Today’s guest, Elena Brower, a Mama, teacher and author, She has studied yoga, meditation and healing with master teachers since 1997, and has been teaching since 1999. She is one of the most relevant voices in Yoga today that speaks directly to your heart, Elena’s groundbreaking yoga workbook, Art of Attention, has been translated into 5 languages. She’s the founder of teach.yoga, a virtual home for teachers worldwide to learn to deepen their practice as well as find their voice as teachers. She rose to acclaim, becoming known first as a wonderful teacher on the New York yoga scene, and then a teacher of teachers on a larger stage. Elena gives Rosie advice on how to deal with an uncomfortable situation and talk about her journey to recovery and how she was able to identify her addiction and her passion towards the road to recovery. We talk about what addiction looks like and sounds like, and the steps she took to move away from stunting her own growth and path as a prevalent leader in the world of Yoga and Meditation. Elena’s latest endeavor is with Teach.Yoga, a great source of and inspiration and information created by yoga teachers, for yoga teachers and her beautiful self-practice guide.
Cassandra is global wellness and meditation teacher, bridging the gap between the food we eat and what goes on in our minds, our energy and our intuition. You may have seen her on ABC's The Taste, SHAPE.com's healthy cooking videos or on MindBodyGreen. She works with clients all over the world to help them live a life that LIGHTS them up from the inside out. In this episode we talk about how scary change can be and all the ways that she keeps herself moving towards her goals. An incredible coach, Cassandra works with people all over the world to help them connect to what light's them up.
Jessica Schmidt is the founder and creator of the Executive Sutra, this is an incredible program brings yoga tools and philosophies to business leaders to find more fulfillment. She coaches her clients and students to become powerful leaders to lead with their heart and to envision their careers in a new way. She teaches Simple exercises that you can do at work to maintain a healthy balance between your career in the midst of the hustle and bustle and your life. We explore how she found her path and how her work in the corporate sector empowered and inspired her to create a way for working individuals to find more balance in their lives. We discuss what inspires her and what she loves. For more information on Jessica Schmidt visit her website: http://jessicaschmidtyoga.com
Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and the author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path. He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to secular Buddhist study and Transformational Activism. Shastri Nichtern has taught meditation and Buddhist studies classes and retreats across the United States since 2002. Today, we talk with Ethan Nichtern about our relationship to relationship and the difference between romance and romantic relationships. Often in relationship we neglect the fact that there is another person involved, we will discuss the value in the practice of being transparent to feel more connected. We talk about how as a society and with social media we have seen the dating and relationship landscape change very quickly. He discusses his overall philosophy on relationships and cultural clichés around what different kinds of relationships are supposed to look like.