How do we know what our intuition is telling us? How can we tell the difference between that voice in our head and our intuition? What IS intuition anyway? In this episode, Alyssa answers these questions explains how to cultivate a personal experience where your intuitive voice is obvious. Whether you want to listen to it or not...well that's another story entirely.Read More
Work-life balance is difficult, especially when everything is happening at once. Alyssa shares how an overbooked week that resulted in family conflict actually opened the space for a profound realization during her last plant medicine ceremony. Personal and relatable, this episode covers everything from being stepmother to the purpose of plant medicine. Listen to hear what Alyssa learned!
Pain. We all feel it on some level but some of us feel more pain that they let on. In this episode, Alyssa talks about the symptoms of trauma and how when we treat it’s symptoms, we often don’t have good results. What can we do to help those that are suffering? What can you do if YOU are suffering? Healing is possible. But how? Hint: It’s not just yoga.
Rather you think it’s controversial or cutting-edge, plant medicine is gaining scientific credit as researchers explore how it can be useful treating a host of ailments, from depression to addiction. In this episode Alyssa shares her experience with plant medicine and how it has impacted her daily life for the better.
Alyssa explains how programming - the beliefs we are taught at a young age - can stay with us for life; unless, of course, we become aware of how the mind works and begin to establish new beliefs. In this episode, Alyssa discusses her personal programming and that of another woman healing from childhood trauma, to display how making different choices can shift our programming towards the background instead of the driver’s seat.
After filming her yoga practice with the intention to share it online, Alyssa had to face a monster we all know: cruel and negative self-talk. In this episode, Alyssa explores how those negative beliefs impact everything we do and offers her advice on how to overcome them.Read More
Alyssa shares her journey with IVF to explain why she believes positive thinking alone cannot change your life. Listen as she discusses the deep layers of programming we must purge in order to effect that change, from unconscious childhood beliefs to not trusting our intuition.
Life presents us with plenty of obstacles, anxieties, and to-do lists. In Episode Six, Alyssa explores how to approach life with an attitude of surrender rather than control. Spoiler alert: it takes a lot of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing...and Alyssa is still working on it.
In this episode Alyssa tackles the sensitive topic of money, sharing her experience with incurring and overcoming debt, what it takes to run a yoga studio in New York City, and how money has a way of exposing deeply rooted beliefs we perhaps unconsciously hold about ourselves. Listen to learn Alyssa’s method for facing money issues head on, heart open.Read More
Alyssa explores the relationship between student and teacher - be that teacher life, another person, or her own self. Sometimes this relationship brings pain, but it always brings us closer to our truth. Listen along as Alyssa puts her identity as both teacher and student on the line, sharing stories past and present that shape her teaching philosophy as it is today.Read More
Alyssa explains how a traffic jam helped her remember that life is not meant to make us happy. But, if we're not supposed to be happy, then why did Yogi Bhajan say "Happiness is our birthright?" Join Alyssa as she ponders this question as it applies to moments of bad traffic, tragedy, and daily toil.
Alyssa talks about how a scroll through a celebrity's instagram led her to question her aversion to social media, especially when it comes to yoga on instagram. This question leads to a conversation on the purpose of yoga, Alyssa's journey of going internal with her yoga practice, and a call to stop comparing and start practicing.
In a vulnerable conversation, Alyssa takes us behind the scenes of shifting from a stable career in corporate America to following her bliss by founding MindBodySoul Yoga Studio in Washington Heights, NYC. How did she make that leap? What obstacles did that bring up? With humility, humor, and wisdom, Alyssa answers these questions and more, proving that following your bliss isn't always easy, but it's worth it.Read More