In-the-flesh Mentorship with LiYana Silver

After a long crawl through the Dark comes your Reinvention

Your Reinvention:

This is you, phoenix, rising from ash.

Rebuilding what has fallen so utterly apart.

Saying what you once silenced. Feeling what you once buried. Knowing what you once doubted. Confident where you once caved. Comfortable in the body you once hated. Moving, building, and creating where you once froze. Owning what you used to apologize for.

Living your life like the wise, blazingly powerful woman you truly are.

But.

Before that triumphant Reinvention, you have to fully grasp WHY things fell apart.

What parts of you have you been silencing, burying, doubting, hiding, freezing, and apologizing for?

Your body? Your feelings? Your voice? Your sex? Your fire? Your tenderness?  Your needs? Your desire? Your hunger? How much space you take up? That you were born a girl (and not a boy)?

Your Reinvention is coming. Oh, it is coming. I can hear it thundering toward us on the horizon. And it is glorious.

But you can’t just slap on a fresh coat of paint and hope for a “new you.”  

If you aren’t deliberate as you reinvent yourself and your life, you’ll do so based on your past, painful beliefs. Based on what your logical mind (or other people, or our very confused culture) THINK you should do and be. And with half of you still silenced, buried, and hiding.

Instead of a Reinvention, you’ll have a Re-Enactment of all the same shit (with a fresh coat of paint on it).

Instead, your Reinvention must come from your Enoughness.

From your naked, unadorned Self. From your Soul. From the wild Intuition of your Body. From your Sexual Power.

From a body that knows that it is good to Feel Good. That your Hunger is Holy. That being a Woman in this world is not just okay, it is Safe. And not just Safe, but a Blessing.

So.

Join me and a small group of extraordinary women for an immersive six-month mentorship:

In-the-flesh Mentorship with LiYana

Revise your past, painful beliefs
Trust your gut
Own your sexual power
Navigate your dark
Feel at home in your skin
Let your holy hunger lead you
Know your value
Create a triumphant Reinvention

Here’s how we do it

 

Six months of my undivided attention

Kicking off officially in August and through the beginning of 2020, you’ve got me body and soul as your sherpa, doula, ass-kicker, and transformation-concierge.

August 2019 – January, 2020

 

One five-day, all-inclusive retreat

All-inclusive (aside from your travel). In the bosom of the Blue Ridge mountains at Bliss Farm & Retreat Center near Asheville, NC. Nestled in nature on an organic farm, we’ll wake up, turn on, and bow down to our bodies, ourselves.

September 18-22, 2019

 

Ten one-on-one transformational “Belief Revision” coaching sessions

By phone or video conference. One session every-other week or so, spaced throughout our six months together. 85 mins each. Belief by belief, we’ll walk you triumphantly into your Reinvention.

We can start as early as August 1, 2019  

 

Six monthly online Feminine Embodiment masterclasses

All together as a group, we’ll meet by video conference, about once a month. I’ll lead you through perspectives and practices to jailbreak from the tyranny of your mind and get into sweet friendship with your Body, the Oracle Between Your Thighs, and The Feminine Divine.

Thursdays, August 22, Sept 5, October 3, November 7, December 12 2019 & January  9, 2020

 

A handful of guest teachers

These experts will help us feel comfortable in our skin. Own our sexuality. Practice beauty as a tool for healing and spiritual practice. Move our issues out of our tissues.

Some will be special online classes (Thursdays, October 17 and November 21, 2019) and some at our retreat.  

Here’s what we’ll be getting up to

Revise your past, painful beliefs

Let’s say, when you were little, you could sense how overwhelmed and distracted your family was. You figured out that if you were “good,” and didn’t have any needs, didn’t speak up, didn’t take up much space, and weren’t a “burden,” then maybe they’d see you, love you, and cherish you.

So you developed the belief that being needless and voiceless is the way to feel lovable.

Or let’s say, when you were little, you sensed your parents’ disappointment at your birth “not another girl, we SO hoped for a boy.” You figured out if you worked twice as hard as the guys and gave twice as much, you might be able to prove how smart and acceptable you really are.

So you developed the belief that overworking, over-giving, and over-functioning is the way to feel valuable.

Or let’s say, when you were little, your caregivers were outright abusive and dangerous. You learned to scan your environment for possible threats and be ready to leave your body at a moment’s notice.

So you developed the belief that anxiety and hyper-vigilance are the way to feel safe.

Totally raw deals that leave you with painful beliefs about yourself, your body, your worth, about love, and about life.

Your beliefs are the birthplace of all the shit that you are SO ready to be done with:

Second-guessing. Perfectionism. People-pleasing. Self-Criticism. Self-Doubt. Co-dependence. Over-functioning. Workaholism. Putting everyone’s needs above yours. Not speaking up. Constantly proving yourself. Never-enough-ness. Fear of intimacy. Fear of abandonment. Fear of being smothered. Suppressing certain emotions. Losing yourself in relationships. Never rocking the boat.

But all of this is completely revisable.

This is the heart of our one-on-one work.

Because, guess what? You GET to stop efforting to hold everything in place. You GET to live without the constant thrum of anxiety. You GET to love with your heart open, your body confident, and your words coming out strong, yet soft.

You GET to feel smart and valuable and lovable and seen and special and enough and whole and safe and happy and magnificent, as natural as breathing.

“My entire life I struggled to love myself on a deep level. LiYana’s program shifted this, as well as many other beliefs embedded in my psyche and body.”

“When I entered this program, I was reeeally hard on myself all the time. My inner voices were pretty cruel, I was jealous, afraid of what others thought of me, and afraid of being alone. I was lacking confidence and unsure how to face and shift many limiting patterns and conditioned beliefs. 

Nine months after the program, I felt renewed and whole and worthy. Little did I know that I would need and rely on LiYana’s teachings time and again. Like when my partner and I tried unsuccessfully for 2 years to get pregnant. Like when my pregnancy was joyous and smooth, but the birth of my son was traumatic. Like when, in the 2.5 years following that, I found myself in a deep, depressed, dark night of the soul — the most challenging to date.

My journey has been raw and not linear — and yet, I’ve come to understand intimately the beautiful gems in the darkest parts of myself. 

You see, this is where LiYana shines. THIS is her specialty. She dives in with you — deep. She’s masterful in navigating you through the places where you feel trapped, ugly, wrong, crazy, enraged, or depressed. And she’s a genius in the realm of reinvention, a trusted soul sister who helps you remember who you ARE, and who is there by your side when you forget. 

I’m back in the light for now. I currently love where I’m living with my partner and 3 year old son. I am diligent about my self-care — a fierce, devotional, sacred form of self-love. I’m aware of my strengths, I live with intention, and I have my inner wisdom to guide me. My life is not perfect, and yet I feel equipped to handle any great challenges that come my way. 

I am not the same person I was before I met LiYana.

If any of this resonates with you, trust that you’ve found this page for a reason. You’ve found LiYana for a reason. She’s an incredibly gifted guide for transformation, a trustworthy and loving holder of your truth. She has meticulously honed her inner wisdom and she will guide you to connect with yours.”

Jennifer Zlaket
Certified iRest Meditation Teacher and Mindfulness Coach
San Pedro La Laguna, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

Own your sexual power

We can all feel in our bodies the connection between our sexuality and our power, between our sexuality and our fire,  between our sexuality and our intuition — even if our minds might freak out a little at the thought.

The energy of your sexuality (and sensuality) is the energy of vitality. Creativity. Inspiration. Knowing. Raw power.

And what woman hasn’t had her sexuality silenced? Or shamed? Exploited? Violated? Feared?

But when you own it, when you reclaim what was taken from you, you tap into the wildly-loving power that fuels all of life.

And then comes your swagger. Your radiance. Your Womanhood.

And then, there you go, letting your Holy Hunger lead you.

“I now know myself to be a beautiful, sexy goddess at any size. My body is genius, as well as my brain.”

“I came into this program thinking small and feeling small, yet also feeling like I was “too much.” My body felt like a burden or an ugly hunk of clay. I had no idea of how to revive and feed my creative fire.

It was a huge financial stretch for me to invest in this program. But it has connected me to my power, joy, and deep desires — and has helped me recover from alcoholism, an eating disorder, depression, and panic — so it has been worth every penny, many times over.

My body has become a wondrous instrument, strong and brave. I enjoy rather than avoid challenges. I now have BOUNDARIES. I trust my intuition to protect me and my loved ones, and also guide me toward the good and away from harm. My creative juices (and others!) are flowing again.  

And now, no matter where I am, I am at home.”

Amy Emmeline Splitt
Events coordinator / Visionary writer
Blacksburg, VA

Trust your gut

Should you stay or leave the relationship? Should you quit your job and strike out solo? Should you go on a second date? Should you eat vegan, macro, raw, or paleo? Should you stop talking to your toxic mom?

As a woman, you’ve been trained to override your body and your feelings and your gut knowing and to let other people inform you on what is right for you. You’ve been Olympic-level trained at this.

But the truth is, you KNOW. Your inner knowing is intact. It’s factory-installed. It works just fine, even if right now it feels elusive or lost, like some vestigial tail.

The truth is, you’ve got a compass that’s always pointing you in the direction of Your True North.

This compass is located in your gut, yes … but actually, it’s located a little lower, in your sexual center. But we’ll get to that.

In our months together, you will reunite with your inner compass — which I call the Oracle Between Your Thighs — learn its language and build a deep mutual trust. 

Why Oracle? Well, when faced with life’s hardest, biggest choices, folks in the olden days used to head to the cave or the mountaintop to consult with the Oracle, who was considered to have the ear of — and be the mouthpiece for — the Divine. Although time has marched on, we are still taught that to get through to god we gotta have a middle man, and that we can really only trust an authority or an expert, never our own darn selves. But it turns out, you’ve got your very own Oracle, right inside you.

Why Between Your Thighs? Well, just like your mind knows, and your heart knows, and your gut knows, so do your Lady Parts know. Even though you don’t need science to tell you what you can confirm for yourself in your own body, researchers now recognize that there is a closed system of information-sharing and nervous-system-regulation that runs between your brain and your lovely bits.

All very useful to help you make choices you know are right for you. Be true to yourself. And guide your life with the same intelligent energy that makes life.

Divine guidance isn’t out there somewhere, woman. It’s in you.

“I can now trust myself — I never used to feel this way!”

“In order to get everyone’s approval when I was growing up, I felt I had to cut off the parts of myself that didn’t fit. I used to binge eat and drink under stress, partly because those cut-off parts of me were starving.

Those parts of me are still there, but instead of being a wild, crazy force, sabotaging my career and life, they are amazing partners to me. And fabulous sources of energy.  

The turning point for me was when I began to feel a super strong connection to my body and her wisdom. I got access to a source of inner wisdom I didn’t know I had, that I now trust 100%.

I’m a better mom, a better wife, a better communicator. I’ve gotten clear on what programs to offer next to my clients. I make great choices. I have a sense of deep satisfaction with my life. I have far more strength and grit than I realized. I believe that I am whole … and from this, everything that I want and need can flow.”

Kavita Rani Arora, Esq.
Mother / Wife / Unconventional Business Strategist & Spiritual Catalyst
Orange County, CA

Navigate your Dark

Divorce. Health crisis. Betrayal. Self-betrayal. Becoming a mother. Not becoming a mother. Post-partum. Menopause. Moving homes. Moving countries. Death. Depression. Grief. Loss. Rage.

When the Dark descends, we think that if things have fallen apart so radically, it must be because we did something wrong. Because we are wrong. Failures. Frauds. Wanted too much. Didn’t work hard enough. Have fallen from Divine favor.

But the truth is, even though your Dark is impossibly painful and disorienting, it isn’t a punishment. It’s an invitation.

An invitation to feel your feelings and not die from them. To discover the messages inside your emotions. (What the highly-unpopular ones like anger, grief, and depression have to say to you will blow your socks off.)

An invitation to strip away the bullshit so you can hear what’s true. Change the things about your life that are no longer working. Become a better friend to yourself. Re-encounter the sacred. Grow into the next, splendid version of you.  

Before you know how to navigate your Dark, you might feel like you are going crazy.

But after our six months together, you’ll know you are being fiercely reshaped.

The Dark is a holy place, even though it hurts like hell.

“I can be compassionate toward myself — and like myself — even at my very worst.”

“The change of orientation that this work brings, has changed everything for me.  I’m not saying that as a hyperbole. I do a lot of different kinds of personal growth work, so it’s not always easy to figure out what is actually helping. But in this case, I can clearly see what has helped me change.

As I have been broke, overweight, depressed, even temporarily homeless, these principles and practices have helped me not just survive, but also to develop a loving relationship with myself and with life.

I never believed in a friendly universe and I do now. I no longer see myself as a project to fix. I have a greater connection with my clients. I don’t make myself smaller around other women.  I’m able to sit with my feelings instead of run from them or try to fix them right away. Ironically, I’m able to experience more pleasure and joy.

When I look at myself and my life through that lens, doing this work has been beyond worth it; it’s been priceless.”

Shadi Mogadime
Business Growth, Marketing & Sales Consultant for Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs
Toronto, Canada

Feel confident in your body

When I was first healing from eating disorders and people-pleasing and workaholism, my then-boyfriend asked me one day what I thought of a company he was thinking to buy. “What does your body say?” he asked me.

So I gave it a whirl and asked.

Me: “Hey, body, whatcha think?”
My body: “NO.”

My then-boyfriend didn’t listen to me, though, because from looking at the profit-and-loss statements and double checking the data, it looked like a great opportunity.

He soon discovered, however, that the company had lied. If the sale had gone through, it would have been a disaster.

“Holy shit!” I thought. “My BODY is tapped into a form of intelligence that all the logic and pie charts and graphs in the world don’t have access to.”

Listen, your mind loves you. It’s just not supposed to LEAD. It’s gone a bit cuckoo doing a job that’s above its pay-grade.

Logic can limit you. Planning can put potholes your path. Trying to be ON all the time can take you off course.

Over our months together, you’ll learn how to spend less time in your head and more time in your body. 

You’ll cultivate a mind that’s more peaceful and friendly. Learn how to let your intuition lead and let your mind support. Feel at home in your skin. Stop with the shitty self-criticism. Be a good friend to yourself. Naturally ease up with numbing and addictive behaviors. Look in the mirror and like what you see. Rock the shit out of a new dress, a pair of old sweats, and everything in between. Know what you know, feel what you feel, and love what you love.

And you’ll learn to lead with that form of intelligence that all the logic and planning and willpower in the world don’t have access to.

“I now know nothing is — or ever was — wrong with me. I was just too busy to listen to my body.”

“I had gotten really good at running a highly profitable business, keeping on my son’s nap schedule, and making sure that the to-do list was handled, but my inability to enjoy and let go was causing fights and resentments with my husband. I used to second-guess myself about everything, fearing failure or embarrassment.

Now when I start to doubt myself, I use it as a sign to let me know I am on to something amazing, and I go for it! I understand more fully what it means to be — and do business as — a woman, to stay healthy amid my constantly-changing emotions, hormones, and cycles.

I discovered that I need spaciousness in my life in order to feel sexy. Our love-making has reached new heights and it feels so good to crave my husband. I now know that my marriage will last — where as before I was secretly worried.

LiYana helped me transform things that I have been working on in other growth and development programs for 10+ years. Everything I was searching for, I found within me.”

Angelina DeWeese 
Soul Purpose Business Coach
1 husband + 2 kids + 3 businesses in a house by the sea
Carmel, CA

Create a triumphant Reinvention

You know that time when you felt, “something’s wrong here,” but you froze? When your gut said, “leave!” and you stayed? When you left your body because the panic was getting too big to handle? When you deflected a compliment by pointing out one of your flaws instead?

I’m not slapping you on the wrist for freezing, staying, dissociating, or demurring. You did your best — like we all do — with some shitty circumstances and with some shitty cultural conditioning about being a woman.

But you did do some serious by-passing.

By-passing of your Womanhood. Your Feminine essence. Your intuition. Your body. Your feelings. Your desires. Your soul. Your need to rest and retreat. Your need to run your greatness like a racehorse.

And so, the time has come to learn some skills that work better than by-passing. Skills that are honed in the forge of the Feminine.

The Feminine flexes her muscles through your body. Your gut instincts. Your ability to ask for and receive help. Owning your wild sweet sexy. Your fierce longing. Your wholeness and happiness. Your HELL NO and your HELL YES.

You don’t need a new you. The true you works just fine, thank you very much. Let’s give her the steering wheel.

And the Feminine will be your wing-woman for your triumphant Reinvention.

“After I completed this experience with LiYana, I didn’t even recognize myself.

“Before I landed in LiYana’s loving presence and mentorship, I was disconnected from my body, was healing from a difficult past, and had been in quite a long dark night of the soul.

The container of the program was exquisite. LiYana is the real deal and curated the experience to touch the parts of me that needed love the most. I learned to trust my intuition, feel more safe in my body, feel the presence of the nourishing feminine, and feel a profound hope in my heart that my life would be filled with love again.

I learned to share my deeper self with other women in a more meaningful way than the social norms of competition and comparison. I made life long friends and am deeply grateful.

My capacity to experience pleasure, connection, love, and goodness in my life has increased a thousandfold, and continues to increase.

There is no way to put a price on healing the wounded feminine within the heart, soul, mind, and body of a woman. I would do this mentorship over again double.”

Nandi Hetenyi, Psy.D.
Psychospiritual Healer and Writer
Oakland, CA

What your next six months will look like

Allow me to walk you through the journey of our next half-year together.

Our one-on-one work

Belief by belief, we’ll walk you triumphantly into your Reinvention.

 

It is my honor to help you make sense of what fell apart, to transform inherited trauma and family wounds, to remind you of who you ARE, and to help facilitate your Reinvention.

We’ll meet on the phone or by video conference about every other week, for our 85-minute deep dives. We’ll create an agenda of what painful patterns and beliefs you wish to revise, and use that as our road-map as we go. I’ll suggest some to add as well, that might be hiding out in your blind spots.

And, our work is always flexible enough to include the spontaneous and immediate stuff that comes up whenever it darn well feels like it. You’ll have (optional) “homework” in between sessions, so you can actualize in your external world the changes we are making in your internal world.

{If you are new to me, scroll down to the bottom where I’ll open my kimono and share all about me}.

We’ll make more lasting changes throughout our six months together than is often experienced through years of therapy. Even though it is relatively swift, it’s not a make-over (remember, we’re not slapping a fresh coat of paint on you).

However, taken from the mouths of past participants, here are some of my favorite Before-and-Afters. (Take any you’d like for yourself.)

Before: I can’t ask for what I need.
After: My desires are the answers to someone’s prayers.
 
Before: I don’t have a voice. 
After: It’s safe to be seen. People can’t wait to hear what I have to say.
 
Before: I have to do it right.
After: I must do what’s right for me.
 
Before: I don’t know my purpose.
After: I know what is (and is not) mine to do this lifetime.
 
Before: I am qualified to lead even though I’m a woman.
After: I’m qualified to lead BECAUSE I’m a woman.
 
Before: Unless I hold it all in place, I’ll lose everything.
After: I trust life. I trust myself.
 
Before: I’m not good enough.
After: I am whole and I am home.
 
Before: I don’t belong.
After: These powerful, beautiful women? They are my tribe.

Our Retreat

Let’s come together in the flesh, shall we?


Welcome to this five-day immersion experience into your body, your fire, and your Womanhood.  

However downtrodden you might feel coming in, you can expect to feel clear-eyed, connected, confident, and lit-up as you head back into your life.

You’ll begin your day with your senses coming alive: lungs breathing in fresh air, feet padding on soft grass, body held gently amid the wise trees of the Blue Ridge mountains.

You’ll head to a farm-fresh breakfast designed around your dietary needs, lovingly prepared by Kelly and Frank, the owners of Bliss Farm & Retreat Center, with eggs and herbs and veggies and love from their organic garden farm.

We’ll gather as a group and begin by grounding into our bodies and invoking the presence of the Feminine Divine, the best tour guide ever. Your shyness around the other women will gently evaporate and you’ll start to feel like you’re in a group of sisters-from-another-mister.

  We’ll be doing rituals, dancing, discussing, putting pen to paper and writing. We’ll be meditating and mending.

After a sumptuous, nourishing lunch you’ll have some free time to explore the center’s 50 acres of pasture and woodland, ponds, hiking trails, and peacefulness. And it’s outdoor yoga deck, hammocks, indoor yoga space and gathering space, fire pit, and animals who want your love …. and treats.

Then we’re back into session where we’ll be doing things like: Making friends with your greatest doubts and fears — and your deepest desires. Discovering the genius of your body (maybe you thought you were driving around a rusty tricycle but actually a woman’s body is a precision Tesla). Learning how to love yourself even in rough times. Getting the sex re-education I wish every girl and woman could receive. Meeting new facets of the Oracle Between Your Thighs, your compass for inner guidance, personal boundaries, and deep joy. Refining your intuition, and learn how to get your needs met and speak up boldly.

 

A delicious, three-course dinner awaits you in the evening, followed by a special evening session where the deeper mysteries can be revealed.

Then, you’ll climb into your cozy bed and sleep in the arms of the Great Mother, readying for the next day where we’ll do some version of that all over again!

Meals, accommodation, and magic are included. It’s up to you to get yourself there, although of course we’re here to help your travel be easy and graceful.

 

When you get it in your body, you get it in your life.

 

Our Online Masterclasses

Can computer screens become sacred space? You bet your bottom!

 

Lead by me, these online classes are where we will first meet each other as a group and then conclude our journey together. In between, we’ll dive into the foundational principles and practices of Feminine Embodiment that will guide us through our six months together, and that we will build upon at our retreat.

You’ll leave each class with a radical, fresh perspective on your body and your potential, as well as action steps to bring into your day-to-day. Join from anywhere on the globe, whether you are well-put-together or a big hot mess.

I suggest moving the mountains you need to move in order to be live on all the classes. However, life is life, so all classes will be recorded for you in case you can’t.  

Channel Your Inner Oracle

Remember those “inner compass,” “divine guidance,” and “between your thighs” parts? Time to really go there! You’ll learn the science and research that confirms the connection between your brain, your soul, and your lady parts. You’ll learn the unique language of your Oracle, so you can source your inner guidance. Know in your heart of hearts what you want and need. Separate fear (and anxiety, worry, and doubt) from intuition. Trust your gut (even when other people think you’re nuts). Develop clear boundaries. Feel connected to the Divine. And make choices that are right for you.

Align With Your Feminine Cycles

Even though dominant culture tells us we are valuable the more we go-go-go, you’ll learn the power of ebb-and-flow. You’ll start by tracking your energy levels, thought-patterns, and emotions. So you can work with (rather than against) your ups and downs — for graceful time-management, organization, and self-care. Stop overriding your body. Heal your addiction to overworking and over-giving. Rest and rejuvenate without feeling guilty. Discover the best times to put the pedal to the metal. And live like you’ve got plenty of time.

Navigate Your Dark

As I see it, one of the root causes of human suffering is that we do not know how to work with our emotions. This class will teach you how. You’ll learn why emotions show up in the first place and how to survive their strong storms. Discover the core messages inside tough feelings like anger, grief, anxiety, shame, and depression. So you can be kind to yourself and stay in your body when things get intense. So you can show up and speak up, even when things get difficult. So you can trust your feelings, trust yourself, and trust life.

Dignify Your Desires

Can you really trust the hungers of your wild, lustful body? The short answer is yes. The long answer is, welcome to this masterclass! Although you may have been trained to ignore your body, you’ll get clear about what you need. Although you may have been trained to see your desires as selfish, you’ll learn how they actually make things better for everyone. Although you may have been trained to see your desires as dangerous, you’ll learn how to distinguish a healthy desire from a toxic one. So you become clear about your next steps and able to seduce others along for the sweet ride.

Prioritize Pleasure

Even though world may assure you your body is bad, the natural joy of your body knows that it is good to feel good. You’ll begin by learning the connection between pleasure and confidence, and between pleasure and productivity. You’ll research which actions and attitudes make your engine purr. So that you can feel confident in your body. More easily hear your intuition (stress is loud, yo!). Feel more creative and inspired. Practice the secrets of magnetism and charisma. Experience less suffering and more satis-freakin’-faction.

Our guest teachers

A carefully curated group of experts who walk (er, strut?) their stuff, and around whom you will feel relaxed, inspired, and instantly at home.

Beauty as a Spiritual Practice and Tool for Healing

Mary Lofgren will help bust some toxic myths and expand your view of beauty. Beyond makeup or fashion trends, beauty is a feeling, a state of grace, a feminine mindfulness practice. Through embodied movement as well as inner and outer beauty rituals, this session will immerse you in the arts of presence, self care, and spiritual connection through the joy of beauty.

Mary Lofgren (formerly known as Kitty Cavalier) helps busy women find center through beauty and embodiment. Mary is a sensuality coach, licensed esthetician, yoga and Qoya teacher. She is the author of two books, ‘Sacred Seduction’ and ‘Club Macaron.’  She is the founder of The School for Sensual Living, a community for women who are passionate about being in their bodies, savoring life through the senses, and exploring beauty as a tool for healing.

Dance Into Body Love

Ali Kole will lead us in Sensual Embodied Dance, where we’ll explore and express our emotions and desires through music and movement. In this safe space (no men, no mirrors, no judgment), we will become stronger, freer, more alive, and at home in our bodies. And we will come to know ourselves as the beautiful, powerful. magnificent beings we were born as.

Ali Kole holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a former beauty industry CEO who retired in 2015 to launch Sensual Embodied Dance and focus the majority of her time guiding women to deeper embodiment, pleasure and erotic expression.

Embodying the Fierce Feminine

Especially for the hot-mess moments when we are the most challenged and most want to hide, Sabrina Chaw will teach us how to stay present, stay in our power, stay in our truth, stay in our bodies, and stay rooted in love.

Sabrina Chaw is the personal coach and founder of A Feminine Feast, an organization dedicated to the truth, empowerment, and embodiment of every woman’s feminine core. She supports women over 50 in claiming their sovereignty, passions, and unabashed freedom in their more seasoned years, and facilitates powerful women’s groups that create deep connection with other women and with themselves.

Expanding your Sensual Potential

Sheri Winston will teach you things about your body and sexuality that aren’t even taught in textbooks! She’ll open up a world of new possibilities for your own pleasure and sensuality, as well as for the partners that may be so lucky as to get with you.

Sheri Winston, CNM, RN, BSN, LMT, is a celebrated sexuality teacher, award-winning author, medical professional, and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for the Intimate Arts Center. The author of four books including ‘Women’s Anatomy of Arousal’ and ‘Sensual SexCraft,’ Sheri offers empowering erotic education for men and women, informed by fifteen years as nurse-midwife, gynecology practitioner, registered nurse, holistic healer, childbirth educator and massage therapist.

Our group

The glue of this program is sisterhood.  

Our group is made up of a circle of women who will celebrate your light as well as your dark, gently reflect your blind spots, not bullshit you, be gentle and loving, and be deeply invested in your success. As a group, we will connect in our online masterclasses, our online group forum, and at our retreat.  

Note: At times, your fellow tribes-women will seem so beautiful, accomplished, and wise that you might feel small and lame in comparison. But instead of shrinking, you’ll learn how to get yourself lit off of another woman’s brilliance.

Oh, and another note: If you are feeling a draw to this program but are doubting if you are cool enough to be let in to this cool club of cool women, you are. You are cool enough.  

I already know you are beautiful, accomplished, and wise even if you’re tempted to downplay and doubt yourself. Your desire to be a part of this program means you belong in this group. We can’t wait to have you.

“I am bonded to this group of women through immense trust and understanding. They are now an extension of family, in my life forever.”

“At an early age I had learned that the feminine parts of myself were weak and to be considered strong and worthy I needed to be more like a man. Now I know what it feels like to derive my strength from my feminine power and. I. Love. It. Watch out world!

LiYana creates a sacred, gentle and safe space where we could experience the deepest healing. She has a way of playfully teasing out our hidden parts that were too scared to show up before. She is a fu*king rock star! And I do not say that lightly.

I can’t forget to mention how amazing it feels that I have established a deep connection with a community of empowered women. For years I have shied away from female friendships because I didn’t know how to trust or be supported by other women. Well, now I know.”

Tiffany Box
San Francisco sometimes / Hawaii other times

So, the short list

INCLUDES:

  • 6 months of my undivided attention within a strong, sacred container

  • 10 deep-dive “Belief Revision” private coaching sessions

  • 5 Feminine Embodiment masterclasses with me

  • 1 all-inclusive, in-person, five-day retreat

  • A handful of guest teacher sessions

  • Private online group forum and virtual support in between classes/retreats

  • A few surprises (I can’t reveal all my secrets!)​

  • Limited to up to 13 women, by application

Let’s see if we are a great fit, shall we?

Applications are now open.

Er, application?

Yep. Here’s why: This mentorship program asks both you and I to make a significant investment of time, energy, love, focus, and funds.

The application process allows both you and I to see if we are a great fit, so we can both be a clear HELL YES.

The application process will look something like this: First, you’ll answer some questions about your goals, desires, challenges, and roadblocks, which should take you about 20 minutes. They’ll reach me through my secure server and I will hold them with respect and 100% confidentiality.

I’ll then be in touch to set up a time to talk by phone or video conference, and we will dive into it all in greater detail.  

When we talk, I’ll outline how the mentorship program will meet — and surpass — all you are wanting. You’ll get a felt sense for me and how I work. We’ll walk through the cost of the program including discounts, payment plans, and room options at the retreat. We’ll we’ll get any last questions answered. And we’ll both leave with a clear “not now” or “hell, yes!”

Applying in no way binds you to DO this mentorship program. Even if you don’t end up joining us, expect this process to be enlivening and enlightening. I can’t wait to hear from you!

This is a Reinvention sourced from being in your Body, trusting your Inner Guidance, riding the power of your Desires, being a Good Friend to Yourself, and letting the “The Feminine ” lead.

No more bypassing your knowing.
No more overriding your body.
No more stuffing down your feelings.
No more thinking you’re crazy.
No more exhausting yourself.
No more dimming your light.

Take up space.
Feel comfortable in your skin.
Trust yourself, your soul, and your sex.
Say what you have to say.
Know your value.
Own your swagger.
Live like you’ve got plenty.

Move through your days with power, grace — and some ass-shaking humor.

This Embodiment Experience WON’T make you (or your life) perfect.
No magic pills here, I’m afraid.

This Embodiment Experience WILL make it impossible for you to feel truly lost, to betray yourself, or to fully dim down your light, ever again.

This Embodiment Experience will be one of Coming Home.
And one of Becoming Home.


Welcome.

Applications are now open.  

Let’s see if we are a fit.

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Your Reinvention Priceless

What about me?

Maybe you and I have known each other for years. Maybe this is the first you’ve heard of me and you’re curious. Or somewhere in between.

 

Here’s some about me … my dark nights, my bright heart, and my own Reinventions.

At 40-something years into my life, things were pretty peachy. Great relationship of over a decade, good health, lovely new baby, expansion in my business, beautiful community and friends.

And then one day in the middle of a bleak winter, the color drained out of my life.

All my life-long techniques for joy and positivity and motivation, stopped working. I had panic attacks by day and insomnia by night. I would get caught for days at a time in storms of anger, grief, depression.

I had crappy times before, of course, but this was different. My husband, friends, and community had little idea how to help and backed slowly away from me. Healer after healer plied me with expensive regimes and eventually threw their hands up as well. Everything I held sacred, caught fire and burned.

This lasted for a year. And then two. Of excruciating hell.

As I flailed about, I found a life-raft here, some driftwood there. I learned to re-find myself in an emotional storm. I found that each feeling had a startling message for me. I looked lucidly at the places I had betrayed myself, had muted myself, and had let myself run dry.

Eventually (long, long after the point which I thought I was sure I couldn’t take one more step), I emerged.

I emerged with an astonishing appreciation for and an uncanny ability to guide a fellow human through the brutal, loving process that is a Dark Night of the Soul and a Reinvention.

I emerged with a total and complete cease-fire of my life-long war with myself eating disorders, self-criticism, workaholism, and a deep sense of not-enough-ness, especially around other women.

I emerged with a clear partnership with the Feminine. A reverence for and confidence in my body. Able to hear my unique and quirky intuition and trust my gut instincts. Clarity about my desires, needs, and wants. Feeling connection with and supported by other women. Able to create some truly miraculous shit.

I did not emerge perfect, nor pain-free. Nor do I aspire to be.

I am whole. I am happy. I am a great friend to myself. I am so deeply loved by Life that it brings tears.

I have “plenty” — love, friendships, clients, income, support. And time. Time to dance, meditate, sometimes paint in oils, play with my kid, educate myself on racial equity, be an advocate for healthy masculinity, cook good food, and generally eat sitting down.

Over the last 16 years, I have immersed myself in Women’s Studies, holistic nutrition, Child Developmental Psychology, Compassionate Communication, neuroscience, Attachment Theory, trauma recovery, mindfulness, Vajrayana Buddhism, Vedic Tantra, and human sexuality. I stand gratefully on the shoulders of e.e.cummings, Pema Chodron, Audre Lorde, Mary Oliver, Anne Lamott, Carl Buchheit, Carla Camou, Riane Eisler, and Regena Thomashauer. I hold an undergraduate degree in Dance Studies, a Masters Certification in Transformational NLP, and am a Holistic Health Coach certified by the AADP.

All that has helped me to become a gifted coach for women, run transformational courses and in-person retreats, do some inspired speaking now and again, and keep my butt in the chair to write my first book, Feminine Genius, which was nominated for Foreword Review’s “2017 Book of the Year” award.

And then, guess what? Down into the Dark I go (again).

But now, I have TOOLS. I have an embodied understanding that when things fall apart, I have not fallen off my path, it is a part of my path.

Now, I know a Reinvention is galloping (again) toward me on the horizon. I know how to listen, to surrender, to breathe underwater without drowning, and to drag myself up on the wild horse of my life, and to stay astride, wind in my hair and beauty in my heart.

My friend, our Fallings-Apart and our Reinventions don’t happen once and then we get to get on with our lives. This IS our lives.

This IS a life lived in deep partnership with the Feminine. This IS a life where you will be refined, again and again, into the next version of the true you — the you who is here to love what you love, feel what you feel, know what you know, and do what you came here to do.

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