Self-Care, Sacred Activism, & Staying Curious
with Atira Tan
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Welcome to our first ever Conversation episode of the Pure Flow Yoga Podcast with Atira Tan!
Atira Tan is truly a force of love and good. She is empowering and inspiring the world through Sacred Activism and Feminine Embodied Spirituality.
In this inspiring podcast episode, Atira shares her journey of Yoga, the Path of Service & Awakening, Sacred Activism, Self-Care and being in Pure Flow, and her way of navigating life’s challenges..
Atira shares some wisdom and insight about the practices of Karma & Bhakti Yoga, as well as Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Trauma – informed Yoga & Mindfulness practices for resolving trauma that gets lodged in our nervous system and therefore within our bodies and minds.
She shares her main 3 Practices of Self-Care, her passion for empowering people to embody their power to become leaders of healing and change, and the importance of being curious.
Atira Tan is Founder and Director of The Art2Healing Project, a non-profit organisation supporting the healing and well-being of trafficked women and children in Asia. She has worked internationally for anti-trafficking NGOs in Laos, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Nepal, supporting women and children at risk through movement and art therapies, yoga, ayurveda and meditation.
With almost fifteen years of experience working with trauma – informed approaches alongside art therapy, yoga and mindfulness, Atira has a deep commitment and passion in empowering and healing women and girls globally from the inside out.
An MA graduate in Art Therapy from Latrobe University in Melbourne and a Somatic Experiencing practicioner, Atira has also been featured on TED X, and is a published author of the chapter: Surviving Shame, from the book Art Therapy in Asia, published by Jessica Kingsley (2012).
Show Notes: Atira’s Recommendations & Inspirations
- Atira Tan – http://www.atiratan.com/
- Art to Healing – https://www.arttohealing.org/
- Yoga for Freedom – http://www.yogaforfreedom.org.au/
- Siddha Yoga Ashram – https://www.siddhayoga.org/global-community/centers-and-ashrams
- Somatic Experiencing – https://traumahealing.org/about-us/
- Waking the Tiger – Dr. Peter Levine – https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Tiger-Healing-Peter-Levine/dp/155643233X
- Amma – Sri Mata Amritanandamayi https://amma.org/
- Julian Butterfly HIll – https://www.juliabutterflyhill.com
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Watch Atira Tan’s Ted Talk Here:
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