New Course Starts In January + My 1:1 Offering
Join me for a journey into subtle sensing, collaborative sense-making, and healing through radical presence and prayer Sundays in January and February 2024
I’m excited to announce a new course for all called The Art of Becoming More Sensitive In a Desensitized World: Embodiment, Empathy, and Culture. Here are course details:
Sundays, 12-2pm EST, on ZOOM
January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25
The course will be a beautiful synthesis of many of the gifts I’ve been offering over the last few years. We will focus on:
Increasing subtle awareness and subtle competencies
Engaging in discussion and ritual to return to and (re)normalize the art of being sensitive, embodied, empathic and attuned to the seen and unseen world
Calling on collective wisdom and presence to generate healing fields for ourselves and the world (which desperately needs groups of people in high coherence)
Exploring subtle activism, prayer, and remote healing
Practicing cultural embodiment (more on this below) together as an act of service and collective sense-making—breaking down the content in the culture to digest and metabolize what needs to be processed, and generating altogether new, integrative, and healing narratives and stories from the compost.
Listening to Nature and working with the elements (alchemy)
If I had to boil it down, I’d say we will be forming a community of practice to enter Sacred World together—to be attuned to each other and feel attuned to ourselves, to listen deeply, to feel more than we might usually, to explore the vast world of information and wisdom we often overlook, to make an art of BEING together, to change the culture through radical empathy, acceptance, witnessing..and magic.
I want to create an experience of coming together to center the Sacred. It will often feel ceremonial. It will often feel magical. I can promise you it will be transformative and deep. You will leave with new skills; more knowledge about yourself and the world; new friends.
This course may resonate if:
You are ready to reclaim your sensitivity in a world that is numb and rapidly desensitizing
You suspect your sensitivity could be a superpower, even if it’s been a liability in the past
You want to stay engaged with the world and all that’s happening, but it feels like “too much” on your own—you’re seeking a community to help hold what’s happening
You’re ready to be part of a community that centers the Sacred
You’re interested in building more ritual, prayer or sacredness into your daily life
You want to be of service at this crazy time when it is so needed (but, aren’t sure how OR you’re doing it and feeling burnt out)
We will cultivate a space of sanity together…not by ignoring the insanity and chaos in the world, but by courting it, including it, being with it, accepting what we need to, changing what we can, surrendering, and trusting a higher power. We will learn (remember) how to do this together.
This is how humans have survived thus far, why shouldn’t it work now?
The cost for the course—8 classes plus brief reading/viewing assignments each week—is $600. Earlybird special for those who register before December 15 is $500. For paid subscribers to the Art of Emergence, the fee is $450.
Yes, in an age where the dominant narratives emanating from all sides—political, scientific, and religious—have to do with control, there is a central role for those whose practice centers around ceding control; around openness to the transversal, to the more than human.
There are great cultural lessons to be learned from those who speak to the river and the ancestral dead every day; from those who dream and incubate and who cede agency to the greater-than-human forces all the time. To embody these lessons societally is going to require a willingness to expand conversation into territory that is uncomfortable, seemingly irrational, non anthropocentric; in which agency is flipped on its head and the agendas of all beings are front and center, and the dead co-inhabit space with the living, and the land is full of hidden dreamings…It’s going to require a pretty profound reevaluation of what exactly is “woo” because some of you have probably been called woo, too. And I’ll say it plain as I can say it: there is nothing woo about speaking to the ancestral dead, or receiving guidance from dreams, or having a lucid vision and then building one’s life around it; about receiving messages and translating those messages into one’s life and ones communal ecology.
I truly believe the more we can practice becoming more sensitive together to our own cues and yearnings and to the signs and signals from the greater-than-human world—in communal spaces and places where there is accountability and normalcy and encouragement and remembering together—the more wisdom we will have access to and the more certain we will be alone and together. How reassuring. How necessary.
Join me! Let’s go for a joy ride this winter and warm ourselves up from the inside out. RSVP at the link below and I’ll send an email/invoice with payment details. If we haven’t met or worked together in the past, I’ll want to have a brief conversation before approving your participation. I keep the courses small, so I like to ensure all participants are a good fit for the material and the process.
More on the “Cultural Embodiment” Practice We’ll Engage In
Some of you may recall the gatherings I facilitated in 2022 at The Stoa? We called them Embodiment Hour and then Cultural Embodiment. We met once a week most of the year to collectively process popular culture and current events in a space of deep sensing, feeling, listening, and respectful sharing. We often had 20-30 people show up to witness and digest. It was profound and always interesting.
Cultural embodiment emerged out of my own frustration with the polarization of news and the emptiness of experience when it gets stuck in the mental faculty; the way we—especially white, western culture—think about everything (abstracting it) rather than ingesting, receiving, assimilating and digesting it. I could feel the trauma loops in operation and was looking for a way to slow down and FEEL what was really happening in the world.
During that year, I offered a variety of cultural inputs so we could have the experience of witnessing the full spectrum of human experience together—joy and pain and everything in between. We included events as varied as the Johnny Depp trial to the abortion ban to gun violence to the ecstatic joy of John Batiste’s music when he won his Grammys. We cried, we laughed, we loved, we felt anger and despair and yes, we often felt the numbness that covers our direct experience of LIFE in these overstimulating times.
We also grew together. The more we did the practice, the better we got at identifying emotions with precision, sharing them openly, and holding a big range of reactions. We were able to create a safe and depolarized space to be with very polarizing issues. If you’d like to read more about the experiment, you can check out the old posts, starting with this one.
It feels to me like we still need this practice.
Cultural Embodiment will be part of what we do together in this upcoming winter course: The Art of Becoming More Sensitive in a Desensitized World (register above).
1:1 Work ~ Spots Available
I absolutely love my work with 1:1 clients. I’ve been coaching, guiding, mentoring, and healing individuals virtually and in-person for many years now. I only work with 10-12 people at a time and I currently have a couple of spots opening as long-time clients graduate! I love that. I never want to create a dependency.
Most of the people who come to me are moving through a life transition; experiencing a spiritual awakening; or just wanting to know themselves and the wisdom of the body better. I have a very refined capacity to feel other people (empath) and create the conditions for the release and integration of trauma. I work at the level of the subtle nervous system to release blocks and stimulate movement and vitality. I can communicate at the level of the Soul to help you receive guidance from your own Higher/Future Self and your guides. I can create the space for us to rest in the resonance of the Sacred Heart. And I work with the alchemy of the Tantra and the integration of Divine Masculine and Feminine.
I teach every step of the way, providing you with the tools you need to learn how to be more intuitive, grounded, and well-resourced; to feel your emotions, to listen to and heed the wisdom of the body. I work with many women and some men who are eager to enter the domain of the body and the heart. The experience is transformative. Here are some testimonials…
From a former client:
I had been looking for a somatic-type therapist for 2+ years but couldn’t find the right one. Then, I experienced Schuyler doing an embodied session with a group and was so impressed. I engaged her for 1:1 coaching focused around healing trauma, reactivity, me/my nervous system getting hijacked, intense responses I knew weren’t accurate to my true self, and learning to hold intense emotions. I also did a group retreat with her that was life changing.
She is the kindest, safest, and fiercest person I have ever worked with. She teaches you how to hold and melt intense emotions from long ago that became frozen. Alchemical transformation is how I describe the experience within me. Schuyler is not a therapist but her mastery is in healing trauma and she is unparalleled. I could not more highly recommend her. -KRW
From a present client moving through addiction recovery:
Schuyler is a gifted guide of life. She has worked with me to get out of my head and into the body to feel. For the first time in my long journey, I’ve had significant breakthroughs because of her empathy, intuitive gifts, and gentle firmness when needed. I feel alive. -MO
And from a workshop participant who also did 1:1 work:
Schuyler is a conduit for teachings that are deeply needed in our times. She weaves together several vital threads of spiritual practice and leads their fruits back home — rooting them in our bodies, in the land, in our ancestral and present human relationships, in the sovereign will that makes effective participation possible, in the open heart that can lovingly hold the immensity of the troubled world that beckons for our service, in words of wisdom and truth, in the eye of the imagination that opens new possibilities, and in the higher intuition that gently guides us toward the paths that are ours to walk. Schuyler is a teacher for those who yearn to wake up firmly rooted on the earth and release their potential in service of the new world that awaits us if we answer to our deepest callings. – SH
I am grateful as I re-read these words. I pour all of myself into my healing and teaching. Every client is a gift and a teacher to me, too. The process is mutual, not one-way. I try to stay in the reality of that and feel real LOVE when I spend a lot of time with someone on their journey. I hold it as an honor. For these reasons, I like to make sure that the relationship is a good fit for both of us.
I don’t do one-off sessions; preferring that we both commit to at least 6 sessions because the work is amplified as we build rapport and trust. If you’re curious about whether working 1:1 with me is right for you now, schedule a 30-minute consultation here:
Thank you and joyous Sunday to you!
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