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Roam Your Soul’s Online Adventure Workshop is an 8-week e-course for women that want to explore their daily lives with new eyes, experience adventure, and roam their inner soul. We will guide you through opportunities to expand your comfort zone, discover new aspects of yourself, and connect to other adventurers.

For more information, visit the registration page. For more information about Roam Life and our Amazing Women series, click on the links!!

Registration opens September, 2012.

Roam Your Soul was an amazing experience for me. It was incredibly heartwarming to share such personal explorations with such sincere and insightful women. I was greatly encouraged to challenge myself and push my boundaries, and the rewards were immediately tangible. As a group, I felt that we all connected emotionally, expanded mentally, and grew spiritually. I am truly grateful for the experience, and I will definitely carry it with me forever on my journey. Thank you!! – Mariya

 

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ChristineJosh-9Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Current town: Lake Placid, NY
Favorite Vacation Spot: Copan Ruinas, Honduras
Passions in life: Traveling, Mountain biking, reading, spending quality time with friends/family

Christine has traveled the world in search of purpose and excitement. From the age of 15, she’s been taking solo trips to experience adventure, meet new people and understand the world around her. With a degree in Elementary Education, a Masters in School Building Leadership and several years as a project manager and executive assistant, Christine has a varied and eclectic toolbox of skills that has allowed her to develop a unique leadership approach.

After packing up her belongings in her Honda Civic moving from Seattle to New York in 2005, she started the largest and most successful book club in Westchester County that created a community of women and a fantastic environment for conversation, reflection and participation. With over 82 active members, 175 total members, and several community outreach programs within the book club, members found a place of long-term friendship in a place that can sometimes be difficult to find and make friends.

Christine has led several leadership workshops, developed and coordinated youth and adult conferences and is an over all amazing “planner.” She has a knack for bringing people together, speaking to your spirit and creating a clear and meaningful purpose in what she says.
Contact Information:
Christine
christine@roamlife.com
(914) 297-8446

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[reblogged from the Against the Grind website]

Roam Your Soul – Expanding Women’s Empowerment

January 2nd, 2012 Posted by . Published under Website Profiles. No Comments.

 It’s been great to expand our readership over the past few months of riding.  We always expected this to happen, but it’s been a vital part of how we keep energized about the project.  One of the best relationships we’ve formed along these lines is with Christine Perigen.  She’s founded Roam Your Soul, an Online Adventure Workshop for Women.

It’s a place for women who “want to explore their daily lives with new eyes, experience adventure and roam their inner soul of who they are.  The workshop will help [women] on an internal adventure that results in soul growth and learning about [oneself] through daily explorations, weekly reflections, and the relationships [they] build.”

We want to share this great project with you all because we’re working with Christine to form a challenge for Week 3 based on Against The Grind.  Since we have similar goals – to inspire women to take more risks and push themselves to face challenges head on – this was a great match up for us.  And we think it’s a great match up for you too!  (I know we have a lot of male readers, and sorry that you can’t join, but you probably have women in your lives who might be interested in the Roam Your Soul workshop.)

Sign up here– $20 for the 4-week workshop:

If you’d like to use a New Year’s Resolution to be a bit better at facing challenges in 2012!  (You’ll get to see some videos we haven’t released yet too!) While we’re working with Christine in Week 3 in January, the registration for January is closed, but your chance to participate in February is still here! The workshop will run from Feb 17 – March 18 and we’ll be Week 3 again!

Overall, we mostly just like sharing stories, in any form, of women doing great things to break down the barriers and challenges we face each day!

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SO, WHY ONLY WOMEN?

Women, over centuries, have been influential in positive and philanthropic change in our societies. We are the communicators, the peacekeepers, the adventurers, and the renegades. We are naturally drawn to social circles. We are talkative, inquisitive and analytical. We are amazingly good at multi-tasking. Women, in today’s world, have less and less opportunities to connect to other women. Given the opportunity, we can be a great support for one another and we desire and need the kind of friendship that is deep, meaningful, and full of purpose. This workshop is a special space for these friendships to be cultivated.

As women, our appearances are often dictated by social influence and fashion magazines. Our appearances and society’s perception of us may have changed over time but we, as women, all fundamentally maintain our same appreciation for beauty (as true beauty is), compassion, and making our world a loving and awesome place for us all to live. Enjoy the video below – it depicts women from different perspectives that have been expressed in art over time.

Women In Art from Philip Scott Johnson on Vimeo.

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Our Next Workshop: March 2015
Cost: $80.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Contact info: Christine@roamlife.com /+1 (914) 297-8446 or use our ‘contact us’ form to request more information.

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Roam Your Soul is a 4 week online workshop where you will be challenged to leave your daily routine and infuse each day with an adventure. Once per week a new adventure task will be posted that will connect to a reflection task as well.
This workshop is all about the participants and connecting to women in a safe, inspiring, and supportive way. Challenge yourself to grow. Take risks to try new things. Reflect on your experiences.
We are a community of women experiencing these activities at the same time, in different ways and will be connecting to each other to ask for advice, gain inspiration, build trust, create friendships, and have a few adventures!

OUR WORKSHOP GOALS FOR EACH ADVENTURE:

    1. Learn something new about yourself or reflect on who you are currently by completing an adventure activity by leaving your house and doing something physical.

    2. The task activity should be connected to something we can all learn about, become passionate about and requires us to reach beyond ourselves and into the greater world or community to participate.

    3. Inspire others through your experience and gain strength from others to take risks by participating in an online community of women.

You will meet these goals with the following objectives in mind:

1. See things from a new perspective (angle, height, location)
2. Experience something out of your comfort zone (food, environment, action, foreign, self-confidence)
3. Reflect on experiences and life stories we have already had
4. Advocate for yourself, a cause, or supporting a program that promotes women in communitie

The Roam Your Soul journey is a very personal experience yet done with the support of a community of women. We ask that you participate in activities that have to do with you and your perceptions of the world. You only share what you want to share – the rest is your experience to take for your personal self. We are going to be asked to challenge each other and ourselves. The journey itself is your personal growth journey that comes from the support and encouragement and inspriration from what is being shared within the group.
Women were meant to be social. We were meant to support each other. We were meant to build relationships together. This workshop is a means of doing just that. Get ready to try new things. Get ready to ask yourself, “What ARE my boundaries??” This workshop will encourage you to roam. Roam your community. Roam your world. Roam your soul. We will challenge you to connect and feel alive. We believe people were meant to be outside and people were meant to experience new things together.
Roam Your Soul adopts the BE – DO – HAVE mentality. Part of that philosophy, we believe, means being outside. It also means that we become aware of our environment, how we impact our environment and what impact our environment has on us. Be natural. Be happy. Be adventurous. Do things to support this philosophy. What you create and what you have will reflect that attitude.

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Roam Your Soul is all about amazing women doing amazing things that inspire other women around the globe. Let’s inspire and motivate each other. Support each other and learn from each other.

Recently, the Roam Your Soul staff teamed up with Against the Grind, a two-girl bicycling team that have endeavored to cross the country to create a documentary about amazing, every day women, doing amazing things.  They are currently parked in Savannah, Georgia before they had out on their next journey and have just finished their first video about girls and bikes (one of my personal passions).

Dirt Divas from Against the Grind on Vimeo.

Bicycling has a funny way of empowering women. I have been a part of several women’s mountain biking clinics as both participant and instructor and it’s amazing to see how empowered and successful women feel after finishing a women’s clinic. I spoke to two women this weekend from IdeRide and Kingdom Trails who have created women’s clinics for MTB and have had over 90 women sign up for the workshop. Women like to be challenged. We like to feel empowered. We like to be adventurous.

Kingdom Trails, VT

Check out M2M – an organization that utilizes bicycling to bring awareness to the lack of liberties to women in countries around the world. Shannon, the founder of M2M, is currently riding her bike through Afghanistan (which is a prohibited activity for women in that country) to bring awareness to the country and the rest of the world.

And finally, look at yourself. We are all amazingly capable and empowered women. We do amazing things every day. It’s time to take that to a global community level and start supporting and empowering each other across the world.

Against the Grind and Roam Your Soul will be working together to create a unique Adventure and Reflection Task for the Roam Your Soul workshop that starts in December, 2011. Get ready to feel empowered. Get ready to inspire others with your story.

Sign up now for our 4 week online workshop. For $15, it could change your whole perspective.

– Christine

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GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE DISCUSSION

The Way you Communicate Influences the Whole Group of Roamers:
As a participant, you are a member of an online community. Your postings can help push the group to think in new directions and create a sense of community, or they can be divisive. Think about what you want out of this workshop and help create that experience for yourself and others. Any intelligent person loves a bit of sarcasm and dirty humor…be careful dishing it out online – some people might take it the wrong way. Be accountable for your actions and words. Respect other peoples’ stories and characteristics. Remember our purpose: to grow and learn together.

Speak up, lady!
Don’t be afraid to speak your thoughts. Your perspective, whether it is similar to that of others in the group or different is important. Be heard. “Listen” to others. The discussion can go as deep or as surface as you like. If you think something, write it! The stories and experiences that we all share is what makes this workshop unique. This is an amazing opportunity to learn and experience new adventures through one another. Share your story.

On the other hand…don’t be a loudmouth!
On the flip side of speaking up…speaking up too often takes away from the opportunity for others to share. Be aware that your story IS important…and so is everyone else’s’. “Listen” as much as you speak. Encourage others to share their stories too. It’s important to have leaders and positive instigators in this workshop. Please help move our experience forward! Just be aware of the space and make room for others to share and be part of the conversation too.

Be a cheerleader!
Your words are powerful. Sharing comments and participating in discussions can encourage others to do the same. The more you share, the more meaningful this workshop becomes. Be a little vulnerable. Encourage others to share their thoughts. Your words can open up the window to all of us sharing deeply, wholly and personally.

Hey, Chatty Cathy! Get to the point!
With up to 30 participants in the group, there is going to be a lot of reading going on! As you’re writing your reflections, telling us about your adventures and sharing your thoughts, remember that if you take too long, it’ll be overwhelming to try and finish and we may not hear all you had to say.

Just because no one says anything doesn’t mean it’s not meaningful.
If you post something…give it time for others to read. This workshop is a once a week check in and post workshop. If you post your story up and no one responds…give it some time. Also, if no one responds, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t important. It means we read it, processed it and internalized it without sharing our own thoughts. If you want feedback or have questions on how we might interpret something, just ask – or contact the facilitator. The facilitator can help start a discussion on topics that are important to you.

E-mail vs. Discussion Board – What to do?!?
As a general rule, use the Discussion Board for all workshop communication. It’s private just to us. If you connect to another Roamer, I encourage you to share e-mails! We are here to make friends and connections. If it’s a topic we can all benefit from, share it with the group. E-mail should also be used to communicate about issues unrelated to specific workshop content.

A final thought…
Adventure is a funny thing. It can bring you to new heights and make you think differently about yourself. It can scare the shit out of you and make you wish you never tried. There is a fine balance between crossing new frontiers and throwing yourself off of a cliff. Know your own limits. Be aware of others’ limits. What might work for you, may not work for someone else. What others can do, you might only wish you could do. This is a place of encouragement, support, and growth. Try new things. Help others move out of their comfort zones. But take some baby steps along the way. Reflect often. Be true to your own heart.

Sign up now!

Contact info: Christine@roamlife.com /+1 (914) 297-8446 or use our ‘contact us’ form to request more information.

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