delve & shift
About the Course
A 7-week guided exploration of how to take a sustainable approach to living in general, for greater connection, joy and a way of being that supports longevity.
What does it mean to live sustainably?
To me, sustainable living is approaching life in a conscious, connected and self-serving way.
It’s day-to-day living that keeps an eye on longevity, respecting the ever-changing ecosystem and needs of our living, breathing human form.
It’s intentional living.
A way of being that seeks to embrace life’s peaks whilst developing resiliency to mindfully navigate its troughs.
It invites in greater joy, ease, space and alignment for thriving over surviving.
The course will spark an exploration of what sustainable living means to you and how it can manifest as a day-to-day lived experience.
You’ll delve into self-nourishment, energy, presence, the relationship you have with yourself, organisation and joy.
It will nudge you to try things out.
It will prompt you to ask yourself questions and experiment with new perspectives.
It will set you off on a path of discovery towards living in a way that supports you and your needs.
This is an opportunity to step back, take stock and reflect on what it is you want to cultivate in you life in a guided and supported way.
How often do you get to do that?
This is your chance.
What you’ll get
An introduction to and exploration of journaling as a therapeutic practise of self-enquiry and connection
Tips for developing new, more enriching habits
Ideas for how to bring about overarching change via your approach to day-to-day living
An introduction to energy bedrocks and an understanding of how to take a sustainable approach to honouring personal energy
Greater clarity around your relationship to rest and how to instil restorative yoga as a sustainable living bedrock
An introduction to mantras and how to incorporate them
Tips for creating a bedtime routine that serves your sleep
An alternative perspective to productivity being the pinnacle of human existence
Ideas for how to create boundaries for self-protection and greater presence
Reusable movement and rest resources
Inspiration for how to cultivate greater presence in your life
Practices for cultivating a more compassionate relationship with yourself
A framework to embed sustainable living in your weekly routine
Practical tips for how to use technology mindfully
An understanding of how to use gratitude to promote an inside out experience of abundance
Greater clarity around your relationship to joy
Tips for embracing and making more room for joy
An introduction to the practise of ‘taking stock’ and how to implement it in your life
This is an investment in the quality of your day-to-day experience of life.
The commitment you invest in the course will directly impact on what you get out of it.
To reap the benefits of the course you will need to make the choice to show up for it. But, this step of showing up, of walking into new ground is what holds such promise for transformation.
It’s the biggest, most important step.
It can be difficult to see how there would be enough time for another thing on top of everything else (I hear you), but consider whether you have time to invest in new tools that have the power to serve you over and over again.
Each week you’ll have writing explorations to complete, a video to watch (15-20mins) of me introducing the theme, some tasks to complete and a practise to do. You can put as much time into these as you like but I’d suggest a minimum of 2 hours per week for everything.
To lay the groundwork for a new habit you’ll be encouraged to take daily 5min breath breaks to stop, check in with yourself and tune into your breath.
Meeting resistance is a very normal part of stepping into new ground; throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to meet resistance and discomfort gently and with compassion.
No forcing, no pressure, no guilt but the opportunity to make an empowering choice.
7 videos introducing the weekly theme
Weekly writing explorations
Weekly practise tasks
Themed practise videos (either movement or rest)
Further reading and resource recommendations
Sustainability tool-kit round up
Support from me as questions arise
How it came about
Sustainable living is something I’ve been personally cultivating for the last 5 years.
I used to live a ‘I just need to get to Friday and then I can collapse / spend all my wages as a reward for getting through the week’ kind of life.
It didn’t make me happy.
I wasn’t present.
I was waiting to for the future to bring contentment.
It didn’t feel sustainable.
A big life event and a massive dollop of perspective later and I changed tact.
I started to see that I had a lot more power to steer the ship of my life than I once thought.
Taking a more sustainable approach to living has alleviated my crippling anxiety and turned the abundance dial up massively.
It’s been really empowering to consciously decide how I want to live my life, to understand what’s important to me and to live by that.
I have a much clearer understanding of what I need to stay well physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
I have become more skilled at staying in a dialogue with myself.
I’m much more determined to be.
I feel close to myself, present in my life and in a much more loving place.
Stressful times and dark days still come my way and I’m under no illusion that they won’t continue to, but I am much more able to make my way through them without being completely knocked off kilter.
Life enhancing feels like an understatement.
Everything I share comes from my lived experience of honing a more sustainable way of life.
Brief Course Outline
Week 1: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS
An introduction to Sustainable Living
How to approach the course
Exploration of values and intentions
Week 2: TENDING YOUR ALLOTMENT
Self-care as a cornerstone of sustainable living
Exploration of existing resistance and barriers to self-nourishment
What self-care looks like in day-to-day life
Week 3: HONOURING ENERGY
How honouring energy serves sustainable living
Exploration of energy bedrocks
Resistance to rest
Instilling rest as an intentional practise
Week 4: STAYING ON SIDE
Opening up a dialogue with yourself
Self-compassion as a sustainable living tool
Giving voice to your intuition
Week 5: BUILDING A FRAMEWORK
Meeting ‘I don’t have time for this’
How routine and organisation can be used to transform intentions into lived practices
Creating a morning routine that serves you
Week 6: INHABITING YOUR NOW
Sustainable living and technology
Using mindfulness to meet distraction
Cultivating greater presence
How to create more space in your life
Week 7: GROW YOUR OWN
Taking an inside out approach to abundance
Making space for and embracing joy
Instilling a ‘taking stock’ practise for reflection and perspective
How it works
For 7 Sunday’s in a row starting you’ll receive an email which will include a video introducing the weekly theme, writing exercises, tasks, a practise video and optional further reading for that week.
These can be done at whatever time suits you best.
Full price: £100
With the early bird discount the course works out as just over £12 per week.
Less than most drop-in yoga classes in London.
Less than 7-weeks worth of daily coffee shop bought coffees.
I’m happy to accommodate payment plans so get in touch if one would help.
To book your place email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a paragraph describing how you’re feel about your life at the moment in relation to sustainability.
I’ll send payment details directly to you.
Next intake: date TBC
To register your interest and be notified of upcoming course intakes email email@example.com