Online Community & Monthly Offerings

Led by Octavia Raheem

Do you ever feel like you are falling apart? Like things are falling apart? Like things … as in everything? Are you tired, anxious, bone weary, confused? Are you over yoga as usual that centers performance and what you can (or can’t do) with your body?

The news (I won’t call it good or bad) is that your feelings are completely accurate. Sh*t is falling apart. Structures are crumbling. When things fall apart, we can finally see what is real. What is inside. So much is being revealed. This is a potent moment in our existence.
And one thing I trust is this wisdom from Pema Chodron:

“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart.

Gather Ourselves is a heartful community for ALL led by Octavia Raheem, author of Gather. In this community we fall apart, we come together, we practice yoga beyond asana, we feel our feelings, we rest enough to dream of another world, and when we rise from that rest we are empowered to take more heartful action. It’s also an online community where Octavia generously shares the rituals and practices that supported her in creating her first book, Gather and also shares wisdom directly from the book.

No one can do your (inner) work for you, yet you don’t have to do it alone. We need a place to look and see reality unfolding as it truly is. A place to fully face whatever today holds. A space to gather trust that we still have a future. We need a way to collect our scattered pieces. We need a way to more clarity, courage, and rest. We need solo practice and communal practice.

Gather Ourselves virtual monthly membership is a space to fall apart, to come together, to gather our pieces, to remember we are whole.

Each Wednesday we practice via livestream from 7:45-9:00pm EDT. On the 2nd Saturday of each month we participate in an online workshop from 10:00am-11:30am EDT to Gather Wisdom.

Gather Ourselves {Heart Portal | Online membership} is:

A community with monthly heartful practice that honors the simple and profound truth: We are what we practice. Let’s practice feeling. Let’s practice realness. Let’s practice truth. Let’s practice hope. Let’s practice love. Let’s practice more than asana. Let’s practice transforming from the inside as a prerequisite to shifting what is outside. Let’s practice together.

Gather Ourselves is a  gift of self love, collective care, and the power of commitment to ourselves and greater community to do the sometimes hard, introspective work that isn’t soo… NOT… instagram-able.

In this online community, we gather at our hearts and enter in with courage and care using yoga {movement and stillness} , yoga nidra, meditation, journaling/writing, and being alone+ together.  We access the truth, love, and wisdom that is waiting there and we carry it forward.

We will remember how  to breathe deeply. To love wholly. To live more fully.  To be more human. It’s time. We must face our selves, our pieces and parts, in order to bring ourselves and communities into wholeness. Let’s Gather.

The How

Each month we focus on a collective intention. Current intention is Grace.  On deck for future months Power, Surrender, Forgiveness, Truth.Our practices, workshop, and inquiries will be anchored in that singular intention for the month. We’ll dive deep.

Here we rest and awaken. We feel and explore. We remember and release. We fall apart and come together. We gather.

What’s included in your Gather Ourselves membership:


Weekly livestream class on Wednesdays from 7:45-9:00pm EDT

Full access to all replays and class library

{prerecorded] Monthly meditation practice


Live Gathering {via zoom} 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00-11:30pm EDT


VIP notification about in person events

Members discount  {10%} on virtual retreats and immersions




Membership auto-renews each month

Why Gather Ourselves Heart Portal?

We deserve our own devotion. By having a consistent practice, caring for ourselves is no longer relegated to “when everything else is done” or when we get to it. Instead, you live in a way that honors your heart. The trap and cycle of doing and doing loses its grip and reactivity vs responding lessens. You have access to the best of yourself. You have more fuel to consciously gather everyone and everything else you love.


Gather Ourselves is an online monthly anchored in yoga- movement & stillness, community, and fierce love. Every month you get inspiring + transforming access to classes taught by Octavia Raheem: yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation practices. Octavia generously shares the practices that empowered her to write her first book, Gather. Plus you get VIP invites to in person events (when they resume) and discounts on immersions and intensives with Octavia. Please note that the membership is monthly and autobilled. You will be billed on the day you sign up and on the same day each month going forward.

If you decide Gather Ourselves isn’t for you, you can cancel your membership at any time by emailing octavia@octaviaraheem.

If you are ready to gather your scattered pieces this membership is for you. If you need or want structure and guidance to support you on your journey it’s for you. If you want to practice more than poses/asana, it’s for you.  If you want to connect to the depth of your own heart and our collective human heart, this community is for you. If you want/need rest, stillness, sacred movement, and yoga nidra, join me!

All weekly classes are livestreamed via Union.Fit platform and you can access from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Gather Wisdom, 2nd Saturday workshops take place via zoom. You’ll still need to log-in via your account. 

It will be there waiting for you! All replays are included in your membership so you can practice anytime.

Gather Ourselves is the place for you! All practices are accessible to all levels. All you need to start is yourself and a yoga mat!

Definitely!  I’ve been on a personal journey for almost two decades, and find that community holds and affirms me, while keeping me on track. I will meet you wherever you are and make it a joy+ easy to commit to gathering yourself.

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