From The Heart, a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, Healing and Wellbeing
Bonus Episode: Yoga, Spirituality and Religion with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and special guest Jude Mills.

Bonus Episode: Yoga, Spirituality and Religion with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and special guest Jude Mills.

June 8, 2021
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 living with cancer, as well as the families and loved ones who are supporting them.  
 
We delve deep into what it means to have a spiritual practise, talk about religion and personal faith.  And so much more. 
 
We are delighted to offer a discount off Jude's book "Adapting Yoga for People Living with Cancer.", enter the code FROMTHEHEART20 on the Singing Dragon website (www.singingdragon.com).  This promotion has no expiry date and is valid across the whole of Singing Dragon's website:
 
Jude is an interfaith minister and spiritual counsellor,  NHS hospital chaplain, Yoga and meditation teacher and practitioner, and Master's student in Public Theology.   
She specialises in yoga for people living with cancer and trains yoga teachers and therapists to offer this work. Her book 'Adapting Yoga for People Living with Cancer' has just been published by Singing Dragon. She has also just launched her own podcast called 'Fkd Up By Faith' in which she has conversations with people who've been f****d up by their faith and found hope, healing, reconciliation and forgiveness, in or out of their faith tradition.  Dawn has the honour to be one of Jude's first guests -  Our conversation with Jude was so far reaching we had to have her back, so stay tuned for a second podcast with Jude coming soon!
 
Connect with Judith Mills MA, PGCert
Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher & Certified Trainer
 
 
Listen to Jude's podcast, "Fkd Up By Faith", where she holds conversations with special guests, exploring how they've found hope, healing, reconciliation and forgiveness in or out of their faith tradition. In her recent episode 4, she speaks to our co-founder Dawn Lister who shares her fascinating - and sometimes difficult -  story of childhood and adolescence in a Jehovah's Witness family, about the process of leaving the church, and her long path to healing, wholeness, and forgiveness...
 
 

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow From The Heart on Instagram at @from_the_heart_podcast.

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

Episode 19: Adapting Yoga for Cancer with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and special guest Jude Mills.

Episode 19: Adapting Yoga for Cancer with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and special guest Jude Mills.

June 1, 2021
In this insightful 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 exercises for people with cancer. Offering guidance on meditation and relaxation techniques as well as providing an essential overview of living with cancer, treatments and side effects, the book emphasises the importance of physical space and demonstrates the personal and professional skills required to hold a place of safety for those who experience life-threatening illnesses. It covers key topics such as scope of practice, boundaries and appropriate language and is an essential guide for yoga teachers looking to hold cancer-inclusive classes.
 
We are delighted to offer a discount off Jude's book, enter the code FROMTHEHEART20 on the Singing Dragon website (www.singingdragon.com). 
This promotion has no expiry date and is valid across the whole of Singing Dragon's website:
 
Jude is an interfaith minister and spiritual counsellor,  NHS hospital chaplain, Yoga and meditation teacher and practitioner, and Master's student in Public Theology.   
She specialises in yoga for people living with cancer and trains yoga teachers and therapists to offer this work. Her book 'Adapting Yoga for People Living with Cancer' has just been published by Singing Dragon. She has also just launched her own podcast called 'Fkd Up By Faith' in which she has conversations with people who've been f****d up by their faith and found hope, healing, reconciliation and forgiveness, in or out of their faith tradition.  Dawn has the honour to be one of Jude's first guests -  Our conversation with Jude was so far reaching we had to have her back, so stay tuned for a second podcast with Jude coming soon!
 
Connect with Jude Mills MA, PGCert
Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher & Certified Trainer
 
 
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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow From The Heart on Instagram at @from_the_heart_podcast.

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

 
Episode 18: Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Andrew McGonigle.

Episode 18: Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Andrew McGonigle.

May 18, 2021
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 in anatomy and medicine as well as in Yoga, to create anatomy and physiology based Yoga teacher training courses. Historically, anatomy isn't always covered in much depth when training to become a Yoga teacher and Andrew brings a fresh and diverse attitude to the world of Yoga teaching training and we were delighted to hold conversation with him.
 
Andrew McGonigle has been studying anatomy for over twenty years, originally training to become a doctor and then moving away from the Clinical practice of medicine to become a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy and physiology teacher. He combines all of his skills and experience to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses internationally and runs his own online Anatomy and Physiology Applied to Yoga courses. His new book Supporting Yoga Students with Common Injuries and Conditions: A Handbook for Yoga Teachers and Trainees was recently published. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband.
 
We are delighted to offer a discount off Andrew's new book, enter the code FROMTHEHEART20 on the Singing Dragon website (www.singingdragon.com).
This promotion has no expiry date and is valid across the whole of Singing Dragon's website:
https://uk.singingdragon.com/products/supporting-yoga-students-with-common-injuries-and-conditions?_pos=2&_sid=e8be7b2ad&_ss=r
 
Connect with Andrew:
https://onlinecourse.doctor-yogi.com
www.doctor-yogi.com
Instagram: @doctoryogi 
Facebook: @doctoryogiandrew
info@doctor-yogi.com
 

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow From The Heart on Instagram at @from_the_heart_podcast.

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

Episode 17. Mindfulness with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Karen Atkinson

Episode 17. Mindfulness with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Karen Atkinson

May 4, 2021
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 Approaches (BAMBA), a teacher and trainer of mindfulness and compassion skills and practices, a member of the British Wheel of Yoga and a Bangor trained supervisor of mindfulness teachers. Throughout Karen’s career mindfulness and compassion have underpinned her work, ranging from nursing to yoga teacher, complementary practitioner, therapist, teacher, and teacher trainer.  
 
Karen has been teaching mindful movement and meditation for over 30 years, and recently published ‘Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice’.  It is fair to say that she takes the greatest pride in having used her unique position to develop the Integrated Mindfulness and Compassion Qualification, a ground-breaking qualification and the first of its kind in the market.  
 
As a highly respected, extremely experienced, and well-trained mindfulness teacher with a warm, intuitive, friendly, and professional manner, Karen’s mission is to bring this enhanced enjoyment of life to as many people as possible.
 
Connect with Karen and MindfulnessUK on social media:
 
 
Link to Karen's book:
 
 
We are delighted to offer a discount code for you: FROMTHEHEART20, valid on all products on the Singing Dragon website (www.singingdragon.com). This discount has no expiry date. Karen's book is also available via other retailers.
 
Further recommendations following this podcast episode:
 
 

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow From The Heart on Instagram at @from_the_heart_podcast.

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

Episode 16: Why Yoga should be for everyone with Ellen Lee, Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom

Episode 16: Why Yoga should be for everyone with Ellen Lee, Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom

April 20, 2021
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 The Independent Yoga Network for several years now, an organisation that she is very passionate about, and we were delighted to be in conversation with her to discuss how the pandemic has created change for the yoga world and how the Independent Yoga Network are continuously looking at ways to help the industry come away from incorrect or stereotypical offerings, bringing a more positive change to how the practise is portrayed and taught. 
 
It's been a challenging time for yoga teachers and students during the pandemic, having to practise online.
 
We discuss how Yoga metaphorically unravels knots, allowing us to create space for new energy and growth.  Holding energy from unresolved trauma, both physical and emotional gets in the way of living our life to the fullest.  Ellen discusses how yoga isn't just a physical practise, it's not about being fit or lean, rather it holds space for everyone of all abilities to nurture themselves from inside out, to connect with themselves from an emotional place and to practise a form of self care that is unparalleled. 
 
Ellen is passionate about the future of yoga teaching around the world and is interested to see what emerges from this year's pandemic and what changes may arise from the time we have had to pause and reflect.  We are thrilled to have discussed the ethos behind the Independent Yoga Network and her relationship with her yoga practise. This episode provides reassurance, emotion and a perspective that will provide comfort to anyone, regardless of where they are on their yoga journey.
 

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

 
Bonus episode: Parenting Mental Health with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Suzanne Alderson

Bonus episode: Parenting Mental Health with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Suzanne Alderson

April 13, 2021
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 became suicidal in 2015, following a period of sustained bullying, Suzanne found herself in a desperate place, facing an uncertain future with little support and even less understanding. While her daughter was immediately wrapped in professional care, Suzanne found that there was no support available to help her or her husband make sense of the situation and give their child the best kind of care.
 
One night on suicide watch, she decided if she ever got through this time, she would ensure no other family had to go through this alone. In 2016, as her daughter improved, she set up a Facebook group to try and help other families facing their child’s mental illness.
 
The community, called Parenting Mental Health, is now a registered charity with a mission to end generational mental illness and help 1m parents by 2025. It currently supports over 25,000 parents from around the world who have a child with poor mental health. The charity offers a range of interventions such as Listening Circles and In Person Meet ups, training, Q&As with experts, social events and peer mentorship and community support and aims to support parents through their experience so they can support their child through theirs.  
 
Partnering not Parenting is the approach that Suzanne conceived when her daughter became ill to deal with the challenging situations they faced as a family. Ignoring standard parenting wisdom, she took an alternative view of what was required to ensure her daughter stayed alive and then recovered. Going against the ‘common sense’, her approach successfully saw her and her daughter through a debilitating 3 years. This approach has helped many of the parents in the community to adjust their own behaviour by using the 3 step approach of Step Down, Stand Beside, and Travel Together, and connect with their child through very difficult circumstances.
 
While mental health services often look for the part parents play in the creation of the illness, Suzanne recognises the essential role parents play in supporting, shielding, and strengthening a child as they progress towards recovery, and she offers a range of training and mentoring to help educate and empower families to come through this time in the best shape they can.  Her first book, Never Let Go - How to Parent Your Child through Mental illness - was published in 2020 by Vermilion, an imprint of Penguin RandomHouse, and she is currently writing her second.
 
In 2018, Suzanne was recognised as one of Facebook’s 115 most meaningful global community leaders and awarded a Fellowship to the inaugural Facebook Community Leadership Program. In 2020, Facebook recognised Parenting Mental Health as one of 16 of the most meaningful communities in the world. 
 
Suzanne is a regular speaker on mental health, her lived experiences and parenting through adversity, as well as digital community building and how community can impact on health outcomes. Suzanne is qualified in Mental Health First Aid and was awarded the title Digital Mother of the year in 2020. 
 
 

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

 
Episode 15: Healing from fear and trauma with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Beth Spindler

Episode 15: Healing from fear and trauma with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Beth Spindler

April 6, 2021

In this 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 teaching yoga in 1976 and has been utilising yoga as a healing modality since then.  Holding the highest certification in the field she is a fountain of knowledge and wisdom. Her book, Yoga Therapy for Fear, Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus nerve along with other techniques is recognised in the Yoga therapy community as an important text for those studying in the field. She is a frequently featured writer and presenter for Yoga International and leads retreats worldwide.

 

She has practiced yoga since childhood in the Sivananda tradition and had the honour of living with her teacher in Eknath Easwaran's community in the early 80s, she then studied with Senior Iyengar teachers for many years.  It was here that her love of yoga therapy began. Later she discovered the joy of fluid movement in Anusara, Ashtanga, and Prana Flow as well as Kundalini Yoga. Her background in yoga therapy also involved training in Phoenix Rising and Viniyoga of Desikachar lineage. She lived and practiced yoga therapy at the Himalayan Institute where her studies were in Sri Vidya Tantra,

 

She has trained hundreds of teachers, practiced yoga therapy in hospitals, universities, ashrams, retreat centers, clinics and schools. She currently lives in Springfield, Missouri.

 

About Beth Spindler C-IAYT, ERYT500

Yoga Therapist, Teacher, Writer

Author of Yoga Therapy for Fear, Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus Nerve and Other Techniques

www.TeachtoInspire.com

Instagram: beth.spindler

https://www.facebook.com/Beth-Spindler-Yoga-Therapy-189154434442388/?fref=ts

https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-spindler-eryt-c-iayt-a2ab1014?trk=hp-identity-name

https://twitter.com/SpindlerBeth

 

We are delighted to are a discount code for you: FROMTHEHEART20, valid on all products on the Singing Dragon website (www.singingdragon.com). This discount has no expiry date.

 

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

Bonus Episode: Women in Fitness and Wellness Industries with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Jane Wake

Bonus Episode: Women in Fitness and Wellness Industries with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Jane Wake

March 30, 2021
In this very special yet poignant bonus episode, in conversation with Jane Wake, one of Dawn's early influences in the wellbeing world, we discuss the topical events surrounding women in the fitness and wellness industries, body image and perceptions surrounding women within fitness.  We discuss why female fitness and wellness professionals should receive greater respect for the important work they do, ask why yoga studios are being treated differently to gyms, what it has been like to adapt during the pandemic and how we have used our skillset to support our community, all the while being jeered at by Boris Johnson and his fellow parliamentarians.  Our conversation includes the dialogue arising around women's safety, in light of the murder of Sarah Everard, our right to protest and the importance of being heard, personally and as a community. We hope this episode encourages more awareness and stimulates the conversations needed for real change to occur. 

 
Top fitness professional Jane Wake is one of the most highly qualified, inspirational and respected talents in the fitness arena. Voted No.1 fitness expert by The Independent in 2003, she is now the most recognised fitness expert in the UK, appearing regularly on TV programmes such as the Lorraine Show, ITV1 as a Presenter and Expert Guest.  Jane has been running her own Health & Fitness consultancy, Body A-Wake, since 1993. With a background in sports science, Pilates, pre/postnatal exercise and personal training spanning over 30 years, there isn’t much Jane doesn’t know about when it comes to fitness. She has created numerous innovative exercise brands, including her own programmes Pilates Flow and most recently the Powerful Pregnancy which is currently available for free on her Youtube Channel.
 
Jane wholeheartedly believes moving, whether it be to move the muscles in your face that make you smile or the ones in your bottom that power you to run and walk - is an aid to boost our health and happiness.  We were delighted to be able to discuss these important topics with her.
 
Connect with Jane on Instagram and Facebook at JanewakeUK. 
Class timetable https://www.janewake.com/timetable
 
Further recommendations: 
 
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
 
Carl’s Camp Fit (LGBTQ+ Inclusive)  https://instagram.com/campfitwithcarl?igshid=e5rorwpjztbb 

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

 

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

Episode 14: Foraging with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and special guest Louise Hunt

Episode 14: Foraging with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and special guest Louise Hunt

March 23, 2021
In this 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 ingredients. Foraging generally refers to searching, identifying and collecting food resources in the wild, including herbs, plants, fruit, nuts and mushrooms. It’s all about cooking, preserving and eating healthy and nutritious food while understanding how to maintain the balance of our natural environment.
 
Louise began foraging for wild food a little over two years ago, foraging helped her to find peace and a connection to the outdoors. Louise has always loved the outdoors, and began growing her own vegetables in Spring 2020. Foraging has solidified her love of being around plants and nature.
 
Louise is currently a caseworker for young people at risk of exploitation in Southend-on-Sea, prior to that she was a 999 operator for the Metropolitan Police and a youth worker for many years. She is now embracing a career transition during the current pandemic and is exploring taking her career in a new direction with self-care at the forefront, whilst using foraging as a way to relax and find balance in what can sometimes be a chaotic world. 
 

Book recommendations from Louise:

The foragers Calendar - John Wright 
Entangled Life - Merlin Sheldrake
River Cottage Handbook - Mushrooms - John Wright 
Wild Colour - Jenny Dean 
 
Websites: 
 
Follow Louise Hunt on Instagram at @wildfoodessex 
 
Other foragers to follow...
@foragedbyfern
@eduliswildfood
@rogerphillips_redglasses
 

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights.

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally.

www.anahatayogacentre.com

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

Episode 13: Special Yoga for Children with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Jyoti Jo Manuel.

Episode 13: Special Yoga for Children with Dawn Lister, Daniel Groom and Jyoti Jo Manuel.

March 9, 2021
"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 episode we speak to Jyoti Jo Manuel founder of Special Yoga, a global organisation that was founded in 2003. It was established to provide and develop sustainable and accessible yoga based programmes for children with special and additional needs within education, therapeutic settings and within the family. Jyoti Jo Manuel has been a serious practitioner of yoga since 1974. She started teaching in 1989. She is a leading teacher trainer and practitioner of therapeutic yoga for children with special needs. 

 

Her heartfelt mission is to implement and share sustainable therapeutic yoga programmes and trainings, allowing children all over the world to receive the significant benefits of yoga practice, so that each child is given the opportunity to thrive and reach their fullest potential. The underpinning of all that Special Yoga offers is a heart based understanding that ‘your state matters’ as the Adult around the child.

She has worked within education for the National Health Service in the UK, most recently with a pilot programme for children with additional needs who were at risk of exclusion from school. Special Yoga also worked with ADAPT in Mumbai on a research study on the value of therapeutic yoga for adolescents with cerebral palsy.

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From The Heart is a podcast about Yoga, Mindfulness, healing and wellbeing from Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom, founders of Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK. 

Conversations in this light hearted, kind and honest podcast series brings together people who have found ways to practise self-care in their lives, by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights. 

Anahata is a heart centred and nurturing Wellbeing Studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Specialising in Yoga, Pilates, Yoga Therapy and mindful meditation. They offer expert tuition in small groups run by qualified and specialist professionals, who are experts in their field. Many of their teachers offer skills which support members of the public affected by long term health conditions, which may affect them physically, mentally and or emotionally. 

www.anahatayogacentre.com 

Follow Anahata Yoga Centre on Instagram and Facebook at @anahatayogacentre.

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