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Episode 140: Embrace Your Imperfect Best with Jason Freeman

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This week’s episode is a special interview with public speaker and yogi Jason Freeman. Jason has a speech impediment due to cerebral palsy, which he was born with. He talks about how being different impacted him from an early age and how his yoga practice helped him to embrace his “imperfect best” as he puts it.

Also on this episode is Jamie Martin, Jason’s yoga teacher, who shares her insights about how to create an inclusive environment in the yoga room.

This episode is a must for anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider and everyone who hopes to make yoga studios a more welcoming place for people from all backgrounds and abilities.

Here are some highlights:
*How Jason F. ended up in his first yoga class, and how the practice of yoga helped him learn to accept himself and feel better in his body

*Jason’s advice for yoga students about how to feel more comfortable and connect with their teachers

*Jamie speaks about how to help all students feel welcome and included and not singled out for their different abilities

*We talk about the many  ways yoga teachers can make a lasting impact on their students without ever knowing it

*Plus, Jason talks about how Handstand became a goal for him, and what shifted once he finally learned to do the pose

RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Get a transcript of this episode

Jason Freeman website

Jason Freeman TEDx Talk

Jamie Martin Lee’s website

Awkwardly Awesome: Embracing My Imperfect Best by Jason Freeman

Jason Freeman sizzle reel

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