Modern Sacred Circles
Humans have been gathering in circles since prehistoric times. Especially after the discovery of fire because circle was the way for everyone to get an equal amount heat and light from the fire in the center.
Nowadays, so much of what we do is linear. Classrooms, yoga studios, airplanes, and theaters are all designed with everyone in rows facing the front of the room. Thus leaving everyone looking at the back of each other’s heads.
Gathering in circles allows each of us to be seen and heard equally. There is no front or back. No beginning or end. It allows each individual to be in an equal position without a distinct leader. Being in circle fosters community without hierarchy. We get to support each other while feeling wholly supported.
Every woman in a circle is a leader.
As women, we play lots of roles in our lives. We are daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, business owners, teachers, politicians and community leaders. We manage budgets, spreadsheets, and employees at work while cooking dinner, folding laundry, and doing diapers at home. We do it all.
Trying to keep up with the demands of being a fully engaged, modern woman can be depleting. From what we understand, a lot of women feel drained. With so many responsibilities, and people to care for, we often forget to take care of ourselves. But when we’re not taking care of ourselves, we’re no good to anyone.
When women come together with shared purpose, we naturally begin to restore balance in ourselves and the group as a whole. These simple gatherings have the ability to deepen a woman’s confidence in the core of her unique strengths. Then she can leave the circle feeling stronger for her family, her community, and the world.
Circles & Trainings
Weekly Circles are hosted by Gigi Yogini every Friday at her yoga studio in West Los Angeles at 11:30am. All ages and stages are welcome. Children too. If you cannot make it to one of her circles, you can join her circle conference calls. Or if you want to learn how to host a circle of your own, you might consider joining one of her trainings below.
Conference Calls are 4 week cyber circles happening 4 times per year. Enjoy receiving a weekly email, participating in a weekly circle call (get the recording for later listening), and stay connected to your peers throughout the week in a private Facebook Group.
Weekend Intensive Trainings are 3 day weekends built to help you become a better leader in yoga, music, circle, and more. These jam packed weekends are built to boost your confidence to improve your public speaking, yoga instruction, meditation leading, or circle hosting. Best part, you leave with a supportive community.
As a way to share this Modern Sacred Circle format with more women, and to connect my online community with my real life community, I created a weekly podcast called the Modern Sacred Circle podcast. It was designed to provide listeners with the tools, resources, and confidence to host circles of their own.
Each week I invite two different female guests to join me and together we “consciously communicate” about a topic of the week using the Modern Sacred Circle Format of 3 questions. Please subscribe to the podcast, rate & review it on iTunes, and share with anyone who might appreciate!
1 – Opportunity – Mary Haberski & Raffi Dobles
2 – Nourishment – Johanna Watts & Emma D’Alessandro
3 – Change – Laura Greenberg & Hailey Biscow
4 – Creativity – Nicole Poveromo & Nicole Tourtelot
5 – Relationship – Gwen Dittmar & Keya Nkonoki
6 – Support – Lisel Lewis & Priya Campbell
7 – Strength – Lindsey Mathews & Emily Russak
Lead Your Own Circle
Modern Sacred Circle
Deck of Cards
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The Modern Sacred Circle format of hosting a circle involves asking three different questions. This beautiful deck of cards offers 36 total questions to choose from, divided into 12 warm up questions, 12 main body questions, and 12 closure questions.