Ep 39: Socially Awkward to Authentic Relating with Sara Ness

Do you ever feel socially awkward? Do you ever not know what to say when you are connecting with someone new? Or maybe you have a hard time relating to people you do know?

Yeah, you are not alone.

Hear Sara’s story of learning how to relate to the world.


10616137_10152477405292339_539088566022677274_n 13245929_10153683051137339_1967288097_n

Sara Ness
is an exuberant community creator and facilitator, founder of the Houston and Austin Authentic communities. She is passionate about exposing the joy of human connection. Sara has led hundreds of events of every kind, and has coached leaders across the world on how to lead from a place of freedom and empathy. She travels across North America spreading a revolution of authentic communication. Check her out at www.authrev.com!


kundalini yoga

Ep 38: Kundalini Yoga with Nicole Nardone


Nicole Nardone is a kundalini yoga & meditation teacher, a sacred space holder, and cosmic creatress living in Minneapolis. She gives classes & workshops (in person and virtually), designs mystical ecourses, leads epic retreats, and works privately with those willing to wade (or jump) into the deep end. Her work blends ancient spiritual traditions with modern living. She is fiery and loving, divinely guided, and is interested in redefining sacredness. She believes in using the full capacity and range of the human experience as a powerful path to waking up. It’s just way more fun. When she isn’t “working”, she slips away into the woods or water to commune with the earth, sky, and all the magical, mystical beings that have brought her here, who have brought all of us here. To learn more, visit nicolenardone.com.





Ep 37: Resilience: When you have a Shitty Childhood


Nikki Townsend is the founder of Camp Grown Ass Women, a women’s empowerment camp in Minnesota. As a child, Nikki was the victim of extensive abuse and, after leaving home, spent nearly three years homeless during her early teens and abused drugs for several years before developing a successful performance career. She ultimately got clean, healed and hopes to help others break the barriers preventing them from reaching their goals.

Nikki believes that her negative experiences shaped her personality and passion and that by accepting, forgiving and understanding we can utilize what seems difficult to create a better life for ourselves. We each have the resilience to recover from devastating situations and understand that pain, loss, humiliation or guilt may be part of our lives, but it does not define us. We can let go and be happier!

Nikki is also the mother of three crazy kids, lives in Minneapolis and when she’s not working or momming, she can be found riding her bike, drinking a whiskey, doing yoga or out in the woods camping, hunting, fishing or hiking.

119 20160321_164453



return to sisterhood

036 Return to Sisterhood with Shelli Mullins

I really enjoyed my conversation with Shelli. I would describe her as “sweet and empowered.” She’s created space for a tribe of women to come together online. It’s truly inspiring.

There is a shift happening with the way women interact. How can we get out of judgement and comparison of other women and move into support and inspiration? How can we be more open and vulnerable in this world? Who will give us permission to be our messy selves in this world? How can we create more communities to make this happen?

Hear her story with create this group and how she got to where she is now.

Continue reading


Ep 34: Movement with Teresa Reid

teresa reid

I am a lover of beauty, wonder and awe – a seeker of grace, connection and loving presence. My greatest teacher is my life and my pathway to understanding is my body.

As a child there was nothing sweeter or more satisfying to my soul than dancing. I was often found moving through meadows and fields, across dance floors or recital halls. Movement was my sanctuary – the place I turned to, again and again, to reconnect with the joy of uninhibited movement and the deep peace of BEing in my body.

In my late 20s I began a journey that would take me into the depths of embodied healing, spiritual inquiry, earth wisdom, community engagement, and movement as a path of liberation. I came to realize that, for me, life deepens and transforms through continued inquiry and direct experiences that are grounded IN life, IN the body, IN relationship.

As a Certified Dancing Freedom Facilitator, Yoga Instructor, and Open Floor Teacher-in-Training, I have been profoundly blessed, inspired and influenced by the wisdom of the body, a deep connection with nature, daily opportunities to relate and grow as a mother, partner, facilitator and friend, and continued studies in practices that inform and empower my own living. Visit her website.



[Warrior Night] Self Love


This month we are talking about something every single person can benefit from hearing about- SELF LOVE. Just in time for the lovey month of the year. Cuz you gotta fill up your cup with love before you have anything else to give to a partner.

Self love is good for SOOO many reasons, so let’s have a warrior night about it and hear what our panel has to say.

Host: Janelle Klander
Meet our Panel:
Sheena Cleopatra
Rachel Schwartz
Jaina Portwood

Artist: Rachel Braun — Check out her instagram. 

12622320_1039816202706702_8488527241809769080_o 12620843_835788419863936_1366334804_o 12633251_835788276530617_365097343_o 12637077_835786346530810_741557633_o 12620821_835786253197486_2109970200_o 12632956_835786153197496_1036294959_o

Upcoming events: 

Feb 12th Art Opening at Modus Locus 

For Valentines Day!

Feb 13th: Thai Massage for Couples 

Feb 13th Revive Your Connection Workshop – Janelle and Amy 

Feb 14th Create a Sacred Space – Sacred Geometry 

April 2nd and 3rd – Warrior Weekend
And stay tuned for Sheena’s meditation class announcement on facebook.

Book mentioned: ‘Love 



Movie: fyi– It’s on Netflix too.



Love Thy Selfie:

20160203_205830 20160203_20564320160203_211202 20160203_205641

20160203_211819 20160203_211753 20160203_211744 20160203_211709 20160203_211553 20160203_211512

20160203_211621 20160203_211046

 Next Warrior Night is March 2nd 7-9pm, Modus Locus. 

Get your Weekly Dose of Inspiration + Empowerment Like all of These other Warriors.



Ep32 Self Love with Rachel Schwartz

Let’s talk abut Self Love. It’s mentioned in many other podcast episodes, but it deserves a solo episode.

I sat down and chatted with Rachel about this uber important topic by her sharing her experiences and insights from her journey of life.

I love Rachel for many reasons. I’m grateful to get to work with her by hosting my monthly event – Warrior Night at Modus Locus which is the first Wednesday of the month.


Rachel Schwartz is a furniture designer and upholsterer located in South Minneapolis. She is also a co-director of Modus Locus, a gallery/flex-use space in Powderhorn Park. To learn more about Rachel and her local businesses, visit rumpusislandstudio.com and moduslocusmpls.com.

Get your Weekly Dose of Inspiration + Empowerment Like all of These other Warriors.



Ep31 Living with Purpose with Neda Renee

Do you ever go to an event because you know you’ll meet someone special? Neda Renee was that special person I met at the Polo Classic last August.

We found out we had alot in common with our mission in life as the desire to inspire and change lives. That kinda cool stuff. So I knew I had to have Neda share some of her wisdom with the Warrior Tribe.

Living Life with Purpose & The Ups and Downs of Being an Entrepreneur

Neda did things that didn’t align with her purpose. She had jobs that were ok. Until…. that just didn’t cut it anymore. She had to do what her soul wanted. Can you relate?

Hear what’s she’s got to say about it in this episode.


Neda Renee is an award winning Vision Coach known for her interactive, revealing, educational workshops and presentations which leave everyone inspired, uplifted and transformed.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Neda Renee has more than 20 years of experience #ChangingLivesTheVillageWay through successfully connecting girls and individual clients to their destinies. She focuses extensively on young girls and women.

Her niche is creating self-development sessions for pre-teens,teens and women guiding them to find their purpose though vision board workshops, one-on-one experiences and vision coaching services in seven key growth areas.

Neda Renee is one of the most sought after speakers at elementary, high school, colleges and universities. Grab Hold of Your Vision and Give her a Call! Become Successfully Connected TODAY! 320.634.NEDA or visit her website www.SuccessfulConnections4you.com.

Be a Badass Spiritual Warrior and Never Miss an Episode! Sign up here.


What did you think?

Get your Weekly Dose of Inspiration + Empowerment Like all of These other Warriors.



EP 29: Uncomfortable to Comfortable with Lauren Van Matre







Are you willing to get uncomfortable? Are you willing to feel vulnerable? Are you willing to step outside of your ‘safe zone’ to live your life?

in this week’s episode i chat with Laurel about her experience exploring life through getting vulnerable. Life begins at your comfort zone, right? So what are you waiting for?





LAUREL VAN MATRE E-RYT 500 (Founder & Director of YOGA GARDEN) Laurel is a Minneapolis, MN based Yogi, Designer, and Entrepreneur.  A yoga practitioner for over 19 years and teacher for more than 15 years, Laurel is known for her ability to help her students align each pose, while giving it relevance to their daily working lives. She teaches weekly public classes at her studio YOGA Garden, corporate and group privates, and coaches individuals.

In addition to YOGA Garden she is the owner/operator of LVMGardens Design. She holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, has lived in London and travelled extensively through Europe and Asia.

For more information about Laurel, visit her website at www.laurelvanmatre.com or blog at www.laurelvanmatre.blogspot.com.

Laurel will be leading a 200 Hour Teacher Training: Understanding Alignment Through Action at her studio starting February 18th.  To learn more or request an application please go to the website at www.yogagardenmpls.com


YGTT2016postcardV3 (1)

Get your Weekly Dose of Inspiration + Empowerment Like all of These other Warriors.