Native Yoga Toddcast

Todd Mclaughlin

It’s challenging to learn about yoga when there is so much information conveyed in a language that often seems foreign. Join veteran yoga teacher and massage therapist, Todd McLaughlin, as he engages weekly with professionals in the field of yoga and bodywork through knowledgable and relatable conversation. If you want to deepen your understanding of yoga and bodywork practices, don’t miss an episode!

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Cathy Louise Broda - How Yoga Can Support Women During Pregnancy and Motherhood
Apr 15 2024
Cathy Louise Broda - How Yoga Can Support Women During Pregnancy and Motherhood
Cathy Louise Broda is an experienced yoga teacher based in Honolulu, Hawaii. With over three decades of teaching history, Cathy has a wide range of expertise in working with families, children, and babies. She is the founder of Purple Yoga and is passionate about sharing her love for yoga with others. Cathy's teaching style is influenced by her background in Ashtanga Yoga and her commitment to creating a supportive and empowering environment for her students.Visit Cathy on her website here: https://purpleyoga.com/Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/purpleyogahawaii/Watch the episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Hqc9YxZmS7UKey Takeaways:Cathy Louise Broda has over three decades of experience in teaching yoga and has a diverse background in working with families, children, and babies.Yoga can be a transformative practice that not only benefits the physical body but also supports mental and emotional well-being.Finding a supportive community and having a dedicated yoga practice can help individuals navigate challenging times and find balance in their lives.Cathy emphasizes the importance of listening to the body and practicing yoga in a way that feels authentic and empowering.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Susan Marrufo - Exploring the Intersection of Yoga and Sacred Sexuality
Apr 11 2024
Susan Marrufo - Exploring the Intersection of Yoga and Sacred Sexuality
In this episode of the Native Yoga Toddcast, host Todd McLaughlin interviews Susan Marrufo on the topics of yoga, sacred sexuality, and death. Susan shares her personal journey and how she discovered the connection between these three subjects. She explains that yoga, for her, is a system for self-realization and direct knowledge of the truth of being. Susan delves into the practice of self-inquiry and the importance of questioning our beliefs and identities to uncover our true nature.Visit Susan on her website: https://www.samarasacenter.com/Key Takeaways:Yoga is a system for self-realization and direct knowledge of the truth of being.Self-inquiry is a powerful practice that involves questioning our beliefs and identities to uncover our true nature.Sacred sexuality is about exploring intimacy and healing in the context of relationships, using sexual energy consciously to deepen connection and experience communion with the divine.Tantra encompasses both classical teachings and Neo Tantra practices, with classical Tantra focusing on a small percentage of sexual practices.Integrating these experiences into everyday life and relationships is essential for personal growth and spiritual development.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Andrew Jones - Being Love: Embracing Compassion and Gratitude in Everyday Life
Apr 3 2024
Andrew Jones - Being Love: Embracing Compassion and Gratitude in Everyday Life
Andrew Jones is a yoga teacher and practitioner who plays a vital role in Dharma Mittra's yoga teacher training. He met his wife, Pam Jones, at Dharma Yoga Center in New York City. Andrew has been practicing yoga for many years and has transitioned from working in advertising to dedicating his life to yoga. He has worked at Dharma Yoga Center, help running the studio and teaching classes, and has been involved in teacher trainings for over 15 years. Andrew is also involved with an organization called Study Yoga, which offers online yoga programs and journeys for individuals looking to integrate yoga into their lives.Visit Andrew on the Dharma Yoga Center website: https://www.dharmayogacenter.com/Also at Yoga Study: https://studyyoga.com/our-guides/Key Takeaways:Andrew Jones found peace and a sense of calm through practicing yoga at Dharma Yoga Center, which led him to become a teacher and eventually work at the studio.He plays a vital role in Dharma Mittra's yoga teacher training and has been involved in teacher trainings for over 15 years.Andrew emphasizes the importance of finding balance between business and yoga, as well as the need to prioritize personal practice and self-care.He discusses the power of community in yoga practice and the benefits of creating a supportive and inclusive environment for students.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Practice with Andrew & Pam Jones at Native Yoga Center every Wednesday at 4:30pmFree Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.Support the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Pam Jones - Living with Purpose & Discovering Your Dharma
Mar 27 2024
Pam Jones - Living with Purpose & Discovering Your Dharma
Pam Jones is a yoga teacher and trained Ayurvedic chef. Originally from London, she now resides in Florida. Pam studies under Sri Dharma Mittra and is passionate about sharing her love for yoga with the global community. She is also a certified Ayurvedic nutritionist and enjoys preparing food as a therapeutic and meditative practice. Visit Pam's website and socials at karmacoco.com.Key Takeaways:Yoga is a moving meditation and a way to connect with the divine.Understanding our dosha can help us make dietary choices that support our well-being.Practicing concentration and visualization techniques can help develop psychic energy.Death meditation can help us reflect on what is truly important in life.Being kind and compassionate to ourselves and others is essential for a fulfilling life."Kindness and compassion are the keys to living a fulfilling life." - Pam JonesThanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Practice with Pam Jones at Native Yoga Center every Wednesday at 4:30pm.Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Susi Amendola ~ The Heart-Mind Connection: How Yoga Can Improve Mental and Emotional Well-being
Mar 11 2024
Susi Amendola ~ The Heart-Mind Connection: How Yoga Can Improve Mental and Emotional Well-being
Susi Amendola is a seasoned stress management specialist with over 30 years of experience, serving as a yoga therapist and passionate advocate for holistic wellness. Her extensive background includes the authorship of "The Centered Heart: Evidence-based Mind-Body Practices to Stress Less and Improve Cardiac Health," where she merges the worlds of conventional health wisdom and yoga's healing methodologies. Visit Susi on her website here: https://yourcenteredheart.com/joinnowAs a listener of this podcast use code TODDCAST and receive $100 off of the 30 days to Stress Less Challenge. Purchase a copy of Susi's new book here: https://yourcenteredheart.com/Key Takeaways:The impact of traditional yoga practices on reversing heart disease and improving overall wellness.The critical role of the relaxation response in managing stress and achieving restful sleep.Insights into the complex interplay between our thoughts, emotions, physical health, and the environment.Techniques such as visualization and meditation which empower individuals to tap into their inherent healing capabilities.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Jordan Lydia Verla - Healthy Competition: From Depression to Triumph
Mar 11 2024
Jordan Lydia Verla - Healthy Competition: From Depression to Triumph
In this thought-provoking episode, Todd engages with yoga teacher and champion Jordan Lydia Verla, uncovering her journey from beginnings in Utah to her transformational expeditions in Seattle and beyond. This conversation shares Jordan's story, exploring not only her personal adventures but also her deep connection to yoga's physical and spiritual aspects.Visit Jordan on her website: https://www.jordanlydia.com/Follow her on IG: https://www.instagram.com/jordanlydia_yogini/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@JordanLydiaKey Takeaways:Jordan's yoga journey is deeply intertwined with her personal growth and overcoming challenges, including moving cities and dealing with anxiety and depression.The 84 Classic Asana series plays a significant role in Jordan's yogic and teaching life, demonstrating the balance of strength and vulnerability in practice.Jordan shares a refreshing perspective on the yoga competition, addressing the human element of competitiveness and its natural occurrence in growth and self-improvement.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Rich Ahlers - Men's Health Crisis: The Need for Mind-Body Connection and Self-Care
Mar 6 2024
Rich Ahlers - Men's Health Crisis: The Need for Mind-Body Connection and Self-Care
Rich Ahlers is a multifaceted professional with over 20 years of experience in healthcare, particularly in the realms of acute care, cardiovascular neurology, and rare and genetic diseases. Rich is deeply involved with the WiseMen Project, a retreat-focused initiative aimed at optimizing men's health through alternative and holistic methods. Visit the Wisemen Project website here: https://wisemen.health/Visit Rich's landing page here: https://vitalhabits.ck.page/bf0b5247b6Key Takeaways:Understanding neuroplasticity and neurogenesis is key to personal transformation, and both can be influenced positively through appropriate nutrition, movement, and mindfulness practices.Movement, especially through activities like yoga and qigong, serves as a powerful tool for priming the brain and fostering favorable changes in mind and body.Men's health faces significant challenges in society due to cultural stigmas and resistance to seeking help, but change is attainable through individual awareness and community support.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Cindy Lusk ~ Intersection of Yoga Philosophy and Social Psychology
Feb 28 2024
Cindy Lusk ~ Intersection of Yoga Philosophy and Social Psychology
Cindy Lusk is an experienced yoga teacher, author, and meditation instructor. She has a diverse background in yoga practice and has studied with renowned teachers such as Richard Freeman and John Friend. Cindy is the author of the book "Align and Refine: The Journey of Yoga and Meditation," which aims to make yoga philosophy accessible and easy to understand for beginners. She is passionate about integrating yoga philosophy into daily life and helping individuals connect with their hearts and minds.Visit Cindy on her website here: https://cindylusk.com/Purchase her ne book here: https://www.amazon.com/Align-Refine-Journey-Yoga-Meditation/dp/B0CPMT9L1D/Key Takeaways:Cindy Lusk's background in social psychology led her to explore yoga philosophy as a means of addressing social issues and understanding human behavior.The intersection of classical yoga and Tantra provides a comprehensive understanding of consciousness and the human experience.Meditation allows individuals to connect with their hearts and minds, leading to personal transformation and a greater sense of interconnectedness.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Lily Winsaft - The Path to Peace: Healing Ourselves to Heal the World
Feb 21 2024
Lily Winsaft - The Path to Peace: Healing Ourselves to Heal the World
Lily Winsaft is a renowned breathwork facilitator and energy healer. With a passion for helping individuals remember who they truly are and why they are here, Lily's work focuses on healing genetic defects and altering DNA codes to create a new reality. She is the founder of New World Harmony and has dedicated her life to guiding others on their journey of self-discovery and transformation. Through her breathwork sessions and energetic healing techniques, Lily empowers individuals to tap into their innate healing abilities and create a life of harmony and peace.Visit Lily on her website: https://www.newworldharmony.net/Key Takeaways:Our true essence and purpose are often forgotten as we grow up and are influenced by societal expectations and limitations.Breathwork has the power to alter genetic codes and create a new reality by harnessing the energy of prana.Genetic defects and deformities can be seen as opportunities for growth and learning, as they teach us about the essence of who we truly are.By releasing judgment and embracing gratitude, we can heal ourselves and create a more harmonious world.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Benjamin Sears - Finding Freedom in Discipline: Balancing Structure and Autonomy in Yoga Practice
Feb 14 2024
Benjamin Sears - Finding Freedom in Discipline: Balancing Structure and Autonomy in Yoga Practice
In this enlightening episode, Benjamin Sears delves deep into his personal journey with yoga, sharing the transformative influence it has had on both his physical health and mental clarity. The conversation uncovers Benjamin's diverse experiences with yoga styles, from Kundalini and Bikram to Dharma Mittra and Forrest yoga, and his quest for balance and freedom in his practice.Visit Benjamin on his website: https://benjaminsears.life/Follow him on IG: https://www.instagram.com/benjamin.sears/Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/benjaminsearsKey Takeaways:Benjamin Sears found solace and healing in yoga, transitioning from debilitating back pain to deep self-awareness.He discusses the importance of nuance and context in backbending, focusing on distributing movement evenly throughout the spine.Benjamin emphasizes discipline in practice while acknowledging the diversity in yoga styles and its adaptability to individual needs.The episode introduces the concept of "minimum effective dose" in practice, urging practitioners to consider sustainability and personal growth.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Marilyn Haifa - Extreme Yin Yoga: Exploring the Power of Energy and Mindfulness
Feb 8 2024
Marilyn Haifa - Extreme Yin Yoga: Exploring the Power of Energy and Mindfulness
In this episode of the Native Yoga Toddcast, Todd interviews Marilyn Haifa, a professional yoga teacher and practitioner. Marilyn shares her journey into yoga, starting with her first Bikram yoga class in San Diego, where she immediately felt a deep connection to the practice. She discusses the importance of grounding and finding purpose in the body and how yoga has helped her achieve that. Marilyn also talks about her introduction to meridian yoga therapy and the impact it has had on her teaching and personal practice. She explains the concept of energy in yoga and how it can be harnessed and controlled through breath and movement. The episode concludes with a discussion on the benefits of chanting and the incorporation of acupressure points in yoga practice.Visit Marilyn on her website: https://yogarx4life.com/Follow her on IG @marilyn_haifa https://www.instagram.com/marilyn_haifa/?hl=enKey Takeaways:Yoga has helped Marilyn find grounding and purpose in her body, allowing her to connect with her spirituality on a deeper level.Meridian yoga therapy has been a transformative practice for Marilyn, helping her understand the energy flow within the body and how to facilitate release and relief through yoga poses and acupressure points.Chanting is a powerful practice that can create a vibrational shift within the body and mind, leading to a deeper connection to oneself and the universe.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.com and sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Gil Hedley - Unveiling the Nerve Tree: A Journey into the Intricacies of the Human Body
Feb 1 2024
Gil Hedley - Unveiling the Nerve Tree: A Journey into the Intricacies of the Human Body
Gil Hedley is a dedicated anatomy professional and teacher who has dedicated his life to studying the human body through cadaver dissection. He is known for his integral approach to anatomy, focusing on the interconnectedness of the body and the importance of understanding the whole person. Gil  has been teaching anatomy workshops and dissection courses for over 25 years. He is passionate about helping people develop a deep understanding and connection with their own bodies.Visit Gil on his website: https://www.gilhedley.com/Key Takeaways:Gil Hedley's integral approach to anatomy focuses on the interconnectedness of the body and the importance of understanding the whole person.The nervous system is a complex and interconnected network that extends throughout the entire body, and it is essential for self-regulation and overall well-being.By developing a deep connection with the body and understanding its intricate structures, individuals can take control of their own nervous system and cultivate a sense of empowerment.Gil's Nerve Tour aims to educate and inspire individuals in the yoga, massage, and bodywork communities to deepen their understanding of the nervous system and its role in overall health and well-being.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to Support the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Laura Rodgers - Creating a Peaceful World: How Yoga and Meditation Can Foster Global Harmony
Jan 23 2024
Laura Rodgers - Creating a Peaceful World: How Yoga and Meditation Can Foster Global Harmony
In this episode of the Native Yoga Toddcast, Laura Rodgers joins as a special guest. Laura shares her journey with yoga and meditation, starting from her background as a dancer and how she found yoga as a pivot from dance. She discusses her initial experiences with yoga and how it evolved over time, incorporating meditation and mindfulness practices. She emphasizes the importance of consistency in meditation and the benefits of integrating yoga and meditation into daily life. The episode concludes with a discussion on the importance of listening and understanding different perspectives in today's world.Key Takeaways:Laura's yoga journey began as a dancer, and she found yoga to be a wonderful transition from the dance world, focusing on inner feeling and breathing.Meditation became an integral part of Laura's practice, and she explored various styles and attended retreats to deepen her understanding.Silence in meditation retreats can be challenging but also provides an opportunity to observe and learn from one's thoughts and emotions.Laura emphasizes the importance of self-compassion and forgiveness in the meditation practice, allowing oneself to be human and learning from experiences.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Meredith Fogg Liebross - Digging Deeper: The Endless Quest in Yoga Practice
Jan 16 2024
Meredith Fogg Liebross - Digging Deeper: The Endless Quest in Yoga Practice
In this episode of the Native Yoga Toddcast, host Todd interviews Meredith Fogg Liebross, an Ashtanga yoga teacher based in Los Angeles. They discuss the unique path of becoming a yoga teacher and the stereotypes surrounding it. Meredith shares her experience studying with renowned teacher Annie Carpenter and the importance of finding a teacher who can pass down the wisdom of the tradition. They also touch on the challenges and joys of parenting and the constant pressure to be present in a world filled with distractions. Tune in for an insightful conversation on the deeper aspects of yoga and the journey of self-discovery.Follow Meredith on IG at: https://www.instagram.com/meredith_fogg_liebross/?igsh=MXVraWxoamF3NmI2Yw%3D%3DKey Takeaways:Choosing to become a yoga teacher is a unique and often unconventional career choice, driven by a deep connection to the practice and a sense of dharma.The role of a yoga teacher is to be a conduit of knowledge and experience, passing down the teachings and practices to the next generation.Ashtanga yoga is a method that requires dedication and consistency, with the goal of achieving ego death and non-dualism.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Robin Samples - Yoga Studio Owner Explores New Frontiers in Chicago and Beyond
Jan 9 2024
Robin Samples - Yoga Studio Owner Explores New Frontiers in Chicago and Beyond
Robin Samples is the vibrant owner of Bare Feet Power Yoga located in Chicago. With a rich history of travel and residency across various states in the U.S., Robin eventually found her home in the Midwest. Starting her journey in yoga through a Bikram class and later branching into power yoga, she founded her studio in 2012. Her business has thrived for over a decade, evolving with the community and the changing yoga scene. Beyond her role as a studio owner, Robin passionately leads retreats, emphasizing integration with culture and ceremony, and continues to expand her offerings in wellness and spirituality.Robin's website: https://www.barefeetpoweryoga.com/Follow Robin on IG: https://www.instagram.com/BAREFEETPOWERYOGA/Key Takeaways:Robin Samples details her evolution from teaching 17 classes a week to focusing on special workshops and retreats that emphasize heart-centered experiences.She stresses the importance of maintaining a sense of community and human connection within her studio, valuing the simple joys of interaction and mutual growth.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Rebecca Reagan - The Power of Presence: How Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life
Jan 2 2024
Rebecca Reagan - The Power of Presence: How Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life
Rebecca Reagan, founder of Bunnyhawk, shares her journey into meditation and mindfulness. She discusses her early experiences with meditation and how it became a natural instinct for her. Rebecca also talks about her formal training in mindfulness meditation and transcendental meditation. She highlights the importance of daily practice and the benefits of meditation in navigating challenging life events. Rebecca also touches on her passion for tea and her involvement in regenerative agriculture and environmental activism.Visit her on her site for life coaching and meditation teaching:  https://bunnyhawk.life/Visit her bio site: https://rayonthebae.com/Co-founder, new foundation in Ecuador helping farmers & forests https://amazonhealing.love/ Co-founder, recently nominated for a grammy: https://www.thebirdsongproject.com/ Guided meditations here: https://insighttimer.com/bunnyhawkThe Ecology Center: https://theecologycenter.org/ Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Marko Mikkilä - Non-Dual Philosophy and Mystical Experiences in Yoga
Dec 26 2023
Marko Mikkilä - Non-Dual Philosophy and Mystical Experiences in Yoga
Marko Mikkilä is a PhD student in philosophy at Turku University in Finland. He is also a yogi and a practitioner of Eastern philosophy. Marko has been practicing yoga for many years and has a deep understanding of non-dual philosophy.During this conversation Marko  delves into the concept of non-dualism and its application in everyday life. He explains how non-dualism can help individuals heal from trauma and find a sense of liberation. Overall, Marko emphasizes the importance of integrating awakening experiences into all aspects of life and the need for a philosophical framework to understand and navigate these experiences.Key Takeaways:Non-dualism is the belief that everything is made of one substance, often referred to as consciousness.Non-dualism can be understood as the collapsing of the subject-object separation, where there is just perceiving happening.Awakening to one's essence nature involves recognizing that we are not identified with the body-mind and that trauma can be observed without clinging to it.Non-dualism can help individuals let go of the story and experience uncomfortable feelings or sensations without attachment.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Kassandra Reinhardt - Mastering the Art of Teaching Yoga Online: Tips and Strategies
Dec 21 2023
Kassandra Reinhardt - Mastering the Art of Teaching Yoga Online: Tips and Strategies
Kassandra Reinhardt is a renowned yoga instructor and the founder of Yoga with Kassandra. With over 2.3 million subscribers on YouTube, Kassandra has built a successful online yoga community and is known for her accessible and inclusive approach to yoga.Visit Kassandra on her website: https://www.yogawithkassandra.com/Follow her on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@yogawithkassandraFollow her on IG: https://www.instagram.com/yoga_with_kassandra/Key Takeaways:Teaching yoga online requires more than just yoga skills; it involves learning videography, editing, graphic design, marketing, and more.Finding your niche and focusing on a specific style or target audience can help establish your online presence and attract a dedicated following.The online yoga community is generally positive and supportive, with fewer negative comments and criticism compared to other online platforms.Starting small and gradually adding elements like a website, mailing list, and social media platforms can help you grow your online presence over time.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
Dr. Keith Cini - Chinese Medicine Doctor Shares His Healing Journey
Dec 10 2023
Dr. Keith Cini - Chinese Medicine Doctor Shares His Healing Journey
Keith Cini shares his journey into the world of healing arts, starting with his introduction to organ massage therapy through one of his kung fu teachers. He discusses his transition from martial arts to yoga and meditation, and how that eventually led him to pursue acupuncture school. Keith also talks about his experiences working at various wellness centers and his focus on concussions and migraines in his practice.Visit Keith on his website: https://www.agapehealingarts.com/Follow him on IG:  @agapehealingarts https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/263970042/agape-healing-arts/Key Takeaways:Keith's introduction to healing arts came through organ massage therapy, which had a profound impact on his life.He transitioned from martial arts to yoga and meditation, and eventually pursued acupuncture school.Keith's practice focuses on concussions, migraines, and the gut-brain axis.He believes that the body knows how to heal itself, and his role as a practitioner is to teach people how to heal themselves.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin
John Denney - Enhancing Athletic Performance With Meditation And The Harmony Exercises
Dec 6 2023
John Denney - Enhancing Athletic Performance With Meditation And The Harmony Exercises
John Denney is the Minister of Unity of Jupiter and a coach for Olympic-level athletes. He has been practicing The Harmony Exercise, a meditation technique, since 1985. John is also a paddleboarding enthusiast and has had the opportunity to surf with some of the world's best surfers, including Laird Hamilton and Kelly Slater.Visit John on his website: https://theharmonyexercise.com/Also on his website: https://john-denney.com/Key Takeaways:Unity Church is a metaphysical Christian church that focuses on practical Christianity and the application of spiritual principles in daily life.The Harmony Exercise is a meditation technique that helps control the body's physiology through conscious breathing and positive thinking.Most athletes struggle with controlling their temper and tension, but learning to regulate their breath and thoughts can improve their performance.In surfing and other sports, being in a state of flow and surrendering to the power of nature can lead to peak performance.Daily practice and finding inner peace are essential for personal growth and making a positive impact on the world.Thanks for listening to this episode. Check out: 👇Free Grow Your Yoga Live Webinar - Every Thursday at 12pm EST➡️ Click here to receive linkNew Student FREE Livestream Yoga Special ~ Try 2 Weeks of Free Unlimited Livestream Yoga Classes  at Native Yoga Center. info.nativeyogacenter.com/livestream Sign into the classes you would like to take and you will receive an email 30 minutes prior to join on Zoom. The class is recorded and uploaded to nativeyogaonline.com  ➡️  Click Here to Join. Practice to a New Yoga Class every day with our nativeyogaonline.com course called Today's Community Class with code FIRSTMONTHFREE.Native Yoga Teacher Training 2024- In Studio and Livestream - for info delivered to your email click this link here: ➡️ https://info.nativeyogacenter.com/native-yoga-teacher-training-2023/Subscribe to Native Yoga Center and view this podcast on Youtube.Thank you Bryce Allyn for the show tunes. Check out Bryce's website: bryceallynband.comand sign up on his newsletter to stay in touch. Listen here to his original music from his bands Boxelder, B-Liminal and Bryce Allyn Band on Spotify.Please email special requests and feedback to info@nativeyogacenter.comSupport the showNative Yoga website: hereYouTube: hereInstagram: @nativeyoga Twitter: @nativeyoga Facebook: @nativeyogacenter LinkedIn: Todd McLaughlin