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Meet Fern Olivia Langham of Thyroid Yoga® and Ajai Alchemy in Venice

Today we’d like to introduce you to Fern Olivia Langham.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My own journey in healing from a Hashimoto’s hypothyroid condition has been my initiation into being inspired to serve others and contribute my own wisdom to elevate the collective. I’ve combined my education in Biomedical Engineering with the ancient healing modalities of Kundalini Yoga, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Essential Oils, and Reiki to create a unique method of healing, inspired by my own journey and awakening.

For nearly a decade, I battled against my body and the horrible discomfort of chronic congestion, puffiness, brain fog, constipation, food allergies, and severe stomach irritability. After I graduated from college, I thought I was living the American Dream when I landed a swanky desk job at a prestigious investment bank in New York City. However, the 14-hour days felt like anything but that. I often experienced vertigo when staring at my computer and starting getting daily migraines that I took Excedrin for regularly. I’d also pop a Zyrtec with my Synthroid before my cereal and soy milk each morning to clear my stuffy nose. I still felt awful. Little did I know at the time, I was doing it all wrong.

I knew the corporate banking world wasn’t my path, but I didn’t know that there was any alternative. I was making money but spending it all on my health because I was so sick. I felt miserable in my body, but worse than that; powerless, because I didn’t know how to heal.

Once I started listening to my inner wisdom and the vast knowledge I had collected from my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, I began tapping into my inner medicine woman. Yoga was the catalyst for this awakening. Everything I ate, the relationships I associated with, my daily habits and routines all changed. I started to really love and appreciate myself on a deep level – it felt good to be in my own skin! Truly revolutionary.

When I started to become attuned to the incredible healing potential of nature’s medicine cabinet, I became intrigued. I started experimenting with essential oils and was astounded by how effectively they brought me back into balance and cleared up the symptoms I had been struggling with for so long. Every morning, I began applying essential oils to my thyroid (base of neck) and adrenals (lower back) as well as the thyroid and adrenal reflexology points on my feet. In the evenings, I began applying the oils to the bottoms of my feet, massaging my feet with essential oils and coconut oil on the thyroid and parathyroid points. The changes in how I was feeling was colossal!

From this realization, Ajai Alchemy was born. It has been a dream come true to share the synergistic healing power of plants, combined with yoga and mindfulness practices, to elevate and empower generations!

I’ve taken all the powerful tools I’ve collected over the years through my own healing journey to inspire those suffering with a thyroid disease to become empowered and feel radiant again. The inaugural Thyroid Yoga® practitioner training was successfully completed at RA MA Institute in Los Angeles and Pure Yoga in New York, and I continue to certify practitioners online, globally. It is a dream come true to give the gift of confidence to share my deep knowledge of eastern and western modalities and help my students to tap into their own intuitive healing power, creating a tremendous ripple effect in the world.

Has it been a smooth road?
Being a bootstrapping entrepreneur has its challenges, for sure! Anything from not feeling like I am accomplishing all that I want to accomplish in a day, to self-funding and putting all my savings into my work, it’s been a test of my grit. Every day, I realize that yes, I was made for this. Every time I experience a lost order or overdue invoice, I breathe and remind myself that the sweet victories are on the way. Thanks to a brilliant team of mentors and industry leaders who have served as my advisors, I feel equipped to handle these difficult moments with grace.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Thyroid Yoga® and Ajai Alchemy story. Tell us more about the business.
I am an internationally recognized teacher, speaker and influencer on the power of integrative medicine, yoga, and holistic lifestyle practices. I’ve combined my education in Biomedical Engineering with my studies in yoga and integrative nutrition to create media, content and products inspired by the lack of western medical knowledge about holistic lifestyle practices for hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and autoimmune conditions.

Thyroid Yoga® (www.thyroid.yoga) artfully infuses wisdom from western and eastern medical perspectives to create a total healing approach and we have been endorsed by leading medical doctors as a proven way to help restore thyroid function and balance hormones.

In addition to teaching, retreats, events and speaking on the topics of holistic health and self-expression, my thyroid course is a best-seller on MindBodyGreen and I train wellness leaders and practitioners in Thyroid Yoga®, now available internationally.

I am also the founder of Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone-balancing and aphrodisiac benefits. We are sold in Erewhon Market, ModelFIT, Pause Float Studio, and Renew Juicery, as well as online on our e-commerce site www.ajaialchemy.com

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I’m excited to see even more collaboration with wellness leaders and entrepreneurs. We are all realizing that together we are stronger and have an even greater impact. I also see the marketing power of influencers to partner with brands and organizations to provide authentic storytelling and media, which I personally love!

Pricing:

  • One-on-one Thyroid Yoga® Session in Los Angeles – $250/hour.

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