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Back in 1979, next to a waterbed in a suburb of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, high school gymnast, Debbie Barnett, discovered yoga. Twenty-two years later, in 2001, Debbie gained certification and began teaching yoga. Today, Debbie holds a Certified Yoga Teacher-500 hour certification. Whether speaking to a group of physicians about the benefits of mindfulness and breathing, or teaching yoga to at-risk youth, Debbie fulfills The Yoga Woman’s mission of “healing the world through yoga, one breath at a time.”
The Yoga Woman, Debbie Barnett, applies yoga principles to everyday situations: from presentation skills for business people, to life integration and stress management for college students, to yoga to help the average person find more sustained joy.
2001 was a big year for The Yoga Woman. In addition to starting her yoga teaching career, that’s when Debbie founded Conscious Flow, Inc., a professional and personal development company. Conscious Flow helps people find peace and clarity in their lives, while improving their ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
For seven months in 2003, from Atlanta to Seattle, Debbie conducted over two-hundred mini-sales training workshops promoting Brian Tracy’s one-day sales training events to every type of sales business - mortuaries to mortgages companies, real estate offices to car dealerships. The experience taught Debbie to think on her feet while being able to relate to diverse audiences in varied setting.
Later that same year, Debbie moved to Southern California to work with Rhythm Journey Drum Circles promoting corporate team building drum circles. Yes, you read that right, drum circles! As a drummer, Debbie enjoys giving others the experience of entrainment that happens when people join in a rhythmical activity like drumming or breathing in unison.
In 2005, at the National Speakers Association, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, Debbie won the Platform Performance award for her three minute inspirational / motivational speech while giving an advanced yoga demonstration…on a table. The audience’s response? “Some people talk about focus, Debbie Barnett demonstrates focus, loud and clear!”
2008 saw Debbie’s first book published, “The Deeper the Roots, the Juicier the Fruits! 8 Spiritual Practices for a Juicy Life.” This small, illustrated, colorful book is like a yoga class in your back pocket. Debbie’s currently working on a young adult novel with yoga as its theme.
In 2010, the Orange County (CA) Probation Department honored Debbie with an Outstanding Probation Volunteer award for her efforts teaching hatha yoga and yoga philosophy to incarcerated male minors. Minors and staff listed Debbie’s approachability, sense of humor, and her ability to make yoga fun and accessible as reasons for the recognition.
Theses days, when not on the road speaking, Debbie is available for individual or small group private lessons for those that want to deepen their understanding of yoga and its philosophy.
More than just stretching, yoga is a lot harder than it looks. It’s an all-over physical workout while simultaneously relaxing the mind, thereby reducing stress.
The Yoga Woman’s classes are a blend of yang (active) and yin (receptive) poses and breathing exercises. Finishing with a soothing meditation makes for an energizing yet deeply relaxing class. In her free-form flow yoga classes, The Yoga Woman embodies the essence of moksha (liberation), the ultimate goal of yoga.
Yoga, a centuries-old practice, encompass a life management system for every aspect of being; body, mind and spirit.
Attend one of The Yoga Woman’s public classes below. No sign up required, and no, you don’t have to be flexible!
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|Tuesdays||6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.||Vinyasa 2||Intermediate Flow Yoga|
Yoga Squared 195 El Camino Real, Suite 201 (Upstairs), Tustin, CA 92780 Phone: (714) 625-7230
|Thursdays||5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Inner Space Yoga||All Levels Flow Yoga|
|Fridays||10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.||Inner Space Yoga||All Levels Flow||Sundays||11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||Inner Space Yoga||All Levels Flow Yoga|
Inner Space Yoga
607 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Yoga, a centuries-old practice, encompass a life management system for every aspect of being; body, mind and spirit.
Debbie's way of teaching is what keeps me coming back every week. She explains each move and then gives several choices on how to maneuver it depending on your flexibility. It's a very soothing flow. I absolutely love the last 5-7 minutes of relaxation/meditation. She has the perfect voice to add singing or reading to the whole experience." ~
I'm sure you must know how good you are as a yoga instructor. No validation is needed, but I feel compelled to say you are my favorite among a host of outstanding instructors. I am most impressed with your communication skills (a pretty darn good singer too!). Your voice is very clear and your messages are easily understood and remembered. I'm also swayed by your positive energy and up-beat attitude.
Debbie has a great way of bringing yoga into the realm of practical, usable steps to increase your productivity. Looking for a great way to propel your professional and personal life forward? Debbie will show you techniques which can be used in any environment at any time to do just that. Katie Darling, Director of Community Relations, Jobing.com – Inland Empire
Does this sound like your staff or students? Agitated, irritable, short-tempered, forgetful, moody, sleep deprived, nervous, or unsteady
Would you rather see this? Calm, relaxed, joyful, focused, centered, clear, purposeful, peaceful, loving, graceful, happy, and flowing with ease
Did you know that 60 to 90% of all doctors' visits are stress related? The impact of stress on healthcare costs is tremendous, and growing every day right along with our waistlines. It's time we stop relying on doctors, prescriptions, and insurance companies to manage our health and wellbeing. Employers are learning that prevention programs not only help temper healthcare costs, but create happier, more productive employees.
This workshop is a step forward on the path to personal responsibility for our individual and collective health and well-being. In this fun, interactive program, participants learn easy yoga-based stress reduction techniques to do at the office, worksite, or while traveling. A variety of breathing and meditation techniques, along with easy yoga stretches, can be modified to fit any situation.
Improve quality of life while increasing bottom-line results by learning how to handle stress before it handles you! You owe it to yourself, your family, and your community to be proactive in managing stress.
Excellent – I feel calmer because I have some specific steps to implement into my everyday routine. Kathy pallamary, store owner
Your visit with our management team was an incredible opportunity to learn things that we can do in our offices and at our desks to integrate yoga techniques practically into our daily routine. I got great feedback from my physician and management leaders about the time with you. Not only did they enjoy it but many have commented on things that you taught that they now do in their offices. Thanks for a great, customized session that was valuable to each of us. Bob Blair, Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente, South Bay (Torrance, CA) Regional Medical Center
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Great presentation – truly informational. Debbie has great knowledge of public speaking and presents it in an organized yet fun fashion. Susie Campbell, Raytheon Engineer
Connecting with an audience is an art. As with any art, it takes practice to achieve mastery. In “The Art of Powerful Presentations: Learn to Connect with Your Audience,” Debbie Barnett shares secrets professional speakers use to move their audiences to take action now.
In this action-packed workshop, you'll learn the “COD” (Content, Organization, and Delivery) method of speech development and delivery. By following the COD method of speech preparation and delivery, it ensures your audiences understand what you want to convey, can easily follow along, and will help them remember your key points.
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Debbie, your 30 second networking seminar was just what the doctor ordered! You helped me transform that vital element of my sales arsenal into something focused, humorous, memorable, and effective. Your techniques, your vast experience, and your commitment to excellence make your sales training seminars stand out from the rest. The business you've helped me generate far exceeds the very modest cost of the seminars. Lee McIntyre, Insurance Salesman
Looking for a tool that will enhance your networking ROI? Something to help you get clear on how you serve, who you serve, and why? What is that tool? Your effective elevator pitch!
Mastering your elevator pitch can open doors of connection. When you can speak in terms of benefits and distinguish your uniqueness clearly and concisely, people immediately “get” what you do. When you connect with their emotions, they want what you are selling!
This program is interactive, fast-paced, and a lot of fun! After learning the basics, audience members will receive feedback and tweaking to perfect their pitch. The result is a memorable pitch that creates interest, attracts business, and helps people remember you!
Have you always wanted to learn Astrology but didn't know where to start? Maybe you’ve been studying for years, and want to gain insight into what the current transits are doing in your natal chart.
Using tools you already have at hand, you can learn astrology. You’ll be doing charts for your friends and family in no time. Debbie taught herself how to read astrology charts, and she can teach you, too!
The way you explained Astrology made it so easy for me to understand my chart, and therefore me, better. It’s also helpful to understand how the transits are affecting my chart and the world. A great big "thank you!" Susan Rodriquez, interior decorator
Our organization is very interested in helping our staff to be healthier and to thrive in their lives and with their families. Your visit with our management team was an incredible opportunity to learn things that we can do in our offices and at our desks to integrate yoga techniques practically into our daily routine.
I got great feedback from my physician and management leaders about the time with you. Not only did they enjoy it but many have commented on things that you taught that they now do in their offices. Thanks for a great, customized session that was valuable to each of us." ~
Debbie, thank you so much for the powerful sales appointment ideas! Your suggestions were the single most creative and effective tool I have ever used! You have such a keen sense of people and deeper knowledge of what it truly takes to be a credible sales person in the client's eyes. I'm so fortunate to have you as my personal coach and "listener"
A riser is great if you have more than 50 people so that they can have an unobstructed view. Debbie doesn't use a lectern so if there needs to be on the stage, move to one side and slightly back from the front. Please provide a small table for her to set items on that she'll be referring to and a glass of water. Debbie prefers lights full up so that the audience is wide awake. A projector with a USB cable and screen are necessary in most instances.
If you are setting up rounds, half-rounds are best so that people don't have their backs to the stage. If theater style is preferred, chevron is best. By angling the rows you maximize the ability of people to see other people's faces. If you are setting up classroom style, angle the rows so that people can see one another, rather than having rows run straight across the room. Let them be up close and personal.
CARLSBAD – Debbie Barnett is used to looking at the world from unusual angles. It helps her close sales and inspire other salespeople to do the same, she said.
Barnett, a yoga instructor and motivational speaker, will be the presenter at the First Friday Breakfast tomorrow hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Her topic will be "Sales & Marketing With a Yoga Twist."
Several chamber members recommended Barnett, said Betsy Bracken, who helps select speakers for the monthly breakfasts. The gatherings attract about 150 people. In choosing presenters, Bracken said, a main criterion is that they "give tangible information people can apply right away to their business." Barnett has built her own company by doing that.
Before starting Conscious Flow four years ago, she was a senior sales trainer and field sales representative with the coaching company Brian Tracy Programs. Now, she often brings yoga into her presentations. The strategy helps people remember her points, she said.
In sales, "you have to make an impression, an imprint, a stamp," Barnett said. "The quicker you can get your point across, the quicker people understand." She said part of her mission is to show people how aligning the mind, body and spirit can make it easier to achieve goals. Sometimes she does a handstand while she talks to serve as an illustration.
Barnett drew another parallel between yoga and sales. "It's all a practice – flexibility, facing your fears, developing your core strength," she said. It was practice that helped her develop her own business. She was not always such a confident speaker. Seven years ago, public speaking was Barnett's greatest fear. She joined the speaking club Toastmasters International to conquer her anxiety. She said she learned that "when you have something you're afraid of and you walk past that fear, your greatest gift is on the other side."
A few years after joining Toastmasters, Barnett was laid off from her job as an executive assistant in the savings and loan industry. Public speaking had become one of her passions and she turned it into a new career. In the spring of 2005, she won a first-place speaking award at an annual competition hosted by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the National Speakers Association.
Barnett is based in Orange County. Her other programs focus on health, listening and communication skills.
The Connie Contest, a speak-off, allows contestants a maximum of three minutes to demonstrate their skills and prove their ability to immediately connect with the audience, one of the most difficult presentations a speaker will ever give. The Greater Los Angles Chapter of the National Speakers Association, sponsors this annual event. It is critiqued in eight separate categories in front of a panel of professional judges including professional speech coaches, television talk-show hosts, Broadway acting coaches, and professional platform coaches.
Debbie Barnett, professional speaker, trainer, and certified yoga instructor won the professional speaking profession’s title of Consummate Platform Professional. The designation was awarded for Debbie’s superb presentation skills combined with the integral use of yoga poses during her message to the audience, on top of a table on the raised stage (to be seen by members of the audience). “I had flashbacks to my high school days in gymnastics on the balance beam. Her speech was titled a “Yoga Twist”.
The sculptured-glass award called “The Connie,” named for Constance Dean Yambert, the dean of American public speaking coaches, was presented to Debbie, by Connie. This is with high regard from the 200-plus members of this association of professional speakers. Debbie says, “I competed for this award with much preparation and confidence using my yoga protocol with the intention of jump-starting my new career as a writer and a keynote speaker on an international stage!”
“I know it is possible to have a balanced life AND be successful! Yes, it is! In what I call a Yoga Twist, yoga is the metaphor and visual example of a life that works. A sales approach that you are comfortable with. Ease and clarity in your communications with others. Using basic principles of yoga, Debbie offers practical solutions to everyday problems.
“My love of yoga began 25 years ago at age 16. I was a gymnast in high school and my favorite events were the balance beam and floor exercise. One day I came across a book about yoga and was so fascinated I started to practice. Today it would be called cross training and it did in fact improve my gymnastic performances. Yoga centered and focused my mind in harmony with my body, resulting in more fluidity in my movements, improving my strength moves, and relieving performance stress and anxiety.
“I have been involved with the fitness industry most of my life. For a while I was an aerobic instructor, a competitive kick boxer and weight trainer. I have the benefit of all that in my yoga practice. Yoga is an allover workout including aerobic and cardio. It relives stress of the physical body, mental anxiety and soothes the emotional and spiritual body, creating balance and harmony.
“In 2003 I contracted with Brian Tracy Programs as a Senior Sales Trainer and Field Sales Representative. Tracy is one of the world’s leading authorities on sales, and personal and business success. While presenting over 200 sales training workshops across the country that year, I gained a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities sales people face on a daily basis.”
Today Debbie Barnett is a dynamic and practical presenter and coach on the subjects of finding life balance, improving communication skills, and enhancing personal persuasiveness. Using her 25-year yoga practice as both a metaphor and example of how to live a balanced, successful life, you will walk away with a real sense of how the marriage of East and West can enhance your well-being, both personally and professionally. Balance, flexibility, and core strength are a few of the yoga principles Debbie incorporates into her impactful presentations and coaching sessions.
“WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU? Decreased healthcare costs by reducing stress, increased productivity and creativity, increased job satisfaction, improved communication, increased employee retention, improved sales efficiencies.”
Debbie now relies exclusively on yoga to maintain peak physical, emotional and mental performance, and this is the message she is demonstrating and modeling for her clients. My core values come from: the union (yoga) of body, mind and spirit, balance, authenticity, abundance, growth, integrity, creativity, adventure, courage, fun, deep listening!
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Beginning Flow Yoga with Debbie Barnett 2 DVD set
Experience two energizing yet relaxing yoga sessions with Debbie Barnett. Our Beginning Yoga Flow DVDs are ideal for those new to Vinyasa Flow yoga, as well as more advanced practitioners. These two, 68-minute programs, can be practiced at home or on the road. Learn proper yogic breathing techniques and correct form for basic yoga postures as you connect body and breath in sequences that build strength, improve balance, and increase overall flexibility. Please note that Vinyasa Flow yoga can be challenging, so take it at your own pace. Rest when needed.
Total run time: 136 minutes
Price: $24.98 +t/s/h
Meditation for Love and Success 2 DVD set
Easy-to-do meditation techniques for beginners and long-time meditation practitioners alike. Learn about the benefits of meditation and how, by stilling the mind, you can attract more of what you want from life! DVD 1 is 37 minutes long on what meditation is and what it isn't, when to use it, and how to fit it into your day. DVD 2 is one hour long and details several different meditation techniques. Find the technique that's right for you!
Total run time: 137 minutes
Price: $24.98 +t/s/h
"The Deeper the Roots, the Juicier the Fruits! 8 Spiritual Practices for a Juicy Life" written and illustrated by Debbie Barnett
In this 4"x6" book, you'll discover how easy it is to:
"The Deeper the Roots, the Juicier the Fruits!" has helped join my spiritual perspective with my inner self which I have struggled with. Having a crisp guide to follow daily has been wonderful. Following Debbie's eight practices has improved my life." Steve Pestrak
Price: $17.62 + t/s/h
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"I'm a yoga teacher. I get paid to be flexible."
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