27th March 2018 01:37 | 0 comments

This month I’d love to draw your attention to the beautiful new book just out – ‘Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul, The Soul’s journey to Sacred Love’ by Simon Haas. This is one of those magical books that found me just when I needed it, every chapter seemed to be just right for the moment I discovered it. Don’t you love it when a book finds you like that?

Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul offers a powerful reframe of depression. Whilst modern day civilisation is fearful and ashamed of depression, hiding and medicating it, Ancient India saw darkness as a right of passage, a calling to sacred love, a gift. This book is about that right of passage, about the journey from fear and confusion to sacred love, unveiling the four stages to that journey.

The book is full of relatable, inspiring stories from Simon’s life and the people around him as well as accessible illustrations from the Bhagavad Gita. While yoga has to some degree become part of the feel good industry and “oooh look at my amazing handstand on Instagram” this book brings us the true purpose of yoga with depth and authenticity, to follow your purpose, engage your heart in yoga practice and live a life of love and compassion. It is quite literally a breath of fresh air.

Simon spent his childhood studying Sanskrit and the sacred writings of India and his teenage years living with monks the temples and monasteries of India. This is so far away from my own childhood growing up on a housing estate in Iver Heath, Bucks that it seems other worldly. He also apprenticed with an elderly master practitioner in the Bhakti tradition for 16 years. After returning to the UK to study Law at Cambridge University he now lives in Costa Rica practicing corporate law and is dedicated to making the ancient wisdom of India accessible to modern day.  He is also the author of The Book of Dharma, Making enlightened choices.

Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul is a beautiful book, one to keep and read over and over, as well as to flick open and take in the particular message for you on that page.  For those of us dedicated to listening to and following our heart’s it is a classic, a must have. You can buy it from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0957518528

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25th January 2018 17:14 | 0 comments

Antigua just got even more wonderful and expansive.

This year we are bringing business teams to the island to immerse in nature, connect with pure source inspiration and unlock all that hidden wisdom and creative power and potential of the hearts of the team to pour into the business.

I’m collaborating with leaders in their fields of marketing, leadership and philanthropy to co-host retreats focused on…

Leading with Heart for Corporates
Marketing with Heart for SME’s
High Harmony Teams for Global Change Makers

And I’m open to future collaborations too!

The combination of the immersion in nature and connection to the heart is a powerful tool for transformation and creativity. This will only be enhanced in a team benefiting from the synergy and synchronicity that comes in a high harmony team focused on the higher purpose and vision.

During the retreats for women founders, entrepreneurs, pioneers, change-makers, teachers, healers, artists and writers with their own businesses as they have listened to the wisdom of their hearts and stepped into greater harmony with their true nature and purpose and the flow of life, they have…

++ Aligned their business with their true nature and purpose
++ Designed innovative products & programmes with high value and impact
++ Quadrupled their business income doing far less
++ Become confident, creative, imaginative industry leaders
++ Opened international offices
++ Experience deep fulfilment, wellness, joy and happiness
++ Lost kilos, committed to give up alcohol, recovered from burn out
++ Got married!

If you’d like to know more about bringing a business team to Antigua to access the hidden creative potential of the heart in a beautiful nourishing place free of distraction and full of wonder let me know and we can arrange a time to speak.

Or join me for the next Antigua Retreat, 3-10 March 2017, an intimate retreat for just 4 women and experience it for yourself before you bring your team. Here’s a little more about it:

WHAT: A Business Retreat in Antigua, West Indies from 3-10 March 2018, pure source inspiration, beauty and transformation for you and your business.

MADE FOR: Women beginning a new chapter in your career or business. To take the time and space to listen deeply to what your heart is called to create now, source this next chapter of your business from pure inspiration. You want it to be deeply fulfilling and true to your purpose with far more grace and ease whilst you make a difference and enjoy wonderfully healthy financial returns.

INCLUDES: 5 days of creativity and business development with me. Seven nights accommodation in your own double room with an ensuite bathroom in a luxury hillside villa with 180 degree views of the Caribbean Sea, Five Islands, Nevis and St Kitts. You also have access to the facilities (pools, gym, spa) at Sugar Ridge Hotel. Breakfast, your welcome evening meal and celebration lunch at Sheer Rocks are also included, as is a yoga session and guided walk to a hidden part of the Island. Flights are not included but all transport on the island is, including your airport transfers.

COST: £2,950 (approximately US $4,000 / Canadian $5000).

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE: Email me kat@katbyles.com or book a decision making session.

See you in the turquoise.
Much love,

Kat x

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25th September 2017 10:16 | 0 comments

This Sunday I stepped out of my comfort zone and began a new YouTube channel.

The intention is for it to connect and inspire a global community of people doing business differently – doing business with heart, led by the creative spirit to fulfil their true purpose. Because this way you enjoy meaning, deep fulfilment, well-being and all while you make a contribution and create prosperity.

There will be classes, tools, insights, creative technology and meditations to create your business with heart and inspiration aligned with your true nature and purpose.

‘Women with a Message’ will continue to profile women in business with inspiring, positive purposes and messages who are part of the global PR with Heart Online course and community.

There will be regular video series focused on a specific topic. ‘Your True Purpose is Your business’ is first up with 5 videos to connect to your true purpose and make it your business.

If you are on YouTube come and join ussubscribe, share and invite any friends who are doing business differently too.

Here’s the first video for those times we find ourselves in overwhelm – a simple tool to come back to connection and flow.

See you there!

Much love,

Kat x

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26th May 2017 13:51 | 0 comments

I’m very happy to share on this sunny afternoon in Bath that the two PR with Heart Online Course bursaries have been awarded to women growing The Green House Education Project in Bath and Waves for Change in South Africa.

The Green House Education Project – Anna Robinson and Cindy Adams

There is an urgent need to transform the outdated schooling system in the UK and The Green House Education Project, based in Bath, is taking action to do just that, exploring and pioneering new ways that put the children’s needs at the core. Established in September 2014 they have a geodesic dome, yurt and outdoor teaching spaces that can accommodate up to 23 children from 5-14 years old. Now they are ready to communicate the heart and vision for The Green House Education Project to a greater audience, inspire and champion further change.  Check out their approach: www.ourgreenhouse.org

Waves for Change – Hannah Fowles

Based in South Africa, Waves for Change uses surfing as a form of therapy to help vulnerable children, often from violent and impoverished communities, cope with the stress of their lives. Since 2011 over 1000 children have benefited across 6 sites in Africa and now they are excited to increase the participation of girls. What a beautiful purpose and I can’t wait to get exploring with Hannah, pouring all that creative inspiration into growing the visibility and audience so more young people can benefit. Check them out: www.waves-for-change.org

PR with Heart Online starts 5 June 2017

Join us to grow your visibility, audience and impact naturally with grace and ease – none of the struggle – in a flourishing, supportive, global community of women making a difference. It’s for entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, teachers, authors, healers with inspiring, positive messages of healing, love and compassion.

PR with Heart uses pioneering, creative technology to open up your unique, expansive, natural pathway to greater visibility. When you walk this path of least resistance, aligned with your true nature and purpose, PR stops being a struggle, a drag and becomes energising, fun bringing a whole lot of fresh opportunities, joy, happiness and deep fulfilment to you and your business.

If you’d like to join us you can register here: http://www.katbyles.com/products/pr-with-heart-online-course/

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23rd May 2017 10:58 | 0 comments

I spent a wonderful day yesterday with the Teen Yoga Foundation aligning with the true purpose of the organisation, opening up the vision at the heart and the positive, inspiring message it has to share.

A beautiful purpose of building creativity and well-being in young people with yoga. Already there are over 550 teachers in 20 countries working with an estimated 50,000 kids in 1000 schools, empowering children to flourish and thrive. They are training teachers, researching, advocating, opening up the conditions and opportunities for yoga to be in secondary schools. Imagine all all that blossoming creativity and fulfilment with new visions for our planet spilling out of the next generation of peaceful, balanced human beings as a result.

This is what every child deserves in school, a true connection to who they really are and support for this to flourish. Then we will have more compassion, kindness, fulfilment, with the epidemic of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues a thing of the past – it’s all about connection, connection connection.

So grateful to organisations like Teen Yoga creating real grassroots to global impact with simple powerful tools. These are the organisations we need to support, fund, invest in to create the change we are desperate for – healthy, happy humans.

May you go from strength to strength Teen Yoga, I’m very happy to play a small part in inspiring you on your way.

Check them out: http://teenyogafoundation.com/

 

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