Online Course

How to let go, follow and cultivate resilience, power or whatever you need to feel more whole inside

Practical Spirituality Level 1: Turning Dead Ends into Doorways

Healing_PA_roundedAn Online Journey with Staci Boden (me!)

An interactive five-week online course for women with bonus mp3s, live calls, integrative practices, individual support, community building and more..

What would it mean to develop a relationship with life based on trust instead of fear?

Learn how to connect with earth-based and feminine wisdom every day through work, creativity, mothering or whatever is meaningful to you.

What is Practical Spirituality?

d-t_800round_8x10_wrmerMost of my life, I’ve been on a quest to find meaning and inner power (and strength and trust and…) that I can access through everyday living.

That’s because a spirituality that doesn’t help me navigate my screaming kids or find peace during a traffic jam is a hobby, not a way of life.

After realizing control was an illusion and holding onto New Age affirmations with a death grip did not equal a perfect outcome, I found a home in earth-based ways and feminine wisdom.

The premise of these sacred ways is simple: everything in life is a relationship. How you connect with yourself, people, projects, causes, animals, and the world is a relationship. We can even form a relationship with words through an intention.

Relationships have a life force–an energy–all their own. An energy we can learn to get behind and follow.

Following starts with letting go

Letting go means releasing attachment to a specific outcome as well as the fears, hopes and expectations it carries inside.

Through letting go, you open. You become teachable. This creates room to follow something bigger. You can follow anything–a relationship, cause, decision, job or prayer.

As you really let go and follow, shift happens to create new beginnings. Magic enters your life. You realize something more precious than a certain outcome: your own wholeness and power.

Meet 8 unique teachers for following energy

After studying earth-based ways, energy work and women’s spirituality for over a decade, I began working with people who were unfamiliar with following energy.

To bridge the gap, over time eight teachers emerged as a way to learn how to navigate uncertainty in daily life: fear, awareness, choice, body, intuition, energy, intention and surrender.

These eight teachers aren’t human, but they are dynamic doorways for awakening consciousness. I wrote about them in my book, Turning Dead Ends into Doorways.

To create a strong foundation, Practical Spirituality Level 1 focuses on the first 4 teachers: fear, awareness, choice and body.

Experience a five week journey

You’re invited to experience a 5-week journey online to practice letting go and following energy in daily life. I’ll be your guide, traveling with you and drawing upon all of my sacred relationships, plus my heart and sense of humor, to support you in growing yourself.

As soon as you sign-up, you’ll receive access to an online sanctuary with information and downloadable mp3s for creating sacred space, practicing grounding, and crafting an intention.

Your journey begins with choosing a focus, an intention, you’d like to practice following—strength, balance, gratitude, fertility, creativity, presence, trust. You decide.

Then, week by week, you’ll enter our online sanctuary to read, reflect, practice and integrate. You’ll also be invited to a live 90-minute weekly call with me. Each of these calls will be recorded for your convenience.

By the end of the five weeks, you’ll have a sense of letting go and following energy within yourself and daily living. You’ll also have some basics for a spiritual practice that can carry you through anything, because it lives inside.

Reading my book during the class will enhance learning. Turning Dead Ends into Doorways is available in paperback or ebook via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indie Bound.

What you receive

This course will teach you how to:

  • Craft and activate an intention to start a conversation with your soul
  • Connect with four foundational teachers to consciously navigate life
  • Gather at least one new insight about fear, awareness, choice, and body
  • Recognize synchronicity as a daily guide and trail of meaning
  • Follow energy with love, humor and wisdom in a down-to-earth manner
  • Experience a new spiritual practice to access more healing power

As you let go and start to follow energy, you grow something vastly more precious than any one specific outcome: you own capacity and strength. The kind of strength you can carry into any of life’s challenges.

Register for Practical Spirituality Level 1


Live Calls, Wednesdays
April 27 – May 28, 2016
4-5:30pm Eastern Time
Recordings Available.




Course Tuition: $299



Course Materials and Bonus Gifts:

  • Five weeks of 90-minute audio teaching recorded live as yours to keep.
  • Bonus downloadable audio guided visualizations and teachings on grounding, working with intentions, navigating fear and more.
  • A private online sanctuary for exploring, reflecting, practicing and integrating your experience.
  • Email support as you wish.
  • Other surprise gifts, just for you, arising from following the energy of the class.

Your Life Guide, Staci Boden


sb_pic_roundedI’m an earth-based healing practitioner, energy teacher and author of Turning Dead Ends into Doorways.

With over 15 years of experience, I teach individuals and groups how to follow energy and navigate life with Practical Spirituality. I am a certified Doula with a Master’s in Women’s Spirituality from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).

My group facilitation includes Maitri Breathwork™, 7Directions Dance Ceremony, and ongoing women’s circles. I also co-facilitate Maitri Breathwork Facilitator Training, a two-year certification with the Center for Sacred Studies.

Individual sessions in person, on the phone or via Skype include personal process, guided imagery and energy work addressing anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues.

For more information, visit my About page.

“Staci does not lead you into deep places unattended.” Anna C.

“I have worked with Staci for over a decade.  It isn’t really possible to explain briefly the depth of her capacity to hold people in their process, through the waves of life, with such careful attunement and mirroring and gentle guidance.  She ever so patiently helped me reconnect with my strength, trust myself, and walk with a real sense of my inherent capacity to choose life, which I had all but lost.” Carla S.

“The support and unconditional love Staci provides has given me a space to grow into my life. The lessons of the eight teachers and learning to, ‘lean in, follow the energy, trust myself and grow a relationship with the unknown’ has empowered me to heal from life-threatening illness, recover from PTSD, find the love of my life, and take the steps towards my true life calling.” Jade L.

“Staci is the real deal. Where other practices I’ve tried have been mere saccharine, her teaching is sweet honey, straight from the bee. She is a spiritual midwife, holding you in her arms as you are delivered from the pain of the past. I will give you this warning: Do not step into this process with Staci unless you are truly prepared to awaken that which has been sleeping, deep inside of you, for far too long.” Jenny B.

Week One: Entering the Unknown with Intention (April 27)

Our journey begins with a grounding meditation to create sacred space. I’ll share how Practical Spirituality found me and we’ll discuss what it means to let go and follow energy. Then we’ll focus on how to identify, craft and work with an intention. After addressing questions or comments, I’ll facilitate a guided visualization to activate your intention and we’ll be on our way.

In this session you will:

  • Experience an earth-based grounding meditation
  • Discover a practice for following energy
  • Discuss how to work with an intention in daily life
  • Receive support for crafting an effective intention
  • Practice a guided visualization to activate intentions
Week Two: Fear (May 4)

Our second session explores how to transform your relationship with fear.  Through working with your intention, you’ll learn to befriend, identify and sort through some different faces of fear. This will help you develop tools for navigating feeling stuck, frozen or overwhelmed in daily life.

In this session you will:

  • Notice initial insights from following your intention
  • Identify how an earth-based relationship with fear can be practical and accessible everyday
  • Practice guided imagery to identify fears relating to your intention
  • Experience fear as a red flag for awareness

Week Three: Awareness (May 11)

Our third week focuses on how awareness is a light switch for developing consciousness. First you’ll delve into guided visualization as a practice for developing awareness. Next, you’ll see how cultivating awareness sheds light on your intention. This will help you discover how to perceive energy inside yourself and through everyday living.

In this session you will:

  • Discuss awareness in light fear
  • Activate the power of noticing with guided imagery
  • Identify individual ways you notice awareness
  • Develop awareness regarding your specific intention
Week Four: Choice (May 18)

In our fourth session, we’ll explore choice as a conscious relationship with conflict. I’ll introduce a simple but life changing tool that shows you how to move from victimhood into empowerment. We’ll discuss how fear and awareness connects with choice. Our live call will include a guided visualization for developing an empowering relationship with your intention.

In this session you will:

  • Discover a life-changing tool, “the Triangles”, developed by the Center for Sacred Studies
  • Notice which prescribed roles you gravitate towards
  • Discuss practical guidelines for transforming victimhood
  • Connect choice with activating your intention

Week Five: Body (May 25)

Our final week begins with recognizing body as an ultimate doorway of transformation. A conscious body can be a tuning fork for self-realization in daily life. You’ll discover what you need to start making friends with your body, and even turn it into a sacred space. From there, we’ll reflect on fear, awareness and choice in relationship with body and your intention. Lastly, we’ll discuss some ways you’ve learned to let go and follow energy through your intention.

In this session you will:

  • Share how body has awakened consciousness in your life
  • Notice which of your senses are louder than others
  • Recognize your body as a tuning fork for sitting-with, holding and following energy
  • Discover how awareness and  body can help you sort through fear and activate choice

Register for Practical Spirituality Level 1


Live Calls, Wednesdays
April 27 – May 28, 2016
4-5:30pm Eastern Time
Recordings Available.




Course Tuition: $299



Course Materials and Bonus Gifts:

  • Five weeks of 90-minute audio teaching recorded live as yours to keep.
  • Bonus downloadable audio guided visualizations and teachings on grounding, working with intentions, navigating fear and more.
  • A private online sanctuary for exploring, reflecting, practicing and integrating your experience.
  • Email support as you wish.
  • Other surprise gifts, just for you, arising from following the energy of the class.

Course Reviews from Previous Students


heart_rounded“Practical Spirituality is a journey that lives up to its name, making spirituality real and activating your next level of potential. I had so many breakthroughs during this class it made my head spin in the most beautiful of ways.

Staci is a truly gifted teacher who always calls in a powerful circle of students, I encourage anyone (especially you!) to take the first step on this rewarding path.” Betty J.

“Practical Spirituality came around at the perfect time for me to journey with each teacher as doorway to greater self-knowledge and insight. Focusing on an intention became a guiding light for showing what was in our way of accessing higher states.

With the powerful sacred container held by Staci, support from fellow travelers and additional materials from Staci’s book, I had everything I needed to dive deep. Feeling lovingly held in this process, I learned to walk with practical steps over thresholds into new ways of being.” Mary M.

“Practical Spirituality is a foundational, life-skills course. Staci Boden simultaneously explains a simple and ever available path to navigating life on life’s terms AND facilitates participants through direct experiences of the tools and guides she discusses. She creates an incredible safe space for self-exploration, for harnessing resources, for honing skills, and for connecting all of this to daily life.” Serena C.