The Yoga General

I empower you to take radical responsibility for your life so you can breakthrough self-limiting beliefs, heal familial patterns, and step into the leader you came here to be.

Join Alex Schimmel (RYT-500) for yoga/meditation/movement classes, workshops, and events in the South Jersey area. "I believe yoga will help us all, and the first step is getting started. The benefits will pour into every area of your life. I would love to work with you!"

Operating as usual

Photos from The Yoga General's post 01/04/2022

For most of my life I hated being triggered. I would get angry or shut down. When my perspective changed and I started to realize that triggers were doorways into healing, I was able to accept and even embrace the people situations that triggered me.

I’m not a therapist and I really just share what has helped me most in my experiences and this is one of them.

Take a step back and realize what’s being “triggered” is something from the past.

It’s important to do work to regulate your nervous system to be able to pause and create a gap instead of going right into reaction. Meditation, breathwork, somating experiencing are all ways to help this.

What I’ve found super effective is getting to the point of origin of the thing that’s being triggered. At that point I made some decision that’s been a program running in the background of my subconscious. When I become aware of that old decision and start to take action towards a new decision, I create a momentum for healing.

I’m curious, what do you think about that? What has triggered you lately and what is it ACTUALLY about? Let me know below…

12/26/2021

I’ve always known that I would write a book in a place like this - just didn’t know it would be happening now.

We’re staying in this little cabin on the ridge near Nevada City.

The place is called Eudaimonia - a permaculture community on 16 acres of old growth forest.

I’ve been going inward the last few days. It’s quiet here. The solstice to me feels like the real start of a new year. These are some of the darkest days and now we are moving back towards the light.

This month I’ve been focusing on embodiment - committing to daily practices of movement, breath, meditation - as I prepare to lead a YTT and Conscious Leadership immersion in Costa Rica at the end of January.

Part of creating a powerful training is the manual - I’m putting my whole heart into writing this book. I want to create this manual to stand on its own. Even if you aren’t a yoga teacher you will benefit and enjoy reading it. I’ve been blessed with so many amazing experiences, teachers, and downloads and it feels so special to combine them all into one powerful experience/book.

It’s so much more than a yoga teacher training - it’s a 21 day initiation into a different way of living and leading from the heart.

Right now there’s 16 beautiful humans and 4 of us facilitating this experience. There’s still space for you to join us.

Take this leap with us. Maybe it’s by coming on the Costa Rica immersion or maybe your leap is something different.

You’ll know what it is when you get quiet and listen to your heart. If you want to join us and change your patterns and paradigms, DM me YTT.

Photos from The Yoga General's post 12/23/2021

We’re learning more and more about the role the nervous system plays in your health, well-being, relationships and really every part of your life.

The old paradigm was to do mindset work and to think differently.

In the short term this can work but until your nervous system changes aka your body feels safe to experience something new, nothing actually changes.

The simplest way to make a lasting change in your life is to change the relationship you have with your breath.

I’m so many ancient languages the word for breath was the same word for life and spirit.

That’s how important your breath is.

The way you breathe is reflective of your nervous system.

If you’re planning on making 2022 a year of healing, growth, and love, start with your breathing.

Try this breath to slow down and calm your nervous system.

Inhale for 4 seconds

Exhale for 8 seconds

In and out through your nose is best.

Try just 5 rounds and let me know how you feel.

I’ve been teaching yoga for almost 10 years now and what not everyone knows, is I’ve really just been teaching people to breathe.

Proper breathing and breath as a modality for transformation is a huge focus on our up coming YTT and Conscious Leadership Immersion. If you’re ready to make 2022 the most expansive year of your life dm me “YTT”

Photos from The Yoga General's post 12/20/2021

𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙨, 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙪𝙗𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙨.

𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙣, 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙨.

One of the reasons conscious breathing is so powerful is because it connects you to the truth of impermanence.

Nothing lasts forever. And that includes you.

Death is coming. We don’t know when or how but we are getting closer with each passing moment.

70% of people polled said they avoid thinking or talking about death.

When we avoid death we end up avoiding life.

When you recognize and reflect on the fact that death is coming, it is an Awakening experience.

You start to see how important it is to LIVE in each moment.

You’re more willing to take the leaps and risks to live the life you’ve always wanted to live.

So if you knew you only had a year, 6 months, or 1 month to live, what would you do differently?

What words have you not yet expressed?

What risks have you not yet taken?

What magick is inside of you waiting to come out?

If you feel like there is more to life than what you’ve been experiencing, you want to step into your role as a leader of this new earth, and you want to dive deeper into your Self, you are meant for my upcoming YTT and Conscious Leadership Immersion. There are almost 20 of us ready to spend three weeks in Costa Rica. If you feel the call, DM me YTT

Photos from The Yoga General's post 12/16/2021

Learning something new helps you grow and helps you get over the fear of failure. In yoga teacher training you learn to teach yoga and in the process you learn so much more.

You learn to accept yourself even when your life and actions are a little messy.

You learn to hold space for the full spectrum of human experience.

You learn to activate your voice and the creative power of your words.

You learn to BE embodied instead of creating a facade of looking good.

You learn how to take a non-linear, quantum leap in the direction of your dream life.

It’s 45 days away.

45 days from the start of the rest of your life.

This is a real phenomenon I’ve seen with most of the 100 YTT graduates I’ve trained - they refer to their life as before YTT and after YTT.

Take the leap into the unknown with me.

The world needs your inner leader to be Awakened.

Photos from The Yoga General's post 12/14/2021

Everything that I share are lessons that I’ve learned myself.

I’ve put myself in boxes my whole life. In some ways it was to keep me “safe” and in the known.

When I did work on my nervous system to feel safe in the unknown it opened up my explorer archetype. I took chances, I started business, I quit corporate jobs, I got out of long term relationships, I traveled the world, I traveled into the depth of my subconscious…

The invitation is to explore and experiment. This is how you expand. This is how consciousness grows.

I’m leading an immersion that is so much more than a yoga teacher training - it’s an exploration of what’s possible, a discovery of consciousness, an initiation into deeper levels of Self-awareness. And it happens to be in beautiful Costa Rica for 21 days with your soul tribe.

If you’ve felt like you are ready for a big shift in your life, this is your sign.

12/13/2021

There are a lot of ways to practice Self-Love.

In my journey healing from auto-immune (Crohns and Diabetes) I have experimented with all the Self-Love.

From writing letters to my younger self, to taking baths, getting massage, acupuncture and all the body work, meditation, yoga and more.

What I’ve found is the most powerful practice of Self Love is breath.

When I take deep breaths I can feel it is medicine for my whole being.

Science shows it too. From bringing your body to a more balanced PH, to regulating nervous system, to aiding digestion, giving energy and more.

Let this be a sign and reminder to breathe consciously, slowly and fully.

There are a lot of ways to practice Self-Love.

In my journey healing from auto-immune (Crohns and Diabetes) I have experimented with all the Self-Love.

From writing letters to my younger self, to taking baths, getting massage, acupuncture and all the body work, meditation, yoga and more.

What I’ve found is the most powerful practice of Self Love is breath.

When I take deep breaths I can feel it is medicine for my whole being.

Science shows it too. From bringing your body to a more balanced PH, to regulating nervous system, to aiding digestion, giving energy and more.

Let this be a sign and reminder to breathe consciously, slowly and fully.

Photos from The Yoga General's post 12/11/2021

Yoga isn’t just what takes place on your mat.

It’s a lot more than fancy poses and sweaty practices.

It’s not even something you do, it’s a state of being you tune into.

And it’s always available.

Everywhere you go.

And everything you do.

Yoga is.

Here, Now and Always.

Photos from The Yoga General's post 12/10/2021

“𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝.”

This quote resonated when I started my path of being a yoga teacher 12 years ago. What I would say differently is we need successful (loving, present, blissful) people to remember and re-learn the art of healing, storytelling and peacemaking.

𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕚𝕤. 𝔸𝕟 𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕒 𝕣𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕔𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪 𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕒𝕕𝕦𝕝𝕥, 𝕨𝕙𝕠 𝕚𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕤𝕖𝕣𝕧𝕚𝕔𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕚𝕣 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕦𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝕥𝕙𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 𝕥𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘, 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘, 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕖𝕞𝕓𝕠𝕕𝕪𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕤𝕕𝕠𝕞 𝕠𝕗 𝕪𝕠𝕘𝕒, 𝕤𝕒𝕔𝕣𝕖𝕕 𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕦𝕒𝕝𝕤, 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕔𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕞𝕠𝕟𝕪.

In my own self-study and experimenting the past decade I have learned what holds people back and what’s truly necessary to take action and step into FULL SPECTRUM power ⚡️

You’ll leave this immersion with access to deeper levels of:

❤️ Presence + Consistency
🧡 Creativity + Flow
💛 Confidence + Abundance
💚 Love + Empathy
💙 Expression + Listening
💜 Clarity + Intuition

You’ll learn how to teach yoga, lead breathwork & meditation, hold 1:1 emotional alchemy sessions, build community, host ceremonies and most importantly - embody a practice that helps you be the truest version of you for life ♾

Do you know that deep inside you came here to be a leader and to make a difference?

Do you remember that there is a way to live that’s different from what our culture taught us?

Are you feeling like the past couple years have been an awakening?

Your tribe is gathering.

21 days in Costa Rica.

An initiation into FULLY LIVING.

Join us ✊🏽

The Yoga General updated their website address. 12/05/2021

The Yoga General updated their website address.

The Yoga General updated their website address.

12/05/2021

You’ll find what you’re looking for.

Try this experiment with me:

scan the room you’re in and notice everything that’s red.

Now notice green.

Do the same thing but this time looks for squares, then circles.

There’s a part of our brain called the reticular activating system that filters about 90% of what’s around us to help us find what we are looking for.

So if you’re looking for something to complain about, or someone to rescue, you’ll find it.

If you look for ways to take greater responsibility, you’ll find them.

As @babaramdass says “if you’re looking for God, you’ll see God”

So, what are YOU looking for today?

You’ll find what you’re looking for.

Try this experiment with me:

scan the room you’re in and notice everything that’s red.

Now notice green.

Do the same thing but this time looks for squares, then circles.

There’s a part of our brain called the reticular activating system that filters about 90% of what’s around us to help us find what we are looking for.

So if you’re looking for something to complain about, or someone to rescue, you’ll find it.

If you look for ways to take greater responsibility, you’ll find them.

As @babaramdass says “if you’re looking for God, you’ll see God”

So, what are YOU looking for today?

12/03/2021

𝕀𝕟𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕌ℕ𝕂ℕ𝕆𝕎ℕ

When you live life against the grain, you’re going to be questioned, analyzed and maybe even ridiculed or praised.

I’ve experienced it a lot:

Leaving my sales job in NYC at age 22 to travel to yoga retreats and get my YTT.

Leaving an amazing yoga community in NJ that I put a lot of heart into to move to Michigan and be closer to my teacher.

Leaving a great role and salary with LifeTime to move to Tulum Mexico with no big plan in place.

Getting off pharmaceuticals and using nature, breath, plants, and lifestyle to heal auto immune disease.

Naturally, I got questioned/talked about…

“ₕₒw ₐᵣₑ yₒᵤ gₒᵢₙg ₜₒ ₘₐₖₑ ₘₒₙₑy??”

“Wₕₐₜ ₐbₒᵤₜ ₕₑₐₗₜₕ ᵢₙₛᵤᵣₐₙcₑ?”

“ₜₕᵢₛ ₘₐₙ ₕₐₛ gₒₙₑ ₜₒ ₚₗᵤₜₒ”

“ᵢₜ’ₛ ₙₒₜ ᵣₑₐₗᵢₛₜᵢc”

Getting questioned would cause me to go into defense mode. We live in a society that teaches us we need to have it all figured out. I felt like I HAD TO PROVE that I knew what I was doing. And I’d let others doubts influence me and make me second guess myself.

I would make myself a victim because I gave away my center. If I’m going to take these leaps, then I NEED TO KNOW what’s going to happen, right?


𝔸𝕟𝕕 𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒 𝕕𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕖𝕩𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕦𝕟𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨𝕟…

It’s not a weakness or something to fear.

The unknown is actually ░u░n░l░i░m░i░t░e░d░ ░p░o░s░s░i░b░i░l░i░t░y░

The unknown allows you to go non linear.

It allows you to have quantum leaps.

I invite you to explore the unknown. It’s actually one of the most powerful places we can be in life. This is how we blaze trails. This is how we break free from old patterns. This is how we light up the world around us.

The unknown is the darkness. And I’ve been getting downloads that I’m here to guide people into their darkness.

There’s an amazing crew gathering in Costa Rica to explore the unknown, the unlimited possibilities, the infinite potential, and theres still space for you to join us.

In the unknown you’ll rediscover yourSelf, your pleasure, you’re passion and your purpose.

If this resonates and you want to explore more of the unknown , leave a rabbit hole rabbit 🐇 🕳 below 👇🏽

𝕀𝕟𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕌ℕ𝕂ℕ𝕆𝕎ℕ

When you live life against the grain, you’re going to be questioned, analyzed and maybe even ridiculed or praised.

I’ve experienced it a lot:

Leaving my sales job in NYC at age 22 to travel to yoga retreats and get my YTT.

Leaving an amazing yoga community in NJ that I put a lot of heart into to move to Michigan and be closer to my teacher.

Leaving a great role and salary with LifeTime to move to Tulum Mexico with no big plan in place.

Getting off pharmaceuticals and using nature, breath, plants, and lifestyle to heal auto immune disease.

Naturally, I got questioned/talked about…

“ₕₒw ₐᵣₑ yₒᵤ gₒᵢₙg ₜₒ ₘₐₖₑ ₘₒₙₑy??”

“Wₕₐₜ ₐbₒᵤₜ ₕₑₐₗₜₕ ᵢₙₛᵤᵣₐₙcₑ?”

“ₜₕᵢₛ ₘₐₙ ₕₐₛ gₒₙₑ ₜₒ ₚₗᵤₜₒ”

“ᵢₜ’ₛ ₙₒₜ ᵣₑₐₗᵢₛₜᵢc”

Getting questioned would cause me to go into defense mode. We live in a society that teaches us we need to have it all figured out. I felt like I HAD TO PROVE that I knew what I was doing. And I’d let others doubts influence me and make me second guess myself.

I would make myself a victim because I gave away my center. If I’m going to take these leaps, then I NEED TO KNOW what’s going to happen, right?


𝔸𝕟𝕕 𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕀 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒 𝕕𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕖𝕩𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕦𝕟𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨𝕟…

It’s not a weakness or something to fear.

The unknown is actually ░u░n░l░i░m░i░t░e░d░ ░p░o░s░s░i░b░i░l░i░t░y░

The unknown allows you to go non linear.

It allows you to have quantum leaps.

I invite you to explore the unknown. It’s actually one of the most powerful places we can be in life. This is how we blaze trails. This is how we break free from old patterns. This is how we light up the world around us.

The unknown is the darkness. And I’ve been getting downloads that I’m here to guide people into their darkness.

There’s an amazing crew gathering in Costa Rica to explore the unknown, the unlimited possibilities, the infinite potential, and theres still space for you to join us.

In the unknown you’ll rediscover yourSelf, your pleasure, you’re passion and your purpose.

If this resonates and you want to explore more of the unknown , leave a rabbit hole rabbit 🐇 🕳 below 👇🏽

Photos from The Yoga General's post 12/02/2021

Leaders GO first!

Conscious leadership starts with you. It's stepping into a place of power and greater responsibility for your own life. It's not about what you know, its about asking questions and doing experiments to discover what's possible. A conscious leader is intentional, embodied, lives at the edge, and creates an environment where everybody wins. The seven principles of conscious leadership are based on the 7 main energy centers or chakras.

Swipe through and see what lands with you.

PS - for 21 days starting January 30th I’m leading a Yoga Teacher and Conscious Leadership Training in beautiful Costa Rica. There are still spots left if you want to join our incredible crew.

You’ll leave with the tools to teach yoga & breathwork, build community, help others live a life of purpose and passion, and develop a lifelong spiritual practice. DM me “tribe” to register or for more information.

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