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(Online): Illuminating our Authentic Beauty & Body Wisdo


  • Via Zoom Online Conferencing (map)
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These personal and group consultations are intended to explore your unique inner and outer beauty, to recognize and leverage your body wisdom, and to deepen into the sensual and divine energy in you.

Join this series if you are a self-identified women who desires to:

  • Practice seeing and allowing your beauty, however it is

  • Leverage healthy critical awareness to re-shape your ideals of beauty

  • Re-frame any demeaning perspectives on your changing and aging body

  • Explore shame around beauty and body image in a safe and kind space

  • Improve self-love and unconditional positive regard

  • Notice judgment and negative self-talk, tangibly practice releasing it

  • Recognize your own ideals of beauty beside systemic and internalized ideals

  • Expand awareness of your body and the messages it offers you


Some of the modalities we’ll leverage include:

  • Expressive arts (expressive drawing, writing and embodiment)

  • Inspirational literature study

  • Ceremony and ritual

  • Meditation and mindfulness

  • Affirmation

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

  • Tantra education

  • Group and individual consultations


Below is a summary of our monthly themes; we’ll spend 30 days anchoring into each theme, noticing how it comes up in our daily lives, checking in and reflecting on them.

Month 1: Recognizing & Redefining Beauty

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We’ll unpack some systemic and inherited ideals of “beauty”, we’ll redefine beauty for ourselves based on what’s true, authentic and kind. We’ll practice critical awareness in understanding what influences us and our ideas of beauty, why we buy into it, who it benefits and how it’s serving or harming us.

We’ll explore the following questions throughout the month within our personal and group meetings, observations and homeplay projects:

  • What does inner and outer beauty mean to me?

  • What makes me feel beautiful? What doesn’t make me feel beautiful?

  • What triggers my insecurities around beauty?

We’ll mine an empowering self-narrative around our own capacity to feel and exude beauty.

Month 2: Cultivating Body Wisdom

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We’ll invest this month into learning new and forgotten aspects of our bodies and senses, we’ll listen to the important feedback our bodies are telling us for our health and wellness.

We’ll practice awakening our senses with mindfulness, and become more attuned to what our bodies love and what gives us pleasure and joy.

This month of the program will provide hands-on exercise in rediscovering our own bodies as our greatest muses and vessels.


Month 3: Sharing our Beauty & Wisdom with our World

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We’ll create an expression and homage of our beauty to share with our loved ones tangibly.

We’ll create and plant reminders for ourselves where we need it that affirm and inspire beauty in us. We’ll incorporate an accountability plan to maintain clean and kind ideals of beauty for our selves and our communities.

Walking away, we’ll have an evolved, open-hearted and more generous relationship with ourselves as beings in bodies reflecting beauty and wisdom.


Where & when?

We’ll gather online using Zoom Video Conferencing; a strong internet connection is required. A private space during sessions is ideal.

This series will go from Tuesday, February 12th to Friday, April 26th, 2019

Over three months, we’ll gather for nine hours, alternating group and individual consultations so that you can share your experience and learn from others, and deepen into your personal reflections and process.

Pre-scheduled group consultations are:

Tuesday, February 12th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm CST
Tuesday, March 12th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm CST
Tuesday, April 9th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm CST

One-hour Individual consultations with Chetna are scheduled after each group session per your availability during the weeks of:

February 25th - March 1st
March 25th - 29th
April 22nd - 26th

If you have any questions about this schedule, please reach out.


What’s the exchange?

The rate for this series is on a sliding scale: $395 - $495.
The lower end of the scale is reserved for students and those with low income, please indicate your preference and situation in your application. A 3-month payment plan is an option if necessary.

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Applications are welcome until February 1st


Testimonial:

 
Consultations were gentle pushes that revealed more towards my healing, and I’m super grateful. Many different areas of art are used in order for you personally to find what speaks most to you, and to help you come out of your comfort zone and get to know yourself wherever you are at in the moment.

I would definitely highly recommend this group consultation series as you also get to intimately meet and know other women who are going through similar situations and all also on a genuine and safe path of healing. I felt very emotionally comfortable and safe in the space that Chetna created for us to dive into each month.
— Ngozi W.
 

Your Guide:

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Hi there, Chetna here. So excited to be offering this program to bring more awareness, intention and power to our beauty within and out.

I apply my world view as a human and woman, my education in counseling psychology, leadership development and multicultural studies, as well as my experience as a model in the commercial fashion industry for the last 15 years. As with you perhaps, I too have challenges and shadows around my “beauty.” I feel insecure and scarce at times; in need to retreat or hide. I’ve also cultivated a resilient skin and a deeper faith in my glow in order to sustain myself and keep showing up in an industry that harps on the smallest of flaws. I’ve also benefited gorgeously from spaces like these to release shames that don’t serve me or highlight what I do have.

So I’m passionate about creating similar spaces to deconstruct, unpack and rebuild the narratives around beauty, to explore and truly see ourselves, and to air out sh*t like shame that we don’t need to keep. There’s so much to learn and practice around considering ourselves with unconditional love, of being kind to ourselves, of allowing, highlighting and appreciating our beauty, and the beauty around us.

Please reach out if you have any questions, are thinking about joining but are unsure, or just want ot feel connection before jumping into this. Grateful to circle up with you <3

Warm & glowy love,
Chetna