Mindful Strength Podcast

Kathryn Bruni-Young

The Mindful Strength Podcast is dedicated to sharing knowledge and exploring the ever evolving narrative that is yoga, movement and health. The Mindful Strength methodology, created by host Kathryn Bruni-Young, blends mindfulness, strength training, yoga, movement and mobility, informing a well-rounded, embodied practice. Join us in conversation with our unique and inspiring guests.

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If you are a yoga teacher looking for an incredible online platform to host your membership, classes, workshops and appointments check out Offering Tree. Click here to learn how Offering Tree can help you get your offerings online quickly.  - To learn more about the Mindful Strength Membership and put this information into practice click here to begin your 14-day free trial. - Kathryn welcomes one of her first students and movement teacher peer Chris Nguyen on the podcast. Together they chat about their parallel stories of discovering strength and mobility training, and how that has evolved their work in many remarkable ways. Chris also shares touching details about how movement training has helped him build his confidence and move through a sense of shyness around his body and what he can do. This interview is the first of many personal narratives that we will be sharing. - Chris is a yoga, Pilates and movement teacher and teacher trainer. To learn more about Chris' work click here.

2 ago.

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We are celebrating the 4th birthday of the Mindful Strength Membership with a Buy One Gift One Annual Membership sale. Until July 14th when you sign up for our Annual Membership you can gift one to a friend for FREE. Click here to start now. --- This episode of the Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. Offering Tree provides teachers, trainers, and studios with the tools they need to get their offerings online with confidence and ease. Click here or visit offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength to book a free demo or learn more. --- Erin Godfrey is a movement educator and founder of BEING IN BODY. She began her career as a ballet dancer, studying with the National Ballet School of Canada, followed by studies in Anatomy and Kinesiology. Additional studies include Meditation, Pilates, Personal Training, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Developmental Movement, Wellness Coaching, Anatomy Trains, Contact Improvisation and Axis Syllabus. Erin has owned several studios in Toronto, Canada, and has been teaching movement and healthful living practices for over 20 years. An international teacher, she has been faculty on a number of teacher training programs and teaches workshops throughout Canada and the US. Erin continues her research and investigation as a movement practitioner, educator and new mother.

12 jul.

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We are celebrating the 4th birthday of the Mindful Strength Membership with a Buy One Gift One Annual Membership sale. Until July 14th when you sign up for our Annual Membership you can gift one to a friend for FREE. Click here to start now. --- This episode of the Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. Offering Tree provides teachers, trainers, and studios with the tools they need to get their offerings online with confidence and ease. Click here or visit offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength to book a free demo or learn more. --- As a professional educator, David Wilson brings a life-long interest in how people learn both to his teaching and his practice of movement. He believes that movement is a birthright and that by combining curiosity, playfulness and compassionate self-awareness, anyone can practice movement in ways that will interest them, support them and evolve with them as their lives and bodies change. He is deeply interested in how people might use creativity, critical thinking and the spirit of inquiry as tools of movement, especially as they age.  To follow David on Instagram click here.

5 jul.

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Kathryn, Kyle and Chris talk about their newest project, the All-Access Membership and answer questions on a wide range of topics. This is a fun 3-way conversation in celebration of our 4th birthday. -- To learn more about the All-Access Membership click here, this offer ends July 31st. -- This podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. If you are looking for one affordable platform to host your website, classes, emails, appointments and everything else on visit offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength and book a free demo.

26 jun.

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The Mindful Strength All Access Membership launches next week along with Pull-Up Club registration. To be in the know click here and add your name to our email list. ___ This episode of the Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. We love Offering Tree because they provide an all-in-one service for teachers and studios wanting to get their classes and offerings online fast.  Click here or go to offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength to schedule a demo and get our special discount. ___ Lizette Pompa is a Yoga Teacher and Fitness Coach.  She's been teaching since 2010. In 2019 she launched her app to share her love for both strength training and yoga.  Her goal is to empower women to build stronger bodies through weights, yoga, and movement. With her strength programs, she wants to create a space where women feel comfortable to start lifting weights, do yoga and be themselves.   To learn more about Lizette click here.  

9 jun.

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If you are interested in taking your teaching online check out offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength (click here). Offering Tree's platform includes everything you need from a website to an online store, appointments, membership, and courses. All for under $20 a month. - Interested in the content we are covering on this podcast? Join the Mindful Strength Membership and get your first 2-weeks for FREE. Practice with us live or check out our library of unique classes. Click here to start your 14-day FREE trial.

18 may.

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The Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. To take your classes, courses, website, and appointments online all in one place visit offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength  *** About Christopher Bourke: Christopher is a movement instructor, mental health professional, and Mindful Strength admin coordinator.  He has worked in the field of mental health and addictions for over a decade and roots his teaching in that experience – placing a strong emphasis on practices that respect, support, and encourage an individual’s innate resilience. Christopher teaches with the hope of helping people rebuild a connection to their bodies, expand their range of (e)motion, and enhance their capacity to handle tough life events. He’s passionate about building spaces that promote a sense of courage, safety and, self-compassion. To take a class with Christopher click here. To learn more about Christopher click here. *** If you are loving these conversations and you want to put everything we are learning here into practice get started with the Mindful Strength Membership. To being your 14-day FREE trial click here.

10 may.

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This is the question we get more than ever, how much weight should I be starting with? There is no one right answer for everyone, but Kathryn and Kyle definitely have advice on how you can approach your strength training. Most people either start too heavy and get discouraged, or start really light and never progress. This is your chance to hear how both Kathryn and Kyle approach this common question. To start your 14-day free trial of the Mindful Strength Membership and practice online with Kathryn and Kyle click here.

5 may.

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The Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. To take your classes, courses, website, and appointments online all in one place visit offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength  *** Catherine Cowey has a range both professional and personal experience working with folks who are on the hypermobility spectrum. Her thirst for knowledge and fascination with the wonder of the human body led her to post-graduate work in Kinesiology at San Francisco State University while still working as a personal trainer and assisting in physical therapy clinics. Her practice has continued to evolve over the last 20 years by studying the latest research while also attending multiple continuing education courses in a breadth of modalities such as FMS I and II, PRI (Myokinematics, Respiration), massage therapy, FRC, FR, and several pain education seminars. To learn more about Catherine click here. *** If you are loving these conversations and you want to put everything we are learning here into practice get started with the Mindful Strength Membership. To being your 14-day FREE trial click here.

24 abr.

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Kathryn and Kyle talk about what makes the single-leg squat so challenging, and what you can work on starting now. From ankle range of motion to basic alignment and loading patterns this mini podcast will help you assess what your body needs. To start your 14-day free trial of the Mindful Strength Membership and practice online with Kathryn and Kyle click here.

21 abr.

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This podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. Offering Tree helps teachers and trainers get their classes, courses, and services online fast. To learn more about this awesome company click here offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength --- Laura Khoudari is a trauma practitioner, certified personal trainer, and corrective exercise specialist. Widely recognized within the trauma and fitness communities, her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, UpWorthy, Outside Online, Medium, Tonic, and Girls Gone Strong. To learn more about Laura or order the book click here. --- Kathryn and Laura talk about using strength training to support people who are healing from trauma. Laura shares her personal story, and why she didn't always love going to the gym. They talk about back pain, deadlifts, and progressively building your capacity to be able to lift the heavy things life throws your way.

18 abr.

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In this episode Kathryn shares more about why she got into strength training and gymnastics and how handstand training has helped her through recent stressful events. Handstand Club Early Bird Pricing has been extended, and Kathryn is Day 1 for FREE on April 14th. To sign up for this FREE session (which includes a manual chapter) click the link below... Yes, sign me up for Day 1 for FREE and send me the manual chapter.    

7 abr.

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This episode of the Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. Offering Tree provides a platform for teachers and trainers who want to get their classes and services online quickly and easily. Kathryn is currently using Offering Tree to host her 300-hour online training. To learn more or schedule a free demo Click Here - Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga. She’s a ruckus maker, yoga teacher, social justice advocate, and a lifelong student of her body. Amber trains yoga teachers and studio owners how to create accessible and equitable spaces for wellness and liberation. She also coaches with human beings who want to build unshakable confidence and learn to live without shame or apology in the bodies they have today. She’s the co-creator of Yoga for All Training, an Accessible Yoga trainer, and a sought-after expert on the topics of accessibility, authentic marketing, culture-shifting, and community-building.  - To learn more about the Mindful Strength Membership and putting all these tools into practice click here to start your 14-day FREE trial.

3 abr.

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Kathryn and Kyle talk about how to approach strength programming. Kyle has been writing formal weightlifting programs for athletes for the last decade, he shares his experience and relates it back to bodyweight training. Creating a program is about more than just linking hard exercises together. A good program blends push with pull, strength with skill without exhausting the practitioner. These ideas can be used not only for gym training but for home strength practices and yoga class sequencing as well. Kathryn and Kyle share their process with programming the Handstand Club and what they have learned along the way. Want to join Handstand Club? Click here!   

31 mar.

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This podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. Offering Tree provides a platform for teachers and trainers to get their classes and services online easily and efficiently. Click here to learn more or schedule a free demo offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength - Neil Pearson is a physiotherapist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. He is an experienced yoga teacher, a yoga therapist, and creator of the Pain Care Yoga training programs for health professionals and yoga therapists. Neil is founding chair of the Physiotherapy Pain Science Division in Canada, recipient of the Canadian Pain Society’s Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education award, faculty in yoga therapist training programs, and an author. Neil develops innovative resources, collaborates in research, and serves as a mentor for health professionals and yoga practitioners seeking to enhance their therapeutic expertise. He is co-editor of ‘Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain,’ available Aug 2019.   - Neil is our resident pain teacher for our 300-hour YTT beginning April 10th, 2021, click here to apply to learn more about Strength, Science and Inclusion. - To start your 14-day FREE trial and explore all the classes and resources in the Mindful Strength Membership click here.  

27 mar.

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In this episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about how to set yourself up for consistent home practice.  To start your 14-day free trial and practice with Kathryn and Kyle click here.  

24 mar.

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This episode of the Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. Offering Tree provides an online platform for teachers and trainers to get their classes, courses, and websites online quickly and efficiently. To learn more or schedule a demo visit offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength (or click here). - To learn more about Madeleine's work click here. Madeleine has a degree in biomedical engineering and is a doctor of chiropractic. Madeleine has been studying Axis Syllabus since 2009, and has trained at the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, the Toronto Dance Community Love-In and with the Limón Dance Company in New York City.  - To learn more about the Mindful Strength Membership click here, start your 14-day free trial and practice with Kathryn and Kyle from home.

20 mar.

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In this episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about handstands and what they have learned over the years working with gymnastics coaches. Kathryn has loved handstands since she was a kid, but it wasn't until her early twenties training with gymnasts that she really learned what was required to master this nearly impossible movement. Kathryn puts this to good use in Handstand Club which begins again on April 21st, click here to sign up or learn more.  

17 mar.

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This episode of the Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. Offering Tree provides an online platform for teachers and trainers to get their classes, courses and websites online quickly and efficiently. To learn more or schedule a demo visit offeringtree.com/mindfulstrength (or click here). - Jennifer Snowdon has been practicing yoga since 2003 and teaching for the last seven years. She has also studied ELDOA, Movement For Trauma with Jane Clapp, and is a Buteyko Breathing Educator. Jennifer now lives in New Brunswick Canada and teaches Buteyko and Science of Breath webinars online.  Jennifer is also the breathing teacher for Kathryn and Carly's 300 hour online teacher training beginning in April. To learn more about Jennifer click here

12 mar.

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In this episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about lunges, and why lunges are a key part of any strength training program. Kyle shares stories from his athletic training days, and the pair talk about why lunges can be so much harder than other movements like squats. To practice with Kathryn and Kyle in their online studio membership click here. Sliding scale prices are available and your first two weeks are always free so you can check it out before you commit. Live and recorded weekly classes.  

3 mar.

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Alex Haley is a meditation teacher and former legal and business manager for small and large companies. He also was a co-manager of a donation-based yoga studio and is one of the co-founders of the public benefit corporation OfferingTree, which provides an all-in-one platform for wellness professionals to build a website, manage schedules and registrations, accept payments and coordinate email communication. To learn more about our sponsor Offering Tree click here. - To start your 14-day free trial and practice with Kathryn, Kyle and the Mindful Strength online community click here.  

27 feb.

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In this episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk updates to the podcast and Membership. Catch these weekly Bonus episodes on Wednesday only on the podcast apps. To practice with Kathryn and Kyle in their online studio membership click here. Sliding scale prices are available and your first two weeks are always free so you can check it out before you commit. Live and recorded weekly classes.  

24 feb.

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Trina Altman, B.A., NCPT, received her training through STOTT PILATES® and is an E-RYT 500, YACEP®. She’s the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science.  Trina has presented at Kripalu, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference and Momentum Fest, among others.  Her work has been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Pilates Style magazine and her classes have been featured on Yoga International and Yoga Anytime. She also consulted for Equinox to help develop their signature program Best Stretch Ever, which utilizes the mobility stick to improve functional range of motion, body awareness, and total body strength and has presented an online training for Yoga International entitled Yoga Deconstructed®: Creative Sequencing with Somatics.  Her book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Movement Science Principles For Teaching is available everywhere books are sold. For more information on Trina and her online classes and courses, visit trinaaltman.com.  Follow her on Instagram at: @trinaaltman & on Facebook at: Trina Altman Yoga and Pilates. To learn more about our sponsor Offering Tree and get your teaching online efficiently click here to book a demo or get started. To practice with Kathryn join the Mindful Strength Membership. Start your 7-day free trial and get access to weekly live and recorded classes, plus guest teachers. Click here to join our international practice community. 

19 feb.

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In this episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about push-ups and what you need to know to build stronger pushing. Catch these weekly Bonus episodes on Wednesday only on the podcast apps. To practice with Kathryn and Kyle in their online studio membership click here. Sliding scale prices are available and your first week is always free so you can check it out before you commit. Live and recorded weekly classes.  

17 feb.

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Joelle Hann is an award-winning writer with a history of developing high-level book projects for major American publishers. Subject areas include wellness and transformation, women’s health, leadership and spirituality, as well as conscious business, personal finance and memoir. She has worked with top CEOs and humanitarian activists, coaches and thought-leaders, spiritual teachers, scholars, entrepreneurs, and many others. She founded Brooklyn Book Doctor to help more people write transformational books that change the world. To learn more about Joelle's work click here. ____ To try our free course Mindful Strength Foundations click here. ____ To learn more about our sponsor Offering Tree click here. Offering Tree provides health and wellness practitioners with the online tools they need to spend more time on what they teach and less time worrying about tech.   

11 feb.

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In this episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about pull-ups and what you need to know to build stronger pulling. Catch these weekly Bonus episodes on Wednesday only on the podcast apps. To practice with Kathryn and Kyle in their online studio membership click here. Sliding scale prices are available and your first week is always free so you can check it out before you commit. Live and recorded weekly classes.    

10 feb.

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In this episode Kathryn and Kyle talk about why they LOVE deadlifts. To get started with Mindful Strength Foundations our FREE course click here.     

2 feb.

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Laura Sygrove is the co-founder and executive director of New Leaf Foundation, a Toronto-based organization that supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of youth in underserved communities through mindfulness-based programs. She has more than 13 years of experience developing & leading program/training curriculum, learning about the impacts of trauma on individuals and communities, and cultivating programming partnerships with schools, community organizations, and youth justice settings. For 10+ years, Laura facilitated frontline programming with youth who were incarcerated, and over the past two years has been building her therapeutic skills through counseling work with children, youth and families. Laura holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. She credits mindfulness, yoga and other forms of movement, like dance, as playing a major role in her own process of working through the impacts of chronic and traumatic stress. To learn more about New Leaf click here.   To learn more about the Mindful Strength Membership click here.

22 ene.

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In this episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about the importance of the freebie. Ten minutes of marketing tips begin now! To get started with Mindful Strength Foundations our FREE course click here.  Or you can start your FREE 7-day trial and practice along with our live and recorded classes, all in one place. Click here to start.  

20 ene.

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This week our 10-minute Bonus episode is on the main features we look for when we are shopping for cameras.  - To practice with Kathryn and Kyle in their online Membership click here. Strength training made mindful and accessible with live and on-demand classes.   To Join Kathryn's Handstand Club beginning Feb 10th click here. 

13 ene.

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Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT has over 24 years of experience in both Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health. Her passion is to return women to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy and equip pros to do the same. This passion led her to pioneer an integrative approach to promote women’s health in and through fitness. A published author, Julie is a sought-after speaker to share her evidence-based, integrative approach internationally at clinics, academic institutions, conferences, and professional organizations and remotely through lectures and online coursework. Julie maintains a clinical practice in Los Angeles. She promotes innovative solutions and educated hope for women through her blog, videos, social media, live and online courses.  When not trying to change the world one pelvic floor at a time, Julie is happy to focus on her first passions: being mom to the Z’s (Zoe and Zack), and wife to David. To learn more about Julie's work click here. - To learn more about the Mindful Strength Membership click here

11 ene.

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This week our 10-minute Bonus episode is on sequencing and programming. To request a topic for the Wednesday Bonus email support@mindfulstrength.ca - To practice with Kathryn and Kyle in their online Membership click here. Strength training made mindful and accessible with live and on-demand classes.   To Join Kathryn's Handstand Club beginning Feb 10th click here. 

6 ene.

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Welcome to our end of the year episode!  - To read through the transcript and see who said what visit https://mindfulstrength.ca/mindful-strength-podcast/ - To get more info about Kathryn's 300-hour training and apply for Early Bird Pricing before Jan 1st click here. - To practice along with Kathryn and Kyle in the Mindful Strength, Membership click here.

2 ene.

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Welcome to our end of the year episode!  - To read through the transcript and see who said what visit https://mindfulstrength.ca/mindful-strength-podcast/ - To get more info about Kathryn's 300-hour training and apply for Early Bird Pricing before Jan 1st click here. - To practice along with Kathryn and Kyle in the Mindful Strength Membership click here.    

dic. de 2020

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James Crader's work is about helping people access their personal power as they connect more deeply with their Self and Others. He's a Resiliency Expert focusing on movement and mindset coaching. He's a creative and artist who expresses his connection to / and perceptions of human-ness through writing and media content. You can find out more about James through his website. www.JamesCrader.com Follow him on IG @James_Crader.  - Kathryn and Carly | 300-Hour Online Teacher Training: Click Here The Mindful Strength Membership | Click Here Experience 4 FREE Online Membership Classes: Click Here 

dic. de 2020

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This 10-minute podcast is the first in a new series that Kathryn and Kyle are doing on the basic principles of strength training. Today's topic is reps and sets, and how learning more about reps and sets can influence strength training in the gym as well as on your mat. Join us on Wednesday's for these quick episodes, if you have a topic request email support@mindfulstrength.ca. - To practice with Kathryn and Kyle in their online Membership click here. Strength training made mindful and accessible with live and on-demand classes.

dic. de 2020

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Rochelle creates spaces for embodied movement; through education of primary principles of movement, she offers a unique blend of Yoga and movement that empower students to explore movement as a practice of self-discovering and joy. Through playful inquiry, practitioners are given the space to explore what is possible in their body and build the capacity to move more efficiently.  Certificates Include Yoga Fundamentals from Octopus Garden (2013), Modo Yoga (2015), Yin (2015), Trauma Informed Yoga from New Leaf Yoga (2015), and Embodied Arts Training from Spirit Loft (2019). Kathryn and Carly | 300-Hour Online Teacher Training: Click Here The Mindful Strength Membership | Click Here Experience 4 FREE Online Membership Classes: Click Here 

dic. de 2020

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Neil Pearson is a physiotherapist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. He is an experienced yoga teacher, a yoga therapist, and creator of the Pain Care Yoga training programs for health professionals and yoga therapists. Neil is founding chair of the Physiotherapy Pain Science Division in Canada, recipient of the Canadian Pain Society’s Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education award, faculty in yoga therapist training programs, and an author. Neil develops innovative resources, collaborates in research, and serves as a mentor for health professionals and yoga practitioners seeking to enhance their therapeutic expertise. He is co-editor of ‘Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain,’ available Aug 2019.   - Neil's Pain Care U Online course + COUPON CODE pcakby108 for 25% off Click Here Kathryn and Carly | 300-Hour Online Teacher Training: Click Here The Mindful Strength Membership | 7-Day Free Trial: Click Here Experience 4 FREE Online Membership Classes: Click Here 

dic. de 2020

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Diane has been at the forefront of the yoga scene in Canada, she was the first Ashtanga teacher in Canada, founder of the Downward Dog Yoga Studio, and creator of 65 episodes of Breathing Space Yoga After decades of ‘traditional’ yoga, Diane became disillusioned, her own injuries and the injuries she was witnessing in her community were disheartening. In 2012 after a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis Diane sold her shares at Downward Dog, freeing herself from teaching traditional yoga classes gave her time to heal, study, experiment, and re-evaluate the true meaning of yoga for her personally. - To contact Diane email: diane@dianebruni.com Click to take Diane's class in the Mindful Strength Membership To learn more about Diane click here. To learn more about Chris Bourke click here. To learn more about Mindful Strength and the 300-hour training click here.

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nov. de 2020

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jamilah malika abu-bakare makes anti-oppression accessible to mindfulness practitioners by connecting the two as practices. her skill relating anti-oppression as a practice akin to our mindful movement practice is rooted in her work as co-visionary of the (now defunct) Positive Space Initiatives at Kula Annex dating back to 2010. she is currently the anti-oppression facilitator for New Leaf Foundation, Mindful Strength, and Mindfulness Without Borders and has taught upon request from Toronto to Terrace and as far as Rhode Island. she is a proud member of the Brown Girls Yoga collective based in Toronto and in addition to teaching trauma-informed, mindfulness-based yoga, she is a writer and an artist (SAIC MFA ‘19.) To learn more about jamilah click here. To learn more about Mindful Strength and the 300-hour training click here.

nov. de 2020

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Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. is a historian of contemporary American politics and culture and is currently writing a book on American fitness culture, FIT NATION: How America Embraced Exercise As The Government Abandoned It (under contract with University of Chicago Press). She is the author of Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture (Oxford 2015), co-host of Past Present Podcast, a frequent media guest expert, speaker at universities and conferences, and contributor to international and domestic news outlets from the BBC to the New York Times to the Atlantic. Natalia is Associate Professor of History at The New School, a co-founder of wellness education program Healthclass 2.0 and a Premiere Leader of intenSati. She is a co-producer and the host of WELCOME TO YOUR FANTASY, a forthcoming podcast from Pineapple Street Studios. She holds a B.A. from Columbia and a master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford and is based in New York City. Click here to learn more about Natalia Click here to learn more about Mindful Strength

nov. de 2020

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Kevin O’Connor is a multidisciplinary artist working as a choreographer, dancer, improviser, circus artist, and installation artist from Ontario, Canada and now based in the Bay area. He is involved in a decade-long artistic collective exploring participatory de-colonizing performances within polluted watersheds in Ontario. Over the last few years, he has worked with NAKA dance in Oakland, Shakiri, and Skywatchers in the Bay Area, Oncogrrrls feminist art collective in Spain, and collaborated with Inuit hunter and designer Paulette Metuq on a project in Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic. He has been learning with the Axis Syllabus community for over a decade and is a biodynamic CranioSacral practitioner. He completed an MFA in choreography and is currently finishing a Ph.D. in performance studies at UC Davis. He is working at the intersection of arts, sciences, practice-as-research, and improvisation theory and practice. His research examines anatomies, body performance capacities, interventions, and imaginations in relation to science studies, including the material-bio-cultural tissue called fascia. To learn more about Kathryn and Carly's 300-hour training click here.

nov. de 2020

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Carly Stong is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT®500) as well as the Educational Director of and Lead Instructor at Yoga Teacher Training Kingston. Having completed her post-secondary degrees in Kinesiology and Health Studies as well as Education, Carly offers a contemporary movement education informed by science as well as experience that is built on the pillars of accessibility and empowerment and rooted in social activism. As a passionate advocate for body positivity, Carly teaches about anti-oppression for yoga studios and movement instructors. Her approach to inclusion is modern and informed by a fully embodied and integrated experience. While teaching classes online or facilitating teacher trainings, her trauma-sensitive approach reframes accessibility as the default and not the exception. When she is not at home in Kingston, Ontario with her husband and young daughters, Carly fosters community and connection all over the world through her blog, workshops, classes, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings.

oct. de 2020

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Dr. Rima Thapar MD is a graduate of Windsor University School of Medicine and School of Etheric Healing who delicately weaves the threads of science, spirituality, and yoga. During her medical studies, she became fascinated with the art of medicine and began to explore the sciences with the lens of a spiritual mind. Practicing yoga and meditation from a young age, she decided to merge her spiritual teachings with her medical knowledge to bring forth a new perspective to healing the body as an integrative health practitioner. Taking her medical experience into her yoga and movement training programs with Colin Matthews of Kula Yoga Studios, Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour, Kathryn Bruni-Young of Mindful Strength, and Shante Colfield of Movement Maestro, Rima brings information, creativity, and curiosity to her yoga practice on and off the mat. Merging teachings from allopathic medicine, energy medicine, medical intuition, and yoga, Dr. Thapar empowers her clients and yoga students to be the CEO of their own health. Her favorite yoga pose is Ustrasana (Camel Pose) as it keeps her heart open to all possibilities in life. - To learn more about the 30-day Practice visit:   https://mindfulstrength.ca/30-days/

oct. de 2020

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Laura Baehr is a rehabilitation scientist, movement artist, and teacher who melds her interdisciplinary trainings in order to inspire strength, confidence, and quality of life through body awareness. She earned her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University and her undergraduate training includes a dual degree in dance and neuroscience from Muhlenberg College. Laura is currently pursuing her Ph.D. examining the biopsychosocial contributions to the development of chronic pain following neurological injury. She hopes to contribute to the field of rehabilitation sciences through her clinical and research background in order to shift healthcare and community perspectives on the importance of healthful movement in the management of pain and wellness. In addition to her scientific interests, Laura is a professional dance artist, movement teacher, and Pilates instructor in Philadelphia.

oct. de 2020

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An Indian yoga practitioner in the Shankaracharya tradition, Susanna Barkataki is the founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute and runs Ignite Be Well 200/500 Yoga Training programs. She is an E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She is the author of the forthcoming book Honor Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. With an Honors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, Barkataki is a diversity, accessibility, inclusivity, and equity (DAIE) yoga unity educator who created the ground-breaking Honor {Don’t Appropriate} Yoga Summit with more than 10,000 participants. Learn lead to practice and teach to honor yoga’s roots: www.namastemasterclass.com Website: www.susannabarkataki.com  To sign up for the 30-day practice progression click here. To become a Mindful Strength Member click here.  

oct. de 2020

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Matthew Remski is the author of eight books, the most recent being Practice and All is Coming, Cult Dynamics, and Healing in Yoga and Beyond. He has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1996, learning from teachers from the Tibetan Buddhist, Kripalu, Ashtanga, and Iyengar streams. Along the way, he has trained as a yoga therapist and an Ayurvedic consultant and maintained a private practice in Toronto from 2007 to 2015. Matthew currently facilitates programming for yoga trainings internationally, focusing on yoga philosophy, culture, and the social psychology of healthy communities. In all subject areas, he encourages students to explore how yoga practice can resist the psychic and material dominance of neoliberalism and the quickening pace of environmental destruction.  - Conspirituality Podcast: https://conspirituality.net/ To get more information about Mindful Strength and the upcoming 30-day practice progression click here

sep. de 2020

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Dr. Scotty Butcher is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Saskatchewan and co-founder of Strength Rebels. He holds a BSc PT and MSc Kin from the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta. He is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP), is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer (CF-L1), and is formerly certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS); the latter of which he has formally relinquished. Most recently, Scotty has been certified as a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, incorporates mindfulness into his research, and has a daily personal practice. Scotty teaches exercise physiology, prescription, and rehabilitation to physical therapy students and has published several peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters related to exercise testing and prescription. Currently training as a powerlifter, he has a passion for strength training and translates this to promoting quality exercise training and rehabilitation practices for clinicians and students. His focus in research, teaching, and clinical work is on the hybrid rehabilitation/strength training approach and shares his views through blogging and vlogging. To take Scotty's research survey click here. To learn more about Mindful Strength click here To learn more about the Mindful Strength Membership click here

sep. de 2020

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Sheela Zelmer is a pelvic physiotherapist and instructor for the post-grad pelvic physiotherapy program. She is also a women's health coach and founder of the Below Your Belt Method for women who want to have better bladder control and great sex life. To learn more about Sheela click here To learn more about the Mindful Strength Membership click here

ago. de 2020

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Melanie Camellia (née Williams), E-RYT 200 & YACEP, is a fat, queer, non-binary yoga teacher and accessibility advocate in Washington, DC, called to create profoundly inclusive spaces for self-inquiry and the inward journey by integrating spiritual teachings and accessible, trauma-informed movement practices with the spirit of social justice. Melanie believes that the goal of yoga, as of life, is collective liberation, and in turn challenges contemporary yoga practitioners to dismantle the oppressive systems and beliefs, within themselves and society at large, that hold us all back. They’ve been called a “tour-de-force of encouraging radical self-love” and listed among the “top thinkers and activists in the field of body positivity.” In addition to teaching group and private yoga classes, Melanie offers workshops that explore queer identity, body image, desire, pleasure, and agency. They champion diversity and equity in the yoga industry as a member of the Yoga & Body Image Coalition leadership team. They continue to serve as an expert adviser on diversity, accessibility, and ethics for the Yoga Alliance Standards Review Project and currently work with Accessible Yoga to help bring their teacher trainings and conferences to an ever-growing list of cities internationally. To learn more about Mindful Strength click here.

ago. de 2020

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