The Bear Wellness Podcast is a fun, safe space where Coach Cub Jon Fischer sits down with guests on a bi-weekly basis to explore topics like body positivity, weight-neutral health, yoga for bigger bodies, self-acceptance, and much more!

Episode #2 features Nirmal Chandraratna, yoga teacher, meditation instructor & musician. Nirmal has hosted Bear Yoga classes for this group for the last year, so it was a blast to hear more about his story and to learn about his perspective on yoga, meditation, and more. Learn how he overcame some anxieties of being a bigger guy in yoga classes and how he broke through the frustrations of starting a mediation practice.

Learn more about Nirmal and his work at https://nirmalc.com/

Stay engaged with the podcast by following @BearWellnessPod on Instagram, and check out what else Coach Cub is up to:

Jon hosts weekly Zoom classes for men in the bear community and beyond:

  • Guided Meditation on Mondays at 8:00 pm ET
  • Bear Fitness on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm ET
  • Bear Yoga on Wednesdays at 7:15 pm ET

To learn more about each class and to RSVP please visit linktr.ee/pawednyc

Jon is a men’s Health Coach! He will will help you:

  • Gain confidence in your body and life
  • Sustain high energy
  • Reduce and maintain stress throughout the day
  • Make small, sustainable changes to your lifestyle
  • Laugh more and enjoy your life!

Jon offers complementary one-hour sessions with men who’d like to gain clarity on their goals and learn more about his programs.

Head over to www.coachcub.com to schedule your complementary one-hour session or email Jon at BKHealthCoach@gmail.com.

Health Coach Cub Jon Fischer’s passion is working with men who know want to make positive changes to their lifestyle and diet but don’t know where to begin or what to do next. Jon believes that in order to make sustainable changes, it must be fun and authentic for each of his clients. He’s a big fan of celebrating the positives and learning at every step of one’s journey. Jon a huge fan of self-care (his favorites are baths, the wood-fired hot tub at Frog Meadow, day spas, and the beach) and loves laughing – in fact, he’s Laughter Yoga Leader! Jon attended to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2014 to be trained as a Health Coach, and has worked for the school since 2016. Jon’s classes are co-led by certified personal trainers and trained yoga instructors. Outside of coaching, facilitating events and podcasting, Jon loves soccer, studying Portuguese, and watching stand-up comedy. A Native of Brooklyn, Jon got married to his husband, Damiano Demonte on Good Morning America in 2016!

Looking for a change in perspective during these unprecedented times ? Are you at a “pivot point” in your life personally, professionally, spirtually or relationship-wise? Consider joining us for one of our men’s gatherings, workshops & retreats and take advantage of the different modalities that we offer to help re-connect with yourself and connect with other like-minded men in a safe and supportive environment. 

Since our men’s gatherings, workshops and retreats are temporarily on hiatus this fall due to COVID-19, we have coordinated virtual programs led by many of our Workshop & Retreat facilitators. They’re a great opportunity to discover new perspectives and experience ways to become more centered, more open, more loving and more resilient.