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Yoga Therapy Hour with Amy Wheeler

English, Education, 6 seasons, 130 episodes, 4 days 5 hours 14 minutes
Hi, this is Amy Wheeler and i have had the good fortune to travel the world learning about Yoga Therapy on a global scale, meeting many of the leaders in the field along the way. I want to share with you what i am learning as i interview our colleagues. My hope is that together we can reduce the suffering of all sentient beings through our work as YogaTeachers and Yoga Therapists! Topics we will cover: Sciences of Yoga Therapy Yoga Therapy Research The Art of Yoga Therapy Relationships in Yoga Therapy Yoga Therapy Books/Authors Yoga Therapy Leaders in Field Social Justice in Yoga Therapy Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in Yoga Therapy Yoga Therapy in Healthcare Systems Yoga Therapy & Insurance Yoga Therapy & National Exam Yoga Therapy & Standards Cultural Competency in Yoga Therapy Yoga Therapy & Integrative Medicine Field The Optimal State and Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast also has a Patreon page. We now have 5 staff that help us product the audio and video versions of the podcast. Please consider donating to help us keep this good work for the field of yoga therapy going. Patreon: The new You Tube Channel for this podcast is: YouTube: AmyWheelerPhd Feel free to use download our free eBook and mobile App by going to the websites below. Check out Amy's website
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Healing Through Alignment: Embracing Nature, Overcoming Trauma, and the Role of Yoga & Ayurveda with Anjali Deva

In a deeply meaningful episode of The Yoga Therapy Hour, Amy Wheeler sits down with Anjali Deva from Rooted Rasa Ayurveda. The two discuss the transformative power of aligning one's life with intrinsic values, from the serenity of living close to nature to the stabilizing force of daily routines. Anjali sheds light on the importance of being with loved ones and animals, the rejuvenating effects of clean air and water, and the role of being in alignment with the circadian rhythms in our daily lives. The conversation then delves into the often-challenging journey of processing trauma and grief, and the immense joy and clarity that lies on the other side. Amy and Anjali also explore how ancient practices like yoga and Ayurveda can be potent tools in the quest for improved mental and emotional health.Unlocking Ancient Wisdom: Understanding what Ayurveda is.Origins of Ayurveda: Tracing its roots and its journey throu
10/11/202349 minutes 32 seconds
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Polyvagal Theory, Safety and the Therapeutic Relationship in Yoga Therapy with Marlysa Sullivan & Stephen Porges

This amazing conversation comes as an excerpt from a course on Polyvagal Theory and Therapeutic Yoga that Marlsya, Amy and Stephen created together for the Polyvagal Institute. There is still time to join us this fall, and we will be offering it again very soon. Also, we are celebrating 2.5 years and 100,000 downloads with our amazing Yoga Therapy Hour Community. We are sharing this extra episode to say thank you!Guests: Dr. Steven Porges & Marlysa Sullivan Key Takeaways:Definition of "Safety" in Polyvagal Theory:Safety is more than the absence of threat. It encompasses a feeling of connection, belonging, and an internal sense of well-being.Importance of Safety:The foundation of any therapeutic relationship.Influences the outcome of therapy.Defines the
13/10/202319 minutes 29 seconds
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The Importance of a Healthy Yoga Community in Self-Transformation Interview With Ashley McKeachie

On today’s episode, Amy chats with Ashley McKeachie. Ashley is a registered yoga instructor, yoga educator, and yoga therapist. She graduated with her Masters Degree in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University. Ashley spends half her time working as a yoga therapist, where she uses the tools of yoga to help alleviate the symptoms associated with chronic pain, and the other half as part-time faculty at Orange Coast College, leading and facilitating their Yoga Instructor Training Program and teaching about Integrative Health Coaching.  Amy and Ashley talk about the importance of being a part of a positive Sangha, or community, for self-regulation and self-actualization. We often hear the phrase “Yoga is Relationship” by TKV Desikachar. But what does that really mean? How do we achieve it? How can we better our relationships and pay attention to those we care about?   Have a cup of tea or
03/02/20231 hour 15 minutes 48 seconds
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Living Life in Alignment By Amy Wheeler Ph.D.

Today’s show would be a solo show with Amy. Amy Wheeler, the host of Yoga Therapy Hour, shares very important personal news and update on her life. She also talks about her journey with healing and teaching. Amy talks about the spiritual end game of Yoga Therapy, Living life in Alignment, Fear and ways to lessen fear, how to find more spaciousness and much more. Today’s episode is a must listen! Amy talks about the following ·        Her recent health diagnosis and how she is receiving the news·        Her journey with teaching at the university for 25 years coming to a close·        Yoga Therapy spiritual end game and how this informs how we live our lives·        Bad habits that can be created as a result of living in fear·        Things that can help reduce fear or make you feel safe·        How can you get into a deep sta
10/06/202238 minutes 57 seconds
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On today’s podcast, Amy Chats with Robyn Tiger, MD, C-IAYT, RYT-500. She is a life coach for Physicians & trauma-informed self-care coach. She founded StressFreeMD, a wellness practice that provides freedom through self-care education. Dr. Robyn utilizes her unique combination of trainings in medicine, yoga therapy, meditation, and life coaching to educate others in stress management, burnout prevention, and relief. Dr. Robyn is a Western Carolina Medical Society Healthy Healer Partner, Surge-On App Key Opinion Leader for Self-Care for Surgeons, faculty for Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy, Advisory Council member of Yoga Therapy Today, and is an O2X Human Performance Specialist for first responders.Amy and Dr Robyn talk about Her background, how she practices Yoga Therapy, How StressFreeMD started, the benefits of being resourceful and so much more.They talk about the following:·        Dr. Tiger’s background as an MD and how it led her to yoga therapy and heal
18/02/20221 hour 22 minutes 50 seconds