Registration for Lumos Your Life opens on 22 August 2017.
Light up your daily rituals
& find your magical mission:
It’s time to be your own heroine.
What if you could wake up at Hogwarts every day?
You may have heard terms like “mindfulness” and “living in the moment”. You know they’re good things, but what do they mean exactly?
How about “capturing the spirit of Hogwarts in your heart every day”?
Lumos Your Life is an 8-week training on understanding your role in the wizarding world, and
bringing more magic into your daily life.
As Seen In
Not just for fun
The people who tell you that reading for fun is just ‘for fun’ are wrong.
What has brought you joy can move you forward, if you can see how it fits into your reality.
This course shows you how to channel your passion for fandom into action, and your immense knowledge of fictional worlds into wisdom.
Warning: You may reach your dreams faster than you ever anticipated.
True dreams are a Golden Snitch: once a Seeker catches sight of it, the chase is irresistible. The exquisite vision is difficult to catch, of course, but that’s the tantalising challenge of it. If you can just keep your eye on it, you’re well on your way.
Lumos Your Life is designed to help you identify, follow, and achieve your very own magical mission.
You are welcome to bring a specific dream to the programme, but after the first exercise, you will have a sense of direction based on something you hadn’t even let yourself imagine.
You will uncover wishes that you never let yourself ask for. Once you identify them, finding your way is simple – all that is required is that you are committed to discovering them.
Your Hogwarts letter – and more
While I* send physical Hogwarts letters to each student, what’s more important is what that letter represents: celebration of what makes you unique, and promise of the opportunity to develop your magic.
Lumos Your Life is for women on the precipice of change. If you are ready to shake up your daily routine and make your most magical life happen, this course is for you. Step into your bravest self, with the support of a community of fellow witches who get it.
* my owls
Our course curriculum is a tour through the Hogwarts houses:
find your identity in one, and your strength in each.
DARE TO DREAM like a GRYFFINDOR
Define your own destiny – because dreaming is a form of daring.
READY YOUR MIND like a RAVENCLAW
Find your way by getting lost in knowledge
FIND YOUR QUEST like a HUFFLEPUFF
Dedicate yourself to your dreams by bringing purpose to your personal projects
LIVE YOUR LEGACY like a SLYTHERIN
Be assertive, claim what you want, and lead the way.
This is not escapism. This is a way through, in the most magical way.
Enter our secret common room…
Curl up in your favourite squashy armchair by the fire, fill out your workbooks by quill, and enjoy a cosy chat with your best friends over magically refilling cups of tea.
Our house unity common room is already filled with fantastic witches, with occasional visits from your heads of house, Hogwarts professors, and even a house ghost. Our community is a space to be yourself fully, and to discover yourself fully. We are kind, supportive, and this is a place of empowerment.
The Lumos Your Life community has been cited as the most cherished part of the programme. Not just another Facebook group, but an immersive experience that is different every time, to simulate what it would be like to be at Hogwarts together. Pop-up activities have included a Triwizard Tournament and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Book Club.
The time commitment:
You don’t have to drop everything in your life to enrol in this course – in fact, that is discouraged, and no Time Turners are allowed. This is a holistic process that can be added to daily life, just like Harry had to juggle classes, Quidditch, and Voldemort.
I’ve simmered down the essentials so that each week’s core course material takes no longer than one hour to complete. If you’re looking for extra inspiration, though, don’t worry – there are plenty of surprises in store.
A typical week in Lumos Your Life:
Every Monday you will receive the week’s video lessons, inspired by one of the Hogwarts houses.
Chat with your fellow witches in the common room, where I will be popping in via the Floo Network to offer individual support along the way.
On alternate weeks, you will also receive a new workbook on adjusting your daily rituals to support your dreams. These workbooks are based on the most common questions that have come up during my three years of running the course.
Look out for extra lessons by visiting professors, offering a diverse range of ways to tap into your magic, from honouring the phases of the moon to a Mirror of Erised meditation.
I’m ready to Lumos my Life!
registration will re-open on 22 August 2017.
no more hiding away in your cupboard under the stairs.
the world is your room of requirement:
use it well.
About the Founder, Professor Xandra-dore
Xandra Robinson-Burns is the founder of Heroine Training, an online school for discovering your identity through the fictional worlds you inhabit.
She is a graduate of the University of Oxford, a TEDx speaker, a Guardian-profiled Harry Potter superfan, and a Gryffindor.
Limited Spaces Available!
Since Lumos Your Life is a one-lady show, I like to keep class sizes down to a maximum of 20 per year. I want to give you my full, undivided attention to personally make sure that you get the most out of the experience. Sometimes big online groups can be overwhelming, and I want every Neville out there to have the space and attention necessary to grow into a badass hero. No one will be left alone to eat lunch in Moaning Myrtle’s toilet.
That said, you will have the help and support of the four heads of house, as well as our prefects and students from the year above for fireside common room chats at all hours of the day, since our students come from all over the world.
Accio Momentum! Accio Motivation!
Q: How do I know if this is right for me?
A: If you have ever lived in a fantasy world in your head, but wished it were real, this is for you. If you are still waiting for your letter to Hogwarts, and are desperately ready to how to make your life more magical, this is for you. If you are ready to embrace your inner Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin to take your dreams from page to practice, this is for you.
Q: What happens after I sign up?
A: You will instantly receive your Welcome Pack, so you can get started right away before our term begins on 1 September. If you choose to provide your postal address, you will also receive your official letter in the mail.
Q: Do I have to be a Harry Potter fan to enjoy Lumos Your Life?
A: Being a Harry Potter fan will allow you to appreciate references within the structure, which is based on the four Hogwarts Houses. Beyond that, however, Lumos Your Life is about much more than Harry Potter. Just like the Heroine Training blog, we will reference many different heroines and heroes from various genres and media.