You can now sign up for an annual membership with Spirituality and Health magazine and get access to both my Moon Goddess Meditations and Stress Management Skills for Real Life courses along with all the other online courses S&H is offering, past and future. Next year I will have another course available on mindfulness in relationships as well!
Courses come out once a month or so and you can do them all at your own pace.
Register for the annual membership at the early bird price (until October 30th) here: https://courses.spiritualityhealth.com
Over the course of a moon cycle, meet the Nityas, the 16 Tantric Moon Phase Goddesses. Within each nightly 5-15 minute meditation, you’ll meet the Goddess of Loneliness, the Goddess of Choice, the Goddess of Vulnerability, the Goddess of Playfulness, and others, exploring the energy of that goddess and that moon phase in your own life. Each of the 16 nights has a different meditation along with a journaling prompt to help you go deep into what you truly desire, connect with your loved ones, and encourage your heartache to nourish your strength and resilience.
Start with the next new moon cycle on February 15th! It comes along with a solar eclipse and Lunar New Year. A good time for a new beginning!
Details and register: https://courses.spiritualityhealth.com/p/moon-goddess-meditations
This meditation set is for anyone who would like to connect with a personal practice that’s connected to the natural cycles of the moon as they reflect the natural cycles of our lives. It’s especially helpful for during times of change, confusion, or heartbreak. Writers and artists may like to use the writing prompts for inspiration for creative works, but the journaling can also just be a way to tap into your conscious and subconscious mind. The meditations will be yours forever to return to as you need at different phases of your own life.
When you sign up for this course, you’ll receive:
– 16 individual guided meditations that can be done anytime that you keep forever and can return to with any new moon cycle
– 16 writing prompts to inspire creativity and consider your relationships, your desires, what you’re ready to let go of, and how you really feel –especially if you are facing a decision
– an introduction to Tantric philosophy and goddess mythology that embraces the good, bad, and ugly of whoever you happen to be today
– A self-guided practice to keep you connected and grounded anytime, especially during stressful or confusing periods
– meditations that can be done seated, lying down, while going to sleep at night, or out on a night walk to observe the moon as you meditate with her.
– Individual meditations with a range of intentions including emotional connection, presence practices, visualization, contemplation, or even help getting to sleep at night. You may pick and choose ones you like and return to them outside the context of the course as each one stands alone.
Start on any 2018 new moon: February 15th, March 17th, April 15th, May 15th, June 13th, July 12th, August 11th, September 9th, October 8th, November 7th, and/or December 6th!
$79+tax. Details and register: https://courses.spiritualityhealth.com/p/moon-goddess-meditations
Like everyone else, I have a million emails in my inbox I don’t want. But the few I do read consistently that aren’t from my actual friends tell me something real about someone doing their best to live in the world. I’m refining what I offer with a little more vulnerability, and including a short–well, it’s a letter really. From me to you.
I’ve always included poems and articles in my newsletters and of course you get updates about classes and workshops, but I’m also taking it as a moment for a little slice of life, an honest moment from me.
If you’d like to see how it feels to get a letter from me every month or two, sign yourself up right here: http://eepurl.com/LF2ub
The fall is a wonderful season to do the work of turning in, contemplating, and celebrating what I think of as moon season–the darker days when the queen of the night sky prevails. Join me for some yoga workshops exploring the energy of the Tantric goddesses of the moon!
lalita the full moon goddess at semperviva sun studio november 12th
Semperviva, Saturday, Nov. 12th, 1-3pm Sun Studio $40
On this November full moon, meet Lalita, the Tantric full moon goddess of desire, relationship, and play. Lalita is the queen of the Nityas, the 16 Moon Phase Goddesses, and she can teach us how to work with our desire as a source of empowerment rather than suffering. These secrets can help us experience our world with more courage, less fear, and a lot more fun.
This workshop will involve some storytelling, an accessible, breath-centred Flow practice, and a bit of journaling. All levels welcome; please bring a journal.
Semperviva Sun Studio, 2608 West Broadway at Trafalgar
secrets of the moon goddesses: workshops at maya whole health december 2nd and 3rd
Secrets of the Tantric Moon Phase Goddesses: A Yoga Workshop
Friday, December 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm $25
In this workshop, meet the Nityas, the Tantric moon goddesses presiding over the phases of the moon. These goddesses represent the Tantric worldview, which sees you as a manifestation of Shakti, the feminine energy that infuses everything in the universe, no matter who you happen to be today. Julie will share a bit about how she found Tantra and especially Akhilandeshvari, the Goddess who is Never Not Broken, at a particularly broken moment in her life. From there, she dove deep into the lessons of Akhilandeshvari and the evocative world of Tantric mythology, and wrote a book called Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken. She will read a bit from her book, and then we will do an accessible, all levels Flow yoga class together followed by a bit of journaling and a delicious savasana.
Goddesses of Loneliness, Desire, and Vulnerability: Yoga and Tantric Philosophy
Saturday, December 3rd, 1:00-4:00pm $45
Join Julie Peters, author of the book Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken for an exploration into the lessons of Tantric philosophy through the figures of Kamesvari Nitya, a goddess of loneliness and desire, and Bherunda Nitya, goddess of always empowering vulnerability. These figures teach us how we can find power in the parts of ourselves we tend to think of as weak or broken, and show us how we can turn those fears and difficulties into the sort of nectar that can lead us into more intimate relationships with ourselves as well as with others. We will listen to excerpts from the book and consider how their Tantric lessons may apply to our day to day lives. Then we will move together through an accessible, all levels practice that will include some dynamic movement and some deep, restful stillness. Please bring a journal.
1322 Lake Washington Blvd N, Suite 3
Renton, WA 98056
Register for either or both at the following link:
I’ve been busy setting up events to bring my book across the land and show it off to anyone who will pay attention to me. Plus I have some sweet yoga teacher training workshops coming up in August on sequencing and October on hands-on assists.
Check out the whole list here: https://www.jcpeters.ca/events/
Join Julie Peters to celebrate the launch of her first book, Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths).
Come to Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive) on Sunday, June 26th, and enjoy delicious vegetarian food and a beverage while taking in performances from poets Emilee Nimetz and Alberto Benavente, as well as contemporary dancer Olivia Davies, bellydancer Rahel, and burlesque Queen of the Night Sky Luna Essence! There will also be short readings from Julie, of course.
Sunday, June 26th, 2016. Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. $5-$10 at the door; proceeds go to the performers.
More about the book from SkyLight Paths:
Part spiritual practice handbook, part introduction to Tantric traditions, part personal growth guide, this book is for anyone who wants to embrace the confusion, loss, loneliness, desire and pleasure that make up the spectrum of human experience―and better understand who they already are.
“I LOVED this book! It is deep and dangerous and absolutely necessary.”~ Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God Through the Ecstasy of Physical Love–The Song of Songs
“This book is a treasure trove! Julie has created a tremendous resource that will inspire, uplift and empower her readers.” ~ Eric Stoneberg, Tantric teacher and yoga instructor
Julie Peters is a yoga teacher and a writer with a biweekly column on yoga in Spirituality and Health Magazine. She has also represented Vancouver twice in the Women of the World Poetry Slam competition. She runs Ocean and Crow Yoga studio with her mom, Jane. Learn more at jcpeters.ca.