Mainely Wellness Podcast
In this show, movement educator Kirsten Adler chats with health and wellness experts in Maine about movement, our bodies, nutrition, fitness, and health.
Kirsten Adler is a yoga, Pilates, & Gyrotonic instructor and has been in the health and wellness field for over 17 years helping people improve strength, reduce pain, and improve mobility. Growing up as a dancer, Kirsten has always been curious about different modalities and approaches to the body and health, which inspired her to make this podcast. She hopes these conversations answer questions you may have or spark a curiosity in yourself on new avenues to explore.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with functional nutrition chef Karina Hines about nutrition for immune support. They discuss the connection between gut health and immune health, the best foods and practices to boost your immune system, and the importance of cooking.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with yoga therapist Erin Ehlers about rethinking yoga asana. They discuss the overemphasis of flexibility in yoga, the importance of practicing skills rather than shapes, the use of props to support your practice, and the value of acquiring body awareness.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with music therapist Kate Beever about the healing power of music therapy. They discuss what music therapy is, the benefits of music therapy, and why rhythm is so powerful to our mind and body.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with PT and certified bike fitter Laura Peaslee about tips for better cycling. They discuss the benefits of having a certified bike fitting, recommended cross training for cyclists, tips for choosing a bike, and how to start a cycling routine.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with Therin Pohley about holistic skincare. They discuss why skincare starts from the inside, simple skincare routines, favorite products, and why skincare is self-care.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with Julie Campilio about mindfulness techniques for children. They discuss the benefits of meditation and mindfulness for children, how to approach meditation and mindfulness with kids, and how these tools can help kids cope with anxiety and other big feelings.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with Naomi Skoglund about acupuncture for fertility and hormonal health. They discuss the science behind how acupuncture works, how acupuncture can help improve fertility and hormonal health, and what a typical acupuncture treatment looks like.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with ob/gyn Lisa Parsons about direct specialty care. The discuss meaning of direct care, some of the benefits of this model, and who direct care is for.
In this episode, Kirsten chats with physical therapist and health coach Allison Poole about Perimenopause. They discuss the symptoms of Perimenopause; how sleep, nutrition, and exercise play a role in managing hormones; the common changes in pelvic health; and ways to support your system.