Sara Avant Stover

Bestselling Author, Mentor
& Teacher of Feminine Spirituality

© 2021 Sara Avant Stover. All rights reserved.

About

"Sara has managed to strike the perfect balance between hip, modern practicality and ancient, wise woman wisdom." – Kate Northrup, author of Do Less

Sara Avant Stover (she/her) takes a yin and feminine approach to spirituality. In a container of unconditional love, she weaves ancient wisdom with modern living to heal the wounds and reveal the gifts of the Feminine– first through living her own experience fully and then through supporting others on their unique, embodied, and heart-centered journeys to psychospiritual wholeness.

A pioneering teacher of feminine spirituality for the past two decades, Sara's the best-selling author of The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life and The Book of SHE: Your Heroine’s Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Columbia University’s all-women’s Barnard College. After a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand for a decade, traveled and taught around the world, and studied with some of our time's spiritual luminaries.

The creator of the world’s first Women’s Yoga Teacher Training and an abortion support educator, Sara leads retreats internationally and has taught at Omega, Kripalu, 1440 Multiversity, and Shambhala Mountain Center. Her work– devoted to the remembrance of the Divine Feminine and integrating Buddhism, yoga, A Course in Miracles, non-dualism, animism, and psychology– has uplifted the lives of tens of thousands of women worldwide and has been featured in Yoga Journal, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Natural Health, and on ABC, NBC, and CBS. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, the original homeland of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute peoples.

"What I appreciate about Sara is how giving and erudite she is. She is a generous, smart thinker and writer about women's health and I love giving her books to women of all ages." – Jennifer Louden, author of The Women's Comfort Book

Offerings

"Sara is truly a gifted teacher and provides us with amazing sisterhood. It's wonderful to have a place to go with women who are on a similar path. It feels supportive, loving, and nurturing and provides rich ground for continuing on one's process of individuation and soul embodiment." – Julie Pfinister

PRIVATE SESSIONS
-Personal & Professional Mentoring (single sessions & packages)

ONLINE PROGRAMS
-Women's House of Wisdom: Online yoga & meditation classes
-Women's Wisdom Sangha: A Spiritual Community for Deepening into Feminine Meditation and Dharma
-The Book of SHE Club: A 13-Week Initiation (February 3- May 5, 2021)
-The Deep Rest Retreat: May 22-23, 2021 (hosted by Shambhala Mountain Center)

IN-PERSON EVENTS:
-Women's Insight Retreat: February 5-11, 2022 (Samahita, Thailand)

BOOKS
-The Way of the Happy Woman
-The Book of SHE

PODCAST
-Apple Podcasts
-Google Podcasts
-Spotify

ABORTION SUPPORT
-Healing After Abortion (Free Resources)


"This is not an immediate fix for anyone’s issues, but is instead a deep and profound journey that Sara helps guide you on. Drawing on a lot of feminine wisdom, her mentoring sessions will shine a light on all that is a woman’s essence and really help you look inside to find your own answers. You cannot come out of this experience unchanged.”
– Rana Khoury

Speaking

"Sara Avant Stover is a speaker who practices what she preaches and delivers what she promises. She will take you on a journey to your own light, well-being, and healing with her profound capacity to lead you to a new possibility, show you what that looks and feels like in your life, and inspire you to act on your own behalf. She is truly an inspirational speaker." - Gail Larsen, founder & author of Transformational Speaking

SAMPLE OF VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON SPEAKING EVENTS

-Multiversity TV; 1440 Multiversity
-Truthteller Tour; Boulder, CO
-The Boulder Bookstore; Boulder, CO
-Emerging Women Power Party; Denver, CO
-Midas Camp Live; Vancouver, Canada
-The Wealthy Thought Leader Conference; Vancouver, Canada
-Banyen Books; Vancouver, Canada
-East West Bookstore; Seatle, WA
-The New Canaan Bookstore; New Canaan, CT

Media

“The retreat last month was exceptional. I found myself crying listening to your words at the beginning of the retreat. I now know that I need to put my self nurturing as a priority before being selfless in my relationships to…well, every area of my life!” – Sue Bach

TV
-Connecticut Style (ABC)
-Colorado & CO (NBC)
-Glimpse TV with Kate Northrup
-KRON 4 San Francisco, CA
-KATU Portland, OR
-Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer; Vancouver, BC
-Rush TV; Vancouver, BC

RADIO & PODCASTS

-Women Today with Emma Teitel
-Higher State of Being with Teddi Rachlin
-Soul Crush with Adriana Rizzolo
-Let it Out with Kate Dalebout
-The Period Party with Nicole Jardim
-The Kate & Mike Show with Kate Northrup and Mike Watts
-Sistership Circle
-The Radiance Project with Heidi Rose Robbins
-Extraordinary Women Radio with Kami Guildner
-Wake Up: The Sound of Transformation with Michael Bernard Beckwith
-Unity FM
-Get Gutsy by Jenny Fenig
-Tranquility du Jour with Kimberly Wilson
-The Emerging Women Podcast with Chantal Pierrat
-The Crave Cast with Alexandra Jamieson

SAMPLE OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Yoga Journal
The Huffington Post

"This is THE place for kick-ass feminine spirituality!" – Trine Hedegaard

Contact

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I look forward to connecting with you.

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Certified Teachers

All of the women here have completed a multi-year certification process and are endorsed to lead The Way of the Happy Woman retreats and method.

-Deb Dawson-Dunn: Winnpeg, Canada

-Laura Fragiacomo: Uganda, Africa

-Marisa Marolda: Lausanne, Switzerland

-Brenda McChesney: Erie, Colorado

-Lyndi Rivers: Tucson, Arizona

-Katy Taylor: Port Townsend, Washington

mentoring

THE INITIATION EXPERIENCE: A 3-MONTH MENTORING JOURNEY

There are times in life when the rug gets pulled out from underneath you.

Maybe it’s a health scare, financial challenge, betrayal, loss of a loved one, abortion/miscarriage, birth of a child, menopause, end of a relationship– or the fact that this is a challenging time on the planet!

Sometimes it’s several of these all at once.

Within these massive, life fissures, both outer and inner voices often tell you that you’re a failure. Yet, when you tune into your soul’s voice, you discover that such “falls from grace” are brilliantly orchestrated, divine initiations into a truer, freer expression of yourself.

When familiar markers that once defined you fall away, you’re left to discover who you really are.

Yes, initiations are opportunities (albeit often very painful and disorienting ones) to shed outdated defensive structures of your false personality (that came online to protect you when you were very young) and give birth to your authentic Self.

During such times– which can extend from a few months to several years– you need to sort through, resolve, and integrate a tremendous amount of previously undigested shadow material.

This is the hard work of not only becoming a conscious adult but also becoming the woman you were born to be. Throughout, it’s helpful to have the support of a mentor who has navigated this terrain before.

This mentor is not there to tell you “how” to do it, but, rather, to validate the sacredness of the process you’re in, help you understand key markers along the way, hold a safe container for you, encourage you to keep surrendering to your soul’s intelligence, and offer tools and perspectives that can be crucial to bringing more grace and efficacy to your process.

Such support systems were built into initiatory processes in ancient cultures but have since, for the most part, been erased– leaving us to navigate this treacherous inner terrain on our own.

No one is meant to navigate an initiation by themselves.

We all come to the classroom that is planet Earth to learn the same lessons: forgiveness, patience, humility, trust, love, and joy (to name a few). Yet, how we learn these lessons is unique for each of us.

If you’re currently undergoing a major life transition, know that this is an initiation into a new realm of being.

And, if you’d like support in this process– and you’re committed to doing the inner work required with sincerity– I’m here for you.




The Fine Print:
-All sessions are 60 minutes and take place over Zoom.
-You will receive mp3 & mp4 recordings via email after each session.
-You will have two sessions per month (approximately every other week).
-After your payment is submitted, you’ll receive information via email about how to schedule your sessions.
-The immersion ends four months after the receipt of your payment.
-All payments are non-refundable.
-Sessions must be scheduled, rescheduled, and canceled, at least 24 hours in advance (or on Friday if your session is on a Monday).

Your Investment:

To make this an accessible resource and honor different financial needs during the pandemic, I’m currently offering this immersion on a sliding scale.

Under normal circumstances, the investment for this mentoring package has been $1995. Please pay at the highest amount that you're capable of right now.

$995- $1495

If you’re ready to move forward, please follow this 3-step application process:

1. Submit your application here.
2. Submit your payment here.
3. If your application is accepted and your payment has been received, we’ll email you to schedule your first session within 2 business days.

(If your application has been declined, we’ll refund your payment.)

WHAT WOMEN ARE SAYING:

“Before applying for mentorship with Sara I was feeling apprehensive about the investment. But the decision became so clear after settling into myself and my heart: Here is a woman who has done the deep, deep work that I had been called forth to do and has lived to tell the tale. All women need a wise woman in their lives that can guide them, hold the long view for them, and call them into womanhood in a powerful and loving way. I knew that Sara would be this woman for me.

My work with Sara began in the midst of a health crisis that left me disoriented and fearful. This crisis was pointing to parts of myself that had been buried for many years that were screaming for attention. Sara helped normalize and guide me through the painful process of integrating these lost parts of myself.

One of the biggest changes I underwent during my time with Sara was an increase in and faith in my own emotional endurance - my ability to stay with and navigate the soulful expressions and fluctuations of my inner world as a woman.

Mentoring will call you into all areas of your life more deeply. Yes, you will celebrate AND you will also be called into the darker places in your psyche, the places you may want to avoid. It is good work, work worth doing, and a big, bold move toward your own self-sovereignty.”

Laura Burkett; Michigan, USA

“Last year, I found myself feeling very unhappy and unsettled in general, with work, health, relationship, and desperately trying to figure out my truth and my true calling.

On the surface everything was fine, but inside there was so much turbulence, and couldn’t for the life of me figure it all out, not with all the yoga and meditation in the world. That’s where Sara came in.

She held up a mirror to me and made me look at myself and see for real what I was doing and how I was perpetuating some toxic patterns and thoughts. Sara put me face to face with myself, so I found that I could no longer hide behind what was ‘easy’ or ‘convenient’.

She forced me to ‘get real’ and stop lying to myself. As a consequence, I have since resigned from a job that was draining my heart and soul on every level, and making the firm decision that whatever I do moving forward needs to be driven from a true and authentic place. In effect, I’ve not been this happy and relaxed and aligned in years.

This is not an immediate fix for anyone’s issues, but is instead a deep and profound journey, that she helps guide you on. Drawing on a lot of feminine wisdom, Sara’s mentoring sessions will shine a light on all that is a woman’s essence and really help you look inside to find your own answers. You cannot come out of this experience unchanged.”

Rana Khoury; Dubai, UAE

“My session with Sara was very effective and powerful. I was obviously ready for the mentoring and the main outcome has been that it is much easier for me to be in dialogue with my inner child since then. The practice hasn't always been easier, but I am so much more confident that what I am doing in the dialogue is both effective and worth persisting with. I rate my session a '5,' assuming this is the highest!”

Christine Meadows; United Kingdom


“Transformative, empowering, grounding…Thanks to mentoring with Sara, I am now able to tap into that quiet voice inside and let her guide and calm me. Today, I have a deep sense of peace and joy that I’ve never had before.

I trust that voice, instead of quickly dismissing it as I did before. My life now feels so much more expansive and exciting, and the possibilities feel endless…

I feel deeply OK with not knowing how things will work out and just know that so long as I’m making decisions that feel good inside of myself, then I’m exactly where I need to be and am doing what I need to do.

Consider this mentoring as the beginning of something big and beautiful that will become an established part of your life and who you are.”

Elizabeth Herendeen; Montana, USA

“Mentoring with Sara allowed me to step into some really difficult scenarios and it helped me find my voice, honesty, authenticity.
It’s great to know you have this dedicated time with a mentor on a monthly basis.

Also to know that Sara has lived through so much that she is really mentoring you for a body-centered place and not through a coaching strategy (quick fix). It was a really safe and held space to be heard and seen. I would definitely recommend mentoring with Sara if you are in a specific transition or perhaps stepping into a new project.“

Jenny Harries; United Kingdom

“Having Sara’s intuitive guidance, her heartfelt and artful approach to mentoring, on top of having her resourceful book, made for an incredible mentoring recipe that I feel blessed to have experienced.

Working with her provided me with a powerful new lens through which to view myself and my life by seeing how I was resisting and denying aspects of my femininity that were needing to come out and play.

Looking through the ‘big SHE’ lens, I was able to end some patterns that were holding me back with ease and understanding. I see that shift in all parts of my life – I look at challenges and opportunities through big SHE eyes and I feel that I come from a place of power, centering, honoring, and simply being my greatest self.”

Nancy


“Investing in this kind of support for this particular kind of work is the most valuable gift you could give to yourself and your loved ones.

Wow! Through my work with Sara, I created real and meaningful change in such a short time. I felt held and supported by Sara. I now feel like I have a role model for what strength in the divine feminine looks like.

Having such intimate support to do deep inner work allowed me to take my spiritual practices to the next level. I am more centered, more grounded, and I have much more faith and trust in my own inner wisdom.

At the end of our 6 months of mentoring, I feel so much more full, energetic, and connected to myself on a deep level. I ended a very serious relationship, one that I really never thought I would be able to end. I have much less noise and inner criticism taking up space in my mind. I’ve found new ways to do and to offer all that I want to, from a much more peaceful, soft, grounded, easy place. Getting this kind of support is the best thing you could do for yourself, your family, your students, and your business."

Francesca Cervero; Washington, D.C.

“If your instinct tells you to sign up, even if other, more superficial voices tell you not to, SIGN UP! It’s well worth the investment.

Empowering, supportive, profound, soulful, ‘tough love’…..

At the beginning of our sessions, I knew how to change my life in order to fulfill my deepest desires. However, the individual attention I got from Sara helped pushed me step-by-step to take concrete actions to change my life.

Through our sessions, I learned how to acknowledge my fear and use it as my medicine, to walk alongside it, while still taking action.

I found the courage to request a year’s special leave from my job, I went for IVF treatment and got pregnant (expecting a girl in a few weeks), I moved to Italy where I’ve also found a new love, and where I hope to build a more permanent community of like-minded women – all are visions coming true that were sparked or supported through my mentoring with Sara.“

Laura Fragiacomo; Uganda, Africa

“…I feel safe to feel into my connection to the Divine Feminine.
I realized that every woman needs a mentor. Sara is the woman you want to know. She has a lot to offer. Not only are her teachings extremely valuable but her presence is healing to the feminine.

During our time together, I learned to start valuing my needs and wants. I had a hard time connecting to the Divine Feminine inside or outside of me before and now I feel safe to feel into my connection to the Divine Feminine.”

Kristyn Longtine; Boulder, CO

Free Abortion Meditation

Interested in mentoring with Sara?

"THE BOOK OF SHE CLUB" WAITLIST

The Book of SHE Club

The Book of SHE Club: A 13-Week Community Initiation
February 3- May 5, 2021

Women face many challenging transitions on the pilgrimage from girlhood to womanhood: menses, love and heartbreak, motherhood, childlessness (by choice or not), menopause, illness, loss, and financial devastation (to name a few).

Devoid of a central narrative, these rites of passage too often happen in shame, isolation, and secrecy, leaving women doubting their personal power, self-worth, and, at times, sanity.

Yet these very thresholds– or initiations– are what’s required to expand our personalities and nervous systems to better hold the largeness of our souls.

Modern society, however, doesn’t recognize the necessity– and severity– of initiations as the means through which we shed false layers of ourselves, fulfill our destinies, and better contribute to society. As a result, we do not have the containers we need to hold us through these confusing cycles of being dismantled and reconfigured.

Our ancestors once knew how to honor initiations, providing safe holding environments, wise context, and helpful meaning-making for individuals to do the deep work of unbecoming that these opportunities (disguised as crises) demand.

Just as a caterpillar needs a cocoon in order to become a butterfly, you, too, need a container to become the next, more evolved, aligned version of yourself. Without such a cocoon in place, you risk an initiation going in the wrong direction, taking far longer than it needs to, or perhaps never coming to fruition at all.

Since we’re in a rare historical moment of a global initiation, within which we’re each undergoing our own, unique individual initiations, let’s gather together in a safe container to do this deep, important, inner work in community.

This is a different kind of book club.

In this 13-week group initiation experience, you’ll be held as you move through disorientation, exhilaration, exhaustion, rage, grief, self-loathing, loneliness, doubt, and everything else that arises. All of this is healthy and encouraged.

I’ll share crucial context and meaning-making for what you’re experiencing, helping you to orient yourself in the murky, yet still very real, trajectory of your process. You’ll be empowered to trust your experience and to try on new perspectives you haven’t seen before.

Using the archetypal map of the heroine’s journey laid out in my second book, The Book of SHE, I’ll guide you through each of the 13 phases of the Heroine’s Journey (the blueprint to every woman’s mythological initiation). I encourage you to read along as we go. We’ll traverse one chapter a week.

When we meet for our weekly, 75-minute call (via Zoom), I’ll share a dharma talk, or wisdom teachings, on that week’s/chapter’s theme, which includes fresh insights I’ve discovered about the initiation process in the five years since writing this book. I’ll also lead you through a practice to embody that week’s teaching and open up time for Q & A and group sharing.

If you can’t attend live, you’ll receive a recording after the class.

While an initiation is a very personalized experience, no one is meant to go through this process alone. As the Patriarchy crumbles, let’s come together to re-value the ancient means through which we’re rebirthed into our rightful, feminine glory.

I look forward to sharing sacred space with you during your initiation while traversing this next season of the pandemic and global-becoming together. Please invite your friends, daughters, mothers, and sisters to join us!

WHEN:
-Wednesdays 1-2:15 pm Mountain Time
-February 3- May 5, 2021 (with no class on March 31)

WHERE: Zoom (live video or via recording)

YOUR INVESTMENT:

As I know many are stretched financially, this offering is priced low, with a sliding scale.

Subsidized: $99
Standard: $149
Supporter: $199

-All payments are non-refundable.
-Please pay the highest amount you're able to at this time.
-If the prices listed here aren't sustainable for you, please reach out.

REGISTER:
1. Submit your payment here or send it via venmo to @SaraAvantStover (choosing from the sliding scale above).
2. We'll send you an email (to the email you submitted your payment through) with the Zoom link for our first session within 1-2 business days of receiving your payment.
3. If you have any questions about your order, please email hello@saraavantstover.com.

OUR SYLLABUS:

PART I: Preparing for the Journey
Week 1: Leaving Your “Normal” Life
Week 2: Entering Your Inner House
Week 3: Healing the Mother Wound
Week 4: Crafting a SHE-Centered Life

PART II: The Descent
Week 5: Dancing with the Dark Goddess
Week 6: Ending the War Within
Week 7: Unlocking the Magic of Your SHE Cycles
Week 8: Meditating on Your Mortality

PART III: The Initiation
Week 9: Unveiling the Sacred Heart of the Real Feminine Power

PART IV: The Ascent
Week 10: Turning on Your Brights
Week 11: Marrying the Divine Masculine
Week 12: Birthing Your Beautiful Life

PART V: The Homecoming

Week 13: Becoming a Whole and Holy Heroine

Questions? Email us here.

“Women’s bodies and minds are different from men’s, and the best way toward a healthy, satisfying life is to embrace that difference. Provocative and thorough, The Book of SHE explores the mystery and alchemy of what it means to be a woman. Sara Avant Stover will guide you toward reclaiming the power and beauty of your own amazing body in this groundbreaking book.” - Sara Gottfried, MD, author of The Hormone Cure

“Sara Avant Stover knows that to give form to your dreams, you must recover your feminine field. Instead of tracking linear pathways for success, The Book of SHE calls for embodying your sacredness. Stover has created a priceless map for how to live from the beauty you contain.” – Tami Lynn Kent, author of Wild Feminine

“Sara Avant Stover has created the ultimate emotional journey road map for a woman to reclaim what is sacred about her. This book weaves together stories from our feminine spiritual heritage with practical strategies to facilitate healing your feminine spirit. It’s an inner journey that ultimately allows you to live a soul-centered and passionate life!” – Alisa Vitti, author of WomanCode

YOUR INVESTMENT:
Subsidized: $99
Standard: $149
Supporter: $199

-All payments are non-refundable.
-Please pay the highest amount you're able to at this time.
-If the prices listed here aren't sustainable for you, please reach out.

REGISTER:
1. Submit your payment here or send it via venmo to @SaraAvantStover (choosing from the sliding scale above).
2. We'll send you an email (to the email you submitted your payment through) with the Zoom link for our first session within 1-2 business days of receiving your payment.
3. If you have any questions about your order, please email hello@saraavantstover.com.

Questions? Email us here.

Thailand retreat early notification:
feb. 5-11, 2022

Women's Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training:

early notification

Women's Wisdom Sangha

Women's wisdom sangha:
A Spiritual Community for Deepening into Feminine Meditation & Dharma

April - December, 2021

Do you long to create more space for your meditation practice…

And to more fully live your deep truth –or dharma –in your daily life…

...in a distinctly feminine way?

Women often ask how to create the lasting changes they desire in their lives, and the answer is always the same. Practice. Consistent practice. For the rest of your life.

Transformation isn’t possible without steady practice. There are no shortcuts.

When we come to the realization that we need to make our spiritual lives the foundation for our entire lives, the way we embody that (practically speaking) is by committing to a daily practice.

A daily practice is something you do come hell or high water. It’s a time to meditate, pray, and to reflect on what you’re facing in your life (inwardly and outwardly) and how your practice, along with ancient wisdom teachings, can best prepare you for that.

Different seasons of our lives will require our daily practice to look different ways. This is welcomed and to be expected on a woman’s spiritual journey. The point is that you show up every day for your two most important relationships (with yourself and the Divine), first and foremost. Everything else stems from this.

As we do this, we can at times feel stuck, isolated, uninspired, or like we’ve plateaued. This is why it’s helpful to do your practice, along with spiritual friends.

WHY A SANGHA?
For many years, I’ve longed to create a space for dedicated practitioners to support one another in doing just this. In Sanskrit, this type of spiritual community is known as a sangha.

With the shared intentions to deepen insight into one’s true being, and then to more fully live those insights in one’s day-to-day life, a sangha meets over an extended period of time.

Members support one another with both the practice, and the living of the practice.

WHAT IS THE WOMEN'S WISDOM SANGHA?
This is an ongoing, committed group (for women with at least two years of meditation experience) with Sara. It’s designed for those who are sincere in their spiritual and psychological growth, through the path of feminine spirituality, and Sara’s always-evolving teachings.

A much-needed alternative to more patriarchal spiritual paths, this is a yin approach to Awakening. Here, we weave together psychological work, inquiry, traditional meditation teachings (from the Buddhist tradition), and long-forgotten practices from the Sacred Feminine.

We'll flow according to seasonal rhythms while weaving together mind-training with listening to and living from your heart. You'll work with your life as your teacher (through interpreting both waking events and your dreams) and learn to use your contemplation practice to heal your wounded instincts. You'll cultivate greater and greater levels of spiritual authority to live a braver, kinder, and more truthful existence. You'll learn how your meditation practice can help keep you aligned on your path to fulfilling your soul's purpose in this lifetime.

Throughout, you’re encouraged to drop down and into your body, hold everything you’re experiencing within a container of unconditional love, and to continually open, soften, and allow what is (rather than trying to fix, force, or manipulate).

HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The Sangha meets with Sara twice a month, for two hours at a time. The format for each gathering is experiential, as this will be a space where Sara cultivates and brings forth new teachings.

The approximate structure includes:

-Guided meditation
-Wisdom teaching/dharma talk on a specific subject
-Inquiry practice in dyads
-Group mentoring & reflections
-Dedication of merit/closing

(Recordings are available after each session.)

WHAT ELSE IS INVOLVED?
-Since the purpose of this sangha is to support you in integrating your practice into the ups and downs of your life, there’s a private Facebook group to interact with other sangha members in-between sessions.

-You’ll also be assigned to a new “practice partner” every 3 months for support with accountability and to do dyad work in -between our bi-monthly group sessions.

-Last, you’ll receive “Wisdom Practices” to do in-between sessions. These may include things like inquiry/reflection questions or continuing with a certain meditation technique.

ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS?
-It’s suggested that you have at least two years of meditation experience to apply. (Some exceptions may be possible. If you’re not sure, go ahead and fill out an application below.)

-Attendance at the first session is mandatory, to set the container for the entire Sangha.

-While a missed session may be acceptable (or unavoidable in the case of timezone differences), we encourage you to participate in as many sessions as possible. When you need to miss a session, please let us know ahead of time, then listen to the recordings and do the inquiry exercise with your practice partner or another sangha member before the next session.

-Attendance in at least one retreat annually with Sara is encouraged. Her retreats can be found here.

WHAT ARE THE DATES/TIMES OF SESSIONS?
Session start-times vary between mornings and afternoons (Denver Mountain Time) to accommodate different time zones and schedules.

April 14: 3 - 5 pm

May 4: 3 - 5 pm

May 19: 11 am -1 pm

June 2: 3 -5 pm

June 16: 11 am - 1 pm

June 30: 3 -5 pm

July 21: 11 am - 1 pm

August 4: 3 - 5 pm

August 18: 11 am - 1 pm

September 8: 3 - 5 pm

September 22: 11 am - 1pm

October 6: 3 - 5 pm

October 20: 11 am - 1 pm

November 3: 3 - 5 pm

November 17: 11 am - 1 pm

December 1: 3 - 5 pm

December 15: 11 am - 1pm

WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?

To make this an accessible resource and honor different financial needs during the pandemic, this Sangha is offered on a sliding scale.

Please pay at the highest amount that you're capable of right now.

$950- $1950

-All payments are non-refundable.
-If you have a question about payments, please contact us here.
-If you're looking for a lower-cost, more flexible program, please explore Women's House of Wisdom.

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you’re ready to move forward, please follow this 4-step application process by April 5, 2021 (we encourage you to apply early):

1. Submit your application here.
2. Submit a $200 deposit here or via Venmo to @saraavantstover (be sure to include your email with your payment if you use Venmo).

3. If your application is accepted and your deposit has been received, we’ll send you a welcome email within 3 business days.

4. At that point, the remainder of your payment is due by April 12(or, if needed, you may pay the balance through a mutually agreed upon payment plan, plus a 5% administrative surcharge.)

(If your application has been declined, we’ll refund your $200 deposit within 3 business days.)

QUESTIONS? Email us here.

WHAT WOMEN ARE SAYING ABOUT SARA'S TEACHINGS:

“I just wanted to extend a quick thank you for creating this space for us women. It has been the medicine I need in my life right now. Your way of bringing us into meditation resonates with me in a way that I haven't experienced in the past decade of exploring and practicing meditation. Thank you.” - Heather Parsons

“I have been grateful for this platform to have as a monthly touchpoint to connect and return back home to myself amidst the chaos of these past several months. Sara intuitively taps into the collective energy and tailors each month's gathering to what is going on at a micro and macro level. These monthly retreats have felt like a balm to my soul. I am grateful for this community during these times of feeling isolation and challenge.” - Mallory Griffiths

"Sara’s teachings anchor me. They have me see and touch the world inside and outside in new ways. The meditation or yoga practice helps digest those teachings. The teachings bring me deeper into myself. Anchored. Grounded. Empowered. I feel more enlivened and nourished by being in this space. I’m thankful to be a part of this circle." – Anonymous

"I have been following Sara’s teaching in yoga, meditation, and self-reflection for many years. Her teachings and dharma talks resonate with me and are invaluable and current, even after years from their recording. That is why I was excited to sign up for a new, online offering in such a troubled and turbulent time (both personal and collective). What surprised me even more was the power of the community and my ability to share and be simply present for other women. I hope this is the beginning of some new form of women’s community: one that is present, listens, is non-judgmental, and prompts change from the inner to the outer world." – Aurora Zoff

“Being a part of this community provides a rare respite in today's often over-stimulated and anxious world, to come together in a community in an effort to reclaim our sovereignty in our own body, mind, and spirit. It is a gift to be with like-minded womxn globally, share space and time, create a pause to reflect and recenter, and then go back out into the world in contribution." – Zina Mercil

(Painting of White Tara by Leslie Nguyen Temple)