Dreams, Desire, and Delight: A Body Soul Writing Retreat for Women

Marlene Schiwy
October 23-27, 2015

“Let your body become the music. Let her sing. Let your pen walk in the twilight between consciousness and unconscious. There, it will find such images, such ideas as you could never find.”
Marion Woodman, Coming Home to Myself

You are invited to join Marlene for a Five-Day Residential Body Soul Writing Retreat for women in October.

Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre is a beautiful oasis of peace and tranquility in Maple Ridge, an hour’s drive from Vancouver. Come and sink into your own writing and creative process. A variety of new writing prompts and guided meditations, the gentle support and stimulation of the group, the quiet beauty of the setting and delicious food, and abundant spaciousness for reverie and reflection will nourish your body and soul.

Our daily lives are often so rushed and busy that we lose touch with our own depths.

The retreat will provide freedom to move, dream, and write according to your own rhythm. In a sacred circle of women, we will write and share, meditate and move, dance and draw, ripen and deepen, laugh and weep, as we explore our stories with wild and audacious abandon. We will invite, attend, and dance our stories and poems onto the page as mirrors of our soul’s journey. If you are involved in an ongoing writing project, this retreat offers the opportunity to immerse yourself and carry it forward.

Our workshop sessions will take place in a large, beautiful room overlooking the lake. There will also be unscheduled time to relax and write, walk around the lake, and enjoy a cup of tea and conversation with other women in the group. Evenings will include open readings, discussion of the writing process, and perhaps a DVD or two. If time permits, I may share excerpts from my own current book manuscript.

Join us for this time of nourishing retreat, creative exploration, and soulful companionship. Please bring a large journal or notebook, a dream you are curious about, a yoga mat, comfortable clothes to move in, and a dancing skirt, just in case!

The all-inclusive program fee includes five days/ four nights in Koerner Lodge, Loon Lake’s luxury accommodation. Lovely single rooms with private bathrooms and amenities, all meals and snacks, workshop tuition and materials, and several surprises. Bring your hopes and dreams, your imagination and curiosity, and an open heart and mind. I promise you will leave feeling restored, rejuvenated, and inspired!

In early October Marlene will send an email to registered participants. At that time we can discuss possible carpooling to Loon Lake Retreat Centre from Vancouver.

Dates:
October 23-27, 2015, 3 pm Friday-1 pm Tuesday

Prerequisites:

Ideally participants will have taken a course or workshop with Marlene before. If space permits, anyone new may contact her to arrange an individual consultation hour ($150) in lieu of a previous course or workshop.

How to Register:

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

Accommodations:

Loon Lake Retreat Centre is a beautiful oasis of peace and tranquility in Maple Ridge, about an hour’s drive from Vancouver.

For information about Koerner Lodge and photos go to http://loonlake.ubc.ca/accommodations/ or http://loonlake.ubc.ca/koerner-lodge/

Fees:

Before August 1st is $1,225
After August 1st is $1,295
Payment is due at the time of registration and
enrollment is limited to 14 participants.

Please call or email if you are interested in joining us.

If you cancel by September 15th, your payment minus $250 will be refunded. After September 15th your payment minus $250 will be refunded only if I can fill your space.

In early October I will send an email to registered participants. At that time we can discuss possible carpooling to Loon Lake Retreat Centre from Vancouver.

The Rose in the Flames

with Elaine Heroux
June 7, 2015

Sometimes you just can’t put life experiences into words. This workshop will explore the importance of metaphor on the spiritual journey and we will use part of a T.S. Eliot poem to understand where we are on our own spiritual path. The afternoon will include discussion, authentic movement, simple art forms and sharing and will be based on the BodySoul Rhythms® approach of Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton.

Date:
June 7, 2015, Sunday 1-4:30 pm

How to Register:

Contact Kula Yoga Shala Directly and register through their website, http://www.kulayogashala.com/events.html

Fees:

$54 if registration is submitted before May 31;
$64 after May 31

Marion Woodman and the Pregnant Virgin, Thiry Years Later

Marlene Schiwy
July 20-24, 2015

Explore your own creative potential through the work of Marion Woodman, specifically her text The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation. Spend class time in close reading and discussion of the text, participate in daily Proprioceptive Writing, and learn about Marion Woodman’s relationship with the pregnant virgin archetype through viewing excerpts of filmed interviews. Daily meditations invite our bodies into this exploration as well.

To prepare for the course, please read the first three chapters of The Pregnant Virgin and bring a copy of the book to class. You can order this book by clicking the button above in the right corner that says “Support with Amazon Purchase”. A portion of your purchase will go to support the Marion Woodman Foundation.

Dates: July 20-24, 2015, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm

Fees:

$556

Archetypal Autobiography and Memoir

Marlene Schiwy
July 27-31, 2015

“Images are life,” Jung claimed. In this course we will follow the images that resonate in our bodies and souls into the essential stories of our lives. We’ll explore layers of memory and dreams, myth and fantasy, to find the unique personal symbols and archetypal patterns at the heart of our existence. Class time will include discussion, writing, and optional reading of work, and you will leave with a folder of writing and an understanding of your own personal myth.  No previous knowledge of Jung is necessary, but please write down your dreams in preparation for this course.

Dates:
July 27-31, 2015, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm

Fees:

$535 until June 19, 2015

Introduction to BodySoul Rhythms®

Elaine Heroux
June 7, 2015

This is a quarterly workshop introducing the elements of BodySoul Rhythms® while at the same time supporting an ongoing community of women who are interested in the work of C.G. Jung and Marion Woodman. These workshops will introduce basic Jungian/Woodman theories, and include poetry, myth, dreamwork, movement, simple art, self reflection and discussion. Each workshop will be stand-alone to allow new women to participate.

Date:
June 7, 2015, Sunday, 1-4 pm

How to Register:

Register through Kula Yoga Shala, http://kulayogashala.com/events.html

Accommodations:

Limited accommodation may be available in private homes and there are many hotels close by.

Fees:

$54 by May 23rd, $64 after May 23rd

Imbolc BodyDreaming™ – Brigit and the Rites of Spring: A BodySoul Workshop

Marian Dunlea assisted by Masako Machizawa, M.D.
February 21-22, 2015

“If he/she can be encouraged to play with the imagery, the energy locked (frozen) in the shadow will emerge, bringing with it the buried creative fire.”    Marion Woodman

We invite you to join us for a weekend of BodyDreaming™ as we explore the new energy quickening in our psyches’ dreams, images, movements and creative expressions at Imbolc. Imbolc – ‘parturition’ – the Ewe’s milk, marks the beginning of Spring in the Celtic tradition. Brigit, the triple goddess and latter day Christian Saint, stands at the threshold of Spring, invoking the archetypal energies of healing, the alchemical fire of smithcraft, and the creative arts of poetry. At Einsiedeln, the place of pilgrimage to the Black Madonna, we will connect to the Feminine soul of old Europe, awakening ancestral memories of Imbolc.

Using the BodyDreaming™ approach, we will attune ourselves to the wisdom of the body, the somatic unconscious. We will focus on establishing the body’s natural harmonic rhythm to support the images arising from the cellular depths at this time of Imbolc. This workshop will provide a rich experience of BodySoul work.

Masako Machizawa, M.D., is a psychosomaticist in Japan. She is also a Jungian analyst who graduated from the Jung Institute in Zurich. She currently works as a Jungian analyst in private practice in Tokyo, while practicing as a psychosomaticist in a hospital.

Dates:
February 21-22, 2015, 10 am Saturday-12 pm (noon) Sunday

How to Register:

Please contact Benedicte Lampe at benelampe@yahoo.com

Accommodations:

Einsiedeln Hotel Allegro, Lincolnweg 23, 8840 Einsiedeln, Switzerland, http://www.hotel-allegro.ch/en/home/

Fees:

CHF 395 for a single room; CHF 375 for a double shared room. Tuition included. Bursary rate available for students.

CEU’s:

9 Hours CPD (Continuous Professional Development)

BodySoul Brazil Conscious Femininity: The Body Soul Dance

Marcia Bittencourt and Anita Mussi, Jungian Analyst
April 30-May 3, 2015

“When body, soul and spirit dance, they echo their own internal truth.”   Marion Woodman

This intensive workshop is designed for women based on BodySoul Rhythms® as developed by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner.

In a safe temenos we will be working on dreams, body, voice and art work. In this workshop we’ll experience this dynamic, energetic union moved by feelings, emotions, tensions and pauses that creatively transforms the dancer and the observer.

Dates:
April 30-May 3, 2015, 7 pm Thursday-12 noon Sunday

How to Register:

Contact Marcia Bittencourt at marcia.t.bittencourt@gmail.com or Anita Mussi at anitamk@terra.com.br

Accommodations:

Centro de Yoga Montanha is located on a beautiful mountain by the sea and is surrounded by nature. Please go to http://www.yogaencantada.org for information about accommodations.

Fees:

Fee includes lodging and meals.
$600 US for a single room, $555 US for a double room, $500 US for a triple room

Reclaiming Our Lives, Reclaiming Our Earth

Janice Steiber Rous, Jean Esther and Polly Howells
April 14-19, 2015

Inspired by the tradition of BodySoul Rhythms® work as developed by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner, this workshop has a strong base in C.G. Jung. We will share our dreams, silent meditation, integrated body awareness practices, expressive arts, play, and the world of nature.

In our 2015 retreat, we will return to the Sumerian myth of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth, the oldest myth in Western civilization. We call on this ancient story to guide us while our world undergoes such enormous, destabilizing change. As we join one another in Inanna’s timeless descent, we will identify what we need to release in order to be more whole, more human, and more responsible in these trying times. We invite you to join us in the majestic beauty of the Berkshire where, in early spring, we will be held as a group of women in the wisdom and love that will naturally emerge.

Dates:
April 14-19, 2015, Tuesday 6 pm-Sunday 1pm

How to Register:

Contact http://www.reclaimingourlives.com

Fees:

Single room is $1,575, Double room is $1,400, triple room is $1,310 ($750 is tuition, the balance is for room and board)

Journal Writing: Taking Jung Personally

Marlene Schiwy
February 4-March 25, 2015

We will explore basic concepts of C. G. Jung’s work, such as complex and archetype, the ego and the self, introvert and extravert, anima and animus, individuation and active imagination, synchronicity and shadow. Through journal writing, brief readings, and discussion, we will reflect on how these concepts relate to our own daily lives. No previous knowledge of Jung is required. Course materials will be handed out during our first class. Please bring a journal and your favourite pens.

Dates:
February 4-March 25, 2015, 8 Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm

How to Register:

Contact UBC at https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/journal-writing-taking-jung-personally/aw694 or call 604-822-9564

Fees:

$498

Archetypal Autobiography and Memoir

Marlene Schiwy
February 5-March 26, 2015

“Images are life,” Jung claimed. In this course we will follow the images that resonate in our bodies and souls into the essential stories of our lives. We’ll explore layers of memory and dreams, myth and fantasy, to find the unique personal symbols and archetypal patterns at the heart of our existence. Class time will include discussion, writing, and optional reading of work, and you will leave with a folder of writing and an understanding of your own personal myth.  No previous knowledge of Jung is necessary, but please write down your dreams in preparation for this course.

Dates:
February 5-March 26, 2015, 8 Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm

How to Register:

Contact UBC at https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/archetypal-autobiography-memoir/aw626 or call 604-822-9564

Fees:

$498