Have you ever wanted to set intentions for the full moon and then been overwhelmed by Google’s unhelpful results on how to do it? Or maybe you’ve checked out your yoga teacher’s mala beads and wondered what they mean, and what to do with them. Sure, the essential oils at the end of class smell good, but how are you supposed to use them?
I’ve wondered about all the questions above (and more), but I’ve been too intimidated to ask. Jenna Guadagni and Lauren Angueira have come across many people who want to pursue the more spiritual elements of yoga, but don’t feel comfortable enough to ask. Enter the House of Intuition MIA, where spirituality meets badassery. I met up with Jenna and Lauren to talk about their vision for their modern mysticism and enlightened events company.
Jenna is the co-founder of Buddha Shack in Coconut Grove, and is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher currently pursuing her 500-hour certification. Her style disrupts the traditional narrative of what a yoga class should be, and carefully blends spirituality with high-intensity movement.
Lauren is the owner of Woke Creative, and holds a B.S. in Communications and B.A. in Political Science. Her experience spans public relations, marketing, design, and journalism. Lauren has been attending Buddha Shack since it opened, and Jenna and Lauren quickly realized how well they work together and complement each other. Together, their mission is to make mysticism more accessible in the modern world.
Jenna and Lauren have big plans to shake up the Miami yoga scene with underground pop up yoga events for the full moon each month. The two innovators plan to hold their events in unconventional spaces across Miami. And at the House of Intuition MIA, raw emotion is always welcome.
Jenna and Lauren want to create a space where yogis are free to feel all emotions, without having to worry about whether their chaturanga is perfect. Their first pop up event was held Monday, August 21st to celebrate the solar eclipse. Seventy-five yogis gathered outside of Buddha Shack in Coconut Grove to flow and manifest the fiery energy of the Leo eclipse. Allison Santini joined Jenna to lead meditations for the eclipse. Yogis stayed after the class to sip, shop, and receive free chakra readings, provided by Annie Vazquez.
House of Intuition MIA is also launching monthly moon box subscriptions to set you up with everything you need to manifest your desires for each new moon. Each box is handmade. Boxes include a white sage smudge stick, a palo santo crystal burner, two crystals, a smudge wand, and cards that explain how to take care of your crystals and set intentions for the moon. Want to start with just a few crystals? You can also buy the items separately.
I couldn’t help but wonder how Jenna and Lauren make time for meditation and their self-practice with all that they have going on. So, I asked them for their biggest tip to prioritize self-practice. For Jenna, self-practice is non-negotiable. Routine helps, too. She wakes up every morning at 5:30am to dedicate to journaling and goal-setting, meditation, sun salutations and reading or listening to a chapter from a pre-selected inspirational book. She also tries to infuse this practice into breaks throughout the day. For Lauren, it’s all about finding what works for you. As she says, “don’t let anyone tell you that what works for you is right or wrong.”
Look for their next Sunday Funday event, Yoga for inHUMANE People, on Sunday October 8th a fundraising yoga class at Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company, led by Jenna, followed by beer and cards of humanity. All tickets proceeds go to support hurricane relief in the Florida Keys.
RSVP on EventBrite, and follow @houseofintuition.mia to stay up to date on upcoming events and offerings. Also check out http://www.houseofintuitionmia.com to shop the MOON Kits and mystical offerings.