Reconnect with Your Body’s Wisdom
Through Movement, Art, Story
May 17-19, 2019
@ 7th Street Cottage Retreat Center
in Gearhart, Oregon
Join us on the gorgeous Oregon coast for a weekend of body-mindful creativity, community,
Radical Embodiment is a way back from the edge of the broken crazy world into an inner space of trust and healing: back into our human-animal bodies and into the magic and the joy, the pain and the wonder of being alive, right here, right now.
This weekend workshop is an invitation to explore, play, and reconnect with the deep wisdom of our bodies through three powerful healing modalities: movement, art-making, and storytelling.
Working together and independently, we will excavate the stories we carry in our bones and our flesh: transmuting the old stories that are keeping us stuck in old patterns and outworn ways into powerful new stories and new ways of being in our bodies, with each other, and in the world.
Friday, 2 pm – 8 pm
We will begin Friday afternoon with a dedication ceremony and a conversation on Radical Embodiment with Jennifer Langdon. A hosted dinner will be followed by a restorative yoga session with Nicole Bales and a crystal bowl sound healing with Fawn DeViney.
Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm
In Saturday’s workshop we will take a deep dive together, exploring a variety of practices and activities to help us access the wisdom of our bodies, our creativity and the mysteries of the world(s) we inhabit:
a qi gong-inspired chakra visualizing and activating practice
a sensory walking meditation at the edge of land and sea
a hands-on creative project: a hand-bound journal that you will design and sew by hand, and use throughout the workshop
a writing workshop/playgroup, using prose, poetry, wordplay and the framework of The Heroine’s Journey to translate the insights of the body back into words: truths we can live by.
Sunday, 10 am – 12 pm
On Sunday morning, we will gather to share our dreamwork-homework, followed by a closing ceremony.
For more info visit: https://www.creative-egghead.com/workshops/radical-embodiment-workshop/
Registration fee: $250, includes all activities and course materials, plus dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday. Housing and other meals on your own.
Enrollment limited; please register early!
To Register: Email Designinghealth@icloud.com or call 503 298-9773
50% tuition due to reserve your spot. Remainder due 1st day of workshop
Bios from our presenters:
Jennifer Langdon is a writer, maker, and creative consultant. Always an iconoclast, her journey back from chronic illness has led her to a wide range of healing strategies, from floating and functional medicine to minimalism and metaphysics. She is pulling these threads together in the art and practice of Radical Embodiment (think permaculture for the mind-body-soul) and a deep faith in the power of art-making, story-telling, and connectivity to heal ourselves, each other, and the world. She blogs sporadically at www.creative-egghead.com.
Nicole Bales is a 200 hour yoga teacher and has been practicing yoga for 8 years. Her first experience with yoga was a class taught in a barn nestled in the middle of a flower farm near her home. The class was accessible to everybody and provided a warm, welcoming, and non judgmental environment. Nicole was inspired to create these environments in her own class and in every interaction. Nicole’s goal is to create more open, curious and loving communities. Nicole has taught at Just Move Studio in Pleasant Hill, OR and Celebration Belly Dance and Yoga Studio in Eugene, OR, as well as at the Astoria Senior Center in Astoria. Nicole has been living in Astoria for two years.
Fawn DeViney is a photographer by profession but it is her personal practice that is her true
passion, artful mediation. She has found the ritual of using sound healing with alchemy crystal
bowls to be a profound remedy in creative blocks and reducing how stress manifests mentally
and physically. She is an eternal student learning about the vast healing remedies of sound,
energy, and vibration. She looks forward to sharing this modality with you.
Ember Gren and Rebecca Auman are co-conspirators and magic makers.
They live and play in a healing garden nestled between the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean in Gearhart, Oregon.
Rebecca walks the mystical path with practical feet as writer, intuitive, transformer, coach and healer. She is an accomplished leader who specializes in working with executives, fundraisers and philanthropists to make meaningful contributions to their communites and to the world. Rebecca has led workshops in North Carolina, New York, San Francisco, Oregon, the UK and the Bahamas.
Ember is an earthy, soulful healer and lover of all beings.
In addition to relaxation and healing, she uses massage to help her clients release trauma and integrate new ideas, experiences & learnings to promote personal growth. Trained at the Grove, Ember brings concepts, ideas and outcomes to life with her spirited drawings and visual facilitation.
They look forward to hosting you on May 17th!