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Alchemise Fear Workshop

Did you know that fear serves a purpose in creating the fight or flight response?

Precisely the biological mechanism you can draw on to help you take action and move through an uncomfortable situation.

A situation that elicits this fight or flight response is vast and different for everyone. It might be you are fearful of trying something new like speaking in public, having a difficult conversation with a friend or exploring a new career path. It might be when your personal well-being is at risk – a habit that no longer serves you, an abusive relationship, or the fear of a frightening encounter on the street.

But when you live in a fear-based culture where that fear response is switched on all the time (have you SEEN what can happen when you don’t use XYZ moisturiser?!), it can be challenging to see the value in fear. Plus, fear can become stifling, instead of motivating you to take action and create change.

The best way to work through fear is to take action towards it and so, Empress Crow and Rabbit teamed up with Guardian Defence to create an Alchemise Fear Workshop – a combination of sacred circle work, life coaching and self-defence, where you’ll learn how to alchemise your fear into action.

What to expect:

– A private self-defence workshop created for Empress Crow and Rabbit
– A takeaway action plan for a fear that is holding you back
– Laughter, fun and new connections
– A safe and inclusive environment

No prior circle or self-defence experience required – we’ll meet you where you are at with your body confidence and fitness.


First hour:
In the safe container of the circle, gently explore fear in your own life.
Learn a fear-releasing practice to move past your fear.

Next two hours:
Begin a 2-hour Guardian Defence workshop learning Krav Maga, a reality-based self-defence system. Originally designed for use within the military, the civilian version of Krav Maga provides quick to learn, effective defence skills that are not reliant on the strength or size of the defender, making it a great system for all people.

Last hour:
Create an action plan to alchemise your fear. Reflect on the process and then step out into the world with new confidence.

Is this for you?

Is fear holding you back from doing the things you want?

Is fear starting to feel like it’s no longer serving you?

Are you ready to start living your life in action towards your dreams?

Then please do join us for an energising, heart-opening, action-based afternoon!

This is a safe space – all femme-identifying folk welcome. Guardian Defence is an inclusive and friendly training environment, where discrimination of any kind is not welcome. They proudly support diversity.

What to wear:

Please wear comfortable clothes or exercise attire that is easy to move in, and that you don’t mind sitting or lying on the ground in. Please also bring some warm layers to wear sitting in circle.

About Your Facilitators:

Michaela Rosandich is no stranger to fear. It was her fear of trying something new that inspired her to create Empress Crow and Rabbit – an online publication celebrating inspirational women living imaginatively and creating change. After many years in the corporate realm, Michaela is transforming her vast experience in management and marketing, into becoming a conscious entrepreneur, a dreamer awake, a facilitator of sacred space and magical happenings. Michaela has a degree in International Communication, is a graduate of the Four Seasons Journey from the School of Shamanic Womancraft, and is a Beautiful You Life Coach.

Guardian Defence began teaching in 2006 and has grown to become one of the largest and most highly respected training facilities in Australia. Their full time training centre has programs to suit everyone with classes catering for both youth and adults with Krav Maga, Fitness and Parkour covered. Over the years, thousands of people have chosen to make Guardian Defence their training home and it’s easy to see why. With professional instructors who care about your progress, youth programs for kids over 5 years, a huge range of scheduled classes, plus female instructors and female-led programs, it’s an inclusive environment where discrimination of any kind is not welcome.

Michaela Rosandich

Womb-Centred Leadership Coach

In 2016, after nearly 2 decades working in corporate, I created Empress Crow and Rabbit. Designed to celebrate the cycles (lunar, menstrual + seasonal) I also loved interviewing imaginative women in inspirational careers. Now, I'm a Life Coach + I support Corporate Wonder Women just like you, to explore + harness your own Womb-Centred Leadership. When a client discovers her Power Days + plays to her strengths on these days, her corporate life + home life transform. She is more productive, more inspirational, more creative + more rested. Yup. All of it. 

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