Tiffany Murray is an internationally recognized Conscious Wellbeing Lifestyle Instructor. She has been formally trained and mentored by some of the world’s top leading experts in Meditation, Ayurveda, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Conscious Choice-making, Non-violent Communication, Emotional Healing, Awareness Training Techniques and Executive Wellbeing.
Upon certification, Tiffany was invited to serve as a Lead Vedic Master Instructor for Deepak Chopra’s signature Perfect Health Program at The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, teaching and consulting thousands of guests from around the world the practical application of ancient wisdom healing techniques. Known for her high profile discernment and engaging teaching style, she was appointed as the Chopra Center’s Special Guest Educator, privately teaching some of the world’s most renowned public figures, artists and business executives. She also served as an educating team member for the Chopra Center’s elite Workplace Wellbeing Program and has been instrumental in the development of Chopra Center University courseware.
In 2012, she teamed up with master teacher, author and leading mind-body wellness expert davidji. Together, they launched davidji sweetspot productions, a multimedia organization that offers wellness education, radio programming, guided meditations, CD’s, books, worldwide workshops and teacher training certifications. She is also a davidji certified Master of Wisdom Meditation Teacher and serves as a guest speaker at davidji events.
Reigniting her passion for one-on-one self-discovery, she created Rock Your Veda–connecting modern day wellness seekers with the science of their unique mind-body nature. Using the knowledge–and power–of ancient wisdom healing traditions, she finds immense joy in artfully crafting experiential explorations for individuals to learn how to take the edge out of stress, achieve higher levels of productivity, promote longevity and obtain a deeper sense of inner peace. She respectfully considers her guiding role as a teacher to be one of life’s greatest services.
We all have a story, but here’s mine.
Prior to being a soul diver on the wellness path, I spent many years balancing two major life roles–single motherhood and working in the world of editorial and film production.
The art of storytelling is one of my greatest life passions–any art form for that matter–and for a while there, I was living the dream. It was a remarkable life chapter that I hold tremendous gratitude for, but with every path comes both the light and the dark. The childlike sparkle that once fueled my creative spirit was fading into an unfamiliar yearning for something more meaningful.
I have always been a fearless flyer and, for me, thriving in the face of the unknown had been a part of the thrill of it all. But for the first time in my life, I felt weighted by the challenges instead of motivated by them and this newfound unfamiliarity was merging from a far deeper and more restless place.
I was experiencing the beginnings of what I now call my first “life-crisis”. The absence of clarity, purpose and work life balance was a depleting combination. I was existing within the juxtapositional pull of wanting to leap into making dramatic changes and fighting the responsibility of adhering to the the path that I had chosen…and created. The external expectations were all too consuming and the toxicity of unmanaged fight-flight stress was layering quickly–emotionally and physically. I was chasing an illusion.
My days became peppered with the typical reactive stress responses–short tempered judgements, frustration, anger, regrets, resentments–that, in time, would show up in the “shut down” forms of circulating battles with depression, anxiety, insomnia, co-dependency escapism, unhealthy personal relationships and large doses of self-sabotage. All leading me closer to dis-ease and all running and ruining my life. Not my shining moment.
I had yet to recognize this period as a opportune time for a conscious reset–to stop, hold up the mirror and come up with the creative solutions that would nourish my needs. I was operating in overwhelm-overdrive and the hamster wheel cycle was preventing me from being an active participant in the creation of my life vision. I had never been turned on to the awareness tools that assist one in powering up and grooving with–instead of against–the inevitable obstacles. And I have since come to understand the significant role that stillness plays in accomplishing just that…with grace and ease.
By asking myself (unknowingly at the time) the big life questions–who am I, what do I want, what is my purpose–I had already begun setting the subconscious wheels in motion. And what a ride it has been…
“When the student is ready, the master appears.” –Buddhist Proverb
This story has a happy beginning. My self-sabotaging tendencies became a blessing in disguise. I blew my life up, quit the biz, moved to a quiet-breezy-coastal town and eventually followed the signs that led me to landing a gig at The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Divine intervention? Destiny? Fate? Call it what you will…I’m just grateful that it happened when it did.
I closed my eyes (often), took the leap within (many, in fact) and learned how to trust in the guidance of my inner voice again. The net always appeared–even if it did take on unexpected forms–and the shifts have once again become welcomed challenges filled with mystery and wonder. When you ask and are able to listen for the answers, you truly shall receive the clarity it takes to consciously move forward…with eyes wide open.
I fully immersed myself in intense study, participated in a plethora of experiential and self-healing modalities and was encouraged by my mentor and teacher to follow the path of Vedic Mastery. Upon certification, I turned my attention towards a life of service–getting out of my head (and way) and directly into the heartfelt guidance of teaching others. This dynamic shift in life purpose–and perception–has reignited my internal compass and I am once again illuminated.
These teachings have had an epic impact on my life. Make them your own, and they will highlight the best of you. Along with the many other stories that I have been fortunate to cross paths with, I have witnessed–first hand–the unveiling of my own AWE-inspiring transformation. And the true beauty of it all is that I’m still me…just a more balanced, present and vibrant version. A better mother, better human BEing. Heart open, mind expanded, foundation strong and dancing wildly to the rhythms of my empowered freedom…and wellbeing.
Be well. Stay wild. Live free. Love hard. Rock on.