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 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.
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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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S2 Ep 7: Reflect, Regulate, Relate, Repair, #GetStretched with Hala Khouri
This week, we sit down with the incomparable Hala Khouri, a sought-after speaker and trainer on the subject of trauma, yoga, and social justice. Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, Hala has dedicated her life to the study of trauma, justice, and building resilience and is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a training organization that bridges yoga and activism within a social justice framework. Hala reads a passage from her new book Peace from Anxiety: Get Grounded, Build Resilience and Stay Connected Amidst the Chaos (Shambhala) and offers an honest and insightful take on how to have hard conversations re: racism, science and spirituality, fatphobia/body image, politics, and more. Hala's recipe for success lies in the title of this episode: "Reflect, Regulate, Relate, and Repair." Plus, we share our latest Zoom fails and even experience a real-time fail/embarrassing moment during our recording. Find Hala's offerings, including her upcoming book club with Peace from Anxiety, at www.HalaKhouri.com.
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S2 Ep 6: Practicing Yoga, Accepting Our Humanity, #GetStretched with Anusha Wijeyakumar
Powerhouse teacher and educator Anusha Wijeyakumar joins us to chat about her new book Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace, why practicing our humanity is a form of practicing yoga, and how the rise of white supremacy in yoga holds us all back--white folks included. Anusha is a sought-after motivational speaker on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of yoga and social justice. She co-founded the movement Womxn of Color + Wellness (@wocandwellness), which is focused on decolonizing wellness and making yoga and wellness more equitable, accessible, and inclusive. Our convo covers these critical topics and more. Listen to the end to learn some Bravo TV-related news that Anusha hasn't shared with anyone yet... And be sure to follow Anusha on Instagram at @ShantiWithin to learn more about yogic philosophy and how to decolonize your yoga practice.
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S2 Ep 5: Meeting Our Whole Selves, #GetStretched with Galina Denzel
Galina Denzel grew up in one world breaking down and transforming into another in communist Bulgaria, which is an apt metaphor for her work in trauma, nervous system regulation, and healing people affected by disordered eating. Galina is the founder of Pure Belonging, a somatic approach to healing food disorders with roots in nervous system and relational research. She views food and disordered eating patterns as traumas, often developed in early childhood, as feeding and co-regulation of the nervous systems are inextricably connected. Using group cohorts so her students can be seen and held and supported in a safe container, together, she shows how trauma happens and heals in relationship. Galina's loving recognition in the dignity of all peoples' stories had Liz and Mads taken aback. Join in after the healing conversation as Galina guides us through a 5 minute nervous system regulation exercise you can use in the midst of anxious or unpleasant moments. Galina's Peace with Self Peace with Food book comes out this summer. Check out her website for more information on her work: https://purebelonging.com/.
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