Polly Howells

Polly Howells, LCSW, was a psychotherapist in Brooklyn, New York for 38 years. She studied BodySoul Rhythms® with Marion Woodman from 1997 to 2004. In collaboration with Janice Stieber Rous, Polly began teaching residential women’s workshops in 2004. In 2007 she took a seminal trip to the Ecuadorian rainforest, which fostered a newly awakened awareness of the connection between the harm we are doing to the body of Mother Earth and to the bodies of earthly women. In 2008, Jean Esther joined their facilitator team and they renamed their yearly retreat “Reclaiming Our Lives, Reclaiming Our Earth.” Polly is now semi-retired, active in spiritually-based environmental work, and living outside Woodstock, New York.