Radical Self Nourishment (RSN) is a holistic body of work created by Deborah Brodey for healers, and changemakers, to care for themselves while they change the world. The heart of the RSN process results from the alchemy of living five universal attitudes called the Niyamas in Sanskrit as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga sutras, an ancient yogic text.
What are the Five Niyamas?
The Niyamas are an important teaching in yoga philosophy. They refer to five attitudes or habits for healthy holistic living to cultivate right relationship and alignment with our Self. These attitudes/habits work together in an interrelated dynamic way creating a recipe for powerful transformation. These 5 Niyamas are the foundation of the body of work I call Radical Self Nourishment.
- Practice / discipline
As we work with each Niyama, the following tools may be used as is appropriate to each context: yoga teachings and practices (postures, breathing, meditation, yoga nidra, ceremony, vedic chanting, yogic philosphy); vocal sounding; internal voice work; inner child work; earth wisdom; and sacred circle work, community & collective voice work. When these attitudes are embodied and integrated they create a powerful container to do the deep transformational work that results in a righting of our relationship to ourselves and ripples out to our relationships in community, the wider world and to the Earth, Nature and beyond.
I am deeply honoured to have the opportunity to experience Deborah’s gifts, experience, Presence, and authenticity through her Radical Self Nourishment Series….. I am in awe and inspired by Deborah’s ability to flow, surrender and trust with that which unfolds spontaneously in each workshop. I learned so much by simply witnessing and the “mirrors” that each participant reflects back…..The workshops fulfilled my longing to learn, witness and share authentic connections. As well as the longing to learn from a gifted teacher, role model and medicine woman….. Radical Self Nourishment through Deborah offers an inclusive and infinitely accepting safe space for wisdom, repressed emotions, and divine revelation to manifest with ease and lightness….RSN is one of the most potent & gentle healing practices that allows one to feel – grounded, clear, inner peace, quiet mind, and genuine love & connection for self and others. Results have continued to unfold for me long after the end of a session.
In her online Radical Self Nourishment ecourse, Deborah had a gift with creating magical, sacred space for deep work to happen. I was able to explore the attitudes/Nyamas and a set of powerful practices in the comfort of my home – in fact my husband and I turned her program into a date night and it was such a beautiful way to explore these ancient sacred teachings. Through her program, we deepened our connection to ourselves, each other, and the world around us. Deborah also supported me in directly applying the teachings to some personal challenges I was facing. It was invaluable and I am forever grateful for her commitment and compassion to make these practices so accessible.
Melanie Bessa Ollenberg
Reiki Master/ Co-Founder of Inner Arts Collective.
Participating in Radical Self Nourishment echoers was a beautiful opportunity to deepen my understanding of the Yogic attitudes (Niyamas) in an embodied and integrated way. Deborah has a unique way of connecting ancient yoga philosophy with nourishing Shamanic rituals bringing sacred awareness to the practice of Self care.
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What are the benefits of RSN:
Cultivate new capacities of Self Compassion, Self Love & the Art of Giving & Receiving.
Tap into your power and find your authentic voice.
Breakthrough energies & transmute old patterns & belief systems that are not serving your growth.
Cultivate more joy, magic and playfulness in your life and experience greater levels of energy, vitality and health.
Experience the power of healing, sharing and building community in a sacred circle.
Deepen your experience of Spiritual and Embodiment Practices.
Experience the deep nourishment of ceremony in community.
Develop your intuition and learn to trust yourself and your own knowing.
And….by embodying more of who you are and reclaiming your true Voice you can become a more powerful and effective change maker.
RSN is a program delivered at the following levels:
Newly Awakening –
Fundamentals of practice & teachings
Develop your spiritual
practice & healing journey
Activation, Embodiment of your practice
& in service to the world