Mythic Woman Dances
Restoring Psyche & Soul Through Story and Movement
Explore both your longing and your 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.
January 7 2024: Big-Bellied Woman
included with the Flame Keepers Membership, or open for individual registration
With Stefana Serafina, M.A.
Who is the Mythic Woman?
We don't have to call her by the same name to recognize her.
Bone Woman, Wolf Woman, the Well Maiden, Inanna, Persephone, Mad Woman, Witch....
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.
During these immersive journeys, we will gather with a powerful community, 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 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", and you will be guided through our unique movement and Deep Body Movement 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 Weeping Woman
La Llorona, Niobe, Grief Woman, Weeping Willow
Sunday, November 12
9a-12p Pacific, 18–21h Central Europe
Across cultures and stories, from La Lorrona of Mexico to Niobe of Greece, the Weeping Woman of the world weeps and weeps, her tears never cease. She cries over what has been lost and disrespected, over injustice and betrayal, over dreams that never came true. Her grief is an unstoppable force that flows in rivers and oceans- and in our bodies & hearts. Unlocking the medicine of our own sorrow and grief is a transformative power we may have never suspected.
Big Bellied Woman
Big Woman, 'Dirty' Goddess, the Sleeping Lady
Sunday, January 7
9a-12p Pacific, 18–21h Central Europe
Big bellied women is the oldest woman in the world: The huge-bodied, voluptuous naked goddess portrayed by the first goddess sculptures, and often linked to the Greek 'dirty goddess' Baubo, of whom it is said, "her nipples are her eyes and her vulva is her mouth". We will move with the stories of the improper goddess and the many big-bellied ancient women, including the astonishing Sleeping Lady of Malta, whose ample proportions reminds of the true size of the feminine in us.
Who is this for?
If you are looking to...
to reconnect to the most essential aspects of your personal myth & your personal legend
to rediscover and live rooted in the instinctual, emotional, sensual, and ancestral intelligence of your body
to see your life, your obstacles, pains, and possibilities through the lens of myth and story and receive embodied medicine and 'advice' for your path from collective heroines who still live in our psyche
if your body is longing to stretch into a greater shape of you, toward a greater horizon, into more freedom, aliveness, and soul
if you already suspect that you yourself are no different than a mythic woman on a long journey home to the ancestral feminine
What if you have already participated in a Mythic Woman Dances course before?
Not only the content is new, but each time you dive into the mythic feminine psyche, you drink from the well and your root is nourished for many moons to come. Your body feels and goes deeper into the explorations and develops new patterns of wholeness and health. Your soul is rejuvenated and inspired anew by the great, pulsing rhythm of feminine consciousness that you receive in your body. You walk back into the world like a living secret that is casting a spell on everything around you, and, with a new power alive in your feet, hips, breasts, and arms, you create your life's dimensions as you have always desired.
Stefana Serafina, M.A.
is an embodiment educator, transformative movement facilitator, mentor, and the founder of the Deep Body Institute, based in San Francisco Bay, California. Recognized for her unique body– and movement–based approach to personal and collective growth, Stefana weaves together movement journeys and expressive arts approaches, nature- and soul-centric body practices, women’s sensuality & mystery traditions, embodied archetypal psyche, and ritual dance. Her facilitation and teachings have been called "life-changing and life-giving", "deeply penetrating and rekindling", a "masterful invitation to the remembrance of who we are''.
While working with communities in California, Europe, Central America and online since 2009, Stefana developed the Deep–Body Method, which serves as the foundation of the Institute's work.
See more about Stefana's credentials and her personal story of developing the work.
All meetings will be recorded and practices from the course will be available to participants as audio and video to use as you need. You can register to participate live and/or through the recordings
BIG BELLIED WOMAN HAS BEEEN Rescheduled for
Sunday, January 7, 2024
9a-12p Pacific, 12–3 p Eastern, 18–21h Central European time
Cost for a single journey:
Single Journey: $60
when you APPLY DISCOUNT CODE truesize at checkout