MWF-BSE Intensive Renewal 2014: Re-Newing Our Relationship to the Shadow

Marian Dunlea, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner
September 6-12, 2014

The original work of BSR® was to awaken consciousness of shadow material in order to release energies of the Soul.

 

In the Intensives, the Jung/Woodman models of the psyche, dreams, body/voice, mask, and artwork facilitate the emergence of shadow and the beginning of its integration with the Self.

 

Renewal was intended as a time for those already practiced in these basic tenets of BSR® to deepen their experience and to recognize the evolution of the shadow figure or material already in consciousness as evidenced by the mask.

To confront a person with her shadow is to show her her own light.  (“Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology” (1959). In CW 10. Civilization in Transition. P.872)

In this workshop we will be re-newing our relationship to the Shadow.

• Choose to work with one of your masks to experience the shadow material “newly”.

• Choose to make a “new” mask of shadow – one knocking at the door of consciousness.

• Work with your mask of presence and your shadow mask creating a conversation between the stillpoint and your shadow figure.

In this way, we will “re-new” our connection to the Shadow by exploring and integrating its ever-revealing energy. We will listen to the dream’s resonance in the body, tracking where the energy wants to go.  A soul’s journey is never done – vulnerable, spiritual, human being always.

 

With enthusiasm and love, we invite you to join us in the work and in the play learn the facts here now.

 

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST PLEASE CONTACT LORI AITKEN AT OFFICE@MWOODMANFOUNDATION.ORG

Prerequisites:

Enrollment is limited to graduates of the Marion Woodman Foundation Leadership Training Program or qualifying BodySoul Europe members.

Location:

Croydon Hall, Felons Oak, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6QT, England, UK

Location Description:

The accommodations are a mixture of single ensuite (with private bath in room), single with shared bathroom and double ensuite (with private bath in room). All linens and towels are provided.

The facility has wonderful gardens to relax in with outside seating, a heated swimming pool from May to November, and a modern spa with Jacuzzi, two saunas and steam room which can be pre-booked. For more information go to http://www.croydonhall.co.uk

Fees:

Single room A- ensuite (private bath in room) is $2,704 ($1,385 tuition + $1,319 room/board)

Single room B – shared bath is $2,629 ($1,385 tuition + $1,244 room/board)

Double room A – ensuite (private bath in room) is $2,479 ($1,385 tuition + $1,094 room/board)

Double room B – shared bath is $2,404 ($1,385 tuition + $1,019 room/board)

 

Fee includes 6 nights lodging and meals (beginning with dinner on September 6, ending with breakfast on September 12)

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before July 6, we will refund your fee less $100. After July 6 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 July 6), 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.

CEU’s:

40 hours

Where the Water Meets the Sky: Illuminating the Unique Partnership of the Feminine and the Masculine

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston, and Sue Congram
July 7-14, 2014

“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.

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

Location:

Dunderry Lodge, Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland

Location Description:

Located approximately 30 miles north of Dublin, Ireland

Fees:

Shared room: Fee is $2,595 (Tuition is $1,595, Room and Board is $1,000)

Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fee is listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before May 7, 2014, we will refund your fee less $100. After May 7, 2014 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 7, 2014), 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.

 

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.

Wellsprings of Feminine Renewal X: The Seasons of a Woman’s Life: Mother, Daughter, Adult Woman, Crone

Meg Wilbur, Tina Stromsted, and Dorothy Anderson
November 4-10, 2013

“Every mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother — every woman extends backward into her mother and forward into her daughter”.   CG Jung

This fall, as autumn leaves turn to gold, we invite you to join us at beautiful La Casa de Maria. A sacred retreat center, it offers soulful renewal with its gardens, fountains, labyrinth, and woodland walks. Here, in celebration of a decade of Wellsprings, we will explore the ancient, yet compelling story of Demeter and Persephone. This tale of the deep feminine is a myth for all time and for all women.

As our avenue into the psyche, this living myth illuminates the very matrix of our lives, that first relationship between mother and daughter. It is the primal ground from which we all emerge, physically, emotionally, and psychically. This story reveals the passages we each face in our personal journey toward individuation.

We will see how our naive ‘maiden’ must separate from her identity with ‘mother’ — a separation which often thrusts us into an initiatory descent into an “underworld” experience of “hades.” There we encounter our shadow, and engage our ‘opposite’ — the masculine (inner and/or outer). Only after navigating this cycle, sometimes repeatedly, may we discard our persona masks, and find in our mirror the face of our Adult Woman, she who is our authentic self, she who carries the seeds of our Crone.

How do we allow the mother in us to release, help the daughter in us to develop, and embody our wise old woman? We may share belly laughs with the ribald goddess Baubo – and seek wisdom from fiery Hekate at her crossroads. Meeting these figures in the past shaped our metal. Can they help us now to realize our inner “Persephone,” Queen of light and dark who is at home in both realms? A vital woman, she is One-in- herself, living her seasons with grace.

This intensive offers the chance to revisit the universal pilgrimage from innocence to womanhood to crone-hood. As we retrace our personal journey, we seek its hidden meaning and treasures — and also discover where we perhaps got lost, or abandoned those treasures. We can celebrate ourselves as survivors — and also affirm ourselves as seekers in this present season of our lives.

This myth brings us full circle, to the very core of BodySoul work. For 2000 years it was the basis for rituals held at Eleusis in Greece. Today our modern intensives follow this ancient arc of feminine initiation, of descent and renewal. We will engage the guidance of the unconscious through dreams, bodily states, discussion, and creativity. Authentic Movement helps us connect with buried energies and open to our inner dance. Simple, playful vocal explorations help release our true voice through relaxation, breathing, and sounding. The approach is attuned to the individual, and does not involve performance. Enhanced by music and the arts, these dynamic processes support self-discovery, integration, and individuation in a safe and nurturing space.

It is fitting that we come full circle, because, as the seasons turn, this will be the last Wellsprings of Feminine Renewal. We as facilitators find that after more than ten years, our own “seasons” too are shifting, and our energies are drawn in new directions. While this intensive may hold the sadness of endings, of winter — it will also bring the celebration of Persephone’s return from the underworld, ushering in sunlight and flowers. We invite you to join us in seeking renewal, and discovering that even in the midst of winter there is within us an eternal spring!

 

Old and new participants will be warmly welcomed to this ‘last Wellsprings dance’. Please note that enrollment is limited and early application is strongly recommended.

 

Thank you for your interest in this program. This program is now full.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email the Marion Woodman Foundation Program Office at office@mwoodmanfoundation.org with your name, phone number and program that you are interested in.  PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO SEND MONEY AT THIS TIME. If a space becomes available you will be contacted.

 

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.

Location:

La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center, Santa Barbara, California

Location Description:

La Casa de Maria Retreat Center is located near Santa Barbara, California (approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles).

La Casa de Maria can be found at the end of a winding lane canopied in dense foliage, leading from the Upper Village in Montecito. The Center is set in a secret garden, guarded by woodlands and the tumbling waters of the San Ysidro Creek, its ambience is that of a much-loved country house through which many generations have passed and left their mark.

At almost every turn it holds surprises to delight the eyes, layered with love over the years.  A fountain here, a sculpture there, rare specimen trees and shrubs in magnificent maturity, chickens scratching in the organic vegetable gardens.  Shady vistas down woodland paths, views over orange groves and across meadows scented with wild fennel will take your breath away.

 

Fees:

Fee includes 6 nights lodging and all meals (from dinner the first night/November 4 thru breakfast the last day/November 10)

Single room: $2,700 (limited number of single rooms available)
Double room : $2,550
Triple room: $2,400 (limited number of triple rooms available)

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before August 5, 2013, we will refund your fee less $100. After August 5, 2013 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 August 5, 2013), 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.

CEU’s:

40 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.

Where the Water Meets the Sky: Illuminating the Unique Partnership of the Feminine and the Masculine

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston, and Sue Congram
July 23-30, 2013

“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.

 

Thank you for your interest in this program. This program is full.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email the Marion Woodman Foundation Program Office at office@mwoodmanfoundation.org with your name, phone number and program that you are interested in.  PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO SEND MONEY AT THIS TIME. If a space becomes available you will be contacted.

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.

Location:

Dunderry Lodge, Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland

Location Description:

Located approximately 30 miles north of Dublin, Ireland

Fees:

Shared room: $2,345
Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fee is listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before May 23, 2013, we will refund your fee less $100. After May 23, 2013 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 23, 2013), 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.

CEU’s:

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

In the Realms of Coatlicue: A BodySoul Intensive in Mexico

Mary Hamilton, Paula Reeves, Martha de la Garza, and Patricia Llosa
February 8-15, 2013

You are invited to explore the archetypal dimensions of your unique narrative within the framework of myth and fairy tale and the landscape of Mexico; the realms of Coatlicue. This work is based on the belief that psyche and soma, body and soul are one, and must be worked on together to become more conscious.  We will explore our own bodysoul by linking the worlds of dreams and body imagery, through natural movement, music, art, lecture, and discussion. This process enlarges our understanding of what it means to consciously embody the Sacred Feminine.

We will spend the week together, away from the usual demands of our everyday life and cradled under the majestic heights of the sacred Tepozteco Mountain.  In this peaceful setting, surrounded by rich vegetation, working individually and together, each participant will listen to her soul in her body and honor its needs, hopes, and creativity to discover and voice her authentic self.  We welcome all our past participants and hope that you will spread the word to your friends and colleagues as new participants are most warmly welcomed as well. We hope you will join us.

Prerequisites:

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

Location:

La Isla, Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico

Location Description:

La Isla is located approximately 90 minutes from the Mexico City airport.

Fees:

Single room:
$2,100 for international participants (those who are not residents of Mexico)
Double room:
$2,000 for international participants (those who are not residents of Mexico)
$1,700 for residents of Mexico

 

Due to the currency fluctuations currently experienced in Mexico (our host country), a fee adjustment has been put in place to make the intensive accessible to the women of Mexico, as well as equivalent to the international fee.

 

(Please choose correct fee when making payment that applies to your country of residence.)

 

Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fees are listed and must be paid in US dollars.

 

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before December 14, 2012, we will refund your fee less $100. After December 14, 2012, 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 December 14, 2012), 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.

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.

Wellsprings of Feminine Renewal IX: Moonlight at the Well – The Crone, the Count, and the Ugly Maiden

Meg Wilbur, Tina Stromsted, and Dorothy Anderson
September 3-9, 2012

We invite you to join us this autumn at a beautiful new Wellsprings site, La Casa de Maria.  A retreat center for 50 years, it offers renewal with its gardens, fountains, labyrinth, and woodland walks.

The little-known fairytale “The GooseGirl at the Well” will be our guide for an intriguing journey of initiation.  This provocative tale asks ~ what is reality or delusion, integrity or falsehood, love or sentimentality, masculine and feminine?  It reveals a path to individuation through the salty wisdom of a Crone, and the renewing energies of the earth.  With roots in the old nature religions, this story offers much to the modern psyche in a turbulent world.In the tale, a proud kingdom is shamefully divided; a royal maiden risks losing herself in an ugly disguise; an erudite nobleman must endure ignoble tasks; a vain King must learn humility; and all the characters must confront a wily old mountain woman. Is she a witch or a healer?  What is the secret of her snowy geese?  Is her ugly daughter redeemable?  Does the naive Count have enough earthy wisdom to build a brave heart?

This is a tale of initiation where the masculine and feminine are both vitally engaged, and where each must develop if they are to find an ultimate union of opposites.  Thus, our explorations of the story will lead us to examine central issues of our own individuation:

What can this tale teach us about an effective inner process for our own renewal?What is our connection to our feminine souls, our inner masculine, and the Great Mother?

We hope you’ll join us in these explorations.  We engage the guidance of the unconscious through dreams, bodily states, discussion, and creativity.  Authentic Movement helps us connect with buried energies and open to our inner dance.  Simple, playful vocal explorations help release our true voice through relaxation, breathing, and sounding.  The approach is attuned to the individual, and does not involve performance.  Enhanced by music and the arts, these dynamic processes support self-discovery, integration, and individuation in a safe and nurturing space.

New and returning participants are warmly welcomed.Dates:
September 3-9, 2012, Monday 4pm-Sunday 10am.

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.

Location:

Santa Barbara, California, La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center

Location Description:

La Casa de Maria Retreat Center is located near Santa Barbara, California (approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles).

La Casa de Maria can be found at the end of a winding lane canopied in dense foliage, leading from the Upper Village in Montecito. The Center is set in a secret garden, guarded by woodlands and the tumbling waters of the San Ysidro Creek, its ambience is that of a much-loved country house through which many generations have passed and left their mark.

At almost every turn it holds surprises to delight the eyes, layered with love over the years.  A fountain here, a sculpture there, rare specimen trees and shrubs in magnificent maturity, chickens scratching in the organic vegetable gardens.  Shady vistas down woodland paths, views over orange groves and across meadows scented with wild fennel will take your breath away.

Fees:

Single room is $2,300 (limited number available)
Double room is $2,150
Triple room is $1,960
Enrollment is limited. Early enrollment is recommended.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before July 9, 2012, we will refund your fee less $100. After July 9 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 July 9), 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.

CEU’s:

40 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.

Individuation and Feminine Consciousness: Healing the Mother/Daughter Relationship: A BodySoul Intensive in Ireland

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston, and Sue Congram
June 4-11, 2012

When the maternal matrix is damaged the child cannot root itself in its own body Where the mother is not sufficiently in touch with her own body she cannot give the child the bonding necessary to give it confidence in it own instincts. The child cannot relax into her body nor later into its own.  — Marion Woodman, Addiction to Perfection

Our early attachment relationships create the environment in which we grow. Neuroscience shows us that the brain mind body connection forms out of our primary relationships.  The body is left holding the shadow, when the circumstances are not favourable to growing a secure relationship.

We know that the body mind continues to have the potential to grow and develop new neural pathways, to become the person we are meant to be.

In the midst of an evocative natural setting close to the ancient site of Tara, we will engage in a depth process, unravelling the mystery of the body-mind connection, the dance of psyche and soma.

Through movement, voice and mask work, we will engage with our images at a cellular level.  Witnessing how we grow a new embodied container allows the healing of old wounds, opening new possibilities for our creative living.

(Registration begins at 4pm on Monday, June 4. The first meeting will begin after dinner that evening, June 4.)

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.

Location:

Dunderry Lodge, Dunderry, County Meath, Ireland

Location Description:

Located approximately 30 miles north of Dublin, Ireland.

Fees:

Shared room: $2,345
Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fee is listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before April 4, 2012, we will refund your fee less $100. After April 4, 2012 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 April 4), 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.

CEU’s:

45 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.

In the Realms of Coatlicue: A BodySoul Intensive in Mexico

Mary Hamilton, Paula Reeves, Martha de la Garza Adler, and Patricia Llosa
February 10-17, 2012

You are invited to explore the archetypal dimensions of your unique narrative within the framework of myth and fairy-tale and the landscape of Mexico; the realms of Coatlicue. This work is based on the belief that psyche and soma, body and soul are one, and must be worked on together to become more conscious.  We will explore our own bodysoul by linking the worlds of dreams and body imagery, through natural movement, music, art, lecture, and discussion. This process enlarges our understanding of what it means to consciously embody the Sacred Feminine.  This year the arc of our work will be contained by the fairy-tale, The Handless Maiden.

We will spend the week together, away from the usual demands of our everyday life and cradled under the majestic heights of the sacred Tepozteco Mountain.  In this peaceful setting, surrounded by rich vegetation, working individually and together, each participant will listen to her soul in her body and honor its needs, hopes, and creativity to discover and voice her authentic self.  We welcome all our past participants and hope that you will spread the word to your friends and colleagues as new participants are most warmly welcomed as well. We hope you will join us.

Prerequisites:

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

Location:

La Isla, Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico

Location Description:

La Isla is located approximately 90 minutes from the Mexico City airport.

Fees:

Single room:
$2,150 for international participants (those who are not residents of Mexico)
$1,800 for residents of Mexico

Double room:
$2,050 for international participants (those who are not residents of Mexico)
$1,700 for residents of Mexico

Due to the currency fluctuations currently experienced in Mexico (our host country), a fee adjustment has been put in place to make the intensive accessible to the women of Mexico, as well as equivalent to the international fee.

(Please choose correct fee when making payment that applies to your country of residence.)

Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fees are listed and must be paid in US dollars.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before December 16, we will refund your fee less $100. After December 16 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 December 16), 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.

CEU’s:

45 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.

BodySoul Rhythms® Renewal

Mary Hamilton, Ann Skinner, Paula Reeves, and Meg Wilbur
October 22-27, 2011

Details of this program  will be available after the BodySoul Community Conference in April 2011.

Save the dates and watch the website for further updates.

Prerequisites:

An intensive for leadership graduates only.

Location:

Oakwood Inn Resort, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

Fees:

To be announced.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before August 29, we will refund your fee less $100. After August 29 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 August 29), 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.

Wellsprings of Feminine Renewal VIII: The Handless Maiden: Snowfall, SoulCall – A Journey of Initiation

Meg Wilbur, Tina Stromsted, and Dorothy Anderson
August 30-September 5, 2011

Seek renewal with us at a beautiful mountain retreat overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  As summer wanes and leaves turn to gold in the autumn equinox, we will embark on a soul’s journey. A former monastery, this site offers peaceful gardens, wooded walks, and delicious food to nurture the bodysoul.

The fairytale “The Handless Maiden” is this year’s avenue into the psyche.  Rooted in the early goddess religions, its teachings reveal a wisdom lost in today’s materialistic world. In this story a young girl “sacrifices her hands to the devil.”  How can a modern woman discover her own “bargains with the devil,” the compulsions that drive her, and the unconscious agreements that block her growth, creativity, capacity to love, and her effectiveness in the world?  What psychic “hands” has she abandoned to soulless forces, and what can she do to reclaim them and her authentic feeling?

The tale is a powerful journey of feminine initiation, involving a passage to the underworld through forest and water, and encounters with King, child, crone, and “Wild Mother.”  How do we develop from naive maiden to canny crone, from victim to authentic woman?  Our story explores the self-alienation common today, and offers ways to nurture and strengthen the embodied sacred feminine. We will seek the psychological treasures hidden in these ancient rites of passage in order to heal inwardly, empower ourselves, and support the development of authentic community.

We engage the guidance of the unconscious through dreams, bodily states, and creativity. Authentic Movement helps connect with buried energies and open to our inner dance.  Simple, playful vocal explorations help release our true voice (lost perhaps with the “hands”) through relaxation, breathing, and sounding. The approach is attuned to the individual and does not involve performance.  Enhanced by music and the arts, these dynamic processes support self-discovery, integration, and individuation.  Here is an opportunity to engage the feminine and inner masculine in a safe and nurturing vessel.

New and returning participants are warmly invited.

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.

Location:

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ladera Lane Campus, Santa Barbara, California

Location Description:

Pacifica Institute is located in the foothills above Santa Barbara, California (approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles).

Fees:

Single room dorm style without bath, $2,260
Single room with semi-private bath, $2,660
Double room with semi-private bath, $2,520

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before July 5, we will refund your fee less $100. After July 5 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 July 5), 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.

CEU’s:

40 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.