Chris Kummer: Sensing, Moving and Feeling into Fascia

Chris Kummer is a naturopath, a movement enthusiast, a gifted anatomy teacher and a yoga teacher trainer. His teaching delivers engaging education in fascia based movement anatomy and he has been teaching on the faculty of YTT programs for over 18 years. Chris continues to travel the world teaching and also offers online education that …

Brianna Battles: Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism

Brianna Battles is a woman’s strength and conditioning coach based out of California, who specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes, as well as educating coaches on how to help athletes navigate the physical and mental considerations of athleticism during these chapters in a woman’s life. Kathryn and Brianna dig into all things pregnancy and …

Alec Zirkenbach: Adaptive Crossfit

Alec Zirkenbach is an athlete and trainer, who specializes in Adaptive Crossfit. He works with Crossfit as a Subject Matter Expert in  the Adaptive Crossfit Training Course, facilitating education and training all over the world. With an athletic background and time served with the Navy, Alec’s work with accessibility in movement was born out of …

Susi Hately: Functional Synergy

Susi Hately   fundamentally believes that healing is possible.  As a young student of yoga, Susi began to combine the ancient practices of yoga with her BSc.Kinesiology at a Vancouver pain clinic. When she continued to encounter individuals, including yoga instructors, who accepted that their pain was “normal”, she began to explore how yoga was being …

Should we practice chaturanga?

Chaturanga (or a half push-up for the non-yogis) has been the topic of much discussion over the last five years as the rise of yoga injuries has come into the mainstream. Many yogis have suffered shoulder injuries, and we have begun to look at what we have been doing in our postural yoga practice. I …

Patrick Beach: Awakening Yoga

Patrick Beach is an international yoga teacher based in  Los Angeles, CA. Patrick’s continued evolution through yoga has always been off the beaten path and he presently teaches a system called Awakening Yoga; methods that were born out of his own practice, philosophies and learnings adapted from traditional forms, influenced by his athletic and general …

Sean Lind: Conjugate Gymnastics

Sean Lind is a strength and conditioning coach with a specialization in gymnastics. A former Competitive Gymnastics Coach and  Professional Circus Artist, in 2010 Sean became Crossfit coach & Athlete, who also has designations and experience in weight lifting practices. Sean’s work and expertise are unique with high level achievements in various movement disciplines and …

Lovedeep Dhunna: Holistic Trainer & Therapist

Lovedeep Dhunna is a holistic personal trainer and therapist, who works with individuals beyond the physical, bringing his education, experiences and unique approach to the oft times linear world of strength and conditioning. Lovedeep has been passionate about fitness and weight lifting since a young age and has long been fascinated by the complexities of …

Amber Karnes: Body Positive Yoga

Amber Karnes is  a yoga teacher, social justice advocate, and the founder of Body Positive Yoga.  Amber is a pioneer in the yoga community making noise for marginalized populations and people of all shapes, sizes, genders, races and abilities.  For Amber,  yoga has been an integral part of a decade-long journey toward self-acceptance and body …

Molly Boeder Harris: Building Resiliency

Molly Boeder Harris is a yoga teacher and trauma recovery consultant based out of Portland, Oregon. Molly and Kathryn are both proponents of trauma based approaches to teaching and working with others in movement and beyond. Molly joins us for the second time on the Mindful Strength Podcast to discuss trauma, recovery, resiliency and how …

Charlie Reid: Movement Science and Subjectivity

Charlie Reid is a fitness professional and unique movement educator based in San Francisco , California. His health-first approach looks at mobility as an indicator and a pre-requisite of physical health that precedes all other movement qualities. Charlie has a particular interest in examining and interpreting the scientific literature on–but certainly not limited to– stretch …

Leslie Kaminoff: Yoga Anatomy

Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator and internationally recognized specialist with over four decades’ experience in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. He is the co-author of best selling book, “Yoga Anatomy,” co-founder of The Breathing Project, as well as creator of yogaanatomy.net and popular online publication e-Sutras, which see participation from around …

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