You graduated from a life changing 200-hour yoga teacher training.
And now you're realizing, "Now what?!!"
ALIGNED is a global community of modern yoga teachers, like you, looking for mentorship and a supportive community after a teacher training.
ALIGNED is a place for you to continue those juicy heart-centered, raw, real, and mind-blowing conversations you loved and still crave. Here, we geek out on Yoga and Ayurveda wisdom and practices. Consider it an extension of your yoga teacher training with continued support and continuing education.
Community + Support + Mentorship
from an experienced international Yoga and Ayurveda educator.
Through organized seasonal modules, monthly masterclasses, monthly sacred circles with guests, and weekly online meditations, classes, asana lab, and gatherings, we use the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda to unleash your self-expressed essence and find alignment, clarity, healing, and joy on and off the mat.
Become a FOUNDING MEMBER
Until December 31, 2020
FOUNDING MEMBERS are the inspired early-birds of ALIGNED. As a FOUNDING MEMBER you will pay $14/month for as long as you wish to stay.
The world does not need more asana teachers. It needs teachers who are willing to live their Yoga, to do the inner-work, sit in discomfort, and use the fuel of this sacred work to see and create awakening and healing in their communities.
What I’ve found around the world are yoga teachers, like you, who have been deeply touched by the practices and wisdom of yoga.
You committed a lot of time (and money) to learn more and become a yoga teacher.
Your yoga teacher training was more than you ever expected. It was life-chaning.
Then you graduated. You and your yoga sisters and brothers took off to spread your wings and fly.
And that’s when you realized, "NOW WHAT?!"
As you experienced in your own life, yoga is powerful, healing, and life-affirming.
Life after a teacher training can also be lonely and confusing.
You find yourself in the midst of being a worldly yogi on a spiritual path among people who just don’t get you as your yoga sisters and brothers did in your teacher training.
Yoga was never meant to be figured out alone.
Sometimes you just need someone on our side, like a mentor and supportive community, to help you figure out what that next best step is or to remind you of your enough-ness, just as you are.
If this sounds like you, you're invited to join ALIGNED.
Whether you just graduated or took your teacher training years ago, having a yoga mentor and community to integrate all the information you learned, continue to cultivate the seeds that your teachers and books planted, and safe place to be all the woo and science in one is hard to find. That’s what ALIGNED is all about.
Here you can talk the spiritual talk, the deep, dark, messy, confusing aspects of awakening, healing, and becoming, and know people will be nodding their heads because they get you, are willing to hold space for you, and know your liberation is tied to theirs.
Why was ALIGNED created?
Ayurveda is for the body, what
Yoga is for the mind.
ALIGNED fills the gap created in the current yoga teacher training model that turns out thousands of teachers each year without the post-training support, mentorship, and guidance.
The path of Yoga was never meant to be figured out alone.
And did you know?
Traditionally, before a student practiced the subtle practices of Yoga, the student prepared the body and mind via Ayurveda.
I have heard from so many yogis who feel a gap in their understanding and application of yoga in their lives. Their yoga practice has taken them so far in their healing, wholing, and becoming but there is something missing. When they learn about Ayurveda, they often tell me, "THIS WAS IT! This makes so much sense!
I’m on a mission to reconnect Yoga and Ayurveda, two sister-sciences, in modern yoga.
Your body was designed to nourish, thrive, grow, and be an unshakable force of good. Yoga and Ayurveda provide a roadmap to go beyond your history, your suffering, and discover your highest potential.
When you raise your vibration, you raise the vibration of all beings...we heal, the planet heals, we become more connected, we unite, we live in integrity with our values, we shine unapologetically...we become the change we wish to see in the world.
It's not all roses, as you know. That's why this path was never meant to be forged alone.
We do this together.
Meet your ALIGNED host
Becoming an international Yoga and Ayurveda educator and facilitator was never the "plan," but after 17+ years of living, breathing, studying, and sharing Yoga, Ayurveda, and Asian Medicine nourishing life practices around the globe, I find myself offering more and more mentorship, business, and healing support to Yoga Teachers. And, I LOVE IT!
My experience goes beyond the mat and into the world of traumatic healing, subtle energy modalities, and modern allopathic medicine. After a life designed to enter western medical school, my own lifelong digestive challenges, chronic pain, cystic acne, and emotional suffering due to trauma lead me to seek more holistic forms of healing. I became so obsessed with the whole-person experience I felt and experienced through Yoga and Ayurveda, I wanted to know more. I wanted to know the whys, the hows, and all the ins-out-outs of Asian Medicine. Abandoning my dreams of being a orthopedic hand surgeons, I graduated from Pacific College of Health Sciences with a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (yes, I’m a Licensed Acupuncturist in the United States), continued to study yoga with various teachers and lineages, and studied Ayurveda with some of the most renowned Ayurveda doctors in the United States.
As an international yoga and ayurveda educator, I have co-create and co-lead teacher trainings, create and co-lead yoga and wellness retreats in the United States, Costa Rica, and Kingdom of Bahrain, taught at corporations and corporate conferences, taught at small studios and big gyms, taught private clients in my own clinic to therapeutic yoga in a major military hospital, created Integrated Yoga Anatomy curriculum and manual for Yoga Teacher Trainings, co-founded Kingdom of Bahrain’s first certified SUP yoga classes and a SUP Yoga Teacher Training, developed and lead my own 200-hour yoga teacher training in Okinawa, Japan, helped run studios, support yoga studio owners, lead workshops for yoga teachers, and have taught for every age and a variety of abilities. Again, this was never "the plan" but I admit, I am obsessed with all things Yoga, Ayurveda, and Asian Medicine.
Enough about me. I want to know more about you! Please send me an email and tell me what you love about yoga or what questions you have about ALIGNED.
Monthly & Weekly Events
At your own pace
Monthly topics integrating Yoga & Ayurveda into your life
Continuing Education Classes and Courses from a growing library
Private online community forum for member's only
Live and recorded yoga class library
Seasonal Wisdom emails with a quick-reference printable .pdf
Member's only discounts
1 live yoga practice per week, recorded and saved to the member’s only library.
2 live meditations per week, recorded and saved to the member's only library.
1 live asana lab per week, recorded and saved to the member's only library.
1 online community gathering for questions, motivation, and hot-seat calls.
Themes & Events
Monthly focus topic
2 hour masterclass, recorded and saved to the member's only library.
1 guest interview, recorded and saved to the member's only library.
1 email with inspiring videos, journaling questions, resources, and other content relating to the monthly topic or seasonal theme.
Monthly topics we'll cover
Integrating Yoga & Ayurveda
on and off the mat
Topics will be inspired by active members' requests and interest
Living and Teaching the Yamas & Niyamas
Teaching and Adapting Asana to Real People - Asana lab
Practicing and Teaching Pranayama
Creating Your Unique Classes & Events
Aligning to the Seasons
Befriending Your Senses (Pratyahara)
Mindfulness & Meditation Practices
Healing as Leadership
Integrated Yoga Anatomy
Meridians & Yoga
Become a FOUNDING MEMBER
Until December 31, 2020
FOUNDING MEMBERS are the inspired early-birds of ALIGNED. As a FOUNDING MEMBER you will pay $14/month for as long as you wish to stay. You will also have a direct say in what topics we cover. You can also apply your monthly membership to a LIFETIME membership at anytime.
Is ALIGNED right for you?
Maybe you’re the reading-type and you just want to read everything possible before you click or fill-out anything.
I get you. You’ve Got Questions — I’ve Got Answers
ALIGNED is right for you if:
You finished a yoga teacher training and are now asking yourself, “Now what?”
You are feeling alone after your training and want to stay connected to a community because you really loved the discussions and accountability with other heart-centered yogis.
You fell more in love with yoga during your training but now realized you didn’t really learn “how to teach.”
You want someone to help you integrate and digest the information you learned in your training without investing in a 300-hour yoga teacher training (maybe later, but for now you’re ready to get comfortable with the information you learned).
You wish you felt as good off the mat as you do on the mat. Yoga has helped your health and life in so many ways but there are these issues that keep bothering you.
You want to learn more about Ayurveda and how to integrate it into your yogi-inspired life.
You started teaching but deep inside you still doubt yourself and have sooooo many questions.
You are looking for mentorship by an experienced Yoga and Ayurveda teacher who has a knack of making complex concepts practical and easier to understand.
You are excited about receiving support and encouragement from other yoga teachers who took different training from yours so you can broaden your perspective and learn from others in a heart-centered, open forum.
You are ready to unleash your self-expressed essence as a modern yogi in a busy world.
You want to learn more about Ayurveda and how this wisdom is deeply connected to Yoga, healing, and your own personal growth and connection.
You consider yourself a modern yoga teacher. The yoga teacher who still lives a busy modern life with to-do lists, places to go, and people to see. Another way of putting this, you’re not living in an ashram or living a monastic yogi lifestyle.
You value and love self-growth, finding solutions, and being a pro-active participant in your life and your community.
Why are so many yoga teachers still triving and grasping after their yoga teacher training?
The yoga industry has created a gap between your eagerness to share these wisdom traditions and your confidence. Yoga Teacher Trainings are a new model for this ancient and sacred wisdom. It takes time (lots of time), integration, practice (lots of devoted, unattached practice), deep personal reflection, and devotion. As Yoga reminds us, everything you need is right there within you.
I believe not everyone who graduates from a yoga teacher training is destined to be an asana-based yoga teacher.
Being a Yoga Teacher means so much more. However, so many were only taught how to be a teacher in this asana-based way. Together, let's unleash your sacred self-expressed essence.
What makes this community and mentorship different?
I know there are a lot of yoga communities out there right now, this is how we’re different:
More is not always better. I love all the yoga groups out there. I am part of many on FB but it can be way too overwhelming. As you look for information it’s not always better to have 200 responses. This group is about quality over quantity. Like a mama bird gently pushing you out of the nest to spread your wings and fly, my hope is that you unleash your self-expressed essence and start your own group. Hopefully, you’ll be one of our guest teachers in an upcoming class, series, or retreat.
As your host, I’m not just a yoga teacher with lots of teaching experience. I’ve dedicated my life to Asian medicine and the healing practices of Yoga, Ayurveda, Acupuncture, and Chinese medicines. I’m a modern medicine womxn who loves discussing subtle energy and spiritual topics, aaaand I also love science, research, and practical information. I make Yoga, Ayurveda, and Asian Medicine easy to understand so you can apply this wisdom to your life immediately. I can translate the Sutras and Baghavad Gita in a way that makes it easy to understand and applicable to your busy life. I don’t just read, learn, and teach, I live by and integrate these ancient wisdom traditions into my life. And I’m going to encourage you to do the same. You will tend to and water your own garden so you can fully bloom allowing this sacred wisdom to flow through you with more ease and less doubt.
Consider this as an extension to your yoga teacher training but without the huge investment of a 300-hour teacher training. I wish I had this and it seems like that’s what other yoga teachers are looking for, so here you go! Let’s create this together and help reduce suffering around the world.