Episodes

  • Why are we experiencing a downward spiral?

    In this episode, Ava reflects on why we are experiencing so much dysfunction.

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    00:10 Introduction

    04:37 Announcement

    07:10 Questioning leadership

    10:04 The fear narrative

    11:43 Objective perspective

    14:30 Reflections on society

    28:30 Conclusion

    Links mentioned

    Healing complex trauma workshop

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    NEWSLETTER

    ~ A monthly update for me on new offers and the energy of the month.

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    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ A free workshop on how to optimise your spiritual practice and your daily life by understanding complex trauma.

    healing-complex-trauma-workshop

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    where you can hear from me in daily life, what Im up to, reading, working on, who I am playing with etc.

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    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

  • The body, the breath and the earth are powerful anchors for our nervous system to rest, reset and ground. Join us in this recording of our Monday morning meditation.

    Free ways I can support you:

    NEWSLETTER

    ~ A monthly update for me on new offers and the energy of the month.

    https://functionalspirituality.ck.page/subscribe

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ A free workshop on how to optimise your spiritual practice and your daily life by understanding complex trauma.

    healing-complex-trauma-workshop

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    where you can hear from me in daily life, what Im up to, reading, working on, who I am playing with etc.

    ~ Follow my personal account @avairani_~Follow Functional Spirituality @functionalspirituality~ and follow our Yoga Studio @spandaschool

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

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  • Ava runs a yoga centre in Western Australia which is now under strict mandates to not allow access to unvaccinated people.

    In this episodes, Ava explains how she navigates challenging situations like this as well as her own vaccination status.

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    00:12 Winter is coming02:51 Beyond the hardship and isolation of winter04:40 Avas vaccination status09:07 Powerful narratives13:05 What’s to come15:15 Avas stance on vaccinations17:40 Avas break from teaching + studio updates18:37 When winter ends21:36 Conclusion

    Links mentioned

    When you’re at the bottom of the wave

    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/functional-spirituality/id1503101417?i=1000534868396

    Healing Complex Trauma A free workshop on how to optimise your spiritual practice and your daily life by understanding complex trauma.

    healing-complex-trauma-workshop

    Free ways I can support you:

    NEWSLETTER

    ~ A monthly update for me on new offers and the energy of the month.

    https://functionalspirituality.ck.page/subscribe

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ A free workshop on how to optimise your spiritual practice and your daily life by understanding complex trauma.

    healing-complex-trauma-workshop

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    where you can hear from me in daily life, what Im up to, reading, working on, who I am playing with etc.

    ~ Follow my personal account @avairani_~Follow Functional Spirituality @functionalspirituality~ and follow our Yoga Studio @spandaschool

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

  • Use this guided meditation to connect with your whole life as it truly is right now, without picking apart any parts of your experience, let the breath settle you into the connection between mind and body.

    Free-ways I can support you:

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality

    HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ A free workshop on how to optimise your spiritual practice and your daily life by understanding complex trauma.

    healing-complex-trauma-workshop

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    where you can hear from me in daily life, what I'm up to, reading, working on, who I am playing with etc.

    ~ Follow my personal account @avairani_~ Follow Functional Spirituality @functionalspirituality~ Follow our Yoga Studio @spandaschool

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

  • In this weeks episode, Ava shares some insights from a recent cacao ceremony.

    Use this episode to unpack why you personally try to distract yourself and fulfil urges, discover the deeper issue of why your attachments exist with prompts for reflection at the end of the episode.

    Did you enjoy this story sharing episode? Let us know your thoughts!

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    00:15 Introduction

    01:10 Cacao ceremony reflection

    05:00 The deeper issue

    11:27 Steps to healing

    14:52 Prompts for reflection

    Links mentioned

    I believe I am a bad person https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/functional-spirituality/id1503101417?i=1000524999890

    Free ways I can support you:

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ A free workshop on how to optimise your spiritual practice and your daily life by understanding complex trauma.

    healing-complex-trauma-workshop

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    where you can hear from me in daily life, what Im up to, reading, working on, who I am playing with etc.

    ~ Follow my personal account @avairani_~Follow Functional Spirituality @functionalspirituality~ and follow our Yoga Studio @spandaschool

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

  • Ready to start the new year with intention? Choosing a Word of the Year helps bring focus and clarity to what we want to create in our lives.

    Struggling to pick a word? No worries, it’s not too late and this guided meditation is here to help you!

    This isn’t about crossing another goal off your list, it’s about creating an intention to help guide your daily actions and cultivate the qualities you want more of this year.

    Ways I can support you for free:

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ A free workshop on how to optimise your spiritual practice and your daily life by understanding complex trauma.

    healing-complex-trauma-workshop

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    where you can hear from me in daily life, what Im up to, reading, working on, who I am playing with etc.

    ~ Follow my personal account @avairani_~Follow Functional Spirituality @functionalspirituality~ and follow our Yoga Studio @spandaschool

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

  • Most conversations start off harmless and yet they have the potential to transform into arguments or debates. This is what it feels like to be triggered and when we put up our defences. The walls we construct feel tight, constricted, chaotic, and most of all not very nice.

    What can we do when this happens? Join Ava as she walks through the answers to these three following questions:

    How can I stay present in the moment?

    How do I develop the intelligence to consider different dynamics that are at play?

    How do I cultivate the freedom to act in alignment with these intentions?

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    Check-in and catch up with Ava [00:00]

    Introduction into podcast topic [02:00]

    Reflecting on past conversations [05:55]

    What are your options during a triggering conversation? [07:00]

    Conclusion [14:20]

    Start Meditation course [15:00]

    Start meditation

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    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ If you didn’t know, Ava offered a free workshop on healing complex trauma. it lives on our website, I’ll link it below :) it’s such a great resource!

    healing-complex-trauma-workshopOTHER RESOURCES

    ~Reach out if you’d like the link to some of our free resources ~Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality~ and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

  • Discover how to connect to your inner resource, the part of yourself that is beyond the body and timeless. Find out what draws you back to calm and peace inside

    Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

    https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality

  • During the silent retreats, retreaters are able to write ava questions each day to be answered in an evening Q&A session. In this episode, Ava answers a question from a past retreat and discusses which content should be bypassed during meditation and how to do so.

    How do we know which content to bypass during meditation? [00:40] The answer [04:26] What content do we bypass? [09:00]

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    https://functionalspirituality.com/free-meditation/HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ If you didn’t know, Ava offered a free workshop on healing complex trauma. it lives on our website, I’ll link it below :) it’s such a great resource!

    healing-complex-trauma-workshoOTHER RESOURCES

    ~Reach out if you’d like the link to some of our free resources ~Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality~ and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

  • Join Ava for a spacious, minimally guided meditation that gives you time to arrive into the body. Allow the body to gently resolve itself, as you practice relaxing through your whole experience.

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ If you didn’t know, Ava offered a free workshop on healing complex trauma. it lives on our website, I’ll link it below :) it’s such a great resource!

    healing-complex-trauma-workshopOTHER RESOURCES

    ~Reach out if you’d like the link to some of our free resources ~Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality~ and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

  • An 8-minute guided meditation that is designed to help you relax tension in the body using your breath. Beginner friendly.

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy a like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA~ If you didn’t know, Ava offered a free workshop on healing complex trauma. it lives on our website, I’ll link it below :) it’s such a great resource!

    healing-complex-trauma-workshopOTHER RESOURCES

    ~Reach out if you’d like the link to some of our free resources ~Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality~ and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

  • This is a busy time of year for many of us, there’s so many things we have to do and so many things we need to do when it comes to taking care of ourselves and continuing our self-development journey. During this period, reflection is key.You don’t just set a goal and hope you get there. You have to take time to really contemplate what actions are needed to help you achieve your goal. In this week’s episode, learn how to support yourself with structure and planning.

    Ava shares how to connect to the year that’s past and the year to come. Using these three simple steps.

    1. Review the year

    2. Reflect on the year

    3. Dream into the future / forward reflection

    Timestamps:

    Silent retreat reflection: 00:30

    The momentum of this time of year: 01:00

    Review the year: 03:55

    Reflect on the year: 05:00

    Forward reflection: 06:00

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

    COMMUNITY MEDITATION

    ~Join the Functional Spirituality Group and enjoy a free resource for meditators and yogis to connect to and enjoy like-minded community.

    functionalspirituality

    HEALING COMPLEX TRAUMA

    ~ If you didn’t know, Ava offered a free workshop on healing complex trauma.

    it lives on our website, I’ll link it below :) it’s such a great resource!

    healing-complex-trauma-workshop

    OTHER RESOURCES

    ~Reach out if you’d like the link to some of our free resources

    ~Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality

    ~ and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

  • Welcome to another guided meditation with Ava! Drop into your body and into the present moment, using the breath to help you sink and relax every muscle of the body. Grounding into the heart and into the body.

    Use this spacious meditation to cultivate a safe space to let the thoughts and feelings unravel, without any resistance.

    Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

    https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality

  • In this episode, Ava continues the discussion from last weeks episode, this time diving into the difference between passion and fixation.

    Fixation isn’t good for our communities, it takes away freedoms, polarises the conversation and sensitises us to information. Fixation is a mechanism that protected you in the past that hasn’t been softened once the threat was removed and now it's ‘fixed’ in some way.

    https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality

    Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

  • Seeking time and space to connect to yourself? This guided meditation explores the 3 Part Method used in Functional Spirituality. Use this as a time to connect, feel and relax.

    Functional Spirituality embraces, both, healing complex trauma and the yogic exploration of infinite Being.

    It explores deconditioning, cultivating and awakening through the lenses of functional movement, yoga philosophy, non-dual tantra and the leading science of trauma resolution.

    When grounded in an embodiment practice, awakening to infinite awareness acts as a tool for self-discovery, profound connection and stability in Being.

    Our mission is to increase the accessibility of functional healing and spirituality.

    Reach out if you’d like the link to some our free resources

    https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality

    Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

  • There is a lot of talk pushing for the sides, for who’s right and who’s wrong, but there’s not enough support for those left in the middle.

    If you take a side, you need to know what this is doing to your community, your friends, those who you seek to serve and protect.

    Let’s unpack the issues that arise when we have polarised arguments.

    If you are in the middle:

    You don’t need to turn away, this isn’t going to be space to discuss either side or the stories involved, but a space to offer support and tools to help you find your way.

    https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality

    Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

  • Join Ava in exploring the stillness in the pauses, sensing what’s under the surface and offering it loving breath.

    Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

    https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality

  • A gentle meditation with Music. Allow the breath to move in and out of the heart space, connecting to your middle unlocking this allowance and acceptance attitude.

    Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

    https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality

  • Slow down, and connect inward to the beautiful sensations of breath, rest and peace that are calling you from the heart space.

    This meditation offers guidance for the attention to rest and find space, over light harmonious music.

    The meditation can be used before bed, but it is intended to train the attention to be alert while being relaxed, allowing everything to be as it is. Do not meditate with your eyes closed while driving. Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality

  • Offer yourself a loving space and join Ava in creating a safe space to process discomfort and challenges with self-compassion and acceptance.

    Follow Functional Spirituality at @functionalspirituality and follow our Yoga Studio at @spandaschool

    https://linktr.ee/functionalspirituality