SEMINARS

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Evolutionary Playground: New Paths to Change for Uncertain Times, Ojai, CA @ The Ojai Valley Woman's Club, Ojai, CA
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm

Are you willing to let go of trying to fit into an existing model that keeps generating struggle?

Does the concept of “playing through” rather than “working through” quicken your curiosity?

Are you ready to move into resonance and ease as your ground of being?

Would you be willing to live your life fully expressed–to let the universe play the instrument of you fully and with delight?

Are you willing to end your addiction to adrenaline and fear?

For years our introductory seminar Essentials focused on the skills to shift easily with body intelligence tools. We’re now exploring the possibility of living primarily in an evolutionary cycle of presencing, connecting and playing through collaboration and harmony. Yes, it’s possible to live free of blame and criticism, even inside your own head. Evolutionary Playground will focus on co-creation and resonance to expand solutions and new ways of living in this time of accelerated change.

The future is improvisation, and the future is here NOW. Humans are grappling with knowing too much about things over which we have little to no control (millions of bits and bytes), and knowing less and less about that which we DO have control, our bodies, experiences and choices. Welcoming rests in the heart of improvisation—saying yes to what is happening, what you are feeling, what you notice. When you welcome and include, you create a context where everything is fuel for aliveness and where each moment arises from turning toward, accepting, choosing and taking actions from your essence. You welcome others whose essence likes to dance with yours, and your co-created dance inspires others around you to join your personal evolutionary movement.

In Evolutionary Playground, you’ll get out of the head-centric orientation that has skewed reality for several millennia, and into your whole-body creativity, where you can make your dreams real in your life. You’ll learn to use simple, powerful skills, backed by scientific research, that take you from “working on” your life to consciously creating your life. EP is partly an adult playground where flow replaces struggle, and partly an unfolding of the new paradigm of body intelligence and co-creation. Evolutionary Playground opens up a new path through deep, experiential learning and discovery. You author your own map to create true love for yourself and others that you embody in your moment-to-moment choices.

Access to Essentials Online will be included for all who enroll in Evolutionary Playground. Essentials Online is a complete seminar, including workbook and over twenty videos, guiding you through the foundational practices that Katie has been teaching for a couple of decades. 

Katie Hendricks and Nancy Voogd Talk About Evolutionary Playground

Evolutionary Playground includes:

  • Introduction to The Evolutionary Cycle of presence, connect, play
  • Favoring the opening rather than banging on the closed door of the past and familiar patterns
  • Creating and collaborating with ease
  • Letting go of opposition and resistance and letting the universe move through you—creating you own magic
  • Harnessing the power of authenticity to find and sound your unique tuning fork and experience as a unique and evolving work of art
  • Creating flexibility and range of focus with attention and awareness: for example, easily being aware of your inner experience while able to giving full attention to a person and tracking the energy flow of a group
  • Access to Essentials Online will be included at no additional cost for all who enroll in Evolutionary Playground

Kathlyn facilitates this training with the assistance of our advanced students from our Leadership and Transformation Training program. Our facilitators support your learning by exploring with you upon request and encouraging a deeper group experience of whole-body, whole-brain learning.

Evolutionary Playground is a prerequisite course for our other Trainings.

July 26 – 28, 2019

Early Bird Rate: $595 per individual before June 27, 2019

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What People Are Saying About Evolutionary Playground

Evolutionary Playground offers cutting-edge techniques with the latest tools I can use with my clients. It builds on essential basics for personal transformation based on amazing and ongoing discoveries in human consciousness from my favorite masters in awareness, Gay and Katie Hendricks. It is ideal for beginners and experienced journeyers alike! I look forward to coming back again and again and playing with deeply hearing what’s emerging. – Phil Johncock, MA, MMs, MABO, Genius Listening Fellow, PhilJohncockNetwork.com

Evolutionary Playground is THE MOST FUN transformational weekend workshop I have ever attended! If you spend way too much time in your head, come discover the wisdom of your body through simple yet powerful practices you can do again and again.  I’ve never laughed so much and learned so much all at the same time before Evolutionary Playground. Katie Hendricks is a masterful facilitator. – Julie Freeman, MFT

The Conscious Loving Special @ The Ojai Valley Woman's Club, Ojai, CA
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm

The Conscious Loving Special includes these TWO classes, for the price of ONE!:

Evolutionary Playground
Conscious Loving 5-Day Advanced Training

We enjoy getting to know and train so many people in our Coaching Certification Program that we decided to continue the opportunity for people to come to both events.

If you enroll for the Conscious Loving 5-Day Advanced Training, you can attend the preceding Evolutionary Playground at no additional charge.

Graduates of both our 5-day training events (Body Intelligence 5-Day Advanced Training and Conscious Loving 5-Day Advanced Training) are eligible to be listed as coaches on our website.

Completion of Evolutionary Playground or the Essentials 3-Day Seminar is a pre-requisite for our advanced 5-Day events.

Access to Essentials Online will be included for anyone who enrolls in Evolutionary Playground.

Facilitated by Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D.

Seminar Cost:

  • Tuition: $1,595 per individual
  • Cancellation Policy – 90% refund less $97 for Essentials Online (10% withheld as a cancelation fee).
  • Transfer Policy – 10% transfer fee will be assessed and depending upon which future training you choose, the Early Bird discount may be forfeited, requiring additional monies to meet the full tuition amount
  • If you have any questions, please contact our Enrollment Consultant, Nancy Stubbs, at 1-800-688-0772, Ext. 1 (Pacific Time); nancy@hendricks.com

Price: $1,595.00

July 26 – August 2, 2019, Ojai, CA

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Jul
29
Mon
2019
Conscious Loving 5-Day Advanced Training @ The Ojai Valley Woman's Club, Ojai, CA
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm

• What if your body wisdom, the way you breathe, move and notice, was the quickest path to relationship fulfillment?

• What if love could be easy?

If these questions perk up your excitement, you might be ready to dive into this somatic approach to relationship. In the twenty years since Conscious Loving became a bestseller, we have continued to evolve the only body-centered approach to relationships in the field. We have worked with thousands of partners and professionals around the world to continue developing a new paradigm of relating that is based in uncovering and sharing our essential selves.

Most people long for the experience of being themselves in the full presence of another loving person. They imagine being deeply seen and appreciated while co-creating a life of fulfillment together. And many people don’t realize that popping out of old relationship myths and getting real can be as easy as breathing and moving in new ways.

This training is designed to equip you with the essential relationship-building skills we’ve developed during the past thirty years. Whether you use these skills personally or professionally, you’ll find that you get stuck less often, shift more quickly, and spend more of your time living the relationship life you design by choice.

The 5-Day learning-intensive is highly experiential and life-changing for the participants. It was created for those individuals, couples and professionals dedicated to inspiring conscious relationships at home and in the workplace. Some of the concepts and techniques covered:

  • How to recognize and expand the steps in the Relationship Dance of unity and individual creative fulfillment
  • How to let relating and transformation be easy
  • How to shift from working on to shifting and discovering
  • How to use a reliable road map to relationship fulfillment
  • How to facilitate the five essential skills of conscious relationship: Commitment, authenticity, healthy response-ibility, appreciation and creativity
  • How to facilitate breakthroughs in long-standing impasses
  • How to use breath, movement and body-centered techniques to speed up problem-resolution
  • How to resolve sex and money issues in close relationships.

Participants will be given a comprehensive manual during the course and a set of videos and workbook to facilitate Conscious Loving workshops with singles, partners and groups.
Kathlyn facilitates this training with the assistance of our advanced students from our Leadership and Transformation Training program. Our facilitators support your learning by exploring with you upon request and encouraging a deeper group experience of whole-body, whole-brain learning.

Graduates of both the Body Intelligence Advanced Training and the Conscious Loving Advanced Training, our two 5-day training events, are eligible for exclusive listing in our referral directory (see Find a Coach in the Coaches area of our website). This list is viewed by thousands of visitors each week who are looking for practitioners in their geographical area. This directory has several different listing options, from a simple telephone number to a complete website. We encourage all our graduates to join our online referral base (www.BigLeapCoaches.com). Completion of Evolutionary Playground: New Paths to Change for Uncertain Times 3-Day Seminar or our previously taught Conscious Loving and Living Essentials: The 3-Day Seminar is a prerequisite for our advanced 5-day training events.

How The Hendricks Work Is Different From Other Approaches to Coaching and Transformation

1) We emphasize personal integrity in all of the techniques that we teach. Whether at home or in business, we help partners learn to tell the truth to each other. When a person is hiding some truth, he or she will tend to complain about a relationship issue. Misunderstandings of responsibility fuel much relationship conflict. We help each partner in a relationship take full responsibility for any issue, especially if the issue looks like it belongs only to one person.

2) We believe that the central issue people face is expanding their capacity to give and receive love and to handle greater levels of unity and intimacy in their relationships and lives.

3) We balance cognitive techniques with powerful body-centered techniques that draw on the organic wisdom of the body. For example, in a couple’s coaching session or a corporate consultation, we make use of movement, conscious breathing and other tools that focus people on the natural healing capacity of their body processes. We have developed a transformational model that provides a flexible, yet comprehensive structure based in whole-body learning and collaboration.

4) We are very interested in concepts and techniques that emphasize unity instead of difference. Many currently popular approaches focus on the differences between people. While this may be useful at a certain point in evolution, we are very interested in laying the groundwork for the next stage of evolution, which we believe involves the fundamental unity at the base of all creation, people included. To this end, our techniques are focused on helping people reveal their own essence–who they really are at the spiritual depths of themselves–and to perceive the essences of other people.

5) We focus on specific actions over which you have control. Examples: You can’t control whether someone likes you, but you can control whether you pick up the phone and call them to talk to them about your feelings. You can’t control when you’re going to feel scared or anxious, but you can control whether you take a slow, deep breath.

6) We are interested in ongoing innovation. We encourage our students and coaches to incorporate our materials freely and to continue to create dynamic applications that contribute to their own growth and professional development.

7) We don’t belong to traditional coaching organizations, primarily because their mind-centric approaches are too intellectual to reach the deeper level we’re interested in exploring through our body-mind work. In addition, we’ve had experience with numerous bureaucracies and have found them all too limiting.

One of the unique aspects of our training events is the presence and participation of advanced students from our leadership and transformation program. These leaders assist with facilitating, exploring issues with participants upon request, and supporting a deeper experience and exploration of essence in the whole group.

Price: $1,995.00

Early Bird Rate: $1,495 per individual, on or before June 30, 2019

July 29 – August 2, 2019, Ojai, CA

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What People are Saying about Our Coaching Program

“I think of you often, and so value what I learned in trainings with you. After graduating Apprenticeship in 2003, I went for my bachelor’s in psychology. During more than five years of college, I was presented with cognitive, humanistic, family systems, and other theories, and found again and again that what I had learned from you was already the distillation of the best, most powerful aspects of those approaches, made practical and brought to life.

I appreciate the space for deep explorations in the week-long trainings you held. I learned effective therapeutic techniques from you, and experienced a variety of spiritual and universal openings and connections. I have taken many detours, but am still on a path of learning. Thank you so much for the gifts you bring and the contributions you make, through your presence, your commitment, and your example.”

-Linda Brannan

“These trainings with Katie and Gay have simplified my life-long interest and journey to discover my own source of wisdom. This integrative body/mind approach allows me to use all that I have learned and continue to learn that much more effectively and effortlessly. Breathing-moving-wondering- and loving is the simplest, most effective way to be present, empowered and empowering.”

– Soorya Ray Resels

“I found the Conscious Loving workshop fun, profound & empowering. Gay & Katie created such a safe, enlivening & loving atmosphere that it was really easy to participate & play full out. I feel that I’ve got some real tools to develop skills in feeling & enjoying all of my feelings & in making love easy. This is a must workshop for anyone who wants to consciously experience more love in their life, regardless of their life circumstances.”

– Jack Resels

“I heard about Gay 3 years back through his book FIVE WISHES, I travelled from India to attend this workshop, as a personal coach I left the workshop, empowered, inspired and Happy Gay and Kathyln guide from their heart and the personal dynamics they share is joyous.”

– Sunita Singad

“Participating in the Essentials and the Conscious Loving Program was a deep, invigorating and fun process of discovery. Throughout the program I was challenged to discover in myself what was real and what was not and learn fundamental skills of shifting from my story to my essence.”

– Harry Poliak

“Gay and Katie are the real deal. They walk the talk and are fascinating to see in action. I love the experiential learning opportunities. It is so rewarding and refreshing to be in a space of authenticity and transparency.”

– Shanti Butcher

“A colleague and I were recently at a conference for leadership coaches on the East coast and were seen amongst our peers as having a lot of understanding and tools that they were unaware of. Everyone kept asking where we had studied and your names were circulating around the room. They were so impressed with our awareness of how to support transformation that the whole group asked us to come back and teach them an advanced course.

I have always known that the downloads that I received from you were very valuable. And the more I move around in the world, the more grateful I am to have been able to learn directly from you. Based on my experience now, I believe that I attended the finest coaching program this country has to offer. I am sure you are aware of the high quality of what you are offering and I want to remind you of what a treasure it is.”

– Diana Chapman
Advisor to Exceptional Leaders

Oct
11
Fri
2019
Evolutionary Playground: New Paths to Change for Uncertain Times, Santa Cruz, CA @ Subud Center
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm

Are you willing to let go of trying to fit into an existing model that keeps generating struggle?

Does the concept of “playing through” rather than “working through” quicken your curiosity?

Are you ready to move into resonance and ease as your ground of being?

Would you be willing to live your life fully expressed–to let the universe play the instrument of you fully and with delight?

Are you willing to end your addiction to adrenaline and fear?

For years our introductory seminar Essentials focused on the skills to shift easily with body intelligence tools. We’re now exploring the possibility of living primarily in an evolutionary cycle of presencing, connecting and playing through collaboration and harmony. Yes, it’s possible to live free of blame and criticism, even inside your own head. Evolutionary Playground will focus on co-creation and resonance to expand solutions and new ways of living in this time of accelerated change.

The future is improvisation, and the future is here NOW. Humans are grappling with knowing too much about things over which we have little to no control (millions of bits and bytes), and knowing less and less about that which we DO have control, our bodies, experiences and choices. Welcoming rests in the heart of improvisation—saying yes to what is happening, what you are feeling, what you notice. When you welcome and include, you create a context where everything is fuel for aliveness and where each moment arises from turning toward, accepting, choosing and taking actions from your essence. You welcome others whose essence likes to dance with yours, and your co-created dance inspires others around you to join your personal evolutionary movement.

In Evolutionary Playground, you’ll get out of the head-centric orientation that has skewed reality for several millennia, and into your whole-body creativity, where you can make your dreams real in your life. You’ll learn to use simple, powerful skills, backed by scientific research, that take you from “working on” your life to consciously creating your life. EP is partly an adult playground where flow replaces struggle, and partly an unfolding of the new paradigm of body intelligence and co-creation. Evolutionary Playground opens up a new path through deep, experiential learning and discovery. You author your own map to create true love for yourself and others that you embody in your moment-to-moment choices.

Access to Essentials Online will be included for all who enroll in Evolutionary Playground. Essentials Online is a complete seminar, including workbook and over twenty videos, guiding you through the foundational practices that Katie has been teaching for a couple of decades. 

Katie Hendricks and Nancy Voogd Talk About Evolutionary Playground

Evolutionary Playground includes:

  • Introduction to The Evolutionary Cycle of presence, connect, play
  • Favoring the opening rather than banging on the closed door of the past and familiar patterns
  • Creating and collaborating with ease
  • Letting go of opposition and resistance and letting the universe move through you—creating you own magic
  • Harnessing the power of authenticity to find and sound your unique tuning fork and experience as a unique and evolving work of art
  • Creating flexibility and range of focus with attention and awareness: for example, easily being aware of your inner experience while able to giving full attention to a person and tracking the energy flow of a group
  • Access to Essentials Online will be included at no extra cost for all who enroll in Evolutionary Playground

Kathlyn facilitates this training with the assistance of our advanced students from our Leadership and Transformation Training program. Our facilitators support your learning by exploring with you upon request and encouraging a deeper group experience of whole-body, whole-brain learning.

Evolutionary Playground is a prerequisite course for our other Trainings.


Early Bird Rate: 
$595 per individual, on or before September 12, 2019

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Nov
1
Fri
2019
The Play Imperative @ Healing In America, Ojai, CA
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm

Are you having fun yet?

That’s a question we ask partners stuck in conflict or colleagues mired in operational drudgery. For a long time most people would snap back:

“This is a SERIOUS issue—what could you possibly mean by fun—this ISN”T fun?!”

Well, we now know that new solutions arise from play, from the ability to shift perspectives and rules and turn things upsidedown with curiosity. Do you know how to play? Do you value play? I didn’t.

If your past was anything like mine, play was definitely not on the menu. I was a very serious child. I was convinced I was grownup by the time I was 9 and had plans to change the world (through my persistence and pursed-lips control) before I entered high school. I could see looking around at what the grownups were up to that life was hard work, not so fun, and full of rules and things to get done the right way. Play, fun and goofing off didn’t happen so much around our house so I didn’t really know that was a possibility until well into my adult life. I feel as though I’ve continued to get younger, more playful and more fun as I’ve aged, liberating my playful child while continuing to operate effectively in Adult World. I’m convinced that genuine play is our birthright and the source of creativity, collaboration and conscious evolution.

In this seminar we’ll be enhancing wholeness by diving into the world of vibration, resonance, tossing and other play building blocks. We recognize that each of us is a whole being, connected and co-creating all the time. Rather than the getting over and getting better strategies many of us got pickled in, we’re focused on getting more expanded and collaborative through the lens of play. We’ll be discovering how to bring a heart-felt intention in from space and then minding it, caring for it all the way through to full expression while having a great time.

Why don’t grownups play more? Consider the possibility that we’re simply afraid of the free-flowing energy that moves us when we create for the sake of creating. Energy rises and we don’t know what to do with it, so we mess up our agreements, hide our feelings and stop playing. When you presence yourself in your real experience and learn to shift from fear to flow, you are available to en-joy, to experience your body, daily life and interactions with others as a source of ongoing bliss and occasions to play.

In this new advanced workshop we’ll be creating experiments and processes to befriend fear, especially about sexual feelings and creativity. We’ll be weaning our nervous systems from the adrenaline addiction of drama and stepping into full-contact presence and the radical play that results. We’ll be untangling our feelings from under the pile of societal rubbish heaped on our bodies and sexuality for centuries. When you know in your cells that you are totally lovable, you start seeing others as unique and lovable and place your attention on creating rather than further entangling yourself in the hero, villain and victim roles of the drama triangle. Through Fear Melters and other activities, you’ll journey through your fear cave out into the light of your essence-love and essence-expression so you’ll be able to continue evolving your play repertoire when you go back home.

With presence and play, we can move from fear to flow easily and unwind the mythologies that block the moment-to-moment joy of being in a unique body among other lively and emergent bodies dancing on the Big Body that fuels all our creative juiciness.

About the Advanced Courses

We can shift how we organize our days, our relationships and our world. It is possible to get our fuel from deep connection rather than conflict and drama, to generate solutions rather than recycling dead end structures and ways of thinking that we exhausted several centuries ago. You can join us in generating a world where people presence easily, connect deeply inside and with others, and enjoy the magic of play replacing work. Each of our advanced courses deepens the experience that Evolutionary Playground begins, so that you can live in a generative cycle that renews you while contributing to your world and the world we are regenerating.

November 1-3, 2019

SEMINAR COST:

  • Tuition: $695 per person
  • Early Bird Rate: $595 per individual on or before October 3, 2019.
  • Seminar Prerequisites: Completion of Evolutionary Playground or…. 
  • Our product, Essentials Online, is available as an option for you to meet the prerequisite if you haven’t taken Evolutionary Playground or previously attended the Essentials 3-Day Seminar. Cost: Tuition + $97.00
  • Cancellation Policy – 90% refund less $97 for Essentials Online (10% withheld as a cancelation fee).
  • Transfer Policy – 10% transfer fee will be assessed and depending upon which future training you choose, the Early Bird discount may be forfeited, requiring additional monies to meet the full tuition amount for that training.
  • If you have any questions, please contact our Enrollment Consultant, Nancy Stubbs, at 1-800-688-0772, Ext. 1 (Pacific Time); nancy@hendricks.com

What People Are Saying About The Play Imperative

I experienced the Play Imperative as Life transforming. Adding to the tools I have already been using, the deepening of my awareness and understandings around how my whole being thrives on playfulness led me to expand into new play territory that includes being even more curious about my own and others’ experiences. I especially appreciated the rich and deep sharing I experienced with the group. – Mari H, BA, MATL

Dec
12
Fri
2025
Essentials Online – A Self-Paced Online Seminar Available for Use at Home
Dec 12 @ 11:25 pm

Essentials Online gives you the advantage of online accessibility, learning, viewing and integrating at your own pace, and reviewing key videos of most value to you. Katie spent months consolidating the key processes from the three-day seminar so you can dive right into the activities that will make a difference in your well being, your close relationships, and your work.

The workbook pdf contains the purpose of each activity, any handouts that accompany the particular video, and applications for the process you’ve just experienced. Whether you are an individual passionate about lifelong discovery, a coach, counselor or organizational leader, Essentials Online will give you more tools to expand your effectiveness and joy in living and your work with others.

The purchase of (and hopefully, the full experience of) access to the videos fulfills the requirement for the advanced courses. Essentials Online meets the prerequisite for our advanced courses but does NOT fulfill the prerequisite for the 5-day trainings we offer twice a year to become a Big Leap Coach using our approach. We highly recommend you attend the Evolutionary Playground that Katie teaches just prior to the 5-day, as discovering together with other consciousness enthusiasts is the best way to prepare for the deep dive of our 5-day Advanced Trainings.

List of videos included in Essentials Online (for a total of 215 minutes of high-powered experiential learning):

  • Introduction To Essentials
  • Fear Melters
  • The Power Of Commitment
  • Components Of The Yes Breath
  • Combining Yes Breath With Movements
  • Gay’s Breathing
  • Shifts and Drifts
  • Drama Triangle
  • The Persona Interview
  • Locate Your Persona In Its Tribe Activity
  • Exploring The Drama Triangle With Openness To Discovery
  • Exploring Personas
  • Creative Joint Play
  • Introduction To Befriending Your Feelings
  • Befriending Your Feelings
  • The Wizards Of Ahhs
  • Learning To Speak From Discovery
  • Blame Talk Vs. Conscious Heart Talk
  • Blame Eliminator
  • Moving Into Response-ability
  • Essence Pace And Essence Interview
  • Genius Spiral

Here is a sample of one of the videos, The Power of Commitment:

Here are the first few pages of the workbook, which is designed to support your optimum at-home learning experience:
Click here for the workbook sample

What People Are Saying About Essentials Online

I feel breathlessly excited at the possibility of you having these materials in your hands and in your life. Katie Hendricks is a living master and a profoundly gifted teacher. What you learn from her will transform your life in unimaginable ways. Let yourself relax into these powerful concepts, taking your time to watch and re-watch the videos and study, practice, and play with the written materials. As I’ve said many times, the work of Katie and Gay Hendricks has changed every moment of every day of my life. As you commit to this path of conscious living and loving, you–and those around you–will benefit in rich and truly unknowable ways.
Julia B. Colwell, Ph.D., psychologist, author of “The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship” and “The Relationship Ride: A Usable, Unusual, Transformative Guide.”

I just spent a day going through the videos and manual of your Essentials Online. It is terrific! It’s a concentrated version of many trainings with gaps edited out. So I could review the best stuff easily. I was entertained by watching you, Kathlyn, and watching everyone else we knew from the last few years of trainings. And where audio might be difficult to understand there are captions so everything is clear. This is a BIG help to me in planning my own courses. The big flow chart, the way you set up participants for the day–it’s all there organized for us. There you are holding our hand as we go forward. I feel confident.
Many thanks, Kathlyn. Recommended to all!
Janet Parks, Resolve Struggle Consultant