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)


Completion of 1 Marion Woodman Foundation Intensive


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.


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.


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.