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Practice You with Elena Brower

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Now displaying: June, 2023
Jun 24, 2023

 On working for ourselves, creating what we love and the science behind clean skincare.

  • 0:42 Introducing Lisa Mattam; a thought leader in entrepreneurship and resilience, and the advancement of women and diversity.
  • 2:20 The Mattam Group; Traveling with family and connecting with Kerala as a place of home.
  • 4:20 “Mom’s the Word: How Organizations can Change the Impact of Motherhood on Career Success”; equipping Fortune 500 companies with tools to keep women in the C-Suite and advance diversity in the workplace.
  • 7:10 Reva Seth – “The Mom Shift”; Organizations supporting mothers once they are mothers. Beginning transparent conversations about being a mother in the workplace.
  • 9:20 Mixed messages from organizations toward mothers between being flexible and being available. Find relatable role models. Granular reliability.
  • 11:20 “If they can do it, I can do it.” Rewriting the narrative of being old. Getting wiser, smarter, better at managing everything in your life, and more beautiful.
  • 13:35 Your 40s are when you finally get to know yourself and see what you’re capable of. Braver and softer. Launching Sahajan in 2015.
  • 15:30 Sahajan; Cleansing Oil, Balance Toner, Face Serum, Beauty Oil.
  • 18:05 Contributing valuable ingredients and providing the opportunity to transform our skin. Using our work for advancing and growing our platforms for service.
  • 20:05 sahajan.com/elenabrower; 20% off code: ELENA; Using Moringa in the Cleansing Oil for high vitamin, nutrient and antioxidant, as well as pulling pollution in the skin.
  • 22:30 90% of people in the world live in places considered over-polluted. Oils and balms breakdown makeup and SPF. Moringa is considered a Universal oil for its cleansing and nourishing benefit.
  • 24:40 Fruit extracts in the Balance Toner – Orange, Lemon and Bilberry; In Ayurveda, fruit extracts have been used to exfoliate. Pulling out dead skin cells so that the skin can be a great canvas to absorb serums and creams.
  • 27:35 Using the toner for age spots. Brightening Mask – Turmeric, Holy Basil, Hemp Seed and Fruit Extracts. Face Serum – Triphala, Gotu Kola, and Hyaluronic acid.
  • 30:00 Triphala on the skin has adaptogenic and tridoshic characteristics with high levels of vitamin C.
  • 32:30 Gotu Kola is considered ‘age defying’ in Vedic texts. Absorbed by the skin it stimulates the production of collagen. Promotes wound healing. Hyaluronic acid is nature’s moisture magnet. Brings water back into the skin.
  • 35:10 Why am I not using clean skincare? We buy skincare because we want results. The transition of being a victim of advertising to being an educated consumer is the shift to knowing what you really need.
  • 38:10 Ayurveda is the science of life. Beauty Oil – Moringa, Hemp Seed oil, Frankincense. Reverse engineering based on the desired results.
  • 40:25 Hemp seed offers a balance to redness. In North America, ~80% of people have sensitive skin and experience a lot of redness. Frankincense is the oil of royalty. Oils lock in and protect with a barrier on the skin.
  • 42:45 Cleansing Oil, Toner, Serum, Beauty Oil – Cruelty free. In Ayurveda, honey and beeswax are revered for their ability to strengthen and heal the skin.
  • 44:20 Lip Karma working in partnership with Plan International’s Because I Am Girl Initiative. Every Lip Karma purchased provides one day of school for a girl

Lisa Mattam is a proven and passionate entrepreneur. Named by Profit Magazine as one of the Top Ten Emerging Women Entrepreneurs in Canada and recognized by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce as Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Lisa has become a thought leader in entrepreneurship and resilience, and the advancement of women and diversity. She is a frequent commentator on these topics and has been quoted in a variety of media including Fast Company, The Globe and Mail, CBC, and The Toronto Star.

With her first venture The Mattam Group, she grew a consulting firm with clients in Canada, the US, Latin America, and the UAE. More specifically, she equipped Fortune 500 companies like Walmart with the tools to keep women in the C-Suite and advance diversity in the workplace. Notably, she co-authored the report, “Mom’s the Word: How Organizations can Change the Impact of Motherhood on Career Success” and was a contributor to the book, “Five Good Ideas”, published by Coach House Books. Building on that success, Lisa launched Sahajan, an evidence-based natural skincare line based on the Ancient Science of Ayurveda.

With Sahajan, Lisa brings together her entrepreneurial background and her knowledge from over 15 years working in and consulting to the pharmaceutical industry to create a skincare collection that since its launch has been featured in Vogue Paris, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Forbes, and is distributed in Canada and the US in retailers such as Indigo, The Detox Market & The Bay. Lisa was the only Canadian to be selected for Sephora’s Inaugural Beauty Accelerator. In 2021, The Atelier named her Entrepreneur of the Year and BMO offered a grant to Sahajan for her leadership in Beauty x Sustainability.

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Jun 10, 2023

On Energetic Healing, tools for self healing and a framework for energy centers in the body.

  • 2:05 Shifting from doctor to healer; Biodynamics and synchronizing with the health of the patient.
  • 4:15 Moving into energy healing; transitioning into this new soul assignment. Synchronizing with people over Zoom; seeing the benefit of self treatment and sharing it with others.
  • 7:15 Becoming sensitive enough to work on ourselves. Learning the skill set of tuning in.
  • 9:40 4 Tools: 1) Attention/Intention – Directing the flow of Biophotons with focus. Connecting with the intention of those you are working with.
  • 11:45 Framework for Energy Centers: Central Channel, Earth Star, Sun Star, Electromagnetic Biofield, Physical Body. Learning to clear the system to restore the resonance/harmony of love and coherence.
  • 14:02 The flow of the river becomes more robust and active. The role of the healer is to irrigate the withering fields. Biofield tuning. Gathering leaking light back to the central channel of the body to integrate energy back to circulation.
  • 17:00 Feeling into the body for self healing. As humans, we underestimate what we are capable of healing within the body. Reclaiming power as energetic sensitives.
  • 19:15 The reason we have come here is to evolve and to expand consciousness. This time on the planet is the time for us to leap forward as vibrational beings.
  • 20:30 Restoring the Health Within Series – Energetic Osteopathy ; Evolve and Heal The Body Series; https://www.centersforenergetichealing.com/
  • 23:00 Using Magnetic Hands to direct the flow of energy through the tissues in the body.

Doctor Jess is a 2005 graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine who recognized her path to become a doctor early in her life. She is an avid athlete and health enthusiast who has always been passionate about the human body, and especially the intricacies of the musculoskeletal system. This interest led her to receive board certifications in both Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

After nearly two decades of working in the fields of regenerative medicine, cranial and biodynamic osteopathy, she began bridging her services with energy medicine and healing in early 2020. She has since transitioned from an in-person private practice to an energetic teaching and healing platform where she works mostly with individuals and groups non-locally.

She is entirely committed to empowering others to heal themselves by teaching them about their bodies and how to work within them energetically. She offers group healing sessions so others can experience what it feels like to have energy move within their bodies, and then hands them the energetic healing tools and practices to self heal.

Doctor Jess integrates and bridges the worlds of modern medicine with the energetic fields, and offers you a collaborative healing experience, empowering you to take ownership of your life and body and learn how to heal from the inside out.

Jun 3, 2023

On the creation of what's alive for you, and the gifts you give when you follow your truth.

  • 3:20 Ayurvedic teaching for women; Maya Tiware (formerly Mother Maya)
  • 6:00 Living in world of masculine energy, and finding balance through working with Divine Feminine; Not getting stuck in the seat of the teacher
  • 8:40 Hierarchies within online communities; maintaining equal respect for every member of the community.
  • 11:00 https://www.bhaktirose.com.au/; Ayurveda Goddess; Yoga of Birth
  • 13:00 The evolution of parenting 5 children; showing up as you are in the world extending into the online space
  • 15:50 Dropping into gratitude for present moment experiences; Am I giving my children enough quality attention?
  • 18:10 Not saying yes to many things we don’t want to do; modeling behaviors for becoming autonomous humans instead of being stuck in situations that aren’t serving.
  • 20:40 Creating a summit – the joy of bringing together wonderful teachers for students. Replicating the joy of in person gatherings with online summits.
  • 24:10 Acknowledging the good fortune of learning in community pre-pandemic.

Katie Rose is a yoga teacher, ayurveda guide and author with over 25 years of experience in the world of wellness. She holds accreditation with both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia as a registered experienced yoga teacher and teacher trainer with many thousands of teaching hours under her belt. She is a doula and teacher for the Australian Doula College.

Katie was the manager of the prestigious TriYoga centre in London before moving to Sydney and opening Samadhi Yoga in 2004 followed by Jivamukti Yoga Sydney which at its peak was a four-studio business and is still a thriving community today.

Her popular online courses have helped hundreds of women from all over the world in empower themselves. Much of Katie’s work focuses on the Australian seasons, landscape and Indigenous culture and she has a keen passion for respecting First Nation’s wisdom as well as animal rights and the environment. Katie has spent many years studying in India, the UK, America and Australia. She has had the honour and blessing of learning with some of the best yoga and ayurveda teachers in the world from some of the strongest, most authentic lineages.

She is the founder and host of the annual Bhakti Women’s Online Yoga Summit and the author of several internationally available books published by Rockpool Publishing including Mindful Living and The Yoga of Birth.

Katie helps women go from feeling stuck and overwhelmed to living a life that is vibrant, creative and abundant. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and her five children in a loud and busy household where her meditation practice keeps her sane.

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