Walking the Tightrope: The Jung-Nietzsche Seminars as Taught by Marion Woodman-Seminar 2

Marian Dunlea, Sheila Langston and Patricia Llosa
April 9-12, 2015

A Marion Woodman Foundation Seminar in cooperation with the European Ongoing Professional Development Group

Body work, like dream work, is soul work. Body and dream illuminate the point where spirit and matter touch and do not touch”   Marion Woodman

In this, our second Woodman Nietzsche Seminar, we will continue to delve into Jung’s Nietzsche seminars as well as Marion Woodman’s teachings from the Walking the Tightrope study guide. We will study and discuss these written sources and continue the process of integrating the text with the voice and body work.

Our exploration of shadow and archetype will expand to include the metaphors of the eagle and the snake, the transformational sequence of the camel, lion and child as well as the development from “thou shalt” to “I will” in the individuation process. The afternoon work will focus on the Dance of Three exercise as we explore the triad of Mover, Mirror and Container together, pursuing the question of the relationship between body and psyche in the Nietzsche seminars.

Prerequisites:

This workshop is open to anyone who is a member of ALC or has completed 3 BodySoul Intensives with the Marion Woodman Foundation. This workshop also qualifies as a make-up seminar for Leadership Training Program Participants seeking to complete their Leadership Training. If you have questions regarding qualifications and/or exceptions, please contact the Marion Woodman Foundation Program Office at office@mwoodmanfoundation.org

Location:

The Boghill Centre in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland

Location Description:

The Boghill Centre has been a wonderful strong grounding container for the Body Soul work in Europe and we are looking forward to continuing our exploration of this Nietzsche work in that familiar container. Situated on 50 acres of natural bog and wetland, it offers seclusion and privacy for group activities, a fully nature-based experience, and a certain ancientness and mystery. The complex includes a rush labyrinth, a stone circle, a nature trail, a wildlife pond and a large vegetable garden and orchard. (www.boghill.com)

Fees:

Tuition is $1,080 US Dollars and is paid to the Marion Woodman Foundation.

To register, please click on the Enroll Now link at the bottom of the page, complete a SEMINAR/WORKSHOP application and send a deposit of $250 US.

NOTE: If you live outside of the United States and will be paying your tuition payment to the Marion Woodman Foundation with a credit card – please be sure to click on the link on the registration form that says “I have an international address”, located just below where it says “City”. This will allow you to enter your address correctly.

Accommodations prices are to be paid directly to the Boghill Centre and include 3 nights lodging and all meals:
Boghill Hostel shared room: € 233
Boghill En-suite Double shared room: € 269 (8 bedrooms available)
Elements B&B single room: € 269 (3 bedrooms available)

Participants need to make their accommodations reservations by contacting Antoinette at antoc6137@gmail.com. More detailed information about accommodations is available on the link below titled “Accommodations”.

Financial Assistance
For those with financial constraints, scholarships may be available upon request. Please contact the Marion Woodman Foundation Program Office at office@mwoodmanfoundation.org.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before March 20, we will refund your fee less $100. After March 20 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 March 20), 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:

27 hours of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFT’s, LCSWs, and RNs. Most U.S. states accept these CEU’s. Please check with your state licensing board.

Shakespeare’s the Tempest! Playing With the Play: An Experiential and Improvisational Workshop

Ann Skinner and Meg Wilbur
November 14-19, 2014

A letter from Ann Skinner and Meg Wilbur

If you have loved BodySoul Rhythms® over the years, you will love this opportunity to continue your inner journey, this time through the magical vessel of theater, a core element of BodySoul Rhythms®. We invite you to join us in the adventure of “play”, where exploring another “character” becomes the avenue to self discovery. As with the masks, this is a call to unexplored areas within, whose energies and psychology can be surprising and liberating.

There is no need for theater background, as there is no performance; no need for “actors” except as we are all “actors” of our own lives. Instead there are Shakespeare’s powerful characters, his evocative language – and the magic of this unique journey. Imagine a storm tossed island, where strange creatures dwell. A shipwreck, a lost magician Duke, his languishing daughter, a strange man-beast, an elfin sprite!

“This island is full of noises.” Imagine exploring the coves and forest groves of this dreamland with us, freeing your own “Caliban beast”, flying with the sprite Ariel, seeking your own “Prospero wisdom”. What might these energies be within you? What surprises lie hidden in the caves?

As always, there will be opportunity for dream work, enriched by our sojourn, as well as poetry and art. Our focus will be a deep immersion in embodied sound, word, image – all avenues to soul, to healing, and to enlarging, ex-pressing!

Come play with us on Miranda’s enchanted island!

Ann and Meg

This workshop is offered at the beautiful La Casa de Maria retreat center in the Southern California wine country of Santa Barbara. La Casa offers a soulful renewal with its gardens, fountains, labyrinth, and woodland walks. Take a dip in the swimming pool. Meditate in the chapel. Meetings occur twice daily, so there is quiet time for rest and reflection.

This Seminar qualifies as a make-up Seminar for any woman from the Leadership Training Program who is completing requirements toward her Certificate of Completion. It is also available to all women with 1 or more intensives who want additional professional development.

 

(The program begins with dinner on Friday and ends at noon on Wednesday – lunch is not included on Wednesday)

Prerequisites:

Completion of 1 Marion Woodman Foundation Intensive

Location:

La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara, California

Location Description:

La Casa de Maria is an interfaith, non-profit retreat and conference center situated on a  26-acre site of oak woodland, orchards, and gardens. The environment at La Casa is uniquely beautiful and peace giving, making it an ideal place for programs focused on meditation, spirituality, personal growth, community service, environmental awareness, education, and art.

Fees:

Single Room Fee is $2,295 (Tuition is $1,395; room and board is $900)

Double Room fee is $2,045 (Tuition is $1,395; room and board is $650)

Fee includes tuition, 5 nights lodging and all meals starting with dinner (November 14) and ending with breakfast (November 19)

 

TO ENROLL: Click on the Enroll Now button below and then scroll down to the “Seminar Application” link. Click on that link and complete the Seminar Application, then submit the $250 deposit.

Refund Policy:

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

27 hours/units of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFT’s, LCSWs, and RNs. Most U.S. states accept these CEU’s. Please check with your state licensing board.

Introduction to BodySoul: A Marion Woodman Foundation Seminar

with Paula Reeves and Mary Hamilton
Assistant Instructors:

Gail Grynbaum, Rea Nolan, and Vernessa Riley Foelix

April 14-18, 2014

Set at Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina, with Bogue Sound on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, we are pleased to announce this brand-new seminar, an introduction to the experiential understanding of the BodySoul Rhythms® process and the pioneering work of Marion Woodman on “embodied Jung.”

 

In this Introduction to BodySoul we invite you to join us as we weave together a rich, colorful tapestry of myth, fairy tale, dreams, movement, voice, and the creative arts. Working with the fairy tale of Cinderella, we will explore the depth of the material in terms of our personal stories and dreams. Jung’s theory of the shadow will be explored experientially through natural movement, deep relaxation, playful voice exercises, drawing and painting, all tools to help us face and befriend unknown aspects of ourselves. The process releases untapped energy, while enriching our appreciation of who we are in our depths and heights.

 

This workshop will be taught by Paula Reeves, PhD, who taught annually with the original BodySoul Rhythms® team for more than 17 years, and Mary Hamilton, MEd, who was one of the three original BodySoul Rhythms® teachers/founders of BodySoul Rhythms®.

Location:

Trinity Center, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina

Location Description:

Trinity Center provides a variety of modern facilities and comfortable accommodations. Located on 62 acres, they offer conference facilities, swimming pools, indoor and outdoor chapels, ocean beach frontage, sound-side docks and numerous walking trails.

 

Accommodations include the following: each room has  one double and one single bed, bath with stand up shower, a dresser, vanity, and nightstand with alarm clock and reading lamp and are individually heated and cooled. Linens (bed sheets and towels) are provided. To maintain the retreat atmosphere the Center has purposefully left out the TV, telephone and internet in the rooms. They do not provide daily maid service.

Fees:

Single Room Fee is $1,689 (Tuition is $1,225; room and board is $464)

Double Room fee is $1,609 (Tuition is $1,225; room and board is $384)

Fee includes tuition, 4 nights lodging and all meals starting with dinner (April 14) and ending with breakfast (April 18)

TO ENROLL: Click on the Enroll Now button below and then scroll down to the “Seminar Application” link. Click on that link and complete the Seminar Application, then submit the $250 deposit.

Refund Policy:

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

Walking the Tightrope: The Jung-Nietzsche Seminars as Taught by Marion Woodman, Seminar 1

Marian Dunlea, Patricia Llosa, and Sheila Langston
April 10-13, 2014

This program is a Marion Woodman Foundation Seminar in cooperation with the European Ongoing Professional Development Group

 

Let’s look at the image of the tightrope. Can you visualize that tightrope and envision yourself walking on it? Ask yourself, what tightrope do you walk every day?” Marion Woodman, Seminar One

 

In this advanced seminar we will combine work with two textual sources- C.G. Jung’s Nietzsche Seminars from 1934 and the Marion Woodman Foundation’s publication of Walking the Tightrope. The study of these texts will be integrated with the practice of the core exercises presented in the BodySoul Rhythms® Intensives in order to deepen the understanding of the participants who are already familiar with the BodySoul Rhythms® work. This material brings into focus the role of the body in bringing the operations of the unconscious psyche to consciousness.

 

TO ENROLL OR QUESTIONS:
If you have questions or to enroll in this Seminar please contact Antoinette O’Callaghan at antoc6137@gmail.com. Please do not enroll through the Marion Woodman Foundation website.

 

Prerequisites:

This workshop is open to anyone who is a member of ALC or has completed 3 BodySoul Intensives with the Marion Woodman Foundation. Exceptions may be made based on a review of a participant’s experience: please contact Marian Dunlea at mariandunlea@gmail.com

Location:

The Boghill Center in the Burren, Country Clare, Ireland

Location Description:

The Boghill has been a wonderful strong grounding container for the Body Soul work in Europe and we are looking forward to exploring this new Nietzsche work in that familiar container. Situated on 50 acres of natural bog and wetland, it offers seclusion and privacy for group activities, a fully nature-based experience, and a certain ancientness and mystery. The complex includes a rush labyrinth, a stone circle, a nature trail, a wildlife pond and a large vegetable garden and orchard.

 

Transport to and from the Boghill is by way of Dublin, Shannon or Cork airports (Boghill is 45mn approx. by car from Shannon airport). There may be lifts available from other participants or a group of participants may wish to rent a car: please contact Abigail Whyte at abigailwhyte776@gmail.com

Fees:

Boghill Hostel Room:
€910 (€677 tuition, €233 room and board)

 

Boghill En-Suite Double Room:
€946 (€677 tuition, €269 room and board)

 

Canville B&B Single Room:
€946 (€677 tuition, €269 room and board)

 

Canville B&B Double (sized) Room, single occupancy:
€976 (€677 tuition, €299 room and board)

  • Fee includes tuition, 4 nights lodging and all meals, starting with lunch on Thursday April 10th and ending with lunch on Sunday April 13th.
  • For those wanting rooms at the B&B, you will need transport to and from the Boghill Centre. Breakfast will be provided at the Boghill Centre.
  • Possibility of staying the night before the start of the Seminar at the Boghill Centre: €23 for a shared hostel room; €35 for a shared En-Suite Double room. Please contact the Boghill Centre directly to make a reservation.

 

For those with financial constraints, a discount on the tuition fee may be available upon request; please contact Marian Dunlea at mariandunlea@gmail.com

 

Refund Policy:

Cancellation must be made in writing. If you cancel after April 1st, 2014, we regret that we are unable to refund your fee UNLESS we can replace you in the workshop. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you, we will refund your full fee less €50.

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.

BodySoul Community Conference 2013: Meeting the World: Living the Questions

Conference Organizers: Carol Jacobs, Heather Miller, Madeleine O’Callaghan and Keren Vishny
October 17-20, 2013

From our conversations with many of the women who attended the first conference, we have the sense that it was a milestone in our development as a community. Mayn commented on the wealth of wisdom, talent and experience within the community, and were inspried by the diversity of programming created by BodySoul women. We also received helpful feedback.

 

In building the second conference, we have tried to take these suggestions into account and also to be aware of new energies and directions in the community go to these guys. This has resulted in the development of a conference with a somewhat different feel. We have aimed for a conference that is more interactive and spacious, with a gentler pace.

 

We believe that this conference, while different, will be equally important in the unfolding life of the BodySoul Community. Gathering as a community will give us the opportunity to connect with each other and to be stimulated, energized and challenged y each others questions. We are looking forward to shring this time with you.

We are deeply appreciative of the support – in many forms – that has enabled us to create this conference experience.

 

The conference begins with registration at 4pm on Thursday, October 17 and ends after lunch (12:30pm) on Sunday, October 20.

 

For more information, visit the conference website at http://www.bodysoulcommunity.com

Facilitators:
Carol Jacobs,  Heather Miller, Madeleine O’Callaghan and Keren Vishny

Prerequisites:

This program is open to all women who have completed three Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Intensives.

Location:

Techny Towers Conference Center, Chicago, Illinois

Location Description:

Techny Towers is within the boundaries of Northbrook, IL, 12 miles from O’Hare Airport, 33 miles from Midway Airport, and 20 miles downtown Chicago.

 

The facility is dedicated to hosting meetings and conferences for non-profit organizations. It is a gracious facility with comfortable meeting rooms and air-conditioned accommodations. For more information, visit http://www.technytowers.org

Fees:

Registration is now closed for this conference.

Fees below include conference fee, 3 nights lodging at Techny Towers and the following meals: Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch

$595, single room; $545, double room (private bath)

If you would like to register for this program on the BodySoul Community Conference website, please go to http://www.bodysoulcommunity.com, then click on the Conference Registration Form, then at the bottom right click on the Conference Registration material PDF.

 

If you would like to enroll through the Marion Woodman Foundation website, click on “Enroll Now” below, which will take you to the application page. Scroll down to the BodySoul Community Conference/Seminar application and complete the form. This will then take you to our secure online payment program of Qgiv to make your payment.

Refund Policy:

The deposit of $150 is non-refundable. If you have paid for the workshop in full and need to cancel, your balance will be refunded up to September 20. After that date no refund is available.

 

CEU’s:

14 CEUs available through the Marion Woodman Foundation for $15

Jung, Woodman, and BodySoul: A New Seminar

Mary Hamilton, Ann Skinner, and Meg Wilbur
March 11-15, 2012

MAIDEN, VIRGIN, CRONE – the Experiment of our Lives

Virgin is the Beingness in us.  The I AM.
She is the initiated maiden.
[Woodman, “Age” CD]

Within us is the way, the truth and the life….
Who should live your own life if not yourself?
So live yourselves.          [Jung, Red Book]

Oh, what do you plan to do with your one
wild and precious life?          [Mary Oliver]

Set in the Southern California wine country of Santa Barbara, we are excited to announce a new Seminar focusing on the work of Marion Woodman. Based on Jung’s original psyche/soma connection that spoke so deeply to Marion while she was a student in Zurich, the BodySoul Rhythms® program is the practical application of Marion Woodman’s theories developed by Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner, and Mary Hamilton.

Marion Woodman Foundation intensives offer an experience of initiation based on an ancient pattern of “descent and renewal.”  In this process the participant may engage in a passage into her own underworld; an encounter with her shadow energies (negative and positive); and a re-emergence to the topside world, re-invigorated, carrying a “treasure” of new life seeking integration.

This seminar is designed for those women who have completed at least two Marion Woodman Foundation intensives; or who have participated in one of the four MWF Leadership Training programs.  It is based on an experiential understanding of the BodySoul Rhythms® process, and Woodman’s pioneering work on “embodied Jung.”

Our lives are an “experiment,” Jung said, created by a transpersonal force which he called the Self.  He writes, ”You see, the body is meant to live; it has to be served, and your Self has a very particular purpose with it, presumably…. It is an entirely individual question.  Inasmuch as we are individuals, our experiment is individual, and the point of life is that this particular individual should fulfill itself.”

The seminar will explore the “individual experiment” of our lives.  Thus, it’s focus will be on you, the individual, particularly related to your responses and growth through BodySoul Rhythms® work.

What have your experiences of this process brought you, taught you?

What are the significant “stepping stones” along your path?

Do they guide you still?

Or are they overgrown with moss…. or lost in the mists?

How do you live your “maiden, virgin, crone”?

How do you re-vitalize, renew?

In examining issues such as these, the participant will have the chance to find an overview of her experiences in BodySoul, and through that, hopefully to find a new grounding or standpoint to launch into the future.  Voice, movement, and discussion are the channels for our explorations.

Morning discussion will draw upon readings from Woodman and Jung; in particular from Jung’s Zarathustra Seminars, and from Woodman’s Conscious Femininity.  We will also consider brief excerpts from Esther Harding’s Woman’s Mysteries, and Murray Stein’s The Principle of Individuation.  To allow the “theory” to be alive and personal, we will delve inwardly through writing and art; and of course through the body.

You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours.  When you truly possess all you have been and done which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.
Florida Scott-Maxwell

Let us become “fierce with reality.”

This Seminar qualifies as a make-up seminar for any woman from the Leadership Training Program who is completing requirements toward her Certificate of Completion.

Prerequisites:

Completion of two BodySoul Intensives

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:

$1,950 – single room with private bath
$1,840 – double room with semi-private bath (shared with 1 other person)
$1,775 – triple room with semi-private bath
(shared with 2 other people)

Note: When applying to this program, please complete the “Seminar” application.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before January 16, 2012, we will refund your fee less $100. After January 16, 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 January 16, 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:

27 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 Community Conference: Honouring Roots, Nurturing New Life

Faculty to be announced
April 28-May 1, 2011

The aim of the conference will be to tend the BodySoul Community through connection, sharing, and learning. The conference is open to women who have completed at least three Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Intensives.

Steering Group: Keren Visny, Marian Dunlea, Heather Miller, Carol Jacobs, Madeleine O’Callaghan

Dates:
April 28-May 1, 2011. The conference begins with registration in the late afternoon on Thursday, April 28 and ends after lunch on Sunday, May 1.

How to Register:

Contact Keren Vishny for general information at kvishny@gmail.com. You can also contact the conference website at http://www.bodysoulcommunity.com

For information on the conference location go to http://www.technytowers.org

Accommodations:

 

Fees:

Fees are between $400-500, depending on type of accommodations you choose. Registration fee includes the conference, accommodations, and meals.

CEU’s:

CEUs are available for counselors and social workers for a fee of $15.