100 episodes

Kathryn Bruni-Young grew up in the yoga community and has been teaching for over a decade. Inspired by her own life’s journey and a passion for helping all people feel more capable and confident in their bodies, Kathryn created Mindful Strength, a method that synthesizes mindfulness, strength training, yoga, movement, mobility, and body acceptance, to inform a well-rounded, embodied practice. This podcast is dedicated to sharing knowledge and fostering curiosity. Kathryn's conversations with unique and inspiring guests explore the ever evolving narratives that are yoga, movement and health. Join us!

Mindful Strength Kathryn Bruni-Young

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Kathryn Bruni-Young grew up in the yoga community and has been teaching for over a decade. Inspired by her own life’s journey and a passion for helping all people feel more capable and confident in their bodies, Kathryn created Mindful Strength, a method that synthesizes mindfulness, strength training, yoga, movement, mobility, and body acceptance, to inform a well-rounded, embodied practice. This podcast is dedicated to sharing knowledge and fostering curiosity. Kathryn's conversations with unique and inspiring guests explore the ever evolving narratives that are yoga, movement and health. Join us!

    V. Ophelia Rigault: The Grieving Process and Yoga

    V. Ophelia Rigault: The Grieving Process and Yoga

    Ophelia and Kathryn talk about grief, the grieving process and how self care and yoga can be vital parts of healing. Ophelia explains how grief is different from mental illness, and why we shouldn't set out to necessarily "get over" our grief. She also talks about who has access to yoga, and wellness practices and how we can bring self care to marginalized communities. Ophelia shares parts of her own story as a grief educator and yoga teacher.

    • 38 min
    Travis Pollen: Assessing Risk of Injury

    Travis Pollen: Assessing Risk of Injury

    Travis and Kathryn talk about injury risk factors, whether or not assessments are effective, how to define an injury, and active vs. passive range of motion. Travis critiques one of the more popular assessments and shares insights from his rehab science studies. Kathryn brings up the idea of alignment, and Travis talks about how alignment isn't what we think it is. They also discuss the current theories about closing the gap between active and passive range and how important this actually is.

    • 48 min
    Lizette Pompa: Strength Training to Complement Yoga

    Lizette Pompa: Strength Training to Complement Yoga

    Lizette Pompa and Kathryn talk about bringing weights into the yoga studio, and transitioning from a traditional asana practice to a practice that includes varied movements. Lizette talks about her transition from Bikram Yoga to functional movement, and how her perspective has evolved. They have a discussion about injuries and why strength training can be so helpful. Lizette also explains why she is passionate about strength training for women.

    • 35 min
    Christy Harrison: Diet Culture, Health At Every Size, and Social Determinants of Health

    Christy Harrison: Diet Culture, Health At Every Size, and Social Determinants of Health

    Christy and Kathryn talk about the social determinants of health, and why looking at social structures is vital to understanding health i.e. it's not all about diet and exercise. Christy talks about her experience as a dietician working specifically with people who have eating disorders, and disordered eating. She talks about diet culture, fatphobia, and weight stigma. Christy also shares about intuitive eating, and how you can understand what your body needs, rather than following rigid diet rules.

    • 51 min
    165 Madeleine Shen Lopez: Neck Anatomy and Decolonizing the Body

    165 Madeleine Shen Lopez: Neck Anatomy and Decolonizing the Body

    Madeleine and Kathryn talk about the neck, and how we can move away from rigid ideas about movement. Madeleine shares a unique anatomy exploration of the neck, as well as an exercise you can do while you listen. She also talks about decolonizing movement and the body, and what that means from the perspective of a movement teacher. This episode will encourage you to think critically about postural cues you have heard about the neck, and tune into the way YOUR body moves.

    • 46 min
    Tech Talk with Kathryn and Kyle

    Tech Talk with Kathryn and Kyle

    Kathryn and Kyle talk about the equipment they use to produce their online membership all on their own. They talk about why it's important for teachers to be learning these skills right now, and that it is possible to get good at this, even if tech or video is not your background. If you are looking for a detailed conversation on cameras, mics, and software this is the conversation for you.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

CJS837 ,

Always learning

This is one of my favourite podcasts. Kathryn talks with a diverse range of people and there is always something that perks up my curiosity and makes me want to explore more. I learn something new everything time I listen.

Jeremy YM ,

Thought Provoking

I’ve been looking for a podcast to listen to while doing tasks like the dishes etc. I tried a few different ones in fitness and mindfulness and found that I couldn’t get into them. But since finding Kathryn’s podcast I’ve been listening to 2-3 episodes a week and even look forward to the boring tasks at work because it means I can listen to the podcast! I really like the critical thought that’s applied and the lack of attachment to any dogma, and the fact that even though many of the guests come from completely different backgrounds, because they take a holistic approach they end up back in the same place, ie the body and the brain.

A few times the starts of the episodes have been a little slow but then something will come up that I’ve never thought of before and the conversation has been intriguing.

Because of the podcast I’ve been walking barefoot more, started using toe separators and focused on breathing through my nose more as well as trying just get a variety of movement into my life.

Frenchie Frog ,

Great talks!

Kathryn Bruni Young’s interviews are always very informative, and her choice of guests is always really interesting. My favorite podcast!!

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