Body, Ocean, and Eros: An Eco-Sensuality Immersion
Playa Viva, Mexico
Deep–Body Movement and Eco-Intimacy Retreat for All Genders
Sunday March 29 – Thursday April 2, 2020
Guided by Stefana Serafina, M.A.
Eros of the ocean, eros of the heart,
eros of the land, eros in the thread between us...
Eros as the oldest love story, a timeless conversation between the body and its earth,
eros as a restoration of the fabric
that weaves us into to the family of things.
Body, Ocean, Eros: The Mutual Restoration
Join us for five days at the unforgettable Play Viva regenerative eco–center, for the restorative practice and experience of eco-sensuality– a deepened and healing embodied intimacy with ocean, land, self, and one another.
Eco-sensuality is about finding the sensuous, the enlivening, and the tender-hearted in our relationship to our living world, its creatures, and each other. In this never ending conversation between our bodies, the lands that raise us and make us, and the oceans that hold our deepest planetary wisdom, there is a legacy to tap, a wholeness to regenerate, a mutual and most needed restoration that holds the key not only to our survival, but to our thriving. This immersion is an invitation to a many-layered exploration and restoration of your body and psyche in relationship to the living earth and its wild creatures, your inner wilderness, and your fellow humans.
See details about how our time together will be spent below.
Playa Viva is an earth-honoring community whose leadership has invested remarkable efforts over the last decade in the continuous and loving restoration of the land, ocean and native species back to their wilder, natural ecosystem, in integral collaboration and in support of local communities. The center offers unforgettable scenery, oceanfront movement and workshop space, the best eco-accommodations one can hope for, a turtle sanctuary, whale and dolphin watching, and world-class organic farm-to-table cuisine, all of this combined with their impeccable record of land and watershed restoration, deep commitment to and support for the local communities, natural building, permaculture, and 100% regenerative design. (Scroll down to see more about Playa Viva)
TAKING PART: Accommodation, Fees, Arrival & Vicinity
Rates are all inclusive and include your shuttle transportation from Zihuatanejo Airport (ZIH), 4 nights at Playa Viva, all state-of-the-art gourmet meals and non-alcoholic beverages, organic toiletries and bath products, and immersion fee.
REGISTRATION + CONTACT
About Stefana Serafina
Stefana Serafina, M.A., is an embodiment educator, writer, and embodied empowerment facilitator based in the San Francisco Bay. She is recognized for her unique and multi-faceted approach to body–based self–discovery and transformation, weaving together embodied journeying and expressive arts approaches, earth and nature-centric practices, sensuality and mystery traditions, embodied archetypal psyche, dance, and ritual.
Stefana is the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance ©, which has grown into an international platform providing resources, experiences, and education for returning to our bodies’ inherent intelligence, creative and intuitive genius, and sensuous wisdom. For over a decade, Stefana has been teaching and facilitating transformative, movement-based embodiment in California, Europe, Central America, and online, and developing the Deep–Body model that is at the foundation of the work.
Stefana’s facilitation and teaching have been called "life-changing and life-giving", "exquisite and evocative", "deeply penetrating and rekindling", a "masterful invitation to the timeless remembrance of who we are".
Her credentials include a Master's Degree in Communications with an award winning thesis on body image in modern culture, counseling training from the Interchange Counseling Institute, and a wide range of training, research, and experience in various additional modalities, including Authentic Movement, world dance, breathwork, indigenous traditions, drama therapy, history of the erotic, and women's studies.
Our Time Together: The Practice
Throughout the five days, you will be offered:
–– Unique Deep–Body® practices to assist you in the active bridging of your psyche and the psyche/soul of the living place. (Please find out more about the Deep Body Model of our work further below);
–– Explorations into the aliveness, sensuousness, and health of your body in relationship to the aliveness, sensuousness, and health of the land and ocean: Cultivating the mutual restoration of body, psyche, and habitat.
–– Intuitive and creative movement, full-body storytelling, and witness work for contemplating your life’s deeper questions and longings;
–– Opening your body and soul to the muses of the land in response to your unique searches;
–– An embodied experience of strengthening the erotic fabric of life within yourself. Cultivating the erotic bond between yourself, the animate earth, and other humans as a way of moving through life;
–– Accessing the guidance of your deep body for the next steps;
–– Exploration of your greater soul vision through the creative and intuitive genius of your body and its attunement to the Earth's dreamings.
––A lasting embodied experience of belonging to the family of things.
Overall, you can expect: Deep-Body® movement, intuitive dance, witness movement practices, embodied journeying. Togetherness and solo time. Exploration, contemplation and rest. Circle and ritual. Learning about habitat restoration and exploring how it relates to our own. Nourishing our bodies with extraordinary meals. Epic sunset swims and dances. Falling asleep with the lullabies of waves.