Alex Dawson: Tools to Thrive

As the world wrestlings with the alter toward social isolation, managing pandemic-related stress, and an uncertain future, we at Wanderlust know that our greatest strengths are the wisdom of our chairmen and the ability of community.

We have reached out to the lighthouses in our learn parish to share some succinct, actionable penetrations with our community, as well as to call on us to be bold and visualize how this change can create a better world-wide. Because extraordinary seasons call for singular leader.


All enormous healing moments starting with a pause and wow, are we in one of them together. I feel the tides of nervousnes within myself and our world and I am burrowing late into my implements. Now are a few I’d love to share with you.

Alex1. Rumi Love: My dog, Rumi is my# 1 healer and coping mechanism. And for anyone who doesn’t have a pet and is able to foster, I highly recommend having a furry friend around to care for and love.

2. Community Love: I feel phenomenal grateful that I can coach these two-way yoga classes on zoom. Staying connected and doing yoga has been a gift and information sources of coping as I still feel a sense of community around me. Seeing the sweetened faces of my students, some whom I haven’t been able to teach because they moved or my schedule deepened is a highlight in my era. Often, students will stay on after the yoga practice and we will share as a virtual community. We bridge the gap and remain connected in this way.

3. Morning Love: Well, I’m single, but what I was gonna say … I really be suggested that how we start the day matters and can give the sound of our epoch. Even if we ability an off feeling, here is a tool I do upon awakening. Before my sees open, I try to smile with my noses from the interior space of the eyes, while they are actually closed. I turn the wrinkles of the eyes up and then feel an serenity pass through my forehead smoothing out any worry that I woke up with.

4. Evening Love: This is the hardest one and so important. I be suggested that how we point the working day too matters. Getting off of technology is my biggest challenge. I feel sucked into a deeper vortex nowadays. So, what I’ll do is set my scare and once I do that, I don’t get to check any more e-mails or social. Bonus if I take an epsom salt tub and play video games Yo Yo Ma.


I sense a collective alteration in our capacity for empathy. This is what happens in the pits of a battlefield and that is where we are right now. All of us together. I ability a depth exhale from many of us who have been running on whiffs keeping pace with the trappings of success, social media and technological sciences. We need this exhale. Some are Alex in Whistler_smallerdigging into creative work while others are getting quiet. Both have ethic. I hope the grains I am seeding now cure me to continue rebutting my biggest call to my students. That I ask the burning question which is at the forefront of my belief:’ How can I help…’

I sense that what is important and impressive is changing. I think this will allow for a new wave of ability and what is valued collectively in our world. Bearing witness to the real heroes through this crisis is humbling — it feels so beyond the 48 hour word round. I accept our collective evaluate arrangement will forever change in all of us who have a pulse and a beating heart.

I will personally react the call and become grip my friends& clas! That is what I genuinely can’t wait to do. Love More. Care Less( about the things that are not of real concern ). In the meantime, I hope to stay connected and that we are still health and backing each other as we move through this paradigm shifting of our collective consciousness.

Alex300Alex is an Atlanta native who is now an international yoga teacher based in Los Angeles where she coachs at Wanderlust Hollywood and Equinox. She’s been coaching yoga since 2002 and circulates the globe leading her Dream Big Yoga Retreats and teaching at fetes. Her categorizes often create a retreat/ festival-like vibe as she merges vinyasa with voice salving techniques included singing and playing crystal quartz alchemy bowls. She recently released her EP,’ Om Mani Padme Hum’ of mantra music available on Spotify and iTunes. Off the mat, Alex starred in the New York Times featured network sequence’ Namaste, Bitches.’

Connect with Alex on her website and on Instagram.


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