Coach of the Month: Martha Kastler
Pausing can seem unproductive, but stillness can change everything. Coach of the Month Martha Kastler talks about how space has helped her be more present.
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
- How YHC changes your life
- How dynamic groups help you evolve
- How embracing the habits helps you thrive
Links Mentioned in Episode:
- Martha shares how pausing is lifechanging
- Martha talks about enrolment calls
- Martha shares her next vision for herself
- 1:08 Expectations about YHC
- 13:05 Lessons in living the habits
- 17:30 The story behind the Amazing Martha
Martha’s initial 250hr yoga training was in 2009 in Blacksburg, VA with Blue Ridge Massage and Yoga. There she studied Ashtanga Yoga with Jeff Tiebout. In 2016 Martha completed a 250hr Jivamukti based training with Andrea Boyd and Jeffrey Cohen in Charleston, SC. Having suffered numerous traumas and physical injuries, yoga was the first practice that showed Martha she has the potential for self-healing. The deep focused practice of intentional movement and breath awakened a profound desire to heal and be of service. Martha became fascinated with breath, energy and meditation. Powerful releases in yoga lead her to the subtle healing modality of Restorative Breathwork®. Having a profound healing through Restorative Breathwork® she pursued the extensive 2.5 year study with Kathleen Barratt and became a certified facilitator in 2013. Simultaneously, she embarked on a 3 year training with Kathleen’s energy teacher world renowned Mietek Wirkus, and was certified the same year at the master level in Bioenergy. More recently in 2018, she completed certification in a powerful psychosensory technique called Havening® and in 2019 she received her Ayurvedic Wellness Coaching certificate from Katie Silcox’s Shakti School. Along with her trainings she is devoted to and supported by the Kriya lineage as a student of the Self Realization Fellowship. She is learning in this school of life in her own way and embracing challenges on the path as opportunities. She enjoys facilitating healing sessions using her unique skill set and exploring and teaching various styles of yoga: gentle, flow, ashtanga short form, somatics, hatha, restorative, and meditation. Off the mat Martha is often frolicking in the woods, mushroom hunting, saying hello to forest friends or moon bathing, she’s falling in love with food and cooking what nourishes her, she loves chanting, dancing, a little biking and backpacking, and chillin with her two one eyed cats.
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Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching. Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.
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