The Workshop

voicesofearthcreatorsThe Inanna Workshop was developed by theatre artists Leslie Ayvazian, Olympia Dukakis, Joan MacIntosh, and Remi Messenger in the 80s & 90s, who passed the torch on to Desirée Matthews and Elizabeth Morton in 2013. With exercises and discussions inspired by the myth, each participant in the workshop is given the opportunity to acknowledge how she has uniquely prevailed in the world.  She then goes on a journey from her worldly glory into the metaphoric underworld so that she may discover and recover the lost/suppressed/unwanted parts of herself.

OmegaRoadTripOn the road to our workshop together at OMEGA, June 2016.

inanna statueWhat to expect:

The exercises incorporate language, movement, sound, and improvisation. If a particular exercise needs to be modified in order for a participant to feel more comfortable, that will be done. Each participant will be providing witness to one another as well as sharing in discussions.

Before the workshop’s beginning, each participant will be emailed a packet of information about the myth so that she shares a common understanding and language with her fellow participants. She will also be given a detailed list of what to bring (journal, pen, snacks, water, comfortable clothes, etc.) to the workshop.

Upcoming Fall Dates-

November 17th in NYC, Lucid Body House

It is open to all who identify as women over the age of 30.

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One-DAY WORKSHOP, November 17th 10:30am-5pm, New York City


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$90 for 2, Save when you sign up with a Friend!  


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* Refunds will be issued in full with 10 days notice of event.  After that, credit will be issued towards future workshops. * 

The Inanna Workshop travels!  Email us @ to arrange for a workshop in your area.  To date, the workshop has been adapted for high school girls, college women and fertility circles.

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