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Join Frances in conversations that help support you on your wellness journey. Topics range from the very basics of yoga and Pilates to in depth anatomy and teaching topics. Feel empowered while working with special conditions in your body from pre and post natal to musculoskeletal injuries and more. Feel better in your body, more excited and motivated so you can go about your day with a smile on your face.

TaylorFit Wellness Frances Taylor

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Join Frances in conversations that help support you on your wellness journey. Topics range from the very basics of yoga and Pilates to in depth anatomy and teaching topics. Feel empowered while working with special conditions in your body from pre and post natal to musculoskeletal injuries and more. Feel better in your body, more excited and motivated so you can go about your day with a smile on your face.

    022 Charlie Morley - Lucid Dreaming Expert and Author of "Wake Up To Sleep"

    022 Charlie Morley - Lucid Dreaming Expert and Author of "Wake Up To Sleep"

    00:00:45 meet Charlie Morely
    00:02:40 Wake Up To Sleep(affiliate link)
    00:11:00 Best Practice for PTSD Treatment in Veterans
    00:11:09 Veterans Yoga Project in Oakland
    00:12:45 Yin Yoga
    00:13:45 Addressing Deep Seated Trauma
    00:14:40 Body and intra-pshychic world of dreams as the Best way to find integrate and release trauma
    00:16:05 Keep a Nocturnal Journal
    00:16:30 How Stress or Trauma Affects Specific States of Sleep
    00:18:00 Know how stress and trauma affect sleep
    00:20:15 Sleep Walking/Talking and Night Terrors Can Be Signs of Brain Growth
    00:22:35 Nightmares Can Be a Sign of Healing
    00:23:35 A nightmares like a scab, essential to our healing process
    00:24:15 Three Ways Trauma can be Integrated
    00:25:10 Dreams in Prehistoric Times and Threat Simulation Theory
    00:27:10 Dreaming and Absence of norepinephrine
    00:28:00 Safe Mode for Your Brain As You Dream
    00:31:35 When Nightmares are a Good Sign
    00:32:05 Sharing Dreams as Healing
    00:32:40 Sharing Your Dreams Raises Empathy Levels
    00:33:00 Download and Discharge the Emotional Trace of Dreams and Increase Wellbeing
    00:35:19 Anxiety Dreams are Like Fire Drills and Can Give You A Neurological Advantage
    00:37:30 Classic Yoga Teacher Nightmares
    00:39:36  Western World Pathologizes Sleep
    00:40:40 Back in the Days When We Went to Sleep When The Sun Went Down
    00:41:30 Many May be Mis Diagnosed With Insomnia
    00:42:25 Reverse Siesta
    00:42:52 Research Says Almost Everyone Can Benefit From Napping
    00:44:06 The difference Between a Nap and Yoga Nidra
    00:46:10 Yoga Nidra Increases Parasympathetic Drive
    00:47:25 What If You Feel Like You Are Not Dreaming?
    00:47:50 The Brain Prioritizes Dreaming
    00:48:25 Sleep Torture Taking Away Dreams
    00:49:00 Set The Intention To Remember Your Dreams
    00:50:19 When Using A Sleep Tracker Goes Wrong
    00:51:30 Tips TonTake Away Today
    00:51:49 Keep a Nocturnal Journal
    00:53:00 Rest The Bridge Between Wakefulness and Sleep
    00:53:42 Breathe
    00:55:23 charliemorley.com
    00:55:32 on instagram @charlie_morley_lucid_dreaming
    00:55:34 Find Charlie Morley on
    00:56:35 Special Bonus Free Online Yoga Class (for a limeied time)
    00:56:38 Come to Yoga and be Entered to WIn A Copy Of Charlie's Book

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    021 Beth Terranova - Scholiosis and Strength Training

    021 Beth Terranova - Scholiosis and Strength Training

    00:00:30 Meet Beth Terranova
    00:01:05 Strength train to support scholiotic curve, limit progression and maintain bone health
    00:01:38 Scholiosis Break Down
    00:02:08 Cobb angle to measure how much side bend in scholiotic curve
    00:04:40 determining treatment for scoliosis
    00:06:30 scoliometer to measure the surface rotation in scoliosis
    00:07:37 Structural versus Funcitional scholiosis
    00:08:57 Can Sitting Improperly contribute to scoliosis?
    00:11:08 Strength Training is safe for scoliosis
    00:12:00 Personal Experience with Strength Training and Scoliosis
    00:13:38 Will Lack of Exercise Likely Lead to More Pain With Scoliosis?
    00:14:13 Scoliosis is a Condition of Instability
    00:14:45 Focus on Training the Postural Muscles With Pilates Yoga and Strength Training
    00:15:40 Pain Can be Related to the Need to Build Postural Stability
    00:18:45 Osteoporosis and Weight Bearing Exercises
    00:20:22 Bone Cells and Remodeling
    00:22:05 The Piezoelectric Effect
    00:29:50 Individualized Sessions for Scoliosis
    00:30:25 Finding the Best Corrective Posture
    00:33:05 Does a Lumbar Curve Affect the Sacroiliac Joint?
    00:33:50 How The The Psoas Is Affected
    00:35:50 How an X-Ray Looks vs How a Person Feels
    00:38:13 The Map Is Not The Territory
    00:40:44 Tips to Take Away Today
    00:42:40 follow beth on instagram @strengthandspine
    00:42:46 www.strengthandspine.com
    00:42:55 free guide to start strength training with scoliosis on instagram links section
    00:44:25 free download 5 ways we see the spine, a scoliosis primer
    00:44:30 resources page www.taylorfitwellness.com
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    • 44 min
    020 Jennifer Brilliant ~ Yoga and Personal Training

    020 Jennifer Brilliant ~ Yoga and Personal Training

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    00:00:40 Meet Jennifer Brilliant
    00:01:05 Jennifer Muller/The Works
    00:07:52 The Wellness Focused Teacher's Perspective
    00:08:40 Fixing Other People and Fixing Ourselves
    00:09:53 Susanna Weiss
    00:12:20 Teacher Training Trainer for Om Yoga With Cyndi Lee Before Yoga Alliance
    00:12:40 ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
    00:13:00 Certified Yoga Therapist
    00:13:43 Yoga For Trauma
    00:16:00 The Unconditional Model of Teaching
    00:17:52 Erich Schiffmann
    00:19:25 Inviting Movement and Feeling Your Intuition
    00:21:30 Truly Embodying Your Own Self In Yoga
    00:21:50 Developing a Personal Practice in a Group Setting
    00:25:41 The Reason for Yoga Teachers to Que Class
    00:31:20 "Yes, and ...? No!" Blog Posts
    00:34:02 Yoga During the Pandemic
    00:34:51 Transitioning from Teaching In Person to Going Virtual
    00:37:20 Tips To Take Away Today
    00:37:30 Continue Learning
    00:37:53 Get Support
    00:38:30 Delve into Your Practice to Recognize Asymmetries And Let That Journey Bring You Peace
    00:39:06 Try Different Modalities
    00:39:20 Book Reccomendation "Burnout: The Secret To Unlocking The Streess Cycle"
    00:39:34 Get Physical Rest
    00:40:05 Understand We Can Make A Difference And Keep Going
    00:41:26 Find Jennifer Brilliant: Website
    00:41:45 Find Jennifer Brilliant: Instagram
    00:41:48 Find Jennifer Brilliant: Facebook
    00:44:01 Download Your Free Stretching Sequence
    00:44:07 Download Your Free PDF on Trusting Your Instincts As A Student

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    • 44 min
    019 Randi Stone - Director of NYC-Pilates - On Working With Disc Issues, Prenatal Pilates And Scoliosis

    019 Randi Stone - Director of NYC-Pilates - On Working With Disc Issues, Prenatal Pilates And Scoliosis

    00:00:50 Meet Randi Stone
    00:01:33 Injury Led to Opportunity
    00:03:15 From ER to Aisle in Less than a Month
    00:04:10 Discectomy at L5 S1
    00:05:15 Trying All the Right Things
    00:05:35 How Pilates was More Profound for Healing
    00:06:05 Importance of Connecting Transverse Abdominals and Obliques
    00:06:25 Neurosurgeon Recommends Pilates When All Else Fails
    00:07:50 Working With Romana Kryzanowska after Visiting Sean Gallagher's Pilates Studio
    00:10:40 How Scoliosis Figured In To Herniated Disc Issues
    00:11:10 When Exercise Can Increase Chance Of Injury
    00:11:50 Core 360
    00:12:40 When Straightening Out Feels Crooked
    00:13:40 Mukunda Stiles View on Working With Scoliosis
    00:15:36 "You Gotta Go Right To Go Left"
    00:16:05 The Great Benefit Of Not Coming From A Movement Background Is The Ability To Teach To Students Who Are Also Not From A Movement Background
    00:17:15 The Importance Of Exercise For Scoliosis
    00:18:00 Complimentary Modalities
    00:18:10 The Tupler Technique - Diastases Rehab
    00:21:10 Working Personally With Diastases and Disk Issues Gave Randi The Tools To Help Others With Those Issues
    00:22:35 Pelvic Floor Muscles and Balance
    00:25:54 Balancing Out The Four Quadrants Of The Pelvic Floor
    00:26:30 Diamonds And Hammocks Are A Girl's Best Friend
    00:30:00 The Importance Of Releasing The Pelvic Floor
    00:31:20 Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and Pilates
    00:32:05 Diaphragm Stress and Pelvic Floor Connection
    00:32:40 Pilates for Pregnancy
    00:33:45 Vena Cava Syndrome
    00:34:01 Breathing For Prenatal Students
    00:35:06 Perimenopause Breath Anxiety and Waistlines
    00:37:25 Hypothyroid Cortisol and Vigorous Workouts
    00:39:00 The Food/Thyroid Connection
    00:40:00 Over Exercising and Foods You Though Were Healthy For You
    00:41:45 Sue Hitzman's M.E.L.T Method
    00:42:30 M.E.L.T Strength and Pilates
    00:43:50 Connecting to Your Core On The Foam Roller
    00:45:00 Breathing
    00:46:46 Personal Experience With Covid Recovery and Breath Work
    00:49:19 Shifting With The Times "The Garden State Analogy"
    00:53:30 Moving On From Where You Used To Be
    00:54:25 Teen Athletes Incorporating Pilates into Their Training
    00:56:10 The Roaming Foam Roller
    00:56:30 Tips To Balance from Too Much Sitting
    00:57:52 Tips To Take Away Today
    01:01:10 Find Randi at NYC-Pilates.com
    01:03:06 Free Download Scoliosis Basics www.taylorfitwellness.com "Free Stuff" Page
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    018 Ryan H. Turner - Dynamics Of Leadership

    018 Ryan H. Turner - Dynamics Of Leadership

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    017 Laurel Beversdorf - Teacher of Yoga Teachers - On Building An Online Studio

    017 Laurel Beversdorf - Teacher of Yoga Teachers - On Building An Online Studio

    00:01:50 Meet Laurel
    00:03:20 Yoga Tune Up as Support
    00:06:05 Jason Ray Brown and Anatomy Studies For Yoga Teachers
    00:09:40 Yoga Injuries
    00:11:00 Anatomical Approach to Injury Prevention and Bio-mechanical approach to Injury Prevention
    00:11:20 Pain and Injury In Yoga
    00:16:00 When Alignment Isn't Enough
    00:16:35 Increase Your Capacity To Manage Load By Building Strength
    00:17:25 Working With Elizabeth Wipff Olympic Weight Lifter and Cross Fit Coach
    00:19:15 The Task Needs To Be Hard Enough
    00:19:45 Laurel's Online Kettle Bell Classes
    00:20:30 Laurel's Virtual Studio
    00:22:15 Building to a Kettle Bell Sequence
    00:25:00 The Suit Case Swing Circuit
    00:25:55 Laurel's All Access Studio Set Up
    00:27:00 Yoga Blend Master Class
    00:27:30 Two Weeks Off Between Master Classes
    00:28:20 Zoom In Gallery Mode
    00:28:35 Student's Comfort in Being Seen ... Or Not
    00:28:52 You Want To See Your Students
    00:29:20 Chat Time With Students
    00:30:22 Needing to Connect in This Hard Season
    00:30:55 Not as Much Is Lost As You Might Think
    00:31:45 Dealing With Student's Camera Angles
    00:33:05 Student's in "Tight Quarters"
    00:33:23 Speak To What You See
    00:33:45 Meet Students Where They Are
    00:34:22 Private Sessions Online vs Classes
    00:35:10 Allowing for different Camera Angles
    00:36:10 How Virtual Learning Happens Now
    00:37:45 Live Class Plus & Day Replay
    00:38:50 Synchronous and Non Synchronous Learning
    00:40:10 Class Context Inspired by Live Students
    00:40:39 Teaching as a Responsive Relationship 
    00:42:39 Learning Teaching From Jennifer Muller/The Works
    00:45:30 Adding Different Types and Lengths Of Classes
    00:45:50 Meeting In The Virtual "Studio Lobby"
    00:46:05 Original Strength Restorative Movement
    00:46:20 Strength in Yoga and Non-Competition
    00:46:55 Cool Zoom Collective Conversations
    00:48:10 Teacher Can Ask About Teaching
    00:48:57 As a Busy Mom of a Toddler. How do you do it?
    00:53:10 Multidisciplinary Focus 
    00:54:05 Timer or Reps As A Container
    00:56:25 The New Yoga Space Reality
    00:57:52 Desktop Cameras
    00:58:15 Using The Logitec Brio Wide Angle Lens Webcam
    00:58:50 Record For Quick Time and Live Stream
    00:59:05 Triple Back Up
    00:59:05 Using The Film Mic Pro as a Mic
    01:00:10 Quick Time On Desktop for Video Editing
    01:00:25 I Phone Recording On Phone For Social Media Clips Means No File Transfers
    01:01:15 Boltune Headphones
    01:01:40 Film Mic Pro App
    01:02:55 Founding Member Of Anatomy For Yoga Teachers 
    01:03:25 Muscolino Amazing In Depth Anatomy Books
    01:04:20 Most Teaching Is Boiling It Down
    01:05:05 Digging In To In Depth Anatomy
    01:06:00 The Time It Takes To Learn To Teach
    01:06:15 Great Teaching Evolves
    01:06:37 Knowing What NOT To Say As A Teacher
    01:08:20 Preparing The Body For Load And Life
    01:10:05 Quick Tips
    01:10:23 Take It Day By Day
    01:10:55 Vary Your Activities
    01:11:55 Add Strength Building
    01:13:05 Find Laurel on Instagram @LaurelBeversdorf
    01:13:12 www.laurelbeversdorf.com
    01:14:05 Free Download Intro To Functional Strength Training
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