Wellsprings of Feminine Renewal VI: Seal Skin, Soul Skin: Stars Beneath the Sea

July 3, 2009 - July 9, 2009

This intensive offers a unique experience for women who are committed to deepening life’s journey. The foundation of this dynamic process is grounded in Jungian psychology and Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms®; work, as created by Marion Woodman, dancer Mary Hamilton and vocal coach Ann Skinner. This approach can reawaken the wisdom of the body, light the imagination, and promote integration through dreamwork, movement, and voice, enhanced by music, art, ritual, and poetry.

The fairytale “The Selkie” (or “Sealskin, Soulskin”) is our avenue to the world of the psyche. It explores the split a woman may experience between her driven or depleted ego, and her deep Self. Dry and landlocked, she may hear the sea’s call to immerse herself in the waters of the unconscious. In risking a descent to recover her feminine “soulskin”—her deeper instinctual wisdom—she may birth new life.

Movement offers a safe and natural means to nurture oneself, connect with buried energies, and embody one’s inner dance as it unfolds. Simple exercises in freeing the voice involve relaxation, breathing, and resonance to help find and release one’s authentic voice. These creative processes do not involve performance, and are attuned to the personal needs of the individual. The intensive provides an opportunity to engage the feminine in an atmosphere of openness, respect and care. 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., is a Jungian analyst and Registered 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 CIIS she teaches in the Somatic Psychology Doctoral program at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, the Leadership program for the Marion Woodman Foundation, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and other universities and healing centers internationally. With thirty-five years of clinical experience, her numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals explore the integration of body, psyche and soul in healing and transformation.

Dorothy Anderson, Ph.D., 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

July 3-9, Friday, 4:00 PM—Thursday, 10:00 AM. 4:00 PM is the check-in time at the facility. The program begins with dinner at 6:00 PM on Friday, July 3, followed by an evening session, and concludes on Thursday, July 9, 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.

Tuition: Please consult the program schedule at www.mwoodmanfoundation.org as the date approaches.

Fees include 6 nights lodging and all meals. Financial assistance is available.
CEUs: 45 hours of continuing education are available for MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs.

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

More Info: www.mwoodmanfoundation.org