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8 Steps to Prepare For These Changing Times

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In this blog, Raven gives you some powerful tools to prepare and adapt to these changing times. We hope they offer you some peace and remembering of your true, Divine nature in times of fear, doubt and challenge.

1. MASSAGE YOUR BELLY, UP THE SIDES AND TOWARDS YOUR HEART WITH A DECENT AMOUNT OF PRESSURE. BREATHE, MOVE AND SOUND.

Touching your body, breathing deeply, moving and sounding is going to support you to release tension, stress, fear and anxiety.

Ask yourself: “How am I feeling?”  The initial response is likely to be somewhat general, such as “scared,” “anxious,” or “shocked.”  Then really notice the bodily sensations associated with how you are feeling.  Find words in your mind to describe them.

Next and most importantly, breathe into those sensations without resistance.

Give the sensation a sound.  Give the emotion a sound.  Whilst still bringing firm massage like touch to the middle of your body.

Relax, allow and let go, remaining as present as possible.  Really take the opportunity to relax into your emotions, allowing them completely so that any stuck energy in your body can be released.

Touch, Breath, Sound and Movement release huge amounts of stress in the body and bring about great healing.

Keep rubbing your belly in a clockwise direction and repeat the words, “I’m safe. I’m safe. I’m safe.”

Hold space for yourself and love yourself enough to pay attention to how you feel.  This is a practice and a path of direct experience and it also allows us to clear all the barriers that we have built against self-love.  Please refer to the blog “The Emotional Body as a Gateway for Metamorphosis” for more information and tips on expressing, releasing and discharging difficult emotions and stress.

2. BREATHE FULLY AND DEEPLY

Lungs are the organ affected by coronavirus so we need to breathe!  In Chinese medicine it is also where our emotions sit, so we want to breathe our bodies open in a relaxed way and allow ourselves to feel whatever we are feeling.

It is so important to breathe fully in normal times, let alone now with all of this added stress.  Breathing fully oxygenates the brain and body which will help you to recharge, reduce stress and anxiety, relax and sleep better, feel more grounded and feel safer in these challenging times.

You want to begin by focusing on the rise and fall of your belly.

With every inhale, allow your belly button to expand outwards and fill with air, like a balloon blowing up.  With every exhalation, allow your belly button to fall towards your spine to push the air out and empty your belly.

Most people are accustomed to stress breathing or chest breathing.  That is, shallow, upper chest breathing which is part of a typical stress response and is usually accompanied by one or more of the following: tight jaw, raised and/or collapsed shoulders and self-protection mechanisms in communication.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who are in a permanent stress response and therefore, chest breathing all the time.  This is only intensifying at the moment and putting huge amounts of stress on the immune system which is the last thing we need right now!

This stress response becomes significantly reduced as soon as you breathe using your diaphragm.  This is because abdominal breathing helps to calm the nervous system and encourages the body to relax and allow.

Once you are belly breathing (and this may take some time) you can lay down for some deeper breath work if you feel called.  Trust your body.

You can now continue belly breathing, but introduce a two-part breathing practice without any pauses.  

With no pauses between inhale and exhale, flow the breath into the nose and out of the mouth with sound.  Also allow a slight wave through your body where your belly is ballooning out into the heart.  So, there is a two-part inhalation.  First into the belly, then into the heart.  You are then exhaling out an open mouth, with sound, and without pausing.

By breathing this way, you will now naturally begin to release physical tension, stress and anxiety.  Then, as you keep breathing and relaxing more into the exhale, you will release deeper fear, sadness, worry etc.  Your body may tingle, you may feel uncomfortable, you may wonder where all this emotion comes from – just keep relaxing and breathing.

Remember, it all starts with the breath!  The breath is what will give you a felt sense of what it’s like to stay with emotions rather than avoiding them or distracting from them which is paramount in these changing times.  It will create the safety you need to feel at home in your body in a time when external safely and security is fast dissolving.

You can also watch a demonstration of proper diaphragmatic breathing on the Embodied Awakening Academy YouTube channel here:  The Importance of Breath

3. PLACE YOUR ATTENTION ON YOUR HEART

No matter what is arising, bring your attention to your heart and hold your focus there on whatever is happening in your heart. There may be a lot of grief and longing in this time of uncertainty. There may also be love and a deeper appreciation of what really matters.  Focus on your heart and allow whatever is there.  It sounds simple, and it is, but once you learn the skill involved, it is also deeply profound. We can all feel what is in our hearts, and we do, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. What we don’t understand are the subtitles of attention that are involved to activate the beautiful alchemy of the heart.

Bringing our attention to our heart, and simply focusing on what is happening there, makes it possible to directly experience life as it is, to be in the present moment, and to meet ourselves in our own precious hearts, no matter what we are feeling in any given moment. This practice also offers a profound level of healing for our deepest fears. We can feel what’s real in our vulnerable hearts underneath the story…the stab of losing our sense of security, the fear of isolation, the longing to find certainly and feel safe…it’s all there is in our hearts to be seen and felt so we that we can stay open rather than contracting and “shutting down” internally.  Just because the external world is shutting down, we don’t have to shut ourselves down!  Stay open!

We can also of course, feel gratitude, joy and expansion in our hearts.  This is more likely when we feel those we love, appreciate being alive, make the most of each moment and focus on the gifts of these changing times.

When we get out of our heads and into our hearts, we cultivate a practice of heart-centric living instead of head-centric. Amazing changes occur within our hearts when we begin to get really present with what lies there, so that the healing of painful emotional states occurs and we open to the silence and peace of our essential nature.  Focusing on the heart can be a meditation in itself.  I love putting on beautiful mantra and just focusing on my heart with breath sound and movement.  So beautiful and a portal into what’s authentically going on. You can read our most recent blog, “The Healing Power of Sound” for more ideas on how to work with sound as a healing modality and to connect more deeply with the heart.

At the moment, whilst there are huge changes going on in my life and my decisions are having a big impact on my family and clients, focusing on my heart is the one thing that is bringing me back to peace and helping me to see things clearly.  I can check in…“Is this decision made from my heart? Is it imbued with love and presence? …Yes…ahhhhhh, ok then I trust.  It will all work out.”

At first it is helpful to use this practice as a meditation where you set time aside each day or several times a day to focus on the heart.  Eventually you will begin to automatically drop your attention into your heart, even when you are not sitting in meditation. When you are conversing, when you are cooking and cleaning, when you are with children, family, friends, when you are making love.  It is a living, breathing meditation that becomes a path to living love. This is not spiritual bypass, as the purpose and possibility here is to feel everything fully, as it is, whatever it is, without having your attention split between feeling and the story line going on in the mind.  It is also a very practical practice, in that we can focus on our hearts anywhere, anytime, without formal sitting. Before long, we can meet the mundane, the holy, the light and the dark with grace beyond imagining.

Take time each day to focus on what you are grateful for. Bring awareness to the privileges you still have. For example, clean water, nourishing food, loved ones, sunshine, your creativity. Whatever it is, now more that ever, bring awareness to what you are grateful for, from your heart space.

4. HAVE A MEDITATION PRACTICE EVERY DAY WHERE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO CONNECT WITH SELF/SPIRIT/GOD.

There are so many different styles of meditation, including using the heart focus practice described above.  Here is another one that I use to really clear that central column so that I can feel safe and open, especially if I am feeling really frazzled and off balance.  It includes beautiful affirmations that you can breathe into your body. You may want to adopt it as a framework, however it is important that your meditation practice resonates with YOU.

We also recently recorded a live YouTube recording of this meditation, available here, if you wish to watch and practice along with us.

You can also read our blog, “Developing A Daily Practice” for more guidance on this.

CHAKRA MEDITATION

By moving through the chakras you can feel which chakra is holding any blockages which makes it easier to release what no longer serves and bring more power to what does.

Allow your body to relax and let your arms rest loosely at your side. Breathe deeply and feel yourself relax as you do so. Allow your breath to become deeper and more even, relaxing with every breath.

Allow yourself to become more relaxed with every breath you take and as you do release all the cares in your life, letting go of your thoughts allowing your mind to become quiet and still.  Breathe down the front of your body, front of your spine, listen, notice, watch.  Pause at the end of the inhalation for 4-5 seconds then breathe out the back of the spine, out the crown to infinity.  Keep going with this breath as you breathe into each of the chakras.

Imagine a red flower bud at the base of your spine. As it starts to open see that it is vibrant and full of life energy. This joins you to the earth and her energy. This flower is the basis of our everyday existence. It promotes self-love and care of you.  Say the words, “I have everything I need.  I am grounded, stable and safe.  I trust the Great Mother and the Great Father.  I trust in Divine Flow.”

Now move your attention along the spine to the lower abdomen to about two inches below the navel and imagine an orange flower bud in this area. As it starts to open see that it is the core of your emotions. The energy from this flower allows you to feel whatever you are feeling without judgment – just give whatever you are feeling absolute acceptance.  Acceptance helps to provide peace and balance in your life.  Also feel the flow of harmonious relating and empowered sexuality.  Let go of any fear, guilt and shame you have around your emotional body and your desires as you exhale out the back of your spine.  Say the words “Its ok to feel my sadness, anger, grief and longing.  It’s also ok for me to feel desire, pleasure and excitement”.

Now move your attention along the spine to the base of the rib cage to the area of your solar plexus. Imagine a yellow flower bud starting to open and as it opens you see the energy that flows from it. This is the energy of your power. Breathe and feel the beauty of your unique soul essence.  Feel confidence and self-assurance radiating.  Breathe out any self-defeating or limiting beliefs.  Say the words “I make empowered choices.  I feel calm, confident and at ease”.

Now move your attention along your spine to the area of your heart. Imagine a beautiful green flower bud starting to unfurl and feel the love that pours fourth from it. This is the spring of the love that you have, the love that fills all that you are and all that you do. Allow yourself to feel this love, and know that it keeps you warm in its care.  Open to receiving and giving this love.  Say the words “I AM LOVE. I appreciate the love that surrounds me.  I choose to move with love and not fear.  Love is my greatest protection”.

Moving your attention on along the spine to the throat area, imagine a blue flower bud opening. This is the opening of your inner influence, your guidance to sincerity, truthfulness and understanding. Take time to listen to this voice and it will guide you.  Breathe out the need to please or spend all your time talking about the coronavirus.  Breathe in the relief and joy of authentic heart centered communication.  Say to yourself “I choose empowered, loving, kind words.  I choose to sound how I feel and express and release my emotions.  Singing is going to connect me to love and truth”.

Now moving your attention up into your head to the centre of your brow, see the indigo flower bud that starts to unfurl as its petals open become, aware of the presence of your own spirit. In the energy that comes from the opening petals you become strong and more aware of your intuition.  Say the words, “I trust the power of my intuition” as you breathe in and as you breathe out, release any self-doubt.

Rising up now to the top of your head a white tipped violet flower bud is opening and the energy flowing from it flows upwards, connecting you with the highest guidance. You find yourself becoming aware and accepting that you are guided in all that you do. Let the love and light of Spirt bathe your body, healing the your mind, your heart and your life.  Feel the power of golden or white light pouring into you through the top of your head.  This divine alchemical elixir now pours down through the top of your head, through your brain, down through your neck, relaxing the muscles of your face, traveling down into your torso, filling your heart, your lungs, your abdomen, your spleen, down your arms, into your legs, into every place in your body, every cell…receiving this light, receiving this healing, replacing all resistance of body, of mind, of spirit, of feeling…with total acceptance…all dis ease now melting away…all cellular functioning reviving and rejuvenating on this day.  Say the words “The Divine pours through me, healing my mind, my body and my life of all that no longer serves.”

Your whole body is full and surrounded with the energy from your chakras. At this moment you are aware of the core of each chakra. Pay attention to any physical feeling this may be in the form of flutters in your stomach, earache, stiffness in your back or other aches.  Watch, observe, BE present.

Ask empowering questions:  What needs to change in my life?  What will create safety?  What do I truly desire?  How can I make more empowered choices for my emotional, spiritual and physical health?  How can I love deeper?  What creates meaning in my life? What is my intuition telling me?

Now surrender to the Grace of Spirit.  Surrender who you are, surrender this day, whatever it looks like. (Read The Gift of Surrender blog for more). Trust. Open your heart to all living things.  Give thanks for this day, this new chance, this new opportunity at life.  For the relationships that are good and peaceful, give thanks and commit to participate even more fully, even more compassionately, to be an even greater conduit of love. Now call to mind who you are not in good relationship with.  The people who trigger you, who have hurt you or who you are in conflict with.  Feel the burdens in your heart. Now see if you can allow the feeling of forgiveness to move through your heart.  Not just forgiveness toward them, but also forgiveness toward yourself.

Say to yourself:  May the light of Spirit fall upon me, fill every part of my being so that I may be a light unto others.  Where I journey today, may I know that this is holy ground.  May every encounter be a holy encounter.  May this day be blessed and may I be blessed so that I may be a blessing.  May more internal freedom enter my life as the illusion of external freedom dissolves around me. May I be blessed with health to my body and graciousness to my heart.  On this day and every day, may heaven come closer to earth for me and for all human kind.

If you only have a shorter moment available to you, it can still be incredibly powerful to imagine yourself grounded in golden light. Imagine this golden light radiating throughout your body. throughout the day.

5. LET GO AND TRUST DIVINE FLOW

What if we believed there was a divine order to things?  When we consciously choose to trust the flow, we connect to Spirit.  We begin to realize that there is a force that is holding everything together without our conscious control.  We become much closer to God by trusting in the flow and journey, rather than trying to trust the things that we think we can count on or know. Nature knows how to do everything without our interference, even when she has manifested a virus to initiate more awakening on the planet.

The more we let go and trust a bigger “plan” or divine order to things – the more our actions will support and manifest the greatest path and experience of Spirit. What if we could see  the working of Spirit moving through the planet right now – giving us what we need but not necessarily what we want – loving us, caring for us, protecting us. What if we believed that we could relax, trust in the force that moves the universe, believe that the universe knows what it’s doing and is on our side.

Our attempts to direct this force or resist it only interferes with the flow of our own life force energy whereas our willingness to relax into it, allows it to work on our behalf. To relax, to feel the love in our heart and surrender is to stop struggling, questioning and trying to figure things out, or be in a hurry to plan our futures. It is clearly time to pause and let go of planning, controlling or even knowing what the hell is going on.

Loving presence and surrender is what matters more than anything else if we are to find internal safety and freedom.

I am not referring to the freedom or safety that depends on anything external to us.  I am referring to the safety and freedom which is here all the time!!  When we feel safe and we feel free without needing anything on the outside to provide that, we become present with love.

To be present with Love is to be with Spirit. To be with Spirit is to hear an ancient melody that awakens the great forgetting. The great forgetting that we are Love. Think of someone that you love right now. Feel the love. That feeling is accessible in any given moment whether a particular person is here or not. It is the feeling of love that we need to focus on more than anything right now.

Take this opportunity to go into spiritual labour, giving birth to more love, safety and freedom!

6. SPEND TIME IN NATURE

Make real contact with the environment you’re living in. Be Aware of it and stay in tune with Her. She feels you! Go outside, find a quiet place in nature somewhere and surrender yourself to Mother Earth. Share your sorrows, your fears, your dreams and allow her to be there for you. She will caress and nourish you. Allow yourself these magical healing moments. Being in nature is so restorative, so beautiful and gives us direct contact to God and Goddess.  If we cannot feel and see the reflection of God in the miracle of a flower, in the miracle of the ocean, a tree, the sun, the moon…then where? Nature gives us a beautiful gateway to Remember.

7. TRUST YOUR SOUL

Finally, walk your authentic Soul Path with Courage without the need for applause or approval.  Listen to your heart and become attuned to your own passions and super powers and trust that this time is an opportunity to discover what you are here to transmit into the world.  Feel the unique Divine Spark that is your Soul. In that place there is no fear. There is no uncertainty. There is only clarity and purpose. It’s where you connect with your essence and where darkness only births more light, so that love can flow freely.

Most people imagine themselves to be separate from God, from each other, and from everything else that is. In truth, we are all intrinsically connected with everything – including that which we call God, Divinity or Spirit.  I hope this blog helps you to Remember. Namaste.

8. USE THIS TIME TO FILL YOUR MIND WITH WHAT EMPOWERS YOU, NOT WITH WHAT STRESSES YOU EVEN MORE! 

Although it may be tempting to overwhelm yourself with the copious amounts of information flying at us right now by scrolling, trying to find the latest news updates or talking incessantly about the coronavirus, there are more conducive ways to look after yourself and those you love.  Yes, find sources of intelligent information but also take care of what you put into your mind!

Put on inspiring audios, courses and talks!  We can’t attend classes, workshops or retreats at the moment but we can make our home a retreat space.

To support you in this, we want to give you 50% off all our online courses:

Ignite your Power – This will reset and ground your nervous system so you can stay in your power no matter what is going on around you

Relationship Tantra – This will ensure you are maintaining harmonious, loving relationships even in the most challenging of times

Sacred Sexuality – This will help to connect to your heart and pleasure so that you can raise your vibration and recharge utilizing life force energy

In these courses you will explore how to awaken to the love, safety and freedom that already exists within you.

You will alternate between passionate discourse, powerful practices and guided meditations to embody every teaching.

By the end of each course, you will discover a deeper current of bliss, ease and joy within you, revolutionizing the way you feel about yourself, your power, your relationships and your sexuality.

For the next month at least, we are offering 50% off all our online courses when you enter the discount code: 50SPECIAL

Please follow this link to take advantage of our SPECIAL November OFFER: https://embodiedawakeningacademy.com/online-courses/

It’s time to go deep friends. And we are here with you and for you on this beautiful, difficult journey.

 

We hope this blog provides you with some love, solace and guidance through these times.

In Joy and Love,

Raven and the Embodied Awakening Team

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The materials on the Academy’s website and learning platforms are provided ‘as is’. The Academy makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, the Academy does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Purchase Agreements

  • This purchase is non-refundable + you are trusting your desire to be involved.
  •  If you are using a payment plan, you are obligated to pay every quarter (3 months).
  • The results you experience will come from your own effort and motivation. We do not guarantee results or earnings as a result of doing this training … although we are quietly confident this will change your life and we wholehearted welcome people that are passionate and energised about doing this work.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

This program is a deep dive container, and like any formal study program, there is a strong atmosphere of commitment. This work goes deep, and you will be undergoing a strong transformation process which requires dedication and time.

Therefore, there are no refunds just because you change your mind – regardless of when you choose to withdraw from the training.

For that reason, it is essential that you conduct your research and confirm that you are ready to undertake this work before you enrol.

You understand that once you have paid your deposit, you have committed to doing the work and paying for the full program.

Payment plans are offered to assist you in making this investment in your personal or business growth. You are required to complete payment in full, even if you choose to withdraw from the program while on a payment plan.

If you are prevented from participating in one of our programs due to extraordinary circumstances beyond your control, please contact us to discuss your situation. You may apply for a credit note up to 2 weeks before the training program commences, which may be granted at our sole discretion.

Credit may only be applied to an equivalent program and must be used within 24 months.

In addition, while we will endeavour to never cancel a Training, if Embodied Awakening Academy cancels a Training before or during a training, due to circumstances both within our direct control, or for any reasons or circumstance outside of our control, including but not limited to: acts of God (e.g. volcanic eruption, extreme weather Trainings, viral pandemic), war, terrorism, change of laws and regulations, political and/or social unrest, then you are entitled to:

  • A transfer of your full Training payment amount, as credit towards either a scheduled or a future similar Training within two (2) years of the original Training date, subject to availability.
  • If we cancel a Training part way through, you may request a partial credit note of at the relevant “percentage of completion” (i.e., if 6 months into a 12 month training, you receive a 50% credit note).

In all cases, Embodied Awakening Academy is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled Training such as loss of work, and/or other costs associated with your participation.

Code Of Conduct

Embodied Awakening Academy believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, caste, or social class, among other identifying characteristics.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant, student, teacher, contractor and Academy team member behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all persons involved with the Academy to help us realize a safe and positive environment for everyone.

Expected Behavior:

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your fellow participants. Alert the Academy Support Team if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create this learning space and make it your own.

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any participant.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual content; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate contact and/or communication, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated by any person involved in the Academy.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a person engages in unacceptable behavior, the Academy may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from our platforms and programs without warning or refund.

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify the Academy Support Team as soon as possible.

You can do this via email training@embodiedawakeningacademy.com

Respectful Communication

In addition, we reserve the right to delete any comments on our websites, training platforms or social media accounts which are rude, offensive or which we deem to be unacceptable. Please stick to respectful communication.

Grievance Procedure

If you feel that there is any problem with our services, or you experience an incident of concern, please let us know within 7 days. We are keen to understand what has gone wrong if you are unhappy so that we can address your concerns and try to find a mutually acceptable solution.

You can do this via email training@embodiedawakeningacademy.com

Dispute Resolution

If you or we have any concerns arising out of these terms or your participation in one of our trainings, we agree that we shall communicate with the intention of making a genuine effort to seek a win/win solution and resolve any dispute by negotiation and discussion.

Please send an email to training@embodiedawakeningacademy.com to begin the process.

If we are unable to resolve a dispute by negotiation and discussion within 14 days, we agree to proceed to mediation with the assistance of an independent accredited mediator, seeking online dispute resolution or mediation by telephone. 

 The mediator is to be appointed by agreement between us or, failing agreement within 21 days of the negotiation period ending, the person initiating the dispute will seek the appointment of a dispute resolution professional.

 We agree to share all the costs of mediation equally between us.

We agree that neither of us will commence legal action until, in the opinion of the independent mediator, the potential for negotiation and mediation have been exhausted, except where urgent interlocutory relief such as an injunction is required.

Mutual Non-disparagement

Everyone participating in our Training or using our services undertakes that they will not publicly or privately disparage us or anyone associated with us, and will act in good faith to refrain from any conduct or communication which might reasonably be expected to interfere with our business or personal interests. We make a reciprocal promise to you.

 Any negative public discussion or comments made about us will be considered defamatory, negative, or otherwise damaging, and will be the subject of compensation in any mediation or litigation claim.

Prior Medical Condition Responsibility And Waiver

Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and training support staff are there to support you and provide you with a premium Training experience. Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff are not to be relied on in place of your current health care professional or medical doctor while participating in the Training.

On choosing to enrol in a Training you assume personal responsibility to manage your current physical or mental health condition while engaging in the Training. Full disclosure of your current medical situation including but not limited to all relevant treatments and medications to Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff prior to the Training and any changes occurring during the Training period must be communicated.

Revisions And Errata

The materials appearing on the Academy’s website and learning platforms may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Academy does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The Academy may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The Academy does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

Right To Make Changes

The Academy may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. By using this website and/or learning platform, you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to the Academy’s website shall be governed by the laws of the Academy Owner’s home jurisdiction without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the Academy collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “Student”) of the Academy. This Privacy Policy applies to the Academy and all Courses offered by the Academy.

Personal identification information:

We may collect personal identification information from Students in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Students enroll in the Academy or a Course within the Academy, subscribe to a newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available in our Academy. Students may visit the Academy anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Students only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Students can refuse to supply personal identification information but doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain Academy related activities.

How we use collected information:

The Academy may collect and use Students’ personal identification information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service. Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Students as a group use the services and resources provided in our Academy.

To send periodic emails.  We may use Student email addresses to send Students information and updates pertaining to their order. Student email addresses may also be used to respond to Student inquiries, questions, or other requests

Sharing your personal information:

We do not sell, trade, or rent Student personal identification information to others.

Third party websites:

Student may find advertising or other content in our Academy that link to the websites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these websites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Academy. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Student, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

The Academy has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage Students to frequently check this page for any changes. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms:

By enrolling in the Academy, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not enrol in the Academy. Your continued enrolment in the Academy following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Tantra Practitioner Training Payment Plan Terms, Conditions & Schedule

By agreeing to the Payment Plan Terms, Conditions and Schedule, you are agreeing to pay the training fee in 4 equal instalments (your total fee amount divided by 4).

The first payment acts as a deposit that secures your place in the training, and the following 3 payments occur every 3 months from the date of payment, for a total of 9 months.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Payment #1 (deposit payment): This payment will be charged immediately on purchase, any time prior to the program commencing to secure the client’s place in the program.  Program commences on 1st March.  
Payment #2: Three months days from initial payment date
Payment #3: Six months days from initial payment date
Payment #4: Nine months days from initial payment date

The following terms and conditions apply to this purchase:

‘The Owing Party’ refers to the client purchasing the training.

‘The Owed Party’ refers to Embodied Awakening Academy LLC.

1. Reasonable Belief

The Owing Party reasonably believes it can pay the Owed Party without further interruption.

2. Method of Payment

Payments shall be made to the Owed Party via automatic debit from the card that the Owing Party provides details for at the time of initial purchase via the Embodied Awakening Academy website.

It is the Owing Party’s responsibility to ensure that they have sufficient funds available in anticipation of each future charge. If they need to change their card details, it is their responsibility to contact the Embodied Awakening Academy at least seven (7) days before a payment is due.

3. No Refund Policy

This deposit and the payment plan is non-refundable. If you change your mind or withdraw for any reason, you are still obliged to continue to meet your payments, meaning you must complete your payment plan in full and you will not be given a refund of any kind.

4. Remaining Payments, Failures & Notifications

Remaining payments will be automatically deducted from the Owing Party’s credit card details, as entered at deposit purchase. Whilst the Owing Party cannot cancel or delete their credit card details as it is linked to their subscription, they can add an alternate payment method (i.e., update credit card details) in the payment system via their user dashboard.

In the event that the Owing Party fails to make any payments in accordance with the Payment Plan by the due date, the payment system will retry the payment five times, at the following intervals:

  • 12 hours after initial failure
  • 1 day after initial failure
  • 2 days after initial failure
  • 4 days after initial failure
  • 7 days after initial failure

After all attempts have been exhausted, the Order Status will change from pending to cancelled, and the Payment Plan/Subscription Status will change from pending to on-hold.  The Owing Parties’ access to the online training will then be paused indefinitely.

In the event that the Owing Party anticipates that they cannot make a payment by a payment due date, it is their responsibility to contact the Owed Party. These payment terms are absolute and final, however we also take a compassionate approach, so if there is a legitimate emergency requiring you to renegotiate a payment due date, please contact our team and this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis (training@embodiedawakeningacademy.com).

5. No Modification Unless in Writing

No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless in writing and agreed upon by both Parties. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

GENERAL WAIVER

This Event (workshop/course/retreat) is for educational purposes only. The Embodied Awakening Academy (EAA) and our subsidiaries, owners, principals, directors, executives, employees, staff, or agents are not mental health professionals, licensed medical practitioners, doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, or other professionally licensed health care providers or professionals. The material related to the Event will not treat or diagnose any disease, illness, or ailment and if you should experience any such issues you should seek the advice and examination of your registered physician or practitioner as determined by your own judgement.

You understand the educational materials related to the Event is not a substitute for health care or medical advice of any kind. You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for your mental well-being, including your mental and physical choices and decisions.

You agree to seek medical advice as determined by your own judgement before taking any action in connection to the information provided or discontinuing use of any medications as prescribed by your medical practitioner. We shall in no event be held liable to any party for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of this material.

You acknowledge that during this Event you participate voluntarily in any and all activities arranged by the organisers, and insofar as legally permissible, surrender your right to any cause of action against Embodied Awakening Academy arising from any loss or damage to person, financial loss or property that occurs during the Event.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY

Embodied Awakening Academy does not accept any liability of whatever nature, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third-party providers over whom Embodied Awakening Academy has no direct control. Under circumstances where liability cannot be excluded, such liability is limited to the value of the purchased travel arrangements. Embodied Awakening Academy does not accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control and which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part.

CANCELLATION POLICY

1) COVID-19

With regards to Covid-19, if you are unable to travel due to government enforced travel restrictions, border closures or quarantine enforcement, we will happily allow you to transfer your ticket to another of our events (within a year) or use the credit for online courses, which will incur a $120 USD administration fee. If you choose to cancel your ticket, then you forfeit your deposit amount.

  1.  10 days or more prior to event start date: full transfer of ticket price to another EAA event within 12 months of retreat start date
  2.  under 10 days out from event start date: you will forfeit your deposit and the rest of your ticket amount paid will be transferred to another event of your choosing, within 12 months of retreat start date

2) IF EMBODIED AWAKENING ACADEMY (EAA) CANCELS AN EVENT:

While we will endeavour to never cancel an event, if Embodied Awakening Academy cancels an event, or changes a scheduled event date, due to circumstances within our direct control, then you are entitled to:

  • A transfer of your full event payment amount, as credit towards either a scheduled or a future event within three (3) years of the original event date, subject to availability of tickets. Or,
  • You may request a full refund of the ticket amount received into our account, minus any transfer fees.  While we will try to minimize transfers fees to the best of our ability, refund transfer fees will be borne by the customer where applicable

3) IF EAA IS FORCED TO CANCEL AN EVENT DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL:

While we will endeavour to never cancel an event, if Embodied Awakening Academy is forced to cancel or change a scheduled event date due, for any reasons or circumstance outside of our control, including but not limited to: acts of God (e.g. volcanic eruption, extreme weather events, viral pandemic), war, terrorism, change of laws and regulations, political and/or social unrest, then you are entitled to:
  • A transfer of your full event payment amount (minus a $80 USD administration fee) will be transferred as credit towards either a scheduled or a future event within three (3) years of the original event date, subject to availability of tickets. Or,
  • You may request a refund of your applicable payment/s, minus the non-refundable deposit, without exception. Full price tickets include the non-refundable deposit as outlined in the event description.  The non-refundable deposit is retained to pay for non-retrievable costs to which Embodied Awakening Academy has committed in anticipation of your event.

In all cases, Embodied Awakening Academy is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled event such as other accommodation, airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with your attendance.

The responsibility to recover the non-refundable deposit from your insurance company is entirely yours, and we strongly suggest obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that includes event cancellation upon purchasing tickets to this event.

Tickets that are transferred to a future event are subject to the Terms & Conditions outlined in the new event that is being attended, once registration is complete.  Until then, the current event terms and conditions remain applicable.

4) If a participant decides to cancel their attendance at an EAA event, for any reason whatsoever

RESIDENTIAL RETREAT: Deposits are strictly non-refundable.  Full price tickets include the non-refundable deposit as outlined in the retreat description.

If forty-five (45) days or more prior to the event start date you are unable to attend the event, for whatever reason, you may receive a refund of the amount paid to date, minus the non-refundable deposit, provided you notify the Embodied Awakening Academy (info@embodiedawakeningacademy.com) at least forty-five (45) days prior to the start of the event date.

If under forty-five (45) days out from the event start date you are unable to attend the event, for whatever reason, you will forfeit your deposit and any funds already paid and are NOT eligible for a transfer of enrolment to another event or product.  Non-arrival will also incur the full amount of the booking.

We are financially responsible for our events, so we ask you to respect that we cannot make any exceptions to this agreement.

PAYMENT PLANS

Once a payment plan is entered into, the amount owing is to be paid in full by the date specified by the Event Manger (via email and ticket invoice).  If part way through your payment plan, or at the end of the payment plan, you cannot make the event, the EMBODIED AWAKENING ACADEMY CANCELLATION POLICY is applicable.

REFUSAL OF ENTRY

Embodied Awakening Academy reserve the right to refuse a ticket holder admission to the event or to evict that person from the event if the person is intoxicated, disruptive, aggressive, offensive, harassing and/or threatening any staff or other participants.

PASSPORT & VISA

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities is your sole responsibility.

All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return.

TRANSPORT TO AND FROM EVENT

Transport to and from the event is your responsibility to organise and pay, and to ensure that you arrive before the event starts, and that you have sufficient time to get to the airport after the event closes.  Event start and finish times are given in the event description.

INSURANCE

Personal Travel and Health Insurance is advised and is your responsibility to ensure that you purchase suitable comprehensive travel/holiday and protection insurance with a reputable insurance company, that is suitable to your needs to cover any unforeseen circumstances of your non-travel to or attendance of the event in case interstate or overseas travel is required.

THIRD PARTIES

Embodied Awakening Academy holds no responsibility for the actions or omissions of third parties or independent contractors, including in the event that they modify the nature of a service on an Event as compared with the advertised nature of the service.

PRIOR MEDICAL CONDITION RESPONSIBILITY AND WAIVER

Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and event support staff are there to support you and provide you with a premium event experience. Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff are not to be relied on in place of your current health care professional or medical doctor while attending the event.

On choosing to attend an event you assume personal responsibility to manage your current physical or mental health condition while attending the event. Full disclosure of your current medical situation including but not limited to all relevant treatments and medications to Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff prior to the event and any changes occurring during the event period must be communicated. While during the event, if you require emergency medical attention in relation to your current medical condition Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff will work with you to facilitate and locate a suitable health care professional.

If you’re situation requires consistent medical or health care support, please arrange this prior to arrival with a local health care professional to support you while attending the event, or choose to attend the event with your chosen health care professional from country of origin.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Note: If you do not wish to be personally filmed or photographed during the event you must communicate this to the trainers on arrival and we will refrain from using any identifiable images or videos of your person on our media platforms and digital content.

I hereby grant to Embodied Awakening Academy the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission to use photographic portraits / images / videos in which I feature that are taken during the course of the Event to use / republish / copyright, etc. for commercial use in association with Embodied Awakening Academy business.  I hereby release and discharge Embodied Awakening Academy from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographs and video footage, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

EVENT CONDITIONS

  • I understand that this Event is about exploring and expanding my consciousness. I understand that my participation is voluntary, and I am able to not partake in any exercises that are contrary to my values and beliefs. It is my responsibility to choose not to participate.
  • I agree that any of the teachers, session givers, organisers, support team and fellow participants are not responsible for any physical or mental issues that may arise from my participation
  • I will wholly and truthfully declare all of my current and previous health conditions before arriving to the event and am registering into this event as someone who is mentally, emotionally & physically fit to participate (all this information will be held in utmost privacy and will not be disclosed to anybody outside of Embodied Awakening Academy Support Staff as required)
  • I understand that if I purchase an Under 21’s ticket (if applicable), I may be asked to provide evidence of my age such as a driver’s licence or passport
  • I understand that throughout this Event I may undergo activities that impact me emotionally, mentally and physically and it is my responsibility to seek adequate care and support should I need it
  • I understand if I need support beyond the Facilitators and Support Team to contact a Crisis Care Centre such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 and seek adequate help and support from a trained professional.
  • I will not take drugs during this event (prescription okay)
  • I understand the Event Outline, as described in the Event Description, may differ depending on what Participants need, as a whole, as Embodied Awakening Academy values intuition above all modalities.