Motherhood, Transformation, and the Feminine Mysteries
October 3-Part Series
Wednesday, October 11   6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, October 18   6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, October 25   6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET


All participants will receive video links for each recorded session.
5 CEUs available upon request to:

We’re happy to introduce you to three remarkable women, bringing their exquisite work on motherhood, transformation and the feminine mysteries to The Sophia Institute for the first time. 

Elizabeth Kulze

Motherhood, Transformation, and the Path to Self-Realization
Wednesday, October 11
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET

There are few life experiences that more radically alter our lives, our relationships, and our sense of self more than Motherhood, so it’s no surprise that many mothers find themselves feeling lost, ungrounded, and even afraid as they attempt to navigate the profound changes that can accompany this experience.

This workshop will provide you with the essential wisdom, tools, and support you need to navigate the changes Motherhood brings to your life with less fear and anxiety, and more trust and ease.

You will discover:
– How change and transformation are the essence of life and the deeper purpose of the Motherhood experience

– Why navigating change is especially difficult in contemporary times and how we can get out of our own way by resisting less and allowing more

– The spiritual logic behind the challenges we experience in the midst of transformation, and how allowing this process to unfold can be a means to self-realization, expansion, and empowerment

– The critical role grief plays in helping us let go of what we’re still holding onto, so that we can confidently step forward into the new

This workshop will also include a guided ritual that will give you the time and space to process and release any changes you might be experiencing, connect with mothers who walked this path before you, and ease you toward renewal.

Mothers of all ages and at all stages of the postpartum journey are welcome, as are those who are preparing for Motherhood as a future possibility, or anyone otherwise interested in the transformational potential of the Motherhood experience. Note that the wisdom and tools offered in this course can be used to navigate any changes your life may bring.

Lindsey Marie

Title: Birthing the Beyond–Creating an Exquisite World for Our Children
Wednesday, October 18
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET

Lindsey Marie Verbance will take us on an exploration into parenthood, our inner resourcefulness, and inspired possibilities for our shared planet. Weaving personal anecdotes with ancient wisdom and meditative trust, Lindsey invites all of us into fresh conversations about wellbeing, family life, and realizing a more flourishing world for ourselves and the generations to come. Lindsey will share with us:

– The opportunity to add further dimension to our relationships.
– The ability to find renewed hope for the rejuvenation of our global systems.
– The knowledge to nurture our resilient spirit and discover greater depth in our personal intentions.

Founded by Lindsey, Exquisite Motherhood is an international virtual sanctuary that nourishes women spiritually and practically for realizing their most gentle and ideal versions of motherhood.  Multifaceted and contemplative offerings hearten parents and parents-to-be in their lived experiences of preconception, pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum as truly exquisite.  This orientation celebrates the refreshing paradigms and self-reflective approaches that have allowed for current views of pregnancy and childbirth to be easefully transformed and almost completely redefined. The mental and physical pacification of pregnancy and child birthing can be seen as perhaps one of the most significantly humanitarian hallmarks of the present-day, as well as one of the greatest gifts that women and families can receive for their own wellbeing and for the children they bring into this world. Through Exquisite Motherhood’s resourceful mentoring and online programs, women and couples receive the chance to uncover the loving visions, quiet wholeness, and graceful mindsets for stepping naturally, autonomously, and co-creatively into the the peacefully radiant futures they have dreamed of as possible.

Overall, this inclusive time with Lindsey celebrates harmony and fulfillment, as we continue revealing a more peaceful and abundant world for our families and for all of life.

Bonnie Compton

Mothering with Courage
Wednesday, October 25
12:00 to 1:30  p.m. ET

What moms often forget, or perhaps don’t even realize, is that at the end of the day they have the answers within. Mothering with Courage provides the tools to help mothers tap into their own knowing. With courage, a mom learns to remain open-hearted, to become self-reflective, and to choose to rise above the ups and downs of motherhood and see her children and herself in a different light. A courageous perspective will enable her to consciously choose what works best for herself and her children. It is only with courage that she can focus on and reflect on her own way of being as a mom, and then let go of what no longer serves her and her family. As a result, the courageous mom feels more confident in her decisions, learns to adjust when necessary, and enjoys her journey as a mom.Bonnie  will  share some of her experience with you and address some of the big questions we all have about motherhood.

Speaker Bios

Elizabeth Kulze is a mother, writer, educator, and wisdom-seeker from the Lowcountry of South Carolina. After a long battle with anxiety, depression, and infertility, she began a journey to heal her relationship with her inner femininity and has made it her mission to offer the healing wisdom she acquired to others.

She is dedicated to restoring feminine wisdom, paradigms, and practices to all areas of contemporary life—including maternity, spirituality, creativity, and ecological stewardship—and teaches courses and workshops intended to support and nurture others in the furtherance of this mission. Her foundational course, “The Forgotten Wisdom of the Feminine Mysteries,” has helped women all over the world overcome anxiety, fear, shame, and the need for control, so that they can experience their fertility and Motherhood journeys as opportunities for self-empowerment, healing, and spiritual growth.

Her fiction and reportage have appeared in The New England Review, The Stinging Fly, The Master’s Review Vol. V edited by Amy Hempel, New York Magazine, The Atlantic (online), and the Daily Beast, among other publications.

She has worked as a journalist and taught in both secondary and higher education. She received her BA in Honors English and Creative Writing from Boston College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Wyoming. She lives with her husband, toddler, and rescue dog beside a pond in western Massachusetts where she is at work on a novel.

Lindsey Marie, founder of Exquisite Motherhood, is a mother, writer, teacher, and leader in human evolutionary potential. Lindsey specializes in integrative therapeutics and premier lifestyle coaching for women of all ages and backgrounds. Her unique blend of training in psychology, neuroscience, health & fitness, Eastern healing modalities, and various artistic expressions allows her to empower and support others into vibrant and deeply satisfying lives and parenthoods.

Over the last two decades Lindsey Marie has also birthed three children with her husband, run several private practices, co-founded Imua Conservation Organization–an environmental nonprofit, and created a variety of international resource destinations dedicated to helping women realize their most exquisitely loving pregnancy, childbirth, and womanhood.

Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP, is a child and adolescent therapist, parent coach, pediatric nurse practitioner, and one of America’s most trusted resources when it comes to parenting. Her 30+ years of well-earned wisdom, hard-won experience, and results-driven techniques have touched and transformed countless parents and kids across the nation and around the world.

With a practice that’s accessible in person and via phone, Zoom, or conference line, Bonnie works with parents and families through 1-on-1 or group parent coaching. She also facilitates parenting retreats, workshops, and classes.

In her best selling book Mothering with Courage and DailyOm course Mothering with Heart and Intuition, Bonnie’s mission is clear: To educate, inspire, and empower all parents to learn to trust their own inner voice. It’s that inner wisdom that allows women to become their child’s best parenting advocate. When they own and honor their innate knowing, it creates a ripple effect, touching each and every member of the family.

Driven by the core belief that it’s never too late to make positive changes in any family situation, Bonnie passionately shares her vision for Parenting With Courage through speaking, webinars, the media, and as host of her own podcast radio program Wholehearted Parenting Radio, available on iTunes, Web Talk Radio, Radioactive Broadcasting Network, and Stitcher Radio. Her expertise, tips, advice, and articles have been featured in media outlets including The Washington Post, Parent Magazine, Working Mother, Grandparent Link, Mindful Parenting Magazine, and Lowcountry Parent Magazine. She is also a certified ScreamFree Parent Leader. Bonnie lives in Charleston, SC with her husband. She is a mom of four adult children and believes that being a mother has been her most important job. She also loves being Gramma to her five beautiful granddaughters.

The Sophia Institute and the speakers for programs at The Sophia Institute do not claim to diagnose or treat any specific conditions or medical circumstances.  All content, websites, programs, events, sessions, or other material from The Sophia Institute and  speakers are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual wellbeing.  Please seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional with any issues you may have regarding any conditions. 


Eastern Standard Time
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Oct 11 – 25 2023




Virtual Program
Join us via Zoom Conference

Hourly Schedule

3 Part Series Schedule

6:00PM7:30PM EST
October 11
Elizabeth Kulze
6:00PM7:30PM EST
October 18
Lindsey Marie
6:00PM7:30PM EST
October 25
Bonnie Compton