Yoga just feels good. How Yoga can benefit your mental and physical health w/ special guests AM YOGA (Grand Rapids, MI)

[Episode 74 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast]

This is a conversation that should not be missed. Ashley Yost and Mali Jane (the owners of AM Yoga in Grand Rapids, MI), as well as yoga instructor and professional counselor Margie Muñoz LLPC, talk to Paul Krauss MA LPC about everything, yoga. The panel believes that “Yoga just feels wonderful,” in addition to discussing the intersection of the physical and emotional health benefits yoga provides. Such a statement may appear straightforward, but what if your life truly “felt good”? Many people complain of chronic stress, body pain, and a lack of sleep in today’s hectic and confusing world, where many people spend 10+ hours a day slumped over a desk or sitting while enjoying themselves on various “screens.”

What if the ancient art of yoga could provide stress reduction, a sense of purpose, a sense of community, as well as physical and mental strength? It accomplishes this for many people. The proof is in the practice, according to the three yoga instructors interviewed on the program. Further, Margie Muñoz, a therapist, shares her knowledge of mental health and how yoga may aid in numerous areas of prevention as well as enhance the counseling/therapy process.

Ashley and Mail have been using the art and science of yoga and meditation to build a wellness community. The 365 Program at AM YOGA aims to give people the chance to practice yoga every day. Their goal is to make yoga accessible to everyone.

Learn more about AM YOGA here.

AM YOGA is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Margie Muñoz MA LLPC is a Professional Counselor and Yoga Instructor practicing in Grand Rapids, MI. She specializes in counseling for children and adolescents navigating the impacts of trauma including anger, depression, anxiety, and exaggerated reactivity, which can impact experiences at school, at home, and with peers. Margie also has experience working with young adults navigating anxiety and depression as they establish their independence and face complex pressures as they transition into adulthood. Margie is a bicultural, bilingual counselor who is able to provide counseling services in Spanish. Margie also leads trauma-informed yoga groups for pre-teens and adolescents navigating social pressure, anxiety, and depression.

Learn more about Margie Here.

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

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