Course curriculum

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    Week 1: Here and Now

    • Welcome to Soul Mapping

    • Map 1: The Wheel of Life

    • Map 1: The Wheel of Life (download)

    • Rules for Being Human (video)

    • Rules for Being Human (download)

    • Community Discussion: The Rules for Being Human

    • Map 2: The Big Questions

    • Map 2: The Big Questions (download)

    • Reflections on Week 1

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    Week 2: Childhood, The Soul of Your Soul

    • Childhood, The Soul of Your Soul

    • Five Minute Meditation

    • Map 3: Childhood Dreams & Secret Longings

    • Map 3: Childhood: The Soil of Your Soul

    • Concept: Pre-Birth Planning

    • Recording of Soul Mapping Zoom Call 1: March 15, 2022

    • Children's Past Lives: Video

    • Map 4: Identifying Your Inheritance

    • Map 4: Identifying Your Inheritance

    • Community Discussion: Childhood, the Soil of Your Soul

    • BONUS ACTIVITY: Your Body, The Vehicle for Your Soul

    • Reflections on Week 2

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    Week 3: Difficult People and Other Angels

    • Difficult People and Other Angels

    • Difficult People: Inquiry Questions

    • Map 5: Difficult People and Other Angels (download)

    • Concept: Mirrors and Contrasts

    • What is Your Life Trying to Tell You?

    • Soul Mapping Tool: "The Work"

    • Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet (download)

    • Community Discussion: Difficult People and Other Angels

    • Reflections on Week 3

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    Week 4: Your Life's Biggest Stories

    • Your Life's Biggest Stories

    • Soul Mapping Zoom Call 2: March 29, 2022

    • Map 7: Your Life's Biggest Stories

    • Inquiry: "Are you saying that I am responsible for my life's challenges?"

    • Mind Clearing Meditation

    • Remembering Your Past Lives

    • 4 Signs You May Have Had a Past Life

    • Community Discussion: Your Life's Biggest Stories and Past Lives

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    Week 5: Your Soul's Deepest Yearnings

    • Power Places and Sacred Spaces, Escape Fantasies and Dreams

    • Map 8: Power Places, Sacred Spaces, Escape Fantasies, and Dreams

    • Four Common Questions About Past Life Regressions

    • Preparing for Your Past Life Regression

    • Guided Past Life Regression Session (PLR)

    • 11 Ways to Get Grounded

    • Community Discussion: Reflections on your Past Life Regression Session

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    Week 6: Creating Your Soul Map

    • Circling Back: Preparing to Create Your Soul Map

    • Soul Mapping: Zoom Call 3

    • Soul Mapping Exercise: "How to Get Rid of Fear"

    • 6 Steps for Healing Karmic Patterns

    • Soul Mapping the Future: “How To Start Your Morning Routine With Love”

    • Two Questions at the Gate of Heaven: Video

    • Community Discussion

    • A Final Blessing: “The Undertaking”

"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." — Rumi

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How Soul Mapping works

During this 6-week class, you will:

  • Use Soul Mapping to unlock the meaning behind your life's events and design a clearer path for the future.

  • Learn about the elements of pre-birth planning to create context for the patterns in your family of origin, your relationships, your career path, your health, etc. within your soul’s plan.

  • Examine the puzzle pieces of your life’s patterns and themes, and receive tools for moving through times of challenge with more wisdom and ease.

  • Meet with your instructor and the Soul Mapping community for biweekly mapping sessions. All calls are recorded for playback.

  • Use Soul Mapping to design your own Soul Map — the “arch of your soul.”

What is Soul Mapping?

When you reclaim your life’s events and make them your own, a fearlessness that takes hold. You become fierce in your pursuit of a new reality. SOUL MAPPING unlocks the patterns and makes sense of the plan—and it’s every bit as astounding as you are.

Workshop format

Here's what you can expect when you register for this 6-week retreat:

  • Biweekly live Soul Mapping sessions, recorded for playback.

  • Receive a new soul map each week, along with audio lessons, videos, and guided meditations.

  • Participate in a Past Life Regression (PLR), which can help you to learn details about your past and connect to your life purpose.

  • A private Soul Mapping community for connecting with members of the class.

  • Downloadable Soul Mapping workbooks with each map so that you can continue to use the workshop tools long after the class is over.



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.

"This is my 5th Viva Institute class! I really like the platform, the thoughtful and concise presentation of materials and how encouraging and direct Leigh Hopkins is in her approach, charismatic and anecdotal — but not waffling or spouting platitudes. You really feel her enthusiasm for the subject matter. Thanks so much for another fabulous class!" — Sue, Nova Scotia

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