Make friends with your humanness.
Come alive here and learn how to love yourself so you can find peace and true intimacy with people who really get you.
Are you ready for genuine connection?Meet Your People
This is about learning to listen to yourself. Meditation is a self listening practice. If you’d like to know yourself as the generous, highly abundant and powerful person you truly are, I invite you to take this journey to true intimacy.
I teach you how to get quiet and meet yourself with honest eyes and a forgiving heart so that you can bring that same authenticity and intimacy into your relationship with others. Self-inquiry is the question. Meditation is the listening. Membership brings it all together.
Begin the journey back home to your truest nature.
I’m here to support you in:
- Self Intimacy + Trust - Move from feeling hopeless or stuck in a pattern of isolation or confusion to connecting deeply to yourself so you can experience true intimacy with others.
- Emotional Liberation - You can hold empathy for others without being tethered to their emotions, and when you do you’ll finally feel like your happiness is totally your own.
- Spiritual Community (sangha) - Our membership community is a safe space to practice consistency in exploring yourself and your relationships with others in a meaningful way.
Relationships are the fast track to enlightenment!
Authentic relating helps us to polish our own edges, to show us where we’re still getting hung up, where we’re still not free. It’s normal for that to feel scary, vulnerable or tiring. You have support here. You don’t have to do it alone.
Membership holds us accountable. It’s a commitment we make to ourselves and to our fellow community members to keep showing up. In one of my meditation classes last week, one of the participants shared that he noticed he truly feels more connected to the community the more he gives of himself. It’s the same with practices like yoga + meditation. You actually have to participate for them to work. Consistent practice is they key to unlocking our inherent resiliency.Become a Member
What's Included in Membership
- 8 LIVE meditations per month
- 8 recorded meditations (previous month’s recordings)
- 1 LIVE Monthly Inquiry Circle (2.5 hr workshop)
- Library of Embodied Inquiry videos
- Weekly written content (yogic philosophy, intimate relating practices, etc) delivered to your inbox
- Access to Samarasa Online Community
- Discounts on coaching, courses + retreats
Here’s what our members are saying...
"This Samarasa community has been a home, a job, a space of inspiration and a space where I feel safe to explore the depths of who I am… This is a community built in love, truth and compassion and I am grateful for every minute spent exploring the vastness of the human experience with each other. I am grateful for the stories, the jokes, the laughter and the tears. My life will never be the same. The impact this community has made will forever reverberate in my heart."
Garrison Lambert, Los Angeles, USA
"The Samarasa community is a place of expanding bodies of light. A place where everyone is welcome. A special place that means something different to everybody. For me it is a place where I finally feel alive and at home. Where I feel free and supported. Where I am pushed in the most uplifting of ways. I found an authentic community here. I’ve had real talks. Found real truths. Have had amazing experiences. I hold the memories I’ve made here in esteem as I move through the rest of my life."
Genna Messmer, North Carolina, USA
"A Love Letter to the Samarasa Community...
Thank you for welcoming me with open arms, for trusting me, for having my back and for always leading with your heart. I don’t think my words can capture or do much justice for how I feel about you, all I know is that once I became a part of the Samarasa community, I felt like I was finally home…"
Eileen Crowe, Los Angeles, USA
Inside the Membership:
Meditation + Discussion
(Live + On Demand)
Each session is 1 hour and consists of a 25-minute partially guided meditation along with community discussion. These classes provide an opportunity to meet your people, to practice in community, to take your practice deeper with the support of a group, to ask questions about your practice and share insights. I’d love to meet you!
Everytime you sit, even if it’s just for a few minutes, it matters. Drop-ins welcome! Link to join will be sent out upon registration.
Commit to a regular practice and watch your life transform.
Monthly Inquiry Circle (Live)
In this monthly workshop, you'll receive support in identifying your stressful thoughts, writing them down and questioning them. The Work puts us directly in touch with our own inherent wisdom, clarity and equanimity. All it takes is an open mind.
Embodied Inquiry (On Demand)
Embodied inquiry is a tool to witness habitual patterns, thoughts, identifications and stories while simultaneously feeling the energy of these thoughts and emotions in the body. This practice leads to a deep integration of the Body/mind, an expanded level of awareness, a compassion for self and a sensitivity/intimacy with self.
You’ll find a variety of Embodied Inquiry classes in the online library. While each class may be structured very similarly to many yoga classes, these classes orient more towards noticing the relationship to the postures as opposed to the outcome of the postures themselves.
*Post practice - students are invited and encouraged to take any specific thoughts they noticed during practice to inquiry on a worksheet to be worked at home, in the monthly inquiry circle or a private facilitation with Susan.
Samarasa’s Online Discussion Community: Practicing The Skill of Peace
Practicing conscious communication and dialogue with someone who holds a very different opinion than me has proven to be quite a challenge these days.
And everywhere I turn online, conversations only seem to be getting more divisive and polarized. It’s antithetical to what most of us humans are actually craving deep down - connection, understanding and a sense of belonging.
This online community is meant to be an opportunity for us to come together and share, express ideas/beliefs/opinions/joys + fears honestly and consciously. To remember we are not alone. It is also meant to support the practice of listening.
Socio-poltical moments like the one we’re living now offer us a huge opportunity to decide how we want to participate in this global conversation. If you happen to be in a moment of choosing engagement but feel totally lost about how to start, here’s a good first step. It will take a retraining of the way we communicate - with ourselves and one another. This is one of the values and functions of a healthy community. And even the communities built with the most solid foundations will eventually at one point or another begin to reflect the divisions of the larger world.
I propose the following intentions for Samarasa’s Online Discussion Community as taken from
Charles Eisentstein’s community experiment.
His invitation is to allow these “open-sourced” principles to be at the forefront of our current online discourse… to be taken, copied, adapted, evolved upon or modified to fit the needs of any specific community. I think it’s a great place to start.
- To express anger without diverting it into hate
- To hold grief without diverting it into pity
- To interpret each other’s words generously
- To let go of being right and seeming smart
- To value each person’s unique window on the world
- To be willing to see each other fully, shadow and gold
- To be willing to be truly seen ourselves