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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 : How people can connect:IG: @returntosacredFB: 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)REFERENCESMystery School
The 4 Pillars of Yoga

The 4 Pillars of Yoga


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? 
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 CircleWant to know more about our guest, connect or work with her? Check these links!Her website : dreaminsound.comFB: @dreaminsound
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?
When you say yoga...

When you say yoga...


For our first episode, I'm meeting with 3 other newer teachers to talk about Yoga.  What it means to them, how it's defined in literature and how it's seen by their students.
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