In Our Experience with Nourish Yoga Training

Nourish Yoga Training

Join Harriet McAtee, founder of Nourish Yoga Training, as she speaks with insightful guests on a range of topics including yoga, personal growth, and more.

Agency, Healing and Recovery with Chelsea Roff
May 24 2022
Agency, Healing and Recovery with Chelsea Roff
In this episode Harriet is joined by Chelsea Roff Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive. Chelsea is an author, researcher, and educator, and has spent nearly a decade pioneering integrative health programs for people with mental health challenges. In 2011, Roff offered the first Yoga for Eating Disorders program to clients at a treatment center where she had once been treated for anorexia. This later became the heart of Eat Breathe Thrive: a seven-week intervention that combines yoga, meditation, and psychoeducation to help people recover from eating disorders. Two years later, she raised $50,000 in fifty days to kickstart Eat Breathe Thrive. Since its inception, she has brought the program to scale in thirty-two U.S states and seven countries. Prior to her work in the charitable sector, Chelsea worked as a researcher and grant writer in a psychoneuroimmunology laboratory. Her early research focused on how yoga affects the immune systems of people with HIV/AIDs and cancer. She is currently overseeing a research initiative on the Eat Breathe Thrive program, which will be the largest ever study on a yoga programme for eating disorders. This year, Chelsea took on an additional role as UK Operations Director for The Give Back Yoga Foundation. She is currently spearheading the initiative to bring The Give Back Yoga Foundation programs to scale in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe.Harriet and Chelsea talked about yoga for eating disorders, starting our mornings with word puzzles and practising agency. Connect with Chelsea:Website: www.eatbreathethrive.orgWebsite: givebackyoga.orgConnect with Harriet:Website: nourishyogatraining.comInstagram: @nourishyogatrainingTwitter: @nourishyogattFacebook: @nourishyogatraining
Communication, Grace & Creativity with Sarah Leyla Puello
Mar 22 2022
Communication, Grace & Creativity with Sarah Leyla Puello
In this episode, Harriet is joined by Sarah Leyla Puello, a recovering academic who was born in the Dominican Republic and has been living in the UK since 2003. These days, Sarah most likes to describe herself as a movement lover, a creative writer and a grace seeker. She works as a project manager, yoga teacher, teacher trainer (for Nourish!) and has recently co-started a new venture called Our Sparkle Club, a virtual space that blends together Yoga, Meditation and Creative Practices like journaling and doodling to help people find and keep their sparkle. Sarah loves the potential for creativity, connection and support that yoga offers and she shares the practice in the belief that by giving the body the space, the breath and the time to express itself in an intentional and honest way, practitioners can begin to piece together the stories of who they have been, who they are really, and how to live better in this world. She loves dancing, naps and the sight of palm trees moving against the breeze. Her dream is to someday publish a book, to go back to live in a country where the sun shines all year round and to turn Our Sparkle Club into a social venture that offers community to people from vulnerable backgrounds.Harriet and Sarah talked about how yoga teachers communicate, grace, and creative practice.Connect with Sarah:Website : sarahleyla.comFacebook: @sarahleylayogaInstagram: @sarahleylayogaConnect with Our Sparkle Club:Website : oursparkleclub.comInstagram: @oursparkleclubConnect with Harriet:Website: nourishyogatraining.comInstagram: @nourishyogatrainingTwitter: @nourishyogattFacebook: @nourishyogatraining
Yoga's Liberatory Potential and How We Can Access It with Sheena Sood
Mar 1 2022
Yoga's Liberatory Potential and How We Can Access It with Sheena Sood
In this episode, Harriet is joined by Sheena Sood PhD, a Philadelphia-based activist, educator, sociologist, and healing justice visionary of South Asian descent and southern roots. Sheena enjoys teaching gentle vinyasa or hatha practices infused with embodied liberatory philosophy. She is also the founder of Yoga Warrior Tales, an adventure-based yoga program that teaches children mindfulness and yoga skills through educational and interactive social justice narratives. Currently, Sheena serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Muhlenberg College in the Sociology and Anthropology department, where she teaches introductory and advanced sociology courses covering social and cultural movements. Her current research project Omwashing Yoga: Weaponized Spirituality in India, Israel and the US scrutinizes the application of yoga and mindfulness around the globe, particularly by far-right governments who use yoga to advance their colonial and ethnonationalist agendas. Rather than propagate narratives that glorify yoga’s ancient past, Sheena works to curate healing justice offerings through frameworks that recognize yoga’s oppressive layers and its liberatory potential; she envisions a futuristic yoga that centers collective freedom and embodies political action by centering humanity, all living beings, and Mother Earth. Harriet and Sheena talk about the liberatory potential of yoga, how governments and organizations use yoga to sanitise their image, and the joy of having delicious treats to hand.Connect with Sheena:Website : sheenashining.comInstagram: @yogawarriortalesInstagram: @sheena_shiningConnect with Harriet:Website: nourishyogatraining.comInstagram: @nourishyogatrainingTwitter: @nourishyogattFacebook: @nourishyogatraining