Become a certified SoulWorker, gain trauma sensitive skills to hold space for diverse groups with varying needs, and be a part of the re-shaping of the Yoga industry into a more inclusive, welcoming, and loving space for healing hearts across a wide spectrum of backgrounds + life experience.
BECOME A CERTIFIED SOULWORKER
Gain skills to become a Trauma Sensitive Guide. What’s the most important skill in supporting others through transformation? The answer is having the tools to be of highest service to the INDIVIDUAL you are working with. It isn’t the same for everyone. Learn effective strategies to hold powerful space.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS
We talk at length about the power and IMPORTANCE of sustaining an income generating model in our businesses so that we then have the ability, time and money to give back in powerful ways. As a Certified SoulWorker, you will be able to offer SoulWork circles in your communities and set a price that aligns with your market, career position, and needs.
UNLOCK PERSONAL POWER + CLARITY
Your own personal transformation work is key. Take this opportunity to sit with the questions of your heart and explore different practices designed to awaken more clarity emotionally, mentally, and spiritually around your personal power and dharma (purpose) in this life.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: WHAT IS TRAUMA SENSITIVE?
The time is now. The world is ready. And you are a part of the conversation. Together we are bringing access, and healing arts to the masses. We want to support you to give back in a meaningful way. Our training will empower you with an introduction trauma from a Western and Eastern perspective
It is important, as facilitators, that we have a baseline understanding of trauma to prevent compounding damage.
What is trauma? How does it occur? Our trauma sensitive lens ensures that you can serve a wide variety of populations with more integrity and competency.
Our trauma curriculum developed by Eleanor Bramwell, Trauma Expert and Founder of the BodyWise Foundation. BWF is dedicated to trauma resolution through the body, advancing trauma based research, and trauma therapies. The non profit serves thousands of trauma survivors, and trains hundreds of trauma professionals.
You WILL gain powerful skills to work intentionally and mindfully. You WILL feel supported as you offer alternative healing arts that the world is hungry for. You WILL feel ready to serve with more integrity, to step into your role as a LEADER.
We believe that creating TRAUMA SENSITIVE leaders is critical. This certification will serve as an introduction to trauma theory and the tools to make your space holding stronger. You will feel more ready to invite the totality of the human experience and heartbreak.
This Retreat will empower you to be a more skillful facilitator and to approach your work through a trauma sensitive lens. Please note that it is important that we emphasize that you will not leave this program a certified trauma worker.
If you are passionate about supporting others in healing trauma, we recommend that you pursue professional certifications through accredited organizations specializing in trauma theory and therapy. BodyWise Institute offers a 1,200 hr trauma informed yoga therapy training program and certificate body based program for psychotherapists.
WHO THIS IS FOR
This is the program for you if:
You are a yoga teacher, doula, circle holder, conscious lover, supportive friend, clinician, care provider, social entrepreneur, advocate, or soul seeker who is called to hold powerful space for others. People come to you for help - and you want the skills to best support them
You are looking in invest in a professional skills training program to learn how to facilitate transformation with more confidence and integrity
You are passionate about using yoga and other alternative holistic modalities as tools to support yourself and others to more peace in their inner lives. You want to fine tune your skills as a Trauma Sensitive space holder to ensure that you are creating the best environment possible for people to have the space to heal themselves.
You want to be Certified to hold SoulWork Circles for your own community, and have a clear, concise, and powerful format that empowers you to guide others through a journey from inner inquiry to purpose clarity
You are hungry for the time and space to be present with yourself, go inside, explore practices in emotional clearing, intimacy building, and shadow work to get clarity and the skills to manifest callings of your heart.
You want to be a part of the movement we are building to educate transformational facilitators with integrity and the POWER to use your voice to create ripples of positive social change.
You are want to be a part of a proudly DIVERSE tribe of leaders taking on the important task of re-shaping how the mainstream public perceives the yoga industry.
You want to be a face + advocate of inclusivity, celebration of diversity, accessibility, and bringing yoga + other holistic modalities outside of the upper middle class and to a new audience that would benefit immeasurably from the teachings.
NOTE: We will be diving into transformational work, sometimes with the intention to bring old wounds to the surface. While we are teaching TRAUMA SENSITIVE techniques in the training, this intensive is designed for people who are NOT currently in a traumatic place internally or are currently suffering intensely from PTSD.
As a certified SoulWorker you will receive the authority to offer SoulWork Circles in your local community + be listed in our directory with a link to your offerings + contact.
AS A STUDENT IN THIS PROFESSIONAL FACILITATOR SKILLS TRAINING YOU WILL:
Become a certified SoulWorker and receive the authority + blueprint to run SoulWork Circles in your neighborhood
Take space for your own Professional Development. Become a more effective teacher, leader, and informed trauma facilitator.
Learn Trauma Sensitive teaching techniques and theory to support you in attuning to group dynamics. Learn transformational techniques for self healing and facilitating through experiential activities
Learn how you can use your skills and voice to serve your community. Explore SoulWork as a socio-political movement.
Connect with your spiritual family and create ways to collaborate together out in the world with conscious projects.
Learn about local organizations doing important work in your community + have the opportunity to ask questions + get more involved.
Shared Accommodation + Most Meals (organic) during the retreat
SoulWork Professional Certification - the ability to lead SoulWork circles in your local communities
Listing in our professional directory - giving you authority and lifting you up as a SoulWork leader - the new face of inclusivity, accessibility, and bringing yoga to a wide audience of life experience + background.
30 hours of Experiential Education Yoga Alliance CEU’s designed to take you through your own personal process while providing trauma sensitive education + techniques as a transformational facilitator.
Business blueprint support, mentorship, and access to our community of other like-minded seekers collaborating on projects to make the world a more inclusive + compassionate place
The SoulWorker’s Manual - a golden resource guide of transformational activites you can do within your SoulWork Circles.
$2500 USD - SoulWork Training + 7 night retreat stay OR
$1200 USD - Commuter Rate (includes SoulWork Training + 3 meals a day)
**Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for your Commuter Rate Code**
30% due now - Final payment due 60 days before retreat start date
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, WITHOUT EXCEPTION
The SoulWork Facilitators Skills Retreat + Certification will be held at Oshun Mountain Sanctuary, a beautiful 42 acre retreat facility located 2.5 miles from the heart of the bohemian and wellness centered city of Asheville, North Carolina. It is set amongst the lush landscape of the Appalachian Mountains and the French Broad River and includes:
Peaceful rooms that offer comfortable memory foam beds, large bathrooms with bathtubs, fire places in most rooms, and garden view patios
Mindfully created Serenity Gardens + Labyrinth with a waterfall and sitting areas to resemble the 4 directions of the medicine wheel
Adjacent walking trails
Cell phone free common areas
Wellness center with sauna, steam shower, and many available treatments (available at an additional cost)
All organic vegetarian meals + snacks
Use of mats, blocks, bolsters, and blankets
** Please note: rooms and beds are reserved at first come first serve bases **
Price reflects a shared room with either two queen beds or 1 queen and 1 full bed for yourself. If you would like to reserve an entire room for yourself please contacts us and we can adjust your room and total amount due.
MEET YOUR GUIDES
Aris is a passionate yogi and global traveler. Her life experiences have taken her into the depths of her soul and taught her the power of transformation. Aris now calls Costa Rica home where she is developing her own course to offer accessible tools for those with trauma, PTSD, and anxiety as well as a lead teacher of 200 hr teacher trainings with Passion Yoga School.
Aris is a Trauma Informed 500 hr ERYT, 85 hr PRYT, kids yoga program developer, and previously owned a studio in Southern California. She has taught a wide age group with varying abilities and bodies. Her focus is on therapeutic based yoga and guiding those who have have side effects of trauma, PTSD, and anxiety. Aris has tackled her own trauma and PTSD through the practice of yoga - which showed her where she can be of deeper service.
In 2018 Aris traveled the US as a Yoga Journal Ambassador, documenting how yoga is impacting the country and peoples lives. She was able to tap into the deeper callings of the yoga community and wants to be an advocate for social change through the lens of yoga. This is where Adi and Aris came together to create SoulWork Events.
Adi is a teacher’s teacher, philosopher + serial entrepreneur whose work and life is based out of an experimental yogic living permaculture center on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.
She has trained hundreds of yoga teachers in the 200 hr, 300 hr, Lifestyle Social Entrepreneurship, Pre-Natal and Trauma Informed professional focus areas through her company, Passion Yoga School. She has also led international programs across the globe - including to Thailand, Cambodia, India, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Ecuador.
Adi is the founder of SoulWork and producer of SoulWork: the Film - focusing on the journey from deep inner inquiry to clarity around social purpose and responsibility. She is also the Executive Director of Shakti Seva Inc, a 501c3 organization focusing on uplifting the indigenous community near her home among other global projects.
WE ARE FINE TUNING THE SKILLS OF OUR FAMILY OF CONSCIOUS CREATORS AND EMPOWERING A NEW GENERATION OF LIBERATED LEADERS WITH INTEGRITY. WE WANT TO SEE YOU THRIVING IN THE WORK YOUR SOUL HAS CALLED YOU TO.
ARE YOU ONE OF US?
WHO WE ARE + WHAT WE COMMIT TO
Our mission is to train professional facilitators in skillfully holding transformational space with integrity.
We are a union of space holders who embody the SoulWork teachings in our lives and businesses.
The next generation of yoga pracitioners are soulful activists - ready to embody the teachings as a spiritual lifestyle and find creative ways to build holistic businesses that also give back to their communities.
THE SOULWORK PILLARS
SOULWORK AS A VISION IS SPREADING LIKE FIRE.
With the support of Yoga Journal, we are re-framing the yoga industry and inviting in more inclusivity, accessibility, and social justice organization.
We want your voice in the conversation.
HOW THIS CERTIFICATION GROWS YOUR BUSINESS
We can only give back when our cup is full. We talk at length about the power and IMPORTANCE of sustaining an income generating model in our businesses so that we then have the ability, time and money to give back in powerful ways. As a Certified SoulWorker, you will be able to offer SoulWork circles in your communities and set a price that aligns with your market, career position, and needs. We go over this at length - so that you can introduce this model into your business AND ALSO how to use these events as awareness builders + Give Back opportunities for those in need of your community.
We teach you how to integrate both desires (making money + being of service) as a powerful mechanism for personal financial liberation AND being a leader in social impact + progressive social change.
A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE YOGA INDUSTRY
HOW IS IT THAT INNER SPIRITUAL WORK PROVIDES THE FOUNDATION FOR MEANINGFUL ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE OUT IN THE WORLD?
HOW CAN THE YOGA INDUSTRY BE A TOOL FOR EMPOWERING A WIDE RANGE OF POPULATIONS WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS + LIFE EXPERIENCES?
The global yoga industry is calling for more inclusivity, authenticity and resources that inspire collective grassroots action. The focus is moving away from the postures + merchandise - and into experiential learning immersions and organizing communities around common causes that uplift a wider range of yogis.
You want the change. Let’s create it, together.
HOW THESE TRAININGS GIVE BACK
These events not only serve as a Professional Certification for you, but they are also FUNDRAISERS for organizations in the select cities working to make yoga more accessible.
Each event also includes a Community Discussion Night, where we invite local organizations to come, network with YOU, share the work they are doing in the world, and host the conversations needed to move this vision forward with INTEGRITY.