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Practice You with Elena Brower

Content and conversations for times of transition and change. Join me in discussion with renowned luminaries and dear friends to explore life's myriad transitions, our understandings and our responses. What does it mean to be present, to shift our perceptions, to engage with the world meaningfully, with dignity and care? With respect for the ancient practices and the modern wisdom that continue to inform and elevate our exchanges, each episode is an invitation to Practice You.
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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 27, 2019

On ritualizing your practice, developing your interior world, and measuring up for joy, with Abbie Galvin, author of 'Home Practice' and founder of The Studio.

Abbie Galvin is the owner of The Studio, a NYC based yoga studio, teaching Katonah Yoga. She has been honing this practice for the past 25 years and has a strong student-base from all around the world. Abbie's instruction is informed by her own creative process as a filmmaker and from her exploration of the therapeutic process as a psychoanalyst. She has learned over and over that truly participating in any formal process of self-exploration leads to transformation whether it be physical, psychological or intellectual. Her goal is to engage students of yoga in the dialogue between their conscious and their unconscious selves because it is through that effort that we potentiate ourselves. It is her intention as a teacher to cajole each student in that most rigorous effort to be grounded, to grow upwards, and to participate in the creation of their best self.

Length: 45:44
Timecodes:

0:45
Home Practice Book. Ritualizing your home practice, gaining insight.

4:40
Abbie’s home practice and time management.

6:05
Longevity practice. As you get older, your interior life expands.

8:38
The interior shift of mind to the body’s intelligence.

9:08
Cocooning yourself in your own breath. Being kind to yourself and using ritual to elevate your experience.

10:02
Grounded being practice as an antidote to the doing culture.

11:20
Ties between the interior organs and the peripheral.

13:07
Kidneys as battery.

14:24
Practical details for setting up a home practice.

16:52
Creating a community of shared public space, with mats facing each other.

18:35
Why there is no Shavasana at the end of a Katonah class.

20:40
Middle of the practice.

23:15
Readings from the Home Practice book.

24:43
Time knows everything. It is through time that you become yourself.

27:45
What you’re doing in the silence of the postures to heal yourself.

30:31
Fluency practice.

31:45
Longevity practice.

33:27
Staying with yourself.

34:05
Magic Square on the palm of the hand.

37:10
Nature’s intelligence is seen through its’ patterns. There is a technique for joy.

38:34
What needs healing right now.

39:45
Favorite view.

42:50
Prayer as a capacity to be with yourself.

Resources

The Studio
Come of age by Stephen Jenkinson
Katonah Yoga Home Practice Book

A home practice addresses the vision and virtue of personal health, wellbeing and long life. A home practice is a commitment to self-care, a ritualized modus operandi for one’s participation in a technical integration of mind, body and breath. Engaging in a home practice is a way of addressing the manner in which one personally organizes one’s self; developing a determined life, setting goals and following through. Our home practice book will guide you through developing your own home practice.

Jul 20, 2019

Practical wisdom for separation and divorce; shifting internal narratives, prioritizing positives, taking the high road, and the importance of the long view.

Length: 43:20
Timecodes:

0:43
Holding a state of being Better Apart by separating with the five pillars: Patience, Clarity, Respect, Peace and Forgiveness.

2:35
How divorce attorneys responded to the book.

5:35
Gabrielle’s work as a divorce attorney, and her experience of her own parents’ divorce.

7:40
Creating a safe environment within yourself.

9:10
Seeking help if someone is unable or afraid to leave.

10:58
Shifting your internal narrative.

12:45
Finding a counsellor or meditator to set up interim living situations.

13:44
Patience. Slowest is fastest.

17:32
Clarity. Asking for precisely what you need. Acknowledging what you brought to the table.

24:36
Peace. Reconstructing your separation/divorce as a sanctuary of possibility. Peace as a practice.
Creating a mantra for yourself.

30:52
Respect for yourself and others. Creating stronger boundaries. Spending more time with things that you happy.

36:46
Forgiveness as a gift to yourself. Recognizing your own humaneness. From contraction to expansion.
Acknowledging the reason you came to this person in the first place.

41:25
Masterclass based on the five pillars.

Resources

https://gabriellehartley.com/

Jul 6, 2019

On the life-changing art of doing less, appreciating more, and savoring the cyclical nature of your life.

As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and mother, Kate Northrup has built a multimedia digital empire with her husband, Mike Watts, that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. They are committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Kate teaches data-driven and soul-driven time and energy management practices that result in saving time, making more money, and experiencing less stress. Kate has a membership of over 1,000 entrepreneurs called Origin® Collective that’s about infusing more feminine energy into your business and reclaiming your time, and she has also helped over 5,000 students heal their relationship with money with her signature Money Love Course. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages, and her second book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms, is now available wherever books are sold. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Wanderlust, The Huffington Post, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughters in a cozy town in Maine.

Length: 45:56
Timecodes:

0:44
Money a Love Story

2:33
Do Less Self-worth and how we interact with commodities such as time and money.

8:32
The only way to create a new system is to be it.

9.25
Knowing which actions are the 20% that will yield 80% of your results.

10:43
How motherhood can help us care less about what others think.

11:30
Identifying and prioritizing actions that lead to your biggest wins.

15:24
On the cyclical nature of things. Using the four predictable energy phrases, to honor how you feel and organize your time.

23:07
On trusting that your body is your home.

Assignment: Think about someone with whom you have felt deeply at home. Describe in detail. Consider that you could potentially feel that way within your own body.

27:12
Menopause, Adolescence in reverse. The Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Christiane Northrup.

28:46
Reverse engineer your schedule to reflect your core values. Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu.

33:13
Receiving help. Making it a practice. Asking in advance.

35:20
Simplifying.

37:25
Identifying energy leaks.

40:46
Magic of sleep.

42:14
What needs healing. Prioritizing pleasure.

43:11
Favorite View.

44:20
Prayer as trust.

Resources

https://katenorthrup.com/

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