Tending One's Unique Fire
This 31-week program follows the school year and is designed to locate, cultivate, and ignite the unique wisdom and genius within youth today. Each one of us is made of soul-fire. So often, and especially during the teen years, circumstances and intensities bombard, causing us to defend, minimize, depress, shelter, or abandon ourselves.
Imagine a place that counters these tendencies of self diminishment. Imagine a container that holds each student on their unique path of becoming, while fanning their soul-fire as the most important gift to offer themselves and the world. Imagine our youth being skillfully, intimately mentored as they navigate the questions of,
"Who am I?" and "What are the gifts I am here to bring?"
That is the premise of this program.
31 Weeks: A Journey Through Four Gates
October 1st - May 31st
With Breaks for Holidays and Spring Break
The 31 weeks are grouped into four sections, or gates.
Each gate holds a certain focus:
The Art of Contemplation, Coming Home to Self, My Place in the Web, and Soul Nature.
Within these gates, subject-matter will be offered pertaining to that theme. Through inquiry-based discussion, art projects, creative-engagement activities, and self-reflection exercises, we deepen our understanding of the gate we are exploring.
The Art of Contemplation
What's living within the pause?
During the first gate, we explore
the Art of Contemplation.
Most of us think we are our thinking, and yet...What happens when I drop my attention down to heart or gut level? How do I Pause, take a breath, and come into curiosity? This simple practice is one of the best ways to calm anxiety and an overactive mind. When all things feel like they're swirling out of control, how do I remember to pause and breathe? What simple practices can I use to come back to center?
Coming Home to Self
Who am I, really?
The second gate focuses on one's SoulFire.
What lights me up? What is my unique gift and way of moving in the world? What feels most aligned with who I am? Through self-reflection and awareness, we take the journey to discover the sacred pulse that is innately unique to us.
Your Place in the Web
Where is my authentic place
in the web of community?
During our third gate, we explore how to authentically engage with our world.
What family dynamics operate without our even noticing? What needs to be explored with our relationship to our parents? How do we help heal our little child who needs love?
How can I use my voice to engage my truth?
As the relationship to ourselves and family is tended, we can then turn towards our larger community to find our authentic place
in the web.
Photo Credit: www.earthaltars.com
Inner and Outer Landscapes
What is it to be human?
In our fourth gate, we explore the inner and outer wilderness and truth of ourselves and life.
Our inner landscapes mirror the rhythms, cycles, and nature of our planet.
We are made of Earth and Stars.
What is my intuition and how does it help me navigate my world? What is supporting me that isn't just physical? How can I surrender and trust more deeply in the way life is moving? How can I lean into my relationship with Earth as a way of resourcing and grounding?
During this gate, we will spend time outside wherever participants happen to live.
Structural Elements of SoulFire
October 1st - May 31st
Introduction Zoom call with Teens and Parents
One Zoom Call per Week (All Teen Participants) (With exercises, sharing, activities, resources, skills, and tools pertaining to the gate/theme of the week)
One 1:1 Mentoring Session per Week (Remote or In-Person)
Weekly Videos to accent the curriculum of the week
Weekly Audio with tools, visualization, or breath-work to help guide the individual back to center (Designed to follow before bed or as the need arises)
One Coaching Call with Parent and Teen together during the Third Gate, "My Place in the Web" (More can be scheduled if needed for extra fee)
One Zoom Parent Council per month (A circle with a themed focus, time to share, and skills to work on through the month)
January Zoom Circle w/ Parents and Teens (A mid-point check-in all together)
Closing Zoom Circle w/ Parents and Teens
Families in the program receive discounted rates on
parent coaching and family sessions.
The Three Main Elements of SoulFire
WEEKLY ZOOM CALLS
WEEKLY MENTOR MEETINGS
* Weekly One hour
Whole Group Teen Council *
These calls occur once a week and will highlight various facets of the particular gate we are exploring. Art projects, creative expression, activities, discussion, and/or reflective contemplation will be offered as a way to deepen the topic and theme over the course of the week.
* Weekly 45 Minute - 1 Hour
Personalized Teen Mentoring *
Once a week, I will meet with each participant (online or in-person) to check-in with them about how they're doing, what is surfacing, and offer space for them to reflect. This is the time when I connect with each person in a unique, individual way... holding areas that need tending, and supporting what is coming alive.
* Monthly 60-90 minute
Parent Council Call *
"The waters in which they swim."
You, parents, are going through a Right-of-Passage right alongside your teen person. You do not have to do this alone.
This monthly offering provides you with group support. You will gain tools, resources, and be invited into the healing of your own inner-child. Indeed, when you are balanced and coming from a more resourced place, not only you, but your whole family benefits.
*As part of the SoulFire program, Parent coaching comes at a discounted rate.*
Julie Schochet, NM
Cheylah Schochet, NM
Elizabeth Bretko, OR
Questions to Keep the Flame Alive
What lights me up?
Where do I judge my teen's fire?
Where can I truly be me?
Where do I assert my agenda on my teen?
For Teens and Parents:
When was the last time I stopped and focused on my breath?
Take a moment.
Take a breath.
Can I locate the place within me that does not change or move?
Do I view my teen as a representation
Tuition for SoulFire Passage
The importance of this program for these times is invaluable... because of this, if you are feeling the call and financially aren't able to make it possible, I will find a way to make this work for your family. I am operating from a place of integrity, trust, and finding the energetic exchange most in alignment for all. If indeed you are able to pay more, this will balance other families needing the support.
You will be supporting our village.
Click Here to learn more about the ethics behind my pricing.
$550 - $750/month
for 8 months (October-May)
(Full-price, SoulFire is a $1000/month value)
Scholarships and Payment Plans Available
Please click here to learn why I offer a sliding scale and scholarships for all of my sessions and programs.
(When you register for SoulFire, you also receive
discounted rates on Parent Coaching and Family Sessions.)
SoulFire Scholarship Fund
SoulFire Passage is able to meet the needs of families from all income levels because of passionate folks who donate to the scholarship fund. Last year, with this generosity, four families were able to attend who otherwise would not have been able to.
I am deeply grateful for this true experience of Village. The mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of our kids is essential to their development and future.
If you feel moved to support youth and families through this program, please follow the link below to Venmo (@Kelly-Tisdel) or PayPal (email@example.com).
You may also send a check, made out to SoulFire,
and send to 2025 Tolman Creek Rd., Ashland, OR, 97520.
All money donated goes directly to youth and families needing scholarship.
Thank you so much!