A Journey. A Rediscovery. A Training
Movement and Body Inspired In-Depth Program for Women +
ONLINE: The WORLD
Offered in TWO independent modules
LIVING IN THE DEEP BODY Module
MARCH ––JUNE each year
EMBODYING THE FEMININE GENIUS Module
OCTOBER ––DECEMBER/JAN each year
ALSO OFFERED AS IN PERSON 5-DAY DEPTH IMMERSIONS
in San Francisco Bay, California or in Portugal
With Founder Stefana Serafina, M.A.
Photography by Tiana Hunter Photography
Travel the uncharted territory of your deeper life. Rediscover your deep body and re-inhabit its intelligence. Rekindle your sensuous nature and erotic knowledge. Explore your personal myth and heroine's journey. Re-invite the mysteries back into the practicality of your life. Cultivate your embodied power and unique leadership. Give your gifts to your communities.
The two modules of this in-depth embodiment journey and skill training can be taken independently and in any order in the spring and/or the fall of each year. The full 6-Month Program is track & pre-requisite to completing our Embodiment Facilitator Training. (Complete at least one module prior to training)
WE BEGIN AGAIN....
Living in the Deep Body Module
ONLINE: March 26––June 18 , A 3–Month Journey
IN PERSON: 11–15, 2020 A 5-Day Depth Retreat In Sonoma, CA
or Sept 5–9, 2020 A 4-Day Depth Retreat in SouthWest Portugal
Embodying the Feminine Genius Module
ONLINE: October 22 ––January 21 2020
JOIN US FOR OUR FREE EXPERIENTIAL & INTRO CALLS JAN 26 and/or MARCH 1:
Living in the Deep Body: A Return to Wholeness
Deep body, deep psyche, and Earth.
Sense-ability, sensuality, and body knowing as intelligence. Living your personal myth and heroine's journey. Your deep body as pathway to unfolding your soul vision. Flow vs. trauma. Reconciliation.
BEGINS AGAIN: SPRING 2020
Online March 26 – June 18, 2020
In Person (Sonoma,CA) June 11–15 2020
Embodying the Feminine Genius:
Mastering the Sensual and Creative Legacy of the Female Form
Evolutionary legacy of the female body. Subtle sensual anatomy. Sexuality, emotion, and flow. Body, earth, and eros. Reconciling primary archetypes of the feminine psyche and our personal underworld. Female anatomy as an internal map of the greater journey. Evolution of the Mother Line: Changing the course
BEGINS AGAIN: AUTUMN 2020
Online: October 22––January 21
In–Person (SF Bay, CA) DTBA
Module ONE +TWO =
Embodied Ambassador Facilitation Training: Bring Deep–Body® and Movement– Based Facilitation to the Work and Communities You Love!
Sept 9 2020––February 2021
Complete at least one of modules to be eligible to participate in the training. You can finish the second module after the training.
THE DEEP BODY STUDIES IN A NUTSHELL
The Deep-Body Studies is an in-depth, 6-month curriculum offering a deeply experiential, in-the-body approach to interpersonal transformation, embodied learning, skill development, and leadership. The program is offered in two independent 3-month online modules or as depth intensive retreats in-person in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is an invitation to a many-layered, committed journey within your deeper life, your embodied intelligence and internal navigation, as well as your relatedness to the natural, greater-than-human world, the ancestral and collective psyche, and the elemental feminine.
In its entirety, the Embodied Study is designed to move you through all stages of embodied rediscovery and leadership:
––Re-inhabiting your ‘deep body’, the converging place of mind, senses, soul and psyche. Working with the layers of your deeper psyche to reconcile abandoned aspects of self and actualize your personal myth;
––Exploring and rediscovering the “geology” of the earth and the feminine principles within your own form and anatomy so that you can revitalize your life into new levels of aliveness, sensual fluidity, creative freedom and expression, and can rest in a newfound sense of belonging and purpose.
––Breaking-through to a new personal ground so that you can contribute with even more heart and impact to the people and communities you work and live with, becoming an ambassador for their embodied wholeness, empowerment, and liberation.
The Embodied Study Program is not only an invitation to authentic, deliberate, in-the-body homecoming; It is a call to the farthest and most meaningful stretches of your heroine’s journey.
WAYS AND METHODOLOGIES We engage all levels of the deep body, which is at the foundation of the DEEP BODY® model of our work. This approach includes the cognitive, physical, emotional, sensual/sexual, expressive, perceptive, and mystic/spiritual levels of body. "Body" in the context of this work is the whole embodied self as part of the greater ecosystem of life and the cosmos. This is the self that has access to her sensory intelligence, her intuitive perception and dreams, her felt truth, and her deeper inner nature, and is therefore connected to all of life and its intelligence.
CENTRAL TOOLS for our investigations are somatic intelligence and embodied inquiry, intuitive and creative movement and dance, creative writing and embodied voice, and sensual anatomy practices, witnessing and group partnerships, nature dialogues, and storytelling, all of these constituting the primary lens through which we work.
COMMUNITY You will stay continuously engaged, inspired and supported through peer partnerships, having one-on-one time with Stefana, and developing an integrative project of personal art over the course of the 3 months, which will be reenacted and embodied as a ritual and rite of passage at the end of the module. (See more about this in the WAYS: HOW IT WORKS section below)
HOW TO TAKE THE PROGRAM You can take the two modules individually and in any order. The complete 6-month journey offers the complete spectrum of possibility and benefit. Completing the entire program is also a track to participating in the Embodiment Facilitator Training, which is offered separately to those looking to bring creative body intelligence and movement-based skills and approaches to their work and communities.
Gain unique insight into the most charged themes of your life, and uncover resources for lasting, embodied change;
Rediscover your body, reconnect with its deep, subtle intelligence, the wisdom of your felt perception and living imagination;
Address deeply seated patterns of closure and holding in the body, and reinstate openness, flow and freedom in your internal system and outer life;
Reinstate creativity, sensuality, receptivity, and fluidity as the sustaining forces of your life;
Explore the layers of your personal mythology, the archetypal forces at play at this stretch of your journey, and gain perspective on the importance of your personal legend;
Overcome fears of aging, negative body and self- image, and self-esteem fluctuations. Ground yourself in a sense of wholeness, self-respect, and body love;
Discover the legacy of your female form, explore the feminine mystery in practical, earthly ways. Become deeply resourced in the elemental feminine;
Break-through to new levels of selfhood, expression, and leadership.
HOW IT WORKS (ONLINE EDITION )
We meet for seven bi-weekly LIVE VIDEO group sessions via Zoom, each one 2.5 hrs long. Calls are interactive and deeply experiential and are movement and somatic intelligence-based. These primary bi-weekly calls are led by Stefana Serafina and are primary curriculum, and we strongly encourage you to attend those live to the best of your ability! However, all calls recorded with video and audio, in case you want to revisit the practices, or can’t make the live calls.
We offer four (optional) deepen-in-practice calls led by our trained facilitators or trainees . In addition to the primary bi-weekly calls with Stefana, The additional practice calls invite you to stay connected to your body and the journey in-between group meetings.
Each meeting includes a presentation/discussion of one of the program's key explorations and of the tools through which we work, a guided intuitive body and movement practice, sense-ability meditations, embodied journeys and investigations, witness practices, group shares, and partner work.
Unique, exclusive recorded guided practices are offered after each session to ‘take home.’ They help you develop a deeper understanding of the work in-between meetings, and provide a facilitated landscape for to work with your material and integrate insights, on your own timing and from the comfort of your home.
You have full access to a Resource Page and a community page with recorded materials, worksheets, reading list, and guided audio practices.
You will develop a gradually unfolding integrative art project over the three months, a piece of personal art that reflects the learning and insights received both during and outside of group time. The completed project is enacted/embodied during our final session as a ritual and a rite of passage into new levels of selfhood.
You will be linked with a group partner for the duration of the program to share closely and regularly with. You also have access to our private online community where you can share, ask Qs, reach for support, and stay connected.
Signature Intuitive Body and Dance music-only playlists are provided to use outside of group time.
MODULE ONE. Living in the Deep Body: A Return to Wholeness
Deep Body and deep psyche. Sense-ability, sensuality, and body intuition as intelligence.
Re-inhabitation of the deep body. Personal myth, heroine's journey, and embodied breakthrough. Flow vs. trauma. Embodied health and wholeness.
**Can be taken as a 3-month online module or as an 5-day in-person depth immersion in Sonoma, California or in Southwest Portugal **. This description is for the online edition. Dates and rates below.
In the closely-knit company of strongly committed women, you will be guided and supported in exploring your deeper psyche through the visceral, direct and creative language of your body and your sensory awareness. You will be guided to the place where “mind and instincts mingle*”, where bridging the seen and the unseen becomes available, where focused self-study and self-expression meet and create change.
This is a rich opportunity to investigate your life’s most charged and significant questions and themes not through the lens of the thinking self alone, but in the language of your body’s awareness and inward-pointed senses, your intuitive movement and living imagination, mind-body dialogue, and your creative embodied expression. You will explore how you embody internal structures and patterns of closure in a way that is often unconscious yet decides much of the course of your path. You will work with your personal myth and the archetypal influences at play at this stretch of your journey. You will explore the charge of personal turning points and embody their pivotal dynamics.
Throughout the three months, you will develop a gradually unfolding integrative expressive art project, a piece of personal art that reflects the learning and insights received both during and outside of group time. The completed project is enacted/embodied during our final session as a ritual and a rite of passage into new levels of selfhood.
Encountering your deeper self and retrieving personal power while also being intimately supported by Stefana and the group, an opportunity is created to catalyze some of the most desired changes you have longed for in your life.
Module One can be taken independently and is the best module to begin with, although you cold also begin with Module 2 and follow with Module 1.