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Hello & welcome to the Fearless Self-Love Podcast! Loving ourselves is the most selfless thing we can do. When we prioritize our own needs, we show up more fully for others. We are more receptive and aware. We begin to live with ease. Each episode features conversations with creatives and wellness pros, whose real-life stories will inspire you to take the next step toward living a life you love. Our bottom line is to cultivate communities of fearless self-love and compassionate connection…and you'll feel like you're right here with us, sitting around the table with a pot of tea. We'll walk you through an easeful living practice, and leave you with a courageous self-care tip. I'm your host, Andrea Catherine, Yoga Health Coach, & your advocate to live a flourishing Life You Love. [New episodes released on the 1st and 15th of every month.]

Aug 14, 2018

Kelsey Bryant Starr, owner of Numi Yoga in College Park, Maryland, interviews Andrea Catherine about Ayurveda. Andrea shares about what is a dosha, how the five elements influence Ayurvedic perspectives.

Gain insight to navigate your emotions, digestion, and mind when you feel out of balance, and why you may notice particular changes in yourself during particular times of year, activities, and why you are just inherently unique in some ways.


  • How the five elements - ether, air, fire, water, earth - show up in each of us
  • Why digestion is central to understanding our wellbeing
  • Why everybody’s balance looks different

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Show Highlights:

01:00 Easeful Living Practice ~ visualize starting your day ahead, or your next important activity

09:42 What is Ayurveda? What does it mean?

11:48 What’s a dosha?

15:26 What is Vata dosha? What is it responsible for? Where does it live in the body? What role does Vata play in digestion?

20:53 What Pitta really means, and what it has to do with healthy eyes.

24:47 How Kapha manifests in our bodies, personalities, and memories.

28:56 How the doshas support one another and how we can, too!

33:08 What’s the end game? How to “find balance” as yourself

36:27 What doshas being “at fault” really means

37:10 Courageous Self-Care Tip


Favorite Quotes:

“You are all already perfect, until you’re not.”  - Hilary Garivaltis

“We disrupt [our enoughness, our perfection] with doubt and fear and choices and habits that don’t serve us well. It doesn’t take away from our deserving, or our humanness, though.” --Andrea Catherine

“We need pitta people to lead, to step up... to follow take action...and do so fearlessly. Kapha’s going to be the one who’s like, ‘slow down, we need to think this through a little more.’ Vata’s... throwing the idea way out there, and pitta’s like, ‘yea let’s go!” -- Andrea Catherine

“As individuals who have different dispositions, we can offer our strengths to other people to help them find balance, to help them nurture and nourish their needs.” -- Kelsey Starr

“We definitely need each other.” -- Andrea Catherine

“Ayurveda is a wellness science that meets us all where we are.” -- Andrea Catherine


Meet Andrea:

Andrea Catherine supports overwhelmed, highly responsible women boost energy, sleep better, and fearlessly love their bodies. Are you committed to being an active part of your own transformation, eager to step into a life you love?

Andrea is the co-host of the Fearless Self-Love Retreats and group Ayurvedic Self-Care course, Body Bloom. She holds recognized certifications as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Yoga Health Coach, 500 hour Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Instructor along with her BA in social science from the University of Michigan.