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.

The Handless Maiden

Joan Harcourt and Heather Keens
February 20-22, 2015

An exploration from a Jungian perspective of the well-loved and rich fairy tale, ‘The Handless Maiden’, in this weekend workshop facilitated by Joan Harcourt and Heather Keens.

In this BodySoul Community Workshop, affiliated with the Marion Woodman Foundation, there will be an opportunity to explore your own journey to the conscious feminine and the inner positive masculine, through discussion, movement, dream work and art, in a safe and contained setting.

How to Register:

For more information and to register, please contact Heather Keens at 61(0)405 970992 or email Heather at heatherkeens81@gmail.com or http://www.bodysoul-downunder.com

Fees:

$290 (early bird rate is $265 if paid by December 20th)

Embodying the Soul: A BodySoul Community Workshop with Joan Harcourt, Josephine Dyer and Dodi Rose

Joan Harcourt, Josephine Dyer, and Dodi Rose
October 25-26, 2014

This 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. It has a strong base in Carl Jung analytical psychology, and 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 writes:  “BodySoul work brings deeper awareness to the individual through music, poetry, dreams, art, movement and dance, releasing repressed energies and feelings held in the body by paying attention to body sensations, feelings, images and dreams, while grounded and trusting “the not-knowing” in a safe, sacred, non-judgmental space has been my way of ‘Coming Home to Myself’ and discovering the treasures within, brings healing, love of life, and deeper connection to self and others.”

 

Josephine writes: “I have found through participating in the Intensives a way to integrate body soul that brings deep peace and creativity to the surface so I am please to be promoting the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Community Workshop here in the Yarra Valley for a second year. We hope this is a pre-runner to hosting a Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Intensive, normally a 6-7 day long workshop in Australia in the future.”

 

Josephine Dyer has attended several Marion Woodman Foundation Intensives® in Ireland over the past few years and is involved with BodySoul Downunder activities in Australia.

Dodi writes:  I participated in Marian Dunlea’s workshop in Australia and was inspired by the manner in which Marian facilitated the process – leading  to deeper awareness of Bodydreaming. By working in a deeper symbolic way with our dreams and through a greater body awareness, Marian was able to illustrate aspects of Carl Jung’s analytical psychotherapy. Jung attached great importance to the unconscious and recognised a personal psychological problem as an opportunity for the individual to engage in personal development, a process he called ‘individuation’.”

 

Dodi Rose has completed a certificate In Jungian psychology from the Jung Institute Zurich. She coordinates the Art & Memory Program at National Gallery Victoria (NGV).

 

Background Reading:

Books by Marion Woodman

The Pregnant Virgin
Dancing in the Flames
The Ravaged Bridegroom
Addiction to Perfection
Sitting by the Well
Dreams: Language of the Soul

 

If you would like to order any of these books, you can order them through the Marion Woodman Foundation website, through their Amazon.com portal. The link is: <a href="http://www.mwoodmanfoundation zovirax 400 mg.org/media” rel=”nofollow”>https://www.mwoodmanfoundation.org/media

After clicking on the link, go to Amazon.com through the portal on that page. A percentage of all orders placed with Amazon.com through the Marion Woodman Foundation website help to support the Marion Woodman Foundation. If ordering from Australia, there may be customs fees with order.

 

Dates:
October 25-26, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 am-5 pm

How to Register:

For more information about the workshop and to receive an application form please contact Josephine Dyer at 0359 665 379 or 0408 370 217 or email josephinedyer1@bigpond.com or you can also email Dodi Rose at dodirose@pczen.com.au.

Applications and payment need to be received no later than September 20, 2014.

Accommodations:

Accommodation is readily available in the Yarra Valley. Bookings can be made through the Yarra Valley Visitor Information Center, Healesville at 61 3 5962 2600 or info@visityarravalley.com.au

Fees:

$250; Concession fee $200 on application
Lunch will be provided.

The Handless Maiden: A Journey for Life

Joan Harcourt and Heather Keens
May 31, June 28, and July 19, 2014

An exploration from a Jungian perspective of the well-loved and rich fairy tale, ‘The Handless Maiden’, in three day-long workshops facilitated by Heather Keens and Joan Harcourt.

In these BodySoul Community Workshops, affiliated with the Marion Woodman Foundation, there will be an opportunity to explore your own journey to the conscious feminine and the inner positive masculine, through discussion, movement dream work and art, in a safe and contained setting.

Day 1: Losing your Hands

Day 2: Living with Silver Hands

Day 3: Finding your Hands

 

Dates:
3 Saturdays, May 31, June 28, and July 19, 2014, 10 am-4 pm (doors open at 9:30 am)

How to Register:

For more information and to register, please contact Heather Keens on 0405970992 or email Heather at heatherkeens81@gmail.com; http://www.bodysouldownunder.com

Fees:

$300 for 3 workshops (early bird rate: $275 by May 1); $120 each individual workshop; limited concessions available, please enquire

Embodying the Soul Workshop with Joan Harcourt

Joan Harcourt, Josephine Dyer, and Dodi Rose
November 23-24, 2013

This workshop is an introduction to the work of Marion Woodman who established BodySoul Rhythms® with Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner, with a strong base in the work of C.J. Jung. It supports the individual’s process towards consciousness, in understanding dreams, and integrating them through reflection and expression in movement, dance and art.

 

Assisting Joan will be Josephine Dyer and Dodi Rose:

Josephine Dyer organized the BodyDreaming Workshop, has participated in BodySoul Intensives and BodySoul Community Workshops. She leads a BodySoul Dream Group in Warburton.

 

Dodi Rose has completed a fine arts degree at Melbourne University, a Certificate in Painting and Design from Palazzo Spinelli, Florence and a Certificate in Jungian Psychology from the Institute, Zurich. She coordinates the Art and Memory program of the National Gallery of Victoria and coordinates the NGV collection and exhibitions to residents in Aged Care Homes

 

Dates:
November 23-24, 2013, 10 am Saturday-4 pm Sunday

How to Register:

To receive information and an application form contact josephinedyer1@bigpond.com

Accommodations:

Each participant will need to book their own accommodations. Bookings can be made through the Yarra Valley Information Centre, Healesville, contact them at info@visityarravalley.com.au or call 61 3 5962 2600

Fees:

$200 (full), $160 (concession)

Transitions

Joan Harcourt
February 13, March 13, April 10, 2011

In life's journey we, at times, stand on the threshold of change, a time to examine our choices. To experience the healing potential of change and be our authentic selves, we need to become aware of the inner patterns or archetypes that have shaped how we feel and how we act.

Over three workshops we will explore the relationship between mothers and daughters, the role of the crone, and of the masculine, by reflecting on the myth of Demeter and Persephone. These workshops offer opportunities to explore your own journey to conscious femininity, through images of the Divine Feminine, ritual, dance, dream work, personal sharing and art, in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Dates:
Sundays, February 13, March 13 and April 10, 2011, 9:30 am (for 10:00 am start) – 4:00pm. You can attend one workshop or all three.

Prerequisites:

How to Register:

Phone Heather Keens (02) 9565 2086 or email bodysouldownunder@gmail.com http://www.bodysoul-downunder.com

Accommodations:

These are one day workshops, so they do not include accommodations. However, the Centre does have accommodations, so it would be possible for a participant to stay overnight.

Fees:

$285 for all three workshops (February 13, March 13 and April 10, 2011), or $105 for each individual workshop.

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