Devi Yoga Workshop – Frequently Asked Questions

I was blessed to be part of Alexina’s Devi Yoga teacher training on beautiful Galiano island in August 2016. This powerful, moving class has inspired me and taught me more about myself and the one that flows through us all. I look forward to sharing this knowledge with others in the very near future.

Leah KaiserVancouver

Thank you Alexina for joining this group and offering your knowledge, wisdom and beautiful, sweet energy towards the empowerment and raising up of this magical group of women. I have seen all their eyes light up from new fire in their hearts and their arms become strong to hold new and sacred intentions that before this workshop perhaps felt out of reach. I have watched all of this with new fire in my own eyes, and new intention held in my hands. Thank you for this gift.

Molly WarnerGaliano Teacher Training Leader

A wondrous, supportive environment, allowing deeper learning into oneself. Alexina provides guidance with grace and deep wisdom.

Nancy BrockVancouver

Heart warming sharing from the heart of the teacher to the heart of the student. A beautiful experience of learning, sharing, integration and divine love.

Susan Erasmus

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a sanskrit word which means union with the divine. When we see images of Shiva and Shakti, they represent the divine masculine and divine…similar to the idea of yin and yang.

How does Devi Yoga differ from other kinds of Yoga?

Devi Yoga is a ceremonial yoga practice that awakens the divine feminine within. We work with Goddesses from traditions like Hindu, Greek, Tibetan and Egyptian for example. You learn a posture or dance movement as some are not stagnant poses), mantra, meditation and mudra to honor each Goddess . In each posture or movement, you connect with the qualities that the Goddess is known for. For example, the Goddess Durga, is known for her courage so you would connect with courage within you. The result is you will be able to find courage more easily in your daily life when it is needed. When you practice in this way, you become stronger from the inside out- from your character and in your embodiment of the divine feminine within.

This makes the practice of Devi Yoga very intentional as you are specifically working on strengthening aspects of yourself which you will need in times of challenge and obstacle especially on daily life.

Devi Yoga is a spiritual strengthening training ground. Here, you not only work with your physical muscles, but your mental and spiritual muscles in a sacred environment.

What does Devi mean?

Devi is a Sanskrit word which means Goddess.

Why is this practice important?

We all need role models who reflect the infinite potential that is within us. We can look to the Goddesses as role models for a more sacred, reverent and beauty-filled life. By practicing Devi Yoga, we strengthen our connection to light and love. Everything good blossoms from this in our lives, and when we practice intentionally we are being more efficient with the use of our very precious time here on earth.

How long is a workshop?

Workshops are 1 day. Typically 8 hours with a 1 hour lunch break. Sometimes when workshops are offered in non-english speaking countries they are 2 days as everything needs to be translated.

Which Goddesses do we learn about?

There are many incredible Goddesses, and we focus on the following Goddesses listed below from various traditions. Each tradition is rich in beauty and you will learn as much as possible in this day long workshop that we can squeeze in! I’m pretty sure by the end of the day you won’t want to leave, as once we begin to dive into this work, so much goodness arises. From what I have seen leading thousands of women’s gatherings, the majority of the time, women want to continue because the material is so juicy. So many women are craving this work on such a deep level..I think it is because once the spiritual gates open, we can’t go back. We discover that we are divinely feminine beings, and we want to learn everything we can to be able to embody this with ease and grace. I will teach you everything I can in the allotted time we have together. And hopefully, if you want to learn more, then that will happen.

From the Indian Tradition:

  • Durga
  • Lakshmi
  • Saraswati
  • Kali
  • Radha
  • Sita
  • Parvati

From the Tibetan Tradition:

  • Dakinis
  • Green Tara
  • White Tara

From the Chinese Tradition:

  • Kuan Yin

From the Egyptian Tradition:

  • Isis
  • Sekmet
  • Hathor

From the Greek Tradition:

  • Aphrodite
  • Athena