Introducing The Circle:

a digital sister circle by black girl in om

Black Girl In Om presents Divine Disruption: The Circle 1.0, a digital sister circle for our global community. This past April and May, we offered a beta experience of our membership platform, The Circle, and welcomed 300 black women and women of color to join us in leaning into the unlimited growth opportunities, spiritual awakenings, and community support possibilities that this unprecedented moment in history affords us. 

Now, we open up this opportunity to the larger community in a self-paced journey of embracing that this moment we’re in is for us, not against us. 

Inclusive of the following themes, each member is provided an intentionally curated blueprint for healing and expansion, and a supportive community to grow with.

Breaking the Shell 

 Setting your Intention 

Moving from Spirit

Expanding Beyond Limitations 

Claiming Radical Self-Love through Joy, Nurturing, and Community 

The Circle provides members with daily journaling prompts, weekly thought exercises, guided meditations led by BGIO practitioners, an enriching conversation between our founder Lauren Ash and special guest teacher Rachel Cargle, and bonus content. All materials are pre-recorded but you can still engage with the material actively by posting comments in the discussion area to each lesson or in our very own forum.

Join Us

  • Core Intention I

    We provide a safe space for black women and women of color to practice breathing easy amidst uncertain and unprecedented times.

  • Core Intention II

    We cultivate a nourishing experience promoting personal growth, spiritual awakening, and community support in intentional response, not reaction, to the present, global crisis.

  • Core Intention III

    We spark conscious and subconscious healing.

Community Gratitude

"The fact that BGIO created a space that we could trust ourselves to be so vulnerable was amazing. Not to mention the amount of knowledge dropped. I left feeling empowered and transformed." — Lexus, BGIO Community Member

Our 5-Week Journey

  • 1

    Welcome to The Circle: Divine Disruption

    • Welcome To The Circle: Divine Disruption

    • Here's What To Expect

    • Schedule + Instructors

    • Words of affirmation as we begin.

    • Special Welcome Message from Lauren Ash

    • This Weeks Journal Prompts and Thought Exercises

    • Divine Disruption Playlist

    • Bonus: Audio Affirmation to Support Your Expansion

    • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Invitation to Reflect: Welcome Week Survey

    • NEW FEATURE: Submit A Testimonial

    • NEW FEATURE: The Circle Community Area

  • 2

    Breaking the Shell

    • [VIDEO] Guided Meditation with Lauren Ash: Breaking The Shell

    • Introduction to Breaking The Shell

    • Playlist for This Week's Journaling

    • This Week's Journal Prompts and Thought Exercises

    • Bonus: Audio Meditation to Support Your Stillness

    • Invitation to Reflect: Breaking The Shell Survey

  • 3

    Setting your Intention

    • [VIDEO] Guided Meditation with Akudo Mez: Setting Your Intention

    • Introduction to Setting Your Intention with Akudo Mez

    • This Week's Journal Prompts and Thought Exercises

    • Bonus: Values Worksheet

    • Invitation to Reflect: Setting Your Intention Survey

  • 4

    Moving from Spirit

    • [VIDEO] Guided Meditation with Paige Willis: Moving From Spirit

    • Introduction to Moving From Spirit Audio Message from Paige Willis

    • Playlist for This Week's Journal Prompts

    • This Week's Journal Prompts and Thought Exercises

    • Invitation to Reflect: Moving From Spirit Survey

  • 5

    Expanding Beyond Limitations

    • [VIDEO] Lauren Ash in Conversation with special guest, Rachel Cargle: Expanding Beyond Limitations

    • This Week's Journal Prompts and Thought Exercises

    • Bonus: Using Music to Process Emotions

    • Invitation to Reflect: Expanding Beyond Limitations Survey

  • 6

    Claiming Radical Self-Love through Joy, Nurturing, and Community

    • [VIDEO] Guided Meditation with Lauren Ash: Claiming Radical Self-Love through Joy, Nurturing, and Community

    • Introduction to Claiming Radical Self-Love through Joy, Nurturing, and Community

    • This Week's Journal Prompts and Thought Exercises

    • Bonus: Loving Kindness Meditation by Mel B.

    • Invitation to Reflect: Claiming Radical Self-Love through Joy, Nurturing, and Community Survey

  • 7

    Closing Message

    • Continue The Conversation: The Circle Community Area

    • Invitation to Reflect: Your Circle Journey Survey

    • Submit a Testimonial

Yours to keep

Beyond the five weeks, here's the lasting impact this journey will provide for you.

  • Clarity of intention for your life and personal healing journey

  • New (and renewed!) practices and rituals for holistic wellbeing

  • A meaningful connection to a global sisterhood in deep alignment with who you are unfolding into

Instructors

We'll be led by BGIO wellness practitioners: Lauren, Akudo, and Paige.

Founder, Black Girl In Om

Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash has clarity about her purpose ⁠— she’s here to expand the consciousness of black women and women of color. Since founding Black Girl In Om in 2014, her vision has led to the creation of transformational experiences and content that radically centers and authentically speaks to a historically and consistently marginalized global community. Lauren’s contributions to the world ultimately reflect what she once needed and didn’t see. As a meditation and yoga teacher, Lauren centers compassionate presence, unconditional love, and intention. Lauren has repeatedly been recognized as a trailblazer in the contemporary wellness movement.

Wellness Practitioner + Community Maven

Paige Willis

Paige is a St. Louis-raised, Chicago-based yoga instructor and lover of storytelling, curating playlists and playing violin. Through BGIO, Paige has been able to commune with and be empowered by other women of color. Her intention as an instructor is to help cultivate creativity, connection, and celebration of self within others.

Wellness Practitioner + Community Manager

Akudo Mez

Akudo is a Chicago based yoga instructor. The connection between community care and self-care as they relate to communities of color are a motivating force for her. Akudo uses yoga, mindfulness, and breath work to encourage health and wellness, self-discovery, and presence on and off the mat. Often her classes bring about feelings of joy, strength, and awareness. You can find her work with Black Girl In Om, Healthy Hood Chicago, and various pop-ups in Chicago.

Now is the time: join us.

We are ready to journey with you in The Circle. Are you?

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Our Mission

Black Girl In Om exists to hold and catalyze healing within black women around the world on their unique journeys towards wholeness. We support the necessary transformation, spiritual awakening, consciousness shifts, and intergenerational healing occurring within the diaspora.

Our Vision

A world where womxn of color are liberated, empowered, and seen.

BGIO inspires us.

by Lalah Delia, author of Vibrate Higher Daily

BGIO is a rock in my life. It has allowed for more remembrance of who we are as black women; we can be graceful, support our sisters, take care of ourselves, feel our feelings, and breathe easy while doing it. This is the reality that BGIO inspires us to live and thrive in.

Vital Sanctuary

Lindsey Day, co-founder & EIC of CRWN

Black Girl In Om is a vital sanctuary for today's Black woman, championing and guiding our journey toward healing and self-love. They've truly paved the way in modeling a nuanced and holistic approach to wellness, all with a beautifully refreshing aesthetic.

Reminding us of our power.

Sara Clark

Black Girl In Om is a rare gem as one of the few safe spaces specifically and mindfully curated for women of color. From wellness to wokeness, BGIO is a beautiful platform designed to remind us of our beauty and power while providing offerings that are accessible to all. What more could you ask for?

FAQ

  • How do you recommend I pace myself through this experience?

    During the first week, we encourage you to first map out how you will dedicate at least 15-20 minutes each day, to nourish yourself with our bonus content, press play on the audio offerings, and enjoy the pre-recorded live meditation and talk replays. We affirm that the more intentional you are about creating space daily to mindfully navigate this Journey the more you will receive. Integrating our content, and the awakenings and aha's that happen during our meditations + talks as part of your everyday life is strongly encouraged — healing, consciousness expansion, and general wellbeing result from consistency and commitment and you have hundreds of women journeying alongside you. That's powerful!

  • How much is this membership?

    Divine Disruption: The Circle 1.0 is offered at a one-time fee of $44.00 USD.

  • I want it for longer! Why is it only five weeks?

    This is a pilot program. We will launch our full scale offering of The Circle this summer. Joining now gets you in faster and ensures we invite you first for when we launch later.

  • Is this journey centered on a particular theme?

    Yes: Divine Disruption. Each week, we journey into an aspect of this. Be sure to browse the weekly topics above!

  • May I join at any time?

    No, enrollment to the Journey will close on July 3, 2020 to ensure that all members have adequate time to navigate through all content and experiences.

  • I have a more personal question; how may I get in touch?

    We would love to hear from you, message us today: thecircle@blackgirlinom.com.

  • May I invest in an annual membership, too?

    Not for the pilot program, but at the close of The Circle 1.0: Divine Disruption, you will receive an exclusive invitation to participate in the pre-sale for the official launch of The Circle this summer.

  • What’s your cancellation and refund policy?

    All sales are final. Should you have something come up preventing you from joining us, please email thecircle@blackgirlinom.com.

  • I’m not a black woman, nor a woman of color, but I’d love to support! How may I do so?

    We appreciate that you honor the spaces that black and women of color need to feel safe and supported. Please consider purchasing an experience for a friend, or, contributing funds to www.blackgirlinom.com/support our scholarship effort.