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Latest Episode1/10/2022

Emotional Intelligence and Shadow Work

Ep. 113
Have you been hearing a lot about emotional intelligence? Have been afraid to dive into shadow work? But you are looking to live a more happy, aligned, and connected life? If so, this episode is for you.EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENTS:👉🏻 Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast anywhere you listen.Find out how here.👉🏻 Take a screenshot of the episode when you listen and share one of your takeaways on IG@onandoffyourmatpodcast👉🏻 Read my takeaways from this episode.👉🏻 Become a Premium Member of the podcast:www.withribbon.com/u/erikabelanger.QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED IN THIS EPISODECan you explain what is emotional intelligence?What are some tools that you use to deal with our emotions in a positive productive way?What is shadow work and why is that important work?How do you relate emotional intelligence work and shadow work to your yoga practice?How does your yoga practice support you in this work?How does doing our shadow work can help us show up more fully in the world for social justice.ABOUT OUR GUESTSianna (she/her) is committed to beingLove-In-Actionhere on earth to serve. This has taken many forms over the last three decades, including being a yoga teacher, storyteller, holistic bodyworker, crafter of herbal medicine, and guide for women in the way of a priestess.As the visionary of the Rasa Yoga Collective, Mythic Yoga Flow®, and RITUAL, Sianna shares her voice in the way of community and collaboration.She is a gifted storyteller and awakens the imagination through the language of the soul. Dedicated to social justice activism, anti-racism, unpacking her own white privilege, shadow work, mantra, ritual, Tantric yoga philosophy, and Celtic studies.Sianna brings a genuine presence to every offering with humility, devotion, and deep care for the collective. In addition, she has extensive training in bodywork, functional anatomy, wildcrafting, emotional intelligence, and earth-based wisdom. She leads Rasa Yoga teacher training courses online, alchemical arts for sacred sisterhood online, and is the co-host of the Fearless Heart Activation series with her beloved, Masood Ali Khan, to inspire courageous conversations and brave space for real transformation in these times.
1/10/2022

Emotional Intelligence and Shadow Work

Ep. 113
Have you been hearing a lot about emotional intelligence? Have been afraid to dive into shadow work? But you are looking to live a more happy, aligned, and connected life? If so, this episode is for you.EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENTS:👉🏻 Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast anywhere you listen.Find out how here.👉🏻 Take a screenshot of the episode when you listen and share one of your takeaways on IG@onandoffyourmatpodcast👉🏻 Read my takeaways from this episode.👉🏻 Become a Premium Member of the podcast:www.withribbon.com/u/erikabelanger.QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED IN THIS EPISODECan you explain what is emotional intelligence?What are some tools that you use to deal with our emotions in a positive productive way?What is shadow work and why is that important work?How do you relate emotional intelligence work and shadow work to your yoga practice?How does your yoga practice support you in this work?How does doing our shadow work can help us show up more fully in the world for social justice.ABOUT OUR GUESTSianna (she/her) is committed to beingLove-In-Actionhere on earth to serve. This has taken many forms over the last three decades, including being a yoga teacher, storyteller, holistic bodyworker, crafter of herbal medicine, and guide for women in the way of a priestess.As the visionary of the Rasa Yoga Collective, Mythic Yoga Flow®, and RITUAL, Sianna shares her voice in the way of community and collaboration.She is a gifted storyteller and awakens the imagination through the language of the soul. Dedicated to social justice activism, anti-racism, unpacking her own white privilege, shadow work, mantra, ritual, Tantric yoga philosophy, and Celtic studies.Sianna brings a genuine presence to every offering with humility, devotion, and deep care for the collective. In addition, she has extensive training in bodywork, functional anatomy, wildcrafting, emotional intelligence, and earth-based wisdom. She leads Rasa Yoga teacher training courses online, alchemical arts for sacred sisterhood online, and is the co-host of the Fearless Heart Activation series with her beloved, Masood Ali Khan, to inspire courageous conversations and brave space for real transformation in these times.
1/5/2022

FREE PREMIUM | Yoga Sutras 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3

Ep. 112
If you want to learn the 3 steps of transformation according to the yoga sutras, called Kriya Yoga or what is yoga in action, how using these steps will help you attain a deep meditative state, a state of oneness and pure bliss, or understanding the obstacles that are in the way, this episode is for you.This episode is part of our premium subscription, but to celebrate the new year and our anniversary, you can have access to it and our whole library for free for 1 month. To get access to it, visit https://withribbon.com/u/erikabelanger, select the premium podcast tier and use the coupon code NEWYEAR2022.With Ribbon is an awesome platform and I’m excited for you to discover it for free.1. Your podcast premium membership whereas a member, you can get a ton of exclusive audio and video content like talk on the yoga sutras.2. You can also have access to over 200 recorded full-length yoga classes in a Netflix-Style Membership, with new ones added every week.3. You can sign up for any live-stream class I offer or any special event!Now coming back to our premium membership for a second, since you’re here on the podcast, know that as you become a Premium Member, your contribution ripples to thousands of people every week, allowing me to offer accessible quality free content to a wide community of yogis. This podcast is a way I contribute to the community, and this membership is a way you can too. It allows you to share everything yoga offers with the world by supporting me in the creation and production of this podcast while I choose to keep it ad-free.Ok! That’s it for now, go to https://withribbon.com/u/erikabelanger to get your access to our premium membership for free visit us on IG @onandoffyourmatpodcast or Stay tuned for our next regular episode!
12/20/2021

Using Aromatherapy to Enhance Your Yoga Practice

Ep. 111
Have you been curious about aromatherapy and have wanted to include essential oils in your practice or yoga or meditation? If so, this episode is for you.EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENTS:👉🏻 Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast anywhere you listen.Find out how here.👉🏻 Take a screenshot of the episode when you listen and share one of your takeaways on IG@onandoffyourmatpodcast👉🏻 Become a Premium Member:www.withribbon.com/u/erikabelanger.👉🏻 Read my 5 biggest takeaways here.QUESTIONS SHE ANSWERED IN THIS EPISODEWhat is aromatherapy?Why use aromatherapy? What are some benefits?What are your favorite smells for meditation?Lavender is such a popular one, if you don't like it, what would you replace it with?Can you explain how essential oils affect the brain?Are there any contraindications to essential oils?What do you say the skeptics?How can we choose a quality oil? What should we look for?What are your personal favorites? What are the first oils you would recommend people to start with?ABOUT OUR GUESTLaura is a trained yoga teacher and owns a yoga studio in West Sussex where the Spritz Wellness brand was born. Spritz Wellness was one of our sponsors for our 100th episode giveaway. Laura splits her time between London and her beach house and the inspiration for the Spritz Wellness products comes from a combination of yoga, nature, and the sea. She uses aromatherapy as one way to be grounded and find calm in a very busy world.
11/29/2021

The Inner Work, with The Yoga Couple

Ep. 109
Are you on a journey of personal growth? Looking to be happier? Wondering how to be on that path with a partner? If so, this episode is for you.EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENTS:👉🏻 Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast anywhere you listen.Find out how here.👉🏻 Take a screenshot of the episode when you listen and share one of your takeaways on IG@onandoffyourmatpodcast👉🏻 My 5 biggest takeaways from this episode.👉🏻 Become a Premium Member:www.withribbon.com/u/erikabelanger.QUESTIONS THEY ANSWERED IN THIS EPISODEWhat is the inner work? What does actualizing that mean or look like?What impacts our happiness? What is the source of our dissatisfaction?How do we start to shift our inner dialogue?Why does chasing what we want does not ultimately bring happiness?How do we stay in the present moment and stop chasing happiness?Can we go over the level of consciousness?How can we do this work with a partner?ABOUT OUR GUESTMat & Ash are best known asThe Yoga Coupleto their 500K+ online community.The influential couple is internationally recognized for their holistic healing work, authentic yoga teachings, and as the creators ofThe Inner Workmethod.Mat and Ash boldly give a voice to taboo topics such as pornography addiction and the importance of women’s menstrual cycle awareness and asTop 10 Amazon bestselling authorsofThe Inner Work,hosts ofThe Inner Work podcast,and cast members on the first season ofBattle of The Fittest Couple on Paramount Network,they have made it their mission to bridge the gap between Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy. Currently, they reside in Hawaii where they hosthealing retreats,yoga teacher training,and offerone-on-one life counselingspecializing in The Inner Work teachings. Their methods focus on understanding the varying levels of human consciousness and the power to self-heal any aspect of the human condition including relationship issues, overcoming addictions, inner child healing, and trauma recovery.LINKSTik Tok|Website|Instagram|YouTube
11/15/2021

Yoga Biomechanics and Asanas, with Jules Mitchell

Ep. 108
Have you been practicing what you've been taught but don’t always understand why you’ve been told to do or avoid certain things in asanas? Or Are you teaching yoga and feeling stuck in your cues? Well, biomechanics might be the answer to your questions.EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENTS:👉🏻 Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast anywhere you listen.Find out how here.👉🏻 Take a screenshot of the episode when you listen and share one of your takeaways on IG@onandoffyourmatpodcast👉🏻 Read my 5 biggest takeaways from this episode.👉🏻 Retreat info:erikabelanger.com/yoga-retreat-mexico.👉🏻 Book a call:https://erikabelanger.com/contact👉🏻 Become a Premium Member:www.withribbon.com/u/erikabelanger.👉🏻 Donate to help build the yoga retreat withGo-Fund-Me Campaign. Use the same link to share!ABOUT OUR GUESTJules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a Las Vegas based yoga teacher, educator, and massage therapist. Her unique approach blends the tradition of yoga with her extensive study in biomechanics to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate effort, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. Bringing the most useful and applicable pieces of that science into the yoga community is her passion. She regularly contributes to teacher training programs and leads workshops and courses worldwide. Her book,Yoga Biomechanics: StretchingRedefined, is now available through Handspring Publishing. As adjunct faculty at ASU, she serves as a yoga consultant on various research studies measuring the effects of yoga therapy on special populations. Her most influential teachers include Greg Lehman (Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science), Leeann Carey (Yapana Yoga), Gil Hedley (Integral Anatomy), John Casey (yoga philosophy and Sanskrit), and the many dedicated scientists who collect, analyze and publish data so we may continue to ask more questions, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of popular opinions.Her website: www.julesmitchell.com