If you are here... there may be parts of your life, health and/or parenting or relationships may be feeling pretty heavy.
AND ...you already know something else is possible...or you wouldn't be here.
You want to contribute big to this world and do it from a place of rest and resilience.
Is it time for a change?
This whole planet is in need of healing right now. . As mothers and caregivers, the DEEP HEALING STARTS WITH US
OK...take a moment and PAUSE... Mentally check all that apply. Be honest with yourself--it's your body and life your are designing.
struggle to remember the last time you felt relaxed and deeply rested?
know what you need to do but can't get yourself to do it?
find your mind racing or feeling anxious often, consumed with the big life transitions, world upsets, and even the really mundane shit?
know worry and doubt all too well and feel the inner critic holding you back from your heart's desires?
feel like you've lost yourself in all of the deep love for others that you are not sure what those desires are anymore?
feel uncomfortable, stagnant, or achy in your body despite healthy choices?
struggle with allergies, hormone imbalances, food intolerances, gas, bloating, or seasonal colds/symptoms?
feel overwhelmed by confusing and conflicting information on health and healing that floods your inbox and social media?
soothe your nervous system with old emotional habits of food, second (or third) glass of wine, Netflix, or iPhone...distracting yourself from what would really nourish and align your big vision for how you want to live, age with grace, and show up in the world?
work so hard to care and nurture your kids and family or community that you feel so little time to nurture YOU?
wonder how the heck you will land at the end of this pandemic and emerge into the next phase of life, especially if you have kids?
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu
Now, take a moment and PAUSE...AGAIN...
What if you could…
get great sleep that leaves you feeling rested and not reactive?
ditch the cycles of overwhelm and burnout and move through the day with more consistent, sustainable energy?
develop a better relationship with food and feel deeply nourished?
feel better, stronger....AT HOME in your body?(no more judgment, just the connection you have been craving)
settle the racing mind and feel clear and calm? And trust you can find this at any moment?
nurture presence in all of your relationships?
feel really confident in all of your choices? (This includes what doctors or practitioners you might add to contribute to your health.)
nurture your family from a deep fullness? (And be totally present and aware when the old patterns of guilt, shame, blame surface.)
age more gracefully, build energy reserves, and a rock-solid immune system?
Trust YOU. Live from an OPEN and FULL HEART. KNOW you can handle anything and know who/what will support you.
Enjoy the experience of life...even when it feels like the everything is disrupted...because you are tapped into a deeper rhythm and habits of care that have built the foundation to support you and gift the capacity to support others?
We are living in some crazy times right now. Most of us have felt like our lives were turned upside down when the pandemic hit.
How will we emerge from this experience that has disrupted lives and routines...and maybe energy and nervous systems? We get to claim rest, healing, wholeness, resilience. We get to reclaim center, connect to center, live from center. We get to value connection over separation...and choose habits to align with our values.
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 big gifts to share with the world. Let's get you back to center.
We will keep it simple and practical, yet don't underestimate the power of simple.
Sleep better Breathe deeper Move more freely Feel more connected, confident and calm React less Release judgments and old patterns that keep you feeling stuck Expand your awareness Embrace POSSIBILITIES
Change the trajectory of your health and life! Embrace healing, wholeness, and live well with self-care habits that nourish and ground you. (even through the really messy and hard parts of your life's journey)
ROOT RISE THRIVE is about YOU Embodied. Empowered. Rested. Resilient. Adaptable.
And we do this all together in community.
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. Working with Karla helped me integrate what I know about self-care in a way that also allowed me to drop the "should's"and tap into my body's wisdom about what I need to thrive.
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
I'm Karla and I will be your facilitator and spiritual guide on this journey.
I see you. I believe in you. You are a unique gift to this world. May you feel rested, healthy, whole and happy. It doesn't mean every moment is sunshine and unicorns. It means you are empowered in your own healing and life. It means you can feel rooted in your body and nervous system for the hard things in life. What a gift to those around you! Ready to dive in?
ROOT RISE THRIVE! Engage in a community that offers, ancient wisdom practices, habit science, energetic tools, inspiration, accountability, dynamic resources, self-care and the opportunity for you to invest in your most important asset: your ability to care for yourself, for other people in your family, community, and the world as a whole.
"But Karla...I think I need to get through this transition first..."
OK...Take another minute right now...
Count the transitions you have experienced in your life over the past six months.
Go ahead. Count them all. Get the big ones first. The move, the new plate at the table, the diagnosis, the new business horizon, the accident, the death of a loved one, the job that fell through, the child who is struggling, the aging parent…
See if you can add some more - the beginning of a school year, the new boss or business launch, the new relationship….
Take a minute more and think about the transitions in your own body and spirit
- the added worry, the new joy, a change in how you sleep, hormones shifting, the spring in your step or the weight on your shoulders…
Here’s the thing. Our lives are FULL of transitions.
We forget that, I think.
We busy ourselves managing meals, schedules, carpools, and deadlines so much that we forget how life-giving and sometimes life-sucking transitions can be, AND we neglect the body/soul transitions we’re experiencing because we’re so busy keeping everything else together.
I get it! In the past two years, we moved, my husband was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, and my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Those were the biggies. My kids started new schools, my husband went on disability, and (why not?) we got a dog, a rabbit + two and now they are multiplying fast, 4 ducks and 13 chickens.
I have known what it’s like to embrace calm on the yoga mat only to have it evaporate in the swirl of life. I have known what it’s like to organize my physical surroundings even as my mind was cluttered with doubt and anxiety. And I have known the cost of caring for everyone around me while my own body and spirit ached and called out for more.
After we grew our family from three to five through adoption in 2010, I tapped into the smart, savvy, real me and said ENOUGH! Like so many moms I know, somewhere in the juggle of caring for children, managing schedules, and tending to physical and emotional health issues within my family, and running a business, I found myself drifting. I was losing my sense of self.
It didn’t all happen at once. It never does!
But I remember waking up one day and feeling like I just wasn’t centered - like I was so disconnected, and not just from the people around me, but from the “me” I used to be, or wanted to be and really knew I could be.
And that night I made a demand of myself to change it whatever it took. I wanted to enjoy my life and be present in it! I wanted to feel strong, grounded, and ready to show up for me, my family and the planet. I wanted to be the mom and presence my kids needed me to be.
I dove in deep to the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda, followed by many other trainings, modalities and certifications. .
So I made changes. Some fast, some slow, and some still in progress.
And I began to really live into some very basic, important principles of self-care.
Today I am vigilant (with a lot of grace)
I look at the wild transitions shaping, shifting, and sometimes upending the world around me, and I am like a mama bear for myself.
I am vigilant on my own behalf: I nurture my body. I limit the nonsense. I listen to my spirit. I choose to be more of ME.
I trust the best dreams I can possibly dream for myself. I choose to wonder “what else is possible?”
This is the beginning of a list of "MUSTS" for me, and there are more. And I do them oh so imperfectly, yet they help me THRIVE and stay CONNECTED.
Now here’s what I desire... I want you to trust YOU.
I want you to experience DEEP REST, peace of mind, VIBRANT ENERGY and true connection.
I want you to be FREE OF ANXIETY and experience more EASE, JOY & GRACE as you age and navigate all of life's transitions within and beyond this pandemic and all other events contributing to many unknowns right now.
I want us to be vigilant TOGETHER! I want us to create a new normal and lead with self-care and joyful, connected living!
I want us to create, bless, and sustain a group of women who are mama bears for themselves in such radical, hopeful ways that they are free and powerful in their care for others and their hope for the future.
I want us to do it for ourselves. I want us to do it so our children and future generations can.
I don’t think that’s too much to hope for.
Here's HOW we do this transformational work together
We meet on Tuesdays 11:oo am EST in online format Zoom beginning Tuesday, March 10th. (Recorded if you are unable to attend)
Six 75 min weekly online interactive calls
Weekly lessons/resources that are simple and "digestable"
growthwork/playwork to cultivate new habits that nourish you
Powerful personal inquiries to support the real changes
Private Facebook community to engage and journey together
SPECIAL Q & A FOR mothers.(I am a trauma-informed parent of three through birth and adoption and so many questions on parenting, health, stress, trauma always come up. We'll take time to focus on this specifically for anyone interested.
COURSE CONTENT AND FLOW:
The flow is modeled through our work... We will explore from the context of yoga and Ayurveda, which is my background, as well as energy healing. I bring all of me, my trainings and life experience to the sessions.
Gain clarity on what you desire for your body and life.
Explore a basic and practical understanding of the principles of Yoga & Ayurveda
Learn how too much or too little of the air/space elements can show up in body, mind and emotions...and learn how to bring back balance.
Come to your senses--The ancient wisdom and basic principles of Ayurveda can help you understand your nervous system in relationship to stress, your unique body type, the seasonal and daily rhythms. We will simplify and bring in some nourishing practices that can really transform stress/anxiety/overwhelm to ease, safety and sense of connection.
Let's ignite the fire!
We will tap into the fire element and learn how to digest life in order to feel balanced in all of life and it's demands and transitions.
You will learn how to tune into your own biorhythms and use the daily and seasonal rhythms to improved digestion, build immunity, and harness energy.
Learn signs your body might be giving you when there is too much or too little of the fire element and how it affects digestion.
Connect to core--physically and energetically through a variety of practices and meditations you can do on your own anytime.
We will explore energy and emotions, old patterns and what gets in the way while learning about daily purification from various simple practices.
Cultivate deeper connection to yourself as you become aware of the earth element and its qualities.
Learn what can happen where there is too much or too little of the earth element and how to bring it back into balance.
Explore body-based practices to harness earth energy and tap into the power of true connection.
Tools for receiving more and moving beyond resistance.
The ancient healing philosophy of Ayurveda invites us to see health as an evolutionary and participatory process. It embraces all aspects of life--physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, familial, social, and universal. It’s a matter of listening deep, returning to the elements and restoring balance. And then, there are some of the very mysterious and magical tools of energy healing and energy medicine we will experience in our work together. There is no one size fits all because we all are unique. We will focus on a framework and basic principles rather than a set "to do" checklist. That is how we create sustainable change!
How do you and your body want to feel 3 months from now, 6 months, 1 year, 5, 10, 20?
LET's MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION? You've got this!
I've got your back! We are changing the future...together.
ROOT RISE THRIVE!
The 6-week Journey
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
E-MAIL KARLA if you would like to know about future options or inquire about 1-1 or other options of working together.
PERSONALIZE it WITH:
Additional 1-1 coaching calls at a discounted rater. If interested, let's schedule
Nourish your body with hands-on healing sessions. Energetic body work and energy healing are both amazing for busting limitations that keep you from ease in creating habits that support your desires and thrive. (limited sessions will be available late 2020 with precautions.). Discounts offered to Root Rise Thrive participants.
Personalized Essential Oils recommendation/consultation to support you and family. The list of how oils have supported our family is far too long to put here. My kids now use the oils freely and intuitively. I can teach you how to tap into inner wisdom and balance it with research.
Trauma-informed parenting guidance to support small bodies with nurture and care practices for their unique mind body type. Each child is so unique. Often women begin work with me and want to start applying things to their children. Patience...You first and you will tap into deep wisdom that helps you know and empower your kids. Along the way, I can assist you in managing different mind-body types, bringing rhythm back after traumatic or disruptive events. I think one of the greatest gifts we can offer our children is to support their wholeness, offer and BE space for them, and empower them with simple, radical self-care tools for life.
CONTACT KARLA IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ADD ON MORE SUPPORT AT A DISCOUNT.
What clients say about coaching with Karla...
" "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
“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
Refund Policy I ask that you show up with full commitment to this work (for yourself, the group, and as your coach/facilitator/guide). I hold sacred your word upon final registration (first payment) and ask you to show up fully to the course work either live or in replays. I am committed to you and your thrive. By registering, you agree to be responsible for all payments in your plan. After your first payment, all course materials are yours to keep for good, and your success is massively important to me. because I believe in you. Before making this purchase, please follow your heart, take a deep breath, and ask if you are committed to opening yourself fully to this work and receive the support offered. I do not offer refunds. It’s important to be all in, and trust the YES within you that steps forward on this journey. Ask yourself, "if I choose this, will it contribute to me 5 years from now?" (and notice...what do you sense?) It is an honor and joy to accompany you in your personal evolution. With Gratitude, Karla
MORE ABOUT THE WORK WE DO TOGETHER & WHY I DO IT...
I work with men and women of all ages and walks of life. However, I specialize in working with smart, savvy women who are parenting or caregiving who are experiencing overwhelm and anxiety as they manage it all.
All of us have experienced what I refer to as life-disrupting moments in past, and maybe you are going through one or more now. It can feel like life is not so easy, especially if you are caring for others in family or community.
I get how life disruptions can get in the way of your own self-nature and weigh you down. Sometimes we are very aware of the big stressful moments in life. Other times, we may tend to brush them off because they seem very insignificant. And maybe we may feel like we let something go, but there is some part of it still stuck in the physical body or energetic body. We keep looping back to old habits, patterns, ways of thinking and being...beliefs. Its frustrating.
Regardless of how big or small traumatic events are--all require "full digestion"--just like our food requires digestion, absorbing and assimilation.
The ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda has stood the test over time. The daily habits known as "dinacharya" are powerful and within the basic principles is freedom to find ways that it works for you so you can BE more of YOU! I like to think of it as a daily purification, detoxification or simply letting yesterday go so we can show up for TODAY.
When we get some basic body care habits down and begin to nourish our body, listen to our body and truly BE in it and BE PRESENT with all that is...amazing shifts and self-healing can happen. It brings us to the unconditional self-love most truly desire. Release guilt, shame, blame, fear, no enoughness....these habits are a judgment detox if you allow them to be.
It doesn't take a lot of time, or energy. It is work. You need to show up and take ACTION. I'm here to support you in that journey.
I have studied and trained in many areas, yet I see the greatest gift I bring to this work with women is life experience and experiencing life with others.
Both my stories and experiences as well as those I have accompanied have contributed to my passion to empower others with tools of Ayurveda and energy healing through my work at Discover Your Center. I am grateful I get to contribute in this way.
Thank you for being here. Thank you for being YOU.
You can find free resources I share on Facebook and YouTube as well.
I would love to hear from you. Let's connect!
Discover Your Center, LLC. Karla Johnston-Krase Copyright 2022