Break out of the mainstream wellness box with Liz Getman and Madison Page. Powered by Core to Coeur, an online community for yoga, movement, and more, Stretched addresses issues of race, inequity, and privilege in the ever-changing world of wellness. We interview guests on the cutting edge of social justice, community care, and wellness, and share anything and everything we’ve learned as two entrepreneurs who love to laugh, but also know when to sit back, listen, and learn. Follow us at @StretchedPod on Instagram and Twitter, and send along your suggestions about future guests and hot takes. Together, let’s #GetStretched.
S2 Ep 13: BONUS EPISODE! Getting Past the BullSh*t, #GetStretched with Melanie C. Klein
Liz and Mads get reallllllly real with Yoga and Body Image Coalition (YBIC) founder Melanie C. Klein in our S2 Bonus Episode, exploring what the Stretched! podcast name means at this point in time. For Mel, talking about the word "stretched" helps her recount her latest personal period of stretching and how it birthed her current experience of inner wisdom and peace. Paired with Mads' guest contribution for YBIC, we uncover how times of deep change and hardship often lead to resilience, and when experienced in community, can lead to greater compassion, empathy, and closeness. Keep up with all things YBIC, Mel's latest book, and Mel's new adventures in Carpinteria on Instagram: @MelMelKlein and @YBICoalition.
Learn more about YBIC.
Learn more about Mel & check out her new book.
Book discussion guides & resources: http://www.yogaandbodyimage.org/, http://www.yogarisingbook.com/
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S2 Ep 12: Code Red for Humanity & Doing Less to Do More
Mads and Liz wrap up Season Two with a Hot Take about our getting-hotter-by-the-day planet, Biz Tips for bodypreneurs, and a discussion about some terrible marketing in the yoga and Pilates worlds that turns away more people than it invites in (#SorryNotSorry). We also drizzle in our favorite moments of Season Two.
- M and L cover the recent IPCC report on climate change and our responsibility to respond to this "code red for humanity"
- The importance of using gender neutral language in the movement classroom (and everywhere)
- How to have (or attempt to have) hard conversations, and why doing less and crying are great therapeutic tools for all!
How does this all apply to creating access and equity in movement and yoga!? Listen to find out (and for a few surprises re: the future of Stretched!), and be sure to add your thoughts on our Instagram page where we'll continue the conversation.
Thanks for being a part ofStretched!, fam. We love ya.
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S2 Ep 11: Strong AF at Any Age, #GetStretched with Mary Beth Ray
This week we chat with Mary Beth Ray, E-RYT500 and YACEP, to discuss the incredibly important, yet often overlooked, topics of bone health and yoga and movement for older adults. Mary Beth is a powerhouse teacher and educator who left a 30-year career in educational publishing to help folks understand, nourish, and strengthen their bones to enjoy a long life of mobility and independence. Her continuing education and certifications include Accessible Yoga, Opening Yoga Level I & II, and Yoga for Osteoporosis. Our convo answers various questions, including "What are some of the best yoga poses for bone health?" and "What does age bias look like in the modern-day yoga world--both online and off?" Learn more about Mary Beth at 3GreenCircles.com, and catch her Yoga for Vital Bones class virtually every Wednesday.
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S2 Ep 10: Minisode Meditation with Liz
Take a few minutes to pause, breathe, and ground. Lord knows we could all use a bit more of that these days. Liz guides us through a heart-centered, metta-inspired meditation that invites us to recall our shared connection, embody a sense of radical love for self and others, and remember that "nobody's free until everybody's free," in the words of the great Fannie Lou Hamer.
This minisode, and all Stretched episodes, are powered by Core to Coeur. #GetStretched
S2 Ep 9: BONUS EPISODE! Moving Dance Forward, #GetStretched with Joffrey Texas Ballet
We're surprising our Stretched! community with a bonus episode from the directors of Joffrey Texas, Kenny Borchard and Mauro Villanueva. Husbands Mauro and Kenny, having both had long careers in professional dance performance and teaching, took over the Joffrey Texas Summer program 5 years ago. In this episode (without Liz, she was on a much needed vacation), Mads, Kenny and Mauro discuss the progress we've made in dance training -- culturally we're much more aware of developmental and age appropriate expectations we can place on young dancers. And -- there's still so much more to go. Joffrey Texas and its incredible instructors are running (or leaping) as far they can in the way of accessibility and inclusion. For any parent or dance educator needing some guidance on introducing their kids to exceptional and loving dance training, done virtually and in person, need look no further.
Joffrey Texas' Summer Intensive launches Monday, July 5th for the remainder of July. True to the ethos of JT, all classes will be pay what you can on a sliding scale basis. There are also options to pay it forward for young dancers to take class while ensuring their all star teachers get compensated! We love to hear it!
For more info - visit The Joffrey Texas Virtual Studio (for virtual classes) , or their site for in person sign ups!
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S2 Ep 8: Complicating the Narrative, #GetStretched with Jivana Heyman
Listeners, you're in for a treat this week! This conversation with Accessible Yoga founder Jivana Heyman will give you all of the feels -- and leave you with more questions than answers. Mads, Liz, and Jivana touch on so many complicated, nuanced topics. Is it okay to have your creative process flourish because you're at home, while the pandemic is ravaging our communities? Do we teach our children about the yogic philosophies, or do we let them find it on the path of life? How do we keep up with a constantly evolving change of culture, identities and shifting privileges? How do we learn to understand where we have privilege and where we don't? Jivana, Mads and Liz unpack the latest term "rainbow washing" that the internet has coined in time for Pride month, and how we can thoughtfully, lovingly acknowledge our queer selves and community members (and how to use the rainbow flag emoji). We finish with how Jivana's makes sense out of all these dialectics: unity in diversity.
You can follow Jivana at AccesibleYoga.org. And keep your eyes peeled on his Instagram for when his newest book "Yoga Revolution" drops later this year!
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