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The Uplifted Yoga Podcast

Uplift your personal life and accelerate your yoga career leveraging yoga’s ancient wisdom. Explore yoga philosophy from the Yoga Sutras, the Vedas, psychology, kundalini and self-help. Brett Larkin helps you get closer to making consistent daily yoga a reality, while empowering you to acknowledge your role as a leader and healer of others. Whether you’re experiencing a kundalini awakening, resolving unprocessed trauma, suffering as a “hidden healer,” in a cycle of self-sabotage, feeling “imposter syndrome,” or stuck trying to grow your wellness business, the Uplifted Yoga podcast is where you come to slay your mindset blocks and indulge in yoga’s rich philosophy in a way that’s practical and fun. ✨Pre-Order Brett’s Book on Amazon ✨Make your yoga practice 2x more potent in 1/2 the time ✨Download your free yoga business plan Become a member at brettlarkin.com/uplifted
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Aug 30, 2023

“Trauma informed” Kundalini Yoga may sound like an oxymoron. Today, we unpack why and what to do about it. I’m joined by Uplifted Lead Teacher Trainer, E-RYT 500+  Katrina Marie, who has a background in biological sciences, somatics, and a deep love of yoga, especially Kundalini. She is the author of a meditative trauma healing journal for women, a virtual and local studio owner, and one of our very own lead teacher trainers on all three of our Uplifted trainings. Get ready to learn:

🔹Why Kundalini Yoga can lead to a break-through or break-down, depending where you’re at in your journey

🔹The Trauma Conscious Model of how to experience (or teach) Kundalini kriyas

🔹What makes Kundalini kriyas and meditations are better suited to healing trauma than others

🔹Why resiliency is overrated

🔹The difference between big “T” and little “t” trauma 

🔹Amazing trauma conscious cues you can say when teaching a Kundalini Yoga class. 

Katrina survived an eating disorder, a school shooting and an abusive marriage. Kundalini Yoga was the game changer in her healing. So many trauma survivors could benefit from Kundalini Yoga, but they are intimidated. Find out why it doesn’t have to be that way. 

 

Key trauma informed phrases from Katrina:

✅“Do ____ for as long as feels comfortable”

✅“Try this on”

✅“You have a choice to _____________”

 

*This episode assumes you know what Kundalini Yoga is and have experienced fundamental Kundalini mantras and meditations such as Kirtan Kriya. If you need help getting up to speed, please explore the recommended practices and listening below. 

 

GUEST EXPERT: Katrina Marie | https://katrinamarieyoga.com/

 

Relevant to Today’s Episode:

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🔮 300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🐍 Kundalini Demystified - On Sale!

 

PRE-ORDER MY BOOK: brettlarkin.com/yogalife

 

Mentioned Practices:

Kundalini Meditation for a Calm Heart

10-Min Meditation and Pranayama | Easy Morning Kundalini Kriya For Stress Relief

 

Blog:

How Yoga For Trauma Release Works (Uplifted Perspective)

Kirtan Kriya: Kundalini Meditation That Will Make You Feel Better

How to Resolve Intense & Traumatic Kundalini Awakening

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#264 How is Kundalini Yoga Different than Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga?

#265 What is the Kundalini Serpent? The Major Misunderstandings Demystified

#275 What Is a Kundalini Awakening - 3 Big Takeaways


© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

Aug 23, 2023

If you’ve ever done a Yoga Teacher Training or are looking to do one, you’ve most likely heard about the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali as part of the teacher training. 

Hey, maybe you’ve even heard me mention them once or twice (I talk about them a lot!)

You may wonder “Why?” or even, “What in the heck are these Yoga Sutras?!”. Well, that’s what we’re going to explore in this episode!

Anyone who has some sort of Yoga practice will find inspiration in the Yoga Sutras as these texts provide a very different perspective to the Yoga we know these days. Seasoned teachers, I promise there'll be some fresh fun facts in here for you too!

 

📱Book a Free Yoga Teacher Training Clarity Call here

 

🔮Pre-Order my Book & Get Bonuses HERE

 

Go deeper with me:

History of Yoga

Uplifted Membership (8 Limbs, Embodying the Yamas & Niyamas plan)

200-hour YTT

 

Blog: 

What are the Yoga Sutras 

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#271 What is Kriya Yoga

#156 The Secret Power of the Yoga Sutras - Conversation with Nischala Joy Devi

#188 The Yoga Sutras, Tantra & the Chakras: Understanding these Connections - Conversation with Michelle S. Fondin

 

© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

Aug 16, 2023

Kundalini yoga is a deeply spiritual practice. In fact, many say that the Kundalini process can lead to a spiritual awakening. And while spiritual enlightenment sounds like a really good thing, it can come with a whole lot of intense experiences (headaches, nausea, YUCK).

The way that yoga talks about this spiritual experience is through the Kundalini process, where prana (life force energy) moves through the subtle body (aka your spinal column) until it reaches the Sahasrara Chakra at the top of your head…

…to awaken Kundalini.

Before you go chasing the Kundalini experience (like I did), take some time to get acquainted with the Kundalini awakening process. There are a few things you should know about awakened Kundalini, first.

And then I’ll share my tips on how to use this ancient practice to achieve your own spiritual awakening too.

So buckle up. We are about to embark on a spiritual journey.

🔥 Kundalini Awakening Reel on IG

 

Go deeper with me:

Kundalini Demystified

Kundalini 200-hour YTT

Yoga for Self Mastery

 

Free Yoga Practice: 

20 Min Kundalini Yoga for Your Chakras | AWAKENING KUNDALINI & CHAKRA BALANCING

 

Blog: 

Kundalini Awakening: What Is It and How To Awaken It

How to Resolve Intense & Traumatic Kundalini Awakening

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#264 How is Kundalini Yoga Different than Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga?

#265 What is the Kundalini Serpent? The Major Misunderstandings Demystified

#138 The Secrets of Kundalini Yoga Demystified - Conversation with Kia Miller


© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

Aug 9, 2023

Yoga teachers are poor! Right?! WRONG! Today, I interview one of my Uplifted 300-Hour Alumni, Arielle Castillo, about how she kicked her yoga career into high gear, and started earning $10K a month within three years of graduation. Arielle holds nothing back. She takes up step-by-step through her career change, discovering her niche, the trial-and-error process of figuring out what to sell, and those awkward first sales calls. Go behind-the-scenes on her business, with all my prying questions, and walk away inspired. You can do this too!  

 

GUEST EXPERT: Arielle Castillo | https://www.halftimeyoga.com/

 

Go deeper with me:

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training (this is the program Arielle took!)

Uplifted Business Launchpad

Get Your Free Yoga Business Plan

 

📱Book a Free Clarity Call here

 

Blog: 

20 Awesome Ways To Make Money As A Yoga Instructor

 

© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

Aug 2, 2023

My guest today leveraged yoga to overcome 17 orthopedic surgeries and regain her mobility so she could do what she loved – hike, backpack and garden. Did you know our connection to nature is a profound tool in our healing journey? Yet nature is a tool that most yogis and yoga teachers completely overlook. 

Today, we hear Andrea’s inspiring yoga transformation story. How she shifted her mindset from a victim mentality into one of abundance, where she is now thriving. At age 50, Andrea took her first Uplifted Yoga Teacher Training, became a leader in our Uplifted Teacher Training world, got certified as a Mindful Outdoor Guide, and is teaching multiple classes at two YMCAs. In this episode, Andrea provides practical ideas about how you can take your mindfulness practice outdoors and allow nature to soothe your nervous system. She explains the parallels between yoga and spending time in nature, with lots of practical tips about how to get outside in order to shift into specific moods or emotions. Mindfulness inspired by the natural world is a perfect partner to the practices of yoga, and you’ll leave this episode inspired with easy ideas. Get her book “A Year of Mindfulness with Nature: 52-weeks of Mindfulness Ideas and Journal Prompts” on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3ML7mqi 

GUEST EXPERT: Andrea Roozekrans| www.bluesboots.com  www.yogaforrealpeople.com

@yoga.for.real.people

@takeahikeyoga

 

📱Book a Free Yoga Teacher Training Clarity Call here

 

Relevant to Today’s Episode:

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🔮 300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🐍 Yoga for Self Mastery

 

RELEVANT BLOG:

 Coping with A Chronic Condition: 8 Ways YTT Can Help

 

© 2023 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

 

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