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Movement Bottega with Missoni Lanza

Movement Bottega with Missoni Lanza

By Missoni Lanza
For the health conscious/movement enthusiast and professional: a podcast discussing the science behind movement, featuring professionals and their work, and inspirational stories on the healing and transformative powers of what movement can do for one’s life.
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Heidi Byrnes - Defining Integrity as a Teacher

Movement Bottega with Missoni Lanza

Daniel Levitin - Successful Aging
On today's episode, Award Winning Neuroscientist, Musician, Record Producer, and New York Times Best Selling Author, Daniel Levitin, and I have a casual conversation on his new book, Successful Aging, his personal discoveries when researching the book, and more. Daniel Levitin is an award-winning neuroscientist, musician, and best-selling author. ... He is the author of four New York Times bestselling books: This Is Your Brain On Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind and Successful Aging, as well as the international bestseller A Field Guide to Lies. MORE ON DAN LEVITIN Website | Instagram | Facebook
September 14, 2020
Micki Harvard - For the Love of Phitness
Micki Harvard, aka Mickiphit, shares her journey finding movement and how her athletic background influenced her innovative programming, along with her love for all things fitness.  Micki is certified through Power Pilates as a Mat and Mat II Pilates instructor. She also has certifications through ACE, AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach. She has received training from Total Training Systems a small Pilates studio in Atlanta, and continuing education through Peak Pilates. She currently teaches private and group Mat Pilates classes. More on Mickiphit Website | Instagram
September 7, 2020
Kelsey Wiedenhoefer - Self Care Indulgences
Kelsey Wiedenhoefer and Missoni Lanza have a conversation about the different facets of self care and what it means to them. Enjoy a relaxed conversation between two friends as they discuss everything from ritual routines to how your daily choices can effect your parasympathetic & sympathetic nervous system. Kelsey is a movement specialist, entrepreneur, self-care aficionado and proponent of balanced living. She has built her brand, including Move With Studio and Move With Experiences under the tenets that movement is life and life is movement. “It really is all about what moves you to live your best life,” says KW. Kelsey is a movement teacher at heart, but has an extensive background as an NCAA college athlete, university professor, and a stint in sales for a Fortune 500 company. She credits her ability to think big to the diversity of these experiences. As a teacher, her instruction celebrates movement that connects mind with body. Her practice is centered around developing strength and physical awareness that lead one to live life with increased poise, flexibility, and confidence. MORE ON KELSEY WIEDENHOEFER Kelsey Wiedenhoefer: Website | Instagram Move With Studio: Website | Instagram
August 31, 2020
Madeline Black - Finding Center Online
On Today’s episode, Madeline Black talks about her transition online, what she has learned from the process, and her new Online Immersive Training Programs. Madeline Black has distinguished herself as an international leader in movement and exercise education. She is known as the “teacher’s teacher” for over 25 years. Madeline draws from her vast knowledge, continuous study and exploration of the body. She is seen in her field as the synthesizer, integrating movement science, osteopathic theory, manual therapy, and energy work creating an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic. She coaches the most advanced teachers, raising the education and quality of instruction in the Pilates industry. What sets Madeline’s teaching apart is her emphasis on clear instruction. From her lecture demos, to her hands-on work, to her educational and supplemental materials, participants leave her workshops immediately able to integrate her ideas and concepts into sessions with their own clients. Her accessibility, articulateness, commitment to Pilates, and decades of experience, makes her a beloved and sought-after instructor. Madeline has instigated groups of teachers around the world who are Pilates practitioners following the body-mind set of her comprehensive and integrated approach. She offers in-depth coaching and workshops at Studio A in Berlin every year as well as presenting at major conferences. A resident of Sonoma, California USA, Madeline’s home studio is Studio M Pilates. You can find info on Madeline’s book Centered at MORE ON MADELINE website | instagram | buy Madeline Black's book, Centered | Online Immersive Training Programs
August 24, 2020
Nicky Taylor Steward - Experiences as a Black Female Pilates Instructor
On today’s episode, Nicky shares her journey in Pilates, her experiences as a female Black Pilates Instructor and discusses racism in our industry. Nicky has been a professional Pilates Teacher for 21 years and a teacher trainer for 12 years and is a Program Director of Deborah Lessen Pilates. Combined with her professional dance career, movement and teaching movement has been a part of her life for 32 years. Nicky’s objective as an instructor is to empower clients and teachers to innately take charge of their own bodies and making the work an integral part of their life-style.  More on Nicky Website | Instagram
August 17, 2020
Heidi Byrnes - Defining Integrity as a Teacher
Heidi Byrnes, Movement and Spine Safety Specialist, shares her thoughts on diving into who you are and defining integrity as a Teacher in the Pilates Industry. If you have worked with me, you have probably heard me mention the name Heidi Byrnes, the woman who changed my life. I met Heidi back in 2015, she was referred to me after reaching the end of my rope hopping from one doctor to the next to address my chronic pain from a series of injuries. Heidi and her work not only changed my life but was the catalyst to my journey as a Movement Specialist and I continue to apply her methods into my work today. What I love most about Heidi is she has an unwavering dedication to the work and her students. On today’s episode, Heidi talks about discovering who you are as a teacher and finding integrity in your work. Work with Heidi Byrnes email:
August 10, 2020
Michaela Gooharoo - Coming Home to Your Breath
Today’s guest on the podcast is Michaela Gooharoo. She is the founder of Expand + Breathe and a breath expert. Using truths discovered on her own journey to self healing, Michaela has incorporated ancient and modern techniques from Zen Buddhism, Yoga, Pilates, Deep Sea Diving, Astrology, Psychology as well as methods used by the Military. Michaela’s passion is her service to humanity and to raise the level of the collective consciousness. On this episode, Michaela shares some of her insight behind the importance of breath and tools you can apply to your daily practice. We also touch in the controversial subject of masks and exercise. website | instagram | upcoming workshops
August 3, 2020
Nikki Naab-Levy - Fitness with Hypermobility
On this episode, Nikki shares how to successfully strength train and build proprioceptive response to your body to prepare for higher impact and more intense exercise without injuring yourself.  Nikki Naab-Levy PMA®-CPT is a Pilates teacher and certified functional strength coach with over a decade of experience helping clients build strength and overcome injury. She holds B.S. in Exercise Science and B.S. Journalism from Ohio University and was second place in the 2018 Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Competition. Her fitness wisdom has been featured in Girls Gone Strong, The Seattle Times, and Men’s Fitness.She is a Master Trainer for the Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension System. When she’s not teaching a sneaky hard Pilates class, you can find her hiking in the Pacific Northwest with her corgi Charlie, read trashy vampire novels, and chain-drinking Americanos. website | instagram
July 27, 2020
Laura Hausler - The Art of Movement
Today, my first guest ever on the Movement Bottega is my dear friend and colleague, Laura Hausler. On this episode, Laura shares her journey from studying as an artist in Italy to finding her voice through movement. We discuss how art influences movement along with different tools to provoke the body's natural intelligence. Laura is the founder and owner of Pilates and Scoliosis, has completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology through Concordia University in Chicago, receiver her Pilates Certification through Balanced Body and The Pilates Method Alliance, and is a Smart Spine Wellness System Educator. More on Laura Hausler website | instagram | facebook
July 19, 2020