About Jamie Alden

Jamie

During my 20 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.  During my time in the military, two things remained constant - my family and my commitment to mental, emotional and physical health.  

I've practiced yoga and meditation for more than 20 years, and after retiring from the military in 2017, I've been teaching others the techniques that have supported my physical, mental and emotional well-being on and off the battlefield.  

I offer leader development classes, workshops and coaching based on the R.E.A.L. Leadership model which I developed for individuals and organizations committed to leading from the inside out.  My passion for teaching meditation stems from my practice and training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), iRest® Yoga Nidra and Sattva Himalayan Meditation and Kriya.

 

In addition to my work with Mind Body Aloha Integrative Holistic Wellness, I am a strategic consultant for U.S. military partners across the Pacific. 

Most importantly, I'm a parent.  Susan and I are raising two boys to be the aloha we wish to see in the world.  

De Oppresso Liber,

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 over 20 years ago, and I've been teaching ever since. 

 

Soon after transitioning from the military, I began pursuing additional training in Hatha Yoga and Transcendental Meditation.  In 2004, I began facilitating transformational retreats in collaboration with Native American elders, that integrated yoga, meditation, art and timeless native healing traditions such as the sweat lodge. 

 

As the daughter of a true Medicine Woman, I grew up with a strong foundation in health natural healing, and I've been blessed to train with many other masters and native elders throughout my life.

I am a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as well as a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance.  I've also had training and experience in Reiki, Aromatherapy, Mana Lomi, Ho'oponopono, The Native American Medicine Wheel, Hula and iRest® Yoga Nidra.  Additionally, I have expertise in Functional Medicine and Nutrigenomics. 

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.  

Trained in India by Master Anand Mehrotra, I'm honored to bring Kriya Yoga, Naad, Himalayan Kundalini, Laya, Hatha Vinyasa and Sattva Meditation to the West.

With Aloha,

Susan