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Spirit Moves

Jan 2, 2022

Such a pleasure to have Octavia Raheem on Spirit Moves Podcast. A fellow Restorative yoga teacher, and a lover of rest. She focuses on practices that create a pause in one's life. Octavia brings much-needed medicine to the yoga and wellness community. She educates and gives tools in managing stress, anxiety, and fatigue through restorative yoga, breathwork, and healing verses. Octavia was a writing & literature school teacher before shifting to yoga and wellness, so it is no surprise that she has been published in numerous wellness magazines, and has a second book coming out called "Pause, Rest, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage in Times of Change" which comes out in February. It is a timely book for the current climate that is in need of deep healing.  Octavia has been a leading voice in diversifying the wellness world and was named one of 15 game-changers within the yoga community by Yoga Journal. Octavia is a pure delight to chat with. She is grounded, knowledgeable, humble, and in service of spreading healing through rest.

In this episode, we discuss:

* Diversity within the wellness community

* Being named one of the game-changers of 2021 by Yoga Journal

* Healing power of Restorative yoga

* Courage to be still

* The natural pause between all things

* Endings and beginnings

* Emotional overwhelm

* Octavia's new book "Pause, Rest, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage in Times of Change"

* The book "Their Eyes Are Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston

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