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Embodied Feminine Workshop: The Demeter Archetype
Goddess of Grain, and the maternal archetype, Demeter represents a woman’s drive to provide physical, emotional and spiritual sustenance for her children, creative projects, and others.
Time & Location
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Studio Valencia, 455A Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
About The Event
Women have traits that are multifaceted, strong, vulnerable, and colorful, just like the rainbow of qualities we can find in the archetypes of the Greek Goddesses. Join this all-women workshop to explore together and celebrate the spectrum of our female identity.
The archetypes, just as the inner archetypes of the Greek goddesses, are powerful inner patterns, forces within that influence what we do and how we feel and can reveal intimate truths about ourselves. When we are able to understand them, we gain powerful insights that provide the key to self-knowledge and wholeness.
What we do:
In this Female Rainbow Workshop, the fifth of its series, we start by reading and reflecting upon the myth of Demeter. Demeter, Goddess of Grain, is the maternal archetype. She represents maternal instinct fulfilled through pregnancy or through providing physical, psychological, or spiritual nourishment to others. It motivates women to nurture others, to be generous and giving, and to find satisfaction as caretakers and providers that can also be expressed through helping professions. In our circle we delve into the relationship-oriented qualities of this archetype to explore our capacity to care for another, and for our inner child, while learning when we need to put limits in our giving to take care of ourselves.
We work in dyads, following a guided embodied exploration that will help you explore your emotional availability to hold another and at the same time define your boundaries. From this state of acknowledging healthy limits, we move on to using playfully a variety of art materials, including drawing, creating with clay and collage. Through this personal exploration, each participant deepens their connection to the qualities of Demeter. Lastly, we use Authentic Movement, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you are free to move and listen to your body’s wisdom. This way you open yourself to receiving insights that can encourage you to put limits in your giving when you need to and to transform the "empty nest" feeling by caring for your inner child.
Please bring: Comfortable clothes that you can easily move. Your open presence and beginner’s mind as this workshop is mainly experiential. Movement explorations are adaptable to all physical abilities and conditions. Quality art materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to buy the book of Jean Shinoda Bolen “Goddesses in Every Woman”, but it is not required for the workshop.
Structure: Group is intimate with a maximum of 16 participants.
Quality Art Materials and healthy snacks are provided.
Tier I - Students, single mothers and others with income less than $50K - $55 - 2 spots available
Tier II - Mothers and others with income less than $100K - $88 - 3 spots available
Tier III - Women with income over $100K - $110 - 3 spots available
This workshop is the fifth one of the series Authentic Movement Workshops for Women: A Female Rainbow.
To learn more about the complete series click here
Each workshop is independent. However, participating in the whole series will help you better understand which goddess is more active within, which you may need to cultivate, which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become a better “heroine” in your own life story.
If you would like to have a more immersed experience check out also The Female Rainbow Retreat in Greece: Embody Your Femininity , on July 03 - 10, 2022.
Responsibility statement: While we will be using practices for self-exploration this workshop is not a psychotherapy group or a replacement for working directly with a healthcare practitioner. A liability form will be signed at the day of the event.
For questions: Please Contact Me at 415-425-7428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve your space
Tier I - 2 spots
For students, single mothers and women with annual income less than $50K$55.00
Tier II - 3 spots
For mothers and women with annual income less than $100K$88.00
Tier III - 3 spots
For women with annual income over $100K$110.00