Weaving Our Lives: Listening Within as Soul Becomes a Living Garment
Set in the land of enchantment in the beautiful high desert of New Mexico between Santa Fe and Taos, we will connect with the land in the outer world as well as our own inner nature. Through the weaving of our work, we will discover our own threads, find the unique expression of our truth, and explore the patterns of our own distinctive paths. With the support of our community, we will celebrate a BodySoul journey.
Join us for this in-person retreat following the format of BodySoul Rhythms® intensive workshops. The intensive format, which Marion Woodman compared with an initiation, allows participants to experience the work and its transformative power in an embodied way. We continue the work of Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner, and Mary Hamilton and will explore our inner voices through dreams, voice, dance, movement, art, and mask work. Held in the sacred space created by the group, participants are encouraged to express and embody the psyche’s energies, which may lead to the healing of old wounds and the emergence of new energies.
We recommend that you have some familiarity with the works of Marion Woodman. You can best access her work through her books and her recordings. Of her books, we recommend Addiction to Perfection, The Pregnant Virgin, The Still Ravaged Bridegroom, and Leaving My Father’s House. The retreat is limited to 21 participants and open to women who have completed at least 50 hours of Jungian analysis/therapy and 50 hours of bodywork. We request that you are fully vaccinated and boosted. This retreat is not sponsored by the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms®.
The retreat will be held at Truchas Peaks Place, a retreat center midway between Santa Fe and Taos. Deep in the heart of New Mexico, Truchas Peaks Place is nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, with panoramic views of the Truchas Peaks, the Jemez Mountains, and the Pedernal, made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings.
Please plan to arrive on Friday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. We will gather to welcome one another and have dinner. The days will begin at 9:00 am and end in the evenings and will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thursday morning will include breakfast and a snack before you depart by 2:00 pm.