Special Guest Episodes
Body as Sanctuary - In Conversation with Somatic Womb & Pelvic Healer, Jeevan Singh
August 9, 2019
Tune in to this special episode and guest interview with Jeevan Singh! In this episode we talk about the power of the pelvic bowl and the potential of language and embodiment for healing. Jeevan talks about her journey from trauma to awakening on her life’s path as a somatic womb and pelvic healer and integrative mental health practitioner. She shares some of how she facilitates awareness and supports clients in healing and empowerment. Renee offers interpretations of Jeevan’s chart throughout the interview and we discuss her Leo rising, Scorpio and Pisces placements, Chiron in Taurus and more!
Jeevan comes from the Sanskrit जीवन (jīvana), meaning life, or more specifically that spark which animates every living being. A name that’s fitting, as it speaks to her life’s work - guiding womxn and folks with vaginas back into the sanctuaries of their bodies, to reclaim their birthright of aliveness and embodiment.
As a visionary, womb-keeper, herbalist, doctor and guide, Jeevan offers work that is experiential and holistic. She offers 1:1 sessions and courses on holistic pelvic wellness and embodiment coaching. She believes that one of the most radical things we can do for ourselves and the collective is to cultivate self-friendship on both a physical and spiritual level.
Jeevan holds a doctorate in East Asian medicine and a masters in integrative mental health and currently offers 1:1 Embodied Pelvic Healing sessions, both in Portland and worldwide remotely. Find out more about Jeevan and her offerings at flowerhandwellness.com
The Path from Trauma: Discussions on Wellness with T. Aisha Edwards
July 6, 2019
Listen to this special extended episode and interview with T. Aisha Edwards. We get in deep and talk about psychology, mindfulness, trauma, race/racism, interracial relationships, intergenerational healing, astrology in Aisha’s chart and more!
T. Aisha Edwards is a somatic trauma therapist, who is dedicated and enthusiastic about integrating mind and body in holistic mental health care. She understands that painful life experiences not only undermine our quality of life, but also our capacity for connection and our physical health. Aisha uses approaches informed by interpersonal neuroscience, traditional Chinese medicine, somatic psychology and western/indigenous herbalism to support clients and help them overcome the barriers between talk and healing. Because healing has a special meaning for those living with intergenerational trauma, Aisha’s heart mission is to address and unburden the impacts of socialized oppressions for People of Color and Queer/Trans folks, and is dedicated to culturally responsive treatment across the intersectional spectrum.
She believes wholeheartedly that every person living with trauma can find and embody the unbroken.
Find out more about Aisha and her upcoming workshop series at fullflightwellness.com
EMBODIED DYKE ENERGY! A SPECIAL EPISODE WITH ROSE & GALA FROM THE BIG DYKE ENERGY PODCAST
June 17, 2019
In this special episode I had the pleasure of talking with Rose & Gala about all kinds of things. Some of what we got into:
- Who is BDE and how did you start?
- EA and reading charts as bodies
- The body of 2019 - outer planet transits
- Autoimmune and trauma
- Boundaries, compassion and the signs
- Drugs, spiritual awakening, spiritual process and spiritual bypassing
- Saturn, Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn: Karma
- Gay placements - is there such a thing? Femme tops and bossy bottoms
- Rose, Gala and Renee are all fixed signs and they think this is a good thing
Shapeshifting, Queerness & Creativity—In Conversation with Indira Valey
April 14, 2019
This episode is in conversation with Indira Valey. Indira is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer who lives and works in Portland, OR. In our conversation we talk about the nature of creativity and queerness, pleasure, slowness, life philosophies, her life and practices and of course, astrology! Indira is a Gemini Sun, Sagittarius Rising and Sagittarius Moon.
Check out Indira’s photography and portraiture work at tenderheartproductions.org and you can find more of Indira’s music at indiravaley.bandcamp.com.
The featured track is titled No Me Tengas Miedo
In Conversation with Michelle C. Johnson
March 12, 2019
In this episode I talk with Michelle C. Johnson, author of "Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World." Our conversation is centered on the yamas and niyamas, otherwise known as the ethical precepts of a yoga practice. We delve into the meanings we make of them, our own understanding and (re)interpretations, and how we understand the intersections of spirituality, yoga and social justice.
For more information on Michelle, visit: www.michellecjohnson.com
You can find information on her upcoming workshops at the website above, and also here:
Michelle Cassandra Johnson is a social justice warrior, empath, yoga teacher and author. She leads antiracism trainings across the country and works on the front lines of movements with individuals and groups to incorporate healing practices as tools for social justice. Along with these paths, she is also an intuitive healer, and uses her gifts to support other healers and activists.
Michelle’s awareness of the world has been largely shaped through her experience as a black woman. She knows first hand how power and privilege operate, and she has a deep understanding of how oppression and trauma impact the mind, body, spirit and heart. Michelle’s book, Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World, is rooted in this understanding and aims to inspire change by allowing people to reintegrate their humanity and wholeness within a world that is so often fragmenting.