Kasey recently returned from a weeklong retreat in Cyprus. The neighbors of Next Level Holistic Healing make stellar pie, and your body is your spacesuit. Lots of interesting topics covered in this episode with OJ & Kasey including grounding and collective consciousness. This month marks a year since they had their first discussions about breathing life into this podcast.
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02:48 Next Level Holistic Healing Update
03:43 Running a marathon in under two hours
05:23 Kasey’s Cyprus trip
08:57 Integrating things learned into everyday life
14:23 Everyone should travel
18:58 What does OJ do to stay grounded?
19:43 The significance of footwear
21:29 The spacesuit analogy
24:08 Healthy is normal
24:46 Kasey’s grounding experience
Mayra Gonzalez McCullough wears many hats. She is the founder of C2E, or Coach 2 Edify, a non-profit that believes in regenerative wellness and its impact through the medium of educational content. The organization's mission is one in which "content and media encourages us to be better humans." Mayra is also the owner and host of EcoVilla, an urban sanctuary offering guests the opportunity to thrive in an sustainably-minded property located in Woodland Hills, CA. Mayra's wellness background includes personal training and she continues to offer holistic fitness to clients. She is a mother of two, a widow, and a powerhouse of love and creativity. She is this and so much more!
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00:45 B-roll of Eco-Villa
02:28 What is Eco-Villa?
04:27 Giving her children tools that school wasn’t providing
06:27 Transition to a personal trainer
08:47 Ego-centered fitness
09:37 Inspiration to leave the gym
11:00 Finding different avenues of expression
11:56 Body-integration specialist
12:27 Coach2edify Non-profit
12:38 Exploring co-creation
15:47 Recommendations to transition out of a corporate setting
18:47 How Airbnb changed her financial situation
20:52 Trusting spirit
21:27 Eco-Villa Puerto Rico
23:08 Change of paradigm in business
24:37 The concept of Eco-Villas audio
28:00 Sustainability and regenerative wellness
29:24 Gently transitioning to an Eco-Villa
32:02 Description of Mayra’s Eco-Villa
33:45 Inspiring people to create their own practice of self-care
Nadya is the creator and founder of Aquanimity - a water based healing modality that combines energy work, sound healing, massage, and stretching. Sessions are done while being supported in 96-degree water where clients can expect to be feel held, cradled, and supported. The goal of a session is to evoke a sense of timelessness so that clients can have time for themselves. Time to unravel the layers of what they’re holding on to and look deeper at what’s behind the pain.
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1:00 What is Aquanimity?
3:30 Feeling held
6:00 The process of Aquanimity
9:30 Finding what's behind that pain
10:30 A constantly evolving modality
14:28 The advantage of water work
17:45 Aquanimity vs Watsu
23:20 Transitioning into healing work
25:25 Incorporating crystals
30:40 Healing from water trauma
37:00 It’s about feeling safe
Ana Yazdi is a wellness practitioner who has been on an extraordinary healing journey herself. She saw her mother through breast cancer and then she developed breast cancer at 39 years old. Out of this experience came deep understanding and wisdom, and her brand Apotheka5 was born. Tune in to hear the wisdom she shares and to learn more about her brand, her beliefs and her homemade balm called Breast Friend Salve!
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7:14 Ana’s life changing diagnosis.
8:09 Taking an alternative route
9:10 Conversations with cancer
11:53 The importance of emotional work
15:04 Loving your body
20:02 immune systems and diminished resilience
26:30 There’s much more than Western Medicine
28:00 Our consciousness is evolving
29:00 Not shaming ourselves
31:48 Being present with your day
35:17 Ana’s approach to deep work
35:44 Ana's morning breathwork ritual
38:20 Working with the Amp-Coil
46:00 Protecting yourself from other people’s energy
52:23 Empathy with doctors
We have begun recording at OJ's new space, Next Level Holistic Healing in Santa Monica! Join us as we talk compression pants, essential oils, and our vision for The Way of Healing podcast.
00:45 NEW SPACE! Next Level Holistic Healing
3:21 The more sensitive we get, the more in tune with our bodies we get, the more our body lets us know when we're making precarious choices.
7:23 God is Science is God is Science is God is Science.
8:39 Neti Pot
12:40 This podcast is taking us in the direction of our dreams.
13:31 How Animals (Including Humans!) Release Tension
17:11 Vision for WOH
20:53 Peppermint essential oil
22:30 Glandular Health
23:27 Let your body breathe. The skin is the biggest organ in the body.
23:46 Know your ingredients.
24:08 Essential Oils and Their Benefits
24:49 Bleach and Its Effects
26:15 Science is Nature is Science
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Aimee Bello’s practice in the teaching and healing arts began in Chicago as an English teacher and then as a school and community counselor after receiving her Master’s Degree in Human Services and Counseling. After moving to Los Angeles in 2010, she expanded her experiences by becoming an IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. She is also a Master Level Reiki Teacher, Crystal, Sacred Geometry Healer as well as a Past Life Regression and Intuitive Guide. Her mission with her practice, Altared Space, is to guide all beings, adults, children and animals back to their wholeness by supporting them as they release what is no longer serving their growth and evolution. In doing so, they are reminded of the wisdom and strength within themselves to be their own greatest resources.
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Taylor is a private chef, health coach, and producer and co-host of the podcast Adventures in Health. The mission of their podcast is to provide hope, inspiration, and resources so people can realize their natural ability to heal and live with purpose. Adventures in Health also works with veterans helping them connect more deeply to their healing. With his own clients, Taylor helps people look at the elements of what he calls foundational health as a means of healing and living a balanced life.
*Due to technical difficulties, there is no YouTube video this week. We will resume sharing our beautiful faces next week.
Elizabeth Jacobowitz is fascinated with the mind-body connection and the awakening of self that happens through the arts and bodywork. She facilitates change and transformation by guiding her clients in remembering, reconnecting, and rediscovering their body, mind, and soul. In this episode she dives into a particular modality called Sensory Repatterning, which increases circulation, flexibility, and ease and also can stimulate creativity and increase clarity. After receiving this work, clients commonly report a meditative state and a deep sense of peace. Body awareness is greatly enhanced and tense muscles are soothed. And, because Sensory Repatterning also strongly affects the nervous system, it can address chronic tensions (patterns) in a profound way that conventional massage cannot.
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Kasey and OJ are in a new location! The living room! They've moved from red round table in the kitchen, and in this 20 min episode they talk fake Palo Santo, 100 Monkeys, and Collective Consciousness. They also discuss patient accountability, inner exploration, and the 360 degree breath. Join us!
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Ryan’s journey into health and wellness began with a desire to be a better version of himself. His background as an athlete and degree in nutrition fueled his interest for optimizing human potential. His experience working with coaches, doctors, and professional athletes and his experience with his own healing has given him a unique, holistic view of the human body. He uses his position as a strength coach, movement therapist, and health and wellness coach to help people connect to their physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
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7:30 Toolbox for Self-Care
9:54We Have Needs as Mammals
15:13 Getting Worse Before It Gets Better
21:08 Reiki and Other Energetic Work
23:33 Ryan's Journey
32:45 From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
34:27 Upper Limiting Oneself
38:25 Fear is real.
39:25 Safe vs. Not Safe
43:25 Posture and Personality
48:50 Shifting the Paradigm
50:05 Greater Awareness Leads to Greater Tenderness
50:50 Feldenkrais and Neuro-Developmental Sequencing
54:25 How Quickly We Evolve
Anna Diorio is a coach, MC, rapper, singer, and songwriter. Her album, Inner Grounds, was released in 2019. Originally from New Jersey, her own path of healing has led her to be more of who she is on a soul level. It helped her find a truer version of herself. She is now helping others transform and live truer to who they really are.
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1:12 Who is Anna?
2:06 "Inner Grounds is my first album. I am an MC, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, and I started as a jazz singer...I like to say I have roots in jazz, and branches in hip-hop."
3:45 "I feel like my future self came into my body and wrote these songs, and rapped and sang these songs, and ever since then I've just been catching up with her."
6:07 "Writing rhymes and freestyling came to me as part of the healing journey. So that was definitely a moment of reclaiming my voice, my expression. I didn't always know that I was going to do it, but I think I always did want to do it, because I knew I had something to express in a way that was bigger than the normal, everyday way."
7:39 Anna's work
10:32 Transition to healing as a career path
11:57 This world shifts the more people we have owning, claiming, living their purpose
17:30 Moving out of a scarcity mindset
24:05 Inner-child work
33:00 Shamanic drum journeys
50:45 Anna shares a beautiful flow
Tracy Griffiths has been a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine for over thirty years. She began as a massage therapist and is now steward and owner of the very school where she trained, IPSB at Life Energy Institute. She leads the Aromatherapy portion of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program, started by fashion icon Donna Karan, which brings essential oils, Reiki, Breath Awareness and Body Awareness Meditations to hospitals and sub-acute care centers. Her three decades of commitment to the field is paying off, as we are seeing mainstream medicine embracing more of the spectrum of treatment, and integrative medicine continues to expand throughout the country.
Instagram: Urbanzen_uzit & aromayoga_official
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The Way of Healing Podcast is now on Youtube! OJ and Kasey make their first attempt at video in this shorter episode. They talk about parrots, palm trees and their plans for the future of The Way of Healing. They practice quantum leveraging. There are chuckles and chortles. Chortle along with them and listen to the Lamborghinis that zoom by.
Helen Vonderheide is an Elite Certified Akashic Records Teacher and Practitioner. Prior to discovering the Akashic Records, Helen was in tv and film production. Akasha is a Sanskrit word and means Primary substance, that out of which all things are formed. The Akashic Records are said to contain the vibrational record of each individual soul and its journey. With clients, Helen facilitates exploring one's own records and she is also teaching people how to do this for themselves.
3:04 - What are the Akashic Records?
5:39 - Recognizing patterns in romantic relationships.
7:29 - Using Akashic Records to heal childhood trauma.
9:40 - Helen’s Journey transitioning from TV & Film to healer.
14:55 - Career and life’s purpose come into alignment
28:30 - Why knowing too much is not an issue
36:00 - Learning to not offer unsolicited advice
Lalita comes to us from Melbourne, Australia where she practices and teaches what is known as Kalari, or Kalaripayattu. This tradition is an ancient and revered lifestyle of healing that originated in southern India. It is martial arts meets massage meets nutrition. “We are interested in how you integrate within your environment, become aware of your true and changing nature, move with balance and strength, and align your life with your health goals.”
Dr. Harold Turk came into the healing world by way of becoming a Chiropractor. A few years into his practice his path led him to begin receiving and studying another form of bodywork which he later discovered is Maori Healing. Now his sessions are part Maori Healing, part Chiropractic, and part discourse, helping clients discover the deeper parts of themselves, and awakening in them that which may be lying dormant.
Dana Penenberg uses the modalities of Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy and a form of Somatic Experiencing to provide a unique process for resolution on her table. Dana's own journey with chronic Lyme Disease took her through a decade of healing modalities, one of the main ones being Craniosacral Therapy. Its radical shift away from mainstream medicine into the art of non-doing had a profoundly healing impact on her that she can now facilitate in others.
Luminous Space - 351 S. La Brea Avenue Unit A Los Angeles, Ca
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Dr. Nick Berry (Pharm. D) is a holistic pharmacist, sourcing organic and wildcrafted plants for essential oils, utilizing a variety of distillation methods. As a pharmacist suffering from recurrent respiratory infections including pneumonia, he found greater relief in 48 hours from vaporizing essential oils than 5-7 days of an antibiotic. This inspired him to dive into creating these superior extractions that are highly bioavailable. Essential Oil Wizardry offers 240+ different products, and all are artisan and hand-crafted.
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Vaidya (Doctor) Krishna Raju is a world-renowned Ayurvedic expert. He comes from a long line of distinguished vaidyas (ayurvedic physicians) going back generations on both his mother's and father's sides. The family is native to Andra Pradesh, India, and have lived in Hyderabad and practiced Ayurveda there for more than 30 years. Vaidya Krishna is a master of Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis, panchakarma, and herbal treatments. He is an MD Ayurveda and recognizes the importance of integrative medicine for patients who need both approaches. He uses both Ayurvedic and Western diagnostic tools in his practice. His clinic in Hyderabad, India attracts patients from over 50 countries worldwide.
Fern Olivia is the real deal - she's a goddess, fiercely passionate for embodying feminine grace and self-love and empowering all those who meet her to fall in love with a liberated, self-expressed life. Fern Olivia is a former Biomedical Engineer turned Medicine Woman, Intuitive, Kundalini Yoga teacher, speaker and wellness journalist, and she lives her dream life in Nosara, Costa Rica where she teaches her Thyroid Yoga® teacher trainings and has founded Nosara Wellness Guide and guides spiritual detoxes and liver cleanses. Through her own personal experiments, research and intimate journey, she has created retreats and experiences through which thousands of women and men have been able to tap into their own self-healing by adapting holistic rituals to support their vitality, and becoming their own intuitive healers.
You're invited to her amazing upcoming Inner Medicine Woman retreat and cleanse in Nosara, Costa Rica! Mention Living Wholly and receive $500 off your choice personal retreat when you mention us and receive 50% the Thyroid Yoga online course with code LIVINGWHOLLY at www.thyroid.yoga