Fierce Love For Yourself First: How to Move from Burnout to Boldness
Jan
28
to Mar 18

Fierce Love For Yourself First: How to Move from Burnout to Boldness

2 Month Online Wellness Program for Women

Are you a woman who gives to others, and who:   

Experiences burnout in your work and life and is ready to consistently feel better in your mind and body?

Gets overwhelmed by the number of people who need you and wants to find a realistic way to bring in more energy and space for yourself?

Knows that you are out of alignment in your life and are ready to prioritize what matters most to you in order to help you live with confidence?

Feels disconnected from self and are ready to develop sustainable self-care skills that are proven to work in your hectic, daily life?

This program will give you the time and support to help you to re-center, ground, and balance so that you can show up powerfully and can be there for the people in your life that need you. It will give you the practices to prepare yourself to shift your old habits and step into a different and more effective way of living!

This program will help you:

-Feel empowered in your choices and decisions instead of fighting and pushing your way through life.

-Work from a place of stability and steadiness rather than feeling like you are about to fall over.

-Sustain yourself by bringing in more compassion and tenderness into your everyday.

-Develop skills for nurturing, loving, and caring for yourself as much as you do for others.

-Step into bigness, authenticity, and joy when serving others out in the wider world.

-Fuel yourself through connection and being in community with other women like you.

This program is led by Leora Ward, a trained life coach, yoga instructor, and facilitator. After years of working in the social justice, women's empowerment, and humanitarian fields, I was feeling burnt out and decided there had to be a better way to help people around me AND prioritize my own needs in a real way.

Once I mastered these skills, I began supporting other women who also struggle with self-love and knowing their worth, who want to find a gentler way to serve others, and to be more impactful in their work and life. This program is focused on self-connection – in recognition that we are better caretakers, activists, and change makers when we are fully in tune with ourselves and our bodies.

In this program, I will guide you through a process to clarify:

Your Beliefs: I help you identify the thoughts and stories that are causing you pain. You become clear about the messages you are telling yourself and exist in your head. You start to question the truth about your thoughts and acknowledge the powerful force they are in our life.

Your Feelings: You articulate the heartfelt feelings you associate with your thoughts. You connect with those feelings (good, bad, and ugly) in order to honor them. You identify what is happening in your heart and body in order to understand yourself from a deeper and more connected place.

Your Needs: You name the needs underlying your feelings. You start to uncover why you are so hurt and what you want deep down. Your needs are things that you are trying to fulfill on a more profound level and give you greater insight or clarity into what drives you and what you most long for in life.

Your Values: You tap into the beauty and worth of your values. You explore the wonder of what would happen and what would be possible if you were living them in the world. You honor your values as important and necessary so that you can start asking for and bringing in what you most want.

Your Requests: You come up with requests and strategies that are aligned with your needs and values. You start to make requests of yourself and others in line with what’s important to you and you ask for what you deeply desire in order to start living a life of joy and abundance.

Sign-up HERE

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Nurture Your Passion, Nourish Your Soul: Women's Weekend Wellness Retreat
Apr
5
to Apr 8

Nurture Your Passion, Nourish Your Soul: Women's Weekend Wellness Retreat

  • Blue Mountain Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you stuck in the doing, achieving, and fighting and want to find more practical self-care strategies that really work in your everyday life?

Have you felt shut out, shut up, or shut down by the masculine and know you must stop resisting in ways that lead you to exhaustion or burnout?

Do you feel confused or fearful about the future and want to connect with your true purpose and what really matters most?

This retreat is for women who are serving, caretaking, helping, or contributing (if you are overwhelmed and overextended, this is you!) to the world AND holding frustration, anger, sadness, or resignation within. 

It will give you the space and support to help you to pause, ground, and remind yourself what’s important so you can better serve yourself alongside your community and the people in your life that need you. It will give you the skills, practices, and tools to heal, reenergize, and prepare yourself to be truly effective!

This retreat is for YOU, to accept yourself, in all your imperfection and messiness on this journey of life.

REGISTER HERE

During the 3-days we are together among the trees in the forest, you will have the chance to:

Remember the utility of your body in accessing your higher self, feeling more deeply, and nourishing yourself;

Challenge long-held stories that don’t serve you so that they no longer hold you back or keep you from living big;

Identify any intense and complex needs so that you can quickly connect with them amidst challenge and transitions;

Practice living from your core values and speaking from an aligned place so that you can live with power and choice;

And, become part of THE TRIBE of women who are able to find beautiful and essential harmony between loving AND fighting in order to resist AND show up in the world with confidence, energy, and power.

This is your time, dear women, to own your raw, overcommitted, and under-appreciated self and transform your habits so you can own your feminine WARRIOR SELF who arms herself with openness, presence, curiosity, and empowerment and fuels herself with passion, purpose, and nourishment.

REGISTER HERE

This retreat is for you, if:

-You are ready to go inward and deeply connect with yourself so that you make more authentic and empowered decisions.

-You are prepared to explore your shadows to find your true intuition, desire, and passion and open yourself up to a new way of living.

-You are looking to tap into your voice and confidence in order to communicate compassionately with those around you.

-You are willing to step into brave and courageous leadership by using your new tools, skills, and techniques in the world.

-You are longing to be resourced and nourished by women who are just like you so that you can nourish and elevate your feminine spirit.

Your inner fighter, inner lover, inner child, inner caretaker, and inner rebel are all invited to attend this retreat. We will hold space for them all so that you can rediscover your true self and release what gets in the way of being the biggest, brightest, and boldest star in the sky.  

Ready to maximize your effectiveness in changing the world AND your ability to live with fierce love? Then register HERE or email me at Leora@healinginservice.com to find a time for a private complimentary call, where we can decide together whether this is the right retreat for YOU, at this important time.

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FREE Women's Circle: Your Support and Connection in the Big City
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

FREE Women's Circle: Your Support and Connection in the Big City

Are you a woman in the DC area looking for connection and sacred space with other women?

Are you someone that gives and contributes to others but is looking to find the energy and time for YOU?

Are you searching for a community of sisterhood that will hold you, see you, and support you as you navigate this crazy world?

If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join Yoga Height’s first ever women’s circle for a regular opportunity to connect with yourself and other like-minded women who are on the same path. You can register by clicking HERE.

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FREE Women's Circle: Your Support and Connection in the Big City
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

FREE Women's Circle: Your Support and Connection in the Big City

Are you a woman in the DC area looking for connection and sacred space with other women?

Are you someone that gives and contributes to others but is looking to find the energy and time for YOU?

Are you searching for a community of sisterhood that will hold you, see you, and support you as you navigate this crazy world?

If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join Yoga Height’s first ever women’s circle for a regular opportunity to connect with yourself and other like-minded women who are on the same path. You can register by clicking HERE.

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Women As Powerful Change-Makers: Elevating Our Voices and Making an Impactful Difference
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Women As Powerful Change-Makers: Elevating Our Voices and Making an Impactful Difference

Are you constantly feeling the need to fight or push in order to be heard – all this for no real shift or buy-in from the “opposite side”?

Is your anger "getting in the way" and not allowing you to show up in the ways that you desire and want to contribute to lasting change?

Are you tired of rants or endless debates that go nowhere and wondering how to be a more effective advocate?

Do you find yourself exhausted, burnt-out, or discouraged with the current political situation while trying to make the change you are longing for?

If you responded YES to any or all of these, come and join us for a transformative day among women to recharge, get (re)inspired and more importantly learn how to channel your emotions into powerful words and actions. 

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

This workshop is designed by and for women who identify as change-makers or activists, aware of the privileges in themselves and power differentials in our community and who are searching for new ways to be a part of the broader movement for change. 

It is ideal for anyone working in NGOs, human/women/social rights, education, healthcare ... anywhere where you want to create impactful change.

… It’s for YOU if you want to channel your frustration, anger and disappointment into a transforming force that has a better chance to be heard

… It's for YOU if you are ready to contribute to social justice out of CARE and redirect energy that goes into shame, blame, judging, etc..

…. It's for YOU if you believe that FIERCE LOVE has a greater chance for transformation than THREATS or CONDEMNATION of the "other side"

... It's for YOU if you know that your voice and the voices those who are experiencing any form of oppression are so needed and you want to learn how to better advocate for what you believe in and show up as an ally to others

ENVISIONING AND MOVING TOWARDS A BETTER WORLD

We believe in and envision a world where women-identified people maximize their power to bring about deep social change that cares for everyone while acknowledging systemic power differentials and implicit biases in our communities.

For this one-day workshop, we focus on women as one voice (of many) that is needed to dismantle our current system and create a world that accounts and works for everyone.

Integrating years of nonviolent and collaborative communication, interpersonal neurobiology and brain science, empowerment coaching, restorative justice and practical experiences in the fields of women’s rights and social justice, the two facilitators, Mali Parke and Leora Ward will co-create with you a day of group sharing and exploration, inner resourcing, and skills building.

As facilitators, we are on our own journey and long to support other women through their own internal processes of shedding shame, being aware of internal biases, mourning systemic inequalities and becoming more aware and skilled in healing historical, societal and intergenerational trauma so that in turn they can support others through their own journeys and be a powerful voice for change.

We believe nonviolent resistance and language is the most transforming approach to create lasting change and offer you a day both of peer support and group reflection as well as developing a plan for your unique contribution moving forward.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

- You’ll learn how to find strength and sustained energy to stand true to yourself in the face of the enormity of the systemic changes you are looking for, or while experiencing hesitation, discouragement, anger, frustration or anxiety.

- You'll learn to identify and clarify your own and the collective motivations or needs that underlie the words and actions in our current political and social spheres. 

- You'll learn to connect to your resolve and voice in order to communicate your boundaries wihout judgment or rejection but as powerful truths that have the potential to be better heard by others.

- You'll learn both the neuroscience behind and get to experience the journey of your own nervous and our collective systems when faced with a sense of “wrongness” that stems from un-met value or deep human need.

- Most importantly, you'll learn personal and systemic communication skills so that you can be a fierce AND caring activist who can be an effective part of the change to end all forms of oppression and discrimination.

Register HERE (early-bird ends on September 1st)

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Women's Circle: Your Support and Connection in the Big City
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Circle: Your Support and Connection in the Big City

Are you a woman in the DC area looking for connection and sacred space with other women?

Are you someone that gives and contributes to others but is looking to find the energy and time for YOU?

Are you searching for a community of sisterhood that will hold you, see you, and support you as you navigate this crazy world?

If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join Yoga Height’s first ever women’s circle for a regular opportunity to connect with yourself and other like-minded women who are on the same path. You can register by clicking HERE.

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Making Empowering Requests: How to Name and Speak Your Needs
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Making Empowering Requests: How to Name and Speak Your Needs

PART TWO

Do you struggle with knowing what you truly want in difficult moments?

Do you fear asking for what you want and putting your needs on the table?

Do you long to learn techniques for making loving and effective requests?

Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=135362&stype=-8&sTG=76&sView=day&sLoc=0

*If signing up for both, please email me at Leora@healinginservice.com to receive the discounted price.

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Free Online Teleclass: Claim Your Needs Once and For All
Aug
13
9:00 AM09:00

Free Online Teleclass: Claim Your Needs Once and For All

In stressful, tense moments, do you find that you feel either super-anxious OR completely lose touch with your body?

 

Disconnection from yourself fuels procrastination, avoidance, and putting off important decisions.

It also leads to feelings of not being in control or being the maker of your own destiny.

Disconnection is the number one reason why women feel distant from the ones they love.

Yet, claiming your needs is one of the core components of non-violent communication and a sure fire way (proven over many years and across diverse cultures) to find your grounding particularly during chaotic, transitional, or painful times. This approach is one of my most effective personal tools and one that will completely transform the way you think about self-love and self-compassion going forward.

IF SO, REGISTER HERE FOR CALL-IN DETAILS:

https://claimyourneeds.eventbrite.com/

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Making Empowering Requests: How to Name and Speak Your Needs
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Making Empowering Requests: How to Name and Speak Your Needs

PART ONE

Do you struggle with knowing what you truly want in difficult moments?

Do you fear asking for what you want and putting your needs on the table?

Do you long to learn techniques for making loving and effective requests?

Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=135362&stype=-8&sTG=76&sView=day&sLoc=0

*If signing up for both, please email me at Leora@healinginservice.com to receive the discounted price.

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Yoga Happy Hour at Colony Club
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga Happy Hour at Colony Club

Join ME for Yoga Happy Hour at Colony Club - the perfect way to end your hump day this summer. Whether you’re looking to work out the work week's frustrations, or you’re just a fan of fun and happy hours around the city, this event will be all sorts of relaxing and rejuvenating. You can expect an all levels vinyasa class followed by a FREE glass of wine or pint of beer on tap provided by the bartenders at Colony Club.

Grab your spot at: http://yogaheightsdc.com

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Women's Circle: Your Support and Connection in the Big City
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Circle: Your Support and Connection in the Big City

Are you a woman in the DC area looking for connection and sacred space with other women?

Are you someone that gives and contributes to others but is looking to find the energy and time for YOU?

Are you searching for a community of sisterhood that will hold you, see you, and support you as you navigate this crazy world?

If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join Yoga Height’s first ever women’s circle for a regular opportunity to connect with yourself and other like-minded women who are on the same path. You can register by clicking HERE.

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Online Deepening Circle for Women
Jun
11
to Aug 20

Online Deepening Circle for Women

This group coaching program is for women who are feeling disconnected, on the verge of burnout, and who are completely done feeling stuck and not good enough. In this program, participants receive 2 virtual group coaching sessions per month and individual support for anything they are working on, struggling with, or needing inspiration around, on each call. Throughout the four months, women will receive targeted assistance to meet their pre-determined coaching and life goals. This program is specifically targeted to women who have a basic knowledge of NVC and/or have already participated in a foundational or intro program.

Imagine for a moment what life would be like and how much more enjoyable and sustainable your life would be if you were BOTH effective and balanced. If this sounds right for you, please email Leora Ward at Leora@healinginservice.com to schedule a complimentary, one-on-one call to see if this is the right program for you. Spaces are limited and the program starts in June so don’t wait if you want to go deeper, receive continued support, and develop new habits that are sustainable and will stick with you over a period of time.

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 Connected Communication: How to Move Conflict into Compassion
Apr
1
1:30 PM13:30

Connected Communication: How to Move Conflict into Compassion

*This workshop is an introduction to Non-Violent Communication created by Marshall Rosenberg

Do you feel disconnected from your deep “why” and want to live in the world from a more connected and authentic place?

Do you miss meaningful conversation and long to have more loving and intimate relationships in your life, community, and with friends?

Do you want to show up powerfully in the world and bring the principles of non-violence into your workplace, family, and social justice efforts?

If so, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to get clear on what’s important to you and explore the meaning of non-violent communication in your home, at work, or when serving out in the world.  This workshop will give you the skills and tools to listen to self, voice your truth, and brave difficult conversations with ease and confidence every, single day.

Join us for this orientation to learn the principles of compassionate communication and see the power of non-violence in your daily life!    

Tickets available here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=135362&stype=-8&sTG=26&sView=day&sLoc=0

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Living Your Purposeful Life: How Your Values Are Vehicles to Your Vision
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Living Your Purposeful Life: How Your Values Are Vehicles to Your Vision

Are you done with a self-care practices that are another thing on your to-do list?

Do you want to start nurturing yourself in a different way?

Do you feel unprepared for the long year ahead?

If so, this is why you should join us for a Living Your Purposeful Life workshop.

This gathering will support you to identify and remind you of your deepest personal values so that you can hold them close during difficult moments and life transitions. 

It will give you the space to connect with what matters most to you and makes you feel alive in every moment. 

And, teach you how to use your values as guideposts in the midst of important decisions and challenging conversations that can throw you off balance.

This gathering will also be your chance to manifest and bring in exactly what you need in 2017!

Sign-up HERE.

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Living Your Boldest Self: How Your Vision Is Your Path to Purpose
Jan
28
1:30 PM13:30

Living Your Boldest Self: How Your Vision Is Your Path to Purpose

Are you living your deepest purpose on this earth?

Are you doing what you need to boldly live your vision?

Are you moving towards the life of your dreams?

Many of us don’t have a clear picture of our future. We move about the world one day at a time, hoping that things will build, and that we will eventually get to where we want to be. We are passive rather than active participants in our lives. We lack the specificity and pathway that is needed to create the abundant and beautiful life of our dreams.

If you long to move beyond the rules and limitations of your daily life so that you can begin to explore what’s truly possible for you. 

If you want support to play. 

If you want support to get creative. 

If you want support to uncover your wildest dreams. 

If you want to unleash your passion and live outside of constraints that come from within and from other people, then THIS IS THE WORKSHOP FOR YOU.

Clearly seeing your future can help you to live your purpose while also shaping and transforming the world around you. Tickets can be found HERE.

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Live Your Boldest Self: FREE TELECLASS
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Live Your Boldest Self: FREE TELECLASS

Are you living your deepest purpose on this earth?  

Are you doing what you need to boldly live your vision?  

Are you moving towards the life of your dreams?  

Many of us don’t have a clear picture of our future. We move about the world one day at a time, hoping that things will build, and that we will eventually get to where we want to be. We are passive rather than active participants in our lives. We lack the specificity and pathway that is needed to create the abundant and beautiful life of our dreams.

Sign-up to receive the call-in details, here: https://liveyourboldestself.eventbrite.com

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Living Your Purposeful Life: How Your Values are Vehicles to Your Vision
Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

Living Your Purposeful Life: How Your Values are Vehicles to Your Vision

Do you want clarity about where you are headed and what you want to do next?

Do you long to be more connected to your passion and purpose in your everyday life?

Do you want to work and live from a more aligned, purposeful, and grounded place?

Do you want to develop a greater sense of self and confidence in your relationships?

Sign up here

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Self-Connection for Survival: How to Move from Being Reactive to Being Resourced
Sep
18
to Nov 27

Self-Connection for Survival: How to Move from Being Reactive to Being Resourced

3 Month Program for Beginners

Are you a woman who gives to others, and who:

Is feeling overwhelmed by the number of people who need you and wants to find a way to bring in energy or give yourself more time?

Knows that you are out of alignment in your life and are ready to prioritize what matters most to you in order to help you live with integrity?

Wants to address the state of disconnection inside of you and develop sustainable self-care skills that are proven to work in your daily life?

If so, get the details and reserve your spot today by CLICKING HERE!

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