Astrologer and life coach Katya Slivinskaya interviews mystics, educators, holders of wisdom, thought leaders, and artists to uplift, inspire and shift our consciousness in this pivotal time of Human history.
As an astrologer trained in the burgeoning 3rd Stage Astrology method, her goal is to help you see and value yourself outside the constraints of a cookie-cutter system, knowing that you are who you are for an exquisitely good reason, whether you’re recognized for it yet, or not.
She invites you to consider that we are ready to step into a new world paradigm - a world in which who we innately are is valued over who we are shaped and molded to be. Where our inherent intelligence is revered and trusted, and where creativity and empathy are as important as rationality and linear thinking; where “shoulds” are traded in for the knowings of the heart; where the heart leads - and where from the heart, everything is possible.
On Lift, we’ll explore the realms of education, the arts, consciousness-expansion, community, astrology, mysticism, sustainability, philanthropy, and diversity.
Join Katya and her guests for heart-centered, thought-provoking conversations that are sure to inspire and uplift, sending you off to create your most ass-kicking life!
Practices to Take Back Your Power in Changing Times with Yogi Shambu
Are the swiftly changing times testing your ability to stay clear, centered and calm? Do you feel disoriented or ungrounded? If so, this episode was made for you. We're blessed to live in a world where mindfulness practices are expanding their reach - but still, how many of us feel that we have easy-to-understand, accessible practices that we actively use to stay grounded and calm each day? Too often, the tide of busyness and stress insidiously pulls us in, and our practices fall by the wayside.
In this episode, the incredibly powerful and scandalously funny Yogi Shambu guides us through 4 simple practices designed to help you feel grounded, embodied, and powerful in the midst of anything. Best of all, any of them can be done in a 15-minute break in your day.
Bonus: we'll also cover practices to keep eyes healthy despite increased screen-time, family and couple dynamics, working with isolation, and an approach to scarcity that dissolves fear.
Living with Death with Ashley Kirchner
In difficult times, when we need to know how to live through loss and drastic life alterations, we can look to those who have been through it - the wisdom-holders of our global community. In 2016, Ashley "Ash" Kirchner lost his 20-year-old daughter to a tragic train accident - living through the experience that most parents dread above all. Only, he doesn't view death the way the rest of us do. When he talks about his beloved daughter, it's in the present tense - and, no, he isn't in denial about her death, either.
Originally from the island of Aruba, Ash's family has long put a celebratory spin on loss and regarded the "dead" as not really gone at all. As a result, the man you'll see and hear in this interview is not fragmented by grief. Instead, he brings his grief with him into a full life. Compassionate, glad of heart, and constantly in connection with his daughter, this man has invaluable and timely lessons to teach us about how to remain whole in the face of loss.
The Untapped Power of Your Ancestral Heritage with Ubbe MacLean
Without a clear sense or our roots, can we as easily take flight? Live our destiny? Realize our potential?
Life coach Ubbe MacLean and I discuss what becomes possible when we dig deep to discover the roots of our ancestry. In today's globalized world, so many of us look "out" - to cultures and traditions that pique our fascination precisely because they are so different from our own. Ubbe defies this pattern - he has gone about 1,000 years back to the Northern European roots of his ancestors, which trace back to Viking culture, and now consciously weaves this heritage into his everyday life and his work with clients. He intelligently blends what he has discovered with his extensive training in psychotherapy and coaching. The result? Ubbe's leadership offers a potent blend of ancient and modern wisdom and answers a collective call for rediscovering our roots.
In today's episode, he discusses his exploration into his cultural heritage, how it's imbued him with a strengthening kind of dignity, and how we can all embark on our own journeys, to harness the strengths and virtues offered to us by our ancestral line.
Tune into Ubbe's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPL5e9vcZTeYmjp13DtyT_Q
Step Into Your All-Ness with Sabrina Lynn
So many of us walk around wondering why we can't access our creativity, why our full potential sits there and, while we can feel it, we can't quite access it or truly live from it.
It nags at us, and days, weeks and years pass without our stepping into and experiencing the bliss of our full power.
Sabrina Lynn is someone who has deeply explored this question - not through intellect, but through her own embodied practice. She's delved deep and returned with astonishing clarity, and an understanding of how stepping into our All-ness truly works.
She's explored a wide assortment of archetypes - both masculine and feminine, many of which are taboo and unaccepted by society. She's gone where many of us fear to tread - and come back with a strength and power so many of us crave.
Don't take it from me - hear for yourself how much authentic passion and energy lives in Sabrina's presence.
Warning: inspiration abounds in this episode, and you just might be tempted to dive into parts of yourself that haven't seen the light of day, but that hold the key to your empowerment.
You can find Sabrina at rewildingforwomen.com.
Paradigm Shifting Music for a New World with Masha Tretiakova D'Elphenden
Can music act as a catalyst for our evolution? Can it midwife us past our comfort zone, into new realms, new possibilities, and new ways of seeing? I say it can. Vocalist and songwriter Masha Tretiakova D'Elphenden writes songs that bridge the heartbreaking tenderness and vulnerability of being Human with the vastness of the universe and consciousness itself. At once an exploration of infinite mystery, and a deep-dive into the rawness of the human heart, Masha's music dives bravely into suffering and bring us out the other side: into an uplifted, inspired reality in which wonder reigns, allowing us to dance on the surface of life rather than getting pulled down by its gravity. In this unique episode, Masha discusses the trials, losses, and resplendent gifts that inform her music, and plays her songs in between questions.
Rekindling Life's Magic with Bernard Duchatelle
Have you ever wished, that the kind of magic that seems to show up spontaneously in childhood, your first kiss, or other rare and momentous occasions in life, was something you could infuse your everyday life with? Do you ever feel tired of the flatness of the mundane world, yet feel powerless to "light it up" into something inspired and rarified, of your own accord? Me too. I sometimes wonder if magic is something that used to be more present, and gradually faded as (much of) humanity adopted a rationalist perspective, largely to the exclusion of rituals whose very purpose is to infuse our lives with that magic. My guest today believes that, even more important that understanding the details of a chart or transit, astrology's job and potential, is to bring magic back, to a soul-starved world.