For Individuals Who Wish to Deepen their Connection to the Divine Feminine
Oct 11 – Dec 17, 2021
What Does the Divine Feminine Mean to You?
Are you wishing for deeper connection with the Divine Feminine but not sure how to begin?
Are you overwhelmed at all the information out there and don’t know how to sort it out?
Do you want to engage in Goddess-based practices but don’t know how to learn them?
Are you confused about what constitutes an authentic Goddess practice?
Do you feel a strong connection to the Divine Feminine but don’t know how to channel this connection meaningfully in your daily life?
Did you think “YES,” to any of the above? If so…
I created 30 Things About The Goddess for you!
I say this with great understanding because ten years ago, I was nodding yes to each of these questions.
So I got to work.
I decided to create 30 Things About the Goddess because I wanted to connect more deeply to the Divine Feminine. While I felt Goddess energy all around me, I wasn’t able to connect to it as fully as I wished to in my daily life. This was surprising and frustrating to me, so I decided to try and change it.
I dove deeply into research-through both scholarly channels and personal practices handed down from teacher to student. I read stacks of academic books, spent time annually in the temples of South India, chanted Shakti mantras, practiced goddess mudras, and studied with top scholars.
Finally, one afternoon in a Kali Temple in South India, at a time when I was going through a tough moment in my life, I simply released my forced efforts to connect with Shakti, also accepting that whatever was to happen in my life that year would happen. When I relinquished control, everything shifted and there she was: in front of me, within me, and as me. I felt recognized and held, exhilarated and empowered. Since that afternoon, she has never left me.
I want to offer this to you too.
30 Things About the Goddess is designed for soulful individuals wishing to deepen their connection to the Divine Feminine. If you want immerse yourself in Goddess practices and wisdom, accessing the Divine Feminine within yourself, and acquiring lasting tools to connect with the Goddess in your daily life, join us.
How Does it Work?
When you connect with the Divine Feminine, you connect with nature. Why? Because the Divine Feminine IS Nature so she resides within you! In 30 Things About The Goddess, you will learn how to access this inner energy.
Why is This Connection Important?
When you feel the Divine Feminine or Shakti as an active force within you, your life becomes richer and deeper.
You feel connected within which helps you connect to the world around you.
You step into flow.
You enter a greater state of harmony through becoming more deeply in touch with the full possible range of emotions and experiences: the shadow as well as the light.
You don’t see the world as happening to you. Instead, you engage with the world from your empowered center.
I know this from personal experience, and it is my greatest joy to share this experience and this access with you.
I invite you to step in.
What Will Happen?
When you engage in Goddess-based practices, your life changes.
You begin to feel deeply connected to nature.
You start finding inspiration in everyday life.
Your daily rituals begin to feel more meaningful.
You feel held and supported by the Universe.
You feel at home within yourself.
I created this course while searching for the Goddess so I know what your searching feels like. This experience of searching, combined with over ten years of South Indian pilgrimage and my twenty years of teaching, have resulted in this newly expanded version of 30 Things About The Goddess.
”Susanna’s 30 words for 30 days has been a wonderful challenge! Writing what I love has been a great joy and creates new insight into my teaching practice. She is sweet and steady in her encouragements…I am so grateful for Susanna’s offerings and will return many times. Thanks for helping me grow Susanna!Rachael Crawford Goolsby, Yoga Teacher, WriterFrom Susanna's 30 words 30 Days Course
In 30 Things About The Goddess, as in all my courses, I share my personal method for generating and nurturing our inner Shakti, which is based on these 6 Elements of Creativity:
TRUST – Trust your creative impulse.
BELIEVE – Believe in yourself and your value.
EMBODY – Connect body, mind, and spirit to express your fullest self.
FOCUS – Be fearless in your focus.
ACT – Don’t hesitate – take action – dive in.
FLOW – Stop censoring yourself and let your creativity flow.
Whether you are learning about the Goddesses, deepening your connection to them, or channeling their energies as the basis for your personal creative work, these 6 Elements of Creativity will serve as touchstones in our journey together.
”Susanna is a gifted storyteller who shares not just the wonder and magnificence of the ancient Goddesses, but teaches us to apply their bravery, enchantment and wisdom to our own lives. In her descriptions of Saraswati’s artistry or Parvati’s love or Kali’s ferocity, we see reflected our own great fortune (a Lakshmi!) at being engaged humans in the 21st century.Martine Trelaun, Yogateau CreatorFrom Susanna's 30 Things About the Goddess
30 Things About The Goddess is a ten-week immersion into Shakti, the energizing and animating principle of the Universe, known as the Goddess or the Divine Feminine.
You will learn about 30 Hindu Goddesses: who they are, what they represent, and how to access them. From strength to abundance and artistry, you will explore different aspects of yourself through the lens of each Goddess, and in our shared journey, you will acquire lasting tools and techniques for self-empowerment.
When you join 30 Things About The Goddess, you will receive:
30 Goddess Newsletters packed with content delivered Mon, Wed, and Fri.
9 Live-Streamed Embodiment Masterclasses Weds @ 11am EST designed to inform and support your journey.
A 10 Week Container providing community and shared practices.
Consistent Support from me in your journey via Email and Voxer
Opportunities for Q&A in our Zoom Embodiment Sessions
A Private Facebook Group in which to share ideas and ask questions
Links to Stream all Zoom sessions
In 30 Things About The Goddess, you will:
Acquire a solid base of knowledge about Hindu Goddesses.
Discover the Divine Feminine within you.
Learn Goddess-based rituals and meditations.
Connect with a supportive community of practitioners.
Learn to weave Goddess energy into your daily life.
Come together with others in celebration and experiential learning.
What Should I Expect to Happen?
You will find that one Goddess or maybe a few will speak to you in a special way. You will discover a relationship to that Goddess that ends up being your personal gateway into the Divine Feminine. Once I connected with Kali, it felt like all the other Goddesses started knocking on my front door. During our time together, you will make yourself a living, moving temple for the Goddess. Things will never be the same.
How Will I Learn to Implement Goddess Based Practices?
We will meet on Zoom for Nine Live Embodiment Sessions to learn how to incorporate Goddess-based practices in our daily lives. These Sessions are a brand NEW addition to the course and will be deeply experiential. Expect guided Goddess meditations, mudra practices, mantra chanting, and more. There will also be time for Q&A. My goal is to leave you with a wealth of practices to make your own. The sessions will all be available for streaming if you cannot make the class time or if you wish to watch it again.
Who is 30 Things About The Goddess for?
If you are soulful and passionate, this is for you.
If you yearn for connection in your daily life, this is for you.
If you want to join a community interested in exploring Goddess practices, this is for you.
If you want to learn how to implement daily goddess-based rituals, this is for you.
If you wish to tap into the sacred in daily life, this is for you.
If you want to access your inner power, this is for you.
If you wish to journey to your center, this is for you.
What Does the Goddess Have to do With My Life?
What DOESN’T the goddess have to do with your life?! The Goddess, Shakti, is the energy and animating force of everything that exists. She is movement, she is nature, she is your first breath and your last, she is desire, she is peace, she is everything. Choosing to connect to Shakti is choosing to connect to life more fully, to live more creatively and artfully, and to love more deeply.
Thinking About It?
Ask yourself this…
Do you sometimes find a disconnect between your physical and spiritual life?
Are you looking for a container in which to nurture your spiritual self?
Do you find that you are struggling to find meaning in this odd moment in time?
Do you wish you were less isolated in your interests and could use more support?
Do you want assistance establishing lasting rituals that give meaning to your daily life?
You wake up each morning with a mantra on your lips, beginning your day with reverence.
You feel held and supported by the Universe as you move through your day.
You feel empowered in challenging situations.
You dare to take creative chances.
You love life more fiercely.
You feel connected to your center and connected to the world.
The Divine Feminine is Intelligence, Power, & Creativity.
I welcome you to 30 Things About the Goddess!
The Practical Stuff
When does the course begin and end?
Oct 11 – Dec 17, 2021
How is the course delivered?
Weekly content and themes will be delivered via a newsletter packed with images, practices, links, and inspiration for the week.
When are the weekly embodiment practices?
Wednesdays 11am-12pm EST.
What if I can’t make the livestream practices?
ABSOLUTELY! The weekly embodiment practices will be available to watch on-demand for the length of the course.
There is no livestream on 11/24
How does the Facebook Group work?
The Facebook group is where we share ideas, images, thoughts, writing, ask questions and solicit opinions. Some people use it constantly and others only occasionally. It is a place of support and accountability. While it is not obligatory, it provides all participants with an ongoing touchstone for their creative practices.
When will we be able to access the weekly livestream recordings if we miss the practice?
Within 24-48 hours you will be able to stream and download the talk.
Are there refunds given?
There will be no refunds given for this course once it begins. There is a $50 processing fee if cancelled prior to start.
What if I want individual support?
If you want to schedule another 1 on 1 session with me, as a member of this community, you may do so at half-price during the course. Normally $200, you will only pay $100! You can message me about this at any time.
Susanna is the author of Yoga 365: Daily Wisdom for Life On and Off the Mat and Looking at Matisse and Picasso. Combining her life as a writer, yoga teacher, and artist, Susanna delights in helping people access their self-expression, guiding them on creative journeys to deepen their spiritual practices and to produce new work, introducing practices and rituals to support their growth. Based in NYC, she teaches internationally.
Susanna’s spiritual and creative life is rooted in a South Indian Goddess-based tradition, and she has been going on annual pilgrimage to Tamil Nadu for over a decade. A pioneer in online courses, Susanna introduced Writing Your Practice in 2010. She created the first art and writing courses for The Museum of Modern Art in the late 90s and early 2000s, and has written for numerous art and yoga publications. Susanna believes in the power of creativity to heal and to inspire and believes that everyone has a story waiting to be told.