Agatha

HUGE props to Katherine McClelland for making me feel so incredibly beautiful, natural and comfortable during her Raw Naked Beauty photo shoot. An amazing experience in accepting yourself for any woman that I highly recommend!

Love ya Katherine
Raw Naked Beauty
~ Maria

~ Agatha

In the past, I would have felt too self-conscious to be a subject in a photo shoot.  And if I did find myself in such a situation, I’m sure that throughout the experience, I would have wondered if I was doing it right.  Was I posing correctly, did I look stupid, was I being captured at flattering angles?  Would I hate the way that I looked and feel embarrassed if other people saw my photos?

The only reason I agreed to participate is because of Katherine.  I trusted her and I felt captivated by her vision and her passion for the project.  With that as the backdrop, I wanted to challenge myself to a new experience and open myself up to unknown possibilities.  

The truth is that my thoughts and doubts did creep in periodically.  But I was able to dismiss them.  I overrode them by allowing myself to trust Catherine and Sarah, the photographer.  I also allowed it to be okay if I ended up hating the resulting photos.  And with that, I decided not to worry and to just be in the moment, relax, go inside and feel what I was feeling.  

At eight and half months pregnant, I had brief moments of judging myself for being lazy, for just laying there and not trying to move or pose in any particular way.  This was Raw Naked Beauty, and yet I didn’t feel like trying to be anything in particular, trying to be sexy or sensual, or even look beautiful or like something that I had seen in magazines.  Instead, I let it be okay to honor the reality of how my pregnant body was feeling, and it was clear to me that stillness was what my body called for.  During those moments, my body didn’t really feel like my own, but more like my baby’s home.  My instinct was to focus inwardly on my breath and my baby, and so I allowed my breath to be my movement. 

Whether it was my internal experience, the genius behind the way Katherine so lovingly set the mood and the experience, or the talent of the amazing photographer, I was amazed by the results.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that I wasn’t the least bit embarrassed by any of the photos, even the ones that revealed my perceived “flaws.”  The photos looked great, and in fact, the best way to describe them would be to say that they captured my internal experience to a tee!  I felt that I could even be comfortable sharing them with others.  Thanks to Katherine, Sarah, and the other amazing women with whom I shared the day for an incredible experience!
About a year ago, I knew I was at a coming of age stage in my life as a young woman. I knew I wanted have the feeling of stepping into my own beauty and self worth, within and without. To mark this rite of passage within myself, I felt called to an experience of being photographed in the nude. As I researched various photographers who offered boudoir shoots, I found myself feeling completely panicked at the mere thought of being in nothing but my delicates (or less) in front of complete strangers. Fortunately for me, a close friend who knew Katherine highly recommended I contact her about the type of experience I truly wanted to create for myself.

I first met Katherine over the phone, and within minutes of our conversation, I knew I wanted her to be at the helm of photo shoot experience. Katherine held such a solid space of love, care, sensitivity, and respect through her presence in our first encounter, and it won my implicit trust in her immediately.

She very quickly grew to become a friend, mentor, and ultimately, my midwife into womanhood. I had shared with her my desire to go through the Raw Naked Beauty program twice, with a six month period in between. My intention was to create a before and after experience for myself, and I knew that the photographs would be a tangible barometer for my own growth, physically, at the very least.

Well, the experiences and the photos didn’t disappoint. In fact, they far exceeded anything I could have possibly imagined. Katherine worked very closely with Sarah, her photographer who also happens to be one of her trusted friends, and between the compassionate way they both held space for me to be photographed, I felt at ease and open- not just in my own skin, but with them as well. It was a remarkable experience, considering I had never before done a photo shoot.

By the time I left both of my Raw Naked Beauty days, I could feel the depth of such a sweet intimacy within myself, the beauty and power in every cell and crevice of my body, and more importantly, within my own heart. The photos were the furthest thought from my mind, and when I did receive them, they took my breath away.

Thank you Katherine and Sarah for all of your love, care, and kindness as you ushered me into my own beauty and femininity. Your love and support for me helped open me up to my own love and support for myself.Type your paragraph here.
Going through Raw naked beauty was an amazing integrative experience for me. Reframing my experience with my body from something that needed to be fixed to accepting and loving it for the sacred temple that it is has been major. It has brought the very real physical level healing to all the work I had previously done on a mental and emotional levels. There is a before and after for me, like a rite of passage.

~ Ali

Hi, ladies.  I want to share my experience. On July 7th I was fortunate to participate in Katherine’s first Raw Naked Beauty experience in Malibu.

This was a body-loving and self-loving experience on so many levels because I grew up with a lot of shame about my body and curves — after hearing a lot of name-calling and judgments about my thighs, hips and butt.

Our day started in a gorgeous setting with a calm and peaceful meditation and silent journal writing – where I got to get centered and set my intention for the day. The trio session that Katherine facilitated really helped me clear away the body-image barriers I’d been holding onto to. Lunch was so healthy and nurturing. And when it was my turn to go in front of the camera, there was so much ease and grace. I took my time and revealed my body at my pace. There was no rush. Direction and suggestions were given when I asked for it. It was all about my experience of self-love. It was like I was a model (in my own mind) for a day and it was my chance to celebrate and adore myself in a way I never allowed myself to do in the past as “good enough”. 

What happened after was MAGIC. When I got my photos I felt like I fell in love with my body for the first time. I look at them to remember that amazing day and get anchored in my feminine power and beauty. Before dates I get a quick boost of self-love.

Xoxo
~ Judi

About a year ago, I knew I was at a coming of age stage in my life as a young woman. I knew I wanted have the feeling of stepping into my own beauty and self worth, within and without. To mark this rite of passage within myself, I felt called to an experience of being photographed in the nude. As I researched various photographers who offered boudoir shoots, I found myself feeling completely panicked at the mere thought of being in nothing but my delicates (or less) in front of complete strangers. Fortunately for me, a close friend who knew Katherine highly recommended I contact her about the type of experience I truly wanted to create for myself.

I first met Katherine over the phone, and within minutes of our conversation, I knew I wanted her to be at the helm of photo shoot experience. Katherine held such a solid space of love, care, sensitivity, and respect through her presence in our first encounter, and it won my implicit trust in her immediately.

She very quickly grew to become a friend, mentor, and ultimately, my midwife into womanhood. I had shared with her my desire to go through the Raw Naked Beauty program twice, with a six month period in between. My intention was to create a before and after experience for myself, and I knew that the photographs would be a tangible barometer for my own growth, physically, at the very least.

Well, the experiences and the photos didn’t disappoint. In fact, they far exceeded anything I could have possibly imagined. Katherine worked very closely with Sarah, her photographer who also happens to be one of her trusted friends, and between the compassionate way they both held space for me to be photographed, I felt at ease and open- not just in my own skin, but with them as well. It was a remarkable experience, considering I had never before done a photo shoot.

By the time I left both of my Raw Naked Beauty days, I could feel the depth of such a sweet intimacy within myself, the beauty and power in every cell and crevice of my body, and more importantly, within my own heart. The photos were the furthest thought from my mind, and when I did receive them, they took my breath away.

Thank you Katherine and Sarah for all of your love, care, and kindness as you ushered me into my own beauty and femininity. Your love and support for me helped open me up to my own love and support for myself.Type your paragraph here.

Going through Raw naked beauty was an amazing integrative experience for me. Reframing my experience with my body from something that needed to be fixed to accepting and loving it for the sacred temple that it is has been major. It has brought the very real physical level healing to all the work I had previously done on a mental and emotional levels. There is a before and after for me, like a rite of passage.

“Before working with Katherine I was struggling with my own sense of style, I knew I wanted to present myself in a new and updated way but had no idea how to do that.  Right from the start Katherine had a way of making me feel loved and comfortable while she took over with her amazing knack with styling, and worked magic on my look, and confidence, and wardrobe.  I had never really thought that how I dressed was that bad or even that important to pay attention to, until I had the experience of working with someone who takes this into an art form.  Katherine is a true artisan of her craft, she has an  ability see and enhance your essence, and at the same time create an experience that touches your spirit.  I now have the confidence to know what looks best on me, wear it with ease, and feel so much more positive about myself as a result!  This is styling with soul, and is a must -have experience for anyone in business, or who  just wants to enhance their well-being”
~ Sandy Dow ( on the left) Calm your stress. Create your success. Taking care of you while you take care of business.

Katherine, I am writing to express my deep appreciation to you on 2 levels – what you do in the world of action, and who you are in the realm of being.
Action: I experience you as smart, expressive, funny, and always learning. You share the new things that you integrate generously and have supported me (and others that I have personally observed) to dramatically improve our health, wellness, relationships, appearance and happiness.
Being-ness: I see you as Love, embodied. You have an extraordinary ability to see and nurture the best in others. You communicate clearly, make and keep agreements impeccably, and listen to hear and understand content – and then go to the deeper and more powerful level of meaning. You have an impressive handle on personal responsibility. In short, you deliver on your side of creating relationship at a very high level, providing an uncommon example and the opportunity to learn through creating authentic, healthy and loving connection with another human being.
I appreciate all of the work that you have done to become who you are. Even more, I appreciate your generous sharing of your learning to support me and others to become happy and fulfilled. Thank you.”
~ Paul Murk, Investment Advisor and Legacy Coach, Sequoia Planning & Investments LLC

Friends, I just had my 3rd mfr  session and I cannot recommend it enough! As I mentioned a while back, I have been dealing with severe headaches, back and neck problems and major inflammation for several months now and the ONLY thing that has helped is the Myo-fascial release work that angel incarnate and Goddess of the healing arts extraordinaire Katherine McClelland, has done on me. I cannot recommend it enough. Doctors wanted to put me on headache medicine for life… but I’m not a pharma loving gal so intuitively I was drawn to this work. After my first session my headaches subsided and with each session I do the pain in my body is getting better. The best part is that this work is not only physical, but also energetic, spiritual and wholistic. It delivers healing on so many levels that words are rather inadequate to express the scope in which it works. As the saying goes, the issues are in the tissues! Thank you Katherine for your loving care, for creating the safe space where healing can take place, so grateful for you and this incredible work that you do! … 

 
CLARISA RADOYCE FISHMAN