Stirring the Shakti: A Women’s Weekend Immersion

Shakti is the innate and infinite flowing river of conscious, creative manifestation energy of the Universe that is You

Join us to stir, ignite, embody and connect to your innate wisdom for a weekend immersion designed for women by women leading in their field of applied integration of mind, body and spirit.

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Dates: Friday, April 29th 4pm – Sunday, May 1, 2016 4pm

Location: Shambhala Mountain Center, 151 Shambhala Way, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545 

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*Rejuvenation*Sisterhood*Ritual*Movement*Intention*Transformation*Mindfulness*Embodiment*Nature

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Beautiful meeting spaces for classes

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:

*Immerse in hands-on practical Neurosculpting® with Lisa Wimberger to dive deep into how to transform old limiting patterns, heal emotional wounds, and rewrite limiting beliefs while empowering integration of mind/body/spirit

*Attune to your innate Body Current® intelligence with Shanti Medina through simple and highly effective transformational body-centered practices, rooted in the latest neuroscience research, designed to gently reprogram trauma and old conditioning in the mind/body/cellular map through empowering radical present moment awareness, acceptance and allowing of our innate intelligence.

*Explore safe boundaries, authentic expression and embodied movement of the masculine and feminine with Teresita Nomadica of Sacred Stage to inspire and empower the Spirit Dancer within.

*Enjoy the sacred land, solo time in nature, chanting and embodied alignment practices, a circle of support and sisterhood, the Great Stupa and hiking trails of Shambala Mountain Center PLUS other inspirations.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Open to all women. Pre-registration required.

Investment: Only $250 for the full weekend tuition. Additional 2 nights lodging of your choice is required which includes 3 delicious and nutritious meals daily (vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options always available) as well as snacks throughout the day and full use of Shambhala Mountain Center facilities, the Great Stupa and hiking trails.

Lodging Options: Please choose from the following options below for two nights lodging.

A) Lodge Double occupancy with private bath: Only $147 per night/per person, which includes 3 meals per day plus snacks and facility use

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Double occupancy private bath

 

B) Deluxe Lodge Dorm with shared bathroom: Only $109 per night/per person, which includes 3 meals per day plus snacks and facility use. 

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Deluxe Lodge Dorm shared bath

Additionally, private rooms with and without private bathrooms are also available, please contact Shanti to inquire about pricing and availability at Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

REGISTRATION STEPS:

1) Complete this registration form for each person registering: Stirring the Shakti Weekend Immersion

2) Submit Payment : To confirm your space, please send payment by check for $250 tuition plus the total of your two nights lodging to “Energize” and mail to 765 Gilpin Drive Boulder, CO 80303. Please include your name on your check.  To register via credit card, please send total payment via PayPal at this link and select “send money” to Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com: PayPal registration. Please add 7% of total registration for credit card fee to cover Paypal/credit card fees deducted from payment.

MORE INFORMATION about Shambhala Mountain retreat center:

Retreat Website: Shambhala Mountain Center

What to bring to Shambhala and how to prepare PDF: Essentials for Your Stay

Teresita, Shanti and Lisa

To find out more about your co-facilitators for this immersion, visit their websites:
Shanti Medina, Founder EnergizeShanti.com
Lisa Wimberger, Founder NeurosculptingInstitute.com
Teresita Nomadica, Founder Sacred-stage.com

Transformation and Regeneration from the Inside Out

Enjoy this interview by Sandra Guy Malhortra, Ph.D. of W Cubed on VoiceAmerica Internet Radio with Shanti Medina, Founder of Body Current®, and Lisa Wimberger, Founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute as they share how their modalities support people in resolving trauma and chronic pain whiling mitigating daily stress.

Summary: Transformation and Regeneration from the Inside Out features 2 innovative holistic healers: Shanti Medina and Lisa Wimberger. Shanti created the Body Current® modality that combines yoga therapy, neuromuscular exercises, and mindfulness. In other words, Body Current® works with the body to transform the mind to resolve issues like trauma and pain. Lisa founded the Neurosculpting® Institute, and teaches a patented fusion of neuroscience and meditation that helps individual control how they perceive situations and therefore better manage stress and trauma. Neurosculpting®, then, focuses on noticing and transforming our thoughts and integrating that into the body and brain. These modalities are quite complementary, and we will describe each in detail and how Shanti and Lisa work together to help their clients overcome physical and emotional trauma and challenges. If you are unfamiliar with these powerful modalities, then join me to learn more with their amazing creators!

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Shanti Medina, CYT CPT CNSF is the founder of Energize training systems and Body Current® therapeutics and assists her clients in resolving trauma, pain and dysfunction through neuroplasticity and neuromuscular conditioning. She empowers her clients and students in discovering their innate mind/body intelligence through an integration of somatic therapy, sensory perception and yoga therapy techniques. She is the Marketing Director for Give Back Yoga Foundation and is on the teaching faculty at the Neurosculpting® Institute as well as the 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Samadhi Center for Yoga in Denver, CO. Shanti facilitates women’s authentic leadership retreats and co-creates devotional music events with her husband. They recently released their double-CD of music, mantra and meditations entitled “SoMAntra”. She offers private Body Current® consultations in person at her home studio, Prajna, in Boulder, CO or via Skype or phone. Learn more at EnergizeShanti.com

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Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute and author of New Beliefs, New Brain; Neurosculpting®: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness; Neurosculpting® for Stress Relief; and Neurosculpting® to Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life. Lisa earned her MA in education from the University of Stony Brook, and holds certificates in NeuroLeadership, Medical Neuroscience, Neurobiology, and the Study of Neurons, Synapses and Brains. She is a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and other care associations. Lisa has a private practice in Denver, CO, specializing in helping clients with stress management and disorders. She works closely with the law enforcement community. For more, visit neurosculptinginstitute.com

Breathe into Embodied Self-Realization

The more complex a dysfunction or intense the pain a person is experiencing, the more I’m finding the simplicity and accessibility of the breath being the one practice that has a lasting impact.  Depending on the individual needs, some may focus on lengthening the exhale, some on receiving a full inhale and others on creating a balance between the two.  Since the breath is one constant that is with us each moment of everyday, it is not only a highly accessible tool but also one that can easily be applied throughout our day for self-realization.

The breath is often the missing link in resolving chronic pain, mitigating daily stress and unraveling dysfunction.  We often hold our breath or reverse our natural breathing during painful moments of trauma and strife. These moments create imprints, or stories, in our body’s memory often times wreaking havoc on our nervous system.  Our breath is a portal through which we can down-regulate our limbic system gently shifting out of limiting conditioning and into the space of potential and possibility . Each conscious breath is an opportunity for transformation and embodied self-realization.

Practice: Breathe Into Embodied Self-Realization:

You can enjoy this conscious breathing practice standing, sitting or laying down anytime of day for an unlimited period of time.  It’s not the quantity of time you put into the practice but rather the quality of earnestness to which you bring to this practice.  Do not underestimate the potency of this simple, conscious breathing practice in mitigating stress and unraveling dysfunction, pain, and trauma.


 – Place one hand on your naval and one hand on your heart.  Take a few moments to simply notice your breath as it flows in and flows out.  Heighten your awareness around your breath without judgement or an effort to change anything.  Is it shallow? Is it fast or is it slow?

-Allow your self-directed awareness to feel the stable ground beneath you as your body continues to be breathed all on it’s own.  Perhaps this provides you with an overall sense of safety and security in knowing you are on stable ground and your body breathes without your effort.  This feeling of safety allows you to choose to use the breath as a tool.  

-Begin to draw your next inhale through your nose and down the back of your throat making a soft ocean-like sound.  Follow your slow and smooth inhale as it fills the bowl of your pelvis slowing expanding your naval as your lower hand lifts with the expansion of your breath.

-Allow the breath to rise from the lower naval up through your mid-body and upper body slowly sipping in the top of your inhale as the breath lifts the hand on your heart. Relax any tension you may feel in your jaw or neck.  You can direct your inhale to any part of your body that is feeling the sensations of constriction or pain.  Simply allow the inhale to softly expand into those spaces and places in your body that hold tension and pain. Perhaps you choose to deepen this experience by creating an intention of what you are embodying with each inhale.  

-As you exhale, make a circle with your lips and slowly release the breath like you are blowing out a candle through rounded lips.  Allow the breath to slowly leave the upper body, then mid-body, before squeezing out the bottom of the exhale bringing the naval to the spine upon the conclusion of the exhale. You will feel your lower hand move inward at the end of your exhale. Perhaps you wish to choose to envision what you are releasing with each exhale.  

-Repeat slow, smooth and deep breathing without creating tension or strain. You can choose to balance the duration of the inhale and exhale by inhaling for a count of 8 and exhaling for a count of 8.  Notice how sensation rises and falls with each breath.  You may even notice how the sensation of pain rises and falls like a wave with each breath.  

-Continue to lean into experiencing any and all sensations that arise with the breath through the frame of the present moment. As you continue to self-direct your nervous system, allow for an experience of self-realization to unfold with each and every breath.  

image credit: www.mydeepmeditation.com

 

June 20th- Women’s Summer Solstice 2015

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Stirring the Shakti:

9th Annual Women’s Summer Solstice Gathering

Join Shanti Medina, Lisa Wimberger and Teresita Nomadica in a circle of women for a full day immersion designed for women by women who are leaders in their field of embodied transformation and self-realization!  

This gathering is accessible for all women of all experiences and levels of fitness/wellness.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00 am-10:00pm at the beautiful StarHouse in the foothills 15 minutes outside beautiful downtown Boulder, CO

Location: StarHouse 3476 Sunshine Canyon Drive, Boulder, CO 80302

 For more information and registration information: Summer Solstice 2015

*Rejuvenation *Silence *Sisterhood *Ritual *Movement *Intention *Transformation

Shakti is the creative manifesting energy of the Universe. Join us to stir the Universal life force that is YOU for a full-day 12-hour journey into the vibrant light of Summer Solstice. Open to all women. Pre-registration required. 

 

Yawn on to Get your Brain on!

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Yawn On!  Self-induced yawning is one of the best practices we can do to stimulate our brain releasing a cocktail of neuro-chemicals including dopamine, which activates oxytocin production in your hypothalamus and hippocampus (areas essential for memory recall, voluntary control, and temperature regulation), acetylcholine, GABA, serotonin and sexual hormones. In fact, it’s hard to find another activity that positively influences so many functions of the brain.

According to researchers at the Institute of Neurology in London, the precuneus, a tiny structure hidden within the folds of the parietal lobe, plays a central role in our ability to experience sefl-reflection, empathy, social awareness, and consciousness. Functional MRI studies have even shown that yawning evokes unique neural activity in this area of our brain, evoking the feeling of connection not only within ourselves but also with others. This is why yawning is contagious. We naturally want to entrain with those around us, so yawn on!

Not only does self-induced yawning help to stimulate your brain, but it also supports balancing your autonomic nervous system by regulating your vagal tone which entrains your innate Body Current® wisdom with the current of the present moment.

Body Current® Practice: Try self-induced yawning today. It only takes 10-20 seconds to stimulate this amazing practice for your brain. Simply begin by opening your mouth wide to simulate a natural yawn. After a few times, your natural yawn will come through lighting up your precuneus and releasing a wealth of healthy neuro-chemicals and hormones into your body. So when you are feeling disconnected and forgetful or if you are preparing for a presentation or high-level meeting, yawn on to bring your game on!

 

Stirring the Shakti 2015

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Stirring the Shakti:

9th Annual Women’s Summer Solstice Gathering

Join Shanti Medina, Lisa Wimberger and Teresita Nomadica in a circle of women for a full day immersion designed for women by women who are leaders in their field of embodied transformation and self-realization!

Saturday, June 20, 2015 10am-10pm

Shakti is the creative manifesting energy of the Universe. Join us to stir the Universal life force that is YOU for a full-day 12-hour journey into the vibrant light of Summer Solstice. Open to all women. Pre-registration required. For more information: Summer Solstice 2015

July 9- July 12th- Telluride Yoga Festival

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Telluride Yoga Festival

July 9-12, 2015 in Telluride, CO
SoMAntra Kirtan and Body Current™ Workshop
Join us for summertime in Telluride!

More Information and ticket sales: Telluride Yoga Festival

September 11-12th- Sacred Fest

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SoMAntra Kirtan and Body Current Workshop – True Nature Healing Arts, Carbondale, CO – 

Featuring C.C White and Scott & Shanti Medina
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More Information coming soon

Happy New Year FREE Gifts and Goodies

Happy New Year.  As my gratitude gift to you, please enjoy this newsletter filled with FREE gifts and goodies to take you into 2015.   Shanti’s 2015 Happy New Year Gifts and Goodies 

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February 14th – Denver Chant Fest

We are honored to be offering a SoMAntra kirtan workshop at the 3rd Annual Denver Chant Fest on Saturday afternoon.  Come dive deep into the mantra with us during this incredible kirtan festival!