Awakening Joy

About the Course - Community

The Awakening Joy community includes thousands of people worldwide who are making well-being and joy a priority in their lives. There are many ways to connect.

Practice Partners

Practice Partners Are Encouraged

  • Take the course with a friend or find a partner through our online Message Board/Forum.
  • Practice Partners help to keep the themes and practices in awareness
  • Participants can do the exercises from the zoom recording sessions with their Practice Partners
  • Check-in may be as simple as 5 - 10 minutes by phone or email

Helpful Document: "Finding and Working with a Practice Partner"

  • Guidelines are given for finding and working with a partner
  • Document is located in the "Getting Started" portion of the For Members section of the website

Local Support Groups

Group Support Deepens the Experience

  • Good group chemistry guarantees you’ll awaken some joy!
  • Sign up to be part of a teacher trainee led group or form your own group.

Helpful Support Group Manual

  • Created by James and Jane Baraz and other experienced group leaders
  • Contains sample lesson plans and materials
  • Manual located in the "Course Materials" portion of the For Members section of the website

Discount for Individual Group Members

  • All joy group members should be registered individually for the course
  • Discount available to all members when leader registers the group online


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Music CD (Various Artists)

Music CD "Awakening Joy: The Music")

Eve Decker and Various Artists