“There’s a point at which one must start caring
Where one fixes one’s vision on high
Don a mantle of vision and daring
Tis where the water meets the sky.”
– David Whalen

The pathway toward wholeness requires a consciousness of both the feminine and the masculine. How do these energies move both in the body and in the psyche? With a focus on the inner relationship between the feminine and the masculine in this intensive, we will explore how these opposites move us and guide us both in the outer world, and in our relationships.

We will work with dreams, myth, mask-making, the body, voice and art. Through these varied means, we will discover the lived experience of these forces of the feminine and the masculine.  We will meet the changing faces of the archetypes in each of us, in our dreams, in our art, and in our bodies.  What is the feminine and masculine in the voice, what different movements convey expression from both partners? How does one support the other?  How are they culturally viewed and how has that shaped each of us as we are today?

The myth of Amor and Psyche will provide us with a mirror and a map.  In Psyche, we see a heroine who has to complete a series of impossible tasks on her quest for wholeness. We will consider these tasks in the light of the feminine and masculine energies within us.  Discovering how these energies meet and part in the body, as well as in the psyche, brings us towards the possibility of a new partnership in the dance between the two.

This program is a residential workshop. (The program dates/times are 4 pm Monday, July 4 – 10 am Monday, July 11, 2016).

Prerequisites:

Open to women with at least 50 hours Jungian analysis/therapy and 50 hours active bodywork (such as yoga, tai chi, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais, 5Rhythms – bodywork that uses imagery and/or conscious attention), or consent of instructor.

Dates:
July 4, 2016 - July 11, 2016
Location: Dunderry Park, Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland
Location Description:

Dunderry Park in Dunderry, County Meath, is a completely restored 200 year-old Georgian residence. It is surrounded by 25 acres of wooded parkland in a peaceful country setting with lakeside and woodland walks. It is approximately 30 miles north of Dublin in the historic Boyne Valley, famous for the ancient Hill of Tara and the Paleolithic sites of New Grange, Knowth, and Lough Crew. At Boyne Valley the veil between the worlds is thin. We are among mounds, barrows, raths, standing stones, wells, and ancient groves. This will be a magical time, so close to Tara, the story center of Ireland.

CEU's:

48 hours of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs. Most US states accept these CEUs. Please check with your state licensing board.

Fees:

$2,490, includes tuition, 7 nights lodging (shared room), and meals. Final payment for this program is due on May 4, 2016.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before May 4, 2016, we will refund your fee less $100. After May 4, 2016 we cannot refund your fee unless we can replace you in the program. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you (after May 4, 2016), we will refund your fee less $250 plus any charges incurred at the facility. We must have notice of cancellation in writing.

Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can't attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute. We cannot refund your fee if one of the instructors cannot participate. Once enrolled, if you must transfer to a different program, a $100 transfer fee will be charged.

Required Reading:

The Ravaged Bridegroom: Masculinity in Women (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts) by Marion Woodman

 

Program Details:

Schedule
Registration is at 4 pm on Monday, July 4. You may check into Dunderry Lodge at 4 pm on Monday (no later than 7 pm, please). The first session will begin after dinner the first evening, Monday, July 4.

Your rooms are pre-assigned. The daily agenda is as follows: Breakfast, 8 am; Morning session, 9 am-noon; Lunch, 12:30 pm; Afternoon session, 2:30-5:30 pm; Dinner, 6 pm; Evening sessions, following dinner, approximately 7-9 pm. The program ends on Monday, July 11 at 10 am. Lunch on that day is not included.

Dunderry Park cannot accommodate early arrivals. The following B&Bs are recommended if you need to arrive in the area early.

Crannmor B&B  (a 5-minute drive to the facility)http://www.cranmor.com/

If phoning outside of Ireland, or using your cell phone:
011 353 46 943 1635.
Within Ireland: 046 943 1635  (email – cranmor@eircom.net)

Hill of Tara House

If phoning outside of Ireland, or using your cell phone:
011 353 46 902 5296.
Within Ireland: 046 902 5296
(email-sineadfromtara@eircom.net)

 

What to Bring
Please bring comfortable, loose clothing. Dress will be very casual. We often go from active warm ups to lying still for more meditative work and body temperatures change. The weather should be lovely, but variable (possibly cool), and it could rain. Please bring layered, warm clothing, rain gear (rainproof from head to toe) outerwear, and good walking shoes or boots for hikes around the estate. The weather can be changeable, so layered clothing is best. If you are especially sensitive to the cold, you might bring a hot water bottle. The beds have duvets, which should be adequate. You will need to bring your own towel(s).

Since we work with art materials, you may want to bring an old shirt to protect your clothing. In addition to your personal toiletries, please bring soft-soled shoes or slippers for use in the house. A torch (flashlight) is also suggested. You may also want to wear something festive for the last ritual evening.

Please bring your journal and other creative tools you enjoy using. You might consider bringing a musical instrument, and please do bring personal items for the altar for blessing during the week. Note: There is only one hair dryer at the facility for lending. If you bring your own from outside Europe, an international power converter will be required. (Ireland is on a different power source than the US.)

 

Accommodations
The accommodations are beautifully decorated rooms, three or four beds to a room and most have a private bathroom. Depending on enrollment, two to three women will be assigned to each room. The rooms are large and furnished to accommodate this many participants in each. In previous programs held at Dunderry Park, up to four women sharing a room has worked well. If it is possible to assign fewer to a room, we will do so. However, no single rooms are available.

The facility is not equipped with wireless Internet access. There is an office computer that is available on a limited basis.

 

Your address and phone number during the program
Dunderry Park, Dunderry, Co. Meath, Ireland
Telephone: 011 353 46 907 4455;
http://www.shamanismireland.com/venue.htm
Calling from within Ireland: 046 907 4455

The facility suggests you might want to set up an international calling card for use while at the program. This is economical and eases access.

 

Meals
Meals are quality vegetarian with adequate protein added for our group. Lunches will be buffet style and the evening meal is served individually on plates. We give your diet requests and restrictions to Dunderry Park two weeks in advance of the program, so please be sure you have provided us with this information.

 

Participant List
A participant list (with your name, address, phone number and email address) will be sent out before the program begins. If you choose to not have your contact information listed on this list please contact the MWF Program Office when you register at office@mwoodmanfoundation.org

 

TRAVEL

Passports:
Passports are required for travel to and from Ireland, the exception being UK citizens (identification only needed). If you have questions, please consult your Embassy.

Trip Cancellation Insurance
If traveling by airplane it is highly recommended that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance. Please have your airline review what the Trip Cancellation Insurance will cover. The Marion Woodman Foundation can not be held liable for costs incurred through participant airline purchases if a program needs to be canceled due to faculty illness/emergency or natural disasters.

 

Air Travel
Book your flight into Dublin Airport. From the Airport, you can travel to Dunderry Park either by taxi or bus (see below).

 

Deirdre’s Taxi Service, Navan
We highly recommend using Deirdre’s Taxi service – we have found they are the most economical and service oriented. They are available for pick up either from the Airport or from Navan. Please contact Deirdre’s Taxi Service to make your reservation IN ADVANCE to arriving in Ireland and discuss your schedule, location and which Terminal you will be arriving at. We suggest you try to coordinate your arrival time with other participants to be able to share the group rate. If you are arriving a few days early before the program begins, you can still have Deirdre’s arrange to take you Dunderry Park when you are ready – you need to coordinate that with them directly.

If calling from outside of Ireland call: 011 353 86 863 6157. Within Ireland: 00 353 086 863 6157 or email lynessandlyness@gmail.com. Discuss the rate at the time of booking. We understand that other taxis at the Airport are more expensive.

 

By Car
Dunderry Park is on the back road from Robinstown to Dunderry Town. The following directions and map are at: http://www.shamanismireland.com/venue.htm

From Dublin: Take the M3 (Navan/Cavan road). Take Exit 9 – Delvin/Navan (North) – Follow signs for Delvin/Athboy – first left off roundabout. Take second left – sign posted Dunderry/Dunderry Lodge Continue to Y junction, turn left, sign for Robinstown – on narrow road. Continue to the T-junction and turn right. Dunderry Park is 0.04kms on the right – white railings and entrance gate. (If you reach Dunderry village you have come too far)

From the South: Take the N4 to the Kilcock Exit and follow signs for Trim. Take the Navan road and follow sign for Robinstown on the left. At T junction in Robinstown turn left Dunderry Park is approx 0.03kms on the right – white railings and entrance gate. (If you reach Dunderry village you have come too far). Dunderry village is 6 miles from Navan, 4 miles from Trim, and 6-1⁄2 miles from Athboy.

For further travel assistance by car email: info@shamanismireland.com


For more information
If you have questions, please contact us at:
Marion Woodman Foundation Program Office
7110 SW Firloop, Suite 250 Portland, OR 97223 USA
Phone: 503-746-5899
Fax; 503-746-6329
Email: office@mwoodmanfoundation.org
Website: https://www.mwoodmanfoundation.org