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Reimagining Demeter: Moving the Mother Archetype Forward in Art and Life

  • 5 Mar 2022
  • 26 Apr 2022
  • Online

Online Series: Reimagining Demeter: Moving the Mother Archetype Forward in Art and Life with Marialuisa Diaz de Leon Z

4 Thursdays, March 5,-26 | 9-10:45am PDT | $75 for the series | 7 CEUs: $37

Register here: https://www.tamalpa.org/calendar/online-series-embodying-your-hearts-wisdom-in-art-and-life-with-marialuisa-diaz-de-leon-z-2

Myths are timeless and so is our soul. The Greek goddess Demeter is an archetypal mother figure that must be reimagined if we are to embody her cyclic wisdom, reclaim her courage, and harness her healing energies. Demeter’s journey is multifaceted: from bliss to loss, from grief to despair, from contentment to anger, and from victimhood to empowerment. Demeter shows us the way back home to ourselves after a loss, when at a crossroads in our life, and while facing an unexpected event. As Demeter goes in search of her daughter, she sets in motion the process of searching for the parts of herself that she has neglected. Demeter’s myth sheds light into a deep lesson from grief and victimhood: radical mothering begins with oneself.

In this 4-week journey, participants will be guided to identify their own individual resonances with, and connections to, the story of Demeter utilizing the methodology of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process: somatic movement, movement metaphors, guided imagery, expressive arts, and Life/Art dialoguesNo previous art experience is necessary.

Marialuisa Diaz de Leon, MA, REAT, RSME/T. Therapist, movement specialist, mythologist, educator, researcher, and performer born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Marialuisa’s professional experience in psychology, somatics, and the arts spans over twenty years and includes work in education, private practice, and community intervention. She served as Program Director at Tamalpa Institute and is rejoining the faculty for the Level 1 training program this April. Marialuisa is the creator of Mythic Life: Embodying Wisdom, Beauty and Courage where she brings her expertise to work with women empowerment through a forward thinking integration of myth, arts, somatic movement and archetypal psychology(mythiclife.net). She is on faculty at SouthWestern College in Santa Fe, NM and holds the office of President for the ISMETA Board of Directors.


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