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S O U L S U P P O R T
V I S I O N Q U E S T
(3-5 people max)
Y O U R Y O G A
E N E R G I Z E D:
A Holistic Activation
*(see descriptions below)
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V I S I O N Q U E S T January 25th, 2020
Among Native American cultures & others who have this type of rite, a Vision Quest usually consists of a series of ceremonies led by elders and supported by the community. The process includes a fast for several days and nights, then time spent alone at a sacred site in nature which is chosen by the elders for this purpose. Some communities have used the same sites for many generations. During this time, the person prays and cries out to the spirits that they may have a vision, one that will help them find their purpose in life, their role in community, and how they may best serve their community. Dreams or visions may involve natural symbolism - such as animals or forces of nature - that require interpretation by elders.
What will we be doing: I have been blessed to lead several groups in Austin through this experience in years past. I've also been blessed enough to experience 4 of these rituals myself. Two traditional, two city-secular (my term). Not all of us have the time or resources to observe a traditional Vision Quest, so I have intuitively created a variation on this sacred practice for us city dwellers who are looking to (re)connect with our personal faith, to find clarity around our human purpose/spiritual compass, or to commemorate a time of personal transition/transformation, and take some quiet, undistracted time to ask for universal support, then get quiet and listen.
January 25th, 2020 (utilizing the collective psychic energy of the new year/new beginnings) we will meet in Austin (at an undisclosed location) just before sunset. Once we're all ready we will walk in silence to a natural location away from the city crowd and noise. We will sit and observe an opening ceremony around an energy-neutralizing, smokeless salt fire. I will explain all of the night's happenings and then we will set sacred space together with some movement, breathwork, Kundalini Kriya, and other ceremonial surprises (non plant medicine) I will then lead you along a path where I will have already designated spots for each individual to sit for 90-120 minutes. Now, it will be dark, there are deer that rustle in the bushes, and you will be alone, though not physically far from me or the other participants. The point is to sit alone (I will give everyone a Mexican votive candle and matches) without distractions, to ask your Higher Self/Spirit/God/The Universe/Creative Intelligence some key questions, and then move into distraction-less silence and allow insight to come to you. I will be offering breathing and meditative techniques for you to engage in on your own should you become scared, irritated, uncomfortable, etc. I've found that it does not take long for clarity (and fear/annoyance/emotional energy) to enter the picture when sitting in intentionally created sacred space. I will speak more to this when we sit for our opening ceremony. There will also be a closing ceremony (each 20/30 mins.).
Over the 30 days following the ceremony each of you will meet for a 90 minute session with me on an individual basis to talk about the details of your experience, and to create a plan of action that will help propel your shift in a new direction to regain any personal power you may have lost through living out old, energy-draining patterns of thinking and behavior.
Y O U R Y O G A
E N E R G I Z E D:
A Holistic Activation
Think of this as 75-90 minutes of Yoga Therapy/Meditative Journey on caffeine...or Vitamin C, Maca & Wheatgrass. We will work through 4 stages of the self: Physical, Psychic, Emotional (breathbody) & Spiritual/Energetic. We will be doing therapeutic energetic practices to release the hold of old patterns and replace them with upgraded programs (just like on a computer). You will walk away with a new personalized compass to follow. I have recently re-walked this internal landscape with a mentor and feel SO MUCH BETTER AND MORE CLEAR ALREADY!
You will also receive 6 months of monthly Zoom calls with me as follow up aftercare with personalized energy updates.
Before we meet I will send you a written “test” of sorts, along with a writing assignment with specific questions to get to(ward) the bottom of where you are on a scale of general soul health. (The main intention of this modality is to get conscious of patterns of behavior—physical, psychic, emotional & spiritual) & consider alternative choices. This is not a “cure” for anything, it’s an activation or an energizing to enliven different aspects of you to “get outside, get some fresh air and exercise” so to speak. It’s like holistic cross-training; marathon runners plateau if all they do it run long-distance. Get them into a yoga class and you will see their performance and enjoyment levels of their sport increase.
Are you living in your personality; allowing it to drive the vehicle? Or are you actively living your soul attributes—allowing IT, the soul, to be the natural leader that it is. The ego was never meant to drive. An old proverb (and I paraphrase) says that it makes a great slave and a lousy master. Most westerners, some would say most humans, have the ego/personality/finite self driving rather than the infinitely powerful and divinely connected soul-Self. This is like walking through life backward (and if you’ve ever actually tried to walk backward, you get somewhere, but its awkward, tiring, disorienting and strengthens the wrong muscles.
The seminal text supporting our work is written by Dr. Thurman Fleet (D.C.), a decorated military officer who had a massive spiritual experience. Shortly after he channeled the following text— Rays of the Dawn: Natural Laws of the Body, Mind & Soul (A Total Health Handbook). Dr. Fleet then started The Concept-Therapy Institute in San Antonio, Texas.The handbook goes into great detail of personality attributes and their opposing aspect, the soul attribute. For example, if you are painfully experiencing the energy of jealousy (a personality attribute) it means that your focus has been removed from the soul attribute of non-interference (a natural or soul law).
One definition of yoga: To yoke, or unite, physical and non-physical (or your human to your spirit).
How’s your yoga game these days? Stagnant? Non-existent? Healthy?
If you answered “Yyyyyep!” to the former, this is an opportunity to
take your yoga to a yoga health clinic, so to speak.
I will spend time meditating on your writing which will inform our in-person session (which includes 40 mins + of energy work). We are essentially feeling for the big rocks in the dam disturbing the flow of your total health. Pull the boulders out and the smaller rocks start to move with the force of the water, ie: the natural movement of your energy-body.
A personal example of consciously moving out of old and into new behaviors to help shift from living from the personality to that of the soul:
An accumulation of lymph in my body was contributing to over-thinking. I now jump on a trampoline regularly to stimulate this as well as my energy body.
Too much sugar in my system was dumping into my feet and contributing to intense foot pain. I significantly increased a variation of vegetation and prana-rich foods which is naturally a highly limited sugar diet.
Fear of my impending mother’s death was gripping me like a vice and wreaking havoc in my system. Twice a day I repeat automatic statements to unloosen the grip.
I perform quick weekly activities (that were daily at first) to release her.
1. A particularly emotional aspect of my energy-body was stuck in a specific time in the past from a painful trauma. I performed 3 short meditative ceremonies in 3 different locations (recommended by Yogananda in Autobiography of a Yogi) that yielded almost spooky results the very next day. This loosened the grip of the trauma file.
1. I meditate between 5 & 6 a.m. in an energetically boosted environment (560 hz: a frequency near that of unconditional love…it’s like the equivalent of meditating daily in the Notre Dame).
2. I have adopted a new spiritual compass.
A return of lost stores of your vital energy
More mental rest/peace around once-disturbing energies
Clarity surrounding the spiritual compass you follow daily
More time spent in the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) which increases metabolic processes, mental focus and abilities, etc.
The list goes on…
Erika Kluthe, MFA, YT 500+
Yoga Therapist/Spiritual Catalyst
Dharma Yoga Certified Teacher
Teacher Trainer & Mentor
Channeled Light Healing Reiki Master/
Both offerings are $333 each. Again: Venmo: Erika Kluthe, Paypal: PayPal.Me/erikakyoga
First come, first served. Both modalities are extremely limited & already filling.
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Erika's father was an airline captain. Erika grew up exposed to the multiplicity of the world's flavors and adventures; it follows that in her work as an artist, teacher, and seeker she is interested in and influenced by many different traditions of spiritual study, creative expression, and healing. She has trained in alignment-based vinyasa, Ashtanga, and has studied specifically the subtle energy body (or pranamaya kosha). Erika’s teaching incorporates a variety of transformational healing modalities not limited to but including: Tibetan Buddhist mindfulness practices and Shamatha Meditation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, aka "tapping"), Trauma/Tension Releasing Exercises (TRE), breathing exercises (pranayama), subtle body work incorporating Kundalini yoga, multi-sensory stimulation, creative writing (particularly poetry), smokeless salt fires, the shamanic arts, and intuitive movement.
The heart of Erika's offering hopes to influence an individual’s healing and promote positive personal transformation on one’s dharmic path: one’s most joyful, liberated, vital, embodied spiritual experience. Erika weaves together cultural traditions, science, rituals, spiritual and religious practices, and 12-step recovery work into yogic and meditative journeys to help people heal, get present, and celebrate their lives. Check in regularly for updated themes, readings, music and to find out when and where you can join a scheduled class, workshop, or retreat. Erika is also available for booking in private or group work.
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