Yoga for Times of Change with Nina Zolotow

In our last podcast episode of the season, we talk to Nina Zolotow about ageing and the representation of the older generation in Yoga. Nina opened by reading the Epilogue to her book “Yoga for Times of Change: Practices and Meditations for Moving Through Stress,...

Yoga, trauma and wellbeing with Aneta Idczak

In this podcast episode we talk to Aneta Idczak, an experienced Yoga, Mindfulness and Embodiment Teacher about how yoga teachers need to become aware of the levels of trauma people in their classes may be experiencing and to understand ways to hold a class that does...

Menopause with Kate Codrington

In this enlightening, powerful and engaging podcast episode we talk to Kate Codrington about Menopause. For Kate, menopause is an empowering transition. A time when women can come into their power, a time when we stop damping down our truth, living life for others. A...

Theming Skills for Yoga Teachers with Tanja Mickwitz

In this podcast episode we talk to Tanja Mickwitz, a yoga teacher, author of Theming skills for yoga teachers and a soul guide mentor. We talk about Tanja’s journey of Yoga, her book “Theming Skills for Yoga Teachers” and the Theming...

Yoga and Social justice with Jacoby Ballard

In this podcast episode we talk to Jacoby Ballard (he/they), a social justice educator and yoga teacher from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, who leads workshops and trainings around the country on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We talk to Jacoby about his new book,...

Restorative Yoga with Anna Ashby

In this podcast episode, our first episode of Season 3 we talk to Anna Ashby, a senior teacher and trainer in the UK. Anna specialises in Restorative Yoga where diving deep into embodied experience with a focus on nervous system health enables a profound shift of...

Urgent and important update from Anahata Yoga Centre

Like all businesses, Anahata has been hugely affected as a result of two years of Covid and the rising costs related to running a business. It has become necessary for us to make some tough choices to enable us to continue doing the work we love so much, as well as...

Yoga and Qigong with Joo Teoh

In this podcast episode we speak to Joo Teoh, teacher of hatha vinyasa yoga, qigong and meditation about the true essence of yoga, how he makes his practise accessible and respectful.  Joo speaks eloquently about the community aspect of a class, and how by offering a...

Mindfulness and Breath with Tom Granger

In this podcast episode we talk to Tom Granger, a multi-award winning author and world-renowned breathwork teacher. We talk about the foundations of his techniques, why he started to explore mindfulness and breath work as well as his book Draw Breath. Head over to...

Yoga for Fatigue, with Fiona Agombar

In this podcast episode with Fiona Agombar we talk about yoga therapy for fatigue conditions, including CFS/ME, burnout, stress and long-Covid, which Fiona specialises in. Fiona Agombar is an author, Rest Activist and yoga therapist in the Krishnamacharya Tradition....

A new year message from Dawn Lister

January 2022 has arrived without too much aplomb, more of a quiet lurch, as I coughed, groaned and dragged my exhausted body out of 2021. I have been struggling with Long Covid since I first had Covid in early March 2020. And then this year as an early Xmas gift I...

Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman

In this podcast episode we speak to Jivana Heyman (he/him), author of Accessible Yoga: Poses & Practices for Every Body and Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion. Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director...

LGBTQIA+ Yoga with Gabi Parkham

In this podcast episode we speak to Gabi Parkham (she/her) about the work she is doing to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ people and how they can be supported in Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga classes. We also discussed the recent LGBTQIA+ 6 month yoga mentoring program she...

Alexander Technique with Kirstie Richardson

In this podcast episode we speak to Kirstie Richardson, Alexander Technique and Movement Practitioner and a Dance Artist. Kirstie explained how the Alexander Technique supported her through her career as a professional dancer and how she has...
12 Days of Kindness with Anahata

12 Days of Kindness with Anahata

Join us on social media, from 12th December for 12 days of Kindness. A time to be kind. To think of others. To consider the ripple effect of our actions. To practise charity. To consider our community. After all what is Christmas about if not kindness, if not love, if...

Black Friday is bad for your health…

Things to consider on the consumer driven day known as “Black Friday”. Our wellbeing is impacted by more than just how feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. The wisdom of the sages still applies today in our modern world. Yoga offers us principles to...

Yoga and Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

In this podcast episode we hold conversation with Evan Soroka, founder of Soroka Yoga Therapy in Aspen and the author of Yoga Therapy for Diabetes. We discussed Diabetes, the differences between Type 1 and 2, and how Yoga and Yoga Therapy can be supportive...

Buddhism with Andy Wistreich

In this podcast episode, we speak to Andy Wistreich about Buddhism and the wider topics surrounding the tradition and it’s philosophy. A kind and heart-centred conversation that includes the beautiful gift of a relaxing Meditation from Andy. We discuss how the...

Radiant Rest – Yoga Nidra with Tracee Stanley

Welcome Back to Season 2 Episode 1 of From The Heart with Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom. In this episode we speak to Tracee Stanley, author of Radiant Rest and discuss the practice of Yoga and Yoga Nidra. We discuss how these practices give us an opportunity...

Yoga and Addiction

In our last episode of the series, we talk to Lisa Horwell about how she found yoga to help her in her recovery. Yoga Therapy, Sound Healing and Gongs are a huge part of her offering and we discuss about how these practises can be used in healing and addiction...

Intuitive Eating

Chloe Jane Prince is a Food Freedom Coach, helping people heal from disordered eating, low body confidence and so much more. Chloe herself struggled with anorexia, disordered eating and body dysmorphia after suffering sexual abuse aged 11. In this podcast episode we...

Mental Health First Aid

In this episode we speak to James Chapman, a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher with 17 years experience. He has a special interest in mental health and addiction, is a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Instructor Member and has worked with some of the leading...

Yoga for Menstrual Cycles

In this episode we hold conversation with Julia Davis we discussed menstruation and why it’s so important it is discussed more within the yoga community and within our practice. We talk about how Yoga can be a truly transformative tool to support menstrual...

Hypermobility

In this From The Heart episode, we speak to Jess Glenny, a movement teacher, facilitator, therapist, and writer. In our conversation with Jess we talk about hypermobility, what it is and how we can support ourselves or our hypermobile students. Jess has written an...

Yoga, Spirituality and Religion

Part two of our podcast with the inspiring Jude Mills. In this insightful episode Jude talks to us about yoga, spirituality, and religion. We continue our rich conversation with Jude about how we as Yoga teachers and practitioners can adapt practises to support those...

Adapting Yoga for Cancer with Jude Mills

In this insightful podcast episode Jude talks to us about how yoga can be adapted for those living with cancer, yoga therapy and her new book Adapting Yoga for People Living with Cancer. In her book, Jude explains how to adapt physical poses and breathing...

Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga with Andrew McGonigle

In this podcast episode we talk to Yoga Teacher, Anatomy and Physiology Teacher and Author, Andrew McGonigle about the place for anatomy and physiology within yoga.  Drawing on a background in medicine Andrew incorporates his indepth knowledge, training and experience...

Mindfulness with Karen Atkinson

In conversation with Karen Atkinson, Senior Partner and Co-Founder of MindfulnessUK, we explore the relationship between mindfulness and compassion and the value of self-inquiry. Karen is also an author, a trustee of the British Association of Mindfulness-based...

Why Yoga should be for everyone with Ellen Lee

Ellen Lee has been exploring Yoga for some 45 years and has been teaching for the last 28 years. Ellen trained with The Yoga For Health Foundation in general and remedial Yoga. The Foundations’ ethos was “Yoga for all”. Ellen has been The Chair of...

Parenting Mental Health with Suzanne Alderson

In conversation with Suzanne Alderson, in this bonus podcast episode we discuss how Suzanne’s traumatic ordeal with her suicidal daughter led her to launching a community, now a registered charity, called Parenting Mental Health. When her 14 year old daughter...

Healing from fear and trauma with Beth Spindler

In this podcast episode, in conversation with Beth Spindler, Yoga Therapist, Teacher and Writer, we discuss Beth’s incredible work treating trauma and fear through yoga and the Vagus nerve. World recognised Yoga Therapist, Beth Spindler began...

Foraging, with Louise Hunt

In this podcast episode we speak to Louise Hunt, a lover of wild food, sustainability and nature. Foraging for wild food has increased in popularity over recent years, perhaps as a result of the rising awareness of eating local, fresh and organic...

Special Yoga for Children, with Jyoti Jo Manuel

“You are special. Regardless of your abilities, appearance, culture, gender, race or the assumptions society has placed on you. Because all children deserve to experience peace, joy and fulfilment of their potential and purpose.” In this podcast...

Before you crash and burn, read this….

If you find yourself feeling crabby, tired, wanting to sleep all the time, feeling overwhelmed, snappy, anti-social, a bit well stuck, lacking any creativity.  If the idea of intimacy makes you want to grab a sharp object are tearful or angry for no reason.  Are...

Yoga Therapy; how it’s changing the Yoga landscape

in episode 9 of our podcast, in conversation with Lisa Kaley-Isley, Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom talk about Yoga Therapy, what it is and how it’s changing the landscape of Yoga and its integration into worldwide health care systems.  Lisa talks about how and why...

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

In episode 5 of our podcast, From The Heart, join us in conversation with Jo Kemp, we discuss what Ashtanga Yoga is, the influence of her teacher Hamish Hendry at Ashtanga Yoga London and the recent abuse revelations in the Ashtanga world and how Jo has put...

Pregnancy Yoga at Anahata Yoga Centre, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Pregnancy is a wonderful time in an expectant person’s life, after all you are bringing a new being into this world. Our busy schedules can give us less opportunity to rest, nourish, make space and time to really look after your changing body, your emotions and most...