What clients are saying
Radical Self Nourishment
Before I joined RSN during covid I was focusing on problems and on other people and was neglecting myself. Through the 7 Week Program I released my stress reaction to the crisis and have increased my serenity and capacity to care for my health and well being. RSN was deeply nourishing and kept me accountable for my self care. The ceremonial format both enriched my Spiritual experience and helped me take doable actions to practice self care every day! It opened up a weekly space for me to relax and receive soothing and self-replenishing practices that I can do whenever I need them. Deborah brings an openness, a reflective space, magic, compassion and deep understanding to others and I felt blessed to receive her gifts.
In her Radical Self Nourishment program, Deborah offers an excellent space for you to dive into your own spiritual practice and self-nourishment. Each session is its own ceremony, unraveling uniquely. Deborah was committed towards supporting my nourishment and evolution, both individually and as part of a group. Deborah enhanced each session with meditations, sound journeys, chants, as well as teachings which were grounded in ancient vedic wisdom. This program offers techniques and practices for cleansing, cultivating joy, developing a unique practice catered to your own needs, and tools for accessing deeper self awareness.
I entered this course with an open heart, and had the opportunity to first work through releasing some difficult and limiting beliefs. After working through my own challenges, I found a lot of strength and support in the various practices that Deborah offered. In particular, I enjoyed her cleansing sound journey, and the healing power of vedic chanting.
When you enroll, expect to dive deeply into examining and understanding what practices will serve you best on your path in this life. A supportive group, and a great space to share, you will witness your own evolution over the course of these seven weeks.
“This program is an incredibly special experience and feels like a gift you are giving yourself. It is rare that you meet and can sit with a group of people (women in the case of our group) and share from the deep core of your being. The openness this group container and space provides feels natural, healing, and deeply needed. Deborah is a beautiful soul who offers many pathways to explore ourselves through meditation, movement, sound, and our connection to nature. I’ve had our course page open in my web browser the whole time (and still do), 10 weeks now! It is comforting to know these practices are there, I turn to them daily and have a few favourites at the moment. I am finding that life is echoing the work I am doing internally. it is an easier opening to my heart’s desires and I have more patience within my family dynamics. Caring for yourself is the most important thing you can do. It reverberates through all of your relationships and experiences going forward. I definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to put themselves first, so everything in life can follow.
Anika Qureshi (Artist, Designer, Mother, Human.)
“I am so grateful to Deborah for guiding us through 7 weeks of incredible nourishment and insight –it is like pulling back the veil one layer at a time and finding hidden treasures along the way!”
Peig Abbott (Artist, Sculpture)
“My experience with the RSN course was that it gave me permission to tap into my feelings and my sense of play. I was reminded that nourishing my Self is my sacred responsibility and that I am worth great nourishment. I was unaware that I was blocking true contentment and good will in my life…. I felt supported and reminded that I am making a commitment to myself. I also benefitted from receiving insights about my own inner world reminding me that I am truly a joyful being with lots to share. I learned that consistence is the key to nourishing my life and following a template that supports my daily reconnection to my heart. Deborah radiates and embodies a deeply compassionate and kind heart. Her presence is loving and welcoming. She listens and reflects teachings that support an individual’s need and weaves it into the group’s field of good will and love of others. I also enjoyed hearing other participants’ insights and progress along our shared journey. I liked how our stories and “ah ha” moments weaved together a common thread.”
As I integrate Deborah’s recent 7-week Radical Self Nourishment program, I’m really appreciating so much about the program. The 5 yogic concepts of what it means to take care of myself in a coherent way was perfect to learn about and lean into as I continue to heal and process grief from some big losses in my life. Deborah’s inviting presence and embodied wisdom was incredibly inspiring and healing, and I’ll be using what I learned and experienced in an active way going forward (vs. filing RSN away as just another teaching). Thank you Deborah!
The 7 Week RSN program was a wonderful container for self awareness, discovery and inquiry and it has served to ground me in these times of great turmoil in the world. One of my biggest takeaways was how powerful it has been to incorporate sound and mantras into my everyday practice!
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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Radical Self Nourishment Retreats
What a radical weekend this was. I am a fan and even a lover of transformation… I never thought that I could heal through movement.. and expressive arts! This combination of Deborah Brodey’s Radical Self nourishment through Niyamas, vedic chanting, sounding and yoga ..mixed and beautifully integrated with Wendy Roman movement and Nia facilitation was MY winning combo!!! Introspection and dance … instinctual and effortless.
We as a powerful group shared through dance, words, chant, sound and even our food. Our lake dip to finish the cleansing…. magical and bonding! This weekend will stay with me for a long time. I am in awe of this powerful combination and Rhythmwood, the space, the land, the forest. Thank you for being there for me and for all… Shifting the web together and now a time for sacred sisterhood.
I have had the privilege of knowing Deborah Brodey for many years having met her when she first began teaching Yoga in Toronto. Since then, I have attended classes, retreats, sacred sound and vedic chanting workshops she has offered. Deborah is a gifted teacher and healer who has the ability to work across communities and issues. She embodies integrity, respect, generosity and warmth in her work.
Deborah is and has been a source of inspiration and support as I move through transitions in my own life. She has influenced my work as a therapist, yoga and meditation instructor and consultant, assisting me in finding my own voice.
And did I say she is funny? She brings humour and lightheartedness to her work. It is a pleasure to work with Deborah!
I have been doing Finding Your Voice sessions with Deborah for a few years now, and it has been a life-changing experience for me. Before I engaged in this very deep healing work, I had been experiencing the feeling that unseen obstacles were hampering me from full and balanced self-expression, both personally and professionally. I was afraid of owning my voice unreservedly and expressing myself freely and powerfully. Having healthy energetic boundaries was also an issue.
Through the regular Finding Your Voice sessions I have experienced with Deborah, much has changed and shifted. We have transformed limiting ancestral patterns, and cleared and opened channels of energy within me that have been obscured for years. Additionally, we’ve tapped into the wisdom of nature, my body and my dreams to decipher messages and teachings that have brought me into a more balanced and connected relationship with myself, others and the earth. The result of all this is that I have never felt as free to be myself and express myself in an open, authentic and unguarded way as I do now. I have finally “found my voice”!
Deborah has such a unique, effective, co-creative and honouring way of producing these results, and they are achieved within the container of much compassion, deep listening, generosity, humour and warmth. The sounding work we’ve done together is indescribable in terms of its effects. I absolutely love it — it has been a most profound energy alignment tool for me. In addition to this, the depth and diversity of Deborah’s experience and knowledge has resulted in an integration of numerous teachings that have given me illuminating insights and practices that have helped me to start embodying these insights. Deborah is a wise and skillful facilitator/shaman/mentor of transformation and, in my opinion, the unique, intuitive process she has guided me through to find my voice is truly priceless in terms of its value.
Sacred Sound/Vedic Chant:
I attended Deborah’s Ancestral Sound Healing event on October 27th in Toronto. It was the first time I experienced sound healing and a small group event designed to honour our ancestors. I found the experience deeply healing and transporting. Deborah is a shamanic healer – her presence is like a deep river carrying us through time and her voice – as she began to sing – was like the key to an ancient lock transporting us into new worlds. Each of us present in this small group were invited to participate by expressing ourselves through sound. I found sounds in me I never knew existed – and as they rose up out of me, words came tumbling out. The words were ” May all those who are lost be found. May all those who are lost be found. Thank you for leading me home.” The moment I spoke these words, I felt a great grounding descend through me – like the earth rose to meet me and I stood taller and more solid than before. It was only later that I realized those words were my own anthem bringing me home to myself in a deeply new way. I highly recommend Deborah Brodey as a woman of deep listening, heart and compassion. She is a master at what she does and when you enter her world and her work, you will be transformed.
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