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These broadcasts deliver big life lessons in digestible packages. You'll find yoga sequences, interviews, and lessons on gaining balance. Your host Samantha Attard is a doula, yoga instructor, nutrition PhD, and coach who specializes in eastern philosophy and Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system. Listen and find bliss and balance in your every day.

Happy Healthy Human Radio - Find Balance With Samantha Attard PhD, RYT, Doula Samantha Attard

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

These broadcasts deliver big life lessons in digestible packages. You'll find yoga sequences, interviews, and lessons on gaining balance. Your host Samantha Attard is a doula, yoga instructor, nutrition PhD, and coach who specializes in eastern philosophy and Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system. Listen and find bliss and balance in your every day.

    How to actually get benefits from Ayurveda

    How to actually get benefits from Ayurveda

    Share your feedback and reflections from this podcast - I'm on Instagram at @spirocollective, or send me an email: sam[at]spirocollective[dot]com.

    In this week's podcast:


    My history with Ayurveda and how to actually get benefits from the practice
    A yoga practice that breaks down ardha chandrasana (half moon pose).
    The interview with Rep John Lewis that I loved
    Understanding the racial wealth gap in America
    New week's livestream yoga schedule!



    Links and Recommendations:


    Sign up for an Ayurvedic consultation! - spirocollective.com/ayurvedic-consultation
    Ayurvedic Dosha Quiz - spirocollective.com/discover-your-dosha-quiz
    Blog: I know my dosha...now what?: spirocollective.com/beginner-ayurveda-tips
     Book: Ayurveda for Dummies by Sahara Rose: https://www.amazon.com/Ayurveda-Idiots-Guides-Sahara-Ketabi/dp/1465462767
    Podcast: Understanding Cycles and Seasons: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6i1YRNVro2OgxsnxtTXXER?si=x-22vaMtTHeFkm90nUp_eQ
    60 Minute All Levels Vinyasa: https://www.patreon.com/posts/all-levels-39824537
    Register for this week's yoga livestreams! - spirocollective.com/events
    10 myths about the racial wealth gap: https://www.axios.com/racial-wealth-gap-ten-myths-d14fe524-fec6-41fc-9976-0be71bc23aec.html
    On Being Podcast with John Lewis: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5aXW7XHA1PswJcBtzSt377?si=dVxv-GXNR2CYU_swhg5iFQ
    Join my Patreon community! patreon.com/spirocollective



    For easy access to the links I recommend this week, subscribe to my newsletter at spirocollective.com. If you enjoy this podcast, please share it with a friend!


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    • 16 min
    A time to change

    A time to change

    Hello and welcome back! 



    In this week's podcast:


    Why this quarantine is THE time to re-group, re-prioritize, and re-organize your life.
    My favorite yoga practice and podcast of the week.
    How you can take action to support ethical elected officials.
    Next week's livestream yoga schedule.



    Links and Recommendations:


    Sign up for an Ayurvedic consultation! 
    60 Minute Intermediate Vinyasa
    Register for this week's yoga livestreams! 
    Watch this video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes' response to Representative Yoho.
    Look up your representative AND your voter registration status!
    Brene Brown's podcast on shame and accountability.
    Join my Patreon community!



    For easy access to the links I recommend this week, subscribe to my newsletter at spirocollective.com. If you enjoy this podcast, please share it with a friend! 



    Share your feedback and reflections - I'm on Instagram at @spirocollective, or send me an email: sam[at]spirocollective[dot]com.




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    • 21 min
    The Upside of Stress

    The Upside of Stress

    Hello friends! It's so wonderful to be back with you for another episode. I had been taking a bit of a podcasting break because 1) it's difficult to record with a full house and 2) there have been so many podcasts out there about life in quarantine, and I didn't want to make an episode JUST to make an episode.



    BUT - I started writing about this idea of stress leading to evolution and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I started to see these ideas EVERYWHERE and knew I needed to share them with you all.



    So check out this episode to learn about why stress is necessary for evolution and growth, how to turn distress into eustress, and why you may not feel great in the short term, but this mindset shift will change your life. 



    I'd love to see you LIVE for yoga and meditation! It's by donation, no pre-registration necessary. Find the details at bit.ly/livestream-link. 



    If you're interested in getting access to these yoga classes on-demand (plus some other sweet perks too!) check out patreon.com/spirocollective. It's an easy way to support my work (like this podcast!) and get some great content in return. Many thanks! 


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    • 23 min
    My Meal Planning Guide

    My Meal Planning Guide

    For YEARS I thought I would never be a meal plan-type person. I love going to a farmer’s market or co-op and seeing what vegetables look good,  or coming across a recipe and making it that day. I am grateful to have a skill of looking at a fridge full (or not so full) of groceries and being able to sense what flavors and combinations might work well together.

    But then I got pregnant, and it all fell apart. I had this weird issue where the idea of eating any food was disgusting until I was actually eating it, so “what do you want to eat” became a fruitless question. Add my low energy to the mix, and getting dinner together became just a little too stressful.

    It was time to create a meal plan, and I knew that it had to be easy, flexible, and low-key. A fancy app was going to feel way too intimidating.

    Hear about the meal plan method I follow, and download my meal plan template (and favorite recipes!) at spirocollective.com/meal-plan.


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    • 14 min
    Caprice Abowitt: Prenatal Yoga and Navigating Birth in a COVID world

    Caprice Abowitt: Prenatal Yoga and Navigating Birth in a COVID world

    Hello all! Today's podcast is a fabulous interview with Caprice Abowitt. Caprice Abowitt is a certified yoga instructor, birth doula, childbirth educator and certified breastfeeding counselor. A classically trained dancer, Caprice fell in love with yoga after sustaining a back injury and now specializes in kids yoga, pre- and postnatal, and yoga for the pelvic floor. She is a senior teacher at the Prenatal Yoga Center, where she co-leads teacher training in New York City and along the East Coast in addition to directing Continuing Education Programs. Additionally, Caprice leads Childbirth Education for expecting parents as a founding instructor with Birth Smarter. She is based in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband and son.

    I met Caprice when she co-led my prenatal yoga teacher training that I participated in. She was so knowledgable and kind, and had a fascinating background - I knew I wanted to have her on the podcast. The content of this interview was different than expected - as we are in the middle of COVID-19, there have been a lot of things that have changed, from our personal schedules to the policies for pregnant and birthing folks around the country. We talk about what drew Caprice to prenatal yoga, how being a doula informed her own birth experience, and why doulas - both in person and virtual - are incredibly important.

    You can learn more about Caprice by going to sagecaprice.com and be sure to check Birth Smarter and Prenatal Yoga Center for virtual classes with Caprice!


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    • 52 min
    Meditation to Keep Emotions and Energy in Motion

    Meditation to Keep Emotions and Energy in Motion

    We are in our second week of social distancing in DC, and you might be feeling a little cabin fever. But even when our bodies are not in motion, our inner world is. We still have thoughts, feelings, and emotions bubbling up. In today's meditation, we'll be directing our breath, energy, and attention to make sure that emotions keep moving through the body, instead of getting stuck and causing distress. 



    Practice meditation or yoga with me live over on Instagram - @spirocollective. Find the updated schedule on Instagram. 


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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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sam is helping all of us live our best lives with practical, invaluable information. definitely subscribe.

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Great Energy!

Doctor Attard blends lessons from her nutrition Ph.D. with significant yoga experience to bring valuable insights. I listen to her to learn more effective strategies for living and tools for optimizing my experiences. Worth it every time.

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Love Samantha’s Yoga Podcasts!

I found HHHR because I was looking for vinyasa flow practices and loved Samantha’s style of yoga instruction right away. Her podcasts are just the right pace and length for me. I like that there’s no background music and I get a great workout. Thanks Samantha xx

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