The way to create an impact is by daring to go deep: to follow the thing you love to the ends of the earth,
to let everything else fall away, and give yourself over to it with open-hearted courage.
Truthfully? There has never been, in your whole life, a better moment than right now to discover what is
personally sacred to you and to decide to show up for it wholeheartedly.
If your life is geared around helping others, it can be hard to know where to even begin. So many things competing for our attention that we could (or want to) say yes to. The trouble is, if we’re not careful, those things add up, year after year, taking us farther from our mission. (Especially if you are a big-hearted, highly-sensitive person.)
And you are definitely ready to ignore the shiny objects so you can stay true what is deeply precious and sacred to you.
Being everything to everyone doesn’t make big shifts in the world. In fact, that is a sure-fire shortcut to burnout.
What makes the big changes? Being so devoted and focused in your zone of genius that you pick up the momentum to really move the needle.
Your Sacred Focus is comprised of the 3-5 areas of life where you are putting your most wholehearted attention and choosing to show up excellently.
This is what’s sacred in your life, right now.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been doing the work for a while. You know that self-care is important. And you know that you’re here to help build a more compassionate world.
Sacred Focus is a nine-month, step-by-step journey designed to help you clarify what is sacred to you so you can spend your life there. In this program, you’ll discover the tools to advocate for yourself and practices to bring what’s sacred to you into your everyday experience.
Whether it’s your own personal healing journey, a big life event in your family, or, y’know, bringing about the revolution, you’re at a point in your life where you’re ready to stop half-assing it and show up as only you can.
When we decide to devote ourselves to something, the mind (and the universe!) has its way of throwing up roadblocks, excuses, and busyness to distract us from the change we’re trying to make. This means we need to walk out into the wilderness anyway, to discover for ourselves what’s there.
This isn’t easy work. Inside the course, we’ll be talking about boundaries, the discomfort of actually giving a shit, and eliminating what isn’t working. We’ll practice having uncomfortable conversations and the art of crafting meaningful ritual (even if that word feels awkward at first).
It’s intimate and tough, all at the same time. So, fair warning:
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Quiet: Pausing to experience
Clarity: Defining your Sacred Focus
Opening: Crafting space for what’s significant
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Discernment: Setting good boundaries
Non-attachment: Releasing what
doesn’t serve us
Harmony: Shifting our narratives
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Strategy: Designing a path forward
Integration: Embodying Sacred Focus
in our very cells
Reverence: Bringing our Sacred Focus into everyday life
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The monthly lesson, which includes:
A video tutorial of one of my
essential self-care practices, so
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Collective Care Call
Held Tuesdays at 10am Pacific
We’ll gather in community. I’ll
answer your questions, give you
a sneak peek into my practice,
and we’ll laugh + share.
You’ll receive a short and sweet
practice to bring the month’s lesson
home into your heart and being
—and advice on how to take
a break from the work.
That’s 9 video lessons, 9 workbooks, 9 audio meditations, and 9 video self-care masterclasses; delivered digitally on Sunday mornings.
I want you to feel supported in this work—and for you to have access to support from me every single month. This isn’t about self-care: and you doing everything on your own.
Every month, we’ll gather via Zoom. I’ll lead us through embodied practices to integrate that month’s lesson—and answer your burning questions. Part campfire gathering, part coaching session, all lovefest.
(Call details: the collective care calls are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and will be recorded and shared with the group. Can’t attend live? Submit your questions ahead of time, and I’ll answer them on the call.)
You will connect with and move from a bigger why, guided from a place of spirit. Your work will be grounded in your mission every step of the way, so that you can show up the way you’ve always wanted to.
You will bid adieu to guilt, shame, and all of the voices telling you that you’re too much or not enough.
You don’t have any more time for the “shoulds” or the “looks good, but feels like crap.”
You will step into owning and honoring your unique expertise. No more playing small or martyring yourself for the cause. Here, you’ll keep your eyes on your own paper — and tune the rest of it out.
This is the kind of focus that feels sacred, not just busy for the sake of being busy. Which is divine timing, because right now?
Maybe you want to know about all of my fancy yoga and healing arts certifications. (I’ve got plenty.) Or maybe you want to know about my nearly 20 years as an activist. (I’ve been fighting the power since 1999.) Here is where I could tell you about my personal journey with chronic pain, or about my experience facilitating trainings for hundreds of activists, or how I’ve helped thousands begin to craft elegant self-care.
But what I really want you to know is that:
As your guide for this course, I will create the safest space possible so you can take risks, speak your truth, and blaze the trail you’re meant to. Find your warrior voice and the quiet stillness of your sweet heart. Every part of you is welcome here.
This course is the very best of what I have to offer. It’s where I bring the full breadth of my life and experience to bear. I promise not to hold back — my life is an open book here. If you are ready for a life where you can make an impact and find the sacred around you all the damn time, you can come sit next to me.
[one_half padding=”5px 10px 5px 10px”]”Sacred Focus is a beautifully delivered course…
This course isn’t just about sorting out your time. It touches on so much more, like what is your purpose, what work are you here to do, how to say no, and how to pursue that which you truly love. Already I have been able to identify what wasn’t working for me, simplify and zero-in on what I truly want to focus on in my life.
The masterclasses were one of my favourite parts, being able to learn from Christy’s insights about tools such as breathing and using journals and planners was something that I was immediately about to put into practice in my life.”
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“As someone who’s been focused on finding her way through complicated grief for a while now, I can tell you how deeply grateful I am to have found Christy’s work.
Her voice is so warm, gentle, and real; like a good friend or sister who’s unafraid to reach a person in the dark waters and guide them to shore.
Or, more precisely, suggest solid ways for that person to (re)discover the resilience and refuge within themselves.”
[one_half padding=”5px 10px 5px 10px”]”Doing [Christy’s course] was wonderful. Christy know just how to present the information that will touch your heart, mind and soul. It is beautiful to be able to find some great guidance and advice for Self Care at a very busy time of the year.”
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“The word that comes to mind when I think about Christy is sacred. Her vision for self-care is contagious. The way she holds space for you is precious. Spending time with her is undoubtedly transformation.”
In the spirit of my own Sacred Focus, I’ve pared my teaching and coaching calendar back quite a bit. This will be the only round of Sacred Focus I’ll be teaching in 2019—and one of only a handful of programs I’ll offer this year.
If this program calls to you, now is the moment.
By now, I’m guessing your heart or your intuition knows whether this is right for you. I’m not going to give you a hard sell. But if you do have questions, I’m so pleased to answer them.
[one_half padding=”0 15px 0 15px”]What do I need to participate? All you need is a solid internet connection and an email account. You’ll likely want a journal and a favorite pen. Optional, but helpful: a way to print out the workbooks and a pair or headphones.
Can I join from [Europe/Antarctica/the moon]? If you have an internet connection and can google the time zone for our calls, you can participate. I currently serve students from 23 countries (and counting!).
Can I try this out for a month or two to decide if it’s right for me?
If you’re looking to dip your toe in, Sacred Focus is not for you right now. This program is a 9-month commitment: to yourself and to the work.[/one_half][one_half_last padding=”0 15px 0 15px”]
This course is for you if: you already have a healing or spiritual practice, or if you want to make a positive impact — and want to take it all to the next level. You don’t have to have identify as an activist to participate.
This course probably won’t work for you if: you’re hoping to avoid discomfort or long-term commitment; or if you have an aversion to “woo.”
Refund policy: I respectfully do not offer refunds. What I guarantee is that you receive the best of my teaching. The rest is up to you.
Payment plan: Yes, there is a payment plan. Yes, you get a discount for paying all at once.[/one_half_last]
I know it’s easy
to take up a cause or serve others.
Learning to advocate for yourself is the advanced work.
Hop on the list now!