IMAGINE…a sacred space for women to (re)define and pursue wellness on our own terms, directed by internal wisdom rather than external prescription.
IMAGINE…mindfully exploring how to care for ourselves considering how our trauma, both collective and individual, affects our wellness journey.
IMAGINE…examining our habits, patterns, behaviors and beliefs through a lens of radical self-compassion, shifting conditioned criticism to courageous curiosity.
IMAGINE…embracing a new paradigm of wellness that authentically empowers us and our communities rather than sustaining capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacist culture.
Let’s face it, the wellness thing is tricky these days. Conflicting information abounds! For example: “Go plant-based!” but also, “Keto’s the ticket.” or, “You should fast first thing each day.” then it’s, “Eat breakfast or you’ll wreck your metabolism!” then there’s, ” You gotta lift weights, no do yoga, wait-walking is all you need.” All these confusing messages can leave us feeling less than and stressed out. Furthermore, few wellness programs are trauma-informed, nor do they address the damage diet culture (and the oppressive systems it stems from) has done to our mental health and relationships with food, our bodies, exercise, rest and more.
This is why we’ve created Wise Woman Wellness: an innovative wellness community.
Join us for 6 weeks of interactive ZOOM groups where we won’t tell you what to do. Instead, we”ll support you with, and guide you through, dynamic trauma-informed practices, exercises and discussions to:
- identify and work on clearing the influence of oppressive cultural systems
- cut through the clutter and figure out what wellness truly means to YOU
- clarify what aspects of your wellness journey you currently want to focus on and why
- build body awareness and body trust to guide you rather than your inner critic or outside voices
- turn up the volume on your intuition and cultivate the courage to let it lead the way
- decode habits, patterns and behaviors for important information about yourself and your life
- navigate challenges that arise from a trauma-informed perspective
Now enrolled our 2nd round! Join us Wednesday’s 7-8pm EST. Feb. 15- March 22. Optional 30 min gentle yoga before each group.
Just $129 for all 6 sessions!
Ready to register? Email me your intent to join, name and phone number. I’ll respond within 24hours to set up payment: [email protected]
Meet your facilitators!
Hi, I’m Julie Norman. I’m an experienced yoga teacher, dietitian and health coach specializing in women’s empowerment through peaceful body image, aligned eating and exercise and creative expression. To see more about my career, click HERE.
Kristie Leahy Comsia, BA (education), E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) is a yoga and mindfulness instructor, community organizer and lover of all things that bring people together. Kristie’s taught over 3,000 hours of yoga to diverse populations including children of all ages, the elderly, individuals in recovery, friends in the DD population, teachers in training and more. Diversity, flexibility and adaptability are her specialties. She was introduced to yoga at the age of four by her Mom, Sylvia. This early exposure, a degree in Education and her first certification from The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (2011) set a strong foundation for a life-long relationship with the beautiful PATH of yoga. She is a Co-Director of the Yoga Summit of Ohio, an organization that aims to make the path of yoga more accessible and easier to understand for ALL. Kristie has additionally studied and trained in Advanced Practices of Yoga at The Asheville Yoga Center and in trauma and resiliency, mindfulness and meditation, non-violent communication, children and family specific approaches, Reiki I & II, aerial yoga and most recently Ayurveda. She enjoys the outdoors, travel, last-minute plan changes, a good challenge, a good laugh and lots of snuggles with her husband, two young sons and pets.