Suzanne Norman

Classes & Events

Upcoming Events

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