EMERGE

Recovery

A holistic approach to finding freedom

and healing from addiction + destructive patterns

“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

AN 8 WEEK EXPLORATION
OF SELF SUPPORTED BY COMMUNITY

Jan 4 – Mar 1, 2021

Combining Yoga, Buddhism, neuroscience and psychology,
this journey is created to give you an array of tools to support your recovery and path
towards wholeness.

Whether you have been in recovery for awhile or are just beginning your journey, this program is designed to create a deeper self understanding and to cultivate more empowerment along your path.

The Program

EMERGE is an 8-week course thoughtfully curated to support you in diving deep into self while in support of a community. Together, we will embark on an inner exploration of our pasts, patterns, and visions in order to redesign our life moving forward…complete with
more compassion – more clarity – more freedom.

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.

Dismantling Addiction

Addiction doesn’t just affect a few of us, but all of us in some way. It wears many costumes and takes many forms with substance abuse being only one manifestation.

You may find yourself suffering with toxic relationships, codependency, eating disorders, anxiety, perfectionism – the list of the ways we distract and soothe ourselves from discomfort goes on and on.

We are all recovering from something and each of us has room to come closer to our wholeness.
To come home to ourselves.

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?

The Framework

Mantras + Mudras

Weekly exploration w/ Jacq of how to use words as power through mantra – both ancient + uniquely created by you

DHARMA TALKS

Lectures that look at the weekly the topic through the lenses of science, Yogic + Buddhist Philosophy

MEDITATION

Deepen or develop your meditation practice by exploring various methods of mindful observation

YOGA CLASSES

Weekly pre-recorded, themed yoga classes to do at your own pace as well as bi-weekly live sessions to practice as a group lead by both Cole + Jacq

ACCOUNTABILITY

Small groups are created within the larger tribe to practice reflecting, speaking truth + holding
space for one another

SHARING CIRCLE

Full community weekly circles facilitated by Cole where we will explore learning into vulnerability + courage through authentic relating, group exercises + guided self practices

SELF-INQUIRY + JOURNALING

Reflective + provocative inquiry prompts to support you in diving deeper into understanding of the teachings as well as yourself

COMMUNITY FORUM

This is our meeting space!
Our Emerge town square! Here we will share our wins, challenges, inspirations + support!

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

Topical weekly workshops that explore deeper into certain topics including Polyvagal Theory, Art Therapy, Ayurveda, Nutrition, Pranayama, Tea Ceremony, Pranayama

Weekly Explorations

UNIT 1:

HONESTY

  • 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

UNIT 2:

VULNERABILITY

  • Uncovering patterns and conditionings that keep us stuck
  • Understanding the trigger-craving-behavior loop
  • Nervous system and Vagus Nerve

UNIT 3:

RELEASE

  • Exploring our relationship to attachment and aversion
  • Identifying limiting beliefs
  • Navigating shame and resentment
  • Buddhist and Yogic perspective on surrender and release

UNIT 4:

ACCEPTANCE

  • Meeting our inner child
  • Integrating the shadow
  • Self-soothing techniques
  • Expanding our capacity for acceptance and compassion

UNIT 5:

VISION

  • 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)

UNIT 6:

INNER RELATIONSHIP

  • Exploring yoga’s Niyamas for the wisdom of self-relationship
  • Emotional mapping
  • Cultivating our inner landscape
  • Navigating craving and relapse

UNIT 7:

OUTER RELATIONSHIP

  • 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.

UNIT 8:

EMBODIMENT

  • Importance of sharing our personal experiences)
  • Creating and working with aspirations
  • Sobriety sustainability and empowered living
  • Celebrating recovery!

Schedule

All times in US Central Time (CT)

Most classes will be live + recorded
(Sangha Sharing Circle will not be due to group safety around sharing)

Dharma Talk (weekly topic + q/a)
Tuesday 6 – 7:15pm w/ Cole

Mantra/Mudra/Meditation
Fridays 12-1pm w/ Jacq

Sangha Sharing Circle
Sundays 6-7:30pm w/ Cole

  • There will also be a Circle @ 6pm Sydney time if there are enough sign ups from UK/EU/AU)
  • As well as the pre-recorded yoga classes, there will be bi-weekly live sessions w. Jacq + Cole
  • Additional optional workshops will be weaved within our time together running either

Founder & Facilitator

Cole Chance

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.

Co-Facilitators:

Jacquelynn St.Pierre
Mantra, Mudra, and Meditation Guide

Jacq is a mother, a lover of travel, books, music, and forever and always studying our human experience. Based in Austin, TX Jacq teaches yoga, meditation, chanting, mindfulness and Ayurveda around the globe.

In 2010 Jacq’s then husband died from an overdose as a result of his battle with alcohol and drug addiction. The spiritual depth of yoga beyond the asana , became a therapeutic refuge for Jacquelynn to process grief, confusion, codependency, and to uncover and heal her personal flavor of numbing out- disordered eating.

This “addiction” to control got worse before it got better. Dipping in and out of yoga classes, therapy, meditation, and Al-Anon meant becoming very honest with herself and eventually understanding a major change was needed, or she would die. No sugar coating here- the medical doctors agreed.

And so began much hard work, MUCH compassion, many “day 1’s”, and eventually what Jacq calls a “spiritual stamina” that is the glue and the deep understanding that allows her to live a life of freedom and courage every single day.

It is her heartfelt belief that we are all curiously whole; that a mysterious and powerful inner resource lies within each of us, giving us the ability to free ourselves from the cycle of suffering. It’s her honor to be a guide in the study of yoga and meditation as the practices that lead you back to yourself.

mindfulish.org

Josh Caple
Transpersonal Counsellor
Bethany Howsley
Clinical Psychologist

A Note From Cole

 Maybe you are just beginning to hear a small voice whispering that there is another way to live.

Very possibly you’ve been trying for some time to shift your reality yet repeatedly find yourself again and again in the same places.

Perhaps you have made some big shifts in your life but are feeling some stagnancy on your path.

Or maybe you are standing at a crossroads not quite sure which way to go but know that something’s gotta give.

Wherever you are on your journey, I want to remind you that you always have the power, at any time, to begin again.

You are the one who gets to draw the line in the sand.

This – here – now – could be the moment that you choose to thrive.

To come out from under.

To EMERGE.

Investment

For 8 weeks

$1,400

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any and all questions. We are here to support you!

F.A.Q.

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 our course. Access to the Private Facebook Group will come at you a week out from our jump-off date of August 4th!

What is the time commitment?

This depends on how deep of a dive you are ready to take. I estimate a minimum of 3-5 hours though beyond the scheduled lectures, asana practices, sharing circles, and meditations, Emerge is an opportunity to carve out and create your unique personal practice, whether that is 5 min or one hour. I encourage you not to “fit it in” but to dedicate space for the shift you are seeking. You can go deeper into the recovery resources such as podcasts, books, and articles as well as being active on the Emerge fb group. I really believe that we get out what we put in… so be ready to juice this experience for yourself!

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.

What is a sharing circle?
I think it is vital for our recovery to come out of shame. By opening up in supportive containers, learning to see and be seen, we are able to heal. Our sharing circles will be a weekly safe place to get community support, to see and be seen in our differences and similarities. We will have assignments throughout the week and this is a space to share if you feel called. I want each of us to feel empowered in our own recovery so the choice is always up to you to. 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?
This program is not 12 step based but is influenced by its philosophies as well as many others. We will be exploring many different ancient traditions and philosophies, as well as modern science and psychology, to find what uniquely resonates with each individual.
What if I can’t make the live class?
Some classes will be live and some will be pre-recorded. If you are unable to attend the live classes, you can access the replay at any time in the Emerge Facebook Group.
Is there a refund?
As there are a limited number of spaces, all sales are final. You will have access to all of the material and videos inside the Facebook Group and you will be able to revisit the information at any time throughout the course and after the course.
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.

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