A women’s group (blending slow yoga and talk therapy) helping women thrive through transitions.
NEXT COHORT STARTS JANUARY 2019 - APPLY HERE
When situations in our lives change - when we let go of something or start moving in a new direction - facing the change can be really hard.
The stress can feel overwhelming and even paralyzing.
This is when the inner critic gets really loud and suddenly figuring out that next decision or that nextstep feels just so hard.
With social media feeds beaming with images of others who “have it together” at all times, it makes sense you feel alone in your struggle.
The truth is: you are not alone.
You don’t have to sit alone with the inevitable doubts that arise in times of change.
Instead, come join a supportive group of fellow women seeking to live wholeheartedly and to enCOURAGE each other.
In this group, you will transform the situational change you are navigating right now, into a catalyst for a rich process of transition - you’ll dig deep, learn more about yourself, quiet your inner critic, strengthen your compassionate self, and take bold action towards what matters most to you.
Emerge from this group journey feeling more connected to yourself, more connected to others, and with a greater sense of inner resilience - better able surf the waves of change with compassion, calmness, and confidence.
January to April 2019
You’ll engage in two layers of experiential learning:
+ Layer 1: Nourish connection to yourself
Learn practices to restore and nourish a sense of calm and rest in your body with restorative yoga postures and mindful self-compassion guided practices..
+ Layer 2: Nourish connection to others
Engage in supportive and insightful dialog to help you process through current challenges as you build courage and compassion.
+ Intake assessment
Before the group starts, we’ll meet in-person for a 60-minute one-on-one session to clarify your values and your goals for the group.
+ Two in-person group meetings each month, featuring:
Our group meetings will be SPA-like experiences with deep connection to self and others.
Welcome your attention into your body, in preparation for the group.
Supportive and insightful group dialog
You'll be invited to connect to your emotional experience as you share and listen to others. Topics might include quieting your inner critic, nurturing your compassionate self, shame resilience, and more.
A few restorative postures with a guided mindful self-compassion practice to soothe your nervous system and encourage a sense of deep calm and rest.
+ One 30-minute individual video session each month
Once per month we’ll jump on a one-on-one video session together to check-in with your progress in the group (what’s working, what’s challenging) and to strategize together to help ensure you are getting the most our of this group.
+ Materials to enrich your learning and integration of each month’s theme
Beyond our in-person meetings and one-on-one session, each month you’ll receive tools to enrich your exploration of the month’s theme and help you integrate practices for emotional well being into your everyday:
Brief video lesson introducing the month’s theme and the emotional wellness practices we’ll be integrating throughout the month
Journal prompts to connect deeper with yourself
Recorded guided audio meditation practices to enrich your home practice
Monthly creative homework to encourage your creative expression and deeper exploration
What will I gain as a participant?
Working in groups is powerful. The interplay between and among participants creates exponential possibilities. Groups are a challenging, creative activity that invites you to learn about, and develop who you are — in relation to others.
This group will serve as a supportive practice space.
You'll improve: self-awareness, self-compassion, communication skills, relational skills, assertiveness, and healthy boundary setting.
You'll strengthen relational skills that will help you experience greater mindfulness, compassion, connection, confidence and joy in relationships - with yourself and others.
You'll integrate essential skills for emotional resilience.
Who is this group for?
This group is a rich growth opportunity particularly for women who...
talented, driven women who are struggling with stress and/or self-doubt
are navigating change - in relationships, work, environment or emotional health
seek to participate in a rich rich process of self-discovery and growth, alongside an inspiring and supportive cohort
When and where?
Cohort journeys together for four months (January - April 2019)
Meets two times per month, Wednesdays 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Meets at The Nest Meditation Studio, 545 S Water St, Providence, RI
Group is intergenerational, members are adult women 25+, maximum group size is 8
Currently accepting applications for the January 2019 cohort.
All self-identified women are welcome.