Join Sarah for a series of transformational workshops that will encourage you to dream, find clarity within your vision, and help to silence the voices and blocks that so often get in our way
January - April 2019
A small island off the maincoast of Japan is home to one of the oldest, healthiest and happiest communities on the planet. The logenvity and wellbeing of the inhabitabts of Okinawa are said in great part to be down to what they refer to as 'Ikigai' - they all have a reason for being.
In this unique, 4-workshop course, Sarah Rush will introduce you to the concept, and support and guide you through the process to find your own Ikigai.
All workshops will incorporate yoga and meditation practices to compliment the theme being worked with that month, as well as journalling exerscises to help bring bring to light the personal factors that will lead towards you finding your ikigai.
Workshop 1 - Introducing Ikigai & Identifying Our Blocks
January 19th 3:15pm-5:45pm
In this workshop we will look at how we can sometimes feel “stuck” in our life and start to identify the ways we often limit ourselves and hinder our true potential.
We will examine the idea of ikigai and how we can create time and space to allow ourselves to dream big.
Yoga & Meditation:
A practice focusing on releasing the past & courageously embracing the new.
Workshop 2 - Challenging our inner critic & developing self kindness
February 16th 3:15pm-5:45pm
Through journaling exercises we will identify our inner criticisms and then look at ways we can challenge the inner narrative, allowing us to consciously create a kinder way of thinking.
Yoga & Meditation:
A practice on building strength and resolve, along with changing our perspective and all that we think we “know”.
Workshop 3 - Vikalpa and Sankalpa
March 16th 3:15pm-5:45pm
Building on the dream areas we identified in Workshop 1, we will look at the concepts of vikalpa and sankalpa and start to come up with practical steps to achieve our dream areas.
We will be honest about how we often sabotage ourselves, noticing what those patterns may look like for you personally, and develop a set of consequences if we do follow through with the steps we set.
Yoga & Meditation:
A yoga and meditation practice will reinforce this around listening to our heart and using the metaphor of outer alignment in the body for the inner alignment of our dreams
Workshop 4 - Defining Your Ikigai
April 27th Details TBC
In the final workshop we will venture out of East of Eden for a half day retreat nearby to draw all of the themes of the course together and define our Ikigai.
We will practice visualising and manifesting through a series of exercises and assignments and create daily rituals and practices that keep us on our new path and help us to consciously create and live the life of our dreams.
Yoga & Meditation: :
The closing practices will reinforce all that we have worked on throughout the course, aiming to bring clarity and purpose to our vision.
All participants will have the option to join a closed Facebook group for peer and teacher-led support throughout the duration of the course. At the end of each workshop there will also be several optional assignments that can be completed in the time between workshops to give students the option to go deeper in their exploration. Feedback will be given between sessions and you are encouraged to find an accountability partner within the group to support each other on this journey.
If you are as excited as us about this workshop series, you can book below with the earlybird price of £140 before the end of 2018!
Feedback from last year’s Find Your Ikigai:
“I was not sure what to expect of the IKIGAI course, but it felt right from the first moment. Sarah has filled this course with yogic wisdom and personal development, and she presents the content in an upbeat and humoristic way. The course made me take a hard look at myself and come to some well needed truths about my life. Sarah was great as a sounding board and motivator throughout the course and afterwards. The course has genuinely changed my life and made me take some necessary steps in order to get closer to my dreams and ideal life. My warmest recommendations.”
“Following attending Sarah’s Find Your Ikigai course I was able to manifest myself into a nice little apartment in a hilltop village in the heart of Abruzzo, Italy. An ambition I’d had for nearly 20 years. In addition to buying a ‘bolt hole’ in Italy I had also, following the Ikigai workshops on manifesting and writing my dreams, been able to sort out six years of overdue taxes as well as claim £20 000 pounds from an insurance company who was withholding funds due to incomplete paperwork from me. The money now sits in my bank account.
I had delayed and procrastinated, unpaid taxes for 6 years, or put tasks into the ‘too hard basket’, financial claim for 18 months. Suddenly, I was free from subconscious barriers and over a period of a few weeks engage an accountant and provide the relevant documentation with an ease that had not been previously present. “
“I now have a daily meditation practice that continues to support and enrich my busy life. Sarah’s approach both to the Ikigai workshops and yoga classes are always full of laughter, acceptance, generosity and love. She shares her own experiences with humility and always entreats people to be kind to themselves. I come away from her yoga classes with a sense of calm and well-being; that the class has hit just right level of energy and challenge.”