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Anna Guest-Jelley

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56 - Embodied Resilience Through Yoga

Yoga Talk

1hr 5mins

4 Sep 2020

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Yoga & Body Image: Curvy Yoga and Anna Guest-Jelley

Momma Bites!

Is yoga the answer to healing body image? Anna Guest-Jelley, creator and teacher of Curvy Yoga shares her journey from biofeedback for migraines to a life-long yoga practice. She dispels the myth that body acceptance is a finish line rather than a daily practice, (much like her yoga practice).  For an extra treat, Anna talks about how yoga informed her process around fertility challenges, pregnancy, giving birth, and breastfeeding.  Quotable Mom-ents “I tallied up I had been on sixty-five different diets. When I saw that number, it was a stark moment I don’t think I’ll ever forget where I realized if sixty-five diets had not ‘worked’ the answer probably did not lie the sixty-sixth. I needed a whole different approach to my body.” “Because of all these different diets,  I had no connection to my body. I had outsourced everything about hunger.” “…for years yoga teachers said ‘notice what is happening in your back or your breath or your big toe’ or whatever and I thought ‘that’s hilarious, they only talk in metaphors.’ Then one day I realized they weren’t talking in metaphor and people felt this the whole time. It took me that long to realize it.” “The more I felt in my body, the more I developed a relationship and conversation that contributed to how I felt about my body. They fed each other back and forth — it was not like one lead to the other.” “It’s still a process. It is not like I just snapped my fingers, accepted my body and then the end.” “My body had not been the problem in yoga, they just had not learned how to teach bodies like mine.”   “I think most yoga teachers are well-intentioned and mean it when they say our classes are for everyone. But having that intention in your heart is not the same or enough as having the skills to back that up.” “For me as a yoga teacher, as long as people are safe, I don’t care what their yoga pose looks like. I don’t want to look out and see everyone looking the same because that doesn’t make sense, every body is different.” Helpful Links Explore Curvy Yoga Follow Anna on Instagram Follow Anna on Twitter Follow Anna on Facebook If you liked this interview, listen to these Momma Bites! episodes: More to Love Yoga with Rachel Estapa Mother of Momma Strong: Courtney Wyckoff Fitness is a Feeling with Angela Hawthorne The post Yoga & Body Image: Curvy Yoga and Anna Guest-Jelley appeared first on .


21 Apr 2020

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Episode 13: Anna Guest-Jelley believes in equal parts planning & small experiments

The Liz Cast (formerly Face Your Fears)

After training to be a yoga teacher and starting to teach classes, Anna Guest-Jelley realized that there was a real need for yoga teachers who knew how to work with a wider variety of body shapes and sizes. Without knowing where the path would take her, she took small steps forward to start Curvy Yoga and watch it grow. Now as she prepares for motherhood, she knows Curvy Yoga will change -- and she's OK with that. You can find Curvy Yoga in lots of places, including: Web: https://www.curvyyoga.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CurvyYoga Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/curvyyoga Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curvyyoga/ Love, Curvy Yoga podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/love-curvy-yoga/id862481458?mt=2 Curvy Yoga, the book!: https://amzn.to/2Shbd2B Get more information on the Harbor Retreat (just a few spots left!) here: https://www.liznorell.com/harbor And get in on the Becoming Me Project 2019 before we close in early February! All the details are here: https://www.liznorell.com/becoming-me-2019/ (And if you sign up for the Harbor Retreat, Becomi


29 Jan 2019

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Yoga and Body Positivity with Anna Guest-Jelley

The Nuanced Life

Beth shares her interview with Anna Guest-Jelley of Curvy Yoga. They talk yoga, diets, fitness, and body positivity. Body Positive Books: Curvy Yoga: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day by Anna Guest-Jelley Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance by Rosie Molinary Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) by Connie Sobczak The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body by Melanie Klein and Anna Guest-JelleyTo support the show and get access to regular bonus content, please visit our Patreon page.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 Aug 2018

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Accepting the Body You Have Now with Anna Guest-Jelley


Anna Guest-Jelley is the founder of Curvy Yoga, an online yoga studio and teacher training center that helps people of all shapes and sizes find true acceptance and freedom, both on and off the mat. In today’s episode Anna touches upon so many of my favorite topics – including how accepting our bodies is not in fact the death sentence so many of us worry that it might be, but instead is a pathway towards greater levels of growth grounded in self-love. I have been lucky to have known Anna since the very inception of Curvy Yoga, and I never cease to be inspired by her gentle, kind, and deeply powerful approach to accepting the body that you are in right now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


5 Jun 2018

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Yoga Talk Podcast 51: An Interview with Curvy Yoga Founder Anna Guest-Jelley

Yoga Talk Podcast

Kat and Kyle chat with Anna Guest-Jelley, the founder of Curvy Yoga. Anna shares her story—what inspired her to begin teaching and, ultimately, to found Curvy Yoga. She also offers tips for creating a sustainable home practice, accepting your body, and more.


3 Nov 2017

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Ep. 155: Anna Guest-Jelley on Evolution

The Tiffany Han Show (formerly Raise Your Hand Say Yes)

Ooh, I loved getting to talk with Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga, for this week. We talked about so much good stuff: embodiment, spirituality, business evolution, creative instincts, body acceptance, permission. All of it around how to move forward when you know there's something more for you. And while it's easy to only think about evolution when you hit a place of burnout, it's actually critical to realize that - in creativity - we're all evolving all the time. So, yay! Evolution is exciting! Oh, and it happens whether we realize it or not, so let's all get in the driver's seat, eh? Show Notes:  Connect with Anna: Website | Facebook | Instagram Anna's book, Curvy Yoga Sarah Bray The Inner Circle VIP list Join the RYHSY FB group Connect with Tiffany on Instagram

1hr 6mins

22 Aug 2017

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Episode 28: Anna Guest-Jelley

Self Care is Sexy

Anna Guest-Jelley is founder and CEO (Curvy Executive Officer) at Curvy Yoga, a training and inspiration portal offering classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, a virtual yoga studio and lots of love and support to people of every shape and size — all over the world.Anna is a writer, teacher and lifelong champion for women’s empowerment and body acceptance. Co-editor of “Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body” (Llewellyn), Anna has been featured online and in print at The New York Times, The Washington Post, xoJane, The Daily Love, Maria Shriver.com, US News & World Report, Southern Living, Vogue Italia, Yoga International, Yoga Journal and more. Visit Curvy Yoga online at CurvyYoga.com.


3 Aug 2017

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PREMIUM Anna Guest-Jelley - "Curvy Yoga"

J. Brown Yoga Talks

Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga, knows J from way back when in the early yoga blogosphere days. After getting a PR workup on her new book and feeling a bit jealous, J gets over himself and talks with Anna about her road to greater body acceptance, the influences that have presented challenges, the practice she discovered, the teaching she developed, and the culmination of her new book. They also talk some shop about the pros and cons of the new digital landscape, and making your way as an independent teacher. This episode is part of our premium podcast subscription. To subscribe and support the show… GET PREMIUM.


24 Apr 2017

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WCML 123: Curvy Yoga: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day, with Anna Guest-Jelley

The Dervish and the Mermaid

Anna Guest-Jelley will say That yoga cares not what you weigh. Get her book on your shelf And start loving yourself A little bit more every day. Anna was on our podcast about a year ago, WCML 090: Curvy Yoga and Loving Your Body, with Anna Guest-Jelley. Here’s what’s new in her world in the past year. “real selfies” 20 Years, 65 Diets, No Results Presence (body acceptance that actually involves, y’know, your body) Get Curious Challenge What You Know Affirm (Trust me, this is way more practical than it sounds) Practice (with kindness, again and again) Kyeli has a live epiphany! Appendix (Yoga poses should work for you, not the other way around) You can find Anna at curvyyoga.com and you can buy her book here! Thanks for listening to Wild Crazy Meaningful Life! If you enjoyed this episode, please review us on iTunes and send your friends to WildCrazyMeaningfulLife.com. That’s also where you can download my free ebook, Find Your Path Now. It’ll help you stop living on autopilot and start living the wild, crazy, meaningful life you were meant to live!

1hr 1min

20 Apr 2017