Spiritual Leadership 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 Spiritual Leader 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 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 tens of thousands of yogis turn to Alanna to become extraordinary yoga teachers and spiritual leaders, and implement practices that generate abundant results.

In the yoga tradition, we are taught about the five kleshas, or the five reasons we don't experience ourselves as joyful and connected human beings all the time. This podcast episode outlines these five basic obstacles to bliss and gives some practical spiritual tools for overcoming them.

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 6:27am EDT

If you've ever felt anxious about teaching yoga, or guiding people through a transformative experience, then you have suffered from imposter syndrome.

Alanna talks about overcoming your fears and anxiety and ensuring you have everything you need to create the greatest impact possible with your gifts.

Whether you're a yoga teacher, astrologer, tarot reader, reiki master, or any other kind of spiritual leader, make sure you are armed with what you need to step into your full power and potential!

Carrie Montgomery, creative director and somatic stylist for nearly a decade, discusses the empowerment that comes from dressing based on how you need to feel, rather than how society thinks you should look. She talks about the importance of authenticity and agency in our personal brands and how dressing for success is truly an inside job guided by our heart and spirit.

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Geneva Montano, a midwife for more than 20 years, discusses the power of putting the authority of pregnancy and birth back into the hands of women and removing the shame around birth. Learn more about the spiritual path of birth, how to connect with baby, and how to step into this work yourself if you feel called to dive into the wisdom of the womb!

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

As yoga teachers and spiritual leaders, we desire to help everyone ... but can we? The success of our business and the impact we are able to make on the world is contingent on our ability to clearly define exactly who we can help ... and how! In this podcast, Alanna discusses the importance of niching down and getting super clear on the audience you can best serve and the pain points you can best solve in their lives.

It happens to us all ... we become triggered by something life throws at us, and we can't get out of a negative, downward spiral. In this podcast, Alanna reveals the psychology and spirituality behind our negative mental chatter and mindset, and gives a simple, four-step process to turn your attitude around! Gain clarity, stress relief, and the perspective you need to see a way forward.

We all need answers to our biggest questions in life. As a spiritual leader and modern mystic, the best tool we have for getting those answers is with the tarot deck! If you've never considered this powerful method of divination, this podcast will explain why it works so well and help demystify it for you so that you can dig in and get the answers you need.

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 8:19am EDT

As spiritual practitioners, we engage in rituals regularly ... but are you aware of how ritual works, and how to make it work even more effectively? Through the power of proper ritual, we can usher our psyches into a new phase of being, creating potent and lasting transformation. Learn the parts of ritual and how to intelligently craft a ritual for the greatest change.

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

Astrology has been an age-old skill for mystics and spiritual practitioners. Astrology is psychology, and it gives us insights into our patterns, habits, and tendencies. Understanding astrology allows us to emphasize the highest expression of our true nature and manifest our fullest potential. The most important part of our natal charts are the sun, moon, and rising sign. Learn what these mean, and why they are such important elements of what makes you you!

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 2:01am EDT

We are more than just a body and mind. We are spirit, too! While modern psychology typically overlooks the spirit, we can reintegrate all the parts of our psyche through a deeper understanding of spiritual psychology. In this podcast, Alanna shares insights into spiritual psychology, the parts of the psyche, the importance of depth psychology, and weaves it together with an understanding of yoga philosophy, and modern alchemy.

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

More than ever before, yoga teachers and other spiritual practitioners are being called into spiritual leadership. People need guidance, and support on their biggest life questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? Am I on the right path? The spiritual leader is primed to provide this guidance, but proper training is required. Learn more about what skills and training you need, and how to step into your role as a spiritual leader.

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

In July of 2005, Alanna released her very first podcast. Over the years, this podcast has evolved and grown to serve the needs of the yoga, spiritual, and modern mystic community. Hear Alanna talk about her podcast journey, and the intentions for this new iteration of the program!

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Category:Yoga -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT