Join us for a weekend women's immersion, a journey of freeing the "deep body".
SEEING WITH THE BODY is to attune to the sense-based intelligence that surrounds us. To know deeper than our thoughts, to attune to the feminine language of life, to be able to access dimension and felt knowing through the sensuous instrument that homes our being, and connects us to the living web of life.
In the ancient Latin language, true intelligence was described by the verb SENTIRE, which meant to feel, to perceive, and to know, all at once. Seeing with the body is just that: To know with our whole being, to live in our "deep body", the meeting place of mind, senses, instincts, emotions, and wild psyche. To sense and know beyond the visible and the understandable. But more often than not, layers of disembodiment, body-armoring, and cultural oppression are imposed over the natural flow of our bodies’ wisdom, muddy our sensitivity, shame our sensuality, and cut us off from the intelligence and aliveness that are inherent in the deep body.
During this in-depth women’s immersion with California-based women’s embodiment educator, women's empowerment facilitator, and writer Stefana Serafina, we will reconnect to our deep bodies as the intelligent, intuitive, self-organizing living systems, constantly in contact with the deeper dimensions of the psyche and the natural world. We will practice the deep re-inhabitation of our bodies and feminine nature.
Engaging with the different layers of the deep body–– visceral, sexual, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual––we will explore layers of inner knowing in fact and mystery, reinstate the flow and sensuality that are native to our inner ecosystems, and learn skills for cultivating ourselves as embodied, empowered, sensually expressed and internally rich women, connected to our depth while leading on the edge of social change.
With Stefana Serafina, M.A., founder of Intuitive Body and Dance
WHAT TO EXPECT
––Learn practices for cultivating the body’s stamina and prime the body as the instrument for perception and fluidity
–––Begin (or continue) recovering the depth of the senses and the intelligence available through the felt self
–––Rekindle the deep fire of your sensuality and explore your relationship to the feminine principle of pleasure
–––Uncover body armoring and the shapes of closure in your body-mind systems and learn skills to restore flow and nourish it continuously
–––Engage in the inherent intelligence of the feminine parts of the body- the female anatomy as record-keeper and transformer
–––Explore the deep connection between body and Earth, and the teachings of the elements through their composition in your internal ecosystem
–––Practice ‘seeing with the body’ for ourselves and for others
––Work with the symbols, signals, and guidance of the deeper psyche
–––Reconnect with an aspect part of the feminine nature that has been long silenced by cultural normalcy.
YOU WILL 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
Transformative personal insights to support you in living your greater myth
New skills for walking your mystical path with practical feet
A nourished heart and body
An experience of unquestionable belonging
SEEING WITH THE BODY in Amsterdam is part of Stefana's 3-fold European tour:
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS: July 6–8, 2018 @ MIrror Centre , Samsø Island, DENMARK : July 13–16 2018 @ Samsø Island, Oslo, Norway: Aug 31–Sept 2, 2018 @ Oasis Pranahuset
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ABOUT STEFANA SERAFINA
Stefana Serafina, M.A., is an embodiment educator, writer, and embodied empowerment facilitator based in the San Francisco Bay. She is the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance, a platform providing women with resources, experiences, and education for returning to their bodies’ inherent intelligence, creative and intuitive genius, and sensuous wisdom.
Stefana's work weaves together embodied inquiry and expressive arts approaches, body and nature-centric practices, women’s sensuality traditions, and earth-centered spirituality. She has been teaching in California, Europe, and Central America since 2009, and, more recently, online. She is the host of The Embodied Way Podcast, and authors the Embodied Way Blog.
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