Episode 36

Published on:

25th Dec 2020

Body Neutrality & Sensation-Focused Movement with Helen Phelan

We are so excited to share our interview with Helen Phelan! Helen is a certified pilates instructor, integrative health coach, and prenatal/postpartum corrective exercise specialist. She is a former professional dancer who struggled with body image and disordered eating for years- and when she became an instructor she was determined to find a way to share the empowering aspects of a movement practice without diet culture's toxicity, and her method and online studio, Helen Phelan Studio was born. Inspired by the intuitive eating movement, Helen's method is designed to enhance your self trust and intuition by creating workouts that connect you more deeply to yourself while challenging you physically and allowing space for self compassion. She's been featured in Huffington Post, Well and Good, Mind Body Green, InStyle Magazine and more. 

In this episode we discussed body neutrality (what it means & how it benefits us), the politics inherent within health & wellness, and how sensation-focused movement practices support our mental & physical health. It was an incredibly powerful conversation offering so many lightbulb moments, and definitely one of our favorite episodes to date!

Where to find Helen:

Helen Phelan Studio 

Start your free 10 day trial to HPS

5 Step Guide To Stop Using Exercise as Punishment And Learn To Love Your Practice

@helenvphelan on IG

Where to find us:

Evolna's website

Instagram: @evolna_


Marie's Instagram: @mariejanicek

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About the Podcast

This Thing Called Movement
Welcome to This Thing Called Movement! Join us as we expand our understanding and awareness of the multi-faceted, often unspoken, ways movement influences and heals us. From the physical to the mental, emotional to the spiritual, there is so much movement richness in the world that we aren't aware of. We'll debunk myths, share expert advice and gain insight into our guests' personal movement experiences and the transformations that resulted. Step in for inspiring conversations that empower you to cultivate a healthy relationship with your body and experience the powerful benefits movement has to offer.