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61 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Pleasure, presence and sensuality (and its barriers) with Vanessa Muradian
Explore the intersectional qualities of pleasure, presence and embodiment in this rich conversation with the luminous Vanessa Muradian (she/they), a sexologist, embodiment explorer, yoga facilitator and founder of womxn-focussed sexuality and wellness business Mia Muse.When Vanessa launched Mia Muse 10 years ago she was filling what she saw as a crucial gap in the market – sex-positivity that was neither far-out nor tacky. Today that offering has expanded to workshops, sensual yoga and sexual education to support womxn on their journey towards intimacy, eroticism and pleasure. This episode explores:The relationship between masculine and feminine qualities (or yang and yin, shiva and shakti, or active and receptive) within us and our wider worldCultivating and elevating your erotic identityKnowing your pleasure deep listening to your body’s needsHow sensuality has been sexualised, and expanding it to a much broader experience of daily life through our sensesUnlearning and relearning (redefining) our relationship with sensuality and unravelling inherited or cultural beliefsIt’s a full and deep (and sometimes sticky) conversation and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.Find out more about Vanessa over on Mia Muse's website and Instagram.As I mention in the show, I'm preparing to wrap up this season of Moving Inward shortly. To stay in touch make sure to sign up to Moving Inward's newsletter, which will be the primary place to connect.
46 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Changing the Birth Narrative with Rhea Dempsey
Birth educator, counsellor and attendant Rhea Dempsey supports women and birthing people to feel empowered and more prepared when navigating child birth.Known around the world for her earthy pragmatism, she's attended more than 1,500 births and is transforming our attitudes and and approach to birth.This episode originally aired on the Dumbo Feather podcast and is a modern exploration of birthing babies, birthing mothers and healing the birth narrative with great care.Show Notes:You can learn more about TEND: Yoga and Relaxation for Anxiety here.You can learn more about Rhea’s work over at Birthing WisdomRhea’s conversation with Berry Liberman, Dumbo Feather’s heart-stirring editor-in-chief hereYou can find out more about Dumbo Feather over at their website, instagram or podcast page.
57 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Trauma-informed yoga and healing with jo buick
Today’s guest jo buick (she/her) is a wise and thoughtful voice on the intersection between healing, embodiment and social justice. As an educator, meditator and trauma-informed yoga facilitator, her work explores the role of somatic and body-focused practices in fostering an alignment of our inner values and outer actions, especially in relation to mending the broken structures and systems of our time that need repair.To begin this work, say jo, we can first look to nurturing the needs of our minds and body and their role within broader healing.jo is the Director and Co-Creator of collective being, a not-for-profit that offers trauma-informed and healing-centred yoga and mindfulness programs in community. I've had the great pleasure of training with jo and it's an enormous privilege to have her on this show.We discuss:- Trauma-informed yoga: What it is and how it might deepen our connection with our body.- The role of our healing in social justice and social change work.- How to integrated embodied mindfulness and body-based practices into daily life.- Healing inequity within yoga and wellness spaces.- Creating an alignment between our inner values and outer actions.- The fascinating neuroscience behind nervous system regulation.- How personal care practices can allow us to 'show up' for the causes we care about.Show notes:- Join me for Moving Inward's first course, TEND: Yoga and Relaxation for Anxiety- jo buick: website and instagram- jo's REST course- collective being: website and instagram- Resmaa Menakem, On Being- Yoga for HumanKIND Trauma-Informed TrainingFULL SHOW NOTES HERE
56 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
How to Transform Through a Rite of Passage with Dr Arne Rubinstein
Could this unique moment in history be experienced as a rite of passage, individually and together? Dr Arne Rubinstein believes so. As the founder of The Rites of Passage Institute, he says it provides an opportunity to experience transformation where we might emerge from the 'cocoon' of this experience into a way of being that is more meaningful, more loving and more whole. In this episode we discuss:What does a rite of passage look like during a pandemic?What is a ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ rite of passageHow we can reframe our thinking of major challengesHow we might create a new vision for our livesHow to introduce ritual and reflection into our experiencesThis episode is an invitation for you to consider how you might frame this enormous experience in your own life and how you might want to live on the other side.Find out more about Dr Arne’s work over at The Rite of Passage Institute’s website or Facebook or Instagram.Dr Arne’s facilitating a six-week online course on the Rites of Passage framework that can be found here.Keep in touch with Moving Inward on the website or Instagram.Receive three guided practices to create calm.
58 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Mental Health First Aid Tips with Pippa Baker
We often talk about the importance of promoting mental health, but what can we do on a practical level to change the cycle of negative thinking and create healthy habits for our mental wellbeing? Pippa Baker a Principal Master Instructor with Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) and offers training in schools, workplaces and the community to help people effectively respond to mental health issues.It's a brilliantly practical and compassionate training about helping ourselves and helping those we love.In today's episode, Pippa shares:+ What are the signs to look out for if someone is struggling?+ If they are, how can you hold space for them without trying to "fix" the problem?+ How can we improve our confidence to have these conversations with those with love?+ What are the routines we can create to foster our own mental wellbeing?This episode is a must-listen - whether it's for yourself or for supporting the people you love.You can find out more about Pippa over on the podcast's show notes:www.movinginward.com/episodes/pippaLifeline on 13 11 14Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800Headspace on 1800 650 890
57 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Leading a Meaningful Life with Berry Liberman
Berry Liberman embodies a way of being that is steeped in purpose. As the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the beloved Dumbo Feather magazine, and the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Small Giants, she lives in service to meaning and gifting the next generation a way of life that is richer, deeper and more whole. In today's episode, Berry shines a light on the big ideas, frameworks and practices that she draws upon in service to leading a meaningful life; a rallying call to stand up and consider what meaningful difference you might like to offer too.Learn more in the show notes: movinginward.com/episodes/berryFollow the conversation over on Instagram: instagram.com/moving.inward
33 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
How Crisis Creates Great Change
The world has been upended in 2020. What began as a decade with great hope has become a time that’s turbulent and tender. As Moving Inward comes back for season four, Kayla asks old and new guests from the show how we can meet this moment and what does wellness look like in a global pandemic? Their response:Crisis can create great change.Here’s how.You’ll hear from:Kate James, Best-Selling Lifestyle Author, Coach and Mindfulness TeacherBerry Liberman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Dumbo Feather and Co-Founder and Creative Director of Small GiantsJamie Marloo Thomas, Wayapa Wurrk Co-FounderPippa Baker, Principal Master Instructor with Mental Health First Aid AustraliaDr Arne Rubinstein, Doctor and Founder of the Rites of Passage InstituteThe show notes about these incredible guests and their offerings are available on the website: MovingInward.com.Keep in touch with the show over on Instagram at @moving.inward
42 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Gabrielle Nancarrow on the courage to be vulnerable
There is power in people and places that hold us when we are at our most vulnerable.Gabrielle Nancarrow is a birth and pregnancy loss doula, circle holder and the founder of Gather, an inclusive space for women and non-binary people to come together and witness one another’s journeys. It’s a special place.As you’ll hear in this conversation, Gabrielle came to this work from a sense of deep inner knowing that the culture and expectations that she was encountering while pregnant were not serving her, and it inspired a shift in her life and career to retrain as a doula to help women and to hold safe spaces.This episode centres around about the power of growing quiet to listen to the deep well of wisdom within, of community care and of allowing ourselves to be held by others - particularly when we’re at our most vulnerable.It’s a heartfelt, warm and tender conversation.If you’d like to explore Gather’s offerings, head to the website at: https://www.gatherwomenspace.com/ or at Instagram at @gatherwomenspaceAnd another note here that this episode deals with themes of pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and that this may be challenging for some people to listen to. If you do find this, and want somebody to talk to, you can call Sands at any time. They offer confidential, non-judgemental, compassionate phone support to anybody experiencing grief from the loss of a pregnancy or baby. Their Australian number is 1300 072 637.If you'd like to reach out at any point, you can contact me over at instagram at @moving.inward or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Enjoy X
62 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Tara Judelle helps us access flow states
Tara Judelle is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and the co-creator of Embodied Flow, a school of transformational yoga that weaves together hatha yoga, somatics, movement meditations, tantric philosophy, and transpersonal psychology. It elicits the experience of stepping into flow as meditation in action.I have admired Tara's beautiful work through Embodied Flow for many years, so I was delighted to sit with her for this conversation. It surpassed even my wildest expectations.We explore:Embodied movement - how we experience our essential selves through the body-mindFlow states - what they are and how we can step into themTara's life path and how she moved from filmmaking in Hollywood to co-creating Embodied FlowThe language and instruction of the bodyStepping into resistance as a doorway to the practiceIf you'd like to practice with Tara, she generously recorded a meditation to accompany this episode. You can also find her over at Embodied Flow, TaraJudelle.com and Glo.com.
10 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Practice: Embodied Flow Meditation with Tara Judelle
This meditation is a bonus companion to an interview with internationally renowned yoga teacher and the co-creator of Embodied Flow, Tara Judelle.If you haven't listened to that episode yet, head over there first to hear more about the philosophy and approach of Embodied Flow, which is a school of transformational yoga that weaves together hatha yoga, somatics, movement meditations, tantric philosophy, and transpersonal psychology. It elicits the experience of stepping into flow as meditation in action.Once you're ready to practice, find a comfortable place to turn inward and enjoy this beautiful recording with the illuminating Tara Judelle.And, if you'd like to practice further with Tara, you can find her over at Embodied Flow, TaraJudelle.com and Glo.com.Enjoy.
41 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Tom Cronin sees opportunity in crisis
Tom Cronin is a meditation teacher, speaker and the founder of The Stillness Project, a global movement to inspire one billion people to sit in stillness, daily.Tom is passionate about reducing stress and chaos in people’s lives, propelled by his own experiences of crisis after working for 26 years as a bond and swap broker in Sydney - something he likens to a Wolf of Wall Street existence. Tom discovered meditation in the early stages of this career, when the anxiety and chaos he was experiencing hit a crisis point, and it completely transformed his world - both personally and professionally.Today Tom is a leading meditation teacher, coach and speaker, and has an unwavering commitment to cultivating calm and promoting a sense of abundance. Tom’s dedication to this life-giving work has seen him spend the past seven years working on a documentary and book - called The Portal - an experiential and genre-defining approach to personal change. The Portal asks the question - what would happen if 7 billion people all meditated? How can we really change the world? Could it shift the trajectory of our planet from the current crisis we’re in?We discuss the science, benefits and potential of meditation, the opportunity within crisis and moving from breakdown to breakthrough.Tom is generous in sharing advice and resources - you can download resources through The Portal and read his tips on breaking phone addiction here.Enjoy!
49 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
Clare Bowditch silences the inner critic
Clare Bowditch is an ARIA-award winning singer, actress and storyteller, who has touched hundreds of thousands of lives with her heart-stirring work.Clare is as beloved as she is successful because she embodies a way of being in the world that is both bold and brave, and beautifully vulnerable.And it’s this vulnerability that is one of her most treasured gifts. It’s evident within her songs, and now it’s laid bare in her new book, Your Own Kind of Girl, which details her struggles with her very loud, very destructive inner critic, who has threatened to keep her life very, very small.This conversation is for anybody who has an inner critic of their own, who has times where they struggle to believe in themselves, who sometimes has dark days, and yet despite all this knows deep deep down that they are worthy and capable of having an amazing life.Our conversation covers:- Clare’s playful way of working with her inner critic, called Frank- What happens with complex grief and the creative life- Her breakdown (dubbed a "break through” by her psychologist) and recovery- The practical, brilliant and surprising resources that have supported her to live her own amazing life todayEnjoy!
51 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Kemi Nekvapil steps into personal power
No one can gift you power. True personal power does not come from an external source, but is generated within.Learn about stepping into personal power from the life and wisdom of Kemi Nekvapil. Kemi is an ICF-accredited coach, a compelling speaker, author and a 'Dare to Lead' facilitator. She's an absolute force.Our conversation covers:- How to ask for what you want and need in life- How her disempowered childhood shaped her into who she is today- Tapping into your inner strength and power- The gap between who we are and who we want to beKemi recently released her own podcast that is a must listen to, called The Shift Series. It offers short 'coaching prods' that allows listeners to tap into their inner resources, create actions and move forward in their lives.If you'd like to find out more about the show, head to the website - www.movinginward.com - or find the show over at Instagram: @moving.inward
47 minutes | May 7, 2019
Rhea Dempsey's birth changed her trajectory
Today’s episode is a treasure, honouring a woman at her most powerful and profound - when in labour.I was invited to guest host an episode of the heart-stirring Dumbo Feather podcast earlier this year, interviewing birth attendant, childbirth educator and counsellor Rhea Dempsey.For more than thirty years, Rhea has been helping women/birthing person and their partners to feel empowered and more prepared when navigating child birth. Known around the world for her earthy pragmatism as a birth support attendant and educator, she’s attended more than 1,500 births (!) and knows a thing or two about how our attitudes to birth can be better.We cover:How we can empower women through childbirth and postpartumHow doula’s create a space to mother the motherHow a woman’s brainwaves change during birth (which is *fascinating*)Why we need the “love-bomb” hormone oxytocin and how we get itUsing pain as a compassListening to the wisdom within the bodyRhea has the most poetic and lyrical expressions in the way she describes birth, that I was hanging on every phrase. You’ll notice it too, it’s a joy to listen to. We spoke about everything from why our attitudes towards birth have changed so dramatically since the 1980s, how we can hold sacred space between a mother/birthing person and their baby, and how we can provide unconditional support however their story unfolds.Enjoy!+Show Notes:You can learn more about Rhea’s work over at Birthing WisdomRhea’s conversation with Berry Liberman, Dumbo Feather’s heart-stirring editor-in-chief hereYou can find out more about Dumbo Feather over at their website, instagram or podcast page.
44 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
Erin Rhoads is a low waste campaigner
Zero waste campaigner Erin Rhoads from Rogue Ginger once famously put 18 months worth of her rubbish into a single glass jar.But Erin hasn’t always had a low waste lifestyle. In fact she says it used to be “fast food, fast living” kind. She’s shared her journey to reducing her impact on the environment through her blog The Rogue Ginger - one habit, one blog post at a time.Today Erin’s a sought-after writer and speaker. She was a consultant on ABCs War on Waste, and shares skills and practical help to hundreds at workshops, talks and forums, and founded Zero Waste Victoria and Plastic Bag Free Victoria.One of the things I love most about Erin is her complete honesty and transparency with the journey that she’s undertaken, and the emphasis on meaningful change. She acknowledges herself that she doesn’t always get it right, but that small steps every day can make an incredible difference over time.This conversation is an empowering one for anybody who wants to take small steps to make the world a better place.Enjoy!+Show notes:You’ll want to follow Erin online at The Rogue Ginger - I particularly love her Instagram accountErin’s book Waste Not is available nowThe Clean Bin Project documentary - or follow it on Facebook or TwitterBag It The MoviePlastic Free July - Facebook and TwitterWar on WasteShareWaste.com - community shared food waste and compostResponsible Cafes - promoting reusable coffee cupsBoomerang BagsIf you like this episode, you’ll love this episode with Tim Silverwood on the Power of Conscious Choice++Keep Listening:Sign up to our All Being Well’s newsletter - Mindful Mail - to receive updates on the best wellness news and resources from the web.Have you been enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe,
50 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
Julia Ostro hones her intuition
Meeting Julia Busuttil Nishimura is like catching up with an old friend. She’s warm and grounded and full of life.Julia is also known as “Julia Ostro” - the beloved foodie, recipe writer, and best-selling author behind Ostro. While Julia is humble as can be her work has raving fans. Nigella Lawson called Ostro “life-enhancing” and Jamie Oliver called it “brilliant” and Kayla Robertson calls it “a must try”.Julia is full of beautiful wisdom and advice, including:Julia’s slow approach to food and life, and how she used this approach to chase her dreams;The powerful role food plays in self-care;Honing your intuition - in and out of the kitchen;The joy of gathering together at the table.Today Julia lives in Melbourne with her husband Nori, son Haruki and lively cat Momoko. In this conversation you’ll fall in love with cooking all over again.Buon appetito!+Show notes:You’re going to want to head over to Julia’s instagram and pinterest.Julia’s website can be found here.Her beautiful book ‘Ostro’ can be found over here.Love this episode? You’ll also love the episode with Paul West from River Cottage Australia
21 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
Practice: Miracle of the Breath and Body Meditation with Dr. Elise Bialylew
This special companion episode accompanies a conversation with Dr. Elise Bialylew, a psychiatrist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, and the founder of Mindful in May. Give that episode a whirl first before coming back here and practicing this beautiful companion practice.Our conversation is FILLED with wonderful, practical, realistic advice so that everybody can walk away with the resources they need to begin exploring mindfulness and meditation. Today.How do I know? Because they’ve been working for me.When I recorded this episode, I had fallen off the meditation bandwagon. I used to have a regular practice, but life had gotten in the way and I’d stopped. I was feeling disappointed in myself and struggling to integrate it back into my everyday life, trying little things and then stopping again.So I asked Dr. Bialylew every question I could think about - that you’ve probably thought about too - on how I can create a daily habit around mindfulness and meditation. She has given so many resources to us today, alongside the scientific evidence that supports it, so that everybody who listens can try a number of things to practice mindfulness and meditation.Our conversation includes:Tips and tools for enhancing your wellbeing, balance & joy through mindfulnessHow to transform your stress and worryWhat the difference is between meditation and mindfulness, and how you can try bothHow mindfulness changes the brain for the betterWhat do to when you’re too busy to meditateResources that you can try for free todayAll of this to say that this is a great conversation and you should absolutely listen to it. And then share it with your partner, your friends, your mum. Let’s help everybody transform their minds and lives.And ps: I’m proud to say that I’ve meditated for the last eight days back-to-back following this conversation. I hope it offers it to you too.Enjoy!
54 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
Dr. Elise Bialylew learns mindfulness from an unlikely source
Today’s episode is with Dr. Elise Bialylew, a psychiatrist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, and the founder of Mindful in May.Our conversation is FILLED with wonderful, practical, realistic advice so that everybody can walk away with the resources they need to begin exploring mindfulness and meditation. Today.How do I know? Because they’ve been working for me.When I recorded this episode, I had fallen off the meditation bandwagon. I used to have a regular practice, but life had gotten in the way and I’d stopped. I was feeling disappointed in myself and struggling to integrate it back into my everyday life, trying little things and then stopping again.So I asked Dr. Bialylew every question I could think about - that you’ve probably thought about too - on how I can create a daily habit around mindfulness and meditation. She has given so many resources to us today, alongside the scientific evidence that supports it, so that everybody who listens can try a number of things to practice mindfulness and meditation.Our conversation includes:Tips and tools for enhancing your wellbeing, balance & joy through mindfulnessHow to transform your stress and worryWhat the difference is between meditation and mindfulness, and how you can try bothHow mindfulness changes the brain for the betterWhat do to when you’re too busy to meditateResources that you can try for free todayAll of this to say that this is a great conversation and you should absolutely listen to it. And then share it with your partner, your friends, your mum. Let’s help everybody transform their minds and lives.And ps: I’m proud to say that I’ve meditated for the last eight days back-to-back following this conversation. I hope it offers it to you too.Enjoy!+
17 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
Practice: Yoga Nidra with Irene Ais
Yoga Nidra is also known as 'yogic sleep' and is a beautiful yoga practice for deep relaxation.This bonus practice is a companion episode to my conversation with the magnetic Irene ‘Izzy’ Ais from Om People Yoga, where she explores her journey to the self through yoga. It's a beautiful conversation and I so recommend you listen to it to learn more about the practice.Enjoy!Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:Find Irene Ais on InstagramOm People Yoga - Website and Instagram1 Giant Mind meditation
50 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
Irene Ais faces her shadows with yoga
This episode is a truly beautiful conversation about the life enhancing benefits of yoga. If you’ve ever been curious about yoga, or perhaps attended a class and not quite felt ‘it’, or you regularly attend classes and are keen to learn more - this episode is a doorway into explaining and understanding the depth of the practice.Irene Ais is a yoga and meditation teacher, and the co-founder of nomadic yoga school OM People Yoga - offering students the ancient and dynamic practice of yoga on and off the mat.We start with Irene’s own journey to the practice. For many years she wasn’t nurturing herself, travelling the world and disconnected from herself. However she believes that yoga finds us when we’re ready, and that it found her at just the right time with an opportunity to “experience herself”.Since then, Irene has spent 15 years exploring the ancient practices of yoga and meditation, and takes her own students on a journey of self-discovery by combining the physical poses with an invitation to drop into the energetic practice and the self.This knowledge coupled with an innate understanding of the mind/body connection makes for a powerful combination, and a powerful episode on the invitation we all have to know ourselves, and that that journey is a winding and imperfect one, starting exactly where we are when we’re ready to take it.Enjoy!Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:Find Irene Ais on InstagramOm People Yoga - Website and Instagram1 Giant Mind meditation‘The world’s happiest man wishes you wouldn’t call him that ’ - GQ article on Matthieu Ricard
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