Happy Healthy Human Radio - Find Balance With Samantha Attard PhD, RYT, Doula

156 EpisodesProduced by Samantha Attard

These broadcasts deliver big life lessons in digestible packages. You'll find meditations, recipes, yoga, and lessons on gaining balance from Samantha Attard. Sam is a doula, yoga instructor, nutrition PhD, and coach who specializes in eastern philosophy and Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing syst… read more

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When a Yogi Doubts

July 11th, 2019


When do you think the yoga poses were invented? While there were about 12 poses that were defined in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika over 3,000 years ago, the majority of the shapes that we do in our Western yoga classes …

40 minute yoga sequence for hips

July 3rd, 2019


I don't know about you, but my hips could use some love. Whether it's from sitting too much throughout the day, your latest run or spin workout, or …

Guided Meditation: Let Emotions Flow

June 27th, 2019


In today’s 12-minute guided meditation, we’re focusing on letting thoughts and emotions rise and fall. You’ll experience old thoughts and experiences …

Kathleen Barry: Making peace with our shadow selves + Trauma Recovery Yoga

June 24th, 2019


Hello friends and welcome back to another amazing conversation with our resident astrology expert, Kathleen Barry. This episode is a little …

Pregnancy Update - 20 weeks!

June 20th, 2019


Halfway there! In today’s episode, I’m talking about lessons I’ve learned through my conversations with clients as well as experiencing my own …

You can always win the game

June 17th, 2019


You can always win the game. The game of your relationships, your work, your energy, your life. You are in charge of you. And thus you can choose the …

Diana Morales: Social Media as a Tool For Connection

June 14th, 2019


I love doing this podcast because it's an opportunity to talk to people with a completely different skillset and set of experiences. I so loved talking with Diana for this reason. She's a social media expert that has …

25 minute slow flow yoga to find calm

June 12th, 2019


Life moves pretty fast. So take 25 minutes out of your day to slow down, breathe deep, and feel some peace.

Today's yoga sequence is a gentle practice designed to help you find peace and ease. Enjoy! 

Moon Chat: Time, Self-Talk, and the new moon in Gemini

June 7th, 2019


Hello friends! 

We are BACK with another Moon Chat with the fabulous Kathleen Barry. Today we're talking about the new moon in Gemini and Mercury in …

Finding Calm in the Eye of the Storm

June 4th, 2019


Today's podcast comes out of a mix of yogic teachings, self-reflection, and conversation with clients. It's so common to feel pulled in multiple …

30 min Chakra Balancing Yoga Sequence

May 31st, 2019


Today let's tap into the steady energy of the body by doing a chakra-balancing yoga sequence. This practice is designed to help you steady your energy throughout the body. It's a 30-minute practice. Enjoy! 

Chakra Balancing Meditation

May 28th, 2019


Today's guided meditation will walk you through the 7 energy centers known as the chakras. It's the perfect reset button if you want to rebalance …

Hit the Energy Reset Button

May 22nd, 2019


Hello friends! I'm back from a wonderful weekend hosting an Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat at Lake Anna. WOW did it feel good. 

I was actually surprised …

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

May 15th, 2019


Today's interview is an absolute delight. Gretchen Schutte is an amazing yoga instructor who specializes in teaching yin, restorative, and yoga …

Moon Chat: Daily Rituals, Full Moon in Scorpio, and Spring Energy

May 10th, 2019


Welcome to another installment of Moon Chat, where astrology expert Kathleen Barry and I talk about what's happening in the stars and how that's …

Notes on Pregnancy - 13 weeks edition

May 9th, 2019


You might have heard when I announced it last week - I'm pregnant! It's a very exciting time, and I wanted to share some of the things I've been learning and thinking about in the period between my miscarriage last …

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

May 2nd, 2019


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 …

4 Keys to Serenity According to the Yoga Sutras

May 1st, 2019


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. …

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

April 26th, 2019


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 …

Yoga Sutras, Jane Austen, and Faulty Cars

April 23rd, 2019


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 …

20 minute yoga: Wake up your upper back

April 18th, 2019


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 …

Amanda Greenwell: Mantras, Malas, and Creating a Supportive Wellness World

April 15th, 2019


WOW - what a great conversation with Amanda Greenwell, the founder of GreenwellNYC. Amanda works at an investment bank and is a yoga teacher who …

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

April 12th, 2019


Today we are back for another moon chat with the fabulous <a href="http://instagram.com/kbb323" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Kathleen …

40-minute vinyasa yoga - Basic Goodness

April 10th, 2019


Today, a sweet vinyasa yoga practice to remember your basic goodness. It's a beginner-intermediate level class with a lot of great hip work. Please use a yoga block (or a Harry Potter book) as a prop!

If you like to …

We're Only Human

April 9th, 2019


Hello hello! Today's podcast is a big one. My trip to Tokyo plus an apartment move created a HUGE disruption in my routines the last few weeks. I was feeling pretty angry at myself for not sticking with my meditation …

Lessons from my trip to Tokyo: Why you don't want to be like a cheap coffee grinder

April 4th, 2019


Hello friends! I'm back from my week in Tokyo, and I'm bringing with me some powerful life lessons.  Tokyo was a beautiful, bustling city, but it was …

Green Beauty and Authenticity with Professional Makeup Artist Ky Washington

March 26th, 2019


I am SO excited to introduce you all to Ky Washington, founder of Modern Green Goddess. Ky is an amazing professional makeup artist who uses exclusively green/non-toxic makeup products. We met when she taught me how to …

45 Minute Vinyasa Yoga: Enjoy the Process

March 21st, 2019


And we're back! After a long hiatus, our beloved yoga podcasts are back. My apologies for the delay. I was trying to improve my process, and in doing …

Learning to Enjoy the Process

March 18th, 2019


Are you a super goal-oriented person? I'm right there with you. Today on the podcast, I'm talking about how to have goals *and* enjoy the process.

We'll be using wisdom from a former Jain monk, Stoic philosophy, and the …

Moon Chat: Reframing Mercury Retrograde

March 15th, 2019


Today on the podcast we have Kathleen Barry back to talk about Mercury Retrograde!

I know - it's everyone's favorite astrological phenomenon (or at …

Nicole Lanteri: Work/Life Balance (or lack thereof) and using your gifts

March 11th, 2019


I am SO grateful for this conversation with Interior Decorator Nicole Lanteri.

Nicole is an amazing creative and business woman. She started her …

Moving through fear and setting big audacious goals

March 7th, 2019


Setting goals is such an important aspect of being human - we're always aiming for something that's just out of reach. But how do we deal with the fear that comes along with setting these goals?

In today's podcast, …

Moon Chat: How to Find and Read your Astrology Birth Chart!

March 1st, 2019


Most of us know the sign based on our date of birth, but do you know that you actually have MULTIPLE signs? These signs are based on the positions of the planets at the time and place of your birth. With this …

Getting rid of "should" - an interview with social worker Jerusha Hull

February 22nd, 2019


Today on the podcast, we have an interview with the talented and caring Jerusha Hull. Jerusha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder of …

Embodying Your Heroic Identity - Guided Meditation

February 20th, 2019


Here’s a 10-minute guided meditation to help you embody your heroic identity. The warrior poses are actually based on a sage, Virbhadra, who was a great hero and friend. We’re going to embody the virtues of a hero - a …

Moon Chat: Embracing the Light and the Dark

February 15th, 2019


It's time for another amazing moonchat with our resident astrology expert, Kathleen Barry. 

In today's episode, we're talking about the full moon in …

Finding Stable Equilibrium and Trusting Your Balance

February 11th, 2019


Throughout biology and even in our own biochemistry, the world is held together by stable equilibrium: when something gets out of balance, …

How do you know if you're burned out? Interview with Ingrid Vaicius

February 7th, 2019


Today on the podcast, we have a special interview with my friend, colleague, and fellow wellness warrior - Ingrid Vaicius. We talked about her path …

New Moon in Aquarius and Finding Oneness

February 1st, 2019


Welcome to another Moon Chat with the fabulous Kathleen Berry! (@kbb323). Today we’re talking about the New Moon in Aquarius. You’ll learn about the …

Moon Chat! Super Blood Wolf Moon

January 18th, 2019


Join me and the amazing Kathleen Barry (@kbb323) to talk about the upcoming super blood wolf moon, personal power, shedding kapha, and setting …

Your 2019 Vision

January 16th, 2019


We're baaackkk! I'm so excited to be back for 2019. In this episode we'll dive into some lessons about creating your vision for 2019 (hint: everyone has a vision, you just decide to intentionally choose it or not). 

2018 in Review!

December 19th, 2018


Can you believe it!? We're at the end of 2018. I'm getting ready to go on official break - I'll be back with more blogs and podcasts mid-January.

In the meantime - here are some of the best things that happened in Happy …

Overcoming Fear in the Heart Chakra

December 11th, 2018


We all want to feel more connected. But what's stopping it from happening? In this podcast, I explore the reasons why we cut ourselves off from others and how you can reach out a little more.

Guided Meditation: 4th Chakra and Heart Connection

December 6th, 2018


Have someone that you're not seeing eye-to-eye with? Want to feel a little more heart connection? This guided meditation will help you reconnect to your own heart, and also spread some of that love to someone else in …

30 minute yoga: Softening and opening the heart chakra

December 5th, 2018


This yoga podcast is a simple yoga flow to open up the shoulders and heart. It's perfect if you've been sitting or slouching at your desk, and will …

Understanding the Fourth Chakra - "Courage, Dear Heart"

December 4th, 2018


Let's continue our exploration of the chakra system! We're halfway through at the 4th chakra. Learn why strengthening your heart also leads to better (and easier) decision making.

As always, if you like this episode, …

Balancing Energy This Holiday Season

November 29th, 2018


The holidays tend to go one of two ways:
1. Working super hard to finish work deadlines, organize parties and holidays, shopping lists, and activities.

Finding one's own place with svadhistana - the 2nd chakra

November 28th, 2018


Svadhistana! Let's talk about the second chakra.

The second chakra is just *fun*. It's about joy, sensuality, and creativity. When we connect with the …

Guided Meditation: 3rd Chakra and the Power of the Sun

November 27th, 2018


Want to feel confident and powerful? Embody the strength of the sun. I know...sounds like a little much, but as Hafiz said - "you are the sun in …

Remover of Obstacles - YOU! All about the 3rd Chakra

November 21st, 2018


Let's talk Third Chakra. This is the center of your confidence, esteem, and strength. In today's episode, I'll discuss how you can build your confidence through affirmation, meditation, exercise, and action. PLUS the …

Vinyasa Yoga - Continuous Movement

November 9th, 2018


Today's yoga sequence is a short, continuous, and circular flow. Use this sequence to reset your energy and find smooth, continuous movement.

If you …

Circles and Seasons Guided Meditation + Listener Q&A

November 8th, 2018


Let's do an 8 minute guided meditation to experience the circles and cycles occurring internally as well as externally. We'll converge that energy through our meditation. Then, tune in to an answer to a listener …

Circles and Seasons: the most important perspective to bring happiness

November 7th, 2018


Let's talk about circles, cycles, and seasons. From a global scale all the way down to the breath - our life is ruled by circles, cycles, and …

15 minute Meditation and Yoga for Muladhara Chakra

November 2nd, 2018


Today's podcast is a combination of yoga and meditation to help you balance muladhara chakra. You'll feel calm, grounded, and abundant after this …

Balancing Muladhara Chakra

October 31st, 2018


Muladhara Chakra is our first chakra and our center of stability and safety. In this episode, we'll talk about why balancing Muladhara chakra is so …

30 Minute Vinyasa Yoga: Interdependence & Connection

October 26th, 2018


Today's yoga practice uses smooth, connected movements and mudras to help you stay connected to your own body and connected to the energy of others.

If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it …

Guided Meditation: Interdependence and labels

October 25th, 2018


Today's episode is a guided meditation to help you experience interdependence and to start letting go of the labels that can rule our life. We'll use …

Labels, Interdependence, and Harry Potter

October 24th, 2018


Let's explore the Buddhist idea of interdependence, why we can learn about it from Harry Potter, and most importantly - why it's so great for you as well!

Interdependence is all about building more compassion for …

35 Minute Vinyasa Flow: Let's boost some Prana!

October 19th, 2018


Today's vinyasa flow is dedicated to the feeling of prana flowing through your body. We'll do some breath work and invite movements that sync with our breath. Grab a yoga mat and a block, and let's get to it!

If you …

Practices for Prana

October 18th, 2018


Now that we've done an introduction to prana - let's talk about some practices to increase your access to prana in your body and life. We'll talk about foods that are high in prana (check out this post for more details …

May the Prana be with you

October 16th, 2018


This week is all about prana - that life force and energy that's flowing through each and every one of us. In today's episode, we're doing an intro on prana and discussing how do we even notice this subtle energy …

Meditation: Finding your Purpose

October 10th, 2018


Today's episode is a guided meditation about finding your purpose. Through breath, stillness, and focus, we'll help you tune into your sense of purpose plus help you identify how to know you're on the right path. This …

Purpose, Dharma, and Intuition

October 9th, 2018


Let's talk dharma. Dharma is a purpose - it's why we show up in this body, at this specific time, in this specific environment. We each have our own purpose, but it can sometimes feel elusive. How do we know that we're …

When Change Doesn't Feel Good

October 4th, 2018


On a fundamental level, we're always experiencing change. Our cells are constantly in motion, and our energy is as well. We as humans are constantly …

Understanding the Chakras

October 3rd, 2018


Oh, chakras. It's an esoteric term often used to make fun of people in movies when they're a little too "hippie". But let's talk about what the chakras ACTUALLY are, how they relate loosely to Western medicine and …

30 minute vinyasa yoga for internal strength

September 28th, 2018


Today - we're playing the long game. We're remembering that tension is always followed by release. That uncertainty is always made certain. So we'll …

What's your period's dosha?

September 27th, 2018


It's basically the biggest annoyance of your life, and the thing you can't leave behind. Your period. We learned about it in an awkward health class, and it's time to gain a greater understanding of what's happening in …

Seeing Tension for What it Really is

September 25th, 2018


"I'm so tense" is a complaint I often hear as a yoga teacher. But what is tension really, and how do we deal with it constructively? Listen in on this episode to learn about the real reasons we need to reduce our …

30 minute yin yoga for vata season

September 21st, 2018


Welcome to vata season! Vata is ruled by movement and change, so we can best balance our bodies with stillness. Yin yoga is perfect for this …

Welcome to Vata Season!

September 20th, 2018


Let's dive deep in to Vata season. What is vata energy? Where do you find it? And most importantly, how do you balance it? Stay for the end: there's a great lesson in self-acceptance, love, and expressing your highest …

Be the Change

September 18th, 2018


There is a LOT of change happening in our world, and figuring out how to serve and share your energy can be overwhelming. Let's talk about how you can best make a difference in the world and be of service to those …

Rebroadcast: how to create an Ayurvedic routine

September 14th, 2018


While I'm out of the country for my wedding and honeymoon, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite podcast episodes!

This episode will teach you how to create an Ayurvedic routine, no matter what your dosha is. If you …

Rebroadcast: how to do Tonglen Meditation

September 12th, 2018


While I'm out of the country for my wedding and honeymoon, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite podcast episodes!

This episode teaches you how to …

Rebroadcast: why you should try yin yoga

September 7th, 2018


While I'm out of the country for my wedding and honeymoon, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite podcast episodes!

This episode explains why, after 11 years of doing exclusively vinyasa yoga, I became a practitioner, …

Rebroadcast: how to change your diet!

September 5th, 2018


While I'm out of the country for my wedding and honeymoon, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite podcast episodes!

This episode is an exploration of how to start making dietary changes that feel authentic, effective, …

My Yoga Journey - an interview with Chris Parkison

September 3rd, 2018


A different sort of episode today! This is the recording of the DC Yoga Podcast, where I was interviewed by host Chris Parkison.

It was a breath of fresh air to get to talk yoga, Ayurveda, and life with Chris in his …

My favorite Travel Yoga Sequence (15 minutes!)

August 31st, 2018


In honor of my impending travels to Europe, I wanted to share my favorite yoga routine to do when traveling. Travel can aggravate Vata dosha - the wind and air energy, causing us to feel overwhelmed and unfocused. This …

From fear to empowerment

August 30th, 2018


If you have a stressful thought or fear that keeps coming up again and again, you need empowerment statements. Unlike affirmations, empowerment …

How to accept help with grace

August 27th, 2018


Accepting help can be difficult. We tell ourselves that we're lazy, incapable of taking care of ourselves, or otherwise aren't being the strong being …

15 minute flow to get into bow pose

August 24th, 2018


Bow Pose! This heart opener, shoulder opener, hip opener, and back strengthener is more complex than it looks! Let's open up the front body and work …

The Power of Sharing Your Story

August 23rd, 2018


Life can be tough (no kidding). But too often these tough moments become an opportunity for us to blame and shame ourselves. In today's podcast, …

What to do if labor slows down

August 22nd, 2018


Did you know that 25% of emergency cesearean births are because of "failure to progress?" Once labor starts, we all want it to keep going. In this podcast, I discuss why labor slows down and how to speed it back up …

How I create my yoga sequences

August 20th, 2018


If you've ever taken yoga with me (in person or on the podcast!), you know I create pretty unique sequences. But these poses are not random - they're always tied to an energetic or emotional theme that I want to embody …

25 minute yoga to relax your back

August 17th, 2018


It's the request I get most often from private clients and yoga students: can we do something to relax my back?

If you want to soften up your spine and release tight muscles, this is the practice for you. 25 minutes of …

Life 101: How to Breathe

August 16th, 2018


Are you breathing correctly? Breathe is the most fundamental part of our lives (you don't go a day without it!), yet most of us aren't breathing correctly. Our shallow breaths are weakening our core muscles, starving …

Preventing and Treating Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy

August 15th, 2018


We hear a lot about diastasis recti after you've delivered the baby, but is it possible to prevent and treat diastasis recti when you're still pregnant? It sure is! In today's podcast, I'm diving into the most important …

Finding the positive qualities in your Ayurvedic dosha

August 13th, 2018


Sure, you could think about your Ayurvedic dosha as an imbalance, but I prefer to think about the most positive ways to express my dosha. Let's …

15 minute short and sweet yoga flow

August 10th, 2018


If it's been a few days, weeks, or months off yoga, this is a short and sweet practice to get you back into your body. I'm always amazed at what just …

The First 12 Hours of your Baby's Life!

August 9th, 2018


Most birth planning ends with the delivery of your baby, but there's so much more to it. Let's talk about what happens after that baby is out, so you can make the best start for your baby's life (and yours too!)

In …

A Million Ways to Meditate

August 8th, 2018


Today on the podcast, we're talking about all of the different ways to meditate, and why I think meditation is a critical skill in our current day and age. We'll finish with a short, 3 minute meditation that will leave …

Vegan Baking Tips and an Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe!

August 6th, 2018


Vegan baking can be daunting! But after a decade of playing with all sorts of baking recipes, I have three great tips that will help you turn your favorite baking recipe vegan friendly. And, I'm sharing a recipe for …

45 minute vinyasa yoga to find your flow (PMS-friendly, too!)

August 3rd, 2018


Life has been feeling pretty off-kilter the last few weeks with the ever changing weather here in Washington, DC. So in honor of the very vata-pitta weather we've been having, this practice is designed to help ground …

Got big goals? Let's WOOP!

August 2nd, 2018


We all have goals. Maybe you make 5 year plans, set monthly intentions, or just try to make it through the day. No matter your time scale, there's a scientifically-proven way to make your dreams a reality: WOOP! WOOP is …

Preparing for a cesarean delivery (even if you're low risk)

August 1st, 2018


Birth is....unpredictable. So with my clients I always focus on exploring ALL of the options and all of the scenarios, so that there is no surprises when it comes to your birth. Cesarean deliveries is one of those …

The voices in your head and how to find your inner mentor

July 31st, 2018


So maybe you've noticed that your brain chatter can get loud. All of the voices inside your head are telling you what to do, what to stay away from, and how to conduct your best life. But sometimes the voices are in …

25 minute after work yin yoga

July 27th, 2018


Work is fun and all, but all that time at a desk can really cramp your style (and your muscles). In this yin yoga sequence, we'll particularly target …

Is that your energy leaking?

July 26th, 2018


Dang! This episode got real deep, real quick. Today let's talk about energy. Energy is the currency of our world, and it transcends both mental/emotional and physical. We're going to talk about why we have to be more …

Vegan gluten free coconut chia energy balls!

July 24th, 2018


In Ayurveda, there are 6 tastes, 3 of which balance pitta and 3 of which increase pitta in the body. Today I'm sharing a delicious energy ball recipe that's perfect for pitta season.

In today's episode:
-What tastes help …

Why having a birth plan is so important and how to create one

July 23rd, 2018


So I used to think that birth planning was for high-maintenance controlling types...and boy was I wrong. Birth plans aren't about naming the outcomes …

45 minute vinyasa yoga to celebrate infinite possibilities

July 20th, 2018


Today's yoga practice is for celebrating the infinite possibilities in the future. We'll ground down into our present moment so that we're firmly anchored and ready to take the steps needed to build the future that we …

Your future starts in your present

July 18th, 2018


Today's podcast is a super important look into TIME. From the infinite possibilities of the future to our realities of the present, you'll learn how to achieve your dreams, one step at a time. Plus, I'm sharing my …

The most underrated part of your birth plan

July 17th, 2018


Time for another audio/video episode of the podcast. This podcast is all about an important part of your birth plan: what's going to happen in your car ride to the hospital. It sounds silly, but your car ride plays a …

Monday motivation according to your Ayurvedic dosha

July 16th, 2018


Happy Monday! Let's get your Monday motivation revved up this week by talking about how your motivation and, goal setting, and follow through differs …

30 minute vinyasa yoga to balance your 5th chakra

July 13th, 2018


Today's yoga practice is for balancing your 5th chakra and toning your voice. The 5th chakra is centered at the throat and is how we communicate with the world. The throat chakra is what allows us to express our inner …

Cooking for Two Different Doshas

July 12th, 2018


Just when you think you've figured out your Ayurvedic dosha, you realize that your partner or roommate doesn't have the same dosha as you. Now what do you do? I think it's safe to say most of us don't have time to cook …

Hydration During Pregnancy and a Call to Action

July 10th, 2018


This is Happy Healthy Human Radio's first audio/video episode! I did a Facebook Live all about this topic of hydration during pregnancy and I wanted to make sure it was shared here on the podcast as well. We're talking …

Want to change someone's mind? Here's what to do.

July 9th, 2018


Maybe you've noticed that you don't agree 100 percent with everyone in your life. People take jobs you don't think they should, date people you don't …

20 minute vinyasa yoga to find fluidity

July 6th, 2018


Today's yoga practice is about cooling our bodies from pitta season and finding some fluidity in our bodies. One of the things I love about yoga is …

How to reduce conflict

July 5th, 2018


How many interactions with others do we have every day? Whether with acquaintances or our longest friends, conflicts happen. It's inevitable when we …

Tongue Scraping 101

July 3rd, 2018


Even though we all brush our teeth and floss, tongue scraping is a *quick* important addition to our oral hygiene routines. Ayurveda recommends scraping our tongues every morning to remove bacteria built up over the …

Life as a newborn: from fancy hotel to Berlin nightclub

July 2nd, 2018


Ok, ok, ok, there's a bit of an extended metaphor in this podcast, but stick with me. We're talking all about why babies are the way that they are in the first few months of life. They don't sleep through the night, …

30 minute vinyasa yoga to soften your heart

June 29th, 2018


I've been feeling like a broken record in my yoga classes this last few weeks - "open your heart" and "soften your heart" have been the theme of …

Why I love Banana Nice Cream

June 28th, 2018


I'm an "at-home" sweetener, which means I'd rather add sugar myself to a product than have it already present. That's why banana nice cream (i.e., frozen bananas blended to be like ice cream) is one of my favorite …

Why you have irregular periods

June 27th, 2018


After a decade of wondering why I had irregular periods, I found a simple answer in a powerful book - "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni …

Ginger Pickle for Better Digestion

June 26th, 2018


Does your belly feel a uncomfortable after eating? Maybe you get bloated, feel overly full, or get some acid reflux. In Ayurveda, these digestive …

Expanding Your Definition of Success

June 25th, 2018


Happy Monday, everyone! Today I'm talking about success, and specifically what we define as successful. Typically, we're taught to focus on external …

30 minute yin yoga for connection

June 22nd, 2018


Today's 30 minute yin yoga sequence is about connection and slowing down. After a full week of a 24-hour news cycle, PLUS my own realization that my …

Your Guide to Eating Healthy Oils

June 21st, 2018


Are oils good for you? I say yes, as long as they're fresh! Yep - not all oils are created equally AND it's actually pretty easy for our standard oils to go rancid. YUCK. Today on the podcast, I'm sharing which oils are …

Creating Routines According to your Dosha

June 20th, 2018


In Ayurveda, we create daily routines to keep us in rhythm with our bodies, our days, and our seasons. In true Ayurvedic fashion, these routines need to be personalized according to your dosha (your mind-body type). …

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle

June 19th, 2018


Science has been slowly exploring and confirming the existence of a mind-body connection. One of the most palpable ways to see the mind-body connection in action is to explore the fear tension pain cycle. This is a …

Instant Gratification & Self-Improvement

June 18th, 2018


Whew! After an amazing weekend at my Ayurvedic retreat in Virginia, I'm sharing a powerful lesson on self-compassion and self-improvement. I can't …

30 minute yoga for creating space

June 15th, 2018


Today's 30 minute yoga sequence is based on a sequence I used last week in class to help my doula client relax her pelvic floor, tone her leg muscles …

Vegan, gluten-free sweet potato gnocchi

June 14th, 2018


A new favorite recipe at my household: fast vegan gluten free sweet potato gnocchi (say that 5 times fast). My methods of making gnocchi may not be …

Tonglen Meditation - You are not alone

June 13th, 2018


After a week where two very famous and "successful" people committed suicide, I'm sharing how I understand suicide from the lens of yoga, Ayurveda, …

Relaxation from the inside out

June 12th, 2018


It is so easy to get caught up in the external - all of the things that we can see and direct with our own eyes. But stress is a two-way street. It can come from an external source or an internal source. That means that …

How to find your intrinsic motivation

June 11th, 2018


Happy Monday, everyone! The theme of last week was balancing your internal and external world.

We live in a world with SO much sensory input. There are lessons, teachers, articles, and media everywhere we turn, and it …

7 minute Rebalancing Yoga Sequence

June 8th, 2018


Try this simple set of poses after a long day at work. It will rebalance your energy and give you the boost you need to have a great evening with friends or family.

I recommend using a block, book, or blanket, but you …

Vegan Smoked Gouda Recipe

June 7th, 2018


Today I'm sharing one of the staple recipes in our house - a vegan smoked gouda recipe. The recipe is adapted from Julie Piatt (@SriMati)'s great …

Your most significant relationship: media and you

June 6th, 2018


Have you ever heard that quote that "you're the average of the five people you spend your time with?" I truly believe in this adage, but in our …

The First Step in a Diet Makeover

June 5th, 2018


This past weekend, I spoke on a panel at Spark Yoga (www.SparkYoga.com) about finding balance. One woman asked a question regarding diet, and I wanted to answer it here, because it's a question that comes up often. She …

Finding your Super Power (hint: it's not what you think)

June 4th, 2018


Happy Monday, everyone! The topic of super powers came up for me A LOT in this past week. In working with my coaching clients, multiple times we …

45 Minute Yoga Sequence - Feeling your Infinite Potential

June 1st, 2018


Hello friends! Today's yoga sequence is a FAVORITE and is a play off of Monday's post about recognizing your infinite potential. There are some fun and funky transitions, great strengtheners for the lower body, and a …

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

May 31st, 2018


This chia seed pudding recipe is a fabulous quick and hearty breakfast. It's perfect for anyone that's experiencing constipation or digestive …

What to Eat Postpartum

May 30th, 2018


We get caught up with the baby's eating schedule after birth, but what about yours? Today we'll discuss what to eat after delivery and in the …

Balancing Two Doshas At Once

May 29th, 2018


What's your Ayurvedic dosha? Most people have two predominant doshas, and it can be hard to figure out which one to balance and how to go about doing it. In today's episode, I discuss 4 different strategies for …

Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation and Infinite Potential

May 28th, 2018


How much potential do you have? The yogis would say infinite. Let's explore what infinite potential means, plus learn a meditation exercise to help …

20 minute yin yoga sequence

May 25th, 2018


This simple yin yoga sequence will help you find the balance between your inner and outer world. Explore the strength of your body and the softness of your spirit. No yin yoga experience necessary, just bring an open …

Pitta Pacifying Mint Lemonade Recipe

May 24th, 2018


This delicious and refreshing beverage will keep you well-hydrated all summer long!

Make this simple mint lemonade to cool the fire-y pitta so you …

Labor Prep: Visualizing how labor starts

May 23rd, 2018


All labors are unique - you don't know if you'll go into labor at home, at work, if it will proceed quickly or slowly, or if your bag of waters will break or not. Taking time to visualize all of the ways that your labor …

Savasana goals: letting go of labels

May 22nd, 2018


The first time I learned the true purpose of savasana and applied it to my practice, I learned an incredible amount about myself and my relationship to the world. In today's episode, learn about letting go of labels and …

Finding the Yin in your Everyday Yang

May 21st, 2018


As I finish up my yin yoga training with Gretchen Schutte (http://tulapranayoga.com/), here are some lessons I learned about finding the yin in our …

30 Minute Yoga for Receiving Inspiration

May 18th, 2018


Today's podcast is a fabulous 30 minute yoga sequence. We'll play with lots of open shoulder and chest poses so that you can be receptive to the …

Can your dosha change? And a pitta balancing recipe

May 17th, 2018


Today on the podcast we're answering a listener question about if your dosha can change PLUS there's a recipe for pitta balancing blueberry bliss balls. There are tons of insights in this episode about achieving balance …

Life is your Creative Process

May 16th, 2018


Today's episode is all about how to create. Creativity requires more than sitting down and *doing* the work. The first step is to get inspired, so that we have some work to give.

This episode is perfect for anyone that …

In your third trimester? Know your Bishops Score!

May 15th, 2018


For all my pregnant folks in the house- make sure you ask your doctor about your Bishops score if/when they're considering inducing labor. This …

In times of transition - "no new friends"

May 14th, 2018


An exploration of how to find balance in times of transition. We'll discuss setting boundaries, checking in with your energy, and honoring your "yes" by saying "no" more. Enjoy!

15 Minute Yoga to Relax your Shoulders - No Mat Necessary!

May 11th, 2018


We hold so much tension in our shoulders - from carrying heavy bags to hunching over our desks and phones. All of this tension cuts off the energy to …

Beet-Sweetened Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

May 10th, 2018


The best part of my day? My morning hot chocolate. In this episode you'll learn the difference between natural and refined sugars, plus get a recipe …

Selfishness vs service and an abundance mindset

May 9th, 2018


Can we have it all? Look into the ways we fall into scarcity mindsets and find how you can be both selfish and of service at the same time.

Ego eradicator: 3 minute exercise for confidence

May 8th, 2018


Today learn a powerful breathing technique to boost confidence and power. This breathwork/exercise is great for pregnant women and for all of us who …

5 questions to ask your doctor

May 7th, 2018


Learn about my first experience as a labor doula and how to get personalized recommendations from your doctor.

Chocolate peanut butter date ball recipe

May 4th, 2018


Learn why dates are so great for pregnancy and labor, plus instructions on how to make vegan peanut butter chocolate date balls.

Breathwork for Balancing: Nadi Shodhana

May 3rd, 2018


Learn why our breath is so powerful for healing our bodies inside and out, plus learn my favorite breathing technique: nadi shodhana. Nadi shodhana …

30 Minute Morning Yoga

May 2nd, 2018


Check out this 30 minute yoga sequence that I created for a client who needed to get his body loosened up in the morning. It's the perfect way to …

Snacking and meals - how much is too much?

May 1st, 2018


Let's explore how many times you should be eating each day according to your Ayurvedic dosha, plus some tips for better digestion.

The demons hate fresh air

April 30th, 2018


Lessons on airing out the demons so that fear and anxiety don't win.

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