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The Body As Shadow


Discovering our True Nature through Authentic Movement

"The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche, and the soul is the psychological experience of the body. So it is really one and the same thing." C. G. Jung

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Experience Authentic Movement, a non-directed movement exploration that takes us beyond learned patterns to our soul journey. Here is where the wellspring of all creativity abides and where the deepest psychological and spiritual insights and healing take place. 

In this retreat, we invite our somatic unconscious to speak and guide us through movement, drawing, and writing. No experience is necessary. Curiosity and desire to attune to our inner world is all that is important. When we allow the body to speak, our unique story can be heard. Insight into our true nature naturally emerges without interpretation. When we share and witness together, each participant's experience will be treated with respect and not interpreted. Thus together we learn to honor our own and other's unique personal, creative, and spiritual paths.

Erica Lorentz

Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C., Jungian Analyst (IAAP) has studied many forms of dance and movement work. She has studied Authentic Movement since 1975. Her teachers were Janet Adler and Joan Chodorow. From 1986 to the present, she has lectured and taught workshops in the US and Canada. As a Jungian Analyst, she incorporates embodied consciousness into her work. While living in Houston in 2007, Erica helped develop and taught in the Beyond Words Dance Therapy Training program. Presently she is a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Boston, the President of the Jung Association of Western MA, and has a private practice in Northampton MA.

  • $449 Non Residential

  • $549 Dorm

  • $649 Semi Private

  • $749 Private

Price includes: Erica‚Äôs fee, accommodation, meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch and all the joys Soma Ranch has to offer. 

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