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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Nov 3, 2021

Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that is pervasive in our society, but are you prepared for clients and students who are coming in to your classes or sessions with that diagnosis?

In this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Evan Soroka joins us to share her experience of navigating diabetes, and how we as yoga professionals can safely provide yoga as an adjunct care.

Evan is a C-IAYT and E-RYT 500, and is the founder of Soroka Yoga Therapy in Aspen, Colorado. She wrote Yoga Therapy for Diabetes and is a contributor to Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Yoga Therapy Today Magazines. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens and chronic musculoskeletal issues throughout her life, Evan practices and teaches yoga as a health-providing tool.


-The intersection of Evan’s yoga journey and her diabetes diagnosis

-The grief of a new diagnosis

-Losing trust in your body and how yoga helps

-The importance of compassion and acceptance in diabetes management

-Navigating the trauma of a disease diagnosis

-How agency plays a role in client care

-Yoga as a tool for awareness and embodiment through proprioception and interoception

-Nervous system regulation and it’s affect on diabetes

-Evan shares some diabetes statistics

-Staying in your scope of practice as a yoga professional

-Why some students might need their phone in yoga class

-Contraindications for those who suffer from diabetes

-Doshas of people with diabetes

-Evan’s favorite practices for people with diabetes

-Cultivating a strong breathwork practice

-Nose breathing vs mouth breathing

-Pamela shares her favorite breathwork

-Differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

-Yoga as adjunct to healthcare for diabetes

Connect with Evan:

Yoga Therapy for Diabetes Book (Affiliate Link)

Jill Miller resources:

Coregeous therapy ball (Affiliate Link)

Tune Up Fitness (Affiliate Link)


Connect with Pamela:


Clubhouse and Greenroom:  @pamelacrane


Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.