Noor Ibrahim Guiding Healing Journeys Through Inner-Work and Meditation

Be the Light Noor

Who is Noor?

“My Name is Noor Ibrahim, I’m a human being curious about the human condition (why we do what we do, and why we feel the way we feel), movement, psychology, health and healing.”

Energy & Wellness 

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“I am a Trauma Healing Facilitator, a Certified Meditation Teacher, a 200 hr Certified Yoga Teacher, and a Reiki Practitioner. I have been heavily focused recently on my signature Chakra Yoga Classes and leading healing circles. The Yoga classes delve into exploring the body’s energy centers, what they’re responsible for, how to identify when they’re imbalanced, and how to work towards opening them and healing them.”

Healing circles

“The healing circles focus on various topics like Inner Child Wounds, Chakra Healing, learning about our yin (feminine) and yang(masculine) energies (yes, we’ve all got them, regardless of our gender), healing the heart, etc. These circles guide participants towards delving deeply into their inner-worlds, identifying the places where awareness, compassion, and healing is required, and helps guide them forward on their healing journeys. Every circle ends with a meditation that is relevant to the topic of focus. 

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I’m currently working through a course focused on understanding and integrating Trauma with Dr. Gabor Maté, one of the most renowned practitioners in the field of Trauma. Alongside that, I am also enrolled in a Trauma Informed Coaching program to help me expand the tools in my tool box so I can be of more service to my clients. Aside from wellness, I’m also a communication designer by degree, and an Adjunct Instructor at the American University in Cairo (AUC).”

Back To First steps

“The first yoga class I ever attended was almost 10 years ago. It was right after a pretty strong workout at the gym. My cousin suggested we join the Hatha Yoga class before leaving, and I thought to myself “yeah sure, let’s stretch” – HA! Jokes on me! I had NO CLUE what I was getting myself into.

At the time I was neck deep in a very abusive relationship, which led me to develop a very large ego that didn’t accept ever “looking” weak, so when I entered the yoga class and it kicked by booty, my ego felt SO BRUISED. I had just gone through a weight training for champs prior to this class, so I was so confused as to why Yoga was so hard. I was so uncomfortable because it showed me how weak and fragile I was, because that was my internal state that I consciously and consistently tried to mask with my strong tough-girl exterior. I swore yoga off.”

A journey towards oneself 

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“As I found the courage to leave the relationship I was in, I also began my journey towards self-love, self-study, and healing. Years later I became very interested in breathwork and the incredible power it holds in terms of unlockocking the body’s range of motion, signaling the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the body down, and help us develop and increase our self-awareness. It is the fascination with breathwork that led me to Yoga, and yoga philosophy, which taught me that I was practicing yoga long before I started Asana (posture/movement on the mat). “

The Union of Yoga

Yoga, which means union of Mind, Body, and Soul, is about so much more than movement. In fact, Asana is only 1 of the 8 limbs of Yoga. I felt deeply connected to the practice of Yoga the more I delved into the philosophy, self-study, and Yoga’s emphasis on turning inward, doing the inner-work. It merged really well with my interests in cognitive psychology and my curiosity about the Human Condition and Conditioning.”

Obstacles- A Mental Construct 

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“Honestly, nothing outside of me. My biggest obstacle in life has always been my own consistency. But that challenge has yet to take over since I stepped into the world of wellness and holistic healing. I have been able to learn from some of the most incredible teachers and mentors all over the world because of the internet. Our obstacles are usually in our minds. A mental construct. I LOVE guiding people through meditations where they learn to identify the tricks of their minds.”

“That recognition and knowledge is the key to profound shifts in perspectives, and tremendous growth.”

The Source of Inspiration

“LIFE! Nature inspires my meditations profoundly. Also, I’m like a sponge, always eager and ready to learn. This keeps me constantly inspired and motivated.”

The Role of Passion

“Oh, my goodness! I’m passionate about ALL THINGS. Passion guides me in every way. Some of these passions are teaching, movement, dance, healing, and learning.”

The Beauty of positive impacts

“I’m always humbled by the profound impact that people I work with/attend my sessions reflect back to me. I don’t think there is anything more important to me than to extend the things I’ve learned along the way to others. I’ve watched people grow out of the incredibly negative habits they once had. I’ve seen people commit to their yoga and meditation practice for months and seen first-hand how much impact it has had on their lives, relationships and work.

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I have experienced people get aha-moments when they learnt about their Chakras, and energy polarities. They finally understand that their body and energy are constantly communicating with them, trying to show them what they need to find balance or heal. What we do together helps them learn this language; to guide them through learning that is everything, and to watch as they take that and work on their own healing is absolutely incredible.”

Advice for Every Reader.

The most important relationship you are ever going to have is with yourself. We haven’t been taught the importance of getting to know ourselves with kindness and compassion. If I have one piece of advice for anyone, it would be to do the work, and heal.

“Heal so that you can hear what is being said without the filter of your wounds.” -Dr. Thelma

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