Wild & Awake Circle Empowerment Training
with Melissa Herzog
begins April 4th, 2020
Wild & Awake School of Embodied Living
Circle Empowerment Training
Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 6 pm
April 4 & 5th, 2020
May 9 & 10th, 2020
June 6 & 7th, 2020
July 18 & 19th, 2020
August 22nd & 23rd, 2020
Sept 12th & 13th, 2020
October 3rd & 4th, 2020
November 7 & 8th, 2020
December 5 & 6th, 2020
January 9 & 10th, 2020
February 6 & 7th, 2021
March 13 & 14th, 2021
Retreat Finale & Closing Circle April 15 – 18th, 2021 (location, a retreat cabin in Michigan)
Departing at 9 am Thursday, April 15th – Arriving back home no later than 8 pm on Sunday, April 18th
300 + contact training hours + 4 day/3 night retreat, & 20+ non-contact hours
The Sacred is Calling and the Feminine is Rising
Women and Men are being called to circle up, to sharpen their tools, to embody their powerful gifts, and to stand with the Goddess Rising. The world desperately needs you to stand in your Truth. You are Whole. You are Divine. You are Enough.
A Wild & Awake student is empowered, free, grounded, unencumbered, honest, courageous, unapologetic, fierce, strong, nurturing, guided, wise, aligned with nature, sexually empowered and is not afraid to go deep diving into sacred soul work to break cycles of despair, grief, separation, wounding, judgment, terror, and imbalance. When women and men learn/remember/embody/ and show up in their power, honoring and sharing their many gifts, it has an incredible ripple effect.
In this training we will explore and uncover the many gifts we possess and embody as divine, spiritual, infinite beings. During our time together, there may be some things you will come to realize, you already know, there will be many things that you will start to remember. Set in the powerful container of a sacred circle, there will be an infinite amount of wisdom to tap into through thoughtfully curated, creative facilitation, and courageous exploration. We will develop, strengthen and sharpen our understanding of soul purpose and empowered embodiment.
The truth is, when humans circle up in a sacred container, incredible, undeniable, powerful magic happens. This training experience will be some of the toughest work you have ever done, it will also be some of the most rewarding work you have ever done.
What we’ll study & learn:
Circle Work- we will dive into and learn how to design ritual, ceremony, and movement that aligns and corresponds with the Wheel of the Year and the Moon Cycle. This training will prepare you to start, lead, and grow your own circles, creating ripples of healing, connection, and alignment.
Council – One of the most powerful tools out there. We will participate in and learn the ways of Council which include deep listening, space holding and powerful perspective; facilitating deeper understandings of each other’s human journey, providing clarity, confirmation and support
Body Prayer & Yoga- We will learn in depth, how to effectively sequence a movement class in a multitude of ways, creating a balanced and empowering experience for others as they tap into the innate wisdom that resides in their physical, beautiful, human body. You will learn elements of vinyasa, hatha, deep stretch, restorative, mudras, pranayama, and dance.
Yoga Philosophy – We’ll engage in lectures and practices that connect us to the heart of yoga. The Yamas and Niyamas are the jewels of a yoga practice. We will take time exploring how each jewel shows up in our lives and how we can continue to walk the ever unfolding path in the feminine voice with grace, truth and honor.
Meditation Wisdom – You’ll be guided to learn meditation techniques in a multitude of ways. Through movement, traditional and modern practice, verbal guidance, through art, on walks, we’ll make a conscious effort to truly find the meditation practice that calls to you and works for you too. A big goal of ours is to incorporate a daily meditation and devotional practice into your life.
Sacred Sisterhood/Brotherhood- We’ll remember as we gather together in circle time and time again that there is nothing more powerful than holding space for others in a sacred container. This is ancient, this is ancestral, this is our birthright. We do what we do because our ancestors for generations before us have paved the path for us to be here. We honor all of their work by Rising together in Sisterhood & Brotherhood, to remember, and to break the ties that bind. There is no separation. I am you and I am whole. We do this work together.
Creative Artistic Expression – We will make art together including, crafting rituals, vision boards, malas, sigels, nature mandalas and more.
Business of Circle & Creatrix Work – We’ll talk about what it means to be a lightworker, sharing all that you have learned with others. We’ll talk about boundaries, money, structure and successful strategies in sharing your gifts.
Crystals & Aromatherapy – We’ll learn how to enhance our spiritual practice using crystals and essential oils to help balance the chakra system and center your wild divine feminine nature.
Wisdom Quest- We’ll often take to the great outdoors on a quest to more fully align with who we are. Nature and the human soul are deeply connected, we need to remember, honor, and strengthen this relationship. Goddess Gaia has an infinite and abundant amount of gifts and lessons to teach us.
Core desires- We’ll uncover what it is that we truly desire for ourselves in this time of our lives, what we envision for our future, and how we can best be in service to ourselves and others during our human journey through life. Contemplation, journaling, deep listening, and peeling back layers are all a part of this exploration.
Goddess Archetypes- We’ll study and invoke aspects of Shakti, Kali, Inanna, Lakshmi, Mary, Kwan Yin, Saraswati, Durga, Lilith and other Goddess energy. We’ll explore the Light & the Dark Goddesses, the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone), and the Wild Woman archetype through ritual, ceremony, storytelling, meditation and the Wheel of the Year.
Storytelling- Through sacred circle and guided movement we will share the stories that want to be told. Journaling and creative writing are a huge part of this experience.
Healing hands on- We’ll learn how, with permission, we can safely and effectively give hands on adjustments and healing touch to enhance a circle participant’s or one on one student’s experience.
An Exploration of the Chakra System – We’ll learn what the chakras are, where they are located , the energies and systems they align with and how we can use this intricate and fascinating system to facilitate healing and a deeper understanding of our bodies and journeys.
Melissa is Creatrix and Lead Trainer at House of AUM in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She has been facilitating yoga trainings for over three years and holding space for women’s circle for six years. Melissa has studied and trained extensively over the last ten years, completing nearly 800 hours of training in yoga, nature spirituality, reiki, and women’s circle work. All of the soul diving, deeply feminine spiritual work she has done up to this point, has led her to create this program. This is the second iteration of it, the first one currently being offered in Columbus, Ohio until May 2020. She is an empowered business woman with a BA of Science in Business and Marketing from Wright State and has been guiding her own ship for twelve years. Her skills are vast and her commitment to the Goddess runs deep. Everything she does is infused with Her essence. Melissa is also deeply influenced and inspired by yoga, nature spirituality, the sun, the moon, the many faces of Shakti, Lakshmi, the Wheel of the Year, Feminine leadership and business practices, empowered sisterhood, her mentors, her students, and the sacred work of raising her children.
This training is excellent for those who already have a 200 hour yoga certification although it is not necessary. You do not have to be a yoga teacher to take this program. You do not have to be a woman to take this training. However, you must possess within you, a deep understanding of the Feminine and have a deep desire to serve Her through this work. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a “Circle Empowerment Training” certificate from the Wild & Awake School of Embodied Living conceived by Melissa Herzog of House of AUM. This is not a Yoga Alliance standard program.
Space is limited to a Circle of 8 for an intimate, small, and potent experience.
Total Investment~ $4800 Paid in Full or (4) payments of $1250 (payment due dates vary per student needs). A deposit of $1250 is due at registration unless you are paying in full.
~One year unlimited yoga membership at House of AUM valid April, 2020 – April 2021 (value $1050).
~One Astrology & Tarot Reading (value $75)
~ One all inclusive retreat experience (vegetarian food & beverages provided) (value $595)
~ One (60 min) Whole Body Well-being Deep Tissue Massage while on retreat (value $75)
There is a screening process that must be completed before registering for this training.
Registration ends February 22nd, 2020. A refund less 20% will be provided if registration is withdrawn before April 4th. There will be no refunds given once the training has begun. It is important that all students attend each weekend scheduled including the retreat finale.
Upon completion of this program you will be a skilled guide in leading circle and movement experiences, creating powerful, healing ripples on a micro level that contribute to the collective’s healing and empowerment on a macro level.
Your presence and gifts are abundant and are meant to be shared. It is an honor to do this work with you.
For questions and to apply/register, please email email@example.com
“Awaken The Guide Within”
A 10 month Training & Exploration
Uncover Your Teaching Voice, Deepen Your Personal Practice, Connect Deeply With Others in Yellow Springs, Ohio
WE OFFER: Experiential training in a highly vibrating environment influenced by the Divine Feminine, invoking strength, peace, grace and truth from within. Your training is infused with a well rounded spiritual menu of offerings to fully engage all the senses to expand into higher consciousness, facilitating healing & personal growth as well as learning to guide others in the practice of yoga.
You’ll learn from a group of diverse and experienced guides & trainers in a variety of topics & workshops including:
Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga- learn how to effectively sequence a class in a multitude of ways, creating a balanced and empowering experience for others
Restorative Yoga- learn how to guide others in creating supported poses within their bodies in an effort to reduce stress, increasing their ability to relax, revive and relieve tension
Yoga Philosophy- We’ll engage in lectures that connect us to the lineage and history of yoga and it’s many expressions
Meditation Technique- You’ll be guided into meditation in a multitude of ways, through movement, through verbal guidance, on walks, through art, etc. We’ll learn techniques to guide others in meditation as well as deepen our own personal meditation practice
Creative Artistic Expression-We’ll make art together, vision boards, malas and more
Business of Yoga- we’ll talk about what it means to be an independent contractor, plan your own studio, writing your bio, teacher branding and more.
Crystals- we’ll learn how to enhance our spiritual practice using crystals
Aromatherapy- we’ll learn how oils can support your practice and everyday life
Wisdom Quest- We’ll take to the woods often, embarking on silent meditative walks. These are spiritual treks for the soul and one of our favorite parts of the training.
Core desires- We’ll uncover what it is that we truly desire for ourselves and for the students we’ll be guiding and how we can best be in service to ourselves and others.
Physical adjustments- We’ll learn how to safely give hands on adjustments to enhance a student’s experience on their mat.
Anatomy & Physiology- we’ll learn the basics of both in an effort to understand what is taking place in one’s body while practicing yoga
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been practicing for three months or three years, this soulfully guided instructor training will have you searching the depths of your soul, uncovering your true essence, tapping into your personal power & connecting to your truth; deeply inspiring you to share the practice of yoga with others in your own authentic way.
Upon completion of this program, candidates may register with Yoga Alliance.
*In order to keep the training intimate with a greater focus on the individual student & small group dynamic, we limit the number of students to twelve. In order for this program to run, we must have eight committed students registered by April 30th.
TIME: Saturday 8 am – 6 pm & Sunday 8 am – 6 pm
June 20th & 21st
July 25th & 26th
August 15th & 16th
September 26th & 27th
October 17th & 18th
November 21st & 22nd
December 12th & 13th
January 16th & 17th
February 20th & 21st
March 20th & 21st
Total Cost is $3000 (Paid in Full)
Payment Plan Option: $3200 (to be paid in full by December 31st, 2020, all payment plans can be co-created to fit your financial needs).
Upon starting the program, all students will have an unlimited membership pass to all regularly scheduled classes. Value $1050
If you are not a student at House of AUM, there is an interview process you must complete before acceptance into the program.
Lead Instructor: Tara Powers, E-RYT 500 & a handful of The AUM Collective Instructors & Guides