Gaia 2.0: How a Transformation Network Transforms

By: Gaia Staff  |  August 29, 2016

With a mission to create a transformation network that empowers a global conscious community, you can see why we take our jobs so seriously. Our vision of empowering the evolution of consciousness attracts inquisitive, thoughtful, powerful and creative members and staff. Through the feedback of members and the diligence of our employees, we’ve co-created a new experience on Gaia.

The New Gaia Website: Calling on Shiva

Building a transformational network is a challenge and an opportunity: how do we build a platform that connects people to conscious content with functionality and design that inspire the journey?

Our goal is to make your journey personalized, easier, faster and beautiful. So, we called in the help of some of our favorite heroes and deities.

For this latest round of Gaia’s transformation, we called in the help of Shiva. Shiva is considered to be limitless, transcendent, benevolent and fearsome. While he is known as “Lord of Dance” and “The Destroyer”, he represents the cycle of creation along with Brahma and Vishnu. He helps us start anew, with a fresh perspective. As Gaia evolves, we seek the support and guidance of Shiva. In order to create a new site that is personalized, fast, accessible and intuitive, we needed to re-imagine Gaia.

Critical improvements to Gaia include a personalized experience on your new My Gaia homepage, faster video delivery, easier discovery and navigation, and improved device access. Explore below to learn more.

Personalized Experience with the Alchemy of Shiva and Shakti

Shakti represents divine femininity, primordial cosmic energy and empowerment: she is the eternal mother energy. When we activate Shiva and Shakti together, we unify feminine and masculine properties in a magical alchemy: with this activation, you are now able to find completely unique and personalized content on your Gaia homepage, tailored just for you. Your experience on Gaia revolves around your individual interests, favorite shows and practices, as well as undiscovered gems that may pique your interest. Brigid, the Norse goddess of spring, healing and poetry, also held council on this improvement to Gaia.

While we collect data on our site to tailor your content selections and provide an individualized experience, your data is not used in any other ways. It is not sold or rented to third parties or given to any entity, corporate or otherwise. Just like you, we value privacy: we only employ data collection if it positively impacts members. And where data is collected to improve your experience, its transfers are encrypted and secure.

Fast Video Experience on the Winged Sandals of Mercury

Mercury, the Roman messenger god, is infamous for his speed, agility and winged sandals. In order to make your experience on Gaia lightning fast, we invoked his power when we revamped our tech stack. In fact, our response time is less than 10 milliseconds. Now, when you select your favorite Cosmic Disclosure episode or yoga practice, you will notice that your pages load faster and your videos play faster. Your interactions with Gaia are swift so you can focus on unlocking your full potential and discovering new ideas. Get the message? Thanks, Mercury.

Effortless Discovery with the Grace of Saraswati

The brilliant Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of art, learning and knowledge. She is often depicted riding a swan and dressed in white, while holding a book and string instruments. She is beautiful, flowing and wise. While Saraswati inspires most of our work at Gaia, we called on her especially to guide the design of the new Gaia website. The new site is intuitive and easy on the eyes. The navigation is fluid. Placement of every feature has been carefully considered for your convenience. With grace and effortlessness, locate the content you want so you can craft your Gaia journey. With gratitude, we salute Saraswati. Om aim saraswatyai namaha!

Device Access with the Abundance of Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the gorgeous Hindu goddess of prosperity, wealth and abundance, often depicted floating on a lotus. She has four hands that each represent a common human pursuit: morality, wealth, love and liberation. We invoked Lakshmi’s powers to ensure that you can access Gaia easily and anywhere. The new website is mobile optimized. You can watch your favorite videos on your phone while riding the subway or on your desktop at home. Now you can float on a lotus of your own with Gaia. Coming soon: redesigns for iOS and Android, as well as big improvements to our Roku and Apple TV apps. Now that is liberté!

Introducing Transformation: Embark on an Ascent with Rama

In Hinduism, Rama is the avatar sent by Vishnu to transform and ascend people through the clearing of their karma. His presence was essential to the evolution of the new Gaia Transformation channel. Find your own ascension path with instructional and informed content designed to support your journey toward consciousness, particularly in the areas of personal development, spiritual growth and holistic nutrition. Develop a roadmap to a deeper understanding of who you are and why you are here. In the spirit of transformation, call on your favorite guides, deities and heroes to help to guide your own metamorphosis on Gaia.

Gratitude with Goddess Gaia

A conscious media company must infuse its product with the elements of transformation we aspire to provide to users and achieve ourselves. The new site is the lens through which you can continue your own journey of transformation. With Goddess Gaia always in our collective corner, we offer our utmost gratitude and respect for Mother Earth as she safely transits us in this universe. While we are along for the ride, the journey is always ours to steer. Please share your experience with us and embark on your own evolutionary journeys knowing that Gaia provides a safe place and supportive community to ignite your conscious life.

As a member of the Gaia community, please explore Gaia Beta and share your experience with us!


Gaia Staff

Gaia guides people on their personal transformational paths with the world’s largest library of exclusive and original conscious media. Like our members, Gaia staff are driven by curiosity, passion and the desire to grow, as we continue on our own spiritual journeys and quests. Our members inspire our own authenticity: the quest for transformation never ends. If there is a topic you’d like to learn more about, please let us know. You can also join Gaia as a contributing author and help us connect readers to people and ideas that fuel a conscious life.



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