Balance Movers and Shakers

Balance Movers and Shakers

By Ellen, Balance Movement
About
The Balance Movers and Shakers Podcast features instructors, businesses and organizations that are making a difference through movement, performing arts and physical wellness programs.

This podcast shares the backgrounds, personal anecdotes, and work highlights of guests in movement, yoga, performing arts, dance and functional movement disciplines, that have a mission to make movement diverse, inclusive or accessible to others.

Listen and subscribe to the Balance Movers and Shakers Podcast at www.balancemvmt.com

On Instagram at @balancemvmt
More places to listen
The Balance Movers and Shakers Podcast features instructors, businesses and organizations that are making a difference through movement, performing arts and physical wellness programs.

This podcast shares the backgrounds, personal anecdotes, and work highlights of guests in movement, yoga, performing arts, dance and functional movement disciplines, that have a mission to make movement diverse, inclusive or accessible to others.

Listen and subscribe to the Balance Movers and Shakers Podcast at www.balancemvmt.com

On Instagram at @balancemvmt
www.balancemvmt.com

More places to listen

Bonus Episode: Balancing Your Practice | Ellen Solo Episode
In this episode of the Balance Movers and Shakers podcast, Ellen discusses what it means to balance your practice. With the holidays on the horizon, self-care is an important practice - but what is self care really? Ellen explores various forms of self-care, including how to practice self-care through movement and the internal language that we use toward ourselves. This episode explores how we can truly build balance into our yoga, dance and fitness practices both in and out of the studio.  During this episode also Ellen tees up exciting announcements for the Balance Movement community - including upcoming blog content and new features on the balancemvmt.com website.  Love Balance?  Don't forget to subscribe to email updates! Click here to join  Visit our website at www.balancemvmt.com Have feedback or want to share your story? Email Ellen at balancemvmt@gmail.com 
12:53
November 5, 2019
Episode 6 - Balancing Health and Body Image, Melanie C. Klein, MA founder of Yoga & Body Image Coalition
In this episode of the Balance Movers and Shakers podcast, Ellen interviews Melanie C. Klein, cofounder of Yoga and Body Image Coalition and empowerment coach. Ellen and Melanie discuss how body image and exercise culture inform movement practices.  Melanie discusses how body acceptance and exercise culture have permeated the modern yoga class, and what can be done to reframe the narrative. Melanie shares how she cofounded the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and the need for representation in yoga imagery.  This is the sixth episode of the Balance Movers and Shakers podcast, a podcast which captures perspectives and inspiring anecdotes from movers and shakers: yoga, dance and movement practitioners. Melanie C. Klein, M.A., is an empowerment coach, thought leader and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies. Her areas of interest and specialty include media literacy education, body image, and the intersectional analysis of systems of power and privilege. Find more information about Melanie and her works at https://www.melaniecklein.com/ Learn more about the Yoga and Body Image Coalition here: http://ybicoalition.com/ Interested in writing for the Balance Movement blog? Click here for more information
58:30
October 7, 2019
Episode 5 - Balancing Classrooms with Yoga and Mindfulness: Brynne Caleda, CEO Yoga Ed.
In this episode of the Balance Movers and Shakers podcast, Ellen interviews Brynne Caleda, CEO of Yoga Ed., an organization which brings yoga and mindfulness techniques into classrooms across the world. Hear Brynne discuss the application of principles of yoga and mindfulness in both a traditional classroom environment as a tool for teachers, and as an alternative to PE. Brynne and Ellen discuss some of the reframing of yoga philosophy to fit a modern classroom, and the benefits that the principles of yoga have on both students and instructors.  Yoga Ed. is an educational company dedicated to changing education through the practice of yoga. Our mission is to empower school communities with yoga to cultivate health and wellness in children and teens. Through evidence-based training, classes, and resources, Yoga Ed. equips educators with yoga tools to integrate yoga for children and teens into academic environments. Find more information at www.yogaed.com  Follow Balance Movement: www.balancemvmt.com Click here to subscribe to email newsletters: https://mailchi.mp/26afe7cfc807/balancemvmtsubscribe 
41:09
September 18, 2019
Episode 4 - Dynamic Balance Through Alexander Technique: Alice MacDonald, Alexander Technique
During this episode of the Balance Movers and Shakers podcast Ellen and Alice MacDonald, AmSAT discuss principles of dynamic balance and how the Alexander Technique can be used to help individuals find their alignment. Alice and Ellen also discuss how the Alexander Technique can be used to refine movements for performing artists, as well as re-pattern physical habits developed through daily activity.  Alice MacDonald is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique Teacher. She teaches both private and group AT sessions in multiple locations in New York City and Southern Maine, including the Balance Arts Center (NY), Movement Research (NY), and Rosemont Wellness Center (ME).  Visit https://www.alicemac.com/ for more information about Alice MacDonald and Alexander Technique or visit her Instagram Page.  Follow Balance Movement: www.balancemvmt.com Click here to subscribe to email newsletters: https://mailchi.mp/26afe7cfc807/balancemvmtsubscribe 
44:23
August 14, 2019
Episode 3 - Balanced Spaces Through Yoga for Women and People of Color: Melanie Holst-Collins, Grow Your Love Space
Ellen interviews Melanie Holst-Collins, founder of Grow Your Love Space. Melanie is healer and facilitator of 'sacred spaces' using yoga to create safe, inclusive experiences for women and people of color both on and off the mat.  During this interview Melanie and Ellen discuss the dynamics of modern yoga classes, including racial diversity, healing experiences for women, and what it means to embrace yourself as a "full ass human".  Click here to find more info about Grow Your Love Space:https://www.growyourlovespace.com/ Follow Balance Movement: www.balancemvmt.com Click here to subscribe to email newsletters: https://mailchi.mp/26afe7cfc807/balancemvmtsubscribe 
42:00
July 30, 2019
Episode 2 - Balancing Body Image Sensitivity Through Body-Mindful Yoga: Jennifer Kreatsoulas, Yoga For Eating Disorders
Ellen interviews Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, e-RYT-500, C-IAYT and founder of Yoga for Eating Disorders. Jennifer is a Mover and Shaker who is creating safe spaces as a yoga therapist for individuals who are recovering from eating disorders. Jennifer's book Body Mindful Yoga explores the powerful relationship between words and body image.  In this episode, Ellen and Jennifer Kreatsoulas discuss the application of yoga therapy in the recovery process for eating disorders, how language and movement can be transformed to provide healing, and how the yoga industry is adapting to provide safe spaces for healing movement.  Click here to find information about Jennifer Kreatsoulas, Yoga for Eating Disorders   Click here to find her book Body-Mindful Yoga on Amazon 
47:52
June 5, 2019
Episode 1 - Welcome to the Balance Movers and Shakers Podcast
Meet Ellen, host of the Balance Movers and Shakers podcast in the first episode.  The Balance Movers and Shakers podcast highlights the stories of individuals, practitioners and businesses that have a unique mission to help others and bring balance to the world through movement.  Hear from yoga, dance and functional movement experts who are thinking outside the box to help others expand their understandings of their own bodies, create understanding behind the biomechanics of the body, promote healing and unleash others' creativity. Connect with Balance Movement www.balancemvmt.com Instagram: @balancemvmt Facebook: Balance Movement Twitter: @balancemvmt
04:15
May 31, 2019
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