The Art of Money – Financial Therapy for Your Soul.

The Art of Money

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You don’t usually avoid things.

You’ll have that tough conversation with your sweetie — because you know it’ll bring you closer together.

You try to look more lovingly at the person in the mirror. You work on bringing mindfulness and compassion into your family dinners, your work, and your parenting.

Being a “work in progress” is a great thing. After all: isn’t reflecting deeply what makes life better and better?

Normally, you’ll look the toughest taboo in the eye.

Heck: you’ll pour it a glass of Pinot Noir and share a few laughs.

But there’s one nagging, glaring exception. One area of your life that feels … off. Shameful. Misaligned, maybe.

MONEY.

Ooof.

It’s that thing you’d rather not think about. (Let alone talk about.) Gulp. Sweaty palms. Scary, pit-in-stomach icky feeling.

But IT keeps coming up, anyway. It’s the elephant in the room … that for some reason, you keep turning your back on.

The Money Elephant was there when you panicked after splurging on those amazing $200 boots. Can I actually afford these? What’s my bank account even AT, right now? Aaaaah, when will I be a grownup with money?

The Money Elephant was in the room when your new client asked about your rates and your tongue dried up like the Sahara. I want to “charge what I’m worth,” but what does that even mean?? And what if I just really need the money?

And the Money Elephant was plopped right between you and your sweetie that weekend after you maxed out the credit card — and gave each other the silent treatment. She spent that much on fancy lotions?? How do couples even TALK about money??

Money has been the elephant in the room your whole life. Because most of us are simply never taught how to really make friends with him.

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Maybe you’ve tried forcing yourself to get along — by creating super-restrictive budgets. But you inevitably slip up — and feel worse than ever.

You’ve tried visualizing abundance — but that doesn’t really help when you need to hire a bookkeeper.

You’ve tried out-running the elephant. Or throwing all your bills away, hoping if you ignore them long enough you just won’t have to deal with them.

But the elephant isn’t going away. So … what if you could bring all that love and mindfulness and work-in-progress optimism to this area of your life, too?

Isn’t it time you looked this elephant in the eye, pour him a cuppa chamomile, and had a heart-to-heart?

He doesn’t bite. (Pinkie promise.) And he’s not really a big, scary monster. When you give him a chance, you’ll see: he can be a powerful, loyal friend.

He will move mountains for you to create the life you want.

Want to be closer to your sweetie? He’ll light the candles and pour the wine.

Want to feel more empowered and aflame with purpose? He’ll walk that path with you, pointing out opportunities for clarity and peace of mind.

Want to trust yourself more, and grow into the person you know you can be? He’ll let you ride on his back as you tour realms of profound wisdom, intuition, and personal power, deep within yourself.

Life becomes deeper and sweeter if you give the elephant in the room some love.

Most of us have no idea how to do this, though. We simply weren’t taught how to work with money, from childhood on up. And we certainly weren’t taught how to deal with our emotions about it!

That’s why money is the final frontier of a conscious lifestyle for many, many people.

That’s why I do what I do.

And that’s why I’m so excited to share with you the fullest expression of my work: a year-long program called The Art of Money. It’s a year-long, online money school designed to help you transform your relationship with money.

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Hi, I’m Bari Tessler Linden, Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, and author of the acclaimed book, The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, now available from Parallax Press (and getting oodles of rave reviews).

Over the last 15 years, I’ve guided thousands of people into new, more loving, and refreshingly honest relationships with money. My work has been featured on Oprah.com, US News & World Report, Reuters, and too many blogs to count.

Four years ago, we shared something completely new with the world: a one-year money school called The Art of Money. It’s the thrilling culmination of over two decades of my money, emotional, and body-centered work — and the absolute best way I’ve found to share this deep money work.

The results have been nothing short of incredible. Extraordinary healing. Heart-opening insights. Deep transformation. Astonishing community support.

Now, we’re about to welcome a new group of Money Adventurers to our fifth year: The Art of Money 2017. It’s going to be our very best year, yet: with added support, new Guest Teachers, and an oomphier-than-ever mission to create a global, conscious money movement.

This work isn’t magic. It’s conscious transformation.

You can transform boring, dry “money stuff” into a creative, loving self-care practice.

You can transform tense money conversations (or deafening silence) with your sweetie into intimate Money Dates that bring you closer than ever.

And you can transform money itself into an adventure of deep visioning, mindfulness, and joy … so that it stops holding you back and starts helping you live your dreams.

Because when you finally look into the elephant’s warm, brown eyes and give him some love, he’ll love you right back.

 
We’ll pour the chamomile.

 

The Art of Money

February 1st – December 31st 2017

… a year-long program for profound + practical money transformation
… with a treasure trove of content
… eclectic, expert Guest Teachers
… monthly live group coaching calls with Bari
… support from a heart-plucked team of Transformation Assistants
… a kindred, enthusiastic global community
… accountability, love, and support
… 11 months of teaching in a thoughtful, flexible structure
… practical, ready-to-use resources
… access to my entire library for the lifetime of the program
… for veteran students and brand new adventurers
… for solo journeyers and couples
… for anyone with a willing heart and curious mind.
One complete tapestry weaving together personal, couple, and entrepreneurial money teachings.
… All at our most affordable monthly price, ever.

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Sign up now and enjoy these early bird goodies:

  • Live, 2-hour+ Kickstarter call with Bari on Sunday, October 30th at 5:00 pm MT. You don’t have to wait ‘till next year to begin your Art of Money journey. Join me for this live call with teachings, gentle practice suggestions, laser coaching, and Q&A.
  • Live, End-of-Year Money and Life Tele-Ritual. Bid 2016 a celebratory farewell and set intentions for 2017 — for your money and your whole life. This beautiful + interactive (tele-streamed) ritual was a packed house last year, and we can’t wait to do it again!
  • Money Mapping digital workbooks. Some people just adore this part of my methodology, but we don’t get to it until the end of the Art of Money. Get a headstart now with these beautiful workbooks — plus get the full, video interview with bookkeeper extraordinaire, Jess Salzman, so you can pick the very best financial tracking software. (Only if you’re ready, of course!)
  • Access to my entire digital library. Yep: you’ve got a key to the full Bari archives! And you can start exploring as soon as you register — no need to wait ‘till January. Check out hours upon hours of Guest Teacher interviews (audio + video), articles, book recommendations, financial pro referrals, and so much more.
  • The Holiday Money Care Package. Have you ever noticed how the holidays seem to crank up the volume on your “money stuff”? Get some beautiful support for your holiday money relationship, at the emotional, practical, and spiritual levels, so you can enjoy more and stress less. (With virtual ribbons and hugs!)

Remember: these special gifts won’t be available past October 30, 2016.

If you sign up now (which you can do below), we’ll deliver them straight to your inbox, so you can begin finding more peace, confidence, and empowerment in your money relationship, today.

 

It sounds hokey, but the Art of Money course has changed my life. After 16 years of intense therapy and lots (and lots) of change, I felt like I was ready for something bigger. I was pretty unconscious about my money issues when I heard about Bari, but was intrigued by her work.

Going through the AOM program each month with Bari’s gentle but firm questioning technique allowed me to uncover areas of shame and undervaluing myself (many of which that had NOTHING to do with money). Once the healing began, I grew bigger and was able to begin to see my own power and abilities in a new light, no longer shrouded in that unconscious shame from my past.

Since doing the program I’ve developed a new plan for my work that includes leaving district education and launching into my own business that is closer and truer to my deepest heart and calling. “It’s about the money and it’s NOT about the money” as Bari says. And it’s absolutely true.

Lori McDonald
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Here’s an overview of the territory we cover on the journey in the program…

 

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Our Map: 3 Phases of Money Transformation
Money Healing, Money Practices, Money Maps 

1. Money Healing.

Discover a gentle approach to deep healing, pattern-untangling, and emotional well-being. You are a creature of great complexity. Your being includes body, emotions, mind, relationships, and spirit. Your money relationship reflects all of these aspects — and our approach to money healing honors them all.

  • We’ll spend 4 months here, learning to apply massive doses of compassion, listening, and love.
  • Get honest about your money story and bring it into the light.
  • Learn emotional and body-centered practices for deep healing.
  • Discover the 7 Money Areas and what’s truly brought you here.
  • Understand the nuanced, subtle, and complex forces driving your money patterns: family conditioning, personal reactions, gender dynamics, and more.
  • Create your own money rituals for refreshing peace, clarity, and acceptance.
  • Experience forgiveness, un-shaming and fear-busting … in droves.
  • Enjoy a confident, more mature relationship with money — on your own terms.
  • Celebrate your strengths, heal your wounds, and honor your desires.

2. Money Practices.

Create a clear, eyes-wide-open, refreshingly honest relationship with your finances. Soulful work is deeply rewarding — yet we also need the techniques, practical steps, and nuts ‘n bolts number-crunching to breathe it to life.

  • We’ll spend 4 months here, applying actionable how-tos, fresh perspectives, and expert guidance.
  • Start (or refine) money self-care practices that fit your life.
  • Learn the language of money — and harness it to support your journey.
  • Get empowered through systems and practices that keep you accountable.
  • Achieve new awareness + savviness with your Saving, Earning, Spending and Giving habits.
  • Look at your numbers, learn from them, and make the changes you want — with less resistance and more ease.
  • Identify your deepest values — and how to align your money habits with them.
  • Transform dry, dreaded “bookkeeping” into something beautiful that supports your deepest values.
  • Infuse more passion + fun + creativity into your relationship to money.
  • Enjoy plenty of time and compassionate encouragement as you implement, regroup, and integrate your new habits and approaches.

3. Money Maps.

Zoom out to the greater context of your life’s big dreams and visions — and connect all this with your real numbers. Support your unfolding personal journey through an empowered relationship to money. You’re an evolving, changing creature — and your money relationship will change over time, along with you. How does money support and reflect your current and long-term dreams and goals?

  • We’ll spend 4 months here, giving you the space and tools to connect even more deeply with yourself and craft your own responses to some big questions:
  • What are your big visions, dreams, and goals for this one precious life?
  • How can you support your personal journey through an honest, empowered relationship to money?
  • What life phase are you in, what phase are you moving into, and how does this connect with your money journey?
  • How can you dance with your dreams — right now and preparing for the future?
  • How do your values and phase of life affect your decisions around conscious spending, earning, and saving?
  • What does your personal Money Map of Intention look like?
  • Where do your gifts intersect with what the world needs — and will pay for?
  • How will you get from here to where you want to go? In 5 years, 10, 20, or 30?
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Experience it for yourself in a robust, miniaturized version. Whether you’re new to my teaching style — or just new to The Art of Money — get a behind-the-scenes peek so you’re confident you’ll love it before you buy. Get an Art of Money Sampler, including:

  • Audio teaching introducing a Monthly Mission
  • A Weekly Love Note
  • A slice of a Monthly Mission — in PDF format
  • A Guest Teacher interview
  • An audio excerpt of a live Q&A call, with Bari’s focused teaching and support.

It’s all delicious, delightful, and deep. Get your own Art of Money Sampler, for free, right here.

 

A Program to Engage and Inspire

The Art of Money is the culmination of over a decade of conscious money work with thousands of people from all walks of life.

My team and I have listened to our community and created this experience based on what truly works best. We’ve experimented, pondered, and fine-tuned. We’ve surveyed previous Art of Money Explorers and made this year’s program even better. We’ve balanced flexibility and accountability. Go-at-your-own-pace resources and community structure. Personalized attention and group support.

Join us for this deeply personal exploration. With friends, teachers, and wise ones. With practices, ongoing support, and massive amounts of love.

 

Sonya and I have now had numerous conversations about money. Numerous! Conversations! MONEY. Lol. As little as a year ago, one of us would say something like, “I think I’ll buy a pack of gum” and suddenly we’re in a fight about money. Your program came at a particularly pivotal time because Sonya and I closed on a house at the beginning of June. We are two Black lesbians who have just purchased a home in the SF Bay Area!! THANK YOU for the tools, the resources, the permission! For speaking out loud what many of us wish to keep hidden.

Tijanna
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Here’s what’s included:
  • Money Healing. Money Practices. Money Maps. The program unfolds fluidly through these three essential elements. Engage with ease, knowing we’re holding the grand vision.
  • A year-long journey. Within the grand framework, we’ll dive deeply into one theme every month — from careers to kids, debt to ritual, Enneagram to bookkeeping systems. Explore the varied and vast reaches of your money relationship. With ample time to prepare for the journey and integrate what you’ve learned.
  • Live, 2-hour Group Coaching Call with me, every month. This is your chance to ask me anything. I’ll guide the community through our Monthly Mission and save plenty of time for live Q&A. (Don’t worry: you can always send your questions ahead of time if you’re unavailable — or just shy!)
  • Amazing Guest Teachers. We’ll welcome an amazing roster of guest teachers throughout the year, teaching a “money-and…” class on their area of expertise. You’ll receive access to a full year’s worth of recordings of these classes from The Art of Money 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • My incredible team of Transformation Assistants. These women are wise guides in their own right — and have been steeped in my Art of Money work for years. They’ll help me support all of you, in more ways than I can count. When you hit a wall, when you need a hand, or when you want some help celebrating (which you will!).
  • Monthly Missions. Start each month fresh and focused with a Monthly Mission email. You’ll also receive video, audio, and workbook exercises to guide your exploration deeper.
  • Irresistible exercises. You’ll be encouraged to continuously engage the material — at your own pace — with weekly homework, reflection prompts, exercises, and more.
  • Ongoing Guidance and Love. You’ll be held with so much love by me and my team. Expect emails, love letters, support, and resources each week.
  • Rich Community. Connect, share, and engage with your fellow Money Adventurers as much as you like within the private Facebook group. I’m very active here, so if you need a little nudge or reflection from me, just ask!
  • Access to my entire Library. I’ve been gathering incredible resources about money for 15+ years now. And you get all of it. Videos, audios, interviews, exercises, referrals for financial experts, and other resources galore. Don’t fret: we won’t overwhelm you with it all! Your Monthly Mission is curated and focused. But all these other goodies are here for you, whenever you want.

 

Got Questions? We’ve got Answers.

We’ve given every detail of this program oodles of caring thought. Want to know our reasons behind anything and everything? Click right here to read the full FAQ.

 

Resources Galore

As a Money Explorer, you’ll also get access to my entire library of online trainings for the life of the online portion of the course (for years to come): materials, interviews, and more. Yep: everything I’ve got. The 2017 member area materials. All the nuts ‘n bolts, bells ‘n whistles are yours. Even after your Art of Money year is over. (That’s everything except the private Facebook group.) The Bari archives include:

  • Handy tutorials, videos, and mini-courses
  • Library of fabulous interviews with expert teachers
  • Exercises, workbooks, recordings, and articles
  • Recommended reading list
  • Exclusive referrals for your financial team
  • … and more …

Bring your whole self.
Bring your fears, your desires, your questions.
Bring your honey.
Let the transformation begin.

 

As a man with a traditional finance background, I was extremely skeptical of this seemingly feminine and feelings oriented course because I felt like I knew exactly what needed to be done for our financial health. But through the course, Bari won me over and my perspective has completely changed.

If you are a married couple with young children like we are, and you are wondering if you should do this, I would strongly suggest it. I have been the money person in our relationship, and I always wanted my wife to care as much about saving money as much as I do. But I couldn’t get her to see my side of things. 

So it wasn’t a surprise to me that she proposed we enroll in this course. My instant reaction was that we should keep our money in our account instead of enrolling. I tried to convince her that I could teach her everything she needs to know about budgeting, money, investing etc. It turns out, Bari was a better teacher for her than I am. She needed a really kind, gentle approach, and a community of support to engage in money talk.

Bari taught us techniques for being kind to ourselves and each other around a topic that brings up so much tension and stress. During the course, we paid off all debt completely and are both focused on building our savings. My wife does it without me nagging her now. Her inner money manager has been awakened. Our finances are better than ever before, and we are both involved now. I’m grateful to you Bari, for helping us connect on this issue so deeply. 

Rene Cordova and Lumina Gershfield Cordov
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What We’ll Cover Each Month 

 

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Setting the Stage

  • Learn how to get the very most out of this transformational year
  • Get up and running with my team’s loving support on housekeeping and logistics
  • Dive into preliminary work that will pave the way for the journey to come.
  • Prepare. Vision. Create a safe container for rich, deep work.
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Getting Honest

  • Dig into your first Monthly Mission, and begin your Money Initiation: the education of a lifetime
  • Get the grand overview of the journey: Money Healing. Money Practices. Money Maps.
  • Dip your toes into the Art of Money community: say hello in our private Facebook group
  • Start un-shaming your money relationship … in a big way
  • Learn and practice our favorite-favorite tool: the body-check in
  • Take stock of your current money life (relationship to earning, spending, planning, etc.)
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Money History

  • Dig into the past to find the golden nuggets of your money story
  • Examine the complex, subtle influence of your family of origin and lineage
  • Explore your conditioning, reactions, rebellions, etc.
  • Identify how your patterns play in yourself and in relationship
  • Delve into the money dynamics of couples and gender
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Getting Current and Complete

  • Determine the actions you need to get current — practical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual
  • Take the necessary steps. Write that letter. Pay those taxes. Set up that system.
  • Explore money’s relationship to ritual and rites of initiation
  • Learn to forgive: others and yourself
  • Create your own rituals to complete and move forward

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Introduction to Money Self Care

  • Transition from deep healing into practical money work.
  • Discover: What is a money practice?
  • Learn the language of money and harness it to support your journey
  • Get empowered around definitions and systems
  • Complete your own bookkeeping assessment
  • Learn how to craft and pace your Money Practice for success
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Values-Based Bookkeeping + Tracking Systems

  • Create your own Chart of Accounts and truly look at your numbers
  • Identify your deepest values, and learn how to align them with your bookkeeping
  • Rename blah categories with values-driven titles
  • Learn to look at your numbers with gentleness and ease
  • Choose a tracking system and begin implementing it!
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Refining and Implementing Your Money Practice

  • Refine daily, weekly, monthly practices + money self care
  • Identify which steps are in place already, and which need implementing
  • Understand differences between financial experts — who to hire, and how to hire
  • Learn about the basic financial reports and how to use them
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Integration + Implementation

  • Review everything we’ve covered in Months 1-7
  • Celebrate your victories and shifts — big and small
  • Identify your remaining roadblocks
  • Pinpoint your growing edges in money healing and money practices

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Defining and Creating Your Map of Intention

  • Define, vision, and create your personalized budget
  • Shift from dry budgeting to a Map of Intention
  • Create a 3 Tiers Plan (for Basic Needs, Comfortable, and Ultimate Lifestyles)
  • Continue an ongoing dance with your goals, projections, values, dreams, and current reality.
  • Begin to develop your ability to make great decisions around your spending.
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Visioning and Living Your Map of Intention

  • Apply your Map of Intention to your real-life cash flow
  • Engage with your finances, whatever your circumstance: steady income, individuals, couples, entrepreneurs, etc.
  • Explore making money doing work you love
  • Connect with your current and future dreams
  • Plan how to get from where you are to where you want to be
  • Vision, dream, intend, create, and play!
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Good Money Decisions + Your Annual Money Practice

  • Learn several frameworks for making money decisions that feel smart and good, to YOU.
  • As the year comes to a close, learn how to review with savvy and compassion
  • Look forward into the new year with clarity, empowerment, and love
  • Get a head start on taxes by setting up systems and support
  • Create fresh intentions for your money relationship moving forward
  • Fine-tune and experiment with your Map of Intention / Budget, harnessing it as a deeply supportive life tool.
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Review, Celebration, and Closure

  • Celebrate and honor. Rest and rejuvenate.
  • Refine your vision for 2017
  • Learn to honor endings, transitions, and change — both internal and external

 

Is 2017 your year?

As a Money Adventurer, you’ll be guided through my entire, time-tested approach — and enjoy brand-new teachings on a multitude of themes. From grand vision to monthly themes to baby-steps: discover a vibrant tapestry that lovingly weaves together every thread of your money relationship.

 

Prior to enrolling in Art of Money, I thought I had the finance thing down, at least the operational parts of it. However, there were disconnects with how I was living my dreams – the “why” and “why not” – that I didn’t even realize I needed to address until I saw the ad for the yearlong course. Something about it resonated deeply, and I’m so glad I went into what is deeply rich, prolific and practical content.

After a year of experiencing her, I don’t want to minimize the impact of Bari’s unique approach, either, as her gentle, compassionate, non-shaming presence and community created a sense of safety that allowed me to take risks and go deeper than I have before. Through this work, I’ve been able to move beyond simply tracking and managing my money with diligence, to stewarding my life and finances with love. Art of Money was a life-changing experience for which I am immensely grateful.

Jennifer Jackson
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Drumroll, please…Your Guest Teachers 

I have to tell you, reading this section gives me happy chills every time I look at it. I am humbled and honored to introduce you to this crazy-amazing lineup of teachers and contributors I’ve gathered to support you.

I consider each a visionary expert in their field, and I’ve collaborated with them to choose the most potent topic to dive into together. In addition to the robust framework from me (money healing, money practices, and money maps), each month we’ll welcome an incredible guest teacher to enhance your experience. This roster is hand-picked — no, heart-picked — by me, for you.

Feast your eyes, dear friends . . . .

The Guest Teachers for 2017:

 

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Jacquette Timmons. Financial Behaviorist.
Topic: Couples + Money. Get beneath the surface conversation and identify what you’re really talking about when money’s on the table. Learn how to talk about money with your sweetie … more sweetly, powerfully, and peacefully.

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Fabeku Fatunmise. Business Awesomizer, Suck Exorcist, Sonic Alchemist.
Topic: Money + Creative Entrepreneurship + Superpowers. The good news: You’re a superhero of galactic proportions. The bad news: you’ve totally forgotten this. The great news: It can all come flooding back. And that means major mojo for your biz, your money … your whole life.

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Amy Bradbury. Profitability Powerhouse, Financial Strategist, QuickBooks Guru.
Topic: Cashflow, Systems, and Biz Models for Entrepreneurs. Your online biz needs a special set of systems, strategy, and savvy to hum and purr. Learn how to make the most of your cash-flow, bust through the “Six-Figure Myth,” and create a sustainable business you love.

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Mikelann Valterra. Co-founder of MoneyMinderOnline, Money Coach, Author.
Topic: Overcoming Under-earning. Start making what you’re really worth! Step into greater abundance by bringing a most holistic approach to your money. Empower yourself to conquer under-earning (rampant among women) and enjoy more ease and freedom.

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Wokie Nwabueze. Communication Strategist + Conflict Resolution Expert.
Topic: Money + Communication. Say what needs to be said about money — in a way that’s captivating, compassionate, and clear. Renew your self-image, overcome fear, embrace intuition, and develop the interpersonal communication skills you need to create aligned success.

Randi Buckley. Coach and Truth Seeker.
Topic: Healthy Boundaries for Kind People. Healthy boundaries are the KEY to everything in your life, as they are connected to everything in your life. This holds true especially in the realm of money.

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Karin Robbins. Somatic Experiencing Coach.
Topic: Somatic Tools for Your Money Relationship. Working with money can bring up Big Stuff. Survival and scarcity. Fear and anxiety. Learn how you can surf the emotional and body-based waves of these waters, self-regulate, and move forward with more peace and calm.

 

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Hiro Boga. Business strategist, transformational teacher, energy alchemist.
Topic: money + energy. Develop a deeper, more honest relationship with money by understanding how it works together with energy. Get a taste of energy alchemy skills to honor and work with money’s energetic counterpart. Heal your own relationship with money and help shape a world of sustainability, kindness, and prosperity for all.

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Barbara Stanny. Leading Authority on Women and Money.
Topic: Money + Overcoming Under Earning. Overcoming Underearning is where you’ll truly understand ~ and discover how to apply in your own life ~ the Inner, the Outer and the higher work of wealth so that you can transform your relationship with money forever.

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Mark Silver. Founder of The Heart of Business.
Topic: money + heart-centered biz planning.
Every act of business can be an act of love. Learn how to fully integrate your heart, integrity, and spirituality into effective business practices — without burning yourself out!

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Deborah Price. Money Coach, Founder of the Money Coaching Institute.
Topic: money + couple dynamics. Money is a sore spot for many couples — but with the right strategies and tools, it can truly bring you closer together. Learn to create financial intimacy with your partner, so money conversations and conflicts become opportunities to make your relationship stronger than ever.

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Rachel Cole. Coach for a well-fed life.
Topic: money + food relationship. What are you truly hungry for? How does acknowledging and feeding your true hungers relate to your relationship with money? Learn how to satisfy your deeper desires: in your food relationship, your money relationship, and the overlap between them.

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Christopher Peck. Financial Advisor.
Topic: money + green investing. Learn about SRI: Socially Responsible Investing. What does it look like for you? What are some basic strategies you can implement — short, mid, and long-term? Get a crash course in Green Investing 101.

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Ben Saltzman. Coach and Enneagram trainer.
Topic: money + enneagram. Learn about the powerful Enneagram personality system and how it directly applies to your spending, earning, and saving patterns.

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Olivia Mellan. Pioneering Financial Therapist.
Topic: money + couples. Discover Olivia’s pioneering “Money Harmony” work, including the 7 types of Couple Polarizations and a 4-part Couple Dialogue process to use with your honey in any money conversation.

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Julie Daley. Coach, Healer & Ritualist.
Topic: money healing + ritual. Learn how the creative process relates to ritual — and hear Julie’s own personal story of money shame and the unique money ritual she developed to transform it.

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Gerri Detweiler. Consumer Debt Advocate.
Topic: money + debt options. Get a big info download on consumer debt options: consolidating and paying down credit card debt, bankruptcy, credit scores, and more.

Orland Bishop. Mentor, Activist, Community Leader.
Topic: The Macro Side of Money. How to measure true wealth with things other than the traditional monetary currencies we use every day. Learn Ways that currency and wealth can be understood and held beyond dollars and cents.

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Jessica Reagan Salzman. Bookkeeper Extraordinaire.
Topic: money + heart-centered bookkeeping. Enjoy some serious tracking systems mojo! Get the low-down on all the pros and cons of various tracking systems — so you can find the best one for you.

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Heather Jarvis. Student Loan Expert.
Topic: money + student loan repayment. Student loans are such a prickly maze for so many of us! Get expert guidance on how to navigate repayments, consolidation, deferments, and much more.

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Eva Konigsberg. Financial Coach, Bookkeeping Trainer, + Tax Expert.
Topic: money + financial support teams. We all need a support team! Learn about different roles: bookkeepers, bookkeeping trainers, tax professionals, financial coaches, planners, therapists, and more. Learn who you need in your corner (for personal and business finances) and how to interview potential team members.

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Galia Gichon. Financial Coach.
Topic: personal finances + financial planning 101. De-mystify and de-struggle your relationship to budgeting, planning, cash flow, and savings. Learn how to create a budget — and then live it, dance with it, and let it support you.

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Nona Jordan Business Yogini, CPA.
Topic: money + entrepreneurial adventures. Bring awareness and yogic principles to the financial ups and downs of being an entrepreneur. Learn Nona’s own version of “body check-ins” and how to roll with cashflow, pricing, projections, and business models.

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Carrie Contey. Parenting Expert.
Topic: money + kids. How do you talk to your kids about money? What topics and details are age-appropriate? How can you create an ongoing, honest money conversation with your children that will create a solid, loving foundation for their own money relationship?

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Amanda Steinberg. Founder of Daily Worth.
Topic: money + women’s earnings. What glass ceiling? We’ll discuss business models and earning capacity for women. Learn to show up to negotiations — and your own personal and professional finances — with smarts and passion.

Kristen Wheeler

Kristen Wheeler. Native Genius Consultant.
Topic: money + finding your native genius. Simple, profound ah-ah: what you do naturally is a huge gift! Learn about how to identify your own native genius — and welcome more financial abundance through it.

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Martha Hartney. Estate Planning Attorney.
Topic: making plans to take care of the ones you love if/when you’re no longer here. So scary and vulnerable to imagine no longer being here to take care of the ones we love, and so so important. Martha lovingly and expertly spells out exactly the steps we each need to take for lasting peace of mind.

  

Even more guest teachers to be announced!

You ask, I listen. I’m bringing on new Guest Teachers in 2017 to support you with retirement planning, raising your credit score, and more…

 

BT-AOM-BioBannerBari Tessler | Art of Money

And then there’s me, your Financial Therapist and Mentor Coach, leading the way. Forgive me for stating the obvious here, but you’ll be getting the very best of me in this program. You and I? We’ll be tight this year.

I will be your primary guide, teacher, and cheerleader over the course of our year-long journey. You’ll have direct access to me in our private Facebook group and during monthly Q & A calls.

I’ll pop into your inbox with love, support, pep talks, inspiration, resources…and frankly, everything I’ve got.

 

Say hello to your team of Transformation Assistants!

It takes a village to do this work. I’m honored to introduce you to our village’s incredible Wise Ones.

This diverse, seasoned group will help hold our container all year, offering loving support, creative solutions, fresh perspectives, un-shaming listening, and virtual high fives.

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Jess Reagan Salzman
Bookkeeping Specialist
and Trainer

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Makeda Pennycooke
Empowerment Coach

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Andrea Gage Smith
Somatic Trainer

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Debbie Sassen
Financial Planner

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Carrie VanWinkel
Socially Responsible Investment Advisor

I’m thrilled that Jess, Makeda, Andrea, and Debbie are continuing as TA’s in 2017. I know you’ll love them to pieces. The rest of our Transformation Assistants will be announced soon!

 

I found myself in an incredibly supportive, gentle community that encouraged me to explore, share from my heart and release a lot of old shame. I’m not afraid anymore. Results like earning more, saving more and paying off debt were great. Just as important was building my capacity to understand my needs at any given moment, and to see how often it was rest, self-care, time in nature, creative expression and connection with others, all independent of money. I highly recommend AOM, especially to artists, sensitive and creative people and entrepreneurs because of its right-brain approach. Thank you, Bari, for creating such a potent container to explore and transform around money.

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Is the Art of Money Right for you?

This program isn’t for everyone. (No program is.) And I’m not everyone’s teacher. (Nobody is.) My team and I want to be as transparent and loving as possible in helping you decide whether The Art of Money is perfect for you.

The Art of Money is perfect for you if:

  • You’re SO ready for this. You’ve been wishing upon a star for this kind of support for ages now. Or you just learned about us and this work feels like the answer to a prayer you didn’t even realize you had. This format, style, and approach feels like a perfect fit for where you are and where you’d like to go. The thought of lovingly diving into all the facets of your money relationship (emotions, number-crunching, relationships, family history, gender dynamics, work and life purpose … and so much more) excites and inspires you. You realize that you’ve needed this kind of experience for a long time — and by golly, you’re ready.

     

  • You’re a self-starter — who needs a framework, a community, or maybe just a little loving encouragement. It’s OK if you’re not 100% ready to go full throttle on every single aspect of your money relationship right at this very millisecond. Resistance is part of the process (sometimes in a big way!) But if you’re willing to put in some work, meet your resistance when it arises, ask for help when you need it, and show up with everything you’ve got — this program will absolutely repay your efforts.

     

  • You love online learning — or are at least willing to give it the college try. You love the idea of being a part of a sacred international community. And come to think of it, doing all of this from the comfort of your PJ’s sounds pretty swell, too. Much of The Art of Money takes place online — in our member’s area, with recordings and PDFs, through weekly Love Notes and Monthly Missions, and in our private Facebook group. (The rest of the program — our live group coaching calls — happen over the phone.) You certainly don’t need to be a whiz-kid-hacker to fully engage with The Art of Money! But you do need to be willing to check your email and give online learning a try to get the most out of this year. Even if this isn’t your tippy-top favorite learning style, if you’re inspired by this work (and perhaps thrilled that you can engage with it without travelling all the way to Boulder, CO!) you’ll do just fine.

     

  • A loving, gentle approach to learning sounds amazing. My teaching approach is very feminine, nurturing, and compassionate. With me, you get a loving guide — not a barking drill sergeant. If the thought of adding some chocolate and candlelight to your money routine sounds lovely — if the thought of loving through your resistances instead of beating your head against them sounds refreshing — if the thought of finding compassionate acceptance when you “fall behind” puts you at ease — then you’ll feel right at home here.

 

The Art of Money is NOT for you if:

  • You expect a quick fix. My friends, our money relationships are complex, far-reaching, and deep. They’re ancient and personal and evolving. Working with them is just that: work. We weren’t taught how to do this as children or even young adults — so we need a year-long journey to create a new foundation, trace new grooves, and create new patterns that will serve us for the rest of our lives. There simply are no quick fixes in money work — that’s just not how this works. The Art of Money will stir up your resistance. It will dredge up fears and wounds for healing, and invite you to dig deep and meet yourself in new ways. If you’re not prepared to put in some time and energy and effort — if you want to take a magic pill and change everything on Day One — or if you expect someone else to “fix” everything for you, with no effort on your own part — this is not the program for you.

     

  • You hate online learning. This is an online program, with a members center, weekly emails, a Facebook forum, and more. To get the most out of it, you need to be comfortable (or at least willing to be guided!) with online learning. If you absolutely, positively need face-to-face teaching, this isn’t the program for you.

     

  • You hate a feminine approach. The Art of Money balances deep emotional healing with practical nuts ‘n bolts. Yet my overall approach is decidedly feminine. I’m compassionate and nurturing and maternal. I believe in loving people into transformation — and I refuse to shame you into change. I believe in gently excavating the reasons behind your resistance — and I refuse to be anyone’s drill sergeant. Our framework is firm yet flexible — I refuse to be rigid when something softer will serve better. If all of this sounds awful to you, I’m likely not the best teacher for you right now. And that’s OK!

     

  • You actually don’t want to change your money relationship. In order to get value from this program, you truly need to take responsibility for your own experience. We’ll offer you tons of tools, resources, community support, and ongoing, loving guidance. But it’s up to you to step up, use them, and apply them to your life. As with anything in life: it’s all what you make of what you’re given. If you’re ready to do some work, get some guidance, and let some love in — you’ll be astonished at the results.

Wherever you are in your money journey, wherever you are on the globe, whatever you earn or spend in a month: we want to welcome you to this deep, rewarding work. And make it easy for you to give an empowered, clear-hearted YES!

 

Got Questions? We’ve got Answers.

We’ve given every detail of this program oodles of caring thought. Want to know our reasons behind anything and everything? Click right here to read the full FAQ.

 

What does it cost?

We’ve made every effort to make this program as affordable and accessible as possible. We’re just that committed to sharing this work with the world!

Please enjoy our lowest, most generous price point, ever. Join the program by choosing one of the options below, and please note that these prices are in US Dollars.

For solo journeyers

 

$88/month for 12 months

Early bird registration is closed. Regular registration begins in early January 2017

–OR–

One-time payment of $850

 

For couples

 

$108/month for 12 months

 

–OR–

One-time payment of $988

 

The Art of Money 2017 is closed for registration.

It will open up again for registration on
January 17th, 2017.

Sign up for early bird notification here, and be the first to know when registration opens:





 

Ready for a Recap?

When: Our year-long journey officially runs February 1 — December 31st, 2017. (With settling-in goodies and resources for you to begin the journey heading your way in January, or, if you sign up during the early bird registration period in October of 2016.)

Where: Where: Online. So: participate from anywhere in the world. In your pinstripes or PJs!

Who: You, Us, Everyone!

How Much: $88/month –or– one time payment of $850. Or, if you’d like to join the program with your intimate love partner, you can both join for $108/month, or a one-time payment of $988. Please enjoy this low, generous price point!

WHY: Because, in your heart of hearts, you dream of a better relationship with money. You’re tired of the anxiety, confusion, and overwhelm. You’re ready for relief, refreshing clarity, and renewed confidence. And the idea of masterful guidance, visionary teachers, and loving community sounds too sweet to pass up. 

Join us, and start shifting your money life today.

I’m putting everything I’ve got into this program. Everything I’ve learned, everything I am, and everything I know we can become — together. This program will take the lion’s share of my time, heart, and energy this year — so if you want to work with me in 2017, this is your chance.

 

I’ve done all kinds of deep inner work for years. But money?! No way. It was the final frontier. A shadow realm I had never learned much about, and somehow thought everyone else had an education I was missing. While walking on the Art of Money path, I discovered that next to no one gets a great money education, and all of us have healing and learning to do, whether we’re deep in debt or deep in a big inheritance. I adore Bari’s compassion, enthusiasm, somatic sensibility, practical skills and vast heart. I can’t imagine a more kind-hearted guide in this exploration of such an important topic, so ridden with stress and shame for many of us.
Erin Geesaman Rabke
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This is Really, Really Important 

 

The “Why” behind our No-Refund, No Opt-Out Policy

The Art of Money is a non-refundable investment in your relationship with money. It’s an invitation to listen, learn, connect, explore, and transform, in a richly supportive group experience.

My team and I thought long and hard about whether or not to offer a “30-day money-back guarantee” or some other sort of refund policy. Ultimately, we decided it didn’t feel right to us to offer one. We asked ourselves a lot of questions about this and finally recognized it as an opportunity to provide a conscious money teaching — right here in your decision-making process, before even clicking “buy.”

The Art of Money is a year-long experience that can be paid monthly or in full — but it is not a monthly membership program that you can cancel and opt-out of at any time. It’s important to us to create a safe, supportive group container for this deep work.

To help create that, it’s important to us that everyone start together, with intention and commitment — and everyone stick together ‘till the end. We offer a number of ways for you to experience The Art of Money before you buy (see Reason #2, right below), but we do not allow you to “test the waters” within the year-long program, itself.

Here are our reasons for not offering refunds for The Art of Money, or allowing members to opt-out of the monthly payments, if they choose that payment option:

Reason #1: This is your chance to make a clear, confident money decision. A big part of conscious money work is empowering you to engage every money decision mindfully, lovingly, truthfully, and directly. By not offering a refund for this program, or allowing you to opt-out at some point during the journey, we’re asking you to make the truest decision for you, right now. So check in with yourself. Take a breath. Look at your numbers. Reflect on your intentions. Consider the value. Ask yourself: yes or no?

Reason #2: Everything you need to make an informed decision is right here. On the fence? Get a full taste of the program right here. Catch last year’s and this year’s free Money Mocha series, which are delightful, quick shots of Art of Money awareness, right here. Check out our mini-travel-money documentary that we filmed in early 2015 on an epic road trip from Seattle to Santa Cruz. You’ll meet guest teachers, past Art of Money students, and get a ton of helpful teachings all along the way.

Browse the archives on this site and see if my approach to money feels good to you. Does it make sense? Does it align with your way of being in the world — or do you want it to? Do you want more of it? Do the guest teachers for the program intrigue and excite you? Does the format feel like something you’d love? Am I, Bari, the right guide for you? We’ve given you all the details to empower your decision.

Reason #3: The transformation we’re offering can only be measured by you. If you engage with the entirety of this program — all the coaching calls, exercises, community support, and resources — if you do the deep inner work and implement the practical steps we recommend — we’re confident you’ll experience profound shifts, in your money relationship and beyond. Yet what these look like will be different for each participant.

We offer a helpful framework — but the responsibility for what you get out of it belongs to you, and you alone. Some of you will choose to do every single exercise — others may pick and choose from what we offer and still benefit tremendously.

Some of you already have clarity around your numbers, but need help being more gentle and forgiving around money. Others of you might already overflow with financial compassion, yet need help with a nuts ‘n bolts money practice. You might need help recovering from debt — or you may have an overabundance of money that feels equally overwhelming. The shifts you experience are unique to your financial history, situation, and goals.

Reason #4: When you’re all in, you’re all in. This experience will most likely challenge you. Holy moly, will stir up resistance — and that looks like falling behind in the program, getting triggered by lessons or teachers, or even wanting to throw the towel in completely. It will flow through phases of excitement and grief, clarity and difficulty.

Often the biggest breakthroughs come just after the greatest resistance. By denying you an escape route when things get tough, we hope to encourage you to work through your tough spots — whether they come in Month #1 or Month #12. We’re inviting you to be an active co-creator in this experience, to trust the process, and commit to it. Because life happens — and it will happen during this year.

Things will come up, related to this program and outside of it. Growth spurts. Paradigm-shifting pivots. Births, deaths, job shifts, moves, and life-changing parties. It’s up to you — and only you — to commit to this deep work, not only when it’s convenient, but especially when things get tough. Because devotion is beautiful. And it’s all and only yours to claim. But speaking of all that …

Reason #5: You get access for the lifetime of the program. Every recording and resource we offer is yours, for the lifetime of the Art of Money. So even if you hit resistance in the moment — or if “life happens” during this year and you fall behind — you may reconnect with these teachings in a few months and suddenly glean all their value.

We want to welcome you to this community of kindred money adventurers — and we know the warmest welcomes come when you show up fully, right from day one, knowing this is where you want to be (even if it feels vulnerable/scary/big).

 

How would your life change if money became your powerful ally?

 

Just imagine: what could money become, for you, if you devoted a year to your relationship with it?

A source of confidence, not shame.

A lit-up expression of your conscious lifestyle — instead of a nagging exception.

A reason for spontaneous dance parties … instead of tense shoulders.

A springboard for fulfilling intimacy with your honey instead of ongoing conflict (or awkward silence).

An opportunity to connect with a kindred community of other conscious wayfarers.

Founded in soulful abundance. Clarified by passion. Fueled by your deepest values. Graceful, easeful, true.

I’ve been listening to you — here in my community and beyond. To your wants and needs, to your pain and frustration, to your anger, numbness, overwhelm, and over-it-ness around money. Sound familiar?

The Art of Money is my response to what so many of you have asked for.

Truth: Your money relationship has everything to do with everything.

Your family stories. Your career. Your spirituality. Your body. Your life dreams and goals. Your unique way of seeing and being in the world.

This program honors all these aspects of you. Your whole self is invited.

Expect deep wisdom and practical how-tos. Reflective solitude and community connection. Pattern-untangling and self-care to-the-max. Rich community support and skilled leadership. A visionary approach to serve you for a lifetime.

When you bring healing, humanity, and smarts to your money relationship, the benefits ripple out to every area of your life.

I’ll guide you to creating a sacred new phase in your money journey. One founded on clarity, ease, and intimacy.

Then gradually — sometimes gently, sometimes dramatically — these qualities soak into the rich terrain of the rest of your life.

You’ll bring a new-found sense of peaceful confidence to your tasks, epic and mundane. You’ll carry yourself with deep, abiding value, during high times and low. You’ll relax into well-informed hope and fulfilling freedom: in relationships, in solitude, in big-life-visioning.

You are brave to be here. Oh, so brave. Welcome to the right time, the perfect place, and the path to transformation.

Join us and begin the journey.

Please enjoy our lowest, most generous price point, ever. Join the program by choosing one of the options below, and please note that these prices are in US Dollars.

For solo journeyers

 

$88/month for 12 months

Early bird registration is closed. Regular registration begins in early January 2017

–OR–

One-time payment of $850

 

For couples

 

$108/month for 12 months

 

–OR–

One-time payment of $988

 

The Art of Money 2017 is closed for registration.

It will open up again for registration on
January 17th, 2017.

Sign up for early bird notification here, and be the first to know when registration opens:





 

Got Questions? We’ve got Answers.

We’ve given every detail of this program oodles of caring thought. Want to know our reasons behind anything and everything? Click right here to read the full FAQ.

Praise 

Maketa and Jessie Rey share their thoughts about the Art of Money work in their own words:

 

Terry Jordan, on the huge shifts that the Art of Money program helped her and her husband make:

 

I’m not really sure I will ever truly find the right words to express my deep gratitude for having found Bari’s work and for the year I have spent as part of the AOM community. This program has RADICALLY shifted my relationship with money and even how I see myself. I broke through some barriers that had held me back for a long time. I even launched out and started my own business which I NEVER would have been able to do if I had not changed how I related to money. This program was a gift from the Divine at a time when I needed it the most.

If you are considering doing this work, I can’t say strongly enough how much you should do it. Money and I are on such better terms and I owe it to this program. You will not be sorry and you will be the better for having invested the time. If you show up and do the work, you will be rewarded by levels of growth you can’t begin to imagine right now. This program is worth the investment of both your time and your dollars. I can’t say enough good things about AOM and Bari. I loved this program and I know you will too!

Makeda Pennycooke
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Thank you to this whole beautiful community for your support, exposing yourselves to the most candid, truthful sharing and holding each other’s hands along the way. Bari, you embody feminine wisdom, gently steering this tribe, without judgement, nourishing us woman-to-women with your considerable experience, from the heart. It’s been such a wonderful journey.
Victoria Penko
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Bari is the real deal. In a world mucked up by hype and overblown promises, Bari’s work is a rare gem: shining with clarity, love, and outrageous generosity. She brings a level of depth and gentleness to this tender work that’s not just refreshing — it’s profoundly transformative. I’ve had the great privilege of working with her for over 4 years now, both professionally and in the Art of Money program. Thanks to her guidance and graceful modeling, I’m proud to say that I’ve taken some great strides in my money relationship. Now, I can look at my numbers (a triumph in itself!), and it’s not about strong-arming myself; it feels fun, empowering, and playful. (No, seriously!!) And everything she says about how working on your “money stuff” ripples out to the other areas of your life? 100% true. I’ve learned invaluable skills in this program around un-shaming, boundary-setting, truth-telling, and so much more … and I apply them to my career, my relationships, and other areas of my life at least once a day. I still have so much work to do with my money relationship — and I say that with way more excitement than shame. I’m so very grateful for Bari’s work. This work is profoundly important. And Bari is the one to lead it. My highest, unequivocal recommendation.
Angela Raines
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Bari Tessler Linden is helping people learn to have better relationships to money. This work is SO important. The Art of Money is a great program – rock solid. It is like a slow unfolding journey which starts with unravelling your old stories and then working towards developing new habits and thoughts around money. I highly recommend it. If you are looking to become more conscious (and smarter) with your money, this is the program for it.
Theresa Reed
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I have made so many amazing shifts since this class began. First of all, I am totally up-to-date with all my business books and have a wonderful bookkeeper who is guiding me through the joys of QuickBooks! This is huge! Now, all of my taxes are paid and everything is up-to-date and it feels wonderful. Second, my honey and I have had so many amazing Money Dates and we’re moving forward to the next phase of our lives. After 25 years together and going through really lean times, (having to roll coins to make a down-payment on a townhouse) we are finally at a point where he can retire. Having the Money Dates has helped to really clarify what we have, what we value, and how we want to spend our time and lives together in the future. I tell everyone I meet about this class. I love it! Bari has such a warm, sincere and real presence. Each call, letter or Facebook message, make it feel as if Bari is right there with each of us. Bari’s love and passion for this work along with her honesty and kindness are so appreciated.
Terry Jordan
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Bari’s love of this work is very evident; her passion comes through in her interviews and in the community calls. Even her voice is soothing; more than once a pent-up sadness was released when she asked us to “take a deep breath”. She provides TONS of resources and has amazing connections! The best part is that she provides loving support throughout and strongly encourages us not to be hard on ourselves if we “fall behind”. The Facebook group is also a great resource – people sharing their struggles and “aha” moments – it’s another way to connect and get feedback. Great care has obviously gone into Art of Money and it shows! I would highly recommend this program, and I think anyone who has taken it can vouch that its effects are far reaching – it’s not just money work, it’s SOUL work! Thank you, Bari!
Robin Robinson
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Our goal for taking The Art of Money was to find a responsible way to raise and teach our six-year-old son about money. We got that and so much more. The Art of Money taught my wife and me that it is never really about the money. It is about the emotional and psychological conditioning regarding money we grew up with — the silent rules, emotional stress and lack of guidance we witnessed as our families “danced” with money. Our family journey with The Art of Money couldn’t have come at a better time. We were able to create of a year of intentional living, working with a firm money map, allowing us to spend time with our son before he started kindergarten. Since then, we created a dream map, and we have launched two companies this past year, not without stress, but without emotional or financial casualties. Bari’s graceful, transparent and nurturing facilitation brings a sense of well-being for you as an individual in the program and as a community that gets created. We highly recommend the Art of Money program!
Skeeter Buck
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I’m that woman. That wildly successful woman in a quirky profession, whose dad isn’t even sure I have a real job. And you know what, I hold myself back, from earning earning earning because of old tapes and mantras from my past, and fear of who I will be when the barn door flies off and my services and healing information become a household name. Who will I be with six figures? How about seven figures? Who is that woman gonna be? I know that woman now. She can do quickbooks on a mac, she knows the difference between financial planner and financial coach, and can hire a bookkeeper when the time comes with confidence. She’s upgraded the mantras and sings a new financial song. And I stepped up because I no longer stumbled in my money shoes. Thank you Bari. My healing around that which scares (terrifies) me has blown right off the charts. And she speaks in these low soothing tones that could talk a (financial) jumper off a ledge, uh, like me. My life will never be the same, and yours won’t be either if you are brave and love yourself enough to change that which does not serve, even if its its mad scary. Bari will help you. Trust me.
Rowan Twosisters
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Through my work with AOM, I realized it was time to expand my services, and because of this work I had the courage to go through the process of consciously taking on a student loan, which clear communication and understanding of what I am creating…very different than my first batch of undergraduate student loans, which have taken long years to clean up. After years of unconsciously choosing struggle , I can honestly say that it is a pleasure and a joy to handle money , and I *can* handle it, with grace and ease ~ I have gotten my ducks in a row to prepare for this new era of stable, regular income doing what I love. As more and more income flows to me, I have all the tools I need to create order and stability with it, uniting very practical steps with more expansive ways of seeing money and financial matters. Thank you, Bari, and the rest of the amazing Art of Money team and community…I would have no idea that any of this was possible, or even where to begin without everything I have received on this journey.
Jaime D. Powell
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Bari is a burst of inspiration. She is a soulful, wise and energetic teacher who can guide anyone to greater clarity and power around their money. Bari’s program was a revelation for me — a firestarter that allowed me to get more clear, grounded and empowered around my finances and my life.
Andrea Scher
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I’ve been doing the course this year and it is so amazing! Life changing, really, I’m not being dramatic! If you are an entrepreneur, want to be an entrepreneur, or simply want to have a better relationship with money this course may be just what you are looking for! Bari’s approach is so supportive, yet direct, and honest! I don’t know about you, but we just don’t learn about money in school the way we learn about so many other subjects. Bari Tessler Linden is so wonderful and the guest teachers have all been super helpful! I’ve actually been working closely with two of them and I’m sure they aren’t the last two teachers I will work with from this fabulous community.
Karin Robbins
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Yesterday my husband and I were discussing some numbers in YNAB when one of the kids asked “what is that?” pointing at the computer screen. I said “I would love to tell you!” and proceeded to tell our 11 and 9 year old boys about what each of the numbers were- income, expenses, how we were trying to get balanced, how if we spend more than we brought in, it follows to the next month, and we looked at the history of the last 4 months we have tracked (yay!). We looked in a few categories, they asked what we could do to spend less, and we thought of the different options. And then at some point I said “you know, I’m so happy to share this with you because I hope to teach you how to do this when you are older. M parents didn’t teach me and it’s taken a long time to learn, and I hope I can teach you better.” And the best part- I was so happy, I wasn’t even angry at my parents at that moment. Thank you Bari Tessler Linden for a beautiful moment that could have never happened, on so many levels, before Art of Money.
Chana Lieb
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Since starting The Art Money, I’ve really started to become more comfortable with money. I learned about where my negative beliefs and mindsets are around money and where they come from, and I’m learning that I can change that. I no longer feels as that I have no control over my money. I’m starting to feel comfortable looking at my numbers, making simple goals and plans for my money and most of all, not being AFRAID. This has been a wonderful program!
Milissa Harding
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A couple of weeks ago I finally sat down to rename my chart of accounts. I’ve been a bookkeeper working in Quickbooks for about 16 years, so I know my way around a chart of accounts, but putting this together was really powerful . Often our money and our time don’t align with our priorities, which I think is the source of so much pain around money. To be able to realign the chart of accounts around my priorities was the most powerful exercise. Bravo / Brava! to all of you out there who don’t have this background but dove into the Art of Money anyway! This is hard work, even for a seasoned professional. I’ve been trying to do this work for my own household for so many years, and and even with the practical tools it wasn’t where I wanted it to be. Once I was able to shift my thinking with this guidance, I was able to transform the process.
Betty Marcon
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I grew up with no money education and no money understanding. My first memory of money is that there’s never enough at the end of the month. But the Art of Money community, working with Bari, and coming together with my wife around money have been extraordinary experiences! I am changing my understanding of my history, present, and future, thanks to AOM! My wife’s and my relationship with one another and with money is changing so radically. We have been digging out things that need healing, and working to have money dates every single week. And that is amazing. If I got nothing from this Art of Money besides the concept of money dates and support for putting them into place, the whole thing would be worth it. The reality, though, is that I’ve gotten so much more and I believe that what I have received will continue to support me and others, like concentric circles, working their way out blessing the world.
Catherine Clarenbach
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A few months into the Art of Money program I told my friend “I think this is the best thing I’ve ever done.” Bari has this amazing combination of acute sensitivity, compassion, ability to listen to and stay with what a student is going through, all in addition to being a somatic therapist who can relate the world of one’s finances to various levels of one’s being – mental, emotional, spiritual and so much more. Bari has imparted so much wisdom throughout the year, and I feel blessed to be a part of her community. This work is a lifelong process, so I plan to sign up for a second year. Thanks Bari!
Susan Bensen
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Thanks so much for another great year of Art of Money! I’ve downloaded all the guest teacher interviews and when I’m working with my hands, like cleaning or washing dishes, I listen or re-listen to an interview. I infinitely trust the care with which you curate the teachers you invite and the other programs you recommend. I’ve been in communities where this is done with less care, or that don’t align with my values so I know the difference. I find everything, from the worksheets, to the audio and video, even your perspective that shines through everything you say and write as one of the most valuable offerings I’ve experienced in my life thus far. Year 2 has really helped Mike and I take things deeper and the continued support made our money practices even more ‘sticky’ so that we find we’re much more committed to continuing our couples money journey into the future.
Gayle Yamauchi-Gleason
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Bari is a wise, loving and incredibly real. Working with her has been a grounding point not only in my relationship to money but also in my life. She naturally creates a safe haven and gently holds the space for you to navigate the wilderness of money and all dances with it. She wears many hats… a guide, a teacher, mentor, friend, role model and she moves through these hats with the perfect amount of transparency, professionalism and grace. Her worked moved me from a place of fear, shame and isolation around money to a place of having much more confidence, clarity, ease and enjoyment! I never knew that looking at my numbers could actually be exciting. If you know the time has come for you enter “money adulthood” then Bari is your gal. Her work leads your through a process that is both deep and transformational but also fun, educational and action oriented. Working with her was one of the best decisions I made all year.
Rebecca Lewis
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I cannot say enough about the positive impact Bari’s work is having in my life. Profound as well as practical, her Art of Money class has been life changing. Coming so late to this money awareness, I might have been harsh with myself, but Bari’s compassionate approach has allowed me to move forward without chastising myself for the past. Thank you, Bari Tessler Linden!
Athena A. Pallis
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Our relationship to our financial life is LOADED. Bari’s insights, gentle questioning, and wise coaching definitely lightened my load. I am so glad to see the challenges of the personal, spiritual, and practical realities of money being addressed!
Lynn Jericho
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Money & shame – who knew?!? I think down deep – we all know. And Bari’s coaching and program help you face those patterns and create new ones. I’ve tried Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey and have found that few lessons stuck with me. The work with Bari is deeper and gets to the root of the problem.
Stacey Donelson
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One of the best gifts I’ve given myself this year is the ‘practice of money’ with Bari’s Art of Money class. It has allowed me to consider from multiple perspectives: my value as an entrepreneur, the transition from private practice to stay-at-home-mama, and the intentional steps to enter the workplace again, empowered with a fuller knowledge of saving, sustainable investing and meeting debt with gratitude. This is amazing transformative work.
Jess Anderson
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I’m participating right now in Bari’s Art of Money program. It’s completely fabulous. I have learned so much about myself and money — more than I ever expected. And because of that, I am for the first time in my life using a system to budget and manage my personal finances. Not only am I NOT gritting my teeth, I am truly enjoying it — and I feel more on top of my money than ever. The content of the course is incredible, the way it’s organized, the guest presenters, everything…but here’s the thing. The real magic happens because of Bari’s compassion, encouragement, and understanding. She makes it possible to step in and air your money hang-ups without fear of judgement so you can get on with the practical stuff. Absolutely incredible.
Erin Callaway
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Bari’s work was just what I needed. Bari is a gifted coach. I was able to pinpoint the areas of my financial life that need my attention. And, most importantly, I’ve been able to look honestly at my finances and start developing a plan to change the things that need changing. All in a spirit of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and ultimately self-confidence. Bari calls herself a coach, but I think “money whisperer” is more like it.
Leah Bray Nichols
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I think what Bari does more than anything is un-shames us around money. It’s the combination of nuts and bolts financial knowledge and practices, with compassionate attention — not only on the numbers, but past baggage, emotions, and heart. . . . . It was the combination of rigor — and frankly love — that made this work land with me like nothing before.

Kristen Wheeler
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Thank you Bari. My wife and I are more connected now because of your work. I am a fan! We now meet once a week for sacred financial practice. And, we're getting so much out of the shared vocabulary. Considering everything that my wife and I have been through together, this is truly an amazing gift. Getting clear about my relationship with money means more freedom to create wealth. If anyone reading thisis thinking about investing in your education this year, personally or professionally, make the Art of Money a priority.
Seth Braun
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Bari was my entrance to the world of conscious money, and over the span of slightly more than 10 years I have studied with her twice, and continue to follow her writing and work. I remember what a relief Bari’s presence was, how I knew she was ‘one of us’ but in the world of money, that I could trust her. She holds the tension of practical ‘real-world’ bookkeeping and financial tracking skills in perfect harmony with the world of personal patterns and human relations. When I recently read her post naming her superpower as ‘unshaming’, I couldn’t agree more! She brings her delightful, and very human, self to her work, creating a space for you to bring yours. I still recommend folks to her, and will continue to do so!
Ursula Ferreira
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The Art of Money

February 1st – December 31st, 2017

Please enjoy our lowest, most generous price point, ever. Join the program by choosing one of the options below, and please note that these prices are in US Dollars.

For solo journeyers

 

$88/month for 12 months

Early bird registration is closed. Regular registration begins in early January 2017

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$108/month for 12 months

 

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One-time payment of $988

 

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