Join Wonder Yoga co-owners Nicole Siegel and Allison Jones for an experiential training program that combines yoga, astrology, tarot, ayurveda, sacred ritual and more. Women are inherently powerful beings with a deep connection to nature. This connection has been interrupted and even lost due to our present day culture. Our society prioritizes the masculine, touting doing over being. As a result women often feel depressed, exhausted, isolated and uninspired. In this 100 hour program, you’ll connect with other like-minded women, experience living fully in your body through yoga, dance and other forms of movement, learn how to create and lead sacred rituals, honor the moon cycles, turn up the volume on your intuition through meditation and so much more. This program is open to both yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts. We will meet one weekend per month from May to November and have a 5 day intensive at Angel’s Rest Retreat Center in Leyden, MA October 25-29, 2019.
Dates/Times/Topics – 80 Contact Hours; 20 Hours Homework
Weekends at Wonder Yoga Studio Arlington, MA
Weekend 1 – Explore Your Inner Masculine and Feminine
Saturday May 4th 12:00-3:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday May 5th 1:00-4:30pm
The Universe is made up of masculine and feminine energy: light/dark, day/night, cold/hot, etc. Everyone possesses both of these energies internally. You might express one much more often than the other. Our society has placed a greater value on masculine energy for quite some time. We’ll explore the differences between these two energies and how they complement one another. This weekend will include several yoga practices, journal prompts, sharing circles, ritual exercises and more.
Reading for this module: Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell
Weekend 2– Honoring the Cycles
Saturday June 8th 12:00-3:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday June 9th 1:00-4:30pm
In this module we’ll dive deep into the feminine way. Reclaim your menstrual cycle and embrace the power of each phase. Tap into the innate wisdom of the post-menopausal wise woman and crone. Learn about the phases of the moon and the potent medicine each phase has to offer. Explore how to live cyclically and allow yourself to drop into the feminine in a masculine-driven world. We’ll explore these concepts through astrology, tarot, discussion, yoga practice and more.
Reading for this module: Code Red by Lisa Lister
Weekend 3 – Restoring Your Connection to the Divine Feminine
Saturday July 13th 12:00-3:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday July 14th 1:00-4:30pm
In this module we’ll explore accessing the divine feminine and healing the mother wound. According to Bethany Webster the Mother Wound is: the pain of being a woman passed down through generations of women in patriarchal cultures. And it includes the dysfunctional coping mechanisms that are used to process that pain. The Mother Wound includes the pain of:
• Comparison: not feeling good enough
• Shame: consistent background sense that there is something wrong with you
• Attenuation: Feeling you must remain small in order to be loved
• Persistent sense of guilt for wanting more than you currently have
Women and men have suffered as a result of living in a patriarchal world. Many of the great religions honor men and/or pray to a masculine God. This is not wrong or bad but has left many women feeling a lack of connection to their inner divinity. We’ll explore what the divine feminine looks like and how you can access her in your daily life. This weekend includes yoga, experiential exercises, discussion, sharing circle and more.
Reading for this module: Goddesses in Every Woman by Jean Shinoda Bolen
Transforming the Inner Mother – free e-book by Bethany Webster
Weekend 4 – Taking Care of Your Body through the Chakras, Ayurveda & Herbalism
Saturday August 10th 12:00-3:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday August 11th 1:00-4:30pm
Learn about Ayurveda, herbalism and the chakras and experience their healing power. Enjoy a presentation from an ayurvedic practitioner, take an herb walk with a professional herbalist and put it all together with chakra-inspired yoga practices.
Reading for this module: Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
Weekend 5 – Love Your Body
Saturday September 21st 12:00-3:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday September 22nd 1:00-4:30pm
Feel at home in your body and feel beautiful inside and out. Every woman is beautiful despite other messages you might have picked up from society. We’ll dissect shame and insecurity and move beyond by claiming your pussy power. We’ll celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and Suns’ entrance into Libra this weekend – ruled by the planet Venus. Venus represents aesthetics, beauty, love and abundance. We’ll play with this Venusian energy through yoga practice, astrology lessons, exercises and a special boudoir photoshoot! This boudoir photoshoot will be for your eyes only within the space private space of our studio. Let your inner Goddess shine!
Reading for this Module: Pussy: A Reclamation by Mama Gena
Weekend 6 – Witness Your Magic
Intensive Retreat: Friday October 25th – Tuesday October 29th
Angel’s Rest Retreat Center – Leyden MA
The power of feminine energy exists in the ability to just be. Sometimes stillness is so much more powerful than action. It is often within the still, quiet moments that our intuition speaks the loudest. This special retreat will include several seated meditation sessions, periods for reflection and gentle yoga practice. A portion of the retreat will be spent in silence.
Reading for this retreat: The Red Book by Sera Beak
Arrival is between 4-6pm on Friday October 25th beginning with dinner together. We’ll have exclusive use of the facility – a restored barn with gleaming hardwood floors and beautiful windows. Three square meals per day are included and all rooms are shared. The retreat ends after lunch on Tuesday October 29th.
Weekend 7 – Mystical Woman, Material World
Saturday November 9th 12:00-3:30; 5:30-8:30
Sunday November 10th 1:00-4:30pm
This weekend we’ll explore putting it all together – living as a mystical woman in a material world. Plan and lead your own sacred ritual for the group. This module will combine yoga, astrology, meditation, ritual, sharing circles and more. We’ll conclude with a special graduation ceremony.
This program is available only in its entirety. Sections cannot be taken a la carte to preserve the sanctity and container of the intimate group. Space is limited. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, answer these questions:
1. Why do you want to take this program?
2. What are you hoping to learn from this program?
3. Tell us about your experience with yoga, meditation, etc.?
4. Is there anything else that you’d like us to know?
6 weekend modules
1 four day retreat in Western, MA
Monthly emails on module topics
Google group to communicate with one another between modules
1 boudoir photoshoot
Herb walk with professional herbalist
What’s not Included?
Books on reading list
For current yoga instructors: This program can be submitted for 30 hours of continuing education to Yoga Alliance.
Option 1: Pay in Full: $2800 – the best deal!
Due by February 1st, 2019
Option 2: Deposit + single payment option: $3200 total
$500 deposit due by February 1st, 2019
Remainder ($2700) due by May 1st, 2019
Option 3: Deposit + payment plan option: $3500 total
$500 deposit due by February 1st, 2019
10 monthly payments of $300 – payment plan must begin by May 1st, 2019
**All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.