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Myths and Archetypes (CT)

October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

R2400 – R2800

Friday 11th Oct (18h00 – 21h00)

Saturday 12th (09h00-17h00)

Sunday 13th October (09h00 – 13h00)

Workshop cost: R2800 / R2400 early bird discount if booked before 19th of August.

Venue: 196 Victoria, Woodstock



Ancestral Connections invites you to rest into the innate wisdom of your intelligent body through movement, dance and systems constellations.  This innovative series of workshops is created and facilitated by inspired therapists and trainers: Tanja Meyburgh and Sian Palmer.

Rumi writes, “the entire universe is inside you” and similarly, all the characters of a myth are inside of you. They belong to all of us.

It is in the realm of myth and story that we meet ourselves in light and shadow. Archetypes are found in ancient myths and fairytales; they are our inner guardians and allies that form part of our collective history. Encountering these archetypal images, we access the gifts and resources that are available to us from our ancestry. In doing so we can inhabit our unique individual identity and find a sense of our roots and belonging. Through moving and constellating myth and archetypes we tap into the parts of the soul in a way that awakens us to the magic and mystery of life, enabling connection to the richness of being human.

In the archetypes of the story we encounter our inner parts, both familiar and unfamiliar.  We find the imagination to dream again afresh and anew. Stories help us to see the themes that circle our life and ignite our creative agency. Entering into this language of the soul, we remember what was long forgotten, bringing light into the dark places and meeting the important dream figures that can show us the way.

Attendance to all sessions is required. No previous experience is needed. All are welcome.

What to expect:

  • Deep healing and learning from experience to understanding, from the body to thought
  • Guiding into authentic movement and visualisation to enable deeper embodied listening
  • Embodied ritual and initiation processes orientated around important life stages
  • Embodied constellations of specifically selected myths
  • Embodied processes to access the archetypes within these myths
  • Uplifting, life-giving music and movement

Who is this for:
• This workshop is for both the layperson and professional wanting to develop and further their relationship with their physical body, and finding embodied ways to resource themselves
• It appeals to those who are interested in exploring their interconnected relationship with themselves, their families and loved ones, humanity and the land.
• Constellations and conscious dance facilitators are invited to join us for further learning, and to inspire and deepen their work.

“Sian and Tanja’s collaboration in Ancestral Connections brings a workshop to bear which combines the incredible strengths of each of their respective practices: Expressive Movement and African Constellations. Sian’s sensitive movement meditation facilitation, paves an expressway for Tanja’s incisive family constellation work. The rhythmic dancing into embodied presence supports a personal bravery to see, face, embrace and release one’s inherited patterns and difficulties – in a life-changing manner. This work simply and penetratingly shatters personal conscious and unconscious obstacles, with an echo that subtly ripples forward and backward across one’s lineage. Gift yourself, your ancestors and your descendants this powerful workshop.” – Workshop Participant: Johannesburg, 2017

Tanja Meyburgh is a registered psychologist, and an internationally renowned systems constellations facilitator and trainer. As founder of African Constellations she has been immersed in family and systems constellations work since 2003 through her practice, training facilitators in South Africa and writing about her experiences. What excites her about constellations is the possibility to engage the head, heart and body in the healing process, as well as the bridge that it offers between ancient and indigenous ways of healing and modern concepts of psychology, epigenetics and neuroscience. Tanja is also an ongoing student of African cosmology.

Sian Palmer is the Founder of Expressive Movement South Africa and is a registered Drama and Movement Therapist (MA University of London) as well as a trained Family Constellations Facilitator. Sian currently practices in South Africa with both individuals and groups in therapy and training spaces. With her area of expertise firmly established in embodied practice, Sian is passionate about dance as an accessible holistic healing and meditation practice.

Expressive Movement encourages a holistic relationship to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies and supports a deeper embodied listening in the constellation field. In this workshop we move, constellate and connect with our ancestral lineages, with our non-family ancestors, and with life itself. This collaboration offers a healing and strengthening safe space that takes you out of the analysis and intellectual rumination of the past and into an embodied and ceremonial connection with the here and now. We discover and deepen our experience that relationship is primary: relationship with our roots, relationship with our bodies, to life and to ourselves.




October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
R2400 – R2800
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