Witnessing Presence: Body as Compass – An International Authentic Movement Retreat

June 29, 2019 - July 5, 2019


With Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst & Dance Therapist
Assisted by Dana Davis, MA

“A bird not does sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”    – Chinese Proverb


Airbnb Tuscany Dream

How do we hold the tension between the opposites in today’s world, stay open to uncertainty, and cultivate curiosity about the unknown? This retreat offers an opportunity to illuminate your own voice and path – drawing from your inner landscape so vital to the individuation journey. Rooted in moving and witnessing practice, we will nurture creativity and further clarity through the exploration of gesture, touch, sound, words, song, art, dreams, and nature. Discovering ways to enrich yourself can deepen the centering, self-reflective capacities and compassion that allow you to find your place in the world.

We see, experience, and are moved by each other. We also tend to project onto ‘the other’ when there are differences. Witnessing is the practice of seeing, being seen; hearing, being heard; and opening to other perspectives – developing more patience, respect, and comfort with paradox.

Drawing from the work of Jungian Theory, Authentic Movement, BodySoul® Work, somatics, dreaming, drawing, voice exploration, and writing, we will explore the individuation journey in relation to bodily experience in the process of healing and transformation. Together, we can learn from and support each other in building a resourceful community.

This retreat is designed for those with a depth of experience in Authentic Movement, welcoming healing practitioners, clinicians, educators, artists, and those interested in growth and matters of the spirit.

Nestled in Tuscany’s beautiful rolling hills and vineyards, the private retreat center offers a peaceful, inspiring setting for self-renewal. Walking trails, delicious Tuscan cooking and a swimming pool enhance the experience.

Early Bird Price: $1,490 USD with paid by January 15, 2019.
Regular Price: $1,560 USD

Cancelation Policy:
Full refund minus $100 fee if cancelation is by May 1st, 2019. After that date tuition will not be refunded, however tuition can be applied toward a future workshop within a year.

40 CEUs available for MFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, DMTs, BC-DMTs, & RSME/Ts: $25 USD

Accommodation and meals: 76 Euros/ night for triple, 82 Euros/ night for double (6 nights) plus tax, paid directly to the retreat site upon arrival.

Enrollment is by application only. Deadline is April 10th, 2019; space is limited, early enrollment is advised.  Apply online or download the application and email to Tina. Please put “Tuscany Retreat 2019” in the subject line.

Contact Tina Stromsted at email: [email protected], or Tel.: (415) 668-7857  USA www.AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com


Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, RSMT/E,  BC-DMT is a Jungian psychoanalyst, Board Certified Dance therapist, and Somatics educator.  She was co-founder and faculty member of the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley (1993-2004) and a founding faculty member of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  Currently she teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Depth Psychology/Somatics Doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and as a core faculty member for the Marion Woodman Foundation.  With 45 years of clinical experience, and a background in dance and theater, she teaches at universities and healing centers internationally. Developer of Dreamdancing®, Embodied Alchemy®, and Soul’s Body®, Center, her numerous articles, book chapters, and webinars explore the integration of body, brain, psyche, soul, and community in healing and transformation. Tina’s passion is in engaging creative methods to support healing and growth, reclaim body wisdom, in-dwell with nature, and live a meaningful, soulful life.  Her private practice is in San Francisco.


Dana Davis, B.A. Psychology and M.A. Spirituality, completed a 3-year training program at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley (co-founded by Tina Stromsted and Neala Haze). Since 2005 she has participated in an ongoing Authentic Movement peer group and was a professional Flamenco dancer for 7 years in San Francisco, performing twice in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Dana owns and operates Sonoma Body Balance in Petaluma, California where she has been teaching Balance/Spinefulness posture since 1997. There she works to help others reduce or eliminate back and joint pain, re-align the spine, and improve posture. Dana is certified in the method of Balance/Spinefulness posture by the Balance Center in Palo Alto. She is also a graduate of the 3-year Advanced Studies Program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley and is certified to teach Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Scoliosis, and Yoga for Osteoporosis. She loves empowering others to heal themselves, and has a passion for lifelong learning and spiritual practice.