Let me guess...

You feel stuck because you don't know how to integrate your spirituality with your busy life.

Let's get real about modern spirituality.

Did the Great Yogis who came before you really have to make such intense sacrifices on their spiritual paths? 

& can you actually imagine yourself doing any of that, given all of the sacrifices you've already made to grow your beautiful family and your career? 

To you, spirituality and modern life seem totally incongruent. 

 

And this hurts because you deeply want to live a dedicated, spiritual life but the realities of your day-to-day feel like huge obstacles.

 

I have good news for you.

 

In 2022, a transformational spiritual path is no longer defined by the things you need to give up.

 

Instead, it's oriented around the way you need to approach everything you already have

In just 5 months, I will totally reorient your approach to spirituality so you can continue to live & love in the world... 

...as opposed to a monastery.

Entering the Cave of the Heart:

a 5 month mentorship based in classical tantra.

Who actually has time to "retire to a cave" to live a life of solitary contemplation?

Every day you wake up to a new challenge—from the changes you're constantly navigating with your growing children, to the complexities of relating with your colleagues at work. And this feels frustrating because before you had kids or before you started your current job, it felt so much easier to live in a spiritual way.  

There's just no getting around it: a monastic life simply isn't an option for you.  

So, what does it actually look like to be a spiritual aspirant in 2022? 

You enter the cave of your heart.

In just 5 months, Entering the Cave of the Heart will help you to:

1.) Establish an effective & committed spiritual lifestyle that’s based in a traditional & sophisticated tantric worldviewso you can regain your spiritual footing in the midst of your busy life.

 

2.) Experience every aspect of your life as a potential access-point to the Divine. This is big, because once you shift from having beliefs in God to having consistently available experiences of God, it actually doesn't matter how busy your life is. And the best part? It's incredibly easy. 🤯

 

3.) Access more grounded faith & blissful neutrality. Stoke your sense of wonder about the world and the people in it. Enliven your connections to your friends, family, and co-workers. Step into more sovereignty as you become more and more self-contained and confident. 

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Megan B. [Sister Nettle]

Textile artist and mother.

Client for 6+ months

“I really can’t overstate how special it has been to work with Hanna and have her witness me and my journey with God. I’ve never been in a setting where I could bring up all my doubts and concerns and even sarcastic jokes about God and genuinely just be held and smiled at. Very different from all my experiences growing up in an organized religion. At the same time, this process has really brought me back home to religion in an ancestral way, and I find myself wanting to be “religious” more than I ever thought possible!”

Have you ever felt this way in regards to spirituality?

1. “I don’t have enough time” 

 

I would like for you to just gently set that idea aside for a moment. What I teach is a form of integral spirituality in which we bridge the gap between formal practice and engaging with the world. Taking time for stillness and contemplation is still essential on the integral path—but it isn’t some sort of multi-hour endeavor that we commit to every day. Not even close! What we do on the integral path is drag the peace that we access in our formal practice out into the world, thus transmuting everything we encounter into a spiritual practice in and of itself. So, the feeling of not having enough “time” for spirituality is incongruent with this idea. In this case, you actually have all the time in the world—because every moment is an opportunity to practice.   

 

2. “I don’t deserve spiritual transformation. That’s an experience for other people, not me.” 

 

I hear this one a lot, and it makes sense given the culture of Normative Christianity, in which we are told that paradise is reserved only for certain people. However, connection with the Divine is actually your birthright. And from the worldview that I operate from—God is latent within everything. From the perspective of classical tantra, God is either more revealed or more concealed in our experience. A revealed experience of God isn’t reserved for “chosen people” or for people who are “better” than you. It’s your Divine right—and yet: there is a key to accessing these experiences. These keys are available to everyone. This orientation towards life is the foundation of my client work.

 

3. “I need xyz to change before I can take my spiritual process seriously.” 

 

This one is totally understandable. The incredibly complex dynamics of everyday life present all sorts of obstacles—emotionally, physically, and spiritually. "I need a new job" "I need a bigger apartment." "I need a better relationship." I get it, but hear me out: The Great Yogis of past and present didn’t attain what they attained from waiting around for their circumstances to change. They took their circumstances and drank them like wine. When we study the lives of Saints, it becomes apparent that circumstances are never the problem—the only problem is the way that circumstances are approached in the mind. I do not teach a type of spirituality that guarantees a life without challenge and difficulty. What I teach is a type of spirituality that is resilient and transformative in the face of all of life’s challenges and difficulties. The good news is that this approach to life can actually enliven every aspect of our day-to-day—even the hard stuff.   

 

4. “I want to live a spiritual life but it feels too complicated.” 

 

Growing a bountiful garden seems complicated as well if you don’t have a solid roadmap for success. When you’re growing a garden—you usually have a goal: Abundant foods and herbs to eat and enjoy. Setting this goal naturally motivates you to do what needs to be done to get there—from preparing the garden beds, to ordering the seeds, to setting the irrigation, and mitigating the pests. When you take on the task of understanding all of the essential, moving parts of a successful garden—the act of growing gets easier and you can begin to view yourself as a participant in the larger process of the Intelligence of Nature. The spiritual process is similar—when increase our understanding of the goals and the parts—we, too, become participants in the Intelligence of God that is working on our behalf to awaken us to a more expanded Reality. 

I have the roadmap you're looking for,

do you want to join me? 

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Megan B. [Sister Nettle]

Textile artist and mother.

Client for 6+ months

"Working with Hanna has helped me open doors within myself that I honestly never thought I’d reach in this lifetime! I’ve always been journeying through states of atheism, agnosticism, animism, and feeling so much “unknown." And while we will always live in Divine Ignorance, I’m now more secure and certain than I have ever been."

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Who am I?

    Hanna Williams [she/her]    

➵ Initiate and student of Classical Shakta Tantra - [7+ years]

➵ BA in Religious Studies - Naropa University 

➵ Independent research of World Religion - [10+ years]

➵ Neurotransformational Coaching Elite Coaching University 

 I was a staunch atheist until I was 19 years old.

 

Yep, you read that correctly.

 

I’ve spent my entire life preoccupied with the pursuit of truth; searching for what’s real. Growing up, all I was offered was the preferred truth-seeking method of the overculture: science. This was the only explaining story that was given to me aside from Normative Christianity—so, I went with it.

But… how did I shift from denial of God to experience of God?

 

 You can read the full story here, but in essence: I was humbled by the Intelligence of Nature. When I was 19, I met God in a compost heap working on a farm. Soon, my experiences became incongruent with my scientific understanding. This is because science doesn’t allow room for the full-spectrum of human experience. So, as the Divinity within Nature continued to conquer my false sense of knowledge [atheism], I gave more consideration to alternative ways of knowing—ways of knowing that acknowledged the full-spectrum. This led me into 10 years of studying religion, which ultimately landed me in the Tantric tradition I am initiated into today. As my experiences deepened, it became clear to me that there was much more going on than meets the eye. Experience is a key term here because my spiritual turning point was a shift away from belief-systems to experiential-frameworks.

 

I don’t have beliefs. I have experiences.

I don’t believe in God. I experience Her.

 

 Now, I empower others to make this shift through the sophisticated framework of my spiritual tradition [maha śakti yoga] and my 10 years studying world religion. What if God was like an old, loving friend who’s been trying to contact you—and all you need to do is learn how to answer the phone? I look forward to guiding you through this process. Sometimes the most sophisticated systems are based in the most simple methods.

 

 So—what’s an example of a sophisticated system? My spiritual lineage. I am a student and initiate of a classical Shakta (Goddess) Tantric tradition and have been studying in my particular lineage for over seven years. This living lineage can be traced back from student to teacher to the founder of Kashmir Shaivism: Abhinavagupta.

 

 This lineage of classical Tantra is grounded in working with the transformational power of Grace, developing positive orientations in the mind that empower growth and connection, and living in service to the world (the Divine itself.)

 

 Ultimately, I am here to act as your guide, mentor, and mirror to reflect back all that already exists inside of you [Divine Potentiality].

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Megan B. [Sister Nettle]

Textile artist and mother.

Client for 6+ months

"But now having worked with her for six months, I have so many concrete things in my day to day life that I can look at and say: “oh my gosh, I am moving in such a different way than I was before. I am able to hold space where I couldn’t before! I moved through that with so much more grace.” My ability to slow down and witness my reality and be less reactive has been huge. On a spiritual level, my understanding and natural inclination to prayer has grown so much, my confidence in my connectedness and inherent right to reach for God, are all things that have come so naturally for me through this process…"

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But enough about me… let’s talk about you.

🌹 You’ve been interested in spirituality for a long time now, and have done a fair bit of study on your own. You're ready for an outside perspective and desire to enter into a relationship with someone who can guide you in your path and hold you accountable to your goals.

 

🌹 You see the value of traditional spirituality but feel scattered in your practice. You have a tool box of practices already, but don’t use anything consistently and you need help to figure out what’s most effective.

 

🌹 Metaphor excites you—you can sense that the Divine is lovingly trying to wake you up in the form of the messages It sends to you through the events and people of your life.

 

🌹 You take your career or your family seriously, but can’t see how to bridge the gap between your responsibilities and your spiritual desires.

 

🌹 You care deeply about the people, plants, and beings of world want to seek justice for all—but are understandably afraid of spiritually bypassing the darker aspects of life. You want to understand how to compassionately detach from what you’re experiencing, while also working to make life better for the sake of all beings.

 

🌹 You’re very, very curious. You’re always listening to podcasts or spiritual talks. You read books about the world—how cultures came to be; how our shared history effects the now. You’re a seeker after truth in many areas of life—spirituality included.

 

🌹 You love having deep conversations with people and prefer to skip the small talk, but you’ve gotten to a point in your spiritual passion where you have a hard time talking about your interests with your friends and family. You need someone else to talk to who’s on a similar level to you.

 

🌹 You’re feeling disillusioned with pop-spirituality. A lot of it seems flimsy, especially in the face of everything you’ve experienced in the last two years. You’re looking for something with more weight; an explaining story for what the heck is going on here with more brevity and sophistication. You’re looking for something that can hold up no matter what happens. You’re looking for a viewpoint to adopt for the long haul.

 

🌹 You see mystical value in the lightness of life as well as the darkness—that the Divine is latent within our greatest ecstasies and also our most challenging hardships. You have already experienced that transformation is available through both joy AND sorrow. You know that you're here for the full-spectrum of Human experience, & you’re looking for a path that embraces this.

Entering the Cave of the Heart IS for you if: 

You are already familiar with yoga or have a keen interest in diving into it. You’ve done Modern Postural Yoga for many years but desire more philosophical understanding. Or, you’ve dabbled in a couple of paths but find my worldview inspiring enough to want to narrow things down.

 

Stimulating conversation excites you. You love to think deeply about things. You crave moments that suddenly shift your perspective. You love to have people in your life who not only support your inner life, but also mirror back to you what you’re experiencing.

 

You understand the value of spiritual discipline, but in order to integrate it into your daily life, you feel like you need an accountability partner. 

 

“Grace wears the mask of discomfort and eagerly waits to see if you’ll recognize Her.” You’ve been transformed by life’s hardships enough times to feel comfortable with the idea of Divine timing. You don’t necessarily seek hardship, but you can feel a thread of Intelligence working in your life—including the hard stuff. You want to give words to this experience.

You definitely don’t want to participate in “spiritual bypassing.” You want to consciously show up, but sometimes the intensity of life has you stepping back. You’re looking for a spiritual system that accounts for this feeling in a way that’s ethical and supports your commitment to serving the world.          

Entering the Cave of the Heart is NOT for you if: 

You have no interest in the path of yoga. This mentorship program is based explicitly in the worldview and framework of Classical Tantra / Maha Śakti Yoga. Due to my background studying world religion, I often reference other traditions. However, if you have no interest in the path of yoga, this mentorship program is not for you.

 

❌ You’re on the fence about your faith in God. I work with people who are already familiar with spirituality & feel firm in their faith, but need more guidance around what works and what doesn’t work; to unpack the experiences they’ve already have and will continue to have.

 

You are not prepared to spend time each week reading/listening to supplemental material. There will never be more than 45 minutes of supplemental material to review, [and not even every week], but I only work with people who are prepared to show up to sessions on time, ready to discuss the topic for the week.

 

You’re seeking guidance with Modern Postural Yoga. This mentorship program does not address the 3rd limb of yoga, asana, at all. I encourage you to look for a teacher in person to continue exploring this aspect of the yogic path.

 

You have no interest in expanding your mind or questioning your sense of self. You find liminal spaces to be uncomfortable and would rather feel totally in control at all times. You’re resistant to change or taking personal responsibility for your part in your life.

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Megan B. [Sister Nettle]

Textile artist and mother.

Client for 6+ months

"A big part of what Hanna offers is the opportunity to be able to access her years worth of education and spiritual practice/knowledge, and through that move through your own lessons and milestones more quickly and gently than you would without a guide in some form. And that could not be more accurate for me. When I say I’ve gained clarity on parts of my spiritual framework that I thought I’d never find in this lifetime, I really mean it. A lot of times at the beginning of my session after we meditate together, I just find myself crying from a soft and loved place, because this entire journey has been that special for me and I’m so grateful to have found my spiritual home within myself in this lifetime." 

 So, how does it work?  

Entering the Cave of the Heart is a 5 month program that includes:

 

18 weekly zoom sessions to guide you into the cave of your heart

 

Supplemental material to review and digest depending on the week’s topic.

 

Access to me on Voxer [a voice/text app] in between sessions. This space is great for briefly unpacking a thought / experience / breakthrough that may come up in between our scheduled time together.

 

Access to my entire suite of classes:

[Grace 101, The Ego 101, Sacred Spaces 101, The Guru/Disciple Relationship, & The Steiner Reading Room, a 12 week journey through a classic occult text.] 

Cost of enrollment:

One payment:

$2,750

Payment plan:

$570 x 5

 What sets me apart from other guides:  

What makes me unique is that I am empowered by my guru [and thus my lineage] to work with people and teach about spirituality.

 

These days, association with lineage is quite unusual, especially online. Nothing that I teach is my own "trademarked method." And, I certainly didn't figure all of this out entirely on my own. Being self-taught and offering an original idea isn't a bad thing—it’s just a different flavor. What I offer [lineage-based spirituality] is simply a rare flavor of modern spirituality. 

 

In addition to this, my position within this lineage has give me A LOT of experience with being a student. A student like you. This grounds me and allows me to bring more compassion into my client work, because I have been you. 

 

➵ I’ve been confused about shifting identities;

➵ I’ve been baffled about integrating new practices and worldviews;

➵ I know how tough it can be to work with the ego.

 

And in addition to this: I am committed to always remaining in the position of a student. I learn something new every day with my clients, and I consider this to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my work. 

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What Entering the Cave of the Heart will do for you:

 

After five months with me: 

1.) You will be established in a grounded and effective spiritual lifestyle. You will feel less scattered in your practice, and have a full toolbox of potent methods to sustain your devotion and deepen your spiritual awareness.

 

2.) You will face every aspect of life with renewed faith and perspective. You’ll recognize that it doesn’t matter how busy or challenging life becomes—God is always there waiting for you.

3.) You will be more resilient and easeful in the face of your responsibilities. Difficult conversations with your boss will become exciting opportunities for growth. Moments with your children will feel more present and enlivened.

 

4.) You will step into the great paradox of the spiritual experience: the more space you create between you and your experiences, the more present you feel. You will understand why neutrality is the key to accessing bliss.

I see you & what you are feeling is normal.  

You are exhausted from years of trying to piece together the spiritual mystery on your own. This feels difficult because:

1.) You're finding that the pieces don’t always add up when you pull from too many different traditions.

Of course you’re exhausted. You’ve unconsciously taken three 500 piece puzzles and dumped them all onto the same coffee table, expecting the process of putting it all back together to be coherent and easeful. Each puzzle is beautiful and worth exploring—but it’s too much to try to piece all of them together on top of each other. You can explore each puzzle eventually—but together, we could explore one and allow that to be the foundation for the other puzzles you try out in the future.

2.) You feel totally alone in this process. 

➵ You don’t have anyone you trust to talk with you about the experiences you’ve had spiritually or the thoughts you have about how the world actually works.

➵ You’re tired of not feeling seen in your experience by the world, and not feeling heard in your spirituality by your peers.

➵ On one level this is unbearable, and on another level you can feel that you’re not progressing as much as you could in the absence of this kind of support.

3.) You have an intense, deep desire to live a life in service to God—but you struggle to feel consistently connected to your sense of Divinity.

The good news is that this is SO incredibly common, and the way that we remedy this is to learn how to recognize God in revealed states, and God in concealed states. This is a foundational approach in my work that will help you to feel more consistently connected to God—who is your own true Self.

...can we get real for a moment?

You're stuck at a spiritual crossroads:

 

😖 You're feeling tugged in two directions: towards the world and away from the world.

 

😖You're frustrated because your spiritual ideals aren't always matching your conduct.

 

😖 You can feel a disconnect between how you want to be, and how you actually are as you move through life.

 

😖 You deeply desire to turn your relationship into a devotional practice, but you struggle to  slow down into each precious moment of love.

😖 You aspire to view conflict as a transformational occasion, but when sh*t gets real—you find yourself failing the tests.

 

I'd like to welcome you into this holy transition space, where your ideals aren't quite matching your actions yet. This is a totally normal experience. & I am here to help you to cross through the threshold to a new way of being. 

You will not find what you are looking for in another book or podcast episode. You need to take the next step and receive compassionate guidance from someone [me] who has been in your shoes.

5 months from now you will be:

➵ grounded within the knowledge you’ve already gained,

➵ situated within a new spiritual framework to support your process,

➵ and clearly understand what you need to move forward, through the mirror of our supportive relationship. 

I know how excited you are by this,

and I’m here extending my hand to you.

My job is to support you.

I will hold space for you to integrate new perspectives,

I will listen compassionately to your struggles,

➵ and I will joyously celebrate your successes.

 

I’ve had the great honor of witnessing my clients transform into resilient, spiritual beings who move through life with more poise and ease. Let’s start this journey together—I can’t wait to reflect on how much you’ve grown 5 months from now.

 

🌹You want to live a spiritually driven life.🌹

You want to be led by Spirit.

All of this is your birthright.

Entering the Cave of the Heart

will allow for all of this, and more.

Client success stories: 

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Genevieve E.

Sommelier

 

"Working one on one with Hanna over the past few months has been a precious gift. Her humor, compassion, instincts, and  deep knowledge and understanding of spiritual practices are unmatched. I feel like I discover something new and transformative every week, either in our sessions or between them as I integrate the things we talked about. Over the course of our time together, the interconnectedness, simplicity, and beauty of the spiritual path, (of which Hanna is an expert navigator), has continually amazed and delighted me. Sometimes the path is hilarious, sometimes it's painful, but there is always the offering to find Grace in the process. Working with Hanna has given me access to more joy, more gratitude, more GRACE (even and especially when things are crummy), and a deep trust in my self and in the unfolding of my life. I would enthusiastically and ecstatically recommend her as a Spiritual Field Guide. Plus she’s really funny."

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Constance E. 

Outdoor Advocate

"My decision to apply to work with Hanna has turned out to be one of the best choices I’ve made for myself. Hanna’s compassionate and capable guidance has strengthened me in a lot of different ways after a month of working together so far. I came to Hanna expressing the desire to be both more reliable as a person and more grounded in myself and my understanding of other people. The work I’ve been doing has blossomed beyond those initial goals as I’ve seen changes in my day to day life. The tools Hanna has equipped me with have enabled me to pull on threads that I’ve been curious about for years and finally start to unravel some awesome discoveries about what growth and self effort and love really are. Hanna is an intelligent person, full of Grace and a sparkling type of wisdom that brightens even the densest subjects. I’ve really loved working with her!"

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Roxanne S. 

Musician 

 

"Working 1:1 with Hanna has been positively impactful. Like working with a really wise friend, I felt completely safe and held in the container she obviously thoughtfully cultivates with much care and respect. I came into this 1:1 with a lot of discomfort in specific arenas of my existence; areas that I was having difficulty aligning with spiritually. Hanna gave me many tools to implement into daily life that I am absolutely actually using. One of the things I loved most about working with Hanna is her questions. She asked me so many that really prodded me in a way to become awake to how I am moving in the world. That kind of attention really put to the forefront that she was here to serve me and that she cared and listened intently. These questions also kept me in the driver seat of my experience; she wasn't telling me how to live my life. My intention going into this experience was to be more self assured. I come out of this eager to step into this state of assuredness- I am legitimately excited as I feel I am leaving this 1:1 moment a more true version of my self."

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Kelcie N. 

Animal Steward

 

"The space Hanna facilitated within our first month was truly and profoundly transformational.  Standing on the other side of those 4 weeks, it feels as if I'm fully my authentic self; yet paradoxically, a brand new being with untapped potential. True to the field guide title, the tools and knowledge Hanna possesses combined with her deep empathy and apt humor were integral in guiding me to my home within myself."

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