JANUARY - MARCH 2024
WOMEN’S GROUP: DEEP FEMININE CIRCLES
Resourcing your Mythic Journey
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2024
Eating the Pomegranate Seeds: Reimagining Demeter, Persephone and Hecate.
APRIL – JULY 2024
Awaken and Access your Deep Wisdom Within. An Endocrine Self-Portrait Process.
Yearly Complimentary event: Winter Solstice Somatic & Creative Contemplation
online woskhop series
Eating the Pomegranate Seeds:
Reimagining Demeter, Persephone and Hecate
February 15-March 21 Online Synchronous via Zoom
10AM – 12PM PT
11AM – 1PM MT
12PM – 2PM CT
1PM – 3PM ET
**UNITED STATES DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS ON MARCH 10TH, AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS.
Find your local time here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
Myths are timeless and so is our soul.
This six-week journey will provide an opportunity to explore, express and reflect on life cycles and transitions of the sacred feminine by re-imagining the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone.
As the season changes from winter into spring in the Northern Hemisphere, this ancient story mirrors and helps us reconnect with the cyclic beauty of our lives as women. By re-imagining these ancient goddesses, we mobilize internal energies that have become stagnant, and allow them to inform ways in which we can restore, assert, and transform our life’s narrative: past, current, and future. As a result, we reclaim that which is precious and meaningful in us and embody the courage to offer it to others.
We will engage in creative inquiry, endocrine/imaginal contemplations, somatic movement, storytelling, embodied archetypes, guided imagery, and art-making utilizing the methodology of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process and The School of BodyMindMovement.
The series will culminate in a circle of harvesting our collective wisdom and compassionate witnessing.
All levels of experience with the arts welcome.
Facilitator: Marialuisa Diaz de Leon, MA, REAT, MSME/T.
Art by Mariana Osorio, July 2022
Marialuisa is a gifted and generous facilitator, who guides with a combination of gentleness and passion. She has a special talent for leading people into very personal and sacred places in a way that feels safe and transformative. Her work is always grounded in the physical and emotional realms of embodied learning and the breakthroughs can be life-changing. I have studied with her for years, and every class is a new discovery. Elaine Rose
Mythic Life’s Annual Complimentary Online Event & Gathering
Winter Solstice 2023:
Somatic and Creative Contemplation
This event will be online on Thursday December 21st.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
In gratitude and appreciation for your participation and interest in Mythic Life’s classes, workshop series, lectures, and events in 2023 I am gifting YOU with a Winter Solstice Somatic and Creative Contemplation session.
Our theme is :
Honoring the LIGHT in our BEING through somatic meditation and expressive arts
In this event we will embody the nascent light of the solstice. I will facilitate somatic movement practice to tune into the world of sensation and contemplate the inner landscape of your living body. We will enter into the creative and expressive arts exploration that will allow us to move, dance, create images, & poetic responses that we can then share with each other.
Reimagining Inanna’s Descent:
Trust Your Intuition, Reclaim Your Truth, and Release Perfectionism.
“Why has your heart led you on the road from which no traveler returns?” Neti, the gatekeeper of the Sumerian Underworld, asks Queen Inanna.
You are at a point in your life when you can no longer go on knowing that, deep down, there is a part of you that has been neglected, repressed, abandoned, denied, or hidden in order to fulfill cultural expectations. This online series offers you an embodied, creative, and compassionate container to learn how to trust your intuition and heed the call and reclaim that part of you in an embodied, creative, supportive and compassionate way.
Learning to trust our intuition is part of developing a mature consciousness. It is not about taking risks blindly. A mature consciousness has a strong and supple psychic spine and can embrace, face and transverse all situations in life and connect our thinking head with our pelvis’ ancestral wisdom. A mature consciousness is open to learning, and to die to old ways. A mature consciousness trusts the skills and wisdom gained from past experiences. A mature consciousness values vulnerability as a necessary state to forge courage and strength.
But do not take my word from it, let the story of Inanna’s descent work through your imaginal body and let yourself receive the gifts and wisdom that this story has for you.
Dates: Six Tuesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 7 & 14
Time: 9am – 11am PT 10am – 12pm MT 12pm – 2pm ET 5pm – 7pm BST
*Daylight Savings enter in effect in the USA on October 5th affecting the last 2 dates.
Value: $175 (payment plans available)
Early bird: $145 until September 27.
*Space limited to 14 participants to ensure a stronger container*
What is included?
- Weekly live session.
- Access to the recording of the guided portion of each session. Available until January 31, 2024. This allows the opportunity to revisit or ‘make-up’ for a session you miss.
- Weekly follow up email with resources and creative activities to support you in your process.
DEEP FEMININE CIRCLES
A safe space to share the ways you embody the archetypal energies of the feminine in your mythic journeys and life cycles.
The circle will have an opening and a short guided somatic movement practice with a central theme or question for the day. Following that, the space will be open for speaking and listening from the heart. Aesthetic interventions and responses are offered from witnesses. As we close the circle we harvest the learnings, insights, questions that each participant has identified.
Space limited to 12 participants per session. Application required.
Fourth Friday of the month.
May 26 | June 23 | July 28 | August 25
Time: 12pm ET – 2pm ET – Other time zones please look here.
Stillness is where creativity and solutions are found.
– Meister Eckhart
Rondas lunares de mujeres creativas
Cultivando y fortaleciendo la sabiduría femenina a través del movimiento somático, la mitología, arquetipos y las artes expresivas.
En estas rondas mensuales cultivamos un círculo íntimo, seguro y poderoso de co-creación para situarnos en el momento en que estamos viviendo a nivel personal e identificar retos, oportunidades y recursos para seguir avanzando en nuestro caminar.
Cada Ronda se abre con una práctica guiada de movimiento somático alineada con la fase lunar de ese día y que nos introduce al tema central de la sesión. El espacio se abre para hablar y escuchar profundamente con y desde el corazón. Atestiguamiento compasivo, acuerpado y libre de crítica nos permite ofrecer un reflejo y sostener la sabiduría que nace en cada una.
Dirigido a toda mujer hispanohablante que tenga experiencia en escucha profunda y respetuosa.
Cupo limitado a 12 participantes para lograr una mayor conexión y atención a los procesos personales.
Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience we just need help in learning how not to run away.
– Pema Chödron
AN 8-WEEK SOMATIC AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS HEALING PATH FOR WOMEN
Two days after having had a miscarriage I barely felt my pelvic area. I was teaching my weekly Somatic Dance class and when I tried to do some movements like rolling the hips, I could not do them. It was as if my uterus, bladder, cervix were all hardened making a fist. I was scared, disappointed, angry, and sad. I decided to let my body lead the way of my next steps, I needed to come to terms that I was pregnant and then I wasn’t. It sounds simple, but it was complex: something in me was alive and then something in me was dead.
For many women, miscarriage is a wounding experience of loss for which they need adequate support to heal. Healing from miscarriage entails a grieving process often accompanied with symptoms of PTSD, including numbness, hypersensitivity, or pain often localized in the pelvic area. Health care professionals and family members usually downplay the effects that miscarriage has on women and overlook the emotional pain. Women are left to their own to deal with a sense of mistrust, guilt, and shame over their body. How does somatic movement and expressive arts support women in healing after having a miscarriage and regain trust and vitality in their body?
Pelvis is associated with the cycles of birth/death/rebirth. With miscarriage, the pelvis goes from being a fertile womb to a cold tomb. A frozen pelvis is experienced as lack of sensitivity, mobility, hypersensitivity, or pain. I desinged this 8-week program to support women in completing and integrating the grieving experience of miscarriage and reclaim trust and joy in their body.
Throughout the program I will hold space for you, support you, guide you and offer you effective tools so you can:
- Encounter and express your grief, and the variety of feelings that you are experiencing.
- Identify parts of your body that have gone numb or are hypersensitive, and recover sensation and mobility.
- Guide you safely into creative ways to express your story.
- Create your own healing ritual(s).
Please schedule a 20min conversation to determine if this program is right for you.
Contact me for more information, availability and fees: email@example.com
SOMA’S MYTHIC PATHWAYS SERIES
Pelvic Wisdom Series: Embodying the Cycles of Life and Death
How are ancient myths rooted in particular body experiences? How does somatic movement help us become aware of our shared humanity? And how can myth be used in somatic movement practices as a tool to better develop this awareness?
Ancient myths sprang from the body experience. Myth and somatic movement are two ends of a spectrum and metaphors are the vehicle to travel between the two. Both, somatic movement and myth are modalities of the imagination –for image is not just visual but it is also a felt sensation. From an archetypal psychology perspective, somatic movement is a myth making and soul tending practice. Somatic and expressive movement takes us across into the phenomenology of myth and leads us to an embodied understanding of our life as a unique and living expression of a larger myth.