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How To Become a Worldclass Embodied Speaker

practices Jun 25, 2019

What does it take to become an embodied speaker?  In the entertaining video below, Christian tells us about his personal journey toward embodied speaking and how his courage and commitment paid off in a big way.  



Christian’s story illustrates the vital elements of becoming an embodied speaker: courage, commitment, and PRACTICE.

In this next case study, we journey with Melanie as she meets her worst fear — an unresponsive audience — then takes her own journey, one tweak at a time, toward the key ingredients for her own embodied, powerful communication.



Key Take-Aways:

  • Coaching from Christian helped Melanie access her personal presence and worth through her posture, and she was given the assignment to regularly practice Radiating, Receiving, and Feeling Her Value.

  • Christian reminds us that we don’t need to DO anything to be worthy, we only need to DECIDE to be in our fullness, unapologetic for...
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Why Anger is Essential For Your Happiness

practices Jun 18, 2019

Anger is a controversial emotion that many people say is unhealthy, negative or harmful. In Heart IQ™, we believe that anger is not only extremely healthy when channeled through the heart, but is, in fact, essential for your happiness!

How can this be?

First, we need to dissect the commonly held myth in the personal development world that negative emotions exists. What many call “negative” is really just a judgment of an energy that is either misunderstood or channeled in an unhealthy way. For example, the energy of anger when expressed through a closed heart (meaning that it is not connected to your value and goodness) can be hurtful, poisonous, and damaging to all concerned. It can cause you to lash out and become passive aggressive or manipulative.

Therefore, if anger (or any emotion) is creating undesirable feelings, behaviours, and results in your life, it’s a clear message that there is a part of you in judgment and in conflict with yourself, and thus...

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How To Feel Safe So You Can Live Your Full Potential

practices Jun 09, 2019

In order to heal, you need to feel.

In order to feel, you need to feel safe.

Safety in your nervous system allows all that wants to be felt to come to the surface. If you don't feel safe, you risk burying and repressing your trauma which can manifest as depression, stress and disease. 

But don't confuse feeling safe with being comfortable. Safety allows you the capacity to meet life, your fears and insecurities head on and be able to digest them, resulting in a life of freedom, ease and grace.

Safety is created in the nervous system when the environment allows for rest, moving away from vigilance and fight and flight, to a relaxed para-sympathetic state. However, it’s important to understand this one distinction about safety: your perception is the most important factor that determines how safe you feel, more than the influence of your environment or the outer world. This is great news! Since you can learn how to have more choice in your perception,...

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How to Feel More Connected in a Fast Paced World

practices Jun 05, 2019

We all have parts that are craving to be felt but are covered by the hyper-stimulation of today’s fast paced society. In Heart iQ we know you have to “feel it to heal it” and that starts by coming into relationship with your body, letting it take the lead.

The Slow Motion Movement Practice connects you to your heart, your body, and an exquisite sense of self intimacy and joy. The more slowly you move, the more deeply you connect.

How do you do it?

  1. Go to a quiet place where you’ll be undisturbed.
  2. Start in a comfortable position — e.g. sitting, standing, on all fours, lying down.
  3.  Allow your body to relax and gently focus on your breath. Eyes can be opened or closed.
  4. When your body feels like it wants to move, let it happen, but very, very slowly.
  5. Move based upon your body’s longing rather than your mind’s will. No thinking “now I’ll move this part or that part.” Instead, become the witness to your body’s...
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NOW OPEN: Thrive! Weekends at New Eden in 2019

news May 22, 2019

For months now I've been contemplating how to bring our community and tribe into deeper connection as we heal and awaken together.

Here's what we've come up with...

We want to invite you to continue (or start) your journey at New Eden by coming to visit us for a weekend at an upcoming Thrive! Mini-Retreat (Friday night to Sunday afternoon).

This is an opportunity to heal and awaken with other like minded, heart intelligent souls and to drop deep, get nourished, nurture friendships, learn new skills and practice surrendering to the deeper essence that is you, together in connection with others who can really feel you.

Rather than create a one-off workshop that risks leaving you with no support or integration, we've scheduled SEVEN of these weekends this year so you can choose to come multiple times on dates that work for you. Of course, you don't have to come back again and again, but now you know you CAN, if you want to.

As a way to celebrate the...

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An Update For Those Who Have Been in a Heart iQ Circle

news May 21, 2019

Dear Heart iQ Circlers!

This is an update for you about my unique flavour of circle work. As someone who has experienced circle with me, I would like to share what's alive and upcoming in my world in 2019.

If you would like to experience an upgraded circle experience with me, here are the opportunities for 2019:


Embodied Man Retreat: August 12-19

Accelerated Awakening Retreat: Oct. 7-11

This is for new people and experienced circlers alike and has a larger group of around 40.

Questions? Please reach out to Mindela at [email protected]

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The Incredible Upgrade Men Receive at New Eden

Uncategorized May 01, 2019

A sacred combination of men's work, nourishment & brotherhood makes the Embodied Man Retreat at New Eden something very special.

Witness some of the stories of these men in this short documentary.

Learn More about the next men's retreat at New Eden:

We've also got a private Facebook group for men on the path of becoming a healthy, integrated man, free from the toxicity that occurs when there's a lack of balance between his masculine and feminine energy.

Check out the free Facebook group here:

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Final Month of The Awakened Living Project

news Feb 25, 2019

After a week of healing and detoxification, we now have twenty-five men arriving for The Embodied Man Week in which we will be doing ‘all things men’ this for the coming six days.

 Just like the past five weeks of The Awakened Living Project, each of these weeks will be a profoundly insightful and transformational experience in its own unique way.


Much Love and Gratitude, 

The team at New Eden 

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Relate From Depth and Realness | Upcoming Relationships & Sexuality Retreat

upcoming events Feb 11, 2019

In Heart iQ, we get to heal the traumas that emerge in intimate connection, which, if left unattended, create dissonance, disconnection and ultimately break up.

We do this together, in connection with others.

All trauma was created in relationship and relationship will be needed for your healing. We need to do this together.

In this training, we will meet and surrender to whatever arises in the moment as you connect with others, learning and becoming aware of all the ways you close your Heart and re-enact your childhood wounding in your intimacy today.

You'll also learn the needed communication skills to share with your beloved what is happening in your inner world, so you can navigate it together, with compassion.

The final piece to this training is the work we do to connect your sexuality with your Heart, creating a delightful combination of conscious, heart connected 'fuck' that will sustain your intimacy for years to come.

If you are in a relationship or...

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From Surviving to Thriving - A New Year’s Update for 2019

news Dec 31, 2018

Grab a cup of tea and join me for an update about what has been and where we’re going. In this post, I’ll tell you about:

  • How to Stay in Touch with Me
  • New Eden - Financially Strong & the Future Looks Bright
  • What New Eden is Doing Now - Come and Be a Part of It!
  • My Personal Update - New Ways of Working & Weaving Together the Old and the New

How to Stay in Touch with Me

First things first: If you would love to hear from me in 2019 and get updates about how everything is unfolding, you can sign up to my mailing list here:

You have been an important part of my journey and I’d love to have you join me on the next leg of this adventure!

New Eden - Financially Strong & the Future Looks Bright

Since purchasing our beloved New Eden retreat centre in early 2015, Sumir and I have been in a fight to keep this sacred place. We always knew the first few years were going to be tough and it’s taken...

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