Wild Soul Wisdom

Wild Soul Wisdom

Jul 27, 2021

A few years ago, I realized that I didn’t like myself very much, especially my body. I said nasty things to her and treated her badly, her being my body. When I became aware of how much I disrespected myself and my body and how disconnected we were, I was horrified. I made it my mission to create a relationship with her. I also have two daughters, and I didn’t want them to ever feel this way about their own bodies.

I began a journaling practice to write a daily love to different body parts because it’s awfully hard to hate something you’re sweet-talking. These love notes turned into three sister books that share how I learned to love and accept my body, from my crow’s-feet to my pinky toes.

Not long after I began writing Love Notes to My Body, I discovered Wild Soul Wisdom, and I fell in love with it as another way to connect to my body and to gently care for her. It created space for me to unlearn all the hurtful lessons I’d been taught about how my body “should” look or move, and to celebrate my body just as she is. Wild Soul Wisdom served as rocket fuel for my healing and liberation.

I became a teacher of WSW so I can gather women and girls so that they, too, can begin to listen to and create their own relationships with their bodies. So they can be free.

As for the practice, you’ll notice some elements that may be familiar to other practices you’ve done before, like stretching, yoga poses, and other basic exercises.

What’s different about WSW from other practices is this is less about me telling you what to do and you doing it “correctly,” and more about you coming home to yourself.

WSW is a practice in self-discovery, self-love, self-trust, and self-acceptance. We use movement and breath to learn to connect with and listen to the body. We use mantras to reprogram and empower the mind. And we use meditation to cultivate inner peace.

During our opening and closing circles, we’ll use our voices to connect as women with real stuff going on and practice appreciation of community, trust, and truth.

In terms of what to expect, each WSW session is different, so there’s no right or wrong way to be or show up. Let any thoughts and emotions come up and pass however they need to, and whatever your experience is will be totally perfect for you.

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