SEPTEMBER - December
2021
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SEPTIEMBRE - diciembre 2021
OFRECIMIENTOS EN LINEA

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER:

Workshop Series: IN YOUR OWN SKIN, EMBODYING SELF-CONFIDENCE

Special Guest Teaching: Art Cures Incubation Course with Adriana Marchione. Registration Opens soon, see below.

NOVEMBER:

Class series: RECLAIMING STILLNESS: ARTFUL WAYS FOR NAVIGATING ANXIETY AND CULTIVATING RESILIENCY.

 

SEPTIEMBRE Y OCTUBRE

Rondas de Mujeres Creativas:

DEMÉTER, PERSÉFONE Y HÉCATE: Facetas, Etapas y Encrucijadas en la Vida de la Mujer.

ENVEJECER BIEN: Fascia y Movimiento.

 

 

Stillness is where creativity and solutions are found.

– Meister Eckhart

RONDAS DE MUJERES CREATIVAS:
Despertando y Cultivando la Conciencia Femenina
a través de la Mitología, Movimento Somático, Artes Expresivas y Arquetipos

DEMETER, PERSEFONE Y HEKATE

Facetas, Etapas y Encrucijadas en la Vida de la Mujer

Encuentros Semanales en Martes

22 y 29 de junio y 6, 13, 20 y 27 de julio.

Horario:

7.30pm – 9pm CDMX y Colombia

5.30pm – 7pm PDT

Valor total: $3,976 MXN ($200USD)

Descuento válido al 15 de junio:

$3475 MXN ($175 USD)

Inscríbete aquí:

* Pregunta por el plan de pagos flexibles*

Facilita

Mtra. María Luisa Díaz de León Z.

Terapeuta de Movimiento Somático y Artes Expresivas

mythiclifecenter@gmail.com

En nuestro recorrido por la vida nos encontramos con varias encrucijadas, unas propias del desarrollo como las etapas de nuestro ciclo menstrual, nuestros años fértiles, la perimenopausia, menopausia y postmenopausia. Otras encrucijadas nos presentan distintos rumbos y debemos tomar una decisión para seguir adelante, por ejemplo: casarnos, ser madres, soltar una relación, cambiar de trabajo o de profesión, elegir una carrera, afrontar una enfermedad, o empezar de nuevo.

Sea cual sea la encrucijada en la que te encuentres en estos momentos, el mito griego de las diosas Deméter, Perséfone y Hécate, iluminará tu corazón, ampliará tu perspectiva e te inspirará valentía para des el siguiente paso con determinación, compasión y confianza en tí misma.

  • ¿Te encuentras en una encrucijada en la vida y no sabes qué rumbo tomar?
  • ¿Quieres descubrir cómo reparar, sanar o profundizar la relación madre/hija?
  • ¿Te interesa conocer, profundizar y  vivir con plenitud cada etapa de los ciclos en la vida de una mujer?

En esta serie de seis encuentros semanales estarás sostenida por un círculo de mujeres que te permite escucharte a tí misma y a las demás. El abordaje creativo, de movimiento somático, artes expresivas, escucha íntima y trabajo con arquetipos te ayudará a descubrir y desterrar tu propia voz, tu verdad, y aquella parte de tí que posee la sabiduría que necesitas para atravesar cualquier situación de tu vida.

Temario:

Semana 1: Mapeando tu vida interior a la luz de mito de Deméter y Perséfone

Semana 2: Deméter y las posturas que tomo en la vida.

Semana 3: La diosa de las encrucijadas: Hécate y la homeopatía del arte de indagar, explorar y cuestionar.

Semana 4: Perséfone: La transformación es posible en el mundo de las profundidades

Semana 5: El Viaje de la Heroína

Semana 6: Integración

¿Qué incluye?

  • 6 sesiones de encuentro semanales en línea.
  • Acceso a las grabaciones de cada sesión para no perderte ni un sólo momento del proceso en caso de que no puedas asistir.
  • Seguimiento semanal con recursos para apoyarte en tu proceso.
  • Grupo privado de FB donde compartir e interactuar con las demás.

ONLINE WORKSHOP SERIES

IN YOUR OWN SKIN

Dates:

Thursdays October 7, 14, 21 & 28 & November 4

Time*:

8.30am – 10am PDT

11.30am – 1pm EDT

4.30pm – 6pm BST

*The first session on 8/7 will be 2 hours long.

Early Bird for the series until September 30th: $115 – Payment Plans Available. $145USD value.

Cannot commit to the whole series?You can attend to the FIRST 2hr session ONLY- $30USD

Register for the entire series: HERE

Register for first session ONLY $30: HERE

What is included:

  • Weekly follow up email with resources to support you in your process.
  • Weekly live sessions
  • Access to the recordings of the guided portion of each session. Available until November 20th. This allows the opportunity to revisit or ‘make-up’ for a session you miss.

* Zoom link and passcode will be emailed upon registration

*Non-refundable registration unless class cancels.

Register through PayPal for the entire series with the button below:

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EMBODYING SELF-CONFIDENCE

When we are in our own skin, self-confidence is felt and palpable. We stand tall, ask for what we need and want, give generously, and shine our light without guilt and without manipulating others. Competitiveness goes out the door, as  from a place of fullness, we seek collaboration, and celebrate other’s triumphs and accomplishments.

Join me for a five week journey to embody self-confidence by exploring and harvesting  the wisdom of Clarissa Pinkola-Estes’ story of Sealskin, Soulskin. This is a story that mirrors and helps us reconnect with the cyclic beauty of our lives as women. Life after 40 brings us closer to an often feared and dreaded passage: perimenopause and menopause. But this can  be the passage into self-confidence, the invitation and opportunity to get back into our own skins as we realize what we have given away or disowned as we grew  from childhood, into adolescence, and into adulthood. The protagonist of Estes’  story loses her skin and pays a high price to get it back. We can get back what is more precious to us only when we recognize  what we have given away through perfectionism, compromises, holding back, self-abuse and victimhood. The series will culminate in a circle of harvesting our collective wisdom and compassionate witnessing

We will engage in creative inquiry, somatic movement, storytelling, guided imagery, and art-making utilizing the methodology of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process and my recent studies at The School of BodyMindMovement.

Through this workshop series you will :

  • Gain resources to reinhabit and feel more confident in your own skin.
  • Learn to shed attitudes and beliefs that no longer serve you such as perfectionism, victimhood, holding back, and over-giving.
  • Nurture and tend to your gifts, passion and instincts.
  • Use creativity as a moisturizing and healing  balm for the  dry and cracked places in your soul.
  • Reclaim what makes you feel ALIVE!

No dance or art experience needed.

To get the most out of this online series, please prepare a comfortable space to move in with access to your online device and a reliable internet connection. Also, have art supplies ready at hand for drawing activities, and paper and pen for journaling and creative writing exercises.

Facilitator:

Marialuisa Diaz de Leon, MA, REAT, RSME/T.

“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. She always provides intellectual and scholarly resources to support continued learning and makes  herself available for communication between classes, which adds an additional layer of support. I have studied with her for years, and every class is a new discovery.”

Elaine Rose

“Her gentle focused presence, attentive listening and heartfelt aesthetic responses created a safe and trusting space despite the limitations of an online connection. I would highly recommend Marialuisa’s work for anyone looking to deepen and enliven their connection to themselves, their bodies and life itself.”

Katy Menell

“Marialuisa holds you tenderly and empathically as you explore the physical, emotional and spiritual depths of your heart. She leaves you with a lasting legacy.”

Kate Craik

CLASS SERIES

RECLAIMING STILLNESS

DATES:

Thursdays September 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2021

TIME:

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

12:00PM – 1.30PM EDT

PRICE:

$60/series

 

Reclaiming Stillness: Artful Ways for Navigating Anxiety and Cultivating Resiliency

“Stillness is where creativity and solutions are found.”  Meister Eckhart

Join us for a 4-week class series and dive into creative inquiries to embody radical presence, develop self-compassion, and unearth your body’s resiliency this September.

Workshops feature the Tamalpa Life/Art® methodology: somatic movement, drawing, creative writing, improvisation, and ritual.

Each one of these workshops provides participants with somatic and creative practices that can be further developed and integrated into the daily life. Aspects of the Polyvagal Theory will be used and applied to support self-regulation and provide the ground for the creative work.

No dance or art experience needed.

To get the most out of this online series, please prepare a comfortable space to move in with access to your online device and a reliable internet connection. Also, have art supplies ready at hand for drawing activities, and paper and pen for journaling and creative writing exercises

What prior participants have said:

“Maria Luisa’s poetic guidance to slow down and tune into the body is a crucial gift in a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control. By turning inward, I gained deeper clarity to ground myself as I move out into the world.” ~ Debra Stuckgold

“I treasure the safe container and creative space Marialuisa holds. Her groundedness and authenticity have helped me connect deeply with my sacred bodymind. I have found her work invaluable.” ~ Dvora Liberm

SPECIAL COLLABORATION

This fall my esteemed colleague Adriana Marchione, will be teaching her Art Cures Incubation Course where I am a one of the presenters. This course will lay out a path to compost the ‘tough stuff’ into creative fuel, open up the possibilities to make art that is transformative, while using an embodied approach. This is ideal for Educators, Artists, Coaches, Writers, Performers, Therapists, Designers, Musicians or Anyone who wants to learn more about healing through creativity.

If you are feeling lost, isolated, uninspired or simply need more focus to create, this course is for you. A combination of expressive arts therapy and creative coaching methods, the Art Cures Incubation Course will hold you in the vulnerability of the creation process, while allowing you to take risks while being a part of a lively creative community. The course will be held on Fridays, September 17 – December 10, 2021. 

Here is the link with all the details: https://www.adrianamarchione.com/art-cures-incubation-course/

 

 

presentación especial
"respiración y la danza de enveje-SER"

 

RESPIRACIÓN Y LA DANZA DE ENVEJE-SER

Anna Halprin (1920 – 2021) decía que bailar es hacer visible la respiración. Así pues, dedicó la segunda mitad de su vida después del cáncer a danzar cada etapa.

A través de herramientas y prácticas somáticas rescataremos el contacto con la danza continua de la respiración. Exploraremos cómo el envejecer se transforma en envejeSER a través del contacto con la respiración. Tocaremos la respiración, sentiremos el toque de la respiración, y exploraremos metáforas de movimiento a partir de las pautas primarias del movimiento de la respiración.

Presentación especial en el seminario Envejecer Bien: Fascia y Movimiento.

Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience we just need help in learning how not to run away.

– Pema Chödron

CARRYING TRUST
AFTER MISCARRIAGE

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).

Pre-requisite:

Please schedule a 20min conversation to determine if this program is right for you.

Contact me for more information, availability and fees: mythiclifecenter@gmail.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.