Meet the woman you were meant to be
Your real life is waiting for you
You did it!
You checked all the boxes. You became the person you were supposed to be. You are responsible, dependable and nurturing. A woman whom others lean on. And now you are looking around your own life wondering when it will include you. How did your world turn into a cage of to-do lists and obligations? Why do you feel like your life and relationships are more about maintenance then toe-curling pleasure? Why can’t you remember the last time you laughed so hard you peed a little?
When did you disappear?
You may not fully grasp it yet, but large, luminous, lives are not just for women thinner, richer, or younger than you are. You were meant to be BIG! WILDLY alive! Whole.
Deep under the demand to “keep it together,” is an inner voice whispering that it’s unsafe to let go. Perhaps it tells you that pursuing your own happiness is selfish. You should wait to know who you actually are until the children are grown, your business is stable, your cat gets neutered etc. You don’t get to fully live until your life is organized into neat little containers. But the joke is, nothing will never be perfectly in place. Are you daring to explore what’s possible, or are you being trampled by your “shoulds?”
Who am I
to issue this invitation?
I am your guide and ally on this path. I have been bringing women home to themselves for 20 years. My path here has been non-linear, like most well-lived lives. I have howled at the moon, been saved by Qi-gong, and taken drugs with a therapist. I have smoked a peace pipe, flipped off a Shaman, learned and unlearned emotionally responsible language, danced with my shirt off in public, avoided marrying an Essene guru, fasted, pounded my pelvis into a mat, talked to the stars, done a psychic fair, shrieked, bawled, hit, laughed, and learned surrender. I’ve also studied body psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, energy work, and have been engaged in a deeper listening since I was 13.
In my work you will have the birth you were always meant to have…the one where you are born and welcome as YOURSELF. Additionally, we will evaluate the root system of who you have become and recreate it based on YOUR desires. I will show you what it means to trust and surrender, “revel in our haunches,” match our insides to our outsides, and find integration through it all… of our wildness, our femininity, and the parts of us that society has told us are too much.
Are you sick of pretending and trying to “keep it together?”
Do you want to know what’s possible?
Are you aching to become who you are?
Do you want to trade your life of numb to-do lists for one of delight, passion, belly laughs, and love?
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You matter. Your life matters. Your joy matters. Not solely because of what you can give. But because like any other creature on the planet, you were born to add your unique beauty to the world.
Who are you to tell a tree that it is too large or full of blossoms? Who are you to tell a tiger to “calm down?”
Who are you then…to deny yourself like this?
Please stop defying nature.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver
What people say
When I think back to where I was before I started working with Isis, I remember an overwhelming sense of deficiency. I didn’t feel nourished by my family or friends and I felt completely unequipped to remedy the situation. My support system and social circle were anemic, leaving me weak and frigid. Isis was an incredible source of warmth and nourishment, and the environment she created for the Feral Females was a powerful incubator.
During our time together I started dating again, something I had been unwilling/unable to do for the better part of 5 years. I found support and a sense of community during a global pandemic. I leaned on those around me and asked for the assistance I needed to stay safe and get supplies while immunocompromised. I finally saw how emotionally starved I was growing up, and how this trauma of neglect shaped my future relationships with myself and others. I practiced asking for things and allowed myself to feel my needs and express them to those around me.
Through “home-play” assignments I creatively examined and worked through problems, and had the pleasure of witnessing others do the same. Describing my body as if I were an artist and telling my “Shero’s Journey” were two of my favorite exercises that helped me to shift my perspective on things that were previously sources of great shame. Receiving feedback and praise for those things was very healing and transformative. I think the most profound realization for me through this process was that even though I had a deficiency in my life, I was not inherently deficient. This distinction was revolutionary. It freed me from years of self-blame and shame and allowed me to see this was something I could treat, rather than an incurable condition I was doomed to suffer through.
Working with Isis and my fellow Feral Females fed my soul and helped to mend old wounds. They helped me to be vulnerable and honest, which enabled me to connect more authentically with those around me. With the guidance of Isis and the support of others in the group, I was able to challenge long-held beliefs, confront uncomfortable truths about myself and those around me, and learn to trust that others could hold me. Even though our time as a group has come to a close, I still feel the strength and support of those women behind me and I carry the lessons I learned and the victories I gained with me always.
Working with Isis is truly one of the best decisions I have ever made. She defies any previous notion I had of a teacher, mentor, guide or therapist… to me she is a bundle of vibrant love that shines straight through you to blow out the cobwebs and fill you with a warmth and strength that’s yours to keep.
With every session I grew in confidence and openness. I am so grateful to Isis, but also so proud of myself for taking a breath, listening to my deep self, and saying a big YES!
Just when you think what a loser you are, Isis will look at the situation and she sees the upside! It is really a delight to talk to her and with her humor and smile she can always in every situation clear up the sky. It is not as bad as you think it is.
What struck me the most is during the sessions my partner and I were both present, Isis never took side. When someone was hurt, she always acknowledged the hurt and the pain, without blaming the other party.
I’ve really learned so much from working with Isis. Things I can use for my personal growth as a man and many things I can use in my relationship as well. To me it is more clear what I expect from a woman and what I can give a woman so she feels safe in our relationship so I can enjoy her radiance and she can enjoy my presence. And from Isis I learned that setting my boundaries doesn’t conflict with the previous, to the contrary, it is good for the relationship!
The Feral Female group context made me nervous at first as I have been a habitual edge-dweller and carried wounding that made me suspicious of gatherings of women. ‘Where better to heal this?’ I figured. I held my courage, put my trust in Isis, and stepped into the circle.
Isis created a group container where she received us in our individual needs, meeting each of us with just the right dose of stretch, whilst also weaving a tremendous support network between us. Through the fortnightly ‘homeplay’ shares in the Whatsapp group, we were gently encouraged to push our edges and show up in our vulnerability. The culture of mutual support among these glorious women enabled this and validated that indeed our strength lay the other side of vulnerability. Before long I had included myself in the group, found my voice and made some deep friendships. <3
If you’re feeling drawn to work with Isis, jump in, you won’t regret it. Your future self is already looking on and smiling with a warm belly and heart.
When I first came across Isis and her work, I was feeling very stuck, energetically. I could feel that something was needing to be released, as was indicated by the constant re-surfacing of subdued anger and grief (that I’d apparently been actively suppressing). While I thought I was allowing myself to feel and acknowledge, accept and be with my experience, I realized in working with Isis that I was actually caught in a pattern of spiritual shaming and “shoulding.” I thought that in order to be spiritually good and virtuous that I could not also feel and express my rage. I thought that in order to be a queen I needed to keep my shit together to be cool and composed always.
I now engage with my life in a more authentic, raw, beautiful way. I am learning to exist more so in my body than in my head, to feel juicy, unctuous, alive, and true. I know now what it feels like to come into my body and to listen to the wisdom she carries. I now have the tools not only to hold space for myself, but to do so for others.
Isis fully embodies the archetype of the mother, she shows up with such courage and compassion, loving the whole of you. Not once did I ever feel judged by Isis. Not once did I ever sense inconsistency in her being-ness, her personhood. She is fucking real to the core and she gave me the gift of being real to MY core. She gave me the gift of what it looks and feels like to be a mama to myself, loving, nurturing, receptive, strong, fierce, and in my power.
I spent every penny I had in order to work with Isis and it was worth it.
Grace StepanovaWise Body Nutrition
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