Episode 25

In episode 25 Brian and I chat on how bad I am at sending calendar invites and talk about how you can’t think your way out of physiology no matter how smart you are. We also get into the value of having a practice mindset and how this can help us develop an intimate relationship with our own bodies.

Enjoy the show! We sincerely hope you hear something that shifts your perspective.

Nathan Contreras


Episode 24 with Jeff Hairston

In this episode of SH//FT Perspective we talk to our old friend Jeff Hairston. Jeff is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the legendary Mendes brothers, as well as bowhunter, surfer, and strength…


Episode 23

Surprise! In this episode we actually talk about breath stuff.  Specifically, Brian and I go deep on the breath factors that drive HRV and what some recent studies show on the subject. Put on your…


SHIFT Webinars: Nasal Breathing Development

In this special episode of the podcast, we bring you the audio release of our Nasal Breathing Development Webinar led by SHIFT, Director of Education, Rob Wilson. Rob delves into why nasal breathing is so…


SHIFT Webinars: Energy System Control #3

In this special episode of the podcast, we bring you the audio release of Webinar 2 of 4 from our Energy System Control Webinar Series. Rob is joined by Shift Educator and Skill of Stress…


SHIFT Webinars: Harnessing the Stress Molecule #2

In this special audio release of part 2 of the 3 part, Harnessing the Stress Molecule Webinar Series we have a chance to hear from Rob and Brian as well as special guests Dr. Justin…


Episode 22 with Kenny Kane

“Change is inevitable, growth is optional.”  This about sums up the overall message from our very first guest on SH//FT Perspective, Kenny Kane. Kenny Kane is the owner of OakPark LA, a stand-up comedian, master…


Episode 21

More sh*tty counting — In Episode 21 (not 20!) Brian talks about being aware of the internal conversation (using my crappy planning as an example) and we talk about future guest selection and dive into…


Episode 20

In episode 20 we discuss thinking in First Principles vs. protocols and psychedelic breathwork seminars.  We explore the miracle of our fleshy super-computer, virtual reality units in the park, and the genius of South Park….


Episode 19

In Episode 19 I explain to Brian how I got into a passionate discussion over a comment dropped on Nature is Metal over human interference with Nature.  This leads to a deep dive into emotional…


Episode 18

17 again…(?)  We go long in this conversation! We dive right in with the evolutionary purpose of conscious breath control and the true meaning of wealth.  Through some circuitous route, we find ourselves talking about…