“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.”
– Lao Tzu
Tired of struggling, pushing and trying to “make things happen?” Exhausted from always wishing things were different than the way they are? Feel as if you’re always behind, never doing enough and that life has become a never-ending to-do list? Feeling overworked, overwhelmed and exhausted much of the time? Welcome to modern life where many say chaos, constant stress and digital overwhelm have become the norm.
So what’s a spiritually aware man or woman who desires to live a more balanced, peace-filled life to do? Shift perspective and learn to go with the flow. To not resist life but to move with it and where it wants to take you. To learn how to live inside-out and rely on the wisdom of your Wise Self. To cultivate trust and learn to let go. To explore a new way of being where things get accomplished —but with ease, joy and grace.
Author Marianne Williamson says a miracle is a shift in perspective and it starts with the willingness to see things differently.
As the oldest of seven children, the daughter of overachiever parents and a physician father, a type A personality and someone who likes to live/work BIG, for years I pushed myself to accomplish and achieve so I could feel more worthy. I helped a lot of people along the way but in the process I exhausted myself and adopted a lot of stressful habits and ways of thinking and being around how I work and live that after time, no longer served me. In my early thirties, several teachers entered my life and began to coach me on how to finally let go; they showed me that there is another way to get things done that is more spacious, natural, spontaneous and compassionate. I discovered (and am still discovering) a way of moving in the world where you can bring projects to fruition, launch big initiatives, experience major life changes, serve in a way that feeds rather than drains you– and still be present to loved ones, to family and to yourself. I look forward to sharing some of these powerful, practical, concrete, tools, exercises, resources and insights with you as we move into 2014 together and embrace this New Way of Being.
This highly effective virtual course will integrate technology which allows group participation and interaction with classmates during and in between classes (via an *optional* private Facebook group). Traveling or can’t make the live class dates? We’ll send you the recordings to anytime, from anywhere in the world (in the carpool line, on your way to work, on a lunch break or even in the bathtub!).
I love your interactive telecourse. I had no idea a workshop via telephone could be so powerful. I really appreciate the way you blend teaching time with group participation, solo exercises and create a space where we all feel comfortable sharing insights and ah-has. You are authentic, accessible and down-to-earth. I also like the class structure. You keep us on track and focused while offering tips and practices we can incorporate into our everyday lives. Powerful stuff—I find I listen to these classes again and again. Highly recommended! —Joanna
I could listen to you for hours. Your voice and teaching style is calm, reassuring, empowering and wise. I usually don’t do telecourse, but you’ve convinced me: when done right, they’re powerful and life-changing! I listen to your telecourse again and again to remind me to stay true to my vision for how I want to “be.” Thank you Renée! —Robin
My wife encouraged me to listen to this telecourse—I have to say I was impressed. Renée is unique and rare in her ability to inspire while also delivering real-world actionable strategies and tools that can make a difference in your life RIGHT NOW. Her approach is balanced, accessible and down to earth. —Ken
A note of deep gratitude for the wisdom, support and guidance you freely give. Just finished listening to your telecourse while enjoying a lavender bath (with all three kiddos sleeping!). I am grateful for all the gentle reminders and encouragement. —Carissa
Renée lives what she teaches and that goes a long way in delivering an authentic presentation. —Colleen, professional development director, Young President’s Organization
Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally-recognized life balance teacher/speaker and president of Career Strategists. Raised by spiritual seekers, Renée is the oldest of seven Montessori-inspired children. Growing up in Northern California, she attended a yoga school based on the teachings of Parmahansa Yogananada, rode horses bareback and hiked in the vast wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and learned stained glass window-making and philosophy from the Bhagavad-Gita . Her clients include Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Ernst and Young and national women’s organizations/conferences and nonprofits. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, US News and World Report, Good Housekeeping, Mothering, Yogi Times and more. She is the author of the award-winning “The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life” and “Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life” (2013). Thousands of women in more than ten countries are being trained to facilitate–and participate in– Personal Renewal Groups based on her award-winning work. Renée is on the faculty of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Wellness and Omega Institute and she speaks and leads life balance workshops/retreats for corporations, conferences and organizations worldwide. She lives in Austin with her husband and 11 year-old son.