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You are a yoga teacher or a health professional who wants to integrate yoga therapeutically. You want a more holistic, biopsychosocial approach to helping your clients heal. You want to empower them to listen and to learn about their bodies. In From Pain to Possibility, Susi Hately, B.Sc. Kinesiology blends modern understanding of anatomy and biomechanics with the ancient wisdom of yoga. This weekly show will share Susi's best ideas from over 25 years of helping her clients reduce and eradic ...
 
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This week, I am heading in a direction that some listeners may find surprising. I’m delving deeper into the realm of inclusivity. I have experienced fascinating exploration into my unconscious biases, and there have been three people who have been integral in opening my eyes to this work, so I’m bringing them on to the show to discuss the experienc…
 
The last thing anybody with depression needs is another list of things they should be doing. But this week's conversation is less about fixing you and more about looking at how you are thinking about your depression, and we’re showing you how to turn the way you think about it on its head and some coping mechanisms to do so. Get full show notes and…
 
Heather and Stacey are here to share what they have learned over the process of certification and where they have evolved in their practices. Hear what has changed, what things they thought might change but didn’t, and where they’re at in terms of comfort level in their own evolution as massage therapists that also practice yoga. Get full show note…
 
This week, I’m showing you how to tune into your inhale and exhale with 3 exercises to help you downregulate and learn to free your breath versus control it. I’m sharing a mantra to help you with these exercises and showing you how to use these exercises to reconnect with yourself, clear out the mental clutter and tune into the wisdom of your body.…
 
I’m sharing some exercises to help you prepare for the holiday season and supporting you in this experience. Learn what you can do for yourself to help you reconnect and feel your feelings, and how doing so will help you make better choices that truly serve you. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsynergy.com/79…
 
I’m digging into this question and showing you how to help your client understand pain as a signal and use it as a guide. Pain goes up or down depending on how we interpret it, so I’m showing you how to become a partner in the process, support and guide your clients through their pain, and show them that they have the power to overcome and recover.…
 
This week, learn some breathwork and self-massage techniques to help your digestive tract move through some of that overindulgence you might be experiencing. I’m sharing three exercises to work with in these areas and showing you how powerful they are when you implement them. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsyne…
 
Join me this week as I guide you through a breathing and movement practice to help you settle and calm yourself. I’m helping you tune into where you are and what you feel right now so that you can use this to settle and calm whenever you need to. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsynergy.com/76…
 
This week, learn how to nourish yourself through the winter months and why our bodies need a little more in terms of resources around this time of year. Discover why sometimes what we think is nourishing us actually isn’t, and how reflecting on last year’s winter season filled with restrictions can help you establish what you need this year. Get fu…
 
This week, I’m doing something a little bit different and taking you on a journey of meditation for your run. Whether you are a runner or a walker, you can utilize this 20 minute practice and enjoy the process. So put your shoes on, and let’s head out. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsynergy.com/74…
 
This week, I'm sharing 4 key areas to support you in connecting with your feelings more effectively. When we can get clear on emotion, we can start to see how emotion and physical sensation fuel the actions we take, so I’m showing you how to take that discernment into your recovery process this week. Get full show notes and more information here: h…
 
I’m discussing what it is to recover and heal and explaining why some people recover more quickly than others. I’m sharing the importance of feeling your body’s sensations, emotions, and vibrations, and how doing so will enable you to heal more quickly. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsynergy.com/72…
 
I’m covering what I like to call solutions for sciatica and sharing a few things that may be helpful with sciatic symptoms. I’m teaching you how to discover what contributes to the experience of sciatica, how to step back and question where your symptoms are coming from, and where you can go next in terms of support. Get full show notes and more in…
 
I’m sharing some important things to know about Plantar Fasciitis, and what you can do to ease the symptoms if you have it. I’m showing you the importance of recognizing that the pain isn’t where the problem is, and a key piece of information to know about absorbing the body’s load more effectively and improving your symptoms. Get full show notes a…
 
Listen in this week as Mona Warner and I discuss the transition of seasons and what’s going on in our bodies as the seasons change. Discover how our environment has a strong impact on our experience of ourselves, one of the primary goals of a digestive reset, and the perfect time to do one. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www…
 
This week, I'm teaching you how to bring your brain and body together to decode your symptoms. Discover how to regain your power and reduce your symptoms and pain, and tune into the sense of knowing that your body provides you with. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsynergy.com/68…
 
Join me this week as I dig into some key components of biomechanics and why these components can make balance naturally happen. I’m sharing how to take these concepts and bring them into practice and showing you how to improve control, coordination, and alignment in your life. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsyn…
 
I’m sharing the fundamental key to improving balance, particularly as we get into our 60s, 70s, and 80s, and the differences I see in people in their second half of life. Learn where I begin when I teach about balance, and the benefits that working on your balance can bring as you get older. Get full show notes and more information here: https://ww…
 
This week, I’m sharing three key things that helped my client and that will support you wherever you are in your healing process. I’m sharing the importance of being able to tap into your body as a barometer, and how to change the habitual patterning in your body so that you can change the way you experience pain. Get full show notes and more infor…
 
This week I'm sharing some exercises to help you reclaim your power around money, and help you connect to your higher power and inner world more clearly. We have decades and decades of unconscious beliefs that have moved through our cultural awareness and I’m showing you how to understand these beliefs and use them to embody yourself. Get full show…
 
I’m showing you how to come back into yourself, and how doing so will enable you to increase clients and money and reduce pain. Discover the importance of tuning into your inner authority, why money is a result of your state of being, and how to use this knowledge to help more people while making more money. Get full show notes and more information…
 
Many people have issues with the psoas, and these are usually longstanding, providing only short bouts of relief. This week, I'm showing you what the psoas is and how to have longer and more sustainable gains, relief, and freedom. Discover how I support my clientele to help their psoas regain and maintain its suppleness, and the missing element to …
 
Discover the equal importance between physical sensations and mental state. I’m sharing why our brains tend towards mind over matter, and how to readdress this balance so you can tune into what your system as a whole is telling you, your brain and body can work in synergy, and you can perform and generate the results you want without pushing yourse…
 
Learn all about the Yoga Therapy Certification program: how it works, what it’s about, and how it could fit with your life. Hear the skills that both Rachel and Lory have developed over the course of the program, what they have gotten from it, and how this program could serve you. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functiona…
 
This week, I am guiding you through a Yoga Nidra practice and sharing a process for you to access some conscious relaxation. Get ready to settle, become curious, and enjoy a space to tap into your subconscious, because this practice will enable you to cultivate a deep connection with your body, mind, and innate wisdom and authority. Get full show n…
 
I’m sharing why inner authority is a significant, meaningful concept in the process of healing and recovery and how you can tap into your own. When you listen to your inner authority, incredible things happen, so I’m sharing some indicators that you have deferred your inner authority and how to reclaim your inner sense of self. Get full show notes …
 
I'm sharing why I came up with the yellow light analogy and how I’ve used this for a long time with my clients. I don’t know anything more powerful than really tuning into ourselves, so I’m showing you how to better use your energy to tune into your body and develop your awareness so you can operate in a completely different way. Get full show note…
 
The concept of DIMs and SIMs comes from the work of David Butler and Lorimer Moseley from the NOI institute and is a remarkable concept for understanding pain and other symptoms. I’m digging into what DIMs and SIMs are and exploring why this concept is so powerful. Discover how I use this concept with my clients and how it supports them on their jo…
 
I’m sharing the concept of Kintsugi and how it relates to the process of recovery, healing and revealing human potential. So often, I see people seeking a fix and wanting to remove the damage, but this process will show you how embracing the damage will enable growth into something beautiful and help you reconnect and reengage with your body. Get f…
 
I’m sharing the benefits of listening to the whispers in your body and showing you how to start understanding what your body is telling you. As you gain the skill of listening, you will gain more than you could ever have imagined, and I’m walking you through a way of tuning into your body and connecting with your symptoms so you can help yourself f…
 
I’m showing you how to view pain as an opportunity for possibility and why our feelings are excellent guides for what we need to do. So many people push aside negative feelings, yet if we limit our ability to feel, we limit our ability for recovery. Learn why feeling is so important in this process and how to become more aware of your feelings. Get…
 
Tune in for an in-depth understanding of how I work with my clients, opening the gate to reveal their human potential and truly reclaim their freedom, ease, and their inner sense of power. I’m sharing how this work is often misunderstood, the sacredness and safety of the work we do even when old wounds are addressed, and why everything changes when…
 
Discover the reasons behind the pain and how acknowledging them will enable you to see where the obstacles are, and what’s getting in the way of your recovery process. Pain and symptoms are messengers, not the problem, and I’m showing you how to use them to diffuse the conflict and follow through the process however it goes. Get full show notes and…
 
I’m digging into feeling and states of being and showing you how to notice when you are in what I refer to as the three main states. I’m walking you through an exercise to help you connect into and honor these states and showing you how to have your own back no matter which state you are in. Get full show notes and more information here: https://ww…
 
I'm digging into both yoga teaching and yoga therapy today and sharing what I feel is the distinction between the two. Discover the importance of meeting your client where they’re at and how to provide the space for someone to live in their process of recovery and healing. If you’re a professional and never quite felt at ease with being a yoga teac…
 
Learn how to start feeling more consistently, and a key step towards becoming more congruent between your body and brain. Discover how feeling can bring together the cognitive aspects of your brain, life, and the workings of your body, and how to re-channel your intelligence so that your brain and body engage in a more effective, efficient, and mea…
 
I’m delighted to introduce you to a long-time friend and trainer within the IAYT Yoga Therapy program this week, Mona Warner. We’re talking about another Ayurvedic concept that I’ve developed an incredible fondness for, the concept of the digestive reset. Tune in this week to hear what a digestive reset involves and how it helps boost your immunity…
 
Join me this week as I discuss what abhyanga reportedly does and how this process became a ritual for me in my life. Even my kids come to me asking for warm oiling on a regular basis, and I’m showing you how something so simple can have such a profound, nourishing impact, and help keep you connected to your inner world. Get full show notes and more…
 
Listening is such a powerful tool, and in many ways, it’s so simple. Yet, it’s something that many people in the healthcare world overdo. In this episode, I’m digging into the art of listening and exploring why so many people make it an overdone process. I’m sharing the key to true listening and how you can use this work to get the best out of your…
 
In this episode, I’m digging into the idea of evidence as it relates to healing and human potential. I’m sharing some questions to ask yourself to reconnect with your inner compass and showing you how to understand your body as a barometer to develop an awareness of what works for you. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.func…
 
Today, I’m sharing why my results are better now than they've ever been before, the conditions that affect my clients, and how everyone expresses these conditions differently. I'm also talking about inhibiting perspectives and how to create a steady change in them so that your clients can begin to see injury and illness as an opportunity to grow. G…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing how paying attention to your inner world will enable you to be present and show up for your clients more effectively. I’m showing you how to create a bigger impact on your clients' results, and how to show up from an internal space as the authentic light that you are. Get full show notes and more information here: https…
 
In this episode, we share Stew’s remarkable experience with Psoriasis and discuss how taking notice of the whispers of his condition in his body enabled him to heal and recover. We share why the mind combined with the body can become a powerful healing tool and how to uncover and become aware of our ability to recover and heal. Get full show notes …
 
Tune in this week as I share a personal experience of healing and why it is an opportunity that requires stepping into human potential. I’m discussing the distinction between recovery, management of symptoms, and healing, and sharing why healing promotes growth, wellness, and transformation. Get full show notes and more information here: https://ww…
 
Join me this week as I discuss the importance of getting clear on a deeper level about how your body is being affected by your practice. I’m sharing why having an awareness and understanding of our movement patterns can help us in the long run, and how you can use this awareness to gain progress, return to normal functioning and reduce pain in the …
 
Join me this week as I show you how to question the relationship between your body and brain. Discover a guidance system that you didn’t even know was there and learn how to use the process of dialoging with your symptom as a mechanism to reconnect with your body. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsynergy.com/37…
 
Join MD Linda Bluestein and me this week as we discuss the link between hypermobility and mental health, and learn how to take a non-judgmental approach to hypermobility as a yoga practitioner. We talk at length about Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), the mind-body connection, and how we, as yoga teachers, can work more effectively with hypermobile st…
 
In this episode, I’m digging into human potential and explaining how we can use injury and illness as tools for transformation. I’m sharing why many people don’t realize they have a choice in how they live with an illness, and why tremendous change is always possible, even if you don’t yet know how it will happen. Get full show notes and more infor…
 
Join Amy and I this week to learn what Hypermobility Disorder is and why the common misconception of pushing our bodies to get better results can be harmful. We discuss better ways to strengthen your body than bracing and gripping and show you why you should think in terms of feeling versus fixing. Get full show notes and more information here: htt…
 
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