Renowned local author and teacher, Katrina Kittle is presenting a new life workshop entitled LEAP & THE NET WILL APPEAR: Steps for Creating Positive Change. This is the first time the class has been presented as a one-day retreat on Saturday June 25th. Previous classes have been presented as a 3 part series. It’s exciting to get a whole day to learn, explore and evolve!
When I spoke with Katrina about this workshop, she explained: “This is a life class for anyone who’s feeling stuck or craving change in any aspect of their life. Someone asked me if the workshop was encouraging people to leave their jobs, but that’s not the focus at all. The change you seek can be ANY aspect of your life: personal, professional, fitness, relationships. One woman in my first group wanted to “give back,” she was tired of putting “volunteer” on her New Year’s resolutions year after year but not doing it. She has since created two libraries for St. Vincent’s homeless shelter. How cool is that? I really love doing it and I really feel it helps people.
Elizabeth Gilbert says “I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.” That really resonated with Katrina a few years back. She does exercises that help people actually name what they want, what’s in their way (pretty often, our own bullshit!), and how to overcome those obstacles.
You know how so many life-shaping transformations happen because of personal disasters, heartbreaks, and hardships? Those external events push us off the cliff into change and that’s why so many of us resist creating our own change–we picture it being something huge and reckless like “I have to quit my job!” “I have to leave my partner!” or “I have to leave the country!” and it overwhelms us. But the reality is we can transform our lives and galvanize change through small doable steps. Those steps establish habits. That habit gathers momentum. An object in motion stays in motion.
The workshop will take place at the Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Centerville (8690 Yankee Street). They are offering us a comfortable, private space with a full working kitchen. Coffee and water will be provided, and you may bring your own lunch (there is a fridge and microwave), or add $10 to your registration for a box lunch from Boosalis Baking & Cafe (your specific order will be collected closer to the workshop date, but feel free to check out their website to see your yummy lunch options).
How to go?
Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: The Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Centerville
Please register using the form here. For questions, please email [email protected]. For more information about Katrina, please go to www.katrinakittle.com. To learn about Katrina, you can also listen to her recent interview with Gem City Podcast below!