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Nancy Shanteau

Nancy Shanteau (she/her) is the lineage bearer for Skills for Change Coaching. She is a Master Somatic Coach and the founder of the Folkloom School, the home of the Skills for Change Coaching Certification Program. A settler who lives and works in Nevada County, CA, unceded Nisenan land, Nancy practices Relationship Anarchy and Solo Polyamory, identifies as pansexual and aromantic, and is a white multi-ethnic, non-binary woman. Dedicated to radical, empowering education, Nancy has been teaching and coaching since 2004. “I believe people need safety and a feeling of connection and love in order to change. In a good teaching relationship, the teacher becomes engaged in your dream, and provides support, strength and vision to help you achieve it.”

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About this course

I envision this course as a map or a guidebook to a journey that could take much longer or much shorter than the duration of the course itself. I think often about what it takes to allow ourselves to belong here, on planet Earth, in human bodies, as unique beings with extraordinarily personal perspectives. In this class, we will explore the nature of our experience, and the obstacles we must overcome to find a peaceful sense of belonging to this world.

Our capitalistic culture inculcates us with a sense of needing to "earn" our place. This feeling of "not being enough" is based on a valuation system that discounts us as "less than" unless we have met some external standard of success, goodness, beauty, lovability. We are divided from nature by artificial boundaries of property ownership, and it is a short path to de-humanization, isolation, and objectification.

The art of reclaiming our wholeness is multi-part. Here is a list of steps I derived from my own experience:

1. Accept the unacceptable.

2. Replace internalized oppressive beliefs with non-dual life affirming ones.

3. Release the grief and rage from my body.

4. Open to sustained longing as the state of greatest receptivity.

5. Experience inchoate despair for two weeks.

6. Locate myself in my wise adult consciousness and learn to stay there.

7. Practice Eknath Easwaren’s passages meditation using the Sutta Nipata.

8. Experience timeless bliss.

9. Remember the wholeness is who I am even when I’m not feeling bliss.

10. Commit to the wellbeing of this precious vessel, and the conscious liberation of all beings in this lifetime.

In this class, we will explore the journey of belonging together. You will receive support to make your own navigation chart to uproot the tendrils of despair and self-loathing and to nourish yourself with life-affirming beliefs and practices that create sustainable satisfaction, internal ease, and connection to landscape and place.

I will share the practices that helped me "arrive" in my own belonging, and help you identify the obstacles to yours. 

It is my hope that this course will be the crucible in which you may burn away the inessential burdens of existence. It is my hope that this course will help you embrace and celebrate the precious vessel that is your body, the extraordinary miracle that is your consciousness, and the beauty of your achingly exquisite life.

Schedule: We will start on Wednesday, March 27 from 4 - 5:30 pm PT, and then meet once a month on the fourth or fifth Wednesday for twelve months total.

Price: The course costs $495*. Click here to enroll.

* You can also make $50 per month payments, or pay $55 per month for unlimited online webinar classes with me. Currently, I am leading a Coaches and Practitioners Working Group (for professional service providers only), Energy Awareness, and this course. If you continue your subscription during the next year, I will teach Wise Adult Consciousness, Managing Anxiety, Understanding Jealousy, Relationship Anarchy & Skills for Change, Cooperative Communication, and much more. Via Patreon, I also offer unlimited self-paced classes for a $25/Thing pledge (cap your pledge to once a month!)