Living Prana Vida



Are you feeling like you want more meaning and purpose in your life? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the chaos and challenges you are up against? Then this is the podcast for YOU. In each episode, Amelia Barnes will deep dive into how we can overcome our biggest obstacles, fears and insecurities, and create lives that are truly aligned with our passions and values.Through personal reflections and intimate conversations with thought leaders, experts, and inspiring souls, Amelia explores what it means to walk in your truth, your love, your joy, and your grief. Globally known on Instagram as @ameliakyoga, Amelia is a yoga teacher, environmentalist, wife, mother, founder of eco-friendly clothing brand and author of Landon's Legacy - the riveting story of her sons brief, yet powerful, life. If you have been waiting for the inspiration to turn your pain into your purpose and manifest your dreams --- click play.Some of the topics explored on the podcast are:- mindfulness, yoga and self growth- wellness and plant-based nutrition- living a low waste, minimalist lifestyle- conscious parenting and relationships- entrepreneurship, manifestation and finding your purpose- overcoming loss and hardship- body image and self-love- living in the "flow" and in alignment with your values


  • How to Live a Plant-Powered Life with Gemma Newman, MD

    23/07/2019 Duración: 01h21min

    Curious about how to optimize your health through plant-based nutrition? In this episode I interview Dr. Gemma Newman, a specialist in evidence based nutrition and lifestyle medicine with over 15 years experience as a doctor. Some of the topics we dive into are: Her personal experience discovering plant-based nutrition, and the skepticism and doubts she had when she first heard about it What motivated her to look into the research and what she was surprise to find Low-carb vs plant-based for weight loss/management and long term health The importance of gut health and how to build a healthy gut microbiome Pesticide use and the impact on our health (individual and global) Why pesticides, other environmental toxins and harmful substances become more concentrated in animal products vs plants  What the science shows about plant-based diets for pregnancy, breastfeeding and kids Supplementation - what's recommended and why? Is dairy healthy? Why more and more kids are choosing to abstain from animal products

  • When Hello is Goodbye - A Different Kind of Motherhood with Nicola Gaskin

    08/07/2019 Duración: 01h13min

    Known as @onedayofwinter on Instagram, a Nicola is a UK blogger and author of Life after Baby Loss: A Companion Guide for Parents. Her candid reflections and insights of her son Winter’s life and raising her rainbow baby Raven deeply resonated with me in my loss and parenting journey, and I was honoured to speak with her and hear first hand her story. Whether you’ve lost someone or know someone who has, there are so many gems in this episode and I hope you enjoy.  Nicola shares about: her pregnancy with Winter and what it was like loosing him unexpected only a day after he was born the taboos and stigma around baby loss, and what she wished she’d known then What others did or said after Winter died that she appreciated the most how she was able to cope and begin to heal in the years that followed What pregnancy after loss was like, and the challenges of parenting a child after loosing one Buddhism and how her meditation practice helped her find peace, perspective and community Breastfe

  • A Mother's Grief and the Animals Who Saved Her with Robin Birdsong

    14/06/2019 Duración: 01h16min

    In this episode Amelia shares the arrival of Ava Rosemary, and chats with fellow loss mom and owner of The Enchanted Farm Sanctuary, Robin Birdsong. Robin lost her beautiful little boy, Danny, to SIDS in 2007. She fell into a depression so deep she couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, couldn’t function. Her 10 year relationship with her fiancé, Danny’s father, fell apart. She lost everything, including the will to live. Then finally one night after months of despair she googled “bereaved mother” to find help. What popped up was totally unexpected, and altered the course of her life completely... This is a powerful episode and a reminder that our deepest grief can also become our greatest ally and gift. Our suffering can help us become more empathetic and deepen our resolve to help others. Out of the darkest days of our life may come a spark of light that reveals truths that were hidden or we were blind to before. Pain can propel us towards living a life with more meaning an

  • How the Longest Living (and Liveliest!) People Eat with Dr. Renae Thomas

    30/05/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    Amelia interviews Dr Renae Thomas, an Australian-born lifestyle medicine doctor in Loma Linda, California. Loma Linda is one of five extensively researched Blue Zones, which are places in the world where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else on earth. The average lifespan of Loma Linda residents is 10 years longer than the US national average, and they are 10 times more likely to live to 100 than typical Americans. And they aren’t just living long either—these people are living into old age while remaining active and healthy, and often without medication or disability.How is this possible? What role does nutrition play? We talk about this and so much more. Dr Thomas' enthusiasm is truly contagious and uplifting, and you’ll finish this episode feeling inspired and amazed at the power we have to transform our own lives.We talk about: Her dad's cancer diagnosis and why she went plant-based over 30 years ago (before “plant-based” was a word!) Why she decided to go

  • Self Care and Soulful Entrepreneurship with Namaste Jenay

    24/05/2019 Duración: 32min

    Amelia interviews Jenay Rose (@namastejenay), a Certified Thought-Coach, Transformational Life Coach, 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher, and Mindfulness Expert. Jenay dives deep into how we can find purpose through pain, shift from a scarcity to abundance mindset, balance manifestation and self care with the hustle and grind, and incorporate simple yet powerfully transformative rituals into our day-to-day lives. Connect with Jenay:Instagram: @namastejenayPodcast: Align Your LifeWebsite: www.namastejenay.comFacebook group:  "Namaste Babes Sisterhood"

  • How to Get Unstuck and Find Purpose

    17/05/2019 Duración: 52min

    Amelia shares about the times in her life where she felt stuck, depressed and unmotivated, and the things that helped find purpose and meaning once again. She takes you through the past 11 years of defining struggles that challenged her identity, her worth and her abilities, and reflects on what helped her pull through and learn from these experiences. Connect with Amelia: Instagram: @ameliakyoga @pranavidastyle Shop: Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as updates and exclusive offers. AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES: MINDFUL PARENTING: 5 STRATEGIES THAT WORK 7 EASY VEGAN CHEESE RECIPES EASY AND CHEAP PLANT MILK RECIPES DIY BEAUTY RECIPES IMMUNE-BOOSTING RECIPES The music for this podcast, Better Late than Never, is written and performed by Katie Matzell.

  • How to Overcome Fear and Change Your Life (and the World)

    09/05/2019 Duración: 53min

    Do you want to make positive changes in your life but fear judgment? Or failure? Then this episode is for YOU! Amelia shares personal reflections, psychological and anthropological perspectives and simple but highly effective strategies that will help you step out of your own way and start making real, long-lasting changes. She also discusses how to deal with loved ones who don’t understand or support you, and opens up about conflicts and learning experiences in her own life, such as why her husband Justin didn’t want to raise their daughter Lily vegan and how that played out. WATCH: You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again (Earthling Ed)  Connect with Amelia: Instagram: @ameliakyoga @pranavidastyle Shop: Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as updates and exclusive offers. AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES: MINDFUL PARENTING: 5 STRATEGIES THAT WORK 7 EASY VEGA

  • How to Manifest An Abundant and Intuitive Life with Ashley Wood

    02/05/2019 Duración: 58min

    Amelia interviews Ashley Wood @_ashleywood, mother, Akashic records reader and host of the Manifest This podcast. Ashley shares channelled wisdom on how to live in flow and in alignment with your intuition, and how to manifest an abundant and fulfilling life. Amelia and Ashley talk about intuitive eating, self-love, how to overcome resistance when trying to make positive shifts in life, and how to stay connected to your authentic self in your career and parenthood. Ashley also opens up about her own struggles and triumphs, from healing from severe burns she got during a house fire, to her life-altering experience with debilitating postpartum anxiety. This episode will leave you feeling inspired, empowered and help you tap into and trust your own inner knowing and intuition.

  • Choosing Hope over Fear with Emma Hansen

    25/04/2019 Duración: 01h16min

    Amelia interviews her friend and fellow loss mom Emma Hansen (@emmahansen). Emma shares about her experience losing her firstborn son Reid who was stillborn, and the subsequent tragedies that completely shattered the foundation she built her healing on. Her resilience, honestly, and decision to continue choosing hope over fear and advocate for those going through child loss, even in the midst of unimaginable hardships, is truly inspiring. Emma breaks through stigmas associated with stillbirth, opens up about what helped her cope and heal through pregnancy after loss with her son Everett, and offers insight for those who are supporting loved ones through loss. She also shares some very exciting news! This episode is equally heartbreaking and uplifting, and offers a profound reminder that although death changes a relationship, it doesn't end it. REID & RETT Beluga Baby Rainbow Wrap

  • My Birth Stories and Birth Plans: What Everyone Should Know about ICP

    18/04/2019 Duración: 57min

    Amelia shares the emotional stories of Landon's and Lily's births, her experience with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), and what her plans for baby #3 are. In this solo episode, she talks about: - how this pregnancy has been going so far (now 30 weeks pregnant!) - Landon's birth and the signs that told her something was wrong in the weeks leading up to it - Lily's birth and her eventual diagnosis with ICP - Grieving the loss of a child and the loss of an ideal birth - What every birthing person should know about ICP - Natural remedies and the role of diet in supporting healthy liver function - Plans for baby #3's birth   Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as updates and exclusive offers. AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES: MINDFUL PARENTING: 5 STRATEGIES THAT WORK 7 EASY VEGAN CHEESE RECIPES EASY AND CHEAP PLANT MILK RECIPES DIY BEAUTY RECIPES IMMUNE-BOOSTING RECIPES The music for this podca

  • How to Shop Sustainable and Ethical Fashion with Aditi Mayer

    11/04/2019 Duración: 56min

    In this episode, Amelia interviews sustainable fashion blogger and photo journalist Aditi Mayer @aditimayer. They talk about the true cost of fashion, from the exploitation on marginalized peoples to the environmental impact of fast fashion, and also the need for more true diversity and inclusion within the fashion world. Aditi shares some great tips and advice on how to find your unique style, thrifting and how to shop sustainably on a budget. Amelia and Aditi also discuss the differences between synthetic and natural fabrics, whether semi-synthetics and recycled polyester are sustainable choices, and what certifications to look for when trying to decide if something is truly eco-friendly, healthy and ethical. But making a difference doesn’t have to end with our consumer choices - Aditi shares about her experience living at Her Farm in Nepal, a matriarchal organic farm created as a safe space for women coming out of domestic abuse. This experience opened up her mind to the questions: What does sustaina

  • Minimalism and Mindful Living with The Sustainable Duo

    04/04/2019 Duración: 01h10min

    Amelia chats with Carly Bergman and Brenden Fitzgerald, AKA @sustainable_duo about zero waste and minimalist living, the joys of eating from the earth, sustainable food growing, connecting to the earth and eco-spirituality, and conscious entrepreneurship. We dive into: - Carly and Brenden's contrasting roots/upbringing and how they each found veganism and sustainable/minimalist living, and each other - How and why Brenden went from eating a heavy meat-based diet his whole life to vegan overnight (he's got great tips for those who don't like/aren't used to eating plants) - How living authentically and in alignment with your values and your truth is one of the most valuable contributions you can make, and is what inspires real change in the world - Why food forests are our future and how we can grow our own food anywhere, even in northern climates - Why and how Carly and Brenden started giving up possessions and living minimally, and why it brings them so much joy, connection and serenity (Documentary reco

  • How We Went from Terrible Threes to Tantrum-Free: 5 Parenting Strategies that Work

    28/03/2019 Duración: 42min

    Amelia shares about the shifts she’s made in her parenting approach over the past couple months and how they’ve helped her daughter Lily go from terrible threes to tantrum-free and transformed her relationship with Lily. Amelia is joined by Marla @thedetoxyogi (from Episode 2) as they discuss what were the 5 biggest parenting game changers for her. Don’t have little ones? These strategies are also remarkably effective in relationships with people of ALL ages. They also dive into the controversial topic of screen time and how Amelia’s attitude and approach to regulating screen time for Lily has changed over the past year, and the surprising and almost counter-intuitive outcome of that change. Book referenced: How to Talk to Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as updates and exclusive offers. AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES: MINDF

  • Ask Amelia Anything: Pregnancy after Loss, Justin and Going Vegan

    21/03/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    From pregnancy after loss and dealing with challenging times, to her relationship with her husband Justin and the lifestyle changes she's made, Amelia opens up about where she's at right now and many of the struggles and epiphanies that have guided her personal and spiritual growth over the past decade. Heidi (from episode 1) joins Amelia again on this episode to ask her your most asked questions, such as: Do you ever get SAD (seasonal affective disorder)? How are you doing emotionally with this pregnancy? What are some strategies you use to overcome fear and grief? Did you ever go through therapy after loosing Landon? How has your relationship with Justin been impacted by challenging times? Is Justin spiritual? Does Justin support the low waste/vegan lifestyle changes you’ve made? Did you go vegan for health or for the animals? How do you do it ALL? What are your intentions going forward into this new season of life?   Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sust

  • Better Late than Never with Katie Matzell

    14/03/2019 Duración: 50min

    In this week's episode Amelia interviews musician Katie Matzell, the voice behind the podcast into and extro music, Better Late than Never. Katie tells us about how she’d longed to sing and perform since she was a child but held herself out of fear and decided to take a “safe” career route instead and didn’t start pursuing music until her late 20s How learning she was introverted and is very connected to earth energy (Kapha dosha) has helped her understand herself better and break through some of her self-limiting thoughts and ultimately step out of her own way She shares about how she found yoga and how transformative yoga was for her. It helped her find clarity and use her voice, and to trust and believe in herself She tells us about how the inspiration for Better Late than Never came to her, and the underlying meaning and we talk about how perfectly the song ties into the theme of this podcast She shares the story of the serendipitous connection that led her to find Amelia on Insta

  • Healing, Honest Motherhood and Living in Alignment with Marla Barr

    07/03/2019 Duración: 01h11min

    In this episode, Amelia chats with Marla Barr @thedetoxyogi, mother of two, food scientist, yoga and meditation teacher, wellness retreat facilitator and host of the Your Wellness Journey podcast. From her unexpected and ultimately transformative job teaching an elephant to paint to becoming a marketing specialist on Deepak Chopra’s team, Marla’s life is an amazing example of how to live inspired, vulnerable, and aligned with your core values. Marla shares about how the losses of her grandparents and mother ignited her interest in healing and wellness, and her experience in medical school that led her to a passion for food science, herbalism, Ayurveda and a variety of healing modalities like reflexology, reiki and yoga.  Connected over a shared love of health and living sustainably, Marla and Amelia chat about raising plant-based children, the challenges of finding balance as a work-from-home mom, and navigating life when your spouse, family or community aren’t on board with changes you

  • Turning Pain into Purpose with Amelia Barnes

    24/02/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    Podcast host, Amelia Barnes, unveils the very first episode of the Living Prana Vida podcast with a beautiful conversation between herself and newest Prana Vida team member, Heidi. During the interview, Amelia dives into what sparked her mission to run a sustainable yoga apparel company, and the remarkable evolution of her brand, and life, over the past six years. She shares about the painful experience of losing her firstborn son, Landon, and how finding a deeper connection to the natural world and making a positive impact brought her hope during one of the most painful times of her life. If you are seeking inspiration to turn your grief into grace and your pain into purpose — this episode is for you. Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as updates and exclusive offers. AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES: 7 EASY VEGAN CHEESE RECIPES MINDFUL PARENTING: 5 STRATEGIES THAT WORK EASY AND CHEAP PLANT MILK RECIPES