July 1, 2019

79: Being Brave to Do What is Enough and Not More With Kerry Maiorca

“Loving yourself is always a good move.” ~Kerry Maiorca

It takes bravery to slow down and recognize you are enough. Kerry Maiorca dismantles the idea you have to be a certain kind of person to practice yoga. She encourages and teaches others to make time within their messy lives to love themselves and to simplify. Kerry asks: Is it self-love or is it self-bullying and shaming? And, is FEAR your CEO? In this episode, she talks about why First Graders are better at meditation than you are, how to begin any practice just as you are, nourishment in the in-between spaces of life, how yoga is real life happening, and to give yourself permission to have joy without other intentions.

Kerry’s mission is to inspire you to slow down, breathe more deeply, and do a little less. Specializing in teaching Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Kerry is passionate about sharing the depths of practice in an accessible, individualized, and down-to-earth way.

Kerry is the Founder of Bloom Yoga Studio and serves as chair of the board for Yoga Alliance. She’s been teaching yoga for over 20 years and loves mentoring new and experienced yoga teachers to help them authentically shine. In September 2019, Kerry will be co-leading the Nourished Life Retreat in Aspen, CO, complete with Gentle Yoga, Culinary Nutrition Classes, Hiking, a Creativity Reboot, and more! Read Kerry’s writing and see all that she’s up to at KerryMaiorca.com.


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Join me for the Restore the Flow of Love Family Constellations Workshop in Chicago — July 21, 2019

Whether related to abundance, money, love, dis-ease/health, relationships, career, etc., our struggles connect with our early unconscious and unspoken ways of belonging and flow of love. This connection with our lineage is carried through our bodies: the cells, viscera, the heart, energy, dis-ease, our fluidity, and freedom. Where those before us didn’t get to integrate a loss or trauma or where there was an imbalance in relationship, the flow of love is disrupted as a placeholder for where there is energy, love, and strength waiting to open and flow forward towards us.

In Family + Systemic Constellations, we constellate and acknowledge the dynamics in the undercurrent of the systems you are part of whether known or unknown. We reveal the essential movements towards healing with others in the group as representative of the parts of your family or systems (community, workplace, parts of self, past life, etc.). We restore the flow of love giving more natural space, ease, and freedom to move in the world with fuller embodiment, authenticity, and truth.

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Show Notes

0:00 Intro

0:59 Invitation to my Workshops

2:51 Opening

5:10 Conversation Start

5:29 Where I Met Kerry, What Is Alive for You Now?

6:25 What the Yoga Studio Bloom Stands For

7:49 Still Yoga Is Other

10:25 Being Brave to Slow Down

10:52 Does Not Have to Be Serious

12:51 When Something “Wrecks” Your Plans for Yoga or Other Practice

15:36 The Mindset of That Is the Yoga

19:41 Yoga Is Not Separate From Daily Life

20:51 You Don’t Have to Wait Until You Are Not Busy

23:22 Don’t Let Fear Be Your CEO

23:44 It’s Not About Blaming, but Noticing and Becoming Aware

26:03 the in Between of on and Off Is Where It’s At

27:28 See What Small Timeslots Can Bring

29:20 What Are You Struggling With Today? Finding What Is Enough.

34:17 What Does It Mean to Be Nourished?

36:22 Self Love Without Being Checked Out

38:04 Self Bullying / Self Shaming in Our Self Love Practices

38:45 Loving Yourself Is Always a Good Move

39:58 Trusting That You Know Better Than the Latest Article or Book (Listening Inside Instead of What the World Is Telling Us)

42:05 Kerry’s Retreat With Laura: Restorative Yoga & Culinary Nutrition

45:18 Having a Creativity Night

48:03 Giving Yourself Permission to Have Joy Without Intention

48:51 How You Can Find the Retreat

51:50 Kerry’s Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program

55:17 Kerry’s Experiential on the Embody Podcast

57:00 Anything Else to Share?

59:05 How 1st Graders Are Better at Meditating Than You Are

1:03:52 Outro & Gratitude

1:04:48 Where to Find Kerry

1:05:42 Other Guests and Experientials on the Embody Podcast

1:06:13 The Embody Newsletter

1:06:26 Your Feedback Means So Much

1:06:45 Ending Meditation

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