September 4th, 2018 – February 19th, 2019 – Priestess Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership – Online Circle – With Suzanne Sterling
October 7th – 12th, 2018 – World Changing Leadership Retreat: Disaster Relief and Trauma Informed Care for Modern Times – Calistoga, CA
November 30th – December 2nd, 2018 – Find Your Voice, Re-Story Your Life – Portland, OR – With Suzanne Sterling
Coming in 2019 – 6 Month Online Mentorship: Awakening Your Sacred Medicine in the Modern World– Online Circle
April 27th – 28th, 2019 – Find Your Voice, Re-Story Your Life – Bay Area, CA – With Suzanne Sterling
Priestess Apprenticeship In Sacred Leadership
The time is now. Are you ready?
The world needs you.
To step into Sacred Leadership
PASL will go online to allow for maximum participation.
Our modern world is demanding a new kind of creative and intuitive leadership while a widespread hunger for experiences of the sacred in daily life becomes more and more clear. Are you longing to change the world, the culture, or simply your workplace? Have you wondered how you could integrate the tools of ritual and other sacred arts into your every day? How to make your activism sacred? As you are called into action, are you able to transform your passion into your service and your offering? Where are your strengths? What are the edges you are pushing, the gifts you want to pursue?
Skilled and sacred leadership is one of the most important gifts we can give this chaotic world. We have inherited a culture that bears the wounds of colonization and systemic oppression and as visionary leaders, we have to heal it.
This is not a training about spiritually bypassing what is real so we can only feel good.
This is not a training that allows us to feel empowered but separated from those who are suffering the challenges of our time.
This is a get down in the dirt and learn some real skills kind of training.
How do we communicate and create with others who may not be like us?
How do we boldly introduce new ways of relating that are connective, respectful and deeply rooted in spiritual values?
How do we create transformative experiences of collective joy?
Sacred leadership can be collaborative, cooperative, and a force for true change. Staying silent is the opposite of brave. Where can you speak up, support the most vulnerable of us? Reclaiming your voice can be terrifying, but you don’t have to do it alone.
Sacred leadership asks us to to move into a deeper relationship with our ancestral spiritual traditions, and also create inclusive, multicultural ritual that unites disparate communities behind shared intentions.
Sacred leadership does not shrink from the unraveling of racism, sexism, classism and the multiplicity of ways humans harm and exclude each other. These times are demanding we do our part to make social justice based rituals that are ecstatic, non-binary, and evolutionary.
In this training, we grow our capacity to hold people in transformation, learn from our mistakes, mediate conflicts, and create meaningful rituals that serve all beings. We share what is so painful and exciting about being alive right now. We remember what is worth fighting for and what qualities leaders need in the real world to bring The Great Turning to life.
The Priestess Apprenticeship in Sacred Leadership will explore tangible skills in multiple ritual modalities that will provide a foundation for your own priestessing and establish practices to deepen your connection to the sacred. This apprenticeship is open to adults of all genders and spiritual backgrounds.
One-on-one sessions with facilitators and strong community engagement included in this course.
Skills cultivated will include:
* Developing a grounding and centering personal practice
* Creating sacred containers for transformative work
* Discovering your unique abilities, super powers, self awareness
* Effective communication skills
* Growing confidence and charisma through radical self responsibility
* Transforming stagnant patterns
* Working with the five elements: air, fire, water, earth and spirit
* Working with ancestors of spiritual craft
* Raising, changing and containing energy
* Creating ritual for various situations
* Leading trance, guided meditation and other ritual technologies
* Shadow stalking, projection, and boundaries
* Collaboration and shared power
* Learning to find inspiration, trust yourself, ask for help
* Developing personal vision for leadership
* Crafting ritual for social justice and community building
Participants will also be invited to join us for two in person retreats:
November 30 – December 2, 2018 Voice and Story Retreat in PDX, OR April 27 – 28, 2019 Voice and Story Retreat in Berkeley CA
Oct 2, 16, 30
Nov 13, 27
Jan 8, 22
Feb 5, 19
A note about pricing for this training:
Pricing $600-1000 for all 12 sessions.
We are using justice pricing model. At PASL, we stand for leveraging our privilege to support others. If you can afford to, please consider paying it forward by paying any amount above $600. This allows us to continue scaling the prices of our intensives so that everyone is included. We are committed to cultivating a diversity of voices and life experiences in our trainings and making them accessible to people of all income levels. In other words, the more who are able to pay at the higher end $900-1000 create opportunities for those who couldn’t otherwise afford the training. Thank you!
REGISTER NOW to join this online circle that will change your life and expand your work in the world.
Please email April@suzannesterling.com with specific questions.
World Changing Leadership Retreat: Disaster Relief and Trauma Informed Care for Modern Times
In a world where disasters have become common and the stresses of daily life can become overwhelming, health practitioners, acupuncturists, therapists, and healers are being called to step out of the treatment room and into leadership. Our culture needs more leaders who are able to diagnose problems and implement treatment plans at the personal, community and global level. We will introduce practical skills to help you further develop your unique leadership abilities.
If you are already walking this path, we will help you catalyze your next steps. If you are excited (or terrified) about the possibility of stepping into leadership, we will help you build confidence to share your healing gifts in a new way.
At this retreat, we will learn the kind of trauma-informed skills necessary for our practices and everywhere we look in the modern world. We will investigate the neurobiology of trauma and our own experiences with adversity to better understand how resilience is built. We will explore the fundamentals of disaster response and how to organize clinics effectively if something should happen in a community near you. We will unpack vital tenets of fundraising to support your dreams of international service projects and local relief efforts. You will return home deeply inspired by the spirit of service, with renewed connection to yourself, a community of practitioners, and the earth.
This retreat is for acupuncturists and other health care providers and their partners.
Find Your Voice, Re-Story Your Life: A Writing, Yoga, and Leadership Retreat
Your voice originates in your body. All your stories live in your body. This modern culture often conspires to steal your voice and keep you trapped in stories that no longer fit. Sometimes, to find your own power, you have to rewrite the stories that confine you. Sometimes, to find power with each other, we have to sing ourselves back to life.
This is a time in the world that is asking for new stories to rise. This is a time in the world that needs our deep listening and our brave speaking. We must deconstruct the damaging stories of the dominant culture and build collective, choral myths that can hold every kind of body and voice. We are called to a connected, responsible, and sacred leadership that we have not seen modeled in the structures around us. We are being asked to take holy risks like never before.
In this urban retreat weekend, we play with the alchemy of voice and body. Your physical, artistic voice longs to be invited back into your life. With writing, singing, yoga, movement, and vocal tutorials, we invent alternatives to the old stories that limit us. We will break the tight grip of “compare and despair”. Your sacred leadership won’t look like anyone else’s. We will listen to each other in the creative laboratory where practical leadership skills emerge.
If you are terrified of singing in public and/or speaking out, this workshop is for you. If you are stuck in old patterns and need help to take your life to the next level, this workshop is for you. If you want to challenge the dominant culture more effectively, or you long to re/discover your voice, this workshop is for you. If you are burnt out and need a lifeline, this workshop is for you. If you need a weekend to write, sing, and move your body in a community of imaginative and inspired humans, this workshop is for you.
$400-600, Partial Scholarships available
Dates and Times
Friday, Nov 30, 6:30-9pm
Saturday, Dec 1, 10a-5pm
Sunday, Dec 2, 10a-5pm
(We will have a lunch break on Sat and Sun)
Somaspace 4050 NE Broadway, Portland 97232
A note about pricing for this training:
We are using justice pricing model. In our model of Sacred Leadership, we stand for leveraging our privilege to support others. If you can afford to, please consider paying it forward by paying any amount above $400. This allows us to continue scaling the prices of our intensives so that everyone is included. We are committed to cultivating a diversity of voices and life experiences in our trainings and making them accessible to people of all income levels. In other words, the more who are able to pay at the higher end $500-600 create opportunities for those who couldn’t otherwise afford the training. Thank you!
This retreat will also be offered in the Bay Area, location TBA, on April 27-28, 2019.
For more info, please contact Lynx at firstname.lastname@example.org
Revolution of the Spirit: Awakening your Sacred Medicine in the Modern World 6 Month Online Mentorship
*COMING IN 2019*
I know there’s a passion behind the work you do. Not simply about making a living, I know you strive to make a difference in a world that begs for healing. I know you see all the places where our industrialized culture needs sacred and creative medicine. I see you searching to find your soul fire or fund your dream.
I know you yearn for visionary, revolutionary healing, and that desire sometimes keeps you up at night. You question whether you’re still on the right path, or maybe, how you get from here to there. Your fears and doubts turn up the volume and say you are not enough or too much. You sabotage yourself with old patterns that keep you small and invisible. You worry that they will think you are silly or dangerous if you leave your safety zone and talk about what is sacred.
I know this, because I have been there. Because I also strive to live my soul’s purpose, bring my medicine into the world and affect the most potent transformations possible.
I dare you to awaken your unique medicine and become a global revolutionary healer of our modern lives.
This Revolution of the Spirit mentorship will help you manifest your personal medicine in our shared world. Embrace what is weird, wonderful and wild about you, and unleash your success!
*Transform patterns of self sabotage
*Learn 9 Cross Cultural Practices to bring Spirit into modern life
*Take holy risks toward success
*Reclaim the voice of your soul for speaking and writing
*Set your Right Brain Genius free, even in your workplace
*Blow their minds without setting off the woo-woo alarms
This self-guided mentorship offers an online laboratory for personal and professional growth and healing, through online coursework and readings, group exchanges and live calls.
This apprenticeship is open to adults of all genders, ethnicities, orientations, ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
For more info, please contact Lynx at email@example.com
Revolution of the Spirit: One Day Mini Retreat to Awaken the Healer
Saturday Sept 23rd 10-5pm, Portland, OR
Claim your personal medicine, in a deeply supported alchemical confrontation with our (over)protective inner critics via writing, movement and magic. Limited space and this will fill so sign up asap!
Mark your calendar, registration opens May 1st.