Womens Work: “And You Are Still There” How Woman Understand, Support Each Other, and Endure.

There are three of us here
My mother, my monster, and me.
Sometimes I don’t know who it is
I don’t know who is talking
My mother, my monster, or me.
Seymour Carter

We behave ourselves into being. Most behavior comes from not being seen, first by our parents, second by our teachers, third by ourselves, fourth by our partners and our friends. In this way, life is a series of birth canals. The shape of our experiences, and how we interpret them and then integrate them into our deep self, helps form who we are, our being, who we give birth to as adult women, fully formed.

In this 3-day class we will develop coping skills to help us navigate zones of annihilation, and identify the behavior that comes from our mother, or our monster, or our shadow and explore, together, the way of integration so we may stand as our true self, as ‘me.’

We will practice listening, touching, reliving and receiving as ways of deepening your connection to the river of our life.

We will focus on boundaries, warnings, reminders and encouragements on the path to developing a positive, nurturing sisterhood. There will be movement, stillness and touch – these practices help us develop inner fortitude, give birth to and then maintain real friendship, and give breath to our bones.

The inclusion of touch in the class is integral; to be able to go deep into bodywork feels important. It has been an offering of deep restoration and remembering.

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal
of your body love what it loves.
Mary Oliver

Class size is limited as Rebecca likes to keep an intimate group. Early registration is advised. Students of the Milne Institute will receive a credit on their Dance Card for three student exchanges. To connect with Rebecca directly or for further details please email her at info@milneinstitute.com or call her at (001) 541 841 4799.
Update: February 18, 2021 – Womens Work is currently in the process of becoming NCTMB Certified.