ABOUT ME

Namaste… my brother, my sister.

 

 

Teaching a beginners class in Crensovci (Slovenia)

Have you ever had that niggling feeling that you just have to do something?

I’m Spela Elan Rei, a yoga instructor & a Reiki practitioner and I’ve created this site precisely because of a niggle like the one mentioned above.

Meditation, yogic practice and mindful living have helped me discover my Dharma, my role in this world, which is why I’ve based this site on promoting well-being and self-growth, spreading positivity and Truth, and sharing my spiritual journey so far. I place a lot of emphasis on yoga and travelling, as most of the significant transformations have happened on my mat and on the road nowhere near my comfort zone.

I realise that this journey has only just begun, and I know I still have so much to learn, but nevertheless I hope my words find a way to resonate and connect with your soul.

I hope you feel right at home.

 


 Following Intuition


I wandered through my early twenties lost and unsure of myself and my purpose on this planet. I had a vague idea of what I should be doing, but it never fully resonated with me.

I knew these were the ideas that society had placed upon me and expected me to fulfil my role in it. I changed my job every few months, suffered in ill-fitting relationships and let negativity poison my mind.

Life kept on bringing me to my knees until one day, at the age of 26 and after a second painful break-up, I had enough! I packed my bags, left London firmly behind me and moved back to my home country. A couple of months later, still emotionally battered and bruised, I was sitting on a plane to Bangkok with a churning stomach, panicking about what I’d just done.

I’d never been out of Europe before, let alone travelled by myself to the other side of the world!

I decided to follow my gut and ended up on a meditation retreat in Koh Samui, which truly opened up my mind and triggered an intense inner transformation.

Dipabhavan Meditation Centre

Soon enough I realised the pattern repeating itself. Whenever I chose to follow my intuition and detached myself from expectations, I noticed life flowing in complete harmony and my mental health & well-being improving drastically as a consequence. I was able to enjoy in the present moment and stop wallowing in my past or worry over the future.

I thought it’d be extremely silly of me to ignore such facts, so I’ve decided to start paying attention to my inner guidance more… and more and more!

It wasn’t easy at first, as my inner voice was still quite confused, quiet and erratic at times (that still happens here and there!), making it challenging to decipher the messages.

I also had to abandon any set ideas I had about how I wanted my life to look like.

THAT was the hardest thing to let go of. I was so ambitious and I wanted to achieve so many things! But deep inside I knew they weren’t going to make me happy.

Then, I had to learn how to trust fully in the process of life to bring me where I needed to be. So many surrender & trust-related affirmations have been uttered daily over the past couple of years! But it was worth it!

Slowly, every morning of every day, I’d sit with myself to tune in with my inner wisdom to receive the guidance for the day. Life actually became quite magical that way – anything was possible!

Listening to myself has not been easy every day though… it will always be a work in progress.

Whenever I tried to ignore the messages from my inner guidance in order to fit in with the world and have a normal life/job, I’d always become really unhappy, anxious and self-destructive.

Enough was enough (hopefully I say this for the last time!) and I started following morning and evening rituals that have helped me clear and expand my energy field. And the purer I was becoming, the more time I wanted to spend on my yoga mat or sitting in meditation. These spiritual practices have become my main pillars of well-being and I can’t imagine my life without them.

My voice strengthened and my inner guidance became impossible to ignore.

I started following my intuition FULLY in January 2019.

Since then, life had brought me to India, where I lived in Rishikesh for three months and discovered a strong connection to the Indian culture and all the special people that I’ve met. This trip has been the most transformative few months of my life. I’ve learned so much and became a qualified 200-hr yoga instructorMarma therapist and a Reiki practitioner.

Yoga Teacher Training Graduates & Team, Yoga Vidya Rishikesh

Spending time in a remote location in the Himalayas with like-minded individuals and living off-grid for some time introduced me to the feeling of pure bliss that I had searched for so long… I couldn’t believe the answer was right there in front of me. Simply being connected to nature – picking crops in the morning and cooking them over fire, bathing in the waterfalls, sleeping under the stars, practising yoga at sunrise,… that was it!  This is the way some Indian people still live happily in the mountains, while we, the Westerners, have managed to complicate our lives and, consequently, destroy our inner peace & happiness.

Nature is the cure for all mental anguish, which is why one of my biggest goals is to set up an eco-farm/healing retreat (we’re currently in the planning stage :D) close to my home village in Eastern Slovenia, where like-minded people are invited to re-connect with nature and, essentially, their wild inner selves.

It’s interesting to think my intuition started off as a tiny little spark that kept growing and growing – slowly at first – but truth to be told, it’s turned into a wildfire that I cannot (nor do I want to) control anymore.

Listening to my inner guidance has made me feel alive, present and connected to the Universe, Mother Earth and its inhabitants.

Living off-grid in the Himalayas

Life really has a way of supporting us fully when we let go and surrender to its flow… it’s blessed me with so many loving individuals and so many life-changing adventures. It’s important we offer support and connect with each other to make this world a brighter place! ?

I invite you spread good vibes & rays of sunshine alongside me:)

 

All my Love, Light & Cuddles

 

Spela Elan Rei

Founder of

Elan Rei Yoga & Well-being

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