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Sarah B. Yoga + Feldenkrais

Sarah has been creating podcast classes since 2007. Listen to free yoga and Feldenkrais® classes to support your home practice. Each podcast is an originally crafted class taught by Sarah Baumert. Episodes range in length, level and style. Sarah's teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries. Her cueing is effective, easy to follow, and uses visualizations of postures to allow for unexpected growth and depth. You will find live unplugged versions of her classes, as well as classes that are specifically produced for the podcast medium. Find more of Sarah's teaching including live online classes and self-paced courses at https://www.body-matter.com

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Welcoming Your Body Into the New Year: A Meditation
Episode 106: Today’s class is a short meditation that can be done lying down in savasana or sitting upright. Our inquiry of study during this meditation was inspired by two of my most influential teachers, Insight Meditation teacher Mark Nunberg and Feldenkrais trainer Jeff Haller. You won’t need anything for this class, except a cushion or blanket to sit on, or if you choose to lie down, please have any props you will need if you choose to do the meditation lying down. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
22:54 1/12/24
Getting to Know Your Spine
Episode 105: In this 35 minute practice we will be utilizing a thin blanket roll to wake up spinal flexion, extension and rotation all along the spine.  This is a warm up that I have been teaching variations of in many of my yoga classes lately. I hope you learn something about your spine!You can also find Level 1 and 2 yoga classes that start with this practice in the Body Matter Library. Just search for "Getting to Know Your Spine". Or access a full course that uses these concepts in A Tactile Spine - The Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais.Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
43:34 11/24/23
Weighted Breathing
Episode 104: Today’s class is a short breath awareness meditation done in savasana with a weight placed on the belly.You will need something heavy that you can place on your abdomen. If you have a yoga sandbag, this works great. Most people don’t have that, so I suggest finding one or two very thick books. A thick textbook could work well. If you are using a book, then you will also want to have a blanket or a towel that you can place underneath the book, so that the weight is not hard or pressing into any part of you in an uncomfortable way. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
19:43 11/17/23
Covering the Eyes - Feldenkrais
Episode 103: Today’s class is focused on calming the eyes. This class is similar to Episode 56, but I wanted to re record and re-teach the class, as it has been a popular episode and I wanted to get a higher quality audio version of it for you. In this short Feldenkrais lesson, the eyes, their state of calm, and the quality of our dark vision becomes a marker of the overall state of the nervous system. When one’s visual stimulation calms down, it can have a relaxing effect on the neck, jaw, breathing, face and more. And as a result, your whole self will settle down, get quiet and the sharpness of your vision can increase. So, let's see how we can organize our vision to make the orientation clear and smooth, so that the muscle tone in the whole body can become organized and engaged to do a function well. If you enjoy this lesson, you may consider joining the Feldenkrais Series:Being Good to Yourself: Caring for your Neck, Shoulders, Eyes, & BreathIn 8 lessons we explore how important the eyes are for organizing the rest of the body. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
38:45 11/10/23
Restoring Attention to the Breath
Episode 102: Today’s class is an exploration of the breath. In yoga, we call this pranayama. However today’s lesson will be more of a Feldenkrais inspired way of paying attention to the breath. With each proposal, each variation of breathing, I invite you to listen and take care. If at any moment you feel the way you are breathing creates tension or shortness of breath, please do the breathing proposal with much less intensity or even imagine the movement. If you enjoy this lesson, you may consider joining the Feldenkrais Series: Being Good to Yourself: Caring for your Neck, Shoulders, Eyes, & Breath In this series, we will explore lessons that promote self-connection and pleasure, finding equanimity in movement, and adapting to change with resilience. In a world where technology has become ever more prevalent, it can be easy to feel disconnected from our bodies, our emotions, and the people around us. Tension in the neck, shoulders and eyes can become a persistent nuisance, but through the gentle, exploratory movements of the Feldenkrais Method, we can find a sense of joy and connection that is uniquely human. Check out more info on this series that anyone can join via livestream or recordings. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Pure Spectrum CBD 15% Off Pure Spectrum CBD bath soaks, topicals, gummies and more! Check out my affiliate link and use SARAHBDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
59:20 9/8/23
Yoga Nidra - Non Sleep Deep Rest
Episode 101: A 25 minute Yoga Nidra class.  Yoga Nidra is a guided savasana that leads you into a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. The practice draws our attention inwards, and we can learn to slip between the states of wakefulness and sleep. This is a great class to do right before bed.Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Pure Spectrum CBD 15% Off Pure Spectrum CBD bath soaks, topicals, gummies and more! Check out my affiliate link and use SARAHBDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
32:49 8/4/23
Finding Freedom in Your Body
Episode 100: Today I am going to share with you an episode of the Expand Your Abilities Podcast with Jeffrey Schwinghammer. Jeffrey is a filmmaker and Feldenkrais practitioner and the director of the upcoming documentary on the Feldenkrais Method. I’m really enjoying how his podcast is breaking down some really complex principles of the Feldenkrais method. In his recent interview with me we discussed my background, how I came to teach both yoga and Feldenkrais, and how learning to move efficiently can enhance the quality of our life. Our conversation leads to talking about finding a sense of freedom in your body and how Feldenkrais is a way to unlearn any sense of having an external authority over your body. This is a huge topic, a topic that I am currently exploring in my Feldenkrais series Autonomy and Personal Freedom. So, I hope you enjoy this conversation about feeling free in your body, and how Feldenkrais and yoga complement each other. Be sure to check out some of Jeffrey’s other episodes of the  Expand Your Abilities Podcast. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
45:06 7/21/23
Harmonizing the Neck and Upper Back - Yoga + Feldenkrais Blended
Episode 99:This is a 40 minute live Feldenkrais + Yoga blended class focusing on communication between the neck, shoulders, and upper back. You will need a yoga blanket rolled into a cylindrical bolster. Upcoming Yoga + Feldenkrais Blended Class Series. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
49:46 6/30/23
Grounding Yoga for the Back Body
Episode 98: This is a 75 minute live yoga class focusing on stretching the posterior line of the body, hamstring attention, and weighted belly breathing. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
78:46 6/9/23
Yoga Nidra for Grief or Change
Episode 97: A 40 minute Yoga Nidra practice with the intention to support feelings of overwhelm that come with grief or change.Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
44:02 5/19/23
Hip Recovery Yoga: Post Run, Post Bike, or Post Garden Restoratives
Episode 96: A 30 minute recovery class full of supine hip stretches and a restful savasana. This is a great class to do as a recovery after a run, a long bike ride or hike, or an afternoon of gardening. You will need a wall space for todays class. 15% off your order of Pure Spectrum CBD products with this link. Or use code: SARAHBYOGA at check out for 15% off your order.  Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
41:41 3/31/23
Posture as A Dynamic System: A Feldenkrais® Approach to Posture
Episode 95: Today's podcast is constructed in two parts. First, I will be talking about posture as a dynamic system and giving some information on my Feldenkrais series, Posture Matters, explaining how a Feldenkrais approach to posture restoration is different from other modalities. Then we will go into an abbreviated lesson.  The lesson portion of today is a little taste of the first lesson in the Posture Matters series and begins around 21:33. Posture, including the tension in the shoulders and the neck that originates from a forwardness of one’s head is one of the most requested topics I get from students. It’s a difficulty that none of us are immune to. If you are interested in this work, join the Posture Matters series which can always be done as a self-paced course. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
70:57 3/17/23
Tech Antidote for Spine and Eyes: Yoga + Feldenkrais Blended
Episode 94: A 60 minute live class blending Feldenkrais and gentle yoga poses. In this class we explore creating a sense of width in the body. Oftentimes if our eyes have a more narrow focus (like when we are looking at a fixed object such as a screen), then our whole body can start to shrink inward and feel compressed. This is a fantastic practice to juice up the spine after a day of sitting and integrate the eyes after a day of looking at a screen. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
76:15 1/13/23
Rolling the Pelvis and Head with Leg Circles - Feldenkrais®
Episode 93:  A 60 minute Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lesson. It is the intro class for my new series Your Poetic Pelvis. Please have a comfortable place to lie on the floor. A carpeted floor or a rug works best for this lesson. If you are using a yoga mat, you may eventually want to bring your legs off of the yoga mat if it is creating too much friction. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
68:16 12/2/22
Decompress for a Longer Spine - 75 minute yoga
Episode 92:  A live 75 minute gentle yoga class. This class has a number of non-traditional sequences. Listen carefully and explore as you need to. Do what feels good!Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself. Right now you can get 20% off any Magic Mind pack or subscription with code SARAHB14. They are currently doing a 14 days of magic challenge. Check it out at magicmind.co and use code SARAHB14 for a 20% discount.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
83:01 11/18/22
Yoga Nidra for Deep Sleep
Episode 91:  A 40 minute Yoga Nidra class.  Yoga Nidra is a guided savasana that leads you into a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. The practice draws our attention inwards, and we can learn to slip between the states of wakefulness and sleep. This is a great class to do right before bed. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
48:30 10/28/22
Free Hips and Shoulders - Blending of Yoga + Feldenkrais
Episode 90:  A live 75 minute class blending yoga and the Feldenkrais method. In this class we push and pull against and away from the props to help free the hip and shoulder joints. Please have a looped strap, a blanket and a block.This class is an example of the kind of explorations done in my Yoga + Feldenkrais blended courses. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
81:14 10/7/22
Rolling a Ball from Hip to Hip with Pelvic Floor Awareness
Episode 89:  A short Feldenkrais lesson using the pubic bone, the tailbone, and the creases of the hip joints as anatomical places of reference and awareness. This mini lesson is an example of the direction that the lessons will start to take in the Pelvic Floor and Deep Core Rapport Series. This lesson continues the process of finding power and grace from your pelvis. What set's this practice apart from other pelvic explorations is the subtlety of it all and the inner connections you'll make from your perineum to your hip joints. For many people, this lesson may help you start to simply sense your hip joints as part of the pelvis. This is a nice lesson to pair with Episode 86: which was a yoga class with Pubic Bone Awareness.Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
30:40 9/16/22
The Pelvis as a Dynamic System: A Feldenkrais® Approach to Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health
Episode 88:  An informational podcast about pelvic floor and deep abdominal health. Pelvic Floor Health and Abdominal strengthening is one of the most requested topics I get from students. Today, I will be discussing why pelvic floor health is so important and give you some context for my series: The Pelvic Floor and Deep Core Rapport. The 8 week series will be taught livestream starting September 25th, with options to purchase the lessons to do as a self paced course. The function of the pelvic floor has a profound effect on our quality of life. So anything that can be done to bring more ease or a higher quality of control in this area can be revolutionary. For both men and women, improving the ability to both relax and engage the pelvic floor and the deep abdominal muscles can have positive effects on:Back painSensing a deeper and more relaxed breathEasier standing and walkingImproved BalanceHealing from hip replacements or abdominal surgeriesBetter sex through increased awareness, sensation and controlMore effective bladder controlLack of strength, coordination, or sensation in this area after giving birthSarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
26:45 9/2/22
Yoga Restoratives with Detail
Episode 87:  A 40 minute yoga class of slow active restoratives. We mostly focus on three poses, a shoulder opener, a twist, and a restorative backbend. With attention and detail, we will unstick the shoulder blades, move into a twist and a backbend, practice neck awareness, softening the chest, and feeling a tone in the lower belly. You can have a single block and blanket handy for class.Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
44:06 8/5/22
Sensing the Pubic Bone - Live Yoga
Episode 86:  A 75 minute live class blending yoga and the Feldenkrais method. We will use the pubic bone as an anatomical place of reference and awareness. Using a multidisciplinary approach, including breathing practices, myofascial release, active and passive stretching, acquaint yourself with the subtle movements of the pelvis.At the beginning of the class, we locate the pubic bone on our own bodies. Not sure where the pubic bone is? For an image of area of the pubic bone that we locate check out the blog post for this episode. If this class resonates with you, you may enjoy a deeper study with this blended Yoga + Feldenkrais approach through my self-paced and livestream courses: The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisYoga + Feldenkrais-  Psoas and Diaphragm FocusIntro to Yoga + FeldenkraisSarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
82:27 7/22/22
Relaxed Eyes - Soften the System Feldenkrais®
Episode 85:  The third and final class I am posting as an introduction to the Body Matter Feldenkrais® series, Soften the System.Today we take another Feldenkrais® approach to practicing the ability to settle the body. This class again utilizes the powerful effect that calming the hands can have on our whole system, including our eyes. If you resonate with TODAY’s approach, you may be interested in these self-paced Feldenkrais audio series:Soften the System Feldenkrais® SeriesSensing Subtlety and Satisfaction Feldenkrais® SeriesUnraveling Body Anxiety Feldenkrais® SeriesSarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
69:32 7/1/22
Marbles and Jellyfish - Inhabiting the Hands - A Feldenkrais® Bell Hand Variation
Episode 84:  The second of a series of classes I am posting as an introduction to the Body Matter Feldenkrais® series, Soften the System.Today we take another Feldenkrais® approach to practicing the ability to settle the body. This class utilizes the powerful effect that calming the hands can have on our whole system. Our hands, palm, and fingers take up an enormous amount of room in our motor cortex. And if we can effectively calm and inhibit the unnecessary of activity in one area of the motor cortex, the process tends to spread and extend to other areas in the motor cortex.  Areas beyond just the hand can thus be affected. We think we are doing something with our hand, but we are doing something with our brain! Feel how the softening spreads, and the relaxed feeling generalizes throughout your whole system. If you resonate with TODAY’s approach, you may be interested in these self-paced Feldenkrais audio series:Soften the System Feldenkrais SeriesSensing Subtlety and Satisfaction Feldenkrais SeriesUnraveling Body Anxiety Feldenkrais SeriesSarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
69:44 6/24/22
Mobilizing and Connecting to the Ribs - Feldenkrais®
Episode 83:  The first of a series of classes I will be posting as an introduction to the upcoming Body Matter Feldenkrais series, Soften the System. Today we take a very gentle Feldenkrais approach to mobilizing the chest by connecting the shoulders to the ribs and sternum. There will also be a few movements with the jaw. I invite you to be incredibly kind with your jaw when doing those movements.If you resonate with TODAY’s approach, you may be interested in these self-paced Feldenkrais audio series:Soften the System Feldenkrais SeriesSensing Subtlety and Satisfaction Feldenkrais SeriesUnraveling Body Anxiety Feldenkrais SeriesSarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
48:25 6/17/22
A Re-Introduction
Episode 82:  A reintroduction of the Sarah B Yoga podcast and your teacher Sarah Baumert. Even if you have been listening for a while, or you’ve known me since the beginning of my teaching, this could still be a fun listen. This podcast does date back to 2007! I will talk a little about my evolution in teaching, how I became interested in the Feldenkrais method, and how I integrate the method into my yoga classes. New episodes are coming out weekly on Fridays. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
25:01 6/10/22
Full Body Grounding: Connections from Feet to Head
Episode 81:  A grounding practice that gives you effective learning tools for nervous system care, pain management, and finding ease while the body is in a stress response. This episode uses a rocking motion often associated with self soothing and we continue our look at neck care by zooming out to the whole system. This Feldenkrais approach to Neck Care connects the ankles, the pelvis, and the whole self to how the neck moves. It might seem like your ankles or feet would have nothing to do with your neck tension. So, let’s find out! If there is tension or a lot of pain in the neck, focusing only there and bringing more and more of your attention to the place that hurts may not always be a wise idea! If you resonate with TODAY’s approach or are finding that your neck pain may be linked to jaw tension, for an even deeper study of this topic from a Feldenkrais lens, you can check out the: Sensing Subtlety and Satisfaction Jaw Series, andUnraveling Body Anxiety Feldenkrais Series.To access all the neck care resources, you can of course check out the previous podcast episodes on Neck CARE and this Sample video class that works with these similar concepts, register to watch the class here.Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
39:44 5/27/22
Neck Care Part 4 - Neck and Shoulder Relationships
Episode 80:  A Feldenkrais approach to Neck Care, connecting the shoulders, the chest, and the whole self to how the neck moves, and how the neck can feel supported. With poor postural organization, it’s common that the muscles of your neck are forced to work overtime to hold your head up. If you are trying all of the neck classes in this series, take note of which approach you are finding most helpful and supportive for you, and then return to those episodes. If you resonate with TODAY’s approachFor an even deeper study of this topic from a Feldenkrais lens, you can check out myFreeing the Neck and Shoulders Feldenkrais Series, andUnraveling Body Anxiety Feldenkrais Series. To access all the neck care resources, you can of course check out the previous podcast episodes on Neck CARE. Episode 77 - Neck Care Part 1:  AwarenessEpisode 78 - Neck Care Part 2:  StrengthEpisode 79 - Neck Care Part 3:  MobilityI currently have a sample video class that works with these similar concepts, register to watch the class here.Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
38:04 5/20/22
Neck Care Part 3 - Mobility
Episode 79:  Neck Care Part 3 - Mobility. Part 1 was awareness, Part 2, strength, and now we will take a  more in depth look at stretching the neck safely. It’s important not to view the neck as something we tug and pull at and just stretch aggressively. This is why I am taking a comprehensive look at the many ways we can approach neck care. If you are trying all of the neck classes in this series, you can take note of which approach you are finding most helpful and supportive for you and then return to those episodes. If you are enjoying these neck care classes, and would like a longer version of the class, with visuals, I currently have a sample video class that works with these similar concepts, register to watch the class here. For an even deeper study of this topic you can check out my Freeing the Neck and Shoulders Series, and Unraveling Body Anxiety Series, both of which are Feldenkrais focused. You will need one to two blankets for class. A large bath towel or other firm blanket will suffice. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
46:09 5/13/22
Neck Care Part 2 - Strength
Episode 78:  Improve text neck discomfort and build strength in the right places for your neck. Last week’s podcast was mostly awareness of the neck and releasing of unnecessary habitual tension held in the neck. This week, we take a look at how to strengthen the neck and reverse the effects of the forward and down head action, (sometimes referred to as “text neck”), and the pain that comes with that.  This class strengthens the upper back and neck extensors. Most of this class could be done sitting at your desk as a way to help learn some new and better habits for neck health and to take a short break from looking at your devices. Try it on its own, or pair it with Episode 77.Do you need some visuals for class? I currently have a sample video class that works with these similar concepts, register to watch the class here. And for an even deeper study of this topic you can check out my Freeing the Neck and Shoulders Series, and Unraveling Body Anxiety Series, both of which are Feldenkrais focused. You will need one yoga blanket and blocks for class. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
19:15 5/6/22
Neck Care Part 1 - Awareness
Episode 77:  A short 35 minute practice with a focus on neck care, awareness, and education. It is an example of how I blend yoga and Feldenkrais principles in my classes.  If you enjoyed this class, and would like a longer version of the class, with visuals, I currently have a sample video class that works with these similar concepts, register to watch the class here. There is not going to be a lot of deep neck stretching in this class. Over stretching the neck too aggressively is actually something we wanted to be kind of careful with. Our neck has a lot of potential for mobility. And sometimes we actually use the neck more than we need to because other parts of the body, particularly your thoracic spine, tend to be tight and this area of spine may not move as much as it could, thus borrowing the movement from the neck. So if you feel like your neck is working over time, this class is for you. You will need one yoga blanket rolled into a cylinder for class.And for an even deeper study of this topic you can check out my Freeing the Neck and Shoulders Series, and Unraveling Body Anxiety Series, both of which are Feldenkrais focused. Sarah Baumert has been teaching movement since 2006. She is a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner. This podcast is an intersection of her yoga teaching and training in the Feldenkrais® method. Classes include sensory rich movement experiences for a more resilient and healthy nervous system to help you feel a greater sense of ease and comfort in yourself.Upcoming Courses with Sarah: Pelvic Floor, Psoas, and Abdominals - The Blending of Yoga + FeldenkraisThe Secret Language of the Arms: A Shoulder and Arm Release Through Awareness Support the showFind more of Sarah's teaching on Body Matter.Self-paced coursesBody Matter library membership Leave a review on itunes, spotify, or google.Support the show to help keep these podcasts free and accessible for everyone!Website I Course Library I Instagram I Newsletter I LinkedIn
46:39 4/29/22

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