Over the past few years we have had the honor to see so many teachers, artists, mamas and founders grace the Kundalini Gown Collection.
When we started seeing Raj Akal Kaur in the collection she literally made our day every time. The essence of peace, support and sweet surrender that she shares is contagious.
She is the founder of Spiritual Alchemy. A yoga & wellness farm in rural Napanee Ontario Canada. Pictured above wearing our Lakshmi Gown (available now)
Your Name: My spiritual name: Raj Akal Kaur
(Birthname/street name Lisa Marie Gierak)
Share a little about yourself:
While in the midst of a 13 year creative career in the Event Production, Marketing and Fashion industries, I was thrust swiftly and unexpectedly one night, into a life consumed by suffering from PTSD.
My now husband (then boyfriend) and I were randomly attacked one night while walking on the streets of downtown Toronto Ontario Canada (that's a whole other story) and what we were left with was two individuals trying to navigate through a life of fear, panic, and darkness all while we were falling in love because we had just been dating 5 months when we were attacked.
One of my therapists at the time suggested yoga. This was pivotal for me. What began for me in 2004 after discovering yoga was simply a magical love affair with gaining safety and a strong healthy foundation back in my life.
What has happened in the next 14 years leading up to today is a very slow and steady journey of becoming a wife, a mother and staying so dedicated to my yogic and holistic health journey in order to survive and live with PTSD. I felt my life calling shifting from corporate career to this desire to serve others who could possibly benefit and grow from Natural Wellness as I have.
So here I sit, a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher as well a certified Reiki Master Teacher. My partner and I sold our Toronto home, quit our "safe" corporate jobs and moved our little family to our very own little slice of Heaven - some Eastern Ontario Farmland where my Mother's family roots are. We moved into a big beautiful Century home nestled in nature and built our own Wellness Studio! Dedicating each to a slower, more sustainable life. As a dedicated female healer, I spend each day of my life being here to serve and widely share quite simply, the sacred wisdoms that saved my life.
What are you excited about right now?
Continuing to live each day elevated and in touch with my true soul. Perhaps also getting to experience the humbling honour of inspiring others to do the same.
e) What inspired you to do the work you do today?
Survival ... and desire to be victorious and rise above the adversities that tried to break me down.
Whats your major challenge right now and what are you doing to overcome it?
I love my challenges! Such beautiful teachings.
Current focus is feeling full comfort in work with honoring my boundaries...Kundalini Meditations for such patterns are my tool to keep me victorious in this endeavor right now!
What's one daily ritual you are practising right now?
Creating my own healing sound and dance movement vibrations daily.... weather its chanting, playing harmonium, ukulele or my gong. Solo dance and dancing with my two children is and always has been a daily tradition since they were in utero.
How can the community support you right now? Simple ask:
I'd love some reviews on any of my social media sites, sharing with others who might be aligned with my services weather near or far. I feel that my healing wings are meant to travel this world and share deep connections widely.
What is your dharma in 2 words.
Mine: SUPPORTING & ACCEPTING
Anything else you would like to share with the community?
Believe in your own unique brand of magic. No one else in this world can offer what you have to share. Nobody can dance like you can either.... move your body daily and celebrate yourself in your true soul's song and dance! Feel all of the energy that comes with that sacred ritual!
What's one service we could feature for you, that would be helpful for your business/projects?
Reiki Master services. (Healing and training future Reiki Practitioners)
Thank you for all the love and being a part of the community and doing the work that you do in this world!
Where can people find your services/projects?