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ASW Programs2019-01-08T02:15:13+00:00

Awakening the Sage Within (ASW)

Have you read From Age-ing to Sage-ing by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi?  Are you ready to be more engaged with sage-ing?  Many people find that an excellent next step is to attend an introductory program about sage-ing, in which they can learn while sharing their experiences with others.  Awakening the Sage Within (ASW) has been developed over the past year by Sage-ing International to provide this introduction to sage-ing in an affordable one-day program.  ASW is being presented by Sage-ing Leaders around the United States and Canada, and may soon be available in or near your community.

The ASW program introduces sage-ing concepts including life review, forgiveness work and issues surrounding our mortality.  We explore feelings about aging and the role of spiritual development in our later years.  Finally, we begin the development of a personalized plan for our elder years, including serving others and leaving a legacy.

Besides being an excellent introduction to sage-ing concepts, the ASW program also serves as a prerequisite for our Certified Sage-ing Leader training program.

We have nearly 80 Sage-ing Leaders ready to present ASW throughout the US and Canada (and Australia and Israel too!).  Look over the list below of scheduled ASW programs to find one near you, check the flyer for that program and sign up! If you are interested but there is not yet one scheduled near you, let us know by contacting SI’s Education Coordinator.  We’re here to help!

Scheduled Events

Awakening the Sage Within (ASW)

St. Paul, Minnesota – March 12, 2019. Karen West, MA, CSL facilitates this day-long Sage-ing event at the St. Paul’s Jewish Community Center. Her experience as educator, career counselor and spiritual director, focused by her passion for Conscious Aging and Sage-ing enriches this introductory program. Space is limited, prompt registration is advised. For information and registration click…HERE.

Flagstaff, Arizona – March 30, 2019. Mike Burr, DMin, CSL facilitates this Sage-ing event at the Flagstaff Federated Church. He brings 35 years experience as pastor, spiritual director, trainer, therapist, and grief/ loss counselor to explore the processes of Sage-ing and conscious aging. Space is limited, prompt registration is advised. For information and registration, click…HERE.

River Forest, Illinois – March 30, 2018, Concordia University Chicago. Beth Conaghan, CSL found Sage-ing International inspired a commitment to aging with grace and to share the journey and transition into elderhood. Beth brings this and her lifelong experience to facilitate this enriching day-long Sage-ing event. For information and registration click…HERE.

Longmont, Colorado – April 7, 2019, Longmont Senior Center. Maureen Dobson, MSW, CSL and Rosemary Lohndorf, MA, CSL, ASM eachpersonally accomplished and both seasoned Sage-ing Leaders, will co-facilitate this one-day introductory event at the Longmont Senior Center. Space is limited, register soon. For more information and registration click…HERE.

Find a Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL) near you!

SI has highly qualified CSLs around the country available to offer workshops and retreats from one day, weekend and multi week highly interactive Sage-ing sessions as well as Wisdom Circles.  Click here to learn more.