Ayşe Dayı will offer this program as a course in VHS:Volkshochschule-Mitte in Berlin.
The course is for all who self-identify as woman.
It will be every Monday 13:00-16:15, January 24-April 4, 2022.
YOU ARE INVITED!
NAME OF THE COURSE:
RE-MEMBERING AND HONORING MY SACRED FEMININE: A WOMEN’S CIRCLE ON GENDER, BODY, & SEXUALITY
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?:
It will be a collective exploration of our femininity to:
- liberate our minds and bodies of the cultural notions of shame, guilt, imperfection, limited expression in the world
- to discover and reconnect to our Sacred Femininity, to the ancient wisdom of our bodies and sexuality, and
- create new ways of being that are more healing, balanced and whole.
The format of the course will be a women’s sharing circle, held for 10 weeks (1 introduction session followed by 9 weeks of gestation/unfolding). Using scientific and fictive readings, films, writing exercises, artwork, movement, meditation and sharing of our own experiences from childhood to now in a safe environment, we will explore together topics such as gender, historical degradation of the feminine, body image, childbirth, menstruation, contraception/abortion, motherhood, and close with the session on re-membering and reuniting with the Sacred Feminine.
WHERE & WHEN?
VHS Berlin Mitte, 10115 Berlin, Linienstr. 162, Raum 4.09 (Gymnastik)
Introduction to Course and to each other & Entering the Circle
What is Gender?: Femininity, Masculinity, Transgender
Historical Degradation of the Feminine Through Patriarchy, Religion and Capitalism
Gendering & Sexualization of the Female Body
Body Image & Feeling at Home in my Body
Childbirth: Medicalized Childbirth & Dignified Childbirth
Menstruation: The Fertile Body from onset of menses to menopause
Contraception & Abortion
Motherhood: Relationship to our mothers, motherhood, and to MotherEarth
YOUR GUIDE IN THIS JOURNEY:
Dr. Ayse Dayi is a psychologist (certified in Germany), medical sociologist and healer. She received her B.A. degrees in Psychology and in Political Science & International Relations from Boğaziçi University in Turkey and PhD in Human Development & Family Studies from Penn State University in the U.S. She has taught and conducting research in the areas of gender, women’s reproductive health, sexuality, psychology and medical sociology for 15 years in the universities in the U.S., Turkey, Switzerland, and Germany. In November 2020, she established Orca Dreams Platform for Mindful Living, which offers courses, programs and consultation to individuals and institutions in Turkey, Germany and beyond.
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