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The Evolution of the Kula

  1. 1. The Evolution of the Kula
  2. 2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF YOGA <ul><li>2012 C.E. vs 2012 B.C.E </li></ul><ul><li>The q uestion is… </li></ul>Is there really a difference? (And what difference does that difference make? -- D. Brooks)
  3. 3. We live in a world gone mad <ul><li>Profits vs. People </li></ul><ul><li>Resources vs. Ecosystems/Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Epidemics of obesity, mental health disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Loneliness, separation </li></ul><ul><li>Violence </li></ul>
  4. 4. Time of Massive Opportunity <ul><li>Occupy Wall Street </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People are demanding change </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology and social media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprecedented sharing of information and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evolution of Business, Non-Profits, Government </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed Unrest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prophecy of the Shambhala Warrior (Joanna Macy) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marriage of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science </li></ul><ul><li>An evolution of consciousness? </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Does This Relate to Yoga? <ul><li>Healing the split between mind and body, soul and intellect, reason and intuition </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating ALL of our experience and potential in every aspect of our lives </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a healthy vibrant economy that nourishes all beings </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Kula: An Ancient Idea <ul><li>Traditionally translated as ‘family-clan’ </li></ul><ul><li>Can also be ‘intentional community’, or ‘community of the heart’ </li></ul><ul><li>We (humans) have always been kula-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Kula as a heart-centered tribe </li></ul>
  7. 7. Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich <ul><li>Whah? Yoga and Riches? </li></ul><ul><li>The Napoleon Hill story -- and the ‘invention’ of the mastermind </li></ul><ul><li>You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with </li></ul><ul><li>Power of belief and clarity of intention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burn your ships (!?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The mastermind as kula </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit of “Perfect Harmony” between two or more people </li></ul>
  8. 8. Intention and Transformation <ul><li>Seat of the teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calling forth potential of students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transformation in the Kula </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calling forth each other’s potential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diversity and Alignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar but different paths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration & mutual support vs. unhealthy competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can engage in healthy playful competition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you truly desire it, it IS possible </li></ul><ul><li>Quantum Leap vs. Incremental Change </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Myths of Change <ul><li>Why is it so difficult to change sometimes? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-help books, trainings, workshops don’t often work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You have to do it yourself, but you can’t do it alone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer, belief, intention, blessing, ritual, community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1-on-1 vs. Group work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web of wisdom and support, diversity of expression </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural Developers vs. Deliberate Developers (from David Gruder) </li></ul><ul><li>How are you seen by those closest to you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In your highest potential or…? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What’s new is old <ul><li>How did the ancient yogis evolve? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community of practice and intention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We need to integrate EVERYTHING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga is not separate from what’s happening in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yoga as balm, yoga as model of a new world </li></ul>
  11. 11. How You Can Do This <ul><li>Start your own ‘kula’ </li></ul><ul><li>Get 4-10 fellow teachers that aspire to greatness </li></ul><ul><li>Meet regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Hold each other accountable </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to know how you’re going to get there </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent action is the key to success </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Mindset Shifts <ul><li>From scarcity and lack to abundance </li></ul><ul><li>Give more than you get </li></ul><ul><li>Trust in what’s moving through you </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance friends vs. growth friends </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30-day challenges (personal, social, global) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What to Expect <ul><li>Signs that ‘it’s not meant to be’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges, mishaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reframe: from ‘failure’ to ‘results you didn’t want’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can you learn? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shifting your interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hopelessness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a good thing. Really. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Friends, Family energetically holding you back </li></ul><ul><li>Discomfort and desire for safety </li></ul>
  14. 14. Creating a Quantum Leap in 2012 <ul><li>Open to new possibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you’ve been doing has been perfect…but it won’t get you where you want to go </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deepen into your desires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universe gave you these desires for a reason. Honor them. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a network of unwavering support and healthy challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You need to share what you truly want </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manifest a mentor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone you truly believe can get you there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone who truly believes in you - that you can get what you want </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do the work -- inner and outer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be ruthless in your commitment to yourself and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playing small limits your joy and the impact you can have on others </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The evolution of the Kula <ul><li>Introducing…SUPAKULA </li></ul><ul><li>A 12-month transformational journey for a select group of yoga teachers and EELs </li></ul><ul><li>What are EELs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embodied Evolutionary Leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By application only </li></ul>
  16. 16. Un-recognize Yourself <ul><li>What would it be like to step so fully into who you are becoming that you can hardly remember who you used to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Give bigger, receive bigger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most givers have a receiving problem (Clay Collins) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receiving as a spiritual act (i.e., savasana) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrate Your Successes </li></ul>
  17. 17. You Get to Choose Your Path <ul><li>Will your 2012 be radically different from your 2011? </li></ul><ul><li>Hero’s journey -- will you answer the call? </li></ul><ul><li>Filling out application is moving through that first threshold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You may get triggered, annoyed, frustrated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is perfect </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Become the Hero <ul><li>Offer the gifts you’ve harvested on your unique journey </li></ul><ul><li>No more competition or comparison </li></ul><ul><li>You are not a commodity </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga is not a commodity </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to receive as a service to others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Double your income? Triple your income?* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The yoga of creating a thriving business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model the possibility for others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to the healing of our world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money spent on your offerings is good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*obviously there are NO GUARANTEES </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Opportunities <ul><li>From passionate yoga teacher to thriving business owner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Align with Your Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach the students who have been waiting for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread your unique message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ripple effect of relationships with hundreds, thousands (or more?) all over the world through the Internet and in person </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Challenges <ul><li>You will have to face your inner demons </li></ul><ul><li>Intention shifts a lot of things, but you’ll still have to deal with your stuff even after you create or join a group </li></ul><ul><li>Trust that there’s a gift (or many gifts) in moving through those challenges </li></ul><ul><li>You will be supported, loved, and accepted through it all </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve all been there </li></ul>
  21. 21. Physical vs. Metaphysical <ul><li>We’ll be dealing with both </li></ul><ul><li>In today’s world we need integration </li></ul><ul><li>No inner peace without authentic outward expression and relationship </li></ul><ul><li>No authentic outward expression without doing the inner work </li></ul>
  22. 22. SUPAKULA Support <ul><li>Focused intention on you having what you want - we run the movie for you so you don’t have to </li></ul><ul><li>Unwavering belief that you can have it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates the field for you to align with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accountability to keep you on track </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You must take action in alignment with your desire </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools, Resources, and Relationships to best ensure your success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The kula has everything you need </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Supa Co-Creation <ul><li>Because we share our vision, goals, and desires, we co-create this group </li></ul><ul><li>You must step up and participate fully </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone does this, everyone wins </li></ul><ul><li>This is the most effective and efficient path to getting what you want </li></ul>
  24. 24. SUPAKULA Awesomeness <ul><li>1/2 day 1-on-1 Siddhi Exploration (via Skype or in-person) </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly targeted teleseminars/webinars/trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Q&A and/or presentations from SupaAwesome Guest Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic plan for each month </li></ul><ul><li>Support in product and program creation </li></ul><ul><li>Training in product launch and marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting-edge leadership, social change, and abundance consciousness training </li></ul><ul><li>3 in-person Group Siddhi Cultivation Intensives </li></ul><ul><li>2 1-on-1 consultations every month </li></ul><ul><li>Private online membership e-mail list and forum for SupaKula members (12 months and beyond) </li></ul>
  25. 25. SUPA BONUSES! <ul><li>FREE VIP event tickets to 2012 Yoga Telesummit live events (details tbd) </li></ul><ul><li>FREE VIP experiences during live events and Siddhi Intensives -- i.e., dinner and private audience with expert internationally-renowned teachers and business leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Access to all Yoga Telesummit digital/online products and programs </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Time is Now <ul><li>Time of Crisis = Time of Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>The world needs you to come alive </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga Teachers are a ‘keystone species’ in evolving our culture </li></ul><ul><li>Microcosm (you), Macrocosm (universe) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the call to adventure. </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Application is below… <ul><li>I would love to consider you to be part of this group. </li></ul><ul><li>Please let me know if you have any questions or comments </li></ul><ul><li>Please send to your fellow teachers who might be a good fit </li></ul><ul><li>Check this page and your e-mail for future replay dates. </li></ul>
  28. 28. PRANAMS <ul><li>Thank you so much for spending your time with me today. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether or not you choose to apply for this program, I am so grateful for your being part of this growing and evolving community. </li></ul><ul><li>Together we ARE making a difference! </li></ul>

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