Reversing Our “Curse” FAQ
Q: I’M FEELING FEAR AND RESISTANCE, BUT WANT TO JOIN. WHAT SHOULD I DO?A: I hear you, sister. The bigger the commitment, and the more aligned it is, the bigger the resistance will be. Honor the resistance. Listen to it. Pour it a cup of tea and chat with it. Inside your resistance is a friend — a message to help you to move forward. It may be saying things like, “Who do you think you are signing up for this?!” or “You’re so selfish to even consider this.” Resistance shows up to try to keep us small, to keep us the way that we are, all cozy in our comfort zones. We all know that real living is just at the edge of our comfort zone. We need to enter that edge in order to grow. What is the cost of staying in your comfort zone? If you stay where you are, will that allow you to become the woman you really want to be 2 years from now, 5 years from now? Fear and resistance mean it’s time for you to step up. By the end of the immersion, you’ll be much more comfortable following your heart, trusting yourself and aligning your life with your deepest values, rather than your Resistance or your Inner Critic. Let your Sacred Longings— not fear or resistance— take the lead here. Let your intuition make the decision to sign up.
Q: I’M HAVING TECHNICAL TROUBLE SIGNING UP.A: No problem. We can help. Just email my support team at [email protected] and they will get right back to you.
Q: I’M FAMILIAR WITH YOUR WORK, AND HAVE PARTICIPATED IN YOUR COURSES BEFORE. WILL THIS PROGRAM INCLUDE ENOUGH NEW MATERIAL TO MAKE IT WORTH MY WHILE?A: Yes, yes, YES. Inner Work is never complete, and unfolds along with us, our entire lives. Reversing Our “Curse” will meet and support you, exactly where you are. If you have already encountered my teachings, they will offer a strong foundation for this journey.
Q: DO I REALLY DESERVE THIS? CAN I REALLY JUSTIFY INVESTING IN MYSELF IN THIS WAY? AM I BEING SELFISH, SPOILED, AND SELF-INDULGENT?A: Let’s find out, together. I don’t have the answers to these questions, but your intuition does. So let’s ask HER:
- Check in with your body: How does the idea of participating in the Reversing Our “Curse” feel in your body ? Grounded and relaxed? Good but flutter, unknown, a little and exciting? Those are bodily signs of “YES.”
- Investigate where you skepticism is coming from: Is your deepest self having doubts you need to listen to? Or are your Inner Critic, Skeptic, Perfectionist, or Patriarch chiming in? Do these voices tell you you’re not good enough, you don’t deserve it, you don’t have the time, or that the circumstances aren’t EXACTLY right? If you have particular fears or worries, don’t shove them aside. Let them in. Write them down. Talk about them with someone. Bring them into the light and see what they’re really about. Are you afraid to grow? To change? What are you really afraid of? Are these fears wise signals that you want to heed? Or are they holding you back from what you truly want?
- Inquire: If you knew you couldn’t fail at this, that you’d have fun and evolve and expand so much as a result of your effort and participation— what would you do? What are your intentions for the coming year? What do you most long for? What matters most to you in your life? Does this feel aligned?
Q: HOW MUCH TIME AND ENERGY WILL EVERYTHING REQUIRE? WHAT IF IT’S TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE FOR ME?A: The 3 retreats are each 2 hours. Beyond that, you can listen to the guest teacher recordings and do the practices taught according to how much time you want to devote to this. Beyond that, it will be up to you to create the time and space to sit with, practice, and implement everything you are learning. You will also access to the materials for as long as they live on the web, if you wish to revisit them in the future. Truly: you can spend as little or as much time engaging with the program as works for you. Like most things, what you put in will be what you get out — but there is no “right” or required way to do this. Every woman will have their own rhythm. And everyone will be supported to find, nurture, and accept that rhythm … and flow with it. One of Sara’s core teachings is learning to find your own feminine rhythm and follow it in a way that serves you and everything you want to do and be. Sara will help guide and facilitate this exploration in many ways, including how we all show up in the course, itself. There is no “right way” to approach this. It’s about finding your right way and showing up fully for that. This is important, because “How we do anything is how we do everything.”
Q: CAN THIS HELP ME WITH MY CAREER? MY FINANCES? MY RELATIONSHIP?A: Yes. Completely. Radically. Yes. You see, most of us have things backwards. We focus on the “outside” things we want to change — when, in truth, real, lasting change is an inside job. Inner work is what will change your outer world. It starts inside, with you. Then it reverberates out. You want to make more money? Find your soulmate? Change careers? Start inside.
Q: IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF BODY-BASED MOVEMENT AND YOGA. I’M NOT VERY PHYSICAL, SO I’M NERVOUS. WILL I BE EMBARRASSED, OR NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO?A: The exercises you will be taught are gentle and yin-centered, meaning that they will work with any body type and level of physicality. Truly. You will sweat a little, shake a little, and get your heart rate up a little, but women of all ages and all health backgrounds have done my programs in the past without any problems. You will be challenged, but gently — while being well taken care of.
Q: I READ SARA’S BOOK THE WAY OF THE HAPPY WOMAN, AND LOVED IT. WOULD THIS PROGRAM BE AN APPROPRIATE NEXT STEP?A: Absolutely. Her courses are where you learn to LIVE these practices, to embody them more deeply, and to apply them to every area of your life. The Tent is where the rubber meets the road and the real change can happen, from the inside, out. It brings everything to life to have the support of a teacher, a community, and practices that connect you to your deepest self in a continual, daily way.
Q: I DON’T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH YOGA OR MEDITATION. CAN I STILL DO THIS?A: Yes. This is a great place to begin and learn yoga and/or meditation. And if you already have a practice, this program will support its deepening — in specifically feminine ways. We also encourage you to study at a yoga studio during this time, to receive in-person instruction to support your practice with us.
Q: I DON’T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH WOMEN’S WORK OR INNER WORK. CAN I STILL DO THIS?A: Yes. This is a fabulous introduction. It will lay a strong foundation, which you can build on for the rest of your life. And if you DO already have plenty of experience, the Reversing Our “Curse’ will deepen and broaden your work, in so many ways. There’s no better place to dive into this than here.
Q: CAN I TEST IT OUT BEFORE COMMITTING TO THE WHOLE PROGRAM? DO YOU HAVE ANY TRIAL PERIODS OF 30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEES?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. Please refer to our refund policy for a fuller explanation of our reasoning behind this. 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 SORT OF ONLINE PLATFORM IS THE PROGRAM HOUSED ON?A: We use a learning platform called Ruzuku. We love it because it truly simulates a live, learning experience. That’s where you’ll find the course materials, all clearly divided into the 3 retreats — so it’s easy for you to find and work through them sequentially. You can even “check off” each item after you’ve completed it, to make sure that you stay on track and organized. Our discussion forum is housed in a secret group on Facebook, where you’ll meet alumnae from all of our previous program. Welcome to your beautiful, peaceful online home. You can come here any time to press “re-set” and escape the busy-distracted-hustle-bustle of the online world … and feel safe and spacious enough to go deep and get vulnerable, real, and healed.
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 the Reversing Our “Curse”. (One of our themes is empowering you to make the online world sacred and spacious.) Our online, learning platform is simple and intuitive; and our virtual assistants are always there to help you, with loads of love, should you get stuck at any point.
Q: I DON’T LIVE IN THE US. WILL THIS WORK FOR ME?A: Yes! That’s part of the beauty of our online community. We welcome women from all over the world. In fact, our sisterhood is currently comprised of at least 50% of the women living outside of the U.S—in Turkey, Australia, Switzerland, Brazil, Canada, Dubai, Czech Republic, and more. We love and embrace diversity. And we make every effort to support your participation from different time zones: by providing recordings to our calls and retreats, as well as offering extensive, ongoing support online.
Q: WHO IS THIS FOR?A: We are a global, diverse, multi-generational, and eclectic sisterhood. We welcome and are enriched by women of all ages, seasons of life, sexual orientations, and corners of the world. The common thread binding us together is our commitment to live from our SHE (or Soul), and our willingness to take 100% responsibility for our lives and, in that, do the Inner Work required to live in full attunement and integrity with our Truth and wholeness.
Q: WHAT’S THE REFUND POLICY?A: Please read our no-refund policy here.
Q: WHY USE THE WORD "CURSE"?A: The reason why I call my immersion “Reversing Our "Curse", comes out of the many of thousands of women whom I work with who consider it to be just that. Statistics also show that 4 out of 5 women feel that their periods are just something they “put up with.” Those of us who consider our cycles to be blessings are a rarity. This course is named as such to meet women where they are. To acknowledge that they feel cursed by their cycles, and to lead them to the place that you and I have come to know–the tremendous beauty, power, clarity, creativity, and so much more that comes with loving our cycles and aligning our lives around them.
Q: IS THIS COURSE APPROPRIATE FOR MY DAUGHTER?A: Yes! I would love to have girls just entering and experiencing menarche be a part of this. Then they don’t need to “Reverse” their “Curse”–because they will, from the beginning, understand and honor their powerful womanhood hiding inside of their cycles.
Q: WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME IF I HAVE CYSTS, FIBROIDS, IRREGULAR CYCLES, CRAMPS, AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS WITH MY CYCLE?A: Yes. All of these require a multi-faceted, integrated approach. The teachings here feed our somatic and psycho-spiritual dimensions-- helping to heal at the energetic level first. The Way of the Happy Woman worked for me and has worked for thousands of women, around the world, over the past decade. We’ll use women’s yoga, meditation, nutrition, and lifestyle/mindset tweaks to help you align with your lunar cycles and heal. If your conditions are more severe, I recommend working with a licensed healthcare practitioner as well.
Q: I'M IN PERIMENOPAUSE OR MENOPAUSE. WILL THIS COURSE STILL WORK FOR ME?A: The short answer is YES! The longer answer is that the principles I’m teaching allow us to align our lives around our cycles (and the lunar cycles). Even if you’re not bleeding anymore, your energy and hormones still wax and wane with the moon. The more you harmonize and embrace these fluctuations, the happier and healthier you will be. Retreats #2 and #3 focus specifically on peri-menopause and menopause.
Q: WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION THAT'S NOT LISTED HERE?A: If you have a question you don’t see answered here, please email [email protected]
Q: WHERE DO I SIGN UP?A: If you’re ready to join Reversing Our “Curse” this year, head back over to the course page here.