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Claudette C’Faison
Educator, Interior designer, Age: 62

When I heard Regena talk about how the patriarchy makes us believe we have to “Man Up” in the business world, she was talking about me. I had become that woman. For 30 years, I’ve been creating and leading spiritual transformation...

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Claudette C’Faison
Educator, Interior designer, Age: 62

When I heard Regena talk about how the patriarchy makes us believe we have to “Man Up” in the business world, she was talking about me. I had become that woman. For 30 years, I’ve been creating and leading spiritual transformation for at-risk kids.

A lot of my kids have become the first in theirClaudette_awards families to graduate from high school or go to college, the first to avoid jail, or have real jobs. I make a huge difference in the world.

But I wanted to learn how to Woman Up. I wanted sisterhood, and a sense of my own beauty.

Mastery helped me to finally focus on myself. I started to learn who I was when I was just being Claudette—not Claudette the public figure and leader. I pushed some edges, and the more I pushed, the more alive I became. I knew the journey had just begun and I wanted to continue in Creation—I knew I was worth it, without a doubt.

Like many women, I was trained to believe that I’m not supposed to have any personal needs or desires. I’m just here to make a difference in the world and save mankind. So in Creation, I had a very, very hard time owning my desires. I had to understand that desires are not goals, and to forget about winning that race. Desires have to come from pleasure—from focusing on myself. The incredible thing is, by prioritizing pleasure, I’ve elevated my life and everyone in it.

For example, Creation has made a difference in the way I work. I’m much more generous. I couldn’t increase salaries this year, but I increased vacation days. And my employees loved it! When I need something on a tight turnaround, the response I get is “Anything for you.” It’s been a huge shift in mindset.

It’s also made a difference with my husband. Before Creation, I think he felt bulldozed by me. I would try to chip away at things, force them to happen. Now, it’s a flow. I’ve learned to find my “yes” more, and that opens up possibilities beyond my wildest dreams. Our marriage of 32 years is sizzling. He’s now the co-creator of this ride.

Claudette_400x300I feel sexier, too, and happier in my own skin. Starting in Mastery, I learned to accept my body exactly as it is, which has given me freedom. Now in Creation, I’m moving in ways that I never imagined. Combined with classes at S Factor, the structure of my body has changed. It’s not solid any longer. It’s looser and fluid. It moves.

And the changes are visible. Even walking down the street, I’m different. People are smiling at me. More and more women are asking me what I’m doing. I’m turned on and contagious. People are attracted to my energy, and they want to be around me.

My experience of Sisterhood is at a whole new level. My mom died when I was 11 and since then, I’ve longed for intimacy and support from girlfriends. I didn’t have that before because I was always playing the leader role. Through Creation, I’ve learned that women are strong enough to hold me. I got in touch with my desire to be seen, to be witnessed, to be held. And I actually got to experience many of those desires met. I’m on a journey and I push my edge of being seen more and more.

In general, I would say I have more ease. I’m open more. I’m less judgmental. And because of that, I am a stand for all women. Honestly, all of my relationships are better now. I’m playing at a different level. I see what’s possible. I’m committed to integrating the tools, and reaching for the ones I wasn’t ready to use before. Creation has helped me evolve into the next version of me—like a piece of charcoal turning into a diamond.

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Katariina Fagering
Artist, Age: 50

I grew up with a lot of developmental trauma and went on to join the Marine Corps. Over the next 17 years, I served in both Desert Storm and the Iraq war. They were major events, but I wonder now if they were as bad ...

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Katariina Fagering
Artist, Age: 50

I grew up with a lot of developmental trauma and went on to join the Marine Corps. Over the next 17 years, I served in both Desert Storm and the Iraq war. They were major events, but I wonder now if they were as bad as the childhood I lived through.

I used to be way more out in the world—more confident and fearless.
But that wasn’t the experience I had in the eight years after leaving the Marine Corps. I struggled with post-traumatic stress and had a lot of anxiety. I couldn’t find my joy. I was depressed and my brain was really fuzzy. My life was small in regard to how it had been.

Mastery was mind-blowing—nobody had ever asked me to move emotion through my body. I was doing a lot of talk therapy and bodywork but none of it empowered me to move myself in the same way.

In Mastery, my life became so rich, and I knew, full-body, that I was supposed to be in Creation. There was no doubt in my mind. My husband was super supportive of that, even though he wasn’t as excited about the price. He wanted me to contribute to the cost in some way.

So, I got clear on what I wanted and made the intention that I was going to pay for Creation myself.

Katariina_studioPrior to enrolling, I hadn’t sold any of my work. I had started painting after the Marine Corps and my studio was filled with artwork.

The summer before class started, I shifted my energy, and it all started going. I got a store in town to carry my stuff. I had two or three showings, and they were all by invitation. I made almost no effort. People would say, “Hey, we’re doing a first Friday. Would you want to hang your stuff?” That kind of thing.

I had these desires to make prints of my paintings, and when I got out of my own way they started to sell so effortlessly. That fall, we hosted a big ceremony and opening, to celebrate the end of my battle with breast cancer. I sold over a dozen paintings that night. It was crazy!

Creation has opened up so much in my creative and financial life. I’m pretty sure I’ve now sold enough paintings and prints to pay off the course, but I’ve lost track.

I realized after completing Mastery, that my body was still hypervigilant. But by using the tools, staying in my pleasure, and reaching for pleasure, I’ve been able to tend to my trauma and move it through my body. The body is genius—and this work has helped my PTSD more than talk therapy.

Now, I move through my day from a place of turn-on. Even if I’m not always turned on, the tools get me there quickly and easily.

My relationship with my husband and our sexuality together is so much deeper and richer. I have taken charge of my sex life with him. I ask him for what I want and he delivers. Because I’m focused on my own turn-on, I’m not angry with him all the time and there is room for us to connect and adore each other, which is HUGE!!!

Recently, my husband was given an opportunity to move back to Houston to make a larger amount of money. At first, we both were against the move—thinking it was silly to leave such a beautiful place. Then I became turned on about the move, and so did my husband. His excitement helped him sell his annual goal in the first month. We leased a gorgeous apartment with a skyline view, and have a designer picking out furniture to suit our desire for a sleeker look. Something amazing is happening—I have no idea what is waiting for me on the other side but it is already so fun and exciting. It’s the most unexpected move but we are both really jazzed about it. I’m trusting that GPS has my back.

In the past, I’ve had a lot of anxiety going to parties, even if I knew everybody there. The other night I decided to put my hair up before I went so that I would feel really beautiful, and I tapped into my turn-on the whole ride there. I walked into that room and I swear everybody kept looking at me, saying, “What is going on? You look so beautiful! You smell so good!” They showered me with compliments and I responded, “Oh yeah, it’s true.” A few years ago, I would have either canceled or gone in gross boots and comfy clothes and sat quietly. I used to judge my shape and size, but now I can say, “It’s okay!” I love exactly the shape I am, and I’m wearing clothes that I feel sexy and good in—I’m just owning it!

Every part of my life is richer since Katariina_raceMastery and Creation. My sex life is hotter. I’m taking charge and listening to what I need. I truly love myself and that’s a big one! And I inspired my husband to take a course for men—he saw me changing and he wanted to have an experience that was empowering too.

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Tarana singh 
Actress, Art Consultant, Age: 36

I come from an Eastern spiritual tradition where we put women's pleasure at the bottom of the pile. It doesn't exist. I am also an educated woman. I have a master’s degree, but had never invested in my pleasure until I came to The School....

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Tarana singh 
Actress, Art Consultant, Age: 36

I come from an Eastern spiritual tradition where we put women’s pleasure at the bottom of the pile. It doesn’t exist. I am also an educated woman. I have a master’s degree, but had never invested in my pleasure until I came to The School.

I had been taught it was my duty to serve my husband—to be on my best behavior because the man is always right. I was told to cook for him and do the laundry, to never raise my voice,  express anger or displeasure or pleasure in a powerful way.

I struggled against these cultural beliefs—because what about the feminine, what about me? There was no love in my marriage, just duty and obligation.

Right before Mastery, my husband told me he was leaving me for another woman. He proceeded to  cut me off completely, leaving me with no money, no alimony, nothing.

Thanks to the School of Womanly Arts and Regena, I have built a new life. I have shed old beliefs, unblocked myself creatively, and manifested an epic, legendary love.

Basically from the first weekend of Mastery, I knew without hesitation that Creation was part of my future. It wasn’t easy to be in Creation. I flew almost 16,000 miles round-trip from India for each of the intensives, and was forced to reshape my financial life after being cut off by my ex.

I also had to work with my conservative Tarana_familyparents, who were very fearful about me going to America so many times. They wondered what this work would do to me, my personality, my choices, and my life.

Now, I actually have a closer relationship with my parents, with more mutual respect and less drama and conflict. I no longer give my power away. Free of anger, I am able to stand firmly for my desires. And, it’s working! They recently called to tell me “You’re not alone, we are with you and we are so proud of you.”

My relationship with my parents is just one area of my life that’s changed. Another one is Sisterhood. I used to believe that women could not be trusted, that they would slander me or violate my trust and vulnerability. I thought, “I should not waste my time. It’s not my karma in this lifetime to have women as friends”.

In Mastery, I started to see what’s possible between women, and to form incredible friendships. In Creation, we took Sisterhood to new heights. I had never witnessed a teacher who knew exactly how to steer the direction of energy in both a physical and metaphysical way. It affected every interaction in the room. There was no judgment, hatred, slander, back-stabbing, doubt, mistrust, or negativity. My entire perspective changed.

And that brings me to yet another area of my life which has shifted immeasurably in Creation. If it weren’t for these women, I think I would have ended my beautiful, new, relationship by now.

My Creation sisters helped me to see where I was sabotaging my romantic partnership by replaying old behaviors. They were magically mirroring back to me, the answer to questions I hadn’t even asked, through their own unfolding stories—and that helped me in my own life.

Before Creation, I lacked clarity about what I wanted from my man. I was difficult  to please because  I had yet to identify my own desires. Now, I am able to get clarity with the help of the tools and the support of my Sister Goddess community. I share these clear desires with my man and he is able to deliver! As a result, we have fewer conflicts and when there is an argument, we are able to diffuse our anger faster. We have learned to iron out our differences and find common ground.

My financial life has changed too, as this work has enabled me to powerfully manifest money, work opportunities, abundance, and joy. The men in my life are scuttling to fulfill my desires. I’m conjuring money effortlessly, and using my time more effectively.

For me, Mastery was the tip of the iceberg, while Creation challenged me to go further and find out who I really am. If I am the divine feminine, then I’d better wake up. 30 years of therapy cannot do for you what an “aha” moment in Creation can in the span of a single course.

In Creation, we learn how to alchemize anger, insecurities and contempt—to take that energy and transform and transmute it into something really positive and beautiful, something that we can create art with, something that we can create life with.

Thank you for reading my story. Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai.

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Maya-Lin Green
Entrepreneur, Facilitator, Age: 26

When it came to taking Creation, I felt like it was selfish and frivolous to want it. I was scared to ask my husband, but he was 100% supportive, so I signed up. And it's been so good. With all the craziness that comes from being a mom, ...

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Maya-Lin Green
Entrepreneur, Facilitator, Age: 26

When it came to taking Creation, I felt like it was selfish and frivolous to want it. I was scared to ask my husband, but he was 100% supportive, so I signed up. And it’s been so good. With all the craziness that comes from being a mom, it’s really cool to know I can still connect with myself. I can connect to pleasure right now. I can take this moment. I am just going to take an extra long shower right now. Or, I can hop on the boards and Swamp, or share Gratitude. I have so many ways to feel more grounded in my body—all of which contribute to my quality of life.

Through Creation, I feel better as a mom. I’m more present, more open, more embodied. I’m feeling juicier and happier, and that resonates, that spreads out into the whole house.

My daughter, who is 9 years old, is super interested. She asks me “Can I join your goddess group now?” She’s very intrigued with the community and the idea of getting together to support each other. To her, mommy seems really excited to go. It makes her excited about womanhood, which is cool.

My daughter and I have always been close, but we’re getting closer. Because I’m holding space for my emotional expression, I’m able to move through all of those difficult icky parts that I feel and experience day-to-day. As a result, my capacity to hold space for her has also increased. So we communicate really well, better than before—we’re growing together.

Creation has also supported meMayaLin_family through a profound transition with my husband. We are separated, but it’s been really great, actually.

Being able to fall apart in front of a bunch of women and be so vulnerable, so transparent and just let everything out, I released so much lodged gunk that was inhibiting me from seeing what I desired. I saw how I could actually get those desires filled, because I wasn’t so upset and confused anymore.

I learned to listen to my intuition—to trust my body, instead of pushing down my deepest knowing. Creation gave me the confidence to stop trying to talk myself out of what I was feeling and to just accept it, and say it with love, and openness, and compassion in the heart, and just trust it.

My husband is living down the road now, and supporting us through this transition, as I explore the next leg of my journey. It’s been great. I feel like we’re better friends because it’s opened up communication between us. We’re just better not living together. That was really hard for me to admit before the program. Creation really supported me to be transparent, to own my desires, and trust my desire to elevate everybody and bring everybody higher.

Throughout Creation, my relationships with women have also upleveled. There’s a new quality of what I want to receive from other women, and also what I want to give to other women. My friendships are a lot more nourishing. I feel safe to express myself, and to be transparent. I feel a lot more playful. Regena talks a lot about elevating the women around us. Being able to do that has increased my joy and my pleasure. I feel like everything is flowing. It feels like I am giving myself such a big gift to be able to help or hold space for another woman—and it feels really good to do.

Having more flow and joy in my life is already creating results, professionally. More workshops are coming in, more interest is coming in. In the last two months, I’ve really jumped back into my business, and things are opening up. Money is coming in. There’s a lot of shifting right now.

Being in the Creation container and having support from the community—Spring Cleaning, doing the rituals, embodying the work even more, checking the goddess boards—all of it has helped. On the Q & A calls with Regena, my question is always answered even though I’ve never submitted one. Somehow the women end up asking my question or something close to it, and Regena gives the answers I was waiting to hear.

All the teachers and leaders that I’ve gravitated towards including Regena, have this idea of being connected to self, to your truth and allowing that to guide you. In Creation, I feel centered and whole, I can trust what’s coming up within me right now. I know that I am my own greatest teacher. It’s liberating, and it’s really great to have an environment that encourages and supports that.

Honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do next. But I feel completely supported I have the flexibility to explore, discover, and create my life on my terms, which is such a gift.

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Libby Wagner
Poet, Entrepreneur, Age: 54

I had wanted to enroll in Creation, but I was AFRAID. I looked at the graduates and saw their powerful radiance, but didn’t think I could embody my own as fully. But when the time came, I knew that Creation was my next frontier....

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Libby Wagner
Poet, Entrepreneur, Age: 54

I had wanted to enroll in Creation, but I was AFRAID. I looked at the graduates and saw their powerful radiance, but didn’t think I could embody my own as fully. But when the time came, I knew that Creation was my next frontier.

My YES was about recognizing my own edge and wanting more—more freedom, more beauty, more vulnerability, more poetry, more love, more creativity, more delight. I had to overcome the deeply-rooted belief that wanting more is somehow greedy or selfish, or just for other women. I had to get over the idea that just because I’ve got a darn good life, it doesn’t mean I can’t dream bigger.

The great thing about being in the Creation container is understanding the value of sisterhood on a deep, visceral level. It is 100 times more intense, more supportive, and more intimate than Mastery. You can’t hide in the Creation classroom. You are saying YES to being seen, heard, witnessed, and held by your sisters and Regena. I was never made wrong. Nobody told me to hurry up and get over it. I felt accepted and celebrated for understanding my feelings and my desires. You can’t skate across the surface in Creation. You can’t be anonymous. The support you receive is exponentially more powerful than in Mastery.

Practicing the tools is key to embodying my feminine power. On a practical level, they just work. In Creation, I took the tools so much deeper, which makes it impossible not to embody them, on a day-to-day basis.

As a business owner and entrepreneur, I had been approaching my abundance from a masculine standpoint. This boot-camp mentality was beginning to affect areas outside of my business—like my body, my health, and my love life. I generally went about getting what I wanted with an acute sense of urgency and a lot of unnecessary work.

Last year, I tore my ACL, and had to spend the next nine months asking people for help and receiving help. Creation showed me how to cultivate abundance in a feminine way. It’s about receiving and being vulnerable while staying turned on and in my desires. That sounds super easy, but it’s not, because I had been successful behaving the other way. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to have this “more-ness” if I took a feminine approach.

I’ve learned the opposite is true. So much has opened up for me in my business. Being in my own pleasure has allowed me to take more risks. Recently, I’ve helped these two engineering firms go through a merger. They didn’t know how to talk to each other, how to hear each other—so I held space for them to do that. They were really struggling, so I had them begin a meeting with a Trinity, which changed the tone of the conversation—it was magical and practical. I unlocked a new language for these engineers. That’s a really tangible thing in the way that I show up for my business.

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Another great surprise came at the end of last year when I realized I had made about the same amount of money as the year before, but with way less effort. I hardly did any of the masculine activities of building a business, and made the same amount as when I nearly killed myself working the year before. I literally was sitting on the couch nursing a torn ACL, and clients I hadn’t talked to in two years were calling me. Things happened. I even said no to clients that I didn’t want to work with, which was a first for me. In the past, I would have said yes to any client who could afford to pay my fees.

Now I’m paying attention to my body more. Pleasure isn’t just about physical turn-on. It’s about asking myself, do I get to have conversations I want to have? Am I connecting with people I like being around? This has helped me say no to the wrong kinds of clients, even if that means firing them. Because if I’m wasting time on things that are miserable, then there’s no room for the good stuff.

It means that when I’m making a decision, I close my eyes and think, alright, if I step towards option A, do I feel more free? If I step toward option B, do I feel more free? The one that creates a greater sense of freedom is what I know I need to say yes to. Creation has helped me slow down, recognize and value where I need more freedom in my life, and stand for myself to get it.

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Finally, stepping into a deeper acceptance of my body has allowed me to question my beliefs—the ones taught to us by our culture. Now, I can fully own my gifts and show up the way I want to be seen and experienced: as a luscious, beautiful, embodied woman. A woman who is powerful, creative, and free. Through Creation, that’s who I am now.

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Claire Louge
Program Director, Age: 30

Growing up, I saw my mother and father sacrificing themselves in order to make things work. I had this perception of womanhood as being about self-denial and control. It’s one of the main reasons I relapsed into an eating disorder ...

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Claire Louge
Program Director, Age: 30

Growing up, I saw my mother and father sacrificing themselves in order to make things work. I had this perception of womanhood as being about self-denial and control. It’s one of the main reasons I relapsed into an eating disorder leading up to my graduation from college.

At the time, I had no idea what to do with my life and I was practicing what I thought was adulthood—whipping yourself into shape and denying yourself pleasure. Because if you didn’t, you were going to fall apart.

By the time I made it to Mastery several years later, I deeply desired more from my life. I still felt uneasy and restless in my own skin.

Mastery was already an outrageous investment for me, and Creation was triply outrageous, but I knew on some intuitive level that I wasn’t done. I had forced myself to save a bunch of money during my year of “no pleasure” and I used it to pay for Creation—as a “fuck you” to my patterns of self-denial.

Creation is a bold, deep immersion. In Mastery you can be tentative about your participation. It is not possible to be a tentative Creationista. It is a personal culture shift—a deep dive. I can’t get away with being on the sidelines anymore. Neither I, nor my sisters, will permit it.

My desire for Creation was to get clear on what I wanted. I had spent too many years asking other people what I should do with my life, rather than living it.

Creation has given me an incredible sense of freedom in my relationship with myself. I’ve deepened my practice of the tools and my ability to listen to my truth. I’ve learned to see my desires as gifts to the world. I don’t need someone else to tell me who I am. I just have to look within.

Now, I delight in giving myself pleasure. I knowClaire_fun that I deserve it, as opposed to feeling guilty. I understand that my pleasure is actually part of what makes me a powerful woman. A woman with purpose, meaning, and strength— all the things I had hoped adulthood would look like. It is a completely different path to my power than I ever expected.

Through this work, I’ve changed my life-long affliction around eating—it’s like night and day. Now, I eat whatever I want, whenever I’m hungry. I eat literally whatever I want, and there are no rules. When I was anorexic and bulimic, it was all about rules. It was a constant battle between permission and denial, and believe me, it was a battle. There was always effort, always guilt, always a lack of pleasure. Pleasure was grotesque, guilty, and loaded. Now it is entirely permitted.

Another result of my experience in Creation is that I’ve found the courage and confidence to get back into acting, a huge desire of mine. I no longer heed the part of myself that thinks I have to change in order to go after my desire. Now, I feel beautiful and powerful on my own terms, without subscribing to anyone else’s standards. Recently, I went to a last minute audition and got the part. This would not have happened for me before the program.

I have also learned to share my deepest vulnerabilities—shamelessly, truthfully and transparently—and in doing so, receive the unshakeable support of my Creation sisters. They remind me who I am. There is no upper limit, no max capacity to the power and support of sisterhood—and the level of intimacy in Creation is so much deeper than anything I’ve experienced.

My work life has changed, too. There’s a perception that in order to be a confident professional woman who’s got her life together, you can’t emote at all. I thought I had to deny that part of myself in favor of feeling competent.

Claire_workIn Creation, I let go of the idea that I had to be perfect in order to get what I wanted. I embraced my beauty. I showed up with vulnerability and transparency. And now I’m more confident than ever, which brought me professional success. I was offered a high-level director position at work. My colleague even told me I was the heart of the organization. When I’m connected to my pleasure, it boosts workplace morale and we’re able to produce in a way that is fun as opposed to draining.

These days, I am genuinely awesome to be around—I bring fun and lightness to my colleagues, to my partner, to my friends. I’m more present in my friendships. And I’ve reclaimed my sense of self, and my own desires, in ways that are hard to describe. I’m more open and transparent with my fiancé, so there’s less pressure and more freedom to be who we are.

Creation has been transformative. I feel like my own woman now. I have the reins of my life in both hands.

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Holly Shelowitz 
Nutrition Counselor & Educator, Age: 54

Every year when Mastery was launching, I would feel this really strong desire to do it, but it seemed so financially impossible. Then the year came when I decided not to deny my desires anymore—it was time to start saying yes. ...

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Holly Shelowitz 
Nutrition Counselor & Educator, Age: 54

Every year when Mastery was launching, I would feel this really strong desire to do it, but it seemed so financially impossible. Then the year came when I decided not to deny my desires anymore—it was time to start saying yes.

I had been walking around believing that everyone else could have anything and everything that they wanted, but I couldn’t.

I’ve done all kinds of personal growth work for years and years, but the way Regena speaks about what it is to be a woman, and how oppressed I was—I had never gotten it at that level before.

I had some major traumas in my childhood, and while I really thought I had worked through them and didn’t consciously feel like a victim—underneath, I still believed I was unworthy, unlovable and undeserving. I didn’t know that I was still holding on to those beliefs and feelings.

Creation blew the lid off of so much of what I believed, and it spoke to the deepest part of me as a woman. There was so much that I was not expressing or even able to access.

Ultimately, Creation gave me my power back. I thought that I was in touch with my power before, but there’s so much more now. I speak more clearly now. I speak my truth. I can find my yes. I can find my no. I have a voice and I use it.

Being in Creation required me to play so full-out in my business and in my life in order to actually be able to have it all and take care of it responsibly. I saw how many things I’d been truly deeply desiring—creating an online class, writing a book, traveling to Costa Rica to learn about cacao—and how I wasn’t taking actions in service to those desires, because I didn’t think those desires were possible.

Holly_cookinBeing able to speak and create my desires I’ve brought in lots of new clients and added a wonderful offering to my list of services. I’ve started writing my cookbook—my 15 year desire is happening. I am having a fantastic and fun time in my business. My energy is renewed in this 18-year-old business that I adore. It has brought an exciting, fresh turn-on to my work that I have not experienced, maybe ever, and that’s fueling more creativity in my business.

The sisterhood in Creation is beyond anything I thought was even possible between women. It was the thing I’d been craving so much. Reaching out to women with a willingness to be imperfect and take risks.

Now there’s 40 of us here in upstate New York, and we get together twice a month. 15 to 20 women come. I’ve had a deep longing for this kind of connection with women, like my besties and I have that now—and it’s ever expanding.

Even when I feel like I can’t reach Holly_sistersfor my desires or like my desire is too big, these women see me as bigger than my own limiting beliefs, and it really gives me the courage to take it all on.

Because of Creation, I feel in command of my expression. I am so grateful because it feels like anything is possible. It sounds like a cliché, but I really believe that anything is possible for me—like love, partnership, travel, and best friends.

Since going deeper in this work, people see me and they know that my lights are on. I am complimented all the time that I am radiating this light. I know it’s because I own the darkness too. I feel much more connected to myself. I’m feeling excited and passionate about myself, and I’m excited and passionate about my work, and then I’m excited and passionate about my desire.

Now, the question I get to play with is “How big am I willing to allow my life to keep being? How much more can I continue to receive and allow good and not stop this flow?”

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Doris Duan-Young
Life Fulfillment Expert, Age: 46

As an Asian woman, born and raised in China, my culture does not encourage emotional expression as a whole. Also having been in the business world for so long, I’ve learned to put on that armor all the time. And as a first generation immigrant, ...

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Doris Duan-Young
Life Fulfillment Expert, Age: 46

As an Asian woman, born and raised in China, my culture does not encourage emotional expression as a whole. Also having been in the business world for so long, I’ve learned to put on that armor all the time. And as a first generation immigrant, I felt I had a responsibility and duty to represent my country. So for the past 20 years, I have tried to live up to these ideas and expectations—and if I had any emotions, I’d swallow them down and move forward, thinking “Life is never easy, so you make the best out of it.”

In Mastery, being able to release my emotions was earth shattering. Even before Mastery was over, I knew wanted to go deeper. This is where I belonged. I had no doubt—it was a desire from deep within.

Compared to Mastery, the work in Creation is even deeper emotionally and the sisterhood is more supportive.

In Creation, a desire surfaced—to spend the next 20 years of my life in service to the women of China. I want to share everything I’ve learned—to be a conduit for change, and a powerful voice of influence, like Oprah.

After getting clear on this desire and working the tools in Creation, I was invited to give a keynote speech to a thousand elite business women in Shanghai. The conference coordinators had heard about my talk at Harvard on success and happiness—and I knew this was my opportunity to follow my desire to becoming the next Oprah of China. And the opportunities are flowing in, I was recently offered a 60-episode talk show by a prestigious radio station, and I’m also offering retreats and coaching to business women in Shanghai.

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Even though I had a wealth of personal and professional experience, Creation was the only thing that taught me how to turn on my feminine radiance. I learned very specific tools that I didn’t have before. And in Creation I’m really able to use those tools now. In Mastery, it was more of, “Okay, I’m demonstrating the tools.” I heard about them and learned about them. It wasn’t until Creation that I actually started using them.

And sisterhood is the wrapper that makes everything work. Regena is able to foster a trusting, nurturing, authentic sisterhood that I don’t see it anywhere else in the world.

Nobody will let you hide or fall back, or anything like that. In the past, I only relied on my husband for emotional support. He’s amazing and the love of my life. But now, I have women that I can call on for support and it’s added so much to my life—knowing that they’re available whenever I need them has given me a lot of comfort. I’m able to move through my emotions even faster, because I don’t have to rely on myself, my husband, or other external skills like meditation. Now I have sisters I can practice the tools with. It’s a deepening of the practice that makes a difference in your life.

Now, no matter what life throws at me, Coris_familyI can always get back to my core.

Since Creation, the quality of my life is better on all levels. There is more spice, more fun and more passion in my relationship with my husband. It’s also helped us move through emotional upset easier and more smoothly. And it’s helped me have even more fun with my children. Everybody around me benefits—even the woman all the way in Shanghai.

Marija Parente
Life Coach, Writer, Artist, Age: 39

When it was time to sign up for Creation, I had this thought that everyone could play and I couldn’t. I felt that I didn’t have the freedom to spend money, as if it was limited. I had savings, but I thought I had to chose between Creation OR ...

Marija Parente
Life Coach, Writer, Artist, Age: 39

When it was time to sign up for Creation, I had this thought that everyone could play and I couldn’t. I felt that I didn’t have the freedom to spend money, as if it was limited. I had savings, but I thought I had to chose between Creation OR a nice lifestyle…not both.

I’m so happy I didn’t listen to that voice, because now, my relationship with money is like a faucet. I can turn it on, and it pours. I have a lot more freedom to spend money on the things that matter to me and improve the quality of my life. Even after paying for Creation, I have more money in my savings account than before, and it’s increasing.

I made three or four payments, and then Marjia_husbandmy husband took over because he was so clear that he wanted me to do the course. He was willing to pay, and I was willing to receive.

I’m somebody who lives to make a difference for other people. I started to feel deserving of Creation, because it allowed me to serve more people.

Now I consider self-care a necessity. What shifted was my relationship to it. If I’m tired and I sleep, I make it okay. I validate it. Also, my husband and I created a night for ourselves. We both have one, it’s not just me. I have a night to myself—to do something with goddesses, or by myself, and I get to choose. I don’t get out a lot, but self-care is now a part of my regimen. It’s not a lot. I didn’t value it before but now I value it.

Mastery gave me the experience of sisterhood—of being part of a community. I was pregnant with my second child during Mastery, and started spotting. I was scared I was miscarrying. I shared this on the boards and the women just held me, and they held me, and they held me, and they held me—some of these sisters were total strangers, but they helped me through moments like this.

In Creation it’s even deeper. I always knew that if I believed in my desires, I could make anything happen. Practicing the tools and allowing sisterhood into my life, allowed me to see that when I don’t believe something is possible, I can turn to sisterhood. Other sisters believing in me gets me back in touch with my own belief in myself. This was where I was usually stopped before and am not anymore.

I’m a meditator and a Reiki master. I have training in that sense. So I consider myself a very alert and very present human being. Creation was a safe space for me to nurture and express the feelings and experiences I was having. It made them right, which allowed me to feel so much acceptance of who I am and the freedom to be that with others.

The major flip, for me, through Mastery and Creation is that I’ve gotten to see my power. It sounds cocky and cliché, but I get to really see my power. I get to nurture that power, and be okay with it . Before, I was waiting for permission or even toning myself down so I could be more like everybody else. With all the energy that I have, and all the passion and zest for life, trying to hold myself back felt like a tiger trying to be a cat, you know? That was my whole life. Now I can be a tiger, and that’s really it.

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It is so validating to express what is there for us and to have a container where women mirror and hold space for you to reconnect with yourself. I am a wife, a mom with two small children, and a business owner, so life can be messy and sleeplessness is normal. What’s great is that I can be all those things and be fully accepted.

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Sheila K Hay
Ecstatic Birth advocate and coach, Age: 41

I first worked with Regena back when she was teaching out of her living room, because I was having trouble getting pregnant. I had one child, was having trouble getting pregnant with the second, and I'd had a whole series of losses. ...

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Sheila K Hay
Ecstatic Birth advocate and coach, Age: 41

I first worked with Regena back when she was teaching out of her living room, because I was having trouble getting pregnant. I had one child, was having trouble getting pregnant with the second, and I’d had a whole series of losses. I’d been to all these doctors and holistic healers but I didn’t know what was wrong with my body.

In her class, I learned to listen to and honor the wisdom of my body. From this place, I was able to heal and get pregnant again, no problem. My second daughter’s birth was a huge reclamation after a very traumatic, dissociative, and disempowering first birth.

Over the past 6 years my own birth stories have inspired me to launch and grow my business, which educates and supports women to have pleasurable, empowered experiences with birth.

I decided to enroll in Creation this past year because I had really big ambitions to expand my work. I was in a pretty good place in my life and found myself wanting to justify the cost with some sob story, which I didn’t have. Instead, I got to see that I was worth it—that my desire for more goodness was valid.

I wanted to grow my business and develop my voice as a thought leader. I wanted to share my work and speak my truth without being fearful. I wanted to get unstuck. I also wanted to make more money and allow myself to play a bigger game.

I knew that Creation would give me a deeper immersion, the support of community, and the constant inspiration to go after my desires. So I worked with the tools very consciously, and had all these women who were supporting me in different ways. The women in Creation were seeing me in a much higher place than I was seeing myself, and that was really elevating to me.

One Creation sister, who’s a writer, helped me to see I had enough written to submit my book to a publisher and encouraged me to reach out to my contacts. And another woman gave me a shout-out on a Harvard telesummit, positioning me like one of the esteemed guests of Harvard, “Oh, the leader of the ecstatic birth movement is on the call.”

The encouragement from my sisters gave me the courage to reach out to my mentor. I shared my book idea with her and asked if she would be willing to support me in getting it out. She said yes and said, “Get your book proposal together and I will midwife it for you to the publisher.”

On the day I finished my book proposal, I was bragging with another Sister Goddess and she offered to review it—and she’s a copywriter! All of a sudden, my book proposal was complete, I had a copywriter in place, and my big desire for Creation was totally happening.

Before Creation, I had felt so stuck in my business and in using my voice. But now, after putting myself through Creation, I have found the courage to move forward. These women have supported me, held me, seen me more clearly than I could see myself. They’ve been a mirror for me so I could see my own power and brilliance. I’m expressing myself and showing up more authentically from a place of pleasure and turn-on, and that’s bringing everything to me. I’m attracting it.

The experience in Creation has given me such a different perspective of what sisterhood means for me and the world at large. The container of Creation allows women to show up as their highest selves, and that is consistently a place of such overwhelming love and generosity. I’ve benefited tremendously from the sisterhood. I’ve been using the tools for years, but what’s different now is that I have so many Sister Goddesses to lean on. One to call when things get tough with my guy. Another when I am working on my book proposal. A group to check in with about my business. All of us well-versed in the tools and the importance of pleasure. Now there is a net for me each time I fall, and a perpetual reminder to use the tools and stay in my turn-on.

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Susan Marie 
Residential Realtor, Age: 61

Before coming to the School, I'd accomplished many things—a great career, successful businesses, a beautiful marriage. I’d traveled and lived abroad, survived cancer, and found love in many places. I’d practiced meditation and yoga, ...

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Susan Marie 
Residential Realtor, Age: 61

Before coming to the School, I’d accomplished many things—a great career, successful businesses, a beautiful marriage. I’d traveled and lived abroad, survived cancer, and found love in many places. I’d practiced meditation and yoga,
studied with a Taoist master and a coach (before coaches were a life reality), had experienced many transformational modalities, and done talk therapy. But what I still yearned for was a deeper sense of confidence and ease in my own body at a cellular level.

It has been here at the SWA that I’ve found a way to honor my seeking and my journey and to weave these threads with a fresh and deepened appreciation of what it is to be a woman. During Mastery, I witnessed a stage full of women who had graduated from the Creation Course. All were confident, thriving, and beautiful. Every woman was unique, with different looks, different stories, different pasts—and they were all glowing, vibrant, and radiant. I knew I wanted that for myself—to find what was available for me on the other side of Creation!

For me, the dive has been deep, satisfying, and life changing. Creation has given me the tools and the resources to create and live my life the way I desire, no matter what is going on around me or what challenges I am facing. It’s been a way of loving myself and those around me—every day and every minute without getting stuck in the “No”.

My 16-year marriage and the relationship I’ve built with my husband is so important to me—and both have been deepened and expanded by this work. Creation has taught me to experience and be present to myself in new ways, to embrace and to trust all of me—my thoughts, my desires, my bigness, my shyness, my requests, my love, my passion, my compassion, my courage, and my fears…and be able to express myself transparently and authentically. It’s given a voice to what’s on my mind and in my heart without having to minimize or apologize for those feelings. And I’ve also learned how to practice and speak my deepest gratitude for my husband and to receive and trust his great love for me.

Our relationship has intensified in the most delicious and precious ways and he loves it too. He’s saying yes…to vacations in the middle of a busy season, a spontaneous weekend trip, taking up partner dancing, and supporting things that make me happy—both big and small. He looks at me differently, texts me spontaneously during the day, and opens up to me, asking my opinion and sharing things and feelings he had previously held back. I feel seen and adored and appreciated. It feels so daring to be living our desired life and being in love with every day.

The way I experience myself has shifted. I confidently own my beauty and my pleasure. There is no more waiting or needing for others to validate me. Creation has shown me how to connect with my own confidence, passion, and delight; it has taught me how to live full-out.

The amazing thing is that these internal shifts have changed both my outer appearance and the way people interact with me. When I walk down the street, people are noticing me now. I’m visible. And quite frankly, I flirt with everyone…I completely enjoy myself in the presence of others.

Creation has also shifted my relationship with my stepsons. Being a stepmother was probably the hardest thing I ever signed up for, and I didn’t have a clue what to do. I knew I wanted to contribute to these men’s lives and Creation gave me a framework to love and support them in ways that I believe will live within them forever. Now, my stepson, Steven, will walk into the house quietly, and without prompting, give me a hug. And every time, my heart silently smiles. He just gives that to me; I don’t have to look for it. My husband does the same thing too, and now I openly receive it. The better I became at receiving, the better they got at giving me what I wanted. And the better I became at loving myself, the more love I had spilling over to share. I now express my love without constraint, freely and unabashedly.

In my professional life, Creation has allowed me to work less and make more money. Clients are attracted to me and I’m no longer chasing work and it feels great. People are drawn to my confidence and seek out my expertise. I am highly respected for what I do and I am showing up as the powerful woman I am.

Creation has given me the tools and community to care for my emotional self in the most pleasurable way—my heartbreak, my life and business challenges, and my amazing accomplishments. I have learned to own who I am and respect that woman–no matter the situation—a business meeting, Thanksgiving dinner, or life’s daily ups and downs.

Today, I’m comfortable in my own skin and I share naturally the sense of humor and fun side of me that wasn’t always easy or available. I radically approve of my vulnerability—and it’s become my greatest asset. I’ve tried things that I wouldn’t have even dared to do (writing, traveling, dancing, earning) and can access feelings without my critical mind stopping me. I’m tapping into my creativity with pleasure, and pushing my edges to be seen. It has been such a blessing. To look at myself in the mirror and say with love, “Oh, wow, that’s really beautiful.”

Creation works. Regena’s amazing curriculum, tools, and technology work. I access the sacred community daily. I practice. I write. I crash. I rise. I rupture. I rapture. I expand. I contract, and I know that everything is perfect. That has been a major difference for me, to know that whatever is happening and wherever I am in the world, there’s a net and I can rebound. Until now, I’ve never found a place where I can practice the tools long term, with enormous success and tangible results. Nowhere, ever. But Creation is that place. It’s the ultimate feminine paradigm of a woman’s magnificence functioning in the world—and it works beautifully!

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Stephanie M. Pappas
CFO, Entrepreneur, Age: 53

Deep down, I knew I had untapped wells of feminine intelligence that Mastery was somehow going to help me reach. Intuitively, I knew the best gift I could give myself for my 50th birthday was Mastery. When I enrolled I promised myself ...

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Stephanie M. Pappas
CFO, Entrepreneur, Age: 53

Deep down, I knew I had untapped wells of feminine intelligence that Mastery was somehow going to help me reach. Intuitively, I knew the best gift I could give myself for my 50th birthday was Mastery. When I enrolled I promised myself that I would do whatever it took to show up and stay in my seat, no matter what. Mastery pushed me to uncomfortable edges and yet I found such richness and wisdom in what Regena had to share. After graduating, much to my surprise and through a sea of tears, I found myself onstage signing up for Creation. I sensed there was more to explore and that Creation was the ticket.

Within the first session, I realized that Creation was a deep dive—it took all the tools that I learned in Mastery and cranked up the volume—using them on a much deeper level. There were fewer women and there was no hiding out—no way to be invisible. Regena has the uncanny ability to zero in on a particular woman’s story that is the perfect medicine for the room. I have learned that in sisterhood we are all connected and that every woman’s story is my story.

This past year my wife Kristen and I, both graduates of Creation from different sessions, decided to do the program together. We have been together for 15 years and through this work, our relationship has sweetened. Our communication has gotten so much better as we now have a shared language and a specific set of tools to use. We’ve been able to see all the beauty in each other as women and what that brings to our unique relationship. Creation taught us to recognize where we weren’t being completely vulnerable or transparent with each other. Now, our relationship is more rich, tender, compassionate and dynamic as we have seen our desires so quickly become reality.

059 Steph Kristen August 2015_v2Since getting involved with The School, we have seen 20-30% growth in all of our businesses. Amazing things are coming together on a grander scale and with more ease and grace. There is no question in my mind that this growth trajectory is a result of the work that Kristen and I have done along with all that we have learned at The School.

Creation has helped me connect with my emotional truth on a deeper, more authentic level. I thought that if I really allowed myself to feel my grief, my sadness, or my anger, I would fall into an emotional hole and never get out. I’ve learned that I don’t have to get stuck in that place, the emotion doesn’t have to take me down. I’m actually much more effective in my life if I do allow myself to feel and to capitalize on how those emotions feed me. I can practice the tools for 10 or 20 minutes, and then I’m ready to move on. Once I give myself permission to really let my feelings flow—the sorrows, the joys, and everything in between—I’ve seen how much life there is to celebrate.

Equality Utah Allies Dinner Sept. 2013 208 smallCreation has helped me be an even kinder person, mostly to myself. I have been able to see where I could be edgy or judgmental and worked to change it. I have softened and my scope of possibilities has widened and all of my relationships have improved and become more genuine.

I feel like I’m a better partner and spouse, a better sister and aunt, a better business partner and boss. I have learned that by embracing my feminine nature I am more powerful than ever.

Finally, it’s incredible to witness how this work has spread to our extended family. A few years ago, we brought several relatives to an Intro weekend—two sisters, two sisters-in-law, and six nieces—12 of us sharing the experience. The next thing you know, we’re doing Trinities and Dance Breaks at Thanksgiving dinner. The beauty of it is that Kristen and I aren’t leading them anymore, it’s my nieces and sisters who are teaching and sharing the tools—even the men in the family join in!

I come from a big Greek family. We truly love each other and are very close, and yet this work took us to a deeper, more authentic expression of that love. The ways in which we are able to see and support each other are astounding and the healing that has, and continues, to occur within our family is beyond my wildest imaginings. I am so grateful I had the courage to say yes when I felt the pull of Mastery and Creation.

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