Awakening The Shakti Woman
The She Stands Tall Project unfolds in the sacred container of women's circle - giving the freedom and opportunity for women and girls to fearlessly investigate, re-discover, re-inform, re-define and re-claim personal, cultural, social and spiritual narratives around rituals, her-stories, mythology, food practices, art, and other practices that affirm and establish a woman's relationship with the Sacred Feminine as well as her feminine body, sexuality and self in all its aspects.
Our work draws inspiration, wisdom and movement from its four strength pillars,
They weave into the various offerings of the She Stands Tall Project, and provide an anchor for women to re-present their unheard voices, unseen memories, unnamed mysteries & unspoken experiences, and most importantly, take responsibility for every aspect of their lives and become owners of their bodily mysteries, sacred sexuality and spiritual knowing.
The She Stands Tall Project incorporates a diverse array of embodied somatic practices including Expressive Art, Ritual Making, Singing, Story Telling, Artivism (Art + Activism), Body Mapping, Collage Work, Journal Writing, Embodied Movement, Guided Meditation, Breath-work, Yoga and more.
The resources explored, shared and engaged in the various offerings of The She Stands Tall Project are usually something women have not encountered before. They are founded in the pedagogy of the Transformative Learning Model of the Masters of Arts Specialization in Women’s Spirituality that was offered at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now changed to Sofia University) based in Palo Alto, California (USA). It integrates six core aspects of development namely the physical, emotional, relational, creative, psychological & spiritual.
Offerings of The She Stands Tall Project
We believe that the Awakening of the World is connected to the Awakening of Women into their Embodied Feminine Power (or Shakti); and the Awakening of the Embodied Shakti Woman is deeply rooted in the healing of a woman's relationship with her body and sexuality in all its aspects.
Through the sacred, open and space sisterhood spaces facilitated by the She Stands Tall Project, women re-group in sisterhood, engage in questions and converse with each other on matters that they would otherwise never have explored on their own. Women have the opportunity to fearlessly investigate, discover, re-define, re-inform, and re-claim their physical, social, cultural and spiritual relationship with body, sexuality and self in all its aspects. As she stands tall in her knowing, she is also, able to make an informed choice whether to revive, reclaim, or renew rituals, practices and ceremonies as a source of her own power - for herself, and her next generation. In doing so, she becomes a Catalyst of Transformative Change in herself, her family, her Community and the World.
Through the She Stands Tall Project women also, get connected into a global supportive circle of phenomenal Shakti Women standing tall in the embodied experience of their inner truth -- homemakers, healers, shamans, artists, authors, feminists, poets, entrepreneurs, earth champions, guides and more.
The deepest work is the darkest. A brave woman, a wisening woman, will develop the poorest psychic land, for if she builds only on the best land of her psyche, she will have for a view the least of what she is. So do not be afraid to investigate the worst. It only guarantees increase of soul power.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Author, WOman who ran with the wolves
"When women assert their relationship with their wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guides, suggests and urges vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds"
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Author Women Who Run With the Wolves.
Groups provide a form for women to join together in study, practice, and discussion. The circle grounds us and holds us in connection to one another and the earth. It makes the work safer and easier.
- Vicki Noble, Author, Shakti Woman