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.  


Alternating Mondays 10am-noon PST

July 11, 25, Aug 8, 22, Sept 12, 26

Transform Your Life Through Embodied Active Imagination: Online Voice Dialogue Group
with Elaine Rosenson, M.A., LMFT

“Don’t talk about being true to myself

until you are sure

to what voice you are being true.” 

-Coming Home to Myself. p.96

Join our 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*.


Similar to the Dance of Three, created by Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton in their BodySoul Rhythms® programs, Voice Dialogue also has three aspects of consciousness. The person who is the “Mover” is asked to embody and give voice to any and all aspects of the mind/body/soul that desires expression. This includes images from dreams, waking life, belief systems, protector parts of us and parts of us that are disowned. The facilitator “mirrors” this expression and holds a presence with warm curiosity. The group serves as the Container holding a sacred space as they witness the moment to moment unfolding of the unique experience of self.


“In creating, we are created.” – Marion Woodman


The interaction of these three aspects of consciousness creates a strong embodied aware ego process which allows a person to integrate the different and often conflicting aspects of self. This integration process promotes individuation and a sense of wholeness, self-acceptance and choice. This is a non-judgmental place to do deep personal work while learning a powerful new approach with clients! You will learn through didactic teaching, experiencing, and dreamwork.


*Voice Dialogue was originated by Dr. Hal Stone, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst, and Sidra Stone, Ph.D

Led by Elaine Rosenson, M.A., LMFT


Registration:$60 per session payable monthly

Email for interview appointment to join group at any time during series or call (818) 501-3118

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Image: "She Who Gives the Dream"

by Meinrad Craighead

4 Fridays:
September 9, 15, 22, 30
Time 11am - 1pm PST

Online via Zoom

Wild Soul Dream Salon Series 
with Andrea Wells, MFT 

"Dreams come out of our earth and to work with a dream we have to take it back in to that earth."​

-Marion Woodman


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.

"Absolutely loved the Wild Soul Dream Salon with Andrea... the dream work and ways of exploring our images was deeply soul nourishing and Andrea held our group container and our individual dreams with skillful depth. I learned a lot and also got to do a deep dive into aspects of my own psyche and the images she holds. Would definitely recommend.”    Suyai S. Somerset, UK

“The Dream Salon is a safe and sacred space where we explored our dreams and learnt ways to deepen our connection to dream image and meaning. Andrea holds a wonderful space with ritual, love and insight. The women I journeyed with in the salon were international, had depth and a genuine connection to Psyche, I highly recommend.”  AH - UK

Link to Andrea’s article on Dreams and Destiny 

Deep Dream Diving:

Individual Dream Session also available.
Contact Andrea at

FEE: $485 - Registration confirmed upon receipt of payment. Due by September 1st.

CEU's pending: 10

Payment methods accepted: 

Zelle 831-234-9106

Venmo: @Andrea-Wells-39 PLEASE add any fees if using credit card through Venmo. 

PayPal direct link

Cancellation Policy: Due to limited group size I cannot offer any refunds once you have registered. 

If you cancel prior to September 1st, I can offer a 50% credit toward a future offering.

Andrea Wells

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Image: "La Gallet des Reines" courtesy of Valérie Dumas

New in September 2022

Body Soul Writing Teacher Training Program
with Marlene Schiwy

After more than three decades of creating hundreds of workshops and retreats for women in Canada and internationally, Marlene Schiwy is offering an Intensive One Year Teacher Training Program for women who want to develop their own workshops. 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.


This training will cover all facets of facilitating inspiring workshops and soulful spaces that nurture women’s creativity. Topics will include creating content and deciding on form and structure, determining registration fees, ensuring trust and safety in the group, teaching in person and online, and much more.


If you would like to offer workshops for women that include a substantial writing component, expand your current work with clients to include more expressive writing, or step into your role as a teacher in a more grounded, confident, and effective way, please contact me to discuss whether this program might be a good fit for you.


This program will be conducted primarily on Zoom and most sessions will be held on Sundays. It includes approximately three monthly sessions with regular email contact between sessions as well as quarterly one to one meetings.


At the end of twelve months, participants will be ready to offer their own workshops for women. A Certificate of Completion will be issued.

More detailed information including prerequisites and requirements,

dates and fees, and application/registration form, is available at:

Please note:  The early registration deadline has been extended to July 10th

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May 4-10, 2023

Truchas, New Mexico

Weaving Our Lives: Listening Within as Soul Becomes a Living Garment
with Jean Palmer-Daley, Nancy Romig, Vernessa Foelix, and Joan Abraham

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.  

Join the retreat leaders 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 psyche’s energies, which may lead to the healing of old wounds and the emergence of new energies.

It is recommended 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. You are requested to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

The image of Moon and Four is used with kind permission of the artist, Lindsey Leavell. Her work is available online at

Click Here for more information & application

Toni D’Anca • • 805.455.9941 •

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4, 5, 6, 7th August

10, 11, 12, 13th November 2022

Where: “Oak Maree’ House, 5 McNamara’s Rd Millgrove, 3799 Victoria, Australia

Claiming our Lost Treasures: Bringing the Gold home
An exploration from a Jungian Perspective of the well-loved fairy-tale, Allerleirauh
in 2 X 3day residential workshops 
with Josephine Dyer, Leeanne Carleton, Marilyn Copeland

Here in this place of mountains and water we will meet each other and listen to the deep still waters within. In the light of recent events, both locally and worldwide, we offer these workshops to women in our community to
support them in bringing the feminine to consciousness.


We encourage you to bring your dreams and life experiences to work with the energy through story, dance, art and meditation, to open and develop the symbols that come to

Marion Woodman says: “I thought of the Grimm’s fairy-tale of Allerleirauh. There’s a story of the feminine releasing herself from Patriarchy.”
“If we concentrate on the images in our stories and dreams until we distill their truth, we ground ourselves in the reality
of our own imagery. In finding our own story, we assemble all the parts of ourselves.”

This process enables us to build a firm human middle ground, a BodySoul container for greater wholeness, healing and
authenticity, and a well of creativity to draw upon.

Suggested Background Reading:
Dunlea, Marian: BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma.
Woodman, Marion: Leaving my Father’s House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity, and
fairy-tale: “Allerleirauh” the appendix.
Optional: CD’s: Sitting by the Well with Marion Woodman. 

Workshop Fees: 2 x $600 Includes Accommodation, Meals, Morning & Afternoon Tea.

Applications and payment need to be made no later than 8th July 2022

For more information and an application form contact: Josephine Dyer on 0408 370 217 or

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September 9-18, 2022

La Tour de Cause B&B

Dordogne Valley, France

Caves of Painted Dreams
Dreams, Symbolism and ART in the Painted Caves of France
with Resident Artist Kirah Van Sickle

“What gives this art its power is that it makes us dream”

Jean Clottes

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.

The painted caves of southwestern France are
the perfect metaphor for the internal journey to the unconscious that we experience each night in dreams. Art is a visual language of symbol and metaphor which has
been the language of humankind since the first
dawning of human consciousness.

Nowhere is that more evident than in these beautifully painted caves which likely functioned as sacred spaces for early humans. C. G. Jung and Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman believe that by learning to remember and attend to our dreams, we can discover more about ourselves and our
relationships to others. Utilizing active imagination and recording our own
dream images with various art mediums, will enhance our experience and aid in our inner journey.

On a typical day we will have a dream workshop/drawing session after breakfast to connect/elucidate our own images. We will then visit one of the painted caves in the area. Lunch together provides time for discussion
with some afternoons free to hike, kayak, bike, rest, or visit some of the other wonderful sights in this area including castles of all sorts, duck farms, and wineries. We will reconvene in the evening to experience ways to further amplify dreams with art-making, mixed-media
techniques, music, movement, and guided imagery.

Workshop is suitable for professionals as well as lay persons, anyone, man or
woman who are interested in dreams symbolism and archetype

Fees: $3900 per person, double occupancy, $4900 Single Occupancy. Fees include accommodations, most meals and site entrance fees and guide fees.
(Airfare and Ground Transportation is not included)
Enrollment is limited to 10 so apply as soon as

CE’s: 26 CE’s are available for Nevada MFT’s and Psychologists. I can supply documents for you to request your state’s acceptance of the CE’s

More Information:
Contact Carol Aalbers, Ph.D. for a full brochure


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September 16 to 18, 2022

Online via Zoom

Professional Development Training in BodyDreaming® Module 3:

The irritant in the oyster shell becomes the pearl

with Marian Dunlea with Abigail Whyte and Pauline Sayhi

After Module 1 “Nature, Attachment, Soul” December 2021 and Module 2 "At the stillpoint, there the dance is" April 2022, we continue the BodyDreaming training journey with Module 3 "The irritant in the oyster
shell becomes the pearl" September 2022.

Psychological Complexes can besiege us, tyrannize us and hold us, our communities, and our earth captive for a lifetime and over many centuries. We can see this archetypal happening in global terms with
colonization, white supremacy, the rise of dictatorships and in the private domain with increased dependency on addictive behaviours and dissociative responses.

With our current understanding of neurobiology and in particular the mechanism of the Autonomic Nervous System, with practice, we can free ourselves from the vice grip of the complex. “The via regia to the Unconscious“, as Jung pointed out, “ not in the dream, as he (Freud) thought, but the
complex, which is the architect of dreams and symptoms” (1934/1969, A review of the complex theory).

BodyDreaming works alongside the architect of dreams and symptoms to unhook us from the complex and thereby allow for greater coherence and wholeness in the system within and without.

This module will bring together our experience and understanding of a complex and its intimate relation to our nervous system, since the two are “essentially connected through reciprocal action” (Jung, 1972, On psychic energy II). By paying attention to our “feeling-toned complexes”, we will work somatically to free up bound energy, old patterned responses to personal and collective trauma. The work will bring more fluidity to our whole system, physically, mentally, emotionally, psychically, and culturally. The complex can shut us down, cause symptoms and illness, isolate and marginalize us or make us think we can dominate our world, our earth, and our planet. In bringing attention to the feeling–toned complex we uncover the depth of feeling that lies underneath, and begin the transformative healing work in the safe container of the
witnessing other – the group. Taking the metaphor of the pearl in BodyDreaming, what was once the irritant in the shell, the complex, has the potential to become the pearl.

The training weekend will comprise of theory and practice, experiential learning and embodied practice sessions, dream work, movement, voice work, ritual and art. We work in large group sessions and in small break-out practice sessions. We have a group of assistants providing containment and guidance for the small break out practice sessions. Each small break-out group will have an assistant present.

Requirements and Recommendations
BodyDreaming training is based on modules taught over a 3-year period, 3 modules per year.


In order to receive the Certificate of Completion participants are required to participate in all 9 modules, which will be held online. In addition, participants are required to attend an in-person BodyDreaming /
BodySoul workshop – either mask or fairy tale.


Each of the 9 modules builds incrementally on the previous one. If you have missed Modules 1 and/or 2, you will be offered the opportunity to watch them online before partaking in Module 3 once you have registered. However, before final completion, you will be required to attend additional module(s) or workshop(s) in their place.

Module 3 Dates
Friday September 16th from 2 to 8 pm, Saturday September 17th from 2 to 8 pm, Sunday September 18th from 2 to 5 pm. Timezone: Dublin (Ireland Summer Time).

Please plan on attending all sessions.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Tuition Fee: €390
CPDs: 15 hours

Please contact us at to receive the application form.
Instructions about payment will be provided once your application has been processed.

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 September 8-11, 2022

Abbazia di Novacella, South Tyrol, Italy

Embodied Jung Conference

In these challenging times there is a great need to deepen our understanding of the mind/body/spirit connection, the interplay of emotions, and the development of consciousness.  Recovering a sense of agency in living a compassionate, embodied life is at the core of our individuation journeys, individually and collectively. Experiencing the interconnectedness of all sentient life, understanding “lived experience” and “felt meaning” are at the root of Jung’s work.  How these experiences affect our relationship to self, other, and the world is at the heart of this conference. 

Jungian analysts and BodySoul teachers Tina Stromsted and Marion Dunlea will join other international Jungian colleagues and Somatic/movement practitioners to present "embodied lectures" and movement experiences dedicated to the integration, awareness, and essential nature of somatic experience in the analytical process and in any lived experience.  A 12th century Abbey with a timeless library, a chapel, & beautiful vineyards will be our home during these days.    All are welcome!  Students and practitioners of psychotherapy and/or somatic, body-centered disciplines are especially encouraged to attend. We hope you’ll join us as we explore these themes in community in this beautiful part of the world! 


Registration closes July 15th!   

For more information and registration:

Travel information: 

Conference fee & Lodging:

2 Registrations & Double Room Cost: 1680 Euro Total

Registration & Single Room Cost: 900 Euro

Wine tasting tour available (payable onsite)

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Image: "Desert Dancers"

courtesy of Nancy Patterson

Wednesdays, September 14 - November 30

10 am – 12:30 pm PST
Online via Zoom

Wild Women Writing Circle
with Marlene Schiwy

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.


We will explore a wide variety of writing styles and genres. Weekly sessions will include teaching and discussion of the writing process, writing together, and small breakout groups where everyone is invited to share their writing.


This workshop is open to everyone, whether you are a beginning or long time writer.

In preparation for this workshop, please read one of
Marlene’s books: either A Voice of Her Own: Women and the Journal Writing Journey, or
Gypsy Fugue: An Archetypal Memoir.​

Place: Zoom platform. Details will be sent to participants.

Fee: CAD $835 in Canada (e-transfer or personal cheque) USD $835 outside Canada (Paypal or personal cheque)

(Includes workshop materials to be sent as Word and PDF files, individual consultations, and optional written feedback on a short piece of writing.)

For more information or to register,

email Marlene at

or call 604.734.3554 

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Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, and Nov 4 2022
11AM - 1PM PST

Online via Zoom

Psyche's Circle
Experiential Study Group
with Andrea Wells MFT

“The true gifts of the unconscious are hard won; revelations of the mysterium tremendum are more than most of us can bear. We cannot roam with abandon in the precincts of the spirit. ~~~~Our vessel must be such that we can receive and hold these enormous influences. Soul takes up residence on earth in our bodies, affects, and imagination – and in human wisdom and logic.”
-Nancy J. Dougherty and Jacqueline J. West


Psyche’s Circle participants will delve deep into excerpts from written works of Marion Woodman, with a sprinkling of other favorites.

Deep inquiry and discussion allow each woman to discover and experience an awareness of her own soul’s inner gold, shadow, complexes, and guiding dream images. Bodysoul dreamwork practices; movement, art, and writing, and Active Imagination provide for the experiential expression of soul as we explore, discover, embody and bridge the inner and outer worlds.

Tuition: $485.00
Registration/ Payment due September 1st, 2022. 
CEU’s :10 units pending approval 
ZELLE 8312349106
VENMO: @Andrea-Wells-39
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Andrea Wells