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What exactly happens in our minds and bodies during live music? Can it help us to heal and grow? Explore these questions and more with your favorite musicians and learn from health and wellness experts how to live your best life every day.

Groove Therapy Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers/Osiris Media

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

What exactly happens in our minds and bodies during live music? Can it help us to heal and grow? Explore these questions and more with your favorite musicians and learn from health and wellness experts how to live your best life every day.

    Episode 30: Reaching for your Dreams with Dawn Jenkins

    Episode 30: Reaching for your Dreams with Dawn Jenkins

    Taraleigh and Leah talk with fellow podcaster and passionate Phish phan Dawn Jenkins. Dawn shares what it’s like to be the first female podcast host on Osiris Media and how she has the courage to reach for her dreams. She inspires listeners to create the thing you want, especially if it doesn’t exist and gets real on fears, fandom, and success. For the “Did you Know,” Leah shares research that shows you have the power to enhance your confidence and courage with your body posture and Taraleigh takes it a step further in how to incorporate it in your daily life in the “Daily Jam.”
     
    Dawn Jenkins has been part of the Phish community since 1994 & is the producer and host of the first female-hosted Phish podcast Phemale-Centrics. She’s been with Osiris Media since the beginning and is now on the production team for the Phish podcast Undermine. Outside of Phish, Dawn is a Mama of 3 & happily married to her husband Jason. Dawn owns the school Eyes of the World Nature Immersion where she teaches children in the forest of southern Maine!
     
    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join our Facebook group to dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.
     
    Groove Therapy is brought to you by Osiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 55 min
    Episode 29: All Sides of You with Hayley Jane

    Episode 29: All Sides of You with Hayley Jane

    Taraleigh and Leah chat with musician, artist, and shopkeeper Hayley Jane in what began as a conversation about reinventing oneself during pandemic times and turned into a soulful tale of deep emotions, self-expression, and allowing all parts of the whole to thrive. Hayley Jane shares her courageous story of recovering from addiction, regaining her health, and following her heart from one coast to the other, which led to the arms of her true love. She inspires listeners to get healthy and find your canvas to express yourself so you can lead a life you love. For the “Did you Know” section, Leah shares some science on intuition while Taraleigh guides listeners through simple ways to strengthen their intuition in the “Daily Jam.”
     
    Hayley Jane’s performance is layered with raw intensity + linguistic prowess. She has a deeply emotive + highly magnetizing presence that’s generating a serious buzz in the industry. Hayley Jane pulls inspiration from a variety of styles, including 60s/70s rock + pop, musical theater, folk, blues, soul, reggae, psychedelic, funk, bluegrass + country. Her music has been praised by a wide range of musicians, producers, music lovers + the like, for successfully combining a diverse sound with clever, over-the-top lyrics + Vaudevillian style storytelling. Hayley’s on-stage energy + theatrics draw her crowds into a vivid landscape of emotion. She reawakens her audiences to the wild parts of the soul – medicine so needed in these modern times.
     
    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join our Facebook group to dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.
     
    Groove Therapy is brought to you by Osiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 2: Diving Deep with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    Season 2: Diving Deep with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    In this first episode of Season 2, co-hosts and health and wellness experts Taraleigh Weathers and Dr. Leah Taylor dive deep into the how and why of the Groove Therapy lifestyle. This season isn’t just about talking about the magic of live music or living a healthy lifestyle, it’s about experiencing it! Listeners will get a chance to connect back with the live music feels and hear how live music holds all the elements of the latest trauma treatments. Leah answers questions about the meaning of live music as she reviews her highlights from the Phish Shoreline show on 8/31/21. Listen to find out how you can be a part of Season 2!


    Taraleigh Weathers is the leader of fabulous Rocking Life Retreats and founder of the Rocking Life Entrepreneur Program where she helps people with ADHD that have a bazillion ideas in their head and need focus and guidance to figure out how they can bring it all together in a unique offering so you can make a reliable income doing what you love. She is also the author of the book How to Rock Your Life.


    Leah Taylor, PhD is an integrative mental health specialist with a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine and a researcher of live music and how it relates to wellbeing. She is the founder of the SHINE Collective, an online membership for live music fans ready to live their best life every day, not just show days and the creator of Embodied Groove ™ a live music movement experience designed to enhance the benefits of live music and raise the vibe at every show.


    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join our Facebook group to dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.


    Groove Therapy is brought to you by Osiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode 27: Spirituality & Live Music with Peter Sawyer

    Episode 27: Spirituality & Live Music with Peter Sawyer

    Taraleigh and Leah chat with musician, producer, and researcher Peter Sawyer about all things live music for a special ending to Groove Therapy’s Season 1. The trio start by talking about the meaning of live music for fans and the role spirituality and ritual play in the experience. Leah and Peter swap research while Taraleigh rounds it out with personal stories. Peter shares his journey as a musician and songwriter including influences from favorite bands and focusing on music that comes from the heart and elevates the experience for the audience. For the “Did you Know” section, Leah highlights research that looks at the role of spirituality for fans while Taraleigh suggests ways to connect to your spiritual side every day in the “Daily Jam.”

    Peter Sawyer is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and producer based in Santa Cruz, California. Sawyer is known for his distinctive electric guitar style and soulful vocals that been prominently featured in Seconds on End, Echo Street, and Brightshine. Sawyer completed his PhD from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and focused his dissertation research on the music of The Grateful Dead and how it relates to spirituality and ritual. In 2018 Sawyer founded Brightshine. Seamlessly combing Rock, Funk, Latin and Jazz influences, Brightshine has created an expansive and expressive sound that is uniquely their own.

    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join our Facebook group to dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.

    Groove Therapy is brought to you by Osiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 26: Making it Happen Part 3 with Alex Crothers

    Episode 26: Making it Happen Part 3 with Alex Crothers

    CSA-esque option for live music fans looking to support and see live music without a big price tag or commitment, that in turn offers an experience like no other. For the “Did you Know” section, Dr. Leah Taylor speaks to one of Alex’s fears, that consumer behavior would change after covid and people may choose not to invest in live music as they did pre-pandemic. As you can guess, the answer is “hell yes, they will!” and the “Did You Know,” will provide research on why live music brings meaning to people’s lives. In the “Daily Jam,” Taraleigh inspires listeners to find a sense of harmony within everyday life.
     
    Alex Crothers is the founder of Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, as well as co-owner of State Theatre, Port City Music Hall, and Thompsons Point in Portland, ME. He books and produces six artist-curated music festivals around the US and Mexico.  He has 25+ years in the live events side of the music business and currently produces ~650 events annually (pre-Covid). 
     
    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join our Facebook group to dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.
     
    Groove Therapy is brought to you by Osiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 25: The Return of Live Music with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    Episode 25: The Return of Live Music with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    In this special episode, co-hosts and health and wellness experts Taraleigh Weathers and Dr. Leah Taylor celebrate their 25th Groove Therapy podcast episode by talking about the return of live music! In it, they discuss all the feels of coming back to live music after quarantine and insights they are making about how important live music is in their lives. The two discuss tips and techniques they use to ground and center if it all begins to feel overwhelming and ways they have learned over the years to fully tap into the medicine of live music. Also discussed is when it is too much and how to navigate FOMO in service of needed rest and downtime. Lastly, listeners will get to find out when the pair might actually meet in person and the spontaneous combustion that may occur as a result.
     
    Taraleigh Weathers is the leader of fabulous Rocking Life Retreats and founder of the Rocking Life Entrepreneur Program where she helps people with ADHD that have a bazillion ideas in their head and need focus and guidance to figure out how they can bring it all together in a unique offering so you can make reliable income doing what you love. She is also the author of the book How to Rock Your Life.
     
    Leah Taylor, PhD is an integrative mental health specialist with a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine and a researcher of live music and how it relates to wellbeing. She is the founder of the SHINE Collective, an online membership for live music fans ready to live their best life every day, not just show days and the creator of Embodied Groove ™ a live music movement experience designed to enhance the benefits of live music and raise the vibe at every show.


    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join our Facebook group to dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.


    Groove Therapy is brought to you by Osiris Media. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Dannyapp ,

Great!

New favorite podcast💞💞💞💞

gmsugaree ,

Groove therapy is my medicine!

Both of your positive energy makes for such great discussions with artists!

aimpixie ,

Accessible therapy for all!

I love this content so much! Taraleigh and Leah do an incredible job facilitating thought provoking and inspiring conversations about the many benefits of live music and the community around it. I have learned so much listening to the tips and knowledge that they share and it has helped me to develop thoughts and ideas for the blog I write for Accessible Festivals, a non-profit dedicated to making music and recreation accessible to all because it is so awesome and beneficial to so many!

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