A three months online journey
A nurturing container that can support you to walk through these challenging times and manifest your inner visions
28th March - 18th June 2021
"He who knows both knowledge and action, with action overcomes death and with knowledge reaches immortality"
- Isha Upanishad
What is AWAKEN?
In a time where everything seems to be falling apart we might feel that, more than ever, we are seeking for ways to flow better through our lives and to deepen our relationship with the stable ground within ourselves. We might be feeling the yearning to find connection with something that is strong and rooted, a way to open our vulnerable heart without escaping the world and the suffering we meet.
The time has come for each of us to return back inside and seek that which can sustain our lives, to return to our essence and awaken to our unique medicine.
If the world under your feet seems to be shaking and you feel lost of without a clear vision of where your inner and outer world is leading, then this is the place for you! We, just like you, have gone through our Dark Night and felt lost and hopeless for a very long time. After years of gathering experience through our own inner journey, we are now devoting our work to support others in their journey of reconnection and remembering. Remember darkness is the gateway to your light, the place from which all new life can and has always emerged.
Are you ready to become the leader of your own life, becoming the protagonist of your story and awaken to your inner calling fearlessly?
Through this three months program we want to give you tangible tools that you can bring into your daily life and that can support you in the process of finding that spark of light that will ignite your walk of Life and your creativity.
How will this work?
We will use a combination of medication, Yoga, self-reflection, journaling, rituals and interactive classes to guide you through a journey that will be divided into six parts, each of which will focus on a specific topic which reflects a different stage of your path to reconnection.
1 - Feeling Lost
During the last year the world as we have known it until today has been shaken to its core and much of our certainties have fallen apart. It seems like nothing is stable anymore, as if the lives we have been living were made of artificial constructs that are no longer able to hold themselves together. How can we, in such a landscape, see our future with optimism and hope? We may have felt waves of anxiety and doubt arising and the mere thought of the future might have appeared as a terrifying one. What am I doing here? What is my purpose? How can I navigate this big Unknown that I am facing? If there is a voice inside you asking these questions, know that you are not alone and that this container is here to support you to investigate them and navigate through them and to return back inside yourself and find your own center once again.
“The main thing is that you're showing up, that you're here and that you're finding ever more capacity to love this world because it will not be healed without that. That was what is going to unleash our intelligence and our ingenuity and our solidarity for the healing of our world.”
2 - Radical Acceptance
Every journey begins with full and unconditional acceptance of the present moment. The questions, frustrations, resistances, fears are the fuel that will move each of your steps and are gateways to becoming whole again. We cannot think of awakening to who we are if we omit any aspect of our inner or outer experience. Radical Acceptance therefore means acknowledging that every moment is unique and sacred, it means going beyond right or wrong, good or bad, this is the first step towards liberation. Just like a bud fully accepts and embodies its nature at every step, even before its potential of being a flower has been expressed, we will also learn how to live and embrace our ever changing present, blossoming at every step we take.
“If we are holding back from any part of our experience, if our heart shuts out any part of who we are and what we feel, we are fuelling the fears and feelings of separation that sustain the trance of unworthiness. Radical Acceptance directly dismantles the very foundations of this trance.”
3 - Awakening your Heart
As we embrace ourselves fully, accepting all that we are, we allow our hearts to begin to speak their truth and wisdom shall arise from within us. The truth of the mind, as we know it, is often an illusory one, based on ideas and judgments and past experiences. The chattering mind, also known as ego in some traditions, tends to bind to safety and always seek for pleasure, therefore, not accepting the truth of the present moment. The Heart, on the other hand, knows no right or wrong, it is luminous and knows infinite compassion. As we take shelter in our hearts and allow them to speak to us we shall awaken what is most divine within us, the voice of what some traditions call the inner Guru.
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
4 - Finding your center
Shedding layers and breaking free from your conditioning is not an effort free process, hence the path towards the expression of your fullest potential will not be free of challenges and suffering. True relationship with yourself requires you to renew your intention at every step you take, even as difficulties arise. As you navigate these dark moments you may find your mind asking “Is this really worth it?”. But just like a sailing boat finds its balance even amidst the strongest storm, you must remember to return to your centre. This returning back to the center is the real practice and as you keep returning, moment by moment, it will become more and more effortless and this center will become your compass. As you become your center of gravity you shall slowly realise that this you contains all.
"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more."
5 - Grounding your roots
Even the tallest of all trees has begun its life sprouting its first root from a small seed. That root is a link to nourishment and grounding, that will give the tree all it needs to grow strong and healthy. What wants to grow from these roots? What is yearning to come into the light? Prepare yourself to sprout into the world, to deepen your roots so that you have a stable ground to manifest your deepest potential. Find your intention.
6 - Manifesting your vision
This is the time of blossoming, the time of letting yourself be seen and act upon the inner call of your heart. You are free, you are whole, you are rooted into the Earth, what wants to manifest into your reality? Remember you create your reality, your thoughts, your feelings and your actions. Think big, let yourself dream and manifest your wildest dream. True change happens not in the safe container of our minds but out there into the world. This is the moment to create your passion action, the action you want to pursue into the world.
“When the deepest and most grounded spiritual vision is married to a practical and pragmatic drive to transform all existing political, economic and social institutions, a holy force - the power of wisdom and love in action - is born. This force I define as Sacred Activism.”
The AWAKEN program will include the following:
One interactive weekly meeting to discuss, contemplate and share on each of the topics. This will be a time for connection and community, to ask questions and share your wisdom. This will happen through Zoom
1 Embodied Yoga class per week (on Zoom)
A total of 9 audio recorded meditations that you can practice at your own pace
Journaling and reflections question based on the topic we are working with. This will be a space to let the shadow come out and find a voice and place. The questions will be given during our weekly sessions
Daily rituals that can support you to reawaken to the sacredness of life and return to presence. You will receive a document with detailed description of rituals and how to use them
Special rituals (e.g purification rituals, rituals to set intentions, rituals to let go etc..). Shared during out weekly meetings
Audio recordings of special practices suited to the needs and energy of the group (e.g. Yoga Nidra, Sound Bath, Deep Relaxation Practices, Dance ….). Shared through recordings
1 special activity per week that will deepen your experience of the theme. The activity will either be interactive through Zoom or for you to experience by yourself
1 diad call with another participant of the group (optional). This will be a self-organised call where you can become more intimate and share from the heart, guided by some questions we will provide. You can organise this to suit your weekly schedule
A facebook community group
Access to list of books and materials that can help you go deeper in the journey
Our fees follow a sliding scale from 222 euros to 444 euros, you pay what you can and feel like!
As we want to reach as many hearts as possible, scholarships are available for those in need! If you feel like this is the program for you and are in financial need, reach out to us!
Want to book?
Fill up the form at the end of this page and reach out to us to book your spot!