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How Yoga & Meditation Can Improve an Athlete’s Game

How Yoga & Meditation Can Improve an Athlete’s Game

September 6, 2019




Victor Stringer, international best-selling author of "Yogi on the Green" joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Yoga Channels.


Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Victor Stringer discuss the following:

  1. When did you incorporate yoga into your golf game and how did that come about?
  2. How has yoga improved your golf game mentally, physically and spiritually?
  3. What do you mean when you say be “mindful” where you are when you are there when playing golf?
  4. How do you use meditation when playing golf, and what techniques do you use?
  5. How does the combination of golf and yoga reduce stress on and off the golf course?
  6. Tell us more about the Asana position and how it helps a golfer over time gain strength, endurance and flexibility?

Victor Stringer started playing golf 30 years ago and at one point had a 3 handicap. An avid athlete Stringer has enjoyed playing basketball, tennis and was a road bicyclist competing in several 100-mile cycling events in the U.S. and Mexico. He incorporated yoga into his life which helped him emotionally, mentally and physically on and off the golf course.

Today he is a certified yoga instructor in Kundalini Yoga, member of Kundalini 3Ho Foundation International, National Council on Strength Fitness (NCSF), as well as a member of the Southern California Golf Association. As a U.S. Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder, Stringer is owner and President of the global company, VR Camelot Inc. Stringer is also the author of Yogi on the Green, a #1 international bestseller in three categories in nine countries.




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The Transformative Power of Language

The Transformative Power of Language

July 3, 2019




Mary Lyn Jenkins the owner of Big Fish Power Yoga studios in Jacksonville, Florida who has been named the best studios in Jacksonville & author of the book The Transformative Power of Language joins eHealth Radio and the Health/Wellness & Yoga Channels.


Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Mary Lyn Jenkins discuss the following:

  1. Why did you start the practice of yoga?
  2. There's a lot of talk about meditation these days. Why do you think it's so important?
  3. What is it about language and speaking that you see making the biggest difference through your business & personal life?
  4. How does a full-time business owner, mother, writing books, teaching, and anything else work in your marriage?
  5. What do you do every morning to get ready for any day?

Mary Lyn Jenkins is the owner of Big Fish Power Yoga studios in Jacksonville, Florida – they’ve been named the best studios in Jacksonville. She, and her team, teach power yoga and trainings as a leadership skill. She teaches everyone from the NFL – Jacksonville Jaguars –  to kids, and believes the practice of yoga and meditation is what will change the world.

Mary Lyn moved to Jacksonville, Florida from Seattle, Washington in 2007. After studying Art and Journalism at Auburn University, she worked for fifteen years in the world of interior design, art and set design creating for private homes, publications, and advertising. Her start was with Southern Living Magazine, and soon thereafter, she and her husband moved west where she was based in the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area of San Francisco. While in Seattle, yoga became her practice and training was for fun. After almost ten years, she returned to the South with her husband and began teaching yoga while waiting for the economy crash to subside.

With the support of her family, the vision for Big Fish Power Yoga became clear and opened in 2010. It was the result of her passion for beauty, team building, creativity and expanding service and leadership with power yoga as the medium.

As an E- RYT 500, Mary Lyn has spent thousands of hours training and believes strongly in her ongoing studentship. She is passionate about empowering others. She teaches classes, leads teams, and facilitates trainings.

Mary Lyn has served on the Leadership Board for Africa Yoga Project, partners closely with local non-profits and businesses throughout the country, facilitates recovery yoga for the NFL, and was on the cover of nationally recognized Yoga Journal Magazine in 2016. Mary Lyn’s commitment is to elevate yoga education and more so, to disrupt status quo. Big Fish has consistently been voted Jacksonville’s best yoga studios and is the official studio of the Jacksonville Jaguars. She considers partnership to be the most powerful instrument for positive change.





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The Compassionate Entrepreneur: New approaches for the body work & wellness industry

The Compassionate Entrepreneur: New approaches for the body work & wellness industry

January 17, 2019




Tiffany Ryan, PhD, MSW, LMT, RYT200, Co-Founder, Yomassage, a resource for wellness professionals and individuals offering a fusion of relaxing, supported yoga poses with hands-on massage therapy joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. Dr. Ryan is a director of trauma therapies for Our Lady of the Lake University, a massage therapist and certified yoga instructor.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Tiffany Ryan discuss the following:

  1. Why is touch an important part of health and wellness?
  2. How does integrating massage, restorative yoga (stretch) and mindfulness techniques help the client?
  3. What are the pain points for massage therapists and bodywork practitioners in managing and growing their business?
  4. What are the bigger trends for the massage/bodywork industry right now, and what will 2019 look like?
  5. Do you have any advice for current or would-be massage practitioners to be successful in this industry?

Yomassage is changing the massage industry with a combination of massage therapy and restorative yoga, offering training and certification for massage therapist professionals. Yomassage is an innovation that helps therapists extend their careers and increase revenue, by serving multiple clients, offering a unique experience and creating an entrepreneurial opportunity to establish or expand their practice. For clients, Yomassage provides an affordable option for regular self-care through body work, delivering a restorative yoga experience with therapeutic massage at a price that makes it easy to include as part of a self-care routine.




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The Courage to Rise: Using Movement, Mindfulness, and Healing Foods to Triumph over Trauma

The Courage to Rise: Using Movement, Mindfulness, and Healing Foods to Triumph over Trauma

November 21, 2018




Liz Arch, International Yoga Instructor, the Creator of Primal Yoga and Author of The Courage to Rise: Using Movement, Mindfulness, and Healing Foods to Triumph over Trauma joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Liz Arch discuss the following:

  1. Domestic Violence is a silent epidemic: Did you know...
  2. What is Trauma-Informed Yoga?
  3. How does Trauma-Informed Yoga differ from mainstream yoga?
  4. Share with our listeners, research-backed tools to help people heal and release trauma in the body and mind.
  5. You are releasing your first book this December, The Courage to Rise, tell us about the book and what you hope readers will take away?
  6. Where can listeners pre-order a copy?

Liz Arch is an international yoga teacher, martial artist, author, mom, and the creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic fusion of yoga and martial arts focused on empowerment and self-healing. She is also a certified Domestic Violence Counselor Advocate and currently serves as the West Coast director of the nonprofit organization Purple Dot Yoga Project, which uses yoga as a healing tool to help individuals overcome the trauma of domestic violence. She leads transformative teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats around the world.

Liz has a diverse background in several different martial arts styles including traditional Northern-style Kung Fu, Yang-style Tai Chi, Self-Healing Qigong, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She holds a Tai Chi Quan Certification from the Beijing Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy located in Santa Monica, CA and has competed and medaled in local and national Kung Fu and Tai Chi competitions. She holds multiple yoga certifications, including a SmartFlow Yoga certification from Annie Carpenter, a Yoga Tune Up® certification from Jill Miller, and a Trauma-Informed Yoga certification from Hala Khouri and Kyra Haglund. She is also trained in Yoga Nidra and breathwork for trauma release. In addition to her movement background, she holds a plant-based nutrition certificate from Cornell’s T. Collin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

Liz has appeared on the covers of international magazines including Yoga Journal, Om Yoga Magazine, and Yoga Life Magazine. She has also been featured in national ad campaigns for Under Armour and contributes as a health and wellness expert for MyFitnessPal, the world’s most popular health and fitness app.

She is a firm believer in the capacity of yoga to heal on a physical and emotional level and is passionate about helping people step into their greatest strength, personal empowerment, and resiliency.

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If considering starting a yoga practice with Doreen Hing of Plank

If considering starting a yoga practice with Doreen Hing of Plank

August 24, 2014

Doreen Hing, the Founder & Creator of Plank, the only company that creates yoga mats with a grip that is activated by the body heat joins eHealth Radio and the Yoga Information Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Doreen Hing discuss the following:

  • For those that missed your last interview, remind the audience what’s different about Plank & its heat activated connect yoga mats?
  • What advice can you give to those who are considering starting a yoga practice?
  • How do long time yoga practioners prevent themselves from being injured or bored with their practice?
  • What has been your biggest discovery as part of your yoga practice?
  • What new projects or products is Plank working on?

Duration: 12:05

When Plank’s Founder, former shoe designer and full time fashionista, Doreen Hing, discovered the incredible benefits of yoga and how it positively affected other aspects of her life, she knew she had to share this fantastic sense of awareness and well-being with others the only way she knew how – through design.

Doreen set out to design a yoga mat in a style that reflected her attitude toward life and her unique sense of humor. She created four provocative, intriguing and conversation-starting designs including Plank’s Cobra Yoga Mat, Signature Plank Yoga Mat, Pills Yoga Mat, and Shag Yoga Mat.

While exploring the technology to imprint high-quality photo imagery onto the yoga mats, Doreen and the lab discovered the surface coating developed to protect the artwork had increased grip potential when body heat and pressure were applied.

Now, Plank develops and designs the only body heat activated grip yoga mat, a line of mat carriers, bags & purses for any yoga lifestyle, all the while promoting yoga as a vehicle for extraordinary well-being. We’re committed to creating yoga inspired products to enhance a person’s yoga experience visually, physically, physiologically and perhaps, thoughtfully too.

Inhale. Exhale. Enjoy. Plank.

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Booty Barre at Yoga Reflections in Mattawan, Michigan

Booty Barre at Yoga Reflections in Mattawan, Michigan

June 23, 2014

Joy Kakabeeke, certified yoga instructor, holistic wellness coach and owner of Yoga Reflections in Mattawan, Michigan joins eHealth Radio and the Yoga and Fitness Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Joy Kakabeeke discuss the following:

  • I understand you recently received a business award. Can you tell me about that?
  • How did you get into the yoga and wellness business?
  • Who can do yoga? Do you have to be really flexible?
  • I know that there are a lot of different styles of yoga our there. Can you describe a bit more about the styles offered at Yoga Reflections?
  • Word is spreading that you're offering a new fitness trend at your studio. Can you tell me about that? 

Duration: 10:40

Joy Kakabeeke has worn many hats before opening her studio in 2010.  She graduated from Arizona State University in 1996 with a degree in Mathematics Secondary Education.  She began teaching high school and college level mathematics in 1996 and while continuing her education at the University of Phoenix.  She graduated with a Masters in Educational Leadership in 1999 and continued to teach in Phoenix, Arizona through 2001. 

Joy moved back to Michigan in the summer of 2001 and began teaching mathematics at Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo.  After giving birth to her daughter in 2006, Joy taught for just a while longer and then retired from teaching.  Since then, she continues to work hard as a mother and she also works part time as a Caribbean and European Specialist for Paradise Getaways, LLC.

Joy has been practicing yoga since 2005.  She found that, after a serious car accident and then being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, yoga far exceeded her expectations for better health.  Joy Kakabeeke completed her teacher training and became a certified yoga teacher in the summer of 2010.  Shortly thereafter, she opened up Yoga Reflections so that she can share the wonderful benefits of yoga with others.

All of the certified, experienced and trained instructors at Yoga Reflections truly understand that each person's abilities are different and have a varying degree of limitation.  By focusing on proper techniques and alignment, the yoga and Pilates postures can benefit anyone.  And, you don't have to be able to put your foot behind your head to achieve those benefits!

Whether you are an athlete, new to fitness and health, have arthritis or chronic pain, a consistent yoga and Pilates practice will benefit you.

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Twitter: @MattawanYoga

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Dr. Marc Halpern

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Dr. Marc Halpern

December 1, 2013

Dr. Marc Halpern, one of the leaders in the field of Yoga Therapy in the United States and the Founder and Director of the California College of Ayurveda joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Yoga Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Marc Halpern discuss the following:

  • Yoga has become a household word. Ayurveda is still new but its popularity is growing rapidly. What is the relationship between these two practices?
  • I seem to be hearing the term "Yoga Therapy" more and more often. Can you tell me what Yoga Therapy is?
  • You specialize in a type of Yoga Therapy called Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. Can you tell our audience about this?
  • Can you give some simple examples of how yoga can be approached on an individual basis?
  • How does someone become an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist?

Duration: 18:43

Dr. Marc Halpern is the founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda and the author of the popular book, Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda. A leader in the fields of Ayurveda and Yoga, he is the co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (USA) and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.  He also sits on the advisory boards of Light on Ayurveda Journal in the United States and the Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine in India.

Dr. Halpern’s contributions to the field have earned him the highest level of awards in both countries.  He has published hundreds of articles in popular journals and magazines of Ayurveda and Yoga and is a regular speaker at Ayurvedic and Yoga conferences.  A Doctor of Chiropractic, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, a certified Yoga Teacher in the Sivananda tradition, a Specialist in Holistic Medicine, an author and teacher, Dr. Marc Halpern gives 100% to his passion for healing and removing the causes of suffering.


Nelumbo Yoga Therapy with Kelly McArdle

Nelumbo Yoga Therapy with Kelly McArdle

November 10, 2013

Kelly McArdle, a registered Yoga Therapist, owner of Nelumbo Yoga Therapy, providing Therapeutic techniques to clients one on one, and in small therapeutic group settings joins eHealth Radio and the Yoga and Fitness Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kelly McArdle discuss the following:

  • What is the difference between Yoga and Yoga Therapy?
  • Why Yoga Therapy in this day and age? And what are the techniques used?
  • What population do you work with using Yoga Therapy?
  • Is yoga for everyone?
  • What are the benefits of Yoga Therapy?

Duration: 8:00

Kelly McArdle is a yoga therapist & counsellor utilizing yogic techniques to promote healing. She has been studying yoga (hot, regular, restorative and everything in between!) for the last 11 years as well as eastern philosophy for 7 years. 

She is trained and certified in Anusara-style Yoga Therapy, focusing on anatomy and physiology, holistic therapy, Anusara structural manual adjustments, asana for chronic pain and diseases, Ayurvedic philosophy and doshic assessment, and chakra balancing. She has also received training from Dana Moore and Yoga for Trauma, Yoga Warriors training for Trauma-Survivors, children’s yoga teaching certification through PowerYoga Canada, and seniors yoga certification through Annette Wertman, Ageless Yoga and Esther Myers Yoga.

Kelly currently works as the Yoga Therapist on staff at The Bear Clinic, Integrated Healthcare in Oakville ON. She has worked professionally in many counselling environments including corporate, private sector career counselling, social service counselling for homeless and/or drug addicted young adults, facilitator teaching education-based programs for children 0-5 years old, and a recreational counsellor for seniors with various mental health diagnoses. She also has a preoccupation with, and counselling background in, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Kelly has been a member of The School of Philosophy, Toronto, for 7 years. She is also a member of a psychiatric clinic in Oakville as the Yoga Therapist on staff.

Through her years of experience she has grown more and more convinced of the mind-body interrelationship and the need for a counselling therapy that addresses people along the mind-body relationship in order to promote effective, long-term healing.

She is very much interested in the integration of brain sciences, mindfulness and contemplative practices in focusing on activating the brain in very positive ways.

Yoga therapy is a relatively new industry (although based on ancient wisdom it is redesigned for contemporary health issues). Kelly is very excited to be working on the cutting edge of this therapy assisting people to regain health, wellness and contentment.

Please feel free to contact Kelly any time.


Founder of Yogasync TV, Al Hall

Founder of Yogasync TV, Al Hall

January 1, 2013


Al Hall the Founder of Yogasync TV who is a long time yogi for nearly 15 years joins eHealth Radio and the Health, Fitness and Yoga Channels.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Al Hall discuss the following:

  • What's special about yoga and how does it help improve ones health?
  • Who's yoga for?
  • Where should a beginner get started with yoga?
  • How does yogasync compare a standard yoga DVD / video podcast etc.?
  • What about those with some experience in yoga, is Yogasync TV suitable for them?


Al Hall is long time yogi, futurist, technology geek, crossed with a warrior of the possible and is the guy that in in early 2009 had the idea "lets build Yogasync". Three years later, after assembling the team to do it and 1000's of collective hours of work, now we have the platform that you are using today. Al's passions are beach volleyball, surfing, health, well-being, philosophy, teaching, creating new possibilities and of course technology. His work combines everything from directing, to camera operator, to video editor, quality control. He is an avid user of Yogasync and is excited about it's future, the teaching contained in it and its ability to empower people globally to a live a healthier, brighter & more peaceful life.

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The Face Yoga Method with Fumiko Takatsu

The Face Yoga Method with Fumiko Takatsu

October 28, 2012


Fumiko Takatsu the creator of the Face Yoga Method and best selling author of five books on Face Yoga joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Fitness Channel. Fumiko has just released her first English version ebook on Face Yoga called “The Ultimate Guide To The Face Yoga Method”.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Fumiko Takatsu discuss the following:

  • What is face yoga?
  • How did you get started doing face yoga?
  • What sort of results have your face yoga students seen?
  • If one has had a facelift or botox can they still practice the face yoga method and get results?
  • How does one pick the best face yoga routine for them?


Fumiko has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. At the age of 44 she has
a timeless, glowing beauty. Since 2006 Fumiko has pioneered the
unique techniques that make up facial yoga, and is one of the best known
face exercise instructors in Japan. The results she found in her own face
and those of her students speak for themselves.

Frequently traveling between Japan and the United States, Fumiko hosts
events and workshops in both countries. She has spent the past 4 years
 teaching, creating Face Yoga Method DVDs, writing books, developing the Face Yoga Method products and making frequent appearances on TV and in magazine articles in Japan. Her Japanese books have been translated in Chinese, Korean and Thai and sold in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. She also has appeared on Korean TV shows. But it is the one on one interactions of a facial yoga class that are the most rewarding to Fumiko, helping students discover their most beautiful face and inner self.

Currently Fumiko provides written and video contents for a subscription based Facial Yoga cellular phone application in Japan and blogs regularly on her site She splits her time between Tokyo and California and lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Henry and a daughter Nina.


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