Chakras & Chardonnay

Chakras & Chardonnay

Chakras & Chardonnay is a Well-Being Podcast for Wine Lovers where we explore insights from ancient wisdom teaching to empower our health, liberate ourselves from anxiety and more mindfully enjoy our wine and everything else we consume. Each episode offers a teaching that you can put into action to support your well-being as well as some fun facts tips and tasting notes on a featured wine followed by a guided relaxation to help you release stress. We explore topics like meditation, breath-work, ayurveda, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, sleep, self-care, managing emotions, self compassion, self awareness, work-life balance, stress-relief and stress management techniques as well as wines, wine tastings and wine and food pairings. Episodes are short, sweet, fun, tasty and relaxing.


September 27, 2023 27 mins

Ep 20 Fully Trusting Yourself & Santa Barbara Wines

In Episode 20, Maria welcomes Chloe Redmond, the Founder & CEO of Vino Vaquera Consulting (VVC), a mindful digital marketing agency with a clientele spanning across national and international boundaries. Chloe, who is also a Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor, seamlessly integrates mindfulness into every facet of her work to elevate her clients' businesses to new h...

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In Episode 19, Maria is joined by Micole Noble, Chopra Global Coach Mentor, Transformational Leader and two-time Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author in Sacred Spaces: Subtle Shifts for Mind, Body, and Home Transformation & The Queen Bee: Embody Your Truth & Live Fully Expressed. This is a must-listen for any woman who has never taken herself on a retreat or who has struggled with the question of self-worth. Since 2011, Micole has...

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Ep. 18: Ep 18: Daily Practices for Connecting with Spirit & Torrontés

In Episode 18, Maria is joined by Darci Jean Brown, a Spiritual Guide and Empathic Guide in Meditation.. Darci specializes in guiding individuals of all ages to explore the advantages of spiritual well-being. With a global clientele, she has effectively assisted people in unlocking their potential to connect with their higher selves and the Universe....

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Episode 17: Chakra & Wine Pairings Part 2: Power & Heart Centers

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria helps us explore the basics of the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras. She offers tips for optimizing the energy in these chakras and offers her favorite wine pairing for each. If you are new to the Chakras this is a great episode to follow up on Episode 1 of this season and Episode 11 where she takes you through t...

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Ep 16.  Turning up the Heat, Yoga for Sports Injuries, Stress, Chronic Pain & Exploring our Wine

In Episode 16 Maria is joined by Marco Sanchez. As a former athlete, Marco stepped into yoga as a means to heal injury and soon found it to also be healing for the stress he faced in his career as an Engineer and Asset Manager for the California Department of Transportation.  Marco takes us through the benefits of including heat in o...

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Ep 15.  Safe Schools, Supported Staff, Brain Breaks & How Much Wine?

In Episode 15 Maria is joined by Dr. Anne Katona Linn.  Dr. Anne is a passionate Educational Coach and Leader who has dedicated her career to helping schools and communities develop safe, supportive, and positive school climates for children and teachers. She’s received recognition for her expertise in classroom management, school mental health & special ed...

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Ep 14.  Bioenergy, Your Healing Story & A Wine Like an Old Friend

In Episode 14 Maria is joined by Susana Camille Cox, an RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, Chopra Certified Meditation and Ayurveda Instructor and Total Well-being Coach. Susana is a business owner and Texas Longhorn Cattle Rancher of 38 years as well as a Writer and Volunteer agent of Love, Peace, Wellness, Joy to humanity on our planet. 

As a lifelong learner explorer, Sus...

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In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria is joined by Hilary DeCesare, an international business coach and bestselling author of ReLaunch! Spark Your Heart to Ignite Your Life, and pioneer female Silicon Valley CEO. As a sought-after speaker and founder of The Relaunch Co., she is among the first women to impact almost ½ a billion in sales for tech giant Oracle, as well as millions of dollars in venture capital for many s...

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August 2, 2023 33 mins

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria is joined by Yvonne McCoy a Women’s Business Strategist and Coach, MBA and the creator of Adept Coaching and Consulting. Yvonne takes us through insights from her own journey offering us a practical tip for looking at life through the lens of the impact we want to have on others while we are here and the legacy we leave when we transition. Yvonne and Maria talk about how their fath...

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Ep. 11: Chakra & Wine Pairings Part 1: Root & Sacral Fun!

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria helps us explore the basics of both the Root and Sacral Chakras.  She takes us through the basics of the first two energy centers, how they correlate to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and offers tips for optimizing their energy.  She then offers fun suggestions for which wines she likes to pair with each. As with a...

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Ep. 10: Living Fully; Beyond Our Limitations | The Power of Admiring Before Consuming

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria is joined by Dakota Caldwell. Dakota is a host of the Dakota Show podcast as well as a DJ for Real Viarite Radio. He’s also been in the grocery business for 5 years at the Midwest Hy-Vee since graduating from Storm Lake High School. 

Dakota reminds us that living life to the fullest is a choice and ...

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Tranquilizing the Monkey Mind: The Power of Mantra | Garnacha 

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria brings us the basics of Mantras.  Learn about what mantras really are and how they differ from affirmations. She’ll take us through the use of mantras for calming busy brains, aka monkey minds that find it difficult to shut off at the end of the day.  If you think you can’t meditate because you can’t get the “thoughts” t...

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Episode 8: Creating Your Sacred Space | Intentionality | Pinot Noir

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria is joined by Amanda Strojny.  Amanda coaches Corporate professionals, Yoga Professionals and small business owners to grow financially, both personally and in their business and career, while staying rooted in their unique gifts. She is a dedicated teacher of the rules of money and provides her clients with a clear ...

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Off the heels of a Chopra Meditation Retreat in Hawaii, Maria was inspired to share her long bumpy journey to developing the practice that changed her life and her brain. She’ll drop some of the science behind what physically changes in the brain as a result of mediation.  If you’ve tried meditation but determined it's not for your busy lifestyle or you can’t do it consistently, this episode is for you.  

Maria then t...

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Episode 6: Your Body Can Heal Itself | Migraines from Wine

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria is joined by Melissa Deally. Melissa is an Integrative Health Practitioner and Registered Health Coach. She’s also a Master Practitioner in NLP, Timeline Therapy, and a Hypnotherapy Teacher / Trainer.  Melissa shares an empowering message with us about your body’s ability to heal itself and how to help it do so.  

She shares ...

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The 5 Elements of Ayurveda | An Impressive Imposter: Sparkling NA

As follow-up to last week’s conversation on suicide prevention and mental health in the workplace, this episode offers us a perspective shift inviting us to see life through the lens of the 5 Elements of Ayurveda.

Maria then takes us through the options for a dry week (or month or year) and why choosing to cut out alcohol entirely during certain times can help improve ...

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Episode 4: 

Suicide Prevention: Starting the Convo at Work | SavyB

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria is joined by Julie McLean. Julie McLean is the founder of Start the Convo with a mission of ending mental health stigma and lowering suicide rates. Julie, a suicide survivor herself, is a mental health and suicide awareness advocate a suicide prevention speaker, a Tedx speaker, and trainer and coach helping organizati...

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Self Compassion: It's a Game Changer | Bubbles Please

In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria is joined by Amy Lynn Durham. Amy is the Founder of Create Magic At Work®,  an Executive Coach & Certified Spiritual Intelligence Coach, a Certified Edgewalker Coach & Facilitator, the host of the Create Magic At Work® podcast, and an industry trailblazer bringing spirituality into corporate culture.  

Amy Lynn guides...

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In this episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria explains a bit more deeply about how karma cycles can clog our chakras.  She bravely shares part of her personal journey of how she used mindfulness to step out of unconscious consumption habits.  She’ll offer you a tip for stepping into conscious consumption and then explore the love of wine blends with you and how that relates to the Sacral Chakra. Stay tuned till the end where s...

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In this inaugural episode of Chakras & Chardonnay, Maria explains the basics of these empowering energy centers and why you might want to care about yours.  She’ll drop you a practical tip you can put into action today to increase the activation of your Chakras.  Then she'll pivot into exploring some fun facts about the Chardonnay grape and offer some wine recommendations.  Stay tuned till the end where she’ll lead us thro...

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