CL050: Cara Bradley on mindfulness, yoga and creative retreats

Cara Bradley is an author, yoga teacher, mental strength coach and former pro-skater. As the founder of Verge Yoga Center in Philadelphia she helps people combine movement and mindfulness. Meanwhile as the co-founder of non-profit Mindfulness Through Movement, she provides mindfulness programs for more than a dozen schools in urban Philadelphia and runs creative retreats in Italy. Known as a mental strength coach to athletes, she has been training teams and elite athletes for over ten years including at Penn State Basketball, Villanova Football, and the USYSA Olympic Development Program. Cara is also the host of a podcast series called Real Women, Courageous Wisdom and her latest book “On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up and Shine” has just been released on New World Library.

In this episode Cara talks about launching her new book, and authoring a book before about in line skating. Cara tells us about the process of launching a book and the book industry. Cara also shares with us how she developed her skills as a coach and as a teacher.

“I have the choice to start something and to end something.”

“We’re constantly morphing, and so if we allow ourselves to flow with the constant change of our lives, our businesses, our projects it’s okay to start and stop and it’s so freeing to live that way.”

– Cara Bradley

Cara Bradley ‘Creative Retreats’ Show Notes:

  • Launching a book (2:16)
  • Personal mantra (6:10)
  • The operating system for your mind (8:05)
  • Idea machines (10:12)
  • Fear of failure (15:00)
  • Being aligned with your vision (15:25)
  • The neuroscience of mindfulness (19:02)
  • Teaching mindfulness to elite athletes (21:41)

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