Awakening the Natural Voice: A Workshop With Master Teacher Ann Skinner

Ann Skinner and Tina Stromsted
February 14-16, 2014

Opening to our embodied, authentic voice is a potent part of women’s individuation process — a resonant gateway to the unconscious and an essential capacity for finding our standpoint, expressing our heart, and living more fully in the world.

Master voice teacher, Ann Skinner, returns to the San Francisco Bay area to offer an intensive weekend in working with the natural voice! Co-founder of BodySoul Rhythms©, Emerita Head of Voice Emerita at The Stratford Shakespearean Festival, and formerly Head of Voice at the National Theater School of Canada, Ann brings an amazing genuineness and profound depth and creativity to her work, which she offers in many countries.

An integral part of Tina Stromsted’s monthly Dreamdancing group, as space allows this weekend workshop will be open to Dreamdancing alumni, women who’ve participated in BodySoul Rhythms® intensives and/or those who have a depth background in personal analysis/psychotherapy and embodied explorations that engage conscious awareness (e.g. Authentic Movement, Expressive arts therapy, embodied dreamwork, etc.).

Please join us for this rare opportunity to free and deepen your natural voice with Ann Skinner, here in the Bay Area! Early registration is recommended.

 

Dates:
February 14-16, 2014, Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-3pm

How to Register:

If you are interested in applying for this weekend, email Tina@AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com; please write ‘Ann Skinner Weekend’ in the subject line.

Accommodations:

A list of nearby hotels will be sent upon registration

Fees:

$485 for the weekend

CEU’s:

17 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, DMTs & BC-DMTs

Awakening Soul’s Body: Introducing Authentic Movement, Dreamdancing® & Jung’s Depth Work

Tina Stromsted
October 19-20, 2013

This introductory weekend is for those who are new to Authentic Movement and to working with dreams in the body (Dreamdancing®), as well as for those who want to deepen their body/soul explorations.

A simple, yet powerful meditative and therapeutic approach, this alchemical mix bridges body, brain, psyche and spirit through expressive movement, music, drawing, and writing. This workshop combines elements from Marion Woodman’s BodySoul work, Jung’s Depth psychology, and contemporary neuroscience in a safe environment that can support the awakening of your soul’s body.

Dates:
October 19-20, 2013, Saturday 1-6 pm, Sunday 9:30 am-5 pm

Accommodations:

Information about local lodging is available upon request.

Fees:

$350 for the weekend

CEU’s:

12 CEUs available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and DMTs

Dreamdancing Group 2013-14

Tina Stromsted
September 27, 2013 – May 2, 2014

Bring your desire to feel more at home in your body, and the courage to live your dreams! In an atmosphere of acceptance, curiosity, and care we engage the body’s vital energies, contacting the deep feminine and learning to live her wisdom in our daily lives.

This nine-month, advanced group is designed for women engaged in deepening their bodysoul explorations. Now in its twelfth year, there are openings for the 2013-2014 session, beginning in September.

Beginning with an introductory weekend, monthly three-hour sessions (Friday, 10am-1pm), offer participants the opportunity to enrich their explorations of body, psyche, and soul through an integrative Jungian depth-oriented approach. Elements include working with dreams in the body (Dreamdancing®), Authentic Movement (“active imagination in movement”), Somatics and creative methods from Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms® approach. Myths, fairy tales, and Jungian theory enhance our discoveries.

 

Master voice teacher, Ann Skinner, will join us to offer an intensive weekend in working with the natural voice. Co-founder of BodySoul Rhythms©, Emerita Head of Voice Emerita at The Stratford Shakespearean Festival and formerly Head of Voice at the National Theater School of Canada, Ann brings an amazing genuineness and profound depth and creativity to her work, which she offers in many countries.

Dates:
September 27, 2013-May 2, 2014, Fridays, 10am-1pm

Accommodations:

A list of nearby Bed & Breakfasts and hotels will be sent with registration.

Fees:

$150 per month. Weekend sessions & materials additional.

CEU’s:

48 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, DMTs & BC-DMTs

Engaging Soul’s Body: Descent and Return – International Retreat for Women and Men

Tina Stromsted
June 15-21, 2013

How do healing and transformation take place? What is the body's role and experience; and how do movement, witnessing, and dreaming facilitate this process? These questions will guide our exploration in this summer's retreat. Advances in attachment theory, neuroscience, and creative methods from Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms® approach will enhance our explorations.

 

Join us in exploring the interpenetrating relationships between body, mind, psyche, and soul in this nourishing, vital process. Dance has been a spirited and healing medium since the days of the ancient shamans. The challenge in our time has to do with reintegrating mind, body, and spirit phentermine following millennia in which the body has been in shadow, its wisdom nearly forgotten. Natural movement is one of the most immediate ways to evoke consciousness in the cells – the light in dark matter – providing a way to listen to the body and open to the deeper healing energies of the Self.

 

C.G. Jung urged each of us to come to know the myth we are living. Themes that arise in depth-oriented movement practice often mirror many universal myths and legends of descent and return that express symbolically the process of deep psychological development in the journey toward becoming more whole. Authentic Movement provides a process that can assist in re-inhabiting the body, supporting you in making the descent into the dark regions below and returning to daily life with the treasures discovered there.

 

Designed for healing practitioners, clinicians, educators, artists, and those interested in growth and matters of the spirit, this depth-oriented Jungian approach will integrate Authentic Movement (active imagination in movement), drawing, writing, communion with nature, and creative methods from Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms® approach. Studio sessions will be supplemented by seminars focusing on questions arising from your personal explorations, as well as applications relevant to your creative and professional work.

Nestled in Tuscany's beautiful rolling hills and vineyards, the private retreat center offers a peaceful, inspiring setting for self-renewal. Walking trails, delicious Tuscan cooking and a swimming pool enhance the experience. Nearby coastal villages make for a wonderful holiday if you can take the time following the intensive, as well! 

Leader Tina Stromsted will be assisted by Margareta Neuberger

 

Dates:
June 15-21, 2013, Saturday 4 pm-Friday 10 am

Prerequisites:

In-depth experience in Authentic Movement is vital. Some background in dreamwork, expressive arts therapy or other forms of embodied creative exploration that engage conscious attention is necessary, as well as a background in personal analysis/psychotherapy. A working knowledge of English is important in order to understand and participate in the intricacies of the work. (Unfortunately it is not feasible to work with a translator as participants come from many countries and linguistic backgrounds)

How to Register:

Contact: Tina Stromsted at:
(please include ‘Tuscany workshop’ in the subject line).

More information will soon be provided at:

Accommodations:

A beautiful private Retreat Center in the Tuscan hills (half way between Pisa and Florence), with a large, sunlit dance studio, spacious swimming pool, and delicious Italian cooking, nestled among vineyards, olive groves and cedar trees.

Fees:

Tuition $1,390 US with paid registration by January 15, 2013. After that date $1,450.

Accommodation and meals: 65 Euros/night, shared occupancy, paid directly to the retreat site upon arrival. Enrollment is by application only. Deadline is April 1; space is limited, early enrollment is advised.

CEU’s:

40 CEUs available for MFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, DMTs & B-C DMTs ($20 fee)

Exploring Soul’s Body: Deepening Dreams – A Five Day Retreat for Women and Men

Tina Stromsted
May 5-11, 2013

Dreams carry treasures that enhance the meaning and depth of our life's journey. This retreat for experienced practitioners is rooted in a Jungian depth approach, drawing from Authentic Movement, BodySoul work, Dreamdancing®, and other creative, somatic approaches. We will engage that which inspires the spirit and nourishes the bodysoul at a beautiful retreat site by the sea.

 

Moving and witnessing practice provide affective mirroring and embodied presence as a foundation for the development of consciousness in the cells, and a sense of well being and belonging in the world. Sensitivity to the body can allow psychotherapists, educators, health care providers, partners and parents to attend to this language as it arises in our experiences with others, and in ourselves, hearing the soul's call and working with the obstacles to its fulfillment.

More information will soon be provided at: http://www.authenticmovement-bodysoul.com/workshops.html

Dates:
May 5-11, 2013, 6 pm Sunday-Saturday 10 am

How to Register:

For more information and to register: http://www.authenticmovement-bodysoul.com/workshops.html

Accommodations:

Green Gulch Zen Center, Mill Valley (close to San Francisco in the Bay Area)

Fees:

$1,850 (includes shared accommodations and meals)

CEU’s:

38 CEUs available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, DMTs, and BC-DMTs ($20 CEU fee)

Awakening Soul’s Body: 
Engaging Authentic Movement, Dreamdancing®, and Jungian Depth Work

Tina Stromsted
November 3-4, 2012

This introductory weekend engages body, psyche and spirit through expressive movement, music, drawing, and writing for those who are new to this practice, and for those who want to deepen their explorations.

 

We’ll bring together elements from Jung’s Depth psychology, Marion Woodman’s Body Soul work, and contemporary neuroscience in a safe and supportive environment, to develop a sense of being at home in the body, and a level of perception of self and other that can evoke deep respect and empathy.

 

Dates:
November 3-4, 2012, Saturday 1pm-Sunday 5pm

How to Register:

For more information and Application form:
http://www.authenticmovement-bodysoul.com/pdf/SoulsBody2012Eflyer.pdf

Accommodations:

Please contact instructor for nearby hotels and B&Bs at Tina@AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com

Fees:

$350

CEU’s:

12 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, DMTs, and BC-DMTs ($20 fee)

Dreamdancing Group for BodySoul Women

Tina Stromsted
September 2012-May 2013

This group is designed for women engaged in deepening their bodysoul explorations. Now in its eleventh year, there are openings for the 2012-2013 session, beginning in September.

 

Bring your desire to feel more at home in your body, and the courage to live your dreams! In an atmosphere of acceptance, curiosity, and care we engage the body's vital energies, contacting the deep feminine and learning to live her wisdom in our daily lives.

 

Beginning with an introductory weekend, monthly three-hour sessions (Friday, 10am-1pm), offer participants the opportunity to enrich their explorations of body, psyche, and spirit through an integrative Jungian depth-oriented approach. Elements include working with dreams in the body (Dreamdancing), creative methods from BodySoul Rhythms® approach developed by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner, Authentic Movement ("active imagination in movement"), Somatics, drawing and writing. We also call on myths, fairytales, and Jungian theory to inform our discoveries.

 

The workshop will be held in a lovely, private dance studio with skylights in the Upper Market/Castro area

 

Dates:
Orientation weekend is September 21, Friday, 10 am-5 pm and September 22, Saturday, 3:30-6:30 pm.

Monthly meetings thereafter: Fridays, 10 am-1pm;
October 19, November 9, December 14, 2012, January 25, February 8, March 1, April 12, May 17, 2013.

Prerequisites:

This is an experiential and educational group. Participants should have experience in BodySoul Rhythms®, Authentic Movement, dreamwork, expressive arts therapy and/or other forms of embodied creative exploration that engage conscious attention. Ongoing analysis or psychotherapy with an outside therapist is required.

How to Register:

Please contact Tina Stromsted for an application by July 1st at Tina@AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com (or telephone 415- 668-7857) Please write ‘Dreamdancing Group’ in the subject line. An initial consultation meeting will also be a part of the application process if you are new to the instructor ($155/hr).

For more information about the workshop, please see http://www.authenticmovement-bodysoul.com/amcenter.html

Accommodations:

A list of local accommodations is available upon request.

Fees:

$150/session for 8 months and $350 for the initial weekend (with a one time $50 materials fee). Monthly payment plans are available.

CEU’s:

35 hours of CEU’s available for MFTs, LCSWs, & LPCCs; $20 CEU registration fee.