028 – Booker – Leaning In and Taking Practice Into Action

Social justice, yoga and mindfulness…

Leslie Booker (profile) (a.k.a. Booker), who brings her heart, wisdom, and compassion to the intersection of social justice, yoga, and mindfulness, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

An inclination to help, working with vulnerable populations, and three poisons

Booker discusses mapping that went back to Ronald Reagan, seeing people experiencing homelessness, and how her heart is inclined toward needs for help. How sense of groundedness and peace in yoga and meditation fits into helping with issues. How meditation helps bring things up and to our truth and gives us tools to work with. Work with vulnerable populations, making note of when body comes to rest, creating boundaries to take care of ourselves, working with staff now, training others to do what she was doing, activism because of crazy world, and how we live in a culture founded on the three poisons — hatred, greed and delusion.

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017 – Chia-Ti Chiu of One Love Wellness – Poetic Peacefulness

Yoga, wellness, and mindfulness…

Chia-Ti Chiu, founder of One Love Wellness (Customized Wellness Services in New York City – bio), joins Julie Chan for a mini-intuitive reading and discussion on yoga, wellness, and making the world a better place. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

The spoken word, Asia and India, and working with teens

Chiu shares her Taiwanese background, teaching classes in New York City, and her international retreats, how she was spoken word artist, living in Asia and backpacking and studying in India, her first experience in yoga, and following intuition and getting involved in yoga. Being inspired by India, and the larger plan, using yoga for wellness, trauma treatment and social justice, working with youth, how trauma affects the adolescent brain, and how yoga can be a tool to calm nervous system and foster confidence, peace and creativity, which empowers young people to make healthy choices for themselves.

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