20 Jan Taking Flight: Unifying the Feminine – Masculine Dynamic
Unifying the Feminine – Masculine Dynamic with Gita, Mushkan, Nirodha and Niten
Sundays, September 19 & 26, October 3 & 10
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT (Colorado), 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CET (Italy)
PREREQUISITE: Must have taken any one of the previous four courses in the “Meaningful Relationships” Series.
Human relating takes place in the interplay between female and male essential qualities regardless of your gender identification, your biological sex, or your sexual preference.
We may be aware that the gender roles we have been taught often do not align with our true nature and our longing for connection and autonomy.
In this workshop we will explore inner and outer relationship dynamics. Perceiving male-female dualities as complementary instead of as opposite frees up our essence. Inner resources to navigate our relationships in more fluid and fulfilling ways become available.
In this first meeting we will explore gender roles and stereotypes. How are we expected to act, speak, dress, groom and conduct ourselves? What do we “need” to be and do in order to be loved and accepted? When we get caught up in stereotypical notions of gender, it can distort our self- image as well as our relationships. That familiar feeling in many of us of “I just don’t fit” points at of how beliefs about self as men and women prevent us from being grounded in ourselves and living our life embodying our own innate essential qualities.
In this second meeting ,we will explore and befriend the innate essential qualities of the feminine and masculine, the receptive and the giving sides in us.
In doing so inevitably we will be touching on sexuality. Most of us experienced wounding here. This can inhibit a natural fluidity and ease in experiencing of pleasure in our own bodies.
In becoming aware of and beginning to heal, we open up again and remain present in the body with the full spectrum of aliveness, passion, and drive as well as softness, vulnerability and sensitivity. We’ll explore how both male and female qualities can be “online” in one body.
In typical relationship dynamics, we project not only our shadow but also our essence onto the other person. In this third meeting, we will look into the mirror and take our essential qualities back, honoring them in ourselves, and in our partners, friends, family, and any important “other” in our lives. We play with giving and receiving, being and doing. Trusting our inherent goodness we dare to safely explore topics like consent and true respect for oneself and the other.
In this final meeting we will come together to deepen the embodiment and awareness of the inner and outer female and male qualities which we have experienced together. We will revisit practical relating tools from earlier modules and recognize the rich aliveness of love when we choose to authentically and autonomously embody the qualities that lie within each of us.
Our on-line courses have been designed as unique, one-time offerings from our Leaders, and recordings of modules will not be available. Thank you for understanding, and enjoy the course!
After practicing Zen Buddhism and Sufism for some time, Gita met Osho in 1983.
Gita’s passion for grasping the correlation of ego personality (our strategies and wounds) and of who we truly are (our nature and essence) led her to training in Bioenergetics (A. Lowen), Biodynamic Massage (G. Boyesen), Rebirthing (L. Orr), Psychic Massage, Counseling, Hypnosis, Voice Dialogue, Osho Meditative Therapies, The Art of Dying, and Essence work. The focus of her in-depth training became Developmental Trauma Healing, Systemic Constellations (B. Hellinger), energy work and meditation (Osho Academy), early and adult attachment (D. Siegel and D. Poole-Heller) and Somatic Experiencing™️ (P. Levine).
Since the nineties, Gita has been creating and leading conscious touch trainings, primal and tantra intensives, residential retreats for women, and mentoring somatic psychotherapists and meditation teachers worldwide.
Mushkan holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is trained in Humanistic Psychology, Gestalt, Primal and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body centered approach for the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment injury.
Mushkan has been involved in the human potential movement since 1998 and has been working with Path Retreats since 2007, both in Europe and in the USA.
Authenticity, clarity, compassion and an unwavering commitment to knowing oneself are fundamental elements in her work and personal journey. She loves supporting others to pursue their potential for personal transformation and growth, and to release themselves from the conditioning, strategies and past hurts that limit their freedom and joy of living.
Nirodha first dove into the human potential movement in 1982. He become involved in group process work in 1991 and worked extensively with tantra, Primal, the man/woman relational field, trauma, attachment, and substance abuse.
Nirodha leads Awakening of Love around the States and facilitates the Path Retreat processes in America.
He holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, leads his own group workshops nationally, and has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Neil Ferguson, “Niten” is a Registered Therapeutic Counselor (RTC) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP – Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute). His private practice includes working with trauma, including early developmental (pre-verbal periods), much of which focuses on the early attachment with our parents or primary care taker and how impactful the adaptations necessary to survive the early environment effect our adult lives.
He shares his passion of personal growth through facilitating groups and working privately with clients. His practice integrates Counseling, Trauma Healing (Somatic Experiencing) and Hakomi (a body centered system of psychotherapy). Niten is also a student of The Ridhwan School – Diamond Approach and he takes part in facilitating a weekly men’s group.