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Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series from Anahata Yoga Centre brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

From The Heart, a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, Healing and Wellbeing Anahata Yoga Centre

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series from Anahata Yoga Centre brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

    Season 3: Episode 10 Yoga for Times of Change with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Nina Zolotow.

    Season 3: Episode 10 Yoga for Times of Change with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Nina Zolotow.

    In our last episode of the season, we talk to Nina Zolotow about ageing and the representation of the older generation in Yoga. Nina opened by reading the Epilogue to her book “Yoga for Times of Change: Practices and Meditations for Moving Through Stress, Anxiety, Grief, and Life’s Transitions” and we discussed why change is so challenging for us humans. 
     

    Nina Zolotow, RYT500, MFA, is Editor in Chief of the Yoga for Healthy Aging blog as well as a contributing writer and author of Yoga for Times of Change: Practices and Meditations for Moving Through Stress, Anxiety, Grief, and Life’s Transitions, which will be published on June 14, 2022 by Shambhala Publications. She is a long-time yoga writer as well as a long-time yoga practitioner and a certified yoga teacher. Her special areas of expertise are yoga for emotional well-being (including yoga for stress, insomnia, depression, and anxiety) and yoga for healthy aging. She completed the three-year teacher training program at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, California, has studied yoga therapy with Shari Ser and Bonnie Maeda, and is especially influenced by the teachings of Donald Moyer. She has studied extensively with Rodney Yee, and is inspired by the teachings of Patricia Walden on yoga for emotional healing. She has taught workshops and series classes on yoga for emotional well-being, yoga for stress, yoga for better sleep, home practice, cultivating equanimity, and yoga for healthy aging.

    Nina is also the co-author with Baxter Bell of Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being and co-author with Rodney Yee of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance.

    Connect with Nina Zolotow here:

    www.yogafortimesofchange.com/

    www.facebook.com/Yoga-for-Healthy-Aging-650000161730992

    www.instagram.com/ninazolotow/
     
    Buy her book here:
    https://www.waterstones.com/book/yoga-for-times-of-change/nina-zolotow/9781611809282
    https://www.bookdepository.com/Yoga-for-Times-of-Change/9781611809282
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yoga-Times-Change-Meditations-Transitions-ebook/dp/B09J213W1J/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3U75WKG0SLIX5&keywords=yoga+for+times+of+change&qid=1652112683&sprefix=yoga+for+times+of+chang%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-1

     
    For purchasing from the US please visit: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/691171/yoga-for-times-of-change-by-nina-zolotow/
     


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    From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.


    Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.


    Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.


    Catch up on previous episodes via the Anahata website at www.anahatayogacentre.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Season 3, Episode 9: Yoga, trauma and wellbeing with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Aneta Idczak.

    Season 3, Episode 9: Yoga, trauma and wellbeing with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Aneta Idczak.

    In this episode we talk to Aneta Idczak, an experienced Yoga, Mindfulness and Embodiment Teacher about how yoga teachers need to become aware of the levels of trauma people in their classes may be experiencing and to understand ways to hold a class that does not retraumatise the students and the power of a therapeutic yoga practise a tool for healing and support.

    We discussed "what is safety", we looked at what consent means within a class structure and the importance of staying curious and open both as a teacher and a student. 

    We also spoke about the importance of working through our own trauma and wellbeing - "If your practice has become your teaching you are out of balance."

    Aneta also spoke about being Polish and how wonderful the Polish people have been opening their arms to the Ukrainian refugees - a true sign of compassion. 

    Aneta, Daniel and Dawn were deeply moved by the importance of community as a healing tool and model for our world going forward.  Gone are the days of the GURU's and the commercialisation of yoga, a new world is emerging post covid. In a world that feels volatile and unstable community and kindness, a deeper understanding of the need for trauma sensitive work within our communities that include people who do not practise yoga, therapists, body workers, and others who can support creates a world that is open to the possibility of change and greater love and wisdom. 

    We loved our chat with Aneta and felt we had so much more to talk about. 

    Aneta Idczak is an experienced Yoga, Mindfulness and Embodiment Teacher, Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Business Mentor, as well as Somatic Coach, BSE and Focusing Practitioner and Bodyworker; She is a Founder of Golden Mandala Yoga-Soma Institute providing accredited Trauma-informed Yoga and Embodied Resilience Teacher Training and Mentoring (TREY), and various CPDs on Somatics and Trauma-informed Yoga. 

    Aneta works with needs-led integrative approach drawing on three decades of studying various psychological, therapeutic and body-focused modalities, and her approach is further influenced by over two decades of working in Social Care and in community with Trauma, Mental Health, Addiction, DV and child protection issues, and training and supervising front line workers. 

    You can find information about Aneta’s training and mentoring programmes including 80-Hr Trauma-informed Yoga and Embodied Resilience Teacher Training and Mentoring at www.anetai.co.uk.

    You are also invited to join Aneta's community FB group called Trauma-Informed Yoga and Embodied Resilience for Social Impact - for weekly live trainings and interviews, resources and support.

     

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    From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

    Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

    Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

    Catch up on previous episodes via the Anahata website at www.anahatayogacentre.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Season 3, Episode 8: Menopause with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Kate Codrington

    Season 3, Episode 8: Menopause with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Kate Codrington

    In this enlightening, powerful and engaging episode we talk to Kate Codrington about Menopause. For Kate, menopause is an empowering transition. A time when women can come into their power, a time when we stop damping down our truth, living life for others. A time when our life story and history comes home to roost. Kate speaks to the menopause as a political issue, women being treated for centuries with disdain, misogyny and dominance.
     
    Kate Codrington (she/her) is a 'Chief Validation Officer' - or also known as a menstrual and menopause mentor, speaker, facilitator, artist, writer and has been a therapist for 30 years. She is also the author of Second Spring: the self-care guide to menopause (published by HarperCollins) - a revolutionary piece of work to help women and menopausal people navigate the menopause. 
     
    A pioneering spirit, Kate was the first to graduate as a Menstruality Medicine Circle facilitator, is the host of Life - An Inside Job podcast, creates multi-level art textile projects and seasonal Yoga Nidra inspired by the land where she lives in Hertfordshire. When she’s not doing these things you’ll find her playing in her compost heaps!
     
    Please note, adult language is used throughout this episode.
     
    Join Kate's monthly Yoga Nidra sessions here: https://www.katecodrington.co.uk/yoga-nidra
     
    Connect with Kate Codrington:-
    www.katecodrington.co.uk/category/podcast/
    www.facebook.com/KateCodringtonWellBeing
    www.instagram.com/kate_codrington/
    www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Spring-Kate-Codrington/dp/000846975X
     
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    From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.


    Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.


    Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.


    Catch up on previous episodes via the Anahata website at www.anahatayogacentre.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Season 3, Episode 7: The Future of Yoga Studios with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom, Lucia Cockcroft and Jessica Livingstone

    Season 3, Episode 7: The Future of Yoga Studios with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom, Lucia Cockcroft and Jessica Livingstone

    An insightful honest and thoughtful conversation looking at how three yoga studios have been impacted by the pandemic.  Where do we go from here? What is the purpose and place for studios as we move forward in fragile times?

     
    Listen in as Dawn, Daniel, Jessica and Lucia share their thoughts on what comes next. 
     
    Please get in touch and let us know what you see as listeners - what is a yoga studio for you? Has your use of yoga spaces changed? Is it for the better or worse?
     
    Are you a yoga teacher or studio owner? Tell us how you are riding the change and how you see the future of studios post pandemic. 

     
    Email us at podcastfromtheheart@gmail.com
     
    About Lucia Cockcroft
    Yoga at the Mill co-founder Lucia is an experienced yoga and mindfulness teacher. Lucia has extensive experience teaching mindfulness on retreats, on a 1:1 basis and live streamed via zoom. Her formal training is with Bangor university (postgraduate) and Mindfulness for Schools. Lucia has a particular interest in the therapeutic application of mindfulness for relaxation and stress relief, and in yoga as a mindfulness practice. She has taught mindful movement for 15 years and practiced for 25. Having studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Christina Feldman and John Peacock her more recent teachers have included Charlotte Watts (somatic mindful movement), Rupert Marques and Ed Halliwell.

    www.yogaatthemill.co.uk

    www.linkedin.com/in/lucia-cockcroft-mindfulness-teacher

     
    About Jessica Livingstone

    Jessica is a Senior Yoga & Meditation Teacher & Founder of Wellbeing Yoga (Yoga & Meditation Studio Brentwood Essex 2013-2021)
    Business owner, teacher and mother of two, Jessica is a highly experienced, Senior Yoga Teacher (13 years teaching, 1000+ CPD hours, 20 years practising) of many forms of Yoga, including Vinyasa, Hatha, Slow Flow, Power, Shadow Style & more. Jessica founded and ran the first of its kind Yoga & Meditation Business from 2013-2021 in Brentwood (Essex). After losing the business venue due to the pandemic Jessica chose to let go of her teachers and focus on hosting her own classes and progress the mentoring side to her business. Additionally, Jessica has 10 years experience and training as a Meditation teacher from multi-disciplines inc. Mindfulness as well as in-depth Yoga Nidra Meditation training and pranayama (breath-work) training. She has also trained in trauma, somatics and yoga for anxiety and depression.

    www.wellbeingyoga.co.uk

    www.instagram.com/wellbeingyogaessex

     
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    From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.



    Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.



    Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.



    Catch up on previous episodes via the Anahata website at www.anahatayogacentre.com/podcast

    • 59 min
    Season 3, Episode 6: Cultural Appropriation in Modern Yoga with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Susanna Barkataki

    Season 3, Episode 6: Cultural Appropriation in Modern Yoga with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Susanna Barkataki

    In this episode we talk to Susanna Barkataki about Cultural Appropriation in Modern Yoga. This is a subject that has arisen regularly in conversation with our guests and Susanna is well placed to talk about this subject. She believes we can all work together to embrace yoga to create a fully inclusive and diverse yoga community. Not just a teacher, Susanna is an inclusivity promoter and a yoga culture advocate. She offers us a beautiful mantra 10 minutes into the episode too.
     
    Susanna Barkataki is an Indian yoga practitioner in the Shankaracharya tradition and author of #1 New Release and International Bestseller in Yoga in November 2020 with her book, 'Embrace Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice'.
     
    Susanna supports practitioners to lead with equity, diversity, and yogic values while growing thriving practices and businesses with confidence. She is the founder of Ignite Institute for Yogic Leadership and Social Change and runs 200/500 Yoga Teacher Training programs. 
     
    Susanna is on a mission to offer equity based educational training to help yoga practitioners cultivate a yogic mindset to become yoga leaders and preserve the deep authentic yoga tradition for future generations while activating positive social change now.

    She is an E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). With an Honors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Education from Cambridge College, Barkataki is a diversity, accessibility, inclusivity, and equity (DAIE) yoga unity educator who created the ground-breaking Honor {Don’t Appropriate} Yoga Summit with over 10,000 participants. Learn more and take her complimentary masterclass to embrace yoga’s roots without appropriation: www.namastemasterclass.com
     
    Connect with Susanna Barkataki
    Instagram @susannabarkataki
    embraceyogasrootsbook.com
    susannabarkataki.com/eyr-workbook
    susannabarkataki.com
    ignitebewell.com
     


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    From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.


    Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.


    Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.


    Catch up on previous episodes via the Anahata website at www.anahatayogacentre.com/podcast

    • 46 min
    Season 3, Episode 5: Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress with Yoga with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Gail Parker PhD

    Season 3, Episode 5: Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress with Yoga with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Gail Parker PhD

    In this inspiring and eye opening episode we speak to Gail Parker, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500. Gail is an author, psychologist and a yoga therapist educator located in Palm Springs, California, USA.
     
    We talk about pronouns and creating our own narrative, managing stress and traumas, becoming conscious about unconscious perspectives and writing her books, Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma (2020) and Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress with Yoga (2021). 
     
    She is the president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) Board of Directors. Dr. Parker is a faculty member in the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy teaching in the Mental Health Module of the curriculum. 
     
    Her broad expertise in behavioral health and wellness includes forty years as a practicing psychologist. Dr. Parker is a lifelong practitioner of yoga and is well known for her pioneering efforts to blend psychology, yoga, and meditation as effective self-care strategies that can enhance emotional balance, and contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of practitioners. She teaches yoga therapists, yoga teachers, and behavioral health professionals how to utilize Restorative Yoga to support stress reduction and recovery from ethnic and race-based traumatic stress.
     
    Dr. Parker has appeared as a psychologist expert on local and nationally syndicated talk shows, including numerous appearances on the Oprah Show. 
     
    She was a faculty member in the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy in the department of Integrative Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Michigan, for six years where she taught mind/body strategies for reducing stress and healing emotional trauma to aspiring yoga therapists. She was also a faculty member in the groundbreaking Co-Curricular Yoga Therapy Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine for two years, teaching Yoga Therapy to first and second year medical students as part of their academic curriculum. She was an adjunct faculty member in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, teaching “Effective Managerial Coaching and Counseling” to executives for ten years, where she was also an Executive Coach customizing and conducting leadership development programs through the Department of Executive Education.

     

     In 2006, Dr. Parker appeared in the inaugural edition and three subsequent editions of Who’s Who in Black Detroit, a Real Times Media publication celebrating African American achievements. In 2011 she was honored by the Michigan Chronicle as a Woman of Excellence and is featured in volume one of Vital Signs, a Real Times Media tribute to African American achievements in the health care industry.

     

    Connect with Gail Parker here:

    www.drgailparker.com


    www.instagram.com/drgailparker

     

    Further reading as referenced in this episode:

    https://eu.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2022/02/20/black-women-need-wellness-revolution-here-my-thoughts-and-tips/6705256001/

     

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    From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

    Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

    Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

    Catch up on previous episodes via the Anahata website at www.anahatayogacentre.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Fi Agombar ,

Interview on Trauma with Aneta

This was a fabulous interview. Aneta is full of heart and wisdom and I was taking notes. Thank you for your brilliant questions and insights around sitting with our stuff, listening in and seeing yoga as a spiritual practice. I’m sharing this widely! All your interviews are great - this was exceptional.

Markvongimley ,

Thought provoking

Your latest podcast was fantastic. It has made me question everything. What I thought I knew is so of the mark, thank you for challenging me.
I am going to have to listen to this one again.

Keep up the good work.

Mark vp

J Nutkins ,

Lisa - episode 27

I have just listened to the most honest and moving podcast I have ever listened to ! So interesting and thought provoking ! Thankyou Dawn and Daniel. Here’s to the next series. 😊

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