About Kala & Sara Antonía
The Story of Kala
According to Hawai’ian spiritual tradition, it is said that we are each born with a Bowl of Light. This is our Inner Radiance that we shine out into the world, the Essence of our truest self. As we go through Life, we inevitably make choices that come from the negative polarity; we say something snide, experience envy and jealousy, judge others, speak out of anger, etc. Each time we act from the negative polarity, we place a stone in our Bowl of Light. Over time, our Bowl becomes so full of stones that our Light is completely obscured. Some of us will arrive at this point in our lives and will know intuitively that something needs to shift. We find ourselves asking the question “What do I do, now?”. In this lineage, the answer is Kala – we flip the bowl over, dump the stones out, and begin again. Kala means to cleanse, to forgive, to release. It is a chance to create ourselves anew.
More About Sara Antonía
At one time, I was a Psychotherapist, now I am a Coach – but to be honest, I don’t particularly resonate with either of these titles.
The former seems to imply that I know more about you than you do or that there is something “wrong” and that I’m going to fix it.
Hard as I try to shift it, the latter still conjures an image of someone shouting at me to do sit-ups.
Certainly neither represents who I am and what I offer.
I’m more of a spiritual warrior, nature lover, truth speaker, hold-you-accountable no BS-er, supporter and celebrator of you!
We humans are complex beings with many layers of experience, and the support we seek in times of need must encompass this complexity.
Our healing and transformation, the reclaiming of our lives and hearts, our reconnection with all the parts of ourselves – these require an integrative approach.
The ways in which this all comes together will be unique to each individual – for you are the only one who will navigate the waters of your own life.
This is your journey. I’m here to help.
I have a BA in Psychology from the University of San Diego and an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. I completed an Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy program through the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies (GEIR) and have trained in Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, and Wilderness Therapy. I am currently pursuing certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
I started meditating in 1993 and had two years of formal training while attending Naropa, leading to a committed practice since 2009. As a teacher, I attended Mindfulness in Education conferences in both Washington DC and Denver, CO, and mindfulness practices were a part of the daily routine in my classroom. They are also a part of my daily life.
I completed Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in AZ in 2008 and have taught Hatha, Flow and Vinyasa style classes in AZ, CO and WA. I teach online classes and also see private clients, tailoring poses and sequences to each body’s needs. I am presently working toward my 500hr certification.
I am a current and ongoing student of Hank Wesselman – renowned author, paleo-anthropologist and leader in the field of Western Shamanism. I also study with other mentors in this field that I have had the honor of meeting along this incredible Path.
Finally, I am a licensed teacher and spent 13 years teaching Spanish to middle and high school students in CA, AZ and CO. While working on my teacher education coursework at Northern Arizona University, I completed a second BA in Spanish, studied Bilingual Multicultural Education (BME) and earned an ESL Endorsement.