Gretchen Schutte: The Power of Yin Yoga in a Yang World

Today’s interview is an absolute delight. Gretchen Schutte is an amazing yoga instructor who specializes in teaching yin, restorative, and yoga nidra. In this podcast, we dive in to her path from a Power Vinyasa yoga training to a full-time teaching career that focuses primarily on these modalities. We talk about the benefits of yin, and take a deep dive into yoga nidra – what it is, how to do it, and why it’s so powerful. Beyond that – Gretchen is an amazing teacher and has a beautiful way with words. It’s a delight just to listen to her, and there are tons of gems in this episode to help you live a more mindful, embodied life.

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Chris Parkison: Yoga Studios vs Gyms and the DC Yoga Scene

Chris Parkison is the Group Program Manager at VIDA Fitness (Yards), Director of the Yoga Alliance RYS-200 school at VIDA Fitness, and host of the DC yoga Podcast. He’s an incredibly funny, genuine, and thoughtful guy. In our conversation, we talked about why Chris prefers to teach yoga at a gym versus a yoga studio, why he has the best job in fitness, and why he thought it was important to create his podcast, the DC Yoga Podcast.

As always, talking with Chris is enlightening and fun. Check out this episode, then be sure to go listen to HIS podcast to learn from studio owners and teachers all around DC.
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4 Keys to Serenity According to the Yoga Sutras

We all want to feel a little more peaceful right? Well, the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali have a formula to help us find this ease and calm in our lives. Here’s what Patanjali offers:

“In relationships, the mind becomes purified by cultivating feelings of friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion for those who are suffering, goodwill towards those who are virtuous, and indifference or neutrality towards those we perceive as wicked or evil.”

Today we’re breaking down those four different situations – why they’re not so easy to do, and how we can find a more virtuous response.

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Moon Chat: Finding Quiet and Comfort as We Enter Taurus Season

Hello friends! We’re back with another Moon Chat with the amazing Kathleen Barry. In today’s episode, we’re talking about the shifts into Taurus season (and what Uranus’ transit into Taurus means for future generations). Plus, we take a deep dive in acceptance, trust, and weathering all of the seasons of your life, whether it’s an off day, an off month, or an off year.

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samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.

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Yoga Sutras, Jane Austen, and Faulty Cars

Hello friends! Time for another episode of Happy Healthy Human Radio. I so enjoyed recording this podcast. Today we’re talking about how the book “Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austen got me thinking about the Yoga Sutras, which in turn led me to a thesis on whether we should punish our senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) for all the stress and messes we humans make or if it’s actually the fault of our ego/atman and inherent biases.

Listen in for a fun riff on how to be a happier human in the world, without giving up the pleasure of the world around you.

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20 Minute Yoga: Wake up your upper back

Today’s yoga practice is a joyful, brief 20-minute practice designed to help you turn on the muscles of the upper back. If you get a tense, tight spine or sore shoulders, this is the practice for you!

Enjoy!

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samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.

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Moon Chat: Black Holes, Aries, and Self-Love

Today we are back for another moon chat with the fabulous Kathleen Barry. We’re knee-deep in Aries season, so we’re talking about action and inaction, as well as making peace with some of the more reckless and high energy aspects of Aries.

We’re also talking about the latest Black Hole sighting and how it impacts our personal world, PLUS we take a nice detour into self-love vs self-care, simplifying your routines, and the struggle of decision making.

It’s a wide-ranging and delightful conversation. Enjoy!
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