Awaken Inner Vision: A 7-Day Cleanse
Happening on What's App
$22 (combine with 5-SoulJour Sessions for only $111!)
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Designing the life we were born to live is a process.
The first step to reaching the subtle realms of our being is to clean the outer, more surface layers of our body. When we detox, we rid the body of inflammation, stagnation, and clutter, thereby clearing a path for new, clean energy to enter filled with all things awesome!
Are you currently feeling a deep sense of calm, joy and contentment on a regular basis
or is your mind spinning with fear, anxiety, and/or negative thoughts?
Are you feeling sluggish and murky?
Do you wake up tired and run to coffee? How about an afternoon sugar bump or another cup of coffee to get you through the day?
Do you have muscle aches and pains?
If you answered yes to any of these, this 7-Day Cleanse is for you!
Susan Taylor PhD
We begin this SoulJour Series with a 7-Day Cleanse.
This 7-Day cleanse is for both newbies and experienced practitioners alike. There are many ways to cleanse and detoxify the body and we'll learn different methods to cleanse/fast for future use. During this time of experiencing the detoxification process together, we'll be supported in our What's App group with SoulJours from around the world.
At the end of the 7-Day Cleanse, we'll feel vibrant, clear minded and with little to no muscle aches and pains. We'll be charged and ready to serve our families, co-workers, and communities at large with renewed passion and vigor! Our immune systems will be so strong and vital that Covid will have a hard (if not impossible) time penetrating our healthy bodies!
Cleansing is a beautiful experience. It allows our bodies to heal and rejuvenate more than any other way. All day, every day we're bombarded with products to take for this or that condition - for better sleep, a calmer mind, a boosted immune system, to not be depressed, etc. We're constantly relying on external resources to make us feel better. What if we could feel better by taking away rather than supplementing? When we look at food as medicine, we realize that we have the power to heal ourselves. When we cleanse we experience firsthand the ability of our own body to heal itself. When we take away rather than add, we are empowered to heal our Selves.
Cleansing isn't easy. There are certainly highs and lows...that's natural and it's ok! It's our body ridding itself of toxins. Even clean eaters benefit from cleanses because there are toxins everywhere – the air we breathe, hand sanitizerland we live in now, the information we ingest. There's so much to consider! This is why it's crucial to cleanse regularly...And it's so nice to be supported and held accountable by others to lift us when we might be feeling a little down and vice versa.
Eating less will extend life. "The only reliable way to extend the lifespan of a mammal is under-nutrition without malnutrition. Studies show that if you cut back on 60% of the calories mice eat, they will live almost twice as long with much fewer tumors." - James Dillard, MD, assistant clinical professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City
How it works:
Each day a 20ish-minute video will be delivered on What's App* led by a featured expert. Learn information about his or her favorite cleanse, why, and best practices, followed by a short meditation and journal activity.
During these 7 days, we'll commit to the following:
Eliminate all dairy, meat, sugar, alcohol, coffee.
Drink lots of water including warm lemon water right when we get up.
Check in during the day with the group upon completion of the day's task.
* There will be options for a juice fast and/or 24-hr water fast (experienced practitioners only please)
The Benefits of this 7-Day Cleanse
Learn tools to cleanse body, mind, soul anytime you want a reset.
Feel more energized, alive and passionate about all aspects of your life.
Boost your immune system, enhance your memory, feel clear headed, relax the nervous system and feel calmer. Lose weight.
Write about your relationship with food, clutter, the need for news. Learn about any subconscious sabatoging you may be doing.
Connect with like-minded SoulJours around the world.
Experience the connection between the mind and senses more deeply.
Please join our Facebook Group Cleansing and Fasting to Heal where we post quotes, reminders, recipes, ideas, and discoveries all about the miracle of cleansing and fasting.
*One of our duties as a SoulJour is to Find Relief from the Noise and we believe What's App is the quietest way to deliver content while also being supported and held accountable by others around the world.
For this SoulJour Series, our spirit animal is the J A G U A R
Native to the jungle and revered in ancient cultures, the jaguar is sexy, confident, and fearless. The jaguar's gift is its vision – visualizing until manifestation has occurred. Breathing from the center of its being, jaguars are in tune with the subtle body. They symbolize the power of intent, reminding us to go within, release our fears, and heal our emotions in order to awaken our inner sight. Journeying like jaguars allows us to reflect upon the direction we are heading with greater ease – to reveal Essence, activate Purpose and rock Truth.
Now that our bodies and minds are clean and clear, we continue to the next stage of our Soul Journey:
Movement • Meditation • Breathwork • Writing • Storytelling • Connection
Join us on Zoom every Sunday morning February 28-March 28 for an incredible, totally unique SoulJour Experience featuring some of our favorite SoulJour Sisters. 2 full moons, a new moon and an equinox means we'll be using the lunar energy of the jaguar to connect to our inner vision.
Feb 28: Tayala Thomas & Ashley Melin "Live from Costa Rica"
March 7: Megan Carle "See Me"
March 14: Nicki Doane "Awaken Inner Vision"
March 21: Laura Plumb "Equinox is the Portal"
March 28: Sandra Small "Rocking our Voice. Rocking our Truth"
Bundle the 7-Day Cleanse with All 5 SoulJour Sessions for only $118!
About the Presenters
Ashley Melin, Facilitator
Ashley Melin is the founder of SoulJour, a holistic yoga lifestyle brand dedicated to the seeker, sage and warrior in us all. She is also the principal of Point3 Design, a full-service graphic design studio for nearly 20 years with clients including Nike, Starbucks and Columbia Sportswear. Taking her first yoga class in 1992 at the recommendation of her parents, she never looked back and has since studied extensively with many of the most renowned teachers all over the world. After a life changing 3-month solo journey through India in 2004, she founded Aum Adventures (now part of SoulJour) – a travel company aimed at getting people out of their comfort zone and into the magical chaos of India. 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 Ashley divorced her partner of nearly 20 years and was given the opportunity to dive deeply into her soul. It was during this time that the idea for SoulJour was born. She currently resides in Bend, OR with her 11 year old son and 2 dogs.
Laura Plumb, Internationally Renowned Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Teacher, Jyotish
As a graduate of the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and with decades of study into Yoga, Meditation, Vedanta, Jyotish, herbal medicine, nutrition, health and healing, Laura Plumb is an international educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote vibrant health and sacred living.
Founder and Director of VedaWise, Laura Plumb leads workshops, trainings and teaches worldwide. She is widely recognized for understanding and sharing the deeper principles of Ayurveda while making them accessible and relevant to modern life.
Laura is lead faculty for the Ayurvedic Integrated Nutrition 200 hour Professional Training, author of the best-selling book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, creator/presenter of the online video course The Medicine In Your Kitchen: Introduction to Ayurvedic Cooking hosted by Spirituality & Health, host of the 53-part television show CleanseVeda available through Gaia and Amazon, and a 12-part series called Divine Yoga available at Amazon.
Formerly the General Manager of The Discovery Channel Europe, Laura offers clinical services in natural medicine and health practitioner trainings in the Vedic sciences. She leads online courses, and gives classes and consultations in Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga Therapy, Whole Food Cooking and Nutrition. Additonally Laura has served as a contributing Ayurvedic educator at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine, is an Ambassador for Banyan Botanicals and runs The Sophia Camp for Girls – a week every summer dedicated to cultivating self-esteem, self-care and self-regulation through Yoga, Ayurveda, mentoring and creative play.
Laura’s blog food-alovestory.com is an inspirational free resource for Ayurvedic recipes and wise living. Her popular whole food, plant-based seasonal cleanses are powerful, effective and deliciously nourishing. Her articles on health and wellness have been published in Huffington Post, Ayurveda Next Door, Spirituality & Health, Well + Good, Yoga Digest and the Times of India, among other national and international media.
Brigitte Mars | Herbalist and Author of 12 Nutrition Books
Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is also a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome!, and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called iPlant that helps budding herbalists to identify plants in the wild.
Nicki’s teaching has grown out of her practice and her deep faith in yoga and she chooses to honor her students as individuals first and foremost. Nicki’s style combines asana, pranayama, philosophy, and poetry and her classes are strong and accessible to everyone. Nicki uses humor in her teaching to set her students at ease and she is considered to be very relatable and down to earth. She is known as a Teacher’s teacher and loves igniting the spark of yoga in her students.
Nicki lives on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, where she owns and directs the Maya Yoga Studio on the North Shore of Maui. She has been featured in numerous articles and has graced the cover of Yoga Journal magazine. Nicki teaches workshops and teacher training courses at her studio on Maui and travels all over the world conducting workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats.
Dr. Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor believes that each and every one of us has the precious gift within ourselves to heal—we just need to learn how to use it.
Described as the “lab coat yogi,” Taylor bridges the gap between science and spirituality as she teaches how to connect to the inner source of knowledge and access the higher functions of being to experience the joy and vitality that lies within our own realm of consciousness.
A trained scientist and practitioner, Taylor has based her career on understanding the link between psychological function and physical reality, and how the mind-body matrix plays a role in our health and healing mechanisms. Her areas of interest include inflammation and immune function, weight loss, and mental health, utilizing Ayurvedic Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and evidence-based meditation.
She has achieved international recognition for her teaching of practical ways to integrate the best of Western medicine with natural healing traditions. For more than 25 years she has been teaching meditation and its practices as a therapeutic model for health and healing. Taylor developed the widely acclaimed Meditation Specialist Training, which provides a unique skills-building competency platform that leads to certification for health care practitioners.
Her long career began at Columbia University Medical School of Nutritional Sciences, where her master’s degree work became the basis for a clinical nutrition practice specializing in the nutrient factors that affect psychological function. Through client and workshop sessions, she concentrated on resolving the physical, emotional, and psychological issues related to diet. She later earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she conducted research in nutritional biochemistry, which appeared in The American Journal of Physiology, Analytical Biochemistry, and Clinica Chimica Acta.
During the past decade, she established the Center for Meditation Science, which provides programs internationally to health care practitioners, teachers, and business professionals. Dr. Taylor has authored several best-selling publications that include The Vital Energy Program, Sexual Radiance, and The Healing Power of Meditation CD series. A frequent guest on radio and television programs, she also hosts an online podcast.
Nathan Mills was born to parents who were devotees of a kriya yoga practice and who also taught and practiced other modalities of meditation and movement. He was introduced to the practice of Yoga Asana at the age of 12 while working at the Feathered Pipe Ranch, a retreat center for the yogic and healing arts in the beautiful mountains of Helena, Montana. At the same age, Nathan began his study of the martial arts under the patient instruction of his Shihan. Born handicapped with a leg discrepancy of over 3 inches, Nathan approached these demanding physical practices humbly, patiently.
With the encouragement of his parents and teachers, Nathan meticulously found ways to modify the shapes and forms of these practices to suit his body. After much adversity and several surgeries, he quickly began to see the valuable benefits of these art forms and the amazing positive changes these practices were evoking physically, mentally, and emotionally.
At the age of 23, Nathan moved to Los Angeles to study film where he also continued to deepen his yogic and martial studies. During these years he helped build Budokon® Universities school of “Yogic, Martial, and Living Arts” and became one of the first teachers ever certified to teach public budokon classes. Nathan stayed in Los Angeles for 6 years working as a yoga/budokon teacher, nutritional counselor, life coach, and pursuing an acting career.
During that time, he taught in some of the most prestigious studios in the LA including Golden Bridge, Santa Monica Power Yoga, Yoga Works, Exhale Spa, and Equinox while working with people in the entertainment industry. He then began traveling to teach workshops and during that time was introduced to his wife Heather.
Nathan currently resides in Portland, OR with his wife where he works in numerous studios and offices offering yoga and body work, working privately with clients as a nutritional counselor and yoga therapist, and also lecturing publicly at studios, universities, and corporations.
For more info about Nathan visit Bushido Wellness Institute
Rose Sharma is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Ayurvedic Wellness and Massage in Portland, OR. She earned her LMT certification at East West College of The Healing Arts in Portland Oregon, and further studied as a Medical Massage Rehabilitation therapist.
She received her Certification as an Ayurvedic Panchakarma (detoxification) Technician at Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Seattle Washington and completed her studies and certifications as an Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist; at Chakarapani Ayurvedic Clinic and Research Centre in Jaipur, India.
She is also certified as an holistic nutritionist earning her certification at (NANP) National Association of Nutritional Professionals and PCC in holistic nutrition and supplementation while using Ayurveda philosophy’s in bring balance to an individual.
Before starting her own practice, she completed her practical work and studies in the Portland area; working through established massage clinics, volunteering in hospital settings while fine tuning her specialty to traditional East Indian massage therapies and healing using Ayurvedic properties.
Additionally, she is a Pranic Healer, Reiki Energy Healer, a PSYCH-K Therapist and a Doula.