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Wellness Pro Podcast with Cate Stillman

Jun 8, 2021

Martha Kastler has been struggling to create bridges in her community. Looking to expand her wellness coaching to a more diverse audience, Martha connected with Cate to find efficient ways to do it, and strategies to overcome resistance.

In this Yoga Health Coaching episode, you will learn about the benefits of measuring success both for yourself and your clients, how to organize your free talks to create new leads for your business, and how to introduce the habits of Ayurveda to a new audience.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How to identify evidence of success
  • How to overcome resistance
  • How to prepare for a free talk

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Show Highlights:

  • Using free talks to create new leads
  • Introducing the habits to new people
  • Identifying the changes people want to make


  • 0:39 Creating bridges between different teachings
  • 5:09 Identifying the evidence of success
  • 10:11 Overcoming resistance and looking for your why
  • 15:24 Preparing for your free talks

Guest Bio

Martha’s initial 250hr yoga training was in 2009 in Blacksburg, VA with Blue Ridge Massage and Yoga. There she studied Ashtanga Yoga with Jeff Tiebout. In 2016 Martha completed a 250hr Jivamukti based training with Andrea Boyd and Jeffrey Cohen in Charleston, SC. Having suffered numerous traumas and physical injuries, yoga was the first practice that showed Martha she has the potential for self-healing. The deep focused practice of intentional movement and breath awakened a profound desire to heal and be of service. Martha became fascinated with breath, energy and meditation. Powerful releases in yoga lead her to the subtle healing modality of Restorative Breathwork®. Having a profound healing through Restorative Breathwork® she pursued the extensive 2.5 year study with Kathleen Barratt and became a certified facilitator in 2013. Simultaneously, she embarked on a 3 year training with Kathleen’s energy teacher world renowned Mietek Wirkus, and was certified the same year at the master level in Bioenergy. More recently in 2018, she completed certification in a powerful psychosensory technique called Havening® and in 2019 she received her Ayurvedic Wellness Coaching certificate from Katie Silcox’s Shakti School. Along with her trainings she is devoted to and supported by the Kriya lineage as a student of the Self Realization Fellowship. She is learning in this school of life in her own way and embracing challenges on the path as opportunities. She enjoys facilitating healing sessions using her unique skill set and exploring and teaching various styles of yoga: gentle, flow, ashtanga short form, somatics, hatha, restorative, and meditation. Off the mat Martha is often frolicking in the woods, mushroom hunting, saying hello to forest friends or moon bathing, she’s falling in love with food and cooking what nourishes her, she loves chanting, dancing, a little biking and backpacking, and chillin with her two one eyed cats.