Tending The Soul
Women's Circles are thousands of years old and used to be a regular part of life. Unfortunately, for many of us, this sacred space has disappeared and has been replaced with a host of cultural norms and practices that leave us feeling isolated and depleted.
Circles have the power to incite bold transformation—woman by woman.
A circle is everyday ceremony. It is a gathering where women sit in a circle and pursue deeply authentic conversation, made possible by honoring specific principles that foster listening to and learning from every person.
A women’s circle is a safe space for women to use their voices, be heard, be seen, and bear witness. The gatherings help women harness their strengths. Considering the realities of our current political environment, women need inner strength and tight-knit community more than ever.
Our circle will have 12 meetings, lasting 90 minutes. Meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm, March 7th-May 23rd. We'll meet in the serene Delta Mind Body holistic wellness center located at 2014 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.
To initiate each session, we will engage in a meditation practice. Each week, Dr. Spragg will share a different type of meditation practice so that at the conclusion of the series, you will have a host of meditation practices in your wellness repertoire.
When we start the session with meditation, we transition from engaging as a "human doing" and re-center ourselves as a human being.
Meditating at the outset allows us to show up in the circle with more presence for ourselves and others.
In the circle, we let go of the familiar patterns of small talk so that we can embrace the precious and life-inspiring "big talk." Each week, we consider a reality of the human experience to guide our exploration. Topics include: change, courage, death, authenticity, fear, etc.
We practice principles that allow us to connect with ourselves and others with safety, honesty, intimacy, and authenticity.
We speak from the “I” place, from our direct experiences and refrain from advice-giving, rescuing, or speaking for you. We let the silence reside.
We express gratitude for the diverse ways in which we make meaning and connect with our spirits. We acknowledge our shared humanity offered in the circle as it reminds us that we are securely held in the circle of life.
To allow our centering and exploration work to integrate and leave a lasting resonance, we seal each session with a half-hour of restorative yoga. This practice relies on the use of props and the prolonged holding of a few gentle poses to beckon deep relaxation and mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response.
The practice of restorative yoga often leads to a transcendent experience of deep oneness with the universal level of consciousness. As we move from a wakeful state into the silent spaces between thoughts, we are privileged to catch glimpses of our Self.
How do I know if this is for me?
- Perhaps recent events have sparked a hunger for a safe space to explore how you can more intentionally create your life.
- You’re wanting to learn more about meditation and your own spirituality.
- You are curious about your intuition and want to pursue a journey into deeper self understanding with like minded women.
- You’re experiencing a difficult time of growth or transition and need the wisdom of community to support your growth.
- You’ve needed some time for self care and restoration and have had difficulty carving out time for this work due to family or other life pressures.
- You want to learn more about your authentic self and allow yourself to be experienced by others.
- You would benefit from learning how to be with your experiences with less judgment and more compassion.
- You experience anxiety and would like to learn how to soothe your body and center your mind.
- You want 2018 to be the year you make bold changes and you need a place to plant seeds of change and nurture their growth.
This is exactly what I'm looking for. What are my next steps?
In order to create a safe and consistent environment, participants are strongly encouraged to carve out space to attend all 12 sessions. This is a closed group, meaning that we start and end our journey with the same women. If we have more interest than spaces available, the remaining women will be offered a spot at the top of the waitlist for the next Women's Circle.
You do not need prior experience with meditation, circle work, or yoga. Simply dress in comfortable clothing each week and all other materials are provided for you.
There are several investment options to make the Circle accessible to those who know that participating in the group is in their best interest.
Option 1: Pay in advance for the entire 3 month / 12-session series (90-minute sessions) = $600. Receive a complementary 1:1 individual session with Dr. Spragg (valued at $140.00). Your investment also supports the participation of women who need financial assistance at this time, ensuring an inclusive and diversely representative circle.
Option 2: Pay as you go: $50.00 per session. Your investment also supports the participation of women who need financial assistance at this time, ensuring an inclusive and diversely representative circle.
Option 3: Want to receive a 10% discount? Sign up with a friend and you both receive a 10% discount! Total for the series is reduced from $600 to $540. Can be paid in full at start of group or split into 3 monthly payments of $180.
Option 4: If you find the financial investment to be prohibitive to you at this time, you may elect to pay a reduced fee of $35.00 per session. The aim of this circle is to be healing and inclusive, please inquire about this option if it serves you.
* All investment options require payment for each session, the series is not pro-rated for missed sessions.
I love the magic that unfolds in a group of vulnerable and empowered women. There's truly nothing like it. I'd be honored to join you on your journey to deeper self-understanding as we also build stronger communities, one circle at a time.
Reach out and let me know that you'd like for me to reserve a spot for you. This group is expected to reach capacity.
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