Yoga as Therapy with Kate Potter

Welcome to the premier BE THE LIGHT Podcast. My first guest is a dear friend, Kate Potter. Kate and I met almost 20 years ago teaching yoga at the same studio. Kate’s main focus besides teaching classes and retreats, has been teaching Yoga as Therapy for all conditions. Her study of Ayurveda has given her an informed approach to personalize programs her students needs. In recent years her television show Namaste is seen worldwide on 5 continents.

Listen to our candid conversation.



  1. Keltie Bassett November 21, 2016 at 5:54 am - Reply

    So timely for me as I get lost in how to change my energetic negative pathways in the mind. I find this especially difficult in the evening when my mind is fatigued. Some of the practices talked about, humour, inspiring talks, music, mudras will be added to my practice toolkit.
    Yoga and movement has always been a source of support and it is good to hear others express the same feelings. Nice to know that just the intention of being with yourself lying down, even and breathing has value.
    I intend to tune into the podcasts mentioned including Jimmy Fallon (I have never listened to him)! Norman Fisher, David Whyte, Kate Potter. The podcasts will be nourishment during those dark times. Thank you Melanie and Kate.

    • Madhuri Phillips November 21, 2016 at 7:44 am - Reply

      Thank you Keltie for listening and for your message. Yes, when the mind/ body are fatigued it can be much more challenging to consciously reprogram the neropthways. That’s when the practice of surrender and compassion are so powerful-you love yourself through any emotional state. Much love to you Keltie.

  2. April Ruttle November 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    This was a welcome gift! Thank you, Melanie and Kate. Like Keltie, I was reassured by the notion that “showing up” to one’s practice sometimes means simply lying on your mat, sorting out your thoughts….It’s also encouraging to hear humour (and Jimmy Fallon specifically 😉 included as a part of a practice. Humour has helped carry me through countless dark times – and it forms a significant part of the bond between me and my husband, and our sons, for that matter! Thanks you again, Melanie, for providing such nourishing food for the soul.xoxo

    • Madhuri Phillips November 22, 2016 at 9:24 am - Reply

      You are so welcome, April!
      Yes, “showing up” really is one of the most important aspects of life. Every day we continue to show up…for ourselves and others, without expectation or standards and this is what I have come to experience as surrender. Then we get to choose “how” we show up. For me, humour is so healing. Blessings. Melanie

  3. Cheryl Brewster November 21, 2016 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    What a lovely conversation between the two of you! So enjoyed listening to the beauty of your voices and wisdom. Well done! Fabulous information/insights for those in chronic pain… I will recommend to my peeps!

    • Madhuri Phillips November 22, 2016 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to listen, Cheryl and for your loving feedback. Yes, please feel free to share with anyone who may benefit. Be the light. Melanie

  4. Ruth November 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for talk about fibromyalgia and how much yoga and meditation can help. I know the every day struggle. Love the podcast.

    Namaste ??

  5. Ruth November 23, 2016 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Than you so much for talking about fibromyalgia and how much yoga and meditation can help. I know the everyday struggle. Love the podcast.

    Namaste ??

    • Madhuri Phillips November 24, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Ruth, thank you for listening! I’m so happy to hear that touching upon fibromyalgia in our discussion was of benefit to you. Yes, yoga and meditation can be wonderful tools. Many blessings, Melanie

Leave A Comment