Master Your Radiance: Meet the Experts Who Want to Help You Heal Your Thyroid

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Did you know? More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime and an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems. Fortunately, most thyroid diseases can be managed but unfortunately, the causes of of thyroid problems are largely unknown. Here are some other facts from the American Thyroid Association:

  • Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.
  • One woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.
  • Most thyroid cancers respond to treatment, although a small percentage can be very aggressive.
  • Undiagnosed thyroid disease may put patients at risk for certain serious conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and infertility.
  • Pregnant women with undiagnosed or inadequately treated hypothyroidism have an increased risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and severe developmental problems in their children.

Not really sure what the thyroid actually does? The APA breaks down the form and function of the thyroid for us. The thyroid is a hormone-producing gland that regulates the body’s metabolism – the rate at which your body produces energy from nutrients and oxygen – and affects critical functions, such as energy level and heart rate. 

  • The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the lower neck.
  • Although the thyroid gland is relatively small, it produces a hormone that influences every cell, tissue and organ in the body.
  • Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Symptoms include extreme fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, and some weight gain.
  • Hyperthyroidism, another form of thyroid disease, is a condition causing the gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. Symptoms include irritability, nervousness, muscle weakness, unexplained weight loss, sleep disturbances, vision problems and eye irritation.
  • Graves’ disease is a type of hyperthyroidism; it is an autoimmune disorder that is genetic and estimated to affect one percent of the population.

Thyroid conditions and hormone issues are a rising concern which is why we are so filled with gratitude to introduce Fern Olivia and her game changing thyroid healing program launching next month in Venice, California. Her upcoming training includes an impressive roster of experts who are approaching the subject with yogic wisdom and cutting edge technology. Read on to learn more about Fern, her new training, and the teachers who have the knowledge that we need to achieve optimal balance and thyroid health. 


Fern Olivia’s Thyroid Yoga™ training premieres as an immersion course this November. This comprehensive training is taking place from November 3-6, 2016 in Los Angeles at RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Sciences & Technology, and also is available globally streaming live on RA MA TV.

The 35-hour training will provide practitioners with a deep understanding of the powerful tools and technologies to intuitively support their own health and the health of their communities, as well as to support recovery from imbalances affecting the thyroid and the glandular system.


All students are welcomed with a personal application & interview with Fern Olivia so that she can learn about each applicant’s journey and thus facilitate a special experience for each class member. The class size will be kept small and intimate, with a community fostered by Fern Olivia before, during and after the training. Opportunities to partner with other graduates around the world may naturally evolve after this experience. “We already have students traveling to Los Angeles from the east coast, Austria, and Berlin, as well as international students taking the training virtually all around the world. It is a dream come true to create a global movement in integrative thyroid healing and train the first wave of Thyroid Yoga™ certified practitioners!”


What makes this unique immersion stand out is the depth of knowledge offered across both western and eastern medical practices. A trained biomedical engineer, Fern Olivia combines her knowledge of the traditional medical field with her own holistic studies and personal journey with an autoimmune, underactive thyroid condition. In addition to her diverse background in yogic studies and integrative nutrition, she combines hundreds of hours as an experienced yoga therapist working with clients with both underactive and overactive thyroid conditions, Hashimoto’s hypothyroiditis, Graves’ Disease, thyroid cancer, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and chronic autoimmune disease including Lyme and Multiple Sclerosis.


Fern Olivia has brought in some of the brightest minds in functional medicine, Kundalini and Hatha Yoga, women’s health, and eastern healing to offer a well-rounded training to cover everything from the energetics around why you may be suffering from chronic symptoms to the mathematics behind your thyroid lab panel.


This experience will give participants the confidence to share these potent practices with an option to become a certified Thyroid Yoga™ practitioner and to serve as a pioneer teacher in Fern Olivia’s highly esteemed network of referred thyroid experts.


Also available virtually through RA MA TV, all attendees will receive a training manual with resources and handouts from each session as well as the video recordings to watch for life.

Meet the Experts Who Want to Help You Heal Your Thyroid:

Fern Olivia, Founder of Thyroid Yoga™

The Daily Thyroid Yoga Sadhana: Healing Hormonal Imbalance So You Can Thrive, Prosper, and Embody Your Higher Self

In this workshop, participants will explore Kundalini Yoga and learn the concept of intuitive self-healing. Our bodies are a mirror of the health of our inner being. Any dis-ease, pain or imbalance is pointing towards how we can shift to come into higher alignment with our soul and purpose. Through the transformative practice of Kundalini Yoga, we can balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, develop out intuitive abilities, and ultimately realize our greater potential. With a strong intuitive connection we can step into our highest destiny.

Fern Olivia will guide participants on a healing journey designed to be integrated into a daily practice, or sadhana. Participants will understand how to modify the sequence for a particular client's needs and address symptoms ranging from anxiety, depression, brain fog, poor digestion, or weak immunity. The second part of this workshop will cover the power of plant-therapeutics - essential oils. We will explore nature's medicine cabinet and participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of which essential oils are best for hyper, hypo, Hashimoto's and Grave's conditions.

Thyroid Yoga Meditation and Chanting

During this hour sadhana led by Fern Olivia, participants will experience a tantric healing circle and a meditation that can be incorporated into their own practice and for their students, clients, events and retreat guests. We will also cover several mantra meditations that work fast to activate the thyroid and 5th chakra. These are powerful technologies that all practitioners should have in their toolkit.

The Next Level: Integrating Thyroid Yoga Teachings and Creating Programs and Partnerships That Will Expand Your Business & Prosperity

We all desire financial freedom and sustenance as we do our creative work in the world. Through nearly a half-decade of working with clients one-on-one, designing group programs, workshops and leading nearly two dozen retreats internationally Fern Olivia has created a guide for making your own business and practice financially sustainable. Participants will learn how to artfully create programs and partnerships that will stand out and bring abundance and financial liberation to their work as they authentically serve their community in a big way.

Introduction to Sat Nam Rasayan® Healing

In this workshop with Fern Olivia and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Charmaine Hamp, participants will be introduced to this ancient art which provides a profound experience of healing and relaxation. We will work in pairs to heal and be healed, relieving our stress, stabilizing our minds, and achieving a deep state of peace. A long relaxation with gong will be included.

“The awareness of the Sat Nam Rasayan® practitioner becomes transcendent and in the vastness of their consciousness, healing will happen. The state is a pure meditative absorption between the practitioner and the client, in the Divine.”

This Sat Nam Rasayan introductory workshop will give participants the background information to utilize Sat Nam Rasayan for their own healing work. We will practice meditations to increase your capacity to do SNR, and let you experience giving and receiving SNR under a knowledgeable teacher’s instruction.

Guru Jagat, Owner & Senior Kundalini Yoga Teacher at RA MA Institute, RA MA TV, RA MA Global

Invincible Living: High Caliber Practices for Creativity and Intuition

Invincible living gives you the energy, courage, and clarity to traverse the topography of your life with grace and depth. It doesn’t mean you won’t face trials and tribulations, but that when you do you are able to respond to them with compassion, creativity, and intuition. Guru Jagat leads a Kundalini Yoga and meditation intensive where you learn how the technology of this ancient practice can initiate significant changes in your life today. Through lectures, Kundalini Yoga kriyas, meditations and music, you will:

  • Learn yogic secrets for vitality and anti-aging. 
  • Practice self-healing, stress relief, and emotional balancing techniques.
  • Receive prosperity teachings.
  • Reprogram and recalibrate your life.

Guru Jagat's will teach you to create a daily practice that dramatically increases your energy, clears your mind, and brings more joy into your life. Invincible living is available to anyone at any level of yoga experience who wishes to benefit from these high-caliber practices.

Harmanjot Kaur, Lead Kundalini Teacher at The RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Sciences

Glandular Glow: A Complete Endocrine System Reboot

Give yourself a deep, lasting reboot to your endocrine system. Your glands are the basis for your health, energy, immunity, longevity, beauty and even your experience. When secreting at a ratio above or below your genetic need, biological deterioration, emotional flat-lining and energetic depression naturally occur. And on the flip-side, when your endocrine system releases at your genetically aligned rate, luminous health, authentic happiness and total energetic empowerment intrinsically set in. Formulated and refined over millennia, Kundalini Yoga is the most powerful physical/metaphysical system to adjust your total endocrinology in a way that is beyond pharmaceutical medication or herbal supplementation. In this class, you will use the most radiant and newest researched teachings, kriyas and meditations from Kundalini Yoga and Yogi Bhajan to put your glands into their unique working order for YOUR body.

Charmaine Hamp, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Birth Hypnotherapist & Love Alchemist

The Metaphysical Commonalities of Thyroid Imbalance

People react from either Victim or Victor mode, unless they are aware. If you are commonly asking yourself, “When is it my turn?”, or feeling like you never get to do what you want, these can be some of the common dysfunctional thyroid programs playing in the mind. Let's move beyond these old patterns and shift our internal repetitive dialogue and allow ourselves to be free and creative.

Dana James, MS, CND, CDN, Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

The Mathematics of Thyroid Health: Understanding Your Numbers and the Story They Tell

What if your thyroid numbers could hint at where the imbalance in your body is that is contributing to your symptoms, and then provide a portal for healing? That's exactly what they do. Bring your thyroid numbers, and I'll explain how to decipher them. With over ten years experience working with women with Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, I've seen complete reversal of thyroid imbalances, including my own Hashimoto's. We'll explore food, toxins, nutrient deficiencies, hormones, emotions and the gut microbiome. Live attendees in LA: Bring a thyroid panel that contains - TSH, TPO, free T4, free T3 and rTs.

Aunna Pourang, Physician, Yogini, and Author

Integrative Thyroid Healing: Western & Eastern Perspectives on Thyroid Disease and Healing

Millions of people are affected by thyroid disease worldwide. Most healthcare treatment takes a focus off the whole patient and deeper underlying causes of illness, which limits an individual's healing potential. During this workshop we will discuss integrative healing modalities that bring a more balanced approach to healing thyroid disease.

Jason Prall, Anti-Aging & Optimal Health Practitioner

Circadian Biology: Optimizing Your Internal Clock for a Whole-Body Approach to Improving Thyroid Function

Learn how to reset and balance your hormones naturally by synchronizing your internal clock. With an understanding of the key mechanisms that drive thyroid physiology, you'll be able to apply simple strategies throughout your day that allow your body to properly regulate thyroid hormone production on its own.

Phoebe Lapine, Gluten-Free Chef, Founder of Feed Me Phoebe, and Author of The Wellness Project

Thyroid Lifestyle Changes That Last: From Bathroom to Kitchen, Building New Healing Habits at Home

For the newly diagnosed, paving a path towards healing a chronic condition can often feel like turning your world upside down. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, chef and cookbook author Phoebe Lapine had to dramatically change the lens through which she saw, consumed and created food, which she chronicles in her forthcoming memoir, “The Wellness Project”. In this workshop, participants will learn which lifestyle changes really move the needle for thyroid-related autoimmunity, and sustainable ways to apply these habits at home over time. For students who are just beginning their healing journey, this class offers practitioners a clear action plan to help make the process more affordable, less overwhelming, and inclusive of life’s pleasures.

Tina Paymaster, Ayurvedic & EFT Practitioner, Emotional Eating Specialist

Ancient Wisdom That Heals: The Ayurvedic Approach To Healing The Thyroid and 5th Chakra

Ayurveda, a 5,000 year old system of medicine from India, understands that what is being manifested in the physical body is the result of disharmony on the more subtle levels of our being. By working with the qualities and energies of the five elements, applying the laws of nature and the holistic principles of Ayurveda, it is possible to once again come back to our true nature and experience optimal health. In this informative and empowering discussion with Ayurvedic and EFT Practitioner Tina Paymaster, we will explore the root causes of thyroid and fifth chakra imbalances and specific practices to bring the mind, body and spirit back into a state of optimal health and harmony.

Healing The 5th Chakra With EFT

Poor health and difficult emotions are signs that there are energetic imbalances occurring in the body. Human beings are 99.9% energy, therefore this is extremely important to understand when it comes to breaking through fears, limiting beliefs, pain or illness. When we feel good, this energy is free-flowing. When we experience negative symptoms, the energy flow has become trapped. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), a powerful, yet simple technique, combines the art of acupressure with psychotherapy and enables one to break through their deepest energetic blocks and restore proper flow to the mind, body and spirit. In this interactive workshop, Ayurvedic and EFT Practitioner Tina Paymaster will guide you through this technique so that you can release what’s holding you back from living the authentic, healthy and joyful life you desire.

Josefina Bashout, Holistic Healer, Mystic Practitioner, Akashic Record Practitioner, Empowerment Coach

Akashic Record and Shamanic Healing for the 5th Chakra

In this interactive talk, Josefina will discuss the healing powers of the Akashic Records and how we can use our records to heal ourselves, our emotions, and illuminate our lives. Working with our 5th chakra, we express our deepest truths and desires for living a radiant life. In this experience of on-the-spot guidance, the collective has an opportunity to hold sacred space for each other as Josefina reveals truths behind struggling issues facilitating soul-level healing. Through vulnerability we will get to the root of our issues and learn how those challenges have served us thus far as an evolutionary opportunity now ready to be released so we can step into personal freedom.

Ramesh Narine, Manual Therapist Specializing in Empowering Others Through Service 

Physical Manipulations of the Fifth Chakra: Hands on Self Massage to Release the Throat and Neck

Take a moment and consider how you sit in front of a computer… This example of modern life can create tension in the shoulders and neck but must it? Must we receive tension from our daily living?

Join Ramesh as he shares why form acquires tension through habit, why alignment is important in clear communication, with others and with ourselves and ways of releasing physical tension in the throat and neck. Leaving this interactive seminar, we will have a greater understanding of the throat’s tension patterns and simple practices to support releasing them.

Seeding Sovereignty: Sankalpa and the Self Communicating State

In our work with intention, there are moments of ideal connection, yet some deeper than others. What differentiates these moments is the seed from of our intention, yes, but also the soil that we plant it in.

Mammals have a unique pathway that allows them the ability to plant mindful suggestions directly into the nervous system. When we are in a fight or flight state, it is difficult for the body to receive these suggestions.

Learn practical ways of accessing the communicative potential of the throat chakra. Sit with Ramesh as he shares tangible practices for remaining present with experience from a place of relaxation and rest.

Megan Zimring, Certified Evolutionary Astrologer, Soul Empowerment Guide, Sound Healer

Evolutionary Astrology: A Journey of Self Expression Through The 12 Signs

During this interactive Astrological journey participants will explore the 12 signs of the Zodiac from the evolutionary perspective. We will examine the “why” (Karma) behind our soul level choices to incarnate under specific solar energetic signatures (sun signs) and learn how to work consciously (and practically) with each energy in order to become fully self-expressed. Participants will leave with deeper levels of self-understanding and clarity about how to make empowered choices that will support a lifetime of soulful evolution.

Adriana Rizzolo, Intuitive Healer, Yoga + Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master, and Bodyworker

Throat Chakra Cleanse: Safe to be You

Learn how to connect to the center for creativity and expression in your throat in ways that will offer safety and freedom for you to authentically share from your heart and soul. The soul voice takes work and practice but it's one of the most satisfying places to share from. We will use meditation, movement and chanting.

Sacred Sexuality: Unleashing Creative Potential

The energy of your sacral chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel transformation occurring within your body. It invites you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness. In a society where feelings are not valued and passions and emotional reactions are frowned upon, we get disconnected from our bodies and feelings. This will be a safe space to come together to connect to this wild and energetically sacred part of you. We will use meditation, movement and chanting.

Jessica Encell-Coleman, Transformational Workshop Guide and Radiant Empowerment Coach

The Magic of Human Connection

A heart opening micro-playshop based in the themes of connection, authenticity, intimacy, joy and presence, this experience is designed to spark deeper levels of community and connection among this tribe of passionate seekers and teachers. This experience is infused with authentic relating games, conscious loving practices and interactive activities designed to unite us with the abundance of love, interconnectedness, joy, and compassion that we can all share.

Cassandra Bodzak, Author and Mindful Cooking Show host of Eat with Intention TV & Holistic Wellness and Meditation Guide

Creating a Foundation for Expansion and Growing Your Business with Your Authentic Voice

Cassandra swears by two major things when it comes to growing a business and practice that you love. The first is creating a lifestyle that is a container for expansion through daily rituals and habits that support your highest expression and the second is speaking from your authentic truth so that the people you are meant to serve can really hear you. We will dive into both, providing you with the tools to design a life that can hold what you desire to create as well as how to gain the confidence and courage to authentically share your message.

Sadie Adams, Founder of Take Care Face & Body

Embodied Development: The Thyroid Gland as it Relates to Moving, Speaking and Holding Space

This interactive class will explore the movement and development of the upper arm bones and elbow joints as they relate to the thyroid gland, as well as the embryological points of origin and migratory path of the gland itself. Embodying aspects of our anatomy as consciousness can offer keys to understanding and working with our bodies, personalities and spirituality.