Awakening Body Wisdom through Dreamdancing® & Authentic Movement Retreat- A Five Day Retreat for Men & Women

May 6, 2012 - May 12, 2012


Green Gulch Zen CenterDreams carry treasures that enhance the meaning and depth of our life’s journey. Authentic Movement allows access to these rich inner resources on a cellular level, reawakening our natural rhythms, instinctual wisdom, and sense of self.  This five-day retreat offers a depth-oriented Jungian approach, integrating dreams in the body (Dreamdancing®), Authentic Movement, and creative methods from Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms® work.

From our earliest beginnings, empathic relating by the other is an essential component in the formation of the self. Recent advances in developmental neuroscience point to the right brain’s receptivity to nonverbal elements such as facial expression, voice tone, movement, music, imagery and the play of symbols in dreams and poetry. Authentic Movement provides affective mirroring and embodied presence as a foundation for the development of consciousness in the cells, and a sense of well being and belonging in the world. Sensitivity to the body can allow psychotherapists, educators, health care providers, partners, and parents to attend to this language as it arises in our experiences with others, and in ourselves, hearing the soul’s call and working with the obstacles to its fulfillment.

While exploring the guidance of our dreams, attending to the body allows us to more fully access the energies expressed through the textures, imagery, and unfolding action of the dream. Gestures emerge that can guide us toward where our life energy is directing us. Here, body and psyche can begin to work together. Studio sessions will be supplemented by seminars focusing on questions arising from your personal explorations, as well as applications relevant to your creative and professional work.

Tina has been offering international intensives overseas for decades; this is an opportunity to experience the work here in the US!  Nestled in a beautiful valley with lush gardens, hiking trails, and a short walk to the sea, Green Gulch Zen Center offers delicious vegetarian meals and a quiet sanctuary for personal explorations.

Prerequisites: This retreat is designed for experienced Authentic Movement practitioners.  Some background in dreamwork, expressive arts therapy or other forms of embodied creative exploration that engage conscious attention is necessary, as well as a background in personal analysis/psychotherapy.


$1650 (includes lodging & meals) with paid registration by February 29, 2012.

After February 28th the tuition is $1695.

38 CE credits available for MFT’s, LCSWs,  LPCCs, & DMTs; $25 admin fee


Enrollment is by application only. Deadline is March 30, 2012; space is limited, early enrollment is advised. Please contact Tina Stromsted at email: [email protected], or Tel.: (415) 668-7857 USA;


Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, BC-DTR is a Jungian analyst, Somatic psychotherapist, and Board Certified Dance therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. Past co-founder and faculty of the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley and a founding member of the Women’s Spirituality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), she teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, in the Depth Psychology/Somatics Doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, with Marion Woodman and her team in BodySoul Rhythms™ Leadership Intensives, and numerous universities and healing centers internationally. With roots in theater and dance and thirty-five years of clinical experience, her publications explore the integration of body, mind, psyche and soul in healing and transformation. Tina’s passion is in engaging creative methods for healing and growth, reclaiming body wisdom, in-dwelling with nature, and living a life of soul.

Margareta Neuberger will be assisting. With an M.A., in Somatic Psychology, Margareta is a teacher and practitioner of Authentic Movement, somatic educator and massage therapist, who has explored the interconnectedness of healing, spirituality and creativity for the past 30 years. A native of Germany, she moved to San Francisco in 1984, after completing a B.A. in Theology. She has worked in private practice since 1989, offering Authentic Movement to individuals and groups as an embodied meditative and healing discipline. Margareta is the mother of 9 year old Lukas.