About Jamie Alden
During my 24 years in the military, I served as a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer (also known as a Green Beret) and deployed throughout the world including four combat tours to Afghanistan. Throughout my military career, two things remained constant - my family and my commitment to mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
I have practiced yoga and meditation for two decades and can attest to the power of these practices on and off the battlefield. I am a certified yoga teacher (RYT 200) who trained in Rishikesh, India. I also have certifications in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and iRest® Yoga Nidra.
I've been blessed to be mentored by elders such as Maka'ala Yates, navigator on the first voyage of the Hōkūleʻa, who's wisdom of Ho'oponopono has been an important part of my journey. My offerings integrate my experiences as a warrior, my passion for Himalayan kriya and meditation and my sincere respect for indigenous wisdom.
I empower people with the resources to live healthier, happier and purpose-driven lives through my work with Mind Body Aloha Integrative Holistic Wellness and Nrf2 Warrior. Additionally, I support active duty service members in their transition to the civilian sector through various collaborations in the public and private sector.
Most importantly, I'm a parent and homeschool teacher. Susan and I are raising two boys to be the aloha we wish to see in the world.
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About Susan Pualani Alden
I graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1997 (yes, Jamie and I are West Point classmates) and served as an Army logistics officer. I taught my very first yoga class to my fellow paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division nearly 25 years ago, and I've been teaching both yoga and meditation ever since.
I grew up with a strong foundation in natural healing. Throughout my life, I've been blessed to train with many masters and native elders. Soon after transitioning from the military in late 2002, I returned to my passion for holistic healing and pursued intensive training and apprenticeships. In 2004, I began facilitating transformational retreats in collaboration with Native American elders that integrated yoga, meditation, art, music and various healing traditions such as the sweat lodge.
I am a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance (YACEP). I also have training and experience in Transcendental Meditation, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Mana Lomi, Ho'oponopono, The Native American Medicine Wheel, Hula and iRest® Yoga Nidra. Additionally, I have a background in Functional Medicine and expertise in Nutrigenomics. I'm an alumni and ambassador of the Hippocrates Health Institute.
From 2015-2019, I served as a faculty member and the Executive Director of Warriors at Ease, a non-profit organization committed to sharing evidenced-based, trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation to military and veteran communities.
Like Jamie, I too trained in India and am passionate about bringing the powerful traditions of Himalayan kriya and meditation to the West.