The Lightburn Podcast “respectfully from my lane” with Margo Lightburn

The Lightburn Podcast “respectfully from my lane” with Margo Lightburn

Margo Lightburn
Join on a journey of the heart with The Lightburn Podcast as host Margo Lightburn explores the nuanced and often controversial corners of the yoga and wellness industry through vulnerable interviews and personal stories. Margo is a 20 year yoga veteran recently retired to return as your go-to destination for candid conversations demystifying wellness, debunking yoga myths and dropping the truth bombs you NEED to hear in every episode. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Margo brings her insider perspective to the forefront, fearlessly addressing the issues that lie under the industry rugs or mats if you will… With a career rich in exposure from Nike HQ and Lululemon to The Oprah Network and a spicy LA upbringing, Margo shares compelling stories that serve as a spark to let your “light burn”! "Respectfully From My Lane" embodies the essence of a safe space Margo hopes to provide to have these sometimes hard conversations. The show is a platform intended to honor every voice, respecting each story, and approaching topics with empathy. But a fearlessness in confronting issues like unsafe movement practices that go unnoticed, cultural appropriation that is often undiscussed, mental and emotional abuse is ignored and how supremacy hides in plain site and takes it’s toll in this “but it’s good for you” practice. Margo bravely holds herself and the industry norms accountable for the commercialization, commodification and capitalization of the yoga and wellness industry so that YOU can begin to make more conscious decisions in a 10 billion industry that has had many of us fooled and start prioritizing REAL health mentally, emotionally and yes, physically. The Lightburn Podcast is more than just a show; it's a community and a collection of compassionate stories to shine brightly leaving you feeling seen and inspired. So let’s dive deep into conversations together where the "intersection" of wellness, yoga, and self actualization meet like never before.
Episode 37 - Into the Woods with Bradshaw Wish
Margo and Bradshaw discuss their friendship and their history and experiences in the yoga industry, the convo kicks off in the yoga lane but quickly turns more intimate about friendship, changing lives and circumstances of adulting! The conversation explores the themes of authenticity, self-discovery, and societal expectations. It delves into the fear of stepping outside normative expectations and the importance of living true to oneself. The importance of being open-minded and non-judgmental in relationships, especially when it comes to different lifestyles and identities. The conversation delves into the fear of judgment and the pressure to conform to societal expectations. Margo MIGHT break into song and cry a little along the way, surprise surprise.  The conversation concludes with a reflection on the power of acceptance, love, and the importance of embracing diversity.   Overview of the  conversation:  Embracing Open-Mindedness and Non-Judgment The Challenges and Rewards of Therapy Breaking Free from Societal Expectations Ways to find Bradshaw! On the gram @bradshawwish  and @cayayogaschool or @thefunnythingaboutyoga podcast!     To see Into The Woods you can find it on Disney Plus and thanks for enduring my need to sing my feelings! Haha!   Find my IG @margolightburn and @thelightburnpodcast    See you next episode! 
Jun 27
1 hr 2 min
Episode 36 interview with Diana May: The Power of Self-Care, Connection Navigating the Challenges of Activism, and Staying Informed with boundaries
We jumped right in sans intro because we welcomed back long time friend and guest to the pod Diana May! Diana May and Margo discuss their deep mentor-mentee relationship and the journey of their yoga practices. They explore the importance of finding the right teacher and the impact of online yoga. Diana shares her focus on somatic experiencing and neurosomatic health, emphasizing the connection between the brain and body. They also discuss the challenges of the yoga industry, including the pressure to create creative sequences and the devaluation of yoga through discount platforms like Groupon and ClassPass. The conversation concludes with a discussion of their upcoming retreat and the importance of self-care and connection. In this conversation, Margo and Diana discuss the challenges of activism and the pressure to stay informed about global issues. They explore the impact of social media on our nervous systems and the importance of setting boundaries to protect our mental health. Diana shares her experience with activism, including her work to protect the Thule Elk in Point Reyes National Seashore. They emphasize the interconnectedness of different causes and the need for biodiversity to sustain our planet. Diana also highlights her passion for helping people reduce pain and build a better relationship with their bodies.   FOLLOW DIANA AT: @dianamayyoga  And find a class with DIana online via her website: https://www.dianamay.com    To support the Thule Elk find resources here!  To submit a public comment closed June 5th 2024 but please inquiry and continue to support through the National Park Service to remove the Fence and free the Tule elk:  https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=333&projectID=108690&documentID=136861   If you want to learn more about the Tule elk and get some talking points for your comment: https://www.missionrewild.org/news
Jun 6
1 hr 1 min
Episode 35 - Denise Thomas
In this conversation, Margo reconnects with a long time old friend after 15 years Denise Thomas aka The Effective Communication Coach.  They share hilarious stories from their past and discuss everything from the pressure of beauty standards and the importance of feeling seen and valued to dating and expectations, including a discussion about a potential romantic encounter.  Denise Thomas and Margo touch on topics related to healing, dating, effective communication, and even faith. The conversation ends with a reflection on the biblical story of Adam and Eve as a blueprint for relationships, who knew!? The conversation concludes with a discussion on ones faith and the importance of believing in oneself.     Part two of this convo coming soon!    Follow Denise at @realcommcoach on IG and her website realcommcoach.com     Takeaways Healing is a continuous process and doesn't have an expiration date. When dating, it's important to take your time and not be too loyal too soon. Effective communication is a crucial skill in both personal and professional relationships. Having faith and belief in oneself is essential for personal growth and success.
May 15
52 min
Episode 34 - Womb Wellness and pelvic health beyond Kegels with Katie Sutherland
In this conversation, Margo and Katie Sutherland discuss the importance of pelvic health and womb wellness. They share personal experiences with pelvic floor issues and the impact of pregnancy and birth on pelvic health. They also explore the connection between gut health and pelvic health, as well as the importance of nervous system regulation in maintaining overall well-being. They discuss strategies for managing stress and overwhelm and highlight the work that Katie does in supporting individuals with womb wellness. The conversation emphasizes the need for education and open conversations about pelvic health to break the stigma and empower individuals to prioritize their well-being. In this conversation, Margo and Katie discuss the importance of cherishing pregnancy and connecting with the baby in the womb. They highlight the lack of honoring feminine rites of passage and the erasure of the feminine in society. They emphasize the need for women's communion and sharing experiences, and the creation of the Womb Wellness Revolution. They discuss the importance of calling in the village of women and starting small to create change. They also explore the ripple effects of women's gatherings and the addressing of trauma. They emphasize the exploration of womb wellness and health beyond Kegels, and the awakening and expansion of consciousness.   Follow Katie on IG at @wombwellnessrevolution Or find her at her website https://www.katiesutherland.com And as always follow the show, rate, subscribe review whereever you listen to the pod and on the gram!    Easy links here and ask your questions on the website! @thelightburnpodcast  margolightburn.com Leave a review here pretty please!?! Scroll down and review baby!   xo, Margo
May 8
1 hr 4 min
Episode 33 BONUS EPISODE! Birthday Tour Wrap Up and Hello again!
In this solo episode Margo chats about her birthday tour over the past months and why she had to dive deep under ground upon return! Topics touched on and closing reading: Childhood trauma - a brief foreshadowing of things to come. Mom guilt - this is a guilt free zone! The Lazy Susan Self reading at the end by Mark Nepo @marknepo    Please RATE SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW in Apple Podcasts or whereever you listen in and as always thank you for being here!    Follow The Lightburn Podcast at @thelightburnpodcast and or @margolightburn  Website to submit a question or comment! margolightburn.com    
May 2
51 min
Episode 32 -  I'M FIFTY (almost!) I love getting older and why!
In this episode Margo explores what it means to BE middle aged but not FEEL middle aged. And if becoming invisable is an option for any of us. There are some real nuggets of wisdom in this episode and some deep truth bombs about what it means to have the priveldge and even responsibility to get older. Grab a kleenex and turn up your volume, I'M FIFTY, almost! Link to sign up for Feb Birthday events! https://margolightburn.com  Link to Michelle Obama inspo https://youtu.be/dumm_XfHkmY?si=je24PYGsV3to27cq Host IG + Show IG @margolightburn @thelightburnpodcast  
Feb 9
43 min
Ep 31 YOGA LIFE with Giana Gambino of CAYA Yoga School!
Giana and Margo have an hoonest conversation about some of the difficulties of teacher, moiving, remaining confident and in a place of belief as a teacher these days. Follow Giana below and learn more about her podcast and upcoming teacher training! @gianamarie @cayayogaschool cayayogaschool.com
Feb 2
1 hr 16 min
Episode 31 Action Begets Action Episode Tools to get UNSTUCK!
In this episode Margo breaks down one of her favorite organizational tools as a preview of how she helps her clients and community stay ON TASK! It is a preview of her upcoming FIRELIGHTER series now to be offered in the early Spring due to some nasty winter weather this 2024!    Listen and learn and download the free PDF and Video Tutorial explanation of this MOST FAVORITE of Margo's tools by clicking here... until the next episide grab your freebie below!    THE MATRIX UNLOCKED    
Jan 23
39 min
Episode 30 - "Yoga Help Desk" with Sophia
In this episode Margo at long last launches a concept she WISHES she had had as a young or even seasoned teacher called "yoga help desk" ! In her first  YHD episode she talks to Sophia a new and bright yoga teacher who is struggling with some studio politics, some good old fashion "imposter syndrome" and just general disolusionment around teaching. I mean can we realte!?!??! YES WE CAN!   To ask YOUR questions on the show go to Margo's website to learn how to ask your questions or be on the show. This is for teachers and students alike, and there are NO WRONG QUESTIONS and Margo doesn't claim to have all the answers but she has seen most "angles" (haha see what I did there?) of the yoga, fitness, wellness business world and is a kind and loving coach who will STILL shoot you staright no matter what the circumstance or struggle at hand is.  JOIN MARGO HERE 
Jan 16
50 min
Episode 29 Preview of coming attractions this month and next and intro to the firelighter series!
In this episode Margo shares a sneak peek of her ALL TIME favorite organization tool and gives a brief preview of episodes on the horizon as she starts dropping interviews AND launches her first (hybrid) digital course called Firelighters!  Sign up for FIRELIGHTERS on my website and get the presale price when you share this episode on your social!  UPDATE ON FIRELIGHTERS! -Look for Firelighters in the Spring! The Winter storms blew our power and our candles out so it was best to postpone until attendees could attend! To be continued... xo, Margo
Jan 11
17 min
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