Embodying the Soul – Honoring the Feminine: Celebrating Marion Woodman Through Reflection and Integration of Study of “Leaving My Father’s House”

Join us in this workshop where we will celebrate the life and work of Marion Woodman through reflection and integration of study of her book “Leaving My Father’s House.”

Bring your dreams and honour yourself in the circle of deep listening to the soul’s expression. The key elements of BodySoul work include — an opening ritual, dance, meditation, dreams, story, breath and body awareness — in voice and dance. All of this supports your process of working towards greater consciousness in understanding your dreams and integrating them through reflection and expression in movement, story, dance and art.

Art materials will be available for painting, working with clay or collage or you also have the option to walk, journal, read or rest.

Recommended Reading: Leaving My Father’s House by Marion Woodman

Deep Listening, Coming Home: Embodying the Soul

Photography by Rick Liston

Following the work from previous years we will focus on the reading from The Pregnant Virgin by Marion Woodman in which she outlines the process of Psychological Transformation.

As Marion Woodman states “It is a challenge to listen to the heart, to hear the language that lives in Silence, as surely as it lives in the Word.” Here in this place of mountains and water we will meet each other and listen to the deep still waters within.

 

Embodying the Soul Workshop with Joan Harcourt and Josephine Dyer

Healesville, courtesy of Josephine DyerThe focus of this workshop is “Dadirri”, deep listening and quiet still awareness listening to nature and our deepest Self.

Bring your dreams and honour yourself in the circle of deep listening to the soul’s expression. The key elements of Bodysoul work include – an opening ritual, dance, meditation, dreams, story, breath and body awareness – in voice and dance. All of this supports your process of working towards greater consciousness in understanding your dreams and integrating them through reflection and expression in movement, story, dance and art.

Art materials will be available for painting, working with clay or collage or you have the option to walk, journal, read or rest.

Recommended reading:
(Choose a selection from the following)

Coming Home to Myself, Dancing in the Flames, Pregnant Virgin or Sitting by the Well
all written by Marion Woodman

Embodying the Soul: A BodySoul Community Workshop

Healesville, courtesy of Josephine DyerThis Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Community Workshop is an introduction to the work of Marion Woodman who established the BodySoul Rhythms® work with Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner. Their work has a strong base in the work of C.G. Jung, who realized the deep connection linking psyche and soma. This way of working supports the individual’s process of working towards consciousness by understanding dreams, and integrating them through reflection and expression in movement, dance and art.

Joan Harcourt

Joan Harcourt has an Arts Degree from the University of Melbourne, and postgraduate Diplomas in Psychology and Education from the Flinders University of Australia. She trained as a Body Psychotherapist in England. Joan completed the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program in 2006. Since completing the leadership training, she has led MWF BodySoul Community Workshops in Melbourne and Sydney, including BodyDreaming with Marian Dunlea, held in Warburton, Australia early in 2013.