48 episodes

The Dandelion Effect podcast is a space for organic conversation about the magic of living a connected life. Just like the natural world around us, we are all linked through an intricate web, a never-ending ripple that spans across the globe. Here, we explore the ideas that our guests carry through the world, remember who and what inspired them along the way, and uncover the seeds that helped them blossom into their unique version of this human experience.

The Dandelion Effect Feathered Pipe Foundation - Andy Vantrease

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

The Dandelion Effect podcast is a space for organic conversation about the magic of living a connected life. Just like the natural world around us, we are all linked through an intricate web, a never-ending ripple that spans across the globe. Here, we explore the ideas that our guests carry through the world, remember who and what inspired them along the way, and uncover the seeds that helped them blossom into their unique version of this human experience.

    Ode To The Feathered Pipe Ranch: Dandelion Effect Podcast Finale

    Ode To The Feathered Pipe Ranch: Dandelion Effect Podcast Finale

    Today’s podcast episode is the final episode of the Dandelion Effect Podcast as we know it. We are tying a beautiful ribbon on a project that began in the fall of 2020 as an avenue for continued positive outreach and community engagement in the heat of the pandemic. This podcast has far exceeded our expectations, and while it’s bittersweet, we are moving onto different creative adventures that we are all so excited for!As a way to wrap this up, we’ve decided to bring it full circle and give y...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Optimistic Realism with Effie Baldwin

    Optimistic Realism with Effie Baldwin

    Effie Baldwin is a U.S. Army veteran, Positive Discipline Educator, Associate Member of the U.S. Golf Teachers Federation and the founder of Believing in a Better World LLC. After earning her Kemetic Yoga Certification in Egypt, she became an instructor for Veterans Yoga Project then later a board member for the nonprofit. She’s also an End-of-Life Doula and facilitates Emotional Emancipation Circles to promote healing caused by race-based discrimination within communities of African-descent....

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Yogic Lens on Animal Conservation with Alison Zak

    A Yogic Lens on Animal Conservation with Alison Zak

    Alison Zak is an author, yoga teacher, environmental educator and anthropologist, and in her self-written bio, she also adds, importantly, that she is an animal. Her new book Wild Asana launches June 27th and is a delightful mix of wildlife science, Hindu mythology, Eastern philosophy, and personal stories that help us draw connections between our bodies, our minds, and the animals that inspire our practices. As if writing and teaching doesn’t keep her busy enough, Alison also founded the Hum...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Advocating for Youth Mental Health with Susan Reynolds

    Advocating for Youth Mental Health with Susan Reynolds

    Susan Reynolds has over 20 years of experience in digital wellbeing, youth leadership and mindfulness. In 2019 she co-founded LookUp to discover, empower, and mobilize youth leaders who are taking action to raise awareness and design a healthier, more inclusive, and responsible digital world. Susan leads workshops and facilitates panels to educate and empower Gen Z to find and implement their own solutions, and she’s spoken globally on the topic at conferences in Copenhagen, London, and most ...

    • 59 min
    Nature as the Antidote with Adam Schumaker

    Nature as the Antidote with Adam Schumaker

    Adam Schumaker is co-founder of Gray Bear Lodge, a rustic retreat center in Hohenwald, TN, 80 miles southwest of Nashville, that hosts experiential workshops to promote growth, fulfillment and the joy of learning. He’s a certified Watsu aquatic bodywork practitioner, lifelong yogi and potentially one of the kindest people on the planet.Gray Bear opened in 1996, and the Feathered Pipe Ranch was a big influence on its beginnings, as Adam considered the Ranch one of the “grandfathers of this mov...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Rising from the Segregated South with Dr. Helen Benjamin

    Rising from the Segregated South with Dr. Helen Benjamin

    Dr. Helen Benjamin is the president of HSV Consulting, a company that provides board and management development, strategic planning, and equity, diversity and inclusion services to community colleges. She’s had a long career in education: With a master’s degree and doctorate from Texas Woman’s University, Helen began as a teacher, and has also held positions as a professor, dean, chancellor and president during her more than 30 years in administration for community colleges in Texas and Calif...

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

DH TEP ,

Life is Relational

I came across this recent podcast of Andy Vantrease talking with Don Rheem about bringing relationality into the workplace. A fascinating dialogue. It seems even larger than just the workplace. It seems that everyone & everything is in “relation” to each other and in “relationship” with each other. In a positive way, realizing this might build stronger workplaces, teams, extended families, & communities. Every one of our interactions with others & our surroundings is an opportunity to further build relationships. Such a neat idea in what seems to be fractured times. Thanks for the podcast.

Jmelee8 ,

Inspiring

I found this podcast prior to joining a retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch. I loved listening to the interviews prior to this and felt instantly connected to the ranch when I arrived. Andy’s energy is magnetic and as authentic in person as on the podcast. I am listening to the recent episode on autism and am finding it fascinating and inspiring. Thank you for what you do, Andy and all of the Feathered Pipe Ranch Foundation!

madvosh123 ,

Do yourself a favor and add this to your Favorites

If you are looking for a podcast with warmth, joy, vulnerability and art- this is one of the best. The host, Andy, is authentic and thoughtful while creating the perfect space for each special guests. The worldly guests throughout each season are nothing short of impressive and full of heart. Do yourself a favor and add this to your listening schedule!

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