Finding Your Why

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I have a brain that moves very quickly. So for me, if my brain and my body are moving in the same rhythm, it helps me feel more present and aligned.
— Nicole Cardoza

Everything Is A Practice with Nicole Cardoza

Social entrepreneur, yogi and strategist, Nicole Cardoza, shares her perspective on teaching children the power of being present, approaching her social good ventures as a practice, breaking down the stigmas that surround mental health, and applying her knowledge of tech to the development of Yoga Foster, a national nonprofit that empowers educators with yoga for the classroom, and Mental Health League, an impact organization on a mission to get the world to rally around mental health.



Themes and Topics explored in this episode

  • Mindfulness as liberation and a practice of holding space for oneself 

  • Grounding practices to activate presence 

  • Going inward before acting outwards

  • Yoga Foster - an educational, mindful yoga/teacher platform 

  • School structures and the lack of mental health resources in standard educational systems  

  • Mental Health League - creating conversations around mental health + building awareness for the large spectrum of people living with these conditions

  • Implementing yoga + community to empower mental health narratives 

  • Nicole’s time as a strategist informing her new business approach 

  • Continuous self inquiry and personal mindfulness practices 

  • Putting yourself into the role of the student 

  • Liberation through movement 

  • How we unlock our creative potential when we slow down

  • Being process oriented and reconnecting to your “why”

  • Children as our greatest teachers

  • The hindrances of an evolving-adult world view



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