BEology

BEology: The Study & Practice of Well-Being

We are committed empowering others to become more engaged in their lives through education, self-discovery and experience. We combine yoga philosophy, mindfulness, psychology and neuroscience through a blend of lectures, practices and self reflection exercises. With great courage, integrity and love we embrace our responsibility to co-create a world where each of us, our communities, and our planet can thrive.

Why BEology?

We have become a culture of human ‘doings’ versus human ‘beings’. As a society we have started ‘shoulding’ all over ourselves and everybody around us. Most days are filled with to-do lists, stress and expectations as a result of our success driven bigger, better, faster culture. Many find themselves continuously checking boxes, and chasing goals, yet true fulfilment, and happiness seem elusive.

As a culture we are obsessed with retaining youth and extending life expectancies and yet neuroscience has confirmed we spend at-least half of our days not paying attention or completely checked out. We spend the majority of our waking hours planning for the future, ruminating about the past or lost in fantasy of a different reality. Stress is on the rise with 50% of adults reporting moderate to high amounts of daily stress. Mental illness, addiction and poverty are rampant in many of our communities despite abundance. Only 8% of adults claim they feel their work enhances their wellness even though this is how many people define themselves or spend the majority of their days. In addition the world health organization has 8 of the top 10 mortality rates listed as “lifestyle diseases” which are directly related to stress.Clearly a shift needs to happen.

 

Who you are BEING is also what you are becoming. Get off the wheel to live for real.


The BEology project was created in order to empower individuals with both education and self-care tools to transform the way they show up in their bodies and lives.

There are many coaching programs that focus on achieving your goals, potential and success and many wellness programs that look to improve health through diet, exercise and stress reduction, however many of these programs and techniques do not actually get to the root of motivation and behaviour.

BEology offers education on how our brains and bodies work and explores various psychological theories about why and how habits are formed combined with self-compassion and mindfulness practices. These practices develop the self-awareness, empathy, trust and kindness necessary to make real sustainable change possible. No quick fixes, get rich quick or 5 easy steps to be happy, have better sex or change your habits.

 

What is BEology

BEology is the study and practice of well-being. BEology blends neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness and philosophy, offering a ‘users manual’ for the human experience. Once we understand the way our minds and bodies work (or at least a couple theories), we can upgrade our human OS from survive to thrive. Our brain is hardwired with a negativity bias which is fortified through the human doing culture and trauma.

The BEology tools develop self-awareness and self-compassion, increase emotional intelligence and interconnectedness, and foster an inner resource and peacefulness, which allows us to harvest more satisfaction in our moment-to-moment experiences.

When we move into the “being-state” we can experience a different perspective of our lives in which we do not identify so strongly or take everything so personally. It’s not that we are trying to eliminate all stress or repress difficult experiences, rather our intention is to develop a new relationship to the these unavoidable experiences.

Compassion and resilience allow us to embrace life; becoming motivated by love versus fear (jealousy, insecurity, lack, inadequacy and unworthiness). Instead of reacting, deflecting, pushing away and numbing, we can align more with our heart and who or how we want to BE in our lives.

When we drop out of our head and its constant expectations, judgements and ‘shoulds’ we can learn to trust our guts and align with our hearts Instead of trading our intuition for acceptance or being of victim of our habit loops, we can cultivate a more integral and engaged way of living. We can live like we give a f$&k.

 

BEology Manifesto

Disconnect to reconnect

Survive to Thrive

I to Us

More BEing. Less Doing

INTUITION over acceptance

More JUICE. Less Filler

More RECEIVING. Less resistance

If its not a HELL YES it’s a F$&K NO!

MAKE LOVE versus getting off

Get off the Wheel to Live for Real

 

 

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive” Joseph Campbell


BEology Projects

BEology customizes seminars, coaching, and retreats for individuals, couples, families and organizations interested in creating a culture of wellness, minimizing the effects of stress and trauma, developing self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and enhancing communication and collaboration. These lectures and seminars explain the neuroscience around stress, mindfulness and inner peace while exploring the psychology of emotional intelligence, inner criticism (the panel of assholes) and self-compassion. We will learn how to rewire our brains to create a life that is in alignment with our deepest values—LIVING LIKE YOU GIVE A F&$K!

 

  • BEology retreat
    August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017
    5:00 pm

  • BEology retreat
    August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017
    5:00 pm

Join Michele Theoret for a weekend unplugged in nature at a beautiful retreat centre in Winfeild Alberta. This retreat will include: Friday evening Dinner, wine, welcome discussion and set up Fire ceremony—During the fire ceremony we explore the concept of making a “F*&k it” list. In our culture we are so obsessed with goals and (more…)



  • BEology Project 12 Week Course
    September 21, 2017 - December 14, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • BEology Project 12 Week Course
    September 21, 2017 - December 14, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this 12 week course we will discuss BEology: The science of inner peace and the art of engaged living. The BEology  12-week course dissects the science of mindfulness, stress and habits, so that we may better understand the human operating system. We will utilize tools from psychology, such as self-reflection, and self-compassion to  gently and (more…)



  • September 22, 2017 - December 15, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • September 22, 2017 - December 15, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this 12 week  online course we will discuss BEology: The science of inner peace and the art of engaged living. The BEology 12-week course dissects the science of mindfulness, stress, motivation and habits, so that we may better understand the human operating system. We will utilize tools from psychology, such as self-reflection, and self-compassion (more…)



 Offerings:

  • BEology: Life Practice 12-week semester of BEology is a weekly group course which unpacks the science of inner peace an dated art of engaged living. Each week we will direct a new topic under the microscope of self-reflection and conversation. New tools will be provided in addition  to weekly assignments designed to apply the material to real life practiceJoin a current group or create your own group. Group courses are small intimate focus groups which meet weekly.
  • BEology 201: 12 week individualized program with a more personalized focus.
  • BEology Intensive : Weekend course.
  • BEology Retreats: weekend and 7 day offerings.
  • BEology Meditation and Mindfulness Training
  • BEology in the workplace.
  • BEology App (Winter 2018)
  • BEology: The science of inner peace & the art of living like you give a f$&k users guide and work book (Fall 2018)

 

Highlight Reel from BEology users guide and work book for finding inner peace and living like you give a f$&k

  • Blame it on the Brain: Like mili vanili we are victims of our environment. Our brains have evolved to focus on survival and not necessarily happiness and this leaves us with a negativity bias that is conditioned by our environments to focus on danger.
  • Let’s talk about Stress Baby: Yes, stress is devastating on our bodies. The WHO has 8 of the top 10 mortality rates as lifestyle disease with stress being the root. However, without stress we cannot grow. Current research shows how our “mind-set” can transform a breakdown into a break through. Resilience 2.0
  • Being vs. Doing: making love versus getting off: Intimacy is about being with all of our experiences without the need to fix or change anything. We spend so much time chasing pleasure through external sources while running away from discomfort and yet fulfillment seems elusive. The faster we run the farther away we get. True pleasure  and happiness are an inside job. Understanding our emotional drive systems and how to increase pleasure tolerance through mindfulness and relaxation allows us extract more pleasure from our moment to moment experience.

 

  • Zen and the art of cleaning toilets. The yoga poses, chanting, mediations are simply tools to strengthen us for the real arena called our life. That’s why it’s called a practice. Mindfulness is the practice of being awake in your LIFE.

 

  • Creating a “F*&k it” list. In our culture, we are so obsessed with goals and doing, that we fail to realize that in our quest for validation we are “should” ing all over ourselves and everybody else around us. In this conversation, we will talk inner critic, how “should happens”, why expectations are disappointments waiting to happen and how to rewire the panel of assholes in your head.

  • Composting: Turning “should” into fertilizer. Give yourself that which you are seeking through self-compassion and self-care

 

  • Pleasure 2.0 Making Love versus Getting Off: Learning to extract more pleasure from simple everyday experiences, turning ordinary to extraordinary through presence.

 

  • Self-Love versus self-hate: Why self-compassion is the new discipline allowing us to transform fear, guilt and shame and connect us to our deeper values, desires and intentions.

  • Inter-being: A famous psychologist Maslow discovered  near the end of his life that beyond a human’s need to “self-actualize” (fancy word achieving optimal potential) is the need for “self-transcendence” or to be of service to something larger that the self.  When we get to this place we are motivated by love over fear upgrading our personal philosophy from I to us and we can live like we give a F%^K

 

Please contact Michele Theoret for more information, corporate or one on one programs: info@empoweredyoga.ca