Category Archive for: Training

Working With The Earth Element

EARTH: Our Fertile Ground During Sacred Warrior retreats and courses, I like to organize teachings in relationship to the elements— earth, water, fire, air, and ether. This approach helps us to connect our bodies with the body of the earth and understand elemental teachings that run through martial arts (particularly taoist practice), herbalism and holistic…

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The Mind Body Connection

How Boxing and Meditation Feed Each Other by Sophie Browner “In truth, there is enormous space in which to live our everyday lives.” –Pema Chodron I never anticipated that the beginning of my journey as an athlete would also mark the beginning of my own spiritual practice. Four years ago, I began to learn the basic…

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Sacred Warrior Boxing Narrative: Simplicity

Simplicity by Steph Harris How close we live with dichotomy. She’s a close friend, someone I always turn around and see at the darkest and lightest of times. She’s lurking and jumping, happy go lucky, and sometimes, it seems, without purpose. As I’ve grown older, dichotomy has grown closer to me, and now, I’m not so…

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Sacred Warrior Boxing Narrative 3: Intention

Uncovering Intention By Steph Harris   I was very close to moving to the west coast this past December. Very very close. And in the new year, as the awareness that NYC is where I’m staying settled, I myself, and close mentors began asking the question, “What’s your intention?” And I didn’t know. Now, almost…

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Sacred Warrior Boxing Narrative 2, By Steph Harris

On fire and power   It’s a beautiful spring day for the third Warriors Path Training with Vanessa. Drinking Dandelion to invoke the element of fire in our guts, we had a chance to meditate and do a free write.   “I let the fire inside breathe for me. I have no say in the…

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Sacred Warrior Boxing Narrative

Part One: The journey to Follow Through by Steph Harris, Sacred Warrior Boxing student   Point A Coming from a lifetime of athletics, I think my well-being really suffered after I lost touch with that aspect of my life. 25 now, in NYC, I hadn’t really been engaged in a serious athletic endeavor in 3…

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Sacred Warrior Launch!

When we are able to communicate and listen more deeply, our experience of life transforms. To listen to our bodies means being willing to hear what may have been pushed deep inside. We can come into a more powerful and vibrant state if we are willing to listen and let go of what no longer…

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