“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
– Brene Brown
I can help you discover your inner power to create the life you desire. A vibrant, purposeful life.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein
“Real change, enduring change, happens
one step at a time.”
– Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks. Daring, fearless, intrepid, brave, unafraid.
I’m Ahna Machan, an Integrative Life Coach, Yoga Teacher, Consultant and Educator. I help people live healthy, happy, holistic lives in rhythm with their unique nature – their constitution and time of life.
I’m trained as certified Mind Kinetics by Coaching and Leadership International, an Ayurveda health and wellness coach, 200-RYT yoga instructor, and have a Master’s degree in transformative change for Individual and Systems Renewal, Whole Systems Design. I spent 20 years working with and learning from indigenous communities around the world on sustainable change. I led a full, busy life until one day I received a cancer diagnosis. It shocked me and surprised my friends who considered me an epitome of health. But it also taught me some of my biggest lessons about integrating the bodymind, slowing down to go deep to create true health, wellness and joy.
So, what are audacious changes? They’re small, often bold changes that accumulate for audacious results. They shift your mindset. They require courage and commitment. They come from listening to your inner wisdom to take small daily steps that nourish your body, mind and spirit. Ancient traditions teach us that this is the path to discovering your best life — one that energizes you, is balanced and vibrant. A life that radiates from your beautiful inner being.
Sometimes it feels risky to look at the world in a new way and adopt new beliefs and habits. It helps to get support. I’m here to guide you at every step to creating a life of your dreams – for an audacious you.
How I Fell in Love with Slow Flow Yoga
In our fast-paced society, slowing down is a radical act. It’s bold. It’s audacious. But it’s also where change can happen. It’s where we can nourish. It’s where we learn. It’s where we create. It’s where we integrate body, mind and spirit.
Use Your Breath to Balance
Breathing consciously is a powerful act and we can use the power of our breath to influence our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Alternate Nostril Breathing helps calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and bring a feeling of relaxation to the entire body by balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Warming Up with Ujayii Breathing
Ujjayi, or Ocean, pranayama helps calm the mind and warm the body. When practicing Ujjayi, inhale through the nostrils, completely fill your lungs while gently constricting the back of your throat. Let the air travel deep into your belly, then exhale the reverse path through the nostrils while keeping the throat gently constricted. Here are a few tips to get the feel of Ujjayi.
“I’ve known Ahna for well over a decade and have the utmost respect for her. We’ve worked together professionally and as a dear friend, she has shared with me life-changing advisement on dealing with difficult work situations and in my personal well-being and health. Her advice is gold.”
“I worked with Ahna for more than one year. Although the physical distance between us is large, I felt as if she were very close and dedicated. Ahna is empathetic, and I truly felt that she understood me and my goals. I recommend her if you need somebody to listen and trust without judgment or criticism and, of course, if you need to find new perspectives and solutions to your life problems. I believe that today it is easy to find theories, structures and solutions. But what we really need, deep inside, is kindness, humanity, understanding and the freedom to feel our way and be openly ourselves in front of somebody. Ahna is that kind of coach!”
As a fan of Ahna’s extensive knowledge and innate wisdom, I’ve been an eager client of her holistic program. She is one of a kind who addresses the mind, body, spirit connection, to uncover the root cause and not just the symptoms of imbalance.
Ahna addressed my fluctuating energy levels with yoga, my dietary habits with Aruveyda, and my sleep, or lack of sleep, with yoga Nidra. Her knowledge allowed her to create an individualized and personalized program–just for me! She listens carefully, is very receptive and supportive, and best of all, has a wonderful sense of humor.
Your help has truly made a difference in my quality of life. Thank you.
I want to thank you for your coaching. Your empathetic approach and gentle questioning brought different levels of awareness to me. I particularly appreciate your ability to hear unspoken words by listening to the tone of my voice and then, check in with me so I was in the “here and now”, flowing through the sessions. I am sure other clients will benefit immensly, as I did, from your coaching and be empowered through self-awareness to make changes to live with health and vibrancy.
“Ahna teaches Slow-Flow Yoga at my healing center in Edmonds, and I’ve attended most of her classes. She is dedicated to yoga and teaching it in a way that each unique body can adapt to. She has a very sunny disposition, and a lot of that is due to the work she’s done to heal herself of illness. I wholeheartedly recommend Ahna!”