63: Self Care is Bigger Than You Think with Gracy Obuchowicz

The term self care is ubiquitous in our world today and since yoga practice is an important part of self care for some people the topic comes up for us yoga teachers quite often! Also, it can be difficult to practice good self care as a yoga teacher running all over town trying to make ends meet, so I am really excited to introduce you to my friend Gracy today! 

Gracy Obuchowicz is a Washington, DC-based group facilitator, retreat leader and self-care coach and a very good, real life friend of mine! She is also a certified Integral Facilitator, a 500-hour registered yoga teacher, and a continuing scholar of Ayurveda.

She has written a book about self-care called selfcarefully that covers a wide range of topics and the relationship they have to self care including self-care & setting boundaries, self-care & soaking grains, self-care & the patriarchy, self-care & the moon, self-care & consumerism and self-care & perfectionism, just to name a few! 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  •  how the phrase self care originated and became part of our everyday language
  • some thoughts about the criticism that self-care is consumerism thinly cloaked as wellness and that self-care individualizes systemic problems
  • some of Gracy’s foundational self care practices
  • a self care growth edge for Gracy 
  • and the one self care practice she recommends to the yoga teachers all the time!

Learn More From Gracy:

Announcing the Cross-Fade Mentorship with Caitlin Casella
I’m so excited to tell you about an awesome opportunity to study with my friend Caitlin Casella. (If you don’t know her, check out the interview I did with her right here!) Caitlin Casella blends a decade of experience leading 200 + 300 hour yoga teacher trainings with strength training, Functional Range Conditioning, neuromuscular rehabilitation, motor learning, and somatic practices like Feldenkrais and Body-Mind Centering AND she is currently working toward her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. 

This 12 week live online mentorship will teach you a framework for remixing your personal movement practice and help you translate new concepts from modern movement science to your unique yoga student audience.

Cross-Fade 2020 runs from January 23rd – April 16th. The early bird pricing with payment plan is available through November 24th and the early bird pay in full deadline is January 8th. Use code “mentor50” for $50 off when you enroll at any price!

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