Know Yourself

The Personal Container

The Transpersonal Container: Woman = Body = Earth

Be Yourself

The Relational Container allows for the deepest, most vulnerable parts of the participants to emerge in a sacred manner while bearing witness to the journey and transformation of the other. The She Stands Tall uses the research methodology of Organic Inquiry (OI) to navigate the paths of knowing self in relation to the other. The Organic Inquiry is rooted in the Transformative power of  listening to, presenting and narrating individual stories about significant life experiences. It consists of five distinct stages cycling linearly and spirally as illustrated below.

Participants develop the skill to express themselves authentically, stand up for themselves in a compassionate way and to represent themselves clearly, directly and fearlessly. Additionally participants acquire the skill to set their intention, vision, goals and aspirations creatively using color, sound, words, movement, images, voice,  writing, ritual, and playing.


Express Yourself

The She Stands Tall Project provides an organic container for women and girls to investigate, explore, and discover the various facets of being a woman - embodied, awake, powerful, present, sexual, spiritual, sacred, sensual, whole, complete -  on her own terms. The diverse plethora of resources explored and engaged in the various offerings of The She Stands Tall Project are usually something women have never encountered before. It integrates six core aspects of development namely the physical, emotional, relational, creative, psychological & spiritual. It is founded in the pedagogy of the Transformative Learning Model of the M.A Specialization in Women’s Spirituality from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology based in Palo Alto, CA (USA).


The various offerings of The She Stands Tall Projects is held within three overlapping and interweaving containers of the transpersonal, the relational and the personal - each within the other - going in and going out. Within this powerful experiential container women experience a multidimensional, multi-layered, organic journey of transformation at the deepest expanded level. Difficult to put in words, it is an experience to behold. A humble attempt is made in the following subsections to shed some light on the process.

The Relational Container allows for the deepest, most vulnerable parts of the participants to emerge in a sacred manner while bearing witness to the journey and transformation of the other. The She Stands Tall uses the research methodology of Organic Inquiry (OI) to navigate the paths of knowing self in relation to the other. The Organic Inquiry is rooted in the Transformative power of  listening to, presenting and narrating individual stories about significant life experiences. It consists of five distinct stages cycling linearly and spirally as illustrated below.

She will never be the same person she was before she began. She is on a path that requires her death, the end of her identity as she has known it.

- Vicki Noble, Author, Shakti Woman

Participants learn tools,  techniques & practices to nourish, empower & strengthen their physical, mental, emotional, psychological & spiritual body in an embodied way. They are supported through in-person phone and video calls, writing exercises, guided visualization, movement exercises, role playing, story telling and other exercises rooted in feminine awakening.

Participants engage in a creative exploration of who they are, what they are, where they are and how they are - at a physical, mental, emotional, social,  psychological, and spiritual level. A plethora of resources in the form of scholarly books, feminist articles, videos, movies, written and visual exercises are provided to guide the participants in their journey.

"What if we honored our own experiences, made them part of our research story, wrote about the deepest, most vulnerable parts of ourselves? What if we could support each other to find our authentic voices and those of our coresearchers? What if we incorporated the stories of how we were led, given information, and supported by dreams and synchronicities?"

Clements, Ettling, Jenett, & Shields, If Research were Sacred

The Relational Container: Research is Sacred

The Transpersonal Container is held together by/within/in the feminine rhythm pulsating in the seen and unseen womb of the various cycles of Nature - Earth cycle, Moon cycle, Vegetation cycle, Menstruation cycle and Life cycle. Woman's body is a live vessel for tuning into this ancient feminine rhythm. By doing so, she becomes a conduit of transformation - physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually - in herself and those in her sphere of influence. Every offering of The She Stands Tall Project is planned carefully to synchronize with this rhythm in terms of the intention, curriculum, flow and time of operation. Every participant explores her relationship with the feminine rhythm freely and fearlessly on her own terms, and is able manifest transformation at the most deepest level. Given below is a visual map of the Transpersonal container for the Northern Hemisphere (exactly opposite in Southern Hemisphere). 

The innermost container is the personal. Every participant is on her own journey of exploration, and  discoveries. The Personal container follows a three-step process of (i) Know Yourself (Educate), (ii) Be Yourself (Empower & Embody), and (iii) Express Yourself (Engaging in life).