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On and Off Your Mat Yoga Podcast

When you say yoga...

Ep. 1

For our first episode, I'm meeting with 3 other newer teachers to talk about Yoga. What it means to them, how it's defined in literature and how it's seen by their students.

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  • 215. Befriending All Parts of Yourself as a Therapeutic Tool, with Magdalena Krohn

    34:12
    Magdalena Krohn is a yoga teacher and mentor for highly sensitive people (HSP). Using the tools of yoga, embodiment, and Internal Family Systems (IFS), she helps HSPs feel seen, validated, empowered, and connected. Magdalena’s mission is to change the narrative around sensitivity by celebrating it and uplifting all those who consider themselves sensitive.Discover a tool that will help you build your self-awareness around the different parts of yourself and how these parts collectively make you who you are. Learn how your parts affect your behavior and how you can create distance between these parts of you, so you can find empowerment and self-healing by embracing and understanding all of it.Get full show notes and more information here: https://erikabelanger.com/215
  • 214. The Skills of True Confidence, with Alex Kennedy

    42:48
    Alex Kennedy is a confidence coach and shuffle dance teacher who’s here to help you ignite your fire of inner confidence. Through coaching, she assists high achievers in showing up as their raw, authentic selves, building self-trust, and navigating challenges more gracefully. She believes we need to stop hiding our inner weirdness from the world, and she’s here to show us how.Discover how empowering it is to stop living life for others and start trailblazing a unique path. Alex is sharing what true confidence really is, why we lack confidence, and how to build the skill of true, authentic confidence.Get full show notes and more information here: https://erikabelanger.com/214
  • 213. Getting Out of Emotional Overwhelm, with Erika Belanger

    43:59
    Do you label feeling emotions as something scary and end up shoving them into your emotional closet? If you’re ready to make peace with your sensitivity and learn how to fearlessly experience emotions without becoming overwhelmed, this episode is for you.I delve into what emotional overwhelm is, why it’s common in highly sensitive people, and why we label emotions as scary. I explain four different reasons that can lead us to labeling emotions as something to fear and share how to stop this pattern once and for all. Discover how to overcome the shame of being emotional and learn how embracing your sensitivity can give you access to more joy, love, and happiness in your life.Get full show notes and more information here: https://erikabelanger.com/213
  • 212. PREMIUM | Visualization to Create An Inner Sense of Safety

    02:54
    If you’re going through loss, whether it's the death of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job, the crashing of a dream…yoga can help you give your grief the dedicated time and space required to move through your thoughts and feelings. With this practice for grief, you’ll learn to use movement, breath, and sound to release pain and suffering.This 30-minute yoga class is part of our premium subscription, to get access to it, become a premium podcast member.When you leave a review for the podcast on iTunes you can have access to the membership for free, including today’s class as a thank you for helping others to find the podcast and on their healing journey. DM @onandoffyourmatpodcast or email (erika.belanger@gmail.com) me a screenshot of your review and we'll get you set up.On the membership platform, you'll find: 1. Your premium podcast episodes ($5/month). Just like before, as a member, you can get a ton of exclusive audio and video content like this yoga class of overwhelm.2. You can now also have access to almost 400 recorded full-length yoga classes in a Netflix-Style Membership ($25/month). 3. You can sign up for any live-stream class I offer!With our podcast premium membership, 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. Join Recharge, Reconnect and Reset –The Retreat. This in-person immersion is like getting 3 months of coaching with me packed in 7 days. I can’t wait to share all my favorite mind-body-spirit and nervous system and self-care practices, to help you drop the hustle lifestyle, melt your stress and anxiety away, and transform your life from the inside out. If you are a sensitive soul or a yogi and you are ready to put yourself first, cater to your needs without guilt, and learn how you can return to your life feeling rejuvenated and equipped to make it last, this is going to be life-changing for you.
  • 211. Opening to All That Life Brings, or Skillfully Closing Yourself, with Nate Klemp

    44:38
    For today’s conversation, I sat down with Nate Klemp PhD. Nate is a writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur. He’s the author of the upcoming book Open: Living with an Expansive Mind in a Distracted World, and he’s here to help us open up to all that life brings, or skillfully close ourselves off where necessary.Discover how to open your mind to create expansion, possibility, and to shift your focus so you can experience challenging thoughts, emotions, and sensations in new, amazing ways. Learn simple practices to intentionally and skillfully open yourself up and close yourself off when necessary.Get full show notes and more information here: https://erikabelanger.com/211
  • 210. Your Nervous System Through the Lens of Yoga, with Eddie Stern

    46:22
    Even if you have a basic understanding of your nervous system, alongside a basic understanding of yoga philosophy, they may occupy two different areas of your brain. So today, I’m inviting you to merge them together and take your Western scientific knowledge of the nervous system and correlate it to your knowledge of Eastern philosophy, yoga, and ayurveda.To discuss the intersection between yoga and the nervous system, I’m joined by Eddie Stern. Eddie is a yoga teacher, author, and researcher who is responsible for a wealth of evidence-based research in the healing capacities of yoga. Tune in this week to discover how to view your nervous system through the lens of yoga. Get full show notes and more information here: https://erikabelanger.com/210
  • 209. How to Keep Up with Yoga in Moments of Chaos, with Brett Larkin

    42:43
    Brett Larkin is the founder of Uplifted Yoga and the author of the book, Yoga Life: Habits, Poses, and Breathwork to Channel Joy Amidst the Chaos. Her online yoga teacher trainings have set the standards for quality online certification since 2015, and she has a thriving YouTube channel and podcast sharing how to actively design your life using yoga’s ancient wisdom.Tune in this week as we look at yoga and self-care as a science of energy management, so you can replace the habits that are wasting your energy and depleting your lifeforce. Learn about personalized yoga habits that can help you feel happier, even in moments of chaos, and we’re discussing how you can steer your yoga practice to meet yourself wherever you are in that moment.Get full show notes and more information here: https://erikabelanger.com/209
  • 208. PREMIUM | Yoga Practice for Grief

    02:52
    If you’re going through loss, whether it's the death of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job, the crashing of a dream…yoga can help you give your grief the dedicated time and space required to move through your thoughts and feelings. With this practice for grief, you’ll learn to use movement, breath, and sound to release pain and suffering.This 30-minute yoga class is part of our premium subscription, to get access to it, become a premium podcast member.When you leave a review for the podcast on iTunes you can have access to the membership for free, including today’s class as a thank you for helping others to find the podcast and on their healing journey. DM @onandoffyourmatpodcast or email (erika.belanger@gmail.com) me a screenshot of your review and we'll get you set up.On the membership platform, you'll find: 1. Your premium podcast episodes ($5/month). Just like before, as a member, you can get a ton of exclusive audio and video content like this yoga class of overwhelm.2. You can now also have access to almost 400 recorded full-length yoga classes in a Netflix-Style Membership ($25/month). 3. You can sign up for any live-stream class I offer!With our podcast premium membership, 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. Join Recharge, Reconnect and Reset –The Retreat. This in-person immersion is like getting 3 months of coaching with me packed in 7 days. I can’t wait to share all my favorite mind-body-spirit and nervous system and self-care practices, to help you drop the hustle lifestyle, melt your stress and anxiety away, and transform your life from the inside out. If you are a sensitive soul or a yogi and you are ready to put yourself first, cater to your needs without guilt, and learn how you can return to your life feeling rejuvenated and equipped to make it last, this is going to be life-changing for you.
  • 207. Are You Slowing Down? Or Are You in Functional Freeze? With Diana May

    35:08
    Diana May is a dedicated yoga teacher and lifelong learner with the goal of supporting people in loving their bodies as they are in the present moment. Her practice infuses anatomy, alignment, and mindfulness through the lens of the nervous system. She believes that yoga is a way to observe both physical and psychological patterns and choose a new way forward.Whether you’re in a state of functional freeze, or you want to help others understand their nervous system, tune in this week to discover how we find ourselves in functional freeze and Diana May’s tips for thawing from this state of freeze.Get full show notes and more information here: https://erikabelanger.com/207