Body to Body:
Wild Journeys into the Living Earth
Upcoming Journey: Body to Body with Animate Terrain
Sunday October 21 2018
@ Huckleberry Botanic Preserve and Vicinity, Oakland
Groups are limited to 12 people
Knowing one's body is to know one's a mountain.
Human and earth, body to body, the landscapes merging,
calling the wild soul back to these bones, veins, and hips.
Body to Body are small-group daylong journeys into the wilderness seeking a full-body encounter with our own wild psyche and soul-searches, through deep embodied communion and conversation with the animate earth.
Each adventure invites you to learn and explore the intimate topography and geology of your own body and to traverse your own inner nature––as you find yourself reflected, sparked, and enhanced by the natural landscape that holds us. For each edition, we will spend the day in body-to-body investigations and dialogues with a specific species or element as we cultivate our sense-ability, empower our wild soul, meet our deeper longings, and yield into our belonging to the larger-than human community.
A range of tools and practices will be offered for immersing in the elemental world, seeking nature’s guidance, and rediscovering your “deep body”– the meeting place of mind, senses, eros, and wild psyche.
We welcome those who identify as women as well as non-binary people interested in exploring through the female form.
PLEASE NOTE: The Body to Body daylongs involve a fair amount of walking and hiking (~35-40 % of our time together. If you are not an easeful hiker, this may not be a good fit for you. If you have Qs about this, or any other details, please email us at
WE ENGAGE IN
embodied conversations with the elements,
wild soul writing
impermanent altar building.
YOU MAY EXPECT TO LEAVE
Replenished, nurtured, sparked
Relishing in the poetry between your body and its earth
With insights, symbols, and new finds to support your journey onward
Having reconnected with fragments of self
A surge of creativity, voice, and vision
Hand-in-hand with Wild Muse and Mystery
A warm, heartfelt sense of belonging to all things
"EXPECT TO EXPLORE DEEP AND UNCHARTED WATERS WITHIN YOUR OWN BEING. STEFANA IS A TIMELESS AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL FACILITATOR. HER SKILLS IN PROVIDING SPACE AND PRACTICES TO BRIDGE ONE'S INNER WORLD AND OUTER WORLD ARE UNLIKE ANYTHING I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED."
Your Guide: Stefana Serafina
Stefana Serafina,M.A, is an embodiment educator, facilitator, and writer. She is the the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance, which has grown into an international platform for providing resources, experiences, and education for returning to our bodies’ inherent intelligence, creative and intuitive genius, and sensuous wisdom.
Stefana's teaching style weaves together various somatic and expressive arts approaches, embodied inquiry, body– and earth–centric practices, and the exploration of the archetypal and the mythical in the human psyche.
Based in the San Francisco Bay, Stefana has been teaching in California, Europe, and Central America since 2009, and, more recently, online. She also hosts and produces The Embodied Way Podcast, and authors the Embodied Way Blog.
$85––125 sliding scale
Please pay at the top of what you can currently afford
PLEASE NOTE: The Body to Body Daylongs involve a fair amount of walking and hiking (~ 30 % of our time together. If you are not down with hiking, this may be not a great fit for you.