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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

Experience Authentic Movement, a non-directed movement exploration that takes us beyond learned patterns to our shadow and our true nature.

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In Authentic Movement, we invite our somatic unconscious to speak and guide us. This dialogue between psyche and soul can take place through any expressive medium. In this retreat, we will gently engage in a non-structured exploration 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 and spiritual paths.

Erica Lorentz

Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C., Jungian Analyst (IAAP) has studied many forms of dance and movement work. From 1975 to 1995, she studied Authentic Movement with Janet Adler, Dance/Movement Therapist and mystic. She was also supervised (1992-1998) by Joan Chodorow, Jungian Analyst, Dance/Movement Therapist. They both trained with Mary Whitehouse, the originator of Authentic Movement. She was an adjunct Faculty member at Antioch Graduate School of Professional Psychology from1982-86. In 1998 she became a Diplomate Jungian Analyst. As a Jungian Analyst, she incorporates embodied consciousness and Authentic Movement. While living in Houston in 2007, Erica helped develop and taught in the Beyond Words Dance Therapy Training program. From 1986 to the present, she has lectured and taught workshops in the US and Canada. 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.

  • $399 Non Residential
  • $499 Dorm
  • $599 Semi Private
  • $749 Private

Price includes: Erica’s fee, accommodation, meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch and all the joys Soma Ranch has to offer. All prices increase by $100 August 1, 2018.

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