Paul Thompson: The Barefoot Podiatrist

Paul Thompson is a podiatrist, based out of Australia, with an alternative approach to treatment and foot health. Inspired by his own lifelong journey with foot issues, orthotics and pain, Paul’s perspective on what is possible and accessible in our bodies dramatically changed following the birth of his first child. This turning point led to …

Brooke Thomas: Bliss and Grit

Brooke Thomas is, in no particular order, a ROLFer/bodyworker, mother, mover, maker, podcast host and curious human. A few years back, through her work and creative process, Brooke started the Liberated Body Podcast as a means to share information that served as a forum facilitating her own ongoing learning and others. This work evolved into …

Molly Boeder Harris: Yoga, Trauma & Healing

Molly Boeder Harris is a yoga teacher and trauma recovery consultant based out of Portland, Oregon. Molly and Kathryn are both students of the Somatic Experiencing (SE) methods designed by Dr. Peter Levine and connected to chat about yoga, trauma, recovery, resiliency and supporting people in their journey through life and movement. This early recording …

Louka Kurcer: Kettlebells & Mindful Movement

Mindful Strength welcomes Montreal native Louka Kurcer to the podcast. Louka is a movement specialist and owner/head trainer of Hardstyle Kettlebell MTL. “For me, simplicity is key” – Louka Kurcer Known affectionately as the “kettlebell guy,” Louka’s practice is about more than just kettlebells; using universal principles, he takes a holistic approach to working with his …

Riki Richter: Osteopathy, Movement & Breath Science

On today’s podcast we welcome Kathryn’s lifelong friend, Riki Richter. Riki is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Pilates rehabilitative specialist, and a deep source of knowledge on the interconnectedness of anatomy, breath, movement, and more as it relates to our complex body systems.  Riki also has a host of other trainings, is continuously researching and educating …

Jozef Frucek: Fighting Monkey

“I think the most important, what we have to be working on, is our relation to life. If our relation to life does not change, we will not grow a bigger pool of energy, a surplus energy, that will allow us to stay creative and be happy about what we are doing” – Jozef Frucek …

Jules Mitchell: Injuries, Pain & Biomechanics

“Look at what your practice is doing for you, but be honest about what it’s not doing and add that into your life.” – Jules Mitchell The Mindful Strength Podcast welcomes back Jules Mitchell. Jules is an educator, scientist, yoga teacher, movement professional and soon to be published author. We had such huge community response to …

#SneakyStrengthYoga Challenge

Welcome to the #SneakyStrengthYoga Challenge!  The 7-day challenge, with a fresh host each day, offers poses and actions to explore in practice and invites people to participate by posting and tagging their own versions of the daily suggestions to #sneakystrengthyoga. We’ll be releasing daily interviews as a special podcast series in support of the online movement that …

Melanie Klein: Yoga & Body Image

“There tends to be a sense of expansion that we can feel, when we just simply allow ourselves to exist without fighting ourselves, without being at war with ourselves.” – Melanie Klein In the final episode of our 5-part Mindful Strength mini-series on health and body image, Kathryn sits down with the incomparable, Melanie Klein. …

Evette Dionne: Fatphobia

“You cannot feel fat. Fat is not an emotion.”  – Evette Dionne Evette Dionne is a culture writer, editor and scholar, whose research, writing and activism supports creating new voices for size acceptance, race, gender and sexuality. After hearing Evette’s story and powerful message on the Food Psych Podcast, Kathryn knew she needed to connect with …

Kristina Bruce: Body Acceptance

We continue with our podcast series this week on the subjects of body image, “health” and diet culture.  In this episode, Kathryn connects with the inspiring, Kristina Bruce. “Fat in and of itself does not equate to poor health” – Kristina Bruce Kristina is a Body Acceptance Coach and Health at Every Size advocate. Calling …

Jivana Heyman: Accessible Yoga

In this second episode of a series of five on the Mindful Strength Podcast relating to body image, accessibility, diet and cultural perceptions of “health,” we welcome Jivana Heyman. Jivana is the founder and director of non-profit education and advocacy organization, Accessible Yoga. He is also co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral …

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