Womanhood as a Source of Power: Weekend Course for Women
This course welcomes you to an in-depth exploration of the theme of womanhood. Through the ages, women have been mystified, subjugated and consecrated. Do you allow yourself to be defined from the outside? Do you set yourself limitations, conditions and definitions? Do you have to block or mute some aspects of yourself? What does it mean for you to be a woman? What kind of woman do you want to be? What kind of connection do you have to your sexuality?
The objective of this course is to open a channel for the exploration of our deep essence, to make the search for the acceptance of others a little less important, and to allow us to live without making excuses for what we are or what we want to be. Course activities consist of gentle physical exercises (including Authentic Movement* exercises), activities based on images and mythic stories, and guided group discussions. The course is a continuation course for students who have completed the first part, but is also excellent for first-timers. It is a confidential and therapeutic opportunity to explore the experiences of the lived body. No preliminary skills are required.
The content of the course is based on an understanding of gender and sexuality as multi-dimensional structures of interaction. It is inspired by the notion of psychoanalyst and author Elina Reenkola and Ph.D. and storyteller Clarissa Pinkola Estés of a brave, savage woman who feels a longing for a deep, instinctual and powerful way of living and refuses to be produced and abridged by the patriarchal culture.
‘On the surface we are still friendly, but beneath our skins we are no longer tame.’ – C. P. Estés
Friday October 13th at 17.30-20.30, Saturday October 14th at 10-16, Sunday October 15th at 10-15
Instructor: Kirsi Törmi
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 14 h
Participation fee: 135 euroa
Enrollment by September 28th.
Doctor of dance, dancer and TRE instructor Kirsi Törmi has made an extensive career as a dancer and a choreographer. She also worked as the artistic director of the Routa Group from 2002 to 2011. Törmi currently works as a freelance dancer/choreographer, the artistic director of the Full Moon Dance Festival and a part-time researcher in the ArtsEqual project. She is also a gestalt therapist, couple/sexual therapist, TRE instructor and mentor, and a work instructor trainee.
* Authentic Movement is a free-movement method that explores personal experience through movement and interaction. It is based on spontaneous motion with another person participating as an eyewitness. Motion is performed with eyes closed, which makes the sensation and experience deeper. The Authentic Movement method was invented in the 1960s when dance therapist Mary Whitehouse combined expressive dance and the Jungian notion of active imagination.
Availability is limited, so sign up in time! Welcome letters and invoices are sent to participants’ email address immediately after registration closes. If you do not find the course letter or the invoice in your email please also check the junk mail folder.
Enrollment is binding. Cancellations must be communicated on the last enrollment day by 6 pm the latest. Please check this course's last day of enrollment from above. With the exception of injuries and illnesses certified in writing by a doctor, cancellations made later than the deadline are subject to full course fee.
Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid using pre-paid Liikuntaseteli and Kulttuuriseteli vouchers (Smartum Oy) as well as Virikeseteli vouchers (Edenred Oy). You can pay with the vouchers in the beginning of the first class or you can bring the vouchers to Zodiak office (open weekdays 11 am to 4 pm). It is not possible to pay the course fee with cash.
For further inquiries, please contact Elina Ruoho-Kurola, email@example.com, p. 050 587 0470 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).