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“I just completed a workshop with Star. Being more of a senior citizen I don’t think I would have been open to the workshop prior to meeting Star. I found her to be so open, authentic, enthusiastic, and passionate about her work, which was contagious, that I felt compelled to give it a try. I looked forward to the evenings of the workshop finding Star well prepared, ready to give of herself, inclusive and informative. Being a retired teacher ,I found Star to possess a natural ability to connect with others , also leading each of us to connect with each other. As a workshop leader I feel she has a great amount of skill, warm, compassion, and wisdom. So young and so alive.”

Anna Tsontakis- Mally, Artist

“As a nurse and group facilitator for many years I was mesmerized by the simple, gentle way Star guided and assisted new mother’s in their journey of new motherhood. She is able to capture the inner beauty of women and help them see their beauty. It is easy to trust her because her love for humanity is palpable. It was a pleasure to observe her work and grow from working with her.”

Jennifer L. Giordano, RN, BSN, IBCLC

“Star’s energy, enthusiasm and knowledge shine through as she leads her workshops. Her ability to give each person the safety and support they need for personal growth and insight is remarkable. She helps nourish a sense of community and connectedness which is so rare these days. I personally gained so much from her workshops and look forward to learning with her again.”

Stacey F. MD, Physician

“Star came into my life when I needed a spiritual guide the most. She helped me navigate a very difficult situation with grace and insight. She helped me foster a deep awareness of the beauty, strength, and wisdom that is woven into the fabric of my being, and of every woman. With Star as my facilitator, I danced to the moon. I built an altar. I lay in a circle with my sisters and went on vision quests. I exercised demons. Strove toward and found acceptance. Working with Star helped me find peace at a time when I felt the most destructive sort of pain. She continues to help me now by recommending spiritual and yogic practices, as well as herbal remedies for both me and my fiancé. My fiancé has suffered from acne for decades; after using Star’s herbal prescription of tinctures, he has clear skin for the first time in his life. Star is an old-world-style healer. I would recommend her services to anyone who wants more than a quick-fix, who wants, instead, to change her perspective entirely, and to change her life.”

Anjeanette, Social Worker

“Star is an incredible force of a woman with a gift of healing & intuition. Her combination of compassion and deep strength help her to lead the deepest journey of a weeklong workshop to a simple yoga practice. It is life changing to work with her!”

Lexi Bella, Visual Artist, Blogger, Yoga Instructor

“Star has a wonderful way with her words and such a graceful presence when teaching yoga, you simply feel as if you’re being carried through your practice. Her classes are a thoughtful combination of dance-like flow and insightful wisdom. It’s such a treat taking her class that I didn’t want it to end.”

Kristin Esposito, Writer, Yoga Instructor

“Star is an inspiring and warm group facilitator. Her groups are well organized and she creates a safe and intimate space where the women in the group can bond with each other and share deep feelings. She introduced me to many new concepts that have been life changing. She is fully present as a leader and just a very warm, smart lady! I look forward to working with her again.”

Sharyn Glowatz, Technology Recruiter/Animal Rescuer

“You teach with such conviction because u believe in and truly live by the methods in which u teach! You give women of all walks of life, feelings of empowerment! That we can change or be the amazing women/person that we are meant to be, no matter what we’ve been through or have done in our past. You give us faith and drive to get beyond the nightmares of our past reality and make today a safe, happy and healthy life for ourselves. By far the best teacher of individual growth and recovery I’ve had the pleasure of learning from! Thank u for your personal determination to help others, because it’ll never be the same because now we know too much!”

Gianna Garrett, Mom

“Star has a depth of wisdom behind her sparkly and playful eyes. She shares from a place of truth and gives many personal experiences. I trust her guidance and her love for Women’s empowerment.”

Syama Masla, Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic massage therapist & Ayurvedic Che

“When I first reached out to Star I had been in a toxic relationship for three years and was struggling to either save it or safely exit it. Instead of focusing on my relationship she told me that this is for me. My relationship with self. It wasn’t easy but I leaned so hard into being “selfish “ (what I thought at the time) that I became a higher version of self and ultimately when my toxic relationship did end it ended gracefully and organically and I was safe and excited for what was to come next. I’m so thankful Star popped into my world when she did. Best gift anyone could ever get themselves.”

Betsy Cheslik, Hair Stylist

“I’ve been to many Shrinks and Life Coaches, and Star is really nothing like that. She quickly saw
who I was and what I needed to break free of my Fearful, Mundane, Self medicating life. With
Passion, Support, Knowledge, and Love in her heart, she changed my life forever. If you’re
willing to do the work, she will show you the way to a more amazing, fulfilling life. I cannot
recommend her enough!”

Greg Michna, Computer Engineer

“I would highly recommend Star’s program for anyone looking to improve themselves and be the best person they can be. Having been into self improvement for many years, this was By Far the most I’ve learned about myself, my journey and spirituality in such a short period of time. I continue to use the practices Star taught me on a daily basis and have noticed a profound change in person I am now and my outlook on life. Best decision I ever made…nothing short of life altering.”

Jon Demeritt, Business Owner

“When I started working with Star I was maybe six months out of an intensely violent relationship. I was so overwhelmed with the emotions and guilt of the trauma. At the same time I was trying to find my way as a new young mom. It’s hard for me to put into words my gratitude and deep connection to Star. This woman changed my life. I took 2 off the 12 week courses and they left an invaluable mark on my heart and soul. She opened our eyes to challenge what has been ingrained in us since we were small children. I did weekly one-on-one therapy sessions with her, and this was not a traditional therapy session. I did not sit in her office every week and talk about my trauma. We worked towards the future. What she did for me was way more than therapy. She educated me, she empowered me, she supported me, she informed me, and most importantly she gave me the tools and guided me on a journey to remember what an incredible women, mother and human I have always been. I admire how fierce and bold she is, and in turn that inspired me to become the strong women that I am today. I cherish every conversion. She is a role model, a spiritual life coach, a trusted non-judgmental friend and confidant. If you are someone in this world who feels lost, or if you have had trauma, if you have lost your self esteem, going through a divorce, if you simply want someone to talk to, IF YOU ARE WANTING TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF. Then Star is a woman you want to know.”

Candice Ondriezek, Administrative Assistant

“In February, 2018, I was possibly at the lowest point in my life and heading into tax season which requires 7 days a week of long and exhausting hours. I couldn’t imagine how I was going to get through it; every year seemed to get harder and harder. I saw a newspaper article on Star Bond who sounded like she had an unconventional style of engagement and motivation and decided to give her a call. Over the next 10 or so months of coaching, Star guided my thought processes and habits from rerunning negative and unproductive thought processing to looking forward to and expecting the coming opportunities brought about by adversity. She taught me the purpose of life and has turned pain into challenge and reward. Thank you Star for the new and productive me.”

Deb Patterson, Accountant

“Star is amazing. I have had the opportunity to not only see Star in action, working with groups, but also to see the effect her expansive knowledge, personal charisma, and dynamic presentation style has upon the participants of those groups over time, in interviews and individual counseling sessions. People who come into one of Star’s groups cynical and dismissive of the subject matter leave inspired to apply her practical solutions in their lives. The effect is transformational. People who once imagined themselves flawed beyond repair develop skills for building insight and the kind of engagement with others that helps support and develop the self-esteem necessary to sustaining resilience in a traumatic world. I learn something new every time I work with her.”

Ian Livingston, QMHP
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Philosophy

Integrated into her work, Star illustrates how the social constructivism of gender has ultimately led generations of women into a place of isolation and mistrust with one another. As a result of this strategic separation fostered by a patriarchal paradigm, masses of women worldwide are socialized to have low self-esteem and a lack of self-worth as well as few supportive outlets to develop a deeper sense of self and community. Men on the other hand are misguided into a world of emotional suppression and normalized violence thus perpetuating a societal condition where power elicits abuse and exploitation serves as catalyst to success.

Mission

Star, along with many others, is committed to dismantling the social norms that further perpetuate a status quo society that capitalizes on the self-depreciation and divisiveness. Through her personal practice and co-creative projects with other members of the global community, Star is enthusiastic to be at the forefront of the current paradigm shift that humanity is facing and is eager to usher in a new way of egalitarian living that celebrates life, respects difference and honors the beautiful planet in which we inhabit.

About

Star Rose Bond

MSSW, ASW, RYT
SPEAKER | CONSULTANT | ACTIVIST

Star approaches coaching through an alternative model where she seeks to uncover the psycho-social and spiritual blockages that inhibit individuals from actualizing a life consisting of self-love, integrity, balance and purpose. Star works skillfully and intuitively to meet the gender specific need(s) of a client or group and fosters a unique experience that encourages deep self-exploration & personal accountability.

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