Welcome to Spiritual Intelligence, I'm Erin.
I am an international wellness consultant, spiritual teacher and retreat leader. I facilitate innovative mindfulness workshops in the areas of meditation, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, conflict competency, nutrition, yoga, and spiritual, personal and professional development. My workshops help foster individual and corporate wellness, advancing team collaboration and decreasing illness, stress and anxiety. I've developed the workshops based on my experience living and learning in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. I earned an MA in Clinical Psychology and Education from Columbia University, and I am a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach.
8 day meditation + yoga
I invite you to India for an immersion exploring the country's Yoga roots, Ayurvedic traditions, food, culture and history.
MINDFULNESS & SPIRITUALITY IN ISRAEL
Winter 2018 + Summer 2019
This special journey is rooted in the spiritual traditions of Judaism and other faiths that call this ancient land home.
Nourish + Florish retreat
This all-inclusive retreat is all about nourishing yourself: mind, body, and soul, so you can flourish in your everyday life.
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A moment of meaning is associated with feeling awe or experiencing profound connection to something bigger than yourself. As humans, we crave these moments as a way to inspire ourselves or satisfy our curiosity. Some past research has even found that the feeling of awe enhances overall well-being and instigates profound personal growth. A meditation practice at home, spiritual rituals, spending time in nature, and attending retreats and festivals are a few ways to realign our inner selves, reconnect with what’s beyond us, and experience meaning.
In our quest to connect to the Divine Feminine, we first need to reframe the judgmental societal messaging around this energy. We have been programmed to view “receptivity” and “negative” as bad and weak. This energy is anything but weak. This energy is the epitome of inner strength.
The relationship-boosting properties of mindfulness and meditation are hard to argue with, and here's why: One of the side effects of having a regular mindfulness practice is the ability to communicate with your partner at a higher level thanks to your ability to be present. Undivided attention is one of the most important elements of a romantic partnership, and the ability to be truly present is the greatest gift you can give your partner.
As a certified functional medicine health coach, a student of Ayurveda and the psychology of eating, I've always been a fan of different ways to fuel up. And recently, I've been especially interested in what types of foods can fuel my meditation practice so I can have deeper, more-meaningful meditations.
Here are four active meditation practices constructed to help you feel better in a short amount of time. By practicing these meditations, you'll be able to quickly shift from negative to positive thought patterns in just a few minutes. Who doesn't want that?
This soup is a detox metabolism booster designed to aid the liver in cleaning out the body; specifically for clear and vibrant skin. The high (good) fat content aids the skin is elasticity, helping to build new healthy skin cells.
We sit in meditation for two hours each day. Half the time we are chanting mantras in Sanskrit, the other half we are in silence. I wish I could say every meditation I’m guided off into white puffy clouds where my mind is empty and free from all anxieties and insecurities. But, more often then not, I think about “Should I cut my bangs? Should I grow out my bangs? God, I hope they have papaya at breakfast. Oh shhit, my butt crack is sweaty…”
Whenever I travel I find myself so involved in the adventure that I forget to practice my daily spiritual habits. But it is crucial to continue these spiritual practices in order to stay grounded and connected to our authentic selves. Maintaining a spiritual practice while traveling keeps you in tune with your body’s wants and needs and provides a higher sense of intuition for safe travels.
Some have an inquiring mind and a heart on fire for spiritual awareness which is why we are here. It took me two decades to commit to a formal study of the suttas.Going three years now, I have been trying to understand what is this thing called Metta which I have heard so often. I almost shivered it may be a transmission after-all.