A Course in Reclaiming & Healing the Sensual Anatomy
with Stefana Serafina
LIVE ONLINE EDITION: 6 Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am Pacific/12:30-2:30p Eastern/ 18:30-20:30h Central European Time (June 13, 20, 27, Jul 11, 18, 25. Note: No class July 4) Live calls will be recorded and practices will be available to download. The online edition is free with the Flame Keepers Membership
IN PERSON EDITION: San Francisco Bay Area Nature Immersion, Saturday June 17 + Sunday June 18, 10a-5p,
in-nature immersion @ a reserved wilderness site near Berkeley. Space is limited. Early Rate by June 1.
What is Sensual Root?
The sensual root is not just a metaphor, but a simple and powerful fact of the female body.
Without needing a definition, you instinctively know that your sensual anatomy- the synergy of your pelvis, womb, ovaries, vulva & erotic tissue– is the seat of a deeper and older intelligence, a physical expression of the feminine psyche in your own body and life. You also probably recognize that the extent of your health, vitality and feminine genius are proportionate to how strong and well nurtured your sensual root is. And that to let your root wither causes a loss of aliveness and sensuousness, a flatness of the mind, and a withering of the soul. So while we have all been planted in a world where our sensual root has been depleted, rejected, and often uprooted, we know all too well that to let our head– not our root– control the life & the movement of our fem bodies is a devastation– a misalignment, and a harmful departure from who we most naturally are.
We may forget, but our bodies have never forgotten that to restore the strength, the fluidity, and the native sensuality of our root is a vital predicament not only for our health and wholeness, but for the intactness of our feminine presence and power. And it is not lost on us that this is among our most important sacred: To restore and feed our sensual root is to restore and feed the feminine psyche and the feminine soul.
In the SENSUAL ROOT course, the DBI founder Stefana Serafina, who has been guiding sensual anatomy journeys for fourteen years, will guide us deep into the textures, sensations, and landscapes of our sensual temple to restore, heal, and reclaim. The in-person immersion will be an immersive 2-day experience also rooted in the following themes and practices:
WEEK 1: PELVIS, ROOT, & POWER. Meeting, Befriending, & Strengthening Your Sensual Root
Establish a felt communication with your sensual root and anatomy. Learn and take home practices to restore and maintain the health and the vigor of your root. “When a woman is in tune with her core, she has a robust energetic presence in her pelvic bowl, which she carries into her daily life, and she knows how to maintain that.” (Tami Lynn Kent)
WEEK 2: VULVA. A Doorway to the Queendom
A portal to the inner world, a gatekeeper to our most sacred place inside, a seat of the erotic intelligence of the female body. In the Old Norse societies, Völva was a female practitioner of magic and prophecy– a prophetess, seer, and witch. Here we will follow our vulvic design and intelligence on a journey into the mysteries, pleasures, protections, and powers of the female form.
WEEK 3: IN THE WOMB: Mapping the Inner Cosmos
Source of emotional and creative energy, a seat of feminine memory and a physical location of transformation inside us, the womb is continuously cycling through the stages of life, death, creation and distraction. What unconscious emotions keep re-emerging from the unattended womb? What womb stories must be metabolized, cleared, and released, so that our creative and sexual power restores to harmony? We will journey deep inside our own cave and map the inner cosmos of the womb space to gain clarity and alchemize restoration and rejuvenation.
WEEK 4: HEALING THE STORIES OF THE ROOT: Reclaiming What Has Been Taken
The sensual body is the subtle body layer that carries within itself some of the deepest and greatest wounding of the feminine psyche, and it should come as no surprise that as we excavate our sensual anatomy somatically, we will meet some of parts of ourselves, our stories, and our lineage that have been systematically oppressed, feared, violated, objectified, punished, and shut-down- by ourselves, by our, by our families, and, most of all, by the patriarchal cultures to which we have been born. As we allow those abandoned or frozen parts of us to reemerge and take root in our lives again, we will naturally begin to naturally heal the stories of our root.
WEEK 5: REVITALIZING THE ROOT THROUGH ITS RELATIONS: Spine, Sacrum, & Tailbone
We will restore spaciousness in the vertebrae, and rekindle the primordial rhythms and deep feminine movement of the Spine. We will access the unexpected intelligence of Sacrum and Tailbone- the protectors of our pelvic space and the regulators of our sexual integrity.
WEEK 6: The Sensual Priestess Returns: A Root Restoration of Feminine Soul
As you contact, strengthening, heal and rejuvenating your sensual root, the most natural and lasting outcome is the return of a vivacious and luscious presence in your body, an erotic aliveness, a bigger you that welcomes back the ancient dances, the sexual power, and the living legacy of the Sensual Priestess- not only an archetypal woman but a historic woman who has danced in bodies like ours for thousand of years. Now she dances in yours- and your life and relations are blessed by her gifts and her medicine.
About your guide Stefana Serafina, m.a.
is an embodiment educator, transformative movement facilitator, mentor, and writer, recognized for her unique body– and movement–based approach to personal and collective growth. Weaving together movement journeys and expressive arts approaches, nature- and soul-centric body practices, women’s sensuality & mystery traditions, embodied archetypal psyche, and ritual dance, Stefana’s unique 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''.
Over the last twelve years, while working with communities in California, Europe, Central America, and online, Stefana developed the Deep–Body method for self-discovery and embodied wholeness, which serves as the foundation of our work.
Stefana is the founder of the Deep Body Institute, and hosts and produces the Embodied Way Podcast.
See more about Stefana's credentials and her personal story of developing the work.
Live Online Edition
All meetings will be recorded and practices from the course will be available to participants as audio and video to use as you need in the future. You can register to participate live and/or through the recordings
6 Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am Pacific/12:30-2:30p Eastern/ 18:30-20:30h Central European Time (June 13, 20, 27, Jul 11, 18, 25. Note: No class July 4)
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In Person Edition
San Francisco Bay Area
at a reserved wilderness site near Berkeley. Exact location will be shared when you register. Qs? Email email@example.com
Saturday June 17 + Sunday June 18,
10 am –5 pm on both days
SPECIAL OFFER: YOU CAN CHOOSE TO TAKE PART IN THE 2-DAY IMMERSIVE IN-PERSON EVENT AND RECEIVE THE RECORDED SENSUAL ROOT COURSE to gain access to all 6 recorded classes and sensual root audio practices (a $250 value) to continue using at at your own pace, indefinitely. Total for in-person and recorder practices is $320
Regular Rate after June 1st $260
Early bird rate before June 1st $220