Who is Listening?

December 6, 2023
Hosted by Maryann Beckman-Berman

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Episode Description

Maryann Beckman-Berman, owner of Healthy Spirals Yoga Ayurveda Meditation is on a journey to share ancient wisdom for improved health and peace of mind in modern times. “Who is Listening” she wonders as she begins her 10th show. She shares why she believes those with more vata (space/air) and kapha (water/earth) are the people most likely to LISTEN to her while those with high pitta (fire/water) are the first to change the channel. This is not unique to her and is easily explained with both Yoga and Ayurveda concepts. As an empath and an existential learner, Maryann has found much clarity and peace of mind when learning these schools of thought. She discusses how they can greatly benefit others too when questioning why people do what they do. These concepts help bring understanding and lessen the vata tendency of anxiety and doubt, the pitta tendency of anger and criticism and the kapha tendency of depression and sadness. How well do you listen in general? How is your sense of hearing? Are you naturally a good listener or a talker or it depends on the situation? If you are not listening, is it because you are moving around too quickly or doing all the talking on account of high vata. Are you sensitive to sound, to the air, to movement? Have you always been the one to follow directions and LISTEN? Do you get annoyed and irritated at those who don’t LISTEN? LISTEN now as Maryann shares the importance of controlling not just your ears, but all your senses and how this is just as much a part of yoga as the poses are emphasized in classes today. Be inspired to notice and change the sounds around you bringing more peace into your surroundings. LISTEN not only to your heart but to your higher self to trust the guidance you hear for greater clarity.

Healthy Spirals Yoga Ayurveda Meditation

Wednesday at 12 PM on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Maryann is passionate about sharing ancient wisdom for improved health and wellbeing. After multiple miscarriages and her sister’s suicide, her life was spiraling out of control and not going according to plan. As an Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher she is grateful for having this knowledge to bring about peace, especially mentally and spiritually. She credits the understanding from a different world perspective with saving her life. Maryann has managed to thrive by following and trusting her intuition and is honored to share tips and tools she has learned along the way. With an understanding of the SPACE element, along with AIR, FIRE, WATER and EARTH, she helps you sense things with greater clarity too. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a board certified Ayurveda Health Counselor with National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She is the founder of Healthy Spirals Yoga Ayurveda Meditation in Des Plaines, IL and is here to help you spiral in healthier directions today.

Maryann Beckman-Berman

Maryann Beckman-Berman is the founder of Healthy Spirals Yoga Ayurveda Meditation in Des Plaines, Illinois. She is a National Ayurvedic Medical Association board certified Health Counselor and Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. Born and raised in Chicago to a father also born and raised in Chicago, and a mother from Kerala, India along with her five siblings, the words yoga and ayurveda were not in her vocabulary until her late 20’s. She received a BS in Marketing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and worked in the field moving up the corporate ladder for 15 years. While Director of Programs and Events for the American Concrete Pavement Association, she completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Total Body Yoga in Mundelein with Silvia Mordini and Wendy Dahl. Maryann left the corporate world after multiple miscarriages and immersed herself in the world of yoga and began teaching as an independent contractor. She found Ayurveda and completed Year 1 and 2 trainings with Patricia Layton, Panchakarma technician training with Corinna Schmidt and Pranic Healing training with Jerry Becker at Kanyakumari in Milwaukee. Maryann taught yoga at the College of Lake County in Grayslake from 2010–2020. In 2015 she attended a 500-hour advanced yoga therapy training program at Universal Spirit Yoga in Naperville with Poonam Gupta and mentored her 2016 200-hour and 2017 500-hour teacher training programs. In 2019 she earned a MEd in Health and Wellness Education.

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