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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 31, 2019

Let’s talk about thinking – HOW to think positive thoughts! In this episode, I explain “passive thinking” and detail the POWER your thoughts have to shape your reality. Learn my techniques for ""blowing the whistle" and “policing” my own thoughts. You can practice these techniques too!

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Brett is the founder of Uplifted Yoga, an online yoga and meditation community empowering students to personalize their practice and ignite their best life - on and off the mat. She’s instructed at top studios, companies like Google and Pinterest, and leads the world’s most interactive Online Yoga Teacher Training program. She teaches to a social media following of over 300K people. Her content on Youtube is streamed for 2 million minutes each month. Learn more at BrettLarkin.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

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Jan 29, 2019

Learn about all the things I’ve done “wrong” in business and my key takeaways. Inspired by my conversation with Dave Ursillo in which we talked about his “failed” book launch, I open up and talk about two whole companies that I launched, which didn’t quite work out quite as planned... Enjoy my post-mortem on my experiences, including the lessons I took away. These learnings helped me form the successful yoga business that I love running today.   

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Brett is the founder of Uplifted Yoga, an online yoga and meditation community empowering students to personalize their practice and ignite their best life - on and off the mat. She’s instructed at top studios, companies like Google and Pinterest, and leads the world’s most interactive Online Yoga Teacher Training program. She teaches to a social media following of over 300K people. Her content on Youtube is streamed for 2 million minutes each month. Learn more at BrettLarkin.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Screenshot your review and send it to info@brettlarkin.com and I’ll send you my favorite affirmations and journaling prompts as a free PDF! Thanks for your support!

 

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Jan 24, 2019

Let’s talk about failure - Woohoo! Social media tends to showcase all the highs. But every successful author and entrepreneur has battle wounds and failures that helped shape who they are today. In this episode, successful author Dave Ursillo takes us deep into the story of his failed first book. Together, we reverse engineer all the things that went TERRIBLY wrong with this first book and extract gold nuggets of wisdom and insight for YOU. This post-mortem of a failed book launch contains both practical and spiritual wisdom that’s relevant to everyone. Thank you Dave for being so humble, amazing, and speaking so honestly about this on the show!

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Dave has self-published 7 books spanning spiritual poetry, nonfiction and memoir. He has published over 500 articles at his online home, DaveUrsillo.com, and has been published in 6 more books including the international Chicken Soup for the Soul series and in independent projects like End Sex Trafficking alongside Seth Godin and Danielle LaPorte.

His work as a traveling teacher of writing, creative self-expression, storytelling and yoga has led him to work with over 4,000 students from 30 countries. Dave has been seen on CBS News Sunday Morning, Psychology Today, INC.com, Zenhabits and CreativeLive. He is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Dave has spoken at the College of the Holy Cross, American University, and Full Sail University, while donating time to teach writing and storytelling at Rhode Island area high school and junior high schools.

 

Special Guest: Dave Ursillo

https://daveursillo.com/
https://instagram.com/daveursillo
https://unavoidablewriting.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

New yoga series ELEMENTAL all about the lower 4 chakras: www.brettlarkin.com/elemental

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Support the Show:

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

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Jan 22, 2019

How to the five koshas correspond to the chakra system? How can we balance the five koshas? What can we do (beyond yoga asana), to live a truly yogic life? What do the Vedic scriptures advise? If you’ve wondered about any of these things (I know I have!), you’ll love today’s interview with Ayurveda/Yoga Lifestyle Consultant, Akshata Sheelvant. We go deep into some very complex concepts. Ready to discuss the astral body? Causal body? Let’s do this!

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Akshata Sheelvant is an Ayurveda/Yoga Lifestyle Consultant. Her passion is to help women balance lifestyle disorders with an Ayurveda and Yoga lifestyle. She specializes in crafting food medicine for Hormone Balance, Thyroid Health, Digestive Issues, Blood-Sugar Management, Preventative Lifestyle. She offers 1-1 consultations and workshops/classes.

 

Special Guest: Akshata Sheelvant

https://www.jeevalifestyle.com

Rishikesh Conscious Living YTT: https://akhandayoga.com/retreats-workshops/149/ayurveda-a-conscious-living-yoga-teacher-training/

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Support the Show:

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

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Jan 17, 2019

Today’s special episode is a guided, energetic clearing exercise with Art Giser. Let’s deprogram what’s not serving us! For the first fifteen minutes of this episode, Art explains how the exercise works, what to expect and how we can see the negative energy of others as a gift. I ask him about INTUITION and what role it plays in NLP. According to Art, oftentimes what we think is our intuition could be subconscious programming we’ve inherited. The second fifteen minutes of this episode is a powerful, guided, energy clearing visualization with Art. Sit or lie down. Get comfy. I had incredible insights doing this one! Enjoy!

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Art Giser is the creator of Energetic NLP. He is an internationally renowned NLP trainer, intuitive, and healer. Art's unique and diverse background includes NLP, spirituality, coaching, transformative and healing energy work, and intuition development. He also managed a medical research lab for the University of California, San Francisco, and works with Fortune 100 companies to develop exceptional leaders and teams. He is known as the Miraculous Life Mentor.

 

Special Guest: Art Giser

https://www.energeticnlp.com

Special Gifts at: https://www.energeticnlp.com/sivana

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

New yoga series ELEMENTAL all about the lower 4 chakras: www.brettlarkin.com/elemental

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Support the Show:

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Use code TAKE25 for $25 off anything in your shopping cart at SivanaSpirit.com – new customers only

Jan 15, 2019

What if you want to clear a particular negative energy, habit or pattern, but you can’t? According to today’s guest, it could be karma and past spiritual contracts that aren’t allowing you to move forward. Today’s guest, Art Giser, is the founder of creator of Energetic NLP, which stands for Neurolinguistic Programming. He’s an internationally renowned NLP trainer, intuitive, and healer. If you’re feeling a negative emotional state too frequently, Art teaches that our inner wisdom and spirit are incongruent. Art explains how to unite these different facets of our being into what he calls “Your Miraculous Self.” He also tells us about his personal journey from scientist to energy healer. Listen to learn more!    

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Art Giser is the creator of Energetic NLP. He is an internationally renowned NLP trainer, intuitive, and healer. Art's unique and diverse background includes NLP, spirituality, coaching, transformative and healing energy work, and intuition development. He also managed a medical research lab for the University of California, San Francisco, and works with Fortune 100 companies to develop exceptional leaders and teams. He is known as the Miraculous Life Mentor.

 

Special Guest: Art Giser

https://www.energeticnlp.com

Special Gifts at: https://www.energeticnlp.com/sivana

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

New yoga series ELEMENTAL all about the lower 4 chakras: www.brettlarkin.com/elemental

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Support the Show:

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Use code TAKE25 for $25 off anything in your shopping cart at SivanaSpirit.com – new customers only

Jan 10, 2019

Our guest, yoga teacher Kelly Smith, was a Savasana-skipper before discovering the subtler aspects of yoga. Now, she teaches meditation and Yoga Nidra almost exclusively! Today she shares her personal story as well as tons of fantastic tips. We cover: What to do if your mind is racing during Savasana or meditation. The pros and cons of guided versus non-guided meditations. Are “guided” meditations a crutch? We end with her shortlist on how to create (and teach fantastic!) guided meditations for your students, family or friends. If you want to create meditations or start meditating, this episode will inspire you!

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Kelly Smith is an E-RYT 500, YACEP, founder of Yoga For You, and host of the iTunes chart topping podcast, Mindful in Minutes. Kelly believes that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to yoga and meditation and cultivates an environment that empowers her students to listen to their bodies, explore their personal practice through more than just yoga poses, and to find joy and gratitude for the life they have. Kelly specializes in one-on-one yoga and meditation teaching/training and unique workshops and retreats for students of all levels, and mentors yoga teachers who are ready to grow their practice and thrive in their teaching.

 

Special Guest: Kelly Smith

www.yogaforyouonline.com

instagram @yogaforyouonline

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

New yoga series ELEMENTAL all about the lower 4 chakras: www.brettlarkin.com/elemental

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Support the Show:

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Use code TAKE25 for $25 off anything in your shopping cart at SivanaSpirit.com – new customers only

Jan 8, 2019

Our guest, yoga teacher Kelly Smith, was a Savasana-skipper before discovering the subtler aspects of yoga. Now, she teaches meditation and Yoga Nidra almost exclusively! Today she shares her personal story as well as tons of fantastic tips. We cover: What to do if your mind is racing during Savasana or meditation. The pros and cons of guided versus non-guided meditations. Are “guided” meditations a crutch? We end with her shortlist on how to create (and teach fantastic!) guided meditations for your students, family or friends. If you want to create meditations or start meditating, this episode will inspire you!

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Kelly Smith is an E-RYT 500, YACEP, founder of Yoga For You, and host of the iTunes chart topping podcast, Mindful in Minutes. Kelly believes that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to yoga and meditation and cultivates an environment that empowers her students to listen to their bodies, explore their personal practice through more than just yoga poses, and to find joy and gratitude for the life they have. Kelly specializes in one-on-one yoga and meditation teaching/training and unique workshops and retreats for students of all levels, and mentors yoga teachers who are ready to grow their practice and thrive in their teaching.

 

Special Guest: Kelly Smith

www.yogaforyouonline.com

instagram @yogaforyouonline

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

New yoga series ELEMENTAL all about the lower 4 chakras: www.brettlarkin.com/elemental

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Support the Show:

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Use code TAKE25 for $25 off anything in your shopping cart at SivanaSpirit.com – new customers only

Jan 3, 2019

How do we breakthrough and face what we’re avoiding in 2019? Why is focusing on avoidance so valuable? Author Dave Ursillo provides us with a six-word journaling prompt he believes can radically transform our lives this year. We talk about SHAME, FEAR, and UNCERTAINTY – the vortex of emotions that might be holding you back. This episode is raw and filled with tons of personal tips. Make sure to listen to the very end! 

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Dave has self-published 7 books spanning spiritual poetry, nonfiction and memoir. He has published over 500 articles at his online home, DaveUrsillo.com, and has been published in 6 more books including the international Chicken Soup for the Soul series and in independent projects like End Sex Trafficking alongside Seth Godin and Danielle LaPorte.

His work as a traveling teacher of writing, creative self-expression, storytelling and yoga has led him to work with over 4,000 students from 30 countries. Dave has been seen on CBS News Sunday Morning, Psychology Today, INC.com, Zenhabits and CreativeLive. He is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Dave has spoken at the College of the Holy Cross, American University, and Full Sail University, while donating time to teach writing and storytelling at Rhode Island area high school and junior high schools.

 

Special Guest: Dave Ursillo

https://daveursillo.com/
https://instagram.com/daveursillo
https://unavoidablewriting.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

New yoga series ELEMENTAL all about the lower 4 chakras: www.brettlarkin.com/elemental

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Support the Show:

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Use code TAKE25 for $25 off anything in your shopping cart at SivanaSpirit.com – new customers only

 

Transformation, joy, love, happiness

Jan 1, 2019

We KNOW we feel better after yoga, yet it’s still so crazy hard to make it to the mat consistently at the same time, every single day. Beyond “wake up earlier” and “budget more time in your schedule,” what big energetic shifts and practices to do we to pursue to make daily yoga a reality in 2019? I go deep in this podcast. Listen to how I did it and my advice for you!

Resources Mentioned: 40 Day Kriya at UpliftedYoga.com

FREE 14 Day Chakra Challenge with Sivana Spirit happening now: http://www.brettlarkin.com/elemental

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Brett is the founder of Uplifted Yoga, an online yoga and meditation community empowering students to personalize their practice and ignite their best life - on and off the mat. She’s instructed at top studios, companies like Google and Pinterest, and leads the world’s most interactive Online Yoga Teacher Training program. She teaches to a social media following of over 300K people. Her content on Youtube is streamed for 2 million minutes each month. Learn more at BrettLarkin.com

 

Creator & Host: Brett Larkin

http://www.brettlarkin.com/

 

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

www.zmcmusic.tumblr.com

 

Producer: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

www.sivanapodcast.com

 

Please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes! Not sure how? Follow the steps at www.sivanaspirit.com/review

 

Screenshot your review and send it to info@brettlarkin.com and I’ll send you my favorite affirmations and journaling prompts as a free PDF! Thanks for your support!

 

Use code TAKE25 for $25 off anything in your shopping cart at SivanaSpirit.com – new customers only

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