This agreement sets the container and informs how women show up for one another and for themselves. I read it more than once during the program to keep it in view, and participants truly align with it in the most beautiful way.
Jaya, you are forthright without being overbearing. You're also so damn funny and appreciative of humor from others. This made things intimate and kept the hard work from being too much. I just loved your honest talk about what is—e.g., getting the bullshit out of positive thinking. Your words don't come as a pronouncement from on high, but rather permission to be/feel however you need to be/feel. This is so liberating and supportive.
I love your empowering way of teaching—very direct and helpful.
Jaya, you have such a gift. You are so natural and can shift gears so quickly. Someone will come up with a situation and bam, you've listened, reflected, put yourself in that person's shoes, and consistently responded with a positive way to look at the situation.
I super, super appreciated your expert facilitation, and the ways you continuously and repeatedly brought everyone back to focus on their OWN work, and their OWN stuff.
I never felt you had any other agenda but to help us find our way to peace of mind, to freedom from suffering. You handled some difficult situations with sensitivity.
I've never been to a group retreat in which the facilitator was so available throughout the weekend. This element provided me with the feeling of "okayness" to take risks knowing you would be there.
Happening now, Fall 2017