Module Durga Kali

MODULE DURGA KALI

Initiation
'Honor yourself as all women'
Role model | Mother | leader | mentor
"the Heroine's Journey"

February 1st – 11th 2020, BALI
– the Island of the 1000 temples 
PRICE:
1440 Dollars for 11 full days & hand out & online pdf teaching manual (payment plan upon request)

Module Durga is dedicated to her, the goddess who gives fearlessness, strength and courage being the dharmic spiritual heroine.

This module is dedicated to Durga, she who removes pain and suffering. Durga represents the archetype of motherhood, strength, courage, bravery, she who protects the people who follow universal values, leader & mentor. 

In honouring Durga we focus primarily on healthy and sacred initiation rites, ritualising every facet of ones life. We will look into healthy samskaras (sacred initiations and impressions from birth to death) in the Vedic Tradition. As well as women’s health in Ayurveda. 

Through 5 different ceremonies we will celebrate, re – celebrate or make up for those moments in our lives that maybe did not receive the attention that they would have deserved or needed in order to process the transitions. Rites of passage such as a birth ceremony, beginning of studies, from girl to woman, wedding as well as a death ceremony are meaningful ways to ritualise our journey as a human being. 

It gives a healthy self image, an ego that is well nourished, feels loved and wanted, one is a together person which is essential in order for me to be a healthy role model, an inspiring woman, a mother, a leader or a mentor. 

Supporting other women in their story, endeavour, creative expressions and diving deep into values in life, the meaning of love & motherhood in all aspects not only in relation to a baby as well as how we can be a contributor to our society through ones own project or Be Woman Project will also be part of this training. 

Dr. Sujatha Kekada Head Physician and Co- Founder of Amrtasiddhi in Ubud will join us for 3 days covering the 5 elements, Vata – Pitta – Kapha, constitution, hormones, menstrual cycle and related health issues, gynaecological conditions and related emotions and healing methods for that.

 

Module Durga is dedicated to her, the goddess who gives fearlessness, strength and courage being the dharmic spiritual heroine.

This module is dedicated to Durga, she who removes pain and suffering. Durga represents the archetype of motherhood, strength, courage, bravery, she who protects the people who follow universal values, leader & mentor. 

In honouring Durga we focus primarily on healthy and sacred initiation rites, ritualising every facet of ones life. We will look into healthy samskaras (sacred initiations and impressions from birth to death) in the Vedic Tradition. As well as women’s health in Ayurveda. 

Through 5 different ceremonies we will celebrate, re – celebrate or make up for those moments in our lives that maybe did not receive the attention that they would have deserved or needed in order to process the transitions. Rites of passage such as a birth ceremony, beginning of studies, from being a girl to be a woman, wedding as well as a death ceremony are meaningful ways to ritualise our journey as a human being. 

It gives a healthy self image, an ego that is well nourished, feels loved and wanted, one is a together person which is essential in order for me to be a healthy role model, an inspiring woman, a mother, a leader or a mentor. 

Supporting other women in their story, endeavour, creative expressions and diving deep into values in life, the meaning of love & motherhood in all aspects not only in relation to a baby as well as how we can be a contributor to our society through ones own project or Be Woman Project will also be part of this training. 

Dr. Sujatha Kekada Head Physician and Co- Founder of Amrtasiddhi in Ubud will join us for 3 days covering the 5 elements, Vata – Pitta – Kapha, constitution, hormones, menstrual cycle and related health issues, gynaecological conditions and related emotions and healing methods for that. 

 

 

In this course we will look into:

In this course we will look into:

Motherhood, Leader, Mentor, Role Model, Guide, Teacher

Values, Integrity, Sacred boarders, Non manipulation, karmic Module

Durga Kali Archetype – Sacred heroine archetype

Sanskrit Names of Durga, Durga Mantra & Reimagining Guided Meditations

Writing Ritual & daily “Sharing Circles” 

5 rites of passage (Birth, Initiation into studies, Menarche, Mother Blessing/Sacred marriage & Death ceremony)

Ayurveda – Women’s health with Dr. Sujatha

Be Woman Womb Yoga & Yoga Nidra 

Vedanta & Value Classes

Kali Dance 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Here is a description of the classes and also content. We hope to cover all of them, yet we want to also take the time needed for each process and allow the unfoldment of the training to be organic and natural according to the Devi’s needs. We ask for your understanding and heart to be open to receive as things are given and being unfolded. That is the way of the sacred feminine, ever in sacred symbiosis with what is. Of course if at any time, one Devi really doesn’t want to partake in any of the activities that is respected and honored but we encourage to trust the process and allow the heart to melt.

Rituals, Ceremonies – 

Mantras and guided meditation help us to manage our emotions, overcome fears and obstacles that hinder our natural loving expression in life.

This is a magical expression and participation mystique, a regression to the magical child yet this time with wisdom, understanding and depth.

Bhakti

It is an attitude that we will invite to reside in our hearts in and through every expression, practices and learning. When we see what we have, it goes to the infinite. Everything is given, including my body, mind, and sense complex. When this fact is assimilated, Devotion is natural.

Devi Classes

Here we learn about our essential nature, we learn that we are lovable and worthy just as we are. Through stories from the Vedic Mythology we find lots of inspiration and support in life. We learn that the body is a temple; we neutralize complexes and judgments around it. We find a source of help and support through the teachings of Vedanta and the sharing with other women.

Devi Circles

Devi circles are magical, at times scary because here we will share with each other our stories and also reveal ourselves. We will learn how to invoke courage and strength to express out loud what has been untold. For many carry shame, guilt, hurts, judgments and fears.

One of the best way to overcome them is to share and give voice to them and see that we are not alone. There is a background for it and there was helplessness. We can ask for help, we are worthy of it. We are ready to offer back what does not serve any longer. Based on different themes we will see how we have been conditioned and maybe holding on to wrong ideas and notions. In loving compassionate non-judgmental way we let them go and unlearn.

Puja

Puja is a Vedic ritual.  It is a prayer with offerings. In a Puja we sit in front of an altar. It can be an established altar where we deliberately and consciously superimpose the universal power onto an object of our preference. It can also be somewhere in nature, near the ocean, in the woods or on top of a mountain where we use the elements as our object of worship.

In a Puja, I, the individual, relates to the total, the whole. The whole represents all knowledge, all power, all pervasiveness. It is the giver of all fruits of action, the cause of the whole universe. In other words, it is the infallible order.

We look upon the whole universe, known and unknown, as a conscious being, that manifests as forms and names, all of which is considered to be sacred and is not to be taken for granted.

Through the puja, we express our gratitude and invoke help, guidance and blessings for the journey of life through prayers, mantras and offerings.

It is a way to sanctify and spiritualize ones life, either through daily puja and/or occasional puja for birth, birthdays, marriage, initiation into adulthood,  and death. Most anything can be celebrated and acknowledged through a puja ceremony.  

Meditation

We seek harmony, peace and well being. When we are in nature, we experience that satisfaction. When we look at the sun, at the sky, see the clouds, the birds, the mountains, the trees and animals we are accepting, at least in general. Yet when we meet and relate to people — mother, father, partner, sister and brother, employer — we find ourselves struggling, wanting them to behave in a certain manner.

We find ourselves wanting to change people, wanting to change the situation so that we can find that harmony again. It never works like that.

I have to find that satisfaction within myself, discovering that I am the very meaning of satisfaction.  I don’t need to change the world.  I can be accepting, compassionate, loving, caring and prayerful.

In meditation, we find harmony with what is. We find a place of spaciousness, accommodation and objectivity. We discover that, that place is myself, that there is always a place where I can rest and find solace and strength to face the many challenges of life.

A life of growth, of maturing and of gaining clarity about the truth of myself, the world and god.

Vedic Chanting

Mantras are specific prayers that have their origin in the Vedas. Chanting is a form of prayer, through which we can invoke the grace of the giver, who is the source of all knowledge and has all power.

Every action has a result and so do prayers. The result will be in the form of punyam, which is the unseen factor that helps to neutralize obstacles in our daily lives as well as grant us our wishes. Mantra chanting absorbs, integrates, heals, transforms and invokes blessings and protection.

Vedanta

Vedanta is the end portion of the Vedas that teaches Brahma Vidya, the knowledge of the limitless being, which is, according to the Upanishads, the Self.

Vedanta reveals that the nature of I is free from any limitation, it is one, non-dual being. The general understanding of the I is ‘I am limited’ time-wise, space-wise and knowledge-wise. It is because of this conclusion that I am struggling to become happy. This is what is referred to as ‘Samsara’.

In order to get out of that endless cycle of birth and death, I need to know my essential nature as free from death, free from change, free from any limitation whatsoever.

Vedanta says,
You are the whole, you are full and complete as you are.
You are everything you want to be already.
You are the gold in and through all the ornaments.
All you need is to know, to remove the darkness of ignorance, to know yourself as such.

That is Freedom, that is Moksha. That is what ultimately every being is searching for in life, freedom from pain and suffering, freedom from the sense of smallness and inadequacy.

We all want to be happy, at all times and in all places.

We cannot find that in the world, the world is changing, that is the wonder of this creation, of this life.

Therefore I have to look somewhere else. Somewhere I have not yet thought of so far, somewhere closer than the closest.

Myself. That is Vedanta.

Be Woman Womb Yoga & Yoga Nidra 

Be Woman Womb Yoga is a dedication to the Sacred Feminine body. A yoga practice created for the feminine body, with its sacred cycles, we recognise that a woman’s body is unique and special. Just like nature, it doesn’t have a structured shape. It is organic and changes every day throughout your monthly cycle.

 

Be Woman Womb Yoga recognises that a woman’s body has different needs that has to be cared for. When they are, Devi- woman, will feel more fulfilled, satisfied, in touch with herself and the world around her. She will be able to hold her emotional weather with more strength and manage her inner life. She will feel more relaxed, less stressed and know how and when to use her energy. She will have more vitality, stronger health and knowledge about how to navigate through life. A Homecoming to yourself and the heart of your feminine power.

 

This practice reconnects you to the womb or womb-space. The Womb is the seat of Prana Śhakti and through aware yoga practice, you can awaken her energies of creativity, self love and sensuality. It is the seat of a nourishing inner wisdom, and a symbolic connection to Devi.

The female source power- Yoni Śhakti carries the qualities of nourishment, wisdom, generosity and creativity. These qualities are accessed through developing a loving connection to our womb space.

Our main practices: 

Gentle Yoga with organic movements, to release tension, energise and connect to your womb and heart space. Gestures to greet the womb, coordinating breath with movement and body awareness will help you calm down and be more present in your body. Through Śhakti Bandhas (muscle activation in your pelvis), you can unlock the energies of your Yoni (the whole female genitalia; vulva + vagina + womb) -release tension and connect deeper to your own creative possibilities.

During Yoga Nidra you will have the chance to rest deeply and connect to your heart and womb. Nidra is a powerful healing practice that can release stored tension, tiredness, stress and emotions. It is a time when you can take a total break from life, as well as processing and releasing tension.

 

Ayurveda

5 Element – Five elements provide the foundation for the entire physical world. Ayurveda recognizes these elements–Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth—as the building blocks of all material existence.

Dosha – Doshas are biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. They govern all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment. Ayurveda is based on the principles of three Doshas. Doshas are the energies that make up every individual, which perform different physiological functions in the body.

Hormones – Hormones are like chemical messengers which travel throughout the body and coordinate complex processes such as growth, metabolism and fertility. Two of the most important female hormones are estrogen and progesterone. What are the functions of these two hormones and how to treat hormonal imbalances?

Menstrual cycle Understanding menstrual cycle, its importance, how to take care of our body and emotions during the cycle. Gynecological health condition and related emotions and how to heal.

Food and nutrition  How to choose right food for your constitution and science behind Ayurvedic nutrition. Using food as medicine.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Here is a description of the classes and also content. We hope to cover all of them, yet we want to also take the time needed for each process and allow the unfoldment of the training to be organic and natural according to the Devi’s needs. We ask for your understanding and heart to be open to receive as things are given and being unfolded. That is the way of the sacred feminine, ever in sacred symbiosis with what is. Of course if at any time, one Devi really doesn’t want to partake in any of the activities that is respected and honored but we encourage to trust the process and allow the heart to melt.

Rituals, Ceremonies – 

Mantras and guided meditation help us to manage our emotions and overcome fears and obstacles that hinder our natural loving expression in life.

This is a magical expression and participation mystique, a regression to the magical child yet this time with wisdom, understanding and depth.

Bhakti

It is an attitude that we will invite to reside in our hearts in and through every expression, practices and learning. When we see what we have, it goes to the infinite. Everything is given, including my body, mind, and sense complex. When this fact is assimilated, devotion is natural.

Devi Classes

Here we learn about our essential nature, we learn that we are lovable and worthy just as we are. Through stories from the Vedic Mythology we find lots of inspiration and support in life. We learn that the body is a temple; we neutralize complexes and judgments around it. We find a source of help and support through the teachings of Vedanta and the sharing with other women.

Devi Circles

Devi circles are magical, at times scary because here we will share with each other our stories and also reveal ourselves. We will learn how to invoke courage and strength to express out loud what has been untold. For many carry shame, guilt, hurts, judgments and fears.

One of the best way to overcome them is to share and give voice to them and see that we are not alone. There is a background for it and there was helplessness. We can ask for help, we are worthy of it. We are ready to offer back what does not serve any longer. Based on different themes we will see how we have been conditioned and maybe holding on to wrong ideas and notions. In loving compassionate non-judgmental way we let them go and unlearn.

Sacred Dance and Yoga help to process emotions, these practices are healing, strengthening, nourishing and simply beautiful.

Puja

Puja is a Vedic ritual.  It is a prayer with offerings. In a Puja we sit in front of an altar. It can be an established altar where we deliberately and consciously superimpose the universal power onto an object of our preference. It can also be somewhere in nature, near the ocean, in the woods or on top of a mountain where we use the elements as our object of worship.

In a Puja, I, the individual, relates to the total, the whole. The whole represents all knowledge, all power, all pervasiveness. It is the giver of all fruits of action, the cause of the whole universe. In other words, it is the infallible order.

We look upon the whole universe, known and unknown, as a conscious being, that manifests as forms and names, all of which is considered to be sacred and is not to be taken for granted.

Through the puja, we express our gratitude and invoke help, guidance and blessings for the journey of life through prayers, mantras and offerings.

It is a way to sanctify and spiritualize ones life, either through daily puja and/or occasional puja for birth, birthdays, marriage, initiation into adulthood,  and death. Most anything can be celebrated and acknowledged through a puja ceremony.  

Meditation

We seek harmony, peace and well being. When we are in nature, we experience that satisfaction. When we look at the sun, at the sky, see the clouds, the birds, the mountains, the trees and animals we are accepting, at least in general. Yet when we meet and relate to people — mother, father, partner, sister and brother, employer — we find ourselves struggling, wanting them to behave in a certain manner.

We find ourselves wanting to change people, wanting to change the situation so that we can find that harmony again. It never works like that.

I have to find that satisfaction within myself, discovering that I am the very meaning of satisfaction.  I don’t need to change the world.  I can be accepting, compassionate, loving, caring and prayerful.

In meditation, we find harmony with what is. We find a place of spaciousness, accommodation and objectivity. We discover that, that place is myself, that there is always a place where I can rest and find solace and strength to face the many challenges of life.

A life of growth, of maturing and of gaining clarity about the truth of myself, the world and god.

Vedic Chanting

Mantras are specific prayers that have their origin in the Vedas. Chanting is a form of prayer, through which we can invoke the grace of the giver, who is the source of all knowledge and has all power.

Every action has a result and so do prayers. The result will be in the form of punyam, which is the unseen factor that helps to neutralize obstacles in our daily lives as well as grant us our wishes. Mantra chanting absorbs, integrates, heals, transforms and invokes blessings and protection.

Vedanta

Vedanta is the end portion of the Vedas that teaches Brahma Vidya, the knowledge of the limitless being, which is, according to the Upanishads, the Self.

Vedanta reveals that the nature of I is free from any limitation, it is one, non-dual being. The general understanding of the I is ‘I am limited’ time-wise, space-wise and knowledge-wise. It is because of this conclusion that I am struggling to become happy. This is what is referred to as ‘Samsara’.

In order to get out of that endless cycle of birth and death, I need to know my essential nature as free from death, free from change, free from any limitation whatsoever.

Vedanta says,
You are the whole, you are full and complete as you are.
You are everything you want to be already.
You are the gold in and through all the ornaments.
All you need is to know, to remove the darkness of ignorance, to know yourself as such.

That is Freedom, that is Moksha. That is what ultimately every being is searching for in life, freedom from pain and suffering, freedom from the sense of smallness and inadequacy.

We all want to be happy, at all times and in all places.

We cannot find that in the world, the world is changing, that is the wonder of this creation, of this life.

Therefore I have to look somewhere else. Somewhere I have not yet thought of so far, somewhere closer than the closest.

Myself. That is Vedanta.

Be Woman Womb Yoga & Yoga Nidra 

Be Woman Womb Yoga is a dedication to the Sacred Feminine body. A yoga practice created for the feminine body, with its sacred cycles, we recognise that a woman’s body is unique and special. Just like nature, it doesn’t have a structured shape. It is organic and changes every day throughout your monthly cycle.

 

Be Woman Womb Yoga recognises that a woman’s body has different needs that has to be cared for. When they are, Devi- woman, will feel more fulfilled, satisfied, in touch with herself and the world around her. She will be able to hold her emotional weather with more strength and manage her inner life. She will feel more relaxed, less stressed and know how and when to use her energy. She will have more vitality, stronger health and knowledge about how to navigate through life. A Homecoming to yourself and the heart of your feminine power.

 

This practice reconnects you to the womb or womb-space. The Womb is the seat of Prana Śhakti and through aware yoga practice, you can awaken her energies of creativity, self love and sensuality. It is the seat of a nourishing inner wisdom, and a symbolic connection to Devi.

 

The female source power- Yoni Śhakti carries the qualities of nourishment, wisdom, generosity and creativity. These qualities are accessed through developing a loving connection to our womb space.

Our main practices: 

Gentle Yoga with organic movements, to release tension, energise and connect to your womb and heart space. Gestures to greet the womb, coordinating breath with movement and body awareness will help you calm down and be more present in your body. Through Śhakti Bandhas (muscle activation in your pelvis), you can unlock the energies of your Yoni (the whole female genitalia; vulva + vagina + womb) -release tension and connect deeper to your own creative possibilities.

 

During Yoga Nidra you will have the chance to rest deeply and connect to your heart and womb. Nidra is a powerful healing practice that can release stored tension, tiredness, stress and emotions. It is a time when you can take a total break from life, as well as processing and releasing tension.

Ayurveda

5 Element – Five elements provide the foundation for the entire physical world. Ayurveda recognizes these elements–Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth—as the building blocks of all material existence.

Dosha – Doshas are biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. They govern all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment. Ayurveda is based on the principles of three Doshas. Doshas are the energies that make up every individual, which perform different physiological functions in the body.

Hormones – Hormones are like chemical messengers which travel throughout the body and coordinate complex processes such as growth, metabolism and fertility. Two of the most important female hormones are estrogen and progesterone. What are the functions of these two hormones and how to treat hormonal imbalances?

Menstrual cycle Understanding menstrual cycle, its importance, how to take care of our body and emotions during the cycle. Gynecological health condition and related emotions and how to heal.

Food and nutrition  How to choose right food for your constitution and science behind Ayurvedic nutrition. Using food as medicine.

Faculty

See the presentation of our teachers below.

 

Faculty

See the presentation of our teachers below.

 

More info about Sharada
vaidika.org
bewomanproject.info

About Sharada

Sharada is a devoted and committed student and teacher of Vedanta and the Vedic Tradition for many years. She is originally from Switzerland – Philippines, living in Ubud, Bali since 10 years in a spiritual community. During summers she travels to Europe holding retreats and sacred gatherings.  

Sharada has studied Vedanta, Sanskrit, Meditation, Puja and Chanting with her revered teachers in the lineage of Swami Dayananda since 2010. Her teachers have blessed her to pass on the teachings and the beautiful devotional practices that help one to grow and find permanent happiness and security.

Her devotion shines through in all she offers, especially in mantra chanting, rituals and during women’s circles. Her background in Odissi Dance, which is a temple dance, has helped her own discovery of the sacred feminine profoundly. Sharada supports, holds and leads Women’s Circles & Trainings with all her heart, as they have been essential in her own emotional and spiritual growth.

About Sharada

Sharada is a devoted and committed student and teacher of Vedanta and the Vedic Tradition for many years. She is originally from Switzerland – Philippines, living in Ubud, Bali since 10 years in a spiritual community. During summers she travels to Europe holding retreats and sacred gatherings.  

Sharada has studied Vedanta, Sanskrit, Meditation, Puja and Chanting with her revered teachers in the lineage of Swami Dayananda since 2010. Her teachers have blessed her to pass on the teachings and the beautiful devotional practices that help one to grow and find permanent happiness and security.

Her devotion shines through in all she offers, especially in mantra chanting, rituals and during women’s circles. Her background in Odissi Dance, which is a temple dance, has helped her own discovery of the sacred feminine profoundly. Sharada supports, holds and leads Women’s Circles and Trainings with all her heart, as they have been essential in her own emotional and spiritual growth.

More info about Sharada
vaidika.org
bewomanproject.info

More info about Dr. Sujatha Kekada
amrtasiddhi.com

About Dr. Sujatha Kekada

Dr. Sujatha Kekada is the Head Physician and Co-Founder of Amrtasiddhi. She is a certified Ayurvedic doctor (B.A.M.S), who completed her degree in Karnataka, India. Before coming to Bali in 2004, Dr. Kekada worked as an Ayurvedic Doctor in one of the most respected and successful clinic in Kerala, South India. She has also practiced as Ayurvedic Consultant in Europe and at one of the top Health Retreats in Asia. Dr. Kekada’s deep knowledge of Ayurveda combined with her warm, intuitive and caring attitude has facilitated deep healing for many people. Applying not only Ayurveda but also Theta Healing in her approach, she is able to successfully address and assist with emotional aspects of healing as well. As a mother of two, Dr. Kekada can offer importsant advice for pre- and post natal care including appropriate medicines and treatments.

About Dr. Sujatha Kekada

Dr. Sujatha Kekada is the Head Physician and Co-Founder of Amrtasiddhi. She is a certified Ayurvedic doctor (B.A.M.S), who completed her degree in Karnataka, India. Before coming to Bali in 2004, Dr. Kekada worked as an Ayurvedic Doctor in one of the most respected and successful clinic in Kerala, South India. She has also practiced as Ayurvedic Consultant in Europe and at one of the top Health Retreats in Asia. Dr. Kekada’s deep knowledge of Ayurveda combined with her warm, intuitive and caring attitude has facilitated deep healing for many people. Applying not only Ayurveda but also Theta Healing in her approach, she is able to successfully address and assist with emotional aspects of healing as well. As a mother of two, Dr. Kekada can offer importsant advice for pre- and post natal care including appropriate medicines and treatments.

More info about Dr. Sujatha Kekada
amrtasiddhi.com

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Testimonial

This is one of the most important things I have given to myself. A life chancing experience. The Be woman project is so important and the team behind are all so dedicated with so much love and knowledge.  To have soul sisters all over the globe is a dream come true. Thank you all teachers and sisters. Im so proud to be a part of this. 


Yoga Teacher & Mother 
Wow what a women’s retreat we had together at Under The Banyan Tree, Sama Yoga centre in Penestanan, Ubud, hosted by the Be Woman Project. Nine days of ceremonies/ pujas for the rites of passage in a woman’s life has been immensely powerful to say the least. In fact its been utterly awe-inspiring. Five ceremonies from birth, initiation into education, first blood, marriage/committed relationship to death. It’s been like growing up again and more. The problem is we have lost some of these rites of passage in our modern world, or at least they have become fragmented. As modern life drives us on and we have less and less time and energy to pause and mark occasions. This has been my experience anyway so it was a great opportunity to go back over it and make some of these missed occasions for myself, and also learn and be inspired to create ceremonies like this in my own community.

Be Durga Kali 2019

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