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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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Jun 26, 2024

Today, I interview one of my biggest mentors, Elena Brower. I ask her about the tension many of us feel as yoga teachers: How do we honor our own personal practice (which may be morphing away from the style of yoga we’re known for), while still meeting our students' where they are? How do we not feel pigeon-holed by a certain technique or style? And trust our own voice? Listen in as we discuss:

🔹 How Elena’s teaching reached me in the most unexpected of places, changing the trajectory of my life and career

🔹 Where yoga and buddhism differ, overlap and compliment one another 

🔹Workaholism and how to craft your time to honor your own needs

We also discuss our favorite books, and ways to open up space for creativity in your life. Thank you, Elena, for your energy in this conversation. 

 

GUEST EXPERT: Elena Brower | https://elenabrower.com/ 

Mother, mentor, poet, artist, volunteer, bestselling author and host of the Practice You Podcast, Elena Brower has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. Her first book, Art of Attention, has been translated into seven languages; her second, Practice You, is a bestseller. Elena's first collection of poetry, Softening Time, was released in May 2023. 

Her yoga classes and meditations are featured on Glo. She has an Engaged Mentorship program and Perceptive Parenting audio course and she's commencing Buddhist Chaplaincy training in 2024.

 

Elena’s events mentioned:

Simplify Course

Menopause Event

Book & Website Mentioned: On Our Best Behavior by Elise Loehnen & bookshop.org

@larkinyogatv and @elenabrower

 

💖 There’s still time to grab my Yoga For Self Mastery course before live calls begin. Start your yogic makeover today => https://www.brettlarkin.com/yoga-for-self-mastery/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=ysm 

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#314 Stop Abandoning Yourself By Leveraging Yoga & Meditation

#311 Embodiment, Expression & Femininity with Alexandra Roxo

 

© 2024 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

Jun 19, 2024

It's that time of year again. The time to work with the BEST goddess to liberate you from guilt, shame, doubt, fear - KALI! Our  Kali Yoga Challenge starts in just a few days. Let's refresh your memory of this FIERCE goddess of death and rebirth. 

She’s profoundly misunderstood.

🔥 Despite how she looks, Kali is not evil - she’s the DESTROYER of evil

🔥 Kali’s entering your life NOW to strip away your illusions, fears and self-destructive tendencies

🔥 She WANTS to plunge you -- deep! -- into your innermost power and potential

So I ask…Do you want to accept this invitation to explore this ferocious goddess on the yoga mat with me for 5 powerful days?

 

💮Sign Up Free: KALI YOGA CHALLENGE Get my Kali Guidebook as an instant download.

 

Instagram: @larkinyogatv

Relevant Blog: Mother Kali: Goddess of Death, or an Inspiration?

 

© 2024 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

Jun 12, 2024

Somatic practices have become increasingly popular in recent months. You’ve probably seen something on social media about using somatics to release stored trauma and heal your body. Today we are talking about Somatic Yoga - or what I like to call Embodied Yoga. This amazing practice is all about unlocking your body’s natural intelligence and creating a self guided solution to healing habitual bracing patterns. Listen to learn the difference between traditional and somatic/embodied yoga in addition to:

🔹The origins of somatic practices

🔹How habitual bracing patterns can lead to Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) and chronic issues

🔹Practical tips to make your yoga practice more somatic NOW!

💗Get My Free Somatic Yoga Workshop  https://www.brettlarkin.com/embodiedyoga?utm_medium=social&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=embodiedyoga 



FREE Practice: Gentle Somatic Yoga for Emotional Release (10-min) - Nervous System Reset

Relevant Blog: What Is Somatic Yoga? & Somatic Coaching

 

Relevant to Today’s Episode:

💫Somatic Yoga Certification

📖 Yoga Life Book 

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🔮 300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🐍 Yoga for Self Mastery

💖 Uplifted Membership

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#300 Unraveling the Mystery of Chronic Pain for Yoga Teachers & Practitioners with Kim Patel

#296 How Ancient Primal Habits Help You Thrive with Cate Stillman

#285 Is Yoga Enough…? with Dr. Jen Fraboni

 

© 2024 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

Jun 5, 2024

As a yogi, you may consider yourself a breathwork expert. But my BFF Samantha Skelly wants you to experience the power of breathwork as its own vital modality that’s distinct and separate from your yoga or movement practice. Sam educates us on the difference between integrative and meditative breathwork, the four main breathing patterns she teaches at Pause Breathwork and how to increase our breathing stamina. 

Nerd out with us on: 

🔹Why breathing through the mouth can be good

🔹How to approach rigorous breathwork if you have high vata and/or trauma

🔹The distinct stages of a 30-min breathwork practice  

In this episode, I share some of my own deep resistance to breathwork as well as how I’ve cheated (yes!) in some of Sam’s breathwork sessions. Experience loving guidance and troubleshooting tips. Listen in!

 

GUEST EXPERT: Samantha Skelly | https://www.pausebreathwork.com/ 

 

Samantha Skelly is the founder and CEO of the multi-million dollar Breathwork and Wellness company, Pause Breathwork. She’s a highly sought-after international speaker, best-selling author, and coaching expert with a heart-centered approach to life and business. A leading authority on trauma healing and stress release, Samantha has made it her life’s mission to rid the world of anxiety so people can thrive using the power of their breath. She has trained and certified nearly 1,000 people in 27 countries in the power of breathwork, and thousands more are using the Pause Breathwork Mobile App worldwide.

 

Curious to know more about yoga’s origins? Grab my History of Yoga course to get all the tea on how this profound practice evolved from its ancient roots into what it is today. Get it here => https://www.brettlarkin.com/history-of-yoga-course/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=hoy 

 

FREE Practice: 10 Minute Kundalini Breathing Exercises | KUNDALINI YOGA TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

 

Relevant Blog: 10 Essential Types of Pranayama Breathing Techniques That You MUST Know

 

Relevant to Today’s Episode:

200-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

📚 300-hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

🐍 Kundalini 200-hour YTT

💫 Uplifted Membership

 

🎧 Also Listen to:

#248 The Art of Guided Meditations with Kelly Smith

#122 Yogic Breathing - What You Think You Know, Might be Wrong w/ Lucas Rockwood

 

© 2024 Uplifted Yoga | BrettLarkin.com

 

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