480. Falling In Love With Everything - Martin Aylward and Karin van Maanen TEP
March 15 , 2023
Martin and Karin dive deep - only to come back up to the surface to discover the richness right here! Martin sheds light on what constitutes true freedom with his usual clarity and enthusiasm. An encouraging and inspiring conversation for depth junkies and escape artists (and anyone who meditates).
474. What is Embodied Meditation? - With Karin van Maanen and Mark Walsh
February 24, 2023
This was a special episode ahead of the upcoming free meditation event and embodied meditation teacher training. We talk Tibet, modern mindfulness being pants, life application of meditation and the zombie apocalypse. Naturally.
473. Star Trek Inspired Meditation - Daniela Welzel and Karin van Maanen
February 23, 2023
Strong woman Daniela Welzel, a long-standing member of the Embodiment Unlimited “family” reveals how Dr Spock was her first meditation inspiration when she was 12 years old. She now has a huge amount of meditation experience under her black-belt in Aikido as well as a huge amount of insight into how embodiment shapes our bodies, minds and lives. https://www.danielawelzel.com/
440. Giving & Receiving in the World - with Vidyadasa & Karin van Maanen
September 1, 2022
Life can be a long and winding road with many twists and turns. This is reflected in this multifaceted conversation as well as Vidyadasa’s embodiment journey. He is a yogi, senior Embodied Yoga Principles teacher, ordained Buddhist practitioner, web designer, coach, partner, father and author of Mindful Thoughts for Fathers. Karin and Vidyadasa talked about how to live a creative life that is embodied, fulfilling and in service to the world.
428. Embracing the Feminine Cycles of Life - with Jane Dancey and Karin van Maanen
July 4, 2022
Jane is a somatic and therapeutic yoga teacher and coach specialising in supporting women through rites of passage and the cycles of life. Jane and Karin discuss the life-long journey to find the best ways to practice in order to more fully embody, understand and appreciate the feminine and the cycles of life. Including some simple, kind and profoundly helpful practices to connect to the moment in an embodied and pleasurable way.
June 23, 2022
A joyful and thoughtful conversation between Julia Johannson and Karin about the importance of laughter and how to bring more of it into your life and practice. Julia is a systemic embodiment coach and writer, with a poetic, fun, devotional and sensitive approach to journeying fully through life with the body. A good reminder that you don’t have to wait for someone / something else to make you laugh and that yoga can be artful.
June 7, 2022
Buddhist nun, international charity CEO, dharma teacher and single mum Emma Slade joins Karin for a thoughtful and inspirational discussion on the embodiment of compassion in daily life. With practical tips on how to integrate practice and purpose into the complexities of everyday life.
May 10, 2022
Yes, there is something called mindful improv! Andrew Cain joins Karin to discuss how clowning, comedy and improv can help you to develop curiosity, kindness, acceptance and openness.
405. Community-led mindfulness for change – With Shamash Alidina. Hosted by Karin
March 29, 2022
Shamash Alidina (teacher and author of Mindfulness for Dummies) and Karin had a fun, light and meaningful conversation discussing the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training to mindfulness practice and the relevance and importance of community and values to support practitioners and teachers. With a couple of simple insightful experiments and practical tips to support your embodied mindfulness / kindfulness practice.
390. Making Meditation Embodied – With Karin Van Maanen
November 10, 2021
Meditation teacher joins me to discuss how she started out, why sitting alone isn’t enough, what’s changed since Buddhist times, what “embodied” meditation actually is, meditating AS a body, nature connection, and our free events coming up. A good week out on how meditation and embodiment fit together.
103. Buddhism vs Yoga – with Karin van Maanen
June 4, 2021
Dutch yoga and mindfulness teacher Karin joins me to discuss how smoking got her into yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, cultural adaptation, kindness, EYP, making yoga useful, how it’s not all about bliss or even relaxation, “karma yoga”, generosity, how Buddhism is a “refugee religion”, Dutch culture, Bhutan (where she does various charitable work), Indian nationalism and yoga and concentration vs open awareness. She also gives some practical mindfulness and meditation tips for practice and establishing a practice. A relaxed amiable stroll of a conversation between friends and colleagues.