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.

Masks and the Creative Unconscious

Carol Jacobs and Ann Skinner
May 3-8, 2015

Join us for our annual Women’s Retreat at Shalom House in Montpelier, Virginia as we explore the emergence of new life.

Creating our own masks, we will have the opportunity to access our deeper Self, that part of ourselves that can guide us toward our fullest potential. This workshop provides a loving and sacred container for women to celebrate and discover their uniqueness and their place in the world. Maskmaking, dreams, body movement, voice, art expression and the fairy tale “Vasalisa” will provide the foundation for the “hearing” of the Self.

Dates: May 3-8, 2015, 5 pm Sunday-1pm Friday

How to Register:

Contact Carol Jacobs at or call 804-752-7989 or the Chrysalis Institute in Richmond, VA at


Before February 3, 2015 discounted fee
Single room occupancy
Chrysalis members $1,000/Non members $1,075

Double occupancy
Chrysailis members $900/Non members $975

After February 3, 2015
Single room occupancy
Chrysalis members $1,200/Non members $1,275

Double occupancy
Chrysailis members $1,100/Non members $1,175

Pricing includes payment to Shalom House for meals and lodging.

Voice: The Soul’s Expression of the Authentic Self

Carol Jacobs and Ann Skinner
May 29-June 1, 2014

Join us, Carol Jacobs and Ann Skinner, for a renewing 3-day retreat for women at Shalom House in Montpelier, Va.  We will explore the mystery, power, and gift of our voices.  How can we free our bodies to allow our voices to have access to our deepest self?  How can we find a center of stillness, a rooted breath?
The voice is an exquisite instrument that is capable of an extensive range of feelings and articulations.  For a variety of reasons we may find ourselves unaware of the full potential of our voices and may also not be aware of constrictions in our breathing.
This workshop will provide the opportunity for the exploration of our voices through slowing down in gentle body movement and deep breath awareness, playing with sounds, vocalizations, dreams, discussion, and art expression.

May 29-June 1, 2014, Thursday 5pm-Sunday 1 pm.

How to Register:

Contact Chrysalis Institute on their website at For questions about the program contact Carol Jacobs at



BodySoul Community Conference 2013: Meeting the World: Living the Questions

Conference Organizers: Carol Jacobs, Heather Miller, Madeleine O’Callaghan and Keren Vishny
October 17-20, 2013

From our conversations with many of the women who attended the first conference, we have the sense that it was a milestone in our development as a community. Mayn commented on the wealth of wisdom, talent and experience within the community, and were inspried by the diversity of programming created by BodySoul women. We also received helpful feedback.


In building the second conference, we have tried to take these suggestions into account and also to be aware of new energies and directions in the community go to these guys. This has resulted in the development of a conference with a somewhat different feel. We have aimed for a conference that is more interactive and spacious, with a gentler pace.


We believe that this conference, while different, will be equally important in the unfolding life of the BodySoul Community. Gathering as a community will give us the opportunity to connect with each other and to be stimulated, energized and challenged y each others questions. We are looking forward to shring this time with you.

We are deeply appreciative of the support – in many forms – that has enabled us to create this conference experience.


The conference begins with registration at 4pm on Thursday, October 17 and ends after lunch (12:30pm) on Sunday, October 20.


For more information, visit the conference website at

Carol Jacobs,  Heather Miller, Madeleine O’Callaghan and Keren Vishny


This program is open to all women who have completed three Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Intensives.


Techny Towers Conference Center, Chicago, Illinois

Location Description:

Techny Towers is within the boundaries of Northbrook, IL, 12 miles from O’Hare Airport, 33 miles from Midway Airport, and 20 miles downtown Chicago.


The facility is dedicated to hosting meetings and conferences for non-profit organizations. It is a gracious facility with comfortable meeting rooms and air-conditioned accommodations. For more information, visit


Registration is now closed for this conference.

Fees below include conference fee, 3 nights lodging at Techny Towers and the following meals: Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch

$595, single room; $545, double room (private bath)

If you would like to register for this program on the BodySoul Community Conference website, please go to, then click on the Conference Registration Form, then at the bottom right click on the Conference Registration material PDF.


If you would like to enroll through the Marion Woodman Foundation website, click on “Enroll Now” below, which will take you to the application page. Scroll down to the BodySoul Community Conference/Seminar application and complete the form. This will then take you to our secure online payment program of Qgiv to make your payment.

Refund Policy:

The deposit of $150 is non-refundable. If you have paid for the workshop in full and need to cancel, your balance will be refunded up to September 20. After that date no refund is available.



14 CEUs available through the Marion Woodman Foundation for $15