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Hosted by Stephanie Stanfield and Nicole Catenazzi, the Life in Balance podcast is about holding space for each other in a crazy world where we share our ideas on how to find balance in one’s life through yoga and all that comes with it.

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Hosted by Stephanie Stanfield and Nicole Catenazzi, the Life in Balance podcast is about holding space for each other in a crazy world where we share our ideas on how to find balance in one’s life through yoga and all that comes with it.

    Reflections on Yoga Teacher Training

    Reflections on Yoga Teacher Training

    In this episode, Stef and Nicole take a trip down memory lane to reflect on their experiences in yoga teacher training (YTT) programs. They share what made them decide to take a YTT, how they picked their programs of choice, the favourite parts of their learning experience and how their practice and interests have evolved. This is a great episode to listen to if you've ever been curious about what a yoga teacher training program is like or if you've considered taking one yourself! 

    We hope you love this episode as much as we loved recording it! Want more balance in your life? Subscribe to our podcast to automatically receive new episodes, share the love by giving us a 5-star review, and follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lifeinbalance_project/

    • 40 min
    Begin Again: the humbling experience of being a beginner

    Begin Again: the humbling experience of being a beginner

    In today's episode, Stef and Nicole explore what it means to be a beginner. Depending on the experience or your ego, being a beginner can feel anything from exciting to frustrating. Whether you're starting something new, or you're returning to something you haven't done in a while (and your skills feel a bit rusty), what do you make it mean about yourself when you have to begin again? What can our yoga and meditation practice teach us about embracing being a beginner?

    From step-backs to setbacks, this episode is all about looking at the different ways in which we experience being a beginner and what we can learn along the way.

    In this episode, we reference two previous podcast episodes:

    Letting Go of Expectations: https://anchor.fm/lifeinbalance/episodes/Season-1-Finale-Letting-Go-of-Expectations-eho14r 

    Finding Five Minutes – why is it so hard to make time for yourself?: https://anchor.fm/lifeinbalance/episodes/Finding-Five-Minutes-Why-is-it-so-hard-to-make-time-for-yourself-evca9b 

    We hope you love this episode as much as we loved recording it! Want more balance in your life? Subscribe to our podcast to automatically receive new episodes, share the love by giving us a 5-star review, and follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lifeinbalance_project/

    • 35 min
    Finding Five Minutes: Why is it so hard to make time for yourself?

    Finding Five Minutes: Why is it so hard to make time for yourself?

    In today's episode, Stef and Nicole talk about the mysterious conundrum of feeling like there's never enough time for our yoga or meditation practice when in reality, we can easily spend plenty of time doing other things like our jobs, taking care of our families, or taking on all the other responsibilities of modern life.

    If you've ever felt like you don't have the time to dedicate to a yoga or meditation practice, this episode is for you! 

    Using an excerpt from the book Radiant Rest by Tracee Stanley as a starting point (see below), Stef and Nicole discuss the pressure of what it means to be disciplined, the guilt and shame around not doing enough, and the murky grey zone of finding the balance between quality versus quantity of practice. They also explore what it means to have a yoga practice or a meditation practice, and letting go of the expectations around what a practice has to look like or how much time is required.

    This episode mentions a previous Life in Balance podcast episode titled "Letting Go of Expectations" https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/eho14r

    We hope you love this episode as much as we loved recording it! Want more balance in your life? Subscribe to our podcast to automatically receive new episodes, share the love by giving us a 5-star review, and follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lifeinbalance_project/.

    The excerpt from Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation & Awakened Clarity can be found on page 78: "Usually when we think of dedicated yoga practitioners, we visualize people who have many hours a day to meditate, study, and practice. We see them as very disciplined. They always seem to be reading the scriptures, discovering new teachers, trying new modalities, and going to workshops or on spiritual pilgrimages. This kind of time is a luxury and a privilege and not the case for most of us. We consider ourselves lucky if we can eke out time for a class once or twice a week. Somehow, we have gotten the idea that spiritual fruits are only delivered to those who have a lot of time, resources, and discipline to dedicate to practice. We decide that if we can't do a full hour of practice, it's not worth even bothering. But who said that a "practice" needed to be an hour or 90 minutes to be valid? That comes from the commercialization of yoga as a wellness product to be sold and not as a lifelong practice that can lead to spiritual freedom." 

    • 37 min
    Living with the Seasons

    Living with the Seasons

    In the Season 3 premiere, Stephanie Stanfield and Nicole Catenazzi talk about how living with the seasons can help you find balance in your life.

    Seasons exist in nature both externally, and internally. It's empowering to be aware of your own internal seasons and be aware of how you're feeling so that you can live in harmony with your own seasonality. They touch briefly on Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, and what it can teach us about finding balance within by working in alignment with our elemental nature. Stef and Nicole also share the behaviours and practices that help them live with the seasons.

    This episode mentions a previous Life in Balance podcast episode titled "Who Do You Think You Are": https://anchor.fm/lifeinbalance/episodes/Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are-enjntj

    This episode contains explicit content (foul language). Listener discretion is advised!

    We hope you love this episode as much as we loved recording it! Want more balance in your life? Subscribe to our podcast to automatically receive new episodes, share the love by giving us a 5-star review, and follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lifeinbalance_project/.

    • 40 min
    Season 2 Finale: Unpacking the Question "What's My Life's Purpose?"

    Season 2 Finale: Unpacking the Question "What's My Life's Purpose?"

    Do you know your purpose in life? Do you believe you need to have one? Does it stress you out just thinking about it!? 

    In our Season 2 finale episode, Stef and Nicole talk about how one can navigate big existential questions such as this in a way that takes some of the pressure off and allows for more kindness and understanding towards yourself, understanding that these are difficult questions to navigate.

    Tune in to hear what we think makes a purposeful life, how yoga and spirituality have a role to play, and ways in which an individual's purpose can have a far-reaching impact on the greater collective.

    We mentioned a few resources in this episode, including:


    Previous Life in Balance podcast episodes (Being with Uncertainty, How to Tap Into Your Intution and Who Do You Think You Are?)
    The Fearless Heart Method program with Nicole Catenazzi: https://www.nicolecatenazzi.com/fearless-heart-method
    The Bhagavad Gita
    Hali Schwartz, yoga philosophy educator: https://www.yogahali.com/ 

    Season 3 of the Life in Balance podcast comes out in Spring/Summer 2021!

    We hope you love this episode as much as we loved recording it! Want more balance in your life? Subscribe to our podcast to automatically receive new episodes, share the love by giving us a 5-star review, and follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lifeinbalance_project/.

    • 45 min
    How to Tap into Your Intuition

    How to Tap into Your Intuition

    Do you want to be better at listening to your gut, developing more self-trust, and strengthening your connection with your intuition? If so, you're in luck because this Life in Balance podcast episode is just for you! Your intuition is like an inner voice or guide that provides you with a sense of direction based more on a feeling than on requiring much intellectual thought. Unfortunately, in modern society intuition is typically a highly undervalued and under-utilized resource. 

    Tune in to hear Stef and Nicole talk about how tapping into intuition can be helpful in business, social and personal relationships, how to develop awareness around the signals your intuition is offering you, and why listening to and leading from your heart might sound cliché but is anything but. 

    We hope you love this episode as much as we loved recording it! Want more balance in your life? Subscribe to our podcast to automatically receive new episodes, share the love by giving us a 5-star review, and follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lifeinbalance_project/.

    • 33 min

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