Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Online Offerings. To view the current listing and course descriptions of upcoming classes, please click here.
Online/Distance Learning workshops and intensives take place in an online classroom (Moodle Classroom, Yahoo or Google Groups). Class materials, notes and assignments are posted to the classroom weekly. Participants check in to the classroom at their leisure to review the materials. It’s required that participants post weekly with informal check ins regarding progress and experience with the assignments. We encourage online discussion, however, you do not need to be present at a specified time. We may also utilize free teleconferencing services, Skype conferencing sessions, down-loadable recordings, youtube video, etc. in order to generate meaningful conversation and deepen your experience. Online workshops might last one or two evenings (written materials and teleconferencing) while intensives generally run from five to nine weeks.
Prerequisites for Online/Distance Learning: At the foundation of all online workshops and intensives is the supposition that you have a working familiarity with a couple of foundational practices. These include the Ha Prayer for Soul Alignment and the Kala Rite of Transformation. These are powerful practices which can stand alone as the foundation of any spiritual or personally transformative work. If you are interested in learning Ha and Kala as prerequisite or for your own practice, please contact Karina at firstname.lastname@example.org When the minimum number of participants is reached, she will set up a series of teleconferencing calls with participants, taking into consideration everyone’s scheduling availability.
Registering for Online Workshops and Intensives is easy! Simply click on the paypal button located beneath the class description and follow the directions. Paypal will notify you that payment has been sent. Karina will contact you stating she received payment and will add your contact information to the class list. Prior to the start of the class you will receive and email invitation inviting you to log in to the online classroom. If teleconferencing calls are a part of the class, you will be asked to give your windows of availability so call can be scheduled to accommodate everyone’s needs.
Assignments usually include a variety of practices, exercises and tasks. Reading materials may be suggested during a course but if there is a required reading list, it will be mentioned in the course description. Karina’s online intensives are just that–intense. She assigns a lot of work and you can expect to spend between 3-8 hours per week completing assignments. Karina says, “I assign a lot of work so people have a lot of options available to them. If I assign only one or two things, sometimes those things don’t get done! But, I’ve learned from experience that if I assign four or five things, participants will do some or all of the assingments. It just makes for a richer experience and a deeper embodiment of the work. There are no grades! People take what they need and go deep with it. They can always come back to ‘unfinished’ work later. It’s not like we ever ‘finish’ this work, anyway!”
If you still have questions feel free to contact Karina directly via email. Karinbaheart@gmail.com