DATE : April 15, 2022 - June 3rd, 2022

Fridays 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
Eight Consecutive Weeks
Online over Zoom

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Through guided meditation, experiential inquiry, and facilitated discussion, we will explore skillful means for navigating the inevitable suffering that is a part of being human.  Periodically, we may become challenged by difficult emotions and/or limiting thoughts.  These may emanate from or land in the Emotional Body.  Much of the time, when these disquieting feelings and thoughts are minor, they are likely to resolve on their own.  But when they are more intense and come from long held emotional patterns and tendencies that were the result of challenging conditions, they may get fixated or stuck.  They can skew our perceptions of ourselves, others, and the world around us.  They may limit our experience of some of the other Bodies and our availability to them.

Our exploration will be pragmatic and tool based.  Students will gain direct experience in how to utilize each of the Manifest and Subtle Bodies to support emotional healing and balance.  We will give special attention to developing a felt sense of the distinction between the phenomenon of specific emotions and the more expansive field of the emotional body.

Developing our capacity to work with our emotions has the potential to temper attachment, aversion, and the delusion of the ego’s limiting story.  We have greater access to authenticity and well-being.

Minimum of one Nine Bodies retreat OR one Nine Body class series.

  • Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.
  • Class length 2 hours, online, over Zoom, 8 classes.
  • Suggested Dana from $200 to $550. Your registration is not officially complete until your intake form and donation have been received.
  • No-one is turned away for lack of funds; please contact me if finances are an issue.
  • The deposit and tuition may be paid via PayPal or Venmo.
  • Participants are asked to attend at least six of the eight sessions in order to maintain continuity of learning.

If you have any questions about this class or how it might fit for you, please get in touch with me.


Class One: Introduction and Orientation to Emotions
The nature of emotional suffering. Skillful and unskillful means.

Class Two: Working With Emotions Through The Physical Body
Mindfulness of the physical body including the elements.  The role of the
the physical body in supporting navigation of emotions and tempering
story making and reactivity.

Class Three: Working With Emotions Through The Vital Body
Cultivation of access of Vital Body energy and field.  Moving beyond the story, triggering feelings or looping thoughts through experiencing each as energy fields.

Class Four: Working With Emotions Through The Emotional Body
Differentiating emotions from the emotional body; phenomenon vs. field.
Developing a more wholesome relationship to your Emotional Body.

Class Five: Working With Emotions Through the Etheric Body
Countering isolation and me-ism supported by spaciousness / archetypal / luminous elements of Etheric. Dissolving emotions into component source molecules.

Class Six: Working With Emotions Through the Astral Body
Inviting in Astral capacity for change/evolution. The imaginative possible and restoration of hope

Class Seven: Working With Emotions Through the Intuitive Body
Inviting in intuition for insight, clarity, and direction

Class Eight: Integration and Closure
Summary and reflections on the journey of developing a more wholesome
relationship to our heart and mind. Where to go from here.

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I offer individual session in which I guide and support a personalized exploration of the Bodies.  The content of these sessions is determined entirely by your needs.  These include:

  • Developing more confidence and capacity in accessing specific Bodies
  • Clarifying the dimensions and nature of any of the Bodies
  • Differentiating Bodies from one another
  • Deepening into the experience of the aligned field of the Bodies
  • Integrating Balyogi's illustrations into your Nine Bodies practice
  • Exploring personal material that surfaces when exploring the Bodies
  • Learning how to use the Bodies for greater well-being independent of conditions
  • Asking questions and receiving feedback

The Nine Bodies as a Personal Growth Journey

Exploring one's life and issues through the lens of the Nine Bodies is an excellent vehicle for personal growth.  Having lived in the psychotherapeutic world for much of my working life, the Nine Bodies frequently offers a more pragmatic and direct approach to realizing genuine and sustaining change.  While traditional psychology tends to focus on the past as a means of bringing more well-being into the present, the Nine Bodies approach to healing brings attention to the energy patterns in the Bodies here and now.  Developing awareness, addressing imbalances, and strengthening capacity for access to these Nine realms of consciousness, may offer profound healing in our minds, our bodies, and our hearts.  Each of the Bodies is its own unique realm of understanding and can provide insight and direction as we navigate the challenges that are an inevitable part of life.

For more information regarding individual sessions,
please get in touch with me.


Date to be announced.
If you are interested in this class,
please email me with your contact information
and I will notify you when the class is scheduled.


When you open Phillip’s book, “Awakening Through the Nine Bodies,” and turn to the illustrations:

  • Do you go blank or feel insufficient in some way?
  • Do you imagine you are supposed to have a special experience?
  • Perhaps, you don’t trust your experience.
  • When you hear Phillip or Dana talk about the illustrations on retreat, you can follow them but don’t know how to get there on your own.
  • Maybe you are curious about how to have a more meaningful relationship with the illustrations.
  • Maybe you are seeking an increased level of confidence in adding the illustrations to your reflective practice.

Phillip, in his book, “Awakening Through the Nine Bodies”, offers two paths for exploring these nine domains of consciousness—text and illustrations.  The purpose of this class is to deepen your relationship with Sri Swami Premvarni Balyogi’s illustrations.  We will be inviting your own personal experience; we won’t be focusing on what is in the text or what Phillip and Dana teach.

We will explore 4 access points into the illustrations  – Physical, Vital, Emotional and Etheric Bodies.  Each of these bodies becomes its own unique lens of perception; each invites its own experience of the colors and forms you are viewing.   The illustrations become a portal into your own internal experience; feelings, thoughts and memories may also be evoked.  Art, at its best, is a relationship which has the capacity to become an evolution from ego to a more direct experience.

When a personal relationship is initiated, then, the meaning of the illustrations, as they were designed, have a more reliable place to land.  Transmission and learning become more accessible and more dimensional.




Prerequisites:  Minimum of one NB retreat or one class series.

The Nine Bodies offer a unique lens of perception.  When we explore this lens and apply it to the issues that arise in the course of our daily lives, new insights and realizations become accessible.   This frequently results in more life balance and greater well-being.  Each class will begin with an instructional guided meditation sequencing through the Nine Bodies.  Following this, the content of our time together will be determined by you and your questions and reports about your experiences and practice with the Nine Bodies.  This is also an opportunity to receive more personalized clarifications about the nature of a particular body or the distinctions between different bodies.

The format for this offering will be a 3 hour weekend class held prior to Nine Bodies retreats.  These can be attended as per desired; there is no need to commit to more than one.

If you are interested, please get in touch with me.


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Using Jungian Archetypes for Navigating Life Transitions
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Changes and Transitions
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Masking and Unmasking Ourselves
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I have been a workshop leader in a variety of venues since 1984.
Previous Workshops have included:

Working with Children
Life Transitions
Using Expressive Arts for Personal Growth
Navigating Your Empty Nest
Reinventing Ourselves after the Death of a Loved One
Art Play: A blend of Expressive Arts, Ritual and Psychodrama
Attachment Focused EMDR
Fine Tuning Your EMDR Skills
Integrating Expressive Arts into your EMDR Practice
Unleashing your Inner Creative EMDR Therapist
Using EMDR to Move Through Creative Blocks.

If you or your organization would like to request that I lead a workshop,
feel free to call or email and we can discuss your vision.