A live, online journey to recovery steeped in love, acceptance and empowerment.
YOU ARE WORTHY OF A LIFE YOU LOVE.
IT’S TIME TO COME HOME TO YOURSELF.
Mar 21 – May 14, 2023
Join our 8 week self-exploration, supported by a big-souled community
(+ 2 additional integration weeks to help you stay accountable)
It’s grief, and trauma, and patterns, and past experiences, and relationships, and shame all bundled up together.
It’s a cycle of promising you’ll change and punishing yourself when you don’t.
Feeling out of control but not knowing how to grab the reins.
Sometimes, it’s meeting rock bottom.
But there’s one thing it’s not.
It’s not you.
Because you are not your addiction.
And that means YOU are the one who gets to draw the line in the sand.
YOU are the one who has the power to create lasting change.
THIS COULD BE THE MOMENT THAT YOU CHOOSE TO THRIVE
TO COME OUT FROM UNDER, TO
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– ANAIS NIN
Combining yoga, Buddhism, neuroscience and psychology, this live online journey will arm you with an array of tools to support your recovery.
This is not a traditional 12-step program. In Emerge we recognize that there is not one single path to recovery, but many.
Together, we will consider addiction, trauma and human nature and through many different lenses so you’ll be empowered to find what resonates most.
Because real change – the type sinks into your bones and sticks around even when things get tough – is only possible when you can take what you’ve learnt and absorb it, to your life in a way that works for you.
A lived recovery practice.
EMERGE is an eight-week course (with two additional integration weeks) thoughtfully designed to help you understand yourself and your past, so you can take control of your future.
Whether you have been in recovery for a while or are just beginning your journey, This journey offers practical skills, community support and the space for deep self-inquiry.
Dismantling addiction, together
Addiction is a result of a deeply ingrained response to stress and pain. What may help you cope in the short term disconnects you and multiples the hurt in the long term.
And the insidious thing is that it makes you believe that you are alone. That you are separate.
But the truth is, in whatever way it manifests –
Toxic relationships, codependency, disordered eating, anxiety, perfectionism or
substance abuse – Addiction touches us all.
In Emerge, we explore it together.
We recognize the common threads that bind us and we see ourselves reflected in one another.
We heal in a community which provides both tonic and strength.
Join on a collective inner exploration towards
more clarity, more compassion, more freedom.
a word of encouragement
I want to assure you that you are not committed to your past patterns… though you will need to dig in to dig out. Listening, observing, and inquiring matched with radical honesty and swirled in compassion can reveal that shift is absolutely possible.
While it is not easy, EASE is available.
Would you like to take the reins in the curation of your life?
How free do you want to be?
Mantras + Mudras
Self Inquiry + Journaling
Online Community Forum
What you’ll receive:
+ 2 additional integration weeks of weekly group calls
+ An invitation to ongoing monthly, donation-based alumni meetings
- A thorough self-assessment: mental, physical, spiritual, relational, emotional
- Exploring our stories (separating fact from fiction)
- Understanding denial (how it protects us and how it harms us)
- Neuroscience and addiction
- Exploring the role of courage and vulnerability in making big shifts
- Uncovering patterns and conditionings that keep us stuck
- The Nervous system and Vagus Nerve
- Exploring our relationship to attachment and aversion
- Identifying limiting beliefs
- Navigating shame and resentment
- Buddhist and Yogic perspective on surrender and release
- Meeting our inner child
- Integrating the shadow
- Self-soothing techniques
- Expanding our capacity for acceptance and compassion
- The importance of visualization and intention (sankalpa)
- Establishing a morning ritual (sadhana)
- Creating a healthy and sustainable life design with vision boarding
- Exploring the Yogic concept of discipline (Tapas)
- Exploring yoga’s Niyamas for the wisdom of self-relationship
- Emotional mapping
- Cultivating our inner refuge
- Navigating craving and relapse
- Utilizing yoga’s Yamas for wisdom on our relationship with others
- Anxiety: navigating, easing, listening
- How to talk to people about your recovery
- Identifying and communicating obstacles, boundaries, and needs.
- Importance of sharing our personal experiences
- Creating and working with aspirations
- Sobriety sustainability and empowered living
- Celebrating recovery!
Who is EMERGE right for?
You are tired of running on the wheel you’re on and want to discover what life would be like beyond the heaviness of addiction.
You are exhausted of perpetuating old patterns and are ready to write a new script for your life.
You desire to cultivate the resiliency to successfully navigate challenging emotions and situations without substance.
You are prepared to courageously look at your past in order to gain more self understanding and set up a supportive framework for your future.
You want to expand your self-practice and learn practical tools to support your recovery journey.
You are ready to invite more ease and calm into your life and be able to create and nourish important relationships.
You are drawn towards like minded community and are willing to show up for yourself and the group.
You are looking to explore outside of or add to the traditional 12 step method.
Regardless if you have any idea what it looks like, you are ready for something new.
You are willing to commit to YOU.
“We go through life.
We shed our skins.
We become ourselves.”
– patti smith
FOUNDER & FACILITATOR
Cole has been a seeker all her life. It has brought her into the depths of addiction, to all corners of the world, and most importantly to the path of yoga. Through this practice, she has begun to understand, unravel, and explore the most fascinating of all landscapes – the inner one.
Her journey with drugs/alcohol began at the young age of 13 and took on a chaotic, hairpin trajectory for the next 16 years. It ran the spectrum of ecstatic and exploratory to a crippling subjugation. She was in and out of rehabs, detoxes, hospitals, and 12 step rooms throughout her 20’s, picking up tidbits of jargon and ideas along the way but never fully resonating with the idea of sobriety as she wore a tight fitting and pervasive layer of denial about her reality.
She was introduced to yoga in a treatment center several years prior to embracing recovery. While she could sense that there was something for her in this practice she still wasn’t ready to dive in. However, she kept visiting her mat over the next few years, beginning to carve out and cultivate a space that later would become a major component in her recovery.
Ultimately and gratefully, an overdose shook the bedrock of her reality enough for her to gain the clarity that her deep dependence was not only a detriment to a full life, but any life at all. She finally reached out for help of her own accord, began to unwind through therapy, found a supportive community, and landed full surrender into her yoga practice. Her recovery process continues today, intertwined with a life she never even dreamed possible.
Her belief in the importance of self inquiry and inner relationship comes through in her teaching style.
She encourages her students to always question within with kindness, outwardly move with curiosity, and always leave space for all of the unknown possibilities.
Cole teaches yoga in many capacities from online to festivals to international retreats, but her flow, passion, and most fluent language lay in supporting people who have also traversed the narrow dark halls of addiction and are ready to emerge into a thriving life beyond.
Jacq St Pierre
CO – FACILITATOR
She is a mama, a lover of travel, books, music, and forever and always studying our human experience. Based in Austin, TX I teach Vinyasa Krama, Meditation, Ayurveda, Bhakti Yoga, Teacher Trainings, and Harmonium Lessons around the globe. Her classes ask you to return to the wisdom you have deep within, remind you not to take yourself too seriously, and always keep things interesting!
Co – FACILITATOR
Christine Calvert is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a certified Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator. She is the founder of Tribe, a conscious sober living home for men in Austin, TX, focusing on a transpersonal and Holotropic approach to recovery and healing. In addition to bringing Holotropic Breathwork® and other experiential workshops to mental health and addiction facilities.
“Emerge offered me a way into and under some really strong patterns. I felt deeply seen, valued, connected, and profoundly heralded on a cellular level. I go confidently into the sand storms ahead because even if I don’t know where I’m going or will end up…I now trust where I am.”
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any and all questions.
What happens after I register?
You will receive a welcome letter with some information + your first self-inquiry prompts. You will also receive a recovery resource guide to begin to dive into some of my recommended reading and listening prior to our course.
What is a Dharma Talk and Satsang?
A Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means “gathering together for the truth”.
Our satsangs are a weekly community container where we show up in all of our many colors, to witness and be witnessed in our differences and similarities, to show our truths and hear others. I want each of us to feel empowered in our own recovery so while there will never be any pressure to share, it is encouraged, as so much growth can come out of a little uncomfortability!
Is Emerge 12 step based?
What if I can’t make the live class?
What is the time commitment?
There will be live trainings that will be recorded if you are unable to attend!
There is also a weekly themed 30 minute pre-recorded yoga class that you can practice along throughout the week.
Is there a refund?
Is there a payment plan?
Do you have scholarships?
We do have a few scholarships allocated for those in under served, under resourced, and under represented communities and in need of support on their recovery journey. Note that it is much easier to discount the program and meet you where you are than give full scholarships as this way, I can spread assistance to more people. Payment plans are also available to support your commitment.
Please fill out the form HERE for scholarship consideration.
Disclaimer: No program has a sobriety guarantee. This doesn’t replace the vital detox programs that some may need, professional therapy, or in-person community support. Emerge may be stand-alone support or it may be a supplement in your recovery tool box. Each of us has a unique recovery journey.
Get the Emerge Book + Resources List
Get access to Emerge resource list to support you on your joirney of self-inquiry + recovery.