Alejandro is on a mission to relax the planet. A long time explorer of spiritual philosophies, he began practicing yoga in 2010 while in the acting conservatory at DePaul University under the tutelage of Gabriel Halpern. After a transformative experience following a year of practice, he left the conservatory and changed his path. He pursued a degree in Clinical Massage Therapy in 2014 at The Soma Institute where he now works as a core instructor. The following year he completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training from Moksha Yoga.
For his final thesis workshop he combined his passions for yoga, music, theatre, and dreams into an immersive experience to teach Lucid Dream Yoga. Since then he’s taught workshops across Chicago and various festivals, traveled to Spain and Hawaii to study lucid dreaming with Charlie Morley and Dr. Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. He has recently received an End-of-Life Specialist Certification and volunteers his time to offer comfort touch to hospice patients.
What is your favorite book?
The Book of Mirdad
Favorite self care strategy?
Cleaning & Meditation
Why are you excited about Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective?
I’m excited to work alongside close friends and some of my favorite teachers to create a space for collective healing and transformation rooted in a strong mission of inclusion, diversity, and ethics.
Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:30pm
>>> beginner friendly (B)
Lucid Dreaming has been practiced by numerous cultures from Tibetan Buddhists to the Toltecs of Mexico. Most recently this art has been refined in the West thanks to many scientific advances and discoveries. This class integrates the collective knowledge of these practices in a blend of gentle, restorative postures, pranayama, and guided meditations to promote sleep, inspire the imagination, and encourage lucid dreams.
A Mindful Morning
Friday, 7:30 - 8:15am
>>> beginner friendly (B)
Our first few hours awake can set the tone for the rest of the day. Take time to center and ground through movement, meditation, and set an intention for your day or the week ahead.
Alejandro studied Clinical Massage Therapy at the Soma Institute in 2014 where he works as a teaching assistant, core instructor, and tutor. He received his Yoga Certification in 2015 from Moksha Yoga after 5 years of practice with Gabriel Halpern in the Iyengar tradition. Alejandro deepened his practice and incorporated aspects and the philosophies of Thai Massage from Paul Fowler at Blue Lotus in 2017. Alejandro makes music as a past time and uses it during massage sessions.