It can be tricky to find mentoring in the ancient initiations of embodied wisdom. It was for me. As a sensitive body, it was a matter of life and death that I find my way. The Hidden Monastery evolved to make it a teeny bit easier to find and practice the artful dance of body AND soul.
Dedicate a year to body, soul, and the wisdom needed to thrive and lead in the coming days.
12 Initiations in the Art of Ensoulment
Introducing the Self-Care Playbook for Sensitive Leaders and Mystics
The 2nd week of each month, starting
Monday, Jan 11, 2:30-4:15 pm PT.
or Thursday, Jan 14, 3-4:15 pm PT.
- Monthly live (recorded) zoom session for instruction, interplay, reflection, and practices related to the 12 initiatory arts of ensoulment
- An amazing monthly writing from “The Self-Care Playbook for Sensitive Leaders and Mystics”
- Opportunities to share art, poetry, writing, and reflections.
- Optional monthly mentoring to deepen your practice.
- Certification in Somatic Spiritual Intelligence
Licensed acupuncturist Jiling Lin, L.Ac. says, “Ensoulment helped me transition through graduation, board exams, and starting a medical practice. During sessions, I feel met and heard and am able to access and express usually inaccessible states. This helps me be more creative, motivated, and ultimately live a more joyous life, to show up fully for myself, and my patients and students. Snippets of ensoulment tools arise when needed in life and clinical practice, particularly in times of challenge, as gems of beauty that help anchor me into my greatest self, and the Great Mystery of the Universe. Deep gratitude!”
MaryEllen May, filmmaker, and leader of Mythos Journeys says, “Life often feels like too much for my sensitive body, but this year was exceptionally challenging. I’ve often felt trampled, fragmented and compromised just by being in the world. The effects of this in my energetic field and in my physical body left me depleted. I’m incredibly grateful to have connected with Cynthia and the journey of ensoulment last January. It gently carried me through the trials I faced. Each month gifted me with a deeper way of dancing with life’s initiations. It gave me ways to experience these life shifts as gateways. I moved through each gateway with profound appreciation and awe, transformed by the experience rather than trampled by it. Cynthia’s guidance about how to navigate life in a sensitive body and to playfully release and dance has been life-saving. This is a course one can encounter, again and again, going deeper each time. The richness of this course can’t be overstated, I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to take the journey of ensoulment.
In the days ahead, how will you, as a mystic and sensitive leader, dance in body, mind, heart, and soul? How will you stay true to the ethic of love, play, and your sacred relationships without succumbing to fear, despair, or rage? How will you support your family and community to adapt and thrive in times of rapid change?
The word glory means “to make known.” Every spiritual being is here to reveal what is truly glorious. Wouldn’t it be most excellent to know, live, and communicate that? To help our family and community find the radical hope and the practices needed for these times, sensitive leaders and mystics need deeper body wisdom. Are you as a bodyspirit ready to reveal that climate emergency is about emergence, that an apocalypse is a revelation, and that Divine resourcing is here, now, in each of us?
Let’s journey together! It’s never been more important to know how to play and connect!
In co-founding InterPlay, I uncovered the art of body wisdom in our birthright practices: movement, voice, story, and stillness. If you have ease in your body, then you may be ready for this invitation to ensoulment.
I’ve designed 12 Workshops that strengthen connection and care for soulful, wise, and what some call magical living. Participants receive a Monthly Two Hour Online Workshop based on chapters from the SelfCare Playbook for Sensitive Leaders and Mystics, resource videos, and a forum for Online Community Support. I recommend adding the monthly coaching at a reduced cost to address your own unique explorations and body wisdom.
Purpose of the Course
To dance the wise beauty of the cosmos is not an individual task. All of Life initiates and teaches us our place in the dance. As somatic Souls we can come to see our challenges as initiations.
For some of ys the blessings of life depend on how we meet our initiations. We do not have to be perfect. We only have to dance into the joy and suffering of being a body attuned to the physicality of Soul. With support we can gain strength to endure, rejoice, and know peace.
Do you sense soul? Nature, Dance, Song, and Sacred SIlence are the fastest ways to sense soul or fundamental consciousness.
This course attunes you to
The primal desire of body and soul: to create, play and rest
Three Directives: efficiency of energy, clarity of vision, and courage to love.
12 arts in the dance of ensoulment and how to practice them.
Spontaneity- the signature of free will, synergy and synchronicity.
To enroll for this year-long course send a $80 deposit to
Cynthia Winton-Henry at 4025 New York Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
or through PayPal or Venmo.
You’ll begin to receive monthly module documents, videos, and coaching support in January. I arrange monthly coaching appts when you enroll.
- $80/month includes a monthly online workshop, modules, and email contact.
- $120/month include one-to-one monthly coaching
- $40/month for people of color, low income, and repeaters. $80 with additional monthly coaching.
Optional Intro: The Core initiations: Invoking Soul Team, Hooking Up BIrthright Practices, Divining Your Purpose, and The Dance with Suffering: January- April $360/ additional $40/month for one to one coaching.
12 arts in the Dance of Ensoulment.
The Core initiations: Invoke Soul Team, BIrthright Practices, Divine Purpose, and Dance with Suffering.
Initiation One: Invoke Your Soul Team. If You Don’t Pray It Can Kill You: Community, Teachers, Ancestors, both seen and unseen. Honor them, and you will be on your way to supportive, divine initiations.
Initiation Two: Activate Your Birthright Practices: Don’t Count on Your iPhone for Wisdom: Flow-Power resides in the power to move, tell, voice, and just be. Upload those unique hidden and visible gifts that generate the flow that allows you to listen in and learn from mystery.
Initiation Three: Clarify Purpose: You Really Here Are Here On Purpose–You just need to differentiate your gifts, calls, and your needs to divine your purpose. Put on your seatbelt as you activate the poetry of the purpose shining through your soul credentials.
Initiation Four: Dance with Suffering: Don’t Get Over Yourself, Be Human: Bow to Human Limits– Everything from this point forward embraces death and appetite as part of body wisdom. All you have to do is practice the art of bowing.
Super Powers and Sacred Tools: Efficiency of Energy, Clarity of Vision, Courage to Love.
Initiation Five: Efficiency of Energy 1: End the tyranny of integrating everything and the “bigger, higher or more” myth. Dance between your big, mystic body and everyday bodyspirit. Art Practice: Flaps Up, Flaps Down Prioritize the little to find serenity.
Initiation Six: Initiation Six: Efficiency of Energy 2: Exform what isn’t yours. Cherish what is. Strengthen the ability to lead, follow, blend, rupture, and reconnect in the five dynamics of change. Choose what to ecstatically follow. Art practices: Shake, rattle, breathe and dance to neutralize and cleanse connections. Don’t Hold On. Put down responsibility for all you cannot change.
Initiation Seven: Efficiency of Energy 3 Transform Resistance: Fire Up Power Centers & EnneaMotion Types: Enjoy Your Kundalini Driver, Belly Collaborator, Heart Organizer, and Crownstar Visionary. Take the EQ quiz to get a snapshot for opening new energy in your bodyspirit.
Initiation Eight: Clarity of Vision 1, Claim Soul Sight: Break Out of Old Narrow Ways of Seeing– Your brain sees in all directions. Practice seeing from both your higher and your ordinary self using your mystic gyroscope.
Initiation Nine: Clarity of Vision 2, Flying Time: Unhook sense and sight from industrial constructs of time and space. To see clearly and enjoy life slow down and speed up time. Expand and contract space. Art Practice: A Recipe for Flying Time
Courage to Love
Initiation Ten: Courage to Love 1 Tending Sacred cords and Body Agreements. We’re kinesthetically connected in an energetic field alive with cords. Rules of engagement are needed across systems are necessary. Love respects each person’s body wisdom. Entering a personal domain is permission-based. Art Practices: Tend, clarify and refresh sacred cords and agreements. No Trespassing, even those who love me.
Initiation Eleven: Courage to Love 2: Ground in Highest Good to Navigate Worst Nightmares. Shunning, Rage, and Despair. Trust The Power. Art Practices Dancing the Five Dynamics of Change: Instead of trying to let go, invite bodies to play with change.
Initiation 12 Courage to Love 3: Play the Field! Life Depends On It.
Art Practice: Entrain Your Heart Mic to Track Soul, Stream the Field, and nurture what you ecstatically follow. Trust yourself to connect and drop connection.
Sending love in the midst of our mysterious, yet