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Wellness Pro Podcast with Cate Stillman

Jul 19, 2017

All your podcast followers are influenced by their Ayurvedic constitution to focus, process or space out when listening. You can lead engaging, collaborative conversations that cater to the needs - audio, visual, kinesthetic- of your listeners.


What you'll get out of tuning in:

  • How to listen from your heart down, ie whole body listening
  • Why you’ll benefit from incorporating visual and movement cues to keep your audience engaged
  • Why listen for what’s sparking your desire and trust the flow of a conversation




Show Highlights:

  • 1:48 -- Practicing whole body listening, instead of  the cognitive listening we learned is school, is what gives us access to “embodying the truth of someone else’s experience.”
  • 6:20 -- Manage your struggle with interrupting, or feeling like you’ll lose your thought if you don’t say it now, by jotting a few words to come back to and make the conversation more interesting for your listeners.
  • 8:42 -- Collaborative Intelligence (authors Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur) helps us understand how differently individual listeners will engage in our podcast. Will they be highly focused, gather about ⅓ of what we share while doing something else, or be completely zoned out?
  • 14:35 -- Take care of all three doshas and listening types in your podcast by including shownotes, guiding simple breath body practice, and having on point conversation.
  • 22:42 -- If you agree that podcasting conversations are all about resonance, consider that resonance is more likely to occur in a two-way conversation than interview style podcast when folks are not trying to vie for position.


Favorite Quotes:

  • ”If we’re on a fast growth learning track, we really want to leverage the learning of others.”
  • “Some [listeners] are super focused, some people are literally sorting their mail, some are totally zoned out.”
  • “Biking for me is work. I’m actually working on Yoga Healer when I go biking. That’s when the biggest ‘aha!’ moments come.”
  • “Vatas need a lot of inspiration...kaphas...need some motivation...Both need to feel they’re part of something that will help create a container for their growth or transformation. A pitta person...need(s) a lot of really good pointed conversation.”
  • “When you create audio material, where people are not distracted by the visual field, they’re just receiving the vibration, it’s either a hit or a miss, it’s either a yes or a no.”
  • “You can more or less ask me anything and I’ll be like, ‘oh yea, sure, we’ve done self-massage together.’”


Cate Stillman:

Cate founded in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, and a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching.

Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

Cate has had a blast innovating on the edge of a 5000 year old deep wellness wisdom tradition. Tapping modern culture into ancient traditions is what Yogahealer has always been about and continues to become next!


Guest BIO:

Andrea Catherine’s passion is cultivating communities of fearless self-love and self-care. As a Yoga Health Coach, her ever-evolving work is sparked and sustained by people eager to transform their lives to flourish as grounded, joyful, and at ease, to ultimately be at home in their health. Listen to Andrea Catherine’s podcast or check out her website


Follow along as Andrea and her pup, Porter, get lost on Montana roads and find themselves swimming in reservoirs, hearing live music, and smiling at the mountains. Follow her adventures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.