A whole-hearted experience to help you Root, Rise, and THRIVE through transition and uncertainty
(Next cycle will begin in January)
Maybe you feel a little (or a lot) misaligned. Overwhelmed. Flooded.
Maybe your heart feels heavy with everything happening in the world right now.
And maybe you sense something else is possible - strength, rest, resilience, and an uprising of spirit.
I made this for you.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.
- Lao Tzu
I know that so much about life is hard right now. Lives disrupted, education online, kids at home, separated from aging parents, injustices exposed, grief, death, anxiety, depression, and more floods our awareness through world and community news, and perhaps in your own circle of friends and family.
claim rest, healing, wholeness, resilience?
value connection over separation
reclaim love over fear?
engage in creating the world we know is possible?
I believe we can channel our power and vulnerability to dismantle separation and inequality in the world by first doing it within ourselves so we can participate in creating the world we want to pass on to our children and future generations. We do it through authentic, unapologetic self-care and self-love.
Working with Karla was truly an investment in health and wellness. Her program was grounding, practical, and doable, and her presence is kind and supportive. Karla doesn't just teach; she radiates all that she shares in her program - she lives this. Now we're in a pandemic, and it's stressful, but I'm using everything I learned in Root, Rise, Thrive daily to stay afloat, manage multiple roles and responsibilities, and lean into the slower pace to find joy in a difficult time. - Hilary Mandzik , PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, hilarymandzik.com
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Women navigating life transitions, no matter how big or small.
Women who hold healing spaces for others in their community.
Mothers and caregivers who tend to be the grounding center of the home, and who may naturally take on the role of family healer.
Women who experience frequent anxiety or overwhelm who have also been raised in homes where anxiety, perfectionism, or lack of self-worth was an underlying current.
Adoptive and foster moms, or other caregivers, who are caring for, and holding big space, for children who have experienced trauma and may feel weary on this path.
I am passionate about helping you...
Move more freely
Feel more connected, confident, and calm
Reclaim your worth
And in Root Rise THRIVE I will invite you to...
Release judgments and limiting old patterns that hold you back and keep you feeling stuck.
Be with and heal your grief, and the resistance that surrounds it.
Connect with your ancestors and be empowered to heal the motherline.
Tend to your nervous system, improve digestion, and boost immunity.
Find compassion, love, and allowance in all areas of your life.
Engage in dynamic transforming conversations with other women.
Expand your awareness!
We'll keep it simple and practical, but don't underestimate the power of simple.
Root Rise THRIVE
In Root Rise THRIVE you will receive facilitation and guidance to help you restore your energy, connect with your inherent worth, own your power, and evolve your habits to support the life that you want to live.
You can choose 1 cycle of 11-weeks or 3 cycles to really integrate life-giving habits into your daily rhythms. Each 11-week cycle we explore what authentic self-care that brings you home to your body so you can remember your inherent wholeness and resilience. The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda is designed to help you know what helps you thrive.
This journey is one that works from the inside out, outside in, sideways and all around as you'll also gain clarity on what you desire and what gets in the way of receiving that. Our live calls are dynamic and this is where we bust through repeating patterns, limiting beliefs and all the lies we've picked up along the way that get in the way of thriving--individually and collectively.
The FULL 3-cycles take you on a deeper journey.
ROOT In the first 11-week season, ROOT down into your nervous system and basic knowledge of Ayurveda that guides you to know what will help you thrive. You become part of our dynamic group and gain access to collective wisdom on this healing journey. You learn the habits and routines of thrive in a relaxed, attuned, and non-judgmental environment with connection and authentic guidance. You’ll begin feeling better which allows for better choices and deep trust in intuition. Your body, emotions, and thinking will begin to reflect embodied resilience.
RISE In the second 11-week season, RISE, you'll notice how the first season of these self-care rituals are creating a deeper rhythm to your days and enhancing your quality of life. The internal fire has been stoked to support better digestion of food, thoughts, feelings, emotions, and life experiences. New patterns begin to feel normal and you experience feeling lighter and more like YOU as you embody the question “What else is possible?”
In this season, you will notice how your awareness has increased and we’ll use this to go deeper into the patterns and resistance that may seem persistent. Ayurveda (and emerging science) teaches us that we inherit our mother’s nervous system and that we inherit the "undigested thoughts and experiences" of our mother and grandmothers. It is the unfulfilled longings. We have the opportunity to use these beautiful self-care practices of body, mind and energy to tend to our own nervous systems and rewire and heal what is known as the mother wound which affects generations past and future. We will do just that in the second season.
THRIVE In the third 11-week season, THRIVE, you’ll discover more of YOU as you notice your own biorhythms feeling supported by the earth’s rhythms. Your body and mind will thrive with more vibrancy, groudedness, and resilience. You’ll navigate seasonal changes and life transitions with more ease and intention. You’ll be a pro! You’ll have seen and experienced how your own self-care and self-healing affect those around you. You feel empowered, bold, strong, and centered. And what else is possible now?
When we live from connectivity and presence, we have a greater capacity to create safe, healing spaces for our families and those we care for.
You have important gifts to share with the world. You are already holding space for others.
Such a great question! But can I change it? After all, "WHAT WILL I BE ASKED TO INVEST?" is probably a better question...
Energy Investment: Commitment to show up for yourself Willingness to let go of old patterns and try new things Trust that we'll have your back Belief that change is possible!
Time Investment: Total course length is 11-weeks or 8 months (3 11-week cycles) Of course, YOU get to choose how much you put into this experience. The lessons are short, calls 60 minutes, you can begin most practices with just a few minutes/day. Average is 2 hours/week.
Financial Investment: Membership in the Root Rise THRIVE coaching program is $1999 for 8-months if you begin in Fall 2020 (All 3 cycles) $950 if you prefer to choose just one 11-week cycle through the course.
(Please let me know if your household income has been impacted by the pandemic. Payment plans and hardship discounts can be arranged. Email Karla.)
Before making this purchase, please follow your heart. Take a deep breath and ask if you are committed to opening yourself fully to yourself.
Once you've registered, I ask that you join me in committing fully to the work. By registering, you agree to be responsible for all payments in your plan.
I do not offer refunds. It’s important to choose this for YOU, and trust the YES within you that steps forward on this journey. Ask yourself, "If I choose this, will it contribute to my life 5 years from now?" (Stop and notice... what do you sense?) Those in your care need you to live fully alive, awake, and from center.. I am honored to walk this journey with you.
With Gratitude, Karla
WHAT IS THE COURSE FORMAT?
Weekly video/audio lessons that are short and digestible to support your self-care, body and soul care.
10 Weekly Live Community Connection/Coaching Calls (on ZOOM) where we share stories, workshop self-care, and clear any blocks. Sessions will be recorded if you cannot make it live.
Private Facebook forum for our group members to engage, share, celebrate breakthroughs, and hold space through the upsets and upswings!
1-45 minute coaching session with Karla at the beginning of each cycle. (and 15-minute sessions to boost your breakthroughs. )
Access to any current classes/workshops during the time of your membership.
Additional practices. powerful embodied and energetic exercises, recipes and more to support your body and soul.
Optional: 1-1 Ayurveda and oils consultation with me for how to use essential oils for your body type - Ayurvedically and intuitively.
Online Community Platform for all materials.
What will the 11-week sessions look like?
If you've ever worked with me before, you know that I come with structure and a plan...and am always open to pivoting and following the energy and flow of each unique community that comes together. (When we have structure, we can allow flow and flexibility).
Here is the flow of our 11-week content.
1. Breath and Using your hand to heal (Ayurveda 101 and your nervous system) 2. Meal Rhythms & Rituals to create a nourishing relationship with your food 3. Sleep Rhythms and Rituals 4. Morning Rhythms and creating a dynamic routines that work for YOU 5. Honoring the ancestors , your Womb and healing the Mother Wound 6. Movement that is creative, fun and supports your unique body type 7. NO LIVE Call--Utilize meditations and exercises to Digest, Integrate, Play, Celebrate YOU and notice the shifts. 8. Meditation, Stillness, Energy Pulls -- the power of coming to center daily. 9. Connection to Mother Earth through Food--a blessed orientation through gifting and receiving-food as medicine. 10. Caring for your Senses--secrets to aging gracefully through all transitions and phases of life 11. Energetics and you.... Cultivating the Habit of Easeful Living is about Whole Self Living, Choice and Possibilities.
CAN I WORK 1-ON-1 WITH KARLA?
Root Rise THRIVE includes some individual coaching sessions with me (a 45-minute session at the beginning of each cycle plus additional 15-minute focused sessions to boost your breakthroughs.
BUT you may discover a desire to go deeper, further. Great! We can certainly discuss the kinds of sessions you'd like to explore. This includes any of the energetic healing sessions, trauma-informed parent mentoring, and more. It may be that Root Rise THRIVE becomes for you a springboard into deeper reflection and work. If that feels like a good fit, let's connect!
I see you. I believe in you. I get transitions and am currently navigating a few of my own. I parent three amazing human beings and we are trying to find our way through this new virtual learning/working world where on any given day 5 laptops may be buzzing. My parents are aging and we are navigating my mother's life with Alzheimer's. My partner was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 3 years ago.
"We shake with joy, we shake with grief. What a time they have, these two housed as they are in the same body" - Mary Oliver
Yup. That about sums it up. Joy and grief - jumbled together in ways that call me to center more and more each day.
And as a parent of both black and white children, I am always learning what it means to be vulnerable and engage in hard, and often uncomfortable, conversations about race, parenting, culture, and my inherited white advantage. If I am not taking care of me, living from center, it’s challenging for me to stay present and not react at times when my own biases are called out. So, I am committed to the kind of self-care that cultivates connection over separation and judgment.
Oh, and I love a good smoothie with avocados, cocoa powder, and lots of greens. And growing flowers in our garden, hiking at the river with my kiddos, and eating the quarantine bakery goods my girls have taken to creating!
These 3 amazing human beings call me Mom. And they inspire what I do. They are now tween/teens - still amazing and inspiring! According to Ayurveda (and emerging science), we carry 5-7 generations in our DNA. Ayurveda also teaches that we inherit our mother’s nervous system and the undigested thoughts and experiences - their unfulfilled longings. If your mother’s nervous system is not something you necessarily want to emulate, it's ok. We don’t have to blame and shame our mothers or ourselves. We can simply know that we are all carrying the inheritance of the past and we can move out of that, no matter what. The healing starts with us and reaches into generations past and future. I take responsibility for my own inner work and deep healing so that my children and grandchildren don't have to do it for me. We get to LIVE fully awake, alive, present, connected, free, and full - and we can share that gift with others.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH KARLA
“The word hopelessness is no longer in my vocabulary. I feel like I am truly alive again, not just living.” --Amy C
"I have taken many courses over the years, but Karla's course was for myLIFE, a better life. There are no grades at the end to tell me I am doinggreat. There is something even better than that - my body is TELLING me I am doing something great!" - Kristie C.
"Working with Karla has helped me to be true to what was best for my own health. I’m already finding that as I receive restoration, and extend patience to myself, I have so much more patience and grace to extend to my family and those around me." - Christa P.
“I cannot say enough about the knowledge, commitment, care, and intention that Karla offered to me and the other students in the course. With a gentle approach, devoid of judgement and pressure, she effectively communicates how to bring the vital and beautiful principles of Ayurveda into your home, your routine, and eventually into your life as a way to support a healthier you.” - Camela L.
“Karla is a miracle worker. She has provided me a way to navigate through the world with far more ease and grace than I would ever have thought possible." - D
"Karla was the ideal coach for me in that she was 100% supportive, non-judgmental and willing to brainstorm ideas on how to move beyond resistance. She has such a calm, wise and nurturing style which was exactly what I needed at this moment in my life." – Alida
"I learned a ton from Karla about self-forgiveness, gentleness with myself, and how self-care is more loving to others than constantly feeling frazzled and almost resentful of other's needs for my time." – Kimberly