Find your way to wholeness and transcendence through chanting OM vs OMG. Join CJ as she interviews acclaimed yoga teacher, author, and mythologist, Alanna Kaivala, about her newest book “Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and meaning of Mantra and Kirtan”. Get a great blog post on ” Yoga and the Subtle Body: The Alchemy of Energetic Enlightenment” at: https://www.fireitupwithcj.com/2014/07/22/723-om-chanting-way-wholeness/.
Alanna Kaivalya is an author, founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method and a modern mystic reinterpreting Joseph Campbell’s work for the 21st century. She is listed as one of Yoga Journal’s Top 20 Teachers Under 40, and her approach fixes what is broken in yoga.
Alanna’s first book, Myths of the Asanas, was released in Spring 2010 by Mandala Publishing. Myths of the Asanas has received praise from yogis and non-yogis alike, and has become a guide for both practitioners and teachers to learn more about mythology and philosophy in a fun and accessible way. Alanna’s forthcoming book, Sacred Sound, is due out in April 2014 from New World Library.
Alanna’s most recent work includes the launch of The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Trainings, which are advanced level intensives held in New York City, Bali and abroad. She is in the process of developing two mobile yoga applications geared towards deepening both student and teacher practices. Her new website launched this year and is a university for yoga students and teachers who are looking to deepen their practice.
Alanna is an advocate for yoga for the individual. Yoga has the potential to be an experience of embodied empowerment for students; it is an integrative experience for the whole person.