Gathering Bones Course
New Group Starting in April 2020 in the Seattle area
and in the Bellingham area!!!
This 12 month course based on the book, Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, is a circle for deep soul work. Through myth, ritual, reflection, and community, we will explore the realms of the wild and deep soul.
The course involves monthly readings and a gathering once a month. Throughout the course, we will also be discussing dream tending, active imagination, synchronicity, somatic knowing, Earth wisdom, and other ways of knowing associated with ancient feminine sacred traditions.
This course offers a container for meaningful work with the stories living through us and in us and with the stories of the Wild and Sacred feminine.
Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this course!
Gathering Bones Course
The course entails reading about one chapter per month from Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and meeting for a gathering once a month (see below for specific dates). Also, I highly encourage participants to plan on scheduling some individual sessions throughout the year in order to deepen the work.
While the course is long in duration, the ongoing time commitment is relatively minimal. You should plan on about 1-2 hours per week plus about 3 hours for the monthly gathering.
As you consider whether this is the right time for you to do this work, please feel free to reach out with any questions! If you would like to move forward, the next step is to schedule a brief phone appointment with me so we can discuss further and you can ask questions and get a good feel for the course and the work.
More about each aspect of the course:
We will read one or two chapters per month. I may also send some extra reading materials or suggested reading but those will not be required reading. Also, I am always available to offer more resources if you are interested in digging deeper into a particular idea or practice!
Teachings & Reflections:
Throughout the course, I will also be teaching on topics like dream tending, active imagination, synchronicities, somatic knowing, Earth wisdom, and other ways of knowing associated with ancient feminine sacred traditions.
I will also send reflections, questions, images, and songs to help deepen the work throughout the course.
In our once a month gatherings, we explore the myths, stories, and images in community. During the gatherings we engage in ritual, deep listening, ritual, dream work, and many other ways of deepening into the material ~ we also have some time to snack and socialize!
The individual sessions are 90 minutes long and are a dedicated space where we can deepen into the myths we are working with ~ continuing the work from our gatherings ~ and also practice and deepen into some of the ways we cultivate a mythic and soulful life, like dream tending, active imagination, and ritual.
These would be a great place to bring questions about the myth and work, dreams or images you want to work with further, and/or simply to have soulful accompaniment as you do this arduous and rewarding work.
I offer 50% off first session for participants in the Gathering Bones course.
***please note: these are not psychotherapy sessions
These sessions are completely optional and not a required part of the course. Click here for more info on individual sessions.
The combination of the reading, your personal practices, our group gatherings, and individual sessions offer a powerful alchemical container for the work.
Dates & Times: Seattle Area Starting In October
Gathering Bones Spring ~ Seattle
1st Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dates & Times: Bellingham Area Starting in August
Gathering Bones Spring ~ Bellingham
2nd Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
***Please be sure to note that these are not psychotherapy groups. ***