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Let your powerful, beautiful, and wise female soul 

to emerge and blossom!

Female Rainbo

Groups for Women

As women in our everyday life we embody a wide spectrum of roles, from the more traditional ones of the wife, mother, and daughter to the more independent, self-sufficient and alchemical models of leaders, activists, artists and healers. Some of these expressions are more familiar and comfortable to us, and some we struggle to fulfill the best we can.

 

The Female Rainbow Workshops, are 3h experiential groups for women, in which we explore together, recover and celebrate the  spectrum of our female identity. Women have traits that are colorful, multifaceted, strong and vulnerable, just like the rainbow qualities that we can find in the archetypes of the Greek Goddesses.

We use Greek myths, Authentic Movement explorations and Expressive Art activities to invoke the qualities of the powerful archetypes of the Greek goddesses in our embodied presence and gain insights to become a better “heroine” in your own life story.​

Upcoming Workshops: The Hestia Archetype

As Jean Shinoda Bolen describes in her book “Goddesses in Every Woman”, the inner archetypes of the Greek goddesses can reveal intimate truths about ourselves. These archetypes are powerful inner patterns, forces within that influence what we do and how we feel. When we are able to understand them, we gain powerful insights that provide the key to self-knowledge and wholeness.

Each workshop is independent and dedicated to one of the Greek goddesses to help you develop their unique qualities

(For full description see further below).

These are the independent, self-sufficient, virgin goddesses :

  • Hestia, to tend the inward fire and find your way back to center

  • Artemis, to strengthen your assertiveness and honor sisterhood

  • Athena, to connect to your wisdom and focus on what matters.

The relationship-oriented, vulnerable goddesses:

  • Hera, to deepen your capacity to bond and endure difficulties in your commitments

  • Demeter, to invite abundance in life and nourish your inner child

  • Persephone, to live up to your commitments and open your heart to the numinous

And last but not least, the alchemical goddess of love and beauty

  • Aphrodite, to awaken your sensuality and enjoy the sensory experiences of your body 

 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Quality art materials are provided.

 

 

Now more than ever, it is time to honor the entire rainbow of our female identity!

What Participants Say

The Goddess workshops with Maria are exciting, playful, creative, informative, and fun. I leave feeling more grounded and touched by the space we have created as a group. My inner child is grateful.

- Anabelle

Workshops Calendar

from October 2019 to June 2020

Hestia

 Nov, Saturday 16, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hestia, goddess of the hearth, embodies the patient and steady woman who finds comfort in solitude and exudes a sense of intactness and wholeness

Example of invocation: Hestia, honor me with your presence, bring me peace and serenity.

Early Bird:

$55

Artemis

Dec, Saturday 14, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artemis, goddess of the hunt and the moon, personifies the independent, achievement-oriented feminine spirit that enables you to seek your own goals.

Example of invocation: Artemis, keep me focused on that goal in the distance.

Early Bird:

$55

Athena

Jan, Saturday 11, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Athena, goddess of wisdom and craft, represents the logical, self-assured woman,  the strategist who can stay calm in the midst of conflict.

Example of invocation: Athena, help me to think clearly in this situation

Early Bird:

$55

The Virgin Goddesses :

Hestia, Artemis, Athena

They personify the independent, active, nonrelationship aspects of women’s psychology.  Each one of them is “one-in-herself” and does what she does not because of any desire to please, not to be liked, or to be approved, even by herself. They all follow their own internal values. They all present inner drives in women to develop talents, pursue interests, solve problems, compete with others, express themselves articulately in words or through art forms, put their surroundings in order, or lead contemplative lives.

The quality of their consciousness is like a sharply focused, willfully directed, intense beam of light that illuminates only what is important to them, leaving everything outside of its radius in the dark or in the shadows.

Hera

Feb, Saturday 8, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hera, goddess of marriage, and commitment maker, provides woman's ability to bond, to be loyal and faithful, to endure and go through difficulties with a partner.

 

Example of invocation: Hera, help me to make a commitment and be faithful.

Early Bird:

$55

Demeter

March, Saturday 14, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Demeter, goddess of grain and the maternal archetype, represents a woman’s drive to provide physical, emotional and spiritual sustenance for her children  and others.

 

Example of invocation: Demeter, teach me to be patient and generous, help me to be a good mother

Early Bird:

$55

Persephone

April, Saturday 4, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Persephone, maiden and queen of the underworld, allows a woman to seem eternally youthful and expresses her capacity to grow and mature as a spiritual guide.

Example of invocation: Persephone, help me to stay open and receptive.

Early Bird:

$55

The Vulnerable Goddesses :

Hera, Demeter, Persephone

These three goddesses personify archetypes that represent the traditional roles of women – wife, mother and daughter. They are the relationship-oriented goddesses, whose identity and well-being depend on having a significant relationship. They express the needs in women for affiliation. Women identified with these goddesses are attentive and receptive to others. They are motivated by the rewards of relationship - approval, love, attention. For these women, fulfilling traditional women's roles can be personally meaningful.

​The quality of their consciousness is analogous to light from a living room lamp, which illuminates and casts a warm glow on everything within its radius. Expresses an an attitude of acceptance, an awareness of the unity of all life, and a readiness for relationship.

Aphrodite

May, Saturday 02, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, the alchemical goddess governing a woman’s enjoyment of love and beauty, sexuality, and sensuality, impels women to fulfill both creative and procreative functions.

Example of invocation: Aphrodite, help me to love and enjoy my body.

Early Bird:

$55

The Alchemical Goddess :

Aphrodite

Aphrodite belongs in her own category as alchemical goddess that represents the magic process or power of transformation that she, alone, has, through love and creativity. She is present in all creative work and act of communication; whenever growth is generated, a vision supported, and potential developed, a spark of creativity encouraged – as can happen in different kind of relationships – then Aphrodite is there, affecting both people involved.

The quality of her consciousness is like the light of the footlights. It is centered, and also receptive; it incorporates the object that focuses but is also affected by it. Everything below her light becomes fascinating.