SEEING WITH THE BODY
An Oceanside Daylong Immersion
with Stefana Serafina
SATURDAY JUNE 8 2019
10a–6p, Thornton State Beach, near San Francisco, CA
Group limited to 14 people
Seeing with the Body is to attune to the sense-based intelligence that surrounds us, the animate grid to which we belong. A way of seeing, a way of relating, and a way of living, Seeing with the Body is an invitation to know deeper than our thoughts, to access felt knowing through the sensuous vessel we live inside of, and to attune to the living communication and guidance of our allies in the natural world.
This daylong on a stretch of wilder, less traveled, and gorgeous Pacific oceanside will offer you practices and ways to explore the intimate topography and geology of your own body and traverse your inner nature, while finding yourself reflected, sparked, and enhanced by the natural landscape. You will be invited to your "deep body" where the mind meets senses, emotions, eros, and wild nature, and where the earth psyche whispers though your own. As this intimate and sensuous dialogue between your body and the earth emerges, you will be offered tools to not only trust this form of deeper intelligence, but to thrive in it, and be sustained by it. You will be offered, in other words, an initiation to living in the deep body as a way of being.
The daylong will emphasize a renewed experience and understanding of eros, the erotic nature of life and being, and the primal erotic bond between human and earth. Stefana will share for the first time the “Nesting with Eros” concepts and practices, which are the contemplations of her upcoming book with the same title.
Through uniquely designed embodied investigations, intuitive and creative movement and dance, sensual anatomy practices, full-body storytelling, and witness work, we will engage in the deep re-inhabitation of our wilder nature and deeper psyche, and seek to rediscover the erotic legacy of the female form as a pathway to waking our most inherent and purposeful capacities. Please note that we are seeking to rediscover and reclaim a revolutionary and unparalleled understanding and experience of eros and the erotic nature, and to rescue it from the unjust cultural definitions and new-age exploits which abound even in our most immediate social vicinity.
YOU CAN EXPECT TO WALK AWAY WITH
A new body story: A love story in which your body is the soulmate, the sage, the ally.
An extraordinary sense of living in and from your depth, and a new relationship to your erotic nature
Transformative personal insights to support you in living your greater myth
Your personal continuous dialogue between body and earth
New skills for walking your mystical path with practical feet
A nourished heart and body
An experience of unquestionable belonging
"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, writer, and 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, creative movement, earth and nature-centric practices, sensuality and mystery traditions, and embodied archetypal psyche. She is the founder of Intuitive Body & Dance, which has grown into an international platform providing resources, experiences, and education for returning to our bodies’ inherent intelligence and creative and intuitive genius.
For over a decade, Stefana has been teaching and facilitating transformative, movement-based embodiment in California, Europe, Central America, and online. Her facilitation and teaching have been called "life-changing and life-giving", "deeply penetrating and rekindling", a "masterful invitation to the timeless remembrance of who we are".
Stefana also hosts and produces the Embodied Way Podcast: Conversations About Coming Back to Our Senses in the Virtual Age.