BodySoul Dream Group—Half-Day Retreat

Andrea Wells
September 11, 2010

"Symbols of the Self Arise in the Depths of the Body."
   -Carl Jung

"The image itself by the shear force of its presence can change us to the core."
  -Marion Woodman

In this group format we will explore image as the connector between body and soul through dreamwork. We will explore these images through movement, sound, and simple art to consciously embody and express the energy of your dream symbols. Participants will work individually and together, honoring the uniqueness of each person while being supported in a community of soul-tending.

Discussion of Carl Jung’s understanding of the psyche and Marion Woodman’s teachings on the psyche/soma connection will support the integration of the experiential process.

Date:
September 11, 2010, Saturday, 1-6 pm

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact Andrea Wells at 831-425-3369, andreaw@cruzio.com, http://www.bodysoulgatherings.com

Accommodations:

Fees:

$80

CEU’s:

MFTs, RNs, and LCSWs

Las Lobas Se Retiran (A Wild Woman’s Retreat)

Martha de la Garza Adler, Patricia Llosa and Sheila Langston
October 27-31, 2010

Las Lobas Se Retiran (A Wild Woman's Retreat) is a weekend retreat for women where Jungian based work with dreams and myth as well as body work, including deep relaxation, meditation, dance, improvised movement, vocal expression and playing with art materials and focused art activities will allow us to explore paths where we can each discover internal aspects of what Marion Woodman has called The Pregnant Virgin and Clarissa Pinkola Estes has called The Wild Woman. In a protected and sacred environment this weekend we will search for a more conscious connection to our BodySoul wisdom. The essence of the conscious feminine is to be aware of our feelings, needs and values and to have the courage to stand for them and act on them when required.

This workshop is also offered in Spanish.

Dates:
October 27-31, 2010, check in at La Cañada Ranch is 6 pm. Dinner at 8 pm followed by evening session. Breakfast is at 7:40 am, morning session from 9 am to 1 pm. Lunch is at 1:30 pm, afternoon sessions 4 to 7:30 pm, followed by dinner at 8 pm. The program concludes Sunday at 1 pm.

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact Martha de la Garza Adler at 512-820-8449 (US) 01-818-303-1168 (Mexico), rosaguajira@yahoo.com

Accommodations:

Fees:

$550 US, until September 20; $600 US, after September 20.

CEU’s:

Discovering the UnLived Life Through Dreams and Mask Work: A 5-Day Retreat in Denmark

Sue Congram, Marian Dunlea, and Maja Reinau
August 10-15, 2010

This event is for people who have done at least two years personal development work, who wish to deepen their self understanding and learn about the processes of active imagination and working with dreams.

The intention of the event is to provide a personal reflection retreat, building on dream circles, maskmaking, bodywork, voice and art. There will be some teaching on the dream process. Held in the lovely setting of Hegnegarden, on the island of Orø, situated in the fjords of Denmark, we will use the inner and outer space of nature's environment to share dreams, to connect with the unlived life, and develop personal masks as a symbol of new life. Each individual mask is made on the face reflecting authentic characteristics of the self, as well as a deeper archetypal form.

We will honour the discipline of morning silence, a time for self reflection, journaling dreams and meditation. Working with individual dreams we will follow the energy of the dream in the body, working with symbols and images in an embodied form. The energy and art forms that emerge are represented in the mask-making process, which becomes embodied through wearing the mask.

We will draw on a combination of Gestalt concepts and Jung’s idea of active imagination through the teachings of Marion Woodman, a Jungian Analyst who developed a way of working with the human psyche through the body, voice, art and dreams.

Recommended reading prior to the event:
The Pregnant Virgin – Marion Woodman (1985)
The Maiden King – Robert Bly & Marion Woodman (1998)
HE (revised edition) – Robert Johnson (1989)
SHE (revised edition) – Robert Johnson (1989)
The Robert Johnson books are particularly accessible as a first step into Jungian psychology, providing a useful introduction to the ideas which underpin the work of Marion Woodman.

Dates:
August 10-15, 2010, Tuesday, 6 pm to mid-day,  Sunday

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact Sue Congram at 44 1981 580040, suecongram@mac.com; http://www.suecongram.co.uk. Further information and booking form can be found on http://www.suecongram.co.uk and http://www.gis-international.com. For payment in other currencies please contact Sue Congram or Jette Porting. Marian Dunlea, 35 3916 38228, mariandunlea@gmail.com; Jette Porting of GIS, 45 59 470017, jette@gis-international.com

Accommodations:

Fees:

8,000 DKK includes accommodations, 7,500 DKK if paid in full by June 1.

Deposit: 1,000 DKK with your booking
 

CEU’s:

Jung in the Yurt: Lecture and Workshop

The recent publication of C.G. Jung’s profound and astonishing work, The Red Book, is a dramatic reminder of the importance of active imagination and dreams in our lives. This weekend we will explore how the images in our dreams carry our essential life energy and potential. Friday’s lecture will focus on the power and riches of the imaginal world, and the process of active imagination.

During Saturday’s workshop we will enter the world of dreams. Through dream sharing and discussion, deep relaxation and gentle movement exercises, Proprioceptive Writing and a review of Jung’s understanding of the dream, we will explore this mysterious symbolic realm. We will also watch a segment of The Way of the Dream, with Marie Louise von Franz, and excerpts of Marlene's film of interviews with Marion Woodman, where Marion talks about the importance of dreams in her own life.

In an atmosphere of open exploration and suspended judgment, all are welcome and no one will be pressured in any way. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring your journal and a dream you are curious about.

Dates: Friday, May 14, 7:30-10 pm, and May 15,10 am-5pm
 

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact Marlene Schiwy at 604-734-3554, schiwy3@shaw.ca, http://www.marleneschiwy.com

Accommodations:

Fees:

$130, lecture & workshop; $20, lecture only

CEU’s:

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Bread of Understanding, Water of Wisdom, Integrating the Sacred Feminine

We invite women to nourish their souls by immersing themselves in feminine images of the divine, drawn from many sources. The process will immerse participants in archetypes and images of the divine feminine in sacred literature, mythology, the natural world, poetry and art; and in their own dreams and stories.

The retreat offers an opportunity to heal the imbalance caused by the dearth of feminine images of the divine in western spiritual culture. It follows an experiential pathway, enabling women to have a body-felt experience of the sacredness of their own femininity and their relationship with the source of life.

Additional autumn workshop (date to be determined), St. Claret Centre, Buckden Towers, Buckden, Cambridgeshire.
 

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact Madeleine O'Callaghan at 01223 213451, madeleineocallaghan@yahoo.co.uk; 42 Peverel Road, Cambridge, CB5 8RH, UK; additional contact is Pauliine Sayhi at 0779 6131469

Accommodations:

Fees:

£218
 

CEU’s:

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The Way of the Crone, the Wise Elder

Joan Harcourt
August 29, 2010

In this experiential workshop we will honour the gifts, tasks and challenges of conscious aging, uncovering what sustains us on this journey.

This is an opportunity for each participant to explore her own feelings, needs, values, and inner wisdom, supported with love in a sacred space.

We will access, embody and express our own images and symbols, using poetry, music, dreams, stories, visualisation, gentle movement, play, dance and art.

Open to women interested in exploring their inner life.

Date:
August 29, 2010, Sunday, 10 am-4:30 pm

How to Register:

Contact Joan Harcourt at 61 2 3999389, bodysouldownunder@yahoo.com or gch3@cam.ac.uk

Fees:

Fee: $80 aus

CEU’s:

Embodying Conscious Femininity: A Women’s Retreat for Body & Soul at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, New York

Linda Kawer and Sherry Wheaton
August 22-27, 2010

To be aware of one's own feelings, needs, and values and to have the courage to act on them is the essence of conscious femininity.

In this program for body and soul, we have the opportunity to access and use our own symbols and symptoms to discover our authentic self, listen to our own dreams in our own body, and speak with a free and open voice.

We explore dreams, movement, voice, masks, creative expression, myths, and ritual, all of which form the core of this exploration. The safety of the temenos (sacred space) that we create allows for the healing of our old wounds and the emergence of new energies. This workshop is suited for health professionals and laypeople alike.

This program is based on the BodySoul Rhythms® work of Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner.

Dates:
August 22-27, 2010, Sunday, 8 pm-Friday, 12:30 pm

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact Sherry Wheaton, 505-690-4990, sophiasdancer@mac.com http://www.eomega.org

Accommodations:

Fees:

Fee: $380. Member fee: $345.

Register early, limited enrollment. Tuition discounts are available. This is a residential program, participants are required to stay on campus. The residential fee varies according to the package/room that the participant elects. All fees are paid directly to Omega.

CEU’s:

43 credits are available for Certified Counselors and Social Workers

Body Soul Writing

Marlene Schiwy and Heather Miller
August 16-20, 2010

“The Handless Maiden, by comprehending herself, creates, rebuilds, transforms the hidden aspects of her unconscious world and establishes a domain of true freedom.”
                              Gertrud Mueller Nelson, Here All Dwell Free

C. G. Jung asked himself, “What is the myth you are living?” and discovered that he did not know. That became the “task of tasks” to which he devoted his entire life. Until we know our own story, we have little grasp of the unique and astonishing significance of our individual lives.

This summer we will be working with The Handless Maiden, a beautiful fairy tale about the search for the missing feminine realm and our own lost creativity. We will explore the handless maiden in ourselves and ask, “How can we replace her silver hands with living hands so that she can live an authentic life?”

Based on the work of C. G. Jung and Marion Woodman, this program brings myth and dreamwork, guided meditation and art, music and gentle movement into the writing process. Class time will also include film excerpts of The Way of the Dream with Marie Louise von Franz, and of Marlene’s interviews with Marion Woodman. We will explore the mythic patterns at the heart of our personal stories and what it means to write those stories from an embodied perspective. Body Soul Writing is for those who have already done a course in personal writing, or with permission of the instructor.

Dates:
August 16-20, 2010, Monday-Friday

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact UBC Writing Centre, 604-822-9564, writing.centre@ubc.ca writing.centre@ubc.ca; http://www.writingcentre.ubc.ca or contact Marlene Schiwy at schiwy3@shaw.ca

Accommodations:

Fees:

$750

CEU’s:

Summer Weeklong Intensives: Writing Your Life’s Story – Part 2

Marlene Schiwy
August 9-13, 2010

Every life has a story. Writing autobiography invites us to reflect on our soul’s journey over the years. What is the thread of meaning woven throughout the fabric of our lives that has brought us to where we are? Class time will include informal lecture, guided writing, group sharing, and discussion.

Although Part 1 is not a prerequisite, participants in Part 2 should read the first ten chapters of Your Life as Story by Tristine Rainer and do the accompanying writing exercises in preparing for this course.

Dates:
August 9-13, 2010

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact UBC Writing Centre, 604-822-9564, writing.centre@ubc.ca; "http://www.writingcentre.ubc.ca or contact Marlene Schiwy at schiwy3@shaw.ca

Accommodations:

Fees:

Contact Marlene Schiwy for details.

CEU’s:

Summer Weeklong Intensives: Writing Your Life’s Story – Part 1

Marlene Schiwy
July 19-23, 2010

Every life has a story. Writing autobiography invites us to reflect on our soul’s journey over the years. What is the thread of meaning woven throughout the fabric of our lives that has brought us to where we are? Class time will include informal lecture, guided writing, group sharing, and discussion.

Dates:
July 19-23, 2010 (Part 1), August 9-13, 2010 (Part 2)

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Contact UBC Writing Centre, 604-822-9564, writing.centre@ubc.ca writing.centre@ubc.ca; http://www.writingcentre.ubc.ca or contact Marlene Schiwy at schiwy3@shaw.ca

Accommodations:

Fees:

Contact Marlene Schiwy for details.

CEU’s: