Sankalpa Circle: Transitioning to the New Year
December 27 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM AEDT
Nikki and Chris invite you to participate in our Sankalpa Circle to take time out to reflect on 2023 and create intentions for 2024.
This is the third year that we’re offering an online Sankalpa Circle program. The program was developed to share tools and experiences to enrich and navigate transitioning into a new year. We both enjoy being part of a collaborative supportive community and we’d love you to join us!
Our intention for the ‘Sankalpa Circle: Transitioning to the New Year’, is to come together for heartfelt reflection to find a ‘word’ that encapsulates and provides guidance for the year ahead. Our program draws from a range of inspirations that have supported our transitions into a new year, in particular the works of Susannah Conway (Unravel Your Year, Find Your Word) and Gina Macauley (YogaHara Sankalpa workshops and retreats).
Chris’ word for 2023 is expand and Nikki’s word is luminous. We’re excited to discover our words for 2024!
You’re welcome to join for all or part of the program, our aim is to keep it open and flexible. Participants will receive a document that outlines a suggested process; however, everything is an invitation, and you’re welcome to incorporate processes and tools you find useful and skip the rest. You know best which parts of the program support you. Eg, you might join for journaling, be at rest during the mindful movement and skip discussions, or participate in the entirety of the program. You’re welcome to share as much or as little as you choose in the discussions.
Online via Zoom – a meeting link and Resources documents will be shared by email and on the Humantix Virtual Hub after registration.
We limit registrations to a maximum of 14 participants to ensure support and space for the group and each individual.
Considerations for your participation:
- A quiet, private space where you won’t be disturbed, with room for you to move freely.
- A journal and pen, options for other mediums (collage, paints/pencils/etc) to support external expression of your experiences.
- Access to the internet via a device that you are able to use in your space
The registration process has an option to let us know if you are unfamiliar with Zoom and would like a 10 minute technical check in prior to the start of the program.
You will also be given the opportunity to book a call with Chris or Nikki prior to the group starting to discuss any concerns or considerations to support your participation in the group.
Disclaimer: Registration is confirmation of your capacity and acceptance of responsibility for making wise and kind choices, practicing ahimsa (self-kindness/non-harm) and seeking additional support if required.
Program Outline: December 2023
Wednesday 27 – Reflection on 2023 – closing, letting go, releasing
Thursday 28 – Opening up to possibilities, welcoming everything as it is
Friday 29 – Taking aim, narrowing focus, distilling the options
Saturday 30 – Moving into / welcoming 2024, taking action
8:00 – 8:10: Guided meditation
8.10 – 8:40: “Sit and do” journaling (everyone on mute)
8.40 – 9:00: Intro/brief check in
9:00 – 9.10: Break
9.10 – 9.30: Mindful movement / gentle yoga – for support and comfort please have blankets/towel, cushions/pillows, bolster, block/thick
9.30 – 10:00: iRest Yoga Nidra / meditation – usually lying down
10:00 – 10.30: Discussion / sharing – session closes
10.30 – 11:00: Optional time for questions and further discussion
Your booking fee includes access to all live sessions, digital copies of Reflection Guides and tips to support the process, and links to audio recordings of the iRest Yoga Nidra practices.
Our aim is to make the Sankalpa Circle financially accessible to people whilst at the same time considering the need to pay ourselves a wage and cover our costs, in addition to recognising and respecting the value of our investment in learning these teachings from others.
If you are able to pay the full rate, we thank you. If not, please choose the payment option that is appropriate for you, according to your current financial circumstances. Please feel free to contact us if your circumstance is not reflected in the price structure.
Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3)
The world needs people like you that are confidently taking action and moving forward. Thank you for supporting small business and access to the program for someone in need.
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From a stable base (your household has a stable income or your business is doing O.K.) you proudly support small business and cover the wage of the teachers and teaching infrastructure.
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If your income is subject to some changes moving forward but you are starting to break through some barriers and break free of things that are holding you back – this is a concession rate to help you, whilst also contributing to helping our businesses to emerge.
You may be impacted financially, or your business is financially insecure at this time, but you are still upright, breathing, and willing and able to commit the time and energy to the Sankalpa Circle. This price allows some contribution towards the teachers’ time. Thank you!