This podcast for yogis, yoga teachers and wellness professionals provides cutting edge practical living and business wisdom for vibrant health combining ayurvedic philosophy, raw foods, wild edible plants, conscious business practices and practical tools for optimizing your healthcare and business for you and your modern yoga family.
Progressive and informed from ancient evolutionary wisdom, Cate Stillman conducts expert in depth interviews with experts in yoga, ayurveda, conscious entrepreneurship, eating raw, living foods and progressive family living. This podcast is packed with Cate's passionate workshops, conversations and uber practical yoga classes that makes an impact on how you feel, what you do, what you think and talk about and ultimately how you show up in the world! Join the Yogahealer community at yogahealer.com
Juliana Willsen - Environmental Toxicity with Body Thrive and Ayurveda
Juliana Willsen was experiencing extreme brain fog and chronic fatigue when she was diagnosed with a severe mold infection. The symptoms weren’t new, but the diagnosis was made clear when she discovered a cabinet filled with black mold. She was immediately told not to return home. It was the beginning of a recovery that would take years.
The path to recovery took Juliana to Body Thrive, in an effort to eliminate the mold completely out of her body. With help from Ayurveda and the community, she regained her energy and overcame her brain fog. Now, she is bringing awareness to the subtle symptoms of mold toxicity and how you can fight it.
Listen to the episode to learn more about water damage, mold exposure, and the physical symptoms of mold infection.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How mold affects your health How to identify symptoms of mold sickness How to detox your body from mold Links Mentioned in Episode: Get the Intermittent Fasting Guide Get some free resources What Your Ama Telling Is You? Show Highlights: The human need for connection Water damage and the impact it can have on your health What mold can do to your brain Timestamps: 1:56 Understanding mold infections 15:14 Dealing with mold in your house 30:33 Fighting mold infection symptoms 42:58 Healing from a physical and spiritual standpoint
How to Reduce Chronic Inflammation using Instant Pot Ayurvedic Recipes with Kate O’Donnell
Recent studies have connected chronic inflammation to an array of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Cate has been teaching people how to feel better in their bodies and increase their health for decades in her Body Thrive and Living Ayurveda courses. But one thing that always seems to be hard for people, when starting a healthier diet, is cooking.
But what if cooking healthy food was, not only simple but fast? Well, it is! All you need is an instant pot. To make it easy for you, Cate connected with Kate O’Donnell, a friend, and ayurvedic cookbook author. Check out some easy recipes that help reduce and prevent chronic inflammation.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to make your own Ayurveda food at home How to cook healthy Instant Pot recipes How to heat up leftovers without using the microwave Links Mentioned in Episode: Check out Kate’s cookbooks Change Your Life Course Exclusive Discount Get some free resources Listen to more podcast episode with Kate O’Donnell New Study on Chronic Systemic Inflammation: Now cause of death for 3/5 humans Show Highlights: From ama to chronic inflammation Using your instant pot to make kitchari The effects of different beans in your body Timestamps: 2:26 Building up ama and chronic inflammation 9:52 The benefits of using your instant pot 14:17 Instant pot kitchari recipe 28:27 Making dal and cooking different beans 41:50 Making beet pickle Guest Bio: Kate began yoga by accident in South India at age 20. More than a dozen extended trips to India and twenty years studying the wisdom traditions of the sub-continent support Kate’s understanding of Ayurveda and Yoga.
After years of dedication to the Ashtanga system, Kate has experienced great benefit from this practice and was authorized by her teacher Sharath Jois to teach the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga. She teaches week-long mysore immersions annually in Portland ME, Boston, and abroad.
Kate also specializes in Ayurvedic education, cooking skills, and cleansing programs, offering on-line programs, residential immersions and trainings, and individual consultations. Her Ayurveda and yoga offerings aim to help others come closer to their true nature.
Signs You Are Outgrowing Friends
Are your friends pushing you forward or holding you back? Think about it. How do you feel after hanging out with them? Be honest. If you feel worse than before spending time together, that is a sign that something is amiss with the relationship.
But how do you take control of your relationships? Becoming a leader in your relationships can be hard at first, but it is essential if you want to live in alignment with your goals. Your friends do not happen by chance, you actively chose them, and, if need be, you can choose new ones.
Curious? Listen to the podcast to learn more about how you can make new friends and positively influence your current relationships.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: What are the signs you outgrew your friends? How to be a leader in your relationships How to make connections that move you forward Links Mentioned in Episode: Body Thrive - the book More about the Change Your Life Course Get some free resources Get to know Anna’s work Show Highlights: Dealing with negative friends Redirecting conversations and asking the right questions Networking to grow personally and professionally Timestamps: 2:46 When your friends are not moving you forward 11:33 Becoming a leader in your relationships 20:57 Surrounding yourself with people in alignment with your future self 29:33 Asking the right questions and networking Guest Bio: Anna has a background in nursing, yoga, and Ayurveda which has given her a grounded and broad perspective on health and lifestyle. She had the courage to step out of her experience of overwhelm, lethargy, brain fog, and digestive issues. But, as she says, she couldn’t have done it alone, she consistently engages in supportive communities with peers and mentors who empower her.
Nursing has always brought Anna a lot of joy. There's a lot of bonding through a shared understanding of the rewards and demands of the vocation. She considers it to have huge professional growth and an emotional journey that knows no bounds!
Nowadays, she works as a health coach and is a leader in Yoga Health Coaching.
How Chronic Inflammation Causes Burnout, Depression and Chronic Disease
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to identify chronic inflammation symptoms How to speed up muscle recovery How to fight body inflammation Links Mentioned in Episode: The Ignite Your Purpose Challenge Crossing the Plateau of Latent Potential: Being 1% Better New Study on Chronic Systemic Inflammation: Now cause of death for 3/5 humans Chronic Inflammation and COVID symptom severity Essay on Service Berries The Serviceberry Diving Deeper Into Constitutions Overcoming Stress More about the Wim Hof Method More about Chronic Inflammation Show Highlights: Different mental patterns for different doshas The importance of Abhyasa Vairagya Bouncing-back should improve with age Timestamps: 2:39 Excess and Negative Mental Patterns 9:29 Covid-19 and Chronic Inflammation 14:51 Early Signs of Chronic Inflammation 22:37 Steps to End Chronic Inflammation
Methods of Improving Productivity
Glenna has suffered from PTSD since childhood, which manifested in her body as an autoimmune disease, Addison’s Disease. It is a high Vata condition, that leaves you in a near-constant stress response. Glenna has been taking a naturopathic approach to Addison disease/autoimmune, by focusing on Yoga, Ayurveda, and Reiki.
Glenna decided to further her wellness career by becoming a member of Yoga Health Coaching and has been achieving results. She struggles, however, with keeping up her productivity and having calendar integrity. Having set her financial goals for the year, the difficulty lies with being consistent, especially with her morning routine.
Listen to learn more about the importance of mornings for your productivity, how to design your calendar based on your goals, and keeping calendar integrity.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How social media affects your attention span How to set deadlines for yourself How to stick to deadlines Links Mentioned in Episode: Find out more about the Change Your Life Course Check out Glenna’s program Get some free resources Show Highlights: Accountability and being your own boss Digesting what you take in through your five senses Developing a calendar in accordance with your goals Timestamps: 2:29 Stimuli overload and daily productivity 7:10 The importance of mornings for productivity 13:08 Lifestyle goals vs. Financial goals 21:09 Building a calendar based on your goals Quotes:
Is this activity moving me forward? Guest Bio: Glenna believes we are all powerful beyond measure. As a Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach, Massage Ball Therapy Instructor, and Reiki Practitioner she guides you into your deeper knowing and the great potentiality of living your best life.
Positive Thinking Techniques to Achieve Peak Performance
In her second year of Yoga Health Coaching, Natalie Jackson has known success like never before. She has easily enrolled members into her program and still has a hard time believing her eyes every time she checks her bank account balance. But lately, Natalie has been self-sabotaging.
She finds herself retreating from what she needs to do to scale her business. Confident that fear of failure is not what is keeping her from acting, Natalie reached out to Cate Stillman for guidance on how to achieve peak performance and unblock her success.
Listen to the podcast to learn more about defining success and taking aligned action to achieve your goals.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to overcome the fear of my own success What is success for you? How to scale yourself to the next level Links Mentioned in Episode: Get the Intermittent Fasting Guide Get some free resources Ready to Change Your Life? Find out more about Natalie Show Highlights: Taking big steps forward and identifying what success looks like Becoming attached to the outcome in order to point consciousness Allowing yourself to receive Timestamps: 1:19 Self-sabotage and achieving success 9:46 Developing a receiving mindset and energy 17:45 Obsess about the results you want to get 24:05 You decide if you can do it Quotes:
You know exactly what you're aiming for. So anything, that's not that which means taking aligned action towards it, is something else. And something else is not efficient. Guest Bio: Natalie is your go-to girl for vibrant health & simple living – as a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and YogaHealer and a Wilderness Instructor – she believes it is her mission to help willing individuals get unstuck, regain their health, reset negative thinking and reduce anxiety so they can experience their own self-empowerment and intuition.
Today, Natalie helps people discover their ability to self heal through Yoga and Ayurveda, behavioral science, and mind-body connection within a high-vibe community of others seeking the same balance.
Natalie is also a tiny house designer and builder who believes we are in collaboration with the Universe to create the lives of our dreams.