Welcome to a magical portal … your very Soul!
This is a sacred journey for those who are passionate about working at the level of Soul, and want to make a difference through the magic of painting
Art of Allowing Certification Training Program
February 7 – May 8, 2020
CALLING THE WISE WOMAN WHO IS GATHERING HER MEDICINE BAG…
- Are you passionate about the power and healing of creativity?
- Do you light up with the prospect of midwifing others to connect with Soul through art?
- Are you excited to be part of the Feminine Rising in our world, and make a difference?
- Do you love the idea of generating financial flow doing what you love?
- Would you benefit by the support and structure of a safe circle committed to feminine leadership?
- Are you ready to embrace your unique Soul Medicine and bring it forward for real?
“A circle of women may just be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, dive in. Hold on. Love it up. Get Naked. Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love gentle. You will be changed. The very fabric of your being will be altered by this, if you allow it. Please, please allow it.”
~ Jeanette LeBlanc
Sara Steffey, Art of Allowing Facilitator facilitating a women’s circle
The Facilitator Training is a robust offering that will prepare you to work with individuals and groups, and includes the following core Modules:
- Feminine Leadership distinctions; What is ‘Teaching vs Facilitating’?
- Creating Sacred Context and Safety for your students, Allowing them to go deep in their work
- Holding Space – Exploring this key skill through Experiential Learning
- Art as a Mirror of the Soul
- Working with energy: ‘The Circle Is the Teacher“
- Painting Techniques: Mastering the basics of painting the feminine face AND how to infuse emotional strength in your work
- Creative ‘Stretch’ exercises and inquiries
- Embodying the disposition of “Allowing” and Deep Listening
- Working with the Critic within yourself and with your students
- Conducting a ‘screening interview’ with potential students for maximum success
- The Art of Business; Feminine Marketing, Finding Your OWN Voice, Overcoming fear and becoming Visible, building your community, Basic Website development and Facebook Art Page
- Radical Self Care Practice
Is your heart saying YES?
Prerequisite: “Art of Allowing Divine Feminine” Course. If you haven’t taken this course, you may still apply for the Facilitator Training – to be completed by December 30, 2019.
What are the CERTIFICATION Course requirements?
- Attend online Training sessions twice a month via video Zoom conferencing (all time zones will be accommodated)
- Weekly, engaged participation in our private Facebook Sanctuary
- A minimum of 6 paintings created during your Facilitator journey
- Completion of writing and painting assignments each month
- Ability to devote approximately 3 hours per week
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate 2 practice painting sessions with face to face students
- Completion of a basic website featuring a Gallery page and Facilitator Class Offerings
On location in Italy, facilitating our Art of Allowing Tuscany Retreat
How is the Training delivered?
The Training takes place online. You will have access to all training materials through a protected site on the Art of Allowing Academy website. These include a combination of recorded painting videos and written pdf’s for you to download. Each month, new Modules are introduced. Our interaction takes place in an active, private Facebook Sanctuary. Every 2-3 weeks we’ll meet live via Video Conferencing (the schedule will be determined before the training begins and accommodate all time zones), and sessions will be recorded if you need to miss one.
What are the dates of the Training?
The Training will take place February 7 – May 8, 2020
Upon completion of your Certification training requirements, you will
- Receive our beautiful Logo for your website as an “Art of Allowing Certified Facilitator”
- Be qualified to facilitate others through a guided soul journey to create powerful, meaningful paintings. Choose to work via private sessions, small groups of 4-6, or large groups
- Be featured on the ART OF ALLOWING ACADEMY website’s Referral TEAM List
- Become eligible to Co-Facilitate with Flora in an AoA online course (on a case by case basis)
- Enjoy on-going support in our Facilitator Council sanctuary for graduates
One of the key principles of a woman’s circle is our collective wisdom, which exponentially empowers and elevates each woman’s gifts…AND as part of the new feminine paradigm, we no longer support the model of the ‘lone wolf’. We belong to one another and are in this together.
A beautiful sharing from Ree Altavilla, Lead Facilitator
and Michal Shimoni, Lead Facilitator
I’m IN! What are the next steps?
Is your heart excited by this opportunity? Are you feeling a little shaky by the possibilities? Perfect! Let’s go!
- Enter your email below to receive full details of Tuition and payment plans, along with the APPLICATION Questionnaire
- Round 2 of Interviews opens November 4, 2019, and space is limited. We are half full at this point. I will contact you within 48 hours of receiving your application to arrange a 1 hour video conference interview. If it is clear to both of us that this is a good fit, you will be invited to become part of the 2020 Team of Facilitators. Sign up today!
Listen to what some of our graduates of the Training are saying…
“When I signed up for the 2019 Art of Allowing Facilitator Training it was a huge leap of faith, led entirely by a part of me that just knew that’s what I had to do. I’d only been painting for a few short years and my mind was convinced I wasn’t ready but my heart and soul clearly know otherwise! The course has far, far exceeded my expectations and I’m feeling like a flower that has blossomed in the sunlight. I knew I loved Flora’s other courses and how she teaches, but my respect for her and her sacred work has grown so much. She is so gifted as a teacher, so open-hearted as a woman, so generous as a sister and so talented as an artist.
I’m now a qualified facilitator and have begun to run my own workshops and feel as if a part of me that was lost has come home. I was already comfortable holding space and teaching in my capacity as an astrologer but to dare to do that in the painting arena seemed like madness. Yet here I am and I’m loving it.And another beautiful bonus is that I now have a group of beautiful soul sisters around the world.” ~ Babula Clement, Astrologer, Australia
“Finding and connecting with Flora was a divinely guided synchronicity and an answer to a long held prayer. Her ability to gather like-hearted women, and create a safe, nurturing and authentic space to bloom is one of her greatest strengths. In addition, she is truly an amazing artist who is able to clearly share and teach basic and advanced painting techniques effortlessly. Applying for the Art of Allowing Facilitator Training has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. This program has changed me and my life from the inside out. I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity she provided in allowing me to discover my truest calling; the calling of my heart.” – Michele LeBlanc-Piche, Artisan, USA
“This has truly been the best training I have ever participated in. Flora is highly skilled at holding circle, and so each facilitator learns these skills by providing and receiving amazing support along the way with each other. The painting component of the course is beautifully and gently integrated with deep soul-work, so that the body of artwork completed throughout the training reflects the inner journey and guidance of the Divine Feminine. I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to be mentored by Flora, and to have made deep and lasting friendships with the other women in the training. I wholeheartedly recommend the Art of Allowing Facilitator Training!” – Wendy Hartley, Reiki Artist, Australia
“This training is so much more than learning how to paint in this manner, and then bringing it to the world. The circle that Flora holds is the most loving, empowering, and authentic space I’ve ever been in. I truly did not know that a space with other women could be like this….totally free from judgement and a space held for you, wherever you are at the moment. The growth that has taken place within me is more than I could have ever imagined, and for that I am forever grateful. If you are sitting on the fence about taking it, I would tell anyone to take the leap. It’s been the best investment in me that I’ve ever taken on, and I am now blessed to have lifelong sisters and friends who have been on this journey with me. Thank you Flora for an amazing experience!” ~ Julie Houser, Massage Therapist, USA
“I thought I was coming to the Facilitator Training as a doorway into painting and feminine leadership. It did indeed offer me those doors, and much more… because on the other side is such depth, discovering that these portals are bottomless encounters with divine Feminine and Soul. I’ve taken tremendous strides in opening my creative process and learning about what it is to hold space for others to do the same… these are the practical-level gifts, and even they are Portals which offer a way, a path of discovering all that is sacred and wild within.
Perhaps the biggest blessing of all, the part that holds and grounds and opens me to receiving these gifts, is the sisterhood circle we share. I am blown away by the strength of connection I feel with these women, my tribe, with us spread all around the planet but connected by our shared experiences, unconditional love and wise reflections. Sisters know how to sister each other across any distance. And I’m grateful that through this program, I found a community that is growing me and growing with me in all the places I want to go.” ~Danielle Mayuri, Former Treesisters CEO, Canada
I took Flora’s first online Art of Allowing basic course. It changed my life forever! Learning how to paint and express and “Allow” the Mystery to unfold upon the canvas was a revolutionary and unexpectedly therapeutic way to paint, express and create. I immersed myself in each of Flora’s classes, and jumped at the opportunity to participate in the first Facilitator Training. The Training was phenomenal. Flora is incredibly gifted in creating and holding a Sacred Space in which each woman is free to explore her creativity, art and leadership in ways that are most authentic for her, and each woman is also strongly supported in stepping past her edges, and reaching into new, exciting — maybe even scary– territory as an Artist. The skills we learned as artists, teachers, facilitators, and regarding how to develop and run our businesses, were priceless. And the continued education and support is more than I’ve ever received in any training or community. I honestly don’t know how Flora does it, and with such pure love, generosity, grace, patience and fun. I have now had three solo art shows, been invited to several community exhibits, donated several pieces to charitable causes, guided a dozen or so women through the Art of Allowing basic course, am hosting my own painting retreats, and have co-taught an online class with Flora and several other Facilitator graduates with over 100 participants. After a lifetime of being an artist in the closet, I am now fully embracing my identity as an artist– showing, teaching and selling art! ~ Arielle Akasha Star, USA
“The Art of Allowing, soul art training has enriched my life by feeling the extraordinary heart connection to the feminine wisdom that we share. When in training, I felt encouraged to go deeper into the unknown with my art and trust the process. Flora and the facilitator group were supportive, and a mirror to our collective journey as women. Being a facilitator, I offer my gifts to women to explore their creative expression, as I hold space for them to stay curious about their paintings. There is something sacred about being seen and heard. Just as I have experienced in my training, I too encourage women to let go and welcome the mystery to unfold.” ~ Lorraine Bordiuk, Founder Hue-man Nature
“I think I have taken just about every course Flora has offered. I love her accessibility and the strength and wisdom she shares. Flora is truly present to ask the questions and to inquire into the deeper places in our Creative process. Each class is unique but founded on her devotion to authenticity and, for me, a new way to engage WITH a painting. Watching her paint is inspiring and she models the expectations she gives to her students. Mostly I feel she is a devotee of the divine beauty of the feminine in life and with paint.” ~ Sara Steffey McQueen, USA
“I responded to a call from my Heart and Spirit to commence the Facilitator Training Course in 2016 with Flora Aube and her Art of Allowing. I had very little painting experience and all my fears around expectations and being good enough surfaced, but what held strong was the absolute knowing in my heart that I needed to do this training. Something was calling Me and I soon discovered it was my Heart and Soul remembering HER! I have learnt to surrender, trust and allow this amazing Training to flow through Me. My reward for my bravery is that I sit so much more deeply within myself, my heart is singing, and I am held lovingly and supportingly by a Sisterhood spread across our beautiful planet. Words cannot fully capture the love I feel for Flora and her commitment to guide and encourage Me to SHINE my creativity brightly for other Sisters to be inspired. This training is allowing Me to honor, respect, value and love ALL aspects of Me on a profoundly deep level…. it is the language of my Heart and Soul.” ~ Joanne Mee, Energy Healer, Australia
“For me, the facilitators course was an amazing journey. I had to step out of my comfort zone of my native language and as I hardly had any experience in painting it felt like a big step. I don’t regret one single moment. It deepened my own work on a different level. I was in constant touch with the canvas and I learned even more about myself in a totally different way. Thanks to the enthusiastic support of my group sisters and Flora, who always inspired me to go deeper, this has been life changing for me. It made me feel more free, helped me to dance with life even more.” ~ Karina Stelloo, Close2Nature Founder, Netherlands
“This Facilitator Training has broken me open to new ways of being in and of the world. I walk in my path with more confidence and clarity of my vocation and how my gifts will serve the Anima Mundi (Soul of the World). The honor of witnessing and supporting other women Seekers in Circle feels like ancient medicine brought in to modern times, with modern technology. Even though 100% online, I feel closer to these women than anyone else in my life…I am so grateful to have said ‘yes’ to the call. Flora weaves a web of feminine sacredness, and with her passion and skill to mentor and guide women’s circles, leads everyone collectively and individually to uncover the treasures hidden in the shadows. I highly recommend this journey for any woman who is hearing the call to dive deeply in an effort to discern Her gifts and be of service. “ ~ Lori Grasberger, USA