Modern Mystics Podcast with Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.
Calling all yogis, mystics, and spiritual practitioners! Welcome to your destination for the wisdom and tools you need to step into your role as a spiritual leader in today's modern times. We are being called to support others with our work, and make more impact with our gifts. Come learn exactly how to do this with the diverse tools of the Modern Mystic including: yoga, astrology, tarot, psychology, alchemy, spirituality, divination, and ritual. No crystal will be left un-turned, and no incense will be left un-burnt! We are here to take a modern, grounded, academically-minded, and unapologetically honest look at the practices that make YOU an incredible Modern Mystic and spiritual leader! Renowned author and teacher, Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. (The Yoga Doctor) walks you through mini mystical masterclasses, educates you on essential yoga psychology wisdom, and provides step-by-step spiritual business guidance that is designed to help you take action in creating a thriving career serving others. With more than 20 years in the industry, three books behind her, and a Ph.D. under her belt, Alanna founded the Modern Mystics Academy, and trains yogis and spiritual practitioners worldwide in the same tools and techniques she brings to you right here on the podcast. Discover why thousands of yogis turn to Alanna to become extraordinary yoga teachers and spiritual leaders, and implement practices that generate abundant results.

As yoga teachers and spiritual leaders, we are small business owners...whether we like it or not! It is through empowering ourselves as entrepreneurs that we are able to actually make more impact with our gifts. At the heart of building our spiritual businesses is successful branding, which starts with getting super clear about who you are, who you serve, and what problem you solve. In this podcast, we explore the power of niching down, and telling your story through your brand so you can reach your unique audience and make a big impact with your business!

Direct download: MM_Podcast_12_Branding20.mp3
Category:Modern Mystics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

The month of February is all about love! Let's talk self-love, compassion, and forgiveness in terms of Metta (or, Maitri in Sanskrit), the practice of loving-kindness. This is one of the most powerful practices we can employ as spiritual leaders. It elevates our mind, and keeps our hearts clear so that we may absorb all the powerful benefits of our practice. Learn the background of the loving-kindness practice, as well as it's roots in the yoga tradition. Plus, you learn how to do a Metta meditation practice, so you can start opening your heart right away!

Direct download: MM_Podcast_11_Metta_Love.mp3
Category:Modern Mystics -- posted at: 11:21am EST

Astrology continues to gain popularity, and for good reason! As a modern mystic and spiritual leader, it is an essential tool and powerful way to look at yourself and your clients. This podcast drills down on the importance of astrology and shares the inner workings of your own psyche through the lens of astrology. Find out how astrology works, and why it works for you!

Direct download: MM_Podcast_10_Astrology_Psychology20-202_1_202C201.4020PM.mp3
Category:Astrology -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Money is often a dirty word in the yoga and spiritual communities, and the idea that we should make money as spiritual entrepreneurs is often ridiculed, shunned, and shamed. This is an outdated way of thinking, and that belief system keeps us small and impoverished. Listen to Alanna share her insights of two decades of wading through this particular challenge, and coming out the other side with a multi-six figure business. She offers specific tips and tricks to elevate your spiritual entrepreneurship and embrace your inherent value.

Direct download: MM_Podcast_9_Entrepreneurship_Basics.mp3
Category:Modern Mystics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

You've heard Alanna talk about this concept in previous podcasts: Spiritual Leadership. Hear her talk about why this is such a critical role to be filled in our modern day culture by mystics such as yourself. Learn the history of what lead us here...to this gaping god-sized hole in our collective psyches...and how as spiritual leaders, we assist our students, clients, and community in navigating this treacherous landscape. Learn the pitfalls of not addressing this void, and the best ways to step up into your role as a spiritual leader. You are being called to do this...the time is now!


Traditionally, at the beginning of any year, we look for ways to optimize our lives in the coming months. Mystics of old have long had methods of divination to assist in positive planning, and looking forward to create opportunities. This is not fortune telling! Rather, it is a way to commune with the subtler aspects of the psyche to bring forth what is already within us. This allows us to make the best choices for ourselves and take advantage of the energies at hand. For us as modern mystics, one of the great tools of divination is the tarot deck. In this podcast, Alanna introduces you to the concept of modern divination, and gives a brief overview of the tarot deck and how you can add it to your practice of spiritual leadership.

Direct download: MM_Podcast_7_Divination_Tarot_Basics20-201_11_202C206.0320PM.mp3
Category:Modern Mystics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

January is the perfect time to recommit to your spiritual practice. But, is your practice really working for you? In this podcast, Alanna goes through why your practice may not actually be working, how to make it work better, what it means for it "to work," and she shares the ultimate goal of yoga and spiritual practice. Starting on Jan 9, she leads the 28 day Total Transformation challenge, giving you the opportunity to commit to a practice that works for you and fits into your life! Join her here: https://alannak.securechkout.com/ttchallenge

Direct download: MM_Podcast_6_Jan_Challenge.mp3
Category:Yoga -- posted at: 8:00am EST