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Liberate Yourself - Sherman Oaks
13323 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Aug 27 2023


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Blindfolded Cacao Journey: Cacao & Sound Bath Experience for you & your Dog





The space is created with the spirit of Co-healing and Co-regulation. We will open the space by serving Ceremonial Cacao to open our hearts, set intentions and connect to the frequency of gratitude, playfulness and expansive love and abundance.

Come heal in community in this multidimensional healing journey that combines the sacred plant medicine of cacao shared with love and reverence, in combination with intuitive & expressive movement + breathwork, and music.

Only the highest quality, organic, ethically sourced, ceremonial-grade cacao will be served with reverence, intention and love.

This journey is created in the spirit of unity with all creatures who inhabit this planet. Mama cacao comes to us to open our hearts so that we may see the oneness of this beautiful creation. Until we understand our connection to the energy of every being on this planet we cannot fully love an integrated and purposeful life. The ultimate goal is to learn how to coexist with every being that shares this space with us on this planet. When we can understand that our community and soul family is also within the plant and animal kingdoms, we can never again feel alone in this human experience. Through this journey, we will soften into much love, unity, and respect for our collective existence and create the harmony that is missing in our worlds.

All cacao will be made off premise and distributed in sealed mason jars for human consumption only! Every precaution will be taken to ensure the journey is safe for our four-legged friends!


What to Expect:

◌ Deep Heart Healing

◌ Expanded Creativity

◌ Emotional Release

◌ Deep sense of Community & Connection

◌ Greater Peace

◌ Greater Joy for Life

◌ Strengthening Mind-Body Connection

Additional Info:

Come with an empty stomach and open mind, as we Journey with the great spirit of the Cacao plant!

Upon arrival we will dive deeper into our intentions and emphasize grounding through meditation, before drinking Ceremonial Cacao, sustainably sourced from Peru.

This workshop is accompanied by music and is a living, breathing space of Co Creation. This means that the practices vary, depending on the needs and desires of those who show up.

The tools we utilize in this Ceremony may include, but are not limited to: Breathwork, Hands on Energy Healing, Somatic De-armoring, Inner Child Play, Tantric Vocalization, Dance, Card Readings, Group Discussion, Channeling & additional integration supports.

In this space of heightened Co Creation, we intend to open our Hearts and clear the channel to Divinity, within all the layers of our Being. We look forward to meeting you in the infinite field of possibilities!



Dogs who attend must be on leash, up-to-date on vaccinations and be ok in group settings and friendly with other people and other dogs.


In doing this work with dogs and humans for many years Kirsten has found that the best way to maintain control of the dogs and allow owners to really relax down themselves it can be too hard to control multiple dogs on leashes and give yourself the needed self-care relaxation time too. Therefore we limit it to 1 person per dog.

If you want to bring another dog you will need to purchase a separate ticket and it includes an additional person – You will need to bring someone with you to manage the dog on leash (spouse, friend, family member) It is a nice way to share the experience with someone that might not have their own dog but loves being around dogs and gets along with yours. They get the benefit of being around dog energy and getting some needed self-care relaxation time and you get to share in the experience together.

Should your dog get out of control or express aggressiveness towards humans or other dogs, you may be asked to leave the session to ensure the safety and calming energy of the group. You know your dog best so we leave leave it up to your best discretion. That being said if your dog deals with a lot of stress, anxiety, pain, ptsd or is an older ailing dog that gets along with others it can be very beneficial and healing for them.




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This class/event takes place in our covered outdoor garden that’s equipped with space heaters and blankets, please dress accordingly. Events will take place rain or shine.



Shivi was born in Chennai, India and grew up in Cary, North Carolina. From the vantage point of this side of their self-healing journey, Shivi can clearly see that they have been walking the spiritual path my entire life. Shivi was that little girl on the playground who talked with the flowers instead of playing tag with the other kids. They had their “imaginary” friend for longer than most kids were allowed and never stopped believing in the magic of this Earth and her ability to love and support them when everyone else failed me.

Shivi started and stopped their healing journey many times throughout their life, and firmly believe we all are healers. Their most recent sea-healing journey led to them to sit with many sacred plants to really process, clear and learn from their traumas and ultimately connect with their higher self to be fully guided in this work from their Soul’s voice. Our life is our PHD and in a world that demands credentials, Shivi wants to show up simply as themselves. Shivi offers themselves in service to their own healing by creating safe spaces for us to come together, to feel supported, and to co-regulate our nervous systems to create the life we all deserve.

But, they know there are those who need to know in order to feel safe and Shivi respects that also! They are trained in Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique created by Dolores Cannon. Shivi is also a certified Breathwork coach, Reiki level 1 & 2 energy healer, and transformational guide and soul integration coach. They have completed a sacred Cacao facilitator training to bridge this ancestral medicine with the needs of the modern world we live within.


Ashley holds sound baths 1-1 for humans and their pets, and or in nature for all to coexist and just be. She also holds 1-1 sessions for communication to see what your animal wants or needs to say, To help create a closer bond, and understanding. Also Energy healing in forms of meditation, chakra work, EFT tapping, and also acupressure.



More than a yoga studio, Liberate Yourself is a community created for spiritual and magically curious peeps like you! Everything we offer in our space – from infrared saunas to soundbaths, from classes to psychic readings, energy healing and crystals – is dedicated to helping you heal, transform and feel empowered to live your greatest life.


We have an incredible number of amazing events on our calendar every month beyond our Wellness Program. Full Moon Circles, Sound Baths, Acupunture Meditation, Cacao Ceremonies, Past Life Regression Journeys and lots, lots more. Check out our full calendar here:

Coming to class? Try our gorgeous, top-of-the-line Infrared Saunas before or afterward for just $30/hour (includes shower time) or $45 for couples. Hot tip: Infrared saunas are included with memberships.

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We often hear that the leading cause of our problems is within ourselves. But so is the solution.

It may seem far-fetched, but the power to solve all of our physical and emotional issues, whether it’s health, relationships, career, finances, self-esteem, or something else, is in our hands.

Metaphysical counseling helps us uncover the root of our suffering and address it accordingly. Let’s find out how!

Great for: Transitions, getting to the next level, breaking free of limiting beliefs or blockages, empowering one to believe in themselves, having accountability through your goals

what is metaphysics

Metaphysics is the most abstract branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of existence. In Greek, the word metaphysics means “after the things of nature”.

Metaphysics examines the very nature of reality. It offers explanations for phenomena that cannot be explained by “natural” science or that are “beyond the physical”.

This science studies the individual as a whole, as a physical and spiritual being.

Certain types of chakra healing and other holistic, spiritual healing practices, personal development, and even business coaching are based on metaphysics. They typically include working on physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of one’s being to resolve issues that person is facing.

The fundamental law of metaphysics is that every action or decision causes a reaction or an effect. Everything that happens to us (positive or negative) results from past actions or decisions in this lifetime or before the present life.

Similarly, everything we do now will have an effect on our life in the future. This law is better known as karma (action).

It is also believed that we must resolve our life’s issues in this lifetime.

What is metaphysical counseling?

Metaphysical counseling is based on the principle that everyone is sent by the Soul (higher self) to grow at all levels of their being through their life experiences and the lessons they learn in life.

Sometimes referred to as spiritual or transpersonal counseling, it represents a whole person approach – body, mind, and spirit. This type of counseling helps us better understand our life experiences by explaining aspects that our senses cannot perceive.

To put it simply, metaphysical counseling is a form of therapy that empowers us to empower ourselves.

There are many ways metaphysical counseling can take place. This will depend on the practitioner you choose, the kind of spirituality they practice, and the specific issues you may be looking to address.

Some counselors will advise you on the use of crystals for healing, while others will stress the importance of prayer.

This is why it is essential to find a counselor whose beliefs align with yours. Otherwise, your counseling might not have the desired effect.

What can metaphysical counseling help us with?

Metaphysical counseling is a type of holistic-approach therapy based on spiritual principles. This psycho-spiritual approach helps people live a more authentic life by making conscious choices.

It is a self-empowering therapy that gives us the tools to identify and address the imbalances in our belief system that cause conflict and prevent us from achieving success and happiness. These beliefs are so subconscious that we aren’t always aware of them.

With the help of a therapist, people can discover the fundamental causes of their suffering and reach a solution through self-discovery.

It is all about learning to utilize our own self-healing power to reinstate harmony.

This can apply on multiple levels – physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Good metaphysical counseling will address all of those.

What does a metaphysical counselor do?

A metaphysical counselor is capable of healing not only the human mind but the body as well. They can help with various mental issues, including depression, anxiety, and loneliness, or any physical illness, by offering guidance and support to their clients.

A metaphysical counselor can help us navigate our way to health, success, strength, or anything else we desire. They also help clients understand their spiritual nature in this lifetime and beyond.

Each counselor will have their own approach; some will focus on the metaphysical properties of the things around you and how to use those to your benefit, while others will prefer working on your own inner world.

We are all exposed to various positive and negative influences that shape our daily actions, thoughts, and reality. Negative impacts lead to issues like anxiety, negativity, and close-mindedness.

Metaphysical counseling aims to free people from these negative influences and their effects.

Gaining a better understanding of ourselves and our connection to the physical and spiritual world surrounding us with the help of a metaphysical counselor gives us the ability to recognize these harmful influences and build a defense mechanism.

The root of these problems lies deeper than the physical, mental, or emotional sphere. To find a solution, we must target the source. And that lies at the deepest and wisest level of our being – the level of the Soul. Many life situations can only be addressed through the metaphysical laws, and the soul factor is always present. Metaphysical counselors teach us numerous powerful techniques and spiritual principles we can utilize to find the greater good in any challenging situation.

They give us the tools to find a solution to our life issues without a struggle, using less energy in the process.

What to expect from your first metaphysical counseling session

During the first session, the client answers a series of questions regarding their life and the issues that are troubling them.

The counselor listens attentively to understand not only the surface issue but also the stressful beliefs and patterns that are causing the problem.

Further steps depend on the specific type of counseling and the counselor you choose. But after a counseling session, the goal is for clients to experience a greater sense of inner peace and well-being.

Not a one-size-fits-all approach

Metaphysics is a versatile form of therapy, so it can be adjusted to the client’s changing needs as the sessions develop.

Therapists use a variety of counseling skills and techniques. They usually determine which method is the most suitable, depending on the client’s condition at that moment.

For example, you may focus on meditation to prepare yourself for success but turn to more conversation-based therapy to deal with anxiety.

As you and your counselor work together, you will find what works best for you personally. This is one of the significant benefits of metaphysical approaches – they are highly flexible.

Metaphysics can be applied to almost any condition and is incredibly helpful with issues regarding:

mental health
challenges in the workplace
relationship issues
dealing with stress and anxiety
understanding emotional reactions
unlocking habitual patterns