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Welcome back to BeREAL! This week Diana is joined by Liz Buehler Walker to discuss BeWELL’s newest initiative, Indigo 108. This holistic Ayurvedic healing program is designed to finally answer the question: what does it mean to be well?
Liz Buehler Walker is a mom, yoga teacher (specializing in Pre- and Post-Natal) and most recently a labor organizer with Unionize Yoga. With 20 years of experience teaching yoga in NYC, Liz has been around the block more than a few times — as a teacher in small community and corporate studios, co-founder and co-director of Yoga High with Mel Russo, teacher trainer, mentor, and one of the organizers of the first ever yoga union.
The duo begin the episode by discussing the benefits of the holistic healing approach. They view it as a way to positively release emotions. Diana recounts a story where, after a break up, she found herself seeking both therapy and yoga practices to heal. She found that the yoga studio was a place where she felt safe to express her heart break and the complex emotions surrounding it. Liz began yoga for entirely different reasons. She was a dancer and through that found her way into a yoga studio.
Next, Diana and Liz discuss what it was like to start working again and how Indigo 108 came to be. The two noticed that yoga students have been not showing up to the practices as their full selves in recent years. They note that it is hard for a yoga studio to be a transformational practice if people are not being open with themselves. Indigo 108 looks to make people feel comfortable in their own bodies, so that they can bring more of themselves to all their work.
After a short break, the two return to discuss how Indigo 108 will help answer the question: what does it mean to be well? They note that the answer is different for everybody and Indigo 108 reflects that. It is a one on one practice that compassionately looks at the obstacles in your life. The work will continue until it becomes intuitive in daily life, and is not meant to simply be a checklist to complete every day.
Thank you for tuning into BeREAL this week. Be on the lookout for an all new episode next week. In the meantime, make sure to check out last week’s episode about COVID and the Delta Variant.
Liz Buehler Walker can be found on:
Her website: www.brooklynyogalife.com
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Indigo 108 begins on Sep 21, 2021. Attending the first look live-webinar on August 17th.