EMERGE Recovery is 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.
Next session is April/May 2024
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When it comes to addiction, it’s never just the thing.
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.
Though you are the one who has the power to create lasting change.
BUT YOU CAN’T DO IT ALONE
EMERGE CAN HELP.
SOME THOUGHTS ON EMERGING
“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, EMERGE Recovery online journey will arm you with an array of tools to support your recovery.
This is not a traditional 12-step program. In EMERGE Recovery we recognize that there is not one single path to recovery, but many.
Together, we will consider addiction, trauma and human nature 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 into your life in a way that works for you.
A lived recovery practice.
EMERGE Recovery 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 Recovery, 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.
Mantras + Mudras
Self Inquiry + Journaling
Online Community Forum
What you’ll receive:
INSTANT ACCESS to the Emerge resource guide filled with podcasts, book recommendations and your first self-enquiry prompts to start your journey today.
8 x 90 min zoom lectures with ample time for Q&A
8 x 90 min zoom Satsangs (group sharing circles)
8 x 45 min zoom mindfulness classes (blend of meditation, mantra, breath to support integration)
8 x pre-recorded yoga themed yoga classes
3 months of access to CCY Studio, Cole’s OnDemand Yoga Membership to access 250+ hours of classes
An Emerge Self-Inquiry Workbook with resources + self-inquiry prompts that move along with the course
5 x 90 min zoom guest lectures or workshops (i.e. PolyVagal Theory, Parts Work, Food Relationship, Breathwork, Ayurveda)
Private facebook forum for community sharing
Small accountability groups to check in with throughout the program
6 months access to content online, plus downloadable resources you can refer to whenever you need
Ongoing monthly alumni meetings with Cole
You will also be doing self reflective homework & corresponding with your small group, so add some more time there.
This is all optional of course but highly recommended. This is one of those things that the more space you can give, the more awareness you will receive. You of course can always come back to the content afterwards but our group container will be open for the 10 weeks.
DISCOURSE + DISCUSSION
Tuesdays 06.00 – 7.30pm w/ Cole
Wednesdays or Thursdays (times TBA)
Wednesday 10.00 – 10.45pm with Jacq
Satsang (Sharing Circle)
Sundays 06.00 – 08.00pm w/ Cole
Replays of all classes are available!
Below is a loose framework. This program is governed by the group so we will bob & weave, diverge here & go deeper there. It will be a lot, it will be bountiful.
- What is Addiction? What is the Human Condition?
- Getting to know our defense mechanisms (& what they are protecting)
- Understanding denial & leaning into truth
- Utilizing courage & vulnerability in making big shifts
- Uncovering patterns & conditionings that keep us stuck (Samskaras)
- The Nervous system & PolyVagal Theory
- Exploring our relationship to craving & aversion (Tahnas)
- Unpacking the stories we like to tell
- Navigating shame & resentment & forgiveness
- Meeting our inner parts (shadow, inner child ect.)
- Self-soothing & resourcing
- Expanding our capacity for acceptance & compassion
- Establishing a morning ritual (sadhana)
- Creating a healthy & sustainable life design
- Getting to know & honoring our grief
- Practicing emotional literacy
- Cultivating an inner strength/refuge
- Navigating craving & relapse
- Navigating, easing & listening to anxiety
- Communication & relational skillfulness
- Boundaries, oof boundaries!
- Importance of sharing our personal experiences
- Exploring the Buddha’s Heart Practices
- Sobriety sustainability & empowered living
PLUS, to support your integration of the course, we’ll include…
+ 2 additional integration weeks of weekly group calls
+ Ongoing monthly alumni meetings
Who is EMERGE RECOVERY
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.
YOU ARE ALREADY ONE STEP CLOSER TO SPACIOUSNESS
Right now, it’s normal for flickers of self-doubt and uncertainty to start creeping in. You might be questioning if this is right for you, or if you are truly ready to open yourself up to the vulnerability of change. And while only you can know this for sure, I can promise you this:
You are not committed to your past patterns.
You are the author of your future.
Because that’s what we are talking about here. Your future.
Not just for the duration of this program but a foundation for the rest of your life.
EMERGE Recovery offers the space to listen, observe and inquire; the tools to navigate challenges; the support of radical honesty and community; and the bedrock to create a new story.
In order to dig out, you must dig in.
Are you ready to Emerge into the next chapter of your life?
“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
“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.”
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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.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any and all questions.
A Message From Cole
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 Discourse/Discussion 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 + be witnessed, in our differences +similarities, to show our truths + hear other’s. Essentially there will be a short teaching, a sharing circle + prompts/exercise to help us integrate our discoveries.
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.
Emerge Scholarship for this round is already closed. Please check back for the next session.
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