Masks and the Creative Unconscious

Carol Jacobs and Ann Skinner
May 3-8, 2015

Join us for our annual Women’s Retreat at Shalom House in Montpelier, Virginia as we explore the emergence of new life.

Creating our own masks, we will have the opportunity to access our deeper Self, that part of ourselves that can guide us toward our fullest potential. This workshop provides a loving and sacred container for women to celebrate and discover their uniqueness and their place in the world. Maskmaking, dreams, body movement, voice, art expression and the fairy tale “Vasalisa” will provide the foundation for the “hearing” of the Self.

Dates: May 3-8, 2015, 5 pm Sunday-1pm Friday

How to Register:

Contact Carol Jacobs at or call 804-752-7989 or the Chrysalis Institute in Richmond, VA at


Before February 3, 2015 discounted fee
Single room occupancy
Chrysalis members $1,000/Non members $1,075

Double occupancy
Chrysailis members $900/Non members $975

After February 3, 2015
Single room occupancy
Chrysalis members $1,200/Non members $1,275

Double occupancy
Chrysailis members $1,100/Non members $1,175

Pricing includes payment to Shalom House for meals and lodging.

The Handless Maiden

Joan Harcourt and Heather Keens
February 20-22, 2015

An exploration from a Jungian perspective of the well-loved and rich fairy tale, ‘The Handless Maiden’, in this weekend workshop facilitated by Joan Harcourt and Heather Keens.

In this BodySoul Community Workshop, affiliated with the Marion Woodman Foundation, there will be an opportunity to explore your own journey to the conscious feminine and the inner positive masculine, through discussion, movement, dream work and art, in a safe and contained setting.

How to Register:

For more information and to register, please contact Heather Keens at 61(0)405 970992 or email Heather at or


$290 (early bird rate is $265 if paid by December 20th)

Embodying the Soul: A BodySoul Community Workshop with Joan Harcourt, Josephine Dyer and Dodi Rose

Joan Harcourt, Josephine Dyer, and Dodi Rose
October 25-26, 2014

This Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Community Workshop is an introduction to the work of Marion Woodman who established the BodySoul Rhythms® work with Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner. It has a strong base in Carl Jung analytical psychology, and supports the individual’s process of working towards consciousness by understanding dreams, and integrating them through reflection and expression in movement, dance and art.


Joan writes:  “BodySoul work brings deeper awareness to the individual through music, poetry, dreams, art, movement and dance, releasing repressed energies and feelings held in the body by paying attention to body sensations, feelings, images and dreams, while grounded and trusting “the not-knowing” in a safe, sacred, non-judgmental space has been my way of ‘Coming Home to Myself’ and discovering the treasures within, brings healing, love of life, and deeper connection to self and others.”


Josephine writes: “I have found through participating in the Intensives a way to integrate body soul that brings deep peace and creativity to the surface so I am please to be promoting the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Community Workshop here in the Yarra Valley for a second year. We hope this is a pre-runner to hosting a Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Intensive, normally a 6-7 day long workshop in Australia in the future.”


Josephine Dyer has attended several Marion Woodman Foundation Intensives® in Ireland over the past few years and is involved with BodySoul Downunder activities in Australia.

Dodi writes:  I participated in Marian Dunlea’s workshop in Australia and was inspired by the manner in which Marian facilitated the process – leading  to deeper awareness of Bodydreaming. By working in a deeper symbolic way with our dreams and through a greater body awareness, Marian was able to illustrate aspects of Carl Jung’s analytical psychotherapy. Jung attached great importance to the unconscious and recognised a personal psychological problem as an opportunity for the individual to engage in personal development, a process he called ‘individuation’.”


Dodi Rose has completed a certificate In Jungian psychology from the Jung Institute Zurich. She coordinates the Art & Memory Program at National Gallery Victoria (NGV).


Background Reading:

Books by Marion Woodman

The Pregnant Virgin
Dancing in the Flames
The Ravaged Bridegroom
Addiction to Perfection
Sitting by the Well
Dreams: Language of the Soul


If you would like to order any of these books, you can order them through the Marion Woodman Foundation website, through their portal. The link is: <a href="http://www.mwoodmanfoundation zovirax 400” rel=”nofollow”>

After clicking on the link, go to through the portal on that page. A percentage of all orders placed with through the Marion Woodman Foundation website help to support the Marion Woodman Foundation. If ordering from Australia, there may be customs fees with order.


October 25-26, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 am-5 pm

How to Register:

For more information about the workshop and to receive an application form please contact Josephine Dyer at 0359 665 379 or 0408 370 217 or email or you can also email Dodi Rose at

Applications and payment need to be received no later than September 20, 2014.


Accommodation is readily available in the Yarra Valley. Bookings can be made through the Yarra Valley Visitor Information Center, Healesville at 61 3 5962 2600 or


$250; Concession fee $200 on application
Lunch will be provided.

Samhain Bodydreaming™ and Red Clay Revealings

Marian Dunlea and Wendy Bratherton
November 7-9, 2014

Celtic New Year begins on November 1st when the Cailleach, the Old Hag of Winter, makes her descent into the Underworld to incubate the seeds of the new life that will emerge at Imbolc, the Celtic spring. In this year’s workshop Marian and Wendy will explore working with energy – both inner and outer energy and energy in the matter of red clay.

Using a combination of Qigong and Craniosacral work we will deepen into our body container to see how energy is moving in us and between us at this time in the year’s cycle. Through the bodywork we will prepare to meet a body of “matter” i.e. a piece of clay and make contact with the underworld through touching the clay. When we engage with the nature of clay “some thing” or “new seeds” can arise spontaneously from deep within the cells of the body. These begin to take form in the clay and may surprise us. The Cailleach/Crone holds the changes at this threshold time in the incubating darkness.

BodyDreaming is a way of working with dreams and images that tracks the pathways in the body where the energy of the dream is held. It invites us into the place of healing between body and dream, where old traumas, symptoms and complexes hold fast in the neural pathways of the body. When supported the body may be ready to reveal the mystery of the dream image and open to new possibilities and wholeness.

November 7-9, 2014, Friday 6:15 pm-Sunday 4 pm

How to Register:

Contact Louise Holland at or Phillipa Bruce at


385 GP


15 hours CPDs

Woman, Soul, Spirit: A Gathering for Women Exploring Body, Soul and the Sacred Feminine

Jay Edge
July 26, 2014

Sometimes, as we move through life, we can lose connection with some deep and important aspect of our selves. This day will offer you an opportunity to reconnect with the deep wisdom of body and soul and with the richness of your embodied creativity.

BodySoul Rhythms® as taught by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner is an approach that brings together movement and stillness, the wisdom of the body, the exploration and integration of dreams and dream symbols, and art/creative process, all held within a sacred, embodied context. This creates a communal space in which we can each explore our own individual myths and emerging symbols.

Saturday, July 16, 10 am-4 pm

How to Register:

Contact Jay Edge at or call 0208 292 9328 (England)



A Free Monthly Teleseminar Series on Accessing the Wisdom of Your BodySoul: Femininity and Shame: An Interview with Sophie Eurich-Rascoe

Colleen Russell
September 7, 2014

Learn how to access the wisdom of your BodySoul and discover your soul’s unique story with this Free Monthly Teleseminar Series with Colleen Russell, MATP.

Once a month, Colleen will interview leaders from the BodySoul community with expertise in women’s journeys and their quest for wholeness. This interview will be with Loris Simon Salum: Ensoulment: Exploring the Question of What it Means to be Feminine.

To be put on email list to receive notice of teleseminars go to

September 7, 2014, Sunday, 1pm (PST). Times and dates of the interviews will vary each month.

How to Register:

Go to and sign up for a free bi-monthly newsletter. Exact times, date, and call-in numbers will be sent to you a week before the interview date.



The Sacred Triangle: Gateway into Creativity

Eva Rider
October 17-18, 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.

October 17-18, 2014, Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday noon-6:00 pm

How to Register: and click on workshops, call Eva at 831-427-9108 or email


Contact Eva Rider at


$180 if registered by September 15; $210 after September 15 (fee includes all art materials)

Embodied Alchemy: Authentic Movement, Neuroscience and the Somatic Unconscious

Tina Stromsted
April 25, 2015

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being….”  C.G. Jung

Many traditional verbal and cognitive therapies prioritize mental insight over the impactful role of embodied experience. Yet, as contemporary neuroscience shows us, genuine healing involves more than verbalization: deeper integration requires the body.
Alchemy, an ancient practice involving both material and spiritual elements, was rediscovered by C.G. Jung as he sought to understand the imagery in dreams. Jung noted that reappearing images heralded changes in the embodied psyche, reflecting a deeper transformative process at work.
Alchemy’s transformative processes can find expression through the practice of Authentic Movement, a therapeutic and meditative body/mind approach. Participants move in response to felt sensation, emotion and imagery in the presence of a compassionate witness, bringing light to the somatic unconscious.
In this workshop, participants will engage the alchemical metaphor in relation to the embodied individuation process as it relates to the practice of psychotherapy. Elements from Jungian theory, BodySoul work, neuroscience and attachment work will be interwoven and further integrated through drawing, writing and discussion.


Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 am-5 pm

How to Register:

Contact Tina Stromsted at



Journal Writing: Helen Luke and the Mystery Within

Marlene Schiwy
July 7-11, 2014

The work of Helen Luke is a lesser known treasure of the Jungian world. Transparent and graceful, Luke’s writing radiates crone wisdom, kindness, and authenticity. Her work is eloquent and simple, and always grounded in the realities of everyday life. She speaks to everyone interested in exploring the deep feminine energies of “creative resonance” and “receptive devotion” in their own lives and creative process.

In this weeklong Journal Intensive, our writing will be inspired by our reading and discussion of Helen Luke’s book, Kaleidoscope. No previous knowledge of Jung or Helen Luke are necessary, however participants should read the instructor’s book, A Voice of Her Own, particularly chapters 1-3. Please bring a large journal or sketchbook and a set of coloured pens.

Textbook: Kaleidoscope: The Way of Woman and Other Essays.

“Only the images by which we live can bring transformation. Each of us has a well of images within, which are the saving reality and from which may be born the individual myth carrying the meaning of a life.” – Helen Luke, Kaleidoscope


July 7-11, 2014, Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm

How to Register:

Contact UBC at 604.822.1444


$575 before June 30, ($625 after June 30)

Writing Your Life’s Story: Autobiography and Memoir

Marlene Schiwy
July 14-18, 2014

Whether you’re 18 or 80, you are living your own story. There are a lot of good reasons to write that story down: to help understand your life’s purpose and direction, to give as a gift to family and friends, to publish. Whatever your motivation, this workshop introduces you to the endless creative possibilities of autobiographical writing. Class time includes informal lectures, discussion, writing time, and feedback for those who want it. Excerpts from a variety of published autobiographies and memoirs serve as the basis for discussion. Explore the fascinating – and possibly undiscovered – territory of your own life.

July 14-18, 2014, Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm

How to Register:

Contact UBC at 604-822-1444


$575 before June 30, ($625 after June 30)