Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 31: Breathe, Sister: Breath Work and Mindfulness with Ava Johanna

Ava Johanna believes wellness tools should be available to everyone. Originally a “selfish journey” she realized that access to mindfulness, whole and healthy foods, yoga and meditation were privileges that she’d like to make more accessible through her platform and advocacy. We talk about consumer activism and how information and access is everything.

Ava is a celebrity meditation and movement instructor, host of The Alchemized Life Podcast, and content creator based out of Los Angeles, California. Whether on the podcast or on the mat, Ava works with individuals to activate their soul’s purpose, create powerful daily routines, and elevate every area of their life simply by adjusting their mindset through movement and fully embodying the energy of empowerment and confidence. She has been featured on major wellness publications such as MindBodyGreen, Wanderlust’s 35 Under 35, Life&Style Magazine, and Yoga Journal.

We dig into identity, mental models and helpful practices that you can incorporate in your own life. Ava shares tips for beginner equal ratio breath work and engaging your parasympathetic nervous system.

I love Ava’s encouragement to create mindfully and intentionally and to approach every relationship with grace, compassion and empathy.

Connect with Ava Johanna:

Instagram: @avajohanna
Facebook: Facebook.com/theavajohanna
Twitter: @theavajohanna
Podcast: bit.ly/alchemizedlife

As always, please subscribe to this podcast, leave a review and don’t forget to share with your friends. I’m always interested in content that uplifts, so if you have things you’d like to hear about, please share them with me in the comments. You can also find me on Instagram @ms.jeanetteschneider or Twitter @msjwrites.

If you want some help moving toward that intentional life, join me every week on my intention journey. I’m inviting you. Totally free. From my heart to your inbox. Sign up for my #girltribe at jeanetteschneider.com and before you even wake up on Monday mornings there will be a huge dose of motivation waiting for you. Yes, I will wake you up on Monday morning with intention setting prompts and give you some tips as to what is setting my soul on fire. On Fridays I’m going to remind you to let go, recharge, and love yourself up with some self care prompts to get present in your down time. Intentional living is where it’s at, y’all!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J


Gold With Jeanette Schneider Episode 22: Yoga + Meditation > Anxiety with Rosie Acosta

Rosie Acosta is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Teacher Trainer. She is an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. An East Los Angeles Native, troubled teen who suffered from depression, anxiety, and overeating and turned her life around with Yoga + Meditation. 

Rosie, a Certified Nutritionist + Life Coach and Founder of Radically Loved Yoga Health and Wellness, she has used her expertise to work with NFL Champions, NBA All-Stars, Olympic Athletes, as well as students in her community and as a volunteer with At Risk Youth and Afghanistan Veterans. 

In all her work, Rosie teaches and practices RADICAL LOVE and uses this as a guiding force to overcome adversity. Through yoga, healthy lifestyle choices, mantra, and self-inquiry she aspires to help others find their unique gifts and fire within, she creates practices for her students and connects with people in a way that helps her students live radically loved lives. Her articles can be found in Mantra magazine, MindBodyGreen, FOX News Latino, Pop Sugar Fitness, Well+Good, and Evolve Fit Wear. She can be found teaching yoga and coaching workshops around the country as well as leading international teacher trainings. Rosie is also a proud ambassador for Yoga Journal, City Silence, Manduka, and Living Yoga. 

So many people ask me about my yoga and meditation practice and I think this episode will shed some light into the beauty of both and how to approach what may seem scary if you haven’t gotten the spirit just yet!
I love Rosie’s passion for her practice and her desire to lead the way for others because of her own personal experience. Yoga and meditation has changed lives and I hope you take some great tips or even the whisperings to begin your own practice if you haven’t already. If you have, take the pressure off your shoulders when you don’t feel like it is going well, and feel the blessings in the in-between. It is outside of meditation that you find its benefits.

You can find Rosie on IG @rosieacosta and at her website www.radicallyloved.com

Rosie and I talk about doing deep work to uncover your messaging which is the cardinal point of my new book LORE: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future. Get into the work with me. LORE is available now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. 

As always, please subscribe to this podcast, leave a review and don’t forget to share with your friends. I’m always interested in content that uplifts, so if you have things you’d like to hear about, please share them with me in the comments. You can also find me on Instagram @ms.jeanetteschneider or Twitter @msjwrites. 

If you want some help moving toward that intentional life, join me every week on my intention journey. I’m inviting you. Totally free. From my heart to your inbox. Sign up for my love notes at jeanetteschneider.com and before you even wake up on Monday mornings there will be a huge dose of motivation waiting for you. Yes, I will wake you up on Monday morning with intention setting prompts and give you some tips as to what is setting my soul on fire. On Fridays I’m going to remind you to let go, recharge, and love yourself up with some self care prompts to get present in your down time. Intentional living is where it’s at, y’all!


Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”
In your ears, filling your heart.


Xo,


J