The Deep Exhale

It’s time to stop pretending you can manage without rest.

Calling all exhausted women.

You want to do it all. You wish you didn’t (ever) need to stop to rest.

You can’t seem to stop scrolling and go to bed.

You put everyone else’s needs ahead of your own.

You over-serve because you are afraid to under-deliver.

You are tired of feeling as though you don’t deserve a spot on your to do list.  

Welcome. Start here.

After listening to the audio, start to feel the muscles in your back soften. Feel your neck lengthen as your shoulders ease away from your ears. Feel your feet on the ground.

There is space here for you to put down everything that you’ve been carrying.

The revelations that were born out of this class were quite literally life-changing. – Rita H.


The Deep Exhale is a 4-week digital course for women who are ready to rest.

The Deep Exhale is a digital course for women who are ready to rest. Women who are burnt out physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Women who feel zapped of their innate ability to live the way that they want to. Women who yearn to create dynamic lives (and businesses) without sacrificing their own care. Women who are awake and ready for transformation. This is not your average e-course. The Deep Exhale is a revolution.Women who are burnt out physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Women who feel zapped of their innate ability to live the way that they want to.

Women who yearn to create dynamic lives (and businesses) without sacrificing their own care.

Women who are ready for transformation.

This is not your average e-course.

The Deep Exhale is a revolution.

Rest isn’t a punishment. It isn’t self-indulgent or wasteful. It isn’t a reward for good behavior.

Rest is necessary to create the energy required to tend to things that you care about most.

It isn’t just about the actual hours of sleep you get at night. (Though that’s important too.) It is a way of living.

When you prioritize rest, you are more productive, creative, and capable.

What if “I’m exhausted” is actually code for “I need to figure out how to take up space in my own life”?

The Deep Exhale combines permission with tangible tools and daily practices to help you prioritize yourself without guilt.

This course was one of the most healing and impactful things I’ve done in years. – Rebecca


Rewrite what it means to receive your own care and adoration.

The Deep Exhale teaches women how to get the rest they crave while freeing themselves from worry about whether or not they are doing enough.

For the next four weeks, devote yourself to rest, sustenance, community, play, and the deeply sacred practice of being a human on your own terms.

At the end of this class, you will know – in your bones and in your heart – that you are worthy of the care that you ache for and are capable of prioritizing rest in your daily life.

Before this class, I knew I needed to rest but I had genuinely no idea how much I resisted it on a daily basis. Once I prioritized rest, I started getting better. My body had the chance to start healing. – Jamie

The Deep Exhale Materials

The Deep Exhale is an on-demand digital course, which means you can begin the course the minute you claim your seat below.

You will receive…

  • 30 daily email missives filled with inspiration, video lessons & guided meditations 
  • Journal prompts & compassionate experiments to heal your beliefs about rest
  • A beautiful PDF of the materials at the end to review whenever your heart desires

Plus, lifetime access to The Deep Exhale. You will be invited to participate whenever the course runs live, with full access to the updated material and live coaching calls.

I was really surprised by how much the topic of rest connected to other areas of my life, which now at the end of the program seems so obvious but I think I was thinking about rest as something special and separate, not something that impacts every aspect of my life. – Helen K.

The Structure

Calling all exhausted women. The Deep Exhale is a digital course for women who are ready to rest. Women who are burnt out physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Women who feel zapped of their innate ability to live the way that they want to. Women who yearn to create dynamic lives (and businesses) without sacrificing their own care. Women who are awake and ready for transformation. This is not your average e-course. The Deep Exhale is a revolution. Join us. Monday: Introduces the theme for the week with poetry, inspiration & heart-opening resolve

Tuesday: A video lesson on the core tenets of cultivating a restful lifestyle

Wednesday: A call for one delightfully simple inspired action

Thursday: Guided meditations to help you embody the course material

Friday: Challenges and experiments for restoring your energy over the weekend

Saturday & Sunday: Love notes, cheerleading & sweet encouragement

These activities, lessons, and invitations are designed to take 5 – 15 minutes a day. This course is not another thing to put on your to do list. Much will be gained by simply opening the emails and absorbing the material.

Tuned in and pared down, The Deep Exhale includes the encouragement, direction, and radiant love that you need to start crafting a more relaxing, fulfilling life.

Giving Back

The ethos behind this course is that each and every person on this planet needs and benefits from rest. However, it is very difficult to cultivate rest in your daily life if you are struggling with immediate concerns of hunger, human rights violations, and inadequate access to resources.

For this reason $9 from every sale will be donated evenly between Southern Poverty Law Center, No Kid Hungry, and The Women’s Earth Alliance.

By focusing on my own needs, for rest, for joy, for play, I was better able to see that being compassionate does not mean being co-dependent. I can be a kind and caring person and put my own needs first. – Maggie

Are you ready to exhale?

$99


Your Questions, Answered

Will TDE really change things for me? I’m scared I won’t be able to sustain the work beyond the course.

Over the last two years, this course has been vetted and loved by hundreds of women, many of whom report enjoying greater ease and rest after working through this material.

As with everything, you will get out what you put into this course.

You will never be able to rest perfectly. You are human. You will get lost in being busy. But, TDE will give you the insight, tools, and bravery to return to yourself every time you notice that you are deeply needing your own tender care.

The Deep Exhale is a digital course for women who are tired of praying at the altar of busy and doing things the way that everyone else seems to. It is for women who want to bring a more whole, well-nourished, and rested version of themselves to every aspect of their lives. Women who want to connect about the things that light them up instead of comparing mountainous to do lists. Join us.Will this class teach me how to deal with the people in my life who try to make me feel guilty about my need for rest?

In a word, yes.

Those external voices may feel very loud. You may have many layers of disbelief and undeserving to excavate in order to feel comfortable resting, but I will help you. 

I believe that permission is contagious. I believe that we start to feel really good when we allow ourselves our self-care, and feeling really good soon takes on a life of its own. The better you feel, the less noisy those voices will seem.

What do I need to participate?

All that you need to take part in TDE is access to a computer, high-speed internet, an email account, and the sweet desire to learn how to rest.

Can I give The Deep Exhale as a gift?

Absolutely, you generous thing you. Simply email me to set this up.

How do I know if I’m ready for this class?

Have you been nodding along while you’ve been reading?

Trust yourself. Take a leap. Try it on. I promise that your old life and beliefs about rest will be waiting for you on the other side should you like to pick them back up when we’re finished.

(But I seriously doubt that you’re going to want to.)

What about refunds or guarantees?

When you join The Deep Exhale, I can guarantee that you will receive the best tools and deep permission that I have to share with you. I respectfully do not offer refunds for this course, so when you click to pay, make sure you are all in.

Once you sign-up for this course, you are for life. I believe that there are always new, deeper layers to unearth, so I invite every past participant to join in with us each time it is offered live, totally on the house.

If you would like to talk about whether or not it is a good fit for you, please email me at support@maraglatzel.com to chat about it.

Honestly, prioritizing rest feels lazy. And weak.

This class is for you. Oh YES, this class is for you.

Other questions?

Email me at support@maraglatzel.com.

The biggest thing TDE has taught me is to not be ashamed of resting. There’s something very precious about being part of a community of women who are learning, perhaps for the first time, to look after themselves and their bodies with a real tenderness. – Naomi W.

After You Sign Up

  • You will be taken to a screen where you can pay for The Deep Exhale with either Paypal or major credit card
  • After paying, you will be ushered to a page thanking you for signing up – and receive your first email welcoming you to the course
  • If you don’t receive the email within an hour, please check your spam/promotions folder to retrieve it or email me at support@maraglatzel.com

Are you ready to exhale?

$99

$9 from every sale will be donated to Southern Poverty Law Center, No Kid Hungry, and The Women’s Earth Alliance


The Deep Exhale is a digital course for women who are tired of praying at the altar of busy and doing things the way that everyone else seems to.

This is your official invitation to stop putting yourself at the bottom of your to do list. Tuned in and pared down, The Deep Exhale includes the encouragement, direction, and radiant love that you need to start crafting a more relaxing, fulfilling life.It is for women who want to bring a more whole, well-nourished, and rested version of themselves to every aspect of their lives.

Women who want to connect about the things that light them up instead of comparing mountainous to do lists.

We weren’t meant to do it all alone.

We need one another if we are going to truly believe that we are allowed to rest. There is strength in our numbers. 

The Deep Exhale won’t make your baby stop kicking you at night or sneak into your house to pry your phone from your hands at a reasonable hour, but it will give you the skills and strategies necessary to take better care of yourself without the guilt trip about all of the things you “should” be doing.

You are not only allowed to have needs, you are allowed of have your needs met.

This is not because you are special. (Though you are special.)

It is because you are human. It is because your original medicine – the way that only you can serve the world around you – depends on it.

You are allowed to belong in your own life.

This is your official invitation to stop putting yourself at the bottom of your to do list.


In Their Words

This is such a re-affirming and encouraging, empowering course. As someone with a chronic illness, it’s been really helpful in silencing my guilt critic in my head when I’ve needed to rest, and also to strengthen my resolve when asking folks to understand. Mara’s presence was wholehearted, nurturing and supportive. – Heather Veitch, Holistic Goddess

When I signed up for The Deep Exhale, it was because I wanted to find a way to make my hectic life seem a little less frazzled. But Mara had no tips about calendars or ways to maximize efficiency. She offered instead the chance to discover a hundred things about myself that had created the hectic life I was leading; I realized things that had been in my heart that I hadn’t even been consciously aware of. I was able to change, not my schedule, but my whole approach to my life, and I don’t know that I would ever have reached that point if Mara hadn’t started asking me questions. It’s made more of a difference than I can say. – ShaeC

To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of The Deep Exhale at first. How much could there be to say or learn about rest? (A lot, actually.) How could I make time for rest, when I was so busy? (It wasn’t that hard…after I realized I was so afraid of stopping being busy because being busy was my comfort zone.) And what did it say about me if I needed a course to learn how to do something as simple as rest? (It said that I am human, that I am a brave, beautiful soul opening to what I don’t yet know and willing to practice even when I know that I will be imperfect and will need to begin again and again, that I am hungry for a world in which women meet their needs and don’t just rush, rush, rush and care for others.)

The Deep Exhale was the most gentle and most revolutionary course I have done.

It opened the pathways to really hearing myself, unraveling the stories about rest and self-care that I had been telling myself, and having a more consistently kind relationship with myself. It helped me to speak more truthfully about my needs first and foremost to myself, to deepen my relationship with my partner, to appreciate my body as a sacred part of myself worthy of care, to make simple but profound changes to my routines like drinking the kind of tea that I want and only wearing the clothes that feel comfortable and good, and to access the courage to dream bigger and begin to pursue my heart’s desires. Mara is an amazing guide; through the daily emails, periodic videos, accessible questions and invitations, and live calls, I felt lovingly prompted and supported to take the steps toward rest and self-care I that I had, deep down inside, been wanting to take but unsure of how to take.  – Kathryn Sarken

TDE allowed me to examine my patterns of pushing myself to my limits and beyond and of getting caught up in the culture of urgency and to do lists. I was able to truly rest and sink deeply into my own wellbeing. I created spaciousness in my schedule. I remembered to breathe. I reconnected with my body and released deep grief. If you have the opportunity to participate in this gorgeous offering, join in. Your whole being will thank you.  – Tanya Levy, MSW, RSW, CCC, Heartlady Inspiration

I absolutely loved this course. Rest seems like such a simple notion, but taking this time to explore what deep rest feels like in my heart and body has been wonderful. The idea that rest is imperative to productivity blew my mind. I never thought of the downtime I’ve always craved as a necessary part of my ambition. To succeed out in the world, I absolutely need to find space for restorative work.

I always characterized restorative yoga and the slow flow Vinyasa class I attend as a path to something “better” – the more active, rigorous classes offered by my studio. One day during The Deep Exhale, it hit me: I get to pick my pace. The slower classes resonate because I move at this speed. I don’t have to apologize or explain my choices. I get to rewrite my rules. I felt this realization in the deepest part of my being. I GET TO CHOOSE! And it can always, forever be like this. I don’t have to be part of a class to make gentle choices that feel really great. You and the other lovely course participants are out in the world, making their tender hearts happy – I am not alone!

I’ve stopped apologizing for so much. I’ve said no a whole bunch. I’m making a big job change in two weeks, and I’m opting out of everything nonessential that saps my energy. Speaking of which, I asked you for reassurance that I would find meaningful work during the Open to Receive personalized audio recording – and I did! I accepted a new job last week. It’s a huge relief to know I’m getting out of a toxic place. I’m working to find rest and peace in the sometimes-uncomfortable time of transition as I prepare for this bright new light in my career. You were totally right, Mara! Thank you for helping me trust that this day would come. – Aly W.

The Deep Exhale supported me in grounding in my body, my truth, and giving me permission to listen to what my body truly needed. I feel strong in vulnerability and trust in my own ability to meet my needs. – Angela

Are you ready to exhale?

$99

$9 from every sale will be donated to Southern Poverty Law Center, No Kid Hungry, and The Women’s Earth Alliance

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