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Episode 12: Liz Corwin
Former Navy Pilot, Founder of Walkabout Yoga, Liz Corwin on the victories that emerge from perceived failure, the choice to prioritize practice, and the ultimate walkabout.
Liz Corwin is world traveling yoga teacher, storyteller, and creator of Walkabout Yoga Retreats & Teacher Trainings. She is also a 15-year US Navy Officer and former F-18 Navy jet pilot. Today, she still serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserves supporting the Naval War College. She began teaching yoga to the military community while on deployment in 2008 aboard the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sharing her practice and experience with other pilots and friends. Since then she has continued traveling the world teaching yoga to both our military community and civilian population as a way to bridge the divide of understanding. Liz's teachings and storytelling focus on deep inner shadow work, redefining strength and the warrior ethos, and embracing vulnerability as we uncover true self-acceptance, self-love, and healing.
She has recently been featured in the New York Times & Yoga Journal Magazine, is the creator of “Walkabout Yoga” Yoga Retreats and the free online video series “Yoga for Military Warriors” in partnership with Gaiam and The Give Back Yoga Foundation, cover model for Beryl Bender Birch’s book “Yoga for Warriors” and ambassador for the woman-owned yoga brand KiraGrace.
Upcoming Walkabout Yoga Retreats
New York Times Article "Yoga & Veterans - A Different Kind of Warrior"
|Apr 13, 2019|
Episode 11: Dani Shapiro
On welcoming compassion for the string of selves you've ever been, quotes from Hourglass and Inheritance. On the corrosive power of family secrets, and the healing of the secret that Dani uncovered about her origins.
About Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro’s books include the memoirs, Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work spans diverse subjects from her tumultuous upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community and the tragic death of her father to her explorations of spirituality and the nature of our deepest relationships. Dani’s New York Times best selling memoir, Inheritance, was recently published by Knopf.
Dani's essays and journalistic pieces have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Salon, n+1, Tin House, and Vogue, and have been widely anthologized. She contributes regularly to The New York Times Book Review and has been broadcast on This American Life.
Along with teaching writing workshops around the world, Dani has taught at Columbia and New York University, and is the cofounder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.
In February of 2019, Dani launched an original podcast “Family Secrets” in collaboration with iHeart Media. The podcast features stories from guests who—like Dani— have uncovered life-altering and long-hidden secrets from their families’ past.
She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
|Apr 06, 2019|
Episode 10: Diego Perez / Yung Pueblo
On meditation and the merits we carry as a result of our practice, engaging inward connections, and cultivating heart community, with Diego Perez, the writer known as Yung Pueblo.
Diego perez is the writer behind the pen name yung pueblo. The name yung pueblo means "young people." It serves to remind him of his ecuadorian roots, his experiences in activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important growth. His favorite word, liberation, took on a deeper meaning once he started meditating vipassana, as taught by s.n. goenka. Through writing and speaking, he aims to support the healing of the individual, realizing that when we release our personal burdens, we contribute to a global peace.
|Mar 30, 2019|
Episode 9: Ally Bogard, Nadia Narain and Elena Brower: On Rituals, Practices, and Good Listening
On the occasion of the release of 'Rituals for Every Day' by Nadia Narain and and Katia Narain Phillips, we gathered to chat about our own practices of listening, praying and meaning-making./p>
Nadia Narain is one of the UK’s best loved and most respected yoga teachers. For more than 20 years, she has taught everyone from professional athletes to, pregnant women to total beginners and yoga sceptics, how to take care of their outer bodies as well as their inner spirit, she has inspired thousands to slow down, be kind and love themselves where they are. Nadia is also co-author with her sister of the international bestselling book “Self Care for the Real World,” and more recently, “Rituals for Every Day,” explaining not just why we have to look after ourselves, but how i simple achievable ways.
|Mar 23, 2019|
Episode 8: On the Evolution of Digital Practice, with Derik Mills, Founder of Glo.com
Glo founder Derik Mills joined me for a sweet, edifying conversation on my last trip to film at Glo. We touched upon the last ten years of digital evolution, the future of virtual practice and the heart of what we do together at Glo.com.
Derik is the CEO/founder of Glo, formerly YogaGlo, a health and wellness brand that challenges people to live a fulfilling life. Glo believes in a world in which we all live our true potential. In 2008, Derik teamed up with his younger brother to found and self-fund Glo. They started by converting a Santa Monica workspace into a recording studio to film yoga and meditation classes that were free for the public to attend. The online service grew to empower subscribers to experience yoga, meditation, lecture, and online continuing education courses taught by world-class instructors from anywhere in the world. Today, in 2019, the company remains self-funded and has expanded to a team of more than 100 people, including faculty, and produced more than 10,000 classes. The company is currently expanding into additional wellness modalities--all in service of providing a personalized experience that makes it easy for members to integrate self-care into their everyday lives. Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Goop, Oprah, and more, Glo has become a cultural phenomenon driven by Derik’s devotion to contributing to something larger than himself.
|Mar 09, 2019|
Episode 7: On Growth, Your Purpose, and Whole Life Leadership with Claudia Chan
Claudia Chan is a recognized leadership expert and social entrepreneur dedicated to activating individuals and organizations to lead culture change and accelerate equality.
Claudia founded the award-winning global leadership conference, S.H.E. Summit, making the advancement of women’s leadership and inclusive culture change accessible and actionable. Year after year, the event connects, educates and activates change agents and champions of equality; speakers have included Deepak Chopra, Kelly Clarkson, Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley, Sallie Krawcheck, Gabrielle Bernstein, Soledad O’Brien, and UN Ambassador Samantha Power, among others.
Claudia also leads S.H.E. Globl Media, a corporate platform helping Fortune 1000 companies by providing strategic and operational tools to empower and activate ALL employees in creating permanent culture change. A sought-after speaker on how empowered talent can and should create a world of true equity, Claudia was called the “Richard Branson of Women’s Empowerment” by Fast Company and named one of 2017’s “20 Most Influential Moms” by Family Circle. In 2015, Claudia became an official U.S. State Department Speaker and has visited countries like South Korea for countrywide speaking tours to educate women on how to empower themselves and others in their communities. She was the 2015 global spokesperson for Gillette Venus #UseYourAnd empowerment campaign, a movement encouraging women to celebrate their multi-dimensionality.
Prior to launching S.H.E. Globl Media, Claudia was President & Co-Owner of the popular women’s entertainment company Shecky’s for 10 years. Claudia is a lifelong New Yorker, proud alumnae of Smith College, Mom of two and an equal partner with her husband, John.
|Mar 02, 2019|
Episode 6: On Parenting through Divorce, with Jonah Lyon
In this short episode, Jonah and I touch upon:
- his experience of what we did well in our separation (we minimized fighting, always apologized, and shared stories of the trajectory in a loving way)
- advice to parents for how to handle separation and divorce (no fighting, always apologize, and be kind)
- not requiring eye contact with your kid - allowing the kid to open up more freely
- our shared appreciation of Sex Education on Netflix
- on sources of stress in his life
- a friendly meditation challenge
|Feb 23, 2019|
Episode 5: Remembering Mary Oliver
|Feb 16, 2019|
Episode 4: Collecting Difficult Moments in Relationship, with James Benard
On the intelligence of risk, radical independence, and decoding the real conversation that happens in relationship.
|Feb 05, 2019|
Episode 3: It’s All a Teaching, with Elena
Seeing difficult moments as evidence that it was always coming together.
|Feb 05, 2019|
Episode 2: Collecting Difficult Moments, with Ally Bogard
On the energetic and practical wisdom of gathering difficult moments; seeing them as food for your journey.
AB: I tend to schedule things for someone else; having spare time means meeting myself in the blank spaces. Schedule the void diligently. The busyness is just my way of avoiding myself. I don't want to keep accumulating difficult moments without processing the wisdom / extracting the gold from them.
I have to make mandatory space in the early morning. So I determine the energy I run in the day. And at least once during the day touching down with someone that nourishes me.
I'm grateful that life or God always knew what was needed.
AB chooses her charity: Navajo Water Project fundraiser.
1. What needs healing?
2. What's your favourite view?
Hear and map what your inner voice has been telling you about difficult moments. Make it artful, beautiful, scary, real.
“Eternal Two Step” by Mark Nepo.
Difficult moments are like little deaths. Get good with them.
|Feb 05, 2019|
Episode 1: Collecting Difficult Moments, Intro with Elena
Seeing difficult moments as our treasures. Strategies and perspectives for releasing stories and tensions.
13:00 - 16:45
|Feb 03, 2019|