AquaHolic Journey

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Nova Scotia, Canada to visit my grandmother for the first time in five years. Between her move to The Maritimes, and my move to Mexico, plus the Pandemic in between, it had been way too long since I held her hands.

This trip was even more special because it was a girls trip my sister and I made together…with her new baby girl. It’s hard to describe the emotions I felt seeing my niece in the arms of my grandmother (Nana), but I found myself in awe of our four generations of life. I took a mental imprint of how their hands intertwined ~ an elder and a baby. My Nana’s weathered with age and experience…shaped by the five children she raised, the nine grandchildren she nurtured, and now the eight great grandchildren she has held.

Being in her presence inspired me in many ways, and one of them is to take more time to heal ancestrally. 

Trauma can be passed down 7 generations!

You are a unique individual. Everything about you is completely one-of-a-kind from your fingerprints to the way your DNA expresses itself to your gifts and personality. However, as unique as you are, you are also the product of a long line of people that have come before you and everything that they experienced also lives in your cellular memory. We inherit our parents and grandparent’s stress responses and unhealed emotional wounds and unfulfilled dreams.

If you are curious about Ancestral Healing, join our online Dream Weaving Women’s Circle to learn more.

On the 7th of each month, at 7 PM EST, we will gather on Zoom where I will be guiding energetic activations, intention setting, and soul work, as we share wisdom and explore sacred topics.

Subscribe to get access to the Dream Weaving Women’s group for our Monthly Live Gatherings and Newsletter.

Each gathering will be recorded if you are unavailable, and will be followed up with a Newsletter.

See you soon dear siSTAR!

Would you like to work on your Ancestral Healing in a deeper way? Please set up your complimentary discovery call to explore how.

Subscribe to get access to the Dream Weaving Women’s group for our Monthly Live Gatherings and Newsletter.

This online container is a sacred space to meet other women and share in topics such as: Womb Mysticism, Manifesting, Archetypes, Yoni Rituals, Shakti Energy, Moon Magic etc.

On the 7th of each month, at 7 PM EST, we will gather on Zoom where I will be guiding energetic activations, intention setting, and soul work, as we share wisdom and explore sacred topics.

Upcoming Gatherings

Dream Weaver

Ancestral Healing

February 7th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Dream Weaver

Full Moon Ceremony

March 7th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Dream Weaver

Moon Cycle Womb Work

April 7th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Dream Weaver

Intro to Archetypes

May 7th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Welcome! Chances are you ended up here for a reason. More than likely, you suffer from trauma, or know someone who has. Traumatic events are a near-ubiquitous human experience. A general population survey conducted in 24 countries showed that more than 70 percent of respondents experienced a traumatic event.

This 20 hour course is about Trauma Recovery, and the healing journey of empowering yourself and others with research and science backed methods to self-regulate. Anyone and everyone who has been through a traumatic experience, who leads a stressful life, or who wants to continue their education and grow their own practice, will benefit from this training.

Trauma disconnects the body from the mind, and this practice reconnects them.

What is trauma-informed yoga?

Trauma-informed yoga describes an approach to the practice that addresses the specific needs and symptoms of trauma survivors.

This form of yoga may include self-regulation strategies to:

  • increase body awareness (interoception) in a safe and controlled way, which can promote feelings of physical, emotional, and psychological safety.
  • address nervous system dysregulation, dissociation, and feelings of disconnection from the body or surroundings, which are common after experiencing trauma

What are Somatics?

Somatics describes any practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance. These practices allow you to access more information about the ways you hold on to your experiences in your body.

Course Content

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Psychology of trauma, the mind-body response, and recovery methods
  • Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and recovery of resilience
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Integrative Somatic practices for mind-body workers
  • Pranayama/Breathwork for trauma and resilience
  • SRR Self-regulation for resilience and self-care
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Techniques
  • Trauma Sensitive Kids Yoga Techniques
  • Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. How working in trauma causes trauma and tools for coping and self-care
  • Appropriate touch in class
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Mindful and cross lateral movement
  • How to work with diverse groups of people
  • Integrating Trauma Informed Practices into your community
  • Sample practices

BONUS MATERIAL:

  • Trance State journeying
  • Sound Healing
  • Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge Ceremony) in person training only!

​What are the Takeaways?

  • ​After completing this training, you will qualify for certification, and the Yoga Alliance recognizes this course as 20 hours of CEUs. You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher to attend the course for personal development, and no yoga experience is required.
  • You will be able to adapt your current yoga offerings to make them more trauma sensitive.
  • ​You will be able to view yoga classes through the trauma lens and make intelligent, compassionate choices about the class environment, sequencing, choice of asana, pranayama, meditation. 
  • ​You will appreciate who you are in relation to a trauma survivor’s recovery.
  • ​You will gain practical insight into dealing with dissociation and dysregulation in yoga classes as well as the importance of steadying your own nervous system first – co-regulation is key. (This one really reduces the fear of working with trauma).
  • ​You will be able to compassionately and confidently handle students who are dismissive, aggressive or demanding, and not take it personally when understood through the lens of trauma. (Many people wished they’d learned this sooner!)
  • ​After completing this course you are eligible to take part in online mentoring to get support, refine your skills, ask questions, discuss challenges and go deeper. Find out more.

Meet your Trainers

Tiffany Zoldan is a Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Trainer, Breathwork Facilitator and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance
Stuart Black is an Author, Spiritual Leader, and was the Director of Core Energetics and Master Trainer for over 20 years

Next Trainings

March 10-12, 2023

8 am to 3 pm daily

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

August 4-6, 2023

8 am to 3 pm daily

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Join Us

Tuition for in-person Trauma Informed Yoga and Somatic Healing Training

This 20 hour course is about Trauma Recovery, and empowering yourself and others with scientifically backed methods to self-regulate. Anyone and everyone who has been through a traumatic experience, who leads a stressful life, or who wants to continue their education and grow their own practice, will benefit from this training. Trauma disconnects the body and mind and this practice reconnects them. This training tuition is non-refundable, and includes the 20 hour training, and digital manual. Travel expenses and accommodations are not included. Limited space available.

$888.00

Can’t Make it? Get Certified Online!

Questions? We would love to hear from you!

200 HOURS -ACCREDITED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE

April 16th – May 11th, 2023

26 DAYS ON THE ISLAND

Join The NOMADIKAS for an unforgettable Yoga Teacher Training packed with fun, peace and outstanding food. This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an internationally accredited certification with the Yoga Alliance, and will provide you with all the necessary credentials to teach all over the world. If you are ready to encounter new depths of practice, establish lifelong connections and explore unmatched opportunities for personal growth, our transformative programs will inspire you to uncover the fundamental layers of yoga while unearthing the deepest layers of yourself. This intensive YTT program will be led by the AquaHolic Journey Yoga School.

My 1:1 Offerings

I love holding space for the depths of emotional support, connection, embodiment and ceremony. If YOU powerful one feel called to explore greater depths of Self through Embodiment/Energy healing, or perhaps you’re looking to level up your Yoga practice, these offerings are for you.

Ready to journey with me? I am now accepting a few private clients (remote or in person) to work with me one on one.

Private Intensive Yoga Retreat

Have you ever been interested in participating in a Yoga Teacher Training, but have no desire to actually teach? This is your opportunity to truly deepen your yoga practice, in a hands-on comprehensive way, without all of the homework and exams that are mandatory for a Yoga Certification. Think of this Intensive Retreat as immersion that can be offered in the comfort of your residence, vacation rental, or hotel alone or with a group of your choice!

Come escape to the Riviera Maya, in the Caribbean of Mexico to elevate your knowledge, deepen your asana practice and develop proper alignment in your poses. We guarantee you that this experience will be richly informative, empowering, inspiring and completely unforgettable.

Add-ons are available to level up your personal Immersive Yoga Experience.

Please inquire for additional offerings:

  • Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics
  • Explore the science and art of sequencing
  • See and interpret how energy moves through the body
  • Use props to improve or modify a posture
  • Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy
  • Explore the Chakra System, Energetic Anatomy or Ayurveda
“Did a private yoga intensive for 10 days with Tiffany and it was AMAZING!!! 60 hours of getting really deep into the postures/and the practice and understanding body and alignment. Tiffany is AN INCREDIBLE teacher with so much knowledge and has now become a lifelong friend! The experience was truly life changing. Recommend it to anyone looking to get deeper into their practice.

–Monica Mendal

As we approach our last days of 2020 (phew!) I’m sure we are all feeling a strong desire to clear any remaining negative energy and ring in the New Year! For me, in order to clear obstacles and make space for the positive, I always start with moving my body. Once my body feels aligned, I can find stillness and quiet the mind. In case you’re looking for a reason to roll out your mat, here is a quick yoga flow for you.🤍

If you enjoy yoga, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get first access to my free yoga classes!


Happy New Year!

Making Tea a Ritual ~ 5 Minutes to Mindfulness

As simple as this may sound, and as cheesy as this video may be, there really are a ton of benefits in turning the act of drinking a cup of tea, into a mindful ritual.

Of course I shot this video BEFORE the days of quarantined life, and now drinking tea is something I do with my kids running around me squealing lol! However, it doesn’t take away the enjoyment of such a simple act.

Lastly, remember you can do anything for 5 minutes so why not to do something positive for your well being. 💕

Stay mindful my friends.🙏🏻

I don’t know about you, but this is the time of year that I start craving some Vitamin Sea!

Did you know that floating in nature, or feeling weightless in a hammock, or even utilizing a “flotation tank”, also known as a “sensory deprivation chamber” has many benefits! It is most often used as a method for relaxation and to boost creativity. It can allow one to engage in a deep meditative state, regardless of meditation experience.

Watch this video to feel some summer vibes and a taste of serenity.

Lastly, remember you can do anything for 5 minutes so why not to do something positive for your well being. 💕

Stay mindful my friends.🙏🏻

I get it, it’s hard to get outdoors when you would rather stay cozied up inside where it’s warm, but did you know that walking in nature can decrease depression, improve your wellbeing and mental health, and lower perceived stress???

Sometimes all we have is 5 minutes!! So this is just a friendly reminder to try and spend those 5 minutes doing something POSITIVE for yourself!!

Imagine how you would feel if you implemented walking in nature for 5 minutes a day, 7 days a week!!!😊

For more Benefits of Walking in Nature, watch this Video!

Happy New Year everyone! Since we have entered into a new decade, I have been fired up to set intentions, put goals into action and manifest my wildest dreams. I kicked the new year off by creating a Vision Board for my “2020 Vision” and hung it up by my bathroom sink so I would see it every day!

Did you know that a vision board is a concrete representation of your desires and aspirations for a compelling life? They are also fun to create and can serve as an invaluable tool to motivate and inspire you towards concrete daily action in pursuit of your biggest and most important life goals!

A vision board is a sacred place that displays what you want in life. When you hang it in a space where you see it daily, your vision board brings your goals and aspirations to life…

So check out my latest episode on 5 MINUTES TO MINDFULNESS and take 5 minutes to create a vision board that will give you a clear picture of where you want to get to!

How to make a Vision Board!

It all started with a family trip to Venezuela when I was a kid. It was the first time I had ever seen water so blue…aquamarine to be exact. We were flying to a place called Margarita Island, and as I looked out the airplane window, I was dazzled by the various colors of aqua and turquoise below. Considering I grew up in Canada and had been accustomed to grey skies and cold weather, I was shocked that colors like this actually  existed in nature. That was it! I decided then and there that I was going to travel the world to discover the perfect white sand beaches and azure seas.

Fast forward to now, and while I have searched far and wide for the most beautiful beaches in the world, from the South Pacific to the Caribbean, Australia to Europe, Asia to South America, I’ve been blown away by the awe-inspiring pieces of paradise I’ve been blessed enough to visit. However, I realized over the years that it wasn’t enough for me to just visit these places, I wanted to choose one and live there… and this is where the story begins.

See this blog is called AquaHolic JOURNEY for a reason. I know it’s cliche, but it’s really not about the destination, it’s about the journey. If it had been up to me, I would’ve moved to a bohemian beach town years ago, but I’ve had to learn patience, which is MUCH easier said than done for me.

I also met, fell in love with, and married my soulmate, and somehow convinced him to take this crazy journey with me, although he didn’t need much convincing since he is a water lover also.

We have much more in common then our wanderlust and love of the ocean though. We are both Pisces, exactly one week apart in age, we were both born and raised in Canada, but are also American (thanks to each of our American Mom’s) and we adore our family. Oddly we met in Vegas where we currently reside, but that’s another story.

Back to patience…the virtue I just do not have (sigh) I’ve had to learn patience because my husband is rational and realistic, and I am a dreamer. Luckily for me he makes dreams come true, and he does so with careful thought-out planning. Needless to say we put our plans into motion, and have been moving forward, albeit slow and steady. Not to mention our plans have changed and evolved over the 8 years we’ve been together, and so have we. Our goal is still same, but we certainly upped the anti…We started out as a young couple without a care in the world and no responsibilities, to a more practical duo who got married and bought a house. After a lot of work and saving, plus a ton of market research in various beach locations around the globe, we purchased our plot of land in our dream destination. Now, we are ALL in with 2 baby girls, a mortgage, a motorcycle, some land and a dream… So THIS story is not so much about MY journey as a free spirited gypsy soul…because while I am still all of those things, I am now part of a fabulous and fearless foursome, and together WE are on an AquaHolic journey to living a life by the sea.

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This journey will include all things related to water in our lives, including my two natural water births I had over the last two years. It will cover the progressional steps we are taking to start our business, learn a new language, move to a foreign country with our beach babies in tow. Also, we may live in the desert right now, but I’m on the lake as much as possible teaching SUP Yoga, planning my yoga retreats, and using the water to get my pre-baby body back~ whether it’s through swimming or mermaiding;)

So if you’ve ever dreamed about leaving the rat race for the beach pace, my hope is our journey will inspire you. Even if you are choosing to live a more authentic life by tapping into your own dreams and pursuing them, I would love to know what your passions are!! It takes courage, faith and perseverance to make a dream become reality, so be prepared to hear the up’s and down’s and everything in between when it comes to ours.

I’m Tiffany and I’m and AquaHolic. Who are you, and what are your passions?

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