The Luminous Self: Sacred Yogic Practices and Rituals to Remember Who You Are--Tracee Stanley in conversation with Dr. Mariel Buqué

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The Luminous Self: Sacred Yogic Practices and Rituals to Remember Who You Are--Tracee Stanley in conversation with Dr. Mariel Buqué

By Charis Books and More/Charis Circle

Charis welcomes Tracee Stanley in conversation with Dr. Mariel Buqué for a celebration of The Luminous Self: Sacred Yogic Practices and Rituals to Remember Who You Are, a guide to self-remembrance with practices, meditations, and self-inquiry questions inspired by yoga and Tantra to help you connect with your inner wisdom, remember your wholeness, and live with clarity and compassion—by the bestselling author of Radiant Rest.

The Luminous Self shares teachings and practices that can help us connect with our true Self and reclaim our inherent power and wisdom—essential for living with purpose and grace in our turbulent world. In this book, Tracee Stanley shares teachings and practices in each chapter—including meditation, yoga nidra, breath work, dreaming rituals, community care practices, journaling, and more—that can help us remember and honor our deepest Self. The book is a journey of inner exploration for anyone who desires to know themselves more deeply. Chapters introduce different paths to personal discernment—including facing obstacles to liberation, forgiveness, the power of memory, transitions as portals to wisdom and devotion, and nature as a teacher—and include stories from Stanley's life, teachings, and practice. 6 audio practices accompany the book.

TRACEE STANLEY is a teacher of yoga nidra, meditation, and self-inquiry and the founder of Empowered Life Circle, a sacred community and portal of practices, rituals, and teachings inspired by years of study in yoga and Tantric traditions. She is author of the book Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity, created the Empowered Life Self-Inquiry Deck, and is host of the Radiant Rest podcast. Tracee leads retreats and trainings in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, please visit

Dr. Mariel Buqué is a Black Dominican, Columbia University-trained Psychologist, intergenerational trauma expert, and the author of the book Break the Cycle: a book that focuses on healing wounds of intergenerational trauma. Her clinical framework is holistic and infuses ancient and indigenous healing practices into a modern, comprehensive therapeutic approach. During her clinical training, she co-developed and completed a 3-year immersive holistic mental health care fellowship in collaboration with the United States Health Administration and Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she offered holistic psychotherapy, in the Spanish language, across multidisciplinary clinics in the Columbia hospital system, including cardiology, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, and primary care.

She has utilized her training in holistic care to integrate holistic practices, like sound bath meditation and breathwork, into therapy, which has helped to deepen trauma healing for her clients. She additionally provides healing workshops to Fortune 100 companies including Google, Twitter, Capital One, and Meta and lectures within the psychology department of Columbia University. Dr. Buqué is widely sought out for her clinical expertise and trauma approach and has been featured on major media outlets including The Today Show, The Real, Good Morning America, and ABC News. During her doctoral training and then within her clinical position as a psychologist at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center, Dr. Buqué was able to see the profound impact of intergenerational trauma, which led to her adopting a more holistic lens to healing layered trauma. This is now the underlying methodology behind her proprietary intergenerational healing approach. Dr. Buqué now makes her healing practices accessible through her book Break the Cycle, her newsletter, and a growing community on social media. As such, she has been named as a School of Greatness’s 100 Greatest People Doing Good in 2022.

Her work can be found on

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