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Your True Nature: A Month of Practices for Body, Mind, and Spirit

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Challenge Overview

The start of a new year is a great time to embrace compassion for yourself and enhance your self-care practices. Chelsey’s month-long, interactive mind-body-spirit program gives you a structure for those commitments and steady support throughout so you can put them front and center. You’ll also have opportunities to connect with Chelsey and ask her questions in real time!*

There are three to four sessions offered each week. You’ll receive journaling assignments, an introductory meditation practice and guidance for practicing on your own, yoga classes and topics for deeper self-study. Along the way, Chelsey inspires you with poetry, questions for self-reflection, and visualization exercises to help you connect with the beauty of nature. To deepen your mind-body-spirit connection, Chelsey weaves the themes you’ll explore into breath-infused yoga classes—you’ll move intuitively, you’ll sweat, and you’ll rest.

Over 14 sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Tap into your present moment feelings and write about them in a free-form way with the homework assignments Chelsey gives you

  • Establish or recommit to a meditation practice (Beginners are welcome and supported!)

  • Do creative, flowing yoga sequences 

  • Get outside in nature

  • Consider how you nourish yourself and the people in your life

  • Learn to practice self-affirmation

  • So, take a deep breath, set aside your strategic mind, and express yourself with this program that’s all about returning home to you.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Challenge Outline

2hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • Journal

  • Chelsey welcomes you to the program, shares a personal story about what inspired her to create it, and gives you an overview of what to expect over the next four weeks.
  • In this first session, Chelsey tells you how to set up your space—your soul station—so that you’ll feel anchored and ready to start the program. She also offers a few ideas for how to set up your schedule so that you can fully commit to this practice.
  • Chelsey gives you suggestions about how to set up a comfortable seat for your meditation practice and then guides you through a supportive practice where you’ll be encouraged to accept whatever is present for you right now.
Section 2
  • In this yoga class, you’ll blend flowing movement with held poses as you use your breath to establish a rhythm and deepen your experience. Get ready move through creative variations of side bends, twists, and hip openers; do a dynamic and empowering warrior ll to goddess to half moon flow; fire up your core with an activating supine sequence; relax with sweet wind-down stretches; and more.
Section 3
  • Chelsey gives you your first journal assignment and grounding prompts to help you get started.
Section 4
  • In the first session of week two, Chelsey reads a poem for inspiration, invites you to think of your body as a guide, and gives you a freeing experience-based assignment for this week.
Section 5
  • In this grounding and strengthening yoga practice, Chelsey encourages you to connect to your body— to a “deeper knowing.” You’ll begin with two supported hip-openers so you’ll feel prepared for an activating hip- and core-opening flow. You’ll also do a navasana (boat pose) focussed sequence that incorporates standing balance work and plow pose, a standing split sequence, a series of hip-opening backbends, activating supine hip work, and more. Props: blocks, blanket
Section 6
  • Journal Assignment: Alive in My Body

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Section 7
  • We’ve all had moments when we’ve been struck by the beauty of nature. In this session, Chelsey gives you an assignment that involves getting out into nature so you can experience your connection to the greater web of life and the impact it has on you, and offers practical ways to fit this activity into your schedule.
Section 8
  • This whole-body yoga practice begins with a warm-up and a guided reflection about your experiences in nature this week. After that, you’ll move through a core-strengthening sequence that integrates hamstring opening, backbending, and forward folding. You’ll also do a warrior l backbending flow; hollow push ups; and a sequence at the wall that includes deep hip flexor stretches, inversions, side bends, forward bends, viparita karani (legs up the wall), and more. At the end of class, lean against the wall peacefully as Chelsey guides you through an inspirational nature visualization. Props: blanket,...
Section 9
  • Continuing with the theme of nature and self-evolution, Chelsey shares another poem and gives you a reflective journaling assignment for the end of week three.
Section 10
  • After recapping what you’ve worked on in the first three weeks of this program, Chelsey gives you another reflective journaling assignment where you’ll focus on how you interact with the world around you.
Section 11
  • This class begins with a centering reflection where you’ll connect with the theme of nourishing others that you’re exploring in this week’s journaling assignment. After that, you’ll do a seated warm-up before revisiting many of the hip-opening movements and sequences from week one’s yoga class. You’ll also move through a wild thing to lizard to skandasana (side lunge) flow, explore “dolphin dog” or a pincha mayurasana (forearm stand) variation, and more. The practice winds down with a guided savasana where Chelsey returns to the theme of being kind to others. Props: blocks
Section 12
  • Self-affirmation is the theme of this session. Chelsey invites you to reflect on some of the writing you’ve done and gives you the final assignment in the program: to write a “fierce love letter” to yourself.
  • In this final session, Chelsey shares a poem about embracing the questions and the ability to reflect that life offers us.

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