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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
Did you know that everything has a spirit? You could call it an energy, a quality, a certain vibrancy. A person has a spiritA home has a spiritA company has a spirit
There are many different types of meditation you can learn and practice. In this article, we’ll review the general basic types of meditation. I’ll also talk about Flow Meditation, what we offer at Sura Flow. If you’re someone who is just starting meditation, the one pressing question we receive most often is: What is meditation?
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
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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
One of the best places to learn mindfulness is in your car. Many of you know how much I love to travel. I used to take very long road trips, oftentimes from Los Angeles to Salt Spring Island. Driving used to be hard on me. I would get tired after 3-4 hours of highway driving.
Meditation has always been a personal and essential part of my daily life. It had never occurred to me to ever share meditation until one day I was asked to teach in a class. That’s when I went through the nerve-wracking process of having to figure out how to become a meditation teacher. Back then,
Would you like to experience more energy in your daily life? Did you know that meditation can help you cultivate your life force and bolster your energy levels? The more you meditate, the more aware you will become of the energy in your life. Some people know this as qi or prana. It is the
Do you ever come out of exchanges feeling drained? Or do you feel exhausted after visiting certain locations? Oftentimes we can unknowingly take on the stress and anxiety of those around us. It can be from our loved ones, colleagues, clients or anyone near us. If you’re sensitive or empathetic, you may have absorbed other
It’s common that people make meditation part of their new year’s resolution. They know it’s beneficial. They know it will help them, but the biggest challenge is just doing it. How can you make intentions like a daily meditation practice a reality? Take a mini-step. If you want to practice meditation, start with one minute