Chrysalis Institute 

Programs

Chrysalis Institute offers a variety of programs year-round, tying most to a semi-annual theme, and including a nationally known keynote presenter. The Fall 2015 theme was Creativity: The Soul Speaks that included artist panels at CenterStage, Intuitive Painting workshops and an evening with Classical Revolution RVA. Our Spring 2016 theme is A Nourishing Spirituality: Food, Body, and Soul with programs exploring the vital connections between food and spirituality, including our keynote event with author and farmer Kristin Kimball.


Events are listed below in chronological order. Register online and attend! Scholarships are available based on financial need and other criteria. If interested in applying, please contact Chrysalis Institute or call 804 359 0384.

Upcoming events

    • 12 Feb 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space


    The Spirituality of Food

    Eating as Spiritual Practice



    Rediscover what it means 

    to truly nourish yourself





    The modern grocery store is filled with food-like substances geared to please our pallets but not much else. This workshop will explore how modern culture views food, to rediscover what it means to truly nourish oneself, and reintroduce the sacredness that has been removed from the fundamental practice we all engage in at least three times a day – eating.


    We will examine the benefits of eating from a holistic paradigm - body, mind & spirit. Furthermore, participants will learn how to use the ancient yogic practices of yamas and niyamas to bring more depth, fulfillment, and sacredness to the everyday experience of eating and living.


    You will

    • Understand deeper spiritual reasons for eating

    • Gain an understanding of the impact food choices have on our body, mind, and spirit

    • Understand how the food we consume impacts the lives of everything on Earth

    • Develop a spiritual ritual around food and eating




    FACILITATOR 

    Keya Williams 

    is a busy mom of 3, Yoga Lifestyle Consultant, and Author. Keya is passionate about maintaining a healthy balance in life. Food, of course, plays a huge part in that healthy balanced life. Keya believes food physically sustains us and, when consumed with awareness, it can lead us into a deeper sense of Self and personal evolution. When she is not cooking, eating, or shuttling her kids around, Keya teaches moms how to find health and balance in their lives through yoga and good food.


    Visit her website 


    Dates: February 12


    Time: 7-9pm


    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space

    3527 Ellwood Ave


    Cost: 

    $10 Members

    $20 Non-Members


    For More Information: 

    Contact us.

    • 01 Mar 2016
    • 22 Mar 2016
    • 4 sessions
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space
    • 7

    Exploring the Gift of Dreams


    A Weekly Dreams Series with Carrington Brown


    - Carl Jung




    Dreaming is a universal human experience. According to renowned psychologist Carl Jung, dreams are a way of communicating with the unconscious. We spend about ⅓ of our lives sleeping and tend to dream several times a night, but often forget our dreams upon awakening. Dreams can unlock secrets to our unconscious and be a deep source of wisdom if we learn to listen to them.


    In this safe and non-judgmental series, Carrington will gently guide you to access the meaning of dream images and uncover their power for healing and self-transformation.



    FACILITATOR

    Carrington Brown is the mother of five sons, which qualifies her to do anything! She is also an artist, landscape designer, and yoga instructor. She has a degree from the Haden Institute as a Spiritual Director and Dream Group Leader. 


    Dates:
    Meeting weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1:30 pm
    March 1 through March 22

    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space

    Cost:
    $100, Chrysalis Members 
    $120, Non-Members 

    Special Instructions:
    Bring your dream journals, including dream titles if you have them. For further reading, see Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth by Robert A. Johnson and Dream Language: Self Understanding Through Imagery and Color by Robert J. Hoss

    For More Information: 
    • 03 Mar 2016
    • 31 Mar 2016
    • 5 sessions
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space
    • 20


    Reading Jung

    Five Class Series


    "Who looks outside,dreams; 

    who looks inside, awakes."


    - Carl Jung





    You are invited to explore the works of Carl Jung as we delve into Joseph Campbell’s “The Portable Jung”. In this volume Campbell selects essays and chapters from the Collected Works that provide a well-rounded introduction to Jung’s theories.   


    We will read, discuss, and explore together Jung’s writing, not only to have a better understanding of his ideas, but also to share an experience of discovering how his work may be helpful for our own journey.




    FACILITATOR 

    Everett McLaren is a Jungian Analyst who received his training from the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He currently serves on the training committee for the IRSJA and is on the faculty of the New Orleans Jungian Seminar.


    Dates: Thursdays in March (5 sessions, March 3 - 31)

    Location: 
    Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Ave

    Cost:
    $70 Chrysalis Members
    $80 Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 06 Mar 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space

    Divine Popcorn
    Winter Film Series



    This week's film

    THE MATRIX







    The world's spiritual traditions are shot through with parables, midrash, and koans, which bring us philosophical ideas in a form that feels less like preaching and more like playful storytelling.  


    The story is the sugar that helps the medicine go down.  In our secular society, movies are powerful mediums of preaching and teaching, modern parables that transmit ancient wisdoms and also challenge traditional orthodoxies.


    This series will survey four movies that can be seen to have spiritual and philosophical subtexts, sometimes obvious, and, other times, subversively- hidden in seemingly-irreligious stories.  Each session will begin with a series of clues as to the themes to be watched for in the film and will end with a discussion afterwards.  The movies surveyed will be The Seventh Seal, Antonia's Line, The Matrix, and The Big Lebowski. Popcorn will be served.


    Some of the movie content is explicit. Please contact us if you have any questions. 804 359 0384 


    FACILITATOR 

    A popular previous Chrysalis facilitator, Jesse Rabinowitz is a Richmond-area clinical psychologist who specializes in spirituality and spends way too much time watching movies. 

    Dates: Sundays 
    January 3: The Seventh Seal
    February 7Antonia's Line
    March 6The Matrix
    Date to be decided: The Big Lebowski


    Time: 2pm

    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Ave

    Registration: Registering helps us plan for seating and popcorn needs

    Cost:
    Donations help off-set the cost of popcorn and facilities. Thank you!

    For More Information: 
    • 16 Mar 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • The Clearing


    Ember Day 

    Silent Retreat

    at The Clearing



    A day of quiet and contemplation








    Share an Ember Day of silence and reflection at the Clearing in Amelia County on Wednesday, December 16. 


    Before moving into silence, the day begins with a brief opening circle. The day concludes with a closing circle when we are invited to share the day’s gifts and insights.

    Forest paths are open, as always, and tables and chairs are available for rest, reading, art work, and writing projects. The Lodge will be open. Hot water for tea will be available.

    Bring a bag lunch and a snack to share if you like. Also bring along a journal, a book or anything you would like to work on during your time,

    Maggi Tinsley on Ember Day retreats from Chrysalis Institute on Vimeo.


    FACILITATORS
    Chrysalis is delighted to co-sponsor this retreat with hosts, Richmond Friends Meeting.


    Location:
    The Clearing

    Cost:
    While not necessary, donations ($10 suggested) will help defray the cost of utilities and maintenance.


    Registration:
    Pre-registration is not required, but it is helpful for planning purposes.

    Special Instructions: Please bring your own brown bag lunch. You may also choose to bring simple snacks (fruit, nuts, veggies) to share.

    • 20 Mar 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space

    Divine Popcorn
    Winter Film Series



    This week's film

    The Big Lebowski







    The world's spiritual traditions are shot through with parables, midrash, and koans, which bring us philosophical ideas in a form that feels less like preaching and more like playful storytelling.  


    The story is the sugar that helps the medicine go down.  In our secular society, movies are powerful mediums of preaching and teaching, modern parables that transmit ancient wisdoms and also challenge traditional orthodoxies.


    This series will survey four movies that can be seen to have spiritual and philosophical subtexts, sometimes obvious, and, other times, subversively- hidden in seemingly-irreligious stories.  Each session will begin with a series of clues as to the themes to be watched for in the film and will end with a discussion afterwards.  The movies surveyed will be The Seventh Seal, Antonia's Line, The Matrix, and The Big Lebowski. Popcorn will be served.


    Some of the movie content is explicit. Please contact us if you have any questions. 804 359 0384 


    FACILITATOR 

    A popular previous Chrysalis facilitator, Jesse Rabinowitz is a Richmond-area clinical psychologist who specializes in spirituality and spends way too much time watching movies. 

    Dates: Sunday, March 20



    Time: 2-5pm

    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Ave

    Registration: Registering helps us plan for seating and popcorn needs

    Cost:
    Donations help off-set the cost of popcorn and facilities. Thank you!

    For More Information: 
    • 25 Mar 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space

    Gongfu Tea Ceremony


    Join us for tea. 


    The term “gongfu” literally translates to, “making tea with effort.”





    Tea sommelier Mistie Roundtree will be leading a modern take on the traditional Chinese gongfu (commonly referred to as “kung fu”) tea ceremony. The term “gongfu” literally translates to, “making tea with effort.” You will be tasting classic  Chinese teas which will be prepared in front of you. Learn about where tea comes from, the customs surrounding its preparation and consumption, and the health benefits of drinking it on a regular basis.


    A source of spiritual center, tea preparation, as well as the drinking of the beverage, can help you find an inner peace. This will be a journey in stillness and calm as much as it is a chance to partake in teaism.



    FACILITATOR 

    Mistie Roundtree has been a tea sommelier and a blender at CaryTown Teas for 10 years. Having been immersed in the world of tea from the time she was young, she has cultivated a vast knowledge of herbology, tea culture, and the beverage’s global traditions , and that wisdom has helped her put Richmond’s Salon de The on the map. Mistie is constantly developing new blends that honor traditional artisans and push the boundaries of taste.

    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Cost:
    $10, Chrysalis Members
    $20, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 30 Mar 2016
    • 11 May 2016
    • 7 sessions
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space


    Mindfulness Meditation Through a Jewish Lens



    “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement… get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted… To be spiritual is to be amazed.”  - Abraham Joshua Heschel


    Judaism has a tradition rich in guidance, wisdom, and inspiration. Mindfulness meditation cultivates  concentration, awareness, and compassion. Jewish meditation is about awakening our attention toward the sacred in everyday life and experiencing a deeper connection to the presence of the holy around us and within us. When we infuse meditation practice with Jewish language, perspectives and teachings, we are engaging in meditation through a Jewish lens.  


    This 7-session course brings together mindfulness meditation with Jewish understanding. This is not a course in traditional Jewish mysticism or Kabbalah. The course is open to people from all (and no) religious and spiritual backgrounds.  No prior meditation experience is required.



    FACILITATOR 

    Lisa Halberstadt holds a graduate degree in clinical psychology and spent her professional career as a research specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at VCU.  Raised in a Reform Jewish home, she became interested in exploring the intersection of mindfulness meditation and Judaism.  She began offering Jewish meditation sessions at Congregation Or Ami three years ago and recently completed the  Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Awakened Heart Project.  




    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Cost:
    Note: The catalog contained a misprint concerning the cost for this event. The correct cost is printed here.
    $70, Chrysalis Members
    $80, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 04 Apr 2016
    • 23 May 2016
    • 8 sessions
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space
    Conscious Aging

    Eight Week Series




    Explore life and death as a spiritual journey








    A lively, deep exploration of conscious aging through readings, contemplation, writing, and group sharing, as well as personal expressions through art, music and simple movement as a group.  We will form meaningful, supportive bonds, and create a circle of trust together.  


    You will:

    •  Embrace your stage of life and inner sage

    •  Cultivate self-compassion and authenticity

    •  Surrender and let go to move forward

    •  Surmount obstacles - self-limiting beliefs, resentments,  fears

    •  Explore life and death as a spiritual journey

    •  Create a new vision for your life, one in which you  thrive - a life infused with vitality, passion and purpose,  as well as continual growth and service to the world. 


    The Institute of Noetic Sciences developed the Conscious Aging workshop for people who are ready to embrace living and aging consciously. It was created over the course of four years and was field tested with social workers, nurses, coaches, counselors, and ministers in senior centers, churches, universities, and health care centers.



    FACILITATOR 

    Hayat Bain, MSN, RN: The poet Rumi wrote, “Let the beauty you love be what you do.” Hayat feels the joy of life’s transcendence and has great love and compassion for humanity. She is a holistic nurse, interfaith minister, musician, teacher and healer in private practice with degrees in nursing, psychology, and music. She has 35 years of experience teaching, facilitating groups, and helping people move through life’s transitions and challenges.


    Time: Mondays, 5:00 - 6:30pm


    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Cost:
    $120, Chrysalis Members
    $140, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 09 Apr 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space

    Walking the Medicine Wheel to the Self

    “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect”. 
    Attributed to Chief Seattle


    Using the Native American Medicine Wheel brings us in line with the seasons and balances the inner and outer elements of our lives, offering meaning and purpose and assisting us in living more and more into our authentic selves. This workshop will help you gain a deeper awareness and appreciation of our connection to all things. As the Lakota would say “Mitakuye Oaysin” (All my relations).


    “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect”. Attributed to Chief Seattle



    FACILITATOR 

    Barbara H. Davis, LPC, has been involved in energy work for over ten years. She is a Fellow and Primary Trainer in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, a level two EMDR therapist, and a Reiki Master.

    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Cost:
    $20, Chrysalis Members
    $30, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 14 Apr 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space


    Food as Ritual


    We will examine some of the food rituals from around the world, explore our own food rituals and create some new ones together.






    Food rituals are found in all cultures and major religions of the world: from the Christian Holy Communion to Native American corn festivals and Japanese tea ceremonies. The mindful, communal, and ritualized eating of food solidifies community, connects us with the divine, and establishes an intentionality around the food we eat. We will examine some of the food rituals from around the world, explore our own food rituals and create some new ones together. Learn about feeding your body and your soul.




    FACILITATOR

    Victoria B. Saunders, PhD, has worked for the last 25 years as a professional facilitator, specializing in female identity development, strategic planning, and executive coaching. Vicki has two Masters Degrees in Human Resources Development and Jungian Studies, and a PhD in Organizational Systems. Vicki has volunteered with Chrysalis in a variety of capacities over the last 17 years and is currently on the Faculty, chairing the Program Committee and serving as the President of Chrysalis Institute.

    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Cost:
    $10, Chrysalis Members
    $20, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 21 Apr 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space



    Growing a Healthy 
    Local Food System
    with Tricycle Gardens


    What would your dinner look like if your 

    “grocery store” was a 7-11?




    Food deserts are areas where people do not have access to affordable or nutritious food, leaving thousands to buy their food from corner stores. Tricycle Gardens is a nonprofit seeking to address this issue with a mission to grow healthy food, healthy communities, and a healthy local food system.


    Through conversation, videos, and group exercises, Sally Schwitters, Executive Director of Tricycle Gardens, will address the powerful need for healthy food in communities and discuss the work that Tricycle Gardens does to creatively bring urban agriculture, food skills education, and healthy food access to greater Richmond.


    Learn about this community resource and how we can address the serious issue of food deserts in our midst.


    FACILITATOR

    Sally Schwitters comes from a long line of family gardeners, farmers, and cooks. She loves the process of growing seed to harvest, and sharing the preparation and celebration of good food with friends and family. Sally ran programs and events for non-profits in Northern California, that included programs with Martha Stewart, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Don Miguel Ruiz. Since returning to her birthplace of Richmond she has enjoyed bringing health and beauty to our community through urban agriculture.



    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Cost:
    $10, Chrysalis Members
    $20, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 23 Apr 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Tricycle Gardens


    Tricycle Gardens 
    Farm Tour


    Come to learn and get dirty!





    “The city of Richmond is one of the largest urban food deserts in the United States,” 

    - Sally Schwitters, Executive Director, Tricycle Gardens.  


    Come explore Tricycle Gardens’ prolific urban farm, which provides food for underserved areas. It’s an opportunity to learn about urban agriculture, dig in the dirt, and be inspired to garden in your own community or home.  Adults, children, gardeners, cooks, and anyone who appreciates healthy organic food should enjoy this educational walk through the gardens. Come to learn and get dirty!


    FACILITATOR 

    Amy Wildermann came to Tricycle Gardens after 12 years in Seattle, WA, where she worked extensively in art and environmental nonprofits and urban agriculture. She graduated from the Evergreen State College, where she worked on the campus organic farm, and studied environmental science and education. She worked with nonprofits in Seattle for over 8 years to establish and manage organic educational gardens at K-12 schools and community centers.

    Location: 

    The Tricycle Gardens Urban Farm

    2314 Jefferson Ave (between 23rd and 24th streets)



    Cost:
    $10, Chrysalis Members
    $20, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 28 Apr 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space



    Food Choices for a Compassionate World


    An opportunity to become more consciously aware of our choices and connections to the world around us.




    Our perceptions of what and how we eat are shaped by factors such as habit, culture, and social conditioning. This presentation is an exploration into how one area of choice, the food we eat, has a major impact upon the environment, the other living beings with whom we share the planet, and our health.  Going greener with our diet is an opportunity to become more consciously aware of our choices and connections to the world around us, and rekindle the center of kindness and compassion that resides within each and every one of us.




    FACILITATOR 

    Dr. Joanne Kong is a music faculty member at the University of Richmond, and lectures around the country, advocating for greater compassion for animals and our planet.  She increases awareness in her listeners, that making a shift towards a plant-based diet offers the opportunity for transformative growth and positive world change.  Kong’s talks have been described as “making a difference, encouraging positive change to happen,” and “enlightening and provocative.”


    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Cost:
    $10, Chrysalis Members
    $20, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 03 May 2016
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 8 sessions
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space
    • 13


    Mindful Self-Compassion

    An Eight Week Series with Susan Wilkes


    self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and mindfulness




    Based on the most current scientific findings, this 8-week course will aid participants in cultivating the skills of self-compassion in their everyday lives. 


    The focus will be on strengthening three core competencies: self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and mindfulness. Through numerous practical exercises and teachings, participants will learn to treat themselves with the same kindness they might offer to a friend and experience the proven benefits.

     Participants will learn how mindful self-compassion:

    • Increases well-being, life satisfaction and happiness
    • Decreases stress, anxiety and depression 
    • Strengthens capacity for compassion for others, and
    • Improves empathy and relationships 
    Register early as this class is limited to 12 people!

    FACILITATOR 
    Susan Brock Wilkes, PhD, is a psychologist, university professor, and award-winning instructor. A certified spiritual director and trained MSC teacher, Susan has presented nationally as well as for a variety of local nonprofit and faith-based organizations. She is also a past President of Chrysalis and co-editor of the Words for the Journey.


    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Dates: 

    Tuesdays May 3 - June 28

    NOTE: One session will be held on Thursday June 2 instead of May 31


    5:30 - 7:30pm


    Cost:
    $150, Chrysalis Members
    $170, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 07 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Hosted by John and Spud Rick at their vineyard

    Spirituality and Wine: Experiencing the Connection

    Attend this program and your next glass of wine may be an altogether different adventure!



    A relaxed afternoon to taste wine, walk the vineyard rows and learn how wine has long played a spiritual role in human history.  In this program participants will learn how spirituality is involved in the growing as well as the tasting of the grapes and engage in an exciting dialogue on the spiritual aspects of wine production and consumption.  Wine enthusiasts and wine neophytes will enjoy expanding their understanding of why spirituality is such an integral element of the wine growing and consuming process.  Attend this program and your next glass of wine may be an altogether different adventure!



    FACILITATOR 

    John Rick planted a 2 acre vineyard 14 years ago and provides the grapes to Virginia winemakers. Tending the earth, the vines and the fruit over the seasons and the years has expanded his reverence for all living things. A retired lawyer, John teaches contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition and is a graduate of the Haden Institute for Spiritual Direction.

    Location: Hosted by John and Spud Rick at their vineyard

    Cost:
    $25, Chrysalis Members
    $35, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 20 May 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Saint Stephen's Episcopal


    Spring Keynote

    The Dirty Life

    with Kristin Kimball



    "As much as you transform the land by farming, farming transforms you." - Kristen Kimball




    Kristen Kimball was living as a single, thirty-something, writer in New York City, until an interview with a dynamic farmer changed her world.  On impulse she shed her city life and started a new farm with him on 500 acres of land in upstate New York. Kimball and her husband had a plan:  to create a sustainable farm and grow everything needed to feed a community. Now every Friday evening, all year round, hundreds of people travel to Essex Farm to pick up their weekly share of the "whole diet.


    Kimball will share stories of running a highly diversified draft horse-powered farm while trying to balance economic, social and environmental factors; stories of farm struggles and of farm victories, thoughts about food and marriage, and will talk about raising two young children in the beautiful, dirty chaos and abundance of Essex Farm

     



    Get the book

    Read the Book

    Bring the book










    Keynote Presenter

    Farmer and Author Kristin Kimball 

    holds a degree in English Literature from Harvard College. Before farming, she was a writer and editor living in New York City. She met Mark in 2002 when she interviewed him for a story she was working on, about the emerging generation of young, entrepreneurial, direct-market farmers. She fell in love with him and his work, and has been professionally dirty ever since.


    Listen to her story on NPR

    View the picture slideshow from the NPR story

    Visit Essex Farm's Website

    Essex Farm on Facebook



    Presenting sponsor




    Location: 
    Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
    6000 Grove Ave.

    Cost:
    $25, Chrysalis Members
    $35, Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 21 May 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrysalis Gathering Space



    Coffee with Kristin Kimball


    Meet Kristin Kimball for coffee Saturday morning after the keynote.






    Location: Chrysalis Gathering Space
    3527 Ellwood Avenue

    Cost:
    $10 Chrysalis Members
    $20 Non-Members

    For More Information: 
    • 22 May 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • 27 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Shalom House
    • 11



    Annual

    Women's Retreat


    Our Masks 

    Inner and Outer






    Join Carol Jacobs, MSW, and Ann Skinner for our annual Women's Retreat at Shalom House in Montpelier, Virginia, as we explore the emergence of new life. Creating our own masks, we will have the opportunity to access our deeper Self, that part of ourselves that can guide us toward our fullest potential.


    Toward the goal of a deepening into our creative, individuated Self this workshop provides a loving and sacred container for women to celebrate and discover their uniqueness and their place in the world. Mask-making, body movement, voice, art expression, and the fairy tale "Red Shoes" will provide the foundation for the "hearing" of the Self.


    How do we stay true to our instincts, our intuitions, and our Soul's calling?  The creation of a personal mask will provide a pathway into the psyche's authentic self and allow for the release of energies that no longer provide protection. The joy and appreciation of creative expression will accompany us in our mask-making retreat of personal renewal.


    Space is limited so please register early. You may register on-line and then mail a check or pay on-line using a credit card.


    FACILITATORS


    Carol A. Jacobs, MSW, is a psychotherapist with 28 years of experience has a private practice in Ashland, Virginia. Carol is a Trustee of the Marion Woodman Foundation Board and has completed the BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Program with Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner. She is also a faculty member for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, providing trainings for professionals and for victims of trauma both nationally and internationally, including work in Macedonia and Kosovo. She also serves on the Chrysalis Institute Faculty.


    Ann Skinner serves as Senior Faculty at the Marion Woodman Foundation and is Head of Voice Emerita at the Stratford Festival, Canada. She is also the former Head of Voice at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal. With Marion Woodman, and Mary Hamilton, she founded BodySoul Rhythms®, an eight-day intensive for women, teaching a psychological process including body, voice, and mask.


    Vicki M. Lanier M.Ed has a private practice specializing in women’s issues and body centered psychotherapy. She studied with Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman for 7 years and founded Pointe Wellness in an effort to create a center for self-searching and healing and actively seeks opportunities for individuals to grow through body, mind and spirit.


    Location: Shalom House 

    15340 Robert Terrell Road, Montpelier, Virginia, 23192


    Cost:
    Single Room Occupancy: 
    Chrysalis Members: $1,400 | Non-members: $1,475


    Double Room Occupancy: 

    $100 off if you book a room (double occupancy) with a friend. Call or email for details.


    Retreat pricing includes payment to Shalom House for meals and lodging. 


    For more information
    info@chrysalisinstitute.org

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • The Clearing


    Ember Day 

    Silent Retreat

    at The Clearing



    A day of quiet and contemplation








    Share an Ember Day of silence and reflection at the Clearing in Amelia County on Wednesday, December 16. 


    Before moving into silence, the day begins with a brief opening circle. The day concludes with a closing circle when we are invited to share the day’s gifts and insights.

    Forest paths are open, as always, and tables and chairs are available for rest, reading, art work, and writing projects. The Lodge will be open. Hot water for tea will be available.

    Bring a bag lunch and a snack to share if you like. Also bring along a journal, a book or anything you would like to work on during your time,

    Maggi Tinsley on Ember Day retreats from Chrysalis Institute on Vimeo.


    FACILITATORS
    Chrysalis is delighted to co-sponsor this retreat with hosts, Richmond Friends Meeting.


    Location:
    The Clearing

    Cost:
    While not necessary, donations ($10 suggested) will help defray the cost of utilities and maintenance.


    Registration:
    Pre-registration is not required, but it is helpful for planning purposes.

    Special Instructions: Please bring your own brown bag lunch. You may also choose to bring simple snacks (fruit, nuts, veggies) to share.

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