Dreamdancing Group 2006-07: For BodySoul Women

September 1, 2006

This group is designed for women engaged in deepening their bodysoul explorations. Now in its fifth year, there are openings for the 2006-7 session.

Beginning with an introductory weekend, monthly three-hour sessions (Friday, 10am-1pm) offer participants the opportunity to enrich their explorations of body, psyche, and spirit through an integrative Jungian depth-oriented approach. Elements include working with dreams in the body (Dreamdancing), Authentic Movement (“active imagination in movement”), Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms®; work, and other somatic and creative arts therapies approaches. We also call on myths, fairytales, and our own inner and outer voices to inform our discoveries. Guest presenters join us from time-to-time to guide the grounding and opening of our embodied authentic voice, a resonant gateway to the unconscious. In an atmosphere of acceptance, curiosity, and care we engage the body’s vital energies, contacting the deep feminine and learning to live her wisdom in our daily lives. Bring your desire to feel more at home in your body, and the courage to live your dreams!

Meeting Dates: Beginning with a weekend orientation and deepening, Friday, Sept. 8, 10am-5:30 pm & Saturday, Sept 9, 3:30-6:30pm. Monthly meetings thereafter: 10:00am-1:00pm Fridays: Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 2006. Jan 12, Feb 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, 2007.

Location: A beautiful, private studio with sky lights in the Upper Market/Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. (Directions sent upon acceptance.)

Participants: This is an experiential & educational group. Participants have experience in Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms®; approach, or are familiar with Woodman’s writings. Some background in dreamwork, Authentic Movement, expressive arts therapy or other forms of embodied creative exploration that engage conscious attention is necessary. Ongoing analysis or psychotherapy with an outside therapist is required.

Registration & Tuition: Tuition is $325 for the 1st weekend (Sept. 9 & 10) and $130 per session thereafter, with a one-time $25 materials fee. The entire tuition for the series must be paid, even if you miss a session, and is due at our first meeting. Monthly payment plans are also available please post-date your check(s) and submit them at the first session. CEU’s are available for MFT’s & LCSW’s (35 hours; $15 admin fee)

Contact: Tina Stromsted for an application at TStromsted@aol.comor Tel. (415) 668-7857. (Tina will be teaching out of the country June 23-August 8 and will respond to all correspondence when she returns. During this time please contact my assistant, Rachel, with any questions or for an application at: yorkstconsulting@yahoo.com) Please return the application to Rachel via email, being sure to put “Dreamdancing” in the subject line. Thank you.

Further Resources:

For information about the Marion Woodman Foundation contact: http://www.mwoodmanfoundation.org orhttp://www.mwoodman.org/

” Body & Soul: Honoring Marion Woodman”, Spring Journal #72 includes chapters by Marion Woodman and other authors investigating the deep interrelationship between body, psyche and soul. To view table of contents and/or to purchase see:
http://www.springjournalandbooks.com/cgi-bin/ecommerce/ac/agora.cgi?p_id=00928&xm=on&ppinc=search1

Tina Stromsted’s chapter provides an overview of Marion’s life and work. To download please visit:http://www.mwoodman.org/mw_interviews.html