Yoga teachers, healers, therapists, and spiritual artists should study enlightenment to advance their spiritual awakening and better serve their students and clients. Enlightenment is also essential to our relationships, family, professional and social lives. 

Study & Practice


from beginner to advanced

We need to understand enlightenment better because we must strive for the truth of it, or we paradoxically settle illusions and delusions of enlightenment. This truth will empower us and set us free, even though it might not sit well with us initially. 

You can do this!

"Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate this and find [divinity] there." — Meister Eckhart (translated by Matthew Fox)

When you begin the Secret Life, you start by learning how to use declarations and affirmations to create intimacy, not through the imagination but direct awareness. Learning to live out of one's deepest self, the atman, while engaged in the grittiness of life, economics, relationships, and responsibilities, is challenging. However, when done with integrity, it is soul-fulfilling.

It takes ingenuity to recognize that Divine Presence is always there around us and inside us, especially during challenging circumstances. More importantly, it is essential to learn how to be in a continual relationship with this presence. None of us can afford to take our spirituality for granted, especially in these times.

The Secret Life is not a challenging program. It's as easy as pie, we might say. Yet, it lays the ground for deep and sophisticated methods of advanced mystical experience. This program will challenge you to recover your beginner mind, even if you are an advanced spiritual practitioner. It will help you take stock of how you go about seeking intimacy with the divine. The Secret Life will reveal to you how much your ego actually "Edges God Out." The late Wayne Dyer created this acronym for the word ego. The Secret Life teaches you a new acronym, to "Allow God's Engagement" with you, so you can "age" gracefully, secure in the awareness that you are never alone.

The 21-st century spiritual prototype is neither one of world negation nor the way of hedonistic indulgence. For the last 2500 years, spirituality has placed the solitary and celibate life on a pedestal, teaching that one must separate from the world, family, and society to become spiritual. The new vision of spirituality is to discover humanity within our divinity and vice versa. And then to use our talents in the service of the highest consciousness.

Although packed with inspirational content that will inspire deep thinking and practice, it is elastic teaching that adjusts to your spiritual awakening level. The method offered is contemporary while rooted in the tradition of classical mysticism inspired by St. John of the Cross, Kabir, St. Theresa of Avila, Tukaram, Rumi, Hafiz, and Gibran. Yet, it is practice. Our spiritual practice must be entrenched in pragmatism so that we "walk the spiritual path with practical feet," as the late Angeles Arien would put it. Equally important is that our spirituality needs to retain an aura of the magical and mystical. Our program offers the sum totality of all this.

Self-Study Monthly Subscription

Build up your spiritual awakening practice from beginner to advanced starting with an easy-to-do "90-second" technique.

4 Monthly Payments



Study spiritual enlightenment, be inspired by the Upanishads, apply yourself daily with practice, and discover the difference of living in the enlightened state for yourself.


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Not only do you receive a 33% discount on all four months for this program, but you receive a 30-minute private orientation with Russill via Zoom video to customize your approach personally.


Already have a strong meditation practice and feel knowledgeable about what we're talking about? Begin with our advanced 10-day online intensive. You will also gain access to all modules of the Secret Life.


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Although we all know a lot about prayer and meditation, the purpose of the Secret Life is to lovingly challenge us to rediscover our relationship with the divine with renewed authenticity. The Secret Life delivers!

Core Curriculum: 5 Modules

The five essential modules that teach the practice.

Going Beyond Meditation: Discover deeper qualities in consciousness beyond the methods and techniques of standard meditation practices.

Intimacy with the Divine: Learn to tap into the directness of spiritual experience through sacred declarations that immediately foster a sense of familiarity with the Divine.

The Eternal in Daily Life: Learn how to use your sacred declarations while engaging in everyday activities to deepen your sense of intimacy with the Divine.

48 Hrs to Enlightenment: Dedicate a relaxed weekend to cultivate an intense spiritual practice of intimacy with Divine Presence while doing life as usual.

Quest For Ultimate Reality: Connect English phrases to classic sacred utterances in the Upanishads to relate to lofty experiences in human history.


We are thrilled to be developing and adding brand new curriculum for the Secret Life to appeal to Yoga practitioners and teachers, as well as anyone interested in the classic scriptures of enlightenment. We focus essentially on The Upanishads, the first official scripture on the planet that attests to the reality of spiritual awakening in human consciousness.

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The Secret Life in our challenging times of the pandemic.

Atman, Brahman, Purusha: Understand the inner life in the context of the tremendous spiritual awakening found in the Upanishads by exploring the relationship between these three key terms. 

The Essence Of Yoga: This bonus module offers hours of recordings from a complete weekend retreat on The Essence of Yoga. This retreat was to explore three primary yogic scriptures: Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Sutras to tap the essence of Yoga.

Exploring Enlightenment: A new module offering insights into how we can cultivate everyday enlightenment. We use the Secret Life's methods while being informed by the Upanishads' lofty spiritual teachings.

"I've had moments throughout my day when everything seems like spirit and spirituality … just from uttering the declarations in this program … very powerful and awesome. Even before I get out of bed. I feel the energy of blessing on my skin in the shower… it all feels full of the Presence of a blessing! A feeling of warmth and comfort, a sense of belonging and that all is right in the universe. But there is a deeper, underlying stream of energy also happening. I love how the most seemingly simple and subtle practices are really the most profound. Thank-you!"

Stephani Doherty
Yoga Teacher and Banker

"One of the major breakthroughs has been a shift in consciousness that has allowed me to move towards wholeness and to recognize the parts of myself that are broken and that need to be healed."

University Adminstrator

"I’m living a much more centered life. The first “thing” that comes to mind when waking during the night or in the morning is connecting with Other. The last “thing” when dropping off to sleep is the same. The connection has become constant."

National Parks Supervisor