The Modern Yoga Podcast

Joyce Atherton & Mary Beth Tweardy

Join our hosts Joyce ERYT & Mary Beth ERYT as they discuss topics related to yoga and overall wellness. This is a weekly podcast that will feature special guests & much more.The Modern Yoga Podcast is about the teachers, classes, and community at Modern Yoga, which are 2 studios in Strongsville & Brecksville Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Joyce and her husband James own the studio. Mary Beth has been teaching at Modern Yoga since (almost) the very beginning. The community around this little studio is pretty unique. People really like each other and tend to hang out together often. Modern Yoga has a book club, softball teams, and bowling teams among other off-the-mat activities. Listen in for a fun and interesting spin on what yoga means to us! read less
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Episódios

Whispers of Spring: Navigating Life's Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between
22-02-2024
Whispers of Spring: Navigating Life's Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between
As a hint of spring fills the air, Joyce and Mary Beth find themselves recounting tales that capture the essence of the season. Conversation dances between the ups and downs of dog ownership, including the more tender moments , sharing their experiences with the love and loss that come with caring for aging pets—heartfelt stories that resonate with anyone who's ever had a furry family member.No episode is complete without a dash of inspiration, which we find in the resilience of Jeremy Renner. His story of motivation and survival following a near-fatal accident reflects the enduring human spirit, a theme further explored as they recount their own stories of boundary-setting and finding internal strength. From the practicalities of car maintenance to the poetic musings of springtime identity, Joyce & Mary Beth thread humor and candor throughout their reflections, proving that life's journey is as eclectic as the music on our current playlists.And speaking of journeys, we dive feet-first into DNA discoveries, marveling at the surprises our genes reveal, and the impact this knowledge has on our sense of self. There is even  a chuckle over being compared to a certain Pokemon by beloved family members. Join them as they navigate the twists and turns of international banking, the contemplative choice between gas and electric cars, and the joy of embracing our unique heritage—even when it includes a penchant for eating like Snorlax.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Embarking on a Somatic Voyage: Yoga, Laughter, and Life's Unexpected Lessons
11-01-2024
Embarking on a Somatic Voyage: Yoga, Laughter, and Life's Unexpected Lessons
Join us as we navigate through the intricate dance of the mind and body, where the concept of 'somatic' in yoga really starts to unravel. We're dissecting the buzzword of the moment and debating whether it's just another fad or a transformative evolution of traditional yoga. With a spotlight on pandiculation—a fascinating three-step somatic technique—we're revealing how this practice might just be the key to unlocking a whole new level of muscle relaxation and emotional healing within your yoga routine.Ever had a health scare that sent you spiraling down the internet rabbit hole, only to end up more confused than when you started? Yeah, us too. This episode isn't just about yoga; it's a hearty blend of personal mishaps and triumphs, the influence of technology on our health decisions, and, of course, a dose of dog-induced happiness. As we reflect on our own lives, including a humorous bear encounter and our transformation into seasoned mountain dwellers, you'll find yourself laughing along and perhaps seeing your own life reflected in our quirky stories.Wrapping up, we turn introspective, sharing how yoga can be a catalyst for personal growth and an unexpected mirror for life's challenges. A candid recount of a yoga class interaction opens up a discussion about sensitivity, assumptions, and the potency of language, reminding us all to meet people where they are. Whether you're here for the deep insights or the simple joy of a dog-naming mix-up, this episode is a tapestry of life's rich experiences, all wrapped up with aspirations for what's to come on our podcast journey. Grab your mat, your sense of humor, and maybe even your dog, and let's get into it.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Reflections and Revelations: Joyce & Marybeth on Holidays, Health, and Hopes for the New Year
05-01-2024
Reflections and Revelations: Joyce & Marybeth on Holidays, Health, and Hopes for the New Year
Pull up a chair and join the warmth as Marybeth spills the beans on her latest move, from the comedy of furniture assembly to the unexpected yearning for a snowy Christmas in her new mountain abode. There's something about simple living and the community-rich experiences that reconnect us to what truly matters, and that's precisely where our conversation meanders. The passage of time is a funny thing, and as we stand on the cusp of 2024, we indulge in a little nostalgia and marvel at the quicksilver slip of the years since the dawn of the millennium.The holidays may have wrapped up, but the stories and reflections are as fresh as the first snowfall. From the enchantment of childhood beliefs in Santa to the evolving tapestry of family gatherings, we unwrap the layers of our recent festivities. It's not all cookies and carols, though; the reality of maintaining health routines and managing the stress of the season is something I, Joyce, am all too aware of as I juggle my yoga practice and teaching responsibilities. We careen from the merry to the meaningful, sharing updates on our dear mothers' health and contemplating the practicalities of holiday travel logistics.As the New Year's confetti settles, we cast an eye towards what lies ahead, including my intriguing health test results and the self-care strategies that are reshaping our daily lives. Whether it's dietary choices or the impact of cooking methods on our well-being, we're getting candid about the changes that make a difference. We even take a peek at our upcoming professional commitments, from my visit to a stroke prevention program to the unexpected laughs we've had with Ancestry DNA kits. With a nod to morning routines and a quip about the less delectable side of 'spam', we're wrapping up this episode with a promise – to keep you entertained, informed, and perhaps even a little amused as we step boldly into another vibrant year.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Unraveling Life's Intricacies: Joyce & Marybeth on Music, Grandparenting, and Gratitude
24-11-2023
Unraveling Life's Intricacies: Joyce & Marybeth on Music, Grandparenting, and Gratitude
Have you ever wondered about the complexities and intricacies of music, body image, and personal boundaries? Pondered on the legalization of marijuana and its impact on society? Or perhaps chuckled at the amusing tales of grandparenting and the challenges of celebrating holidays with young children? Then, come along for a ride with us, Joyce and Marybeth, as we dissect these diverse topics on our latest Modern Yoga podcast episode. From our experience at a Pink concert and the lively discussions on the potential of her Las Vegas residency to our humorous accounts of weeknight outings and the changes that COVID brought, we spill it all. Thanksgiving traditions, the dynamics of aging, fitness, and the importance of what you put in your sandwiches, nothing is off our conversation table. We also tackle the subject of gratitude, the charming little acts that make life worthwhile, and our experiences with food and wine in Italy.We delve deeper into our thoughts on self-acceptance, the pursuit of external validation, and even the efficiency of traditional voting methods. On a lighter note, we share some funny anecdotes about a bizarre encounter in a parking garage. Lastly, in the spirit of the holiday season, we chat about gift-giving, setting boundaries, and expressing our heartfelt wishes. So, tune in to our podcast episode for a lively, thought-provoking, and chucklesome experience. You're in for a treat!Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Teacher Spotlight Series: Becky Therrien on Yoga, Parenting & Navigating the Digital Age
26-10-2023
Teacher Spotlight Series: Becky Therrien on Yoga, Parenting & Navigating the Digital Age
When's the last time you took a breath, left the constant chime of technology behind, and truly connected with yourself? This episode of Modern Yoga Podcast is a heartening reminder of why we all need to prioritize our well-being, even amidst the chaos of our daily lives. We're thrilled to have Becky Therrien on the show, an OG yoga teacher at Modern Yoga, who's been on this physical and spiritual journey for over a decade.Becky's story is deeply intertwined with yoga. As she walks us through the ebbs and flows of her journey, you'll be inspired by her resilience, and how yoga has been her constant companion - from her first class in a gym, to completing her teacher training at Modern Yoga. But don't think we're keeping it all 'zen'. We delve into the nitty-gritty of parenthood in this digital age, as Becky gets candid about guiding her three children toward responsible technology use. We shine a light on the impacts of social media on kids' well-being and underline the need for mindful conversations about this digital presence.Beyond yoga and technology, the conversation ventures into the balancing act of family, self-care, and personal time. Becky's story, spanning over a decade with yoga, navigating teenage parenting, and maintaining a balance between self-care and family commitments, is a testament to her strength. You'll find yourself nodding in agreement as she emphasizes the importance of carving out time for yourself and your partner. We also hear about her pre-teen romance turned lifelong partnership, her upcoming challenges and joys - including a house move and her children's school updates. We know you'll enjoy this journey, filled with personal stories, candid discussions, and insightful perspectives - all imbued with a unique blend of yoga's calming influence.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Self-Discovery through Santosha: A Talk on Anxiety, Guilt, and Yoga
19-10-2023
Self-Discovery through Santosha: A Talk on Anxiety, Guilt, and Yoga
Are you yearning to discover contentment in your life and find peace within the present moment? What if you could stop seeking and start living? That's what you can expect from our conversation today. We delve into the concept of Santosha, a state of contentment and gratitude, and how it can be achieved through self-study and understanding our own expectations. We explore how yoga's Yamas and Niyamas can offer tools that help translate the practice from the mat to our everyday lives. In this episode, we aren’t afraid to tackle the hard-hitting topics, including the difficulties of dealing with guilt and anxiety, and the complexities of codependency. We'll also examine how our relationships, particularly those with our parents, shape our understanding of contentedness and mental health. There's a lot to unravel here, and we promise to guide you through it all, offering strategies to move beyond negative thought patterns and to develop self-worth that isn't dependent on external influences.We’ll also take you on a journey through our conversations, discussing how they impact our comprehension of contentment, and the influence of faith in our lives. And for some lighter moments, we’ll share our recent discovery of the reactions button on Zoom and our musical preferences. It’s not all serious discussion, there’s fun and laughter too! Join us, and let’s embark on this journey of self-discovery and personal enlightenment together.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Journeying Through Life: Patty Kubick on Travel, Cancer and Personal Growth
05-10-2023
Journeying Through Life: Patty Kubick on Travel, Cancer and Personal Growth
Ever wanted to travel the world and soak in the rich cultures of Italy, Sicily, and Mexico? Our esteemed guest, Patty Kubik, takes us on an enthralling journey through her significant travels, living in the heart of Florence, and savoring the picturesque beauty of Sicily. Patty shares her experiences with COVID abroad, compares the ease of transportation in Italy to that of Ohio, and even gives us a virtual tour of her favorite local spots back home in Cleveland.As we venture deeper into our conversation, Patty courageously shares her personal battle against metastatic melanoma. She gives a voice to her evolution since her diagnosis 11 years ago, her encounters with immunotherapy, and her upcoming surgery. Patty's cancer journey shatters the conventional perspective of cancer, with her pioneering idea of managing cancer like a chronic disease. The final leg of our conversation sees Patty threading through life choices and future plans. She talks about the silver lining in the pause of her travels due to her diagnosis, which led to her having a house near the Cleveland Clinic. Patty's passion for yoga and her potential plans for a studio space in Battery Park are as inspiring as they are intriguing. Her thoughts on a side hustle revolving around a market or meditation center underscore her indomitable spirit. Patty Kubik's story is a powerful blend of inspiring travel tales, significant life lessons, and a resilient health journey. Tune in for more.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Yoga, Religion, and Plant Medicine: Joe's Unique Approach to Spirituality
31-08-2023
Yoga, Religion, and Plant Medicine: Joe's Unique Approach to Spirituality
Discover the inspiring spiritual journey of our guest and recent YTT graduate;  Joe Calaiacovo, as he walks us through his transformative experiences that began when he was just sixteen. A unique blend of Christian, Buddhist, Hindu practices, and a touch of Allah, Joe embodies the essence of 'undo'. He gives us insights into his spiritual voyage that began with yoga and how it helped to reset his perspective and the course of his life. Engage in an exploration of depression, plant medicine, and spirituality with Joe. Touched by depression at an early age, Joe found solace in plant medicines. His approach to spirituality is unique. He draws from various religions, filtering what truly serves him, and circles back to his cornerstone - yoga. Joe's words, filled with the wisdom of experience and the calmness of acceptance, provide a fresh perspective on dealing with depression. Our conversation with Joe also navigates through the rocky terrains of competition and family relationships, highlighting the role they played in his spiritual growth. He opens up about his competitive sports experiences, how they honed his ability to find peace within, and the profound effect of taking off his gloves during practice. His family relationships, which have been enriched by his spiritual journey, also serve as a testament to his growth. Joe's path to spiritual enlightenment is not without challenges, but every stumble and fall has only made his belief in his journey stronger.Join us as we accompany Joe on his upcoming journey to an ashram in Virginia, share in his excitement for upcoming music festivals, and reflect on life during the pandemic. Our conversation ends on a hopeful note, with Joe looking forward to his ashram stay and the future that lies ahead. This episode promises to be a spiritual odyssey through the eyes of Joe, a journey that is as unique as it is inspiring.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Exploring the Healing Power of Yoga and Mindfulness with Josh Stacher
17-08-2023
Exploring the Healing Power of Yoga and Mindfulness with Josh Stacher
Today we invite you to join us in an enriching discussion with our special guest, Josh Stacher, who stumbled upon the transformative power of yoga and meditation during the pandemic. A journey that started with Yoga with Adrienne led Josh to the healing community of Daybreak Yoga, a solo black woman-owned studio in Ohio, where he experienced a different perspective on resilience and the power to heal both within and outside of ourselves.We took a deep dive into the world of cultural appropriation and the importance of honoring individuality in yoga, shedding light on the complexities of the yoga practice. We also touched on Josh's intriguing experiences living in Egypt, painting a vivid picture of the socio-political scenario of the country. His tales from Egypt opened up discussions about the power of collective action, the privilege of being American, and the influence of cultural experiences on our lives.We managed to cover a range of significant topics from managing personal and professional life to supporting student well-being through embodiment and teaching mindfulness to kids. We reflected on the necessity of transformation and personal development. The conversation rounded off with insights on disability studies and the importance of community connection. This journey with Josh Stacher is a rich tapestry of enlightening conversations that you won't want to miss. So, join us on this insightful expedition into the healing power of yoga and the importance of mindfulness.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.
Art, Adventure and Synchronicity: Kristen Brown's Tattoo Tales
10-08-2023
Art, Adventure and Synchronicity: Kristen Brown's Tattoo Tales
Join Joyce, MaryBeth and special guest Kristen Brown, the talented woman who did Joyce's recent tattoo.  Joyce candidly shares her first tattoo story, starting from the exhilaration of getting her first ink, the ensuing shame and regret, to the eventual removal. But it's not just about a tattoo; it's about the weight of our decisions and the depth of meaning we attach to them. Transitioning from a mere art enthusiast to a hand poke tattoo artist, Kristen shares her fascinating professional journey. Hear how an Instagram post about a tattooing ritual sparked her career shift, the notable differences between hand-poked tattoos and machine-powered ones, and the conscious infusion of her energy into her art! And it doesn't stop there. Kristen also unveils her nomadic lifestyle and upcoming escapade to Morocco, along with her love story that's intertwined with her future plans.Finally, we get to see Kristen's world fueled by yoga, adventure, and synchronicity. Her van isn't just a vehicle; it's a crucial part of her business journey. Discover how her life intersects with those she's most like, the magic behind her mystical van, and more. We also delve into her plans of establishing a tattoo studio in Morocco, thus creating an inspiring fusion of travel, art, and personal experiences. So, buckle up for a riveting ride with Kristen Brown and her tattoo tales, filled with art, transformation, and exploration.Learn More about Modern Yoga.Like us on Facebook.Follow us on InstagramOr Twitter.