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Empowering Yourself With Archetypes

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Archetypal energies reside in everyone and are universal to all women of all cultures.  Many of the energies have been either unhealthily conditioned in us or remain absent due to past wounds and experiences, or lack of healthy role models.  Below we explore the 5 key archetypes that as women we tap into during our most primal, human moments – as parents, as lovers, as leaders, as healers, as students, as teachers.  The Mother bathes us in her unconditional love. The Lover teaches us to rest in our hearts and bodies and have a sensual appreciation for love and life.  The Priestess teaches us to be empty; a conduit for Love and Spirit, and to trust the wisdom of our heart over our mind.  The Warrior teaches us to create healthy boundaries, stand up for ourselves and be willing to see and face the truth.

The feminine path of spirituality is largely the embodiment of these four archetypes which culminate in the unstoppable Queen.  By working consciously with these archetypal energies, you can call on them to enrich, empower, enliven and evolve your life.

 

THE 5 KEY FEMALE ARCHETYPES

Mother

I refer to the Great Mother here, not the personal mother who birthed you, but rather the archetypal mother who is all nurturing, has what you need, can be there for you, show up for the child inside of you, and who can support you in your own mothering.   If you feel you weren’t adequately mothered, this inner mother can support you in those areas where you didn’t receive loving, nurturing, mothering energy.

Compassion, love and forgiveness are all attributes of the Mother archetype.  She has tremendous strength of heart and when she feels hurt, she sees those who hurt her through the eyes of understanding and forgiveness.  This is not weak, passive or submissive, but takes more strength than holding on proudly and refusing to forgive.  Being in the Mother archetype doesn’t mean you don’t have boundaries, it just means that the suffering of an unforgiving, unloving heart dissolves.

The Mother is devoted to the burning, sacred heart of unconditional love.

When we embrace the Mother, we give love as medicine to our children and our loved ones, and practice selfless service when needed.  Every action or decision that we make is from the heart.  When there is a relational challenge, the Mother can automatically drop her attention into her heart and keep love in the centre.  This is because the heart, when truly felt, is beyond right and wrong, beyond the illusion of separation and beyond ego.  When the sperm of attention penetrates the womb of the Mother’s heart centre, she meets the mundane, holy, and horrible with love beyond imagining.

Initiatory Prayer: Divine Mother, help me to rest in my heart and offer unconditional love and compassion to all my relations and to my own inner child.

Shadow Mother

When our Mother archetype is in shadow, the wounding with our own mother may be profound.  We may not know how to take care of our own physical needs, be in our bodies, or nurture our children.  We may feel incompetent as mothers, or become narcissistic and deny our children their needs, individuality or experiences.  Shadow Mother appears in the feminine who is totally absent to her kids and is ineffectual, controlling, demanding, manipulative or guilt-inducing.  Shadow Mothers don’t mind their own business and they may not know how to make real contact. Caretaking as a source of validation and approval is also a strong trait of the Shadow Mother where we overly mollycoddle and please to compensate for our own lack of mothering, only to feel resentful afterwards.  So, we become Martyrs and Victims.  Shadow Mother will be more self-focused than self-serving and will not know how to extend love unconditionally because they have never been graced with such love, from themselves or from others.

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Lover

The Lover has a sensual, celebratory appreciation of love, life and sensuality.  When we are embodying our Lover energy we are resting in bodily sensation, receptivity and surrender, feeling what is present, completely, without abandoning ourselves.  She is playful, uninhibited and childlike.  She loves connection and wants to engage the world with her body, her senses, and her heart.  Relationships with ourselves and others, with animals and the natural world, are primary to the Lover within.  She is sensual, sexual, playful, embodied, creative, inquisitive and in touch with her emotions.

The healthy Lover accepts and loves herself as she is, also understanding that the most important person in our life who can give us consistent, warm, nurturing, loving personal support and acknowledgement is ourselves.

As we become more responsible for our own needs and wants, our ability to open and surrender heightens because we are becoming familiar with a peaceful safety.  Embodying the magic of the Lover – self-care, self-esteem and self-love – means that we no longer feel the pull to enmesh with another because we have a fulfilling healthy intimacy with ourselves.  The deeper we embody the Lover and truly love ourselves, the easier it is to receive love without the censor of poor self-worth.  When you love yourself enough to really feel the completeness of what it’s like to be truly loved, that’s when you can authentically open to others in your loving energy.

Initiatory PrayerDivine Lover, teach me rest be in my body, to feel what is there completely, without the stories, and to come to love myself and my body, exactly the way I am.

Shadow Lover

The Shadow Lover is the victim, the unhealthy seductress, the needy grasper, the controlling, manipulative, power-crazed cobra who throws daggers and/or punishes with the withdrawal of her love.  She is not to be denied if we are to live from our healthy lover.  If she is denied she will seep out unconsciously and dangerously.  The Lover falls into shadow when we are traumatized, abandoned, sexually abused or in some way hurt as children.  She can also fall into shadow in adulthood after a rape, abusive relationship or deep loss of someone we love.  If we had mothers and fathers who didn’t know how to make contact with us, or didn’t hold us or truly see us, our Lover may not feel safe enough to come forth.

The traits of the Shadow Lover include: neediness, aggression, guilt, repulsion, pouting, withdrawing, attention seeking, making ultimatums and endless demands.  She either uses emotions as weapons to control, guilt and manipulate others, or sacrifices herself to another’s feelings, needs and demands since deep down, she feels small and disempowered.  She has forgotten that she is Love embodied and that everything ‘out there’ mirrors her own vibrations.

Commitment for the Shadow Lover is co-dependent and becomes a prison based on obligation and ownership.  Both partners sacrifice their own freedom, depth and potential as they are trapped in the soul-destroying cycle between distancing and merging, fear and desire.  Conversely, when two ‘whole’ beings come together they neither control the other, nor allow themselves to be controlled.  They are equals who honour themselves as they honour each other. Their commitment has nothing to do with guarantees and sacrifices but everything to do with innocence.  They are committed to the open heart of healthy Lover energy which melts away all wounds and distortions with a tender gaze and compassionate arms, seeing the other as an Innocent Divine Child and as a mirror.

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Warrior

The Warrior creates healthy boundaries, so we can stand up for ourselves.  She is willing to see and face the truth.  In creating healthy boundaries, she sets limits for personal well-being and self-respect.  She is not a Victim and she trusts herself to face her fears and protect herself.  We can call on our Warrior to provide strength and protection.  She is essential to creating the safety needed for our Inner Children to come forth. Warrior boundaries are also essential to creating healthy friendships and intimate relationships.  Often our greatest Warrior challenges are to be faithful to the Truth as we know it, especially when our ego doesn’t like it or want it, and to not abandon ourselves, but rather stay present to ourselves.

The Warrior will always tell herself the truth and then be honest with others, even if it means risking losing that person’s love, because truth takes priority.

The Warrior archetype is not society’s ‘ideal woman’. She feels everything unashamedly and is brave enough to be with all her emotions.  She doesn’t feel obliged to give anything other than her authentic presence.  If she feels unwell she doesn’t put on a mask with a happy smile, keeping it all inside for it to blow up into an insidious fight later.  Rather, she is honest.

Of all the archetypes, the Warrior is where we become most powerful and free because she is the one brave enough not to deny the shadow in the first place and to truly be herself, whatever the cost.  She is scrupulous in her inner-work and is faithful and devoted to the truth beyond her own ego and how she presents herself. Her energy calls to strengthen you to meet your fears, your traumas, your wounds, and to face your shadow – She is courageous!

Initiatory Prayer:  Warrioress teach me to serve the Truth, and to tell the Truth, especially to myself and to assert my boundaries

Shadow Warrior

The Shadow Warrior serves the ego rather than the deepest Truth.  When our Warrior is in shadow, we may feel completely ineffectual, unassertive and incapable of making or following through with a plan or a task.  A woman with a passive Shadow Warrior may be unreliable with her time, commitments, or agreements.  She does not create boundaries for herself, so people invade her space or walk all over her.  She does not say ‘No’, may not know how to defend herself, nor know how to protect her Inner Child.  She may be disabled by her fears, low on confidence and self-esteem, or afraid to ask for what she wants or needs.

The Shadow Warrior can appear defensive, aggressive, invasive, disrespectful of others and their boundaries – a ‘tough girl’.  She projects her anger and is very volatile. Fear is behind this behaviour, but it is hidden, and most likely her vulnerability is not even felt.  These behaviours arose at some stage in her life to protect herself in difficult circumstances but are no longer helpful and can be transformed when the fear and vulnerability are met and felt, or when anger and rage are channelled healthily.

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Priestess

The Priestess is a medium between worlds and has learnt to be empty.  She recognizes that she knows nothing and trusts what comes, relying on her intuition and psychic abilities over her rational mind.  She is connected to mysticism and is continuously falling in love with the unknown.  She trusts the voice of Spirit and has a strong practice in disidentifying with the mind.  The Priestess within us fires our longing for the mystery and sources our journey Home to self-realisation.  While a lot of us attach our longing to the external world (through partners, money, status, substances, chocolate, etc.) the Priestess realizes that all longing is a longing for the Sacred.

It is the Priestess in us that sends us on a search for knowledge: spiritual, metaphysical, psychological, intellectual, scientific, technical – all kinds.  She draws us to the Unknown—or the Unknown draws us to it via the Priestess archetype.  She serves as the receiver from other dimensions: dreams, visions, art, music, poetry, healing energy, insights, instructions, guidance, information, dharma and endless other possibilities.  She can bring us a great deal of sensitivity to energy, sensation, feelings and unseen or unacknowledged occurrences which may be happening in our own bodies, or beyond to our families and the world

Initiations in the Priestess realms call us to impeccability, high levels of discernment, and scrupulousness in our spiritual practice and service to the Sacred.  We must learn and be committed to the right use of spiritual power. Initiation teaches us to listen deeply to our hearts and bodies, as well as to the silence, to bring us to a place of recognizing the voice of internal spiritual authority.

Initiatory Prayer: Priestess, teach me to fall in love with the unknown, to rest in not knowing anything and to tune into realms beyond 3D reality

Shadow Priestess

The Priestess in shadow has been wounded in numerous ways.  As children, she is so exquisitely open and aware of things others can’t see – like angels, fairies and people who have passed on.  She sees things going on in her family that may be denied, like alcoholism or abuse.  When she is punished or made to feel crazy or bad for what she sees or knows, or when adults behave as though these things don’t exist, or the abuse didn’t happen, she learns to shut down, or at the very least hide that part of her.  She learns to shut down her intuition and psychic abilities.

On the other side, our Priestess may go into hypersensitivity for self-protection and turn painfully hyper-vigilant with a lack of trust in the world.  This can express as a cut-off from her sensitivity in varying degrees and even an insistence that only what is rational is real with a fear of deeper knowledge and psycho-spiritual energies and abilities.  Another shadow expression can be an egoic identification with the spiritual energies and powers and the use of them to manipulate, control, or invade others, rather than to serve the Sacred.  Shadow Priestess can also appear when one is wide open to all kinds of input and energies, but no one is in the driver’s seat mediating them, so chaos reigns and is brought into various situations.

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Queen

The Queen is in all women, and she becomes radiant and empowered as she has been through countless initiations around the wheel of the Sacred Feminine.  With each initiation, she comes to rest increasingly in non-dual awareness, realizing there is no separation and that everything is an emanation of the One Presence with all its paradoxes.  The Queen lives her life in receptive devotion to serving her community. She realizes her life as it is, and her spiritual path, are the same.

Through initiation, the Queen has embodied a number of profound truths, namely: the deepest, most challenging, most essential inner work is to open to what is, as it is.  She only suffers when she wants things to be different than they are; there is nothing to fear but her own stories about what is happening.

The Queen realizes that she cannot control anything for she truly knows in her bones that Spirit takes care of everything, including her life; there is nothing happening but Divine Presence, appearing as a woman, a newborn child, a dog, a tree, a tsunami, a flower or war.

Queen initiations call a woman to access what is needed from her archetypal Mother, Lover, Warrior and Priestess to better serve the Sacred and her community.  Her community may be her family, her clients, her students, her co-workers, her church, or her tribe.  She treats those who work for her with kindness, respect and loving warmth.  The Queen is empowered from Source.  She gets her ordersfrom the cosmic headquarters and her life is lived through the heart in service, in surrender to Love.  She is committed to a life-practice of letting go of all stories, moment to moment, opening to what is here, now.

Initiatory Prayer of the Queen: Sacred Feminine, I give myself over to you, to be a vessel and emanation of your love.  Your will is my will.

Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen is corrupt and uses her power to have power-over rather than to serve the full awakening of her community and those she loves. She is capable of both destroying those who dare to come up against her and punishing those who cross her.  She is competitive and will beat down those she perceives as a threat and is entangled with those she supposedly serves – filled with hidden motives that are directed towards self-gain.  Her relationships are not very important to her and she becomes bitter and resentful to anyone who takes time from her climbing the proverbial ladder of success to grow her status.  She has lots of people working for her, not to extend her service even more, but rather to save her from feeling discomfort, anger or pain.  She treats her employees with little respect and operates from a hierarchical system rather than seeing her ‘team’ as equals.  She does not know devotion and instead controls everything and everyone around her.

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How to Work with the Archetypes

Do you resonate with one of these archetypes more than another? Can you see what archetypes the women around you predominantly exist in? Or maybe you resonate with one of the shadow archetypes and can see an area you need to work on or cultivate further in your life.

I encourage you to explore these archetypes in your daily life. Meet and explore their energies within your own being and call in the ones you feel you need most.  You could use movement, sound and breath – there are lots of music playlists online to help you embody these archetypes, or maybe you can gather with the women in your life and serve as a reflection of the different energies to each other.  If you feel inspired, you could even create an alter or medicine wheel of the feminine archetypes the way you see it – use your intuition!

With love

Xx Chantelle

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If you are looking to explore these archetypes further then our upcoming BEING WOMAN retreat in Tiruvannamalai, India from Friday 26th October – Friday 2nd November is for you!

Is your heart being called on a journey of deep self-exploration, to the sacred land of India? Are you ready to meet & animate the many faces of the Goddess that reside in us all?  Are you open to manifesting a life that reflects your heart’s desires; allowing for unfiltered pleasure and joy?

Then join us for an 8-day, women’s pilgrimage where you will learn, practise and embody the ancient wisdom of Tantra, Kundalini and the path of the Sacred Feminine, at one of India’s most venerated holy sites – Tiruvannamalai.

You will be guided by renowned Tantra teacher Chantelle Raven into deep intimacy with yourself, allowing you to embody the different feminine energies known as Archetypes.  These archetypes reside in everyone and are universal to all women of all cultures.  Many of their energies have been either unhealthily conditioned in us or remain absent, due to past wounds and experiences, or lack of healthy role models.

By discovering your personal Sacred Feminine Archetypal Wheel (Mother, Lover, Priestess and Warrior) through deep practices, rituals and ceremonies, you will connect right to the source of your authentic power & wholeness, dispelling those shadows and wounds that stops you from truly living.

YOU WILL BE INITIATED INTO THE SACRED ARCHETYPAL ENERGIES OF MOTHER, LOVER, WARRIOR, PRIESTESS & QUEEN

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Chantelle Raven

Chantelle Raven

Chantelle raven is a gifted healer and sought after international speaker on sacred relationship and sacred sexuality. Her mission is providing education in radical self-responsibility and the sacred dance of masculine and feminine within and without.

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  • 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.