Meditation Secrets for Women
2012 Correspondence Course with Author Camille Maurine
A 13-Month Journey through the 12 Secrets in the Book
January 2012 thru January 2013
Discover Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace
Registration closed for 2012
Camille with Israel David, son of Ana Claudia and Tim
This Correspondence Course is an in-depth, personalized training in the female-centered approach to meditation and energy practices from our book:
Meditation Secrets for Women: (click HERE to order)
Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace
by Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche, Ph.D. (HarperOne, 2001)
Meditation is refreshing and rejuvenating. It’s good for your health, enables you to deal better with stress, and helps you live in harmony with your world. Hundreds of scientific studies have mapped out these beneficial effects. But to receive these benefits most fully, you need a practice that supports your female way of being in the world.
In this year-long journey, we delve into the twelve Secrets of energy ecology that every woman needs to know. Whether you are a teacher of yoga or meditation or a beginner on the path, this course is intended to give you a deeper foundation in what works for the female body and psyche, and for your individual nature and life.
Download audio of introductory excerpt
These liberating Secrets bust open the stereotypes and show you how natural, vibrant, and pleasurable meditation can be:
• Tap in to your inner roots and draw strength, nourishment, and inspiration
• Experience profound release of tension
• Get vital energy from all your emotions
• Celebrate your sensuality, inner beauty, and flow
• Honor your instincts and inner authority
• Cooperate with your hormones and biorhythms
• Connect to your primordial female power
• Move and breathe in your divine essential being
"Wise, wonderful and revolutionary. It returns the whole human being to joy, restorative serenity, and embodied, psychological and spiritual expansiveness." – Sylvia Perera, Author of Descent to the Goddess.
"Women's meditation insights and needs are very different from the traditional methods used for centuries by men in monasteries. Meditation Secrets for Women teaches you how to meditate with full access to the emotions and body wisdom that are a part of the divine." – Christiane Northrup, M.D., Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
More Praise for Meditation Secrets for Women
If you are not familiar with the book, you may wonder what type of meditation we propose. This approach does not adhere to a specific tradition, yet it is informed by many. No dogma here. Lorin and I know from our decades of teaching that women are natural meditators. Rather than impose a structure from the outside, in this course, you learn to claim and cooperate with your innate wisdom to find healthy, pleasurable ways to meditate.
Read an excerpt from the Introduction
Each chapter covers one of the essential Secrets and is full of helpful insights, information, and anecdotes from other women. The friendly format includes:
Explorations (questions to help you personalize the message)
A fun Warm-Up
A Skill Circle
Reflections (great for journaling)
Your body and psyche are pulsating with wisdom and intelligence – your direct and personal communion with the infinite. Meditation Secrets for Women gives you twelve different doorways into that connection.
Meditation puts us in touch with the larger cosmic body in which we live and move and have our being:
A field of vibrating energies that gives birth to creation
A body of love that nourishes and sustains us
A network of information that inspires and in-forms us
A movement of evolution that heals and transforms us
The sanctuary of meditation allows your body, mind, and heart to commune with the forces of life and love. It is sacred time and space in which your nervous system can let go and receive the communication.
When Meditation Secrets for Women came out in early 2001, it was the #1 bestselling product under $25 on Amazon. It struck a chord of truth. I’m proud to say it’s been translated into German, Dutch, Czechoslovakian, and Japanese, and on its way to more. We receive emails from women all over the world. How I love the web of connection!
“It’s like eating candy or taking a deep breath reading your wise and lively words. Like taking a walk in the woods or going swimming. (And the best thing: it inspires me to do those things, too). It feels warm and gentle and powerful and very reassuring. I feel recognized in who I am: a passionately living woman who wants to discover, share, love and enjoy and who, deep inside (or not so deep if I listen carefully) exactly knows how to do those things. How to live healthy and happy and fully.” – Ida, the Netherlands
Back then, women’s spirituality had taken root in some circles, but no one ~ until our book ~ had asked what women need in meditation. What must women know to thrive in their practice and get the greatest benefits?
Some people were shocked and even outraged. Why should women have their own approach? It just wasn’t on anybody’s map. The truth is, most meditation traditions are from male, monastic practices from the Far East and distant past. Many thanks to the monks and yogis for what they have preserved (and I have experienced and loved those forms), but let’s face it, they don’t have a clue about what works for women.
The time has come. It is up to us, Women of the 21st Century, to discover and evolve a female-savvy approach!
“My friends and I deeply cherish your book Meditation Secrets for Women. It has personally freed me and lifted great weights of expectations in meditation from my heart and soul. I frequently give copies of the book as gifts to family and best friends. It is a treasure; thank you!!!!” – Mary Jo in San Jose, California
“Thank you for your incredibly positive, helpful and nurturing book on meditation secrets for women. I bought it two days ago and already it is helping me transform my life. What a gift.” – Dede in Maine
“I would just like you to know that your book has made a wonderful difference in my life…Between being a busy wife, mother and owner of a flourishing graphic design business, I have found time to reclaim myself. Meditation has made a tremendous difference and it is now something I really look forward to when life challenges me… I relate to all that you say and use your meditations religiously. I never leave home without your book. It goes everywhere with me. Thank you for writing this for all women.” – Ainslie in British Columbia
Read more about Meditation Secrets for Women
(click HERE to order)
Who should take this course?
Mothers, grandmothers, daughters, lovers, wives, business women, artists, homemakers, teachers, scientists, professionals, architects, therapists, yoga practitioners, meditation instructors, students, bodyworkers and healers of all kinds, dancers, wildwomen, gentle spirits, passionate and compassionate women awakening to their divine essential nature...
Especially if you work with women in any professional capacity, you will want to steep yourself in this embodied wisdom.
In the 2010 and 2011 Course, we had a splendid range of livelihood, geography, and experience ~ all decades of age, from the 20's to the 70’s ~ an array of individual differences within the deep commonality of womanhood...
Wherever you are on Planet Earth, this is a context to have live interaction with the author and go deeper into the movement of your soul.
You receive the benefit of Camille’s decades of experience, from her first formal meditation in 1972 to developing this approach and teaching thousands of women (and always learning). Along the way, the practices have taken on depth with her training as a dancer and body therapist, studies in Jungian psychology, and immersion in Continuum Movement since the early 80’s. Not to mention, for 29 years she has been cross-pollinating with Dr. Lorin Roche, her husband and co-author, and one of the most comprehensive and insightful meditation teachers on the Planet. Bio.
Female meditative practices are not “one size fits all.” No dry and rigid discipline for us. Women must have more than one entry into meditation, so that we can meet ourselves in a healthy way no matter what is going on in our world, in our bodies, in our hearts. That’s why there are 12 Secrets – luscious, love-drenched, life-giving gateways to the Self.
It’s important to find what works for you and your individual life, awareness practices that you love and want to do. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced inner traveler, your practice should evolve as you evolve ~ now, doesn’t that just make sense?
I am reading your book "Meditation Secrets for Women". I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate it! It's a great, great book. Your experience and your insights are simply invaluable... I only regret I didn't come across it sooner... Your book is very helpful...especially now as I am going through "endarkenment" ~ what a clever way to put it!!! ~ Dr. Julia P., Psychiatrist
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Initiation into the Mysteries
Here’s the radical truth: You are an incarnation of Divine Creativity in female form. Embrace your next level of embodiment and expression.
Your body and psyche are pulsing with innate wisdom and intelligence, clues to your organic unfoldment of energy. In this Course you learn how to follow that wise movement, with Camille as fierce ally and gentle guide.
This art of awareness allows you to experience more flow of life and love, enhances all your relationships, and ignites your creativity on every level.
The Meditation Secrets for Women Correspondence Course gives you energy tools that serve you for the rest of your life...
The book itself provides a nifty structure for the Course. Each month we focus on one of the 12 essential Secrets:
Introduction: Come Home to Yourself
Secret #1: Celebrate Your Senses
Secret #2: Honor Your Instincts
Secret #3: Claim Your Inner Authority
Secret #4: Be Tender to Yourself
Secret #5: Dwell in Your Inner Sanctuary
Secret #6: Answer the Call
Secret #7: Ride Your Rhythms
Secret #8: Say Yes to Every Part of Yourself
Secret #9: Rest in Simplicity
Secret #10: Do Not Fear the Depths
Secret #11: Love Your Body
Secret #12: Live It Up!
“I most definitely recommend this program to other women. I have already talked to several and strongly recommended the book which at least two of my women friends have gotten and loved. I have a whole list of women to whom I will suggest the 2011 program because of the richness it offers. The opportunity to explore our deepest woman-ness with such a loving group is exceptional. The fact that we can do it from wherever on the planet we are, benefitting also from the richness of the teleconference discussions and your personal availability and loving support, makes this is an unusual, not to be missed, opportunity for personal exploration and growth. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“Being with you on the Course has been a profoundly transformative journey. I can’t thank you enough for your wisdom, love, insight, support, encouragement. I trust your guidance. It feels like you have been there.”
Contact Camille if interested.
Sign on for the 2012 Journey
The Meditation Secrets for Women Correspondence Course is an in-depth training geared to you and the other women participants. You each receive personalized attention according to your desire and soul intention. You also learn valuable tools that enhance your interactions with female clients, family, and friends.
In addition, the Course is a prerequisite for Certified Teacher Training in Meditation Secrets for Women, launching in 2012.
When enrolled in the yearlong Course you receive:
- 2 Monthly Teleseminars and Group Discussion (75-minutes) with link and mp3’s to listen anytime, in case you miss a call
- Ongoing Email Support from Camille
- Personalized Feedback on evolving your practice to suit your life, and confronting any obstacles along the way
- Mp3’s of the primary Meditations for each Secret
- Many juicy, spontaneous gifts along the way ~ videos, tips, inspirations created for you by Camille
- Two **free** private coaching sessions with Camille by phone or Skype ~ one in each 6 month period ($200 value each)
- A 50% Discount on further private sessions during the year
- A 30% Discount on teleseminars and workshops produced by Camille in 2012 (such as at Continuum)
In addition, for the 2012 Meditation Secrets for Women Correspondence Course we provide:
- Monthly Message from Camille ~ At the beginning of each month to initiate that particular Secret, in preparation for the phone discussions.
- A separate website for the Course with additional information, tips, and suggestions.
- Community ~ A special webpage with photos and brief bios and photos of participants, if desired, including where we are on Planet Earth!
- Communication ~ A private Facebook group for Members to communicate directly with one another. Share perceptions, questions, comments.
- Café at the end of the calls to speak with one another informally ~ a wonderful way to connect.
“The material is phenomenally rich, carefully thought out and very well presented. The quality of the writing, the examples, the meditations, and the journaling suggestions could not be better. The program was extremely well organized with a carefully thought out schedule, appropriate adherence to the original plan, and excellent use of technology. The fact that there are two calls each month, at different times, facilitated our ongoing engagement. The availability of recorded calls filled any unavoidable gaps. Your presence and accessibility, both during the calls and between them, created a loving container for each of us and the group as a whole. The opportunity for participation during each call allowed for further enrichment by encouraging our sharing of our individual perspectives and supporting us in our struggles. The recorded meditations were an additional gift and represent incredible generosity on your part.” ~ Elisabeth C., New Zealand and the U.S.
“Every single word in the book, in the meditations, the music, everything has been carefully thought out but also carefully crafted in a way that resonates with me, as if it had been developed just for me.” ~ Alicia R., Berkeley CA, USA
How It Works
We explore one of the Meditation Secrets per month, following the structure of the book as well as Camille’s intuitive guidance. Together we visit the theme of the chapter, the Explorations, Skill Circle, and primary Meditations. Then we discuss your questions and discoveries as a group on the conference calls.
The TeleConferences are by phone. Twice monthly, we all call into a special number for the class. If you would like to avoid long-distance charges, especially if you are outside the US, you may want to use a calling card or SkypeOut ~ http://www.skype.com/ ~ very inexpensive.
Upon registration you will receive the Schedule of Calls. Details determined based on the location of all 2012 participants.
No worries if you cannot participate live ~ each call is recorded and you receive a link/mp3 so you can listen later whenever works for you. We have found that even if you are on the call, it is powerful to listen to the recording again and absorb even more deeply.
The two classes per month are spaced approximately two weeks apart, in resonance with the full and new moons. The calls are 75 minutes each. Camille gives an overview of the Secret and responds to your questions and comments. This gives added dimension and living reality to what is in the book.
“Camille’s online course, Meditation Secrets for Women, has been an outstanding opportunity to LIVE her book of the same name. She has the most soothing voice on whose frequencies the material seeped in to my being... life changing messages to my cells and soul. A Master Teacher.” ~ E. Jessica Fleming ~ Masters in Mental Health, John Hopkins Medical School; Former Director of the Group Harmonics Retreat Center, Albuquerque, NM and the present Co-Director of SoulPath Journeys, Auckland, New Zealand
Throughout the Course you receive feedback on your meditation practice and Self-Care, as desired. As you read each Secret and do the journalling exercises about your personal experiences, you are invited to send your responses to Camille for reflection and support. Every woman has her own rhythm and style of participating in the Course. You find the level of involvement that feels satisfying to you.
The two calls per month are scheduled to rotate between different time zones to accommodate participants around the globe. You will receive the schedule in advance so you can plan to participate live as often as possible. As we have discovered, it is inevitable that people miss a call here and there. Since the teleconferences are recorded, you can always listen later.
Each of the past two years of the Course has been a profound and loving journey with women around the world. I am deeply inspired to share this 2012 adventure with you. Feel free to ask me any questions, so that you feel comfortable joining us this year.
“This course is more than just meditation, it's a course about life and beyond; it's meditation for the 21st century. Naturally woman-orientated, encouraging women to connect and inhabit their specific strengths, challenges and mysteries... That a woman's individuality brings balance, wholeness and health to self, other, the world.” ~ Arian Young, The Intrinsic Group, Melbourne, Australia
“I would recommend this course to any woman who is interested in learning to meditate or deepening/expanding the practice they already have. The monthly calls and guided meditation practices enhance the use of the book and cater to any learning style. Even though it is an internet program, the support and intimacy is abundant and the collective of women on the calls helps contain my process in a supportive womb of transformation. Your generous availability for email questions, and the private sessions, are an important component for feeling connected to a teacher.” ~ Kimberlee Orenstein, Founding Director, Yoga Loka Reno, Nevada
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As soon as you register, we begin our dialog. I email you with preliminary information and a few questions so that I can best respond to your individuality, your meditation experience, and what is going on in your life.
Please know that anything you write or say to me is always confidential. You may say as little or as much as you like. You may be as anonymous or revealed as feels appropriate to you, for example, in our group discussions on the calls.
This is deep play, and deep, transformational work.
This is sacred play, sacred work together. Simply Divine!
It is a commitment on my part, and yours.
I am here with all my being as you move through your next threshold of initiation.
Copyright 2009 - 2012 Camille Maurine