~Human Alchemy~ - Emerging Feminine Way

Current Workshops


"Your Body - Your Story"

Transformative Theatre for Women

Fortnightly: Thursdays 16thth May till 27th June

1:30-4:30, Dartington Village Hall

Our bodies remember. They carry stories. As we play them out we are revealed to each other and ourselves and our vitality is freed up. Paradoxically, as we release the story, we are more present enriched by digesting our experience.


We let the body speak, let it lead and reveal its wisdom, using the power of performance as a transformative container.

We will not only “tell our stories” but fully claim and embody all of ourselves- now, with all that brought us here. We transform the rough material of our experiences into gold.

It’s a "work" of play and deep healing at the same time, a kind of ritual that occurs through the collective witness.

Through we can recognize that our story, though unique, is shared and creates a tapestry of Her-story.

Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, inquiry, writing, telling and personal reflection.

£75 for the course.
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Heroine's Days – Re-visioning Your Story
Saturdays 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 10:30am-5:30
Staverton Village Hall

For those with previous experience in the work.

Each day stands alone: an opportunity to creatively dive into and re-vision your story from an initiatory perspective, working towards a performance.

We carry so many stories inside and when they are told they get freed up and we get the medicine. It is often in challenging when we might have felt victimized, that we developed our precious gifts and strengths. 

By looking at our lives as a piece of art, we bring reverence to it and find the patterns that are specific to us. As we find those patterns and become the heroine's in our story, we find why we are here.
As women, we particularly need it, as we have lost some of the feminine mythology and need to our archetypal domain.

Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, inquiry, writing, telling and personal reflection.

£50 per day, small groups
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Making Story Together

Meeting of Stories of Women and Men

1st -2nd June, 10-5pm and 11-5pm, Staverton Hall


The weekend will provide a safe creative space to witness each other on the journey of owning and disentangling from our respective gender stories and to reveal a new truth. It is part of for Change programme funded by National Lottery.

With Agata and Phil, for previous groups participants

Donation: £20-40 for the weekend

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Past Workshops

Taking your place- Bringing your gift
Women's weekend
Sat 30th- Sun 31st March 
10:30-5:30 Glade, North Woods, Dartington (indoors & outdoors)

For the sake of all Life, now is the time to shine and effortlessly bring our gifts of power, vulnerability and wisdom; taking our place "in the great family of things". We will explore our longings and the blocks to following them, gently effectively. We will open to the experience that you can be who you sense yourself to what you feel you are here to bring. In these safe, "greenhouse conditions" we will coach each other along, giving welcome and mutual encouragement.
Working with presence, story and performance as an alchemical process.
In an exceptional venue:
Part-funded, places limited, £75
£65-unemployed and benefits

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"Your Body - Your Story"
Transformative Theatre for Women
Dartington Studios
8th Nov- 13th Dec  (break on 29th Nov)
5 Thursdays 2pm-5pm



Our bodies remember. They carry stories. As we play them out we are revealed to each other and ourselves and our vitality is freed up. Paradoxically, as we release the story, we are more present and available, and en by digesting our experience.

We let the body speak, let it lead and reveal its wisdom, using the power of performance as a transformative container.

We will not only “tell our stories” but fully claim and embody all of ourselves- now, with all that brought us here. We transform the rough material of our experiences into diamonds.

It’s a "work" of play and deep healing at the same time, a kind of ritual that occurs through the collective witness.

Through we can recognize that our story, though unique, is shared and creates a tapestry of Her-story.

Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, inquiry, telling and personal reflection.

No previous performance experience necessary.


National Lottery Funded. Places at £5/session


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Alchemy of Your Story
Woman's Journey into the Underworld
Sat 17th- Sun 18th Nov 2018,
10:30am-5pm
Dartington Village Hall



Autumn and Winter invite us on the journey of descent, into the Dark and deeper into ourselves. The Dark that we may shy away from offers gifts of rest and transformation.

In the myth of the heroine makes a descent into the underworld to unite with her “dark sister”. This “going down” and embracing what is found there is a woman’s journey home. She is called to re-inhabit her body waist down and to plunge into the lower regions of her psyche where a raw power awaits, in the form of stories and emotions.

We carry many stories inside and when they are told they get freed up and we get the medicine. It is often in the darkest we might have felt victimized, that we developed our precious gifts and strengths. 

By looking at our life as a Heroine's Journey, we bring reverence to it and find the patterns that are specific to us. As we find those patterns, we appreciate our winding path and we find why we are here.

Workshop Part-funded.

Price for the whole weekend: sliding scale £60 - £75
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21st-23rd July 2018
3-day Autobiographical Workshop at
Theatre Village, Wegajty, Poland

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18th August 2018
Workshop and Performance at
Woman Fest n/r Frome
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"Your Body - Your Story"
Transformative Theatre for Women
Starts 5th of June

4 Tuesdays 2pm- 5pm
Dartington Estate, Hex, Studio 33

Our bodies remember. They carry stories. As we play them out we are revealed to each other and ourselves and our vitality frees up. Paradoxically, as we release the story, we are more present and enriched by digesting our experience.

We let the body speak, let it lead and reveal its wisdom, using the power of performance as a container.
We will not only “tell our stories” but fully claim and embody all of ourselves- now, with all that brought us here. We transform the rough material of our experiences into diamonds.
It’s a "work" of play and deep healing at the same time, a kind of ritual that occurs through the collective witness.
Through we can recognize that our story, though unique, is shared and creates a tapestry of Her-story.

This process is open and available to everyone, regardless of any experience. Many who've never stepped out before found it surprisingly available and safe.

Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, inquiry, telling and personal reflection.
Places limited, booking essential.
£75 for 4 weeks

 ‘‘At some point, we must look inward for our education. We must notice what inhibits our freedom, be willing to give up all preconceptions, be truthful, and relax in order to act from lively emptiness’’ Ruth Zaporah

"Our lives are at once ordinary and mythical.” Natalie Goldberg

“This work gets to the heart of performance, and honesty of the solo performer. And even it goes a way to heal the rifts between women, the competition and the judgment we all suffer and invite us to truly be witnesses and celebrants of each other’s journeys.”- participant
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"Making Her-story"
Women's Groups
4 2pm- 5pm
April 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st (FULL)
Dartington Estate, Hex, Studio 33


Explore what wants to come through you as one of many feminine voices story is my story is Her-story. We recognize our shared sorrows, victories, dreams and passions. We make our own fate, dying, birthing and re-birthing ourselves. Many within one life; many women in each woman.

Expect fun, depth, nurturing and supportive connection. Share the transmission of your essence, gift and passion, speaking out for what in our world needs attention.

Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, creative expression and braking inner restrictions.

These groups are National Lottery funded
 





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"Drop the Story"
Solo Autobiographical Theatre Festival 
14th-16th September 2017
at Riverstone, TQ11 0NF
Details:

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Buddhafield Festival 12-16 July
Workshops Friday 14th and Sat 15th 12:00
"Performance as transformation and self-discovery"

We will be exploring what wants to come through us and be communicated with the world, very unique to each one of us.
We will share the transmission of our gifts and passion.
We will approach performance as a process, not and a gateway to discovery and healing.


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Emergence Theatre
for Women
Tuesdays 2-5pm
9th, 23rd May
13th, 27th June
Dartington
Tuesday afternoons will be dedicated purely to play, self-expression and self-inquiry through performance, allowing all aspects of the feminine to come through, be seen and embodied.
Though we do this work under the guise of “theatre” it is a way of healing and can often be powerful and shamanic/ritualistic in nature. Whilst maintaining healthy distance through playfulness, we travel deep inside ourselves and are being revealed. It is in the atmosphere of safety, welcoming and supported that we take this journey.
Expect fun, depth, nurturing and supportive connection.
Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, witnessing and being witnessed, connection to the field, creative expression and braking inner restrictions.
£60 for the course
Numbers limited.
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 Women's Voices: Making Performance
Wednesdays 2-5pm
3rd, 17th May
7th, 21st June
5th July
Dartington

Wednesday afternoons will be dedicated to "Women's Voices" in July (22-23) and Drop the Story Festival in September (15-17).
We will work with your ideas and the material you bring, as well as generating new, whilst in on personal/universal theme/gift of the piece. You will benefit from group support and the opportunity to try things out. I will bring my capacity as a guide/ director and support in the aspects of embodied stage presence, imagination, characterization and craft.
It will be a dance of self-guidance and received guidance; tailored to your requirements.
£75 for the course or £15/class
Numbers limited.

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Stories for Change Groups 
January-March 2017
Dartington

Would story would you tell? The one that would change you and the ones who hear it… The one you haven’t even owned, feeling only the edges of it in your soul. You will recognize it though when it comes out of you. And the ones listening will be freed up by receiving it. They will feel welcomed in their own version of the same story.

What do you feel is worth talking about, shouting about, whispering about? What subject is begging for our attention?
Discover and bring your story

This group is dedicated to performance as self-inquiry.
We will be exploring what wants to come through us and be communicated with the world, very unique to each one of us.
We will share a transmission of our essence, gift and passion.

Find yourself being revealed through the power of being witnessed.
Be surprised and enriched by bringing your gifts into being. Expect fun, depth, nurturing and supportive connection.

Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, performance craft, writing, witnessing and being witnessed, connection to the field, creative expression and braking inner restrictions.

Tuesday Group   1:30-4:
Jan 31st, Feb 14th, 28th, March 14th

Wednesday Group
Feb 8th and 22nd - 2-5pm
March 8th and 22nd - 3-6pm
 
Groups will re-open after Easter moving towards a community performance in June/July.
Contribution for each series £60
Spaces limited to four.
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Women's Solstice
Wed 21st Dec 7.30-9.30 pm
Dartington
A space for women to pause and be nourished, connect with the holding and reflective quality of this dark time of year.
We will open to body meditation, touch, rest, digestion and prayer.
Donations £5-10
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Witch-Exploration for Women
Sat 10th Dec,1:30-5:30pm
Dartington

Women have been persecuted and killed for embodying Her. No wonder we fear Her. light goes on- don't go there- danger
transformer, healer, joker, magic maker, wise woman, irrational and crazy… She knows the invisible as of this world, that’s why she can command this world. She is winter, dark, intimate, opposite of consumer culture, not giving a toss about appearance, delights in being shocking…
She holds great treasures in her darkness.
She gives us strength and authority. Makes us feel independent and sovereign. She knows what we need to know and brings renewal when we have become nothing
teaches and guides me. Brakes down my false self regularly to put me in touch with the greater reality.
She brings pleasure and liberation.
Let’s explore her underground kingdom, in our bodies and psyches. lets receive her gifts and cackle with her!
Unknown...Inquiry, movement, witnessing , release… sacred space, profane space, irreverence.
Places limited, booking essential.
Contribution £25/£20 cons.
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Samhain: Listening to the Ancestors, welcoming the Dark
Sunday 30th October 4pm-6pm
Dartington
At this time of invited to meet and embrace the forces of death and darkness in nature and within. What's scary about it? Could it be nourishing and holding? explore it directly.
What are the gifts of our ancestors and the dead? listen, remember and be nourished.
I have a particular affinity with the gifts of death and darkness and it is part of my Polish heritage to celebrate
Day of the Dead.
Please join me in an intimate setting with a wood burner.
Body mediation, inquiry, ritual, journeying.
Bring photos of your beloved dead for the altar.
Donations £5-10

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"Drop the Story"
Festival of Solo Autobiographical Theatre
10th-13th November Dartington Hall
Offering workshops and performances
Please see:
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Presence Theatre Group
Performance as Transformation
Three Alternate Thursday Afternoons 2-5pm
Oct 6th, 20th, Nov 3rd
(with a possibility to continue)
                                                Dartington

This group is dedicated to performance as self-inquiry.
We will be exploring what wants to come through us and be communicated with the world, very unique to each one of us.
We will share a transmission of our essence, gift and passion.
We will approach performance as a process (not ) and a gateway to discovery and healing.

Expect fun, depth, nurturing and supportive connection.
Find yourself being revealed
through the power of being witnessed.

Be surprised and enriched by bringing your gifts into being.
Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, witnessing and being witnessed, connection to the field, creative expression and braking inner restrictions.
Intimate group limited to 4.
Contribution: £45
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Equinox Community Dance
Friday 23 September 8pm
Wayfaring, Cott Road, Dartington


A community for an evening, we will drop into our bodies and presence, pray in movement, find ourselves at this time of transition.
Gather the richness of the summer and turn towards the autumn’s journey.
With music, gentle guidance and somatic mindfulness practice, we will be in the unknown together, enjoying being alive and consciously landing here.
Donations £5-£10
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Workshops in Poland:
Wymiany, Tu Teraz
"Przebudzenie Kobiet"
"Ty Jestes Darem!"
"Taniec Chwili Obecnej"
13-18 Sierpnia
Informacje:

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Presence Theatre for women
Performance as Transformation
Alternate Saturday Mornings Drop in 10:30-1:30
11, 25 June, 9 July
Dartington
This group is dedicated to performance as self-inquiry. 
We will be exploring what wants to come through us and be communicated with the world, very unique to each one of us.
We will share a transmission of our essence, gift and passion.
We will approach performance as an unfolding and a gateway to discovery and healing.
Expect fun, depth, nurturing and supportive connection.

being witnessed.
Be surprised and enriched by bringing your gifts into being.
Work with presence, embodiment, improvisation, witnessing and being witnessed, connection to creative expression and braking inner restrictions.
It's possible to join for all three, two or just one session £15/session.
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Emerging Creations
Women’s Group
Tuesday evenings (mostly alternate) 7pm-9.30pm
7,14,28 June, 12 July
Dartington

We will explore what wants to come through and be communicated with the world, very unique to each one of us. We will support and facilitate the emergence of our gifts: what they are, how we are giving them already, what is in the way...
The group will support nurturing your particular project - “baby” and your emergence in general. There will be space for individual attention and met at different stages. We will explore moving across the spectrum of coming forward and resting back. A space to be held and witnessed as you take steps out into the world.
The needs of the group members will have a key impact on shaping the group.
Tools: embodiment, play, movement, coaching, witnessing and being witnessed, inquiry, touch, sharing.
: self-expression, coming forward, working from the field, transformation, resting back, transmitting your passion, nurturing, intimacy, irreverence, presence, self-compassion, inner restrictions.
Sliding scale: £45-60 for the series 
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"Inanna's Descent: Embracing the Dark Feminine and the Wild Body"
Women's Workshop
Friday  20TH  May, 6.30-9.30PM
Jellyfish Productions Gallery, Buckfastleigh

Part of Buckfastleigh Storytelling Festival and inspired by the ancient story, the workshop explores themes of women's descent: into our womanly bodies, into the deeper parts of the psyche, bringing together the light and dark faces of the feminine within.
Embodying parts of us that are not necessarily "nice" but a source of great energy and wellbeing when fully felt and conducted. Acknowledging how our lower body: hips, sex and legs are a supportive and healthy place to be, that we often habitually abandon.
Expect fun, depth and nourishment.
Work with inquiry, movement and embodied expression.
Donations £15-25

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   "Out of the Shadows"
Storytelling Performance
Tues 17th May 7.30pm
Jellyfish Productions Gallery, Buckfastleigh

Storytelling by Agata Krajewska and Mark Bedford, two delightful performers sharing tales of going into the shadows to bring light. includes Agata's telling of 'Inanna's Descent an ancient pre-patriarchal story of initiation and Mark's rendering of "Miss Ophelia's Shadow Theatre", a less known story by Michael Ende (Never Momo) and other treats. Join us for a rich, inspiring evening.
£8/7 cons.

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Coming Home to Yourself
Day retreat for women
Sat 26 March
11am-5:30pm
Hatch Court,  Churchstow, TQ7 4AJ
Beautiful location right next to river Avon and near the sea.

Return to and your body, let your nervous system unwind. Listen to yourself, open to the natural world, feel the transition into Spring.
Ask yourself: what is dying, what is being this moment and in you?
We will practice presence and embodiment,
our individual and shared journeys.
A day of rest and reflection.
We will spend some time outside by the river,
communing with the natural world.
: £30

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Performance
"Emerging Creations" Performance Research Group
Sat 10:30-1:30 on

6 Feb, 20 Feb, 12 March,
2 April,16 Apr
Jellyfish Productions Gallery, Buckfastleigh
This intimate group is for people who have experience or strong interest in performance as self-inquiry.
We will be exploring what wants to come through and be communicated with the world, very unique to each one of us. We will approach performance as of our essence, gift and passion. We will be working towards an invited sharing on the last day. It will be your own project, guided and supported by me.
The themes I will be offering as inspiration are to do with ancestry and stories that made us who we are but you are invited to bring your own interests and work creatively with those.

Contribution, sliding scale £45-£60 for 5x3 hour meetings.
Individual sessions available at a discounted rate.
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Creativity“Dreaming into the New Year"
Creative Gathering for Women
Saturday 2 January 2:30pm-6pm
Jellyfish Production Gallery, Buckfastleigh

A space to reflect, receive and connect at this moment of transition. Acknowledging where we are, gathering the gifts of the year past and making intentions for the one just beginning.
Claiming and activating your creative feminine potential.
We will support and witness each other with presence and make a representation of our dreams for the coming year.
£20/£15 cons

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Peace“Touching the Stillness Within” Solstice Women’s Gathering Sunday 20 Dec ,4pm-6pm 
Jellyfish Productions Gallery, Buckfastleigh
A space for women to rest into the silence and darkness
of this time of year, connecting to the “womby”
feeling within and without.
Body mediation, presence, connection and contact, rest,
journeying, dropping below the mind.   £10
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Ancestors
Day of the Dead Celebration
Remembering, Ritual, Performance
Sunday 1st of Nov, 7:30 pm
Dartington Village Hall

At this special time, when traditionally the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, we gather to celebrate those who’ve gone before and welcome their presence. All over is the time to connect with and honour the ancestors.
As we honour them, we honour our lives.
includes a simple ritual of remembering and artistic performances on the theme.
We will be joined by music, improvisation
and storytelling artists:
Mark Bedford, Isabella Laslo, Beth Bee Love, Alexa Smith, Kirsty and Olly Hurd-Thomas and more.
Bring photos of your loved ones on the other side and candles to light for them, if you feel moved.

Donations £7-10

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EmbodiedCreative Performance Group
With Agata and Friends
Sat 10:30-1:30 ,
every three weeks on
10, 31 Oct, 21 Nov, 12 Dec
Buckfastleigh Town Hall

Explore different performance through varied disciplines, shared by performers and teachers; starting with autobiographical storytelling.
Work with presence, body awareness, improvisation, relationship with the audience, spontaneous creativity through performance.
It is possible to join for one-off sessions.
£15/session or £36 for 3.

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Womb power"Awakening in a Woman’s Body
-Reclaiming Feminine Power"
Start 6th Oct
Four Tuesdays  7:30pm to 9:30pm,
at Jellyfish Productions, Buckfastleigh


Four weeks group focusing on reclaiming all parts of ourselves through the doorways of four archetypes: Mother, Lover, Queen and Visionary. Exploring aspects of earth-connection, sensual pleasure, sovereignty and intuition. 
A space to come home to yourself, let go and connect. Receive encouragement to be as you are and shine; create Weave our support for one another. Open to your sensual and feeling nature. Reconnect to your womb and your body’s intuitive wisdom
£40

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Gifts“Bringing our Gifts
Taster Workshop For Emerging Women
Sunday 5 July,
11pm -5pm
Birdwood House, Totnes

Unsure about your gift? Want to try out something new? Need support to come forward and work in a feminine way?
A workshop for creative women who taste how to clarify their offering, try things out and overcome obstacles to bringing their gifts. There will be a space to be seen and share your essence. Be the gift and find the joy of sharing yourself, effortlessly.
 Contribution £20-£40
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Living with Presence at Summer Festivals:

Nearly Real Theatre Festival
9th-12th July, Ashprington n/r Totnes
"The Art of Letting Go" solo performance, Thurs 9th Jul, 7pm

Seed Festival Workshops
17th-19th July, Hawkwood, Stroud
"Natural Presence" Movement from within in nature, out in the woods. Listening with your body, giving to and receiving from the Natural World.
"Being the Gift" Embodied inquiry into offering yourself to the world. Giving, receiving, welcoming and expressing from a place of being already enough. Work with presence, through the body, with support of attention.

Wildheart Gathering Workshops
28th-31st August, Dartmoor
"The Gift of the Feminine" (women)
Exploration of our diverse feminine expression and connecting to our hearts desires. Work with presence, through the body, receiving and witnessing of each other's emergence. Finding the joy of being in the flow when we don’t censor or hold back parts of ourselves.
 
Being the Gift (men and women)
An inquiry into what you long to offer to the world. Giving, receiving, welcoming and expressing from a place of being already enough. Work with presence, through the body, with support of attention. 
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Heroine's journey“Heroine’s Journey” in Bristol
Feminine Gifts, Presence and Archetypes
Sat 16 and 30 May 2 pm-6 pm

Wild Goose Space, 228 Mina Rd,
Both days: £60-£70, One day only: £35-£40

What is feminine power and presence? What gifts do you long to bring to this world? How would it be to step into your full potential and be seen and received?
This is the time of the return of the feminine principle, which we, as women, are bringing forward. Together we will travel through feminine archetypes and explore their presence in our lives.  As we find our way to our natural potency, we can uncover the gifts we long to offer.

The work includes embodiment, presence, deep inquiry and creative expression, supported by an intimate circle of women.

The intention is for the group to resume in the Autumn months.


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The path"Heroine's Journey-Emergence into the World"  Awakening Women Support Group
Four Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm, 24th Jan- 14th March
"Radiant Lodge", Broadsands n/r Totnes
In the group we will look at our own unique emergence, in the context of the bigger collective emergence of the feminine principle.

This is what we will explore:
*Finding your unique gifts
*Difficulties in your life/story as formative agents for your gifts
*Feminine way to create, relationship to life/death/life cycle
*Using and harnessing your intuition/inner guidance
*Relationship to stepping forward and being seen
*Being/doing balance, limits, over-extending, energy management
We will work with of presence, through the body, invoking the support of the sacred feminine, using deep inquiry, inner journeying, storytelling and creativity.
We will look at what is out of date for us as women and open to the potential for our multi-faceted expression. We will be held and supported by an intimate circle of women, coming together as we emerge into the new year.

I am choosing to offer this group at of £65 for the series. Places are limited, allowing for an in-depth process.
Dates: Jan 24th, 31st, Feb 14th, 28th, March 14th
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Create“Creating Your Life”
New Year’s Dreaming Day for Women
Sat 3 of Jan 2015, 10:30am-4:30pm 
Venue near Totnes

What are you pregnant with at the start of this New Year? As women we are biologically designed to create but how much do we use this power for our own benefit? What is our true feminine way to give birth to our own fulfilling life? We will into the rhythms of life and death and the art of tuning into your inner guidance.

 £25 places limited

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Release'Unwind in Movement'
in collaboration with DJ Robert Moore

Monday 29th Dec,  7:15pm to 9:30pm
Beautiful Studio 6, Lower Close, Dartington Estate

Whether you really enjoy or struggle with it, come out and continue your hibernation together with others in the nourishing space of Studio 6.
Held by unique music and caring guidance, digest - physically and emotionally; no pressure, just unwinding in the way that is right for you.

£10/£8
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Presence“Solstice Dreaming”
Healing Movement Meditation   

Sunday 21 December, 4pm-5.45pm

Eden Rise n/r Totnes

Welcome to the space of healing, reflection and being close to yourself at this stillest, darkest time of year. Space to honour the pull inward and the aliveness in your body.

Body meditation, movement and stillness, with music and silence, in a sensitively held space.
Donations: £6-£10

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skull flowers“Honouring  the Ancestors-Honouring Life”
Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday 1 of Nov, 7:30 pm  Dartington Village Hall

Music, Song, Storytelling, Fooling, Dance, Remembering

At this time of between the worlds is the thinnest. All over is a traditional time to connect with and honour the dead. As have forgotten to celebrate the ancestors, who passed down to us all the fruit of To honour them and death itself opens us again to rediscover the preciousness of this existence.
 
The evening will include various performances on the theme, an opportunity to honour and remember your particular ancestors and a celebratory dance. You are welcome to bring photos of your loved ones on the other side and candles to light for them.
Artists include: Christoffer de Graal , Agata Krajewska,
 Isabella Laslo, Beth Coombs, Fran Andre,
Kirsty and Olly Hurd-Thomas
Tickets £10 on the door
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"Heroine's Journey"
Autobiographical Inquiry Group for Women: Share Your Story- Find Your Gifts

11 Oct- 14 Dec,
4 Afternoons, 1 Day and Community Sharing
Dartington Village Hall and Totnes Birdwood House
An invitation to explore together the emergence of the new authentic feminine expression, manifesting uniquely through each one of us. We will travel through the different feminine archetypes and examine their presence in
Find the gifts hidden within difficulties and how the narrative of your story points to what you have to offer.
Be supported by a group of women to stay connected to your heart, body and creativity, as the season invites us to turn inward. Discover the alchemical effect of sharing your story.
Afternoons 2-5pm:
Sat 11Oct,  Sun 26 Oct,
Sat 15 Nov, Sun 30 Nov;
Day 10:30-5:30pm: Sun 7 Dec;
Community sharing : Sun 14Dec 2-5pm (optional and by invite only)
£145 - £125 (some subsidized places available)
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"Presence in Performance"  Drop-in Tuesday Eve Class 7:30-9 7th, 14th, 21st of Oct,

Totnes Birdwood House, downstairs
Presence -Embodiment-Expression
Going beyond technique, taking to explore how it actually is for you to be seen and share your gifts through performance, with for some fun.

Experience creativity emerging out of the unknown; giving and receiving of attention; play; sharing of your gifts and inner landscapes. Practice in improvisation and/or work
Contribution £6-£10
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Women’s Equinox Gathering
Sunday 21 September, 7pm-9pm, Eden Rise, n/r Totnes
Time to be together in women’s good company, take stock and look ahead. We will connect with our bodies and nature at this turning point of equal light and when we begin the descent into the Autumn/Winter months.
Join us for movement, reflection, sharing, outdoors, simple ritual and optional sauna.
Meet in the small group room.
Donations £6-10, sauna after £1-2

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Summer Festival Programme
Presence
Totnes Solo Festival 3rd-6th July
Ashprington Village Hall 
Fri 4th,  1:00pm- 3:30pm Workshop:
“Performance- the gift of you”
We will approach performance as an offering of your presence and your unique qualities, exploring the giving and receiving of attention. Through play, inquiry and improvisation we will dive in, meeting our inner characters, spontaneously revealing inner riches. (£12.50)
Sat 5, 7:30 Performance:
“This Being a Woman” (work in progress)
This is a piece exploring identity in of being a woman. It wrestles with themes of sexuality, power and repression, sensing and emergence of the feminine principle into the world, finding its expression through my soul. (£5)

Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 16th-20 July
Workshops on Thurs 17th and Fri 18th:
"Presence Theatre"
Working with presence and expression in spontaneous, personal sharing of your self. Exploring giving and receiving attention, play, coming forward with your unique gifts.
"Embodied Feminine Way"
What your authentic feminine expression and your gifts to this world? Landing in your womb, finding your truth

Quest 24-27 July, Newton Abbot
Women’s Workshop: Fri 25 July 10am-12pm (£12)
 “Embodying the Deep Feminine”
Connecting to your wisdom and power, through your body, discovering different aspects of the feminine within you.
 
Movement Inquiry Workshop: Sun 27 July 10-11.30am (£9)
“Moving into the Unknown”
with live music by Christoffer de Graal
Exploring being in the unknown, in movement and enquiry. Meeting yourself and each other fresh and intimate.
 
Festival of Exchange, "Tu I Teraz Centre", Poland
Workshops on 1st and 2nd of August:
 „Intymność ze sobą” (warsztat dla kobiet)
Powrót do ciała i specyficznej kobiecej mocy. Pokochanie i odkrycie siebie na nowo, we wszystkich naszych “kształtach”. Praca z sensualnością, medytacyjnym ruchem, ekspresją,  połączeniem z ziemią i wzajemnym wsparciem.
„Teatr Obecnosci”
W tej chwili, jak życie chce się wyrazić poprzez Ciebie- Twoją formę i ekspresję?
Odpoczywanie w naszej własnej obecności i pozwalanie na przepływ energii i indywidualnego wyrazu, przy wzajemnym wsparciu.
Ćwiczenia uważnosci, wewnętrznego wgladu, ucieleśniania emocji i energii.
 
Into the Wild 22-25 August, Sussex
Workshops:
"Emergence of the Deep Feminine”  for women
  Experience how this awakening of the feminine principle finds its way into the world in and through your body.

"Intimate Movement"  for men and women
Exploration of presence, intimacy with yourself and with another through embodied expression and awareness practices.

Kalikalos Center, Greece, 5-19 September
Facilitator in residence, offering individual and group embodied presence- inquiry sessions, as well as autobiographical work that can lead to performance.
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yoni shakti “Treasures in The Dark “

 Connecting Heart and Power

Workshop for Women

Sunday 1st June, 11.30am-5pm
Dartington
So much power and passion in the subconscious, in that which we don’t allow. Our sense of freedom, wildness and sexuality is closely tied up with the “ugly”, unwanted parts of ourselves.  Mobilizing this energy can bring us a sense of connection with our womb, ground and roots.
This is an invitation to let our “darkness” open our hearts, to connect our passion with our love.

We will work with embodied presence, inquiry and improvisation, fostering safety and mutual support.
£30/£25 cons. If money is an issue and you really want to come, make me an offer.
Booking essential as places are limited to 6.
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handsred“Welcome into Being –
The Gift of You”

Presence, Embodiment, Expression

Sunday 18 May, 11am-4.30pm,

The Arts House, Forest Row
What is wanting to come through you, to be seen, heard and What is your unique flavour and expression? What if every aspect of you were a gift to be offered?

We will cultivate presence, explore through our bodies, using for self-discovery and awakening. We will serve each other as midwives with our open attention.

Agata Krajewska brings her experience of running Presence Theatre, embodiment and inquiry groups. She is trained as a Bodymind Therapist and draws on Movement of Being work.

Depending on income: £40/£35/£30
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blossom“Feminine Presence ~ Blossoming”

Integration and Embodiment Workshop for Women

Sat 19th 2:30-6pm,
Temple Space in Dartington


What’s unfolding in your life right now? What are the new shoots and blossoms? How do you feel them intimately in your body and express their moment to moment? Welcoming all that’s moving through you, including your sensuality and connection to nature. Being held and supported by a luxurious space and good company.

We blossom when all of ourselves is welcome.

Sliding scale: £30-£15
Booking essential.

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Embody"Unknown in Movement"
in collaboration with DJ Robert Moore
Saturday 29th March 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Studio 6, Dartington Estate

A supportive dance space to "drop" deeper into your experience and follow your body's natural unfolding and release. Cultivating a quality of presence that allows it all to be as it is, being new and unknown in your movement.

Robert's mastery of the musical structure woven with Agata's meditative holding with minimal, spoken guidance.

In the lovely dance space of Studio 6 at Dartington Estate.

£10 on the door
£8 in advance (£8.49 via PayPal)

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Holding"Letting Life Through You"
Self-Receiving Practice for Women
Sunday 16th March,
2pm-6pm, Dartington


What is wanting to come through you, to be seen, heard and received - in this moment and in your daily life? your expression of the feminine? What aspects of her are you suppressing and rejecting and what treasures do they hold? How much life can you let through safely, uncensored?
Exploring and expressing with our bodies, finding and welcoming inner characters, using improvisation for self-discovery and awakening. Serving each other as mirrors and with our open attention.
Booking essential.Contribution £30-£20
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wise woman“Bringing Her Through”

Embodying and integrating different aspects of the Feminine- for women

March 2
11am-4:30pm Dartington
What is wanting to come through you as a woman, to be seen, heard and transmitted - in this moment and in your daily life? your expression of the Feminine? What aspects of her are you suppressing and rejecting and what treasures do they hold?

Working with movement and sound, using improvisation as a healing practice for the soul. Serving each other as mirrors and with our open attention.
Cost: £30/£25 cons.  Booking essential as places limited to 6.

Inside and outside space available, lunch to share.

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oceanFeminine Presence

“Conducting Energy and Emotion”

Sunday 2nd February, 2:30pm-6pm

Totnes, Birdwood House

How can we meet, conduct and digest every experience, so it can become nourishment for our moment-to-moment living? Conducting thoughts and emotions moving through us, as waves of energy that can touch our hearts but don’t define who we are. Drawing on the support of our bodies, presence and open enquiry.

Cost: £25-£15
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Body“Safe in the Unknown”

Resourcing in Body and Presence

Sunday 26 January, 11am-5pm,

Forest Row, East Sussex, Broadstone, Park Road, RH18 5BX


Both our bodies and presence are resources that are always available, no what the circumstances, and we can draw on them in times of struggle. How can we remember and fully utilize this support and be nourished by our moment-to-moment experience? How can we live and relate, fresh in the unknown, less as a fixed idea and more as embodied presence?

Cost: £30/£25
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Solstice2013“Alive Stillness”
Winter Solstice Offering          Thursday 19 Dec
Eden Rise n/r Totnes
7:30-9:30pm 

In this darkest time are invited to touch the essence of our Being, the stillness underneath it all. Yet, while outside sleeps, we are still tingling with life, our bodies vibrant and expressive. We invite you into an exploration of the stillness and aliveness within and without at this turning point of Solstice. Time to resource and welcome yourself, reflect, dance, connect and pray with your body. With gentle guidance and exquisite, live music-of-the-moment by Christoffer de Graal. 
 Donations £5-£10 . Teas/chat/sauna (£1-2) after.  
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Spiral“Womb Diving” 
Feminine Wisdom and Power
Saturday, 7 December, 2pm-6pm
Dartington, 
The Temple at Cholwell Farm

In the darkness of Winter enter deep into your Being through the doorway of your womb. Our womb is a power centre and a doorway into the mysteries of the Deep Feminine. It's a source of abundant creativity and wisdom that we can draw upon for and guidance. It can deepen our connection to the Earth, all things wild and growing and to all women in our blood-line and beyond. 
In we habitually neglect and forget this part of our body and its gifts. 
This is a time to give her space- honour, listen and receive, and to welcome ourselves and each other as abundant, creative women.
Contribution £30-£20
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balls-of-yarn  “Pulling on the Threads” 
Exploring themes and stories and gifts of your life 
 Sundays, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 1st, 2:30-5:30 pm, Dartington

What are the threads in your life that connect to make your story, that is a revelation to you and others of your own “myth”, hero’s/heroine’s This exploration can point you to your unique gifts to the world, to your resources and areas of As you work creatively with these, they can be accessed and transformed.
What is your unique expression of the infinite?
The gift that only you can bring?
It’s a journey of self-revelation and dis-identification. 
Working telling, writing and improvisation. 
I bring my experience of journeying with my life stories, devising and performing an autobiographical show and supporting others in their explorations.
Contribution per session £15.Come to one or all.
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“This, which cannot be lost” 
Autobiographical storytelling with teaching tales and Rumi
Sunday 27 of October 8pm
Forest Row, Broadstone, Park Road, RH18 5BX,  £5-7

True life’s tales of loss and gain, of blessings disguised as curses and unexpected turns of faith. 
Set against the backdrop of communist and post-communist Poland and the very special village of Forest Row.
Can we allow the waves of change and find that which never changes?
 "Captivating… engaging… deeply inspiring...  alive and beautiful"
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hands “Being as You Are”  
Practice of Embodied Presence
  Saturday 26th October, 11- Forest Row, East Sussex, Broadstone, Park Road, RH18 5BX 

 Opening simultaneously to our infinite and finite-human nature and practising how we can be in the world as both. Finding deep intimacy with ourselves first and relating from there. Working with embodied presence and enquiry process.  Contribution £30-£20
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brown earth

The Ground of Being
Inquiry Support Group 
 4 Tuesdays from 1 Oct 7.30-9.30pm, Dartington 

 Inspired by Movement of Being/ This Movement work, which I've practised for 11 years and love deeply. 
This is a space to be with all of our experience and welcome ourselves as we are. To nurture and support ourselves and each other in relaxing deeper into our Being. 
 This practice can have a profound effect on our nervous system and support us in our daily living  
We will work with resting in awareness, bodily support and pair enquiries. 
Donations £7-£10. Please enquire if money is an issue.
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EarthMother-birth-Goddess“Womb Stories” 
Embodiment, Personal Stories and Empowerment Workshop for Women 
Sunday 6 Oct 2pm-6pm 
 Dartington, The Temple at Cholwell Farm 
This is an opportunity to explore stories held in our womb, a place where memories related particularly to being a woman are stored. We will work with on embodiment and integration, using stories as doorways to our potency in the present.  An empowering journey home. 
Suggested Donation £20-£30. 

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Country-road
“This Being Human”
Sunday 8th Sept
Solo
tales and poetry of Rumi.
Live music by  Christoffer de
Bogan House, Totnes, doors open 7.45
Entry: £8/£7 cons.
True life’s tales of freedom, confinement, loss and hope,
of the power of the human spirit
and the search for the hidden treasure without and within.
Can we allow the waves of change
and find what is never changing?

Followed by an after show discussion:
"What's the value of autobiographical performance?"
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hands"Intimate Movement"
Workshops at Buddhafield Festival
17-21 July
"Exploration of presence, intimacy with yourself and connection with another through embodiment and awareness practices, with live music by Rebecca Maze and friends"
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Country-road
“This Being Human”
by Agata Krajewska

Solo performance of autobiographical stories
braided with teaching tales and poetry of Rumi
At the opening night of
Totnes Soulo Theatre Festival
on July 2nd
More information:
"Can we allow the waves of change
and find that which is never changing?"
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hands sun
“Welcoming Solstice - Welcoming Yourself”
A Day for Women
Saturday 22nd of June, 11am-4.30pm, Dartington

A time to drop deep into yourself as you are, nourish your womanhood, and meet with nature at the time of Solstice, a turning point in our journey through the year.
We will work in a very simple and inclusive way, most of all opening the space to rest within just as we find ourselves, finding ways to support that through awareness, sharing embodiment. We will spend some time outside being with and communing with nature, drawing on wisdom and presence.
Come and be together at this time.

Agata will draw on her experience of Movement of Being, Rhythmic Healing and Deep Feminine work.

Exchange: £25/£20 cons.
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handsBeltane Intimate Movement

Close to yourself-meeting another

Tuesday 7th May, 6pm-7.45pm Eden Rise n/r Totnes


Space to drop into your body and being. Get close to yourself; meet the other from there. Inner body awareness, heart dialogue, embodied expression, rest. With magical live-music by Christoffer de e, playful guidance by Agata.

Suggested contribution: £6-£10

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~Beltane Heart Dialogue-
Presence and Connection
Friday 3rd May, 11.30am- 1.30 pm
Forest Row, Small Village Hall
When we meet another it's easy to what’s most important in the meeting- the connection to our own presence. Together we will nourish and appreciate this connection and practice relating from there, with the support of enquiry, embodiment, play and awareness exercises, with a lot of space to just be.

Contribution, sliding scale: £10- £7

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Trees"Heart Dialogue and the Resource of Presence"
Thursday 25 April, 7.30pm
Bogan House, Totnes
Part of TTT Skillshare

we are conditioned to get somewhere else to find fulfilment. But we can only find the lasting source of it in ourselves, in the present moment. Because of this built-in drive forward, it is useful to practise experiencing and relating presence. To do that we will use simple, well-tested enquiry and awareness exercises.
It is a joy and a revelation to discover the richness of ourself when we return.
http://www.transitiontowntotnes.org/event/the-resource-of-presence-free-skillshare/
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Country-road“This Being Human”

Friday 19 of


Bogan House, Totnes, doors open 7.45

Solo performance of autobiographical stories
spiced with teaching tales and poetry of Rumi.

Special guest appearances:
Rebecca Mayes and Christoffer de

A fund-raising event


True life’s tales of freedom, confinement, loss and hope,

of the power of the human spirit

and the search for the hidden treasure without and within.

Can we allow the waves of change
and find what is never changing?
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Intimate Movement
handsFriday 22nd of March, 8.15 pm       
With live music by Christoffer de Graal and Fran Andre
Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road

Exploration of presence and intimacy with yourself through non-stylized movement and
As we approach another Turning Point of the year, we inquire- How can I be more connected, more intimate with myself?
We will engage with awareness Movement of Being work that us to our direct experience and freely to amazing "music of the moment" delivered by two virtuoso artists.
A treat!

Doors open for 8.15 start.
Contribution £6-£10
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Flowers-growing-out-of-the-concrete“Bringing Your Gifts to the World as Women”
Four Sundays- Feb 17, 24, March 3, 10
5pm-7pm (or 7.30pm),
Birdwood House, Totnes
cost £36 (some concessions available)
 
How do we share what we are passionate about and stay true to our own feminine way? Meeting the pressures and expectations of what we’ve been taught a “success” is.
What is satisfying for us? What do we truly long to offer?
What stands in the
 
you will have a space to explore these questions for yourself. You will be able to practise bringing your gifts in a safe environment, supported by others. Witness and be in meeting your vulnerabilities and stepping into your potential.


We will first cultivate the value of simply being who we are moving forward from there. Not dismissing purpose and direction but developing a different approach to it, the one we can enjoy, moment to moment.

To be valued in the world as women we need to honour
our own value system. The more of us it, the more valued it becomes collectively.
We will work with ways to "drop" into our bodies and direct experience and give specific attention to what we want to bring forth as women and how. It may be as simple as how you long to be in your daily life and having a supportive environment to practise that, or concentrating on a very specific new step in creative/professional life.
Thank for the inspiration.
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