Friday, April 3, 2015

Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment Basic I Six Week Course

The Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment Basic I Six Week Course is a unique women’s self-defense & empowerment program that views the mind, body, emotions and spirit as equally important components to develop for personal growth and physical safety. 

Most of us were never taught how to use our bodies effectively to protect ourselves and/or our loved ones. Many of us think that due to our age, physical limitations or fitness level we can't learn to defend ourselves, but nothing is further from the truth. Regardless of our perceived limitations each one of us has the ability to learn how to be more physically self-reliant, effective and confident. There is an important paradigm shift in consciousness that happens when we realize that we are more powerful, resourceful and resilient than we thought. 

Our program's goal is to help each participant find a deeper level of authenticity, a better understanding of her true power and the genuine confidence that can only come through self-actualization. 

Integration is key. 
What sets this program apart from other "women's self-defense programs" is that we believe that to create lasting and applicable change we must address the whole of the person: mind, emotions, and spirit, not just the body. What sets this program apart from other "women's empowerment programs" is that we bring connection and practical application to the physical element of personal power. 

This Six Week Course addresses the body through learning simple/effective self-defense techniques, sensory and proprioception exercises, as well as some light Pilates and stretches. The mind and emotions are addressed through lecture points, campfire talk, workbook exercises and journal work. The spirit is addressed by the individual, in her own unique way, throughout the course. 

This course is open to women 18 years and older. Younger students may participate only in conjunction with a female parent or guardian over the age of 18 years.  The program accommodates for any fitness level or physical limitation(s). 
El Show de Mabel Katz - El Poder del Femenino con Aurora Ferre
Interview on Spanish television of Aurora Ferrer on the Mabel Katz Show talking about the power of the feminine and how women can use martial arts to further develop self-confidence and independence. Si se puede! Yes we can! 

Course Outline Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment Basic I  
"Who am I and Who do I see?"

4/20/15 - 7:00-8:30PM
Week One: Uncovering our subconscious drives and embracing our underlying personality traits. 
          -Review Course Syllabus, "Campfire" Group & Homework
          -Week One Exercise: Myers Briggs Type Personality Test

 4/27/15  - 7-8:30PM    
Week Two: Love and gratitude are the answers, no matter the question; focusing on the positive.
          -Review: Myers Briggs Type Personality Test
          -Week Two Exercise: "Daily Love Test" by Leo Buscaglia

5/4/15  - 7-8:30PM
Week Three: Embracing our cracks; finding strength in our flaws.
          -Review: "Daily Love Test" by Leo Buscaglia
          -Week Three Exercise: "The Cracked Pot" 

5/11/15  - 7-8:30PM
Week Four: Awakening deeper authenticity; learning to let our light shine.
          -Review: "The Cracked Pot"
          -Week Four Exercise: "Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson

 5/18/15  - 7-8:30PM     
Week Five: Taking control of our personal stories; being the authors of our lives.
          -Review "Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson
          -Week Five Exercise: "Write Your Own Life" by Chicken Soup for the Soul 

5/25/15 (Closed in honor of Memorial Day. Thank you to the men and women that paid the ultimate
              price in service of our country, and to their families.)

6/1/15  7-9PM
Week Six: Putting what we've learned into practice; honoring the power of the feminine. 
          -Review "Write Your Own Life" by Chicken Soup for the Soul 
          -Week Six Exercise: "Action Plan" by Aurora Ferrer
          -Graduation Tea, Board Break (optional) and Completion Certificates 

Course Materials: Provided on first day of classes. 

Class Take-Home Materials:
  ~ Empowerment Basic 1 Workbook
  ~ Basic Self-Defense Techniques and Skills
  ~ Home Workout & Practice
  ~ 6 Week Home Campfire Exercises
  ~ Lecture Points & Notes
  ~ Empowering Quotes
  ~ Empowerment Journal
  ~ Wood Board

In-Class Materials:
  ~ Kicking Shields
  ~ Hand Boxing Mitts
  ~ Focus Paddles

What to bring: Water, yoga mat and a positive can do attitude.

What to wear: Please wear comfortable clothing that doesn't constrict movement.

Space is extremely limited so pre-registration is a must to ensure your place in this course. 
Pre-register by emailing or join our Facebook Event and state you are attending

Paid in full - one payment of $136.00 
(Payment must be received prior to or on first class meeting)

Paid per class - weekly payment of $25.00 total of $150.00
(Only valid with commitment to complete the 6 week course. Continuity is essential for the optimum class experience, for yourself and for the other students.)

We have no make-up classes or refunds for missed days but if you are unable to attend a class you can keep current through completing the course materials for that class at home.

Material Fee  - $10.00 - (Material Fee waived for returning students)

Kadan Martial Arts Studio
11741 Valley View, Suite G
Cypress, CA 90630
(one mile from the 22 FWY & 405 FWY Exit)

Thank you for honoring the feminine and thank you for visiting. Wishing you peace.

You can find more information about Aurora Ferrer and Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment at:

About Aurora Ferrer:
Website: Women's Empowerment:
Facebook Page: Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment:
Website: Kadan Martial Arts and Development Center:
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