Episode 1: Restorative Yoga and Race-Based Trauma with Gail Parker, PhD
Welcome to the Radiant REST Podcast your source for all things yoga nidra, rest, sleep, and dreams. I am your host, Tracee Stanley and I believe that the unique practice of Yoga Nidra offered to us by the ancient sages, is the healing salve for our times. I am excited to share my love of all practices that lead to deep rest and all of the treasures that come from being rested. My new book Radiant REST: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity is available now for preorder.
About the Episode
In Episode 1 of the Radiant REST Podcast, Tracee Stanley speaks with psychologist and author Dr. Gail Parker about the benefits of quiet practices like Restorative Yoga, Meditation, and Yoga Nidra. She discusses Race-based trauma, offering solutions for both students and teachers of yoga to address this in both personal practice and yoga classes.
Gail Parker, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a psychologist and a certified yoga therapist. She is a nationally and internationally renowned media personality, educator, author, and thought leader.Dr. Parker is the current president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) and the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma (2020).
Her broad expertise in behavioral health and wellness includes forty years as a practicing psychotherapist. Dr. Parker is a lifelong practitioner of yoga and is well known for her pioneering efforts to blend psychology, yoga, and meditation as effective self-care strategies that can enhance emotional balance, and contribute to the overall health and well being of practitioners. She has a special interest in utilizing and teaching Restorative Yoga and meditation as self-care practices for managing ethnic and race-based traumatic stress.
Find out more about Dr. Gail Parker HERE
Dr. Gail’s New Book Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma is now available on Kindle HERE
About the Podcast
About Your Host
Tracee Stanley creates and holds sacred space to transform, inspire and empower, utilizing the practices of Yoga Nidra, Self-inquiry, Perfect Sankalpa, ritual, nature, and sacred movement. She created the RADIANT REST to explore our birthright for deep rest and awakening to our true nature. Her book RADIANT REST: Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest and Awakened Clarity released by Shambhala Publications is available for preorder HERE.
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