The Center for the Divine Feminine ~ ‘Reinhabiting the Female Body’

March 29, 2009

Authentic Movement is a transformative practice that helps women (and men!) embody themselves, value their ways of knowing, and bring this wisdom back into the culture. Tina shares her experience and research on the use of active imagination in movement that takes women from the cultural effects of splitting from their embodied experience, an internalized negative self-image, a poor or distorted body image, and a devaluing of their instinctual wisdom to a process of re-inhabiting the body, and potentiating the integration of body, psyche, soul, and spirit.

Join us for an evening of Authentic Movement and learning how this practice is guided by sources often associated with the ‘feminine’ principle such as dreams, body responses, movement experiences and drawing. Please wear comfortable clothes for moving & bring a cushion for sitting on the floor. Please also bring an object from your altar, garden or kitchen that carries energy from the Sacred feminine for you.

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Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, BC-DMT is a Jungian Analyst, Somatic psychotherapist, and Registered Dance Therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. A founding faculty member of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral studies, and past co-founder and faculty in the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley, she currently teaches in the Leadership Training program in the Marion Woodman Foundation, the Somatic Psychology doctoral program at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, Public programs at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Expressive Arts Therapy program at CIIS, and in other universities and healing centers internationally. With over three decades of clinical experience, her numerous book chapters and articles explore the integration of body, psyche and soul in healing and transformation. Tina’s roots in dance and theater give rise to her life’s investigation of the creative process and embodied spirituality.

Fee: $15-20 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds