New Earth Institute
Community Education for Personal Growth and Transformation
* These are consciousness centered courses for personal growth and transformation and are NOT for Counseling or Therapy Practice CEUs
6-week series: February 15-March 21 Online Synchronous via ZoomThursdays, 10am-12pm Pacific; 11am-1pm, Mountain; 12-2pm Central; 1-3pm EasternDescription: Myths are timeless and so is our soul. This six-week journey will provide an opportunity to explore, express and reflect on life cycles and transitions of the sacred feminine by re-imagining the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. As the season changes from winter into spring in the Northern Hemisphere, this ancient story mirrors and helps us reconnect with the cyclic beauty of our lives as women. By re-imagining these ancient goddesses, we mobilize internal energies that have become stagnant, and allow them to inform ways in which we can restore, assert, and transform our life’s narrative: past, current, and future. As a result, we reclaim that which is precious and meaningful in us and embody the courage to offer it to others. We will engage in creative inquiry, endocrine/imaginal contemplations, somatic movement, storytelling, embodied archetypes, guided imagery, and art-making utilizing the methodology of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process and The School of BodyMindMovement. The series will culminate in a circle of harvesting our collective wisdom and compassionate witnessing. All levels of experience with the arts welcome.Presenter: Marialuisa Diaz de Leon Zuloaga MA, REAT, MSMT, MSME is a somatic movement specialist, mythologist, educator, researcher, international presenter, and performer born in Guadalajara, Mexico where she obtained her B.A. in Psychology and discovered her love of dance. Marialuisa’s professional experience in psychology, somatics, and the arts, spanning over twenty years, includes work in education, private practice, and community. She is the creator of Mythic Life: Embodying Wisdom, Beauty and Courage, where she brings her expertise and passion to the work women’s empowerment through the integration of myth, arts, somatic movement and archetypal psychology. Through Mythic Life (www.mythiclife.net) she focuses on working with women who are undergoing developmental transitions and/or life crisis such as: divorce, miscarriage, perimenopause/menopause, cross-cultural integration experiences, and challenges developing self-confidence and leadership in the workplace.
8 Week Series: Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm Pacific, 12pm-1:30pm Mountain, 1:00pm-2:30pm Central, 2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern, Jan 24th-March 13th, Online via ZoomDescription: This psychoeducational course will draw from multiple disciplines to introduce students to micro-mindfulness and presencing skills to increase resilience, focus, and compassionate awareness for self and other and assist with daily navigation of challenging stressors and global events. Various practices will be introduced during this 8-week class that draw from use of breathwork, HeartMath, somatics, ecotherapy, mindful self-compassion, cognitive and emotional awareness, and basic nervous system physiology. The facilitator will focus on creating a sense of safety and belonging for diverse identities to encourage sharing and a supportive learning environment.Presenter: Sarah Stout, LPCC, RPT, is a grandmother, community elder, and a graduate of Southwestern’s class of 1986. As a Registered Play Therapist, she worked with children and families for many decades, loving the deep seeing of children. A cancer diagnosis in 2021 catapulted her into a personal healing journey that led her to parts work and Internal Family Systems, learning to attend to and heal ancestral trauma with mindful presencing and resilience training. She is now semi-retired, but maintains a small private practice, where she enjoys sharing what she is ever learning. When she’s not behind the computer or visiting her grandchildren, she’s out dancing or spending time in nature.
Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm Mountain, January 11-February 1st, in person at Southwestern College Campus, Santa Fe New MexicoDescription: Crystal Bowls use resonate vibrations to promote balance, relaxation and overall wellbeing. Studies show that crystal bowl sound healing can reduce stress, promote deeper and more restful sleep, improve resilience, and support the body’s inherent capacity to heal itself. This series will invite participants to identify a personal theme or pathway toward self-healing and allow them to take in the sound of the crystal bowls to solidify and enhance their personal process. Bring a yoga mat, bolster, pillow or blanket to sit on and/or for warmth. Backjacks and chairs will available, but sound healing is best received while lying down in a comfortable position. Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis, so register early to secure your spot!Presenter: Desirae Rose is a Life Changing Energy Certified Sound Healer and Shiva Shakti Yoga Teacher. She utilizes visualization, oracle cards and restorative yoga in her healing work to help her clients discover the inner harmony that resides within. She is a new mom, and recent transplant from Austin, Texas, and is excited to connect with the Santa Fe healing community to bring more vitality, connection, and authenticity to the world. Her goal is to help others find their pathway to healing with her nourishing and supportive approach.