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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: September, 2019
Sep 21, 2019

On the changing ecology of the yoga world, the importance of mentorship, and how we mature as teachers.

Amy is a yoga teacher, author, and earth activist. Her caring approach brings ancient wisdom to modern seekers, both on and off the mat. She shares her passion for yoga, health, and earth conservation, through her writings for Yoga Journal, Organic Life, Prevention Magazine and others. She is a featured teacher on Glo.com and a pioneer for advanced yoga education, serving both students as well as fellow yoga teachers. In 2012 she co-founded 90 Monkeys, a professional development school that has enhanced the skills of yoga teachers in 65+ countries internationally. In 2016 she co-authored the book, The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga, which has become a staple in yoga teacher trainings around the globe.

  • Yoga in New York in the 1990s. Amy’s desire to help new yoga teachers thrive. [3:14]
  • Yoga Teacher Mentorship. Asana and personal coaching off the mat. [6:53]
  • Anusura yoga. [10:42]
  • The future of yoga. Bringing meaning to each class. [13:30]
  • What needs healing right now. [18:16]
  • Favorite view. [19:50]
  • Prayer. [22:05]
  • Amy's future in teaching. Environmental activism.[24:05]

RESOURCES

The Art of Studentship and Yoga Mentorship
Come of Age by Stephen Jenkinson
Stasher Bags
Wild Aid
NRDC
Blue Sphere Foundation
SeaLegacy

http://www.amyippoliti.com

90 Monkeys Teacher Training programs - The mission of 90 Monkeys teacher training programs is simple: To change the world through providing yoga instructors and studios the tools to be the gold standard for yoga in your community.

"The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga" book - This indispensable and inspiring book guides both new and established professionals toward maximizing their impact as teachers and achieving their career goals.

Practice You Podcast with Elena Brower - Episode 29: Amy Ippoliti

Sep 14, 2019

On the real breaking points, perils and virtues of honest parenting, creating more time for adventure and more space to be ourselves.

Vanessa Cornell founded NUSHU Society through a personal need for a soulful community of women interested in exploring the self through powerful ideas and practices. Through events based in New York, NUSHU Society creates a space where women can feel safe to connect deeply, try new things, have fun and learn. Our collective goal is to lead a passionate, authentic and joyful life. Other passions include surfing, rock climbing, wine and contemporary Japanese ceramics. Vanessa lives in New York with her husband and five children.

Length: 46:54

[1:46] - Bringing people together.
[2:32] - Maternal health. Christy Turlington. Every Mother Counts.
[5:30] - On maintaining her identity and honoring her voice, as a mother of five.
[12:02] - Paying attention to your needs as a small act of rebellion.
[15:09] - Founding Nushu. Gathering women together. Allowing space for vulnerability. On going first.
[21:33] - On noticing what underlying values are at play: achievement vs. resting.
[23:14] - Energy Medicine and kids.
[26:48] - Bedtime with family.
[29:33] - Spending time apart from kids.
[30:38] - What needs healing. On loving our whole selves.
[34:30] - Favorite view. Finding flow.
[36:13] - Prayer as a connection to source. Meditation.
[40:06] - Surfing as a way to feel alive. Fear vs physical sensation.

Resources

Nushu Society
Every Mother Counts
Energy Medicine by Dr. Jill Blakeway
Calm app
Daybreaker

Episode 28: Vanessa Cornell on the Practice You Podcast with Elena Brower

Sep 7, 2019

On mothering as hosting a human, lessons learned from repeating history, and remembering that what we’re healing was never broken.

Length: 43:02

Timecodes:

  • Experience on Veria with Got Zen TV show. [1:44]
  • Rebekah’s family. Understanding what it’s like to be an other. [3:53]
  • Motherhood. Experience of race. Belonging. Finding our way. [7:30]
  • Healing estrangement from our parents/children. Lauren Zander. Providing a soft place to land.
  • Seeing your child as a child of the Universe passing through. [10:12]
  • Foster parenting. How we are all brothers and sisters. Giving your children autonomy. [19:10]
  • Communicating directly and concisely with your partner. Lauren Zander. Radical truth. Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower’s ICBD: Intentions, Concerns, Boundaries, Dreams. [20:55]
  • On writing Managing the Motherload.<
    Celebrating all the small things that go well in parenting. [25:25]
  • What needs healing right now. [31:44]
  • Favorite view. [32:54]
  • Prayer. [34:00]
  • Relationship between action and prayer. Activism. Time. Talent. Treasure. [35:36]
  • Handel Group. Truth as liberation. [39:34]

Bio

Rebekah “Bex” Borucki is a mother of five, TV host, meditation and yoga guide, birth doula, and author of You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life: Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True Bliss (Hay House 2017) and her brand new book, Managing the Motherload: A Guide to Creating More Ease, Space, and Grace in Motherhood (Hay House 2019). Her mission is to make mental health support and stress management tools accessible to all. For more information, visit MotherloadBook.com.

Resources

https://bexlife.com
Managing the Motherload: MotherloadBook.com
Private Facebook community: BlissedInCommunity.com
You Have 4 Minutes to Change your Life by Rebekah Borucki
Voice Lessons for Parents by Wendy Mogel Ph.D.
Getting to Hell Yes by Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower
Mary Magdalene Revealed by Meggan Watterson
Handel Group and Lauren Zander

Episode 27: Rebekah Borucki on the Practice You Podcast with Elena Brower

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