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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10th March 2017 01:31 | 0 comments

An invitation to the True Business Online pilot starting 27 March 2017

I’m about to run the first True Business Online Course to create your business from source, around your true nature and purpose. This way you can enjoy deep fulfilment, make a positive difference and a financial profit. And I’d love to invite you to be one of the first 10 participants to join the pilot, starting 27 March 2017.

If you are starting out in business, this is ideal for creating your business approach and ‘plan’ from source. You’ll open up your heart’s vision of the business you’re here to build, explore the product or service offering that will make all the difference to you, your clients and your business; set in place your financial structure and take the first inspired action steps to bring it to life.

If you are working in a corporate with a desire to do what you came here for, True Business is designed for you to explore and align with the business your heart and creative spirit is called to create now so you can prepare to make that transition.

And if you are already in business and it is flourishing, True Business is perfect for aligning with your purpose and pouring creative inspiration into your business, tapping into your heart for it to become the creative engine of your business.

Take a look at the True Business Online Course Outline.

I’ve been working with the True Business programme on a one to one coaching and retreat basis for a couple of years, and now it’s time to share all that goodness online making it accessible to more people worldwide who want their business to be purposeful, rooted in compassion, love and well-being. It’s all going into the book, working title: “True Business: Unleash Your Creative Spirit on the Business You Were Born to Build.” I’d love you to be part of it.

The pilot is only £95 (it will be £195) for a lifetime membership in a community of likeminded, encouraging, supportive people.  With only 10 of you in the first group (3 places taken up so far) you’ll receive a crazy amount of value with extra guidance, connection and input. All I ask is that you give plenty of feedback!

If you’d like to join us you can register here (scroll down to the orange paypal button).

Much love from a very windy Antigua!

Kat x

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2nd March 2017 13:10 | 0 comments

I sat watching Trump address Congress, according to him from his heart, and my commentary went something like this.

“What is this muppet show!? Why are they even cheering Melania? What has she ever done? Oh my god look at his smug face. And those two smug idiots behind him, Ryan and Pence, “we’ve got the power now nah nah nah nah nah.” Trevor why are you watching this?! How can you watch this!? Oh my god now they are cheering at the Dakota Pipeline, ripping up the beauty of our planet with an oil field. What ignorance, yes let’s all cheer along making money from heartless destruction. Oh now they are cheering at professing to dispel violence and poverty. Easy to do sitting on billions, whilst radiating hatred, creating it, transmitting violent communication completely unaware of their impact. Do they have any intelligence at all? Low life, vile, self righteous and so stupid ugh…..” And so it went on.

Until I caught myself. And took a breath.

Sunset

I’d allowed myself to get swept up into the divisiveness, the conflict, the separation, the hatred spewing out in America’s dark night of the soul.

Until I stopped myself.

I’m so lucky to work with Simon Haas, author, The Book of Dharma, Making Enlightened Choices. In teaching yoga philosophy he talks about the dark night of a soul being a calling to sacred love.

And so let this be our calling.

Every time we see Trump and his cronies spewing hateful, violent communication, let this be our calling to love; a reminder to connect even more deeply to our hearts, to compassion, to kindness.  Let it be our reminder to choose to listen to and be guided by our hearts to fulfil our true nature and purpose, to perpetuate calm peacefulness, substance, generosity and love.

And let us make this our business.

The day after Prince died I was deeply moved listening to Van Jones speaking about Prince. He shared that Prince’s message was “Turn your creative spirit into an economic force for good”, his call to action to young African Americans.

Let it be a call to action for all of us.

I’m running a pilot of True Business Online Course, to lead with your creative spirit and heart in business. To develop your business around your true nature and purpose and enjoy deep fulfilment, make a positive difference and a financial profit.

Whether you are starting out, a flourishing solo entrepreneur, small business owner, or working in a corporate with a desire to do what you came here for, True Business is a 5-week online course designed for you to explore the business your heart and creative spirit is called to create and grow now.

Normally £195, the pilot is £95 for a lifetime membership so you can create your business approach year on year. It’s for a minimum of 10 people, maximum of 20 so there is plenty of time and space for connection and guidance; and all in a global community of likeminded, encouraging, supportive people building their businesses with heart, compassion and intuition. All I ask is that you give plenty of feedback!

It starts on Monday 27 March 2017 and if you’d love to join us you can register here.

True Business Is Harmony with Nature

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10th October 2016 10:56 | 0 comments

For the latest edition of Women with a Message I’m chatting to Irene Brankin, Chartered Counselling Psychologist on the importance of being comfortable with yourself.

Irene works with women who, stressed and overwhelmed, want to reconnect with themselves and get their lives back on track. She does this with one to one counselling and mentoring; her business brunches and retreats in the UK and abroad. She is the author of The Visible Woman – More Lust, Less Must and I Don’t Care – The Art of Divine Indifference, both available on Amazon.

Here she has a great take on vulnerability, choices, the importance of being comfortable with yourself and how to get there.

You can get in touch with her at www.theinvisiblewoman.com.

Irene is part of the PR with Heart Online international community of women growing their business around their true nature and purpose. If you’d like to connect with your purpose and make that your business, and grow your audience, visibility and impact with grace and ease join us for the next PR with Heart Online Course. You can sign up here:

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5th October 2016 11:44 | 0 comments

Introducing you to BJ Smith of Shorecombers, a social enterprise set up to keep trash out of the ocean. (Hallelujah!)

We need more people like BJ with the firm conviction that we can keep all our trash out of the ocean within 10 years.

She’s already run a pilot and 2 educational programme for 50 graduates now setting up community programmes at the grass roots level with smart, fun, sustainable plans to keep trash out of our waterways.

Next up Shorecombers is looking for a financial partner with this shared vision and who would love to be involved in growing a grass roots community network around the US and globally to keep trash out of the ocean.

It’s an exciting time and an exciting opportunity for the right partner. Probably an organisation that has an invested interest in looking after the ocean – yachting, sailing, kayaking, fishing etc…?

If you know the perfect partner please do connect them. And please do share to amplify BJ’s and Shorecombers message and end result of zero trash going into the ocean within 10 years.

BJ is part of the PR with Heart Online Community, a growing international community of women building businesses around their true nature and purpose with heart and creative inspiration.

If you’d like to join us for the next one it begins 31 October to grow your visibility, audience and impact naturally with grace and ease you can sign up here.

 

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5th May 2016 10:02 | 0 comments

jim poyner documentary photography, www.jimpoyner.co.uk, Jules Wyman, York,

Yesterday I sat down with Jules Wyman, Confidence Coach and Speaker to explore her purpose and message. Jules is a participant in the PR with Heart Online Course and growing global community.

Here Jules dispels the myths around confidence and the damage they cause, shares what confidence actually is, and what to do if you have a ‘wobble’.  Check her out and leave your comments on the youtube interview and share the video if you’d like to.

During this 15 minutes together it finally landed for me what confidence actually is. And so inspired by Jules, I’ve decided to turn this into a ‘Women with a Message’ Youtube series and interview women from the PR with Heart Online Course about their purpose and message. So now I know this is a video series I’ll even look into the camera next time!

Enjoy your confidence.

x

If you’d love to join us for the next PR with Heart Online Course and grow your visibility, audience and impact naturally with grace and ease you can sign up here.

And you can reach Jules Wyman here.

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