Primal Sequence: Tracking the Five Phase Sequence as a Transformational Tool for Individuals and Groups


How we do anything is how we do everything.


The Five Phase Sequence is a way of talking about time and space. It is a map for any experience, journey or action. It is a tool for being fully present in yourself throughout a process. In bringing attention to your own sequence, with support and resource, you will be able to clearly identify and shift patterns of stuckness or challenge, in any area of your life. By deepening your capacity to orient where you are in a process, you will find you have a greater sense of ease and choice.


This workshop is facilitated by Elsa Asher, and includes a screening of the film Primal Sequence, made by Elsa Asher and Cedar Ranney, and Body-Mind Centering movement led by Chantia Smith. Note: wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and bring a journal to write in.


Time + Space Details: 

Sunday, July 31, 10 - 6pm at private residence in San Anselmo (address given upon registration). 


Investment: $95. If a reduced rate is needed for you to attend please email


10:00 - 10:30    Settling in & guided meditation - simplified Mother Earth / Father Sky, Elsa

10:30 - 11:00    Introductions

11:00 - 11:15    Break (get video ready)

11:15 - 12:00  Intro to the Five Phase Sequence, Cedar, Chanti, Elan, video, creative process             Elsa & Cedar

12:00 - 12:25  Embodiment of Intention Phase - Frame: Where I Come From, Why I am Here,             Sperm & Egg: Elsa & Chanti

12:25 - 12:50  Debrief Discussion

12:50 - 2:05     Lunch

2:05 - 2:30     Embodiment of Preparation Phase - Embryological movement (look at pictures):             Chanti

2:30 - 2:55     Debrief Discussion

2:55 - 3:10     Break

3:10 - 3:35     Embodiment of Action Phase - The Birth Push, Elsa & Chanti, Elan demo too

3:35 - 4:00     Debrief Discussion

4:00 - 4:25     Embodiment of Follow Through Phase - Supported Attachment Sequence: Elsa             & Chanti

4:24 - 4:50     Debrief Discussion

4:50 - 5:05     Break

5:05 - 5:30     Embodiment of Integration Phase - Deep Rest, More and More Comfort: Chanti

Re-Watch Video??

5:30 - 5:35     Writing: Elsa

5:35 - 5:50     Sharing Reflections and Debrief: Elsa

5:50 - 6:00     Closing



Elsa Asher, MSc, CD(DONA) - storytelling artist, educator, somatic practitioner, ritualist 


Chantia Smith, CPM, LM, SEP - midwife, somatic practitioner of many modalities for 20 years


Cedar Ranney - videographer and founder of Sacred Witness