Transcending Societal Expectations for Women

Coming home to our Bodies as we Include & Transcend Societal Expectations

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What will we be exploring in this Lab?

Our relationship to ourselves is impacted by many internalized constructs and cultural beliefs: the messages received early in our family and environment, norms promoted on body aesthetics, the anti-aging culture and pressure to look young, the expectation to get married and have children, the expectations on women in business, amongst others. We would like to go on a journey together to explore and unpack some of these constructs while doing embodiment practices as a way to land fully in and listen to the wisdom of our bodies. We will be building resources to support this embodiment journey.

Who is invited to participate?

We invite women to explore and integrate various aspects of their relationship with themselves through different moments of life in the context of societal expectations: including body image struggles; relationship with food, illness and disability, pleasure and desire; navigating menopause and the anti-aging culture, etc. Participants are welcomed to choose one specific aspect to explore and use the lab process to get more clarity on the wisdom of their bodies to deal with their challenges. At the same time we invite a broader look at several aspects that impact the way in which we relate to ourselves.

More about the journey of the Lab

Each lab session has some components of: (1) Building cohesion and refining our capacity for our exploration; (2) Building resources individually and collectively; (3) Building a reference map of what our field is inviting for healing, (4) Deepening our exploration on different topics brought by the group intelligence. We propose anchoring the lab exploration in a creative process of building an individual body map (proposal to be validated by the group). Each session explores a different theme to be incorporated in the body map. Towards the end of the lab, each participant will be invited to share their body map.

When will we be meeting?

We will meet on zoom once a month (120 min) for the Lab exploration. Lab dates: Jan 19*, Feb 16, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 24, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 13. Time: 9-11am pst/12-2pm est/6-8pm cet.
*The first lab session (Jan 19) is the only that will happen one hour later: 10-12pm pst/1-3pm est/7-9pm cet.
We are also offering practice group sessions (60 min) with triads in between the lab sessions. We invite participants to attend as many as possible. Practice Dates: Mar 1, Apr 5, May 10, Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2, Aug 30, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 6. Time: 9-10am pst/12-1pm est/ 6-7pm cet.
The Lab explorations are meant for a deep dive into the different topics. The practice groups are meant for additional digestion space and building cohesion in our group.