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