I remember a time when I felt like I should giving up on Yoga teaching, Wellness and stick with my office 9 – 5 Job.
I felt there were already enough teachers, massage therapists and Ayurvedic health coaches.
Right now you maybe might be feeling the same and alone on your journey to make your money with what you really want to do and love, your Dharma!
I have been there too.
But there is enough space for all the health coaches, wellness fairies, massage therapists, Yoga teachers. We all can make it. And so I love to share here from time to time powerful and inspiring people which already live their Dharma, their purpose! There are so many different ways and possibilities!
I share those interviews with you so that you know: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
If you ever feeling alone on this journey to become your own boss and finally do what you love and what is truly fullfilling you, come back to this blog and get your daily dose of empowerment!
Today I want to introduce you to a wonderful scientific skilled lady and friend of mine – her name is Erin, she is known as Uniquewellnesscodes on Instagram! What she exactly does, you can read here below! Have a great start into your new week and let´s raise the vibes out there, wellness warriors of light! 😉
- Erin, „From Ayurveda With Love“ means compassion and finding our Dharma in life, so can you tell us what you are compassionate about?
I am compassionate about the struggles people have with finding optimal health and living their best life.
- Tell us where do you come from, what you are doing and what your plans look like for the rest of 2019?
I am from Pittsburgh, PA and have lived in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Francisco. I recently moved to Boulder, CO and expanding my online wellness business into some in-person work. I am looking to teach Yoga and practice Reiki part time as well.
- Where do you teach/work/heal actually?
I work mainly online but can see people in person in the Boulder/Denver area as well.
- What do you know about Ayurveda? Do you practice it also besides Yoga?
My Integrative Health Training provided education on Ayurveda, but it is not my strong suit. I know details about the Doshas. I practice tongue scraping, dry brushing, and try to reign in my Pitta-ness with cooling diet and exercise. I like to make kitchari in the winter for cleansing.
- What are your thoughts on Ayurveda?
It is a great resource for health and healing and overlaps with other modalities I use.
- Do you know your Dosha constitution?
Yes, I know that I am Pitta-Kapha!
- How does your perfect morning routine looks like?
I like Reiki while still in bed, tongue scraping and brushing my teeth, go to the bathroom. Have lemon water and celery juice. Meditate and/or go for a walk and/or journal. Eat breakfast.
- How do you integrate Ayurveda into your day to day life?
By tongue scraping and dry brushing.
- Is there some Ayurvedic practice you would like to try but never had the chance?
I would love to try an Abhyanga massage!
- Are you into Yoga or practicing it?
I love Yoga! I practice Kundalini, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Buti Yoga. I am also certified to teach.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
With a thriving wellness practice and teaching other practitoners how to incorporate genetics/nutrigenomics into their practice. Hosting wellness retreats with Yoga and Reiki.
- What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
Being impatient and overly direct. (I’m an Aries and Pitta!!!!) I am so aware of these innate qualities and have really learned to trust the timing of life and soften my demeanor and words.
- How did you found the path you are on right now? Was there a key moment?
Everything I have done has led me to this moment. I started as a genetic counselor in 2005 after getting a Bachelors in Biochemistry and a Masters degree in genetics. I worked with patients for 10+ years and 3 at a genetics lab creating content and leading the clinical oncology product line. Through my own health struggles, I learned and was in the functional medicine system and became very interested in holistic healing through food and lifestyle
- How important is meditation to you?
I meditate daily. It helps to keep stress at bay, gives me a lot of clairty and gets my mind quiet. I do mostly guided meditations and quiet meditations in nature. I love binaural beats and sound baths at night.
- What is your philosophy and spiritual path?
I believe that everyone is truly unique when it comes to what works best for them health wise and in life. Modalities I think everyone can benefit from are mediation, inner child and shadow work, and journaling. I also resonate with Astrology, Human Design, energy healing, and Psych-K.
- What have you done into the last year to improve yourself?
I’ve done a lot of inner work and emotional work. I used to be a workaholic, perfectionist and total relationship avoidant. Through the help of a fanstastic life and human design coach and online reparenting course, I have cleared a lot of blocks and I am much more emotionally stable and not reactive.
- Who has been your greatest influence?
There’s really not one person I can think of. I have been fortunate enough to have mentors and expanders in different areas of my life.
- What is your greatest strength?
Taking very complex medical information and making it digestive, relatable and actionable.
- How do you handle stress and pressure?
I rarely get stessed anymore. When I get stressed or overwhelmed, I recognize the feeling and use some of my skills to work through it. That could be breath work, going for a walk, asking for help, or just doing one thing at a time. Daily mediation and Yoga practice helps. Getting into water or nature is a huge stress reliever for me. I also support myself with lots of fruits and veggies, B- Vitamins, Magnesium and Ashwagandha/Holy Basil/Reishi when needed.
- What are your favorite self-care practices and rituals?
Yoga, Kundalini, Mediation, New and Full moon rituals, Reiki, salt baths, saging, being in nature, enjoying good food with friends, and quality timewith myself and to rest when needed.
- Are you into Wellness?
Yes! I believe wellness is so much more than diet and exercise. It has so much to do with your well being, mental health, relationships and what is going on inside the body at a biochemical level.
- What are your thoughts about the Zero Waste movement and do you also try to reduce your waste?
Yes! Living in Boulder makes it easy to compost, recycle and really think about packaging and any plastic use!
I’ve also been trending towards a more minimalist lifestyle when it comes to clothes and material possessions.
- Where do you find your ideas for your creative content? Is there also a “outer” life besides posting and blogging, like painting?
Luckily I have turned my hobbies into a career. My creativity comes in stillness, from writing. I also love to photograph colorful food and nature scenery. I have a love for personal fashion and asthetic as well.
- Where can we find you on Social Media and in the World Wide Web?
@uniquewellnesscodes on instagram. www.uniquewellnesscodes.com
- Do you have got a favorite quote you would like to share with us?
“If everyone likes you, you are doing something wrong.”
This made me realize I am not for everyone, but the more authentic and aligned I am, the best people for me come into my life.
Thank you so much for your time Erin! I hope to host a retreat with you in future and to meet you in person!
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