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C. Kenzie Corbin's journey to mindful medicine

Interview on The Distant Moon Podcast

In this episode, I talk with Kenzie, an amazing fourth-year medical student interested in integrative medicine, mindfulness, and psychology. We talk about her experiences that sparked her interest in holistic aspects of health and medicine and how her experiences in medical school shaped these interests and her passion in women’s health and OB/GYN. She has found ways to bridge holistic ways of healing into obstetric care through a research project bringing musical therapy to antepartum patients. We talk about the ways in which mindfulness can help one deal with and process the emotions of healthcare and being a medical provider.

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About C. Kenzie C. Yoga & Photography 

C. Kenzie C. Photography was first founded by Catherine "Kenzie" Corbin in 2017 during a semester abroad in Paris.

Initially started as a way to combine a passion for photography and creative writing and raise awareness in the mental health community, our focus is to utilize photography as a medium for bringing daily moments of mindfulness into your life. 

In addition to encouraging others to "Stay Mindful", we offer a series of services and products, including professional and senior photoshoots, LinkedIn headshots, and custom prints. If you are interested in booking a photographic service, please contact us. 

Like a yin to a yang, the "Yoga" to C. Kenzie C. Photography was officially added in August 2020 after Kenzie completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification and became a RYT-200 through Sacred Paths Yoga. Before this, Kenzie had taught twice weekly Chair Yoga and Mindfulness classes to senior citizens with varying cognitive and physical limitations in Pennsylvania. With the long-standing pandemic, her goal is to make preventative mental health more accessible to everyone and to try and break down the barriers and stereotypes of a white-washed yoga studio class.

Current classes offered include vinyasa flows, yogaHIIT, restorative, yin, and meditation with an emphasis on tantric teachings, cultural sensitivity, mind-body awareness, and trauma-sensitive movements. 

Restorative classes will always be FREE (pay what you can to donate to the monthly mental health organization). 

About the Founder

 Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Kenzie is a 2018 summa cum laude graduate of Lafayette College. Kenzie graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience, A.B. in French, and a minor in Bioengineering. Although heavily involved in the sciences, art has always been something integral in her life.

At Lafayette, Kenzie was a Creative and Performing Arts Scholar for photography and creative writing. For her semester abroad, she studied cinema at the Nouvelle Sorbonne and photography at Studio Vermes in Paris. She has read her poetry at numerous Open Mics, performed at the Easton March for Our Lives, and was the Co-Winner of the 2018 H. Black MacKnight Poetry Prize. She is a self-published author and her mindfulness photography book Do You Mind will soon be re-available online.

Her most noteworthy accomplishment was being recognized as the 2018 George Wharton Pepper Prize. Watch her 2018 Commencement Speech here.

Kenzie spent 2018-2019 working as a TAPIF English Teaching Assistant, a "nanou" (babysitter), and a Free Walking Tour Guide in Lille, France.  Considering herself the ultimate francophile, many of her photos are either taken or inspired from her time in Lille and Paris. Additionally, meditations and classes can be taught in French by request.

Kenzie is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA.  She is intending to go into holistic and integrative healthcare, combining the ageless wisdom, ideology, and spirituality of the East with Western evidence-based scientific principles. 

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