Your body is your greatest ally...it’s time to welcome yourself home.
Welcome to Honey in the Temple, a community where we explore our inherent goodness by waking up to the abundant joy, wisdom, connectedness and playfulness of our bodies. Our experiences are designed to help you find body-mind balance and clarity through embodiment techniques, somatic (from the Greek word Soma meaning Body) practices, and mindfulness-awareness meditations.Explore Our Programs
Let's move towards greater balance, enjoyment and ease
The Honey in the Temple experience offers science-backed, mindfulness and body-based teachings to help reestablish our joyful connection with our bodies. Our mission is to make this process accessible, healing and playful.
Research is now showing what most of us have forgotten- our bodies are an enormous source of power, knowledge and consciousness that informs our lives. We experience the world and ourselves with and in our bodies and yet most of us relate to our bodies as a machine and only notice when it's in gross pain, pleasure or silent.
It's worth asking ourselves:
How is our disconnection from our bodies limiting our experience of life?
What wisdom, capacity and health would make itself available to us if we lived in the fullness of our body, mind and spirit?
How would this change how we interact with ourselves, each other and our planet?
"The practices you’ve shared are about being a human being, which I appreciate so much. And because it’s body focused, it’s added an element I too easily ignore – just connecting with myself with ease and appreciation."
It's Time To Enter The Hive
Workshops and Community Gatherings
Our classes and experiences include movement, body-centered mindfulness, sensory activation, visualization, ancestral connections, science, inquiry and reflection in a welcoming, engaged and supportive community.
Monthly Somatic Healing Circles for Women
Our Women’s Bodies Healing Circle offers a safe, supportive space where we connect with other women who are experiencing similar challenges, feelings and emotions. Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity.
We meet Online on the 3rd Saturday of each month for 90 minutes. This is donation-based program.
Whether you are brand new to body-centered practices or looking to add to your toolset, our offerings are designed to meet you where you are at.
"I needed to get back in touch with the power and pleasure of my BODY and get out of the chaos of my mind. I desire a lighter life at this phase. I have gathered tools from Honey in the Temple that are practical AND practicable. In other words, I can and will use these tools because they make sense to me and don’t require any special equipment, etc."
Join our vibrant community and come home to your body.
Join our community and instantly receive a gift of a body-based mediation practice: How to Start an Awareness of the Body Practice. It's a great practice that gently lands you in your body and restores your body-mind balance. You can do it any time of day and for as long as you want to. ENJOY!
Subscribe to the Honey and the Temple newsletter and receive a gift of a body-based meditation practice: How to Start an Awareness of the Body Practice.
Hi, I'm Ladan
I founded Honey in the Temple with the purpose of participating in building a society that is healthy, kind and open. The only way to do this is to start with ourselves. This work is my calling. In my pursuit to learn what lies beyond my own suffering and pain, I have studied with great teachers, accompanied other seekers and found my own pathways to joy and liberation. I hold an MFA from the University of Plymouth, am co-founder and facilitator of the Contemplative Creativity Lab and the facilitator and meditation instructor for the Seattle Shambhala BIPOC Meditation Group. My meditation lineage for the last 15 years has been Shambhala - a secular form of Buddhism started in the West by Chögyum Trungpa Rinpoche, which is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. I have found that we can be serious and playful at the same time and that a bit of humor and levity makes it possible for us to do the hard work. I’m honored to share my learnings with you. In our work together, plan to see me in my authenticity– raw, warm, and high-spirited. Let’s get out of our own way and onto the path of discovering our goodness!Get to know me