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Yogi Tones Podcast with Nityda Gessel – Spiritual Bypass

Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT (500), Nityda is a licensed psychotherapist, registered yoga teacher, and trauma-informed yoga therapist residing in Austin, TX. Nityda is the founder of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute℠ and the creator of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠, a healing modality that integrates trauma-informed yoga with somatic psychotherapy practices. Nityda has been teaching yoga since 2006- having taught in diverse settings from public yoga studios, to drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, youth drop-in centers, schools, hospitals and community mental health clinics, Nityda is passionate about bringing yoga to communities and populations that are often overlooked and underserved.

Nityda’s dual licensure as both yoga professional and mental health professional inform her wider scope of practice and experience in supporting trauma survivors that is rare to find in a trauma-informed yoga teacher trainer. Nityda’s mission in developing The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute℠ is to make yoga more inclusive and accessible for trauma survivors within both clinical and non-clinical settings & to provide survivors with a safe, supportive space to reclaim their bodies and empower their own healing and trauma resolution.

Learn more about Nityda and her work by visiting www.traumaconsciousyoga.com

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Special thanks to Nityda for joining me on the show. Until next time!

Yogi Tones Featured Teacher – Tyra Prosser

What type of yoga do you teach?

Astanga, Power Vinyasa, Yoga Therapy, Hot and Restorative

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Anywhere outdoors, that does not have many mosquitoes.

What do you like the most about practicing there?

My favorite thing about practicing in nature is that you connect more to your surroundings and it’s a good reminder that we need to stay grateful for this beautiful Earth we live on.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I am constantly talking to myself. I give myself little pep talks or carry a mantra whenever I feel off balance and need to re-grounded. I try every day to pick up at least 3 pieces of trash, try to help anyone who needs help when I pass by, and practice more in my bliss body (which means being happy! smiling while I practice and bringing joy into all that I do!)

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Call or fly everyone I could out to have one more big celebration. And there would be cake!

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

The first time I taught I was all over the place. I was doing great at the beginning and then my ego took over. I forgot half of the class and then just started to circle back to what we already did. The best part of the class was that no one knew I “messed up.” It came with time and practice to be where I am today.

What is your favorite food?

Anything Mediterranean

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Mountain pose (with a big smile!)

What inspires you to teach yoga?

My inspiration for teaching is my students. When I can bring a smile to someone who isn’t having a great day or teach them something new in their practice, it’s so rewarding.

If you could teach yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Maldives, Morocco, Mediterranean, Australia and Amsterdam

What has been your most embarrassing yoga moment as a teacher or practitioner?

Where to begin… I have fallen so many times on my face trying to show my students how to get into a certain pose. I had the opportunity to lead a power class where I dressed up in a long blonde wig for a hairband theme class. Little did I know some students in my class are in a very famous rock band. My whole goal in teaching is making everyone feel welcome and get a little silly when we start taking ourselves to seriously.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Bend your knees and breathe! We all have to start somewhere and flexibility is not the main purpose of movement in pranayama.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Childish Gambino

What has been the most rewarding thing about being a teaching yoga?

The most rewarding thing about being a teacher is seeing my students grow in their practice. I love when they take something that I have said and quote it back to me a few weeks later.

Where else can we find you?

You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and onthematwithTyra.com

Anything else you would like to add?

Do not give up. You might have gone to a class or practiced a style of yoga that was not to your liking. But don’t give up. Try on another style or teacher. Surround yourself with only positive thoughts when you are practicing and laugh at yourself when you “hiccup” in class.


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Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 91 with Erin Clarelli From yOTga – Occupational Inspired Therapy Yoga

Erin Clarelli is awesome and so is her yoga business! We talk some of her fears she had from starting her yoga business and how if you just do it, it (your yoga business) will happen. Get out of your own way and hold a yoga class! 

More about Erin and her background..

Erin is a occupational therapist, certified children’s yoga teacher, sister, daughter, wife, friend, and fur mama. Her passion for yoga and mindfulness has always been intertwined into her work and she never realized how truly her treatment approach aligned with the holistic view of yoga… until now. She is eager to share these skills through interactive games, songs, play, and exploration of fun child centered Asanas (simply said – body positions) to support your child while challenging them to find their true potential. Erin is a rockstar!! Much love and thanks for listening!!

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Special thanks to Erin for joining me on the show. Until next time!