School of Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Mystic Woman
Does this ring a bell?
- You are super interested in chakras. You go to a workshop or read a book but don’t really know how to apply this knowledge to your everyday.
- You are intrigued by tarot or other forms of guidance. You get a deck and occasionally pull a card or two but sometimes aren’t sure what it “means”.
- You sit on your meditation cushion on the daily (or at least when you remember) but don’t know how to work with the thoughts, beliefs, emotions that pop into your head.
- You want your health to be based in Earth medicine.
- You go to yoga to connect with yourself but sometimes leave feeling further away from your Centre.
- You LOVE the idea of ritual but have no clue where to start.
- You feel an deep kindredship with the Moon or Nature, you’d like to go deeper but aren’t sure how.
You’re not really “into” the world of curios or covens but you still crave the deep knowing of the ancient mysteries. Why does it need to be a mystery? Why do only initiates and people with certain titles get to glimpse the “answers”?
There was a time when ALL women were the gatekeepers, medicine weavers, ritual makers, and householders.
There was an ancient wisdom that revered women, women’s bodies, the moon, and the Earth. Women gathered regularly in Moon Lodges, Temples, and Red Tents. We gathered in groves under Full or Dark Moons. We congregated in caves to do yoga together (for real, because for thousands of years yoga was reserved for men only and men only of a certain level of the caste system). The very act of gathering together to experience the sacred was an act of SACRED REBELLION.
Together, we were the heart of the village, of culture, of society.
For centuries this wisdom was intricately woven into the fabric of Life. We were not separate from Nature. Nor She from us.
In fact, we understood that by developing a trusting relationship with Nature outside of us, it helped guide us to better understand our own Nature within.
This led us to a wisdom down to the depth of our very bones.
This knowledge has been forgotten, but it is not lost.
There’s a stirring afoot, an awakening to the Call to integrate both a spiritual practice WITH a soulful path.
One that weaves together the Sacred and the Everyday. The world and the ethereal. The light AND dark.
Your deepest SHE (soulful.holistic.embodied) self.
To walk the path of the Mystic. A person who believes in a direct experience of the Sacred based on what is Sacred to them in their own unique way. To embody yourself. To reclaim reverence for yourself, your body, Nature.
Ready to Reclaim Your Sacred Self?
“Kate’s gift of holding space allowed me to feel safe enough to be vulnerable and truly participate. She brought me to where I needed to go, to discover the inherent wisdom of my soul.” ~ Lindsay S.
☽ Cauldron is a sacred container within which to be held while we explore demystifying the mysteries.
☽ Cauldron is the cosmic womb from where all things are born and where all things return.
☽ Cauldron is the place where ancient origins and old-world mysticism mix with modern everyday practicality and feminine embodiment practices.
☽ Cauldron is a living breathing community of like-minded and hearted women. Who get it. And who get you. Because comm(union)ity isn’t about isolation.
This year and a day immersive training is a result of years of research, practice, and respect for soulcrafting immersed in Nature.
It is steeped in lifelong experience as a seeker of Truth, a pessimistic believer in More. As a mystic who believes in a direct experience of the Sacred. As a priestess who trusts in her own wisdom to create ritual with Nature medicine in a way that is authentic to who She is in any given moment.
Cauldron weaves together ancient and modern wisdom pulled from Yoga philosophy, Tantrism, Buddhism, Taoism, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, energy systems, psycho-spirituality, Archetypal symbolism, and Celtic, Druidic, Wiccan, and Earth-Based traditions, Female Embodiment Practices, Women’s Spirituality, and more.
That said, this isn’t about buying into a certain ideal or dogma. In fact, believe nothing. Challenge everything. Question me, question yourself.
Discover your own wisdom and allow this rich blend of traditions to connect you more deeply to your Source, your modern SHE self.
::::: This is not another online program that will gather cobwebs :::::
Because while presented in a linear fashion, the ancient wisdom teachings themselves are cyclical, rhythmic; they interweave, pull apart, seemingly contradict, then meld back together and are ultimately meant to be experienced.
Build your own personal apothecary through self-study (what we call svadhyaya in yoga) AND practice in community. This is how to embody learning. We read or hear it and do our own work, then we discuss it, then we live it, and, possibly, teach it.
Consider each module as another ingredient to place in your Cauldron of understanding and experience. Knowing there is NO herb, NO crystal, NO wand that holds the key. While our plant and earth allies do indeed hold medicine, they are not the magic, YOU are.
Fill your Cauldron with what is most important to you.
“Kate has taught and helped me to discover skills that make me feel at home with myself and to speak with my truest voice.” ~ Margarete Therese
- Yoga teacher who wants to weave more Nature-based practices into her classes.
- Meditation instructor who wants to blend archetypal stories into her meditations.
- Healer wanting to weave psycho-spirituality into her client sessions.
- Counselor, Educator, Coach, Intuitive, Householder, Ritual Maker, Medicine Keeper who wants an integrative approach that blends all of their interests into a cohesive Whole.
- Moon Lover, Earth Daughter, Wisdom Seeking Modern Mystic Woman who wants to demystify the mystery and to bring the sacred alive in her everyday.
- AND…for those Sacred Rebelle and Women’s Circle loving women who want to hold circle space for themselves, their friends, and/or their communities in a truly unique way.
This interactive and immersive year and a day long online program is designed to help you…
☽ DISCOVER the wisdom of each season and create a CAULDRON (sacred container) for your growth
☽ BRIDGE the gap between the ethereal and physical, the sacred and the everyday by learning how to traverse them with trust and confidence
☽ EXPLORE an integrative approach that blends all of your interests into a cohesive Whole
☽ TRUST your Intuition
☽ CONNECT to your Soul
☽ TUNE into Cycles and Rhythms
☽ EMBODY the Wisdom and Well-being of your Feminine Body
☽ OPEN to Deep Clarity
THIS is a sacred rebellion. One in which you know – in a very visceral way – the inextricable interconnection of all things, the knowing that sacredness and humanness are instinctively fused.
Ready to Join the Sacred Rebellion?
You are a…
☽ SOULFUL SISTAH: You believe that to fully experience life your sacred self and real life are not separate. You might journal one day, do yoga, meditate or sit on a patio having drinks with friends, take in the latest flick, listen to loud music. All of it is sacred. Both the mundane and the “extra”ordinary.
☽ SENSITIVE SISTAH: You are very attuned to other people and your surroundings. You need pockets of breaks throughout the day to be by yourself and recharge.
☽ NATURE SISTAH: You strive to use natural products in your home and on your body. You love hugging trees and being in nature.
☽ SPIRITUAL SISTAH: You find that your meditation practice has helped you elevate your consciousness, and you often attend workshops, classes, or events involving spiritual practices.
☽ MYSTIC SISTAH: You always have a crystal in your pocket or a sacred object around your neck or on your finger. You pull guidance cards often and are most in tune with your intuitive side.
Ready to Get Started? This is the integrative approach that blends all of your interests into a cohesive Whole.
“Sharing space with Kate feels like coming home.” ~ Susan Jones
Meet Your Kate, your guide
I’m Kate…Where whiskey meets tea. Where punk meets priestess. Where Eastern wisdom meets Western science. Where anatomy geek meets earth goddess. Where loner meets extrovert. Where F-bomb meets Om.
I believe fully embodying our soulful selves requires us to welcome the dark while devoting ourselves to the light.
I know from my own experiences that I spent a lot of time turning away from my shadow and chasing the light (believing in the “high vibe only” refrain) only to find more darkness.
I didn’t know that soul work is proportional.
Yoga teaches that we are not light OR dark; yin OR yang. This is maya – an illusion. We are both. Through witnessing both our light AND our dark we will become the force of nature we sense ourselves to be.
Scared and sacred are one letter placement shy of the other.
I believe that recognizing the scared parts of us are what draw us into our sacred. I’ve learned to respect and appreciate my shadow for She mirrors the messages I often forget to hear. Time and again I learn how much healing occurs when we attune to the lessons of nature and we embrace the natural ebb and flow of Life.
This is why attuning to natural rhythms like the changing seasons and the phases of the moon transformed everything for me. Knowing that my body doesn’t just house my Spirit but SHE is what opens me to the direct experience with (not just to) my Soul. It is this blessed body through which I embody my essential Nature.
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How it Works
This training is offered as two paths. One is a self-interest path, the other is a certification path.
While the bulk of the program material is the same for either path, those on the certification path will receive extra material, assignments, assessments, support, an extra module called Circle, a 5-day immersive retreat, and Certification as a SHE Collective Moon Lodge Certified Circle Facilitator with additional support after program completion.
CAULDRON is a program that draws upon decades of experience and dedication to weave together various wisdom traditions in a down-to-earth, “how can I use this in my everyday life?” kind of way. Delivered in trailblazing signature style it has been designed to be both comprehensive and approachable.
Utilizing modern technology this program steeped in ancient wisdom comes to life in online community connection and deepens through a 2-day retreat for those on the self-interest path and a 5-day immersive retreat for those wanting certification.
Knowing that all of us have full lives and sometimes timing for training doesn’t work, this program is offered in a way to make it work for you. Over the decades feedback in my client sessions, classes, workshops, Moon Lodges and Circles has been: WOW! This is an enormous amount of knowledge and information.
However, I’ve highly curated the material in the training to be streamlined, focusing on creating a strong foundation and building upon that foundation layer by layer (scroll down to the Module Section for a full description plus a bite-sized video teaching on that topic).
The majority of the training is online, so no matter where you are in the world, you will have access to it. It focuses on bringing theory to practice. After all, it doesn’t help if you can name the chakras or the phases of the moon without actually experiencing them.
☽ One year of guided training separated into “seasons” which blends self-paced and community learning.
☽ One year of support through interaction via our private Facebook group, regularly scheduled webinars, and email.
☽ Weekly soul guidance emails to keep you on track.
☽ Learn in diverse ways: video workshops, interviews, and lectures; audio lessons, meditations, journaling, webinar tutorials, and podcasts.
☽ Supplementary material: PDF downloads, assigned reading, homework, assignments, workbooks, and more.
☽ Progress, accountability, and assessments for those on the certification path. This includes writing reports and journal entries (written or video), plus accountability circles and more.
☽ At least one year of course material access pending your chosen path.
☽ Certificate of completion for those on the self-study path. Certification as a SHE Collective Moon Lodge Certified Circle Facilitator for those on the certification path.
☽ 2-day retreat registration for those on the self-interest path. 5-day retreat registration for those on the certification path (attending the retreat is required for certification and includes a special closing ceremony).
The place where ancient origins and old-world mysticism mix with modern everyday practicality and feminine embodiment practices.
Ready to Get Started?
“Kate’s amazing ability to synthesize information (physical, emotional, and spiritual) into meaningful chunks gives me the help I need to integrate her wise words into my daily life. Kate creates a space that is safe for sharing, open for exploration, and sacred for sisterhood.” ~ Mandy Rempfer-Kunico
School of Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Mystic Woman
The program runs over a year-and-a-day starting October 31, 2018. The year-and-a-day time frame is customary for someone to study within a mystery school before being formally initiated. The year-and-a-day study period gives you time to familiarize yourself with the concepts and principles and to practice embodying them. It also allows time for you to immerse yourself in this living breathing community of like-minded and hearted women.
A year-and-a-day was also one of the commitment lengths that could be chosen during a handfasting (typically around Beltane – the beginning of May). This also means there is a lot of time for you to balance both life and continuing education.
Starting on October 31st (aka. Samhain) coincides with the Celtic New Year.
Each semester runs as a Season with curated material specifically chosen because the concepts weave together. Some Seasons will include new material in previous modules.
Group calls (via Zoom) will start in November 2018. All calls will be recorded and available if you can’t make them live.
I suggest spending roughly 2 hours per week on the coursework, either the video lessons, homework, or further readings.
The live training will be held on Vancouver Island, Canada in October 2019. After completion of the online training, and in order to receive certification, those on the certification path will be required to attend the five day retreat immersion. This is where we will dive into the heart of the concepts and theories through experimental practice. Those on the self-study path are invited to join for the first 2 days with the remaining 3 days reserved for those becoming certified. Your investment includes registration to the retreat with travel, meals, and accommodations handled separately.
This training has been created with love and enthusiasm to share what I know to be true – when we build a rapport with Nature outside of us, it helps us better understand our own Nature within. The sacred is not separate from the everyday.
Ready to Join the School of Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Mystic Woman?
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“Kate is my wise owl who is so full of knowledge about life and the seasons of life we pass through. She seems to just know what I need and when I need it.” ~ Diane Ludlow
Take Root in the Beginning
The Most Important Resource you have to Manifest are your Thoughts, Beliefs, Emotions, and Awareness
Daily Practices to Support Yourself Along Your Path
The Building Blocks of Existence and the Foundation of Western Science and Eastern Medicine
The Language of the Soul
The Power of the Sun and the Wisdom of the Moon
Tap into your Intuition Knowing you are a Powerful Creator
Everything is Energy
Experience the Sacred in Your Body, as Your Body
Demystify Ritual and Create Your own Based on What is Important to you
Harness the Magic in your Life
Develop and Expand Your Ability to Hold Space and Host Women’s Circles
“Searching…disconnected…looking for a foothold in a slippery slope of life, and for a return to Spirit…finding my tribe…finding my way back home. This pretty much sums up my experience with Kate. She has passionately created a community of women all finding their way back home, to their centres – to themselves. Joy and celebration, ritual and reflection all of these can be found when you work with Kate. I’m grateful for her work and appreciate her authentic soulfulness.” ~ Eldyka Simpson
Registration in this program means you are making a commitment to your learning and practice.
Because this program is designed as a journey, there will be no refunds.If unexpected extraordinary circumstances arise, we will figure out a plan, which can include temporarily stopping the program and resuming at a future date.
Participation in the 5 day immersive retreat is required to receive your certification. If you are unable to make it to the 5 day portion, there will be no refunds. You will have the option to attend the following year, if the training runs again.