Workshops & Events
The Marion Woodman Foundation and BodySoul Rhythms® no longer offer or sponsor Workshops or Trainings. Workshops or Trainings based on BodySoul Rhythms® continue to be offered by those who have gone through the Leadership Training Program of the Marion Woodman Foundation.
We are happy to share information on these with you.
September 2022- August 2023
Image: "La Gallet des Reines" courtesy of Valérie Dumas
This one-of-a-kind training program combines expressive writing and Jungian themes with music and movement explorations, collage, dreamwork, and other modes of creative expression.
More detailed information including prerequisites and requirements, dates and fees, and application/registration form, is available at:
11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST
November 5✶, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4 and April
✶Canada remains on daylight saving until November 6
Image: Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, Antonio Canova, 1793 The Louvre, Paris
We will explore the Psyche and Eros myth from a Jungian archetypal perspective, as well as what it means to us individually and personally. We’ll be working with an adaptation which I wrote, based on different tellings of the myth. Particular emphasis will be on how this tale supports and illuminates the journey of the feminine.
Sessions will include gentle body work, teaching on the myth, discussion, and time for journalling.
Fee: CAD $300.00 total
✻ payable via interac e-transfer, cheque or Paypal ✻
✻ contact me for payment arrangements if needed ✻
I am asking for a commitment to all six sessions, as we
will move consecutively through the myth from start to finish.
I will not record the sessions, to ensure containment
For more information or to register
or call 778-239-8774
Alternating Mondays 10am-noon PST
Jan 9, 23, Feb 6, 20, Mar 6, 20
Join this online Zoom community where your voices can be understood and heard. These groups are designed to assist each member to explore the unconscious and the shadow in the tradition of Carl Jung using a method of active imagination called Voice Dialogue.
Fridays January 13, February 17
Saturday January 21
Time 11am - 1pm PST
Online via Zoom
Image: "She Who Gives the Dream"
by Meinrad Craighead
Dream images carry wisdom and guidance on the soul’s journey. Diving into dream images using Marion’s Woodman’s embodied BodySoul practices of movement, art, voice and writing allows the energy of your images to be revealed and expressed. Archetypal aspects of images will be discussed and incorporated to amplify personal images at the intersection of Body and Soul.
February 8- April 26th, 2023
10 am – 12:30 pm PST
Online via Zoom
Image: "Desert Dancers"
courtesy of Nancy Patterson
If your writing would benefit from the weekly rhythm of writing in a circle of openhearted and creative women, please join us for this twelve week online program.
The Countless Faces of the Feminine
BodySoul Brasil Workshop 2023
February 9 -12, 2023
Colombo - Parana - Brazil
(Southern Region Of Brazil)
We invite you to join us on this 4 days in-person, close to nature, workshop following the format of BodySoulRythms workshops as we continue the work of Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton in Brazil. As a participant you will experience this work and its opportunity for transformation and grow that connects the wisdom of the body to the rhythms of the soul and spirit.
Fee/ Contact Info:
R$3.255,00 (US$650), in Brazil e-Transfer, outside Brazil Paypal.
For more detailed information including prerequisites and requirements, dates and fees, payment options, location maps and application/registration form, is available at the BodySoul Brasil workshop web page: http://www.bodysoulbrasil.com/workshop-09022023.html
Body as Compass: Dreams & the Soul, with Tina Stromsted, Ph.D, Jungian analyst
Online presentation & embodied exploration
"In the deepest sense, we all dream not of ourselves, but out of what lies between us and the other." – C.G. Jung
Our bodies and dreams may be our closest links to the unconscious, expressing the soul’s longing through image, breath, gesture, the rhythm of our step, and the music of our speech. Dreamdancing® allows access to these rich inner resources on a cellular level, reawakening our natural rhythms, instinctual wisdom, and the songs of the soul.
Dreams carry treasures that enhance the meaning and depth of our life’s journey. Illuminating our inner landscape, they help us come to know disowned parts of ourselves, point to what we value, and provide guidance on our life path. Integrating C.G. Jung's Active Imagination approach with embodied methods, Dreamdancing® introduces the person to the inner world of body sensation, feelings, dreams and images as movement helps them build a bridge between body and psyche.
Integrating presentation with experiential exploration, this evening will support you in nurturing body and soul through expressive movement, drawing, and writing. In preparation, you’re invited to let a healing image come to mind – something comforting, warming, or sacred that’s meaningful to you – from a dream, nature, an object on your altar, or something from your daily life. Please find a comfortable place to move, and have paper, pen, and colors on hand.
Says Jung, “My soul, where are you? Do you hear me? I speak, I call you - are you there? I have returned, I am here again.” No experience is necessary, only curiosity and openness to engage the unknown.
For more information & registration: https://www.charlottejung.org/calendar#h.g5u47baznbz4
The Archetypal Death Parent and Toxic Shame:
A traumatising partnership with Daniela Sieff, Ph.D
February 21st, 2023
Online via Zoom
Image: "Hold You" by Beth Conklin
Jungian philosophy views archetypes as images that derive from the unconscious, and symbolise a universal aspect of human experience. The archetypal Death Parent symbolises harm suffered at the hands of a person or institution who we expect to nurture and protect us. The Death Parent’s energy is multifaceted. This webinar explores the Death Parent as toxic shame. Toxic shame is an embodied conviction that we are intrinsically and fundamentally flawed. When the Death Parent manifests as toxic shame, it is as if we are caught in Medusa’s gaze: we become paralyzed, frozen, and turned to stone. When toxic shame is internalised, we turn Medusa’s gaze in on ourselves and out on to others. Vicious, self-perpetuating spirals ensue. This webinar illuminates these spirals.
THE GOALS OF THIS WEBINAR ARE TO FOSTER GREATER CONSCIOUSNESS OF:
• The archetypal Death Parent • How the archetypal Death Parent can be manifest as toxic shame.
• Why internalised toxic shame often goes unrecognised.
• How unrecognised toxic shame distorts how we see ourselves and others.
• How unrecognised toxic shame drives us to behave in ways that traumatise both ourselves and others.
• How parents with unrecognised toxic shame, unwittingly create toxic shame in their children.
• How unrecognised toxic shame unwittingly creates more toxic shame.
BOOKING: • Details still to be finalised, so if you are interested then join my mailing list and you’ll be sent details of how to book (and get priority booking and discounted price) as soon as booking is available.
• Link to join mailing list: https://danielasieff.com/sign-up/
Dates: 23, 24, 25, 26 February &
18 , 19, 20, 21 May 2023
Where: Oak Maree House, 5 McNamara’s Rd., Millgrove, Victoria 3799, Australia.
This workshop is an exploration from a Jungian Perspective
of this process as outlined in The Pregnant Virgin by Marion Woodman.
We encourage you in this workshop to hold your tender heart in the strong protective layers of your bodysoul, as you move towards giving birth to your conscious feminine Self. The emerging feminine calls us to distill the Archetypal images in our stories and our dreams. This discovery brings
greater wholeness, healing and authenticity, and a well of creativity to draw upon.
‘A life that is truly lived is constantly burning away the veils of illusion, gradually revealing the essence of the
For more information and an application form contact: Josephine Dyer on 0408 370 217 or
Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia And Addiction
From March 1st to April 26th, 2023.
The study group will meet fortnightly
Online via Zoom
Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm, Brasilia Standard Time
The purpose of these Study Groups is to provide reflective moments on the feminine archetype.
This Group will be based on the book The Addiction of Perfection - Understanding the relationship between eating disorders and psychic development by Marion Woodman. In group discussions, the symptoms of eating disorders and their psychic dynamics will be observed. Oneiric images and problems related to sexuality and spirituality were also part of it. Dynamics involving body awareness, meditative processes can be included.
Marion Woodman was a pioneer in the study of the feminine and the relationships between body, mind, soul and spirit. Her work is based on the theory of C.G. Jung.
Meetings will be held in Portuguese.
Monthly fee: US $70.00
Contact: Marcia T. Bittencourt- firstname.lastname@example.org
May 4-10, 2023
Truchas, New Mexico
A BodySoul Retreat.
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 the work, participants will discover their own threads, find the unique expression of their truth, and explore
the patterns of their own distinctive path. With the support of community, this week will celebrate a BodySoul journey.
September 8-17, 2023
We will explore archetypal images in the caves, in our dreams, and in the beautiful landscape of the Dordogne Valley, France, with instruction from a gifted artist and
teacher who helps each person, novice or advanced, express their inner landscape.
“I’m no longer afraid of art”: 2019 Workshop participant.
Contact Carol Aalbers, Ph.D. at 775-690-3247 or
email@example.com for a full brochure
Venue: La Tour de Cause B&B Dordogne Valley,