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10: Navigating Change & Transformation with MacKenzie Kozlowski (Miller)

Tiffany Cruikshank and Rachel Land

Today Rachel Land talks with MacKenzie Kozlowski (Miller) about the challenging, sometimes uncomfortable, business of navigating change and transformation — which MacKenzie knows plenty about.

She was a personal trainer and group exercise instructor before discovering yoga and training to become a teacher. Soon afterward she was living the “yoga Influencer” life, rapidly building a career and teaching all over the world.

You may be familiar with MacKenzie from her social media profile, but in this deeply personal conversation you’ll hear how meeting her husband, moving from LA to rural Canada, and becoming a mother changed her trajectory completely. MacKenzie found herself grappling with all the shifts in her personal and professional life.

Listen in to hear MacKenzie share how she began the journey to redefine herself in this new light, and what tools and techniques have helped her do so with kindness and clarity.

“My life had taken on a momentum that I just didn’t really feel like I had control over.” – MacKenzie Kozlowski

“I was still teaching a lot of the fancy tricks and contortion stuff, but I had started falling out of love with it .” – MacKenzie Kozlowski

Show Notes:

  • MacKenzie’s introduction to yoga and her evolving practice [3:41]
  • Growing an engaged social media following [9:33]
  • An unexpected shift in MacKenzie’s career trajectory [14:37]
  • The pressure to keep up with social media expectations [19:24]
  • A lesson in letting go of control: MacKenzie’s first pregnancy and delivery [21:21]
  • Motherhood and MacKenzie’s changing identity [31:15]
  • Allowing time and space for refection is key for clarity in times of change [37:51]
  • Pregnancy and childbirth during a global pandemic [43:00]
  • How speaking or journalling your fears can decrease their power over you [44:11]
  • MacKenzie’s relationship with social media now and decisions around including her children [46:28]
  • The importance of kindness and compassion when rekindling a workout routine [51:35]
  • MacKenzie’s advice on navigating life change [56:13]

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“I was still teaching a lot of the fancy tricks and contortion stuff, but I had started falling out of love with it .” – MacKenzie Kozlowski

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