Alexis is a Bhakti yoga teacher and practitioner of Raja yoga and the ancient sister science of yoga, Ayurveda. She believes in and is trained in a holistic approach to the practice of yoga using pranyama, mind control/meditation and an Ayurvedic understanding of using one’s unique mind and body type, as well as the time of day and season to gain the maximum benefits from a yoga practice, but most importantly she believes in never losing the Bhakti, the devotion and love from whence it all came. To her without the bhakti, a yoga practice can be dry and lack the nectar that enlivens the body and mind and lights up the soul. She always brings it back to the heart, back to the spirit that drives us in the end. This has led her utilize a variety of modalities to help people heal from the inside out, all of them entirely related to, or of, yoga itself. This includes Ayurveda, and using herbs and food to heal. She is also following the Vedic knowledge into the stars, learning astrology and how our charts can relate to our current lives here and help us get past blocks and traumas we have been holding on to.
She has studied Raja yoga one-on-one in the ancient tradition with Swami Anandadevananda Saraswati in India, and completed her Bhakti Yoga teacher training with Govind Das at Bhakti Yoga Shala, her advanced training in Yoga and Ayurveda with Mas Vidal at Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda and furthered her Bhakti practices with Sean Johnson at Wild Lotus Yoga in New Orleans. Her study of herbs and healing foods has been a life long pursuit, with certifications and study in aromatherapy, wild plant cultivation and medicine making in India and currently she is studying Western Herbalism. She is also certified as a Reiki Master Teacher and uses Reiki in her yoga classes and private lessons, as well as a healing practice on its own, finding it came very organically to her to use this powerful practice of harnessing the Universal Energy to heal.
Alexis has recently introduced a monthly workshop for women, “Standing in the Our Shadows: A Transformational Workshop for Women. Using a variety of creative techniques and activities to traverse the landscape of ourselves to the deepest depths of our shadow, so that we may bring it out into the light. The idea is to find the power and beauty in that shadow, instead of keeping it locked away to mutate into what we consider our faults or darkness. Information about this powerful and uplifting workshop can be found at: http://www.alexiscoxyoga.com/events.html
She believes in the One-ness of yoga’s ultimate pursuit and that inside us all is the highest wisdom, the greatest Guru. If we can help each other break free of all that we have built up around that Spirit, cluttering our heart, we can reach out and touch each other souls in Divine Grace. Hari Om