Live a life rooted in your deepest YES!

This flexible course gives you a wealth of material to cover at your own pace. We hope investing this time will help you create a stronger, deeper connection with your own spirit.

This is so necessary because the oppressive systems and structures of this world can distance us from our divine nature. For most of us, the permission to be our full, authentic, and divine selves was interrupted early in our lives, replaced by people-pleasing, self-denial, and scarcity.


To experience liberation, we have to give ourselves radical permission to live our lives rooted in our deepest YES. This YES returns us to our divine nature. When you give yourself increasing permission to imagine, feel pleasure, and love, you are practicing the act of radical freedom in real time.

This is your birthright.


Radical permission is a transformative ideological collaboration between Sonya Renee Taylor and adrienne maree brown. They’ve created this Institute to share with all of you the ideas and practices that have given them greater connection to themselves, others, and their true purpose.

As an Institute participant, you will become a part of a collective of liberation seekers who are exploring radical permission together. 

adrienne maree brown + Sonya Renee Taylor present

the institute for

RADICAL PERMISSION

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Live a life rooted in your deepest YES!

This flexible course gives you a wealth of material to cover at your own pace. We hope investing this time will help you create a stronger, deeper connection with your own spirit.

This is so necessary because the oppressive systems and structures of this world can distance us from our divine nature. For most of us, the permission to be our full, authentic, and divine selves was interrupted early in our lives, replaced by people-pleasing, self-denial, and scarcity.


To experience liberation, we have to give ourselves radical permission to live our lives rooted in our deepest YES. This YES returns us to our divine nature. When you give yourself increasing permission to imagine, feel pleasure, and love, you are practicing the act of radical freedom in real time.

This is your birthright.


Radical permission is a transformative ideological collaboration between Sonya Renee Taylor and adrienne maree brown. They’ve created this Institute to share with all of you the ideas and practices that have given them greater connection to themselves, others, and their true purpose.

As an Institute participant, you will become a part of a collective of liberation seekers who are exploring radical permission together.

C O U R S E • C O M P O N E N T S
what
you
receive

For each of the six units in this course, you will receive:

  1. a video dialogue between Sonya and adrienne
  2. an instructional video from one or more of our 15+ integration practitioners chosen carefully by Sonya and adrienne to help you integrate what you learn into your daily life
  3. daily questions in your journal to guide you in your work
  4. accessible content: video recordings have professional closed captioning and are also available as audio and transcripts
  5. lifetime access to all course content
instructor
dialogues
Six intimate, whimsical, profound video conversations between Sonya and adrienne to watch on your own time. In these dialogues, they lay out the foundational theory and concepts of radical permission.
integration
exercises
15 videos from integration practitioners covering yoga, dance, sexuality, somatics, and other ways to live your truth. Each video has closed captioning, audio files, and transcripts available.
guided
journal
Bonus digital guided journal: The Journal of Radical Permission, a daily journal with generative questions to help you connect with your own permission-giving capacity.
found family discussion guide
This discussion guide includes reflection questions and exercises to work through in a group. Learn how to apply the course teachings within your relationships and pursue collective transformation.
key
resources
list
A comprehensive list of all resources—books, therapeutic techniques, and tools—mentioned in the course, along with participant recommendations. Go even further in your journey!

Your Journal of Radical Permission

A digital journal is included with the course: you’ll have access to a digital copy immediately upon registering. The journal is designed to fit perfectly with the course, so you’re connecting with the concepts daily. 

Based on the bestselling philosophies of radical self-love, emergent strategy, and pleasure activism, this journal gives you permission to love yourself, deeply, as you are. Journaling to these prompts will help you surrender to your body’s needs instead of forcing yourself into cramped disciplines. It will encourage you to:

  • become awed by the natural beauty of your divine self instead of being rampantly self-critical
  • aid you in embracing your shadows and accepting responsibility for your impact all while liberating you to just be
C O U R S E
price model
The practice of giving ourselves permission has transformative possibilities for the entire planet and needs to remain accessible for as many people as possible.

Inclusive Institute pricing allows you to register at the economic tier that honors your resources and this offering. There are also payment plan options so that you can pay over a period of three months. 
Selecting the tier that is right for you ensures we can make the course accessible for all while compensating makers for their labor. 
"Trust the people and the people will become trustworthy."
~ adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy
exaltation
I’m an ambitious lark!
$299
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full price 💚
convocation
I’m a high-flying eagle
over $299
Wowza! Thank you for supporting our community 🤩
flamboyance
We're a happy flamingo fam!
found family discount
30% off groups of 2 or more! 👯‍♂️

If you’re pursuing collective liberation with friends or family, contact us for more details about a group discount.

wisdom scholarship
I'm a wise owl!
$99
Application required 📝

The practice of giving ourselves permission has transformative possibilities for the entire planet and needs to remain accessible for as many people as possible.

C O U R S E
outline
The practice of giving yourself permission returns you to who you really are and allows you to walk yourself back to your center.

To facilitate the journey back to our center, we will examine six practices in depth. We have to listen to our body, our nature, our shadow self, our community, our divine purpose, and whatever is emerging in our future before we fully embody radical permission. 

Unit 1:
Honing your body technology
How can you deepen your relationship with your body? How can you unearth the wisdom it is trying to share with you? Understanding and partnering with your body is part of claiming your full and free self. 
Unit 2:
Self worship
Is there any part of your divine nature you've been denying? Give yourself permission to embrace and honor your divinity!
Unit 3:
Loving your shadows
What have you hidden from yourself? What have you deemed unloveable? There can be no light without dark. For us to fully shine we must embrace our shadows.
Unit 4:
Mutual worship
In what ways are you closing yourself off to support, love, and care from others? In what ways are you withholding love, care, and support for others? How can you give yourself permission to help and ask for help? To trust and be trusted? To let yourself be known and cherished?
Unit 5:
Life alignment
Your divine assignment is what you are called to do in this world, how you express your beliefs through action. Where are you frustrated with the tension between your aspirations and reality? How can you allow your most powerful gifts to emerge?
Unit 6:
Emergent session
What are the areas of life where you most need your own permission in order to grow? How can you share that permission with yourself and others? Become a person who scatters permission like rose petals, all around you. 

— about your instructors —

Sonya Renee Taylor is the founder and radical executive officer of the Body Is Not an Apology, a digital media and education company. Her work as an activist and educator and her commitment to radical self-love and transformation have reached millions of people, and she is the author of the bestselling The Body Is Not an Apology.

adrienne maree brown is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute. She is the author of Emergent Strategy and Pleasure Activism and the co-editor of How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office. She is co-host of the How to Survive the End of the World and Emergent Strategy podcasts.

— presented by—

Berrett-Koehler publishes books and online learning events to help individuals, organizations, and societies become more compassionate, inclusive, and equitable. We help leaders serve the whole—not the few,—and prioritize meaning and purpose over status and growth.

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wisdom scholarship

The practice of giving ourselves permission has transformative possibilities for the entire planet and needs to remain accessible for as many people as possible.

If you would like to participate in the Institute for Radical Permission but are facing financial barriers, we would love to welcome you to our community. First we need to ask a few questions. Please apply for our scholarship below.

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