Apr 15, 2020
This week in Sophie month, we are joined by another fantastic guest! Taryn Toomey is the founder of The Class — an intuitive movement-based practice that is a transformative workout for both your body and mind. Taryn describes it as a system where you are meant to repeat one movement for an entire song, close your eyes, and notice what your mind does around the feeling in your body. Through guided instruction and powerful music, The Class invites students to witness their resistance to discomfort and ultimately challenges and enlightens you all while you build an incredibly strong, lean, and resilient body.
We loved this episode with Taryn because of her message around sitting in the discomfort and allowing yourself to really feel your feelings. There can be so much discomfort in facing our shadows and interrupting the patterns we’ve fallen into — but the discomfort is key. When you sit in your feelings instead of running from them, you’re paving the path for incredible growth and transformation.
In this episode, Taryn shares her journey to discovering movement-based practice, what her work is all about, and even shares some practical tools and guidance to get started right at home!
If you want to become more embodied in your physical practice and learn how to “work in” instead of workout, you’ve got to tune in for this one!
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[:26] Discussing more about this month’s theme; Sophie month!
[3:29] Reading our review of the week!
[5:08] Reading our quote of the week and reflecting on how we’ve been overcoming challenges associated with the current pandemic.
[12:38] A bit about our guest today.
[13:14] About our most recent IGNTD offer: two weeks free of IGNTD live online groups.
[15:02] A bit more about our guest, Taryn Toomey.
[17:19] The interview portion of the podcast.
[18:02] Taryn introduces herself and speaks about what it is that she does.
[20:53] How did first Taryn first stumble upon this movement-based practice? And how did she come to open up her own studio?
[24:45] Taryn and I both share a bit about our two daughters, our upbringing, our relationships with our mothers, and setting up boundaries with our families.
[33:52] Taryn explains how this all relates back to The Class and the work that The Class guides you through.
[36:54] Taryn explains the difference between working out and working in. She also provides some tangible tools and practices for anyone who wants to become more embodied in their physical practice.
[44:38] Discussing pattern interruption, the fear that comes with it, and how to work through it.
[49:47] Discussing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
[51:10] Our tips for healing and doing ‘the work’ during this quarantine.
[53:26] Taryn describes low and high vibrations and explains how they work!
[58:24] Taryn shares the best advice she has ever received.
[1:00:11] What is Taryn’s proudest moment to-date?
[1:01:39] What has been one of Taryn’s hardest moment to-date?
[1:02:28] What are some of Taryn’s daily self-care rituals?
[1:07:53] What ignites Taryn?
[1:08:45] Thanking Taryn for joining today’s podcast!
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