Sarah B. Yoga + Feldenkrais® show

Sarah B. Yoga + Feldenkrais®

Summary: Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Listen to free yoga and Feldenkrais® classes to support a home practice. Each podcast is an originally crafted class taught by Sarah Baumert. Episodes range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium. Find more of Sarah's teaching including live online classes and self-paced courses at https://www.body-matter.com

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 Bonus Episode: Interview with Pamela Seelig - Connecting to the Spirit Through the Body | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3347

This podcast is an intersection of my yoga teaching and my training in the Feldenkrais method. Today's bonus podcast is an interview with Pamela Seelig.  Pamela recently published her first book, Threads of Yoga. In this interview we discuss the spiritual aspect of yoga, what it is like to start out as a yoga teacher, responsibilities of a yoga teacher and student, how yoga can be a doorway to a meditation practice, and generally how one can use the body to be of service for regenerating a connection to the spirit. I think this interview is interesting for both yoga teachers and students alike. Something I have never done on this podcast is to talk a bit more about my own experiences as a teacher, and my training and philosophy around teaching yoga, so you will get a little window into that as well. Pamela was a pleasure to speak with and I hope you enjoy this interview. You can find more subtle body Feldenkrais audio classes on my website Body Matter, as well as registration for live online classes, self-paced courses and the Body Matter library membership. Please leave a review on itunes, google, or wherever you get your podcasts to help spread this offering! If you would like to donate to help keep these podcasts coming, there is a donate button in the show notes. Any small offering helps with the time and resources to keep these podcasts coming. Support the show! Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted class taught by Sarah Baumert. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Tilting Knees and Lengthening the Spine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4092

Episode 69:  Today’s class is a 60 minute Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson. This lesson is often helpful for those suffering from lower back pain.  Please approach this class with ease. This is different from yoga, where you may arrive in an asana and stay there. Instead we are doing small movements. You will repeat the directions slowly and rest in between actions. If you have never done a Feldenkrais® lesson, I suggest you read these guidelines for practicing Awareness Through Movement. This podcast is an intersection of my yoga teaching and my training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. I would love to hear from you, about how you are liking these new episodes.  What kind of classes are you looking for? What are your favorite episodes? What do you want more of? Contact me! Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Upper Back Renewal- Yoga Class | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2726

Episode 68:  Today’s class is a 30 minute level 1-2 yoga class that focuses on waking up the armpit ribs and works with the action of hollowing the armpits back, as a way to open the chest and shoulders. This class includes many twists and deep shoulder openers and you will need a double blanket roll or cylindrical bolster. You could us a soft foam roller, but the class was designed with a rolled yoga blanket. This podcast is an intersection of my yoga teaching and my training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Treat Yourself Shoulder Release in Sitting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1591

Episode 67: Today’s class is a mini Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lesson that you will do sitting in a chair. No other props will be needed, so please take a moment to find a stable chair with a flat sitting surface.  Many of us are spending a much longer time in front of screens. And this creates more load and restriction around our shoulders and leads to unease and tension in the shoulders and the neck. We will use our own hands and a soft attention as a way to help relax these commonly tense areas.  This podcast is an intersection of my yoga teaching and my training in the Feldenkrais® method.  Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Live Yoga- Strength, Length, and Massage for the Torso | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4854

Episode 66:  This class is a 75 minute level 1/2  live yoga class that focuses on finding both length and strength in your torso. This includes the back (the spine) and the front (including your abdominal muscles). You may feel like this is a class that both softens the abdomen and strengthens it. Likewise, the back muscles may feel simultaneously worked and massaged longer.  In this class, we start lying flat on the back. Eventually we will use a single yoga blanket rolled into a cylinder and place it behind the thoracic spine. You could use a yoga bolster or a soft foam roller, but the class was designed with a rolled yoga blanket. You will also want a strap, yoga blocks, and a wall space. This podcast is an intersection of my yoga teaching and my training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Unraveling Body Patterns of Anxiety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3959

Episode 65:  Today’s class is a 60 minute Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lesson. This is the intro class to my upcoming 8-week Feldenkrais® series, Unraveling Body Anxiety which you can join live on Zoom or via the class recordings. In this series, we will be exploring the subject of anxiety and how it manifests in our bodies. Please approach this class with ease. This is different from yoga, where you may arrive in an asana and stay there. Instead we are doing small movements. You will repeat the directions slowly and rest in between actions.  In today's lesson there is an emphasis on the "letting go" of the movement. If you have never done a Feldenkrais® lesson, I suggest you read these guidelines for practicing Awareness Through Movement. This podcast is an intersection of my yoga teaching and my training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Twists And Twists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4669

Episode 64: Today’s class is a 75 minute yoga Level 1-2 yoga practice, that was taught live. The class will lead towards the peak pose parivrtta trikonasana, revolved triangle.  Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Each podcast is an originally crafted class taught by Sarah Baumert. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. The cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes from yoga studios, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Yoga Nidra for a Relaxed Face and Eyes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2752

Episode 63: Today’s class is a Yoga Nidra class that includes some very subtle body attention. This is a great class if your eyes are starting to feel fatigue, if you are feeling burn out or anxiety, if the body needs a reset or a rest, if you are having trouble sleeping or just generally need a restorative practice. For more practices that support nervous system health, I will be teaching a new series called, Unraveling Body Anxiety that starts at the end of November. These classes will be taught live via Zoom with the option to take the classes at your own pace via the recordings.  Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Head Under the Tunnel: A Novel Alternative to Full Wheel Pose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2980

Episode 62: This is a 45 minute Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement somatic exploration that will inform the yoga pose, urdhva dhanurasana, or full wheel. This is an example of a more traditional Feldenkrais® lesson. Please approach this class with ease, You will repeat the directions slowly. This is different from yoga, where you may arrive in an asana and stay there. Instead we are moving in and out of the shapes, and never pushing. If you have never done a Feldenkrais® lesson, I suggest you read these guidelines for practicing Awareness Through Movement.  Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Spinal Explorations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5030

Episode 61: This is a 75 minute Level 1-2 class taught live. This is a Feldenkrais® inspired class. As many of you know, I also teach the Feldenkrais® method. And this class is an example of my blended Yoga + Feldenkrais® classes. Each class infuses more traditional yoga asana practice with the Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement method. You can think of it as an interdisciplinary excursion of yoga, Feldenkrais, self-massage, breathing exercises, movement puzzles, and a compassionate mindset - to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. In this class, we start with a longer somatic exploration using a blanket roll for support in helping you feel and soften the spine. At the end of class a number of concepts are brought together to create a continuous moving backbend practice. This is meant to move in and out of, and to slowly repeat just as you might in a Feldenkrais class.    We will make a single blanket roll or cylinder. We will use a strap and two blocks.  Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Spinal Attention Towards Plow Pose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4822

Episode 60: This is a 75 minute Level 1-2 class taught live.  What might feel like deep abdominal work at first, will turn into an attention to the spine and its capacity for full flexion from the tail all the way to the head. Poses include, rabbit, cat, sphinx, side angle, and plow pose, among others.  We will make a flat long blanket bolster to lie the spine one. You will also need a strap and two blocks. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Shaping the Breath for a Happier Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4844

Episode 59: This is a 75 minute Level 1-2 class taught live. We begin with breath work, exploring a few of the many different ways that the diaphragm can shape the torso and support the spine. There is a focus on recovering or regaining the natural lumbar curve that has disappeared for so many people who sit a lot. We will also do a number of shoulder external rotation practices which will help reverse forward leaning shoulders and a tight chest which are the effects of holding your phone and looking down a lot! You will need two blankets, two blocks, and a loop-able strap. We will make a double blanket roll or cylinder. We will use the looped strap around the forearms, and the two blocks will stack on top of one another to place your front foot on them during anjaneyasana. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 A Gentle Trip Around the Hips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4859

Episode 58: This is a 75 minute gentle Level 1 class. This class works to open the hips with an attention to keeping space in the lower back. I am currently teaching live yoga asana classes via Zoom. You can find my full weekly schedule at BODY MATTER You will need two blankets, a block, and a yoga strap. If you have a bolster, that could also be useful. A towel or any firm blanket can be used in place of a yoga blanket and a scarf will be better than nothing if you don’t have a loop-able yoga strap. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Awareness From the Inside Out: Lung Vitality and Heart Opening | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4847

Episode 57:  This class begins with some breathing explorations to help warm up your sensing abilities of the lungs, their capacity to fill, and their capacity to change shape in order to support your asanas. Our breath is constantly adapting to the environment we put ourselves in. In this class, feel how your breath can adapt to the shapes of the asanas. We do a lot of shoulder opening and awareness of the internal spaces to support backbends, culminating in camel pose.  You will need a blanket, a block, and a yoga strap. If you have a bolster, that could also be useful. A towel or any firm blanket can be used in place of a yoga blanket and a scarf will be better than nothing if you don’t have a loop-able yoga strap. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

 Covering the Eyes: Unwinding the Body Pattern of Anxiety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1970

Episode 56: This is a recording of a mini class that I taught during the first few months of the Covid crisis, when many of us, including yoga and movement teachers began looking at screens for many more hours a day than we were used to. This class does not include much asana at all, but is more of a meditation and yoga for the eyes. It is informed by the Feldenkrais practice, of which I am also a practitioner of. This lesson will help calm the nervous system, relax your eyes, let go of Zoom fatigue, help you find ease in the face and eye muscles, and may even help you fall asleep. You will not need any props for this class. The class is mostly done in a supine savasana position, so be sure that you are warm enough and comfortable. If you enjoy this class, you may be interested in more of the Feldenkrais offerings that I have on my website www.body-matter.com Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Livestream Series with Free Intro Classes: Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais Autonomy & Personal Freedom: A Feldenkrais Exploration Support the show Find more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter. Self-paced courses Body Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google. Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone! Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn

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