Wellsprings of Feminine Renewal V: Beauty and the Beast

September 15, 2008 - September 21, 2008

Come seek renewal at the autumn equinox. In a beautiful mountain retreat with panoramic views of the Pacific, we will travel pathways to the deep feminine. A former monastery, this site offers peaceful gardens, delicious food, and a swimming pool to nurture the bodysoul.

This year, the fairytale “Beauty and the Beast” is our avenue to the psyche, evoking crucial themes: an endangered feminine, a brutalized masculine, and the redemptive, but threatened power of love to bridge the opposites and achieve the sacred inner marriage. Deep psychological explorations will reveal its relevance to our personal journey and the wider world.

We dive into the riches of the unconscious through dreams, bodily states, and creativity. Authentic movement is a natural means to connect with buried energies, and discover one’s inner dance as it unfolds. Simple and playful vocal explorations help reclaim one’s true voice (often long denied), through relaxation, breathing, and sounding. This approach does not involve performance, and is attuned to the individual’s needs. Enhanced by music and the arts, these dynamic processes support individuation and integration.

This intensive provides an opportunity to engage the feminine and inner masculine in a safe and nurturing vessel. New participants are welcome. Previous participants are encouraged to continue the series to deepen their journey.


Meg Wilbur, MA, MFA, is a Jungian Analyst with a private practice in Los Angeles and California’s central coast. She is a founding member, vice president, and faculty of the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California. She is Professor Emerita of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, where she directed plays and taught voice for the stage. She often works as Associate Analyst with the original BodySoul Rhythms team.

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., past co-founder and faculty of the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley, teaches in the Somatic Psychology doctoral program at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, the Marion Woodman Foundation and other universities and healing centers internationally. With three decades of clinical experience, she is the author of numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals and an advanced Candidate at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Her private practice is in San Francisco.

Dorothy Anderson, PhD, is founder of The Adult Woman workshops. Former assistant dean at UCLA’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, she directed the Senior Fellows Program and taught interpersonal communication, leadership development, and conflict resolution. She brings a Jungian orientation to her speaking and consulting in areas relating to personal growth and leadership. She is also a SoulCollage facilitator and carves wood and stone in her California studio.authenticadultwoman.typepad.com

September 15-21, Monday, 4:00 PM-Sunday, 10:00 AM. 4:00 PM is the check-in time at the facility. The program begins with dinner at 6:00 PM on Monday, September 15, followed by an evening session, and concludes on Sunday, September 21, at 10 am.

Location Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ladera Lane Campus, Santa Barbara, California

Prerequisites: Open to women with at least 50 hours of Jungian analysis/therapy and 50 hours of active bodywork, or consent of instructor.

Deposit: $250.00

Single, dorm style: $1,815.00
Single, semi-private: $2,190.00
Double, semi-private: $1,960.00
Fees include 6 nights lodging and all meals. Financial assistance is available.

For registration contact:
The Marion Woodman Foundation
492 Corralitos Rd.
Corralitos, CA 95076
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 831-724-4040
Fax: 831-724-4044