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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.]

Feb 4, 2019

Brea Johnson’s passion for connection and living her truth is contagious. Yoga teacher, travel lover, mother and business owner, Brea’s experiences have shown her that the “intersection between our work is that self-care is self-love.” Speaking with my guest this week gave me new found hope and inspiration for my own practice of Yoga and of simply (or not so simply) being human. Listen in to our conversation for insights on how to beat imposter syndrome -- that sense that you’re not qualified or enough -- as well as how to let both vulnerability and confidence be the co-pilots of your life.


  • How to overcome feeling like an imposter in your own field
  • Why vulnerability and confidence are crucial to your success 
  • What to do when it’s not your job to change the world


Links Mentioned:

Interview with Liam Bowler, Season 2 Episode

Show Highlights:

01:48 Easeful LIving Practice with Guest Brea Johnson

05:23 Interview with Brea Johnson begins

10:55 How Imposter Syndrome shows up when we start to teach Yoga

30:42 What’s vulnerability got to do with it? How to teach from a confident, yet vulnerable place?

40:22 Brea’s before & after Yoga pose posts for Yoga Teacher Training (AKA How to be a Human Being Training, AKA How Not to Be a Jerk training)

Favorite Quotes:

“The person who feels like they’re an imposter, that they’re not good enough, it’s because they care.” -- Brea Johnson

“I’m not really doing my Yoga if I’m shoulding all over myself.” -- Brea Johnson

“[Yoga is] being mindful, being aware, asking myself the hard questions...and the body stuff is a bonus.” -- Brea Johnson

“An effective teacher is one who’s connecting with the people in front of them; one that offers a really intentional space where [they] can help people feel better.” -- Brea Johnson

“There is so much more than the movement, and yet the movement is often what helps us connect inward, and helps us to feel better.” -- Andrea Catherine

“We’re all in a movement deficit.” -- Brea Johnson

“It’s not our job to change the world.” -- Brea Johnson

“Release the pressure valve, it’s not all on you.” -- Andrea Catherine

“The only way to be a good teacher is to actually make mistakes.” -- Brea Johnson

“That love that we all crave is 1) universal and 2) our students are not where we’re going to get that.” -- Andrea Catherine


Meet Guest:

Brea Johnson is a yoga teacher, mentor and community builder, with a focus on functional and sustainable approach to yoga, Brea teaches workshops, teacher trainings and retreats around the world. She is the founder of Heart + Bones online yoga studio and online yoga teacher continuing education. She is known for providing a safe foundation of healthy movement while remaining focused in the heart of the yogic teachings. As the popularity of yoga increases along with yoga-related injuries, this approach has made her a much sought-after teacher in the yoga and movement communities.