Dreamdancing Group 2007-2008

September 14, 2007

This group is designed for women engaged in deepening their bodysoul explorations. Now in its sixth year, there are openings for the 2007-8 session, beginning in September.

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”) and creative methods from Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms®; approach. We also call on myths, fairytales, and Jungian theory 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: 1st weekend Friday, Sept. 14, 10am-5:30pm & Saturday, Sept 15, 3:30-6:30pm. Monthly meetings thereafter: 10:00am-1:00pm Fridays, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 7, 2007. Jan. 11, Feb. 1, March 14, April 4, May 9, 2008.

Location: A lovely, private dance studio with skylights in the Upper Market/Castro area of San Francisco, California.

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:If you are interested in applying for possible openings in the new series beginning September 2007, please contact Tina Stromsted for an application by July 1st, 2007 at [email protected] or Tel. (415) 668-7857. An initial consultation meeting will also be a part of the application process if you are new to the instructor ($140/hr.). For applications received after July 15th, Tina will respond on September 1st as she will be out of the country teaching through August. Thank you.

Tuition: $335 for the 1st weekend and $130 per session thereafter, with a one-time $35 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 available for MFT’s, & LCSWs. 35hours; $20 CEU registration fee.

Further Resources:
For information about Marion Woodman Foundation contact: http//www.mwoodmanfoundation.org

or http//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 contents and/or to purchase go to:www.springhournalandbooks.com

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