Shine the Light Nominee!

Shine the Light Nominee!

Shine the Light Nominee!
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This is why I teach

Who do you know that brings light to another’s life?

YogiSTRONG wants to send a small gift to the person that brings light to another’s life. Fill out the form below, and we will gift your Nominee with a personalize package of gratitude*.

Who are you nominating?

Have you noticed a person who goes that extra mile to help?
Do you know of someone who has overcome difficulties?
Someone who does good deeds not just because people see them doing those good deeds, but because they do them from the love in their heart?
Who brightens the day in your life, or another’s?
Who is making sacrifices to help another’s journey?
Is there an individual or group who goes out of their way to help others when there is sickness, helps the elderly, or families in need?
What teacher, business, relative, co-worker or person needs recognition?

Let’s show our Nominees gratitude and appreciation by acknowledging their efforts, and recognizing that these individuals matter to us.

Tell YogiSTRONG who makes a difference in the environment around you. Let the world know of the good people in our communities. That Love is still alive.

When gratitude is given we can see the healing, loving light shinning brightly in all our hearts and souls.

*Only one Nominee will be chosen weekly.
Would you like to see more Nominees gifted with a package? Donate to YogiSTRONG Shine the Light Nominee on Venmo below!

Creating “Reaching your Inner Power” workshop …

Creating “Reaching your Inner Power” workshop …

Creating “Reaching your Inner Power” workshop …
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I want to share a story about how my “Reaching your Inner Power” Workshop came to be.

The year was 2020. I thought I was healthy. I thought I was taking care of myself, but I was talking care of every one but me. The pandemic had happened, and that threw all of us out of our easiness. I was working remotely with full time hours, caring for my toddler, homeschooling my other child, keeping my relationship in balance, being a homemaker, and doing all of this at the same time. To say it was challenging is an understatement, but I made it work for almost a year before I completely I reached a burnt out version of me.

Then December 12, 2020 Covid invaded our home, our bodies. I was nervous as we didn’t have much information about Covid at that time, and it was not as easy as some people assumed it would be. I was exhausted, in constant pain that traveled throughout my body. It was eating my muscle, eating my energy, and I was overwhelmed and tired. My toddler recovered first, and then my Partner. It took him 2 weeks, but he was still feeling some brain fog, loss of smell and taste, and having exhaustion. It was longer for me. I was out of work for about a month. I was still having pain run through my body. Mainly this pain was in all my lymph glands, and in my joints. I also had heaviness of body, brain fog, loss of concentration, no smell or taste, exhaustion, Covid toe, and then the wheezing started. It was as if there was a rubber toy in my lungs. I was full of anxiety and fear of the unknowing. I was seen at the ER for the unusual wheezing, and for the pain and numbness. After several CT scans, and exams from the ER and my PCP, I was referred to Pulmonology, Neurology, and an Endocrinologist. I was put on medical leave from work.

I had many Drs appointments. I was not able to concentrate or function like before, and medical leave was needed in order for me to recover. Not having answers to what was going on with me was scary, and I was nervous. The Drs said it was Long Covid. How long was this Long Covid? No one knew, and they still do not. I was put on multiple types of inhalers to control the wheezing, and prevent my O2 from dropping. I started monitoring my O2 status, my heart rate, and my Peak Flow. I felt weak, exhausted, burnt out, worried, panicky, I couldn’t sleep and when I did it was light and not healing.

On medical leave, I found comfort in taking walks in nature. I started practicing Meditations throughout the day. This included Qi Gong, Kundalini, and nightly deep relaxations with visualizations.  I no longer could practice martial arts, or be as active like before Covid. Instead I concentrated on soft walks, meditating walks, sitting and standing meditations with visualizations, and the biggest factor was Gratitude. GRATITUDE… this action is the key to transforming your negative thoughts. Here I created a space to heal. Every action, thought, and movement was done with awareness and grace. Everyday seemed to be a bad day for me, but every day I still gave gratitude whenever a negative thought popped in my minds eye, and for waking up, spending time outside, reading a book to my son (This was difficult for me as I had a hard time reading out loud and breathing), eating comforting food, drinking tea, everything was in mindfulness and thanks.

I was on medical leave for 5 months before I gave my notice to my full time job. I was allowed to go back to work, but I had Drs notes to not work with the public. I needed my own space. They fear what would happen if I got sick again, and how my lungs and body would react in its new weakened state. I was still having pain, difficulty concentrating, and many more symptoms of Long Covid. I was not and did not feel able to go back to work. So I continued my healing process as best as I could.

During this process of gentle healing I found my Inner Power, my seat, the connection to my soul, and the Universal energy. It happened while I was standing in my kitchen, broken, weak, tired, crying, sobbing really, and expressing my feelings to the energies around me. My feet were firm, my eyes closed, and I had just given gratitude for being able to experience the hardship that was occurring. Then it happened. I felt it! That connection to my inner self, to the Universe, to the energy. I felt myself open up from the inside. I felt the warmth, and the light of love radiating from my center.

Here I created the Reaching your Inner Power Workshop. I wrote everything down on a note pad I had lying near by. I wrote with passion, furiously capturing every detail on paper. I knew this was sent to me, it felt like a miracle was handed to me. Once I was finished documenting this process I placed it on my Altar for later when I was further healed. I knew this workshop would be part of a series on healing for long covid, anxiety, and all other dis-eases and illness.

Please join me October 22nd at 9:30am to experience the process of Reaching your Inner Power.

The journey starts with you. This workshop is open to everyone, but especially if you have ever felt depressed, anxious, tired, sick, hopeless, abused, lost, or needing to feel the connection to your mind, body, soul and the Universal flow. You will dive deep into your body, embracing the subtle energetic essence of your Inner Power. I will guide you through deep meditation, visualizations, and creative writing. You will feel the seat of your Power, help release the lock that constricts your Inner Power from guiding you, and open space to a healing vibration within. You will learn techniques you can use for support through your challenges and ever changing life.

To SignUp Email: info@yogistrong.com

You can be happy again, You can have more great days, You can see the fullness of light in the dark, You can create a healing space within. I look forward to sharing this technology with you.

In gratitude and grace,
Josephine / Gurumantra Kaur.

Shine the Light Nominee!

Who do you know that brings light to another's life?YogiSTRONG wants to send a small gift to the person that brings light to another’s life. Fill out the form below, and we will gift your Nominee with a personalize package of gratitude*. Who are you nominating? Have...

Creating “Reaching your Inner Power” workshop …

I want to share a story about how my “Reaching your Inner Power” Workshop came to be. The year was 2020. I thought I was healthy. I thought I was taking care of myself, but I was talking care of every one but me. The pandemic had happened, and that threw all of us out...

Ayurveda Wellness & Yoga

Ayurveda (Life Knowledge). Have you heard about Ayurveda? Seen it posted on social media, or at a studio? Ever wonder what exactly is Ayurveda? Well, lets get you caught up! Ayurveda is the medical science of life. Its purpose is to bring healing, and allow for a...

Ayurveda Wellness & Yoga

Ayurveda Wellness & Yoga

Ayurveda Wellness & Yoga
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This is why I teach

Ayurveda (Life Knowledge). Have you heard about Ayurveda? Seen it posted on social media, or at a studio? Ever wonder what exactly is Ayurveda? Well, lets get you caught up! Ayurveda is the medical science of life. Its purpose is to bring healing, and allow for a higher quality of life that aids in longevity. It is a manual to a healthy and happy existence. Notice the art of daily and seasonal living, the deep connection to body, mind, and spirit, but also to the environment. It is well known in Ayurveda that looking at the Macrocosm and the Microcosm will guide us through our journey.

Ayurveda complements all health care platforms, and is recommended for everyone in need of diet and lifestyle counseling and support in times of good and bad health. Ayurveda looks at the person as a whole, seeing connections to displacements that cause a number of health related issues. Ayurveda dates back millennials. The oldest Ayurveda text is estimated to be around 400 C.E, and is still used today to guide one in establishing routines for optimal wellness.

Did you know, you have already heard of one of the six philosophies of Ayurveda? Yoga! Patanjali is considered the father of Yoga. Yoga is the sister science to Ayurveda, and they work together to create wellness in the mind, body, and spirit using several techniques. Yoga technology helps us stay fit physically, but most importantly mentally and emotionally. Sounds interesting doesn’t it!? You may be asking yourself is Ayurveda for me?

What services would I be receiving from YogiSTRONG Ayurvedic Wellness and Yoga?

Brief descriptions of services…

  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Create diet and lifestyle recommendations, according to your Ayurvedic constitution and imbalances, to maintain a healthy mind and body.
  • Educate, motivate, and council you to be successful in implementing Ayurveda into your life.
  • Recommending appropriate food choices, and proper eating habits.
  • Recommend daily and seasonal routines for your life cycle according to your constitution and imbalances.
  • Educating on the appropriate use of senses for optimal wellness.
  • Recommending custom and predesigned herbal formulas, herbal medicines, minerals, and other natural substances for internal and external use.
  • Practices of Yoga and Meditation for mind, body, and spirit.
  • Guiding pre-natal and post-natal diet and lifestyle
  • Recommendations for children 5 and over
  • Teach preventative care for head and neck region, including your ears, eyes, nose, and throat.

A few benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga…

  • Reduced stress
  • Healthier digestion
  • More energy, awareness and clarity
  • Ability to rest and relax for a deeper and improved sleep
  • Augmented focus and concentration
  • Lowered depression and anxiousness, it’s therapeutic
  • Gain strength, tone, flexibility, and improved circulation
  • Healthier hair, skin, and nails
  • Lowered reactions to allergies (seasonal and environmental)
  • Expanded breath range (inhalation, exhalation, and suspension)
  • Balancing of the chakras (energy centers), nadis (energetic pathways), and hemispheres of the brain.
  • Improved memory function
  • Ease of arthritis, back, joint, and overall body pain
  • Cleansing the body, reducing inflammation
  • Loving where and who you are. Happiness 

Our goal is for everyone to have balanced doshas (Constitution), digestion, tissues, with proper elimination of waste, with well functioning bodily processes, and your mind, body, spirit, and senses blissful. This is Ayurveda. This is health. Still unsure if you will benefit from Ayurvedic Health Counseling? Try one of our many Ayurvedic and Yogic workshops.

Ready to start a Ayurvedic Counseling session?

Email Josephine Fanelli at info@yogistrong.com with your contact information.

Here’s to a longer, healthier, and happier life, Cheers! 

Shine the Light Nominee!

Who do you know that brings light to another's life?YogiSTRONG wants to send a small gift to the person that brings light to another’s life. Fill out the form below, and we will gift your Nominee with a personalize package of gratitude*. Who are you nominating? Have...

Creating “Reaching your Inner Power” workshop …

I want to share a story about how my “Reaching your Inner Power” Workshop came to be. The year was 2020. I thought I was healthy. I thought I was taking care of myself, but I was talking care of every one but me. The pandemic had happened, and that threw all of us out...

Ayurveda Wellness & Yoga

Ayurveda (Life Knowledge). Have you heard about Ayurveda? Seen it posted on social media, or at a studio? Ever wonder what exactly is Ayurveda? Well, lets get you caught up! Ayurveda is the medical science of life. Its purpose is to bring healing, and allow for a...

This is Why I Teach…

This is Why I Teach…

When a student comes into the studio, wether it is for the first or hundredth time, it brings a warmth to my heart. I know that they came to me seeking to become healthier and happier. I greet my students by asking them how they are doing, how the day has treated them, and if they have any problem areas they have noticed lately. This allows me to sense their energy, and choose a Kriya that I know will benefit everyone’s mind, body, and spirit. Each day, each session, is driven by the energy that’s brought into the studio. Regardless of the stresses and various states of mind my students may be in to start, the sessions always progress in very much the same way.

As they warm up, I watch as they close their eyes, and start breathing long and deep. Their breathing and movements come together as a group, as if to support one another. Already, I can see the stress and tension start to melt away.

Moving into the Kriya, our movements and breath increase in speed and intensity. Each student’s ability to keep pace or hold their posture varies with their own ability and state of mind. I encourage each of them to focus more deeply on the mantra: Sat Nam, and find their inner self; to allow themselves to let go of tension, and to breathe. For many of my students, their Kundalini Yoga practice provides the only time during the week where they allow themselves to focus inwards rather than on the demands of the world around them.

As the Kriya ends and we move into Shavasana. Everyone sighs: some with relief at the end of a challenging set, and some with joy for the past hour of inner quiet. Their bodies mold into their mats, and the tightness and tension they brought into the room has been replaced by softness and flexibility.

Each session is brought to a close by gently bringing awareness back to their bodies, allowing them to gently stretch and move before we begin our meditation. The accompanying chant is meant to allow each student to feel the vibration with every particle of their being. Some participate loudly, and others only with their presence, but the impact is the same. Everyone is calm, happy, relaxed, and supporting one another in the meditative space. We close out with an affirmation of appreciation and love.

As everyone gathers their belongings to leave, I hear “I feel so much better”, “This is exactly what I needed”, “Now I can face the rest of the week”, and so many other beautiful realizations. My students thank me for bringing them peace, but I thank them for bringing themselves peace. It was their energy, willingness, presence, and endurance that brought them there. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting to class.

As a Kundalini Yoga teacher, I don’t look at my students in their daily roles. In class, they are not mothers or fathers; workers, or professionals. They are each energetic spiritual beings brought together by their need of rejuvenation.

This is why I teach: to allow people to be at their best mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, is it for You?

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, is it for You?

When a student comes into the studio, wether it is for the first or hundredth time, it brings a warmth to my heart. I know that they came to me seeking to become healthier and happier. I greet my students by asking them how they are doing, how the day has treated them, and if they have any problem areas they have noticed lately. This allows me to sense their energy, and choose a Kriya that I know will benefit everyone’s mind, body, and spirit. Each day, each session, is driven by the energy that’s brought into the studio. Regardless of the stresses and various states of mind my students may be in to start, the sessions always progress in very much the same way.

As they warm up, I watch as they close their eyes, and start breathing long and deep. Their breathing and movements come together as a group, as if to support one another. Already, I can see the stress and tension start to melt away.

Moving into the Kriya, our movements and breath increase in speed and intensity. Each student’s ability to keep pace or hold their posture varies with their own ability and state of mind. I encourage each of them to focus more deeply on the mantra: Sat Nam, and find their inner self; to allow themselves to let go of tension, and to breathe. For many of my students, their Kundalini Yoga practice provides the only time during the week where they allow themselves to focus inwards rather than on the demands of the world around them.

As the Kriya ends and we move into Shavasana. Everyone sighs: some with relief at the end of a challenging set, and some with joy for the past hour of inner quiet. Their bodies mold into their mats, and the tightness and tension they brought into the room has been replaced by softness and flexibility.

Each session is brought to a close by gently bringing awareness back to their bodies, allowing them to gently stretch and move before we begin our meditation. The accompanying chant is meant to allow each student to feel the vibration with every particle of their being. Some participate loudly, and others only with their presence, but the impact is the same. Everyone is calm, happy, relaxed, and supporting one another in the meditative space. We close out with an affirmation of appreciation and love.

As everyone gathers their belongings to leave, I hear “I feel so much better”, “This is exactly what I needed”, “Now I can face the rest of the week”, and so many other beautiful realizations. My students thank me for bringing them peace, but I thank them for bringing themselves peace. It was their energy, willingness, presence, and endurance that brought them there. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting to class.

As a Kundalini Yoga teacher, I don’t look at my students in their daily roles. In class, they are not mothers or fathers; workers, or professionals. They are each energetic spiritual beings brought together by their need of rejuvenation.

This is why I teach: to allow people to be at their best mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Habits, Golden Milk, and Yogi Tea

When a student comes into the studio, wether it is for the first or hundredth time, it brings a warmth to my heart. I know that they came to me seeking to become healthier and happier. I greet my students by asking them how they are doing, how the day has treated them, and if they have any problem areas they have noticed lately. This allows me to sense their energy, and choose a Kriya that I know will benefit everyone’s mind, body, and spirit. Each day, each session, is driven by the energy that’s brought into the studio. Regardless of the stresses and various states of mind my students may be in to start, the sessions always progress in very much the same way.

As they warm up, I watch as they close their eyes, and start breathing long and deep. Their breathing and movements come together as a group, as if to support one another. Already, I can see the stress and tension start to melt away.

Moving into the Kriya, our movements and breath increase in speed and intensity. Each student’s ability to keep pace or hold their posture varies with their own ability and state of mind. I encourage each of them to focus more deeply on the mantra: Sat Nam, and find their inner self; to allow themselves to let go of tension, and to breathe. For many of my students, their Kundalini Yoga practice provides the only time during the week where they allow themselves to focus inwards rather than on the demands of the world around them.

As the Kriya ends and we move into Shavasana. Everyone sighs: some with relief at the end of a challenging set, and some with joy for the past hour of inner quiet. Their bodies mold into their mats, and the tightness and tension they brought into the room has been replaced by softness and flexibility.

Each session is brought to a close by gently bringing awareness back to their bodies, allowing them to gently stretch and move before we begin our meditation. The accompanying chant is meant to allow each student to feel the vibration with every particle of their being. Some participate loudly, and others only with their presence, but the impact is the same. Everyone is calm, happy, relaxed, and supporting one another in the meditative space. We close out with an affirmation of appreciation and love.

As everyone gathers their belongings to leave, I hear “I feel so much better”, “This is exactly what I needed”, “Now I can face the rest of the week”, and so many other beautiful realizations. My students thank me for bringing them peace, but I thank them for bringing themselves peace. It was their energy, willingness, presence, and endurance that brought them there. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting to class.

As a Kundalini Yoga teacher, I don’t look at my students in their daily roles. In class, they are not mothers or fathers; workers, or professionals. They are each energetic spiritual beings brought together by their need of rejuvenation.

This is why I teach: to allow people to be at their best mentally, physically, and emotionally.