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 • 223 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!

    Kathryn & Kyle: Rebuilding your strength after time away, injury, or life changes

    Kathryn & Kyle: Rebuilding your strength after time away, injury, or life changes

    Kathryn and Kyle share how they have both gotten back into structured strength training after time off for various reasons. They share tips on how to get back in the swing without overdoing it, and how to structure your own strength practice. Other topics include super sets, the foundation movements of strength, and how many minutes it takes to get a good session in.
    To learn more about our next program Bone Builders click here.
    Bone Builders, taught by Kathryn and Kyle will teach the foundation movements of strength training, plus how to progress to heavier weights over time. Bone health depends on consistent and progressive training, that's what this program is all about.

    • 25 min
    Adam McAtee: Applying Strength & Motor Learning Research to Pilates and Yoga

    Adam McAtee: Applying Strength & Motor Learning Research to Pilates and Yoga

    Adam and Kathryn talk about Pilates, yoga, and how we can integrate current evidence into the practices we love without throwing the baby out with the bath water. Adam is on his way to becoming a physical therapist and along the path has incorporated heavy weights into his long-time Pilates career. They also talk about motor learning and how we can cue our clients to be as successful as possible during exercise.
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    If this conversation excites you click here to learn more about the Mindful Strength Teacher's Immersion 2.0. Early bird ends July 1st. This 3-month continuing education course for yoga, pilates and fitness teachers begins in October.
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    Adam lives in Long Beach, California and has been teaching Pilates since 2009. He is an internationally recognized Pilates teacher trainer for Breathe Education, holds a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and is currently studying Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Adam is the founder of various live online workshops such as “Motor Learning Strategies” & “Pain Science & Pilates
    To learn more about Adam click here.
    To follow Adam on IG click here.
     

    • 51 min
    Jules Mitchell: The Biomechanics of Strength Building

    Jules Mitchell: The Biomechanics of Strength Building

    In this episode, Kathryn and Jules talk about what strength training is (and what it isn't), strength training vs. general fitness, basic biomechanics, the practicality of learning anatomy and making sense of the research. If you are endlessly curious about exercise science and it's application to moving and teaching, Jules' insights into biomechanics and tissue adaptation will both excite and challenge the way you understand the body.
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    We are incredibly excited that Jules is coming to guest teach at the Mindful Strength Teacher's Immersion 2.0 starting in October 2022. To learn more about this top-notch 3-month continuing education course click here. Early bird pricing ends July 1st! 
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    Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a Las Vegas based yoga teacher, educator, and massage therapist. Her unique approach incorporates her extensive study in biomechanics with the modern application of yoga asana to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules is the author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined. She is also adjunct faculty at Arizona State University where she serves as the yoga consultant for various research studies.
    To learn more about Jules click here

    • 53 min
    Nada Hassan: Strength Training as Rehab

    Nada Hassan: Strength Training as Rehab

    In this episode, Kathryn and Nada talk about why strength training is so useful in rehab. Often people assume that strength training means competing or huge feats. In reality, capacity-building strategies (strength training) can help people progress from pain and injuries and help them get back to the activities they love.
    If you loved this episode and you have more questions to ask, sign up for Nada's webinar on June 15th hosted by Kathryn. To learn more click here.
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    Nada Hassan is a physical therapy resident working at a movement and education-based physiotherapy clinic “The Movement”. She is also a Crossfit enthusiast, Olympic weightlifting lover, and world record holder in powerlifting. Nada's main focus is to keep lifters lifting by providing them with movement options, addressing primary issues instead of just tackling pain, keeping training/rehab fun, and changing the perception of what rehab really is and can be. 
    To learn more about Nada click here to follow her on Instagram
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    • 43 min
    Darcie Clark: Adaptive Movement and Chair Yoga

    Darcie Clark: Adaptive Movement and Chair Yoga

    Darcie and Kathryn talk about adaptive movement, non-dogmatic approaches for all abilities, and chair yoga. Chair yoga is more than using a chair for conventional poses. Creating an accessible class requires teachers to re-imagine the practice and truly learn to meet participants where they are. Darcie offers wisdom from over 15 years working with all levels of practitioners and training teachers.
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    Darcie Clark has been a leader in Adaptive Yoga since 2006. Specializing in making the yoga practice accessible to people of all ages, body types, and abilities, she’s taught yoga in community centres, retirement homes, and workplaces.  For over 15 years, Darcie has worked with and learned from a range of private clients, some of whom have chronic health issues, movement restrictions, and use a wheelchair. In November 2020 Darcie began offering her course Adaptive Yoga: How to Teach Chair Yoga online to yoga and movement teachers. 
    To learn more about Darcie click here
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    • 42 min
    Dr Lisa Folden: Body Positive Physical Therapy and Health Coaching

    Dr Lisa Folden: Body Positive Physical Therapy and Health Coaching

    Today's episode is all about a weight-neutral approach to physical therapy and healthcare. Lisa and Kathryn discuss all the insidious ways diet culture has made its way into healthcare and how we can provide better care to people across the size spectrum. They also touch on how humans are always adaptive, at any size, and blaming weight for pain and injury is never the answer. 
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    Dr. Lisa N. Folden is a licensed physical therapist, mom-focused health coach and the owner of Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness Consultants in Charlotte, NC. To learn more about Lisa click here.
    To follow Lisa on IG click here.
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    Join our online classes
    The Mindful Strength Membership is the best way to start building strength at home. Our classes are progressive and whole-human focused. We make getting strong fun. To take a peek at our class library and watch a few trailers click here. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 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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