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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

5 Easy Steps to Manifest Your Goals for 2022 with a Vision Board

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/30/21 4:00 PM

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! Or should I say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ways to manifest your goals with a vision board this New Year! 2022 is practically here, and it's that time of year where everyone is manifesting their dreams, goals, and aspirations for 2022. Oxford dictionary defines Manifestation as ‘an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.’ We can manifest what we want in many ways, the Law of Attraction, Journaling, Vision Boards, and more! Vision boards are a great tool to use as a visual representation of your goals and dreams. Having your goals visually in front of you can help clarify and bring focus to what you really want. Vision boards incorporate images that represent what you want to be, do, or have, as well as, phrases/mantras, affirmations, and more that display your goals and dreams.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, SWIHA, journaling, Manifesting, Vision Board, Goals, Arizona, Dreams, Manifestation, Law of Attraction, Smart Goals, Intention, Manifest, 2022, Change, Fire Walk, Firewalker, Pinterest, Canva, Peak Performance, Fire Walking, Reflect

Three Ways to Activate the Law of Attraction for Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Jade Marvin on 12/9/21 4:00 PM

Many of us believe that we do not have the power to change our lives or to live our ‘dream’ life. We live our daily lives programmed to do what we are supposed to do. Wake up. Go to work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. This becomes the system and the wheel of life we become a cog in. How do we attract what we really want for ourselves? To know the Law of Attraction is the first step in making these changes to a happier, more fulfilling life. As defined by Sharon Rose, The Intuitive Guide Program Director here at SWIHA, the Law of Attraction is “a universal law of energy. It acknowledges and has been proved through quantum physics that human beings are constantly and consistently emitting vibrational frequencies, and this energy we emit affects our perception of and experience in, the world. It is the law that says we attract to ourselves that which we are thinking, feeling, saying, and believing.”

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, SWIHA, journaling, Intuition, Goals, Arizona, Dreams, Manifestation, Law of Attraction, New Years Resolution, Gratitude Journal, Game Plan, Manifest, 2022, Attraction, Wishes, Manifest New Year, Manifest Goals, Energy, Vibration

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

I Made a Vision Board & This is What it Taught Me About My Goals (You Should Do It For 2019!)

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/27/18 2:00 PM

Hello everyone! Taylor here.

Being immersed in SWIHA-land for the past three years, I’ve heard a lot about vision boards. In fact, many of my coworkers keep them in their offices. They’re full of travel photos, symbols of prosperity and health, wishes for love and plenty of inspirational quotes. I love looking at other’s vision boards because I get to learn so much about their dreams and priorities.

With the new year approaching at lightspeed, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to accomplish in 2019. So, I woke up this morning and decided to create my very first vision board! I grabbed my scissors and glue, found an unused canvas and began hunting for old magazines…to no avail. My on-going quest to live minimally has me reading digital copies of everything and immediately recycling junk mail.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Vision Board, healthy living, entrepreneurship, Goal-Setting, Manifestation

I Made a Vision Board & This is What it Taught Me About My Goals (You Should Do It For 2019!)

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/6/18 2:00 PM

Hello everyone! Taylor here.

Being immersed in SWIHA-land for the past three years, I’ve heard a lot about vision boards. In fact, many of my coworkers keep them in their offices. They’re full of travel photos, symbols of prosperity and health, wishes for love and plenty of inspirational quotes. I love looking at other’s vision boards because I get to learn so much about their dreams and priorities.

With the new year approaching at lightspeed, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to accomplish in 2019. So, I woke up this morning and decided to create my very first vision board! I grabbed my scissors and glue, found an unused canvas and began hunting for old magazines…to no avail. My on-going quest to live minimally has me reading digital copies of everything and immediately recycling junk mail.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Vision Board, healthy living, entrepreneurship, Goal-Setting, Manifestation

In Pursuit of Magic: Lessons Found in the “Spirit” of Halloween

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 10/29/18 2:00 PM


The month of October lends itself inherently to the theme of Potential.  It’s a month of transition: days grow shorter, the air cools, and trees shed their leaves in anticipation of a winter nap. It’s the pause before a new chapter, where we reflect on lessons learned while planning for the future.

Ancient Gaels celebrated this mid-point between the autumnal and winter equinoxes with the festival Samhain, meaning “summer’s end”. It marked their harvest time and honored the birth-death-rebirth cycle of Mother Nature through celebrations and rituals. Samhain was eventually incorporated in to Christian culture to take place at the end of October proceeding All Hallows day (November 1st). We now know it as Halloween!

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Topics: Motivational Monday, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Manifestation, Ceremony, Halloween, Sacred Space

Richard Seaman on Learning to be B.R.A.V.E.

Posted by KC Miller on 1/16/18 8:00 AM

“Who do you know who is fully expressed in their boldness and bravery?” If this was a survey question asked of those on the college campus of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Richard Seaman’s name would, without a shadow of a doubt, be on the top of the list. Richard is bold and brave! As a longtime coach and the lead Life Coach Instructor for the college, Richard is committed to teaching others to be brave using a coaching model he has created using the acronym B.R.A.V.E.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Manifesting, Holistic Healing, life coach, Authenticity, Daring Way, Manifestation, Spiritual Reliability, Healers

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