Alex McRobs, known as Sober Yoga Girl, is a former party girl turned international yoga teacher and sober lifestyle coach. Originally from Canada, Alex spent her twenties partying in Dubai, the land of bottomless brunch and unlimited drinks. Alex now supports other women in finding spirituality and sobriety through Sober Girls Yoga - which is part of The Mindful Life Practice, an international online yoga community she founded. In this podcast Alex will offer weekly episodes with insight into her life and journey, including stories, strategies, and sometimes with special guests. Dive into topics such as triggers around alcohol, yoga philosophy, speaking to family and friends and mental health. You’re not alone - and in being her open, authentic self, Alex helps others find and feel that. How to connect with Alex: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sobergirlsyoga Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmcrobs/ Join the Sober Girls Yoga Community Here: https://www.themindfullifepractice.com/sober-girls-yoga
Stop Stretching: Yoga for Pain with Yogi Aaron
In this episode Alex sits down with Yogi Aaron, who's lived many lives in his yoga career! From growing up in Canada, to founding Nude Yoga in NYC, to owning Blue Osa in Costa Rica, to now developing a system for reducing pain in yoga. Tune into this episode to learn why we should stop stretching, what techniques Aaron recommends for managing pain, and more. You can buy Aaron's book here: https://amzn.to/3HiRnwA and learn more about his work here: https://yogiaaron.com/
The First Four Yoga Sutras Explained
Are you curious about the Yoga Sutras? I've had a TON of people asking me about my Sutra Study Course. Two people asked me today if they could still register even though the deadline has passed! So I've made a decision to extend the registration deadline since I won't offer this course again until 2024. In this episode today I explain the first four yoga sutras and provide my insights and reflections on them. If you're curious about the Yoga Sutra Study course, I'm opening up a one week late registration window. You can sign up here - after that registration will close! https://themindfullifepractice.com/yoga-sutra-study Here's a crash course of the first four sutras we've learned about in the course - there are 196 sutras, so this is barely even scratching the surface!
Three Ways to Give Service in Sobriety Without Doing AA
Service is a fundamental aspect of the AA method - and it actually has proven benefits to support our health & wellbeing. How can you give service in your sober journey without being part of AA? In this episode I provide three ways you can give service without joining a traditional recovery program. If you're curious about our next Yoga Teacher Training, it begins in mid-February, and the link is here! https://www.themindfullifepractice.com/online-200-hour-yoga-teacher-training
Becoming the Dubai Matchmaker with Christiana Maxion
Meet Christiana Maxion - one of Alex's friends in Dubai! Alex had Christiana on an earlier podcast episode and she spoke about her sober journey. In today's episode, Christiana shares her entrepreneurial journey - from being a teacher in Abu Dhabi to becoming an Entrepreneur. You can connect with Christiana at christianamaxion.com. You can connect with Alex to discover the type of entrepreneur coaching she offers at: https://www.themindfullifepractice.com/entrepreneur-mastermind
How to Open Your Own Yoga Studio with Amanda Chisholm, founder of Pure Balance Bathurst
Meet Amanda Chisholm - one of Alex's friends from her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, back in 2014! Alex and Amanda met at Yandara, where Alex hosts the annual Mindful Life Practice Yoga Retreat. Since graduating from the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Amanda has gone on to be a successful yoga studio owner in Bathurst, New Brunswick. Listen to this episode to learn about Amanda's journey to becoming an entrepreneur and what she learned along the way! You can connect with Amanda on Instagram @amandachisholmyoga.
Business Secrets from Jojo Maisie, Founder of Body by Jojo
In this episode, Alex sits down with her Master Trainer from when she trained to be a Barre Instructor, Jojo Maisie! Jojo and Alex were both freelancing yoga/fitness instructors pre-covid. Both of them built online businesses over the course of the pandemic. Jojo founded Body By Jojo which can be found here: https://www.bodybyjojo.com/
In this episode, Alex interviews Jojo about her journey as an entrepreneur. This episode was recorded live as part of our BYOB Summit (Be Your Own Boss!). In the second half of the interview, some of our audience members ask Jojo questions. You can connect with Jojo on Instagram at: @bodybyjojo.
You can connect with Alex to discover the type of entrepreneur coaching she offers at: https://www.themindfullifepractice.com/entrepreneur-mastermind
For anyone going on the sober journey or even just thinking about it, ALEX IS YOUR GIRL!!!!!!!! Amazing podcast !
An important conversation to have
When Alex started the SYG conversation around going sober, it opened the space to talk about the experience and social dynamics that give alcohol the privilege it enjoys over us. It's about the personal choice that respects alcohol consumers alike, and separating it from conforming to family or cultural norms. It's an important conversation to have.
I love Alex’s down to earth practical approach, and the range of guests so far have been really interesting. Thanks Alex 💕