In April 2020, 800 people came together for Jaguar in the Time of Cholera. At that time, we had no idea how long the pandemic would last- most of us were thinking it would be about six weeks, so we thought maybe that class would take us all the way through the process.
Here we are two years later.
We’ve all been through so much. We have all been tenderized. Although we don’t know what’s next, there is a sense that there are new possibilities emerging.
Reclaiming the feminine is a part of medicine for this time.
We are human animals.
We’ve been domesticated.
We’ve been limited, restricted and at times caged for the last two years.
What happens to a caged animal?
It may relentlessly and continuously pace its cage. It may turn that restlessness inward, chew or harm itself.
It may lay down and give up, as if sedated.
In times like these, like any caged animal, you may also have toggled between restlessness and resignation. Anxiety and lethargy.
Hope and despair. Action and procrastination. Exhilaration and exhaustion.
Now that we are free to roam there are new challenges.
We have to learn to be together again, to find our way back into our own rhythms and into social connection.
We can’t let isolation, separation and screens become the “new normal,” because we are disperse, distracted and confused.
It’s time we find our way back to our bodies, shake loose stagnation and residue, and make conscious choices about community.
There’s no right way to be going through these times, except TOGETHER.
How we move through these neverending transitional moments depends on how we metabolize the stress and tension in our bodies and how we are able to come together with other humans and our ability to connect to the ineffable beauty of life.
We’ll have to push through haziness, lethargy, and even dread so that we build capacity to be around people again.
How ironic that we need most for survival- human connection- has become something so fraught.
In the midst of shifting sands, we must double down on our connection to the Earth and to Spirit.
Feminine spirituality holds the body, the soul and the Earth in its wingspan.
Feminine spirituality knows we can connect directly to the Source without any intermediaries and at any moment.
Feminine spirituality includes the underworld, the dark, the unseen and the unsung.
Feminine spirituality is immanent not transcendent.
Jaguar energy means you can locate your center and operate from it, knowing what is right for you, and being able to move from there.
It has been found historically that in natural disasters and epidemics, the people who emerge without PTSD and trauma, are the ones who are able to move.
We have that choice now. To move and to choose to connect.
We can choose to meet these overwhelming tensions and demands with compassion.
We can be discerning and focused in a way that allows our nervous system to move through the very normal stress cycles we all continue to face and to become more resilient.
***This class centers the experience of females who identify as women.
Why “choose-what-you-pay?” When we first offered Jaguar in A Time of Cholera it was April 2020, a time of deep uncertainty. I offered a choose what you pay option to make the Jaguar to make the material accessible to those who needed it.
As a nod to our journey over the past 2 years, I’ve brought back this payment option to help students access this material with as little barrier to entry as possible.
Everyone has varying economic privilege, so I ask that you practice self-regulation to choose what you are able to pay at this time. Early bird pricing ends Sunday May 1st, at midnight (prices will increase $50)
All members of the jamboree- a group of Jaguars- are essential. This discounted price allows us to keep the energetic flow of money into the economy while continuing to serving our community.
This mid-range option is priced below our regular Jaguar rate, so that more people will be able to access this material now.
Gift for yourself and another Jaguar. This pay-it-forward option makes it possible for us to offer a discounted rate to those who are struggling financially during this time.
A Note On Refunds: Transparency is a core value of the Jaguar community, we put a lot of effort into an accurate representation of the course experience and we are happy to answer your questions in advance. Because our products are digital goods that are accessible once the course begins we do not offer refunds. Thank you for understanding.
Join this line up of wise women teachers for a month of exploration through somatics, movement, crone wisdom and storytelling through the lens of the Activate Your Inner Jaguar material.
Tuesday classes (May 3, 10, 17 and 24th) will always meet at 11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT
Friday May 6th Re-Wilding Psoas with Liz Koch will meet at 11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT
Monday 9th Movement Class with Zina will meet at 9 am PDT | 12 pm EDT
Friday May 13th Esi Wildcat will be teaching at 11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT
Monday 16th Of Breath, Blood & Bone with Marcia Lopez will meet at 11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT
Friday May 20th Activating the Medicine of the Womb/Great Mother with Tami Lynn Kent will meet at 11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT
Monday 23rd The Anatomy of Feminine Archetypes: Marion Woodman’s Spiritual Genius with Sil Reynolds will meet at 11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT
*All classes will be recorded and available to watch on replay in case you can’t attend live*
Author, Sexological Bodyworker, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, Structural Integration practitioner, postpartum advocate, retired yoga teacher and single mom.
She is the author of Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, And Use It For Good (HarperWave, 2021) and the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality (Shambhala, 2017) published in seven languages around the world.
For the past 12 years, she has been helping women recover from birth, gynecological surgeries and sexual boundary ruptures.
Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast with 750,000 unique downloads.