MYTHIC WOMAN DANCES
Restoration of Psyche and Soul
Through Story and Movement
A Depth-Immersion in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sep 17- 19 2021
@ Soul House
With Stefana Serafina
and Medicine Keeper Carina Lyall
All artwork on this page by Autumn Skye
Mythic Woman. We do not have to call her by the same name to recognize her.
Wild or Wise Woman, Bone Woman, Inanna, Wolf Woman, Big Turtle, First Mother, Spider Woman, the Well Maiden, Samodiva, Persephone, Mad Woman, Witch....
In stories and scripture, the Mythic Woman comes in many expressions and faces, but regardless of the oral tradition of her origin, her heirloom is unmistakable– the wild, the instinctual, the intuitive, the earthly and the cyclical, the poetic, the mysterious, the sensuous.
Inside us, she is DNA, both personal and collective, that keeps the codes for what is never-to-be-lost of the feminine earthly spirit–– and she is most easily evidenced in our bodies when we feel, sense, and move with freedom, dancing on the edge between our mythopoetic identity and our mundane lives.
At important intersections of our lives, Mythic Woman finds us to infuse us with a new role, give us a torch to carry, entrust us with the carving out of a new path, induce us into a necessary life-and-death passage, or gives us a new “assignment”. But whatever she conjures up in our lives, her greater mission is one and the same: To make more soul for the world. To put the loose ends together and repair the broken tapestry of a world that has forgotten her but has gone mad without her.
The Immersion's Invitation
During this immersive weekend, we will gather with a powerful community of women, and you will be invited "in-between the worlds", to the edge where the mythic meets the ordinary– to explore both your longing and our responsibility to revive aspects of the mythic feminine and bring them into the ecosystems of a world starved for her soul and genius– and for yours.
We will weave a web of stories from Norther and Eastern Europe, the Americas, and the Old Indigenous World, which tell of formative Mythic Woman characters, each one centering a specific role and purpose as a carrier of deep feminine psyche.
We will "move inside the story", as we say in this body of work, and you will be guided through our unique movement and deep-body® practices to investigate how YOU uniquely embody the qualities of the respective mythic women, how they inform your soul story at this time, and what specific keys and assignments they have for your personal heroine’s journey forward.
The Immersion: Venue, Dates, and Schedule
Our venue, SOUL HOUSE (see pic in the Registration Section), is a gorgeous, spacious, light-filled top-floor studio in Central Copenhagen, with a kitchen + a cozy lounge room close to a beautiful park, many eateries, and all the AirBnBs one could ask for :) We will enjoy complete privacy, top-class sound for our dances, and an exquisite environment for the immersion.
For schedule, see the Registration Section.
Rendered by mainstream folklore as an ugly old woman, often evil and always scary, the Witch lurks from the oldest stories of the world as a prominent and powerful hag to be afraid of and avoided at all cost. But the vital legacy of the Witch, her true medicine, her ability to conjure the power of nature through her own body, and her indelible presence in our own psychies have not been obscured– even after centuries of mistelling her stories and fiercely punishing women who carry her torch. We will call her name, enter her enchanted forest, request her magic tools and discover her as… ourselves: One who knows nature as herself. An oracle, a seer, a transformer. Slayer of the ‘Good Girl’. Bringer of little deaths that wake a more authentic and ferocious life. One who knows her Body as a portal to power and truth. Guardian of pleasure, laughter, good food, and generous curves. Keeper of the untamable, unconventional, gregarious womanness. Whisperer of the invisible knowledge.
Madwoman/ Woman of the Tower
Countless stories from around the world, heroines are locked up in a tower, often to prevent them from following their heart, loving who they love, or doing what they want–– or when they are deemed mad or wild, they are sent to hiding in the Tower so that ‘normal’ can go on.
Here, we will seek to find abandoned and forgotten parts of our psyche and deeper lives that have been locked-up in our inner Tower, by our cultures, people in our lives, and, especially, by ourselves, in order to banish parts of the wild feminine within–– and in the world. We will climb up into our own inner Tower to find and rescue the woman in us who has been locked there to be protected, punished, or hidden, and we will begin to restore the psyche of the one inside us framed as Mad Woman. She is: Keeper of Wild Woman legacy. Mad genius. Guardian of the messy, the emotional, the irrational. The buoyant, unrestrained feminine. Wild creator. Destroyer of fake facades. Bringer of true vulnerability. One whose deep heart must be rescued.
The Well Maidens
The Well Maidens were the guardians of the wells of wisdom, abundance, and reciprocity with the land, until….
Here we will tell an old story of beauty, betrayal, heartbreak, and loss of connection, of heaven-on-earth turning into Wasteland, and we will weave our psyche with that of the mythic women who preserve the knowledge of how to live in harmony, reciprocity and reflection to the lands and the seas. We will wake up the one inside us who is:
Carrier of the golden cup of feminine knowledge. Protector of deep sensuousness as intelligence. Bridger of the visible and invisible worlds. Knower of the Underworld. Guardian of the deep well of feminine wisdom.
Samodiva, the Wild Dancing Women of the Forests
We weave a web of stories from the ancient folklore of Eastern and Northern Europe, including the samodiva, iele, elf, and huldra, who, in a myriad of languages and cultures are told to be the mysterious forest dwelling women who dance under the moon, in the mist, amidst the trees, in the dark night, often naked, sometimes around the fire. We dance with the samodiva to open their heritage deeply seated inside our bodies.
Skilled at magic, at home in the forest, seductive and dangerous, they/we are: Keepers of the mystery of dance. Guardians of the sanctity of the female body. Preservers of nature’s knowledge. Knowers of herbal medicine. Archivists of the untamable wild spirit. Embodiments of erotic superpower.
Bone Woman: La Huesera, Anima, She Who Knows
There is a woman older than time who lives in a deep, dark cave that everyone has heard of but no one has seen. She has been sitting there for thousands of years, outside the reach of the world’s busy affairs, and although few know of her mere existence, she has been keeping the world turning, preserving the Earth’s intrinsic knowledge, weaving it into a garment or a rug or a spider web, or cooking it into soups and stews that contain the seeds and roots of all wisdom, or singing bones back to life. She sees in the dark, keeps a fire as old as her, and weave with the thread of love everything that has ever been and all that shall be.
The Mythic Women
we will meet more deeply:
COPENHAGEN IMMERSION REGISTRATION
Investment for the full weekend immersion is
2250 DKK/ 300 Euro/ 350 USD
Until spots are available.
You can choose the option to pay in two monthly payments at checkout.
NOTE: We will be requiring a COVID test done within 48-hrs for everyone entering the workshop, including the vaccinated.
The helper positions are filled for this immersion, thank you. If you need a custom installment payment plan, emails us and we will set it up.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
VENUE: SOUL HOUSE
Friday Sept 17: 18––21:30h
Saturday Sept 18: 10–18h
Sunday Sept 19: 10––16:30/17 h