Alpha Female Friday – Aleysha Derksen

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Definition of an Alpha Female

An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony.

She is the brightest star in her constellation.  When an Alpha Female stays true to their authentic selves and their missions they shine.  An Alpha Female puts herself first because she deserves self-care and love. She knows that work/life harmony is found by staying true to your priorities and what makes you happy. She is never complacent about striving for better and nurtures relationships with all the people in her life.

Welcome To The Show Aleysha Derksen!

Aleysha Derksen is a hands-on yoga teacher who loves to lead a strong and intentional flow. She is a full-time teacher, with firm roots in the Ottawa yoga community and a connection to her students. Aleysha’s classes are fun, dynamic and progressive, weaving the physical practice with spiritual teachings and inspiration centered around a focus or theme. Aleysha loves to teach inversion workshops, host international retreats and connect with the global community of yogis. She is the co-founder of Yoga Adventure Retreats and the In Alignment School of Yoga which hosts a yearly 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in beautiful Bali!

You can find her over at and learn about the 200-hour In Alignment Yoga Teacher Training.

What is your favourite quote?

“Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.” – Eckhart Tolle

What is your definition of happiness?

Happiness to me is not so much a tangible emotion as much as it is an underlying sense of ease. It is the feeling of being in alignment with the flow of life. Happiness stems from the awareness of the connection between yourself and the entire world around you. When you are aware of that intricate connection and trust that life is always happening for you, not to you, everything gets easier. I feel the most connected and at ease when I spend time in nature with my dogs. That to me is always a reminder of how simple it can be to find happiness every day.

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