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Kari Whipkey Helps Her Clients Heal Their Relationship to Their Bodies

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 10/10/19 3:00 PM

“Five years ago I was standing in my gym in California talking to a friend about how I had kept getting this feeling that there was something more I was suppose to be doing with my life,” Kari Whipkey tells us, “I could feel that I was not supposed to be a personal trainer for much longer. As I was talking I got a vision of me talking on stage with a microphone in front of thousands of people. I was telling my story. That scared me so much! I hadn't told more than my family and best friend that I had struggled with eating disorders and I had never done public speaking. All of that was so out of my element but I couldn't deny that it was my future. A couple months later I moved to Arizona, told my story, got so much loving response to my vulnerability and realized I was on the right path and that I would eventually manifest that vision.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, Mind Body Wellness, Reiki, Intuitive Guide, Diploma Program, Crystal Healing

Three Practices for an Attitude of Gratitude This Autumn Season

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 10/7/19 3:00 PM

 

 

Autumn is a season of harvest, abundance and thankfulness. As the weather cools and the days shorten, our psyche registers the changes and we naturally become more reflective as we head toward a New Year.

While many are thinking forward to their goals for 2020, consider spending last few months of 2019 mentally cataloging and paying thanks to the many blessings this current year has brought! Today, we’ll share with you three gratitude practices for the autumn season.

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Caitlyn Goehring Uses Her Unique Approach to Connect Mind, Body & Spirit

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 10/3/19 3:00 PM

“SWIHA changed my life,” says Caitlin Goehring, a Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner graduate, “I don’t know where I’d be without these courses - it catapulted my spiritual growth and journey and brought me more in alignment than ever before.”

Caitlin was pulled to study holistic nutrition after witnessing illness in her family since a young age, “I’ve always believed in the healing power of food and wanted to support others in this. I had no idea the amount of spiritual downloads that I was in! I can best support my clients through nutrition, intuitive eating, and other spiritual practices such as astrology, tarot, and flower essences.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Holistic Nutrition, Mind Body Wellness, astrology, entrepreneurship, Diploma Program

A Guide to Substituting With Gluten-Free Flours

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 9/30/19 3:00 PM

The fast-approaching holiday season means time with friends and family, laughter and gifts, and—of course—lots of baked goods!

Many people are opting to go gluten-free because of sensitivity issues, to reduce inflammation, or simply because they’ve noticed a positive change by reducing or eliminating foods containing gluten.  However, going gluten-free doesn’t mean missing out on delicious treats! Today, we’ll take a look at a few of the widely-available flour options that are friendly to this dietary need.

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Topics: Motivational Monday, Holistic Nutrition, Holidays, Gluten-free, Baking

Kimberly Balzan Heals Through Incorporating the Power of Sound

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 9/26/19 3:00 PM

Before her time at SWIHA, Kimberly Balzan found her life at a standstill. She was going through the motions but not moving forward, fearful of life and what change may bring.

“I felt like I had no direction,” she describes, “I just happened to be at a friends Melissa Corter who was leading this meditation called Yoga Nidra. I honestly had never heard of it and didn't know what we were going to do. Well, when it was over I sat up and thought ‘That was the coolest thing I have ever experienced’. When I got in my car, I said to myself out loud: ‘I am going to learn this and teach it!’ I knew at that moment something incredible had happened.”

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Topics: Sound Healing, Great Graduates, Holistic Nutrition, Reiki, yoga nidra, yoga

Listen to a Fifteen Minute Stress-Reducing Hypnotherapy Session

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 9/23/19 3:00 PM

Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to create change in your life. It brings you into a highly relaxed state of inner concentration and focused attention so that you can make new choices based on the awareness and clarity that arises. Additionally, self-hypnosis is an empowering skill to reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and alleviate stress!

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Need a Laugh? Join the Club (Literally!) on the 2nd & 4th Fridays at SWIHA

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 9/19/19 3:00 PM

You may know the old adage: Laughter is the best medicine! However, did you know that SWIHA has an entire club dedicated to it?

The SWIHA Ha Ha Laughter Club allows acting like a kid again and regaining a child's sense of fun and playfulness! Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga, calls it "Kindergarten for adults". We spoke with Laurie Nathanson, a Laughter Leader for the club since 2012, who gave some great insight on what the club is about (Hint: a lot of laughs!)

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Topics: Holistic Healing, Laughter Club, Holistic Medicine, SWIHA Students

Need Motivation? Collected Wisdom for Entrepreneurs from SWIHA Graduates

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 9/16/19 3:00 PM

The journey of an entrepreneur is never linear – especially in terms of levels of motivation. Somedays we may jump out of bed, ready and willing to take on the world. We know we’ll succeed and we’re so excited! The next day, however, may bring feelings of doubt or impatience.

At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, we believe in holding space for each point on the emotional spectrum. Today we want to share with you some inspiring stories from our graduates who have preserved and truly found their heart’s calling. Click the link above each photo to read their full story!

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Topics: Great Graduates, Motivational Monday, holistic entrepreneur, entrepreneurship

The Yoga of Manifestation: Amrit Desai’s Visit to SWIHA

Posted by KC Miller on 9/12/19 3:00 PM

There is a story told of a guru who was approached by many people wanting to know the secrets of manifestation. He closed his eyes, and so did those saying they were seeking wisdom. The yogi took a deep breath, as did those waiting. After what seemed to be a long time, the wise man opened his eyes and said, “If you want pears, plant pear seeds!” With that, he descended the mountain, leaving some to understand, while many only mumbled in their confusion.

The first Friday in September, over 300 people gathered to listen to Yogi Amrit Desai, one of the few remaining living yoga masters who originally brought over the authentic teachings of yoga in the early 1960’s. Nine years before his arrival, the seeds were planted!

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Topics: Amrit Desai, yoga nidra, Gifts and Graces, yoga, Manifestation, Amrit Institute

Waste-Free Fall: Non-Toxic Air Freshener & Compostable Décor Ideas

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 9/9/19 3:00 PM

Autumn is nearing! The days are growing shorter, Pumpkin Spice season is in full swing, and here in Arizona we’re eyeing our hoodies and scarves in eager anticipation.

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts is all about sustainability and conscious choices, so today we bring to you some Fall DIY projects that are healthy, waste-free and likely made from things you already keep in your home!

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Topics: Motivational Monday, DIY, aromatherapy, conscious living, Ecofriendly

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