Activate Your Inner Jaguar:
Heed the Call of The Wild
A six week Course with Kimberly Ann Johnson
Starting Tuesday April 27th
Are you afraid of being canceled?
Concerned about the world our children will inhabit, and homo sapiens in general?
Tired of your patterns and doubtful about affirmations and talk therapy?
In need of community?
Does your spiritual practice need a tune-up?
Activating Your Inner Jaguar has to do with how we love, how we show up for relationships, how we parent, how we deal with money (or don’t deal with it), and how we do sex.
“I want to live in a world where every single woman is able to tap into her power, transmute her trauma, and live a life of dynamic vital connection with the people around her. A life where love is far more important than labels. Where wildness reigns, and you move moment to moment with the wisdom, grace and strength inherent in your every cell. I want your body to be your partner in pleasure, not an enemy you’re barely on speaking terms with.“
-Kimberly Ann Johnson
Call of The Wild: How We Heal Our Trauma, Awaken Our Power and Use it For Good
We Are Human Animals
We’ve been domesticated. And now we’ve been isolated and caged. 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, we may also toggle between restlessness and resignation.
Anxiety and lethargy. Hope and despair. Action and procrastination.
We have a third option outside of these two extremes. Clarity, connectedness, and conscious awareness.
This third way is possible because we are human animals. It is our gift. Our conscious awareness means that we can learn by observing animal behavior: it offers us essential information about how to move through survival challenges and difficulty unscathed.
Learning this third way is what will make us the powerful Jaguar leaders of our families and our communities as we undertake the task at hand of building new culture.
“Relaxing” and “calming down” are not straightforward.
What should feel relaxing might be aggravating. What used to feel energizing might be exhausting. And we don’t have access to many of our creature comforts that we would usually rely on. (I want a long hug!)
What we do have is a remarkable and innate somatic genius that can be accessed for this crisis that we find ourselves in now.
We can come out of this intact- more whole, fortified with glimpses and a felt sense recognition of what life wants from us– which includes the possibility of death.
We can remember our way into a deeper layer of organization, coherence, and awareness, which is built into our anatomy and physiology.
Activate Your Predator Energy
The biggest leap in my own sexual healing journey came when I learned to activate predator energy. When I started Somatic Experiencing training 10 years ago, I was terrified of the word “predator,” and never would have imagined that this would be the missing link to most of the work I do with women, whether helping them heal from birth trauma, gynecological problems or sexual boundary ruptures.
Predator energy isn’t about becoming an “alpha” female- that’s an overcompensation.
Predator energy is the activation of self-protective responses.
Could a jaguar survive if she couldn’t bear her teeth to protect her young from predators or the food of her young?
Could a jaguar survive if she could not hunt? No.
When our predator energy is available in our nervous system (healthy fight), we are able to also to fully relax (parasympathetic in safety)
That same jaguar lays on trees, licks her cubs, teaches them to hunt, and plays with them.
Replay: Women & The Nervous System
Activate Your Inner Jaguar is For You If You Experience:
- Confusion around boundaries in work and life
- A disconnect between what you want in life, and what you’re getting
- A bank balance that won’t shift
- Shut-down around sex (low desire or pleasure), or a proclivity to end up in experiences you’re not sure you wanted
- Confusion about things that are supposed to work like yoga, exercise, breathwork, and talk therapy and they don’t seem to be helping
- Difficulty with standing up for or stating what you really believe
This course is for lovers, parents, birth-workers, practitioners and healers, therapists, and people who want to become more human.
In this six-week course, we will:
- Demystify the key elements of the nervous system and how to track them in yourself and others
- Understand the way your psyche has constructed sex- what’s in your sex suitcase
- Clarify your “Yes”es and “No”s
- Illuminate what Sex actually IS from a nervous system perspective
- Create and maintain boundaries with love
- Clear up confusion about why your mind says one thing while your body says another
- Understand your patterns with safety and sex
- Experience YOUR unique nervous system
○ 6 Tuesdays April 27, and May 4, 11, 18, 25, and June 1st at 11 PT / 2 ET
○ 4 Jaguar sessions, Thursdays at 11PT/ 2 ET
○ 75 min- 90 min weekly webinars (recorded if you’re unable to attend live)
○ a private Facebook community
○ Includes a copy of Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Access Our Power and Use it For Good (international orders will be digital editions)
Each week includes a live class, meditations, exercises and discussion on our private Facebook forum.
Jaguar Sessions are an opportunity to go deep into the concepts from Activate Your Inner Jaguar and are best way to understand somatic work is to see it and feel it in action. You’ll see Kimberly coach someone live, on a topic like birth trauma, sexual trauma, or preparation for birth. There will be 4 opportunities to observe Jaguar Sessions during the course.
- Week One: Orientation, exploration of what feels good in the body and noticing the lenses through which we gather information
- Week Two: Expanding capacity for pleasure and deepening sensation
- Week Three: Diving into the nervous system and connecting the predator/prey dynamics
- Week Four: Boundaries as a form of protection
- Week Five: Attachment styles and how they influence relationships
- Week Six: Sex, consent, desire and need
$397 Regular price
$347 earlybird pricing through FridaY, APRIL 23rd AT MIDNIGHT PT
*payment plans available
Understanding YOUR nervous system can be one of the most powerful experiences you can ever gain.
If you have done years of therapy and/or coaching, but still find life to be exhausting, your relationships difficult, and sex mysterious, discovering your own nervous system patterns may be the missing link.
If you are a bodyworker, therapist, or healer, your ability to understand your own nervous system, as well as decode and allow someone to see their own activation patterns will be a huge boon.
Kimberly Ann Johnson
Kimberly Ann Johnson is the bestselling author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality published in seven languages around the world.
A sought after practitioner and lead authority in postpartum health, Johnson has been working hands-on in integrative women’s health and trauma recovery for more than a decade.
Her work has been featured in 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 and Trauma podcast with over half a million unique downloads.
Yes. This course was designed to give you a felt experience of power in your body, and for you to learn the ways that your body might be saying “no,” while your mouth is saying “yes.” This course is about owning your power, in a real way that translates to real-life boundary-setting in your relationships.
You’ll learn why boundaries aren’t a bad thing—they come from deep, internal experience, and allow you to live your life in a way that feels congruent in your mind, body, spirit, and soul.
No problem at all. We’ve had hundreds of women take this course, and very few were able to come to each live webinar (and some couldn’t attend any live, because of work and other commitments). The videos in this course are meant to be watched sometime during the week—you’ll get a replay of each video within 24 hours of the live call. You’ll receive information and experiential exercises in each video that you can work with all week.
Join Us to Activate Your Inner Jaguar
I often say this course is about learning to be human.
In this course I’ll teach you to drop beneath the surface, where the body has a magnificent intelligence of what it needs to do to unwind itself. It’s waiting for us to listen, to create a deep safety and resonance, to create the conditions where letting go is possible.