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30 Things About
Transformation

For Individuals Who Wish to Engage in a Journey of Transformation

October 24, 2022 – January 6th, 2023

WHAT DO YOU WISH TO TRANSFORM?

  • Are you looking for tools and practices for self-empowerment?
  • Are you curious about learning more about Ganesha?
  • Do you want to engage in Ganesha-based practices but don’t know how to learn them?
  • Are you wishing to connect with Ganesha but  you’re not sure how to begin?
  • Are you longing for a new beginning or for transformation in your life?

Did you thinkYES,” to any of the above?

If so…

30 Things About Transformation is for you!

I say this with great understanding because Ganesha has helped me get through some extremely tough times. I wanted all these things.

 

So I dove in.

The first temple I ever visited on my first pilgrimage to South India was a small sweet Ganesh Temple in Pondicheri. I was moved, stunned by its beauty, and knew that this was the beginning of a lifelong connection. I proceeded to fall in love again and again with the many Ganesha Temples we visited, and once back in New York, began to visit the Ganesha Temple here as well. It felt like home.
A few years later I created a course called 30 Things About Ganesha. My desire was to dive into learning about Ganesha, connecting deeply to Ganesha practices, philosophy, and stories, and to share all of it with people who were equally interested.
I immersed myself in research, through scholarly channels and through personal practices handed down from teacher to student. I read stacks of academic books, continued to spend time annually in the temples of South India, chanted Ganesha mantras, practiced Ganesha mudras, and studied with top scholars.
The course emerged as a series of newsletters packed with information, practices, and imagery. It has been wildly popular throughout the years, but this year, for the first time since I created it, I have decided to add weekly live Embodiment Sessions so we can gather, connect, and interact.
What is an Embodiment Session? An Embodiment Session is when we invite the practices and teachings of Ganesha to come alive in our bodies and minds. Ganesha is about steadfastness during change, about transformation, about wisdom, about sweetness, about new beginnings, and about so much more that all of us want in our lives. Through meditation, mantra, and mudra, we can awaken these qualities within ourselves.

We practice and are transformed.

For this reason, I am now calling this course 30 Things About Transformation.

I am excited to offer this to you.

30 Things About Transformation is designed for soulful individuals wishing to deepen their connection to the Ganesha, the Deity of Beginnings, Change, and Transformation. If you want  to immerse yourself in Ganesha practices and wisdom, accessing the Ganesh energy within yourself, and acquiring lasting tools to connect with him in your daily life, join us.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

When you connect with Ganesha, you connect with the universe. Why? Because Ganesha is the Lord of Beginnings. He resides in every moment of change, from the overt, such as beginning a new venture, to every aspect of our embodied lives from our being born, to the dawn initiating a new day, to every breath we take. Ganesha is said to carry the universe in his belly, and like him, we are each a universe unto ourselves. In 30 Things About Transformation, you will learn how to access this power within your own heart, mind, and body.

WHY IS THIS CONNECTION IMPORTANT?

  • When you engage with the energy of Ganesha 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 Ganesha-based practices, your life changes.
  • You begin to feel deeply connected to the world.
  • You start finding inspiration in everyday life.
  • Your daily rituals become more meaningful.
  • You feel held and supported by practices and meditations, individually and with our group.
  • You feel at home within yourself, just like Ganesha.
I created this course while searching for all these things in my own life, so I know what your searching feels like. This experience of my searching, combined with my decade and a half of pilgrimage and darshan in South India and my over twenty years of teaching, have resulted in 30 Things About Transformation.

Susanna’s class offered me not just the opportunity to spend two hours every week immersed online in a community of writers for seven weeks, it also encouraged me to cultivate a daily writing practice and to read texts in a more focused and mindful way. It is difficult to overstate how much those two dedicated hours flowed over into the rest of my life, spurring a very creative period in the midst of an otherwise difficult year.

Anna KushnerWriter & Translator
Susanna Harwood Rubin is the author of Yoga 365:Daily Wisdom for Life On and Off the Mat. She is a writer, artist, and yoga teacher whose work is rooted in South Indian Philosophy. She is passionate about sharing the empowering traditional practices of mudra, mantra, pranayama, meditation, and myth. Based in NYC, Susanna teaches internationally. She is the creator of Embodied Writing, Writing Your Practice, and the 30 Things series of online courses. For years Susanna lectured and wrote for the Museum of Modern Art, including co-writing the book, “Looking at Matisse and Picasso.”  She has written for numerous publications and been featured on HuffPostLive, MSNBC Today, Yoga Journal, Mantra Wellness, Marie-Claire France, Elle Suisse, Well + Good, and on many podcasts.

GUEST TEACHERS

Shantala Sriramaiah

Shantala Sriramaiah teaches Veda recitation to a growing global community of students through her online platform and live classes. Inspired by her mother Saroja, who taught chanting classes in their home for over 30 years, she is very grateful to the early exposure to Sanskrit chanting and Indian scriptures. She has been mentored by several Vedic scholars, in particular Sri M.S.Sreenivasan of The Challakere Brothers and loves sharing the practice of Veda chanting in this living lineage from Karnataka, India. She is the creator of Veda Belgium.

Dr. Abha Rajbhandari, PhD

Abha is a neuroscientist by profession, a life-long spiritual seeker, and whole-body health enthusiast. For her Yoga is not something that you do on the mat, but part of every aspect of life. While her path of yoga began in Nepal as a child, she seeks deep questions about human existence in this cosmic stage through the lens of logic, reasoning, knowledge, and mysticism as an adult. For her Yoga is part of everything she does! In addition to her work as a neuroscientist, Abha teaches courses on the Gita and frequently speaks on the relationship between neuroscience and yoga. Find her on Instagram.

Here’s the Plan

TELL ME MORE ABOUT 30 Things About Transformation

30 Things About Transformation is a ten-week immersion into Ganesha, the Lord of Beginnings, of Transformation, of Steadfastness. You will learn about 30 different aspects of Ganesha: his iconography, his specific rituals, and how to work with Ganesha in a personal way. You will explore different aspects of yourself through the lens of Ganesha stories, rituals, and traditions, and in our shared journey, you will acquire lasting tools and techniques for self-empowerment.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?

When you join 30 Things About Transformation, you will receive:

  • 30 Ganesha Newsletters packed with content delivered Mon, Wed, and Fri.
  • 9 Live Embodiment Masterclasses on Zoom designed to inform and support your journey.
  • A 3 month 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
  • Links to Stream all Zoom sessions
  • Option of Discounted(half price!) 1-on-1 sessions with me to structure your personal practices.

WHAT IS IN EACH NEWSLETTER?

  • 1-3 images of Ganesha and Ganesha Temples
  • A concise but specific description of a particular aspect of Ganesha
  • Key iconography: Ganesha’s appearance, attributes, tools, and weapons
  • A Ganesha myth or related anecdote
  • A Ganesha mantra, mudra, or specific practice
  • A Ganesha meditation and journaling prompt

HOW WILL I LEARN TO IMPLEMENT GANESHA-BASED PRACTICES?

We will meet on Zoom for Nine Live Embodiment Sessions to learn how to incorporate Ganesha practices in our daily lives. These Sessions will be deeply experiential. Expect guided Ganesha 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 them again.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO HAPPEN?

You will find that one practice or maybe a few will speak to you in a special way. You will discover your own individual relationship to Ganesha that ends up being a touchstone in your life: powerful, supportive, and meaningful. During our time together, you will make yourself a living, moving temple for Ganesha. Things will never be the same.

WHAT DOES  GANESHA HAVE TO DO WITH MY LIFE?

What doesn’t Ganesha have to do with your life?! As the Lord of Beginnings, Ganesha resides in every decision you make, in every change, and in every breath. You are continually poised at the threshold of something new, choosing how you want to live and who you want to be. We all are. Ganesha is the one who takes us by the hand and guides us as we begin again and again. When we embrace Ganesha, we embrace our own capacity for transformation.

WHAT IF I ALREADY TOOK 30 THINGS ABOUT GANESHA WITH YOU?

For the FIRST TIME teaching my Ganesha Course, I am adding Nine Live Embodiment Sessions in which we will come together to participate in a communal experience to assimilate the practices. The Nine Live Embodiment Sessions will integrate the material in the newsletters, bringing it to life, and making it your own. 30 Things About The Ganesha alumni receive a considerable discount. Please contact me about this HERE.

Save $54!
$595 by October 14th

Full Price: $649 after Oct 14th

Curious? Want to learn more?

Join Me For A Free Workshop

In 30 Things About Transformation, as in all my courses, I share my personal method for generating and nurturing our Creativity and Transformational Power, 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 Ganesha practices and stories, cultivating his steadfastness in the face of change and uncertainty, or channeling his energy and insight for your personal creative work, these 6 Elements of Creative Transformation will serve as touchstones in our journey together.

Listening to you share stories / mythology which were an essential part of my childhood has been a real pleasure. The energy with which you share these stories is infectious. You’re able to take mythological sagas set in ancient times and make them accessible to an audience of the 21st century.

Sunitha Narayanphysiotherapist & yoga practitioner

Susanna is a powerful, generous and soulful person. She teaches from a genuine place in her heart and marries her deep knowledge with her rich life experience. When I take a writing course with Susanna (I’ve taken many), she guides me to open doors inside of me that I didn’t know existed. The thoughtful questions she asks, the intelligent phrasing of her words and the pace and tone of her voice. This is the magic of Susanna’s teaching.

Time and time again, I am moved by the way Susanna’s own embodiment influences me. I feel a heightened sense of myself. I begin to play with my creativity and allow ideas to flow freely. Each course has taken me on a new journey.

Susanna is a remarkable teacher! Every course is worthwhile.

Jo IshiguroYoga Teacher & Founder of AsWeMove

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?

IMAGINE:

  • You wake up with a mantra on your lips, beginning your day with reverence.
  • You feel held and supported by the Universe throughout 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.

Ganesha is STABILITY IN THE FACE OF CHANGE SELF-EMPOWERMENT WISDOM TRANSFORMATION

In 30 Things About Transformation, you will:

  • Acquire a solid base of knowledge about Ganesha.

  • Discover what Ganesha means within you.

  • Learn Ganesha-based rituals and meditations.

  • Connect with a supportive community of practitioners.

  • Learn to weave Ganesha wisdom and energy into your daily life.

  • Come together with others in celebration and experiential learning.

Who is 30 Things About Transformation for?

If you desire transformation, this is for you.
If you wish to cultivate self-empowerment, 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 Ganesha practices, this is for you.
If you want to learn how to implement daily Ganesha-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.

Save $54!
$595 by October 14th

Full Price: $649 after Oct 14th

FAQ
The Practical Stuff

When does the course begin and end?

October 24 – January 6, 2022-23

What is the Tri-Weekly Newsletter?

30 Ganesha Newsletters packed with content delivered each Mon, Wed, and Fri, beginning Mon, Oct 24 and ending Fri, Jan 6.

What Are the Zoom Session Dates?

The 9 Embodiment Session Dates are:

Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov, 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21, Jan 4

*no session Wed, Nov 23 – Thanksgiving Week

*no session, Wed, Dec 28 – holiday week

What if I can’t make the calls live? Is it worth it?

ABSOLUTELY! The weekly calls are just one element of this course. You will be lavished with attention from me via email and Voxer! And you can always reach out to me privately – I will answer as soon as I see your message.

When will we be able to access the weekly Zoom recordings if we miss the call?

Within 6-12 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 more individual input?

If you want to schedule a 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.

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