Breaking Out of Fear and Showing Up with Fern Olivia

  • Brit Hastings
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Part II of an Intimate Conversation with the Lady of Empowerment

Q: You’re a rebel yoga teacher. You’ve really stepped outside the mold. Are you ever afraid?

A: I was, yes – until I had a conversation with my soul during a meditation where I was told that I am on this planet to heal and serve, and that as long as I am teaching with integrity for the highest good of my students and community, I will be supported. I’ve gotten over all the self-doubt and fear of judgment. I’ve had to.

During the holidays this past December, my dad and I had an amazing drive on the way to the pool where he trains students for distance swimming yoga where he admitted to me his karmic story, and told me about a very special day we were sitting in the living room together. I was about one year old, and he gazed into my baby blue eyes – we have the same eyes – and little did he know what was happening at that moment, but did immediately after – his soul passed his dharma to me.

You may have heard of Tantric eye gazing. This is precisely what happened.

My dad, who had taught kundalini and hatha yoga in the ’60s, wanted to have a path of a spiritual guide, meditating in the mountains, but his soul spoke to him and told him he had to live the life of a householder and become a school teacher, so he could enlighten the lives of young people, the new light-workers of the world.

My parents were never going to have a child … until a near-fatal car accident when they were pulled out of their car with the jaws of life and air-lifted to separate hospitals where they were both in comas for days.

At this time, spirit spoke to both of them and told them to have a child when they returned home. Nine months later, along came me, on May 6, 1986, born about 30 days early because my soul KNEW what time it needed to come into the world. My soul, who knew of my dharma, strategically put so many obstacles in my path – a chronic health condition, family relationship and communication karmic patterns, fear and scarcity mindset from many lineages, and the knowing that I have been born to do great work and heal the suffering of this planet.

How could I ever be afraid when I know my truth? I just have to keep going.

Q: You are AH-MAZING! So, what’s next for you?

A: Thank you! I’m feeling incredibly grateful to share my work with the world and to inspire everyone around me to do what feeds their soul, and to receive the love, wealth and vibrant health that is their birthright.

Starting in March, I am teaching The Class in LA, which was founded in NYC by the beautiful Taryn Toomey. Tell me your email so I can make sure you know when and where those classes are!

I am building a new start up called Amplify Effect with my co-founder, Heather Rees. Right now, we have meditation classes for entrepreneurs and creative professionals around Venice and Santa Monica. In the next year, we will be creating virtual classes and have huge partnerships in the works! I’m really excited to share this with you.

I’m also planning some epic collaborations with yoga teachers, healers, and entrepreneurs, along with retreats in California and internationally.

Q: Have you ever thought about writing a book?

A: Yes, I actually have this on my vision board! So if you know of any publishers ... wink Everyone asks me about the radical self-care rituals and spiritual practices that have helped me get to where I am today – fearless and confident in speaking my truth and living in alignment with my soul. So I’d be thrilled to share this with the world and empower on an even bigger scale!

Q: P.S. You smell really good. What is that?

A: Thank you! It’s Grace Alchemy. I make it in my Venice Beach apartment, blessed with mantra, crystals, and I often take them to the beach to charge them with mamma ocean. This blend is made with pure, organic, therapeutic-grade essential oils of rosehip, geranium, patchouli and sandalwood. It smells like sensual love. I use it during savasana adjustments and everyone walks out of class feeling like they just returned from another universe. You can find it here.

Q: How can we connect with you?

A: I welcome you to join me at Fern Olivia andThyroid.Yoga™ to learn more about my unique approach to supporting the health of your thyroid – and how you can finally step out of survival mode and into the beautiful life you were meant to live! I warmly welcome you to connect with me onFacebook,Instagram and share your story at [email protected]

More About Fern Olivia …

Fern Olivia Langham, RYT, AADP, renowned for her artful approach to healing, combines wisdom from her extensive training in yoga, meditation, nutrition and holistic health. Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga™, a unique method designed to empower women to say goodbye to survival mode and embody a gorgeous feminine with luxurious care and conscious confidence. She has partnered with top functional medicine doctors and some of the biggest brands in health and wellness including Lole, Lululemon, Athleta, and ALOHA, and has led over a dozen transformational experiences and retreats internationally. Fern's work has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Charlotte's Book, Well & Good and Mind Body Green. When she's not teaching Thyroid.Yoga™ intensives, or hosting Amplify | Effect meditation classes for entrepreneurs, you can find Fern Olivia in her LA beachfront laboratory, creating essential oil alchemy and healing elixirs. Learn more about her work and how she can help you finally feel beautiful and healthy again at and

Fern’s program, Dreams on Purpose is open for enrollment and begins on February 2nd! This 8-week virtual retreat in collaboration with expert Life Coach, Tina Paymaster, is one-of-a-kind and is not to be missed!