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110 | Women's Yoga Teacher Training Alumnae Stories: Reise & Kathleen Today I’m doing something I haven’t done before here on the podcast: inviting a couple of women from our community for a conversation.

Today you’ll here from Kathleen Browning and Reise Eiseman-Sanchez Tanner. Both of these women are alumna from last year’s 200-hour women’s Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training, which was the first time I offered this program both online and in the 200-hour format.

Enjoy!

Women's Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training: www.womensyogateachertraining.com

Sara's website: www.saraavantstover.com

Sara's newsletter: www.saraavantstover.com/#newsletter

Sara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraavantstover

Sara on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraavantstoverauthor
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110 | Women's Yoga Teacher Training Alumnae Stories: Reise & Kathleen Today I’m doing something I haven’t done before here on the podcast: inviting a couple of women from our community for a conversation.

Today you’ll here from Kathleen Browning and Reise Eiseman-Sanchez Tanner. Both of these women are alumna from last year’s 200-hour women’s Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training, which was the first time I offered this program both online and in the 200-hour format.

Enjoy!

Women's Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training: www.womensyogateachertraining.com

Sara's website: www.saraavantstover.com

Sara's newsletter: www.saraavantstover.com/#newsletter

Sara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraavantstover

Sara on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraavantstoverauthor
109 | Preparing for & Making Sense of Menopause (for Women of All Ages) with Susan Willson Some of us have experienced it. Some of us are getting closer. For others, it still seems way out in the distance.

Menopause. It's time for us all to have a deeper conversation about it.

To guide us into this, I’ve invited Susan Willson, a Certified Nurse Midwife with 45 years of experience guiding all phases of women's health.

Her new book Making Sense of Menopause: Harnessing the Power and Potency of your Wisdom years helps us to positively reframe this powerful time of our lives.

Please note– this is not just a book or a conversation for women in or past menopause. It’s for women of ALL ages. The more we get in touch with the season of life we’re in, the more gracefully we will be able to navigate the biggest transition we’ll face before our deaths– that of menopause.

Susan and I discuss why the cultural narrative about menopause being something we need to “fix” is so dangerous, how this time in a woman’s life is a real crossroads, why understanding early transitions in our lives as women will better help us navigate menopause, the (huge!) role stress plays in all of this, mid-life course corrections, and the archetype of the wise woman.

It’s a rich conversation that I hope will illuminate some new things for you about your own journey and the arc of a woman’s life at large. Enjoy!

Susan's website: www.makingsenseofmenopause.com

Abortion Healing Kit: www.womensyogateachertraining.com/abortionkit

Women's Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training: www.womensyogateachertraining.com

Sara's website: www.saraavantstover.com

Sara's newsletter: www.saraavantstover.com/#subscribe

Sara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraavantstover

Sara on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraavantstoverauthor
108 | Creating a Daily Practice You Actually Do (and Enjoy) Today I'm sharing an excerpt of a dharma talk I gave on the final morning of my retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center this May.

In it, I share practical ways to integrate these teachings and perspectives into your daily life– in ways that are both enjoyable and sustainable.

May this be of benefit!

Women's Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training: www.womensyogateachertraining.com

Sara's website: www.SaraAvantStover.com

Sara's newsletter: www.saraavantstover.com/#newsletter

Sara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraavantstover

Sara on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraavantstoverauthor
107 | Embodying All of Your Parts through IFS with Crystal Jones As the second part in our series on Internal Family Systems, I've invited Certified IFS Therapist and the Assistant Trainer, Crystal Jones, to join us.

Crystal and I speak about her upcoming summer sabbatical (which I find very inspiring and sense you will too), what it's like to be the second BIPOC individual in a leadership role within the Internal Family Systems Institute, how she wants to use that role to serve and amplify more voices of those like her, and what it looks and feels like when we aim to embody all of our parts.

Crystal's joy and open-heartedness are infectious. I know you'll enjoy our connection as much as I did!

Crystal's website: www.lifesourcecounselingcenter.com

Abortion Healing Kit: www.womensyogateachertraining.com/abortionkit

Women's Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training: www.womensyogateachertraining.com

Sara's website: www.saraavantstover.com

Sara's newsletter: www.saraavantstover.com/#newsletter

Sara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraavantstover

Sara on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraavantstoverauthor
106 | Transforming Your Inner Critic & Perfectionist through IFS with Chris Burris Over the next couple of months, I’m offering a focus on Internal Family Systems (or IFS) here on the podcast.

IFS is a cutting-edge psychotherapeutic model that’s sweeping the world right now– if you haven’t noticed!

More than being a very effective, gentle, and transformative model of therapy (that’s been both life-changing for me and my clients), it’s also a paradigm of living. IFS gives us the tools and framework to shift from living a fear-led life to an inspiration-led life.

This month and next month’s interviews will feature some leaders in the IFS community. Now, as the first of this 2-part series, I’m welcoming Chris Burris, an IFS senior lead trainer.

Chris and I speak about the IFS model at large, and more specifically about how to transform more extreme parts like our inner critics and perfectionists into allies (rather than going to war with them).

Chris also leads us through an IFS meditation to help us get more in touch with the parts of ourselves that are most dominant right now and shares some inspiring and practical ways he uses IFS for daily self-care.

May this conversation be of benefit!
105 | Calling on the Divine Mother In this dharma talk, an excerpt of one I offered in my online feminine spiritual practice community, Women's House of Wisdom, in the spring of 2020, I speak on the importance of calling on the archetype of the Divine Mother at this time in history, as well as practical ways to do that.

We touch on ancestor reverence, devotion, cultivating self-trust and spiritual authority, and more.

On this Mother's Day, may this remind us of the mother within us all, and She who loves and cares for us all, always.

France retreat: www.womensinsightretreat.com

Sara's newsletter: www.saraavantstover.com/#subscribe

Sara's website: www.saraavantstover.com

Sara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraavantstover

Sara on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraavantstoverauthor
104 | Healing Codependency & Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Carista Luminare One of the themes I’ve worked with a lot in both my personal life, as well as in my private practice over the years is healing from narcissistic abuse and codepenency. And, the flip side, on cultivating a secure, healthy relationship (first with oneself, and then, ultimately, with an intimate partner).

To help go deeper into this exploration as a larger community, I’ve invited to join us today Carista Luminare, who has been nicknamed “The Narcissism Whisperer.”

Carista Luminare, Ph.D., has more than 40 years experience as a counselor, consultant and educator to individuals, couples and families. In her private counseling practice, she integrates her lifelong research on how our early bonding patterns profoundly impact our self-identity and adult relationship dynamics. She uses her unique attachment approach to rewire relationships from insecure to secure love and well-being.

Carista and I speak about:

-The four main attachment styles, which she calls LoveStyles
- How to heal your attachment style to become secure, if you had a traumatic or wounding experience in childhood
- Why narcissism needs to be explored as a spectrum, and how low-level narcissism can be healed (while more extreme levels cannot)
- Ways to recover from codependency and to reclaim your voice and sovereignty in an intimate relationship
- How to apply these pro-relational tools outside of intimate relationships
-And much more

If you’re wanting to experience healthy, secure relationships– romantically and otherwise, you’ll receive a lot from Carista’s wisdom today. Enjoy!

Carista's websites: www.confusedaboutlove.com & www.healingnarcissismandcodependency.com

France retreat: www.womensinsightretreat.com

Sara's website: www.saraavantstover.com

Sara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraavantstover

Sara on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraavantstoverauthor

Subscribe to Sara's newsletter: www.saraavantstover.com/#newsletter
103 | Living a Feminine Approach to Spiritual Surrender with Miranda Macpherson Here we are on the equinox, welcoming the season of rebirth in the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to introducing a new name and look to the podcast today, I'm also introducing you to Miranda Macpherson, a true modern-day embodiment of the divine feminine.

Miranda's an author, teacher with the Shift Network, kirtan musician and singer, and spiritual guide who shares a holistic approach to spiritual surrender and non-dual realization based on the practice of Ego Relaxation. She's the "real deal"– bringing three decades of teaching experience in what truly works to liberate unnecessary suffering and gain traction on the path of awakening.

In our conversation today we explore everything from major(positive)life shifts Miranda has made during the pandemic, key practices that have been sustaining her during this time, what a feminine approach to non-dual spirituality looks and feels like, how she approached menopause, ways to cultivate more trust in life (especially amidst all that's erupting in the world right now), and much more.

I know you’ll receive so much from Miranda's wisdom today. Enjoy.

Miranda's website: www.mirandamacpherson.com

Miranda's new mantra album: https://mirandamacpherson.com/streams-of-grace-album/

Sara's website: www.saraavantstover.com

Sara's newsletter: www.saraavantstover.com/#newsletter

France retreat: https://www.womensyogateachertraining.com/annualretreat

Sara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraavantstover

Sara on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraavantstoverauthor
102 | Overcoming Resistance to Your Spiritual Practice Today, I want to speak about something that I get asked about a lot– and that’s how to cultivate a regular (ideally daily) spiritual practice. And, in turn, how to overcome resistance to this when it inevitably arises.

With the increasing levels of uncertainty we're facing in our world, grounding more deeply into ourselves through daily practice is more essential now than ever. We not only need it personally but also to help us show up in more skillful, open-hearted ways collectively.

In this talk, I share nine things you can focus on to help you start, or enhance, your practice. May this be of benefit!

Women's House of Wisdom & the Wisdom Circle: www.WomensHouseofWisdom.com

Annual Women's Insight Retreat in France: www.WomensInsightRetreat.com

Becoming Whole in 2022 (Free Workshop): www.BecomingWholeIFS.com

Sara's website: www.SaraAvantStover.com

Sara on Instagram: www.Instagram.com/SaraAvantStover

Sara on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SaraAvantStoverAuthor

Join Sara's newsletter: www.SaraAvantStover.com/#subscribe
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