Embodied Feminine Wisdom

Buddha's eyes“The Fully Embodied Woman stands aligned in the Deep Feminine.
She loves life.
Her flesh alive with spirit, she sings her heart awake and dances unconditional
and ecstatic love.
She embodies the Wisdom of the Dark and of the Light.
Embracing the Great Mystery, not knowing, she Knows.
Empty, she is Full.
Dying, she is Born.” ~Knowlan

Explore, Discover, Create, and Express Yourself
as a
Fully Expressed Vivacious, Sensual, Creative, Embodied, Sexual, and Spiritual Woman

 Using art, movement, storytelling, ritual, and self-inquiry, you will:

  • Touch into the most essential elements of being a woman
  • Drop into the deep parts of yourself that are calling to be known, honored, and lived while cultivating the wisdom that lies within.
  • Dive into the sacred realms of your body, heart, mind, and spirit. Experience and express yourself fully — more fully alive, rich, and vibrant.
  • Discover for yourself what is meant by Embodied Feminine Consciousness through a kaleidoscope of lenses, including psychological, spiritual, mythological, sociopolitical, historical, and masculine and feminist motifs.
  • Prepare to be moved!

Access your Intuitive Embodied Wisdom Medicine
and Your Deep and Sacred Feminine Self

woman with sacred image

Offerings – Details Below

  • Embodied Feminine Wisdom Archetypal Assessment – a mapping of your Embodied Feminine strengths, power, and shadow
  • Daylong Retreats to luxuriate in listening, honoring, and tending to what is being called forth and wanting expression from your deepest Feminine self(selves).
  • Individual sessions in-person or through Skype
  • A 12-month Embodied Feminine Wisdom Immersion Program. Join other women in diving into the vibrant and magical Deep and Sacred Feminine using art, movement, and self-discovery.
Valerie proposed a path for us to take in this first session and it felt right. She asked a few key questions that helped her fine-tune her sense of me, which supported a comforting and skillful calibration in our phone conversation. I appreciated her honoring of all that I have developed throughout a 60+ year lifetime. She reported my assessment data and together we wove greater understanding about my relationships with these many feminine archetypes.
What had begun at FemTalks as a simple affinity with Valerie’s work, blossomed and dreamed me into guidance about an old constraining pattern embodied by my birth mother. My WHOLE SELF, with all its sacred feminine aspects, gets to decide how I walk this life. I am very grateful!
~ Marcia Rayene, M.A., founder/principal of Inner Ally Breakthrough Coaching

Contact Valerie Sher, PhD for more information and to schedule an appointment, consultation or register at 650-332-4656 or drval@drvaleriesher.com.

Embodied Feminine Wisdom Archetypal Assessment

Embodied Feminine Wisdom Immersion Program

Individual In Person or Skype Sessions

Individual Skype Sessions are available to support your process and go deeper with more individual facilitation. Contact me at 650-332-4656 or email at drval@drvaleriesher.com.

Daylong Retreats

Daylong retreats are offered throughout the year  to take time to nourish and nurture the deep and multi-faceted parts of ourselves as women. Daylongs will include themes related to the Embodied Feminine and various archetypal explorations through movement and other expressive art activities, ritual, group connection, sharing, and reflection. Feed yourself with a day of playful creative exploration, self discovery, and expression of your most essential self. Connect to other embodied wisdom seeking women. The next retreat is:

Feminine Archetypes

My Story

The Embodied Feminine Wisdom series comes out of my own discovery of my body’s knowing, my experience of myself, and who I was (and am) as a woman, as Feminine. In my first course – Women’s Wisdom, Women’s Mysteries – at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, I experienced a classic mid-life crisis, and a dive into self knowing. I discovered there was a “Feminine” and a sense that “I didn’t have one.” I was raised by a strong mother who was raised by Marines, three brothers, a career in the very masculine field of high tech, and I often questioned my sense of masculine and feminine. Perhaps confusion about my sexual identity, or rather a self that was a cultural creation cut off from an important aspect of myself. How had I been so cut off from a part of myself? This was the backdrop and beginning of my passionate yearning to know myself through various lenses and motifs, myths and stories, imagery, poetry, and song as a woman.

In my exploration through dancing, performance art, poetry, art, and music, I discovered the prayerful relationship with the deep and rich world of my inner embodied sense of self and the Sacred Feminine. The act of creative expression in its many flavors gave me form, poetic expression, aliveness, knowing, curiosity, power, direction and meaning. Through the intersection of art and my body, I feel myself deeply and know myself in relationship to others, the world, the Everything.

A Jungian Psychologist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Ritualist, and Guide, Valerie Sher, Ph.D., through her own call to discover, inhabit, express, and be known, brings her work to others to deepen their understanding of themselves and make meaning of their lives. She did her doctoral dissertation on The Embodied Feminine: An Exploration Through Movement. Focused at cultivating joy, health and wellbeing, the Founder of Paths to Wellness (PTW) embraces a philosophy that includes balance and being sourced in the areas of relationship, career, creativity, community, spirituality, and emotional and physical health. She served as the Director of the Center for the Divine Feminine at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology overseeing programs, events, and scholarship donations on the Sacred and Divine Feminine. She has performed in the production of The Vagina Monologues and other expressive art performances.

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