Stretched!

Stretched!

Break out of the mainstream wellness box with Liz Getman and Madison Page. Powered by Core to Coeur, an online community for yoga, movement, and more, Stretched addresses issues of race, inequity, and privilege in the ever-changing world of wellness. We interview guests on the cutting edge of social justice, community care, and wellness, and share anything and everything we’ve learned as two entrepreneurs who love to laugh, but also know when to sit back, listen, and learn. Follow us at @StretchedPod on Instagram and Twitter, and send along your suggestions about future guests and hot takes. Together, let’s #GetStretched.

Episodes

September 14, 2021 56 min

Liz and Mads get reallllllly real with Yoga and Body Image Coalition (YBIC) founder Melanie C. Klein in our S2 Bonus Episode, exploring what the Stretched! podcast name means at this point in time. For Mel, talking about the word "stretched" helps her recount her latest personal period of stretching and how it birthed her current experience of inner wisdom and peace. Paired with Mads' guest contribution for YBIC,  we un...

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Mads and Liz wrap up Season Two with a Hot Take about our getting-hotter-by-the-day planet, Biz Tips for bodypreneurs, and a discussion about some terrible marketing in the yoga and Pilates worlds that turns away more people than it invites in (#SorryNotSorry). We also drizzle in our favorite moments of Season Two.
 
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- M and L cover the recent IPCC report on climate change and our responsibility to respond to this "code red...

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This week we chat with Mary Beth Ray, E-RYT500 and YACEP, to discuss the incredibly important, yet often overlooked, topics of bone health and yoga and movement for older adults. Mary Beth is a powerhouse teacher and educator who left a 30-year career in educational publishing to help folks understand, nourish, and strengthen their bones to enjoy a long life of mobility and independence. Her continuing education and certifications ...

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Take a few minutes to pause, breathe, and ground. Lord knows we could all use a bit more of that these days. Liz guides us through a heart-centered, metta-inspired meditation that invites us to recall our shared connection, embody a sense of radical love for self and others, and remember that "nobody's free until everybody's free," in the words of the great Fannie Lou Hamer.

This minisode, and all Stretched episodes,...

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We're surprising our Stretched! community with a bonus episode from the directors of Joffrey Texas, Kenny Borchard and Mauro Villanueva. Husbands Mauro and Kenny, having both had long careers in professional dance performance and teaching, took over the Joffrey Texas Summer program 5 years ago. In this episode (without Liz, she was on a much needed vacation), Mads, Kenny and Mauro discuss the progress we've made in dance tr...

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Listeners, you're in for a treat this week! This conversation with Accessible Yoga founder Jivana Heyman will give you all of the feels -- and leave you with more questions than answers. Mads, Liz, and Jivana touch on so many complicated, nuanced topics. Is it okay to have your creative process flourish because you're at home, while the pandemic is ravaging our communities? Do we teach our children about the yogic philosoph...

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This week, we sit down with the incomparable Hala Khouri, a sought-after speaker and trainer on the subject of trauma, yoga, and social justice. Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, Hala has dedicated her life to the study of trauma, justice, and building resilience and is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a training organization that bridges yoga and activism within a social justice framework. Hala reads a passage from her ...

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Powerhouse teacher and educator Anusha Wijeyakumar joins us to chat about her new book Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace, why practicing our humanity is a form of practicing yoga, and how the rise of white supremacy in yoga holds us all back--white folks included. Anusha is a sought-after motivational speaker on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of yoga and social ...

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Galina Denzel grew up in one world breaking down and transforming into another in communist Bulgaria, which is an apt metaphor for her work in trauma, nervous system regulation, and healing people affected by disordered eating. Galina is the founder of Pure Belonging, a somatic approach to healing food disorders with roots in nervous system and relational research. She views food and disordered eating patterns as traumas, often dev...

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This week Liz and Julio consider the phrase “blissfully divorced” with our inspiring guest Carrie Scattergood, Esq., an integrative and holistic lawyer based in Liz’s home state (and favorite state), New Jersey. Carrie works at the intersection of law and life, using trauma-informed practices, mindfulness, and inclusiveness in her legal practice. Does she help guide clients through their divorce in downward facing dog? Not exactly,...

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This week we interview another Stretched! family member, Liz's partner Clarinda! We get the inside scoop about how they met (so sweet!), the challenges they've faced living in the mountains of North Carolina, the magic of Nature, and what Clarinda thinks would make the ideal yoga space. (Hint: Safe, diverse, non-commercialized, and with a hint of "flavor.") Clarinda lights up our podcast world with her vibrant, ener...

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Ever wanted or needed to go walking, but lacked a buddy to get moving? Let Mads guide you on a twenty minute mindful walking experience--our first movement minisode! Together, you'll safely traverse the most magical land of all - your own body. We hope you'll stretch your body and your mind in our first ever movement minisode! 

Lace up your walking shoes, go out barefoot or simply tune in for a relaxing audial experience fro...

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We're kicking off Season 2 with a bang! Our guest Raudhah Rahman, E-RYT 500, is the Founder of Digital Incubator for Yoga Teachers and a  bad a** teacher in her own right. Raudhah is a creative, yoga teacher,  immigrant, and designer who refers to herself as a varied, multi-hyphenate. (We ask about what that means, and the answer is pretty great.) Our conversation is goofy, refreshing, serious, and thought-provoking. We cover m...

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Without our beloved producer Julio--he's on paternity leave!--Mads and Liz crafted a raw, uncut Season 1 finale that includes takeaways from our previous 11 episodes, a special message and gift to Julio and fam, and a meditative moment with Liz. We reflect on our gratitude for our Stretched! guests and how we're continuing to "Do It Differently" as entrepreneurs and yoga and movement teachers. We'll be on break ...

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We are humbled and honored to share this week’s episode with Michelle C. Johnson, author of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World. Michelle is an author, yoga teacher, social justice activist, intuitive healer, and Dismantling Racism trainer who approaches her life and work from a place of empowerment, embodiment, and integration. Our conversation takes us from social work and racial justice, to co...

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This week Mads meets up with a fellow female founder moving and shaking things in up in the boxing industry - CEO and Founder of Society Nine's Lynn Le. Society Nine is a modern femme sports brand providing boxing gear and sportswear to empower you and your fight. The two leaders talk on defining entrepreneurial traits Lynn absorbed in her decade long practice in kick boxing, Krav Macaw and other martial arts practices. Lynn de...

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The siege at the Capitol and continuing political unrest has us thinking about the best ways to show up as accomplices and advocates for social and racial justice. We know this work goes well beyond social media, but part of our consideration includes how and when we hop online to share our thoughts (sometimes) and amplify voices of color (always). Papa Bill closes the show with a few choice words for the outgoing administration. A...

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Our guest this week is THE Papa Bill himself. That’s right; Papa Bill of our segment “Papa Bill’s Limerick Roundup.” He’s also Liz’s dad and a pretty great guy. The rest of the world might know him as Bill Getman, but he’s Papa Bill to us. Bill spent most of his adult life as a Presbyterian minister, challenging religious fanatics and using his platform as a way to spread kindness, build awareness about racial and social justice, a...

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A Brazilian by birth and citizen of the Universe by choice, Cristiane Machado is a mother, dreamer, humanitarian, dancer, yogini, and bodyworker who founded the nonprofit YogaLoka to transform mental illness into mental wellness. A firm believer that all humans are worthy of love, compassion, and the transformative practice of yoga, Cristiane has been exploring and offering the numerous benefits of yoga, meditation, and self-love p...

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We get a little fired up about this week’s Hot Takes: QAnon, anti-vaxxers, and white privilege. We explore the boundaries of individualism and collectivism as yoga and movement teachers and regular old human beings. Julio graciously chimes in more than usual—we hope that continues!—for this rousing chat that gets Liz especially fired up. Mads offers her best Biz Tips (by the way, we’re still on the lookout for a better segment name...

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