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 • 225 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!

    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
    Ginny MacColl: Become your strongest self at ANY age

    Ginny MacColl: Become your strongest self at ANY age

    Ginny MacColl is a competitive swimmer, American Ninja Warrior, and all around incredible athlete. She is famous for learning her first pull-up at age 63 and continues to become the strongest version of herself now, in her 70's. Ginny talks about getting into strength training after retiring and the incredible effects she experienced including reversing osteopenia, developing muscle mass and feeling even more resilient than in her younger years. 
    This podcast will help you remember that it's truly never too late to start. Strength can be built at any age!
    To learn more about Ginny click here to see her Instagram
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    To learn more about Mindful Strength online classes and programs click here

    • 36 min
    Jules Mitchell: Adaptations, "over stretching," engaging muscles & spinal flexion

    Jules Mitchell: Adaptations, "over stretching," engaging muscles & spinal flexion

    Join us in welcoming Jules Mitchell back to the podcast for the fifth time! Time this Kathryn and Jules tackle a few of the most misunderstood topics related to strength and movement. Jules talks about the adaptations needed for strength to be built, and why understanding this piece is vital to success. Kathryn and Jules also discus the topics of over stretching (and why it's not really what we thought it was), engaging muscles during exercise, and the most forbidden movement, loaded spinal flexion. 
    To learn about our new online course called Strength 101 click here!! (early bird pricing ends Sept 24!)
     

    • 41 min
    David Wilson: Possibilities For Movement At Any Age

    David Wilson: Possibilities For Movement At Any Age

    This week on the podcast we welcome movement teacher and pro-aging educator David Wilson for a conversation on possibilities at every age. David shares insights on the difference between anti-aging and pro-aging, as well as internalized ageism and how these all show up in the movement/exercise space. David also talks about how participants can set goals based on making movement interesting, creative, intriguing and progressive.
    To hear David's previous podcast episode 202 click here
    To follow David on Instagram click here
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 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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