The world’s overlapping crises are officially SO unrelenting and enormous and shitshow-y that we had to make a new word to explain them.
Which may explain why you feel triggered by the word ‘supply chain.’ 😉
Add to our collective burnout the years (plural, YEARS!) of pandemic.
It’s enough to make you want to curl up on the couch and binge-watch ANYTHING AT ALL for the next few years. (Which explains why I watched all the seasons of Love is Blind last week…)
The deeply-conditioned JUST KEEP SWIMMING AND PUSHING IT’S FINE patterns of female existence are crushing us.
I know all about The Crushing because I work on the front lines of women’s interiors as a business coach and breathworker. Vulnerability is my currency.
These 3 truths come up continuously when women lean forward and say, “I’ve never told anyone this before…”
💥 We are universally starved for deep connection.
💥 We are the kind of tired that can be expressed only in wordlessness: an aching, a hunch of the shoulders, a twitch of the eye at the word ‘unprecedented.’
💥 We are dangerously close to numbing, muting, and martyring ourselves right out of existence.
I can’t stand by and watch the light go out of women’s eyes, which is why you’re here, reading these words at this moment.
The Gathering is a returning
to the self
and one another,
both at once.
Think of it as a space dedicated to keeping our soul lanterns lit.
We’re doing that work within community so that we stop pretending it’s possible to thrive in The Permacrisis all by ourselves.
To (mix metaphors and) describe it another way: The Gathering is an energetic life boat in which we tend to ourselves and one another deeply for three months. You will be seen, heard, and felt just as you are, with no need to make excuses for any part of your existence.
This is less online class and more shared experience, as participation is THE WHOLE POINT. It’s a returning to your heart, your gifts, and each other in real time. Joyfully, despite The Permadumpsterfire status of 2022.
It is every bit of emotional and energetic medicine I can muster after teaching and coaching in real life and online spaces for the past 18 years, placed in service of keeping our souls alive.
Each of our weekly salons
includes space to feel your feelings, use your voice, and expand your power — because these are the antidotes to numbing, muting, and martyring yourself. (Think of each one as pop-up sacred space.)
You’ll get MUCH better at receiving, asking for help, finding and feeling worthy of your desires, undoing good girl conditioning, and releasing the bullshit that no longer serves your life.
Keep showing up and you’ll experience less unpaid labor, ignoring of your needs, putting everyone else first, and staying quiet when you’d rather speak up.
…which means you’ll get to experience more free time, human connection, desire, support, and joy instead!
ALSO YOU’LL HAVE TIME TO BINGE-WATCH LOVE IS BLIND! 😉
I had to step in because Mom is being too serious — I mean, MENTIONING PUTIN AND PLASTICS ON A SALES PAGE COME ON!
Enjoy my cute face and bubble-popping skills, then proceed. And be warned: if we ever meet in person, I will love you. Resistance is futile.
Here’s where the average ‘we have a giant Facebook group’ definition of ‘community’ gets blown out of the water: mistress groups.
These live weekly hour-long meetups with the same tiny group of (about 6) women will surprise you in the best way possible.
Each weekly meeting ensures that you’ll be seen, heard, and felt in real time — without any criticism, coaching, or judgement.
The shifts I’ve personally made within these groups are PROFOUND, and I expect nothing less will come of your experience!
WAIT, WHY IS IT CALLED A MISTRESS GROUP?
We’re using Kasia Urbaniak’s Unbound as our foundational text, and that’s the name she uses.
It’s impossible to break years-long pandemic patterns and connect with new humans without a clear commitment, which is why I want to be up front about what’s being asked of you.
The Gathering provides 20 hours of LIVE magic-making for you to enjoy over the course of three months.
🌈 You’ll have a clearly structured, formal container of deep support to nurture you, starting with The Opening Ceremony.
🌈 Our six weekly salons will provide a space to rumble with the pervasive patterns that plague
nearly every woman alive. We’ll combat them with a combination of exercises from Kasia Urbaniak’s Unbound, group and partnered discussion, breathwork, and laughter.
🌈 Your six weekly mistress groups will provide you with feelings of connection and support that are simply exquisite.
🌈 After two weeks to process and reflect on all that you’ve experienced, we’ll hold the Closing Ceremony to celebrate: we GATHERED INSTEAD OF DOOMSCROLLING, WE ARE (BASICALLY) CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!
OOH AND OF COURSE THERE’S A BOOK TO READ!
We’ll be using Kasia Urbaniak’s Unbound as our course reading material! Think: former dominatrix and Taoist nun writes a book about POWER. (YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT IT’S AWESOME)
You’ll have two weeks after our opening ceremony to dive into this book, which is shipped to you upon signup.
CONFESSION: I thought a mistress group would be sort of lame — until I participated in one! There’s a sacred quality to being witnessed and held, no matter what’s going on, that you’ll get to experience each week.
Everything but mistress group meetings will be recorded and delivered to your inbox!
Attendance at all 6 mistress group meetings is expected. Mistress group meeting times will be determined based on availability for maximum convenience.
The continued support of the mistresses provided a safe, strong and loving place for me to heal. I honestly don’t know how I would’ve gotten through some of the hardest parts of my life without them.
— Laura Harris
I was unmoored, and in mourning. I was at the tail end of a relationship that gave me such mixed feelings (but all BIG), after nearly 2 years of major upheaval. I felt like I didn’t have a place to reliably share those things…
Enter a group of humans who held so much space for me that I actually learned to be comfortable taking it up.
— Kerrilee Hunter
What if you replaced social media with live human interaction?
What if you gave up on Insta and allowed your interiors to speak for a few months?
What if you could join up with other women to create a community dedicated to weathering The Permacrisis together?
What if you could feel FAR less alone, even if you/we have to return to lockdown?
The Gathering is a space to feel our feelings, use our voices, and expand our power so that we don’t numb, mute, or martyr ourselves right out of existence.
If having space to to be witnessed, seen, heard, and felt is a thing you need, The Gathering will provide it.
24 spaces are available.
These 3 breathwork classes will help you stop numbing and start feeling — at your own pace, starting whenever you’d like.
Breathwork for Receiving, Breathwork for Overachievers, and Breathwork for Boundaries are included.
When I’ve gone numb or quieted myself for far too long, it is always (always ALWAYS) poetry that helps bring me back to myself. Your digital copy of this poetry book will help you reclaim bits of yourself you don’t even know you’ve lost.
We begin on May 13th with our Opening Ceremony and close on July 29th, with 6 salons and 6 mistress group meetups in between.
Because this is an intimate experience requiring a great deal of energy to form and facilitate, no refunds will be given.
Should you be unable to participate, let me know as soon as possible and we’ll figure out whether a coaching credit or class/workshop credit will serve you best.
Each salon features activities to stop numbing, muting, and martrying patterns dead in their tracks.
We’ll use a combination of lecture, discussion, written exercises, partnered/small group sharing, and breathwork each time!
At the moment, it’s not. 😘
I love you, wherever you are, just for surviving this crazy world with me. Thank you for reading.
One last time, with a deep bow from my being to yours: it would be an honor if you’d join me for The Gathering.
I’m happy to personally answer any and all questions you’ve got about The Gathering! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form and I’ll get back to you when I’m next at my desk.