Pedro Luna: Pursuing Your Passion – MAMASTE 014

Pedro Luna’s mantra is “share the gift of yoga” and it’s clear that he’s doing just that. He creates organic (and hilarious) content for yogis and has built an audience of over 100,000 followers since starting his hit Instagram account, @yogimemes.

In this episode we cover:

Four elements of pursuing your passion:

  1. Create organic content to share your message
  2. Be engaging in your community
  3. Build an email list
  4. Just do something, you have a choice how you spend your time

How to tap into your creativity. Every single person has creativity and a unique gift to offer.   Discover what your gift is and share it with everyone. Share your truth. Get your body moving—when you shift your energy, you tap into your creativity.

The real definition of success.

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. If everyone would take few mindful breaths every day, it could change the world.



Instagram: Yogimemes and personal account

Yoga with Pedro

Colony Yoga

Yogafest Florida


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Resolutions, Intentions and Goals—Oh My! – MAMASTE 013

Today on The Mamaste Podcast Jill Erwich and Ryann Watkin offer their take on “New Year, New You” and resolutions. Ryann took some inspiration from one of her fave podcasts and kicked off the episode with an inspiring quote that she wants to focus on in 2019: “Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do.” (by Brian Tracy) The mamas also threw around some words of the year for 2019. Ryann’s frontrunners: Emergence, Connection, and Teaching. Jill’s: Open and/or Expansive. Jill expresses her doubts about vision boards and Ryann dives into how she’s evolved her vision board practice through the years.


On Instagram @mybodytwpg

The Moms in Business Collective

The Earn Your Happy Podcast with Lori Harder

The Girls Gone WOD Podcast

The Sassy Dietician

What about the greeter? – MAMASTE 012

On episode 12 of the Mamaste Podcast, Ryann and I sit down and chat just the two of us. We discuss setting boundaries for our kids and how we set boundaries with our parents and how that has changed as we have become parents. We talk about kid hygiene (Ryann is adamant on always washing hands and I am a little more laid back, though I am working on it). I reveal my husbands bizarre parenting philosophies.

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Anna K. Gallagher – Hustle from the Heart – MAMASTE011

Anna K. Gallahger is a trained IO-Psychologist and Personal Development Coach. She is the author of the personal development blog, Hustle from the Heart, a platform devised of resources and guides aimed in helping ambitious individuals reach their fullest potential and live at the core of their true authentic-selves.

Anna’s mission is to help others step into an energized, filled and enriching life all while avoiding burnout!

I learned a lot from Anna. She experienced burnout first hand when she was working a corporate job. I realized that she did not need to live in a constant state of motion. We talk about creating boundaries but knowing that that might mean you have to reach out to make connections. Some other topics we touch in are abundance, fulfillment and alignment.

I hope you enjoy this episode!


Hustle from the Heart on Facebook

Anna K. Gallagher on Instagram

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Empowering and Educating child and parent. A talk with Annette Gerlitz Appel – MAMASTE010

Today on the Mamaste Podcast we welcome Annette Gerlitz Appel, educator, homeschooler, and mama of three girls.

We chat about parenting and education philosophies plus how to surround yourself with a tribe of people that are on the same page as you when it comes to empowering your kids (which makes things a lot easier).


Baby-led potty training

Delray Children’s Garden

We talk a lot about nature play and the benefit of climbing trees. Check out this article: 15 Reasons to Climb a Tree and other Benefits of Risky Play

For more on raising empowered kids check out this book: The Empowered Child

For more on nature based play, check out: Natural Start Alliance

Roots & Shoots, a Jane Goodall program

Girls Gone Wod Interview – MAMASTE009

Today on the Mamaste Podcast we welcome Joy and Claire of The Girls Gone WOD Podcast! *Insert fangirl screams here* (Jill has been following them for a while and is pretty much the ultimate Girls Gone WOD fangirl. In fact, they were the original inspiration for starting The Mamaste Podcast.) We dive right in by talking about how Oprah smells—yes, you read that right. These two are seriously just so down to earth and it’s like chatting with your two girlfriends who you’ve known forever.

Joy and Claire started Girls Gone WOD on a whim and it’s grown to a highly rated podcast in the health and nutrition category with a super loyal following. It’s been 5 years since they started out so Ryann wanted to know: “What’s the advice you would give the former version of you just starting out?” Joy remembered advice that one of her former bosses gave her: “Just start.” She continued by saying, “No matter what it is that you’re doing, you cannot mold it off what someone else is doing. Just do it and figure it out as you go.” Claire also talked about how there’s no room for comparison in following your passion. We couldn’t agree more!

What started as simply a creative outlet, The Girls Gone WOD Podcast, has quickly grown into a tribe of connected listeners and fans. Their number one goal is to “relate to people and build a tribe of people who just want feel welcome and know that they’re not alone.”

We also dove into the pressures of looking a certain way as a mother and about having conversations with our kids surrounding food and how it’s challenging because, let’s face it, most of the time our kids just wanna eat junk (who doesn’t!?). Actually, Claire’s son loves butter so much that it came up at his parent teacher conference. Clarie’s having her second baby in 2019 and they’ve also got some live events planned and a program launching too. Stay tuned for all that is to come—Joy and Claire seriously rock!


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Girls Gone Wod on Instagram

Girls Gone Wod Website

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In case you are not a Girls Gone Wod fan here are my 10 (ish….ok 11 I had already cut it down from 13) essential episodes if you have 10 plus hours to spare. You really can’t go wrong starting any where with their podcast. Lately, it has been quite good and now that they have two episodes a week you get a little bit of their excellent interview skills mixed with the Claire and Joy chit chat, and I mean chit chat in the best possible way.

1a) 1b)

2a) Eating Disorder Real Talk 2b) 2c)

3) Not a Hugger


5a) 5b)




9a) 10b)



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Resources For Mindful Mamas – MAMASTE008

Resources For Mindful Mamas

Today on The Mamaste Podcast, Ryann and Jill talk about what it’s like to be a new mom and

why it’s so important to find a mom crew. They dive into some foundational resources for new

moms and mamas looking to be more mindful. Google your city/county libraries, parks &

recreation, churches, community centers, etc. You can find everything from baby wearing

classes to drop off programs.

Additional Resources:

La Leche League

Boca Regional Breastfeeding Support Group


Shtulman Family Chiropractic


Nurture Your Newborn

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Nature’s Symphony


The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali

Magnesium Roll On

Postpartum Anxiety and Depression: find a support group and/or therapy if you need it.

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The Mamaste Podcast: Tracy Litt – MAMASTE007

Today on The Mamaste Podcast Ryann and Jill welcome Tracy Litt, founder of the Litt Factor, Mindset Coach, Rapid Transformational Therapist, and Author. Tracy shares so many pieces of wisdom for anyone who’s interested in becoming more mindful and how to start on a very basic level. It basically comes down to two things:

  1. Ownership – When we make a conscious decision to become aware of our thoughts and choose to own our own radical personal responsibility.
  2. Breathing – slowing down, creating space and observing our thoughts without judgment or analysis . When we’re born we have slow methodic breathing pattern. As we grow, our breathing becomes shallow. The breathing pattern that Tracy describes is commonly known as the Box breath- 4 breaths in, hold at the top for 4 seconds, breath out for 4 seconds.

Other Highlights:

Why is it so hard to change though? Decades of conditioning to be a certain way. As soon as we start to change, we trigger our brain into uncertainty. Our brain will do everything in its power to do everything it can to keep you in the certain.

Power of Choice: We must choose for 66 days consistently to create a lasting impactful habit. Staying vigilant means becoming aware of our thoughts and actions every single day.

“You’re so awesome, you did that so perfectly” is NOT what we should be saying to our kids. Tracy suggests that we set our kids up to enjoy the process not the outcome. Mistakes lead to learning, bottom line and practice makes progress. t’s really about being able to show them a different way. Or using language like “the choice you made wasn’t good” instead of shaming or degrading them as a person.

We need to ask ourselves “How can I get comfortable with imperfection being the new goal?” The scary part about perfectionism is that’s where our self-doubt lives. It’s really a form of torture and creates a habit loop of punishing ourselves.

It is so about who you are and so little about what you say because your energy shows up before you do. The best way to help your kids is to invest in yourself and do your own healing and do your own work first.


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The Mamaste Podcast – Catch up over Ketchup – MAMASTE006

Our sixth episode was recording post Thanksgiving so we talk about Ryann running a Turkey Trot where she saw Abby Wambach!!! How inspiration Abby and her wife Glennon Doyle are and how Ryann is basically best friends with them now. We touch on holiday eating, whole 30 and ketchup. We hope you enjoy!

This is a place for mostly mindful mammas to come as they are and to hear real talk about life as a parent while navigating through the sometimes messy journey we call motherhood. Each week we will bring you a topic or a guest that will enlighten, inspire and educate you mamma. We believe that motherhood is one of the most powerful catalysts for growth and can lead to the sacred path of finding out purpose in and out of our homes. Mamaste. The hot mess in us honors the hot mess in you mamma.

This podcast episode is supported in part by Ryann Watkin, educator, writer and creative. Click on the link above to check out her website and get your FREE purpose planner.

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The Mamaste Podcast: Sara Van Norman – MAMASTE005

Today we welcome Sara Van Norman, founder of Elevate Online Enterprises and long-time Delray Beach resident, to our cozy Podcast nook. Sara is a digital media whiz, website creator, wife, and mama.

Sara is the creative force behind Elevate Online Enterprises and her husband recently transitioned to work alongside with her in what they call “a lifestyle”. She shares an all-too relatable story about realizing the tremendous need for user friendly websites and how she took a leap of faith and built the confidence to start her own business. Sara and Bryan show their clients the value in having an online presence. “It’s tangible and you can see the results. We pride ourselves in finding synergy with companies.”

We asked Sara what the key to pursuing fulfillment is and she says “You really need to solidify what the vision is. There are so many different ways to live. There are all these different ways to be a mother. But we get this anxiety from the things we’re told we’re supposed to do. I think it’s figuring out what you really want.” She says something that’s helped them solidify their vision for their family’s lifestyle has been defining their values and principles. Sara recommends Ray Dalio’s Principles  to get started. “There’s gotta be some core things that are important and everything else need to fall to the wayside.”

We also talk about the importance of staying connected with your partner and consciously working towards being on the same page to share a common vision for your family. “We made a really conscious decision to do this because we want a lifestyle. We have a lot of passion for it.” Sara and her husband are finding that with conscious effort, they are able to create a lifestyle that fits their desires while raising their daughter Elodie in stride.

Of course, it’s not always easy. As Sara puts it, the initial transition into motherhood smacked her in the face. (It’s ok, Sara, motherhood is still smacking us in the face!) “But I was glad for the struggle,” she continued, “it made me better ya know?” She talks about how for a long time she took cues from social norms that didn’t feel authentic for her “I tried really hard to fit into this mold of this thing that I’m not.” Once she was able to cultivate the confidence needed to step into her own version of motherhood and business ownership, she says the shift was life-changing.

Van Norman jokes about manifesting her husband and making a list of what she wanted in a partner. “It’s hard work to do the things that really manifest change in your life.” On that note, Ryann says the best marriage advice is “Grow Together” and throws out an idea for a New Year’s Vision Board Party.

In addition to connecting with your partner, we agree that relationships and connections with other women can be one of the most beneficial things for women—especially early on in the motherhood journey when things can feel unsure and isolating.“You are in the experience of sheer utter beauty and share utter terror at the same time,” Sara recalls about those first months and years of her daughter’s life.


Elevate Online Enterprises on IG @elevateonlineenterprises

Elevate Online Enterprises

Lori Harder Dr. Joe Dispenza

Ted Talk My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

The Moms in Business Collective


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