This podcast for yogis, yoga teachers and wellness professionals provides cutting edge practical living and business wisdom for vibrant health combining ayurvedic philosophy, raw foods, wild edible plants, conscious business practices and practical tools for optimizing your healthcare and business for you and your modern yoga family.
Progressive and informed from ancient evolutionary wisdom, Cate Stillman conducts expert in depth interviews with experts in yoga, ayurveda, conscious entrepreneurship, eating raw, living foods and progressive family living. This podcast is packed with Cate's passionate workshops, conversations and uber practical yoga classes that makes an impact on how you feel, what you do, what you think and talk about and ultimately how you show up in the world! Join the Yogahealer community at yogahealer.com
Steps to Achieve Your Life Goals in 2021 with Jennifer Allen
Setting goals for 2021 has not been an easy feat for Jen. She struggles with always wanting to do more and can only think of one thing she wants to achieve - Freedom. She wants to have the freedom to travel more. But can freedom in itself be a goal?
During a Coaching Gym session, Cate breaks down Jen’s desire for more freedom and explains the importance of differentiating feelings from goals, setting metrics for your goals and choosing meaning over comfort.
Listen to the Yogahealer Podcast to learn more about the Steps to Achieve Your Life Goals in 2021!
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to set the right goals What load do you want to carry? How much work is too much work? Links Mentioned in Episode: More about the Change your Life Course How to Decide What to Create Jordan Peterson’s work Dharma & Achieving Goals Get some free resources Show Highlights: Discriminating between the BS and the goal Focusing on what you need to achieve what you truly want Meaning is more important than comfort Timestamps: 4:54 The importance of carrying a load 11:42 Building metrics into your goals 26:12 The difference between goals and feelings Guest Bio: Jennifer Allen teaches alignment-based yoga with an emphasis on finding ease in the body, coaches people on developing healthy habits and guides people into their unlimited potential through Ayurveda.
She discovered Ayurveda in 2013. Her Ayurvedic studies have been influenced by John Douillard, Sarah Hutchinson and Cate Stillman. Jennifer completed an 18-month Yoga Health Coaching certification program to deepen her knowledge of Ayurveda and habit evolution techniques in 2018.
She has been leading hikes at the Grand Canyon since 2013 and is an outdoor educator and Certified Interpretive Guide for the Grand Canyon Conservancy.
Compounding Successful Habits Can Help You Reach Your Goals
Cate and Andy Stillman have known each other their entire lives. As cousins, they witness each other grow and have successful careers on opposite sides of the spectrum. Cate in the health and wellness space, and Andy in Wall Street. That was, until a few months ago, when Andy decided he needed a change and joined the Yogahealer team.
Listen to Cate and Andy talk about how your habits and health investments ultimately compound in a conversation about identity evolution, personal investment and automating your habits for compounding success.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to start investing in your goals How time influences your return on investment How to evolve your identity in order to achieve success Links Mentioned in Episode: Learn more about the Change Your Life Course Learn more about finding the money to invest Send us an email with your investment questions Get some free resources Show Highlights: Learning to invest in what you want to achieve Cracking your shell and moving towards your goals Identifying issues, developing strategies and executing them Timestamps: 2:46 Intentionally investing for long term goal achievement 13:57 Having the right role models and community 31:40 Evolving your identity in order to make more money 40:26 Automating your habits for compounding success Guest Bio: Andy has over 30 years of experience successfully helping businesses improve by developing and executing meaningful strategies focused on the long term success of the business. Andy has held senior roles in a number of large multinational corporations including: E*Trade, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale and Coopers & Lybrand (PWC) - often as a Chief Operating Officer or an in-house consultant.
As he was recently looking to pivot away from large companies and become more entrepreneurial, he has now partnered with his cousin, Cate Stillman, to help grow Yogahealer - leveraging his skills and experience. He is motivated by helping others and finds intrinsic value in solving complex issues large and small - putting the business in a better place and better positioned to grow.
He enjoys working across multiple levels of the organization. He approaches problems with no preconceived notions and relies on a data-driven approach. His orientation is towards simplification, transparency, holistic pragmatism, leveraging tools and managing risk effectively.
Bad Habits... and How to Build Better Habits
What habits are keeping you down and what habits are pushing you forward? Being honest and aware of your habits is the first step to developing better ones. Like in other areas of your life, the emotions behind your habits are key to why you developed them and why you can’t seem to let them go.
In this podcast episode Cate compares the work on habits of William James and James Clear, 100 years apart, in order to underline the similarities between them. If you truly want to start changing your life by developing better habits, this is a must listen episode.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to be honest about your habits How to mentally rehearse a new habit What are the emotions behind your habits? Links Mentioned in Episode: Schedule a body goals session More about the Living Ayurveda Course Get some free resources Daily Rituals by Mason Currey Atomic Habits by James Clear Habit by William James Show Highlights: Reflecting on and reviewing your habits Creating habits that create a mental shift The abrupt acquisition of a new habit Timestamps: 02:31 Self-awareness is the key to better habits 7:42 Incremental changes and noticing the little things 17:55 Consciously deciding what habits best serve you 26:20 Why you should never miss a habit two days in a row
Shape Your Next Personality with Better Habits
What is your purpose? And what do you need to change to meet it? Our personalities are constantly evolving, but are you consciously changing to achieve your goals?
In this episode, Cate guides you through an identity evolution exercise, in order for you to better understand your past self and reflect on who you want to become next.
What habits does your future self have? Listen to find out more!
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to leave your past self and grow How to define your purpose How to cultivate habits that serve your future self Links Mentioned in Episode: More about the Living Ayurveda Course Get some free resources Show Highlights: Identity evolution can happen unconsciously Understanding the role of personality tests The importance of being psychologically flexible Timestamps: 1:14 Adjusting your personality to your future purpose 10:44 Listing your past and future traits 17:15 The habits do you need to cultivate to achieve your next self
Making Music at Home for the Holidays with Nate Shaw
Do you remember your first musical experience? Were you forced to learn an instrument as a kid? For most of us, learning to play an instrument was a formal occasion we couldn’t wait to get out of. But that’s because Nate Shaw was not our teacher.
With an incredible 30 year long career, which has included playing jazz for the US State Department in Europe and writing music for Oprah, Nate created an innovative way to teach music to both children and adults.
Nate believes music to be an universal experience we should all engage with, especially as a family. Listen to the episode and find out more about how you can reconnect with music and bring it into your home on a daily basis.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How to unlock your inner musician How to normalize the music experience How to bring music into your family routine Links Mentioned in Episode: Get your family band going Get the Big Music Games App Check out the Living Ayurveda Course Get some free resources Show Highlights: Playing music without any skills Getting people to move past the fear of exposure The physicality of learning how to play an instrument Timestamps: 2:43 The universality of the music experience 15:21 Having fun and being social by learning to play music 31:46 Using your environment to learn music 44:26 Experiencing music as a family during the holidays Guest Bio: Nate is an entrepreneur, musician and teacher. For the past 30 years he has been bringing his mission of building community through music to the world. Whether it’s playing jazz for the US State Department in Europe, writing music for Oprah, or leading 20 faculty at the school he co-founded in 2009, the Brooklyn Music Factory, Nate is dedicated to inspiring new relationships, and deepening existing ones. At a time when people find themselves isolated more and more by technology and the pandemic, Nate’s mission is to inspire a renewed focus on human connection.
Working with tens of thousands of students in his 30 year teaching career, Nate is recognized as a visionary of music pedagogy and has built a robust, game-based music curriculum used by thousands of students in New York and around the globe. So far, the Brooklyn Music Factory has published hundreds of BLAM (Big Lessons About Music) Games, 2 levels of a guitar book, a group piano course, a Mini Keys curriculum and an iOS app: Big Music Games. As a band leader, he has released ten records and guested on many more.
Nursing Through Covid, an Autoimmune Success Story with Sam Norman
Samantha received her first autoimmune diagnosis at age thirteen. Growing up in a family dedicated to allopathic medicine, Sam followed the same path and became a nurse. At thirty, however, after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Sam opened up to the wellness world and eventually became a member of Yoga Health Coaching.
Recently Samantha tested positive for COVID 19. She was amazed by the resilience her immune system had built over the past 10 years. With very few symptoms, she was mostly fine, which was not the case with some of her coworkers.
Listen to the episode to learn more about building your immune system, fight inflammation and the importance of healthy habits.
What you’ll get out of tuning in: How COVID affects people differently How stress impacts the immune system How to design your immune system Links Mentioned in Episode: Tai-Chi shaking video Learn more about the Living Ayurveda Course Get some free resources Find out more about Sam Show Highlights: Dealing with autoimmune diseases and thyroid cancer Supporting your lymphatic system after testing positive for COVID 19 The impact of being Kapha to your immune system Timestamps: 2:44 Facing multiple autoimmune diagnosis and testing positive for COVID 11:20 The impact of fear on your immune system 25:18 Focusing on your potential and adjusting your habits to it 28:48 Reorganizing and designing your immune system Guest Bio: Sam Norman decided to shift gears from western nursing to ayurvedic healing about ten years ago when she saw the power of the whole body treatment modality to heal chronic illness in her own body. She is the owner and creator of Family Healer a virtual community where she guides clients on seasonal cleanses twice a year and teaches others the foundation of ayurveda as a framework for lifestyle and consequently healing in her Become Your Own Healer Course.
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If you’re an Ayurveda or even a wellness seeker, do give Cate Stillman a listen. She modernizes Ayurveda and makes it more accessible. She’s amazing