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Life School Classes and Seminars

Whole-Self Thriving!

The Whole-Self Thriving Series consists of three consecutive courses.  It is a deep dive into lovingly transforming the stuck emotional patterns that cause you unhappiness.   

Whole-Self Thriving: Get Unstuck (Course 1 of 3): Starts April 25th

Whole-Self Thriving: Making Peace with Yourself (Course 2 of 3): Starts June 6th

Whole-Self Thriving: Inner Harmony (Course 3 of 3): 2024 class dates coming soon.

**Each course can be taken independently.  You do not need to have taken a previous course to register.

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Whole-Self Thriving Series: Course 1

Learn how to change the ways you cope and free yourself from bad emotional habits.

If you have ever felt stuck repeating emotional patterns and behaviors that cause you unhappiness, this course is for you. 

Our body’s natural responses to crises can create deeply seated emotional patterns that make us feel trapped in unhealthy reactions to stress. In this course you will learn how to recognize and change the way your body and mind react to stress by identifying the core values and needs that underlie those reactions. 

This course includes a cutting-edge model of the relationship between the sympathetic nervous system and emotional coping strategies created by Dr. Lucille Isadora Tures. This model is exclusively used in the course taught through Theama Institute. These courses are designed to be accessible to beginners however, due to the novel approach to the topic those with an in-depth understanding of trauma theory, polyvagal theory, non-violent communication, internal family system etc. may also benefit from this material.

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Whole-Self Thriving Series: Course 2

Learn how to build an empowered, compassionate, and peaceful relationship with yourself.

If you have ever felt like you are your own worst enemy, this course is for you.

The goal of this series is to help you better understand yourself and grow into more health and happiness without rejecting or cutting off parts
of who you are. We call this ‚Äėwhole-self thriving‚Äô.

This is the second Course of the Whole-Self Thriving Series.

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Mystery School Offerings

Journey Into Christian Mysticism:

Course 1- Shadow and Light

Mystics are those who commit their lives to develop a direct experience of God and seek love-union with the Divine within themselves. This course will explore the heart of Mystical Christianity through teachings and practices. Participants will be invited to not only learn about this beautiful and boundless tradition but to develop their own mystical practices of meditation and contemplation.

Mysticism has been described as the beating heart of every religion. The central goal of Christian Mysticism is to submerge oneself in the ocean of divine love and discover that we each have the capacity to develop Christ-Consciousness.

This course will cover topics including:

  • Christian Mystical meditation
  • Contemplative prayer
  • Healing and wholeness
  • Mysticism and the Bible
  • Spiritual Community

Available Class Dates and Times:

 
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 6pm Pacific Time
Dates: April 23, 30 and May 7, May 14,  21, and 28
 
Teacher: Joanna O’Leary is a life-vowed minister. For many years she has been learning and deepening her commitment to grow spiritually with this mystical order.  Being a part of a community that is wanting to know themselves and the God within, and to see the many ways God touches, challenges, and enriches our lives, has given her great joy and sense of peace. Serving as a minister and teacher with people seeking to grow spiritually, she has been able to share her love and commitment to serve.  Since retiring from teaching in public and private schools for many years, she spends time volunteering with Veterans, hiking, kayaking and sharing adventures with her husband and family.
 

Teacher: Olivia Mahoney  is grateful to be serving as a live-vowed minister/ teacher this life within a community of dedicated men and women. From within a long-standing family saga and crisis she perceived a crack finally large enough for Spirit to come in and work with her.  It has been a road of beauty and the beast, seeing the glory behind the things that have always been frightening before looking deeper. With her hands more off the reins, she has learned to trust in the process that is unfolding. There is more of a flow now that invites a full experience of all parts of herself from a continually fresh perspective. Olivia lives in a busy part of Seattle, worked as a hospital nurse for more than 4 decades and has 2 adult children. She loves ethnic cooking and making spaces beautiful.

 

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Teacher:  Chloe Wyatt is a Life-vowed Minister at Theama Institute.  Following an inner knowing that there was more to this life than what society presented to her, Chloe has been actively seeking purpose and meaning through spirituality since 2008.  In that time, she became clearer about her passion for serving others, which led to ministry and completing her doctorate in clinical psychology.  Theama Institute has and continues to provide her with an endless well of nourishment in recognizing God and goodness in all things, deep connection and life-giving relationships with others, and personal empowerment.  She lives on 20 acres in northern Minnesota with her partner where they are learning and practicing being good land stewards. 

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We also have an independent, self-guided version of this course.  Watch this video for more information:

Register HERE for the Self Led Podcast Style course.

 

Journey Into Christian Mysticism:

Course 2 - The Mystical Path

Mysticism is a living, breathing tradition based on personal experience of the Divine. It has taken thousands of forms over thousands of years. It cannot, therefore, be easily pinned down or defined in absolute terms. In this class series we uncover three core aspects of modern mysticism including the experiential love-relationship with the Divine, a lack of dogmatism, and a unitive goal. Come explore with us!

Available Class Dates and Times:

 

Thursdays at 5pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time.

Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2024

Teacher: Aila Willowbrook is currently a Priest and has been a minister with the Theama Institute since 2014. She came to the organization over a decade ago with a strong longing for internal healing and a deep desire to grow her relationship with God within. Through spiritual guidance, her willingness to do the work, and the loving relationships she created in the community, she was guided into a life of serving others who long to become empowered in the ways she has experienced. Aila is passionate about guiding people into direct experiences of God inside themselves through meditation, teaching, and conversations. She loves to help people grow spiritually.

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Seed of Life

Embark on a transformative journey into the depths of Christian Mysticism and Western Esotericism with our comprehensive two-year program. Guided by experienced instructors who bring personal insight and expertise to each session, you will delve into the Mystical teachings and practices that have shaped spiritual traditions for centuries. 

Structured into five-week series called "circles," each segment of the program focuses on an essential aspect of Christian Mysticism and Esotericism, offering you the opportunity to explore what’s most vital to you in a community specifically cultivated for warmth and authenticity. These circles are a unique blend of experiential learning and philosophical exploration. Through guided Mystical contemplation of wisdom texts, you will undoubtedly unlock profound insights and deepen your connection to yourself, others and the Divine.

A distinctive feature of this program is the hands-on healing practice that you will engage in three times during each five-week circle. This practical component integrates the teachings into actual personal experience, allowing you to apply newfound knowledge in a tangible way.

You have the flexibility to register for each Circle independently according to your schedule and interests. Additionally, you can begin the program at any point in the year, offering the convenience of joining at a time that aligns best with your journey of spiritual growth and exploration.

By the end of the program, you will feel connected to the patterns of Love embedded into your life and creation at large. Join us on this transformative journey and awaken to living the profound mysteries of Christian Mysticism and Esotericism.
Prerequisite: Journey into Christian Mysticism: Shadow and Light

*Enrollment is limited, reserve your place today to embark on this enlightening path of self-discovery and spiritual growth.*

Current Seed of Life: Season 3, Circle 1

This 5-week series includes three Seed Of Life lessons and two Mystical Bible contemplations.

Students in these courses will experience an expansion of consciousness that will not only deepen their Spiritual lives but will empower them to consciously co-create their daily lives and thereby bring peace, joy and clarity to their work, families and relationships.

Seed of Life Season 3, Circle 1: Consciousness and Divinity

This circle dives into the four foundational states of human consciousness and how they reflect aspects of God.  This circle includes

  1. Lesson and Blessing group: Super-Consciousness

  2. Bible Contemplation 

  3. Lesson and Blessing Group: Conscious Mind

  4. Bible Contemplation

  5. Lesson and Blessing Group: Subconscious and Unconscious

This class is right for you if you have completed the ‚ÄúMeditation and Metaphysics‚ÄĚ class series and you are seeking a deeper understanding of the Spiritual world so that you can create the life you want. There are no religious requirements and all seekers are welcome.¬†

 

Eastern Time Class taught by Beatrice Ireland 

Dates: Thursdays, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13,( Skip June 20 for the Summer Solstice), June 27.

Time: 7:30 PM Eastern Time

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EASTERN TIME COURSE.

 

Pacific Time Class taught by Olivia Mahoney 

Dates: Thursdays, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13,( Skip June 20 for the Summer Solstice), June 27 end series.

Time: 5:00 PM Pacific Time

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE PACIFIC TIME COURSE.

 

About the Current Circles teachers Beatrice and Olivia.

Beatrice Ireland is a life-vowed minister, teacher and student of the Theama Institute. From her experience within a healthy and vital spiritual community, she considers herself both student and teacher.  Beatrice has been a minister for over 20 years with the last 6 years as a life-vowed minister within Theama where she’s served in various roles sharing her love and compassion for and with others.  Her background includes working in the medical field as a clinical health educator on the regional and state levels. She also earned a Masters in Humanities followed by attendance in seminary training in order to become a board certified chaplain where she served as a hospice chaplain for 12 years. She has a passion for world religions, especially different mystical traditions. She is now retired living with her husband and cat Polly regenerating 8 acres of forested land through reforestation in Virginia.

Olivia Mahoney  is grateful to be serving as a life-vowed minister/ teacher this life within a community of dedicated men and women. From within a long-standing family saga and crisis she perceived a crack finally large enough for Spirit to come in and work with her.  It has been a road of beauty and the beast, seeing the glory behind the things that have always been frightening before looking deeper. With her hands more off the reins, she has learned to trust in the process that is unfolding. There is more of a flow now that invites a full experience of all parts of herself from a continually fresh perspective. Olivia lives in a busy part of Seattle, worked as a hospital nurse for more than 4 decades and has 2 adult children. She loves ethnic cooking and making spaces beautiful.

Note About Seed of Life Classes

These are the Level 1 Seasons- they are open only to those who have completed the prerequisites.

Prerequisites: Shadow and Light or Meditation and Metaphysics 

If you would like more information please contact [email protected]