Category Archives: meditation

UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

HAPPY FULL MOON FRIENDS-chakras2

Summer is officially in full swing & the full moon is upon us.

Of course, with the sun in Cancer and the full moon in Capricorn, it’s a great time to harmonize in order to create ‘balance’ & flow.

Besides sharing Yoga and Private Reiki, for the last quarter I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus in order to ground down and
re-connect to my Sacred Center.

Some of the ways I’ve been connecting to my heart light include, dance- which is PURE medicine for the Soul. I’ve also been frequenting a boat load of Kirtans and I’ve even taken up the drums!

Nothing like movement and music to get you into the flow~

If you haven’t already, I want to encourage you to carve out some much needed, ‘me time’ for yourself to do what inspires you, lights you up and nourishes your Soul.

AND…

Whatever you do, don’t forget to give yourself permission to PLAY.

As always, there are plenty of ways to connect…

Traveling to Denver, want to join me for a little Yoga?

Check out my Yoga schedule here

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Saturday 7/25 (2pm-4pm): Radical Reboot @ Inspire Life Studio Denver, Colorado

*Reiki I Level I Immersion & Yoga NYC TBA*

Tuesday 9/1 (6pm-7pm): Discovering Your Inner Radiance @ Burning Man: Camp Contact Black Rock City, Nevada

Thursday 9/3 (6pm-8:30pm): Radical Reboot @ Burning Man: Camp Contact Black Rock City, Nevada

Saturday 9/26 & 10/3 (2pm-4pm): Reiki Level I Immersion @ Inspire Life Studio Denver, Colorado * To Register Click Here

**For Private Reiki or Yoga Therapy Email Me: info@theradiantwell.com

Looking forward to connecting with you!

With Love,

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RADICAL REBOOT

What if… the key to healing was about understanding the relationship photo-28between the mind and body?

What if… a supportive holding space enabled you to turn inward and discover all the places within your mental, emotional, energetic and physical body that are preventing you from discovering your inner radiance and experiencing a greater sense of vitality and wellbeing?

What if… radical self-care was the answer to not only embracing the many facets of your being but also provided the ground for radical self-love and acceptance?

WHAT IS A RADICAL REBOOT

A Radical Reboot is a guided journey, an invitation to explore the symbiotic relationship between the mind & body.

Through gentle- restorative asanas, breathwork, guided meditation and specialized Reiki techniques, this Yogic approach toward healing will calm the mind and open the body. As a result, you will experience deep states of relaxation that will help release blocked, stuck or stagnant energy and dissolve physical tension or stress.

Join me for a 90-minute journey that will radically reboot your system.

COST: $10-$15 Suggested Donation

**Please bring the following: a yoga mat, water, blanket, pillow and additional props to support you.

The Path of the Heart

The path of the heart is winding

A helix of infinite wisdom

Revealing itself through sweet somatic whispers

Tend to these enigmatic murmurs

Receive the transmission of heart wisdom

Let it shatter all of your hopes and dreams

Including all of the beliefs of what you thought was possible

Until all that’s left is the sacred ground beneath your feet

Know that you are not broken

Simply behold the rugged landscape before you

Feel your precious heart beating inside your chest

And consider the sanctity of this moment

Embracing ALL that IS.

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LET IT BURN

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It takes a lot of courage to speak our truth; to listen to our hearts and take the road less traveled.

For the better part of a year I have exercised the right to speak my truth and I’ve followed my heart even when it didn’t make sense to my rational mind.

I also let go of the roles I was good at playing, including: selfless wife & mother, teacher, people pleaser, devoted daughter, doting big sister, loyal lover, dependable best friend- the list goes on and on…

Needless to say, every step along the way has been an act of courage.

But between you and me (whoever is reading this), the real courage lies in being able to watch all the dreams, all the stories and all the false perceptions and beliefs about oneself & others completely fall away.

To be able to sit in the fire, be consumed by the flames and let it ALL burn…
this IS the point in which even the most courageous human beings opt out and choose a life of mediocrity instead.

For me there is no greater act of courage than completely dying to yourself to know what it means to Truly LOVE yourself.

Friend, what are you ready to let go of and are you willing to let it burn?

If so, let us sit in the alchemical fire together, hand in hand, until all that remains is the scorched ground laden with ash and seed that will always give way to new growth & life.

With Love,
Alana

CULTIVATING INNER PEACE

My how times flies!

It seems like only yesterday I was making summer plans to spend time with my family, organizing a summer workshop, welcoming new opportunities to teach Yoga and share my practice- It’s been a whirlwind and I am grateful for every second of it!

Of course, with every opportunity to grow, there have been challenges along the way, moments when I allowed fear, self-doubt and uncertainty to creep in.

Sure, there are practices that keep me grounded, practices that help me maintain a sense of balance and wellbeing. But the truth is, whenever major fear or uncertainty arises in my life, there is a tendency to become triggered by old thoughts, patterns of belief and behaviors that aren’t conducive to my wellbeing.

For instance, if opportunity calls on me to take a leap of faith, part of me feels compelled to analyze every outcome and scenario known to man. Will this be a good collaboration?…Will scheduling this appointment take away from time spent with my loved ones?…The list goes on and on…

Perhaps that’s why journaling, meditation, Reiki and Yoga have become vital to maintaining harmony in my life. Each of these practices has forced me to confront all of my triggers. More importantly these practices continually bring me back to that space of equanimity and peace within.

Patanjali says that equanimity is a result of two things: abhyasa (practice) and vairagya (non-attachment). This makes perfect sense. Anyone who has ever been good at anything knows that it takes practice to hone one’s craft and that it’s futile to become attached to outcomes of any kind.

By surrendering the how, when, why, where and all of the insignificant details about whether you will or won’t be successful, or whether you will or won’t find true love is key. In my experience, these questions not only keep you from experiencing inner peace but create barriers that keep you from pursuing your dreams and being open to give and receive love.

To observe our thoughts and our emotions without reacting in such a way that it further drives us into mental and emotional bondage IS a practice. Non-attachment and letting go is also a practice. When we give ourselves the freedom to bare witness to our thoughts and our emotions, without reacting or judging, we create a space. It is in that space that we’re able to experience equanimity.

As the summer winds down and autumn falls upon us, may we take time out to observe all of the delicate, precious details, including Mother Nature and all her glory. May we be present to life, to our loved ones and to one other. And may we continually turn inward to touch that space of deep inner peace, joy and eternal Love.

With Love & Light,

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