SEEING WITH THE BODY
EUROPEAN DEEP-BODY IMMERSIONS FOR WOMEN, SUMMER 2019
with Stefana Serafina, M. A.
Maribor, Slovenia: July 6+7 2019, @ Sončna vila, Registration Closed
Copenhagen, DENMARK: July 12–14 2019, @ Be Moved Studio, Registration Open
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS: Aug 23–25, 2019 @ DeRuimte, Registration Open
Oslo, Norway: Aug 30–Sept 1, 2019 @ Qigongsenteret, Registration Open
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JOIN US AGAIN IN ONE OF THESE VIBRANT EUROPEAN CITIES FOR A WEEKEND OF DEEP-BODY JOURNEYING AND LEARNING
During this weeked immersion with embodied empowerment teacher, researcher, 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. Stefana brings her unique model of the Deep Body and the transformative movement– and earth–based embodiment practices to Europe once a year.
This summer, during all European immersions we will emphasize a renewed experience and understanding of eros, the erotic nature of life, earth, and being, and the erotic legacy of the female form as a way of waking our most inherent and purposeful capacities. Stefana will share for the first time in Europe the “Nesting with Eros” work and practices, which are at the foundation of her upcoming book with the same title. Please note that we are seeking to rediscover and reclaim a revolutionary and unparalleled understanding and experience of eros and the erotic nature, a clear departure from the unjust cultural definitions and new age exploits that saturate our perception of the erotic at this time.
ABOUT THE SEEING WITH THE BODY IMMERSIONS
Seeing with the body is to attune to the sense-based intelligence that surrounds us. It means 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 vessel 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, emotions, eros, and wild psyche; to sense and know beyond the visible and the understandable, and to not only trust but to thrive in this form of intelligence.
Through uniquely designed embodied investigations, intuitive and creative movement and dance, sensual anatomy practices, myth and storytelling, full-body enactments and witness work, we will practice the deep re-inhabitation of our feminine nature and psyche, reinstating ourselves into the fabric of flow and wholeness as our primary nature. We will work with powerful practices to expose the disconnect and body-armoring that we have normalized within, and untie the knots of tension and restriction held in the body, so we can re-invite our remarkable sensitivity, inner body seeing, and sensual genius as higher forms of intelligence.
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, rekindle the fluidity and sensuousness that are native to our inner ecosystems, and cultivate lasting skills for living as embodied, empowered, and sensually expressed women who remain connected to their deep life while leading on the edge of social change.
If you have participated in this or other experiences led by Stefana in the past, this workshop will offer new depth, new practices, and expand on previously explore material.
Read more about our work and the approach at large.
DURING THIS DAYLONG IMMERSION, WE WILL:
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 life of eros within your body, and explore the forces of your desire and longing, as path for exquisite relatedness to all of life
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 female anatomy as record-keeper and transformer
Explore the deep connection and mirroring between your body and the Earth, and come into an (even more) conscious and powerful body-to-body dialogue with the living Earth.
Work with the symbols, signals, and archetypal guidance of your deep psyche
Practice ‘seeing with the body’ for ourselves and for others
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, and a new relationship to your erotic nature
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
Yes, we hold this immersion in the embrace of safe, nurturing, and loving sisterhood. We are committed to each other’s growth and well being. You rise, we rise.