Initiation 21st Century: Awakening Your Sacred Center
year 2012 heralded a revolution in human consciousness.
The signs suggest that the Sacred Feminine will be informing,
and reorganizing, every aspect of human experience.
As we embody the Sacred Feminine, we'll be equipped
to participate in and shape this evolution
of human awareness with wisdom and grace.
offering is part of an ongoing process through
which you embody the Sacred Feminine by energizing your
body's center with breath, image, story, and movement.
As a first step, this course focuses on befriending
your body's center and learning yoga-based movement
and breathing exercises that will form the core of your
practice. (Even if developing a movement practice isn't
for you at this time, you'll still find a process that
engages and rewards your participation.)
first lesson brings ancient prophecy together with astronomy
and sacred geometry including Joseph Campbell's
writing on "the mystery number of the Goddess"
to explore the connection between the year 2012
and the emergence of the Sacred Feminine. You begin
developing a practice for embodying the Sacred Feminine
by honoring and energizing your body's center.
Each lesson blends experiential learning through
reflection and creative expression with instruction
in movement and breath. Every lesson guides you to work
with words and images to develop an ever more intimate
knowledge of and appreciation for your body's center
as the source of your soul-power and the sourcepoint
of the Sacred Feminine.
the same time, the lessons provide opportunities to
investigate the ways that society and culture have shaped
your experience of your body's center.
In the first lesson, you'll play with word-webbing to
explore your experience. Activities in the following
lessons include "Draw Out Your Deepest Knowing,"
"Honor Your Biography," and "Dialogue
with Your Inner Wisdom."
also shows you how to deepen your breath into your body's
center with the Centering Breath. You learn the Side
Stretches and Diagonal Stretches to limber your spine
and prepare your whole body for movement.
learning is self-paced. The online course format enables
you to receive my personal attention as you work with
each lesson. You also have the opportunity to join a
community of women for mutual support and encouragement.
the end of your course experience, you'll have learned
The Gutsy Women's Workout as presented in The
Woman's Belly Book: Finding Your True Center for More
Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure. You'll have learned
a total of two breathing patterns and ten moves, adding
Cradle, Energizing Breath, and Bright Blessings (Lesson
2); Belly Bowl, Power Centering, and Lily (Lesson 3);
and Wings, Tree, and Alignment (Lesson 4).
have developed a spiritually potent practice that enhances
your vitality, pleasure, confidence, compassion, creativity,
intuition, and sense of purpose qualities of
the Sacred Feminine indeed.
The Gutsy Women's
Workout is the short form of the longer Honoring Your
Belly ritual presented on the Honoring
Your Belly DVD. Sequels to this workshop will provide
instruction in additional moves, preparing you to practice
the ritual as a whole. They will also offer you ways
to expand your practice into new dimensions of insight,
creativity, and purposeful action.
awareness of and appreciation for your body's center.
your experience of your body's center in relation to
the Sacred Feminine.|
two breathing patterns and ten yoga-based moves that
honor and energize your body's center. |
a community of women providing mutual support for this
learning and discovery process.|
are required resources for this course.
workshops flow from my quest for the Sacred Feminine,
blended with my experience practicing and teaching yoga.
been a Kripalu Yoga instructor since 1979. I've also
trained as a yoga and bodywork therapist.
1981 to 1988, I served on staff at Kripalu Center for
Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA. During this time, I
led yoga classes for thousands of guests, conducted
a practice in bodywork therapy, designed workshops on
many aspects of holistic health, and trained yoga teachers
the course of my continuing yoga studies, I learned
how cultures around the world have valued the body's
center as sacred. Delving deeper into this subject revealed
connections between the body's center and qualities
of the soul, the extent of women's power in family and
society, and the degree of a culture's reverence for
The Woman's Belly Book: Finding
Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure (New World Library, 2006) presents what I've learned
about the body's center through teaching and research
over a period of nearly twenty years.
articles on honoring the body's center have appeared
in publications including Yoga Journal, SageWoman, Radiance, and Personal Transformation.
My workshops have been sponsored by colleges and universities,
health education agencies, and holistic learning centers.
intention is to provide you an opportunity to delight
in the vitality and pleasure, the creativity and confidence,
the intuition and sense of purpose that already dwell
within and emerge from your body's center. My greatest
joy is to offer you ways to discover the Sacred Feminine
as she already abides within you.