imagine your future self asked you to go on an adventure to understand the full capacity of your unlimited power, redefine freedom, and create a reality, with ease, where imagination becomes tangible and miracles are the currency of existence.

would you do it?


Let's go soul exploring!

Let's nurture our inner child!

Let's redefine true freedom!

Let's cultivate magical transformation!

Let's experiment with the liberal arts and astrology!

Let's contribute to a supportive and passionate community of creatives and explorers!


The Choose Your Adventure (CYA) Course is a high-touch, all-inclusive, community-centered experience designed to use the knowledge of the world and oneself to understand how to harness unlimited power and change, create, and connect to feel more free than ever before!

who is it for?













Keep reading to see how easy and fun it will be learn all of this and more in only 14 weeks!

introducing the

Choose Your Adventure

(CYA) Course

is this you?

Are you done with the burnout?

Are you done with playing small?

Are you done hiding parts of yourself?

Are you ready to shine brighter than ever before and effortlessly make a deep impact on yourself, your community, and the world or (at least willing to be ready)?

If this is you, you are in the right place. I am so happy that we have found each other! 

The revolution is here!

We are ready to be our best and brightest selves to enjoy terrifying aliveness. 

If we haven’t officially met yet, hi it's Laura Alyn here! 

I am a scholar, author, and astrologer. I have spent the last 10+ years researching how people learn, what makes them excited to learn, and why they are inherently creative beings who desire freedom. I did this by:

  • Pepperdine University, Psychology BA, Mathematics Minor,

  • University of San Diego, Master's in Education: Instruction and Curriculum Design,

  • Claremont Graduate University, Doctorate in Philosophy: Education Policy, Reform, Evaluation, and Learning Culture; Religion and Gender Studies Concentration,

  • Educator (Public School Teacher & Private Tutor) for 10+ years.

    I have spent my life enjoying every single subject. I love learning a little of everything. As a doctorate student, I focused on the liberal arts, why they’re dying, and how to save them. 

    The world of the subconscious, where our dreams (both the goal-kind and the sleep-kind) live, is the astral realm. By slowing down and allowing my shadow side to come out, I taught myself how to access the astral realm in the conscious state. There, I am an explorer, a creator, and a historian. I have been deep in this realm for the last 3 years, though there, it feels a lot longer!

    I have learned so much! You can listen to my documentation of it on my first ever podcast Grounded Spirits. You can read the beginning of the journey, told as though it were fiction, in my book, Monterai: Passage through Water. I also wrote guided journals to help others navigate this realm. 

    Now, I am ready to introduce a program that combines these two worlds (a.k.a. our inner and outer selves) to make us all revolutionaries, masterminds, and alchemists. The CYA Course is the program! Keep reading!!

    So, if you feel like your mind, body, and spirit are constantly at battle, you are hesitant in pursuing other passions, and/or your freedom needs aren’t being fulfilled, please keep reading, you may have just found where you belong. ✨

Why the CYA Course

In the ancient world, people learned for the sake of learning. Curiosity led the way; rather than acquiring skills for a job. The discoveries made in this time set the foundation for everything we know today. But what do we, on an individual level, really know today? We have become so specialized that we don't understand other fields/industries; much less other perspectives.

The CYA Course creates the structure for you to take your specialty and expand upon it. How? By experimenting with the liberal arts and astrology to reactivate that passion to learn like we had when we were kids. Astrology gives us that structure to go deep inside (microcosm), while the Liberal Arts (humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts, and formal sciences) provides the structure for reaching the ends of the universe (macrocosm).

No matter what industry you are coming from you will see it in a new way. You will be able to take your lens of the world and shift it drastically to be able to turn that full potential within yourself into boundless power, while redefining true freedom, and creating a reality where imagination becomes tangible and miracles are the currency of existence. It is possible.

Imagine discovering something new every day, whether it be about yourself or another, you feel connected in a new unforeseen way. We don't know what we don't know, right? But then being able to use that passion to create a life beyond your wildest dreams.

Imagine learning about something new that connects you closer to your inner child. By nurturing your inner child, you feel a terrifying aliveness that pushes you into your highest timeline. Yes, it's scary but you have your higher self, supporting you and connecting you to a community that makes you feel safe.

Imagine being able to connect with friends, loved ones, clients, and others because you now know a little bit more about their perspective or industry. These relationships will only get stronger and cultivate more growth within you; all leading to a life of ultimate fulfillment. Plus, everyone is a reflection of you and your relationship with God (Spirit/Universe) so by connecting to others, you are connecting deeper to yourself and the divine.

This program is for you if:

  • You are driven and committed to personal transformation and growth.

  • You have a strong desire to expand your knowledge and explore new ideas.

  • You want to learn more about astrology and how it can guide your life OR to see it with a new lens.

  • You thrive in a supportive and accountable group environment.

  • You want to collaborate with minds outside of your industry to influence a wider audience.

  • You are a professional ready to view your field with a new lens.

  • You can't wait to make lifelong connections with fellow students who share your passion.

  • You enjoy engaging in discussions and sharing your thoughts with like-minded individuals.

  • You value guidance and mentorship from industry experts.

  • You are eager to continue learning beyond the course and participate in ongoing coaching seminars.

  • You are open-minded and ready to embrace different perspectives and insights.

  • You are excited to get inspired and expand your horizons through gaining a broad wealth of knowledge.

This program is not for you if:

  • You are not interested in personal growth or self-discovery.

  • You prefer a solitary learning experience without engaging in discussions or group activities.

  • You are not open-minded to the potential influence of astrology in personal development.

  • You do not value education.

  • You do not thrive in a structured and accountable environment.

  • You are not willing to actively participate or share your thoughts and feedback.

  • You don't believe that learning breeds endless opportunities.

  • You prefer a hands-off approach without direct access to mentors or experts.

  • You are not interested in learning for the sake of learning and have no interest in learning beyond the duration of the course.

  • You are resistant to new ideas and different perspectives.

  • You do not prioritize building connections or forming friendships with other program participants.


Unlike other courses, the Choose Your Adventure Course, is formatted just like a choose-your-own-adventure game. We provide scenarios, activities, and content to inform your decisions each week. Within the game, you can create your alter ego, make choices that shape your character, and reveal insights about your true self. By doing so, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you while enjoying the fun and excitement of the game. This format provides a safe space to explore your inner and outer world without fear or guilt, enabling you to delve into your soul and uncover hidden truths about yourself and the universe.

Week #1: Connecting the Body

Astrology: Aries, 1st, Mars

Liberal Arts: Political Science, Health and Wellness

Week #2: Connecting the Spirit

Astrology: Taurus, 2nd house, Venus

Liberal Arts: Environmental Science, Decorative Arts

Week #3: Connecting the Mind

Astrology: Gemini, 3rd house, Mercury

Liberal Arts: Communications, Interdisciplinary Studies

Week #4: Nurturing the Body

Astrology: Cancer, 4th house, Moon

Liberal Arts: Human Behavior, Culinary Arts

Week #5: Nurturing the Spirit

Astrology: Leo, 5th house, Sun

Liberal Arts: Performing Arts, Life Science

Week #6: Nurturing the Mind

Astrology: Virgo, 6th house, Mercury

Liberal Arts: Social Sciences, Mathematics

Week #7: Elevating the Body

Astrology: Libra, 7th house, Venus

Liberal Arts: Human Relationships, Physical Art/Fashion

Week #8: Elevating the Spirit

Astrology: Scorpio, 8th house, Pluto

Liberal Arts: Evolution of the Mind, Body and Soul, Literary and Folk Arts

Week #9: Elevating the Mind

Astrology: Sagittarius, 9th house, Jupiter

Liberal Arts: Philosophy, History

Week #10: Fulfilling the Body

Astrology: Capricorn, 10th house, Saturn

Liberal Arts: Business, Natural Science

Week #11: Fulfilling the Mind

Astrology: Aquarius, 11th house, Saturn, Uranus

Liberal Arts: Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Computer Science

Week #12: Fulfilling the Soul

Astrology: Pisces, 12th house, Neptune 

Liberal Arts: Arts, Media, And Cultural Studies, Visual Arts

Week #13: Overview of the Liberal Arts & Astrology

Astrology: Overview of all the zodiac signs, planets and houses and how they come together

Liberal Arts: Overview of all the subjects and skills that you learned and how they come together

Week #14: How to step into the revolutionary, mastermind, and alchemist role

Astrology: Wrap up how to use your birth charts to truly become revolutionaries, masterminds, and alchemists

Liberal Arts: Next steps on how to publish your creations that you'll be making through the course (publish your book(s) or get your art into galleries, etc..).

time commitment

By dedicating a minimum of 3 hours a week to this program, you'll be on your way to discovering new aspects of your inner and outer world for ultimate transformation.

Hour #1 will be dedicated to reviewing content covering the liberal arts subjects and zodiac sign, house and planet of the week. The content may be in audio form, video form, pdf workbooks, slideshows, etc..

Hour #2, you'll engage in various scenarios, activities, and reflections to enhance your learning. These exercises are designed to give you opportunities to apply the acquired knowledge in your creative endeavors (i.e. your book, your art, etc..).

Hour #3 will be spent connecting with other participants, the professor, and leading industry experts! This will be done through the accountability group, astrology groups, office hours, industry expert seminars, Q&A sessions, and group coaching workshops.

The course is designed to give a broad overview of the liberal arts and astrology. Future courses will dig deeper. During the course, if you ever want to dig deeper on any of the subjects, there will always be extra recommended readings, additional videos, meditations, and more each week. Of course, this would expand beyond the minimum 3 hours a week but will be beneficial nonetheless.

Get ready to transform your life in just 14 weeks with our amazing course!

CYA Community

Get ready to become a part of an incredible community at ILA Institute!

You'll be joining a group of passionate individuals who are all on a journey of transformation and personal growth. Our platform provides a welcoming space for you to connect with like-minded students and engage in stimulating discussions. With dedicated discussion forums accompanying each video, activity, and scenario, you'll have endless opportunities to share your thoughts, opinions, and feedback.

At ILA Institute, we believe in catering to your unique needs. That's why we sort students into astrology groups based on your sun, moon, and rising signs, creating a personalized experience for everyone. Additionally, we offer a small accountability group to provide support and ensure your success throughout the course.

One of the highlights of being part of our community is having access to meet one-on-one with Laura during her office hours. You'll have direct access to her expertise, guidance, and mentorship, adding immense value to your learning journey.

To further enhance your learning experience, we bring in industry-leading experts who provide extra seminars on various topics. Their insights and expertise will enrich your understanding and help you gain a broader perspective.

Laura also holds monthly Q&A sessions.This interactive opportunity ensures that you receive the support and clarification in a group setting to further spread knowledge. This is your opportunity to get questions answered that you may have not even thought about!

We don't want your growth to end when the course does. That's why you'll have unlimited access to all CYA course materials forever! We also offer lifetime access to our monthly group coaching workshops, some of which even take place in person, where we dive even deeper into our boundless power as revolutionaries, masterminds, and alchemists.

Get excited to be a part of our community, where you'll not only gain inner and outer knowledge but also make lifelong friends who share your passion for growth and self-discovery. We can't wait to welcome you!

CYA Benefits

Benefits of the CYA Course:

  • Transformation: This program offers you the opportunity to embark on a transformative journey, breaking free from limiting beliefs and discovering your true potential. You'll experience personal growth on multiple levels and witness positive changes in various aspects of your life.

  • Knowledge Expansion: You will gain a wealth of knowledge through comprehensive course materials, seminars, and discussions, allowing you to broaden your understanding and perspectives.

  • Inner Child Connection: Through this course, you will form a deeper connection with your inner child. By understanding and nurturing this aspect of yourself, you can heal past wounds, tap into your creativity, and embrace a sense of joy and playfulness that will enrich your life.

  • Sense of Freedom: As you release self-imposed limitations and embrace personal growth, you'll experience a newfound sense of freedom. This freedom allows you to express yourself authentically, make choices aligned with your true desires, and live life on your own terms, without the hustle and grind and the stress they bring.

  • Supportive Community: You'll join a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about personal development, providing a supportive network for learning, collaboration, and lifelong connections.

  • Enhanced Vitality: Through the program, you'll reignite your passion for life and feel more alive. By embracing personal transformation, you'll tap into a wellspring of energy, enthusiasm, and zest for life that will invigorate your everyday experiences.

  • Balance and Inner Peace: This course equips you with practical strategies to find balance amidst a busy life. You'll learn techniques for managing stress, cultivating mindfulness, and creating harmony in all areas of your life. As a result, you'll experience a greater sense of inner peace and well-being.

  • Happiness and Joy: By uncovering your true self and aligning with your passions, you'll discover a pathway to genuine happiness. The program provides tools and guidance to help you cultivate happiness from within, leading to a more fulfilling and joyful existence.

  • Overcoming Fears: You will uncover the root causes of your fears and gain valuable tools and techniques to overcome them. With newfound confidence and resilience, you'll be empowered to face challenges head-on and pursue your dreams without hesitation.

  • Personalized Experience: You'll receive a personalized learning experience that caters to your unique needs and interests.

  • Lifelong Learning: Every iteration of the course will go deeper and deeper into the astrology and liberal arts subjects.

  • Self-Discovery and Growth: The program encourages self-discovery, empowering you to explore your potential, identify your strengths, and work on areas for personal growth.

  • Lasting Impact: The skills, knowledge, and connections gained through the program have the potential to positively impact various aspects of your life, both personally and professionally.

  • Supportive Learning Environment: The program fosters a supportive and inclusive learning environment, where everyone's thoughts, opinions, and feedback are valued and respected.

  • Flexibility: The program offers flexibility in terms of learning pace and participation, allowing you to adapt the program to your schedule and preferences.

  • Inspiration and Motivation: Engaging with passionate individuals and being exposed to transformative ideas will inspire and motivate you to reach new heights in your personal development journey.

  • Well-Rounded Individual and Scholar: Engaging in this program will contribute to your development as a well-rounded individual and scholar. Through the diverse range of topics covered, you'll gain knowledge and insights that extend beyond personal growth, encompassing various disciplines and areas of study. This comprehensive approach will enhance your intellectual capacity, broaden your perspective, and equip you with a holistic understanding of yourself and the world around you. As a result, you'll emerge as a more well-rounded individual and scholar, capable of making meaningful contributions in multiple spheres of life.

Discover how to transform your full potential into unlimited power, with all the fun and none of the crippling fear, guilt, or burnout!

This offer is way too good to pass up!

Let's start with the basics: all course recordings will be available to you for a lifetime. You'll be able to revisit the material whenever you need to!

You'll also have access to weekly group coaching for a lifetime, where you will meet and connect with fellow soul explorers online and in person. Plus, monthly office hours and an accountability group to keep you on track.

Speaking of keeping you on track, you'll be part of an astrology group! We will use astrology to match you with other soul explorers who will not only understand you and your perspective, but will also help you better understand yourself! And don't worry if you're new to astrology, because you'll get an overview packet to get you started. In this group, you will learn about astrology more intimately and become your own leader in your soul-exploring journey.

And as if that wasn't enough, you'll also have access to all future courses, retreats, events, and books for a lifetime. Plus, you'll be the first to have access to our brand-new creativity social media app when it comes out later this year! You’ll also receive a VIP invitation to our book launch party for Monterai: The Eternal Flame in Hollywood!

But wait, there's still more! When you sign up for this course, you'll also receive a free lifetime membership to the ILA Club, where you can connect with other like-minded bookworms and continue your spiritual journey.

So what are you waiting for?

Join us for this exhilarating adventure course! Start your soul-exploring journey today!






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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the nature and purpose of the Choose Your Adventure (CYA) Course offered by ILA Institute?

At ILA Institute, we empower soul explorers to initiate a life of adventure and deepen their level of inner light activation through the integration of the liberal arts and astrology. Our transformative course, Choose Your Adventure (CYA), guides you through eye-opening liberal arts subjects through the astrological lens.

With the CYA Course, you'll say "cya" to societal conditioning, negative self-talk, and limiting beliefs. Instead, you'll gain the tools necessary through gaining a wealth of knowledge of all subjects to access peace, joy, confidence, trust, and love more rapidly than ever before. Our 14-week program takes the form of a captivating choose-your-own-adventure game, creating a delightful and immersive experience for your learning and personal growth. It is perfect for a creative with too few or too many projects or for a busy entrepreneur wanting to de-stress and find that zest for life once again.

Who is the professor?

Led by Professor Laura Alyn, the CYA Course brings over 10 years of educational expertise to help you develop a profound appreciation for learning about all subjects. Currently finalizing her PhD in Education, Laura's research focuses on the fall of the Liberal Arts and purpose of education. She has shared her insights at conferences, such as the RILE Conference at Stanford University and The Conversation on the Liberal Arts at Westmont College by the Gaede Institute. As a professional astrologer, Laura has read hundreds of birth charts and provided guidance on spiritual and healing journeys.

Laura Alyn is an educator, astrologer, author, host and a forever soul-explorer. After a spiritual awakening, she went from being a public school teacher to the founder of ILA Institute. As an educator for over a decade, she has worked with thousands of students and inspired millions more! Laura’s expertise in spirituality and education has been consolidated into the CYA Course. She is devoted to empowering fellow soul explorers initiate a life full of adventure by achieving a deeper level of inner light activation through the integration of the liberal arts and astrology. Laura firmly believes that everyone can be a leader and has the inner power to make the world a better place. All we have to do is activate that inner light! Learn more about Inner Light Activation and Laura Alyn at

Is any prior knowledge or experience required to take the course?

Obviously not required, but if you want more background knowledge, check out ilainstitute's Instagram/TikTok. We post every day about the background of the liberal arts, astrology and how they come together!

You can also check out my new podcast, ILA Radio, where we dive into the intersection of the liberal arts and astrology with teachers and students of all areas to understand the connection of the liberal arts and astrology from a firsthand account. The first episode comes out soon!

The real only prerequisite for the course is to have the desire to explore, learn and transform! 

For those who have knowledge and experience in both the liberal arts and astrology separately, this course will be perfect for you because we are exploring the astral and physical realm at the intersection of them. 

This is also for those who have been on a spiritual journey and are getting burnt out. The spiritual journey is meant to be a fun, cathartic, and scary process, if your heart isn’t in it, and you’re forcing yourself because you know “it’s good for you,” you’re doing it wrong. This course can help you get back on track! 

We do also encourage beginners to join us on this journey of self-discovery as you will be guided every step of the way, with engaging video lectures, interactive exercises, and downloadable resources to help you learn and grow. If students have a genuine enthusiasm for delving into a wide array of disciplines within the liberal arts, while simultaneously desiring a profound understanding of astrology for transformative purposes, they will undoubtedly find this course to be an ideal fit. Moreover, if their ultimate goal is to cultivate a life brimming with joy, inner peace, and a sense of fulfillment, this course will serve as a remarkable catalyst on their journey.

What can I expect to experience during the group coaching sessions?

You can expect lively discussions where you'll get to share your experiences with others and learn from their perspectives while digging deeper into the material. This is a great opportunity to understand how all the material comes together with the application of it in your unique life to become a revolutionary, mastermind, and alchemist. Each week we will focus on a different spiritual topic.

We'll also be using breakout rooms, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to connect with other participants and engage in deeper conversations. And to keep things exciting, we'll introduce new activities during each session, designed to help you reinforce your learning and have fun!

As a special bonus, you'll be invited to free LIVE sessions all over the US and the world! This is your chance to connect with other participants worldwide and gain valuable insights into different cultures and lifestyles. It's an amazing opportunity to broaden your horizons and expand your understanding of the world.

So get ready for an unforgettable experience during our group coaching sessions - we can't wait to see you there!

Do you offer scholarships?

Absolutely! We're thrilled to offer scholarships for our amazing course! We believe that everyone should have access to personal growth and development opportunities, regardless of their financial situation. So, if you're eager to go soul exploring but are worried about the cost, don't fret - we've got one lucky person covered.

Our scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to those committed to their personal growth and ready to take action. We encourage anyone passionate about learning and growing to apply, however, we do only have one scholarship to award.

Apply for our scholarship program today by clicking on the message button in the bottom right-hand corner and writing a message detailing why you believe that this course is a perfect fit for you!

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