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Discover potent secrets for activating your heart-based courage, infusing your life with more authentic purpose and passion – and becoming a soul-powered agent for positive change.


Each and every one of us has the capacity to transform our “ordinary” life into an extraordinary life by accessing the depths of love and power within us.

Are you fully living the soul-powered life you know is possible for yourself? Or do doubts, fears and limiting beliefs prevent you from embracing your deepest truths, sharing your biggest message or really pursuing your grandest dreams?

When faced with big challenges, do you act out old “scripts,” and shut down, react or become overwhelmed?

These responses are only natural. However, when you react in these ways, you drain invaluable life force energy that you could harness to fulfill your highest potential and make your unique contributions to the world.

So when struggles arise, how can you be truly empowered to consistently live your purpose, connect to your passion and become an agent for positive change?

The answer is rooted in courage. It’s a simple, but potent word whose root says a lot about what it really is. “Courage” comes from the Anglo-French word “coer” – meaning “heart.” Contrary to popular belief, courage is not acting “brave” and “fearless” in the face of adversity or danger. This can not only be draining, it can also lead to destruction.

For real courage to exist, your heart must be actively engaged – particularly when you’re feeling vulnerable or afraid. This gives us the sensitivity to know what is right action – and how to create allies rather than increase friction.

To truly thrive, it’s vital to learn how to cultivate and sustain courage each and every day – so that you can live with grace, transform your relationship to perceived obstacles, and be available for new, expansive possibilities.


With all the difficulties we’re exposed to in our world, it can be easy to close up in an attempt to create some sort of illusory armor. This is why the first greatest act of courage is to maintain an open heart and truly care.

Courage doesn’t have to be dramatic, as its power hinges on moment-to-moment acts – anytime you face fear, overwhelm, anger, frustration or deep grief, and decide to explore and move through the situation with love.

When you encounter any of these type of blocks, and then you mindfully choose to take actions with your heart engaged – that is courage.

Once you’ve learned how to cultivate, nurture and sustain courage, you’ll have an invaluable skill that can dramatically improve every single aspect of your life – and, in turn – our world.

You have the power to live a magical and
miraculous life.

Courage is the fuel that powers your dreams and inspires others by example. It’s the energy that has empowered the most celebrated leaders throughout history – from successful business executives, to luminaries like Mandela and Gandhi.

However, we’re rarely taught how to cultivate, deepen and expand this precious life-changing quality. For some people, this inner capacity seems to come naturally, but the truth is courage is a skill that anyone can learn and master – including you.

To embody a truly inspired life, you must discover how to go beyond what your mind thinks is possible. And you do this step-by-step, starting at your heart center. It’s a distillation process where you cultivate grace in your way of being in the world.

This creates the space for courage to blossom – so that you are able to tap into your most potent Self in whatever situation arises.

When you’re able to access courage with grace, you are better able to manage and navigate the messiness of the human journey – and become more attuned to what brings you joy and passion.

You can transform your relationship with the obstacles, mistakes and uncertainty of life, so that you are open to the amazing opportunities that can come from them.

Learn from a Master Teacher


With A Course in Courage, you’ll discover how to develop and live from courage, with powerful insights and practices from Julia Butterfly Hill – one of the most courageous change agents and spiritual mentors of our time.

Julia didn’t complete a 738-day tree-sit to protect ancient redwood groves from destruction with one giant act of courage. She ignited and led a worldwide movement by learning to face the challenges presented to her moment-to-moment – from harsh weather to dwindling supplies, from the heckling of loggers to isolation from human contact. She learned to do this with a fierce, compassionate, tender and open heart – which is what turned her into a global icon for sustainable change.

Julia had to build bridges to the loggers from her authenticity, and also use humor to navigate challenging situations. She began to see that old-school “bravery” would not actually create the results she wanted to see. Real, heart-centered, vulnerable courage was required.

And when Julia climbed down from the tree, she brought with her powerful insights into how EACH of us can become a courageous agent of change, that she has generously been disseminating throughout the world.

A Course in Courage is a step-by-step program in which Julia will provide you with the potent secrets for cultivating, sharing and sustaining your own wellspring of courage that she learned from her personal experiences – as well as from many years working with some of the most beloved global visionaries.

You’ll gain a much deeper understanding of courage – and learn how to utilize it to align your life with your highest purpose, passion and authentic power.

You’ll also be empowered to be far more authentic, vulnerable and playfully humorous – keeping you energized for the long haul to your bigger visions.


Courage goes far beyond what you DO in the world; it also gives you the ability to really understand yourself and know the real purpose for your life. When you use courage to make inner shifts, your outer work becomes more aligned and joyful. You attract exactly the right people and situations to fulfill your soul’s mission.

You’ll discover during the course with Julia that you do have the power to have a miraculous life, and you CAN choose how you show up when difficulties – and even opportunities – come your way.

In the Course in Courage, you’ll uncover what truly fuels the spirit of courage, so that when you put your love and passion into action in the world, it’s not only sustainable – it’s actually regenerative!

In the Course in Courage, you will:

  • Discover the secrets to harnessing your untapped energy
  • Cultivate the power of grace in your life
  • Learn to keep your heart engaged during challenging situations
  • Get clear on your purpose of being
  • Ignite your passion, and apply it to your everyday life
  • Learn what you can do daily to fuel your courage
  • Access and maintain your authentic power
  • Transform your relationship with obstacles
  • Align with your unique gifts
  • Speak your truth, while remaining compassionate
  • Transform mistakes into opportunities for magic
  • Learn how to set boundaries in service to courage
  • Connect more deeply to your identity as an agent of change
  • Learn to live “on purpose,” in ways that life aligns with YOU

What You’ll Learn in These 7 Sessions

In this 7-module intensive, Julia Butterfly Hill will teach you how to activate your authentic courage and infuse your life with more purpose and passion to become a soul-powered agent for positive change.

Each module, inquiry and practice session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to access, sustain and master the power of courage in your life.

Module 1: Finding the Miraculous in You
(Recorded on May 29, 2014)


In a production-driven society, we are often like compasses with no magnet telling us which way to go. In this session, you’ll begin the exploration of uncovering your inner magnetic “true North” – which will help you align your life with your unique purpose, passion and authentic courageous power. You will:

  • Gain a new perspective on the reasons why you may be playing small
  • Discover the true power that comes from who you are being and what you are choosing
  • Learn how to live “on purpose,” so that life aligns with YOU
  • Discover how finding your “true North” can help you say “YES” to new opportunities for taking action
  • Find out how reclaiming your truest Self can unlock your unique gifts, so you are free to make your best contribution to our world

Module 2: Cultivating a State of Grace at Your Growing Edge (Recorded on June 5, 2014)


When you begin the process of finding your truest calling and purpose, you may only see where your life is NOT working. In this session, you’ll discover why this is a great place to be – because you are standing at your “growing edge,” where you are ready to embrace something new and bigger. And you’ll learn how to cultivate deep grace, compassion and courage when you find yourself on this precipice. You will:

  • Discover the nuances of your “growing edge” – the space where where you are willing to expand beyond the bounds of comfort and self-preservation – into the unknown
  • Learn to play and approach your growing edge with patience, curiosity and openness
  • Understand the importance of operating from a place of responsibility, power and love – instead of fear, complaint, judgment or anger
  • Explore how your outer world can be a reflection of who you are on the inside, rather than having your outer world dictate who you ARE on the inside
  • Find out how you can cultivate grace in the space between who you have been and who you know you could be
  • Learn how having grace and compassion with others can fill your reservoir of courage

Module 3: Letting Your Heart Lead (Recorded on June 12, 2014)


There are moments when we step into our courage and greatness – even when it would be easier to just be silent, to walk away or to stop in fear. In this session you’ll learn to recognize such moments as the “choice-less choices” that originate in the depths your heart. You will:

  • Discover powerful techniques for effectively directing your focus, energy, passion, commitment and resources
  • Understand the importance of listening to your heart’s wisdom and intuition to access true, unstoppable courage
  • Discover the gems of courage hidden in the places where you might be afraid, but take action anyway
  • Learn to let go of your addictions to comfort – so you can better trust your heart
  • Gain potent insights on embracing fear, while expanding your capacity to love

Module 4: The Power of Appreciation
(Recorded on June 19, 2014)


To have access to our heart-fueld courage, we have to allow ourselves to be open to the miracles and the magic of the moment. In this session, you’ll discover why it’s so crucial to keep hope and courage ignited by honoring the millions of miracles that are happening every single moment of every single day. You will:

  • Learn the importance of celebrating even the smallest victories, so that your energy is not only sustainable – it’s regenerative
  • Discover how being with your experiences and emotions – while not being attached to them – is imperative for feeling fully alive, moment-to-moment
  • Experience the miracle of a single breath to re-inspire you whenever you’re feeling dejected
  • Learn to let go of any perfectionism that blocks your joy and contribution

Module 5: Overcoming Obstacles by Transforming Your Relationship to Them (Recorded on June 26, 2104)


The funny thing is, courage does not happen in the absence of fear. If you weren’t afraid, you wouldn’t need courage! You’ll learn that true courage can only happen when you face your fears, overwhelm, grief, anger and apathy – and then choose to take action from your heart anyway. You will:

  • Look at the places where you are living within the confines of your fears
  • Begin to create and cultivate a practice where you move toward your edge, instead of recoiling
  • Learn to face fear, overwhelm and grief by transforming your animalistic natural preservation reactions to them (ie, “fight or flight”)
  • Uncover the emotional layers that might be inhibiting your ability to show up as your most caring self
  • Learn to make choices from your love and care versus grief or anger
  • Discover how you grow and become more powerful and joyful each and every time you transmute fear into love and service

Module 6: Finding Your Unique Contribution (Recorded on July 3, 2014)


Each of us has a unique contribution to make, which requires our full courage to move toward. In this session, you’ll discover a powerful distillation process for uncovering your unique purpose, which will be fueled by your growing relationship with courage. You will:

  • Create your own purpose statement, which describes a vital essence of who you are being, rather than what you are doing
  • Discover techniques for elevating your purpose statement
  • Experience the magic that comes from the boldness and courage it takes to stand in your purpose – effortlessly attracting the right people and opportunities
  • Learn to harness the gifts of clarity and receive the magic it brings

Module 7: Taking Action with Love (Recorded on July 10, 2014)


Most people will change their “purpose” many times throughout their lives. Most commonly, people are drawn to an issue for a few months, a year or a few years – and then branch out and find a new “purpose,” or even have several at a time. The key, though, is constantly being in loving action based on your purpose. And in this final session, you will explore which actions and ways of being of service are the best expression of your deeper purpose right now. You will:

  • Explore the deep core of who you are
  • Understand how to utilize who you truly are in loving action
  • Discover the ways your heart and soul most want to be in action and service in the world
  • Identify your “dream team” of supporters who can assist your loving actions
  • Gain clarity on your courageous next steps

The Course in Courage Bonus Collection

In addition to Julia’s truly transformative 7-module online training, you’ll also receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions are being offered to further complement what you’ll learn in the course – and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Becoming: Pictures, Poems and Stories
E-book by Julia Butterfly Hill


Julia honors us with her vulnerability and courage in this intimate chronicling of her inner journey of transformation. Through her photographs, sketches and poems, we get an unedited glimpse into the soul of this global activist, author, teacher and spiritual mentor. Her diary-style entries let us see – and feel – the joy and pain, as well as the fear and courage, of her becoming. It is our becoming, too, as Julia invites us to interpret her work freely, letting it unfold its wings within us.

Dancing with the Divine Darkness
Audio Teaching with Julia Butterfly Hill


In this revealing 40 minute talk – recorded in front of a live audience at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in upstate New York, Julia shares about the “Divine Darkness” and her understanding of the connection between the Divine Feminine and the Earth. These topics are essential parts of any path of courage, and her exploration will help to illuminate your own journey and support your transformation.

Sacred Activism: Embodied Practice on the Personal and Global Level
Audio Dialogue with Julia Butterfly Hill and Seane Corn


In this exclusive session, Julia Butterfly Hill talks with yoga teacher and Off the Mat, Into the World® founder, Seane Corn, about the work of embodied practice, the challenges and rewards of manifesting vision into action, and body politics and corporate responsibility in our world. Seane will also share about her recent trip to the Ecuadorian rainforest with Off the Mat, having witnessed, first-hand, the devastation that the oil industry has had on the land, the people and the environment.

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching, rooted in the themes of self-empowerment, self-actualization and life purpose. Having been featured prominently in Yoga Journal,, the Today Show and more, Seane now utilizes her public platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. Since 2007, through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®, Seane and her team have been training leaders in sustainable, authentic activism worldwide, and have raised over $4mm, serving underprivileged international communities in need.

Stories of Courage Package

These two audio dialogues were recorded during the Shift Network’s Inspiring Women Summit – and are sure to further inspire you on your courageous path. The sessions are hosted by The Shift Network co-founder Devaa Haley Mitchell.

Passionate Service in the Heart of Darkness
Audio Recording with Lucy Liu


Lucy Liu was born and raised in Queens, New York, graduating from New York City’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School and receiving a BA from the University of Michigan with a degree in Asian Languages and Culture. After graduating, she pursued an acting career and is most known for her roles on television’s Ally McBeal and the film Kill Bill and the blockbuster Charlie’s Angels.

The Divine Alignment of Body and Soul
Audio Recording with Marianne Williamson


Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times bestsellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." – often misattributed to Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural address – is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne’s other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America and The Gift of Change.

What People Are Saying About Julia Butterfly Hill


To experience Julia’s commitment and love in person was a life-changing event. She was literally shining.
– Bonnie Raitt


Julia’s evolved into a incredibly powerful figure.
– Woody Harrelson


Visiting Julia Butterfly was one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.
– Joan Baez


Julia is a lightning rod 180 feet atop a giant redwood. She says, “No more old-growth redwoods should be cut – not on my watch.” She’s the Joan of Arc of the redwoods.
– Mickey Hart, The Grateful Dead


Julia gives such special shine to the word “possible.” I think better and with sweeter resolve knowing such as she dances in the trees... Julia answers the question: “Can one person make a difference?”
– Patch Adams, MD

Here’s What You’ll Receive


Seven Recorded 90-Minute Class Sessions with Julia Butterfly Hill

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn from internationally renowned change agent Julia Butterfly Hill – from the comfort of your own home. Each class session helps you create the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential.


Seven PDF Transcripts of Each
Class Session

In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.


Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson, you will then have the option to do related exercises and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning, and integrate each lesson.

A Course in Courage Bonus Collection

  • Becoming: Pictures, Poems and Stories
    E-book by Julia Butterfly Hill
  • Dancing with the Divine Darkness
    Audio Teaching with Julia Butterfly Hill
  • Sacred Activism: Embodied Practice on the Personal and Global Level
    Audio Dialogue with Julia Butterfly HIll and Seane Corn
  • Stories of Courage Package

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Cultivate
Your Courage

We feel honored that Julia Butterfly Hill has chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from an internationally-renowned agent of positive change and spiritual mentor.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals – which would cost thousands of dollars). You’ll also be able to benefit from Julia and her guests’ incredible teachings and exercises, from the comfort of your home – at your own pace!

If you’re serious about learning how to cultivate and sustain courage to bring more authentic purpose, passion and power into your life – and our world – please take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

More Praise for Julia Butterfly Hill...

In the vast oceans of the ancient world, seafarers discovered that navigating by the North Star, they would always be able to find their way on their journey and return home. In the vastness of living a life, we too need a North Star to navigate by to find our way and return home. The inner North Star is purpose. Julia Butterfly Hill’s [course] has been thoughtfully designed and refined over many years, and...[it] can help you find your North Star, that is, your purpose. Julia’s gift to you and your gift to yourself and to the world in which we all live.
– Robert, Occidental, CA

Julia is amazing. She’s very present when she listens to someone and I found her feedback to be very compassionate and full of wisdom. I feel privileged to have had her guide me through this process. I will be forever thankful.
– Daniel, Canada

A very provocative, learning experience with a highly qualified and insightful woman. Julia Butterfly Hill exceeded my expectations with her candor and integrity and caring.
– Jennifer, El Paso, TX

This is a once in a lifetime experience that gives you the skills to move forward and change the world with clarity of purpose...the one thing that every activist truly needs.
– Leora, Washington DC

Love the passion she shows! Emotional, uplifting and motivational! It’s a great way to start understanding environmentalism and love for our Earth!
– B. Jacobsen

Julia’s bravery and courage are amazing and inspiring, but her spirituality and hope are even more of an inspiration for all of us
– N. Audette

... Julia Butterfly Hill is the Henry David Thoreau, the Rachel Carson, and the Edward Abbey of her generation...the guts of a hero and the heart of a saint...Julia Butterfly Hill has mastered the athletic and graceful art of following-through on her “shots” until victory is achieved!
– Earth Worker / The Aeolian Kid

If each one of us had even a small portion of that type of passion [that Julia does], just think what we could accomplish in our lives with our jobs, families and helping save this planet from it’s current road to devastation.
– A Customer

About Julia Butterfly Hill


The recipient of numerous prestigious awards and distinctive honors, Julia Butterfly Hill is one of the most internationally recognizable figures in environmental activism.

Julia founded the non-profit organization, Circle of Life, and was the visionary of We The Planet, setting the standards for green festivals, events and tours in the US. She co-founded the Engage Network and is the inspiration behind What’s Your Tree. She also acts as a strategic advisor for numerous other organizations. Julia Butterfly Hill speaks regularly on university campuses, has addressed the United Nations, lobbied congress, and has continued to stand on the front lines of environmental and social justice issues all over the world. Her courage, conviction and profound clarity in articulating a message of hope, empowerment and love and respect for all life has inspired millions of people worldwide.

Julia Butterfly Hill brought international attention to the plight of the world’s last remaining ancient forests when she climbed 180 feet into the branches of a 1000 year-old redwood tree and refused to come down. Her historic protest to the environmental destruction caused by the clear-cutting of ancient redwoods culminated after 738 days with an agreement that provided permanent protection for the tree known as Luna and a 3-acre buffer-zone around it.

Julia Butterfly Hill is an activist, a writer and a poet. She is the author of the national bestseller, The Legacy of Luna, and the co-author of One Makes The Difference, both published by Harper SanFrancisco.

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