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 Reclaim Your Original Human Blueprint
CORE EMBODIMENT®
Leading Edge Somatic, Nature Inspired, Trauma Informed,
Vitality Practices for Service Professionals
Who are Ready to Thrive

6 Month Foundation Apprenticeship
First Cohort Begins September 24, 2022
By Application only

Are you someone who Serves at the Intersection of Creative Leadership, Deep Intimacy & Embodied Awakening?
The Core Embodiment® Foundation Apprenticeship is designed to guide those who serve at the intersection of Creative Leadership, Deep Intimacy & Embodied Awakening.

This container strives to be the antidote to the underlying unconscious causes that distance us from the life that we would love to live.

This body of work reconnects us to our core intelligence within: the home of our original blueprint. This is what sources all relational  healing and coherency of body, mind, heart and thus the fullness of ones entire Life.

This empowers us to re-frame our traumas, sacred wounds and chronic challenges into necessary life initiations, enriching our unique path of soul service and human embodiment.

Let us step through the door together...

We each long to discover our own deepest integrity, creative inspiration and compassion. We want to offer our most authentic contributions to the evolution of the larger field, while also honoring ourselves.
It can feel draining, stressful and destabilizing to keep up with the constant demands coming from our environment, our personal and business relations, and the rising ecological crisis of our world.

  • How do we honor our own needs and deepest heart's truths, while simultaneously bringing our greatest gifts to bear upon a dynamically changing world context?

  • Amidst the tension of so much internal and external pushing and pulling, how do we find our equanimity?

  • How can we respond to each moment with fresh inspiration, clarity, and discernment rather than default to our habitual reactions and core deficiencies?
What if you had the capacity to resolve emotional patterns, habits, and internal narratives that keep you stuck in the neuro-networks of anxiety, distrust, and self-abandonment?

What if you had THE BLUEPRINT to reclaim what you truly want for yourself and your Life ?

 I invite you to explore and discover through your own direct experience the living answers to these questions I pose. Deep down, we each have the same hearts desire to be true to who we are; to authentically express ourselves while at the same time, to feel connected to our family, our communities, our creative contributions to the world and to never stray from our deepest ground of Being.

This is the intimate and tender edge that each moment invites- being true to ourselves while also staying in authentic relationship with the whole of our lives.

Within your own deepest instinctual body & heart wisdom is your creative purpose - which holds the satisfaction that you seek.

Through a synthesis of Core Embodiment® Practices
this conscious container is designed to illuminate your original blueprint- that which is essential in order to reunite with your complete
vitality as a human being.

The entirety of your human experience is an invitation to realize your inherent Love, Power & Wisdom.
In the Core Embodiment Foundation Apprenticeship you will discover how to relax and rest into each wisdom center of the subtle core. Once we inhabit these primary seats of consciousness, we live from a place of listening and creative participation rather than habituated patterns of collapse or overwhelm.

Each session is designed to foster an environment of safety and openness in which you can unwind from all the ways that you have betrayed your own trust, violated your own boundaries, and abandoned your deepest integrity. Over time these tendencies can lead to the contortion of your life force and distortions of identity.

As you unwind from your own subtle or not so subtle self-betrayals ( also known as habits of leaving you center) you gain the skills and insights to be able to walk with those you serve in their own unwinding and home coming.

Inherent to Being human is an intense urge or calling to create amazing things. To be of benefit to others. To make a difference with what Mary Oliver calls, “your one wild and precious life”. And yet, for many of us, we are still learning how to sincerely include ourselves in our own lives. To receive as much as we give is to discover the full breath of  LOVE that is our hearts true nature.
Given the stark reality of the many forces that seem to be in opposition to what is so desperately needed in our world, my questions to you are:
  • What if being human is the last frontier- the one avoided, bypassed and judged the most- that which appears to be in the way, but is in fact the way?
  • What if our task is to transform our personal and collective Karma into our Dharma?
  • What if we can make art of the fragmentation and disconnection?
  • What if we are designed to make medicine of our pain?
  • What if  we are here to foster a New Earth amidst the perils of a dying epoch?
“A Course in Thriving definitely worked its alchemical magic on me! I came out of it with so much inspiration and life force moving through me! It feels like it returned me to my own innocent nature, and source of life. What a gift! Thank you, Ajaya!” —

Effie Dobbertin LFT
Who is this Blueprint Foundation Apprenticeship Designed for?
If you are a service professional— a doctor, therapist, nurse, body-worker, coach, yoga instructor, CEO, or other roles in which leading with care, attunement and service to others are your true vocation, then you know that you are being summoned to show up and offer your gifts to the larger field.

(Please note that this apprenticeship is in no way limited to “service professionals”,  however, it's often a natural fit.)

So, whether or not you identify in a role of 'service', each of us is uniquely called to walk with integrity—  to live from purpose, power and deep intimacy.

Integrity invites us to recognize that we each have our own hurt, pain, grief, anger and old traumas to tend and integrate along the human journey, regardless of your vocation or level of mastery.

We all need conscious containers of support and inspiration in which we can show up fully as our authentic human selves. As we become ever-more comfortable in our own skin, we become a generous space of permission for others.

The compassionate insight of own direct experience, is what allows us to truly be with another from a neutral open heart, rather than an agenda.

Prerequisites:

The Core Embodiment Foundation Apprenticeship provides advanced skills in transformational and therapeutic integrative practices and processes.

Applicants must have professional training in coaching, psychology, therapy, or the healing arts. In addition, you must have a history of inner work and personal development.

You may be 'retired' or no longer working in a professional context and yet you feel called to embark on this journey for your own personal growth and development. You are welcome here.


Apprenticeship Foundation Details
Core Embodiment® Blueprint Foundation Apprenticeship is an immersive 6-month journey dedicated to an intimate cohort of 8-16.

This program is specifically designed for those of you who are ripe and ready to realize the full expression of your wholly embodied life.

In this 6-month foundation apprenticeship we will move through an alchemical process of reclaiming an intimate relationship with our our whole-self. We will explore what it means to be a fully feeling, awake, alive, and THRIVING human being.

We begin by illuminating a new paradigm in which your sacred needs, feelings and desires are honored as Holy Messengers, sent from the Biofield of your original human blueprint design. These messengers provide a biofeedback system in service of navigating your precious human life from a place of inner strength, vitality, and heart.

These Holy Messengers communicate through your 3 Core Vitality Centers:  your Heart, Hara & Head Brain Centers of intelligence. Curiosity and pleasure will be our guides as we begin to access, cultivate, and bring coherence to these primary centers. We will also explore through the lens of embryology, living anatomy, and developmental psycho-biology, using specific internal sound vibrations, touch, breath, awareness, and provocative inquiry.

Each apprentice will be supported in choosing a unique, 'big dream’ creative project to ground into reality during our 6-month journey:

  • We begin our journey with a deep-dive, 2-day virtual retreat. This will allow us to create a safe and intimate holding ground in which to plant the seeds for our upcoming journey together.

  • Every month we will meet for the following sessions:
    • Live 2-hour zoom session in which I will present new material.
    • A guided experiential embodiment practice session.
    • Small-group peer reflection circle.
    • Each participant also receives one private mentoring session with Ajaya each month.

This totals:  A day 2 retreat, Six 2 Hour Course Material Classes, Six Group Embodiment Sessions, Six 1:1 Private Sessions & Six Peer Reflection Groups

  • Access to Ajaya's Library of teachings & practices.

To apply, please fill out the application below with as much detail as possible. I will be in touch to set up a call so we can discern whether this apprenticeship is the right fit for you at this time.

  • Our meetings and course material will be held over Mighty Networks.
Module One~ Creating a Climate of Eros
Nothing transforms in a climate of the 'fix me, change me' inner violence that we learned in the name of 'healing'.
In our first module we will ground into our primary home of the bio-field intelligence of nature. Creating a climate of safety, love, and connection to our innate wholeness and belonging, we will hone our essential intimacy skills of how we orient to our practices. We will also begin exploring our foundational developmental needs for love, connection, & attunement. Core Capacity: Self-love, self-care as well as innate intimacy with ones own presence through feeling intelligence.
Module Two~ Home in the Heart
Our Heart is the Primary Conductor of our entire system as well as the Orchestra of our lives.
In our second module we continue the descent from living from our heads and our history- and we begin to come home to our hearts as the primary seat of life intelligence. We open to our own hearts as the most trustworthy connection to our most intimate truth. We will learn Alchemy of the Heart practices and statements to begin to express deeper agency in the quality of our present moment experience.  We explore the developmental needs of trust and truth as well as the vitality of grief. Core Capacity: To stay present without knowing and instead to metabolize through feeling first, not based in referencing history.
Module Three~ Home in the Hara
The Hara holds the code of our deepest instinctual feeling of Belonging.
In this module we will explore practices for cultivating our embodiment in the Hara, root, genitals as well as the energies of creativity, power, vulnerability, boundaries, and receiving nourishment. We explore our developmental needs of connection and grounding, as well as our relationship to the vitality of fear. Core Capacity: To ground, rest, root, bond, and receive nourishment.
Module Four~ Home in the Head Center
We will switch on the potency of our higher brain centers and come to love and integrate our heads as an intimate seat of our core intelligence.
In this module we will continue our Core Embodiment Somatic practice by allowing the life force energy to fully circulate through our head center, activating our higher brain centers and our innate capacities to perceive with perceptual integrity. We will also reclaim our developmental needs for autonomy as we continue to individuate from the cultural mind and reclaim our sovereignty. Core Capacity: Vision, Insight, embodied and practical mysticism relevant to present times.
Module Five~ Flow & Coherence
Enter the mystery school where ancient and modern meet.
We will hone the full core embodiment practice to enter flow states, exploring our core capacities for optimum creative expression and fulfillment. As we go deeper into actualizing our 'big dream' calling and allowing it to come through via deepening mystery school practices that are also relevant to the current zeitgeist. Core Capacity: The power to state shift into ones creative channel, with pleasure and ease.
Module Six~ Practitioner Applications
Integrate and apply the journey to working directly with the humans you serve.
In this module we will explore specific ways to apply our unique journey and offering to the people we serve as well as exploring relational intimacy in all quadrants of your life. Core Capacity: Staying in relational repartee while staying connected to your authentic self & agency.
Optional Ongoing Mentoring
For those interested in continuing...to walk together.
There will be some ongoing mentoring options for those of you who would like to continue to receive support and presencing in the ever-unfolding journey of being human, engaging more of who you are into all quadratns of your precious and holy life.
***For a more elaborate syllabus of the modules please contact me.
Core Embodiment is a path of ego relaxation. A paradox. For the more you step into your fullest expression, the more you must open to the emptiness of your true nature. From here, you will discover a new-found continuity of safety within that allows you to take more and more risks in expressing your authentic self. You know in your heart of hearts that this is all you have ever truly wanted. You have simply longed for a way to LIVE IT!
Hello! My name is Ajaya Sommers

Founder of a unique somatic discovery process called, Core Embodiment® — an integrated system of embodiment practices, principles and perceptual orientations to awaken and align with the power of your human potential.  I am also a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Integration Teacher, a NARM practitioner (Neuro-affective-relational model) as well as an Authorized Continuum Teacher.

For the past 27 years I have been instrumental in facilitating conscious evolution in thousands of people’s lives as a  teacher, author, public speaker and creative catalyst in the field of psycho-spiritual somatic integration.

I design and facilitate training programs for professionals, lead retreats, and offer both live and on-line group platforms for organizations that are ecologically regenerative, socially just and spiritually connected. All of my programs are grounded in science, expanded through devotional practice and made real through direct experience.

Core Embodiment: The Practice of the
Sacred Middle ~ for who you are is both,
Sovereign and Relational.

If you are someone who has primarily been focusing on ‘healing’ family of origin and psychological shadow work and have relative levels of integration, self-compassion and sobriety; you inevitably come to realize that without also awakening to your 'true self' beyond your personal story there is not yet essential freedom.

For those of us who have been climbing the steps of the temple of transcendence and have indeed met the truth of our original face of innocence and holy purity that has no opposite —you also know that the journey is not complete if you have not yet integrated your shadow and your most personal story line into the fabric of this essential awareness.

Your awakening does not automatically resolve or absolve your early developmental trauma and the false identities and habits of defense that were taken on to protect your native innocence from the inevitable mis-perceptions and mis-attunement upon your arrival into this world.

To live out the freedoms of a truly integrated, healthy and authentic life that is both sovereign, relational and therefor of service to the relevancy of the zeitgeist and ecosystem of which we are embedded, we must find our way into the embrace of the totally of our all.

This embrace is not conceptual, nor is it a destination that we finally arrive too and we are done.

In one way this is true— we do arrive to the reality and ground of being that is ever present as here and now – we know our true identity as the soul, that which does not 'come and go'.  At the same time, we have an address in this temporal world, where the body appears to birth, age and die. Inside the first breath to the last— we have the opportunity of a lifetime. We get to choose what we will do with our precious attention and life force.

At last, this being human is the tender edge; the intimate frontier where all of our longings and projections come home to ones own walk in the world. Come home to ones own hands,  voice, and heart.
Develop Your Core Wisdom Capacities for:

Stillness: Your capacity for perceptual integrity. Relating to self, other, Life without an agenda. Listening and feeling from the holy neutral of your Heart gives you x-ray vision clarity and guidance.

Discernment: Your capacity to honor your boundaries by knowing who you are, being in touch with your core needs, desires and bottom lines - allowing the clarity and alignment with your choices to come from an unwavering center.

Self-Honor: Your capacity to choose your core intelligence as your first priority of honest attention.

Equanimity: Your capacity for sobriety and stability in your mental, emotional and physical body. 
Coherence & Flow States: Your capacity to align all of your electromagnetic centers for maximum creative genius and dharma expressed in service to what you love the most!
Feeling Awareness: Your capacity to journey life's challenges and opportunity's with sensitivity, care and a trustworthy connection to your ground of Being as your own embodied sentience.
Develop Your Creative Core Capacities

Stillness: Your capacity for perceptual integrity. Relating to self, other, Life without an agenda. Listening and feeling from the holy neutral of your Heart gives you x-ray vision clarity and guidance.

Discernment: Your capacity to honor your boundaries by knowing who you are, being in touch with your core needs, desires and bottom lines - allowing the clarity and alignment with your choices to come from an unwavering center.

Self-Honor: Your capacity to choose your core intelligence as your first priority of honest attention.

Equanimity: Your capacity for sobriety and stability in your mental, emotional and physical body. 
Coherence & Flow States: Your capacity to align all of your electromagnetic centers for maximum creative genius and dharma expressed in service to what you love the most!
Feeling Awareness: Your capacity to journey life's challenges and opportunity's with sensitivity, care and a trustworthy connection to your ground of Being as your own embodied sentience.
TESTIMONIALS
This course led to an experience of Divine Bliss too ineffable to describe in words. It included a sense of timelessness, and my sense of self dissolved into our divine Source. Ajaya’s gentle guidance led us effortlessly to this magical, rich and nourishing moment. The meditations and knowings have stayed with me and I’ve been inspired to share them with my team at work.

- Doug Wilson, MD

Participating in Ajaya’s course was a gift during a very upside down time. The course began just before I closed the doors to our retreat center of 25 years, due to the pandemic. Having the consistency of the loving invitation back home— to my Hara, my Heart and my Head was so helpful and beautiful.  I have worked with Ajaya at a couple of in person retreats in the past and found her presence and her teaching brought the medicine I needed in times of transition and overwhelm.

 Life always presents challenges and the initiations into suffering. Having others in the group who are willing to be honest about whatever is going on for them in the moment is always supportive.  Ajaya guides with a great deal  of knowledge and experience.  Trusting that she has truly been on her own deep journey provides the safety that I needed to drop into the deeper currents of my own life.
- Gail Warner, MA MFT
After one session with Ajaya, I knew that I had found someone who could guide me into my deepest longing to come home to myself. With incredible tenderness and wisdom, Ajaya creates a space to rediscover and remember the simple and potent beauty of living from the heart, and experiencing the embodied fullness of being. I come away from every session with such immense gratitude for her depth of knowledge and ability to foster such intimacy and truth. As a therapist, I treasure how presence has the capacity to transform, and being in Ajaya’s presence is transformative. She is not only changing my life, but she is also empowering me to a greater vessel of healing for others. I feel so honored to have such an incredible healer, teacher, and companion in my life.

-Kailey Nykai, MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP
“Ajaya is one of those rare healers who can see directly into your core, understand your needs (deeper than you know yourself), and offer sacred healing to your most hidden, needy places in the deep psyche. She is filled with kindness and light, so healing comes as naturally as if you were bathed in love by the Goddess herself. Don’t miss the opportunity to be touched and guided by this divine healer — no matter what ails you.”
-Lion Goodman, PCC, creator of the Clear Beliefs Coach Training,

"Fantastic learning and workshop “Taking Refuge”. If you are a therapist, Doctor, healer, transformational educator or health care provider looking to self-improve - the teachings Ajaya has will serve you well. Not only for your professional toolbelt but for your own self-actualization.

A wealth of information and many pieces are laid out throughout the process and all tied together at the end to bring it all home. After decades of sitting across from others in my practice I believe this is what I’ve been looking for. Don’t miss this chance and treat yourself to a wonderful learning and adventure."

Nick Gargala B.S., M.S.S.W., Ed.

Thank you for taking the time to explore joining the
Core Embodiment®
Apprenticeship.
We begin September 24, 2022.
Please apply by September First, if you feel called to embark on this journey.


“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open." ~ Martha Graham

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