you know/when did you realize you could serve your community in that way?

OTHER REFERENCE : 


Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

T. K. V. Desikachar

Marc Nepo, The Book of Awakening

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For our 10th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Erika Trice. Erika is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She was one of my mentors when I studied to become a yoga teacher. I was amazed by her presence, and inspired by her passion. She always offers immersion that I’m interested in taking and when I saw that her next one was called The Refuge of Practice – A Weekend Yoga and Meditation Intensives, I thought the idea of refuge would be a great subject to cover on the podcast. 


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​

Erika Trice is an E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and teacher trainer. She has been studying and teaching yoga for over 25 years leading classes that are a combination of precise instruction on alignment, flow with breath attention, philosophical insights and playfulness. 


Erika's studies include a variety of styles... Iyengar yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin and Anusara. In addition to yoga, Erika has been a student and teacher of the Oriental Arts of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan under the private tutelage of Larry Johnson, O.M.D. 


Her teaching style reflects the transformative power of both of these disciplines recognizing the importance of a practice that is integrated, well grounded and nourishing.    

​​

Find out more about Erika : 


www.erikatrice.com

FB : Erika Trice Yoga


Register for her workshop The Refuge of Practice – A weekend Yoga and Meditation Intensives here.


Take classes with her at YogaWorks or at Yoga Mountain Studio.



 QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERS DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what brought you to yoga originally?
  • How do you define/see the idea of refuge? What does it mean to seek refuge in our practice for you?
  • How does that type of practice look like/feel like? Energetically, physically, mentally? 
  • What in your life made you or makes you seek refuge in your yoga practice?
  • Can you share your thoughts about pain and suffering in general, as part of the human experience?
  • What parts of the practice are the most potent in your opinion when what we seek safety and shelter? 
  • You also do workshops on the yamas and niyamas, how do these 2 subject related for you?
  • How much does traditional texts direct you in developing this kind of practice? What influenced you to create this workshop? 
  • In your opinion, What’s the place of community when we seek refuge?
  • Why is this work important for you as a teacher? Why do you want to offer refuge to your students?
  • What kind of skill are you hoping to develop in your student?
  • How did you know/when did you realize you could serve your community in that way?

OTHER REFERENCE : 


Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

T. K. V. Desikachar

Marc Nepo, The Book of Awakening

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Are you up for Aerial Yoga? Are you up for Aerial Yoga? Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:26:01 GMT 46:46 5b6876998d66b1001d273bc2 no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/08/05/Podcast-Episode-9-Are-you-up-for-Aerial-Yoga with Michelle Dortignac full 9 For our 9th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Michelle Dortignac. Michelle is the founder of Unnata® Aerial Yoga. She’s been a yoga teacher for nearly 20 years and a professional aerial acrobatics performer for almost as long. Since 2006, she grew Unnata Aerial Yoga to a worldwide phenomenon with teachers in over 30 countries. Although she’s not the inventor of Aerial yoga in general, she contributed immensely to it’s popularly in the US. Today we sat down to talk about Aerial yoga in general and her journey through it all.


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.

ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​

Michelle Dortignac is a life-long movement artist who founded Unnata® Aerial Yoga in 2006 from the synthesis of her passion for aerial acrobatics, and deep reverence for Yoga. She is a Master of Aerial Yoga who has trained many Aerialists and Yogis offering teacher trainings throughout the world in a precise, and purely Yogic Aerial Yoga methodology. Then she returns home to teach private and group classes in NYC.


In the 20+ years that Michelle has taught Yoga, she has studied with many great Masters, who continue to inform her teaching and personal practice, and the evolution of Unnata® Aerial Yoga. Legendary Sri Dharma Mittra has taught Michelle for over 15 years, and in 2018, she will earn 500-hour certification in Dharma’s extensive Life of a Yogi TT program. She also studies regularly with Yogiraj Alan Finger and was initially certified in Vinyasa Yoga in 1998 at the OM Yoga Center, NYC by Cyndi Lee. Through all of the books, conferences, workshops and trainings she’s absorbed over the years, it’s Michelle’s personal practice since 1991 that has been the foundation for a life of Yoga.


Find out more about Michelle : 

AerialYoga.com


Find out more about Unnata® Aerial Yoga : 

Unnata.com


Find out more about her training with Sri Dharma Mittra:

dharmayogacenter.com


QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERS DURING THIS EPISODE :


- What brought you to yoga originally? and How did your yoga practice evolve toward aerial yoga?

- What’s the difference between anti-gravity yoga and aerial yoga? Is there a difference between an Unnata class vs another aerial class?

- How did this new practice impact or changed your life?

- Why would you recommend people to try Unnata aerial? What are the biggest benefits of this practice compare to a regular yoga practice?

- I’ve heard it’s really good for back pain. In what cases can it help and how?

- I know some people might be concern with safety. What are some of the contra-indications or risks associated with this practice?

- How about hyper mobile students? Is it a better/more risky practice for them? Active vs passive stretch? Any tips for a hyper mobile practitioner?

- Any tips for first time students that want to try aerial yoga?



OTHER REFERENCE : 


Trisha Brown Dance Company

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For our 9th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Michelle Dortignac. Michelle is the founder of Unnata® Aerial Yoga. She’s been a yoga teacher for nearly 20 years and a professional aerial acrobatics performer for almost as long. Since 2006, she grew Unnata Aerial Yoga to a worldwide phenomenon with teachers in over 30 countries. Although she’s not the inventor of Aerial yoga in general, she contributed immensely to it’s popularly in the US. Today we sat down to talk about Aerial yoga in general and her journey through it all.


As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on your iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. Once more Athleta is supporting this podcast in their effort to ignite a community of strong women who lift each other up, and is giving out a 75$ shop card! If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.

ABOUT OUR GUEST


​​

Michelle Dortignac is a life-long movement artist who founded Unnata® Aerial Yoga in 2006 from the synthesis of her passion for aerial acrobatics, and deep reverence for Yoga. She is a Master of Aerial Yoga who has trained many Aerialists and Yogis offering teacher trainings throughout the world in a precise, and purely Yogic Aerial Yoga methodology. Then she returns home to teach private and group classes in NYC.


In the 20+ years that Michelle has taught Yoga, she has studied with many great Masters, who continue to inform her teaching and personal practice, and the evolution of Unnata® Aerial Yoga. Legendary Sri Dharma Mittra has taught Michelle for over 15 years, and in 2018, she will earn 500-hour certification in Dharma’s extensive Life of a Yogi TT program. She also studies regularly with Yogiraj Alan Finger and was initially certified in Vinyasa Yoga in 1998 at the OM Yoga Center, NYC by Cyndi Lee. Through all of the books, conferences, workshops and trainings she’s absorbed over the years, it’s Michelle’s personal practice since 1991 that has been the foundation for a life of Yoga.


Find out more about Michelle : 

AerialYoga.com


Find out more about Unnata® Aerial Yoga : 

Unnata.com


Find out more about her training with Sri Dharma Mittra:

dharmayogacenter.com


QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERS DURING THIS EPISODE :


- What brought you to yoga originally? and How did your yoga practice evolve toward aerial yoga?

- What’s the difference between anti-gravity yoga and aerial yoga? Is there a difference between an Unnata class vs another aerial class?

- How did this new practice impact or changed your life?

- Why would you recommend people to try Unnata aerial? What are the biggest benefits of this practice compare to a regular yoga practice?

- I’ve heard it’s really good for back pain. In what cases can it help and how?

- I know some people might be concern with safety. What are some of the contra-indications or risks associated with this practice?

- How about hyper mobile students? Is it a better/more risky practice for them? Active vs passive stretch? Any tips for a hyper mobile practitioner?

- Any tips for first time students that want to try aerial yoga?



OTHER REFERENCE : 


Trisha Brown Dance Company

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Buti Yoga and Women Empowerment Buti Yoga and Women Empowerment Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:13:23 GMT 39:59 5b4f7535798c84be3dc347c9 no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/07/18/Podcast-Episode-8-Buti-Yoga-and-Women-Empowerment-with-Bizzie-Gold With Bizzie Gold full 8 For our 8th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Bizzie Gold. Bizzie is a Personal Development Expert and Serial Entrepreneur. From yoga teacher to past life regression therapist, with 5 successful brands, she helps people transform to create their best life. She also consults with individuals and companies to build heart-centered successful businesses. 


Although we’ve never met, I discovered her thru Buti Yoga as she’s the founder and creator. You might have heard of Buti, it’s a blend of tribal dance and primal movements, plyometrics, and vinyasa-style yoga. After one of my first tries, I wanted to do the teacher training. I wanted to sit down with her to talk about Buti Yoga and Women Empowerment in general.


One last thing before we start, we had a little bit of issues with connection and sound quality, I apologize in advance, and I hope you can hear everything she says.


GIVEAWAY


Talking about a community just like Buti made of strong women who empower each other, this episode is supported by Athleta. As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on you're iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. For this episode, Athleta is giving out a 75$ shop card! 


If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST



​​


One of the world's top Personal Development + Wellness Experts, Bizzie Gold has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, E!, EXTRA, Home & Family, Bethenny, ABC NEWS and MSNBC to discuss her unique approach to sustainable transformation that has garnered widespread Hollywood praise (past clients include Julia Roberts + Jennifer Love Hewitt, among others).


Gold's off-the-cuff humor and focus on diligent accountability, helps clients achieve striking breakthroughs in record time. An industry disruptor to the core, Gold is bulldozing the model of "coaching" that financially preys on countless people across the globe, replacing it with a sustainable model that puts the clients swift breakthrough at the forefront of all sessions.


In addition to her groundbreaking work in personal development, Gold is a serial entrepreneur with 5 global brands held by her successful Buti Inc. parent company. In addition to her consulting work with male and female-led brands, she works passionately to help women expand their presence in c-suite positions and access funding from private equity.


Find out more about Bizzie here :

www.bizziegold.com or on Instagram @bizziegold


About Buti here : 

www.butiyoga.com or @butiyoga


About Break Method :

www.breakmethod.com @breakmethod

www.bmvmnt.com @bmvmnt


Or Reach out to her at info@bizziegold.com



QUESTIONS SHE ANSWER DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • How did overcoming the challenges in your life and learning from adversity make you who you are today and what you strive for?
  • How do you think healing and empowerment are correlated?
  • Buti means “a cure that is hidden or kept secret”,what do you hope people undercover? What’s hidden/kept secret? And how is Buti helping people to do that?
  • What make the Buti community so different? How did you create a space that’s about connection instead of competition?
  • Body Love is a subject that seems to pops up quite often in your work. What has been your relationship to your body and how did it influence you?
  • You’re a successful entrepreneur, what does it means for you to grow a heart-centered business? Any tips for women out there that struggle to connect their inner tycoon to their heart?
  • I’ve heard you say many times, you don’t have to suffer through life, what are the most common limiting beliefs clients have that bring them suffering?
  • What’s the biggest lesson begin a mother taught you?
  • If there’s one thing you want people to take away from this conversation, what would it be?
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For our 8th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Bizzie Gold. Bizzie is a Personal Development Expert and Serial Entrepreneur. From yoga teacher to past life regression therapist, with 5 successful brands, she helps people transform to create their best life. She also consults with individuals and companies to build heart-centered successful businesses. 


Although we’ve never met, I discovered her thru Buti Yoga as she’s the founder and creator. You might have heard of Buti, it’s a blend of tribal dance and primal movements, plyometrics, and vinyasa-style yoga. After one of my first tries, I wanted to do the teacher training. I wanted to sit down with her to talk about Buti Yoga and Women Empowerment in general.


One last thing before we start, we had a little bit of issues with connection and sound quality, I apologize in advance, and I hope you can hear everything she says.


GIVEAWAY


Talking about a community just like Buti made of strong women who empower each other, this episode is supported by Athleta. As always, I really appreciate your support. So as you leave a review on iTunes or on you're iPhone podcast app, you automatically enter a giveaway. For this episode, Athleta is giving out a 75$ shop card! 


If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST



​​


One of the world's top Personal Development + Wellness Experts, Bizzie Gold has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, E!, EXTRA, Home & Family, Bethenny, ABC NEWS and MSNBC to discuss her unique approach to sustainable transformation that has garnered widespread Hollywood praise (past clients include Julia Roberts + Jennifer Love Hewitt, among others).


Gold's off-the-cuff humor and focus on diligent accountability, helps clients achieve striking breakthroughs in record time. An industry disruptor to the core, Gold is bulldozing the model of "coaching" that financially preys on countless people across the globe, replacing it with a sustainable model that puts the clients swift breakthrough at the forefront of all sessions.


In addition to her groundbreaking work in personal development, Gold is a serial entrepreneur with 5 global brands held by her successful Buti Inc. parent company. In addition to her consulting work with male and female-led brands, she works passionately to help women expand their presence in c-suite positions and access funding from private equity.


Find out more about Bizzie here :

www.bizziegold.com or on Instagram @bizziegold


About Buti here : 

www.butiyoga.com or @butiyoga


About Break Method :

www.breakmethod.com @breakmethod

www.bmvmnt.com @bmvmnt


Or Reach out to her at info@bizziegold.com



QUESTIONS SHE ANSWER DURING THIS EPISODE :


  • How did overcoming the challenges in your life and learning from adversity make you who you are today and what you strive for?
  • How do you think healing and empowerment are correlated?
  • Buti means “a cure that is hidden or kept secret”,what do you hope people undercover? What’s hidden/kept secret? And how is Buti helping people to do that?
  • What make the Buti community so different? How did you create a space that’s about connection instead of competition?
  • Body Love is a subject that seems to pops up quite often in your work. What has been your relationship to your body and how did it influence you?
  • You’re a successful entrepreneur, what does it means for you to grow a heart-centered business? Any tips for women out there that struggle to connect their inner tycoon to their heart?
  • I’ve heard you say many times, you don’t have to suffer through life, what are the most common limiting beliefs clients have that bring them suffering?
  • What’s the biggest lesson begin a mother taught you?
  • If there’s one thing you want people to take away from this conversation, what would it be?
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Travelling to John of God Travelling to John of God Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:38:39 GMT 29:00 5b2bd491c355b6bf3e1f3a6c no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/06/21/Podcast-Episode-7-Travelling-to-John-of-God with Bethany Miller full 7 For our 7th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Bethany Miller. Bethany is practicing psychologist and yoga studio owner. She owns and runs Sukha Yoga in Novato, where she created an great space oriented on healing and community. When I saw that she was organizing a trip to John Of God in Brazil, I immediately thought we had to sit down and chat. I really wanted to know about her experience...


I would really appreciate you writing a review on iTunes to help other listeners find the podcast! To encourage you, Bethany is graciously offering a 30 minutes chakra healing session with her AND a 30 minutes crystal bed session at the studio, a value of 125$!  If you write a review on iTunes, you automatically enter the giveaway and get a chance to win. I'll announce the winners at the end of the next episode and on social media.


If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST


 

​​


Bethany opened Sukha Yoga to create a sanctuary in Novato where people can practice yoga, experience different healing modalities and be in spiritual community. She has been a practicing psychologist for the past 20 years, but felt isolated in private practice. In 2012, she went to visit John of God, a healer in Brazil. She received a vision to open a yoga studio and healing center. She has found the greatest joy in creating a strong and loving community of wonderful students, yoga teachers and healers who come together and share their gifts.


She offers chakra healings and crystal bed sessions at Sukha and will be taking a group to visit John of God, Fall 2018.


Find out more about Bethany, the studio and the trip :

www.sukhayoga.com


Social Media :

IG: @sukha.yoga

FB: @sukhayogamarin



QUESTIONS SHE ANSWER DURING THIS EPISODE :


- Can you tell us more about John of God and what’s the concept behind the Casa? (1:48)

- How many times have you been? (4:08)

- Why did you choose to go the first time? (4:12)

- What happened while you were there? (6:40)

- Do you always start in the current room? How does it work? (7:32)

- Can you explain what are spiritual surgeries and physical surgeries? (8:51)

- Why did you decide to go back? (11:00)

- Why did you decide that you wanted to share the experience with Sukha? (11:48)

- What does it mean to be a guide? How did you become one? (13:04)

- Why do people dress all in white? (14:02)

- In your opinion, do you think you have to be spiritual or religious to get the most out of this experience? (16:30)

- What do you tell to people that are skeptics? (20:48)

- Why do you recommend people to join? What can they hope for/ gain? (23:24)

- What’s the one question people ask you the most often? (24:24)

- How do you support the students that come with you? (26:12)

- Do you have any book recommendation to learn more about John of God? (26:48)

- When is the trip? (27:28)



REFERENCE :


Photo of the room she saw when she was there and is now in the studio : 


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Book suggestions : 


- John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions by Heather Cummings.

- John of God: A Guide to Your Healing Journey with Spirit Doctors Beyond the Veil, by Mytrae Meliana

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For our 7th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Bethany Miller. Bethany is practicing psychologist and yoga studio owner. She owns and runs Sukha Yoga in Novato, where she created an great space oriented on healing and community. When I saw that she was organizing a trip to John Of God in Brazil, I immediately thought we had to sit down and chat. I really wanted to know about her experience...


I would really appreciate you writing a review on iTunes to help other listeners find the podcast! To encourage you, Bethany is graciously offering a 30 minutes chakra healing session with her AND a 30 minutes crystal bed session at the studio, a value of 125$!  If you write a review on iTunes, you automatically enter the giveaway and get a chance to win. I'll announce the winners at the end of the next episode and on social media.


If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.


ABOUT OUR GUEST


 

​​


Bethany opened Sukha Yoga to create a sanctuary in Novato where people can practice yoga, experience different healing modalities and be in spiritual community. She has been a practicing psychologist for the past 20 years, but felt isolated in private practice. In 2012, she went to visit John of God, a healer in Brazil. She received a vision to open a yoga studio and healing center. She has found the greatest joy in creating a strong and loving community of wonderful students, yoga teachers and healers who come together and share their gifts.


She offers chakra healings and crystal bed sessions at Sukha and will be taking a group to visit John of God, Fall 2018.


Find out more about Bethany, the studio and the trip :

www.sukhayoga.com


Social Media :

IG: @sukha.yoga

FB: @sukhayogamarin



QUESTIONS SHE ANSWER DURING THIS EPISODE :


- Can you tell us more about John of God and what’s the concept behind the Casa? (1:48)

- How many times have you been? (4:08)

- Why did you choose to go the first time? (4:12)

- What happened while you were there? (6:40)

- Do you always start in the current room? How does it work? (7:32)

- Can you explain what are spiritual surgeries and physical surgeries? (8:51)

- Why did you decide to go back? (11:00)

- Why did you decide that you wanted to share the experience with Sukha? (11:48)

- What does it mean to be a guide? How did you become one? (13:04)

- Why do people dress all in white? (14:02)

- In your opinion, do you think you have to be spiritual or religious to get the most out of this experience? (16:30)

- What do you tell to people that are skeptics? (20:48)

- Why do you recommend people to join? What can they hope for/ gain? (23:24)

- What’s the one question people ask you the most often? (24:24)

- How do you support the students that come with you? (26:12)

- Do you have any book recommendation to learn more about John of God? (26:48)

- When is the trip? (27:28)



REFERENCE :


Photo of the room she saw when she was there and is now in the studio : 


​​

 

Book suggestions : 


- John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions by Heather Cummings.

- John of God: A Guide to Your Healing Journey with Spirit Doctors Beyond the Veil, by Mytrae Meliana

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Fierce Kindness, Be a Positive Force for Change Fierce Kindness, Be a Positive Force for Change Sun, 03 Jun 2018 22:09:27 GMT 24:34 5b145eca59525a0e071bfa88 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227/on-and-off-your-mat-episode-5-fierce-kindness-be-a-positive- with Mel Salvatore-August full 6 For our 6th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Melanie Salvatore-August. Mel is a yoga teacher, teacher trainer, author and activist. We’ve met a few years back when I did my 300h, as she was part of the cohort of teacher. I felt a strong connection to her teachings so I decided to pick up her books. Today, we’re meeting to talk about her second book, Fierce Kindness, Be a Positive Force for Change.


ABOUT OUR GUEST

​​

Mama, teacher, author and kindness activist, Mel has taught yoga since 2005. Her first book Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body and Life was published by Yellow Pear Press in 2015. Her second book, Fierce Kindness; Be a Positive Force for Change released in 2017 both hard cover/ Audible and Sharing Fierce Kindness a book of postcards to create change coming soon Autumn 2018.  


As a YogaWorks Senior Teacher Trainer, Mel has taught multitude of students and educated hundreds of teachers and influencers to be a positive force for change in their own lives and the world.  She is skilled at joyfully making the complex become simply actionable and believes the true teacher is within. With the tools of tantra, hatha, kundilini yoga, reiki, sound healing and pure love, Mel supports others to connect and trust their own inner wisdom to live their best life.


Mel shares tested tools to create Joy, Growth and Freedom.


Find out more about Mel and her work on :

https://www.melaniesalvatoreaugust.com/

https://www.fiercekindness.org/


Purchase the books everywhere// anywhere including :

Amazon 


Social Media :

IG: @fiercekindness

FB: @fiercekindness



QUESTIONS WE ANSWER DURING THIS EPISODE : 


- What’s the concept of Fierce Kindness? What does it mean to you? (1:13)

- Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? Why did you decide to write this book? (2:20)

- What have you learned from writing the book? (4:53)

- How can people start shifting their inner conversation from negative to positive? (6:17)

- Any suggestions to get started if our listeners want answer the call and take action. Where can they start? (12:25)

- What is your hope? What do you hope people will do from reading your book? (15:05)

- How does that translate to motherhood for you? (17:40)

- I saw there’s also a Fierce Kindness organization and you donate some of the book’s profit. Can you tell us about that? (18:55)

- You have an other book coming up? (20:59)


LEAVE A REVIEW


I would really appreciate you writing a review on iTunes to help other listeners find the podcast! Melanie has graciously offered to give out 2 audible copies of her book. If you write a review on iTunes, you automatically enter the giveaway and get a chance to win! I'll announce the winners at the end of the next episode!


If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.



REFERENCE :


ACLU : American Civil Livil Liberty Union : Equal Rights and Tolerance



Other Organisation she's encourages you to support : (more in the book)


Global Women's Equality 

Green and Peaceful Earth

Spreading Kindness

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For our 6th episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Melanie Salvatore-August. Mel is a yoga teacher, teacher trainer, author and activist. We’ve met a few years back when I did my 300h, as she was part of the cohort of teacher. I felt a strong connection to her teachings so I decided to pick up her books. Today, we’re meeting to talk about her second book, Fierce Kindness, Be a Positive Force for Change.


ABOUT OUR GUEST

​​

Mama, teacher, author and kindness activist, Mel has taught yoga since 2005. Her first book Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body and Life was published by Yellow Pear Press in 2015. Her second book, Fierce Kindness; Be a Positive Force for Change released in 2017 both hard cover/ Audible and Sharing Fierce Kindness a book of postcards to create change coming soon Autumn 2018.  


As a YogaWorks Senior Teacher Trainer, Mel has taught multitude of students and educated hundreds of teachers and influencers to be a positive force for change in their own lives and the world.  She is skilled at joyfully making the complex become simply actionable and believes the true teacher is within. With the tools of tantra, hatha, kundilini yoga, reiki, sound healing and pure love, Mel supports others to connect and trust their own inner wisdom to live their best life.


Mel shares tested tools to create Joy, Growth and Freedom.


Find out more about Mel and her work on :

https://www.melaniesalvatoreaugust.com/

https://www.fiercekindness.org/


Purchase the books everywhere// anywhere including :

Amazon 


Social Media :

IG: @fiercekindness

FB: @fiercekindness



QUESTIONS WE ANSWER DURING THIS EPISODE : 


- What’s the concept of Fierce Kindness? What does it mean to you? (1:13)

- Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? Why did you decide to write this book? (2:20)

- What have you learned from writing the book? (4:53)

- How can people start shifting their inner conversation from negative to positive? (6:17)

- Any suggestions to get started if our listeners want answer the call and take action. Where can they start? (12:25)

- What is your hope? What do you hope people will do from reading your book? (15:05)

- How does that translate to motherhood for you? (17:40)

- I saw there’s also a Fierce Kindness organization and you donate some of the book’s profit. Can you tell us about that? (18:55)

- You have an other book coming up? (20:59)


LEAVE A REVIEW


I would really appreciate you writing a review on iTunes to help other listeners find the podcast! Melanie has graciously offered to give out 2 audible copies of her book. If you write a review on iTunes, you automatically enter the giveaway and get a chance to win! I'll announce the winners at the end of the next episode!


If you're not sure how to leave a review, check this article.



REFERENCE :


ACLU : American Civil Livil Liberty Union : Equal Rights and Tolerance



Other Organisation she's encourages you to support : (more in the book)


Global Women's Equality 

Green and Peaceful Earth

Spreading Kindness

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Meditation and Emotional Bandwidth Meditation and Emotional Bandwidth Mon, 07 May 2018 04:35:40 GMT 33:23 5aefd79c6eb47cc259946df0 no https://www.erikabelanger.com/single-post/2018/05/06/Podcast-Episode-5---Meditation-and-Emotional-Bandwidth With Emily Leahy full 5 For our 5th episode I had the pleasure to sit down with Emily Leahy. Emily teaches meditation and other tools to help people feel more grounded and empowered while they reach they're fullest potential. Together, we talked about the role of sacredness, rituals and meditation to stay grounded, regulate and increase your emotional bandwidth. 


I would really appreciate you writing a review on iTunes to help other listeners find the podcast! This episode was graciously supported by Athleta® in their efforts to ignite a community of strong women who empower each other. As you leave a review on iTunes, you automatically enter a giveaway to win a 75$ gift card to treat yourself to my favorite yoga brand!!!! That's really worth it! So take 30 seconds to help me dress you ;)


If you don't know how to leave a review, click here!

ABOUT OUR GUEST : 


Emily Leahy, owner of Return to Sacred, is a certified healer, teacher, guide in an authentic mystery school. She is passionate about individual empowerment for collective impact.


Emily supports leaders who want to create change in the world by navigating their own healing journey. She specializes in grounding techniques and tools to shift out of hustle mentality; doing less and holding more to live your worth.


In addition, Emily leads monthly events for empaths in San Francisco to master boundaries and energetic sensitivities.


Find out more about Emily and her work : 


Her website : www.returntosacred.com 


How people can connect:

IG: @returntosacred

FB: www.facebook.com/returntosacred



QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED on this episode:


How would you describe what you do? (1:23)

How did you get into it? (2:44)

What are people looking for when they come to you? (3:48)

Your website and your handle is Return to Sacred. What sacred means to you ? What is sacred to you? (6:20)

Do you encourage people to find what is sacred to them? (8:08)

Is that where meditation comes in? Is meditation a tool to get to know yourself? (10:44)

Can you give an example? What does this type of meditation look like? (11:56)

How does meditation or other tools to get grounded can help you? (14:41)

Once you have a meditation practice, what are the next steps? (18:55)

Do you give guidelines when you suggest journaling as a tool? (20:25)

As someone of service, how do you take care of yourself? (26:36)

How important is it to learn to soothe ourselves when we get overwhelmed? (29:47)




REFERENCES


Mystery School



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For our 5th episode I had the pleasure to sit down with Emily Leahy. Emily teaches meditation and other tools to help people feel more grounded and empowered while they reach they're fullest potential. Together, we talked about the role of sacredness, rituals and meditation to stay grounded, regulate and increase your emotional bandwidth. 


I would really appreciate you writing a review on iTunes to help other listeners find the podcast! This episode was graciously supported by Athleta® in their efforts to ignite a community of strong women who empower each other. As you leave a review on iTunes, you automatically enter a giveaway to win a 75$ gift card to treat yourself to my favorite yoga brand!!!! That's really worth it! So take 30 seconds to help me dress you ;)


If you don't know how to leave a review, click here!

ABOUT OUR GUEST : 


Emily Leahy, owner of Return to Sacred, is a certified healer, teacher, guide in an authentic mystery school. She is passionate about individual empowerment for collective impact.


Emily supports leaders who want to create change in the world by navigating their own healing journey. She specializes in grounding techniques and tools to shift out of hustle mentality; doing less and holding more to live your worth.


In addition, Emily leads monthly events for empaths in San Francisco to master boundaries and energetic sensitivities.


Find out more about Emily and her work : 


Her website : www.returntosacred.com 


How people can connect:

IG: @returntosacred

FB: www.facebook.com/returntosacred



QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED on this episode:


How would you describe what you do? (1:23)

How did you get into it? (2:44)

What are people looking for when they come to you? (3:48)

Your website and your handle is Return to Sacred. What sacred means to you ? What is sacred to you? (6:20)

Do you encourage people to find what is sacred to them? (8:08)

Is that where meditation comes in? Is meditation a tool to get to know yourself? (10:44)

Can you give an example? What does this type of meditation look like? (11:56)

How does meditation or other tools to get grounded can help you? (14:41)

Once you have a meditation practice, what are the next steps? (18:55)

Do you give guidelines when you suggest journaling as a tool? (20:25)

As someone of service, how do you take care of yourself? (26:36)

How important is it to learn to soothe ourselves when we get overwhelmed? (29:47)




REFERENCES


Mystery School



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The 4 Pillars of Yoga The 4 Pillars of Yoga Tue, 03 Apr 2018 18:21:31 GMT 45:56 5ac3c62b19f31db375703e82 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227/the-4-pillars-of-yoga with Nikki Estrada full 4 For our 4th episode I had the pleasure to sit down with Nikki Estrada. Nikki Estrada has been a prominent fixture in the yoga scene for more than twenty years, lecturing and leading workshops, teacher trainings and immersions nationwide. 


Here are some of the questions she answered during this episode.


  • Why do people do yoga/go to class in your opinion?
  • What are the 4 pillars to a complete yoga practice? 
  • Why is there so much attention on asana practice compared to the other aspect?
  • Do you think it takes more time to feel the impact of a pranayama practice than an asana practice?
  • Do you think that (fear/lack of knowledge/lack of teachings in public settings) might also be an obstacle to make pranayama more widely used?
  • What’s the first pranayama you teach? 
  • What's missing in your practice when you don't meditate? 
  • How can meditation affect your life? 
  • How can people start a meditation practice? 
  • Do you talk about diet in your classes? Is that in our scope of practice?
  • How does diet can support your practice?  
  • What the end result of using the 4 pillars together? 
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For our 4th episode I had the pleasure to sit down with Nikki Estrada. Nikki Estrada has been a prominent fixture in the yoga scene for more than twenty years, lecturing and leading workshops, teacher trainings and immersions nationwide. 


Here are some of the questions she answered during this episode.


  • Why do people do yoga/go to class in your opinion?
  • What are the 4 pillars to a complete yoga practice? 
  • Why is there so much attention on asana practice compared to the other aspect?
  • Do you think it takes more time to feel the impact of a pranayama practice than an asana practice?
  • Do you think that (fear/lack of knowledge/lack of teachings in public settings) might also be an obstacle to make pranayama more widely used?
  • What’s the first pranayama you teach? 
  • What's missing in your practice when you don't meditate? 
  • How can meditation affect your life? 
  • How can people start a meditation practice? 
  • Do you talk about diet in your classes? Is that in our scope of practice?
  • How does diet can support your practice?  
  • What the end result of using the 4 pillars together? 
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<![CDATA[What's Up With Crystal Singing Bowls?]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:42:07 GMT 49:19 5aa858c4a0cbef5a2ebe6499 no https://shows.pippa.io/5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227/whats-up-with-crystal-singing-bowls with Adriana Cerundolo full 3 For our third episode, I had the pleasure to sit with Adriana Cerundolo to chat about Crystal Singing Bowls. The first time I went to Adriana's healing Crystal Bowl Sessions, I knew there was something really special about her. She combines the signing bowls with percussion and she sings. The results is beautifully unique, truly powerful and absolutely transformative. 

I would really appreciate if you left a review on iTunes to help other listeners find the podcast! Click here if you don't know how! As you leave a review on iTunes, you automatically enter a giveaway to win this amazing Yoga Lotus Blanket! ------->

 


ABOUT OUR GUEST : 


Though her own healing journey, Adriana found that sound, breath, and movement are the most direct vehicles for engaging the self and altering our experience. Following her passion for music, she earned her certificate in sound healing in 2010 from the Globe Institute, and uses her understanding of vibration as the platform for her work.


Most recently, Adriana discovered Kundalini Yoga as a powerful technology for tuning our sensory system and growing awareness. She has since completed her 200hr teacher training through the Kundalini Research Institute.


As a 7Directions dance ceremony facilitator, Adriana also guides participants in harvesting body wisdom through the medicine of movement. 


QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED on this episode:


How would you describe what you do? (2:30)

Why did you choose crystal bowls rather than a Tibetan bowl? (5:25)

How did you get into it? (9:23)

How much of what you do is about performance vs healing? (11:19)

Using energy to direct the sounds, do you consider yourself particularly sensitive? (13:38)

Do you find it to be a meditative practice for you? (15:02)

Do you have a ritual before using the bowls? (16:41)

How does it work? What makes it healing? Why do it? (18:33)

What can people expect as far of healing? (32:02)

Do you think of sounds in a healthy/non-healthy parallel? (34:30)

How is it different to receive and playing? (38:30)

If you want to get your first crystal bowl, where do you start? How do you choose one? (43:02)



REFERENCE 


Come and attend her Crystal Bowls Healing Session on April 7th! Reserve your spot here!


Adriana made a reference to a lecture she attended. It was given by : Jac O’Keefe and was called Trust and the Spiritual Path. Check the whole program here.


7Directions : Sacred and Ceremonial Dance Women's Circle


Want to know more about our guest, connect or work with her? Check these links!


Her website : dreaminsound.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/dreaminsound/

IG: @dreaminsound

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For our third episode, I had the pleasure to sit with Adriana Cerundolo to chat about Crystal Singing Bowls. The first time I went to Adriana's healing Crystal Bowl Sessions, I knew there was something really special about her. She combines the signing bowls with percussion and she sings. The results is beautifully unique, truly powerful and absolutely transformative. 

I would really appreciate if you left a review on iTunes to help other listeners find the podcast! Click here if you don't know how! As you leave a review on iTunes, you automatically enter a giveaway to win this amazing Yoga Lotus Blanket! ------->

 


ABOUT OUR GUEST : 


Though her own healing journey, Adriana found that sound, breath, and movement are the most direct vehicles for engaging the self and altering our experience. Following her passion for music, she earned her certificate in sound healing in 2010 from the Globe Institute, and uses her understanding of vibration as the platform for her work.


Most recently, Adriana discovered Kundalini Yoga as a powerful technology for tuning our sensory system and growing awareness. She has since completed her 200hr teacher training through the Kundalini Research Institute.


As a 7Directions dance ceremony facilitator, Adriana also guides participants in harvesting body wisdom through the medicine of movement. 


QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED on this episode:


How would you describe what you do? (2:30)

Why did you choose crystal bowls rather than a Tibetan bowl? (5:25)

How did you get into it? (9:23)

How much of what you do is about performance vs healing? (11:19)

Using energy to direct the sounds, do you consider yourself particularly sensitive? (13:38)

Do you find it to be a meditative practice for you? (15:02)

Do you have a ritual before using the bowls? (16:41)

How does it work? What makes it healing? Why do it? (18:33)

What can people expect as far of healing? (32:02)

Do you think of sounds in a healthy/non-healthy parallel? (34:30)

How is it different to receive and playing? (38:30)

If you want to get your first crystal bowl, where do you start? How do you choose one? (43:02)



REFERENCE 


Come and attend her Crystal Bowls Healing Session on April 7th! Reserve your spot here!


Adriana made a reference to a lecture she attended. It was given by : Jac O’Keefe and was called Trust and the Spiritual Path. Check the whole program here.


7Directions : Sacred and Ceremonial Dance Women's Circle


Want to know more about our guest, connect or work with her? Check these links!


Her website : dreaminsound.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/dreaminsound/

IG: @dreaminsound

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What is your intuition telling you? What is your intuition telling you? Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:49:24 GMT 32:02 5a80b1d147663caf5d68debf no https://shows.pippa.io/5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227/what-is-your-intuition-telling-you With Hillary Skibell full 2 For our second episode, I had the chance to meet with Hillary Skibell to chat about Intuition. Hillary is a well-loved Yoga Teacher and Transformational Coach. She studied at the Academy of Intuition Medicine and is known for her inspiring and soulful teaching that connects students to the deeper pulse and flow of life.


QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED on this episode:


How would you define what is intuition? 

What's the difference between Intuition, gut feeling and instinct? 

How do we learn to listen to our intuition?

If we want to cultivate your intuition, where do we start? 

Does having a positive mindset help you tap in your intuition? 

Can we trust our intuition all the time? 

What do you say to someone that thinks intuition is just a lucky guess? 

How do I learn to trust my intuition more?

How much weight do you give to other people's opinions? 

Any other suggestions of what we can do? 

Why do all that?

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For our second episode, I had the chance to meet with Hillary Skibell to chat about Intuition. Hillary is a well-loved Yoga Teacher and Transformational Coach. She studied at the Academy of Intuition Medicine and is known for her inspiring and soulful teaching that connects students to the deeper pulse and flow of life.


QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED on this episode:


How would you define what is intuition? 

What's the difference between Intuition, gut feeling and instinct? 

How do we learn to listen to our intuition?

If we want to cultivate your intuition, where do we start? 

Does having a positive mindset help you tap in your intuition? 

Can we trust our intuition all the time? 

What do you say to someone that thinks intuition is just a lucky guess? 

How do I learn to trust my intuition more?

How much weight do you give to other people's opinions? 

Any other suggestions of what we can do? 

Why do all that?

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When you say yoga... When you say yoga... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:38:41 GMT 37:53 f28c3abb9e8d38082b0c640ede53813e no https://shows.pippa.io/5a5fdec3a4d96aa520f89227/5a5fdec89a1e3e9e12c46bb4