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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Birthing Yourself with Butterfly Teachings

Sarasota author, artist, and psychotherapist Satya Winkelman was hospitalized and homebound after suffering a heart attack. During this time, her sweetheart gifted her a milkweed plant and encouraged her to raise butterflies. Through the metamorphosis of her Monarch butterflies, Winkelman learned how to birth her true self.  

Three years later, after raising and releasing over 260 Monarch butterflies, as well as nurturing herself back to health, Winkelman has written a book about the process, titled Butterfly Teachings: Metamorphosis To Consciousness.  

Using photographs and illustrations, she translates the birth of the butterfly into four psychological stages to better understand your own personal growth. On May 12, from 12:30–2:30 p.m., she will also facilitate an interactive workshop called “Birthing Yourself with Butterfly Teachings” to help you dive further into the process of change, acceptance, and transformation. You are invited to join her and take flight in your own life.  

Location: Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota. Donations can be made to the Center of Spiritual Living Cultural Coast. For more information, visit The book is available for purchase on Amazon along with reviews.


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