The History of the Marion Woodman Foundation: A Free Teleconference Call

Join Colleen R. Russell, MATP, for a free teleconference call on the History of the Marion Woodman Foundation and the Development of the BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training.

• How did it begin?

• What is the purpose of the work?

• What is the future of the work?

• How do I find out more?

Join in the conversation with co-founders Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner, along with Paula Reeves, PhD and Jungian Analyst Meg Wilbur.

Call in Number and Access Code:
This is a Free Teleconference call – the number is 641-715-0700, Access code: 125931#
(For International call-in numbers check https://www.freeconferencecall.com/, international numbers).
The call will be recorded.

Call Time:
The call will be on April 10, 2017, 4-5:30 pm Pacific Time

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.

Ann Skinner

Ann Skinner is Head of Voice Emerita at Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival and former Head of Voice at the National Theatre School of Canada. From her clown and mask training with Richard Pochinko in the 1970s, she adapted the process of working with masks to her exploration of the origins of the letters of the alphabet, and to the psychological process in the creation of BodySoul Rhythms®. Her work has taken her across Canada, the UK, Europe, and the US. The learning never stops.

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 cajacobs6@aol.com or call 804-752-7989 or the Chrysalis Institute in Richmond, VA at http://www.chrysalisinstitute.org

Fees:

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.

Shakespeare’s the Tempest! Playing With the Play: An Experiential and Improvisational Workshop

Ann Skinner and Meg Wilbur
November 14-19, 2014

A letter from Ann Skinner and Meg Wilbur

If you have loved BodySoul Rhythms® over the years, you will love this opportunity to continue your inner journey, this time through the magical vessel of theater, a core element of BodySoul Rhythms®. We invite you to join us in the adventure of “play”, where exploring another “character” becomes the avenue to self discovery. As with the masks, this is a call to unexplored areas within, whose energies and psychology can be surprising and liberating.

There is no need for theater background, as there is no performance; no need for “actors” except as we are all “actors” of our own lives. Instead there are Shakespeare’s powerful characters, his evocative language – and the magic of this unique journey. Imagine a storm tossed island, where strange creatures dwell. A shipwreck, a lost magician Duke, his languishing daughter, a strange man-beast, an elfin sprite!

“This island is full of noises.” Imagine exploring the coves and forest groves of this dreamland with us, freeing your own “Caliban beast”, flying with the sprite Ariel, seeking your own “Prospero wisdom”. What might these energies be within you? What surprises lie hidden in the caves?

As always, there will be opportunity for dream work, enriched by our sojourn, as well as poetry and art. Our focus will be a deep immersion in embodied sound, word, image – all avenues to soul, to healing, and to enlarging, ex-pressing!

Come play with us on Miranda’s enchanted island!

Ann and Meg

This workshop is offered at the beautiful La Casa de Maria retreat center in the Southern California wine country of Santa Barbara. La Casa offers a soulful renewal with its gardens, fountains, labyrinth, and woodland walks. Take a dip in the swimming pool. Meditate in the chapel. Meetings occur twice daily, so there is quiet time for rest and reflection.

This Seminar qualifies as a make-up Seminar for any woman from the Leadership Training Program who is completing requirements toward her Certificate of Completion. It is also available to all women with 1 or more intensives who want additional professional development.

 

(The program begins with dinner on Friday and ends at noon on Wednesday – lunch is not included on Wednesday)

Prerequisites:

Completion of 1 Marion Woodman Foundation Intensive

Location:

La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara, California

Location Description:

La Casa de Maria is an interfaith, non-profit retreat and conference center situated on a  26-acre site of oak woodland, orchards, and gardens. The environment at La Casa is uniquely beautiful and peace giving, making it an ideal place for programs focused on meditation, spirituality, personal growth, community service, environmental awareness, education, and art.

Fees:

Single Room Fee is $2,295 (Tuition is $1,395; room and board is $900)

Double Room fee is $2,045 (Tuition is $1,395; room and board is $650)

Fee includes tuition, 5 nights lodging and all meals starting with dinner (November 14) and ending with breakfast (November 19)

 

TO ENROLL: Click on the Enroll Now button below and then scroll down to the “Seminar Application” link. Click on that link and complete the Seminar Application, then submit the $250 deposit.

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before September 14, we will refund your fee less $100. After September 14 we cannot refund your fee unless we can replace you in the program. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you (after September 14), we will refund your fee less $250 plus any charges incurred at the facility. We must have notice of cancellation in writing.

Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can’t attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute. We cannot refund your fee if one of the instructors cannot participate. Once enrolled, if you must transfer to a different program, a $100 transfer fee will be charged.

CEU’s:

27 hours/units of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFT’s, LCSWs, and RNs. Most U.S. states accept these CEU’s. Please check with your state licensing board.

MWF-BSE Intensive Renewal 2014: Re-Newing Our Relationship to the Shadow

Marian Dunlea, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner
September 6-12, 2014

The original work of BSR® was to awaken consciousness of shadow material in order to release energies of the Soul.

 

In the Intensives, the Jung/Woodman models of the psyche, dreams, body/voice, mask, and artwork facilitate the emergence of shadow and the beginning of its integration with the Self.

 

Renewal was intended as a time for those already practiced in these basic tenets of BSR® to deepen their experience and to recognize the evolution of the shadow figure or material already in consciousness as evidenced by the mask.

To confront a person with her shadow is to show her her own light.  (“Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology” (1959). In CW 10. Civilization in Transition. P.872)

In this workshop we will be re-newing our relationship to the Shadow.

• Choose to work with one of your masks to experience the shadow material “newly”.

• Choose to make a “new” mask of shadow – one knocking at the door of consciousness.

• Work with your mask of presence and your shadow mask creating a conversation between the stillpoint and your shadow figure.

In this way, we will “re-new” our connection to the Shadow by exploring and integrating its ever-revealing energy. We will listen to the dream’s resonance in the body, tracking where the energy wants to go.  A soul’s journey is never done – vulnerable, spiritual, human being always.

 

With enthusiasm and love, we invite you to join us in the work and in the play learn the facts here now.

 

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST PLEASE CONTACT LORI AITKEN AT OFFICE@MWOODMANFOUNDATION.ORG

Prerequisites:

Enrollment is limited to graduates of the Marion Woodman Foundation Leadership Training Program or qualifying BodySoul Europe members.

Location:

Croydon Hall, Felons Oak, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6QT, England, UK

Location Description:

The accommodations are a mixture of single ensuite (with private bath in room), single with shared bathroom and double ensuite (with private bath in room). All linens and towels are provided.

The facility has wonderful gardens to relax in with outside seating, a heated swimming pool from May to November, and a modern spa with Jacuzzi, two saunas and steam room which can be pre-booked. For more information go to http://www.croydonhall.co.uk

Fees:

Single room A- ensuite (private bath in room) is $2,704 ($1,385 tuition + $1,319 room/board)

Single room B – shared bath is $2,629 ($1,385 tuition + $1,244 room/board)

Double room A – ensuite (private bath in room) is $2,479 ($1,385 tuition + $1,094 room/board)

Double room B – shared bath is $2,404 ($1,385 tuition + $1,019 room/board)

 

Fee includes 6 nights lodging and meals (beginning with dinner on September 6, ending with breakfast on September 12)

Refund Policy:

If you cancel before July 6, we will refund your fee less $100. After July 6 we cannot refund your fee unless we can replace you in the program. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you (after July 6), we will refund your fee less $250 plus any charges incurred at the facility. We must have notice of cancellation in writing.

Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can’t attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute. We cannot refund your fee if one of the instructors cannot participate. Once enrolled, if you must transfer to a different program, a $100 transfer fee will be charged.

CEU’s:

40 hours

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.

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

How to Register:

Contact Chrysalis Institute on their website at http://www.thechrysalisgroup.com. For questions about the program contact Carol Jacobs at cajacobs6@aol.com

Fees:

$650

Awakening the Natural Voice: A Workshop With Master Teacher Ann Skinner

Ann Skinner and Tina Stromsted
February 14-16, 2014

Opening to our embodied, authentic voice is a potent part of women’s individuation process — a resonant gateway to the unconscious and an essential capacity for finding our standpoint, expressing our heart, and living more fully in the world.

Master voice teacher, Ann Skinner, returns to the San Francisco Bay area to offer an intensive weekend in working with the natural voice! Co-founder of BodySoul Rhythms©, Emerita Head of Voice Emerita at The Stratford Shakespearean Festival, and formerly Head of Voice at the National Theater School of Canada, Ann brings an amazing genuineness and profound depth and creativity to her work, which she offers in many countries.

An integral part of Tina Stromsted’s monthly Dreamdancing group, as space allows this weekend workshop will be open to Dreamdancing alumni, women who’ve participated in BodySoul Rhythms® intensives and/or those who have a depth background in personal analysis/psychotherapy and embodied explorations that engage conscious awareness (e.g. Authentic Movement, Expressive arts therapy, embodied dreamwork, etc.).

Please join us for this rare opportunity to free and deepen your natural voice with Ann Skinner, here in the Bay Area! Early registration is recommended.

 

Dates:
February 14-16, 2014, Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-3pm

How to Register:

If you are interested in applying for this weekend, email Tina@AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com; please write ‘Ann Skinner Weekend’ in the subject line.

Accommodations:

A list of nearby hotels will be sent upon registration

Fees:

$485 for the weekend

CEU’s:

17 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, DMTs & BC-DMTs