You're invited to my of the one-of-a-kind and once-a-year experience that is my great honor and pleasure to facilitate:

Women Embodied 2020: Deepen

Also affectionately known as WE.

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The simple details are here:

Our weekly 2.5-hour classes will happen on Monday evenings, from 5:30-8pm, March 2 - June 1. We'll gather for an introductory retreat day on Saturday, March 7th from 1-6pm. We'll have a second retreat day on Saturday, May 9th, 1-6pm. We'll end our time with an outdoor retreat-day, ritual, and celebration in a local canyon on Saturday, May 30th from 4 pm into the evening. 

All our meetings other than our final outdoor retreat will happen in the gorgeous Vitalize studio 3474 s 2300 e, Suite 12, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Your tuition includes weekly workshops, 3 retreats, special gifts including two books, delicious snacks, an online course hub where recordings and readings are posted, and one complimentary 60-75 minute private session with me (usually $150.) If you attend every class and retreat, I'll be delighted to gift you an extra private session.

I'm inspired to share two quotes from wise teachers that have been hovering in my heart for the past several years and are exactly why I'm offering this class.

First, from Thich Nhat Hanh:

“I am inviting you to go deeper, to learn and to practice so that you become someone who has a great capacity for being solid, calm, and without fear, because our society needs people like you who have these qualities, and your children, our children, need people like you, in order to go on, in order to become solid, and calm, and without fear.” 

And second from Karen Maezen Miller:

"What do you practice? Whatever you practice, you'll get very good at. Some people become more fearful or cynical; some more arrogant or vain; some greedy, some needy; some combative or closed-minded. That's what they practice. And then there are a few who grow as solid as a mountain and as wide-open as the sky." 

Let's do this together.

Let's deepen.

The world desperately needs awakened, embodied humans who are willing to feel what's here to be felt and see what's here to be seen, willing to courageously know what we know and to envision a life-giving world for all life. People who are willing to be present and embodied (or at least have reliable ways to return to embodied presence.)

We do this work and engage in this learning not only for ourselves but for the welfare of Life now and into the future.

And as my mentor, Francis Weller says so accurately,

"This is the solitary work we cannot do alone."

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Want to join me? I'm thrilled. Email me to request your application. It's short and sweet. 

 

 

We will be training and practicing to cultivate:

  • embodied, courageous kindness toward our inner and outer lives
  • a grounded, centered, flexible, upright, and embodied presence
  • a warm heart capable of courage, wholehearted participation, and true tenderness toward it all
  • a clear mind and reliable access to our vast, spacious awareness 
  • new ways of moving and inhabiting our bodies - reducing unnecessary effort and growing greater pleasure and sustainability in daily life
  • a sense of joy, gratitude, and humor to sustain us 
  • a deepening relationship with our own inner authority and deepening capacity to access our own wisdom
  • our ability to bring as much attention, care and affection as possible to every moment and layer of our lives

 

Email me to request your application right here:

 

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I'm so excited for WE 2020! It's going to be a super potent, powerfully impactful, kindhearted women’s circle with a wise and kickass curriculum. It will be a sanctuary of sanity and soul and an invitation to slow down to the speed of life in the midst of a rushing, disconnected, suffering world. It will be dedicated to the well-being of all Life, including you. 

 

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Women Embodied will include:

  • powerful retreats,
  • somatic practices,
  • meditation,
  • transformative Feldenkrais lessons,
  • writing prompts,
  • positive neuroplasticity training,
  • great reads,
  • authentic conversation,
  • transformative movement lessons,
  • deep listening,
  • poetry,
  • powerful community rituals
  • resources to support daily-life-integration,
  • a compassionate and welcoming community of support,
  • chocolate and other goodies,
  • and so much love.

Tuition is $1800.

If you pay all at once you’ll save $100. 

Your tuition includes 3 powerful retreats, weekly workshops March-June, plus some special gifts, including 2 books I'm thrilled to gift to you! We'll also have an online course home where you’ll have access to recordings of all classes and retreats, plus additional readings. These are rich resources you can return to anytime you like.

I'm thrilled to include this special addition: Your tuition also includes one 60-75 minute private session with me ($150 value) to be scheduled during the time of our course. And one more bonus: If you show up for every class and retreat, I'll be so delighted to gift you an extra free private session to be scheduled after the course ends!

It's my preference to prioritize giving space in the class to women who want to commit to participating as fully as possible. I know sometimes travels or illnesses come up and that you might need to miss a few classes, but I’m hoping you’ll be as fully IN with me and with the community as I and we commit to being with you. 

 

Payment plans are available:

One option is this: A $600 deposit is due now to reserve your spot. Two monthly payments of $600 will follow.

You may also choose to follow your $600 deposit by paying $300/month over 4 months.

I'm open to making a payment plan that works for both of us - if you need something different, please ask.

Please understand that if you commit to taking one of the spots in the class, you are responsible for paying the full tuition whether you attend all classes and retreats or not. Kind of like registering for a college class. Claim a spot and it’s yours!

 I put my whole heart and soul and 25 years of deep study and practice into the creation of this course and I only do it once a year for 22 women. I have many other offerings that are less expensive or offered by donation. This is one of the few extended live, in-person courses I offer and into which I pour my whole heart, attention, deep care, passion, and all my tools and skills to support 22 women in deepening life-changing learning. 

Please read my cancellation policy here. 

I am offering two need-based scholarship spots for $800, with a flexible payment plan available for two women who could not otherwise afford to attend. Contact me if you’d like to be considered for the scholarship. I will choose from the scholarship applicants by the end of January.

p.s. This course is 100% guaranteed not to improve you at all, but rather to connect you more deeply with the intelligence and life-force that is inherent in your uncontrived, embodied presence.

  It has nothing to do with becoming a goddess and everything to do with showing up as our fully human selves.

This course is not about burning calories, toning your abs, losing weight, or "fixing" yourself.

It has everything to do with powerful life-changing learning saturated in courageous friendliness and deep respect and is woven throughout with beauty and powerful invitations to a new, non-objectified relationship with yourself and with life. 

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Here’s the invitation from my heart:

In Women Embodied

I invite you to join me

to grow courageous intimacy with your life

to practice listening deeply

to undomesticate your curiosity

to live your life as an act of love

to remember your sovereignty

to root yourself in the depths

to make your optimism contagious

to dedicate yourself to the welfare of life, now and in the future

to plant and nurture beautiful seeds

to make room for the full range of your capacity to acknowledge and feel: grief and praise and everything in between

to bow deeply to what is and to rise to your full uprightness, without apology

to be still, silent, and spacious

to move your body with clarity, flexibility, integrity, and pleasure

to tune to the living intelligence humming in everything, including every cell in your body

to grow your grounded, clear-eyed warmth and compassion

to live intentionally with the wish to benefit others and all of life

to embody living ancient wisdom

to play and to laugh (a lot)

to powerfully deepen your inner and outer trust

to grow your willingness to abide in not-knowing

to inhabit your bones

to relish the soft animal of your body

to revel in paradox

to empower your hara and heart as powerful foundations for a clear head

to free the genius hiding behind your wounds

to free yourself, free others, and serve everyday

to dwell in possibility

to welcome the beautiful mess of life

to become empelvised, embellied, empowered

to use whatever arises in our lives in support of these intentions

to be a fully embodied woman of wisdom.

I hope you’ll consider joining me.
With love,

Erin

Throughout our time together we’ll practice intentional movement and intentional stillness.

We’ll courageously practice deep listening to our inner lives, deep listening through our bodies, deep listening to each other, and deep listening to our world.

We'll learn from and through our bodies. We’ll share ourselves.

We’ll laugh and we’ll cry.

We’ll expand our circle of compassion, starting right where we are, with our embodied selves, and from there grow to include more and more of our world.

And we’re going to have so much fun along the way!!! Because this work is far too important to be taken seriously.

This is so much more than a course.

It's a powerful and one-of-a-kind community experience. It's life-changing learning. It's an island of sanity in a world that's going crazy. It's a sanctuary. 

You're warmly invited to be a part of it.

I'm deeply committed to supporting women to:

 

  • To cultivate an unconditional, brave friendship with ourselves and all that is alive in us as a foundation to grow a life-giving relationship with our world
  • To discover reliable ways of finding the buried treasure in the stuck or difficult challenges in our lives
  • To awaken to the stunning beauty of the world, so rich in blessings, present even on hard days
  • To know our wisdom is much greater than the voices in our heads and to learn reliable ways to access it
  • To deepen our intimacy with life, as it is
  • To bravely welcome all of our states with warmth
  • To water the seeds of the qualities we want more of so we become resource-rich
  • To grow our sense of physical resilience and somatic intelligence, to move with grace and power through our lives
  • To nurture the courage to show up and wholeheartedly give our gifts to the world
  • To cultivate trust in our wholeness and the wisdom that arises from it
  • To lighten up, have fun, laugh, connect, enjoy
  • To become wise, compassionate, embodied beings, powerfully capable of blessing the world.
  • To bring forth our unique gifts in service to life, now and into the future.
  • To deepen a sense of workability, a sense of humor, and a commitment to not give up.
  • To clarify our own unique intentions and values
  • To deepen an ongoing inquiry into reducing unnecessary effort & growing our capacity for pleasure
  • To nurture wholehearted participation in our own lives
  • To deepen our capacity to welcome the whole range of joy and grief
  • To develop our mindful spontaneity and our personal sustainability
  • To feel at home in our bodies and at home in the world, grounded, centered and open to life
  • To deepen our respectful, reciprocal relationship with this living earth
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Brilliant Feldenkrais lessons will help you grow a new and deeper relationship with your embodied self, your creativity, your capacity for attentional flexibility, and your sense of creative possibility. Feldenkrais lessons powerfully support us to embody mindfulness in every moment and every movement. It's also a potent training in the powerful practice of slowing down.

Embodied meditation practice will support you in growing a sense of stable presence, a warm heart, and mind that can be spacious and open enough to welcome anything. Embodied meditation will help you see clearly that your thoughts are just thoughts. Embodied meditation helps us flip the dynamic - so that our thinking minds are in service to our deeper values rather than our deep hearts being hijacked by ungrounded thinking. Embodied meditation will help you to grow stability like a mountain, spaciousness like the sky, warmth like the sun. The world needs people who can embody such qualities.

Embodied listening will make you kind. It will support you to learn the language of your own wise, feeling, body-mind, and thus have reliable access to integrated wisdom. (Not just thoughts, not just feelings, not just your body - but the integration of each of these together with this moment in our lives = powerful wisdom for you and for the world.) Embodied listening also gives us powerful tools and practices to listen to the others in our life, and to life itself. Listening liberates. 

Poetry woven throughout our gatherings brings beauty, poignant insight, and touches our deepest hearts.

A life-giving community circle offers the power and beauty of authentic human connection, solace, laughter, hugs, powerful wisdom, tears, deep care, and love. We learn so much from each other. Community is healing, and this is a healing community. It's truly a precious gift to be a part of such a circle.

Reading excellent books together buoys our spirits and allows us to relate to specific wisdom in the field between us.

Dark times call for bright new visions of the world we want to inhabit.

We must be the change we wish to see. And the means we use must embody the end we are seeking. If we want freedom and respect for all, we must free and respect ourselves and others. If we want a world of beauty, kindness, dancing, laughter, and poetry, we must notice and nurture beauty, embody kindness, dance, laugh, and read poetry now. The world is asking for our wholehearted participation and our clarity about what we deeply care about. As Alice Walker wrote, “What we love can be saved.”

This is so much more than a course.

It's a powerful and one-of-a-kind community experience.

You're warmly invited to be a part of it.

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Email me to request your application right here:

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I hope you’ll consider joining me.
With love,

Erin

Erin Geesaman Rabke

Somatic Naturalist & Embodiment Mentor

Teacher of The Feldenkrais Method, The Embodied Life & Somatic Meditation

Facilitator of The Work That Reconnects

Community Grief Tender 

writer, podcaster, deep listener, asker of good questions & convener of inspired communities

Email me to request your application right here: