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Guiding Star Yoga Therapy - A Podcast Interview Episode #3

Updated: May 13, 2023

I had the pleasure interviewing Nancy Harvey, RN, MSN, a local Family Nurse Practitioner and Yoga Therapist. The benefit of being part of a collaborative network of wellness practitioners is that we get to learn from one another. We are not all experts on every topic, so it's always enlightening to meet another like-minded mompreneur and nurse who strives to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle.

After being in the nursing field myself for a few years, it taught me that most caretakers, including nurses and physicians, do not care for themselves - typically putting their health and wellness last. It was refreshing to meet another provider who prioritizes self-care while balancing her personal and professional life - something we can all aspire to.

[DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by individuals in the following program do not necessarily reflect those of Jen Marie Cliff and JMC Healing & Wellness Academy or its affiliates. Copyright Reiki Pathways, LLC.]


Nancy Harvey, RN, MSN opened her business called, Guiding Star Yoga Therapy. She received her Master's from the University of Pennsylvania. Harvey has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1980. Harvey has been a Yoga practitioner for 25+ years and a yoga teacher since 2013. She completed her initial 200-hour basic teacher training with Holy Yoga International providing yoga classes with a Christian perspective. In addition, she completed her three hundred-hour at Yoga Alliance teacher training and completed her MS in Yoga Therapy at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2018. Then she was certified as a yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and trained in the NADA protocol of ear acupuncture for addiction and anxiety. Certified Y12SR Instructor (Yoga for 12 Step Recovery).


In this episode Nancy goes over these topics:

  • The difference between yoga therapy and yoga classes

  • Yoga Therapy utilizes the tools (philosophy, postures, breathwork, meditation, mudras, and mantras) to empower individuals to heal, reduce suffering, and increase health

  • Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process

  • Yoga practice not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner

  • Yoga therapy can be preventative or curative

  • Yoga can manage the illness

  • Yoga can facilitate healing

  • Yoga can help moms related to:

    • Prenatal yoga

    • Management of pregnancy-related problems of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles

    • Stress management

    • Helping children with special needs such as autism


Nancy combines her years of yoga and nursing practice to truly get to know you. You fill out a 4-page questionnaire related to your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and wellness.

You will have time to ask your questions and go over your concerns with an initial FREE 30-consultation.

Finally, she offers 10% discounts to anyone who are members of Grace Yoga & Pilates and The WellNest. Contact her directly for more information. [Read below.]


Click here to listen now.

Mission/Purpose: Using ancient wisdom for modern healing. Therapies use all of the tools of yoga to empower individuals in their own healing. Location: Grace Yoga and Pilates, 4735 Read Mountain Rd, Cloverdale, VA In-Person and Virtually [Zoom]




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