Uncovering Your Stories
A Personal Exploration of Inner Shadow
We all have stories we tell about ourselves. Often times, these stories represent a limited view of who we really are. They get in the way of us having true intimacy, our dream job, the ability to speak our heart’s truth, or to know what step to take next in our life’s journey.
I have been road-blocked by “the story of me” many times. My story never gave me credit for how truly powerful I am. It held me back from entering relationships with people that really wanted to show up for me, but I wasn’t able to show up for them because my story told me I wasn’t worthy. That same story kept me in relationships with people who didn’t deserve a morsel of my time.
My story caused me to take a painfully long detour from a career I was always meant to have and I would absolutely still be on that detour and in those relationships if I didn’t take a good, hard look at my story and consider that, maybe, it wasn’t telling the whole truth.
Your stories have been your stories for a really long time and have become part of your belief system. Because of this, they are hard to see and unpack on your own. Trying to explore your story with a loved one can be tricky because, on some level, they count on you staying in your story, so they can stay in their own.
Your story helped design the life you are currently living. If there are patterns you want to break or areas in your life you want to shift, taking a look at your story is a good place to start.
In this workshop, I will help you Uncover Your Stories and explore the ways in which they are holding you back from your true desires. She will expand your perspective, so you can see yourself and the situation you are in through a different, clearer lens.
Are you ready to Uncover Your Stories, so you can bridge the gap between the life you are living and the one you really want?
Join this workshop and let’s begin.
Uncovering Your Stories workshop includes:
4 group gatherings with an intentionally small and intimate group
private coaching calls between sessions (valued at $100ea)
ongoing individual support from me throughout the course
reading material between sessions to reinforce topics covered in group sessions
video recommendations to watch between sessions
practice with a self-knowledge tool that you can continue to apply throughout your life
ongoing peer support with a set community of people during the month and beyond
an opportunity for deep, authentic connections with a group
What can this work do for you?
Uncovering Your Stories will help you be
more open to other people’s quirks and
MUCH MORE lighthearted about the parts of you that you were once so critical of.
Ritual Yoga, Sacramento, CA
This program will be offered 5 times in 2020. (Same program, five different options to take it.)
Program 1: April 5, 19, 12, and 26
Program 2: June 7, 14, 21 and 28
Program 3: Sept 13, 20, 27 and October 4
Program 4: November 8, 15, 22 and December 6
To find out more and register, click here.
“I enrolled in Catherine’s Shadow Workshops because I like her yoga classes and I like to learn. I expected that I would enjoy the workshops. It didn’t enter my mind that the experience would be transformative. But it was! In the short three week time span of the series, Catherine offered me the tools and, most important, the support to uncover unknown parts of myself. I feel hopeful and excited about continuing the excavation. Catherine offered her students a great deal of excellent information so that we could understand shadows. This is not to say that her teaching style was rigid. Quite the contrary. She presented the material with passion, gave us many opportunities to share our ideas and questions, and listened carefully and respectfully to us. Above all she created an atmosphere of trust, love, and community. Catherine is a gifted teacher and a loving human being. I don’t think I am overstating when I say her work will make the world a better place.”
~Jan, Sacramento, Workshop taken Dec. 2019
Catherine is so special. She shares. She teaches. She shows up. It felt like a sisterhood of safety with freedom to share self, listen to others and feel good about who I am.
~ Lena, Sacramento, Workshop taken Dec. 2019
Catherine is knowledgeable, funny and a wonderful teacher. The Shadow class really helped me start to get and understanding of my inner landscape and how to begin to incorporate those aspects into my life in a more balanced way.
~ Terry, Sacramento, Workshop taken Dec. 2019
“It was wonderful to work with an honest and authentic facilitator. Catherine’s ability to encourage vulnerability with her own transparency was the true magic of this workshop.”
~TC, Sacramento, CA, Workshop taken: September 2019
“A real eye-opener to the possibilities of embracing the Shadow. Safe and comfortable setting–highly recommend.”
~LJ, Sacramento, Workshop taken Sept 2019
“This class gave me the space and tools to delve deep into the facets of myself I have been neglecting and underutilizing. I am excited to continue to use these tools to further integrate and embrace my Shadows for self-cohesiveness and empowerment.”
“DEEP and enlightening. It was another unlayering. When we live with shadow dragging behind us, it’s like we’re trying to drive a car with a muddy windshield and spotty transmission. The world is unclear, dirty. The more we are able to clean off that windshield and get a tune-up, the more we are able to have the adventure we’re meant to have. Apparently, the workshop got me all “metaphor-y.” The amazing thing about being able to speak the shadow out loud, to recognize it, to bring it into the light, is that it loses some of it’s power. We can be unconsciously driven by the mistaken idea that we are only the things we are willing to recognize and not the whole of ourselves. The more we can invite the light AND the dark, the hidden and the visible, the more whole we can become. Thank you for taking me one step closer to wholeness.”
~ HH, Sacramento, CA
“Catherine’s [Spirit of the Shadow] workshop changed how I move through the world. The tools I learned help me to navigate the triggers and stresses of life more effectively and with more positive results. This process gave me valuable insights into my relationships and led me to a greater sense of ease and flow. I recommend [Spirit of the Shadow] to anyone looking to understand themselves and others better.”
~KM, San Francisco, CA
“I can’t thank you enough for our work together! By helping me observe my emotions and root out core beliefs I was finally able to see the suppressed side of myself. I feel so free!! I must admit I didn’t understand the shadow when we first started working together. But with your patience and knowledge you helped me embrace my complete self. I feel limitless and free! Thank you for being such an amazing coach!“
~ JB, Los Angeles, CA
“Working with Catherine gave me a chance to discover and explore some aspects of myself that I don’t usually look at, in a safe space with other women who were doing the same. I think the most valuable aspect of the experience was leaving with a framework for how to approach this exploration that I could then go out and apply on my own–instead of just gaining the benefit of the experience in the moment, I feel like I actually gained a “tool” in my tool belt for how to approach novel situations.”
~ CR, San Francisco, CA