29 episodes

Synthesizing over two decades of Dr. Beth Reese’s work bringing practical, research-based self-regulation tools from mindfulness and yoga on and off the mat into daily life, this podcast shares stories and ideas for integrating techniques into homes, classrooms, schools, and beyond.

When Dr. Beth Reese’s then 6-year-old daughter started hurling chairs at her in a busy airport, she knew something was up. Soon after, she learned that her daughter had sensory processing disorder, considered by many to be a spectrum disorder. Realizing that what Beth was learning on her yoga mat could help her daughter “off the mat”, she founded Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® in 2008. As for Dr. Reese’s once chair-hurling daughter, she is now an award-winning filmmaker in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

The OHMazing® Way with Beth Reese, PhD Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT

    • Kids & Family

Synthesizing over two decades of Dr. Beth Reese’s work bringing practical, research-based self-regulation tools from mindfulness and yoga on and off the mat into daily life, this podcast shares stories and ideas for integrating techniques into homes, classrooms, schools, and beyond.

When Dr. Beth Reese’s then 6-year-old daughter started hurling chairs at her in a busy airport, she knew something was up. Soon after, she learned that her daughter had sensory processing disorder, considered by many to be a spectrum disorder. Realizing that what Beth was learning on her yoga mat could help her daughter “off the mat”, she founded Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® in 2008. As for Dr. Reese’s once chair-hurling daughter, she is now an award-winning filmmaker in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

    Rabia Meghani on Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty with Ayurveda

    Rabia Meghani on Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty with Ayurveda

    “Your body is vast consciousness. It’s not just one thing. And if you allow your body to be a container for how you're feeling then you can be like, “ok, there is anxiety in this body of mine, but there is also hope in this body of mine, and there is faith, and joy…. You’re holding space for a lot of things, but you are not one thing.” ~Rabia Meghani

    Join The OHMazing® Way podcast creator, producer and host, Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP, and guest Rabia Meghani in a conversation about how to manage anxiety and uncertainty through Ayurveda. Rabia healed her dis-ease with C-Diff through practicing Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and then left her studies in graduate school to devote her life to supporting others in tapping into their limitless potential. Rabia works with individuals and also teaches with other organizations including Black Swan Yoga’s Teacher Training program.

    Rabia Meghani is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Therapist, and Yoga Teacher. She leads the Ayuervedic sections for Black Swan Yoga’s RYT program. Rabia’s formal education is in public health and epidemiology. Merging her knowledge of disease and the ancient science of Ayurveda, Rabia aims to modernize Ayurvedic teachings and make them accessible to the masses. Her passion lies in harmonizing western medicine with eastern healing methodologies.

    Rabia uses her knowledge of yoga and ayurveda to help those experiencing physical and emotional ailments. When it comes to healing, Rabia believes that one size does not fit all. This is why she works on the full person - mind, body, and spirit. When she is not on her mat or crafting teas and tinctures, you can find her exploring the beauty found in nature. Rabia lives in Houston, TX with her husband and half dozen plant babies.

    Connect with Rabia:
    Email: Rabiameghani@gmail.com
    Web: rabiameghani.com
    Instagram: Rabia Meghani

    Connect with Beth:
    Email: elizabeth@yoginos.com
    Web: www.yoginos.com
    Facebook: personal: www.facebook.com/elizreese
    Facebook: Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®: www.facebook.com/yoginos/
    Instagram: yoginosyogaforyouth: www.instagram.com/yoginosyogaforyouth
    Twitter: @yoginos: twitter.com/Yoginos
    LinkedIn: Beth Reese, PhD

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Richard Wilkinson on Resourcing Our True Self

    Richard Wilkinson on Resourcing Our True Self

    “In my 20s I felt more comfortable and more confident in myself to just let go of the seemingly needy attachments of having all my friends like me and approve of what I was doing… and just really became myself.” ~Richard Wilkinson

    Join The OHMazing® Way podcast creator, producer and host, Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP, and guest Richard Wilkinson, RYT200, a yoga and meditation teacher and leader, in a conversation about the paths and possibilities of resourcing your true self. Richard also leads an iRest meditation—iRest yoga Nidra is approved by the U.S. Surgeon General and has been used by the U.S. military for over a dozen years. Richard is an international leader offering classes, workshops, and retreats individually and with his wife, Melissa Smith-Wilkinson.

    “Over the years I’ve come to the point where it’s just basically 'be myself', and the people that are in my life will either be attracted to that or not, and the ones who are not attracted to that are welcome to move on.” ~Richard Wilkinson

    Richard Wilkinson has been formally trained in Power Vinyasa Yoga by Frog Lotus Yoga in Massachusetts USA. He has taken additional Yoga Teacher Training from; Maureen Rae (Vinyasa Yoga), Jennifer Reis (Yoga Nidra), Alina Calinescu (Yin Yoga), Richard Miller (iRest Yoga Nidra), David Emerson (Trauma Sensitive Yoga). He weaves all of my training into the variety of classes that he teaches: Gentle Yoga, Hot Yoga, Hot Power Yoga, Yin Yoga and iRest Yoga Nidra. Richard’s teaching style would be classified as educational, informative and inclusive of all levels. He also places an emphasis on the Mind/Body connection and assumes that we are all in need of recovering or re-discovering our own human wholeness, on one level or another.

    Connect with Richard:
    email: richard@pranavayoga.studio
    505.557.7898
    Skype: rick.wilkinson4
    https://www.pranavayoga.studio/retreats
    https://www.pranavayoga.studio/trainings
    https://www.caregiverwellnessretreat.com

    Connect with Beth:
    Email: elizabeth@yoginos.com
    Web: www.yoginos.com
    Facebook: personal: www.facebook.com/elizreese
    Facebook: Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®: www.facebook.com/yoginos/
    Instagram: yoginosyogaforyouth: www.instagram.com/yoginosyogaforyouth
    Twitter: @yoginos: twitter.com/Yoginos
    LinkedIn: Beth Reese, PhD

    • 59 min
    Mindful Moment: Sensing the 5 Senses

    Mindful Moment: Sensing the 5 Senses

    This quickie episode features a mindful meditation using the 5 senses as a means to connect the body and mind in the present moment nonjudgmentally anytime and anywhere—including out in public!

    Join The OHMazing® Way podcast creator, producer and host, Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP, and guest Jodi Golda Komitor, MA, E-RYT 500, RCYT, in a quickie mindful meditation practice that touches on each sense as a way to notice without judgement what’s happening in any given moment. This type of mindfulness of the body practice can be a powerful option for people who struggle with breathing, including people who have asthma and COPD, as well as generalized anxiety disorder. This mindful moment can be explored anytime and anywhere. It is a great tool for use in classrooms, homes, restaurants, during travel, and beyond!

    Connect with Jodi Golda:
    Email: jg@jodigolda.com
    Founder, Next Generation Yoga: https://nextgenerationyoga.com/
    Winner, Kids Yoga Service Award
    Author, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Yoga with Kids: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Yoga-Kids/dp/0028639359
    Coach, The Biz of Kids Yoga: https://nextgenerationyoga.com/the-biz-of-kids-yoga/
    Creator, Whale Yoga for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qn415ehzZ0
    Star, Gaiam Kids Yoga Videos: https://www.gaiam.com/?q=kids%20yoga


    Connect with Beth:
    Email: elizabeth@yoginos.com
    Web: www.yoginos.com
    Facebook: personal: www.facebook.com/elizreese
    Facebook: Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®: www.facebook.com/yoginos/
    Instagram: yoginosyogaforyouth: www.instagram.com/yoginosyogaforyouth
    Twitter: @yoginos: twitter.com/Yoginos
    LinkedIn: Beth Reese, PhD

    • 6 min
    Alison Cohen on Wholehearted Living: Understanding Implicit Bias and Growing Forward

    Alison Cohen on Wholehearted Living: Understanding Implicit Bias and Growing Forward

    "The challenge is that because we are human beings living in society we’re influenced and conditioned by all kinds of forces that can lead to us developing biases that are particularly destructive… and that cut us off from wholeheartedly connecting to others."
    ~Alison Cohen, MST and Certified Mindfulness Teacher/School Coach

    Join The OHMazing® Way podcast creator, producer and host, Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP, and guest Alison Cohen, MST and Certified Mindfulness Teacher / School Coach, in conversation and practice with the critically important and meaningful topic of implicit bias. Alison first leads us through clear and concise definitions and examples of bias, explicit bias, and implicit bias. After skillfully laying a foundation, she then offers suggestions and leads practices to support us in increasing awareness of our own biases so that we can curate the wholehearted lives we wish to create.

    "In terms of implicit bias, research has shown there are really only a few ways currently to work with it meaningfully. One of those, interestingly enough, is loving kindness practice, as well as mindfulness meditation."
    ~Alison Cohen, MST and Certified Mindfulness Teacher/School Coach

    Connect with Alison:
    Email: alisonc@soundstrue.com
    Web: www.mindfulchangefromtheinsideout.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alisonecoh
    Twitter: @1984AliCo
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cohenalison/

    Connect with Beth:
    Email: elizabeth@yoginos.com
    Web: www.yoginos.com
    Facebook: personal: www.facebook.com/elizreese
    Facebook: Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®: www.facebook.com/yoginos/
    Instagram: yoginosyogaforyouth: www.instagram.com/yoginosyogaforyouth
    Twitter: @yoginos: twitter.com/Yoginos
    LinkedIn: Beth Reese, PhD

    • 45 min
    Alison Cohen on Mindful and Courageous Communication

    Alison Cohen on Mindful and Courageous Communication

    “Courageous communication is one of the ways we can build towards the world we want to see.” ~ Alison Cohen

    Join The OHMazing® Way podcast creator, producer and host, Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP, and mindfulness coach and mentor Alison Cohen in a conversation around mindful communication. Alison shares examples of mindful communication in the contexts of family and in schools. This podcast is the first of 2 conversations Beth and Alison had with the next one being on explicit and implicit bias.

    “Each of us wants to be able to live in ways that are aligned with our conscious values and yet part of being human is that sometimes we miss the mark!” ~ Alison Cohen

    “There are days when things are really rough. And, it’s different if you’re having a bad day and you’re sitting in front of a computer typing away, and when you’re working with a group of students who have dealt with oppressions of all kinds and have a fragile sense of being able to accomplish what you’re asking.” ~ Alison Cohen

    Alison Cohen cherishes any and all opportunities to integrate community-building, contemplative practice, social justice, and joy. She incorporates trauma-informed mindfulness into her instructional coaching and leadership work with educators, school leaders, and young adults. Alison also offers mindfulness-based courses and workshops throughout the US and mentors participants in Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield’s two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program. She is a Mindful Schools Certified Mindfulness Instructor, an MBSR teacher, and an avid retreat goer.


    Connect with Alison:
    Email: alisonc@soundstrue.com
    Web: www.mindfulchangefromtheinsideout.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alisonecoh
    Twitter: @1984AliCo
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cohenalison/

    Connect with Beth:
    Email: elizabeth@yoginos.com
    Web: www.yoginos.com
    Cell: +1 361 563 7448
    Facebook: personal: www.facebook.com/elizreese
    Facebook: Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®: www.facebook.com/yoginos/
    Instagram: yoginosyogaforyouth: www.instagram.com/yoginosyogaforyouth
    Twitter: @yoginos: twitter.com/Yoginos
    LinkedIn: Beth Reese, PhD

    • 37 min
    Mindful Moment: Can you hear it now?

    Mindful Moment: Can you hear it now?

    This quickie episode shares Sound Meditation as a mindful tool to practice paying attention with intention and compassion, and without judgement. It's a great strategy to practice anytime, anywhere!

    Join The OHMazing® Way podcast creator, producer and host, Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP, and guest Randi Jo Greenberg, in a quickie podcast featuring a mindful tool, sounds meditation. This is a practice that can be used anytime and anywhere, and is great to share with kids, too, as we learn to practice being present through sound. Sound meditation can be a great alternative for people who struggle with breathing, including people who have asthma and COPD, as well as generalized anxiety disorder.

    This quickie episode is based in part on the original conversation between Beth and Randi Jo, Episode #4: From Loss to Light: Being a Mindful Mom, Educator and Leader with Randi Jo Greenberg.

    Randi Jo discovered yoga in the mid 90s and has been a full time certified yoga teacher since 1999. She fondly recalls of her first yoga.training that “I was the only one in this training asking, can you tell me what ‘namaste’ means?” She's lived and worked in Park City, Utah for over 14 years. She began teaching pre-natal yoga when she became pregnant in 2004 and that led to post-natal yoga, mommy and me and then kids yoga.

    Connect with Randi Jo::
    Randi Jo Greenberg
    RJ@yogawithrandijo
    Yogawithrandijo.com
    Yoga with Randi Jo (Facebook)
    Yogawithrandijo (Instagram)

    Connect with Beth:
    Email: elizabeth@yoginos.com
    Web: www.yoginos.com
    Facebook: personal: www.facebook.com/elizreese
    Facebook: Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®: www.facebook.com/yoginos/
    Instagram: yoginosyogaforyouth: www.instagram.com/yoginosyogaforyouth
    Twitter: @yoginos: twitter.com/Yoginos
    LinkedIn: Beth Reese, PhD

    • 12 min

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