37 episodes

After Class is a podcast by Citizen Yoga, a yoga studio that strives to be a safe space with a focus on creating a community that supports mental health. This podcast is where we delve deeper into philosophy as well as discuss topics and share stories that relate to and come from our students, teachers, and wider community.

After Class Citizen Yoga

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

After Class is a podcast by Citizen Yoga, a yoga studio that strives to be a safe space with a focus on creating a community that supports mental health. This podcast is where we delve deeper into philosophy as well as discuss topics and share stories that relate to and come from our students, teachers, and wider community.

    Reclaiming Personal Power for Collective Healing

    Reclaiming Personal Power for Collective Healing

    Kacee sits down with her close friend Dr. Jennifer Leyton-Armakan, who is a clinical psychologist specializing in acute and developmental trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, substance use disorders, and issues related to major life transitions. Dr. Jen provides individual and family therapy to adolescents and adults, she proudly integrates mind-body approaches and evidence-based techniques within the therapeutic process.



    Note: This podcast was recorded on June 1, 2022.

    • 47 min
    Liberation in Letting Go

    Liberation in Letting Go

    Kacee sits down with Aymey Kinney, an Experience Manager at the Citizen Yoga studios, as she shares her story of why she chose to shave her head. They delve into bucking beauty standards and the process of redefining yourself confidently.

    • 29 min
    Postpartum Mental Health: When to have a plan + when to surrender

    Postpartum Mental Health: When to have a plan + when to surrender

    Kacee returns to podcasting from maternity leave with special guest and Licensed Therapist, Annie Phillips, LMSW, PMH-C. Kacee and Annie discuss the importance of women's mental health especially during the pregnancy, birth and post-partum experience.



    Connect with Annie and learn more about her work:

    https://healinghomegroup.com/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/healinghomecounselinggroup/

    • 48 min
    My Body Is Not A Business Card

    My Body Is Not A Business Card

    Kacee and Alyson McAdams, MPH, RDN explore what drives the compulsion to compare ourselves to an often unrealistic ideal. Alyson shares tools to reduce comparison. 

    Alyson McAdams is a non-diet, weight inclusive dietitian specializing in disordered eating, intuitive eating, and family nutrition. Alyson works with families and individuals to develop a strong, flexible, and positive relationship with food. She is passionate about helping you discover peace with food and your body so you can show up fully for what matters to you in life. Learn more here https://www.alysonmcadams.com/

    • 55 min
    Learn and Teach from the Heart

    Learn and Teach from the Heart

    As a Citizen teacher known for his challenging sequences and HIIT series (high intensity interval training), Paul Witherspoon strives to enhance his students’ physical and mental well-being through creativity, integrity and teaching from the heart. Diving into how he found yoga, Paul and Kacee connect over loss of a sibling, the transformational qualities of grief, and their passion for change and innovation as a means of helping the community.

    Take a LIVE Zoom or in-studio class with Paul, check out his schedule here.

    Practice with Paul anytime, anywhere on Citizen On-Demand. 

    • 56 min
    How to Be an Inclusive Yoga Teacher

    How to Be an Inclusive Yoga Teacher

    How do you create a yoga culture that is more reflective of what yoga is all about — healing, justice, and anti-oppression? In this episode, Avery Kalapa (they, them), a community weaver, wellness organizer, and a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, eRYT500, YACEP, BFA, unpacks identity with clarity, inspiration, and affirmation to empower yoga practitioners and students to create more welcoming and inclusive places for everyone. From starting with an analysis of what makes a space exclusive to inner and outer work that frees ourselves from social conditioning, together we can  help shift how we relate to each other so everyone can come as they are.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Lizzy Smitty ,

Grounding Conversations

After Class has been a sliver of peace and stability during this chaotic era of COVID. Kacee leads vulnerable and down to earth convos with such insightful guests. These episodes make YOU reflect and think. Just love what citizen yoga stands for and the safe space it has created.

This podcast is a 10 out of 10 in my book. 🥰

-Liz Smith

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