Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Twenty One: An Interview with Vivienne McMaster

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview one of my fave ladies, Vivienne McMaster! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: When did Vivienne find photography, and how was it first a tool for self-connection in her life What are photo walks and how does it create a connection with your body The evolution of self- and body-acceptance And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Vivienne McMaster  Vivienne McMaster is a Vancouver photographer and workshop leader who helps folks around the world see themselves with compassion through their own camera lens. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com and the The Huffington Post. She discovered her love of photography in her late 20’s while in a rough
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Twenty: An Interview with Melanie Klein

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Melanie Klein – my soul sister and co-editor of our book Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: What made Melanie a feminist Where Melanie thinks the conversation is at with young people around body image In addition to continuing to raise awareness, what does Melanie recommend as next steps for people who want to get involved in creating a yoga environment that supports positive body image, for students, teachers or both And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Melanie Klein Melanie Klein, M.A., is a writer, speaker and Associate Faculty member at Santa Monica College teaching Sociology and Women’s
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Eighteen: An Interview with Tara Brach

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Tara Brach who I couldn’t be more honored to be talking with. Tara is a clinical psychologist, author and senior meditation teacher of Insight Meditation. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: Tara’s philosophy around embodiment and meditation and how the two relate. How meditation works as a tool for acceptance? How we stay with the body as it inevitably changes, whether through aging, illness, changes in shape/size, etc. And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Tara Brach Tara Brach, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of Radical Acceptance,(2003) and True Refuge (2013). She is founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and teaches meditation at centers
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Seventeen: An Interview with Hanne Blank

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Hanne Blank who spends her time thinking, learning, writing, and speaking at the crossroads of bodies, self, and culture. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: Hanne’s work bridges the town/gown divide and the mind/body split, find out how she found herself doing this kind of translation work What Hanne wishes all exercisers knew about good bodies What Hanne’s relationship with her body was like as a young person And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Hanne Blank Hanne Blank, joyfully spanning the town/gown divide as well as the mind/body split, her books include the histories Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality (Beacon Press, 2012) and Virgin: The Untouched History (Bloomsbury, 2007), the cult classic
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Sixteen: An Interview with Pleasance Silicki

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Pleasance Silicki! Pleasance runs an incredible yoga studio in DC called lil omm that I had the pleasure of visiting, and she also was one of the first people to be really thrilled to have Curvy Yoga at her studio, through an incredible teacher, Dena Kahn. I am so excited for y’all to get to meet her! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: How yoga came into Pleasance’s life Why it is important to Pleasance to include yoga students of all shapes and sizes in her studio Inspiring books she is reading or has read How to create a Curvy Yoga friendly environment as a teacher and studio owner And,
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Fifteen: An Interview with Linda Bacon

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Linda Bacon! Linda specializes in psychotherapy and physiology with a focus on eating disorders and body image! So much to learn from Linda! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: What HAES is and how it became the focus of Linda’s life’s work The HAES approach to movement, particularly where yoga comes into play What Linda thinks the most pressing work to be done around reducing weight stigma is right now And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Linda Bacon Linda Bacon, PhD, is a researcher on the inside track of weight regulation science – a scientist whose three graduate degrees, research, and clinical expertise uniquely prepare her to understand and translate the physiological, psychological, and
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Fourteen: An Interview with Hannah Marcotti

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Hannah Marcotti – who celebrates life through story and soulwork! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: What body acceptance means to Hanna What is Hannah’s relationship with yoga and how does it relate to her relationship with your body? How do she stay with herself, especially when it feels impossible? How hashtags has Hannah’s heart right now and how/why she uses them. And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Hannah Marcotti Hannah is a quietly impassioned motivator who serves as a guide to living the gorgeous life and deeply believes that change is sexy . You’ll find her celebrating life through story and soulwork and is often found tattooing joy on the spirits
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Thirteen: An Interview with Liz Eskridge

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Liz Eskridge – and I’m so excited to introduce you all to Liz! She is one of my very favorite people. Some of you listening may have already met Liz at Curve Camp, through yoga teacher training or here in Nashville. Liz now assists me in all my 200hr YTT modules, and she’s also the manager of our new studio, Curvy Yoga Nashville! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: What brought Liz to yoga What has body acceptance changed in Liz’s life What Liz is most excited about as she takes over the studio manager role for Curvy Yoga Nashville And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Liz Eskridge After being forced to go to a yoga
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Twelve: An Interview with Jes Baker

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Jes Baker – who is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with in the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: How the camera can be used as a way to make the body positive world you want to see What Jes sees as the road to body love What Jes would love for you to know about body acceptance And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Jes Baker Jes is internationally recognized for her writing on her blog, The Militant Baker, the “Attractive and Fat” campaign, and her dedication to shifting social paradigms into a place where all people are offered the
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Eleven: An Interview with Amy Palko

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Amy Palko – who working with goddesses from across the world! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: What Amy’s relationship with her body was like as a young person What exactly Amy does as a goddess guide How to connect with your intuition What Red Thread Voices is and her vision behind it And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Amy Palko Goddess guide. Poet. Sacred sensualist. Occasional hedonist. Amy Palko is an intuitive guide who supports hundreds of women on a daily basis through her work with goddesses from all corners of the globe. She is also a home-educating mother of 3, a wife of 17yrs and a university lecturer in the field of gothic expressions
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