11 Days of Wonder: A Digital Soul Journey Experience
Our first 11-Day Soul Journey went so well we're doing it again! Join us for this very special digital soul journey happening daily on What's App from January 1-11. Each day consists of a 20-30 minute video including a guided meditation & journal activity led by some of the wisest yoga & meditation teachers on Mother Earth.
January 1-11, 2021
Recorded Message, Meditation & Journal Exercise Delivered Daily via What's App
Masood Ali Khan
Together we Rock. Together we Rise. Together our collective intention will create a positive vibration around the globe.
Wonder (n.): a feeling of astonishment caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
Have you ever wondered?
How to gracefully transcend the daunting challenges of 2020?
How to unlock the doors to our greatest potential?
How to manifest the life we were born to live?
Now more than ever we are being called to wonder. In this deep dive exploration of our November theme "Wonder" we will explore the feeling when the mind lets go and the heart takes over. We will look at how the feeling of wonder has the power to turn feelings of fear, doubt and anger into a positive vibration.
Once registered, you'll be added to our What's App group. Each evening from 11.1 - 11.11 you will receive a recorded video featuring a brief message, a guided 15-minute meditation and 1 journal question to be completed in your journal. The goal is to complete the task the following day but if you miss a day, it's ok to double up. This will be done on your time! When you have completed the task, you'll simply reply with the Day + an emoji letting the rest of the group know you've completed the activity. We believe when we are held accountable and supported by fellow SoulJours, we are more likely to participate!
Benefits of this Experience
Explore the mind. Surrender to Source. Ask for guidance from a higher power.
Begin to establish a daily meditation & journal practice (crucial components to self discovery & mastery of the mind)
Envision a state of wonder, where new doors open and we are able to manifest the life we were born to live
Connect with SoulJours around the world
A daily recording will be sent at 5pm PST via What's App. We encourage you to complete the task within 24 hours but this is your experience to be done at your own pace.
Day 1-2: Yogrishi Vishvketu
Day3-4: Peter Sterios
Day 5: Lorin Roche
Day 6: Jeanne Heileman
Day 7: Ashley Melin
Day 8: Sianna Sherman
Day 9: Masood Ali Khan
Day 10: Ashley Melin
Day 11: Surprise Activity
The number 1 represents independence, optimism, motivation, and inspiration. The number 1 is the number of a trailblazer, a leader. 1 repeated means we’re paving a new path as SoulJours. That something profoundly new is around the bend...let's pray for a fresh start!
Repetition of the concept instill these values in our psyche. When we see the number 1 repeated it means it's time to take the first step, take action & SoulJour on...
The butterfly represents transformation, rebirth, renewal, impermanence of the mind. Butterflies teach us to recognize change as it arrives – to welcome it vs. fear it. They represent courage and remind us to trust the process of moving through the phases of life with our newfound wings – and fly!
For the remainder of 2020, we’ve partnered with TreeSisters – an organization we believe is doing great things in the world! TreeSisters works to empower local communities in remote areas,by contributing to the reforestation of tropical areas decimated by fires and clearcutting.
TreeSisters exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. They channel 80% of member donations to exemplary existing reforestation organizations in the tropics with whom they partner to restore ecosystems. The remaining 20% funds our behavior change and consciousness shift work with women to reinstate feminine leadership, and normalize collective ownership of planetary restoration.
A portion of all proceeds and 100% of all donations will go towards planting our SoulJour Forest!
Ashley Melin, founder of SoulJour
Ashley has been a freelance graphic designer for nearly 20 years. Her current clients include Nike, Columbia, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Starbucks, and HEMA Amsterdam. Taking her first yoga class in 1992, she has been a daily practitioner of yoga/meditation ever since, having studied with the best teachers all over the world. She began taking groups to India in 2007, with the goal being to get people out of their comfort zone and to practice living life off the mat that only India will do. As an avid mountain biker, skier, 10 time marathon runner, and big mountain climber (climbing over 25 peaks above 14,000 feet ), she has an intimate understanding of pushing limits – physical, emotional, mental – in order to create change. This concept became the most real when 5 years ago, Ashley experienced a radical shift and divorced the man she'd been with half her life. It was during this most challenging time of her life that the idea for SoulJour was born and she was able to turn her biggest challenge into her greatest gift.
Read more about Ashley
About The Presenters
Sianna Sherman (she/her) is an international yoga teacher, training tens of thousands of students and teachers, for nearly three decades. As the visionary of the Rasa Yoga, Mythic Yoga Flow®, and RITUAL, Sianna shares her voice in the way of community and collaboration. She is a gifted storyteller and awakens the imagination through the language of the soul. Dedicated to embodied wisdom, social justice activism, anti-racism, unpacking her own white privilege, shadow work, mantra, ritual, and Tantric yoga philosophy, Sianna brings a genuine presence to every offering with humility, devotion, and deep care for the collective. In addition, she has extensive training in bodywork, functional anatomy, wildcrafting, and earth-based wisdom. She leads Rasa Yoga teacher trainings, alchemical arts for sacred sisterhood, pilgrimages to sacred sites, and is the co-host of the Fearless Heart Activation series with her beloved, Masood Ali Khan, to inspire courageous conversations and brave space for real transformation in these times.
Masood Ali Khan
Deobrat Mishra is one of the most energetic and innovative Sitar artists in India. Refinement, melodic and rhythmic complexity are some of the features of his lively style of playing. Born in 1976, he represents the 11th generation of the Benares Gharana tradition. When he was a child, he studied Tabla with his mother, Pramila Mishra, granddaughter of the well-known Tabla player Pandit Baiju Mishra. He started to study vocal music with his father at the age of five and began his Sitar training a year later. That same year, after only six months of practice, he performed on stage for the first time. Five years later, he played for All India Radio. In 1994, he began touring internationally and the Best Young Sitar Player of India Award. Currently he conducts workshops, solo performances for radio and television, international annual tours, as well as world music concerts with Indian, American and European artists. He is the co-founder of Academy of Indian Classical Music alongside his father, Pandit Shivnath Mishra.
Himalayan Yoga Master and founder of Akhanda Yoga, Yogrishi Vishvketu (Yogrishi) is known for his infectious laughter and stories. His holistic approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age. A yogi at heart, he has studied and practiced Yoga for over 40 years and holds a PhD in Yoga Philosophy. For the last 25 years, he has been sharing this unique blend of practical experience and knowledge of wisdom texts at workshops and conferences internationally. Yogrishi has trained thousands of teachers through his Yoga Teacher Trainings at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, where he lives half of the year. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is joyful, fearless, expansive and playful. He is the author of Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses and collaborated on the Business Casual Yogi.
Dr. Lorin Roche was lucky enough to begin practicing asana, pranayama, and meditation in 1968, and he still feels like a beginner – every day. He has been practicing, researching, and teaching meditation for 50+ years. Lorin is a pioneer in developing personalized meditation practices, designing the techniques around an individual’s inner nature. He is the founder of two related meditation systems: The Radiance Sutras®, which utilizes the richness of the Sanskrit language and is oriented toward the yoga community, and Instinctive Meditation™, an approach that uses common sense language and is designed to match one's individual nature. Lorin has a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, where he has done extensive research on meditation and meditative experiences. His books on meditation are treasured by meditation practitioners across the globe and have been widely recognized as a "must-read". Dr. Roche also teaches and consults worldwide with individuals (private coaching), businesses, and universities to create custom meditation programs that suit their needs and cultures. Lorin lives in Marina del Rey, California with his yogini shaktini wife, Camille Maurine.
Jeanne Heileman has been practicing and studying yoga for 27 years and teaching for 17 years. She received her teacher trainings in Los Angeles, California through Center for Yoga, YogaWorks and Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga, where she is Certified as a Level II instructor. Jeanne has spent years studying with the finest yoga leaders in a variety of styles, developing a skill for alignment, theraputics and meditation techniques. She has traveled to India numerous times, studying with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Shiva Rea. Jeanne teaches classes in a flow style with clear instruction, a sense of humor and a devotional spirit. She is registered at the E-500 Hour level with Yoga Alliance and teaches trainings and workshops internationally when she is not teaching her regular schedule in Los Angeles.
KarmaNICA, a charitable organization for underprivileged children in rural Nicaragua. Peter’s first book Gravity & Grace: How to Awaken Your Subtle Body and the Healing Power of Yoga published by Sounds True is now available.He also co-founded