About me

If we haven’t gotten to know each other yet, here is just a little bit about me. I was born in Sweden, 2nd oldest of 6 siblings, in a medium sized city called Halmstad. Like you can imagine, I have stories of playing in the forest and walkingfor miles in the snow to get to school to share. It was a wonderful place to grow up. 

Yoga has been the greatest tool on my journey so far through life. It's the thing that has helped me get grounded and feel at home when I’ve felt lost. It has helped me get more comfortable in my body when I dealt with injury and pain, and calmed me down when I’ve been worried or stressed.

Siri Alcalde

Yoga/Meditation Teacher, Coach

I have almost two decades experience of teaching yoga and certifying yoga teachers.

I earned my B.S. in Kinesiology from CSULB, E-RYT 500 through Yoga Works, yoga Nidra from the Integrative Restoration Institute, and have additional training in restorative yoga, yoga for seniors, yoga for stress management, and emotional health.

I live in Garden Grove, California, with my little family consisting of my husband and twin toddlers.

What is Yoga and Mediation about...

Yoga can be a physical practice and a mental practice. Most of the time it is both, which makes yoga a powerful practice for both physical and mental wellbeing. How: attention is narrowed down to the practice, movement is linked to breath, the mind starts to slow down and a sense of ground and support is created. The strength and flexibility from yoga and meditation stretches further than the body and the mind. It reaches the nervous system and the emotional body. We become resilient and life might feel a little less overwhelming.

Yoga is the physical practice combining yoga postures and breathing. The practice can be focused on building strength, increasing flexibility, relaxation, rehabilitating injuries, and much more. There are no prerequisites to do yoga. You do not have to fit in to a certain pose, the pose will be made to fit you. If you can breathe you can do yoga.
General benefits are healthier, stronger, more flexible, and more comfortable body and mind.

To meditate is to pay attention, in the present moment, without judging, not to change or become someone different but to be exactly who you are. Different meditation techniques essentially helps training your attention away from the very convincing, hyper-active, and often chaotic everyday mind and direct it toward the simplicity of a single point of focus. Our attention span is limited and our thoughts naturally takes us back and forth from one thing to another which can make this simple practice feel challenging. It gets easier with time.
Meditation creates more balance and moments of stillness in the otherwise constant movement of life. It is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase a sense of well-being and happiness.

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