Do you rest during your strength training sessions? Most of us think of recovery as something that happens after exercise is over. You have a good meal, get some sleep and voila! When it comes to weight training and building strength (think deadlifts, squats, pull...
Mindful Strength Podcast
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Mindful Strength Podcast
Over 200 interviews with the worlds most respected teachers and researchers available for FREE. Kathryn asks all the questions you have been curious about.
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About the podcast
New episodes each month
Learn from yoga teachers, physiotherapists, researchers, and strength professionals
Always available for free
Diverse topics to enhance your knowledge of the body and teaching
231: Why You Really Need a Strength Program
A strength program is like a recipe for success... In this episode Kathryn and Chris talk about the benefits of following a strength program, if strength is your goal. Building strength is like baking a cake, unless you are a very experienced baker, it's useful to...
230: “Doesn’t that put a lot of load on your back?” Yes! That’s why I’m doing it
Load is love, especially for your back Today Kathryn and Chris talk about why load is love, especially for those areas of the body where issues tend to arise (low back, knees etc...) After posting a deadlift video Kathryn received the question "doesn't that put a lot...
Bonus Mini Episodes
Join our Mindful Strength Foundation for free
This free course includes an hour of content broken down into four videos. Kathryn breaks down pushing and pulling, training the knees to go over the toes, and why co-contractions are awesome. She also leads you through a quick class to tie it all together.
Bonus Episode 15
How much weight should I be starting with?
May 5, 2021
Bonus Episode 14
Bonus: Why are single-leg squats so hard?
April 21, 2021
Bonus Episode 13
Bonus: Strength Training During Hard Times
April 7, 2021
Find out why we’ve grown to over 600 members
Kathryn (she/her) has been teaching yoga and movement since the age of 17. Growing up in her mother’s (Diane Bruni) yoga studio she has been learning about mindful movement her entire life. In 2012 Kathryn started exploring other modalities including powerlifting, gymanstics, and various forms of strength based exercise. She has completed a professional pain science mentorship with physiotherapist Neil Pearson, has interviewed some of the worlds top researchers and teachers for her podcast, has taught workshops in over 10 countries, and is currently writing a book.
Kyle Pichie (he/him) has been teaching strength and conditioning since 2004, he has taught CrossFit, personal training, group fitness and youth weightlifting. Kyle completed Kathryn’s YTT in 2014 and combines elements of his strength background with a more mindful and inclusive approach to exercise. He has years of experience training people in a gym setting and offers a fun and challenging workout approach. Kyle also runs the technology side of Mindful Strength, since 2019 he has taken over everything from shooting classes to video editing, and podcast production.
Christopher is a movement instructor, mental health professional, and Mindful Strength admin coordinator. He has worked in the field of mental health and addictions for over a decade and roots his teaching in that experience – placing a strong emphasis on practices that respect, support, and encourage an individual’s innate resilience.
Christopher teaches with the hope of helping people rebuild a connection to their bodies, expand their range of (e)motion, and enhance their capacity to handle tough life events. He’s passionate about building spaces that promote a sense of courage, safety and, self-compassion.
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