A yearlong spiritual exploration of race, gender, feminism + liberation for us all.
Devotion isn’t for the faint of heart, the finger pointer, the excuse maker. It isn’t for the keyboard activist hiding behind social justice computer screens.
It’s for the soulful, the seeker, the unrelentingly brave.
Devotion is a living, breathing community of diverse, curious and complex women.
Women committed to exploring their unique spiritual paths with accountability, openness and love.
Time’s up. Stop being scared of hard conversations, uncomfortable challenges and saying the ‘wrong’ thing at the wrong time to the wrong person.
Liberation requires owning your spiritual power, speaking your living truth and having a deep, intersectional understanding of the world around you.
Devotion is a spiritual community of exploration and play, curiosity and strength, guidance and love. You will see the world not just through “love and light” or “doom and gloom” but through truth, compassion and freedom.
The lay of the land:
We gather on the 1st Thursday from 4-5:30pm PT for a LIVE 90-minute masterclass led by L’Erin Alta.
You’ll receive a workbook with questions, prompts and exercises for exploring the monthly topic in your daily life.
We meet on the 3rd Thursday from 4-5:30pm PT for a deep dive Q+A call so that you can get more clarity about the challenges and questions that have emerged over the month.
(The workshops and Q+A calls will be recorded if you’re not able attend live.)
DEVOTION is NOT — Race/Gender/Class/Allyship 101. Each month builds on the other. While you do not have to be an expert in any of these areas, you must have a working knowledge of each in order to be an asset to the Devotion community.
Month 2 – Exploring your spirit
Month 3 – Exploring race
Month 4 – Exploring gender
Month 5 – Exploring feminism
Month 6 – Integration month
Month 8 – Exploring self-care
Month 9 – Exploring ritual
Month 10 – Integration month
Month 11 – Exploring lineage
Month 12 – Exploring sovereignty
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- Instead of thinking of Devotion as a marathon with a ‘finish line,’ think about is as concentrated deep dives into different areas of your life. More than reaching a specific ‘goal,’ the work is about using the monthly masterclasses to transform your daily life and the world around you.To create something like Devotion in an intensive format would lose the integration work that takes you from theory and into practice.
- Although attending the masterclasses live is always ideal, the most powerful part of the course isn’t the masterclasses themselves, (which are amazing btw), but the real magic happens after class — on the ground, in your real life — to integrate, apply and deepen what you’ve learned. Because the masterclasses are recorded, you can listen to them whenever works best for you.You’ll also have practices and experiments to explore for the 2 weeks between calls based on what you learned in class.On the Q+A call you’ll dive deeper into whatever challenges, questions and insights arose in your 2-week exploration. If you’re not able to attend live, you can submit questions ahead of time and L’Erin will answer them on the Q+A call, even if you’re not there.
- Devotion is about exploring and evolving your daily, on-the-ground, personal relationship to not only race, gender and feminism, but spirituality, lineage, truth, boundaries, self-care, sovereignty and more.Being a valuable member of Devotion doesn’t require a deep knowledge of race, gender, class, allyship as much as a working one. In other words, we are going to be building on what you’ve already learned about systemic and social oppressions and help you live it in your daily life.
These are very important subjects to have a comfortable, working knowledge of before enrolling in Devotion. If you are unfamiliar with or new to these concepts, Devotion is not currently the best match for you as the curriculum will build on these concepts, but not reteach them.
I’m a healer and teacher with a B.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College, the only Historically Black Women’s College to offer such a degree. I have studied race, gender and feminisms — US and global — with some of the world’s greatest scholars and worked for decades shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the world’s most transformative activists. I am a spiritual practitioner, energy and breathworker living and working in devotion to our collective liberation.
L’Erin is a gentle powerhouse and a grounded force of nature. I am proud to have called her teacher, student, sister and friend for the last 20 years.
– India Arie, Singer, songwriter, Grammy Award winner