Eros rising: A NEW LOVE STORY

A day long adventure in liberating the story of love

Saturaday, May 12th, 10am-5pm 

Berkeley, CA

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Let's tackle outdated love myths

and step into the new love story

that wants to come alive in our time.


Through creative movement, embodiment practices, storytelling, group process, and improv, we will revisit the myth of Psyche and Eros and work within it to explore how we are showing up in our relationship to  love. Bringing new consciousness into the oldest human longing, we will begin forging a new path for the rising of Eros in our time.

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The myth of Eros and Psyche is probably one of the Most known stories in classical mythology.

Eros, son of Aphrodite, was the personification of intense love desire and was depicted throwing arrows to people in order to hit their heart and make them fall in love.

Psyche, a maiden, personifies the human soul. Psyche, however, was distraught because not only could she not fall in love with someone, but even more surprising, nobody seemed to really fall in love with her.

Men were happy just to admire her. Then they passed by and married another girl. Psyche was the most beautiful girl on Earth, but she was sad and lonely, always admired but never really loved. It seemed that no man would want her as his wife and this caused great anxiety and distress to her parents.

In the love story of Eros (Cupid in Latin) and Psyche (meaning "soul" in Greek), we can see the perseverance of a man even when he is possessed by passion-- and the effort of a woman to overcome many obstacles in order to achieve the happiness of love. 



If that is the old story...

what is the New story

of eros rising in our time?


This Workshop Is For You If:

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  • You want to work with all genders

  • You feel stuck in an old story that doesn't nurture you

  • You’re looking for a new way to explore how you are living with love in your life

  • You want to enliven a new story with your whole body

  • You're ready to tackle how old storied influence you, and want to unweave and rewire how you relate to love in all of its forms


“I’ve been walking with a heavy story, in bewilderment of how to relate to it, what to do with it, carrying a sense that it has relationship to a universal human story but not knowing where to begin. Leah helped me spell out the pieces through feeling ALIVE in the story, honoring it, bringing intention to the craft of it, and allowing it to reveal itself to us. I feel like dignity has been brought to my role in these painful stories, and I feel empowered to live in them with awareness and choice.”

— Kait Singley


"Expect to explore deep and uncharted waters within your own being. Stefana is a timeless and multidimensional facilitator who truly cares about women's wellbeing. Her skills in providing space and practices to bridge one's inner world and outer world are unlike anything I have ever experienced before."  --Allison Mezen

Come Prepared to Have a Lot of Fun While:

  • Exploring a variety of mythic archetypes that live through you

  • Exposing old beliefs and stories that are preventing you from living with love in the way that is most authentic to you

  • Playing with the creative force to chart love trajectories that are true to you

  • Witness and be witnessed in the how you embody love

  • Connecting with your body’s genius for the telling of a new story


You Will Walk Away With:

  • A new love story

  • A set of skills to work with your internalized personal myths

  • A new way of understanding yourself and your relationship with love

  • A sparked and nurtured body

  • A revitalized sense of connection to all things


Your Alchemists

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Stefana Serafina, M.A, is an embodiment instigator, facilitator, and writer. She is the the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance, which has grown into an international platform for providing resources, experiences, and education for returning to our  bodies’ inherent intelligence, creative and intuitive genius, and sensuous wisdom.

Stefana's research and teaching style weave together various somatic and expressive arts approaches, embodied inquiry, body and nature-centric practices, and the exploration of the archetypal and the mythical in the human psyche. 

Based in the San Francisco Bay, Stefana has been teaching in California, Europe, and Central America since 2009, and, more recently, online.  She is  hosts and produces The Embodied Way Podcast, and authors the Embodied Way Blog. 




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Leah Lamb is a storyteller and creator of Soul Stories. Her stories work with myth, archetypes and symbols as a means for self discovery and connection with community and the environment.  For seven years she worked as a wilderness guide with youth with youth at risk. Her storytelling has taken on several mediums, including launching the Green Channel at the Emmy award winning television network, Current TV, and has written about the environment for National Geographic News Watch, Planet Green, Huffington Post Spirituality & Health Magazine and Fast Company. Leah works one on one with people through the form of Soul Stories, a form of mystical storytelling that allows for people to explore their archetypal structure and examine their lives through the metaphors presented in the mythic landscape. 

Her work focuses on strengthening communities, and creates unique gatherings where participants can work within the mythic form of exploring how we are living in the cosmos, and in our consciousness. 



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