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Opening the Soul Window: An 8 week course for women, in Nelson

February 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - April 14, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

| $496.00

 Everyone dies, not everyone lives  (Braveheart)

rainbows from Amys window at delapre abbey

Is your life too small for the desires of your soul?

There are still a few spots left in this course, which starts

Tuesday afternoons, 1-3:30pm, starting Tues. Feb. 24


I’m happy to speak with you about this course. If you have any questions, about it, please email me and I’ll arrange a time for us to chat.


Is there a sense of disconnection within you from something essential and precious? Do you feel there’s a deeper and more alive way of being that is trying to emerge?

 It’s not easy to be a human being at this time in the world.

If you want to participate fully in life, if you want to discover what really matters, if you want to alleviate suffering, then you have to stop dealing with the symptoms that appear on the surface of your life. You need to get down to the heart of the matter.This is your relationship with your soul.

The great affair, the love affair with life,
is to live as variously as possible,
to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred,
climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day.
Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding,
and, despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and detours,
life will seem to have none of its magnificent geography, only a length.
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery,
but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

~ Diane Ackerman ~


Soul Window workshop Nov. 2014

Magic happens when you align with the truth, courage and the intelligence of your soul.

Listening to your soul, following the deep currents in your own being, is not a casual affair. It’s a profound practice, a love affair and a wild adventure.

Your soul is not what you think it is!

It’s not what anybody thinks it is.  Your soul cannot be defined and put in a box. Your soul is alive and awake, fiery and creative. It’s not some airy-fairy nebulous thing, floating around in the universe. Your soul is here for a reason. By aligning yourself with your soul desires you can learn how to be you. You can find your true voice, and do what you came here to do. You can remember the deep love and intelligence you have forgotten or lost connection with at the core of your being.

Is this workshop for you?

Are you ready to tap into your core motivations and desires, what really moves you?
Your soul is a source of fierce integrity, tenderness, and playful wisdom. It has always been with you, from the very beginning. Your soul knows what your heart has always longed for even as you may have been looking for something else.

“We sit together in a warm container of shared intelligence, and the intelligence of all the beings that come to support us.” (Julia Gabrielle, Salt Spring Island, BC)


There is so much magnificence near the ocean, near the vastness of who we are.

Your soul is the source of the aliveness, creativity, and the beauty of your own depths. If you know that there is something deep within you that you have lost touch with, that you want to make direct contact with, then this course will serve you.


labyrinth at Chartres

Find your own way.

No-one can tell you how to re-acquaint yourself with your own depths. But there are signs to be followed, clues and indications—help and guidance are available.

“Every drop of my experience in that room was nourishing.”
(Kristin Thiessen, Nelson)



What You Need To Know About Soul Work

The soul is shy. It doesn’t bust into your life uninvited. It’s often speaks to you in ways that you don’t hear or that you ignore and deny. The voice of the soul is like a whisper that gets drowned out by all the busyness, by all the noise inside your head. Soul work is what helps you to slow down and listen, to follow the clues, to recognize the signs.

This approach to soul work invites you to explore and practice in a relational space, in a field of shared presence, inquiry and dialogue. Working inside this space, we co-create a vibrational field that allows you to perceive and express in ways that are beyond your normal capacities.

In this space of presence, in the intensity of the present moment, your nervous system slows down, your heart opens, your energetic body expands. You step into a deep connection with yourself and the whole group.

This contact with essence, with the soul, offers you deep rest, and radical aliveness.

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Soul work reveals what it is that you desire most deeply, what matters to you more than anything. When you are clear about what this is, your whole human life finds its centre of gravity. This radical clarity allows you to embrace every part of who you are, to call your missing parts back home.


When you live from this place of truth and aliveness, you can really show up for your life. You develop an unconditional relationship to being here no matter what, a deep trust in the fundamental goodness of life.

Why settle for a life that is too small for who you are?  That’s not what you were born for. Stand up and claim the aliveness and passion of your own life-it’s never too late to do that.


” I also learned a lot just by listening to everyone else’s words. I started to understand a bit about the mystery of it all.” (Kim Charlesworth, Nelson BC)

” Our work together gave me incentive to do my ‘homework’ out of love instead of fear.” (Tia Hall, Wynlaw, BC)


You are welcome to this course, whether you feel successful or stressed, loved or alone, intimate with life or separated from it.

What You’ll Receive:

You will receive eight sessions,  each one two and a half hours long. Our work in each session will include meditation, dialogue, inquiry, energetic work, transparent communication practices, and small group exercises.

Each week you will have homework-different practices to support you in integrating everything that happens in our sessions into your everyday life. You will also have a partner each week to practice with, in person, on the phone, or on skype.

You will have an opportunity each week to bring to the session what is emerging for you, what is troubling you, or what is most alive for you. You will receive support from me, and from the collective intelligence of the whole group in exploring, clarifying, and inquiring whatever is calling for your attention and presence.

Course Dates:  Tues Feb. 24-Tues. April 14

Fees: $496.00

Payment Options: you can make one payment, or several smaller payments. Please speak to me if you want to make the smaller payments.

A $100.00 deposit is required when you register. You can pay with cash, a check or paypal.

I’d like to speak with you about this course. If you have any questions, about it, please email me and I’ll arrange a time for us to chat.


February 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
April 14, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
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Shayla’s Studio
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