Dec 6, 2018
Carly Banks sits down with yoga health coach Alexandra Kreis to discuss family values and involving your family in the habits of ayurveda.
When your family notices the self empowerment that is the product of the habits of ayurveda, they start to get curious about what you’re doing. Alexandra’s partner started to embrace some of the habits that she teaches to her course members and she wanted to figure out how to involve their 11-year-old daughter. What Alexandra has found is that letting your family follow your lead works better than making rules or forcing your habits on others. For children, everything is still an exploration.
As they grow older and are more influenced by their peers, parents have to be consciously creative when it comes to redirecting their attention and values.
Alexandra’s family has embraced family meetings. Family meetings provide a format in which every family member has an equal seat at the table. For Alexandra’s daughter, that meant understanding that with an equal voice, she also assumed an equal level of responsibility and mutual respect. To Alexandra’s delight, she has observed her daughter exhibiting her own values, and she knows she is giving her a strong foundation from which to grow.
Alexandra Kreis is a yoga teacher, ayurvedic lifestyle consultant, wellness masseuse, and yoga health coach. She lives in Berlin, Germany with her partner and their daughter. Since childhood, she has always felt happiest participating in the community while engaging in spiritual discovery in her private time. In the community, Alexandra experiences herself through the reflection of others, while ensuring that she makes time to connect inwards and maintain her roots.
It is, therefore, no coincidence that her professional career has brought her into the deeper layers of self-awareness and self-discovery, while assisting others on their own path.