Stories of Astonishing Light with KJ Nasrul

Surrender With Wonder | Yasmin Afrazeh

September 13, 2021 Yasmin Afrazeh Season 3 Episode 53
Stories of Astonishing Light with KJ Nasrul
Surrender With Wonder | Yasmin Afrazeh
Show Notes

When was the last time you experienced divine play? "Lila" is a Sanskrit word used in Hinduism and yogic philosophy, loosely translated as "play", and "delight in the moment." Today's new episode explores these concepts and is the first interview of a new mini-series: Astonishing WOC Healers. KJ will share conversations held with healers, social activists and educators who are Women of Color. 

Meet Yasmin Afrazeh, a Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, Radiant Child-trained Children’s Yoga teacher and Therapeutic Art Life Coach. She is the founder of House of Lila, a space for children to learn mindfulness through Kundalini Yoga and expressive arts including movement and storytelling.

House of Lila grew from Yasmin's vision to help children preserve their natural wisdom and radiance, and regain their inherent state of being--of joy, awareness, creativity.  Spanning across Persia and Australia and solo road trips within the badlands of Montana, KJ and Yasmin recall the lessons on how to wholly surrender with wonder. 


  1.  We already know what to do. We have innate wisdom within . 
  2.  House of Lila could be a  mantra and lifestyle. "Lila" means "to divinely play".  Hold the space for delight and embrace the outcome of fluid, creative energy. 
  3.  Are we missing opportunities for living in the present? We’re always planning the next step,  doing instead of being
  4. Our natural state is joy, lightness, innocence and possibility. Observe and admire children, as they are the most wonderful teachers.  Admire their freedom, and their wild imagination. They remind us, Everything's possible. 
  5. Bow into service, of something greater than us.  “I am a small part. I am held. I am fine.” 

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Episode Mentions: 

  • Website:
  • Instagram: @house.of.lila
  • Poem:  Inquire Within by In-Q
  • Ad and show background music: Original piano compositions by  KJ Nasrul 
  • Intro  & Outro music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World 

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