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As Integrative Sustainable Movement Educators and Health Advocates, our goal is to provide you with evidence based information gathered from research, experts in the field, and our personal and professional experience to help you advocate for your own health and wellness.Listen to Tonya and Kimberly as they take you on an intimate look into their lives and inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling, wisdom and talks sometimes with special guests as they dive into the grittiness of life as they find balance, trust, love, kindness and come out stronger for sharing their vulnerability with others.

Where The Lotus Grows Tonya Drew & Kimberly Searl

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

As Integrative Sustainable Movement Educators and Health Advocates, our goal is to provide you with evidence based information gathered from research, experts in the field, and our personal and professional experience to help you advocate for your own health and wellness.Listen to Tonya and Kimberly as they take you on an intimate look into their lives and inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling, wisdom and talks sometimes with special guests as they dive into the grittiness of life as they find balance, trust, love, kindness and come out stronger for sharing their vulnerability with others.

    Kim's Journey pt. 19: Finally Some Good News

    Kim's Journey pt. 19: Finally Some Good News

    Kim shares the good news and LOTS of thoughts about what happens next and how the health care system could be improved.  A vital episode if you've been following Kim's Journey - Enjoy!
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    • 58 min
    Interview: Dr. Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT

    Interview: Dr. Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT

    We are so excited to share our conversation with Dr. Gail Parker! 

    Gail Parker, Ph.D. CIAYT, E-RYT 500 is an author, psychologist, educator, certified yoga therapist and a lifelong practitioner of yoga. She became president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) Board of Directors in 2020. Dr. Parker is well known for her pioneering efforts to blend psychology, yoga, and meditation as effective self-care strategies that can enhance emotional balance, and contribute to the overall health and well-being of practitioners.


    Dr. Parker has appeared as a psychologist expert on local and nationally 
    syndicated talk shows, including numerous appearances on the Oprah Show.

    Her first book, Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma, offers self-care strategies and invites everyone, not just those directly impacted, to explore the intersection of yoga, race and ethnicity, and to consider the psychological impact of race-based stress and trauma on all of us. The companion book, Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress With Yoga invites us to reimagine and engage in healing strategies for ethnic and racial stress and trauma that lead to post traumatic growth. 
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Pursuit of Perfect Health

    The Pursuit of Perfect Health

    The ladies discuss the idea of achieving "perfect heath," the marketing and capitalizing of health and wellness as an industry, and the dangers of health and wellness myths and stereotypes. They further discuss what ideal health now means to them in light of ongoing health issues. 
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    • 52 min
    Kim's Journey pt. 18: Rehabilitation Begins

    Kim's Journey pt. 18: Rehabilitation Begins

    Kim shares her experience starting physical therapy, the pros and cons of being on the flip side of movement education, and the value of difficult teachers. 
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    Intentional Grounding

    Intentional Grounding

    Tonya and Kim talk about the practice of intentional grounding, why it should be a part of your  regular self care routine and how, once practiced regularly, it can become a powerful tool in a variety of situations.  Bonus: Kim shares an Intentional Grounding Meditation on social media and on our Patreon.  
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    • 41 min
    Maintaining Health During Times of Prolonged Stress

    Maintaining Health During Times of Prolonged Stress

    Let's fact it, stressful situations are a regular part of our day to day lives, and often the choices that we make regarding our own physical and mental health maintenance determine our overall state.  What happens when we experience additional prolonged stressful situations such as a medical diagnosis, the care of a sick family member, that throw a wrench in our usual stress-management routine?  Today the ladies talk about the difficulty of maintaining a healthy routine when facing additional stressors and how to work in healthy practices when we're hit with stressful situations that could throw us off track.  
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

GastrocRock ,

Great topics on vulnerability

I appreciate the growth through vulnerability approach Tonya and Kim take in this podcast.

Teaserpilates ,

Educational

It is nice to listen to a fresh perspective on the body. Easy listen and I feel as though I’m part of a community. I don’t feel excluded when I listen to this podcast. I practice yoga and I am a Pilates Practitioner and licensed Massage Therapist. This is my morning drive inspiration to get my day started. I’m so excited that Kim decided to believe in herself and sharing her movement philosophy with the world.

Typical Outlier ,

Wow

It’s nice to hear a pair of yoga professionals talk shop in such a way that it’s interesting, entertaining and I feel like they’re not talking above my head. Yoga discussion without condescension. Yea!

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