Heart and Soul | Experiential Personal Growth for Adults of All Ages

Heart and Soul (AKA 'Wise Up!') is a four-month personal development program for adults (and emerging adults!) ages 18 and up, offering real-world tools for living a life that is connected, authentic and genuine, while simultaneously learning to navigate our complex world with more intention and ease. Heart and Soul is the adult compliment to our popular Rise Up! Youth Development Program: tools and clarity to reach in, rise up, and reach out!


We meet bi-monthly, Tuesday Nights, 6;30-8:30 pm, at the Amala Community Center (House).

2018 Dates

Feb 6 | Feb 20

March 6 | March 20

April 3 | April 17

May 1 | May 15 | May 29

We know life happens – and to build a safe group and a solid container for the process, we ask that you not miss more than 2 sessions. Please review your calendar carefully now, to ensure the dates align.

Registration for the 2018 Heart and Soul Program is closed, please check back for next year.
Registration Closed

For the 2018 Heart and Soul, our facilitator will be Aliya Rosenbloom.

Aliya has been a part of the Amala family for many years…she began working for Amala while completing her Masters in Social Work and never left! She has experience facilitating many of the Amala programs including Rise Up!, The Global Youth Peace Summit, and Camp Indigo, among others. She believes that in order for humans to explore themselves deeply and then cultivate tools to navigate life from that place, we all must have access to a space that is safe, contained, and nurturing. It is her deepest intention to help create that space for others whether in a circle, on a yoga mat, or even while collecting passport stamps.

Things she loves: being around little kids, riding her scooter, teaching yoga, dancing in the daytime, and her pun is always intended.
Things Aliya doesn’t particularly love: parallel parking, football (playing and/or watching), weak hugs, mustard, living a boring life.

Heart and Soul

An experiential process for building skills and finding clarity to live an empowered life.

Heart and Soul or “Wise Up!” is a four-month personal development program for adults (and new adults!) ages 18 and up, offering real-world inspiration for living authentically in today’s complex world. Heart and Soul is the adult compliment to our popular Rise Up Youth Development Program.

Ever feel like you are the only one in the room willing to talk about the hard stuff? Ever feel like you’re the only one talking about the complexities of navigating life in today’s world such as being authentic and genuine while being successful and powerful?

Being able to find and live true to our authentic selves – and connect with other inspired adults doing the same – is relatively rare. It takes work, dedication, and most of all a willingness to engage. From February to May, Heart and Soul will connect a diverse group of adults (18 and up) through bi-monthly, experiential sessions: kinesthetic activities, engaging interactive processes, expressive arts practices, movement, authentic relating, and sharing circles. In each session, we dive deep into a core value, embracing the learning that arises in our group and applying that learning to our daily lives. We will explore, we will move, we will engage, we will grow.

Core Values:
Courage | Integrity | Curiosity | Empathy | Gratitude Respect| Discipline

Heart and Soul provides a space to spark imagination, creativity, and personal commitment. Together, we’ll deepen communication, activate (or reactive!) real listening, develop a stronger sense of personal authenticity and awareness, think and problem solve collaboratively, and foster real connections with self and others. We’ll individually and collectively work towards cultivating a life that is driven by authenticity and intention

Registration for the 2018 Heart and Soul Program is open!

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