Neelama Eyres’ vision, passion, and joy revolve around assisting people on their journeys of “remembering who they are.” Her background includes a B.A. in Comparative Religion, the study of Eastern spirituality and Western psychology, leading meditation and yoga retreats, facilitating seminars and training workshops, counseling homeless people, teaching children, coaching men, women, and couples, and authoring a book.
Neelama’s training began in 1995, in direct hands-on sessions with students in personal growth intensives. Since 1998, she has worked in the field of personal transformation in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as a life coach, facilitator, and trainer in transformational workshops—now under the umbrella of Inner Journey Seminars, a not-for-profit organization of which she is co-founder.
In 2000, Neelama co-created Journey into Love, a relationship workshop for singles and couples. This was followed in 2001 by her creation of Body Embraced, a workshop for women, born of her desire to transform the body-discontent that most women experience into an opportunity for profound growth. In 2004, she co-created Devotion: Calling The Beloved a spiritual retreat focused on discovering, experiencing, and deepening one’s personal connection to The Divine.
In parallel, during 2000-2006, Neelama studied under Faisal Muquaddin the Diamond Logos Work, acquiring a unique blend of psychological and spiritual techniques to help people access their true nature and inherent essential/spiritual states. And, in an extended retreat at the Osho Ashram in Pune, India, Neelama was initiated into Sannyas, in a ritual symbolizing the longing and commitment to live a life devoted to meditation and awakening.
Neelama’s extensive travels throughout Southeast Asia and India have given her an extraordinary depth of experience in Eastern spirituality which, like her extensive studies of Western traditions, is reflected in all her work.
In 2008, Neelama trained with Dr. Brian Weiss in Past Life Regression Therapy, a therapeutic technique which equipped her to help people resolve traumas from early childhood and former lifetimes, so they can live their full purpose and potential. She has also studied the Family Constellation work as well as somatic approaches to healing, both of which have informed the work she does with people in her workshops and in her coaching. Neelama has a private coaching practice in Novato, CA and works with people on the phone, in person or via skype.
Neelama considers the most important gift and transformative experience of her life to have been the raising of an incredible being, named Kai.
“Giving Birth and Entering Motherhood have been the most profound passage on my life’s journey. Becoming a mother is teaching me what it truly means to surrender … if only for a moment. I have been humbled time and again by my human limitations, and have discovered that the source of unconditional love does not live within the bounds of my ego but, rather, must be called forth from another place entirely. Kai has shown me the door to my own heart, and helped me to walk through it countless times.”