What is a spiritual practice? How does it work? How will it improve my life? How will deepening my self-care transform me? What strategies can I use to improve my life, increase my health, and create wellness? How can craft a life that I love? The Finding Harmony Podcast gets to the root of all these questions. Each episode is full of inspiration, humour, honest observations, and actionable steps that you can integrate to enhance your experience of self-love, develop a connection to Spirit, and create a life you truly love.
Reflections and Revelations: Celebrating 200 Episodes of Finding Harmony
1:24:00Join us for a milestone celebration on the Finding Harmony Podcast as we dive into our 200th episode! This episode is filled with reflections, laughter, tears, & the wisdom garnered from 200 episodes of deep conversations with yoga teachers, philosophical thinkers, and change-makers from around the globe. From the transformative power of yoga and personal development to the magic of storytelling and the art of living a balanced life, Harmony and Russell peel back the layers of what makes this journey so compelling. Don't miss this intimate look behind the scenes and hear some of the stories that have shaped the podcast into what it is today! Interviews mentioned in the 200th episode: Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor -January 3, 2021 “When Love Comes to Light” -Episode #41 -September 19, 2021 “Living Yoga”-Episode #78 Eddie Stern -March 20, 2022 “I’ll Be Your Mirror” -Episode #104 Shelly Washington -November 8, 2020 “Développés with Shelley Washington” -Episode #33 David Swenson -December 27, 2020 “Surf & Turf”-Episode #40 Dom Corigliano -Part 1 -June 20, 2021 “On the Road”-Episode #65 -Part 2 -July 24, 2022 “The Trance State” -Episode #122 Meghan Marshall -July 16, 2023 “A Stroke of Insight” -Episode #172 Guy Donahaye -January 2, 2022 “Rebirth, Restart and the New Year” -Episode #93 Dena Kingsberg -July 18, 2021 “That’s where the light gets in”-Episode #68 John Campbell -Feb.14, 2021 “Chasing Dragons” - Episode #47 Mark Robberds -April 25, 2021 ”God of Thunder” - Episode #57 Luke Jordan -March 21, 2021 “The Empty Mirror”-Episode #52 -November 5, 2023 “The Only Time is Now”-Episode #185 Ralph Craig -October 15, 2023 “Dancing in my Dreams” -Epsiode #182 Elizabeth Kadetzsky -October 22, 2023 “On Top of the Mountain” -Episode #183 Aimee Echo -July 26, 2020 “Ashtanga Yoga, The Human Reclamation Project” -Episode #18 Jan. 15, 2024 “Body Autonomy is Punk: Breaking Free from Disordered Eating” -Episode #195 Jean Bryne -January 9, 2024 “Unlocking the Mental Benefits of Yoga: A Scientific Perspective” - Episode #194 Jivana Heyman -June 3, 2023 “Being, Nothingnes, and Suchness” -Episode #166 Marie Forleo -Sept. 28, 2022-“Marie Forleo is a Time Genius”-Episode #132 Feb.13, 2024 - “Time Tested Insights on Success, Spirituality, and Sales with Marie Forleo” -Episode #199 Beryl Bender Birch -January 31, 2021 “Life beyond Power Yoga” -Episode #45 Zeena Kalisperide -March 27, 2022 “A Greek Warrior Princess?” -Episode #105 Lara Land -June 7, 2020 “Planting Seeds to Breathe” -Episode #11 & Feb.14, 2023 “How To Become Trauma Informed with Lara Land” -Episode #151 Thimo Wittich -September 13, 2020 “Yoga and the Art of Porsche Maintenance” -Episode #25 Santina Giardina-Chard -July 5, 2020 “What's it gonna take? From Adiction to Ashtanga” -Episode #15 Russell’s Mom (Michael Carol Case) -August 9, 2020 “Rediscovering Joy” -Episode #20 Shyam Ranganthan -June 21, 2020 “Yoga as Sovereignty and Civil Disobedience”-Episode #13 Michael Baidoo -October 17, 2021 “Michael Baidoo: The Beginner's Mind” -Episode #82 Emma O’Neil -Oct.31, 2021 “Emma O’Neil On this Somhain”-Episode #84 Lee Seung-En -August 22, 2021 “Lost in Translation” -Episode #74 Want to dive deeper into the episodes mentioned today? Check out the links above and follow us on Instagram for behind-the-scenes content and updates on upcoming episodes. Here's to the next 200 episodes – together! Let's continue to explore, grow, and find harmony in every aspect of our lives. Other Important Links: If you're inspired to take your business and personal growth to the next level, don't miss out on Harmony’s special offer for listeners who join the Marie Forleo's B-School program. HARMONY B-SCHOOL BONUS EXPERIENCE Find Harmony on Instagram Follow the Finding Harmony Podcast on IG Two Minute Breathwork Session We'd love to hear your thoughts on today's episode, so please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Time Tested Insights on Success, Spirituality, and Sales with Marie Forleo
44:25Today I’m connecting with my business mentor, Marie Forleo, to shed light on the transformative experience of B-School. We’re exploring the intersect between being your own boss and answering a divine calling. This is the place where business becomes a spiritual practice and is the Fast-Track for personal growth. You’re going to love this episode if you’re someone who aspires to increase your success on a professional level or if you simply enjoy motivating conversations for your own enrichment. We’re talking about the inherent value of creating a purpose-driven business and the role resilience plays in overcoming challenges. Marie’s insights, taken from her own transition (22 years ago), from a successful corporate job to creating her own business, underscore the value of following your dreams, living your passion, and being 100% authentic in your marketing. She illustrates how marketing is less about sales and more about genuine communication and service to others. You’re going to walk away feeling inspired on your path, ready to take your business or career to the next level, and encouraged to connect with like-minded individuals who share a similar passion. When you join B-School you not only get lifetime access, and 100% satisfaction guarantee, but you will find it's absolutely pivotal as you grow and expand. As entrepreneurs, we are our most valuable asset. It’s important to continue to invest in ongoing professional development, and stay adaptable in the ever-evolving landscape of online marketing to grow. Because the world needs us now more than ever before! There’s a greater focus on Health and Wellness, which means, as yoga teachers, healers and coaches, we need to know how to present our services in a way that expresses true value to our students and clients. Episode Highlights: Introduction to Marie Forleo - Background and accomplishments of one of the most influential figures in entrepreneurship and personal development. Marie's Journey - An intimate look into Marie's path to success, including the challenges she overcame and the lessons learned along the way. The Role of Spirituality in Business - How spirituality can be a driving force in creating and running a successful business. Success Principles That Stand the Test of Time - Marie shares her top principles for achieving and sustaining success in any endeavor. Sales with Soul - A fresh perspective on how to approach sales and marketing in a way that feels authentic and aligned with your values. Creating Impact and Giving Back - The importance of building a purpose-driven business that contributes positively to the world. Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs - Marie's words of wisdom for anyone looking to start or grow their business in today's fast-paced world. If you're inspired to take your business and personal growth to the next level, don't miss out on Harmony’s special offer for listeners who join the Marie Forleo's B-School program: FIND OUT MORE harmonyslater.com/b-school-marie-forleo Remember, investing in your growth is the best investment you can make! IF you liked this episode, we know you’ll love this one too! Time Genius with Marie Forleo HARMONY'S LINKS: Find Harmony on Instagram Follow the Finding Harmony Podcast on IG Two Minute Breathwork Session MARIE FORLEO: Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and owner of one of Inc.’s 500 fastest-growing companies, Marie Forleo has created a socially conscious digital empire that inspires millions. She’s the star of the award-winning show MarieTV, with over 75 million views, and host of The Marie Forleo Podcast, with nearly 26 million downloads. Marie has taught entrepreneurs, artists, and multi-passionate go-getters from all walks of life how to dream big and back it up with daily action to create results. MARIE'S LINKS: TWITTER INSTAGRAM YOUTUBE WEBSITE
Amazing Ashtanga: Eye-Opening Insights on Yoga, Teaching, and Life
1:18:37Harmony Slater & Russell Case connected with yoga teacher Ross Stambaugh in a compelling dialogue about yoga, teaching, history, and philosophy. The conversation delves into Ross Stambaugh's unique yoga journey, including his choice to practice with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois' daughter, Saraswathi Jois, over making a more conventional choice to practice under her son, R. Sharath Jois. They speak about the significance of Saraswathi's unique contributions to the Ashtanga yoga lineage as a female leader. Ross shares his thoughts on the broader perspective of yoga beyond physical postures and what he's learned from his years of practising in Mysore, India. They dive into the wisdom of ancient yoga practices and how he’s noticed changes to his practice over time. And also talk about the creation of his book: 'Ashtanga Svādhyāya.' 00:00 Introduction to the Podcast and Host 00:47 Guest Introduction: Ross Stambaugh's Yoga Journey 01:51 Dream Business Bootcamp with Marie Forleo 03:57 Co-host Introduction and Casual Banter 04:04 Guest Interaction: Ross Stambaugh's Current Endeavors 07:19 Ross's Background and Journey into Teaching 09:19 Ross's Transition from Art to Yoga 11:26 Deep Dive into Ross's Yoga Practice and Philosophy 34:58 The Ladder to Enlightenment: A Different Perspective 36:07 The Journey of Self-Love and Selfless Love 36:39 Defining Your Values as a Yoga Teacher 38:38 The Decision to Leave Public School Teaching for Yoga 39:52 The Transition from School Teaching to Yoga Teaching 41:24 The Journey of Practicing Yoga in India 46:54 The Role of Women in Yoga Teaching 53:29 The Experience of Teaching Yoga and the Future --- Key Points: 1. Early Influences and Yoga Journey: - Ross reflects on his introduction to yoga and the pivotal influences that shaped his early perceptions. - Insights into the evolution of his understanding of yoga over time. 2. Ashtanga Yoga and Global Teaching: - Deep dive into the practice and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga. - Ross shares his experiences studying under Saraswathi verses Sharath Jois in Mysore, India. - Challenges and rewards of teaching Ashtanga Yoga to a global community. 3. Evolution of Ashtanga Yoga: - Discussion on the changes within the Ashtanga Yoga community, focusing on the approach to Authorization and Certification. - Ross compares the teaching styles of Saraswathi and Sharath. 4. Teaching Philosophy and Approach: - Insights into Ross' teaching philosophy, emphasizing seeing students as individuals and not giving up on them. - The role of discipline and breaking the misconception of pushing harder for enlightenment. 5. Yoga Beyond Asanas: - Exploration of yoga as a life experience and maturing through those experiences. - Ross shares thoughts on the broader perspective of yoga beyond physical postures. --- **Direct Quotes:** "We aren't yogis at 20 or 30. We're just asana practitioners." - Ross Stambaugh "Yoga is experience, and maturing through those experiences." - Ross Stambaugh "Learn the rules really, really well. Know what works. Know that the rules don't know you." - Ross Stambaugh Important Links: HARMONY LINKS Dream Business Bootcamp: HARMONY B-SCHOOL BONUS EXPERIENCE - with the DREAM BUSINESS BOOTCAMP! Find Harmony on Instagram Follow the Finding Harmony Podcast on IG Two Minute Breathwork Session Connect with Russell Russell Case Instagram See Russell’s Art: WEBSITE Find Ross Online: WEBSITE INSTAGRAM Ashtanga Svādhyāya **Coming Up Next:** Stay tuned for the next episode where we sit down with the incredible Marie Forleo, delving into her journey, insights on entrepreneurship, and the intersection of personal development and business success.
From Injuries to Insights: Navigating Healing in the Yoga World
1:20:56In this episode of "Finding Harmony," host Harmony Slater and Russell Case engage in a heartfelt discussion with Dan Fanthorpe, unraveling the complexities of injuries in the yoga world. The trio delves into the transformative impact of injuries, the emotional challenges practitioners face, and the evolution of yoga teaching. Russell shares his personal journey dealing with a hamstring injury, while Dan, an osteopath, provides valuable insights into the holistic aspects of healing. Guests, Cast, and Crew: Harmony Slater: Podcast host and yoga practitioner. Russell Case: Co-host, yoga practitioner, and speaker. Dan Fanthorpe: Osteopath and expert in bridging the gap between yoga and healthcare. Key Points with Timestamps: 00:00: Introduction: Harmony introduces the episode and sets the stage for a deep exploration. 05:32: Spiritual and Emotional Impact: Russell and Dan share insights into the non-physical aspects of injuries. 15:45: Loss of Practice Purpose: Russell discusses the mental shift after losing a significant practice motivator. 28:12: Healing and Rebuilding: Dan emphasizes the importance of spiritual healing alongside physical recovery. 40:18: Evolution of Yoga Teaching: The trio explores the changing landscape of yoga teaching and its impact. Work with Harmony HARMONY B-SCHOOL BONUS EXPERIENCE & Dream Business Bootcamp Find Harmony on Instagram Follow the Finding Harmony Podcast on IG Two-Minute Breathwork Session Connect with Russell: IG: https://www.instagram.com/russell_altice_case/ See Russell’s Art: https://www.russellalticecase.me/ Connect with Dan: OsteoFix Website https://www.facebook.com/danthemanhere https://www.instagram.com/dan.fanthorpe/
Building a Harmonious Life with a Successful Coaching Business
1:00:54Harmony Slater welcomes Kelsey Murphy, a renowned business coach and podcast host to the Finding Harmony Podcast. They dive into the complexities and joys of balancing a successful coaching business with personal life, especially as mothers and entrepreneurs. This conversation includes rich insights on personal development, the power of life coaching, and the spiritual journey of entrepreneurship. Listeners will discover practical strategies for work-life balance, the importance of self-reflection, and how to embrace growth and challenges in both personal and professional realms. Suggested Links: Kelsey Murphy's Website Whiskey and Work Podcast Harmony Slater's Website --- More details about this episode: Introduction and Welcome [00:00:00 - 00:00:43] Harmony introduces the podcast and its focus on integrating ancient wisdom and modern life. Introducing Guest: Kelsey Murphy [00:00:43 - 00:01:12] Kelsey Murphy, a business coach and podcast host, is introduced, highlighting her impact on Harmony's business. Balancing Work and Family Life [00:01:12 - 00:03:07] The discussion centers on achieving a harmonious balance between work and family life, emphasizing the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurial mothers. Journey Through B-School [00:03:07 - 00:03:47] Harmony shares her transformative experience in B-School, a pivotal point in her career. Role of a Business Mentor [00:03:47 - 00:03:57] Exploring the significance of mentorship in business and professional growth. Importance of Podcasting [00:03:57 - 00:07:00] Discussing the value and personal impact of podcasting in sharing ideas and building connections. Personal Growth and Self-Discovery [00:07:00 - 00:10:15] Kelsey reflects on her journey into life coaching and the importance of self-awareness. Power of Life Coaching [00:10:15 - 00:13:50] An in-depth conversation on how life coaching can transform lives. Delegating Tasks and Support [00:29:37 - 00:31:09] Insights on the crucial role of delegation and support in managing personal and professional responsibilities. Building Business as a Spiritual Practice [00:31:43 - 00:33:51] Discussing entrepreneurship and coaching as forms of spiritual practice, involving overcoming fears and self-reflection. Facing Fears and Insecurities [00:32:43 - 00:35:30] A conversation on confronting personal fears and insecurities in business growth. Challenges in Coaching Business [00:33:51 - 00:39:42] Identifying common challenges faced by coaches in establishing their businesses. Importance of Self-Reflection and Celebration [00:47:14 - 01:00:00] The significance of acknowledging achievements and positive self-talk in personal and professional success. Kelsey's Bio Kelsey Murphy is a Career & Business Coach for Fortune 500 companies like Facebook and Twitter, along with entrepreneurs like Kelly Leveque (Jessica Alba's Nutritionist). She is also the host of The Whiskey & Work Podcast, which has been said to be "Magic... full of contagious energy, relevant information, motivation, tips, and experience". Previously, Kelsey was the Advertising Account Director for Nintendo, Go Pro, and Elizabeth Arden-and now she coaches people who want to feel different about their work—more purposeful, more lit up, more satisfied. She's been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Huffington Post, LiveStrong, Living Healthy, and Lauren Conrad. But on her other business card, it might say, snowboarder, eater, dreamer, and fresh-air-addict. Selected Quotes: "Building a business is a spiritual practice." - Kelsey Murphy "We'd fire that friend who's always criticizing." - Harmony Slater "Identify primal fears that keep us in our comfort zone." - Kelsey Murphy "It's okay to be bad at something and have fun." - Kelsey Murphy Explore More Episodes: IF you liked this episode, we know you’ll love these too! Unlocking Abundance: Step out of lack and Find True Wealth Miranda Mitchell: Human Design
Body Autonomy Is Punk: Breaking Free From Disordered Eating
1:17:42This episode features Aimee Echo, a multifaceted Ashtanga yoga teacher, who specializes in body respect and yoga therapy. Aimee shares some of her personal stories from back in her punk rock days, on her way to becoming a well-respected yoga teacher. With complete candor, she shares how she has struggled with body image and disordered eating off and on throughout her life and the steps she has taken to reframe her relationship with food and her body. This episode deeply explores integrating yoga philosophy with personal well-being and how to step into radical self-acceptance. Aimee Echo's adventures from Ozzfest to Ashtanga Yoga The impact of yoga on body image and self-perception Addressing and overcoming disordered eating through yoga therapy The intersection of yoga philosophy and modern wellness practices Strategies for cultivating body autonomy and respect The role of mindfulness in eating and lifestyle choices She is the creator of the Yoga of Food & Body Respect, a yoga therapy program for folks looking for recovery from disordered relationships with food and body. She also sings in her dance rock band theSTART. "Yoga taught me that I am a guardian of my body, not its master or its critic." - Aimee Echo Aimee Echo’s Website Yoga of Food & Body Respect Program IG - Aimee Echo IG - AYLB Community Join Aimee Echo in her upcoming Yoga of Food & Body Respect program, starting at the end of January 2024. This recurring program is an opportunity for transformative growth and self-discovery in the realms of yoga, nutrition, and body respect. Work with Harmony: Harmony Slater’s More Than Asana mentorship: harmonyslater.com/more-than-asana Find Harmony on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmonyslaterofficial/ Follow the Finding Harmony Podcast on IG: https://www.instagram.com/findingharmonypodcast/ Two Minute Breathwork Session: https://harmonyslater.com/morning-breathwork-optin Connect with Russell Russell Case: https://www.instagram.com/russell_altice_case/ See Russell’s Art: https://www.russellalticecase.me/ Subscribe and Stay Tuned: Don't miss our upcoming episodes, where we continue to explore the fascinating intersections of yoga, health, and science. Subscribe to the Finding Harmony Podcast for more enlightening conversations.
Unlocking the Mental Benefits of Yoga: A Scientific Perspective
1:14:47Join Harmony Slater & Russell Case as they discuss the depths of yoga's impact on mental health with distinguished guest, Jean Byrne. With her extensive background in both traditional yoga practices and modern scientific research, Jean offers a rare and insightful perspective on the mental benefits of yoga, explored through a scientific lens. Key Topics: Journey from Ashtanga to Mind-Body Wellness: Jean shares her journey from practicing Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India, to her current focus on mind-body interventions for mental health. Impact of the #MeToo Movement in Yoga: How the #MeToo movement affected the yoga community and personal practices. Blending Yoga, Science, and Philosophy: Insights into Jean's work in merging Eastern philosophy with scientific methodologies. Innovative Yoga Research and Clinical Trials: Jean talks about her role in pioneering clinical trials using yoga for various mental health and physical conditions. Yoga as a Tool for Personal and Global Health: Exploring the broader implications of yoga in contemporary healthcare. Personal Transformation through Yoga: The conversation emphasizes the transformative power of consistent yoga practice for mental, physical, and spiritual growth. Chapters: 00:47 Introducing the Guest: Dr. Jean Brine 03:55 Personal Experiences and Yoga Journey 06:44 Balancing Yoga Practice with Life 07:37 The Impact of Yoga on Mental and Physical Health 10:57 The Role of Yoga in Language Acquisition 14:06 The Transition from Psychedelics to Yoga 24:03 The Challenges of Perimenopause and Yoga 26:57 The Influence of Ashtanga Yoga 33:59 Designing Yoga Sequences for Mental Health 41:13 The Role of Spiritual Traditions and Teachers 41:54 The Power Dynamics in Teaching 44:57 The Importance of Student Autonomy 46:50 The Importance of Agreements in Yoga 47:09 Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships in Yoga 50:56 The Importance of Yoga in Mental Health 01:05:48 The Role of Yoga in Stress Management 01:07:41 The Role of Yoga in Personal Growth 01:11:03 The Importance of Intention in Yoga Practice Guest Bio: Jean Byrne holds a rich academic background with qualifications including B.A. Hons, Grad Dip Ed, Dip Childbirth Education, Grad Dip Psych, BSc Hons (Psych), and PhD. Her journey into yoga began at 19, deeply intertwined with her studies in world religions and philosophy. Jean's academic and personal endeavors led her to extensive study in India, including time with the Jois family in Mysore. Her teaching spans Ashtanga Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Intuitive Flow, and Vinyasa classes. As a Research Fellow at Curtin University and co-owner of The Yoga Space, Mindful Birth, and Wisdom Yoga Institute, Jean's work focuses on mind-body interventions, education, and program design. Her contributions include leading clinical trials on psychedelics for pain, yoga interventions for autistic children, and studies comparing yoga with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Jean's expertise is reflected in her co-editor role for the book "Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives" and her numerous publications in yoga magazines and peer-reviewed journals. Key Quotes : Harmony Slater: "Yoga is not just about asanas; it's a transformative journey for both mind and body. Jean Byrne: "The more experience you get as a teacher, the easier it is for you to know what you're about and not need to rely on students for your self-esteem, for your professional identity." Connect with Jean: http://www.yogaspace.com.au http://www.instagram.com/yogaspaceperth https://www.facebook.com/theyogaspaceperth Work with Harmony: Find Harmony on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmonyslaterofficial/ Follow the Finding Harmony Podcast on IG: https://www.instagram.com/findingharmonypodcast/ Two Minute Breathwork Session: https://harmonyslater.com/morning-breathwork-optin Connect with Russell Russell Case: https://www.instagram.com/russell_altice_case/ See Russell’s Art: https://www.russellalticecase.me/
Balancing Life and Health: Practical Tips for Sustainable Change
1:09:27Join Harmony Slater in this enlightening conversation with Layne Stowell, a health and nutrition coach, as they dive deep into the world of creating and maintaining healthy habits. This episode is packed with actionable tips and strategies for overcoming common obstacles to habit formation, especially as we enter the new year. Key Points Discussed: The Challenge of New Year's Resolutions: Exploring why it's difficult to maintain new habits and resolutions. Interview with Layne Stowell: Layne shares her expertise on healthy habits and weight loss, offering major insights into overcoming common obstacles. Strategies for Sustainable Change: Practical tips for creating and sticking to new routines and habits. Mindful Eating and Movement: How to become more aware of our eating patterns and the importance of incorporating movement into our daily routine. Ripple Effect of Healthy Habits: Layne discusses how one positive habit can lead to other beneficial lifestyle changes. Tips for Balancing Life and Health: Specific strategies for managing daily stressors and maintaining a healthy balance. * Real-Life Application: Layne and Harmony share personal anecdotes and examples of implementing these strategies in their own lives. Bio: Layne Stowell is a health and nutrition coach who specializes in weight loss through habit and behavior change. Layne believes that every woman deserves to feel confident, energized, and vibrant in her body. But as a mom of 3 and a business owner, she knows exactly how hard this can be to actually make happen with our busy modern lives. Layne is on a mission to support the over-scheduled women of the world to lose weight, build healthy habits, and learn the skills to stay consistent, motivated, and on track no matter how busy her life is. She is the founder of Elevated Health Coaching where she teaches a minimalist nutrition model combined with implementation strategies based in behavioral science to help women create the life and body of their dreams. When Layne is not nerding out over these topics you can find her playing with her kiddos, enjoying the CO sunshine or sipping on her favorite cup of coffee with her friends. Important links: Snacking Survival Guide: 32 craving-crushing snacks that will actually keep you full (and you will love eating!) https://www.laynestowell.com/snack-list Planning for a healthy, fit, and vibrant 2024 workshop: https://ehc.myflodesk.com/goalworkshop-2024 Happily Healthy 6-week weight loss program (starts January 15th!): https://www.laynestowell.com/happily-healthy Links and References: Visit Layne Stowell’s website: https://www.laynestowell.com/ Follow Layne on Instagram: @laynestowell Work with Harmony: Download Harmony's Free 2024 Reflection Guidebook: https://terrific-sky-339.myflodesk.com/wm1zda0rlm Harmony Slater’s More Than Asana Mentorship: harmonyslater.com/more-than-asana Find Harmony on Instagram: @harmonyslaterofficial https://www.instagram.com/harmonyslaterofficial/ Follow the Finding Harmony Podcast on IG: @findingharmonypodcast https://www.instagram.com/findingharmonypodcast/ Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!
From Harmony, With Love: A Merry Romp Through 2023’s Ups And Downs
1:00:17Join Harmony and Russell as they take a light-hearted yet insightful stroll down memory lane, reflecting on the rollercoaster ride that was 2023. From humorous anecdotes to profound moments of gratitude and love, this special Christmas Eve episode blends the warm holiday spirit with the unique twists and turns of the past year. It's a blend of yoga philosophy, personal growth, and a touch of the irreverent humor you love! In This Episode: Reflections on 2023: Harmony and Russell discuss the major events of 2023, interweaving global happenings with personal experiences and growth. The Power of Humor: Delve into how humor has played a pivotal role in navigating the year's challenges. Gratitude and Love: Discover the moments that brought joy, learning, and love into their lives, emphasizing the importance of gratitude. Musical Highlights: Harmony and Russell share the diverse range of tunes that resonated with Harmony and Russell throughout the year. (Check out the playlist too!) Entertainment Picks: Recommendations for movies, TV shows, and restaurants that made an impact in 2023. Yoga and Personal Development: Insights into how yoga philosophy and personal development themes wove through their experiences of the year. ⭐️ Get the full Finding Harmony Playlist from this episode! 2023 Playlist Highlights: "That’s How I Got To Memphis" - Tom T. Hall "Summertime" - Janice Joplin and Billie Holiday "California Stars" - Wilco "All Things Go" - Sufjan Stevens [And more... including the mysterious Chicken Wing song] FIND IT ALL RIGHT HERE Recommended Watch List: Elvis Leave The World Behind Project Runway Hell’s Kitchen The Vow (HBO Series) Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult Chef’s Table Barbie Movie Oppenheimer (You can watch it for us and let us know what you think…) Succession Galaxy Quest Home Improvement (for people who like sitcoms. Russell is not one of them.) Harry Potter Galaxy Quest again, for obvious reasons. Restaurant Recommendations: Alinea Restaurant Plant Based Heat Husk Nashville Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen Connect with Harmony: NEW FACEBOOK PAGE: /harmonyslatercoaching NEW Personal FB Profile: /HarmonyDSlater Website: harmonyslater.com Instagram: @harmonyslaterofficial Connect with Russell: Instagram: @racdesignstudio Personal IG: @russell_altice_case Website: russellalticecase.me MORE than ASANA Mentorship Starts January 3rd! SAVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! - harmonyslater.com/more-than-asana >>> GET YOUR FREE REFLECTION WORKBOOK FOR 2023 & 2024 Subscribe and Follow: Don't forget to subscribe and follow the Finding Harmony Podcast for more heartwarming and thought-provoking episodes.
Transforming Adversity: A Powerful Journey Through Injury and Recovery
1:04:31Russell and I are having an eye-opening chat today on the Finding Harmony Podcast, with Jen René. Jen's story is something else – she talked us through her journey of healing from a knee injury, and how it reshaped her yoga practice. We got into the nitty-gritty of balancing strength and flexibility, especially important for us women in yoga. Russell, as always, was on point with his humor and insightful questions, making the conversation even more engaging. If you're into yoga, overcoming challenges, or just love a good comeback story, this episode with Jen is definitely for you! We discuss: Jen René's extensive background in yoga and Pilates. The challenge of overcoming a severe knee injury and the recovery journey. Making Ashtanga Yoga accessible and inclusive for everyone. The integration of traditional and contemporary approaches in yoga practice. Jen’s dynamic and empathetic teaching style. Balancing the demands of yoga practice with everyday life responsibilities. The impact of physical injuries on mental and emotional well-being. Strategies for adapting yoga practice to different life stages and physical conditions. Chapters: 00:01 Introduction and Welcome 00:21 Guest Introduction: Jen Renee 01:14 Special Upcoming Program Announcement 03:00 Contact Information and Program Details 03:56 Podcasting Mishaps and Apologies 04:36 Introduction to Guest Jen Renee 04:43 Jen Renee's Journey from East to West Coast 06:06 Jen's Early Yoga Experiences 06:46 Transition to Ashtanga Yoga 07:17 Starting a Mysore Program 07:38 Jen's First (and only) Trip to Mysore 21:52 Jen's Transition from Catholicism to Yoga 28:29 Jen's Injury and Recovery Journey 33:36 Dealing with Depression and Physical Limitations 34:13 Challenges and Progress in Post-Surgery Recovery 35:12 Impact of Injury on Yoga Practice 36:32 Reflecting on Personal Strengths in Asana 38:50 Balancing Yoga Practice with Other Activities 39:51 The Influence of Yoga on Personality and Lifestyle 40:47 Re-evaluating Yoga Practice After Injury 42:03 Rebuilding Strength and Balance Post-Injury 46:20 Revisiting Past Yoga Practices and Looking Forward 48:31 Exploring New Exercise Routines and Goals 50:59 Reflecting on the Role of Yoga in Life Balance 53:27 Embracing Change and Moving Forward 56:17 Upcoming Ashtanga Retreat and Future Plans 01:00:05 Final Reflections on Yoga Practice and Personal Growth Guest Bio: Jen René has dedicated her career to making Ashtanga Yoga accessible to everyone. With over 20 years of experience in yoga and Pilates, Jen's teaching is deeply rooted in the Ashtanga tradition, yet tailored to resonate with contemporary practitioners. Her teaching style is dynamic, inclusive, and imbued with practical wisdom and heartfelt humor. Jen has positively impacted thousands of students worldwide through her in-person events and online programs, including comprehensive courses on the Primary and Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga, a yoga teacher mentorship, and Pilates for Yogis programs. Links to connect with Jen René: Website: www.jenrene.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JenReneyoga FOLLOW HARMONY ON SOCIAL INSTAGRAM I ** NEW FACEBOOK ACCOUNT I YOUTUBE Find out more about Harmony’s MORE than ASANA Mini-Mentorship starting January 3rd! >>> harmonyslater.com/more-than-asana A big heart of thanks to our friends, family, and students from around the world, who’ve generously supported this podcast through your comments, sharing, and financial donations. If you’ve enjoyed today’s podcast, please consider supporting our future episodes by making a donation. Make A Donation - harmonyslater.com/donate ❤ Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review! ❤