In Autumn 2009, 19 women started on an amazingly powerful creative journey exploring their experience of mid-life and aging through dance, artwork, writing, stitching sacred garments, maskmaking and ritual theatre. We also had a ceremonial sweat lodge. Some of the women are still meeting to write and dance together.
I am thrilled to be offering a new version of Changing Woman starting at Samhain 2010, and ending at Imbolc 2011.
I know I'm in the afterglow of a
truly magical time, full of love and loving…
Thank you very much for the powerful
weekend that we ended on. It was very strong and memorable and will have lots
of resonances ... I found the sharing of the tracks particularly powerful and
(The performance) was a very powerful
experience for me - not only dancing my own. What was most moving was that everyone's
felt as special as my own.
I felt humbled in the best possible way - liberated.
I so loved the last weekend - especially
(doing) VERY significant things like the ritual theatre which continues to reverberate
for me. I'm exquisitely grateful to my group for their free-flow encouragement
and creative support…
these weekends have really helped
me especially this final weekend- I looked in the mirror and realised that I
actually didn't mind the wrinkles which I think underneath it all, I had been
scared of admitting to myself that I did!
The weekend was so powerful and nurturing
and affirmative for me – thank you to all of you and to Cora especially
for initiating and holding such a wonderful group going so deep.
all very inspiring and yummy
‘I loved how Cora shared with
Carol and then back to Cora…I loved the ordinary & at the same time
sacred way we went about the task… the way Carol set out exactly what
we were going to do & what we might expect and then being delighted that
we had time to dance a wave… how any trepidation melted as the sweat began
and the delicious heat entered right down to my bones…’
Vicky, Sheffield Centre for Massage Training