SPRING 2020

free+spiritwork

Ren's approach to spiritual cleansing

the body is a grimoire.

The human body is a fantastic guide in spiritual matters. Our immune system is complex. but it is a complexity with which we are all intimately familiar. This familiarity makes it simple to develop a more nuanced, responsive spiritual practice, rather than relying on one-size-fits-all prescriptions.

I could give you a strict prescription to memorize. You need to find time to ground every morning and night for at least ten minutes! Make sure to exhale and relax your pelvic floor.

Or, we can take a page from the mythology of the body. How often should I be pooping? How do I know if I need to poop? Ah, a very familiar complexity! 💩 

Even better, save time by combining the practice and the metaphor. The toilet is an awesome place to practice spiritual and energetic grounding. (Ren sings Frozen style) Let it goooo. Let it goooo. 

This body-led method can be applied to psychic shields, cleansing, cord clearing, and even curse removal. Sometimes we need a mask and gloves. Sometimes we eat the cookie we dropped on the floor. (30 second rule!) Sometimes we need a long, hot bath. Sometimes we just need to get the dirt out from under our nails with the garden hose.

Animism invites us to think like poets, finding magic and medicine in a well-crafted metaphor. 💩💩💩

The human body is a fantastic guide in spiritual matters. Our immune system is complex. but it is a complexity with which we are all intimately familiar, which allows us to develop a more nuanced, responsive spiritual practice.

where

@freespiritwork

This class takes place on a private Instagram account visible only to students who have registered.

when

May 13th-May 27th

Lessons will be posted during the last weeks of May. Class will be archived when the next free training begins in August. 

where

@freespiritwork

This class takes place on a private Instagram account visible only to students who have registered.

when

5/13/2020-5/27/2020

Lessons will be posted during the last weeks of May. Class will be archived when the next free training begins in August. 

the elephant in the room

I’ve had this class on the schedule since December. And it’ll be on the schedule again spring of next year. But yeah, what a time to be discussing spiritual hygiene. 

On the one hand, my parents in Texas caught the virus in March and are, thankfully, recovering. But, I’m fully fed up with the exploitative and flippant marketing. (Of course, sensitive folks like us don’t need something to threaten our loved ones for us to feel the impact. Our empathy runs deep. Grief moves through us like the outer bands of a hurricane that hasn’t decided yet where to make land and with what sort of force.) 

On the other hand, I love the memes. I believe in humor and irreverence and the power of laughing maniacally into the oncoming storm. Kate McKinnon is at home doing sketches with her cat for SNL, and it’s glorious.

I invite and welcome you to feel multiple ways about things, too. Life is complicated; feel free to be a walking contradiction, my friend. 

Here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to offer this class on spiritual cleansing in a way that I feel will be sensitive to our collective pandemic-awareness, which, mostly means not talking about the elephant. You’re not short sources for news, advice, and memes. I’m going to focus on offering y’all the best, simplest, and most effective spiritwork tools in bite-sized, easy-to-digest, lessons that will be available on your schedule. But, if you have a question about how to relate the material to your personal experience of the pandemic, you’re free to ask. 🐘

3 video lessons

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1 guided working

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1 live q&a

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posts, stories, quizzes, and sharing
to help you focus, find your way, and connect with a community of free spirits!

3 video lessons

+

1 guided working

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1 live q&a

+

posts, stories, quizzes, and sharing
to help you focus, find your way, and connect with a community of free spirits!

meet the teacher

Howdy, free spirit! I’m Ren Zatopek, a traditional spiritworker from Texas, long-time west coast witch, now living in beautiful North Carolina. I look a bit younger and sweeter than I really am. I take that back. I am genuinely the sweetest. I’m sweetly humming a tune as we dig through mounds of ancestral skulls together, weeping sticky tears that look like crude oil and starlight. You’re getting tired, and I’m there to put an arm around your shoulder and say, “Keep digging, friend!”💀

In my experience, most of the time, sweet, sensitive support is just what’s needed to help folks through their usual and unusual blocks. Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down! 🎵 I’m your mystical Mary Poppins complete with magic purse of infinite depth and ability to turn chalk drawings into portals to the Hidden World.

I also am inclined to swearing like a sailor, shape-shifting around bonfires, and studying a variety of martial arts…which may or may not be like Mary Poppins, because really, what do we know about Mary? She might be into swords and sailors. She’s a very mysterious witch.

testimonials

lauren tannenbaum

maker of music, potions, and mischief for good

I have been humbly asking to meet my teachers for a while now. I’d looked at other courses in the magical arts, but when a friend shared Ren’s work, I thought: “Yes! This is what I’ve been looking for!” 

Ren verbalized a knowing I’ve had in my body that there’s more to this life—something deeper, something else—and invited me further into that mystery in a way that aligned with my ethics, values, and interests.

Ren creates a safe, inspirational, fun, and truly extraordinary environment where transformation, healing, and profound magic isn’t just possible, it’s inevitable. (Although, beware, her sense of humor might make you pee yourself!) I am seeing the beauty of simple things—the tendrils of ivy, a friend’s freckle, a trusted soup ladle…bread! 

I am noticing a huge uptick in my creativity, problem-solving, and experience of synchronicity. I feel empowered by what I don’t know and what I have yet to discover, rather than discouraged. I am trusting myself in a way that is new and astounding to me.

I experienced awesome growth during the winter trainings. I made bold choices that didn’t feel possible a few months ago. I feel stronger, lighter, clearer. 

I feel wild. I feel free.

testimonials

lauren tannenbaum

maker of music, potions, and mischief for good

I have been humbly asking to meet my teachers for a while now. I’d looked at other courses in the magical arts, but when a friend shared Ren’s work, I thought: “Yes! This is what I’ve been looking for!” 

Ren verbalized a knowing I’ve had in my body that there’s more to this life—something deeper, something else—and invited me further into that mystery in a way that aligned with my ethics, values, and interests.

Ren creates a safe, inspirational, fun, and truly extraordinary environment where transformation, healing, and profound magic isn’t just possible, it’s inevitable. (Although, beware, her sense of humor might make you pee yourself!) I am seeing the beauty of simple things—the tendrils of ivy, a friend’s freckle, a trusted soup ladle…bread! 

I am noticing a huge uptick in my creativity, problem-solving, and experience of synchronicity. I feel empowered by what I don’t know and what I have yet to discover, rather than discouraged. I am trusting myself in a way that is new and astounding to me.

I experienced awesome growth during the winter trainings. I made bold choices that didn’t feel possible a few months ago. I feel stronger, lighter, clearer. 

I feel wild. I feel free.

Ren's approach to spiritual cleansing.

Let's do this. 💩

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