What is Stir the Embers?

You've seen the Facebook page, read the Quotes of the Day, and heard vague references to warrior paths and self-defense. What exactly is Stir the Embers? Let's start by explaining what Stir the Embers is not:

Stir the Embers is not your mother's self-defense class. Most typical self-defense courses teach a specific martial art or fighting technique. When you attend our introductory workshop, you will learn simple, basic techniques from a variety of martial arts and defense styles that women of all ages and physical fitness levels can do. We strive to create a supportive, safe environment where you can laugh, cry, question and learn at your own comfort level.

Stir the Embers is not just for women (and men) who want to learn to kick butt. Our introductory workshop is designed to give you a toolbox of responses to a variety of situations, including verbal, psychological and physical threats. Of course, if you want to learn to kick butt, we can help you with that, too.

Stir the Embers is not an empowerment class, it's more of an "attitude adjustment" workshop. The word "empowerment" implies that someone or something else is giving you power or giving you permission to have power. We believe that you are already empowered and we want to help you rediscover that power, or "awaken the fire within." Have more questions? Feel free to post a comment on our blog or on our Facebook Wall. We look forward to helping you awaken the fire within.

Who are we?

Stir the Embers was founded in 2009 by six friends with a passion for helping others to "awaken the fire within."

Our mission is to help participants discover and pursue their warrior path. We provide a variety of workshops, seminars, weekend retreats and self-help media to help participants achieve their goals.