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Stoop Sits

48 EpisodesProduced by GinaWebsite

At the start of the quarantine and shelter in place orders during the COVID19 pandemic, I decided to create a virtual neighborhood stoop on which come together, talk about how we feel, apply some yogic wisdom and do a daily guided meditation.The first season episodes were all originally on Instagram… read more

48 Episodes | 2020

Stoop Sits - 8/24/20 Season Finale

August 26th, 2020


In today’s Stoop Sit I talk about resilience (today’s buzz word) and the yoga/Ayurveda perspective on it: OJAS. I also share a framework for keeping …

Stoop Sits - 08/18/20

August 26th, 2020


“Take It As It Comes” sparked today’s talk and reminded me of the Hindu deity Ganesha and seeing perceived obstacles as path. 

It’s such an important time to care for yourself so that you don’t lose sight of your …

Stoop Sits - 08/11/20

August 11th, 2020


It’s a Big Feeling day over here so I ventilate my heart’s music and offer the great teachings this powerful moment is making available to us if …

Stoop Sits - 08/04/20

August 4th, 2020


On the virtual stoop today I talk about this idea of being more you now than you ever have been before. Why? Or why not? What hinders us? I talk again about energy stewardship and boundaries too. Then we sit! This sit …

Stoop Sits - 07/27/20

July 28th, 2020


Today’s stoop talk emerged from a place of tenderness and gratitude around something I’m going through and I hope the discussion of energetic stewardship and boundaries is of benefit to you in navigating your own …

Stoop Sits - 07/21/20

July 22nd, 2020


Today we explore the idea of probing some of the ways we may unintentionally restrict or “incarcerate ourselves” and the concept of getting into …

Stoop Sits - 07/14/20

July 14th, 2020


After a friend dumped me on Instagram, I got to pondering this idea that some people think we can't be serious about what's going on in the world if we're still engaging in play, silliness and joy. And that's just a …

Stoop Sits - 7/7/20

July 7th, 2020


Hey neighbs! Today I talk about why we suffer, what causes it, how our relationship with the “sweet confinement of our aloneness” impacts it and what …

Stoop Sits - 6/30/20

June 30th, 2020


Hey neighbors! In today's episode I talk about how challenged we’re feeling with everything that's happening in the world, playing the long game, getting into top nervous system shape and exactly how meditation can help …

Stoop Sits - 6/23/20

June 23rd, 2020


It’s my birthday week! 48 is right around the corner and I’ve been in REFLECTION. Today I talk about how “healing is the unlearning of patterns” and what that means to me. I also talk about how to use the practices of …

Stoop Sits - 6/16/20

June 16th, 2020


Hey Neighbors! Join me on the Stoop to talk about the call to awaken to your conditioned consciousness, do the inner work to disrupt some regressive patterns and then the outer work to activate change in the world, …

Stoop Sits - 6/9/20

June 9th, 2020


We are back on the STOOP! We had a powerful week on mute and I was so grateful for the invitation to speak to this concept of feeling “high …

Stoop Sits - 5/26/20

May 26th, 2020


Back on the Stoop with my neighbors and it feels so good! Today I share two things that I hope help. One is an excerpt from Brene Brown’s UT …

Stoop Sits - 5/19/20

May 19th, 2020


Today the neighbors slide onto the virtual stoop and we talk TRUTH. Right now we're all trying to figure out the day to day truth and some of us are taking this time to explore our bigger and deeper truth. Is there “the …

Stoop Sits - 5/12/20

May 12th, 2020


On the Virtual Stoop today we explore whether we're treating this time as a "pause" or a "shift"? And also whether we are WAITING for things to change and in so doing if we're missing the opportunities to find meaning …

Stoop Sits - 5/5/20

May 8th, 2020


It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood is back as Stoop Sits! In today's episode we have a very happy return to Instagram Live to connect with the live crew again. Gina talks about her vision for this next iteration …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/16/20

April 16th, 2020


Today, on our last stoop sit before I head into 10 days of Advanced Teacher Training, I share the 2 words that emerged when I focused on this last day: CARPE DIEM. I get REAL fired up talking about the opportunity we …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/15/20

April 15th, 2020


Today's invitation to stay awake, present and intentional in the midst of all this is to explore a strength or growth that has been revealed through this experience so far and a regressive pattern or "exciting gap" that …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/14/20

April 14th, 2020


Today I share a sweet surprise gift from my friend Monica and what my 2nd favorite job of all time is. Then we discuss ESSENTIAL in depth, as relates to each layer of your consciousness as well as short term essential …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/13/20

April 14th, 2020


Today's topic du jour is RESILIENCE!! And how it is deeply rooted in your sense of self and reflects your fluid power. And that no external teacher/person/guide can ever give it to you, it can be supported but only YOU …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/12/20

April 14th, 2020


Happy Day to you, whatever you may be celebrating! Today I share a little family snapshot of our Easter mornings and candy with a side story about my one and only Seder meal. Then explore the theme of renewed life and …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/11/20

April 14th, 2020


SUPER SPECIAL AMAZING SURPRISE GUESTS TODAY!!! Omg my face hurts from smiling! Michael and Sara Franti drop in unexpectedly for a sweet serenade and we do some Q&A before our sit! I hope this makes your Saturday …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/10/20

April 14th, 2020


Today's human question is around zit stickers and then I dive right into an exploration of Negativity Bias - why we do it and how profoundly depleting and upsetting it can be. My suspicion is that we're all likely doing …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/9/20

April 14th, 2020


Today I get your 2 cents on whether to shave my head, we talk about staying awake and sustainable actions to do that, we're graced by Pema Chodron's …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/8/20

April 14th, 2020


After I go a little bit cookoo at the beginning of our stoop sit and share my new t-shirt, I tell the super quick, Ginafied version of the Ramayana …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/7/20

April 14th, 2020


It's Taco Tuesday and I wanted to Tacobout the fact that you've already done what we might have labeled impossible. And I share how I make it through a morning run and how that feels like exactly what we're doing to …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/6/20

April 14th, 2020


I come clean about my neighborHOODIE collection with this one that embarrasses me. And talk about how the ways we have fed our "identity" on the …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/5/20

April 14th, 2020


Super Soul Sunday! Today I read a quote from Sally Kempton on Loneliness and read the stunningly gorgeous and timely poem The Invitation by Oriah …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/4/20

April 14th, 2020


Today I offer an invitation to explore 1) What changes/commitments/rituals/practices have BEEN WORKING for you over the last 3 weeks and 2) What changes/commitments/rituals/practices have NOT BEEN WORKING for you over …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/3/20

April 14th, 2020


Today I'm moved to tears of joy at witnessing the support and love from others who are in equally dire straits. I share a story from the …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/2/20

April 14th, 2020


Join us on the virtual stoop! Today I talk about planning, those of us that identify as the "planners", how impossible that is right now, anticipatory anxiety and how to work with what we're feeling when we can't plan …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/1/20

April 14th, 2020


While it's probably the least April Foolsy feeling April Fools Day ever, I wear my bathrobe hoodie (I see you Lebowski) and talk about Hasya, one of …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/31/20

April 14th, 2020


Today I talk about why I'm wearing an enormous Burton sweatshirt from 1993 and why I'll never get rid of it. What snowboarding taught me about my ego …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/30/20

April 14th, 2020


It's a no BS Monday in the neighborhood! I talk about how we can work with the news that we'll be social distancing for another month and that we're more prepared for this than we believe. "Reverend" Gina is in the …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/29/20

April 14th, 2020


It's Sunday! I sing the chorus of U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday and the moment my world expanded at U2 in Oakland in 1987 on the Joshua Tree tour. We have a moment of silent gratitude for the healthcare professionals that …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/28/20

April 14th, 2020


I say hi to as many neighbors as I can today, sing Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting by Elton John, I talk about my theory of your preferred way of dressing being from the period of your life when you were forming …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/27/20

April 14th, 2020


Today we sing a little Friday I'm In Love by the Cure, talk about wearing hoodies from schools you didn't go to, rank our friends based on who you …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/26/20

April 14th, 2020


New hoodie alert! And I talk about waning enthusiasm for "workability" and the importance of having Reliable Ritual Resources at the Ready for when you start to mentally and energetically dip. We're unlikely to make …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/25/20 - Wanderlust IG Takeover

April 14th, 2020


I did a takeover of Wanderlust's Instagram today and offered a little talk, a Yogafied coping practice 5-4-3-2-1 to discharge stress and get energy moving more intentionally again and, of course, our daily koshas …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/24/20

April 14th, 2020


Today we reminisce about the Oregon Trail game and what it taught us about discerning what is truly important and essential, I read from my email …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/23/20

April 14th, 2020


Real talk about how to make use of this time when we're feeling the loss of things we love and a feeling of loss around our freedoms. In the pandemic time, we might label this "quarantine" but in other traditions, like …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/22/20

April 14th, 2020


Today we did some Q&A about a bunch of things, yoga, koshas, meditation, playlists, self-care and embracing your offerings! Then a koshas-inspired meditation. May it be of benefit.

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It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/21/20

April 14th, 2020


Today I riff on Seth Godin's blog post with the message to not "day trade" emotions. Buy and hold. Stand for something. Stick with it. We get what we …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/20/20

April 14th, 2020


Ironically, its the International Day of Happiness and for some of us, that's the furthest from how we feel! I talk about a teaching my teacher Max Strom gave me about an access point to true happiness, not just the …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/19/20

April 14th, 2020


Hey neighbors! Today I talked about the root of our fears being uncertainty. No playbook. No precedent. And we tend to focus on what we DON'T know. But right now is a call for us to recognize what we DO KNOW and that we …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/18/20

April 14th, 2020


With inspiration from the beloved Mr. Rogers, our neighborhood came together again today to talk about suffering as the friction caused by resisting what is. And how hard but beneficial it is to release it. Reading from …

It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/17/20

April 14th, 2020


Today I talk about how WE CAN DO HARD THINGS and read from "Finding Flow" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi before we meditate together. May it be of benefit. 

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It's A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/16/20

April 14th, 2020


During this time of social distancing, here's a daily chance to get together, share a little wisdom and sit together. These episodes were originally on Instagram Live and shifted into Podcast form after 30 days for ease …

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