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From Chef to Health & Wellness Coach, Valerie Hahn Guides Others through Inner Transformations

Posted by Jade Marvin on 9/8/22 4:00 PM

What was your life like before SWIHA? What led you to SWIHA and to your particular program of study? Why are you passionate about this modality?

Before SWIHA, I was a Chef who worked long hours at a fine dining farm-to-table restaurant & was a hairstylist on the side. I love to cook and especially loved embracing the sustainability aspect of sourcing our ingredients and how everything connected full circle. Although I loved cooking, as many people know kitchens can be quite a challenging and sometimes toxic environment to be submerged in. At that point in my life, I was deeply depressed and longed to do something that felt more fulfilling to my soul. For me, this "cycle of depression" triggered an awakening of sorts. I began venturing my journey of "internal" personal development (outside my physical fitness) and sought out schools that spoke to my soul path. After studying myself and creating a boatload of interests, everything on my list pointed to holistic health and wellness. I discovered SWIHA at the beginning of my journey and finally answered the call to enroll 10 years later!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Holistic Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Intuition, Spirit, Holistic wellness, Arizona, Tempe, community, Holistic Education, conscious community, GRIT, Divine Timing, Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Spiritual Wellbeing, Microbiome

How Yoga Therapy Helps Coco Taylor Spread the Wisdom of Yoga to Others

Posted by Jade Marvin on 4/7/22 4:00 PM

I am completely devoted to sharing the wisdom of yoga with the world for the rest of my life. As soon as I graduate I am going back to India for the first time, with my baby, and we are going to continue to embody the teachings forever. This is a lifelong journey.

After completing 500 hours of yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, Coco Taylor discovered SWIHA when she returned home. Coco felt deeply infatuated by the yoga programs offer at SWIHA. Coco seemingly couldn't get them out of her head for the next two years as she relocated to live in New Zealand. While living abroad, Coco found herself thinking about SWIHA every day. “One day, I finally decided to put what I was doing there on pause, and answer my soul calling to study yoga therapy at such a magical school. I left my friends, job, and all my belongings. Booked a flight back to Phoenix, and moved in with my parents so I could begin my journey at SWIHA from the bottom up!

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, yoga therapy, Body, SWIHA, Yoga Teacher Training, Spirit, Mind, yoga, Arizona, asana, Tempe, Yogi, Yoga studio, Manifestation, Samskaras, Holistic Modalities, Divine Timing, Yoga Retreat, Divine, Private Yoga Classes

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

Posted by KC Miller on 1/6/22 4:00 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 of 2019, 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: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, spirituality, SWIHA, Amrit Desai, Yoga Teacher Training, yoga nidra, Gifts and Graces, Yoga Sutras, yoga, Arizona, YTT, Spiritual, community, Yogi, Yoga studio, yoga teacher, Manifestation, Amrit Institute, New Years Resolution, Amrit, Yoga Practice, Divine Timing

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