How I (Almost) Ruined My Vacation (Season 2, Episode 18)

Have you ever let your mind run away from you, even when it seems like it “shouldn’t” be happening? I haven’t done that much personally — only, oh, a hundred million times (last week). On a recent vacation, I noticed this was happening (which counts as progress, right?) and then noticed something even more surprising and interesting — that my mind wasn’t running away because I can’t control it or whatever other nonsense ideas I usually have, but because of something that was happening in my physical body. So in this episode I’m talking about how freeing it can be to notice connections between our physical, emotional and mental states and where yoga can come in to help us with
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Yoga as a Bridge to Self-Trust (Chat with Marilyn | Season 2, Episode 17)

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, I interview a member of the Curvy Yoga community, Marilyn Hill! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: Her first experience with yoga The power of having a yoga buddy and community Cultivating a yoga practice as a bridge to self-trust The surprising things in her life that she first learned on the mat that also show up off it How yoga affects her business life And so much more! Meet Our Guest, Marilyn Kimberly Hill Marilyn Kimberly Hill is an interior designer and a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator. She blends these practices in guiding her clients in creating spaces that are centered on how they most want to feel. She prefers spending her downtime with
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Celebrating 6 Years of Curvy Yoga! (Season 2, Episode 16)

The 6 year anniversary of Curvy Yoga is here! It barely feels like a blink of an eye, but it’s true — it’s the 6th anniversary of Curvy Yoga! In this episode I’m reflecting on how far Curvy Yoga has come in six years, as well as what worked in our sixth year, challenges and what I see ahead for our seventh year. Mostly, I gush about how grateful I am for y-o-u and all the ways you show up for yourself, body acceptance, body affirming yoga for people of all shapes and sizes and each other. Summary: I think you’re awesome! (But that’s nothing new.) Show Notes How I Stumbled Backwards into Creating Curvy Yoga Curvy Yoga Certification Find
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Minimalist Yoga (Season 2, Episode 15)

What is a minimalist approach to yoga? Over the past year or so, I’ve been learning quite a bit about minimalism and applying it to my life. What it has helped me do is get extremely clear about what’s important to me and why. In this episode, I talk about how minimalism has shown up for me, how it’s trickled into my yoga practice and what a minimalist approach to yoga might mean for you. Show Notes From FOMO to JOMO episode of this podcast Essentialism, Greg McKeown Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez & Monique Tilford The Minimalists — their blog & their podcast Be More with Less Becoming Minimalist When you die you won’t care about
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You Never Know Where Yoga Will Take You (Chat with Krissie | Season 2, Episode 14)

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, I interview a member of the Curvy Yoga community, Krissie Bentley! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: The attitude of experimentation that kicked off Krissie’s yoga practice What self-portraiture taught Krissie about her yoga practice, her body and herself The surprising places Krissie’s yoga practice has taken her What happens when you give yourself permission And so much more! Meet Our Guest, Krissie Bentley Krissie Bentley (RYT 200, Curvy Yoga, Yoga for All) is a non-practicing therapist turned yoga teacher and life coach. Krissie completed her training through Curvy Yoga in Nashville, TN, directly under Curvy Yoga founder, Anna Guest-Jelley. She has also received “Yoga for All” certification through Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes. Krissie believes it is
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How to Create Your Own Care Instructions (Season 2, Episode 13)

Have you read your care instructions lately? In one of my recent weekly emails, I shared about how I realized I need a set of care instructions for myself — simple reminders for what make me feel best from season to season throughout the year. So many people loved this idea that I decided to expand on it here and offer suggestions on how you can come up with your own care instructions, too! Show Notes Click here to sign up for my weekly emails — it’s where I’m sharing my writing these days! Wise Body, Wise Hungers retreat (early bird registration ends April 22nd) Dive into the Episode Now

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Practicing Yoga with a Changing Body (Chat with Paige | Season 2, Episode 12)

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, I interview a member of the Curvy Yoga community, Paige Lichens! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: What having a stroke taught Paige about yoga How yoga helps you show up for your ever-changing body Her mirror practice And more! Meet Our Guest, Paige Lichens Paige Lichens, E-RYT 500, is a registered Kripalu Yoga Teacher who has also completed training with YoKids, Prenatal Teacher Training and more. She specializes in teaching those new to yoga or returning to reground their practice or those that need modification due to change or injury. Paige sees yoga as more than a workout; it’s a “work-in.” The best kind of yoga is the one you can do each
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From FOMO to JOMO (Season 2, Episode 11)

Do you have FOMO? Or JOMO? Sometimes in life you come across something that perfectly encapsulates your thinking, and that’s what happened to me when I first learned about JOMO. I’m telling you all about it — including what it is — in this week’s episode of the podcast. Show Notes Curvy Yoga Certification  FOMO cartoon from The Oatmeal Dive into the Episode Now

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Boundaries? Who, Me? (Season 2, Episode 10)

I’ve been the anti-poster girl for boundaries most of my life. Can you relate? Oof. Setting boundaries can be SO hard! I’ve only started to learn more about my own boundaries in the past few years — largely thanks to what I’ve learned from using props and various pose options in my yoga practice. In today’s episode of the podcast I’m talking about the “props” I’ve been using to get unhooked from checking social media every 2 seconds, as well as how I apply that idea to other areas where I want to put boundaries in place or change them. Show Notes Highly sensitive person quiz Unroll.me Facebook Ad Blocker Facebook News Feed Eradicator Dive into the Episode Now

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Find Opportunities for Yoga to Meet You in Your Life (Chat with Erin | Season 2, Episode 9)

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, I interview a member of the Curvy Yoga community, Erin Van Krimpen! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: How Erin found a yoga practice that actually worked for her The powerful moments when her yoga and body acceptance practices have shown up in her everyday life What has changed for Erin since she made yoga part of her life Meet Our Guest, Erin Van Krimpen Erin Van Krimpen is a social justice and human rights lawyer by day, and spends her spare time as an existential crisis particularly concerned with not being identified solely as a social justice and human rights lawyer.  In the brief moments between worrying, she blogs at erinaree.com and erindoesyoga.wordpress.com,
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