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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 226 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!

    246: Recapping the Dr. Stacy Sims Interview

    246: Recapping the Dr. Stacy Sims Interview

    Our interview with Dr. Stacy Sims was a banger! We got numerous emails and messages from our audience expressing how powerful the conversation was. Kathryn and Chris sat down to recap a handful of the main points that really stood out and give more practical context for those of you wanting to integrate this knowledge further. If you have not yet listened to Ep. 245 go do that now, then come back for this one!
    To learn more about our upcoming Strength & Conditioning Program beginning April 17th click here.
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    For all other Mindful Strength offerings including our membership platform and 1-1 coaching click here.

    • 35 min
    245 Dr. Stacy Sims: Strength, Conditioning and Nutrition for Postmenopause

    245 Dr. Stacy Sims: Strength, Conditioning and Nutrition for Postmenopause

    Today we welcome one of our favourite researchers, teachers and speakers, Dr. Stacy Sims! In this episode Kathryn and Dr. Sims talk about what makes female physiology so unique and why strength and conditioning are essential for longevity. They tackle popular topics like intermittent fasting, 10,000 steps a day, exercising on an empty stomach and the keto diet. Dr. Sims speaks about the importance of heavy loading and multi-directional impact for muscle and bone health, and why yoga and low impact are not enough. They iron out how much protein women in this stage of life need, how to absorb more water without peeing so often, and much more. It was a huge honour to interview Dr. Sims, Kathryn and the whole team are huge fans of her work.
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    STACY T. SIMS, MSC, PHD, is a forward-thinking international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women. Dr. Sims has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, several books and is a regularly featured speaker at professional and academic conferences, including those by USOC and USA Cycling. 
    Stacy currently holds a Senior Research Associate position with SPRINZ- AUT University, supervises PhD students, writes academic papers, and is on the advisory board of some cutting edge companies including Tonal Strength Institute, WILD.AI, and EXOS.  She also has her own business (www.drstacysims.com) where she creates and delivers online learning material focused on women training with their physiology across the lifespan. 
    Click here to follow Dr. Sims on Instagram
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    To learn more about how you can work directly, with us we have an upcoming program beginning April 17th on Strength & Conditioning click here to learn more.

    • 50 min
    244 Dr. Caitlin Casella: Progressive Exercise for Osteoarthritis

    244 Dr. Caitlin Casella: Progressive Exercise for Osteoarthritis

    In this episode Dr. Caitlin Casella and Kathryn talk about what osteoarthritis is, and how you can use progressive exercise to help manage pain, inflammation, and feel more robust in daily life. Most of what we have been taught about osteoarthritis relates to "wear and tear" but as you will learn in this interview, there's so much more to the story. 
    Main points you will learn about...
    Pain science as it relates to structural changes in joints Knee joints specifically Beginning exercise even when pain is present How gentle aerobic exercise can be a great place to begin, before heading into strength training More on systemic inflammation and it's role in osteoarthritis The low impact craze and why it's essential to gradually progress impact training You can follow Caitlin on Instagram here.
    Learn more about her work by clicking here.
    Caitlin Casella is a physical therapist in New York City. After a 14 year career teaching yoga and mentoring yoga teachers, Caitlin transitioned into other systems of holistic movement, somatics, strength and conditioning. Through this evolution, she experienced firsthand how beneficial strength training and cardio conditioning can be—not only on a physical level—but mentally, for emotional stability, pain management, and a confidence boost that extends beyond physical endeavors. 
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    To learn more about Mindful Strength, our weekly online classes, online strength programs and 1-1 coaching click here!
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    • 49 min
    243 Dr. Stephanie Carter Kelley: Holistic Perspectives on Lower Back Pain

    243 Dr. Stephanie Carter Kelley: Holistic Perspectives on Lower Back Pain

    Dr. Stephanie Carter Kelley is back on the podcast this time for a conversation about lower back pain, pain science, the multi-factorial nature of pain and how culture deeply effects our pain experiences. Stephanie takes a truly holistic approach to treating pain, as a movement teacher and clinician. This episode will have you reflecting on pain in more nuanced ways and understanding how fear and avoidance influence pain.
    To listen to Stephanie's first episode on osteoporosis, Ep. 214 click here.
    To learn more about Stephanie's work and courses, click here.
    To follow her on Instagram click here.
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    To learn more about Mindful Strength and how you can work with Kathryn, click here!

    • 45 min
    242 Trina Altman: From bands to barbells, why building strength really matters

    242 Trina Altman: From bands to barbells, why building strength really matters

    In this episode Kathryn and Trina talk about shifting from lighter weights and bands to coaching clients using heavy weights and barbells. Both came from yoga/pilates and have been incorporating strength training into their classes and programs for years. They talk about why building strength and progressing to heavier weights is highly beneficial, even if it seems a bit scary at first. Trina also shares about how her training and nutrition have changed through her 50's and into peri menopause. 
    Trina Altman is a movement educator who helps teachers tap into their own brilliance and understand how to break the rules, so they can create new and inventive exercises and classes to meet their students’ needs. Trina is the author of Yoga Deconstructed, a trainer, and the creator of online courses that can be found on her website.
    To learn more about Trina, her book, courses and work click here.
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    To learn more about Mindful Strength and how to work with Kathryn click here.

    • 41 min
    Dr. Scotty Butcher: Energy Systems, Conditioning & Metabolic Health

    Dr. Scotty Butcher: Energy Systems, Conditioning & Metabolic Health

    Today we welcome one of Kathryn's mentors, Dr. Scotty Butcher back to the podcast for a conversation about energy systems. Every time you move, your body is using and re-synthesizing energy. Learn where that energy comes from and why high intensity exercise has metabolic and muscle building benefits. Scotty will help you understand aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, balancing strength and conditioning, and what is actually fuelling your training. You will also learn why mid-workout rest breaks are vital to replenish energy in order to feel successful and efficient in exercise.
    To learn more about Dr. Scotty Butcher click here.
    To listen to Scotty's first interview (ep. 172) click here
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    To learn more about Mindful Strength, our online classes and practice deck click here.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

Mameko ,

Approachable, safe and thorough expertise

Excellent podcast whether you’re a beginner, old hand or ‘lapsed’ at exercising and incorporating strength training. I like that there are short one topic episodes as well as long form interviews that help me build confidence and reconnect with enjoying mindful strength training.
Merci beaucoup! ^_^v

Reader in yvr ,

Tons of great conversations to hear

This covers so many different aspects of body/mind practices and is a chance to explore really broadly. Well worth listening.

Shushma ,

Interesting, thought-provoking, variety, easy to absorb

I love listening to this podcast. The variety of topics is interesting and I find that I either learn something new or have a new idea for contemplation. Thanks for hosting Kathryn and Kyle!

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