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Specials and Discounts

2019 Specials with Tara Matthews

(Available for January Only)

These Packages are available only once a year for a limited time as my offering to you. They offer significant savings. They also offer you an opportunity to step into your next level of transformation. All sessions are for use in 2019, in order to create a perfect container for your deepening.

Maintain Package 11 Acupuncture Treatments for the price of 10. $770 (to be used in 2019)

Purchase Maintain Package via PayPal

Transformation Package (Discounted 11 Acupuncture and 11 Shamanic/Meditational Healing Sessions for use in 2019) $1995

Purchase Transformation Package via PayPal

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation Package includes Ayurvedic Treatments with Baleigh (10 Treatments) $850

Purchase Rejuvenation via PayPal

Master Healing Package

Transformation Package plus unlimited in-class yoga at Bell Arts and SoulBody, all Circles, all Seasonal Cleanses, and 10% off Journeys and Tele-courses. $2999 (save over $1000)

Purchase Master Healing Package via PayPal

Special Qi Gong Class with Alison McKelvie Eakin

Join us for a Sheng Zhen Qi Gong Movement and Meditation Class Series

January 17, 24, 31 February 7, 21, 28 (No class Valentine’s Day!)

This 7 week class will include some simple stretching, breathing and a fluid moving form called “Awakening the Soul”
We will also practice stillness with “Union of Three Hearts” meditation.

Sheng Zhen means unconditional love. 
This practice is about opening the heart and connecting to the universe. Sheng Zhen moving meditation teaches the practitioner how to embody the feeling of love. There are many sacred books and spiritual teachings about the importance of love- Sheng Zhen guides the practitioner into the feeling of love within one’s heart and how to use the energy of love for healing.

This class is open to everyone- no prior experience needed. It is best to sign up for the entire series as we will be building upon each lesson as we move through the form.

Practicing Sheng Zhen has helped many people to alleviate 
-depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestive troubles, tightness in the body,

Practicing Sheng Zhen will bring into your life more- 
love, peace, contentment, flexibility, healthy bowl movements, higher
white blood cell counts and sleeping through the night

Hope to see you there!

First class is free- 
Suggested Donation of $10 a class after first one

Winter Health Practices

We are emerging from over a week of rain and mountain snow here in the Ojai Valley and were gifted with a real Winter experience this month.  The weather coincided with our Annual Winter Attunement Cleanse, which teaches the fundamentals of this season’s medicine and how to care for our deep layers…the adrenals, kidneys and bladder.  The Winter season naturally invites us inward, to sleep a little longer, prepare warm and nourishing meals with extended cooking times, spend time in our homes and with family and friends, and most importantly, invites introspection. 

In Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, we are given tools to work with the seasons.  This time of year is supported by self care and nourishment, warm meals that highlight local foods like soups, stews, winter vegetables like squash and roots, and robust and warming beverages.  The color black and deep blue is highlighted in cuisine, from black beans and sesame to the more traditional black bone chicken.  Keeping the lowback warm and adjusting your supplement regimen to support adrenal health is also a wonderful way to utilize the medicine of this season.  Here at Soul Body Ojai, we are offering specials this month to help you widen your self-care practices. 

From Acupuncture Facelifts and Energy Medicine to Kundalini Yoga, Trauma Transformation, and Qi Gong to uplift you, we will hold the door open for your wellness. Beginning in February, we will have classes morning and evening each day during the week and plenty of weekend workshops to choose from. The Yogi Tea is warm, and so are our hearts.  
Included this month is a free video on Winter Health Practices, too.  

Winter Health Practices from The Art of The Daily Practice on Vimeo.

To Your Continued Health and Wellbeing,

Meet Sharmila Mali

I have been with Soul Body Ojai for a few years now and I am happy to re-introduce myself for those of you whom I haven’t had the pleasure of teaching, healing or meeting yet.

The path of a healer is definitely a calling. A calling that I gradually stepped into because it’s an unorthodox profession, a profession that I never thought in a million years would be the path I would take. When I took Reiki Level 1, I didn’t take it because I was interested in being a healer, I took it because I knew I wanted to be self-reliant when it came to my physical health and spiritual well being. I was 30, hated my job, was processing my feelings about a boy, meanwhile going through a huge transition. With the help of another healer, and giving myself Reiki everyday, I ended up moving out of the country and going back to my homeland to connect deeper with my some of my immediate family. My soul longed to be reunited with my them, dream upon dreams of seeing my cousins in Kathmandu, and my soul longed to take a different path, but the ego-centric part refused to listen until that Reiki Level 1 class.


I think most of us that seek some type of healing, or spiritual expansion, do so because we want to overcome whatever problems we have and grow. And the path to becoming and stepping into healership isn’t an easy road to accept for some, for others it’s a no-brainer; for me, my brain was slow to get on-board. But evolved into healing I did, one stubborn slow step at a time.

I knew I have always been empathic, and it made me understand people on a deeper level, that their outward actions were coming from ingrained patterning that I could see like a roadmap to their past. It never occurred to me that helping was healing. I just knew I went out of my way to help people. I remember being in the 5th grade and counseling a friend about her boyfriend and being able to understand why she felt frustrated with him. I considered it a strength that I could be deeply empathetic to someone’s plight and put myself in their shoes, which energetically I was. I can see all this now, as someone that works with Energy, and as my work continues to evolve with the changing energies, I also change.

It all makes sense now, my trajectory in this life, it’s not a straight line but the thread of empath, “seeing” energy patterns and the innate need to help people has been the common thread. I became fascinated with ghosts after reading my first ghost story when I was in the 3rd grade. This led me to explore parapsychology, along side playing with my Barbies and Cabbage Patch dolls. As a teenager and going HHS (hormonal high school), I explored meditation and questioned my purpose on earth. The path of self-help started then and continues today. I strive for balance and loving myself, self-compassion and I honor the deep compelling pull to help my earth family.

I offer a way to peace building through focused strategies to help you navigate through divorce, career changes or answering the call to healership. It’s a step-by-step process that if you are patient and stay on task, you will get life changing results.

I am honored to be your guide and hold your hand as we navigate what holds you back in your love life, from the work you love to do, or to help you learn how to listen to your intuition and develop the courage to follow your intuition.

This month I am offering something new, see below for a new way of goal setting for 2019.

As this is energy, even if you don’t live in the area, we can still conduct sessions over Zoom or Skype.

Be well. Be Fully You.

With deep love,

Make 2019 be a year to be more present to your life!  Don’t get caught up in work and home life, telling yourself, yeah, I’ll get to that tomorrow! Plan your year, month-by-month through the Akashic Records and set yourself up to thrive, and meet your goals. $219 for a 75 min session.

Contact Sharmila to schedule:    805-669-7299 or info@ojaireiki.com

Sharmila has a Bachelors of Science in Journalism, is a Reiki Master Teacher and is also a certified California massage therapist, and a certified Bio-Energetic CranialSacral practitioner. She is also a trained Akashic Record Reader.

Meet Gabe Mellein: Kundalini Yoga Instructor

Gabe Mellein attended his first Kundalini Yoga class in 2010 and has been hooked ever since. He started teaching Kundalini Yoga in 2018 as taught by Yogi Bhajan, when he graduated as a KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) Certified Instructor from Yoga West in Los Angeles. He has taught Kundalini Yoga classes in both Michigan and California. Gabe grew up in Michigan and is currently living in Ojai, CA with his wife, Jamie, and their 2 young children. He has had a long-standing professional career in real estate as a Broker, investor, and business owner.

Gabe attributes a lot of his success to cultivating the proper mindset and practicing daily meditations for prosperity – both of which he loves to teach to students to watch their journey unfold. In early 2019 he is going to release his first Yogic Mindset for Abundance Course to share his life experience and methods with others to help them on their own path to abundance.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing, with an emphasis in Professional Golf Management from Ferris State University in Michigan. He has graduated from Tony Robbin’s Mastery University and completed the Dale Carnegie Course on Human Relations and Effective Communications. He is also undergoing Reiki practitioner certification currently and has been certified to play the gong. He leads a men’s group for Kundalini Yoga in Ojai and loves to finish the classes he teaches with a meditation and gong therapy.
Gabe loves making pottery in his spare time, hiking, being in the ocean, cooking for the family and spending time with his wife and kids. He has found his personal practice of Kundalini Yoga, with the teachings and meditations it provides, to have helped him deal with the daily stressors of life and create a mindset of prosperity. He is excited to share this powerful practice with you as it has been truly transformational in his own life.

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is your creative potential. You experience it when the energy of the glandular system combines with the energy of the nervous system to create such a sensitivity that the totality of the brain receives signals and integrates them. Then you become totally and wholly aware, and your creative potential becomes available to you.

Kundalini Yoga is a powerful practice in that it gives you your own experience to walk away with. It is open to anyone -and to anyone with any level of yoga experience. In this class we will work on balancing the para-sympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems through breathwork, movement, meditation and mantra (repeating a series of words aloud).

Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite with Infinity, and it’s the art to experience Infinity in the finite.
10/27/88 – Yogi Bhajan

“The purpose of life is to watch and experience living. To enjoy living every moment of it. And to live in environments, which are calm, quiet, slow, sophisticated, elegant. Just to be. Whether you are naked or you have a golden robe on you, that doesn’t make any difference. The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful – great and full – that you are alive, and you enjoy it.”
― Yogi Bhajan

Yoga with Gabe:  Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:15pm at Soul Body! 

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Meet Vanessa Seva Sadhana

 I am Vanessa Seva Sadhana, healer and Yogi since the age of 17.  I am a passionate life enthusiast, a hopeful empath, a clairsentient (look it up) being, a love science healer, a life goals coach, writer and kundalini yoga teacher who left America after UCSB to live in France, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, and NYC.  I was always a seeker of the deeper, truer meaning behind life and inside people.

In high school, I practiced Ashtanga yoga everyday and tried Kundalini yoga, but did not care for it yet.  While living abroad, I practiced power yoga everyday and finally after a brief visit home to LA in 2002, I got certified to teach yoga.  I began teaching wherever I was on Earth.

While living in other countries, I was always attracted to the healers.  I trekked through the French Grand Canyon, “Le Verdon” with a Cubo-African shaman, Aconcha.  She taught me about the healing elements of the unseen in nature, the totem animals and the Orishas.

I became certified in Reiki by a midwife, crystal/ love sorceress angel, who taught me about crystals, Reiki, vibration frequency and love. Diane Vaughn opened dimensions of healing for me that changed the course of my life, getting me completely sober and shaping my destiny of healing through energy.

I worked with and was healed by a Japanese metal ball alchemist to remove stagnant energy out of my body.  Then, I worked with a Native American Indian healer and sweat lodge leader for clearing past trauma, lighting the future and clearing negative thoughts.  Lastly, I learned about homeopathic remedies through both an Indian woman doctor and an Israeli doctor to add a level of understanding with the elements of life that heal physical challenges which stem from mental imbalances.

In Ayurvedic philosophy, I am Fire (pitta) and ether (vata); due to this constitution, I am creative, passionate, inquisitive and full of ideas.  I consider myself a life long student, squeezing experience out of every twist and turn along my journey.  I love meeting people and people have always loved coming up to me and telling me their stories, fears and issues without me soliciting. This was something I never gave much thought other than I have a “kind person” label on my forehead.

Power yoga gave me so much self awareness over the years to share with people I taught all over the world.  It was in 2009 when I lost my baby at 18 weeks that I made a discovery into the limit or lack of healing power that Ashtanga /Power yoga had for me regarding the more challenging life issues.

I thought becoming a director and producer of film would cure my pain, since I had always wanted to be apart of the entertainment industry.  After directing my first commercial immediately following graduation at NY Film Academy, I realized it was not going to be fulfilling enough.  So, I focused on getting pregnant.

The next year and five miscarriages later. I discovered I had a thyroid issue which prevented me in getting pregnant.  Therefore I focused all my attention on having a child.  We went through many feelings and another year of mental unrest.

Finally on my first IVF, we were pregnant and my first son was born in France in 2013.  The series of challenges to become pregnant were over, but my life challenges were not over following the birth of my baby boy.  My thyroid issues uncovered other issues like anxiety, foggy brain and overwhelm.

It was not until after a Chinese acupuncturist told me to calm down by simply looking at the green trees or the sky everyday for 20 minutes, that something clicked in my mind.  Little did I know, he was talking about meditation.  I spent the next month looking for some old teaching manuals in our attic in France.  I finally found those “weird” Kundalini Yoga teaching  manuals a friend had given me years before that seemed to be calling me from beyond.

Beginning to practice the meditations and the yoga gave me a wind beneath my wings I hadn’t felt since years before.  I knew what I had found was big.   I quickly began teaching Kundalini yoga in France in French and miraculously after one year of teaching and meditating, I got pregnant again spontaneously.  The miracles of Kundalini Yoga and meditation were leading me to my own healing, the answers I had been seeking my whole life and the healing of all my students in France.

I moved back to Santa Monica and became certified in Kundalini Yoga and meditation with my first teacher over 20 years before; Gurmukh Kaur and Golden Bridge.  Since then, the miracles simply continue daily to bloom in front of my eyes.  I am now getting my certification in Kundalini level 2 and finished my first book, Living in The Magic Of Life, soon to be published.

Through the magic of Kundalini, I discovered that the label on my forehead, was actually a gift I had finally understood within me since very early in childhood.  I now use all my experience being healed and healing others to Coach privately and teach group classes.

Join me Monday’s at Soul Body 10:00am – 11:15am or book a private session.

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Vanessa Seva Sadhana Blair

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