Enrolling now: 40-Day Course to Heal After Abortion

A 40-DAY JOURNEY TO HEAL FROM ABORTION–

 

PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY

ONLINE IMMERSION:

SEPTEMBER 17- OCTOBER 29, 2018

LISTEN TO A SNEAK PEEK OF THIS COURSE WITH SARA:
REDEMPTION CIRCLE WAS CREATED IN HONOR OF SARA’S UNBORN SON, ZANE.

Whether you had your abortion(s) 3 days or 30 years ago…

Whether you feel relieved or dis-eased about your choice (or anything in between)…

Whether your loved ones know of your decision or you’ve kept it a secret…

Redemption Circle is a safe and sacred space to heal, honor your experience, and come home to the peace and power in your own, beautiful heart.

What is Redemption Circle?

Redemption Circle is a six-week online course with a sacred space and sisterhood to honor the initiation of abortion and empower you to heal at every level of your being–physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Here, you’ll receive inspiring, feminine wisdom teachings; engage in rituals and practices that fuse the best of ancient wisdom with modern science; and (if you wish) share your story and be supported within a loving circle of women.

When under stress, we women regain balance through “tending and befriending.” We’re not meant to suffer alone.

We can only heal when we come together.

Uplifted by this women’s circle, you’ll transform your pain into power, shame into self-worth, and sadness into joy.

By the end of our time together, you’ll have confidence in your capacity to grow stronger, not weaker, because of your challenges.

You’ll go on to be a greater asset to your family and community through accessing new levels of wholeness, creativity, femininity, authenticity, vitality, and empowerment.

Redemption Circle is also a global movement and 501c3 to heal the stigma of abortion and create a support network that empowers women to heal–physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This online course will serve as a prototype for future in-personal circles led by women around the world. 

Why 40 Days?

Across time and throughout cultures, 40 days has long been seen as the necessary span of time needed for an individual to seek respite from daily life between a literal or symbolic death and rebirth.

This time is used to heal, grieve, reflect, atone, and commune with the Divine and the soul of those who have passed.

Our female ancestors instructed that we need 40 days to rest after giving birth.

The Bible uses the number 40 to emphasize a period of testing or hardship (think of the stories of Jesus, The Great Floods, Moses, and Noah).

Both Buddhist and Jewish traditions advocate honoring the dead for around 40 days.

WE LIVE IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY THAT’S GENERALLY AVERSE TO WOMEN, DEATH, AND ABORTION.

Whether your abortion experience was peaceful or ridden with emotion, you likely took very little time to process it.

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO TAKE THIS SACRED PAUSE.

We all need to heal our bodies and spirits while taking time to honor the lessons we’ve learned through the right of passage that is abortion.

By the end of our 40-day journey, you will more fully abide in your true self– at peace with your past and present–and in tune with the highest vision for your future.

Sacred Space to Honor Our Abortions

Like menarche, marriage, divorce, menopause, and birth, abortion is a rite of passage that deserves our attention.

A woman’s decision to terminate a pregnancy is a deeply intimate, situation-specific one between her and the Divine.

When we relegate abortion solely to the religious and political spheres, we ignore it because the whole topic just feels too scary and controversial.

We bury our heads in the sand while we, along with tens of millions of women around the world, suffer as a result.

 

YET A WOMAN CANNOT STEP INTO HER WHOLENESS AND STRENGTH IF SHE HASN’T FULLY MADE PEACE WITH HER PAST– AND NEITHER CAN THE FEMININE AT-LARGE.

“The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough. She must have convinced herself . . . that she, her values, and her choices are important.”
-Maya Angelou

Abortion Support is Essential for Feminine Power

We know: THE FEMININE IS RISING.

But SHE cannot fully soar if we do not heal this global wound that afflicts at least 30% of women.

1 in 3 women in the United States and United Kingdom will have at least one abortion by the age of 45. Worldwide, nearly 60 million abortions occur annually, and 25 million of these are performed under unsafe circumstances.

To really make abortion a legitimate choice for women and for us to be able to own the destiny of our bodies and lives, we need and deserve the kind of support all difficult life experiences require

For example, cancer, addiction, and divorce have myriad support groups, books, and resources.

ABORTION IS STILL IN THE SHADOWS AND WOMEN ARE SUFFERING AS A RESULT.

Since abortion is so taboo, we don’t have adequate social structures to support women through these life-and-death initiations.

A Message from Sara

Healing from my abortion has been the hardest, most profound experience of my life (You can read my abortion story here).

I feel a great urgency to share this course now because as I looked out at all the beautiful work that’s flourishing in the field of women’s empowerment, I noticed a big, black hole.

NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT ABORTION. NOT A SINGLE ONE OF US.

Yet, each year, 75% of the women who attend my retreats share, via confidential applications, that they’re still carrying unresolved trauma from abortions they had 5, 10, 20, 30 years ago.

I’m blessed to have lived in a state with progressive abortion laws at the time of my termination, to have
had the financial resources to obtain an abortion,
and to have received the full support of my friends and family.

I had access to what most women do not–quality support before, during, and after my abortion.

Still, recovering from my abortion was confusing and
isolating. While I received compassionate care,
it was very bare-bones.

I was sent home with a printed handout that listed
basic instructions: wear pads until the bleeding
stops, rest the first couple of days, avoid abdominal
exercises, call the hotline if you need to
.

Recovering from an abortion is complicated, and the
current resources available are grossly inadequate.

We can do so much better than this.

Gathering as a safe, sacred sisterhood is the best place that I know of to start.

Let’s come together to birth a world where women everywhere can flourish in health, wholeness, and redemption during all seasons life….even after their abortions.

Love,

Sara


Sara’s Work Has Been Seen In:

Here’s What You’ll Gain in this Course:

  • Peace in your heart and mind
  • Trust in your intuition and inner, spiritual guidance
  • Resolution of any lingering doubt, guilt, shame, grief, or regret about your choice
  • Closure and completion with the past
  • Deep connection with the Divine, your true Self, & the soul of your unborn child
  • More fully inhabiting your femininity
  • Direct access to your fierce, feminine power
  • Freedom from blockages to the flow of your life force (inner and outer)
  • Reclamation of your womb space and creative center
  • Return to your innocent, childlike exuberance

Here are the Tools We’ll Use in this Course:

  • Prayer
  • Buddhist Meditation
  • Spiritual Principles from Buddhism & A Course in Miracles
  • Healing modalities from Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga, Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, and Functional Medicine
  • Sacred sisterhood
  • Tools for working with grief, anger, shame, regret, and guilt
  • Healing rituals
  • Journaling
  • Healing visualizations & self-hypnosis
  • Conscious Embodiment
  • Divine Feminist Activism

Here’s What Our Journey Will Look Like:

CIRCLE #1 | OVERVIEW & OPENING RITUAL

 

  • Meet and get settled into our online home and sisterhood
  • Learn the “Circle Agreements” that help us feel safe and supported
  • Get oriented to how the program will flow (structure, content, and technology)
  • Clarify your intentions
  • Engage in healing prayer and meditation
  • Be inspired by a SHE Talk (wisdom talk) from Sara

CIRCLE #2 | PHYSICAL HEALING AFTER ABORTION

 

  • Discover essential foods, herbs, and supplements necessary to regain hormonal balance after abortion (helpful for any stage of a woman’s life)
  • The role of the liver in having a smooth hormonal transition & how to do gentle liver detoxes
  • Other healing protocols from Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy healing, and Wise Woman traditions that you can do safely and easily at home to care for your womb and reproductive healing.
  • Tests and checks to ask for from your doctor
  • Movement and yoga practices to help with your healing
  • Learn to run your erotic energy with sovereignty
  • Ways to establish a loving and embodied connection again with your womb, yoni (the Sanskrit word for vagina), cervix, and ovaries

CIRCLE #3 | MENTAL HEALING AFTER ABORTION

 

  • Visualizations to aid with the healing process
  • The power of prayer
  • Meditations to maintain a strong mental attitude conducive to healing
  • Journaling exercises with crucial ways to reframe your experience
  • Positive affirmations to bring joy and peace to your body and life
  • Transmuting shame, guilt, doubt, and regret into fuel for power and growth

CIRCLE #4 | EMOTIONAL HEALING AFTER ABORTION

 

  • Tools for grieving well
  • A ritual to rewrite the story of your past
  • Taking an inventory of the lessons you’ve learned
  • Letting go of the woman you once were
  • Finding the courage to feel all your feelings, without judgment or constraint
  • Practices for soothing your Inner Little Girl. Present losses are a chance to heal deep, childhood wounds that are buried in your subconscious. 
  • How to be with anger and use rage as fuel for positive change

CIRCLE #5 | SPIRITUAL HEALING AFTER ABORTION

 

  • Engage in a completion visualization to connect with the soul of your unborn child
  • Discover new ways to view your past experience, from the mercy of the spiritual plane
  • Create a personal cleansing ritual to honor what you initiation has truly meant to you
  • Learn simple techniques from neuroscience to restore peace in your body and shed armor around your heart and belly
  • Prayers and practices to call on the Divine Mother for mercy and love. It is through Her grace that we heal and make peace with life’s challenges.

CIRCLE #6 | OWNING YOUR FUTURE & CLOSING RITUAL

 

  • Revisit all that you learned during your 40-day journey and claim your insights
  • Create an empowering vision for your future and know the tools to take you there
  • Feel complete and resolved with your past so you can be fully present and available to create your future
  • Engage in a closing ritual to move onto the next chapter of your life, born into a whole new expression of yourself
  • Discover ways to stay connected with this material, as a Divine Feminist and/or a Redemption Circle leader in your home community

Who’s This For?

This course is for any woman who has had an abortion, in any part of the world, during any time in her life, for any reason.

Women and teens of all faiths, ages, nationalities, and ethnicities are warmly welcome.

Women who have not had abortions (but are interested in being an ally in creating a global, post-abortion support network through leading Redemption Circles in their home communities) are also welcome.

More details for women interested in leading Redemption Circles and being a post-abortion doula will be available at the end of the program. This 6-week course is a prerequisite for that.

What About My Privacy?

The only people who will see your name when you register are me (Sara) and my assistant.

You are welcome to create a “dummy” profile and to use a pseudonym when you join both Ruzuku (our online learning platform) and/or the private Facebook group. 

Whether you choose anonymity or your regular identity is completely up to you and your decision is honored and respected, either way.

We also have “Circle Agreements” that I’ve used in both online and in-person events for the past fifteen years that always create an environment of mutual respect and confidentiality.

You will feel safe, supported, and free to show up and express yourself, just as you are.

Why Do I Need This?

Women’s postpartum care has historically been ignored. Luckily, that’s shifting. When a woman has a baby, she now has more and more resources educating her and her loved ones in the long term boons of getting adequate rest, nutrition, and support during those precious first 40 days.

When a woman miscarries or has a stillbirth, she still suffers tremendously, but she can be more open about her loss and therefore be cared for by her partner (if she has one), friends, neighbors, and community. 

BECAUSE THERE’S SO MUCH SOCIAL STIGMA AROUND ABORTION, YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING TO SUPPORT GROUPS FOR GRIEF, BEREAVEMENT, AND BABY LOSS.

On top of this, those of us who have had abortions are excluded from conversations– even amongst women – about maternal health, baby loss, and postpartum care.

There are only a couple of quality books about post-abortion recovery, compared to countless books for women who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)– even though there are far more women who have had abortions.

THERE’S A SILENT, ALL-PERVASIVE, AND SOMETIMES UNCONSCIOUS, DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THOSE OF US WHO’VE HAD ABORTIONS.

We’re immediately “othered” and put into a separate box from the rest of the world.

Afraid of being judged and condemned, most of us don’t even tell our family and friends.

This secrecy generally isn’t a problem for those of us who feel immediate peace and relief after our abortions, but it is for the many others who feel profound anguish and regret – or who had complications with the procedure that left us with physical and/or emotional trauma.

The reality is most of us experience something in between.

THERE IS NO MORE COMPLICATED TOPIC THAN ABORTION.

Few women can walk away from the experience without some level of emotional dis-ease.

If we don’t have access to the resources we need, unresolved feelings of guilt, shame, sadness, and depression may not surface until months–more often years–later.

From the outside, we seem to go on to lead normal lives. Over time, our unresolved wounds fester, negatively impacting everything.

When ignored, these feelings can contribute to self-destructive and addictive behaviors, unstable relationships, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Some women also harbor post-abortion syndrome (PAS), a form of post-traumatic stress disorder.

In the voicelessness that results from keeping these secrets, women then endure these long-lasting effects in isolation. As recent epigenetic research shows us, if we don’t heal trauma ourselves, we pass it on to our children in our DNA. The chain of pain continues.

 

Redemption Circle is the path to charting a new future of healing, inclusivity, and acceptance.

Ready for a Recap?

What: A 40-Day Journey to Healing After Abortion

When: Monday, September 17- Friday, October 26, 2018 

Where: Online, from the comfort of your home (or wherever you happen to be). All you need is a computer and internet access.

What’s Included:

  • 6 90-minute live classes with Sara (includes teachings, meditation, Q & A)
  • 6 mp3’s from the live classes
  • Handouts and recommended resources for use during the class
  • A community forum hosted on a private Facebook group

How: Audio classes delivered through Instant Teleseminar. Listen live on the phone or via the webcast. If you can’t attend live or want to re-listen, download the mp3’s at any time. Community engagement will be on a private, secure Facebook group. Course materials will be stored on our online learning platform, Ruzuku.

Who: Women and teens of all faiths, ages, nationalities, and ethnicities are warmly welcome.

How Much: The cost during early registration (August 20-August 31) is $149 USD (with a bonus gift of Sara’s online course Healing from Heartbreak for the first 50 women who register.)

The early registration cost for women who would like a private mentoring session with Sara (1 hour over phone or Skype), in addition to the course, is $299.

The cost during regular registration (August 31 to September 17) is $199 USD. For women who would like a private mentoring session with Sara as well, the cost for both during this period is $349.

I’ve priced this course and private sessions with me at 50% of what they would normally cost in order to make these teachings accessible to as many women as possible.

Why:  To really make abortion a legitimate choice for women and for us to be able to own the destiny of our bodies and lives, we need and deserve the kind of support all difficult life experiences require. Yet: Abortion is still in the shadows and women are suffering as a result.

Refund Policy: All payments are non-refundable. Our refund policy is firm.

Your Investment in Yourself

 

COURSE ONLY
$199

 

 

COURSE & 1 PRIVATE SESSION WITH SARA**
$349

 

**Private sessions are 1-hour over the phone or Skype. You will also receive the mp3 recording. Spaces are limited.

Having problems with your order? Email us here.

All payments are non-refundable. Our refund policy is firm.

No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If you need a scholarship, please email us here.

 

Praise

Here’s what women from our other courses are saying:

“Thank you for sharing your stories here. I feel so grateful to have such an intimate circle of vulnerability and juicy realness.”

Amanda Thornton

Seattle, Washington

“Thank you so much, sisters, for showing up. I actually felt selfish bursting into the lovely circle here with a cry for support.

But I’m so glad I did, I feel the warmth, encouragement and support, so grateful for you.

Anastasia Belikova

Hong Kong

“Something remarkable is happening inside of me–a definite shift.

This is something, I feel, may be the initiation I have been desperately praying for… and been oh so afraid of.

Wise women, I feel scared but ready to share… I can feel my HER pushing me to. SHE knows I need your support with this… a different kind of support then what I’ve known. I feel so blessed to be a part of this loving circle.”

Alyssa Fielder

Ontario, Canada

“This course was hugely transformative, raw, honest, spicy, deeply honest & supportive. I really haven’t found anything else like it out there.

For the first time in ages, I can see the future more clearly. I don’t mean I know exactly what I will be doing, I just feel a fog has lifted when I look forward. And my priorities have become clear.

Eva Papadakis

Singapore

“I feel safe and have no shame any longer!

I truly do love myself these days…and that is enough to keep me happy without external influences!

I love you all for who you are and for this like-minded view we share by being a part of this process of the evolution of our souls.”

Briana Sullivan

Amesbury, MA

“If you hold a longing deep within you to reconnect with your true self, this program is a wonderful way to do so.

I have finally set my roots in a substantial way, dropped in, and set a solid intention for moving forward with my personal practice. It’s a deep an intentional reconnection with my soul. A calling forth of my wisdom to guide me forward in the coming comings. A powerful and necessary gathering of women in community.”

Stephanie McMillan

Boulder, CO

“If there’s a whisper somewhere deep inside to do it – follow that whisper!”

Ruth White

Queensland, Australia

“The program has allowed me to reconnect with the sacredness within.

I’ve learned that vulnerability is a strength that really does help heal those around me. I feel incredibly grateful for the women who have spoken about their experiences, it has helped me honor and reclaim lost parts of myself. I feel stronger to reach out to others who may benefit from me sharing my experiences.”

Kristie Gambrel

Ontario, Canada

“Sara is a truly gifted teacher and provides us with amazing sisterhood.

It is wonderful to have a place to go with other women who are on a similar path. It feels supportive, loving, and nurturing and provides rich ground for personal growth and for continuing on one’s own process of individuation and soulful embodiment.”

Julie Pfnister

Portland, OR

“This course was hugely transformative, raw, honest, spicy, deeply honest & supportive. I really haven’t found anything else like it out there.

For the first time in ages, I can see the future more clearly. I don’t mean I know exactly what I will be doing, I just feel a fog has lifted when I look forward. And my priorities have become clear.”

Eva Papadakis

Singapore

“This is a life changing, deep journey into your soul, mind, and body. I loved it all!!!”

Mariana Morales

Mexico City, Mexico

FAQ

Q: What if I can’t attend the calls live?

A: No problem at all. We’ve designed this course to work for you whether you can attend live or not. We record all the calls and will post them right away in our online forum, Ruzuku. If you have question, you will receive instructions for your to submit them in advance.

So: you will still get to participate fully, ask your questions, participate in discussions, and feel part of the community in our online sanctuary. Plus: ALL of the recordings are downloadable!

Q: Can I test the course out before committing? Do you have a trial period?

A: No. We do not offer any trial periods. We ask that every woman who signs up be willing and ready to dive in fully. This allows us all to create the deepest experience possible. Transformation is not possible without 100% commitment. Lastly, the program materials are yours for life — so even if “life happens” and you can’t follow along fully, you can jump into the recorded materials and get the full value of the program whenever you are ready.

Q: What are the dates for the live classes?

A: Redemption Circle Classes (all times are listed in Central Time).

Tuesday, September  18 at 11-12:30pm CT: Class #1
Wednesday, September 26 at 11-12:30pm CT: Class #2
Thurs day, October 4 at 3-4:30pm CT: Class #3
Wednesday, October 10 at 3-4:30pm CT: Class #4
Thursday, October 18 at 3-4:30pm CT: Class #5
Friday, October 24 at 11-12:30pm CT: Class 6

Q: I don’t live in the U.S. Will The SHE School still work for me?

A: Yes! That’s part of the beauty of our online community. We welcome women from all over the world. We love and embrace diversity. And we make every effort to support your participation from different time zones by varying the times of our events and providing recordings to our calls.

Q: This isn’t a good time for me. When will you offer this program again?

A: We will likely offer this again sometime in 2019, but nothing is planned yet.

Q: I’m a bit of a technophobe. I’m not sure if online learning is really my thing!

A: You absolutely don’t need to be a computer whiz to get the most out of this course. (One of our themes is empowering you to make the online world sacred and spacious.)

We try to keep things as simple as possible, and my team is here to help you if you get stuck. The course materials are simple to access.

We’ve chosen an online learning format because of the HUGE benefits: you’ll connect with like-minded women from all over the world (who have diverse experiences and expressions of being women, due to their cultural differences). Plus, you will be able to learn and participate in a way that works easily with your schedule and rhythms.

Q: What are the formats of mentoring calls?

A: All calls are held on a teleseminar line, which you can attend via phone, Skype, or webcast. We also have a live chat there to interact with one another during the retreat. We’ve been using this platform for several years and love it!

Your Investment in Yourself

 

COURSE ONLY
$199

 

 

COURSE & 1 PRIVATE SESSION WITH SARA**
$349

 

**Private sessions are 1-hour over the phone or Skype. You will also receive the mp3 recording. Spaces are limited.

Having problems with your order? Email us here.

All payments are non-refundable. Our refund policy is firm.

No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If you need a scholarship, please email us here.

 

About Sara Avant Stover

Sara Avant Stover is a bestselling author, teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment, and founder of the non-profit Redemption Circle.

As creator of the world’s first Women’s Yoga Teacher Training, the online program Reversing Our “Curse,” and the SHE School, Sara has taught tens of thousands of women worldwide.

She has been featured in Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post, Newsweek, and Natural Health and on ABC, NBC, and CBS.

Sara’s teachings, writings, programs, and communities support women of all ages to transform their pain into power and live from their inner wisdom.

Abortion is Our Great Equalizer

It’s an initiation experienced by women of all ages, income brackets, religions, and ethnicities. Our grandmothers faced abortion. Our mothers faced abortions. Our daughters and granddaughters will, too.

ABORTION IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RITES OF PASSAGE A WOMAN WILL EVER GO THROUGH.

It points to a power, a spiritual power, that only women possess– the power to grow new life, the power to connect with the souls of our unborn children, and the power to know what is most loving for them, and for us. 

HEALING REQUIRES A PARADIGM SHIFT FROM FEAR TO LOVE.

We must slough off our sleepiness, victimization, cynicism, and resignation.

We need to wake up out of the trance that we don’t have the power to create a new reality for ourselves.

Bring meaning to your suffering by having the courage to take your healing into your own hands.

Together, we can rewrite the future– for ourselves and the women who will come after us.

Your Investment in Yourself

 

COURSE ONLY
$199

 

 

COURSE & 1 PRIVATE SESSION WITH SARA**
$349

 

**Private sessions are 1-hour over the phone or Skype. You will also receive the mp3 recording. Spaces are limited.

Having problems with your order? Email us here.

All payments are non-refundable. Our refund policy is firm.

No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If you need a scholarship, please email us here.

 

Sisters,

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

We’re ready for this. We can do this. We need to do this.

Not next month. Not next year. NOW.

If not now, when?

If not us, then who?

This is a reckoning. Our reckoning.

Let’s come together to birth a world where women everywhere can flourish in health, wholeness, and redemption during all seasons life….even after their abortions.

 

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