• Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    The Nine Keys Introduction (a sneak preview)

    Για Ελληνικά, πηγαίνετε εδώ Introduction: When I was 23 years old, I moved from Los Angeles, California to Boston, Massachusetts to be part a new East Coast office for the CPA firm I was working for at the time. Shortly after arriving, I started dating an attractive Boston chef. He was charming, affectionate and attentive and since we met as housemates, we were always together. And then, about 7 months into our relationship, I learned he was stealing money from me. He would forge checks from my checkbook and then steal my bank statements so I wouldn’t understand what was happening.   On the day it all came to light,…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga,  living in Greece,  Uncategorized,  Wellness

    Blog Table of Contents

    My Story Connecting the Dots: How I Went from Being a San Francisco CFO to an Athens Yoga Instructor   Kundalini Yoga I’ve Practiced Kundalini Yoga Daily For The Last 9.5 Years. Here’s What I’ve Learned… The Coronavirus: A Yogic Perspective On Gurus Why Meditate? Kundalini Yoga 101 Kundalini Yoga as the Key to Unlocking the Power of the Enneagram What is White Tantric Yoga? Is Kundalini Yoga Dangerous? 15 Benefits of Long Deep Breathing/ Τα 15 οφέλη της βαθειάς μεγάλης αναπνοής Excerpts from the Aquarian Teacher Guest Posts for 3HO Seven Misconceptions About Your Yoga Practice What Homeless Shelters and Refugee Camps Have Taught Me About Seva An Offering…

  • “Effective Communication in Business” Training

    It is no surprise that communication errors are the root of some of the most costly mistakes in the business world. From slipped schedules, undisclosed errors, to teamwide frustration and confusion, the lack of effective communication bleeds into all elements of business.   The “Effective Communication” training uncovers the seven deadliest sins of business communication and offers actionable solutions. It goes a step further and provides a framework for understanding the nine distinct communication styles that exist: what they are, how to identify them, their distortion filters and how to clearly and effectively communicate based on each person’s communication style.   The framework of this training is the Enneagram System…

  • Corporate Training

    Successful teamwork and effective interpersonal communication are foundational for the success of a company. And one of the fastest ways to cultivate these skills is through the development of emotional intelligence in a company’s employees. According to Forbes, 71% of hiring managers value emotional intelligence (EQ) over a high IQ.   The Enneagram System of Personality directly addresses the five elements of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self- regulation, internal motivation, empathy and people skills. Called the “GPS of wisdom,” a 2011 study by Enneagram in Business covering 72 companies, including Best Buy, Daimler-Mitsubishi, Toyota and Avon, found that using the Enneagram led to better communication and collaboration, rising sales and increase…

  • Gift Guide 2019

    If you are looking for a meaningful and unique gift or stocking stuffer for someone special, we have a list for you!  Here are some things that will benefit long after the holidays are over…   Books “Meditation as Medicine” by Dharma Singh Khalsa. I love this book and used to give it out at my Kudanlini Yoga classes. Dharma Singh Khalsa is a medical doctor and a Kundalini Yogi. He weaves his experience together with scientific support for the practice of Kundalini Yoga. The stories of his patients are particularly interesting.   “The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge” by Beatrice Chestnut. If you are interested in the…

  • Helper (2) with Investigator (5)

    2:5 When In Balance The Helper (2) with the Investigator (5) is a classic example of opposites attracting, the social butterfly with the reserved wallflower. Their differences form not only the initial attraction but the longer-term bond between the two. Together, this couple balances each other.   Helper (2)s are socially adept with high emotional intelligence, charm, warmth and engaging, friendly behavior. They value personal relationships highly and seek deep connection with others. They are at home in the world of feelings, emotions and social connections. In contrast, Investigator (5) prefer to minimize their connection to others as they seek to preserve what they experience as very limited energy. They…

  • My Books

    I’ve written two books combining Kundalini Yoga and the Enneagram System of Personality. Both are available on Amazon worldwide or for digital download on this website.   “Headstart for Happiness: A Guide Book Using Kundalini Yoga and the Enneagram“ is a general introduction to both systems. This guide book leads you through the personalities in your life—your own personality and those around you, focusing on the unique strengths and gifts each type has to offer the world. It walks you through the nine distinct Enneagram personality profiles and maps a specific Kundalini Yoga kriya (exercise set) and meditation for each of the nine types. Learn more.   Read the Amazon reviews…

  • The Nine Keys

    “The Nine Keys: A Guide Book to Unlock Your Relationships Using Kundalini Yoga and the Enneagram” looks at relationships through the lens of the Enneagram System of Psychology and offers practical, actionable “keys” to improve your relationships. The book then goes a step further, weaving in the technology of Kundalini Yoga to address the somatic elements to foster compassion, lower anxiety, burn out anger and develop self acceptance. Drawing on over 1,500 years of relationship experience from over 100 couples, the descriptions and testimonials are instructive, uplifting, cautionary, and sometimes scary and humorous – all real, all good. This is the follow on book to my first book “Headstart for…

  • My Books

    Headstart For Happiness A Guide Book Using Kundalini Yoga and the Enneagram System of Personality Order Now! Read Our Reviews and Hear What Our Readers are Saying An insightful and empowering guide Wisdom and common sense…and the practical tools to navigate life. A gem! A tool for greater compassion INSIGHTFUL…when you want to understand the WHYS of behavior 1+1=3 Headstart For Happiness weaves together the Enneagram System of Personality with Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan to create a guide book for deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.   “Share your strengths, not your weaknesses.” ~Yogi Bhajan This guide book leads you through the personalities in…

  • Kundalini Yoga

    What is Kundalini Yoga? Kundalini Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline for developing strength, awareness, character and consciousness. Kundalini Yoga uses a series of asanas, meditations, active and passive kriya sequences, pranayama and control of the body to empower personal change and improve physical and mental health. Practitioners call Kundalini Yoga “the yoga of awareness” because it focuses on the expansion of sensory awareness and intuition in order to raise individual consciousness and merge it with the Infinite consciousness.   As a form of yoga and meditation and a foundation for spirituality — practiced properly, Kundalini Yoga’s purpose is to raise the creative potential of a human being…