Somatic Mythography Workshop Overview


Somatic Mythography: Movement, Myth, & “Story”

             An intensive course to review and revision your personal story with mythologists, Margo Meck, Ph.D. and Mark Lumpkin, Ph.D.

You have the authority to script your story.

Student Comments:
“Working with Mark helps me bring my consciousness into my body and into the present moment. After each session I feel more focused and aware.” – Kimberly


“Margo’s vast knowledge of stories and characters was amazing and helped me understand my story better.” – Rene


“Mark’s dedication to total fitness – body, mind and spirit – and passion for his profession is truly inspiring!” – Brock


This class that Margo taught was exactly what I needed right now to get my brain re-started to thinking about storytelling differently.” – Alexis


“In the years I have worked with Mark, I have gained knowledge I could never have learned anywhere else. His background has helped me grow my career as a life coach.” – Paul

Let Myth and More help you thread your way into and out of the labyrinth we often find ourselves in as we reflect on our story. You will be introduced to archetypal patterns, the structure of the Hero’s Journey, character archetypes, mythic motifs and the complexity of the human drama found in myth and all enduring stories. Somatic Mythography: Movement, Myth, & “Story” is designed to help you identify your story, feel it, honor it, and revision it. Through access to those unchanging constants of the human condition and perceiving the forces underlying human activity captured by myths, you may improve the quality, integrity, and authority of your story.

Course Elements:

Lecture: an introduction to mythic motifs, character archetypes, and the Hero’s Journey will be explored through traditional lecture format.

Storytelling: myths and fairy tales from several traditions are integrated into the presentation along with with video clips from classic and current films to give specific examples of elements under discussion.

Exercises: several different types of group exercises assist to express the “story” held in the body, including (but not limited to) toning, yoga, private spa services, and creative expression.

Ceremony and Ritual: we enter a sacred space honoring our unique journey and transforming our “story” through the structure of initiation.

Integration: free time is offered in order to integrate the deep experience that is the core and nature of this workshop in a safe container.

Class Schedule: 
Dates and venues for this course
to be announced
Check back for calendar of events

How we can help: You have a story to tell. Let Myth and More help you bring your story to life.  Learn to identify your “story” and revision it through Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul and understanding the basic truths within the human drama reflected in myths.

Margo Meck, Ph.D. received her doctoral degree in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. She is a mythologist, writer, story consultant, and speaker. She has also lectured on Personal Mythology, Proof of Identity in Myth and Fairytale, and Psyche and Nature.

Presenter :  Margo Meck, Ph.D. of Myth and More . . . 

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Dr. Mark Lumpkin, LMT, CPT, RYT has been involved with professional sports for 23 and brings a wealth of knowledge to his profession. He received his doctoral degree in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. and also has two Master’s degrees in psychology and numerous certifications in massage therapy and fitness. He has developed an innovative and integrated work that incorporates yoga/movement therapy, performance psychology, NLP coaching, corrective exercise, breath work, cardiovascular training, hands on training and spa/table work. He also has extensive teaching experience with groups and one-on-one.

Presenter :  Mark Lumpkin, Ph.D. of Myth & Motion 

Mark Lumpkin, Ph.D.

Mark Lumpkin, Ph.D.

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