Wisdom Program

Women’s Intuitive Spiritual Development Online Mentorship

A 12-month journey for women to develop their
spiritual, transformative, and intuitive capacities.

January 1 – December 19, 2020

OVERVIEW   •   INTENTION   •   TOPICS
RHYTHM   •   CALENDAR   •   REGISTRATION
TESTIMONIALS   •   DISCERNMENT

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“The Wisdom Program is everything and more than I could have ever dreamed.”

— Cynthia, member of the 2018 cohort

 
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Overview

The Wisdom Program is an immersive 12-month spiritual development course for women, based on the 12 themes of my Seeds of Wisdom book and deck.

A strong container for sacred work.

The Wisdom Program is an integrative experience — an opportunity to weave together the many strands of any previous training, your unique expertise, your insight, and your spiritual gifts.

An intimate, online spiritual circle.

The Wisdom Program takes place online, giving you the freedom to be anywhere. But we are anything but distant! Your cohort is an intimate circle of women making real connections.

Multiple distance-learning formats.

Over a full turn of seasons, the Wisdom Program offers women several formats and approaches for spiritual development, including:

 
  • Monthly Group Meetings

  • Daily Practice

  • Weekly Homework

  • Weekly Partnership

  • Quarterly Mentorship

 
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“This group opened up my eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world and myself.”

— Jeny, member of the 2017 and 2018 cohorts

 
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Intention

This year-long spiritual mentorship blends energy work, transformative practices, women’s wisdom, connection with nature, and community deepening.

A journey of soul discovery.

On this journey, you will develop your intuition, connect with your personal power, and access “alternative” ways of knowing. Most of all, you will grow in your relationship with yourself.

Holding and shaping space.

With intuition as a central methodology, the Wisdom Program will help you cultivate clear perception. Together, we will create sacred space, shape energy, and use “priestessing” skills.

For women of many paths.

The Wisdom Program holds space for self-identified women from a range of spiritual traditions. If you are ready to grow, this mentorship will help you:

 
  • Expand your intuitive awareness

  • Deepen your spiritual practice

  • Learn self-care and energy work tools

  • Open pathways for increased flow

  • Connect deeply with with nature

  • Integrate the gifts you already possess

  • Take a quantum leap on your path

 
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“I highly recommend this program for anyone interested in upleveling their spiritual life.”

— Marie, member of the 2017 and 2018 cohorts

 
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Topics

Each month will focus on one of the 12 Seeds of Wisdom themes. Within each month’s wisdom theme, we will explore the following topics:

  • Authenticity

    Being, radiating and expressing the truth of the self.

  • Sacred Space

    Creating containers for meaning, connection and transformation

  • Energy Work

    Grounding, meditation, aura and chakra health, color therapy, physical practices.

  • Expressive Arts

    Journaling, collage, free-writing, movement, drawing/painting.

  • Wisdom Shares

    Safe space for you to express your talents, skills, excellence and leadership.

  • Inner Journey Work

    Resolving past tensions, discovering hidden talents, and connecting with spirit support team.

  • Building Networks

    Connecting in mutual support with other spiritually-motivated women.

  • Earth Cycles

    Learning the subtleties of the seasons and aligning with the solar and lunar rhythms.

  • Rites of Passage

    Creating meaningful rituals to mark completions, transitions and stepping into your own power

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“It has been the best gift I’ve ever given myself.”

— Carrie, member of the 2018 cohort

 
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Rhythm

Our year-long journey keeps a steady rhythm that supports you along your path. Group meetings introduce the wisdom theme for the month. Weekly rhythms keep you connected with the theme and with your cohort. Daily practice keeps you connected with you. Quarterly mentorship sessions provide tailored-for-you support.

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Monthly Meeting

  • 1 Saturday per month
    10:30am – 12pm Pacific time
    Zoom Video Conference

Monthly group meetings introduce the theme for each month. We will use a variety of transformative processes to engage the theme including guided visualization, active energy meditation, deep writing, and creative reflection. Participants also get the opportunity to hear from each other and develop active listening and space-holding skills. Our first monthly meeting is January 11, 2020. See the calendar below for all 12 meetings, plus a final completion call. For the sake of privacy, monthly meetings will be recorded only if the entire group agrees to it.

Daily Practice

  • 15 minutes every day
    wherever you are

Daily practice provides the consistency needed to anchor spiritual development. Think of these 15 minutes as your own private temple or sanctuary in which you connect with the divine in you. Your daily practice will be unique to you — it may take the form of meditation, exercise, a walk in nature, art-making, writing or some other meaningful way you can connect with yourself. The form itself can change, but the intention remains the same: 15 minutes a day every day for a year of sacred time to nourish your soul. Your daily practice begins January 1, 2020. You will be provided with guidance prior to our first group meeting on how to begin your personal daily practice.

Weekly Homework

  • Assigned on Saturday,
    due the following Saturday

Weekly homework keeps you engaged with our monthly theme and accountable to the process. Homework might include reflecting on a piece of writing, creating an altar, spending time in nature, doing a specific spiritual practice or self-care activity, making a challenge for yourself and meeting it, doing a Seeds of Wisdom card reading for a friend, and other relevant (and manageable) activities that help you deepen with the monthly theme and/or with a specific transformative skill. Participants turn in their homework by posting to a secret Facebook group in shareable forms relevant to the assignment itself. For example, if the assignment is to make an altar, then you’d turn in your homework by posting a photo of the altar. First homework will be assigned January 4, 2020 and due prior to our first monthly meeting on January 11, 2020.

Weekly Partnership

  • 10-minute phone call per week

Every week, you and an assigned partner will connect via phone (or any other real-time voice-to-voice technology you prefer) for a brief conversation. The call should be at least 10 minutes long — enough time for you both to have a quick check-in. (If you and your partner would like to connect for longer, you certainly may, but only if that’s agreeable to you both.) You will partner with the same person for a month and will be assigned a new partner at the start of each month. The primary purposes of the weekly partnership are to maintain a sense of connection between monthly group meetings, to give you a chance to be witnessed in your process, and to give you the opportunity to practice some of the skills you’ll be learning each month. You will be assigned your January partner and expected to connect with her before our first monthly meeting on January 11.

Quarterly Mentorship

  • 1 hour session per quarter
    by Phone or Zoom

All Wisdom Program participants receive an hour-long mentorship call with me every quarter. During our 1-to-1 calls, we may address whatever themes and topics are relevant to your journey. It’s your time to be used in whatever ways advance your soul’s agenda.

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“Elka has amazing facilitation skills and is so talented at guiding the group, and individuals, in their work.”

— Beth, member of the 2017 cohort

 
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2020 Calendar of
Monthly Meetings

 

Monthly meetings take place on the following Saturdays,
10:30am-12pm Pacific time.

January 11, 2020

Theme: Initiation

February 8, 2020

Theme: Mystery

March 7, 2020

Theme: Chaos

April 4, 2020

Theme: Beauty

May 2, 2020

Theme: Creation

June 6, 2020

Theme: Life Force

July 11, 2020

Theme: Light

August 8, 2020

Theme: Gaia

September 12, 2020

Theme: Paradox

October 10, 2020

Theme: Rebirth

November 7, 2020

Theme: Darkness

December 5, 2020

Theme: True Self

December 19, 2020

Completion Ceremony

 
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“Joining the Wisdom Program is truly an act of self love! I’m so grateful and overjoyed!”

— Elisa, member of the 2018 cohort

 
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Registration

Tuition for the 2020 Wisdom Program is $2,000.
A payment plan is available for $179 per month
with a $150 non-refundable registration fee.

 

If you and I have not
worked together before,

let’s schedule a 20-minute call to discern
if the Wisdom Program is right for you:


If you have worked with me before,

you are welcome to register below:

 

Enrollment closes on
December 14, 2019.

Space is limited and early registration is wise.

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What your tuition includes:

 

As a participant in the Wisdom Program, you receive…

  • Sustained energetic support from the sacred container we create together

  • 13 facilitated gatherings — live, face-to-face group meetings via Zoom

  • 51 weekly connections through check-in calls with a partner

  • 51 weekly assignments to engage your spirit and your creativity

  • 4 private mentorship sessions — quarterly opportunities to dive deeper

  • Daily sanctuary through your personal spiritual practice

  • Community deepening at our secret Facebook group

  • Bonus gatherings for building skills and for community deepening

  • Access to a private members website with special content

  • Discounts on additional 1-to-1 sessions if desired


When you enroll, you receive…

  • A special package mailed to you with

    • Seeds of Wisdom guidebook and deck of cards

    • Tangible materials for our first gathering

Plus…

  • A detailed welcome packet including

    • Your astrology chart with insights related to your spiritual growth

    • Numerology insights about your soul path and your path for 2020


After you graduate, you receive…

  • Certification as a Seeds of Wisdom oracle reader

    While this is not an oracle card training per se, you will engage deeply with the Seeds of Wisdom themes while developing your intuitive capacities. Therefore, graduates will be qualified to provide Seeds of Wisdom readings and will receive my blessing to call themselves certified Seeds of Wisdom oracle readers.

 

Take the next step:

Or click here to set up a discernment call.


 
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Testimonials

Hear from previous Wisdom Program participants...

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Carrie’s project for the wisdom theme of “Creation.”

Carrie’s project for the wisdom theme of “Creation.”

“There is really no adequate way to describe the transitions I’ve gone through since working with Elka on an individual basis and also as part of her Wisdom Program.

After my Dad’s death, I began to spiral out of control — unhealthy behaviors and poor choices led me down a path or anxiety, despair and depression. My journey with Elka has landed me in a most surprising place — one of self acceptance, self love, and calm. I no longer reach for Xanax at the first sign of anxiety – I’ve so many other tools to use. I’ve been able to replace my constant state of flight/fight with a calm, knowing feeling that I will be ok. It has been the best gift I’ve ever given myself. And I’ve found many gifts in myself that I have to share with the world!”

—Carrie, member of the 2018 cohort

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Marie’s goddess altar for the wisdom theme of “Gaia.”

Marie’s goddess altar for the wisdom theme of “Gaia.”

“Prior to starting the Wisdom Program I had been feeling a strong thirst to deepen and develop my personal spiritual practice and step into a place of confidence and authority in this realm.

I was passive and wishful, failing to follow through on spiritual curiosities. Now I am more clear about what topics I want to immerse in and what skills I want to learn. I have noticed a strong shift in the ownership of and  responsibility for my spiritual path. I feel more committed to self-study and spiritual self development projects. I also feel inspired by my intuitive skills and more confident bringing them into my work as a healer. The container of this program was exactly what I needed and such a blessing for keeping my attention on spirit and self cultivation when life was busy. I highly recommend this program for anyone interested in upleveling their spiritual life.”

—Marie, member of the 2017 and 2018 cohorts

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Cynthia’s talisman for the wisdom theme of “Initiation.”

Cynthia’s talisman for the wisdom theme of “Initiation.”

“The Wisdom Program is everything and more than I could have ever dreamed.

It has been the answer to my prayer as reflected in this Unfinished Poem by John O’Donohue — ‘I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.’ Thank you!”

— Cynthia, member of the 2018 cohort

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Jeny’s mind map for the wisdom theme of “Chaos.”

Jeny’s mind map for the wisdom theme of “Chaos.”

“This group opened up my eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world and myself.

When I first signed up I was worried about the time commitment and afraid I didn’t “know” enough to be a contributing member. But now looking back it is so obvious that this program came into my life at the perfect moment. I highly recommend it and am happy to talk with anyone interested in it about my experience.”

—Jeny, member of the 2017 and 2018 cohorts

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Elisa’s ritual for the wisdom theme of “Life Force.”

Elisa’s ritual for the wisdom theme of “Life Force.”

“Joining the Wisdom Program is truly an act of self love!

I’m so grateful and overjoyed to have found Elka and the Wisdom Program, especially during a time when I was searching for ways to renew and deepen my connection to Spirit.

Since the start of this program, I’ve learned that strengthening this connection is closely intertwined with getting to know myself more deeply and unabashedly.  I’ve learned to trust my own intuition and innate wisdom, rather than always looking outwards for guidance and answers.  I feel more comfortable with the unknown and have been able to navigate through challenging situations with more ease and even playfulness! I feel more connected to the cycles in nature and the Universe, and know that I am not separate from them. I can access my creative power and recognize the Divine within myself. 

I find the structure of the Wisdom Program to be particularly supportive to my spiritual growth. Every month, with it’s new theme, is an invitation to look at myself and the world with a different perspective. The weekly assignments — that feel much more like gifts than homework — encourage you to explore the monthly theme in more detail through activities like art making, creating your own ritual, self reflection through writing or connecting with nature. Monthly meetings and weekly phone calls gave me the heart-filling experience of knowing what it’s like to be part of a magical community made up of amazing, supportive women. The quarterly mentorship calls with Elka are phenomenal and transformative. She has the unique ability to distill and communicate what’s most vital and relevant to your spiritual growth. She can articulate the most subtle feeling or nebulous thought into something crystal clear. With that clarity comes her elegant guidance, a brilliant and potent blend of intuition, practical suggestions, energy work and deep wisdom.

I could easily write pages! Although my child self really just wants to say, ‘Being in the Wisdom Program is like being in the most magical club ever! Closest to Hogwarts as you’re gonna get!’”

—Elisa, member of the 2018 cohort

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Discernment

The Wisdom Program is a substantial experience.

Check in deeply with yourself before stepping into the commitment.

You may wish to do a reading about it using the Seeds of Wisdom online oracle.

Consult your inner knowing and
set up a discernment call with me.

We’ll talk about what you’re hoping to gain from this path and about any concerns you may have. And if we’ve never worked together before, we’ll get a feel for each others’ energy.

You may also enjoy reading this post on my own spiritual journey.

Ready to register?