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What is a spiritual practice? How does it work? How will it improve my life? How will deepening my self-care transform me? What strategies can I use to improve my life, increase my health and create wellness? How can craft a life that I love?

The Finding Harmony Podcast gets to the root of all these questions. Each episode is full of inspiration, humour, honest observations, and actionable steps that you can integrate to enhance your experience of self-love, develop a connection to Spirit, and create a life you truly love.

Finding Harmony Podcast Harmony Slater

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

What is a spiritual practice? How does it work? How will it improve my life? How will deepening my self-care transform me? What strategies can I use to improve my life, increase my health and create wellness? How can craft a life that I love?

The Finding Harmony Podcast gets to the root of all these questions. Each episode is full of inspiration, humour, honest observations, and actionable steps that you can integrate to enhance your experience of self-love, develop a connection to Spirit, and create a life you truly love.

    Kintsugi with Mae Yoshikawa

    Kintsugi with Mae Yoshikawa

    Kintsugi means “golden journey.” It’s the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by binding the pieces back together with lacquer mixed with powdered gold. As a philosophy, it treats the breakage and repair of something as part of the history of an object, rather than something to be disguised, discarded and forgotten.

    This is exactly what Mae Yoshikawa has courageously done with the pieces of her life’s story, time and time again. And what remains is the most exquisite work of art to behold.

    We dive into a discussion of what feminine spirituality looks like. Just as her inspiration, the late guru Sri Anandamayi Ma, our guest today, Mae Yoshikawa, also embodies this eternal nature of divine joy.

    One of the most pleasurable things about speaking with Mae, besides that ineffable joy mentioned above, is her acute insight into her own personality, and her own pain.

    She speaks eloquently about how much she embraces the delicious rudeness of the American side of her personality when speaking English; which is quite different from the modest, proper clarity that comes from speaking Japanese. And, how now she seeks to integrate the two sides of herself into one professional person of the world.

    Late in today’s episode, Mae speaks about her status as a widow and what that means for her as well (be sure to listen all the way… so not to miss both the beautiful and tragic events that broke her heart wide open).

    Her ability to recognize her suffering and orchestrate her healing, and then to unfurl that joy in her and in all of us, is an absolute inspiration to us humans.

    Mae is an author, yoga & meditation practitioner, teacher, and  mother. In 2006, Mae became the first Japanese woman to be authorized by  KPJAYI, the founding school of Ashtanga Yoga in India. Having graced 42  consecutive covers and penning a widely popular column for Japanese Yogini magazine  from 2003~2013, Mae helped to spearhead a cultural shift in  Japan—making sure that yoga would not be seen merely as physical  exercise, but rather as a holistic practice and lifestyle that would  restore health and balance to the busy lives of modern people.  Currently, she is known as the face of adidas yoga as well as being the  founder of vedatokyo.com, a premier online studio that offers yoga, zazen, and a variety of other wellness programs.

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    • 2 hrs 31 min
    Kayoko Mitsumatsu: Yoga Gives Back

    Kayoko Mitsumatsu: Yoga Gives Back

    Kayoko was born in Tokyo as the country was rebuilding after WWII. She moved many times with her family to different parts of Japan, as her father was transferred to various jobs within the banking industry. She grew up in a very traditional Japanese family, which meant she intimately experienced the differences between how girls were treated compared with boys. For example, she explained her dismay to her mother as her brother was put in a far superior school then she was, and he mother simply said “this is the way it is.”

    In 2006, Kayoko became fascinated with yoga asana and philosophy. It occurred to her that she could use her abilities to help others. Her heart was calling her to reach the under-served women and children of India, those who lived in the motherland of her dear Yoga.

    In the beginning it started off as simply an idea of offering one yoga class to help raise money to support women and children in India. At the time, Kayoko had no idea that this tiny calling of her heart would expand and grow into a global movement that is now called “Yoga Gives Back.”

    Her passion to give voice to the voiceless has changed the lives of so many women and children, and birthed the mantra — “For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life. “

    After doing a documentary on Microfinancing with Dr. Muhammad Yunus, from Bangladesh (who was the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize) she realized that if you give $10/month to women in India through small loans (which the traditional banking industry would never offer) you could not only change the life of the woman who received the money, but the future of her children, and her community, because she will employee other women, who will reinvest in their children.

    Now, her dream has become a non-profit organization called: Yoga Gives Back. It has supporting communities in over 30 different countries. Over the last 15 years, Yoga Gives Back has empowered over 2400 mothers and children in India. Their programs advance women’s rights and interrupt the cycle of poverty by empowering women and children in India with basic education, scholarships for higher education, and microloans for businesses.

    Buddha Nature is something Kayoko embodies and we are so happy to share her benevolence and abundantly open-heart with you here today!

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    The Finding Harmony Podcast is hosted, edited and produced by Harmony Slater and co-hosted by Russell Case.
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Back to the Future with Krista Shirley

    Back to the Future with Krista Shirley

    We are delighted to introduce you to our dear friend Krista Shirley. Currently residing in Orlando, Florida, Russell met her years ago, while recruiting teachers for the Jois Foundation. Harmony insists she knew her first (and evidently all our friends knew Harmony first and better!) - LOL

    Krista is a voracious learner and she takes this infectious energy, AAA-type personality, to her whole life, business, motherhood, and Ashtanga yoga practice. If it can be said of anyone, it has never been more true when it comes to Krista: She embodies the energy of Wonder Woman.

    It’s always a shock for a lady like this to be confronted with a truly obliterating obstacle. Krista incurred a debilitating should injury. She tried many therapeutic interventions, nothing worked. She couldn’t lift her arm. She went through a series of seven surgeries in the time span of a year, which left her paralyzed by pain, and completely without any ability to practice the physical aspect of yoga.

    And so… What does one have left after that? Who are you? What are you? What’s next?

    In this episode, Krista answers all these questions and we find out so much more!



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    The Finding Harmony Podcast is hosted, edited and produced by Harmony Slater and co-hosted by Russell Case.
    A big heart of thanks to our friends, family, and students from around the world, who’ve generously supported this podcast through your comments, sharing, and financial donations. Your contributions have allowed us to keep our podcast ad and sponsor free. Creating, editing and producing each episode takes a lot of time. It is a labor of love. And would not be possible without your kind support.

    If you’ve enjoyed today’s podcast, please consider supporting our future episodes by making a donation. Every little bit goes a long way and we are immensely grateful for any and all of your support. Make A Donation   - harmonyslater.com/donate

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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Kaitlyn rose: Somatic Alchemy & Healing Trauma

    Kaitlyn rose: Somatic Alchemy & Healing Trauma

    Kaitlyn Rose Holsapple believes that the body is our most sacred guide. Her work now is focused on helping others integrate their past pains so these hidden shadows no longer subconsciously drive the choices in life. As a Somatic Yoga Therapist, she helps clients connect with the innate, intuitive wisdom of the body. This wisdom is present in “every” body, and helps up to organically move stages of healing.

    Our guest today, Kaitlyn, is someone who recovered from PTSD as a result of being victimized by sexual assault. Prior to this she had always felt disassociated from her body, due to experiencing sexual abuse as a young child, which surfaced through her healing journey through yoga and somatic therapy.  The steps she took on her own healing journey has informed her understanding that the path of personal integration can often feel confusing and dark. As a teacher of somatic yoga therapy, she knows intimately how we need experienced guides to help us shine light onto the painful shadow side of ourselves and many of those experiences we would rather not look at.

    We’re talking about sexuality, pleasure, intimacy, plant medicines, trauma, healing, and what it takes to become whole.

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    The Finding Harmony Podcast is hosted, edited and produced by Harmony Slater and co-hosted by Russell Case.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Miranda Mitchell: Human Design

    Miranda Mitchell: Human Design

    Miranda Mitchell is an Energetic Alignment Coach and Traditional and Quantum Human Design™ Specialist who helps thought leaders align energetically so that they step into creating more impact with sustainability and ease. Before becoming a Human Design Coach, Miranda was a personal trainer and Ashtanga yoga professional, assisting with Krista Shirley in Orlando Florida!

    In today’s episode you’ll learn about Human Design and how it can help you in your life. We’re also talking about injuries, recovery, and knowing when it’s time to let go.

    Miranda followed a jagged path to personal freedom. Eventually escaping an abusive relationship with her two young boys in tow, she found strength in weight-training and emotional healing through her Ashtanga yoga practice.

    It wasn’t an easy road that guided her into leadership coaching and Human Design, but it was exactly the path she needed to develop an internal sense of ease and love for herself, which she now so skilfully offers to others.

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    The Finding Harmony Podcast is hosted, edited and produced by Harmony Slater and co-hosted by Russell Case.
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    Your contributions have allowed us to keep our podcast ad and sponsor free. Creating, editing and producing each episode takes a lot of time. It is a labor of love. And would not be possible without your kind support.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    John & Julia Scott: Stand Fast Together in Love

    John & Julia Scott: Stand Fast Together in Love

    If you thought you knew John and Julia Scott, you’re going to get a whole new look into their personalities here on our podcast today. You’ll hear about John Scott’s roots growing up in New Zealand and the similarities between clans, even from different parts of the world. Our conversation looks at how ancient rituals from different cultures effect us still to this day.

    We’re asking some difficult questions, like can anyone ever really teach you anything? And how can you claim your own sovereignty and self-responsibility?

    John talks about how when we’re in alignment with our natural selves we coexist with nature, but when we live from a place of ego we can’t help but destroy the planet. We need to stop ‘the doing’ and start ‘the being.’

    We’re all programmed to be something, or do something, but this creates a sense of separateness. Like actors lost in playing a part and creating a separate reality we’ve lost site of who we truly are.

    What is the key to connecting back with our true self?

    The sound.

    If we can listen on a pure level, we will understand that everything is already perfect.

    Come sit with us by the proverbial campfire, as we tell stories and discuss philosophy, there is always something new to share… And we’re still learning. ❤

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    The Finding Harmony Podcast is hosted, edited and produced by Harmony Slater and co-hosted by Russell Case.
    A big heart of thanks to our friends, family, and students from around the world, who’ve generously supported this podcast through your comments, sharing, and financial donations. If you’ve enjoyed today’s podcast, please consider supporting our future episodes by making a donation. Every little bit goes a long way and we are immensely grateful for any and all of your support.

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    Opening & Closing music by Nick Evans.

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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