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Prepare your favorite adaptogen-infused drink, get your diffuser loaded up with your favorite essential oils, and cozy up to me and some of my favorite people. We’ve got a lot to learn (self-actualization, people!) and I’m so excited to be on this informative journey with you!

Doctor of Chiropractic and Yoga Teacher Dr. Laura Latham, DC BS RYT on blending chiropractic care and yoga, meditation as food, and being co-captain with her patients

Well this is a TYTP first - I have the partner of a previous guest on the pod today! Dr. Laura Latham is married to episode 5’s guest Dr. Tim Latham! How cute is this?!! I know so many of you loved Tim’s episode, and you’re going to absolutely love Laura’s equally as much. They are both such compassionate, knowledgeable, and intentional providers, which comes across so clearly in each of their amazing interviews.

I so enjoyed sitting down and chatting with Laura about all of her passions, which include chiropractic care and yoga. She is brilliant, and balances those brains with being genuine and down-to-earth. I had the best time talking with her and we connected effortlessly. Ihighly recommend seeking her out for chiropractic or yoga support, she is a true gem of a doctor and a lovely woman!

*Skip to 5:04min mark to bypass the intro and get to the interview

In this episode we hear:

  • How she discovered her passion for chiropractic

  • How she chose to do a yoga teacher training

  • What appeals mot to her in a yoga practice

  • Her views on partnering with her patients rather than being seen as an authority figure

  • How she navigates religion and ethics, and how yoga became her religion

  • How meditation and yoga impacted her life

  • How meditation is like food (no really, she’s got a great analogy!)

  • How a chiropractor lives and moves in the world knowing so much about the body (people watching is on a whole other level with her!)

  • How her experience as a chiropractor informs her personal yoga practice, as well as how she’s contributing to my ‘yogalma matter’ NSYA

  • What you can expect in an appointment with her

  • How she handles clients who may be struggling with the work they’re doing together

Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):
Back Bay Health
Yoga on Main in Philadelphia
Episode 5 with Dr. Tim Latham (aka the Mr of Laura Latham!)
Episode 13 with Wilhelm Engelbrecht
Follow Laura on Instagram
the Yogi Therapist website
the Yogi Therapist on Facebook
Follow me, the Yogi Therapist, on Instagram

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Yoga Therapist and Author Ann Swanson on The Science of Yoga, yoga and meditation for arthritis and chronic pain, and informed intuition

Today’s episode was a dream come true for me. I’m so excited to share my awesome conversation with Ann Swanson. I found her incredible book, The Science of Yoga, one day and suddenly anatomy made sense! I rave about it to everyone I know - it’s definitely one of the most important texts on anatomy, the science behind yoga, breath work, etc that I’ve ever come across, and believe me I do my research! Whether you’re a yoga teacher or a student of yoga or meditation, this episode is going to bring you as much joy as it did me. Ann has an engaging and accessible manner about her that makes learning all of this information so much more easy!

I highly recommend you grab a copy of this book for yourself. And please write a review on Amazon, as Ann mentions in the episode it really helps promote the success of the book.

*Skip to 6:56min mark to bypass the intro and get to the interview

In this episode we hear:

  • How she went from art school to yoga therapist

  • How she found her niche with yoga

  • Her educational background, which includes a state-of-the-art masters program

  • All about her love for geriatrics at a young age

  • About her passionate work in assisting individuals diagnosed with arthritis

  • About her magical skill “informed intuition”

  • Her experience writing a yoga science and anatomy book

  • Making home practice accessible especially for folks with chronic pain or arthritis

  • How mindfulness compliments her offerings as a teacher, including yoga Nidra

  • Tips if you visit Kripalu

  • Her thoughts on preventative and integrative care

  • No big deal, she did her 200hr YTT in China. With folks from India. WHAAAAAT

  • The growing field of yoga research, including meditation, which has a significant amount of research

Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):
Ann’s book The Science of Yoga
Flow Artists podcast that Ann is on and shares more about her upbringing
Maryland University of Integrative Health, the master’s program Ann attended for yoga therapy
Kripalu
IAYT
Follow Ann on Instagram
Follow Science of Yoga on Instagram
Ann’s website
the Yogi Therapist website
the Yogi Therapist on Facebook
Follow me, the Yogi Therapist, on Instagram

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Social worker, yoga teacher, and owner of Soulflower Experiences on empowering Black womxn, breaking through stigmas and privledge, owning selfishness, and the wisdom of mindfulness and yoga

Big thanks again to Stacey Mulvey, my guest on episode 14, who connected me with the beautiful Jalisa Williams, today’s pod guest.

We covered a wide range of topics, from exploring using more inclusive language to her mission to promote inclusivity within meditation/mindfulness/yoga, to her experiences as a social worker. She’s so clearly passionate about making yoga, wellness, and mindfulness more accessible to people who may have a stigma associated with it or those who have never felt welcome within those realms.

I know you’ll love this episode, Jalisa is truly an incredible force bringing major growth and expansion to her community out in Colorado. I definitely think this episode will offer you a lot to chew on and ponder, and hopefully help you begin to think more creatively about making wellness practices more accessible to more people.

*Skip to 4:02min mark to bypass the intro and get to the interview

In this episode we hear:

  • We discuss her impactful work in her private practice career

  • Her thoughts on the term “person of color/POC”

  • How she uses mindfulness and meditation in her therapy practice

  • Her thoughts on dismantling racism and stereotypes

  • All about Black Girl Magic

  • About discovering sacred spaces specifically for Black individuals

  • Her passion for bringing yoga and holistic practices to more people

  • Reducing stigmas around wellness and self-care within the Black community

  • How yoga is for everyone and every body

  • Owning “selfishness” in a positive way

  • All about her beautiful offering “Flowetry” and her mission with Soulflower Experiences

Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):
Urban Sanctuary
Feminista Jones
Follow Jalisa on Instagram
Follow Soulflower Experiences on Instagram
The book “Between the World and Me”
the Yogi Therapist website
the Yogi Therapist on Facebook
Follow me, the Yogi Therapist, on Instagram

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Tarot Teacher Wolf Marnell on brewing astrological coffee, understanding and reading Tarot, and busting myths about mysticism

Mercury may be in retrograde, but we will survive! And how apropos, today’s episode features a really cool individual who dabbles in astrology! Meet Wolf Marnell, a coffee aficiondo by day and Tarot Teacher…by day AND night! I recorded this episode back in May when Wolf’s wife was currently preggo with their little babe. Wellp, their sweet baby has since come into the world! Yay!! So if you talk to Wolf, also make sure you congratulate him on his newborn kiddo.

We had such an awesome conversation and I learned sooooo much, plus talking with Wolf is like talking with an old friend! He’s clearly got a kind soul, and his passion for Tarot (and other forms of mysticism) is so clearly evident in our conversation. He blew me away with his knowledge of Tarot (should I keep capitalizing this or no? haha) and he totally busts some myths you may have heard about it too. He offers Tarot in a way that makes it feel accessible and like an extension of the self, encouraging individuals to tap into their inner wisdom to read the cards and thus build your personal understanding of your deck.

Honestly, if you don’t already own a deck you’re probably going to immediately buy one after this. And don’t worry, he offers you guidance on how to choose a deck!

Per usual, our mascot (meowscot?) Coco makes an appearance!

*Skip to 2:50min mark to bypass the intro and get to the interview

In this episode we hear:

  • All about the history of Tarot

  • Wolf pull 2 cards live for insight and inspiration for listeners

  • Ways that Tarot can feel more accessible to anyone, and how it can be a creative practice through making your own rituals (regardless if it contrasts with what the internet tells you)

  • Some common myths about Tarot (which Wolf totally busts)

  • About Wolf’s background and how he found Tarot

  • How he taught himself Latin…”from scratch”…like, whoa.

  • All about his day job as a coffee aficionado and how he won a pretty dope competition using astrology

  • How Greek mythology and astrology are connected

  • How Wolf consults Tarot

  • Why you don’t always have to cleanse your deck before you use it

  • A little bit about biodynamic wine, haaaaaay

Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):

Follow Wolf on Instagram
Wolf’s Website
Wine app
Pavement Coffee
MIZU Brand
Medium Well Podcast
@BunnyDee on Instagram - aka the Tarot Cats creator!
Rider-Waite Tarot Deck
The Wild Unknown Deck
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom book
Biddy Tarot
Root Lock Radio
The Astrology Podcast
Episode 10 with Shannon Noel
Palo Santo Supply Co
the Yogi Therapist website
the Yogi Therapist on Facebook
Follow me, the Yogi Therapist, on Instagram

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