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When it comes to making important life decisions, we can choose from two basic states, love or fear. But how do you really know? We may inadvertently base our choices on the values of others –what society deems great or valuable. We can also mull the voices of our peers “in our head” when we’re making our most important
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between therapy and coaching? It’s a common question that arises in the coaching community and quite often in our trainings. There are three core differences between coaching and therapy Coaching focuses on the now and actions to take for the future, whereas therapy focuses primarily
One of the common questions people ask is “What is meditation coaching? What’s the difference between a Meditation Coach and Teacher?” These days people tend to use these titles interchangeably. Sometimes these roles are subtly different, other times, more vast. There are distinctions that exist between the two, which I discuss in this video.
Madisyn Taylor and I did a fun “interview exchange” last year that I wanted to share with you all. This interview was originally intended for our LIBERATE trainees, but since it turned out to be such a great enriching talk, I asked if I could extend our interview to our public audience. Madisyn graciously agreed.
If you feel an inner-call to share meditation, regardless of your background, age or experience, you’re likely being called to be a healing leader. What does it take to lead meditation and provide healing for others? What are the universal signs and challenges we face when you’re being asked to share your gifts with others?
When I first started teaching meditation in Los Angeles, I had never taken a formal “meditation training.” I had studied with my meditation teacher in India and had learned most of my understanding of meditation with him. It didn’t occur to me to get a formal training, not to mention, I don’t think there
Starts Monday August 12th! In a busy, chaotic world, we could all use more downtime. How can we remind ourselves to make it a priority to become centered? How can we learn to maintain that inner-calm throughout the day? We aim to provide this space through our intensive LIBERATE training, but we’re also launching a
How to Create Balance with 3 Types of Boundaries & Energy Awareness Work-life balance is a hot topic. Some people say they don’t believe it even exists. So, is it really achievable? Creating work-life balance is more than an intellectual pursuit. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always look like a perfect pie chart or exact 50/50 percentages,
Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani, the co-founder of Mindvalley.com, speaks to Sura about breaking out of her perfect life.
Kristina’s personal breakdown to breakthrough and some other pertinent life lessons. Kristina had it all, she tells me. I believe her, nod and keep quiet. I know there is more to her story so I want to listen to the inevitable “.. but.” Kristina is gorgeous, articulate, and charming. As the co-founder of Mindvalley, a large
We have an exciting announcement. This is a vision long and coming, a personal dream I’ve harbored for a long time, which is to offer LIVE meditations every day. The thought of sharing peace daily with a group of like-souls has always felt deeply satisfying! Now we’re all doing the happy dance as we launch
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Are you a yoga teacher interested in teaching meditation? Teaching meditation is not only a great way to expand your business, but it’s also a great way to expand your personal practice. If you are a yoga teacher and are looking to expand your practice, meditation may be an aligned segue for you. In
You may well know that meditation is a wonderful practice that’s good for you, but are you aware of the many benefits it has to offer you? In this video presentation, I share with you the countless benefits of meditation, plus some additional ones you might not have even heard of or considered. This simple
It was a true pleasure to connect to Madisyn Taylor at DailyOM. She recently asked to interview me about a course I created with them last year called, “Meditation: How to Manifest Your True Intention.” In this unique 7-week multi-media course, I share some of my favorite spiritual practices for healing and creating!I thought you might
Have you ever thought about teaching meditation to kids, or even to your own kids? The first time I started sharing meditation to kids I wasn’t sure how it would go. Kids have a lot of energy and from my experience, it can be challenging to have them focus when all they want
We each possess a strong imaginative power. Through meditation, we come to understand this power more readily. We can imagine a bright future with health and abundance, or we can imagine horrible outcomes of destitution that will likely never affect us. Worry is a poor use of our imagination! As real as it seems that
Meditation can be anything Meditation can take on any form. You can meditate sitting, standing, walking, making love, doing art, being with your kids, working – essentially any activity. It’s the state of consciousness that you bring to your active intention that matters most. We can drive our car on autopilot and forget how we
Hi friends, As you consider your new year’s resolutions, I thought I’d share with you some personal questions I asked myself this year. Perhaps this will offer you a new and helpful perspective. Before creating new resolutions, I think it’s important to reflect on your last year. What was it like? What can you let
The holidays are often filled with a lot of energy, emotion and expectation. They carry a strong “yang” energy. We tend to get consumed with doing. It’s about buying gifts, getting things done and showing up to holiday festivities. There’s joy in the air, but there’s also more angst, and for some of us, profound
Have you ever thought of what it’d be like to write and create your own meditations? Perhaps you know someone you can help through meditation, or you feel called to be of service to a community of people. When people start teaching meditation, it isn’t unusual to see them go back to some of their old
What’s the primary emotion you feel when you think of the holidays? Do you tense with anticipation, feel a sense of dread, or are you excited about spending time with loved ones and family? While Thanksgiving is a time of gathering, it can often come with a lot of energy. Chaos, stress, travel, last
In our LIBERATE Meditation Coach trainings we work with our life goals and intentions throughout the 12 week intensive. It wasn’t long after the training ended that I felt inspired to leave Salt Spring Island. As much as I loved this beautiful natural island, I knew my time there was complete. I was ready for
Why we need to be creative when we’re learning and teaching meditation. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE RECEIVE MOST OFTEN IS “WHAT KIND OF MEDITATION DO YOU TEACH?” As you know, there are many different styles and techniques when it comes to meditation. We teach a variety of practices, but we break them down into 3 simple groups
Over a decade ago, I would have never dreamed I’d become a Meditation Coach. I had no idea that you could actually make a living teaching meditation. Back then I taught yoga. But with time, I began to notice the popularity of meditation steadily increasing. That’s when I started to receive inquiries about teaching meditation.
Have you ever struggled with finding your purpose? What if you approached your purpose in a different way? In working with clients, I often found that people took “purpose” much too seriously. In the following video, I share tips that helped my personal clients experience more meaning and purpose in their everyday lives. And BTW! This is exactly how
Oftentimes people say they can’t meditate because they don’t see themselves as peaceful. Little do they know that meditation isn’t just about being peaceful. It is a dynamic practice that can often surprise us. Here I share a range of experiences one can have as a result of simply sitting. What have been your experiences
Do you feel pressed for time? What do you do to maintain a sense of balance while accomplishing all your daily responsibilities? When answering this question, consider deeper unconscious beliefs that may be holding you back from experiencing inner-balance. What is driving you on a deeper level? What keeps you out of balance? We may