The next Mercury Retrograde is 12/29/22 - 1/19/23

What will it mean for you and your sign? Download the workbook to get started!

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When you register for (Re)Think Retrograde:

  • DOWNLOAD your Retrograde Workbook, a tool you can use again and again in future retrograde cycles.

  • LEARN how Mercury retrograde affects your personal astrological birth chart.

  • IDENTIFY your personal patterns from previous retrograde cycles.

  • DISCOVER how Mercury retrograde affects the lives of the significant people in your life, based on their astrological signs.

  • DEMYSTIFY the phases of Mercury retrograde and UNDERSTAND how to work with its energy for the positive.

  • TRACK upcoming Mercury retrograde phases on a downloadable calendar.

  • BREATHE NEW LIFE into your long term dreams and become (RE)ALIGNED with your sense of purpose!

(Re)Think Retrograde Resources

Birth chart, Workbook, Zoom link

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    (Re)Think Retrograde Course Materials

    • (Re)Think Retrograde Course Materials

    • Where to find your Astrological Birth Chart

    • (Re)Think Retrograde Workbook

    • Mercury Retrograde Calendar: Sept and Oct 2022

    • Recording of (Re)Think Retrograde: August 31, 2022

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    Review (Re)Think Retrograde!

    • Thank you for joining us!

Join us for (RE)THINK RETROGRADE

Register and download your workbook right away!
Register - $40

How does (Re)Think Retrograde work?

If previous Mercury retrograde cycles have left you feeling drained, frazzled, and distracted — it’s not your fault. Mercury retrograde gets a bad rap! People have gotten sucked into the belief that they should just write this season off — constantly scrambling, scattered, and exhausted, but never seeming to get anything done.

It doesn't have to be this way!

When you know what to do, Mercury retrograde can be an incredibly productive, positive time. Viva Institute's (RE)THINK RETROGRADE is a LIVE online experience that will teach you to THRIVE during retrograde season, on your terms! In this immersive live experience, you won’t just learn how to work with Mercury retrograde for the positive, you’ll create a focused, inspired, and flexible plan, based on your personal astrological chart and your current goals.



Frequently asked questions:

  • When is the next Mercury retrograde cycle?

    The pre-retrograde shadow begins on August 22, 2022. Mercury retrograde will be in Libra from September 9 to September 23; from September 23 to October 2, it will be in Virgo. The post-retrograde shadow ends on October 16. This workshop is held on August 31 so that you've got plenty of time to make a plan!

  • Where do I get my (RE)THINK RETROGRADE workbook?

    Your workbook will be available on the morning before the workshop begins. Just go to your Dashboard and log in to class using your username and password.

  • Where do I find the Zoom link?

    After registering for this class, you'll receive an email with the Zoom link.

  • Will (RE)THINK RETROGRADE be recorded?

    YES! All of Viva Institute's LIVE workshops are recorded for playback. Just log in to the class about an hour after the live event to watch the recording.

  • What if I have questions about this class?

    Write to us at info@vivainstitute.com and we'll get right back to you!

It's time to (Re)Think Retrograde!

Enrollment for (Re)Think Retrograde is open NOW and class takes place on August 31, 2022, during the Mercury retrograde pre-shadow phase. The (Re)Think Retrograde workbook, Mercury retrograde resources, and action plan are yours for life!

Let's do this!

Instructor(s)

Director

Leigh Hopkins

Leigh Hopkins has a Masters in Education, a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and is a certified Usui Reiki Master. In 2010, Leigh Hopkins said goodbye to a career in social policy to move to Brazil, where she founded Viva Institute by rigging a satellite dish to a boulder in a banana field (yes, really!). Viva Institute's workshops and virtual retreats have reached thousands of people on six continents. A lifelong educator, Leigh is passionate about helping people to unlock their unique contributions to the world. At Viva Institute, we believe that you are the catalyst for your own transformation, and Leigh's mission is to empower you with the tools you need, exactly when you need them. Leigh's writing has appeared in BOMB Magazine, Longreads, McSweeney’s, and The Rumpus, among other publications. Today, she lives in Philadelphia, PA.

What people saying about Viva's online classes:

Exceeded expectations

Kristen Overman

Recently had a thrilling experience in taking Leigh’s automatic writing course. I had done one myself but wanted to try in a group. Enjoying the grounding po...

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Recently had a thrilling experience in taking Leigh’s automatic writing course. I had done one myself but wanted to try in a group. Enjoying the grounding portion that Leigh led the group in took me to a place I have honestly never been. I did create a fantastic space but from there the words came streaming in. I couldn’t keep up. Nearly 5 paragraphs, 3 of which came in a language is never studied and required translation. I am hopeful Leigh will continue her automatic writing courses. I hope everyone can try the class! It was a jaw dropping experience.

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Beautiful inspiration

Crystal-Lee Quibell

Leigh has such a gentle way of introducing the material. It was such a comfortable and supportive environment. I left class feeling inspired to create again ...

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Leigh has such a gentle way of introducing the material. It was such a comfortable and supportive environment. I left class feeling inspired to create again after a long hiatus with my art and my writing. So grateful for the beautiful inspiration.

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Enjoyable and informative

Michelle Gobely

I really enjoyed Heart Mapping and am excited to use it to work with some current challenges in my life. I’m familiar with the approach of getting to what yo...

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I really enjoyed Heart Mapping and am excited to use it to work with some current challenges in my life. I’m familiar with the approach of getting to what you are really feeling, however, this class provided more tools and clarity in how to do that. Connecting it to the body’s autonomic nervous system in the way this class explains is new to me. The workbook is very helpful as a guide to work through the process. I hope to remember to use this approach with future challenges so that instead of just feeling something, accepting it as it is, and suffering, I can try to go deeper and find the other side. It was nice to join with others in this class. Thank you!

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Really wonderful, the workbook was fantastic!

Cheryl OShaughnessy

I found this workshop very valuable and informative. I really appreciated the action strategies to use after understanding the content! The workbook was fa...

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I found this workshop very valuable and informative. I really appreciated the action strategies to use after understanding the content! The workbook was fantastic as I am a visual and kinesthetic learner. Just hearing a lecture and information is tough for me to internalize and remember. I now have some wonderful strategies to use, and much greater insight and understanding about emotions that are such a huge part of our lives, and great ways to deal with them. There was one in particular that I am so grateful to have learned and will definitely use ongoing! Do hope you will consider a later start, 7 central, as 6 central is a tough time to make work for peacefully being ready to make it to, and focus on a workshop. This was really wonderful!!!

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Kind and Supportive

Linda Thatcher

Perfect class! Marvelous Leigh (thank you!) shared her insights on using our psychic gifts with the awareness of our Intuition, Affinity, and Intention. She...

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Perfect class! Marvelous Leigh (thank you!) shared her insights on using our psychic gifts with the awareness of our Intuition, Affinity, and Intention. She checked in with us throughout to ask if we had questions or encouraged questions thru the Chat section of the zoom call, too. Discussion of the main topic and finer points followed. Then the class was opened to any general questions we had for the group--everyone participated using their incredible psychic gifts. I had a question regarding an upcoming positive change & got marvelous feedback! I will update everyone when we meet in 2 weeks!

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Welcome Back to Yourself

Brenda Huelle

I've been gone too long. I'm so happy to be back and part of this family again. I'm reminded to set aside space where I can forget about time for awhile.

I've been gone too long. I'm so happy to be back and part of this family again. I'm reminded to set aside space where I can forget about time for awhile.

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Heart Mapping soothed my heart

Debbie Gordon

Leigh's Heart Mapping workshop was a wonderful, concentrated dose of self care training. The workbook was a great companion tool and Leigh's teaching style i...

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Leigh's Heart Mapping workshop was a wonderful, concentrated dose of self care training. The workbook was a great companion tool and Leigh's teaching style is endlessly calm and encouraging. I look forward to part 2!

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Just in case: what is Mercury retrograde?

Mercury retrograde is actually an an optical illusion where the planet appears to change course and move backwards in the sky. Many astrologers believe that this can lead to: fallings out with friends, misunderstandings, travel disruptions, lost emails, brain fog, anxiety, confusion and miscommunication around work projects, headaches, and on and on! But when you know what to do, you can THRIVE during Mercury retrograde season, on your terms!
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When you know what to do, Mercury retrograde can be an incredibly productive, positive time. Viva Institute's (RE)THINK RETROGRADE is a LIVE online experience that will teach you to THRIVE during retrograde season, on your terms!
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