The Components for this Program
3 Seasonal Backpacking Trips
These are the only in-person components of the program. All else is conducted online.
Backpacking Trip: Fall and the Metal Element
Southern Utah Desert, October 30th – November 3rd (5 Days)
Backpacking Trip: Spring and the Wood Element
Southern Utah Desert, April 14th – April 19th (6 Days)
Backpacking Trip: Summer and the Fire Element
Pacific Northwest, Oregon or Washington, July 8th – 14th (7 days)
A Personal Winter Retreat
in your state of residence.
During the dark of the Winter months, we will stay put and not ask for a long-distance pilgrimage (In line with the energy of the season). This retreat is a time when we will each be committing to a personal solitary retreat over the same weekend, in our own respective locations. We will be connected in our solitude and personal ceremony, over distance .You can stay at home or rent a place to tuck away. Sarah will be sending a “retreat package” to help guide and inspire your weekend and will be offering powerful WInter practices and frames of teaching twice daily, over ZOOM. We will tune in for these powerful bookends that will take us deeper into the gift of the Winter and the Water Element. Mark this on your calendars and commit to this time of dazzling darkness. It is from the dark that every aspect of our life is born.
February 7th – 9th.
Bi-weekly Audio Teachings/Transmissions
18 Modules in total. These are recorded and yours to listen to at your leisure. You will have these recordings forever.
These audio recordings will teach to the philosophical and mythological foundations that we are engaging throughout the program. They will serve as landmarks of understanding, reminding, encouragement and transformation in the various inner and outer andscapes we are traversing. In and of themselves, they will be energetic transmissions and move into the layers of soul, psyche and heart in profound ways. Teachings will speak to aspects of Sarah’s direct work with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, MogaDao Sacred Depth Sexuality and its innumerable aspects of expression and embodiment, our relationship with the unseen world, Post- Daoist understandings of Eros, Yin and Yang Essences, Chinese 5 Elements and Realms of being, our emotions, sensuality, relationship to calling, activism and these times. They are delivered bi-weekly so as to create space for embodied integration and will be brand-new recordings, created in intimate connection with this particular group. These will be living teachings and an organic outgrowth of our journey.
21 weeks of live, online Gateless Writing Salons
*These salons will not be recorded.
In these weeks, we will dive into voice and the written word. Each salon is 2.5 hours long and makes space for original generative writing, as well as reading, witness, and feedback. You do not have to identify yourself as a “writer” to be changed by these salons. You will only hear what is strong, shining and vital in your work, which will bring you alive in surprising and necessary ways.
DATES: November 12th – January 28th (no class December 24th or 31st): 10 consecutive sessions
March 17th – April 28th (no class April 14th): 6 consecutive sessions
May 26th – June 30th (no class June 9th): 5 consecutive sessions
TIME: Tuesdays 5:30-8:00pm MST
Weekly MogaDao QiGong Classes
Archetypal Practices: Seasonal, Sexual, and Medical Qigong. Online via Zoom.
I ask that you commit to at least one qigong practice each week (but you are welcome to attend all 3 or 4 that will be offered). Of course, I understand that life happens and there may be a few weeks you cannot attend – this is fine, but I ask for the overarching commitment to practice.
In order to create breaks for integration and rest, we will have not have Qigong classes during these 6 weeks:
- December 23rd – January 6th (2 weeks)
- February 3rd – 17th (2 weeks)
- May 11th – May 25th (2 weeks)
Schedule is as follows:
- Starting November 5th: Tuesdays @ 8:30 – 9:45 am MST: Cosmological/Seasonal Qigong
- Starting November 7th: Thursdays @ 5:00 – 6:00 pm MST: Morning Medical Qigong
- Starting February 19th: Wednesdays @ 8:30 – 9:30 am MST: Sexual Practice – Jing Retrieval
- Starting February 21st: Fridays @ 8:30 – 9:45 am MST: Sexual Qigong Forms
*Please note that starting in February, one of the two sexual practices is required.
2-hour Monthly Integration Calls
*These will be recorded and released to your small cohort group, however, your attendance is requested in as many of these calls as possible.
DATES: December 15th, January 12th, February 9th, March 8th, April 5th, May 3rd, June 7th, July 5th
TIME: Sundays 4:00-6:00 pm MST
3 Private Sessions with Sarah
A chance to explore in a more personalized way with Sarah, in strategic timing-at the beginning, middle, and end of the program.
Ongoing small group support (3-4 people) that will become your place for consistent, steady and intimate relational support and connection throughout the entire 3 months. Once your group is established, it will be up to you to decide how and when you would like to check in with each other. Small groups will rotate members every 3 months.