SHADOW SIDE OF
 
THE FEMININE



FREE WORKSHOP
 
SERIES FOR WOMEN

This series highlights how we as women have been conditioned to suppress some of the most vital aspects of our emotional, sensual, psychological & spiritual landscapes, in order to keep up to the unattainable & limited standards of patriarchal femininity. 

This 3-part workshop series is an antidote to these structures & and an invitation to open to the hidden and denied aspects of self ( the shadow), in order to reclaim your natural, embodied aliveness as a women. 



Hosted by Maanee Chrystal - Psychological activist, Somatic Integrative Trauma therapist, Dance Therapist, Erotic Educator & Founder of the Somatic Institute For Women


The shadow is the unconscious. 

Shadow work assists us in birthing otherwise unknown parts of ourselves and our experience into the known, by making the unconscious conscious. As women, many of us often don't feel safe to just be ourselves. 

Rather, we are programmed though patriarchy to adapt our behaviour, please others & live by unattainable standards of perfection & "femininity" based on what we do, how we look, how successful, youthful 
& sexy we are, to affirm our worth. 

It is In our search to be accepted, belong & avoid feelings or experiences of abandonment, 
we end up self abandoning in order to feel safe & fit in. 

In this workshop series you'll receive trauma informed shadow work & somatic practices that support your own investigation around these topics. 

You will be supported to come into intimate relationship with your own shadow as a pathway towards a deeper embodiment of your birthright to feeling safe, alive & free in your own body as a women. 

The shadow is the unconscious. 
Shadow work assists us in birthing otherwise unknown parts of ourselves and our experience into the known, by making the unconscious conscious. 

As women, many of us often don't feel safe to just be ourselves. Rather, we are programmed though patriarchy 
to adapt our behaviour, please others & live by unattainable standards of perfection & "femininity" based on 
what we do, how we look, how successful, youthful & sexy we are, to affirm our worth. 

It is In our search to be accepted, belong & avoid feelings or experiences of abandonment,
 we end up self abandoning in order to feel safe & fit in. 

In this workshop series you'll receive trauma informed shadow work & somatic practices that support your own investigation around these topics. 

You will be supported to come into intimate relationship with your own shadow as a pathway towards a 
deeper embodiment of your birthright to feeling safe, alive & free in your own body as a women. 

Workshop #1

Foundations of shadow work

In this first workshop you will be introduced to the courageous journey that is shadow work. I will support you into a meeting of the lost parts of self. The parts that we learnt are not allowed to be known, expressed & felt.

In this workshop we will cover how & why the shadow develops, why we experience shame & why we fear to be honest, authentic & vulnerable in the way we relate to ourselves & others. You will discover how to become aware of your own shadow through noticing the ways we seek validation & approval, project unintegrated shadow aspects onto other people and how to start to feel safe to express authentically, be honest & feel in deeper connection to yourself & others.

Workshop #2

Dismantling Internalized Misogyny in Women


Whether conscious or unconscious, the longing to feel seen, wanted, loved and desired is intrinsically woven within our body, psyche & nervous system as women. Yet, through unhealthy programming, we have collapsed into objectifying ourselves and our bodies as a way to seek love, validation & approval.
 
In this 2 hour workshop we explore how internalized misogyny shows up in our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes & bodies as women. We will explore themes around slut shaming, threat, jealousy & competition between women & how we can move from objectification of the body to Inhabitation of the body.

Workshop #3

Embodying Feminine Intelligence

One of the biggest challenges we face today is the phobia of deeply feeling and connecting to our full emotional, sensual, erotic, psychological & spiritual landscape, through the body.
 
In this 2 hour workshop we will integrate the teachings from the first two days into the body. You will gain trauma-informed resources to cultivate a somatic sense of safety in order to come into contact with the deep feminine- your direct, felt experience of embodied presence, as a way to meet yourself in your essential, core nature.

Over 1000's of years women & their bodies have been subject to the patriarchal frequency. So much to a point that we don't even question it, because it is literally the waters we swim in.

Through this, women have a complex relationship to their identity & body. Layers of shaming and conditioning around our sexuality, menstruation, pregnancy, ageing, motherhood, gender roles, body image, workplace, power and so much more that has been deeply impacted by patriarchy.

But what we are more interested in unpacking in this workshop series, is not about how we are a victim to this paradigm but how we have internalized it as women, continue to perpetuate it and how we can come back to living life in relationship to our authenticity and natural state of being.

This immersion is a laboratory to dismantle the programming we as female bodied beings have received and an embodied investigation towards reclaiming and exalting the
 feminine outside of the structures of patriarchy. 

Workshop #1

Foundations of 
shadow work


In this first workshop you will be introduced to the courageous journey that is shadow work. I will support you into a meeting of the lost parts of self. The parts that we learnt are not allowed to be known, expressed & felt.

We will explore 

-How & why the shadow develops
 -Why we experience shame & why we fear to be honest, authentic & vulnerable in the way we relate to ourselves & others. 
-How to become aware of your own shadow through tracking the ways we seek validation & approval & project unintegrated shadow aspects onto other people
- How to start to feel safe to express authentically, be honest & feel in deeper connection to yourself & others.

Workshop #2

Dismantling Internalized Misogyny in Women


Whether conscious or unconscious, the longing to feel seen, wanted, loved and desired is intrinsically woven within our body, psyche & nervous system as women. Yet, through unhealthy programming, we have collapsed into objectifying ourselves and our bodies as a way to seek love, validation & approval.
 
In this 2 hour workshop we explore
 
-How internalized misogyny shows up in our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes & bodies as women. 
 - Slut shaming
-Threat, jealousy & competition between women
-The objectification of the body vs. Inhabitation of the body.

Workshop #3

Embodying Feminine Intelligence

One of the biggest challenges we face today is the phobia of deeply feeling and connecting to our full emotional, sensual, erotic, psychological & spiritual landscape, through the body.
 
In this 2 hour workshop we will integrate the teachings from the first two days into the body. You will gain trauma-informed resources to cultivate a somatic sense of safety in order to come into contact with the deep feminine- your direct, felt experience of embodied presence, as a way to meet yourself in your essential, core nature.
Over 1000's of years women & their bodies have been subject to the patriarchal frequency. So much to a point that we don't even question it, because it is literally the waters we swim in.

Through this, women have a complex relationship to their identity & body. Layers of shaming and conditioning around our sexuality, menstruation, pregnancy, ageing, motherhood, gender roles, body image, workplace, power and so much more that has been deeply impacted by patriarchy.
But what we are more interested in unpacking in this workshop series, is not about how we are a victim to this paradigm but how we have internalized it as women, continue to perpetuate it and how we can come back to living life in relationship to our authenticity and natural state of being.

This immersion is a laboratory to dismantle the programming we as female bodied beings have received and an embodied investigation towards reclaiming and exalting the feminine outside of the structures of patriarchy. 

In This Process...

We will ask big questions, lean into the uncomfortable, and challenge our conditioning and beliefs. You will experience the power of the shadow as an ally, rather than seeing it as something to be ashamed of and push away.

Facilitated by

Maanee Chrystal

Maanee is a psychological activist, Trauma-Informed Somatic Psychotherapist, Dance Therapist, Feminist, Erotic Educator & Somatic Integrative Trauma therapist.

Maanee's offerings are an embodiment of her avid examination into her own shadows over the past 10 years. She is a deep feeler & lover of the truth. An investigator of the hidden & denied. 

Maanee's transmission has touched 1000's of women around the world teaching on the topics of the therapeutic qualities of the erotic, the feminine somatics & shadow work. . She is the founder of the The Somatic Institute for Women & the Shadow Side Of The Feminine Global Summit.

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