Tag: Power Yoga

Living the Yoga Life

028 Nikk Conneman – Passionate for Compassionate Healthcare

Nikk Conneman M.D. is a Neonatologist and yoga practitioner who focuses on compassionate care for newborns with serious health problems and their families.

 

Nikk is working to change a healthcare system that encourages health care workers to avoid emotional involvement with their patients and families.  Nikk practices and teaches deep presence in the situations he is involved in, which often involve high mortality rates for the infants he is treating.  Nikk is also the director of the NIDCAP training program at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  He travels extensively teaching patient and family centered individualized care.

Additionally, having attended the yoga teacher training where my wife and I met, Nikk and I catch up on old times!

As I mention in the beginning of the episode, I wish every healthcare professional could hear this one – I think it’s that important.

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Useful links from the show:

NIDCAP, Newborn Individualized Developmental Care

Heidelise Als, PhD

Bernie Siegel, MD

Bryan Kest

Barron Baptiste

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Living the Yoga Life

27 Robert Sherman – The Teacher’s Teacher of Functional…

Known as a teacher’s teacher with an incredibly deep understanding of the human body, Robert Sherman rose from the early aerobics and fitness movement

to become a developer of instructor programs for everyone from Reebok to Beach Body (of P90X fame).

Robert’s programs are all based on the foundational idea that what you do with your body in life should inform how you train you body on a regular basis.  He is constantly refining his teaching, always exploring the “why” of movements in order to better inform everyone from his private clients, to his group students, to the next generation of teachers that he reaches through his instructor programs.

We explore a wide range of topics from his early days in the aerobics movement, to mediation, to the common biases of yoga teachers, to his incredibly deep understanding of the human body and much more!

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Robert Sherman Fitness

P90X Live Instructor Certification

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Living the Yoga Life

015 Markus and Karin – Teaching the Therapeutic Benefits…

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Markus Henning Giess and Karin Michelle Sang are the founders of

Yin Therapy.  Following successful musical theater careers – they met while performing in the musical Cats in Berlin, Germany – Markus and Karin became yoga experts.  Increasingly interested in the benefits of yin yoga, they now offer workshops and teacher trainings in Europe and Australasia focused on yin yoga and anatomy.

In this episode we talk about their transition from theater to yoga as well as their recent move from Markus’ home country of Germany to Karin’s home country of New Zealand.  We touch on how Bryan Kest’s teachings liberated their yoga practices and teaching, plus their challenge as dancers to pull back and not do too much physically.  Paul and Suzee Grilley’s yin teachings have had a profound effect on their yoga practice and their lives, teaching them to respect their own bodies.

Other topics covered include:

-Yin Yoga as a cure for back pain and as a tool to become mentally positive.

-How stress causes fascia, or connective tissue, to contract resulting in physical pain, and how stretching and relaxing through Yin Yoga helps to relax and rejuvenate the fascia.  This also results in reduced mental stress.

-How we “cheat” in yoga poses and ultimately that’s ok, it’s more important how the pose feels.

-How children can help with your yoga practice by keeping you in the present moment.

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www.yintherapy.com – Markus and Karin’s home on the web where you can find more about their teaching and upcoming trainings.

Paul and Suzee Grilley Yin Yoga The Foundations for a Quiet Practice DVD

Bernie Clark’s website www.yinyoga.com and his book The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

Bryan Kest

Dr. Robert Schleip’s lecture on Fascia

German TV Documentary on Fascia (with English Voice Track)

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