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Reclaiming Our Lives, Reclaiming Our Earth

Jean Esther, Polly Howells and Janice Stieber Rous

April 23, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Phoenicia, NY, United States

How often have we found ourselves in a foreign skin, disconnected from ourselves through accommodation, duty, habit or fear? How do we find our way back inside our natural skin?

In this retreat, we will follow the story of the Selkie, a seal woman whose seven-year pact with the human world has left her diminished, depleted and untethered from her true home… until she can find her way back! We have all accommodated to the structures of the patriarchal cyber/industrial world, and long to reconnect with what is lost, disavowed or hiding within ourselves.

In our 15th year of offering this retreat we will gather as a community of women to explore this story through the messages of our dreams, our bodies, our meditations, the creative arts, and the natural world around us. Diving into this wellspring, we will work to reawaken, nourish and reclaim our vibrant, authentic embodied selves.

A BodySoul Community Workshop for Women

Inspired by the original Marion Woodman Foundation Mission Statement: To continue the tradition of BodySoul Rhythms® work, as developed by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner through trained teams. The BodySoul Rhythms® work has a strong base in C.G. Jung, and supports the individual’s process of working towards consciousness, and the contained group process of descending into the unconscious and the body.  The BodySoul Rhythms® work holds that psyche and soma are inseparable, and must be worked on together to come to consciousness—to the positive feminine in our bodies and the positive masculine in our creative pursuits.

Dates: April 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Led by


Jean Esther

Polly Howells

Janice Stieber Rous

$1,500, includes tuition, lodging, gourmet meals. Scholarships are available.

Menla Retreat Center and Spa in Phoenicia, NY – https://menla.us/

For More Information or to Register:
For more information contact info@reclaimingourlives.com

To register, go to http://www.reclaimingourlives.com/registration.html,  or send a $50 deposit to Polly Howells, PO Box 125, Glenford, NY 12433


April 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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Menla Retreat Center and Spa
375 Pantherkill Road
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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