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.

Discovering the Unlived Life Through Dreams and Mask Work

Sue Congram and Marian Dunlea
June 9-14, 2015

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become” Carl Gustav Jung

This workshop uses dream work and active imagination, body and voice work, mask and art to offer reflective space to explore the as yet ‘unlived life’, the potential to become who we are meant to be.

Skites is beautifully situated and ideally suited to this kind of exploration. We will work under a canopy of trees, overlooking the sea, supported by the beauty of nature. There we will awaken to our body’s wisdom, listen to our dreams and give expression to this new energy in the creation of a mask. We will draw on the teachings of Marion Woodman and the BodySoul work in conjunction with Jungian and Gestalt theory.

This workshop is for:
· Men and women who are engaged in their own personal work and want to inquire deeper
· People who have worked with masks and want to explore more fully the relationship between mask work and dreams
· People who are professionally engaged in working with the development of others and interested in learning about the process of ‘active imagination’ using dreams, art, body, voice and mask work
· Couples have benefitted enormously from attending this workshop together, however this is not an event for remedial work on relationships that are breaking down, but an opportunity for deepening your own self understanding in a shared space.

Dates:
June 9-14, 2015, Tuesday 6 pm-Sunday 2 pm.

How to Register:

Contact Sue Congram at http://www.suecongram.co.uk or Marian Dunlea at http://www.mariandunlea.com

Accommodations:

Skites is a delightful villa set in its own grounds on the coast of Northern Greece. With private access to the sea and small beach, this venue offers a wonderful space for personal reflection and relaxation.

All rooms are en-suite, air conditioned and many with balconies and sea views. Prices below are for two people sharing; some single rooms are available. The very reasonable cost of this venue includes breakfast. Lunch and dinner are extra, and we have negotiated a special group rate for these meals during the workshop – see below.

Room costs range from €80 – €100 per room per night for two people. Single rooms are €64 – €80 per night. Room rates include breakfast. View more information about the Skites Hotel at http://www.skites.gr

Light lunch and evening meal will be an extra €20 per person per day commencing with dinner on the 9th June and ending with lunch on the 14th June.

Fees:

650 euros, plus accommodations and some meals

CEU’s:

Certificates can be provided

Paula Reeves

Paula Reeves

Paula Reeves, PhD, has taught annually with the original BodySoul Rhythms® team for more than 17 years. She is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, and the author of Women’s Intuition: Unlocking the Wisdom of the Body and Heart Sense: Unlocking Your Highest Purpose and Deepest Desires. She combines her knowledge of science, myth, ritual, movement, and body metaphors to work with the body’s healing wisdom through the use of Mindful Mirroring.

Books

Women's Intuition: Unlocking the Wisdom of the Body

by Paula M. Reeves [Conari Press]
Price: $12.35

Heart Sense: Unlocking Your Highest Purpose and Deepest Desires

by Paula M. Reeves [Conari Pr]
Price: $17.95

Tina Stromsted

Tina Stromsted, PhD, MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T, is a Jungian Psychoanalyst, Board Certified Dance therapist and Somatics educator. Past co-founder and faculty member of the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley (1993-2004), and a founding faculty member at the Women’s Spirituality Program at California Institute of Integral Studies, she teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Depth Psychology/Somatics Doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and as a core faculty member for the Marion Woodman Foundation. With over 40 years of clinical experience and a background in dance and theater, she offers programs at universities and healing centers internationally, and has a private practice in San Francisco.

Founder and director of Soul’s Body Center®, her work in further developing Authentic Movement, Dreamdancing®, Embodied Alchemy®, and other conscious embodiment practices can be found in her numerous articles, book chapters, and webinars which explore the integration of body, brain, psyche and soul in healing and transformation. Dr. Stromsted’s work supports individuals in listening for the soul’s call, and working with obstacles to its fulfillment – a process that can assist women and men in re-inhabiting their bodies, reclaiming their instinctual wisdom, and nourishing their authentic sense of self. Tina has studied with Marion Woodman since the 1980’s, co-facilitated Leadership Training Intensives and teaches BodySoul Community Workshops regularly for the Marion Woodman Foundation. She completed the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program in 2003. For more information see Tina’s website at http://www.authenticmovement-bodysoul.com

Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames – A Documentary Film and Experiential Discussion

Andrea Wells and Judy Zappacosta
October 5, 2014

Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames explores the inspiring life and many ‘deaths’ of one of the western world’s most important wisdom keepers, and sends a clarion call to a planet in the midst of “a shedding of its outworn skin”.

 

With insight from our guide, the brilliant mystic and author, Andrew Harvey, Marion explores the mysteries of her soul’s journey and reveals a series of psychological ‘deaths’ and ‘rebirths’ that have made her who she is today zovirax for cold sores. An Experiential Discussion of Marion’s teachings will allow participants to experience some of the practices Marion originated in her BodySoul Rhythms® work to allow us to enter directly into an experience of the embodied psyche.

 

Judy Zappacosta will also be presenting information at the program.

Date:
October 5, 2014, Sunday, 10am-3pm

How to Register:

Contact Andrea Wells at Andreaw@cruzio.com or
call 831.425.3369

Fees:

$55.00

CEU’s:

5 CEU’s for MFT and LCSW

Discovering the Unlived Life Through Dreams and Mask Work: A Workshop in Northern Greece

Sue Congram and Marian Dunlea
June 24-29, 2014

"Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become" Carl Gustav Jung

 

This workshop uses dream work and active imagination, body and voice work, mask and art to offer reflective space to explore the as yet ‘unlived life’, the potential to become who we are meant to be.

 

Skites is beautifully situated and ideally suited to this kind of exploration. We will work under a canopy of trees, overlooking the sea, supported by the beauty of nature. There we will awaken to our body’s wisdom, listen to our dreams and give expression to this new energy in the creation of a mask. We will draw on the teachings of Marion Woodman and the BodySoul work in conjunction with Jungian and Gestalt theory.

 

This workshop is for:

· Men and women who are engaged in their own personal work and want to inquire deeper

 ·People who have worked with masks and want to explore more fully the relationship between mask work and dreams

· People who are professionally engaged in working with the development of others and interested in learning about the process of ‘active imagination’ using dreams, art, body, voice and mask work

· Couples have benefitted enormously from attending this workshop together, however this is not an event for remedial work on relationships that are breaking down, but an opportunity for deepening your own self understanding in a shared space.

 

Dates:
June 24-29, 2014, Tuesday 6:30 pm-Sunday 2 pm.

How to Register:

To register go to the following web sites or contact the program leaders at: Sue Congram through web site http://www.suecongram.co.uk, or by email suecongram@mac.com subject ‘Greece 2014’, or phone Tel 0044 1981 580040

Contact Marian Dunlea through her web site at
http://www.mariandunlea.com or email at mariandunlea@gmail.com, Tel 00353 8797 90677

Accommodations:

Skites is a delightful villa set in its own grounds on the coast of Northern Greece. With private access to the sea and small beach, this venue offers a wonderful space for personal reflection and relaxation.

All rooms are en-suite, air conditioned and many with balconies and sea views. Prices below are for two people sharing; some single rooms are available. The very reasonable cost of this venue includes breakfast. Lunch and dinner are extra, and we have negotiated a special group rate for these meals during the workshop – see below.

Room costs range from €80 – €100 per room per night for two people. Single rooms are €64 – €80 per night. Room rates include breakfast.

Light lunch and evening meal will be an extra €20 per person per day commencing with dinner on the 24th June and ending with lunch on the 29th June.

Fees:

650 euros, plus accommodations and some meals

CEU’s:

Certificates can be provided.

Vancouver BodySoul Dream Group

Sheila Langston
October 12, 2013-March 1, 2014

"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul." C.G. Jung

 

Symbol and metaphor are the language of the soul. Our dreams speak to us in that language each night, carrying insight and wisdom from the depths of the psyche. We are asked to attend to the images with care, to begin to understand this language. This monthly dream group is an opportunity to bring our dream images to life, and to mine the riches embedded within. We explore symbols using movement, voice, art and myth. As well, we learn basic Jungian terms as they relate to a living experience of the dream, and to the unfolding journey in each of us. The BodySoul work of Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton is at the foundation of our dream group, and we will watch excerpts from DVD's as well as include some discussion of the BodySoul work. We develop a strong and safe container together, honouring the deep feminine wisdom of the body and the soul, encouraging the dream to enter consciousness.

 

Dates
October 12, 2013 through March 1, 2014, Monthly Saturdays (October 12, November 9, December 7, 2013, January 4, February 1, March 1, 2014), noon-3 pm.  Commitment is required to all 6 sessions, and fees cover all 6 sessions even if you miss one.

How to Register:

Contact Sheila Langston at sheilangston@gmail.com, 778-239-8774

Fees:

$45.00 per session, 6 session total $270.00. Commitment is required to all 6 sessions, and fees cover all 6 sessions even if you miss one.

Eros and Psyche – Awakening the Soul to Love – A Feminine Journey to Wholeness

Eva Rider
May 10-11, 2013

"The tale of Cupid & Psyche becomes less a tale of gods and goddesses than a story of growing up."
                                                            – Marion Woodman

 

The ancient mythic story of Eros & Psyche tracks the initiatory journey of the The Sacred Marriage through sacrifice, loss, labor and redemption to claim the Self. Through Psyche's journey to reunite with Love, we are mirrored in our individual struggle to reclaim wholeness and give birth to Joy.

 

This weekend is the first of a 3-part series exploring the alchemy of Individuation through myth, fairy tale, and dreams through the creative process to embody Soul and reclaim our authentic self

This series is an integration of BodySoul Rhythms® work of Marion Woodman. Experience in art or movement is not required.

 

Dates:
May 10-11, 2013, Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday noon-6 pm. Includes an additional Friday evening for integration with audio-visual selections from Marion Woodman archives. (Additional workshop weekends are June 7-8 and July 12-13)

Prerequisites:

Consultation with Instructor is required

How to Register:

Go to http://www.reclaimingsoul.com, click on Workshops page. For questions contact Eva Rider at evarider@reclaimingsoul.com or call 831-427-9108. Register early as space is limited.

Accommodations:

Local hotels and B&Bs

Fees:

$210 for one weekend
$550 for all 3 weekends – (May 10-11, June 7-8 and July 12-13), $100 deposit.
Fee includes follow-up Integration and materials.

Credit cards/PayPal accepted

Conscious Femininity

Marcia Bittencourt
April 19-21, 2013

This first Brazilian workshop is designed for women and based on BodySoul Alpari 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. Marcia will be assisted by Anita Mussi Klafke during the workshop.

Dates:
April 19-21, 2013, Friday 7pm-Sunday 1pm

How to Register:

Contact Marcia Bittencourt at

Accommodations:

Accommodations at the Retreat Center;

Fees:

R$640 or $320 US, plus accommodations and meals (which are paid directly to the Retreat Center)

Samhain BodyDreaming and Red Clay Revealings with Marian Dunlea and Wendy Bratherton

Marian Dunlea and Wendy Bratherton
November 22-24, 2013

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 艾福瑞 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.

 

Marian Dunlea has developed BodyDreaming from her many years experience in private practice and facilitating workshops. This approach brings together her training as a Jungian Analyst, BodySoul Rhythms® Workshop Facilitator, and her more recent training in Somatic Experiencing, Peter Levine’s approach to trauma.

 

Dates: 
November 22-24, 2013, Friday 6 pm-Sunday 3:30 pm

How to Register:

For further details and application form contact Louise Holland at

Accommodations:

Single rooms and some double rooms are available

Fees:

375 GBP

CEU’s:

CPDS available, 15 hours