Mythic Woman Dances:
A Restoration of Psyche Through Story and Movement
A 3-Part Series
Bi-weekly Fridays, February 19, March 5, March 19
9am - 11am Pacific, 12 - 2pm Eastern, 18-20h CET
Sessions can be attended individually
With Stefana Serafina and community
This series is an opportunity to experience our work more deeply
without committing to a longer journey, and at an accessible rate.
Mythic Woman. We do not have to call her by the same name to recognize her.
Wild or Wise Woman, Bone Woman, Inanna, Hecate, Wolf Woman, Big Turtle, First Mother, Spider Woman, the Well Maiden, Samodiva, Nymph, Persephone...
In stories and scripture, the Mythic Woman comes in many expressions and faces, but regardless of the tradition of her origin, her heirloom is unmistakable––the wild, the instinctual, the intuitive, the earthly and the cyclical, the poetic, the mysterious, the sensuous.
Inside us, she is DNA, both personal and collective, that keeps the codes for what is never-to-be-lost of the feminine earthly spirit–– and she is most easily evidenced in our bodies when we feel, sense, and move with freedom, dancing on the edge between mystery and practicality.
At important intersections of our lives, Mythic Woman finds us to infuse us with a new role, give us a torch to carry, entrust us with the carving out of a new path, induce us into a necessary life-and-death passage, or gives us a new “assignment”. But whatever she conjures up in our lives, her greater mission is one and the same: To make more soul for the world. To put the loose ends together and repair the broken tapestry of a world that has forgotten her but has gone mad without her.
The Series' Invitation
In this three-part series, you will be invited to explore both your longing and your responsibility to revive aspects of the mythic feminine and bring them into the ecosystems of a world starved for her soul and genius–– and for yours.
In each of the three sessions, we will tell a weave a web of stories that tell of a formative Mythic Woman character and center a specific role and purpose of the deep feminine. We will "move inside of the story", as we say in this body of work, and you will be guided through unique movement and deep-body® practices to investigate how you embody the mythopoetic qualities of the specific mythic woman, how they inform your soul story at this time, and what specific keys and assignments they have for your personal heroine’s journey forward.
Sessions can be attended individually. Recordings will be made available to all who register.
We recommend the entire series.Sessions can also be attended individually
SESSION ONE: Friday, February 19
Wakame and the Well Maidens
Wakame the Seaweed was once a young woman punished for the crime of knowing the language of forest, river, and ocean. She still keeps it at the bottom of the ocean, so that all who move like her, undulating and flowing, can remember the feminine ways. The Well Maidens were the guardians of the wells of wisdom and abundance, until….
Join us for the telling of stories of women who preserve the knowledge of how to live in harmony, reciprocity and reflection to the lands and the seas. Stories of very different mythological origin, they introduce us to the one inside us who is:
Keeper of flow. Protector of deep sensuousness as intelligence. Bridger of the visible and invisible worlds. Knower of the Underworld. Guardian of the deep well of feminine wisdom.
SESSION TWO: Friday, March 5
Samodiva, the Wild Dancing Women of the Forests
We weave a web of stories from the ancient folklore of Eastern and Northern Europe, including the samodiva, iele, elf, and huldra, who, in a myriad of languages and cultures are told to be the mysterious forest dwelling women who dance under the moon, in the mist, amidst the trees, in the dark night, often naked, sometimes around the fire. Skilled at magic, at home in the forest, seductive and dangerous, they are: Keepers of the mystery of dance. Guardians of the sanctity of the female body. Preservers of nature’s knowledge. Knowers of herbal medicine. Archivists of the untamable wild spirit. Embodiments of erotic superpower.
SESSION THREE: Friday, March 19
Bone Woman: She Who Knows
We will move with a convergence of stories about a woman older than time who often lives in a deep, dark cave that everyone has heard of but no one has seen. She has been sitting there for thousands of years, outside the reach of the world’s busy affairs, and although few know of her mere existence, she has been keeping the world turning, preserving the Earth’s intrinsic knowledge, weaving it into a garment or a rug or a spider web, or cooking it into soups and stews that contain the seeds and roots of all wisdom, or singing bones back to life. She sees in the dark, often keeps a fire as old as her, and in this way preserves all stories that have ever been told around a fire.
REGISTRATION FULL SERIES: $ 80 USD
OR REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
SINGLE SESSION : $30 USD
Session One, Wakame and the Well Maidens February 19
Session Two, Dancing Forest Women March 5
Session Three, Bone Woman, March 19
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