Suzanne Norman

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Emotional Resiliency

Each day we are waking up to a radically changing world. However, with these escalating shifts, we are presented with an opportunity to face difficulties and challenges in a new way.

We are living in a time of extremes, from a post COVID-19 world, to a global uprising around injustice, we have been forced to examine the way we think and how we live our lives. Our routines, now broken, can no longer be a reliable constant we can lean on.

We have been launched into the quest of finding a new normal.

These abrupt changes create high levels of stress in our body, which can weaken our immune system. It also accelerates the aging process, strains our relationships, and catapults our survival instincts into high gear. The latter of which we are seeing played out in our news feeds.

Our ability to resolve this kind of stress and thrive in a new reality is directly linked to the level of resilience in our lives. Developing true resilience is what will enable you to heal the depleting stress triggered by life's disappointments , challenges and losses so you can find your resilience, even in the most challenging of times. And here's more good news: you can gain mastery over unexpected events and develop true resilience. This is done through obtaining a certainty of knowing who you are and how you fit into the world. Because with that key understanding, you can emerge on the other side of change- thriving- no matter how difficult it is or was to face

We are living in challenging times and many people are having trouble coping with such an unprecedented situation. There are ways to ease the anxiety and stay calm in the midst of a storm.

 

Dealing with a crisis, unrest, or the instability of change can feel like an emotional roller coaster, and that is perfectly normal. Even if you aren't experiencing any other stressful life event during this time, it can feel overwhelming to deal with so many changes taking place.

One strategy that has supported millions over the course of the past decade has been mind-body practices such as mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery, and other contemplative practices.

The truth is that your thoughts have a direct impact on your ability to feel good The more you focus on the positive, the better you will be able to cope during hard times.

Take control of your thoughts, take control of your emotions, and take control of your health.

 

Finding Peace of Mind During Turbulent Times

 

Discover how to eliminate anxiety, stress, and depression and find more resilience, presence, and peace during challenging times in life.

 

Join us for an 8-week program and learn how to transform your anxiety, stress, and negative mental states. This is a one-of-a-kind program developed by a team of experts that will train you how to take control of your emotions and use the power of your mind to shift your thoughts toward positive expectations and intentions

Learn to use powerful mental skills to help support your emotional wellness and eliminate fear and stress

 

Learn more about this powerful program here  Becoming Radically Resilient


 


 

 

The launching of the online yoga studio

I am so excited to announce that we will finally be opening the much anticipated online yoga studio!  These past several months has made it clear that having flexibility with our classes is important to all of you.  I have loved being able to offer live streamed yoga classes but see that it can still be a challenge to commit to a set time for a class.  Not to mention the limits of the class offerings. Having the flexibility to log on and choose a specific class whenever you want at anytime you want is something I've wanted to offer you for the past several years.  I've finally found the best platform to do that.

As you know, I've been working on an online yoga community membership app that will offer you a menu of yoga classes and meditations to access at your convenience.  I am excited to say we are but a mere couple of weeks away from opening the site to you!  This membership site will give you the choice of over 60 yoga classes offering Morning Yoga, Evening Yoga, Beginner Yoga, Flow Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga, as well as a menu of Meditations.   

The membership will be offered at a monthly or annual rate at below what you are currently paying for your studio class pass.  Just $29 per month or $228 for an annual membership.  The class menu will continue to expand with guest instructors and special events as well.  

Please keep an eye on your inbox for a sneak peak at the new community app soon!!!

 

 

YOGINIS OF PAST & PRESENt

 

When we consider the Yogini as a human practitioner, we see a path of unconventionality.  It is important to acknowledge that not every woman is a Yogini, even is she is a practitioner of Yoga asana.  She may not necessarily be a Yogini as the definition extends beyond the limited presentation of Yoga we often find outside of South Asia.  Yoginis of past and present are women who embody a spiritual, social and cultural status that is outside the consensus patriarchal culture.  Yoginis are "women who dare to define themselves in relation to the metaphysical rather than the social."

In this workshop, we will identify and define the true Yogini and her qualities in an effort to witness those very qualities in ourselves.  To embody the Yogini qualities is a practice and ritual of initiation and acceptance.

Sunday, March 8, 2020    4:00-6:00  $40

 

Monthly Meditation Circle

A Meditation/Empowerment Meet-UP

This gathering is intended to inspire, uplift, empower, and heal. There is power in group intentions and prayer. Come and join other women looking to find a circle of supportive energy as a means of moving past fear, doubt, and insecurity, and move into an empowered vision of your own feminine power and intelligence.

This is a facilitated circle with differing themes, all intended to help you grow, dream, overcome, and rise to a place of higher awareness and increased creative capacities. This is not a place to focus on problems or challenges. It IS a place to bring those things with the intention of focusing on creative solutions, inspiration, insight, and the collective support a group provides, so you can find your own solutions and answers.

The themes of our gatherings may include: The Psychology of the Chakra System as a Path to the Self - The Goddess as Metaphore for Unleashing Innate Strengths and Wisdom - Sorry, Not Sorry - What the ancient Mystics Teach Us About the Divine Feminine - The Midlife Metamorphasis, Finding Our Purpose - Spiritual Breakthrough or Psychotic Breakdown?

We meet on Wednesday evenings (dates are posted) for 60-90 minutes. We will have discussion, meditation, and group sharing.

The fee for the power circle gatherings is a $30 drop-in fee.

Our next theme is:    Unleashing the Inner Goddess

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 pm

We meet at 7:00 pm at 408 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

 

 

April Workshop    Sunday April 19th 3:00 pm     $40

 

HEALING POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS WITH YOGA AND THETA-THERAPY

 

Trauma is a medical term that means injury.  While not always easy to fix, medical traumas are usually recognizable,e at least to a trained professional.  On the other hand, psychological trauma is something that can remain hidden.  Often invisible in the weeks and years that follow a traumatic event, survivors of trauma can struggle to find adequate words, or a complete memory, that allows them to share and process the experience.

The effort to understand and heal trauma is a vital component of holistic healing.  Recent studies and new possibilities for treatment ahs made trauma something of a buzzword.  More and more, we are able to understand how trauma can impact wellness.  The link between unresolved trauma and/or PTSD and substance abuse is irrefutable, yet PTSD does not typically go away with abstinence from substances and it may often be the cause of relapse.  The underlying trauma requires specific treatment, attention, and care.

Somatic psychology refers to a form of body-centered therapy that looks at the connection of mind and body and uses both psychotherapy and physical therapies for holistic healing.  Yoga therapy has been taking this approach for thousands of years.

 

In this workshop, we explore the practice of somatic therapies (yoga) and the deeper states of consciousness (meditation) to help heal trauma.

 

MONTHLY MEDITATION CIRCLE

 This months meditation circle theme is:  Healing The Inner Child  Wednesday April 22nd