Welcome to the Light Dark Institute
In life it can be easy to favor the “Light” and want to push away the “Dark”, both in ourselves and the world around us. No matter how much work we have done on ourselves or how much we believe in the inherent goodness of everything, there are still those things lurking deep down in the shadows, for which we find it so hard to find approval.
As long as we have shame or disapproval for certain things in ourselves and the world around us, the level of freedom and fulfillment we crave can remain elusive. Societal shame and fear of causing harm or looking bad keep us playing small, and fear of danger outside of us keeps us from fully connecting with the world around us.
To access full approval for ourselves and the world around us, and thereby step into our full power, vulnerability, intimacy, and freedom, it is necessary to touch the darker places inside of ourselves. It can be terrifying to explore these aspects of ourselves when we have childhood traumas and a lifetime of societal conditioning telling us it’s not safe to let these parts be seen. At the Light Dark Institute we create safe spaces for people to explore their shadow sides and tap into the raw force of their personal power and their own deepest potential, so they can transform their own lives and the world around them.
About the Founders
Tani Thole and Leslie Rogers founded the Light Dark Institute out of a passion for sharing the ways that exploring our dark sides can radically awaken and liberate us from the old patterns that have held us back and kept us in judgement of ourselves and the world around us.
Experience the work
We invite you to learn more about our workshops and intensives, from "Touching the Darkness" (a mild evening intro), to "Embracing the Darkness" (a powerfully transformative weekend workshop), to "The Light Dark Experience" (an incredibly deep dive for individuals and couples).
"I never dreamed in a million years that bringing out my shadow side would be so liberating."
– Tom G. IT Analyst. Austin, TX