044: Break patterns & shift the narrative, Elsie Escobar

044: Break patterns & shift the narrative, Elsie Escobar

“It was, for me, a self-help tool. It was a way in which I experienced a very deep transformation in who I was as a woman — as a person.” ~Elsie Escobar, on podcasting

How do we, as content creators, begin to break the patterns and shift the narrative? It might not be what you think…

Elsie Escobar is one of my podcasting idols. Actor, yoga teacher, podcast producer & advocate (you can see why we connect with each other so well), her original podcast, Elsie’s Yoga Class was one of the first I ever listened to — before I even really knew what a podcast was!

Now, after listening to her for years and working one on one with Elsie through her E-League mentoring program, I have a whole new appreciation for the question, “What else is possible?” because for Elsie (and for me), podcasting is about so much more than downloads, sponsors and statistics.

And no matter what kind of content you are creating in the world, through social media, a blog, a podcast, videos, workshops, your business, your art, etc, YOU have the option to follow the pack or carve a whole new path to shift the conversation. Find out how, listen now…


“Go to the things that YOU really resonate with because that’s the conversation we need to have, and THEN you frame it on your point of view because that’s going to start to break patterns.” ~Elsie Escobar, on media consumption and creation


Connect with Elsie




E-League Podcast Mentoring 

The Panel at Podcast Movement

She Podcasts

Libsyn’s The Feed Podcast

Elsie’s Yoga Kula

My favorite mediation episodes include:

Ep 83: 25 Minute Meditation Finding Your Center In Difficult Situations

Episode 62: Yoga Nidra Yourself Out! a 65 min Deep Meditative Relaxation

Episode 61: Chill the Body Out! a 13 minute Full Body Yogic Relaxation

Connect with Andrea

Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Resources & Links

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — My students’ new podcast!!!

Elizabeth Tuckwell’s Art With Intention Creative Jumpstart

Kelly Covert’s podcast interview with MOI on In Her Voice

Who’s Your Mama podcast with Corrine Mockler

Support the Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

“The impact that [podcasting] had in my life — in my actual life, not in my business — but in my ability to become a better human was so huge that I was like ‘Everybody needs to get behind the mic.’ It’ll do things. It’ll do stuff to you.” ~Elsie Escobar

About Elsie


As a podcaster since 2006, I was one of the first female indiepodcasters using audio to teach yoga. Elsie’s Yoga Class has now been downloaded over 4 million times!

I’m currently the only female pundit in the podcasting space with expert insight into indie podcasters’ impact, influence, and power.

My obsession for podcasting got me a job working with Libsyn, the leading podcast host and distribution network created in 2004.

I’ve been there since 2007 and have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of podcasters, sharing tools for better production, educating them in the fast moving podcasting space, as well as cultivating a strongly engaged community through The Feed: The Official Libsyn podcast which I both co-host and produce. The Feed’s sole focus is keeping people podcasting.

I also co-run the largest community for women in podcasting with a corresponding podcast (of course) called She Podcasts.

Our sole mission is to empower women to continue to share their voices while creating a safe community of podcasting education and support.

My biggest differentiator in the podcasting industry?

I’m a die-hard podcast junkie who lives, breathes and works the medium, and has since 2006.

I’ve pulsed with the space and grown from someone that had NO IDEA what a digital recorder was or how to record anything to someone that currently offers advice to thousands of people a month.

I have the unique perspective and expertise of a podcast listener, independent podcast producer, and podcasting industry analyst/personality.

I know the heart and soul of podcasters and podcasting well beyond iTunes and public media.

“CAN we reach and start to actually vibrate at a different level, to take that conversation, that dialogue, to a different place, to be able to offer… another option for self-development that is NOT based on a visual medium… that is NOT based on the way that somebody looks.” ~Elsie Escobar, on the potential of podcasting

This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.

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