Leadership derives from the Old English Lethin, which means “to make happen, to make go.” Leaders know how to take effective action wherever they are. They discover how to be useful even when the outer world feels difficult or confusing. Leaders know their purpose and create a vision, then mobilize others (or themselves) towards their goal.
Action is an embodied expression of our life force, based in our muscular system and aligned with our core. In action, we can be relaxed, even in the midst of stress. Action needs to be connected with a powerful story of caring or higher purpose. In other words – for the sake of what higher purpose is this being done? If we are not connected to a narrative of what matters to us and why it matters, we are simply performing tasks, going about our days tediously completing a checklist.
So first of all, it is crucial to know what you truly care about – whether it is teaching a yoga class, raising children, defending the planet, or being present for a friend. You can discover this by looking for moments when you are most alive and energized. Martin Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness, suggests that true happiness is to come from a place of meaning – giving your gifts where they are most needed. This brings self-worth and being at home in your own skin. It involves staying true to yourself, even while serving others.
At the Sacred Leadership Program, October 1st-2nd you will be invited to discover your vision, bolster your aliveness, and ground these in your body, your voice, and your presence. You will be amongst others who will reflect your impact and how much they would follow you. We will use the structure of the chakras as a skeleton to work with each of the core attributes of a Sacred Leader.
To learn more and experience these potent skills and your own strengths, join us at the Becoming a Sacred Leader Teleconference September 14th and 21st. We will explore the tool-set of a Sacred Leader. These two experiential calls will help you identify a meaningful value you can align with and how to embody it with authenticity, voice, vitality and passion. Whether you identify yourself as a leader or not, you are a powerful force of change in the world around you.
Come join us at Gabriola Island for 5 days of learning to guide the journey to wholeness and gain new tools to help your students and clients.
Through the sponsorship of Sounds True publishing, Anodea has created an 8 week Online Course that contains video of the exercises for each chakra, as well as audio instruction and text, downloaded to your computer to use in your own time.
Starting August 18, once per week, you will receive a specially prepared lesson on each chakra, with video intro, audio instruction, video of exercises, and text of deeper ways to reflect on each chakra. This will come to your home computer and you will have these materials to keep forever.
Nearly 4 hours of video over 6 hours of audio, 100 pages of text, and live sessions as well. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to have a multi-media chakra workshop in your own home and participate in ongoing study with Anodea Judith.
Sacred Leadership begins with the heart and through experiential exercises, personal coaching, and group cohesion; participants will uncover their own unique and inspiring leadership style. Each will leave with an embodied sense of their own aliveness and their unique contribution in the world whether it is teaching, healing, parenting, or inspiring others through their own modeling. Participants will deepen their connection to their intrinsic values, soul purpose, and discover ways to express this with passion and power.
12 CEU’s possible for therapists, social workers, and yoga teachers.
- Do you feel fully alive as you go through your days?
- Or do you do things because you have to, should do?
- Are you inspired?
- Do you impact others with your own brand of leadership and joy?
You will learn how to:
Gain access to direct, sensate awareness of your own embodied presence
Shift your state of consciousness by learning to control your embodied presence, using specific body sensations as cues. Become more aware of energy, boundaries, and dynamics within yourself and with others
This workshop offers concepts, skills, and practices that support you in making energy awareness part of your everyday life. It includes a comprehensive presentation of basic energy anatomy, practice deepening into mindfulness, and the skills needed to teach the basic Attention Dynamics embodiment exercise. Together, these practices show you how to work with energy at three different levels of the human system.
In addition to the seven chakras of the body, you’ll explore six more chakras that sit in the energy field, discover that the “aura” is one of two different types of energy fields that surround you, learn how to do energy work with this simpler auric field, and how to perceive and cultivate healing in the deeper, layered structure of the soul’s body. More importantly, you will learn to distinguish between these two very different levels of energy structure and energy work.
The workshop will show you how to read attention in someone else’s body as a way of sharpening your awareness of how attention sits in your own body and explain the energy and verbal dynamics of cultivating strong rapport with healthy boundaries.
Awakening self-awareness and opening to new perspectives creates profound potential for transformation. Unblocking the unconscious conditioning that has limited us, we can move creatively into our full potential. For therapists and teachers, the art of creating a context in which this can occur is essential. Using the tools of trance, movement, and ritual, and a structured framework for creating sacred space, you will learn to work deeply with students and clients in a contained and safe way. A balance between inner work and interactive experience provide opportunities to deepen your own process while you practice using these tools for yourself and others. Explore your inner terrain, touching neglected parts of yourself, as you deepen your understanding and ability to guide others into their inner experience.
- Learn to work with group energy, balancing attention to individuals and to the group experience
- Develop your ability to guide group and individual movement journeys and rituals for healing, growth, and celebration
- Gain understanding of the ethical considerations involved in teaching and leading workshops, and in working with non-ordinary states of consciousness
- Learn to assist students and clients in creating a bridge between their experiences in a workshop or therapeutic setting and everyday life
Chakra Yoga Teacher Training focuses specifically on Anodea’s use of bioenergetic techniques with yoga postures for each chakra and the Anusara principles of alignment for asana practice. Class will also include teaching on pranayama, and other aspects related to teaching Sacred Centers material as needed. This class is required for those in the teaching track, but open to anyone with sufficient yoga experience. It is not about advanced poses, but advanced teaching techniques related to the chakras.
This is not a beginner level course. Pre-requisites do apply (preferably Psychology of the Chakras and Mind Body Integration). If you don’t have these please contact Anodea at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify.
Chakra Therapy is for those who want to take their skills to a deeper level. Having learned the basics of bioenergetic charging and discharging, you will have a chance to practice those skills on others and bring them into a full therapy session with Anodea’s supervision and guidance. Sessions conducted within the group will focus on issues of framing, following charge, working with resistance, creating resources, titration, balancing, character structure, chakras, and much, much more.
You will be conducting sessions with other class members with Anodea's guidance as well as observing other sessions and having a chance to do your own work within the safety of the group. An intimate course that gets down to the nitty gritty. Required for all students in the Healer Track.
This year we are taking you to an oceanside retreat setting, where there are delicious meals, free morning yoga classes and enriching evening programs, nestled in a community of dedicated co-hearts!
Sat. - Wed. 9/24 10am - 9/28 6pm
• Chakra Therapy Anodea Judith, Ph.D. 30 CEU’s $550
Sat. - Wed. 9/24 10am - 9/28 6pm
• Guiding the Journey Selene Vega, Ph.D. 30 CEU’s $550
Wed. - Fri. 9/28 7:30pm - 9/30 1pm
• Energy Awareness I Glenn Hartelius, Ph.D. 14 CEU’s $325
Thurs. - Sun. 9/29 10am - 10/2 4pm
Fri. - Sun. 9/30 3pm - 10/2 4pm
• Advanced Energy Awareness Glenn Hartelius, Ph.D. 18 CEU’s $395
Sat. - Sun. 10/1 10am - 10/2 4pm
• Sacred Leadership Lynne Michelson & Bill Kegg 12 CEU’s $295