Annual Women’s Retreat: Embodied Soul and Sacred Encounter

In the tradition of Carl Jung and Marion Woodman, we’ll explore the fairy tale “The Goose Girl”.

Mornings begin in silence, allowing us to harvest our dreams and greet the day. After breakfast, we’ll open to the sacred through shared ritual, poetry, and contemplative movement. With curiosity, respect and non-judgment, we’ll explore archetypal stories woven into our nighttime visions and waking challenges. The afternoons will continue the explorations of the morning using centering exercises, physical movement, and creative art expression. In the evenings, we’ll gather to share and close the day with sacred ritual. Return home with more clarity about relationships with yourself and others, an open heart, and a deeper sense of the sacredness of life.

This is for you if:
• You seek a deeper understanding of your place in the world.
• You’d like to do your inner work in a supportive community of women
• You’re open to new experiences: movement, dreamwork, spiritual exploration and creative expression

Annual Women’s Retreat: Coming Home to Oneself

We are born with an innate longing for connection and wholeness. We are called to a life of meaning. Carl Jung says: “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”

In a safe and soulful sanctuary, join Carol Jacobs for an exploration of the “Sealskin/Soulskin,” story which is about a knowing and exploration of our soulful cycles of life.  Responding to the guidance of inner wisdom we are led to integrate both the feminine and the masculine energies toward the gift of becoming who we are called to be.

This retreat of intentional solitude and exploration allows for listening to the inner self and the tuning out of distractions. Responding to the discerning of our own inner home – our soul, we deepen our inner and outer connections and speak and live our own unique truth.

Based on the foundational work of Carl Jung and Marion Woodman, our time together will include discussion, dreamwork, and a variety of experiential opportunities such as journaling, body awareness, art expression, journaling and voice, to provide the richness for our traveling together in a sacred circle of women.

Annual Women’s Retreat: The Eros and Psyche Myth

The annual tradition continues….this time in the joining of love (Eros) and soul (Psyche) on the path of discernment with the timeless and engaging myth of Eros and Psyche.

We are pleased to invite you to join us for our annual Women’s Retreat at Shalom House in Montpelier, Virginia. We will be studying the tale of Eros and Psyche as a portal into the exploration of our inner world. The myth guides us onto a path of discernment for our own unique place in the universe. It presents us with the tasks each of us needs to address in order to move into a deeper level of integration and individuation. The joining of Eros (love) and Psyche (soul) brings forth this new life.

Based on the foundational understandings of Carl Jung, Marion Woodman and the ensuing BodySoul Rhythms® work of Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner, this retreat provides a safe container for self-discovery and creative expression. We will be tending to our dreams, teaching and dialogue, our bodies, our voices, and visual expression.

The retreat begins on Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 pm and ends on Friday, May 12 following a 12:00 pm lunch.

Our Mask: Inner and Outer

Lily. CarynAman“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you are.”   C.G. Jung

Toward the goal of a deepening into our creative, individuating self, we will explore the fairy tale “Red Shoes”. How do we stay true to our instincts, our intuitions, and our soul’s calling? The creation of a personal mask will provide a pathway into the psyche’s authentic self, allowing for a release of energies that no longer provide protection. The joy and appreciation of creative expression through our voices, body movement and music, and art expression, will accompany us in our mask-making retreat of personal renewal.

Carol Jacobs

Carol A. Jacobs, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience with a private practice in the Richmond, Virginia area.  Carol has been a Trustee of the Marion Woodman Foundation Board and has completed the BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program. She is a faculty member for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., providing training for professionals and for victims of trauma, both nationally and internationally, including work in Macedonia and Kosovo. She also serves on the Chrysalis Institute Faculty presenting workshops and retreats.