Workshops For Women
The Teachings below can be offered in Group (Workshops, Classes) or Individual Sessions
Awakening the Feminine: A Journey through the Chakras
The chakras, “wheels”, are energy centers in our body responsible for health and balance at all levels of our being. Each chakra has a specific theme or core intention, organized along an evolutionary hierarchy of human needs. They begin with survival needs and lead towards spiritual transformation. Each chakra also has a main psychological, social and spiritual archetype, which provide a framework for human evolution and development.
The main archetypes and physio-energetic aspect of each chakra are as follows:
Muladhara (first chakra)-Physical survival, security and grounding. Base of the body, perineum, large intestine, elimination, coccygeal plexus, adrenal glands, musculoskeletal system, legs and feet, fight or flight.
Swadisthana (second chakra)-Genetic and sexual survival, intimacy. Four fingers below the navel. Low abdomen, sex organs, reproductive glands, absorption of nutrients in the intestines, hips and pelvis.
Manipura (third chakra)-Social survival, self-esteem, personal power. Solar plexus area, diaphragm, digestion, pancreas, stomach and liver.
Anahata (fourth chakra)-Altruism, love and compassion. Heart center, respiration and circulation, thymus gland, cardiac plexus, fire and air elements, lungs and heart.
Visuddha (fifth chakra)-Purification, intuition, creativity, inspiration and communication. Throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands, metabolism, chewing and swallowing.
Ajna (sixth chakra)-Spiritual vision, integration with the Higher Self. Third eye, space between the eyebrows, pituitary gland, hypothalamus and areas of the brain related to emotion governing flight or fight response.
Sahasrara (seventh chakra)-Unity Consciousness. Crown of the head, pineal gland, higher centers of the brain, which serve as channels for spiritual realization.
We will explore, through writing prompts and exercises, ways to restore health and well-being in our body-mind-spirit.
Mindfulness, Writing, and Growth: A Journey to the Heart for Women
Are your thoughts kind or judgmental? Are you in the present moment or focused on the future or past? Do you tend toward optimistic or pessimistic thoughts? Are there emotions or body sensations you seek to escape from? Do you abandon yourself at the times you need the most attention and support?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, please join us for Mindfulness, Writing, and Growth: A Journey to the Heart for Women
You will learn body mind integrative practices to work with negative thinking, difficult emotions, and unpleasant sensations. We will explore, through writing prompts, mindfulness and positive psychology (study of scientific exercises w scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals to thrive) ways to deepen your connection with yourself, others and the world around you.
In this class you will learn how to:
- Deepen your knowledge of tools and skills to work with thoughts, emotions, body sensations etc. that may be barriers to reaching your deepest desire
- Learn how to use mindfulness practices to have deeper connections with yourself, others, and the world around you
- Lead a meaningful and fulfilling life, to cultivate what is best within yourself, and cultivate an optimistic mindset
Restoring Wholeness: Reclaiming Body, Sex, Heart and Soul
The journey of healing and recovery includes the exploration of our emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual lives. However, an integral part of our health is often left out—our sexuality and sexual identity as women. The absence of the discussion on Healthy Sexuality is an impediment to sound self-esteem and an integrated sense of self as a woman.
Women may turn to alcohol, food and other substances after traumatic experiences to numb the pain, and make it easier to access their femininity and capacity for freedom in their sexual expression.
Full exploration of all aspects of self, particularly our sexual identity, enables women to develop a healthy self-esteem and sense of empowerment. Women need an integrated model that supports them in accepting their bodies and feeling good about their genitals, re-establishes healthy boundaries, increases the ability to receive pleasure, and teaches embodiment practices while identifying the impact of female socialization on sexuality.
Female sexuality opens our hearts to love and compassion and teaches us the art of sacred presence. An exploration of a women’s sexuality includes her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual story. As each woman reclaims her voice and sexuality, she takes part in ending the pervasive cycle of violence within her mind and heart, and ultimately in the world.
Through writing prompts and discussion, we will explore a model of sexuality that includes our emotional, mental, spiritual and physical selves.
You will learn the following objectives:
- Identify the impact of socialization and trauma on women’s sexuality and spirituality
- Learn an integrative model for exploring sexuality and intimacy
- Learn embodiment practices and exercises from Somatic Experiencing