April 6 | April 27 | May 18 | June 8 | June 29
note: June 29th class is 30 minutes longer 2 – 5pm ET
It is strongly suggested that you attend live, especially the first session. Sessions will be recorded and posted to the group page and will be accessible after the session ends.
About The Program
Led by Kim Rosen, with Mary Lou van Schaik
This series is designed for those who have previously experienced the Death’s Door (aka Feast of Losses) series, as well as for those who are new to the course.
Through an immersive alchemy of poetry, music, movement, guided explorations, and deep, authentic sharing, we will dive ever more intimately into themes touched in the original series, interwoven with new explorations. Saying goodbye, opening to incapacity; meeting “everyday deaths”, making peace with our bodies; practicing the “art of losing”; asking for help; and welcoming not knowing as a portal to vibrant aliveness — these are a few of the realms we’ll explore.
Kim has been drawn to the mystery of death since she wrote her first poem about it at the age of seven. Since then she has held friends and family members in her arms as they took their last breath, and she has practiced and taught the art of turning toward the many daily deaths that abound in a life fully lived. For four decades, she has been designing immersive environments that support deep and embodied self-inquiry.
In the last few years, Kim has innovated unique techniques of working with the Zoom video platform that allow for deep intimacy and authenticity with self and others through a lush immersion in music, poetry, movement and connection. As one workshop participant said, “This certainly is Zoom done different!”
Optional homework explorations, small groups, and partner explorations continue the conversation between gatherings. In addition, a workbook designed specifically for this course will further deepen the dive.
A note about what this is not: This is not 2.5 hours entrained to your device. It is an inner journey that will intentionally disrupt your ‘screen time’, because the primary focus is deep listening within.
Meet the Presenter
Kim Rosen, M.F.A., author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words (Hay House, 2009) has awakened listeners around the world to the power of poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. She is a poet, spoken word artist, ritualist and teacher of inner work centering on the power of poetry as a pathway to radical authenticity and self-revelation. Founder of the Poetry Depths Mystery School, and Soul School, she is the co-creator of four CDs of poetry and music and her writing has been published in The Sun Magazine, O Magazine, and Spirituality and Health among others. In 2007 she spoke a poem to a group of Maasai girls in Kenya who had fled FGM and Early Childhood Marriage, and that moment became the seed of the Safe House Education (S.H.E.) Fund.