You have your Radical Purpose Compass, the inner compass directing you through your journey. But… from personal experience, we know that staying on track with tapping into that wisdom is challenging.
It’s completely normal to find yourself often feeling tired, stuck or overwhelmed when you’re looking for a way to actually keep your promises to yourself. Your promises to stay aligned with your Radical Purpose and to take better care of yourself. At Turtle Tank, we’re studying how sustainable behavior change actually happens and we’re designing programs to support you on your evolutionary change journey.
Here’s how we envision our work:
After getting direction (from our compass), we typically need to maintain the habits, structures, relationships and ways of working to keep us going in that direction. This is where Radical Flow comes in…
Our new 10-week program - Radical FLOW Deep Dive - will help you sustain your Radical (life) Purpose practice of ongoing (re)alignment and action. You will build personal ecosystems of support that inspire you to live and work as sacred ritual so you can create relationships, art, projects, enterprises and communities rooted in radical love and freedom.
You’ll walk away from this program with a personalized roadmap of the challenges that block your transformation and flow through the stages of creation (aka life, growth, healing) and the strategies that will help you overcome them. Better still, you’ll learn how to use the Radical FLOW framework to navigate through any struggle or challenge your life or work present to you.
The Radical FLOW Deep Dive has lecture-style Concept classes, collective coaching Revelation sessions/Practice classes and structures for accountability and support to help you start and sustain your Radical FLOW habits, rituals and practices.
If you’re like most Turtles/students we’ve been talking to, you started out the Deep Dive feeling excited about your Radical Purpose work. You showed up for the live sessions, watched the recordings when you couldn’t and worked through the exercises we suggested. Then somewhere along the way you lost steam and disengaged from your Radical Purpose work. Maybe you missed some live calls then never caught up with the recordings. Or maybe you got as far as creating your 90-Day OGS then got sucked in by the day-to-day busy-ness of your life and put your love work on the back burner.
You may be thinking that you’re struggling to sustain your Radical Purpose work because you need to be more disciplined. Or that you need to push harder to be better because rest is a form of laziness. Or you may be thinking that you can’t be trusted to prioritize your well-being because you’re not ______ (insert your favorite form of self-criticism) enough.
The truth - that cost me 3 severe burnouts to learn - is that the real reason you’re struggling to live into your Radical Purpose is because you keep mistaking wake-up calls for personality flaws.
Let me explain. Let’s say you have a task on your to-do list that makes your stomach twist and ache when you read it.
If you keep that task on your to-do list hoping and wishing that one day you’ll be “brave” enough to just do it,then you’ve completely missed your body’s call for attention.
What if instead of thinking there was something wrong with you for not doing that task week after week - AND feeling guilty and ashamed each day you left that task undone - what if you were able to listen to what your body was trying to tell you instead?
What I learned the hard way - and many other Turtles have confirmed - is that there’s always a GOOD reason why you’re stuck, procrastinating, Netflixing, zoning out, raging, melting down or burning out.
And whenever I’ve been able to get curious about what that GOOD reason is and withstand the discomfort of abandoning my usual and comfortable defenses, I’ve found a key that unlocked a deeper level of awareness about what I really need and want.
I learned that my stuckness, overwhelm or confusion were indications or internal nudges that I was either trying to do too much too soon or I was trying to do the right things in the wrong order.
What would shift in your life and work if you learned how to read the signs you are getting? How would this allow you to spin gold out of the fears and challenges that stress you out at work and in your relationships? What if you stopped trying to fix your challenges by doing more and instead learned when the solution lies in either doing less or doing nothing and resting?
What You Get: Radical FLOW Deep Dive
You’ll walk away from the Radical FLOW Deep Dive with a personalized roadmap of the challenges that block your flow through the stages of creation (aka life, growth, healing) and the strategies that will help you overcome them.
You’ll learn to read the signs your life and work are giving you and decode when it’s time to rest, time to do less and time to take big action.
This program is comprised of:
6 Concept classes (90 mins)
7 Practice classes (75 mins)
A 2-week Jumpstart project that you design (with no classes during these weeks)
An option to have an accountability buddy
An option to attend peer-led co-working sessions
WHAT’S A CONCEPT CLASS?
A virtual concept sharing class where we learn about the core concepts of Radical FLOW (the framework, tools and practice)
WHAT’S A PRACTICE CLASS?
A virtual live coaching session where we practice, discuss and provide collective coaching around implementing the Radical FLOW concepts
WHAT’S A JUMPSTART MINI-PROJECT?
A self-designed goal or small project where you take action on your insights from the course and jumpstart your Radical Flow practices.
WE RUN EVERYTHING VIRTUALLY
Our program is held virtually via online education and video conferencing platforms. Yes, live sessions will be recorded though we recommend you show up live to get the most out of this program.
The Weekly Topics…
Week 1: Introduction to FLOWductivity
We learn how our responses to stress and challenge impact how we work and how we relate to ourselves and others.
Week 2: Turtle Break - NO CLASSES
An opportunity to practice taking real and effective rest.
Week 3: Signs, Symptoms and Strategies
We learn to identify the signs that show up in our lives when we’re aligned with our Radical Purpose and when we’re not. Then we’ll develop strategies for caring for ourselves in different (sometimes challenging) situations.
Week 4: Identifying Your Root Energy Drain
Identify the root energy-draining circumstance in your life and work that is responsible for most of the draining habits and patterns you maintain.
Week 5: Plug Up Your Root Energy Drain
Develop a 3-phase plan to reduce or remove your Root Energy Drain.
Week 6: Build Your Inspiration Cocoon
Practice building ecosystems that support you to plug up your Root Energy Drain.
Week 7: Design your Jumpstart Mini-Project
Design an effective and stage-appropriate mini-project or goal that will support you with plugging up your Root Energy Drain.
Weeks 8 + 9: NO CLASSES
Work on your Jumpstart Mini-Projects with peer support and accountability.
Week 10: Wisdomize and Integrate
Reflect on and integrate your learning and insights from this program and your Jumpstart project or goal.
Check out the schedule on Google Calendar or iCal format.
RESULTS THAT PAST TURTLES EXPERIENCED THROUGH THEIR RADICAL FLOW WORK
Ended a relationship that was draining
Experienced more intimacy in their relationship
Felt more ease and less anxiety around decision-making
Said “No” with less guilt or shame
Made more decisions that are fulfilling rather than draining
Upheld better boundaries around your time and energy
Got more in touch with Desire and what brings them joy
Became more aware of the ways they sabotage themselves
Created a more peaceful home
Spent way more time doing things they enjoy
Asked for and leaned into and got more support
Felt more rooted in Desire
Apply to join the Radical FLOW Deep Dive!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, jUNE 14TH 2019 @ 11:59PM PST
Registration Process (please read carefully):
Once you submit your email and hit the REGISTER button, you will be directed to a payment form where you will be asked to submit your payment information . Once you submit your payment information you will be sent 2 emails with instructions on how to access the course platform
ONCE YOU LOG INTO THE COURSE PLATFORM:
1) You will be sent to the Welcome letter with instructions on how to completed all required pre-work before our first class on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019.
As a POC-centered (people of color-centered) community we want to give POC members the option to explore the vulnerable content of Turtle Tank in a space with other POC folks where the focus of the work can be solely rooted in the POC experience. For this reason, we offer 2 cohort options. One mixed (POC + white folks) and another POC Only.
Please note: Mixed Cohorts tend to be majority white folks cohorts as most POC will choose the POC ONLY option. That said, we still give POC the option to join any cohort they want and make decisions that suit their schedules. If you’re a POC and really want a POC experience, please join the POC ONLY cohort.
Apply for a MIXED Cohort
(People of Color + White folks)
(reduced from $600)
2 Payments of $200 (first payment is immediately after entering payment information second payment after 30 days from the first payment)
Apply for a POC Only Cohort
(People of Color only)
(reduced from $600)
2 Payments of $200 (first payment is immediately after entering payment information, second payment after 30 days from the first payment)
Meet Ije and Samia, the Purpose Igniters and Creative Directors facilitating this experience. Ije will be the lead facilitator for the Radical FLOW Deep Dive.
Ije Ude (Co-Founder and Chief Transformation Officer)
Ije Ude is a midwife of deep, gentle change. She resources herself and others to be their freest, fullest selves and give birth to their precious dreams. As Nwachi, she dances, crafts and studies metaphysics to experience the mundane and magical ways god expresses through us. As the Freedom Midwife she designs transformational programs for those of us who are often forgotten and facilitates our remembering of how powerful we are. As a Memory Maker, Ije connects with loved ones to share and experience unconditional love and respect through the crucible of intimate relationships. And as the Inspiration Cocoonist, she makes art that inspires her to honor her inner knowing and teaches others how to do the same.
She is the co-founder of Turtle Tank and proud facilitator of Lumos Transforms’ Resilience Toolkit.
Her years of study include:
B.A. Human Biology with a concentration in Black Women’s Health and Well-Being and an M.A. Integral Counseling Psychology
Coaching for Transformation, Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy, Resilience Toolkit, International Trauma Studies Program, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, Tiny Habits Coach, Empowerment Workshop Facilitator, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators, Human Design Consultant.
Lead, Gather, Relate Leadership Program, Radical Relating: 4 Skills, Theater of the Oppressed, Education for Liberation, Gestalt-Based Group Facilitation, Somatics and Social Justice, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Sexual Assault Violence Intervention Advocate Training.
Samia Abou-Samra (Co-Founder and CEO)
Samia Abou-Samra is an igniter of purpose towards a world of Radical Love. An Alchemist: they create music as Wailing - the cry, the longing prayer to inspire the deepest love. A Director of Genius: they facilitate the creation process for geniuses and design strategic systems to support them and have supported the creation of many Radical Enterprises and projects including Lumos Transforms, Finding Voice (the virtual course) with Sharon Bridgeforth, Balade Black, At The Crossroads: Finding Your Purpose with Yeye Luisah Teish. A Hakim: they practice, invest in and teach about intuitive analysis, old wisdom and the elevation of consciousness. They are the founder of Whale Wonder: a playspace and incubator for the elevation of consciousness. And the co-founder of Turtle Tank: School for Radical Purpose. Samia enjoys all aspects of the creative process particularly in the areas of music/media, entrepreneurship, indigenous knowledge and radical health.
Their years of study include:
Samia has a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (with a focus on Ritual, Medicine & Performance) from Stanford University and an MBA in Environmental and Social Management from Antioch University of New England
Relevant Training and Mentorship (ongoing):
Extensive study under the mentorship of Cherrie Moraga and Celia Herrera-Rodriguez through the lens of Xicana Indigena art practice
Initiated to Ifa: received one hand of Ifa and are Olorisha initiated to Orisha Babaluaye / Omolu in 2018 after 12 years of study and practice in Ifa. Currently undergoing training with their godmother priestess Iyanifa Ifalade TaShia Asanti presiding priestess of Ile Ori Ogbe Egun.