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We have identified the following 4 primary elements as being necessary for the practice of Awakening. With these 4 elements in mind, we have designed a variety of offerings and experiences to meet you wherever you are in the process of waking up!
Riza is the Founding Director of Full Awakening and is the primary teacher as well. As a healer, teacher, and facilitator, she has been working directly with transformational energies and awakening processes for the past 30 years. Additionally, Riza has had the great honor to study with a variety of living teachers, masters in their traditions, for over 17 years.
Riza is a trained facilitator, and this informs her teaching style. She effectively leads students into having their own direct experiences, so that learning is self-discovery, rather than simply conceptualized ideas. Over the last 17 years, Riza has worked in a variety of settings from running a private practice, to teaching at community centers, to being an on-staff facilitator and therapist for a corporate non-profit. She enjoys working with individuals, in small groups, and with larger audiences.
Riza is delighted to be in the place to bring the Elements of Awakening to people in all walks of life!Read more about Riza
Waking up to life benefits both your personal quality of life, as well as the quality of life for those around you. When you feel lucid to what life is teaching, you gain a personal level of power that motivates you to experience new things, and become courageous to break through perceived limitations. Awakening isn't a singular moment though, it is a lifelong process fueled by direct experiences of something greater than you expected. We are here to help you have those groundbreaking experiences, as well as support you on your lifelong journey of awakening.
“If you want to awaken all of humanity,
then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,
then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give
is that of your own self-transformation.”
If you have found this site, chances are, you have already begun to answer the call!
We begin with Inspiration. Think of inspiration as a big breath of fresh mountain air. Receiving fresh ideas, new practices, and the stories of those who have gone before you, can help to fuel your journey.
The Magnetic Heart Membership is an affordable way to commit to a monthly practice of receiving. In the Audio Companion for the Magnetic Heart you will receive 2 new mp3 downloads each month: a 1 hour conversation from our Stories of Awakening project, plus a 30 minute guided meditation and intuitive teaching from Riza's Inner Circle. We also will be including periodic surprise bonuses such as recordings from live ceremonies, meditation music, and more!
These offerings are designed to gently and consistently sing you from your slumber.Sign me up for the Magnetic Heart Membership!
Community is incredibly important to any great movement, and we believe that we are in the midst of a great wave of change sweeping around the world. For those who wish to rise up and lead this change, it is important to feel in good company. For this we practice skills of deep listening, truth sharing, and self-acceptance. You must first belong to yourself before you can belong to others or the world.
Once you can attend to the transformation moving through your own life, you can offer support to others through your focus and stories. . .
A huge part of community is giving back. In Riza's Inner Circle we contemplate our own learning curves, discoveries, and experiences in service to the whole. We answer survey questions that help inform Riza's teaching and meditation for the Magnetic Heart during a monthly live call for the Inner Circle. Then we discuss in private how the teaching relates to us and dive deeper. This is a small intimate circle capped at 12 participants. We still have a few open spots and welcome you to join us if you feel called!Complete Our Circle
Bringing the elements of awakening into your workplace, into your home, and into all your relationships is recommended to improve your quality of life. For that reason, we are bringing Support practices to you where you are.
Read below to see how you can turn your workplace into a space that you would like to be.
The future of business is dependent on a new understanding of wellness, both for the company and its members. As we evolve, we increasingly become aware of the need for balance, clarity, and creativity in all areas of our lives. The sustainability of a job can hinge on how people feel while working at an organization, and the integrity with which the organization implements core values.
Full Awakening is excited to support companies and their employees in the creation of healthy workplace environments through offering trainings in mindfulness, compassionate communication, and stress mitigation.Learn more!
The biggest obstacle people face in engaging with transformational practices is not time or financial resources, it is the fear of what lies in wait below the noise. Modern life is hectic, loud, and fast. In all that movement it is easy to leave wounds untended and trauma unhealed. We often have no experience with how our internal environment has become an unsafe place to call home. As soon as we start to quiet down the outer noise, we may find our internal environment rising up to be seen. That may feel scary, but we believe it is a good and necessary step forward. At Full Awakening, helping folks to heal trauma and create holistic practices of self knowing is something we are deeply committed to. We believe the viability of the vision to create a new social fabric of wakefulness and thrivability depends on making space and time for healing. Deeply working on releasing old wounds has the ability to re-empower the individual to take responsibility for how they live and what they create.
Read below to see how you can turn your inner world into a home.
During your 21 session exploration, you will learn how to heal your heart, re-train your brain, and sanctify your life to become a vessel for truthful expression and joyful living.
We work on a rhythm of 2 months on and 2 months off for integration. Whether you choose to take this class as an individual process, small group class, or online self-study program, we will all move together so we can support each other's process through online forums and energetic containership.
Our next Rise and Shine course starts February 24th, 2020.Learn more!
Once you have healed your old stories, you may feel called to help others heal too. Your tender heart will open to a world engaged in needless suffering and the feeling of being able to truly help is amazing. Graduates of the Rise and Shine program may receive an invitation to participate in an apprenticeship to become a facilitator for Full Awakening.
This opportunity is by invite only . . . when the time is right!
"I have been working with Riza in various small group settings for almost two years now, and every single experience has been moving and powerful! Riza really knows how to listen to what her clients are saying from her heart and offers the most genuine and powerfully applicable guidance I have ever received from a healer. She has also taken the time to get to know me as a person and always makes me feel comfortable, safe, and well cared for in our sessions. The way Riza holds space for others allows them to feel safe to really dig into their own healing process. On top of her power as a transformational guide, Riza is one of my favorite people in the world. She is raw, witty, kind, and wise beyond her years. By being fully and wholly herself in all settings, Riza invites others to show up as themselves in the same way, creating a beautiful container for deep healing. I can't recommend working with Riza enough!! "