Spirit Sister Series - Alisha Rose Kruger
Here we are in November, can you believe it? and it's that sacred time again, when we share and celebrate our Spirit Sisters stories and offerings through our Spirit Sister Series.
This month we celebrate Alisha Rose Kruger, a woman who's essence is forever intertwined with the Spirit People brand as she is the creative goddess behind our recent re-brand/ logo re-design and also took part in our magical photo shoot earlier in the year.
Alisha is no stranger to our page and website, as she has already shared her embodied wisdom with us before on our IGTV and her beautiful face graces our instagram and website often.
So, it is such an honour to be able to introduce her and her sacred work to you all today in this space. To share in her journey and to have her join us in this series and in this community we are fostering, of like minded women, who inspire and support one another in life and in our work.
Please join us in witnessing and sharing, and in celebrating this beautiful souls journey and her sacred offerings.
Alisha is a women’s cycle coach and Holistic Pelvic Care™ practitioner. She works with women who are ready to reclaim their menstrual cycles as a source of power, she helps women to reconnect with their inner wisdom and embody their most radiant selves.
Through online coaching, courses and workshops, Alisha teaches women how to align their lives and businesses with their sacred cycles for more ease, energy and creativity.
You can work with Alisha one on one through her coaching services or through her Sacred Cycles course for which you can find all the information on her website here.
She also offers Holistic Pelvic Care™ healing sessions from her clinic on the Gold Coast, Australia and is a beautiful Yoga teacher to boot.
We just love following her journey and how openly Alisha shares of her own experience and embodiment of the work she does and there's no doubt you will too!
So without any further ado, read our Interview with this goddess below.
Let’s start with the basics, how old are you? And where did you grow up?
28, I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.
Where are you currently based?
The beautiful Gold Coast in Australia! I’ve lived here for almost four years now.
What three words best describe you right now and your Intention/Essence/ offerings?
Embodiment. Sacred. Reclamation.
Can you share with us a little about your Journey with Yoga and or Spirituality, whatever that means to you?
I began practicing yoga and meditation at 19. I spent a few years doing Bikram Yoga ‐ which served my Type A personality at the time! ‐ before falling in love with a style of vinyasa yoga called Embodied Flow, created by Tara Judelle. Embodied Flow taught me how to listen deeply to my body and reconnected me with my inner wisdom, after years of seeing my body as the enemy and trying to control it through food and exercise. I did my Embodied Flow yoga teacher training a few years later with the initial intention of deepening my personal practice, but soon realised how much I loved to teach!
Can you Share with us a little about what led you to begin starting your biz/ sharing your current offerings?
My first business was actually as an illustrator and graphic designer! The shift into working with women, focusing specifically on the menstrual cycle and womb wisdom, wasn’t in the plan. I’d been put on the pill at 13 because I had painful periods and stayed on it until I was 20, when my journey into health and wellness sparked the decision to stop using hormonal contraception and heal my cycle.
While my initial goal was to heal my painful periods and PMS, reconnecting with my menstrual cycle ended up changing my entire life. It revolutionised how I work and create, the way I nourish my body, my confidence and energy levels, and so much more! The more I experienced the power of working with ‐ instead of against ‐ my inner rhythm, the more excited I got about sharing what I’d learned with other women. Eventually that led to my current work as a women’s coach and Holistic Pelvic Care™ practitioner.
What have been your biggest triumphs?
Oh, so many! Training to become a Holistic Pelvic Care™ practitioner was a big one. I’d read Tami Lynn Kent’s books about the magic of the pelvic bowl and womb space when I was about 21, and thought her work was absolutely incredible! Never would I have imagined that I’d end up studying with her and doing that work myself. That was a really beautiful full circle moment.
Creating my course Sacred Cycles was another highlight. I spent months pouring my heart and soul into creating the course I wished I’d had when I was first reconnecting with my own cycle. I’m about to run the course for the sixth time, and while it’s undergone many upgrades over the years, it’s still the creation that I’m most proud of.
What have been your biggest Fears, obstacles and challenges along the way? And what has really helped you in overcoming them?
For two and a half years I was studying, building this business, and running my first business at the same time. In that time I also settled in a new country, got married, and had a head injury (which I’m still recovering from). There have been so many moments where I’ve felt completely overwhelmed! But my absolute love for what I do, and the women I work with, always anchors me back into my mission.
I’m also surrounded by other amazing women in business ‐ my friends, mentors and coaches ‐ who are always there to give advice or support when I need it. Having a strong community and mentors makes all the difference, because building a business can feel lonely at times.
What lessons are you most grateful for in life and in what you do?
That everything is cyclical. We move through different seasons and cycles in every area of our lives ‐ business, health, relationships ‐ and that’s okay. Working so intimately with my menstrual cycle has taught me to surrender to the times when I need more space and rest, instead of expecting myself to be superwoman all the time.
What are the biggest challenges you face now? either personally or in what you do? or both?
Personally, I’m still recovering from a head injury I experienced about 14 months ago. While I’m well on the road to recovery now, this year has been challenging and I’ve had to let go of a lot of the plans and dreams I had for 2020.
What advice would you give another facing a similar challenge?
This experience has taught me to surrender in a whole new way, and trust my body more deeply than ever before. If you’re navigating a health challenge right now, here’s my advice:
- Remember that your body is so wise, and trust that it knows how to heal. When you’re facing a health challenge it’s easy to treat your body as the enemy, or to see it as ‘broken’. Trusting and loving your body through the healing process is so important.
- Surround yourself with support. Healing is so much easier when you have a great team of practitioners on your side! You don’t have to do it alone.
We all deal with fears and insecurities; how do you combat overwhelm and self-doubt?
I have so many great tools and practices that I call on, depending on the situation. A few of my all time favourites are:
- Dance, for getting out of my head and back into my body.
- Meditation, for calming my nervous system.
- Having a conversation with my inner critic (which is usually just trying to keep me safe), for when self‐doubt or self‐criticism arises.
What do you currently most crave in life and in what you do?
In‐person connection. Between healing from my injury and everything going on globally this year, I haven’t had nearly enough of it!
What’s next for you, any exciting plans on the horizon that you would like to share?
My Sacred Cycles course begins again very soon, and I’m beyond excited to be welcoming in another group of incredible women who are excited to learn about the power of their cycles!
Spirit Rituals, can you share with us any practices or routines that you do to keep you feeling inspired, grounded and connected?
My top three are daily meditation/breathwork, my menstrual cycle awareness journaling practice, and movement. The style of movement changes to suit the different phases of my cycle ‐ dance, yoga, pilates, walking, HIIT workouts ‐ but moving my body daily is a must for feeling like my most radiant self!
Who have been the most influential or inspirational people/ teachers/ Books or places on your path? and why?
My yoga teacher Adele Kinghan, who introduced me to Embodied Flow and taught me to be a yoga teacher.
Tami Lynn Kent, the founder of Holistic Pelvic Care™. Her books catalysed my journey into the realm of womb wisdom, and I trained with her to become a Holistic Pelvic Care™ practitioner.
Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer of Red School, who forever changed the way I relate to my menstrual cycle. I’m excited to finally be training with them in 2021, after deferring two years in a row due to unexpected personal circumstances!
What does #iamspirit mean to you?
It reminds me instantly of that beautiful Rumi quote: “You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” To me it means: I am infinite potential, my essence is joy, I am connected to all, and I am always held and guided.