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Annual Women's Retreat: Embodied Soul and Sacred Encounter

  • Shalom House 15340 Robert Terrell Road Montpelier, VA, 23192 United States (map)

In the tradition of Carl Jung and Marion Woodman, we’ll explore the fairy tale “The Goose Girl.” Mornings begin in silence, allowing us to harvest our dreams and greet the day. After breakfast, we’ll open to the sacred through shared ritual, poetry, and contemplative movement. With curiosity, respect and non-judgment, we’ll explore archetypal stories woven into our night-time visions and waking challenges. The afternoons will continue the explorations of the morning using centering exercises, physical movement, and creative art expression. In the evenings, we’ll gather to share and close the day with sacred ritual. Return home with more clarity about relationships with yourself and others, an open heart, and a deeper sense of the sacredness of life.

 This is for you if:

  • You seek a deeper understanding of your place in the world.

  • You’d like to do your inner work in a supportive community of women

  • You’re open to new experiences: movement, dreamwork, spiritual exploration and creative expression

Carol Jacobs, MSW, LCSW and Keren Vishny MD, MA


Carol Jacobs, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 28 years of experience as a psychotherapist, 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.


Keren Vishny MD, MA, Both a physician and psychotherapist, Keren now limits her practice to Natural Dreamwork and Mind-Body Wellness. Keren has worked closely with Natural Dreamwork Founder, Rodger Kamenetz, as well as Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman. She has been a Trustee of the Marion Woodman Foundation Board and has completed the BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program. Keren is certified in Mind-Body Medicine and Zero Balancing ®. She is a faculty member at the CG Jung Center in Evanston, Illinois and has a private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. For more information, visit 

$1250/members (EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT through April 15)
$1375/members (After April 15)
$2500/general public

Shalom House in Montpelier, VA

May 29 - June 3rd

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