The Sacred Triangle in Alchemy and Creativity

Eva Rider
May 23-24, 2014

The Symbol of the triangle is the basic building block that describes the creative process in the transformation of consciousness. It forms the basis of Jung’s concept of the “tension of the opposites” and the “third” “Transcendent Function” which deposits us on a plane greater than the sum of its parts.

 

This experiential workshop will provide an opportunity for deep exploration into the Triangle, its meaning as symbol and its manifestation in our lives. Exploring personal stories, dreams, enactment, bodysoul movement, music and art we will journey together to understand how insurmountable paradoxes of life can and do catalyze the process of integration and transform consciousness. The glyph of the Hermetic Tree of Life, will provide the scaffolding on which we will examine this alchemical process. We will take home a new found connection to ourselves and a deepened understanding of the power of creative process in our lives.

 

Dates:
May 23-24, 2014, Friday 6:30-9 pm, Saturday noon-6:30 pm

How to Register:

http://www.reclaimingsoul.com; click on workshops, call Eva at 831-427-9108 or email evarider@reclaimingsoul.com

Accommodations:

Contact Eva Rider at http://www.reclaimingsoul.com

Fees:

$210 for Friday and Saturday; $180 before April 21, 2014

Awakening the Dream: Unveiling the Landscape of the Soul

Eva Rider
April 18-19, 2014

This workshop is inspired directly by the Dream Seminars as taught by Marion Woodman. Join Eva for this weekend of playing in the sacred lands of your dreamworld in a beautiful, safe setting in Santa Cruz, California.

 

On Friday night we will examine how to work with a dream in a group setting within a Jungian Framework. We will explore different kinds of dreams: Compensation Dreams, Recurring Dreams, Nightmares, the “Big Dream”, Pre-cognitive dreams. We will engage the sacred dream guide that accompanies us each night and informs the direction of our Soul’s journey.

 

Saturday will be an experiential day with opportunity to work on our own dreams within a safe container. We will employ methods of active imagination, amplification and engage images as it informs the body through gesture, movement, art and music. Invoking the dream messenger that bridges Spirit and Body, we will deepen our relationship with the dreamworld as we open the portal between the worlds and embody the Dream.

Dates:
April 18-19, 2014, Friday 6:30-9 pm, Saturday noon-6:30 pm

How to Register:

http://www.reclaimingsoul.com and click on Workshops page, call Eva at 831-427-9108 or write to evarider@reclaimingsoul.com

Accommodations:

Please contact Eva at 831-427-9108 or evarider@reclaimingsoul.com

Fees:

$30 for Friday night; $145 for Saturday all day or
$150 for the whole weekend.

Snow White: An Alchemical Guide to Reclaiming the Self

Eva Rider
March 14-15, 2014

The Grimm’s Fairy tale, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs accurately illustrates the alchemical processes on the individual’s path towards wholeness.

 

You are invited to journey in sacred ritual space, entering into the heart of this beloved fairy tale to explore these elements and how they chronicle your own unique path to embody yourself. Blending deep dream work, music, BodySoul movement and creative expression, together, we unveil new pathways to embody Soul.

 

Dates: March 14-15, 2014, Friday 7-9:30pm, Saturday 12 noon-6:30pm

Accommodations:

Contact Eva Rider for information on accommodations at evarider@reclaimingsoul.com or 831-427-9108

Fees:

$210, includes all materials

A limited number of Student Scholarships are available.

The Little Mermaid – Sacrifice, Redemption and Initiation

Eva Rider
November 22-23, 2013

Are you on a soul exploration in your life seeking after wholeness? In your life story, have you had to make great sacrifice in the hope that you would be rewarded by your heart’s desire?

Come journey in sacred ritual space to explore your soul’s deep calling through Hans Christian Anderson’s immortal fairy tale “The Little Mermaid”. We will be engaging a Jungian/Marion Woodman lens, dreams, movement, expressive play, and creative arts.

Dates:
November 22-23, 2013, Friday 7pm – Saturday 6 pm

How to Register:

Go to http://www.reclaimingsoul.com
Please register and submit payment as prompted on the website

Accommodations:

Contact Eva @ evarider@reclaimingsoul.com or
call 821-427-9108, http://www.reclaimingsoul.com

Fees:

$210 includes all materials and snacks

Dreams and Divination

Eva Rider
October 25-26, 2013

This workshop explores the Dreamscape and its relationship to the art of divination illuminating and  amplifying the archetypal messages of the unconscious. Using the Tarot Major Arcana images in combination with dreamwork, gentle movement, music, and our own collages, we deepen and enhance our experience by inviting Spirit to play in Matter as we embody Soul.

 

Dates:
October 25-26, 2013, Friday 7pm-Saturday 6pm

How to Register:

http://www.reclaimingsoul.com, sign up contacts page and go to workshops page. Contact Eva at evarider@reclaimingsoul.com or by phone at 831-427-9108

Accommodations:

This lovely and spacious downtown Santa Cruz Art studio allows plenty of room for art and movement.

Fees:

$210, includes all materials and snacks. Credit card payment accepted at http://www.reclaimingsoul.com

Awakening the Dream

Eva Rider
September 6, 2013 (and the first Friday of the month thereafter)

An introduction to the hidden language of the Dream, offering a glimpse into the role of the dream in our lives as guide, messenger and mediator between the worlds of the conscious and unconscious realms-revealing meaning, wisdom and deeper access to our activity. The basis of the theory is influenced by the work of C.G. Jung, Marie Louise Von Franz, Marion Woodman and what I have learned from my years of working with my own dreams and those of my dear clients.

 

“A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence, understood, it becomes an experience.”  C.G. Jung
“Dreams are the quickest way into our inner world. They astonish us with their wisdom about past, present and future”.  Marion Woodman

 

Date:
September 6, 2013, 6:30-9:30pm. Meetings will be held the first Friday of each month to follow.

How to Register:

http://www.reclaimingsoul.com and sign up on contacts page or email evarider@reclaimingsoul.com or phone 831-427-9108

Fees:

By Donation.

Cinderella: Alchemy, Magic and Transformation

Eva Rider
July 12-13, 2013

With this classic fairy tale, we delve into the 3-fold process of alchemical transmutation of the awakening consciousness which begins with a disintegration of the self we must shed, an incubation “cooking” down to essence and the emergence of the radiant self we are destined to become. Imagination is our magic wand as we incorporate dreams, art, music, movement and collage to weave a golden cloth of light in which the embodied soul can dance with Spirit.

 

This weekend explores the alchemy of Individuation through myth, fairy tale, and dreams through the creative process to embody Soul and reclaim our authentic self

 

This workshop is an integration of BodySoul Rhythms® work of Marion Woodman. Experience in art or movement is not required.

 

Dates:
July 12-13, 2013, Friday 7pm-Saturday 6pm.

How to Register:

Contact http://www.reclaimingsoul.com and sign up on the contact or workshops page or
contact Eva Rider at evarider@reclaimingsoul.com or phone her
at 831-427-9108

Accommodations:

The center in downtown Santa Cruz is a spacious art studio where we can spread out, paint, dance and play.

Fees:

$210 for the weekend

Eros and Psyche – Awakening the Soul to Love – A Feminine Journey to Wholeness

Eva Rider
May 10-11, 2013

"The tale of Cupid & Psyche becomes less a tale of gods and goddesses than a story of growing up."
                                                            – Marion Woodman

 

The ancient mythic story of Eros & Psyche tracks the initiatory journey of the The Sacred Marriage through sacrifice, loss, labor and redemption to claim the Self. Through Psyche's journey to reunite with Love, we are mirrored in our individual struggle to reclaim wholeness and give birth to Joy.

 

This weekend is the first of a 3-part series exploring the alchemy of Individuation through myth, fairy tale, and dreams through the creative process to embody Soul and reclaim our authentic self

This series is an integration of BodySoul Rhythms® work of Marion Woodman. Experience in art or movement is not required.

 

Dates:
May 10-11, 2013, Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday noon-6 pm. Includes an additional Friday evening for integration with audio-visual selections from Marion Woodman archives. (Additional workshop weekends are June 7-8 and July 12-13)

Prerequisites:

Consultation with Instructor is required

How to Register:

Go to http://www.reclaimingsoul.com, click on Workshops page. For questions contact Eva Rider at evarider@reclaimingsoul.com or call 831-427-9108. Register early as space is limited.

Accommodations:

Local hotels and B&Bs

Fees:

$210 for one weekend
$550 for all 3 weekends – (May 10-11, June 7-8 and July 12-13), $100 deposit.
Fee includes follow-up Integration and materials.

Credit cards/PayPal accepted

Awakening the Dream – Revealing the Landscape of the Soul

Eva Rider
April 5, 2013 (introductory class)

This introductory evening introduces participants to the hidden language of the dream and offers a glimpse into the role of the dream in our daily lives as guide, messenger and mediator between the worlds of the unconscious and FxPro conscious realms – revealing meaning, wisdom and deeper access to our creativity. We will be utilizing movement, music, art, collage, psychodrama and guided visualization to access a full experience of inhabiting the dream as guide.

 

Date:
April 5, 2013, Friday, 6-9pm

Prerequisites:

Interest in dreams from a creative perspective

How to Register:

Contact Eva Rider @ or
831-427-9108

Fees:

$30 for Introductory class

Jung, Alchemy and the Tree of Life – Through a BodySoul Lens

Eva Rider
February 7-8, 2014

This workshop explores the relationship between Jung’s Alchemical Psychology and the Hermetic Tree of Life through the body-soul.

 

We will delve into the experience of “backing into the tree” for a deeper understanding of this profound path to consciousness. The study of alchemy as elucidated by this ancient glyph brings a deepening understanding to Jung’s concepts of archetype, image and symbol, bridging the collective and the personal Psyche and reflecting the Soul’s initiatory journey. When circuits OANDA between the archetypal, imaginal and physical realms are open, our senses become guides on a journey which reveal paths leading towards individuation or wholeness. As we enter into liminal space between the worlds, quickening the cosmic dance between force and form, above and below, masculine and feminine, macrocosm and microcosm, alpha and omega; we evoke a synthesis wherein the dancer and the dance become one.

 

Dates: February 7-8, 2014, Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 12 noon-6:30pm

How to Register:

Contact Eva Rider at or 831-427-9108, or

Accommodations:

Please contact me for recommendations for accommodations at or 831-427-9108

Fees:

$210 for the workshop, includes materials