transitional guidance SUPPORT

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When one comes face to face with change, there can be much fear that arises. Most of this fear is rooted in the unknown: how the process will unfold, expectations of pain that will arise, assumptions based on traumatic ways we have seen change unfold, and perceptions of inevitable loneliness during transition, are all real issues that surface within our culturally unanimous experience of transition. 

The truth is that the unknown is a great thing. All which we have come to know as beautiful was once unknown to us. 

Most of us don't realize that change is a necessary and always present component of life.

Winter is a shedding of the years fruition. All vital vegetables will eventually decompose. Savasana, also called corpse pose, is a yoga posture which helps us to let go of emotional, mental or physical patterns which surface throughout the yoga practice. From the end of one life phase, a new one is sure to occur.

It is only when we fully allow ourselves to consciously experience transitions can we understand their important role in the whole of our lives.

After Winter, Spring is inevitable. Decomposing vegetables can regenerate into rich soil for garden growth. From savasana, we shift into fetal position: a pose of rebirth. 

If we take care of our transitional times in a Certain Way: we will create the groundwork for rich life to unfold.

If we sow well prepared, fully dried seeds into the ground, they have a higher chance of germination in the Spring. Only if we turn our compost well can that waste transform into nutritious soil. Revitalization post Savasana comes if the practitioner is situated very comfortably for release.

We can work with and through our fears of change and approach the process in a conscious way: as a Rite of Passage.

Supportive guidance is a crucial component in the process of transforming of negative perceptions of life transitions into opportunities for awakening.

This Dharmawake services are designed for private sessions or group work within the Mid Hudson Valley, New York City or Internationally within the comfort of your own home via Online Sessions. Any range of ableism is suitable for these programs, as its components, including SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Guided Meditations, and Physical Imagery, are beneficial regardless of range in physical capacity or cognitive function. 

Our mission is to reframe transitional times so they may be received as illuminating experiences.

All emotions and physical sensations are opportunities for healing and release. Through exercises that comfort the mind and ease the body, we can relate to change as a passageway into the beauty of life, rather than the culturally monopolized idea of how we should relate to it via fear and silencing. 

some reasons to Choose dharmawake services:

You are coming out of a long term relationship

You want to leave your old job and begin the career you want

You have received a serious diagnosis and/or prognosis and need help coping

You are pregnant and need support to cope with hormonal changes and bodily shifts

You have become a mother and are struggling to find support in this new way of being


The loss of traditional wisdom that illuminates changes as Rites of Passage is a cultural epidemic. This widespread lack of wisdom results in much fear and lack of awareness of how to deal with the necessary changes we are faced with as we embark in dramatic life changes. 

Transitional times are not monopolized, blanketed experiences we have to relate to from a place of terror. We may interpret them instead like the complex beauty of a flower: layered with texture, sensual stimulation, energetic pulsation, contraction and expansion. 


We can instill agency for what is possible: We can choose how we want to transform.


And establishing choice of how we want to transition, and using yogic technologies to align the body with ultimate freedom, the process transforms from one of fear into one of illumination. 

OUR offerings strive to Include:

  • Private Weekly Sessions or Small Scale Group Programming

  • Inner Yoga Psychology to Process Emotions Related to Change

  • SomaVeda® Thai Yoga to Comfort the Body (In-Person Sessions Only)

Sometimes Fortune does smile on us. I met Elizabeth at a retreat only a few months ago and mentioned to her during a break that I wanted to start my own practice as a meditation teacher. At the time, this was something of a pipe dream. One day, I thought, perhaps years from now, I’ll start my own business. But I was not at all confident that I’d ever make it.

Now, after two, seven week sessions with Elizabeth, in which we worked on the limiting beliefs and unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior that were so clearly holding me back, I feel so much better equipped to be successful. Elizabeth has a trove of helpful teachings and practices that can really change how you see your professional path.
— Matthew, Ismail, Meditation Teacher

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