Sara Avant Stover

Author, Certified IFS Practitioner
& Teacher of Feminine Spirituality

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About

"Sara has managed to strike the perfect balance between hip, modern practicality and ancient, wise woman wisdom." – Kate Northrup, author of Do LessSara 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 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, from where she traveled and taught around the world. Starting at that time, Sara began studying with some of our time's luminaries in yoga, Buddhism (Theravada, Vajrayana, and Zen), and non-duality.A Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner (and assistant for IFS Level 1 and 2 trainings), 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, non-dualism, sacred femininity, 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.Download the free guide: 7 Obstacles Women Face on Their Healing Journeys (& How to Overcome Them)"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 PfnisterDownload the free guide: 7 Obstacles Women Face on Their Healing Journeys (& How to Overcome Them)1-1 IFS MENTORING & BUSINESS COACHING
-Internal Family Systems (IFS) Mentoring & Business Coaching
ONLINE PROGRAMS-Free IFS & Feminine Spirituality Masterclass: A Woman's Path to Peace-Becoming Whole: A 5-Week IFS & Feminine Spirituality Course (Starts February 2023)-Women's House of Wisdom: An Internal Family Systems (IFS) Women's Sangha (Get on the waitlist)-Guided Meditations on Insight Timer (free)IN-PERSON EVENTS:-Replenishing & Revisioning for 2023: A Women's Yoga, Meditation & Nature Retreat (Drala Mountain Center, Colorado; January 5-8, 2023)-Coming Home to Yourself: A Woman's Yoga, Meditation & Nature Retreat (Drala Mountain Center, Colorado; May 25-28, 2023)-Filling Your Well: A Woman's Yoga, Meditation & Nature Retreat (Drala Mountain Center, Colorado; October 19-22, 2023)BOOKS
-The Way of the Happy Woman
-The Book of SHE
PODCAST
-Apple Podcasts
-Spotify
ABORTION SUPPORT
-Abortion Healing Kit
"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 SpeakingSAMPLE 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 BachTV
-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-Honoring Limits & Capacities through Life Cycles, Business and Yoga Practice with Kimberly Ann Johnson
-Grief as a Catalyst for Change with Rev. Jenn Cormier
-Satiate with Sue Van Raes
-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
Shoutout Colorado
Yoga Journal
The Huffington Post
"This is THE place for kick-ass feminine spirituality!" – Trine Hedegaard

Contact

PO Box 4351
Boulder, CO
80306

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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

IFS Mentoring & Business Coaching

IFS MENTORING & BUSINESS COACHING WITH SARA

Life can be challenging, and we could all use some extra support along the way.As a Certified IFS Practitioner, I'm here to support you in trusting your experience, your path, and your Self.I have limited availability and only work with women who are deeply committed to their healing (and professional) journeys.You can apply for IFS mentorship or business coaching with me here.WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:"The work I have done with Sara in IFS Therapy is the most transformational healing I’ve experienced thus far. I tried many forms of therapies before this and had minimal or no results. If you are ready to rip the band-aid off and reconnect with your true self, book a series of IFS sessions with Sara. She leads sessions in such a way that allows me to feel safe and supported to ease into exploring the deepest depths of each of my parts. Each of my sessions with Sara has allowed my parts to feel unburdened and as I continue to work with her, I feel that my inner system is becoming more healthy and harmonious. Truly Life changing!" – Sara Heisler"Sara is a true gift. The work with IFS has been a deep, releasing and transformative experience. I feel a great spaciousness and self compassion after each session. The work makes room for my best self to step forward into the light of day and breathe. All the pain and fear has a name and is treated with great understanding and care. I feel deeply fortunate to have worked with Sara in this modality. It is an invitation to come forth in greater light, clarity and power." -Heidi Rose Robbins, astrologer and poet; Los Angeles, CA"IFS with Sara was truly a life-changing experience. She helped me recognize the parts of myself that were hurting, and she guided me through the process of healing my relationship with these parts. I finally feel like I got to the root cause of my anxiety and people-pleasing habits. Thanks to Sara, I feel so much lighter, more confident, and more self-compassionate. Because I have done this deep work, my relationships with my spouse and family members have also improved. IFS has also helped me become a better coach and facilitate a more powerful transformation for my clients. If you are considering working with Sara, DO IT! You will be giving yourself the gift of deep healing and personal growth. Thank you, Sara!" – Bethany O'Connor, Executive Burnout & Resilience Coach; Colorado"Working with Sara has been a true delight. I signed up to do this work with her on a whim. I had no idea what to expect and I didn’t even really investigate what IFS was all about. Having read her books and having been in her community for a while, I just knew that if it was something that helped her on her healing path and that she is now committed to sharing with others, this would be a blessing in my life.And it has been. The way Sara reflected to me what I was describing and how I was feeling was always accurate and clarifying. She also emanates a beautiful calm, grounded energy that helped me feel safe to share. She also has the adept ability to hold space for when I was approaching feelings that i wasn't as comfortable exploring—always making sure that I wasn't pushing myself but also making the path to feeling them more accessible.There is one session in particular that I felt was the most powerful. She helped me find peace with something that I found so deeply conflicting within myself… and she helped guide me into a visualization that I know without a shadow of a doubt, helped me to manifest a true heart’s desire. My dog, Hope.Thank you Sara for this precious work that you do and for being a beacon of light in this world." – Kate Ballo, New York"Working with Sara in the realm of IFS has been like being held in a sanctuary of safety and respect while exploring my innermost emotional and somatic selves. We looked at some long-held ways I’ve experienced life with such loving tenderness, and effortless deep healing occurred. Starting out I didn’t have a set goal other than to smooth out some rough areas and recurrent patterns that I couldn’t heal with coaching or other approaches. Through our work together I learned to embrace ways of responding/reacting to life that I thought were ‘just the way I am’ with my loving inner self and I feel more integrated as I go through my day. If you are considering working with Sara – consider no longer and do it!" – Cynthia, Illinois"My IFS sessions with Sara left a profound impact on my emotional, mental & spiritual health. Her guidance is skillfully crafted & intuitively led. As a therapist myself, I was impressed with her consistent ability to create a safe space of exploration, while guiding me directly to the places I needed to go. I highly recommend working in any capacity with Sara!" – Brittany Bares"Working with Sara using IFS has been healing and enlightening. Sara holds a safe space to work with the past and address underlying issues. She is compassionate, intelligent, and mindful. I have been able to untangle a lot of my early childhood trauma and have found more peace and resolve. I have gone farther with my healing using IFS with Sara, than a decade with talking therapy. I highly recommend working with Sara and am so grateful she has chosen to IFS to help others!" - Heather Parsons"My experience with IFS was truly illuminating. Over time, I was able to learn about how my 'system' operates from a new lens that helped me to find new breakthroughs to leave from an even more open, compassionate, and authentic place. Most notably, I found it fascinating to understand my 'protectors' at work who were there to sweep in when an 'exiled' part was revealed. In the past, I had done work to help uncover the 'exiles' and these difficult parts of the past, but this resulted in my "protectors" getting even more activated. I came to this work to understand more about these responses because I knew I wanted to heal the deeper 'exiled' parts and was open to it, but was finding my "protectors" were preventing me from integrating that work.IFS gave me a lens to not only go deep within to help heal these places, but also to give me a framework to help understand the parts of me that get scared or nervous when I go to deeper places, and how to help calm and soothe them too to actually integrate the breakthroughs and healing that come from traversing these parts.What is different now for me is that I feel a lot safer to explore deeper realms of myself because I now know how to integrate those experiences and which 'protectors' might be active. I also feel more empowered to live life from an embodied place. I also loved watching some 'protectors' shift into their 'unburdened' roles to actually do things that really help support me! As a result of the work, I have more compassion for myself and my parts, which has allowed me to have more compassion for others too.Sara created a safe, grounded place to gently help me explore these parts of myself. I would highly recommend Sara as an IFS guide!" – Catie Fenn, NYC; Women's Coach & Online Educator"When I signed up for IFS sessions with Sara, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect and what I wanted to explore, but I felt a YES. I have followed Sara and her work for years, have gone on retreat with her in the past, and trust her as a teacher and guide - so I knew that whatever unfolded in the sessions would be what it needed to be. I'm so glad I followed my gut! I've done a lot of personal growth work and self-reflection in the past, but always had a sense that there was an inner plateau that I struggled to move past. There are patterns that repeatedly show up that I am aware of but really struggle to work through on my own - particularly around security/stability and the things my inner critical voice speaks to me about. IFS has helped me connect with parts of myself that I recognize as the origin points of some of these patterns. In my sessions with Sara, memories and feelings started to come up from earlier times in my life, and I have been able to connect with the parts of myself who worked hard to manage my experience and reality at the time, parts who have never really had the space and support to process those experiences. I'm grateful for this experience and the opportunities it's given me to provide this space and support to myself. I know this processing work will be ongoing for me, and that it will help me shift some of the patterns that I've struggled to shift in the past. I can't recommend Sara and her work enough." – Courtney L., Michigan“I was suffering from PTSD from an emotionally abusive relationship I left after 19 years with a narcissist. Old patterns surfaced as a result of childhood trauma that were causing me great pain and confusion. I was feeling helpless and was desperate for change. I am most grateful for discovering Sara and her IFS therapy. The intense collaboration with Sara, through her wisdom, gentle guidance and skill at holding space, are qualities I value and appreciate so much. Through digging deep, reflecting, discovering truths, and the hardest work I’ve ever done, I was inspired and found the light again. Through all the tears, I found joy and hope in every single session. Reuniting me with my intuition is the greatest gift that came out of my sessions along with gaining a sense of wholeness and self- compassion. In returning to myself, I became stronger and now know how to set and hold boundaries. Practice is key. Throughout my life, I have experienced different healing modalities to heal trauma. IFS has been most profound for me.” – Anonymous"I always knew I wanted to explore my inner workings, but didn’t feel that traditional talk therapy could do the trick. My Internal Family Systems (IFS) sessions with Sara turned out to be exactly what I needed. I’ve noticed a decrease in anxiety, depression, and even physical pain. Sara is skilled, attentive, and grounded in her practice which makes the process feel easy. I have a deeper understanding of myself because of IFS, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with Sara. She cultivates a safe healing environment where I feel seen and supported." – Emily O'Neal"I reached out to Sara for mentoring and have really benefited from my work with her. In my sessions, she is able to clearly see when I am in a "part" and to engage with that part compassionately. Often, I will show up with what I think might be a logistical question and she has skillfully supported me in noticing the deeper process at play. With her guidance, I can connect with the vulnerable parts of me and offer healing, which then opens up more access to my true nature and innate wisdom. Doing this work has helped me to feel more centered, clear, and connected to myself. As a result, I have been moving forward with increased confidence and ease. Sara is a skillful, compassionate, and gentle guide. If you want to get out of your own way-work with Sara! The combination of IFS therapy and Sara's presence is powerful medicine." –Carrie Haynes, LPC, EMDR Trained"I didn't fully know what to expect when I signed up to work w/ Sara using IFS. This experience has felt like being exposed to this inner world/family who all want what is best for me and sometimes these parts contradict one another. Sara holds a safe and nonjudgmental container to allow these repressed and/or underrepresented parts of myself to reveal themselves and allow these parts to share their brave voices and deepest thoughts. I feel as though I'm stepping away from this experience with more compassion for myself. I would recommend this modality to anyone who is curious about their inner parts and wants to understand themselves more deeply." - MG"Amazing, sensitive, and astute guidance by Sara. Safe and open container for doing deep work. Effective and in-the-moment facilitation of deep issues. Dramatic insights without drama! Thank you, Sara. You are gifted and guided by the highest energy." – Elena; Acupuncturist, Colorado"I found Sara through my professional mentor and devoured her two books right away. In fact, I found both books so valuable that I go back and refer to them on a regular basis as I cycle through the seasons of life. When I learned that Sara was offering one-to-one mentoring, I jumped at the chance! Sara's wisdom, compassion, and genuine desire to serve were such a blessing to me, especially since I was going through a particularly painful situation. I cannot recommend Sara enough, whether you're in the midst of tragedy, looking to connect to your feminine spirit or anything in between. Working with her was the balm my soul needed."
– Kim R., Atlanta
"I just wanted to send you a giant hug and a THANK YOU! Four years ago, you catalyzed a journey that has changed my life. The work you helped me create with Neuroscience Yoga has morphed into an online course that helps people with migraines using the tools of holistic neurology, which includes nutrition, supplements, yoga, and meditation, among other things. I have helped dozens of people all across the country, and I love my work. " – A. B., MD“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,

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women's house of wisdomWait List

"THE BOOK OF SHE CLUB" WAITLIST

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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 HomecomingWeek 13: Becoming a Whole and Holy HeroineQuestions? 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 WomanCodeYOUR 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 2023

France retreat notification:
Aug. 29-Sep. 3, 2022

Women's Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training:early notification

Women's Wisdom Sangha

Women's wisdom sangha:
A 6-Month Community for Deepening into Feminine Meditation & Dharma
May - November 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 once or twice a month, for two hours at a time. The format for each gathering is experiential and 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?
Sessions times will be determined once the group forms and we can see what everyone's needs are. We will meet during the following weeks, on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, between late morning and late afternoon (Denver Mountain Time)
May 19
June 2
June 16
June 30
July 14
July 28
August 11
September 8
September 22
October 6
October 20
November 3
November 17
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. (Women who pay more help make it possible for women who pay less to participate.)$650- $1250-All payments are non-refundable.
-A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available. Email us here to apply.
-If you have a question about payments, please contact us here.
HOW DO I APPLY?If you’re ready to move forward, please follow this 4-step application process by May 12, 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 a few business days.4. At that point, the remainder of your payment is due at least one week before the start of the program (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 a few 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)

CHANGING WITH GRACE

Changing with grace:
A WOMEN'S PATH THROUGH LIFE'S TRANSITIONS
6-Week Online SUMMER SeriesJUNE 23- AUGUST 4, 2021

We've all heard it: Change is the only constant in life. And, while change is inevitable, growth is a choice.Globally, we're in a period of great change. What was no longer exists, and what's to be is not yet here.Given this level of uncertainty, which will likely be present for the rest of our lives, how do we navigate the unknown while anchoring into our centers? How do we still feel pleasure, vitality, celebration, and joy in the face of so much change?Plus, as women, we're intimately linked with change– from our fluxing hormones and everchanging bodies to aging, relationships, our work, family, and identities.All of this change can bring up fear, doubt, nostalgia, anger, anxiety, confusion, disorientation, frustration, as well as excitement. Yes, even positive change can be challenging to integrate.Since change isn't going anywhere, how can we learn to be with it in a more graceful way? How can we accept it, move with it (rather than against it), and partner with it (even when it's unwelcome) to still create a life that feels real, true, and fulfilling?Over these six weeks, we'll come together as a community to support, challenge, and witness one another in the exploration of all of these questions and more. Doing this within a conscious community is far easier than doing it on our own.By applying ancient wisdom teachings and practical, embodied psychological tools to our modern-day changing inner and outer landscape, we'll fill ourselves with more reserves and strength to weather life's changes with grace.We'll honor how uncomfortable our human selves feel with change, as well as how our divine selves are always deeply rooted in that which never changes. Together, we'll learn how to better dance with this sweet paradox of being alive.The more that we're able to face uncertainty in a rooted, fluid, and graceful way, the more we'll be available to support others to do the same.Each weekly session will include a dharma/wisdom talk, guided meditation, optional dyad practices and homework, as well as time for community sharing and Q & A.(If you can't attend sessions live, recordings will be available within 24 hours.)I look forward to sharing sacred space with you.WHEN:
-Wednesdays 1 - 2:30 pm Mountain Time
-June 23- August 4, 2021 (No class on July 7)
WHERE:
Zoom (live video or via recording)
SYLLABUS:
I teach in an organic, intuitive way– rather than mapping out the content of each week in advance.
YOUR INVESTMENT:
As I know many are stretched financially, this offering is priced low, with a sliding scale.
Scholarship: $99
Subsidized: $149
Standard: $199
Supporter: $249
-All payments are non-refundable.
-Please pay the highest amount you're able to at this time. Those who pay more make it possible for those who pay less to participate.
-If the prices listed here aren't sustainable for you, or if you need a payment plan, please reach out to share a bit about your situation and what you're needing.
REGISTER:
1. Submit your payment via Paypal here or send it via Venmo to @SaraAvantStover, choosing from the sliding scale above. (If you send your payment through Venmo, please include your email address in a note along with your payment.)
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.WHAT WOMEN ARE SAYING ABOUT SARA'S TEACHINGS:"I think there is something in your course for every woman and those identifying as female. I was impressed by the variety of topics within topics that were mentioned. I learned new words and ideas every session that I have continued to pursue. It is a course of hope, a journey to remember, to relive and live, to relook at ourselves to see who is really hiding inside our personal armor. This course is emotionally difficult but in the end, I felt lighter, brighter, more confident with who I am at this stage in my life. I finally accepted that I am not my college-self anymore and I feel my self-esteem climbing daily due to our course discussions and continuing practice." – H.W."I can not possibly fully express my overwhelming gratitude for your book, your class, your teaching style, and you. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your worldview from personal experience. I am not sure where I would be now had I not signed up for the 13-week Heroine's Journey with this group of women. I am so appreciative to everyone in the group and the wise, wise words spoken from deep in our hearts. Some weeks I was so choked up I simply could not speak. One week I just wanted to scream "I am here" and then cry, but I couldn't move--the topic resonated so profoundly. So much has happened and continues to happen in my life. This course of study helped ground and free me, helped me work through several past sad and traumatic experiences, and has offered me a plan to approach tribulations ahead." – Heather"I can’t thank you enough for not only writing The Book of SHE, but also for providing The Book of SHE Club: A 13-Week Community Initiation.I have been deeply touched by ALL that you’ve shared with us. I’ve noticed that each week you do a brief overview of the chapter, but mostly you offer us new related material. You’ve been exceptionally generous in this regard.I’m at a time in my life where I’ve lived through much of the Heroine’s Journey. Being in The Book of She Club has given me the opportunity to reflect back over my 75 years of life & living with yet more appreciation for ALL that’s transpired. " – D.S."It’s been such a transformative experience! I want to extend so much gratitude to you for this container of deep healing you’ve created through your calm, wise, and compassionate teaching. I feel like I’m on a raft navigating the current rough waters in life rather than flailing around trying to keep my head above the water! It’s true that sometimes the pain and the storm can be beautiful and staying with it rather than running from it can be cathartic (although, this usually comes with hindsight!). Each day I’m working to be with what is, and your work has helped immensely with this process. Thank you again for the work you do in the world, it’s inspiring and always deeply healing." -Shannon Moodie“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(Photo by Stephen Leonardi on Unsplash)

Community Retreats

Mid-Summer Celebration:
A Women's yoga, meditation & nature Retreat
10 am - 5 pm Mountain Time
Saturday, July 17; 2021
(in Boulder, CO & via Livestream)

Summer is the season of celebration and fullness. And, given all the upset in the world over this past year, it's important that we also allow ourselves the time and space to expand into more pleasure and goodness.Please join me for an in-person retreat in Boulder, CO (with an option to attend via Zoom). Let's celebrate the opportunity to practice together as a community again.Plus, this spring marked the 10-year anniversary of the publication of my first book, The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life.In celebration of this anniversary, and the opportunity to be together in person again, let's gather as a community to draw strength, sweetness, and sustenance both from one another and from the height of this summer season.We'll do this together through dharma/wisdom talks, journaling, women's circle sharing, silence, time in nature, meditation, as well as yin and slow yoga– tailored for a woman's body, heart, mind, and life.This is an opportunity to step away from the stressors and distractions of your life and to drop into your heartful, deep center. There, you'll receive the wisdom and nourishment you need to truly flourish.All who identify as women are warmly welcome– either in person or via Zoom.(If you attend virtually, a recording will be available for 7 days.)I look forward to filling our inner wells by sharing sacred space together again!WHEN:
Saturday, July 17, 2021
10 am - 5 pm Mountain
WHERE:
-In-person: We'll meet at a private residence in Sunshine Canyon, about 30 minutes outside of Boulder (address provided upon registration). We'll do some practice indoors, with the windows open, as well as have time out in nature.
In-person attendance is limited, so please secure your space early.-Virtual: You can also attend via Zoom (live video or via recording). When we do walking meditations outdoors, you can do those in your yard, around your neighborhood, or inside your home.YOUR SUPPLIES:
-If attending in person, please bring layers of clothing for varying temperatures, a sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a journal and something to write with, a yoga mat, and any other yoga props you need (meditation cushions and blankets are available on-site). Please also bring enough drinking water for the day, snacks, and a bagged lunch.
YOUR INVESTMENT:$99-All payments are non-refundable.REGISTER:
1. Submit your payment here or send it via Venmo to @SaraAvantStover, choosing from the sliding scale above. (If you send your payment through Venmo, please include your email address in a note along with your payment.)
2. Please also indicate whether you are attending in-person or via Zoom in a note with your payment.
2. You'll receive an email (sent to the email address you submitted your payment through) with all the information you need for the retreat 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 Sara 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