Crafting Transformative Lifestyles Through Ancient Wisdom
Embark on a profound journey of transformation with Alesha Carmela, a seasoned Lifestyle Engineer with over 20 years of experience in wellness. Alesha's passion for yoga ignited in the late '90s, seamlessly weaving through diverse chapters of her life, from a thriving career in aerospace to pursuing an intense MBA in Switzerland.
Since 2009, Alesha has been more than a yoga teacher; she considers herself a perpetual student on an enriching path. Her unconventional journey led her to India for one-on-one training with Swami Dayanand, earning her 200-hour certification based on the principles of the Bihar School of Yoga.
A relentless seeker of wisdom, Alesha furthered her training with renowned teachers worldwide, delving into Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, and Anusara. Her diverse certifications, including a 300-hour YTT with Suzanne Faith Yoga, showcase her commitment to continuous growth.
As a Lifestyle Engineer and co-founder of the Bindu Institute of Learning, Alesha is dedicated to expanding the education and training of ancient practices into the contemporary world of health sciences. Her vision goes beyond the mat, offering practical tools rooted in ancient traditions like Yoga, Ayurveda, Plant Essence, and more.
Alesha's classes are a fusion of Intuitive Yoga Flow, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and more. What sets her apart is her dedication to creating an atmosphere of playfulness, empowerment, and safety. Through her classes, she empowers students to discover their inner guru, fostering a sense of curiosity, wonder, and self-awareness. Her primary aim is to guide individuals in remembering their light, illuminating the transformative journey within.
Join Alesha Carmela in uncovering the joy of yoga and the art of crafting transformative lifestyles, where each class is an invitation to play, empower, and rediscover the radiant light within.
my values as a teacher
Life is far too serious.
When we step onto the mat, let us step into the realm of curiosity and wonder.
The realm of Play.
"Beginners Mind" to me is more like the art of cultivating your child mind.
Where judgment and competition simply do not exist, and there is an open sense of exploration and awe.
I am to empower my students. To awaken their inner guru, or teacher.
You alone know what is best for you each moment of each day.
The wisdom is there, it's simply a matter of attuning to it.
When you begin to cultivate an awareness of the body, mind, and spirit through yoga practice, you begin to develop a deep intuitive understanding. You begin to awaken your inner healer, and hone into your desires.
I believe we are each here in this lifetime for a unique purpose.
It is my sincere hope that our classes empower you to discover yours.
VULNERABILITY & SAFETY
I feel like these go hand in hand. In order to open to vulnerability, you must feel safe.
My aim as a teacher is to hold a space of emotional and physical safety,
so that you are able to explore your boundaries.
my journey onto the mat and into sharing the practice
PATH TO YOGA
My passion for yoga began in the late '90s when my first teacher sparked a flame that continues to evolve and grow. Yoga weaves itself in and out of my life presenting itself to me in different forms but always giving me exactly what I need at that time. From enhancing my business travels while immersed in my career in aerospace and industrial controls, to enabling a delicate balance while pursuing an intense MBA in Switzerland, to now igniting a passion that has unfolded in my journey as a yoga teacher.
I have been teaching yoga since 2009, and consider myself a lifelong student.
My yoga journey is perhaps not a typical one... The unlikely window of opportunity opened when faced with the economic crash of 2008. MBA fresh in hand, and little job prospects in sight, the unique gift of time bestowed itself.
I travelled to India to complete my yoga teacher training, which I started nearly 10 years prior, by studying one on one with Swami Dayanand. Swami taught me a more traditional yoga to complement my otherwise western practice, and I am certified 200 hours based on the Principles of the Bihar School of Yoga.
Since, I have continued my training with Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, and 4 Desires training with Mary Bruce, as well as Sequencing & Therapeutics with Ross Rayburn, Core Strength Vinyasa with Sadie Nardini, Seat of the Teacher Immersion training with Suzanne Faith, and intensives with Nico Luce, Noah Maze, Amir Jaan, Simon Park, and Tiffany Cruikshank. Along with many other notable teachers workshops, classes, and retreats in Europe and the US over the years.
Most recently, I completed my 300YTT with Suzanne Faith, Andrea Boni, and Anatomy of Movement focusing on Non-Dualist Tantra and Anusara in September of 2019.
the best teachers are lifelong students
YTT 200: Swami Dayanand, based on the Principles of the Bihar School of Yoga | India, 2008
YTT 300: Suzanne Faith Yoga, Anusara | Spain, 2019
Seat of Teacher Training: Suzanne Faith Yoga, Anusara Bridge Program | Spain, 2018
4 Desires: Mary Bruce | Spain
Yoga Sequencing & Therapeutics: Ross Rayburn | Switzerland
Vinyasa Krama: Mary Bruce, Para Yoga | USA
Restorative Yoga: Mary Bruce, Para Yoga | USA
Core Strength Vinyasa | Sadie Nardini
I have had the privilege to practice in intensives with
Marc Holzman, Nico Luce, Noah Maze, Amir Jaan, Simon Park, Meghan Currie, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Mary Bruce.
Along with many other notable teachers workshops, classes, and retreats in Europe and the US over the years.
ADDITIONAL STUDIES & EXPERIENCE
Bachelors of Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering | Arizona State University, 2003
Masters of Business Administration, International Business and Leadership | IMD, Switzerland, 2008
Over a decade of progressive career development in the high-tech corporate multi-national world.
Primarily working in Aerospace & Industrial Controls Automation.
From Manufacturing and Quality to Program Management and Strategic Development and Implementation.
Creator of GatherYoga
From concept to execution of site creation, gathering incredible teachers, film production, editing & hosting, to content creation and marketing. Founding GatherYoga was a journey of many hats and pivots with invaluable experience along the way. It was an honor to work with so many talented leaders in the yoga world.
Co-Creator of Bindu Institute of Learning
Drawing opon my experience with GatherYoga, creating a new paradigm in education and trainig for holistic health sciences. Bindu bridges the gap between ancient wisdom practices like Yoga and Ayurveda with Contemporary Health Sience, creating a revolutionary Masters Degree Program rooted in Holistic Health.