Rituals in Nature Podcast
#110 Learning from our gardens with Mary Grace Allerdice

#110 Learning from our gardens with Mary Grace Allerdice

June 3, 2021

Hey friends,

can you believe it's June now? I am the slowest at emerging from my deep hibernation, so if you are also unfurling cautiously you are not alone!

I'm really happy to bring a beautiful conversation with Mary Grace Allerdice as well as a whole bunch of invitations for free summer magic your way. Mary was such a wonderful and generous guest and I loved listening back just now. So soothing! Here is some of what we talked about: 

  • Experiencing our bodies as a part of the natural world
  • Working with both physical and emotional alignment
  • All the things gardening can teach us
  • Looking to the stars and understanding life as a circle
"I use astrology, divination, energetic healing + oracular practices to help others find their purpose, connect to wisdom + guidance, access their own healing, and bridge life's difficult moments or transitions. As a facilitator, I create sessions + programs that guide you towards a life that is in alignment with your own heart. I am also a dance artist, writer and podcaster who currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and garden."
 
 
Free virtual summer retreat: https://yarrowdigital.com/summer-retreat/
Create & Launch program starting July 4th: https://yarrowdigital.com/create-launch/
#109 Living in a body that does not fit into capitalist society with Meghan Norean

#109 Living in a body that does not fit into capitalist society with Meghan Norean

May 20, 2021

Hey everyone,

mmmhhh. This is a good one! I've known Meghan for a while and really love her work & approach and hope you will too. This interview ties so beautifully with where I am at at the moment - appreciating that inner and outer seasons can be different and letting myself be where I am. I shared about this a bit in the intro and I hope that if you feel the same you know you are not alone. Here is some of what Meghan and I talked about:

  • Trauma informed somatics and movement
  • Gender inclusive work around cycles and seasons
  • Living in a rhythm that does not fit into capitalist society
  • The beauty of really listening to our bodies

Meghan Norean (she/her) is a womb witch and cyclical living guide weaving together cycle magic for regeneration of body + earth + community. She creates sacred space for womb-bodied beings to journey into remembrance + reclamation of their power through ritual, bodyfulness, meditation and archetypal energy work. Meghan works within a trauma-informed, healing-centered, somatic-based, anti-capitalistic framework in her online offerings. She can often be seen in the wild dancing, reading, performing spells and hand crafting womb-based embroidery.

Meghan’s work is informed by the lands that run through her blood, birth and love. She has Celtic + Germanic ancestral lineage. She was birthed on Turtle Island, the traditional lands of the Susquehannock, now known as Pennsylvania. She has spent the last 10 years living + working in Kolkata, India, the land of the Bengali people, where she met and fell in love with her partner.

Free offerings: https://meghannorean.com/free

 
Here is the invite to the free business summer retreat I mentioned: https://yarrowdigital.com/summer-retreat/
and here is more info about the upcoming free branding workshop: https://yarrowdigital.com/intro-to-branding-workshop/
#108 Exploring Plant Communication with Kate Husted

#108 Exploring Plant Communication with Kate Husted

May 3, 2021

Hey sweet listeners,

it appears that it is indeed May, what a surprise! It took me a little while to publish this episode, but now that I did it feels perfectly times for the height of spring and the playful plant exploration offers itself to us everywhere. Kate Husted was a wonderful guest who shared so generously in a way that made me laugh, nourished me and left me feeling more curious and hopeful. Here is some of what we talked about: 

  • Making friends with the plants around us
  • Working with anxiety in times of upheaval 
  • Running a free herbal clinic
  • Unraveling systemic harm as a white settler herbalist 

Kate Husted is a plant person, clinical herbalist, teacher, writer, and founder of The Herb Hut Free Clinic.  Her non-profit organization provides free and mobile herbal medicine to underserved communities.  Her online courses provide practical tools for engaging with the sacred, and healing our relationship with the natural world.  She lives in the ancestral home of the Southern Ute people in Southwest Colorado.

https://www.katehustedherbalist.com/

http://www.theherbhutfreeclinic.com

#107 How we can hold ourselves and each other through this time with Eryn Johnson

#107 How we can hold ourselves and each other through this time with Eryn Johnson

April 23, 2021

Hey everyone,

I hope spring is making you feel hopeful and a bit lighter if you're in the Northern hemisphere. I'm happy to send another interview with the wonderful Eryn Johnson, who was also my guest in episode number 65, your way. Talking to Eryn is always a delight and I'm sorry it took me so long to publish this one! Here is some of what we talked about:

  • Working with the grief that the pandemic has brought up
  • Aligning our work with our values and what that can practically look like
  • Releasing shoulds and shame to find our voice and express it
  • How we can hold ourselves and each other through this time

Eryn Johnson (she/her) is a breathwork facilitator, tarot reader, and Reiki Master based in Fishtown, Philadelphia. She is also the host of the Living Open podcast for mystics and seekers, a storytelling tool here to support you on your healing journey. Her work focuses on breath and energy work for the heart, intended to help come back to yourself - back to your power, back to your magic, back to your heart. Back to who you were before everyone told you who and how to be.

https://www.living-open.com/

 

*Learn more about the Embodied Business Community: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/

Take the web design course I mentioned: https://yarrowdigital.com/web-design-adventure-course/

#106 Decolonizing Medicine through Food with Jamee Pineda

#106 Decolonizing Medicine through Food with Jamee Pineda

April 13, 2021

Hey everyone,

I'm so happy to share this episode with you - a true joy to record. I hope you'll enjoy it too and check Jamee's work out below. Here is what we talked about: 

  • How Jamee came to the healing arts and how the pandemic has changed his work
  • What decolonizing medicine means to him and why stinky food matters so much
  • What gateways to ancestral connection we can explore
  • The magic of food as ritual, as healing, as a practice of reclamation

There is a content note for colonial violence roughly 20 to 28 minutes into this episode, take care of yourself and skip this if you like. 

I am a hilot binabaylan, acupuncturist, and Chinese medicine practitioner.  My practice is informed by my identity as a queer, trans, non binary, Tagalog person living in the U.S.  With the combination of my lived experience and training, my goal is to help individuals and communities live their fullest lives by offering a decolonizing approach to medicine rooted in traditional and ancestral practices.

Here are all of Jamee's links, including the sign up for the upcoming workshop: 
https://linktr.ee/Jameepinedahealingarts

This is the Embodied Business Community I mentioned: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/

And here is the Web Design Course: https://yarrowdigital.com/web-design-adventure-course/

 

#105 DIY everything & archiving queer culture with Darcy Leigh

#105 DIY everything & archiving queer culture with Darcy Leigh

April 5, 2021

Hey everyone,

I'm excited to send this conversation with Darcy Leigh your way! I love Darcy's zines and I hope that all the imaginary permissions slips we've handed out to ourselves in this episode will make you feel excited to DIY more things too. Here is what we talked about: 

  • How Darcy co-founded a press and why stamps are permission giving magic
  • How the butch archive came to be
  • What it's like to write and share very personal stuff
  • Creating our own creative processes to survive academia 

Darcy Leigh co-runs @easterroadpress, an insurrectionary transfeminist press based in Scotland. She is into DIY everything, from her zines about butch bodies, to her DIY archiving and curation at butcharchive.com. Themes from her work include fatness, transness, tits, ambivalence, Jewishness and psychiatry. She lives half in Edinburgh, half in Brighton (it’s complicated), and appreciates pigeons, innovative zine folds and dark truths. When not in queer zine land, Darcy works in the ivory tower and is also committed to its destruction (aka, is a Lecturer in Law who researches the ongoing history of the British Empire).

This is the Easter Road Press Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EasterRoadZines

Easter Road Press on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easterroadpress/

Glasgow Zine Fest on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glasgowzinelib/

Here is the web design workshop I mentioned in the beginning: https://yarrowdigital.com/intro-do-diy-web-design-workshop/

Enjoy!

#104 Joyous Resilience with Anjuli Sherin

#104 Joyous Resilience with Anjuli Sherin

March 30, 2021

Hey everyone! It's spring (in the Northern hemnisphere)!

This episode feels so joyful and spring-like, it seemed like perfect timing for this week. My guest is Anjuli Sherin is a therapist and writer specialising in trauma recovery and the cultivation of joy. Here is some of what we talked about:

  • The cycle of suffering and the circle of resilience
  • Anjuli's path towards joy and what she learned along the way
  • Limitations of the "Western mental health mindset"
  • Building exquisite self-care as well as an intersectional approach wellness, joy and resilience

Anjuli was really generous and shared so much from her practice, creativity and experience - I hope there is lots in here that might provide some inspiration for you too. 

Anjuli Sherin, M.A., is a Pakistani-American licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma recovery, resilience building and cultivating joy. She has 15 years of practice working with immigrant, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Muslim and LGBTQI+ populations. Sherin received her B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Mary Washington University and her M.A. from CIIS. She has trained and mentored with leading figures in trauma recovery and energy psychology, including Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Staci Haines and Vianna Stibal. In addition to awards for academic excellence and community service, Sherin received the 2007 Emerging Leader Award from the E-women Network and has been featured in O Magazine as a finalist for the O Magazine/White House Leadership Project. Her new book is Joyous Resilience: A Path to Individual Healing and Collective Thrivingin an Inequitable World. Learn more at: www.anjulisherinmft.com.

 

Here is the link for the free web design workshop: https://yarrowdigital.com/intro-do-diy-web-design-workshop/

and here is more info on the Embodied Ritual Community: 

https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/embodied-ritual-community/

 

⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.

My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.

I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming. 

You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at YarrowMagdalena.com. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com If you'd like to receive my newsletter you can sign up here. ⋒

 

#103 How to start a self-massage practice

#103 How to start a self-massage practice

March 8, 2021

Hey sweet listener,

in this short & sweet solo episode I am talking about self-massage and why I love it so much. Specifically I have shared: 

  • How much I miss touch during the pandemic and what helps me with it's absence
  • Why I find consent with self important and how I practice better listening
  • How I engage my senses in my rituals and how that helps me prepare for bed

I am also hosting a live workshop on Sunday, 14th of March at 6pm UK time that will be available to all members of the Embodied Ritual Community alongside another ritual kit for the moon cycle. You can join by becoming a Patreon at any level, learn more here: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/embodied-ritual-community/

Hopefully see you soon!

Love,

Yarrow

#102 Staying connected with ourselves and our bodies through lockdown with Avni Trivedi

#102 Staying connected with ourselves and our bodies through lockdown with Avni Trivedi

February 18, 2021

Hey everyone,

I am excited to share this new episode with you - it's been recorded in September last year, but feels super relevant right now as we are navigating the change of season into spring and for most of us the anniversary of going into lockdown. My guest Avni Trivedi is a beautiful bodyworker and educator with so much wisdom to share about staying grounded and listening to our bodies! On this note I'd also like to invite you to a self-massage workshop I am offering in the Embodied Ritual Community in March, learn more and join here. For now I hope you'll enjoy this episode as much as I did! Here is what we talked about: 

  • How our bodies navigate lockdown
  • Allowing ourselves grief
  • The importance of touch and how we can reconnect with our own bodies
  • Living cyclically and trusting our bodies' wisdom

Avni Trivedi is an experienced Osteopath, Doula, Zero Balancer and Women's Intuitive Health Expert. Having spent much of her life on a learning path, Avni is qualified in a multitude of disciplines including paediatric and women's health osteopathy, zero balancing, reiki and NLP and she is a birth doula. Avni works beyond the realms of traditional osteopathy, bringing in to play a mix of zero balancing and a carefully considered range of skills so that she can truly discover and treat the underlying health issues and imbalances that may be causing problems.

www.avni-touch.com
@avnitouch on instagram and twitter

Learn more and join the Embodied Business Community here: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/embodied-ritual-community/

#101 Shadow work and radical transformation with Langston Kahn

#101 Shadow work and radical transformation with Langston Kahn

February 2, 2021

Hey everyone,

thank you so much for all the wellbeing wishes for my broken leg, I really appreciate them <3

I'm wishing you a beautiful Imbolc if you are celebrating and am excited to send this conversation with the wonderful Langston Kahn your way. This has been so nourishing to record and I really hope you'll get as much out of it as I did! Here is what we talked about:

  • Shadow work - what it is, why it matters and how we can begin
  • Langston's view on cancel culture
  • Reclaiming parts of ourselves and healing trauma
  • The many ways in which we can reach for ancestral healing
  • His book Deep Liberation: Shamanic Teachings for Reclaiming Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma

Langston Kahn is a shamanic practitioner and teacher specializing in radical human transformation, ancestral healing and the restoration of an authentic relationship with our emotions. He stands firmly at the crossroads, his practice informed by somatic modalities, contemporary shamanic traditions, initiations into traditions of the African Diaspora, training with indigenous elders and his helping spirits and ancestors weaving it all together. He gives workshops and lectures globally in person and online and is the author of Deep Liberation: Shamanic Teachings for Reclaiming Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma. For more information please visit his website: LangstonKahn.com.

 

Join the Embodied Ritual Community here if you like: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/embodied-ritual-community/

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