Embodied Service: An online mentorship for women

Watch for the next round in spring, 2019. Interested? Leave a comment below or get in touch!

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Is it time….

to learn to trust your self/Self and Life itself?

to get out of your head, into your body, and reclaim your natural wisdom?

Are you too busy or too tired to spend time with the people you love, doing the things you love?

Do you wake up in the morning anxious and already working through your to-do list?

Do you know, deep down, something is not quite right in your work, your life?

Do you long to do what you came here to do, and enjoy doing it??

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I know what it feels like to answer ‘yes’ to these questions! In 2010, I quit my corporate career, burned out and exhausted. I spent some time looking in the wrong places for better answers. Then, I reconnected with my soul, began to honor my feminine nature for the first time, and began a journey of learning a whole new way of service – to my soul, to the Earth, to Life itself.

One thing I learned is no matter what form our soul’s work takes – healer, writer, designer,  mystic, teacher; boss or employee – there is a way of being that feels joyful, easeful, and in alignment with who we really are, with our Soul.

This is the path of true service.

But this is not the way we are taught.

Most of us have unconsciously absorbed the programming of our culture – 

we aren’t good enough….

we have to play big….

we have to work hard to get results….

we have to ‘figure it out’….

It’s a rat race out there……

We have the choice to create more balanced stories, stories that include the power of feminine energy to balance the distorted masculine power of our culture that looks a lot like control.

Whether we work in a corporation, small business, or our own home, serving in an embodied, balanced manner matters.

By creating a new story for ourselves, we create a new story for people around us, the world, and our beautiful Earth. 

In our three month journey together, we will draw upon the wisdom of yoga, its sister science Ayurveda, astrology, and other nature-based traditions to reconnect with our souls and the Earth Herself.

In order to provide embodied service, we must care for our bodies, placate our over-worked minds, and listen more deeply to our innate soul wisdom.

Astrology – specifically soul astrology – helps us attune to the patterns and cycles of the natural world. Rather than determining fate, soul astrology gives us a way to listen and respond to the insights of our souls and the World Soul.

The very purpose of Ayurveda, the indigenous medical system from India, sister science to Yoga, is to connect our souls to our bodies through our senses. Through this ancient wisdom, we’ll learn self-care that supports not only our bodies but our whole selves.

Although Yoga is best known in this country as a physical practice, there are many more teachings that help us tap into our deepest source of wisdom – our souls.

We’ll meet twice each month: once at the New Moon and again around the Full Moon.

Each call will include a presentation and discussion of  some of the old stories, and how we can create new stories, both personally and collectively; 

We’ll use meditation, journaling and other practices to bring us more in tune with our bodies and help us listen to our souls; 

We’ll have time for questions, discussion and connection. 

In at least one of our calls, we’ll be joined by a gifted guest healer to help us shift out of old, stuck stories.

Through our journey together, you will:

see unconscious fears that restrain you;

discover ways to balance the masculine energies of organization, action, and planning with feminine energies of fluidity, rest, allowing;

release old stories and patterns that cloud your deep knowing;

learn to hear and TRUST your self, your soul, your intuition;

learn practices and tools for living authentically in harmony with the natural world;

reclaim your SOVEREIGNTY.

What we won’t be doing in this Soul Mentorship:

This is not a journey of transcendent bliss, love and light, although we may experience them all. By deepening our relationship with our soul, we become more fully human, facing and embracing our shadows and our light.

We will not be learning magical manifestation methods, although we may find we manifest more clearly when we listen deeply to our souls.

We will not be focusing on six-figure incomes, getting more clients, or any kind of “more, better, faster”. But we may experience a greater sense of prosperity as we learn to serve authentically, easefully, powerfully.

What you receive:

6 live classes: Three at the New Moons and three at the Full Moons, all via Zoom videoconferencing;

One individual session with me for personalized mentoring (you can purchase additional sessions at a 25% discount from my normal rates);

Recordings of all 6 classes to download and listen to at your convenience;

PDF Handouts with suggested practices and exercises;

Online community through an exclusive, secret Facebook group where you can post questions, share your journey, and give and receive support with other mentorship participants;

A Soulwork partner with whom to share the journey, and do the homework practices between calls.

Class size is limited to 8 women

Watch the 2018 preview call:

Course registration reopens in spring, 2019. Interested? Let me know!



About your guide

Kristine Backes is a teacher, healer, astrologer and writer who left a decades-long corporate communications career in 2010 in search of freedom. In the course of the next seven years – one Saturn cycle – Kristine deepened her knowledge and practice of yoga; immersed herself in its sister science of Ayurveda; learned Reiki energy healing; and uncovered a deep intuition about astrology she did not know she had.  

She also became intimate with herself, her soul, and her feminine nature. Her education included two journeys to India followed by several years as a partner in a natural health clinic in Portland, then her return to Montana and her original teacher, the mountains. 

Kristine’s soul’s passion is showing people how to listen to their own innate wisdom by moving in closer harmony with the natural world and its rhythms. Kristine is a registered yoga teacher, certified Reiki Master and hold a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

What others say about Kristine –

I have the extraordinary fortune of witnessing women embody their Souls every summer at my Soul Fire Retreat. Every single ensouled woman blows my mind and my heart wide open. Kristine Backes came to the very first Soul Fire retreat and I will never forget how she LOOKED at each of us on the last night of the retreat: AUTHENTIC NOBLE TRUE WISE POWER. Lucky for all of us, she is offering an online mentorship for women called Embodied Service that is rooted in Soul, Astrology, Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, and so much natural healing wisdom. – Sera Beak, author, Redvolutionary

 …. I deeply value (Kristine’s) integrity, wisdom, and grounded presence. She’s a skilled astrologer with an approach that’s practical, positive, accessible and healing. She’s passionate about helping others, and draws on a great range of skills, knowledge and experience. Emily Trinkaus – Astrologer, Writer, Galactic Priestess

Kristine holds the earth in her body and heart. She’s a calm, patient and loving guide through the madness of modern life towards ways of living that align with what truly nourishes us. The prescription is different for each person, but through every reading and consultation winds a common thread: deep respect for the planet, for your human body and for the soul that illuminates your human form. After saving her own life, she’s sharing some of the wisdom she’s gained. And it’s priceless. – Belinda Noakes – Courage Coach