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Are you ready to turn your wounds into wisdom?

It’s exhausting pretending we’re fine, stuck in survival mode, hiding our pain and anxiety.

We have good intentions, but we sabotage ourselves with fear and overwhelm.

We’ve lost the sense of joy, wonder and purpose. We crave inner peace, yet we’re still at war with ourselves.

You’re not alone. I’ve been there too, and I can help.

Yoga Alchemy is the journey of a lifetime.

Yoga Alchemy is a seven month transformational coaching program.

A unique program for spiritual and personal development.

It’s not a yoga teacher training; there’s no certificate to be gained. Yoga Alchemy will bring more depth, authenticity and confidence to your teaching.

This isn’t about the physical yoga poses, so there’s no expectation that you will have an advanced yoga practice. The only pre-requisite is that you have a desire to change your life.

Yoga Alchemy is the inner journey to answer the call of your soul.

Yoga Alchemy is healing from the inside where we get to the root cause of anxiety, unease and inner turmoil rather than managing or masking the symptoms. When we get to the bottom of what’s holding us back, genuine healing is possible.

It is deep inner work as we tend to our emotional wounds with compassion.

Expect your life and your relationship with yourself to seriously change. The result will be nothing short of a miracle.

When we address our underlying emotions, our head and heart align. When we’re aligned, lasting change and transformation are possible. You will get the tools, coaching and support to do the deep internal work to align your heart, mind and soul.
Yoga Alchemy transforms our wounds into wisdom and grace.

I help clients heal their emotional wounds and overcome self-sabotage so that they can live life on their terms.

The next round of Yoga Alchemy will start in 2024.

You can join the waitlist to receive free content from Monica and be the first to hear when Yoga Alchemy is open for enrollment. There is no obligation to join the program and you will receive a $500 discount just for being on the waitlist.

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No one ever warns you about the emotional stuff in yoga. And when the emotions begin to rise to the surface, it can hit hard and out of the blue.

It did for me anyway.

My body loved yoga. My mind enjoyed meditation, but I lacked the tools to navigate my emotions.

Yoga teachers would tell me to keep practising as if pigeon pose would resolve my emotional issues.

Meditation teachers would tell me to watch and observe my emotions with detachment. I did that for years, and nothing changed.

New age teachers would talk about good vibes only, positive thinking and affirmations, but that just felt like avoidance to me.

Too many ‘spiritual practices’ treat feelings and emotions as problems to be overcome or transcended. They bypass feelings, leaving them unresolved, and for me, these approaches created a deeper rift between my mind and my emotions.

I found a better way when I started practising feminine spirituality. Rather than ignoring, suppressing and bypassing, I found healing through feeling, acknowledging and listening to my emotions.

It wasn’t until I went deep into my subconscious mind and explored my emotional layers with curiosity and acceptance did things change for me. When I finally faced all the emotions that I had suppressed and made friends with the parts of myself I had disowned, I was able to heal and transform.

My intention for Yoga Alchemy is to guide other seekers on this inner journey. Everything I teach I have applied to myself.

I have overcome my own dark chapters of divorce, breast cancer, loss, grief and trauma. I know what it feels like when we lose hope. My intention is to shine the light of hope to those who are stuck in the dark right now and to provide the tools to thrive after adversity.

I have received national recognition for Overcoming the Odds and was a Bronze AusMumpreneur winner for helping others to thrive after adversity.


Who is it for

  • You’re fixated on the negative aspects of your life and always focused on what’s going wrong
  • You don’t believe that good things happen to you

  • You have a hard time letting go of past hurts and can’t seem to let go

  • You’re stuck in a rut and have a hard time making changes in your life

  • You’re stuck in survival mode and feel anxious or depressed

  • You really want to change, but you’re not sure how to do it

  • You’re tired of doing everything on your own, and you want to learn what support feels like

  • You’re genuinely curious about doing the Inner Work and you’re willing to see yourself in a new light

To get the most benefit from Yoga Alchemy, it is important that you are in a stable place in your life, you practice self-care, and you have support. Ideally, you will have tried some self-development work already. This transformative process will open you up to new emotions and potentially challenging ideas.

Yoga Alchemy is not suitable if you are in an unstable or traumatic situation in your life, if you are under financial strain, or if you have acute mental health challenges that affect your ability to manage day-to-day.


Cultivating a meditation practice

Healing anxiety from the root

Building emotional awareness, sensitivity and acceptance

Healing the emotional trauma that’s been holding you back

Ending the war with yourself

Finding the courage and freedom to live your life on purpose

Transforming your wounds into wisdom and grace.

What you get

  • 7 month cocoon to guide you through the transformation process with consistent support and coaching from me

  • 3 live workshops at the studio

  • 10 group coaching calls (online)

  • 7 detailed workbooks to apply the lessons and practices

  • Weekly Alchemy Lab practice sessions at the studio

  • 3 x 60 min private coaching sessions on Zoom

  • Unlimited email support in between sessions

  • 7 Month Yoga Membership valued at $900

  • Free membership to the Meditation Habit valued at $488

  • Access to private Facebook group for extra support

Over the course of 7 months, we meet twice per week.

This high-level support, guidance and accountability will supercharge your transformation.

View the syllabus

This module lays the foundational philosophy and practices for the inner journey ahead. It will awaken the light of awareness within. Topics include:

  • What is spirituality?
  • The mind and mental filters
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Meditation: what it is and how to do it
  • Pranayama
  • Consciousness, kleshas and samskaras
  • Brain anatomy and brainwave science
  • The nervous system and Vagus Nerve
  • Ego-consciousness
  • The subconscious mind
  • The Victim Triangle
  • Boundaries and how to uphold them

This module is where we learn to master our energy, our emotions and heal our past. Topics include:

  • Emotional Anatomy
  • Polyvagal theory and nervous system safety
  • Freezing, numbing and dissociation
  • How trauma is stored in the body
  • Emotional release techniques
  • Consciousness and energy
  • Metaphysics and how emotions are stored in the body
  • The spectrum of emotions and expanding our emotional range
  • Emotional intelligence and self-mastery
  • How to safely release strong emotions
  • Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)
  • How to let go
  • Energetic boundaries for empaths and sensitives
  • Energetic mastery

Module 3  is where we integrate these splintered aspects of ourselves to become whole. When our conscious minds and subconscious minds are congruent, we’re free to pursue our own fate. This is where we alchemise our past pain into wisdom and grace.

Topics include:

  • The law of polarity
  • Shadow integration
  • Aligning conscious and subconscious minds
  • Exploring inner archetypes and creating our spiritual support team
  • Cultivating intuition
  • Uncovering and healing our core wounds
  • Clearing limiting beliefs and deepest fears
  • Programming the subconscious mind
  • Healing our past including ancestral line
  • Manifestation and consciously creating our future
  • Overcoming imposter syndrome and finding inner confidence

Your Investment

The Workshops

To be determined

The Group Coaching Calls

Monthly group coaching calls  Tuesday nights 7pm-8.30pm. These will be online using Zoom (an online meeting tool).
Calls will be recorded if you’re unavailable.

These group calls will go deep into the theory and philosophy lessons. You will have practical exercises to apply these lessons to your life.


Alchemy Lab

In addition to the workshops and online coaching, there will be weekly group practice sessions. These are optional and attending at least once per fortnight is recommended.

Alchemy Labs are where we ‘experiment’ with the tools and techniques. Alchemy Labs are movement and meditation-based physical practices.

Thursdays 7pm (online)

Sundays 10am (studio)

I’m confident that Yoga Alchemy will help you to heal your past, stop sabotaging yourself and start living your best life.



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Monica Rottmann founded Cultivate Calm Yoga in 2013 – a sanctuary for people seeking more than exercise yoga. She has created a hub for physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Monica has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (psychology), is a Level 2 Yoga and Meditation Teacher, a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach and Timeline Therapy Practitioner.

This unique combination of skills weaves Yogic wisdom with modern psychology and the clearing of subconscious programming that keeps us stuck.

Monica is an expert at holding space for people to feel safe to unravel the layers of past hurt and trauma. She’s supportive and compassionate, and because she’s done the work herself, she’s incredibly non-judgmental.

Monica’s achievements and resilience have recently been recognised as she is a finalist in the AusMumpreneur Business awards for Fitness Business of the Year and Overcoming the odds for her personal story of thriving after adversity and turning her wounds into wisdom.

This is what you can expect from our 7 month journey together:

  • Develop a regular meditation habit and feel more at ease with your mind

  • Step out the victim or martyr mentality and into your power

  • Understand and overcome your mental and emotional triggers

  • Release mental and emotional tension to feel more ease in your body

  • Heal your emotional wounds and finally release yourself from your painful past

  • Meet your shadow self and integrate the parts of yourself you’ve kept hidden

  • Align your head and heart by becoming congruent with your conscious and subconscious minds.

  • Manifest your desires by programming your subconscious mind

  • Overcome the inner critic and find the inner confidence to live your best life on your terms

  • Establish and nurture a spiritual support team

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