200 Hour Vini Yoga Teacher Training

BEGIN YOUR PRACTICE OF EMBRACING EMBODIED LIVING, AND LEARN TO TEACH ASANA, PRANAYAMA, MEDITATION RESTORATIVE, VINYASA, YIN, AND YOGA NIDRA At the Life of Wellness Institute, the first step in the journey is so more than Yoga Teacher Training. It truly begins with you seeing yourself clearly. For you to have, and consistently apply the tools, resources, and support of an embodied practice. To be with everything and anything in your life with peace of mind and freedom. And to be empowered and ready to share this gift with others. We work to increase self-knowledge with loving-kindness and deepen your connection Continue reading

300 Hour Advanced Vini Yoga Teacher Training

A Transformational and Advanced Approach to the Study of Yoga DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE OF EMBRACING EMBODIED LIVING DEVELOPING MASTERY AND MENTORSHIP SKILLS Our world needs leaders who have a foundation of peace of mind, compassion, and clarity. This is why we offer our 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training. Through the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Somatic Coaching, continue the journey to master as you deepen your own practice. This program begins where the 200 Hour program ends, providing an additional advanced study. This program emphasizes the philosophical study of Yoga, asana, pranayama, and meditation to develop a more deeply embodied practice and Continue reading

Recovery from high functioning PTSD and an Eating Disorder

I have spent my life keeping busy. At the height of it I was working 70-80 hours a week, volunteering over 1200 hours a year, over and above being a married mom of two. Five years ago I left this lifestyle, I even thought I had completed this part of my life. And now I can see, I have spent my life keeping busy because then I never had the time to deal with the pain, the thoughts, the emotions, the trauma. I was filling the space up to not feel. Continue reading

Embodied Self Regulation: How the Vayus help us

In February of 2020, after years of struggle and misdiagnosis, I was diagnosed with PTSD. The year that followed focused on therapy, filled with tears and healing. I never expected the vayus would be so helpful.  Part of the healing came from looking at my past and present with fresh eyes, embodying this experience allowed me to understand how my experiences were living in my body. Look into my patterns and the beliefs I had developed over my life. It wasn’t easy and a continual work in progress. But each time I do it, I find the freedom I never Continue reading

I am not resilient: A story of discovery and recovery

Should we be resilient? Or human? I am a human being. And until recently, I didn’t understand what that meant. So, this is my story of discovery and recovery, and my battle with being resilient. There was a traumatizing moment in my childhood where the playful curiosity immediately faded, and I began carrying the backpack of PTSD. I layered in expectations judgments and added trauma responses in my life, each like a brick added to the pack. Year after year, decade after decade, I created and carried my backpack of bricks. Each moment of my life was witnessed, experienced, and Continue reading

I do yoga so I can bend and not break

When I meet new students, I ask why they love yoga and want to dive deeper into their yoga practice. I always love hearing each answer as it gives me an insight into their experience and how I can support them. Today I want to tell you about the answer that most affected me. Her response was, “I do yoga, so I can bend and not break.” Her answer reminded me of how often I hear people say they don’t do yoga because they “aren’t flexible enough” or “not bendy enough.” Each time I hear this, my heart breaks a Continue reading