A Four Day Summer Immersion on Samsø Island, Denmark

Friday July 13– Monday July 16 , 2018

Withvisitig teacher  Stefana Serafina, M.A.

www.intuitivedance.org/europe

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 instrument that homes our being. Seeing with the body is to thrive.

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 sense beyond the visible and the understandable.  But more often than not, layers of disembodiment, body-armoring, and cultural oppression  are imposed over the natural flow of our bodies’ wisdom, muddy our sensitivity, and shame our sensuality.

In this in-depth women’s immersion with California-based women’s embodied empowerment teacher and facilitator Stefana Serafina who returns to Samso for a third consecutive year, we will explore and rediscover layers of inner knowing, earthly  fact and mystery, and learn new skills in cultivating ourselves as embodied, empowered, sensually expressed and internally rich women, connected to the feminine depth  while leading on the edge of social change.

During the immersion set on a picturesque generation farmland on the Samsø Island,  we will work with the different layers of the feminine body- visceral, emotional, mental, sexual, and spiritual.  We will reconnect to our bodies as the  intelligent, intuitive, self-organizing living systems, constantly in contact with the deeper dimensions of the psyche and the natural world. We will practice the deep reinhabitation of our bodies and our feminine nature.

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.

Find more about the work and the approach  @www.intuitivedance.org

DURING THIS 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 fire of your sensuality and explore your relationship to the feminine principles of pleasure, joy, and flow  
  • 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 feminine parts of the body- the feminine anatomy
  • Explore the deep connection between your body and Earth and the teaching of the elements  through their composition in your own ecosystem
  • Practice ‘seeing with the body’ for ourselves and for others
  • Work with the symbols, signals, and guidance of your deeper psyche
  • Reconnect with an aspect part of the feminine nature that has been long silenced by cultural normalcy
  • Take home skills, techniques, and ideas for living a full-body, full-being life.

AN IDYLLIC LANDSCAPE ON THE SEA + A BEAUTIFUL INDOOR TEMPLE SPACE

Enjoy the best of both worlds– the stunning natural surroundings near beach and fields, and the nourishing comfort of beautiful accommodations, organic, freshly prepared food, and a very special temple space for our deep work.

SISTERHOOD

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.

RATES:

Workshop fee  300 euro/ 2235 DK payable to Intuitive Body and Dance.

To register, reserve a spot, or ask your workshop-related questions, email connect@intuitivedance.org

Accommodation includes all meals (organic, locally and freshly prepared food) payable to Mellem-Rummet.

Shared Room (3 nights and 8 meals): 370 euro/ 2725 DK

Single Room (3 nights and 8 meals): 470 euro / 3475 DK

Accommodation needs to be paid to Mellem-Rummet’s bank account no later 30 days before the retreat start. Cancellation, if at least 30 days prior to the retreat start: 50% refund. For questions, contact Peder at:  kontact@mellem-rummet.dk or call: +45 53627752

Mellem-rummet Bank details:

Ringkøbing Landbobank 7670-4704982

IBAN: DK5376700004704982

SWIFT: RINGDK22

IMMERSION TIMETABLE

Friday

1:00–2:30pm       Arrival and settling in

3:30–6:30pm  Immersion Opening and Workshop

6:30-7:30pm   Dinner

8:00–10:00 pm   Freeing the Body Community Dance and Moon Walk

Saturday

8:00–9:00am Breakfast

10:00 am–1:00 pm     Workshop

1:00-3:00 pm Lunch and Personal Time

3:00–6:30 pm Workshop

6:30-7:30pm   Dinner

Sunday  

8–9am Breakfast

10am–1 pm     Workshop

1–2:30 pm Lunch and Personal Time

2:30–4:30 pm Workshop

4:30–6:30        Personal Space for Integration, “digestion” and individual practice

6:30-7:30pm   Dinner

Monday

8:00–9:00am Breakfast

9:00–11:00 am  Integration Circle and Closing

11:30–12:00 pm Departure