Wednesday Mornings, September 26th - November 14th
10:00am-12:30pm Location: NE Portland Cost: $200
Autumn is a season for reflection, for gathering up the harvest of the year and turning our attention towards home. It also offers us the opportunity to turn this loving attention towards our bodies, our closest homes.
In this eight-week series we will listen to the stories our bodies need to tell, offering loving attention to the significant moments and challenges we have shared over the years. We will lift up what our bodies have allowed us to experience, and honor their connection and access to the earth. Our weekly explorations will include such themes as:
Opening the Door: A Letter to the Body
Lighting the Hearth: Reconnecting with the Embodied Self
The Golden Tree: Shedding Stories that No Longer Serve Us
The Unwanted Guest of Illness
Inviting in the Wise Woman
The Wildness of Our Earth Body
Poetry will serve as our inspiration on this journey, offering us adoorway to the wide field of the Imagination and the healing power of imagery. All forms of writing heartily welcomed in our writing time. Absolutely no experience with poetry is necessary, only a desire to connect to one's heart and to the hearts of others.
Gentle movement and guided visualization will also be included.
Please contact Birch at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-421-3100 to register or for more information. No question is too small.
“I totally enjoyed the experience yesterday. It was invigorating to write as part of a circle of women, and you held the container so beautifully. I was surprised by the emotions provoked for me by the prompts and glad to have the information about myself. I especially appreciated the attention and encouragement you gave to each writer.”
“I loved Birch’s workshop. I liked her methods, which allowed more emotional response and I think allowed us all to go deeper. We all rode the waves smoothly with her compassionate and loving guidance. She always gives such beautiful feedback in writing circles, and that skill along with the skillful holding of the container make for a great experience.”