Embodying Conscious Femininity: A Descent into Body and Soul, Residential Advanced Exploration

Linda Kawer and Sherry Wheaton
March 13-16, 2014

In her book, The Dragonfly Principle, Mary Hamilton describes living her dancing self:

 

“Deep breath in, arms lifting in winged love, right foot reaches into the floodlights. My awareness shifts into another mode official website. I do not think steps, arms, shapes, rhythms, technique or about what comes next. My trained body executes the details of “how to dance” this piece. My mind shifts into a place of awareness without thought. I drop into a state of liquid gold forming me in shapes in space. The force traveling through the liquid gold moves through me and shapes into the designs in space.

 

A turning point … lift … release … catch … ah … extending effortlessly into space … to off balance … catch the suspension … ah… into descend … catch … ah … suspension into a moment … running wind against skin … reach for light … ah so deep, so long … ecstasy … surrendering to gravity … condensing … melting into a formless pool … spreading wide, wider … dissolving into nothingness … gathering into center … pouring out into the turning space … streaming into the spaces all around … oh … the joy … the beauty …”

 

As we take our first step out, beyond all we hold precious and all we have learned, we lean in, pull back, hesitate, all the while quivering with fear. The exhilaration of soaring, for all of us who have been stuck, can be so enlivening that it pulls us further and further from our center, forever losing the possibility of stillpoint. The recoil of this unconscious soaring brings us plummeting to the depths, no center to hold us. Can we consciously approach our center, allowing movement to emanate from the stillness? Here we pause, waiting for the next impulse. No longer at the mercy of our egos, we give in to gravity, allowing the downward pull to offer the spring to soar, always returning to center. These are the natural impulses that breathe life into our dancing selves.

 

Are you pulled toward the possibility of this? If you are, and if you have attended at least two prior Embodying Conscious Femininity Weekend Descent workshops or one Embodying Conscious Femininity Weeklong Intensive Descent, consider joining us this March 13-16, 2014 at Lifebridge Sanctuary in Rosendale, New York for a four-day Residential Advanced Exploration.

 

Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

 

Dates:
March 13-16, 2014, Thursday 6pm-Sunday 2:30pm

Accommodations:

Accommodations are at Lifebridge Sanctuary, Rosendale, New York, http://www.lifebridge.org

Fees:

Before February 1, 2014 fee is $1,050, after February 1, 2014 fee is $1,200.

Fee includes room, meals and snacks. Scholarships available, application deadline is February 1, 2014

Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

CEU’s:

Available for RN, MFT and LCSW – more details to come

Embodying Conscious Femininity: A Weekend Descent into Body and Soul

Linda Kawer and Sherry Wheaton
September 27-29, 2013

Embodying Conscious Femininity invites you to explore the frontiers of your unconscious in your own cellular being. Marion Woodman speaks of “the part of us who is outcast, the part who comes to consciousness through … mining our leaden darkness until we bring her silver out.”

You will have an opportunity to:
• Descend into the depths of this leaden darkness, touching into places where both old wounds and new potential reside
• Embody dream images, mine symptoms, explore movement and sounds, listen deeply to inner language and experiment with creative expression
• Inhabit the right brain’s implicit world of symbols, metaphors, and dreams
• Deepen your journey using fairy tales, journaling, dancing, and silence

We begin with the choice to go through a door into the descent. We end with the potential of new tools and the choice to close a door or to simply wait and listen. We begin to understand conscious femininity as deep presence to oneself and another, grounded in one’s own essence. We learn that change is possible by noticing, grounding, titrating, and gently expanding a resilience that allows us to stand in the presence of the unknown.

Dates:
September 27-29, 2013, Friday, 6-8pm, Saturday, 9am-5:30pm, Sunday, 9 am-3pm

How to Register:

How to Register:
Contact Linda or Sherry at sherryandlinda@consciousfemininity.com

Fees:

$350, $375 if registering after September 13. Meals are included with fee.

CEU’s:

12 CEUs available for RNs, MFTs and LCSW