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A Grateful Life

  • Merridy Woodroffe - On Celebrating Yoga

    24 JUN. 2024 · I like to think I'm a feminist, but my guest on today's podcast episode really called me out on something important! Today’s episode is to celebrate our sponsor, Yoga Australia’s 25th year anniversary. And joining us is their Vice President, Merridy Woodroffe. Merridy is a wife, a dog mum, a lawyer, an ashtanga yoga practitioner and a yoga therapist, as well as being the vice president of Yoga Australia.  Right at the beginning of the episode, Merridy calls me Dr Lauren, and when I tell her she can just call me Lauren, she very gently calls me out on it and points out how important it is to honour our titles and the hard work that comes behind them, especially for women who often underplay their achievements! So it made me rethink how I might be undermining myself by asking people to drop the doctor title! I would describe Merridy as a multi-passionate individual, and in the interview, we explore how she brings the many facets of herself and her varied interests into her life and work, including yoga teaching, lawyering and being a tailor. We also explore what yogic wisdom and practices she draws on to help her to manage the stress of being a lawyer, the ‘meditation flight’ she was part of organising for Virgin Australia, how the landscape of yoga in Australia has changed over the past 25 years and what to look out for if you’re thinking of taking a yoga teacher training course. We had such a fun time in this episode! Find out more about Yoga Australia, and all the wonderful work Merridy and the team are doing at https://www.yogaaustralia.org.au Pre-order a copy of my new book Mental Health Aware Yoga: A Guide for Yoga Teachers at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/book Join the 2024 Yoga Skills for Health Professionals training at https://www.yogaskillsforhealthprofessionals.com Join the waitlist for the next online Mental Health Aware Yoga training, starting in October 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online   Join the waitlist for the next hybrid Mental Health Aware Yoga Training in Byron Bay in March 2025 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/hybrid Check out the Yoga Psychology Institute calendar at https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com/calendar This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice or training. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance or come and join one of our programs at the Yoga Psychology Institute for professional training.
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  • Stephanie Lopez - On Time and Spaciousness for Burnout Recovery

    17 JUN. 2024 · With so many of you reaching out to me to share your stories of deep fatigue and burnout, I’m delighted to share another episode on this very important topic. In today’s episode, you’ll hear a very personal conversation with a dear teacher, mentor and friend Stephanie Lopez. I met Stephanie around 10 years ago when she first came to Australia to teach an iRest meditation training, and it is not an exaggeration to say that this training with Stephanie and Richard Miller changed my life, both personally and in the way I work. Ten years later, it still infuses my understanding of yoga, psychology and how to be a human in the world. Stephanie (she/her) is the Senior Advisor of Philosophy and Learning, and a Senior Trainer at the iRest Institute. She’s also a Gestalt psychotherapist, certified yoga therapist, and world-leading meditation teacher who has presented meditation at Google, Spotify, UC Berkeley and more, and is a contributing author of Yoga Nidra Meditations. In our conversation today, Stephanie shares with us her own journey with burnout and recovery, and how surprising this was as a therapist and meditation teacher, and what really helped her to navigate these difficult times. Connect with Stephanie at https://www.irest.org Find the dates for all our latest offerings at the Yoga Psychology Institute at https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com  Find out more about my new book Mental Health Aware Yoga: A Guide for Yoga Teachers at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/book  Join the 2024 Yoga Skills for Health Professionals training at https://www.yogaskillsforhealthprofessionals.com Join the waitlist for the next online Mental Health Aware Yoga training, starting in October 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online   Join the waitlist for the next hybrid Mental Health Aware Yoga Training in Byron Bay in March 2025 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/hybrid  Get started on the Meditation, Pure + Simple online course with Dr Lauren Tober at https://www.meditationpuresimple.com  Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia, at https://yogaaustralia.org.au  This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice or training. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance or come and join one of our programs at the Yoga Psychology Institute for professional training.
    Escuchado 58m 18s
  • Leila Stuart - On Midlife Burnout and Recovery

    4 JUN. 2024 · With so much information at our fingertips these days, you would think that we would know a thing or two about self-care. But so many women I know are experiencing burnout in midlife. When I shared my own experience about coming a little too close to burnout for comfort last year, Leila Stuart reached out to me and shared about her own experience with burnout, chronic fatigue and recovery. So of course I invited her to come and share her wisdom with us all on the podcast! Leila is a clinical massage therapist, yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and as the co-author of the book Pathways to a Centered Body with Donna Farhi, and the author of a new book Experiential Anatomy: Therapeutic Applications of Embodied Movement and Awareness, she is really a pioneer in the field of embodied movement education.  Listen in to this enlightening episode to hear Leila share about her personal experience of burnout in her 40s, an experience that took her around 15 years to recover from, and also about the big mindset shift that made all the difference in her healing journey. She also shares some hard-won recommendations for identifying and recovering from burnout, that you really don’t want to miss! Connect with Leila Stuart at https://leilastuart.com  Check out the dates for all our latest offerings at the Yoga Psychology Institute at https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com  Find out more about my new book Mental Health Aware Yoga: A Guide for Yoga Teachers at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/book  Join the waitlist for the 2024 Yoga Skills for Health Professionals training at https://www.yogaskillsforhealthprofessionals.com Join the waitlist for the next online Mental Health Aware Yoga training, starting in October 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online   Join the waitlist for the next hybrid Mental Health Aware Yoga Training in Byron Bay in March 2025 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/hybrid  Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia, at https://yogaaustralia.org.au  This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice or training. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance or come and join one of our programs at the Yoga Psychology Institute for professional training.
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  • Susanna Barkataki - On Cultural Appropriation and Yoga

    8 ABR. 2024 · Am I contributing to the cultural appropriation of yoga? As a white yoga student and teacher, how can I do better? These are questions that I’ve been wrestling with over the past two decades of practicing and teaching yoga, and so I’m delighted to be speaking to Susanna Barkataki about them in this podcast episode. Susanna (she/her) is a teacher, coach, inclusivity promoter, yoga culture advocate, the founder of the Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute and the author of Embrace Yoga’s Roots. In our conversation Susanna and I talk about where yoga actually comes from, the colonisation of yoga, cultural appropriation and its antidote, how we can honour the roots or lineage of yoga in our practice and teaching, even when there has been abuse in our lineage, and if it is ever appropriate to use the word namaste when teaching and practicing yoga (hint: it’s not a simple answer!). It’s such a great episode, and one that I would love all yoga practitioners and teachers to listen to, so I’m glad that you’re here! Connect with Susanna Barkataki at https://www.susannabarkataki.com  Download the free Patañjali's Eight Limbs and Mental Health Aware Yoga ebook by Dr Lauren Tober at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/8limbs/ Visit the Yoga Psychology Institute at https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com/ Find the Yoga Psychology Institute on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yogapsychologyinstitute/  Find the Yoga Psychology Institute on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yogapsychologyinstitute  Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia, at  https://yogaaustralia.org.au/  This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice or training. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance or come and join one of our programs at the Yoga Psychology Institute for professional training.
    Escuchado 57m 56s
  • Jivana Heyman - On Making Yoga Accessible

    17 MAR. 2024 · What does it mean to truly make yoga accessible? Accessible yoga is more than simply using yoga props in your classes or reminding your students that Child’s Pose is always an option. In today’s podcast episode, I’m joined by yoga teacher Jivana Heyman (he/him) from Accessible Yoga and we talk about how we can truly make our yoga classes accessible. Listen in as we explore accessible yoga as seeing ourselves and our students as whole and not in need of fixing, as diversity and representation in yoga teachers and imagery online, as teaching in a trauma-sensitive and mental health aware way, and about continuing to engage in thoughtful discussions with peers on the ethics of being a human and a teacher, in the world.  Jivana also shares about the challenges that he faced as a young gay man in the midst of the AIDS epidemic, and the ways in which yoga was such a refuge for him during this time.  We also unpack the ways in which yoga is taught, both traditionally with the guru system and more recently in the west in drop-in yoga studios, and the pros and cons of both. This is an episode not to be missed! Connect with Jivana Heyman at http://www.jivanaheyman.com Join the online Mental Health Aware Yoga training starting 25th March 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online/ Visit our Yoga Psychology Institute workshop and training calendar  https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com/calendar  Download the free Patañjali's Eight Limbs and Mental Health Aware Yoga ebook by Dr Lauren Tober at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/8limbs/ Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia, at https://yogaaustralia.org.au/  This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice or training. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance or come and join one of our programs at the Yoga Psychology Institute for professional training.
    Escuchado 56m 7s
  • Ann Swanson - On Meditation for the Real World

    11 MAR. 2024 · Want to meditate, but don’t have the time? This episode is for you! In today’s podcast episode, I sat down with Ann Swanson (she/her) to talk about all things meditation. Ann is a yoga therapist and the author of the internationally bestselling book the Science of Yoga and the brand new book Meditation for the Real World. Listen in to hear us talk about the science of meditation, how Ann’s own mental health struggles led her to the physical aspect of yoga, and then eventually to meditation, why long formal meditation practices aren’t necessarily better than frequent shorter meditations and how to practice meditation in accordance with the seasons of your life and your menstrual cycle.  As someone who has tried loads of different meditation styles, I love the way that Ann makes meditation so accessible, and really understands the science behind the why and the how of meditation. Connect with Ann Swanson at https://www.meditationfortherealworld.com Sign up to the free How to Teach Yoga for Nervous System Regulation workshop on the 15th March 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/workshop  Join the online Mental Health Aware Yoga training starting 25th March 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online/ Visit our Yoga Psychology Institute workshop and training calendar  https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com/calendar  Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia, at https://yogaaustralia.org.au/ This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice or training. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance or come and join one of our programs at the Yoga Psychology Institute for professional training.
    Escuchado 49m 36s
  • J. Brown - On God and Navigating Abuse in Spiritual Communities

    4 MAR. 2024 · In today’s podcast episode, I had intended to ask J. Brown about topics that I know him for, like ‘gentle is the new advanced’ and ‘slower is stronger’. But in this interview we ended up talking about how as a 16 year old he grappled with his mother’s cancer diagnosis, the promise he made to her before she died, what it means to receive a message or a download that guides your life, and where that message actually comes from. We talk about God, Christianity, the abuse in both Christianity and in yoga communities, if it’s possible to separate the teachings from the teacher when there’s been abuse in our lineage, and how important it is to engage in a non-hierarchical way as a teacher and with your teacher. We ask a lot of questions, and don’t necessarily have all the answers, but it’s this asking and exploring that I find so important, and so interesting. Connect with J. Brown at https://www.jbrownyoga.com Listen to Dr Lauren Tober speak on J. Brown’s Yoga Talks podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-lauren-tober-the-frontline-of-mental-health-care/id1029751323?i=1000646835424 Sign up to the free How to Teach Yoga for Nervous System Regulation workshop on the 15th March 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/workshop Join the online Mental Health Aware Yoga training starting 25th March 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online/ Visit our Yoga Psychology Institute workshop and training at https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com/calendar Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia at https://yogaaustralia.org.au/ This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice or training. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance or come and join one of our programs at the Yoga Psychology Institute for professional training.
    Escuchado 54m 18s
  • Sandra Palmer - On Living with Stage Four Cancer

    19 FEB. 2024 · Sixteen months ago, one of our beloved Mental Health Aware Yoga mentors, Sandra Palmer (she/her) was diagnosed with stage four cancer, and was told that it was likely that she had less than two years to live. In today’s episode, Sandra talks about what it was like when she was first given this diagnosis totally out of the blue, how she has navigated the landscape of grieving, treatment, the medical system, communicating to others about her diagnosis, learning to listen to her own needs, and how yoga has helped. Sandra told me that when she was first diagnosed she was seeking other people’s stories about living and thriving with cancer, and part of her reason for coming on the podcast was to share her own story to help others who are traversing similar terrain. As a psychologist and yoga teacher, Sandra also shares ways in which teachers and therapists can support their clients and students who are living with cancer through yoga. We are delighted that Sandra is feeling vibrant and well and has returned to mentoring with us for the online Mental Health Aware Yoga training, and currently supports our students in New Zealand, USA and Canada. Connect with Sandra Palmer at https://www.integrativetherapy.co.nz Sign up to the online Mental Health Aware Yoga training starting on March 25th 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online/ Join our Mental Health Aware Yoga Facebook community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mentalhealthawareyoga Visit the Yoga Psychology Institute at https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com/ Find the Yoga Psychology Institute on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yogapsychologyinstitute/ Download the free Patañjali's Eight Limbs of Mental Health Aware Yoga ebook by Dr Lauren Tober at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/8limbs/ Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia, at https://yogaaustralia.org.au/ This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance.
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  • Dr Kaitlin Harkess - On Psychoneuroimmunology and Yoga

    6 FEB. 2024 · Have you ever wondered why you tend to get sick after a busy or stressful period, and wished you could do something about it? I certainly do! If you joined me for the https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com/summit-2022-recordings/ that we held in 2022, you might have noticed towards the end of each of the week-long Summits that my voice was getting pretty scratchy. After each Summit I came down with a cold, and spent a few days in bed afterwards recovering. My guest today, Dr Kaitlin Harkess (she/her) researched yoga, stress and the immune system for her PhD thesis and is on the podcast today sharing about psychoneuroimmunology and yoga. Kaitlin is a Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher and the host of the wonderful Wisdom for Wellbeing podcast. She loves to help people develop the psychological skills they need to overcome burnout and change their life for the better. If you are interested in stress, spirituality, science, movement, health and living a good life, you are going to love this episode! Connect with Dr Kaitlin Harkess at http://www.drkaitlin.com Sign up to the online Mental Health Aware Yoga training starting on March 25th 2024 at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online/ Join our Mental Health Aware Yoga Facebook community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mentalhealthawareyoga Visit the Yoga Psychology Institute at https://www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com/ Find the Yoga Psychology Institute on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yogapsychologyinstitute/ Download the free Patañjali's Eight Limbs of Mental Health Aware Yoga ebook by Dr Lauren Tober at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/8limbs/ Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia, at https://yogaaustralia.org.au/ This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance.
    Escuchado 53m 48s
  • Lissie Turner - On Addiction and Yoga

    23 ENE. 2024 · How can yoga help us to dissolve our addictive patterns? Today I’m joined by Lissie Turner (she/her), CEO of the The Prana Project, to talk about addiction recovery and yoga. In this moving interview, Lissie shares her own journey with transforming what she describes as a 22-year drinking career during her time as a presenter on Triple J Radio, into a thirst for a profoundly calmer and more humble life. We also explore a yoga therapy perspective on overcoming addiction and what we can all do to move through our addictive patterns. Connect with Lissie Turner at https://www.lissieturner.com Connect with the Prana Project at https://www.thepranaproject.com Find out more and join the 2024 online Mental Health Aware Yoga training today at https://www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com/online/ Find out more about our wonderful sponsor, Yoga Australia, at https://yogaaustralia.org.au/ This podcast is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice or training. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalised guidance or come and join one of our programs at the Yoga Psychology Institute for professional training.
    Escuchado 1h 1m 31s

Join Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher Dr Lauren Tober for intimate conversations on life, gratitude, wellness and spirituality with some of the world's best teachers and thought leaders. Find out...

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Join Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher Dr Lauren Tober for intimate conversations on life, gratitude, wellness and spirituality with some of the world's best teachers and thought leaders.
Find out more about our work over at www.yogapsychologyinstitute.com and www.mentalhealthawareyoga.com.
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